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Upcoming Workshops

Paul Andersen

Inquiry in the Science Classroom

- Paul Andersen

25th September 2021

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. Russell Quaglia Dr. Lisa Lande

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

- Dr. Russell Quaglia & Dr. Lisa Lande

25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th October 2021

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

Zaretta Hammond

Accelerating Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching

- Zaretta Hammond

25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th October 2021

What is culturally responsive teaching and why is it important? What are the misconceptions about culturally responsive teaching? How do we create the optimum learning environment for racially and linguistically diverse students?

Ron Ritchhart Mark Church

The Power of Making Thinking Visible Online Workshop

- Ron Ritchhart & Mark Church

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd October 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.

Kimberly Mitchell

Social Emotional Learning… For the Adults!

- Kimberly Mitchell

2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October 2021

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

Jessica Martin

What are more equitable ways to build math fact fluency, accuracy, efficiency, and number sense with children? Educators use daily 5-15 minute math (number) talks to encourage critical thinking, discussion.

Misty Paterson

If you are teaching young people in the 21st century, you know we are at a new juncture: We are shaping the most materially endowed, the most digitally connected, most culturally diverse, and the most knowledge-rich generation to date-at a time when we are the most physically disconnected (Mc Crindle, 2020).

Kath Murdoch

Personal Inquiry in the K-6 Classroom

- Kath Murdoch

4th, 8th October & 1st, 5th November 2021

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.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Formative Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: An Online Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October 2021

While there is a great deal of conversation in schools about formative assessment, it is relatively rare to see it implemented in classrooms as it ought to be if the goal is to improve teaching and learning.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How do we teach students to become self-navigating and engaged in their own learning journey? Acknowledging that these are learned competencies, our focus will be on strategies to cultivate learners who can self-direct, self-monitor, and self-assessment.

Ron Ritchhart

Creating a Culture of Thinking

- Ron Ritchhart

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October 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.

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.

Dan Feigelson

While teachers must of course cover end-year expectations in reading for their particular grade, it is also important to teach students to come up with ideas about what they read independently - and how to back up these ideas with evidence.

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.

Tania Lattanzio

“When concepts are emphasised over content, there is no limit to the range of topics that students may investigate through a conceptual lens.” Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts Tania Lattanzio and Andrea Muller

Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

Online Workshop: Differentiation in Action (In Mandarin)

- Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

9th, 10th, 16th, 17th October 2021

线上工作坊:持续开展有效差异化教学的实用策略 (讲座使用语言:普通话)

Differentiation is not new. Research reveals that differentiation is not well-understood or consistently and thoughtfully applied. Many teachers recognise the need for differentiation; fewer teachers fell equipped with a clear understanding of how to do it well.

Kimberly Mitchell

Leading for Inquiry

- Kimberly Mitchell

13th, 27th October & 10th November 2021

How do we demonstrate an inquiry disposition in a leadership role? What does it mean to step back and allow teachers to take more control? How do we respond to their questions? What might we give up and get back in return?

Jay McTighe

Jay will present ideas from his latest book, Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects (ASCD, 2020). This session will explore a variety of practical and proven tools for the development of performance tasks to engage students in meaningful learning and for assessing important learning outcomes (e.g., 21st century skills) that often fall “through the cracks” of conventional testing.

Susan Harris Mackay Matt Karlsen

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

- Susan Harris Mackay & Matt Karlsen

19th, 26th October & 2nd, 9th November 2021

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.

Dylan Wiliam

Formative Assessment Online Course - Five 90 Minute Online Sessions

- Dylan Wiliam

20th, 27th October, 3rd, 10th, 17th November 2021

Embedding Formative Assessment - 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.

Susan Harris Mackay Matt Karlsen

Power of Playful Inquiry

- Susan Harris Mackay & Matt Karlsen

23rd, 30th October & 6th, 13th November 2021

This series, designed for educators working with children age 3-11 in a range of contexts, explores theory and practice in a way that invites teachers to imagine and investigate implications to their practice.

Zaretta Hammond

Creating an Anti-Racist Learning Environment

- Zaretta Hammond

23rd, 30th October & 6th, 13th November 2021

The science of learning says that the brain needs to feel socially and emotionally safe in order to learn. Yet, many students of color report that they have been subjected to racial bullying and other subtle microaggressions in the classroom.

Inspire Citizens Futures Media

- Steve Sostak, Christina Lin and Scott Jamieson

23rd, 30th October & 6th, 13th November 2021

Inspire Citizens Futures Media works at the grassroots of community engagement, using civic journalism, compassionate storytelling, and critical media literacy to enhance both curriculum and transformative learning goals.

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.

Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

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

- Dr. Lucy Hoi Yin Wong

23rd & 30th October 2021

21 世纪的世界语课堂 (讲座使用语言: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 the 21st century.

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.

Anne Van Dam

Listening Intentionally - Documenting Learning in the Early Years

- Anne Van Dam

30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th November 2021

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.

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 Literacy Club.”

Jim Knight

The Impact Cycle: An Online Workshop

- Jim Knight

30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th November 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.

r. Virginia Pauline Rojas

Principles & Practices for Teaching Multilingual Learners in International Schools

- Dr. Virginia Pauline Rojas

30th October & 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November 2021

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.

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Differentiating Instruction: An Online Hands-On Workshop

- Carol Ann Tomlinson

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd November 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.

Kathy Collins

While many teachers may like and long for the security of pre-planned units of study to help guide teaching, there are also many other teachers who resist instruction that feels scripted, mandated, and meant for classrooms elsewhere.

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?

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

How to Streamline Curriculum Units and Lessons to Engage Your Learners

- Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd November 2021

Does your curriculum feel packed and overwhelming? Do lesson plans seem to be a burden and difficult to communicate with students? You are not alone.

Ron Ritchhart Mark Church

The Power of Making Thinking Visible Online Workshop

- Ron Ritchhart & Mark Church

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November 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.

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.

Carol Ann Tomlinson Lisa Westman

A Chapters International Institute on Effective Differentiation in Academically Diverse Classrooms

- Carol Ann Tomlinson & Lisa Westman

12th, 19th, 26th January & 2nd, 9th, 16th February 2022

In classrooms around the world, teachers are keenly aware of their students’ differences in language, culture, entry points into a curriculum, interests, exceptionalities, adult supports, and dreams.

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.

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.