Professional Development Update



MaryAnne Buckley is taking personalized professional development to the next level by offering participants in her December 5 session the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time. From these questions, she will target the afternoon work to your needs.

Don't miss this opportunity to direct the conversation.

Don't just hope your topic of interest is covered, know it will be.

Don't forget to visit and enroll by November 19!

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Rethinking the Whole Class Novel in Secondary ELA

Have your always taught "The Great Gatsby", Romeo and Juliet", or "Of Mice and Men"? Or perhaps a more contemporary text set such as "Hunger Games" or "Speak"? Are you bored with the same texts or looking to update your units and be sure they are standards aligned? Do you feel like you're doing all the talking and thinking and reading? Then this session is for you!

Come learn with colleagues about alternative ways of approaching whole class novels, whether contemporary or classics, to align to the lifelong practices of readers and writers, incorporate new literacies and engage students. Plan on leaving with a possible text set and unit plan outline. Follow up courses and coaching possible.

Shake up your curriculum with Jamie Wojtowicz

December 4, 2018 from 8 am to 3 pm

$119/participant, register online

Engagement and the Introverted Student

Participants in this hybrid course will participate in an online book study centered on "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. The course will use this text as a springboard for conversation around student engagement and our expectations around what that may (or may not!) look like.

Participants will meet in person following the study for a half-day PD in which applicable ideas for the classroom will also be shared. **NOTE: Participants are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book.

December 13, 2018 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

$95/participant, register online