Educators Convene in Lakewood to Discuss Effective Teaching Strategies

Media Advisory: July 29, 2008

ARLINGTON, VAU.S. Department of Education workshops present new ways to teach familiar subjects and reach target student groups

Lakewood, Wash. is hosting one of 12 U.S. Department of Education free summer workshops that bring together some of the nation's most effective teachers and educators to share successful practices for raising student achievement in key academic areas. The workshop, co-sponsored by the Department of Defense Education Activity, will take place on Monday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT at Lakeview Hope Academy and Elementary School in Lakewood, and bring together approximately 200 K-12 reading, math and science teachers and principals.

The workshops are part of the Department's ongoing Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative, which involves a variety of efforts to support teachers and keep them informed about strategies and research findings that help students meet high standards.

To view the workshop agenda in Lakewood and for more information on the workshops, visit www.ed.gov/teachers/how/tools/initiative/.

WHO:

Carolyn Snowbarger, director, Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative, U.S. Department of Education
Anne Muse, Educational Partnerships Program, U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity
Approximately 200 teachers and principals

WHAT:

U.S. Department of Education Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshop

WHERE:

Lakeview Hope Academy and Elementary School
10501 47th Ave. SW
Lakewood, Wash. 98499

WHEN:

Monday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. PDT

Highlights

Monday, August 4:

  • 9:10-10:40 a.m. Problem Solving in a Primary Classroom
  • 10:55 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Math 911!
  • 1:30-3 p.m. Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, August 5:

  • 9:10-10:40 a.m. Engaging Reluctant Students
  • 10:55 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Leveling the Playing Field for Military Connected
  • Students
  • 1:30-3 p.m. Hooked on Math: Engaging Students with Limited English Proficiency