Teachers Week 2019

Dates: 
Jul 30, 2019 to Aug 02, 2019
Held each August, Teachers Week provides an opportunity for new and experienced teachers to participate in workshops and breakouts designed to increase their effectiveness in the classroom.

OVERVIEW

Teachers Week includes content for new and experienced teachers. Content-focused workshops and breakouts discuss history, science, math, literature, spelling, Bible, and more.

Teachers Week check-in begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, July 29. The event ends after lunch is served on Friday, August 2.

2019 PROGRAM

GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

Texts for Teachers
Steven Brubaker

SPLIT SESSIONS: NEWER TEACHERS

Becoming an Effective Teacher
Anthony Hurst

SPLIT SESSIONS: EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

A Kingdom Vision for Teachers
Matt Peachey

Also offering:

45 Breakouts

  • Phonics: Learning to Read - Glenda Miller & Becky Sue Kreider
  • Trauma: What Has it Done to My Students' Brain? - Becky Sue Kreider
  • Dyslexia: Signs, Symptoms, & Solutions - Becky Bollinger
  • Mentoring Teens & Young Adults - Nate Nolt
  • Making the Pen Mightier than the Sword - Carol Burkholder
  • and many more

11 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

  • New Teacher Orientation - Esther Bean, Howard Bean

Ready to teach? Effective teaching requires preparation, and this workshop is intended to help prepare you for your first year in the classroom. It will include such topics as motivation, a typical lesson, and the learning process. We recommend that new teachers also take the pertinent breakout sessions in conjunction with this workshop: Classroom Management (K-2) and Discipline: Preventive and Corrective.

  • Leading Productive Classroom Discussions - Jonas Sauder

An important life skill to develop in school is the student’s ability to actively and purposefully engage in lively, thoughtful, respectful discussions. After participating in several discussions led by the workshop presenter, participants will take turns leading a group discussion on one or more topics of their choice, such as a literary selection, history, geography, current events, or Bible. A variety of techniques, guidelines, and models for enhancing discussions will be shared.

  • Beginner's Word, Excel, & Powerpoint - Ed Brunet

Designed for the new teacher who’s just getting started with the Microsoft Office programs, you will get hands-on experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. We start with the basics and build a foundation giving you practical examples to use in the classroom right away.

  • Big Songs for Little People - Jeff Swanson

Sweet warm ups. Easy to learn vocal techniques. Fun games. PIZZA. Sight singing. Solfege. Smiles. Grades 1-6. No stress program planning. Big Songs. Lots..

  • Developing Math Teaching Skills - Rolin Martin  

A math teacher’s job is never done. Content must be mastered, work must be graded, and better teaching frameworks need to be developed. This workshop will provide you with new teaching techniques to try and a chance to develop your math teaching skills. It will be geared toward seventh to twelfth grade math teachers, but fifth and sixth grade teachers will find plenty of helpful tips as well.

  • Time For Recess! - Laura Conley

If it's everyone's favorite school subject why do they spend so much time arguing and complaining about it? How much is necessary? Should it always be organized games? What ages should play together? Can you share recess duty? What "new" game ideas can you share/take back to your school? Recess is for all ages; come prepared to play so you're prepared to play.

  • Nature: A Living Textbook - Dana Atkinson

As Peter Farb wrote, “We live on the rooftops of a hidden world”. Attendees participate in eye-opening investigations of plants, insects, and biological phenomena in the nearby yard and woods. This workshop offers teachers a set of ‘tools’ that enable them to guide students into discovering the wow-factor in something as ordinary as a stalk of goldenrod from the schoolyard. Walking shoes and curiosity are recommended.

  • YAY! It's Time for Reading - Deana Swanson

Reading should pretty much be pure pleasure-- great stories, interesting characters, and wonderful endings. In this workshop we will be discussing how to really enjoy the stories while also covering comprehension, vocabulary, read-aloud techniques, and more. Infuse your reading class with excitement and passion. Bring a reader that you use in your classroom.

  • Communicating Clearly - Anthony Hurst  (FULL)

Communication is the connection that allows thoughts, ideas, and emotions to flow between people. After looking at Biblical principles, we will focus on developing useful skills for both public speaking and classroom instruction. Opportunity will be given for attendees to give a 3-5 minute presentation – a story, an academic or object lesson, etc. This workshop is now filled to capacity.

  • Art with Intention - Hannah Scott Nolt

Come prepared to create and learn how to lead your students in creating. You don't have to be a great artist to teach art concepts to your students! This workshop is open to all teachers. You will receive free lesson plans for students at the level you teach and will walk away with a finished example to show your students. $5 supply fee. Maximum of 40 participants.

  • Teaching Low-Tech Science - John Mark Kuhns

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” This proverb should ring in the mind of every science teacher, and should provide the backdrop for every science class. Unfortunately, though, many schools have little room in the budget for specialized science equipment or supplies, so science teachers must use extra creativity to involve their students. From homemade incubators to kitchen chemistry, this workshop will give ideas for teachers who must use everyday objects to teach science. The presentation will be geared toward science teachers in the middle to upper grades, but is open to teachers of all levels.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for Teachers Week 2019 is closed.