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Shake off the "this is boring" blues with an epic escape room adventure! Through the power of play, you will learn how to transform your classroom into an academically-focused escape room. This session will explore how you can easily begin to facilitate escape room style lessons that require students to use teamwork and critical thinking to deduce information from a set of clues and solve a series of complex puzzles before the time runs out. By transforming your lessons into breakout lessons, you are guaranteed to cultivate a community of learners who are developing competencies and skills that promote perseverance and tenacity, who are deeply engaged, who work to collaborate with their peers, and who are connecting to the content in a much deeper way. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to... *describe how I can turn my classroom into an academically-focused escape room. *facilitate games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles. *develop an escape the room lesson based on current grade level content. Total Class Hours: 2.5 Seat Hours: 2.5 Clock Hours: 2.5 More
Starts Starts: 12/4/2019 4:15 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 48 seats
 
Underachievement can hinder the potential of our gifted and high achieving students. Participate in this training will look at the root causes of underachievement, how to intervene when students are struggling , and how to have a social-emotional focus in the classroom in order for students to thrive in educational settings. More
Starts Starts: 12/11/2019 4:15 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 48 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
Where: Cartwright Training Center In this Introduction to Gifted class, participants will begin exploring gifted students and their unique characteristics and needs. This course will give teachers the background needed to begin working towards their gifted endorsement. **This class must be taken first before Modules 1-6**. --- Course Objectives: • Explore the nature of giftedness • Identify characteristics and behaviors common to gifted students • Describe the unique needs of gifted students --- Seat Hours: 6 Reflection Time: 0 Total Hours: 6 When: 01/13/20 & 01/15/20, 4:15-7:15 PM Where: Cartwright Training Center ***participants MUST be present for both sessions to receive total amount of clock hours*** More
Starts Starts: 1/13/2020 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 49 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
**participants must attend both sessions to receive full amount of clock hours**The closure course is designed to bring all new learning from the gifted modules together. Participants will work individually or in small groups to create differentiated cross-curricular units that incorporate pre-assessments, tiered lessons, extension menus, and post-assessments. Course Objectives: Today I will… • Use my new learning about gifted education to create two differentiated units I will use in my classroom I will know I have it if… • Both of my units include pre-assessments that provide data for differentiation • Both of my units include tiered lessons with three different tiers • Both of my units include extension menus that provide opportunities for students to engage in deeper thinking about a topic • Both of my units include a rubric that will be used to assess student learning Seat Hours: 6 Reflection Time: 6 Total Hours: 12 More
Starts Starts: 1/13/2020 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Location Location:
Status Status: 34 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Module 3 will look at using alternative methods to paper and pencil that provide differentiation when tiering either the content, process or product. Participants will then gain a deeper understanding of students living in poverty and how these students can be supported and motivated through highly engaging instruction. In addition, participants will participate in simulations of differentiated strategies and create their own differentiation strategies for immediate classroom use. ***This course works towards the provisional gifted endorsement Course Objectives: *Create alternative product examples to allow students to demonstrate knowledge of specific standards in a creative way *Understand and create rubrics based on process or product that align to the content *Understand characteristics of students living in poverty and how to provide motivating and engaging instruction *Create differentiated activities for immediate use in the classroom Total Class Hours: 12 Clock Hours: 12 Dates: 02/10/20, 02/12/20, 02/24/20, and 02/26/20 Location: Training Center More
Starts Starts: 2/10/2020 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 45 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Module 4 will look at differentiating assessments, implementing rigor into the language arts block and learning about different instructional strategies to help gifted learners in the classroom. These provide hands-on experiences for teachers and activities that teachers can take back to their class and implement right away. *** This course works towards the provisional gifted endorsement. Prerequisite: Must have taken Intro to Gifted. Course Objectives: *Identify ways to provide rigor and enrichment in the area of Language Arts *Effectively use formative and summative assessments and descriptive feedback to guide instruction while assessing *Learning about gifted instructional strategies including flexible grouping, compacting, and anchor activities. Total Class Hours: 12 Total Seat Hours: 12 Total Clock Hours: 12 Dates: 03/16/20, 03/18/20, 03/30/20, and 04/01/20 Time: 4:15 PM-7:15 PM Location: Training Center More
Starts Starts: 3/16/2020 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 47 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
The closure course is designed to bring all new learning from the gifted modules together. Participants will work individually or in small groups to create differentiated cross-curricular units that incorporate pre-assessments, tiered lessons, extension menus, and post-assessments. Objectives: -Use my new learning from modules 1-6 about gifted education to create two differentiated units I will use in my classroom to meet the needs of my students Reflection Piece: 6 hrs. of this course are designed as independent work time to complete the required units. Class Time Hours: 6 Reflection/ Homework Time: 6 Clock hours: 12 More
Starts Starts: 4/2/2020 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
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