Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of December 21, 2015

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The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through MovementCourse Num: 179 (3)



Modeling dynamic movement and kinesthetic activity to enliven K – 2 classroom content is a key part of this course. In addition, this course will focus on discovering the connection between movement, the brain and learning. We will discuss and examine implicit learning, class cohesion activities, content – based kinesthetic activities, brain breaks and energizers.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1F: Designing Student Assessments;
Presenter: Francesca Frosoni, Third Grade Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Room 226
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, January 6; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-01-06
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 2 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 15
Current Instructor Email Account: frosonif@madisonpublicschools.org (Francesca Frosoni)


Everything You Want to Know about the Flu and How to Avoid Getting It.Course Num: 148 (3)



Its that time of year again! Flu season is underway and spreading fast. In this class you'll learn about exposure, how viruses replicate and mutate, how your body develops resistance, how to expedite recovery, and when to go to the doctor. You'll also learn how to avoid contracting the Flu in the first place! The class will move quickly but will cover all things Flu.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Nicolette Crescas, School Nurse, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, January 7; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-01-07
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 4 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: crescasc@madisonpublicschools.org (Nicolette Crescas)


Developing Literacy through Small Group Rigorous Discussions Webinar & DiscussionCourse Num: 151 (3)



Co-Teaching Playbook Webinar Series with Dr. Rhonda Bondie, Fordham University Why? Academic Diversity Challenges Novice and Experienced Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms. Inclusive practices and an increasing demand of college readiness for all students, results in a wide range of academic levels in P-16 classrooms. This academic diversity has changed the expected starting places for learning in higher level courses posing new challenges for often accomplished and experienced teachers. In addition, millennial students with extremely diverse life experiences, interests, and needs are demanding relevant learning experiences and accessible curriculum. While teachers strive to accommodate students as individuals, at the end of the day, teachers know that all students must attain common standards. Both novice and experienced teachers need preparation and ongoing professional development to learn how to effectively and efficiently engage the full range of students in their classrooms, including those with disabilities, creating equal and optimal learning opportunities for all students every day.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Lyndsi Silberman, School Psychologist, Madison Junior School/Madison High School
Location: Madison High School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, January 7; 3:30-5:00pm
Start Date: 2016-01-07
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: silbermanl@madisonpublicschools.org (Lyndsi Silberman)


OT strategies for Teachers AssistantsCourse Num: 157 (3)



This class is for teachers assistants to learn about different strategies to assist students in their classroom. Strategies will include tips to improve postural control, handwriting, and sensory processing skills.

Audience: Teachers assistants
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: Kings Road School Library
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, January 7; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-01-07
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 4 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: feront@madisonpublicschools.org (Theresa Feron)


What is Autism?Course Num: 162 (3)



Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys. New Jersey has the highest rates, with 1 in 45 children overall, 1 in 28 boys. With the incidents of autism on the rise, public schools' inclusion of individuals with autism in the mainstream setting is also on the rise. This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of autism and how to create a successful classroom environment for those diagnosed.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Jessica MacDougall, Behaviorist
Location: Central Avenue School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, January 7; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-01-07
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: macdougallj@madisonpublicschools.org (Jessica MacDougall)

New Courses This Week

CPR/AED for first time life saversCourse Num: 187 (3)



Learn how to respond quickly and effectively to an medical emergency by giving CPR and using an AED. You will gain the confidence and skills needed to save a life wherever you are. We will use hands on experience with a CPR mannequin and an AED trainer simulating a variety of situations. Learn one, two, and three person rescue techniques. Must attend both sessions for credit.

Audience: All Elementary staff seeking first time CPR/AED certification
Danielson Component(s):
Presenters: Nicolette Crescas, School Nurse, Torey J. Sabatini School & Diane Fastiggi, School Nurse, Madison High School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Art Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, January 21 & Tuesday, January 26; 3:45-5:45pm
Start Date: 2016-01-21
Hours: 4
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: crescasc@madisonpublicschools.org (Nicolette Crescas)


Math Facts - Fluency without FearCourse Num: 184 (3)



Fact acquisition is a critical piece of elementary mathematics learning. This session will examine the latest research about how math facts are best learned, suggest instructional strategies for teachers, and offer specific games and activities to be used in the classroom.

Audience: K-5 teachers
Danielson Component(s): 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques; 3D: Using Assessment in Instruction;
Presenter: Kathleen Wallace,
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Room 203
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, January 27; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-01-27
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: wallacek@madisonpublicschools.org (Kathleen Wallace)


American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED CertificationCourse Num: 191 (3)



Course that trains individuals to learn basic First Aid, CPR (Pediatric also) and how to use an AED machine. Course is open to 1st time learners as well as those who need recertification.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Kevin Lynott, Health & Physical Education Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School G53
Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday, January 30; 8:00am-2:00pm
Start Date: 2016-01-30
Hours: 6
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: lynottk@madisonpublicschools.org (Kevin Lynott)


CPR/AED Re certification for Elementary StaffCourse Num: 186 (3)



Please join us in learning the newest CPR guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association. You will receive hands on experience using mannequins and an AED trainer to reinforce skills that you have learned. All participants will have an opportunity to gain confidence and reinforce the skills that you have previously learned. Must attend both sessions to receive credit.

Audience: All Elementary staff with prior CPR/AED certification
Danielson Component(s):
Presenters: Nicolette Crescas, School Nurse, Torey J. Sabatini School & Diane Fastiggi, School Nurse, Madison High School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Art Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4; 3:45-5:15pm
Start Date: 2016-02-02
Hours: 3
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: crescasc@madisonpublicschools.org (Nicolette Crescas)

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