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Check out all the new events available at the East Central ESC for the fall and early spring. More will be added soon!
Click here to register for any of the workshops listed below.
Grades 3-8: Preparing Your Students for ILearn - ELA
 

Bonnie Kelley's November 2nd return workshop is full.. She will return for another session on November 9. Seats are still available.
Digitalis STARLAB Portable Planetarium Training
November 5, 2018 presented by Dave Sell, NASA Aerospace and Technology Specialist

This Starlab is capable of demonstrating beginning through advanced astronomy concepts. 

Elementary schools in member districts can borrow Starlabs from the ECESC. The November 5th training is required if you plan to request the Digitalis Starlab for your building.
The New ILearn State Assessment Math Grades 3-4-5
November 6, 2018
Co-Presenters:  Jessica Poe and Mark Fahey

The purpose of this workshop is to help understand and prepare for the new ILearn state math assessment scheduled for April-May of 2019. The Department of Education (DOE) has provided helpful resources for students, parents, and teachers to achieve this goal.
The New ILearn State Assessment Math Grades 6-7-8
November 7, 2018
Co-Presenters: Jessica Poe and Mark Fahey
The purpose of this workshop is to help understand and prepare for the new ILearn state math assessment scheduled for April-May of 2019. The Department of Education (DOE) has provided helpful resources for students, parents, and teachers to achieve this goal.
Revive the Shelves:
Linking Primary Sources and Young Adult Literature
Grades 6-12

November 8, 2018

Plan to join Colette Huxford, Media Specialist from Shenandoah School Corporation, as she expolores ways to connect young adult literature to primary sources and to the ELA Standards. Learn how to bolster students' higher-order thinking skills! Find out how to revive some of those forgotten, long overlooked titles sitting on media center shelves.
 
Grades 3-8: Preparing Your Students for ILearn - ELA
November 9, 2018
Presenter: Bonnie Jo Kelley

Unpack and analyze the new ILearn Blueprints
Determine the Depth of Knowledge of elements in the Blueprints
Revise existing curriculum pacing to align with ILearn
Construct formative assessments aligned with ILearn
 
Autism 101:
Characteristics and Strategies
November 13, 2018
Presenter: Amanda Rinehart

During this session, participants will develop an understanding of:
Various facets of autism
The implementation of various strategies and curriculum to meet students' needs
The importance of understanding individual student's needs
Strategies for classroom management and dealing with other students' reactions to the autistic student's behavioral needs
The importance of communication among all individuals involved with the student's service plan
Make Learning Visible!
Thinking Dispositions That Support Thoughtful Learning
K-12
November 14, 2018

Learn how to use art, charts, graphs and other images to help your students develop observational skills that will deepen their abilities to draw conclusions, make inferences, explore viewpoints, build vocabulary, and develop questions.
AMA & ECESC
November 15, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Gordon Schimmel

Dr. Gordon Schimmel, head of the Academy of Model Aeronautics' Program Development, will present an exciting half-day program for middle and high school tech ed, math, and science teachers. Participants will actively learn how to teach Newton's laws of force and motion, using model aircraft that they will build and fly during the training session. Each educator will receive classroom materials and lessons that he/she can share with students the next day!
Preparing for ILearn Science:
Grades 4, 6 and Biology
November 27, 2018
Presenter: Amy Leeson

Review Depth of Knowledge and ways to prepare students for ILearn Science Assessments
Explore ILearn Resources (Blueprints, Item Spec, Repository) and impact of scientific practices (grades 4 & 6) and models and analytical practices (Biology)
Collaborate with colleagues to refine curriculum and instruction based on ILearn Science Assesssments for Grades 4, 6 and Biology
Preparing for ILearn Social Studies
November 28, 2018
Presenter:  Amy Leeson

Review Depth of Knowledge and ways to prepare students for ILearn Social Studies Assessment
Explore ILearn Resources (Blueprints, Item Specs, Repository)
Collaborate with colleagues to refine curriculum and instruction based on ILearn Social Studies assessment for grade 5
ISTEP+ 10 Mathematics 2018-2019
A Steep Hill to Climb

November 28, 2018
Presenter: Robert Trammel

ISTEP+ 10 Mathematics is a process and not an event. Students are scored on both content knowledge and process knowledge used to support and answers. Successful schools have designed a year-long plan for spring testing to ensure students are ready to meet the challenge.
This workshop is designed to help schools, teachers, and students to be better prepared for the spring 2018-19 math ISTEP+ assessment.
 
Digitalis Portable Planetarium
Advanced Training
November 29, 2018
Presenter: Dave Sell

This advanced training is open ONLY to those who have completed the basic "Digitalis" training at the ECESC, who have used the Planetarium in their school or district, and who would like to learn how to get more out of their lesson plans.
Dave will share new content that will take your own presentations to the next level!
Supporting Students of Trauma
December 3, 2018
Presenter:  Elizabeth Avery

In this workshop participants will dive deep into understanding the long-term effects of trauma on the mind, body, and soul. Additionally, learners will discover trauma's impact on a student's ability to function in the classroom and the ramifications of trauma on a child on a day-to-day basis.
Developing a 'Yes, They Can!' Attitude:
Introducing 1:1 Tech into the Primary Classroom

January 16, 2019
Presenter:  Amber Harper

This workshop will focus attention on some of the most critical questions that teachers ask when told that their class will be going 1:1.
At the end of the day, participants will leave with a wealth of resources that will help the transition be a smooth one, transformative as well as exciting! K-12 educators and administrators will learn practical and proven strategies that will lead to an effective, efficient 1:1 classroom.
This year Reading is the subject of the Textbook Caravan. The caravan will be held at the Horizon Convention Center,  401 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305, USA.  Registration will begin at 7:30 am and the first session will begin at 8:30 am.
The Heartbeat of Number Sense
Math Fact Fluency
February 13, 2019
Presenters:  Virginia Luce and Virginia Smith - "Ginnie & Ginger"

Give your primary students a leg up for Math ILearn testing by teaching them strategies for addition and subtraction fact fluency. Research says that learning relationships among facts and using these reasoning strategies fosters number sense. Now available - a program to help teachers teach that foundational addition and subtraction fluency standard. Spend the day learning time proven methods for moving students from counting to mental fluency--all in 20 minutes a day. Ginnie and Ginger have designed a workshop to train and equip teachers to implement A Strategic Approach to Addition Fact Fluency and Subtraction-A Better Way of Thinking.
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