Eight Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Cultivating Students’ Gifts and Talents
Starting 10/9/2018 at 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Event Groups:
• ESC of Lorain County - ESC

 This workshop will begin with Dr. Armstrong describing the eight intelligences of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) through interactive experiences. He will then help participants explore their own multiple intelligences through self-assessment and group sharing, and will connect the theory to several disciplines including brain research, the study of symbol systems, cultural diversity, and developmental psychology. 
He also will show participants how to teach MI theory to their students and share specific tips for identifying multiple intelligences in the classroom. In the afternoon, Dr. Armstrong will  teach participants a concept using all eight intelligences, and then share a mind-mapping tool they can use to teach anything through the eight intelligences.
Finally, after demonstrating practical examples for enriching the curriculum through MI theory, he will facilitate group brainstorming sessions where participants will generate strategies and curricula from their own teaching experience.
Suggested reading:  Thomas Armstrong,  Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, 4th Edition (ASCD).
Workshop Outcomes:
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

=         Describe the eight intelligences in MI theory and understand their function in student learning;

=         Identify gifts and talents in underserved populations of students in their classrooms;

=         Explain MI theory to students so that they can advocate for their own learning needs;

=         Develop ways of enriching the curriculum using all eight intelligences;

=         Take any content area, skill, or objective and develop strategies for teaching and learning using the theory of multiple intelligences as an underlying framework;

=         Self-assess their own multiple intelligences as a way of more deeply integrating the eight intelligences into their curriculum.


Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print in English on issues related to learning and human development.  He is the author of sixteen books including: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences; and 7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences.  His books have been translated in over ninety foreign editions into twenty-seven languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian.  Dr. Armstrong has given over 1000 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures on six continents in 29 countries, and 44 states in the past thirty-two years. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the European Council of International Schools, the Republic of Singapore, and several state departments of education.

Dr. Armstrong will be selling his books.     

6 Contact Hours towards Ohio's Gifted Professional Development Competencies.   

Grad Credit  One semester hour of graduate workshop credit is available through Ashland University.  Interested students would participate in an online book study and submit a final paper.  

Contact Moira Erwine, erwine@esclc.org for more information.    

EVENT FEE:   $150 (payble to ESCLC)

Registration Assistance:  Debbie Shannon, shannon@esclc.org or 440.324.5777 x1112 



ESCLC - 1885 Lake Ave., Elyria
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