INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
As the world flattens, people look to schools to create structures for students to be cooperative, compassionate, and competitive on a global scale. Facilitating learning in which students explore the power of languages, cultural literacy, and international mindedness gives them access to leadership, expands the scope of their impact, and builds appreciate and engagement with their home countries. Learn how schools can create global citizens that reach out to international communities with curiosity, empathy, and power.
When: Saturday Morning (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Where: Room 214
READERS & WRITERS WORKSHOP
This workshop offers instructional approaches designed to build relationships between readers and texts. Students are invited to interact with texts by engaging in sustained reading and writing, and to “do as strong thinkers do” which is to say they ask questions, make connections, share, critique, and try again. Teachers are invited to serve as a model of what strong readers and published authors do in their daily practices. The workshop model focuses on high interest, high success experiences and the opportunity for students to discuss their thinking, expand it, and revisit it with the aid of other thinkers, exemplars, and critical questions.
The workshop model is a research-based approach that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The session/training will help teachers and leaders choose and create resources that make these connections explicit and help them access resources from Lucy Calkins, the Teacher’s College of Columbia, Running Records, and Reading A-Z. The methodology and resources bridge CCSS with an approach to literacy that generates student choice, teacher flexibility, and highly engaged learning.
When: Saturday Afternoon (1:30pm – 5:00pm)
Where: Room 214
Who: Teachers, Grades K-8
Amber Leage, M.Ed,. provides strategic planning, program development, and writing services to schools throughout the United States and abroad. She has been an educator for 14 years, serving in various roles including consultant, school leader, IB coordinator, school evaluator, literacy specialist, and teacher. She has served as an educator and instructional leader in inner-city public, charter, bilingual, private, and international schools. Her work includes leading professional development, school reviews, and facilitating school improvement in South America, Central America, and the Middle East. As a school leader her work led to three schools adopting the International Baccalaureate model, establishing a university partnership, and consulted schools in creating school improvement plans, adopting of a new mission, establishing data-informed instructional programs, project-based learning, Reader and Writer’s workshops and the Common Core. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She has earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, and holds both a teaching credential and administrative credential.