Trojan Teacher Institute

Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Implement Personalized Learning


Have you ever done a complete remodel of a house? It's a lot of work! But the results are so amazing, that it's all worth it. Still, it can seem quite daunting. Tearing down existing walls are scary. What if you tear down the wrong wall and the roof collapses? Some people have a hard time visualizing what the end result will be. It's up to those with the vision and the know-how to guide others to make it a reality.

Changing how we teach can be a lot like remodeling a house. Sometimes it's hard to imagine what school would be like with personalized learning. Most of us have only known one way of teaching - both as a teacher and a student. It seems like so much work to change. And it can be a little scary, too, tearing down what you already know.

But just like that house, your teaching has a strong foundation. It's not about changing everything, it's about improving. And your PLEF has the vision and the know-how to guide you along the way.

The Trojan Teacher Institute will teach you how to improve on your already solid teaching foundation. Each Monday, Ms. Martin will offer sessions throughout the day in her office. Each session will have a different focus. Come only to the ones that you think will benefit you. See the Session Schedule and offered times below.

Session Schedule

Click the link to sign up for each week's Institute.

March 30th - Get Engaged, Stay Engaged

Learn how to get your students engaged in class, and keep them engaged.

April 20th - Questioning Our Questions

Are you asking the right questions in class to get depth of knowledge?

April 27th - Choices, Choices (with Choice Boards)

Use choice boards to keep students engaged and motivated.

May 4th - Is that Question Really Essential?

Learn what makes an EQ essential.

May 11th - Digital Tools to Advance Formative Assessment

What tools are available to help you formatively assess?

May 18th - Using Stations to Increase Rigor

How can stations increase the rigor of your class activities?

*** Topics are subject to change, but this will be updated as soon as possible with any changes.

Session Times

Session times are meant to coincide with planning times. Sessions will begin promptly at the stated time. If the school schedule changes, sessions will follow the school schedule.

8th Grade: 9:30 - 10:15 AM

Encore: 11:00 - 11:45 AM

7th Grade: 1:00 - 1:45 PM

6th Grade: 2:30 - 3:15 PM

Meet the PLEF

Teena is a Personalized Learning Environment Facilitator. She's here to help you implement personalized learning.