Teacher ACT Workshops FAQs 

WHAT TEACHER ACT WORKSHOPS DO YOU OFFER TEACHERS AT SCHOOLS?

We offer two workshops for teachers that can either be scheduled for PD days or Saturdays:

Teaching for ACT Success (TFS)

(5 hours)

Teaching for Success on the ACT: Missouri Learning Standards and the ACT: What’s a School to Do?

(TFS, 5 hrs) familiarizes classroom teachers with the ACT and develops strategies to incorporate into daily lesson plans.

UPCOMING Teaching for ACT Success (TFS) WORKSHOPS IN MISSOURI

Host your own!


September 7th, 2019

October 12, 2019

November 11th, 2019

Cost: $295.00

Who participates?

English, math, science, social studies, and Special Ed teachers who want to coach the ACT.  Subject teachers are the best coaches because they know the content of the test and can answer questions generalist coaches can’t.

What are the goals?
  • Familiarize classroom teachers with the topics found on the ACT and Missouri Learning Standards and show how they relate.
  • Familiarize teachers with the purpose, format, and content of the ACT.
  • Provide teachers with teaching strategies and extensive materials they can incorporate into their lesson plans.
Where are they held?
  • At Focus on Learning
  • We encourage schools to offer the TFS as a PD day to avoid the cost of hiring substitutes. Schools often pool resources for one workshop.
  • We also invite schools to host Saturday workshops in exchange for a free participant.
  • We hold these workshops in Missouri and beyond.
Who are the facilitators?

Dr. Ene-Kaja Chippendale works with the English, reading, and writing tests.
Dr. Gary Moss works with math and science tests.

Participants sign up for one of two workshops.

Teachers as ACT Coaches

(5 hours)

The Teachers as ACT Coaches workshop trains teachers to organize and teach ACT prep classes.

We also offer a follow-up review session for both TFS and TAC.

UPCOMING Teacher as ACT Coaches (TAC)

 

ACT WORKSHOPS IN MISSOURI

Host your own!

August 8th, 2019

October 26th, 2019

December 7th, 2019

 

Cost: $295.00

Who participates?

English, math, science, social studies, and Special Ed teachers who want to coach the ACT.  Subject teachers are the best coaches because they know the content of the test and can answer questions generalist coaches can’t.

What are the goals?
  • Familiarize teachers with the structure, content, and test taking strategies that are specific to the ACT.
  • Offer lesson plans geared to multiple levels of student performance. Students aiming for a composite of 18 will approach the test differently than one aiming for 28.
Where are they held?
  • At Focus on Learning
  • We encourage schools to offer the TAC as a PD day to avoid the cost of hiring substitutes. Schools often pool resources for one workshop.
  • We also invite schools to host Saturday workshops in exchange for a free participant.
  • We hold these workshops in Missouri and beyond.
Who are the facilitators?

Dr. Ene-Kaja Chippendale works with the English, reading, and writing tests.
Dr. Gary Moss works with math and science tests.

Participants sign up for one of two workshops.

Who have we worked with in the past?
  • St. Louis Public Schools
  • Jennings High School
  • Arcadia Valley High School
  • Blue Springs School District
  • Independence School District
  • Kearney High School
  • Odessa High School
  • Brentwood High School
  • Camdenton High School
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Kansas City Public Schools
  • Lincoln College Prep Academy
  • Lee’s Summit North High School
  • Lee’s Summit West High School
  • Liberty Public Schools
  • University of Missouri – Missouri College Advising Corp
  • St. Joesph School District
  • University Academy Charter School
  • Glendale High School
  • Licking High School
  • Gestalt Community School – Memphis, TN
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Madison High School – Richmond KY
  • Perry County Central High School – Hazard, KY
  • Bell County High School – Pineville, KY
  • Nevada High School
  • Secman High School
  • Chaminade Preparatory Academy
  • Clark County High School
  • West County High School
  • Lexington High School
  • Mehlville High School
  • Marionville High School
  • Appleton City High School
  • Blair Oaks High School
  • Garland, KY
  • El Dorado High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • Osceola Public Schools