Applied Practice offers Professional Development workshops to support the classroom implementation of resources. In these workshops, teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate with an experienced facilitator in reviewing best practices, effective strategies, and teaching behaviors. Guided teacher instruction is designed to raise the level of rigor and higher-level thinking in the classroom.
Workshops are offered as three-or six-hour sessions for a maximum of 30 teachers. For information on pricing and scheduling, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAAR Reading and Writing:
Teachers will use literature-based materials designed to prepare students for STAAR. Facilitators will demonstrate an approach to the materials that combines test prep with planned curricular units for maximum time on task.
STAAR Middle Grades Science and Biology EOC:
Using engaging, hands-on lessons combined with test preparation strategies, teachers will participate in activities and collaborate on best practices for increasing student achievement. Science workshops are available to support either the 8th grade STAAR test or the Biology EOC test. All workshops provide teachers with activities that address science content and effective instruction, helping increase students’ conceptual understanding and providing them with adequate practice for success on the STAAR test.
Master Classes Writing Series:
The Master Classes Series is based on the premise that purposeful analysis of great literature leads to the development of proficiency in student writing. In this session, teachers examine writing skills such as thesis construction, argument development, purposeful syntax, and comparison/contrast in excerpts from well-known published texts. Under the guidance of an experienced facilitator, teachers develop instructional strategies for encouraging students to implement these skills in their own writing.
English from A to Z:
English from A to Z supports a vertically aligned curriculum by utilizing examples from classic and modern literature. Participants will review topic-based lessons and activities appropriate for college-ready classrooms and discuss various approaches for implementation.
Applied Practice is proud to offer customized Professional Development to meet the needs of teachers of Advanced Placement and other courses designed to foster college readiness.
Face-to-Face Classroom Mentoring:
Applied Practice offers teachers the opportunity to collaborate with a master teacher during the school year. In addition to classroom-ready resources, each teacher will receive two classroom visits, email and phone support, and an optional opportunity to visit the master teacher’s classroom to observe and share with other teachers in the program. Mentorships are available for English, math, science, and social studies teachers. Mentorships begin in September 2018. Spaces are limited.
For information on pricing and scheduling, contact email@example.com.