Wichita State's College of Applied Studies offers Professional Learning Courses (PLC) for educators looking to learn new skills and earn continuing education credit for licensure renewal and/or salary advancement. These are graduate level courses.

Enrollment Information

Students will complete a Wichita State Non-Degree B Graduate Application and enroll on the first day of the course.

If you want to complete the application and enrollment prior to attendance, please contact WSU PLC/MBT Coordinators at cas.dean@wichita.edu.

These licensure renewal opportunities are offered at each of the designated WSU partnering districts and some are available to individuals outside of the designated district. To determine the availability of a course, please see the intended audience listed for each course. Please note, out of district attendees may pay a small fee for attendance in addition to the WSU credit hour charges.

Spring 2022 Courses

Candidates choosing to earn WSU graduate credit for their completion of licensure renewal courses in their district will enroll in the market based tuition course designated for their district. Due to the specialized nature and timing of this program, participants will be enrolled in the 2-week pre-session following the completion of their professional development (PD) work unless otherwise noted. For instance, candidates completing Haysville PD August1-December 15, 2021, will be enrolled in CAS 750D Effective Instructional Practices III during the January 2022 Pre-session (January 3-8, 2022).

Orion Education

Orion Teacher Treks

Please contact the Orion Professional Learning Coordinator for more information:

Shannon Fisher

Orion, Online Training and Development Director

sfisher@orioneducation.org

(620) 584-3300

Each course is offered as 1 or 2 graduate credit hours unless otherwise noted. Candidates will pay Orion Education $60 for a 1 credit-hour course + $60 for the WSU Graduate Credit for a total of $120 and $75 for a 2 credit-hour course + $60 for the WSU Graduate Credit for a total of $195. Candidates will sign up for the WSU graduate credit through their Orion enrollment. Enroll in Orion Teacher Treks

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered by Orion Education and Wichita State College of Applied Studies.

Teacher Treks courses are designed to fit your learning style.

When you register for a course, you will choose between two types of Teacher Treks courses:

Solo Treks

If you prefer to learn independently, then Solo Treks are for you! These online courses will allow you to learn at your own pace and time. You will learn asynchronously while choosing course activities that interest you. Each course lasts 5 weeks regardless of how many PDC points or college credits you choose.

Group Treks

Do you enjoy collaborating with other teachers? Which colleague might join you on a professional learning adventure? Group Treks are designed for educators who like to learn with and from others. Most of the learning will take place asynchronously but opportunities for synchronous collaboration will be available as well.

Optional graduate-level college credit will be awarded by Wichita State University. CLICK HERE to view the Orion/WSU enrollment explanation. If you choose to take a course for 2 credits or 40 PDC points, one “extra” assignment will be required within the 5-week session. For questions, please contact Shannon Fisher at sfisher@orioneducation.org

 

Course Fee Structure:

20 PDC Points Course

$60

40 PDC Points Course

$75

1 Graduate Credit Course

$120 ($60 course fee; $60 grad credit)

(price includes grad credit)

2 Graduate Credits Course

$195 ($75 course fee; $60 grad credit)

(price includes grad credit)

A maximum of 3 credits or 60 PDC points can be earned during each 5-week session. Each course is worth 1 or 2 credits, or 20/40 PDC points. If you want 3 credits, enroll in a 2-credit course and a 1-credit course. If you want 60 PDC points,  enroll in a 40pt course and a 20pt course.

Please register at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date so that we have sufficient time to process your enrollment. Don’t see a course that interests you? CLICK HERE to send us a suggestion for new course ideas!


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5-Week

Sessions

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PreK-12 Educators

 

Build Your Own Book Study

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸PDC points: 20

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This course is designed to accommodate any book you choose that relates to professional learning for educators! You pick the book, and the course will take your learning to the next level by providing reflection questions and thinking activities. CLICK HERE to register

You must have your book approved before registering for the course. The request must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Please submit THIS FORM for book approval.

PreK-12 Educators

 

Book Study: What Great Teachers Do Differently

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸PDC points: 20

 

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▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

What characteristics make a GREAT teacher? This book will provide you with practical strategies to improve learning engagement, parent and student relationships, and classroom management. CLICK HERE to register

This course requires that you obtain the following book:

What Great Teachers Do Differently: Nineteen Things That Matter the Most (3rd ed.) by Todd Whitaker; Eye on Education; 3rd Edition, 2020.

PreK-12 Educators

 

Book Study: The Power of Moments

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸PDC points: 20

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this book study, you will learn how to create positive and memorable moments both inside and outside the classroom. You will also learn about the 4 elements that help create those memorable moments: Elevation, Pride, Insight, and Connection.

CLICK HERE to register

This course requires that you obtain the following book:

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath; Simon & Schuster, 2017.

 

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Differentiating the Classroom

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

How can you plan and deliver your classroom lessons in order to meet the needs of all learners? Differentiating your classroom will help! During this course, you will learn about strategies and resources that support differentiation. CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Google Slides: Beyond the Basics

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

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▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

If you are comfortable with creating your own Google Slides, then this course is for you! You will learn about add-ons, advanced tools, hyperdocs, and learning games that will take your Google Slides to the next level.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Getting Started with Google Slides

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This course is for educators who want to learn the basics of Google Slides creation and features. You will also learn about important design elements that can make or break a Google Slides presentation. CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

The Power of Personalized Playlists

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, you will learn how personalized playlists can help differentiate lessons, engage students, and assess skills. You will also create playlists to use in your classroom! 

CLICK HERE to register

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-5 Educators

Classroom Management Strategies for Grades PreK-5

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

 

 

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▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, you will learn about positive and practical steps for implementing an effective classroom management plan in PreK-5 classrooms. Key concepts include identifying, delivering, and reinforcing consistent classroom expectations.

CLICK HERE to register

6th-12th Educators

Classroom Management Strategies for Grades 6-12

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, you will learn about positive and practical steps for implementing an effective classroom management plan in 6th-12th grade classrooms. Key concepts include identifying, delivering, and reinforcing consistent classroom expectations.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Physical Education Teachers

Cooperative Learning for Physical Education Teachers

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

 

 

 

Students can learn content material at a deeper level when teachers provide cooperative learning opportunities. During this course, you will learn about a variety of cooperative learning strategies and structures, as well as how to manage behaviors during cooperative learning in a physical education setting.

CLICK HERE to register

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Music Educators

Cooperative Learning for Music Teachers

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Students can learn content material at a deeper level when teachers provide cooperative learning opportunities. During this course, you will learn about a variety of cooperative learning strategies and structures, as well as how to manage behaviors during cooperative learning in a music classroom setting.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-5 Educators

Cooperative Learning for PreK-5 Teachers

Choose one:▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Students can learn content material at a deeper level when teachers provide cooperative learning opportunities. During this course, you will learn about a variety of cooperative learning strategies and structures, as well as how to manage behaviors during cooperative learning in a PreK-5 classroom setting.

CLICK HERE to register

6th-12th Educators

Cooperative Learning for 6-12 Teachers

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

 

Students can learn content material at a deeper level when teachers provide cooperative learning opportunities. During this course, you will learn about a variety of cooperative learning strategies and structures, as well as how to manage behaviors during cooperative learning in a 6th-12th grade classroom setting.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Cartoons in the Classroom

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

A great way to liven up your lessons is to inject memes and cartoons into your classroom discussions. Using these types of graphics is fun for students, but they can also encourage higher-level conversations and thinking. During this course, you will learn how to integrate memes, Bitmojis, and other cartoons into your lessons.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Creating Global Connections

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, you will learn about the importance of global awareness and how to support global awareness in your classroom. You will also explore a variety of tech tools and resources that will help you create connections with teachers, classrooms, and guest speakers from all over the world!

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-8 Educators

Seesaw for PreK-8

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Seesaw is an engaging digital portfolio resource that allows students to document their learning by taking pictures, completing digital tasks, and recording voice narrations to show what they know. During this course, participants will learn how to create and manage Seesaw classes, explore and build learning activities, and discuss how this resource can be used as a valuable assessment tool.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Digital Communication Tools

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Whether you are teaching students in a remote setting or providing instruction in a traditional environment, effective and frequent communication between students, teachers, and parents is important. During this course, you will learn about a variety of digital communication tools, including resources for providing quality feedback on student work.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Instructional Design 101

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

As you plan and create learning experiences for your students, it is important to consider cognitive learning theories and instructional design. During this course, you will use instructional design principles to evaluate and improve your current lesson formats, worksheets, digital presentations, and other support materials

CLICK HERE to register

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Lights! Camera! Action!: Classroom Video Resources

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This course will teach you about the best practices and resources for using videos in the classroom. You will learn about screencasting, video apps for student-created movies, and using videos in the assessment process.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Digital Collaboration Tools

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Digital collaboration among students helps build content knowledge while fostering social and emotional skills. During this course, you will learn about digital tools that promote sharing, collaboration, feedback, and brainstorming.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Teaching Digital Citizenship

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Today’s students are under constant pressure to become part of our digital culture. During this course, participants will learn about the nine categories of digital citizenship, find valuable resources and support tools, and create action plans to integrate digital citizenship into their classrooms.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Making Formatives Fun

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Student response systems can be used to assess student learning in a fun and engaging way. In this course, you will learn how to use resources such as Socrative, NearPod, Kahoot, Blooket, Quizizz, Poll Everywhere, Plickers, and many more to administer formative assessments and increase student engagement.

CLICK HERE to register

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Rethinking Assessment

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Get rid of those pencil/paper tests! Instead, let’s examine student mastery in action! During this course, you will learn about strategies for designing and facilitating authentic assessments while evaluating your current assessment practices.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Project-Based Bootcamp

 

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This project-based learning course will provide the foundation for project design and teaching practices as defined by PBLWorks (formerly known as The Buck Institute). Educators will participate in PBL activities in order to learn about the process of planning, designing, and implementing PBL in the classroom.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Project-Based Learning: Digging Deeper

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Now that you have a background in the basic design elements and teaching practices of PBL, it's time to dig a little deeper! During this course, we will focus on strategies that will enhance the rigor of the project and improve students' critical thinking skills. We will also discuss facilitation and scaffolding strategies to ensure that your PBL is student-centered.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

PreK-12 Teacher Leaders and Admins

PBL Leadership

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This course is designed to support school leaders as they roll out project-based learning in their schools. Participants will conduct a PBL-focused needs assessment for their school and use the results to develop a schoolwide PBL implementation plan.

CLICK HERE to register

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Introduction to Personalized Learning

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Educators continually seek a standard definition for personalized learning, but there really isn’t one! Personalized learning should look different in every classroom because it is based on students’ individual needs and interests. During this course, you will learn about 10 ideas that support personalized learning in PreK-12 classrooms.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Personalized Learning: Digging Deeper

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

 

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Now that you have background knowledge about personalized learning, it's time to dig a little deeper! During this course, you will learn how other teachers and schools are personalizing student learning through flex schedules, exploration days, competency-based learning, software programs, PBL, and goal-setting. You will also learn about cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal instructional strategies to help you design personalized learning opportunities for your classroom and school.  CLICK HERE to register

PreK-8 Educators

Teach Kids How to Code in Grades PreK-8

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Classroom gaming and programming activities can help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. During this course, you will learn about coding resources, both online and “unplugged”, that are appropriate for PreK-8 students.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Flipping Your Classroom

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

A flipped classroom is a blended learning model that supports differentiation. During this course, you will learn how to create an engaging, high-quality flipped classroom, as well as strategies for managing in-class activities.

CLICK HERE to register

 

Audience

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5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Remote Teaching: Best Strategies, Practices, and Resources

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This course’s topics include the do’s and don'ts of home office workspaces, best practices of virtual teaching, and strategies for communicating with students and parents. You will also learn about different resources you can use during Zoom and Google Meet live lessons to engage your students.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Getting the Most Out of Google Forms

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, participants will use Google Forms to create tests, surveys, exit tickets, and journals for the classroom. You will also explore a variety of Google Add-Ons that can enhance the use and functionality of Google Forms.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Getting Started with Google Sites

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Transform learning in your classroom through the use of Google Sites, a website builder that allows teachers and students to create custom web pages. During this course, you will learn about a variety of classroom uses for Google Sites, and then you will build your own!

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Google Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions

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▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

If you are a confident Google user and want to dig deeper into Google resources, then this course is for you! Participants will explore, install, and apply a variety of free Google apps, extensions, and add-ons to create classroom resources and assignments.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12

Educators

Hyperdocs Bootcamp

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Do your boring worksheets need a digital makeover? If so, then hyperdocs are the solution! Students can access media-rich content, answer higher-level questions, and collaborate with classmates--all within a hyperdoc! During this course, you will learn how to create these engaging digital activities by using Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Getting Started with Google Classroom

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Google Classroom makes teaching more productive because it streamlines digital assignments and activities into one place. During this course, you will learn how to create and manage your own Google Classroom, as well as learn best practices for managing a blended learning environment.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

PreK-12 Physical Education Teachers

Tech Integration in the PE Classroom

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Integrating technology into non-core areas can be tricky! During this course, you will learn about a variety of teacher and student technology resources for the PE classroom that will enhance communication, student engagement, and assessment practices.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Music Educators

Tech Integration in the Music Classroom

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Integrating technology into non-core areas can be tricky! During this course, you will learn about a variety of teacher and student technology resources for the music classroom that will enhance communication, student engagement, and assessment practices.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Art Educators

Tech Integration in the Art Classroom

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Integrating technology into non-core areas can be tricky! During this course, you will learn about a variety of teacher and student technology resources for the art classroom that will enhance communication, student engagement, and assessment practices.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Fostering Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

The more kids are challenged to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the stronger those skills become. During this course, you will learn about strategies and activities that support critical thinking and problem-solving in the classroom.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Social Media for Educators

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, you will learn how social media networks, like FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram, can be valuable learning tools for students and provide free PD for educators!

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Makerspaces and Genius Hour

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

If you are looking for ways to personalize student learning and foster critical thinking and collaboration skills, then this course is for you! Participants will learn how to design and facilitate a classroom and/or school makerspace, as well as explore resources for facilitating Genius Hour activities.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

Introduction to Competency-Based Learning

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, you will learn about the research behind Competency-Based Learning, as well as curriculum and assessment resources that support CBL.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Gamifying the Classroom

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

During this course, educators will learn about gamification and how to use gamified activities, like scavenger hunts, alternate reality adventures, escape rooms, break-outs, and badge systems in their classrooms. Through gamification, educators can turn their traditional lessons into engaging, relevant, and fun learning activities for students.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Digital Student Portfolios

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Digital portfolios can help showcase student growth and share personal successes with a broad audience. During this course, you will learn about different types of digital student portfolios and strategies for managing them.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

 

PreK-12 Educators

Chromebook Cruise

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

All aboard! During this cruise-ship-themed course, you will learn how to use Chromebook apps and resources and connect them to the four C’s: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

I Have a Chromebook, Now What?

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

The Chromebook is an incredible learning device! We want to show you how to make the most of it. This course will give you a better understanding of how to use Chromebooks more effectively in your classroom.

CLICK HERE to register

PreK-12 Educators

Student Engagement Strategies

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Research shows that students are more likely to be engaged during learning activities if they can move, talk, and have choices. During this course, you will learn about the different levels of student engagement and classroom activities that will help improve engagement in your classroom.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Learning Through Inquiry

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

This course examines how inquiry-based learning strategies help foster critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. You will explore the different levels of inquiry and focus on how to engage students in a student-centered learning process through the use of higher-level questioning.

CLICK HERE to register

 

PreK-12 Educators

Station Rotations

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

Station rotations support differentiation, collaboration, small group instruction, and real-time feedback. During this course, participants will learn tips and tricks for designing and facilitating station rotations in both traditional and hybrid learning models.

CLICK HERE to register

 

Audience

Title

5-Week

Sessions

Description

PreK-12 Educators

PowerPointless

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

PowerPoint is one of the most popular presentation tools but it is overused and tends to inhibit creativity. During this course, you will learn about a variety of PowerPoint alternatives that promote creativity and higher-level thinking.

CLICK HERE to register

2nd-12th Educators

Literature Circles

 

Choose one:

▸Grad Credits: 1

▸Grad Credits: 2

▸PDC points: 20

▸PDC points: 40

Choose one:

 

▸2/7/22 - 3/13/22

▸3/14/22 - 4/17/22

▸4/18/22 - 5/22/22

▸5/30/22 - 7/3/22

▸7/11/22 - 8/14/22

 

 

During this course, participants will learn about the theory and practice of literature circles for any content area. Literature circles promote student agency, collaboration, and critical thinking skills while students analyze and discuss the text.

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

Andover, USD 385

Andover Professional Development

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Andover Public Schools for Andover district teachers and staff. Each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour. Please contact the Professional Learning Center Coordinator for more information on how to register for the session and the WSU credit.

Alice Collins
collinsa@usd385.org

Andover School District, USD 385: CAS 750C Adaptive Schools Seminar (2 credit hours), Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022)

 

Course/PD Opportunity

Adaptive Schools

Presenter

Jill Lachenmayr

Dates

Oct. 28-29, 2021 and Jan. 24-25, 2022

Time

8:00-4:00

Location

Andover Public Schools

Audience

AHS and ACHS

Credit Hours

2

Course Description

The Adaptive Schools course presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. The course not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.

   Andover School District, USD 385: CAS 750G Effective Instructional Practices VI, Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022)

 

Course/PD Opportunity

Apollo III School Redesign Part 2:  Building the Rocket and Launch

Presenter

Jill Lachenmayr, Rachel Meenen, Stacey Ryan

Dates

Jan. 14 - May 2, 2022

Time

8:30-3:30 on various days

Location

Andover CAPS

Audience

Sunflower Elementary and Wheatland Elementary Redesign Flight Team Members

Credit Hours

2

Course Description

This course is designed for teachers and administrators who are leading the Apollo III Kansas School Redesign process in Andover Public Schools. This course will prepare participants to lead the Redesign process over the course of one school year. Participants will increase knowledge of the four Redesign Principles: Real World Application, Community Engagement, Personalized Learning, and Student Success Skills, and analyze building-specific needs in these areas. They will engage multiple stakeholders in determining the “why” for school redesign and then creating a school vision statement. They will use data to establish goal areas and evaluate different methods and strategies to determine which might be most effective in meeting building goals. Participants will develop a communication plan, communicate with stakeholders, and systematically improve their leadership skills through the facilitation of professional learning. 

 

Course/PD Opportunity

Elementary & Secondary Library Media Specialists

Presenter

Stacey Ryan, Micah Brown, Rachel Meenen, Michelle Adler

Dates

Elementary: 10/19, 12/2, 2/22, 4/19

Secondary: 9/14, 11/9, 1/25, 3/8

Time

9:00a-3:00p

Location

Cottonwood Elementary/CAPS

Audience

Elementary & Secondary Library Media Specialists

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

As schools seek to become future ready, it is necessary to identify and cultivate leadership beyond district and building leaders. School librarians lead, teach, and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practices, programs, and spaces. If properly prepared and supported, school librarians are well-positioned to be at the leading edge of the digital transformation of learning.

Our academy will focus on two essential questions:

  1. How can librarians and libraries support Future Ready schools?
  2. How can librarians and libraries become more future ready?

During our work together, we will provide resources, strategies, and connections for colleagues to work together to promote and implement innovative learning opportunities for all students.

Course/PD Opportunity

Personal and Authentic Book Study

Presenter

Micah Brown and Rachel Meenen

Dates

January 31 - March 11

Time

Each week participants will have 2-3 hours of classwork that will be submitted via Google Classroom where facilitators will provide feedback.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover Pre-K-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

As participants read the book, Personal & Authentic, they will discover the power of designing learning experiences that are grounded in relationships. In this book study, participants will reflect on their current practice of lesson design and use information from the book to create positive relationships and learner-centered lessons. They will continue to build personal relationships with their current students in order to build and leverage an authentic learning experience in their classroom.

Course/PD Opportunity

Chromebook Infused Classroom Book Study

Presenter

Stacey Ryan

Dates

January 31 - March 11 (4 weeks)

Time

Each week participants will have 3 hours of classwork that will be submitted via Google Classroom where the facilitator will provide feedback.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover K-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

In this book study, participants will reflect on and grow their current practice in using Chromebooks with their students. Teachers will use information from the book to enhance instruction & learning with their current students and gain new ideas to maximize learning and the purposeful integration of Chromebooks in their classroom.

Course/PD Opportunity

The HyperDoc Handbook Book Study

Presenter

Stacey Ryan

Dates

March 25 - April 22 (4 weeks)

Time

Each week participants will have 3 hours of classwork that will be submitted via Google Classroom where the facilitator will provide feedback.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover K-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

As participants read The HyperDoc Handbook, they will explore ideas, strategies, and resources shared in the book as well other resources which will be provided. Teachers will apply what they learn by creating their own HyperDocs to be used to engage students and support the learning in their class.

Course/PD Opportunity

Unlearning Book Study

Presenter

Micah Brown and Michelle Adler

Dates

January 12th - February 16th

Time

Online and in person

Location

Online and in person

Book Club sessions will be held at Cottonwood Elementary in room 409 from 4:00-5:00.

January 12th

January 19th

January 26th

February 2nd

February 9th

February 16th

 

Audience

Pre-K-12 Educators

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

In this 6-week book study, educators will discover how using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can benefit all learners (and doesn't require excessive training to do so).

 

Through an in depth reading of the book Unlearning  and the completion of a thoughtful study guide, educators will learn about evidence based practices that can be implemented immediately.

 

We will meet 6 times to delve into UDL and discover ways to design and deliver engaging, rigorous learning experiences for ALL learners.

 

Book Club sessions will be held at Cottonwood Elementary in room 409 from 4:00-5:00.

January 12th

January 19th

January 26th

February 2nd

February 9th

February 16th

  

Course/PD Opportunity

Dare to Lead

Presenter

Rachel Meenen

Dates

Jan 19 - Feb 16

Time

Participants will complete reading and homework online approx. 2 hours per week and also attend a 1 hour face to face meeting each week.

Location

Sunflower Elementary and Online

Audience

Sunflower Elementary Staff

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

Participants will read Dare to Lead and work through the companion workbook. Along with reading the book participants will  join in weekly face to face meetings to discuss the reading, answer questions, and work together to build trust and grow as leaders in order to create a courageous culture.

  

Course/PD Opportunity

The Power of Moments Book Study

Presenter

Michelle Adler and Stacey Ryan

Dates

January 14 - February 11

Time

Flexible- approximately 3 hours per week

Location

Online

Audience

Andover PK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

As participants read the book,The Power of Moments, they

will discover the power of designing learning

experiences and moments that result in long-term impact. In this

book study, participants will reflect on their current

practice, both personal and professional,  and use ideas and takeaways from the book to create and design intentional moments in their classroom and beyond.This course will include reading the book, exploring ideas and resources, and completing reflective online assignments.

 

Course/PD Opportunity

Self Paced i-Ready Professional Learning

Presenter

Micah Brown and Rachel Meenen

Dates

March 25 - April 22

Time

Self paced- each participant will complete seat hours to qualify for 1 grad credit (approximately 2 hours weekly)

Location

Online

Audience

K-5 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

This digital course will teach product features, suggest implementation best practices, and share ways educators across the country use Curriculum Associates products in their classrooms. It will offer participants an overview of the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program components and a peek inside the classroom to experience the program in action. They will also share next steps to consider as they continue the implementation of the curriculum.

 

 

Buhler School District, USD 313

Buhler School District, USD 313

Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Buhler School District

For more information, please contact: Kurt Geilenfeldt

Buhler Grade School

Paul Erickson, Ed.D

620-662-4891

Buhler School District, USD 313: CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V, Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022)

Name: Atomic Habits: Exploring Small but Mighty Changes to Instructional Practices

Name of Presenter: Paul Erickson

Location of Book Study: USD 313 Facilities, Zoom

Dates of Book Study: January-19th-February 25th 

Audience: USD 313 Staff

Description: Participants will read Atomic Habits by James Clear.  Participants will discuss and write reflections detailing their understanding of the content and its connections to instructional practices.  This will take place via weekly meetings, assignments, as well as work with an accountability partner for self-selected focus habits.

Clearwater, USD 264

Clearwater School District Professional Learning Opportunities

Clearwater School District Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Clearwater School District and are available to individuals outside of USD 264. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Jason Crist
USD 264-Clearwater, K-12 Technology Facilitator
(620) 662-4891
jcrist@usd264.org

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V, Summer 2022 Pre-session (May 23-May 28, 2022).

Clearwater School District, USD 264: CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V, Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022)

 

Course Name: Ignite Your Classroom: Launches, Exit Tickets & Everything in Between

Location: Online via Google Classroom

Dates: March 21 - April 10

Credits: 1 Credit Hour

Cost: Course Registration = $60 and 1 Credit Hour = $60 ($120 Total)

Description:   Ignite Your Classroom encourages communication, collaborative learning, information sharing, creative expression, student engagement and community building. Want to jumpstart your class with engaging activities that ignite discussion and promote inquiry based learning? Come get some quick hit ideas and instructional strategies for implementing quick launches that students will find fun and engaging (they might even learn something too). Need fast ways to check for understanding (i.e. Exit Tickets)? Maybe you are looking for some mid-class brain break activities to get kids up and moving? Not only will we discuss how to use these strategies to support teaching and learning, but also why they work.

 

Haysville Learning Center, USD 261

Haysville Learning Center, USD 261

Dr. John Burke Learning Center (Haysville)

Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered at Haysville Learning Center and are available to individuals outside of USD 261. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour. Please contact the Dr. John Burke Learning Center Director for more information:

Penny Schuckman
Director, Dr. John Burke Learning Center

150 Stewart, Haysville, KS 67060
(316) 554-2331
pschuckman@usd261.com
usd261.com/LearningCenter

Out of District attendees are welcome to attend these sessions. There is a $50 fee for a half-day session and a $100 fee for a full day session. These charges are in addition to the $60 per credit hour for the Wichita State Graduate credit(s).

Haysville School District, USD 261: CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V, Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022)

COURSE LISTINGS SPRING 2022

January 12 – May 13, 2022

*Google Certification Bootcamp Level 2 (Amber Dougan) January 12

During this workshop, participants will become more familiar with G Suite and will have the skills necessary to pass the Google Educator Level 1 Certification Exam. We will start with learning how to register for the exam and the preparation materials that Google offers. Then we will go over the format of the exam. Participants will have hands on practice with the skills that are needed to pass the exam. You will leave ready to become a Google Level 1 Certified Educator!

 

*Math Instructional Strategies To Address Learning Loss For Elementary (Katie Perez) January 13

How do we address learning loss at a classroom level, and our competencies, and standards, and social-emotional needs, and... and... and... Let's come together! This workshop series is about great strategies to teach all the different learners in our classrooms. We will demystify the elementary math competencies, learning loss, standards and empower participants to know - You've got this!

 

*ELA Instructional Strategies To Address Learning Loss For Elementary (Katie Perez) January 18

How do we address learning loss at a classroom level, and our competencies, and standards, and social-emotional needs, and... and... and... Let's come together! This workshop series is about great strategies to teach all the different learners in our classrooms. We will demystify the elementary ELA competencies, learning loss, standards and empower participants to know - You've got this!

 

*PowerScheduler:  Getting Ready For The Next Master Schedule (Keven McDonald) January 19, 2022

PowerScheduler is the background program used within PowerSchool to make the Master Schedule for next year. There are certain needed steps that must happen for students to enroll, for classes to show, and for the overall building process. This workshop will go through not only the steps that we follow at Haysville West Middle School, but also will include discussion times to explain what you may do or have done in your building. Overall, this is for Secondary Level Staff who want to know how the build and load process takes place for reaching a full Master Schedule for the following school year. There should be plenty of time for questions, for actually hands on processing for what needs to be done, and time to work on the many pieces of the puzzle.

 

*Literacy First (Learning Facilitators) February 3

The major components of Literacy First will be covered including Academic Learning Time, Anatomy of a Lesson, Activating Prior Knowledge, Teacher Input, Student Active Participation, and Identifying Student Success. 

 

*Easy Websites With Google Sites (Amber Dougan) February 10, 2022 (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

Have you ever wanted to make a website for your class, but the thought of creating a website sounded too overwhelming? Google Sites to the rescue! Google Sites is super easy and quick to use. Plus, all of the Google tools integrate seamlessly! In this half-day workshop, you will learn the basics of creating with Google Sites, then you will have time to create!

 

*Power Up Google Classroom With Apps That Integrate (Amber Dougan) February 10, 2022 (12:30-3:30 p.m.)

One amazing thing about Google is how well it plays with others! Come take an indepth look at various applications that will improve student engagement, test for understanding, and provide differentiated instruction all while utilizing Google Classroom.

 

*Love & Logic For Parents (Linda Long) April 2, 2022

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!

Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Would you like to have more fun parenting?

  • How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?
  • How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?
  • How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?
  • Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?
  • How do I get them to stop spitting their peas and whining at dinner?
  • How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?
  • And many other day-to-day parenting challenges...

*Skills For Managing Anxiety & Cultivating Resilience (Brad Chapin) April 22, 2022

Participants will gain clarity by moving beyond vague advice on how to manage challenges to developing a clear, practical skill set. This will increase the participant’s ability to navigate challenges more successfully. Participants will grow and leave with a personal plan with emphasis in three areas of skill development:

Physical Regulation – A clear awareness of physical warning signs and master effective ways to promote a sense of emotional safety
Emotional Regulation – Identification, healthy expression, and empowering ownership of emotions
Cognitive Regulation – Identify and challenge unhealthy thinking patterns, encourage optimism, and how to get psychological needs met in healthy ways.

 

*Mandt Training (Angie Estelle) 1/13, 1/14, 1/19, 2/24, 3/22, 4/20, 5/4

The Mandt System is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating, and if necessary, intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others. The focus of The Mandt System is on building healthy relationships between all the stakeholders in human service settings in order to facilitate the development of an organizational culture that provides the emotional, psychological, and physical safety needed in order to teach new behaviors to replace the behaviors that are labeled “challenging”.

 

*Leadership Academy (Multiple District Administrators) 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 5/3

Leadership knowledge and skills are imperative at all levels of the district and community. This academy equips staff with the tools you need to be a Teacher Leader in our district!

 

Maize, USD 266

Maize, USD 266

Professional Learning Opportunities

OneMa1ze Professional Learning

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered at Maize Learning Center and are available to individuals outside of USD 266. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour. Please contact the Professional Learning Center Coordinator for more information:

Marcia Hersh
Learning Center Director
(316) 350-2003
mhersh@usd266.com
OneMa1ze Professional Learning Series

Maize Professional Leaning Series website: http://tinyurl.com/266-pls

Spring 2022 PLS Course Offerings

Sign up for one or many. Please note the graduate credit equivalencies. To receive credit, participants must complete enough courses to equal 1.0, or 0.5 for a half credit. Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in CAS 750K Effective Instructional Practices VIII, Summer 2022 Pre-session (May 23-June 3, 2022).

Maize District, USD 266: CAS 750K Effective Instructional Practices VIII, Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022)

0.25 Credits

Name: Autocrat for an Automated Work Flow (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Location: USD 266 Educational Support Center 905 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

Date(s): 4/7  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Audience: ALL

Description: Autocrat is a powerful Google Sheets add-on that allows you to take information stored in spreadsheets and easily convert it into customized Google Docs, PDFs, or even a slideshow. This session will provide detailed step-by-step instruction and repetitive hands-on practice, so you will leave feeling prepared to create your own custom documents, such as rubrics, conference notifications, certificates, and more. Whether you are a teacher, counselor, or administrator, the versatility of Autocrat makes it a tool that will enhance your workflow so you can free up time for more important tasks!

 

Name: Behavior: Taking Data, Interpretation, and Addressing the "Now What?" (0.25 credits)

Presenters: Megan Patterson

Location: Maize High School Lecture Hall  11600 W. 45th St. N., Maize, KS

Date(s): 3/29 & 4/5  5:00-6:30 p.m.

Audience: ALL

Description: This introductory-level course is designed to teach educators how to be purposeful in planning and taking  data regarding behavior. Then, once data is obtained, we will discuss how to display it and interpret it. Finally, we will briefly address ways to use behavior data to help improve outcomes for students (both general education and special education)

 

Name: Classcraft (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Courtney Stroh     

Location: USD 266 Educational Support Center 905 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

Date(s): 4/4  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Audience: ALL

Description: Make classroom management and learning a game!  Discover Classcraft, a digital tool that provides behavioral insight and motivational support for students and teachers to cooperate, participate, and grow in one empathetic learning environment.

 

Name: Get Interactive with ActivInspire (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Marcia Hersh        

Location: USD 266 Educational Outreach Center 201 Park St.  Maize, KS

Date(s): 1/28  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Audience: Anyone with a Promethean board

Description: Do the flipcharts you are using leave you less than inspired? Would you like to use your Promethean board more, but do not have the time or skills to make fancy presentations? In just one evening you will learn about the many tools in ActivInspire to quickly make interactive learning experiences for your students. You will get hands-on experience and they will love you for it!

 

Name: Google Sheets (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Laura Perrier

Location: Maize Intermediate School Rm. A123   12100 W. 45th St. N., Maize, KS

Date(s): 2/3 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Audience: ALL

Description: Google Sheets is a great, yet often under-utilized, product in Google Suite for Education. Check out some of these Google Sheets Tips for Teachers to get you started using Sheets!

 

Name: Google Slides (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Laura Perrier

Location: Maize Intermediate School Rm. A123   12100 W. 45th St. N., Maize, KS

Date(s): 2/10 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Audience: ALL

Description: I didn't know you can do that with Google Slides!  Come to this hands-on session to learn how to add a recording to a slide deck, add video/video clips and so much more.

 

Name: Impactful PLC (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Marney Hay

Location: USD 266 Educational Support Center 905 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

Date(s): 2/7  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Audience: ALL

Description:  PLC’s are a time for colleagues to engage in conversations about learning and discuss data and instructional strategies that enhance student growth. PLC+ is a tool that helps lead teachers to talk about practices and outcomes and strengthen teacher clarity. Using the PLC+ framework we will talk about how to make PLC’s impactful.  This will be a time to share, ask questions, and get clarification about the 5 essential questions, data collection and analysis, assessments and feedback, and any other topics related to PLC+. 

 

Name: IPS/Xello (0.25 credits)          

Presenter: Dr. Lindsay King

Location: Maize Career Academy   11700 W. 45th St. N.  Maize, KS

Date(s): 2/8 & 2/9   5:00-6:30 p.m.

Audience: 6-12

Description: In this course we will learn about Xello, which is where our students' Individual Plans of Study are housed. We will learn what components are parts of an IPS and how to navigate in Xello. We will also learn about how assessment and the continuum of work based learning are a part of a student's IPS and how educators can use Xello to assist students in planning for their futures.

 

Name: Skyward Online Assignments (0.25 credits)

Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Location: USD 266 Educational Support Center 905 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

Date(s): 3/1  5:00-8:00 p.m.

Audience: ALL Skyward Gradebook Users

Description: Did you know that Skyward has an assignment feature built in so you can create lessons and quizzes for students to complete in Student Access? And that it automatically posts the grades in your gradebook? In this session, participants will learn how to build assignments and assessments, utilize self-grading features, and discuss possible uses, such as common assessments.

 

0.5 Credits

Name: Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education Online Book Study

Presenters: Marney Hay & Marcia Hersh

Location: Online

Date(s): 1/18-3/11

Audience: ALL

Description: Teachers and students are increasingly facing issues of inequity related to diversity and social justice. Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

by Paul C. Gorski and Seema G. Pothini provides several case studies related to a variety of real issues. The authors provide a 7-point process for examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve such issues. Participants will find that the case studies provide a realistic portrayal of issues that arise in schools and classrooms and give teachers an opportunity to grapple with issues of equity, racial justice, and cultural competency. This book study is recommended for anyone who hopes to see schools giving every student an equal chance for success! ISBN-13:  978-0815375005

  

Name: Intermediate Sign Language (0.5 credits)

Presenters: Tasha Gilchrist, Bria Lehr, Holly Reibenspies

Location: Maize South Elementary  3404 N. Maize Rd. Wichita, KS

Date(s): 2/21, 2/28, & 3/7  5:00-7:00 p.m.

Audience: K-5

Description: This class will be a follow up to the ‘Beginning Sign Language'. It will include more extensive practice with signing for those that want more practice and want to build their receptive and expressive signing vocabulary.

 

Name: Lesson Design Pathways (0.5 credits)

Presenter: Darcie Lowry

Location: Online

Date(s): 3/11-5/6

Audience: ALL

Description: All of our undergraduate courses taught us teachers how to create great lesson plans, but have you ever thought about different pathways to teach the same lessons. This course is designed to teach you the basics of four different design pathways: Interdisciplinary, Intradisciplinary, Multidisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Design Pathways. You will compare and contrast these pathways, and create a lesson plan in your preferred pathway.

 

Name: Rethinking Grading: Making the most of the feedback process to engage our learners

Presenters: Megan Fowler & Robbye Herrington (0.5 credits)

Location: Maize South Middle School Rm. B104    3403 N. Tyler Rd., Wichita, KS

Date(s): 2/2 & 2/16   5:00-6:30

Audience: ALL

Description: When was the last time you thought about why you grade student work the way you do? In this course, we will rethink the way and the why of grading. We will dive into research about grades, discuss how students are motivated, and explore other strategies for giving feedback. This blended course will meet two times with additional reading and reflection.

 

1.0 Credit

Name: Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges Online Book Study

Presenter: Eric Nachtigal

Location: Online

Date(s): 1/18-5/4

Audience: ALL

Description: Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges, by Mona Delahooke, PhD.  Beyond Behaviors will provide you with the basis for a paradigm shift in understanding and supporting children with disruptive behaviors. You will learn concrete ways to help understand safety as the foundation for children's learning by working with, rather than against, natural brain functions to maximize learning potential. ISBN: 978-1683731191

 

Name: NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice Online Book Study

Presenter: Crystal Elliott

Location: Online

Date(s): 2/1-5/4

Audience: Early Childhood, Pre-K, K, 1

Description: Based on what the research says about child development, how children learn, and effective practices—as well as what professional experience tells the field about intentional teaching—Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8, 4th Edition provides a thorough discussion of the core considerations, principles, and guidelines that inform educators’ decision making. You’ll find extensive examples of effective approaches for teaching children across the early childhood spectrum as well as specific examples for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and children in the primary grades. We will discuss, problem solve and create new ideas to utilize best practices within our classrooms. ISBN:978-1-938113-95-6

 

Name: Kids These Days Online Book Study

Presenter: Betsy Lang

Location: Online

Date(s): 1/18-5/4

Audience: ALL

Description: "First, last, and in all ways, it comes down to connection" - in her book, Kids These Days: A Game Plan For (Re)Connecting With Those We Teach, Lead, & Love, Dr. Jody Carrington reminds us why we became educators and how we can continue to connect, teach, lead, and love those in our hallways, classrooms, offices, and buildings each day.               ISBN: 978-1948334211

 

Name: Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism Online Book Study

Presenter: Taylor Huelsman

Location: Online

Date(s): 1/18-5/4

Audience: ALL

Description: Essential reading for any parent, teacher, therapist, or caregiver of a person with autism: a groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world’s leading experts, who portrays autism not as a tragic disability, but as a unique way of being human. Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist of deficits, including difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. This perspective leads to therapies focused on ridding individuals of “autistic” symptoms. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant, an internationally renowned autism expert, offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don’t aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual’s experience and what underlies the behavior. Filled with humanity and wisdom, “Uniquely Human” offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that professionals will find uplifting and hopeful. ISBN: 978-1476776248

 

Valley Center, USD 262

Valley Center, USD 262

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Valley Center School District, USD 262 and are available to individuals outside of USD 262. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour.

Please contact the Valley Center Executive Director for more information:

Adelyn Soellner
Executive Director of Academic Affairs
Valley Center Schools
316-755-7000 ext. 1008
adelyn.soellner@usd262.net

 Cognitive Coaching sm Part A

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates:  Jan 24, Feb 15, Mar 9, 24

Audience: USD 262 Staff

 PD Description:  This seminar is for people who are looking to improve their communication with others.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn skills and maps for planning and reflecting. (This is days 1-4 of Cognitive Coaching.)

Candidates in Cognitive Coaching will request enrollment in Valley Center, USD 262, CAS 750D Effective Instructional Practices III, Summer 2022 Pre-session 1 (May 23-28, 2022).

 Adaptive Schools

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates: March 29, 30, April 26, May 10 (2022)

Audience: USD 262 Staff

PD Description:  This seminar is for people looking to work with groups and be a better group member.  Participants will have the opportunity for reflection and skill development in this interactive seminar.

Candidates in Adaptive Schools will request enrollment in Valley Center, USD 262, CAS 750C Adaptive Schools Seminar, Sum

Summer 2022 Courses

Buhler School District, USD 313

Buhler School District, USD 313

Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Buhler School District

For more information, please contact:

Erica Shook

Director of Ad Astra Virtual Academy

620-543-2258

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in - Buhler School District, USD 313: CAS 750G Effective Instructional Practices VI, Fall 2022 Pre-session 1 (August 8-13, 2022)

Play Attention! A Playful Mindset Meets Academic Content 

Presenter: Erica Shook
Date: June 15, 22, 29, July 6
Location: Virtual (Zoom) and Burkholder Administrative Center (final session only)
Audience: USD 313 PreK-12 Staff 
Course Description: Let play lead the way! A playful mindset is key to finding creative, resourceful ways of doing the things we need to do in life. And yet, in the past 50 years there has been a steep decline of free, self-directed play both in and out of school. "'In providing more structured activities outside of school, longer school days, and more rigorous curricula, we have raised children who are less prepared for a successful adulthood,'" says the author, Stephanie Parsons. In Play Attention!, we'll learn together how play can add value to what you are already doing in your PreK-12 classrooms. 

Credit Hours: 1

Catholic Dioceses of Wichita, KS

Catholic Dioceses Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through the Catholic Dioceses of Wichita, KS These sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour. For more information, please contact:

Brenda Kobler

Computer/Broadcasting/Business Teacher

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School | 8101 W Central |Wichita KS 67212

koblerbrenda@bcchs.org

Teacher 2 Teacher

All Wichita State Credit will occur in Fall 2022 pre-session. To receive credit, participants must complete enough courses to equal 1.0, or 0.5 for a half credit. Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in - Catholic Diocese: CAS 750D Effective Instructional Practices III, Fall 2022 Pre-session 1 (August 8-13, 2022).

  • 2 half-day sessions or 1 full day session = 0.5 credit hours
  • 4 half-day sessions or 2 full day sessions= 1.0 credit hours

June 13 8:30-11:30
Name of Course: Docs for All
Presenter: Valerie Rohlman
Date: June 13, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Google Docs is a powerful free tool for students and teachers to collaborate and create online documents. Participants will collaborate with each other to learn basic Word Processing tools and then delve deeper into more advanced features.

Name of Course: Demos and Labs in the Science Classroom
Presenter: Brooke Jackson
Date: June 13, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary/Middle Grades 5-8
Course Description: In this session, you will learn hands-on ways to engage your students in the science classroom. Knowing that students need to explore through hands-on phenomena, investigations, and experiments, this session focuses on demos and labs. From earth and space, to life and physical, we’re going to work on taking your classroom engagement to the next level.

Name of Course: Increasing Comprehension for Students with Learning Disabilities
Presenter: Ellen Awe
Date: June 13, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Grades PreK-5
Course Description: Students with learning differences often struggle with comprehending grade level text. This session will provide a myriad of strategies designed for supporting these students. Teachers will leave with ideas and tools to promote active engagement and deeper understanding of complex or difficult text.
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Name of Course: Up Your Game with Digital Badges
Presenter: Stephanie Banning
Date: June 13, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Use digital badges to reward students for learning, effort, behavior, skills, etc. and motivate them to strive for more! We will create digital badge images in Canva, publish them on the web with Google Drawing, and use a Flippity spreadsheet template to stay organized and share the badges on a published webpage. Once you set up your badge images and the criterion for each badge, the Flippity spreadsheet does all the work of tracking and publishing the badges for each student. If you come with your badge ideas and your laptop, you will leave with a system set up and ready to use! This could be used with any content at all grade levels. It would be great for teacher/staff PD as well! Please set up a Canva account and apply for the free Canva for Education upgrade ahead of time and bring your laptop.

June 13 12:30-3:30

Name of Course: Create a Google Site for Your Classroom
Presenter: Polly Giebler
Date: June 13, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: This class would cover the basics of setting up a google site for use in your classroom. Topics cover will include design basics and topography. See how you can create a website for both your students and parents with everything they need easily assessable. This would be a basic class for those who are comfortable in google apps but need help with google sites.

Name of Course: Kagan Activities and Resources
Presenter: Joyce Frederiksen
Date: June 13, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: This session will allow teachers to practice Kagan strategies and structures. Several resources will be shared including class building activities. Teachers will leave with a plethora of resources to use in their classrooms.

Name of Course: Increasing Comprehension for Students with Learning Disabilities
Presenter: Ellen Awe
Date: June 13, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
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Audience: Grades PreK-5
Course Description: Students with learning differences often struggle with comprehending grade level text. This session will provide a myriad of strategies designed for supporting these students. Teachers will leave with ideas and tools to promote active engagement and deeper understanding of complex or difficult text.

Name of Course: Developing Novel Units
Presenter: Anne Baker
Date: June 13, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle School 6-8
Course Description: Creating questions for middle school novels based on literary terms, connecting with characters/emotions, implementing vocabulary, culminating in a Socratic seminar. Attendees could bring a novel of their choice to create their own lesson plans.

June 14 8:30-11:30

Name of Course: 20+ Tech Tools
Presenter: Susie Klausmeyer
Date: June 14, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Come learn about a variety of technology tools from making your presentations interactive to extensions for Google Chrome to tools to increase productivity. You will get a chance to try them out and pick tools that you can take back to your classroom. Bring your laptop!

Name of Course: Design Rules for Teachers (& their PowerPoints)
Presenter: Elaine Robinson
Date: June 14, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Tips and tricks to make your presentations more visually appealing. We'll cover basic design rules like consistent spacing, proximity, hierarchy of sizes and font selection to free resources to make your presentations prettier....without much more effort. We'll also discuss how viewers interact with visuals, and basic Powerpoint and Google slides tools that will help make your presentations more professional and limit the distractions. Bring a computer!

Name of Course: Collaboration and Basic Differentiation in Math
Presenter: Michelle Pascal
Date: June 14, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
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Audience: Elementary Grades 3-6
Course Description: In this session, teachers will learn different ways to allow students to work together while teaching math to an entire class. Teachers will be shown a variety of strategies to effectively get students to collaborate and teach each other. The strategies will build in some natural differentiation. Strategies can be used when there is para/resource support and when there is not support. Middle school may find these activities helpful as well. Some strategies can be used in areas other than math.

Name of Course: Navigating Student Wellness, Mental Health & Substance Use in Teens
Presenter: Sarah Purcell
Date: June 14, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle/High School Grades 6-12
Course Description: Session will be an overview of the challenges that many students face in respect to mental health and how it affects their learning in the classroom. Also a brief description and lesson regarding commonly abused substances used by teenagers. Be able to spot warning signs and red flags for mental health afflictions and substance abuse. How to best help teenage students dealing with these challenges.

June 14 12:30-3:30

Name of Course: Build a Class Community with Google Classroom
Presenter: Valerie Rohlman
Date: June 14, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Google Classroom is a great place for students to keep all assignments, lessons and materials in one place as well as be a powerful class management tool. It helps students become more adept at working in a digital world. This class will take you through how to set up a class, post assignments or announcements, communicate with parents, grade projects, and a whole lot more.

Name of Course: Intro to Science & Nature for Early Childhood Teachers
Presenter: Jill VanWey
Date: June 14, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary Grades PreK-1 grade
Course Description: In my session, I will explain the importance of exposing early childhood learners to life science through nature. I will cover various topics that they could easily incorporate into their curriculum. My topics will be trees, birds, animals and their habitats and carefree time outdoors for littles.
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Name of Course: Experience Nature
Presenter: Donna Maus
Date: June 14, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle School Grades 6-8
Course Description: Biology textbooks and curricula often leave out the study of the natural world just outside the classroom, but it's absolutely essential both intellectually and spiritually! In this session, we will look at the incorporation of nature into your lesson plans in ways that are easily accessible, memorable, inspiring, and rewarding. We will cap it off with a look at Kansas Eco-meet, a wildlife competition offered by the KDWP&T.

Name of Course: Creating a Positive Environment for Learning
Presenter: Jeny Ayres
Date: June 14, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle School Grades 6-8
Course Description This session will focus on student strategies for creating a positive classroom environment. We will focus on easy classroom management techniques to minimize discipline issues. As well as working on affirmations, empathy, and building relationships with the students.

June 15 8:30-11:30
Name of Course: Phonics & Reading: How to Teach What I Wasn't Taught
Presenter: Allyson Deaver
Date: June 15, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: This session will take an in-depth focus on the 6 syllable types learning how to apply them in decoding unknown or higher level words. We will also focus on syllable division rules to be able to give teachers the knowledge of how to identify syllables and decode single and multisyllble words with the knowledge the resources to apply in their teaching. Application of these concepts will be practiced throughout the session. Resources will be provided for utilization in classrooms and MTSS application.

Name of Course: Meaningful Learning Stations for Pre-k - 2nd Grade
Presenter: Katie Weller
Date: June 15, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary Levels-PreK-2
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Course Description: This session would teach strategies and share resources for creating meaningful learning stations in the classroom. This class would use state standards to focus on ELA and Math skills with hands on activities and give students a deeper understanding of content. Teachers will be taught how to use each station by using the station with a small group and then given time to plan and differentiate according to their grade level.

Name of Course: Computer Science Beyond Basic Coding
Presenter: Valerie Rohlman
Date: June 15, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle/High School Grades 5-12
Course Description: How can I use Computer Science beyond just coding? Together we will explore the units in Code.org's Computer Science Discoveries curriculum. Two units we will focus on are Webpage development and coding using their Web Lab and the design process used to make interactive apps.

Name of Course: Coding and Digital Citizenship for K-5 Classroom Teachers
Presenter: Stephanie Banning
Date: June 15, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary K-6
Course Description: Is teaching computer science outside of your comfort zone? Are you interested in teaching digital citizenship, but you don't know where to start? Regardless of whether you have a technology teacher in your building, computer science concepts and especially digital citizenship can be taught by all teachers, but they may involve concepts you have never learned. This session will give you an opportunity to explore free resources for teaching coding and digital citizenship in grades K-5. Using code.org, you will experience several lessons as a student, view the recommended scope and sequence of lessons for your grade level, discuss basic vocabulary, and set up teacher accounts. We will examine the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship curriculum and share additional resources that may be used to teach computer science. Gaining the basic knowledge, resources, and confidence your need to teach computer science concepts in your classroom in the goal of this session!

June 15 12:30-3:30

Name of Course: PowerTeacher Training
Presenter: Karla Renteria
Date: June 15, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Getting the most out of PowerTeacher and PowerTeacher Pro. If you are new to PowerTeacher and PowerTeacher Pro or if you have been using it for years, there is something for everyone to learn. This will be good for traditional based grading and standards based grading.
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Name of Course: Digital Health and Wellness
Presenter: Stephanie Banning
Date: June 15, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: What is the impact of social media, video games and screen time on our youth? How is it affecting their mental health and their ability to learn? We will watch and discuss segments from Classroom 2.0, a documentary on the dangers of social media, including cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more. This class is intended to give you a better understanding of the health and wellness issues facing our youth in today's digital age and help you be a resource for your students and their families. Resources for teachers and parents will be provided.

Name of Course: Classroom Management and More
Presenter: Karla Kreutzer
Date: June 15, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary Levels-PreK-8
Course Description: What to do instead of screaming? A dynamic duo with 80 years’ experience wish to share strategies and organization ideas to help fellow teachers with discipline using Jim Fay techniques and common sense ideas. We also want to help with conferences, planning for the first weeks of school, and other ideas generated through the discussions of participants.

Name of Course: Kansas Math standards with manipulatives and games
Presenter: Nikki Erker
Date: June 15, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle School-6-8
Course Description: Learning the Kansas Math Standards for Middle School math can be tricky. This session would provide other resources and how to use math games and manipulatives to help students understand the concepts of Fractions, Pythagorean Theorem, Angles, Ratios, Integers and much more. Grades 4-5 could benefit too from this session.

June 16 8:30-11:30

Name of Course: Google Applied Digital Skills
Presenter: Susie Klausmeyer
Date: June 16, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Google has lessons for ELA, Math, and more. Learn about the Applied Digital Skills from Google.
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Name of Course: Veyon - Monitoring and Controlling Computers
Presenter: Matthew Ho
Date: June 16, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Veyon is a free software for monitoring and controlling computers across multiple platforms. Veyon supports teachers in teaching in digital learning environments, performing demonstrations all while controlling student stations. Learn how to share, lock, window split and many more features to use in class.

Name of Course: Phonics! It's Not Just for the Littles
Presenter: Kellie Hull
Date: June 16, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary Grades 3-6
Course Description: In this session, I would introduce teachers to resources, both free and print, that would support morphology instruction for students in intermediate grades and beyond. I would present multisensory, active lessons for older students emphasizing analysis and application of patterns and structures language. Resources from Florida's Center of Reading Research, KSDE, print sources and more will be shared and explored.

Name of Course: Grade 4-5-6 Social Studies and Science Projects
Presenter: Tammy Gipson
Date: June 16, 2022 8:30-11:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary Grade 5
Course Description: I would like to share ideas and projects to meet 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards. I will also have a variety of project based learning items and quests for 5th grade Social Studies. I hope the teachers will come away with ready to go lessons that they can implement.

June 16 12:30-3:30

Name of Course: Slide into Google
Presenter: Valerie Rohlman
Date: June 16, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: All levels-All levels include K-12
Course Description: Oh what fun you can have with Slides! So many ideas and options! During this class you will learn the basics as well as customizing your own backgrounds, content, linking other files, class collaboration projects, Integrating Google Draw, audio recordings - so many possibilities!
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Name of Course: Not Another Stick Figure
Presenter: Lisa Lang
Date: June 16, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Elementary Grades K-6
Course Description: Self Portraits are a key part of learning and personal development; helping children stand back and reflect upon who they are and how to represent themselves to the world. In this class we will explore a variety of ways to successfully teach portrait drawing without it having to be photo realistic, regardless of your own skill level! Participants will learn how to teach Kindergarten/2nd graders that drawing a person can involve more than a stick figure, progress to 3rd/4th grade level abstract portraits, and finish with 5th/6th grade level Lego Mini-figure inspired portraits.

Name of Course: Double-Down on Differentiation
Presenter: Greg Goertz
Date: June 16, 2022 12:30-3:30
Location: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Audience: Middle/High School Grade 6-12
Course Description: Come learn of so many great tools to use for teaching middle school students in all subjects. With the uniqueness of every learner, the need is great for us teachers to have a suitcase full of ideas to use in our classrooms to assist all learners.

Renwick School District

Renwick School District

Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Renwick School District and are available to individuals outside of USD 267. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour.

Please contact the Assistant Superintendent for more information:

Kati Thul
Assistant Superintendent
Renwick, USD 267
600 W. Rush, Andale, KS 67001
(316) 444-2165, Ext 2006
kati.thul@usd267.com

Professional development courses coming soon.

Valley Center, USD 262

Valley Center, USD 262

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Valley Center School District, USD 262 and are available to individuals outside of USD 262. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour.

Please contact the Valley Center Executive Director for more information:

Adelyn Soellner
Executive Director of Academic Affairs
Valley Center Schools
316-755-7000 ext. 1008
adelyn.soellner@usd262.net

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in – Valley Center, USD 262: CAS 750D Effective Instructional Practices III, Fall 2022 Pre-session 1 (August 8-13, 2022)

Cognitive Coaching sm Part B

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates: May 24, 27, Jun 1, 7

Audience: USD 262 Staff

PD Description: This seminar is for people who are looking to improve their communication with others. This is day 5-8 where participants will learn skills to help others resolve problems. Cognitive Coaching Part A (days 1-4) is a pre-requisite.

Fall 2022 Courses

Augusta School District, USD 402

Augusta School District, USD 402

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Augusta Public Schools, USD 402, for Augusta district teachers and staff. Each of session is offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $65/credit hour. Please contact the Professional Learning Center Coordinator for more information on how to register for the session and the WSU credit.

Casie Davis
cdavis@usd402.com

Augusta School District, USD 402: CAS 750A Effective Instructional Practice I: January 2023 (Spring 2023 pre-session)

Emotional Poverty in all Demographics” Book Study

Name of Presenter: Casie Davis

Location of Professional Development (PD) Session: Online/Google Classroom

Dates of PD Session: September 6 - December 5, 2022

Audience:  USD 402 Licensed and Classified Staff  and Surrounding District Licensed and Classified Staff

PD Description: Participants will read through and collaborate with others on the book Emotional Poverty in all Demographics by Ruby Payne which addresses anger, anxiety, and violence in the classroom with strategies and best practices that work in classrooms. Under-resourced students, wealthy students, and students in all demographics can benefit from calming and healing techniques Ruby Payne, author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty, shares this book.

  • Provides the understanding of the origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance
  • Gives a language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence
  • Provides tools for educators to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance
  • Helps educators manage the “classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the students
  • Provides the tools to motivate good behavior
  • Identifies the differences in male and female emotional processing

 

Valley Center, USD 262

Valley Center, USD 262

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Valley Center School District, USD 262 and are available to individuals outside of USD 262. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $65/credit hour.

Please contact the Valley Center Executive Director for more information:

Adelyn Soellner
Executive Director of Academic Affairs
Valley Center Schools
316-755-7000 ext. 1008
adelyn.soellner@usd262.net

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in – Valley Center, USD 262: CAS 750 C Adaptive Schools Seminar, Spring 2023 Pre-session 1

Adaptive Schools

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates: Sept 20, 21, Oct 4, 26 (2022)

Audience: USD 262 Staff

PD Description: This seminar is for people looking to work with groups and be a better group member. Participants will have the opportunity for reflection and skill development in this interactive seminar.

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in – Valley Center, USD 262: CAS 750E Effective Instructional Practices IV, Spring 2023 Pre-session 1

Cognitive Coaching sm Part A

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates: Nov 1, 2, 30, Dec 7

Audience: USD 262 Staff

PD Description: This seminar is for people who are looking to improve their communication with others.Participants will have the opportunity to learn skills and maps for planning and reflecting. (This is days 14 of Cognitive Coaching.)

 

Spring 2023 Courses

Valley Center, USD 262

Valley Center, USD 262

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Valley Center School District, USD 262 and are available to individuals outside of USD 262. Out of district attendees pay a small fee for attendance. In addition, each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $65/credit hour.

Please contact the Valley Center Executive Director for more information:

Adelyn Soellner
Executive Director of Academic Affairs
Valley Center Schools
316-755-7000 ext. 1008
adelyn.soellner@usd262.net

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in – Valley Center, USD 262: CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V, Summer 2023 Pre-session 1

Adaptive Schools

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates: Apr 3, 4, 18, May 8

Audience: USD 262 Staff

PD Description: This seminar is for people looking to work with groups and be a better group member. Participants will have the opportunity for reflection and skill development in this interactive seminar.

Enrollment for the completion of these professional development sessions will occur in – Valley Center, USD 262: CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V, Summer 2023 Pre-session 1

Cognitive Coaching sm Part B

Presenter: Adelyn Soellner

Location: VCIS Learning Lab

Dates: Jan 10, 28, Feb 7, 8 (2023)

Audience: USD 262 Staff

PD Description: PD Description: This seminar is for people who are looking to improve their communication with others. This is day 5-8 where participants will learn skills to help others resolve problems. Cognitive Coaching Part A (days 1-4) is a pre-requisite.