Grades K-12 English / Language Arts Teachers


Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014


8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS


Map to Event:
Click here for directions


$125 (includes lunch &, materials)


Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE.


(The 1.0 credit will not post
to your official transcript until
the end of the Fall Semester.)


Additional fee for graduate credit.


Enrollment is limited to 35
participants. A minimum of 8
participants is required to hold
the workshop.

Registration will
close on Sept. 4, 2014.






Learning is Not a Spectator Sport

Learning isn’t a spectator sport. Learning to read, write, and develop vocabulary is a life-long journey. To begin that journey, students must want to become invested in their own learning. As teachers, we have all met students who appear unmotivated and uninterested in learning. Teachers play a crucial role in helping students decide to invest in learning and become engaged in the classroom.

Participants will leave this workshop understanding barriers to student motivation, four “drivers” of student engagement, and how to plan lessons so that students will choose to engage and invest in learning in the classroom. Participants will also learn instructional strategies that promote student engagement in each of the “drivers.”

Featured Presenter: Carol Hailey McLean


Carol Hailey McLean taught middle and high school English for more than 30 years. She served as the English department chair at Shawnee Mission North High School for 18 years and was the K-12 Reading/Language Arts Resource Specialist for Shawnee Mission USD 512. Carol conducts staff development for districts, including implementation of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, and assists schools in developing school improvement plans. In addition, she is a consultant for the College Board and a Ruby Payne cadre trainer for A Framework for Understanding Poverty.





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