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.
                                        Summer Workshops 

                          Weeks in Youngstown:
                                      June 3-7
                                      June 10-14
                                      June 17-21
                                      June 24-28

Please join us at our next workshop!

 Online Courses:

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:  

April 14th
April 21st
April 28th
May 5th
May 12th
Final Project Due: May 19th 

Summer Dates:
June 2nd
June 9th
June 16th
June 23rd
June 30th  All Work Due

Making Thinking Visible
Dates:  

April 14th
April 21st
April 28th
May 5th
May 12th
Final Project Due: May 19th 

Summer Dates:
June 2nd
June 9th
June 16th
June 23rd
June 30th  All Work Due

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:

April 14th
April 21st
April 28th
May 5th
May 12th
Final Project Due: May 19th 

Summer Dates:
June 2nd
June 9th
June 16th
June 23rd
June 30th  All Work Due

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


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Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management

Course Description

This course offers teachers a variety of practical strategies to create a cooperative and respectful classroom environment. Studies indicate that encouraging good behavior and discouraging misbehavior by offering rewards and punishments has very few benefits and rarely changes behavior. When teachers empower students to address and correct misbehavior, it has a lasting impact. Topics included in this online course are: restorative practices, structures that support restorative practices, creating a mindset for restorative practices, and concrete examples for all grade levels that bring out the best in all students.

Dates:
Week 1- June 2nd
Week 2 - June 9th
Week 3 - June 16th
Week 4 - June 23rd
Week 5 - June 30th - All Work Due

*book required

This course is set up through Schoology and all assignments will be submitted online. The required book for this is:Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management  by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, & Nancy Frey

     
  SUMMER COURSES
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  Ensuring Student Success
            New Philadelphia
Dates:

June 1st, 2nd, 8th, & 9th,  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:
Welty Middle School
315 4th Street
New Philadelphia, Ohio


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Breaking the Cycle of Failure
            Youngstown
Dates:

June 3rd-7th,  2019 (8:30-4:30)   

Course Description
This workshop is designed to address the challenges of working with students who struggle to achieve passing grades, have a history of discipline issues, and/or  fail to connect with the teacher and other students. This course examines the increasing number of students failing in schools, how educators can reduce the failure rate, and how teachers can assist students in breaking the cycle of failure by encouraging direction rather than perfection.

Location:
Home 2 You Suites (Directly behind the Country Inn & Suites)
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46
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Successful Teaching in the Classroom
            Youngstown
Dates:

June 10th-14th   2019  (8:30-4:30)  

Course Description
 
This experiential course will focus on strategies to help teachers and students become more successful in the classroom. Many teachers are aware that the demands of teaching can often be stressful due to the demands required. We will address stress, organization, and a variety of ways to develop positive relationships with students.  In addition, the focus will be on creating a restorative approach to discipline  rather than a punitive one that focuses on punishments and rewards. We will examine the issue of misbehavior in the classroom and focus on developing a positive plan that will encourage success.
 
Location:
Home2You Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46

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Making Students Accountable:
An Alternative Approach to Rewards and Punishments  
                Youngstown

Dates:

June 17th-21st  (8:30-4:30)

Course Description

This course offers teachers a variety of practical strategies to create a cooperative and respectful classroom environment. Studies indicate that encouraging good behavior and discouraging misbehavior by offering rewards and punishments has very few benefits and rarely changes behavior. When teachers empower students to address and correct misbehavior, it has a lasting impact. Topics included in this online course are: restorative practices, structures that support restorative practices, creating a mindset for restorative practices, and concrete examples for all grade levels that bring out the best in all students.

Location:
Suites Home 2 You Suites (behind Country Inn & Suites)
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46

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Clarity for Learning: Empowering Students and Teachers
            Youngstown
Dates:

June 24th -28th   (8:30-4:30)  

Course Description  
This workshop is designed to address simple approaches that empower students and teachers.  This course mines how teachers can see the assignment or content through the eyes of their students.   The course focuses on five main areas that teachers can focus on to increase student clarity and increase achievement in all grade levels that lead to greater success in the classroom.  
 
Location:
Home 2 You Suites ( Directly behind 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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