FUTURE READY SKILLS WORKSHOP
Future REady Workshop Overview
Join us for a one day Future Ready Workshop on June 5, 2018. The one day workshop presented by DSD Professional Development, the Future Ready Classroom Foundation, and the OSRC, will provide participants with a step by step guide on how to start or continue to implement future ready strategies into any classroom setting. This hands-on workshop will showcase how to deploy differentiated mini-lessons, how to use data-driven digital content and future-ready skills that prepare the students for college, career, and citizenship.
Marcia Kish- Blended and Personalized Instructional Coach
Beth Wilson Fish- Gifted Education Consultant
Michelle Eaton- Instruction Coach
Heather Loudenslager- Literacy Expert & Instructional Coach
Jeff Kish- Code Expert from the USDA
Kit Minnich - CAT Engineer
Shelby Minnich - Technology Teacher
Madyson, Maysen, Alexis, Thomas, Kaydon, Kolton- High and Middle School Students
Question and Answers
Q: Is the June 5th workshop associated with the futureready.org workshops?
A: Great question. No, this is not the futureready.org workshop. The June 5th workshop will focus in on how to take the idea of how to deploy future-ready skills into the classroom setting. The workshop will focus in on the professional development aspect of developing lessons and projects that prepare the students for the future. For example, how do we get the students to create, collaborate, communicate, use critical thinking skills, become globally connected? Also, we will focus in on learner ownership, voice, and choice throughout the workshop. The workshop is hands-on not a sit and get. Your team will be able to explore and learn how to deploy a future-ready classroom environment.
Q: Would this workshop be benificial for language arts teachers?
A: Yes, I could see this workshop being very beneficial for language teachers. We have worked with schools across the country and have spent a lot of time showcasing how to deploy future-ready skills into the language arts classroom.
Q: What grade levels is this workshop geared towards on June 5th?
A: This hands-on workshop is geared towards K-12 classroom educators, instructional coaches, administrators, and support teachers. The workshop will run like a blended and personalized learning fashion where each participant will get to pick their learning path for the day. There is something for everyone!
Q: Who is the Gifted Coordinator for the workshop
A: Beth Wilson Fish will be the onsite coordinator for the six-hour workshop. For those educators that are interested in receiving a gifted training certificate, there will be a separate track and sessions designated just for you.
Q: What Gifted Compentancies will be covered during the workshop?
A: The following compentancies will be our main focus for the future-ready workshop.
Questions and Answers
Q: Who will be the Gifted and Talented Presenter?
A: Beth Wilson Fish will be the onsite professional development provider for the Gifted and Talented portion of the workshop. Her bio and creditials are listed below.
Beth has 31 years of experience in education, which includes 17 years serving the students of the Orange Schools. She spent 13 years as a gifted intervention specialist at Moreland Hills Elementary School and four years as the District’s Gifted Coordinator before retiring in 2014. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and Martha Holden Jennings Scholar.
Beth is the Second Vice President of Affiliates with the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She also serves on its conference committee. She is a past Vice President with the Greater Cleveland Coordinators of The Gifted.
She currently serves as a gifted education consultant in local area schools. Beth is actively involved with Destination Imagination serving as an appraiser and challenge master at regional and state levels. She is very active in several non-profit organizations, passionately advocating for students and teachers in the public schools.
She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University and a Masters of Arts in School Counseling from Cleveland State University, as well as an Endorsement in Gifted Education.
About DSD Professional Development
DSD Professional Development has been working with schools around the country implementing blended and personalized learning, differentiated instruction, and technology integration for the last eight years. We have successfully developed a process that changes a good lesson into a great lesson by proving students with the opportunity to learn content from mini lessons, working small self guided learning groups, the ability to showcase learning through creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and global connections. Read more about how we are empowering educators for tomorrow through our blog.