Teacher Appreciation Week (May)

Sustainable and Accountable Family Engagement in Education

Posted: August 4, 2023 at 2:58 pm

This topic focuses on strengths-based family engagement for equity in education. First, the six principles of family engagement and their connection with equitable outcomes will be discussed. Second, how family engagement can be considered at individual levels of accountability and responsibility (i.e., individual teachers, individual schools), as well as at systems-level (i.e., school systems, local […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector

Colleen Vesely

Teaching Writing and Using Writing to Learn

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:54 pm

As director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project from 1978 to 2011, I’ve been involved with improving the teaching of writing in area schools, public and private K-University. This talk is intended for teachers, parents and educators interested in improving writing in their institutions.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Teacher Professional Development

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:11 pm

A discussion of ways teachers can develop the skills to enhance their relationships with students, become more effective reflective practitioners, and create vibrant professional learning communities in their schools.

A/V requirements: Screen

Betsy DeMulder

Classroom Communication

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:10 pm

Features the concept of defining the teacher as a manager of a communication environment and the resulting consequences. (Good for school workshops, in-service training, and teacher groups.)

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Boosting Teacher Effectiveness through Performance

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 6:10 pm

Given the challenges facing public education today, using enhanced performance skills in the classroom may produce students who exhibit better attention, interest, and response. Teacher enthusiasm is a pedagogical necessity, and the communicative style of a teacher can have an affect on the degree to which students learn.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic