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2018 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

Literacy Instruction for ACT

English Focus: June 11-12, 2018
Reading Focus: June 13-14, 2018
$225 per two-day focus or $400 for all four days

As teachers, we realize that strong literacy skills translate to success not only in course-work, but also in standardized tests. In these two connected workshops, we will examine the skills on the ACT and address literacy strategies needed to obtain higher test scores.  For the English focus, we will examine texts through the lens of usage/mechanics and rhetorical strategy. For the reading focus, we will analyze fiction and informational texts beyond main ideas for details, inferences, point of view, comparisons, and vocabulary in context.

Hack the MAAP 2.0

June 18-20, 2018
$300 for all three days

Back by popular demand, we are offering our MAAP workshop series. By building on what you already know, we will revisit the assessment blueprints, analyze the ELA writing rubric, and identify needed skills for sound classroom instruction.  Together, we will deconstruct each portion of the assessment, focusing on classroom application and sharing practical strategies for student success. Recommended for grades 3-10

Day One - Writing
Day Two - Literature
Day Three - Informational

School-Wide Growth through Content Area Literacy

June 25-26, 2018
$225 for both days

According to Harvey Daniels, writing is the most powerful and efficient tool that teachers have for helping students connect with content and deepen their understanding of it. The opportunity to write in content-area classes, specifically science and social studies, helps to develop effective student writers. But with all that content to cover, how can we fit in writing? Learn easily implemented literacy strategies designed to boost student engagement and retention in your content area while increasing school-wide literacy.

Leading Whole School MAAP Growth through Writing Support

June 27, 2018

Research proves that writing school-wide increases cognitive skills that foster growth, a key component in the Mississippi accountability model. As a leader in your school, how can you support your teachers and students in this collective effort? Join us and collaborate with other district leaders to explore strategies and plan for success by giving teachers time and resources for writing. Designed for administrators and teacher teams.

Standards Based Unit Planning for Grades 6-12

July 9-10, 2018
$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 standards-based planning 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.

Dual-Credit Writing Instruction: A Roadmap for Teachers

July 16-17, 2018
$225 for both days
As districts expand opportunities for students, teachers need support in both planning and implementing new, college-level curricula. This workshop will present research-based strategies and pedagogical options to help secondary teachers as they develop both college-level courses and activities.