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Elementary Institute for Teaching Excellence   


Welcome to the 2022 TCU Elementary Institute for Teaching Excellence. Educators are encouraged to join in the pursuit of becoming master teachers in their field. You will be collaborating with fellow educators in the area of Math ,English Language Arts, Science, Technology, and Social Emotional Learning.

Our day will feature five breakout sessions of your choosing! Each session will be 75 minutes long. We will have three sessions in the morning, break for a 90 minute lunch and return for two more sessions in the afternoon. 

Our  K-2 breakout sessions will focus on all aspects of early literacy and building fluent readers and writers. You will have an opportunity to look at thematic units and how to engage and extend for your higher level learners. Our second presenter will focus on Reading/Language Arts for grades 3-5. These sessions will provide strategies that challenge their students as thinkers, readers, and writers as well as enriching their learning.  Teachers will have the opportunity to plan engaging lessons and discuss how to apply these concepts in their classroom.

The Math sessions will address the importance of numeracy and its impact on more advanced math. Join our presenters in diving deep into problem solving, numeracy, and real world thinkers! You will leave your time with activities, lesson ideas, and a deeper understanding of how to promote a love of math. 

We will also have presenters for Restorative Practices, addressing the Social Emotional needs of our students, technology and how to integrate STEM activities in their learning, along how to utilize menus and choice boards across the content areas. 

We look forward to having you join us in engaging, creative, and effective ways to transform your classroom!