All Events: 24 results

       
Name Type Date(s) Location Description
Engaging with Primary Documents Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

Common Core Standards demand higher level critical thinking and analysis of rigorous content. Using primary documents in conjunction with the well-established CRISS Frameworks for Teaching and Learning and high-impact strategies, this 75-minute session demonstrates effective instruction that can make a difference for diverse learners across grades and content areas. Registration form here.

Teaching with Texts by Sherman Alexie Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

While his work is often on banned books lists, Alexie’s honest exploration of life as a Native American in the modern world are compelling literature and perspective-changing works worthy of classroom study. In this 90-minute session, learn how one book was introduced in a high school literature course (gr 9-10) and used to help develop a community of readers. Multiple writings by Alexie are incorporated into the session. Registration form here.

Introducing The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

Using the opening pages of O’Brien’s classic work, this 60-minute session presents one possible way to introduce the novel and its context to students using CRISS. While the focus of this lesson is on this particular piece, methods apply to other content and disciplines. Registration form here.

Engaging with Content: Struggling Teenagers Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

This general interest, 60-minute session introduces participants to a CRISS Framework for Teaching with an anchor piece by Dr. John McKinnon, a clinical psychiatrist who works with high risk teens. See CRISS embedded in a sample close-reading lesson. Registration form and more information here

Dealing with Demons: Prepping for Assessment Tests Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

The best preparation for assessments is highly-effective instruction. Add to that a little bit of test taking as a genre, an awareness of test formats, and a lot of cheerleading, and you’ve got a test prep program. Join Dr. Debra Franciosi for a 75-minute webinar on effective preparation for high-stakes tests. If you’re a teacher, administrator, or instructional coach who is new to or overwhelmed by the assessment tests, or you are simply looking for a way to approach them with some tools and ideas, this webinar is right for you. Registration form here.

The Keys to Learning: CRISS for Students I Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

In this 3-hour workshop, learn the key principles to creating self-directed, metacognitive students and how to embed the Project CRISS It’s a Brain Thing ~ Learning How to Learn! curriculum in science, English language arts, advisory, reading, or study skills classes. Walk away with practical ideas about creating a brain-compatible learning environment and a class set of teaching materials, including 1 Teacher Edition workbook; a site license to print copies of the student workbook; and 31 copies of Tough Terminators: Nature’s Most Amazing Predators, a high-interest, nonfiction trade book by author Sneed B. Collard III. Registration form here.

Creating a Community of Readers Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

In this 60-minute session, explore a reading, learning, and content analysis process that gradually releases responsibility to students by providing clear expectations, modeling, and guided practice. Students work as a class, in small groups, and independently to OWN their learning. Adapted from traditional literature circles, this process addresses standards and applies across content disciplines for students in grades 4-12. Registration form here.

CRISS for the College Classroom Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

In this 60-minute session, rethink your traditional college courses using the CRISS Framework for Learning. Apply the components to prepare and engage your students and guide them through meaningful reflection so they learn your content deeply. Registration form here.

A more in-depth version of this session is also available as a day-long, in-person workshop or multi-session online course. Contact us for more information!

Reflecting on Practice, Process, and Content Webinar Pick one: Nov 30; Dec 7, 12, 14; Jan 5, 10, 11, 12; Feb 7, 21 Online, MT

Explore what it means to be a reflective learner – whether you are reflecting upon professional practice, content learned, or your learning process. Receive tools to help teachers and students be more reflective. Registration form here.

Miami-Dade County Schools CRISS Intro Workshop Feb 25 & Mar 11, 2017 Miami, FL

12 contact hours; participant workshop id 1205

Kalispell SD 5 CRISS Intro Workshop 02/28, 03/07, 03/14, and 03/21/2017 Kalispell, MT

Space available. Register on PIRnet (local) or contact the CRISS National Office. Participants outside of SD5 pay $65 for materials.

Lead trainer: Mimi Basden basdenm@sd5.k12.mt.us 

Online Introduction to Project CRISS CRISS Intro Workshop March 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2017 (7-9:30 pm EST, plus recordings) Online, MT

Join this Introduction to Project CRISS workshop modified for an online audience! The same core content as our face-to-face workshop adapted for online interaction. Each LIVE session lasts 2.5 hours and three recorded sessions (to be completed between the live sessions) will take approximately 90-120 minutes each, including activities. Earn 15 hours of PD. Registration is $130 and includes all materials. Register with a team and each person receives a $15 discount. More information and registration here.

Miami-Dade County Schools CRISS Intro Workshop March 18 & 25, 2017 Miami, FL

12 contact hours; participant workshop id = 1206

Teaching Craft and Structure Webinar Dec 8, 9; Jan 5, 6, 23; Feb 6, 10, 20, 24; Mar 6, 10, 13, OR 20 Online, MT

Whether you call it Author’s Craft or Craft and Structure, you know how important it is to teach students how to identify and use the internal and external features of any text, as well as how to read between the lines of an author’s word choice, bias, or purpose. Walk away from this 60-minute session with strategies and tools to implement immediately. This session is appropriate for all content areas and grades 4+. Registration form here.

Modeling and Gradual Release Webinar Dec 8, 9; Jan 5, 6, 23; Feb 6, 10, 20, 24; Mar 6, 10, 13, OR 20 Online, MT

Do you teach students new learning strategies, or just assign them? In this 60-minute session, we’ll look at some familiar and some lesser-known strategies and work through them as students, then brainstorm modeling techniques for your content area and grade level. Registration form here.

Project CRISS in the Math Classroom Webinar Dec 8, 9; Jan 5, 6, 23; Feb 6, 10, 20, 24; Mar 6, 10, 13, OR 20 Online, MT

During this 60-minute session we’ll take a traditional math lesson (bell-ringer, homework review, lecture, practice problems/start homework, exit ticket) and identify strategies to enrich each segment with Project CRISS. We will model easy ways to incorporate metacognitive reflections and provide connections to the Common Core Math Practices (useful even in non-Common Core states!). Middle and high school math teachers and/or the instructional coaches who support them are encouraged to sign-up! Registration form here.

Reflection Tools for Students Webinar Dec 8, 9; Jan 5, 6, 23; Feb 6, 10, 20, 24; Mar 6, 10, 13, OR 20 Online, MT

Are you having a hard time developing tools or simply finding the time to help guide your students through reflection? This 60-minute workshop will provide a variety of written examples and oral prompts that can be used across the curriculum, K-12. Walk away with a classroom implementation plan. Registration form here.

High-Impact Vocabulary Strategies Webinar Dec 8, 9; Jan 5, 6, 23; Feb 6, 10, 20, 24; Mar 6, 10, 13, OR 20 Online, MT

The Introduction to Project CRISS Vocabulary segment is incredibly popular but often removed or modified from workshops to save time. Join us for this engaging, cross-curricular workshop whether you’re new to CRISS or if you missed Vocabulary in your workshop. Appropriate across grade levels and content areas, you’ll walk away from this 60-minute session with strategies and ideas for helping students tackle critical vocabulary. This is also offered as a pre-recorded session. Registration form here.

Challenging Texts and Science Inquire Webinar Dec 8, 9; Jan 5, 6, 23; Feb 6, 10, 20, 24; Mar 6, 10, 13, OR 20 Online, MT

This interactive 60-minute workshop focuses on how to successfully incorporate a variety of challenging texts, including non-fiction trade books and narratives, historical journals, data/graphs, and modern and complicated journal pieces in a science lesson leading up to an inquiry-based lab. Join us if you’re a middle or high school science teacher or a coach/specialist who supports science teachers. Registration form here.

Online Introduction to Project CRISS Webinar Choose Mar or Apr dates (summer TBD) Online, MT

Join this Introduction to Project CRISS workshop modified for an online audience! The same core content as our face-to-face workshop adapted for online interaction. Each LIVE session lasts 2.5 hours and three recorded sessions (to be completed between the live sessions) will take approximately 90-120 minutes each, including activities. Earn 15 hours of PD. Choose one of the following series:

Mar 9, 16, 23, & 30 (7-9:30 pm EST)

Apr 6, 13, 20 & 27 (4:30-7 pm EST)

Registration is $130 and includes all materials. Register with a team and each person receives a $15 discount. More information and registration here

Online Introduction to Project CRISS CRISS Intro Workshop April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2017 (4:30-7 pm EST plus recordings) Online, MT

This workshop is confirmed running! Join this Introduction to Project CRISS workshop modified for an online audience! The same core content as our face-to-face workshop adapted for online interaction. Each LIVE session lasts 2.5 hours and three recorded sessions (to be completed between the live sessions) will take approximately 90-120 minutes each, including activities. Earn 15 hours of PD. Registration is $130 and includes all materials. Register with a team and each person receives a $15 discount. More information and registration here.

Chicago CRISS Intro Workshop 04/12-13/2017 Chicago, IL

Seats available! Contact Greg Paulmann at Atlantic Research Partners: gpaulmann@atlanticresearchpartners.org

Registration deadline is March 25, 2017

Registration fee is $250 and includes all materials and snacks.

Lakes Community HS District 117 Training of Trainers May 30 - June 2, 2017 Lake Villa, IL

6 seats available. The workshop fee is $1500 per person (meals, substitutes, and travel not included).

Here is the registration paperwork; please submit everything with payment (credit card, purchase order, or check) to EL2 Project CRISS. The registration deadline is April 24, 2017. Register early!

Summer 2017 ToT Training of Trainers Dates to be determined Location Unspecified, MT

Our Training of Trainer workshops in Summer 2016 filled fast and as a result we're already planning for summer of 2017. If you think your school or district may be interested in sending individuals to a Training of Trainer workshop between June 10 and September 21 of 2017, let us know NOW! We will find a location or locations that will best minimize costs for all. Typically, registration costs $1500 per person (for materials and time). Hosting a workshop at your own site generally requires a minimum of 6 participants. Email us your interest and any details you can provide (number of participants, preferred month) and we'll start our planning!