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2014-15 Workshops 

Advisory is Essential 101

Just starting out? Design an advisory program that fits your school—public, charter, or private—and a plan to succeed. For grades 5-12. Click HERE for details. One session only:

  • April 23-24, 2015 
Advisory is Essential 201

Already have a program in place that needs a tune-up? Participants will observe Wildwood advisories, analyze their schools' needs, and develop solutions to strengthen and sustain advisory programs for their particular schools. For grades 5-12. Click HERE for detailsChoose from these sessions:

  • February 10, 2015
  • April 21, 2015
  • April 30, 2015 (Especially for public/charter middle schools)
Never Too Young: Elementary Age Social Activism

Want to facilitate young students’ conversations around race, class, gender, and other social issues? Participants will leave with developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to help normalize these conversations in their classrooms. For grades K-5. Click HERE for detailsChoose your session:

  • February 4, 2015
  • April 29, 2015 
The Facilitator’s Toolkit: Fostering Deep Learning

Want to move your practice well beyond content delivery? Whether your goal is to incease student engagement, implement Common Core State Standards, or simply enliven your craft, you'll leave with your toolkit filled and ready to use in class the next day. For grades 6-12. Click HERE for details. One session only:

  • April 14, 2015 
Life Skills: A Foundation For Lifelong Learning

Interested in aligning your school’s values with teaching, learning, and student growth? Life Skills are the desired personal qualities and skills that inform every aspect of Wildwood's elementary program. Come see them in action and develop a plan for infusing your school's values into daily teaching and learning in your classroom. For grades K-5. Click HERE for details. Meets for two half-day sessions:

  • February 11, 2015 and April 15, 2015 
Read On: Build Practice For Common Core Reading
Want to help build your students’ critical reading skills for the Common Core?
Public and private school teachers will hone their skills in best reading practices embedded in the ELA Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading. For grades 9-12. Click HERE for details. One session only:
  • May 6, 2015
Beyond the Final Exam: Authentic End Assessments
Want to see authentic assessment in action?
See Wildwood students' end-of-year Gateway and Exhibition Presentations demonstrating their academic and personal growth, and develop similar assessments for your students. For grades 6-12. Click HERE for details. One session only:
  • June 5, 2015
3rd Annual Multicultural Leadership Institute
Interested in creating and sustaining a multicultural school? 
This intensive five-day institute is for schools engaged in defining and institutionalizing multiculturalism and inclusiveness. Wildwood’s Director of Multicultural Affairs and members of the school’s Multicultural Leadership Team will work directly with participants to consider, refine, and generate strategies to sustain institutional changes in school culture, faculty development, and curriculum. For grades K-12. Click HERE for details.
  • June 22-26, 2015
Critical Friends Group® (CFG) New Coaches Training
Ready to develop peer-to-peer coaching at your school? This five-day workshop provides educators with research-based tools for developing a collaborative culture that fosters professional learning communities and improves student achievement. Beginning Coaches Training offers an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of CFG coaching by experiencing them firsthand. Participants also meet and work with like-minded professionals engaged in similar work across the country. For grades K-12.Click HERE for details.
  • July 6-10, 2015

Custom Programs
Let us come to you! We can custom-design programs at your school that target your goals. Our specialties include advisory programs, project-based learning, authentic assessment, social-emotional learning, graduation by exhibition, and internal professional development capacity building. Please contact Steve Barrett at sbarrett@wildwood.org or (310) 806-4502.

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