ALBANY, N.Y. and MADISON, Wis. and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With new instructional requirements and more learners with diverse needs, many early education teachers are struggling to find time to teach it all and do it all. They'll find new, fresh ways to boost the effectiveness of their time and instruction and meet the developmentally appropriate needs of all learners in the upcoming seminar for K–1 teachers, Fitting It All In: Managing Your Time to Make Instruction More Meaningful.
Teacher favorite Kim Adsit will lead the two-day hands-on seminar hosted by Staff Development for Educators (SDE). She is an award-wining kindergarten teacher, author, and blogger with more than 30 years of classroom experience. She will motivate educators to put fun back into instruction, tap into their children's curiosity, and plant the seeds for lifelong learning.
"Trying to fit everything in is not easy. After all, there are only so many hours in a day. But teachers who attend this reassuring seminar will see it is doable. It all boils down to learning how to teach smarter, not harder. And Kim is just the person to show teachers how," SDE program developer Kymra Kurinskas says.
Attendees will learn how to design rigorous instruction that is mindful of students' developmental milestone, implement formative assessments that fit in their day, and plan lessons quickly. They'll explore meaningful learning activities for building foundational skills and engaging reading, writing, and math centers and activities.
Kim starts the first day by introducing an 8-step lesson plan for developing confident readers. Teachers will explore Writer's Workshop, anchor charts, Reader's Workshop, and literacy activities. Day two attendees will focus on managing assessment and data-driven instruction and developing confident mathematicians. Topics include grouping, formative assessment, room arrangement, centers, number sense, operations, and place value.
"This is a great opportunity for teachers to correct long-standing beliefs that get in the way of their success. They'll discover formative assessments don't have to take up all their time. They'll learn they can easily differentiate instruction and organize their classrooms. They'll see how behavior problems can be eliminated with proper seating set up. They'll even learn how the endless piles of paperwork they face every day can be brought under control and managed," Kurinskas says.
Fitting It All In: Managing Your Time to Make Instruction More Meaningful, will be offered in Albany, NY, December 1–2 and Madison, WI, December 12–13.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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