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Upcoming Education Workshops

Workshops are offered for graduate credit based on semester hours. You can view our upcoming workshops below.

Workshops are typically one or two credits. Grades are assigned. Topics offered include: technology, art, music, reading and literature, counseling, science, math, special needs, etc. Depending upon the nature of the workshop, classrooms used are in Mitchell Hall, Cattell Library, Osborne Hall, or the Johnson Center.

"Color": 35mm Black & White film vs Photoshop

Art
Date(s): Mon-Fri; July 14-18, 2014; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; JC 216

"Color": 35mm Black & White film vs Photoshop (Gary Spangler) After pictures are developed and downloaded, they will be manipulated by hand using pencils, pastels, or in the computer using selections from the menu bar and the tools panel. Experimentation in drawing and painting will be introduced using available computer programs. Selected works will be matted for a portfolio presentation. $50 materials fee payable to the instructor. (2 graduate credit hours)

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"Reading" Hand Made Books

Art
Date(s): Mon-Fri; July 21-25,2014; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; JC 222

“Reading” Hand Made Books (Gary Spangler) Help students improve their reading skills by folding and binding traditional and non-traditional books. Ancient Chinese Proverb “Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.” Enjoy the experience of combining book construction with literary material will encourage individual student learning. Designed for teachers in elementary, middle school, and high school or for personal enrichment. Selected books will be presented to the class. $30 materials fee payable to instructor. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Art as Active Learning

Art
Date(s): June 9-13, 2014; Mon-Fri; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; JC 222

Art as Active Learning (Chris Triner) Make a grade 6-12 visual art classroom a fully functioning “active classroom.” Methods of how to incorporate writing, brainstorming, response (critique), simple technology, and art history as a way to motivate your learners to fully understand lessons will be investigated. Look at how your lessons can accommodate your entire student’s learning objectives. Participants will have at least half of each class to work in studio to experiment with concepts. A daily critique of your own work and how it can impact your students will round out each day. Supply fee of $35.00 to be paid to instructor on first day of class. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Classroom and School-Wide Behavior Response to Intervention

Counseling
Date(s): Mon-Tues; June 23/24; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; RH 300

Classroom and School-Wide Behavior Response to Intervention (Beth Beal) This workshop will focus teachers, counselors, psychologists, and principals on school and classroom behaviors. We will have fun working through the Behavior side of the Response to Intervention model to set up expectations, education/counseling methods, data gathering, and a referral system. Participants will walk away excited to begin their program with all the materials needed to implement a successful program. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Creating Interactive Learning Centers Using Technology

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): Mon-Fri; July 7-11; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; in MH 307

Creating Interactive Learning Centers Using Technology (Bob Gotshall) This workshop is designed for all teachers of all grade levels and subjects who want to learn about useful technology. Participants will have time to explore free websites that provide students with interactive learning centers for controlled guided practices with the skills taught in the Core Standards for all subjects. We will explore Symbaloo webmixes that can be used with white/smart boards. Participants will learn how to use Symbaloo to diversify instruction to meet individual student needs. Teachers will have hands on practice using Symbaloo technology and will create their own Symballo webmix. Participants should bring their own laptops or tablets. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Differentiating and Tiering K-2 Math Centers

Mathematics
Date(s): Wed-Thur; July 16-17, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 307

Differentiating and Tiering K-2 Math Centers (Marianne Pramuka) This workshop will provide many hands on math activities and show how to differentiate to meet the needs of students at various levels. This will be a working workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to explore, create, and collaborate with peers on math activities that can be applied immediately in a K-2 classroom. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Dysfunctional and Functional Environments for Student Learning and Growth

Counseling
Date(s): Mon-Tues; July 7-8,2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 305

Dysfunctional and Functional Environments for Student Learning and Growth (Gail Pavliga) So what is a dysfunctional family or functional classroom or school environment? This workshop will focus on human developmental theory and leadership theory as a framework to understand and assess classroom, school and home environments for optimal learning, social and emotional growth and adjustment. This workshop open to K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, counselors, school personnel and parents will provide both personal and professional growth and understanding for the participant. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Dyslexia and the Multisensory Structured Language Education Approach

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): Mon-Fri; June 23-27, 2014; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; MH 303

Dyslexia and the Multisensory Structured Language Education Approach (Jean Tobias) Do you see smart kids struggling to learn in the traditional school environment? Could you recognize the signs of dyslexia in your classroom? Experience the processes and frustrations they go through everyday in your classroom, know how to identify the red flags, communicate with parents, and discover resources. Participants will learn why individuals with dyslexia are different and learn new strategies to help them achieve their fullest potential. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Effective Reading Instruction and Assessment

Language Arts
Date(s): June 16-June 27, 2014

In this online workshop, you will learn how to improve reading instruction for all students, especially those who struggle. You will (1) examine best practices in reading instruction, (2) learn practical instructional strategies, (3) examine multiple approaches to assessment and evaluation of reading. Designed for K-8 teachers but high school teachers could adapt. (2 graduate credit hours) Additional online fee of $22.00 per credit hour

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Essential Reading Practice-Preparing for PRAXIS 5203

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): July 7 and 8, 2014; Mon and Tues; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 303

Would you like to prepare for the Praxis Elementary Reading Test 5203 for elementary educators, while gaining some practical ideas to use in your classroom for the upcoming school year? During our time together we will discuss the core elements of the test, as well as connect those elements with real classroom strategies that will make a difference in your student outcomes in reading. Effective independent reading and writing strategies that are proven to improve students' proficiency in reading, as well as discussing the use of formative assessments that will drive your daily, weekly, and/or monthly instruction based on student needs. 1 graduate credit hour

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Family Involvement in Education

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): June 16-27, 2014

Family Involvement in Education (Gay Fawcett) This online workshop is designed to help participants learn practical strategies for getting families involved in their children’s education. The focus for the class will be on the definition of family involvement, guidelines, strategies, and evaluation for effective classroom and school-wide involvement, and suggestions for dealing with challenging parents. Requirements will be postings and response as well as creation of a plan of action for family involvement. (5 students required for this class to be held) Additional online fee of $21.00 per credit hour (2 graduate credit hours)

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Ferreting out Differentiation and Problem-Based Learning in the K-8 Science Classroom

Science
Date(s): Mon-Fri; June 23-27; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; MH 307

Ferreting out Differentiation and Problem-Based Learning in the K-8 Science Classroom (Senetta Bancroft) This workshop will use multiple resources to immerse students in the investigation and solutions to the real-world and complex problem of the endangered black-footed ferret. Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and English Language Arts Common Core, it provides ready-to-use tools to immediately differentiate science instructions. Strategies include hands-on experience with 21st century skills, problem-based projects, and literature-based teaching to create and extend authentic learning for every student. Teachers will also design evaluations to assess student learning using example self-assessments, generalized rubrics, and holistic rubrics. $ 15 materials fee payable to the instructor. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Frameworks for Understanding Poverty

Culture/Poverty Awareness
Date(s): Wed-Thur; July 9-10, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 305

Frameworks for Understanding Poverty (Nancy Varian) Learn the characteristics of economic class. Gain the knowledge you need to work effectively with your students. Learn about Dr. Ruby Payne’s “Hidden Rules of Class,” “Registers of Language,” and “Characteristics of Poverty.” Text: A Framework for Understanding Poverty (Ruby Payne)Text available from instructor on the first day of class for $24. (1 graduate credit hour)

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From ADD to PTSD: Understanding and Supporting Students with Special Needs

Counseling
Date(s): June 11-12,2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; Wed and Thur;MH 307

From ADD to PTSD: Understanding and Supporting Students with Special Needs (Gail Pavliga) This research based workshop course is to provide an understanding of the theory and practice of cognitive behavioral interventions for children and youth with academic, social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Special attention will be given to working with children and youth in the context of classrooms and schools. Workshop format will consist of lecture, seminar-style discussions, small group activities, and short participant presentation. This information will benefit all educational teachers and counselors, or anyone who is interested in learning about and helping students with difficulties achieve at higher levels. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Jewelry Variations

Art
Date(s): Mon-Fri; July 7-11, 2014; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; JC 222

Jewelry Variations (Gary Spangler) Use paper, fiber, wire, polymer clay, metal, plastic, glass, and enamels to create unique forms of wearable art. Designed for teachers in elementary, middle school, and high school or for personal enrichment. Fabricated pieces will be displayed for a final presentation. $80 materials fee payable to the instructor. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Learning Your Letters Logically-Focus on Foundational Skills

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): Mon-Fri; July 28-Aug 1, 2014; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; MH 307

Learning Your Letters Logically-Focus on Foundational Skills (Bob Gotshall) This workshop is designed for classroom teachers, Title 1, and intervention specialists (K-2). At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have notebooks and digital downloads which will contain information to make learning centers based on the foundational skills. Learning Your Letters Logically is a scripted program of intense intervention strategies based on the Orton-Gillingham, approach with activities designated for Tier 2 or 3 RTI. This approach revolves around the scientifically-based concepts that humans acquire and master language through three distinct neurological pathways: visual processing (seeing), auditory processing (hearing), and tactile-kinesthetic processing (feeling). There will be a $50 fee paid to the instructor to include digital downloads with materials and information related to CORE)standards and materials to construct activities for a controlled guide. (2 graduate credit hours)

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ODE Quality Review Rubrics for Teachers

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): Mon-Tues; June 30-July 1, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 305

ODE Quality Review Rubrics for Teachers (Joanne Krajeck) ODE has issued Teacher Quality Review Rubrics for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technical subjects that outline the required standards for ONLS lessons. These rubrics also outline those "non-negotiable" standards that are necessary for all subjects for Shared Literacy. Teachers will revise their favorite lessons to make sure they are meeting those standards to increase student achievement. The workshop will benefit K-12 teachers in any subject domain. Teachers should bring a printed copy of their standards, a laptop/notebook, and a favorite unit of study. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Oh My ADHD!! Effective Strategies & Techniques for Educators Working with Students Struggling with ADHD/ADD

Counseling
Date(s): Mon-Tues; July 21-22, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 305

Oh My ADHD!! Effective Strategies & Techniques for Educators Working with Students Struggling with ADHD/ADD (Jessica Henry) From Hippocrates to seemingly half of your class, the concept of ADHD has been around since 460 BC. The moment your eyes caught the word ADHD, a specific student most likely popped into your head due to the “memorable” times you experienced while trying to teach him/her throughout the school year. Students suffering from ADHD have difficulty sitting still, staying on-task, in addition to refraining from acting impulsively and interrupting others (usually YOU!) during lectures, conversations, and/or class activities. This workshop is designed to provide educators with strategies, techniques and resources to utilize when working with students with ADHD in an effort to effectively educate/manage these students and the challenges that may surface as a result of the disorder. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Prepare for a "Walk" in the PARCC: Writing Rubrics with Classroom Evidenced-Based Assessments

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): Wed-Thur; June 25-26, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 305

Prepare for a “Walk” in the PARCC: Writing Rubrics with Classroom Evidenced-Based Formative and Summative Assessments to meet ONLS in ELA grades 6-12 (Joanne Krajeck) PARCC writing assessment “tweaking” is needed in order to unite an ELA team so that student writing can move vertically according to ONLS for ELA. Creating or revising writing rubrics to match the proposed PARCC assessments will unite not only an ELA department, but also the entire school. Teachers will develop grade-appropriate writing rubrics (academic and technical writing) that will guide students and, perhaps, parents, toward ONLS writing skills and practices. Teachers should bring a tablet or laptop, along with past favorite rubrics in need of updating/revision. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Putting Common Core Mathematical Practices into Daily Teaching Practices in K-5

Mathematics
Date(s): Mon-Tues; July 14-15, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 307

Putting Common Core Mathematical Practices into Daily Teaching Practices in K-5 (Marianne Pramuka) The participants of this workshop will gain a better understanding of the 8 Mathematical Practices. During the workshop, we examine how the Mathematical Practices are applied in each grade level. We will link the Mathematical Practice with sample PARCC assessment questions. This will be a working workshop where the participants will have the opportunity to explore, create, and collaborate with peers on lessons involving the Mathematical Practices. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Smartboard 101

Technology
Date(s): June 23-27, 2014; Mon-Fri; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; CL 46

SMART Board 101 (Jo Schiffbauer) The SMART Board is a popular addition to today’s classrooms. Research indicates that effective use of SMART Boards can help to increase student achievement. We will begin with an introduction to the SMART Board and its Notebook software. We will use the tools provided with SMART Boards and Notebook software and also create our own interactive activities for students. The workshop is taught in a Mac lab, but the techniques and software can be easily applied to a Windows environment. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): June 16-20; Mon-Fri; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; MH 307

It's no secret. Reading success is important. How can you help your students comprehend at deeper levels? This course will equip elementary teachers with meaningful, engaging intentional methods to improve reading comprehension. Topics covered will be Common Core shifts and their implications, implementing concrete models, scaffolding, and intentional planning. The assessment cycle and learning targets will be addressed as well as exploration of effective vocabulary strategies, new literacies, informational text strategies, close reading, higher-order questioning, and the importance of citing text-based evidence. Participants will have fun while examining the increasing demands of twenty-first century literacy and adding to their proverbial tool belts. 2 hours graduate credit.

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Student Accountability

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): July 28-29, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; Mon-Tues; MH 303

Student Accountability (Jessica Russo) Students who have no self-discipline cause the most problems in school. This interactive hand-on workshop will help assist participants with new strategies to use in the classroom that will hold students accountable for their actions. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Teacher Burnout

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): July 21-22,2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; Mon and Tue;MH 303

Teacher Burnout (Jessica Russo) “I have had it!” “I am done!” “I am ready to move on!” Are you just burnt out and ready to quit your job as a teacher? This interactive, fun, and energetic workshop will provide you with ways to take preventative measures to teacher burnout. If you are already at that point, you will learn ways to work through some of the daily stressors that lead to burnout. Through self-care assessments, relaxation techniques, and other creative strategies, you will find that you can conquer anything! (1 graduate credit hour)

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Teaching Character Education: Classroom Applications

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): Mon-Tues; Aug 4-5, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 307

Teaching Character Education: Classroom Applications (Gail Pavliga) In response to the rise in school violence and other disciplinary concerns, this seminar will focus on the need for K-12 classroom teachers to implement character education into their current curriculum. Practical applications will be highlighted. Teachers will prepare, share and critique developmentally appropriate lessons. Finally, participants will identify and analyze their own personal strengths and ideas about character and how these affect the classroom environment. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Teaching Character Education: School and Community Programs

Counseling
Date(s): Wed-Thur; Aug 6-7, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 307

Teaching Character Education: School and Community Programs (Gail Pavliga) This workshop will focus on the role of K-12 teachers, counselors and school administrators in understanding the need for active school-wide programs for developing moral and ethical behaviors and formulating, identifying and defining character traits in schools. Participants will also explore and critique current character education programs and implementing them in the schools, home and in the community. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Teaching in a Digital World

Technology
Date(s): July 14-18, 2014; Classes will meet 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; Mon-Fri; in CL 46

Teaching in a Digital World (Jo Schiffbauer) Be creative. Collaborate. Open possibilities for communication. These are all good goals for our classrooms. While we are examining C-words (creativity, collaboration, communication) don’t forget Common Core, too. Learn how you can use technology tools to help both you and your students meet goals and learn more as you work with blogs, wikis, podcasts, augmented reality, SMART Boards, Twitter, and other social media. The workshop is taught in a Mac lab, but the techniques and software can be easily applied to a Windows environment. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Technology Integration for K-12 Classroom Teachers

Technology
Date(s): June 16-July 18

Technology Integration for All Classroom Teachers (Tom Love) Online technology integrations workshop for K-12 teachers with basic internet, email, and word processing (MS Office). Activities will have topics in traditional & mobile technology. No required textbook. Suggested videos for Flipping K-12 Classroom instruction. CCSS investigations will be included. Assignments are to be completed and submitted independently June 16-July 18. (3 graduate credit hours) Additional online fee of $22.00 per credit hour.

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Technology and Mathematics for K-12 Classroom Teachers

Technology
Date(s): June 16-July 18, 2014

Technology and Mathematics for K-12 Classroom Teachers (Tom Love) Online technology and math workshop for K-12 teachers with basic internet, email, and word processing (MS Office). Activities will focus on basic math. No required textbook. Suggested videos for Flipping K-12 Classroom instruction. CCSS investigations will be included. Assignments are to be completed and submitted independently during June 16-July 18. (3 graduate credit hours) Additional online fee of $22.00 per credit hour.

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Technology and Science for K-12 Classroom Teachers

Technology
Date(s): June 16-July 18, 2014

Technology and Science for K-12 Classroom Teachers (Tom Love) Online technology and science workshop for K-12 teachers with basic internet, email, and word processing (MS Office 3). Activities will have topics in ES, MS, HS science. No textbook required. Suggested videos for Flipping K-12 Classroom instruction. CCSS investigations will be included. Assignments are to be completed and submitted independently during June 16-July 18. (3 graduate credit hours) Additional online fee of $22.00 per credit hour

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The Importance of Self-Care for Those in Helping Professions: Nature vs. Nerves

Counseling
Date(s): Mon-Tues; July 28-29,2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 305

The importance of Self-Care for Those in Helping Professions: Nature vs. Nerves (Jessica Henry) Have you become increasingly “sedated” by the everyday demands and needs of your students in an effort to make it through the day or until your next vacation? For those who spend their days helping others, it is essential to create an optimal balance between “other-care” and “self-care.” Without a conscious effort of self-care, your effectiveness and HEALTH will ultimately suffer. This workshop will explore the potential hazards involved in “The Days of Our Lives” as educators/counselors/caregivers along with introducing key strategies/techniques to utilize in maintaining personal and professional balance. An emphasis will be place on our individual responses to stress (which is inevitable) through unique techniques/activities that promote a mindful, non-judgmental self-awareness of our own individual bodies and minds. This self-awareness replaces the frustration and self-criticism that we often practice as we endure daily stressors. (1 graduate credit hour)

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The Traumatized Child: Strategies for Handling Disruptive Behavior

Counseling
Date(s): June 9-10, 2014; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; Mon and Tue; MH 307

This course is geared to help K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators learn strategies to understand and teach students affected by trauma, violence and stress in their lives. Participants will learn symptoms of trauma and explore the effects on student learning, cognitive brain development and social-emotional development. We will discuss the causes of violence and how the educator can play a role in prevention and intervention. (1 graduate credit hour)

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Ultimate Classroom Makeovers-Creating Learning Environments with Intention

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): July 10 and 11, 2014; Thur and Fri; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM; MH 303

Have you been teaching a while and need some new life breathed into your classroom? Are you a "stacker" or teacher "hoarder?" Do your colleagues tease you about your organizational skills or make jokes about your habits, know you're such a good sport? Perhaps this is your first couple of years as a teacher and you haven't quite gotten your classroom whipped into shape just yet. Though crafting an amazing learning environment is a lifetime endeavor, this workshop will help you make a plan for your room/space that is most supportive for your learners. We will discuss defining important spaces, organizing classroom libraries for best accessibility for fiction and non-fiction reading, getting rid of clutter, and making systems that make sense for keeping students work organized and consistent. Practical ideas will abound! 1 graduate credit hour

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Vocal Music Workshop (MS/HS)

Music
Date(s): Mon-Fri; July 7-11, 2014; 8:30 AM-2:30 PM; JC 109

Vocal Music Workshop (MS/HS) (Kathy Leonard) With the new mandates of PLCs, TBTs, and FIP how do the Arts Programs fit into the process? Table discussion and workshop to help music teachers enhance their role in their school and provide ideas to “fit” into the process with electronic tracking of pre-test/post-tests in the choral area and common assessments. We also include how to keep your program vital and exciting. Bring your lesson plans, music ideas for instruction, discipline, and the teachers’ assessment processes from your school. (2 graduate credit hours)

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Writing: Your Students and You

Teaching Methods/Strategies
Date(s): June 30-July 10, 2014

Writing: Your Students and You (Gay Fawcett) In this workshop, you will learn principles of effective writing instruction including (1) characteristics of good writing, (2) instructional strategies, and (3) assessment tools. You will also have an opportunity to hone your own writing skills. Learn how to improve student writing in all subject areas. Designed for K-8 teachers but could be used for high school. (2 graduate credit hours) Additional online fee of $22.00 per credit hour.

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