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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Online Workshops

A Teacher’s Guide to Remote Teaching: Tips and Tricks

PD Hours: 3Ashley Nelson
$95

This course is designed to offer teacher based methods and strategies to help manage daily remote teaching. Included will be tips for reducing stress, how to manage working from home, and guidelines for working from home.

 

Follow the sequence of Modules to complete this course.  Please participate by watching all videos, review all the information provided, follow any links, submit any assignments, and provide feedback through participation in all discussion boards.

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A Teachers Guide to Remote Teaching: Websites & Strategies for Daily Teaching

PD Hours: 6Ashley Nelson
$95

This course is designed to offer teacher based methods and websites to daily remote teaching. Included will be tips for video conferencing, teacher-tested websites, and guidelines for stress-free working from home.

 

Follow the sequence of Modules to complete this course.  Please participate by watching all videos, review all the information provided, follow any links, submit any assignments, and provide feedback through participation in all discussion boards.

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Academic Language Matters: EL-Focused Strategies

PD Hours: 12Valerie Butron
$105

Examine and apply evidence-based strategies that support EL students with learning and using academic language across content areas. Educators will identify and plan to apply specific strategies to ensure English learners practice and develop the language needed to communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic, social and emotional success.

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Best Classroom Practices in Reading

PD Hours: 8Melessa Thulin
$105

This course is intended to help the participant improve their instruction of reading in all content areas. The participant will walk away with new strategies and ideas to implement in their classes immediately.

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Best Classroom Practices in Writing

PD Hours: 8Diane Brenczewski
$105

This course is intended to help educators increase the reading comprehension of students in the 5th through 12th grade through the skill of writing. The intention is to walk away with some of the best practrice strategies, both old and new, to implement into your lessons.

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Building a Trauma Sensitive School

PD Hours: 20Tom Davis
$155

Studies now show that nearly every school has children who have been exposed to overwhelming experiences, such as witnessing violence between their caretakers, being the direct targets of abuse, community violence and other kinds of adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study found higher levels of traumatic experiences in the general population than previously imagined. Among the approximately 17,000 adults surveyed, just over 50% reported having experienced at least one form of childhood adversity. A trauma-sensitive school is one where all students feel safe, welcomed, and supported.  This school will constantly be addressing trauma’s impact on learning on a school-wide basis.  This is at the center of its educational mission. This course is designed to delve into the elements of what is necessary to develop or even enhance a Trauma Sensitive School.  Topics include Core Principles, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Mapping Triggers, Trauma Sensitive Assessment, Multitiered Approach, Collaboration, SEL, and Guiding Questions.

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Building Literacy in Science

PD Hours: 12Dr. Roberta Sejnost
$105

The new Illinois Learning Standards for Science require students to read challenging, complex texts to gain insights, evaluate information, broaden perspectives and write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence.  This course provides both the rationale for using disciplinary literacy to comprehend the concepts of science as well as effective, research-based, brain compatible strategies that are effective in science classrooms.

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Building Literacy in Social Science

PD Hours: 10Dr. Roberta L. Sejnost
$105

The New Illinois Learning Standards require students to read challenging, complex texts to gain insights, evaluate information, broaden their perspectives and be able to write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence. Learn effective, research-based, brain compatible strategies that are effective in social science classrooms and enable students to read, write, listen, speak, and think like historians.

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Ditch the Worksheet-Assessment and Management

PD Hours: 4Molly Kaminski, Ashlee Scott
$95

Hello and welcome to part one of a four part series of "Ditch the Worksheet." This class on "assessment" will provide you with ways to throw out the worksheets you use for reviews, assessments, and daily activities to provide new ways to encourage students to learn with technology.

In 2018, we presented for the first time together “Ditch the Worksheet” at the Raising Student Achievement Conference. Since then, we have encouraged teachers and administrators to get rid of the traditional teaching style of handing out worksheets to check for understanding and completion and switch to a more digital approach with the use of technology tools!

We hope you find many new ideas to be able to immediately incorporate into your classroom.

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Embracing Social Learning Series- Part 1: Introduction to Social Emotional Learning

PD Hours: 20Jill Sorensen-Davis
$155

This introductory workshop will expose and guide teachers to understand Social Emotional Learning (SEL) de­finitions, research, and guidelines. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) will be explored and their statistical evolution bringing us to this school year. We will examine research to support SEL through the report-“HOW SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CAN EMPOWER CHILDREN AND CHANGE SCHOOLS.” We will explore the CASEL website as a jumping-off point for SEL research and guidance. We will also dive into inspirational videos and articles from Edutopia and TED Talks. Examining Why and How SEL can come into your school and classroom is a focal point of this class. Class members will examine the Illinois State Board of Education SEL Curriculum for their grade level. The class will include videos, literature exploration, current research, curricular reflections, and immersive activities.

This class is appropriate for anyone in the education field looking to learn about the latest information in Social Emotional Learning. Each class can be completed at your own pace over a 60-day period.  The instructor will respond to your posts within 48 hours and all posts are complete or incomplete. Participants will complete an evaluation at the end of the course and receive their PD credit within 2 weeks.

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Embracing Social Learning Series- Part 2: Self Awareness- Designing Activities for Your Classroom

PD Hours: 21Jill Sorensen-Davis
$155

Workshops #2- #6 will each dive into the separate components of Social Emotional Learning and can be taken in any order. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Self-Awareness component of SEL and to develop both implicit and explicit programs for your grade-level classrooms based on the Illinois State Standards. This workshop will lead teachers through the standards to help identify what areas you already fulfilled and where your defi­cits are currently. Numerous examples and opportunities to participate in appropriate activities will inspire participants to start developing their own curriculum and activities. Participants will discover through a myriad of media including educational articles, website exploration, videos, book excerpts, current events, and social media groups. The goal is to walk away with a fi­rm foundation and a myriad of activities provided and developed during each session both for teacher planning and student learning.

This class is appropriate for anyone in the education field looking to learn about the latest information in Social Emotional Learning. Each class can be completed at your own pace over a 60-day period.  The instructor will respond to your posts within 48 hours and all posts are complete or incomplete. Participants will complete an evaluation at the end of the course and receive their PD credit within 2 weeks.

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Embracing Social Learning Series- Part 3 Self Management- Designing Activities for Your Classroom

PD Hours: 21Jill Sorensen-Davis
$155

Workshops #2- #6 will each dive into the separate components of Social Emotional Learning and can be taken in any order. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Self-Management component of SEL and to develop both implicit and explicit programs for your grade level classrooms based on the Illinois State Standards. This workshop will lead teachers through the standards to help identify what areas you already fulfilled and where your defi­cits are currently. Examples and opportunities to participate in appropriate activities will inspire participants to start developing their own curriculum and activities. Participants will discover through a myriad of media including educational articles, website exploration, videos, book excerpts, current events, and social media groups. The goal is to walk away with a fi­rm foundation, and a myriad of activities provided and developed during each session both for teacher planning and student learning.

 

This class is appropriate for anyone in the education field looking to learn about the latest information in Social Emotional Learning. Each class can be completed at your own pace over a 60-day period.  The instructor will respond to your posts within 48 hours and all posts are complete or incomplete. Participants will complete an evaluation at the end of the course and receive their PD credit within 2 weeks.

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Embracing Social Learning Series- Part 4: Social Awareness- Designing Activities for Your Classroom

PD Hours: 23Jill Sorensen-Davis
$155

Workshops #2- #6 will each dive into the separate components of Social Emotional Learning and can be taken in any order. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Social-Awareness component of SEL and to develop both implicit and explicit programs for your grade level classrooms based on the Illinois State Standards. This workshop will lead teachers through the standards to help identify what areas you already fulfilled and where your defi­cits are currently. Examples and opportunities to participate in appropriate activities will inspire participants to start developing their own curriculum and activities. Participants will discover through a myriad of media including educational articles, website exploration, videos, book excerpts, current events, and social media groups. The goal is to walk away with a fi­rm foundation and a myriad of activities provided and developed during each session both for teacher planning and student learning. 

This class is appropriate for anyone in the education field looking to learn about the latest information in Social Emotional Learning. Each class can be completed at your own pace over a 60-day period.  The instructor will respond to your posts within 48 hours and all posts are complete or incomplete. Participants will complete an evaluation at the end of the course and receive their PD credit within 2 weeks.

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Embracing Social Learning Series- Part 5 Relationship Skills: - Designing Activities for Your Classroom

PD Hours: 23Jill Sorensen-Davis
$155

Workshops #2- #6 will each dive into the separate components of Social Emotional Learning and can be taken in any order. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Social-Awareness component of SEL and to develop both implicit and explicit programs for your grade level classrooms based on the Illinois State Standards. This workshop will lead teachers through the standards to help identify what areas you already fulfilled and where your defi­cits are currently. Examples and opportunities to participate in appropriate activities will inspire participants to start developing their own curriculum and activities. Participants will discover through a myriad of media including educational articles, website exploration, videos, book excerpts, current events, and social media groups. The goal is to walk away with a fi­rm foundation and a myriad of activities provided and developed during each session both for teacher planning and student learning. 

This class is appropriate for anyone in the education field looking to learn about the latest information in Social Emotional Learning. Each class can be completed at your own pace over a 60-day period.  The instructor will respond to your posts within 48 hours and all posts are complete or incomplete. Participants will complete an evaluation at the end of the course and receive their PD credit within 2 weeks.

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Embracing Social Learning Series- Part 6 Responsible Decision-Making Skills: Designing Activities for Your Classroom

PD Hours: 21Jill Sorensen-Davis
$155

Workshops #2- #6 will each dive into the separate components of Social Emotional Learning and can be taken in any order. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Social-Awareness component of SEL and to develop both implicit and explicit programs for your grade level classrooms based on the Illinois State Standards. This workshop will lead teachers through the standards to help identify what areas you already fulfilled and where your defi­cits are currently. Examples and opportunities to participate in appropriate activities will inspire participants to start developing their own curriculum and activities. Participants will discover through a myriad of media including educational articles, website exploration, videos, book excerpts, current events, and social media groups. The goal is to walk away with a fi­rm foundation and a myriad of activities provided and developed during each session both for teacher planning and student learning. 

This class is appropriate for anyone in the education field looking to learn about the latest information in Social Emotional Learning. Each class can be completed at your own pace over a 60-day period.  The instructor will respond to your posts within 48 hours and all posts are complete or incomplete. Participants will complete an evaluation at the end of the course and receive their PD credit within 2 weeks.

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Flipping Your Classroom

PD Hours: 10Mary A. Warren
$105

This is an introductory course for participants who wish to explore the instructional methods related to the Flipped Classroom.  Included will be examples and models for both flipping your entire classroom, and/or just flipping a lesson.  Activities are intended to develop a clearer understanding of the concepts surrounding The Flipped Classroom.

This introductory course will cover the basics for the Flipped Classroom method of instruction.  Provided will be an introduction of online video resources that can be easily utilized by educators.

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Global Learning! Global Teaching! Global Mindset!

PD Hours: 10Natalie Coleman
$105

Learn about the tools that will help elevate your teaching pedagogy to be inclusive and build students skills for the 21st century. In this course you will learn about the 4 Domains Global Competency and the characteristics of a globally competent student.

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Increasing Student Engagement through Technology

PD Hours: 4Molly Kaminski, Ashlee Scott
$95

Hello and welcome to part one of a four part series of "Ditch the Worksheet." This class on "engagement" will provide you with ways to throw out the worksheets you use for reviews, assessments, and daily activities to provide new ways
to encourage students to learn with technology.

In 2018, we presented for the first time together “Ditch the Worksheet” at the Raising Student Achievement Conference. Since then, we have encouraged teachers and administrators to get rid of the traditional teaching style of handing out worksheets to check for understanding and completion and switch to a more digital approach with the use of technology tools!

We hope you find many new ideas to be able to immediately incorporate into your classroom.

Register

Project Based Teaching and Learning

PD Hours: 10Mary A Warren
$105

This is an introductory course that will explore the various facets of teaching and learning through a Project-Based Approach. Included will be examples and models. Activities are intended to develop more real world situations and to enhance student learning.

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Social and Emotional Learning integrated in Successful Classroom Management

PD Hours: 12Tom Davis
$105

This course is designed to demonstrate how the two topics (Social and Emotional Learning & Classroom Management) can meld into one.  If you succeed in understanding and implementing SEL, many classroom management problems can take care of themselves.  This growth will allow you to focus on the even more challenging task of developing social and emotional maturity in each student.  The classroom atmosphere techniques included in this course are formulated to provide a community in your classroom.  Although it may take a change in some of your teaching, it is well worth the effort to create an atmosphere of community in your classroom.  I hope you enjoys the journey!

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Teaching in Trauma Informed School

PD Hours: 20Tom Davis
$155

The four R’s for a trauma informed school according to experts include  Realize The widespread impact of trauma and understand potential paths for recovery.  Recognize The signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff and others involved with the system. Respond By fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures,  and practices Resist Retraumatization.  This course will focus on the knowledge that teachers need to have in addressing these four R’s.  The topics that we will address include Basic Strategies, Basic Psychological Needs, Social and Emotional Learning, Your Attitude and Mindfulness, Implementing Trauma Informed Learning, Teaching Emotion, DNA   Dreams Needs Attitude, Schools becoming Trauma Sensitive and more.

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