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- Ease into Standards-Based Grading
- Increase Achievement by Explicitly Teaching Critical-Thinking Skills
- Tech Integration
- Center Success with SMART Boards
- Practical, Easy-to-Implement Anchor Activities
- Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century
- Begin with the End in Mind: Instructional Design Made Easy
- Meeting Diverse Reading Needs in the Classroom
- Writing to Meet the New Standards
- 30 Writing Mini-Lessons for the Diverse Classroom
- Teach Writing with Data-Driven Instruction
- Identifying Missing Foundational Skills in Reading and Writing
- Working with Words
- Help! My Entire Class Has ADHD!
- Meet and Exceed Math Expectations
- Small-Group Math
- Science and Social Studies are Reading Too!
- Join Cheryl for a closer look at standards-based learning, assessing, and grading. Explore how to reduce meaningless paperwork, use formative assessments to increase achievement, and challenge traditional grading practices such as zeroes, averaging grades, re-dos, homework, late work, grading effort and neatness of assignments, and much more. You'll walk away ready to instill a growth mindset in your students.
- Learn how to explicitly teach critical-thinking skills to increase achievement in your classroom by analyzing and utilizing information, addressing complex problems and issues, and creating patterns. You'll walk away with practical ideas you can use the very next day.
- Hand-held devices are popping up in classrooms across the country. Cheryl shares practical ways to manage your classroom using them and powerful ways to integrate them into your instruction. Plus, discover apps that will engage your students and facilitate learning.
- Turn your SMART Board into a center activity and your most effective management tool! Cheryl shares many activities your students can explore while you work in small groups. Learn how to tie these engaging strategies to your standards to get even more mileage out of your interactive white board.
Practical, Easy-to-Implement Anchor Activities
- Keep your students actively engaged in meaningful, high-level thinking activities while you spend time with individuals or small groups. Cheryl introduces anchor activities that not only challenge your students but also provides a foundation for future learning situations. You'll take home research-based, practical activities that provide reinforcement and practice in specific content areas.
Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century
- Make learning real for your students by getting them involved with online projects, Web Quests, and inquiry-based learning. Join Cheryl to discover resources that cover all content areas and develop higher-order thinking skills.
- Gain a clear road map that guides you in your instructional decision-making and maximizes the learning of all your students. Cheryl shares how to prioritize content at each grade level and build a coherent educational framework aligned to the standards. Discover how to use Cheryl's approach to increase staff collaboration and raise student achievement - it's easier than you may think!
Meeting Diverse Reading Needs in the Classroom
- Meet the needs of ALL your students in the classroom. After all students participate in a whole-class mini-lesson, they break into small groups or partners to practice skills. Learn easy-to-implement reading strategies and conferencing techniques to monitor individual progress. Plus, pick up time-saving record-keeping and management ideas.
- Gain a clear understanding of what the new standards require of your young writers and how to prepare them to succeed. Learn how to use narratives to teach students to write nonfiction text. In addition, take back writing conference ideas, organizational strategies, multimedia presentation tips, and informational writing techniques - all focused on meeting the new standards.
- Confidently address the instructional needs of all your students with mini-lessons that will leave your students begging to write. These research-based, time-tested strategies will bridge the gap between reading and writing for your students. Walk away with mini-lessons, conference techniques, and sharing strategies sure to motivate even the most reluctant writers.
- Bogged down with data? It doesn't have to be cumbersome. Learn how to effectively gather the data you need from three-minute writing conferences with students. Cheryl will show you how to easily chart the data to plan mini-lessons and how to use the data to increase achievement through whole-class mini-lessons and individualized conferences. Walk away from this fun, fast-paced session inspired to teach writing to your students.
Identifying Missing Foundational Skills in Reading and Writing
- You have to know what your students know before you can intervene. Join Cheryl to discover checklists, rubrics, and record-keeping ideas that will help you easily monitor each student's progress in order to appropriately plan instruction to meet their needs.
Working with Words
- Some students learn to read by reading. Others by writing. And still others by word study. Toss the age-old spelling lists and assess students spelling with transfer words. If they can spell one word, they can spell lots of words. Cheryl will show you how to maximize your word wall, increase vocabulary, and more!
Help! My Entire Class Has ADHD!
- Is it really ADHD - or learned helplessness? You'll learn engagement strategies for increasing focus and motivation. You'll explore intervention ideas for improving concentration. And, you'll return to your classroom with practical ideas you can use to help both types of learners be more successful in school.
Meet and Exceed Math Expectations
- Get a clear picture of how the new standards affect math teaching and learning in your classroom. Find out about ready-to-use strategies that will ensure that each student meets and exceeds expectations in math. Cheryl focuses on consistency and clarity, examines topics in-depth, and shares how to confidently meet the challenge of new and more rigorous expectations.
- Meet the needs of ALL your students in the classroom. After all students participate in a whole-class mini-lesson, they break into small groups to practice skills. Learn easy-to-implement math strategies and conferencing techniques to monitor individual progress. Plus, pick up time-saving record-keeping and management ideas.
- Take a fresh look at your science and social studies texts and how they are perfect tools for teaching literacy skills. Cheryl demonstrates souvenir ideas, thematic unit ideas, and mini-lessons you can use with any text. Plus, learn how to teach vocabulary in motion!