Looking for high quality professional development for distance, online, or hybrid teaching and learning?  Why not learn from the experts?  MNOHS is excited to offer workshops and coaching that will help you level up your skills as the 2020-2021 school year gets under way.

July 20-24, 2020
Teaching Online: How to Do It Well
Lessons from the Field for Teachers and School Leaders
A week-long online workshop series
Special introductory price! $49/workshop
Register here: https://mnohs.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=61
 
One-to-one coaching by appointment, beginning July 27, 2020!
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Brief workshop schedule for the week of July 20-24
(complete descriptions can be found below)

  • Accepting registrations through Friday 7/17 at noon:
    • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Kim Breeden - Social justice in the math classroom (5-12)
    • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Melissa Greene and Debbie Ferm - Managing your special education caseload online: Practical solutions for remote or in classroom teachers (K-12)

  • Registrations now closed:
    • 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Lori Breidenbach and Christie Allison - Going beyond "Good job!": Effective feedback to foster engagement, learning and growth (K-12)
    • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Elissa Raffa and Becky Wilfahrt - Change, develop, transform: Technology in the service of pedagogy (K-12)

Clock hours available for licensed Minnesota educators:  Up to 10 teacher clock hours will be awarded for each workshop.  Up to 10 BOSA-approved administrator clock hours will be awarded for each of the afternoon workshops.

Whether your students are coming back to the classroom in September or continuing to learn from home, spend some time with MNOHS this summer or fall!  Experienced, passionate instructors will guide you through practical, effective synchronous and asynchronous online learning experiences, that you can apply in your school setting immediately.  You will gain new, creative ways to connect with students as a teacher or a school leader. 

Each workshop will meet synchronously Monday and Friday for the full two hours.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, each workshop group will convene briefly--after which participants will have time to work on individual or team projects and workshop leaders will be available for consultation and coaching.

Please watch this page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our fall workshop dates!

9:00 am to 11:00 am
Lori Breidenbach and Christie Allison
Registrations now closed

Going beyond "Good job!": Effective feedback to foster engagement, learning and growth
How can we best respond to student work in order to encourage, rather than discourage, student enthusiasm for learning?  Providing effective and meaningful teacher feedback is an important step in the learning process, and especially necessary for engaging students in the online setting.  In this workshop, we will explore multiple methods for giving feedback that gives students valuable information rather than praise or criticism.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Kim Breeden
Accepting registrations through Friday 7/17 at noon!

Social justice in the math classroom
In this workshop, middle and high school math teachers will practice incorporating social justice into their classroom—whether in person or online. With guidance, each teacher will create a math lesson or assignment that is centered around social justice to be shared with all participants. In addition, you will receive over 12 lessons created by the presenter. You will leave the workshop with lessons you can use or modify for your classroom, additional ideas for other lessons and understanding of why using math education to advance justice is increasingly important.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Elissa Raffa and Becky Wilfahrt
Registrations now closed

Change, develop, transform: Technology in the service of pedagogy
In a time of urgent educational experimentation, how do teachers and school leaders make good decisions about technology, students and learning?  How do we, to quote arts educator Elliot Eisner, "exercise judgement in the absence of rule"?  In this workshop, we will consider several practical frameworks that help us to understand how technology can support the very best teaching.  Participants will apply these frameworks to any size problem that they wish to solve, from transforming a single classroom lesson into an online lesson to making a district-wide purchasing decision.  Classroom teachers, teacher-leaders, and school leaders are all welcome!

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Melissa Greene and Debbie Ferm
Accepting registrations through Friday 7/17 at noon!

Managing your special education caseload online: Practical solutions for remote or in classroom educators
In this workshop you will learn how to use digital tools to manage due process timelines and increase communication with students and their families. Participants will be provided with instruction and guidance while learning to use digital tools.  Additionally, participants will receive free, ready-to-use, customizable templates, designed to improve online case management.

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