Celebrate 50 Years
K-12 Educators

To register for credit:

Faith Simpson
Program Coordinator
simpsonf@ipfw.edu
260-481-0741

To register for PGPs:

Personal and Professional Development
learn.ipfw.edu
260-481-6619

Summer Teacher Workshops

Designing a K-5 Digital Classroom with iPads

This workshop presents iPad tools for teachers and students, specialized for elementary grades. Receive hands-on instruction with a variety of proven apps that engage students in digital learning activities and allow teacher–student communication with the iPad. After this workshop, you will be ready to create a virtual classroom. Prerequisite for Course: Have an Apple iPad, Apple ID and an email
address; please know your username and passwords for both. Participants are required to present a picture ID. Lunch will be provided.

14UCMP487A
July 31 (1 meeting)
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shelley Jenkins, instructor
9 PGPs
$90 Fee includes materials.
Register here.

Designing a 6-12 Digital Classroom with iPads

This workshop presents iPad tools for teachers and students,specialized for grades 6–12. Receive hands-on instruction with a variety of proven apps that engage students in digital learning activities and allow teacher–student communication with the iPad. After this workshop, you will be ready to create a virtual classroom.  Prerequisite for Course: Have an Apple iPad, Apple ID and an email address; please know your username and passwords for both. Participants are required to present a picture ID. Lunch will be provided.

14UCMP488A
July 31 (1 meeting)
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sean Miller, instructor
9 PGPs
$90 Fee includes materials.

Register here.



Service-Learning Projects for the 21st Century

Student engagement reaches the highest level when students are immersed into a service-learning project. Whether new to the concept or experienced at it, you will leave invigorated with real-world teaching ideas. Teachers will take on the role of students to role-play a service-learning project, with more than 20 approaches and examples to be studied. Lunch will be provided.

14UBUS541
July 22 (1 meeting)
Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sandy Adams, instructor
9 PGPs
$90 Fee includes materials.
Register here.


Soaring Minds

This 9-hour workshop is divided into three distinct and interrelated units. Participants will explore research based methods to grow teachers as instructional experts while providing lively engagement. Topics include: Challenging students to be more autonomous, developing learning potential, and motivating through relationships. Lunch will be provided.

14UBUS542
July 25 (1 meeting)
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dr. Jeanne Zehr, instructor
9 PGPs
$90 Fee includes materials.
Register here.

Motivational Strategies for Disruptive Students

Attend this workshop and leave with more than a dozen research-based strategies to motivate and engage your most difficult students. The strategies result from meta-analysis of research from the minds of Pink, Covey, Heath, Marzano, and Payne, and the techniques are practical approaches that can be used in nearly any classroom setting. Lunch will be provided.


14UBUS543
July 29 (1 meeting)
Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sandy Adams, instructor
9 PGPs
$90 Fee includes materials.

Register here.


Toolbox of Instructional Strategies

Teachers will experience 12 “tools” of pre-assessment and 20 Formative Instructional Strategies centered on Gardner’s research and receive a minimum of 50 instructional strategies designed to check for student understanding. Participants will also experience and evaluate multiple research-based literacy strategies and practice them using embedded formative techniques in their everyday teaching. Lunch will be provided.

14UBUS545
July 21 (1 meeting)
Monday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sandy Adams, instructor
9 PGPs
$90 Fee includes materials.
Register here.

Productivity and Professional Growth with Technology

The focus of Day 1 will be productivity and professional practice. Learn how to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning and to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community. On Day 2, learn to use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Workshop will be held in a computer lab and participants are encouraged to bring own devices. Participants are required to present a picture ID. Lunch will be provided.

14UBUS547
July 28 and July 30 (2 meetings)
Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alan Bobalik, instructor
18 PGPs
$180 Fee includes materials.
Register here.