Elementary Workshops

February

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Foundations to Fraction Operations, K-2

February 5, 2015 By examining the sequence of concepts through which fraction operations are introduced and developed inA Story of Units, educators teaching and supporting these grade levels will understand how the concepts and skills taught at each grade lead students toward a profound understanding of fraction operations. This workshop examines the foundations to fractions in the K-2 operations and algebra standards, geometry standards, and measurement standards within A Story of Units grades K-2. These connections will be explicit, studied within the context of the curriculum, and opportunities to practice instruction of these concepts will be embedded within the workshop.

Facilitator: Kelly Wetzler, Staff Development Specialist

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Introduction to Lego Robotics

February 11, 2015 This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in using Lego Robotics in conjunction with the Common Core Learning Standards. This will focus on the basics of using Lego Robotics, the program and manipulatives associated with it and ways to use with the new CCLS. Participants will explore the workings of the LEGO pieces, the connections to various content areas, and interdisciplinary ways to utilize this tool to teach interdisciplinary lessons.

Facilitators: Christine Barth, Staff Development Specialist & Marley Smith, Staff Development Specialist

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Digitizing Rubrics via Google Forms (Model Schools)

February 13, 2015 This session will utilize technology to analyze student work and efficiently use Google forms in digitalizing the usage of rubrics. The introduction session will apply data inquiry protocols to student writing samples and a case study for learning how to use Google forms. We will also view a variety of student checklists and rubrics to discuss instructional support for student learning. The session will continue by explicit instruction on how to create a Google form along with Google Add-ons,such as Doctopus, Flubaroo, and Autocratand. The intended audience is for ELA, Social Studies, Science, Technical subjects, and Special education teachers.

Facilitator: Dana Faye Serure

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Creating Math Interventions for the K-5 Classroom

February 23, 2015 This workshop is designed to give teachers a framework for creating math interventions for their classroom. Participants will discover the coherence of the Common Core Mathematics Standards and how they can use them to create intervention plans for their students. This workshop will use the modules as a reference for resources but this workshop would benefit any teacher no matter what textbook series that they are using in their classroom. This workshop is designed for classroom teachers as well as AIS/RtI teachers.

Facilitator: Rebecca Farwell

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Get them "Hooked" on Science

February 24, 2015 In this workshop, you will learn how to engage students right from the outset of the lesson with discrepant events that make the students wonder, “Why did that happen?” After the initial wonder, the students will be motivated to uncover the scientific principles at work. The teacher becomes a tour guide of science knowledge as well as a magician in the classroom. By the end of the session, participants will have a collection of hooks for the year’s science topics.

Facilitator: Marley Smith

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Google Apps for Education & Intro. to the Google Classroom

February 25, 2015 Google has amazing products available for educators, including Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and several others. Recently Google has unveiled “Google Classroom”; a new, free, and easy to use platform which makes collaboration, feedback and the paper-less classroom even easier! Join us to learn more about these tools and how you can easily incorporate these into your tech-repertoire!

Facilitator: Amy Bartell

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Falling in Love with Reading Closely, Again

February 27, 2015 This session is anadvance session on the core proficiency reading closely and writing with textual evidence. Participants should already be familiar with reading closely and making evidence based claims. The intended audience is for ELA, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects grades K-12 who previously attended professional development on the core proficiency of reading closely/EBC. This session will address the implementation of reading closely for both literary and informational texts. Two texts will be used in this session- Falling In Love with Close Reading (2014) by Lehman and Roberts and Notice and Wonder (2013) by Beers and Probst

Facilitator: Dana Faye Serure

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