Just for ARA+ teachers

A series of Google Hangouts for professional issues

Professional Pow-Wows

These are not your average webinars! Every Tuesday after school in the month of April, ARA+ will host a Google Hangout On Air. Each Hangout will feature a few A+ teachers from our network schools and a couple of Fellows to engage in discussion, or a "pow-wow" about a specific topic. The schedule is listed below.


While there are limited participants in the video conversation, viewers can post questions and comments for the group to discuss. The events are recorded, so should you miss the live event, you are welcome to view the discussion when it best suites your schedule.


To attend or retrieve any event, simply click the link provided at the end of the event description. I hope you will take the time to join in on the conversation.

Staying Strong through standardized testing

Tuesday, April 5th, 3:30-4:15pm

This is an online event.

During this Hangout, the group will share their favorite brain gyms and other creative exercises to help our students remain mentally strong through standardized testing environments.

Event link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c86d8otrmo9lgtgcd2iug3kngs0

Documenting for TESS

Tuesday, April 12th, 3:30-4:15pm

This is an online event.

Our guest "first-year" teacher, Sally Bennet from Retta Brown, will be mentored by two A+ Fellows and two other A+ teachers across our network to help strategize on 1) what items can be included, 2) how to collect and prepare for documentation and 3) keeping evidence organized for the TESS portfolio.

Event link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cuicl5tauii8o1r76atqtp58cog

Google Drive as electronic portfolio

Tuesday, April 19th, 3:30-4:15pm

This is an online event.

A+ teachers from across the network will engage in a dialogue about how Google Drive and supportive Apps can be leveraged for student portfolios, parent engagement, RTI or IEP/504 teams and TESS documentation.

Event link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cl0s4tr6hkfmrp8ov27goh5cios

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Every kid in a park

Tuesday, April 26th, 3:30-4:15pm

This is an online event.

More of a traditional webinar, this Hangout will feature the National Park Service's Every Kid in a Park program as part of the Centennial celebration of our National Parks. Focused on 3rd and 4th grade teachers, we will inform teachers of resources and how to assist students to receive their free passes. The passes allow fourth grade students and their families free admission to parks - this could be a great resource for parental engagement over the summer. Educator resources are also included in the site.

Event link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cter5n1pct13cau7c7b7mhrorvo

Kim Wilson

Should you have any ideas for future professional pow-wow topics, please contact me directly.