Symposium, workshops, & educational explorations.Opening General Session
Wednesday, April 3, 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
"It's Better To Build Kids Than To Repair Adults: An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Curriculum for Young Children"
Roger T. Taylor, Ph.D., Phi Delta Kappa's 1999 Educator of the Year, is one of the most sought-after experts in the areas of students at-risk; gifted education Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. Programs providing such education are sometimes called Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) or ; interdisciplinary, integrated curriculum; middle school concept; critical thinking skills; authentic assessment Authentic assessment is an umbrella concept that refers to the measurement of "intellectual accomplishments that are worthwhile, significant, and meaningful," as compared to multiple choice standardized tests. ; and school-to-career education. An internationally known educational consultant, Taylor has appeared on national and local talk shows, and has received many awards from educational and service groups for his outstanding contributions to education.
Teacher Celebration Plenary Session Plenary session is a term often used in s to define the part of the conference when all members of all parties are in attendance.
These sessions may contain a broad range of content from Keynotes to Panel Discussions and are not necessarily related to a specific style of delivery.
Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
Michele Forman, a social studies teacher at Middlebury Union High School in Middlebury, Vermont Middlebury is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The population was 8,183 at the 2000 census. Middlebury is the home of Middlebury College, founded in 1800. Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 101.4 km² (39. , is the 2001 USA National Teacher of the Year The National Teacher of the Year is a professional award in the United States. The program began in 1952, as a project by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and aims to reward excellence in teaching. It is sponsored by ING. . The first Vermont educator to receive this honor, Forman states, "A good teacher needs not only a good understanding of what he or she teaches, but also a sense of excitement in learning and a clear vision of how the key elements of a subject can be conveyed to students." With this philosophy, Forman emphasizes an incredibly strong teacher/learner relationship. "Without mutual trust, students are wary of accepting the risk and vulnerability of learning. For them, the threat of feeling or appearing inept or incompetent is best overcome with the support of a teacher in a caring, accepting and respectful relationship." Join us as we welcome Michele Forman as our keynote speaker for this event.
Tuesday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Admission and transportation included. Lunch on your own.)
Exploration 1: Chula Vista Chula Vista (ch`lə), city (1990 pop. 135,163), San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1911. School District
$25 per person
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 25
* The Robert Muller Robert Muller (born 1923 in Belgium) is an employee of the United Nations, whose ideas about world government, world peace and spirituality led to the increased representation of religions in the UN, including New Age cults and traditional cults. School -- Children of Mexican origin, along with their parents, attend English lessons at the school three mornings a week. The remaining two days are devoted to physical education, art, and music. The expectation is that 90% of the school's enrollment will achieve above-average school performance.
* The Fair Winds Family Resource Center at the Loma Verde Comer School -- This family center, located on the school grounds, provides various on-site services to parents of the community, including medical, social services social services
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* Mobile Doctor's Office -- Visits schools in many low-income areas and treats students who suffer from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma, AIDS, and TB.
* Chula Vista School District Office -- Offering a virtual tour of 3-4 additional schools.
Exploration 2: SeaWorld
$50 per person
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 25
Go behind the scenes at SeaWorld in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. to learn more about sealife and how the animals are cared for at this spectacular adventure park. Take this educational tour that is geared towards teaching children about sealife, and view materials that SeaWorld has put together to assist teachers in educating their students about sealife and endangered waterways. Fee includes admission to SeaWorld.
Symposia, Concurrent Sessions, and Research Presentations
More than 250 proposals were accepted for presentation at the Conference. It is not possible to list them all in this format, but watch for a complete preliminary listing in Conference News, mailed to members in January, and on our Web site at www.ACEI ACEI Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ISSUES * DIVERSITY * STUDENTS AS MEMBERS OF CARING COMMUNITIES * FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION * LIFELONG LEARNING Lifelong learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organisations. Lifelong learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviors.
Saturday, April 6, 2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Fee: $40 per person
POLAROID'S VISUAL LEARNING WORKSHOP
Introduces teachers to visual learning strategies for the classroom. Learn to operate a Polaroid 600 series instant camera, yours to keep after the session. Covers the Six Modes of Visual Learning, basic visual literacy Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading. skills, and techniques for improving the quality of visual images. Explore photography in the classroom through a series of hands-on activities and receive workshop support materials and registration in the Polaroid Education Program (ongoing support in the form of newsletters and curriculum materials).