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Summer Institute - New Orleans July 8-11, 2014

We 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;  atmosphere;  fun! 

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 is available!



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 colonial architecture.

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.


We are pleased to announce the venue for this event is The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel!

New Orleans, Louisiana, July 8 & 9, 2014 - MOVE IT Math™ Institute

New Orleans, Louisiana, July 10 & 11, 2014 -  Common Core and Designing the 21st Century Classroom

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New this summer - we are incorporating elements from our newest workshop, Project-Based Learning, Plugged In! into all our Summer Institute sessions!





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.

Venue TBA

New Orleans Summer Institute

Register now 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! 

All 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 Century Classroom

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.

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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™! 

Read Anne 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 computation.

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! 

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Graduate university credit is available!





Teams of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount. 

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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