Summer Professional Development

2018

Writing and Reading in the Classroom - Norma Jackson Consultant 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ms. Jackson is a well-known consultant. She works with teachers in Northwest and Birdville ISDs, and many others.

Her workshops will provide you with rubrics and the knowledge to have your students successfully writing in your classrooms. Remember to bring your students' writing samples, your green binders with your reading strategies, and your curriculum resources for your 1st unit of study (Textbook, etc.) Please complete the google.form below to select your training date.

Trainings Provided Locally at PISD

Document-Based Questioning (DBQ Project) and Document Analysis (National Archives) in the Social Studies Classroom

The DBQ strategies and the Document Analysis will provide teachers with both the content and strategies for increasing social studies literacy among students.


Target Audience- Social Studies Teachers, 6-12

Presenter- Amy Carothers

HS Room #129

8:30 am- 3:30 pm

Date- June 19

Making Sense of Google

Just not getting Google? What's a google.doc and a Google.form? This course, taught by Beth Buckner, gives you hands-on training on the basic google components and how you can incorporate them into your classroom. Don't forget to bring your laptop! Three hours Location- Training Center


June 18, 8:30-11:30

Finding the Right Article for Your Class Writing Assignment

Need ideas on where to look for an article? This workshop connects you with sites for research such as Newslea; Wonderopolis; Readworks; Reading A-Z; and DOGO News with the assistance of Beth Buckner. Please bring your laptop. Location-Training Center


June 18, 1:00-3:30

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Hands-On Classroom Activities with Take-Aways for Your Classroom

In this session, you will learn activities used for review: games, small group ideas, puzzles, and other projects that can be used in any content area.


Presenter- Anna Mauk

8:30 am- 3:30 pm

Location- Anna Mauk's classroom- Interm. #116

Date- June 22nd

Target Audience- Teachers of all contents (2nd-8th)

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I Am Ready to Incorporate One or Two Project-Based Lessons Into My Curriculum. How Do I Get Started?

Heidi Bragg will walk you through her journey of getting started with PBL and share what she does today. See her successes of not only higher STAAR scores, but of the satisfaction attained when students are enjoying the work. Bring a laptop. Three hours. Location- Training Center

Date: July 9

8:30 am- 11:30 pm


T-TESS Dimensions 1.1 and 2.2

Early Education Strategies- Instruction can be engaging, fun, and meaningful!

Come learn and share current best practices for an energy burst of great ideas for 18-19.


Presenter- Cayleigh Anthony

8:30- 11:30 am

Target Audience- Pre-K through 1st

Location- Elementary Library

Date- July 26th

Science Probes; Technology in Science; and the New Streamlined TEKS June 28th 8:30-3:30

In this session,Science teachers in Grades 6-12 will discover what probes are available for classroom use, and discuss any needs for additional equipment. You will learn new ideas for using technology in your science classrooms, and have time to delve into the New Streamlined TEKS in Grades 6-8, Biology, IPC, Chemistry and Physics. Bring a Laptop.


Presenter: Denver McMurry

Location: High School- Room #202

8:30-3:30

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Primary Comprehension Toolkit Training K-2 August 1st 8:30-11:30

In this session you will learn the strategies of the Primary Toolkits, K-2 and how to incorporate them into your literacy instruction. For English Language Arts and Reading teachers in Grades K-2. Bring your Toolkits.


Presenters: Candice Pearson and Candie Thompson

Location: Elementary Library

8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Comprehension Toolkit Training, 3-6 August 1st 8:30-11:30

This session focuses on the strategies and how to implement then in your literacy instruction. For English Language Arts and Reading teachers in Grades 3-6. Bring your Toolkits.


Presenter: Amy Norwood

Location: Intermediate classroom #117 (Amy's)

8:30-11:30

Professional Development Opportunities Outside of PISD

Technology & Curriculum Conference

Tuesday, July 17th through Wednesday, July 18th

Denton ISD

26748 U.S. 380

Aubrey, TX

Registration fee- $40

TEKS Curriculum Mini-Conferences

ESC Region 11- Wednesday, June 20th 8:00 am-4:00 pm

A showcase of successful implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies. Educators who attend will be able to learn, share, and network to create professional learning communities in the core areas of ELAR, Math, Science, and Social Studies. There is no charge for this workshop. Click here to register.

ESC Region 11- July 24th 8:00 am-4:00 pm

A showcase of successful implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies. Educators who attend will be able to learn, share, and network to create professional learning communities in the core areas of ELAR, Math, Science, and Social Studies. There is no charge for this workshop. Click here to register.

Northwest ENGAGE - Over 150 exciting sessions to choose from!

August 1st -3rd Fee - $100


Marcia Tate- Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites; and Mark Perna- Empowering Students are two of the featured presenters.


Byron Nelson High School

2775 Bobcat Blvd.

Trophy Club, TX 76262

Power Up with G3: Gerry Brooks, GT, and Google

ESC Region 11 - Session 018984 June 26th 8:30 am -4:00 pm

Join Principal Gerry Brooks and ESC Region 11 crew for this one-day conference designed to inspire and equip classroom teachers. Sessions will focus on practical ways to use Google.tools to meet the needs of all learners, including our Gifted and Talented students. Bring a device with Chrome browser. Fee- $30 Register on ESC 11 site

Authentic Writing Tasks and Vocabulary Strategies -

ESC Region 11 June 12th 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Come discuss what makes writing tasks authentic for students, and explore tools/strategies to foster critical writing skills.


Register on the ESC 11 site

Session 018869

Fee- $50

Interactive Strategies for Inference, Coherence & Grammar

ESC Region 11 June 22nd 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Come explore hands-on and interactive methods for teaching students inference, coherence, and grammar. Leave with tools and resources to use in the classroom. Bring a laptop, fully charged.


Register on the ESC 11 site

Session 018880

Fee- $50

Authentic Writing Tasks and Vocabulary Strategies

ESC Region 11 June 28th 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Come discuss what makes writing tasks authentic for students, and explore tools/strategies to foster critical writing skills.


Register on the ESC 11 site

Session 018870

Fee- $50

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