Upcoming events list

Phenomena-based Learning in K-12 Science Classrooms

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12
Nov
Webinar

Why is the sand hot at the beach? Why are ash trees dying in Tennessee? Why do most adults around the world get a stomachache when they drink milk? With the recent implementation of new practice-focused science standards in Tennessee and across the country, phenomena-based learning has emerged as an effective way of helping students make sense of science in their everyday lives. In this approach, students observe a natural phenomenon and investigate why it occurs- an approach that mirrors how actual scientists find answers through reasoning and inquiry.

Event date(s): 
November 12, 2019
Event time(s): 
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (CST)

Interactive Storytime: How to bring books to life!

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3
Dec
Webinar

Get your Storytime moving! Create the excitement of a book by following along and acting it out. Learn how to run a tooth fairy training camp, travel with Max to Where the Wild Things Are, actually become a dot, and move to the directions given. Susan Frizsell of the Nashville Public Library Foundation’s Bringing Books to Life! program will share clever tips and tricks on making and using props, sound effects, and costumes.

Event date(s): 
December 3, 2019
Event time(s): 
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (CST)

Instructional Technology Coaching Academy

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22
Jan
Seminar

The Ayers Institute Instructional Technology Coaching Academy is useful for anyone who coaches teachers on the effective use of technology for learning. It is structured to equip new coaches and build capacity in current coaches through interactive instruction and relevant practice focused on the skills necessary for coaching.

Event date(s): 
January 22 - 23, 2020
Event time(s): 
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CST) both days

Instructional Coaching Academy: Skills Development

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4
Mar
Seminar

The Ayers Institute Instructional Coaching Academy: Skills Development will build on the knowledge gained during the Coaching Models and Practices session. This academy will focus on deepening the skills of listening, paraphrasing, presuming positivity, and providing reflective feedback by engaging in authentic practice of these foundational coaching tools. Participants will also focus on essential self-awareness, consider the coaching cycle developed by the Ayers Institute, and explore the various kinds of conversations that lead to growth in those we coach.

Event date(s): 
March 4 - 5, 2020
Event time(s): 
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CST) both days