CEHS Summer Partnership Institute

Summer 2018

About the Summer 2018 CEHS Partnership Institute

This is a free opportunity for professional development that will be held at Wright State University this summer. Any school faculty are welcome to attend. One, two, or three semester hours of course credit are available for anyone attending sessions totaling 12, 24, or 36 hours, respectively. If interested in applying for course credit, the cost is $150 per credit hour for partner schools and $200 per credit hour for non-partners.

Dates, Times, and Details

June 11th

8:30am-11:30am

Thinking and Talking about Race in the Classroom - Session is full

Description: This session will present research about the educational experience of students of color in the United States (including specific information concerning the Dayton area). This session will address what works in schools to promote success and belonging for all students.


Instructor(s): Dr. Christa Preston Agiro

Location: 041 Rike Hall


June 12th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Teaching Strategies for Promoting Active Participation in the Classroom (Repeat Performance from 2017) (Grades: 3-12)

Description: An interactive session to provide practical strategies for active participation in any content area.


Instructor(s): Tracey Kramer

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 13th

8:30am-11:30am

Panel: Bias and Empowerment in Education

Description: Hear research about the danger of one voice and the benefits of many voices in the classroom. Then, listen, think, and offer questions to panelists about the educational experiences of all kinds of students; this session will feature a knowledge-packed panel of experts around issues on race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability.


Instructor(s): Dr. Christa Preston Agiro

Location: 041 Rike Hall


June 13th

8:00am-5:00pm (Lunch on your own for one hour)

Youth Mental Health and First Aid Training (Grades 6-12)

Description: A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone - a friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 - teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Each participant will receive a 220 page manual, all materials and a 3 year certification as a Mental Health First Aider after successful completion of the course.


Instructor(s): Sheena Duncan

Location: 141 Medical Sciences Building


June 15th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Computational Thinking and Computer Programming in any Classroom (Grades: 6-12)

Description: This session is an introduction to computational thinking in any classroom. No matter what subject you teach, students need to critically evaluate and solve problems. This thinking will then be applied using software to tell a story combining Language Arts and computer coding. You will need to bring a laptop to download the open source software that will be used during this workshop.


Instructor(s): Pat Murakami

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 15th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Text Complexity, Reading Processes, and Mindfulness (Grades: 7-12)

Description: Time and energy are precious commodities, and it can seem like there is never enough of either. Come learn the gems of empowerment in Ohio’s Learning Standards regarding text complexity, experience the benefits of process approaches to teaching complex texts (e.g., Shakespearean drama), and enjoy mindfulness approaches for both professional and personal benefits. This session may be most helpful to middle and high school English language arts teachers, but anyone is welcome and can adapt these ideas to different contexts.


Instructor(s): Dr. Angela Beumer Johnson

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 18th

9:30am - 4:00pm (Lunch on your own for one hour)

WSU CEHS Summer Garden Education Institute (Grades: All)

Description: Join us as we extend our learning and thinking outside this summer! Explore Wright State University’s gardens and forest ecosystems, along with Five Rivers MetroParks, in this FREE institute. Take an up-close look at the amazing plants and animals of Ohio schoolyards, forests, and gardens. With colleagues, local educators, MetroPark scientists and naturalists, and university faculty, you’ll conduct field investigations, learn to implement science notebooks, and experience how authentic science writing can improve your students’ science literacy. With a focus on systems – one of the Next Generation Science Standards’ crosscutting concepts – you’ll learn how to integrate literacy skills, science and engineering practices, and technologies to engage students in our local ecologies.

Benefits to participation:

  • Opportunities to investigate local ecosystems, including a focus on garden-based learning

  • Standards-based classroom activities and assessments

  • Continuous opportunities for professional development and collaboration with classroom educators


Instructor(s): Dr. Michelle Fleming & Colleen Saxen, MPH, OSU Master Gardener, Joshua York, Nichole Niemeyer, and Jeremy Barkley

Location: 140 Health Sciences


June 19th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Fluid and Functional Formative Assessments (Grades: K-12)

Description: This session will review the nature of formative assessments, provide participants with specific ideas for implementing formative assessments as part of regular instructional practices, and ways by which to address student needs based on formative assessment data.


Instructor(s): Dr. Nimisha Patel and Mr. David Herick

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 20th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Intro to Restorative Justice in Schools (Grade: All)

This session will briefly introduce a systems-wide model of restorative justice with an experiential community-building circle. Participation will also include access to a growing network of Dayton-area residents interested in further engagement with restorative justice practices and principles.


Instructor(s): Darsheel Kaur

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 25th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Toward a Psychology of Understanding ADHD (Grades: K-3)

Description: This session will explore the emotional and behavioral characteristics of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how to support this child in the classroom.


Instructor(s): Dr. William Mosier

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 29th

9:00am-12:00pm

Using Digital Media to Enhance Student Learning (Grades: 6-12)

Description: This session will introduce multiple digital media options that can be easily integrated into the classroom for student engagement and achievement. The session will focus on MS/HS science, but the digital medial resources may be applied to any school course. *Bring a digital device to this session!


Instructor(s): Amy Kochensparger

Location: 402 Millett Hall


June 29th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Meaningful Use of the Biology Standards in the HS Classroom (Grades: 9-12)

This session will explore the HS Biology standards and discuss how to meaningfully use them in daily classroom teaching. In addition to discussing new strategies, participants will have time to ask questions and make changes to their current teaching practice. Resources and formative assessment strategies will also be shared.


Instructor(s): Amy Kochensparger

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 2nd

9:00am - 12:00pm

How to Deal with Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom (Grades: K-3)

Description: This session will use participant examples of problem behavior and outline developmentally appropriate intervention strategies that foster self-control while enhancing self-esteem.


Instructor(s): Dr. William Mosier

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 9th

9:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch on your own for one hour)

Psychopharmacology for the Non-prescriber (Grades: K-3)

Description: This session will review the efficacy and safety of medications to treat common emotional/behavioral disorders of school-age children. Topics will include medications for ADHD, depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, and autism.


Instructor(s): Dr. William Mosier

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 10th- SESSION IS FULL

9:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch on your own for one hour)

Rock Your Classroom with G Suite Greatest Hits - (Grades: All)

Description: You’ve got your Google Classrooms set up and your Forms are made. Your Gmail is filtered and labeled, your life is planned out on Google Calendar and you’ve even managed to organize your Google Drive. Now what? Between all the apps, add-ons, and extensions it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of Googliness. If this sounds familiar you won’t want to miss this session where we will explore the definitive compilation of GSuite’s Greatest Hits; exploring resources for everything your classroom needs - from streamlining your workflow and automating classroom tasks, to creating interactive content and basically simplifying yours and your students’ lives in general!


Instructor(s): Deb Tschirhart, SOITA

Location: 402 Millett Hall- SESSION IS FULL


July 12th SESSION IS FULL

9:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch on your own for one hour)

Creating Assignments and Assessments with Google - Session is Full (Grades: All)

Description: As classrooms become paperless and assessments migrate to online environments, teachers everyone are looking for ways to simultaneously teach students how to succeed on assessments and make their own lives easier. Google offers a viable solution with the tag team of G Suite for Education and Classroom. In this session, we will explore how to develop engaging assessments with Google Forms and Google Drawings, deliver them quickly and easily to students using Classroom, and even how to get Google to do your grading! NOTE: Some familiarity with Google Drive, Docs, Forms, etc will be helpful. Participants should bring materials to work on creating an assignment or assessment with them.


Instructor(s): Deb Tschirhart, SOITA SESSION IS FULL

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 17th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Safe Space Ally Development

Description: The Safe Space Training is a comprehensive 3 hour Ally Development training that teaches potential new allies skills on how to serve and support the LGBTQA+ community. Allies attending the entire 3 hour training will have the option of completing a Safe Space Ally Action Plan and be provided with the Safe Space emblem (sticker) to display inside or outside of their offices and/or bags, computers, etc.


Instructor(s): Director Petey Peterson

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 18th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education (Grades 7-12)

Description: Transition/IEP ideas for students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education. Take away information to assist your students & families on preparing for the transition as we as IEP goals you can integrate at your upcoming meetings.


Instructor(s): Office of Disability Services staff

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 19th

9:00am - 12:00pm

Universal Design for Learning: An Introduction (Grades: K-12)

Description: We know that students learn in varied ways. UDL is goal driven flexibility. UDL provides teachers with a framework of practical strategies to structure their classrooms and lessons in ways that support flexible, inclusive education. Participants will explore UDL and its guiding principles. The workshop will be delivered using a UDL framework.



Instructor(s): Tracey Kramer

Location: 402 Millett Hall


July 31st

9:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch on your own for one hour)

Book in a Day: Making Differentiation a Habit (Grades: All)

Description: An interactive session including a jigsaw of the book Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (2017 ed.) Books must be purchased individually.


Instructor(s): Dr. Amy Elston

Location: 402 Millett Hall


August 2nd

9:00am - 12:00pm

Part 1: Introduction to Co-Teaching (Repeat Performance from 2017) (Grades: All)

Description: An interactive session to provide a basic understanding of the co-teaching models.


Instructor(s): Tracey Kramer and Dr. Amy Elston

Location: 402 Millett Hall


August 2nd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Part 2: Co-Teaching – Improving your Co-Teaching Relationship (Repeat Performance from 2017) (Grades: All)

Description: An interactive session to work with your co-teaching partner(s) and learn about one another in preparation to work together in the classroom. Please bring your co-teaching partner.


Instructor(s): Tracey Kramer and Dr. Amy Elston

Location: 402 Millett Hall

How to Register

Click the link below and fill out the document. You will be able to sign up for all sessions in which you are interested.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUFp9kJpZim78gsdoC8hrhfUA-t-GqJNBsN14wkDSqJcAM-A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Low enrollment may cancel sessions. Registrants will be notified of cancelled sessions. All sessions are on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will close 1 week prior to each session. Most sessions will have a cap of 38 participants. Some sessions have specific requirements which are listed in their descriptions.