Connecting: Effective Teaching for 21st Century Learners
April 12, 2016 8:30AM–April 12, 2016 3:30PM
Freeport Christian Academy, Freeport NY
Join Freeport Christian Academy as they host Dr. Kevin Washburn for a one day staff development.
Dr. Kevin Washburn
Technology creates possibilities that prompt shifts in effective teaching practices. As teachers become learning coaches, students become self-directed learners. Though effective coaching has always been part of good teaching, it gains influence and importance when technology enters the classroom. What does effective 21st century classroom instruction look like? How do we effectively utilize technology in the learning process and as a contributing means within a relevant instructional design? Through active engagement, this workshop presents and models technology-influenced instructional approaches that are applicable to any grade level and discipline.
$15.00 per educator (includes light breakfast and lunch)
Please complete the attached registration form and return by March 23 to:
Freeport Christian Academy
50 N Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
This page describes the information needed to attend the annual summer in-service for teachers.
Professional development (PD) opportunities are nearly universal in the experiences of U.S. educators, both in public school settings and in Christian schools. The question of which PD strategies are most effective has become more critical in recent years, as schools face increasing internal and external pressures to improve student outcomes and optimize instructional expenditures. As a result, many school leaders are seeking to identify PD opportunities with high return on investment (ROI) in terms of student learning and achievement.
In an effort to address this issue systematically, a comprehensive literature synthesis was commissioned by ACSI (Swaner 2016). The synthesis, which surveyed over 500 scholarly articles and resources over the past 20 years, asked the question, “What are best practices in PD for Christian school teachers and leaders?” While little research was found specific to Christian education, what was available corroborated much of the broader literature on PD in K–12 schools. A set of characteristics of effective PD were identified in the literature, as well as a range of practices for which there exists research on their effectiveness. The synthesis also reviewed the evidence for the importance of cultures of continuous improvement to the effectiveness of any PD efforts.
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