Wouldn’t it be amazing to attend an education conference designed by educators, for educators? Better yet, imagine the conference offers a full breakfast and lunch and multiple opportunities for collaboration and reflection. Better still: imagine the conference is completely free. Too good to be true? Absolutely not. It’s ECET2 New England!
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): As a result of the learning experiences in these sessions, participants will be better able to appreciate the relevance of UDL and its capacity to transform traditional lessons into memorable, engaging experiences for learners and improve teacher evaluation outcomes while also aligning instruction to rigorous Common Core standards.
Tackling the Common Core in Math: These sessions will present the challenges and rewards of aligning math curriculum and instruction around concrete practices that promote student communication and increase critical thinking.
Tackling the Common Core in ELA: With the transition to Common Core Literacy Standards comes the need for six instructional shifts. What do these shifts look like in practice? Join ELA teachers as they share the multiple ways they have implemented the shifts in their already existing curriculum and implement the ideas to enhance literacy instruction in your content classroom.
The Data-Driven Student Centered Classroom: Everybody is obsessed with data all of a sudden, which can make the classroom teacher feel like a statistician more than an educator; but that doesn’t need to be the case. In these sessions, teachers will learn ways to use data to address individual student learning needs throughout the assessment process.
Cultivating Teacher Leaders: In these sessions, teachers will learn how to use digital and social media to tell stories from the classroom, learn how to use social media to elevate the profession, and learn concrete strategies for continuing the development of teacher leadership in and beyond their own districts.
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 7:45am- 4:30pm
Location: Lombardo’s, 6 Billings St, Randolph, MA 02368, (781) 986-5000
Registration Information: Register now to join 400 educators, K‐12, across New England in a beautiful venue in MA. http://ecet2newengland.com
We will confirm your registration via email and will follow up mid‐July with presenter information and session descriptions so you can register for sessions that best meet your professional development needs.
What is ECET2?
Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) began with a simple idea: Teachers need opportunities to learn from each other, empower each other, and collaborate. Three years ago, the first ECET2 conference was held in Phoenix, AZ where teachers across the country joined to celebrate teaching, redesign professional development, and reflect on their professional practice. Attendees returned to their schools educated and inspired, and the initiative went viral. The idea for ECET2 New England began at an ECET2 convening in Snowbird, Utah. A group of Massachusetts teachers endeavored to build a similar experience for New England educators.