When: July 11-July 22, 2016

All New Workshops Coming for 2016! Click here to learn more. 

  • Earn 6 SCECHs per day
  • Choose from 16 different workshops
  • Participate in 1 or 2-day workshops
  • Seated instruction offers face-to-face learning opportunity
  • Workshops taught by experienced instructors
  • Lunch included in price of workshops

Daily Workshop Agenda

8:00 AM - Check in/Coffee
8:30 AM - Workshop Begins
12:00 PM - Lunch (Lunch Included)
3:45 PM - Adjourn


Concordia University Ann Arbor
Krieger Hall
4090 Geddes Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Dr. Marilyn Meell
Director of Graduate Education Program
Phone: 734-995-7394
Email: marilyn.meell@cuaa.edu 

Julie Edler
Graduate Education Recruiter
Email: julie.edler@cuaa.edu


Register Today

$75 per Workshop

After registration is complete, payment should be submitted by check via mail (address below). Registrant’s name should be used in subject/note line of check.

CUAA - School of Education, ATTN: Dr. Meell
4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Spotlight Workshop

Empowering Students & Nurturing Agency Through Self-Directed Learning Projects Dr. Bernard Bull
Monday, July 18
Join Dr. Bull as he brings his international speaking experience to Ann Arbor, Michigan for this invigorating workshop. Dr. Bull’s work focuses on the intersection of digital culture, innovation, and education. In this workshop, Dr. Bull invites participants to consider “What does it take to design high-impact self-directed learning projects with students?” This workshop focuses on answering that single question. Participants will learn from a variety of examples of how others are doing it, explore several models and approaches, and get a start on designing a self-directed learning project. Participants will also plan how to overcome common pitfalls to facilitating self-directed learning projects. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Twitter: @Bdean1000

Website: www.bernardbull.com 


Classroom Strategies

1. Intervention Activities for Early Learning, Theresa Miles

Monday, July 11
This workshop will include research-based strategies for learning interventions for all levels of learning to best meet the needs of varied students and underserved populations during the first two years of school.

2. Classroom & Behavior Management: Techniques Worth Using, Allison Davis-Dollison
Tuesday, July 12
Strengthen your knowledge and skills connected with classroom and behavior management for more intentional and purposeful student-teacher interaction. Improve teaching performance and student learning by learning new techniques worth using.

3. Building Grit and Perseverance in Your Students, Dr. Ellen Vorenkamp
Wednesday, July 13
Creating a classroom environment where student achievement can flourish is no easy task. It takes thoughtful and purposeful intention. This workshop will give you strategies and tools to take back to your classroom and engage students using a growth mindset. Results in achievement will follow.

4. Parent/Teacher Relationships: How to Create a Purposeful Partnership in the Classroom, Karla Hardies
Thursday, July 14
Parents are your best allies. Learn ways to bridge the home/school gap, how to include parents in your classroom (physically and virtually), and how to foster relationships to last longer than just a school year. This workshop will also highlight innovative ways teachers can create inviting classrooms for elementary students.

5. Diversifying Differentiation, Sara Rokicki
Tuesday, July 19
Learn tools you can use immediately in the classroom to diversify output for students, enabling them to meet standards while displaying their knowledge in a way relevant to each student. Choice boards, technology, and tiered activities will be the focus of the course, however, other alternative forms of assessment will also be discussed. Come prepared to integrate exciting new forms of instruction and evaluation into your class!

6. Classroom Management for the Early Childhood Education Teacher, Karole Matthews
Wednesday, July 20
Learn and practice a variety of classroom management strategies to help you become more successful in early childhood classrooms and improve student achievement. This workshop will provide a variety of successful strategies/techniques for classroom management within early childhood programs.

7. Engaging All Students in Active Learning, Dr. Marilyn Meell
Thursday, July 21
Focus on ways to actively and cognitively engage students in the learning process. You will develop a toolkit of techniques and a model for analyzing lessons in a way that can help make your classroom an engaging place where content is made relevant to students at any grade level.

Standards, Assessment, and Evaluation

8. Engaging Students in Self and Peer Assessing, Dr. Ellen Vorenkamp
Thursday, July 14
This workshop will provide strategies and tools for teachers to assist students in becoming metacognitive thinkers. Metacognition is defined as “thinking about our thinking.” Students must recognize and utilize this skill in order to become effective at using feedback and improving their learning strategies. Participants will leave this workshop with numerous ideas on how to help students become better self and peer assessors.

9. Effective Assessment Philosophy and Strategies, Aric Foster
Tuesday, July 19
In the current educational climate, assessment is changing. Gone are the days teachers teach a lesson, give a test, and simply move on. Effective assessment paradigms today include a fluid relationship between objectives, activities, and assessments. This workshop facilitates discussions about key elements of assessment (retakes, late work, formative vs. summative, etc.), previews progressive assessment strategies (Standards Based Grading and Teachers Throwing Out Grades), and provides time for participants to brainstorm how these strategies might be implemented in their classrooms.

10. Strategies for Preparing the 5-D (Measuring Student Achievement) Teacher Evaluation Tool, Michael Powers
Wednesday, July 20
Learn how to prepare and submit student achievement data according to the 5-D Evaluation Tool—show growth results and evidence of achievement.

Science and Technology

11. Full STEAM Ahead, Amanda Iocoangeli
Wednesday, July 13
Curious about STEAM learning, but aren’t sure how to get started? This workshop will introduce you to STEAM and will provide you with resources to get your students “STEAMING” in no time. Topics of discussion include: Why STEAM?, Lego Robotics, Coding, Curriculum Re-Design and Integration, Community Partnerships, and STEAM Resources. It is recommended participants bring a laptop.

12. Transforming with Technology, Sara Rokicki
A. Friday, July 15 OR B. Monday, July 18
This workshop will focus on relevant technology currently used in the field of education. Teachers will learn about free technologies they can use in their classes to improve instruction, engage students, and gather data. Come prepared to learn new tricks and be able to impress your students with your new technology skills! Please bring a laptop with you to this workshop. If you are unable to bring one, CUAA will have a few available.

Writing and Literacy

13. Writing Workshops: Practical Applications for Promoting Literacy & Creativity in the Elem. Classroom, Kyle Chuhran
Monday, July 11
The purpose of this workshop is to learn and discuss principles and strategies of the Writing Workshop approach to teaching writing. Whether you would like to fully implement a Writing Workshop or simply incorporate some of the approaches in your classroom, you will leave with ideas and practical strategies to help your students become better, more creative writers across the curriculum.

14. Rhetoric and Argumentation in the High School and Middle School Classroom, Annalisa Toth
Thursday, July 21
Rhetoric and argumentation are valuable skills well beyond academic life. This workshop will present ideas, materials and resources to not only assign argumentation and rhetoric, but to teach methods, and improve student writing. Lessons have been tested and proven to achieve high student engagement and develop necessary 21st century skills. Technology will be incorporated, demonstrated and practiced. Participants will be actively writing and practicing some of these methods in order to be ready to incorporate the skills in the classroom. Although geared toward English/Language Arts teachers, these methods and lessons can be incorporated cross-curricular, especially for Social Studies, AP courses, psychology, Theology, Statistics, Bio-Med and for anyone who would like students to be able to defend a well-constructed argument.