Afternoon PD

Spring Semester 2019

Join us this semester for fantastic professional learning! We are offering a variety of workshops on instructional technology, culture and climate, language support, and more! All sessions are designed to be immediately relevant to your classroom practice.


Afternoon PD sessions can be used to fulfill TIPS requirements or as credit towards a unit on the district salary schedule (as outlined in the SDTA Agreement).


All sessions will take place from 4:00 - 5:30 at the District Office, unless otherwise noted.


Details for the sessions listed below are included in the Kick Up event registration page linked here:

Climate and Culture

1/14: Resetting Your Classroom Culture

2/12: Intro to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Classroom

Especially for Ed Specialists

1/29: Using assessments to inform need, goals, and services

2/7: Writing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans

3/26: Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

Language Support

1/31: Structured Student Talk for Sustained, Authentic Academic Conversations: Part II

2/7: Sharpening your CM Skills: The Task Analysis

2/13: Interactive Reading and Note-making (This session will be held at Woodside)

2/26: Sharpening your CM Skills: The Text Analysis

5/20: Making all the "Right" Moves (This session will be held at M-A)

Subject-Area Specific Sessions

2/12: Supporting Students with IEPs in English Support Classes

2/13: Empowerd Problem Solving in Math

1/29: When Canvas Met CK-12: Your New Favorite Rom-Com (for Math & Science)

Technology Tools

2/6: Make Your Canvas Life Easier: Rubrics, Speedgrader, and Modules

2/7: Assessment Love, Actually: A sneak-peak into the Canvas/SchoolCity blockbuster re-release

3/7: Spark Creativity with Adobe Spark | Enhance Presentations, Writing, and Images

3/26: Google Slides Can Do Whaaaat?

5/21 & 5/23: Canvas End of Year Close-Out Special

...And more!

1/30: Letting Go, Part Two: Supporting your student Teacher after Takeover (This session will be held at Sequoia HS).