Saturday, Write the World hosts their “Summer Professional Development Workshop Supporting Teachers to Enhance Student Writing: A Model for Writing Improvement” at Harvard’s Gutman Conference Center, Appian Way in Cambridge. The one-day intensive gives professionals a practical framework that will deepen their understanding of the writing process and integrate writing into their own practice. Taught by expert writing teachers and graduates of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the workshop will take educators through a hands-on course that deepens understanding of the writing process and shows how to design effective writing assignments, offer substantive, usable student feedback that supports strong revision, and utilize an online environment for better, more efficient results. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Monday at 8:30 a.m., “Edcamp Cape Code” begins at Falmouth High School, 874 Gifford St in Falmouth. The learning event is a free, ad hoc gathering of educators for professional development, collaboration and sharing. In the morning, the sessions are created by the participants. The participants will create the day by putting up the sessions they would like to host in time slots. At the end of the day, participants will gather together for prizes and a ‘smackdown’, which is a two minute reflection/share with colleagues about something learned or a resource presented. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., The Museum of Science hosts “Getting Started Workshop: Implementing Engineering the Future” at The Museum of Science in Boston. This three-day workshop introduces the Engineering the Future® (EtF) curriculum as a basis for teachers to gain a deeper understanding of engineering design process and physics applications in the classroom. Participants work through key activities in each of EtF’s four projects, sharing questions and customizing implementation plans within the group. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
At 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts hosts “Getting Started Homeschooling” at the Jefferson Cutter House in Arlington, MA. Topics to be covered include getting started, filing an education plan, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. The event if for anyone, whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done. Informational handouts will be available and an opportunity for questions will follow the presentation. The program will be presented by Milva McDonald, a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
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