March PD Opportunities @ MVESC

Keep Educating Yourself

March 2017

March 1- Notice and Note with Kylene Beers and Bob Probst (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

The emphasis of this workshop will be the principles and strategies that will help all students read, even those who struggle the most with comprehending texts. We'll explore the big issues of today: reading nonfiction, close reading and asking text-dependent questions. Time will also be spent on the critical topics of engagement and lifelong learning.

March 3- World Language I.P.A. 2.0 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Attend this session to dive deeper into the development of Integrated Performance Assessments for World Languages. See and share examples of authentic resources with embedded culture. Collaborate and network with area World Language teachers to get new ideas, feedback and knowledge!

March 6 or 7-Strengthening Compliant, Results-Driven IEPs (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

The focus of this session is learning to strengthen a compliant and results-driven Individual Education Program (I.E.P.). Acquire the language to develop accurate and student-centered results for IEPs. There will be specific emphasis on PLOPs (Present Levels of Performance), goals, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

March 7 or 8- RESA Task Webinar on Communication and Professional Growth (4:-00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

All Year 2 Resident Educators and Mentors, join this webinar for information on the Communication and Professional Growth Task of the RESA (Resident Educator Summative Assessment) that is required in Year 3 of Ohio's Resident Educator program. You will explore the tasks, rubrics and tools available on the Ohio RESA and Ohio Department of Education websites. Learn the types of supports to expect from your district in Year 3.

March 9- Initial Cluster Training Day 3 (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

It's DAY 3, of 3 days of professional learning on clustering gifted students in the classroom. Topics will include: nature and needs of the gifted child, standards and models of serving gifted students, differentiated curriculum/readiness training, and assessments in a differentiated classroom.

March 10- Partners for Preschoolers (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Preschool/Day Care directors are invited to hear about the resources and services available in Muskingum County for children, birth-5 years of age.

March 13- Technology Coordinators Meeting (8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

On the second Monday of each month, Technology Coordinators meet to discuss common concerns and share potential solutions. This time also provides professional learning for technology staff.

March 14- Resident Educator Task Force (4:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Join this group of Resident Educator Coordinators and Lead Mentors to discuss, share and reflect on district Resident Educator programs. Keep up to date on current state information and design district collaborative efforts to meet the needs of Resident Educators and Mentors.

March 15- High School and Middle School Principal Forum (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Attend this time of collaboration with area principals to discuss, share and reflect on topics of interest and instructional needs.

March 20- Curriculum Council (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Join this collaborative group of Curriculum Directors to discuss, share, and reflect on current educational practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment. Explore leadership topics and gain ideas from other district leaders!

March 28 & 29- Visual Performing Arts Assessments for Students

April PD Opportunities