California teacher of the year, Alex Kajitani, gives tips and tricks to building meaningful connections with students in math class. Note: This course is only available online.
This course is designed to cover the required topics set forth by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. This course should be used as an introduction to the topic of dyslexia and if further education is required or desired, please consult the resources within the course to further your education.
In today’s educational landscape, teachers must be ready to teach online, in-person, or in-between. This fast-paced module gives you 10 highly effective strategies,
tips and resources that you can use immediately to get your students engaged in math when you need to teach remotely. Schools may close, but learning never stops, and this module will show you how to help your students thrive in math and in life. Note: This course is only available online.
Designing and delivering an intentional, well-structured lesson plan is a critical factor in effective math teaching. In reality, getting from the start of a lesson to the end includes a lot of twists and turns along the way (i.e., it rarely goes like you think it will), and keeping students excited and engaged can be a challenge for any teacher. And even though you’ve taught your heart out, how do you know if your students have actually learned anything? This module gives a simple, clear overview of the “Launch, Explore, Summarize” lesson plan framework, that can be used (and modified) to teach any lesson, at any grade level, and discusses different ways of assessing student learning that go beyond quizzes and tests! Note: This course is only available online.
For newcomer English learner students, school and learning can be difficult, intimidating and present quite a challenge for the teacher. This module will explore the experiences of newcomer students, the stages of language acquisition, and specific, implementable strategies that you can use to build relationships and maximize learning while they learn math. Note: This course is only available online.
This training will get substitute teachers ready to tackle the daily challenges that come along with substituting a different group of students everyday.
Using data to drive decisions in the classroom that will increase student achievement.
This course is designed to introduce you to basic information and concepts related to working with ELLs. This course addresses ELL Basics, ELL Proficiency Levels, and ELL Abilities, Activities, and Strategies.
This course is designed to give educators strategies and resources for conducting virtual learning in a whole group and small group setting.
Seesaw (seesaw.me or seesaw.com) is a student engagement platform that empowers students to create, share, collaborate, and reflect on work online using photos, text, drawings, and links. Their work is compiled in one place and can be shared with their classmates, families, or in a blog. The teacher is in control of what is shared and who has access to the work. This course is an introduction on how to create a Seesaw classroom, student work using Seesaw's creative tools, classroom assignments, and a community of learners. ********* After going through this course, you will know how to do the following in Seesaw: set up an account and class with students and parents; Create, reflect on, and interact with work using the creative suite; Create and assign activities; Build and share a classroom blog.
Google Classroom is a Learning Management System (or LMS) that provides a space for students to access their classwork, interact with their class, and submit assignments all online. The teacher is able to send announcements and notifications through the Stream section, post assignments through the Classwork section, invite students and co-teachers in the People section, and give grades and feedback in the Grades section. This course is an introduction to how to create and manage a Google Classroom which can be accessed through "classroom.google.com".
After going through this course, you will be able to create a class, invite students and teachers, create an assignment, organize assignments using Google Calendar and Drive, communicate with students through the Stream, enter grades, and give feedback.
Learn writing strategies for every discipline, curriculum and content that improve student mastery and increase engagement.
This session is an overview of the importance of NWEA, how the test helps you as a student and goal-setting. Students will leave with a vision board that motivates them to meet their NWEA growth goal.
This session is designed specifically to put your data to use in your own classrooms and school. Teachers will focus on analyzing data to form small groups of students for RtI. Administrators and instructional coaches will use this session to identify school-wide trends.
Use Doug Lemov's highly effective Teach Like a Champion strategies to learn techniques to check for and develop a complete understanding using intentional questioning. Participants will also learn the skill of Cold Call to keep all students accountable, No Opt-Out to implement high expectations for all learners and Wait Time to allow for students to ponder and develop answers. Each piece can be a stand-alone 1-hour workshop as well: Checks for Understanding, Wait Time, No Opt-Out & Right is Right and Cold Call.
Show Call and Art of the Sentence work well in tandem: Art of the Sentence asks students to synthesize a complex idea, summarize a reading or distill a discussion in a single, well-crafted sentence. It’s a rigorous task that can improve the quality of students’ writing. Show Call is a tool for accountability for that written work. Show Call encourages students to give their best effort on their writing and can be used to leverage work of individual students to improve the writing of the entire class.
Participants will focus on 5 strands of Teach Like a Champion practices to support establishing a positive culture. Establishing a positive culture can be delivered at any point throughout the school year but is most effective for summer professional development sessions. Modules include Compliance You Can See, Firm-Calm Finesse, Least Invasive Intervention, Positive Precise Praise and Systems and Routines.
Believe it or not, students do not come to you knowing how to take effective notes. Find ways to help students learn how to take notes effectively. Session will include structured formats like Cornell Notes as well as general tips to help students practice and improve their note-taking skills.
For many students, adding sketches, color and variety to their notes helps reinforce their learning. Come explore how bullet journals and sketchnotes might help your "out of the box" students find a way to take more effective notes. No special skills, talents or tools required!
Do you work with a challenging student or two? Explore best practices that help transform your students from disengaged and challenging to engaged and productive.
Administrators will examine student goal setting and mentoring protocols while while planning school-wide rollouts. The focus will be on teaching mentors and teachers about conversations with students to discuss performance, goals and action plans while focusing on student-level reporting.
Simplify classroom workflow with student-driven digital portfolios. With Seesaw, you can collect and organize all students' digital and physical work while engaging parents with real-time updates on their children's school day.
Master strategies that will help students understand content more deeply and in a way that translates to summative assessments, specifically state assessments.
Learn reading strategies for every discipline, curriculum and content that improve student mastery and increase engagement.
Help your students grow increasingly resourceful at problem solving and learn how to make essential questions that increase rigor in your classroom. Applicable to all subject areas and grade levels.
Participants will focus on how to set effective goals for students and teach students to do the same for themselves in a personalized learning context.
In a personalized learning environment, participants will focus on data-driven groupings and determine what to teach when to small student groups.
Participants will learn effective strategies for mentoring students in a personalized learning environment, participate in student mentoring conversations and work on scheduling to implement mentoring in their classrooms and/or school site.
Participants will use rubrics and data from learning management systems to give meaningful feedback to students on projects, assessments and assignments. Also, there will be a focus on communicating progress and data to parents, the board and the community.
Increase the use of technology in your classroom to best serve English Language Learners. Begin by exploring applications that are a useful addition to your ELL strategies, and implement them into your daily instruction.
Overview of NWEA MAP reports that advanced users commonly need. Learning Continuum reports, Achievement Status and Growth Reports and Student Profile reports will be the focus. For the purposes of discussion, your classroom and school's data will be used.
Overview of NWEA MAP reports that new-to-NWEA administrators commonly need. District Summary Report, Projected Proficiency Report and Student Growth Summary Report will be the focus with an introduction to the best reports for teachers. For the purposes of discussion, sample data will be used.
Overview of NWEA MAP reports that new users commonly need. Class, Class Breakdown and Learning Continuum reports will be the focus with an introduction to Achievement Status and Growth and Student Profile reports. For the purposes of discussion, sample data will be used.
Teachers will examine NWEA data and plan conversations with students to discuss performance, goals and action plans. The focus will be on the interactive Student Profile, but we will also cover the Goal Setting Worksheet and Progress Report.
Review of NWEA MAP reports that administrators commonly need to set school-wide goals and drive towards results. The focus will be a professional development plan for training staff on NWEA reports from summer to spring as well as creating an "NWEA Culture" at your district or school site.
Participants will learn about the powerful use of graphic organizers and how to use them as a strategy to change the culture of a classroom and even a school. Graphic organizers are applicable to all subject areas and grade levels.
Using the data from your NWEA reports, plan instruction and set growth goals both for your class as a whole and for individual students. Encourage growth by helping students focus on specific skills, create action plans and celebrate progress.
Learn what interactive notebooks are and where they fit into your instruction. Participants will also learn how to integrate interactive notebooks into their lessons and manage their time and resources while using interactive notebooks. This workshop applies to all subjects and grade levels and includes creative note-taking, effective note-taking and foldables.
Foldables are three-dimensional, interactive graphic organizers that quickly organize and display data. Learn how to replace teacher-generated photocopied worksheets with student-generated documents, and learn how to communicate information through visuals like graphs, models, and diagrams.
Explicit Instruction based on Anita Archer's practices is systematic, direct, engaging and success-oriented professional development that promotes achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. We will review the following objectives: clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, strategies, skills and routines to teach; design and deliver effective lessons; and give students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the learner's experience.
Participants will learn to use the WIDA assessment, understand the Home Language Survey and explore the characteristics of language acquisition for English Language Learners.
Participants will learn instructional strategies designed to promote cooperation and communication in the classroom, boost students' confidence and retain their interest in lessons.
The Do's and Dont's session will provide easy tips for those new to working with ELL students. Participants will understand how to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
Participants will use data to find pattern and trends on grade, school and district levels and move to action planning by prioritizing focus areas. Participants will plan for reteaching gaps in standards, curriculum and student services. This workshop can be tailored to teacher learners and administrative teams.
We will dive deep into differentiation by learning what differentiation is and what it isn't. Then, we will explore strategies to accommodate your students' learning styles that can be implemented immediately after training.
Introduction of various forms of data collection and the purpose of each, including screeners, diagnostics, informal and informal assessments, progress monitoring and benchmark assessments. Participants will leave with familiarity of multiple types of assessments and a plan to implement assessments of their choice in their classroom or school.
Dive into cooperative learning, an instructional strategy in which small student groups work together on a common task. This teaching method is an excellent way to allow students to think critically without relying on you for answers. Implement elements of critical thinking and student-driven classrooms using cooperative learning.
Participants will learn how to foster summarization skills, focus on main ideas and explore sequencing by engaging students in comics. This session will support teachers in encouraging creativity using comic apps and websites.
The most important question is one of practice: how do we create rich environments where all students learn at a high level? One useful tool, Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels, can help teachers meet that challenge. Depth of Knowledge (DoK) categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them. Join us to dive into using Webb's DOK Levels to transform your student work products and challenge thinking every day.
Close reading is thoughtful, critical analysis of a text that focuses on significant details or patterns to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text’s form, craft, meanings, etc. Close reading includes many elements, including using short passages and excerpts, diving right into the text with limited pre-reading activities, rereading deliberately and discussing the text with others. Learn how to implement in your school and classroom to increase student engagement and understanding.
Strategies for students in every discipline to better understand and interpret charts, tables and graphs.
Quick Tips to Benefit ELL students will teach you to use language development standards to design your lessons. Participants will also get tools to plan a language development rich lesson, which benefits all students in the classroom.
Participants who have worked with ELL students before will advance their strategies in increasing the rigor of ELL instruction, add research-based instructional strategies to the ELL toolbox and practice effective instructional strategies in a supportive environment.
Participants will learn 5 ready-to-implement strategies to support English Language Learners with content mastery and practice strategies to use tomorrow in the classroom.
Participants will learn academic vocabulary strategies that will help ALL students and will practice using vocabulary strategies to apply to practice the very next day.