Fall PD Sessions


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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.


Successful Partnerships with Paraprofessionals

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #1

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Birch Conference Room

Has a paraprofessional been assigned to work with you and your class? This session will help you make the most of paraprofessional support and engage your para as an engaged teaching partner. Participants will learn strategies of engaging another professional in the classroom and how to effectively guide students towards independence through the use of a para-professional's assistance. This session is intended for BOTH Gen Ed Teachers and Ed Specialists.

Routines and Procedures, Rules and Consistent Enforcement, Community Building

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session #1

Thursday, September 21, 2017


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.


Introduction to School City

Focus Area: Assessment Session #1

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Birch Conference Room

Come learn how to use School City to create assessments for your classes. Types of assessments that you can make include multiple choice, multiple response (more than one correct answer), multiple binary (series of questions based on the same question) and constructed response. Please bring an assessment (answer key) to practice with.

Advance Editing with WeVideo

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Mahogany Conference Room

In this introductory workshop, teachers receive step-by-step guidance on how to set up and personalize their WeVideo education accounts. This includes navigating their WeVideo dashboard, creating groups for their classes, importing and sharing media, and assigning collaborative projects. The second part of the workshop provides hands-on training on basic video editing in Storyboard and Timeline modes.

Google integration & TurnItIn

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mahogany Conference Room

a) Learn how to use Canvas as a way to deliver an assignment involving google docs. This process takes the place of Google Classroom.
b) Learn how to assign work and have students submit directly in Canvas & TurnItIn at the same time - no need for an extra login, extra password, etc.

Building Academic Language

Focus Area: EL Strategies #1

Thursday, October 5, 2017


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.

Navigating Calendars in Canvas & Canvas Discussions

Monday, October 9, 2017
Mahogany Conference Room

Canvas calendars are very innovative and easy to use; they also integrate very well with Google. Canvas discussions provide an online format to create and maintain powerful online discussions using nearly any tool possible

Flipped Classroom using WeVideo

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Birch Conference Room

The growing popularity of "flipped" and blended models is to ​a large extent a consequence of their effectiveness. What better way to help your teachers themselves make the leap from content allocation to content creation than a multi-modal communication tool like WeVideo? Through an experiential learning sequence, trainees will construct video lessons that also integrate many technical aspects of video creation.

Proactive Classroom Management

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session #2

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Mahogany Conference room

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!

Canvas SpeedGrader & Rubrics

Monday, October 23, 2017
Mahogany Conference Room

Tired of dragging a stack of papers around? Tired of printing work students have submitted? Learn how to grade online submissions using Canvas.... participants will also learn how to create rubrics that integrate with SpeedGrader and make grading easier and more fun!

School City Part 2

Focus Area: Assessment Session #2

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Birch Conference Room

Come learn some advanced features of School City's Item Bank Assessments. Create items and passages to customize your Item Bank Assessments. Please bring an assessment with different types of questions and answers to use (short answer, essay prompt, etc.).

Planning and Running Difficult IEP Meetings

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities Session #2

Tuesdaay, October 24, 2017


Maple Conference Room

Participants will learn key strategies to aid in organizing IEP's, case managing students, setting up schedules for services, contacting specialists, etc. The focus of this session is to give case managers strategies in facilitating DIFFICULT IEP meetings. 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 #3

November 2, 2017


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!

Research-based Engagement and Structured Student Interaction Strategies

Focus Area: Instruction #1

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Birch 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.

How to save your voice in teaching

Focus Area: Voice Assistance

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Maple 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?

Conceptual Redundancy, CCSS Skills and Strategies

Focus Area: Curriculum #1

Date: TBD

Learn how multiple exposures to a concept help students to master material more quickly. This session will explore how conceptual redundancy can help students to be confident with literacy standards, math and NGSS practices.

Register Here!

Click here to sign up using the ERO system. If you need help with your PIN or have questions about using the ERO system, please email Jennie Tomasino.

Interested in a district unit? If you are not in TIPS, attend six seminars and complete two reflections for one district unit. If you are part of TIPS, fulfill the TIPS requirement first and then attend six additional seminars to receive a district unit. Ask Victoria Dye for more information.