Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
For seven years running, teachers attending one of Angela Maiers' Literacy Institutes have said the workshops are like attending boot camp. Between the hands-on workshop training and the strategic mini-lessons, teachers come away with an arsenal of strategies they can put to use immediately.
This year, Mrs. Maiers will hold five workshops across the country:
- June 9 in Clinton, IA (SOLD OUT)
- June 23 in West Des Moines, IA
- July 14 in Honolulu, HI
- July 21 in Maui, HI
- August 4 in Golden, CO
Deb Olson, Director of Curriculum at Clinton Community School District, has brought teachers to the workshops for the past two years, and is hosting the opening of the series this year: "Angela's workshop in 2006 has transformed my district's focus of student expectations and learning for the 21st century. I had teachers from all levels; elementary, middle, and high school who became the core of my district literacy teams attend Angela's institute. This is the best professional development that you could attend if you are interested in moving your district forward in literacy!"
Maiers believes by putting learners first, teachers can focus on the strategies necessary for comprehension across content areas. By focusing on the strategies and implementing them with mini-lessons on a consistent basis, content comprehension will follow.
Angela Maiers works with schools and teachers across the country, training educators how to change the conditions of learning without having to change complete curriculum. Her work has appeared in numerous books, blogs and articles.
Registration for the events can be found online at http://www.angelamaiers.com/institutes.html.