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  1. Curriculum Directors Meeting
    Directors from Region 2 will meet regularly throughout the school year to share legislative updates, professional development opportunities, and network with one another.

    This is a closed meeting designed for Region 2 Curriculum Directors only.



  2. Get Ready to Breakout: Gamify Your Classroom with Escape Rooms

    Would you like to challenge your students to explore the content through teamwork and decision-making?  If so, then this training is for you.  Breakout rooms, also known as escape rooms, can help students review content or discover new concepts.  Participants will be able to create virtual or in-person breakout rooms to deliver their lessons in a more collaborative, challenge-oriented approach.  

    Applicable to teachers grades K-12.

    Note: Registration ends June 11th.


  3. Investigating History: Creating a Culture for Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom

    “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein


    Join teachers around the region as we practice methods to cultivate an inquiry-based classroom environment in which students explore and investigate social studies concepts through various hands-on learning experiences using grade level content.  This workshop series will guide teachers through strategies and tools that will  engage students in critical thinking.   These practices will assist students with uncovering ideas and support conceptual learning through exploration.  Each session dives into specific TEKS-aligned content knowledge applicable for grades 3-8 and 11th.  Participants will experience inquiry-based learning and receive tools and strategies that can be immediately used in the classroom. We will also talk about how to build an inquiry-based classroom in a virtual/hybrid environment, and how to differentiate for special populations.


    This workshop will follow the Inquiry Framework as outlined in the book, Inquiry Illuminated.  For each content topic we will follow the these stages:

    Stage I Immerse: The teacher invites curiosity by building background so students can find topics to research using artifacts, picture books, videos and websites. 

    Stage II Investigate: Through teacher modeling students will learn how to develop questions, search for information, and discover answers 

     

    Oh The Digital Places We Can Go- Digital Field Trips, Geocaching, and Digiwalks (Asynchronous Course)
    Learn how to travel with your class anywhere you want to go.  Transcend time and space and bring students to destinations and time periods previously inaccessible to them.  Create your own digital experience to enhance your teaching and provide, not only a new experience, but develop new skills sets for your students with digital field trips. 

    Applicable to teachers grades K-12.
     
    Note: Registration closes Aug. 2nd. Participants will have 3 weeks to complete the course asynchronously.


  4. Making Thinking Visible
    Thinking strategies for the social studies classroom.

  5. Interactive Notebooks in the Science and Social Studies Classrooms
    Participants will engage in lesson activities that support student learning while creating their own interactive notebook.  Tips and techniques will be shared as well as ready to use activities and templates.

  6. Time is TikToking: Apps to Get Your Teaching Going Viral

    Generational gaps can cause learning to lag but using apps like TikTok, Flipgrid, Youtube, and snapchat can build credibility and relevance to your teaching with an audience looking for a quick experience.  Uncomfortable with technology or concerned about the misuse of technology? We will address these concerns by supporting our student learning as digital citizens while also offering some templates to simulate the online apps as well.  Applicable to 6-12th grade.


  7. STREAM-ING Through Campus Beautification

    Campus culture starts when you enter the building. Utilize STEM principles to beautify your campus.  Infuse art and digital literacy while collecting data that can be funneled back into the classroom to provide community specific impacts of recycling, consumption, policy-making and systems management.  Use this as a springboard in Math or Science, but also bring it into Social Studies and English with the economic, governmental, and societal impacts of art, culture, technology and basic human needs.  Together we will dive into the different ways to enhance signage and improve campus culture on campus through beautification techniques that will not only look great, but give your students a feeling of accomplishment driven by curriculum.  Applicable to grades 3-12, Teachers, Asst. Principals, and Principals.


  8. Infuse Engineering Design Principles Into Your Course Content

    Launch your class into engineering with strategies to deploy universal skills that will mold your students into practitioners of STEM while aiding in your students’ processing skills.  Model ways of thinking, coordinate team interaction and refine modes of communication to develop future scientists and engineers.   Our goals for the workshop include learning to set up engineering notebooks- virtual and physical; identifying roles and group responsibilities while students are collaborating; learning to apply the engineering design process to your instructional vocabulary and practice with a focus on research and graphical representations of data; and implementing/highlighting visual design elements and principles.  Applicable to grades 3-12.

    Note: Registration ends October 8th to accommodate for purchasing of materials for workshop participants.


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Corpus Christi, Texas 78401-2528
phone: (361)561-8400 fax:(361)883-3442
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