October 19, 2018

#11721 The “Wild Card” Workshop

Have you ever wished you were more creative, or that your students were more engaged in your lessons?
The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students.  Come join me for a book study work based on Hope and Wade King’s “the Wild Card”.  The authors will show you how to draw on your authentic self; your past experiences; personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths to deliver your content creatively.  The 7 steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.  You’ll learn…Why the deck is not stacked against you, no matter what kind of hand you’ve been dealt, why you should never listen to the JOKER, and use it to create classroom magic, how to apply the “Rules of Rigor” in order to fuse creativity with learning, and how to become the WILD CARD that changes the game for your students. The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King is included in your fee.
Date:  December 10, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost:  $150.00
Location: ROE Moline
PD Hours:  5
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenter:  Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  12/3/2018

#11716 Response Literacy Teaching: Informative/Expository Writing with Responsive Teaching

“My students need more practice in writing informational text. What resources are available to help me help them organize their thoughts and get them on paper? What is the best way to model this type of writing?” This workshop is designed to help educators locate and use resources that can be used in teaching research writing based on two pieces of Informational Text and a video, involving historical or scientific content.  Theory and practice will be modeled at the session.
Date:  November 15, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Joan Tunnell and Suki Glasser
Registration Deadline:  11/8/2018

#11718 Flexible Seating

Have you been thinking about using FLEXIBLE SEATING but just aren’t quite sure where to start?  In this workshop, we will share our answers to all of the “But what about…” questions that might be keeping you from taking the plunge with alternative seating.  A flexible seating classroom is one in which traditional seating is replaced with seating arrangements that promote student choice.  Participants will learn how to create student-centered collaborative spaces that will transform their classroom environment.  ?  In this workshop, we will share our answers to all of the “But what about…” questions that might be keeping you from taking the plunge with alternative seating.  A flexible seating classroom is one in which traditional seating is replaced with seating arrangements that promote student choice.  There will be ideas, practices, and visual representation examples at both primary and upper elementary levels.  You can make this work with any budget!

Date:  November 20, 2018
Time:  8:30 – 11:30 AM
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $75.00
PD Hours:  3
Audience:  Teachers and Administrators
Presenters:  Jackie Colgan and Sarah DeBord
Registration Deadline:  11/13/2018

#11715 Response Literacy Teaching: Opinion/Argument Writing with Responsive Teaching

How are Opinion and Argument writing the same and how are they different? The tasks in the classroom often require students to compare and contrast two or more pieces of literature that deal with a common theme.  This workshop will use tools and strategies to show educators ways to teach Opinion and Argument writing in their classrooms. Theory and practice will be modeled at the session.

Date:  November 14, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $125.00
Location:  ROE Moline
PD Hours:  6
Audience:  Teachers and Administration
Presenters:  Joan Tunnell and Suki Glasser
Registration Deadline:  11/7/2018