FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2013
Events for Kansas Educators Offered
Educators are being offered opportunities to increase their skill and knowledge through workshops provided this fall. The following events are offered through Emporia State University’s Jones Institute for Educational Excellence. Most workshops are offered for graduate credit. Online registration, as well as information regarding fees and materials needed for the workshops can be found at www.emporia.edu/jones/.
- Monday, September 9, 2013 – Read Like a Detective – for all content area teachers grades 3-12, administrators, instructional coaches. Workshop participants will learn and practice research-based reading strategies to teach students to build deep understanding of the texts they read using self-selected texts for their own classes. Presenter: Carol Hailey McLean.
- Friday, September 13, 2013 – 4 for the Core – for all content-area teachers grades 4-12, administrators, instructional coaches. This workshop will focus on four instructional strategies for teaching the new Kansas College and Career Ready Standards in reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Participants should bring a couple of reading passages to use in planning for the new strategies. Presenter: Carol Hailey McLean.
- Thursday, September 19, 2013 – Using AIMSweb® Reading & Math Assessments – for elementary teachers, instructional coaches, & administrators. AIMSweb® is a benchmark and progress monitoring system based on direct, frequent and continuous student assessment. The results are reported to students, parents, teachers and administrators via a web-based data management and reporting system to determine response to intervention. Presenter: Judy Rockley.
- Tuesday, September 24, 2013 – Socratic Circles: Student-Directed Discussion for College & Career Readiness – for grades 7-12 teachers. The workshop will employ a multi-modal media presentation including PowerPoint, video, written text, discussion and small group interaction to bring the power and magic of Socratic Circles to life for participants and will include handouts and examples that can be used immediately. Presenter: Matt Copeland.
- Friday, September 27, 2013 – Mastery Learning in Science & Math: Success for Every Student – grades 7-12 science & math teachers, instructional coaches. Mastery learning enables each student to move at his or her own pace and ensures that every student masters every concept. Teachers will begin to develop the structure for their own mastery classroom throughout the day. Presenter: Kelly Morgan Dempewolf, Ph.D.
- Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Promising Practices in Writing Instruction in a World of College and Career Readiness – for grades 4-12 teachers. This presentation synthesizes the research on promising practices for writing instruction and engages participants in a collaborative quest for classroom-tested methods and activities to fuel student learning. Presenter: Matt Copeland.
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – LETRS® Training, Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness – for K-12 General & Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches & Paraeducators – Module 2 discusses the importance of phonological awareness in reading and spelling instruction and also clarifies why children confuse certain phonemes (sounds) and how to give corrective feedback. Presenter: Judy Rockley.
- Thursday, November 7, 2013 – Reaching Rigor, Relevance & Coherence with the Kansas College & Career Ready Standards for Mathematics for Grades K-4 – Participants in the workshop will develop familiarity with the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics, with a central focus on the Practice Standards. Video clips will be used as a vehicle for reflecting on the Practice Standards. Presenters: Lee Anne Coester and Betsy Wiens.
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – LETRS® Training, Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works – for K-12 General & Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches & Paraeducators – Module 3 explores the structure and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns within words, syllables, meaningful word parts (morphemes); and historical layers in the orthography. This module addresses differences between syllables and morphemes, between irregular and high-frequency words, and among six syllable types. Presenter: Judy Rockley.
- Friday, November 15, 2013 – Science & Engineering Processes Preparing for the Next Generation – for grades 7-12 science teachers & instructional coaches. The Framework for K-12 Science Education, upon which the Next Generation Science Standards are being built, places a large emphasis on science and engineering processes. This full-day workshop will help teachers begin to incorporate science and engineering practices at a new level. Presenter: Kelly Morgan Dempewolf, Ph.D.
- Monday, November 18, 2013 – 16th Annual Kansas Regional Reading Recovery & Early Literacy Conference – For more information about registration for the conference, directions to the conference, or about the Reading Recovery program at ESU, visit www.emporia.edu/readingrecovery or contact the Jones Institute at 620-341-5372, toll free 877-378-5433, or e-mail Dawn Moews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – LETRS® Training, Module 4: The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language – for K-12 General & Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Coaches & Paraeducators – Module 4 addresses varied approaches to vocabulary instruction, including indirect (contextual) and direct methodologies, and stresses techniques for fostering word use, knowledge of word relationships, and awareness of word structure and its connection to meaning. Presenter: Judy Rockley.
- Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Reaching Rigor, Relevance & Coherence with the Kansas College & Career Ready Standards for Mathematics for Grades 5-8 – Participants in the workshop will develop familiarity with the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics, with a central focus on the Practice Standards. Video clips will be used as a vehicle for reflecting on the Practice Standards. Presenters: Lee Anne Coester and Betsy Wiens.
For more information about these events, visit www.emporia.edu/jones/ or contact Dawn Moews, email@example.com, 1-877-378-5433, 620-341-5372.