K-12 Programs

  • Collaborative Coaching Conversation #4 : May 9, 2019

    Join us as we reflect on the 2018-19 school year, ponder the 2019-2020 school year ahead, and explore Elena Arguilar’s newest book “Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators.

    Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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  • Student Centered Coaching in Literacy & Math: April 7 - May 11, 2019

    These courses are part of the Instructional Coaching Certificates

    Our student-centered coaching courses take a practice-oriented approach to the work of coaching that applies broadly across content areas. These content-focused courses allow participants to zoom in on a particular content area for deeper exploration around standards and learning targets, the alignment and design of formative assessments, and the analysis of student evidence in order to make next instructional steps.

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  • AP Summer Institute Session 1: June 18-21, 2019

    Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology. Learn from experienced AP consultants and UW-Madison faculty and academic staff who are dedicated to improving student achievement by providing teachers with valuable tools and strategies for their classrooms.

    Session 1 Courses: Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, & Statistics

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  • AP Summer Institute Session 2: June 24-27, 2019

    Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute offers a unique learning experience for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and methodology. Learn from experienced AP consultants and UW-Madison faculty and academic staff who are dedicated to improving student achievement by providing teachers with valuable tools and strategies for their classrooms.

    Session 2 Courses: Calculus AB & BC, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Psychology, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History

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  • Math Equity Project: June 24-28 & July 8-12, 2019

    PLACE is excited to offer a one year course on equitable math teaching practices. In this professional development series for K-12 teachers, participants will collaborate and plan for ways to teach math that provide access to all students.

    The 2 week summer institute will be followed by monthly meetings throughout the 2019-20 school year to facilitate continued collaboration and support classroom implementation.

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  • Foundations of Student-Centered Coaching: July 7 - August 10, 2019

    This course is part of the Student-focused Instructional Coaching Certificate

    Participants in this course will be introduced to the coaching model of student-centered coaching and the seven core practices that are essential to the practice. Assignments will engage participants in discussion, analysis, and reflection on these practices as they are embedded within coaching cycles and as participants begin to transfer applications to their own contexts.

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  • Hip Hop in the Heartland Summer Institute: July 8-11, 2019

    Hip Hop in the Heartland is designed for:

    Classroom teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, school personnel, community educators, college educators, community leaders, education students, hip hop and spoken word educators and practitioners, and anyone committed to social justice and urban education.

    Gain a better understanding of the scope of hip hop history, culture, and politics. Deepen your practice as a spoken word and hip hop educator, and engage in best practice approaches to student-centered liberatory education models.

    • Discover the best practices in hip hop and spoken word pedagogy
    • Learn skills to better reach and mentor your students
    • Improve academic achievement, reduce behavior issues and energize your classroom
    • Get practical strategies for increasing participation and building community
    • Meet new colleagues and enjoy UW-Madison’s beautiful campus!

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  • GMWP Invitational Yearlong Institute: July 15-19 & July 22-26, 2019

    The Greater Madison Writing Project’s (GMWP) Yearlong Institutes brings together select groups of outstanding educators working with student-writers in all academic content areas and at all grade levels, kindergarten through college. Supported by GMWP facilitators and each other, these educators spend two weeks during the summer immersed in writing, reading, and researching their own teaching of writing. During the school year the educators will meet monthly to support one another as they implement, evaluate, and revise the instructional changes they researched and developed as part of an action research project during the summer. The Yearlong Institute represents the first leg in what thousands of Writing Project Teacher-Leaders around the country have described as a career-transforming journey.

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  • Bi-Literacy Institute: August 5-9 & August 12-16, 2019

    Information coming soon! In the meantime, please visit our Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP) page for related programs.

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  • Math Support for Language Learners One-Day Workshop: August, 2019

    This 1-day workshop provides math educators with an opportunity to learn about and implement ways to support students who are language learners. The best pedagogical practices in math education encourage teachers to use a student-centered approach. This involves facilitating math discussions and requiring students to provide explanations and justification for their solution strategies. In order for students to access these skills, they need to be able to use academic language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. These skills can be challenging for language learners. In this workshop, teachers will engage in example activities that demonstrate ways to build in scaffolds and other language supports for participating in math discussions, using reasoning and providing justification.

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  • Play Make Learn: August 8-9, 2019

    This year’s conference will include some of the favorites from last year including the arcade area and sessions on everything from making to VR as well as many more interactive sessions allowing for participants to learn through play. In addition to our demo event where participants will play new and exciting games from developers and educators, there will be opportunities to learn from students about the work they have been producing as well.

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  • Literacy by the Lakes: August 9-10, 2019

    Literacy by the Lakes is an initiative from the faculty in Literacy Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is built on the premise that we must direct our attention to supporting children and youth in developing and sustaining literate lives.

    A guiding principle of Literacy by the Lakes is that making literacy education meaningful increases the possibility of raising conventional forms of achievement. More importantly, meaningful literacy instruction can help children understand that, through literacy, they can expand their intellectual lives and relationships and experience a sense of agency in determining their futures.

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