This 5-day training (3 days in March 2014, 2 days in October 2014) results in an immediate and positive impact on both student and staff performance. The Instructional Skills Workshop has enjoyed rave reviews from every organization that has offered it. It is beneficial for all educators, from novice to veteran, and is designed to provide participants with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.
- Increased student time on task.
- Improved student behavior.
- Improved student performance.
- Insights Into and options for classroom organization.
- Motivation of students.
- Classroom management techniques that work.
As part of the Instructional Skills Workshop, APL Associates makes available to participants TEACHING: THE BOOK as a resource in support of the instructional skills and strategies taught in the five day workshop.
- Trainers: Jean Anastasio and David Perry, APL
- March 25-26-27, 2014 (Days 1 through 3 of 5-day training; Days 4&5 will be held October 28-29, 2014)
- 9:00-3:00 at Administration Building, 207 N Main St, Ainsworth (due to limited parking, carpooling is recommended)
- Lunch will be provided
- Registration – FREE to ESU #17 educators; $100.00/person outside of ESU #17 for Days 1-3
- Register online (Days 4&5 will be a separate registration next fall)
- Limit of 50 registrations; ESU #17 educators will be given priority through Feb 14, 2014.
The Write Tools Workshop
- Trainer: TBA from The Write Tools
- August 4-5-6, 2014 at Valentine High School
- Time TBA
- Register online There are separate registrations: one for Days 1-2 and a second registration for Day 3. If you are interested in participating in both sessions on Day 3, please complete a separate registration for each. Note that Days 1&2 are prerequisite for attending Day 3.
- School districts will provide the training manuals for attending educators. The K-12 manual will be used on Days 1-2 and the 3-12 session on Day 3. The K-2 manual is for the K-2 session on Day 3.
Day 1 – August 4: K-12
Paragraph Writing, 6+1 Traits, Writing Demonstration
Writing Routine for Paragraphs: Specific Strategies for Informative/Explanatory Paragraphs
Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Classroom Stories, Student Samples, Research/Data
Day 2 – August 5: K-12
Writing to Read
Specific Strategies for Close Reading of Informational Text:
- Responding to Text
- Annotating/Highlighting Text
- Text Discussion Protocols
- Summarizing Text
- Note Taking
- Writing Text-based Prompts
- Citing Specific Textual Evidence
Practice, Independent Practice
(3-12 Session a.m. )
Review of Writing Process, Writing Next Research, Writing Demonstration
Writing Routine for Essays: Specific Strategies for Informative/Explanatory Essays
Compare/Contrast Writing, Best Practices for Writing, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Classroom Stories, Students Samples, Research/Data
(K-2 Session p.m.)
This half-day session will vigorously engage participants in reading and writing strategies and techniques designed to help teach writing and responding to text to Primary, ELL, or Special Needs students. Special attention will be given to how these strategies meet the rigors of the Common Core State Standards now used in nearly every state.