One World Education provides in-school professional development to faculties, Social Studies (SS) and English Language Arts (ELA) departments, and middle and high school grade-level teams. Our professional development seminars guide teachers to effectively understand and utilize the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as they relate to writing and curriculum. Seminars are interactive, action-oriented, and individually tailored to meet the needs of each school and are between 45 and 75 minutes. Contact email@example.com to schedule your seminar.
Common Core, Culture & Writing
Throughout the Capital Region, students and teachers report the One World Writing Program as their most enjoyable and challenging writing project. The program meets nearly all the CCSS writing requirements and is easily incorporated into the classroom. In this seminar, educators will:
- Define what “literacy” means in the courses they teach.
- Describe literacy as defined by the CCSS.
- Interpret the characteristics of the four CCSS writing categories.
- Review grade-level College and Career Readiness (CCR) literacy standards.
- Learn how to effectively incorporate the One World Writing Program.
- Review a matrix for successful program implementation.
Common Core, Culture & Curriculum
One of the strongest factors impacting student learning is the curriculum utilized by teachers. The One World Curriculum is a CCSS-aligned database of SS and ELA Learning Activities that are engaging, relevant, and promote critical thinking skills through project-based activities, comprehension assessments, and peer-to-peer writing. Capital Region teachers report that the One World Curriculum increases student engagement and work completion and decreases classroom disruptions. In this seminar, educators will:
- Define what “culture” means in the courses they teach.
- Review the “Skills-Based” focus of CCSS.
- Understand the CCSS focus on text complexity.
- Learn how to search the One World Curriculum database.
- Integrate the One World Curriculum into existing frameworks or anchor new units.
- Learn how to differentiate the One World Curriculum to reach learners at all levels.
Culture Across Subjects
Grade level teams working together to meet learning goals maximize student learning and promote a stronger school culture. This seminar works with grade level teams in all subjects to support teachers in aligning CCSS curriculum so learning themes and projects are interdisciplinary, inclusive, and community-oriented. As a result, learning opportunities reach beyond one classroom and students realize the connectedness of their learning. In this seminar, educators will learn to:
- Design lessons that connect topics and themes across subjects.
- Provide students with thematically consistent, differentiated teaching.
- Build and support a framework of collaboration amongst grade level teachers to implement interdisciplinary projects and activities.