The Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS) offers this March Residency as an opportunity to dive into the foundational skills we all hope to support in our 21st Century students.
This 2-day professional development opportunity will focus on the capabilities and habits of mind we expect our students to absorb in school, but seldom take the time to teach directly. These include the ability to give and receive feedback, the importance of craftsmanship in all types of work, the skills of collaboration and communication, and a framework to reflect openly and honestly throughout the learning process. These skills, while fundamental to student success and transcending any content area, are abstract and difficult to break into teachable, measurable targets in a busy classroom environment. However, the Residency will provide methods to train and assess students in these important skills. Participants should come with the goal of making a classroom project more authentically meaningful and beautiful in their own classrooms.
The Residency will provide paths to inject some of these fundamental, developmental practices into any curriculum, while highlighting their compatibility with the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) for purposes of more meaningful assessment. The workshop consists of an extended visit to the Dayton Regional STEM School (DRSS), providing participants with an up-close look at the principles and practices that make DRSS unique. The Residency will be led by Pat Murakami and Emerie Whitman-Allen, teachers of the STEM Foundations curriculum at DRSS.
To register, please contact Jackie Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-775-2029).