Presenter: Vickie Gill
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $175 ($150 for Texas ASCD members)
Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.
Summary: Every year bright, energetic young teachers enter their classrooms armed with lesson plans and a sincere desire to improve the lives of their students. Unfortunately, an alarming percentage of these teachers quit the profession after the first year because they cannot get the kids to behave.
In this workshop, we will talk briefly about the behavior problems teachers face in a typical classroom, but we will spend far more time discussing why these students act this way-in other words, what does the student gain by disrupting a class and disrespecting a teacher? We will work together to create a few simple, yet all-inclusive classroom rules, focusing on clear and effective consequences and rewards. We will also take a look at the theory of Transactional Analysis to clarify the motivations behind negative behaviors, so that teachers can learn to handle disruptive students without inadvertently creating even more problems. Each teacher will leave with an individualized plan for implementing an effective behavior management program in his or her own classroom.
Vickie Gill is the author of The Eleven Commandments of Good Teaching, The Ten Commandments of Professionalism for Teachers, and The Ten Students You'll Meet in Your Classroom, all published by Corwin Press. She has taught English, Remedial Reading, and Journalism in high schools in Central California and rural Tennessee for the past 29 years. Vickie has won numerous teaching awards and was a finalist for Tennessee State Teacher of the Year in 2000. Over her career, Vickie has specialized in working with junior high and high school students who struggle with reading and writing, as well as with students who have been labeled as "behavior problems" or "at risk."
Who Should Attend: Administrators, Principals and Classroom teachers
Presenter: Tim Westerberg - ASCD International Professional Development Cadre member - K-12
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Two Day)
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration Fees: $385.00 ($335 for Texas ASCD members)
Dates and Locations:
Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this academy at your location.
There is also the option to PRE-ORDER, from us, two books by Robert Marzano, "Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement" and "Building Academic Vocabulary" for an additional $50
- Superb! Made complete sense. I feel building background knowledge is the first step to teaching.
- Great job! After 24 years of teaching, I feel like I learned some new techniques that I will use in my classroom.
- Wonderful - I've learned great things to use in the classroom!
- First day - Exciting, Second day - Thrilling!
- Great training... containing state-of-the art strategies.
Summary: Students come to school with different levels of background knowledge that impact their academic success. Knowing what to do to support those students who do not have the background knowledge to be successful in school has not always been clear.until now. Attend this workshop, based on Robert J. Marzano's Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools, to discover how to help students to become more confident and successful learners by building the background knowledge they may have missed in earlier years. A variety of strategies for building background knowledge that can be implemented, K-12, will be explored, modeled, and practiced, with special emphasis on the Six-Step Process for Teaching Academic Vocabulary in each discipline.
Tim Westerberg has served as a school principal for 25 years, the last 19 of which have been in Littleton, Colorado. Before entering school administration, Westerberg taught social studies and coached at the high school level in Illinois and in Iowa. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Iowa and his doctorate in educational administration from Iowa State University.
In addition to his work as a teacher and administrator, Westerberg has been active in a variety of school transformation, staff development, and leadership training initiatives in the United States and other countries. Westerberg served on the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)/Carnegie Foundation Commission on the Restructuring of the American High School, which produced the seminal report, "Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution," and he played a significant role in the development of "Breaking Ranks II," which was released in February, 2004.
Recently, Westerberg has served as a site evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education's New American High Schools project, an IDEA '97 trainer for the NASSP, a member of the National Staff Development Council's Results-Based Staff Development Initiative, a member of ASCD's What Works In Schools cadre K-12, and president of the Colorado Association of School Executives.
Supplemental material: can be downloaded here
Who Should Attend: Principals, Teachers, Curriculum administrators, Curriculum designers and Professional developers.