Lear Workshops - Graduate Workshops
               Workshop Offerings for Fall 2018 
 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 facilitatean 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:  

Oct. 28th
Nov. 4th
Nov. 11th
Nov. 18th
Nov. 25th
Final Project Due: Dec. 2nd


Making Thinking Visible
Dates:  

Oct. 28th
Nov. 4th
Nov. 11th
Nov. 18th
Nov. 25th
Final Project Due: Dec. 2nd


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 *NEW*
Dates:

Oct. 28th
Nov. 4th
Nov. 11th
Nov. 18th
Nov. 25th
Final Project Due: Dec. 2nd

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


     
  FALL COURSES
Power of a Positive Mindset & Stress Reductions Techniques I
            Youngstown
Dates:
Sept. 13 & 27th (5:00-9:00 pm)
Sept. 15, 16, 29, 30th  2018 (8:30-4:30)   

Course Description

This experientially oriented workshop is designed to offer techniques to promote a healthier, stress-less lifestyle, offering practical strategies for teachers and students on how to use time more efficiently by using simple organizational strategies. These strategies will enable teachers and  students to achieve higher productivity in the classroom, resulting in higher success rates.
Course Objectives
Participants will:
           
·                      Identify areas of weakness with regard to organization in the classroom
·                      Develop classroom forms that will aid with organization
·                      Devise a system to deal with the challenge of paperwork (OTES, SLOs, student information, data)
·                      Learn how to use assessment and testing tools more effectively
·                      Increase the amount of instructional time in the classroom
·                      Create various ways for students to show what they know

·                      Spend more time living and less time stressing, when we have no control over the outcome
 
Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46

Cancelled Thursday 10/4/18n due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  See you Saturday!

Creating an Environment Where Thinking is Promoted, Valued, & Encouraged
            Youngstown
Dates:
October 4 & 18 (5:00-9:00)
October 6, 7, 20, 21,   2018  (8:30-4:30)  

Course Description
This experientially oriented workshop examines how to create a classroom culture where thinking is promoted, valued, and visible. Topics will include: how to help students reach their full potential, activities that promote higher-level thinking, how this environment will increase student scores on tests, increasing writing skills, activities and handouts to help students gain a deeper meaning of the content and process.

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

Decreasing Stress and Increasing Productivity

                Youngstown

Dates:
November 1st & 15, 2018   (5:00-9:00)       
November 3, 4, 17, 18, 2018   (8:30-4:30)

Course Description

This experientially oriented workshop is designed to offer a safe environment to examine factors effecting teacher and student productivity.  It will include proactive strategies to reduce and alleviate teacher stress which will result in effective instruction and increased productivity in the classroom.
  
Location:
Country Inn & Suites
Youngstown, Ohio
Rt. 80 & 46


 Time Management for Students & Teachers
               Youngstown
Dates:
November 29 & Dec. 13, 2018 (5:00-9:00 pm)
December 1, 2, 15, & 16, 2018 (8:30-4:30)

Course Description
This experientially oriented workshop is designed to offer practical strategies for teachers and students on how to use time more efficiently by using simple organizational strategies. These strategies will enable both the teachers and the student to be more successful in the classroom. Topics include: working smarter, not harder, using assessment tools more effectively, increasing instructional time in the classroom.

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

   

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