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BEHIND THE MASK: Engaging in critical conversations in the workplace, in classrooms & in the world
Summer is a time for educators to reassess, reflect, and plan. Are you finding that sustaining authentic self expression is more important and more difficult? Do you feel that out of respect for others, you don’t engage in communications as you might want to?
Join us for a collaborative, interactive 2-day virtual workshop in which you will explore how to maintain your identity during brave conversations, how to understand your “why”, and how to harness the power of listening and dialogue. Some of the topics we will cover include reimagining what respect for others is, conversation styles and purposes, and the power of listening, microaggressions, and other dialogue inhibitors. You will leave with practical strategies such as using the fishbowl to foster authentic discussions, methods to manage your thoughts and emotions in critical conversations, and tools for respectful responding.
Date: June 23-24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Target Audience: Teachers and Administrators
Registration Cost: $175 until 4/15, then $200
Contact: Jane Boarman at jboarman@shorecrest.org
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IMAGINATIVE INQUIRY: Using Drama to Ignite Inquiry
Learn about the powerful, engaging pedagogy of Imaginative Inquiry, as we dive into examining its methods and how to apply the drama conventions used for teaching. This summer, join us and experience the methods of Imaginative Inquiry firsthand, and practice leading drama activities to inform your classroom. Guide students into the active roles of researcher, problem-solver and leader. We will consider how specific theater conventions can create contexts for Social Studies lessons, and put problem-solving and social justice at the center of a lesson. Teachers will also have the opportunity to think about and plan how to integrate Imaginative Inquiry into your own lessons and curriculum units.
Date: June 27, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Target Audience: Lower and Middle School Teachers
Registration Cost: $630
Contact Email: jboarman@shorecrest.org
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ARDUINO TRAINING FOR MS/HS TEACHERS
This camp is all about how to implement an Arduino class for middle/high school. I have taught middle school Arduino classes for 10 years successfully and will show you how to set up the class and how to run a full semester class. We will cover Arduino programming and pair that with projects involving LEDs, RGB LEDs, resistors, photo-resistors, water sensors, potentiometers, ultrasonic sensors, LCD displays, etc. Each half-day, we will pause to reflect on the projects and talk about how the best way to scaffold students through the material covered. You will leave with an extensive PDF file of the projects and all details on how to start a class. Programming will cover the basics of Arduino syntax and eventually move through loops and selection statements (if-then-else) and finally, write user-defined functions for projects. You will also participate in applying the concepts learned to make a “household “device using Arduino sensors.
Date: Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass Street, Tampa, FL 33606
Target Audience: Middle and Upper School Teachers
Registration Cost: $800
Contact: Kung-Khoon Quah
Contact Email: kkquah@tampaprep.org
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ORLANDO LEARNING SUMMIT
i-Tech Support, Inc. is proud to partner with The First Academy to host the third annual Orlando Learning Summit. This summit will promote thought leadership and learning around how EdTech tools take classroom instruction from toolset to creative mindset! The cost of the Summit will be $250 per attendee, which includes a full day of sessions on Friday and a half day of sessions on Saturday. Light breakfast and lunch will be included on Friday as well as a light breakfast on Saturday. There will be an additional cost of $99 for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Workshop on Saturday afternoon. The Summit will showcase two keynote sessions and 24 breakout sessions led by teacher presenters from schools throughout Florida.
Date: July 15-16, 2022
Time: 8:30am-6:30pm
Where: The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
Target Audience: Heads of School, Administrators, Technology Directors, and Teachers
Registration Cost: $250
Contact: Evelyn McCulloch
Contact Email: evelyn.mcculloch@i-techsupport.com
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Opening Brave Spaces for Students
Before we can expect or encourage students to open up about tough topics, the adults in the room need to make their own paths through. How do we work with colleagues we may not agree with? Can we ensure that we as a team of educators have explored our own comfort levels before engaging the students? Is there a way to embrace discomfort as teachers in order to deepen the conversation with students?

In this in-person workshop, we will share our experiences as educators developing and implementing culturally responsive teaching. Looking at events in American history will be the catalyst for examining how we talk to others about race, sexual orientation, wealth, and intelligence. Attendees will learn to guide themselves and others through discussions about sensitive topics using a process that allows for truth-telling while still preserving collegial relationships. You will leave with strategies and materials that will allow you to establish understandings with co-workers and model the process for students.

Date: July 19, 2022
Time: 
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Target Audience: Teachers and Administrators
Registration Cost: $200 until 5/30, then $250
Contact Email: jboarman@shorecrest.org
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Differentiating Instruction Using Orton-Gillingham Methods
Have you heard of the Orton-Gillingham approach and are interested in learning more dependable multi-sensory techniques? Do you have students in your class who receive tutoring that you want to support without changing your curriculum? Expand your differentiated instruction toolbox! No previous Orton-Gillingham experience is needed.
Learning outcomes of this practical, hands-on workshop:
  • Learn Orton-Gillingham (OG) methods of teaching literacy for those who reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily
  • Understand dyslexia including red flags
  • Understand the importance of early intervention
  • Plan for using OG methods in your classroom to differentiate
  • Learn about how to implement phonological awareness exercises into your classroom
Date: August 8, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Target Audience: Pre-K - 3rd Grade Teachers
Registration Cost: $450
Contact Email: jboarman@shorecrest.org
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