Professional Learning Experiences 19-20

2019-2020- MCCL Webinar Learning Experiences

A Webinar Series for New Hires/Learning Facilitators & Administrators

(3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

October 24, November 7, November 19 & December 19.  Additional dates in 2020 TBD

New hires/learning facilitators to the profession, or new to designing and implementing a standards-based approach, & administrators are encouraged to join us for this webinar series. We will start by evaluating participant’s biggest challenges and answer their urgent questions. Participants will determine the focus for future sessions and veteran teachers/learning facilitators will join us to talk about how they address these challenges in their classrooms. All participants will be given free seats in the MCL Shifting the Mindset Learning Path Series designed by Bea McGarvey, co-author of “Inevitable Mass Customized Learning, Learning in the Age of Empowerment” Register at: https://mcclnewteachers2019.eventbrite.com

Contact hour certificates will be provided. Online login details will be sent to those registered, so please register soon.

Contact Linda Laughlin at lindaflaughlin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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MCCL Resources: A Webinar (Members Only)

January 7, 3:30 p.m.

For several years MCCL teachers/facilitators and school leaders have been collecting and creating resources to support the design and implementation of the Ideal Learning Experience. Please invite all your teachers/facilitators and administrators to join us for a one hour webinar on January 7th at 3:30 p.m. Teachers/learning facilitators will explain & demonstrate how they use these resources. This is an unlimited “free seat” event… for MCCL Members Only

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Leaders “Lunch, Learn, & Collaborate” Discussions for Building & District Leaders

2 Mondays per Month (November 18, November 25, December 9, January 13, & January 27 ….. 10:30 – 11:30

Register Here

This ongoing series of online discussions will provide building-level and district leaders with an opportunity to problem solve and deepen their understanding of designing a learning community that provides every learner with the Ideal Learning Experience. Participants will define which topics they what/need to address most and what discussion formats will help them problem solve, reflect, and learn. Contact hour certificates will be provided. Online login details will be sent to those registered, so please register soon.

Contact Linda Laughlin at lindaflaughlin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Designing Learning Experiences (2 Days)

December 3 & 2nd Day TBD (8:30 – 3:00)

Brochure —- Register Here

Quality instruction is essential as we continue to transform our education systems. Designing learning experiences that incorporate content knowledge, complex reasoning, and habits of mind require teachers and learning facilitators to make important and informed decisions about the most appropriate instructional strategies to use with certain types of knowledge.

At this summit teachers, learning facilitators & administrators will collaborate to design learning experiences. Participants will provide each other with feedback and ideas for how to design interdisciplinary learning experiences that include the explicit teaching of complex reasoning and habits of mind. Exemplar learning experiences will be reviewed and analyzed and participants will finish with lessons they can use the next day.

Participants will consider different types of learning opportunities (Seminars, Tutorials, Labs, Mentorships) and how they tie to learning goals that are “best learned” using different approaches.

Outcomes — Participants will:

•increase their understanding of planning with the three components: Content Knowledge, Complex Reasoning, & Habits of Mind.
•develop an interdisciplinary, standards-based approach to designing learning experiences.
•better understand how to select the most appropriate instructional strategies.
•access a bank of exemplary learning experiences.
•explore different types of learning opportunities (Seminars, Tutorials, Labs, & Mentorships).
•leave with an action plan they can use in their classrooms, and at the building/district level.
•share learnings, gain insights, network with others, and create action steps that will support efforts to transform their systems.

Daily Online Schedule: 8:30 – 3:00

13+ Contact hours will be provided.

Please contact Linda Laughlin at lindaflaughlin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Becoming a Learning Specialist (3 Days)(ONLINE)

November 19, January 7, & February 10 (8:30 – 3:00)

Brochure —- Register Here

This is a 3-day online learning opportunity that focuses on how to become a specialist in the learning process. It will include the study of the systems of learning, types of knowledge (declarative & procedural), a taxonomy of critical thinking skills, and how to deepen understanding by designing tasks that use high level critical thinking skills.

Participants will learn how to teach specific critical thinking skills, work on explicitly teaching critical thinking, and integrate critical thinking with content knowledge instruction. Tasks/strategies that can be implemented immediately in classrooms will be provided along with follow-up discussions in each of the future sessions.

Contact hour certificates will be provided. Online login details will be sent to those registered, so please register soon.

Contact Linda Laughlin at lindaflaughlin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Habits of Mind (2 Days)

January 9 & March 9 (8:30 – 3:00)

Brochure —- Register Here

Over the course of and in between the two face-to-face days participants will focus on teaching the habits, measuring and providing feedback, and integrating habits of mind into instructional design. Participants will collaborate and share artifacts as well as access the MCCL Habits of Mind Learning Progressions and e-library of resources collected from and by MCCL teachers/learning facilitators.

This training will accommodate the needs of each participant. Those with experience at teaching habits of mind will have opportunities to share resources and problem solve what is working and what is not. Those who are just getting started will have opportunities to engage with the resources and learn from others who have taken different approaches.

Outcomes: Participants will:

  • acquire an understanding of the habits of mind as one of the systems of learning.
  • acquire an understanding of habits of mind instruction and how it integrates with the teaching of content knowledge and critical thinking.
  • acquire an understanding of MCCL’s selection of habits of mind & the MCCL Habits of Mind Learning Progressions.
  • understand the research on teaching and providing learners feedback as they develop these habits.
  • gain access to resources & artifacts that support the implementation of habits of mind in all classrooms.
  • understand how habits of mind impact instructional design.
  • gain access to resources & artifacts that support the implementation of habits of mind in all classrooms.
  • share common experiences of their implementation efforts thus far.

Contact hour certificates will be provided. Online login details will be sent to those registered, so please register soon.

Costs: Non-MCCL Members: $300/participant, MCCL Members Extra Seats: $200/seat

Contact Linda Laughlin at lindaflaughlin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Future Trainings & Webinars Coming Soon

(Dates will be Determined Later in November)

 

Intrinsic Motivation Summit (1 day Online)

Critical Thinking Webinars:

  • Taxonomy Webinars: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Building a Classroom Culture for Critical Thinking: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Critical Thinking Webinar (Recording Available to Members on our Members Site)

October 29, 3:30 p.m.

Join us as we review the different ways a learning specialist/teacher and/or administrator can deepen their understanding and improve their skills at developing effective critical thinking skills with their young learners. This discussion will include a review of the different training opportunities and resources available to help develop these important skills. Our webinar will also include a more difficult discussion about how we are applying these skills in a way that generates evidence that learners ARE thinking more deeply. What is YOUR evidence?? This is an unlimited “free seat” event… for MCCL Members and we welcome non-MCCL Members for $35/seat.

Please share our Brochure with your teachers/facilitators and school leaders or share the following registration link: https://thinkingskills.eventbrite.com

Contact hours will be provided for all training events. Please contact Linda Laughlin at lindaflaughlin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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