Advancing Student Success Through Professional Learning Communities

July 22-24, 2015
Sheridan College | Sheridan, Wyoming

Learn the teaching techniques used by one of the top performing school districts in the western United States!

Sharpen your skills with training from top experts:

Dr. Anthony MuhammadStephanie HarveyDr. Barbara Schubert
Dr. Muhammad is a best-selling author, award winning teacher and principal, and one of the most sought-after educational consultants in North America for his expertise on transforming school culture.Ms. Harvey is a former elementary and special education teacher, author, and a passionate advocate for thoughtful literacy practice emphasizing deep comprehension strategies as called for in CCSS. Dr. Schubert is a Reading Recovery Trainer, Comprehensive Literacy Coach, author, researcher and winner of several prestigious literacy awards who translates theory into practice.
The Will to Lead: Working Together to Create a PLC Culture
This keynote will explore the idea of Transformational Leadership. This idea is important in the classroom, principal office, and superintendent’s office. In a PLC, that means learning for all students. Effective leadership is the catalyst to developing high performing PLCs and we will explore the strategies that inspire, enlighten, and push people to do great things for students as well as the strategies and behaviors that destroy momentum and productivity.
Curiosity Matters!
Passion and wonder are contagious. In this era of standards based teaching and learning, we mustn't forget the role of curiosity in learning and understanding. We need to live in a way that kids questions matter and we need to model our own curiosity so they can catch it! Remember the wise words of E.B White –“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
The Power of an Effective Educator
In this keynote, we will explore the current understandings of what makes an educator effective in terms of student empowerment and achievement. We will acknowledge and recognize the critical importance of having the very best teachers in classrooms. Research and classroom examples will be used to share current understanding related to educator effectiveness that is realized through student empowerment that reaches beyond the classroom. The end goal is to highlight what the research shows: Teachers matter. They matter a lot.

A truly customized learning experience!

Have you ever gone to a conference only to realize that the sessions you attended didn't really meet your needs? This summer institute offers a uniquely customized learning experience - all sessions are tailored to support teachers specifically designed to improve student learning. The master teacher seeking to strengthen specific skill sets, the beginning teacher and everyone in between will leave this conference with skills, strategies and techniques that can be applied to improve teaching practice.

Join us this summer and realize these benefits:

  • Gain deep professional learning from three nationally renowned educational leaders
  • Develop a more thorough understanding of conceptual foundations of mathematics
  • Build expertise in literacy and math instruction customized to your need
  • Maximize your team's collaboration potential in a PLC context
  • Participate in differentiated sessions in reading, writing and mathematics focusing on the Wyoming Performance Standards (CCSS-aligned)
  • Learn specific teaching strategies that can be effectively employed in one-to-one, small group, or whole class settings
  • Network with a school district that consistently produces the state's top results including four National Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools

University of Wyoming Credit Option

  • Available for two (2) graduate credits through the University of Wyoming.
  • Additional information will be provided at the conference.

Thursday Evening Reception

Join us for a special reception Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m.! Sheridan's own Craft Brothers will provide the entertainment and Sheridan College will host an open bar.

About Sheridan County School District #2

With consistently high test scores and four elementary schools recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education, Sheridan County School District #2 in Wyoming is one of the top-performing school districts in the western US. We are eager to share our approach to help you prepare your students for success!

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Note: Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own technology device (tablet, laptop, etc.).

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Please note: No refunds will be issued after June 30, 2015.