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August 1-2, 2019

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Thursday, August 1

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Real-World Learning (in middle and high school)
Project-based learning has the potential to lead to deeper learning and increased student engagement, but not all projects achieve the same results. Increasing the authenticity of PBL is one strategy for success. This hands-on workshop for middle and high school educators will focus on designing projects that connect with students’ real-world interests while also meeting important learning goals. Participants will explore practical project design strategies, including:
  • Remodeling traditional units to increase authenticity
  • Connecting with content experts during project planning and implementation
  • Reaching audiences beyond the classroom
  • Inviting feedback from critical friends
  • Scaffolding student-centered learning

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Suzie Boss

Author and consultant
I'm a writer and educational consultant from Portland, Oregon, working to harness the power of teaching, learning, and storytelling to improve lives and transform communities. Recent projects have taken me across the United States and around the globe to support educators who are... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
  Presenter, workshop 1-day1

12:30pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions 2-Social and Emotional Learning through RULER
Participants will learn about the benefits to students when social and emotional skills are explicitly taught in the classrooms. We will explore the RULER tool developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and learn associated techniques to implement this in classrooms. Case studies from Horizons Atlanta classrooms where RULER has been implemented show changes in classroom dynamics such as less bullying and aggressive behavior, better relationships, and enhanced academic performance. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of the RULER components Charter and Mood Meter as well as resource materials for their classrooms.  


Kristin Jackson

Site Director for Horizons Atlanta at Woodward Academy, Woodward Academy
Kristin Jackson is the Site Director for the Horizons Atlanta at Woodward Academy program which serves K-8 students attending local public schools. Through fundraising and programming she strives to accomplish Horizons’ mission to close the opportunity gap for underserved students... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
Friday, August 2

1:15pm EDT

Workshop 2-Incorporating Authentic Resources Across the Modes
In this session, participants will learn how to use authentic resources to foster interculturality, provide comprehensible input and engage students in all modes of communication. Tips will be given for curating appropriate resources, as well as for designing communicative activities using infographics, songs, cartoons and other resources for students at all levels of proficiency.

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Lisa Shepard

Consultant, Shepard World Language Consulting, LLC
Lisa Shepard is a National Board Certified French teacher who was selected as Ohio’s World Language Teacher of the Year in 2016.  She is the author of the blog, Madame’s Musings, and her work has also been published in the AATF National Bulletin and the University of Oregon’s... Read More →

Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 2
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