Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

Member Schools Professional Development Opportunities

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June

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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is proud to host Stanford University's Laura McBain and the K12 Lab faculty, June 26-28, on the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus. Registration is open on March 1 at www.gsesdallas.org/Monarch

The K12 Lab is pleased to offer Discover Design Thinking, an introduction to design thinking for teachers and school leaders. The purpose of the workshop is to help educators build creative confidence and equity awareness that can be applied upon return to their local contexts. This three-day intensive workshop offers participants the opportunity to: learn design thinking by tackling a real world problem, connect with like-minded educators from across a wide network, apply high-quality resources, and develop a plan for how to implement the process and mindsets of design thinking.

Workshop participants will hit the ground running with a real-world innovation challenge. Using design thinking as an innovative framework, attendees will experiment with new tools through two hands-on challenges. Between lively activities and exercises, facilitators will tie in moments of reflection for participants to collect, process, and share learning with teammates. By the workshop's close, all attendees should expect to leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and spend a full day transferring what they learned to their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Questions? Contact Laura Cole at lcole@gsesdallas.org


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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is proud to host Stanford University's Laura McBain and the K12 Lab faculty, June 26-28, on the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus. Registration is open on March 1 at www.gsesdallas.org/Monarch

The K12 Lab is pleased to offer Discover Design Thinking, an introduction to design thinking for teachers and school leaders. The purpose of the workshop is to help educators build creative confidence and equity awareness that can be applied upon return to their local contexts. This three-day intensive workshop offers participants the opportunity to: learn design thinking by tackling a real world problem, connect with like-minded educators from across a wide network, apply high-quality resources, and develop a plan for how to implement the process and mindsets of design thinking.

Workshop participants will hit the ground running with a real-world innovation challenge. Using design thinking as an innovative framework, attendees will experiment with new tools through two hands-on challenges. Between lively activities and exercises, facilitators will tie in moments of reflection for participants to collect, process, and share learning with teammates. By the workshop's close, all attendees should expect to leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and spend a full day transferring what they learned to their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Questions? Contact Laura Cole at lcole@gsesdallas.org


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Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is proud to host Stanford University's Laura McBain and the K12 Lab faculty, June 26-28, on the Good Shepherd Episcopal School campus. Registration is open on March 1 at www.gsesdallas.org/Monarch

The K12 Lab is pleased to offer Discover Design Thinking, an introduction to design thinking for teachers and school leaders. The purpose of the workshop is to help educators build creative confidence and equity awareness that can be applied upon return to their local contexts. This three-day intensive workshop offers participants the opportunity to: learn design thinking by tackling a real world problem, connect with like-minded educators from across a wide network, apply high-quality resources, and develop a plan for how to implement the process and mindsets of design thinking.

Workshop participants will hit the ground running with a real-world innovation challenge. Using design thinking as an innovative framework, attendees will experiment with new tools through two hands-on challenges. Between lively activities and exercises, facilitators will tie in moments of reflection for participants to collect, process, and share learning with teammates. By the workshop's close, all attendees should expect to leave with an understanding of the key tenets of design thinking and spend a full day transferring what they learned to their classrooms, schools, and beyond.

Questions? Contact Laura Cole at lcole@gsesdallas.org


July

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The John Cooper School

Language Arts teacher leaders/coaches are offering a week-long professional development opportunity at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, TX for ISAS teachers the week of July 22, 2019.

This Institute focuses on providing participants with the structures of the workshop model and the tools to successfully implement both the reading and writing components.

Day One: Nuts and Bolts

Today is all about the basic components of the Reading and Writing Workshop. As part of the workshop overview, participants will learn how students become engaged in reading and writing activities fueled by the strategies learned through mini-lessons, conferences and small group instruction. We will also explore how partnerships and accountable talk enhance the learning process. Workshop classrooms will be toured to allow a close-up view of essential materials and how they are organized to promote independence and choice.

Days Two and Three: Digger Deeper into Reading Workshop

After learning the basics of workshop, these two days will provide insights into the how and why of Reading Workshop. Each component will be studied in-depth with breakout sessions for both beginners and more advanced workshop teachers. These sessions will allow teachers to choose sessions that best suit their needs. Participants will have opportunities for guided practice and time to share and plan with colleagues.

Topics to be explored include:
  • Read-Aloud/Shared Reading
  • Mini-lessons
  • Independent Reading
  • Classroom Libraries
  • Guided reading and/or strategy groups
  • Conferencing using reading toolkits
  • Assessment
Days Four and Five: Delving into Writing Workshop

The final two days will be centered around Writing Workshop and give participants a closer look into its components. These two days will also offer breakout sessions for teachers to choose from based on their skill sets and needs. Once again, participants will have time to rehearse and plan with colleagues.

Topics to be explored include:
  • Genres of writing and their components
  • On-Demand writing for pre-assessment
  • Mini-lessons
  • Independent Writing
  • Strategy groups
  • Conferencing using writing toolkits
  • Assessment

For more information and to register:

https://johncooper.myschoolapp.com/page/reading-and-writing-workshop-basics-and-beyond