Managing student behavior and providing students with meaningful learning opportunities can be as elusive as Bigfoot himself. Today’s students are emerged in technology. Textbooks and novels can hardly compare to the 3-D games and virtual realities of student free time. The secret to capturing and keeping your students’ attention lies within well-orchestrated, highly-engaging instruction strategies that hold all students accountable for learning.
Join educators from around the state at this two-day workshop designed to help you “crack the code” on the mysteries of student engagement. You’ll leave with dozens of research-based, easy to use strategies that will transform your classroom into an organized culture of learning. These strategies can be implemented into all grade levels and content areas, and support a wide-range of instructional topics, including: literacy, mathematics, comprehension, classroom management, transitions and many more.
- Develop an understanding of the science behind brain-based instructional strategies;
- Build a toolkit of more than 50 strategies designed to “spark” student engagement;
- Experience hands-on learning activities you can apply in your classroom to keep the student engagement “spark” alive all year long!
Cracking the Code: Sparking Student Engagement
August 17-18, 2015
9:00am – 3:30pm
Institute for Excellence in Education
711 West Pickard Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Lunch will be provided.
Kevin Champagne: As an Instructional Coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education, Kevin provides professional development and job-embedded coaching to educators throughout Michigan. With over 12 years of classroom experience, Kevin specializes in data-driven instruction and mathematics best-practices. Passionate about increasing student achievement, he also excels in technology integration in the classroom and increasing parent involvement. Kevin holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.
Paula Geller has served as a Leadership Coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education for the past seven years. With over 30 years of experience as a school administrator and teacher, Paula works side-by-side with principals, teacher leadership teams and school improvement teams to build Professional Learning Communities and support the implementation of new strategies into schools. A frequent facilitator for professional development workshops, Paula’s specialties include student engagement strategies, disciplinary literacy, curriculum design, developing assessments and cooperative learning. Paula has earned Master’s degrees in Education and Educational Leadership from The University of Houston and Central Michigan University, respectively.
Theresa Palmer brings over 10 years of classroom experience to her role as an Academic Coach at the Institute for Excellence in Education. A passionate advocate for ensuring educators are meeting the needs of all children, Theresa supports educators in schools throughout Michigan by facilitating professional development workshops and providing job-embedded coaching in the areas of student engagement, instructional strategies, and using formative assessment data to differentiate instruction. Theresa earned a Master’s degree in Middle Level Education from Central Michigan University.
SCECHs (formerly SB-CEUs)
Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours are available for an additional fee.
Event Registration Cancellation Policy
Transfer: Registrations are transferrable, but not refundable. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to one day in advance of the event without charge.
Cancellation by Participant: No refunds will be given, but a voucher for attendance at another Institute for Excellence in Education event will be offered and will be valid for one full year.
Cancellation by IEE: In the event of circumstances beyond its control, the Institute for Excellence in Education reserves the right to amend or cancel any event. If the Institute for Excellence in Education cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.