Time for an Upgrade? Summer Workshops Offered for Educators
May 7, 2015
A frequent misunderstanding about teachers is they have their summers “off.” In truth, it is a time for them to learn how to implement new research, ideas and strategies into their classrooms.
This summer, the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence is offering 14 workshops for K-12 teachers. The workshops are:
- Creating Text Sets to Engage Students - Monday, June 1, 2015 (Registration closes May 25) - Carol McLean will show teachers how to assemble a text set around a topic or theme. Participants will work collaboratively to begin the process of identifying resources for and assembling a text set.
- Addressing Text Complexity in Content-Area Classrooms - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Registration closes May 26) - Matt Copeland, one of the developers of the text complexity model, will help participants find the proper balance of literary and informational texts while reaching the appropriate level of rigor.
- Engaging Students with Problem-Based Learning - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (Registration closes May 27) - 2011 Kansas Teacher of the Year Curtis Chandler will help teachers engage students in cross-curricular thinking and interweave new standards and assessments with problem-based challenges in the content areas.
- STEM and STEAM Ideas for Elementary Teachers - Thursday, June 4, 2015 (Registration closes May 28) - Curtis Chandler will help teachers experience the STEM and STEAM approach to hands-on, collaborative, inquiry and design-based learning.
- Effective Tools for Dealing with Chronically Underperforming Teachers - Monday, June 8, 2015 (Registration closes June 1) and Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (Registration closes July 28) - Dr. Dan Stiffler, Chair of the School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education department of The Teachers College, will lead this interactive presentation to guide administrators dealing with underperforming teachers.
- But I’m NOT an English Teacher – Teaching and Writing Across and Within the Content Areas - Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (Registration closes June 2) - Content area teachers are being challenged to incorporate writing in their curricula. Matt Copeland will guide teachers through writing in the non-ELA classroom.
- Helping Students Reach Rigor - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (Registration closes June 3) - Teachers can help students master a task or a concept by providing support in a variety of ways. Carol McLean will explain how to scaffold instruction so that all students may access challenging tasks.
- Instructional Technology Tools for Secondary Students - Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Registration closes June 4) - Curtis Chandler will share free tech-tools designed to streamline communication, creation, collaboration, reading, writing, and thinking in science, social studies, and literacy classrooms.
- Moving Forward in 21st Century Social Studies - Friday, June 12, 2015 (Registration closes June 5) - Kori Green & Adam Topliff will share strategies to assist teachers to implement the HGSS standards and move students into a 21st century classroom.
- Close Reading: Elementary Practice & Planning (Grades 3-5) - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (Registration closes June 16) - Carol McLean will provide participants with practice in close reading passages and guide them through planning a close reading lesson to use in their classrooms.
- Writing Across Content Areas - Thursday, June 25, 2015 (Registration closes June 18) - Carol McLean will provide content teachers with strategies to teach students how to write and how to use their writing to learn the content.
- Socratic Circles: Student-Directed Discussion - Monday, June 29, 2015 (Registration closes June 22) - Matt Copeland, author of Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High School, will guide participants through the process of developing and using Socratic Circles in any class.
- Raising Rigor in the Classroom - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (Registration closes July 7) - Matt Copeland will guide teachers through the characteristics of highly effective classroom learning environments.
Information and registration can be found online at www.emporia.edu/jones or by calling toll-free 1-877-378-5433.
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