Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of May 2, 2016

This Week's Courses

First Aid, CPR and AEDCourse Num: 275 (3)



American Red Cross course covering Basic First Aid, Adult and Infant CPR and how to use an AED machine.

Audience: All Staff/Coaches
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Kevin Lynott, Health & Physical Education Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School G53
Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday, April 30; 8am-2pm
Start Date: 2016-04-30
Hours: 6
Current Enrollment: 9 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: lynottk@madisonpublicschools.org (Kevin Lynott)



Going Green with GoogleCourse Num: 290 (3)



Are you tired of the finding out the copy machine broke down the moment you needed it? Maybe it's time to break away and go green. With Google apps it can be done. Participants in this course will learn how to convert Microsoft documents into Google documents, adapt paper assignments into online assignments, and redesign lesson plans to maximize the potential of web-based resources. Time will be given for teachers to work on their materials, so have some documents ready to be transported to the Cloud.

Audience: 6-12 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1F: Designing Student Assessments; 3B: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques; 3D: Using Assessment in Instruction;
Presenter: Richard Bradshaw
Location: Madison Junior School Room 106
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 3; 3:15-4:15pm
Start Date: 2016-05-03
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 6 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: bradshawr@madisonpublicschools.org (Richard Bradshaw)


Google Forms & Sheets for Novice UsersCourse Num: 292 (3)



Google Forms is a wonderful tool to help with student assessment and data collection. Forms brings the responses for your form into one easy to read spreadsheet that you can manipulate and analyze. Come learn how to design a Google Form using different types of questions, analyze collected data, and post Forms to your school website to share with students. Learn how to share and collaborate on spreadsheets. To help ensure we are planning this workshop to meet your needs please take a minute to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/madneeds.

Audience: K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1F: Designing Student Assessments; 3D: Using Assessment in Instruction;
Presenter: Kristina Nicosia, Technology Integration Specialist
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 3; 7:15am-8:15am
Start Date: 2016-05-03
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: nicosiak@madisonpublicschools.org (Kristina Nicosia)


Chromebook BasicsCourse Num: 297 (3)



This hands-on workshop is designed to give participants an experience working with Chromebooks. You will explore the basic features and navigate through troubleshooting. We will look at common problems and share some quick fixes. The workshop will be designed based on your immediate needs so you will leave feeling more comfortable with the use of Chromebooks in your classroom.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Anthony Cyrana, Grade 5 Teacher, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Room 202
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 4; 3:45pm-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-05-04
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 3 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: cyranaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Anthony Cyrana)


Building Primary Source Sets: A Way to Examine a Theme Using Diverse FormatsCourse Num: 202 (3)



This webinar is designed for K-12 educators and media specialists to learn about the wide variety of primary sources that can be used to explore an issue or event in history. Christopher Zarr, educational specialist from the National Archives, will discuss effective instructional strategies related to using diverse formats such as photos, newspapers, maps, charts, posters, journal entries, etc. and provide tips for promoting critical thinking and historical analysis skills.

Audience: 6-12 Teachers
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Mark DeBiasse, Supervisor of Humanities
Location: Madison High School C-32
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 4; 3:00-4:15pm
Start Date: 2016-05-04
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 3 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: debiassem@madisonpublicschools.org (Mark DeBiasse)


Keep Calm and BREATHE OnCourse Num: 300 (3)



This course will provide an overview of breathing techniques, meditation, essential oils, and include the importance of incorporating yoga and creating a calm warm environment in your classroom. Learn simple ways to help students build awareness of their body and breathing. Help students increase their concentration, focus, and attention span through mindfulness activities, which will allow for the ability to be less reactive; more mindful thoughts, words and actions.

Audience: All K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Maureen Magnani, Reading Specialist, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Room 203
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 5; 3:45-4:45PM
Start Date: 2016-05-05
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 6 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: magnanim@madisonpublicschools.org (Maureen Magnani)


Structuring Student Choice Webinar & DiscussionCourse Num: 155 (3)



Co-Teaching Playbook Webinar Series with Dr. Rhonda Bondie, Fordham University Why? Academic Diversity Challenges Novice and Experienced Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms. Inclusive practices and an increasing demand of college readiness for all students, results in a wide range of academic levels in P-16 classrooms. This academic diversity has changed the expected starting places for learning in higher level courses posing new challenges for often accomplished and experienced teachers. In addition, millennial students with extremely diverse life experiences, interests, and needs are demanding relevant learning experiences and accessible curriculum. While teachers strive to accommodate students as individuals, at the end of the day, teachers know that all students must attain common standards. Both novice and experienced teachers need preparation and ongoing professional development to learn how to effectively and efficiently engage the full range of students in their classrooms, including those with disabilities, creating equal and optimal learning opportunities for all students every day.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Lyndsi Silberman, School Psychologist, Madison Junior School/Madison High School
Location: Madison High School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 5; 3:30-5:00pm
Start Date: 2016-05-05
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 6 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: silbermanl@madisonpublicschools.org (Lyndsi Silberman)

Next Week's Courses

Google Classroom for Novice UsersCourse Num: 293 (3)



Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperless. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks. To help ensure we are planning this workshop to meet your needs please take a minute to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/madneeds

Audience: K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Kristina Nicosia, Technology Integration Specialist
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 11; 7:15am-8:15am
Start Date: 2016-05-11
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: nicosiak@madisonpublicschools.org (Kristina Nicosia)




Google Open HourCourse Num: 296 (3)



Google Open Hour allows you the time to explore GApps that you still want to become familiar with in the Google Suite. The workshop will provide basic walkthroughs of forms, drive, docs and email, but participants may come with additional questions.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenters: Anthony Cyrana, Grade 5 Teacher, Central Avenue School & Kristina Nicosia, Technology Integration Specialist
Location: Central Avenue School Room 202
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 11; 3:45pm-4:45pm
Start Date: 2016-05-11
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 3 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: cyranaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Anthony Cyrana)




Google Slides for Advanced UsersCourse Num: 298 (3)



Learn how to use Google Sites as a template for student course work or as an e-portfolio for helping students manage their own learning. To help ensure we are planning this workshop to meet your needs please take a minute to complete the survey: http://tinyurl.com/madneeds

Audience: 6-12 Staff
Danielson Component(s):
Presenter: Sara Reichel, Library Media Specialist, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Media Center
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 11; 3:15pm-4:15pm
Start Date: 2016-05-11
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 2 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: reichels@madisonpublicschools.org (Sara Reichel)

New Courses This Week

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