Available Professional Learning Sessions

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Title
Audience
Delivery
Start Date
Start Time
Credit Hours
Description
**FULL** Active Threat Events
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
01:00 PM
1.5
Overview of active threat events that have impacted the education setting and lessons learned.
**FULL** Active Threat Events
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
01:00 PM
1.5
Overview of active threat events that have impacted the education setting and lessons learned.
Building Interactivity into Your Schoology Courses
Secondary Teachers
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
3
This session will build off the “Building Strong Blended Learning Environments in Schoology” to provide a deeper look at ways and tools that you can use to make your Schoology course more interactive for students.
Classroom Safety
Everyone
Online
01/24/20
12:00 AM
0.5
Whether you are a teacher, teacher’s aide, substitute teacher, or other staff member who works in the classroom, this basic course will help you deal with practical, everyday situations you face in the classroom and help you avoid injuries.
Classroom Safety
Everyone
Online
03/27/20
12:00 AM
0.5
Whether you are a teacher, teacher’s aide, substitute teacher, or other staff member who works in the classroom, this basic course will help you deal with practical, everyday situations you face in the classroom and help you avoid injuries.
CLEVER Apps: Discovery Education Streaming
Everyone
In Person
12/18/19
07:40 AM
1
With our CLEVER sign on, assigning DE Streaming content to your students has never been easier! Explore and review the variety of content and tools now available in DE streaming. Teachers will learn to search for whole class instructional materials as well as assigning individual content to students. Please bring a lesson plan idea!
CLEVER Apps: Discovery Education Streaming
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
10:00 AM
1
With our CLEVER sign on, assigning DE Streaming content to your students has never been easier! Explore and review the variety of content and tools now available in DE streaming. Teachers will learn to search for whole class instructional materials as well as assigning individual content to students. Please bring a lesson plan idea!
Conflict Management : Managing the Angry Parent
Everyone
Online
01/24/20
12:00 AM
0.5
This course is designed for any school staff member who may need to address the concerns of an angry parent. Topics include an explanation of "de-escalation" and a list of de-escalation strategies, an overview of the four basic Conflict Management models, and a description of effective interpersonal communication strategies.
Conflict Management : Managing the Angry Parent
Everyone
Online
03/27/20
12:00 AM
0.5
This course is designed for any school staff member who may need to address the concerns of an angry parent. Topics include an explanation of "de-escalation" and a list of de-escalation strategies, an overview of the four basic Conflict Management models, and a description of effective interpersonal communication strategies.
Curriculum Writing - 6 hrs
Everyone
In Person
06/01/20
08:00 AM
6
Curriculum writing - principal permission only
Designing for a 3D Printer
Tech Ed Teachers
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
3.5
Attendees will learn how to implement 3-D printers into their curriculum. This course will start with an introduction to solid modeling and culminate with a completed lesson plan including a printed example.
Differentiating & Facilitating Blended Learning in Schoology
Secondary Teachers
In Person
03/27/20
08:00 AM
3
Schoology recently developed some very cool ways to differentiate and personalize learning for students! Learn how to use these functionalities and other ways to monitor student learning, communicate effectively, and hold the students accountable.
Disruptive Student Behavior
Everyone
Online
01/24/20
12:00 AM
0.5
This course will help school staff members identify, understand, and manage the most common causes of disruptive behavior by students. Topics covered include the three categories of student misbehavior, the four categories of chronic student misbehavior, and the importance of analyzing the causes of chronic misbehavior and developing an effective intervention plan.
Disruptive Student Behavior
Everyone
Online
03/27/20
12:00 AM
0.5
This course will help school staff members identify, understand, and manage the most common causes of disruptive behavior by students. Topics covered include the three categories of student misbehavior, the four categories of chronic student misbehavior, and the importance of analyzing the causes of chronic misbehavior and developing an effective intervention plan.
Diversity Awareness : Staff-to-Student
Everyone
Online
01/24/20
12:00 AM
0.5
The goal of this course is to provide school staff members with an overview of issues related to staff-to-student diversity. Topics covered include defining diversity, identifying behaviors - both intentional and unintentional - that can discriminate or contribute to a hostile learning environment, examining communication strategies that will enable staff members to comply with district and state policies, and exploring positive reinforcing behaviors that show respect and appreciation for students who are different than you.
Diversity Awareness : Staff-to-Student
Everyone
Online
03/27/20
12:00 AM
0.5
The goal of this course is to provide school staff members with an overview of issues related to staff-to-student diversity. Topics covered include defining diversity, identifying behaviors - both intentional and unintentional - that can discriminate or contribute to a hostile learning environment, examining communication strategies that will enable staff members to comply with district and state policies, and exploring positive reinforcing behaviors that show respect and appreciation for students who are different than you.
Every Child by Name, Face, and Family Story
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
2
In this course you will examine your current strengths and weaknesses regarding parental engagement programs and create personalized strategies for improving them. In addition, you’ll be prepared to successfully reach parents of students who may need extra support in the classroom, discuss barriers to participation and learn about creative solutions for the management of risk factors for either the child or school relationship.
Growth Mindset
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
09:00 AM
1
This course will provide an overview and understanding of growth mindset. Classroom resources including trade books will be shared during the course. The course will include time to collaborate with colleagues about ways to build this capacity within students.
Growth Mindset
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
09:00 AM
1
This course will provide an overview and understanding of growth mindset. Classroom resources including trade books will be shared during the course. The course will include time to collaborate with colleagues about ways to build this capacity within students.
Implementing Accommodations for Students with IEPs
Secondary Teachers
In Person
01/24/20
08:30 AM
2
• Accessing IEP student list based on counselor
• Accessing IEP &/or IEP at a glance
• Fill in chart of accommodations
• Samples of tests with & without accommodations
Incorporating Laser Technology
Tech Ed Teachers
In Person
03/27/20
08:00 AM
3.5
Attendees will learn how to create and output designs using the laser printer. The course will include a tutorial on CorelDRAW and demonstrations on various materials and capabilities. Each person will create a product that can be incorporated into a new or existing lesson
Maximizing Our Library Resources
Cornwall Elem. Staff
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
2
In this class, participants will learn about the online resources available through the school library to support their curriculum and instruction. An emphasis will be placed on using Destiny Discover and databases such as World Book Online and CultureGrams. Participants will have the opportunity to curate materials and resources that directly support their instruction. Please bring your laptop.
Practical Application of STEM Activities in the 21st Century Classroom
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
3
In this session, you will participate in a STEM activity used in 7th grade social studies and have time to begin developing a STEM activity for use in your classroom.
Professional learning on Twitter
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
08:00 AM
3
Participants will read a professional book (some examples could be: Teach Like a Pirate, Culturize, The Pepper Effect, The Revolution, Learning Transformed, Learn Like a Pirate, etc.) and apply their learning from the book to share with other participants during a culminating Twitter chat. Through this professional learning opportunity, teachers will experience learning on a new platform (Twitter), apply ideas from their reading, and respond to other participants via Twitter chat.
Social and Emotional Learning
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
09:00 AM
2
Session will focus on making material relevant, relatable, and engaging. Also, looking at how to make accommodations that provide variability in students brains by giving them multiple options for how to approach their learning.
**FULL** Stop the Bleed
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
3.5
Course will teach the participants how to use tourniquets, pressure dressings, and z fold dressings to address traumatic injuries that result in large amounts of blood loss.
**FULL** Stop the Bleed
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
08:00 AM
3.5
Course will teach the participants how to use tourniquets, pressure dressings, and z fold dressings to address traumatic injuries that result in large amounts of blood loss.
Strategies for Understanding English Learners
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
3
This session will explore strategies that can help English Learners be successful in any classroom. There will be opportunities to learn how to incorporate the strategies into lesson plans and practice modifying assessments and assignments to meet the varying needs of your English Learners.
Stress Management
Everyone
Online
01/24/20
12:00 AM
0.5
This course will provide employees with information needed to manage and reduce stress. Common themes include understanding stress and its effects on you, ways to manage stress, and ways to stay ahead of stress.
Stress Management
Everyone
Online
03/27/20
12:00 AM
0.5
This course will provide employees with information needed to manage and reduce stress. Common themes include understanding stress and its effects on you, ways to manage stress, and ways to stay ahead of stress.
Teaching Strategies to Grab Student Interest & Activate Their Thinking
Everyone
In Person
01/14/20
02:45 PM
1.5
As we try to persevere through the winter and rid ourselves of cabin fever, now can be a great time to rethink how we are presenting our material to our students. Learn creative ways that you can use media to grab student interest and bulid suspense for your lesson! Attendees will walk away with strategies they can use immediately in their classroom!
Teaching Strategies to Grab Student Interest & Activate Their Thinking
Everyone
In Person
01/16/20
03:15 PM
1.5
As we try to persevere through the winter and rid ourselves of cabin fever, now can be a great time to rethink how we are presenting our material to our students. Learn creative ways that you can use media to grab student interest and bulid suspense for your lesson! Attendees will walk away with strategies they can use immediately in their classroom!
Transitioning Your Schoology Course to the Next Semester Class
Secondary Teachers
In Person
01/24/20
12:00 PM
1.5
This session will provide you support and time to work on transitioning materials so they are ready for your next semester’s classes.
Union Canal Library Databases and Makerspaces
Union Canal Teachers
In Person
01/28/20
03:50 PM
2
Join us for a fun presentation about information and activities to use in your classroom or in the makerspace room. One hour will include time to investigate and create lessons centered on library related databases with information, games, and images. The second hour will include activities available in our makerspace room and how to access them. Half of the class will enjoy makerspace while the other half enjoys the library. Then we will switch.
Using a ‘Lock Box’ to Extend the K-2 Curriculum
K-2 Teachers
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
3
Have you wanted to try a Lock Box or Escape Room in your classroom? At this in-service you will learn how to plan, implement, and build these awesome learning experiences for your primary grade students. These Lock Boxes will have your students problem solving, collaborating, and applying knowledge from multiple content areas. I have two scenarios ready to share with you but come prepared to adapt my ideas to meet your grade level needs.
Using Social Media to Engage Families
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
09:30 AM
1.5
Looking for ways to engage our families in the awesome things happening in your classrooms? Let’s chat about meeting our families where they are—social media! Set up accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Wakelet…Learn the basics of these three platforms and find out how to connect with our students and families.
Using Social Media to Engage Families
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
10:00 AM
1.5
Looking for ways to engage our families in the awesome things happening in your classrooms? Let’s chat about meeting our families where they are—social media! Set up accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Wakelet…Learn the basics of these three platforms and find out how to connect with our students and families.
Using Social Media to Tell Your Story
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
1.5
Schools have to be cognizant and intentional in their engagement of their families and communities. The use of social media to tell our stories and publicize the incredible opportunities provided for our students is essential to the success of our schools. As school leaders, we cannot depend on other people to showcase the awesome experiences that our students have in our organizations!
Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data
Everyone
In Person
01/24/20
08:00 AM
1
Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work. Setting up your classes student data so that it is accessible to them, informative to them, and a motivator for student achievement and success. Examine ways to create useful student data that allows students to take greater ownership of their learning.
Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data
Everyone
In Person
03/27/20
08:00 AM
1
Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work. Setting up your classes student data so that it is accessible to them, informative to them, and a motivator for student achievement and success. Examine ways to create useful student data that allows students to take greater ownership of their learning.