The Copenhaver Institute
Engaging the Net Generation as Learners: Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning
June 17-19, 2013
|Ronald A. Berk, Ph.D.||Greg Sherman, Ph.D.||Dan Brown|
Building on the ideas of curriculum design and differentiated instruction, MSCI will focus on:
- Understandings which are endurable and transferable
- Essential questions to guide student inquiry
- Knowledge and skills enabling students to perform complex assessment tasks
- Curriculum goals, including content standards, benchmarks, and objectives
- Learning experiences and teaching which promote understanding, interest, and excellence
- Assessments which allow revision and refinements of curriculum and instruction, and
- Creating flexible learning arrangements that balance group and individual needs.
The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning provides quality professional development opportunities for PreK-12 teachers and administrators and for Roanoke College students. The Institute's emphases include:
Consideration of cutting-edge perspectives relevant to the teaching profession;
Determination of personal and practical ways to engage students as lifelong learners; and
Examination of a variety of multimedia and instructional technology strategies and tools for enhancing students' growth as learners.
The Institute gives PreK-12 teachers the opportunity to develop and practice strategies for effective instruction in cooperation with the nation's leading educational scholars.
Comments from Participants
"After 30 years of conferences, conventions, workshops and post-graduate studies, I finally found a 3-day that met my need, kept me focused and wanting to attend again."
"Highly trained, motivated, impassioned keynote speakers/educators that "shepherd" others through the ongoing growth process of becoming exceptional educators with each child's success in mind."
"Where else could we be treated so well but at Roanoke?!"
"I had a wonderful time meeting and interacting with teachers from all over the state. It gave me the opportunity to network and share joys/concerns with my fellow teachers."
"It's a wonderful professional development opportunity that provides restoration, revitalization and renewal. Thank you!"
"Loved it! I reconnected with people I'd met in other places and I made new friends."
"I really appreciate the space the keynote speakers created in my thinking about teaching and learning. I have been frustrated of late with students and their interest in learning - and now I have a new approach (well, several, actually!). The Institute is invaluable."
"Providing teachers with opportunities to feel important and encourage each other and giving time to relax and enjoy...."
"Teachers are valued. Fellowship of other teachers was nice because we generally don't have time to spend with each other due to work environment."
"Wiggins has me rethinking my goals and priorities and how I can look at my curriculum. I used to think that way and then I "fell" into the march to death of SOLs. I needed the wake-up call!"
"Wow! Awesome! Thanks!"