Workshops Scheduled for Fall 2014


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

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Workshop is full

Hosted by Central Unified, 5652 W. Gettysburg, Room 4, Fresno  93722

 

Presenters:


Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. 

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  

 

Workshop Description and Presenter Information [Click here]

 

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


 

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - WORKSHOP IS FULL (We hope to add another session in Covina area soon)

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. 

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  

 

Workshop Description and Presenter information [Click Here]

 

Registration:

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

Download paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]


 

 


 

Rebels with Applause: Brain Compatible Approaches for Motivating Reluctant Learners


 

             

                                Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Solano Co. Office of Education, Fairfield, CA

                                                Presenter:   Rick Smith, Conscious Teaching

                      
                                                                        

          

PRESENTER

 

Rick Smith is an international education consultant and national presenter. He has shared practical teaching strategies to tens of thousands of teachers and teacher-trainers worldwide, including two years training American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa.

He was a classroom teacher for over fourteen years, focusing primarily on students-at-risk. He’s been a mentor/support provider and mentor coordinator for many years, and has taught in both Elementary and Secondary Credential programs in northern California.

Rick has conducted hundreds of workshops and keynotes on effective classroom management and instructional strategies that are consistently praised for both their motivational and practical value.

 

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

How do we get our reluctant learners to participate more without creating confrontation? How do we engage all our students and help them retain more?

This lively interactive workshop provides K-12 teachers with practical strategies based on current research on the brain that help boost student involvement, motivation, and retention.

Participants will explore how the brain learns, with focus on the MEANS for making a difference:

Memory - key ways to increase your students’ retention
Emotion
 - its critical role in student learning
Attention - how to get it and maintain it
New Meaning - how to “wire it” into long-term memory
Strategies - Dozens that are Brain-Compatible

Participants will leave with:

· “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lecture” – how to break up a lecture and provide multiple opportunities for active student engagement

· Nine strategies for increasing student participation in class discussions

· Two dozen ways to increase student attention and retention, especially for your reluctant learners

· Classroom Management Strategies that are geared primarily for the at-risk student

· Lesson Plan Ideas That Work

 

 

Registration

Pay online with a credit card [Click Here]

Download the paper workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]


 

 Rebels with Applause: Brain Compatible Approaches for Motivating Reluctant Learners


 

 

California ASCD and the Montebello Unified School District present a workshop for education leaders

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

1200 W. Mines Ave., Montebello

 

Presenter:


Rick Smith is an international education consultant and national presenter. He has shared practical teaching strategies with tens of thousands of teachers and teacher-trainers worldwide, including two years training American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa.
He was a classroom teacher for over fourteen years, focusing primarily on students-at-risk. He’s been a mentor/support provider and mentor coordinator for many years, and has taught in both Elementary and Secondary Credential programs in northern California. Rick has conducted hundreds of workshops and keynotes on effective classroom management and instructional strategies that are consistently praised for both their motivational and practical value.

 

 

Workshop Description:

How do we get our reluctant learners to participate more without creating confrontation? How do we engage all our students and help them retain more?

This lively interactive workshop provides K-12 teachers with practical strategies based on current research on the brain that help boost student involvement, motivation, and retention.

Participants will explore how the brain learns, with focus on the MEANS for making a difference:

ü Memory - key ways to increase your students' retention

ü Emotion - its critical role in student learning

ü Attention - how to get it and maintain it

ü New Meaning - how to "wire it" into long-term memory

ü Strategies - Dozens that are Brain-Compatible

Participants will leave with:

· "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lecture" - how to break up a lecture and provide multiple opportunities for active student engagement

· Nine strategies for increasing student participation in class discussions

· Two dozen ways to increase student attention and retention, especially for your reluctant learners

· Classroom Management Strategies that are geared primarily for the at-risk student

· Lesson Plan Ideas That Work

 

Registration:

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

Download paper brochure and registration form [Click Here]

 


 

 Aligning the CCSS to the Art and Science of Teaching


 

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:

The alignment of new standards requires us to think strategically about the relationship among standards, curriculum and assessment. To implement standards in a manner that improves student learning, teachers must also consider how to connect students to those standards through the use of effective instructional strategies. In this interactive workshop, teachers will develop an understanding of a practical, research-based framework for effective instruction to make direct connections among their students, their instructional repertoire, and the Common Core standards. Administrators and teachers will:

· Appreciate how the development of curriculum, assessment, and aligned instruction to support learners' growth toward the skills and understandings articulated in the Common Core can empower teachers and students.

· Understand how Marzano’s Art & Science of Teaching framework can be used to guide complex decisions that clarify the types of instructional strategies that will best support different types of learning goals. 

· Clarify the critical distinction between learning goals and learning activities. 

· Add instructional strategies to their teaching repertoire that help connect students to standards.

· Honor the critical role of professional decision making when making decisions about effective instruction.

· Develop skills and prioritize efforts to build student ownership of their own progress toward the standards.

 

  

REGISTRATION:

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

Download paper brochure and registration form [Click Here]

 


 Literacy Across the Content Areas


California ASCD and the Solano Co. Office of Education

present a Sue Beers workshop on November 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Presenter:

An educator for 36 years, Sue Beers has been a teacher, administrator, curriculum director and consultant. Beers currently serves as Director of the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium, a non-profit organization serving 160 school districts in Iowa.   She also conducts professional development for schools, districts, states and other organizations both nationally and internationally. Currently Sue is presenting CCSS workshops nationally for ASCD.

Beers' areas of focus include literacy across the content areas, school improvement planning, effective instructional strategies, and assessment planning and development. She is the co-author of the ASCD action tools Reading Strategies for the Content Areas, Volume 1; Reading Strategies for the Content Areas, Volume 2; Using Writing to Learn Across the Content Areas, and Literacy in the Content Areas.  Beers is also the author of the ASCD action tool Strategies for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Professional Development.

 

Workshop Description:

The Common Core standards call for a significant “raising of the bar” in expectations for success in literacy for all students.  Major shifts required by the Common Core focus literacy development on analytical use of text and in writing from sources, as well as a focus on academic vocabulary and the use of informational text.  In this session, these major shifts will be put into practice with tools that integrate literacy into content areas.

Expected Outcomes:   Participants will…

Ø Put the significant shifts in instruction that are foundational to the Literacy CCSS into practice with subject area content.

Ø Learn specific strategies for integrating literacy into subject area content

Ø Identify instructional tools and strategies to use in effectively and efficiently using literacy to learn content, including those that:

ü focus directly on the text and that require students to practice close reading

ü result in active thinking, about and analysis of, the content of the text

ü cite evidence from the text to support answers and valid inferences

ü require information explicitly contained in the text

ü cultivate students’ ability to read complex texts independently

ü prepare students to engage in academic discussions and develop argumentative and informative writing based on the text

ü build knowledge from multiple sources as well as making connections among texts

ü motivate students to explore the content further.

 

REGISTRATION:

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

Download workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]


Standards-Based Assessment and Grading in a CCSS World:  Principles and Practicalities


 

 

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Tulare Co. Office of Education, 7000 Doe Avenue, Visalia  93291

 

 

 

PRESENTER:

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes 34 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history and coaching teachers and principals.  Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media. He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, and a frequent contributor to ASCD’s Education Leadership magazine.  He is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal and other well-known works.

With his substantive presentations, sense of humor, and unconventional approaches, he’s been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and at the White House. He lives in Herndon, Virginia with his wife and two children, who are both now in college.  He is currently working on his first young adult fiction novel and a new book on homework practices in the 21st century.

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Grading is not a “gotcha!” enterprise, yet many teachers unwittingly make it so.  With the implementation of CCSS,  we'll explore what it means to be truly evidence-based in assessing and reporting student achievements regarding standards and learner outcomes.

What’s fair and leads to real student learning and maturation?  Join us for a provocative look at what grades really mean and how to handle the burning issues of modern assessment and grading: averaging or not, zeroes on the 100-point scale, re-do’s and re-takes, marking homework, marking late work, providing descriptive feedback, setting up gradebooks, 100-point vs. 4-point scales, using alternative assessments, allowing extra credit or not, marking group projects, grading exceptional students, discerning formative vs. summative assessment differences, and much more. While offering practical tips in each area, this workshop reveals participants’ core beliefs about teaching and learning. It has an unusually high incidence of transforming classroom practice.  Bring your most awkward questions regarding assessment and grading in the 21st century, and join us on December 12th.  This is NOT the session to miss!

 

REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD [CLICK HERE]

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION FORM [CLICK HERE]  

 


 

California ASCD and the California Science Teachers Association Present:

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

 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hosted by Solano Co. Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Dr., Fairfield  94534

 

 

Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. 

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  

Workshop Description and Presenter information [Click Here]