Summer 2017 Opportunities

As you make your plans for summer, please consider the possibility of the following Summer Professional Learning and Course Transformation & Development Opportunities.

We continue to include both on-campus as well as self-directed options.  Self-directed options are proposed and supported through a mini-grant application, Waves of Innovation.

A short description of on-campus summer opportunities and Waves of Innovation proposal opportunities follow.  After reviewing the short descriptions please follow the link to the survey.

 

Keep in mind this is an INTEREST SURVEY only.
It does not commit you to the work or guarantee funding for the opportunity.

 

After we gather initial interest we will send official registration opportunities with compensation information, official times, and requirements.

 

Please complete by Friday, March 11th

 

Click here to complete: Summer Opportunity INTEREST SURVEY

 

 

Teaching and Technology One-day Conference - June 9, 2017

Join P.K. Yonge for a one-day educator-hosted conference  highlighting work taking place on the P.K. Yonge campus. Our blended learning and technology initiatives are driven by five tenets of student learning

At P.K. Yonge we believe students learn best when:

  • they are actively engaged in the learning process through a variety of meaningful activities.
  • linking new information to  existing knowledge and accommodating different learning styles.
  • faculty and staff maintain clear, consistent, high expectations for learning and students understand these expectations.
  • all stakeholders work together to provide asafe, diverse, and respectful environment in which all students have equal opportunity to learn.
  • they are embedded in an environment that reflects developments in the world around them.
  • learning in environments that promote high levels of social interaction with peers and expert facilitators.

Sessions will focus on how we are working to create dynamic and engaging learning environments that integrate various technologies in support of our goals. Come and spend the day on P.K. Yonge’s campus participating in breakout sessions hosted by P.K. Yonge practicing educators.

 

Waves of Innovation 2017: Designing for All Learners (Secondary) - You define time, place, and content

This opportunity is designed to provide structure, guidance, and support for secondary faculty who want to continue investing  time and brainpower into course revisions and transformations. We have invested in significant work in order to continue to design our courses and environments in ways that respond to the varying needs of our students.

The principles of Assessment for Learning, Universal Design for Learning, standards-aligned instruction, and project-based learning have been areas of focus and have supported our efforts toward this goal.

This proposal opportunity is for teachers who are ready to invest time and energy into the next iteration of their course and learning environment applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning to a specific area of transformation.  This proposal opportunity is also the place for those who are interested in designing new opportunities for P.K. Students such as formal extended learning opportunities that link to core curriculum.

This Waves of Innovation proposal centers on course design/revision in secondary and includes:

  • three (approximately 2-hour) face to face Communities of Practice sessions during the course of summer 2017
  • participation in a minimum of one 2017-18 outreach events related to implementation and practice in classrooms

Deliverables defined in the proposal are due on or before July 27, 2017

Christy is available for consultation and support on the writing and submission of proposals.

 

Waves of Innovation 2017: Elementary Science - You define time, place, and content

This opportunity is designed to provide structure, guidance, and support for elementary faculty who want to continue investing  time and brainpower into developing K-5 inquiry-based science units.

The principles of Assessment for Learning, Universal Design for Learning, standards-aligned instruction, and project-based learning have been areas of focus and have supported our efforts toward this goal.

Deliverables defined in the proposal are due on or before July 27, 2017.

Ashley is available for consultation and support on the writing and submission of proposals.

 

K-12 Mathematics - Learning Progressions (Supported by NEFEC)

This opportunity is designed to provide structure, guidance, and support for faculty who teach K-12 mathematics.

NEFEC facilitators will work with K-12 faculty to support the continued definition of learning progressions as well as the development of formative assessments to increase student achievement.

August 1-2, 2017

 

Universal Design for Learning: Exploration to Application June 12-15 @PKY

Prior experience with UDL is a prerequisite

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a teaching framework that guides the design of flexible learning environments to support individual learning differences. Not a one-size-fits-all solution, UDL employs flexible approaches that can be customized to scaffold and support learning.

P.K. Yonge’s new four-day summer institute builds on foundational knowledge
of the principles of UDL. This institute explores each guideline and examines design practices in educational environments that respond to learner variability.

Whether your UDL work is at the classroom, school, or district level, this institute will help refine your understanding and outline the next steps in your own context. Teachers, administrators, and educators in diverse roles in schools and districts are encouraged to join us for this opportunity.

If you can agree with the following statements, this institute is for you!

  • I am familiar with learner variability.
  • I have attended professional learning on UDL.
  • I recognize the UDL principles and guidelines.
  • I have seen, heard, or read about UDL in classrooms/schools.

 

Universal Design for Learning: Summer Institute June 19-22 @PKY

P.K. Yonge DRS is hosting a four-day summer institute designed to increase educator understanding of learner variability. Learn how UDL can help you design flexible learning environments to meet the needs of all learners.

Workshop topics include the following:

  • flexible learning environments that support individual learning differences
  • flexible approaches customized to scaffold and support learning
  • learner variability
  • learning opportunities that support system alignment
  • planning core instruction
  • designing tiered interventions that consider individual student needs

This institute will be an immersive experience and educators from both P.K. Yonge and other schools around the country will be in attendance.

 

Please complete by Friday, March 11th

Click here to complete: Summer Opportunity INTEREST SURVEY