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Picture-Perfect Science (K-5) Ruth McDonald, NHS Room W28 Monday 8/14/17 9:00am-4:00pm
The workshop combines science & reading in a natural way. The classroom-tested lessons clearly identify National Science Education Standards and embed carefully selected reading strategies. This course introduces the use of picture books in combination with ready-to-use student pages and assessments to aid in guided inquiry and communicate how to integrate language arts and STEM objectives in meaningful learning opportunities for students.
LCSD Tech Essentials (K-12) Forrest Fisher, Monday 8/14/17 9:00am-12:00pm NHS PD Room W19
Everything you need to know about LCSD technology resources for staff including Google Drive, Calendar, Contacts and other Googly tools. We’ll also cover resources to help find lost emails, research the best iPad apps and Chromebook extensions, how to get assistance with tech and other tech tools/topics for LCSD.
"Contexts for Learning Math" Workshop (K-6) Kelly Beaudry, Monday 8/14/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W14
In this day-long workshop, you will gain understanding of how to use the Contexts for Learning curriculum to implement a daily 40-minute math workshop model as part of a balanced math program. This approach to problem solving focuses on depth versus breadth, the aim being to “transform classrooms into communities of mathematicians: places where children explore interesting problems and craft solutions, justifications, and proofs of their own making.” Participants will receive and overview of the background and philosophy of the Contexts for Learning program, and a description of each of the components found in the Contexts curriculum. We’ll walk through the essential elements of an investigation and observe video clips of teachers and students as they conduct investigations in the classroom. The entire afternoon will be spend studying one unit in detail at your desired grade level (K-2, 3-4, or 5-6) with opportunities to collaborate and plan for instruction, from introduction through assessment, and all the steps between.
Google Classroom (7-12) Julia Westbrook, Monday 8/14/17 1:00pm-4:00pm NHS PD Room W19
This workshop is for the educator who has used Google before, but may not know how to implement other Google Apps into Classroom or would like a slightly faster pace than a beginners class for Google Classroom. Ideally, some familiarity to Google's Calendar, Drive, Forms, Sheets, and/or Docs is ideal (all or some). Target Audience: Educators who have some background using Google Classroom but are in no way experts. Must have a Google educator account before the workshop begins.
Ipads for Beginners (K-12) Adam Galen, Tuesday 8/15/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS PD Room W19
In this class, come and learn the iPad at a slow pace. We will go through all of the buttons, cameras, how to make files and how to organize. We will also go through some of the hand gestures and tricks that will make using an iPad easier. We will also go through some apps that are easy and handy for teachers just beginning to use the iPad in the classroom.
Math Block Planning & Implementation (3-6) Nick Lupo, Tuesday 8/15/17 9:00am-12:00pm NHS Room W14
This workshop will cover how to structure a Balanced Math block (including Math Review, Mental Math, Number Talks, Direct Instruction, Fact Families, Weekly Poster Method, Assessment, skill work and small groups).
Cooperative Learning within an Inquiry Classroom (PreK-2) Charlotte Galen, Tuesday 8/15/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W28
PreK-2nd grade teachers will have fun learning how to implement cooperative learning structures within their early childhood classrooms. These structures will help create the independent learners needed to effectively learn in an inquiry-based classroom. Teachers will be introduced to techniques to build up their classroom community by creating students that value the differences of their peers and know that each child contributes to the whole to make a better, stronger learning environment.
Best Practices in Visual Supports for Classroom Instruction & Presentations (K-12) Forrest Fisher, Tuesday 8/15/17 1:00pm-4:00pm NHS PD Room W19
Discover techniques you can use immediately in your classroom! This is a hands-on session covering techniques that enhance instruction and presentations. Following an overview of research on visual learning, we’ll present and practice specific techniques that are visually effective and technically accessible. Techniques presented will primarily involve software that all teachers and administrators have available: PowerPoint, Google Slides and free Internet resources.
STEM Science in Context of History (5-8) Cassie Nickerson, Tuesday 8/15/17 1:00pm-4:00pm NHS Room W14
In this workshop you will learn how to teach STEM in the context of history by interweaving World War II stories with life/earth/physical sciences and technology/engineering. We will also explore the role of STEM fields and professionals in society throughout history.
Ipad Apps for Any Classroom (K-12) Adam Galen, Wednesday 8/16/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS PD Room W19
In this class, I will go through a bunch of apps that can be used in just about any classroom. We will also go through activities that can be done while using the apps to integrate into different subjects. We will also go through different types of fun, engaging assessment sites that can be used with the whole class. Finally we will also go through apps that can be used to help teach subjects so as to differentiate through subjects. Some examples of apps that will be practiced are Nearpod, Quizlet, Quizziz, Khan Academy, Raz Kids, Explain Everything and many more.
Designing Your Classroom for Success: A Positive & Proactive Approach to Classroom Management (7-12) Diana McKenzie & Les Keele, Wednesday 8/16/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W28
This workshop is for those wishing to add practical strategies to their toolbox to create a classroom where expectations are clearly designed and implemented. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow teachers and participate in activities that will help develop beginning of the year, semester, or term strategies for setting up positive and proactive classroom management systems.
Building Academic Vocab & Literacy Skills for ELLs (K-6) Susan Roebber, Wednesday 8/16/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W14
Come explore engaging strategies to build academic vocabulary and literacy skills in a variety of content areas! Focus will be on supporting English language learners, but the strategies shared will support language development for all students.
Ipad Production Class (K-12) Adam Galen, Thursday 8/17/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS PD Room W19
In this class, we will be going through some apps that will help you when wanting to create a presentation of what students have learned. The apps will allow you to create engaging presentations that can be used in any subject. Bring your creative minds as we will go through apps like iMovie, Green Screen, ChatterKids, PuppetPals and many more. Not only will you learn how to use them, but you will also make some to bring back to your class.
Cooperative Learning Groups (3-12) Charlotte Galen, Thursday 8/17/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W28
This workshop is designed for 3rd-12th grade teachers. Teachers will learn cooperative learning structures to implement within their classrooms to create active engagement by all with individual accountability embedded. Structures learned can be used for day to day use to build class community, and for team building. Almost all of the structures learned can be used to teach content (versus only used for social development). These cooperative learning techniques work in all types of learning environments; language arts, physical education, science, social studies, mathematics, art, shop, etc. These are ideal structures for supporting PBL (problem-based learning) implementation.
Best Practices Using Chromebooks in Classrooms (K-12) Forrest Fisher, Thursday 8/17/17 9:00am-12:00pm NHS Room W14
After a review and discussion of effective instructional and classroom management techniques when students are using devices we’ll also review resources you can use immediately and repeatedly in your classroom! This is a hands-on session sharing the most popular and interesting free educational websites and Google/iPad apps for classroom use. Get many ideas for effective classroom use of these tools for smooth lessons.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (7-12) Samantha Schafer, Thursday 8/17/17 8:00am-5:00pm Samaritan Center for Health Education (Newport)
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN? The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, suicidality and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: ® Assess for risk of suicide or harm ® Listen nonjudgmentally ® Give reassurance and information ® Encourage appropriate professional help ® Encourage self-help and other support strategies The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18. In January 2013, President Obama recommended training for teachers in Mental Health First Aid. Since 2008, the core Mental Health First Aid course has been successfully offered to over a million people across the USA, including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, law enforcement, and the general public. In our experience - 100% of teachers and support staff would recommend this class to others. We are able to supply manuals, lunch & snacks, thanks to some grant money from the State and the Samaritan Mullins Foundation. The actual value for the class is around $150 per person. The class will run 8:00am-5:00pm at the Samaritan Center for Health Education in Newport and will be jointly trained by Samaritan and Lincoln County Public Health. This class requires a minimum of 20 participants.
Using Google Forms in the Classroom (6-12) Sudi Stodola, Friday 8/18/17 9:00am-12:00pm NHS PD Room W19
This workshop will explore the many ways Google Forms can be used in the classroom other than surveys and assessment. Topics covered include: o Setting up a Google Form o Organizing and analyzing data from a Google Form o Using charts and graphs in Google Forms o Creating answer-conditional sections of a Google Form
Google Slides for Research & Collaboration (4-10) Sudi Stodola, Friday 8/18/17 1:00pm-4:00pm NHS PD Room W19
Google Slides can be used as a powerful tool for research, organization and collaboration in the classroom. This workshop will cover: o Creating and sharing a slideshow o Using Google Add-Ons to do basic research o Using Revision History to grade group projects o Using Audience Q&A to create a backchannel during presentations o Finding and using fancy templates
Elementary Writer's Workshop (K-6) Betsy Wilcox, Friday 8/18/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W28
In her introduction Lucy Calkins says, “… I’m going to ask that you step with me into this series, into this world of writing plans and teaching strategies and exciting new ideas for fostering developmental breakthroughs in children.” Please join us at Summer Institute for a head start on this journey. We’ll begin with a brief study of the writing process and the power of a writer’s workshop. We will spend significant time diving into the Lucy Calkins materials, particularly the first unit that we all will be teaching in the fall. Come and join colleagues in exploring these wonderful new materials in preparation for the new school year. Participants should bring their Lucy Calkins Units of Writing kits.
Work Samples for Middle/High Math & Science (7-12) Ben Ewing, Friday 8/18/17 9:00am-4:00pm NHS Room W14
Participants will dive deep into the scoring rubrics for math and science work samples, pulling apart the requirements and building their work sample from the ground up. Spend time scoring student examples, sharing past work samples, and designing your own projects that meet the requirements and (the best part) are ready to go for this school year!

Event Details

Lincoln County School District would like to invite you to the 5th annual Professional Development Summer Institute. Come prepared to learn, share and connect!

Classes with fewer than 10 participants may be cancelled. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own from 12:00pm-1:00pm. 

Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be offered for each class.



Have questions about 2017 LCSD Summer Institute? Contact Event Coordinator: Rose Mignano

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