February Professional Development

RCS Instructional Technology Department

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These are completed on your own time outside of school hours.

VIRTUAL SESSION: Schoology Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students

In this session, participants will explore ways to accommodate and modify learning experiences for students with special needs in an online learning environment. We will take a look at online tools, course design elements, and progress monitoring methods that can be utilized to sustain learning and support the individual needs of students.

Section #15602

Date: Tuesday, February 1

Time: 3:45 - 5:45
Location: Zoom link is in Performance Matters & will also be emailed to participants.

Presenter: Schoology

VIRTUAL SESSION: Nearpod-A Dynamic Tool To Support Your Direct Instruction

Session Descriptor:

Direct Instruction when done with intention & in alignment to academic goals has a .6 effect size. During this session, learn how to use Nearpod to help determine when it’s time to move on or reteach. You can import your pre-existing PowerPoint presentations and embed formative questions, poll, videos, and quizzes. Students access your presentation on their devices, and you get great data reports after each presentation. Need ideas for blended learning or stations in your classroom? Leave this session ready to go!

PM Session #: 15612

Presenter: Cherri McCrary

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022

Time: 3:45-4:45

VIRTUAL SESSION: Microsoft and Schoology

In this session, participants will learn more about the multitude of ways to incorporate Microsoft applications into your Schoology courses. Schoology’s integration with Microsoft allows you to create dynamic and robust learning and collaboration experiences for your students.

Section #15614

Date: Tuesday, February 8

Time: 3:45 - 4:45
Location: Zoom link is in Performance Matters & will also be emailed to participants.

Presenter: Schoology

VIRTUAL SESSION: Using Moby Max in Your EL/ALL Block Rotation

Did you know that you can assign ELA skills practice for your EL ALL-block rotations in Moby Max? In this one-hour session participants will:

  • Gain access to the ALL Block EL/Moby Max lesson correlations.
  • Navigate the Moy Max platform as both a student and a teacher
  • Review reporting features
  • Evaluate a Moby Max ELA lesson for an upcoming ALL Block rotation
  • Assign a related lesson for your next ALL Block Rotation

This session is best suited for Elementary teachers in grades 3-5.

Section #15629

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Location: Zoom link will be sent to participants on the morning of the training.

Presenter: Cherri McCrary

VIRTUAL SESSION: Assessing Reading Fluency with Microsoft Teams Reading Progress

Did you know that Microsoft Teams now has a new type of assignment called Reading Progress? Assign passages to students either from your own library of passages or browse the passages provided in Teams. Students record themselves reading the passage (with or without video, your choice). Then Microsoft Teams gives you and your student feedback on words per minute and accuracy, including mispronunciations, omissions, and insertions. Save your class time to work with students on their individual literacy issues instead of having to spend time listening to students read aloud in class. Join me to learn how to use this resource to boost your students literacy skills!

See a preview of this great tool here: https://youtu.be/z9g0-rzT8lE

This session is most beneficial for elementary ELA teachers, SPED teachers, reading interventionists, and ELL teachers.

Section #: 15658

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Time: 3:30-4:30

Location: Zoom link will be sent to registered participants on the morning of training.

Presenter: Kimberly Cing

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