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Building Positive Learning Communities


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8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Based on the Data Toolkit in the The Impact Cycle and chapters 10-15 in High-Impact Instruction, participants in this workshop will learn six teaching strategies that will help create a positive learning community in classrooms.  Participants also learn how to gather classroom management data that can be used for getting a clear picture of reality, setting goals, and monitoring progress toward goals.

Who Should Attend:  K-12 Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Administrators


Registration Fees*:

$150/SWP Members
$175/Non members
SWP LiNK Consortium Districts: FREE

*Registration fee includes lunch

College Credit Available:  0.5 credit hour ($45 payable to MidAmerica Nazarene)



About Michelle Harris



Michelle Harris began her teaching career in El Cajon, California.  She taught middle school English and Social Studies before serving as an Instructional Coach, Title I Coordinator, Student Manager and Assistant Principal at three middle schools, a K-8 school and a 6-12 IBO school, all in Beaverton, Oregon.  

A seasoned developer, Michelle has presented and keynoted in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa.  In addition to spreading Jim Knight's good work, seh is also a certified SIOP trainer and is certified in Effective Teaching Strategies, Data-driven Decision Making, and Non-Fiction Writing.

Michelle lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two sons.  When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, attending her sons' numerous sporting events, entertaining friends and family, and sitting in a chari on a sunny beach.


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