Tomlinson, Carol Ann
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MAME Winter Workshops
MAME is offering 3 Winter Workshops on Wednesday, January 23 4:30-6:30 at HS Paul School. The cost of the workshops is $40. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. To register, click on the title of the workshop!
Registration is open. Click on the session title below to register.
By: Bailey Englot & Liz Armstrong
Come discover fun, hands-on, practical tools made out of paper to use at any grade level for any subject! Useful for organizing information, practicing skills or assessing what students know, these versatile, colourful booklets create a manageable writing space that is interactive. This make-and-take session offers a demonstration of creating a variety of these simple tools and ideas for how to use them, as well as a chance for you to try them out yourselves. You could use these with your students the next day!
By: Michele Casey and Janice Paul
This session will offer a look at ‘Literacy and the Early Reader in the Kindergarten Classroom.’ The presenters will offer a variety of different ways to use various centres. Time will be set aside for participants to make several of the centres.
By: Micheline Lafrenier and Natalie Hlady
(Sunrise School Division’s Early Numeracy Team)
Come and make your own books, games, and manipulatives to liven up your math class. All ideas/activities are adaptable to various learners. This workshop is designed for grades one to five.
The Special Area Groups of Educators Conference (SAGE) is coming up on October 19, 2012. MAME’s lineup of presenters for this year includes Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cox.
All sessions will be held at HS Paul School, 160 Southglen Blvd.
To register for MAME sessions, please visit our registration page. Registration opens on September 5th, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
For details on all our sessions, please refer to the MTS SAGE Program.
Sessions for SAGE 2012 include:
MA-101 Differentiated Math Instruction (K-3) with Dr. Taylor-Cox
MA-102 Small Group Differentiated Reading Instruction
MA-103 The Learning Carpet: “Back to Square One” 101 Ways to Use the Learning Carpet
MA-104 Creating Art Through Children’s Literature
MA-105 Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games (grades K-3)
MA-106 Yoga and Relaxation for Teachers
MA-107 Literacy Centres for Emergent Readers (Kindergarten)
MA-201 Differentiated Math Instruction (grades 4-6) with Dr. Taylor-Cox
MA-202 Small Group Differentiated Reading Instruction
MA-203 The Learning Carpet: “Back to Square One” 101 Ways to Use the Learning Carpet
MA-204 Creating Art Through Children’s Literature
MA-205 Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games (grades 4-6)
MA-206 Yoga and Relaxation for Teachers
Manitoba Association of Multi-age Educators
Is Proud to Present the Following Multi-Age Workshops
Registration will be available soon
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
H.S. Paul School—160 Southglen Blvd
Select one of the following four workshops:
Small Group Differentiated Reading Instruction
By: Lynn White
Join Lynn for an interactive session and learn how to plan and implement small group differentiated reading instruction in your classroom using the Beverly Tyner: Small Group Differentiated Reading Instruction model. Lynn will share strategies and tools to assist with grouping your students, planning your lessons, assessing student progress and ensuring that the rest of your students are engaged in meaningful literacy activities while you work with your small groups.
Warren’s Wonderful Workshop: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
Lana, a grade 5/6 multi-age teacher, will share her journey of developing a literacy program in her classroom that is based on “The Daily 5”. This management system helps foster independence in students allowing the teacher time to work with individual or small groups of students, to track groupings and organize assessments while teaching literacy skills to students of all ages.
By: Charlene Sacher and Kathy Klenk
Come and hear how two multi-age teachers structure their math programs to suit their multi-level learners while incorporating
“Math Menus”, “Guided Math”, math games and centres, as well as technology. Suited for grades 1–6.
Creating Art Through Children’s Literature
By: Della Takeuchi
A half day hands-on workshop that will offer a variety of art techniques reflecting the illustration styles of popular children’s literature. Leave with ideas you can immediately apply to your early years’ multi-age classroom.
Multi-age Workshop Fees
__ $20 workshop fee for MAME members
__ $40 workshop fee for non-members
__ $40 fee if you wish to become a MAME member and attend workshop
Registration Deadline: January 10. Spaces are limited.
Pizza and beverages provided.
E-mail any questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the Manitoba Association of Multiage Educators (MAME), my students will be participating in an iPods and iPads in the Classroom Project. These tools will be incorporated into our daily learning activities and will help create information and communication technology (ICT) rich learning and teaching opportunities. I will be blogging about our learning experiences with the iPods and iPads here and the students and myself will also blog about our experiences on our classroom blog at www.missdentsclass.blogspot.com.
In a classroom with devices such as iPods and iPads, contemporary methods of learning can be optimized. Through the use of these devices and some apps, students can be supported to:
- Use video clips, audio clips, and photos for gathering info
- Take video and photos; create slideshows using iPhoto and edit video using iMovie
- Record readings using Voicememo to track progress; engage in collaborative story telling, and record audiobooks for others to listen to
- Create original music
- Listen to and/or read ebooks, audiobooks, and Tumblebooks to go with the Belkin Rockstar
- Create books from scratch using Storybooks
- Brainstorm webs, mind maps, idea cards and organize, manage and summarize information.
- Use Puppetpals to write, create, publish puppet shows
- Illustrate stories with drawing pads
- Use the calculator
- Use Math board to practice math facts
- Gather data and statistical analysis using Polldaddy
- Use the Notepad for reflection, self-assessment, brainstorming, and publishing
Please stay tuned to the MAME blog as well as www.missdentsclass.blogspot.com to read updates on what we’ve learned and experienced. Posts related to this project will be tagged iClassroom, click iClassroom in the tag cloud to see our posts.
- Leslie Dent Scarcello
Small Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers 2nd Edition
Tyner, Beverly. Small Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers 2nd Edition. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2009.
The disc is fantastic! There are such great resources on it and makes planning for your small group reading groups a lot more efficient.
Ostrow, Jill. A Room with a Different View
LOVE this one! It is all about building a community in your class while doing hands-on learning. Students have the curriculum come alive.
Jamison Rog, Lori. Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Beginning Writing 4-6
I cannot wait to see her this year at SAG!
Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach and Teach All Learners, Grades 3-12
Heacox, Diane. Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach and Teach All Learners, Grades 3-12
Denton, Paula. The Power of our Words
A great resource that will really challenge you as a teacher to become a more effective communicator.
Coyne, Ann Litzler. Creating a Year-Long Theme: A Teacher’s Journey For Multi-age and Single-Age Classrooms
Awesome book with amazing BLM and lots of differrent ideas on how to start this process in your classroom.
Writing Essentials: Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching by Regie Routman, Heinemann Press, Portsmouth, NH, 2005
So many great ideas of how to reach all of the writers in your class.
Multi-Age and More: Building Connections. by Colleen Politano and Anne Davies Peguis Publishers, 1994, 151 pp. ISBN 1-895411-65-3
Wendy Kaston and Elizabeth Lolli
Building the Desire to Inspire and Inquire
What a great day at H.S. Paul School – hope you didn’t miss it! We had a record-breaking registration of 350 which is very encouraging in our third year as an association.
Colleen Politano opened the day with her animated keynote address – A 7 Step Guide to MAC – Maximizing Advantages for Children – reminding us that the multi-age classroom is a strong pedagogical strategy and telling us how to create a learning environment where students can do and be their best. She furthered her message in two sessions (morning and afternoon). Were you there? Leave a reply with comments on how she inspired you.
The day followed with 19 sessions (am and pm) where participants actively inquired, and shared their experiences in the multi-age classroom:
- Multi-Age made Practical and Possible in the Early Years
- Running Records
- Electronic Portfolios to Encourage Active Reflective Learning
- Inquiry at the Seine
- Math Menus in the Multi-age Classroom
- Mimio in Multi-age
- Traveling back to Ancient Egypt
- Understanding Citizenship Through Co-operative Inquiry
- One School’s Journey into Reggio Emilio
- Managing Multi-age in the Middle Years Classroom
- Analyzing the Running Record
- The Inspiration of Reggio
What were your leaving impressions? How did your SAG experience inspire you for Monday morning or this school year? In what ways will you change how you facilitate your students’ learning experiences? How did SAG 2009 inspire your lifelong learning goals?
What happened at SAG 2008?
- It was great to have sessions about inquiry that weren’t for a specific group.
- Publishers’ display and food area great! Lots of signs and maps to tell people where to go!
- MAME did a fantastic job of including an array of interests in its SAG day.
Inquiry in Action – Sylvia Marshall & Judy Walker
- Very effective, insightful and infectious! Beyond sharing principles, you shared your hearts.
- A very wonderful presentation with lots of examples, many great ideas and super displays.
- Eager, knowledgeable presenters – weren’t preachers, they too are learners; Meaningful, practical ideas and strategies.
- The session was truly inspiring. Many, many things to think about and begin having conversations with colleagues about.
ALERT – Luella Bartel & Megan Vankoughnett
- Great pace.
- Fantastic presenters. These are people who are/were on the frontline. They know what works.
- Entertaining and informative presenters.
- Excellen information. Provided strategies that I could use in my classroom right away. Examples were helpful because they were so specific. Engaging presentation.
e-Pearl – Leslie Dent
- Exactly what I needed!
- Presenter was very helpful and able to explain each section in a simplistic manner.
- Loved Wordle!
- Great experience, hands on learning.
- Very practical; great for addressing ICT and making students active participants in their evaluation.