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2023-2024 Spring Professional Learning

Professional Development Hours
 
After your last session, please complete the professional development evaluation form.  Have the form completed no later than 4 pm on Thursday, February 15th.  PD hours will be emailed to you by the end of the following week.  You will be responsible for updating your ELIS account. 
 
Complete your selections by the end of the day on Thursday, February 8th.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kenney. 
 
The link will not open until 3:30 pm on February 14th.
 
 
AGENDA
 
Lunch in your buildings
1:00-1:50 - Department Data Analysis Meetings 
1:55-2:40 - Session 1
2:45-3:30 - Session 2
Session Name Location Description Facilitator(s)      
3rd Grade Writing Workshop Room 409 Teachers will continue to learn about the new writing prompts and implementation of learning activities in the classroom. Betsy Cowherd      
4th-5th Grade Writing Workshop Room 212 Teachers will continue to work on implementing new writing lessons to improve student success. Tricia Hall      
6th-12th Writing Workshop Room 210
Sharon will lead these sessions introducing the following concepts: lessons from “The Writing Revolution,” vertical alignment of grade-level writing, and exploration of current
methodologies used by 6-12 ELA teachers to teach their writing curriculum.
Sharon Swink      
SEL MS Lessons Room 509 MS staff members will continue to collaborate on the creation and delivery of SEL lessons in the classroom Cealy DePersia      
Data Analysis for DLS Room 511 These sessions will focus on data analysis for student success and instructional improvement.  DLs will assist with creating a district-wide procedure for using the data in meaningful ways. Jen Kenney      
Topics in Physical Education
and Health
Room 124 Physical Education teachers will explore various concepts including Adaptive PE, Instructional Strategies, updated PE learning, and more! Various      
Topics in Fine Art Education Room 804 Various topics in fine arts education will be covered throughout the strand.   Amy Siefken      
PreK On My Way Room 500 Teachers will collaborate on the new series and how to implement it for the upcoming school year.  Mrs. Davidson will lead the session and provide insight into the utilization of the series in the classroom. Amanda Davidson      
K-5 SS Adoption Room 505 The curriculum team and staff members will explore Social Studies resources for adoption in the upcoming school year.  Collaborative discussions will look at the pros and cons of each series. Tiffany Stewart      
6-12 SS Adoption Room 505 The curriculum team and staff members will explore Social Studies resources for adoption in the upcoming school year.  Collaborative discussions will look at the pros and cons of each series. Dave Sinkular      
PDP -
Personal Development Plan
Room 509 Teachers who initiated the PDP in January will continue to develop their plans and begin the process of learning on the topic of their choice.   Jen Kenney      
6-12 Purposeful Problem
Solving in Math
Room 512 Are you looking for some fresh ideas to get students to persevere in problem-solving and build stamina?  In this session, we will look at how standards are written for different aspects of Rigor including conceptual knowledge, procedural and application.  Resources with rich tasks and ways to include real-world problem-solving will be shared. We will take a look at instructional and questioning strategies to help be more facilitative to encourage purposeful problem-solving. Cheryl Beasley      
6-8 IAR Math Prep Room 512 Everything you need to know about IAR prep.  Let's get students ready for the state assessment! In this session, we will look at test design, question types, and extended responses.  Cheryl Beasley has had the opportunity to help with state test construction (ISAT, PARCC, IAR)  for the last 12 years.  Resources will be shared and access to practice tests from 2015 - current.  Extended response is something students struggle with, come learn how to score the most points on these question types and how you can practice it with students.  Cheryl Beasley      
Autism Helpers and Collaboration Room 503 Join others to learn more about how to help students on the spectrum reach success in and out of the classroom.  Staff will collaborate on current practices and how to make improvements necessary. Katie Sobin      
6-12 Classroom Management with Social and Emotional Learning Setting Chorus Room Mr. Davis will lead sessions on how to improve classroom management looking at the current social and emotional status of students specifically in the MS and HS classroom. Tom Davis      
PreK-2 Classroom Management with Social and Emotional Learning Setting Chorus Room Mr. Davis will lead sessions on how to improve classroom management looking at the current social and emotional status of students specifically in the PreK-2 classroom. Tom Davis      
6-12 Instructional Strategies that Work Band Room Joy Kamp will lead sessions focused on research-based instructional strategies that will work in your classroom.  Time to adapt the strategies and reflect will be provided in each session. Joy Kamp      
PreK-2 Instructional Strategies that Work Band Room  Joy Kamp will lead sessions focused on research-based instructional strategies that will work in your classroom.  Time to adapt the strategies and reflect will be provided in each session. Joy Kamp      
Classroom Furniture Room 213 Staff will meet with representatives to determine the best way to utilize classroom space and furniture to promote learning and collaboration. Jason Smith      
Extracurricular Evaluations Admin Conference Room Committee members will meet to collaborate on changes to the extracurricular evaluation process and tool. Brad Boresi      
Spanish Vertical Alignment Room 504 Spanish instructors will work with the new vertical alignment to create a seamless transition from MS to HS. Tyler Castle      
1:00 - Department Data Analysis Meetings
PreK - Room 211
Kindergarten - Room 500
1st Grade – Room 511
2nd Grade - LRC
3rd Grade - Room 409
4th Grade - Room 212
5th Grade - Room 214
6-12 ELA – Room 210
6-12 Mathematics – Room 512
6-12 Science – Room 206
6-12 Social Studies – Room 505
6-12 CTE - Room 209
K-12 World Languages – Room 504
K-12 Fine Arts - Room 804
K-12 Physical Education – Room 124
Specialized Services – Room 503
Student Services – Admin Conf. Room