RSD Professional Development

Check out the upcoming classes for October!

Mathematics

Math Foundations- SR

Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 3:45-4:45pm

SR Building B Science Lab

We'll have monthly meetings to go through the 8 mathematical practices, foundations, and other content based on feedback from our content interest survey. Register to attend the first session. Each session will have a different focus.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Math Foundations- UR

Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 2:45-3:45pm

UR/VR Portable J

We'll have monthly meetings to go through the 8 mathematical practices, foundations, and other content based on feedback from our content interest survey. Register to attend the first session. Each session will have a different focus.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

English & Language Arts

ELA Foundations- UR

Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2:45-3:45pm

VR/UR Portable J

We'll have monthly meetings to go through foundational literacy, reading workshop, and other content based on feedback from our content interest survey. Register to attend the first session. Each session will have a different focus.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

ELA Foundations- SR

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 3:45-4:45pm

SR Building B Science Lab

We'll have monthly meetings to go through foundational literacy, reading workshop, and other content based on feedback from our content interest survey. Register to attend the first session. Each session will have a different focus.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Highly Capable Support

Session Two

Monday, Oct. 9th, 4:15-5:45pm

UR/VR Professional Development Room Portable J

Session Two- Led By Roger Fisher


Focus:

Nuts & Bolts of Differentiation

Content, Process, and Product (Achieving Results for All Learners)


Location:

UR/VR Professional Development Room Portable J

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Session Three

Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 4:15-5:45pm

UR/VR Professional Development Room- Portable J

Session Three- Led By Roger Fisher


Focus:

Interventions & Extensions

Genius Hour

Project Based Learning


Location:

Professional Development Room- Portable J at UR/VR

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teaching Gifted Students in Today's Classroom- Book Study

Monday, Oct. 9th, 9am to Friday, Oct. 20th, 11am

This is an online event.

This book study will be a combination of online and in-person sessions where we will review the book Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classrooms throughout this year. These topics will be in addition to and support the work taking place in the PD sessions provided by Roger Fisher. Follow Edmodo link below to join our online book study. The class code is: si24z3



Book Study Schedule:

Session Two: Read Chapter One and Respond to Discussion Questions

Focus: Characteristics of Gifted Students

Session Three: Read Chapter Two and Respond to Discussion Questions

Focus: Compacting and Differentiating for Skill Work

Session Four: Read Chapter Three and Respond to Discussion Questions

Focus: Compacting and Differentiating for New Content


Session Five: Read Chapter Four and Respond to Discussion Questions

Focus: Extending Reading and Writing Instruction


Jan. 8th-Jan. 26th: Read Chapter Five and Respond to Discussion Questions

Focus: Planning Curriculum for All Students at the Same Time

Feb (in-person meeting to be scheduled): Chapter 6

March (in-person meeting to be scheduled): Chapter 7


April (in-person meeting to be scheduled): Chapter 8



Clock hours are provided.

Social Studies

Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State

Friday, Oct. 20th, 2:45-3:45pm

UR/VR PD Room - Portable J




An inquiry based approach with five essential questions:
1. How does physical geography affect the distribution, culture, and economic life of local tribes?

2. What is the legal status of tribes who negotiated or who did not negotiate a settlement for compensation for the loss of their sovereign homelands?

3. What were the political, economic, and cultural forces consequential to the treaties that led to the movement of tribes from long established homelands to reservations?

4. What are ways in which Tribes respond to the threats and outside pressure to extinguish their cultures and independence?

5. What do local Tribes do to meet the challenges of reservation life; and as sovereign nations, what do local Tribes do to meet the economic and cultural needs of their Tribal communities?



Presenter(s): Nathan Lee



http://www.k12.wa.us/IndianEd/TribalSovereignty/default.aspx


Additional training times can be scheduled.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State

Friday, Oct. 20th, 7:45-8:45am

South Ridge Building B Science Lab





An inquiry based approach with five essential questions:
1. How does physical geography affect the distribution, culture, and economic life of local tribes?

2. What is the legal status of tribes who negotiated or who did not negotiate a settlement for compensation for the loss of their sovereign homelands?

3. What were the political, economic, and cultural forces consequential to the treaties that led to the movement of tribes from long established homelands to reservations?

4. What are ways in which Tribes respond to the threats and outside pressure to extinguish their cultures and independence?

5. What do local Tribes do to meet the challenges of reservation life; and as sovereign nations, what do local Tribes do to meet the economic and cultural needs of their Tribal communities?



Presenter(s): Nathan Lee



http://www.k12.wa.us/IndianEd/TribalSovereignty/default.aspx


Additional training times can be scheduled.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Art

Glazing and Ceramics in the Art Classroom

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 3:30-5pm

2630 South Hillhurst Road

Ridgefield, WA

First Thursday of each Month

Eight Sessions Total.

Meet In Tamara's Classroom at RHS.


Course Description:

Explore techniques for mixing, applying, and firing glazes for use in electric kilns in the low-fire and mid-fire range. Develop age appropriate projects utilizing the glazes created, or incorporate them into your existing ceramics curriculum.


Book Study: "Low-Fire Glazes and Special Projects" from the Ceramic Arts Handbook Series and "Mastering Cone 6 Glazes" by John Hesselberth and Ron Roy.


Learning goals:

1. Understand and apply glaze chemistry to create a variety of low fire and cone 6 glazes.

2. Explore application techniques for creating decorative surfaces on pottery and sculpture.

3. Create curriculum for different age levels using appropriate glazing techniques.




Contact Nathan or Alan Adams to register.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

National Board Certification

National Board Comp. 4 Cohort Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 3:45-4:45pm

South Ridge Building B Science Lab

This will be the first cohort meeting for any teachers planning on completing Component 4 this school year.


Come to the time block that fits in your schedule (3-4pm or 4-5pm).


Please print and bring: a copy of your NB Content Standards, a copy of the Component 4 Directions for your Subject area, a Chromebook or laptop if you have one.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

National Board Comp. 2 Cohort Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 3:45-4:45pm

South Ridge Elem. Building B Science Lab

This will be the second cohort meeting for any teachers planning on completing Component 2 this school year.


Come to the time block that fits in your schedule (3-4pm or 4-5pm).


Please print and bring: a copy of your NB Content Standards, a copy of the Component 2 Directions for your Subject area, a Chromebook or laptop if you have one.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

National Board Comp. 3 Cohort Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 3-5pm

RHS Portable 6

This will be the second cohort meeting for any teachers planning on completing Component 3 this school year.


Come to the time block that fits in your schedule (3-4pm or 4-5pm).


Please print and bring: a copy of your NB Content Standards, a copy of the Component 3 Directions for your Subject area, a Chromebook or laptop if you have one, and any beginning writing you have completed.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.