Workshops Scheduled for Fall 2014


 

Advanced Differentiation:  Critical Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century


 

           Thursday, September 11, 2014

            Dr. Richard Cash, Presenter

            Hosted by Central Unified School District, Fresno, CA

 

PRESENTER:

Dr. Richard M. Cash has worked in the field of education for 25 years. His range of experience includes teaching at the elementary and middle school levels as well as the college level, and more recently serving as district administrator for the Bloomington Public Schools, in Minnesota. Dr. Cash received his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN, with a focus on quality school programming. He holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Cash also works as a private consultant to many school districts around the U.S. and internationally. His areas of expertise are educational programming, curriculum development, differentiated instruction, creativity, and brain compatible classrooms.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Description of Workshop:

Now that you have learned how the curriculum aligns with how the brain learns; instructional strategies for differentiation; CCSS; and assessment; it’s time to infuse the advanced levels of thinking essential for 21st century success.  We will explore critical reasoning, creative thinking, problem solving and decision making.  Also during this session, specific emphasis will be placed on developing students’ self-regulation for learning.  Special emphasis will be placed on supporting all students in a rigorous and challenging curriculum.  You will leave this session with numerous low-prep, ready to implement strategies for thinking and learning.

 

REGISTRATION:

Register and pay online with a credit card    [Sept. 11, 2014]

Download paper registration form and pay by check or Purchase order [Click Here]


Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards:  A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning


 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hosted by Charter Oak Unified, 303 S. Glendora Avenue, Covina, CA  91724

 

Presenters:


Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. His focus is to provide high quality workshops that emphasize successful teaching strategies, as well as an increased awareness of both Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Jared was a high school science teacher for over ten years where he was able to bring his passion for science into the classroom. He is now bringing his passion for education to teachers and administrators through workshops and professional development.

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  Her vision is to ensure that all students, TK-12, receive a high-quality science education.  She is currently working along-side teachers, curriculum coaches, and administrators in Tulare County and its surrounding areas to make this vision a reality. Michelle was an elementary teacher for 17 years.  She also served as a Staff Developer with K-12 Alliance where she was trained in science pedagogy, lesson design, and PLC facilitation.  Michelle volunteered as the Primary Director on the Board of Directors of the California Science Teachers Association.

 

Workshop Description

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

· An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world

· An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment

· An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards

· An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

 

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]


 

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards:  A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hosted by Central Unified, 35652 W. Gettysburg, Room 4, Fresno  93722

 

Presenters:


Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. His focus is to provide high quality workshops that emphasize successful teaching strategies, as well as an increased awareness of both Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Jared was a high school science teacher for over ten years where he was able to bring his passion for science into the classroom. He is now bringing his passion for education to teachers and administrators through workshops and professional development.

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  Her vision is to ensure that all students, TK-12, receive a high-quality science education.  She is currently working along-side teachers, curriculum coaches, and administrators in Tulare County and its surrounding areas to make this vision a reality. Michelle was an elementary teacher for 17 years.  She also served as a Staff Developer with K-12 Alliance where she was trained in science pedagogy, lesson design, and PLC facilitation.  Michelle volunteered as the Primary Director on the Board of Directors of the California Science Teachers Association.

 

Workshop Description

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

· An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world

· An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment

· An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards

· An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning

 

Registration:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]


 

Prioritizing for Powerful Results: Understanding the Five Levers to Improve Learning


 

Tony Frontier, Presenter

 

California ASCD and the Tulare County Office of Education present a workshop for educational leaders

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

7000 Doe Avenue, Visalia, CA  93291

 

Presenter:

Tony Frontier, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Doctoral Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. A former teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools and Curriculum Director in the Whitefish Bay School District, he has been recognized by Marquette University as the Outstanding Young Alumnus of the College of Education, by ASCD as an Emerging Leader, and as the state of Wisconsin's Outstanding Young Educator. Tony is co-author, with Robert Marzano and David Livingston of Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching, and is co-author, with James Rickabaugh of Five Levers to Improve Learning: Prioritizing for Powerful Results in Your School.

Frontier has been published in Educational Leadership and has presented on topics such as teacher supervision, student engagement, curriculum design, and teacher leadership at national conferences and meetings, including those held by ASCD and the American Education Research Association.

 

Workshop Description:

Where do we exert influence in classrooms, schools, and districts to obtain a desired goal? What are the characteristics of initiatives that have a transformational impact on student learning as compared to initiatives that require significant efforts and resources yet merely perpetuate the status quo? As we navigate so much change in our field, how can we maximize the possibility that new standards, new evaluation requirements, and new tests will result in improved learning for all students? This workshop will provide participants with a framework, resources, and tools to guide - and bring coherence to - classroom, school and district improvement efforts as described by the author and presenter of the ASCD book Five Levers to Improve Learning, How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School.

 Participants will:

· Develop an understanding that nearly all educational practices can be grouped into one of five categories; and the relative utility of each of those categories to leverage school improvement.

· Understand typical "leverage errors" and how to avoid them.

· Tap the power of "leverage advantages" that maximize the potential to influence student learning.

· Understand the differences among status quo planning, transactional change, and transformational change; and how to identify the characteristics and processes indicative of each of these three types of change.

· Ask critical questions to prioritize initiatives and efforts across classrooms, schools, and districts.

 

REGISTRATION:

Register online and pay with a credit card [Click Here]

Download paper brochure and registration form [Click Here]