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Summer Seminar: Engage Students for True Learning

In this seminar, we will discuss ways to identify if students are merely compliant, somewhat motivated, or truly engaged. We’ll discuss what constitutes genuine engagement and learn how students demonstrate their level of engagement in the classroom.

Gone are the days when we would “motivate” students with extrinsic rewards. Students do not respond to extrinsic rewards in the ways we have long believed, and if they do respond, the results are fleeting and the learning temporary.

Together, we’ll examine over twenty ways students show us that they’re truly engaged and learn four straight-forward tools teachers can use to be great models of true engagement for students.

June 6, 2017

 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

Adams 12 Conference Center
1500 E. 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241

Perfect for
K – 12th Grade Teachers
Curriculum Leaders & Instructional Coaches
Assistant Principals & Principals
District-based Leaders

Cost $210

Take your skills to the next level and reserve your seat today!

Participants Will


Learn to distinguish whether children are compliant or engaged


Learn to help students engage more completely in learning


Discover ways to model engaged learning in the classroom

Event facilitator

Ellin Oliver Keene, MA
Senior Consultant, Professional Learning

Ellin is the author and/or co-author of several best-selling books, including Mosaic of ThoughtTo Understand; The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching; and the Not This, but That series.

Ellin has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director and adjunct professor of reading and writing. In addition to her role as Senior Consultant, Professional Learning for PEBC, she works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad.



Registration also includes

Breakfast and Lunch each day

No More Reading for Junk
Best Practices for Motivating Readers
By: Barbara Marinak & Linda Gambrell
edited by Ellin Oliver Keene and Nell K. Duke

Groups of 6 or more receive a 10% discount on the institute.

Nearby Lodging

Double Tree by Hilton
83 East 120th Ave
Thornton, CO 80233

Cancellations & refunds

Registration fees for professional development events cancelled or rescheduled by PEBC, for reasons other than weather or acts of God, are fully refundable. Seat(s) cancelled by registrant with less than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event are not refundable. Registrant is responsible for 50% of the registration fee for any seat(s) cancelled with more than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event. Unused seat(s) (no-shows) will be considered a cancellation by the registrant and are non-refundable. Registrant is responsible for all costs incurred due to cancellation, regardless of cancellation reason.

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