The Art of Teaching Creatively

In this three-part series, you will be introduced to creative topics designed to enrich your classroom repertoire and increase student learning.

Are you a beginning teacher or, perhaps, even an experienced teacher who is looking for some creative ideas for your classroom? 

In this three-part “The Art of Teaching Creatively” series, you will be introduced to creative topics designed to enrich your classroom repertoire and increase student learning. 

In this webinar series you will:

  • Be introduced to 3 sets of understandings that are not usually included in curriculum guidelines or learning materials
  • Be provided with techniques that you can use to lighten your marking load
  • Learn how to give students and parents a clear set of the rules, based on the principle of full disclosure, regarding evaluation practices
  • Learn how to address a receptive language skill (listening) that will increase student performance in other subjects and in the world beyond

Don’t go through another school year without considering some of these ideas and the ideas generated by participants in our interactive format.

Each session will be 60-minutes, followed by a 30-minute Q&A period. You will receive eBooks that complement the webinars with forms that will save you planning time, and certificates for your professional development portfolio. Recordings will be available if you miss the live webinars.

Workshop Agenda

SESSION 1 – Contract Learning

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. EST

Contract learning puts control of students’ efforts and grades into their own hands by establishing a contract that outlines what students must do to get an A, B, C, or D.  This webinar will teach you how to use contract learning - at any level or grade.  You will:

  • Learn the importance of allowing students a significant measure of control over their learning and performance in a unit of study
  • Learn how to motivate reluctant learners by enhancing their chances for success and by providing the opportunity for students to show their creativity
  • Understand that teaching students to meet goals is sometimes more important than content and quality of the assignment itself

 

SESSION 2 – Student Evaluation Practices & Policies

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. EST

Evaluation of student achievement is as important as the act of instruction.  Unfortunately, evaluation is often given short shrift in training programs and in school- and class-based planning.  You will:

  • Understand the importance of establishing a student evaluation policy for your classroom (students and their parents)
  • Recognize the need to vary evaluation practices to reflect differences in learning style and language skills
  • Appreciate the necessity and advisability of using your own marking of students’ assignments as a way of helping students learn from their past performance

 

SESSION 3 – Teaching Listening Skills

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. EST

In the modern world, speaking and listening are among the most common methods of communication.  Unfortunately, most classroom teachers believe that they are teaching listening skills incidentally through regular classroom practices.  This webinar stresses the inclusion of teaching listening skills in a full unit or as part of regular instruction.  You will:

  • Learn to recognize the subskills of listening
  • Connect those subskills to similar subskills in the teaching of reading (both above are considered receptive language skills)
  • Be introduced to a series of activities designed to teach learning skills as an integrated part of the lesson or as part of a unit on listening skills as a whole

For more information on relevant topics and future webinars, please go to www.bendelservices.com

PRICING Information

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Presented by K-12 recruitment experts Jennifer Baldelli and Daniel Mason. Together, the pair represents more than 60 years of experience hiring teachers into K-12 education.

 

Dan Mason

Daniel has worked in the Ontario school system for 29 years, having been a high school teacher, department head, principal and superintendent. As both a principal and member of senior staff, he was instrumental in developing staff development opportunities for teachers on instructional effectiveness, student evaluation practices, classroom management, and curriculum implementation.

As a professor in the Faculty of Education Dan worked with beginning and experienced teachers from the Primary to the Senior division in the areas of curriculum design, evaluation of student achievement and teaching effectiveness.   As a secondary school principal Dan was actively engaged in in-school staff development activities that promoted best practices in the classroom.  He continued this focus as a Superintendent of Schools and later as a Superintendent of Educational Services.   He holds a B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D.

Jennifer Baldelli

Jennifer has 32 years of experience in HR within the Ontario school system and has worked at three school districts. As an HR Officer, she oversaw recruitment/staffing and subsequently led the Department as an Operations Specialist.  In addition to her HR responsibilities, she worked extensively with the Staff Development Department to sponsor learning activities on instructional effectiveness.  As such, Jennifer has developed an on-the-ground understanding and appreciation of the needs of teachers to update constantly their repertoire of instructional practices.  Her experience has been wide-ranging and practical in this regard.

Jennifer is a certified Registered Professional Recruiter (Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada) and was featured in Canada’s HR Today Journal for her ongoing contributions in the field of HR.

For more information, email Jen and Dan at info@bendelservices.com.