2019 Summer/Fall Professional Development

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    The School Effectiveness Department is pleased to announce that summer learning opportunities are now available for registration in Performance Matters.  

     

    Date(s)

    Online

    Courses and Descriptions

    Time

    Location

    8/1/19 - 5/22/20 

    CAS - Creating Compliant ILLPs in ELLPro (Online) - Middle School

    CAS - Creating Compliant ILLPs in ELLPro (Online) - Elementary

    Participants will loearn How to create a complin Individualize Language Learner Plan using the ELLPro software and how to improve an ILLP to make it compliant by state guidelines.

    Online  Online
    8/1/19 - 5/22/20

    CAS - Planning and Instructing English Learners Language Development (Online) - Elementary

    CAS - Planning and Instructing English Learners Language Development (Online) - Middle School

    Participants will learn: what the English Language Proficiency standards are, how to choose ELP standards to support an English Learner to increase their academic proficiency, and how ELP standards relate to the College and Career Readiness standards for the grade level they teach.

    Online Online
    9/2/2019 - 11/15/2019

    CAS - Structured English Endorsement Online - Elementary - 09.02.19 - 11.15.19

    CAS - Structured English Endorsement Online - Secondary - 09.02.19 - 11.15.19

    This course will provide participants with the legal and historical background that has shaped the framework for educating English learners in Arizona. Participants will learn strategies, methodologies, and current research to address the academic and language needs for students of diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive the full Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement from the State of Arizona.

    Online Online
    9/6/2019 - 10/4/2019

    SE - How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You Online

    This class fulfills the KTIP Year 3 core class requirement. 

    Teachers will participate weekly using online tools to share ideas and resources as they examine culture and its impact on student achievement.  In this online course, you will learn strategies for establishing a school climate for teaching diverse learners and research-based instructional strategies to reach all learners. Participants will be expected to complete between 3-4 hours of online tasks each week.

    Participants will:

    • Recognize the barriers to working across cultures.
    • Understand one's own culture and how it forms a lens with which to view the world.
    • Explore how understanding the role of culture can improve classroom instruction.
    • Engage in professional interaction through online tools.
    • Reflect on personal practices and perceptions.
    Online Online
    8/16/2019 - 9/27/2019

    SE - Response to Learning for New-to-Kyrene Teachers (Online)

    KTIP Year 1 - For experienced new to Kyrene teachers

    Participants will:

    • Identify the components of a response to learning action plan identify the role the data analysis process plays in the re-teaching process
    • Utilize a data analysis protocol to improve planning, teaching, and re-teaching
    • Delineate components of effective modeling for re-teaching
    • Delineate steps of student discourse for re-teaching.
    Online Online
    10/18/2019 - 11/8/2019

    SE - Assessment Literacy Online

    This class fulfills the K-TIP Year 2 course requirement.

    This course extends a teacher's understanding of classroom assessment.

    Participants will:

    • Delineate seven strategies for best use of formative assessment
    • Analyze assessment questions for develop goals
    • Delineate seven strategies for best use of formative assessment, with emphasis on strategies 3-7
    • Identify strategies to involve students in the assessment process
    • Identify issues and alternatives related in grading 
    Online Online
    Date(s)

    In-Person

    Courses and Descriptions

    Time Location

    8/7/2019

    or

    8/14/2019

    or

    8/21/2019

    or

    8/28/2019

    or

    9/4/2019 

    SE - Response to Learning for New-to-Kyrene Teachers

    Participants will:

    • Identify the components of a response to learning action plan identify the role the data analysis process plays in the re-teaching process
    • Utilize a data analysis protocol to improve planning, teaching, and re-teaching
    • Delineate components of effective modeling for re-teaching
    • Delineate steps of student discourse for re-teaching.
    4:30 PM-7:30 PM District Office

    8/8 - 8/9/2019

    ESS - Lindamood-Bell Training

    Participants will receive instruction in Lindamood–Bell, which is a learning approach that can help students in grades K-2 who struggle with reading and other learning issues.

    8:00 AM-4:00 PM District Office

    See dates in description

    SE - Corwin Equity Train the Trainer

    Only for equity teams identified from each school.

    Participants will gain the process, protocols, language, and tools to engage in courageous, authentic, measurable, sustainable work that produces results. The program will reduce and eventually eliminate achievement gaps, disparities in graduation rates, disproportional suspension, expulsion, and disciplinary referral rates.

    • Cohort 1: 8/19, 10/17, 2/20, 4/23
    • Cohort 2: 8/20, 10/18, 2/21, 4/24
    • Cohort 3: 8/12, 10/21, 2/24, 4/27
    • Cohort 4: 8/13, 10/22, 2/25, 4/28
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM  District Office 

    8/13/2019

    ESS - Facilitated IEP Training

    Do you participate in IEP meetings? Are they sometimes contentious? Are IEP team members confused about their roles? Do IEP meetings seem disorganized and unproductive? If so, the Facilitated IEP training is for you. IEP Facilitation is a student-focused process in which a trained facilitator assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student. There are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training will cover all three areas and more!

    8:00 AM -4:00 PM District Office

    08/15/2019

    CAS - Introduction to McGraw-Hill Networks (8Civics)

    This introductory class will guide teachers through the ins and outs of McGraw-Hill Networks, the adopted core resource for grade 8 civics courses. Participants will: 1) Learn how and why the resource was created 2) Engage in discussion about the new approach to social studies 3) Review available instructional materials to support with planning 4) Participate in activities to gain deeper understanding of what the resource offers

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM District Office

    08/15/2019

    SE - Introduction to National Geographic Social Studies (6-7 World History)

    This introductory class will guide teachers through the ins and outs of National Geographic-Cengage Learning, the adopted core resource for grade 6 & 7 world history courses. Participants will: 1) Learn how and why the resource was created 2) Engage in discussion about the new approach to social studies 3) Review available instructional materials to support with planning 4) Participate in activities to gain deeper understanding of what the resource offers

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM District Office

     8/19, 8/20

    8/21/2019

    ESS - Wilson Reading System

    Wilson is an intensive intervention program for students in grades 3-12 with language-based learning disabilities. Participants will attend a 3-day training designed to prepare them to use the WRS with students who are struggling readers. This is open to one Academic Interventionist and one ESS teacher per school.

    8:00 AM-4:00 PM  District Office

     8/20/2019

    OR

    10/25/2019

    ESS - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training for 19-20

    This half day Refresher NCI course is only available to staff who hold a current NCI certification. To find if you are still certified, please check the date on your blue card that was received after your last training. If you cannot find your blue card, please contact Michelle Kay (Mkay@kyrene.org). If you are a new employee to the district and hold a current certification from your previous district, please scan in to Michelle Kay prior to signing up for the refresher course for approval. If your certification has expired, you will be required to take the full day training again. Please dress comfortably (close toed shoes are preferred). Certifications are good for two years (except DIAs which require annual re-certification).

    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM  District Office 
    8/22/2019 

    CAS - Human Growth and Development Training

    Teachers will be trained in the 7th grade Human Growth and Development curriculum and course expectations.

    8:30 PM - 3:30 PM  District Office 
    Various Dates 

    IT- Emergency Operations Plan for School Teachers and Staff 

    This class will provide an overview on common emergency procedures such as lockdowns and evacuations as it relates to the District’s Emergency Operations Plan. Additionally, the instruction will provide specific response procedures and tools for responding to usual circumstances when a lockdown or evacuations are initiated. Questions such as, “what do I do if I’m outside at recess when a lockdown occurs” or “how I should respond if a lockdown is called and my student is in the bathroom” will be answered and many more. Classes will be held in schools allowing discussion about specific security concerns for each location and teachers are encouraged to attend the class that their location. However, attendance at other school locations is allowable.

    based on school site  Please register for your school site when it becomes available
     8/28/2019  - 4/29/2020

    ESS - District Instructional Assistant (DIA) Training, Aug 28, 2019 - April 29, 2020

    This is a 5-session training for DIAs. Training topics include data collection, implementation of behavior supports, implementation of sensory strategies, disability awareness, and related core job competencies.

    Dates of classes:

    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    7:30 AM - 8:30 PM  District Office 
    8/28/2019 

    ESS - Annual District 504 Training 19-20

    This is the district’s annual training for understanding the legal aspects and our responsibilities for Section 504. Participants will explore how to use Synergy to complete 504 Eligibility and 504 Accommodation Plans.

    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM  District Office 

    8/28/2019

    OR

    9/11/2019 

     

    ESS - Prior Written Notice: You got this!

    Participants will learn what a PWN is, its importance, and when it is required to be sent to parents. We will discuss tips for writing a good PWN, as well as common mistakes made when writing a PWN. Participants will practice writing a detailed Prior Written Notice.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    OR

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    District Office 

    08/28/2019

    ESS - Prior Written Notice: You Got This! Preschool

    Participants will learn what a PWN is, its importance, and when it is required to be sent to parents. We will discuss tips for writing a good PWN, as well as common mistakes made when writing a PWN. Participants will practice writing a detailed Prior Written Notice.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

     Mariposa 

    50 E Knox Rd Tempe

     8/29/2019

    ESS - Co-Teaching Professional Development Workshop

    This professional development workshop is designed to provide co-teachers with an opportunity to work together and discuss ways to increase their collaboration in the classroom. Topics will include:

    • Benefits and challenges of co-teaching
    • Co-teaching models, collaboration strategies
    • Co-planning, co-assessing, and more.

    Co-teaching partners will collaborate and come to consensus on expectations for their classroom, ways to increase parity in the classroom, as well as roles and responsibilities in the co-taught classroom.

     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM  District Office

    9/5/2019 

    OR

    11/5/2019

    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Full Day Training

    This NCI full day training is available to staff, primarily for Special Education teachers, Behavior Intervention Teacher Specialists, Instructional Assistants, District Instructional Assistants, Administrators, School Psychologists, Academic and Behavior Specialists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

    This course will go over the following:

    • de-escalation strategies
    • supporting students who have behaviors
    • district policies and procedures for behavior
    • disengagement skills
    • restraints

    Those who require a full day course are staff who have never taken the NCI course before or have allowed their certification (date found on your blue card) to expire. Certifications are good for two years (except for DIAs which require annual recertification). Please dress comfortably (close toed shoes are preferred). If you have any questions, please email Michelle Kay (MKay@kyrene.org).

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM District Office

     9/12/2019

    OR

    11/5/2019

    ESS - Facilitated IEP Training

    Do you participate in IEP meetings? Are they sometimes contentious? Are IEP team members confused about their roles? Do IEP meetings seem disorganized and unproductive? If so, the Facilitated IEP training is for you. IEP Facilitation is a student-focused process in which a trained facilitator assists the IEP team in developing an IEP that provides a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the student. There are three components needed to facilitate a successful IEP meeting: standardized meeting practices, knowledge of the IEP process, and the use of meeting management skills that aid in minimizing conflict and maximizing collaboration. This training will cover all three areas and more!

     8:00 PM - 4:00 PM  District Office

    9/17, 9/24

    &

    10/1/2019

    SE - Assessment Literacy 19-20 School Year

    This class fulfills the K-TIP Year 2 course requirement

    This course extends a teacher's understanding of classroom assessment.

    Participants will:

    • Delineate seven strategies for best use of formative assessment
    • Analyze assessment questions for develop goals
    • Delineate seven strategies for best use of formative assessment, with emphasis on strategies 3-7
    • Identify strategies to involve students in the assessment process
    • Identify issues and alternatives related in grading 

     

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM   District Office
    09/18/2019

    ESS - Handwriting Without Tears

    A training for preschool teachers and preschool instructional assistants to teach and review the Handwriting Without Tears program curriculum.

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM District Office
    09/23/2019

    SE - AVID - Socratic Seminar

    Participants will be able to implement a Socratic Seminar in order to increase students’ level of academic literacy and content knowledge. As part of the module, participants will be able to identify and evaluate characteristics of effective conversation, review structure and resources for implementing effective Socratic Seminars, and utilize practical college-readiness skills to prepare students for collaborative discussion.

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM District Office
    9/25/2019

    ESS - District Instructional Assistant (DIA) Training, Aug 28, 2019 - April 29, 2020

    This is a 5-session training for DIAs. Training topics include data collection, implementation of behavior supports, implementation of sensory strategies, disability awareness, and related core job competencies.

    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM District Office
    09/25/2019 

    CAS - Ready Classroom Math for Elementary Resource & CCB Teachers

    Outcomes for the session: 1. Teachers will be aware of differentiation resources that are available to them, including which resources are recommended for specific types of student needs. 2. Using i-Ready data to guide instructional planning 3. Putting it together -Standard mastery is our goal. How are we going to use data (i-Ready) to determine where students are already at, and plan using Ready Classroom Mathematics resources available to us to meet their instructional needs in IEPs?

    7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    OR

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

     District Office
    09/25/2019

    *ELEMENTARY DISTRICT DAY*

    *REQUIRED FOR ALL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS TEACHING MATH

    CAS - Ready Classroom Math "Developing Mathematical Thinkers Through Instructional Routines

    In Developing Mathematical Thinkers through Instructional Routines, educators go deeper in examining how to use the Ready Classroom Mathematics’ Try–Discuss–Connect routine to support productive student discourse for all learners. Within each step of the routine, educators prepare to maximize students’ opportunities to engage with the Standards for Mathematical Practice, including making sense of tasks and solving problems, exploring various strategies, and connecting between multiple mathematical representations. Educators plan for the routine within the context of a day of instruction, focusing on effective ways to facilitate student-led discourse that lead to shared understanding of mathematical concepts.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    OR

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

     

    School Sites
    10/25/2019

    ESS - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training for 19-20

    This half day Refresher NCI course is only available to staff who hold a current NCI certification. To find if you are still certified, please check the date on your blue card that was received after your last training. If you cannot find your blue card, please contact Michelle Kay (Mkay@kyrene.org). If you are a new employee to the district and hold a current certification from your previous district, please scan in to Michelle Kay prior to signing up for the refresher course for approval. If your certification has expired, you will be required to take the full day training again. Please dress comfortably (close toed shoes are preferred). Certifications are good for two years (except DIAs which require annual re-certification).

    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM District Office
    11/18/2019

    SE - AVID: O is for Organization

    During this module, participants will have an opportunity to explore AVID resources that assist in increasing the organizational skills of their students, better preparing them for success in college. Participants will discuss best practices and how to increase the effectiveness of strategies they are already using in their classrooms. Finally, participants will review the vertical alignment of organizational strategies to ensure usage is increasing and being refined annually.

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM District Office

    11/5

    &

    11/26/2019

    SE - Utilizing Diversity Strategies to Promote Student Success

    This class fulfills the KTIP Year 3 core course requirement

    The focus of this blended learning course is to help teachers create a thoughtful classroom culture that represents and honors the diversity of their students. By the end of the session, teachers will have culturally responsive teaching strategies and activities to use with students.

    The first and last classes are in person sessions. The participant will complete one hour of work outside of class. 

    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM District Office
Last Modified on October 4, 2019