March 17, 2017 Professional Development Day Schedule                         

Please check with your principal for details about professional development occurring in your building or within your network

Please note that March 17th is designated as a school based professional development day. Principals and leadership teams are planning PD sessions at the school site.  You must obtain permission from your principal in order to attend one of the sessions listed below.

Special Announcement

Dear CMSD Principals and Chapter Chairs,

The Office of Professional Development and the Cleveland Teachers Union are working together to ensure that every school has a minimum of one contact person that will coordinate your school PD and the CEUs that can be earned. If you are reading this and your school already has a contact person (teacher or administrator) that completes the paperwork and ensures that the PD that is offered at your school is eligible for CEUs – then thank you and you can disregard this notice.

If your school does not currently have a contact person, we are looking for you to choose someone from your building. Principals and Chapter Chairs need to collaboratively choose the individual(s). This individual(s) must be willing to volunteer to help your whole school with this task.  Essentially, the person that is in charge of the CEUs must be organized, willing to complete proper paperwork to make PD at your school CEU eligible, collect information, and properly submit the names of participants so they may receive CEUs.  

Our goal is to make sure that every school has at least one person in charge of CEUs before President’s Day. To that end we are asking that you submit the name of a volunteer from your school. Training will take place on Friday, March 17th during the Professional Development Day. It will be held from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the
East Professional Center. Again, if an administrator or teacher at your school is already serving in this capacity, you do not need to identify another representative.  

Please submit the name of your person to Bonnie Hedges (bonnie.hedges@clevelandmetroschools.org) and Cheryl Shelton (Cheryl.shelton@clevelandmetroschools.org). Thank you for your help in ensuring that all certificated people at your school are able to earn CEUs for the PD that occurs at your worksite.

Bonnie Hedges
Cindy McGuire
Cheryl Shelton
Jacquinette Brown
Tracy Radich

Teachers - All Grade Levels

Audience

Title

Description

Location

Time

Registration

Notes

ALL

Equity Leadership/

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Description:  Dr. H. Richard Milner, keynote speaker from BLUE Institute and author of Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There, will be returning to CMSD.

The purpose of the professional development sessions is to equip a cadre of educational leaders across the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to build knowledge and skills to support their colleagues in some all-school initiatives and classroom practices to support students for academic and social success.

This session will provide orientation to the process, expectations and needs of equity leaders. What do/should equity leaders do in their school?

The session will provide an overview of what culturally responsive teaching is and what it looks like in schools.

Central features of the workshop will include:

Equity leaders will brainstorm about potential school level initiatives that will take to support their teachers, families and students for the remainder of this academic year, over the summer, and next academic year.

East Professional Development Center, room 221

8:30-11:30 a.m.

OR

12:30-3:30 p.m.

(Register for only one)

This session is open to those who attended the February 17th session.

There are a few slots available for others who want to attend. Click here to register.

K-12 Teachers, Core Content Area

Study Island

Description:

Self-paced or teacher–guided

Study Island is ideal for both standards based self-paced, individualized learning or teacher-led, whole-class instruction. Teachers can easily guide students through the program, customize instruction based on student needs, communicate expectations, and create assignments. Students can work through questions using a standard test format, an interactive game format, printable worksheets, or a classroom response system.

Technology-enhanced item types

The first time your students see the new technology-enhanced item types shouldn’t be on the exam. Study Island includes thousands of technology-enhanced questions featuring a wide variety of item types, including constructed response, sequence, and hot spot. These rigorous assessment questions are designed to promote higher order thinking and inquiry while preparing students for more rigorous and interactive web-based exams.

 

Outcome:

Boost students’ confidence with Study Island’s proven, data-driven formative assessment solutions built specifically from Ohio’s New Learning Standards.

East Professional Development Center

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

To register, click HERE

Teachers: PreK-8

Audience

Title

Description

Location

Time

Registration

Notes

Grades K-8  

Young Entrepreneur Institute Selling Bee Pitch

Description:  Young Entrepreneur Institute is presenting a professional development session on the Art and Science of Teaching the Elevator Pitch. Creating and delivering an effective elevator pitch is an essential life skill. This interactive workshop will provide tools and techniques for K-8 teachers to use in the classroom to help students develop a pitch.

The workshop will feature example videos, method and interactive activities to demonstrate and reinforce the concepts.

All workshop content will be made available for teachers to take this lesson back to the classroom to help students enter the Selling Bee virtual pitch contest. Any teacher who enters ten or more students into the contest will earn a pizza party for his/her classroom. For details about the contest visit www.sellingbee.buzz.

East Professional Development Center

Morning Session:

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

To register, click HERE

Grades 2nd

Inspiring Inquiry Workshop

Description: FREE professional development workshop for CMSD 2nd grade teachers, including special education teachers who teach 2nd grade students.

This is a CMSD approved workshop and counts toward your required PD

• Spend the morning letting your curiosity guide you through the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

• Engage in inquiry lessons that can be used in your classroom

• Interact with Museum Educators as they lead you on a tour through the Museum in connection with the Inspire: Reach Every Child 2nd grade program

• Build a stronger connection with 2nd grade life science learning standards

• Free parking and refreshments will be provided

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Morning Session:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

To register, click HERE

Grades K-8

Science Teachers

K-8 Ohio Science Fusion - Progress Monitoring / Effective Data Driven Instruction (*prerequisite requirement: Teachers must have already attended the Getting Started Training)

Description: In this course, teachers learn to monitor and assess student learning using Science Fusion. Participants will understand the roles of formative and summative assessment from the lens of their HMH program and plan for how to effectively inform daily instruction using Science Fusion assessments. This session will also include standards based reporting for benchmarking against ONLS in preparation for spring testing and will look at how to integrate CAP test data into instruction and assessment.

East Professional Development Center

Times: (select only one)

8:30 AM to 11:45 AM

12:30 PM- 3:45 PM

To register, click HERE

Attendees should bring a laptop and their Science Fusion print materials

Teachers: 9-12

Audience

Title

Description

Location

Time

Registration

Notes

Grades 9-12

Biology Teachers

Exploring NMSI Laying the Foundation Biology Lessons to Support OST Achievement

Description: Teachers will experience firsthand lessons from the NMSI Laying the Foundation resources aligned to 3rd quarter scope and sequence. Collaborative time will be provided to discuss implementation strategies to ensure the learning experiences supports all scholars.

East Professional Development Center

Morning Session:

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM

   

Afternoon Session:

12:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Registration will soon open

Teachers can participate in one or both sessions. Lessons presented will vary for each session.

Grades 9-12    

Science Teachers

Continuing with the Science of the Biology OST

Description:  How can you best prepare your students for success on high stakes science tests?  What resources are available to teachers, students and families?

We will explore several high impact strategies and resources to help prepare your students for the upcoming science exams. Teachers will experience firsthand, lessons aligned to the CMSD Scope and Sequence and content on the Biology OST. Collaborative time will be provided to discuss implementation strategies to ensure the learning experiences supports all scholars.

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 the OST.

If you have any questions, please contact: Kirsten Mahovlich, Kirsten.mahovlich@clevelandmetroschools.org

East Professional Development Center (Room 213)

Morning Session:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Afternoon Session:

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

To register, click HERE

Related Service Providers and Other Professionals

Audience

Title

Description

Location

Time

Registration

Notes

Grades 9-12 Guidance Counselors

Guidance Counselors

Description:  This session will explore topics related to the opening of school.  Guidance counselors are charged to work with items on the agenda related to the opening of school.

East Professional Center

8:30 AM  2:30 AM