Events and Conferences

Schedule - Teaching Beyond the Test

Monday, June 26, 2006
P. M. Who Are We?  Why Are We Here?

1:00 - Welcome luncheon and introductory remarks
2:00 - Professionals seeking development
3:00 - Teaching content vs. teaching the test
4:00 - Action research framework

Evening - Participants may choose to dine with faculty Greenwich Village.**


Tuesday, June 27, 2006
A.M. The relationship between authentic instruction and academic competencies

9:00 - Where has all the balance gone: Selecting essential content for the literacy scales
10:00 - Teaching for mathematical concepts: Avoiding the fallacy of a skills-first approach
11:00 - Using Boal’s Image Theater as an assessment strategy in the content areas

P.M. Field-based learning: Mere tourists no more

1:00 - Field-based integrated leaning: Metropolitan Museum of Art*
- On-site literacy, mathematical, and dramatic responses applicable to any field trip, anywhere

Evening - Participants may choose to dine with faculty in Little Italy.**


Wednesday, June 28, 2006
A.M. Mathematics, inquiry, and teacher learning

9:00-11:30 - Creating math detectives across the grade levels.  Action research around mathematics

P.M. Teachers and children as learners when children’s “stories come to school” 

12:30-3:00 - Telling, writing, and performing stories: Leading young and struggling readers.  Action research and literacy
3:30 - Preparing students for a trip to the theater

Evening - Participants are invited to the Broadway production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.*


Thursday, June 29, 2006
Developing essential questions          

9:00 - Using Process Drama to explore multicultural themes across the grade levels
10:00 - The misuse of children’s books in teaching literacy: Why we must distinguish between books we read and books we teach 
1:00 - Gifted in math: Truth, fiction, and diverse learners
3:00 - New York City in Children’s Books: From Eloise to Fireboat—a Walking Tour

Evening - Participants are invited to join faculty for a wine and cheese reception at the Museum of Natural History.*


Friday, June 29, 2006
Developing an Action Research Agenda

9:00  - Working with faculty and sub-groups to define questions, identify resources, establish frameworks, and create a timeline
11:00 - Why we came: Presentation of action research plans


*Costs included in fees.
**Costs not included in fees.