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					                            Summer 2011 Workshops


June 15, 2011 - Parental Involvement – 9:00 – 12:00 Tech II; Dr. Barbara Wood,
Experienced Arkansas Administrator; Building Level Administrators, Counselors,
Parental Involvement Coordinators
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
This session will be an interactive experience to reflect upon and raise issues as to how
an effective leader can implement successful strategies to strengthen the school's
relationship with families and the greater community. Participants will examine a
checklist for improving parent involvement and exchange ideas that will foster strong
communication with families about school programs and student progress.

June 15, 2011 - Bullying: A Learning Journey Bill Belsey, Canadian Educator and
founder of bullying.org; K-12 Teachers; 12:30 – 3:30 Tech II
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
This session will share a personal and professional learning journey about bullying that
has lead to the creation of www.bullying.org, the multiple award-winning website for
parents, communities, schools and students. This presentation will challenge traditional
attitudes about bullying held by many adults as Mr. Belsey shares his own personal and
professional experiences and mistakes in dealing with bullying. Participants will be
introduced to some of the world’s best research about bullying and the implications it
has on the creation of anti-bullying policies and the implementation of effective anti-
bullying programs. Participants will also receive concrete strategies as to how schools
and communities can work together to address bullying as a community issue.

June 20, 2011- "From Tranquility to Turbulence" Heather Berttinardi 9:00 – 12:00
Conference Room
The Arsenal Crisis-Arkansas' Fort Sumnter. This workshop will cover, primary source
document use, arkansas history, compare and contrast, nationaol to state, Civil war and
us. This workshop will look at the crisis and the primary source documents
surrounding it as well as compare it nationally. This coordinates with the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War.

June 21, 2011 – From Mummies to Origami: Resources and Ideas for Art
Instructors – 9:00 – 12:00 Tech II (Compressed Interactive Video – CIV); K-12 Art
Teachers
Join this highly interactive session from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Participants will
be introduced to a variety of topics from mummies to origami! Learn about teacher
resources on the museum website and sample richly visual arts-integrated lessons
available to students.
June 22, 2011 – Economics – Billy Britt 9:00 – 12:00 Tech II
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
Description will be forthcoming.

June 22, 2011 –19th Century Arkansas History: Through the Lens of Historic
Washington State Park; Billy Nations, Chief Interpreter for Historic Washington State
Park;12:30 – 3:30; Tech II; K-12 Teachers
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
Travel back to the early 19th Century with the Historic Washington State Park in
Washington, Arkansas. Participants will learn about the significance of Washington as
an important stop on the rugged Southwest Trail for pioneers traveling to Texas. James
Bowie, Sam Houston and Davy Crockett traveled through Washington. James Black, a
local blacksmith, is credited with creating the legendary Bowie Knife here. Later, the
town became a major service center for area planters, merchants and professionals.
Washington was the Confederate Capital of Arkansas from 1863-1865. Resources and
activities will be shared for Arkansas History lesson plans.

June 23, 2011 – Don’t Teach AR History in a Vacuum –(7-12) 8:30 – 3:30
Conference Center 
This workshop will cover ways to connect AR History to US History and World History.
Often, AR History is taught in a vacuum and students do not understand the relevance
of the events, movements, and people that defined our state’s history. Many events in
AR History are directly tied to events in National and World History. Exercises,
storylines and resources will be demonstrated to help students make these important
connections. In addition, participants will be shown writing exercises and assignments
to be used in the classroom that will help students make the global connection.  Dr.
Berry will also unveil a new website for teachers created by the Department of Arkansas
Heritage called the Arkansas History Hub

June 23 and 24, 2011 – Moodle – Using an Online Classroom Management System
to Create an Interactive Course. Tech 1; 8:30 – 3:30; K-12 Classroom Teachers; April
Shepherd
This two day workshop is designed for teachers who are looking to combine online
learning with face to face teaching. Participants will receive a username and password
to create their online content/webpage. Teachers will be building content to use in the
upcoming school year. Skills learned during this workshop; how to transfer content from
paper based tasks to online tasks, how to create online assessments and assignments;
how to embed video, create student collaboration, communicate with parents and
create online games. Teachers will need to bring their curriculum for this two day
workshop. At the conclusion of the workshop, teachers will have a supplemental online
webpage that will enhance their face to face classroom. 
June 27, 2011 Bring History Alive – Kimbell Talley 8:00 – 4:00
Learn how hands-on history labs can truly engage all students. In this workshop,
teachers make peanut butter, a dragon kite, paper planes, and a barometer. Free
materials are distributed on other engaging labs such as model canoes and water
wheels. Suggested grades K-12th.

June 29, 2011 - Ten Best Practices in Organizing and Engaging Students using
the Civil Rights Movement – Kimbell Talley;Conference Center; 8:00 – 4:00
In this workshop, participants learn how to use effective teaching strategies based on
research that is highly student-centered such as effective daily openers, student self-
regulation skills, peer editing, student-led conferences, and much more. Suggested
grades 4th-12th.

June 30, 2011 – Slavery and Slave Resistance in Arkansas; Jodi Morris; Tech II;
8:00 – 4:00
The fight for Civil Rights for African Americans began with the fight against slavery. In
this workshop, we will look at slavery, efforts to fight and resist slavery by those
enslaved, and what political role slavery played in Arkansas’ eventual secession from
the Union. Participants will receive a lesson plan and
packets of primary source material that are Arkansas specific. The materials and
activities for this work-shop were developed as part of the “Passages: Abolition and the
Underground Railroad” Seminar at Yale University, July 2009, sponsored by Gilder
Lerhman Institute of American History; suggested grades 7-12th.

July 13, 2011 – Manhattan School of Music– 9:00 – 12:00 Juliana Han, Museum
Educator; Tech II; K-12 Music and History Teachers
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
Participants will build on the understanding of influences that have shaped American
music over the last century and learn about the stylistic differences between music in
different eras. Participants will observe how the music of the century progressed with
social development and fused itself with other art forms such as visual arts and dance.

July 13, 2011 – AR Stories Through the ARTS; Charley Sandage; 12:30 – 3:30
Tech II; (Compressed Interactive Video); K-12 Art and History Teachers
This workshop will focus on integrating the storytelling capacities of the arts, involving
students at all grade levels in storytelling via the arts skills they have learned, and
fashioning required Arkansas history units as a focus for arts-facilitated storytelling.
Drawing upon personal experience in using music, writing, visual arts, theatre,
computer-based design, and interdisciplinary collaboration by teachers, this session will
focus on practical as well as creative considerations; frameworks, the search for
resources, and competing demands on teacher time.
July 14, 2011 – Hands Around the Globe – Tech II – Dr. Howie DeBlasi
9:00 – 12:00 (CIV – Compressed Interactive Video)
Participants will create global projects using free software to connect school
communities around the world! This session will assist teachers to meet the demands
of the global community by integrating projects into curriculum areas, supporting
teaching and learning and improving digital literacy. Learn to guide students in the
exploration of the cornerstones of media, research, technology and literature through
"minds-on and hands-on" learning.

July 20, 2011 – Economics – Billy Britt – Tech II – 9:00 – 12:00
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
Description will be forthcoming.

July 20, 2011 – AR Museum of Military History – Tech II – 12:30 – 3:30
(Compressed Interactive Video – CIV)
Description will be forthcoming.

July 21, 2011 – Moodle with Blended Learning – Cathi Swan – 9:00 – 3:30
(CIV – Compressed Interactive Video) Tech II
A “blended or hybrid approach” to learning combines the best elements of online and
face-to-face learning. If trends continue, it is likely to emerge as the predominant model
of the future — and to become far more common than either one alone. Participants
will be introduced to the benefits of this instructional approach, the types of blended
learning, and determine which type best suits their classroom needs. An introduction to
MOODLE will be shared and participants will receive guided hands-on exploration time
with this popular course-management system.

July 26 and 27, 2011 – Distance Learning Instructor Training
8:30 – 3:30 April Shepherd 8:30 – 3:30 K-12
This two-day training is for teachers that are interested in teaching content via CIV
(Compressed Interactive Video). Participants will learn the basics of effective design
and layout for visual aids, become comfortable using the equipment, be exposed to
interactive instructional strategies, receive tips on lesson planning and classroom
management, develop strategies for building relationships from a distance and the roles
and importance of a good facilitator.

August 11, 2011 –Training for NEW-INCOMING Distance Learning Facilitators
8:30 – 3:30 K-12 Tech I
This training is required for NEW facilitators within the Dawson consortium that are
scheduled to be in the 2011-2012 distance learning classroom. Facilitators will be led
through a series of modules including face to face interaction and online components.
These modules will teach computer skills, roles and responsibilities within the distance
learning classroom, and skills for effectively managing a distance learning classroom.
In addition, facilitators will also receive hands experience in using distance learning
equipment and learn how to trouble shoot problems should they occur within the
distance learning environment.

 

				
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