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SUMMER

INSTITUTE

2017

WORKSHOPS

WESTMINSTER


SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017 WORKSHOPS


MATH STRATEGIES Mindfulness and Mathematics Students learn best when they are in the right state of mind. Mindfulness is one tool that helps students learn to self regulate, deal with strong emotions, and deescalate situations. As with everything else, the teacher sets the tone and needs to be the anchor in the room. This workshop will start with establishing a basic understanding of how mindfulness can set the stage for peace and productivity in the classroom. By practicing simple routines and teaching students strategies for school and for life, students can focus their energy and attention on learning. In addition, we will examine how mindset directly impacts students’ ability to be successful in mathematics. It is critical that students develop a healthy math identity in order to unleash their greatest potential. We will explore creative ways to deliver math concepts to students and inspire them to embrace math learning. This workshop is appropriate for teachers K-5. Instructor: Deborah Peart, Westminster

Wednesday, May 31 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

Singapore Math Strategies in Your Classroom Join us for a two-day workshop as we translate Singapore’s concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract instructional sequence into practical application in your classroom. Develop your students’ mental math skills with games and activities that include number bonds, part-whole relationships, branching, and compensation. Teach students the visual and concrete model-drawing approach to solving word problems. Create effective and engaging lessons with Anchor Tasks. Illustrate links to algebra as you teach to mastery. Appropriate for K-5 teachers seeking an introduction and general overview of Singapore Math Strategies. Instructors: Carol Hollis, Charles R. Drew Charter School Jane Simpkins, The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300

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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING What is PBL All About?

PBL - A Deep Dive

How can you authentically engage, intrinsically motivate, and challenge student learning? Why not try PBL?! Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching strategy that uses authentic learning activities to engage student interest and motivation. Join us for a three-day introduction to PBL where we will share with you the Buck Institute’s Eight Essential Gold Standard Project Design Elements necessary to engage students in active and powerful learning! Come as a team or as an individual to collaborate with us and create new—or develop and enhance existing work—using the best aspects of PBL. We’ll discuss and share best practices for designing, developing, implementing, and supporting PBL. This workshop is geared toward teachers, curriculum specialists, and department chairs.

PBL is a teaching strategy that uses authentic learning activities to engage student interest and motivation. But what does it really look like in the classroom? How do you create a culture of facilitators of learning? Join us for a two day deep dive where we will share with you how PBL can be used to engage students in active and powerful learning! We will discuss how to align standards and assessments and how to differentiate through PBL. Discover ways to scaffold to ensure mastery of standards and to maximize student achievement. Come as a team or as an individual. We’ll discuss and share best practices of designing, developing, implementing, and supporting PBL. This workshop is geared towards K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, coaches, and department chairs.

Instructors: Cynthia Montgomery, Westminster Jane Simpkins, The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $375

Learning to Serve and Serving to Learn This interactive workshop will assist participants in making PBL more meaningful and thought-provoking with the inclusion of service learning. Participants will examine the difference between community service and service learning, learn how PBL can incorporate service, and plan their own service-based PBL projects to implement in the classroom. Instructors: Donya Kemp, Charles R. Drew Charter School Terrilyn Ali-Ferguson, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Wednesday, June 7 – Thursday, June 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300

Instructor: Donya Kemp, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Monday, June 5 – Tuesday, June 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300


Tech Tools and PBL: There’s an App for That

Tech Tools and PBL: There’s a Website for That

Looking for ways to incorporate technology into PBL? This workshop will provide you with lots of great apps to infuse into your PBL planning and instruction. We will utilize iOS devices to explore apps designed to facilitate students’ creativity and innovation in response to your driving question. Hands-on practice will equip you with the knowledge to hit the ground running next school year with a greater emphasis on the tech tools in your teacher toolbox.

In this workshop, we will investigate several websites that can be instrumental in creating student products and creative ways to make learning visible in PBL. Hands-on practice will equip you with the knowledge to hit the ground running next school year with a greater emphasis on the tech tools in your teacher toolbox.

Instructors: Alyson Britt, Charles R. Drew Charter School Nefertiti Singleton, Fulton County Schools

Wednesday, June 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

Instructors: Alyson Britt, Charles R. Drew Charter School Nefertiti Singleton, Fulton County Schools

Wednesday, May 31 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

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SCIENCE

HUMANITIES

Food For Thought: Teaching the Food System in Georgia

Atlanta Civil Rights Landmarks

We all need to eat. This basic biological fact will always be one of the strongest connections that exists among the human species. This need for sustenance, tied with the need to consume water, is something that binds each of us together across all divides cultural, political, or geographical. We all need to eat; however, the specific way in which we go about getting food is constantly changing. This hands-on workshop will afford learners the opportunity not just to learn about the food system in our state and beyond but also to explore ways to bring their students an understanding of food issues. Instructors will utilize experiential learning techniques and participants will work as individuals and in groups to delve into the particulars of our food system. All teachers are welcome! Instructors: Emily Horne, Westminster Joey Jarrell, Westminster

Thursday, June 1 – Friday, June 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300

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In this two-day workshop, teachers will tour Civil Rights landmarks in Atlanta. Beginning with Oakland Cemetery on Day 1, we will focus on landmarks from 19th Century Atlanta. Day 2 will focus on 20th Century landmarks, ending at the King Center in the Sweet Auburn historic district. This workshop will serve as a buffet of potential field trips for interested humanities teachers. Sights will include Piedmont Park, Atlanta University, The Henry Grady Statue, Brookwood Station, and Rich’s Department Store. We will also eat at the Busy Bee Cafe and Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Come along if you want to learn how to incorporate local Civil Rights curriculum into your humanities classroom. Instructors: Jesse Breite, Westminster Sarbeth Fleming, Westminster Kamille Harless, Westminster

Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, May 31 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Fee $375


DESIGN THINKING Material Rescue: Using Design to Teach Lifecycle Analysis and Conservation How can our understanding of product lifecycle inform our use of materials? How could the design of “new” things evolve to create a truly sustainable economic system? This workshop is a creative experiment centering on experimentation, originality, and risk. The exercise also challenges teachers to think about the social, environmental, and economic impact of design. In this hands-on making workshop, teachers will view a brief overview of past projects made with reclaimed/rescued materials. Participants will be introduced to the principles of design, sustainability, and cradle-to-cradle material lifecycle and the application of these concepts in the classroom.

Design Thinking Design Thinking is a problem solving strategy that can be used in conjunction with STEAM, PBL, interdisciplinary studies, service learning, or global studies. It emphasizes building empathy but also promotes quick prototyping and iteration. In this workshop, you will learn the design thinking process in the morning and have a chance to create your own prototype in our Maker Space while learning how to use various hand tools, foam cutters, and even a 3D printer in the afternoon. Instructors: Courtney Bryant, Charles R. Drew Charter School Sue Davenport, Westminster Jane Simpkins, The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Thursday, June 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $200

Teachers will conceptualize and prototype a new “product” made from discarded, repurposed, recycled, found, or locally sourced materials. The aim of this project is to create a second life for the discarded materials. We will also fully engage in the Design Thinking process as we generate, test, improve, and share our prototypes. Teachers of elementary through high school students are welcome. Instructors: Catherine Muller, Charles R. Drew Charter School Jane Simpkins, The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Friday, June 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $200

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ENHANCING TEACHING PRACTICE Rules of Engagement We often engage very young children in learning through all of their senses. As children get older, however, sometimes we pull those multisensory engagement strategies away. This interactive workshop will help you develop practices that will keep older students engrossed in learning through engaging all of their senses. Discover strategies and resources that keep your students (and you!) engaged in an exciting and interactive classroom. This workshop is geared to teachers, curriculum specialists, and coaches working with fourth through eighth graders. Instructor: Donya Kemp, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Saturday, June 13 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

Creating a Critical-Thinking Classroom Environment Have you tried to get students to ask why instead of what? To grapple with “So what?” Of course, we want our students to engage in meaningful discussions that go deep and seek to unpack the multifarious ways we can understand ideas. We want concrete learners to experience learning in a more dynamic way. Creating a classroom environment that promotes critical thinking is no easy task. The needs of the 21st Century demand critical thinking, a reasoning skill that allows us to interpret and analyze the deeper

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significance of phenomena. In the classroom, critical thinking is an approach to learning that allows students to make sense of content, which they evaluate and analyze. Students are forced to take responsibility for their own learning as they question, think, and form their own arguments. Ultimately, critical thinking is about allowing students to develop and harness reasoning skills that can be applied in their future endeavors—and in life. How do we create such a classroom culture? Join us for a three-day hands-on workshop where educators will learn about and share tools that can help build critical-thinking classroom environments. We will learn how to design and model assignments, lessons, units, and full courses within a criticalthinking framework. We will also cover learning techniques, such as inquiry- and discussion-based methods. Classes will include interactive discussion, PowerPoint slides, film clips (if necessary), case studies, modeling, and resources. This course is relevant for any teacher who endeavors to enhance the learning experience for students of the 21st century. Bring your curiosity, questions and be prepared to have fun! Instructor: Barrington S. Edwards, Ph.D., The Paideia School

Two sessions are being offered. Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $375 Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $375


Conferring: Developing Writers Through Conversations The best writing conferences are conversations that make your students better writers. Participants in this day-long workshop will learn the nuts and bolts of Carl Anderson’s writing conferences and how to incorporate them into their daily writing instruction. Key topics covered will include: the classic conferences, mentor texts for the genres, structuring mini-lessons, and teaching writing skills and strategies through conferring. The workshop will incorporate videos, critical friends, and opportunities for practicing conferring with feedback. Workshop participants will leave ready to hold conferences that take their students, writing to the next level and with tools to organize themselves in their conferring work. Instructors: Laura Kopp, Westminster Ginny Lovern, Westminster Dawn Stephen, Charles R. Drew Charter School Nicole Tuttle, Charles R. Drew Charter School Laura Kopp, Westminster

Tuesday, June 13 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

Universal Toolbox for Surviving Your Beginning Years as a New Teacher This residential, three-day seminar is for teachers new to the profession. Participants will examine the components of building a positive learning climate through self-reflection and researchbased best practices. We will explore the concept of a Professional Learning Community through igniting dialogue around preparing for your first years as a teacher. We will provide practical strategies

in a host of areas: designing effective lessons; setting up your classroom to foster a positive learning environment; developing realistic classroom policies and procedures; understanding the role of instruction in classroom management; creation of student portfolios; communication with parents; and current topics in education. We will help you identify your personal style and expand your professional network with colleagues from a variety of teacher training backgrounds. The primary goals of the seminar are to engage teachers in the scholarly enterprise while expanding and deepening supportive relationships and to support your creative, leadership, and collaboration skills within a cohort of like-minded new teachers. This workshop is appropriate for public, private, and charter school teachers who are new (less than three years of experience) to the teaching profession and want to continue growing. The workshop will be held at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. It will be a residential program beginning at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The program will end by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The cost of the program includes room and board (single dorm occupancy with community bath) and meals (three breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners). Instructors: Hope Jones, the Darlington School Matt Peer, the Darlington School Robert Ryshke, Executive Director of The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Fee $475

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LEADERSHIP Mentoring and Instructional Coaching: Creating a Partnership Culture

Creating a Line of Sight to Being an Effective Leader

Participants will learn about the principles of good mentoring and will design a mentoring curriculum that includes key topics and relevant case studies. In addition, participants will work on providing and receiving instructional feedback based on the partnership principles put forth by Dr. Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching Group, including reviewing best practices around using video recording and student feedback to support growth. Administrators will leave with design ideas for establishing an effective mentoring program. Experienced faculty will gain knowledge, skills, and understanding of what it takes to mentor a teacher new to your school. Participants will also practice ways to help new teachers set and reach their goals. This workshop is appropriate for all faculty interested in or currently mentoring other teachers, as well as for school leaders seeking to design a mentoring program.

The three-day workshop will explore the role of department chair, academic dean, associate principal or principal through a variety of activities designed to explore each participant’s strengths, opportunities, and challenges in leadership, supervision, curriculum work, classroom observation, and visioning for excellent teaching. We will take and use Strengths Finder 2.0, an inventory of personal strengths. The format will include seminar-style discussions around readings on selected topics, classroom observation techniques, case studies on having difficult conversations, collaborative design work in small and large groups, and reflection on practice in the leadership role. Topics to be covered are: supervising teachers and providing essential resources and feedback, managing the schedule and details of the job, envisioning and leading a department or team, guiding transformative teaching, initiating and planning dynamic curricular change, cultivating teacher leadership within the department or team, and running effective meetings. Participants will be able to use information from the workshop to begin the development of a “strategic plan” for the year’s work.

Instructors: Thad Persons, Dean of Faculty, Westminster Brooke Hight, Westminster

Monday, June 5 – Tuesday, June 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300

Instructors: Thad Persons, Dean of Faculty, Westminster Robert Ryshke, Executive Director of The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Wednesday, June 7 – Friday, June 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $375

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Learning to Manage What Appears to be Unmanageable: Classroom Management Strategies & Tips This interactive session is recommended for teachers who may be new to teaching or just feeling overwhelmed with the everyday issues of the classroom. The session will highlight many successful methods in dealing with common classroom issues and provide several quick “fixes� for those issues. Successful classroom management is imperative to student success and academic achievement. Attendees will leave this workshop with a greater sense of purpose and belief in themselves as educators, knowing they can remove many of the obstacles that negatively impact the learning environment. Appropriate for teachers K-12. Instructor: Terrilyn Ali-Ferguson, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Tuesday, June 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

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STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART, MATH) Gaming with a Purpose: Utilizing Minecraft as the Ultimate Teaching Tool The video gaming sensation Minecraft continues to captivate the minds of students around the world by allowing them to create worlds of their own using nothing more than their imaginations. As educators, how can we use this gaming experience to connect our students to real-world concepts? In this interactive workshop, educators will learn the various ways Minecraft can be utilized to teach students about concepts such as building and design, spatial awareness, social engineering, resource management, and natural sciences. Educators will also have an opportunity to plan their own MinecraftEDU lesson for their students. Prior to attending, educators are asked to sign up for an educator’s account on MinecraftEDU, created by Microsoft in conjunction with Mojang AB. To create your account, go to https://education.minecraft.net/ Instructors: Chris Wilkerson, Charles R. Drew Charter School Catherine Muller, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Wednesday, May 31 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

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Scratch Applications Across All of STEAM Scratch has allowed students of all ages to explore modular programming in a fun, interactive way that provides immediate feedback and user control. Programming in Scratch develops logical and higher-order thinking, cultivates individual creativity, and permits users to create, edit, and modify games, presentations, and animations in real time at a pace that keeps them engaged and encourages experimentation (eliminating the fear of failure). Teachers will explore the mechanics and “how-tos” of the program and how to use it in the classroom for students from young elementary to high school. We will play and create in the program and investigate how Scratch can be used across multiple classroom disciplines to incorporate each of the pillars of STEAM: math, technology, language arts, science, social studies, and the arts/ design. Instructors: Catherine Muller, Charles R. Drew Charter School Chris Wilkerson, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Monday, June 5 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150


The Art of Tinkering & Science Snacks From the Exploratorium website: “Tinkering is fooling around directly with phenomena, tools, and materials. It’s thinking with your hands and learning through doing. It’s slowing down and getting curious about the mechanics and mysteries of the everyday stuff around you. It’s whimsical, enjoyable, fraught with dead ends, frustrating, and ultimately about inquiry.” In this three-day workshop designed for educators from all backgrounds, settings, and experience levels, you will learn how tinkering supports fundamental STEAM thinking and learning. Participants will tinker and make activities that have emerged as new standards for blending science and art explorations. Come and see how tinkering and making exemplify best practices for critical thinking and creativity. Instructors: Courtney Bryant, Charles R. Drew Charter School Sue Davenport, Westminster Jane Simpkins, The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Monday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $425

Falling for Cardboard Engineering This hands-on workshop coached by Drew Charter School’s STEAM Artist-in-Residence, Jeff Mather, will explore the many ways to recycle cardboard into high-tech sculptures and structures both large and small. By designing and fabricating with cardboard, participants will learn ways to support learning across all STEAM areas while strengthening their own collaboration skills. Participants will learn to program a laser printer, try several different hand tools, and explore innovations in teaching

3D thinking, including unorthodox approaches to free-hand perspective. Cardboard may not seem very sexy at first, but this abundant, free resource makes an excellent teaching tool. Instructor: Jeff Mather, Charles R. Drew Charter School Artist-in-Residence

Thursday, June 8 – Friday, June 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $325

STEAM in Action Why transform STEM into STEAM, and who is doing it? We’ll discuss ways of bridging K-12 programs with colleges/universities and industry as we strive to create tomorrow’s innovators. We’ll explore Atlanta to see STEAM in action and look for best practices on how to integrate art and design into STEM. This workshop is geared towards K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, and department chairs. Seats are limited! Instructors: Courtney Bryant, Charles R. Drew Charter School Sue Davenport, Westminster Jane Simpkins, The Center for Teaching, Westminster

Friday, June 16 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $200

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FINDING BALANCE Brilliant Things Happen in Calm Minds: Yoga and Mindfulness In and Outside of the Classroom More and more, we as educators are witnessing students who are stressed, anxious, distracted, or overwhelmed. As we are asked to juggle all the responsibilities of work, home, and other commitments, we often find that we can use these terms to describe our own experiences as well. Led by an educator who is also a certified yoga instructor (for both adults and children), this workshop will provide tools and methods for centering, grounding, and clarity, both for your students and for yourselves. From simple 2-3 minute ‘pattern interrupt’ exercises to daily practices to shift how we approach and react to events in our daily lives, teachers will depart with a toolbox of approaches to combat all the elements that threaten to shift us off balance. We will also move and stretch in several short, relaxing yoga practices designed to restore and reconnect for energy, focus, or calm. Instructor: Catherine Muller, Charles R. Drew Charter School

Thursday, June 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

This Is Me: Identity and Inclusion in the Younger Years Young children explore a range of identities, expressions, and roles as they grow up and navigate the personal, social, and academic world of school. Racial and ethnic identity, along with others, are an integral part of this developmental process for students of every age, yet many educators are unsure about how to engage with these issues in an elementary or lower school setting. This course offers a contemporary framework for understanding racial and ethnic identity development in young children, defines appropriate terminology, and gives participants hands-on opportunities to clarify the educational and pedagogical values that should guide policy, curricula, and practice to develop intentionally identity-conscious and inclusive children. Classes will include interactive discussion, video clips, classroom activities, and resources. This workshop is relevant for any K-6 administrator, classroom teacher, specialist, P.E. instructor/coach, or support staff interested in working with the whole child. Instructor: Kevin Soltau, Westminster

Tuesday, June 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

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Mindfulness and Intentional Sound in the Classroom What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis. Mindfulness training helps one to experience emotions, senses, and thoughts as they occur with no judgment attached. How does mindfulness impact the classroom? Research and experience suggest that cultivating mindful awareness as a teacher is a successful intervention in its own right. Students respond favorably to the present and empathic quality of teachers’ mindful attention. Among other benefits, students and teachers working with mindfulness techniques in the classroom are able to respond rather than react in potentially stressful situation allowing for a relaxed and enhanced learning environment. Benefits for the student: focus, emotional balance, impulse control, self-awareness Benefits for the teacher: attunement, empathy, conservation of energy, maintaining quiet strength and focus Benefits for the class: cohesiveness, compassion, group focus, selfregulation, enhanced learning environment What is intentional sound? Intentional sound is experiencing or creating sound or music in a mindful way. It involves listening with full awareness of that experience of listening. Join us for a three-day workshop full of experiential moments, classroom activities, and hand-outs interspersed with information on the neuroscience and research supporting the benefits of

mindfulness and intentional sound! All teachers are welcome!

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Instructor: Candace Keach, Westminster

Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $375

Westminster Discovery Have you ever asked yourself what is this Discovery program is? Or wished you had an opportunity to try out that ropes course at Summer Camp or Tull Hall? Well, if your answer is yes to either of these questions, then this two-day experiential education workshop is for you! Our workshop will explore the philosophy and purpose behind Westminster’s Discovery program. This leadership program is built upon four pillars: Environmental Awareness, Self-Awareness, Responsibility and Compassion; Discovery employs experiential education in order to deliver a unique program for 9th-12th grade students. The four pillars are incorporated into every activity within each of our classes. The goal of Discovery is not to create highly skilled adventurers, but rather to provide an experience that will foster a sense of personal accomplishment and community leadership. If you are interested in exploring some activities from new heights and perspectives as well as challenging yourself the way our 9th graders do, then sign up today. All teachers are welcome! Instructors: Emily Horne, Westminster Joey Jarrell, Westminster

Tuesday, May 30 – Wednesday, May 31 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300


EXPANDING YOUR DIGITAL TOOLSET Tools for Multiple Choice Assessment and Grade Curving This workshop is designed to introduce you to some tools and develop skills that will help you build better multiple choice assessments, grade them with ease (and at low cost!), analyze them with better precision, and give grades that better reflect student learning. You will build tools for grading and analysis in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets and will be provided with templates that you can take with you. We will discuss how to appropriately curve assessments, especially difficult AP practice exams or semester finals, and you will get tools to help you easily apply curves. We will learn some basic statistics techniques and concepts to better analyze multiple choice tests and use them to improve future tests. Finally, we will take time to learn from each other about things that have worked (and not worked) in your classrooms. Instructor: Neema Salimi, Westminster

Tuesday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 7 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $300

Jumpstart Your Classroom with Spreadsheets: MS Excel and Google Sheets for Beginners/Intermediates Ever wanted an easy way to track and analyze student test scores? Ever seen a colleague create a colorful, dynamic spreadsheet and wanted to make one of your own? Ever wondered how to upload a schedule into Google calendar? Ever wanted to make an automated spelling or math game board? Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are incredibly useful tools for classroom administration, data gathering and analysis, and even student games, simulations, and activities. In the morning session, learn basic Excel formatting and formulas including mathematical functions and conditional formatting that can help you create useful trackers and calendars. In the afternoon session, learn more advanced formulas and uses for spreadsheets in the classroom, including indexing and multi-sheet files, which can help with creating games and simulations as well as more advanced data tracking. Instructor: Annie Salimi, Westminster

Thursday, June 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $150

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WORLD LANGUAGE Organic World Language What is Second Language Acquisition research and how does that apply to the classroom? This session includes activities with students and directly addresses teacher confidence in an immersion classroom. Also includes activities designed around building a strong sense of community and solidarity, creating curriculum based off of the student, and discussion of language levels. Highlights include: • Application of state and national standards • Strategies for eliciting student productivity • Techniques for high student engagement • Exploration of the 100 percent second-language environment • Creation of proficiency-based lesson plans All attendees are eligible for one optional college credit for $70. Please email info@organicworldlanguage.com for more information. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation for 12 PDU hours. This workshop is appropriate for all world language teachers. Instructors: Darcy Rogers, Organic World Language

Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fee $400

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WESTMINSTER

2017 Summer Institute Workshops  
2017 Summer Institute Workshops