Professional Development Opportunities

Structures and strategies for Secondary Math Teachers


December 7th to 11th, 2020    


Certificate: 7.5 contact hours
*Course is open December 7th to 11th. Synchronous opening and closing of the course are December 7th at 3PM to 4PM and December 11th at 3PM to 4PM. Attendees must attend the Virtual opening and closing sessions and complete the asynchronous work. *Designed for grade 6-12 special education math teachers and general education math teacher, this virtual workshop will cover structures and strategies that increase engagement in our remote and in-person classroom. We will discuss community building techniques and lesson delivery strategies along with experiencing tech based as well as pencil to paper activities that help engage your students in doing math. Attendees will walk away with ready to implement strategies and activities for their secondary math classroom whether in a special education or general education setting.
Presenter: Juliana Tapper: Math Intervention Specialist and Founder; CollaboratEd Consulting LLC
Registration Link : https://forms.gle/kutgNHUSHo2nvz1C9 


LEXIA Core5 Training – 2 sessions Core5 Launch AND Core5 Instructional Materials January 11th 2:30 to 4pm AND January 25th 8am to 9:30am (VIRTUAL)
**This training is for member district staff ONLY.  Teachers must work for one of the following districts: Big Sandy/Simla, Calhan, Peyton, Elbert, Miami Yoder, Edison, Ellicott, Hanover, Fremont, SOE, and/or BOCES East.**
Core5 Launch: An Overview of Lexia Core5 Reading on January 11th -- 2:30pm to 4pm 
This professional learning session will prepare school literacy teams to:
• Understand Lexia’s blended learning model
• Explore the student online experience and the Core5 Scope and Sequence
• Identify resources for ongoing professional learning
Educators will need a device (laptop or computer) and a myLexia login for this session.
Core5 Instructional Materials: Connecting Online Learning with Offline Instructional Support January 25th -- 8am to 9:30am
During this professional learning session, participants will:
• Integrate the Core5 Blended Learning Model into the classroom
• Understand how to implement Lexia’s instructional resources (Lexia Lessons, Lexia Connections, Lexia Skill Builders, and the Core5 Resources Hub) 
• Discuss various uses for Lexia Instructional Resources and learn how to effectively implement them as part of a blended learning model

Prerequisites:
• Launch Session 
• All staff members have logged in to www.myLexia.com at least once prior to the session Educators will need a device (laptop or computer) and a myLexia login for this session. 
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/w9qKSz7DuhbGq8zr9
    

LEXIA PowerUp – 2 sessions PowerUp Launch AND PowerUp Instructional Materials January 15th 2:30pm to 4pm AND January 29th 8am to 9:30am (VIRTUAL)
**This training is for member district staff ONLY.  Teachers must work for one of the following districts: Big Sandy/Simla, Calhan, Peyton, Elbert, Miami Yoder, Edison, Ellicott, Hanover, Fremont, SOE, and/or BOCES East.**
PowerUp Launch: An Overview of Lexia PowerUp Literacy on January 15th -- 2:30pm to 4pm
Description: Participants will gain a working knowledge of PowerUp’s personalized learning pathways, and learn how to leverage the program’s blended learning model to support student gains in reading proficiency.Educators will need a device (laptop or computer) and a myLexia login for this session
PowerUp Instructional Materials: Connecting Online Learning with Face‐to‐Face Instruction January 29th -- 8am to 9:30am
Participants will learn how to implement the offline Instructional Materials to reinforce and extend students’ online learning through speaking and writing activities.
 Prerequisites:
      • Launch Session  
      • All staff members have logged in to www.myLexia.com at least once prior to the session Educators will need a device (laptop or computer) to review their own data 

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/akJGayWkdmfQ8f8W8   


Executive Functioning
January 18th 8AM to 22nd 11:59PM, 2021 (Virtual through Schoolology)
Teachers have all worked with students who have executive function skill deficits.
Some skill deficits might include: inability to start in-class assignments, tendency to lose things, inclination to make impulsive remarks, tendency to be late, etc. 
This training will provide dozens of proven, effective and research driven strategies for working with students who are lacking in the executive function skills of organization, time management, emotional regulation, attention and memory.  These practical ideas improve instruction and are easy to implement, while also providing strategies that struggling students can use throughout their lifetime. 
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/mo8oz1nVZxZz82S16 


Differentiation and MTSS
February 8th 8AM to 12th 11:59PM, 2021 (Virtual through Schoolology)
Differentiation is taking place any time a teacher is responding to various learning styles and needs within their classroom. 
Reaching out to individuals, small groups and even whole group teaching can be considered different ways teachers try to reach all their students to improve learning outcomes
This training will provide teachers with a deeper understanding of Multi-Tiered System of Supports and how they relate to differentiation best practices.  It will also provide teachers with practical and easy to implement differentiation strategies to support the various learners they teach each and every day. 
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/6dR7kWmNBsMx44PXA 


Cooperative Learning Strategies and Structures and how to apply them in the virtual and in person settings  
March 29th 8AM to April 2nd 11:59 PM (Virtual through Schoolology)
Cooperative learning helps students to process, problem solve and apply the material they’re learning.  Through conversations and interactions, learning comes alive and students begin to learn from one another in a supportive learning community.  When it comes to cooperative learning in a virtual format and/or socially distanced format, strategies need to be modified to best support the learning environment and to ensure conversations and learning is taking place.  Keeping students engaged and learning during this time is possible! This course will provide teachers with a foundational understanding of cooperative learning theory along with several strategies that can be used the next day with students. 
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/VAHsQZMne7PWYJid8 




    English Language Learner (ELL)


    Teacher Professional Development 2020-2021

       Self-Paced Virtual Trainings

    PLEASE NOTE: All ELL trainings are VIRTUAL and self-paced for the week specified through SCHOOLOLOGY.  After registering, participants will receive an email confirming registration, a reminder email the week before the training, and an email from the instructor the evening before the class opens with the course code and instructions for accessing Schoolology.

     

    Language Acquisition and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

    Virtual through Schoolology -- Course will be open online from November 16,2020 8:00 am to November20, 2020 Midnight

    For asynchronous work 7.5 contact hours

    The purpose of this session is to prepare teachers to gather and use language-based assessment results within a strengths-based framework to provide appropriate instruction for students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.  Educators will understand the major concepts of first and second language acquisition and be able to use progress monitoring and assessment to support student learning. 

    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/wDAPdkBL1oNpMseAA

     

    Literacy Development for English Learners

    Virtual through Schoolology -- Course will be open online from January 25,2021 8:00 am to January 29, 2021 Midnight

    For asynchronous work 7.5 contact hours

    This session will present research-based practices, aligned to the expectations of the CCSS, that will support teachers with teaching reading and writing in content areas to ELs so that they become fluent readers and writers. Success in literacy equals academic success in school.

    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/2tqxNaX1Njk8VSU16

     

    Culturally Responsive Learning Environments

    Virtual through Schoolology -- Course will be open online from February 22,2021 8:00am to February 26, 2021 Midnight

    For asynchronous work 7.5 contact hours

    This session will focus on creating a culturally responsive learning environment to support equitable academic access and opportunity for all populations, with a focus on CLD student populations. (The "E" in the SERVE acronym!)

    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/XxtXiKnSsHW6ET6L7

     

    Differentiating Instruction for English Learners

    Virtual through Schoolology -- Course will be open online from April 19, 2021 8:00am to April 23, 2021 Midnight

    For asynchronous work 7.5 contact hours

    The focus of this session is to further participants’ abilities to intentionally and systematically plan instruction to meet the critical language needs of English learners. Participants will strategically plan for interactions and the use of differentiated supports/scaffolds based on students’ levels of English language development/proficiency.


    Find more information about English Learner PD Requirements from CDE here.
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