March 16, 2018 Professional Development Day Schedule     

Please note that the majority of our schools are hosting site based professional development on February 16, 2018. Therefore there are limited district offerings as teachers are expected to be at their school sites. 

Before registering, please check with your principal as there may be plans for professional development in your building or within your network. You may only attend district sponsored sessions if  you have prior approval from your principal.

All Educators

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K-8

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Teachers Grade K-8

STEM INQUIRY-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Description: This workshop will explore teaching methods that help to develop children’s critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The experience will also allow participants to build STEM teaching skills while emphasizing 21st Century skills of teamwork, innovation, systems thinking, and self-directed learning. Participants will be challenged to incorporate science and creative problem solving into their teaching to foster growth in student achievement. CEUs will be available to participants.

Orchard STEM School

4200 Bailey Ave

Cleveland, OH 44113

Morning Session

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

By March 14

Email completed form to

Kristin Schroll at KSchroll@invent.org

Click here for downloadable registration form

For more information please click here for downloadable flyer and registration form.

Teachers Grade 2nd

Happy Growing with Veggie U 2018—Literacy Strategies to Connect Your Classroom Garden Experience to English Language Arts

Description: The Veggie U Classroom Garden is a complete, standards-based science course that engages 2nd graders and special needs students in a hands-on, seed-to-planting-to-harvesting-to-eating experience. Veggie U is a journaling-based program, incorporating extensive language arts skills into science and health lessons. Students are encouraged to write/draw about their experiences and observations for almost every lesson. Some of the activities included are: make a list of favorite foods (healthy or not healthy), invent a perfect vegetable, explain how to plant seeds (sequencing), predict what seeds need to germinate and why (scientific method), think like a worm, draw and label a root system, convince a friend to make a better food choice (persuasive letter), act like a chef to design a healthy menu (MyPlate). At the end of the program, the student will have created a comprehensive and fun journal that documents their whole Veggie U experience.

Please click here for a more detailed description.  

If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Terri Lyles,
terri.lyles@clevelandmetroschools.org   

East Professional Center

1349 East 79th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

218

Morning Session    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Afternoon Session 12:30 AM -2:30 PM

Veggie U Morning Registration Link

Veggie U Afternoon Registration Link

Please register for only one session

Veggie U will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018 for all CMSD 2nd grades and some special education classrooms. It is strongly advised that all 2nd grade teachers attend this session in order to understand the upcoming changes to the program and the new literacy approaches that will support your student’s learning. Tasting Day is on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Veggie U soil refill boxes will be shipped in late-March to those teachers who have confirmed their participation by attending this session.

Teachers Grades 3rd - 5th

Science Fusion – Progress Monitoring for 3rd - 5th Grades

Description: In this session, teachers of Grades 5 & 8 will:

  • Review how the Ohio Science Fusion Program allow for monitoring and assessment of student learning using ScienceFusion.
  • 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 ScienceFusion assessments.
  • Apply techniques & strategies that include standards based reporting for benchmarking against ONLS in preparation for spring testing.
  • Prepare to integrate CAP test data into instruction and assessment.
  • Create a test prep foldable activity
  • Grade 8 teachers will receive instructions on how to access district created test-bank OST materials.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Terri Lyles, terri.lyles@clevelandmetroschools.org  

East Professional Center
1349 East 79th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

213

8:30 – 11:30 AM Morning Only!

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Only!

Please click here to register for the morning session.

Please click here to register for the morning session.

Facilitators:
Sue Selva (HMH);

Dr. Terri Wade-Lyles; Sharon Ross

Teachers Grade 5th Science

A World in Motion (AWIM)

Description: The A World in Motion Program is an interactive, project-based program, that engages fifth grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, by pairing classroom teachers with industry volunteers from the Cleveland area Arconic location. During this program, students explore, communicate and test their ideas, then draw their own conclusions based on gathered evidence. Consequently, their experience resembles the work of scientists and engineers. This session will count toward your TDES Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities and 4e: Growing and Developing Professionally

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Terri Lyles, terri.lyles@clevelandmetroschools.org  

East Professional Center
1349 East 79th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

212

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Please click here to register

Teachers Grade 3rd - 5th

(NMSI) – Laying the Foundation / Math & Science

Description:  Laying the Foundation Program GR3-12, provides math, science, and English teachers with content-based, pedagogy-driven, teacher-to-teacher training. Educators will engage in teaching strategies and content knowledge that supports rigor in the classroom and are aligned with the state standards.

  • Teachers who attend our training events receive:
  • Specialized, hands-on and engaging teacher training designed by expert educators for teachers of any level
  • Rigorous, online classroom-ready lessons
  • Vertical alignment across grade levels
  • Ongoing support from expert teachers
  • A focus on STEM education

If you have any questions, please contact:

Tim Sisson, timothy.sisson@clevelandmetroschools.org

Max S. Hayes, 2211 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44102 Media Center

8:30 – 11:30 AM Morning Only!

Please click here to register.

6-8

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Teachers Grade 6th- 8th

(NMSI) – Laying the Foundation / ELA

Description:  Laying the Foundation Program GR3-12, provides math, science, and English teachers with content-based, pedagogy-driven, teacher-to-teacher training. Educators will engage in teaching strategies and content knowledge that supports rigor in the classroom and are aligned with the state standards.

  • Teachers who attend our training events receive:
  • Specialized, hands-on and engaging teacher training designed by expert educators for teachers of any level
  • Rigorous, online classroom-ready lessons
  • Vertical alignment across grade levels
  • Ongoing support from expert teachers
  • A focus on STEM education

If you have any questions, please contact:

Tim Sisson, timothy.sisson@clevelandmetroschools.org

Wilson

1126 Ansel Road
Cleveland, OH 44108

8:30 – 11:30 AM Morning Only!

Please click here to register.

9-12

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Teachers Grade 9th - 12th

National ELA Initiative (NMSI) – Laying the Foundation

Description:  Laying the Foundation Program GR3-12, provides math, science, and English teachers with content-based, pedagogy-driven, teacher-to-teacher training. Educators will engage in teaching strategies and content knowledge that supports rigor in the classroom and are aligned with the state standards.

  •  Teachers who attend our training events receive:
  • Specialized, hands-on and engaging teacher training designed by expert educators for teachers of any level
  • Rigorous, online classroom-ready lessons
  • Vertical alignment across grade levels
  • Ongoing support from expert teachers
  • A focus on STEM education

Max S. Hayes

2211 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44102  Ms. McLain’s Room

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Please click here to register.

9th - 12th Grade Teachers

Mission Possible: Biology part 6 of the series

Description: During part 5 of the Biology Mission Possible series, teachers will participate in various Hands-on and Minds-on activities aligned to the Biology OST content Evolution. Participants will collaborate with colleagues, receive a variety of support customizable materials and interact as critical friends by sharing and modeling best practices.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kirsten Mahovlich, kirsten.mahovlich@clevelandmetroschools.org

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

TBA

English I Teachers

OST Prep Using Performance Coach as a Resource

Description: Preparation for the OST writing portion will be offered on the March 16 professional development day.

Also, continued review of the Performance Coach preparation materials for English I & II will be shared.

Please note: All participants will receive a Performance Coach English I workbook

If you have any questions, please contact:
Rita Duda
, rita.duda@clevelanmetroschools.org

East Professional Center

1349 East 79th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

Room 002

8:30 – 11:30 AM Morning Only!

Please click here to register.

Other Roles

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K-12 PE/Health Teachers        

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Professional Development

Description: Establishing an effective learning environment in the gymnasium is critical to scholar success (and learning) in physical education. There are a number of strategies that physical education teachers can employ to create this atmosphere in their classes. Courses provide information on effective classroom management techniques, data management, cross lateral exercise and fitness testing protocols that have been proven to promote a successful learning environment. On completion of each course teachers will be able to: (1) Describe effective scholar and data management and fitness testing protocols in physical education. (2) Develop cross lateral exercises to enhance their own classrooms.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Desiree Powell, Desiree.Powell@clevelandmetroschools.org 

East Professional Center

1349 East 79th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

Gymnasium

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Please click here to register.

PEP Grant Teachers

(MANDATORY)

School Health Index for PEP Grant Teachers ONLY

Description: School Health Index (SHI) a self-assessment and planning session  to identify  strengths and weaknesses of school policies and programs in  order to develop an action plan for improvement.

If you have any questions, please contact:Lisa.Bureson-Longino, Lisa.Burleson-Longino@clevelandmetroschools.org   

East Professional Center

1349 East 79th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

Room 217

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Please click here to register.

PEP Grant Teachers

(MANDATORY)

Gifted Itinerant Teachers only

Gifted Itinerant Teachers Professional Development Day

Description: TBA

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lucille Komochak, Lucille.Komichak@Clevelandmetroschools.org

Educational Service Center

6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, OH 44131

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

All Intervention Specialists and Related Service Providers must attended

Special Education Updates and Corrective Action

Description: This session will provide an overview of the new ODE IEP form and will review items from the Corrective Action Plan that include Secondary Transition, Suspension/Manifestation Determination Reviews as well as Testing and Translation paperwork.   

There are six sessions available between March 7th and March 16th.   All sessions will be held at the East Professional Development Center.

East Professional Center

1349 East 79th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

Little Theatre

Please click here to register.

Please register for only one of the three hour sessions.  This session is not for Paraprofessionals.