Spring PD Sessions

2017-2018

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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 do not have your login information, please contact Jennie Tomasino, jtomasino@seq.org, to obtain your ERO login (this site is not part of our single sign on system).

Please register in ERO, even if you plan to attend online.

Login instructions and how to register for sessions in ERO

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Accessing the Common Core through Google!

Focus Area: Education Technology

Monday, January 22, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Maple Conference Room

Presenter: Robert Fishtrom


Session Description:

How can we get students to search more critically? How can we use Google tools to embrace the common core and expand learning boundaries?

FlipGrid

Focus Area: Education Technology

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Presenter: Barbara Reklis


Session Description:

Communication skills and fluency in academic vocabulary is crucial for today’s learners. Want a fun way to foster both? FlipGrid is the answer. You assign students to record short videos of themselves with their computer's webcam or even their cell phone. It's not about the quality of the video, but having students demonstrate their understanding through verbal communication. You provide a prompt and let your students do the rest. FlipGrid can work for any subject area. It's all about developing their communication skills and use of academic language. Students can show language fluency or defend a claim with evidence. They can describe a process or how they solved a problem. The possibilities are endless!

Canvas-Using Rubrics and SpeedGrader

Focus Area: Education Technology

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Maple Conference Room

Presenter: Robert Fishtrom


Session Description:
Want to move your grading online? Already have rubrics created? This session will show how easy it is to create and use a rubric to grade within the SpeedGrader in Canvas

Canvas-Discussions and Groups

Focus Area: Education Technology

Monday, January 29, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Presenter: Robert Fishtrom


Session Description:
Do you want to put your students in groups for online projects? Do you want to leverage the power of a discussion board/topic in Canvas?

Growth Midset

Focus Area: Climate and Culture Session 3

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Cypress Conference Room

Presenter: Catherine Wachtler


Session Description:
It has become common practice for many teachers to foster a growth mindset in their students, but what about teachers developing their own growth mindsets? This workshop will focus on having a growth mindset as a paradigm for dealing with the challenges of our profession.
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Canvas-Building Modules

Focus Area: Education Technology

Monday, February 5, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Presenter: Robert Fishtrom


Online Access: https://zoom.us/j/383344753


Session Description:

Modules are a powerful way to lay out an entire unit in Canvas. Come and learn how to set up a module and really leverage the power of a learning management system (LMS).

Adobe Spark

Focus Area: Education Technology
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
4:15pm-5:45pm
Birch Conference Room
Presenter: Barbara Reklis

Online Access:
https://zoom.us/j/789492713

Session Description
Want students to create beautiful, professional-looking presentations and report materials without knowing about design? Adobe Spark is a free online tool to create beautiful and professional looking posts, pages, and even videos. Adobe Spark gives you and your students the ability to create beautiful web content or professional looking and interactive projects.

Effective Transitions for Students

Focus Area: SWD #3
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
4:15pm-5:45pm
Maple Conference Room
Presenter: Gail Oytas, Transition Specialist

Session Description:

Participants of this workshop will discover how to successfully plan and implement transitional life experiences for students with mild/moderate/severe disabilities by collaborating with outside agencies and community personnel. Teachers will also learn how to properly develop the basic IEP transition plan that moves students throughout K-12 education and onto age 22. This session is intended for Education Specialists.

Can't afford a field trip? Bring the world to your classroom.

Focus Area: Education Technology

Monday. February 26, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference room

Presenter: Melissa Hero


Session Description:

We can’t always take our students on field trips to see and experience our content. However, with technology, you can bring the world to your classroom. Using tools like Google Earth, Google Hangouts, Story Corp, VR and Expeditions, you can allow your students to explore the world with virtual field trips, or bring in virtual guest speakers, using Chromebooks and student’s own phones.

Math Talks

Focus Area:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Presenter: Jim Karditzas & CJ Carlson


Session Description:

Through the study of creative problem solving of basic math operations, teachers can build a bridge for students from basic math to the properties of operations of rational numbers. Over time, students develop fluency with mathematical properties and are able to apply them to Algebra.


Making Number Talks Matter by Cathy Humphreys

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Building Academic Vocabulary

Focus Area: English Learner Strategies 1
Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:15pm-5:45pm
Birch Conference Room
Presenters: Elizabeth Placencia & Ana Ventura

Session Description:
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.

You can do that with Google Slides?

Focus Area: Education Technology

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference room

Presenter: Robert Fishtrom


Session Description:

Google slides are so much more than a tool to create presentations. Come and learn tips, tricks, and things you can use in your class tomorrow!

CIEvR Arguments Using Adobe Spark Video

Focus Area: Education Technology
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:15pm-5:45pm
Birch Conference Room
Presenter: Melissa Hero
Resource:
http://www.melissahero.com/clevr

Session Description
An important skill that students must learn in all subject areas is argumentation. After reading a text, collecting and analyzing lab data, or studying current events, students should be able to state a claim with evidence and reasoning. In this session, you will learn a creative way for students to demonstrate what they have learned by creating a quick and easy video featuring a ClEvR argument (Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning). Students will be practicing their Common Core speaking and listening skills, the four Cs, and communicating their learning. (Works on iOS, Chromebooks, or laptops)

School City-Part 2

Focus Area: Assessment Session 3
Thursday, March 22, 2018
4:15pm-5:45pm
Birch Conference Room
Presenters: Jose Rosario & Barbara Reklis

Online Access:
https://zoom.us/j/679946103

Session Description:

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.).

FlipGrid

Focus Area: Education Technology

Thursday, March 29, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Presenter: Barbara Reklis


Online Access: https://zoom.us/j/662818553


Session Description:

Communication skills and fluency in academic vocabulary is crucial for today’s learners. Want a fun way to foster both? FlipGrid is the answer. You assign students to record short videos of themselves with their computer's webcam or even their cell phone. It's not about the quality of the video, but having students demonstrate their understanding through verbal communication. You provide a prompt and let your students do the rest. FlipGrid can work for any subject area. It's all about developing their communication skills and use of academic language. Students can show language fluency or defend a claim with evidence. They can describe a process or how they solved a problem. The possibilities are endless!

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Using the Primary Source Analysis Tool

Focus Area: Education Technology

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Presenter: Robert Fishtrom

Resource: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/


Session Description:

Take that Document Based Question to the next steps with the resources and process available through the Library of Congress.

Adobe Spark

Focus Area: Education Technology

Tuesday, April 17, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Presenter: Barbara Reklis


Online Access: https://zoom.us/j/563566487


Session Description:

Want students to create beautiful, professional-looking presentations and report materials without knowing about design? Adobe Spark is a free online tool to create beautiful and professional looking posts, pages, and even videos. Adobe Spark gives you and your students the ability to create beautiful web content or professional looking and interactive projects.

Digital Citizenship

Focus Area: Education Technology

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Presenter: Brooke Darmanin


Session Description:

Is digital citizenship and copyright law confusing to you? Come learn how digital citizenship applies to both you and your students, and gain free tools for finding and using FREE content!

Universal Design

Focus Area:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Birch Conference Room

Presenter: Tara Charles


Session Description:

UDL is for both general and special education teachers. UDL is a set of principles for designing Common Core curriculum that provides all individuals with equal opportunities to learn. UDL has becoming increasingly important in implementing Common Core Standards by helping teachers differentiate for all learners, regardless of ability, disability, age, gender, or cultural and linguistic background. It provides a blueprint for designing curricular material, and assessments to reach all students including those with diverse needs. UDL participants will gain ideas on how to adjust their curriculum design process expecting the curriculum to be used by a diverse set of students with varying skills and abilities

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