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Monday, November 23, 2020

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 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 Emotional Learning in Your Classroom Part 1

PD Hours: 12Jill Sorensen-Davis
$105

Social Emotional Learning is not another thing being added to your teaching plate- it IS THE PLATE that supports your student’s ability to thrive in your classroom. This workshop will expose and guide participants in the understanding of the five basic core components of Social Emotional Learning: Self Awareness, Self- Management and Social Awareness.  We will read research about how Social Emotional Learning can empower children and change schools. There will be videos, articles, and discussions of SEL in action, as well as a plethora of activities to use in your classroom to create a supportive and caring learning environment. 

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Embracing Social Emotional Learning in Your Classroom Part 2

PD Hours: 12Jill Sorensen-Davis
$105

This course is the second course on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) providing in depth learning into the five components of SEL. Welcome back, if you took the first course.  We will be using what you learned about the five SEL components and the ACES survey in this course. You will be reading articles, watching instructional and inspirational videos, and connecting SEL to your career to help you make Connections before Curriculum.

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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.

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Open-Ended Math Questions

PD Hours: 6Maggie Dickow
$95

Participants will be able to create open-ended questions/tasks that can spark conversation, collaboration, and support the Standards for Mathematical Practices. The importance of rich tasks and good questioning will be explored.

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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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