Greenbush University

Summer 2020 Session

Greenbush University 2020 is 100% online and as always, 100% free. These valuable program sessions enrich your curriculum in the classroom. These programs are designed for educators and administrators and will be offered June 1 to July 10. Courses can be completed for college credit through Pittsburg State University. All sessions are 2-hours. MOST sessions are being offered more than once, meaning the same content will be presented multiple times. The exception is sessions that say “Part 1” or “Part 2;” which indicates it is a multi-session event with different content presented each date. At this time, sessions are not being recorded. Many are offered at multiple times to help folks attend live. Certificates will be provided for participants to use for college credit and/or documentation for PDC Points.

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Sessions are grouped by week. Click the links below for each week’s listing. Sessions will take place via Zoom video conferencing. At this time, sessions are not being recorded.
All times listed are Central Standard Time (CST).

June 1st – June 5th
June 8th – 12th
June 15th – 19th
June 22nd – 26th
June 29th – July 3rd
July 6th – 10th
See Sessions at a Glance

Week 1: June 1st – June 5th

Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners (LiNK Approved)Kristy Nerstheimer
Come and learn different strategies to help your English Language Learner increase their vocabulary.

6/1/2020 @ 9AM
6/3/2020 @ 9AM

Strategies for English Language Learners (LiNK Approved) – Kristy Nerstheimer
Come and learn different strategies to help your English Language Learner increase their vocabulary.

6/4/2020 @ 9AM

Students’ Lives as a Catalyst for their Writing: Meeting the needs of Middle and High school writers (LiNK Approved) – Heidi Hallman
This session focuses on introducing different assignments and activities for middle and high school writers that weave in students’ lives and experiences. When students’ experiences are placed in the curriculum and within the classroom, students often produce authentic, narrative writing.

6/3/2020 @ 1PM

CTE 101 – Jamie Manhart
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.

6/2/2020 @ 10AM

Work-Based Learning – Jamie Manhart
This session will focus on Work-Based Learning opportunities that your district could pursue. Topics include, but are not limited to: apprenticeships and internships, student-run businesses, essential skills, industry connections, professional development, and early career exploration.

6/4/2020 @ 10AM

CTE and Core Content Collaboration – Jamie Manhart
This session will highlight Kansas districts who are integrating academic skills into CTE courses through dual high school credits and working cross-curricular on projects. It’s time to think outside the box to give your students multiple credits in one course.

6/3/2020 @ 10AM

The Most Effecive Reading Comprehension Strategies for the Elementary Classroom and When to Use Them! (LiNK Approved) – Melody Gatti
This session will focus on how recent research in background knowledge and sentence level understanding impacts students’ comprehension and leads us to better practices in reading instruction in the elementary classroom.

6/3/2020 Session is Full

6/4/2020 @ 1PM

How Can I Increase My Motivation & Focus? – Michelle Robert
The unprecedented challenges of this COVID-19 season has left many of us feeling out of balance, making it difficult to get motivated and/or focused. If you can relate – you’re not alone! This training will explore the science that explains why these feelings are a natural, physiological response. Plus, we’ll explore simple tips you can use to help increase your motivation and focus.

6/3/2020 @ 10AM

The KS PreK Guide comes alive at Home (LiNK Approved) – Melissa Harlan
Reflecting on how to bridge the Kansas PreKindergarten Guide into homes has become a current reality and key for future norms. By taking a look at aiming to “ACcE” learning for families, we can go on Adventures, make Connections, offer Choices, and engage Excitement…. we can ACcE learning virtually in homes and in our classrooms. This session is recommended for PreKindergarten teachers. I will be sharing live examples, integrating all content ares, and sharing samples of clips from home learning as well.

6/2/2020 @ 9AM
6/3/2020 @ 9AM
6/4/2020 @ 9AM

The Courage Way: How to Listen Deeply & Question Well – Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert
Mindful listening lays the foundation for authentic teaching and leadership and critical for building trustworthy relationships. To listen deeply to another is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other. And deeper listening comes from asking deeper questions. When we listen to each other, and to the stories of our own lives, we discover something new in the other person, perhaps in ourselves. We connect. In this “mini-retreat” session we will develop our capacity to ask honest, open questions, and to listen deeply to one another, practices which we can use beyond the session to help build trustworthy, caring and effective relationships in our personal and professional lives. Mary Kaye is a trained facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal (Parker J Palmer) and offers retreats and professional development for educators including Leading Together: Strengthening Relational Trust in Schools.

6/2/2020 @ 10AM
6/4/2020 @ 10AM
6/5/2020 @ 10AM

Beyond the Bake Sale: One School’s Family Engagement Journey (LiNK Approved) – Jane Groff & Jason Jones
Since 2008, the Kansas State Board of Education has endorsed the PTA National Family School Partnership Standards as the foundation for family engagement in Kansas. Aligning a school’s family engagement strategies with these standards is beneficial to strategizing and planning. In this workshop you will learn how one elementary school has aligned their family engagement practices to each of the six National PTA Standards. These strategies are incorporated into their KESA family engagement plan and assists them on their journey to becoming a “partnership” school. Zillions of practical ideas will be shared with participants on this school’s innovative practices to engage families. Prepare to take notes!

6/4/2020 @ 10AM

Personalized Learning: Building In-House Expert: Day 1 – Brett Fenton
Day 1:
Personalized learning provides students choices on how they learn, what they learn and the pace at which they learn. In this micro-credential, participants will learn how to be sure students are able to get the instruction and direction they need, when they need it, while maintaining the autonomy to regulate their own learning. They will gain extensive knowledge of the strategies and foundations needed to establish a personalized learning environment and than apply that knowledge to impact student learning in the classroom.

6/2/2020 @ 9AM

Personalized Learning: Building In-House Expert: Day 2 – Brett Fenton
Day 2:
Personalized learning provides students choices on how they learn, what they learn and the pace at which they learn. In this micro-credential, participants will learn how to be sure students are able to get the instruction and direction they need, when they need it, while maintaining the autonomy to regulate their own learning. They will gain extensive knowledge of the strategies and foundations needed to establish a personalized learning.

6/4/2020 @ 9AM

Personalized Professional Development: Day 1 – Jim Dillon
Teachers entering their 2nd and 3rd year teaching, during the 2020-2021 school year, will begin the process of an in-depth multi-day learning experience. In this personalized professional development, teachers will work with a group of like-minded people. Participants will select their growth area, gain new knowledge, apply the knowledge in their classrooms, and measure the impact with data.

6/1/2020 @ 9AM

Building the Good Life – Nikki Heiman
Learn to use the “Charting the Lifecourse” framework to help students plan for their future. This is great for students working on building their individual plans of study but also this framework can be used to hold student-led IEPs and student-led conferences.

6/3/2020 @ 9AM

Individual Student Problem Solving – Lindsay McKanna
Utilizing a problem-solving model, teams will be guided through the process of defining behaviors of concern, understanding relevant background information, hypothesizing functions of the behaviors and then connecting those to interventions. This training is based on actual students. Confidentiality is our number one concern and will be discussed with teams before practice.

6/3/2020 @ 12PM

The “Write” Fit: Writing Ideas that Build Content Knowledge and Fit Within Your Time Constraints (LiNK Approved) – Mary Jo Fox
We know that writing cements learning but the challenge is how to do it in a way that fits with limited instructional time. This session will provide practical ideas to utilize writing to build knowledge within the realities of your daily schedule. Participants will leave with access to resources and strategies presented.

6/3/2020 @ 9AM

Unlocking Math Challenges for Grades 3-8 Students with Literacy Strategies – Mary Jo Fox
Who knew there were so many literacy skills needed in math? This session will provide practical & effective literacy strategies to support students in comprehending math problems, navigating mathematical text, and developing reasoning skills. Participants will leave with access to resources and strategies presented. 3rd -8th grade examples will be shared in this session.

6/4/2020 @ 9AM

Google Classroom Crash Course – Ronnie Williams
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 and ways to integrate Google Classroom with external websites.

6/4/2020 @ 9AM

Word-reading Instruction for Students with Word-level Reading Difficulties Parts 1 & 2 (LiNK Approved) Note: This session has two parts: Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 12:00 pm. Please register for both sessions. – Elizabeth Stevens
This professional development (PD) webinar consists of two sessions provided on the same day (Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 12:00 pm) that focus on understanding and implementing evidence-based, word-reading practices for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia. NOTE: This is NOT the KSDE required dyslexia training, but provides additional and supplemental information to complement that training.

  • What is dyslexia?
  • How do word-level reading difficulties impact student performance in school?
  • How can you provide explicit word reading instruction (i.e., a brief overview of explicit instruction for regular word reading, advanced word reading, multisyllabic word reading) to students with word reading difficulties?

Part 1: 6/2/2020 @ 9AM
Part 2: 6/2/2020 @ 12PM

Strategies for English Language Learners (LiNK Approved) – Kristy Nerstheimer
Come and learn different strategies to help your English Language Learner increase their vocabulary.

6/5/2020 @ 9AM

Week 2: June 8th – 12th

Classroom Discussion and Interaction in the Middle and High School Classrooms (LiNK Approved) – Heidi Hallman
This session will focus on discussion techniques and strategies to use in middle/ secondary classrooms, particularly English language arts classrooms. The session will stress interactive strategies that promote rich discussions and students’ engagement in learning. We will practice some of the strategies so teachers will feel equipped to implement them in their own classrooms.

6/10/2020 @ 1PM

The Science of Reading (LiNK Approved) – Carla Chavez
This session will explain the science of reading and what it tells us about how to teach literacy based on “settled science.” Participants will learn components of effective reading instruction and what steps to take now to ensure all students get the best possible first dose of instruction.

6/10/2020 Session is Full

6/11/2020 @ 9AM

CTE 101 – Jamie Manhart
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.

6/10/2020 @ 10AM

Work-Based Learning – Jamie Manhart
This session will focus on Work-Based Learning opportunities that your district could pursue. Topics include, but are not limited to: apprenticeships and internships, student-run businesses, essential skills, industry connections, professional development, and early career exploration.

6/9/2020 @ 10AM

CTE and Core Content Collaboration – Jamie Manhart
This session will highlight Kansas districts who are integrating academic skills into CTE courses through dual high school credits and working cross-curricular on projects. It’s time to think outside the box to give your students multiple credits in one course.

6/11/2020 @ 10AM

Update your Sight Word and Fluency practices in the Elementary Classroom (LiNK Approved) – Melody Gatti
This session will focus on how brain research has led us to understand how readers learn, store, and access words. How does this effect our practices in teaching sight words and building fluent readers? Tune into this session and find out!

6/8/2020 Session is Full

6/9/2020 @ 1PM

Life in Balance: Strategies to Understand and Avert Staff Burnout – Michelle Robert
All too often, educators are ‘burning the candle at both ends’. Turnover in the education field is significantly higher than in most other professions. Without a consistent self-care practice, educators run a significant risk of burnout, creating a lose-lose situation for all stakeholders. When this becomes a habitual way of life, our mental, emotional, and physical health inevitably suffers. This workshop will provide evidence-based practices to avoid burnout (or rebound from existing exhaustion) and cultivate professional and personal satisfaction.

6/10/2020 @ 10AM

The KS PreK Guide comes alive at Home (LiNK Approved) – Melissa Harlan
Reflecting on how to bridge the Kansas PreKindergarten Guide into homes has become a current reality and key for future norms. By taking a look at aiming to “ACcE” learning for families, we can go on Adventures, make Connections, offer Choices, and engage Excitement…. we can ACcE learning virtually in homes and in our classrooms. This session is recommended for PreKindergarten teachers. I will be sharing live examples, integrating all content ares, and sharing samples of clips from home learning as well.

6/9/2020 @ 9AM
6/11/2020 @ 9AM

Google Extensions and Add-Ons That Make an Educator’s Life Easier – Ronnie Williams
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 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 make those fantastic tools even better!

6/9/2020 Session if Full

Personalized Learning: Building In-House Expert: Day 1 – Brett Fenton
Day 1:
Personalized learning provides students choices on how they learn, what they learn and the pace at which they learn. In this micro-credential, participants will learn how to be sure students are able to get the instruction and direction they need, when they need it, while maintaining the autonomy to regulate their own learning. They will gain extensive knowledge of the strategies and foundations needed to establish a personalized learning environment and than apply that knowledge to impact student learning in the classroom.

6/8/2020 @ 9AM

Personalized Learning: Building In-House Expert: Day 2 – Brett Fenton
Day 2:
Personalized learning provides students choices on how they learn, what they learn and the pace at which they learn. In this micro-credential, participants will learn how to be sure students are able to get the instruction and direction they need, when they need it, while maintaining the autonomy to regulate their own learning. They will gain extensive knowledge of the strategies and foundations needed to establish a personalized learning.

6/10/2020 @ 9AM

Personalized Professional Development: Day – Jim Dillon
Teachers entering their 2nd and 3rd year teaching, during the 2020-2021 school year, will begin the process of an in-depth multi-day learning experience. In this personalized professional development, teachers will work with a group of like-minded people. Participants will select their growth area, gain new knowledge, apply the knowledge in their classrooms, and measure the impact with data.

6/11/2020 @ 9AM

Kansas Music Standards through Personalized Learning Strategies – Joyce Huser & Amber Miller
The Kansas Music Standards are a natural fit for personalized learning strategies and immediately address project-based learning. Join this session to familiarize yourself with how the music standards can enhance personalized and project-based learning.

6/8/2020 @ 10AM

Kansas Visual Arts Standards through Personalized Learning Strategies – Joyce Huser & Amber Miller
The Kansas Visual Arts Standards are a natural fit for personalized learning strategies and immediately address project-based learning. Join this session to familiarize yourself with how the fine arts standards can enhance personalized and project-based learning.

6/9/2020 @ 2PM

Kansas Theater Standards through Personalized Learning Strategies – Joyce Huser & Amber Miller
The Kansas Theater Standards are a natural fit for personalized learning strategies and immediately address project-based learning. Join this session to familiarize yourself with how the fine arts standards can enhance personalized and project-based learning.

6/12/2020 @ 10AM

Building the Good Life – Nikki Heiman
Learn to use the “Charting the Lifecourse” framework to help students plan for their future. This is great for students working on building their individual plans of study but also this framework can be used to hold student-led IEPs and student-led conferences.

6/10/2020 @ 9AM

Individual Student Problem Solving – Lindsay McKanna
Utilizing a problem-solving model, teams will be guided through the process of defining behaviors of concern, understanding relevant background information, hypothesizing functions of the behaviors and then connecting those to interventions. This training is based on actual students. Confidentiality is our number one concern and will be discussed with teams before practice.

6/10/2020 @ 12PM

The “Write” Fit: Writing Ideas that Build Content Knowledge and Fit Within Your Time Constraints (LiNK Approved) – Mary Jo Fox
We know that writing cements learning but the challenge is how to do it in a way that fits with limited instructional time. This session will provide practical ideas to utilize writing to build knowledge within the realities of your daily schedule. Participants will leave with access to resources and strategies presented.

6/8/2020 @ 9AM

Re-imagining the Possibilities- Supporting Science Learning at Home – Meg Richard
How can we re-imagine science learning in a way that that makes sense during and post the COVID pandemic? How can we help teachers and families keep learning going in a meaningful way and support student sense-making in remote settings? This session will utilize new materials released from NSELA and the Council of State Science Supervisors to re-imagine the possibilities for Science Education for students in Kansas.

6/11/2020 @ 9AM

Formative Assessment Strategies for Next Generation Science Learning – Meg Richard
Kansas Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards have students drive their own sense-making in wonderful ways; but, how does one assess 3 dimensional learning and provide feedback with out giving away the phenomenon? This session will examine ways to provide formative assessment feedback in timely and guiding way.

6/10/2020 @ 1PM

Unlocking Math Challenges for Grades K-2 Students with Literacy Strategies – Mary Jo Fox
Who knew there were so many literacy skills needed in math? This session will provide practical & effective literacy strategies to support students in comprehending math problems, navigating mathematical text, and developing reasoning skills. Participants will leave with access to resources and strategies presented. Kindergarten through 2nd grade examples will be shared in this session.

6/9/2020 @ 9AM

Building Leaders Supporting the new Dyslexia Initative (LiNK Approved) – Cindy Hadicke
This session for building leaders will create an overall view of what the new dyslexia initiative is all about, explain structured literacy, and offer assistance to building leaders in supporting teachers. Supporting and implementing a robust core reading program through staff conversation and walkthroughs will be covered.

This Session Is Full

Word-reading Instruction for Students with Word-level Reading Difficulties Parts 1 & 2 (LiNK Approved) Note: This session has two parts: Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 12:00 pm. Please register for both sessions. – Elizabeth Stevens
This professional development (PD) webinar consists of two sessions provided on the same day (Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 12:00 pm) that focus on understanding and implementing evidence-based, word-reading practices for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia. NOTE: This is NOT the KSDE required dyslexia training, but provides additional and supplemental information to complement that training.

  • What is dyslexia?
  • How do word-level reading difficulties impact student performance in school?
  • How can you provide explicit word reading instruction (i.e., a brief overview of explicit instruction for regular word reading, advanced word reading, multisyllabic word reading) to students with word reading difficulties?

Part 1: 6/9/2020 @ 9AM
Part 2: 6/9/2020 @ 12PM

Week 3: June 15th – 19th

Creating Effective Relationships Through the Enneagram – Jeffrey King
This session introduces the Enneagram, a time-tested and extraordinarily precise personality typing system. The Enneagram opens a gateway to self-awareness and understanding others. The Enneagram creates healthier relationships and provides pathways to effective conflict resolution. Learning the Enneagram proves useful in relating with oneself, peers, students, parents and community members. It builds emotional intelligence capacity which contributes to improved staff relationships, classroom management and career development.

6/16/2020 @ 1PM
6/17/2020 @ 9AM

Students’ Lives as a Catalyst for their Writing: Meeting the needs of Middle and High school writers (LiNK Approved) – Heidi Hallman
This session focuses on introducing different assignments and activities for middle and high school writers that weave in students’ lives and experiences. When students’ experiences are placed in the curriculum and within the classroom, students often produce authentic, narrative writing.

6/17/2020 @ 1PM

Understanding the How and the Why of Sound Walls (LiNK Approved) – Carla Chavez
In this session, participants will review the research on how we perceive words and why we need sound wall as a tool for reading and spelling in our K-2 classrooms. Using this knowledge, they will explore how to create a sound wall in their classrooms and many examples will be shared.

6/15/2020 @ 9AM

6/16/2020 Session is Full

One District’s Journey in Creating Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms (LiNK Approved) – Carla Chavez
This session will give parents, educators, and administrators a clear understanding of risk factors of Dyslexia. The workshop will also provide knowledge and tools for targeted interventions that we’ve utilized successfully in our district.

6/18/2020 Session is Full

6/19/2020 @ 9AM

Mindfulness: Strategies for Emotional Regulation & Well-being – Michelle Robert
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 breath work, 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.

6/17/2020 @ 10AM

Tips and Tricks for Apple Educators – Ronnie Williams
iPad, Macbook, millions upon millions of apps…there are a ton of options out there for folks utilizing Apple products. The original educator-friendly tech company has lost favor recently to Google, but Apple’s tools provide educational experiences that no other company can match. But do you know what all you can do with them? This session will provide practical tips and tricks that you may not know about, but definitely need to be utilizing if you use Apple products.

6/17/2020 @ 9AM

Inquiry and Assessment in High School Social Studies Part A: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session will facilitate the collaboration with other social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will curate resources, design activities, create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all high school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your high school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part A will focus on crafting the inquiry and curating resources and is part one of two parts.

6/15/2020 @ 10AM

Inquiry and Assessment in Middle School Social Studies Part A: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session will facilitate the collaboration with other social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will curate resources, design activities, create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all middle school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your middle school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part A will focus on crafting the inquiry and curating resources and is part one of two parts.

6/16/2020

Session full. Click here for another session day. 

Inquiry and Assessment in Elementary School Social Studies Part A: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session will facilitate the collaboration with other social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will curate resources, design activities, create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all elementary school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your elementary school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part A will focus on crafting the inquiry and curating resources and is part one of two parts.

6/17/2020

Session full. Click here for another session day.

Physical Education: Make a Semester or Year-Long Plan – Mark Thompson
This training will provide an overview of the Scope & Sequence for Physical Education. Experienced professionals will help participants navigate the PE-Kansas website and develop a semester- or year-long plan for teaching physical education based on the National Standards. The training will equip the participants with the tools needed to develop an instructional plan that will meet the needs of their students and satisfy the requirements of their school or district.

6/16/2020 @ 9AM

Structured Literacy: What Is It and How Does it Fit With What I Already Know? (LiNK Approved) – Laurie Winter
In this session you will learn about the six elements of Structured Literacy and how it compares to what you already know about reading instruction. In addition, how do you integrate these elements to develop a stronger literacy program?

6/16/2020 @ 10AM

Syllication, Morphology, and Orthography, Oh My! (LiNK Approved) – Laurie Winter
That’s a lot of big words and I’m not even sure what they mean much less teach students in a cumulative and systematic way! In this session you will learn about each of these aspects of the English language, how they develop over time, and specific instructional strategies that you can use in the classroom.

6/17/2020 @ 10AM

Student Engagement – Jim Dillon
Participants will explore experiences, apply research-based strategies, learn to identify/evaluate, and make adjustments to classroom lessons/procedures to increase student engagement.

6/19/2020 @ 9AM

Easy as A-B-C: Principles of effective alphabet instruction for young children (LiNK Approved) – Geri Lovelace
Effective Instruction in the alphabet should be engaging, multi-sensory and provide opportunity for self-regulation. This session will focus participants on characteristics of effective alphabet instruction for young children and examine ways in which curriculum resources can be modified to better support English language learners.

6/18/2020 Session is Full

Creating a Successful Post-Secondary Transition – Nikki Heiman
Students with disabilities often have many barriers to leading a life full of social engagements, meaningful work and independence. How can we support them and prepare the students and their families for what happens after high school? This is for Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, Directors and Transition Coordinators.

6/17/2020 @ 9AM

World Languages Summer 2020 Professional Development – Regina Peszat
In this four-part professional development series for World Language teachers we will review the Kansas World Language Standards, proficiency-based instruction, and the differences between proficiency vs. language performance in class with scaffolds. Each two-hour session is designed to provide participants with a standards-based lesson plan that can be taught on-line or in person. Participants will experience the lessons as if they were students. There will also be time to discuss the processes. Participants can attend one or all four sessions. Each session will progress from models of teaching lower to higher proficiency levels. The first session focuses on Novice Mid learners and the last session focuses on Intermediate High for teachers moving their students to the proficiency levels needed to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Each session will provide activities using the three modes of communication within the context of the other four Cs of the standards.

6/18/2020 @ 9AM

Individual Student Problem Solving – Lindsay McKanna
Utilizing a problem-solving model, teams will be guided through the process of defining behaviors of concern, understanding relevant background information, hypothesizing functions of the behaviors and then connecting those to interventions. This training is based on actual students. Confidentiality is our number one concern and will be discussed with teams before practice.

6/17/2020 @ 12PM

Week 4: June 22nd – 26th

When Anger Comes to Work (and Work Comes Home) – Jeff King
Work and work relationships can be a hotbed for anger. The current work-from-home arrangement amplifies such stress even more. The result can be a cocktail of anger challenges. This webinar explores the nature of anger and its relationship with stress. This webinar identifies anger triggers and provides practical strategies for effective regulation.

6/23/2020 @ 9AM
6/25/2020 @ 1PM

Classroom Discussion and Interaction in the Middle and High School Classrooms (LiNK Approved) – Heidi Hallman
This session will focus on discussion techniques and strategies to use in middle/ secondary classrooms, particularly English language arts classrooms. The session will stress interactive strategies that promote rich discussions and students’ engagement in learning. We will practice some of the strategies so teachers will feel equipped to implement them in their own classrooms.

6/24/2020 @ 1PM

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Practices – Michelle Robert
This training will illuminate how trauma disrupts our nervous system and how mindfulness practices can help bring restoration. It will be especially helpful for those that serve students that have experienced trauma, such as alternative school teachers, caregivers, special educators, counselors, and social workers. A helpful (but not mandatory) precursor to this training would be Mindfulness: Strategies for Emotional Regulation & Wellbeing.

6/24/2020 @ 10AM

G-Suite Tips and Tricks to Get Organized and Increase Productivity – Ronnie Williams
Come to this session if you’ve wondered any of the following questions: How can I keep my Gmail inbox uncluttered and organized? Where do all of those files go when people share items with me on Google Drive? How and why should I use Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Slides when I already know how to use Microsoft Office, Excel, and Powerpoint? This session will provide an overview of the most popular G-Suite for education apps (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides) and give you real ideas on how you can use these powerful tools in your classrooms.

6/25/2020 @ 9AM

Play to Learn: Connecting Pedagogy to Standards (LiNK Approved) – Natalie McClane, Dr. Gayla Lohfink and Angela Lawrence
Come play with us! Explore how the pedagogy of play facilitates a young child’s acquisition of learning. See “why” play is critical to children’s development and how content integration can be embedded in guided play units, as well as the “how” and “what” teachers do intentionally leads to students’ meeting early childhood expectations of Kansas standards.

6/23/2020 Session is Full

6/24/2020 Session is Full

Inquiry and Assessment in High School Social Studies Part B: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session is the second of two and will continue facilitating the collaboration of social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all high school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your high school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part B will focus on crafting the learning objective and assessments related to the inquiry teachers have designed.

6/22/2020 @ 10AM

Inquiry and Assessment in Middle School Social Studies Part B: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session is the second of two and will continue facilitating the collaboration of social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all middle school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your middle school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part B will focus on crafting the learning objective and assessments related to the inquiry teachers have designed.

6/23/2020

Session Full. Click here for another session day.

Inquiry and Assessment in Elementary School Social Studies Part B: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session is the second of two and will continue facilitating the collaboration of social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all elementary school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your elementary school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part B will focus on crafting the learning objective and assessments related to the inquiry teachers have designed.

6/24/2020

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10 Mindframes – Nikki Heiman and Tonya Smedley
Join us for 4 days of different content as we dive into John Hattie and Klaus Zierer’s book 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning. During this 4 day series we will explore a paradigm shift to focusing on the mindset of “Impact” in our classrooms!

6/22/2020 @ 9AM
6/23/2020 @ 9AM
6/24/2020 @ 9AM
6/25/2020 @ 9AM

Structured Literacy: What Is It and How Does it Fit With What I Already Know? (LiNK Approved) – Laurie Winter
In this session you will learn about the six elements of Structured Literacy and how it compares to what you already know about reading instruction. In addition, how do you integrate these elements to develop a stronger literacy program?

6/23/2020 @ 10AM

Syllication, Morphology, and Orthography, Oh My! (LiNK Approved) – Laurie Winter
That’s a lot of big words and I’m not even sure what they mean much less teach students in a cumulative and systematic way! In this session you will learn about each of these aspects of the English language, how they develop over time, and specific instructional strategies that you can use in the classroom.

6/24/2020 @ 10AM

Easy as A-B-C: Principles of effective alphabet instruction for young children (LiNK Approved) – Geri Lovelace
Effective Instruction in the alphabet should be engaging, multi-sensory and provide opportunity for self-regulation. This session will focus participants on characteristics of effective alphabet instruction for young children and examine ways in which curriculum resources can be modified to better support English language learners.

6/25/2020 @ 10AM

World Languages Summer 2020 Professional Development – Regina Peszat
In this four-part professional development series for World Language teachers we will review the Kansas World Language Standards, proficiency-based instruction, and the differences between proficiency vs. language performance in class with scaffolds. Each two-hour session is designed to provide participants with a standards-based lesson plan that can be taught on-line or in person. Participants will experience the lessons as if they were students. There will also be time to discuss the processes. Participants can attend one or all four sessions. Each session will progress from models of teaching lower to higher proficiency levels. The first session focuses on Novice Mid learners and the last session focuses on Intermediate High for teachers moving their students to the proficiency levels needed to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Each session will provide activities using the three modes of communication within the context of the other four Cs of the standards.

6/25/2020 @ 9AM

Individual Student Problem Solving – Lindsay McKanna
Utilizing a problem-solving model, teams will be guided through the process of defining behaviors of concern, understanding relevant background information, hypothesizing functions of the behaviors and then connecting those to interventions. This training is based on actual students. Confidentiality is our number one concern and will be discussed with teams before practice.

6/24/2020 @ 12PM

ESL – Every Student Learns (LiNK Approved) – Alaina Kreft
Come learn about strategies to use with your ELL students in small and whole group instruction. You do not need to be an ESOL teacher to attend. All are welcome! NOTE: The content will be the same in each session; please only register once.

6/23/2020 @ 10AM
6/24/2020 @ 10AM
6/25/2020 @ 10AM

Continuous Learning in Computer Science – Stephen King
A short overview of approaches to computer science in a continuous learning model.

6/24/2020 @ 1PM

The Science of Reading (LiNK Approved) – Cindy Hadicke
In this session participants will better understand that reading is not natural for the human brain. Reading requires the brain to become wired for this process. Participating in this session will help you better connect the science of reading to the new structured literacy initiative in Kansas. Join KSDE’s Cindy Hadicke for this interactive and informative workshop.

6/22/2020 Session if Full

Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with Word-level Reading Difficulties Parts 1 & 2(LiNK Approved) Note: This session has two parts: Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 12:00 pm. Please register for both sessions. – Elizabeth Stevens
This professional development (PD) workshop consists of two sessions (Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 2:00 pm) that will focus on understanding and implementing evidence-based reading comprehension practices for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia. NOTE: This is NOT the KSDE required dyslexia training, but provides additional and supplemental information to complement that training.
This webinar will address secondary consequences of word-level reading disabilities (reading comprehension and background knowledge) and the implementation of two high-impact reading comprehension practices with information texts:

Main idea generation:

  • Why is it important for students to generate main ideas while reading information texts?
  • Why is main idea generation so challenging for struggling readers?
  • How can teachers provide evidence-based, main idea instruction?

Explicit vocabulary instruction:

  • Why is it important to teach vocabulary prior to reading information text?
  • How do teachers decide (a) which words to teach and (b) how many words to teach?
  • What is the best way to teach new words?
  • How do teachers decide (a) which words to teach and (b) how many words to teach?
  • What is the best way to teach new words?

Part 1: 6/23/2020 @ 9AM
Part 2: 6/23/2020 @ 12PM

Week 5: June 29th – July 3rd

Strengths & Liabilities: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Jeffrey King
This training explores the paradox that our strengths can become liabilities if not properly managed. We explore the importance of identifying and validating our strengths, at the same time drawing awareness to how we tend to overplay them, creating unintended outcomes. We also highlight how acknowledging liabilities build capacity for key leadership skills of transparency and vulnerability.

6/30/2020 @ 9AM
7/2/2020 @ 1PM

How Can I Increase My Motivation & Focus? – Michelle Robert
The unprecedented challenges of this COVID-19 season has left many of us feeling out of balance, making it difficult to get motivated and/or focused. If you can relate – you’re not alone! This training will explore the science that explains why these feelings are a natural, physiological response. Plus, we’ll explore simple tips you can use to help increase your motivation and focus.

7/1/2020 @ 1PM

Engaging Students With Powerful EdTech Tools – Ronnie Williams
Our students are digital natives. They are interested in technology and crave interaction with it. With so many options out there, it’s easy to feel like a digital immigrant when it comes to EdTech integration in the classroom. This session will focus on 3 key apps (Nearpod, Kahoot, Pear Deck, and Mentimeter) that provide additional methods of student input and feedback so you can utilize these tools in your classroom to boost engagement. The apps have a small learning curve but provide a big return on investment in the form of highly engaged students. Please bring charged technology with you to this session.

6/30/2020 @ 9AM

Project Based Learning: Building In-House Experts: Day 1 – Brett Fenton
Day 1:
Project-Based Learning gives students the chance to apply the skills they learn in school to personally relevant and real-world situations. PBL challenges students to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and make presentations. These skills will help students succeed in the future, both in school and in today’s work world. In this micro-credential, participants will gain extensive knowledge of how to implement PBL projects that are centered around a driving question and have authenticity, voice and choice, reflection, and a public piece attached to it. Participants will then apply this information and other important strategies in their classroom to engage students.

6/29/2020 @ 9AM

Project Based Learning: Building In-House Experts: Day 2 – Brett Fenton
Day 2:
Project-Based Learning gives students the chance to apply the skills they learn in school to personally relevant and real-world situations. PBL challenges students to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and make presentations. These skills will help students succeed in the future, both in school and in today’s work world. In this micro-credential, participants will gain extensive knowledge of how to implement PBL projects that are centered around a driving question and have authenticity, voice and choice, reflection, and a public piece attached to it. Participants will then apply this information and other important strategies in their classroom to engage students.

7/1/2020 @ 9AM

Personalized Professional Development: Day 1 – Jim Dillon
Teachers entering their 2nd and 3rd year teaching, during the 2020-2021 school year, will begin the process of an in-depth multi-day learning experience. In this personalized professional development, teachers will work with a group of like-minded people. Participants will select their growth area, gain new knowledge, apply the knowledge in their classrooms, and measure the impact with data.

6/30/2020 @ 9AM

Structured Literacy: What Is It and How Does it Fit With What I Already Know? (LiNK Approved) – Laurie Winter
In this session you will learn about the six elements of Structured Literacy and how it compares to what you already know about reading instruction. In addition, how do you integrate these elements to develop a stronger literacy program?

6/30/2020 @ 10AM

Syllication, Morphology, and Orthography, Oh My! (LiNK Approved) – Laurie Winter
That’s a lot of big words and I’m not even sure what they mean much less teach students in a cumulative and systematic way! In this session you will learn about each of these aspects of the English language, how they develop over time, and specific instructional strategies that you can use in the classroom.

7/1/2020 @ 10AM

Easy as A-B-C: Principles of effective alphabet instruction for young children (LiNK Approved) – Geri Lovelace
Effective Instruction in the alphabet should be engaging, multi-sensory and provide opportunity for self-regulation. This session will focus participants on characteristics of effective alphabet instruction for young children and examine ways in which curriculum resources can be modified to better support English language learners.

7/2/2020 @ 10AM

Activities to Connect: Virtually and In Person – Amie Beggs
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!

6/30/2020 @ 1PM
7/2/2020 @ 10AM

Creating a Successful Post-Secondary Transition – Nikki Heiman
Students with disabilities often have many barriers to leading a life full of social engagements, meaningful work and independence. How can we support them and prepare the students and their families for what happens after high school? This is for Middle and High School Special Education Teachers, Directors and Transition Coordinators.

7/1/2020 @ 9AM

World Languages Summer 2020 Professional Development – Regina Peszat
In this four-part professional development series for World Language teachers we will review the Kansas World Language Standards, proficiency-based instruction, and the differences between proficiency vs. language performance in class with scaffolds. Each two-hour session is designed to provide participants with a standards-based lesson plan that can be taught on-line or in person. Participants will experience the lessons as if they were students. There will also be time to discuss the processes. Participants can attend one or all four sessions. Each session will progress from models of teaching lower to higher proficiency levels. The first session focuses on Novice Mid learners and the last session focuses on Intermediate High for teachers moving their students to the proficiency levels needed to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Each session will provide activities using the three modes of communication within the context of the other four Cs of the standards.

7/2/2020 @ 9AM

Individual Student Problem Solving – Lindsay McKanna
Utilizing a problem-solving model, teams will be guided through the process of defining behaviors of concern, understanding relevant background information, hypothesizing functions of the behaviors and then connecting those to interventions. This training is based on actual students. Confidentiality is our number one concern and will be discussed with teams before practice.

7/1/2020 @ 12PM

Inquiry and Assessment in Middle School Social Studies Part A: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session will facilitate the collaboration with other social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will curate resources, design activities, create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all middle school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your middle school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part A will focus on crafting the inquiry and curating resources and is part one of two parts.

6/30/2020 @ 10AM

Inquiry and Assessment in Elementary School Social Studies Part A: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session will facilitate the collaboration with other social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will curate resources, design activities, create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all elementary school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your elementary school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part A will focus on crafting the inquiry and curating resources and is part one of two parts.

7/1/2020 @ 10AM

KSDE Required Dyslexia Training for Kansas Educators – Cindy Hadicke
This session will cover the six hour requirements for teachers in Kansas on the new dyslexia initiatives. This is NOT a trainer of trainer but rather the required training for all teachers and leaders in Kansas schools. In this session we will cover the definition of dyslexia, structured literacy, the science of reading, and KESA and compliance regulations. All three dates are required for this training. The registration link provided is for Day 1. Dates for Day 2 and 3 are listed; the zoom link for Day 2 & 3 will be shared during the Day 1 Training. Completion of these three dates will meet the entire 6-hour requirement.

ALL SESSSIONS ARE FULL.

Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with Word-level Reading Difficulties Parts 1 & 2(LiNK Approved) Note: This session has two parts: Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 12:00 pm. Please register for both sessions. – Elizabeth Stevens
This professional development (PD) workshop consists of two sessions (Part 1 at 9:00 am and Part 2 at 2:00 pm) that will focus on understanding and implementing evidence-based reading comprehension practices for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia. NOTE: This is NOT the KSDE required dyslexia training, but provides additional and supplemental information to complement that training.
This webinar will address secondary consequences of word-level reading disabilities (reading comprehension and background knowledge) and the implementation of two high-impact reading comprehension practices with information texts:

Main idea generation:

  • Why is it important for students to generate main ideas while reading information texts?
  • Why is main idea generation so challenging for struggling readers?
  • How can teachers provide evidence-based, main idea instruction?

Explicit vocabulary instruction:

  • Why is it important to teach vocabulary prior to reading information text?
  • How do teachers decide (a) which words to teach and (b) how many words to teach?
  • What is the best way to teach new words?
  • How do teachers decide (a) which words to teach and (b) how many words to teach?
  • What is the best way to teach new words?

Part 1: 6/30/2020 @ 9AM
Part 2: 6/30/2020 @ 12PM

Week 6: July 6th – 10th

Mindfulness – The Competitive Edge – Michelle Robert
Evidence proves that a consistent mindful practice helps athletes improve their physical efficiency, coping skills, emotional balance, and adaptability. This workshop will help you understand the science behind these strategies and give you tips on how to start a mindful practice with your team or individuals. These strategies will positively impact your athletes both on and off of the playing field.

7/8/2020 @ 10AM

The Courage Way: How to Embrace Paradox & Transform Conflict – Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert
Teaching and leading (life in general) is complex and paradoxical, full of opposite ideas that pull against each other: – Light & shadow; alone & together; freedom & discipline; success & failure; heartbreak & hope; now & future– to name just a few. While one might prefer the safety of certainty and being in control, the truth is that life is often unpredictable, challenging and beyond our control. This time we are experiencing is the ultimate proof of that! This “mini-retreat” session will explore how we can embrace paradox and transform conflict in ways that can strengthen our resilience and courage in facing challenges. Mary Kaye is a trained facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal (Parker J Palmer) and offers retreats and professional development for educators including Leading Together: Strengthening Relational Trust in Schools.

7/6/2020 @ 10AM
7/7/2020 @ 10AM
7/8/2020 @ 10AM

Leading Together: Strengthening Relational Trust Among Adults in Schools – Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert
This session will be an introduction of Leading Together, a professional development opportunity for educators interested in strengthening their school cultures and increasing collective efficacy among the adults in their schools/districts. Four key components of relational trust in schools will be the focus of this introductory session (respect, personal regard, competency and integrity). I am a facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal and offer partial/full day retreats for educators as well as the Leading Together program for teachers and school leaders.

7/6/2020 @ 1PM
7/7/2020 @ 1PM
7/8/2020 @ 1PM

EL Excellence in Kansas (LiNK Approved) – Nicole Primm
Based on current research and the practical experience of KSDE staff and ESOL educators in Kansas, this training will demonstrate standards based, user-friendly techniques that can aid educators in closing the achievement gaps of their English Learners while capitalizing on the gifts of their diverse classroom.

7/6/2020 @ 10AM

Remote or In Class ESOL Instruction- Elementary (LiNK Approved) – Nicole Primm
Based on current research and the practical experience ESOL educators in Kansas, this training will demonstrate standards based, user-friendly techniques that can aid educators in closing the achievement gaps of their English Learners while capitalizing on the gifts of their diverse classroom whether in class or remote.

7/7/2020 @ 9AM

Remote or In Class ESOL Instruction- Middle School (LiNK Approved) – Nicole Primm
Based on current research and the practical experience ESOL educators in Kansas, this training will demonstrate standards based, user-friendly techniques that can aid educators in closing the achievement gaps of their English Learners while capitalizing on the gifts of their diverse classroom whether in class or remote.

7/7/2020 @ 12PM

Remote or In Class ESOL Instruction- High School (LiNK Approved) – Nicole Primm
Based on current research and the practical experience ESOL educators in Kansas, this training will demonstrate standards based, user-friendly techniques that can aid educators in closing the achievement gaps of their English Learners while capitalizing on the gifts of their diverse classroom whether in class or remote.

7/7/2020 @ 2PM

Project Based Learning: Building In-House Experts: Day 1 – Brett Fenton
Day 1:
Project-Based Learning gives students the chance to apply the skills they learn in school to personally relevant and real-world situations. PBL challenges students to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and make presentations. These skills will help students succeed in the future, both in school and in today’s work world. In this micro-credential, participants will gain extensive knowledge of how to implement PBL projects that are centered around a driving question and have authenticity, voice and choice, reflection, and a public piece attached to it. Participants will then apply this information and other important strategies in their classroom to engage students.

7/6/2020 @ 9AM

Project Based Learning: Building In-House Experts: Day 2 – Brett Fenton
Day 2:
Project-Based Learning gives students the chance to apply the skills they learn in school to personally relevant and real-world situations. PBL challenges students to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and make presentations. These skills will help students succeed in the future, both in school and in today’s work world. In this micro-credential, participants will gain extensive knowledge of how to implement PBL projects that are centered around a driving question and have authenticity, voice and choice, reflection, and a public piece attached to it. Participants will then apply this information and other important strategies in their classroom to engage students.

7/8/2020 @ 9AM

Personalized Professional Development: Day – Jim Dillon
Teachers entering their 2nd and 3rd year teaching, during the 2020-2021 school year, will begin the process of an in-depth multi-day learning experience. In this personalized professional development, teachers will work with a group of like-minded people. Participants will select their growth area, gain new knowledge, apply the knowledge in their classrooms, and measure the impact with data.

7/6/2020 @ 9AM

World Languages Summer 2020 Professional Development – Regina Peszat
In this four-part professional development series for World Language teachers we will review the Kansas World Language Standards, proficiency-based instruction, and the differences between proficiency vs. language performance in class with scaffolds. Each two-hour session is designed to provide participants with a standards-based lesson plan that can be taught on-line or in person. Participants will experience the lessons as if they were students. There will also be time to discuss the processes. Participants can attend one or all four sessions. Each session will progress from models of teaching lower to higher proficiency levels. The first session focuses on Novice Mid learners and the last session focuses on Intermediate High for teachers moving their students to the proficiency levels needed to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Each session will provide activities using the three modes of communication within the context of the other four Cs of the standards.

7/9/2020 @ 9AM

Individual Student Problem Solving – Lindsay McKanna
Utilizing a problem-solving model, teams will be guided through the process of defining behaviors of concern, understanding relevant background information, hypothesizing functions of the behaviors and then connecting those to interventions. This training is based on actual students. Confidentiality is our number one concern and will be discussed with teams before practice.

7/8/2020 @ 12PM

Re-imagining the Possibilities- Supporting Science Learning at Home – Meg Richard
How can we re-imagine science learning in a way that that makes sense during and post the COVID pandemic? How can we help teachers and families keep learning going in a meaningful way and support student sense-making in remote settings? This session will utilize new materials released from NSELA and the Council of State Science Supervisors to re-imagine the possibilities for Science Education for students in Kansas.

7/9/2020 @ 9AM

Formative Assessment Strategies for Next Generation Science Learning – Meg Richard
Kansas Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards have students drive their own sense-making in wonderful ways; but, how does one assess 3 dimensional learning and provide feedback with out giving away the phenomenon? This session will examine ways to provide formative assessment feedback in timely and guiding way.

7/8/2020 @ 1PM

Inquiry and Assessment in Middle School Social Studies Part B: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session is the second of two and will continue facilitating the collaboration of social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all middle school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your middle school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part B will focus on crafting the learning objective and assessments related to the inquiry teachers have designed.

7/7/2020 @ 10AM

Inquiry and Assessment in Elementary School Social Studies Part B: Remote or In-Class Instruction – Don Gifford
This interactive session is the second of two and will continue facilitating the collaboration of social studies teachers in the creation of an inquiry suitable for use as a classroom-based state assessment for this coming school year. Teachers will create assessments around standards, benchmarks and topics in all elementary school history, government, and social studies classes. Regardless of what grade or courses you teach in your elementary school this session will improve your cannon of resources and the engagement of your students. Part B will focus on crafting the learning objective and assessments related to the inquiry teachers have designed.

7/8/2020 @ 10AM

Approaching Computer Science Standards – Stephen King
This session will guide teachers in how to approach the new Kansas P-12 computer science standards.

7/7/2020 @ 1PM

Approaching Computer Science Standards – Stephen King
This session will guide teachers in how to approach the new Kansas P-12 computer science standards.

7/10/2020 @ 10AM

Continuous Learning in Computer Science – Stephen King
A short overview of approaches to computer science in a continuous learning model.

7/8/2020 @ 10AM

The “What”, “Why”, and “How” of SECD Standards – Noalee McDonald-Augustine
Structuring your day to day lessons with social, emotional, and character development standards can be a seamless process with just the right tools and information. Participants will gain an understanding of how the implementation of the SECD Standards in the classroom supports personalized learning and a whole-child approach. In this session, you will gain insight to:
• What the SECD standards are and what does it look like in a classroom?
• Why the SECD standards are critical for student success and teacher social-emotional learning?
• How to implement the SECD standards into your daily routine, classroom walkthrough observations, and self-assessments.

7/8/2020 @ 9:30AM

Welcome Back – How To Successfully Transition for a Positive Reintegration Experience – Noalee McDonald-Augustine
As you begin to think about the start of the next school year, what is your plan for reintegration? Students, staff, families, and communities have gone through and may still be going through some unusual, difficult and for some tragic times. What social, emotional and character development structures need to be in place to help everyone move forward in a positive and constructive way whether school is in person, virtual or a combination? How do you assess to determine the needs of students and staff? How do you build relationships that are supportive and safe? This session will address these questions as you move forward with your reintegration plan.

7/8/2020 @ 1:30PM

Strength-Based Mentoring – Allyson Horne
We are designed for connection. As we learn more about our own strengths, we are more likely to recognize strengths and talent in others. In this learning session, Allyson Horne will share more about the TeamMates Mentoring model. Sharing strategies for strength-based conversations, participants will learn practical ways to build engagement, hope, and wellbeing that can be applied immediately and to any area.

7/10/2020 @ 12:00PM