Every teacher knows how precious the limited time with students is. There is also growing pressure to use every minute of this time wisely in order to meet increasing student achievement standards. This workshop will arm teachers with creative new ways to engage students in learning from the minute they walk into the classroom until the minute they walk out. Strategies to help quickly pull students into the day's learning as well as wrap up activities to summarize learning and provide formative assessment data will be shared and practiced.
Standard 2: Student Learning. A teacher must understand how students learn and develop and must provide learning opportunities that support a student's intellectual, social, and personal development.
Standard 4: Instructional Strategies. A teacher must understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
Standard 5: Learning Environment. A teacher must be able to use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create learning environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Standard 6: Communication. A teacher must be able to use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
Section 1, June 12–16
Biotechnology Advancement Center
1527 Prairie Drive
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Instructor Sam Becker