Teaching Beyond the Test

Events and Conferences

Teaching Beyond the Test

K?6 educators are welcome to join faculty from New York University's Steinhardt School's Department of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions for a four-day (Monday afternoon through Friday morning) professional development conference that reexamines what we mean by authentic instruction in an age of accountability. In addition to daily workshops, participants will utilize both the resources of a research university and New York City in summer. Using an integrated learning process, participants will explore content-based teaching designed to improve children's academic competencies without ?teaching to the test?. They will investigate the contribution of integrated learning opportunities to overall academic growth in both workshop and city venues*. Also, in collaboration with faculty, participants will develop an action research plan for the coming school year that will enable them to document individual children's learning in relation to local and national standards.

Workshops and field-based experiences are centered on the following areas across grade levels

- Action Research documentation of children's learning beyond the test; classroom-based research questions
- Literacy balanced literacy, children's literature, and the role of storytelling for young and struggling readers
- Mathematics the role of applied mathematics in teaching for conceptual understanding
- Drama drama-based learning which addresses multiple intelligences

June 26-June 30, 2006

Opening Session: Monday, June 26th at 1:00p.m.
Closing Session: Friday, June 30th at 1:00p.m.
Sessions will be held at New York University's Washington Square Campus in Greenwich Village.

Cost: $650.00
Payment Deadline: May 15th, 2006

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Connie Villegas in the Office of Special Programs by email conniev@nyu.edu or by phone 212-992-9380

Sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Teaching and Learning.