Make & Take

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Make & Take is an afternoon event presented by three engaging national speakers — you will love these sessions! Attendees will rotate from three different ballrooms to create a variety of games, puppets, books and instructional activities to take back into the classroom!  Each participant will receive a fabulous Frog Street supply kit and materials to design purposeful activities for immediate classroom use.  Participants will receive 4 hours of CPE credit and must be registered for Splash Conference to attend the Make & Take Session.  Additional fee required.

Presentations for the Splash 2017 Make & Take include:

Developing Early Academic Language Through Science

Dr. Kenneth Wesson

Research tells us that approximately 13% of our pupils are auditory learners meaning they learn best by listening to others (traditionally, the teacher). Consequently, we are often not meeting the learning needs of 87% of our students. Students learn academic language best by engaging in evidence-based dialogue serving as the centerpiece for learning, with the academic language developed during the process of hands-on learning, rather than through lecture. According to David Perkins at Harvard University, the human brain does its best work when students are actively learning language through doing and discourse, not by passively listening to others use language. In this seminar, we will focus on how the human brain “works,” how it learns language, and how it makes the transition from informal/everyday language to academic language easily when it is presented through contextual learning.