NSU back-to-school workshop set for Aug. 16

ABERDEEN, S.D.  – The 2017 Northern State University back-to-school workshop will be held 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 16 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater.

The workshop, titled “Using High-Leverage Practices to Support Ambitious Learning for All Students,” will be led by Francesca Forzani and Nicole Garcia of TeachingWorks. The event is for all educators who want to improve their teaching practice.

The workshop will help participants familiarize themselves with 19 high-leverage teaching practices identified by TeachingWorks, an organization at the University of Michigan dedicated to ensuring that all students have skillful teachers. Each practice is closely linked to student learning of ambitious academic content.

Forzani has spent the past seven years collaborating with colleagues to redesign the teacher education programs at the University of Michigan and studying reform initiatives in teacher education. Her research focuses on identifying instructional practices that are essential to competent beginning instruction and on the implementation of reform in teacher education.

Garcia focuses on the design and implementation of practice-based approaches to the professional training of K-12 teachers. At TeachingWorks, she leads the mathematics team’s development of assessments, curricular materials and multimedia supports for mathematics teacher educators. In addition, she directs the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory.

For more information, contact the NSU Millicent Atkins School of Education at 605-626-2417 or visit NSU Online and Continuing Education.

NSU is offering a corresponding one-credit online course for a reduced tuition rate of $40. Attendees are asked to preregister online.

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