2019-2020 PLP Offerings

2019-2020 Requisite Courses

These are courses you will take this year as scheduled in the PD plan.

 
Registration Information
Unless otherwise noted, please register for elective classes through 48 C.A.R.A.T.S.



PLN Refresh
Building administrators and teacher leaders will facilitate PLN courses three times during the school year. It is important to keep PLN strategies at the forefront every year as we weave them into our lessons. (dates vary)


Schoology (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, or Workshop)
Using Schoology as our LMS allows students to take ownership of their learning, teachers to leverage Schoology as a hub for communication and collaboration and parents to be able to better support students and teachers. Schoology Basic is for staff who are just learning to use Schoology and Advanced is for people who have had some courses in Schoology and are ready to take it to the next level. Everyone is required to take a course in August and some of you may decide to take workshops throughout the next few years as we move to having all of our courses in Schoology.

In order to help you determine which Schoology course you should take, please consult the "Schoology Skills for WSSD Educators". 

Basic
This beginner session will help you navigate Schoology, personalize the interface, explore groups, organize content, and create a variety of assignments. Participants can earn a Schoology “Trailblazer” badge upon completing all of the checklist items. Please see the Schoology Skills for WSSD Educators (linked above) for a full description of what will be discussed in this session.
When: August 20, 21 (Registration Closed)

Intermediate
Are you already a basic Schoology user or a Trailblazer? This intermediate session will help you create and grade formative assessments, use discussions and forms, archive and export courses, share resources, create rich pages with embedded images and content, create and moderate groups, and we will discuss syncing the gradebook with PowerSchool. Participants can earn a Schoology “Pro” badge upon completing all of the checklist items and demonstrating their knowledge. Please see the Schoology Skills for WSSD Educators (linked above) for a full description of what will be discussed in this session.
When: August 20, 21 (Registration Closed)

Advanced
If you are a Schoology Pro, or just know all the items on the basic and intermediate Schoology Skills checklist, this session is for you. This advanced session dives into using data (rubrics, question banks), creating grading groups, creating and awarding badges, moderating posts, using web conferencing, using portfolios, ninja tricks and mobile apps. Please see the Schoology Skills for WSSD Educators (linked above) for a full description of what will be discussed in this session.
When: August 20, 21 (Registration Closed)

Workshop
If you have already taken one of the sessions above, and you want to work on your Schoology classes with a teacher leader/tech IA, you may register for this session.  
When: August 20, 21 (Registration Closed), January 20, February 14



SAMR (Face-to-Face, Required on September 20)
SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. The model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. All staff will be part of a basic SAMR training. Workshops will be a time for you to enhance current lessons that elevate the use of technology.

When: September 20 (No registration required)


Stop the Bleed Training
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Our District is committed to having every staff member trained. If you have not been trained, you will need to attend a training when it is offered 2 different times on August 21.

When: August 21 (No registration required)  


Data Analysis
Data Analysis will occur 2 times a year. The building administrators will determine how this looks.

When: October 11, February 14 (No registration required)  

2019-2020 Electives

During the school year you will have several opportunities to take electives. The electives you chose need to support your PLP goal. We will add electives over the years to best support your learning needs and District initiatives.
 
Registration Information
Unless otherwise noted, please register for elective classes through 48 C.A.R.A.T.S.



Technology Engagement Tools Workshop (Face-to-Face)
The instructional technology department will offer a variety of tool trainings over the next three years. To begin the school year they will offer these 4 tools in a workshop.
When: January 17

EdPuzzle 
EdPuzzle is a tool that enables students to watch and engage with videos while the teacher at an independent station or as part of a flipped lesson. The teacher is able to gather data throughout the lesson to check for engagement and completion of questions.  EdPuzzle is the perfect enhancement tool for videos to be watched at home or in a station.

Doceri
Doceri is the professional iPad interactive whiteboard and screencast recorder with sophisticated tools for hand-drawn graphics and built-in remote desktop control. Originally designed for teachers, the tool allows teachers to work from anywhere in the room and project presentations, annotate and demonstrate. Teachers can also project student work and problem solving.

Reflector 
Reflector allows teachers to mirror their phone, tablet or computer to the big screen without wires or complicated setups. Teachers can present, teach or entertain from the palm of their hands. Reflector makes it easier than ever to share your device screen.

Adobe Spark 
Adobe Spark allows anyone, including small businesses, bloggers, teachers, marketers, and students, the ability to create and share visual stories without needing to be professional designers. The tools also don’t require a lot of time to design and use.


 
Chromebook Creation Tools (Face-to-Face)
This course was offered in June, but is worth offering again. We all know the power that student choice and voice give your lessons. This course will explore a variety of creation tools where students can use their personal interests and talents to demonstrate their learning and increase their understanding of concepts. We’ll explore multimedia tools such as VoiceThread, Canva, Adobe Spark, and Google apps (beyond Docs) that will help your students reach new creative heights. 

When: January 17


Digital Content in the Classroom (Also a 2019 Summer Academy)
During this course, we will visit the following topics/concepts: finding digital content for your classroom, brief discussion of copyright, creative commons, and OER content, finding virtual field trips, incorporating digital content into another format, and finding virtual spaces for your students to work and use digital content.
 
When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24

 
Digital Classroom Management Refresher
Course will help you successfully manage the classroom in a digital environment. You will explore some scenarios that may come up throughout the year and offer different strategies for managing student behavior in a 1:1 environment. You will revisit GoGuardian Teacher, an empowering software program that helps keep students safe, engaged, and on task; giving you the power to have “digital eyes in the back of your head!”

When: February 14


Discipline/Department Specific Workshop
Departments may want to get together for trainings or workshops specific to the work they do. Examples could include OERs, DBQs and virtual reality for social studies, physical education training for lifetime fitness and outdoor adventure courses, music workshops, trainings relevant to elevating your skills in the content area, trauma informed practices, career and college readiness, writing special education SMART goals, etc. If you chose this option and require support please let Dr. Whye know.

When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24


Schoology Workshop (Face-to-Face or Independent)
You may take this workshop during designated elective times. It is advantageous to partner with a colleague or 2. We will also offer opportunities to meet with the IAs and teacher leaders.

When: Face-to-Face: January 20 (Register Here) or February 14 (Register Here). Independent: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24


Rotational Model Workshop (Independent)
You may take this workshop during designated elective times. It is advantageous to partner with a colleague or 2. We will also offer opportunities to meet with the IAs and teacher leaders to develop plans. NOTE: You should have previously attended a Personalized Learning session on the Rotational Model in order to complete this independent workshop.

When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24  


SAMR Workshop (Face-to-Face or Independent)
You may take this workshop during designated elective times. It is advantageous to partner with a colleague or 2. We will also offer opportunities to meet with the IAs and teacher leaders to develop SAMR plans.

When: Face-to-Face: January 20 (Register Here) or February 14 (Register Here). Independent: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24


PLN workshop (Independent)
This workshop is for teachers who want to integrate more PLN strategies into lessons. It is also for new hires to receive some additional help. We will offer opportunities to meet with people who have a strong background in the integration of PLN strategies.

When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24  


Discovery Education Workshop (Independent)
This is an exploration workshop of the Discovery Education tool. The site not only includes engaging video in a number of content areas, it has well done professional development courses. We will offer a facilitated course and after that, you and a colleague(s) may choose to spend addition elective time exploring.
 
When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24  

 
Discovery Education Resources
This course will be a hands-on session that will allow you to discover all of the resources available to you in Discovery Education. We’ve connected Schoology to Discovery Education, making it even easier for you to use multimedia resources. There are also a large number of classroom activities and strategies you can learn to amp up your classroom. This session is capped at 30 attendees.

When: January 17


Performance Task Workshop (Independent)
We are at different places with performance tasks. You may want to spend some time creating performance tasks and rubrics, or reviewing the quality of performance tasks already written.

When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24


Co-teaching Workshop (Independent)
It is sometimes difficult to find the time for long term planning with co-teaching teams. You may use elective time to do this. 

When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24  


Smart Goals - Special Educators (Face-to-Face, Independent)
The face-to-face workshop offers an opportunity to work with Special Education supervisors and IAs to rework IEP goals. The independent workshop provides time for you to independently rework IEP goals.

When: Elective time for October 11, January 17, January 20, February 14, March 13, May 24   
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