Lear Workshops - Graduate Workshops
               Workshop Offerings for Fall 2019 
 Please send a $50.00 deposit to register to the mailing address at the bottom of the page.
 

Please join us at our next workshop!

**NEW Online Course**
Creating Cultures of Thinking

This online course is examines Ron Ritchhart's book, Creating Cultures of Thinking8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools. It is designed to help teachers facilitate an environment where student develop critical thinking skill, listening skills, and questioning techniques that will shape meaningful learning.
I have structured the course to include weekly assignments and a final project due at the end of the course. Now, you can receive graduate credit from the convenience of your own home.

This course is set up through Schoology and all assignments will be submitted online. The required book for this is:
 Creating Cultures of Thinking8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools.

The book can be purchased through Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Once you send in a 50.00 deposit, I will send you:
 a  registration form from the University
When the balance of 450.00 is paid, I will send your the course code that will enable you to start the course.  You will receive a transcript and receipt from Muskingum University.

*book required

Dates:  

Jan. 6th 
Jan. 13th
Jan.20th
Jan. 27th
Feb. 3rd
Final Project Due: Feb. 10th


Making Thinking Visible
Dates:  

Jan. 6th 
Jan. 13th
Jan.20th
Jan. 27th
Feb. 3rd
Final Project Due: Feb. 10th
Course Description

This online course examines Ron Ritchhart’s book, Making Thinking Visible: How to PromoteEngagement, Understanding, and Independence for ALL Learners.It is designed to help teachers create an environment that increases engagement, understanding of content, and independence. Teachers will learn research-bases solutions to help increase student achievement. The strategies show how thinking can become visible to all grade levels and all content areas. Once these strategies become “routines” in the classroom, students will become engaged in the learning process.  

* Book required
 
Teacher's Toolbox 
Dates:

Jan. 6th 
Jan. 13th
Jan.20th
Jan. 27th
Feb. 3rd
Final Project Due: Feb. 10th

Course Description

This course offers teachers a variety of topics to research and refine their skills to help motivate, engage, and increase student achievement. This course is designed to allow flexibility for teachers to choose a topic they wish to research, develop activities for the classroom, devise strategies to improve their teaching toolbox, and obtain content-related knowledge that will make a difference in their classrooms, based on their own areas they deem in need of improvement.

 * Choose from a list of selected topics or submit their own proposal, subject to approval

* Devise a list of resources that will be helpful in their research

* Spend a minimum of 40 hours, researching and creating useful techniques and strategies to implement into their own classroom

* Show evidence of collaboration with colleagues

* Contact the instructor at minimum of once per week to share progress via email and submit a time log with the portfolio

* Submit a final portfolio of the their research findings including all activities created by the teacher, and a final paper explaining how the strategies and techniques presented will have a significant impact in the classroom, both for teacher and student.

* Submit all work to Cjlear@neo.rr.com


     
  Spring COURSES
Techniques for Retraining the Brain & Creating New Habits
            Youngstown
Dates:
Jan. 10th & 24th  (5:00-9:00 pm)
Jan. 12th, 13th, 26th, & 27th,  2019 (8:30-4:30)   

Course Description
This experiential course is designed to give teachers practical strategies for managing moods and modifying undesirable behavior. This course is based on neurological and behavioral research and approaches that help promote greater mental health. Topics covered include: Cognitive Behavior Techniques, Anxiety and fear, anger and rage, positive psychology, and thriving in the classroom. 

Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46


Forgiveness; Making Peace With Your Past
            Youngstown
Dates:
Feb. 7th & 21st (5:00-9:00)
Feb. 9th, 10th, 23rd, & 24th,  2019  (8:30-4:30)  

Course Description
This workshop is designed to address the challenges faced in developing classroom relations and the ways in which teachers can promote and encourage cooperation among a diverse student population.  Participants will develop a greater understanding of anger issues, denial,  victimization, and how to avoid potential problems in the classroom.  Through collaboration with their colleagues, participants will learn and practice new strategies that enhance and improve the quality of classroom relations while minimizing disruptions. 
 
Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46


Discipline Issues in the Classroom; Motivating & Managing Energy 
                Youngstown

Dates:
March 28th & April 14th, 2018   (5:00-9:00)       
March 2nd, 3rd, 16th & 17th,  2019   (8:30-4:30)

Course Description
This experiential workshop is designed to help teachers learn various strategies that will reduce conflicts in the classroom. We will discuss techniques that make students responsible for their own behavior, connecting habits, and stress and energy problems in the classroom versus discipline problems. Lastly, we will examine the "choice theory" as the foundation for changing behavior.

Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46


 Ensuring Student Success in the Classroom
               Youngstown
Dates:
April 4th & 18th, 2018 (5:00-9:00 pm)
April 6th, 7th, 27th, & 28th  2019 (8:30-4:30)

Course Description
The workshop will offer teachers new alternatives in classroom management by helping them distinguish between stress and energy problems and discipline problems.  Through a deeper understanding of the sources of stress and energy problems, participants will develop strategies to provide invitational education while managing misbehavior.

Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46

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Personal Growth & Professional Development III
               Youngstown
Dates:
May 2nd & 16th, 2018 (5:00-9:00 pm)
May 4th, 5th, 18th, & 19th,  2019 (8:30-4:30)

Course Description
This experientially oriented workshop is an extension of Professional Development & Personal Growth but does not require a prerequisite.  It will offer a variety of tools that can be used to facilitate change personally and professionally.  Clarifying long term values and goals is beneficial for educators and students as they prepare for their future. 

 
Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46

   

   

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