The Learning AcademySuccessful teacher induction systems focus on student learning and teacher effectiveness. Kent Intermediate School District's new teacher program provides opportunities for new teachers to meet, collaborate, and grow in a professional learning community that supports growth and development. Sessions are carefully designed with ongoing, engaging, and reflective learning to build the capacity of new teachers with an interactive experience in a supportive environment. Novice oriented professional development will be guided by expert colleagues who are responsive to your teaching through coaching, feedback, and best practice. This series of courses is designed to advance new teachers' understanding of the strategies that can be used to increase student engagement, build constructive relationships with students and establish the routines, procedures and structures needed to improve student learning.
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EL Coaching Network: Coaching in the Content Areas
Join us for the 5th annual AssisTechKnow Conference – yes, it is even BETTER than last year! Register for the firstday, the second-day or BOTH! Each day will include a variety of break-out sessions on a range of topics (topics will differ each day). More half-day sessions will offer, with “Featured Speakers” from across the state providing more hands-on learning than ever before.Mike Marotta, national Assistive Technology and UDL consultant with over 25 years of experience in the field of AT and Universal Design for Learning, will join us providing two days of in-depth learning! And, as always, 60-minute break-outs will also be available covering many new topics.
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Using Workshop Model to Keep Kids Motivated (with Cris Tovani)
This daylong workshop will focus not only on the components of workshop model but also on how to use learning targets, timely feedback, and planning structures to increase student engagement. When students have ample opportunities to read, write, and discuss important ideas, literacy instruction becomes part of the routine not an add on to the curriculum. Participants will examine examples of how workshop model can be used to help them plan, instruct, and assess learning. Cris Tovani will show examples of student work and share how she uses workshop model as a planning and assessment structure to help students in all content areas stay engaged longer.
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