March Professional Learning

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

Welcome to our monthly workshop newsletter

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center is committed to ensuring educators have the latest information, strategies, and techniques through our vast network of professional learning opportunities. We'll be sending this newsletter monthly, notifying clients of upcoming professional development opportunities through Southwest Plains.
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STEM Project-Based Science

Tuesday, March 7th 2017 at 8:30am-2:30pm

810 Lark Avenue

Sublette, KS

The Next Generation Science Standards are organized around a series of Performance Expectations. Supported by the Disciplinary Core Ideas these PEs clearly call for students to be actively engaged in DOING not just reading about science. Project-based learning is a perfect fit to support NGSS learning as well as cross-curriculum skills including soft skills: collaboration and communication. This workshop will provide ideas as well as the opportunity to actually plan a project to take back to their classrooms.
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Tech Topics

Tuesday, March 7th 2017 at 8:30am-2:30pm

201 East Iowa Street

Hiawatha, KS

Technology is ever changing just as education is.
Join us for an engaging hands-on dive into the newest and powerful #edtech topics that will range from most popular apps to how you can measure how effective your tech integration is. There will also be an opportunity for each participant to share out their own 'go to' apps and websites that can help build a resource library for the workshop attendees.
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On Demand Writing & Literacy in the CTE Classroom

Tuesday, March 28th 2017 at 8:30am-2:30pm

810 Lark Avenue

Sublette, KS

Scenario planning offers instructors and students an opportunity to combine technical skills, workplace skills, related academic skills, problem-solving, creativity, and other higher-order thinking skills to solve the problem posed in the workplace scenario assessment. The problems posed are from real-world situations in business and industry, communities, and other settings. Join us to gain insight on how to bring the "real world" into your classroom.

Objectives for the Day:

  1. Assign appropriate academic skills to context/situation-based scenarios
  2. Adopt or adapt a checklist and/or rubric for scenario assessment use
  3. Use a scenario planner to develop a context-based assessment for students in your CTE area

Participants will take away a self-created description of workplace context/situation including; academic skills required, duties expected, workplace skills required, scenario set-up, and performance criteria/checklist.

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Flipping History

Tuesday, March 28th 2017 at 8:30am-2:30pm

201 East Iowa Street

Hiawatha, KS

Are you ready to be the facilitator or learning in your classroom, rather than the Sage on the Stage?
Flipping your classroom might be the route you need to explore!

This workshop will help you rethink the aspects that might need to be changed in your classroom...the time and space. We will work together to learn what a flipped classroom can look like, how to prepare videos, and how to get the kids thinking at higher levels.

Participants will take away apps to use in a flipped classroom and great projects to do with your students.

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Technology Cadre II

Thursday, March 30th 2017 at 8:30am-2:30pm

810 Lark Avenue

Sublette, KS

The Technology Cadre was created to share best practices targeting technology in our schools.
Participants from all schools in the area are invited to attend.

Goals of the Cadre are to:

  • Build partnership among area K-12 technology professionals
  • Demonstrate applications of emerging technologies
  • Network and work collaboratively