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Below in our Upcoming Events, you'll find a variety of Professional Learning opportunities designed to enhance your growth. You'll also find information about upcoming events, hearings and other forums for you to make your voice heard on the issues that impact your success in the classroom.

We hope to see you soon!

  • PRAXIS | Math Support Class

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 09:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL (Self-paced, Online)

    Are you worried about the math Praxis exam, or struggling to pass?  The CSM Course uses next-generation personalized learning technology to build math skills and is particularly oriented towards people with math anxiety. Stanford Research Institute named it #1 in math gains against ALEKS (McGraw-Hill) and MyFoundationsLab (Pearson).

    You can take the CSM Course for FREE this summer with a personal coach as part of a pilot with the American Federation of Teachers. The CSM Course is self-paced and online, and usually takes only 15-60 hours to complete. You can work on it as intensely as you want, and fit it around any other commitments you have.

    Please register for the program here, or email Caroline Leach ([email protected]) with any questions.

  • Integration of Computer Technology (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Julian King

                Dates: June 28-July 1; 10am-6pm

    This course will focus on the research and instructional practices of educators (Pre-K-12) utilizing educational technology. It will provide participants with an opportunity to implement best practices using current educational technology. Participants will create technology experiences to implement engaging and differentiated blended instruction, learning, and assessment in their classrooms. Participants will examine, analyze, and discuss the impact of educational technology has on student learning, engagement, and creativity in the classroom. Participants will create online teaching and assessment resources, interactive learning experiences, a flipped classroom experience, an online lesson, project-based learning, a grant for educational technology, a classroom technology integration plan. The culminating project will be a website that will be shared with school staff. The technology to be included but not limited to is, Google Apps & Classroom, Microsoft Office 365, Canvas LMS, Video Creation, Website Authoring, and Augmented Reality (AR). The course content is aligned to the ISTE Standards for Educators and support the DCPS Essential Practices.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

  • Reading Comprehension Instruction (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Eulyn Thomas

    Dates: June 28-July 1; 10am-6pm.

    This course focuses on the research and instructional practices that help students acquire strong reading comprehension skills. It provides participants with research on comprehension instruction and vocabulary development. Participants examine, discuss and evaluate the application of a wide range of instructional strategies for teaching comprehension skills to use with both narrative and expository text and subject matter textbooks. It also demonstrates how students can monitor their own reading progress and apply appropriate strategies when comprehension is not achieved.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

  • Section 2: Social and Emotional Learning (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through July 01, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Dr. Persephone Brown

    Dates: June 28-July 1; 10am-6pm

    Are you looking for ways to assist your students in managing their emotions, building positive relationships with others and making responsible decisions? In this mini-course, participants will identify and share developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies that foster students’ social and emotional growth. In addition, we will examine best practices for creating and cultivating a positive beginning of the school year. This course is based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework.

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s.

  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM through June 30, 2022
    VIRTUAL

    Series #1 RSVP – Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30 @ 10am-2pm

    Instructor: Dr. Casey Collins

    Research suggests that students from diverse cultures may need to be engaged differently in ways that support their self-efficacy, esteem and their learning. In this 2-part session, we will establish the connection between culture and learning, and explore research-based strategies, such as cultural competency, high expectations and critical consciousness.

    These are two identical sessions. Participants will receive 8 PLU’s.

  • Instructional Media Design and Production

    Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    VIRTUAL

    Instructor: Sherri Jones

    Delivery method Virtual Asynchronous - 9-5PM

    Dates: July 5th-August 5th

    Asynchronous via Google Classroom (or other online learning management system)

    Course Description: School librarians support instruction by engaging students and collaborating with teaching partners in a variety of digital and educational media resources. This course will provide participants with an intensive review and skills development for the strategies that can be used for producing multimedia and digital products that support learning as part of the school library program. The class is all virtual with no fixed class meetings. There will be three optional class meetings that students may attend or watch the recorded video later and complete a rubric as part of the project showcase.  

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

     

  • The Hispanic Culture and Spanish Language I (VIRTUAL)

    Saturday, July 09, 2022 at 09:00 AM through August 06, 2022
    Virtual

    Instructor: Louis Blount

    Dates: July 9th (9am-1pm); 16th (9am-1pm); 23rd (9am-1pm); (July 26th OR Aug. 2- 6:30pm- 9pm); Aug. 6th (9am-1pm)

    In this course, emphasis is on oral conversation (listening and speaking skills) and basic Spanish literacy. An effort is made to give participants practice in using vocabulary and grammatical structures that will immediately be helpful in communicating and appreciating the culture of Spanish-speaking members in their school communities.

    (To accommodate some summer travel, students will have the option of selecting which Tuesday class to attend. Student must attend at least one of the Tuesday classes to receive full credit. A Tuesday class cannot substitute a Saturday class)

    Participants may earn 45 PLU’s or 3 graduate credits from Trinity University.

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