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Volume 9, Issue 5, November 2017
November and December PD Opportunities!
Understanding the Depth of Knowledge in the
Indiana Standards and Statewide Assessments

November 13, 2017


 
Participants will focus on ways to design instruction that mirrors all of Webb's Depth of Knowledge levels, review each level and associated questioning techniques, examine samples of test questions, and analyze existing lesson plans in terms of student learning expectations and rigor.
 
 
Building a Growth Mindset Classroom K-12
November 14, 2017


 
Join in this hands-on session focused on:  examining fixed vs. growth mindset; understanding how the brain is malleable; exploring and understanding the 4 components of mindset; understanding the impact of praise and failure on mindsets; and exploring strategies and application of growth mindset in the classroom.
 
 
QPR for Suicide Prevention (K-12)
November 20, 2017


 
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a program that teaches participants to recognize the warning signs, clues and communications of suicidal people, and to help them get help.  You will leave with information that is easy to understand and is reinforced by a QPR booklet, a card complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help, and a list of resources available in the community.
 
QPR is a program approved by the Indiana Department of Education to fulfill the requirement for suicide prevention training for teacher licensure.


 
Developing a Data Driven Culture
November 28, 2017
January 18, 2018


 
Part 1 - Dive into assessment of data driven decision making, and dig into the types of assessment being utilized throughout a detailed, research-based assessment inventory.  Focus on the disaggregation process and take away data protocols to drive actionable next steps or academic improvement.

Part 2 - Be lead through effective research-based protocols that will allow you to develop real, actionable plans from your analysis of data.  Attach standards, indicators and skills that are still a challenge for students, based on both formative and summative data.

 
Digitalis Starlab Portable Planetarium
Advanced Training

November 30, 2017


 
Dave Sell, NASA Aerospace trainer and 6th grade teacher, will be presenting an Advanced Starlab workshop.  This workshop is for 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 present new resources that can be used immediately and will share new content that will take presentations to the next level!
 
 
Preparation for ISTEP+ Mathematics
Grades 3-4-5
Are You Ready??

December 4, 2017


 
The two November dates for this workshop filled so quickly, a 3rd date was scheduled!  Don't miss out on this one!!
 
Objectives for this workshop:
  1. Use details about ISTEP+ Part I...Applied Skills to improve student problem solving skills
  2. Make adjustments to Curriculum Map to help students succeed
  3. Score Student work for applied skills problems
  4. Share and use information about what is working in other schools to help students succeed
  5. Receive useful resources that are ready for classroom use
 
Google Certified Educator
Level 2 Training

2-day Bootcamp

December 5, 2017
December 6, 2017



If you are a super user and lover of all things G Suite for Education, then plan on attending the Google Certified Educator Level 2 boot camp.  In this 2-day workshop, plan to go beyond the basics and learn how to integrate G Suite for Education tools at a deeper level.  Participants will learn how to integrate these tools on a daily basis to create a 21st Century learning environment.  Learn about the Google Certified Educator Level 2 test and its requirements.
 
 
Curriculum Compacting for High Ability
Grades 1-8

December 7, 2017


 
This session will focus on the "how-to" steps of curriculum compacting, a process that allows students to move more quickly through curriculum after demonstrating mastery.  Students thus "buy time" which can be used to accelerate content or to pursue alternate or extension activities while the unit is being taught to other students.  A variety of examples will be provided as well as time for participants to reflect upon ways they could implement the process in their setting.  Practical resources and tools will be shared.
 
Ditch That Homework
December 12, 2017


 
Wouldn't it be nice if you and your students needed homework less and less until you didn't need it at all?  If we can be more efficient and effective, we can lessen our reliance on homework - maybe completely.  This isn't a homework-bashing session.  It's a practical one with strategies you can use in your classroom immediately.  Use brain-friendly activities, creative approaches to assignments, student-centered practices and more.
 
Google Suite for Beginners
Become a Techier Teacher with Google Tools

December 13, 2017


 
In this workshop, you will:
  • Discover Google Tools (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, and Forms)
  • Learn how to use these tools to simplify your life and become more efficient
  • Create daily routines, lessons, or units of study using G Suite
  • Collaborate on some of the most powerful production tools available to educators today
  • Organize your creations so that you are able to continue improving and sharing them
  • Learn how you can become a Google Certified Educator
 
Using Social Media in the Classroom
December 14, 2017


 
How can you embrace and embed social media in your classroom to ensure that it is truly transformational to teaching and learning, and utilize it so that it enhances communication, creativity, and collaboration and leads to improvement in student learning?

Join Andy Wallace, certified Google educator and expert tech presenter, for an exciting, hands-on workshop that will focus on using Instagram,Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.  No prior experience is necessary.  This workshop will start with the basics of each platform, then move towards integration into your classroom so that you can speak the lingo and use the tool like a pro!  Find out how you can ramp up your teaching with social media that is easy to access and cutting edge in this digital age!

 
 
Save the date for these January PD workshops!
East Central ESC Workshop Cancellation Policy
 
The East Central Educational Service Center offers many professional development opportunities throughout the year.  It is our intent to consistently provide excellent, high quality programs for you.  We strive to make sure that our conferences meet your immediate and/or long term needs. 

Should you need to cancel a workshop registration, the Service Center requests that a district administrator email a notice of cancellation to mary-angie@ecesc.k12.in.us a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event.  Hand-outs will be mailed to a registrant after the workshop and the corporation billed for any registration not cancelled a minimum of two days before the event.  The reason for this advance notification is that the ECESC already has incurred presenter expenses, as well as food and copying costs for the event.


With many upcoming workshops scheduled for the winter months, the ECESC wants to make sure you know where to find information about possible workshop cancellations due to the weather.  Workshop cancellations will be telecast on Channel 8 WISH-TV (Indianapolis), Channel 13 WTHR-TV (Indianapolis), and Channel 5 WLWT-TV (Cincinnati).  Registrants will be advised about a re-scheduled date as soon as possible.
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