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You Can Learn: Building Student Motivation, Ownership, and Efficacy Through the PLC Process Workshop

Little Rock, Arkansas | April 24–25, 2023
$749.00
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Schools that truly want to “create lifelong learners” must understand the influence that their actions in the classroom have on realizing this mission. Creating lifelong learners depends on more than good intentions; it depends on intentional actions designed to encourage students to realize that they have the capacity to move their own learning forward, regardless of life circumstances or experiences. While this truth is likely something that most teachers already believe, integrating practices that build student self-efficacy into daily instruction remains elusive in most classrooms. Creating lifelong learners happens only when teachers move from knowing about the importance of student self-efficacy to doing something about it.

Built around student-centered versions of the four critical questions of learning in the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process, this two-day workshop is designed to provide participants with practical strategies to translate the efficacy-building practices of collaborative teacher teams—setting goals, assessing learning, monitoring progress, and responding to evidence—into instructional practices that can be used to increase the academic motivation, ownership, and efficacy of every student. Participants attending as job-alike teams can center their work around strategies for their specific grade level or subject area. Those attending the workshop as vertical teams or members of a guiding coalition can develop tools specific to their individual roles and plans for championing vital academic dispositions within their building. Regardless of your role, all participants will learn to use calculated, research-based strategies to change how students see themselves—from a mixed mindset of their academic growth to truly believing themselves to be learners.

Participants will:

  • Study the research around self-efficacy and understand the impact it can have on student motivation, ownership, and achievement
  • Examine the overlap between efficacy-building practices used by collaborative teams in a PLC at Work and the instructional strategies that build capable, confident learners
  • Explore methods for establishing a commitment to learning in their students
  • Design a plan for communicating the mission, vision, values, and goals of the school community to students
  • Unpack student-centered versions of the four critical questions of learning:
    1. What is essential for me to know and be able to do?
    2. How will I know if I am making progress toward mastery?
    3. What steps should I take when I am struggling to master the essentials?
    4. How can I extend my learning after I have mastered the essentials?
  • Develop specific instructional practices to help students answer these four questions throughout a unit of study.

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Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Monday, April 24th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Tuesday, April 25th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Self Parking $15 per night at DoubleTree by Hilton

There is a Complimentary shuttle to the Solution Tree Training Center through the DoubleTree Hotel. Guests must let the front desk know ahead of time that they would like shuttle service to our facilities. If driving in, please park in the designated deck located at 607 S Spring St Little Rock AR 72201 each day conneted to the Simmons Tower. Solution Tree will validate parking, so be sure to bring your parking stub with you to the workshop.


Primary Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Little Rock

424 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.372.4371

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $134/night
Deadline: March 23, 2023, or until group rate is sold out
Online reservations

Step-by-step directions:

  • Go to doubletreelr.com
  • Enter arrival/departure dates
  • Click the "Special Rates" box
  • Enter "SOL" in the Group Code box
  • Click the "Check Rooms & Rates" box. The group rate of $134.00 per night is available for Standard King and Double Queen rooms.

Venue

Arkansas Training Center

425 W Capitol Avenue, Suite 1300

Little Rock, Arkansas


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.


Additional Information


Included with your registration

You Can Learn!

You Can Learn!

Great learning starts when students believe in their academic abilities. In You Can Learn!, authors Tim Brown and William M. Ferriter introduce intentional and purposeful steps collaborative teams can take to increase the self-efficacy of every learner. By incorporating the book's research-backed practices, professional learning communities will cultivate a culture where students at every grade level see themselves as competent learners fully capable of succeeding in school and beyond.