About Chapters International
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About Chapters International

Upcoming Workshops

Carl Anderson

Every writing teacher has this question: How do I teach my students to write well? The answer? Teach with mentor texts.

Dr. Steven G. Fouts Dan Fouts

3-Steps to A Deeper Classroom. Unlocking The Power Of Inquiry Through Conversations

- Dr. Steven G. Fouts & Dan Fouts

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January 2022

In this online workshop, teachers and instructional leaders will learn a universally designed, three-step protocol for classroom conversations that is useful in building essential questions and fostering more reflective classrooms.

Susan Harris Mackay Matt Karlsen

Story Workshop: Engaging Play and The Arts for Meaning-Making

- Susan Harris Mackay & Matt Karlsen

8th, 14th, 21st January & 6th February 2022

This series, designed for educators working with children ages 3-8, explores the theory and practice of Story Workshop - a playful approach to literacy that prioritizes opportunities for making meaning, sharing stories, play, and the arts.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Differentiating Instruction: An Online Hands-On Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January 2022

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.

Jay McTighe Judy Willis

Understanding by Design® Meets Neuroscience

- Jay McTighe & Judy Willis

12th, 20th, 27th January 2022

This session will feature ideas from the ASCD book by best-selling authors, Jay McTighe and Judy Willis, M.D. Jay and Judy will examine the intersection of the neuroscience of learning with the widely used Understanding by Design® framework.

Julie Stern

Conceptual Learning in Social Studies

- Julie Stern

15th, 22nd, 29th January 2022

How do social studies teachers maximize instruction to ensure students are prepared for informed civic life? This workshop is for teachers who know that the discipline of social studies is more than simply memorizing dates and facts-it encapsulates the skillful ability to conduct investigations, analyze sources, place events in historical context, and synthesize divergent points of view.

Dan Feigelson

Even the most successful writing workshops can be inconsistent in their teaching of punctuation. When we approach the teaching of mechanics as a craft tool rather than as a set of rules, students become thoughtful punctuation decision makers who consider mood, pacing and rhythm in their writing - and learn conventions in such a way that they retain and apply them consistently.

Kath Murdoch

Personal Inquiry in the K-6 Classroom

- Kath Murdoch

3rd, 17th February & 3rd, 17th March 2022

For teachers who want to take inquiry further and who believe in the power of personal passions! There has been growing interest in ‘personalised learning’ for many years now. Increasingly, schools are making arrangements to provide more opportunities for learners to learn to be self-directed and to have their needs and interests met through the curriculum.

Sarah Westbrook

Asking questions is an essential - yet often overlooked - lifelong learning skill. It’s a skill that allows people to learn through their own curiosity, think critically about what they see in the news and on social media, and become more confident and prepared for civic life.

Kimberly L. Mitchell

Adult Social Emotional Learning

- Kimberly L. Mitchell

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February 2022

As the world continues to deal with the impacts of a global pandemic, the social and emotional needs of students have never been starker. But what about those who work with students and teachers?

Kathy Collins

This four-part series will pair an inquiry question with a central professional text – Shifting the Balance, by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates. To prepare for each session, we’ll read a portion of this informative text, as well as other resources.

Kimberly L. Mitchell

Middle and High School Inquiry

- Kimberly L. Mitchell

9th, 16th & 23rd February 2022

How do we ‘implement inquiry’ in middle and high school classrooms? What does it look like in practical terms? How does inquiry work within the context of curriculum-heavy courses? What might we give up, and get back, in return?

Julie Stern

Learning That Transfers, Designing Curriculum for a Changing World

- Julie Stern

12th, 19th, 26th February & 5th March 2022

How do you prepare your students for a future that you can’t see? And how do you do it without exhausting yourself? Teachers need a framework that allows them to keep pace with our rapidly changing world without having to overhaul everything they do.

Dan Feigelson

Making Independent Reading a Meaningful Part of Our Comprehension Instruction

- Dan Feigelson

12th, 19th, 26th February & 5th March 2022

Research shows when children have choice in what they read and how they respond to text, engagement increases and comprehension deepens. While many classrooms have an independent reading component, it is too often secondary to the overall curriculum.

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 that deepens understanding for classroom and online inquiry.

Anne Van Dam

This online workshop explores how early childhood educators can support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills through play and adult initiated focused learning engagements. By acknowledging young learners as active meaning makers, we recognize they bring experiences, understandings and curiosities to our schools that draw on many different symbolic modalities.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Creating "Everybody Classrooms': When Inclusion Means Everyone

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

15th, 22nd February & 1st, 8th March 2022

When we think of “inclusion,” that most often refers to general education classrooms that make provisions to include a few learners with special needs. In those instances, it’s easy for think of the classroom as composed largely of “regular” or “normal” students who are joined by learners who aren’t “regular” or “normal.”

Fanny Passeport

The Silent Way (SW) is a pedagogical approach to teaching foreign languages invented by Caleb Gattegno in the late 1950s. The language teacher using this approach strives to “subordinate teaching to learning” by putting less emphasis on teaching and more on learning.

Erik M. Francis

Teaching and learning for cognitive rigor demands students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and understand and use their depth of knowledge. However, what exactly is Depth of Knowledge? How do the DOK levels describe different ways students could understand and use their learning?

Jay McTighe

Essential Questions are a key element in the Understanding by Design® curriculum planning framework. A good essential question serves as a doorway for engaging student inquiry in “uncovering” the curriculum, leading to deeper understanding.

Dylan Wiliam

For many years, most teacher education programmes included substantial coverage of theories on the psychology of education. However, many pre-service teachers did not find these courses helpful, since they offered little more than bland platitudes.

Dr. David A. Sousa Carol Ann Tomlinson

Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports a Learner-Friendly Classroom

- Dr. David A. Sousa & Carol Ann Tomlinson

5th, 12th, 26th March & 2nd April 2022

This four-part webinar series explores how findings from research in educational neuroscience reinforce the basic principles and practices of differentiated instruction.

Paul Andersen

Inquiry in the Science Classroom

- Paul Andersen

5th March 2022

Paul Andersen has been providing professional development and teaching lab sites on Zoom since May 2020. This online workshop will focus on the best practices of science instruction including; modeling instruction, argument-driven inquiry, phenomenon-based instruction, and the science and engineering practices.

Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

Principles & Practices for Teaching Multilingual Learners in International Schools

- Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March & 2nd April 2022

As the demography of international schools continues to change with the result that every classroom has more multilingual learners of varying language proficiencies than ever before, it is necessary to rethink principles and practices of the past so that all school leaders and teachers develop responsive mindsets and actions.

Kathy Collins

In every classroom, there are likely to be several children who haven’t yet found a way to love, or even like, reading. This four-part series will help teachers identify underlying reasons for children’s resistance, reluctance, and hesitation as well as possible remedies to enable these children to develop rich reading lives and strong reading identities.

Sarah Westbrook

Asking questions is an essential - yet often overlooked - lifelong learning skill. It’s a skill that allows people to learn through their own curiosity, think critically about what they see in the news and on social media, and become more confident and prepared for civic life.

Debi Keyte-Hartland

Being in nature calms and regulates young children as well as encouraging them to feel good and benefit from its restorative effects. When children notice and respond to natures rhythms, cycles, evolutions, patterns, aesthetics, sounds, and movements they can take on a responsibility for caring about nature, each other, and themselves.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How can we create a living breathing curriculum responsive to the learners in our care? How can support a culture of collaboration between teachers to develop a pathway of engaging learning experiences both vertically and across the school year?

Dr Russell Quaglia Dr Lisa Lande

The Dynamics of Student Voice and Aspirations Online Professional Development for Educators

- Dr Russell Quaglia & Dr Lisa Lande

19th, 26th March & 2nd, 9th April 2022

The Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations is offering educators an introductory online workshop on The Dynamics of Student Voice and Aspirations.

Debi Keyte-Hartland

Learning Outdoors in the Early Years: Ecological Inquiry

- Debi Keyte-Hartland

19th & 26th March 2022

In this new online workshop, participants over two days will explore and develop how outdoors environments and places in which to encounter nature whether that be in cities or forests, in urban or coastal areas can become significant inspiration and starting points for generating ecological inquiry.

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 that deepens understanding for classroom and online inquiry.

Anne Van Dam

This online workshop explores the variety of ways early childhood educators document young children’s learning. A growing body of research points at the importance of documenting, monitoring and interpreting learning as it supports our intention to plan in response to children evolving understanding and questions.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Student engagement skyrockets when learning opportunities are connected with issues that directly affect student’s lives. There is a legitimate and timely fascination in school with phenomena-based learning.

Dr Russell Quaglia Dr Lisa Lande

The Dynamics of Student Voice and Aspirations Online Professional Development for Educators

- Dr Russell Quaglia & Dr Lisa Lande

12th, 14th, 26th, 28th April 2022

The Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations is offering educators an introductory online workshop on The Dynamics of Student Voice and Aspirations.

Kath Murdoch

Critical to the success of any journey of inquiry is the degree to which the learner is able to both access information and process and communicate ideas. As we inquire, most of the information we encounter is in the form of some kind of text.