1.Exploring Innovative Strategies to Prepare Students to Succeed in the 21st Century
Critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation skills are the focus of the 21st Century classroom in order to produce students who are highly productive, effective communicators, inventive thinkers, and masters of technology. To achieve this schools have to adopt a 21st century curriculum that blends thinking and innovation skills; information, media, and ICT literacy; employ methods that integrate innovative and research-proven thinking strategies, and real world resources. This workshop will give teachers an opportunity to explore new and innovated strategies that will prepare their students to succeed in the 21st century.
2.Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are
This workshop will address the needs of teachers to implement differentiating instruction in order to prepare lessons appropriate for all students. There are no two students with identical abilities, experiences, and needs. Learning style, language proficiency, background knowledge, readiness to learn, and other factors can vary widely within a single class group. Regardless of their individual differences, however, students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, and skills. Helping all students succeed in their learning is an enormous challenge that requires innovative thinking. Differentiated instruction is an instructional theory that allows teachers to face this challenge by taking diverse student factors into account when planning and delivering instruction. Based on this theory, teachers can structure learning environments that address the variety of learning styles, interests, and abilities found within a classroom.
3.Visual Literacy: Using Images to Increase Comprehension in the English Classroom
The importance of incorporating visual literacy into curriculum is especially evident for subgroups of students, such as students with a learning disability or second language learners who may experience difficulty with traditional print media. Further, use of animated and audiographics during instruction is linked to higher levels of motivation and attitude toward instruction. Visualization tools enable students to make their thinking visible in all academic areas. Students are able to build interactive models to test theories in real time and use graphics to display results. Graphic organizers and visual mapping tools enable students to make sense of complex subjects by exploring linkages, relationships, similarities, and differences between phenomena, and visually representing interplay among system components.
4.Project Based Learning: Exploring the Real World
There is forty years of accumulated evidence that the instructional strategies and procedures that make up standards-focused Project Based Learning are effective in building deep content understanding, raising academic achievement and encouraging student motivation to learn. Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of what they are learning. In this workshop teachers will be able to plan a project that they can use in their classrooms using the six steps of Project Based Learning.
5.Students Dig Into Persuasive Reading, Writing
This workshop will present ideas and strategies as well as instructional resources addressing the new and innovative CCSS. Teachers will engage in activities of a five-week unit Understanding Language- “Persuasive across Time and Space” an instructional resource developed by Stanford University- that focuses on persuasive speeches and texts. Engaging with complex texts is a key goal in the common standards, and the unit is meant to demonstrate how English-learners, with the right supports, can do so to deepen their content learning and language learning.
6.Increasing Student Engagement with cooperative learning to Improve Student Achievement
Struggle with balancing high levels of student engagement while maintaining classroom management? In this workshop, you’ll learn strategic ways to get all of your students involved with your content without chaos! Drawing on research, your facilitator will demonstrate ways to engage your entire class in easy, fun, and completely manageable strategies that have been shown to have a significant impact on student achievement. You’ll leave with several techniques and resources to effectively introduce your content, teach your students, and informally assess them in engaging ways – saving you valuable time and energy!
7.Integration of Fine Arts into the English curriculum
Develop their artistic and fine arts’ abilities as a curricular and interdisciplinary integration to English during their teaching-learning process with the purpose of reinforcing critical thinking, role games, dance, corporal expression and movement.
8.Develop Competence and Expertise in the Content Area
At the heart of effective content teaching is the teachers’ knowledge of the subject area if we are to improve the quality of teaching and learning in critical core content areas. Instead, we should acknowledge and expand the insights of experts who develop competence in subject matter teaching. We should additionally commit to high quality professional development targeted to develop this expertise. When we do this, we support the growth of the teacher as a person and a professional who can expertly lead a student to academic success. Concurrently, we will contribute to the realization of the goals and priorities of the classroom and the school system as a whole.
Los servicios de desarrollo profesional podrán comenzar a partir de la fecha en que:
1. La Oficina de Compras del DE finalice el registro de los contratos y renglones (ítems de talleres) de servicio en el Catálogo Electrónico del Sistema Financiero del DE (SIFDE)
2. Las tablas de ofrecimiento de talleres de los proveedores estén publicados en la página cibernética del DE.