Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of May 9, 2016

This Week's Courses

Google Classroom for Novice Users

Course Num: 293 (3)



Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperless. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks. To help ensure we are planning this workshop to meet your needs please take a minute to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/madneeds

Audience: K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Kristina Nicosia, Technology Integration Specialist
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 11; 7:15am-8:15am
Start Date: 2016-05-11
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment:

0

Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: nicosiak@madisonpublicschools.org (Kristina Nicosia)


Google Open Hour

Course Num: 296 (3)



Google Open Hour allows you the time to explore GApps that you still want to become familiar with in the Google Suite. The workshop will provide basic walkthroughs of forms, drive, docs and email, but participants may come with additional questions.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenters: Anthony Cyrana, Grade 5 Teacher, Central Avenue School & Kristina Nicosia, Technology Integration Specialist
Location: Central Avenue School Room 202
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 11; 3:45pm-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-05-11
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 5 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: cyranaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Anthony Cyrana)


Google Slides for Advanced Users

Course Num: 298 (3)



Learn how to use Google Sites as a template for student course work or as an e-portfolio for helping students manage their own learning. To help ensure we are planning this workshop to meet your needs please take a minute to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/madneeds

Audience: 6-12 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Sara Reichel, Library Media Specialist, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Media Center
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 11; 3:15pm-4:15pm
Start Date: 2016-05-11
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 5 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: reichels@madisonpublicschools.org (Sara Reichel)

Next Week's Courses

Google Classroom for Novice Users

Course Num: 299 (3)



Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperless. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks. To help ensure we are planning this workshop to meet your needs please take a minute to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/madneeds

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Anthony Cyrana, Grade 5 Teacher, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Room 202
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 18; 3:45pm-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-05-18
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 4 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: cyranaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Anthony Cyrana)



Close Reading in the K-5 Classroom

Course Num: 308 (3)



This workshop will provide teachers with a model for close reading fiction and informational texts. By engaging in several close reading exercises, teachers will learn more about structures to support close reading with their students. An additional hour of PD credit will be given to teachers choosing to create and share with fellow participants a lesson based on the close reading strategies discussed.

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques;
Presenter: Janine Loconsolo, Supervisor of Elementary Education
Location: Central Avenue School Conference Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 18; 3:45-4:45
Start Date: 2016-05-18
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment:

0

Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: loconsoloj@madisonpublicschools.org (Janine Loconsolo)

New Courses This Week

Close Reading in the K-5 Classroom

Course Num: 308 (3)



This workshop will provide teachers with a model for close reading fiction and informational texts. By engaging in several close reading exercises, teachers will learn more about structures to support close reading with their students. An additional hour of PD credit will be given to teachers choosing to create and share with fellow participants a lesson based on the close reading strategies discussed.

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques;
Presenter: Janine Loconsolo, Supervisor of Elementary Education
Location: Central Avenue School Conference Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 18; 3:45-4:45
Start Date: 2016-05-18
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment:

0

Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: loconsoloj@madisonpublicschools.org (Janine Loconsolo)


Common Core Vocabulary Instruction

Course Num: 309 (3)



This workshop will focus on ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into the Reading Workshop. We will review and practice applying structures such as the three tiers of vocabulary referenced in the CCSS, and learn more about strategies such as Marzano’s Six Step Process for Teaching Academic Vocabulary. An additional hour of PD credit will be given to teachers choosing to create and share with fellow participants a lesson based on the strategies discussed.

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques;
Presenter: Janine Loconsolo, Supervisor of Elementary Education
Location: Central Avenue School Conference Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 26; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-05-26
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment:

0

Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: loconsoloj@madisonpublicschools.org (Janine Loconsolo)


“Units of Study for Teaching Reading” Preview

Course Num: 310 (3)



Come preview the new Units of Study for Teaching Reading book sets. This workshop will involve exploring the new book sets and discussing the pros and cons to possibly incorporating this resource into our literacy curriculum in the years ahead. Participants will be asked to complete a survey about the resources at the conclusion of the session.

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1F: Designing Student Assessments; 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques; 3D: Using Assessment in Instruction;
Presenter: Janine Loconsolo, Supervisor of Elementary Education
Location: Central Avenue School Conference Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, June 2; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-06-02
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment:

0

Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: loconsoloj@madisonpublicschools.org (Janine Loconsolo)

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Call for Proposals - Spring 2016

We are now accepting and reviewing Madison Teacher Academy workshop proposals for Spring 2016.


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The next deadline is May 13 for courses that would run from May 25-June 3.