November 15, 2014
NIST International School
During this two-day weekend institute, Cathryn Berger Kaye will guide the group through diverse experiences based on curricula and engaging teaching protocols and strategies she has developed over the last twelve years. The underlying purpose: to provide students with specific transferable skills they need to succeed in learning and in life.
How do we engage students in advancing the essential skills they need for success? How do we intentionally support approaches to teaching and learning in our everyday classrooms? We can easily assume students have these requisite skills and understandings. However through intentional lessons supported by engaging everyday teaching practices, we ensure these skills add up to competencies. The weekend will emphasize the needs for middle school students, however implications will be made for primary and secondary students.
What types of skills? These are a sampling:
The Art of Asking Questions
How Do I Learn?
To understand the intersection of these skills, we will also explore elements of service learning that bring these collective abilities and competencies to life.