Professional Development for 21st Century Educators
Presented by:
Golden Apple Teacher Academy Members

-Six monthly sessions: 4:30-6:30 pm, Rockford College, Burpee Center
-Sessions include information for both elementary and secondary teachers.
-Cost: $10.00 per session
-CPDU's are available for all sessions



Positive Connections With Parents Throughout the Year
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
-Make positive connections & keep the lines of communication open
-Strategies for dealing with non-communicative parents
-Dealing with challenging situations
-Ideas for keeping good records

Classroom Management:  Time, Space, Stress
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
-Learn ways to achieve effective classroom dynamics and structure
-Strategies for productive student-teacher interaction, and positive classroom climate
-Learn ways to manage STRESS- (*Dr. Ann Reynolds will speak on this topic)

Discipline Through Motivation
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
-Creative discipline strategies for managing a productive classroom
-Strategies for dealing with inappropriate behavior
-Using the Power of Words to encourage positive student behavior --(*Carl Hobbs will speak on this topic)

Innovative Teaching Strategies
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
-Empower your students by engaging them in their learning
-Maximize understanding and achievement
-Discover strategies you can use in your classroom tomorrow!
-Utilize technology to expand your classroom

Managing Certification and Re-Certification--presented by Jamie Watts from KIDS/ROE
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Thriving Through the End of the Year
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
-Rejuvenating yourself and your classroom
-Strategies for keeping the "lid" on
-How to handle Failure--(*Carl Hobbs will discuss this topic, too)