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NPHS Professional Development Sign Up - Wednesday, August 16th. Thank you for signing up for our optional professional development day. Please fill out the form questions below to sign up for the sessions you are interested in. Please refer to the brief descriptions provided for each session. A lunch break is scheduled from 11:50 to 12:45PM.
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Architectural Approaches in the Classroom: Presented by Jennifer Lee in Room C-26. Architecture is an often overlooked teaching tool that could aid any subject matter. Learn teaching strategies and lesson ideas from the NEA and Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Landmark Workshop. Topics will include: the Design Thinking and Place-Based Learning.
Media Literacy in the Age of Fake News: Presented by Sue Heraper in the Library. What can you do to help your students become more critical consumers of news media? This session provides resources, instructional strategies and learning activities to address media literacy and fake news. Participants will explore an innovative online collection of media literacy learning experiences to help students discover how to effectively navigate today’s challenging information landscape.
News Flash: Using Current Events in the secondary classroom presented by Steve Johnson in Room D-27. A daily component of my classroom is a brief discussion of the day’s news. I’ll show you what I do, offer suggestions for dealing with controversial issues, look at the use of primary and secondary sources, show how I hold my students accountable, and discuss the goals I have for introducing the News Flash to their lives. One goal is to increase awareness and interest in the world around students and another is to make the study of history (or any subject they are studying) more relevant by making connections between historical events and current happenings.
KAHOOT in the Classroom: Presented by Cynthia Scanlon in Room B-26. Kahoot is a game-based platform that makes learning awesome for millions of people all over the world. The games can be used to reinforce material as a group or individually. Great for review or test preparation.
Grading and evaluation systems that align with the common core: Presented by Sean Flaherty in Room B-23. This one-hour workshop will explore how you can set up and use your grading and evaluation systems to become your very first and last step in course- and lesson-planning that promotes your students' performance-based outcomes that align with the Common Core. We will examine how you can apply weighted grade categories as well as mastery learning concepts and evaluation strategies in a fair, effective, and manageable way so that you can not only guarantee your students' proficiency levels in so-called essential objectives but also develop authentic integration of target skills
Q Gradebook: Presented by Leilani Alamillo in Room C-21. Come set-up your Q gradebook for the year. We will go through all the set-up of your gradebook and a refresher on entering assignments and printing reports. Also a review on how to access IEP information in Q
Mathematical Mindsets with Jo Boaler: Presented by Leilani Alamillo in Room C-21. Jo Boaler taught a summer school course where students showed significant improvement on standardized test scores. Get ideas on how to set up your math classroom, encourage mistakes to promote growth, and make mathematics creative and challenging. We will watch some videos, discuss ideas and explore the youcubed website.
Khan Academy: Presented by Leilani Alamillo in Room C-21. Khan academy is now the official practice partner with the College Board for AP tests. AP teachers can use free AP videos, articles, and practice exercises for daily classroom activities or homework. Workshop will include a brief overview of Khan Academy and then time to explore for any subject areas. This training is offered to all teachers not just AP teachers.
Making Cornell Notes a Part of Your Classroom Presented by Curtis Scott in Room E-13. There are a variety of different ways to take notes. The Cornell Note Taking system can help students retain information from their reading, lectures videos presentations etc. The notes can also be incorporated in a variety of ways as lessons in the all types of classes. Learn how to teach the Cornell Note-taking system and instruct students how to use the notes to help them study for exams quizzes etc.
Google Classroom: Presented by Curtis Scott in Room E-13. Google Classroom is a very efficient way to set up your assignments, lectures, exams and daily schedule. Learn how to set up the classroom, create assignments, create exams, insert video clips and communicate with students and parents. Also learn how to incorporate existing assignments and documents into Google Classroom.
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