3 Practical Ways AI Can Transform YOUR Classroom | K-8 Teachers

For K-8 Teachers 

Dive deep into the world of AI and discover how it can save you time, impact learning, and prepare your students for the world of tomorrow! Learn hands-on strategies that will empower you to harness the potential of these new tools, expanding your teaching toolkit in powerful ways. This workshop will demystify AI and provide practical approaches to seamlessly integrate it into your instruction, ensuring an engaging and innovative learning experience for your students.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of AI and its relevance in the K-8 education landscape.
  • Familiarize yourself with practical tools and resources you can use right away.
  • Explore strategies to engage students with AI-driven activities, fostering creativity and critical thinking.
  • 3 SCECHs available

Complimentary lunch, refreshments, and parking will be provided!

 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds will be given if requested more than 7 days before the start date of the event.
  • Partial refunds (50% tuition) will be given if requested 7 days or less of the start date of the event.
  • EventBrite fees are nonrefundable.
  • Inclement weather policy: If the Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) district is closed due to inclement weather, Van Andel Institute for Education will be closed.

Authentic Learning: Bridging Classrooms and Real-World Applications | K-8 Teachers

For K-8 Teachers. 

Transcend traditional textbook instruction and integrate immersive real-world applications that resonate with today’s students — in a way that works for you! This workshop equips you with proven techniques to infuse authenticity into every lesson bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world challenges. Whether you’re ready to move to full-fledged Project-Based Learning, or whether you’re looking to take a few baby steps toward authenticity, you’ll discover ways to elevate your teaching style and foster deeper understanding in your students.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the value and impact of transitioning from textbook-centric teaching to real-world problem-solving.
  • Acquire evidence-based strategies to seamlessly integrate authentic experiences into your lessons.
  • Design lesson plans or project plans that encourage active student engagement and reflect real-world relevance.

Complimentary breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and parking will be provided!

6 SCECHs available

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds will be given if requested more than 7 days before the start date of the event.
  • Partial refunds (50% tuition) will be given if requested 7 days or less of the start date of the event.
  • EventBrite fees are nonrefundable.
  • Inclement weather policy: If the Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) district is closed due to inclement weather, Van Andel Institute for Education will be closed.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-authentic-learning-bridging-classrooms-and-real-world-applications-tickets-774590108867

Inquiry Across the Curriculum: Igniting Curiosity in Every Subject | K-8 Teachers

For K-8 Teachers. 

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/774591162017

Embark on a journey to rekindle the flame of curiosity in the classroom with our Inquiry Across the Curriculum workshop. This full-day session dives deep into methodologies that inspire young minds to proactively question, explore, and construct their own understandings. Gain a deep appreciation for how these strategies apply in ELA, math, science, and social studies classes as you equip yourself with the tools to transform your teaching, making every subject an adventure of discovery and active learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the foundational principles of inquiry-based learning and its significance in the K-8 environment.
  • Acquire techniques to embed inquiry-driven activities and questions across various subjects.
  • Design engaging lesson plans that foster a culture of curiosity, exploration, and self-directed learning.
  • 6 SCECHs available

 

Complimentary breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and parking will be provided!

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds will be given if requested more than 7 days before the start date of the event.
  • Partial refunds (50% tuition) will be given if requested 7 days or less of the start date of the event.
  • EventBrite fees are nonrefundable.
  • Inclement weather policy: If the Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) district is closed due to inclement weather, Van Andel Institute for Education will be closed.