Fall 2019 DCSD PDC In-Services Schedule - FINAL
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Fall Semester 2019
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Course TitleDatesGrade LevelInstructorCreditNEPF StandardsLearner Centered Classroom AttributesClass SizeDescription
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Google Certified Educator Level 1Online 12 hours, Face to face: September 30 from 4:00-6:30, October 14 and 28 from 4:00-6:00. Exam date: Saturday, November 16 (date change) from 8:30-12:00. All meetings are at PDC.PK - 12Strauss1.5Professional Responsibilities, Instructional Standards 2, 3, 4, 5Voice, Choice, Time for Reflection, Opportunities for Innovation, Critical Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Self Assessment, Connected Learning30Do you want to know more about Google tools and how integrate them into your classroom? If so, this is the class for you. In this course, you will participate in face-to-face question and answer sessions where you can practice your newly learned google skills. You will also complete 12 hours of online google training in preparation for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. In order to receive credit, you must attend the face-to-face sessions, complete the online training modules, and take the level 1 exam. There is a $10 exam fee payable online directly to Google.
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Getting to Know Your Elementary Science KitSep. 14, 2019 8-4:30pm GES Computer LabK-5Cramer0.5Professional Responsibilities, Instructional Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Critical Thinkers, Problem solvers20Teaching a new grade level? Want some time to dive deep into the new science kits? Want some time to develop interdisciplinary connections with the new kits? Spend a day examining the new science kits that have been developed the last three years in the district. Be ready and confident to teach the kits in the new school year.
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Google Geo ToolsNov.2, 2019 PDC 8-4:30pmAllCramer0.5Standards 1,2,3,4,5Voice, Choice, Time for Reflection, Opportunities for Innovation, Critical Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Self Assessment, Connected Learning24Google’s Geo Tools allow students, teachers and others a way to learn about our planet. Anyone can easily use these tools to explore and discover places in the World, map out new knowledge, tell stories and immersive themselves in other landscapes and cultures.
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Standards Based Grading Maker Lab4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 5th & 19th, Oct. 3rd & 17th, Nov. 7th & 21st, Dec. 5th & 19th at PDC Everyone must attend the Sept. 5th class.K-5Strauss/Nalder0.5 or 1.0Standards 2,5Choice, Self-Assessment, Problem Solvers, Critical Thinkers60Do you need time to organize the standards based assessments you will use to complete the new report card? This class is a workshop structure with the time and resources to support you! Sign up with a grade level colleague and get more brain power. Collaborate with your colleagues and get this work done. The Sept. 5th class is mandatory for all participants. Attend a total of 4 classes for 0.5 credit or 8 classes for 1.0.
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SketchnotingWed. Nov. 6, 20 and Dec. 4, 4-6:30AllStrauss / Cramer0.5Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Voice, Choice, Time for Reflection, Opportunities for Innovation, Critical Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Self Assessment, Connected Learning24Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, is an effective and fun way to take notes using doodles and text. It has many other benefits such as increased focus and engagement in class, improved comprehension and memory retention, helps develop creative thinking skills and allows students an alternative way to display their learning and make connections to course content.
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Don't DITCH that TechThurs Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12 4-6:30pmAllCramer / Kuniya0.5Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Voice, Choice, Time for Reflection, Opportunities for Innovation, Critical Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Self Assessment, Connected Learning24Daunted by differentiation and devices? This class will use the DITCH that Textbook mindset to find the sweet spot between technology integration and meeting students' needs. We'll explore ways to use technology to add authenticity to lessons and promote student agency.
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Makey Makey WorkshopSaturday, October 5, 8:00-4:30PM1-8Mark Kuniya0.5Standards 2, 4, 5Voice, Choice, Time for Reflection, Opportunities for Innovation, Critical Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Self Assessment, Connected Learning24Makey Makey is an invention kit that allows users to connect everyday objects to digital programs. In this class you'll learn about teaching conduvtivity with Makey Makey and how to incorporate physical computing in your classroom. Join us for a day of hands-on learning, tinkering, and inventing.
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Getting to Know Your Elementary Science Kit Tues. October 1, 8, 15 4-6:30 pm GES Computer LabK-5Cramer0.5Professional Responsibilities, Instructional Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Critical Thinkers, Problem solvers20Teaching a new grade level? Want some time to dive deep into the new science kits? Want some time to develop interdisciplinary connections with the new kits? Spend a day examining the new science kits that have been developed the last three years in the district. Be ready and confident to teach the kits in the new school year.
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Exploring the ASCA National Model Weds. September 25, October 2, 9, 16 from 4:00-6:00 PDC Back Training RoomCounselorsStrauss0.5Counselor Evaluation Standards20In this class, counselors will dive into the newly revised ASCA National Model. You will assess your own programs using the elements in the model and set goals for how to alignyour counseling program to the ASCA National Model.
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