Due to increased interest in the National Board Candidate Writing Workshop Series, Saralyn Lasley, Secondary Literacy Regional Trainer at RPDP (Southern Nevada Regionla Professional Development Program) will host another round of National Board Candidate Writing Workshops to provide interested educators the opportunity to attend. Please see information below for workshop details. The additional writing workshop series dates are as follows:

Workshop #1 Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Workshop #2 Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Workshop #3 Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Workshop #4 Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Times: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: NSEA Conference Room
3511 E. Harmon Ave. #C
Las Vegas, NV 89121

The google registration link is below. If you have already registered for the original workshops, but would prefer to switch to one of the new dates, you may do so; however, please indicate the change on the form, so that registration changes can be made accordingly.

https://goo.gl/forms/ovztyAQouBB8CvGy2

Contact Information:

Saralyn Lasley
Secondary Literacy Regional Trainer
So. NV. Regional Professional Development Program
(702) 799-3835 FAX 799-3821
sjlasley@interact.ccsd.net
lasleys@rpdp.net

If you would like to register for one or more of these workshops, access the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/ovztyAQouBB8CvGy2

Workshop Sessions Details

Workshop Purpose: To assist National Board candidates in the thinking and writing involved in completing Components 2 – 4 of the National Board Certification process

Outcomes:
Through direct instruction, discussion and collaboration with colleagues, National Board Candidates will:

• Understand and apply the thinking and writing involved in the National Board certification process
• Develop and refine descriptive, analytic and reflective writing skills
• Apply, refine, analyze and reflect on formative and summative assessment practices
• Work in collaborative response groups to revise and edit Components 2 – 4

Course Description:

This series of 2-hour workshops will address the thinking, analyzing, reflecting and writing demands of Components 2 – 4 of the National Board Certification process. Instruction will be a blend of lecture, online, whole class and small group discussion, and peer writing review and response. A writing workshop approach will be taken, so participants will read and respond to colleagues writing and instructional videos. Optional: Participants may earn 4 CUs if they attend all four workshops and complete an additional four hours of homework online (12 hours).

Workshop 1: Introduction to Thinking and Writing for National Boards—the first workshop will focus on the three types of writing necessary to complete the National Board Certification process: narrative/descriptive writing, analytical writing and reflection.

Participants will address the following questions: What types of thinking and writing does the National Board expect? What does this look like? How do I collect and analyze my classroom data? How will my assessments look (formative and summative)?
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Workshop 2: Analysis and Reflection—the second workshop will focus on reflective and analytic thinking and writing. Participants will work in writing response groups reading and discussing each other’s writing, while addressing the following questions: How is each type of writing unique? How does the thinking differ? What is the purpose of commentary in analysis? What type of details do I include? How can I be clear and succinct? How do I show my thinking?

Participants will bring their own work and will share with colleagues.
Date: Wednesday, March 8
Time: 4:30 pm– 6:30 pm

Workshop 3: Assessment—the third workshop will focus on summative and formative assessment, data collection and analysis.
Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Workshop 4: Review, Respond and Edit—the fourth workshop is for participants who would like to participate in a guided peer review of their videos and written work.

Participants will bring their own work and will share with colleagues.
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

If you would like to register for one or more of these workshops, click the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/ovztyAQouBB8CvGy2

Location for all four workshops:
NSEA Conference Room
3511 E. Harmon Ave. #C
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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