Professional Development With HVA!

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Workshop Descriptions

HVA Middle School – February 8th Using Socratic Seminars to Build College Readiness Preparation for success in college starts early! Socratic seminars are an extremely high level activity that you can use with middle school students to teach the important skills of discussion, making claims and supporting with evidence, and analysis of advanced texts. Learn how to apply this advanced technique in your classroom. Building A Culture of Pleasure Reading Research supports that having students read for pleasure is one of the biggest ways to build strong literacy skills, as well as to inspire life-long lovers of reading. Find out more about how to build a strong pleasure reading program in your classroom. Special Education Supports to Meet the Needs of All Learners In an era of high stakes testing and accountability, how do we accommodate all of our students? Come find out and learn about special education supports in and out of the classroom at HVA. HVA High School – February 9th Digging Deeper with the Harkness Discussion Method In English and History classes, students have been taught to use specific annotation techniques to push their thinking beyond surface-level reactions into deeper analytic responses. Students use annotation to trace multiple interpretations of a text, and they develop the claims generated during annotation in analytic paragraphs. We have implemented Harkness Roundtable Discussions, a student-led discussion protocol, as a way to help students develop deeper understandings of challenging texts before sitting down to write. Effective Student Notebook Management Have you ever found yourself saying to students, “Did you look at your notes?” or “Did you use the examples we did in class?” Effective notebook organization is essential to getting students to take ownership of their learning. A well-organized notebook allows students to successfully complete independent practice and homework on their own. Here’s what students are saying about the notebook management their HVAHS teachers have them use. “I like the notebook organization because it has the work and notes in chronological order; and I can carry it around with me, instead of a heavy binder.” “It helps me stay organized; I can take good notes and hold ideas, questions and thoughts all in one place to look back at later.” Come find out our secret!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Harlem Village Academy Middle School

244 W. 144th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10030 4:45 - 6pm


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Harlem Village Academy High School

420 East 120th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10035 4:45 - 6pm