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Elementary Education Institute

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The TCU Elementary Education Institute is a two day workshop designed for teachers of grades K-5.  It stands apart from other institutes in its approach to professional growth.

Welcome to the 2019 TCU Elementary Institute. Educators are encouraged to join in the pursuit of becoming master teachers in their field. You will be collaborating with fellow educators in the area of Math and English Language Arts as well as a variety of other breakout areas. The institute offers a full day session in one of the core content areas and a second day of engaging breakout sessions where you customize your learning.

The first day sessions will cover the content areas of Reading/Language Arts and Math. Each session will be grouped by grade level Kindergarten through Second and Third through Fifth. This will allow educators to have time to learn and discuss with their peers. There will be a forty-five minute break for lunch along with a fifteen- minute morning and afternoon break.

The Kindergarten through Second Grade Reading/Language Arts session will focus on all aspects of early literacy and building fluent readers and writers. A second course will focus on Reading/Language Arts for grades 3-5. This course will provide strategies that challenge their students as thinkers, readers, and writers as well as enriching their learning. Teachers will have the opportunity to plan engaging lessons and discuss how to apply these concepts in their classroom.

The Math sessions will address the importance of numeracy and its impact on more advanced math. Join our presenters in diving deep into problem solving, numeracy, and real world thinkers! You will leave your time with activities, lesson ideas, and a deeper understanding of how to promote a love of math.

The second day will be a variety of breakout sessions in ninety-minute increments. During this time educators may customize their own professional development and choose to attend any session they are interested in. Breakout sessions may include topics in Science, Writing, Restorative Practices, Technology in the classroom, content area rotations, and many more! There will also be an option to attend a debriefing and work session which will give teachers a chance to pause, reflect, and share ideas about what they have learned. Teachers in work sessions will design products they can use in their classroom and have the opportunity to see other teachers lessons and ideas.

The 2019 TCU Elementary Institute is dedicated to broadening the professional development that attending teachers receive. The goal is that they be given time and guidance, so that they may listen, see, learn, reflect, discuss and produce. We seek the whole experience for teachers who come to us. We look forward to having you join us in engaging, creative, and effective ways to transform your classroom!

Summer 2019 Courses

AP19EE01 Elementary Education Institute for ELA Teachers Grades K-2
AP19EE02 Elementary Education Institute for Math Teachers Grades K-2
AP19EE03 Elementary Education Institute for ELA Teachers Grades 3-5
AP19EE04 Elementary Education Institute for Math Teachers Grades 3-5

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Date: July 15-16, 2019

Hours: 8:00 – 4:30

Cost: $285 if registered by May 1st; $315 after May 1st


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