Summer ECBOE Workshops

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2017 Summer Professional Development

Etowah County Schools will offer the following workshops this summer. 
If you plan to attend, go to the Chalkable PD website to enroll.  Seating will be limited, so enroll early.  Employees may receive a Variance Day by attending two 3-hour sessions. The appropriate Professional Development Exchange/Variance Day request form must be completed and submitted to Kim Reed for approval by or before May 31, 2017.

*Sessions must have at least 10 participants enrolled; otherwise, it will be canceled. 

Click Summer PD to download the list of sessions.

Click Professional Development Exchange Form to download the Variance Day Form. 
 
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 • 2017 SESSION SCHEDULE 



2017 EdCamp Connect
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T159

July 10, 8:30am - 3:30 pm
Gadsden City High School


Want to be a part of PD unlike any you've experienced? Join us for an UNconference.  EdCamp Connect is driven by the
very participants that attend.  The schedule is determined by what YOU, the participants want to teach or learn.
EdCamp Connect is the combined effort of the Etowah County and Gadsden City school systems. 
Breakfast and lunch are included!


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Google Classroom in the Elementary School
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T160
July 11; 9am - 12pm
Presenter:  Lisa Richards and Dena Statum
Location:  John Jones Elementary

Participants will learn how to:

  • Create and manage classes, assignments, and grades
  • Give direct, real-time feedback and grades
  • Get feedback from students
  • Provide means for students to submit assignments
  • Provide parents an email summary of their student's work



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Writing Across the Curriculum for Secondary Teachers
PD Title #:  ECBOE-LA15
July 12; 9am-12pm
Presenter: Kenny Clevenger
Location:  Southside High School


Participants will learn to incorporate writing activities into various disciplines.  This workshop will focus on strategies that help teachers handle the paper load of such assignments, make the learning experience meaningful for students within the content area, and maintain the integrity of good writing
Objectives: Participants will analyze grading rubrics, writing topics/projects within their content areas, develop original writing topics/projects within their content areas, and analyze sample student writings.



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Level Up Your Lessons - Elementary Teachers
 PD Title #:   JSUTIM18025-17

July 23:  9am - 12pm
Presenter: Brandi Caldwell
Location:  UA Center Computer Lab

Use the SAMR model to 
evaluate
 lessons you already have and take them to the next level of tech integration. 
This is a 3-hour session where teachers should bring some existing lessons either on paper or digitally.  We will review the SAMR model, look at tools that can support learning, then put together task cards and steps to level up lessons. 

Bring a copy of lessons you want to TECHIFY!
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Level Up Your Lessons - Secondary Teachers      
PD Title #:  JSUTIM18026-17
July 23:  1pm - 4pm 
Presenter: Brandi Caldwell
Location:  UA Center Computer Lab

Use the SAMR model to 
evaluate
 lessons you already have and take them to the next level of tech integration. 
This is a 3-hour session where teachers should bring some existing lessons either on paper or digitally.  We will review the SAMR model, look at tools that can support learning, then put together task cards and steps to level up lessons. 

Bring a copy of lessons you want to TECHIFY!


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The TECHy Teacher                          
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T161
July 13:  9am - 12pm
Presenter: Matthew Hubbard
Location:  Carlisle Elementary School

In the "Techy Teacher" PD session, participants will learn about ways to use technology to formatively assess their students. Formative Assessment websites/technology tools that will be covered include Padlet, Google Forms, Formative, and Recap. Participants will learn how these tools work and see examples of students' work. Although the examples shown will be from an elementary classroom, all of these tools can be used in the middle/high school classroom easily. Participants will also learn about technology tools that can help them be more productive and provide resources to use in the classroom.

Objectives Participants will develop a better understand about:
-Padlet and its uses in the classroom. 
-Google Forms and how to create formative assessments and gather results.
-Formative and how to create formative assessments and gather results.
-Recap and how to create formative assessments and gather results.
-Extensions and add-ons to Google Chrome that are useful in the classroom.
-Websites, blogs, and social media networks that can help teachers find resources for the classroom.


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Differentiation Strategies for Gifted Learners
PD Title #: ECBOE-SPE71717
July 17; 1pm - 4pm
Presenter:  Jessica Webb and Zach Hilburn
Location:  Career Tech Center

In this session, participants will gain an overview of differentiated instruction and learn strategies to easily differentiate class work to reach gifted learners.

ObjectivesParticipants will: 
* gain an overview of differentiated instruction 
* learn strategies to easily differentiate class work to reach gifted learners

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GAFE - Google Apps for Education
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T162
July 17; 9am - 12pm
Presenter:  Skylar Nelson
Location:  Southside High School

 A primer on the uses of Google Apps for Education. 
Google Classroom-An introduction on the setup, application, and uses of Google Classroom. 

Subtopics covered include:
1. Google Classroom Setup
2. Roster setup/export
3. Posting/collecting/auto grading assignments
4. Creating announcements
5. Google product integration

Gmail-Setting up filters, folders, organization best practices. as well as extensions for chat and calendar.

Youtube- implementing classroom and student accounts. Privacy, settings, and uses in the classroom.


Objectives Participants will develop a general understanding of what GAFE is and how it can be implemented in their classroom instruction. Participants will also achieve a higher level of organization, understanding and efficient workflow of their Google for Work accounts.


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Explicit Phonic Instruction in
Grades K-3
PD Title #:  ECBOE-R27
July 18; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Margaret Sholar & Lori Garmon
Location:  Carlisle Elementary School


This session supports teachers in developing a deeper understanding of explicit phonics instruction and its multi-sensory principles. Participants will examine the 6 steps of an explicit phonics lesson; consider assessment and tracking, produce "make-and-take" activities, and be directed to appropriate resources.


ObjectivesParticipants will:
*Gain a deeper understanding of multi-sensory phonics instruction
*Review components of an explicit phonics lesson
*Watch an explicit phonics lesson being taught
*Participate in completing an explicit phonics lesson through Lesson Study



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Teaching Explicit Constructed Response Writing using Close Reading
PD Title #:  ECBOE-LA17
July 18; 1pm-4pm
Instructor:  Margaret Sholar & Lori Garmon
Location: Carlisle Elementary School


This session discusses the strategy of Close Reading, composing Text Dependent Questions from that Close Reading experience and formulating Constructed Responses to demonstrate comprehension through writing. We will also share tools and strategies for Readers Who Struggle.
ObjectivesParticipants will follow steps in a process for guiding students in analyzing a prompt, finding evidence in texts, answering text-based questions, and writing an appropriate response.
*Participants will examine sample test items and discuss how to use them in supporting student skill development and confidence.
*Participants will understand how to plan a set of lessons that provide modeling, guided practice, and independent practice.



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2017-2018 Counselors' Corner

PD Title #:  ECBOE-C15
July 19; 8am - 3pm
Presenters:  Dena cook
Location:  UA Center


Counselors will have the opportunity to learn and share
best practices in school counseling curriculum, individual
student planning, responsive services, and system support.

This session is for counselors only.


Objectives:   Counselors will develop a better understand of best practices in school counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.
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Scaffolding Writers:  Steps for Success for Various Models of Writing

PD Title #:  ECBOE-LA16
July 19; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Farrah Kilgo and Nicole Sprinkle
Location:  Highland Elementary School

We all know we need to teach writing, but precisely HOW is that done? In this session, we’ll look at not only the year-end goals that our students should achieve regarding the various modes of writing but also the nuts and bolts of how to lead them down a pathway to proficiency. We’ll take a look at several modes of writing including narrative, informational, descriptive, opinion, and constructed response. We’ll discuss specific step-by-step scaffolds and instructional techniques that will help you develop systematic, sequential writing lessons for your students within each mode. 


ObjectivesBecome familiar with different modes, or genres, of writing.

Learn best practices for helping students gain proficiency with composing narrative, informational, descriptive, opinion, and constructed response pieces.

Develop a scope and sequence for recursive writing units.

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ACIP/Local Indicator Updates and Proposed New Platform
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T156
July 20; 8am - 3pm
Presenter:  Tracy Cross
Location:  UA Center


Participants will develop a better understanding of the new CIP platform and construct a functional CIP for schools to utilize throughout the year. 

Participants should bring relevant data and information in order to complete their CIP's for 2017-2018.



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Strategies for Struggling Readers in Secondary Classrooms 6-12
PD Title #:  ECBOE-PS33

July 24; 1pm - 4pm
Presenter:  Kathy Allen
Location: Central Office

Participants will learn scientific researched based strategies to utilize with struggling readers during Tier II and Tier III interventions. Participants will return to their school and share intervention strategies with the RtI Problem Solving Team and classroom teachers.
 
ObjectivesParticipants will develop a better understanding of scientific researched based strategies to help struggling readers in Tier II and Tier III interventions.


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Writing Across the Curriculum for Elementary Teachers
PD Title #:  ECBOE-LA18
July 24; 9am - 12pm
Presenter: Jenny Clough
Location:
 Hokes Bluff Elementary School
 
 It is never too early to start forming strong writing habits. Participants will review current standards for writing and collaborate to create lesson plans and instructional strategies at K-5th elementary levels in all content areas.

Objective:  Participants will familiarize with current writing standards and develop lesson plans and instructional strategies to incorporate writing into all aspects of classroom instruction in all content areas.


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iNOW - Digital Classroom
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T163
July 26; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  TBA
Location:  TBA

During this session, participants will learn the basic functionality of INOW.  The instructor will review how to post attendance, use gradebook, print rosters, and other day-to-day activities with the program.  The instructor will share helpful tips for things you can do with the program.  The instructor will also discuss the Chalkable app side of INOW and how you could use that in your classroom with your IPAD.  

This session is designed for new teachers who are unfamiliar with how to use the program or for experienced teachers who need assistance often in using the program.

ObjectivesTeachers will develop a better understanding of how to use INOW for the day-to-day classroom activities.






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Unlocking The Mystery of McGraw-Hill Science
PD Title #:  ECBOE-SCI18
July 26; 1pm - 4pm
Presenter:  Lisa Rease & LeeAnn Stewart
Location: Rainbow Middle School

 

Teachers will gain insight and further training on the McGraw-Hill Science Curriculum: Online Components, Textbook, and Teacher's Edition. This will include virtual labs, online videos, plan, and present, creating lessons, test generating, Accessing and using available classroom differentiation lessons for struggles, and enrichment. We will also show an example of our scope and sequence that we came up with for teaching all the science standards before testing. Last we would like a breakout session for each grade to share and discuss what is working in their classroom.

Objectives: Participants will develop a better understanding of the following:
How to utilize the online components of the new McGraw-Hill Science curriculum for 6-8th grade.
How to locate lessons/chapter tests and use online test generator for creating tests and quizzes. 
Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers across the school district about what is working in their classrooms. 


 

 

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Using SchoolMessenger to Increase Student and Parent Involvement
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T164
July 26; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Michelle Hunt
Location: John Jones Elementary School

 

Are you looking for ways to increase parent and student involvement in your school? School Messenger is a great resource to help notify parents of upcoming events and emergency situations that arise during the school year. This awesome resource will send information to your entire student body within a few minutes! You will learn how simple and easy it is to create messages, prepare messages ahead of time, and even send messages from your phone! The workshop will also show you how to access reports to see who got the message and who doesn't have a working number anymore!

ObjectivesTo provide administrators and teachers with information on how to use School Messenger to increase parent and student involvement.
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Behavioral Intervention Tools:  A Make and Take Workshop!
PD Title #:  ECBOE-SPE72717
July 27; 9am - 12pm
Presenter: Holley Murphy
Location:  The Learning Center

It's no secret that working with special education students requires creativity and organization.  Sometimes, teachers have to make their own tools and resources to keep the cool in the classroom!  In this workshop, teachers will learn about different examples of behavior interventions strategies and tools to be used in their classrooms such as first/then boards, choice boards, picture schedules, file folder games, busy box activities, social story books, communication tools, reading windows etc. Teachers will also have an opportunity to make these tools to take away with them when they leave!  

Participants must bring the following items to the workshop:

markers
card stock
scissors
glue sticks
colored or manila file folders
stick on velcro tabs (optional)
tape
tag board 
copy paper
multicolored construction paper

ObjectiveTeachers will learn about effective behavioral intervention strategies and tools to be used in the classroom in keeping special education students organized and on task.


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Strategies for Addressing Severe Behavior Issues in the General Education Classroom

PD Title #:  ECBOE-SPE12116
July 27; 1pm - 4pm
Presenter:  Kara Sheller, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Location:  The Learning Center

 Participants will develop a better understanding of strategies to use when addressing severe behavior issues in the general education classroom. Participants will also learn how to collect behavior data and follow a behavior intervention plan.



 




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