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Summer Professional Learning Catalog May 2020
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The following Professional Learning Opportunities can be accessed anytime after June 1, 2020 in order to count for 2020-21 Professional Learning. Training Completion will be accessed from AR IDEAS and Moodle and added to your KALPA account by August 6, 2020. You will not need to complete a KALPA Special Request in order to recieve credit. If it is another virtual learning platform you will need to submit a special request with your completion certificate through KALPA.
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AR IDEAS Courses
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FPS Moodle Courses- Summer Professional Learning
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NCTM 100 Days of Professional Development- Please submit a KALPA Special Request for approval
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June -October 2020NCTM 100 Days of Professional DevelopmentFree math professional development opportunities from NCTM’s 100 Days of Professional Learning through October 2020. You can register and view live webinars or listen to recorded webinars. You will receive a certificate at the conclusion of live or recorded webinars. Upload your certificate into Kalpa "Special Request" to receive PD credit.Variety of speakers and topicsPreK-12VirtualFlexibility one hour sessions
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SWIS/PBIS Free Professional Developement- Please submit a KALPA Special Request for approval Click here for Training Options
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June 2020
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June Professional Learning will be provided through a virtual platform. Please register for the course in KALPA. The Zoom Link for the session will be emailed by the presenter once you have registerd in KALPA. If you have already registered for the course you do not need to do anything.
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06/01/2020Reading Teacher Flex DayDyslexia Intervention PracticesLeslie MerrittReading TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301048857
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06/08/2020Pre K Flex DayPre K observation and assessment.Kathlene HalePRE KVirtual8:30-3:30
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06/09/2020Pre K Flex DayPre K observation and assessment.Kathlene HalePRE KVirtual8:30-3:30
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06/09/2020Gizmo Training- Introduction to GizmosIntroduction to Gizmos: ExploreLearning's Introduction to Gizmos web workshop is designed to prepare teachers new to Gizmos how to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. This professional development experience includes a set of on-demand video presentations that introduces the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning website for viewing prior to the interactive webinar. In the webinar, an experienced ExploreLearning instructor models a science lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices. Teachers use this information to begin planning exemplary lessons with Gizmos for their students. Gizmo Staff5-8 Science TeachersVitual8:30-10:301049878
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06/09/2020Gizmo Training- What's New with GizmosWhat’s New with Gizmos: What's New with Gizmos provides teachers with a look at the new features and new Gizmos that they can use in their classroom instruction. In the web workshop, the instructor models a whole class Gizmos lesson with a new Gizmo and demos at least two others. Prereq: Introduction to GizmosGizmo Staff5-8 Science TeachersVirtual10:45-11:451049879
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06/09/2020Gizmo Training- Expanding the Gizmos ExperienceExpanding the Gizmos Experience helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Gizmos into their curriculum, and effective uses of whole group and small group instruction. The course shows teachers how to get the most from the Gizmo Lesson Materials by making these intentional instructional decisions. In the workshop, the instructor models best practices for using Gizmos in a whole class setting as well as a small group setting. Prereq: Introduction to GizmosGizmo Staff 5-8 Science TeachersVirtual1:00-3:001049881
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06/10/2020Gizmo Training- Expanding the Gizmos ExperienceExpanding the Gizmos Experience helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Gizmos into their curriculum, and effective uses of whole group and small group instruction. The course shows teachers how to get the most from the Gizmo Lesson Materials by making these intentional instructional decisions. In the workshop, the instructor models best practices for using Gizmos in a whole class setting as well as a small group setting. Prereq: Introduction to GizmosGizmo Staff 5-8 Science TeachersVirtual8:30-10:301049882
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06/10/2020Gizmo Training- Teaching Scientific InquiryTeaching Scientific Inquiry with Gizmos prepares teachers to use the inquiry process and Gizmos to support the development of deeper student understanding of important science concepts. The instructor models best practices for teaching with Gizmos in science, demonstrating a progression of inquiry that develops students' scientific inquiry skills. Teachers become more skillful in using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations. Prereq: Introduction to Gizmos; preferably Expanding the Gizmos ExperienceGizmo Staff5-8 Science TeachesVirtual1:00-3:001049883
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06/10/2020Gizmo Training- What's New with GizmosWhat’s New with Gizmos: What's New with Gizmos provides teachers with a look at the new features and new Gizmos that they can use in their classroom instruction. In the web workshop, the instructor models a whole class Gizmos lesson with a new Gizmo and demos at least two others. Prereq: Introduction to GizmosGizmo Staff5-8 Science TeachersVirtual2:30-3:301049884
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06/10/2020Elementary GT Flex DayCurriculum planning for elementary GT for the 2020-21 school year. Critical Thinking skills based on Sandra Kaplan's Depth of Complexity. Icons are used to help students isolate different types of thinking. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. In addition, we will use Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart to enhance Kaplan's work. This will be part of our PGP in the coming school year. Karm ProckElementary GT TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301037339
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06/11/2020Elementary GT Flex DayCurriculum planning for elementary GT for the 2020-21 school year. Critical Thinking skills based on Sandra Kaplan's Depth of Complexity. Icons are used to help students isolate different types of thinking. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. In addition, we will use Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart to enhance Kaplan's work. This will be part of our PGP in the coming school year. Karm ProckElementary GT TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301037341
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June 11, 2020Gizmos Training- Teaching Scientific InquiryTeaching Scientific Inquiry with Gizmos prepares teachers to use the inquiry process and Gizmos to support the development of deeper student understanding of important science concepts. The instructor models best practices for teaching with Gizmos in science, demonstrating a progression of inquiry that develops students' scientific inquiry skills. Teachers become more skillful in using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations. Prereq: Introduction to Gizmos; preferably Expanding the Gizmos ExperienceGizmo Staff5-8 Science TeachesVirtual8:30-10:301049886
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June 11, 2020Gizmo Training- Expanding the Gizmos ExperienceExpanding the Gizmos Experience helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Gizmos into their curriculum, and effective uses of whole group and small group instruction. The course shows teachers how to get the most from the Gizmo Lesson Materials by making these intentional instructional decisions. In the workshop, the instructor models best practices for using Gizmos in a whole class setting as well as a small group setting. Prereq: Introduction to GizmosGizmo Staff 5-8 Science TeachersVirtual10:45-12:451049887
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June 11, 2020Gizmos What's New with GizmosWhat’s New with Gizmos: What's New with Gizmos provides teachers with a look at the new features and new Gizmos that they can use in their classroom instruction. In the web workshop, the instructor models a whole class Gizmos lesson with a new Gizmo and demos at least two others. Prereq: Introduction to GizmosGizmo Staff5-8 Science TeachersVirtual1:00-2:001049888
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June 15, 2020ESL Flex DayCollaboration with ESL staffChristen GrahamESL teachersVirtual8:30-3:301055480
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June 16, 2020ESL Flex DayCollaboration with ESL staffChristen GrahamESL teachersVirtual8:30-3:301055481
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June 18, 2020K-2 RISE SupportThis day will offer teachers a recalibration of the major components of RISE. We will revisit areas such as Phonics instruction, creation and implementation of the sound wall, Phonological Awareness, and Oral Language. There will also be a portion of the day dedicated to Q & A for specific questions that teachers may have on better aligning their classroom instruction with RISE best practices.SOR CoachesK-2 StaffViritual8:30-3:301030500
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June 29, 2020Music Ideas and PlanningPlanning for 2020-21 School yearChristina HoltMusic TeachersVirtual 8:30-3:301042094
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June 30, 2020Music Ideas and PlanningPlanning for 2020-21 School yearMeme HagersMusic TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301042095
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July Professional Learning will be provided through a virtual platform. Please register for the course in KALPA. The Zoom Link for the session will be emailed by the presenter once you have registerd in KALPA. If you have already registered for the course you do not need to do anything.
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July 8, 2020Everyday Strategies to Build Student EngagementBecause engagement has been linked with improved academic outcomes for all learners,it is essential that teachers are equipped with strategies that increase student engagement. This session will cover high impact strategies to improve student engagement, decrease disruptive behavior, and improve academic outcomes. Tools, examples and resources will be provided to support implementation across contexts.Dr. Renee Speight, U of A Research Associate and InstructorAll K-12 EducatorsVirtual8:30-3:301041191
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July 8, 2020 - May 30, 2021Virtual EdTech PD - Anytime, Anyplace LearningFlexible learning when you want, where you want. Multiple offerings from grab bag PD sessions to a complete Google BootcampMickey McFetridge, Richard Campbell, Heather Bottoms, & moreAll K-12 EducatorsVirtualMultiple Sessions, will be auto uploaded to Kalpa on completion
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July 9, 2020Naviance OverviewOverview of Navianace Features, Workflow, implementation and Planning Liz Scroggs- Naviance PresenterJunior and High SchoolVirtual8:30-11:301058749
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July 14, 2020Responses to Trauma and the Polyvagal TheoryThe Polyvagal Theory unpacks individual's responses to stress and trauma in a meaningful way. This view of the traditional Fight, Flight or Freeze provides insight into how we can support students who enter these states. It also allows us to reflect on our own responses to stress and trauma.Dr. Claire Mitchell and Mindy DuellAll K-12 EducatorsVirtual10:00-12:001054073
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July 15, 2020Special Services School Psychology SpecialistsIntro to Neuropshychology and Review of Current Issues Relevant to School Psychology Practice Caroline McLeod and Claire MitchellSchool Psychology SpecialistsVirtual8:30-3:301040230
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July 16, 2020High Leverage Practices in SPEDLearn about best practices.Various StaffAll SPEDVirtual 8:30-3:301037904
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July 22, 20205th-7th ScienceAre you struggling to find time in the school day to teach science? Science is a core part of elementary school instruction because it can support meaningful learning of language and mathematics. This hands-on, interactive session will look at how science can be integrated in the literacy block using the FPS science curriculum guides and district purchased resources (Mystery Science and STEMScopes). Understanding of...
*How to read standards/use FPS science curriculum guides
*Sense-making/questioning strategies that support high quality science instruction
*how to use district purchased resources to support science/literacy integration
Carly Geanolous, Jenny Gammill5th-7th StaffVirtual8:30-3:301037659
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July 23, 2020K-4 Science This introductory, hands-on, Grasping Phenomenal Science (GPS) session is designed for any teacher or instructional leader who wants to know more about science instruction aligned with the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards. During this session, we will break down the three dimensions of our standards- Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs) and Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)- and set expectations for science instruction in the classroom using STEMScopes and other science resources to support student learning and achievement. Teachers will be able to...
- Read the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards.
- Plan for 3-Dimensional instruction using sense-making strategies.
- Align FPS purchased resources and curriculum to the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards.
Carly Geanolous, Jenny Gammill5-7 StaffVirtual8:30-3:301037660
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July 23, 2020K-2 RISE SupportThis day will offer teachers a recalibration of the major components of RISE. We will revisit areas such as Phonics instruction, creation and implementation of the sound wall, Phonological Awareness, and Oral Language. There will also be a portion of the day dedicated to Q & A for specific questions that teachers may have on better aligning their classroom instruction with RISE best practices.SOR CoachesK-2 StaffViritual8:30-3:301030501
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July 23, 2020OGC- Classrooms after COVID -19Briefly discuss concerns and behaviors we can expect as students transition back to the classroom. Gain ideas and resources to build community on day one and throughout the year. Learn steps to integrate your
own emotions, thoughts, and behaviors for your own well being and
so that more often than not you approach conflicts as opportunities to
attune with students lending your executive skills to problem solving.
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• Behaviors surrounding anxiety, loss, and trauma
• Resources to support your emotional wellbeing
• Resources to support students’ emotional wellbeing and to create
connections, understanding and belonging
Jennifer Coldiron- Ozark Guidance CenterAll staffVirtual10:00-11:301059568
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July 27, 2020Structured Learning Services FlexThis will be 6 hours of FLEX PD that allows for small group discussion, off line tasks, and online collaboration. The purpose is to allow time to reflect on the structures of the SLS and how to plan for a return with students and structures in August. We will also allow time to discuss the instructional affect of AMI and how to integrate instruction to continue individual student progress when school returns. Plan for lots of collaboration, discussion and ability to plan for students to support their continued growth.Mindy DuellSLS TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301064816
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July 27, 2020Personalized Learning Teachers will leave with tangible, effective strategies/resources for personalizing learning every day and feel like it is easier than ever to meet student needs! We will learn how to make personalized learning effective and efficient for the student AND teacher. Resources and strategies will be shared about flexible content and tools, student ownership and reflection, data-driven decisions, and targeted instruction.Rikki Haney5th-8th Grade Virtual 8:30-11:301037661
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July 29, 2020SWIS RebootThis is for any staff member that needs an introduction or a refresher to SWIS, how to use SWIS data to make decisions, and understanding the various roles and access within SWISS.Mindy DuellAny Staff MemberVirtual10:00-11:001054817
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July 29, 2020Data Based Decision Making-SWISThis workshop will allow PBIS, RtI-B and buidling leads to dig deeper into how to use SWIS data to drive decision making, drilling down in SWIS, understanding basic reporting and analysis of the data and address FAQ and key solutions to common challenges.Mindy DuellPBIS and RtI-B teamsVirtual12:30-3:001054818
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July 29, 2020Legally compliant practices and ethical process of speech pathologistsLegally compliant practices and ethical process of speech pathologistsJeff Adams and Amy GoddardSpeech PathologistsVirtual 8:30-3:301037906
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July 29, 2020Library Media Book Study to Benefit new Library Standards/CurriculumFPS StaffLibrary Media Virtual 8:30-3:301037664
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July 30, 2020Library Media Destiny Updates and Planning with the new Library Standards/CurriculumFPS StaffLibrary Media Virtual 8:30-3:301037662
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July 30, 2020Dysphagia in SchoolsDysphagia in SchoolsVanessa BoomerSpeech PathologistsVirtual 8:30-3:301037910
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July 30, 2020Working with Diverse StudentsThis workshop will provide information to better understand diverse learners and characteristics of students with disabilities. Learners will leave with tools and strategies to best support students, such as visual schedules in all settings, accessing elements of universal design, how to respond to challenges academically and behaviorally. Mindy DuellAll StaffVirtual 8:30-3:301037709
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July 31, 2020Competing Pathways of BehaviorThis workshop will go over the competing pathways of behavior so that teams and individuals can utilize this tool to develop behavior support plans based on the function of student behavior. This tool will lend itself both to replacement behaviors as well as skill development so students are able to grow and be successful in all settings.Mindy DuellPBIS and RtI-B teamsVirtual8:30-10:001054819
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July 31, 2020SODAS-Problem Solving and Teaching BOYS TOWN SkillsThis workshop will provide information on using the BOYS TOWN Social Skills lessons and how to implement a problem solving strategies for students to utilize. There will be an opportunity to discuss how to use this individually or as part of school PBIS/RtI-B teams.Mindy DuellAll StaffVirtual10:00-11:301054820
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August Professional Learning will be provided through a virtual platform. Please register for the course in KALPA. The Zoom Link for the session will be emailed by the presenter once you have registerd in KALPA. If you have already registered for the course you do not need to do anything.
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Junior High GT Flex DayCurriculum planning for junior high GT for the 2020-21 school year. Critical Thinking skills based on Sandra Kaplan's Depth of Complexity. Icons are used to help students isolate different types of thinking. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. In addition, we will use Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart to enhance Kaplan's work. This will be part of our PGP in the coming school year. Karm ProckJunior High GT TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301037345
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Junior High GT Flex DayCurriculum planning for junior high GT for the 2020-21 school year. Critical Thinking skills based on Sandra Kaplan's Depth of Complexity. Icons are used to help students isolate different types of thinking. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. In addition, we will use Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart to enhance Kaplan's work. This will be part of our PGP in the coming school year. Karm ProckJunior High GT TeachersVirtual8:30-3:301037346
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August 4, 20203-6 RISE Follow-upWe'll be looking over all the materials that were handed out during RISE training along with websites referenced. Teachers will work together as teams or individually to create lesson plans that incorporate Science of Reading recommended activities.Kelly Brown SPED Teachers who have completed 3-5 RISE TrainingVirtual8:30-3:301042878
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August 4, 2020Middle School GT Flex DayCurriculum planning for middle school GT for the 2020-21 school year. Critical Thinking Skills based on Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity. Icons are used to help students isolate different types of thinking. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into a concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. In addition, we will use Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart to enhance Kaplan’s work. This will be part of our PGP in the coming school year. A second focus will be learning to use the Google Team Drive and to become more familiar with Google Classroom. We also will work on updating our ipads with apps and sites for the next school year.FPS StaffMiddle School GT TeachersVirtual 8:30-3:301037342
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August 5, 2020Middle School GT Flex DayCurriculum planning for middle school GT for the 2020-21 school year. Critical Thinking Skills based on Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity. Icons are used to help students isolate different types of thinking. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into a concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. In addition, we will use Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart to enhance Kaplan’s work. This will be part of our PGP in the coming school year. A second focus will be learning to use the Google Team Drive and to become more familiar with Google Classroom. We also will work on updating our ipads with apps and sites for the next school year.FPS StaffMiddle School GT TeachersVirtual 8:30-3:301037344
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August 5, 2020District Coaches Training Overview for CoachesSteve Janski and Liz CaudleDistrict CoachesTBD8:30-3:301037667
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August 6, 2020CPR Training for CoachesCPR TrainingNursesDistrict CoachesTBDSee Liz Caudle for registration
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August 5-6New Teacher Orienation
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