Program for September 25th - Systemic PD

Karen Petersen

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101

presented by Karen Petersen

This training session is for participants who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This session will review the ACEs study, focus on how these experiences can deeply influence and change a child’s brain and discuss implications for educators. Target Audience: All Staff

2:15 - 3:30 CAT Room 104
Becky Szuba Kerry Schuldes Michael Fies

Checks for Understanding

presented by Becky Szuba, Kerry Schuldes, Michael Fies

Tired of hearing crickets when you ask the class if there are any questions? In this workshop, you will explore checks for understanding that can be completed in real-time so you can make instructional decisions for re-teaching, reinforcing, or extending. These on-going formative assessments are quick and easy to implement in any subject matter. Target Audience: All Staff

2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 221
Jacob Gourley Lisa Bouler

Differentiated Instruction: From Buzzword to Practice

presented by Jacob Gourley, Lisa Bouler

The phrase "differentiated instruction" (DI) is not a new one in education, having been thrown around so much that it has nearly risen to the level of jargon. But, what does it really mean and what does it look like in the classroom? In this workshop, participants will learn that differentiated strategies are actually responsive teaching techniques that promote the growth of all student learn...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 217
Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

Equity Pedagogy and Audits

presented by Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

This session is the evaluation phase of this series where participants will explore “Equity Consciousness” and “Individual Awareness” in learning environments. Participants will follow strategies introduced by Skrla, McKenzie and Scheurich (2011) for conducting Equity Audits. Equity Audits serve as ongoing evaluation measures that review policy, practice, planning, and the development of lesson...


2:15 - 3:30 CAT Community Room
Dr. Nicole Law

From Ambiguity to Clarity: Delving into Webb’s Depth of Knowledge – Part I of V

presented by Dr. Nicole Law

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is all about cognitive complexity and how students interact with content. Each level is dependent upon how deeply students understand and engage with the content in order to respond to higher-order questions and demonstrate learning. Participants will understand what cognitive complexity looks like in instruction, through the lens of DOK. One of the reasons mos...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Cafe
John Robinzine Raymond Williams

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

presented by John Robinzine, Raymond Williams

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. North Room 213
Omari Garrett John O’Rourke Mychael Webb

Increasing Opportunities for Student Voice

presented by Omari Garrett, John O’Rourke, Mychael Webb

Student Voice is as important as ever as we look to increase student engagement. How do we get more students having meaningful conversations throughout the lesson? In this session, we will look at some structures that will improve student engagement and help create a classroom of motivated and attentive students. Join us as we discuss some research-based strategies to help increase student v...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North Room 241