Program for January 30th - Systemic PD

Dr. Nicole Law

Educating English Learners by Design (@TFS)

presented by Dr. Nicole Law

Accelerating academic achievement of English Learners through the discovery of effective research-based practices for reaching and teaching English Learners to support, enhance, and enrich core instruction. Educators will gain knowledge on how to design lessons that focus on what ELs “Can Do” in order to implement practical strategies for teaching all content while strengthening ELs academic v...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Cafe Systemic PD
Jennifer Donovan

Googling in a Non-Google School (@TFN)

presented by Jennifer Donovan

Staff will be able to use Google tools to view/use shared items, collect student/parent data, create small and whole group student collaboration opportunities. (1a) Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiven...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North Room 102 Systemic PD
Teresa Lance Gloria Kijewski

Gradual Release (I Do & We Do) – Part I of II (@TFS)

presented by Teresa Lance, Gloria Kijewski

Ready to fine-tune your instruction and to gradually let your students take charge of their own learning? Then join us for the 2 part series as we dig deep into the process of gradual release by focusing on the ‘I Do and We Do’ components. Teachers will leave this session knowing strategies to teach students to listen, ask for clarification, respond to questions and effectively work with classm...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 235 Systemic PD
Dr. Dwayne Evans Omari Garrett Brian Rucinski Raymond Williams

Higher Order Questions/Instructional Framework (@TFN)

presented by Dr. Dwayne Evans, Omari Garrett, Brian Rucinski, Raymond Williams

Asking questions is natural and intuitive. Teachers ask questions from the start of a lesson until the end. This session will focus on the purpose of using higher order questions in the classroom. Teachers will differentiate between higher order questions and essential questions. Additionally, teachers will identify scaffolding techniques and develop at least two examples of how to use higher ...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North Room 213 Systemic PD
Angela Germeraad Shane Mosel

Inquiry Based Learning (@TFS)

presented by Angela Germeraad, Shane Mosel

To inquire means to question. This PD will demonstrate how to use inquiry to push students in developing their questioning and critical thinking skills in exploration of a topic. Inquiry is not restricted to science, and is applicable to any content area. Methods presented in this session are derived from those presented at the Golden Apple STEM/ Partners in Inquiry Workshop. At the end of the ...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 120 Systemic PD
Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

Multicultural Curriculum and Instructional View (@TFC)

presented by Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

This session goes multiple steps further in building on the working definition of Cultural Competency and Identification of Misinterpretations of Communications and Movements (Boykin, 1994; Neal, McCray, Webb-Johnson, & Bridgest, 2003). Participants will be able to see their space from a multicultural world view, highlighting specific instructional strategies and curriculum approaches to disman...


2:15 - 3:30 C.A.T. Community Room Systemic PD
Becky Szuba Verneisha Gair

The Writing on the Wall: How Objectives Guide Students and Teachers in the Learning Process (@TFS)

presented by Becky Szuba, Verneisha Gair

In this hands-on, interactive session, teachers will explore in more detail the District Instructional Absolute- Objectives. Teachers will make connections between standards, objectives, and the tasks that students perform during the hour. Emphasis will be placed on the “what” and the “how” of objective writing. Teachers should come prepared with an upcoming lesson that will be taught. This ...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 221 Systemic PD
Maria Chavez

Understanding Behavior: Through Which Lens Do We Examine and Respond to Behavior? (@TFN)

presented by Maria Chavez

This session will provide a basic understanding of theories used to evaluate behaviors observed in the classroom and beyond. Theories discussed will be: Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian, and Internal Family Systems with an emphasis on Trauma Informed Care (TIC). TIC is an approach aimed at understanding the impact the symptoms of trauma have on learning. The goal of this ses...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North LRC – Smart Lab Systemic PD
Linda B. Pincham, Ed.D.

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction (@TFS)

presented by Linda B. Pincham, Ed.D.

As teachers, we are constantly thinking of ways to produce assessments that create authentic interactions with content and other learners. Web 2.0 tools create excellent opportunities for teachers to create both formative and summative assessments. Students are able to solve real-world problems and collaborate with peers. Web 2.0 tools can help teachers monitor whether or not their students a...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Lab 512 Systemic PD