Program for March 27th - Systemic PD

Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

Building Collective Efficacy and Trust as Mediating Factors (@CAT)

presented by Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

This session is the final installment of the series where participants will begin to take advantage of their cultural competence and apply it to every unique situation. This session is all about Efficacy (Bandura, 2001) among adults, learners and the community. Developing a Collective Efficacy (Goddard, Hoy, & Hoy 2004) – belief in me, belief in colleagues, colleague’s belief in me, belief in t...


2:15 - 3:30 C.A.T. Community Room
Allison Lukaszewski

CPR/AED/First Aid Training ** (@TFN)

presented by Allison Lukaszewski

This training will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. This session will teach skills participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. (Please note this is a TRAINING and will not provide you with certification.) This session is a rep...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North Auditorium 122
Tim Sullivan Gloria Kijewski

Gradual Release (They Do & You Do) – Part II of II (@TFS)

presented by Tim Sullivan, Gloria Kijewski

Now that you have fine-tuned your modeling and started to let go while still providing support, it is time to let students work together to show you what they know. Join us for ‘Part II’ of this series as we focus on the ‘You Do (Together) and You Do (On Your Own) components of gradual release. Teachers will leave this session knowing strategies to encourage students how to work with classmate...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 235
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
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
Matthew Kayser

Making the Case: An Argumentative Literacy Workshop for Teachers of All Subjects (@CAT)

presented by Matthew Kayser

A recent study sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that argumentative literacy may be the most essential skill students need to succeed in college. Being skilled in argument equips all students – college bound or not -- to become intelligent, contributing employees and citizens. It is with this in mind that I want to explore with teachers and administrator...


2:15 - 3:30 C.A.T. Room 206
Kerry Schuldes

Talk Less, Teach More: Increasing Opportunities for Student-to-Student Discussion (@TFN)

presented by Kerry Schuldes

Staff will explore in detail the power of student voice through a collaborative learning experience. Participants will discuss the benefits of collaborative learning and challenges of its implementation, as well as learn specific strategies that can be used in class as soon as the next day! This session is a repeat.

2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North Room 241
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
Linda B. Pincham, Ed.D.

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction (@TFS)
Session 2: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Assess Student Learning

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