Greenbush Training Camp 2020

Prepare Together…Succeed Together

As always, we look forward to serving you and your staff during your pre-service professional development. This year, more than any year, districts are seeking support on a variety of important topics to ensure the safe and effective reopening of schools.

Greenbush is hosting an event similar to Greenbush University this August. The goal is to provide high quality professional development to the thousands of educators we serve. Beginning August 10 and running through September 3rd, we will have a multitude of virtual professional development sessions covering the many topics necessary to reopening schools this fall.

This event will provide you and your staff with the professional learning most relevant to your needs, allowing you to build group or individual schedules to meet all needs. Meeting in person? Build a schedule where small groups can attend the sessions together. Looking for personalized opportunities? Individual teachers can build their own schedules; each session will end with a certificate of completion that can be used as an artifact for professional development points and/or be redeemed for college credit.

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Join 3rd – 5th grade teachers in Kansas to network and discuss hot topics happening in the various classroom settings We will meet on Wednesday, August 12th, 18th, and 25th at 9AM. Join us for all or whatever your schedule allows. Bring questions, concerns, ideas, and celebrations to share. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 9AM
8/18/2020 @ 9AM
8/25/2020 @ 9AM
Building relationships in the classroom and school building is essential to supporting learning throughout the year. These relationships are even more essential as we recover and move forward from quarantine. In this session, we will share activities that help us connect with students and school staff. Join us as we play-to-learn these fun initiatives designed to work in a virtual setting or in person! 2 Hour Session

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Join colleagues from across the state who utilize AimswebPlus as an assessment tool. This session is intended for current users to share best practices, tips, and questions. 1 Hour Session

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Using Breakout session in Zoom. 1 Hour Session

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Join us for a collaborative session on building your leadership capacity focused on supporting paraprofessionals and families in this time of crisis. 2 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 9AM
8/25/2020 @ 9AM
Engaging students virtually is a challenge. Fortunately, there are many EdTech tools that make engagement not only possible, but fun and enriching. These tools connect and play well with Google Classroom, Seesaw and other learning management platforms and provide a great next step for teachers looking to more deeply engage their students. 2 Hour Session

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Join educators who have completed some competency-based learning online modules and ask questions, share ideas, and brainstorm ways to best implement competency-based learning. 2 Hour Session

8/20/2020 @ 9AM
In this session we will dig into the following questions: What are competencies? How is Competency Based Education different than traditional education? Where can I learn more? What questions do you still have? 2 Hour Session

8/14/2020 @ 9AM
8/28/2020 @ 9AM
Join counselors in Kansas to network and discuss hot topics happening in the realm of school counseling. We will meet on Wednesday, August 12th, 19th, and 26th at 1PM. Join us for all or whatever your schedule allows. Networking rooms will be available for elementary, middle, and high school counselors during the hour session. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 1PM
8/19/2020 @ 1PM
8/26/2020 @ 1PM
Participants will receive tools and strategies that can improve student behavior, attitude, and motivation in a virtual or in-person learning environment. By focusing on the Structure of your classroom, Teaching expectations,Observing, Interacting positively, and Correcting fluently, staff will learn the essential variables relating to classroom management leading to more significant student achievement. 1 Hour Session

8/20/2020 @ 10AM
This session will provide information every Career and Technology Education coordinator, administrator, and teacher should know to maintain and grow CTE pathways and programs to provide the best opportunities for your students. Topics include, but are not limited to: pathways, timelines, resources, stakeholders, Work Based Learning, networking, and professional development. This session is recommended for new CTE teachers and coordinators, as well as those who need a refresher course. 2 Hour Session

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Jamie Manhart, Greenbush, and Angie Feyh, KSDE, are co-hosting this work session for anyone who is involved in entering CTE Student Data for their district. At the local level, failure to submit CTE Student Data by August 15 jeopardizes the Perkins funding for your school district. It is a requirement to submit CTE Student Data on a yearly basis to receive federal Perkins dollars.

At the state level, missing or incomplete CTE Student Data causes lower than actual average performance levels which leads to an inaccurate view of CTE student performance in Kansas and further increases the risk of losing Perkins funding for the entire state. Submitting CTE Student Data is very important to our State retaining the current level of Perkins funding.

This work session is designed for any district who has NOT submitted their data for the August 15 deadline. The structure of this session is informal and work-based. There will not be any formal presentation. Please bring the following to the session: all necessary passwords to gain you access to your Authenticated Application account, your KIDS KCAN system account, any individuals in your district who enter student data, and any problems you have encountered as you have attempted to enter your data.

The intent of the session is for Jamie and Angie to work with districts on their respective student data issues, help troubleshoot, and ultimately help district teams complete the student data entry accurately and effectively.

Most of the session will be for assistance with your district’s data entry, so come prepared to work! 2 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 9:30AM
8/12/2020 @ 9:30AM
Join us to review and discuss the many issues facing leaders as we reopen schools this fall. Come with questions, ideas of implementation and a collaborative spirit. Access our agenda and resources at https://bit.ly/GBCIA2020. 1 Hour Session

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Dig into the competencies, performance assessment rubrics, and instructional examples included in the Navigating Change document. 2 Hour Session

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ELA Standards: Alignment and Curriculum Development, part 1 of 2: Alignment and Curriculum Development will have participants investigating the standards, the connections among strands and throughout grade bands. Participants will investigate vertical alignment of the standards will assist grade level teachers to target specific concepts and skills to the correct depth of knowledge. Participants will also address how to personalize learning by the use of a framework to consider student needs. Additional resources will supplement strategies and experiences. Audience: Grade 4-10 ELA teachers, interventionists, SpEd teachers, and instructional coaches. Presenters: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant. 2 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 10AM
8/24/2020 @ 3PM
ELA Standards: Alignment and Curriculum Development, part 2, will have participants breaking down standards for scaffold. Participants will also address how to personalize learning by the using a framework to consider student needs. Additional resources will supplement strategies and experiences. Audience: Grade 4-10 ELA teachers, interventionists, SpEd teachers, and instructional coaches. Presenters: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant. 2 Hour Session

8/11/2020 @ 10AM
8/25/2020 @ 3PM
ELA Standards: Increasing Complexity and Rigor, part 1 of 2, Participants will learn what is complex text and how to evaluate it, why it interferes with standard instruction and assessment, and how to scaffold learning to address it. Audience: Grades 4-10 ELA, SpEd, interventionists, instructional coaches. Presenter: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant. 2 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 10AM
8/26/2020 @ 3PM
Participants will further their learning in how to deepen background knowledge and vocabulary instruction to circumvent reading failure. How to structure PBL within the ELA classroom by using the standards and/or connecting with other disciplines may also be covered. Audience: Grade 4-10 ELA teachers, interventionists, SpEd teachers, and instructional coaches. Presenters: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant. 2 Hour Session

8/14/2020 @ 10AM
8/27/2020 @ 3PM
Join PK-2nd grade teachers in Kansas to network and discuss hot topics happening in the various classroom settings. We will meet on Wednesday, August 12th, 18th, and 25th at 9AM. Join us for all or whatever your schedule allows. Bring questions, concerns, ideas, and celebrations to share. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 9AM
8/18/2020 @ 9AM
8/25/2020 @ 9AM
Join PK-2 teachers in Kansas to network and discuss hot topics happening in the various classroom settings We will meet on Wednesday, August 12th, 18th, and 25th at 9AM. Join us for all or whatever your schedule allows. Bring questions, concerns, ideas, and celebrations to share. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 9AM
8/18/2020 @ 9AM
8/25/2020 @ 9AM
During this session participants will dive into the science standards and examine ways to leverage the Science and Engineering Practices in transitioning between a traditional and remote setting. This session will focus on elementary classrooms and resources. 2 Hour Session

8/13/2020 @ 1PM
8/20/2020 @ 9AM
Perhaps one positive outcome of the corona crisis will be stronger home-school connections and a deeper awareness of how educators and families can work in partnership to keep children learning and developing. In this workshop, participants will learn about the research supporting family engagement and its effect on student learning as well as the difference between low and high impact strategies. Communication styles that are barriers to engaging families as well as techniques that build family efficacy will be explored and practiced. The Family Engagement Standards for Kansas from Birth to Grade 12 will be provided as a framework for participants to support the development of school family engagement plans or goals. Access to family engagement resources will be provided. 1 Hour Session

8/18/2020 @ 3PM
8/19/2020 @ 3PM
New to the world of FastBridge? Lets take some time to go over important aspects to prepare you to give those first assessments and access the reports. 2 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 9AM
8/17/2020 @ 9AM
8/24/2020 @ 9AM
In this session, we will review the background of determining function. This will be about YOU, you will bring your own scenarios and situations to discuss and problem solve around as a group. This is a collaborative session and the content will depend on the attendees participation as well as sharing resources as needed. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 11AM
Maybe you’ve heard of Google Classroom and have used it in the past, but are not really comfortable with using it with your students on a daily basis. This session will focus on highlighting each of the features of Google Classroom and will walk you through setting up your Google Classroom, adding students, adding content, and engaging with them on this powerful piece of software. There will also be a section of suggested best practices for those that have used Google Classroom more extensively and are looking for some new ideas. 2 Hour Session

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There has never been a time when stress levels were as high as they are today! Even prior to 2020, over 77% of people in the United States were experiencing chronic stress on a daily basis. Learning to manage stress and emotion is critical to performing professionally, supporting the children you teach and enhancing your own quality of life. Unfortunately, science has shown that most of what our society thinks it knows about stress and emotional management is just plain wrong. Join me to learn practical science-based tips to create inner peace in a time of external turmoil. 1 Hour Session

8/11/2020 @ 4PM
8/25/2020 @ 4PM
8/11/2020 @ 11AM
This workshop identifies the origin, nature and impact of the universal emotion of anxiety. Particular focus is given on effective strategies in regulating our anxiety so we can have anxiety without allowing the anxiety to hijack and overwhelm us. 1 Hour Session

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Career and Technical Education education is going to look different across the board this year, based on the model each district adopts: remote learning, hybrid or in-school. Even within those individual models, instructional delivery will vary. During this session, participants will have an opportunity to share what their districts are planning, collaborate with other districts about ideas and opportunities, and tap into resources from published material such as “Navigating Change 2020,” ACTE’s “High Quality CTE: Planning for a COVID-19-Impacted School Year,” and much more. 2 Hour Session

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KESA is the state’s accreditation process which requires a continuous learning plan to help systems focus on the success of each student. During this “new normal” , there are many questions about the implementation of strategies and evaluation of strategies for student learning. In this session participants will get the latest KESA updates and will also have the opportunity to get their pressing KESA questions answered. 1 Hour Session

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Feeling overwhelmed? Join us for a session digging into how to manage communication, IEPs, and engaging instruction while staying sane! 2 Hour Session

8/13/2020 @ 9AM
8/27/2020 @ 9AM
Many teachers have expressed that they want improvements in their students’ abilities to stay on task longer, an increase in empathy, improvement in self-regulation, and reduced anxiety. Research demonstrates that developing consistent, mindful practices, including breathwork, movement, and self-awareness strategies can aid the development of these areas. In this training, you will understand the science that supports all of these practices and practical tips for implementation. 2 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 10AM
Get an overview of the pre-bid process, a tour of the Greenbush MarketPlace, and get timely guidance to secure the items you need to support your operational and instructional needs. Time will be set aside to facilitate Q&A and receive feedback from participants. 1 Hour Session

8/13/2020 @ 10AM
8/20/2020 @ 1PM
8/27/2020 @ 3PM
An opportunity to complete the Yearly Required PDC Training followed up by a PDP Toolbox Q&A with Tonya and Jay. There will be 4 sessions offered from 1-3 PM (August 11th, 17th, 20th, or 25th) so pick a day that will fit into your schedule and join us for the Required Training and Q&A. 2 Hour Session

8/11/2020 @ 1PM
8/17/2020 @ 1PM
8/20/2020 @ 1PM
8/25/2020 @ 1PM
Explore ideas and solutions to social distancing challenges and minimal touch active learning stations. In addition, there will be time for teachers to share resources and ideas from their own planning. 1 Hour Session

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This is part of an ongoing weekly series for principals to collaborate around school reopening with safety, operations, and leadership at the forefront of the conversation. Additionally, relevant and timely resources will be provided. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 10:30AM
8/19/2020 @ 10:30AM
8/26/2020 @ 10:30AM
This one hour session will provide you with many ideas for quick, effective mindful strategies that can help you and your students reduce stress/anxiety, improve focus, or offer a quick burst of energy. These strategies can be used in-person or virtually – perfect for the needs of this indeterminate school year. 1 Hour Session

8/17/2020 @ 3:30PM
8/24/2020 @ 3:30PM
In this 2 hour session, we will explore the aerial view of Remote and Hybrid Learning. Topics covered will include:

  • How to best set up your virtual classroom for minimal stress and maximum results.
  • How to set the stage at the start of the school year, in order to build meaningful emotional connections with students.
  • Virtual and hands-on ways to increase student engagement and check for understanding.

The first hour will be a presentation, with a 10 minute break. The remaining time will be spent answering “hot topics” questions submitted by teachers, with the balance of our session used for open forum Q&A.

Please complete the google form in the Zoom description of the session at least 3 days prior to your session.
I look forward to seeing you all!

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In this two hour session, we will get into some of the particulars of remote teaching. Complete the Google forms questionnaire in the Zoom description at least three days ahead of this class to insure that this course is primarily driven by teachers’ specific needs. The importance of communication and feedback will be emphasized. Creating new classroom policies and procedures based on the remote classroom will be explored. Time management for teachers and students will be covered as well. How to personalize “boxed” content, and how to push the “easy button” for teachers who are creating their own content will be examined. The second hour of this session will be driven by specific teacher questions. I look forward to seeing you!

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Explore meaningful instructional examples for remote learning opportunities that don’t rely solely on student access to the internet. 2 Hour Session

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This session will allow High School educators the opportunity to share and collaborate. Please join us as we focus on your ideas, concerns, and solutions to reopening your classroom. 1 Hour Session

8/18/2020 @ 9AM
8/20/2020 @ 1PM
This session will allow Junior High educators the opportunity to share and collaborate. Please join us as we focus on your ideas, concerns, and solutions to reopening your classroom. 1 Hour Session

8/17/2020 @ 9AM
8/21/2020 @ 1PM
We’ll review the many resources avaialble to Kansas educators to support them as they reopen schools. 1 Hour Session

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Secretary of KDHE, Dr. Lee Norman, will discuss how social workers can best intervene with our students, families and staff during this return to school. 1 Hour Session

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During this session participants will dive into the science standards and examine ways to leverage the Science and Engineering Practices in transitioning between a traditional and remote setting. This session will focus on secondary classrooms and resources. 2 Hour Session

8/13/2020 @ 9AM
8/20/2020 @ 1PM

Join us for another option to receive our Day 1 New Teacher Mentoring Training. The Greenbush Teacher Mentoring Program helps initially licensed teachers move toward their professional license through a series of trainings and activities. Day 1 of this training is meant for both the new initially licensed year 1 and year 2 teacher and his/her mentor teacher. The focus of the training will be on reviewing mentoring requirements, providing an overview of the mentoring program, and extend an opportunity to build the mentor/mentee relationship. 1 Hour Session

8/20/2020 @ 7:30AM
8/20/2020 @ 3:30PM
8/27/2020 @ 7:15AM
8/27/2020 @ 3:30PM
9/3/2020 @ 7:15AM
9/3/2020 @ 3:30PM
During this presentation, we will explore effects that the Pandemic has had on students and teachers. With a varied and ever-changing landscape to teaching this fall, we will give resources and suggestions on how to approach teaching SEL in multiple formats, to prepare teachers and school and district leaders for unforeseen changes, moving forward. This will include resources around school re-entry, remote and hybrid learning, with a focus on rebuilding communities and addressing the trauma caused by the pandemic.
Meeting ID: 982 5440 4708
Passcode: 109480
1 Hour Session

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Designed with district, building, and grade-level teams in mind, presenters will guide participants through CASEL’s SEL Roadmap and learn how to apply recommended supports for a safe reopening. 2 Hour Session

8/14/2020 @ 9AM
8/24/2020 @ 9AM
Throughout these unparalleled times, we have an opportunity for increased collaboration and collective problem-solving. Together we will learn, lead, and develop supports for the students, staff, and caregivers in which we care so deeply. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 12:30PM
8/19/2020 @ 12:30PM
8/26/2020 @ 12:30PM
Is your district moving to the competency based model this fall? If so then hop on this call to ask questions, brainstorm with other teachers, and share your own ideas on what this will look like in the classroom, both on site or remote. 1 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 10AM
Is your district moving to the competency based model this fall? If so then hop on this call to ask questions, brainstorm with other teachers, and share your own ideas on what this will look like in the classroom, both on site or remote. 1 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 1PM
Is your district moving to the competency based model this fall? If so then hop on this call to ask questions, brainstorm with other teachers, and share your own ideas on what this will look like in the classroom, both on site or remote. 1 Hour Session

8/10/2020 @ 8AM
How might we use complex text when students aren’t proficient at grade level? Participants will identify struggling readers and the reading demands placed on them from complex text. Experiencing strategies and scaffolds for both content and process, participants will reflect on student needs in attaining comprehension and rigor using complex text. Strategies to impact comprehension and to increase the depth of knowledge will provide teachers with WHAT, WHY, and HOW to have success with struggling readers using complex text. Audience: Grade levels: 3-10 ; ELA teachers; Reading Specialists and Interventionists; High Incidence SpEd; Instructional Coaches; Administrators. Presenter: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant. 2 Hour Session

8/17/2020 @ 4PM
8/20/2020 @ 11AM
Participants will dive into effective reading instruction considering Language Comprehension components found within Scarborough’s rope. They will learn how to apply these components within complex text with the use of texts sets and addressing key stumbling blocks for struggling readers with text coherence and cohesion. Strategies to impact comprehension and to increase the depth of knowledge will provide teachers with WHAT, WHY, and HOW to have success with struggling readers using complex text. Audience: Grade levels: 3-10 ; ELA teachers; Reading Specialists and Interventionists; High Incidence SpEd; Instructional Coaches; Administrators. Presenter: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant. 2 Hour Session

8/18/2020 @ 4PM
8/21/2020 @ 11AM
This workshop emphasizes the need for teachers and leaders to remain calm and courageous in difficult and stressful times. We explore the cumulative effect of anxiety on groups and organizations, as well as provide effective strategies in maintaining a nonreactive presence in the midst of trying circumstances. 1 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 10AM
You have probably used Google products in your practice as an educator, but are you using them to their full potential? There are millions of free add-ons and extensions that enhance the use of Google products that make your life easier and curriculum more accessible as well as bring entirely new experiences to your classroom. However, with so many of them out there, it is hard to know what is effective. In this session, you will learn about extensions and add-ons that integrate with Google Chrome, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Slides that are easy to use and will better support students with diverse learning styles and needs! 1 Hour Session

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This workshop focuses on the fact that beyond our degrees, professional training and our wealth of information, our greatest asset in the classroom is our sense of self. Who we are matters more than what we do. We explore factors that impact our capacity to regulate our emotionality, own our strengths and liabilities, and to be present and accounted for with our students and colleagues. 1 Hour Session
Use the Lifecourse framework to develop a plan, problem-solve different instructional scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year and maintain focus on priorities and needs for students with disabilities and their families. 2 Hour Session

8/12/2020 @ 9AM
8/26/2020 @ 9AM
Many students enter school having experienced some form of trauma, which significantly impacts brain development and the ability to learn. This session will provide background knowledge relative to trauma, explain the impacts of trauma on brain development, and provide basic trauma-informed practices that lessen the negative impacts of adverse childhood experiences on learning. 1 Hour Session

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In this session, participants will learn how to use social and emotional data to guide practice. After a brief overview of practical strategies for assessing student social and emotional well-being, the session will center on a simulated data review meeting in which participants will have the opportunity to review and interpret social and emotional assessment data and consider the kinds of actions they can take in response to what they learned from the data. 1 Hour Session

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In this session you will experience Xello from a student’s perspective. Participants will get an overview of all the key components of Xello. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the educator side of Xello. 1 Hour Session

8/17/2020 @ 1PM
8/19/2020 @ 9AM
Learn basic Zoom skills. In this session we will cover the basic settings and best practices for creating and hosting meetings. 2 Hour Session

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Bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them. This is an informal discussion time about the use and best practices of using Zoom. 1 Hour Session

8/13/2020 @ 2PM
8/19/2020 @ 9AM
8/28/2020 @ 3:30PM