For schools to meet ambitious new standards and prepare all students for college, careers and life, research has shown unequivocally that nothing is more important than the quality of daily instruction. EASTCONN is pleased to present Ron Berger; Chief Program Officer for EL Education, former public school teacher and author of Leaders of Their Own Learning and Learning That Lasts, seminal tools for those advancing a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
What if we put students in the driver's seat of assessing their own growth as learners, setting goals and tracking their own progress? Dig into eight practices from Ron's best selling book Leaders of Their Own Learning and examine how to use them to boost student engagement and achievement.
Much of what students learn in class evaporates not long after they complete their tests and school year. Drawing from the book Learning That Lasts, examine practices for cultivating genuine understanding in students through engaging them more deeply and authentically in work, such as project-based learning.
Examine the broader cultures of your schools and classrooms and how practices from the first two sessions can be used, and are being used, successfully. Share priorities for implementation, challenges of implementation, and stories and strategies for success.
FEE: $700/District Team of 4(Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Principal, and a Teacher) . To register your team contact Paula Hanlon (860) 455-1589 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals can attend at the rate of $250 per person, and can register using the link below.
The low cost for this professional development is supported through grant funds. Morning refreshments and lunch are included.