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

San Antonio, Texas | March 27–28, 2024
$769.00
 

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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Wednesday, March 27th

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

Thursday, March 28th

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.

Parking information: $5 off prevailing valet parking rate (current valet parking rate for overnight guests is $44 daily with in and out privileges). Local event parking for non-hotel guests is currently $22. These rates are subject to change.


Primary Hotel

Hilton Palacio del Rio

200 South Alamo St
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210.222.1400

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $259/night
Deadline: March 1, 2024, or until group rate is sold out
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Venue

Hilton Palacio del Rio

200 South Alamo St

San Antonio, Texas


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.

Event Journal

Event Journal

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Solution Tree is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.