The Department of Teaching & Learning

Beginning Teachers Institute

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Beginning Teacher's Institute

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall
3101 University Boulevard

Breakfast & lunch provided

The Beginning Teachers Institute is designed for current elementary, middle, and high school teachers less than three years of experience and their mentors in all content-specific disciplines. Teachers will have an opportunity to participate in candid conversations with faculty from the Simmons School's Department of Teaching and Learning. The institute will offer practice advice for:

  • Actively engaging students
  • Supporting students who struggle
  • Building a foundation for cooperation in the classroom
  • Utilizing technology
  • Engaging English Language Learners
  • Promoting a mindset for achievement

We are excited to invite new teacher mentors to this year's Beginning Teachers Institute so that new and experience teachers can grow their practices together.

***Individual session registration will open Tuesday, April 28th. The form will be published on this page and all attendees will receive notice in the morning.

Schedule of Sessions

9:05 - 10:05
Learning by Engaging in Science and Engineering Practices (All Grades) *This session goes until 11:15. Problem-Based Learning in Science & Mathematics (All Grades) Motivating and Engaging Students in Grades 4-12 Who Struggle Across Content Area Subjects (Middle and High School) Linking Oral Language and Phonemic Awareness: Storybook Techniques for Teachers of Beginning Reading (PreK - 2)
Help! What are ELPS? (All Grades)
10:15 - 11:15
  Teaching Vocabulary in Spanish and English to Bilingual Students (All Grades) Creating Centers with iPads: High Tech and High Touch (Elementary) What I Wish You Knew About Teaching Me: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Urban Schools (All Grades) Strategies for Teaching ELLs in Content Classes (All Grades)
12:50 - 1:50
Mindset for Achievement (All Grades)  Integrating Literacy Development in Science Courses (Late Elementary and Middle School) Reading Really Big Words in Grades 4 through 12: Pronouncing and Understanding Multisyllable Words to Improve Content Area Reading (4 - 12) Teaching Vocabulary in Spanish and English to Bilingual Students (All Grades)
My Students Won't Work Together in Groups! Cooperative Learning Tools to Engage Everyone (Elementary and Middle School)
2:00 - 3:00
The Link Between Standards, Assessment, and Learning (All Grades) Do Now and Do More with Kahoot! Informal Assessment and Student Engagement Using Instructional Technology (All Grades) Best Practices for Writing Instruction Across the Disciplines (All Grades)
Leading with Intuition: Encouraging Students to Engage Conceptually with Mathematics (All Grades)

Addressing the Linguistic Needs of ELLs in Mathematics (Elementary)