Presenter: Anne Shaw
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (One-Day Institute)
Registration fee: $175, ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.
Discover how an integrated curriculum and enriched school environment link student learning and well-being and enhance student understanding about the natural world. As John Dewey said more than 100 years ago, school lessons should be tied to the values and skills of the “real world”.
Find out how to design a school, a classroom and a curriculum that is good for children AND ensure that, in this era of NCLB, content standards and 21st century knowledge and skills are learned to higher levels. From school gardens, kitchen classrooms, and the lunch room to biodiversity, the environment, cultures, history and more – the content and connections are all there. See real-world examples of what schools around the United States and the world are doing. Receive an up-to-date list of excellent resources and current research to help you design your unique Green School and Classrooms.
Attend this one-day institute to learn the answers to these and other questions:
- What is "green" education?
- How do we create place-based curriculum?
- How can my students meet their content standards and achieve high test scores through "green" education?
- What about standardized testing?
- How can I use "green" education to create a 21st century classroom?
- What are some specific activities and projects I can do with my students to teach about nutrition, food, gardening, and various environmental issues - from food to alternative energies?
- See examples of what other schools, teachers, students and communities are doing to make their education rigorous, relevant and real-world through Green Education.
Anne Shaw. Ms. Shaw has extensive teaching experience including first grade through the sixth in public and private schools, directing and teaching high school youth groups and summer programs, supervising student teachers at the University of Texas at Austin, and teaching undergraduate courses at UT Austin. Anne served as the district Staff Development Coordinator for Calhoun County ISD during her internship for her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Houston at Victoria, Texas. Ms. Shaw is a recognized international consultant. In addition to working with schools and districts across the United States, her workshops have been attended by educators from Canada, India, Denmark, Australia, Chile, Russia and Mexico. Anne Shaw is the Founder and Director of 21st Century Schools, a professional staff development and curriculum design consulting company.
Presenter: Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Workshop Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (Two Days)
Registration fee: $385, ($335 for Texas ASCD members)
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Summary: Children entering kindergarten will be the class of 2023. What year are we preparing our learners for?
Whatever we choose to include in our current curriculum and in our school programs, we are preparing children for their future. Based on her latest models and strategies in her soon to be released ASCD book- Curriculum 21: New Essential Curriculum for 21st Century Learners, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will share specific practices to provide your learners with a dynamic educative experience. Over the two days, Dr. Jacobs will show participants how to upgrade content, skills, and assessments with contemporary replacements. She will take a step by step approach to examining each of the disciplines and consider three basic questions: What do we cut? What do we keep? What do we create? A special focus will be on new interdisciplinary themes and problems that should be integrated into the classroom ranging from sustainability to media literacy to globalizing the curriculum.
She will go on to challenge participants with new approaches to school program structures including newer schedules, new designs for both physical and virtual space, grouping patterns for students and the adults who teach them. You will learn about new approaches that range from incremental changes in schools that are helping teachers meet in effective strategic grouping patterns such as targeted vertical teams and cross-disciplinary high school literacy teams. But, she will also ask us to look to the future and new directions such as virtual learning magnets and new directions in school architecture and schedules. This will be a cutting edge program showing how we can harness technology and new levels of global communication to create a more engaging and personal experience for our 21st century learners.
DR. HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts, K-12, on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, assessment analysis and strategic planning. She has served as an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, from 1981 to the present. She has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York.