Professional Learning - Summer 2017
Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
Welcome to our monthly workshop newsletter
July 11, 2017
Join Carol Panzer to discuss how project-based learning fits with the NGSS. The Next Generation Science Standards are organized around a series of Performance Expectations. Supported by the Disciplinary Core Ideas these PEs clearly call for students to be actively engaged in DOING not just reading about science. Project-based learning is a perfect fit to support NGSS learning as well as cross-curriculum skills including soft skills: collaboration and communication. This workshop will provide ideas as well as the opportunity to actually plan a project to take back to their classrooms.
July 18, 2017
Do you love pinning your weekend ideas on Pinterest? Are you a DIYer at your core? If so, Makerspace might be for you and your students. It is a blend of craft and technology, can be done individually or collaboratively, and is completely wonder-driven. All of these aspects make it possible in virtually in grade level or content area. Come to this workshop to get the basics of Makerspace, learn from others, and get tons of ideas for your own classroom or school.
July 20, 2017
Come see some of the tried and true tech tools and apps for the 21st Century Classroom, as well as the "hot" new ones to try out! This hands-on workshop will give you the knowledge and time to improve skills, while you take away more great resources for your classroom!
July 11, 2017
July 18, 2017
Pathways to Reading - Level 1
Monday, July 24th, 12am to Friday, July 28th, 12am
810 Lark Avenue
Pathways to Reading is professional learning designed to assist the teacher in understanding phonemic awareness and phonics and their relationship to the development of reading and spelling, preventively and remedially. Participants will learn:
- about recent research findings and conclusions
- how to assess and teach phonemic awareness and phonics and integrate the instruction with other research-based components of fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
- how to differentiate and pace small group instruction as they provide tier one through tier three support in an RTI model. Pathways to Reading (PTR) training is for:
- K – 2nd grade general education teachers
- All levels of an RTI model: Special education, Title 1, Reading Specialists, ESL teachers, Interventionists at all grade levels
- 3rd – 12th grade general education teachers who support students with decoding difficulties
- Para-professionals that provide and support student instruction
August 8 - 9, 2017
Paraprofessionals are vital to the success of all of our students! But even when districts recognize their importance, too often the paras are not given training in how to support students most effectively. This workshop will teach participants ways to support students' in many ways, including second language acquisition, expectations for students at various levels of language learning, ways to support students without giving the answers, and strategies to build positive relationships that are crucial for student learning. Objectives: Participants will learn the stages of language acquisition. Participants will learn ways to ask questions and provide support for students' learning. Participants will learn the connection of student learning to positive relationships.
Paras will take away specific questions to ask when students seek help, positive ways to learn about and build relationships with students, and ways to support students who struggle, especially those learning a second language.