School's January Workshop Attracts 175 Southern California Educators; Next Workshop Scheduled for March 16
,The second workshop in the School of Education's 2017-2018 series Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Learning for All Students focused on "Visible Learning for Literacy Across the Disciplines." The workshop, held on January 23rd at the UCI Student Center, attracted educators from Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties. Participants were welcomed by Richard Arum, Dean of the UCI School of Education, and Carol Booth Olson, Professor and Director of the UCI Writing Project.
Designed as an interactive session, the workshop was facilitated by Douglas Fisher, Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher-leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. During the day-long workshop, Professor Fisher engaged audience members in a variety of themes, including
The third and final workshop in this year's series will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the UCI Student Center. Carol Ann Tomlinson, from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, will lead an interactive workshop in "Thinking about Differentiation: A Status Check and a Look Ahead." Topics will include the following:
Registration for the March 16th workshop includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, a copy of the book How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (ASCD, 2017), and materials.
Tomlinson Bio: Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy and Co-Director of the Institute on Academic Diversity at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. She works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who want to create classrooms that are more responsive to a broad range of learners. Tomlinson's experience as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher working with preschoolers, middle school students, and high school students. She was honored as Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974. At the University of Virginia, Tomlinson teaches undergraduates, master's students, and doctoral students, predominantly in the areas of curriculum design and differentiated instruction. She was named Outstanding Professor at Curry School of Education in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. In 2014's EducationNext Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings, she was named one of the two most influential higher education voices in the United States in psychology and the 16th most influential in all education-related fields. She has written more than 300 books, book chapters, articles, and other materials for educators, and her books have been translated into 12 languages.