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This full day workshop includes a model for structuring students' organization of materials and information. Emphasis is placed on helping students learn how to successfully self-monitor their own understanding of information received in classes, lectures, readings and/or homework assignments.
In addition, techniques for teaching notetaking and creating a more effective notetaking system will be discussed.
Study techniques and when to apply them, planning, assessing understanding and revising study plans will be addressed and opportunities to apply these suggestions to one's own material will be offered.
This workshop is best suited for teachers of middle and high school students, but can be adapted for upper elementary students as well. It is designed for classroom teachers, learning specialists and anyone who has the ability to institute program wide organizational systems
Max # of participants: 30
Ginny O’Hare is presently the Director of Outreach at the Mary McDowell Center for Learning , a small school for children with learning disabilities in Brooklyn. During her twelve years at the Center, she also has served as the Upper Elementary Division Head, Curriculum Coordinator, Technology Coordinator and classroom teacher. As the Director of Outreach, Ginny provides professional development training and on-going consulting for educators in the NY city area on topics including behavior management, understanding learning disabilities and multi-sensory teaching.
In addition to her work at Mary McDowell, Ginny teaches at Bank Street College of Education and she continues to maintain a private tutoring practice for children in mainstream settings.
Prior to working at Mary McDowell, Ginny was a site supervisor/educator for the community agency, Project Reach Youth, based in Brooklyn and she taught at the Churchill School for several years. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received an advanced degree from Bank Street College. Ginny continues to bring her background training in educational psychology and special education to her work with educators.
Registration fee of $120.00 covers morning coffee, lunch, and all materials.
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