Join us for the Teacher Center at Minnowbrook this summer

*Join us for the Teacher Center at Minnowbrook this summer!*

*Three high-interest options are available:*

*Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind (Jul 11-12, 2014)*
Register: http://bit.ly/1gB3uUV
*Bringing the Core to Life in K-8 Classrooms: Summer Jump start (Jul 12-13,
2014)*
Register: http://bit.ly/1hyWXFq
*Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (Jul 25-27, 2014)*
Register: http://bit.ly/Qn0i2M

*For more information, please see below. A pdf flyer is also attached.
Please contact valerie at teachers-center.org <valerie at teachers-center.org>
for more information.*
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*Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind (Jul 11-12, 2014)*
Based on Eric Jensen's book Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind,
participants in this course will examine the rationale for prioritizing
student engagement and learn practical strategies for increasing engagement
in the classroom.

In this 15-hour course participants will learn:

- seven factors critical to student engagement that are correlated with
socioeconomic status
- rules for engagement that are essential for student success
- research-based engagement strategies for the classroom
- How to automate engagement in the classroom
- How to create an individualized implementation plan to ensure success

*Fee: *$189 (plus tax if applicable) , 1 in-service credit (Includes
instruction, materials, meals and lodging)
*Dates/Times:* Friday 7/11· 4-11pm · Saturday 7/12 · 8am-4pm Minnowbrook CC
*Register:* http://bit.ly/1gB3uUV

*Bringing the Core to Life in K-8 Classrooms: Summer Jumpstart (Jul 12-13,
2014)*
In this intensive program, participants will have an opportunity to expand
their knowledge of the ELA Common Core Standards and learn strategies that
will actively engage students in their learning.

Based on Eric Jensen and Leann Nickelsen's Bringing the Core to Life in K-8
Classrooms: 30 Strategies to Build Literacy Skills, this course will
provide
participants with opportunities to:

Gain a greater sense of the content of the ELA CCSS;
- Understand the components of engaged classrooms;
- Try out interactive engagement strategies in a supportive, collegial
environment;
- Create an outline for the beginning of school, with CCSS-based activities
and
engagement strategies tailored for your specific classroom needs

*Fee:* $189 (plus tax if applicable) , 1 in-service credit (Includes
instruction, materials, meals and lodging)
*Dates/Times:* Saturday 7/12 · 4-11pm · Sunday 7/13 · 8am-4pm · Minnowbrook
CC
*Register:* http://bit.ly/1hyWXFq

*Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (Jul 25-27, 2014)*
CARE for Teachers is a unique program designed to help teachers respond
more
pro-actively to school-based stressors by promoting awareness, presence,
compassion, reflection, and inspiration - the inner resources they need to
help students flourish, socially, emotionally, and academically.

The program involves a blend of didactic instruction and experiential
activities, including time for reflection and discussion. Teachers learn to
bring greater calm, mindfulness and awareness into the classroom to enhance
their relationships with their students, improve classroom management, and
facilitate curricular implementation.

For more on how this program impacts students in the classroom, please see
the "Resilience Reimagined" article in the April 2014 issue of Educator's
Voice: Best Practices in Education

*Fee:* $378 (plus tax if applicable) for 30 hours, 2 in-service credits
(Includes materials, instruction, meals and lodging)
*Dates/Times:* Friday 7/25 · 4-11pm · Saturday-Sunday 7/26-7/27 · 8am-11pm
·
Minnowbrook Conference Center
*Register:* http://bit.ly/Qn0i2M