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2019-2020 Professional Learning Calendar

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Upcoming National Presenters


SPRING SATURDAY
March 21, 2020


Cathy Mere
Beyond Guided Reading


Fall Kickoff
August 29, 2019

Rick Wormeli
Standards-Based
Grading Practices

Thank you, Bremen Schools for sponsoring Rick Wormeli and sharing with The Lead Learners!

Study Groups

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Math Coaching with Lori Hochstetler and Patti Newman


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Math Coaching with Lori Hochstetler and Patti Newman

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Bring your own lunch!)

Location: Wawasee High School, Warrior Room (Door #17)

Special Notes: This is a study group for those who are passionate about math instruction and connecting with other coaches. The group divides its time among these topics:

  • Encouragement and support for working with teachers in math
  • Digging into math process standards
  • Sharing resources
  • Book study discussion

Book Study Book: Switch

Lori Hochstetler has been the math coach in the Middlebury District for 11 years. She also has over 20 years of experience with teaching math to 6th graders. She is passionate about math and watching students make mathematical connections. She also loves to see teachers get excited about teaching math. Lori’s favorite thing to do is anything that involves spending time with her two teenage children.

Patti Newman is an K-5 Instructional Coach at Mentone Elementary.  She believes that students learn best in mathematics when given a task with which they have productive struggle.  After transitioning from being a classroom teacher, she has worked extensively to incorporate math workshop in the primary and intermediate grades. Her favorite activity is spending time with family, especially her six grandchildren.


Local Workshops

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Beginning Writing Workshop

Strategies of Scholars

Number Talk Workshop

Bridges to ELA Success

Beginning Reading Workshop


Beginning Writing Workshop

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Target Audience: Primary and intermediate teachers who would like to know the key components of writing workshop. Learn the structure and set-up, as well as how to launch writing workshop.

Cost: $0 for consortium members; $150/day for non-members

Dates and Locations:


Suggested Texts:
Primary

Intermediate

Special Notes: Be prepared for a lot of information, a chance to collaborate with others in your grade level, and a live demo lesson.   Ruth Ayres is the instructor.

Learn more about Ruth.


Strategies of Scholars with Kristen Horrell

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Target Audience: Teachers, coaches, administrators, and media center specialists in grades 3- 8 who are interested in a common set of mindsets for any learner in any situation.

Cost: $0 for consortium members; $150/day for non-members

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Special Notes: An understanding of basic workshop practices is a prerequisite. This is not a “test prep workshop,” but rather a way to create a community of scholars who are confident to use strategies of scholars when asked to perform on a standardized test.


Number Talk Workshop

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Target Audience: This workshop is for any K- 5 teacher who would like to see Number Talks in action. This workshop will be valuable for the novice as well as the experienced educator.

Cost: $0 for consortium members; $150/day for non-members

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Special Notes: 

In this workshop, we will briefly look at the components of a number talk and how number talks can be used for both practicing and assessing computation and number sense.  The majority of the time will be spent in classrooms observing number talks led by Lori and Patti. Participants will observe a number talk in each grade level K-5. There will be opportunities to debrief after each number talk.  Participants will leave with access to ideas for a wide range of number talks, as well as an awareness of what number talks look like at various grade levels.


Bridges to ELA Success: Workshop in the Secondary Classroom

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Target Audience: secondary language arts teachers who would like to embed workshop practices into their courses.

Cost: $0 for consortium members; $150/day for non-members

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Special Notes: Three high school language arts teachers share research based practices for embedding workshop practices into their classrooms. They will open their doors for live demos with their students.


Beginning Reading Workshop

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Target Audience: Primary and intermediate teachers who would like to know the key components of reading workshop. Learn the structure and set-up, as well as how to launch reading workshop.

Cost: $0 for consortium members; $150/day for non-members

Dates and Locations:

Primary Day 1:
Primary Day 2:

Intermediate Day 1:
Intermediate Day 2:


Suggested Text: 

Conferring with Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth & Independence by Jennifer Serravallo and Gravity Goldberg

The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo

Primary: The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook (Grades K-2) by Jennifer Serravallo

Intermediate: The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook (Grades 3-6) by Jennifer Serravallo

Special Notes: Be prepared for a lot of information, a chance to collaborate with others in your grade level, and a live demo lesson.  It is important to register for both days. Inga Omondi is the instructor.

Learn more about Inga.


Summer Institute 2020

The Lead Learners is pleased to present a widely diverse group of Choice Literacy contributors and local educators who will speak on high interest topics.

IMPORTANT DATES

Feb. 7 — Registration Opens
April 30 — Early Bird Discount Ends
June 22- 23 — Summer Institute

REGISTRATION/TICKETS
ALL consortium members are elgible for the Member Discount. If you are unsure if your district is a member, please check the list upon checking out. If your school district is not a member of the consortium, please do not select the discount.

Early Bird Discount ends April 30.

If you select pay by invoice, you will receive an email to turn in for the PO. Please mail PO or personal check to:

The Lead Learners
Wawasee Community Schools
#1 Warrior Path, Bldg. 2
Syracuse, IN 46567

Upon registering, you will be added to The Lead Learners mailing list. Information, including registration materials, will be delivered via email.


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