Critical Skills Level One Institute – Northeast Kingdom Location

July 11, 2017

The Barn at Riverside 30 Lily Pond Road Lyndonville, VT 05851
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The 5-day Critical Skills Institute is an intensive course to introduce participating educators to all the dimensions of the Critical Skills Classroom. With the guidance and leadership of master teachers, participants experience the model as students, immersed in the philosophy and structures.

The Critical Skills Classroom is based on four different pillars of educational theory: collaborative learning, experiential learning, problem-based learning and standards-driven learning.

The Level I Institute examines strategies for:
developing the classroom as a collaborative, problem-solving community
using the experiential learning cycle to support student learning
setting and maintaining criteria for quality work
targeting the Critical Skills alongside the curriculum
designing challenges that are connected to the subject
using simple performance-based assessment tools
planning and structuring student exhibitions of learning, and
guiding student reflection and debriefing processes

The Critical Skills program will help teachers engage Common Core aligned lessons that target speaking and listening skills, mathematical problems and higher order thinking skills.

This is a Continuing Education registration at Antioch University New England, earning professional development credits/hours. With the Continuing Education registration, you will be issued a Certificate of Participation as verification of earned professional development hours. It is your responsibility to maintain this record.

You have the option of taking this course for graduate-level credit. The Graduate Credit choice gives you 3 graduate level transferable credits, with a transcript maintained by the AUNE Registrar’s office. There is an additional registration fee of $350 for the graduate credit option. Please be aware that there will be extra documentation work for the graduate course.

The Individual registration fee is $700 per person. To qualify for the Group Rate of $650 per person, four or more people from the same organization must register together. The Member Rate of $625 is for employees/teachers of our host, Riverside School.

Questions regarding the registration process should be directed to Peg Smeltz at msmeltz@antioch.edu, or call 603-283-2301.

To register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/y7zxley2

The 5-day Critical Skills Institute is an intensive course to introduce participating educators to all the dimensions of the Critical Skills Classroom. With the guidance and leadership of master teachers, participants experience the model as students, immersed in the philosophy and structures.

The Critical Skills Classroom is based on four different pillars of educational theory: collaborative learning, experiential learning, problem-based learning and standards-driven learning.

The Level I Institute examines strategies for:
developing the classroom as a collaborative, problem-solving community
using the experiential learning cycle to support student learning
setting and maintaining criteria for quality work
targeting the Critical Skills alongside the curriculum
designing challenges that are connected to the subject
using simple performance-based assessment tools
planning and structuring student exhibitions of learning, and
guiding student reflection and debriefing processes

The Critical Skills program will help teachers engage Common Core aligned lessons that target speaking and listening skills, mathematical problems and higher order thinking skills.

This is a Continuing Education registration at Antioch University New England, earning professional development credits/hours. With the Continuing Education registration, you will be issued a Certificate of Participation as verification of earned professional development hours. It is your responsibility to maintain this record.

You have the option of taking this course for graduate-level credit. The Graduate Credit choice gives you 3 graduate level transferable credits, with a transcript maintained by the AUNE Registrar’s office. There is an additional registration fee of $350 for the graduate credit option. Please be aware that there will be extra documentation work for the graduate course.

The Individual registration fee is $700 per person. To qualify for the Group Rate of $650 per person, four or more people from the same organization must register together. The Member Rate of $625 is for employees/teachers of our host, Riverside School.

Questions regarding the registration process should be directed to Peg Smeltz at msmeltz@antioch.edu, or call 603-283-2301.

To register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/y7zxley2