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How to Create a Perfect School

Workshop Details

Date(s): August 28-29, 2019
Time: 8:30AM-3:30PM each day
Place: Marcola School District
Presenter: Dr. Lee Jenkins
Audience: Administrators and teachers
Capacity: 30 participants
Fees: None
Goals:
  • Addressing and replacing habits that destroy intrinsic motivation.
  • Collaboration and extension of surface learning into deep and transfer learning.
Description: How to Create a Perfect Schools: Instructional Moves and Approaches to Keep Students Intrinsically Motivated to Learn.

How do we help students keep their enthusiasm and joy for learning starting in kindergarten throughout the next 12 years? What would happen if students in high school still demonstrated the effort and joy they had in kindergarten? There is no limit to what could be accomplished in our schools when we help students keep their enthusiasm for learning and possess a strong sense of belonging in the classroom.

We will never be perfect; however, we can move closer to perfect every day, month, quarter, and year. Perfect is when students leave a school with the intrinsic motivation with which they began kindergarten. All of us know that when we are intrinsically motivated, we put in 100% effort and receive great joy. Students are the same!

Day 1: Addressing and replacing habits that destroy intrinsic motivation. The sequence for this part of the seminar is (1) bad habits, (2) better habits, (3) examples from teachers and students, (4) practice and (5) collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring their personality to the process of moving closer and closer to perfect. Access to the free effect size calculator is provided. This is the tool used in 311 K-12 classrooms showing learning at 5.9 times average classroom learning.

Day 2: Collaboration and extension of surface learning into deep and transfer learning. Educators are first grouped by like disciplines for deep learning and then with colleagues with different academic strengths for transfer learning. Polishing Perfect: Participant learn instructional processes that assist educators on their more perfect journey. These are unique, powerful, simple and applicable to all grade levels.
Lunch: No lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: None
Notes:

This professional development is brought to you free of charge, courtesy of Marcola School District, Mr. Bill Watkins, Superintendent.

All participants will be provided a certificate for PDUs based on the training hours.

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