Improving Instruction K-12: High Yield Practices for Closing Achievement Gaps Across Content Areas

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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Ed OConnor
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 105
10/8/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
10/9/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Feldman

Description: The Improving Instruction K-12: High Yield Practices workshop, delivered by Dr. Kevin Feldman, is based on recent Institute of Education Sciences (IES) research syntheses e.g. Improving Reading Comprehension K-3 (Shanahan et al., 2010), and Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices. (Kamil et al., 2008). This workshop focuses on engaging elementary, middle, and high school teachers as well as instructional leaders to learn high yield instructional strategies that can be used across content areas for closing achievement gaps. This 2-day workshop will prove both high level system supports and strategies that promote effective instruction as well as specific strategies classroom teachers can apply for motivating and increasing student engagement in learning activities so that learning is accelerated for all students.

The workshop will also form the foundation for ongoing cohort learning across the year that will include site visitations, team Learning Walks and related forms of actionable instructional feedback such as video and peer coaching. The project has been shown to produce results for an intentional school culture of self-sustaining instructional improvement. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for continued participation in the ongoing cohort project if desired. Workshop fees will be credited toward full project registration costs for those who decide to join the cohort project group.

Cost: $300

About the Presenter: 

Dr. Kevin Feldman is the Emeritus Director of Reading and Intervention with the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE). His major contributions are in the areas of student engagement, academic vocabulary, comprehension/critical thinking strategies, preventing early reading failure, linking assessment to instruction and developing school-wide literacy support models for elementary, middle, and high school, with a significant focus on high risk students. Dr. Feldman serves as lead consultant to a number of RTI/ CCSS Instructional improvement related projects around the country (e.g. OR, MI, NE, IL, AK) supporting a rigorous effort to improve content area literacy or Tier 1 instruction in grades 4-12.

Note: If you are a nursing mother, please be sure to include that in the notes of your registration. We have a private room available for nursing mothers, which must be reserved. The key can be obtained from Emily at the front desk when you arrive.

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