From the Center for Christian Urban Educators
April 4, 2017
Keep Talking to Yourself - it's Doing Wonders for Your Brain
The Challenge of Creating Schools That Work for Everyone
It’s no secret that many students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities often lag behind their classmates in school. The mechanisms and circumstances that create or widen the divides between academic haves and have nots can be harder to see. Learn about the success of Wheaton North High School in persuading more students to take Advanced Placement classes.
How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies
In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.” Learn more here as Carey shares three key take aways from his book.
TECH TALK - Using Technology to Connect Students to Authors
Read how teachers are using technology tools like Twitter, Skype, and even Google Docs connect their students to authors. These conversations convey to students that authors are real people and gives them a “behind-the-curtain look at the writing, revising and publishing process. Learn more here.
edWEb - Isabel Beck, Ph.D. and Margaret McKeown, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 6, 4:00 PM (EDT)
edWeb - Sarah Judd
Thursday, April 6, 3:00 PM (EDT)
bloomz - Monica Burns
Thursday, April 13, 5:00 PM (EDT)
ASCD - Robert Marzano
Thursday, April 13, 3:00 PM (EDT)
LittleBits - Christopher Dunkel and Killt Knight
Thursday, April 13, 2:00 PM (EDT)
CACE Innovation Webinar - Chuck Evans
April 25, 2:00 PM (EDT)
Seven Star - Julie Evans
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM (EST)
FOR TEACHERS: 6 Hand Signals that Bring Learning to Life
Learn about a simple, visible, and nonintrusive way to gather feedback on student reasoning and comprehension instantly. Many teachers use hand signals for classroom management but they can also be an effective tool for providing instant feedback and valuable insight for teachers about students' moment-to-moment reasoning and comprehension of the content being discussed.
FOR PARENTS: What Your Kids Need Most From You
It costs nothing and takes only moments a day. It’s at the core of every relationship - we want to be seen - we want to matter. Read more here and take the “little p presence” challenge!
FOR TEACHERS: Strategies for Students with Scattered Brains
FOR SCHOOL LEADERS: Principal of a School on the Edge
Recruit is a Verb - Advancement Workshop sponsored by CSI
Recruitment is an ongoing challenge for administrators in Christian schools. But with the right tools and a well-crafted plan, the job will be easier, more successful, and best of all, enjoyable.
The workshop is designed for development / advancement / admissions directors and up to two additional individuals from the school, such as the principal or a board member. Learn the basics (and more!) about recruiting new families to your Christian school.
Date and Time: Monday, April 17, 10:00 AM to Tuesday, April 18, Noon
Location: Timothy Christian School, Elmhurst, IL
Cost: $50.00 for first enrollee, $25 each for second and third enrollees from the same school.