This workshop will address instructional strategies that have proven to be effective in raising student achievement through increasing classroom rigor and improving student motivation and engagement.
The content of this workshop is based on the years of experience and research of Dr. Barbara Blackburn who is considered to be a Top 30 Global Guru in Education.
NOTE: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Dr. Abbigail Armstrong, Blackburn Consulting Group
Abbigail Armstrong, co-author of several upcoming books, has seen the challenges of impoverished children; she lived through it. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner-Webb University in 2010. Building on her classroom experiences and specializations in math, content literacy, and middle level education, she became a professor at Winthrop University in 2005. She now teaches undergraduate courses in the Middle Level Education Program, and graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, the Middle Level Education master’s program, and in the Curriculum and Instruction specialty program. She supervises elementary and middle school student teachers, and collaborates with area schools on special projects. Dr. Armstrong has worked on several projects involving assessing rigor in schools and program evaluation. She also has a strong background in working with at-risk students, particularly those from a poverty background. She has worked with Dr. Blackburn for ten years, and is a skilled presenter who brings a real-life, down-to-earth perspective to her presentations. Participants are most excited about her practical approach and hands-on learning.
Who Should Attend?
HSTW/MMGW administrators & teachers – all subjects
LIMIT – 25 GUESTS FROM OTHER SITES
Registration is closed for this event.