New London

Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Learning

Updated May 9, 2022

Floating Work Day Information & Details for 21-22

This year the calendar includes one floating work days. (2021-2022 Info) We will use contact hours to track the day for staff. Each staff member must complete 6.5 contact hours for your floating for one floating work day credit.

Floating work days are professional learning days for our staff members. You have the ability to select professional learning that aligns to your teaching content, professional goals and district goals. The 6.5 hours must be outside of our current school day calendar (not during a normal 7:30-3:00 work time on our current school calendar). If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask! We want your floating work days to be beneficial to your professional goals and promote our district goals!

All certificates for floating work days are due by June 10th, 2022. Please turn in your floating work days by completing the Google Classroom Assignment in the Professional Learning Google Classroom. Once you submit your certificates I will return your certificates with a message letting you know you have completed the requirements for this year.

Looking for Professional Learning Opportunities? Check out your options below!

Station Rotations with Tech

Wednesday, May 11th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

This session will explore several technology tools and techniques teachers can use to improve station rotation activities in the classroom!

Anyone is welcome to attend this session! Register Here!

End of Year Google Cleanup

Wednesday, May 18th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

As the school year comes to a close, teachers will want to tidy up their Google Classrooms and get things ready for next year. This session will show teachers how to easily clean up their old classrooms, prepare their new ones, use Google Takeout, and keep things organized in Google Drive and Gmail.

Sign Up Here

Google Educator Certification

Monday, March 7th, 9pm to Friday, May 13th, 11pm

This is an online event.

Google Educator Certification cohort. This cohort will run from March 7th-May 13th.

The Google Educator Certification program will strengthen educators' confidence in using technology, help them support students in using tech tools creatively, make the classroom more efficient, increase digital citizenship and keep teachers engaged in professional growth and lifelong learning.

The program, led by Google Trainers, consists of ten self-paced content modules, including independent application tasks, reading and discussion, and assessment, as well as live support with Google Certified Trainers. Each self-paced module includes approximately 3 hours of coursework for a total of 30 PD hours. The course is designed to be flexible and allows for educators to complete the work at their own pace.

RSVP Below to set up registration with Amanda. Must enroll by February 28th, 2022.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

2021-22 Current Floating Work Day Opportunities

Live Virtual Events

Events with Multiple Dates

Crooked River Math Circle Events

The Crooked River Math Teachers' Circle is a group of educators who have caught the mathematics bug. We love math, or are at least curious enough to learn something new. We gather in order to experience the joy and creativity of doing mathematics, no strings attached. Mathematics does not involve problem solving, inquiry, sense-making and reasoning, but rather IS all of these things. We believe everyone is a capable mathematician when given the opportunity to truly engage mathematically. We hope that during the process of doing mathematics together we will build relationships among university faculty and area mathematics teachers for the purpose of making mathematics a wonderfully contagious epidemic in our teachers and their classrooms.

Attend a event for 3 contact hours

Website for Dates & Registration

ODE Science Professional Learning

The Ohio Department of Education science team is offering professional learning sessions for the 2021-2022 academic year. This year’s focus is on high-quality materials, instruction and assessment. The science team will partner with Amplify to bring a series of sessions designed to support educators in these three key areas of student engagement.

In addition to the monthly sessions, the science team will partner with the Science Education Council of Ohio to offer even more professional learning opportunities during the year. Please join the science team on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. for the kickoff the 2021-2022 academic year. Dates, times and meeting registration information also are published on the Science Resources webpage. One registration (Here) will be used all for the entire series.

Sept. 14, 2021, 4-5 p.m. - Back to School Kickoff

Oct. 26, 2021, 4-5 p.m. - 5E model/Do, Talk, Read, Write, Visualize with Amplify

Nov. 16, 2021, 4-5 p.m. - Open Forum

Dec. 7, 2021, 4-5 p.m. - Assessments in 3D Learning with Amplify

Jan. 11, 2022, 4-5 p.m. - Probing for Understanding

Feb. 8, 2022, 4-5 p.m. - Science in Literacy with Amplify

March 1, 2022, 4-5 p.m. - Open Forum

April 26, 2022, 4-5 p.m. - Educator Panel with Amplify

Cornell Webinar Series

K-12 Education offers a variety of free webinars each month open to all educators. All our fun and interactive webinars provide background content, highlight new and relevant educational resources, and allow discussion for successful implementation of such information and activities. Each webinar is roughly 50 minutes with 10 minutes allocated for questions for 1 Contact Hour.

More information and Sign Up Links can be found here.

October 19, 6pm – Feeding Our Feathered Friends

November 16, 6pm – Cooped Up Kids? Students Explore STEM Indoors & Out

December 14, 6pm- Science & Literacy with Children's Books

January 18, 6pm- Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 6pm- Inquiry Across the Ages: A Panel Discussion

March 15, 6pm- Inspiring Curiosity with Wildlife Cams

April 19, 6:00-7:30 and April 21, 8:00-9:30 - Exploring Equity: A Conversation about DEIJ in K-12 Classrooms

May 17, 7pm and May 19, 7pm- Choose Your Own Adventure An eBird Explorers Expedition

June 7, 6pm- Apps for Outdoor Exploration

On Demand Sessions

How to Use GoGuardian in the Classroom

GoGuardian is a great tool to support teacher instruction in many different ways. From Kindergarten teachers who need to direct students to specific websites and limit the number of tabs students can open all the way to all staff monitoring and communicating with students who are working online in their classroom, this tool is perfect for every teacher preK-12!

Our school subscribes to GoGuardian, NEONET now offers a training to help get teachers up to speed! Expect to see a PD On-Demand session on GoGuardian soon!

On Demand Course Link (45 mins)

Request your Contact Hour Certificate Here

Ed Puzzle

Make any video your lesson

Choose a video, give it your magic touch and track your students' comprehension.

Reinforce accountability

Check if students are watching your videos, how many times they're watching each section, and if they're understanding the content.

Engage students

Introduce students to self-paced learning with interactive video lessons. It's easy to add your own voice narration and questions!

Save time

Use videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course and more. If you'd rather record and upload your own video, go for it!

On Demand Course Link (45 mins)

Request your Contact Hour Certificate Here