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Tampa, Florida | 15th - 19th of July 2019

JOIN RACHEL FRENCH AS SHE SHARES...

CONCEPT-BASED INQUIRY IN ACTION


TARGET AUDIENCE K-12 EDUCATORS

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UNPACK HOW STUDENTS DEVELOP CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING


Rachel French and Carla Marschall have developed a model of Concept-Based Inquiry to promote transferable understanding. During this week-long workshop, Rachel will utilize the model to unpack how students develop conceptual understanding and what this looks like in the classroom.

Over the course of the week, you will focus on both the written curriculum drawing on the Unit Design steps developed by Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning, and the taught curriculum delving into a toolbox of strategies developed by Rachel French and Carla Marshall. You will have the opportunity to consider how specific instructional strategies can enhance units you are currently teaching. The end of the workshop will leave you with a bank of strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, and a completed unit planner so you can immediately put your new learning into action.

You will participate in mini-lessons and learning experiences to explore each phase of the model. Video clips of Concept-Based Inquiry filmed in classrooms around the world will be shared to illustrate key strategies.

Rachel will facilitate exploration of questions such as:

  • How do students acquire concepts?
  • How is concept formation different from developing generalizations?
  • How can we design instruction to achieve synergistic thinking between the factual and conceptual levels?
  • What instructional strategies support conceptual thinking?
  • What does Concept-Based Inquiry look like in the classroom?
  • What role does the classroom environment have in fostering a culture of conceptual thinking?

Rachel French is an experienced IB educator and will make connections between Concept-Based Inquiry and the IB Programmes.

Short Course Options

For this 5-day workshop teachers also have the option of attending either the first two days or the last three days as a short course. Both are the same price, as listed in the booking information below. These options are:

  • (July 29th-30th) 'Concept-Based Inquiry: Unit Planning'
  • (July 31st-August 2nd) 'Concept-Based Inquiry in Action: Strategies for Transferable Understanding'

Rachel French, MA Ed, is a certified Independent Concept-Based consultant, presenter and trainer with Dr Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois Lanning.  She is the Director of Professional Learning International (PLI) founded to support international schools to access leading professional development.  Rachel is also the sole provider of the annual “Dr H Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois A. Lanning Certification Institute for Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction Trainers and Presenters.”

Rachel French, Dr Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois Lanning co-authored the second edition of “Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom”, published by Corwin, February 2017. Rachel's second book and video series is “Concept-Based Inquiry in Action”, published by SAGE Publications Inc, July 2018, which she co-authored with her colleague Carla Marschall.

Rachel has presented numerous workshops in Europe and Asia, and she has presented on Concept-Based Learning at the AEM International Baccalaureate Conferences and the AGIS conference (Association of German International Schools).  Rachel works as a consultant supporting schools to plan and implement Concept-Based Units.  She also coaches and provides feedback to teams of teachers on curriculum development.  Rachel is experienced in aligning Concept-Based Curriculum material and the IB programmes.

This Workshop is hosted by Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

12015 Orange Grove Dr

Tampa

Florida 33618

USA

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION

This is an open workshop there are no qualification or entry requirements. We welcome all teacher, teaching assistants and school leaders.

This workshop is confirmed you can go ahead and book your travel once you have completed registration.

We do not refund fees. However, you may send a different participant from your school in your place if necessary. If this occurs, please email workshop organizers to inform them (admin@prolearnint.com).

Professional Learning International reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Professional Learning International will not be responsible for any expenses relating to your travel if the workshop is rescheduled or canceled, please be sure to take out travel insurance. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation, Professional Learning International will issue a refund of the workshop fee.

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REGISTRATION CLOSES 8th OF JULY 2019


5-day workshop – 850 USD per participant

Short Course options – 600 USD per participant

  • (July 29th-30th) 'Concept-Based Inquiry: Unit Planning' - Select "Short Course - written curriculum" at checkout.
  • (July 31st-August 2nd) 'Concept-Based Inquiry in Action: Strategies for Transferable Understanding' - Select "Short Course - taught curriculum" at checkout.

Group Discount – 50 USD for groups of five or more participants from the same school or organization

Early Bird Rate on sale until 1st of January 2019 – 50 USD discount per participant

Registration closes 8th of July 2019

Late Registration Processing Fee applies from 9th of July 2019 - 50 USD per participant

You may register online and make a payment by credit card or request an invoice online.

The workshop fee includes lunch and a coffee break each day.

Upon course completion you will receive a certificate of participation with the total number of professional development hours.

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