Below is a small sample of the many customized workshops that Dan offers. Contact us to discuss the needs of your school or division!
A Vertical Approach to Meeting the Rigor of Mathematics Standards
Is is recommended that vertical teams of teachers and an administrator attend this session together. Research studies consistently show that students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are not well prepared for school, have the toughest time meeting and exceeding mathematics standards. But what hasn't been so clear is what professional learning communities can do about it ... until now. This workshop spells out how to overcome the deficiencies that hamper the achievement of so many students. Learn why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and discover how a carefully structured combination of two vertical approaches can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students in mathematics.
Administrators Guide to Exemplary Education
Teaching, testing, discipline, standards, data. All these topics, and much more, are in a days work for educational administrators. This session will provide administrators with hands-on training in the most useful research-based instructional strategies and how to make classroom visits effective and efficient. Participants will explore the value that student achievement data plays in creating a positive instructional environment and building goals for the future. A variety of assessment styles will be explored, including technology enhanced items. Every leadership team needs this training!
Building Student Academic Knowledge
Research indicates that students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are not well prepared for school, have the most difficult time meeting standards. This training opportunity provides resources on how to overcome the deficiencies that hamper the achievement of those students. Learn why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and discover how to help rescue these low achievers and boost academic performance.
Constructing Meaningful Assessment
This engaging session will share research-based summative and formative assessment strategies that reflect assessment for learning, as opposed to the traditional assessment of learning. Participants will be provided with a packet of strategies to assist in the development of assessment items.
Constructing Targeted Assessment: Using Technology Enhanced Items to Increase Student Understanding of the Virginia Standards of Learning
Workshop participants will be asked to bring their curriculum framework to this workshop. During the session, participants will develop assessments focused on the Essential Knowledge, Skills and Processes of the curriculum framework that address the increased complexity of the new standards of learning, including technology enhanced items. This engaging session will share research-based summative and formative assessment strategies that reflect assessment for learning, as opposed to the traditional assessment of learning. Participants will be provided with a packet of strategies to assist in the development of assessment items, as well as, access to all assessments developed during the session.
Designing Every Classroom for Maximum Student Achievement
If your classroom is like most, you are being asked to teach a diverse group of students that hunger to learn but may struggle in the process. Here is your opportunity to acquire resources that get more students actively engaged in learning. In this session you will discover how to energize students, ways to make teaching and learning more of an adventure and less of a struggle, the nine research-based strategies proven to increase the achievement of all learners, and how to draw out the ability of every child.
Getting Tough with the Increased Rigor of the Common Core Standards
Enjoy this fast-paced workshop that provides each teacher with a toolkit of ready-to-use strategies to take students to the next level in achievement. Dr. Dan Mulligan combines current research and a practitioner's approach as he empowers teachers and leaders with a high energy and activity filled workshop. He provides strategies that incorporate engaging lessons and high level independent thinking skills for students. Strategies to use technology enhanced assessment items to increase student engagement will be included. Teachers will leave the workshop with enhanced skills for instructional best practices and content specific strategies to implement immediately.
Tackling the Common Core with Confidence
As the Common Core Standards are being implemented across the nation, this training session will build your confidence and enthusiasm in meeting the challenges of this new content. Participants will understand the various features of the common core and appreciate the way the content spirals vertically. Every attendee will leave with a variety of resources to tackle the common core content successfully. Don't miss this powerful session!