This action-packed, edge of your seat Summer Leadership Conference will focus on the latest research on student engagement, student thinking, and how to design classrooms that promotes deep thinking and understanding in the 21st Century Classroom. By practicing what we preach, audience members will take part in an “out of your seat and on your feet” experience that models the brain rules for deep thinking and understanding: simple to complex, concrete to abstract, and students only remember what they think about. Participants will examine research by John Hattie, Jim Knight, Graham Nuthall, Eric Jensen, James Nottingham, and John Almarode. This workshop will address classroom and student engagement in a cognitively rich environment making sure that students remain engaged in relevant content, regardless of the medium. Topics include goals, learning intentions, success criteria, meaning making, opportunities to respond, and effective feedback.
School and Central Office Administrators and Instructional Leaders (K-12)
Dr. John Almarode is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at James Madison University, Co-Director of the Center for STEM Education and Outreach, and the Co-Editor of The Teacher Educators’ Journal. He began his career in Augusta County, Virginia, teaching a wide range of students.
At James Madison University, Dr. Almarode works with pre‑service teachers and actively pursues his research interests, including educational neuroscience, the design and measurement of classroom environments that promote student engagement and learning, STEM disciplines and specialized STEM high schools, and college and university laboratory schools.
The work of Dr. Almarode and his colleagues has been presented to the United State Congress, Virginia Senate, the United States Department of Education, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the White House. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the application of neuroscience to school and home environments. And he has authored multiple articles, reports, book chapters, and two books, including Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6 – 12 (Corwin Press, 2013).
$139 for VSUP Members
$189 for Non-Members
Fee includes parking, breakfast, and lunch
Pre-Payment Is Not Required
Notification of cancellation must be received by the VSUP Conference Coordinator, Liza Scallet (email@example.com), at least
FIVE DAYS before the event is held, or you will be billed in full.
Friday, June 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration & Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
All registered participants will receive an email
with event details in the week prior to the conference
THE HOLIDAY INN
1901 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901
$116 plus tax (Single or Double)
Cancellation Deadline: Prior to 6:00 p.m. on day of arrival to avoid penalty
Call Hotel directly and use this group code: V29
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Deadline for Reserving Room at Group Rate: June 6, 2017
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