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May’s Selections From Our PD Calendar
posted by: Cindy Omlin | May 01, 2013, 09:59 PM   

The school year may be winding down, but a teacher’s learning never does.  The upcoming month is filled with opportunities for teachers all over to improve their knowledge.  Don’t forget to check out our new Professional Development Calendar, where you can find these opportunities and many more.


Thursday, May 2, 2013, 3 pm EST;
Webinar, Classroom Instruction That Works: Helping Students Develop UnderstandingThis session reviews new research from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works, including an updated instructional framework that helps teachers understand when and why to use each strategy to support student success. We will focus specifically on those strategies that help students activate background knowledge, connect new learning to previous learning, and better understand complex new information. ASCD (Free).

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013; New Tech Academy, Fort Wayne, IN, Edcamp Fort Wayne (Free).

 

Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10, 2013; Webinars, ASCD’s Whole Child Virtual ConferenceASCD's Whole Child Virtual Conference is a free, online virtual conference that provides a forum and tools for school sites and districts around the world working toward sustainability and changing school cultures to serve the whole child. ASCD (Free).

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7pm EST; Webinar, Humpty Dumpty, Why Did You Fall?’: Connecting Literature & ScienceBeloved children's stories hold the inner workings of great science experiments! Linking these 2 disciplines gives students hands-on experience as they learn to come to their own conclusions and record their findings. American Montessori Society, ($65).

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 3 pm EST; Webinar, Common Core State Standards: Teaching ELA/Literacy to English-Language LearnersIn this webinar, English-language acquisition experts from the Understanding Language initiative at Stanford University will share resources and advice to educators on how to deepen and accelerate the learning and instruction of English-language learners (ELLs), develop content-rich ELA/literacy lessons for ELLs and provide the varying levels of support ELLs will need to meet the new standards. Edweek (Free).

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013; South Milwaukee High, Milwaukee, WI, Edcamp Milwaukee,Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a session to lead or anticipation for a full day of learning.  A session could potentially explore anything related to education.  A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators. (Free)

Originally posted by Melissa at AAE.

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