Fall 2018 PD Opportunities!
The East Central ESC is excited to list the new professional development opportunities for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. More iLearn and iLearn math workshops are being planned for early fall. Watch your email for more detailed information or go to our website
UAV Ground and Flight School
June 11, 12, 13, 2018
Are you interested in learning to fly a drone? Do you want to know the legal requirements to fly in American airspace? Would you like to get your UAV pilot's certificate? Do you want to use a drone for business?

This class is for YOU! Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. This course will prepare you to take the UAV Part 107 Pilot's Exam.

World Language Workshop
June 19, 2018

Come join us for an interactive workshop based on proficiency-based instruction. You’ll see elements of various approaches and be able to pick and choose and adapt what you already do to more completely engage your students in their next unit. We will work through myths and realities regarding proficiency-based instruction, Integrated Performance Assessments 
(IPAs), authentic resources and work with Can-Do Statements in the classroom. Woven into the material in this workshop will be a few technology tools, online resources, 
formative/summative assessments and project-based learning ideas. Hear about what works and what doesn’t and even where to start the process to achieve the best results with your students.   .
Grades 3-8: Preparing Your Students for iLearn - ELA
August 14, 2018

  •      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
Teacher Evaluation Training for Primary and Secondary Evaluators
August 15 & 16, 2018

This two-day workshop is for anyone utilizing the RISE, Modified RISE, or other teacher evaluation tool. IC 20-28-11.5-5 states, “An individual may evaluate a certified employee only if that individual has received training and support in evaluation skills.” 

Creating Curiosity: A Non-Fiction Adventure
August 22, 2018

Humans are naturally curious creatures.  We like to explore people, places, and events.  What if we could use informational texts to tap into our students’ innate curiosity?  Would it be possible to harness our students’ natural curiosity and encourage them to research?  What if we could direct students’ natural curiosity to help them think deeply and critically? 
Sign up with a colleague and plan to attend this one-day brand new workshop designed to help educators learn how to harness and guide this powerful tool...curiosity.  Discover texts and    accompanying activities that will capture your students’ interests!  Refresh your own sense of    discovery when it comes to reading and learning at the same time! 
Digitalis Starlab Portable Planetarium Training
September 6, 2018

The East Central Educational Service Center is pleased to offer use of the Digitalis Starlab Planetarium to its member schools. This Starlab is capable of demonstrating beginning through advanced astronomy concepts. It can display ecliptic, celestial equator, equatorial and azimuthal grids. Students now will be able to view the sun against the background of stars in the daytime or against a blue sky. Digitalis can move forward or backward in time at varying speeds.
Teachers are invited to attend a training session to learn about the features of Digitarium Alpha.
This training is required if you plan to request the Digitalis Starlab for your building this year. (NOTE: This session is for those who have NOT been trained on the Digitalis planetarium. It is not an advanced session.
Google Suite for Beginners
September 13, 2018
  • 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
iLearn Ready
Planning Today for Tomorrow's Rigor 
September 17, 2018
March 12, 2018


Are your district, school, and classrooms ready for the new iLearn assessment?  

Join EdgED Consulting to learn the latest details about Indiana's new computer adaptive assessment. Discover how to develop curriculum, assessment, and review tools to ensure your students are prepared.

On the first day participants will learn new instructional strategies and be able to align instruction to iLearn. A personalized review plan for student success shared on day two will help participants make sure that their districts are prepared for the new assessment.

Leveraging ESSA for Authentic School Improvement Planning
Transform Your School in Just Two Days
September 18 & 19, 2018

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.
Using Social Media in the Classroom K-12
September 20, 2018

How can you utilize social media so that it enhances communication,  creativity, and collaboration and leads to improvement in student learning? 
Join eLearning Specialists from Richmond Community School Corporation for an exciting, hands-on workshop that will focus on using Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook 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! 

Poverty and the Brain
September 21, 2018
Poverty impacts many students in east central Indiana.. Based largely on Eric Jensen’s Poor Students, Rich Teaching, this workshop will help educators better understand what is happening with some of their most challenging students. It will also provide tools that demonstrate ways to regulate emotions and behavior, engage the most difficult students, and enhance cognition through long-term memory. 

Participants will gain/learn:
  • Better understanding of how poverty affects students neurologically, physically, behaviorally, & cognitively 
  • Methods to help teachers remain calm and positive when faced with challenging students 
  • Procedures to facilitate healing and resilience in students experiencing trauma and poverty
  • Strategies to improve student performance, understanding, and achievement 
  • Exploration of mindsets that support positive healing and growth 
Incorporating the Indiana Academic Standards for Content Area Literacy Into Content Area Instruction - Grades 6-12
September 26, 2018

IDOE - The standards provide guidance to content area teachers in grades 6-12 (e.g., History/Social Studies teachers, Science and Math teachers, Career and Technical Education teachers, etc.) on expectations for integrating reading and writing skills into their daily instruction.
  • Examine the Depth of Knowledge contained within the literacy standards 
  • Consider implications for future assessments 
  • Learn methods for instructing vocabulary and terminology 
  • Discover techniques for designing and assessing content-area writing

WIDA Standards Overview Training
September 27, 2018
The purpose of this training is to provide:                                      
  • Initial training to new and/or pre-service teachers
  • Initial training to current educators who have not received any training in the WIDA Standards Framework
  • Review for teachers who have already received some WIDA training in the WIDA Standards Framework
Autism 101:
Characteristics and Strategies
November 13, 2018
Autism refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States.  As educators, we want to support all of our students.  Join us to learn how to best meet the needs of autistic students in your school.
During this session, participants will develop an understanding of: 
  • Various facets of autism
  • The implementation of various strategies for managing different behavioral needs
  • Ways to modify classroom resources and curriculum to meet students’ 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
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 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.

Copyright © 2018 East Central Educational Service Center, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp