Coweta's Professional Learning

April 2016

Spring is in the air, and it is a great time to learn something new!

PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY, RESEARCH-BASED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR CCSS TEACHERS

Welcome to this month's professional learning newsletter. In Coweta, we believe that we must continuously improve. Our deep commitment to student success drives us, as educators, to seek innovative ways to provide high-level, engaging work for our students.

Need a Google Refresher?

We have several recorded videos to help you with Google Apps.

To access the videos, go to the Professional Learning website (http://curriculum.cowetaschools.net/index.php/professional-learning-catalog). When you are on the Professional Learning Website, access the Google Transition menu on the left. When you hover over Google Transition, the menu will expand with links to videos and resources.
Sharing Doc,Form,Sheet,Etc

Google Classes coming in May...

May 4th, 2016 and a repeat on May 5th!

Watch your email for the advertisement for the additional classes on May 5th. John Vaughn will send the email and provide the link for registration.


Google Basics 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.



This training will cover basics of the Google Apps for Education. This includes but is not limited to:

· adding pictures to your google account

· pinning icons to your toolbar on your chromebook

· navigating your google drive and how to keep it clean and organized

· how to share “docs,” “sheets,” “forms,” etc…

· how to collaborate in real time on documents

· using revision history

· how to change margins, add pictures, and change setting within google docs


Google Advanced 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.


This training will cover advanced techniques in using Google Apps for education.

This includes but is not limited to:

· using Google Classroom

· utilizing revision history

· using forms to create digital assessments

· using Flubaroo to grade digital assessments for you

· teacher and classroom based extensions and apps for both teacher and student accounts

ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES - CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO STRETCH LEARNING TO HIGHER LEVELS

National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. The Academy of American Poets' website Poets.org serves as a hub for information about local poetry events during the month.


Edutopia (16 various resources) http://www.edutopia.org/blog/16-resources-national-poetry-month-marc-anderson


30 Ways to Celebrate https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/30-ways-celebrate-national-poetry-month


Reading Rockets http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/poetry


ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/april-national-poetry-month-20478.html

PROBLEM SOLVING - UTILIZING INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

April 14, 2016 - 6pm-8pm - Center for Performing Arts

Coweta STEM Symposium

On Thursday, April 14, CCSS will host the 4th annual Coweta STEM Symposium. This is your school or program's opportunity to highlight the work your teachers and students have done all year long related to Coweta STEM. You can register for a table (or 2) to exhibit in our STEM Showcase. This is great chance for you to show off student work or advertise for future participants. I encourage you to bring something for attendees to put their hands on as part of your exhibit. Register for your table using the link below. Please contact me if you have any questions!


Table Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/chGwce52Nn

GOAL SETTING FOR ALL - ESTABLISHING AND MONITORING GOALS FOR SUCCESS

April 12, 2016 - 3:30PM - WERZ CCR

PBIS Coaches Professional Learning

PBIS end of year reporting - Walk-through report card


April 22, 2016 - 8-4:30 - WERZ PLC

Psychologists, Counselors and Social Workers

Techniques for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Live Webcast - Steven Olivas, PhD, HSP will guide participants through focused, clear and successful methods for dealing with emotional and behavioral issues. Please join us to define a strategy for success and revitalize your techniques.


April 27, 2016 - 1:30 - Food Nutrition Office

Psychologist Meeting

Review of end of year progress, evaluations, 2016-17 planning

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING - DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS THAT PROMOTE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS SO THAT RIGOROUS STANDARDS CAN BE MASTERED

Coweta County School System views its educational leaders as being significantly influential in a school community which pursues high learning through continuous, systematic and sustained improvement. The 2015-2016 Leadership Academy IV is designed to identify, develop and inspire current administrators and aspiring administrative candidates.


Module 6: Assessment and Accountability will include the following topics:

● Strategic Waiver System

● Strategic Planning

● School Improvement Planning

  1. Setting Performance Targets
  2. Defining Processes
  3. Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities

● CCRPI-Using Data to make informed decisions and monitor progress

● Using TKES and Student Growth Data to Set and Monitor Teacher Goals


Leadership Academy IV

(Module 6) Assessment and Accountability

April 12, 2016

WERZ Central Office PLC 4:00-6:00 PM


The program is open to current principals, assistant principals and teachers who wish to gain further knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities.

Due to the nature of the program, participation will be limited. A sign-up format will be implemented, and candidates may choose the individual sessions they wish to attend.

To register click on the link Leadership Academy IV Module 6