Professional Development

November 2016

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  • Science After School for Elementary Teachers: November 7: 4-6 at the LTC. We will focus on the NGSS adapted GVC's. Following the "unconference" format of iTeach, you will vote via a survey on the topics for each workshop. These may include notebooks, constructing explanations, phenomenon-based science, building background knowledge, accessing the GVC and more.
  • iTeach STEM: November 2 with 2 start times: 3-5PM and 4-6PM at SVT. iTeach STEM sessions will support teachers integration of technology into their instructional practice. Teachers choosing STEM clock hours will specifically be working with Vernier technology along with portable devices to develop their understanding of STEM in the classroom.
  • F&P ODMS & LLI App: November 29th from 4-6:30 at the LTC. Participants will attend 2 ½ hours of seat time and will then complete 1 ½ of homework (due 2/3/17). This class is a continuation of our first class, however, participation in the first class is not required to attend our second class. Participants will continue to learn about ODMS and how the various reports can be used during conferences, SST’s, IEP’s, and collaboration times. Participants will also learn about moving students, as the need for intervention changes throughout the course of the year. Participants will also continue to deepen their knowledge of the LLI App and how it can be used to guide instruction within intervention.

  • Project GLAD and GVC Integration: November 7th from 4-7PM at the LTC. Teachers trained in Project GLAD® are invited to apply and integrate new learning by collaborating on the creation of GLAD materials. GLAD-ify existing units or create new ones aligned to updates in Science/ELA/ SS/Math GVCs. Brainstorm, share ideas & materials across schools, and network with other GLAD-trained educators. Walk away with ready-to-use next day materials and ideas!
  • Historical Thinking Online. November 7th. This class is a six-week online book study that is centered on historical thinking practices in the classroom through a variety of historical topics. We will read the book, "Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer? Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12." Teachers will receive a FREE copy of the book when signing up and 12 clock hours upon completion!
  • Book Love: A Book Club. November 2. This blended learning book club will launch with an opening 1 hour session. From there we will meet “on-line” once a week for 4 weeks as we explore Penny Kittle’s book and learn strategies for “developing depth, stamina, and passion in adolescent readers.” 5 total clock hours will be available. Target Audience: ELA grades 5-12.
  • Mentor Texts: Lifting the Level of Student Writing for Narrative, Information, and Argumentative Writing. November 16 In this blended learning workshop we will explore a plethora of possible mentor texts to use with your students across the three modes of writing. We will look at structures for using mentor texts in various stages of the writing process. Participants will leave with electronic files and mini-lessons to use this year. Course will launch with a one day 2 hour workshop and conclude with an hour of online planning for implementation. 3 Total clock hours will be possible. Target Audience: ELA grades 5-12.
  • iTeach: November 2 with 2 start times: 3-5PM and 4-6PM at SVT. Similar to the Edcamp "unconference" model, iTeach is designed entirely around participant needs. The goal is to leave the iTeach session with a deeper understanding of technology integration and tech tools to use in your teaching practice.
  • iPad Roundtable for Elementary (K-3) Teachers: November 14: 4-5:30 in the Chester library. Participants will collaborate around iPad apps, tips and tricks, and technology integration ideas around their GVC lessons. 3-9 clock hours available.
  • Making the Most of Google Classroom: November 7, 14, 21 from 2:45-3:45 at GMS: You know the basics, now take it further to make it work for you and your students.
  • Using YouTube to Enhance Instruction: November 15 from 3:30-6:30 at HMS. Attendees will learn to utilize youtube for instructional purposes. All teachers have a youtube account through their cvsd356 accounts. In this course, teachers will personalize their page, create playlists, add videos to playlists, search and subscribe to helpful channels
  • Self-Paced Online Opportunities: Topics include- Google Driver's Ed, Seesaw, Nearpod, Forming Google Forms, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel