Thinking Session

Processes Advanced
In this workshop, participants will move from understanding the processes to action in their instructional planning. Routines were established in the Introduction workshop and those are capitalized on as students practice thinking like a Historian during instruction that yields authentic engagement.
Participants will engage in planning and instructional activities that will ensure high-quality, process-rich learning experiences with their students.

Who, when, where

  • Teachers and Leaders
  • February 13, 2017
    Harris County Department of Education
    6300 Irvington Blvd
    Houston, TX 77022
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Lunch is provided
  • Note: Make POs payable to lead4ward

Content Session

Sectionalism and Civil War
There is so much content and so many TEKS to address. Where do we start? What big ideas do we cover? How do we get it all in? These are questions we all ask when planning such big concepts. In this workshop, we will explore how to plan for the harder to teach, harder to reach content and implement instructional strategies that help support transfer of learning by:
  • Exploring knowledge and skills and focusing on priority student expectations
  • Conceptualizing how to effectively “reach” all of the content standards associated with the historic era
  • Recrafting some of our instructional practices to support a student-centered classroom
  • Integrating the process standards in planning routines
  • Preparing activities that will allow students to access and transfer the content
  • Utilizing lead4ward planning resources