Byram Hills Learning Lab



COURSE OFFERINGS

SUMMER 2018

(All Learning Lab workshops are pre-approved and do not require Course Approval forms.)

Payment is due at time of registration.

You will not be enrolled in the course if payment is not received at District Office by the registration deadline. The registatrion deadline is June 20th.


COURSES #1 & #2 are limited to 15 participants total. First registrants to submit payment to District Office will be registered for the course.

COURSE #1

TITLE: DESIGNING PROBLEM-BASED AUTHENTIC LEARNING UNITS

DESCRIPTION:

Explore the power of problem-based learning in the classroom. Design a problem-based task, a rubric to drive instruction, and a scaffold of rich and diverse learning activities to implement with your students.

Syllabus:

  1. Understanding how “Raising Academic Rigor,” “Engaging Students in Learning,” and “Building Student Responsibility for Learning” go hand-in-hand
  2. Developing authentic, open-ended, problem-based tasks that create a felt-need to learn (expectations adjusted if the participant has taken the introductory course)
  3. Designing analytic rubrics to offer clearly articulated expectations, a roadmap for all learners, and challenges for gifted learners
  4. Designing a scaffold for learning to develop differentiated learning and practice activities
  5. Developing one or more other structures to support the unit, e.g.:
    • Formative Assessments to drive instructional planning
    • Facilitation Questions to probe students’ thinking at higher cognitive levels
    • Facilitation Grid to manage your ongoing student facilitation

Watch IDE Corp.’s YouTube video:

What’s the difference between project-based learning and problem-based learning?


This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, "Students Taking Charge" as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance.

Students Taking Charge Book Cover Click HERE to purchase (Use Code IRK69 for a 20% off discount).




Audience: K - 12 Teachers

Instructor: Innovative Designs for Education (IDE)

Location: Online

Dates: July 10 - July 24 ** 2 Week Summer Session **

Credit: 2 in-service credits*

Materials Needed: Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, "Students Taking Charge", a computer and Internet Access

REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION CLOSED

*NOTE This is a fully online, asynchronous course. Within the start and end dates, you determine the pace of the workflow through self-guided learning. You must complete the course requirements in order to receive the certificate of completion. It is expected that you put in the required 30 hours for the 2-in-service credits.

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COURSE #2

TITLE: GETTING STARTED WITH EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN YOUR CLASSROOM: DESIGNING LESSON PLANS TO BUILD STUDENTS' EF

DESCRIPTION:

Executive function is critical to all students’ academic achievement; and we now know it can be developed and accelerated. Enhance your academic lesson plans by fostering the six key aspects of executive function, intentionally building critical achievement prerequisites in students.

Syllabus:

  1. Understanding how executive function is inextricably linked to the academic achievement of students at all developmental levels through the lens of six levels of increasingly complex life skills
  2. Understanding how executive function develops and how growth can be accelerated
  3. Understanding the difference between learning and practice activities, and the importance of purposeful “grappling” with content
  4. Developing learning and practice activities aimed at building executive function across the seven key components: working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, reasoning, problem-solving, and self-regulation
  5. Creating a plan to implement structures that build executive function in the learning environment
  6. Learning to facilitate instruction by asking questions that lead to the development of greater executive function

Watch Dr. Nancy Sulla’s YouTube videos:

“Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement”


“All Students Can Learn with Executive Function“


This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Building Executive Function Book Cover

Click HERE to purchase (Use Code IRK69 for a 20% off discount).



Audience: K - 12 Teachers

Instructor: Innovative Designs for Education (IDE)

Location: Online

Dates: July 10 - July 24 ** 2 Week Summer Session **

Credit: 2 in-service credits*

Materials Needed: Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, ""Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement", a computer and Internet Access

REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION CLOSED

*NOTE

This is a fully online, asynchronous course. Within the start and end dates, you determine the pace of the workflow through self-guided learning. You must complete the course requirements in order to receive the certificate of completion. It is expected that you put in the required 30 hours for the 2-in-service credits

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COURSE #3

TITLE: MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS

DESCRIPTION:

This course unpacks the teaching approach that was used in an 18-lesson intervention that raised the achievement of students learning mathematics by the equivalent of 1.6 years of school. In the teaching intervention, Jo Boaler taught 6/7 graders by giving the students new knowledge of the brain, mindset and mathematics learning and taught through open, creative mathematics.

The course includes over 30 videos of the teaching and interviews with students. It also includes interviews with mindset guru Carol Dweck and leading mathematician Steve Strogatz. The course will be helpful for teacher of mathematics, K-16, and leaders of mathematics. It consists of short videos interspersed with various thinking tasks - such as reflecting on videos, designing ideas, and discussing ideas with peers in the class - to promote active engagement.

Who is Jo Boaler?



Audience: K - 12 Math Teachers

Instructor: Jo Boaler

Location: Online

Dates: July 9 - August 24

Credit: 2 in-service credits*

Materials Needed: Computer and Internet Access

REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION CLOSED


NOTE This is a fully online, asynchronous course. Within the start and end dates, you determine the pace of the workflow through self-guided learning. You must complete the course requirements in order to receive the certificate of completion. It is expected that you put in the required 30 hours for the 2-in-service credits.

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INFORMATION



Attendance Expectations: Teachers are expected to attend all sessions of the course in order to receive credit. In the event a class is missed due to unforeseen circumstances, teachers may request a meeting with District Office Administration, in writing, to discuss a remedy.

Payment Information:

Payment should be sent to the District Office at the time of registration.

For a ½-credit course (7½-hours), the fee is $65.

For a 1-credit course (15-hours), the fee is $130.

For a 2-credit course (30-hours), the fee is $260.

Make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: BH Learning Lab.

Registration Guidelines:

Course registration is limited. Teachers will be admitted to the course in the order in which they submit payment. Access to workshops will not be granted until receipt of payment.

Please note that courses may be cancelled if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met within 5 days prior to the start of the course.

Teachers who withdraw from a course must provide notice no less than 5 school days prior to the start of the course in order to receive a refund.


Byram Hills Learning Lab Information:


Any questions or comments about the Byram Hills Learning Lab can be directed to:

Johanna Siragusa
914 - 273 - 9200, x4967
jsiragusa@byramhills.org