Concept Based Curriculum and Instruction
By Karin Tellis
25th - 26th January 2019, Shanghai

  Karin Tellis expands our understanding of the conceptual level of knowledge, thinking, and understanding. In this highly interactive session, Karin will challenge your mind as she contrasts a three-dimensional concept-based curriculum and instruction model with the worn out two-dimensional coverage model. You will see and discuss DVD clips of three-dimensional, concept-based teachers instructing students in different grade levels and subject areas. You will learn specific, practical instructional strategies that engage the hearts and minds of students.
You will learn answers to questions like these:
  How are knowledge and process structured and how can we utilize these structures to develop the intellect?

How can we move to a three-dimensional curriculum and instruction model that allows us to compact the overloaded curriculum, and teach the factual/skill and conceptual levels with greater depth and rigor?

What is a conceptual lens and how can we use it to develop higher levels of thinking and increased motivation for learning?

How can we design instruction to achieve synergistic thinking between the factual and conceptual levels of knowledge and understanding?

How do we scaffold thinking to deeper levels?

How do we develop different kinds of guiding questions to path student thinking from the factual to the conceptual level of understanding?

What is the difference between an Activity and a Performance of Deep Understanding?

What does concept-based instruction “look like” in the classroom?

Concept-based curriculum and instruction are not a program. The actual content and writing of the curriculum are left to the curriculum writers. Concept-based curriculum design ensures a high quality curriculum product and informs pedagogy that supports deep understanding and the transfer of learning.
Potential Audience
  K-12 teachers, principals and assistants, central office curriculum and instruction coordinators, university instructors in teacher training.
Trainers’ profiles:
  With experience as teacher / coordinator in 8 international schools around the world, Karin Tellis is an educational consultant specializing in 6 +1 Trait Writing, Backwards Design and is a certified trainer for Lynn Erickson’s Concept Based Curriculum and Instruction. She is also an IB workshop leader, and PYP Network Chair for Eastern China: Shanghai.

A pilot teacher for the International Certificate, Karin’s work was used to establish the criteria for completion of the ITC certificate from European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and Cambridge University. Through Cambridge University, she worked as an External Examiner for the ITC. She is a long-time mentor and coach to fellow educators, and her work with Harvard Project Zero Classroom has helped her to facilitate change in many schools.

In addition to consulting and leading workshops, Karin is a full-time PYP Coordinator at the Western International School of Shanghai. Having been in education for 30 years, and teaching in international school for the past 18, Karin brings a wealth of perspective and knowledge to her work with schools; she is especially adept at helping educators take theory and put it into practice.
  Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours

Breakfast, Morning Tea, and Lunch
  USD 500 Closing Date 15th January 2019.
  Special Discount for PYP Coordinators @ USD 350 Per Person
  Western International School of Shanghai
No. 555 Lian Min Road
Xujing Town Shanghai, Qing Pu District
PRC 201702 Peoples Republic of China
  8.30 am to 3.30 pm
Registration at 8.00 am on the 25th January 2019.
  Shonal Agarwal

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