Dr. Belinda Karge
Dr. Belinda Karge is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at Concordia University Irvine and Professor Emeritus from California State University, Fullerton. Over her career, she has made numerous presentations to groups of school district employees, keynoted conferences, and provided professional development to overseas educators. She is an expert in research based instructional strategies and has authored five curriculum texts, four book chapters, 125+ articles and numerous grants (totaling 20+ million dollars).
Differentiation and how to engage students in diverse classroom groupings is a constant challenge for educators. The 21st century educator becomes the facilitator of learning, not the guardian of knowledge. The Common Core is about identifying the skills, knowledge, and habits of the mind that all learners need to be successful in society.
Frame Their Learning, The Language of Stem
It’s your turn to play… and talk! Explore the STEM materials children use in your program. Learn an easy, three-step approach to enhance the effectiveness of your learning environment through enriched, meaningful conversations with children. Practice and develop questions and prompts that will invite children to think more deeply or try something new. Good questions and engaging prompts have to be used at the right time to connect with children’s natural STEM interests. Watch, Listen and Engage, and then begin the conversations that are the essence of STEM in early childhood
Engage Early Learners
A Toolbox of Strategies to Engage ALL Early Childhood Learners – provides participants with research-based engagement strategies for instructional support. Learn to facilitate peer interaction in small and large group activities.
Thinking that Matters: From Challenge to Change Eight School Function Areas
The Leadership Effectiveness and Efficiency Analysis and Action Planning for Schools (LEAPS) can enhance school performance and partnerships with analysis and reflection of eight research based School Function Areas (SFAs). The SFAs framework comprises eight research-based areas of school function that are critical for schools to realize student achievement goals and for principals to experience systemic leadership for collaborative success with faculty and community.
Strategies for Co-Teaching
This presentation will provide the participants with eleven co-teaching strategies. Teams will learn best practices for implementing co-teaching and view videos of co-teaching in practice.