Nov. 9 and 10 Professional Development Bootcamp Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Tracks for All Educators

Foundations of Learning
• Designing a Supportive Classroom Climate
• Maximizing Student Engagement
• Scaffolding Your Way to Student Success
• Using Feedback to Promote Student Learning

Managing Behavior
• Behavior is a Form of Communication – What Are Challenging Behaviors Telling Us?
• The Acting Out Cycle
• Measuring Behavior
• Building Social Competence in the Classroom

English Language Learners 101
• Language Acquisition and Learning: How does language development affect learning?
• Instructional Implications and Recommendations for ELLs: What are the linguistic, cultural and academic challenges faced by English learners?
• The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement In addition to learning a new language, ELLs have to adjust to a new environment and culture while learning new academic skills and content knowledge.
• Increasing Family Engagement for Academic Success

Early Childhood Educators’ Tracks

The tracks listed below are designed to be developmentally appropriate for students in our PK through 2nd grade settings. The workshops will include opportunities for participants to share “staying true” to age appropriate educational, social and emotional expectations in a school system setting. Discussions will also focus on identifying and addressing language, emotional, sensory, and perceptual and other learning challenges. All workshop facilitators will be early childhood educators.

Day One: Foundations of Learning for Early Childhood Educators
• Designing a Supportive Classroom Climate
• Maximizing Student Engagement
• Scaffolding Your Way to Student Success
• Using Feedback to Promote Student Learning

Day Two: Managing Behavior in Early Childhood Classrooms
• Behavior is a Form of Communication – What Are Challenging Behaviors Telling Us?
• The Acting Out Cycle
• Measuring Behavior
• Building Social Competence in the Classroom
• Scaffolding Your Way to Student Success
• Using Feedback to Promote Student Learning