Digital tools provide teachers with an opportunity to change how students interact with math. Utilizing G-Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education), allows teachers to help students communicate their ideas, collaborate, and showcase critical/creative thinking. By leveraging a vast array of Apps and Extensions, educators can shift from the traditional worksheets/math problems to the creation of engaging activities that encourage students to use the eight standards for mathematical practices. Additionally, participants will receive Teaching Math with Google Apps: 50 G Suite Activities by Alice Keeler and Diana Herrington. Dinner will be served beginning at 4:00 PM.
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With MISTAR DnA (Illuminate) it is now easier than ever to collect and store a variety of student data. However, this information lacks meaning until it is used and processed within the context of learning. In this session, participants will explore the purpose of creating a balanced assessment system and how to use DnA to organize and meet all key user needs. Topics will include the Assessment Inventory, the INSPECT item bank, and a variety of data collection tools. This course is designed for all educators with access to Illuminate. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
At the Number Talks session you will be introduced to a Number Talk and the teaching practices that support the use of Number Talks in the classroom. Teachers will learn to identify students’ strategies, record student thinking, use effective talk moves, and prepare a mini-lesson to support student development of basic operations. Use Number Talks for 10-15 minutes a day to increase student fluency in the basic operations.
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10/10/17 or 1/17/18 or 3/6/18
8:30 – 3:00
$100 per participant
Cost includes the Number Talks book resource, lunch, and SCECHs
Student assessment has become increasingly important to educators and their students. Yet, those most affected by these student assessment efforts - students, parents/guardians, teachers - are not fully prepared to develop high quality assessments that carry such high impact on student learning. This course will provide insight into how classroom assessments must be developed. It will help test developers determine the purpose for the assessment, how to select the most suitable and sound approaches to assessment, how to administer these assessments appropriately, and how to use and report the results from these assessments. Intended for individual teachers or teams of teachers developing assessments within their PLCs. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
•Examine the key elements of classroom management and explore seven myths about classroom management.
•Explore effective classroom management plans with classroom practitioners.
•Understand the relationship between effective instruction, classroom management, and student development learning needs.
•Understand the role mindset plays in teacher and student motivation.
•Develop a classroom management plan for their classroom setting.
Teachers who plan and structure their classrooms for learning with their students have a greater chance of having students reach their student achievement goals. We will learn the nuts and bolts of managing the 21st Century classroom. Come and join us we examine twelve misconceptions of classroom management and learn effective classroom management practices. Lunch and/or dinner will be served. Participants will receive two books. Participants will benefit from working with seasoned classroom practitioners as they develop and leave with a classroom management plan.
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If done well, research shows that the most powerful assessment practices to support student learning happen daily in the classroom. How can we use a data management system to collect assessment data "for" learning and provide feedback to students and teachers? MISTAR DnA (Illuminate) provides features that will support the formative assessment process and the instructional practices that occur in the classroom. In this session, participants will explore methods for collecting formative data within Illuminate and use instructional tools to connect assessment results to resources for the class or individual student. This course is designed for educators with access to Illuminate. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
Research has shown that literacy knowledge and skills developed in the preschool years predict later literacy achievement. To ensure young children are well-prepared to reach the “reading-by-third grade” mandate, it is vital that prekindergarten programs implement the ten research-based, best practices included in the GELN document, Essential Instructional Practices for Early Literacy, PreK. This workshop will provide an introduction to these essential instructional practices and will explore developmentally appropriate strategies for implementation in early childhood programs. The intended audience is: GSRP PreK teachers and associate teachers, early childhood specialists/coaches.
As part of administering GSRP, the Intermediate School District (ISD) has designated an Early Childhood Contact (ECC) who will connect with the programs through the ECS to work toward an ISD-wide plan for continuous quality improvement. That person is the ECS. The ECC will collect data on the curricula, screening and child assessment tools used in the area. The ECC will be able to access, aggregate and analyze Online PQA information which can be used to support those serving in the ECS role across the ISD. This information along with PQA results will be used to inform the creation of an area-wide professional development plan. As a person knowledgeable of the ECSQ-PK, GSRP requirements, the curriculum, ongoing assessment, and PQA results, the ECS advocates for the program when decisions are being made so all decision makers are aware of best practices for operating a high-quality program. To ensure continuity across the county, the ECC meets with the ECS a minimum of three times a fiscal year. The audience for this course is the Early Childhood Specialist for the Great Start Readiness Programs in Wayne County (Subrecipients of WRESA).
Math Training PD will be added to this session from Noon - 2pm with lunch provided.
Examining student work with colleagues can be an eye-opening experience both for the teachers and the students. This session will examine several protocols teachers can utilize as they review student work, calibrate their levels of proficiency and determine appropriate levels of mastery. This course is ideal for teams of teachers and administrators who work within a PLC and have a desire to ensure an equitable learning experience for all their students. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
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