K-2 FUNdamentals of Early Number Sense and Number Relationships - Virtual

Jun 16 to Jun 17 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Workshop Description (source of research): This session is based on the learning progressions focusing on number sense and number relationships from kindergarten to second grade. Participants will engage in developing a deeper understanding of this foundational content, how to build fluency from conceptual understanding within these standards, and how to make instructional decisions responsive to the needs of each student. Additional Information: This will be an interactive virtual session requiring participants to utilize various online tools during the PD. The session will be conducted via ZOOM and will require a webcam and microphone for active participation. An agenda including ZOOM links and additional information will be emailed prior to the beginning of the session. TESS Connections: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 3a, 3c, 3d, 3e, 4e

Virtual: Coding Block Resources

Jun 16 to Jun 17 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

You have been asked to teach the coding block. Do you need resources and projects to teach the standards? This two-day training will help coding block teachers go above the code and find activities, resources, and projects that will make the coding block exciting and fun. Note: If you need the basics of coding we strongly encourage you to also consider joining us for the Coding Block Professional Development.

Virtual: K-4 Deeper Dive Into Computer Science

Jun 16 to Jun 17 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Are you ready to further develop your computer science content knowledge? This two-day training puts participants on the path to better understand the K-4 Computer Science Standards. Come join us and actively participate in gaining a deeper understanding of various computer science concepts (e.g., computational thinking, data, data representation, and introductory-level, block-based coding) that will lead to a more concrete understanding of computer science in general and strengthen the participant’s ability to integrate those computer science concepts into the classroom. Note: Participants are expected to have entry-level CS knowledge such as that presented in the Introduction to Computer Science Professional Development

SoR Phonological Awareness - Virtual

Jun 16 to Jun 17 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This session will be from 9:00-12:00 each day. Training will focus on phonological awareness by discussing the phonological and phonemic continuums, examining the role of phonemic awareness in skilled reading, and applying the knowledge of phonological awareness to instruction. Articulation of both consonants and phonemes are taught through the use of a sound wall.

Oriental Composition with India Ink and Brush

Jun 17 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

While in class the teacher/student will draw an oriental composition and will create tint, tone, and shade with black India Ink and brush with 100 % accuracy. Teachers may bring colored ink if they feel the need.

Science of Reading: Content-Based Morphology

Jun 17 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Participants will: · Understand what makes a good word learner · Learn essential classroom practices for teaching and learning about the structure of words · Explain how syllabication and morphology/etymology instruction supports decoding, vocabulary development, and comprehension in each content area Note: This session qualifies for Science of Reading Pathway D. Audience: This professional development was written for content teachers in Grades 3-6. However, high school teachers are welcome to attend. Regular education and special education teachers are welcome.

6-8 FUNdamentals of Ratios & Proportional Reasoning - Virtual

Jun 17 to Jun 18 from 8:30 PM to 3:30 PM

This 2-day Virtual session is based on the learning progressions focusing on ratios and proportional reasoning from sixth to eighth grade. Participants will engage in developing a deeper understanding of this foundational content, how to build fluency from conceptual understanding within these standards, and how to make instructional decisions responsive to the needs of each student. The math content in this PD is aligned to the ACT Aspire, primarily the reporting categories of Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Modeling, and Justification and Explanation. Participants will be notified by email regarding the session time frame, supplies, online resources and Zoom links needed. It is recommended you have a Zoom account. Information on setting up a free Zoom account can be found at https://zoom.us/signin. Recommended devices for this training are desktop computers, laptops, and tablets. TESS 1a, 1b, 1c, 1e, 1f, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 4a, 4e

Revolutionize your 7-12 Classroom with Paul Andersen (from Bozeman Science & The Wonder of Science) - Virtual Session

Jun 18 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are the foundation of the AR K-12 Science Standards, represent the largest conceptual shift in teaching science in decades. The addition of design and an increased emphasis on the practices of science could revolutionize science education. However, this revolution will only occur if teachers understand the standards and make changes in their classrooms. In this workshop, Paul Andersen will guide you on a dynamic journey through the standards while giving you concrete examples that can transform your science classroom immediately. 3-Dimensional Scientific Inquiry The morning will focus on the classroom. Teachers will gain a better understanding of 3-Dimensional instruction as they engage in scientific inquiry around authentic phenomena. Teachers will experience the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices and the Crosscutting Concepts from the position of a student. Most importantly teachers attending will learn how to teach science by doing science. Performance Assessments and 3-Dimensional Planning The afternoon will focus on student evidence of learning. Teachers will view, screen, and improve exemplar performances assessments aligned to the new standards. Teachers will then use backward design to plan learning activities that will build to these assessments. Mini-lessons will be added as a tool for explicit instruction around conceptual thinking. Session will be virtual. Zoom links will be sent out with reminders closer to the session date. Teachers need to be able to attend both sessions. Seats are limited (25) and will go fast, so reserve your spot ASAP!

G.T. Stuff I Like

Jun 21 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Year after year, G.T. teachers add to their bag of tricks. Join AGATE’s 2021 Award of Excellence winner Patricia Hesse as she opens her bag of tricks and ideas accumulated over 33 years of working with G.T. students. G.T. STUFF I LIKE will include everything from units of study, K-1 enrichment, great online resources you didn't know you had to have, digital tools, Google classroom tricks --all kinds of things! Bring your sleeping bag ...this could take a while! Participants will be given a jump drive full of all kinds of stuff. After all, that's often where treasures are hidden.

Math Routines for K-5 - Virtual

Jun 21 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This professional development will help teachers to experience the joys and rewards of regularly using Math Routines in their classrooms. The focus of the routines will be Choral Counting, Counting Collections, and Number Talks as it paints a vision for how deeply and creatively children can engage with ideas of number and operations and mathematical sense-making through counting. You will learn how to use open-ending counting activities * to deepen children's number sense; * how counting activities can produce both social and academic benefits; * how teachers can engage with families to build on students' mathematical thinking; and * how to facilitate collaborative activities with multiple entry points and multiple ways to be successful. Research based on Choral Counting & Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK-5 Math Classroom by Megan Franke, Elham Kazemi, and Angela Chan Turrou and Number Talks by Sherri Parrish. NOTE: If you have the books, please have them with you.

Sensory Processing and Related Developmental Concepts

Jun 21 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

1) Neurological review of Sensory Processing 2) Detailed study of 3 primary sensory systems 3) Review differences in ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders 4) Pair Problem Behaviors w/ Sensory Solutions 5) Case Studies

Take the Lead with Technology

Jun 21 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn how to integrate free technology into your classroom. We will explore and demonstrate a variety of free technologies. We will also discuss ways to incorporate technology into activities, projects, and lessons for a 21st Century classroom. Join the webinar: https://eaststaff-org.zoom.us/j/84556382334?pwd=eDJtWUhGTjZhcUhqRklibHczRG93Zz09

Targeted Behavior Interventions

Jun 22 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This training is an introduction to Targeted Behavior Interventions. In this training, you will be introduced to the Student Intervention Matching (SIM) Form. The SIM Form is used for students identified as “at risk” and helps match the behaviors exhibited by the student to possible Tier II interventions. The interventions include School Home Note, Check-In Check-Out, Class Pass, Positive Peer Reporting, Behavior Contract, Self-Monitoring and Small Group Social Emotional Learning. Participants will learn how to complete and score the SIM Form, match the student needs to interventions and implement each of the interventions with fidelity.

Traumanomics: Crimes Against Children and Strategies to Deal With ACEs in the Classroom (Virtual Workshop)

Jun 24 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

A survivor turned educator, this workshop connects a gripping first-hand account of a 27 year old murder investigation with the effects of trauma on learning. Arkansas Therapist, Jordan Howard and Educator Kris Bertelsen share the effects of trauma on children along with resources and strategies to empower healing and resilience.

Basic Behavior Concepts

Jun 28 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Essential Classroom Management is an interactive training designed to help the general educator promote positive behaviors in the classroom. Participants will learn to define behavior expectations as well as establish rules and routines for the classroom. Specific strategies will address building relationships with students, increasing student engagement, and encouraging other positive behaviors in the classroom through class wide reinforcement systems. Strategies for responding to inappropriate behaviors will also be discussed. Each participant will create a classroom management plan. This training addresses High Leverage Practices (HLP) HLP #7: Establish a Consistent, Organized and Respectful Learning Environment; HLP #8: Provide Positive and Constructive Feedback to Guide Students’ Learning and Behavior; HLP #16: Use Explicit Instruction; and HLP #18: Use Strategies to Promote Active Student Engagement.

Best Practices in Distance Learning: Teaching for Engagement and Impact - Virtual

Jun 28 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

During the past year we were thrown into digital instruction with little time to consider what effective distance learning would look like. During this day we will investigate powerful practices for distance learning as suggested by John Hattie and others. The book The Distance Learning Playbook by D. Fisher, N, Frey, and J. Hattie is recommended, but not required. Tess: 1d, 3b

Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Jun 28 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Participants will learn how to use Webb’s DOK Levels to establish a trajectory of teaching and learning that will guide students to demonstrate their learning up to and beyond the DOK Ceiling of Assessment. Participants will deconstruct the learning expectations of academic standards to create a pathway to proficiency and a trajectory of teaching and learning that will encourage students to develop and demonstrate their learning up to and beyond the DOK Ceiling of Assessment set by the most cognitively demanding learning expectation of the standard.

Virtual: 5-8 Introduction to Computer Science

Jun 28 to Jun 29 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This entry-level two-day training focuses on the integration of computer science into the 5-8 classroom. Actively participate in the exploration of coding tools, unplugged activities, and online coding resources to make connections between STEM, Literacy, Music, and Computer Science. Join other teachers, leaders, and curriculum coordinators to engage in meaningful learning activities. Leave with resources including lesson ideas, projects, and a better understanding of how you can be an influential part of the Computer Science Initiative. Are you a superstar? Need even more? Join us for a code-heavy round 2 with our 5-8 Deeper Dive. Also, we encourage you to also consider joining the Coding Block PD focused solely on text-based coding.

K-2 Read Aloud Instruction - Virtual

Jun 28 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This workshop will focus on how to plan and deliver a read aloud lesson with vocabulary and address the top part of Scarborough’s Rope.

Virtual Field Trips

Jun 28 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We will explore several virtual field trips and tours to use in the classroom or with online students.