Creating Uplifting Classrooms - Fall 2019
Creating Uplifting Classroom Environments: Providing Support for Early-Career Teachers
There is so much information and research available that early-career teachers can be overwhelmed! Our goal is to give them just enough in an organized model so that they can begin teaching with practical research based tools and activities to be successful. CCOSA and the K20 Center have partnered together for a solution. In an effort to organize the research into a comprehensive format, the K20 Center has developed the "Uplifting Classroom Environment" model. The model incorporates knowledge and environmental challenge. Each scheduled workshop location contains two days of initial training and a third day of training, at a later date, with the teacher's administrator.
Next Training: University of Oklahoma, K20 Center, Norman, October 24-25 and December 6, 2019
The objectives for the proposed development come from this model. In this Professional Development, teachers will reach the following objectives:
Environmental Support Physical Spaces
Objective #1: Teachers will recognize the importance of physical space in supporting student learning.
Objective #2: Teachers will know how to arrange a classroom so that it positively impacts student learning.
Rules, Procedures, & Interventions
Objective #1: Teachers will recognize the importance of classroom management in supporting student learning.
Objective #2: Teachers will know how to develop procedures to support classroom management.
Objective #1: Teachers will recognize the importance of positive student/teacher relationships to support student learning.
Objective #2: Teachers will know how to develop positive student/teacher relationships in the classroom.
Objective #3: Teachers will know how to develop positive mental set through "with-it-ness" and "emotional objectivity".
Environmental Challenge Active Engagement Strategies/Lesson Design
Objective #1: Teachers will recognize the importance of effective lessons in supporting an uplifting student environment.
Objective #2: Teachers will recognize how lesson development actively engages students in the learning.
Rigorous Lesson Design
Objective #1: Teachers will recognize the importance of rigor in supporting an uplifting student environment.
Objective #2: Teachers will recognize how lesson development incorporates rigor (HOTS and Relevance).
Sustaining Administrative Support
Objective #1: Administrators will understand the Uplifting Classroom Environment model.
Objective #2: Administrators will be able to ask reflective questions to support Uplifting Classroom Environments.
PD Format– Teachers attend a 2-day training followed by a 3rd day with an administrator:
Day 1 & 2 - Environmental Support & Environmental Challenge
Day 3 - Reflection on Practice with Administrative Support Administrator attends free with registered teacher(s)
"We appreciate you facilitating the Uplifting Classroom training sessions for Bartlesville! All of the attendees gained valuable skills that can immediately be used when our students return. The Uplifting Classrooms curriculum has been a wonderful addition to the before-school training regiment for our new/newer teachers. We look forward to working with you again and BPS also appreciates the efforts of CCOSA to partner with The K20 Center to make this wonderful training a possibility." - Jason Langham, Executive Director of Special Services & Secondary Schools, Bartlesville Public Schools