2018 Summer Workshop

Day and Time:

Wednesday July 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lamar University Education Building


Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Opening Session
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Session I: Giving Learner’s Choice, Ownership, and Voice through Authentic (COVA) Learning Opportunities with Drs. Tilisa Thibodeaux and Dwayne Harapnuik
Technology Talks! with and Dr. Mamta Singh

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Lunch on Your Own: Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall or Setzer Center Food Court
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session II: Connecting With Reluctant Readers In the Classroom with Dr. Lula Henry
Putting Manipulatives to Work 101: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Multiplication and Division of Fractions with Dr. Freddie Titus

12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Closing Session: Evaluation and Certificate
2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.


Giving Learner’s Choice, Ownership, and Voice through Authentic (COVA) Learning Opportunities: We can make a more significant impact on our learners by giving them authentic learning opportunities to prepare them to thrive in the real world. We can equip our learners to solve complex problems and realize their greatest potential when we give them choice, ownership, and a voice through these authentic learning opportunities. ePortfolios can be leveraged to support these learning opportunities and to engage learners as they find their voice in sharing their creations.

Subjects: All Grades/Special Area Teachers welcome
Category: Digital Learning/ePortfolios/Learning

Technology Talks!: Technology is an excellent tool to engage students inside the classroom. This workshop will provide an overview of Geographical Information System (GIS) to support 4-12 instruction and its integration with other disciplines. During the workshop, different practical ideas for GIS activities that enhance student learning and critical thinking skills will be shared.

Subjects: Crosscutting Concepts (Science, Technology, and Geography)
Category: Geographic Information System (GIS)

Connecting With Reluctant Readers In the Classroom: This workshop will focus on creating a classroom that connects with reluctant readers by identifying characteristics of this student. It will also provide strategies and materials to support their success in the classroom. 

Subjects: This workshop will highlight grades 2 to 9
Category: Reading Literacy

Putting Manipulatives to work 101: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Multiplication and Division of Fractions: Teaching well with manipulatives means helping learners connect concrete representations with more abstract ways of presenting mathematics.  In this session, we explore multiplication and division of fractions, using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) model to develop students’ conceptual understanding of fractions. (Grade 5-6 mathematics)

Subjects: This workshop is intended for grades 5-6 teachers
Category: Using manipulatives to teach fractions in mathematics 

For More Information:

Dr. Lula Henry
(409) 880-8217


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