February PD Sessions

Check out the opportunities to GROW this month!

MIST Experience for Math & ELA

Description: ELA and math teachers will be given the opportunity to take their own MIST practice test. There is a lot to be learned from experiencing the test for yourself. Test results will be anonymous. Participants will reflect upon the testing experience, discuss observations with colleagues, and develop strategies to prepare students for MIST testing.

When: February 1, 2016

Length of session: 1.5 hrs. (3:45-5:15)

Nearpod-The interactive presentation program for BYOD

Trying to figure out how to integrate BYOD into your everyday lessons? Looking for a way to make your PowerPoint presentations engaging? Come learn about Nearpod! You can import your pre-existing PowerPoint presentations and embed formative questions, polls, videos, and quizzes. Students access your presentation on their devices and you get great data reports after each presentation. Free and easy to use ... leave this session with a lesson ready to go!

When: February 10, 2016

Length of Session: 1.5 hrs. (3:45-5:15)

Intermediate Excel-for Visual Representation and Data Analysis

Description: Learn to use some of the more advanced features and functions in Excel in this hands-on workshop. TN Standards include data interpretation by students in a variety of ways. Objectives include the following tasks/functions: *Find and Replace, *Concatenate, *Text to Columns, *Conditional Formats, *Basic Functions (Average, Sum, etc.), *Protecting sheets and workbooks, *Mail merge, *Data Forms, *Creating a chart, *Inserting Leading zeroes, *Taking data from Excel and create charts in PowerPoint.

When: February 17, 2016

Length of Session: 1.5 hrs. (3:45-5:15)

Compass Learning Odyssey Software to support Tennessee State Standards 

Compass Odyssey is a robust and engaging learning management system that can be used for whole group or individual instruction, remediation, initial instruction or enrichment. Students and teachers can access odyssey from home and school. All material is correlated to Tennessee state standards. Middle school topics cover language arts and math, including Algebra. High school includes Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Cal, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History, US History, Geography and English 1-4. Come see what this product can do for you and your students grades 6-12.

When: February 22, 2016

Length of Session: 1.5 hrs. (3:45-5:15)