Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of April 27, 2015

This Week's Courses

Google my room! Course Num: 303 (6)


You're welcome to come back! No chrome book cart? Google docs? Google sheets? Google slides? Google forms? Learn how to set up your class, share documents, get documents from your students, graph in google sheets, get the slope of your graph, get students to work collaboratively, create forms to survey students and more. • Help students create and maintain a portfolio of work. • Maintain records for field trips. • Help your students contribute to regular and ongoing projects designed to engage families in the learning process. • Lead events that positively impact school life. • (bring your own questions)

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E; 4F; BYOD;
Presenter: Luis Largo, Physics Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room G54
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, April 29; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-04-29
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 24
Current Instructor Email Account: largol@madisonpublicschools.org (Luis Largo)


Bringing Music and Art into the Community Course Num: 239 (6)


This session will focus on ways to collaborate with the community and to design performances/exhibitions that invite collaboration between teachers, parents and community members.

Audience: K-12 Music and Art teachers
Danielson Component(s): 4C; 4D;
Presenter: Stacy Snider, Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts/World Languages
Location: Madison High School Art Room A6
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, April 30. 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-04-30
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 8 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: sniders@madisonpublicschools.org (Stacy Snider)

Next Week's Courses

Making the Most of Chromebooks Course Num: 294 (6)


Chromebooks are low cost laptops which offer Google’s evolving online apps. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get to know the Chromebook’s features and explore cloud computing on which it is based. Since Chromebooks function only on the Internet, the question of how to store and manage information will be addressed. How can teachers access student work? How can we help students collaborate through sharing documents? Bring your questions and curiosity as we explore the possibilities open to you and your students.

Audience: 6-12 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 3B;
Presenter: Richard Bradshaw, Social Studies Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 106
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 5; 3:15-4:15pm
Start Date: 2015-05-05
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: bradshawr@madisonpublicschools.org (Richard Bradshaw)



Going Gaga over Google Sites Course Num: 295 (6)


Have you ever wondered how to create a website? Well, Google Sites makes it easy! This course will cover how to create a Google Site and why Google Sites are valuable. You will learn about the different types of sites available and how they can be used in your classroom to engage students. All participants will create a site during the session, so bring some ideas with you for the content of your site!

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 3C; 4C; 4D;
Presenter: Kelly Bosworth, Math Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 108
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 5, 3:45-5:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-05
Hours: 2
Current Enrollment: 9 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: bosworthk@madisonpublicschools.org (Kelly Bosworth)




Monitoring Students' Writing Using Google Classroom Course Num: 301 (6)


Do you plan to use Google as a writing tool in your classroom? This workshop will introduce teachers to the nuts and bolts of creating written assignments, monitoring progress, providing students with feedback on their work, keeping records of students' writing scores, and creating a virtual writing portfolio through Google Classroom.

Audience: Grades 4-12 Google Novices
Danielson Component(s): 1C; 1E; 1F; 3A; 3C; 3D; 4B; 4C;
Presenter: Elizabeth Rosica, Grade 6 ELA Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 104
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 5, 2015; 3:45-4:45 PM
Start Date: 2015-05-05
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: rosicae@madisonpublicschools.org (Elizabeth Rosica)




Chromebook Workshop Course Num: 304 (6)


This course is for those who are new to Chrome, or have taken a course and would like to practice their skills with some help. Bring your questions or a project to work on, and after a short mini-lesson, we will work together to solve problems, share tips, and practice. What would you like Chrome to do in your classroom?

Audience: All teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 1F; 4B; 4D;
Presenter: Kathleen Wallace, REACH/Basic Skills Instruction Teacher, Kings Road School/Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School 203
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 7; 3:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-07
Hours: 1.3
Current Enrollment: 2 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: wallacek@madisonpublicschools.org (Kathleen Wallace)




Intro to Google Docs Course Num: 306 (6)


Going forward our district is going to be using Google Chrome. Join us for a supportive hour of training on using Google Documents in place of Word. Never again lose a document on your computer or email yourself a document.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1D; 1E; 4B; 4E;
Presenters: Megan Petersen, Occupational Therapist, Central Avenue School & Caitlin Manley, Grade 3 Teacher, Central Avenue School & Jennifer Tu, Grade 4 Teacher, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 7; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-07
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 15 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: petersenm@madisonpublicschools.org (Megan Petersen)

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New Courses This Week

Google my room!Course Num: 303 (6)



You're welcome to come back! No chrome book cart? Google docs? Google sheets? Google slides? Google forms? Learn how to set up your class, share documents, get documents from your students, graph in google sheets, get the slope of your graph, get students to work collaboratively, create forms to survey students and more. • Help students create and maintain a portfolio of work. • Maintain records for field trips. • Help your students contribute to regular and ongoing projects designed to engage families in the learning process. • Lead events that positively impact school life. • (bring your own questions)

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E; 4F; BYOD;
Presenter: Luis Largo, Physics Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room G54
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, April 29; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-04-29
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 24
Current Instructor Email Account: largol@madisonpublicschools.org (Luis Largo)




Intro to Google DocsCourse Num: 306 (6)



Going forward our district is going to be using Google Chrome. Join us for a supportive hour of training on using Google Documents in place of Word. Never again lose a document on your computer or email yourself a document.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1D; 1E; 4B; 4E;
Presenters: Megan Petersen, Occupational Therapist, Central Avenue School & Caitlin Manley, Grade 3 Teacher, Central Avenue School & Jennifer Tu, Grade 4 Teacher, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 7; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-07
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 15 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: petersenm@madisonpublicschools.org (Megan Petersen)



Google my room!Course Num: 308 (6)



You're welcome to come back! No chrome book cart? Google docs? Google sheets? Google slides? Google forms? Learn how to set up your class, share documents, get documents from your students, graph in google sheets, get the slope of your graph, get students to work collaboratively, create forms to survey students and more. • Help students create and maintain a portfolio of work. • Maintain records for field trips. • Help your students contribute to regular and ongoing projects designed to engage families in the learning process. • Lead events that positively impact school life. • (bring your own questions)

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E; 4F; BYOD;
Presenter: Luis Largo, Physics Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room G54
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 13; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 24
Current Instructor Email Account: largol@madisonpublicschools.org (Luis Largo)


Google Forms Introduction and Advanced WorkshopCourse Num: 314 (6)



Google Forms will revolutionize the way you collect and organize data! Google Forms allows you to create multiple choice, short answer, long text response, rate on a scale, grid, and other question styles, which can be easily shared with an audience of your choosing. They can be a great way to quickly assess your students, obtain information from parents....or collect any other kind of data! Whether you are looking to learn for the first time or master Google Forms, this one-and-a-half hour professional development course will be helpful to you. Nancy will teach an introduction to logging into Google Drive, creating a Google Form, and sharing the form with your audience (students, parents, faculty, you name it!). Liz will teach some of the advanced features of Forms, such as inserting a picture or video, adding additional pages, setting up grid and scale questions, and directing poll-takers to a certain page based on their answers. During this class, you will have the chance to see examples and learn how to do these tasks, create your own sample form, share your form with the other participants, and check the data that you receive when people complete your surve

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 1F; 3D; 3E; 4A; 4B;
Presenters: Liz Troullos, Italian Teacher, Madison Junior School & Nancy Hill, Science Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 100
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 13; 3:30-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: troullose@madisonpublicschools.org (Elizabeth Troullos)


Getting to Know Google FormsCourse Num: 311 (6)



Get to know Google Forms! Create quizzes, assignments, and surveys on Google Forms to use in your classroom or as homework. It's easy to collaborate with your team or other colleagues through Google Drive. You can create additional materials such as a survey to get to know your students, forms for communicating with parents, or PARCC sample questions. You can choose from a variety of question types and analyze results easily through Google Forms. Be sure to bring content to create useful resources for your classroom and receive assistance and support as you work!

Audience: All K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1A; 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2A; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E;
Presenters: Ashley LoBrace, Grade 1 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School & Allison Brozyna, Grade 3 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Room 225
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 13; 4:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: lobracea@madisonpublicschools.org (Ashley LoBrace)


Google SlidesCourse Num: 307 (6)



Learn how to use Google Slides in place of PowerPoint. We will walk you through how to make a presentation, come prepared with a topic or just to practice!

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1D; 4B; 4E;
Presenters: Megan Petersen, Occupational Therapist, Central Avenue School & Caitlin Manley, Grade 3 Teacher, Central Avenue School & Jennifer Tu, Grade 4 Teacher, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 21; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-21
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 15 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: petersenm@madisonpublicschools.org (Megan Petersen)



Google my room!Course Num: 309 (6)



You're welcome to come back! No chrome book cart? Google docs? Google sheets? Google slides? Google forms? Learn how to set up your class, share documents, get documents from your students, graph in google sheets, get the slope of your graph, get students to work collaboratively, create forms to survey students and more. • Help students create and maintain a portfolio of work. • Maintain records for field trips. • Help your students contribute to regular and ongoing projects designed to engage families in the learning process. • Lead events that positively impact school life. • (bring your own questions)

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E; 4F; BYOD;
Presenter: Luis Largo, Physics Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room G54
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 27; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 24
Current Instructor Email Account: largol@madisonpublicschools.org (Luis Largo)


Chrome Resources for BeginnersCourse Num: 315 (6)



Just getting started with Chrome or Chromebooks? Feeling overwhelmed or intimidated about how to begin using them in your classroom? Here is an opportunity to acquire several accessible and valuable websites, apps and add-ons to use immediately with your students? Learn about Flubaroo/ Google Forms, Google Classroom, Curriculet, Padlet, Kahoot, and more, and how you can immediately add them into your classroom activities and assessment toolbox. This is a 1.5 hour Madison PD session for beginners to intermediates.

Audience: Beginning and Intermediate Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2C; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D; 3E; 4B;
Presenters: Caitie Young, Literacy Teacher, Madison Junior School & Danielle Mack, Literacy Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School 211
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 26; 3:15-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-26
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: youngc@madisonpublicschools.org (Caitlin Young)


Getting to Know Google FormsCourse Num: 312 (6)



Get to know Google Forms! Create quizzes, assignments, and surveys on Google Forms to use in your classroom or as homework. It's easy to collaborate with your team or other colleagues through Google Drive. You can create additional materials such as a survey to get to know your students, forms for communicating with parents, or PARCC sample questions. You can choose from a variety of question types and analyze results easily through Google Forms. Be sure to bring content to create useful resources for your classroom and receive assistance and support as you work!

Audience: All K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1A; 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2A; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E;
Presenters: Ashley LoBrace, Grade 1 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School & Allison Brozyna, Grade 3 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Central Avenue School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 28; 3:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-28
Hours: 1.3
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: lobracea@madisonpublicschools.org (Ashley LoBrace)


Chrome Resources for BeginnersCourse Num: 317 (6)



Just getting started with Chrome or Chromebooks? Feeling overwhelmed or intimidated about how to begin using them in your classroom? Here is an opportunity to acquire several accessible and valuable websites, apps and add-ons to use immediately with your students? Learn about Flubaroo/ Google Forms, Google Classroom, Curriculet, Padlet, Kahoot, and more, and how you can immediately add them into your classroom activities and assessment toolbox. This is a 1.5 hour Madison PD session for beginners to intermediates.

Audience: Beginning and Intermediate Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2C; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D; 3E; 4B;
Presenters: Caitie Young, Literacy Teacher, Madison Junior School & Danielle Mack, Literacy Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School 211
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 28
Start Date: 2015-05-28
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: youngc@madisonpublicschools.org (Caitlin Young)

Full Course List

This email contains only courses being offered over the next two weeks. The full list can be accessed by signing into mymadisonpd.org and clicking on "Add a course" under Spring 2015 or by clicking here.

Spring 2015 Call for Proposals

Deadline to submit a course for May 13-May 29 = May 4, 8am


All proposals can be submitted by choosing "Add a New Course" in mymadisonpd.org.


As a reminder, all staff members who work a 186-day year (Schedule A and Schedule D employees) will be expected to attend the full in-service day (8am-3pm) on Monday, June 22, 2015 unless they have completed six (6) or more hours through the Madison Teacher Academy between July 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.


Spring courses will run between January 7, 2015 and May 29, 2015.


Those selected to present will be compensated for preparation and presentation time at $46.00/hour as stipulated in Part B, Article V of the Agreement. If you would prefer to receive PD credit toward the June 22, 2015 PD day rather than financial compensation, please email me to let me know at the time you make your proposal.


Click here to see a video demonstration of how to submit a course proposal on mymadisonpd.org.


If you are tying your proposal to Danielson, you should aim to directly address 1-2 components where workshop participants can expect to see tangible results due to the workshop. Staff members who have been consistently rated “highly effective” in a particular component are urged to consider sharing their expertise through this avenue.

Through the first observation window this year, the Danielson components most often cited as areas for growth were: 3B (Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques) and 1F (Designing Student Assessments). Proposals that address these areas will be given top priority.


Workshops and presenters do not have to be limited to teaching staff members. All Madison staff members are eligible to submit a proposal and workshops can target people of all roles and responsibilities including secretaries, nurses, teacher assistants, etc.


Don’t hesitate to reach out to a principal or supervisor if you have an idea and would like some assistance in developing a proposal. Answers to frequently asked questions and guidance for crafting your workshop proposal can be found by clicking here.