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This training is engaging, fully immersive, and practical. Flexibility exists to best meet your unique professional development needs, including virtual delivery. It is designed to be a traditional one-day workshop or a conference-style workshop.

 

Traditional Workshop

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Memory is at the center of learning 

  • Take a memory test to highlight its importance for teaching

  • Explore a simple memory model

  • Look at the benefits of retrieval

 

10:15 am – 11:30 am

Elaboration is the key that unlocks deep learning

  • Learn how making sense of new information affects memory retention

  • Investigate the elaborate model for processing design

  • Examine the shortfalls of worksheets that are so prevalent in schools

 

11:30 am – 12:45 pm (Lunch)

 

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Apply the memory model to teaching

  • Retake the memory test with a focus on elaboration

  • Tie elaboration into a traditional lesson cycle

  • Plan for increasing the power of encoding and retrieval

 

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Kick those worksheets to the curb

  • Explore the Worksheets Don't Work resource

  • Learn how to use the dashboards for planning

  • Start replacing upcoming worksheets with engaging tasks that make learning stick

 

 

Conference-style workshop

45 minute sessions

Designed to be held on a normal school day as teachers rotate through the workshop during their planning periods

  • Take an abbreviated memory test to highlight the importance of elaboration

  • Plan for increasing the power of encoding and retrieval

  • Start replacing upcoming worksheets with engaging tasks that make learning stick

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