This is our first Teacher Academy where all 16 first ring suburbs and Cleveland are represented!
Joan Spoerl, Our Dolly Parton Imagination Library Coordinator, spent the morning and lunch with us. She provided teachers with information about the program and how to spread the word to their students’ families
We had one teacher from Berea who has been to all seven of our Teacher Academy’s
Every year, Jim Connell from Ursuline College, our emcee, has everyone engage in a fun ice breaker to start the day. It gives all those in attendance a chance to get to know teachers from different districts and help begin the networking for the day.
Session 1 of the day started with 4 different offerings. Rachel Bruce and Irma Hernandez from Warrensville Heights City Schools presented “Progress Monitoring: “The Help.” Teachers learned ways to effectively progress monitor students’ academic growth through different avenues of classroom engagement.
Davida Brock, from Richmond Heights Schools, gave her presentation on “Math Time = Fun Time.” Her session demonstrated how to turn math time into a fun learning experience for students
Session 2 provided more great options for our teachers to learn. Tishawn Benson from East Cleveland City Schools, presented “Change Their Minds.” Her presentation centered on Growth Mindset and how to help struggling readers find confidence to change their attitudes about reading
Tishawn Benson presented on Growth Mindset: shared a great video called “Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset rap” pic.twitter.com/JlMdIom1ichttps://t.co/JlMdIom1icpic.twitter.com/JlMdIom1ic
Session 2- CHANGE THEIR MINDS: Thinking of growth mindset as a open hand. Open to choose and face challenges. pic.twitter.com/FCo4uKng8D
Patti Cramer, Julie Harkness, and Jennifer Frank, from Lakewood City Schools, teamed up to present on “Power in Numbers.” The session covered ways to differentiate math instruction through co-teaching.
This year, we had a guest speaker during lunch. As teachers enjoyed a delicious meal, they listened to our keynote speaker, Ben Sapp, Director of the Mazza Museum. The Mazza Museum of International Art from Pictures is a museum located at The University of Findlay. It is an entire museum devoted to illustrations from children’s picture books. Ben gave a great talk about the history of the museum, the tours they give and the art they house.
Lunch with Mazza: Learned some interesting facts about familiar author/artist. Also some books to use in my classroom. pic.twitter.com/XGCjg74qUC
After lunch it was time for the last two sessions of the day. Angelo Bertolone, Jory Huffman and Kelly Ryan, from Cuyahoga Heights School District, gave their presentation “AMP’d Up!” about how to include Art, Music and Physical Education into general education topics.