Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of November 17, 2014

This Week's Courses

Mindset and Praise in the Classroom Course Num: 160 (5)


This course will provide an overview of growth versus fixed mindset, and how each affects student performance. We will also explore strategies teachers can use to instill a growth mindset and promote “grit” in the classroom.

Audience: K-8 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 2B; 3A; 3C; 4A; 4E;
Presenter: Janine Loconsolo, Supervisor of Elementary Education
Location: Central Avenue School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, November 18; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2014-11-18
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 11 Minimum Enrollment: 3 Maximum Enrollment: 16
Current Instructor Email Account: loconsoloj@madisonpublicschools.org (Janine Loconsolo)



Advanced Google Search Course Num: 172 (5)



If your students are like most, their typical approach to a classroom research assignment is to "Google it." Quite literally, students usually enter the exact question you pose into the search bar and that's the extent of the research. Join me for a brief introduction to unlocking the much deeper potential that Google offers. Learn how to use operators to filter results, how to search inside any website, using domain-specific searches, finding particular types of files, or even searching by image. We'll even look at some personal search shortcuts like how to make the best use of your leftovers using Google!

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 2E;
Presenter: Matthew Mingle, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Location: Madison Junior School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, November 18; 3:15-4:15pm
Start Date: 2014-11-18
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 7 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: minglem@madisonpublicschools.org (Matthew Mingle)



Math Obstacle Course Course Num: 181 (5)


Are you looking for ways to engage your students and differentiate in the math classroom? Come learn about the math obstacle course that will have your students fully engaged and excited about math, while working on tasks of varying levels. In this course, you will learn the details of what an obstacle course is and how to prepare one for YOUR class while fully participating in one yourself! From introducing a lesson, practicing skills, and reviewing for an assessment, obstacle courses provide the perfect opportunity for you to facilitate learning for your students and differentiating to meet their individual needs. During the course, you will have the opportunity to begin collaborating with peers to create an obstacle course of your own.

Audience: Grades 3-5 Classroom Teachers, Basic Skills Teachers, & Special Education Teachers; Grades 6-12 Math Teachers, BSI Teachers, & Special Ed Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1F; 2A; 2B; 3C; 3D;
Presenter: Amanda Solomon, Grade 7 Math Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 202
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, November 18; 3:45-5:15pm
Start Date: 2014-11-18
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 2 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: solomona@madisonpublicschools.org (Amanda Solomon)



Creating Engaging Lessons With Blendspace Course Num: 196 (5)


Paper lesson plans are so 2013. Now that we have Blendspace, a great Google App, our lesson plans can include videos, documents, podcasts, gallery walks, pictures, and any other type of file or resource we can think of. Using Blendspace, we can use a simple drag and drop interface that can access social media, other Google Apps, and the Internet. Simply find the files you want and drag them into the lesson plan template. Post the plans on our web pages, and students are ready to work. Blendspace. Come and learn.

Audience: 6-12 Grade Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1A; 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2C; 2D; 3A; 3C; 3D; 4C; 4E;
Presenter: Bob Grundfest, History Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room C32
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, November 19; 3:15-5:15pm
Start Date: 2014-11-19
Hours: 2
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 25
Current Instructor Email Account: grundfestr@madisonpublicschools.org (Robert Grundfest)



Fast and Fluent with Schoolwires Course Num: 202 (5)


Techniques, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining a professional-looking webpage quickly and easily. Come with your questions and work on your webpage during class.

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 3A; 4C; 4D;
Presenter: Kathleen Wallace, REACH/BSI Teacher, Kings Road/Torey J. Sabatini
Location: Madison Junior School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, November 20; 3:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2014-11-20
Hours: 1.3
Current Enrollment: 4 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 15
Current Instructor Email Account: wallacek@madisonpublicschools.org (Kathleen Wallace)



OT 101 Course Num: 204 (5)


What is Occupational Therapy? What is the role of an occupational therapist in the school setting? Participants will learn to think like an OT to support students in their classrooms.

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 2E; 4D; 4E;
Presenter: Theresa Feron, Occupational Therapist, Kings Road School
Location: Kings Road School Library
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, November 20; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2014-11-20
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 2 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: feront@madisonpublicschools.org (Theresa Feron)

Next Week's Courses

Red Cross ReCertificationCourse Num: 205 (5)



Be prepared! Be Safe! Gain Confidence in responding to an emergency! In this course you will refresh your skills in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) and how to effectively and safely use the Automated External Defibrillator(AED). This is a hands on class with the use of resuscitation mannequins and demo AED device. You will learn single and partner techniques. All participants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and ask questions so that you feel prepared at school and at home. Certified CPR/AED instructors will be teaching the course. This course is ONLY for those who have been certified previously.

Audience: 6-12 Grade Staff
Danielson Component(s): 4D;
Presenters: Jill Tyburczy, Health & Physical Education Teacher, Madison Junior School & Mary Jane Skordinsky, School Nurse, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Gymnasium
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, November 25; 3:15-5:15pm
Start Date: 2014-11-25
Hours: 2
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 10
Current Instructor Email Account: tyburczyj@madisonpublicschools.org (Jill Tyburczy)

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Understanding Reinforcement and Problem Behavior in the ClassroomCourse Num: 208 (5)



This two-part interactive workshop will demonstrate an understanding between the antecedent, behavior, consequence relationship and how reinforcement procedures help in understanding problem behavior.

Audience: K-5 Teachers and Teacher Assistants
Danielson Component(s): 2D;
Presenter: Jessica MacDougall, Behaviorist, Kings Road School
Location: Central Avenue School Room TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, December 10 AND Wednesday, January 14; 3:45-5:15pm
Start Date: 2014-12-10
Hours: 3
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: macdougallj@madisonpublicschools.org (Jessica MacDougall)