About Chapters International
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About Chapters International
About Chapters International

Upcoming Workshops

Kath Murdoch

In the true spirit of inquiry Kath has been working hard to develop an online workshop that will ensure teachers continue to have access to practical, professional learning.

Howie Knoff

Even during this Pandemic, there are more students experiencing high levels of stress than clinical levels of trauma. As such, schools and staff need to be stress-sensitive and stress-responsive to their students.

Ron Ritchhart Mark Church

The Power of Making Thinking Visible Online Workshop

- Ron Ritchhart & Mark Church

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January 2021
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2021

Over the last decade there has been in explosion of interest in how teachers can best build a culture of thinking in their classrooms, nurture students as powerful thinkers and learners, and make thinking visible.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Differentiating Instruction: An Online Hands-On Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January 2021

The goal of the four-session workshop is to guide teachers in planning differentiated instruction in their classes for a unit in progress or a unit that will be coming up shortly.

Jessica Martin

Children bring their intuitive knowledge of mathematics to school. How might we create more opportunities to listen deeply, notice, and name what children CAN do before making instructional decisions that build on what they know?

Ron Ritchhart

Creating a Culture of Thinking

- Ron Ritchhart

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February 2021

Increasingly, we are recognizing the importance of the culture of the classroom as foundational for learning. And yet, we often don’t give teachers many tools for or understanding of how to create group culture that can foster deep learning and build understanding.

Alan November

High Motivation: Social Emotional Learning Meets Creative Assignment Design

- Alan November

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February 2021

Based on research for student motivation as well as leveraging emerging technologies, this course is designed for secondary educators who enjoy exploring new strategies to empower students to take responsibility for managing more of their own learning.

Jim Knight

The Impact Cycle: An Online Workshop

- Jim Knight

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021

Based on The Impact Cycle (2017) by Jim Knight, this workshop describes the coaching cycle process for instructional coaches. All teachers, schools, and classrooms face their own unique challenges.

Dylan Wiliam

Assessment Literacy Online Course - Four 90 Minute Online Sessions

- Dylan Wiliam

9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th January 2021

Even the best-designed assessment system needs to be implemented thoughtfully, which requires that all users of assessment evidence have a certain degree of assessment literacy

Anne Van Dam

A Peek into the Classroom: Intentionality in the Planning Process

- Anne Van Dam

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021

Throughout this online workshop, participants will have an opportunity to experience the planning process of Anne van Dam and her colleagues at an inquiry based school in The Netherlands.

Carl Anderson

Teaching with mentor (or model) texts is a critical part of teaching students to write well. To help students learn how to craft their writing in effective and beautiful ways

Sarah Gilmore Katierose Deos

Technology, and how it fits into the educational landscape, has been an increasing priority for leaders for years as technology has become increasingly affordable, available and embedded in school and beyond.

Kathy Collins

Better Conversations is one of the most popular workshops we offer. Based on the book Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other To Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

Empathy to Impact - Online Learning for Educators By Inspire Citizens

- Steve Sostak, Aaron Moniz & Kavita Tanna

12th, 19th, 26th January & 2nd February 2021

Developed by Inspire Citizens co-founders, Steve Sostak and Aaron Moniz, the Empathy to Impact teaching approach and project-cycle addresses the global need for applied learning for active global citizenship, service as action, compassionate empathy, and sustainable development.

Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

Online Workshop: Inquiry in Action (In Mandarin)

- Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

17th, 24th, 31st January 2021

线上工作坊:开展探究性学习的实用策略(使用语言:普通话)

How do we implement inquiry? This three days, 10 hours practical workshop aims to offer you practical strategies which supports your teaching in an inquiry-based way.

Play is at the heart of childhood. Through play, children learn how to collaborate; how to negotiate rules and relationships; and how to imagine, create, and dream. They learn to solve problems, think flexibly and critically, and communicate effectively.

Sarah Gilmore Katierose Deos

Giving Meaningful and Manageable Feedback 4 week Semi Synchronous Online Institute

- Sarah Gilmore & Katierose Deos

30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2021

In the classroom, seamlessly providing students with timely and effective feedback is an integral part of how we teach.

Sylvia Duckworth

Sketchnoting - Digital Module

- Sylvia Duckworth

30th - 31st January 2021

Sketchnoting or “Visual note-taking” is gaining widespread popularity as an effective and engaging way for students to take notes and to display their understanding and learning. The technique allows one to draw or doodle their thoughts, observations, or notes in combination with words or text.

Global Youth Media

- Steve Sostak, Luka Lesson & Christina Lin

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th February 2021

Inspire Citizens’ Global Youth Media exists to teach and empower all ages of students and learner communities through the responsible consumption and production of media, as well as practices of investigative journalism and ethical storytelling as essential elements of applied learning in a complex world.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

The Differentiated Classroom: A Virtual Book Club Led

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February 2021

This four-session Virtual Book Club is designed to guide teachers in exploring differentiated instruction as they read a book on differentiation, hear from the book’s author, talk with colleagues, and connect key ideas from the book with their own classroom practice.

Ralph Fletcher

How Photography Enhances the Teaching of Writing

- Ralph Fletcher

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2021

Language arts teachers tend to be text-oriented—comfortable in the world of reading and writing. However, the world in which our students live is increasingly visual. They are bombarded by images. We ignore that world at our peril.

Jim Knight

Better Conversations: An Online Workshop

- Jim Knight

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2021

Better Conversations is one of the most popular workshops we offer. Based on the book Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other To Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected

Dylan Wiliam

Formative Assessment Online Course - Five 90 Minute Online Sessions

- Dylan Wiliam

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February & 6th March 2021

There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning.

Dan Feigelson

Nothing encourages deep, joyful comprehension more than having someone to talk to about what you read.

Kathy Collins

Please join Kathy Collins for this series of study sessions in which participants will learn and develop new ways to welcome our youngest children into what Frank Smith calls “the Reading Club.”

Jay McTighe

Established Standards provide a clear set of worthy educational outcomes. However, the Standards are not curriculum. Educators must use the standards as a basis for designing high-quality curricula and assessments to support impactful teaching for effective learning.

Jennifer Chang Wathall

How can we move to a three-dimensional curriculum and instruction model that allows us to compact the overloaded curriculum, and teach both factual and conceptual knowledge with greater depth and rigour?

Kath Murdoch

In the true spirit of inquiry Kath has been working hard to develop an online workshop that will ensure teachers continue to have access to practical, professional learning.

Sarah Gilmore Katierose Deos

Communicate, Collaborate, Integrate! 4 week Semi Synchronous Course

- Sarah Gilmore & Katierose Deos

27th February, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2021

Technology has changed the way we shop, communicate with friends, share information with our families, and has provided us the opportunity to share our thoughts with a worldwide audience.

Howie Knoff

Many students with social, emotional, and / or behavioral challenges have not learned or mastered critical interpersonal, social problem-solving, conflict prevention and resolution, or emotional control and coping skills.

Susan Harris Mackay Tara Papandrew

Power of Playful Inquiry By Opal School

- Susan Harris Mackay & Tara Papandrew

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 2021

Opal School proposes a professional development experience exploring the power of Playful Inquiry The sessions will explore theory and practice in a way that invites teachers to imagine and investigate implications to their practice.

Paul Andersen

Paul Andersen has been providing professional development and teaching labsites this spring on Zoom and Google Meet. This online workshop will focus on the best practices of online science instruction including; modeling instruction.

Jared Cooney Horvath

From the Brain to the Classroom An Online Workshop

- Jared Cooney Horvath

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th March 2021

Over the last several decades, our knowledge of learning and the brain has grown exponentially. During this highly engaging and interactive short-course, we will consider what this knowledge means for teachers and students.

Empathy to Impact - Online Learning for Educators By Inspire Citizens

- Steve Sostak, Aaron Moniz & Kavita Tanna

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2021

Developed by Inspire Citizens co-founders, Steve Sostak and Aaron Moniz, the Empathy to Impact teaching approach and project-cycle addresses the global need for applied learning for active global citizenship, service as action, compassionate empathy, and sustainable development.

Anne Van Dam

Throughout this online workshop, participants will construct understandings around children's identities and rights and how these beliefs influence the educational context they create for their students.

Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

Online Workshop: A Thinking Classroom for 21st Century: World Language (In Mandarin)

- Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th March 2021

线上工作坊:21 世纪的世界语课堂(使用语言:普通话)

This workshop is designed to facilitate schools and educators to meet the key challenges in current practice and to prepare a shift to a thinking classroom in world language for 21st century.

Kathy Collins

Often teachers may have rigid expectations for how small group instruction is supposed to be planned and how it ‘should’ look and sound, when in fact, small group instruction has so many variations

Debi Keyte Hartland

In this 2-day workshop, we will dive deeply into methods, values and principles to frame how we can engage in pedagogical listening to develop and design short, medium, or longer-term projects

Jessica Martin

What would small group instruction that centers student needs, identity, and social-emotional well-being look and sound like? Would there be aspects that you recognize from your own small-group teaching with students?

Jay McTighe

What is deeper learning and why is it important? How does deep learning occur? How should curriculum be framed to promote deeper learning? How should deeper learning be assessed? What kinds of instruction are needed to help students learn deeply? How can teachers work smarter and more effectively using instructional tools for engaging their learners?

Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

Online Workshop: Inquiry in Action (In Mandarin)

- Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

21st, 28th March and 4th April, 2021

线上工作坊:开展探究性学习的实用策略(使用语言:普通话)

How do we implement inquiry? This three days, 10 hours practical workshop aims to offer you practical strategies which supports your teaching in an inquiry-based way.

Jessica Martin

The Role of Writing in Student-Driven Inquiry

- Jessica Martin

10th, 17th, 24th April & 1st May 2021

Experience each of the five stages of a design thinking inquiry process and how writing can play a pivotal role in developing thinking and understanding at each stage.

Ralph Fletcher

Engaging Boy Writers

- Ralph Fletcher

17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April 2021

Empirical and anecdotal evidence shows that boys struggle in writing classrooms. Why is this so? What specific challenges (such as handwriting) handicap boys?

Trevor MacKenzie

Cultivating The Inquiry Mindset

- Trevor MacKenzie

Scotland, UK | 22nd - 23rd May 2021

Trevor MacKenzie deepens our understanding of inquiry-based learning at the middle and high school years. In this highly engaging session, Mr. MacKenzie will challenge your mind to rethink the role of the teacher and the learner in the inquiry classroom.

Marilyn Friend

Co-Teaching: Classroom Collaboration

- Marilyn Friend

Brisbane | 16th - 17th August 2021

Co-teaching has become an integral part of educators' efforts to include students with special needs in typical classes.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Differentiated Instruction

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

Brisbane | 19th - 20th August 2021

A hallmark of today's classrooms is the diversity of learners gathered together in one place. Students typically differ in culture, language, entry points into varied curricula, interests, adult support systems, enthusiasm for learning, self-confidence, and a host of other attributes.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Leading for Differentiation

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

Brisbane | 21st August 2021

Diversity is a hallmark of most contemporary schools. Students represent a variety of languages, cultural groups, economic backgrounds, levels of adult support, learning issues, degrees of academic advancement, and so on.

Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Creating a Culture of Thinking

- Dr. Ron Ritchhart

Brisbane | 10th - 11th September 2021

The Cultures of Thinking Project is a global initiative under the direction of Dr. Ron Ritchhart, a Principal Investigator and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.