Tag Archives: Classroom Instruction that Works

Using SMART Products with Researched-Based Teaching Strategies Webinar

Did you miss yesterday’s free webinar? That’s ok- we have the archived version ready for you to listen to right now (or later)!

Simply click on the image to the right and it will take you to the WebEx event Using SMART Products with Researched- Based Teaching Strategies, presented by SMART Certified Instructor and Virtual Learning Center staff member Martha Bogart. This webinar is just under 60 minutes and is part of our free series we’re offering during the 2011-2012 school year. Up next: Cool Tools on December 7.

SMARTly Applying Researched-Based Strategies in the VLC

NEW! Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products Are you familiar with the nine McREL (Marzano) strategies, but aren’t exactly sure how you can use them with technology? Do you have a SMART Board, but feel you are not using it to full advantage?

This class at Cooperating School Districts is for you! We will discuss each of the nine classroom instruction strategies in-depth and show you how you can use your SMART Board, SMART Response system, SMART Ideas software, SMART document camera and SMART Slate in conjunction with them. Come see ideas for using these SMART products in your classroom and be compliant in using the nine Marzano strategies at the same time. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and a SMART Notebook file they can use and/or modify.

When: July 27, 2011 from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member

Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products

NEW! Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products Are you familiar with the nine McREL (Marzano) strategies, but aren’t exactly sure how you can use them with technology? Do you have a SMART Board, but feel you are not using it to full advantage?

This class at Cooperating School Districts is for you! We will discuss each of the nine classroom instruction strategies in-depth and show you how you can use your SMART Board, SMART Response system, SMART Ideas software, SMART document camera and SMART Slate in conjunction with them. Come see ideas for using these SMART products in your classroom and be compliant in using the nine Marzano strategies at the same time. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and a SMART Notebook file they can use and/or modify.

When
July 27, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member
Register
http://www.csd.org/TechnologyVLC/Tele/tele_registratio.php

NEW! Performing Classroom Observations Using PowerWalkThrough

Flickr Mobile DevicesPrincipals know that to serve as effective instructional leaders, they should conduct regular classroom observations. But what should they look for when observing teachers? What is the best way to track progress and report their observations to teachers? This one day tele class (coming up in a couple weeks!) helps school leaders turn their regular classroom observations into “power walkthroughs” by using a PDA, Tablet PC, Blackberry, or iPhone device loaded with McREL’s Web-based software.

iPhoneStrategies from McRel’s popular books, Classroom Instruction that Works (CITW) Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, are the basis for this classroom observation software. In a three to five-minute visit, you can observe teachers’ use of effective instructional strategies, level of student engagement, use of technology, and other teacher practices that research has shown to influence student learning. Participants develop a clearer understanding of effective instruction as well as the ability to identify the context of instruction (whole group, small groups, individuals), the type of work students are producing, whether students can identify learning goals, and the kind of technology in use. Through practical, hands-on guidance, administrators learn how to use the software on their handheld devices to capture important data during classroom visits. and

St. Louis area administrators, the Virtual Learning Center offers this training on Tuesday, June 2 in the tele. Questions on registration for Performing Classroom Observations Using PowerWalkThrough? Contact Joan Forrest at jforrest@csd.org.

photos by Michael Marlatt (mobile devices)

Power Walkthrough PD in St. Louis

Stacey in the tele Principals know that to serve as effective instructional leaders, they should conduct regular classroom observations. But what should they look for when observing teachers? What is the best way to track progress and report their observations to teachers? This one day tele class, taught by Stacey Franks, helps school leaders turn their regular classroom observations into “power walkthroughs” by using a PDA, Tablet PC, Blackberry, or iPhone device loaded with McREL’s Web-based software.

Strategies from McRel’s popular books, Classroom Instruction that Works (CITW) and Using Flickr Mobile DevicesTechnology with Classroom Instruction that Works, are the basis for this classroom observation software. In a three to five-minute visit, you can observe teachers’ use of effective instructional strategies, level of student engagement, use of technology, and other teacher practices that research has shown to influence student learning. Participants develop a clearer understanding of effective instruction as well as the ability to identify the context of instruction (whole group, small groups, individuals), the type of work students are producing, whether students can identify learning goals, and the kind of technology in use. Through practical, hands-on guidance, administrators learn how to use the software on their handheld devices to capture important data during classroom visits.

St. Louis area administrators, the Virtual Learning Center offers this training on Tuesday, June 2 in the tele. Questions on registration? Contact Joan Forrest at jforrest@csd.org.

photos by Rebecca Morrison (Stacey Franks) and Michael Marlatt (mobile devices)