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.