Scheduled Dates

4/20/2018   09:30 AM  03:30 PM

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Getting Ready for 2018: A GED® Test Mini Conference with GED Testing Service®

The will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018
From 09:30 AM until 03:30 PM

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Located in : Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor, Room X
Instructor: Daphne Atkinson

 Focusing on Data Literacy

It is never too early in an adult learner’s journey to begin working on data literacy skills—the ability to extract information from infographics, charts, tables, graphs and various kinds of data plots and to draw conclusions, make inferences, and determine solutions.  This workshop will introduce data literacy basics and how these skills are a critical stepping stone for all adult learners.

Teaching Inference Across the Content Areas

Whether reading non-fiction text or interpreting graphics, students need to be able to make inferences. Drawing conclusions and making inferences remain two of the most challenging reading skills for students. This session will provide teachers with an approach to teaching inference:  scaffolding. Teachers will work with differentiated strategies for teaching inference in multi-level classrooms. Join fellow teachers as they explore “reading between the lines.”

"Knowing" What The Next Step Is:  Developing Sequencing Skills

Sequencing is one of the thinking skills that is assessed across the content areas.  It requires that students engage in logical reasoning, be proficient close readers, and ultimately, be able to understand cause and effect.  Although it may feel different to students in the various content areas, it is all related to the same higher order thinking skill.  We will explore teaching and practicing sequencing from the simple and concrete to the complex and abstract.  

Making Thinking Processes Visible: A Key Teaching Strategy Across the Content Areas

We often assume that our students see (and think about) the world as we do--and that includes learning that occurs in the classroom.  One of the best ways to teach higher order thinking skills is to model them; in other words, invite your students to "see" and emulate your thinking processes. The goal is to provide enough practice for them to internalize good thinking skills. This mini-module will focus on higher order thinking skills and how content focuses and extends skill development.  There will also be an opportunity to practice "making thinking processes visible."

Age Range:  18  -  & UP


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