Developing Quality Assessments
Quality assessments are based on state, district, or school standards with the capacity to provide valuable feedback to teachers and students, while serving as a vehicle to raise cognitive demand of instruction and learning. The focus on assessment design includes selective and constructed response, performance assessments, and rubric development. The critical components of universal design, bias and sensitive issues included in this training all affect how accurately an assessment measures what students know, understand and are able to do..*CLICK HERE* to learn more.
Guiding Instruction Using Formative Assessment
Guiding Instruction Using Formative Assessment provides strategies that encompass three levels of formative feedback, giving teachers real-time information to adjust instruction, and bringing students into the center stage of the learning process. Students are involved in meeting goals that standards and curriculum dictate and are empowered to take charge of their own learning. They become actively involved in their own learning and collaborative learning with their peers. *CLICK HERE* to learn more.
Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Skills With Engagement & Motivation
Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Strategies into learning experiences not only motivates students to participate and learn, but makes them more capable of thinking critically, responding creatively, and carrying that learning into real life situations. Engaging Instructional Strategies, Strategic Questioning, and Scaffolding raise the Metacognitive ability of students and increase their capacity to grapple with challenging learning experiences. *CLICK HERE* to learn more.
Building a Motivated Student Learning Environment Through Engagement and Motivation
Building a motivated student learning environment is the result of research-based, classroom-tested Routine, Reflective, and Rigorous instructional strategies that engage students and increase their ability to learn in a variety of ways. Formative feedback, involving students with their own learning, learning with their peers, and higher order thinking strategies pave the way to a highly engaged and motivated classroom.*CLICK HERE* to learn more.
Developing Classroom, School or District Writing Across the Curriculum
Developing skill in solid instructional practices for providing writing skills across the curriculum is critical to student success in school and success in life. This workshop is designed to give all teachers specific skills needed to enhance Creative Writing, recognized Traits of Writing, and Text Development Analysis (TDA)/Document-Based Assessment (DBA) skills for all students. *CLICK HERE* to learn more.
Creating a Highly Engaged and Effectively Managed Classroom Environment
Implementation of strategies designed to develop and support effectively managed classrooms results in students on task, well-behaved, and engaged in the lesson. Educators will gain strategies for building positive relationships with and between students, respond to day to day challenges with new effective strategies, and make their classrooms an asset for learning. *CLICK HERE* to contact us to discuss your needs in the area.