Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Breakout Sessions for Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners

As educators, our biggest focus is making sure that we are meeting the needs of every student in our schools. This year we will have several breakout sessions dedicated to helping educators discover some wonderful resources for meeting student needs.  Here are some sessions you don't want to miss!

Building Bridges with Middle & High School Students Through STEM:
Even big kids learn through play! Walk alongside two teacher librarians who are beginning the journey to implement STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into their middle and high schools, and practice using cutting edge makerspace equipment.

Don't Put a Lid On Their Jars!
Identifying ways we unwittingly limit the growth of our students, our colleagues, and ourselves!

The IQ on the EQ: A good essential question is used to promote inquiry. Engage students in the content of the curriculum and make them hungry for knowledge. Keep them coming back for more by asking essential questions.

Relate, Motivate, Educate
This seminar demonstrates multiple & quick ways to relate and motivate your students on a daily basis, thus preparing students to learn and grow! Teachers will leave with ideas & materials.

Charting New Horizons with Anchor Charts: During this session, educators will learn the benefits of creating anchor charts WITH students! Educators will be able to develop effective strategies to create a positive classroom-learning environment.

Teach Facilitating Creative and Critical Thinking for 21st Century Learners:Stimulate learners to become thinkers by leading them to discover critical and creative thinking skills. Using Talents Unlimited, learning is facilitated in an atmosphere of engaged discussion.

Book Talk Cafe - Be Our Guest! Want students engaged in meaningful book discussions? Host a Book Talk Cafe! Kids are in total control of the book talks, questioning, story sampling, and tale telling at Book Talk Cafe!

Engaging Everyone through Strategic Student Learning Opportunities: Engaging teachers produce engaged students! This session will expose participants to various ways of addressing diversity in the classroom using student engagement strategies and techniques to improve student growth and achievement.

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