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Transformational Teaching and Learning SPRING 2017

Jan, 2018

(District Course 17/17)

Registration OPEN

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

With the goal to facilitate personalized learning and exploration of true 21st Century instructional practices that enhance student achievement by providing an environment with seamless technology integration and access this innovative approach to Professional Development allows for participating teachers to learn in a way that is personalized, instructionally relevant and formatted to meet their needs based on time constraints and varied commitments.  In addition, teachers will be awarded points for their efforts to take leadership roles at the building and district levels, as well as taking steps to level up current instructional practices with a goal of delivering transformative lessons in an effective classroom environment.

Credits and fees are based upon participation

 

CEU's are based upon participation

 

Credits and fees are based upon participation

Payment Due:  Upon completion of course

 

CEU's are based upon participation

Computer Sciences 4 All

Jan, 2018

(District Course 17/54)

Registration OPEN

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

Register Here

This micro-credentialled professional development opportunity will create a cohort of participants that will develop an understanding of computer science and how it can be taught within content areas from kindergarten through twelfth grade. These opportunities provide targeted and ongoing professional development, tools, resources, and “just-in-time” support that will enable teachers to create and integrate an aligned computer science curriculum.

Credits and fees are based upon participation

 

CEU's are based upon participation

 

Credits and fees are based upon participation

Payment Due:  Upon completion of course

CEU's are based upon participation

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Teaching the Adult Learner 101

All year long, as needed.

(CEUs only)

Registration OPEN 

Contact-  Jackie.Hertzke@weldre4.org

Register Here

This course has been designed for Weld RE-4 staff that are interested in facilitating any adult learning that have not had experience teaching adult learners, are in a current role or working with adults or not a trainer or trainer.

 3 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

CEU no cost

Summer 2018

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Digital Course Design in Canvas - Summer 2018

May 15 & 16, 2018

(District Course 17/57)

Registration Open

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

Register Here

An opportunity for grade level/content teams to come together alongside coaching support with a goal to build digital content into Canvas courses for the 2018-2019 school year.  Canvas Blueprint, Canvas Commons and LAUNCH Cycle Principals will be explored during Day 1 of the course. 1.5 days will be devoted to course development.

1.5 District Credit

or

 22.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 1.5 Credit =$35

Due: TBA

CEU no cost

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Teach Like a Pirate - Summer 2018

June 4, 2018 -   July 29, 2018

(District Course 18/03)

Registration Open

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Register Here

This is an eight week online book study. Teach Like a Pirate, offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 5/18/2018

CEU no cost

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LAUNCH - Summer 2018

June 4, 2018 -   July 29, 2018

(District Course 18/01)

Registration Open

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Register Here

This is an eight week online book study.  LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Make in Every Student provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level...even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher".  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 5/18/2018

CEU no cost

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The Resilience Breakthrough - Summer 2018

June 4, 2018 -   July 29, 2018

(District Course 18/02)

Registration Open

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Register Here

This is an eight week online book study.  The Resilience Breakthrough delivers a practical primer on how you can become more resilient in a world of instability and narrowing opportunity.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 5/18/2018

CEU no cost

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UNShakeable - Summer 2018

June 4, 2018 -   July 29, 2018

(District Course 18/04)

Registration Open

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Register Here

This is an eight week online book study.  Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 5/18/2018

CEU no cost

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9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom 2.0

August, 2017-May, 2018

 (District Course 17/22)

 

Skyview Staff ONLY

Contact- tammy.seib@weldre4.org

Registration CLOSED

This course has been designed for Skyview School of STEM staff for the 2017-2018 school year.
Participants will expand their understanding of classroom discipline strategies.
Participants will gain new knowledge  about learning how to help students who are struggling with self control. (Participants renewing with Love and Logic will discover forgotten ideas and create new strategies to work with behaviorally struggling students)
Participants will analyze and apply these new research-based discipline strategies to their classroom.
Participants will complete exercises, role play  and take part in discussions.

1.0 District Credit

or

15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

1.0 Credit= $30

Due 9/8/17

CEU no cost

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INNOVATION: WHS Vision Team 2017-2018

August, 2017-May, 2018

 (District Course 17/23)

WHS Staff ONLY

Contact- michelle.scallon@weldre4.org

Registration CLOSED

During the 2017-2018 school year, 8 staff members from WHS will work closely with Michelle Scallon, Kevin Copher, Dick Thomas, and Mark Kanagy to learn about "INNOVATION" for WHS.

1.0 District Credit

or

15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU's)

1.0 Credit= $30

Due 9/1/17

CEU no cost

Current Offerings - Registration Closed

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Innovate RE-4 EdCamp and Unconference- Summer 2017

May 30 & May 31, at Windsor Middle

(District Course 17/01)

Registration CLOSED

Contact-

Curtis Andres

or

Sheila Bowman 

A hands-on opportunity for Weld RE-4 teachers to lead through observation, exploration, and implementation of relevant digital-age instructional practices that enhance student achievement by providing an environment of personalized learning through technology integration and access.

 

0.5-1.0 District Credit Available (based on participation)

or

 6-15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  (based on participation)

0.5 Credit =$25 1.0 Credit = $30Transformational Teaching and Learning.png

Payment Due: 5/30/17

CEU no cost

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Innovate Course Design in the Digital Classroom (IC/DC) June 2017

June 1 & Jun 2, at Mountain View Training Modular

(District Course 17/02)

Registration CLOSED

Contact-

Curtis Andres

or

Sheila Bowman

A REMIX of Digital Classroom, taking a fresh approach to modern day instructional tools and strategies, digital classroom management, intentional course design and innovative learning environments.  This course is a pre-requisite for participating in the Summer 2017 Team Course Design Planning Sessions.

 

1.5 District Credit

or

 22.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

1.5 Credit =$35

Payment Due: 5/31/17

CEU no cost

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Team Course Design June 2017

June 5 & June 6, Board Room

(District Course 17/04)

Registration CLOSED

Contact-

Curtis Andres

or

Sheila Bowman

An opportunity for grade level/content teams to come together with coaching support with a goal to build digital content into Canvas courses for the 2017-2018 school year.  Completion of the IC/DC Course is a prerequisite required to participate in this two-day session.

1.0 District Credit

or

 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.0 Credit =$30

Payment Due: 5/31/17

CEU no cost

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Team Course Design July 2017

(District Course 17/05)

July 26 & July 27, Board Room

Registration CLOSED

Contact-

Curtis Andres

or

Sheila Bowman 

An opportunity for grade level/content teams to come together with coaching support with a goal to build digital content into Canvas courses for the 2017-2018 school year.  Completion of the IC/DC Course is a prerequisite required to participate in this two-day session.

1.0 District Credit

or

 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.0 Credit =$30

Payment Due: 7/26//17

CEU no cost

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Digital Content Management Using Canvas Summer 2017 (Online Course)

May 26, 2017-July 31, 2017

(District Course 17/06

Registration CLOSED

Contact- Curtis Andres 

This online course is designed to meet the Canvas user where they are at. Whether you’re just beginning or experienced in using Canvas for facilitating learning, you can jump in anywhere that you wish to explore the uses of the many Canvas tools. The Canvas learning management system is flexible enough that teachers can use its tools to design creative and customized digital environments where their students can collaborate, communicate, share, design and think.

0.5 District Credit

or

 7.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Payment Due: 5/31/17

CEU no cost

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Connecting Globally: Twitter for Professional Development, Summer 2017

(District Course 17/07)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- Curtis Andres 

Twitter is quite possibly the best place for a teacher who wants to personalize their professional development to go. Whether it's sharing ideas, chatting with teachers, or following hashtags, Twitter allows teachers to connect and share on a global level never seen before.

0.5 District Credit

or

 7.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Payment Due: 5/31/17

CEU no cost

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Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Seminar June 2017

June 9, 2017 10:00AM-12:00PM Grandview

(CEU ONLY)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- Jackie Hertzke 

Instructor:     Shirley Yauk

Come spend a morning learning how to implement a strategy which teaches through all the basic phonics using music and chant, visual word patterns and auditory discrimination in an FUN way.

2 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

CEU no cost

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Dealing With Difficult Parents, Online Book Study, Summer 2017

June 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

(District Course 17/08)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Registration deadline 5/26/17

Participants will read 4 weekly readings from the book, Dealing With Difficult Parents, by Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore, answer weekly questions, reflect on other participant’s answers, and apply their new learning with weekly action step assignments.  
This book is an easy read with many different cultural examples.
“In this updated reboot, Whitaker and Fiore provide both practical and relevant strategies for engaging and connecting with parents, even the most difficult!  The authors take a complex and often challenging topic and break it down into manageable chunks to ensure educators walk away with sage advice that is both proven and tried.” Dr. Justin Tarte, Director of Teaching and Learning, Union R-XI School District, Union, Missouri.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 5/26/17

CEU no cost

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Ditch That Textbook, Online Book Study, Summer 2017

June 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

(District Course 17/09)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Registration deadline 5/26/17

Participants will read 4 weekly readings from the book, Ditch That Textbook, answer weekly questions, reflect on other participant’s answers, and apply their new learning with weekly action step assignments.  
"In an age where many schools are still training students to work in a factory, Matt Miller moves past sweeping rhetoric and shows teachers how to move their classes into the future. This is a quick, energetic read that will leave you inspired to take the next step in your classroom!" -- Don Wettrick, Innovation Specialist and Author, Pure Genius

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 5/26/17

CEU no cost

The Innovator’s Mindset, Online Book Study, Summer 2017

June 1, 2017 - July 2, 2017

(District Course 17/10)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Registration deadline 5/26/17

Participants will read 4 weekly readings from the book, “The Innovator’s Mindset”, answer weekly questions, reflect on other participant's answers, and apply their new learning with weekly action steps assignments.  

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/27/17

CEU no cost

Step Up To Writing Refresher

July 31, 2017

(District Course 17/12)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- Kim Hielscher 

This course will be tailored according to  grade levels on the following skills:
Informative/Explanatory; Opinion/Argument; Narrative; Research Reports; Speaking and Listening; Assessments Writing; Writing in Content Areas. Resources will be given and an opportunity to collaborate and create lesson plans will be provided.

0.5 District Credit

or

 7.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Payment Due: 7/31/17

CEU no cost

Bridges: Assessment and Differentiation

July 26, 2017

(District Course 17/15)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- Cinda Orr or Dalton King 

One of the most challenging tasks we face as classroom teachers is finding ways to reach all our students and match each student’s level of mathematical readiness and performance to the skills we are required to teach.   -Regina Gresham and Mary Little

0.5 District Credit

or

 7.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Payment Due: 7/26/17

CEU no cost

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Preschool Summer Sign Class 2017

(CEU ONLY)

Registration CLOSED

Instructor:     Kelly Doolittle

The purpose of this class is to teach curriculum related sign language as well as daily routine and daily words to preschool teachers, paras, and other preschool staff who are interested.  This is not an American Sign language class, we will be learning Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE) to support both spoken language and expressive and receptive language of the student.  The end goal is for adults working with students who use sign language as a mode of communication to be able to communicate independently and directly with a student needing sign language support during most routines of the school day.

Up to 5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

CEU no cost

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Behavior 101, Fall Semester, 2017

Aug,  2017

(District Course 17/11)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org or Michelle Pohlen

This course is a self-paced online course that goes through the foundations of behavior through 6 modules.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/22/17

CEU no cost

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Meeting Standards 101-Fall Semester, 2017

Aug,  2017

(District Course 17/19)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org 

This is a self-paced course that allows the participate to learn and explore the common core standards along with resources for standards.  This course also gives support with standards-based planning and assessing. 

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due:  9/1/2017

CEU no cost

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Dealing With Difficult Parents, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/20)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Participants will read 8 weekly readings from the book, Dealing With Difficult Parents, by Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore, answer weekly questions, reflect on other participant’s answers, and apply their new learning with weekly action step assignments.  
This book is an easy read with many different cultural examples.
“In this updated reboot, Whitaker and Fiore provide both practical and relevant strategies for engaging and connecting with parents, even the most difficult!  The authors take a complex and often challenging topic and break it down into manageable chunks to ensure educators walk away with sage advice that is both proven and tried.” Dr. Justin Tarte, Director of Teaching and Learning, Union R-XI School District, Union, Missouri.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

The Innovator’s Mindset, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/21)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Participants will read 8 weekly readings from the book, “The Innovator’s Mindset”, answer weekly questions, reflect on other participant's answers, and apply their new learning with weekly action steps assignments.  
You’ll be inspired to:
Connect with other innovative educators
Support teachers and leaders as learners
Tap into strengths of your learning community
Create ongoing opportunities for innovation
See more effective methods for measuring progress
And, most importantly, embrace change and use it to do something amazing

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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The Purposeful Classroom, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/24)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

In eight weeks, participants will complete an online book study from: The Purposeful Class: How to Structure Lesson with Learning Goals in Mind.  Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey present a variety of strategies that teachers at all levels can use to ensure that students clearly understand the purpose behind every lesson.  This book is catered to novice teachers but veteran teachers could also benefit from a refresher of the materials discussed.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/26)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Within 8 weeks, participants will experience a thorough and practical guide, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice as well as have an overview of the cognitive science behind differentiation.  Participants will also be exposed to more than two-dozen tools that make differentiation doable in the classroom.  Participants will complete weekly readings, discussion blogs, and application tasks.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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Ditch That Textbook, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/27)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Participants will read 8 weekly readings from the book, Ditch That Textbook, answer weekly questions, reflect on other participant’s answers, and apply their new learning with weekly action step assignments.  
"In an age where many schools are still training students to work in a factory, Matt Miller moves past sweeping rhetoric and shows teachers how to move their classes into the future. This is a quick, energetic read that will leave you inspired to take the next step in your classroom!" -- Don Wettrick, Innovation Specialist and Author, Pure Genius

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through Movement, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/28)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Participants will be involved in an 8 week online course with an emphasis on teaching the whole child, "The Kinesthetic Classroom" shows how movement can improve students' mental and physical well-being and contribute to their joy in learning.  Participants will be required to do weekly readings, discussion blogs, and application tasks.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/30)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

During the 8 weeks, participants will do weekly readings, discussion blogs, and application tasks from the book, "How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students", 2nd Edition by Susan M. Brookhart.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...No Matter What, Online Book Study, Fall 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/31)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Within the 8 weeks, participates will do weekly readings, discussion blogs, and application tasks from the book, Unshakeable by Angela Watson.  Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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Teach Like A Pirate, Online Book Study, FALL 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/34)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Within the 8 weeks of the course, participants will read and learn how to increase student engagement, boost creativity, and transform their life as an educator.  Participants will complete weekly reading, discussion blogs, and application tasks.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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LAUNCH, Online Book Study, FALL 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/36)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Participants will participate in a 8 week online book study for LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student.  This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level...even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher".  Participants will complete weekly readings, discussion blogs, and application tasks.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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The Resilience Break-Through, Online Book Study, FALL 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 - Nov 20, 2017

(District Course 17/38)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

Participants will read, complete discussion blogs with their peers, and do application task for the book, The Resilience Break-Through by Christian Moore, LCSW.  This is an eight week course.  This book is a guide to resilience: how to bounce back from life's inevitable problems.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

Personalized Content Construction in Canvas

Fall, 2017

(District Course 17/35)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

Are you ready to enhance your classroom lessons while accommodating for the diverse needs of every student?  Weld RE-4’s LMS platform, Canvas, is the perfect venue for creating, sharing and collecting personalized learning experiences. During each session, we will introduce basic, intermediate and advanced features within Canvas, alongside as you build a unit, project or an entire course.  Come prepared with ideas and materials that you would like to merge and enhance on a digital platform!

Blended Course with 3 F2F Meeting Times:

Sept 14 - 3:30-6:00 SMS

Oct 19 - 3:30-6:00 SMS

Nov 9 - 3:30-6:00 SMS

1.0 District Credit

or

 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.0 Credit =$30

Due 9/14/17

CEU no cost

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Step Up to Writing Cohort for grades K-5, 2017-18

Sept. 25, 2017 - April 16, 2018

(District Course 17/37)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- kimberly.hielscher@weldre4.org

This Step Up to Writing Cohort course will provide a year long structure and support for year one teachers and beyond.  This course will start with two differentiated sessions: an overall introduction for year one teachers and how to use Step Up to Writing in other contents: math, science, social studies, and overall literacy.  After session one is complete participants will select one focus lesson to plan, deliver, collect evidence, and reflect.  Sessions two through six will be collaborative meetings where participants share out their lesson and learnings from each lesson selected throughout the year.  Topics could include: Informative/Explanatory; Opinion/Argument; Narrative; Research Reports; Speaking and Listening; Assessment Writing; Writing in Contents Areas.
Additional resources and consulting could be provided if needed.

1.0 District Credit

or

 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.0 Credit =$30

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

Computer Science:  Building a Foundation for Student Choice

Fall,  2017

(District Course 17/32)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

Looking for another way to give students choice in their learning? Then you will want to learn how easy it is to teach computer science K-12 in your grade level or content area. Together as a whole group we will explore computer science and build our background knowledge and answer the question, "why would we want to teach this to our students?" Then personalize your learning while creating lesson plans that fit your curriculum and students' needs. Finally. we will meet together as a group again and share our learning.

Blended Course format with 3 F2F Meetings at DO Boardroom:

Oct 11 - 3:30-5:30

Oct 18 - 3:30-5:30

Feb 7- 3:30-5:30

1.0 District Credit

or

 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.0 Credit =$30

Due 9/25/17

CEU no cost

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Learning Target Focused Grading

October 30, 2017

(District Course 17/39)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- joscelynn.schreiber@weldre4.org 

Teachers from Weld RE-4 will participate in a rigorous  blended learning course centered around grading, with an emphasis on communication, level of mastery, and connection to content standards. Through workshops, discussions, and professional articles, teachers will have the opportunity to investigate alternative grading processes, write valid assessments, and analyze data.

1.5 District Credit

or

 22.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.5 Credit =$35

CEU no cost

Super Connected, Fall 2017

(Mini-InnEdCO NOCO Conference)

November 4, 2017

(District Course 17/33)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

 A Northern Colorado, multi-district educators conference focused on bringing innovative teaching practices, global projects and digital tools into the classroom.  Held on Saturday, November 5 at Fossil Ridge High School.

0.5 District Credit

or

 7.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

CEU no cost

Transformational Teaching and Learning Fall 2017

Aug,  2017

(District Course 17/16)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org or curtis.andres@weldre4.org

With the goal to facilitate personalized learning and exploration of true 21st Century instructional practices that enhance student achievement by providing an environment with seamless technology integration and access this innovative approach to Professional Development allows for participating teachers to learn in a way that is personalized, instructionally relevant and formatted to meet their needs based on time constraints and varied commitments.  In addition, teachers will be awarded points for their efforts to take leadership roles at the building and district levels, as well as taking steps to level up current instructional practices with a goal of delivering transformative lessons in an effective classroom environment. 

.5-3.0 Credits available

Credits and fees are based upon participation

 

CEU's are based upon participation

 

Credits and fees are based upon participation

Payment Due:  Upon completion of course

 

CEU's are based upon participation

Due:  Upon completion of course

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Behavior 101-Certified, Spring 2018

Jan, 2018

(District Course 17/55)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org 

or

Michelle Pohlen

This course is a blended PD that provides instruction on behavior.  Participants will learn and/or review the foundations of behavior as well as the best practices on managing individual student behavior which ultimately affects the overall culture of their classroom.  Participants earning .5 district credit will be required to attend both face-to-face meetings as well as complete all the coursework in Canvas.  Participants earning 8 CEU hours will not attend the face-to-face meetings and only be required to complete the course work for the foundations of behavior. 

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 1/17/2018

CEU no cost

No Fear Coding for Elementary - Spring 2018

Jan, 2018

(District Course 17/40)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org

Coding and computational thinking are among the skills that will serve students well in the future. Coding goes beyond websites and software – it’s an essential component in finding solutions to everyday problems. Computational thinking has many applications beyond the computer lab or math class – it teaches reasoning, creativity and expression, and is an innovative way to demonstrate content knowledge and see mathematical processes in action.

This hybrid course will train, support and encourage K-5 educators to bring coding into their curriculum by embedding computational thinking skills into activities for every content area.

To help teachers easily and effectively introduce coding, this course features:
1) A book study of "No Fear Coding" with 4 F2F Hands-on Playgrounds.  
2) Classroom-tested lessons and activities designed for skills progression.
3) Ready-to-implement coding exercises that can be incorporated across the curriculum.
4) Opportunities to develop lessons to enhance Bridges & Daily Five with coding.

1.5 District Credit

or

 22.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.5 Credit =$35

Feb 5, 2018

CEU no cost

Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student-Spring 2018

Feb., 2018

(District Course 17/41)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- curtis.andres@weldre4.org

Our Students are avid users and consumers of technology. Isn't time that they see themselves as the next technological innovators, too? Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student is the beginner's guide for K-12 educators who want to learn to integrate the basics of computer science into their curriculum Readers will find:
•Practical strategies for teaching computational thinking and the beginning steps to introduce coding at any grade level, across disciplines, and during out-of-school time
•Instruction-ready lessons and activities for every grade
•Specific guidance for designing a learning pathway for elementary, middle, or high school students
•Justification for making coding and computer science accessible to all
•A glossary with definitions of key computer science terms, and a companion website with videos, activities, and other resources

1.5 District Credit

or

 22.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.5 Credit =$35

Feb 5, 2018

CEU no cost

Code.org Fundamentals Training - Computer Sciences for Elementary Teachers

Feb. 3, 2018

(District Course 17/42)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- sheila.bowman@weldre4.org

Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing.  This high quality workshop facilitated by Bobbie Bastain, of Code.org, is for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science.  Workshops will cover course 1-3 and offer supplies needed to teach the courses.

1.0 District Credit

or

 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 1.0 Credit =$30

Feb 2, 2018

CEU no cost

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LAUNCH, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/50)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Make in Every Student provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level...even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher".  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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Teach Like A Pirate, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/49)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study. Teach Like a Pirate, offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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The Resilience Break-Through, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/48)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  The Resilience Breakthrough delivers a practical primer on how you can become more resilient in a world of instability and narrowing opportunity.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...No Matter What, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/47)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through Movement, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/52)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study. The Kinesthetic Classroom shows how movement can improve students' mental and physical well-being and contribute to their joy in learning. Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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Ditch That Textbook, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/51)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  Ditch That Textbook moves past sweeping rhetoric and shows teachers how to move their classes into the future. This is a quick, energetic read that will leave you inspired to take the next step in your classroom!" -- Don Wettrick, Innovation Specialist and Author, Pure Genius
Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

The Innovator’s Mindset, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/53)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  The Innovator's Mindset empowers learning, unleashes talents, and provides action steps to lead a culture of creativity.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/44)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students offers enhanced guidance and three lenses for considering the effectiveness of feedback.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/45)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  Differentiation: From Planning to Practice provides the reader an overview of the cognitive science behind differentiation as well will be exposed to over two-dozen tools.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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The Purposeful Classroom, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/46)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  The Purposeful Class: How to Structure Lesson with Learning Goals in Mind by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey presents a variety of strategies that teachers at all levels can use to ensure that students clearly understand the purpose behind every lesson.  This book is catered to novice teachers but veteran teachers could also benefit from a refresher of the materials discussed.  Weekly readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

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Dealing With Difficult Parents, Online Book Study, Spring 2018

Feb. 26, 2018,- April 23, 2018

(District Course 17/43)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is an eight week online book study.  Dealing with Difficult Parents provides both practical and relevant strategies for engaging and connecting with parents, even the most difficult!  The authors take a complex and often challenging topic and break it down into manageable chunks to ensure educators walk away with sage advice that is both proven and tried.” Dr. Justin Tarte, Director of Teaching and Learning, Union R-XI School District, Union, Missouri. readings, discussion blogs, peer responses will be required to earn 8 CEUs.  Weekly reading, discussion blogs, peer responses, and application tasks will be required to earn .5 district credit.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 2/26/18

CEU no cost

Strategies to Help ELs in the Mainstream Classroom Experience Success

Feb, 2018

(District Course 17/56)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- denise.hitchcock@weldre4.org

 Teaching students who are learning English as a second language in your classroom is challenging. Together we’ll explore, learn about and implement some teaching strategies to help increase their participation and learning of content information in your classroom.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due 02/26/2018

CEU no cost

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support 101- Spring Semester, 2017

Jan, 2018

(District Course 17/19)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org 

This is a self-paced course that will navigate the participants through the history of MTSS, the five essential components of MTSS, along with RtI, and PBIS.  Participants will watch tutorial videos and read content.  Participants will also complete application assignments for each module.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due: TBA

CEU no cost

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Mastery Learning 101-Spring 2018

Jan, 2018

(District Course 17/29)

Registration CLOSED

Contact- jackie.hertzke@weldre4.org

This is a self-paced course that dives into surface vs. deep learning as well as transferring that knowledge to application.  Participants will read content and complete the applications assignments by May 7, 2018.

0.5 District Credit

or

 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)  

 0.5 Credit =$25

Due TBA

CEU no cost

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Adult Mental Health First Aid 2017-2018

(CEUs only)

Registration OPEN

Available upon request

Contact- shannon.madden@weldre4.org

Adult Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour evidence-based training committed to reducing mental health stigma and empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to adults in mental health and substance abuse crises.  Attendees will learn about common mental health disorders, action planning, crisis response, nonjudgmental communication and more.  

NO District Credit

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 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

CEU (no cost)

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2017-2018

(CEUs only)

Registration OPEN

Available upon request

Contact- shannon.madden@weldre4.org

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour evidence-based training committed to reducing mental health stigma and empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to youth in mental health and substance abuse crises.  Attendees will learn about common mental health disorders, youth development, action planning, nonjudgmental communication and more.

NO District Credit

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 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s)

CEU (no cost)