2 Days, Four Workshops

Teachers

CaPSE PD is pleased to announce the addition of four dynamic workshops offered on 2 days at five locations across California. These workshops are being offered to nonprofit private school educators at no cost or reduced fee registation. They designed to enhance instruction by assisting educators in targeting specific student needs through the use of differentiatedinstruction and powerful assessment techniques. Sessions will integrate the use of supportive technologies for teacher use and classroom instruction.

Registration: Workshops are offered once per site, but scheduled two per day for your convenience. 

Register for each individual workshop you plan to attend.

Day 1

Students talking

Learn how to energize instruction to meet the individual needs of all students in all content areas. Explore how to set student learning targets, manage the classroom, and plan for differentiation. Each session will integrate the use of supportive technologies for teacher use and classroom instruction.

AM: Using Learning Targets to Differentiate Instruction

Meeting the needs of all learners with differentiated instruction
In the morning session, teachers will learn how to set a learning target that aims for increased student understanding and achievement. A self-guided Classroom Practices Inventory will assist participants in assessing their current differentiation practices. Using the results, participants will practice strategies to take back for use the next day. They will experience how to differentiate for content, process, and product to energize the classroom and engage students.

PM: Using Learning Targets to Foster Higher Order Thinking

Developing higher-order thinking skills and complex reasoning
In the afternoon session, participants will develop differentiated instructional plans to support moving the learning forward. Participants will use four levels of complexity to promote higher-order thinking skills. They will practice how to use a variety of planning models without altering the learning target, including: direct instruction, inquiry- based lessons, and collaborative lessons.

Day 2

Teacher and Student

Learn how to recognize sound assessment practices using the Five Assessment Cycles to meet the individual needs of all students in all content areas. Explore how to set student learning targets, manage the classroom, and plan for differentiation.

AM: Using Learning Targets to Guide Assessment and Differentiate Instruction

Using formative assessment for monitoring progress, diagnosing student needs, and differentiating instruction.
In the morning session, participants will discover how to effectively differentiate instruction using student data drawn from the five cycles of assessment. Facilitated conversation will address snapshots of the assessment cycles to further deepen an understanding of assessment purposes and practices within the classroom. Workshop time will be spent examining classroom assessments and discussing with colleagues how to strengthen assessment quality for learning.

PM: Designing Learning Targets to Develop Assessment Capable Students

Examining student work and providing useful feedback.
In the afternoon session, participants will gain understanding of how effective feedback can accelerate student learning through the instructional feedback model. Using the work of John Hattie's Visible Learning, participants will practice the three levels of feedback and discuss real-world examples: Task Level, Process Level, and Self-Regulation Level. Participants will use learning from the four sessions to complete an integrated planning template that includes: a grade-level learning target, appropriate differentiation strategies, and assessments with anticipated feedback levels.

5 Locations

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Santa Rosa - Sonoma County Office of Education
Speakers Don Matthews and Anel Buechler

Stockton - Teachers College of San Joaquin
Speakers Don Matthews and Anel Buechler

Downey - Los Angeles County Office of Education
Speakers Dr. Rebecca Chirchick and Christine Lam

Irvine - California State University Fullerton, Irvine Campus 
Speakers Dr. Rebecca Chirchick and Christine Lam

San Marcos - San Diego County Office of Education, San Marcos 
Speakers Dr. Rebecca Chirchick and Christine Lam


St. Mary's College

Kalmanowitz School of Education
Distinguished Speaker Series

Best Practices in Teaching Leadership
2014-2015 Saturday Seminar Schedule
Soda Center, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA

Creating Community in a Diverse School Environment
Distinguished Speaker - Lee Mung Wah
Saturday, February 28

Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success
Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Saturday, March 22

Action Research Presentations
Distinguished Speakers from the Leadership Colloquium
Saturday, May 2