Literacy & Inquiry Summit: Teaching for Change
June 3-4, 2019
Join us at Campbell High School (5265 Ward St., Smyrna GA 30080) for amazing K-12 opportunities to further your professional growth in all content areas with an emphasis on English Language Arts and Social Studies.
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In-Tech Conference (East Cobb Middle School)
June 5, 2019
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STEMapalooza (Kennesaw Mountain High School)
June 18-20, 2019
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S.P.O.T. on: Supporting Professionals of Title I Schools
July 9-10, 2019 8:30-3:30
Join us at East Cobb Middle School (825 Terrell Mill Rd., Marietta, GA 30067) featuring a series of evidenced- based strategies to help every learner succeed. The K-12 sessions will be offered in varied formats that will impact teaching practices and student learning.
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ELA Session Description-Differentiating Reading with Small Groups –Intrigue your students with multiple types of texts while fostering the desire to read. Discover how to engage students in guided reading or strategy groups! Come learn how to add practical, creativity to your daily small group reading plans. Danielle offers several planning templates for small group reading, resources and ideas. This hands-on session also comes with a Make -N- Take of your very own Small Group Reading Toolkit!
Presenter(s) Dr. Danielle Hickerson, Teacher
Science Session Description–This session will focus on the concept of phenomenon and claims evidence reasoning, (CER). Participants will be able to answer the following questions: “What’s the big idea about phenomena and what makes good phenomenon?” In addition, participants will learn various ways to teach students to write claims, evidence & reasoning statements. Participants will engage in small group discussions, create and locate resources to support science instruction and student learning.
Presenter(s) Dr. Johanna Clark Melton, District Title I Academic Coach
Math Session Description–This session will focus on the use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics. Manipulatives not only allow students to construct their own cognitive models for abstract mathematical ideas and processes, they also provide a common language with which to communicate these models to the teacher and other students. In addition to the ability of manipulatives to aid directly in the cognitive process, manipulatives have the additional advantage of engaging students and increasing both interest in and enjoyment of mathematics. Various opportunities will be provided for participants to increase their own understanding of how to use manipulatives when teaching mathematics in their classrooms.
Presenter(s) April Gwyn, District Title I Academic Coach
Ashley Powell, District Title I Academic Coach
Social Studies Session Description–This session will focus on strategic planning for Social Studies instruction in order to maximize learning in the limited time available for Social Studies. Participants will learn how to identify the skills embedded in each standard, write clear and specific learning targets, identify criteria for success for each standard, and design tasks and formative assessments aligned to the criteria for success. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these tasks and discuss how this practice can increase student understanding and performance on standardized tests.
Presenter(s) Laura Franco, District Title I Academic Coach
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