Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of February 8, 2016

This Week's Courses

OT 101Course Num: 158 (3)



What is Occupational Therapy (OT)? What is the role of Occupational Therapy in the school setting? Participants in this class will learn about OT, along with how an OT thinks and strategies to carryover with students receiving OT services in their classroom.

Audience: Teachers and assistants pre K-6
Danielson Component(s): 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques;
Presenters: Megan Petersen, Occupational Therapist, Central Avenue School & Theresa Feron, Occupational Therapist, Kings Road School/Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Central Avenue School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, February 9; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-02-09
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 12 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: feront@madisonpublicschools.org (Theresa Feron)



Google Classroom for Intermediate UsersCourse Num: 210 (3)



Learn how to embed content and Google Calendars into your Classroom. Also learn how to use Google Classroom as a blog with student interactions, how add-ons such as Flubaroo can help streamline the grading process, and how to share websites with the entire class at the same time. 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): Tuesday, February 9; 3:45pm-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-02-09
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: cyranaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Anthony Cyrana)




Google Apps & ExtensionsCourse Num: 217 (3)



Google Chrome has a library of special tools you can access through the browser called Extensions that can make your life in the classroom easier. Plus, when you use Chrome, all of the apps, extensions and web history are stored in the cloud, so wherever you login, they are literally at your fingertips. In this workshop, you will learn the differences between Apps and Extensions and how they can be used to meet the needs of all learners. Participants will leave this workshop with Apps and Extensions loaded on their Chrome accounts.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Kristina Nicosia, Technology Integration Specialist
Location: Madison High School A-Hall Conference Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, February 9; 6:35am-7:35am
Start Date: 2016-02-09
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 10
Current Instructor Email Account: nicosiak@madisonpublicschools.org (Kristina Nicosia)




Google Slides for Novice UsersCourse Num: 219 (3)



Learn how to create and collaborate with Google Slides. Also, learn how to import existing powerpoints into Slides, view presentation, templates, themes, and printing from slides. 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: Bob Grundfest, Social Studies Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room C32
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, February 9; 3:15pm-4:15pm
Start Date: 2016-02-09
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 2 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: grundfestr@madisonpublicschools.org (Robert Grundfest)




Meeting the Needs of Advanced Learners in the K-5 Mathematics ClassroomCourse Num: 196 (3)



The K-5 classroom has children with a wide spectrum of abilities. Resources abound for students who struggle, but finding deeply enriching activities for the early finishers is a tremendous challenge. We will discuss what to do when you hear “I’m done.”

Audience: K-5 teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1F: Designing Student Assessments; 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques;
Presenter: Kathleen Wallace, REACH/BSI Teacher, Kings Road School/Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Room 203
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, February 10, 3:45-4:45
Start Date: 2016-02-10
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 3 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: wallacek@madisonpublicschools.org (Kathleen Wallace)


Google Forms & Sheets for Intermediate UsersCourse Num: 206 (3)



Learn how to add flair to your forms with different themes, view responses in different formats, embed a form in Google Classroom or websites and set up notifications to be receive an email once a form has been submitted. 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: Elizabeth Troullos, Italian Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 100
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, February 10; 3:15pm-4:15pm
Start Date: 2016-02-10
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 3 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: troullose@madisonpublicschools.org (Elizabeth Troullos)

Next Week's Courses

New Courses This Week

Responsive Classroom: An OverviewCourse Num: 260 (3)



This class is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the components and guiding principles that characterize this valuable program. This overview should serve as an "appetizer," giving participants enough information to investigate the program more thoroughly in the future.

Audience: K-6 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Mike Post, Principal, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Art Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, February 25; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-02-25
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: postm@madisonpublicschools.org (Robert Post)


Responsive Classroom: An OverviewCourse Num: 263 (3)



This class is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the components and guiding principles that characterize this valuable program. This overview should serve as an "appetizer," giving participants enough information to investigate the program more thoroughly in the future.

Audience: K-6 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Mike Post, Principal, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Art Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, March 10; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-03-10
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: postm@madisonpublicschools.org (Robert Post)

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