Summer Teacher Institute

Summer 2017 Register Today

Take the opportunity this summer to expand your teaching toolbox!

Choice Schools Associates / MIChoice and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum are offering a free teacher professional development day in Grand Rapids in order to support the development of all teachers. There is limited space available, so sign up soon to secure your spot. This professional development will be from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM and will include lunch. SCECHs available as well.  

Chris Ruiter 
Summer Teacher Institute Location
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum
DeVos Learning Center
303 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Begin With The Brain: Fostering Students' Mindsets and Motivation

This engaging workshop provides valuable information about three key elements of brain-friendly teaching and learning. Recent research about how students’ brains grow, develop and respond to the environment should influence our classroom practices. Understanding some “brain basics” can give you guidelines that will help you design truly brain-friendly classrooms and school environments.

Every teacher desires to understand how to inspire students to focus and engage in rigorous tasks. The brain’s natural seeking system energizes our behaviors, attitudes, curiosity, and motivation. During the workshop, you will learn classroom conditions you can use to shift students’ mindsets to maximize student engagement and motivation. Research from educational neuroscience assures us that with perseverance and effort, you can grow even smarter brains!

9:00am – 3:30pm
(lunch provided)
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum
PD Cost: $0
SCECHs Cost $10

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Limited Spots Available CLICK HERE TO REGISTER