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Upcoming Workshops

Dates and Details for 2014-15 Workshops and Institutes Coming Soon!

Advisory is Essential 101: For Grades 5-12
Just starting out?
Design an advisory program that fits your school—public, charter, or private—and a plan to succeed. 
Two-day sessions run in February and April-- Dates TBD

Advisory is Essential 201: For Grades 5-12
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.
One-day sessions run in November, February, and April-- Dates TBD

Never Too Young: Engaging Elementary Age Social Activism: For Grades K-5
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. 
One-day sessions run in February and April-- Dates TBD

Read On: Building Your Practice Around Common Core Reading: For Grades 9-12
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: Literature. Highlights include strategies for close reading, textual analysis, identifying authors’ points of view, and building student engagement.
One-day sessions run in February and April-- Dates TBD

Beyond the Final Exam: Authentic Capstone Assessments: For Grades 5-12
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.
One-day session runs early June-- Date TBD

3rd Annual Multicultural Leadership Institute: For Grades K-12
Interested in creating and sustaining a multicultural school? 
This intensive five-day workshop 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. 
Runs early summer 2015-- Dates TBD

Critical Friends Group (CFG) New Coaches Training: For Grades K-12
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.
Runs early summer 2015-- Dates TBD

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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