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Home » Archives » April 2009 » WSU “World Class” Teacher Training For Educators

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04/21/2009: "WSU “World Class” Teacher Training For Educators"

Washington State University and San Juan County 4-H Challenge is excited to offer ‘World Class Teacher Trainings’, ‘ Face to Face’.

The training offers educators access to the best practices that address the top influences on student learning. Current educational research has shown that higher achievement levels require students to have specific skills, attitudes and competencies. Join us to learn strategies and techniques to help your students develop these capacities by creating a successful learning community in your classroom. The new three “R’s” in education are: Rigor, Relevance and Relationships.

“Building Successful Learning Communities” (BSLC) will be held on Saturday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Friday Harbor Middle School Commons. There will be an optional second day offered on Sunday, May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. if ten educators commit to two days of training by the registration deadline. This training is available and valuable to all educators, public and private school teachers and all other educators in alternative settings who work with groups of youth. A training manual is included for all participants. There is an optional curriculum guide available for a $40 fee. For those interested, there are 7.5 clock hours (or equivalent credits) available per day, for additional fee.

BSLC research-based outcomes include: Increased student motivation, Increased student attendance, Increased positive school climate, Increased time on task, Increased mastery of subject material, Increased teacher retention rate. (Malecki & Elliot, 2002)

San Juan and Orcas Island teacher registration is provided by both the San Juan Island and Orcas Island Community Foundations. Thank you to each organization for your generous donations to support training for your island educators. Lopez and Shaw teacher registration is $125/day. Discount scholarships for registration are available with need, please call to inquire.

A special thank you to United Way of San Juan County and San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, both whom generously support the position of 4-H Challenge Coordinator, allowing this training to be available county-wide.
Registration for the training is required to ensure we reach a minimum group size. Please contact Alice Hibberd, 4-H Challenge Coordinator at 370.7665 or by Monday April 27th. Late registration may be available.

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