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Engaged Classrooms: Learning and Teaching for Rigor, Creativity and Ownership
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This highly interactive four-day institute offers research based strategies that improve engagement in middle and high school classrooms in order to foster healthy relationships, inspire students to invest in their learning, and support students to tackle the heightened demands of complex academic content and social experiences.

6/15/2015 to 6/18/2015
When: June 15-18, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM each day
Where: Bill Roberts School
2100 Akron Way
Denver, Colorado  80238
United States
Contact: Denise Wolk

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Engaged Classrooms:  Learning and Teaching for Rigor, Creativity and Ownership

Hosted by Engaging Schools
Date: Monday, June 15 - Thursday, June 18
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM each day
Location: Bill Roberts School, 2100 Akron Way, Denver
Cost: $700 per person. This includes breakfast and lunch each day, plus books, and handouts. Overnight accommodations and transportation are not included in the institute price.
Audience: District leaders (e.g. director of instruction, district level coaches, director of new teacher induction, etc.) school leaders, middle and high school classroom teachers (new teachers will find this institute particularly beneficial), instructional coaches, department heads, special education coordinators, and other educators.
Description: This highly interactive four-day institute offers research based strategies that improve engagement in middle and high school classrooms in order to foster healthy relationships, inspire students to invest in their learning, and support students to tackle the heightened demands of complex academic content and social experiences.

Participants will create a shared vision for systematically integrating high-impact practices that result in effective classroom management, discipline, and instruction to support students to be self-managed, socially and self-aware, and responsible decision makers.

Engaging Schools institutes provide “learn-it-today, use-it-tomorrow” tools and strategies that have immediate relevance and application to the classroom.

In this institute, participants will explore these research based Engaged Classrooms Core Practices:

  • Academic Press : Expecting, Insisting, and Supporting Every Student to Achieve
  • Relationships and Good Will: Providing Personalized Support
  • Making Meaning: Activators and Other Learning Protocols
  • Creating a Cohesive Community: Group Procedures, Rituals, and Routines
  • Getting Ready to Learn: Attention, Silence, and Directions
  • Conferencing: Conferring with Students
  • Checking for Understanding: Tools and Processes for Formative Assessment
  • Habits of Learning : Supporting Self-Discipline and Self-Regulation
  • Managing Disciplinary Incidents: Self-correction, De-escalation, and Problem Solving
  • Differentiating Instruction: Choice, Voice, and Relevance

Participants will leave their Engaged Classrooms Institute experience with:

  • A personal statement and vision for the ways you will integrate the 10 Core Practices in your classroom
  • A list of resources and materials that support a high-performing classroom
  • A classroom floor and wall plan that fosters safe, orderly, and engaged learning environments

Registration: Click here for more information and to register.

Contact Denise Wolk for more information dwolk@engagingschools.org or by phone at 800-370-2515 ext. 20.

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