Summer Institute - New
Orleans July 8-11, 2014
know what you want
when it comes to PD - excellent,
useful information that can be implemented in the classroom immediately;
activity (not "sit and get" or "bore and snore"); opportunities to
dialogue with your colleagues; some authentic planning time;
These are the workshops
for you if you want motivated students, engaged learners and higher
test scores! Find out how easy it is to ensure students are not only
meeting, but exceeding, the CCSS or your national/state standards!
University graduate credit
The French Quarter, also known as
the Vieux Carré, is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New
Orleans. After New Orleans (La Nouvelle-Orléans in French) was
founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the city
developed around the Vieux Carré ("Old Square" in English), a
central square. The district is more commonly called the French Quarter
today, or simply "The Quarter," related to changes in the city with
American immigration after the Louisiana Purchase. Most of the
present-day historic buildings were constructed during the late 18th
century, during the city's period of Spanish rule, and reflect Spanish
The district as a whole has been
designated as a National Historic Landmark, with numerous contributing
buildings that are separately deemed significant. It is a prime tourist
destination in the city, as well as attracting loyal residents. Because
of its distance from areas where the levee was breached during Hurricane
Katrina in 2005, it suffered relatively light damage as compared to
other areas of the city and the greater region.
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Things you need to know:
The Summer Institute workshop schedule is above, the
workshop descriptions are below, and
Find out about what to see, do, taste and hear in New Orleans!
Graduate University Credit is available for additional
cost, payable to the university. $95/credit hour.
Daily Agenda - Workshop begins each day with a
continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m., and the workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.
New Orleans Summer Institute
for the ultimate in professional development being offered this
summer, and be prepared to truly take your school, classrooms and
curriculum into the 21st century. By attending all three of
the following workshops you will have experienced the fullest, most 21st
century, preparation for the new school year being offered anywhere!
workshops incorporate project- and problem-based learning,
interdisciplinary curriculum, global classrooms, STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), differentiated instruction,
authentic assessment and alignment to state and national standards!
Designing the 21st
July 10 & 11, 2014
Finally, Designing the 21st Century
Classroom will take you through a process from identifying and
articulating what a 21st century classroom looks and feels like to the
development of your final product - a framework for a 21st century
curriculum unit designed for your classroom, school or district.
Watch student motivation, attendance, learning and test scores soar!
Find out how to have your students excel on standardized tests without
being just a test-prep factory.
Your unit design will include all
the critical attributes of a 21st century classroom. It will be
project-based, interdisciplinary, and provide differentiated instruction
as well as authentic, performance-based assessments.
Read more here . . .
MOVE IT Math™
July 8 & 9, 2014
In 2002, only 23 percent of the
school’s fourth-grade class at Herndon Elementary in Washington Park met
or exceeded the state’standards in math. The figure jumped to 80
percent in 2003 after implementing MOVE IT Math™!
Shaw's testimony regarding her implementation of MOVE IT Math™ in
her classroom at the first, fourth and fifth grade levels!
MOVE IT, Math! is a hands-on method that teaches concepts, not just
Have fun, be inspired, and get really excited about what you and your
students will be doing with math in these two days of activities
facilitated by MOVE IT Math™ creator, Dr. Paul Shoecraft!
Graduate university credit is available!
Teams of 10 or more will receive a 10%
Days 1 and 2 - July
8 & 9 - MOVE
IT Math™. $599
Days 3 and 4 –
Designing the 21st Century Classroom $599
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