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Creating a Student-Centered Classroom: An intensive course for new and novice teachers 

Date: July 26 - July 30

Time: 9am - 11:30am (daily)

Location: Zoom link to be emailed upon registration

Target audience: Teachers in their first two years of teaching (or those who feel like they’re still in the early stages of their career), who’ve had little or no formal preparation.  

Cost: Free

You’ve got the keys to the classroom and your student roster. Now what?  This series is designed for beginning teachers who have limited preparation or those who would like a refresher on the foundational aspects of creating student centered classrooms where all students can succeed .  We will explore how to:

--manage the classroom environment
--design and deliver engaging  high quality instruction and
--how to embed assessments to ensure success for your students (and you!)

Each interactive session will distill the overwhelming body of pedagogical knowledge into the very basics of best practice to help you begin the new year confidently. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on current practice, and meet other novice teachers to share success, challenges, questions and resources in a collegial learning community . 

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Presented By:

Diana Straut 

Senior Professional Development Specialist

Diana Scarselletta Straut, Ph.D.  brings over 30 years of experience to her work as a Professional Development Specialist with Measurement Incorporated. 

Dr. Straut’s work is guided by an unwavering commitment to inclusive practices, supporting partnerships to ensure that all students have full access to meaningful academic and social experiences.  


She brings a variety of perspectives to this work, drawn from her time as a classroom teacher, college professor, school board member and organizational change consultant.  Dr. Straut balances years of practical field experience with a deep knowledge of education research, instructional best practices, organizational change, inclusive education, and federal and state educational policy. 


Dr. Straut has held faculty positions at Syracuse University and the College of St. Rose (adjunct) and for several years was an organizational change consultant for Cornell University (School of Industrial and Labor Relations)   She holds a Ph.D from Cornell University and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education).

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