Learning Transfer and Innovation Workshop

Join us for an in-depth workshop on teaching and assessing conceptual learning, June 24 – 27 in Washington, DC.

Answer questions such as:

  • When is surface-level learning appropriate and how do we do it well?
  • How do we move to deeper learning?
  • Why is conceptual understanding critical for the 21st Century?
  • What are the essential elements of concept-based curriculum design?
  • How do we orient students to a different way of learning?
  • What does it look like to build conceptual understanding in the classroom?
  • How do protect a life-long love of learning?
  • How do we design ongoing assessments and provide feedback to our students?
  • What is the relationship between concept-based curriculum and other initiatives and best practices?

Participants will receive:

  • A copy of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding
  • Classroom sets and resources to use directly with students
  • Sample lesson plans
  • Sample formative assessment tools
  • Sample summative assessment tools
  • Differentiation techniques
  • Feedback techniques

This advanced-level workshop is designed for those who already have experience in working with the tools created by Dr. Erickson and Dr. Lanning. But there is an introductory or refresher workshop offered on June 24th for those who need more background before jumping in to the advanced portion. Julie has significant experience with IB schools and this is a great workshop for PYP, MYP and DP teachers and coordinators.

We anticipate this workshop selling out fast. The cost is $500 per person. Fill out the form below for more information!

The event will be held at the Sheraton Tyson’s Corner. A room block has been set at $209 per night. Reserve your room today!

Email julie@edtosavetheworld.com with any questions.

Summer 2018

Endorsements for Julie from Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning:

Julie Stern stood out for her grasp of concept-based, and her ability as a  presenter when she attended my Concept-based Certification Institute a number of years ago. I then selected her to become one of my Content Specialists at the Lynn Erickson Concept-based Certification Institutes in Montana and Texas. I enthusiastically recommend her as a certified Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction trainer for schools and school districts around the world.
– Lynn Erickson
It has been a pleasure to work directly with Julie Stern in her role as a Concept-based Trainer for the past several years.  Participants consistently give her outstanding evaluations.  Julie understands both the knowledge and process side of concept-based curriculum and instruction and is able to bring new learners onboard through her clear and engaging presentation style.
– Lois A. Lanning
Author of Designing Concept-based Curriculum & Instruction for English Language Arts and  co-author of Transitioning to Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: Bringing Content & Process Together

Other endorsements:

“This is the best professional development I’ve ever attended.” – Ayo Magwood, teacher

“I learned more from Julie in three hours than in at least the last couple years of professional development.” -Becky Derby, veteran teacher, NISD

“Julie Harris Stern is perhaps the most professional, well-informed and generous person that I have encountered in my tenure as a teacher.” – Laura Honeywood, teacher

“Julie Harris Stern is inspiring, knowledgeable and a visionary.” – Irasema Salcido, Founder of Chavez Schools

“My journey began after reading Dr. Erickson’s latest book and attending a two-day training by someone certified by her. When I saw Julie’s materials and heard her explanations, the theory really came to life and I could apply it easily to my classroom. I have a much more complete understanding of concept-based curriculum and instruction now.” – Richard Healy, Deputy Head of Secondary, IB World School

“Wow, if all our lessons were taught the way Julie designs them then our students would have such a deeper level of understanding — and maybe we wouldn’t have as many international conflicts! And the assessments Julie designs really help students think using the concepts they have learned.” – Shana Hansen, Director for Elementary Instruction, NISD, San Antonio, TX

“Julie’s examples of exactly how to teach and assess a concept-based curriculum approach are the best I’ve seen. Her work, along with the work of Dr. Erickson and Dr. Lanning is guiding so much of what we are doing in our district.” – Brenda Booth, P-3 Instructional Support, Burlington-Edison School District, Washington State

“Since she started, the whole atmosphere of the school has changed. Julie Harris Stern has truly superior abilities to meet teachers’ and leaders’ questions and to empower us to learn and grow.“ – Darine Beydoun, School Director

“Julie is the most professional coach I have ever seen in my life. She is inspiring and motivating. Just a few minutes talking about my classroom brings so much clarity and new ideas. I have learned so much from her.”— Nariman Keenan, Deputy Director

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