Coweta's Professional Learning

High Quality Professional Learning for August/September 2016

This newsletter contains upcoming events for September, but also lists professional learning sessions that occurred in August. For the August sessions, you can contact the presenter for the slides and information, if you are interested.

Our Professional Learning Plan

We believe we must continuously improve.
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Relationship Building

Every Opportunity

Professional Learning Sessions involving Building Relationships


August 23, 2016 9:00 – 12:00 [SD-1, Werz]

Instructional Coach Conversations

This professional learning opportunity will focus on the role of teacher leaders as well as a redelivery of reading strategies. Participants will focus on reading strategies to support student comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and vocabulary.


Mindset

(Opportunities every month)


Sept. 13, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Pre-K Teacher & TA Professional Learning


Sept. 13, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 1:30pm - 2:45pm

ESOL Professional Learning


September 14, 2016 (Immediately following the Principals Meeting) SD-2

Title I Principals

Quarterly meeting to discuss budget, purchase requests, instructional materials, parent involvement and Title I plan.


September 22, 2016 - PLC

8:30am - 10:00am Elementary Principals Meeting

10:30am - 1200pm Middle and High Principals Meeting

Problem Solving, Content Mastery and Closing the Achievement Gap


August 18, 2016 [Poplar Road Elementary]

The Next Generation CAFE Model

This professional learning opportunity will focus on the detailed meaning of C-A-F-É (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary). Participants will explore several strategies and model classroom implementation. Teachers will share practical activities currently used in the classroom.


Aug. 22, 2016 (Webinar)

Routines Using Ten-Frames

Six routines for using ten-frames to build numeracy skills and the ability to compute efficiently will be shared in this session geared towards teachers of Kindergarten through Grade 2. Resources needed to implement the routines will be shared digitally. (Webinar, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; repeat of session offered in face-to-face format on Aug. 23.) Register by 4 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2016, at https://goo.gl/forms/b19yyNiCDzz8tCx13 to receive link to join session.


Aug. 23, 2016 - (F2F) Werz Central Office - SD2 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Routines Using Ten-Frames

(Face-to-face session – repeat of virtual session offered on Aug. 22) Six routines for using ten-frames to build numeracy skills and the ability to compute efficiently will be shared in this session geared towards teachers of Kindergarten through Grade 2. Participants will receive resources needed to implement the routines.


August 24, 2016 2:30 – 4:00 [Arnco Sargent Elementary]

ELA GSE & CAFE

This professional learning opportunity will allow participants unpack the ELA Standards for big ideas and develop appropriate grade level vocabulary. Participants will include ELA standards in the CAFE framework.


Aug. 25, 2016 (Webinar)

Developing Strategies for Computation

Flexible methods of computation in multiplication and division, involving decomposing and composing numbers in a wide variety of ways will be examined in this session designed for teachers of students in Grades 3-5. (Webinar, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; repeat of session offered in face-to-face format on Aug. 30.) Register by 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2016, at https://goo.gl/forms/k4OHgzyXzOTsQQRD2 to receive link to join session.


Aug. 30, 2016 - (F2F) Werz Central Office - PLC - 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Developing Strategies for Computation

(Face-to-face session - repeat of virtual session offered on Aug. 25) Flexible methods of computation in multiplication and division, involving decomposing and composing numbers in a wide variety of ways will be examined in this session designed for teachers of students in Grades 3-5. Participants are asked to bring their Chromebooks to the session.


Sept. 1, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 9:00am - 10:30am

Lead Counselor Meeting with Curriculum

Please watch for an email explaining the format of this meeting


Sept. 1, 2016 - Western Elementary

Mathematics Standards: Seeing the Literacy and Rigor

Grade-level sessions will focus on examining the two types of math standards, exploring the dynamics of literacy and math, and diving deep into the standards for Unit 1. Although participation in the face-to-face sessions is limited to Western Elementary teachers, resources will be made available to all Coweta teachers through the K-2 Math and 3-5 Math Google classrooms after the presentations.


Sept. 6, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

IXL Math Training

This professional learning session, open to elementary and middle grades teachers, provides an overview of key components of IXL for successful implementation. Participants will experience IXL from both the teacher and student perspectives. Specific strategies include methods for MicroSkill selection, opportunities for embedded formative assessment, and options for differentiated implementation. IXL trainers will provide the session via a webinar that participants will engage in together. Participants are asked to bring their Chromebooks to the session.


September 7, 2016 [Atkinson Elementary]

The Next Generation CAFE Model

This professional learning opportunity will focus on the detailed meaning of C-A-F-É. Participants will explore reading strategies that focus on comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary. Teachers will share practical activities currently used in the classroom to increase literacy instruction across the curriculum.


September 8, 2016 [SD-1, Werz]

ELA Professional Learning Day

Middle grade ELA teachers will review state, district, school-based documents. Participants will share practical initiatives in order to develop district pacing guides and learning resources.


Sept. 8, 2016 (Webinar)

Games Using Ten-Frames (Part I)

Participants will engage in a series of games using ten-frames in the first of two sessions devoted to this topic. Tips for differentiating instruction and suggestions for extending learning will be shared in this session geared towards teachers of Kindergarten through Grade 2. (Webinar, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; repeat of session offered in face-to-face format on Aug. 23.) Register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2016, at https://goo.gl/forms/PgIlnrriYgYGAzyO2 to receive link to join session.


September 13, 2016 Werz Central Office - PLC - 8:30am

Economics for Grades 6 & 7.

This is a one-day workshop presented by the Georgia Council on economic Education. Participants will receive resources, substitute reimbursement and lunch.

This professional learning opportunity will be an interactive lesson designed to show the relationships found between differing economic systems, voluntary trade, trade barriers, currency exchange, economic growth, and trade groups such as NAFTA and OPEN. Registration deadline: Friday, September 2nd. The workshop details: September 13th [Werz PLC] 8:30 https://www.gcee.org/workshops/register/?workshopSessionId=3188


Sept. 13, 2016 - (F2F) Werz Central Office - SD1 - 3pm - 4pm

Games Using Ten-Frames (Part I)

(Face-to-face session – repeat of virtual session offered on Sept. 8) Participants will engage in a series of games using ten-frames in the first of two sessions devoted to this topic. Tips for differentiating instruction and suggestions for extending learning will be shared in this session geared towards teachers of Kindergarten through Grade 2. Register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2016, at https://goo.gl/forms/HKXrAa9yGXNOqfGv1 so that an appropriate number of materials can be created for participants.


September 13, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 [SD-2, Werz]

ELA GSE & CAFE

This professional learning opportunity will allow participants unpack the ELA Standards for big ideas and develop appropriate grade level vocabulary. Participants will include ELA standards in the CAFE framework. Use this link to register for the workshop. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAFE_1


Sept. 15, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Gifted Professional Learning

Session on testing details


Sept. 20, 2016 (Webinar)

Developing Strategies for Computation: Division

Flexible methods of computation in division, involving decomposing and composing numbers in a wide variety of ways will be examined in this session designed for teachers of students in Grades 3-5. (Webinar, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; repeat of session offered in face-to-face format on Sept. 22.) Register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2016, at https://goo.gl/forms/qcS7HB6FIybpAFQR2 to receive link to join session.


September 20, 2016 - 4:00pm Werz- SD1

Secondary Earth, Environmental, and Life Science

This session will focus resources for improving instruction in middle and high school Earth, Environmental, and Life Science. Resources will be shared that can be implemented in your classroom the next day!


Sept. 22, 2016 - (F2F) Werz Central Office - SD1 - 3pm - 4pm

Developing Strategies for Computation: Division

(Face-to-face session - repeat of virtual session offered on Sept. 20) Flexible methods of computation in division, involving decomposing and composing numbers in a wide variety of ways will be examined in this session designed for teachers of students in Grades 3-5. Participants are asked to bring their Chromebooks to the session. Register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2016, at https://goo.gl/forms/mFrARji7RQ5LClMl1 to receive link to join session.

Professional Learning Sessions focused on Goal Setting

August 30th & Sept. 1st, 2016

Oct. 26th & 27th, 2016

GOIEP Training


September 2, 2016 12:30 at Werz Central Office

Early Intervention Program Professional Learning

This session is designed for EIP teachers to discuss program eligibility, data analysis and goal setting.


Sept. 6, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 8:30am - 11.30am

RTI Professional Learning

Implementation of new process


Sept. 6, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 4:00pm - 5:15pm

IXL Math Training

This professional learning session, open to elementary and middle grades teachers, provides an overview of key components of IXL for successful implementation. Participants will experience IXL from both the teacher and student perspectives. Specific strategies include methods for MicroSkill selection, opportunities for embedded formative assessment, and options for differentiated implementation. IXL trainers will provide the session via a webinar that participants will engage in together. Participants are asked to bring their Chromebooks to the session.


Sept. 7 & 8, 2016 - Werz Central Office - CCR - 8:30am

Applied Behavior Analysis Training


Sept. 9, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC - 8:00am - 5:00pm

GAA Training


Monday, September 12, 2016 at Werz Central Office

STAR Early Literacy and STAR Reading Assessment training
STAR Early Literacy and STAR Reading professional development implementation will be presented. Each school will send two representatives. One representative will attend the morning session (8:30-11:30) and the other representative will attend the afternoon session (12:30-3:30). Attendees should complete the registration form by Friday, September 2nd.
https://docs.google.com/a/cowetaschools.net/forms/d/1328xtGk1tZ_rvnVRsLJLVPjBiqBAs9ylmMBYKyE5K6I/edit


Thursday, September 15th at 3:30pm at the Central Office-Werz

Elementary Science

Coweta Science Ambassadors will be hosting a PL session on incorporating literacy skills in elementary science aimed at 3rd-5th grade teachers. Special interest will be paid to the transition to the new Georgia Standards of Excellence. Sample lessons will be shared that you can use in your class tomorrow! Register here: 3D Science for 3rd-5th Grade Teachers


Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Food Service Conference Room Werz Industrial Drive

Using Google forms and Autocrat to complete EIP rubrics and documentation forms

If you used the Google form to establish eligibility for your EIP students and now want the criteria to populate into a template for documentation, come join us for this professional learning session. Michelle Flanagan and Karen Barker will lead the session and help you set-up your Google template and folder for ease and consistent formatting.

Please use the link below to register:

https://goo.gl/forms/bKLv6Y50G0OIyq2i2


Sept. 20, 2016

Psych Department Professional Learning

Professional Learning Sessions focused on Technology and 21st Century Learning


Attend a webinar

Maximize your IXL experience

Whether you're new to the program or a seasoned veteran, our complimentary webinars will help you get the most out of IXL. Join us for an in-depth session on the topic of your choice. Professional development certificates are provided to webinar attendees.

https://www.ixl.com/community/professional-development/webinar-schedule



The Instructional Technology Department has been very busy! We are currently continuing to meet with school staffs in both afternoon sessions as well as all day sessions solidifying teachers use and experience with the Google Apps for Education. If John Vaughn has not been to your school yet, please check the upcoming dates to see if he is scheduled for your school. Below are some upcoming planned school-based training sessions.


Friday, September 2nd - Brooks third graders will be receiving a lesson on technology use in the classroom and how to create interesting google slide presentations


Tuesday, September 6 - Newnan High English teachers Google Classroom training

Northside Elementary parent Chromebook training


Wednesday, September 7 - Welch Elementary teacher Go Guardian Training


Thursday, September 8 - East Coweta Middle Go Guardian Teacher Training


Friday, September 9 - Glanton Elementary 2nd Grade classroom training


Monday, September 12 - Evans Middle School 6th Grade student training


Tuesday, September 13 - White Oak all day teacher training


TBD - Arnco Sargent Parent Chromebook training


Tuesday, September 20- Ruth Hill Elementary teacher GoGuardian classroom training


Thursday, September 22- ECMS Parent Chromebook training


**Please remember to follow @MrJohnVaughn on twitter for technology tips, new software releases, and updates, and for district and statewide networking opportunities. Coweta Ed Chat begins on Sunday, September 11. Our kickoff topic this year will be Chromebooks and Classroom integration. Follow the hashtag #cowetaedchat to join us at 8 p.m.

Professional Learning Sessions focused on Advanced Opportunities

September 20, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC 4:00 - 6:00pm

Leadership Academy IV (Module 7) Student Support Practices

The program is open to current principals, assistant principals and teachers who wish to

gain further knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities.


Coweta County School System views its educational leaders as being significantly

influential in a school community which pursues high learning through continuous,

systematic and sustained improvement. The 2015-2016 Leadership Academy IV is

designed to identify, develop and inspire current administrators and aspiring

administrative candidates.


Module 7: Student Support Practices

will include the following topics:


  • Quality PBIS Practices
  • Discipline Investigation Process
  • Student Support Services
  • How, Where, When
  • Juvenile Process


Due to the nature of the program, participation will be limited. A signup format will be implemented, and candidates may choose the individual sessions they wish to attend.

To register click on the link Leadership Academy Module 7