The Testing Zone Workshop
An LCL® Workshop Designed for Bruce Boguski and The Winner's Edge.

Date(s), Times, Credits:  This hybrid workshop will require fifteen contact hours to achieve one graduate level semester credit hour.  Contact hours include 3 hours of "in class" or video instruction and 12 hours of Internet instruction.  This workshop requires three hours per week of Internet instruction. 

Instructor(s):   Bruce Boguski (In-class/video presentation); Minda Hager, M.Ed. (Internet facilitator)

This workshop is designed for classroom teachers.  This workshop focuses on strategies to improve test taking ability in students and provides techniques for achieving mental clarity, relaxation, energy, enhanced memory, and for creating suitable test taking environments.  Participants will gain knowledge of learning styles to identify and facilitate active learning beneficial to students preparing for testing.  

Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop participants should be able to understand and implement strategies to help students handle the stress associated with standardized tests.

Required Text:  The Testing Zone By Bruce Boguski  ISBN:  1-931588-00-7

Topical Outline:
Week 1: 
The D.R. in D.R.I.V.E.R.
Week 2:
  Individuality/Visualizing Confidence
Week 3:
  Energy States/Remember
Week 4:
  Creating A Super Learning Environment/Taking The Test

Participation in the Online Discussion is required.

Students will be assessed by quality and adequate quantity of discussion postings and enthusiastic participation.

The grading scale is as follows:  70-73=C-, 74-76=C, 77-79=C+ etc.               

F                     D

C                       C+

B-             B           B+

A-                      A (A+)






Level of Involvement                     Exhibits dedication to personal and professional growth; passion for learning; enthusiasm for participation in class activities.

Fulfillment of Requirements        All course requirements are met; participant posts commentary to the online discussion on a regular basis and has established a connection to the group as an active learner.

Professionalism                             Shows respect for self and others; reliable, prompt, does his/her share of the work; pays attention and offers valuable insight to course content. 

HONOR POLICY:  Plagiarism (the presentation of someone else’s work as your own) and academic dishonesty, i.e. cheating (deception in fulfilling academic requirements) will not be tolerated. If a student presents someone else's work as his/her own and fails to give credit to his/her sources, the student will automatically fail the class/workshop and risk academic probation.