Differentiating with Complexity with Ian Byrd - May 15, 2019
Gifted students thrive on complex, open-ended tasks but are often confronted with just “more work.” This training will focus on learning more about how gifted kids think, and then explore how to ramp up complexity through easy-to-run, but delightfully complex activities and models of instruction that work across all content areas. Attendees will walk away with tools that can quickly be implemented in the classroom to better differentiate for all students.
This PD meets core competencies outlined in Ohio's Operating Standards for Gifted Education.
Ohio Writing Project - Mentor Texts and Unit Planning Series
The Ohio Writing Project presents "Mentor Text & Unit Planning" in a three-part, high quality blended learning series on May 14, 16, and 29th at the ESC of Lake Erie West.
The first two sessions in the series include defining mentor texts, exploring possibilities with mentor texts, and experiencing a mentor text micro-unit. The final session supports participant planning of a mentor text mini-unit. Participants will further their understanding for use of mentor texts within writing instruction while growing confidence in using mentor texts to plan a unit of writing instruction.