Workshops Scheduled for 2015


 

California ASCD, Scholastic and the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Present:

 

Tools for Launching a Common Core Aligned Academic Vocabulary Campaign

Presenter:  Dr. Kate Kinsella

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015 -- 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, Bakersfield

Limited space available - Call 530-282-5331 to check availablity and register

 

PRESENTER:

Dr. Kate Kinsella is an adjunct faculty member in San Francisco State University’s Center for Teacher Efficacy. Her extensive national consultancy, training, and publications focus upon improving achievement of less proficient readers and immigrant youth. She provides guidance to state departments and districts on evidence-based instructional practices to promote gains for English Learners and under-resourced students in states as varied as New York, California and Texas. A teacher’s teacher, Dr. Kinsella has maintained active classroom involvement by teaching high school English Learners in her University’s Step to College Program and by providing in-class coaching and model lessons across the K-12 curricula. Her areas of professional focus are academic oral language, vocabulary, reading and writing development for career and college readiness. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION, PRESENTER BIO AND REGISTRATION 


 
 

 

California ASCD, Scholastic and the Los Angeles Co. Office of Education Present:

 

Tools for Launching a Common Core Aligned Academic Vocabulary Campaign

Presenter:  Dr. Kate Kinsella

 

Friday, April 10, 2015 -- 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Co. Office of Education, Ed Center 281, 9300 Imperial Hwy., Downey  90242

Limited space available - Call 530-282-5331 to register and check availability

 

 

 

 

PRESENTER:

Dr. Kate Kinsella is an adjunct faculty member in San Francisco State University’s Center for Teacher Efficacy. Her extensive national consultancy, training, and publications focus upon improving achievement of less proficient readers and immigrant youth. She provides guidance to state departments and districts on evidence-based instructional practices to promote gains for English Learners and under-resourced students in states as varied as New York, California and Texas. A teacher’s teacher, Dr. Kinsella has maintained active classroom involvement by teaching high school English Learners in her University’s Step to College Program and by providing in-class coaching and model lessons across the K-12 curricula. Her areas of professional focus are academic oral language, vocabulary, reading and writing development for career and college readiness. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AND REGISTRATION 

 


California ASCD in partnership with Discovery Education are pleased to offer:

Connecting the Dots with STEM Academy

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:30 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by:  Dublin Unified School District, 7471 Larkdale Ave., Dublin 94568

A workshop for superintendents, associate/assistant superintendents, principals, curriculum leaders, STEM directors/coordinators and other education leaders

 

In a new collaboration, CA ASCD and Discovery Education are pleased to offer the Connecting the Dots with STEM Academy. Learn to effectively lead the organization and administration of your STEM strategy and transform teaching and learning in your school district! This exciting professional learning event concentrates on the leadership required for successfully implementing STEM as a transformation tool in your school/district.. Participants will be:

· Immersed in STEM teaching and learning

· Explore STEM resources

· Experience instructional strategies that promote STEM skill building

· Examine data about future STEM opportunities in California

· Begin creating their own STEM definition and strategy

· The academy will be led by Discovery Education experts with extensive experience partnering with districts and schools to transform teaching and learning and create a culture of STEM.

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION, REGISTRATION AND PRESENTER INFORMATION [CLICK HERE]


  Standards-Based Grading:  Myth-busting, Ethics, and Practicality

A Workshop presented by Rick Wormeli, hosted by Central Unified School District, Fresno

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Central Unified School District, 5652 W. Gettysburg, Room 4, Fresno 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTER INFORMATION:

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:

Some parents, colleagues, and business leaders struggle with what is and is not standards-based grading. Teachers and leaders using standards-based grading are facing pushback from those with little background in it. As a result they are backing away from something unusually effective in teaching and learning. Whatever they are, current grading practices create very real futures; they better be accurate and ethical. Many traditional grading practices, however, are neither. Join us for a full-day seminar in which we present the essential elements of standards-based grading, including its merits, potential pitfalls, and candid responses to the most common concerns regarding its use. We’ll explore what it means to be evidence-based, how to define grades, and how to constructively handle late work, as well as how to handle averaging (or not), re-do’s/re-takes, formative vs summative assessment, descriptive feedback techniques, extra credit, zeroes on the 100-point scale, grading IEP students in the regular class, and much more.  We’ll also include a discussion of what college admissions officers are seeking regarding GPA.  Myth-busting and vetted by decades of work in the U.S. and around the world, we’ll correct the misconceptions and make a compelling case for intelligent, standards-based grading. Don’t miss it!

Download the workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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

 


Standards-Based Grading and Homework:  Myth-busting, Ethics, and Practicality

 

A Workshop presented by Rick Wormeli, hosted by Dublin Unified School District, Dublin

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dublin Unified School District, 7471 Larkdale, Ave., Dublin 94568

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTER INFORMATION:

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:

Some parents, colleagues, school board members, and business leaders struggle with what is and is not standards-based grading, and what constitutes proper homework practice.  Grading and homework policies and practices create very real futures; they better be effective and ethical. Many traditional practices for both, however, are neither. Join us for a provocative seminar in which we take a candid look at grading and homework, including what it means to be evidence-based, how to define grades, how to constructively handle late work, how to handle averaging (or not), students re-doing work and assessments, formative vs. summative assessments, descriptive feedback techniques, extra credit, zeroes on the 100-point scale, and grading IEP students in the regular class.  We’ll also emphasize the research on what does and does not work in homework practices, including its assessment, and offer practical tips for motivating assignments that provide robust interactions with course content.  Myth-busting and vetted by decades of work in the U.S. and around the world, we’ll correct the misconceptions and make a compelling case for thoughtful, standards-based grading and homework.  Don’t miss it!

 

 

 

Download the workshop brochure and registration form [Click Here]

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