Description: Did you know that student engagement increases attention and focus and motivates students to practice higher-level critical thinking skills? Join us as we explore teaching strategies and lesson plan ideas that support active learning in the classroom and can be used in various subject areas. Attendees will also create a student engagement tool that can be used in the classroom all year long.
Instructor: Laura Gurley, the owner of The Teachers’ Lounge, has a degree in Elementary Education from St. Louis University. She is an experienced classroom teacher who has worked with children from early childhood through the upper grades. Laura is currently teaching third grade at Visitation Academy and has been a workshop instructor at The Teachers’ Lounge for the past eight years. She enjoys sharing new and practical ideas with our local educators. Laura specializes in getting teachers to “think outside the box” as she shows them how to transform basic teacher tools into spectacular student manipulatives. Her classes are filled with hands-on activities that teachers won’t forget.
Each participant will receive a $10 voucher to use at The Teachers' Lounge.
PD (Profesional Development) Hours: 1.5