Sept/Oct Professional Development

E2CC BOCES Integrated Education Specialists

Welcome Back!

This fall, your E2CCB Learning Liaisons have created some incredible opportunities for your professional development!
In September take an opportunity to learn techniques and strategies to create stronger lessons and learning in your classroom.

In October, there are ample opportunities for content area teachers to collaborate and learn something new. Or broaden your horizons with a technology course to help students connect with 21st century technology.

September & October Table of Contents (See Below for More Details)

September

9/16 - Taking Your Faculty Meeting to the Next Level - K. Wetzler

9/21 - The Protocols - D.Serure
9/22 - iTunesU (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen

9/24 - Intro to Lego Robotics (Model Schools) - M. Smith & K. Wetzler

9/29 - Launching Writer's Notebook - T. Gray


October

10/1 - Strategically Monitoring Student Progress - M. Smith

10/1 - Connect & Write (Online Course) (Model Schools)- T. Gray

10/5 - Digital Citizens for 1:1 Classrooms (Model Schools) - D. Serure

10/6 - Connect & Sharing with Twitter (Webinar) (Model Schools) - T. Gray

10/7 - Generating Ideas and Organizing Writing - T. Gray

10/7 - Evidence Based Observations - M. Sweetman

10/8 - Unpacking the Writing Modules for ELA Grades 9-10 - K. Berner-Wallen

10/8 - Introduction to the Makers Movement - R. Farwell & M. Smith

10/13 - Google 101 (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen

10/14 - Coding with Scratch© & Hands-on-Learning with the Makey Makey© (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen

10/19 - Designing Instruction to Incorporate Lego Robotics (Model Schools) - M. Smith & K. Wetzler

10/19 - Introduction to the Social Studies Framework - D.Serure

10/21 - Questioning for Learning - D. Serure

10/21 - Crafting Quality Assessments - Marley Smith
10/26 - Introduction to GeoGebra (Model Schools)- R. Farwell

10/27-12/1 - Online Course: iPads Apps for Classroom Integration (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen
10/29 - GRAIR Follow-Up and Data Collection - K. Wetzler

10/30 - Compare and Contrast (Thoughtful Education) - M. Sweetman

This September Fall into Learning with IES

For more information about targeted audiences and to register, please click the links in the titles.


9/16 - Taking Your Faculty Meeting to the Next Level - K. Wetzler

Get the biggest bang out of your faculty meetings! This workshop is designed to provide administrators with strategies and resources to take your faculty meetings to the next level. Participants will engage in discussion, activities and exploration of resources to build capacity among your staff. **Workshop is from 12:00-3:00pm


9/21 - The Protocols - D.Serure
This workshop will share the purpose and meaning of protocols aligned to CCLS reading, writing, and speaking & listening strands. Participants will experience the protocols as a learner and then apply them to their own instructional practice. This session will apply the inquiry approach and provide participants with lesson development time.


9/22 - iTunesU (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen
iTunesU is a tool to help teachers move their classes online and more specifically onto the iPad. In this workshop we will explore models of instruction that use iTunesU successfully and also what additional resources we might need to build a successful online resource using iTunesU.


9/24 - Intro to Lego Robotics (Model Schools) - M. Smith & K. Wetzler
This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in using Lego Robotics in conjunction with the Common Core Learning Standards. Participants will explore the workings of the LEGO pieces, the connections to various content areas, and interdisciplinary ways to utilize this tool to teach interdisciplinary lessons.


9/29 - Launching Writer's Notebook - T. Gray

Writer’s Notebooks allow students (and adults) to take in the world around them to find inspiration for writing. A launching pad for writing ideas, the writer’s notebook can take many forms depending upon the writer. This workshop will engage participants in activities that can be used to launch writer’s notebooks in the classroom as well as create their own notebook for inspiration.

Don't Be Spooked by Challenges - Embrace Them at E2CCB in October!

For more information about targeted audiences and to register, please click the links in the titles.

10/1 - Strategically Monitoring Student Progress - M. Smith

This workshop will examine multiple ways of assessing student learning and culminate in an action plan to incorporate daily checks for understanding in your class(es). Administrators and teachers are invited to participate, with the goal of helping students become Leaders of Their Own Learning.


10/1 - Connect & Write (Online Course) (Model Schools) - T. Gray

Technology has enabled educators to share their experiences and connect in ways that previously was difficult to do. Blogging is one way for classrooms and districts to "brand" themselves and connect with other educators, the home and the community. This 6 week course will engage participants in both learning about blogging technology and also developing a vision and drafting blogs with peer feedback.

10/5 - Digital Citizens for 1:1 Classrooms (Model Schools) - D. Serure
This session will define the meaning of digital citizenship and how to foster a digital safe learning environment. An array of resources will be shared throughout the learning session in order to consider digital citizenship for your own classroom.

10/6 - Connect & Sharing with Twitter (Webinar) (Model Schools) - T. Gray

Using social media such as Twitter is a great way to share what is happening in your school and classroom. This webinar will share ways in which teachers and administrators are using Twitter to connect with other schools and the broader community. (Please read description on Wincap for technology requirements)


10/7 - Generating Ideas and Organizing Writing - T. Gray
This workshop will focus on strategies for generating ideas and organizing writing across the three genres: argument, information and narrative. Teachers in this session will deepen their familiarity with the Six Traits rubric and the Common Core Learning Standards for writing, as well as develop and refine writing tasks to strengthen these components of writing. A regional “tool box” of strategies will be developed which can be added to throughout the year.


10/7 - Evidence Based Observations - M. Sweetman

Participants will gain experience practicing evidence based observations utilizing the Danielson Framework (2011). Using Danielson's protocol we will practice calibrating scores to assure accuracy and continuity.


10/8 - Unpacking the Writing Modules for ELA Grades 9-10 - K. Berner-Wallen
EngageNY has provided new writing and mechanics modules for grades 9-10. We will unpack and explore how to integrate the writing modules into classroom that do or do not use the modules. Time will be provided to build/modify the module skills/standards for your own classroom use.

10/8 - Introduction to the Makers Movement - R. Farwell & M. Smith
Participants will dive into the ideas that are driving the maker movement, as well as components of the design process. Those attending this workshop will participate in activities to get the ideas flowing, and create a plan for moving STEAM forward in the school or district. This will be a hands-on, mind-on workshop that is not technology dependent. We strongly encourage teams of 2-3 to attend. You do not need to belong to Model Schools to attend this workshop.


10/13 - Google 101 (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online. From Drive, you can also use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other applications to create and edit various types of files. The session is designed to help teachers utilize the collaborative features of Google drive on a laptop, Chrome Book & iPad.

10/14 - Coding with Scratch© & Hands-on-Learning with the Makey Makey© (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen
In this hands-on course we’ll explore how we can teach students the importance of sequences and order through basic coding using software called Scratch©, which, when used with the Makey Makey© can help students creatively explore both computer science, sound/movement, and electric current. This course only requests that you have basic computer knowledge, patience, an inquiry spirit, and a sense of fun.


10/19 - Designing Instruction to Incorporate Lego Robotics (Model Schools) - M. Smith & K. Wetzler
This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in using Lego Robotics in conjunction with the Common Core Learning Standards. This will focus on designing multidisciplinary lessons instruction using Lego Robotics, the program and manipulatives associated with it. Attendance at “Introduction to Lego Robotics” is highly recommended.

10/19 - Introduction to the Social Studies Framework - D.Serure
The learning will center on the Inquiry Arc, Practices, and the Inquiry Design Model (IDM). This session will highlight Social Studies best practices in order to bring the framework alive during instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring a grade level copy of NYS SS Framework and a copy of a specific inquiry they aim to explore during design time.

10/21 - Questioning for Learning - D. Serure
This workshop aims to inspire the asking of questions to inform instruction; yet more importantly how to build the capacity of students asking the questions. The focus of this session is on key questions: how to ask questions of students, how to encourage students to ask their own questions, and how to ask better questions and find better answers.


10/21 - Crafting Quality Assessments - Marley Smith
Participants in this workshop will participate in professional learning activities designed to foster learning around how to design a quality assessment. Traditional summative assessments, performance assessments, rubrics, and formative assessments will be touched on in this session.

10/26 - Introduction to GeoGebra (Model Schools)- R. Farwell
Geogebra is multi-platform math software that helps students see the connections between Algebra and Geometry; in addition, students can see, touch, and experience math. Geogebra helps teachers demonstrate and facilitate discussions around Algebra and Geometry. It is fantastic software for learning and it is free!

10/27-12/1 - Online Course: iPads Apps for Classroom Integration (Model Schools) - K. Berner-Wallen
In this online course we will explore a variety of applications that can enhance the classroom experience. Work will include exploring 2-3 apps each week that are recommended by teachers who are currently using iPads in their classrooms to improve student learning.

10/29 - GRAIR Follow-Up and Data Collection - K. Wetzler
This workshop is a follow up to the GRAIR workshops offered during the 2014 - 2015 school year. It is designed to help teachers reflection on their current implementation of GRAIR, share bright spots, resources and ask questions. Participants will discuss data collection, explore new resources and plan for Guided Reading & Accountable Independent Reading in their classroom.

10/30 - Compare and Contrast (Thoughtful Education) - M. Sweetman
Compare and contrast is a strategy unique in its capacity to build students’ memories, eliminate confusions, and highlight critical similarities and differences. This workshop is for all teachers K-12 who want to enhance their pedagogy of comparative thinking strategies that have the greatest impact on improving student learning.