Teaching for ACT Success (TFS)

 

(5 hours)

TEACHERS LEARN TO INCORPORATE THE ACT

INTO DAILY LESSONS

Teaching for ACT Success

THE TFS WAS DEVELOPED ON THE BELIEF THAT

Classroom instruction forms the knowledge base on which the ACT is developed. Students who have strong reading, English, math, and science skills can readily be taught the test-taking strategies that are specific to the test. Students who lack a sold academic foundation struggle with the ACT test and many need skills remediation before they are ready to tackle it.

It makes sense to incorporate the ACT into the daily curriculum because the ACT is a subject based test. The intent is not to turn classrooms into ACT prep factories but to incorporate aspects of the ACT tests that are reflected in the curriculum into daily lesson plans. For example, why ask teachers to write ACT “type” questions when they can easily use questions that have already been developed by the ACT?

Drs. Chippendale and Moss developed the TFS to familiarize teachers with the topics that are found on both the Missouri Learning Standards and college readiness standards. Teachers learn the purpose, format, structure and content of the ACT, and they receive materials and strategies that they can incorporate into their own classrooms.

UPCOMING TFS WORKSHOPS IN COLUMBIA (live / virtual)

October 1st, 2021

December 3rd, 2021

Time: 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Live workshop attendance cost: $325.00/teacher

 

Purchase a TFS video series

– Teaching English for Success with the ACT video series and a packet of materials

– Teaching Reading for Success with the ACT video series and a packet of materials

– Teaching Math for Success with the ACT video series and a packet of materials

– Teaching Science for Success with the ACT video series and a packet of materials

Each cost: $295.00

 

Materials teachers will receive attending the Teaching for ACT Success workshop

Participating teachers receive a wealth of information for their classrooms:  ACT tests, student handouts that relate to the content of the four subtests, power points, and more.  Teachers receive access to a website where they can download everything they need. New material is added to this website on a regular basis.

Participants’ Accolades

-“We received concrete and great resources and methods to implement them. I am leaving with both resources and how to use them. Wonderful! “

– “I am used to PDs being repeated information. This was a breath of fresh air. I feel like I can view a test from the eyes of student again.”

-” I absolutely enjoyed the workshop. I learned ways to incorporate ACT prep into my daily lessons without any additional stress.”

-” I didn’t expect this PD to be so useful. I loved all the tips and tricks!

– “The workshop was very helpful. The activities are great and I will definitely try to incorporate them into my class.”

– “The strategies presented are definitely going to help students increase scores on the ACT.”

We received concrete and great resources and methods to implement them. I am leaving with both resources and how to use them. Wonderful. “

 “I am used to PDs being repeated information. This was a breath of fresh air. I feel like I can view a test from the eyes of student again.”

” I absolutely enjoyed the workshop. I learned ways to incorporate ACT prep into my daily lessons without any additional stress.”

 I didn’t expect this PD to be so useful. I loved all the tips and tricks! 

 “The workshop was very helpful. The activities are great and I will definitely try to incorporate them into my class.”

 “The strategies presented are definitely going to help students increase scores on the ACT.”

-“We received concrete and great resources and methods to implement them. I am leaving with both resources and how to use them. Wonderful! “

– “I am used to PDs being repeated information. This was a breath of fresh air. I feel like I can view a test from the eyes of students again.”

-” I absolutely enjoyed the workshop. I learned ways to incorporate ACT prep into my daily lessons without any additional stress.”

-” I didn’t expect this PD to be so useful. I loved all the tips and tricks!

 -“”The workshop was very helpful. The activities are great and I will definitely try to incorporate them into my class.”

– “The strategies presented are definitely going to help students increase scores on the ACT.”

  • Focus On Learning
    3610 Buttonwood Drive #200
    Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 875-5187 (Office)
    (573) 874-1849 (Fax)

    * Required
  • Attendance to our live TFS workshop is $325/teacher.
  • Call Focus on Learning if you have questions! 573-886-8969
  • Call Focus on Learning if you have questions! 573-886-8969
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