It's hard to believe that I haven't written more about workshop here. The idea is transferred from the workshop structure used in elementary literacy teaching. This presentation, though, is more about the importance of having a structure that aligns with your beliefs about learning, and how that supports students to take more responsibility for their own learning. I'm not big (nor is my co-presenter) on telling others how to do things, but we do want to share what we've been doing, why, and how it's working out.
It's my first Prezi, so... sorry! Handouts are after the prezi. (Direct link to the Prezi site if that's preferred.)
Main handout, includes our contact info and references, and 4th and 8th grade low stress sample workshops.
Overview of the Workshop Structure as we practice it, with some of our motivation.
Handouts with sample workshops
- In-class 1: Powerpoint Presentation on Lesson Planning
- In-class 2: Two of them: Patterns review and division algorithm
- Homework 1: Two of them: work on a project and a review assignment
- Homework 2: Two reading workshops
Anything I forgot? Just write me.