Upcoming Fall Workshops November 9, 2019

Movement and Mindfulness in the Classroom [FULL DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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This workshop will focus on the positive influence of brain and movement breaks and mindfulness practices in the classroom. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how brain breaks, movement and mindfulness practices can boost students’ on-task behavior and social emotional regulation. We will have a chance to engage in many movement breaks and mindfulness practices and how to integrate them into your classroom routines. Participants will leave with tangible resources to apply in their classes. All levels are welcome!

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$209.00
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Sharing Your Classroom Successfully [FULL DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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In this workshop, teachers will learn about the essentials of sharing a classroom and co-teaching in its many incarnations. This includes the relationship between two lead teachers, a lead and an associate or assistant teacher, a cooperating teacher and a student teacher, a general education teacher and a special education teacher, a classroom teacher and a subject specialist, etc. We will focus on effective professional relationships, what it means to share a classroom, and how to maximize the partnership potential for the benefit of the students. Please join us for this innovative and self-reflective workshop.

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$209.00
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The Associate Program and Mentorship: Guiding Associate Teachers Towards A Career In Education [Full Day]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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How can we best support young teachers preparing for a career in education? How can we best grow the next generation of teachers? In this workshop we will delve into supportive practices for mentoring associate/assistant teachers in our school communities. We will share about the Associate Teaching Program at The School, and discuss common challenges and specific strategies for supportive mentorship. Participants will leave with resources for supporting new or associate teachers in their contexts, including plans for associate professional development, graphic organizers for planning and problem solving, and talk moves for mentor led conferencing with associate teachers.

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$209.00
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They \ˈt͟hā\ (singular pronoun): Integrating Gender and Sexuality Education Throughout the Curriculum [Full Day]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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How do children K-8 learn to value and have pride in their own identities as well as respecting those of others? It begins in the home and the classroom and emanates into the world. In this workshop, we intend to share integrated unit plans, stand alone activities, and ideas for educators to create a culture of acceptance and learning as they explore subjects related to gender and sexuality. We will look at ways in which GSS topics may be integrated into literacy, math, science and technology, social studies, and social emotional learning. Through an intersectional and multifaceted workshop in regards to multiple areas of inequity, participants will leave with knowledge, resources and ideas of their own to use as they support, protect, inspire and motivate their students and the broader school community.

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$209.00
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Identity Explorations: An integrated Approach to the Development of Self [AM HALF DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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This workshop will focus on creating middle school curriculum in which the students' identities are front and center. The workshop will explore how students learn about themselves and how that self exploration can lead to a better understanding of others and the world around them.

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$109.00
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Integrating Google Apps for Instruction Collaboration and Assessment [AM HALF DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Google Applications are powerful tools for teachers, administrators, and learning support staff. From planning and curriculum development to instruction and assessment, these web tools enable students and school staff to work collaboratively and efficiently. In this workshop, we will present a variety of applications for Google Apps for purposeful and meaningful integration in schools. Participants will develop a plan to implement Google Apps for their particular instructional and assessment needs.

This workshop is open to anybody, but will be particularly geared towards those with little prior knowledge of the applications of Google Drive, or of creating a Google Site. Participants will need a Gmail account and a laptop.

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$109.00
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SMART Interactive Tools and Apps in World Languages and Beyond [Full Day]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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During this workshop, I will demonstrate sample lessons from a world language classroom that integrates interactive instruction using SMART Notebook, iPad apps, and Google Forms. These tools can be adapted for many subjects and learning environments and accommodate a wide range of ages. In addition, attendees will have time to develop their own materials to use in their classrooms.

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$209.00
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Art in the Classroom 101 [FULL DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to create successful art projects that enhance student learning in the classroom. Have you ever heard a student say “I can’t draw?” or “I’m bad at art”? What separates an age-appropriate art project from what is not? Incorporate inquiry-based teaching using art in your classroom to enrich what you teach and challenge your students’ learning. In the first half of the workshop, we will discuss children’s artistic development to plan grade-friendly art projects, brainstorm how to present projects for students with various learning styles, and learn about basic art materials and how to lay them out to entice students’ creative appetite. In the second part of the workshop, each participant will be able to explore classroom-friendly art materials, with an opportunity to workshop potential connections to curriculum in your existing classroom.

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$209.00
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Big Talks with Small People: Using Picture Books to Navigate Tricky Topics [FULL DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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During this full day workshop, participants will reflect on tricky topics that may come up in their classroom community. Topics include gender and sexuality, identity, race, death, and current events. Through the exploration of picture books, teachers will learn how to facilitate conversation and create space for their students to express, process, and learn from each other.

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$209.00
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Culturally Relevant Teaching: Windows and Mirrors for our Students [FULL DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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This is a full-day workshop where we will get a chance to share practices that support the construction of a conscious educational practice and use that lens to help us create conscious citizens in our classroom. By creating a classroom culture that builds empathy and teaches respect, family culture, multiculturalism and individuality are celebrated and we are all able to be conscious citizens. In the morning, we will share practices, have an opportunity to examine our own biases and address how in reflecting on ourselves we can raise our understanding of what students experience as well as explore how we can "de-bias" learning for students. In the afternoon, through curricular explorations, we will discuss how we can foster the creation of a safe classroom space that encourages the exploration and expression of each student’s unique identity.

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$209.00
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Developing Strong Number Sense with Students in the Elementary Math Classroom Through the Practice of Number Strings [FULL DAY]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Strong mathematics students are creative problem solvers, critical analyzers of data, and great communicators of their thinking, both orally and in writing. They also are computationally fluent and possess strong number sense. What does this mean to have a strong sense of number? How do elementary students develop this strong number sense over the course of their time in school, beginning in kindergarten and continuing into middle school? What is the role that number strings serve in a classroom focused on developing computational fluency and number sense? Participants will watch classroom video and look at student work, as a way of bringing the students into the workshop session. If you are a teacher, math coach, administrator, or parent interested in learning more about this key element of the mathematics classroom, please join us for a day of investigation and discussion.

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$209.00
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