CASIE's Learning Lab quarterly workshop series is designed to address both the practical needs and the classroom dreams of educators.
Teachers wrestle with many different aspects of pedagogy and practice on a daily basis. At CASIE, we believe that thinking and learning collaboratively is one of the best ways to build a strong individual practice in the classroom. We developed our Learning Lab series as an opportunity for K-12 educators to meaningfully and deeply engage with new ideas while refining their own teaching. Each Learning Lab will feature focused content, active learning, collaborative work, expert support, and guided reflection over the span of two days of interactive learning with small groups and content experts.
Join us ONLINE for a unique opportunity to experience an intimate interactive setting with some of the practitioners and researchers at the forefront of education today.
We have designed our online Learning Labs to maximize engagement with your instructor and with fellow attendees in a relaxed, comfortable context. Expect to be challenged and excited over two days, three hours per day.
... I was able to immediately put what I learned into practice in the classroom!! Awesome facilitator, great stories and activities!!"
-Anne Prouty, French American International School, Portland, Oregon
"Excellent Learning Lab. From the facility to the food everything was fabulous...I came away with a bank of conceptual knowledge, more than I ever knew I would!"
-Kimberly Schorr, Clubview Elementary, Columbus, Georgia
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2020-2021 Online Learning Labs
IB Programme Evaluation: How to Navigate The Process and Inspire Excellence
JANUARY 28-29, 2021
Educator & Veteran IB Coordinator
"Programme evaluation." Those two words evoke a range of responses when heard by IB school leaders. What is meant to provide insight and a road map for continuous improvement can end up being both one of the greatest headaches and missed opportunities that IB school leaders face. The recent redesign of the International Baccalaureate programme standards and practices is intended to help schools shift their focus from a compliance mindset and instead unlock the full potential of IB programmes by fostering a culture of continuous school growth.
This 2-day interactive workshop is designed for administrators, coordinators, and others who are integrally engaged in school growth and planning in current and candidate IB World Schools where the goal is having learners flourish during the evaluation period and beyond. An orchestrated deep dive into the new standards and practices and practical implementation strategies will provide you with thorough knowledge and inspiration to create exciting pathways for the next phase of your school’s IB journey.
Elissa (Elise) Banas is in her 14th year as the IB DP Coordinator at City Honors School, the honors magnet for the public school system in Buffalo, NY. A member of IBEN since 2010, she is an experienced face-to-face and online workshop leader, as well as a site visitor, consultant, and IB lead educator.
Registration for Online Workshop $200
Reducing Learning Barriers in a Language-Diverse Classroom
MARCH 4-5, 2021
Educator & Curriculum Specialist
From language delays in articulation and phonemic awareness to struggles associated with English Language development, today’s classrooms are filled with diverse learners. The traditional one-size-fits-all model of education no longer meets the language learning needs of the students we find our classrooms. Oral, written, and spoken language affects learning in every classroom because all teachers are teachers of language.
This 2-day interactive workshop is designed for the educator interested in helping their students succeed by reducing learning barriers associated with the range of language needs. Participants will explore linguistic diversity and the implications it has on teaching and learning. They’ll determine scaffolds and adaptations that can be made to help all learners flourish within the four language demands of academic language including function, discourse, syntax, and vocabulary. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices associated with the why, the what, and the how of learning will be examined. Application of these strategies in a classroom will be considered to determine how they may help to reduce learning barriers.
Linda Johnson has served in the field of education for 27 years in both private and public schools as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, school administrator, librarian, and educational consultant. Passionate about supporting language and literacy development in students, she has taught both language arts and English Language Learners at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.