Coweta's Professional Learning

January 2016

PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY, RESEARCH-BASED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR CCSS TEACHERS

Welcome to this month's professional learning newsletter. In Coweta, we believe that we must continuously improve. Our deep commitment to student success drives us, as educators, to seek innovative ways to provide high-level, engaging work for our students.
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PROBLEM SOLVING - UTILIZING INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

January 14, 2016

Pearson Math Resources

Open to all Arnco-Sargent teachers, this session explores instructional tools available through the Pearson platform and how these tools can be incorporated into instruction for improved student math performance. (Arnco-Sargent Elementary, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) No registration required.


January 14, 2016 3:15 - 4:00

CTAE Professional Learning for Department Heads/CEC Representatives

This professional learning session will focus on AdvancED standards and budgeting for needs. Location: Werz PLC


January 19, 2016

Hands-on Learning Activities for Middle School Math

Designed for grades 6-8 regular/special education mathematics teachers and instructional coaches, this workshop will get participants engaged in mathematics with a hands-on approach. Aligned to the standards, the activities can be taken back to the classroom and put into practice. Carolyn Cutts of ETA Hand2Mind will provide manipulatives to use during the session. (Madras Middle, 4-5 p.m.) No registration required.


January 21, 2016

Desmos: A Dynamic and Dazzling Tool

Desmos is a powerful tool for exploration and understanding. It’s a free online graphing calculator and so much more. Teachers everywhere are building their own classroom lessons with this tool – and making the lessons openly available. The session is designed for high school regular/special education mathematics teachers and instructional coaches to become familiar with Desmos and to explore ways it can make math come alive for students. Participants will need to bring their Chromebooks to the session. (Newnan High, 4-5 p.m.) No registration required.


January 26, 2016

Tools and Tasks for Number Sense (K-2)

This session focuses on using counters, rekenreks, and ten frames in rich tasks which will help build number sense. It is designed for K-2 regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches and will provide resources and strategies. Offered as a webinar, the session will be recorded for future reference. (Webinar, 2:45-3:45 p.m.) Register at http://goo.gl/forms/Dojci3np8J by January 25 at 4 p.m. to receive email instructions for joining the webinar.


January 28, 2016

Building Numeracy: Division (Grades 3-5)

This professional learning session is designed for grades 3-5 regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches to help students develop models and strategies for building numeracy skills in division. Offered as a webinar, the session will be recorded for future reference. (Webinar, 2:45-3:45 p.m) Register athttp://goo.gl/forms/IUP7uKuedP by January 27 at 4 p.m. to receive email instructions for joining the webinar.

ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES - CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO STRETCH LEARNING TO HIGHER LEVELS

January 14, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 - CCR – Curriculum Conference Room, Werz, CO

Using Children’s Literature to Implement Mentor Text Writing in ELA and Social Studies

This workshop will present various strategies for using children’s books to improve students’ writing.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MentorWriting


Tuesday, Jan. 19 3:30 pm in SD2.

Math-Science Partnership Cohort STEM Integration

This course focuses on integrating science and STEM in the elementary classroom. This course is for MSP cohort participants only.


January 19, 2016 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Coweta County Leadership Academy - Module IV

This session will be focused on Employment Law Best Practices. The learning opportunity is open to current principals, assistant principals, and teachers who wish to gain further knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities. To register for the session, go to https://docs.google.com/a/cowetaschools.net/document/d/1LtSnHyH2ZplWv2lFI3v4dr-0psV4z9ptjzTAiNWp6Jk/edit?usp=sharing

Werz Central Office PLC


January 21, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 - SD-1, Werz, CO

CAFE and the Elementary Social Studies Classroom

This professional learning opportunity will focus on incorporating the CAFÉ strategies (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary) in the social studies classroom. Teachers will share practical activities currently used in the classroom.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAFE_SS


January 21, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 - SD-2, Werz, CO

CAFE and the ELA

This professional learning opportunity will focus on incorporating the CAFÉ strategies (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary) in the classroom. Teachers will share practical activities currently used in the classroom.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ELA_1-21-16


January 21, 2016

Gifted Professional Learning for Gifted Lead Teachers:

Elementary "Group A" Gifted Leads 2:45 - 3:10

All Middle/High Gifted Leads 3:30 - 4:10

Topics for this learning session include Achievement Level Descriptors and AdvancED Standards. This session will be a webinar. Access details will be emailed to participants.


Thursday, January 21 3:30 pm in the PLC.

New Elementary Science Standards Review

This session will give be an introduction the new proposed science standards for grades K-5 as well as an overview of "3D Science Learning".


January 22, 2016

Gifted Professional Learning for Gifted Lead Teachers:

Elementary "Group B" Gifted Leads 2:45 - 3:10

Topics for this learning session include Achievement Level Descriptors and AdvancED Standards. This session will be a webinar. Access details will be emailed to participants.


January 25, 2016 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Writing in the Secondary Classroom

This workshop will provide practical strategies and classroom activities to strengthen students' writing. Please follow the surveymonkey link below to register for this course:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Writing_Jan25

Registration will close on Wednesday, January 20th.

Werz CO SD#2


Tuesday, Jan. 26 3:30 pm at SD2.

Math-Science Partnership Cohort STEM Integration

This course focuses on integrating science and STEM in the elementary classroom. This course is for MSP cohort participants only.


Thursday, January 28 4:15 pm in the PLC.

New Secondary Science Standards Review

This session will give be an introduction the new proposed science standards for grades 6-12 as well as an overview of "3D Science Learning".

GOAL SETTING FOR ALL - ESTABLISHING AND MONITORING GOALS FOR SUCCESS

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Leading Forward - Winter Administrative Professional Learning

This session is our mid-year administrative strategic planning session. Participants will analyze data and revise improvement goals for student success.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING - DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS THAT PROMOTE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS SO THAT RIGOROUS STANDARDS CAN BE MASTERED

January 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

Diversity Training for Welch Elementary

Our diversity sessions are designed to support schools in building relationships in classrooms and beyond the classroom walls.


January 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Diversity Training for Atkinson Elementary

Our diversity sessions are designed to support schools in building relationships in classrooms and beyond the classroom walls.