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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

March

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The Hockaday School

This workshop is designed for early educators, and will be most appropriate for Pre-K - 3rd grade teachers and administrators.

It will discuss age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children. Share your own best practices, hear from others, and engage in collaborative work time for reducing bias back in your own schools.

Educator's wisdom tells us young children don't notice differences or have any biases, yet research is telling us otherwise. This workshop will discuss age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children. Share your own best practices, hear from others, and engage in collaborative work time for reducing bias back in your own schools.

Rosetta Lee is a teacher and professional outreach specialist at Seattle Girls' School. Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, bullying in schools, and gender bias in the classroom. She has worked with over 175 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities, and has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

For more information and to register visit:

https://www.csee.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1...