The Technology Revolution in Schools: The Engine That Drives College and Career Readiness

This workshop examines 10 major trends in technology that will likely have an impact on education. Through discussion and sharing, attendees will explore the possibilities, challenges, and the ways teachers and administrators can prepare for the elusive horizon of tomorrow.

Strategies to Bring the College and Career Readiness Standards to Life

Learn the “shifts” and basic information about the new standards and explore the tools and strategies to help students achieve success within the new, higher standards.

Proven instructional strategies are demonstrated to support secondary-level academic teachers, providing the rigor and curriculum alignment to address the college and career readiness standards.

Square Pegs for Round Goals: College, Career, and Life Preparedness for Students

Schools have always demonstrated excellence in preparing students for the world of the previous generation. But, in a rapidly changing world of complex demands that we cannot yet envision, this pattern is less and less effective. Momentum works against us and we create square pegs for round goals.

Project-Based Learning in a Blended Learning Model to Teach College and Career Readiness

This course is designed for those who wish they had more time for project-based learning (PBL). Using Web 2.0 technology, asynchronous online discussions, and Google apps, attendees will learn how to connect students inside and outside of the classroom to build PBL into the curriculum.

Pre-Mapping: Strategies for Getting Started

During this guided coaching session, learn how to use “coaching strategies” that help teachers think through the critical elements in their units.

Flip Your Classroom Instruction and Create Student-Centered Learning

In this session, learn how class time can be used to create learning communities where students communicate, collaborate, and create. Given the myriad of tools at our fingertips, this is becoming easier to do!

Developing Quality Unit Maps

As a district or school begins the mapping-to-the-core process, it’s important to model, for staff, the development of quality maps. Whether attendees are just getting started in mapping or are in the process of revisiting or editing current units, this session provides them with the tools and strategies to develop high-quality units.

Creating an Environment for Talking and Collaboration: Guiding Students to Tackle College and Career Readiness Using Productive Group Work

This session looks at ways to support collaborative conversations based on subject matter content. Using the constructs of productive group work, participants learn about strategies, including “Request and Reciprocal Teaching” to support collegial discussions and content-based arguments.

Beyond Cheating: Defining and Teaching Academic Integrity for Shifting Environments

As the parameters of education are redefined, an understanding of what constitutes cheating is similarly challenged. In a world of universal access and constant communication, how do we teach students academic integrity?

Accurate Alignment to Standards

This professional development series will focus on standards literacy, standards-based learning expectations, and prioritize standards and aligned skills to aid in instructional choices.