Whole Education...Whole Teachers.
Course Information:PDSI 9920 "Increasing Whole Educator Potential to Develop Whole Students (Equity, Mindset, Grit, Body & Character)!"
*Each year has a new title and subject matter.
Dates and Times
End Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm daily (4:00 - 6:00 Wellness)
Liberty High School
21945 NW Wagon Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124
- Recognize and respect cultural patterns and expectations that operate within a school and community setting.
- Affirm the dignity and worth of all students, families, teachers, and staff and provide positive support that we all need to be successful and effective.
- Interact thoughtfully and courteously with students and their families, other educators, and community and resolve conflicts in a professional manner, respecting and understanding the cultural context of the situation.
- Continue to learn and use multicultural resources in our schools and communities, remain sensitive to individual differences and diverse cultures, and encourage participation of others different from ourselves.
- describe current research, principles and practices that are essential to the success or failure of every child.
- instill HOPE within every child they encounter.
- describe activities that can help kids build social safety in their classroom.
- explain the connection between helping students feel socially safe and their ability to take on more academic challenges.
- Set goals and reach for them.
- Explain the importance of pushing through your obstacles.
- Recognize when a student or staff member feels excluded and help them feel apart of the school’s community.
Ingrid Ricks, founder of Write it Out Loud, is a New York Times bestselling author, ghostwriter and narrative writing consultant. Her books include the coming-of-age memoir, Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She is currently teaming with African Children’s Choir Founder Ray Barnett to write his inspiring memoir.
Along with writing, Ingrid is passionate about social justice issues and about leveraging narrative writing and the new world of publishing to give both teens and adults a voice. She has helped more than a thousand students of every age find healing and empowerment by writing the deeply personal stories they need to tell. She has also helped produce seven teen anthologies including Dear Mr. President: Teen Voices From Across the Country, a powerful collection of letters, essays and poems that captures the fears, hopes and dreams of youth who were too young to vote in the most recent presidential election.
Ingrid lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. For more information, visit www.writeitoutloud.org
Narrative writing is about so much more than just “show vs. tell” techniques designed to bring a personal story to life. It’s a way to ignite a passion for writing among youth, while helping them to find healing, empowerment and validation by writing the deeply personal stories they need to tell. It’s also a way to foster understanding and compassion among peers and the community at large.
In this hands-on narrative writing workshop, NYT bestselling author Ingrid Ricks draws on personal experiences and lessons learned working one-on-one with more than a thousand students to help you unleash the healing power of personal narrative for the youth you mentor—and for yourself.
- How to Create Story Openings that Grab
- How to Develop Character and Setting
- How to Bring Emotions to Life
- The Secrets to Effective Dialogue
- Dos and Don’ts for teaching this program
Planning for your retirement. No matter how much you love what you do, you probably dont want to do it until you drop. I help teachers understand what they have with their current retirement plans (generally PERS) and how that can be the keystone in their retirement plan. Science tells us that financial security and reduced mental stress increases educator performance.
Understanding your current retirement plans from current and former employers is the first step to that day when you can retire on your own terms. I show people in a fun and involved way, what they can count on and what can do to fill in the gaps. Financial lessons plans available for classroom situations.
- To visualize your successful retirement
- put together a plan to help you achieve your dreams
- use financial planning formulas and concepts in your classroom
Place-Based Education Experiential Learning Trip!
Placed Based Education day at the Oregon Zoo
The Hillsboro, OR Summer Institutes will have a Placed Based Education day at the Oregon Zoo. The Oregon Zoo is the largest environmental education organization in Oregon, dedicated to inspiring the region to create a better future for wildlife. Programs are offered to teachers both at the zoo and in the classroom. Our SI teachers will be given information on the ZooSchool program for their students. All ZooSchool programs include a presentation by zoo education staff, touchable biofacts, animals and hands-on activities. Programs are available at the zoo and at schools across the Portland metropolitan area. Additional charges or restrictions may apply to programs outside the Portland area. Presentations are age-appropriate and reinforce academic standards in Oregon and Washington.
Café Style PLC's
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Special FeaturesEverything you’ve grown to expect from SI and more!
- Relevant State Standards-Based Presentations
- Effective Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
- Interesting PLC Collaboration Component
- Field-based Learning Day Trips
- Important Wellness Activities
- Innovative Technology
Check with your school district and local union for salary advancement or professional growth contract agreement. These credits do not apply towards a graduate-level degree unless okayed by your Academic Advisor. They are continuing education credits and can be used for salary advancement. Some Universities like Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Olivet College and Portland State have accepted our course as a Masters degree elective. Be sure to consult your advisor ahead of time.
Subject Specific Breakout Sessions
How Often Do You Get To Share and Absorb Successful Teaching Practices, that are Standards-Based,
in Specific Subjects With Your Peers? …Now You Can!
Subject Specific Breakout Sessions Every Day:Civics
The three or 4 credit option is a five-day week. The four credit option requires daily summaries,10 hour independent study & reflection papers.
Washington Clock hours: 50 clock hours through North Central ESD. Clock hour participants need to register with Summer Institutes’ and pay workshop fee only. NCESD requires pre registration through esd works prior to class. You will need to include your CERT #. NCESD $2 per clock hour fee is paid on-line, through NCESD’s website, AFTER the class is completed. After the last day of class, the SI site coordinators will go into the NCESD system and document total clock hours attended. Once marked, attended participants will get an automatic email from the NCESD system. After the NCESD notification, participants will have seven days to fill out the evaluation and purchase their clock hours on-line. After seven days, NCESD might not award clock hours. Please check with NCESD for further information. On-line registration @ www.ncesd.org
What to Bring
Every day we do some type of wellness activity, so bring your walking shoes and other gear that may apply to your personal wellness desires. For example: mountain bike, tennis racket, golf clubs, bowling ball, etc.
Staff development funds may be used for these classes (check with your school district). Also, Treasury Regulation Schedule I-162 permits income tax deduction.
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There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1.