January 9, 2017 Professional Development Day Schedule                                       

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Audience

Title

Description

Location

Time

Registration

Notes

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East Professional Center

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Grade 4 and 5 teachers in the BPN only

The Best Practices Network Professional Learning Session

Description: The Best Practices Network Professional Learning Session will have two areas of focus. One, the instructional shifts for English Language arts and mathematics.  These sessions will be facilitated by our partner; the ESC of Cuyahoga County State Support Team Region 3.  Two, the use of Backwards Design to determine what 4th and 5th grade students’ will need to know and be able to do to meet the shifts required by the standards and the state performance expectations(OST).  These sessions will be facilitated by our network’s Instructional coaches and network team members.

ELA: Teachers will overview the 5 Big Ideas for reading and analyze the standards with an emphasis being placed on anchor standards. Teachers will explore the three instructional shifts with primary attention on complex text and academic vocabulary.

Math: Teachers will explore the three instruction shifts with a concentration on conceptual understanding, procedural skill, and application; linking topics and thinking across grade levels (vertical alignment).  Overview the 8 Common Core Mathematical Practices.

Outcome: Teachers will be provided laptops to explore web base resources to support their instruction in meeting the shifts.  Teachers will engage in rich tasks that can be duplicated as part of their instruction.  Teacher will collaborate on a lesson design they can use.  This meeting will begin to establish a grade level community of 4th and 5th grade teachers who will be able to work across schools within  the network and have an opportunity to continue participating in this collaborative structures if they choose.  The Best Practices in Culture, Language and Achievement Network will be sponsoring the Best Practice Subject Matter Project.

Willson Elementary School

8:30-3:00 p.m.

Click here to register for The Best Practices Network Professional Learning Sessions

Gifted Itinerant Teachers

Gifted Itinerant Teachers Professional Development

Educational Services Center in Independence

8:30-3:00 p.m.

Closed session for gifted itinerant teachers only.

4th-12th Grade Teachers

P.I.E. Conference: Plan, Implement, Engage

 Plan using content and skills necessary for success on high stakes assessments  *  Implement best practices and strategies in the classroom  * Engage all students in their education

4th-12th Grade Teachers are invited to join the Curriculum & Instruction Team for half day or whole day of professional development focused on preparing teachers and students for high stake assessments.

Schedule notes: Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.,followed by the keynote speaker, Michael DeSpezio, at 8:35. All sessions are half day unless otherwise noted.

Morning sessions go from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Lunch is on your own from 12:00-1:00.

Afternoon sessions are 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

*The sessions in this section are a part of the P.I.E. Conference

These are not required sessions. Space is limited, so you must register and have administrator approval in order to attend.

Audience

Title

Description

Location

Time

Registration

Notes

ALL

Language and the Brain- Applying Scientific Understanding to Classroom Pedagogy

Description:  Join Michael DiSpezio, author, educator and television personality as he facilitates an entertaining, informative and pedagogy changing journey in which and understanding of the brain’s processing is applied to best techniques for reaching students through language and reading.

Outcomes: Participants will learn about contemporary research into the brains’ structure and function, and experience an assortment of processing challenges on which to construct an understanding of best practices.

East Professional Center

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Session is Full

4th Grade Social Studies

Every Kid in the Park: Low Bridge Everybody Down and Ways of the Whittlesey              

Description:  Aligned to 4th grade social studies standards, students will engage in interactive games and displays in the visitor center and discover the economic importance of the Ohio & Erie Canal to the region, while helping operate a working canal lock and hiking on the Towpath Trail. Students will discover the culture of the Whittlesey people and other American Indians who once inhabited our region through practicing hunting skills, grinding corn, and listening to American Indian stories.

Outcomes:  Participants will understand how this field experience will deepen content knowledge of the 4th grade social studies standards. They will be able to preschedule their classes for the field experience.

East Professional Center

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Session is Full

4-12 Math

Countdown to the Math OST*

Description: Teachers will discover resources and discuss information to support their teaching practice as they prepare students for success on the math Ohio State Test.  As a learning community we will dive into the Critical Areas of Focus and the Pathways (Appendix A), making connections with the Blueprints, which identifies critical areas of learning for each grade level.  Included in this presentation is the opportunity to experience the online platform and the technical functional skills students will be using during the OST.

Outcomes: Teachers will use this information to build and guide classroom instruction and assessments.  There will be opportunities for teachers to stay connected and continue learning and sharing resources within this working community.

East Professional Center

Afternoon Only

Session is Full

 4-12 ELA

Reading, Writing and the OST*    

Description: Teachers will discover strategies and resources related to the four main ELA topics: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Vocabulary Acquisition that will support teaching practice as they prepare students for success on the ELA Ohio State Tests.  Connect the Blueprints to critical areas of learning for each grade level.  Included in this presentation is the opportunity to experience the online platform and the technical functional skills students will be using during the OST.

Outcomes: Teachers will use this information to build and guide classroom instruction and assessments.  There will be opportunities for teachers to stay connected and continue learning and sharing resources within this working community..

East Professional Center

Afternoon Only

Session is Full

6 - 12 ELA

ELA SpringBoard - Exploring Differentiation Through Process, Product and Conduct

Description:  Learn to use the resources within the SpringBoard program to differentiate instruction through process, product, and content to create a rigorous, student-centered classroom in which all students can meet the expectations of College and Career Readiness Standards. This session addresses the learning needs of English Language Learners, students needing support, and students needing extension in a diverse SpringBoard classroom; it offers teachers the opportunity to plan instruction to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms.

Outcomes:  Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of why, when, and how to differentiate instruction, as well as skills to effectively monitor and adjust instruction in support of the expectations of College and Career Readiness Standards.

East Professional Center

ALL DAY

Session is Full

Art Teachers      

ENCORE in the 21st Century!

Description: Art teachers will be given the opportunity to explore content specific digital resources.

Outcomes: Participants will understand how the latest in digital resources can support their content specific instruction as well as provide students with necessary technological skills necessary for success in all subjects and high stakes tests.

East Professional Center

8:30-11:00 a.m.

Session is Full

Music Teachers

ENCORE in the 21st Century!

Description: Music teachers will be given the opportunity to explore content specific digital resources.

Outcomes:  Participants will understand how the latest in digital resources can support their content specific instruction as well as provide students with necessary technological skills necessary for success in all subjects and high stakes tests.

East Professional Center

12:00 -2:30 p.m.

Session is Full

Health Teachers

ENCORE in the 21st 

Century!

Description:  Health teachers will be given the opportunity to explore content specific digital resources.

Outcomes:  Participants will understand how the latest in digital resources can support their content specific instruction as well as provide students with necessary technological skills necessary for success in all subjects and high stakes tests.

East Professional Center

8:30-11:00 a.m.

Session is Fulls

World Language Teachers

ENCORE in the 21st Century!

Description:  World Language teachers will be given the opportunity to explore content specific digital resources.

Outcomes:  Participants will understand how the latest in digital resources can support their content specific instruction as well as provide students with necessary technological skills necessary for success in all subjects and high stakes tests.

East Professional Center

12:00 -2:30 p.m.

Session is Full

PE Teachers

UltraMission-All day session

Description:  Ultramission will introduce experiential theory and provide engaging practice opportunities. Participants will be challenged and encouraged to work together to solve problems and brainstorm applications to meet the needs of their specific student populations. Wear your sneakers and be ready to play and learn!

 

Outcomes:  Participants will be able to: Recognize and understand the theory of experiential education and that each experiential activity includes a challenge by choice and debriefing.  Apply the 7 Steps of Problem Solving model to their classrooms. Understand the importance of proper sequencing of problem-­solving activities to achieve optimal success. Identity the Four Pillars of Outward Bound and Common Practices

East Professional Center

ALL DAY

Session is Full

ENCORE Teachers

Join the Fold with Foldables!

Description:  What is a Foldable? A Foldable is a 3-D, student-made, interactive graphic organizer. Making Foldables gives students a fast, kinesthetic activity that helps them organize and retain information.

Outcomes:  Participants will be able to differentiate and support instruction through using interactive graphic organizers.

East Professional Center

8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:00 -2:30 p.m.

Session is Full

HS Social Studies

Hitting the Target: Strategies to Clarify Instructional Focus

Description: Participants will use the Backwards Design Framework to examine ODE tools and resources developed to support the learning that will be assessed by the OST.  Facilitators will model classroom strategies and activities designed to enhance classroom instruction that is aligned to social studies content statements and expectations for learning.

Outcomes:

Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of how students' knowledge of content and mastery of skills will be assessed on the OST.  Participants will examine the tools provided by ODE and discuss their use during classroom instruction.  Participants will learn strategies that support the learning of content and skills that will be assess by the OST.

East Professional Center

Morning Only

Session is Full

6th Grade Social Studies

Hitting the Target: Strategies to Clarify Instructional Focus

Description: Participants will use the Backwards Design Framework to examine ODE tools and resources developed to support the learning that will be assessed by the OST.  Facilitators will model classroom strategies and activities designed to enhance classroom instruction that is aligned to social studies content statements and expectations for learning.

Outcomes:

Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of how students' knowledge of content and mastery of skills will be assessed on the OST.  Participants will examine the tools provided by ODE and discuss their use during classroom instruction.  Participants will learn strategies that support the learning of content and skills that will be assess by the OST.

East Professional Center

Afternoon Only

Session is Full

6 - 12 Math

Math SpringBoard - Exploring Differentiation Through Process, Product and Conduct

Description:  Learn to use the resources within the SpringBoard program to differentiate instruction through process, product, and content to create a rigorous, student-centered classroom in which all students can meet the expectations of College and Career Readiness Standards. This session addresses the learning needs of English Language Learners, students needing support, and students needing extension in a diverse SpringBoard classroom; it offers teachers the opportunity to plan instruction to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms.

Outcomes:  Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of why, when, and how to differentiate instruction, as well as skills to effectively monitor and adjust instruction in support of the expectations of College and Career Readiness Standards.ct

East Professional Center

ALL DAY

Session is Full

4th Grade Teachers

Ohio as America

Description: Participants will examine, Ohio As America, a 4th grade social studies online textbook that combines digital technology and multimedia with traditional best practices.  This resource includes hands-on activities, content based videos, and interactive assessment exercises that prepare students for the social studies OST.

Outcomes: Participants will learn how to integrate this resource with other classroom resources.  They will learn how to use the assessment exercises to prepare their students for the OST.

East Professional Center

Morning Only

Session is Full

All Teachers

Ohio’s State Test (OST)

Description:  Learn the latest about the OST’s, formally known as the End of Course Exams.  Gain insight into the tools and technology that students will find necessary to be successful for the on-line exams. Explore the content and context through use of Ohio’s New Learning Standards and the testing blueprints.

Outcomes:  Teachers will be able to use testing blueprints to plan for instruction.  Teachers will know what technological skills students will need to complete the tests.

East Professional Center

Morning Only

Session is Full

HS Science          

The Science of the OST/OGT

Description:  How can I best prepare my students for success on high stakes science tests?  What resources are available to teachers, students and families?  During this session, we will explore several high impact strategies and resources to help prepare your students for the upcoming science exams.

Outcomes:  Teachers will leave with a list of resources and high impact strategies to incorporate into their daily planning in order to engage students and prepare for either the OGT or OST.

East Professional Center

Afternoon Only

Session is Full

4-5 ELA

ThinkCentral Support for OST-ELA

Description:  Participants will examine the tools within ThinkCentral that support success on the Ohio State Test.  The Performance and Benchmark Assessments, which are designed with the rigorous content and format of the OST, will be highlighted.

Outcomes:  Participants will be able to identify the resources available within ThinkCentral that support the OST format and rigor.  Teachers will return to their classrooms will the knowledge and skill to individualize lessons/activities for OST preparation.

East Professional Center

Morning or Afternoon

Session is Full

4, 5,7 and 8 Science        

Informed Science Instruction: Standards Mastery and OST Prep Using Science Fusion

Description: Join us to learn more about the Science Fusion resources designed to prepare your students for the AIR Science assessment. We will also take a deep look into data informed, standards-based intervention and the AIR grade level "test specs" and associated Science Fusion resources.

Outcomes:  Teachers will be able to navigate test prep resources, assign materials, report progress and use data to improve grade level ONLS mastery.  They will understand the resources available for students to practice applying standards and 21st century skills

East Professional Center

Morning or Afternoon

Session is Full

4-5 Science        

Ohio Science Fusion: Getting Started Again and Some other Stuff

Description: Participate in a condensed “Getting Started” course, customized to address Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Science, the importance of hands-on inquiry and concept application, Ohio Science Fusion program organization, and key components of the Ohio Science Fusion print and digital curriculum designed to engage students and encourage exploration.

Outcomes:  Teachers will understand how to help students engage with science content and apply critical thinking to problem solving across the curriculum and real world. They will learn to utilize the Ohio Science Fusion tools to help plan for inquiry experiences in the classroom and to tie these experiences into the grade level field work. Teachers will navigate the digital curriculum to support standards based instruction.

East Professional Center

Morning or Afternoon

Session is Full

6-8 Science

Ohio Science Fusion: Getting Started Again and Some other Stuff

Description: Participate in a condensed “Getting Started” course, customized to address Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Science, the importance of hands-on inquiry and concept application, Ohio Science Fusion program organization, and key components of the Ohio Science Fusion print and digital curriculum designed to engage students and encourage exploration.

Outcomes:  Teachers will understand how to help students engage with science content and apply critical thinking to problem solving across the curriculum and real world. They will learn to utilize the Ohio Science Fusion tools to help plan for inquiry experiences in the classroom and to tie these experiences into the grade level field work. Teachers will navigate the digital curriculum to support standards based instruction.

East Professional Center

Morning or Afternoon

Session is Full

All Teachers

Study Island

Description:  Teachers will discover resources and discuss information to support their teaching practice through the use of Study Island as they prepare students for success on the Ohio State Test. As a learning community we will dive into the Critical Areas of Focus and the ways to utilize the data within Study Island to inform instruction that will lead to improved student achievement on the OST.  

Outcomes: Teachers will use this information to build and guide classroom instruction and assessments.   Teachers will also learn to use the Sensei Dashboard and how to access various reports.  Teachers will also discover how to utilize Study Island to differentiate instruction and also as a tool for RTI.

East Professional Center

Morning or Afternoon

Session is Full

All Teachers

Collaboration and Colleagues    

Description: Collaborate with colleagues to design lessons and activities using one or more of the strategies learned throughout the P.I.E. professional development.

Outcomes:  Participants will complete an Exit Slip demonstrating the application or integration of a strategy learned during one of the sessions to their content and grade level.  Teachers are expected to submit their lesson via smart sheet.

East Professional Center

Morning or Afternoon

Session is Full

Other Roles

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Description

Location

Time

Registration

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