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  • Characteristics of a Visible Learner
  • Develop Visible Learners
  • Evaluate & Define Steps for Personal Implementation
  • Set Intentions & Co-Design Success Criteria
  • Embed Opportunities for Self & Peer Assessment
  • Identify Mind-frames to Ensure Teacher Clarity



(includes lunch)

Virtual Sites
(lunch not included)

SWP Members:

Teams of 1-4: $125/person
Teams of 5-9: $115/person
Teams of 10+: $105/person

Non Members: $140/person

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  VIRTUAL SITES: Clearwater, Colby, Wamego USD 320, Smoky Hill ESC Salina


7:45 AM - 8:15 AM Check-In/Registration & Refreshments
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dr. John Almarode:
Foster & Nurture Deep-Thinking, Visible Learners
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch Break
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Dr. John Almarode:
Foster & Nurture Deep-Thinking, Visible Learners

About Dr. John Almarode:



Dr. John Almarode is an Assistant Professor at the College of Education at James Madison University. As a teacher, he has worked with all age groups in education, from pre-kindergartners to graduate students.  John began his career in Augusta County, Virginia, teaching secondary mathematics and science to a wide range of students. 

John has conducted staff development workshops, keynote addresses, and conference presentations on a variety of topics including student engagement, evidence-based practices, creating enriched environments that promote learning, and designing classrooms with the brain in mind.  John's action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use strategies and the brain rules that make them work.  He has authored several articles, reports, book chapters, and two books.

In addition to his work with schools and in-service teachers, John is a member of the faculty at James Madison University in the College of Education.  John holds a Doctoral Degree in Science Education from the University of Virginia, a Master's Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Gifted and Special Education, and a Bachelor's Degree, with Honors, in Physics and Mathematics.


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