Career/Vocational Technical Education
Announcing Workshop - Getting to Proficiency Part III: Classroom Instruction That Works
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to announce a full-day workshop based on "A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works" by Robert Marzano and colleagues. Lois Barnes, director of state services for school improvement at the Southern Regional Education Board, will discuss the ten strategies included in the handbook that are associated with proficient level learning in both technical and academic classrooms. The handbook is available through the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD) website at http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/101041.aspx.
High Schools That Work sites and other high schools with Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act Five-Year Local Plans are invited to send teams to the workshop. It is recommended that the principal or curriculum coordinator be part of the team along with technical and academic teachers.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from 8:30 – 2:30 in the North Shore Auditorium that is in the Student Center at Worcester State College. Sign-in will begin at 8:00. Directions to the college are at http://www.worcesterstatece.org/about/directions/. Click on Campus Map. The Student Center is # 10 on the Campus Map. Park in any of the surrounding areas close to the Student Center.
The workshop is designed to serve a maximum of 100 participants. HSTW sites will be given preference for the available slots if they register by Monday, March 2. Participation in the previous workshops is not required.
Register online at http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=599.
Questions regarding High Schools That Work or the content of the workshop should be directed to Maryellen McDonagh in the Career/Vocational Technical Unit at 781-338-3932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.