College of Education

TEACH Butler Strands

Teach Butler Daily Schedule 2012

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost. Tuition is $225 per credit hour, which is half-price for this institute. Please contact Cindy Smith at clsmith@butler.edu if interested in graduate credit.

July 23 & 24                                                                                                                                                         $150.00

1. Inspired Teacher, Innovative Classroom!

Instructor: Catherine Pangan- Butler University Faculty
What gets you inspired about teaching and learning? This energizing workshop will focus on sharing exciting resources and innovative ideas for your classroom from Indiana and around the globe. Science, social studies, and technology will be highlighted and participants will also design several "take aways" to put ideas into action. Prepare to be inspired! *This workshop will include lots of travel/carpooling to sites around Indianapolis.

(1 credit - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 14 PCP points. Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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July 23-27                                                                                                                                                   $375 per Strand

2. Being the Change We Want to See: ESL Teachers Author Their Own Identities. (FREE for first 20 registrations) 

Instructors: Susan Adams and Herb Budden- Butler University Faculty
Come write with us!   Participants will:

  • experience Writing Workshop for themselves
  • receive feedback on their writing
  • design a unit plan and receive feedback
  • receive ideas and materials suitable for their classrooms
  • develop their own identities as writers
  • produce creative and academic writing in a supportive and stimulating community of writers

(3 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 32 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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3.  The Education Phenomenon:  Inspired by Butler University and Reggio Emilia


Instructor: Connie Sherman, Diane Pike-St. Mary's Childcare Center and Ron Smith-Butler University Faculty (IPS Lab School Principal)
Please join the Indianapolis Reggio Collaborative for four days of dialogue and reflection on best practices in early and middle childhood.  Be inspired through site visits to preschool and elementary classrooms including the new IPS/Butler University Laboratory School.  Conference sessions will connect Reggio inspired practice and high quality early education strategies.

(3 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 32 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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4.  Literacy in the New Common Standards for High School - STRAND CANCELLED

Instructor: Jasmin Williamson
This workshop will address aligning and implementing Literacy in the New Common Standards for high school through research-based effective teaching strategies that focus on best practices for teachers and students to maximize success in the classroom. This workshop will utilize various methods of delivery and engagement of participants (pairing, groupings, whole class discussion and sharing) along with modeling project based learning, effective brain-based strategies, and reading comprehension strategies that align and support Literacy in the New Common Standards for high school.

 (3 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 32 PCP points. Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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5. New(er) Teacher Academy: Making Small Shifts for Seismic Differences

Instructor: Shelly Furuness-Butler University Faculty
This workshop is designed for teachers entering their first, second and third year of teaching.  Often, the first few years of teaching are not-so-euphemistically described as the survival years.  Perhaps that's why the teacher attrition rate continues to loom around 50% for those in the first 3-5 years of their careers. What will it take to help lower this rate?  What will it take to keep our best, most capable, most promising colleagues in the classroom?  In a word: SUPPORT.  This workshop is designed to support novice teachers to THRIVE, not survive during beginning of your careers.  Using your own experience and your own teaching context, this workshop will help you develop a curriculum map and plan for the new school year in ways that align to Core Standards, school district directives, AND your own philosophical beliefs about teaching and learning.

(3 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 32 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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6. Response to Instruction and Intervention

Instructor: Kelli Esteves- Butler University Faculty
Response to Intervention is an educational approach for meeting the challenges of today's diverse classroom. This workshop will involve discussion, idea-sharing, and a collaborative approach to helping one another find practical solutions to the challenges that can arise in maintaining a strong RTI program and coordinating services throughout an entire school or district. 

(3 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 32 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour..

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7. PhotoVoice for Teachers (FREE for first 20 registrations)

Instructors: Katie Brooks and Michelle Greene- Butler University Faculty
This fun and engaging workshop serves as an introduction to PhotoVoice, a community and participatory action research method rooted in empowerment education, feminist theory, and documentary photography.  It aims to enable people with little money, power, or status to communicate needed changes to policymakers.  As a community of learners, participants in this workshop will engage in a participant-led, inquiry-based project as photographers and work collaboratively to take pictures across a participant-determined theme.  Participants will also learn ideas for how to use PhotoVoice methods in their classrooms as an instructional tool for student writing and engagement.

*** Those enrolling in this workshop need to bring a camera (film or digital) and be willing to open a free Shutterfly.com account. *** 

(3 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 32 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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July 16-27                                                                                                                                                   $485 per strand

8. Algebra Readiness

Instructors: Ryan Flessner, Mary Krohn- Butler University Faculty
This two-week model of professional development provides development opportunities in content knowledge and pedagogical practices. Mornings will be spent with content area expertise in mathematics. Participants will spend afternoon aligning content with academic standards and developing project-based classroom practices.

(6 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 64 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour

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9. The Science of Teaching

Instructor: Teri Folta- Butler University Faculty and Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty
This two-week model of professional development provides development opportunities in content knowledge and pedagogical practices. Mornings will be spent with content area experts in chemistry, biology, earth science, and physics. Participants will spend afternoons aligning content with academic standards and developing classroom practices which support the science literacy of all students.

(6 credits - graduate credit option available at an additional charge)

Each participant will earn 64 PCP points.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional charge of $225/credit hour.

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