ACADEMIES

Want to teach your students how to develop a growth mindset for life? Want to learn more about the factors that really help students achieve in school? Then join us this summer for our regional summer academies!

Academy Dates and Locations

BOWLING GREEN
(Hillvue Heights Church)
3219 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom (6-hr), July 14, 8:30-4:00 pm CT
5 Proven Ways to Increase Achievement (6-hr), July 14, 8:30-4:00 pm CT
Paraeducators as Partners in Increasing Achievement, July 12, 8:30-11:30 am ET
Effective Strategies for Paraeducators, July 12, 1:00-4:00 pm ET

 

LEXINGTON
(NorthEast Christian Church)
990 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington, KY 40509

Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom (6-hr), July 26, 8:30-4:00 pm ET
5 Proven Ways to Increase Achievement (6-hr), July 27, 8:30-4:00 pm ET
Paraeducators as Partners in Increasing Achievement, July 25, 8:30-11:30 am ET
Effective Strategies for Paraeducators, July 25, 1:00-4:00 pm ET

 

Academy Sessions Descriptions

NEW! DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET CLASSROOM During this BRAND NEW 6-hour workshop, educators will rethink what makes students successful. The research of Carol Dweck helps professionals realize that talent and ability can be developed through dedicated effort, deliberate practice, and time devoted to improvement. Participants will leave this interactive experience ready to teach students and fellow staff members how to develop a growth mindset for life. Activities focus on the following components:

  • The science behind growth mindset
  • What and how to teach about how the brain learns
  • Growth mindset traits (effort, motivation, persistence, resilience, etc.)
  • How to use Growth Mindset praise
  • How to use quality feedback for improvement

NEW! 5 PROVEN WAYS TO INCREASE ACHIEVEMENT What factors really help students achieve in school? New programs and initiatives come and go, but the compilation of research studies can point educators in the right direction toward improved student achievement. This 6-hour workshop is based on the work of renowned educator, author, and researcher Eric Jensen. During this action-packed workshop, participants will gain strategies for implementing 5 proven factors that increase achievement:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Relationships
  • Student Engagement
  • Feedback
  • Cognitive Skill Building (with emphasis on Working Memory)

 

NEW! PARAEDUCATORS AS PARTNERS IN INCREASING ACHIEVEMENTExplore four factors proven to strongly impact student achievement: growth mindset, relationships, student engagement, and feedback. This 3-hour workshop explores the same concepts as KASC’s Proven Ways to Increase Achievement except that the focus is on the paraeducator’s role in the classroom. Paraeducators will be actively involved in activities to deepen their understanding of these research-based factors and will leave with strategies specifically tailored for the roles they play in educating students.

 

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR PARAEDUCATORS  — Paraeducators are valuable team members in classroom instruction; their daily work with students is critical in a school’s goal of improving student achievement.  In this 3-hour workshop, participants will receive research-based strategies for building positive relationships with students and their collaborating teachers, as well as learn specific instructional strategies to use with students. Do not miss out on this opportunity to make sure your entire team has the necessary skills to improve student achievement!

 

 

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