Our annual ACPS Making Connections professional development day will be Monday, November 6. Like last year, we will have a variety of presenters in locations across the county. Teachers will sign up for one morning session from 8:30 to 11:30 and one afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30. Lunch will be provided and available for teachers at their morning session. Sign up for these sessions will open on Friday, October 20!
Presenters and facilitators for Making Connections for Equity and Access currently include:
- Kathy Evans: assistant professor at Eastern Mennonite University whose work with teachers will center on issues of social emotional learning and restorative practices
- Ron Nash: author of From Seatwork to Feetwork whose session will emphasize the WHY and the HOW of designing instruction that has movement in it
- Zaretta Hammond: author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain whose work also addresses the WHY and the HOW of reaching a culturally diverse classroom
- Mark Hofer: professor at the College of William and Mary and noted facilitator of how to infuse design thinking into classroom instructional design in order to bring out student voice
- Mary Cantwell: also a noted facilitator in teaching design thinking principles and structures in order to develop empathy in learners
- Richard Byrne: author of the award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers, which he started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. His focus will be on best tools that teachers and administrators can use to improve the learning experiences of students.
- Dee Lanier: member of EdTech Team, a global network of educational technologists committed to improving the world’s education systems using the best learning principles and technology. He will share specific tech tools that teachers can use to create educational equity in our classrooms. Members of the EdTech Team are known for being strategic, quick-paced, and pragmatic facilitators.
Feel free to direct questions to Alison Dwier-Selden.