Summer Learning Opportunities

Professional Learning to meet your needs

Summer Series 2017

Throughout the summer of 2017, differentiated and diverse professional learning opportunities will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These valuable and timely workshops will cover topics such as Office 365, OneNote, and the use of approved Web 2.0 tools. Engaging sessions covering content specific technology and pedagogy will also be offered.

Earn CPD Credits

The more sessions you attend, the more CPD Credits you can earn. 8 points = 1 CPD Credit


1.5 Hour session = 1 point

3 Hour session = 2 points

Full Day session = 4 points

Session Information

For a complete list of workshops, detailed descriptions, times, and locations click here:

https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/staffdevelopment/Documents/Program%202017%20Final%20v3.pdf


For a complete list of topics by date, scroll to the end of this newsletter.

Registration

To register for any of the sessions click here: https://ccpsportal.ccps.wan/professionaldev/default.aspx


For specific directions on registering for classes in the PD Portal, click on the following link:

https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/staffdevelopment/Documents/JW%20PD%20System%20User%20Guide%20Summer%2017.pdf

Self-Paced Learning: Discovery Education

Make the most of Discovery Education’s content with these tutorials on how to best use the world’s highest quality educational media service in your classroom. This course consists of online modules focusing on the features and functionality of Discovery Education. Teachers interested in taking the course for credit must view and complete 10 modules. Upon completion of the module, you will take a quiz and receive a certificate. To receive credit, you must complete the CPD form and attach 10 different completion certificates with your name. *MSDE CPD credit will only be awarded to CCPS contracted teachers who have an active Discovery Education login.


Module Topics:


  1. Science Techbook

  2. Math Techbook

  3. My DE

  4. Digital Integration

  5. Student Experience

  6. 50 Ways to Use BoardBuilder

  7. DE Builder Tools

  8. Literacy Strategies

  9. Assessment Strategies

  10. English Language Learner Strategies

  11. Universal Design for Learning

  12. FLIPping the Classroom


Click here for further information and CPD form: https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/staffdevelopment/Documents/JW_DE%20Description%20and%20CPD%20form.pdf

Self-Paced Learning: Kognito

Kognito is an online, avatar-based, interactive training on student mental health and suicide prevention. It is designed to prepare teachers, administrators and staff to recognize signs of psychological distress, effectively approach a student in psychological distress and refer students as needed for appropriate support. Teachers interested in taking the course for credit must view and complete three modules. As this is an online, self-paced course housed on a site not affiliated with CCPS, teachers should visit http://kognito.com/maryland to access modules. Credit will be issued through MSDE upon submission of 3 module completion certificates and the appropriate CPD form. *Participants must hold a valid teaching certificate to be awarded MSDE CPD credit.


Click here for further information and CPD form: https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/staffdevelopment/Pages/ContProfDevCourseOfferings.aspx

Summer Learning Opportunities

Check out other ways to grow professionally over the summer.

MSDE Summer Online Opportunities

Check out the MSDE Catalog of summer online courses at the following link : https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/staffdevelopment/Documents/JW%20MSDE%20Summer%202017%20Booklet.pdf


Important Reminder- No Fall MSDE Online Course


Important Note: MSDE's Learning Management System will be in a transitional phase during the Fall of 2017. As a result, MSDE will NOT be able to offer online PD courses until Spring of 2018. Please plan accordingly.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.


Participants do not learn to diagnose, or how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan. YMHFA is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18, including teachers, coaches, bus drivers and all other school personnel. In a survey of Maryland Mental Health First Aiders, 64.8% reported having used their action plan.


The course is FREE to all participants and you will receive a manual.


Courses offered on:

7/20 & 7/21, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm @ West Middle

8/3 & 8/4, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm @ West Middle


Optional CPD Credit is available.


Register using the following link: https://ccpsportal.ccps.wan/professionaldev/FindClass.aspx

Making School News Relevant and Exciting

Instructors Paula Sandridge, Mike Stencil and Pat Flaherty will work with learners to develop a plan for producing an effective school news program after attending four face to face sessions and completing online assignments for a total of 15 hours. The sessions will take place on 7/6, 7/13, 7/24 and 7/31.

Topics include:
  • What makes an effective and engaging school news program?

  • What are my school equipment needs and funding sources?

  • How can I involve students?

  • What are some video editing options available?

Teachers and administrators who fulfill the requirements of the course will earn 1 CPD credit. Interested staff should consider discussing their participation with their administration and library media specialist in order to implement their plan at school.


Dates: 7/6/17 – 7/31/17

Days: Thursdays (7/6, 7/13) and Mondays (7/24 – 7/31)

Time: 9:00 – 11:30

Location: Central Office Curriculum Conference Room B

GenCyber Camp

Virginia Tech will be hosting a second GenCyber camp this summer.


The first camp, on June 25-29, 2017, is a 'beginner' camp for secondary school teachers who would like to learn about computer security. The second camp, on July 13-19, 2017, is an advanced camp for secondary school teachers who know the basics of computers, computer networking and a little bit of programming but want expertise in computer security.


Apply for either or both camps at gencyber.ece.vt.edu.


If you have any questions, please check the FAQs page. ​

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices - Insect Investigations: Using 'bugs' to engage students

The Towson University Center for STEM Excellence is offering a summer professional learning workshop for elementary teachers of grades 3-5 focused on using insects to engage students in the NGSS science and engineering practices.

Participants will spend three days in July engaging in model lessons aligned with NGSS that focus on incorporating insects into classroom instruction and learning more about insects and the NGSS. Participants will be challenged to create and then implement their own NGSS-aligned lessons that utilize insects in their classrooms. The group will meet again in October to share the results of the lesson implementations. All participants will receive a classroom insect 'starter kit' that contains live insects and the materials necessary to keep them in the classroom. Successful participants will receive 3 CPD credits from MSDE. You can read more about the workshop here.

The workshop will take place from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm on the following days:

  • Wednesday, July 5
  • Thursday, July 6
  • Friday, July 7
  • Saturday, October 28
Contact mkstapleton@towson.edu with questions

PK-2 Educator Symposium

This PreK-Grade 2 Educator Symposium is a free event that will focus on essential practices to support principals and teachers of early learners with research, skills, and strategies to increase student achievement.


Objectives:

  • Explore the brain research focused on children from age 4-8 to understand developmentally appropriate instruction
  • Recognize how developmentally appropriate instruction in PreK-2 impacts future learning
  • Identify developmentally appropriate instructional techniques and strategies that can be implemented in the PreK-2 classroom to support brain development.


This is a two-day event occurring regionally across Maryland. School teams are encouraged to register for both Day 1 and Day 2 events. There will be two strands of sessions: PreK-K and Grades 1-2.


Participants:

Each school will a school team of 4 educators to participate in this event. The school team should include:

  • Principal
  • (2) PreK - Grade 2 Educators (This can include a special educator or English learner teacher)
  • Educator from a community-based Pre-K classroom

Registration will be limited to schools teams. Participants who attend both days of the symposium will be eligible for 1 CPD credit.


Meals:

  • Breakfast will not be provided.
  • Boxed Lunches will be provided each day.


Dates and Locations:

Eastern Maryland

Easton High School, 723 Mecklenburg Ave, Easton, MD 21601

Day 1: July 11, 2017 & Day 2: July 24, 2017


Western Maryland

Tuscarora High School, 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

Day 1: July 12, 2017 & Day 2: July 20, 2017


Southern Maryland

Frederick Douglass High School (FDHS), 8000 Croom Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Day 1: July 13, 2017 & Day 2: July 25, 2017


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prek-grade-2-maryland-educator-symposium-tickets-33575779059

Common Ground on the Hill

If you are interested in taking a 2017 Common Ground on the Hill course, please click on the link for further information: https://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/staffdevelopment/Documents/JW%20SU17%20Common%20Ground%20on%20the%20Hill.pdf

Maryland Center For Creative Classrooms

Click on the link for more information: https://www.tfaforms.com/448667

Summer Series Topics by Date

June 20

8:30-10:00

  • Office 365 Forms

  • Office Mix

  • Socrative

  • Study Stack

10:15-11:45

  • Animoto

  • Padlet, Wordle, and Tagxedo

  • Sphere 2 and Instruction Strategies

  • VoiceThread

12:30-3:30

  • Weebly


June 21

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • BeeBots in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDMARK Plus!
  • OneNote Class Notebooks in Elementary Classrooms

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Incorporating Reading Strategies in the Elementary Science Classroom

9:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Student Engagement: Discovery Education, Total Participation Techniques & Teach Like a Champ

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • OneNote for Elementary Science Teachers

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • ClassFlow & ClassFlow Desktop (replacing ActivInspire)
  • Wilson Review & Updates


June 27

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Animoto

  • OneNote – Planbook, Organization & Record Keeping

  • Student Product Tools

  • Symbaloo & Other Tools to Organize Content

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Discovery Education Board Builder & SOS Strategies

  • Formative Assessment Tools

  • Office 365 Forms

  • QR Codes & Plickers


June 28

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Creating & Using STEM Notebooks
  • Incorporating Reading Strategies into Elementary Science Classrooms

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Energy Design Challenge for 4th Grade STEM
  • Wilson Review & Updates

9:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Using the TI Nspires and Navigator

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

  • Mastery Learning in Math, Science & STEM Classes

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Mental Health in the School Setting

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • EDMARK Plus!


July 11

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Sway

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Formative Assessment Tools

  • Poll Everywhere & Quizlet

  • Screencast-O-Matic & Sphere 2

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Make Beliefs Comix

  • Student Product Tools

  • Symbaloo & Other Tools to Organize Student Content

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • OneNote


July12

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • LFI OneNote Collaboration

  • Working with Students - Challenging Behaviors

  • Writing

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Conducting Manifestation Determination

9:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Using the TI Nspires & Navigator

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Writing PWN’s

12:30 am – 3:30 pm

  • Working with Students - Challenging Behaviors


July18

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • ClassFlow & ClassFlow Desktop (replacing ActivInspire)

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Discovery Education Board Builder & SOS Strategies
  • Edmodo
  • Powtoon for Education
  • Scratch Programming

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Office Mix
  • OneNote – Planbook, Organization & Record Keeping
  • Prezi
  • Quizizz & Nearpod

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Office 365


July 19

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Bucket of Mud
  • Formative Elementary Science Assessments
  • PK Interactive ELA Computer Stations
  • STEM Women in Robotic Leadership
  • Using Infographics to Create Interpretive Performance Tasks in the WL Classroom
  • Weebly
  • Working with Students - Challenging Behaviors

9:00 am-10:30 am

  • Reflection, Analysis, and Growth

12:00 pm-3:00pm

  • LFI OneNote Collaboration

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Elementary Classroom Ecosystem Tanks
  • Working with Students - Challenging Behaviors

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Working Effectively with IA’s in the Classroom


July 25

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • OneNote

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Make Beliefs Comix
  • Office Mix
  • QR Codes & Plickers

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Edmodo
  • Scratch Programming
  • Voice Thread

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Sway

July 26

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Excel

  • LFI OneNote Collaboration

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Sphere 2 & Instructional Strategies

9:30 am – 11:00 am

  • Mastery Learning In Math, Science, and STEM Classes

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Office 365 forms

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • UD(SE)L: Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • MOIEP – Running Reports


August 1

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • ClassFlow & ClassFlow Desktop (replacing ActivInspire)

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Padlet, Wordle & Tagxedo

10:15 am – 11:45 am

  • Socrative
  • Student Product Tools

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Office 365


August 2

8:30 am – 11:30 am

  • Energy Design Challenges for 4th Grade STEM
  • Monarchs in the Elementary Classroom
  • Using Infographics to Create Interpretive Performance Tasks in the WL Classroom

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • BeeBots in the Elementary Classroom
  • Outdoor Learning Lessons for Elementary Teachers

9:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Student Engagement: Discovery Education, Total Participation Techniques & Teach Like a Champ

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • OneNote for Elementary Science Teachers

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • LFI OneNote Collaboration

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • ClassFlow & ClassFlow Desktop (replacing ActivInspire)
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CCPS Staff Development

Jeff Alisauckas, Supervisor Teacher & Leadership Development

Jamie Weaver, Coordinator Teacher Induction