Program for October 24th - Systemic PD

Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

Biases and Misinterpretations of Culture (@TFC)

presented by Aaron J Griffen, Ph.D.

This session will begin with a look at Stereotype Threat (Steele, 2004) and the Model Minority Thesis (Min, 2004) as participants explore Biases, Judgements, and the Pygmalion Effect – the self-fulfilling prophecy. A working knowledge of Cultural Competence will be a key takeaway in this session along with exploring how misinterpreting Communication Styles and Movement Styles (Boykin, 1994; Nea...


2:15 - 3:30 C.A.T Community Room Systemic PD
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.)

2:15 - 3:30 T.F. North Auditorium (122) Systemic PD
Diane Desoto

Google Drive for Teacher & Student Use. (@TFN)

presented by Diane Desoto

Google Drive is a time-saving and collaborative bundle of free resources that could make teachers’ and students’ lives easier, but it is a newer resource and one with which many teachers are still unfamiliar. This session would present the basics of how to create a Google Drive account, transfer files already created using a Microsoft product, access them, and share them with others. The sessio...


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

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

presented by Gloria Kijewski, Teresa Lance

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
Charles Dimartino April Jerger

Introduction to Excel ## (@TFS)

presented by Charles Dimartino, April Jerger

This session is designed to give users a good introduction to the basic concepts of Excel. It explores the structure of the Excel workbook and demonstrates basic techniques required for working with spreadsheets. We will cover Data Entry, Simple Calculations, Formulas, Relative and Absolute Reference in Formulas, Basic Formatting and Tables. No prior knowledge of Excel is required for this ses...


2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 214 Systemic PD
Adam Rummelhart

Intro to Redefining the Paperless Classroom with OneNote and Teams (@TFC)

presented by Adam Rummelhart

Creating a paperless classroom can be so much more than merely distributing work digitally. With OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook you can redefine what it means to create a digital classroom. You can embed engaging live content such as Forms, YouTube, GeoGebra, Sway, and more. Using digital ink your students will be able to take hand written notes, highlight text, draw, and work on math probl...


2:15 - 3:30 C.A.T. Room 104/105 Systemic PD
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!

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

2:15 - 3:30 T.F. South Room 221 Systemic PD
Linda B. Pincham, Ed.D.

Using Technology to Enhance Instruction (@TFS)
Session 1: Quick and Easy Tech Tools to Promote Student Engagement

presented by Linda B. Pincham, Ed.D.

As teachers, you understand the importance of lesson warm ups, bell ringers, or Do Nows to set the tone for the lesson. How can you use Web 2.0 tools to raise the energy level of your students, check prior knowledge, and create a positive atmosphere at the onset? You also know that lesson closure can help you check for understanding, emphasize key information, tie up loose ends, and correct an...


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