LTF Modules- Year 1

               

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Layign The Foundation Modules- Year 1

English Style Analysis- Year 1

Participants will explore the skills, concepts, and teaching strategies included in the LTF Resource and Planning Guides for Pre-AP* English. The guides were developed to help teachers begin at the middle grades to prepare students for success in Advanced Placement* English Language and Literature courses. Each guide includes lessons that are classroom-ready as well as lessons that serve as models from which teachers can develop their own lessons. Participants are given passwords to access the protected materials on the LTF website, including diagnostic activities and End-of Course test materials. Teachers leave every training day with lessons that are classroom-ready and with sufficient preparation to begin using the lessons in their own classrooms.

Math Training Module- Year 1

Participants will explore the AP* Calculus or AP Statistics Connection topics through manipulative rich student lessons. Graphing calculator skills will be introduced, extended, and applied as a part of each training session. In addition, the participants will explore the LTF on-line diagnostics with both multiple choice and free response problems and will discuss scoring practices and rubrics of Pre-AP* questions related to the AP connection topic. Teachers finish every training day with lessons that are classroom-ready and with sufficient preparation to start using the lessons and assessment tools immediately.

Middle School Science- Year 1

Participants will explore lessons from the LTF Middle Grades Life and Earth and Middle Grades Chemistry and Physics guides. Each day will entail some direct content instruction as well as active learning through laboratory explorations. Participants will examine the processes of learning science and engage in meaningful discussions of rigor and pace in the Pre-AP* middle school classroom. Participants are given passwords to access the protected materials on the LTF website, including diagnostic activities and End-of-Course test materials. Teachers leave every training day with lessons that are classroom-ready and with sufficient preparation to begin using the lessons in their own classrooms.

Biology- Year 1

Participants will explore lessons from the LTF Biology guide. Each day will entail some direct content instruction as well as active learning through laboratory explorations. Participants will examine the processes of learning science and engage in meaningful discussions of rigor and pace in the Pre-AP Biology classroom. Participants are given passwords to access the protected materials on the LTF website, including diagnostic activities and End-of-Course test materials. Teachers leave every training day with lessons that are classroom-ready and with sufficient preparation to begin using the lessons in their own classrooms.

Chemistry- Year 1

Participants will explore lessons from the LTF Chemistry guide. Each day will entail some direct content instruction as well as active learning through laboratory explorations. Participants will examine the processes of learning science and engage in meaningful discussions of rigor and pace in the Pre-AP Chemistry classroom. Participants are given passwords to access the protected materials on the LTF website, including diagnostic activities and End-of-Course test materials. Teachers leave every training day with lessons that are classroom-ready and with sufficient preparation to begin using the lessons in their own classrooms.

* Excerpts and handouts Provided by Laying the Foundation*

***All classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient number of attendees. ***

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5201 University Boulevard, Pellegrino Hall 302C

Laredo, TX  78041

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Email:Kimberly Martin del Campo

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