Coweta's Professional Learning

November and December 2014

Ready to learn?

Included in this issue you will find Professional Learning Sessions for Coweta County Educators for the months of November and December. Visit our online Professional Learning Catalog for more information:

http://curriculum.cowetaschools.net

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From last month's Professional Learning session

Check out this video that was presented during the Customer Service training by Ronnie Clotfelter of Chick fil A. Everyone has a story - our students, our parents, our fellow workers and visitors to our school.
Every Life Has a Story

Coweta's Opportunities

Problem Solving - Utilizing innovative approaches to solve problems

November 3, 2014

Middle School Math Workshop

Regular/special education middle school math teachers will explore the free instructional technology tools available through Discovery Education – designed to engage students in instruction and get technology in their hands.

(District-wide workshop in SD1, Werz Bldg. – rescheduled from Oct. 28)


November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014

Math/Science Partnership STEM Class

Elementary teachers who have signed up to participate in this cohort will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching math and science. (Werz Bldg.)


November 6, 2014

Math Workshop – 3rd Grade

Instructional strategies and teaching tips for third grade mathematics will be shared with third grade regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches at this workshop. (Room 230, Welch Elem.) Register at http://doodle.com/ac3pxx8kq6qek8c9


November 10, 2014

Math Workshop – K-1

Instructional strategies and teaching tips for kindergarten and 1st grade mathematics will be shared with K-1 regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches at this workshop. (SD1, Werz Bldg.) Register at http://doodle.com/dsdk85ai3n98ce28


November 11, 2014

REL SE Fractions Study

Participants are fourth grade teachers who volunteered last spring to be included in this study of fractions. (SD2, Werz Bldg.)


November 11, 2014

IC Campus Instruction Beta Training

Participants will be provided instruction and support in working with Infinite Campus Grade Book. Arnall Middle School - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


November 13, 2014

Math Workshop – 4th Grade

Instructional strategies and teaching tips for fourth grade mathematics will be shared with fourth grade regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches at this workshop. (SD1, Werz Bldg.) Register at http://doodle.com/p94ne66brnqe9tii


November 18, 2014

Let's Talk Phonics

This session will review basic phonics instruction and integration into the content (for grades K - 8). Werz Bldg. RV Room 3:30 p.m.


November 18, 2014

Middle School Math Workshop

Regular/special education middle school math teachers will focus on creating successful students by changing beliefs, building confidence, and promoting engagement.

(District-wide workshop at Lee Middle School)


November 20, 2014

Math Strategies

Sessions will focus on instructional practices in math for K-5 teachers to prepare students for Georgia Milestones expectations. (Arnco-Sargent Elementary)


November 20, 2014

High School Math Workshop

Regular/special education high school math teachers will create outstanding math guides containing graphic organizers aligned to Coordinate Algebra and Analytic Geometry for students to have quick reference and a review study tool for Georgia Milestones. (District-wide workshop at East Coweta High School)


November 20, 2014

Title I Principals Professional Learning - Technical Assistance for Title I

Administrators will be provided technical assistance and discuss best practices for Title I schools. Werz Bldg. 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


December 2 & 9, 2014

Math/Science Partnership STEM Class

Elementary teachers who have signed up to participate in this cohort will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching math and science. (Werz Bldg.)


December 3, 2014

REL SE Fractions Study

Participants are fourth grade teachers who volunteered last spring to be included in this study of fractions. (SD2, Werz Bldg.)


December 4, 2014

Close Reading with Notice & Note

This learning session is for teachers of grades K - 8.

Werz Bldg. SD2


December 8, 2014

Cafe in the Social Studies Classroom

This learning session is for teachers of grades K - 5.

Thomas Crossroads Elementary.


December 10, 2014

ELA Strategies to support students in Target Groups

Glanton Elementary Staff


Ongoing October—April

Training for IT Pros—CBTNuggets

This training will provide ETSSs with an opportunity to enhance their

knowledge and skills on best practices on relevant technology

topics for schools. (see Jason Olvey for access information).

Advanced Opportunities - Creating opportunities to stretch learning to higher levels

November 4 & 18, 2014

Coweta STEM Institute K-1 STEM Academy

STEM strategies for K - 1 teachers.

Werz Bldg. PLC 3:30 p.m.


November 5, 6,12 or December 11

Google Docs and Google Drive Information

Participants will explore Google Docs and learn to create, share and access work online.

To register, use the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/NnEX0Oa or email Vickie Shepherd (vickie.shepherd@cowetaschools.net).


November 5, 2014

Constructed Response

Participants will gain experience in dealing with constructed response items. (Ruth Hill Faculty) ELA Forum redelivery


November 13, 2014

Nonfiction Texts to Support Writing

This professional learning opportunity will provide practical support for using nonfiction text to support writing. For teachers of grades 6 - 12

Werz Bldg. SD1 4:00 p.m.


November 20, 2014

Tech Summit/BYOT Edmodo Session

Edmodo and BYOT strategies will be shared during this time.

Werz Bldg. PLC Room 4:15 p.m.

Integrating music into content; Teacher Leadership

Check out! #CowetaEdChat on Twitter! 8:00 p.m. Sunday evenings Nov. 2 - Integrating music into content areas with Dr. Josh Boyd Nov. 9 - Teacher Leadership with Lorraine Johnson & Julie Raschen

Goal Setting for All - Establishing and monitoring goals for success

November 6, 2014

Introduction to Learning Targets

The PL opportunity will define Learning Targets and explore how to create clear expectations for students. For K - 12 teachers Werz - SD2 4:00 p.m.


November 7, 2014

CTAE professional learning at base high schools and CEC

These sessions will be held at base high schools and will cover inventory and budget information.


November 18, 2014

PreK Professional Learning

Participants will discuss program updates and best practices.

Werz Bldg. 3:30 p.m.


November 18, 2014

Title I Private School Consultation

This session is for all private school providers to participate in the CCSS Federal Programs. Werz Bldg. 8:00 a.m.


December 4, 2014

Middle and High School Science Curriculum Session

Updates and best practices will be discussed.

Werz Bldg. PLC Room 4:15 p.m.


December 11, 2014

ELs and the Common Core

Participants of grades K - 5 will discuss instructional strategies.

Jefferson Parkway


December 15, 2014

CTAE professional learning at base high schools and CEC

These sessions will be held at base high schools and will be a follow-up from the November 7 session.


December 16, 2014

ACCESS - A learning session for Test Coordinators and ESOL teachers

Participants will be given updates on ACCESS testing and strategies for ESOL learners.

Werz Bldg. PLC 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


December 17, 2014

Curriculum Assistant Principal's Professional Learning

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment updates will be shared with administrators during this session. Werz Bldg. RV Room Middle & High 8:30 - 10:00; Elementary 10:00 - 11:30

Relationship Building - Developing environments that promote positive relationships so that rigorous standards can be mastered

November 7, 2014

ADHD and Beyond

This session will be a discussion forum with Dr. Shaw Wendi Fortuchang specifically designed to support counselors, special education teachers and psychologists. Werz Bldg. in PLC

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


November 18, 2014

Literacy & Learning

This learning opportunity is for Ruth Hill parents. The workshop will cover early literacy, reading tips and activities to encourage early literacy. 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


November 19, 2014

Literacy & Milestones

This PL opportunity is for Ruth Hill parents. The workshop will discuss literacy and reading resources as well as milestones from the parent perspective. 12:00 p.m.


November 19, 2014

Lead Counselors Professional Learning

This session will cover updates and curriculum information.

Werz Bldg. - RV Room 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.


November 19, 2014

Response to Intervention

Participants will discuss Crisis Intervention, 504 and Special Education topics.

Werz Bldg. in PLC 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.


November 19, 2014

CPR Training

This training is for selected schools from 12:00 - 4:00 at the Jackson Street Office. See Sally Millians for more information.


November 20, 2014

Literacy & Milestones

This PL opportunity is for Ruth Hill parents. The workshop will discuss literacy and reading resources as well as milestones from the parent perspective. 11:15 a.m. and 11:55 a.m.


December 5, 2014

Professional Learning for Psychologists

This session will provide updates and include discussion of best practices for school psychologists.

School Food Service Conference Room at Werz Warehouse 1:30 p.m.

Coweta's Strategic Plan

Check out this video from the professional learning website on Coweta's Strategic Plan.