Sodus Professional Development

Winter Catalog (February)

The Leader in Me Book Review Learning Community Session # 5

In an effort to turn around her failing school, Muriel Summers, Principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., identified leadership as her school magnet theme based on community feedback. She approached FranklinCovey as a partner in designing, developing and implementing a leadership model for her school, which drew on The 7 Habits and also incorporated Baldridge quality tools and other educational best practices. Join the District Administrative team in reading and implementing The Leader in Me in Sodus!

Join Jessica Bailey & Tim Padden

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 3:30-4:30pm

Jr./Sr. High Room 103

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Join Keri Frazer

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 3:30-4:30pm

Jr./Sr. High Computer Lab room 201

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Utilizing eDoctrina for Data Anaylsis

Mid-terms are finished, now comes the data anaylsis! If you created your exam in eDoctrina, you now have a wealth of information at your fingertips! Learn how to tap into the many features offered in eDoctrina and identify data trends that will help with planning assessments and test preparation for the second half of the year.
Data Reports

SMART board training for Elementary Teachers (PreK-6)

In this session participants will focus on advancing from a novice to an intermediate level use with a SMART board. Kick your lessons up a notch and use the technology that we have access to. Whether it's an ENO Board or a SMART Board, SMART Notebook can help to enhance your work and make your transitions flow, and this session will provide you with the basics to make that happen. Participants are asked to bring a laptop with Smart software installed.

Join Jeff Tuma

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 3:30-4:30pm

Elementary School Room 212

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Teach Like a Champion Book Talk

Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help readers further their understanding through reflection and application of the ideas to their own practice.

Join Scott Hassall

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 3:30-4:30pm

Jr./Sr. High Room 103

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Literature and Adolescent Mental Health

Characters in stories can help us understand ourselves. Through literature, we can develop the perspective and the coping skills to deal with crisis. We might also gain an awareness of the challenges that others may face. Reading, then, isn’t just about interpreting text. Reading and class discussion can build self-esteem, foster resilience, and encourage empathy. In short, the right story at the right moment can transform a life.

In this workshop, we will explore many ways to use stories to help kids deal with problems. We will discuss how to select suitable texts, how to identify the mental health issues that might be raised, and how to find additional resources to shape classroom discussion. Participants will also learn strategies to address discomfort and create a safe space. We will discuss how to avoid adding to emotional damage, and how to access appropriate support for students in crisis.

Join Tierney McKee & Becky Hibbert

Monday, Feb. 29th, 3:30-4:30pm

Jr./Sr. High room 103

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