Conferences

Distinguished Speakers in Math Series : Establishing Critical Math Routines K-5 with Kim Sutton

Jan. 31, 2016

Register by December 16, 2016 to receive a 10% discount! Use promo code: Math2017

Join our distinguished speaker, Kim Sutton, as she discusses how to take short amounts of time in the teaching day to establish routines with math activities that build strength in number sense including areas like place value, number properties, basic facts, and mental math. Kim differentiates instruction with music, dance, literature, games and activities. She will model how she uses every minute in the classroom to keep students actively involved in thinking and reinforcing important concepts.

Registration closes on Jan. 24th for this event.

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Explicit Instruction: Lesson Design that Promotes Classroom Management

Jan. 26, 2017

A one-day workshop, walking you through proper lesson planning and classroom management. We'll design lesson plans, discuss how to organize a classroom and create safe environments which meet the social and emotional needs of students, while keeping them active and engaged.

Anita Archer and Charles Hughes's Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching is a research-based instructional approach that empowers teachers to deliver instruction to diverse groups of learners. The Workshops in this course will explore how to design and deliver scaffolded lessons that are organized for active participation as well as effective and efficient classroom manaement with mastery learning as the ultimate goal.

This workshop focuses on the "art of teaching." You'll discover how to explicitly choose and teach vocabulary, and how to deliver organized lessons focused on student engagement for all students while maintaining a brisk pace. According to Dr. Archer, "If instruction is truly interactive and students are constantly responding, then attention, on-task behavior, and learning increase and behavioral challenges decrease."

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Explicit Vocabulary Instruction K‐12

Feb. 3, 2017

A one-day workshop looking at effective practices for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction. You'll learn to create instruction that is clear and unambiguous, build instruction that involves presenting a words meaning using contextual examples, and more.

Anita Archer and Charles Hughes's Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching is a research-based instructional approach that empowers teachers to deliver instruction to diverse groups of learners. The Workshops in this course will explore how to design and deliver scaffolded lessons that are organized for active participation as well as effective and efficient classroom manaement with mastery learning as the ultimate goal.

This workshop focuses on the "art of teaching." You'll discover how to explicitly choose and teach vocabulary, and how to deliver organized lessons focused on student engagement for all students while maintaining a brisk pace. According to Dr. Archer, "If instruction is truly interactive and students are constantly responding, then attention, on-task behavior, and learning increase and behavioral challenges decrease."

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Advanced Academics Speaker Series–Bertie Kingore

Feb. 10, 2017

Differentiating with Rigor and Engagement: Practical Applications

Many educators differentiate less for gifted students than struggling students.
To decrease that disparity, we need high-impact, low-preparation strategies that realistically help us integrate standards and transform classrooms into rigorous learning environments.
With humor and fast-paced ideas, discover how to balance research findings with practical suggestions that provide information and inspiration to extend differentiation.

  •     Experience applications of the five instructional priorities characteristic of rigorous learning environments: relevancy, complexity and depth, cognitive development, support systems, and refined assessments.
  •     Explore assessments that provide actionable data to guide students and instruction.
  •     Transform lessons and products with rigor, relevance, and higher-order thinking skills.
  •     Engage students so they are motivated to exert the effort required to reach higher achievements.

Participants will receive a copy of Bertie Kingore's book "Rigor and Engagement for Growing Minds".

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Active Participation that Improves Classroom Management

Feb. 15, 2017

A one-day workshop working with choral responses and partner talk to get students engaged in active learning. You'll participate in group discussions and activities and observe some practice modeling to strengthen your knowledge of active participation.

Anita Archer and Charles Hughes's Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching is a research-based instructional approach that empowers teachers to deliver instruction to diverse groups of learners. The Workshops in this course will explore how to design and deliver scaffolded lessons that are organized for active participation as well as effective and efficient classroom manaement with mastery learning as the ultimate goal.

This workshop focuses on the "art of teaching." You'll discover how to explicitly choose and teach vocabulary, and how to deliver organized lessons focused on student engagement for all students while maintaining a brisk pace. According to Dr. Archer, "If instruction is truly interactive and students are constantly responding, then attention, on-task behavior, and learning increase and behavioral challenges decrease."

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Explicit Assessment that Supports Classroom Management

Mar. 9, 2017

A one-day workshop will focus on distributed and cumulative practice. Participants will look at how to provide both corrective and affirmative feedback to students through careful monitoring.

Anita Archer and Charles Hughes's Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching is a research-based instructional approach that empowers teachers to deliver instruction to diverse groups of learners. The Workshops in this course will explore how to design and deliver scaffolded lessons that are organized for active participation as well as effective and efficient classroom manaement with mastery learning as the ultimate goal.

This workshop focuses on the "art of teaching." You'll discover how to explicitly choose and teach vocabulary, and how to deliver organized lessons focused on student engagement for all students while maintaining a brisk pace. According to Dr. Archer, "If instruction is truly interactive and students are constantly responding, then attention, on-task behavior, and learning increase and behavioral challenges decrease."

 

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