Upcoming Workshop Schedule


Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Touchstones’ interactive workshop provides hands-on practice with Touchstones discussion leadership, discussion evaluation, and goal-setting for improved student outcomes in speaking, listening, and collaboration. Participants in the workshop learn how Touchstones’ proven programs align to greater than 95% of the Common Core ELA State Standards, how Touchstones helps educators meet new teacher and principal evaluation frameworks, and how easy it is to integrate Touchstones into your existing classroom instruction for one class period per week.

“Great professional development that is respectful of both a teacher’s need to shift the intellectual burden to students and the high quality instruction that students need to be successful in college and beyond.”
–S. Jeanblanc, Baltimore City College, Baltimore, MD

 

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Touchstones Level I Workshop

The Touchstones Open-Enrollment Workshop introduces teachers to the Touchstones discussion method, which pairs thought-provoking readings and activities with classroom management expertise to build a stimulating and respectful environment for the exchange of ideas and the building of critical thinking and collaborative leadership skills.

“I have never left a workshop feeling so enlightened and ready to take on more projects in the classroom!”
–E. Salisbury, Chesapeake Montessori, Annapolis, MD

2017 Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Stevensville, MD 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Stevensville, MD 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Breakfast and lunch provided, pre-registration fee of $125 due to secure a spot, registration fee refunded if cancelled at least five days prior to workshop day. Spaces are limited to 25, and all participants receive a workshop certificate for 5.5 hours of continuing professional development.

Touchstones Level II Workshop

There are no Level II Workshops scheduled at this time. Touchstones will be pleased to scheduled a Level II Workshop for groups of eight or more. Please call us for more information.

The Touchstones Level II Workshop is designed for and offered to teachers or practitioners who have hands-on experience implementing Touchstones consistently for at least a full semester. In the workshop, participants will learn advanced strategies for discussion leadership, examine and devise solutions to specific issues that arise in implementation, and evaluate their own skills and progress as discussion leaders. Tools developed through Touchstones research of skills and behaviors critical to successful teacher implementation will allow the participants to consider their skill level on a continuum toward mastery and afford them a specific path for continued development. Please call us for more information. web page monitoring . Seating is limited to 12 participants. Workshop fee is $150 per participant.

 

Touchstones Level III Workshop

The Touchstones Level III Workshop features participant leadership and individualized coaching from the Touchstones’ founder and lead developer. Participants work collaboratively to identify goals for continued development and build individualized plans to accomplish those goals.

Touchstones will be pleased to scheduled a Level III Workshop for groups of eight or more. Please call us for more information.

Call 410-604-3309 for inquiries or send an email to schoolprograms@touchstones.org.