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New Teacher Academy Course Offerings

  • Jan
    10
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Participants will develop a common understanding of structures, collaborative tools, and behaviors to promote and sustain an atmosphere of cooperative learning and student engagement in their classrooms. Have FUN learning how to make your students have FUN learning!

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  • Jan
    15
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session we will distinguish between models and strategies for addition and subtraction. We will explore addition and subtraction using “strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction” as listed in the standards. Models that support student understanding will also be explored.

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  • Jan
    16
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Teachers will get strategies to help differentiate instructions for students, based on students’ English language skills and levels, using SIOP components and WIDA Standards.

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  • Jan
    22
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    This session will focus on unpacking the new K-12 national science standards, also referred to as the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS). We will compare it to the existing state standards and explore the ways in which it encourages greater science inquiry and depth of understanding.

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  • Jan
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Author Jerry Evanski will share his extensively-researched new methods for performing critical teaching tasks: gaining and keeping students’ attention, engaging your students and teaching the content, encouraging students’ participation, giving directions, communicating clearly and making successful transitions.

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  • Jan
    29
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Children have different learning styles and what works for some may not reach others. Join Kerri Laduke, Special Education and Early Childhood Consultant, to explore how to teach and reach all children in the classroom with different strategies.

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  • Jan
    30
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session we will distinguish between models and strategies for multiplication and division. We will explore multiplication and division using “strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between multiplication and division” as listed in the standards. Models that support student understanding will also be explored.

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  • Jan
    31
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS WHEN YOU REGISTER. PLEASE CHECK THE BOX INDICATING YOU READ THE STATEMENTS. THE STATEMENTS ARE: 1. Please bring at least one state standard you plan to teach in the near future. 2. Please bring an assessment you have used to assess the standard you plan to teach in the near future. Target Audience: New Teacher Academy members ($125 yearly fee) Was creating a quality assessment part of your learning during your undergraduate/graduate work? When you design a unit do you start with the end in mind and build your assessment before you start your instruction? Do you ensure your assessments are balanced between standards, depth of knowledge, and the time you spend teaching the students the standards? If you answered no to any of these questions, this workshop may be for you. Assessment quality, design, and structure will be addressed throughout the evening. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned to a unit assessment you have used or created before the end of the workshop.

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  • Feb
    06
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Collaborate with the DIA Education Programs staff to design resources aligned to your curriculum. Over the course of the evening there will be time for exploring the DIA’s online collection and existing learning resources and discussing ways to connect art with your student learning outcomes. Come prepared to experiment with a big idea or essential question.

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  • Feb
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Participants will develop a common understanding of structures, collaborative tools, and behaviors to promote and sustain an atmosphere of cooperative learning and student engagement in their classrooms. Have FUN learning how to make your students have FUN learning!

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  • Mar
    14
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Mental health disorders and crises are more common than we might think. This session will educate on the prevalence of Mental Health difficulties in youth and focus on what traits we need to foster in our youth so they will be mentally healthy and productive.

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  • Mar
    19
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Come spend an evening creating “Notebook” Foldables for use in both ELA and content specific classrooms. Participants will be provided with a composition book and supplies for the session. Don’t miss the excitement of using foldables to maximize learning in your upper elementary or middle school classroom.

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  • Mar
    20
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS WHEN YOU REGISTER. PLEASE CHECK THE BOX INDICATING YOU READ THE STATEMENTS. THE STATEMENTS ARE: 1. Please bring at least one state standard you plan to teach in the near future. 2. Please bring an assessment you have used to assess the standard you plan to teach in the near future. Target Audience: New Teacher Academy members ($125 yearly fee) Was creating a quality assessment part of your learning during your undergraduate/graduate work? When you design a unit do you start with the end in mind and build your assessment before you start your instruction? Do you ensure your assessments are balanced between standards, depth of knowledge, and the time you spend teaching the students the standards? If you answered no to any of these questions, this workshop may be for you. Assessment quality, design, and structure will be addressed throughout the evening. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned to a unit assessment you have used or created before the end of the workshop.

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  • Mar
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    It is the role of every educator to prepare our students for a successful career upon completion of their academic studies. In order to do that, it is imperative that we understand the tools available to help guide them as well as the post-secondary educational options available. During this training you will learn: • Resources available in Career Cruising and MI Bright Future. • What post-secondary training options exist and how students can engage with them. • Industry outlook and jobs of the future. • How to use the Design Thinking Process and PBL to develop an entrepreneurship spirit in students.

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  • Mar
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session participants will learn how to use backward design to write curricular units that engage students and lead to deep understanding of content standards. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences with the three stages of UbD: desired results, evidence (assessment), and learning plans.

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  • Apr
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 9:30pm

    We will meet at the MISD for a light dinner at 4:30 p.m. and leave by motor coach for the DIA to take part in a special tour to learn how to connect art with your curriculum. NTA members may bring one non-member guest on this outing. Please ask your guest to register as well. It is important to indicate whether you would like to take the bus provided. Please follow registration instructions carefully.

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