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Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School – online sessions summer 2020

Our professional learning institutes, APSI and Institutes for Teaching Excellence, are taking the proactive step of suspending our face-to-face trainings for summer 2020 and moving to virtual instruction environments. 

Summer 2020, there will be three strands of middle school teacher professional development, science, math, and social studies.  Our plan is to add World Languages and the Fine Arts in subsequent years.

• TEA has granted training approval for the teacher participants attending this institute. To read more information, please click here.

 Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School Mathematics

Download registration form here

Click here for math course descriptions.

Click here to view math instructor bios.

Courses:

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School 6th Grade Mathematics

(due to registration volume, we have added a second 6th grade math session.)

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School 7th Grade Mathematics

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School 8th Grade Mathematics

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Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School Science

Download registration form here

Click here to view science course descriptions.

Click here to view Science instructor bios.

Courses:

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School 6th Grade Science

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School 7th Grade Science

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School 8th Grade Science

Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School Biology

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Institute for Teaching Excellence: Middle School Social Studies

Due to popular demand, additional class added the week of June 22-25, 2020

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Click here for the ITE:MS Social Studies course description.

Instructors:

Dallas Koehn has taught for more than twenty years in a variety of settings, including both “Pre-AP” and “On-Level” U.S. History, American Government, Oklahoma History, AP World History, and AP U.S. History. He’s currently teaching English Language Arts at Washington High School in South Bend, Indiana – home of Notre Dame and recent Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (how you feel about either is entirely up to you). Dallas was a consultant for the College Board for over fifteen years and has worked with middle school and high school teachers in a variety of settings, including numerous summer institutes in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. His “this is getting serious” coronavirus moment came when they suspended the NHL season just as the Dallas Stars looked like they might actually make the playoffs a second year in a row – a trauma from which he still has yet to fully recover (and which he’s still secretly convinced is somehow Corey Perry’s fault). His claim to technological expertise is his history of being irritating on social media, a mildly successful education blog and website, and a brazen willingness to figure stuff out as we go.

Barrett Doke has taught 8th grade Pre-AP U.S. History and 11th grade AP U.S. History for 14 years. He has worked for Rice as a Cooperating Teacher to train and mentor new teachers and as a Content Specialist in Educational Technology for the Rice University Master of Arts in Teaching program. With support from his administration and PTO, he helped create and co-lead a Chromebook initiative for the 8th grade Vanguard program at his current school, T.H. Rogers School.

 

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Institute details:

Dates:  June 29-July 2, 2020

Time: 8:00 – 4:30

Cost: $400 for the 4-day institute

Download registration form here.