Wichita State's College of Applied Studies offers Professional Learning Courses (PLC) for educators looking to learn new skills and earn continuing education credit. These are for-credit 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 Professional Learning 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 2021 Courses

Candidates choosing to earn WSU graduate credit for their completion of professional development 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 January 1-May 10, 2021, will be enrolled in CAS 750B Effective Instructional Practices II during the May 2021 Pre-session (May 18-23)

Haysville Learning Center

Haysville Learning Center

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 Haysville Learning Center Director for more information:

Penny Schuckman
Learning Center Director
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).  One graduate credit requires attendance in two full day sessions or four half-day sessions.

 COURSE LISTINGS SPRING 2021

December 2 – May 6, 2021

Motivating Learners:  Applying Self-Determination To The Classroom (Deborah Hamm) December 2 & 3 (4-7 p.m.)

Participants will learn the basics about Self-Determination Theory and how this theory can be applied to maximize student engagement and motivation in your classroom.  Participants will learn about the basic premises of the Self-Determination Theory (SDT), intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, tools to measure motivation, and implications in the classroom environment for K-16.

Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation (Brad Chapin) December 5

Self-Regulation includes a set of insights and skills students need for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. Helping young people improve their Self-Regulation skills can help them to better handle anger issues, anxieties, impulsiveness, academic challenges, classroom behavior issues, self-esteem struggles, social troubles and more. The presenter will provide recommendations and strategies that you will be able to use with all students, and in particular with students who have behavioral and/or emotional self-control issues. The content of this seminar is consistent with the principles underlying the RTI/MTSS and Positive Behavior Supports movements. In this seminar you will learn how to apply step-by-step strategies/activities to teach young people how to increase Self-Regulation including: Cooling the Flame, My Warning Signs, Melting Freeze, You Can’t Make Me Laugh, Free Emotional Expression, Challenge Software Program, Defiance Trap.

Google Certification Bootcamp Level 2 (Amber Dougan) December 8 & 9 (4:30-7:30 p.m.)

During this workshop, participants will dive deeper into G Suite and will have the skills necessary to pass the Google Educator Level 2 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 one practice with the skills that are needed to pass the exam. You will leave ready to become a Google Level 2 Certified Educator!

Mandt Recertification (Sandra Beck) 12/11, 1/29, 2/12, 3/25, 4/25, 5/6

This is a refresher on the Mandt System which 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. All participants have previously completed the Mandt Initial Training. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Ella Baccus) January 12 & 13 (4-7 p.m.)

With one in five youth experiencing mental health and substance use problems, but less than one third of thenm accessing treatment, early intervention and support of young people experiencing emotional and substance use challenges is critical. Youth Mental Health First Aid © USA is an 8-hour in-person training program - like traditional First Aid or CPR - designed to give participants the skills to help adolescents age 12-18 who are developing a mental health proplem or experiencing an emotional crisis. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to warning signs and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling - rather, they learn to support a youth in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

 

Literacy First New Staff Training (District Learning Facilitators) January 28, February 11, 18, March 4

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. 

Behavior Supports That Work! (Linda Aldridge) February 1 & 2 VIRTUAL (4-7 p.m.)

Designed with an eye toward what works in the general education setting, participants emerge with tools ready for immediate implementation. The focus is on development of supports for the most challenging student in the class, the one for whom referral to the School Support Team may be under consideration. Disability/need for special education services are suspected, but first, general education initiatives (GEIs) must be tried. Factors explaining inappropriate behaviors are identified, supports are initiated, and data are kept regarding student response to supports. This learning experience is appropriate for administrators, general education teachers, and special education staff. Processes taught are effective at preschool, elementary, middle and high school levels.

 

Implementing Problem Based Learning In The Classroom (Deborah Hamm) February 18 & March 4 (4-7 p.m.)

Participants will learn the basics of implementing Problem/Project Based Learning in their classrooms. Discussions will center around the Gold Standard Project Based Learning Rubrics provided by the PBL Works and Buck Institute for Education. Session will focus on differentiating between project vs. Project/Problem Based Learning, process for creating effective PBL, assessing PBL, and insights/experiences to help with smooth implementation of PBL in your classroom.

 

Love & Logic For Parents (Linda Long) April 10

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!  You will get answers to the following questions:  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 can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?  How do I get them to stop spitting their peas and whining at dinner?

Leadercast (Multiple) May 5

For over 19 years, Leadercast has served more than 1 million leaders worldwide propelling them on their journey to becoming leaders worth following through leadership training events.  This event takes place in Atlanta, GA and is simulcast throughout the world. 

 

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

OneMa1ze Professional Learning Series Coordinator

mhersh@usd266.com

316-350-2003

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

CAS 750F Effective Instructional Practices V

Summer 2021 Pre-session*

 

         

 

Dates of PD Sessions: January 11 – May 7, 2021

Time:  varies by date                                               

Location:  USD 266 Educational Outreach Center (unless indicated below)                   

 

* Due to the specialized nature and timing of this program, participants will be enrolled at the end of the designated point of term and/or semester ((May 17-22, 2021) as applicable for the professional learning center where the graduate work is being completed. As a result, ALL enrollments are final. 

 

Credit Hours:  1 credit hour for taking the equivalent of four 3-hour courses (12 contact hours)                                                                 

Instructor: Marcia Hersh & others indicated in descriptions            Phone: 316-350-2003

Title:  Student Support Specialist – Instructional Technology    Email:  mhersh@usd266.com

PLS website: http://tinyurl.com/266-pls

 

NOTE: The Professional Learning Series is adhering to District and State social distancing guidelines. Face-to-face courses will be converted to remote sessions if it is deemed unsafe to hold them in person.

 

Course Description:

3 Hour Courses (0.25 credit)

2 Surprise Art Projects! (K-12 Self Care) (N)           Presenter: Darcie Lowry

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 4/6                                 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.           Location: Zoom
As Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Creating art increases the “feel good” neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine has been called the “motivation molecule.” It boosts drive, focus, and concentration. For this PLS course, you will be delivered (via interoffice mail or pick-up) a surprise kit containing two spring art projects! We will then meet via Zoom for instruction, time to create, and time to show off our work to each other! Note: This course is limited to 28 participants

 

127 uses for stickies! Okay, maybe not that many, but a lot! (N)

Presenters: Megan Fowler & Shelly Walston

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Wed., 2/10 & 2/24                                Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.    Location: Zoom

Stickies are transferable, sortable, removable, and disposable! They are great opportunities for feedback, summarization, tracking, graphing and so much more! Come collaborate with colleagues as we use brainstorm ways to incorporate this simple tool as a way to increase rigor and engagement.

 

Flipgrid (N)                                                      Presenter: Laura Wheeler

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 1/19                                        Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.                 Location: Zoom

Want to hear and see your students more during remote learning? Flipgrid is the answer! We will explore the ins and outs of Flipgrid.

 

 

 

 

 

Google Slides (N)                                            Presenter: Laura Wheeler

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s):        Mon., 1/25                         Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.          Location: Zoom

I didn't know you can do that with Google Slides! Come learn how to add a recording to a slide deck, add video/video clips and much more.

 

Learning Fun & GAMES (N)                            Presenter: Marcia Hersh

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 4/13                                        Time:  5:00-8:00 p.m.                 Location: Zoom

In this course we will explore several game applications, including Gimkit, Blooket, and Quizizz to increase engagement during lessons and add pizazz to your formative assessment.

 

Self Care Through Journaling (N)                  Presenter: Shelly Walston

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 1/12                                                    Time:  4:30-7:30 p.m.                            

Location: Maize South High 3701 N. Tyler Rd. Wichita KS

Feeling overwhelmed? Need to find a way to stay organized and practice self care at the same time? This class is for you! We'll explore how using a bullet journal can be a good way to incorporate daily mindfulness into your routine while also keeping organized. Suggested materials: Leuchtturm1917 or similar bullet journal, pens for writing, any stickers you like. (HINT: Michael's has a bunch of supplies AND you can ask for your teacher discount. 

 

You'll Flippity for Customized Learning Activities and Goals(N)     

Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 3/2                              Time:  5:00-8:00 p.m.                         Location: Zoom

Flippity is an incredible — and free — resource for teachers. It offers a brilliant collection of Google Sheets templates that allow you to create online flashcards and other activities for students. In this hands-on session, you will learn how to use Google sheets to create custom spelling lists, board games, progress indicators, word scrambles, typing tests and more!

 

6 Hour Courses (0.5 credit)

The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever - Book Study (N)

Presenters: Lisa Lajoie-Smith & Asha Stewart

 

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Jan. 18 - May 7                     ISBN: 978-1-989025-75-8                    Location: Online

Are you ready to say less, be curious and ask more? The book "The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever" by Michael Bungay Stanier (ISBN 978-1-989025-75-8) is all about putting habits into action and how to stay curious longer and to linger a little longer before rushing into action and slowing down a bit before giving advice.

*discuss the difference between Easy Change and Hard Change.

*tackle the thorny issue of how to change your behavior so you stay curious longer

*provides the tools to make you masterful at focus, and your conversations irresistible.

*introduces a new way of thinking about leadership that rests on curiosity and invites in empathy, mindfulness and humility

Lesson Design Pathways (R)                         Presenter: Darcie Lowry        

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Feb. 1 - March 31                            Location: Online

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.

 

12 Hour Courses (1.0 credit)

Am I Invisible?: Things I Wish Teachers Knew Book Study (N)

Presenter: Shelli Brown

Target Audience: ALL  Date(s): Feb. 15 - May 7    ISBN: Not yet Available         Location: ONLINE

I think you will LOVE this book. It is for educators who want to do better. This book is based on a child's view of school as a child on the autism spectrum. "The author Murphy Lynne, knows all too well the obstacles, challenges, inspiration and celebrations that she encountered along the way. Take this journey with her and come out a better teacher, parent and student who knows they aren't alone. " This book is written by a former Maize student and is a must read.

The Book Whisperer; Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child Book Study (R)

Presenter: Andrea Burnett

Target Audience: K-8

Date(s):           Jan. 18 - May 7                       ISBN: 978-0470372272             Location: ONLINE

Teachers will read and discuss "The Book Whisperer; Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child" written by Donalyn Miller. In this book, Miller, a 6th grade teacher, reveals the secrets of her unconventional instructional approach to reading. She promotes individual reading choice with a program for independent reading, which empowers her students to become lifelong readers. Throughout our book study, participants will complete reflective prompts and give ideas for implementation and engagement.

 

Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education Book Study (N)  Presenter: Betsy Lang

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s):           Jan. 18 - May 7                       ISBN: 978-1483307831             Location: ONLINE

In the midst of an unusual school year, think back to the reason you chose to be an educator. School is a place where both students and staff should feel safe, engaged, and productive. In Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education by Debbie Thompson Silver, Jack C. Berckemeyer , et al., you will learn the Five Principles of Deliberate Optimism to recharge your batteries, restore healthy interactions with colleagues and students, and create an optimistic classroom where you and your students will flourish. Through the use of humor, thought-provoking scenarios, and useful suggestions, this book is relatable to every educator.

 

Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches Book Study (N)

Presenter: Lenn Shipman

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s):           Jan. 18 - May 7                       ISBN: 978-0738285061             Location: ONLINE

Enjoy and comfort your time viewing sessions and reading a National Best Seller written by our favorite back-woods Kentucky school principal and intervention specialist, Gerry Brooks. Refresh yourselves as he delivers relatable humor about how great teachers and distinguished schools even have bad days. Use this course to excite collaboration within any group or grade level, PLC, or for self-enrichment to improve your school-wide climate.

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question Book Study (N)     Presenter: Andrea Shipman

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s):           Jan. 18 - May 7                       ISBN: 978-0399152337             Location: ONLINE

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life by John G. Miller is a great book for anyone wanting to improve their home and school life - and who is ready to shed negativity! When there are uncertain times and problems to solve, there can also be blame, victim thinking and complaining. This book study provides a timely and practical method for putting personal accountability into action daily. Focusing on solutions, we can ask the right type of question "What can I do to contribute?" instead of "Who dropped the ball?". You will discover easy to implement strategies to put in practice for ourselves -- and our students. The positive and proactive methods in this book will allow us to view things in a problem solving matter - and thus find success.

 

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

*Select appropriate strategies or practices for student lessons to provide optimal learning opportunities

*Identify and apply ways to differentiate learning in the classroom

*Effectively motivate students through the use of a variety of teaching strategies

*Communicate effective methods of monitoring student learning and growth

*Relate information and resources to the specific needs of their students

*Demonstrate and apply technology skills and resources in lessons for the success of all students

 

Textbook/Materials:  Participants are responsible for their own copy of book study books. Presenters for each course will provide all other materials.

 

Orion Education and Training

Orion Education and Training

Teacher Trek, Orion Education, Online Professional Development

Candidates choosing to earn WSU graduate credit for their completion of professional development courses online through Orion Education will enroll in the market based tuition course designated for that 5 week point of term. 

 First 5 weeks, Spring 2021, February 1-March 6, 2021, Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for PK-12 Educators I

 Second 5 weeks, Spring 2021, March 8 – April 10, 2021, Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for PK-12 Educators II

Third 5 weeks, Spring 2021, April 12-May 13, 2021, Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for PK-12 Educators III

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.  To enroll please go to this link:  https://emosewafisher.wixsite.com/teachertreks

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

Please contact the Orion Professional Learning Coordinator for more information:

Shannon Fisher

Orion, Online Training and Development Director

sfisher@orioneducation.org

main   (620) 584-3300

orioneducation.org

Teacher Trek Course Descriptions

PD Session Name: Xello

Name of Presenter: Lori Jensen

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: 6th-12th Grade Educators

Credit Hours- 1 Credit

Description: If your middle school or high school uses Xello to help students explore post-secondary choices, this course will help you learn how to better navigate the system. We will discuss practical activities to implement Xello and connect the student portfolio with your district’s Individual Plan of Study.

PD Session Name: Classroom Management for Excellent Teachers - The CHAMPS Model

Name of Presenter: Lori Jensen

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20; 6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

Credit Hour- 1 Credit

Description: During the course, participants will receive the first section of the CHAMPS training to review general positive behavior support strategies and to create behavior plans. All teachers want their students to be orderly, responsive, engaged, and motivated. According to the most current research on teacher effectiveness, putting a successful behavior management system in place is a sure way of achieving these goals. The CHAMPS program can help you get there!

PD Session Name: Cooperative Learning for Physical Education Teachers

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Cooperative Learning for Music Teachers

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Cooperative Learning for Grades 6-12

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: 6-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 setting.

PD Session Name: Cooperative Learning for Grades PreK-5

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-5 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 setting.

PD Session Name: Cartoons in the Classroom

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: A great way to liven up your lessons is to inject memes and cartoons into your classroom discussions. Using these types of graphics are 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.

PD Session Name: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 and Slides.

PD Session Name: Seesaw for PreK-8

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-8 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 communicate skills. 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.

PD Session Name: Getting Started with Google Classroom

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

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

PD Session Name: Instructional Design 101

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Lights! Camera! Action!: Classroom Video Resources

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Digital Collaboration Tools

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Teaching Digital Citizenship

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Making Formatives Fun

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: Student response systems can be used to assess student learning in fun and engaging ways. In this course, you will learn how to use resources such as Socrative, NearPod, Kahoot, ExitTicket, Poll Everywhere, Plickers to administer formative assessments and increase student engagement.

PD Session Name: Rethinking Assessment

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Project-Based Bootcamp

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: 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). Participants will participate in PBL activities in order to learn about the process of planning, designing, and implementing PBL in the classroom.

PD Session Name: Introduction to Design Thinking

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: If you are looking for outside-of-the-box strategies to enhance student learning, then this course is for you! You will learn how the design thinking framework can spark curiosity among students as they create, test, and re-create until they are satisfied with a public product.

PD Session Name: Introduction to Personalized Learning

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Teach Kids How to Code in Grades PreK-8

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-8 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Flipping Your Classroom

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Remote Teaching: Best Strategies, Practices, and Resources

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Getting the Most Out of Google Forms

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Getting Started with Google Sites

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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, as well as build your own!

PD Session Name: Google Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Creating Global Connections

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: During this course, participants will learn how to connect with classrooms, educators, and guest speakers from all over the world through the use of Skype, Google Hangouts, and other online tools. This course will provide you with resources to host Mystery Skype/Hangout and virtual field trip activities.

 

PD Session Name: Digital Communication Tools

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Tech Integration in the PE Classroom

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Music Tech Integration

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Fostering Critical Thinkers and Problem Solvers

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Classroom Management Strategies PreK-5

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

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

PD Session Name: Classroom Management Strategies 6-12

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

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

PD Session Name: Social Media for Educators

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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!

PD Session Name: Makerspaces and Genius Hour

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Introduction to Competency-Based Learning

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

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

PD Session Name: Gamifying the Classroom

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: During this workshop, 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.

PD Session Name: Tech Integration in the Art Classroom

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

 

PD Session Name: Project-Based Learning - Digging Deeper

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 workshop, 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.

PD Session Name: Digital Student Portfolios

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Personalized Learning: Digging Deeper

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: Now that you have background knowledge about personalized learning, it's time to dig a little deeper! During this workshop, 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.

 

PD Session Name: Chromebook Cruise

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: PBL Leadership

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Teacher Leaders and Administrators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 an schoolwide PBL implementation plan.

PD Session Name: I Have a Chromebook, Now What?

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours

Description: The Chromebook is an incredible 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.

PD Session Name: Student Engagement Strategies

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Learning Through Inquiry

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: Station Rotations

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

PD Session Name: PowerPointless

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: PreK-12 Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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.

 

PD Session Name: Literature Circles

Name of Presenter: Shannon Fisher

Location: Online

5-Week Course Dates: 2/1/20 - 3/7/20; 3/8/20 - 4/11/20; 4/12/20 - 5/16/20; 5/17/20 - 6/20/20;  6/21/20 - 7/25/20

Audience: 2nd-12th grade Educators

This course can be completed for 1 or 2 graduate credit hours. 

Description: 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 text.

 

 

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  

SPRING 2021 Courses

Each 1 credit hour = a total of 45 clock hours (seat hours, reflection, reading, application)

Spring 2021 Enrollment for PD completed will be through Wichita State University

Graduate Course:  CAS 750D Effective Instructional Practice III (May 17-22)

Course/PD Opportunity

Innovation Academy for Secondary Librarians/Media Specialists

Presenter

Michelle Adler, Rachel Meenen and Stacey Ryan

Dates

Course runs one full day monthly from September 2020 - April 2021

Time

9:00a-3:00p

Location

CAPS

Audience

Andover Secondary Librarians/Media Specialists

Credit Hours

3

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

Pathways to Reading

Presenter

Jill Lachenmayr

Dates

5 Days

(Sessions offered on Jan. 25-29, Feb. 8-12, April 5-9 and June 21-25)

Time

8:30-3:30

Location

Andover CAPS

Audience

Andover PK-2 Teachers

Credit Hours

3

Course Description

Pathways to Reading is a five-day training for primary teachers.  The primary focus is to guide teachers in their understanding and application of the five scientifically validated components of the reading process. The training is centered around the knowledge and skills needed by a teacher to teach beginning readers and provide reading instruction that both prevents and remediates reading difficulties.

Course/PD Opportunity

Personal and Authentic Book Study

Presenter

Micah Brown and Rachel Meenen

Dates

1/10-2/14

Time

Each week participants will have 4-5 hours of classwork that will be submitted via Google Classroom where facilitators will provide feedback. Participants will also participate in four Zoom meetings throughout the course.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover PK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

2

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

Teaching for Engagement and Impact

Presenter

Michelle Adler, Micah Brown, Rachel Meenen and Stacey Ryan

Dates

01/10-03/14

Time

Each week participants will have 3-4 hours of classwork and/or meetings. Work will be submitted via Google Classroom where the facilitator will provide feedback. 3 zoom meetings, 1 hour each, will be conducted throughout the semester.

Location

Online and Zoom Meetings

Audience

Andover PK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

3

Course Description

Working from the book The Distance Learning Playbook by Fisher, Frey, and Hattie (2020), participants will explore visible learning strategies - the strategies most likely to show impact in learning.  Recognizing the need for strong relationships first, the book will remind educators of the need to build community, whether on-site or online.  Then the book launches into various strategies proven to show impact and effect, strategies that can be  immediately used online but that are equally engaging when used in a traditional setting.  Helpful both now and in the months to come, participants will be reminded of what they can control as an educator: the relationships they create and nurture with students, the feedback that guides learning, the strategies that promote independent thinking and learning, and the careful yet efficient planning that promotes teacher efficacy and student motivation.

Course/PD Opportunity

Pick your own Professional Learning

Presenter

Micah Brown and Stacey Ryan

Dates

1/10-5/9

Time

Self Paced throughout semester - Participants will complete 12 one hour long modules via Frontline and complete reflection assignments after each module.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover PK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

This course is designed for PreK-12 teachers. Participants will drive their own professional learning by choosing 12 modules on Frontline that are of interest to them.They will complete the modules at their own pace with a Google Form follow up at the end of each module. Each participant will have a facilitator available to ask questions and provide feedback throughout their learning experience.

   

Course/PD Opportunity

Balance with Blended Learning: Partner with Your Students to Reimagine Learning and Reclaim Your Life

Presenter

Stacey Ryan

Dates

1/24-2/21 (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. Participants will also participate in a Zoom meeting to reflect and share ideas.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover PK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

In this book study, participants will reflect on their current practice in the blended learning environment. Teachers will use information from the book to enhance instruction & learning with their current students and gain new ideas to maximize the blended learning environment.

Course/PD Opportunity

Teacher Self-Care

Presenter

Michelle Adler

Dates

2/14-3/14

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 PK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1 credit hour

Course Description

With stress mounting, obligations increasing, and teaching responsibilities consuming the entire day, educators are recognizing the status quo can’t continue.  This course will help participants carve out and honor time for each responsibility, prioritize wants and needs as an educator, find moments for recharging and reflection, and set patterns that help teachers pour from a full(er) cup everyday.

Course/PD Opportunity

Andover EduCrate Subscription Box

Presenter

Michelle Adler, Micah Brown, Rachel Meenen and Stacey Ryan

Dates

03/21-04/25

Time

Each week participants will have 3 hours of classwork that will be submitted via Google Forms where facilitators will provide feedback and follow-up.

Location

Online

Audience

Andover PreK-12 Teachers

Credit Hours

1

Course Description

Participants will receive a personalized professional learning experience delivered in the form of a subscription box. In the subscription box participants will receive several pieces of information that fit their learning style and preferences. They will complete the course through a self-paced model with facilitator check-ins and a follow up to the entire course.

 

Renwick School District, USD 267

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

 

Course Name: Dare to Lead Book Study 

Name of presenter(s)/instructor: Paige Luna

Location of PD Session: online through Zoom

Dates of PD Session: January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, March 3rd, March 10th

Audience: all grade levels

Graduate Credit: 1 credit hour

 

Description: Dive into the Brene Brown book,  Dare to Lead

Buhler School District USD 313

Buhler School District

Professional Learning Opportunities

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Buhler School District and are available to individuals outside of USD 313. 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. Paul Erickson, Ed.D

Principal Union Valley

1-620-662-4891

perickson@usd313.org

 

Course Name: Visible Learning Part 1

Instructor: Paul Erickson 

Location: Burkholder Admin Center 

Dates: February 15th-March 15th 

Credits:1

Description: In this course, educators will explore research supported dynamics in education supported by John Hattie and Visible Learning. Educators will reflect on which dynamics have been, to date, particularly impactful on their individual practices as well as those for their districts as systems of learning. Educators will audit which factors are worth sustaining in their practice, which are worth parting with, and which are worth sustaining as best practices system-wide.  The end goal will be to create a profile of best practices that are worth adopting in their practice and for their district as a whole, recommending this profile to district leadership for establishing system-wide. 

 

Clearwater, USD 264

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:

Jason Crist

USD 264 - Clearwater Schools

K-12 Technology Facilitator

jcrist@usd264.org

 

Course Name: Remote Teaching & Tech - Video Conferencing Ideas, Collaborative Classroom Tools, Building a Virtual Classroom

Instructor: Jason Crist

Location: Online via Google Classroom

Dates: February 8-28

Credits: 1 Credit Hour

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

Description:   Remote Teaching & Tech encourages communication, collaborative learning, information sharing, creative expression, student engagement, and community building. This course guides educators in creating and integrating Remote Teaching Technology Tools in their classrooms. In conjunction with Google Drive, we will address advanced topics such as the use of Video Conferencing (Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams), Collaborative Remote Tools, Virtual Classrooms and more. Not only will we discuss how to use these tools to support collaboration and creativity, but also why.

 

Course Name: Podcasts in the Classroom

Instructor: Jason Crist

Location: Online via Google Classroom

Dates: March 29 - April 18

Credits: 1 Credit Hour

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

Description:   Podcasts in the Classroom encourages communication, collaborative learning, information sharing, creative expression, student engagement, and community building. This course guides educators in creating and integrating Podcasting in their classrooms. In conjunction with Google Drive, we will address topics such as finding curricular based podcasts, the consumption and creation of podcasts, audio editing, and more. Not only will we discuss how to use these tools to support collaboration and creativity, but also why.

 

Wichita State, Corbin Connect

These Professional Learning Opportunities are offered through Wichita State College of Applied Studies, Each of these sessions are offered for WSU graduate-level credit and cost $60/credit hour. For more information, please contact:

 

Dr. Deb Hamm

Co-Director Corbin Connect

deborah.hamm@wichita.edu

 

Course Name:  Adaptive Schools Seminar (CAS 750C)

Instructor: Dr. Deb Hamm

Location: Online

Dates: February 11 (4:30-6:30 Online), Application & Reflection February 12-28

Credits: 1

 

Description: In this session, participants will examine high functioning teams and learning communities through the lens of adaptivity. Conditions over the last year have required educators to adapt to different methods for teaching and facilitating learning. It has changed the way that educators work together. This overview will introduce adaptivity and concepts that support all members of the learning community in developing capacities as collaborators, inquirers, and leaders. The session will be offered in a virtual environment using Zoom.

 

Course Name:  Improving Classroom Management (CI 751AZ)

Instructor: Mr. Justin Kasel

Location: Online

Dates: March 3 (5:30-8:30 PM Online), Application & Reflection March 3-14

Credits: 1

Description: The goal of this course would be to provide both aspiring and veteran teachers with a tool kit of classroom management structures and techniques that they can pull from to create a positive learning environment where learning can take place.

 

Course Name:  Increasing Classroom Engagement (CI 751CW)

Instructor: Mr. Justin Kasel

Location: Online

Dates: April 7 (5:30-8:30 PM Online), Application & Reflection April 8-18

Credits: 1

Description:  Teachers who use engaging instructional techniques have proven time and time again to be more successful than their peers.  The goal of the course is to provide both aspiring and veteran teachers with a tool kit of total participation and engagement techniques that they can pull from to create a positive learning environment. 

 

Fall 2020 Courses

Candidates choosing to earn WSU graduate credit for their completion of professional development 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. For instance, candidates completing Maize PD August 1-December 22, 2020, will be enrolled in CAS 750E Effective Instructional Practices IV during the January 2021 Pre-session (January 4—16th).

Haysville Learning Center

Haysville Learning Center

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 Haysville Learning Center Director for more information:

Penny Schuckman
Learning Center Director
150 Stewart, Haysville, KS 67060
(316) 554-2331
pschuckman@usd261.com
usd261.com/LearningCenter

OTUS (Krista Pottier, Shenae Stein) Two August dates which have yet to be determined

This is the online learning platform we will be using so we will be exploring the features available to teachers, students, and parents. OTUS is also a data management system for student assessment scores.

Mimio Interactive Training (Krista Pottier) September 2

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to use the software or hardware. Even if you do not have a Mimio product yet, the software is a great instructional tool! The training agenda includes the following basic Mimio hardware & software functions:

  • Navigating the Mimio Studio software tools
  • Utilizing the Gallery and the Mimio Connect site
  • Use the screen capture feature for making instructional movies
  • Create your own dynamic lessons
  • Use the Mimio tools with other software applications and web sites.
Adult, Child & Infant CPR & AED Blended Certification (Beth Schutte) September 9 (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

Would you be prepared to help a student or staff member until emergency help arrived in the case of a medical emergency? This training will help you do just that and possibly save a life! At the end of the session you will have a 2 year certification for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR through the American Heart Association and be confident in using the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

Create Your Own Project-Based Learning Lessons (Amber Marshall) September 23

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is not a one size fits all type of lesson. The more unique they are to your students, the better engagement you will have. In this workshop, we will go over the basics of designing fun and powerful PBL lessons. You will be provided with a guide for design thinking as well as resources for each step of the PBL process. This will be a make it/take it type of workshop, so you will want to bring your standards or specific units that you can use to create a project-based learning experience for your students. There will be plenty of work time and collaboration with the hope that you will have a few lessons ready to go as well as a better understanding and ability to create more PBL experiences for your students in the future

Chronic Conditions (Lesley Thomas) September 30

Having students with chronic conditions in the classroom can be intimidating and cause stress for teachers and other school staff. The needs of children with chronic illness can be complex and continuous and includes both daily management and addressing potential emergencies. This workshop covers ways to help staff understand the special needs of students suffering from a chronic illness, how to recognize health events that may interfere with learning, and suggestions for appropriate interventions. In addition to other illnesses, conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, ADHD, asthma, and allergies will be discussed.

Leadership Academy – Teacher Leader Strand (Multiple Presenters) 9/22, 10/29, 11/24

Leadership knowledge and skills are imperative at all levels of the district and community. This academy will equip you with the tools you need to be a Classified Leader in your district!

Mandt Initial Training (Sandra Beck) 9/23, 9/24

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”.

Mandt Recertification (Sandra Beck) 9/15, 9/29, 10/16, 10/28, 11/17, 11/19, 12/11

This is a refresher on the Mandt System which 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. All participants have previously completed the Mandt Initial Training.

Google Certification Bootcamp Level 1 (Amber Dougan) October 7

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 one practice with the skills that are needed to pass the exam. You will leave ready to become a Google Level 1 Certified Educator!

Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation (Brad Chapin) October 9

Self-Regulation includes a set of insights and skills students need for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. Helping young people improve their Self-Regulation skills can help them to better handle anger issues, anxieties, impulsiveness, academic challenges, classroom behavior issues, self-esteem struggles, social troubles and more. The presenter will provide recommendations and strategies that you will be able to use with all students, and in particular with students who have behavioral and/or emotional self-control issues. The content of this seminar is consistent with the principles underlying the RTI/MTSS and Positive Behavior Supports movements. In this seminar you will learn how to apply step-by-step strategies/activities to teach young people how to increase Self-Regulation including: Cooling the Flame, My Warning Signs, Melting Freeze, You Can’t Make Me Laugh, Free Emotional Expression, Challenge Software Program, Defiance Trap.

Literacy First New Staff Training (District Learning Facilitators) 9/15, 10/01, 10/06, 10/27, 11/19, 12/09

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.

Creating Safe Spaces For LGBTQ Youth (Liz Hamor & Daniel English) October 28

Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth in School is a training designed for K-12 educators to explore how to create a safe, inclusive environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. During this highly interactive training participants will engage in activities that will help them come away with a better understanding of:

  • Definitions and relevant terminology to assist with communication about this topic
  • How to be a better ally to LGBT students
  • How to ensure your classroom and/or school is safe for LGBT students
  • Data about the issues LGBTQ Youth face
Tech Tools & Scaffolds To Support Other Language Learners In The Elementary School (Ashley Zoglmann) November 4

Help!!! My student doesn’t speak English (or not very well). This is the place to be. During this workshop, participants will learn about technology and scaffolds that will help support non-English and limited English speakers. We will cover family communication and apps that support language translation. Participants will also learn about Google extensions that support language learning to improve instruction in the classroom. Finally, we’ll address simple scaffolds that allow other language learners to access content and differentiation with the English Language Proficiency Standards. You will leave with strategies and tools you can use the next day in your classroom to help you meet the needs of English Language Learners.

Motivating Learners: Applying Self-Determination To The Classroom (Chris Wyant Replacement) November 17

Participants will learn the basics about Self-Determination Theory and how this theory can be applied to maximize student engagement and motivation in your classroom. Participants will learn about the basic premises of the Self-Determination Theory (SDT), intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation, tools to measure motivation, and implications in the classroom environment for K-16.

Google Certification Bootcamp Level 2 (Amber Dougan) November 18

During this workshop, participants will dive deeper into G Suite and will have the skills necessary to pass the Google Educator Level 2 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 one practice with the skills that are needed to pass the exam. You will leave ready to become a Google Level 2 Certified Educator!

Middle School Student Writing Skills (Jennifer Alexander) December 9

During this workshop, participants will gain some ideas and develop a writing plan to be used in the classroom. Come to the workshop with an idea of where you would like your grade level students to be by the end of the year and a list of units you would like to insert writing. The morning will be a review of the writing process and ways each of the steps can be utilized in any ELA unit. The afternoon will be spent developing presentations, worksheets, assignments, and procedures to use in the classroom. You will leave with materials appropriate for your grade level and ideas to help improve your students’ writing skills.

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

OneMa1ze Professional Learning Series Coordinator

mhersh@usd266.com

316-350-2003

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

Dates: September 28 - December 4, 2020

Time: varies by date

Location: USD 266 Educational Outreach Center (unless indicated below)

Credit Hours: 1 credit hour for taking the equivalent of four 3-hour courses (12 contact hours)

WSU Graduate Credit Course for completed professional development sessions at Maize Professional Learning:

CI 750E Effective Instructional Practices IV

Instructor: Marcia Hersh & others indicated in descriptions

Phone: 316-350-2003

Title: Student Support Specialist – Instructional Technology Email: mhersh@usd266.com

PLS website: http://tinyurl.com/266-pls

NOTE: The Professional Learning Series is adhering to District and State social distancing guidelines. Face-to-face courses will be converted to remote sessions if it is deemed unsafe to hold them in person.

Course Description:

3 Hour Courses (0.25 credit)

Bitmoji - Bit...What?? (N)

Presenters: Rachel Delzer & Laura Wheeler

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Thurs., 10/8 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Maize South High 3701 N. Tyler Rd. Wichita KS

Come learn how to create a Bitmoji, and then use it as part of the signature block for your email, add it to a slide deck, create a Bitmoji Classroom and so much more.

Executive Functions (N)

Presenter: Shelly Walston

Target Audience: 6-12

Date(s): Tues., 10/20 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Maize South High 3701 N. Tyler Rd. Wichita KS

Come to this session if you would like to learn more ways to help students plan, prioritize, and avoid procrastination. We'll look at the three prongs of EF: working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control, and we'll also discuss strategies for developing mini-lessons to help students improve their EF skills. You *will* leave this course with at least one ready-to-go lesson/activity.

Get Your Teach On! (R)

Presenters: Bailey Johanson & Tara Mitchell

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 10/20 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Maize Central Elementary Library 304 W. Academy Ave. Maize KS

Need a teacher pick-me-up? Looking for some of the most current RESEARCH BASED STRATEGIES that will light your classroom on fire? Join us for a morning of fun as we share what we learned at Get Your Teach On. You will spend the morning with us where we will share our tips, tricks, best practices, and teacher secrets to building a successful, ENGAGING, & RIGOROUS classroom. You will leave feeling EMPOWERED, motivated, and prepared to create dynamic lessons that will challenge your students and leave them hungry for more!

Human Health NOT Related to Diet or Exercise! (N)

Presenter: Darcie Lowry

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Thurs., 10/15 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Maize High School 11600 W. 45th, Maize KS

In this course we will learn a little about a variety of health related topics that are NOT diet or exercise. Some of the topics are: sleep, stress, air quality, nutrients and more! We will spend about 1 hour learning and 2 hours doing!

Nearpod (N)

Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 11/17 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Educational Outreach Center 201 S. Park Maize KS

Nearpod is a powerful lesson delivery system that maximizes student engagement. In this course, participants see a lesson in action, explore premade lessons, create a lesson, learn about delivery modes and walk away with tips for success!

Providing Feedback in the Remote Setting (N)

Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 11/10 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Educational Outreach Center 201 S. Park Maize KS

Every teacher knows the importance of providing feedback to students in the learning process. With remote learning, it is not as simple as having a one-on-one conference with students. In this course we will look at strategies and tools to utilize to make providing meaningful feedback a breeze.

Seesaw: Beyond the Basics (N)

Presenter: Christy Paul

Target Audience: PK-5

Date(s): Wed., 10/7 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Vermillion Elementary School 501 S. James Ave. Maize KS

Now that you know the Seesaw basics it's time to go above and beyond. In this session I will share some Seesaw tips and tricks. You will also learn more about communicating with parents, creating an activity, adding student links and fun text to your activities and more.

Self Care Through Journaling (N)

Presenter: Shelly Walston

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Tues., 10/13 Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Maize South High 3701 N. Tyler Rd. Wichita KS

Feeling overwhelmed? Need to find a way to stay organized and practice self care at the same time? This class is for you! We'll explore how using a bullet journal can be a good way to incorporate daily mindfulness into your routine while also keeping organized. Suggested materials: Leuchtturm1917 or similar bullet journal, pens for writing, any stickers you like. (HINT: Michael's has a bunch of supplies AND you can ask for your teacher discount.

Up the Engagement with EdPuzzle (R)

Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): 10/5-12/4 Time: Location: ONLINE

Video is a powerful tool for student learning. Learn how to utilize video with this application with your students to up their engagement. Whether using tried and true videos from the internet or making your own, incorporate these lessons into your curriculum to actively engage all students. This self-paced online course will help you to navigate EdPuzzle's website and create powerful video lessons using a video learning format.

6 Hour Courses (0.5 credit)

Beginning Sign Language in the Classroom (R)

Presenter: Holly Reibenspies

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Mon., 10/5, 10/12, & 10/19 Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Educational Outreach Center 201 S. Park Maize KS

Research shows that including sign language as a visual and tactile tool in the classroom helps improve spelling and vocabulary scores for children K-5. Sign language can make learning and teaching fun again! This course will include learning basic sign language skills that include vocabulary, signing rules, as well as how to use it in the classroom. Come learn to teach with your hands!

Gaming Concepts for Teachers "Leave No Teacher Behind" Session 1 (N)

Presenters: Kristy Custer & Mike Russell

Target Audience: 6-12, Administrators

Date(s): Tues., 10/6 & 10/13 Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Complete High School Maize 745 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

This course is for teachers and administrators who are interested in offering a gaming curriculum course during school hours and/or an after school esports program to create greater student engagement. We will address topics such as how to start an esports course, equipment needed for esports, recommended games, toxicity, college and career readiness, social emotional development and many others.

Want more gaming? Sign up for sessions 2 and 3!

Gaming Concepts for Teachers "Leave No Teacher Behind" Session 2 (N)

Presenters: Kristy Custer & Mike Russell

Target Audience: 6-12, Administrators

Date(s): Tues., 10/27 & 11/3 Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Complete High School Maize 745 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

Gaming Concepts for Teachers "Leave No Teacher Behind" Session 3 (N)

Presenters: Kristy Custer & Mike Russell

Target Audience: 6-12, Administrators

Date(s): Tues., 12/1 & 12/8 Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Complete High School Maize 745 Academy Ave. Maize, KS

12 Hour Courses (1.0 credit)

The 1% Solution for Work and Life Book Study (N)

Presenter: Shelli Brown

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Oct. 5 - Dec. 4 ISBN: 978-0976950622 Location: ONLINE

Course Objective: Need a boost? Is your motivation low? Are you overwhelmed with changes and the "new normal"? Well this book may be the answer.

The 1% Solution for Work and Life by Tom Connellan presents researched based strategies for introducing small changes in habits and outlook which can enhance the quality of your life and improve the chances of success in achieving personal and professional goals.

Content:

It's turning point time! --

The upside-down way to boost your motivation --

The physics of personal success: how to create a more powerful you --

Why practice doesn't make perfect, and what to do about it --

The 30-day formula that will change your life --

How not doing anything helps you get more done --

The circle is complete.

 

101 Games to Play Whilst Socially Distancing Book Study (N)

Presenter: Andrea Shipman

Target Audience: PreK-5

Date(s): Oct. 5 - Dec. 4 ISBN: 979-8649088305 Location: ONLINE

During this global pandemic, educators are being asked to engage with students and still maintain social distance. 101 Games to Play Whilst Socially Distancing: For Children Aged 3-7 by Martin Williams, targeted for preschool - 2nd grade educators (but ideas great for any grade level), utilizes many common games into social distancing games. Games are organized by 11 different areas and are very easy to implement. There is a mixture of math, phonics, physical education, listening, memory, and circle games. Students will be asked to implement one game from each of the 11 areas and respond to posts from other students for each area. All participants will be asked to write a short critique/reflection on the games they practiced.

 

The Distance Learning Playbook (N)

Presenters: Megan Fowler & Marney Hay

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Thurs. 10/1 Time: 5-6pm Zoom,

Thurs., 10/29 Time: 5-7pm TBD,

Thurs, 11/19 Time: 5-6pm Zoom

The Distance Learning Playbook, by Douglas B. Fisher, John Hattie, and Nancy Frey (ISBN: 9781071828922) takes what one already knows about effective teaching and learning in a face to face environment and applies it to the remote world. Join your colleagues as we all explore a resource that includes practical ideas to provide purposeful and intentional learning events for our students during remote learning. We will take ideas from the book and our experiences from the spring and fall and learn from each other. Our plan is to meet twice remotely, once face to face, with the remainder of the time devoted to reading and application. "

Math MTSS Pre-K-5 (N)

Presenter: Callie Harris

Target Audience: PreK-5

Date(s): Mon., 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, $ 11/23 Time: 5:00-8:00

Location: Rm. 203 Maize Elementary School 305 W. Jones Maize, KS

In this class, participants will learn how to use screener data to plan interventions for on, above and below level groups within their classrooms. We will discuss research based resources, create templates for planning and organize activities that can be used in their classrooms.

 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism Book Study (N)

Presenter: Kaylee Francis

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Oct. 5 - Dec. 4 ISBN: 978-0807047415 Location: ONLINE

Conversations about social justice and racial divides are prominent in today’s society. As an educator, it is important for us to be mindful and aware of the issues. This informative book study over White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo will allow teachers an opportunity to reflect and gain understanding. It will be at your own pace with discussion questions that will require a response posted in google classroom.

 

Why We Sleep Book Study (N)

Presenter: Lenn Shipman

Target Audience: ALL

Date(s): Oct. 5 - Dec. 4 ISBN: 978-1501144325 Location: ONLINE

For all teachers, "Why We Sleep" is an engaging book for our health and wellness. Written by Matthew Walker PhD, a leading expert in sleep science, students will learn the science of sleep and gain knowledge in the importance of sleep for not only their health, but the health of the students we teach. Students will be asked to utilize a private sleep log for class and implement strategies suggested for improving sleep. Google classroom will be used to engage students in reflection and discussion with participants.