Spring PD Sessions

2016-2017

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We have some great PD sessions lined up for 2nd semester .You will notice fewer offerings, but are welcome to contact our department if you would like a session at your site or would like personalized coaching. You can also find these sessions on the district's PD calendar (SUHSD PD). Please register for all these sessions on the district's ERO registration site.

January

Using Assessments to Inform Goals and Services

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #4

Thursday, January 19, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

In this session, participants will explore and plan on how to use different types of formative assessments to identify the needs of their students, write effective IEP goals, and implement appropriate services. This session is intended for Education Specialists. Participants are encouraged to bring student assessment data.

School City

Focus Area: Assessment #2

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Come learn how to use School City to create assessments for your classes. Types of assessments that you can make include multiple choice, multiple response (more than one correct answer), multiple binary (series of questions based on the same question) and constructed response.


Please bring an assessment (answer key) to practice with.

February

Writing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #4

Thursday, February 9, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

In this session, participants will review the ABCs of behavior management, including how to analyze a student's behavior, get to the 'why' a behavior problem occurs, and how to develop a behavior support plan in an IEP. Participants are encouraged to bring an IEP and a case study.

Strategies for Language Development

Focus Area: English Learner Strategies Session #2

Thursday, February 16, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

In this session, participants will hear about some specific strategies and structures that support English Learners in both receptive language (listening and reading) as well as in productive language (both speaking and writing).

Conceptual Redundancy and Online Learning Options

Focus Area: Curriculum and Instruction #2

Monday, February 27, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room


Conceptual redundancy is a strategy for teaching students multiple entry points to the same concept. Learn how multiple exposures to a concept help students to master material more quickly. This session will explore how conceptual redundancy can help students to be confident with literacy standards, math and NGSS practices. Participants in this session will learn how to design curriculum so that content is delivered in multiple ways, including blended and online options.

March

Effective Transitions for Students

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #6

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Mahogany Conference Room

Participants of this workshop will discover how to successfully plan and implement transitional life experiences for students with mild/moderate/severe disabilities by collaborating with outside agencies and community personnel. Teachers will also learn how to properly develop the basic IEP transition plan that moves students throughout K-12 education and onto age 22. This session is intended for Education Specialists.

Teaching Digital Citizenship

Focus Area: Climate and Culture #4

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Birch Conference Room

Students aren’t born with digital literacy skills. They may be able to play video games and use cell phones, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they understand basic uses, best practices, and safety risks when it comes to technology. So, what is digital literacy? It’s the ability to understand, use and safely interact with technology, media and digital resources in real-world situations. Give your students the opportunity to excel in our digital world by equipping them with these critical skills.

April

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Focus Area:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:15pm-5:45pm

Cypress Conference Room

UDL is a set of principles for designing Common Core curriculum that provides all individuals with equal opportunities to learn. UDL has becoming increasingly important in implementing Common Core Standards by helping teachers differentiate for all learners, regardless of ability, disability, age, gender, or cultural and linguistic background. It provides a blueprint for designing curricular material, and assessments to reach all students including those with diverse needs. UDL participants will gain ideas on how to adjust their curriculum design process expecting the curriculum to be used by a diverse set of students with varying skills and abilities.

Register Here!

Click here to sign up using the ERO system. If you need help with your PIN or have questions about using the ERO system, please email Jennifer Tomasino.


Interested in a district unit? If you are not in TIPS, attend six seminars and complete two reflections for one district unit. If you are part of TIPS, fulfill the TIPS requirement first and then attend six additional seminars to receive a district unit. Ask Kristin Stout for more information.