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New Teacher Academy Course Offerings

  • Feb
    24
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) We will examine Essential Instructional Practice 5, Explicit Instruction in letter-sound relationships. Participants will receive resources and materials to effectively implement research based activities in letter-sound relationships in the classroom. The Literacy Essentials provide research-proven, effective approaches to markedly improve literacy skills among Michigan’s K-3 students. Using the Literacy Essentials with every child, in every classroom, every day will help improve literacy among our youngest learners.

  • Mar
    02
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This workshop will focus on the impact of VTS on student writing and explore multiple ways VTS can be used as a writing prompt including chorepoems/exquisite corpse, point of view, ekphrastic writing, haiku, and more. Also covered will be different perspectives including whose point of view is being shared and whose voice is not heard at all.

  • Mar
    08
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Homelessness or chronic health conditions can affect attendance and academic performance. This session will discuss common chronic health conditions as well as federal requirements for identifying homeless students. Finally, participants will be provided strategies for best supporting these groups of vulnerable students.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Was creating a quality classroom 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 classroom assessments are balanced between standards, depth of knowledge, and time you spend teaching the students the standards? This workshop will address assessment quality, design, and structure throughout the evening.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This session will focus on building the framework of accountability, collaboration and trust as a new educator to operate successfully in a new school. Additional, a breath and bodywork practice consisting of yoga and meditation will follow. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Participants will explore opportunities for cultivating self-management strategies to help mitigate reactions brought on by the stress of educating. We will increase participant’s ability to communicate with compassion and how to be a positive contributing member of their school communities, help unleash participant’s capacity for innovation and creativity, and promote greater engagement in the here and now by enhancing and developing greater self-awareness.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Independent reading allows student choice in what, when and how they read. But how does a teacher coordinate and monitor student progress? In this session, we will explore the research around the benefits and challenges of incorporating independent reading into the secondary classroom through student book clubs, literature circles and sustained silent reading (SSR). Topics will include how to build and maintain a classroom library, how to get students engaged in reading on their own, and how to work with students to set and meet reading goals. By the end of the session, participants will have some concrete ideas about how and why to incorporate independent reading into their curriculum.

  • Mar
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) These days’ educators are required to do more with less, and need to find creative, new solutions to novel problems. In this workshop, participants will learn cutting edge techniques to solve any problem creativity and to live a creative life. This workshop is not what you think!

  • Mar
    21
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Participants will develop a common understanding of structures, collaborative tools, and behavior to promote and sustain an atmosphere of cooperative learning and student engagement in their classroom. Have FUN learning how to make your students have FUN learning!

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This documentary shares lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary. It follows the determination of a charismatic north Minneapolis elementary school principal & the true measure of student success. You will see the importance of building relationships in order to have academic success. This film will ignite your passion & purpose for educating youth.

  • Apr
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This workshop will present the foundation, basics, and advanced VTS protocols in addition to using VTS for writing. Participants will practice the process and receive supportive coaching from DIA Staff. Perfect for teachers new to the process, for those looking to refresh or fine-tune their skills, for those who would like to be coached, and for those looking to learn a little bit more.

  • Apr
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Author Jerry Evanski will share his extensively-researched new methods for performing critical teaching tasks: gaining and keeping students’ attention, engaging students and teaching the content, encouraging students’ participation, giving directions, communicating and stopping, starting and transitioning.

  • Apr
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This session will focus on stripping away all that is unnecessary to focus on what is really important as an educator. Additionally, a breath and bodywork practice consisting of yoga and meditation will follow. Participants will explore opportunities for cultivating self-management strategies to help mitigate reactions brought on by the stress of educating. We will increase participant’s ability to communicate with compassion and how to be a positive contributing member of their school communities, help unleash participant’s capacity for innovation and creativity, and promote greater engagement in the here and now by enhancing and developing greater self-awareness.

  • Apr
    22
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 9:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Join us for a fun learning experience at the DIA. We will meet at the MISD at 4:00pm for a boxed lunch and then board a bus to travel to the DIA by 4:30pm where docents will take us on a guided tour in the late afternoon/evening. This workshop is designed to inspire educators to use artistic methods for school and educational improvement. The educational experience will be new this year so those who joined us previously will be able to take this class for the 21-22 season

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Are you interested in holding more effective classroom discussions? This session will examine what speaking and listening skills students need to build and develop during their secondary education. Explore ways to set clear expectations, assess student performance, and provide opportunities for feedback and reflection.

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