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March 21, 2013

Make Your Summer Count! Get Useful PD With McREL

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Summer PD

McREL’s summer workshops and seminars will be held at our main office in Denver, Colorado.


4601 DTC Boulevard, Suite 500

Denver, CO 80237


Coming from outside the Denver area?
McREL has secured discounted rates at nearby hotels. Click on the registration pages for details, or contact Julie Abels for more information at 303.632.5532 or
   Denver, Colorado


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McREL’s professional development will help you become a better educator before August.

Power Walkthrough® Classroom Observation Seminar & Software

June 10–11, 2013

July 22–23, 2013


Get clear about observing the context of instruction (e.g., whole group, small groups, individuals), the type of work students are producing, whether students can identify learning goals, and the kinds of technology in use in your schools’ classrooms. Learn how to use Power Walkthrough software on your handheld device to capture important data during each classroom visit and leave the training session ready to conduct Power Walkthroughs in your school on the very next day.

A train-the-trainer certification option is also available.

Preparing Young Children for the Common Core

June 17, 2013


This workshop teaches early childhood teachers how to prepare their pre-school students for the Common Core kindergarten classroom. Participants will learn developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, such as scaffolding and make believe play, through small group activities and video analysis of teaching strategies.

June 18–19, 2013


Learn which developmentally appropriate strategies will help your kindergarten students succeed in the Common Core. Participants will “unpack” both the English language arts and mathematics standards in order to understand what knowledge and skills are expected of students at the end of their kindergarten year.

June 20–21, 2013
Learn about the Common Core mathematics’ grade-specific content, vocabulary, mathematical practices, and pedagogical shifts for grades 1–5. Participants will also learn how to determine if students are meeting the challenges of the standards and which developmentally appropriate strategies will help young learners meet the rigors of the standards.

DESI: What Matters Most When Aligning to the Next Generation Science Standards

June 26–28, 2013


Based on our book, Designing Effective Science Instruction, this workshop shows educators how to design and implement engaging science lessons using the Next Generation Science Standards. Each day of the workshop has a different focus—-identifying important content, developing student understanding, and creating a positive learning environment—-so you’ll leave the workshop with a comprehensive and effective plan for teaching science in your classroom.

July 8–10, 2013

Learn about instructional strategies that research has found have a powerful influence on student achievement. Plus, learn what new, rigorous research says about these strategies and how to use them effectively. This course qualifies for continuing education credits at Adams State University.

A train-the-trainer certification option is also available.

July 8–10, 2013


In this workshop, learn about research-based instructional strategies for increasing student achievement and how to integrate technology into these strategies. Participate in guided practice with word processing, Web resources, organizing and brainstorming software, data collection, and multimedia, and leave the workshop with technology-infused lesson plans ready for the classroom. This course qualifies for continuing education credits at Adams State University.

July 15–20, 2013

McREL’s Balanced Leadership Institute provides school leadership teams a comprehensive series that combines our ground-breaking research with intensive, on going professional development aimed at raising student achievement. Explore topics such as developing shared leadership, creating a purposeful community, and leading change effectively. This course qualifies for continuing education credits at Adams State University. Credits may also be applied toward the master’s degree program at Nova Southeastern University.

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