Coweta's Professional Learning
February 2017 - Learning Opportunities for CCSS
21st Century Learning
A one-stop shop for all things connected to your Google Apps for Education accounts. Find updates for all things google, trends happening in classrooms across the world, and helpful information when things may go wrong. This is a great website to bookmark and reference every few weeks to look for changes. Google for Education can also be found on Twitter at @googleforedu.
An up-and-coming market to complete searches on the web that are suited for readers that you teach. If you are doing a lesson on magnets, search the internet for articles on magnets written on the appropriate reading level. Users can register for a free trial, and continue to use a basic version for free after the trial ends.
The grandaddy of extension management. Earning the rare 5-star rating on the Chrome web store, Extensity allows users to turn on or off all of your added extensions with the click of a button. Tired of your extensions opening up windows when you log in on your Chromebook? Extensity will solve that problem.
Wednesday, March 1st -
Using the Internet to Teach Trade
Internet–based workshop focuses on using websites which engage the learner in the location of international data, building tables, creating maps, designing lessons, and assessing learning. There is no registration fee for this workshop, materials are included, and substitute reimbursement is available. Register at: https://www.gcee.org/workshops/register/?workshopSessionId=3276
Wednesday, March 2nd -
Personal Finance K-5
This workshop helps teachers bring economics concepts home for these young learners with hands-on activities. With no registration fee, this workshop includes materials, substitute reimbursement is available, and lunch is provided. Register at: https://www.gcee.org/workshops/register/?workshopSessionId=3280
Tuesday, February 28th - Introduction to OG
East Coweta Middle School 4:00 - 5:00pm
This workshop will provide a general overview of a research-based reading platform where reading and spelling and present through auditory, kinesthetic, and visual modalities. Register at: https://docs.google.com/a/cowetaschools.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoOMqPTHdzT81QXj3IUfVkP9d8NpF-pLLLA5Patoy_yaNtmw/viewform
Tuesday, March 7th - Phonemic Awareness
East Coweta Middle School 4:00 - 5:00pm
This workshop will focus on Phonemic Awareness - the ability to notice, think about, and work with individual sounds in spoken words. Register at: https://docs.google.com/a/cowetaschools.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQc6rpG8Tg1b6PZ5bMhMiswBhDNW_0SbWYpzIzxDuXJobSXw/viewform
February 6, 2017 - Madras Middle - 4pm - 5pm
Ideas Worth Sharing: Preparing Students for the Milestones
With testing season right around the corner, the district-wide Middle School Math meeting will focus on tips and strategies for helping students be successful on the Georgia Milestones. Participants are asked to bring their Chromebooks. No registration is required.
February 9, 2017 - PLC - 3pm - 4pm
Gifted/Reach Professional Learning Opportunity
Discussion will consist of FTE information and updates
February 13, 2017 - K-2 Math Webinar - 3pm - 4pm
Developing Number Concepts: Addition and Subtraction (Part II)
This is the second of a three-part series of sessions. A variety of teacher-directed and independent activities focused on helping children interpret and symbolize addition and subtraction will be discussed in this session designed for teachers of Kindergarten through Grade 2. Register by 4 p.m. on February 10 at https://goo.gl/forms/x2ajMhchRFvWZGEM2 to receive an invitation to join this session.
February 16, 2017 - 3-5 Math Webinar - 3pm - 4pm
Fractions and Decimals (Part III)
In this third of a series of sessions, use of manipulatives will be explored to help build students’ understanding of operations with fractions and decimals as they move toward standard algorithms. This session is designed for teachers in Grades 3-5. Register by 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 at https://goo.gl/forms/OFTJGP3YrsKAcpAm2 to receive an invitation to join this session.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Administrative Winter Professional Learning
Principals will work with district personnel to analyze data and monitor progress on improvement efforts.
Mark your calendars! The Coweta 2017 Technology Summit will be held on June , 2017 at the Performing Arts Center from 8-4. Sessions should last approximately 50 minutes. Sessions on google implementation are particularly valuable. Be sure to include any additional technology needs besides a laptop and LCD projector. Wireless internet access will be provided to all presenters and participants.
Click https://goo.gl/juBlkn to submit your proposal! Contact Dr. Donald White or John Vaughn with any questions.
Monday, February 13th 8:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 3:30
Renaissance Professional Learning Workshop - Using STAR Reports.
In this workshop, participants will review the school reports available within Renaissance STAR Reading.
Elementary principals will registered participants.