Customized Professional DevelopmentThe content of these sessions is determined by the needs of the building and/or district staff. Session length and the method of delivery (e.g. training, facilitating, presenting), are based on targeted outcomes. Dates and times are determined by availability and resources. A partial list of topics follows. To discuss the possibilities, call Staff & Curriculum Development at 315-361-5550.
Brain Research — We teach our students’ brains…but what do we know about them? Impact your classroom immediately with this interactive workshop! Based on the works of Jensen, Wolfe, Sousa, and Sylwester.
Questioning Techniques — Critical to learning is the ability to ask quality questions. But who teaches students HOW to do this? This 5-step process is designed to help students improve their questioning skills!
Poverty in Education — What you must know to effectively impact your students in poverty. Based on the works of Jensen, Gorski & others.
Differentiated Instruction — Learn to teach to their learning styles, not to yours!
Based on the works of Tomlinson and Wormelli.
Questioning Skills for Students — Effective and Highly Effective teachers
consistently create opportunities for students to learn how to ask questions and how to think deeply about a topic.
Formative Assessments — Learn models for developing and using effective and
research supported formative assessment to further student learning.
Building Academic Vocabulary — Kids use a 6 step research-based process for
learning prioritized academic vocabulary.Thinking Maps — Teach your students how to think, using effective and proven
graphic organizers. Two certified trainers on staff!
PLUS: Cooper’s Homework Practices, 5 High Impact Rapid Response Strategies,
Marzano’s Classroom Strategies that Work, 15 Elements for Adolescent Literacy,
Acceleration, Collaborative Pairs, and More!