The Copenhaver Institute

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MSCI 2019

Deeper Reading, Deeper Thinking, Deeper Learning

June 17-19, 2019

2019 Copenhaver Institute is full!


2019 Session Proposal Link has now closed. Notification of session acceptance will be emailed in April 2019.

Keynote Speakers: 

Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle

Toward the goal of developing lifelong readers and learners, MSCI will focus on: 

    • Knowing the student
    • Nurturing intrinsic curiosity and motivation
    • Engaging imagination through reading
    • Empowering inventive problem solving and critical thinking strategies
    • Fostering creative self-expression
    • Developing instruction built on student readiness, interests and learning profiles
    • Balancing group and individual needs
    • Exploring evidence-based practices
    • Scaffolding to facilitate student growth  

The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning provides quality professional development opportunities for PreK-12 teachers and administrators and for Roanoke College students. The Institute's emphases include:

  1. Consideration of cutting-edge perspectives relevant to the teaching profession;
  2. Determination of personal and practical ways to engage students as lifelong learners; and
  3. Examination of a variety of multimedia and instructional technology strategies and tools for enhancing students' growth as learners.

The Institute gives PreK-12 teachers the opportunity to develop and practice strategies for effective instruction in cooperation with the nation's leading educational scholars.