Roanoke College

The Copenhaver Institute


MSCI 2015

Putting the Pieces Together:
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
June 22-24, 2015

Keynote Speakers:
John Almarode, Ph.D. Eric Jensen, Ph.D.

Building on the work of Drs Jensen and Almarode, MSCI will focus on:

  • Poverty's impact on learning
  • Student engagement 
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Classroom environments that promote learning
  • Neuroscience and instructional design
  • Effective instruction that promotes students' understanding, interest, and excellence
  • Instructional leadership skills and dispositions
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Scaffolds to help students organize information in meaningful ways
  • Instructional and management practices that recognize and address students' academic and socio-economic 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:

  1. Consideration of cutting-edge perspectives relevant to the teaching profession;
  2. Determination of personal and practical ways to engage students as lifelong learners; and
  3. 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.