LEADING INNOVATING COMMUNITIES

Empower Your Faculty to Harness the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards 

This conference is for educational leaders (formal and informal) and is hosted by UMSL and powered by CoLab.

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Keynote Speaker

The two-day conference will feature keynote speaker, entrepreneur and creativity expert, Peter Sims. Sims is the author of best-seller, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. Keynote is Thursday, October 3 at 4:00 PM.

 

The Conference will help you:

  • Think and network how to harness the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards with bi-state educational leaders.
  • Empower your faculty to envision new possibilities for the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Develop tailor-made prototypes of teaching practices that you can immediately enact to transform your learning community into an innovating culture.

Fees

  • $199 Full Conference
  • $125 Thursday only
  • $30 Thursday 4:00 PM Keynote only

Register OnlineFull Conference | Day 1 | Keynote Only (Day 1) | Register By Mail 

For more information, please call (314) 516-5655.

Conference Overview

  • Day 1 will entail unpacking the CCSS’ portrait of ‘career and college ready’ graduate and the Next Generation Science Standards conceptual shifts. Participants will identify and work with leadership strengths and challenges in their work setting. Accomplished teachers will engage participants in experiential learning sessions that harness the CCSS/NGSS.
  • Day 2 will involve participants prototyping new practices for their work settings. This day’s breakout sessions will focus attention on the role and significance of a Thinking-Partner as support in innovating the lead teacher’s planning and instruction.

Sessions

Accomplished K-12 educators, from all content areas, will engage you in cutting-edge practices that address the CCSS and NGSS. Every session will be enacted as an “Inquiry Into My Practice” (IIMP). In the breakout sessions, lead teachers with a Thinking-Partner will model how purposeful collaboration and critical reflection push us to innovate how we plan and instruct.

The Inquiry Into My Practice (IIMP) approach is particularly applicable to the forthcoming teacher performance evaluation models being implemented within districts.

Day 1

  • HS English (Jazz Age) | Utilize multiple texts and academic concepts to move from summary to synthesis.
  • HS English (19th Century Transcendentalism) | Facilitate multi-sensory learning around academic themes in student learning.
  • Middle Level English/Social Studies (US Document) | Explore seminal primary documents through writing.
  • Middle Level (Evidence) | Clarify evidence to facilitate learning in all contexts.
  • HS Science (Chemistry) | Examine academic concepts while building reflective and affective thinking.
  • Elementary and Middle Level (Writing) | Scaffold writing for building endurance as a writer and discoverer.
  • Elementary (Observing, Confirming & Writing to Learn) | Using written and visual texts to support meaning-making in K-6 settings.
  • Elementary (Science/math) | Apply writing to engage participants in science and math in the elementary classroom.

Day 2

  • HS English (Jazz Age) | Utilize multiple texts and academic concepts to move from summary to synthesis.
  • HS English (19th Century Transcendentalism) | Facilitate multi-sensory learning around academic themes in student learning.
  • Middle Level English/Social Studies (US Document) | Explore seminal primary documents through writing.
  • Middle Level (Evidence) | Clarify evidence to facilitate learning in all contexts.
  • HS Science (Chemistry) | Examine academic concepts while building reflective and affective thinking.
  • Elementary and Middle Level (Writing) | Scaffold writing for building endurance as a writer and discoverer.
  • Elementary (Observing, Confirming & Writing to Learn) | Using written and visual texts to support meaning-making in K-6 settings.
  • Elementary (Science/math) | Apply writing to engage participants in science and math in the elementary classroom.

For more information about conference sessions and content, contact Dr. Ralph Cordova at cordovar@umsl.edu

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy

The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be refunded or applied to a future program at your request. A cancellation processing fee will apply if you cancel within one week of the Conference. If you must cancel a registration, please call (314) 516-5655 by September 30, 2013, to guarantee a full refund.