Strand H

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Organizational Structures

Middle level educators design instruction that meets the broad range of interests, abilities, learning styles and skills of their students. They understand the importance of designing lessons that accommodate these differences by incorporating effective instructional approaches in their classrooms.
Topics in this strand may include, but are not limited to:

● Team based instruction
● Project-based learning
● Hands-on learning experiences
● Higher order thinking skills
● Using data to guide instructions
● Specific teaching/learning strategies
● Extended learning time
● Flexible schedules
● Inclusion
● Co-teaching
● Transition programs/opportunities
● Experiential learning
● Multiple intelligences
● Problem-based learning
● Second language learners
● Technology integration
● Standards-based curriculum
● Professional learning communities

The Sessions

Chocolate and Poverty

Presenter(s): Mark Brezitski, Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA

Milton Hershey School is a cost-free boarding school for students from Pre-K through High School that come from financially and socially needy backgrounds. MHS was established by Mr. and Mrs. Hershey as a school for orphaned boys but now serves both boys and girls. (44)

Google Teaming Your Middle School

Presenter(s): John D’Entremont, Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon, NH

Learning Google Team Drive or haven’t yet? Learn how our school structurally changed to create an organizational method for saving, sharing, and archiving ALL of our documents. This session outlines our process. Attendees will leave with a started plan/drive. Attendees need a device and should be using Google Applications. (49)

Utilizing Paras in Your Classroom

Presenter(s): Laura Piccolo, Cawley Middle School, Hooksett, NH

Have a para and don't know what to do or how to best communicate? Feel like you don't have time to train another person to work in your room? Come experience and learn about setting expectations for the para(s) in your classroom. Walk away with strategies you can implement tomorrow! (50)