Home / Staff Development Tracks – Engagement

 
  • Topic 1: Brain-based Learning
    • Description:  Session(s) will address the research available on why the brain makes connections when learning.
    • Objective(s):  Participants will be able to understand the methods of brain-based learning to increase student engagement in their classrooms.
  • Topic 2:  Engaging in a Whole Group Setting
    • Description: Session(s) will address how to get students engaged in a whole-group setting. Strategies, resources, websites and apps will be shared.
    • Objective(s): Participants will be able to implement the methods of brain-based learning to increase student engagement in their classrooms.
  • Topic 3:  Depth of Knowledge in Questioning
    • Description: Session(s) will explore the different levels of questioning and address how to bring higher-order thinking into classrooms.
    • Objective(s): Participants will be able to design questioning in their lessons, create student-led discussion opportunities, and design activities to ensure they will have intellectually engaged students.
  • Topic 4: Engaging the Reluctant Learner
    • Description: Session(s) will address how to identify reluctant learners and understand some of the causes behind a reluctant learner.
    • Objective(s): Participants will be given some strategies for motivating and engaging the reluctant learners in their classrooms.
  • Topic 5: Sharing Practices and Reflections
    • Description: Session(s) will reflect on current practices and discuss how to implement engagement strategies. What is working? What can be improved?
    • Objective(s): Participants will be able to design lessons that maximize student participation and create more student-led learning activities and therefore increase student engagement.