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Creating Your Classroom Community: A New Teacher’s Guide to Success

August 5, 2022

As a new teacher, ease your anxiety by learning how to cultivate your dream classroom by building relationships, creating routines and rituals, engaging students and reflection with Greg Wolcott, Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today’s Schools, and Nicole Mashock who created a thriving classroom community built upon relationships and high expectations.

Children in Classroom

Engagement
Strategies 101

August 5, 2022

Using student talk, student interests and movement,  our students will be more engaged and learning at a deeper level. Within this session, learn the research behind movement breaks, collaborative activities, and student talk, and walk away with strategies that can be easily implemented within your classroom starting right at the beginning of the school year.

Classmates

Differentiating UP: Strategies to Engage and Challenge All Learners

August 11, 18, and 25, 2022

Motivate students, incorporate their interests, and keep them engaged by differentiating “up” curriculum and instructional practices. During this three part series with Dr. Richard Cash, author of Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century (2017), participants will dive into advanced levels of questioning, varied instructional strategies, and concept driven instruction to challenge learners.

 

Creating Your Classroom Community: A New Teacher’s Guide to Success

August 5, 2022

School Teacher

DATE

August 5, 2022

Empty Classroom

TIMES

8:30 am - 11:30 am Central

Classmates

LOCATION

Session takes place on Zoom.

COST / REGISTER

$149/person

The new school year is right around the corner. Your excitement and anxiety is increasing as you try to sift through what you need to do to set your first year (or one of your first years) up for success. During this workshop made specifically for teachers in their first three years of teaching, Greg and Nicole will share strategies and research to help you create your dream classroom. 

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

  • Learn the best ways to build relationships with students and between students

  • Understand behavior as communication to create conditions where students thrive

  • Create routines and rituals and understand the importance of consistency

  • Develop a plan for parent communication

  • Understand your emotions, needs and how to advocate for yourself

  • Gain strategies in engaging and motivating students

  • Learn strategies to become a reflective teacher

Presenters

Greg Wolcott currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Woodridge School District 68 in Woodridge, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. As an educator in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years, Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths to maximize the learning of each and every child whom they interact with on a daily basis.Greg consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects including adult learning, developing innovative practices in the classroom to engage all learners, formative assessment to drive instruction, response to instruction/intervention, and data usage for school improvement.

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Greg Wolcott

Nicole Mashock has 17 years of experience in public education in which she has enjoyed working as a middle school Business Education Teacher, an instructional technology coach, and a founder and teacher at a 6-12, STEM project based learning charter school where she specialized in literacy-based instruction. Currently, she is a 6-12 Instructional Coach for the Winneconne Community School District located in Wisconsin. 

 

Nicole is an instructional leader who focuses on meeting the diverse needs of all learners. Through professional learning workshops in multiple areas and individual and team coaching, she creates opportunities for others to learn about research based strategies and develop plans to use these practices in the classroom. Nicole has extensive experience in building community and relationships with students, developing student agency in the classroom, differentiation and social emotional learning, standards and target based grading, and literacy practices. She is an innovative practitioner and learner who wants to support teachers in finding their unique strengths to 

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Nicole Mashock

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Engagement Strategies 101

August 5, 2022

School Teacher

DATE

August 5, 2022

Empty Classroom

TIMES

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Central

Classmates

LOCATION

Session takes place on Zoom.

COST / REGISTER

$149/person

We know that whoever is doing the talking is doing the learning in the classroom. We know that using student interests best supports learning. We know that movement reframes our brain to learn more and at deeper levels. In this three hour workshop, learn strategies for discourse, movement, and collaboration to engage students during every lesson.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

  • Develop ideas for movement breaks and understand the importance behind it

  • Be able to increase purposeful student talk time using a variety of strategies

  • Utilize collaborative activities to create a community of learners 

Presenters

Greg Wolcott currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Woodridge School District 68 in Woodridge, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. As an educator in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years, Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths to maximize the learning of each and every child whom they interact with on a daily basis.Greg consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects including adult learning, developing innovative practices in the classroom to engage all learners, formative assessment to drive instruction, response to instruction/intervention, and data usage for school improvement.

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Greg Wolcott

Nicole Mashock has 17 years of experience in public education in which she has enjoyed working as a middle school Business Education Teacher, an instructional technology coach, and a founder and teacher at a 6-12, STEM project based learning charter school where she specialized in literacy-based instruction. Currently, she is a 6-12 Instructional Coach for the Winneconne Community School District located in Wisconsin. 

 

Nicole is an instructional leader who focuses on meeting the diverse needs of all learners. Through professional learning workshops in multiple areas and individual and team coaching, she creates opportunities for others to learn about research based strategies and develop plans to use these practices in the classroom. Nicole has extensive experience in building community and relationships with students, developing student agency in the classroom, differentiation and social emotional learning, standards and target based grading, and literacy practices. She is an innovative practitioner and learner who wants to support teachers in finding their unique strengths to 

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Nicole Mashock

 

The Better Behavior Blueprint Series

Multiple Options

As the school year enters its third month, educators around the world are grappling with student behavior issues and challenges brought upon by the uncertainty of living through a pandemic.  The events of the last 18 months have amplified many behavioral needs, leaving many educators feeling lost, confused, and wondering what they need to do to get students on track.  the needs for students and teachers to feel love and belonging. 

 

In this 3-part series, Greg Wolcott, author of the best-selling book Significant 72: Unleashing the Power of Relationships in Today’s Schools, will provide educators with a blueprint of practical strategies, tools, and ideas to not only better the behavior of our most challenging students, but create the relationships, routines, and rituals needed for all students to excel. 

 

Behavior as Communication

During this session, Greg will share how the brain responds to incoming information and why students respond the way they do to what is happening in the classroom. He will share practical tools on how to begin transforming classroom environments so teachers can create the conditions for students to thrive.

 

Routines and Reinforcement

In this session, Greg will explain the importance of implementing consistent routines and rituals. He will discuss how we can prevent 90% of classroom behavior through our consistent actions. He will share the three must-have strategies in every teacher’s toolbox and a teacher-proven four-step process for behavior change.

 

What Do We Do When...

In this session, Greg will share ideas on how to handle the so-called “hard to handle’ student.  Participants will explore ways to diagnose and understand extreme behaviors and how to develop individualized success plans. They will leave with tips and tools to provide our most challenging students with the supports needed to ensure classroom success.

“This course was fantastic! I can’t believe how many take-aways I had. I think all teachers should take this course- not only new teachers, but veterans. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Presenter

Greg Wolcott currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Woodridge School District 68 in Woodridge, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. As an educator in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years, Greg is passionate about developing opportunities for all students to succeed as well as finding ways for all teachers and staff members to utilize their strengths to maximize the learning of each and every child whom they interact with on a daily basis.Greg consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects including adult learning, developing innovative practices in the classroom to engage all learners, formative assessment to drive instruction, response to instruction/intervention, and data usage for school improvement.

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Greg Wolcott

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