Summer 2017 PD Menu

Wilkes County Schools

Wilkes County Schools will be offering a variety of professional development beginning in June and running through August 17. Please check back often to see updates and newly added sessions. Wilkes County Schools' employees should register for all sessions in CATS. If you are a new hire to WCS and do not have access to CATS, please contact Anna Lankford (lankfora@wilkes.k12.nc.us) or Donna Absher (absherdo@wilkes.k12.nc.us) for registration information.



Technology sessions will be added soon!

Writing Across the Curriculum

Monday, June 12th, 1-4pm

EWMS Media Center

Teachers will learn a variety of writing strategies for instruction in any content area.


0.3 Literacy


CATS: #W4523


Instructor: Jody Holleman

Reading Foundations

Tuesday, June 13th, 8:30am to Thursday, July 13th, 4pm

Wilkes Agriculture Center

Reading Foundations is a 5 day intensive reading course. Participates will focus on reading instruction in the 5 key areas of reading. To receive credit, participants must attend all 5 days of training and submit all required assignments. No partial credit will be given for this workshop. ( June 13, 14, 19, July 12 and 13, 2017).


3.25 Literacy


CATS #W4484

Notice and Note Fiction Signposts

Wednesday, June 14th, 8:30am-3pm

CWMS Media Center

Introduces the 6 "signposts" that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourages them to read closely. This helps create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly and rigorously make up their mind about purported truths.


0.5 Literacy


Instructor: Jody Holleman


CATS: #W4524

Reading Non-Fiction

Thursday, June 15th, 8:30am-3pm

CWMS Media Center

We all know the value of helping students define nonfiction and understand its text structures. Reading nonfiction goes the next crucial step-helping kids challenge the claims if nonfiction authors, be challenged by them, and skillfully and rigorously make up their mind about purported truths.


0.5 Literacy


Instructor: Jody Holleman


CATS: #W4522

Co-Teaching for Regular Education and EC Teachers

Thursday, June 15th, 8:30am-12pm

Boardroom

Participants will learn different models for co-teaching students with disabilities.


0.35 (EC Content)


CATS: #W4513

Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Monday, June 19th, 8:30am to Wednesday, June 21st, 4pm

Boardroom

Participants will learn verbal de-escalation techniques for problem behaviors. Physical restraint methods will also be taught to be used as a last resort.


1.3 other


CATS: #W4514

Differentiation 101

Friday, June 23rd, 8:30am-12:30pm

Stone Center

Participants will be introduced to creating differentiation groups based on data and learn strategies to use in all content areas to meet the needs of these groups.


0.4 other


CATS: #W4537

Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Wednesday, June 28th, 8:30am to Thursday, June 29th, 4pm

Boardroom

Participants will learn verbal de-escalation techniques for problem behaviors. Physical restraint methods will also be taught to be used as a last resort.


1.3 other


CATS: #W4515

Reading A-Z: 10 Things You Never Knew About Reading A-Z (K-2)

Friday, June 30th, 8:30-11:30am

Stone Center

Get an overview of new features and updates and explore additional resources that will make every moment count in the classroom. Please bring a laptop or device.


0.3 Literacy


CATS: #W4525

Close Reading and Intervention with Reading A-Z (3-5)

Friday, June 30th, 1-4pm

Stone Center

Found out how A-Z resources can help you support close reading in your classroom. Explore how to implement and support your intervention process with Reading A-Z materials. Please bring a laptop or device.


0.3 Literacy


CATS: #W4526

Kidpower Social Safety Skill Training

Friday, July 7th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Stone Center

Participants will learn how to implement Kidpower strategies to promote social safety skill development in students and for their personal use.


0.4 other


CATS: #W4512

Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Tuesday, July 11th, 8:30am to Wednesday, July 12th, 4pm

Boardroom

Participants will learn verbal de-escalation techniques for problem behaviors. Physical restraint methods will also be taught to be used as a last resort.


1.3 other


CATS: #W4516

Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention (CPI)

Thursday, July 20th, 8:30am to Friday, July 21st, 4pm

Board Room

Participants will learn verbal de-escalation techniques for problem behaviors. Physical restraint methods will also be taught to be used as a last resort.


1.3 other


CATS: #W4517

Flexible Seating in the Classroom

Monday, July 31st, 8:30-11:30am

IS Conference Room

Are you tired of hearing pencils tap all day long, messy desks, or constantly telling students to sit down? If you answered yes to any of these things, join this session to discuss ways to decrease the headaches and increase the focus of your class. Flexible seating and classroom management strategies will be the focus of this session.


0.3 Credit other


CATS #W4536

Structure and Strategies for I/E Time Grades 3-5

Tuesday, Aug. 1st, 8:30-11:30am

IS Conference Room

Third grade teachers present structures and strategies for differentiation during I and E time. They will share their successes, resource and planning structure for making this time more efficient and effective.


0.3 Literacy


CATS: #W4535


Instructors: Gina Ortiz and Debby Nunn

Canvas

Tuesday, June 6th, 1-4pm

Instructional Training Room

*Bring your laptop. Canvas is not as intimidating as it may seem! This session is geared more towards middle and high school teachers, but anyone may attend. This session will provide an overview of the basics of Canvas. Participants will have the opportunity to create course content.


0.3 Technology


CATS: W4528


Instructor: Charlie Sealey

Google Drive

Wednesday, June 7th, 1-4pm

Instructional Training Room

*Bring your laptop. Learn how to navigate through your drive, share files and folders, create forms and quizzes, organize your My Drive and take a look at other features like drawing, spreadsheets and more.


0.3 Technology


CATS: #W4531


Instructor: Kristina Battle and Angie Robinson

NCWiseOwl

Monday, June 12th, 1-3pm

Instructional Training Room

*Bring your laptop. There are tons of free instructional resources available in NCWiseOwl. NCWiseOwl supports curriculum standards, differentiation and personalized learning. In this session, we will take a closer look at NCWiseOwl content and the features available for teachers and students.


0.3 Technology


CATS: #W4533


Instructors: Jennifer Northrup and Donna Murray

Canvas for Beginners

Monday, Aug. 14th, 8:30-11:30am

Instructional Training Room

*Bring your laptop. Canvas is not as intimidating as it may seem! This session is geared more towards middle and high school teachers, but anyone may attend. This session will provide an overview of the basics of Canvas. Participants will have the opportunity to create course content.


0.3 Technology


CATS: #W4534


Instructor: Charlie Sealey

Intermediate Canvas

Monday, Aug. 14th, 12:30-3:30pm

Instructional Training Room

*Bring your laptop. Are you ready to take the next step with Canvas? This session is designed for learners who are comfortable with the basics of Canvas and are ready to dive in a little deeper. Participates will learn how to set requirements, prerequisites, mastery paths, etc.


0.3 Technology


CATS: #W4532


Instructor: Charlie Sealey

Canvas for Middle School Teachers

Monday, Aug. 14th, 8:30am to Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 11:30am

Boardroom

*Bring your laptop. This session will assist middle school teachers in setting up Canvas courses so they are ready to begin teaching with them in August. Topics of the session will include: cross-listing courses, setting up assignments with other features to work with Grade Pass-Back in PowerSchool Gradebook, editing Course Cards nicknames and images on the account dashboard for convenience, and pulling in integrated apps for a variety of assignment and submission types, and how to use a generic Canvas course for emergency and substitute lesson plans. Participants will be most able to maximize their time in this session it they come prepared with some of their Canvas course content prepared.


0.6 Technology


CATS: #W4529


Instructor: Middle Schools ITF's

Google Classroom

Thursday, Aug. 17th, 8:30-11:30am

Instructional Training Room

* Bring your laptop! Join us to learn about Google Classroom - an easy-to-use file management system that will unleash the potential of digital learning and maximize the impact of your 1:1 or 1:2 classroom. Come see how this tool can become your classroom headquarters and help teachers and students connect, share and achieve more together.


0.3 Technology


CATS: #W4530


Instructors: Ramona Burkhart, Julie Benton and Susan Caudill

iPads for Teachers

Thursday, Aug. 17th, 8:30-11:30am

Computer Lab

* Bring your iPad! In this session we will explore a variety of FREE iPad Apps that are ideal for use with elementary school students. We will look at apps for multimedia project creation, classroom management, content specific resources, productivity and much more. Come join this fun and hands-on session to learn how to get the most of the iPads in your classroom.


0.3 Technology


CATS: #W4527


Instructor: Kellen Duncan