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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Helping Teachers Better Work with Young Children with Challenging Behaviors
Facing the Challenge: Helping Teachers Better Work with Young Children with Challenging Behaviors | This training is designed to help early childhood professionals better understand, define, prevent, and respond to challenging behaviors. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on a child with whom they have worked, as well as view video clips from real childhood classrooms, with the outcome of developing a deeper understanding of challenging behaviors. Content to be covered:
This workshop is March 14 at Cooperating School Districts. Members pay $70, non-members pay $90; registration fees include lunch. Susan Brawley, Ed.S, will present. Susan has been working in the early childhood field for over twelve years as a trainer, Education Coordinator, college instructor and elementary teacher. She most recently worked with the University of Missouri as a Regional School-wide Positive Behavior Support Consultant. Register online by February 28.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Teacher Summer PD – Thomas Jefferson: Personality, Character and Public Life
The three-week institute Thomas Jefferson: Personality, Character and Public Life, offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will take place at Boston University from July 8 to 26, 2013. Speakers include R. B. Bernstein, Peter Hatch, Joanne Freeman, Jan Lewis, and Peter Onuf. The institute will seek to deepen our understanding of one of the most important figures in American history, a figure who is fascinating, influential, inspiring, and embattled.
Focusing on Jefferson’s personality and character and connecting them to his public career will be the theme of the first week, followed by an examination of his views on religion, his role as a family man, and his correspondence with John Adams. In the final week, the Institute turns to slavery, science, and money.
The application and further information (like the stipend for teachers is $2,700; itinerary and speaker bios) is at the institute’s website.
During the three weeks, participants will also ponder some larger questions:
- Is the intimate life knowable?
- Does it connect to the public man or woman?
- Do we each fashion our own version of Jefferson to reflect our values and needs?
- What is Jefferson’s legacy?
Discussion will include pedagogical questions:
- What role should biography and primary sources play in history instruction?
- How does teaching biographies fit with state standards and high stakes testing?
- How do we teach intimate information about famous Americans to young people?
- How can teachers be honest and realistic yet still inspire students and encourage citizenship?
Learn more by visiting thomasjeffersonpersonalitycharacterandpubliclife.org.
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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.
We’re offering Cyberbullying In and Out of the Classroom on July 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members. If you are interested, one graduate credit is available for this course. What can you expect? Technology + 24/7 + Bullying = Cyberbullying. That’s the formula for the newest bully on the block. Learn what a cyberbully is, why kids become cyberbullies, how the target can protect him/herself, and how schools/districts should address this issue. Online resources/lessons and suggested student projects and activities will be shared. Time will be allotted to begin developing your student project.