Several workshops and programs from the Kansas Center for Innovative Education, College of Education and Technology at Fort Hays State University, are available to educators and other professionals this summer. These programs provide tools for creative and critical thinking in the fields of manufacturing, technology and education.
All workshops are available for graduate credit. The fee for each of these events is $90 with registration due one week prior to each event. To enroll for graduate credit, registration is due two weeks in advance.
Friday, June 6: "Stategies and Techniques for English Language Arts Classrooms," presented by Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin, assistant professor of teacher education at FHSU and Andrea Schuette, sixth grade English teacher at Colby Middle School, will be in the nursing building at North Central Kansas Technical College, 2205 Wheatland Ave.
The workshop will present strategies and techniques used in middle and high school English language arts classrooms to help reach the Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards.
Lunch and refreshments are included in the $90 workshop fee, due Wednesday, June 4. Registration for college credit should be completed no later than Friday, May 23.
Monday, June 23: "Approaches to classroom Management: Find What Works for You," presented by Cook-Benjamin and Casey Piene, special education teaching specialist for Wichita public schools, will be in the nursing building at NCK Tech.
The workshop will share a variety of classroom management approaches.
Registration, including the $90 workshop fee, is due Wednesday, June 16.
Friday, June 27: "Problem-Based Learning and Technology: Connecting College and Career Readiness Standards," presented by Dr. Kathy Dale, assistant professor of educational administration and counseling at FHSU; Maret Schrader, freshman language arts teacher at Seaman High School, Topeka; and Clayton Schrader, fourth-grade teacher at West Indianola Elementary, Topeka, will be in the nursing building at NCK Tech.
The workshop will look at the educational benefits of many technology platforms including iMovie, Garage Band, Audacity, Moodle, Schoology, Google Drive and Prezi.
Registration, including the $90 workshop fee, is due Friday, June 20.
Monday, July 7: "Google Drive in the Classroom," presented by Dr. Robert Moody, associate professor of advance education programs at FHSU, will be in Rarick Hall, room 201, on the FHSU campus.
The workshop will offer an explanation and demonstration of the many uses for Google Drive. Participants will have many opportunities for hands-on learning.
Registration, including the $90 workshop fee, is due Monday, June 30.
Monday, July 21: "Google Chrome Apps: Benefits for Schools," presented by Moody, will be in Rarick Hall, room 201.
The workshop will feature various free instructional apps that work well with CCRS and specific content areas.
Registration, including the $90 workshop fee, is due Monday, July 14.
Friday, July 25: "The 'What' and 'How' of ELL Strategies," presented by Sherri Brantley, instructor of teacher education, will be in the nursing building at NCK Tech.
The workshop will equip participants to address the needs of English Language Learners through strategies for "how" to distinguish between second language acquisition levels and "what" instructional strategies are appropriate for each language level.
Registration, including the $90 workshop fee, is due Friday, July 18.
For more information or to enroll in the workshops, visit www.fhsu.edu/kcie/events.