Registration is now OPEN: Change The Story Workshops

July 9-10, 2024

Norfolk State University

July 16-17, 2024

James Madison University

July 23-24, 2024

Longwood University

July 9-10, 2024

Norfolk State University

July 16-17, 2024

James Madison University

July 23-24, 2024

Longwood University

Change The Story Workshops

 

Creating Student-Centered Classrooms

Find out more about the workshops by clicking below.

Professional Learning: Mathematics

Change The Story: Mathematics

Change The Story: Student-Centered Math Teaching and Learning Focused on the 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning

This workshop is designed to support K-12 mathematics educators who want to improve their instructional practices to meet the needs of ALL students. To do so, we must “change the story” about how we teach and move beyond traditional approaches to mathematics instruction. We must align our instructional delivery to match the language of the process goals and the rigor of the new standards. Participants will explore the ideas behind Math Workshop and Building Thinking Classrooms to create a student-centered mathematics classroom that supports students' mathematical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice, apply, and design effective instructional activities and use strategies for building a thinking classroom culture and strong mathematical community.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of how to create a student-centered classroom and best help students make sense of mathematics. Time will be included for participants to collaborate and develop plans for implementing these strategies on the first day of school!

Topics:

  • Why the Need to Change from Traditional Math Instruction
  • Designing a Student-Centered Math Classroom
    • Reasoning Routines
    • Task and Share
    • Learning Stations
    • Small Group Instruction
    • Reflection
  • Engaging Students in Deep Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving
    • Building a Thinking Classroom
    • Creating a Community of Learners Through Discourse, Collaboration, and Visible Learning
  • Time Provided for Creating Instructional Materials
A Group of Teachers Smiling at the Camera after attending a CTLG workshop.

Professional Learning: Science

Professional Learning: Science

Change The Story

Change The Story: Student-Centered Science Teaching and Learning

This workshop is designed to support middle and high school science educators in understanding and implementing the Science Standards of Learning (SOL) through the use of discourse strategies and science and engineering practices (SEPs).

Participants will explore how these strategies align with the standards, and learn specific strategies for engaging in argumentation and explanation, modeling and analyzing data, and constructing explanations, and designing solutions in science. Through hands-on activities, participants will practice and apply these strategies and will discuss and reflect on how to incorporate them into their current science instruction.

By the end of the workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how discourse strategies and science and engineering practices can help their students make sense of science. Time will be included for participants to collaborate and develop plans for implementing these strategies on the first day of school!

Topics:

  • Why the Need to Change from Traditional Science Instruction
  • Designing a Student-Centered Science Classroom
    • Phenomena-based Thinking Routines
    • Small Group Instruction
    • Learning Stations
    • Reflections & Collective Thinking
  • Engaging Students in Making Sense of Science using Science and Engineering Practices
    • Creating and Using Models
    • Interpreting and Analyzing Data
    • Engaging in Argumentation and Explanation
  • Creating a community of scientific thinkers using Discourse, Collaboration, and Visible Thinking
  • Assessing Science and Engineering Practices
  • Provide Time for Creating Instructional Materials
Science Workshop attendees conducting and experiment.

Professional Learning: ELA

Professional Learning: ELA

Change The Story

Change The Story: Student-Centered ELA Teaching and Learning Based in the Science of Reading

The Change the Story Series are professional learning workshops designed to focus on high-quality, tier 1 instructional practices that meet the needs of ALL students. To do so, we must “change the story” about how we teach and move beyond traditional approaches to instruction. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to create student-centered classrooms that help students make sense of their learning. This workshop is designed to support K-12 English-Language Arts (ELA) educators. Time will be included for participants to collaborate and develop plans for implementing these strategies on the first day of school!

Topics:

  • Why the Need to Change from Traditional Approach to English Language Arts Instruction
  • Designing a Student-Centered English Language Arts Classroom
    • Whole Group Instruction
    • Learning Stations
    • Small Group Instruction
    • Independent Practice
  • Engaging Students in Deep Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Building a Thinking Classroom
  • Creating a Community of Learners Through Discourse, Collaboration, and Visible Learning
  • Time Provided for Creating Instructional Materials
Science Workshop attendees conducting and experiment.

Each workshop below will provide a separate elementary and secondary session.

Click on a location to download a flyer with more information

 

When
Where
Time
Cost
July 9-10, 2024
9:00 - 3:30
$275
July 16-17, 2024
9:00 - 3:30
$275
July 23-24, 2024
9:00 - 3:30
$275

 

Expectations:

Bring a computer and your curriculum framework and pacing documents. You will be creating materials that can be used on the first day of school!

**Registration deadline is June 1, 2024.

Questions About Math or ELA Workshop? 

Contact Skip Tyler: SkipT@CTLGconsulting.com

Questions About Science Workshop?

Contact Eric Rhoades: EricR@CTLGconsulting.com