Professional Development

LTHS January 2014

Please read through the proposals and submit one to Andy Paulson if you would still like to present.

-General PD-

REQUIRED-FACULTY MEETING

Fact or faked? Fearless leader, Kim Brents, spins tales and dispels myths as we head into Spring.


Walk Through 101 with Shoemaker

Single Block


What is this Walk Through Opportunity all about? Shoemaker will explain the program here at LTHS and give you an opportunity to schedule some times to observe other teachers in action!


Ethical Issues Surrounding the LGBTQ community with Ixba

Single Block

A presentation for the Ethics of School Administration class discussing topics in the LGBTQ community.


Discipline with Paulson

Single Block

Do you know where all of the discipline forms are? Do you want to hear about various discipline situations and best practices? Are you having trouble with classroom management? Do you want to share some discipline ideas with the assistant principals? If yes to any discipline questions, then this one hour session is for you.


-TECHNOLOGY-

Personalized Smart Board Training in Your Room with Wahl

15 minute (multiple per hour)

Training Sessions will be in your classroom

I will come to your room and make sure that everything is set up correctly with your Smart Board and then help you use it.

Beginner


SAM Online with Garnett

Double Block

D205

BIM


  • Discuss how to add/remove courses, assignments, students
  • Add assignments to specific students
  • Develop major production grades for Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Discuss the gradebook features in SAM
  • Determine grading scale
  • Discuss new textbook possibilities


Intermediate training





SMART Board Basics with Remore


Single Block


This training is for those of you who are still not quite sure what to do with the board that got put on top of your useful whiteboard. Participants will learn to use the SMART board with documents, power points, or other files they have already created. Instead of reinventing, you will learn how to use the SMART board to enhance what you already do every day.

Beginner



-FINE ARTS CONTENT SPECIFIC-

New Fine Arts TEKS with Charles Aguillon

Double Block


PAC Conference room

Morning session for Art and Theatre

Continuation of New Fine Arts TEKS training which begun in August. More in-depth discussion on new TEKS with focus on developing scope and sequence documents.

New Fine Arts TEKS with Charles Aguillon

Double Block


PAC Conference room

Afternoon session for Music and Dance

Continuation of New Fine Arts TEKS training which begun in August. More in-depth discussion on new TEKS with focus on developing scope and sequence documents.



Integrating Art and Culture in the LOTE Classroom – Carol Creel and Phillip King

Double Block


We will share activities that can be used to develop language using art and culture in the foreign language classroom. Some of the projects were presented in a workshop offered through the UT Dept. of European Studies. The presenter shared ideas and ways to integrate art in the foreign language classroom and offered excellent activities for oral and written practice. Cultural speaking activities will also be introduced. Teachers will be given time to write up activities which will directly correlate to their curriculum.

-MATH CONTENT specific-

Creating activities utilizing technology for AP Calculus with Jennings

Single Block

Time will be spent on planning the next lessons and activities for the AP Calculus students. The emphasis will be spending this time getting activities ready that utilize technology.

Advanced


SMART Exchange for Mathematics with Remore and Brudigam

Single Block


Participants will be introduced to SMART Exchange and the resources available through the SMART Exchange website. Time will be spent investigating resources available for specific math courses as well as developing resources for mathematics on the SMART Board using the templates available on SMART Exchange. Participants can sign up for both the beginner and advances sessions if desired. **Participants MUST bring their ipads.



Creating activities utilizing technology for Multivariable Calculus with Jennings


Single Block


I will work on planning the next lessons and activities for the Multivariable Calculus students. The emphasis will be spending this time getting activities ready that utilize technology

Advanced


Math Team CBA writing with George

Double Block


computer lab

Math teams will collaborate and write the spring CBA as well as discuss the data from the midterm CBA if needed.



House Bill 5 and Math

Single Block

House bill five and its impact on math sequences for graduation.


-ENGLISH CONTENT specific-

TDEC Writing with Paulson

Double Block
K207
Repeat of TDEC writing and Process Revision with more practice time hopefully, for those who missed last time or those who want refresher.


STAAR Test Study and Materials with Holden


Double Block
K209
STAAR materials development and application in the ELA classroom.


Schoology for English with Handy


Single Block
Computer Lab
Schoology in the ELA classroom.


Essay Grading/Norming with Paulson


Double Block
K207
Essay grading calibration within teams and across the grade levels.


-Science Content Specific-

Textbook Adoption with Johnson

Must be invited.


Schoology/Quest /Flipped Video work for AP Physics with Mcharg

Single Block

Teachers will work on setting up lessons in schoology, creating and revising online AP Physics homework sets on Quest, and creating videos to use in the AP Physics flipped classroom.

Advanced


Test Development and Assessment in Biology with Knox

Double Block

H214

This year the biology team has put a lot of emphasis on ensuring that our assessments, and therefore our lessons, are aligned with the TEKS. We are striving to improve our assessments by increasing the complexity of the questions in order to better prepare students for the STAAR test and beyond. We are also analyzing student achievement through the use of eduphoria for every exam we give, eliminating the need for CBA’s, and allowing us to get immediate feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses. This training is for biology teachers and anyone else who would like to come see our process and improve their assessments.



HEALTH SCIENCES

Double Block Morning

Health Science is meeting with Sheri Bonds for Practicum planning and textbook review.


-Social Studies Content specific-

Writing Thesis statements for social studies with Gamble

Single Block

AP and regular social studies teachers

A description of the standards for thesis writing in all social studies classes. Designing a rubric to evaluate those standards. Teaching strategies for getting students to compose Social Studies thesis statements.


Exploring Israel/Palestine Using Social Studies TEKS with Browning

Single Block

J205

Discussing my summer 2013 grant-funded trip to Israel and the West Bank and brainstorming/collaborating on developing lessons based on Social Studies (or any content-area) TEKS.

Everyone welcome!

I will also describe how I applied for and received the grant through Fund for Teachers.

Google Docs in Social Studies with Rendon

All your google questions answered and examples of how to use it in the Social Studies classroom.