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    PBS, Limit Setting and & Second Step Strategies for Preschool to 3rd Grade

    The Second Step program is a holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning (Secondstep.org). Using a combination of Second Step's Early Learning program, Positive Behavior Support and limit setting techniques have positive results in classrooms (Secondstep.org). This session will review these strategies, supports, and concepts that are the most effective in Preschool and Kindergarten, but may be useful for first and second grade.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR 

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Laura Petillo

     

    Pediatric Feeding Disorders

    This introductory course will provide basic information on signs and symptoms of feeding disorders in children, as well as common therapeutic interventions and ideas for carryover in the school environment.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Special Education Teachers, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Cathleen Givney, M.S., CCC-SLP

     

    Speech Sound Development

    This introductory course will provide educators with basic information regarding speech sound development. Information will be provided to assist educators in identifying children with potential speech sound issues, and when to refer these children to a speech-language pathologist. Ideas for therapy carryover in the classroom will also be provided.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Special Education Teachers, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Cathleen Givney, M.S., CCC-SLP

     

    Integrating Music into Social Emotional Learning

    The NJ 2020 state standards have been aligned with the Arts Ed NJ Framework on the five social emotional competencies. This session will review information presented at the 2022 NJMEA conference on why and how to implement SEL into music education. Session includes engaging activities, question and answer, and examples of SEL embedded music lesson planning formats.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Elementary and Middle Level Music Teachers

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Laura Petillo

     

    Successful Literacy Strategies for Preschool: Insight & Experiences from Teaching in an Urban District

    Topics on letter identification, letter sound connections, letter writing, and quality literacy interactions reviewed as well as reflections on the literacy needs of children who face adverse childhood experiences (Jimenez et al., 2016). Literacy strategies, and content will be reviewed from two state approved early childhood curricula, the creative curriculum and Big Day PreK. Both of these curricula have been implemented in the Asbury Park Preschool Programs. Literacy strategies stem from a Vygotsky learn-through-play approach and a letter of the week system using direct instruction lessons.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Preschool and Prekindergarten Teachers

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Laura Petillo

     

    Powerful Interactions: Relationship Building Methods from the Work of Judy Jablon and Others

    Early Childhood educators are masters of powerful interactions; these are the relationship building techniques that allow PreK students to bond with their teachers. Besides PreK, these strategies may be effective for elementary grades as well. This session is designed to do two things: to review successful strategies, and methods as well as offer teachers a "Birds of a Feather"/Vertical Collaboration space to share their strategies for building positive student relationships which are preventative measures to diminishing classroom behavior problems.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop (during school day)

    Laura Petillo

     

    The Science of Reading: How do Child Study Team (CST) Members Effectively Support Classroom Teachers?

    As Child Study Team members, we are often tasked with consultation and collaboration with classroom teachers to support students with their acquisition of reading skills. This presentation will briefly discuss the science of reading as well as the five components of reading instruction as identified by the National Reading Panel (NRP). Participants will also learn about the important role that assessment plays in classroom instruction. Resources that can be readily utilized will be shared.

    Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Danielle M. Frith

     

    Dyslexia: The What, The How and the Why

    This presentation will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the NJ Dyslexia Handbook within the context of understanding indicators of dyslexia and how to assess these indicators. Misconceptions around dyslexia will be explored and possible social and emotional implications that impact our students with dyslexia. Resources will be provided.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Special Education Teachers, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Or

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Danielle M. Frith

     

    SEL & Project-Based Learning in the World Language Classroom

    Participants will learn how to implement SEL & Project Based Learning, in the classroom through different applications such as PearDeck and hands-on activities, all while meeting standards and students' needs in the classroom.

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides

    60-90 minute live webinar 

    Dr. Angello Villarreal

     

    Get Started with Blended Learning

    Construct an understanding of Blended Learning through an overview of the different instructional models including station rotation, whole group rotation, flipped learning, and beginning to individualize learning. Learn about applying the models to your classroom including group discussion on overcoming challenges with your students.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Teachers

    60-90 minute live webinar

       

    Create your Blended Learning Teacher Toolbox

    Let’s work together to answer the question: What does blended learning look like in my classroom? This session will focus on building your vision of blended learning for your classroom through collaborative discussion and a guided planning session. Together we will create a blended learning plan that looks at tools to enhance learning, classroom management and assessment.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.)

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    Combine this session with the Get Started with Blended Learning for a full 2-3 hr session

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Flipgrid and the 4 C's

    Think strategically about the tech tools you are choosing to use in your classroom by considering the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills. Plan with the 4 C’s in mind to help make your lesson effective and efficient. Let’s consider the use of Flipgrid in the classroom and how it can support your mission to effectively utilize tools.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Engage Students with Tech: Choice and Differentiation

    Discuss various approaches to student choice through classroom activities and differentiated instruction. We will identify different components of differentiation through the process of designing, implementing, and assessing activities. Of course, a variety of tools and resources will be provided to assist the diverse needs of students.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Managing the 6-12 Classroom with Stations

    Divide and conquer! With a variety of student readiness, interests and skills it is difficult to keep everyone doing the same thing all the time. Stations are a fantastic strategy to split your class into manageable parts while providing instruction. Let’s look at some station ideas for secondary classrooms and begin designing lessons and activities.

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop (during school day)

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Choosing Safe & Effective Tech Tools

    Are you seeing a lot of teachers raving about tools and applications all over the web? How do you know if those tools are appropriate for the students in your class? How do you know if they are FERPA or COPPA compliant? Let’s take a look at a checklist for choosing tools that includes tips for considering the safety, privacy, and features available for the effective use of tools in t he classroom.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Technology Directors, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Make Data Work For You: Introduction to Google Data Studio

    Google Data studio is the data visualization tool you didn’t know you needed. This tool connects with Google Sheets to turn your mundane data collection into data analysis on steroids. Let me introduce you to the tool and the jargon you need to get started on your own “data viz” journey. (Data Studio needs to be turned on by your Google Workspace domain administrator in order to create, share and manage dashboards. You will want to check that you have access prior to attending.)

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Business Administrators/Business Office Professionals, Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Technology Directors, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    This can be combined with the Instructional Coaching session for a longer session if needed

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Collect, Analyze & Actualize Instructional Coaching Goals with Google Data Studio

    Have you collected a bunch of instructional coaching data and feel like you need a better way to analyze it to make better informed decisions? It’s time you meet Google Data Studio. Let me share with you how our Instructional Technology Team tracks our efforts in a Google Form and develops a data dashboard, analyzes the data and uses the process to grow our impact throughout the district. (Data Studio needs to be turned on by your Google Workspace domain administrator in order to create, share and manage dashboards. You will want to check that you have access prior to attending.)

    Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Technology Directors, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    Can be combined with the Intro to Data studio for a longer session

    Cara Flodmand

     

    Childhood Trauma for the Classroom Teacher

    This presentation will help teachers to recognize the signs of trauma, making school a safe place, and developing a toolkit to respond to trauma in the classroom

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Susan Goldman, M.Ed

     

    Get a Grit! Moving Past the Trauma Toward Fostering Resiliency

    This presentation will help teachers and educators on how to help students

    build grit and resilience in the classroom.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Susan Goldman, M.Ed

     

    There is No Substitute to Being Prepared

    This program is geared towards supporting substitute teachers within the district, school buildings and the classroom.  Classroom teachers and other school personnel are major players in supporting substitute staff and are encouraged to attend along as well.  

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Susan Goldman, M.Ed

     

    Team Building and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

    This program engages employees to connect with colleagues and build stronger relationships in the workplace to create an ultimate work environment.  Conflict resolution goes hand in hand with building positive relationships so this presentation will also focus on  strategies, techniques and peaceful resolutions.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Susan Goldman, M.Ed

     

    Inquiry-Based STEM in Early Childhood

    This session will provide educators with training on how to meaningfully facilitate early STEM learning using developmentally appropriate practices. This will include specific training on how to utilize an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning, how to maximize early learners’ understanding of STEM and how to differentiate STEM for diverse students in both inclusive and self-contained learning environments. Six inquiry-based STEM learning activities will be outlined in detail and additional resources and strategies that support early STEM learning will be presented.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Gabriella Hall, Ed.D.

     

    Enhancing Early Literacy through Interactive Reading

    This session will provide educators with a comprehensive training on how to interactively engage young students during story time. A step-by-step process will outline how to facilitate interactive reading activities that enhance important literacy skills. Modeled storybook read-alouds will highlight strategies and techniques that can help spark student interest, maintain student attention and encourage active student participation.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Gabriella Hall, Ed.D.

     

    Facilitating Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

    This training will introduce and model developmentally appropriate social-emotional learning activities that can be taught individually and or woven together to create an entire wellness workshop. The demonstrated activities can be easily adapted based on grade level and will include mindful movements, creative expressions and community building exercises. The various activities will work on increasing students’ self-awareness, strengthening self-management skills, building social-awareness, enhancing peer relationships and supporting positive decision-making.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Gabriella Hall, Ed.D.

     

    Facilitating Faculty Wellness

    This training will introduce and model social-emotional learning activities that community leaders can use to enhance self-care and build meaningful school culture and positive school climate. The demonstrated activities can be taught individually and or woven together to create an entire wellness workshop that could be used during faculty meetings or any other community building events. The activities can easily be adapted to meet the needs of diverse educators and will include mindful movements, creative expressions and community building exercises.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Business Administrators/Business Office Professionals, Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Technology Directors, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Gabriella Hall, Ed.D.

     

    Multi-Sensory Instruction

    Students’ understanding of topics is expanded when teachers incorporate tactile, kinesthetic, visual, auditory, and sometimes olfactory elements into everyday lessons. In this session, participants will be provided with helpful tools, tricks, and opportunities to collaborate with one another on the topic of multi-sensory instruction.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Special Education Teachers

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Gabrielle Williams

     

    Utilizing Interactive Google Slides in the Classroom

    Using interactive Google Slides to introduce a lesson, complete center work, practice previously taught material, or problem solve together can be an effective way to engage students, target specific objectives, and enhance learning. In this session, participants will learn how to design or repurpose Google Slide activities for students to autonomously or collaboratively use in a classroom setting.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Special Education Teachers

    60-90 minute live webinar

    Gabrielle Williams

     

    On-the-Spot Assessment

    In this workshop, participants will explore how to effectively use formative assessment during class time in order to 1) provide targeted and actionable feedback to students 2) invite students to reflect on their own learning and 3) adjust teaching and learning when necessary.  We will also take a look at the role of questioning and discussion as it relates to formative assessment and will examine how our conversations with students can be used to maximize learning for teachers and students alike.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Designing Units That Foster Student Engagement

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to design units that engage students in big questions around social justice, human behavior and psychology, and world affairs.  Participants will spend the first portion of the workshop completely immersed as students in a station-driven unit sampler about the My Lai Massacre from the Vietnam War. The stations expose participants to best practices around analyzing texts, collaborating with peers, fostering student autonomy, differentiating instruction, and using critical thinking skills as a means of engagement.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    Full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Prove It! Teaching Students to Effectively Use Textual Evidence

    One of the most common concerns we hear in schools is that students do not know how to use textual evidence in their writing.  Why is this such a universal refrain? In this workshop, we will explore this question by examining effective practices for teaching this skill.  We will consider how the use of textual evidence fits into the larger picture of argumentative and analytical literacy while also exploring the granular approaches required for students to master this vital skill.  Participants will experience a sample lesson and will receive numerous instructional resources to bring back to their classrooms.

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Coaching and Evaluating Teachers

    In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for coaching and evaluating teachers.  We will explore what motivates and hinders teacher practice, identify the strengths and gaps of the teachers with whom we work , and identify how to bridge gaps and capitalize on strengths with expert coaching and high quality evaluations.  Participants will leave with a toolbox of strategies and approaches for coaching all types of learners, including beginning teachers, resistant teachers, and expert teachers.

    Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Leading Teams and Building Capacity

    In this workshop, participants will explore best practices for leading teams.  We’ll create a shared definition of leadership and consider what it looks like to build leadership capacity among staff.  Participants will rotate through several stations that have them 1) consider how to craft the scope and sequence for the teams they lead, 2) set team and student achievement goals, 3) review best practices for working with adult learners, and 4) how to manage aspects like overcoming resistance to crafting effective agendas.  Participants will leave with concrete next steps for working with their teams to improve student achievement.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Technology Directors,

    Full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Teaching Argumentative Literacy

    In this workshop, participants will explore best practices for teaching argumentative literacy skills.  Participants will engage in a sample lesson that models best practices for teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening for argumentative purposes.  The sample lesson also models an instructional design  that engage students, fuses the teaching of content with the teaching of skills, and fosters student autonomy and discussion.  Teachers will leave with a toolbox of instructional strategies to be used in their own classrooms. 

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education

    Full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Practical Strategies for Building a Data-Savvy Culture

    In this workshop, participants will examine a plethora of concrete, practical strategies for building communities that effectively utilize data to drive instruction and promote student success.  We will review best practices for data analysis at the classroom level, grade level, department level, and administrative level.  Participants will engage in mock inquiry using sample data and then have the opportunity to consider application and/or adaptation to their own teams and schools.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors,

    Full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Planning for Engagement -- Creating Units That Hook and Support Students

    In this interactive workshop, we will discuss best practices for unit planning.  We will consider 1) how to use backwards design to drive the learning plan portion of a unit plan 2) how to set up high-quality day-to-day tasks that engage students and focus in on key standards 3) how to create reference guides that support student achievement, and 4) how to present this material to students in an easy-to-manage format that fosters autonomy.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technolo

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Instructional Rounds

    In these workshops, the facilitator will collaborate with schools to identify a problem of practice. The facilitator will then craft a session that has participants explore the problem of practice and observe it through classroom visits.  Participants will debrief the classroom visits and identify next steps and areas for focus.  All sessions will be tailored to individual school needs. 

    Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    Full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Unit Planning

    Facilitator will work with teacher teams on developing unit plans using backwards design.  Teachers will create essential questions that hook students from the beginning, identify key standards and learning objectives, craft meaningful assessments, and then begin the work of designing the day-to-day instructional plan, complete with supports for all studen

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Emily Creveling

     

    Effective Strategies for Building Fluent Readers

    This session will help educators learn the importance of reading fluency and its effect on comprehension as students grow as readers. Teachers will leave this sessions prepared to confidently teach effective strategies for building fluent readers.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technology Specialists

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Lianne Lettera

     

    A Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy

    This session will introduce educators to a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading and writing. Educators will leave this session with a variety of research-based strategies and activities to implement an effective multi-sensory approach to their literacy instruction. 

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technology Specialists

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Lianne Lettera

     

    SAT Preparation Across the Curriculum

    The PSAT and SAT assess content and reasoning across multiple disciplines, not just ELA and Mathematics.  This session will take a look at the reasoning strategies needed for success on these assessments and how teachers in Science, Social Studies, ELA, and Mathematics can seamlessly infuse SAT-style reasoning into their courses.

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Technology Directors, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors, Child Study Team Members

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    John Kerrigan, Ed.D.

     

    Strategies for Cultivating AP Excellence

    This session focuses on evidence-based practices for boosting student achievement in Advanced Placement courses. Examples will be drawn from a variety of disciplines.

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    John Kerrigan, Ed.D.

     

    Low Floor, High Ceiling Activities for Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics

    This session focuses on ways to engage all students in learning high-quality mathematics. Participants will learn about how to implement free resources (Open Middle,  Jump Start Routines, Estimation Clipboards, etc.) across the K-12 continuum.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Business Administrators/Business Office Professionals, Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Technology Directors, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    John Kerrigan, Ed.D.

     

    Brain Hacks! Sharpening Executive Functioning Skills in the Classroom

    Executive functioning impacts student behavior, organization, attention, and retention of information. In this session, educators will learn how simple classroom strategies can support students in sharpening their executive functioning skills. Participants will be introduced to current research on brain-based learning. The presentation will also include a variety of digital resources to promote the skill that students need for continued success. 

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    2-3 hour in-person workshop

    OR

    full day in-person workshop

    Joanna Abramo, Ed.D.

     

    Cultural Literacy: Fostering Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

    In this session, educators will understand the principles of cultural literacy and strategies to support and promote cultural awareness in the classroom. Participants will learn to facilitate a culturally responsive environment, maintain high expectations for student performance, and promote inclusion throughout classroom activities and across the curriculum.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Instructional/Technology Specialists, Curriculum Directors/Supervisors

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Joanna Abramo, Ed.D.

     

    HIB Investigations 101

    This workshop will provide information on how to effectively conduct HIB investigations, from gathering facts, conducting interviews, collecting evidence and statements, and summarizing this process in a final investigation report. Information will include HIB acts that may trigger mandatory or discretionary police reporting requirements.

    Building administrators (Principals, VPS), HIB Coordinators and HIB Specialists

    60-90 minute live webinar

    OR

     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Patrick B. Kissane 

     

    Student Growth Objectives: Developing SGOs that are SMART and Intentional

    Participants will engage in an interactive SGO writing process that results in teachers drafting SMART student learning goals that align to both school and district goals. In order to support each school’s Annual School Plan, participants will learn about the importance of continuous data cycles around active monitoring that they can apply when evaluating their own SGOs throughout the school year. 

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), District administrators (superintendents, asst. superintendents, etc.), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors/Supervisor

     

    2-3 hour in-person workshop 


    OR


    Full day in-person workshop 

    Dana Kelly

     

    Infusing Effective SEL in your classroom

    During this session participants will learn about effective SEL practices as well as have the opportunity to participate in SEL activities that can be implemented in the classroom. 

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Teachers

     

    60-90 minute live webinar


    OR


     2-3 hour in-person workshop

    Pamela Greenhall

     

    Behavioral Interventions in a Tiered Intervention System

    During this interactive session participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences with tiered systems of support to address behavioral concerns.  After the discussion portion participants will learn about an effective tiered system to address behavioral needs.

    Elementary level teachers and support staff, Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS), Special Education Directors/Supervisors, Special Education Teachers, Child Study Team Members, School Counselors

     

    2-3 hour in-person workshop 


    OR


    Full day in-person workshop

     Pamela Greenhall  

    ESL? ELL? MLL? SIFE? What are the differences, and how to support students navigating the first months of school in the US

    As the student population continues to diversify, educators need to know the difference between these categories, and most importantly how to support students navigating the new culture.

    Secondary level teachers and support staff, Paraprofessionals/Classroom aides, Building administrators (Principals, VPS)

    60-90 minute live webinar

     

    Dr. Angello Villarreal