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Saturday PD

The Saturday Series – Educating All Students In The Classroom

General Workshop Information

  • Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • 6 hours Professional Development
  • Fee: $200.00 per person/per workshop
  • Includes workshop materials, certification of completion, parking, wi -fi access

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Beyond the Book: Critical Inquiry & Rigor in English Language Arts Classrooms (grades 6-12) May 2, 2020. This workshop will be offered live online – The workshop will be synchronous and asynchronous. Live Session 9:00am – 11:30am – Online Discussion Posts 11:30am – 3:00pm

Presenters: Dr. Salika Lawrence & Tiffany Labissiere
This workshop introduces middle and high school teachers to strategies for increasing rigor and critical analysis of texts. Presenters will model hands-on strategies that foster classroom discussions, and inquiry as springboards into close analysis of social issues beyond the text. Presenters will introduce participants to ready-to use frameworks for analyzing texts. Then participants will apply these protocols to a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be placed on motivation, engagement, access, and creating inclusive classrooms where all students can actively participate. The presenters will model a wide range of strategies that differentiate for diverse learners while maintaining high expectations and rigor.

CANCELLED STREAM: A Model for Project-Based Learning For K-12 educators – April 25, 2020

Presenters: Tiffany Labissiere & Marie Donnantuono
This workshop introduces participants to the framework: science, technology, research, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STREAM). This framework allows educators to design project-based, integrated learning experience that foster 21st Century learning skills: collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Presenters will explain how project-based learning helps students exceed standards and curricular expectations. Then the presenters will use a myriad of texts to demonstrate how authentic literature, as well as print and nonprint texts, can be used to foster inquiry in K-12 classrooms.

Beyond the Book: Critical Inquiry & Rigor in English Language Arts Classrooms (grades 6-12) May 2, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Salika Lawrence & Tiffany Labissiere
This workshop introduces middle and high school teachers to strategies for increasing rigor and critical analysis of texts. Presenters will model hands-on strategies that foster classroom discussions, and inquiry as springboards into close analysis of social issues beyond the text. Presenters will introduce participants to ready-to use frameworks for analyzing texts. Then participants will apply these protocols to a wide range of traditional and nontraditional texts. Throughout the workshop, emphasis will be placed on motivation, engagement, access, and creating inclusive classrooms where all students can actively participate. The presenters will model a wide range of strategies that differentiate for diverse learners while maintaining high expectations and rigor.

CANCELLED Remixing Your K-8 Science Curriculum For K-8 educators – June 6, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Salika Lawrence & Dr. Marisa Castronova
This hands-on workshop will guide participants as learners through simulated experiences that help reframe K-8 science classrooms as engaging environments that reinforce Culturally Responsive practices. Participants will learn that teaching science well to all students, while connecting lessons to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), requires frontloading and purposeful planning. In this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to experience a NGSS classroom model that provides access and entry to all learners. After identifying and reflecting on the important components of the model, teachers will have the opportunity to reframe classroom activities to be Culturally Responsive and in the spirit of NGSS.

CANCELLED Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Create Engaging Classrooms: Strategies for Supporting All Learners

For K-12 educators – June 13, 2020 Presenter: Dr. Salika Lawrence & Dr. Tabora Johnson
Classrooms today are more diverse that every before. Consequently, educators seek strategies for creating inclusive learning environments that support the multidimensional needs of all learners. This workshop allows participants to explore how Culturally Responsive Pedagogy can be used as a framework for creating classrooms that engage all students and promote culturally sustaining practices. Presenters will identify techniques for differentiating and adapting traditional instructional practices to allow diverse learners access to the curriculum.

Student – Centered Learning in Mathematics

Middle School: Saturday May 2 – This workshop will be offered live online
10:00am – 3:00pm at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Fee:$200.00 per person
Certificate of Completion & Workshop Materials Provided

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What does student-centered learning in mathematics look like?

This workshop will seek to answer this question with examples at the middle school and high school levels. Problem-based lessons at these grade levels will be discussed and resources will be provided.
Grade level: High school mathematics
Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to use student-centered methods in their mathematics classroom.
  • Participants will be able to write a problem-based lesson plan in mathematics.
  • Participants will be able to find resources for creating problem-based lessons.
  • Participants will be able to adapt lessons to make them more student-centered.

New Jersey Learning Standards calls for teachers to use instructional methods so that students use the Standards for Mathematical Practice in whatever content they are learning. Student-centered learning methods allow for and in fact require these practices (problem solving, reasoning, explaining, modeling, etc.)


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