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St Paul Federation of Teachers

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Join the St. Paul Federation of Teachers Teaching & Learning Center for this 2-day (12 hour) professional development experience: Experiential Learning Lab: This two day session is designed for participants to experience the teaching methodology of project-based learning. We know that experiential learning is the “process of learning through reflection on doing”. We will apply a Design/Problem-solving Process to create solutions to an authentic problem. Once complete, we will reflect on our experience to enhance our understanding of design, implementation, management, and sustainability of project-based learning regardless of our role. We then take action and adapt this experience to share with our colleagues.

Participants will engage in an authentic project scenario addressing ways to combat the Opioid epidemic in a community. Throughout this interactive session, differentiated coaching from an interdisciplinary team of practitioners from St. Paul School District along with national consultants will be provided. Participants will engage in a reflective process to provide constructive feedback to their colleagues to mirror the iterative process to revise and improve their solutions. Next they will reflect on the process and self-assess their understanding of authentic problem-solving. Everyone will be challenged to develop an action plan to implement this type of learning into their school/center/classroom. Coaches will provide tools and checklists to create materials, assessments, learning activities and differentiated-instruction strategies. Participants will complete an initial draft of their project and create a snapshot to share with colleagues.

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Marty Sugerik

SREB School Improvement Consultant

After a six-year enlistment, as Nuclear Engineer/Instructor in the U.S. Navy, Marty decided to pursue a career in teaching. During his tenure in Ohio and North Carolina, he taught every course in 6-12 math in a variety of urban and rural settings. As adjunct faculty of UNC-Wilmington, Marty focuses on preparing STEM teachers for teaching in schools of “high need”. Marty plans to continue his education on a doctorate in with a focus on Instructional Technology and Math Literacy.

Marty served at North Carolina Department of Instruction, NCDPI from 2006 to 2011 as an instructional coach for the High School Turnaround Team. He worked in over 100 Middle and High Schools across the state. During his coaching, he supported teachers implementing alternative assessments, standards-based Project Based Learning, and formative assessment.

Marty became a national School Improvement Consultant in 2011. During his tenure, he has served as a Mathematics Consultant training and coaching schools and districts transitioning to Career and College Readiness Math Standards and Practices. With Marty’s experience in Project-Based Learning and STEM instruction, he is now continuing his work as a member of a team specializing in alternative assessment, performance tasks, and problem-based learning.

Specifically, Marty has been facilitating the design, implementation, management, and sustainability of “simulated workplace” performance tasks that mirror authentic problem-solving for entry-level employment. This is done by partnering with Business and Industry to tour and network with all aspects of industry. By providing Business and Industry with an opportunity to design, implement, and assess these projects, student engagement increases due to the authenticity of the project. Additionally, these projects serve as evidence of problem-solving/trouble-shooting so students can articulate their skills and knowledge in a job interview.

Marty also provides training and differentiated coaching for “Coaching Instructional Coaches” to build a sustainability model for each of his schools and centers. His work has expanded to meet all Special Populations and diversity aligned to the Executive Functions (self-regulating skills). Marty is a National Presenter working in rural, urban, and suburban locations. After completing coursework in Mathematics and Educational Leadership, Marty plans on completing his doctoral work focusing on mathematical literacy in career technical education and leadership certification.


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