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Professional development ON DEMAND! Check out online and on-your-own time trainings!

 

Looking for some professional development options that you can take on your own time?  Missed an earlier session this spring or want to take a second look at it?  

Here's a list of workshops that are available from online sources, including recordings of some of our own recent Zoom sessions -- that you can view at any time.  Unless noted otherwise, clock hours are not currently available for viewing the recorded sessions.  (Also, check the current list of upcoming live Zoom events here.)  
 

Climate Science 2.0: Analyzing and Interpreting Data  —  In this Canvas course, attendees will learn a protocol for organizing and interpreting data through tabulating, graphing, and statistical analysis.  In the context of this training, the protocol will be applied to a climate science topic.  The course focuses on the practice “Analyzing and Interpreting Data” within the dimension “Science and Engineering Practices" for NGSS alignment.  This online offering will remain open through June 30 at 5 p.m.
For:  K-12 teachers
Approximate length:  6-10 hours
Click here to register.   (6 STEM clock hours available)


Climate Science: Engaging in Argument from Evidence for K-5 Teachers  —  This course from OSPI is designed to support teacher-centered discussions toward a student-centered and whole-class discourse, and leveraging climate science as a way to conduct this discourse, and deepen understandings o the Next Generation Science Standards' science and engineering practice of engaging in argument from evidence.  Registration ends June 1 at 10 p.m.
For:  K-5 teachers
Click here to register.  (6 STEM clock hours available)


♦ Crafting Three-Dimensional Formative Assessment Items
 — The modules and lessons in this Canvas course are adapted from the "Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education: Resource D" developed by Phil Bell and Deb Morrison.  Participants build their 3D assessment design capacity by following a step-by-step process using supporting tools to design formative assessment items.  The approaches learned in this course can be used with any science curricula, at any grade level, and across all domains of science and engineering.  This online course will remain open though June 30 at 5 p.m.
Approximate length:  3 hours
Click here to register.  (3 STEM clock hours available)
 

eVAL 2.0  —  ESD 105 Instructional Improvement coordinator Darcie Jamieson shows  teachers how to access the web-based eVAL system and enter growth goals into it. Teachers will also learn how to save attachments and artifacts.  This session examines both the administrative and teacher side of the program inorder to show how the two sides interact over the course of the year.
For:  All teachers in school districts that use the eVAL tool
Approximate length:  1 hour, 45 minutes
Click here to view. 


Google Docs Overview  —  ESD 105 Instructional Improvement coordinator Darcie Jamieson offers this introduction to Google Docs that includes linking websites, creating tables, inserting pictures, and oher features to help create interactive documents.
For:  All educators
Approximate length:  1 hour (Recorded 3/30/2020)
Click here to view.  LINK WILL CLOSE ON MAY 31.


Google Forms Overview  
—  ESD 105 Instructional Improvement coordinator Darcie Jamieson shows tips and tricks to use Google Forms in the classroom and for remote learning.
For:  All educators
Approximate length:  1 hour (Recorded 4/2/2020)
Click here to view.  LINK WILL CLOSE ON MAY 31.

Google Slides Overview — ESD 105 Instructional Improvement coordinator Darcie Jamieson shares tips and tricks in using Google Slides in the classroom and for remote learning.
For:  All school staff members
Approximate length:  1 hour (Recorded 3/31/2020)
Click here to view.  LINK WILL CLOSE ON MAY 31.


♦ Next Generation Science Standards: Introducing the Three Dimensions  —  In this Canvas course, attendees will learn how to deconstruct the complexity of the NGSS in order to focus the components closer to instruction and to better understand the standards themselves.  Participants will increase their skills in working with NGSS's dimensions of science and engineering practices, cross-cutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.
For:  PreK-12th grade teachers, science educators, and administrators
Approximate length:  6 hours
Click here to register.   (6 STEM clock hours available)  NOTE:  Registration and completion of the course is open through Monday, May 25.


♦ Standards Gradebook
 —
Mary Rosenboom from our Student Records team shows tips and tricks in using the Standards Gradebook software.  This session covers basics such as displays, online assessments, message center, and reports.
For:  K-12 teachers who use Skyward Standards-based Grading/Gradebook
Approximate length:  2 hours (Recorded 4/3/2020)
Click here to view.  

♦ Supporting Motor Skills in the Classroom — Cara Nippert delves into practical tips and strategies for helping students with motor delays.  Among the topics covered:  typical motor development, supporting posture, selecting pencil grips, adapted scissors and paper, and strategies for pencil pressure, spacing, reversals, and line adherence.    
For:  Preschool to middle school teachers
Approximate length:  80 minutes (Recorded 4/15/2020)
Click here to view.


SWIS (School-Wide Information System) & Data-Based Decision Making  
—  Brandon Riddle from our School Climate Improvement program provides an introduction to SWIS -- a tool for data-based decision making -- and explains how it can be applied to make a positive impact at your school.
For:  K-12 staff members
Approximate length:  1 hour (Recorded 3/30/2020)
Click here to view.

Using Google Apps to Deliver Remote Instruction  — ESD 105 Instructional Improvement coordinator Darcie Jamieson demonstrates the best practices in delivering remote instruction using Google Applications, including Google Docs, Google Forms, and Google Slides.  Learn about designing lessons that can be presented electronically, some embedding options for self-directed learning, and how to provide differentiation.    
For:  All educators
Approximate length:  2 hours (Recorded 5/4/2020)
Click here to view.  
LINK WILL CLOSE ON MAY 31.

♦ WaKIDS 101  — OSPI is offering several options for this training that is required for all new kindergarten teachers.  Sections options are July 1-15 (registration ends June 17), July 15-31 (registration ends July 1), August 1-15 (registration ends July 18), and August 16-31 (registration ends August 3). 
For:  Kindergarten teachers who have not yet taken WaKIDS training
Fee:  Free
Click here for details and registration options from OSPI's web page.  (14 clock hours available.)

Writing Revolution Overview — Darcie Jamieson introduces strategies taken from the Writing Revolution philosophy of teaching writing.  Teachers will learn sentence and paragraph writing strategies that can be implemented at many grades in any curriculum.
For:  
Teachers
Approximate length:  2 hours (Recorded 4/21/2020)
Click here to view.  LINK WILL CLOSE ON MAY 31.