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Friday, March 27, 2015 CharacterPlus National Conference Pre-cons Include Service Learning and Student Self-Motivation
The CharacterPlus National Conference is offering six pre-conference workshops this year. Each pre-con is a half-day workshop, taking place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. If a participant is taking part in a morning and an afternoon pre-con, lunch will be provided. Here are two of the pre-cons being offered, we will share out more in future blog posts!
Dramatic Play: Giving Meaning to Service Learning
Topic: Service Learning & Community Partners
Audience Grade Level: Early Childhood | Experience Level: All
Presenter: Andrea Walton, ARCHS
Yes! Young children can participate in Service Learning Projects. This session will explain what service learning is and how teachers can incorporate age-appropriate projects into their program through Dramatic Play.
Fostering Student Self-Motivation
Topic: Intrinsic Motivation
Audience Grade Level: Early Childhood-12 | Experience Level: All
Presenter: Vivian Delia, FICP
Learn best practices and strategies to foster student self-motivation. The ABCs of intrinsic motivation is used to describe the importance of autonomy, belonging and competence to create a healthy school climate and instruction for optimal learning. Participants will read and discuss latest articles along with assessing where they are and where they want to be in this movement.
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St. Louis area educators, are you already familiar with what the Internet offers, but unsure about how exactly to use it in combination with software applications and Web 2.0 technologies in your classes? The focus of this two-day class at Cooperating School Districts will be to help you create an entire lesson plan from lesson objectives and assignments to teacher and student support materials, all the way to a scoring guide for technology projects. Get tools and a model for technology integration in your classroom.
- Learn easy to use Internet search strategies for you and your students
- Find lesson plans and classroom projects on the Web to use or modify
- Store websites in a free location on the web
- Create lists and/or search engines of approved websites for students
- Learn the “grammar” of the web • Create quizzes online
- Create assignments that require students to use technology
- Find scoring guide templates for technology projects and create your own rubric online
Creating Technology-Rich Lessons to Increase Student Achievement is June 21 & 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. It costs $279 for a CSD member and $349 for a non-member. Also, two graduate credits are available, for an additional fee, with this course. Register here.