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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Common Core Professional Development
Content and Instructional Strategies
for Common Core Implementation for information and
proposal guidelines for financial support to deliver common core
professional development. As proposals are approved details of
the event will be included in the chart below.
The Partnership Network promotes
collaborative professional learning hosted by university and school
faculty. Below are events currently scheduled. The opportunities are
open to all teachers in the nine partner districts (do not have to
be in a PDS or Partner School) as well as university faculty and
staff. Click on the URL in the "Details and Registration" column for
registration and additional information.
||Details and Registration
Content Literacy for Middle
3-hour, graduate level
Winthrop Professional Development Course
Dr. Abbigail Armstrong and
Ms. Linda Icard
||September 3, 2013 -
December 10, 2013
||Tuesdays*, 5:00 PM -
7:45 PM; Saturdays, 9/7 and 10/5 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WU, Withers 115
An in-depth exploration and application of
content literacy strategies
appropriate for early adolescents with diverse needs.
*The course will be a blend of in-class
and on-line sessions.
limited to 30 participants and restricted to practicing teachers
in the NetSCOPE Partnership Network districts. The cost
per participant is $100 plus materials to be paid on the first
night of class.
Please register through the link below.
Foundations in Mentoring Training
Ms. Lisa Hudson-Lucas
||January 28-30, 2014
||8:30 am - 4:00 pm
WU, Withers 401
This three-day foundational mentor training focuses on the
knowledge, skills, and understandings critical to those who work
with pre-service and beginning teachers. It is guided by
the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental
process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching,
and reflecting. At the heart of this work is the
mentor's ability to respond to each new teacher's individual
developmental and contextual needs and to promote the ongoing
examination of classroom practice.
Please register at the
below describes possible learning opportunities provided by university
and/or school faculty. If you are interested in hosting one of the
events, please contact David Beiter at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Project-Based Learning Unit
and Chester Park
Elementary School of Inquiry teachers
Project-Based Learning approach to teaching and learning,
participants will build a WebQuest that includes lessons,
activities, and assessments for the curriculum of their choice.
Pre-K through 12th
grade teachers, administrators, district personnel, and anyone
else associated with the school who is interested in developing
a project-based learning unit.
approximately 9 hours of seat time (2 hour introductory session,
full-day follow-up session). (Will schedule to meet the needs of
computer lab so depends on available space
The Heart of
Dr. Kelly Costner and
Ms. Carolyn Grant
Discover more about your own personality and how this
information would help you in co-teaching situations.
Facilitators will share various models of co-teaching, along
with background information and relevant data. Strategies for
co-teaching will be modeled and participants will view videos of
other co-teachers in action.
Introduction to RTI in Math
Dr. Brad Witzel
Ms. Mabra Herlong
Dr. Witzel and Ms.
Herlong will demonstrate and discuss student-outcomes research
from core instruction to interventions in mathematics,
kindergarten through 8th/9th grade. Also,
based on school data and resources they will share how to decide
what support a student needs within the RTI tiered approach.
interventionists, and math administrators
3 hours – An initial
look into Math RTI
Dependent on size of
Fractions: Building Blocks, Not Stumbling Blocks
In this interactive workshop,
participants will use fractions to help students of all
abilities in 2nd through 5th grade become
problem solvers and critical thinkers in a “whole” new way.
Through hands-on and real-world application, educators will
extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering, build
fractions from unit fractions, and connect previous
understandings of operations on whole numbers. This professional
development will help educators to become facilitators of
learning and put the fun back in fractions.
Elementary Teachers & Administrators
Collaboration to Modify Math Manipulatives to Address Core
Dr. Deana Peterson and
Ms. Lee Johnson
the core standards in mathematics, the use of math manipulatives
improves student outcomes.
However, for some students
even the use of manipulatives does not guarantee success. In
this workshop, general and special education teachers will learn
to modify math manipulatives to increase achievement for all
students, especially those in the RtI process and those with
demonstrate the uses of math manipulatives such as base ten
blocks and fraction pieces to address various mathematical
concepts and offer ways to modify those manipulatives in order
to address special needs and diversify instruction. Teachers
will be given an opportunity to participate in activities and
cooperatively reflect on the needs of their grade level,
identify the manipulatives that are available, and determine
ways to modify those manipulatives to meet the needs of their
25 per session
If the above opportunities
do not meet your professional development needs, please visit the online
Learning Opportunity Request Form
to submit an electronic request for specific professional learning topics.
** If you have questions or need clarification, please
contact David Beiter at
email@example.com or call 803/323-3082.