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2017 Summer Workshop Series for Teachers

All registration fees include lunch
CEUs available for a $20 fee
Schools may send four teachers for the price of three for all programs

Classroom Slices: Conference on Teaching Writing

June 14, 2017
8:00 - 4:00
$99 - special conference pricing

Join us for a day of interactive workshops as we focus on transforming your students into better writers. Eight concurrent breakout sessions for elementary and secondary teachers will be offered throughout the day so that you can choose the grade level that best fits your needs. Each 45-minute session will be carefully designed with a specific focus on writing instruction, such as teaching grammar and vocabulary in context, pairing fiction with nonfiction, and providing meaningful feedback.

Writing for the Three Modes: Opinion, Informative, Narrative (Grades K-5)

June 20-21, 2017
$225 for both days

Puzzled by how the MAP will assess student writing? Are you wondering how to teach all three modes? How do you connect writing to student achievement? Join us for this two-day workshop focused on the three modes of writing students need to meet the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards. We will concentrate on practices and strategies needed for MAP success to encourage the best writing from our students.

Standards Based Unit Planning (Grades 6-12)

June 26-27, 2017
$225 for both days

How do you know if your lessons are really addressing the standards? How does your planning start? Many of us struggle to find the time to plan strong standards-based units that align with the Mississippi CCRS. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn a step-by-step process that ensures their planning is standards-based and includes pertinent components such as formative assessment and differentiation. This two-day session will help you get organized and focused on the upcoming year. Together, we will construct sound units designed to enhance your reading and writing instruction.

Reaching Reluctant Students with Poverty in Mind (K-12)

July 11, 2017
$99 - special conference pricing

According to the latest NAEP scores, students living in poverty account for the more than 40% of the variation in average reading scores. When talking with teachers across our state, student motivation seems to be a recurring obstacle, and poverty may be a factor. The question becomes—What can we do to combat apathy among our struggling students? Join us for a day of discussion and strategies to increase student motivation across all grade levels. We will be joined by guest speakers discussing the impact of poverty on students in our classrooms.

Rubrics, Prompts, and Purposeful Writing (Grades K-5)

July 17-18, 2017
$225 for both days

How often are your students writing? What have they achieved? Where do they need to grow as writers? As professionals, we know that routine writing is essential when teaching young writers, especially if the students are to succeed on the MAP. This workshop will focus on building strong writing lessons through the use of best practices and effective strategies. A special focus will be on designing prompts and rubrics for both formative and summative assessments.