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Upcoming Workshops

Advisory is Essential 201
Especially for public and charter schools, grades 5-8
April 11, 2014
For all schools, grades 5-12 

April 22, 2014   
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.

Never Too Young: Engaging Elementary Age Social Activism: For Grades K-5 

April 21, 2014 
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. 

Getting it Right: Best Math Practices for the Common Core Age: For Grades 7-10
April 23, 2014
Want to engender the success of all your students and build your skills in the Common CoreThis workshop provides both public and private school teachers hands-on experience with best mathematical practices in algebra and geometry—that correlate with the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Common Core State Standards. 

Read On: Building Your Practice Around Common Core Reading: For Grades 9-12
April 24, 2014
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. 

Empowering Student Voice: On the Page and Stage: For Grades 9-12 
May 1, 2014
Want to activate your students’ authentic voices through writing and dramatic performance? In this workshop, designed for both English and Performing Arts teachers, participants will work with Wildwood faculty to engage in their own personal story-based writing process.  

Habits of Mind and Heart: A Solid Foundation for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: For Grades 6-12 
May 8, 2014
Interested in aligning your school’s mission and values with teaching, learning, and school culture? This one-day workshop offers insights into how learning habits are instilled and reinforced in student learning at Wildwood School’s middle and upper campus. Following observation, participants are guided in identifying the essential habits desired in their own students and envision a plan to incorporate these habits in their schools.

Beyond the Final Exam: Authentic Demonstrations of Student Achievement and Growth: For Grades 6-12 
June 5, 2014
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. 

Multicultural Summer Leadership Institute: For Grades K-12
June 23-27, 2014
Interested in creating and sustaining a multicultural school? This intensive four-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. 

Critical Friends Group New Coaches Training (CFG): For Grades K-12
July 7-11, 2014
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.

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 outreach@wildwood.org or (310) 806-4502.

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