Summer Professional Development

Come to Denver to learn something new or deepen your knowledge on a variety of topics that matter most to educators. Our research-based professional development will give you strategies and practices that are linked to student achievement and can be implemented quickly and easily.

Workshop: Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works
June 11—13, 2014

As an educator, how do you make sure you’re using the right tools, apps, and programs to maximize your students’ learning? Attend this three-day workshop at McREL and learn how to combine research-based instructional strategies with 21st century tools, using strategies and frameworks from McREL’s popular book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works (2nd ed.). You’ll get guided hands-on practice combining instructional strategies with a variety of technology, and you’ll leave the workshop with technology infused lesson ideas ready to use in and out of the classroom, for flipped and blended learning.

Workshop: Formative Assessment and the Common Core in Mathematics
June 23—25, 2014

Formative assessment is part of good teaching practice in mathematics, especially when implementing Common Core State Standards. Attend this three-day workshop to learn best practices and strategies for gathering evidence of student learning—evidence that can help you improve your instructional effectiveness and meet the learning needs of your individual students. You’ll also gain understanding of the instructional rigor presented in the Common Core math standards and learn how to develop your students’ depth of knowledge.

Workshop: Designing Effective Science Lessons Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards
June 30—July 1, 2014

The increased emphasis on science and engineering practices included in the Next Generation Science Standards means that teachers need to examine their current instructional strategies and think about their lesson planning and implementation in a new way. This two-day professional development workshop will highlight the shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards and provide teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to design lessons that align with NGSS practices and expectations. 

Workshop on Text Complexity and Close Reading for Common Core
June 30—July 1, 2014

Attend this workshop to gain essential tools, templates, and information to measure text complexity and teach strategies for close reading of complex texts.

Facilitator Training on Text Complexity and Close Reading for Common Core
June 30—July 2, 2014

Help educators in your district or service area develop and use appropriate strategies to measure text complexity and teach close reading of complex texts across grade levels. 

Balanced Leadership Institute for School-Level Leaders
July 7—July 12, 2014

Attend the leadership institute based on years of school leadership research and demonstrated results. This six-day, in-depth institute gives current and aspiring principals the research-based knowledge and skills to initiate and manage change at their schools, develop a purposeful school community, and select the right initiatives for school improvement and student achievement.

This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from Adams State University.

Workshop on Classroom Instruction That Works®
July 14—July 16, 2014

Attend this workshop to learn research-based instructional strategies that are proven to advance student achievement when implemented with fidelity. Discover how each strategy can be effectively used with any student, at any grade level, in any subject area, to enhance student achievement. You’ll also receive a practical and effective framework for lesson planning.

This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits from Adams State University.

Denver, Colorado: Facilitator Training for Classroom Instruction That Works®
July 14—July 18, 2014 

Attend McREL's Classroom Instruction That Works workshop and facilitator training to learn effective research-based instructional strategies and methods to assist teachers to implement these strategies in their classrooms.

During the first three days, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the Classroom Instruction That Works strategies and how each strategy can be employed to enhance student achievement across content areas and grade levels. The next two days will prepare you to become a licensed CITW facilitator.

Upon successful completion of this training, you’ll be licensed to deliver Classroom Instruction That Works workshops to educators in your local district or service area.