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D91 Fall and Winter Institute

Idaho Falls School District 91 Professional Development

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Monday, January 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM (MDT)

D91 Fall and Winter Institute

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Classroom Management System (201) Oct 7 & Jan 16 10 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Learning App & Tech Guided Self-Study, Oct 7 & Jan 16 1 Ticket Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Close Reading of Complex Texts, Oct 7 ONLY 13 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Learning Design Using Project Based Learning, Oct 7 & Jan 16 5 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Deep Dive into the EL Modules & ELA Core Stds. Oct 7 & Jan 16 13 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
High Impact Math Strategies, Oct 7 ONLY 24 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
SS & Science-Discovery Ed TECHBOOK, Oct 7 & Jan 16 4 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Working w/Children/Problem Behavior, Oct 7 & Jan 16 Sold Out Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Intro to STEM: Coding & Robotics, Oct 7, 1/2 day ONLY, 8:30 - 11:30 am 7 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Intro to STEM: Coding & Robotics, Oct 7, 1/2 day ONLY, 12:30 - 3:30 pm 15 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
Building Academic Language for Economically/Linguistically Diverse Students, Oct 7, am ONLY, 8:30 - 11:30am 15 Tickets Jan 16, 2017 Free  
GRR - Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, Oct 7 & Jan 16 10 Tickets Ended Free  

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D91 Fall and Winter Institute
Compass Academy
955 Garfield St, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Choose courses to fulfill your individual D91 professional development plan.  We are offering ½ day, full-day, and 2 full-day courses based on data from teacher PD plans.

Classroom Management Systems and PBIS (201)

This course helps teachers design (or fine tune) behavioral plans that fit their personal styles and the needs of their students. Your teachers will learn how to teach students to behave responsibly and how to instill a desire in their students to be productive and positive contributors. Built on respect for the dignity and worth of every child, our strategies are effective because they are data-driven and grounded in the most current research. (Materials provided)

Presenters: Thomas Stacho of Safe and Civil Schools 

Target Audience: K-8

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30)

Credit offered

 Learning Applications and Technology Guided Self-Study for Beginners or Intermediate

This course will give teachers hands-on practice using Idaho Falls School District 91's technologies and learning applications. Teachers will be able to target technology and learning application areas in which they need more experience.  They will receive individualized training and practice in a guided environment.

Teachers will be required to create a tech integration product for use with their class or peers in the intermediate level class.

Presenter:  Penny Kimmet & Pat Gyles

Target Audience: Grades K-12

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30)

Credit offered              

Close Reading of Complex Texts

This course provides deep understanding of the instructional strategy of close reading and how the use of this scaffolded strategy prepares students for college, career, and life.

  • Experience a close reading lesson;
  • Analyze the impact of building a staircase of complexity on students’ college and career-readiness
  • Analyze the impact of close reading on student’s vocabulary development;
  • Learn the power of text-dependent questions;
  • Learn to appropriately scaffold close reading lessons to ensure that all students grapple with complex text.

Presenter: EL Education

Target Audience: grades 4-10

Date: October 7 (8:30-3:30) 

 21st Century Learning Design Using Project Based Learning

Learn the fundamental principles of Project-Based Learning.  In moving toward a more student-centered and active learning environment, learn how to develop an idea and write a driving question; launch the project; plan daily teaching, learning activities, and logistics; manage the project to maximize effectiveness; evaluate and perfect the project.  We will discuss instructional strategies that will work both in a 1:1 environment and with limited access to computers. PBL Starter Kit (provided)

Presenter: Matt Bertasso

Target Audience: Grades 6-12

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30)

Credit offered

Deep Dive into the EL Modules and ELA Core Standards

In this course, teachers will go deeper into the EL modules and ELA Core Standards. The course will include instruction and practice opportunities in these vital elements of ELA instruction:  

  • Planning including prioritizing standards; content, language, and social goals; and gradual release model
  • Lexile reading levels for small groups and interventions and enrichment
  • Modeling and think-alouds for reading and writing skills
  • Effective vocabulary instruction
  • High level questioning techniques

Presenter: Dr. Terry Miller and Heather Rasmussen

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30) - Credit offered

High Impact Strategies for Core Math Instruction

In this course, we will take a deep dive into the effective teaching practices of implementing tasks, building fluency from conceptual understanding, connecting math representations, and posing purposeful questions.  Teachers will experience these practices as well as the Idaho Core Mathematical Practice Standards.  Teachers will also learn how district provided curricula support the teaching practices.

Presenters: Todd Brown, April Taylor and Math Peer Guides

Target Audience: K-6 teachers and K-6 new teachers

Dates: October 7 (8:30-3:30)

Social Studies and Science Instruction using Discovery Education Techbook

Middle school teachers will take their instruction to the next level using the Discovery Ed Techbook for social studies and science.  You will learn about the tools and instructional shifts needed for success in the blended classroom using a rotational model.

Presenters: Cheri Ewald and Janine Blunt of Discovery Ed.    

Target Audience: Middle school science and social studies

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30)

 Working with Children with Problem Behavior 

In this course participants will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in working with students with severe problem behavior(s).  Participants will learn the relational and communication skills necessary when working with children with problem behavior and understand the crisis cycle experienced by students demonstrating emotional and behavioral outbursts. Lastly, all participants will gain an understanding of the medical, legal, and professional liability issues involved with intervening physically with students.  

Chapter 1: Relational Skills 

Chapter 2: Crisis Cycle 

Chapter 3: RADAR skills and awareness 

Chapter 4: Communication skills 

Chapter 5: Applied Behavior Analysis / Positive behavior Support 

Chapter 6: Legal and Liability issues 

Chapter 7: Medical Risk Factors 

Presenters: Pete Molino and Gina Sorenson 

Target audience: grades K-12 

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30) 

Mandt Certification and credit offered 

Intro to STEM: Coding and Robotics Workshop

This ½ day workshop will introduce coding and robotics to elementary teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and play with innovative tools and consider how tools of this nature develop learning experiences that promote STEM learning for all elementary students.

Presenters: Dr. Cory Bennett, Dr. Jenn Gallup, Dr. Bev Ray Target audience: grades K-6

Date: October 7th only (1/2 day workshops)

Session 1 from 8:30-11:30am and Session 2 12:30-3:30pm 

 Building Academic Language for Economically and/or Linguistically Diverse Students

This ½ day workshop will focus on instructional strategies for supporting academic success for diverse students. Participants will be exposed to a series of language protocols they can use to model academic language in the classroom as well as methods to scaffold and promote students’ language development. In addition, teachers will learn techniques for engaging students in classroom discussions using subject matter academic language.

Presenters: Marty McElvey

Target audience: grades 4-12

Date: October 7th am session only (8:30-11:30am)

GRR - Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility.  This course will prepare you with a working knowledge of GRR through lesson preparation and execution of each of the four parts of the GRR model using the work of Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey.  You will learn how to make connections between current practice and the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) framework, and work collaboratively with colleagues in creating lessons that are aligned with the elements of the GRR framework.

Presenters: Jennifer Jackson & Kelly Coughenour

Target audience: grades K-12 

Dates: October 7 & January 16 (8:30-3:30) 


Have questions about D91 Fall and Winter Institute? Contact Idaho Falls School District 91 Professional Development

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Compass Academy
955 Garfield Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Monday, January 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM (MDT)

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Idaho Falls School District 91 Professional Development

Professional Development Department

Idaho Falls School District 91
690 John Adams Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-525-7500   Fax: 208-525-7596

District 91 delivers high quality professional development opportunities to teachers using evidence-based strategies and key research. We use a variety of strategies (direct instruction, coaching, professional learning communities, mentoring) as well as tailored approaches (face-to-face, online, blended) to enhance the ongoing learning of teachers, administrators, and para-professionals.

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