Saturday Morning Workshops
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
If You Can't Manage Them, You Can't Teach Them!
Creating a positive classroom environment is critical to ensure the learning of all students. As demands on teachers increase and students become more challenging, it is vital for teachers to create and maintain a positive, caring atmosphere. Join me to learn easy, practical tips for managing your classroom and creating a community in which all students have an opportunity to learn.
Powerful Learning Made Real
We believe there is a promising alternative to the usual way of middle schooling. We call this Powerful Learning—focused on shifting from passive learners to empowered, collaborative learners; content overload to meaningful contexts; subject fragmentation to integrated themes; and from grades to assessment emphasizing growth. While words may help you conceptualize this vision, we believe deep understanding comes from experience. Join us to experience Powerful Learning first hand.
Build Your Professional Learning Network through the Power of Social Media
Derek McCoy, John Bernia, William Burkhead
Join the #edfocus chat moderators in this session to learn about the power of Professional Learning Networks [PLN]. John Bernia @MrBernia, Bill Burkhead @NormandinBill and Derek McCoy @mccoyderek will share strategies and best practices in utilizing social media, 2.0 tools [Twitter, blogging, RSS feeds, chat forums and more]. Learn from active, high impact practitioners!