Site-Based Workshop Topics
CORD's site-based workshops are customized for educational institutions and tailored to fit the needs of local teachers. They can be delivered at your location in single-day, multiple-day, or hybrid formats combining face-to-face instruction and longer term online learning community support. Below are examples of some of the workshops CORD has offered for educators:
to Reach All Students
To answer the question “Why do I have to learn this?” teachers need to be able to show the relevance of content to student experience or interest. Most students learn best when such connections are made. This workshop is designed to help teachers from all disciplines develop strategies to promote learning for understanding rather than simple acquisition of knowledge. Workshop content is tailored to address the state standards that must be taught by participants.
Empowering Teachers to
Develop Contextual Projects
This workshop helps teachers recognize the importance of using projects as a vehicle for helping students learn for understanding. Presentations and products are the outcomes expected of students when using this method of teaching. The workshop helps teachers learn to effectively use projects and performance-based assessments as teaching tools.
A Hands-on Workshop for Secondary Teachers
Imagine a school at which teachers know exactly the essential skills and knowledge their students should be learning and how their colleagues are teaching to the same standards. In such an environment, teachers can successfully collaborate with one another on lessons and units. This workshop looks at the teaching process as it relates to standards-based education. Participants are engaged in the development of standards-based lessons, assessments, and active learning strategies. Come be renewed by instructional ideas that are engaging for students and have been proven to yield better results on state assessments as well as on norm-referenced, alternative, and criterion-referenced assessments.
for Career and Technical Education
This professional development program is designed to enable career and technical education teachers to infuse higher levels of mathematics into existing CTE courses. The program will enable CTE teachers to deepen students’ understanding of algebra and geometry concepts as they are used to solve authentic workplace problems.
During the program, participants will be engaged in the development of work-based problems and the alignment of the problems to state math standards.
To learn more about CORD's professional development services contact:
Teemus Warner, Professional Development Coordinator
800-972-2766 ext. 337
Please consider the following as you begin planning your workshop:
- Who will attend your professional development event?
- What do you want participants to know and be able to do upon completion?
- How will you evaluate the application of participants' new skills?
- When and where will professional development be held? What time?
- How does this event support your institution's improvement plan?