Graphic Organizers: Part 1

This mini-course features methods of teaching and learning through three Graphic Organizers. Teachers learn to use the visual representations to help students organize ideas and thoughts, learn, and remember information. Three conceptual organizers, T-chart, web, and Venn Diagram, are known to assist students in their learning of any content. Examples and uses of the three organizers are discussed with examples of their use. Both teachers and administrators will benefit from this information.

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Graphic Organizers: Part 2

This mini-course features methods of teaching and learning through three Graphic Organizers. Teachers learn to use the visual representations to help students organize ideas and thoughts, learn, and remember information. Three conceptual organizers, T-chart, web, and Venn Diagram, are known to assist students in their learning of any content. Examples and uses of the three organizers are discussed with examples of their use. Both teachers and administrators will benefit from this information.

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Writing Strategies for ESL Students

The focus of this series will be how to integrate strategies to enhance the writing instruction in your classroom. In this presentation, we will be discussing the four domains of language. We will review the five stages of language acquisition including characteristics of each stage, writing strategies that can be integrated into your classroom for each stage of learner, as well as a focus for instructional practices. We will discuss and clarify the importance of understanding the two different types of language, BICS and CALP. We will then focus on three strategies that can be used at each stage, across […]

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Leading Continuous Improvement: Part 1

This mini-course will focus on theoretical basis and processes related to strategic and tactical planning in school improvement. Strategies for leadership that support, create, and maintain healthy and effective educational organizations are presented. Ideas for creating a common vision for learning and applying strategies for continuous improvement and systemic reform are explored. This presentation was initially delivered to a class of doctoral students at Acacia University.

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