Summer Institute

Summer Institute

Each summer, The Churchill School and Center offers professional development workshops taught by highly qualified educators. Several workshops are offered to provide you with the opportunity to enhance the skills you need to teach students with diverse learning profiles.

Please review our workshop offerings for the 2018 Summer Institute and sign up by clicking the buttons below each description!
DISCOUNTS: A group of 5 people from one school registering for the same workshop only pay for 4 registrants. The 5th person is free! If one person registers for all three 1-day workshops, there is a 20% discount.

Differentiated Instruction Across Content Areas and Grade Levels

In all of our classrooms, we have students with a range of abilities, interests, English language proficiency, and learning styles. How can we meet the challenge of educating these students with a wide variety of learning needs in our class? Begin to get answers to the essential question at a practical presentation for educators filled with strategies to try in your classroom.

Instructor: Jane Gertler, Ed.D., Director of Teaching and Learning, The Churchill School and Center

2018 Workshop Dates:
June 25, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Registration Fee: $150

Open to: Educators for grades 2-12.

Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia and Math Disabilities

Dyslexia is often referred to as a language-based learning disability. This workshop will include the foundational cause and impact of dyslexia on the development of reading and writing skills. Understand the signs to look for in a child's development which may indicate that the child should be evaluated for dyslexia.

Many students with a learning disability struggle with math. This workshop provides an introduction to math learning disabilities including dyscalculia and visual-spatial deficits. Understand how anxiety impacts learning mathematics. Learn effective interventions for students with different learning styles.

Instructors: Lynn Carpenter, Director of Instructional Support, The Churchill School and Center, and Dr. Sridhar Nagubandi, Chairperson of the Math Department, The Churchill School and Center

2018 Workshop Dates:
August 21, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Fee: $150

Open To: Educators grades K-12

Guided Reading Instruction

The Guided Reading Workshop will provide a definiation of Guided Reading, an overview of its components, and an explanation of why it should be part of a balanced elementary literacy curriculum. Practical application of Guided Reading will also be discussed, including how to create a classroom schedule, use assessment data to create small groups, and effectively plan Guided Reading lessons.

Natalie Bencini and Mindy Blanck, Churchill School and Center Literacy Specialists

2018 Workshop Dates: 
June 26, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fee: $150

Open To: Educators of grades k-5

Executive Function Skills: Promote Independent Learners in Your Classroom

Research indicates that students’ understanding of how they learn and their use of executive function strategies are essential to their success in school and beyond. This workshop will emphasize the importance of metacognition, goal setting, organization and prioritizing time.  You will return to your classroom with practical executive function strategies to help your students become independent learners.

Instructor: Jane Gertler, Ed.D, Director of Teaching and Learning 

2018 Workshop Date: 
August 22: 9:00AM-3:00PM

Fee: $150

Open to: Educators grades 5-12

Preventing Academic Failure

This 2-day intensive workshop provides training for teaching this multisensory reading program. PAF* is an adaptation of the Orton-Gillingham methodology - a sequential, multisensory, research-based reading program. Teachers learn how to assess reading problems and use the PAF Daily Lesson Plan to integrate the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.  It is designed to be used in regular education (grades K-3) and special education settings through middle school.
Instructor: Eileen Perlman, M.S; PAF co-author & registered NJ Professional Development Provider.
2018 Workshop Dates:
June 27, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
June 28, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Open to: Any educator who teaches foundational reading skills
Registration Fee: $610, includes newest version of PAF Manual (Registration ends Tuesday, June 6)

*If you register for PAF, you can register for any 1-day workshop in June or August for $50

Writing Strategies for Diverse Learners

This one day course is open to teachers of any content area in grades 4 through 12. These writing strategies encourage ALL students to gain independence by breaking down parts of the writing process while scaffolding decisions that need to be made at every step. This is especially helpful for reluctant writers.
Instructor: Kathy Peppers, MS Learning Specialist

2018 Workshop Date:

August 23: 9:00AM-3:00PM