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DINAH ZIKE ACADEMY 2024

Summer 2024 sessions now registering!

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ABOUT THE
DINAH ZIKE ACADEMY

The Dinah Zike Academy is a recognized provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for the State of Texas (Provider # 501-536). Our official provider name is Dinah-Might Adventures, LP. This designation is often recognized by education agencies in other states as well.

Dinah established this training facility in the beautiful and historic Texas Hill Country in 2005 with the first institutes offered in 2006. We began with a bang, with a group from San Diego including Dr. Doug Fisher and Dr. Nancy Frey of San Diego State University, and teachers from their newly founded charter school, Health Sciences High & Middle College.

 

Our Academy building itself is unique, having served in the past as a wool warehouse, silent movie theatre, map company, engineering firm, and jewelry repair facility, among other things.

We offer different types of sessions at the Academy. Most courses are offered during the summer, though special sessions may be booked for your group of 10-15 educators at almost anytime of year.

Features of the ever-evolving Academy include: Large auditorium area, multiple classroom and breakout spaces, commercial kitchen, computer work areas with high-speed internet access, ample workspaces and materials, extensive displays of Dinah’s Foldables by content area, publishing center models, and a research and reference library.

The Academy is located in the historic and charming village of Comfort, Texas, about 45 minutes from San Antonio (SAT is the most convenient airport) and 1 ½ hours from Austin.

2024 PRESENTERS 

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UPCOMING SESSIONS

Three to Six-hour presentations are designed to enhance classroom instruction by implementing Foldables® and Notebook Foldables® (3-D interactive graphic organizers) into a curriculum.

Limited spaces available, register now!

 

Sessions include supplies, light refreshments, and 3.0-6.0 hours of CPE credit.

 

The Dinah Zike Academy is accredited by the State of Texas to provide Continuing Professional Education; our provider number is 501-536.

Any issues with registering? Send an email to orders@dinah.com or call 1-800-99-DINAH and we'll get it sorted right away!

  • Elementary Science Extravaganza K-5 (6 CPE) at the Dinah Zike Academy
    Elementary Science Extravaganza K-5 (6 CPE) at the Dinah Zike Academy
    Tue, Jul 16
    Dinah Zike Academy
    Jul 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Dinah Zike Academy, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Jul 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Dinah Zike Academy, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Presented by Laurel Frank and Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian! $325 for 6 hours of content-rich time and materials to prepare you for a year of science with the new TEKS at your grade level (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) K-5. Optional group guided tour of the STEAM Garden with Dinah Zike included!
  • Notebooking 101 and Advanced Notebooking with Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian, Ph.D
    Notebooking 101 and Advanced Notebooking with Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian, Ph.D
    Wed, Jul 17
    Comfort
    Jul 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Jul 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    6 CPE or 3 CPE Beginning Notebooking and then Advanced Notebooking with Dr. Rhonda of RMV Consulting, LLC. Breaks in between, refreshments.
  • Meaningful Manipulatives for Middle School Science Mastery 6-8th (6 CPE) at the Dinah Zike Academy
    Meaningful Manipulatives for Middle School Science Mastery 6-8th (6 CPE) at the Dinah Zike Academy
    Thu, Jul 18
    Dinah Zike Academy
    Jul 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Dinah Zike Academy, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Jul 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Dinah Zike Academy, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Presented by Laurel Frank and Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian! $325 for 6 hours of content-rich time and materials to prepare you for a year of science with the new TEKS at your grade level 6-8th (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Included optional guided group STEAM Garden tour with Dinah Zike.
  • Becoming the Teacher You Want to Be: Pondering with Purpose. with Laurel Frank, M.Ed.
    Becoming the Teacher You Want to Be: Pondering with Purpose. with Laurel Frank, M.Ed.
    Tue, Jul 23
    Comfort
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    We know it’s important to put quality materials into students’ hands, but then what? Get kids talking, interacting, analyzing, and deeply understanding content with strategies to get all types of learners engaged.
  • Get Folding Classics: Vocabulary Strategies with Foldables & VKVs Presented by Dr. Rhonda with RMV Consulting, LLC.
    Get Folding Classics: Vocabulary Strategies with Foldables & VKVs Presented by Dr. Rhonda with RMV Consulting, LLC.
    Wed, Jul 24
    Comfort
    Jul 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Hosted at the DZ Academy, Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian, Ph.d. presents a classic Foldables course for cross curricular use!
  • Get Folding Classics: Foldables for Early Learners with Dr. Rhonda of RMV Consulting, LLC.
    Get Folding Classics: Foldables for Early Learners with Dr. Rhonda of RMV Consulting, LLC.
    Thu, Jul 25
    Comfort
    Jul 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Comfort, 609 Seventh St, Comfort, TX 78013, USA
    Hosted at the DZ Academy, Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian, Ph.d. presents a classic Foldables course for EARLY LEARNERS!

What

3 to 6 hours of content-rich time and materials. The Dinah Zike Academy is accredited by the State of Texas to provide Continuing Professional Education; our provider number is 501-536.

Presenters Dr. Rhonda Meyer Vivian and Laurel Frank

Where

The sessions are held at the Dinah Zike Academy at 609 7th Street in Comfort TX 78013. Comfort is located in the Texas Hill Country off Interstate 10W. We are approximately  40 minutes from San Antonio and about 1 ½ hours from Austin. There are local AirBNB and lodging options to explore.

DZ STEAM Garden is also across the street!

When

Sessions are currently offered on Monday-Thursdays. Sessions are scheduled from  9 a.m. to 4:00 pm. They include refreshments and breaks!

Cost

$75-325.00 per person per session includes all supplies and materials, light refreshments, and 3.0-6.0 hours of CPE credit.

 

Registration includes non-refundable $25 administrative fee. Payment completed through our site here or via PayPal (credit card or PayPal account), check, cash, or Purchase Order.  Invoices will be sent via email, so active email account is required. 

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