Building 21st Century Teachers to teach               21st century learners




$500 for all three days

Bring 5 participants and receive a free coaching day for those 5  participants at your school!

Register before January 1, 2018  and receive $50 off!


Courtyard Marriott

15700 NW 77 ct. 

Miami Lakes, FL 33016


january 13, 2018

January 27, 2018 

February 10, 2018


ELA Sessions

Participants will understand how a deeper level of understanding can come from focusing on the interactions of individuals, events, and ideas over the course of a text. A classroom that fosters a high level of analytical thinking develops students’ abilities to find patterns and relationships within a text and make connections among those text components. Participants will explore examples, analogies, and comparisons that will further enhance a student’s understanding of individual events, in a text including how and why they occur and change over a period of time.

Day One: Will focus on the core concept of close reading and how it forms the instructional backbone of 21st century literary instruction. Participants will also be introduced to how close reading can be adapted to teach any of the Language Arts Florida Standards with a heavy emphasis on instructional methodology focused around Anchor Standard 1: Citing Textual Evidence.

Day Two: Geared towards developing an understanding within the participants of how to appropriately select content to support student close reading. Participants will also be introduced to lesson design concepts that enable them to become 21st century educators.

Day Three: Introduce teachers to different models of student engagement and discourse. To truly develop an understanding of Anchor Standard 1: Citing Textual Evidence in their students, participants will be provided a series of instructional tools and strategies to foster a culture of student discourse and engagement in which citing evidence is the norm for students. 


Math Sessions

Participants will further understand The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education. Within this conference, participants will be exposed to 3 out of the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Day One: SMP #1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Participants will not only examine instructional methodologies and strategies that support student perseverance in problem solving, but also student behaviors that exhibit the use of multiple strategies of problem solving to navigate mathematical tasks.

Day Two: SMP #3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of SMP #3. They will not only understand the role of the teacher in the classroom, but the role of the student as well when showing evidence of what SMP #3 looks like. They will recognize/create a task that allows students to make, justify, and communicate claims supported with evidence.

Day Three: SMP #6 Attend to Precision. Participants will understand how content will require reasonable numeric solutions and units with a degree of precision and accuracy appropriate for the problem in context from their students. They will also understand the importance of an environment that promotes a level of expectation with regard to precise communication from students.