Fall PD Sessions

2016-2017

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We have some great PD sessions lined up for this year.You can also find them on the district's PD calendar (SUHSD PD). Please register for all these sessions on the district's ERO registration site. If you are new to the district, login information for the ERO will be sent out in the next few days.

September

Curriculum Development- Objectives and Curricular Alignment

Focus Area: Curriculum Development Session #1

Thursday, September 22, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

In this session, participants will hone their skills in creating and using measureable objectives in their lesson planning, choices of curricular materials, and lesson delivery. The workshop will emphasize both content objectives as well as Common Core literacy skill objectives.

Routines and Procedures, Rules and Consistent Enforcement, Community Building

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session #1

Thursday, September 29, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

In this session, participants have the opportunity to reflect and discuss current successes and challenges with their systems, routines, and procedures. More ideas and strategies will be offered and participants will leave with a plan for how to strengthen current practices and/or add new ones to tighten management and create a respectful climate that is conducive to learning.

October

SAMR

Focus Area: Instruction Session #1

Monday, October 3, 2016

4:15-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

In this session, participants will learn about the different ways to enhance a lesson with technology and talk about when and how to integrate it into a lesson. The SAMR model stands for substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. Participants will also explore a planning tool taking into account instruction, content, and technology.

Proactive Classroom Management

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session #2

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference room

The house is on fire and it's only October! Learn to use organizational tools and gain tips that will help you work efficiently in managing your classroom. This session will share small adjustments that can make a huge difference in your practice.

Proactive Classroom Management

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session #2

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Menlo-Atherton High School

Room G2

Back by popular demand, this session is a rerun of October 12th's Classroom Management. This session will share small adjustments that can make a huge difference in your practice. Participants will practice skills learned in this interactive, hands-on session. If you have a class with challenging behaviors, this workshop is for you!

Planning and Running IEP Meetings

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities Session #1

Thursday, October 13, 2016

4:15-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Participants will learn key strategies to aid in organizing IEP's, case managing students, setting up schedules for services, contacting specialists, etc. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to refresh their understanding of the IEP process -- not only in effective facilitation, but in meeting setup, notification to participants, etc. This session is intended for Education Specialists.

Formative Checks & Effective Exit Tickets

Focus Area: Assessment Session #1

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Participants in this workshop will get an overview of a variety of tools for frequent comprehension checks, both high-tech and low-tech. Formative assessment and the feedback we get from students is the key to making powerful instructional decisions for student success. If you've ever been surprised by students not knowing something you covered, this workshop is for you!

Write an IEP Like a Rockstar

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities Session #2

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Maple Conference Room

This session is intended for Education Specialists. In this sessions participants will 'walk through' the pages of an IEP and refresh their IEP writing skills. Leave the session with a 100% CDE-compliant IEP.

Breathing and Vocal Health for Teachers

Focus Area: Voice Assistance

Thursday, October 27, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Come learn how to prevent vocal problems from occurring, to re-train your teacher speaking habits and to mitigate problems that you have right now.

This workshop is for people who are already experiencing, or wish to prevent the following:

  • By Friday of each week, you experience pain in your throat and a weekend of rest gets you back on your feet
  • By October, you start having glitches in your voice, skipping a beat
  • Your throat have a perpetual scratch which you try to relieve by clearing it a lot.
  • You are losing your teacher voice, perhaps taking big breaths to get it out?

November

Growth Mindset for Teachers

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session #3

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

This workshop will review some of the key concepts from Carol Dweck's work on Mindset and then will focus on how to apply these techniques with students to increase motivation, engagement, and success in the classroom. Teachers will receive tools that they can use with students to encourage a growth mindset.

Research-based engagement and structured student interaction strategies

Focus Area: Instruction #2

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Active student engagement is one of the strongest predictors of student success. In this workshop, participants will learn/revisit a variety of strategies that get more students simultaneously thinking, at deeper levels, and more often throughout the class period.

Legal Updates In Working with Students With Disabilities

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #3

Monday, November 14, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

This session is intended to keep Education Specialists up to date with the latest legal parameters that frame their work. This session will focus on how to serve students in the least restrictive environment while making sure all students' needs are met.

Building Academic Vocabulary

Focus Area: English Language Learners Session #1

Thursday, November 17, 2016

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Mastery of academic language is arguably the single most important determinant of academic success for students, but choosing the best words to teach--and getting the students to use those words--can be challenging. In this session, participants will learn best practices for choosing, introducing and teaching vocabulary words, as well as how to create structured opportunities for students to speak academically in class.

Register Here!

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