Join us for Plan-It Learning in June 2019. Plan-It Learning will provide instructional staff high levels of planning and learning centered around our key priorities: high impact instruction, collaborative culture, and data-driven decisions. The best part… participants will get paid to attend! Explore the possibilities below! Seating is limited, so register today!

Session Descriptions and Registration Links

June 10 - 13, 2019

Culturally Relevant Teaching: Transforming Educators - New Teacher Academy
Audience: New Teachers (0-2 years)

Date: June 10 - 13; there will be two sessions (a) June 10-11, (b) June 12-13. Participants will select which session they want to attend with approximately 90 people/session. Teacher Leaders will need to attend Session A (6/10-11) so they can attend other trainings that week.
Participants: New Teachers (0-2 years)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day
Location: Charles S. Rushe Middle School
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Planning Lead: Kristen Ingold, Jenny Rinck

Description: This strand is designed for administrators and teachers who are ready to work with their sites to conduct a self-examination and address issues of reach, class, gender, sexual orientation, and accountability through a growth mindset. The strand will provide a framework of effective methodologies that validate the culture of all students in the classroom and on the campus. These research-based strategies will enhance the site's curriculum and make relevant learning connections to increase subject-matter comprehension. As a result of attending this strand, participants will be able to create multi-dimensional lessons and differentiated evaluations, while incorporating rigor through various learning styles.

Session A, June 10 - 11: Register for this session
Session B, June 12 - 13: Register for this session

June 10 - 13, 2019

Coaching Academy
Audience: Current instructional coaches and candidates on one of our coaching candidate lists (Learning Design, Instructional Trainer Coach – Literacy, Instructional Trainer Coach – Math)

Location: Various locations based on session
Planning Lead: Leah Zufall

Description: Coaches and coaching candidates are invited to day long learning opportunities around the following bands of learning: coaching skills, content knowledge, data literacy/monitoring, technology from 8:30-3:30 each day.

Individual Sessions

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Date: June 10
Participants: Elementary Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Building 2, District Offices
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: This session is intended for coaches to deepen their understanding of the writing process, how to plan teaching points and coach teachers utilizing core and supplemental resources.

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Date: June 10
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Building 2, District Offices
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: This session will provide opportunities for coaches to learn how to build courses in MyLearning (Canvas) by utilizing features such as Discussions, Assignments, and quizzes. Learners will also be introduced to Mastery Path Learning, and many other integrations with tools such as, Office365 and Nearpod. Participants will conclude this training knowing how to create a Canvas course to use to support their school.

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Date: June 10
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Building 2, District Offices
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: Participants will dive into their Office 365 Toolbox and learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools.  This training will explore Office 365 through hands-on activities in Office Online, Forms, Sway, OneNote and Class Notebook, as well as get a high-level overview of other tools that can enhance a classroom environment.  In addition, participants will learn how to utilize Accessibility Tools, Translator and they will learn how to utilize the Microsoft Educator Community for personalized professional development.

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Date: June 11
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: PHSC - Porter Campus
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: Based on the book Better Conversations by Jim Knight, this workshop describes essential communication skills for everyone in a school—but especially coaches—to help create a setting where learning will flourish. Learn how to:

  • Coach ourselves and each other to become better communicators
  • Listen with empathy
  • Find common ground
  • Build Trust

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Date: June 12
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: PHSC - Porter Campus
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: Based on the book The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight, this workshop describes the coaching cycle; it is suggested for instructional coaches. Learn how to:

  • Interact and dialogue with teachers as partners
  • Guide teachers to identify emotionally compelling, measurable, and student-focused goals
  • Set coaching goals, plan strategies, and monitor progress for optimal impact
  • Use documentary-style video and text-based case studies as models to promote maximum teacher clarity and proactive problem solving
  • Streamline teacher enrollment, data collection, and deep listening

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Date: June 13
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Building 2, District Offices
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: This session is intended for coaches to build understanding of how to coach teachers to analyze student data, intentionally form small groups, determine teaching points, and monitor student progress to determine effectiveness.

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Date: June 13
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Building 2, District Offices
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: This train the trainer model provides participants with training, resources, and coaching strategies to facilitate Nearpod trainings within their school and district. Participants will experience all the interactive features, explore the Nearpod Lesson Library, learn how to launch both Live and Nearpod Student Paced lessons, and how to access post session reports. Participants will spend time editing and creating a lesson with the trainer and learn how to include various interactive features and content materials for the students they teach. Participants will learn Advanced Tips for the Nearpod Platform which will include Nearpod Notes, How to best utilize the +Add Activities Tab, incorporating Student-Paced Lessons and the Nearpod-Canvas integration as well as our Professional Learning Networks. Lastly, coaches will create, practice, and present a lesson based on the session goals of learning.

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Date: June 13
Participants: K-12 Coaches & Coaching Pool/Eligible Candidates
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Building 2, District Offices
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Description: Participants will hone skills in turning high quality formative assessments into high quality responses to instruction.  This applied session will focus on organizing and analyzing academic data, understanding gap analysis and prioritization, and leading teacher teams in digesting assessment data in a way that leads to strategic data driven decisions.

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June 17 - 20, 2019

World Class Learning Institute
Audience: K-12 ELA and Mathematics Teachers and Leaders

Dates: June 17 - 20, 2019
Participants: K-12 ELA and Mathematics Teachers and Leaders
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day - registration starting at 8:30 a.m.
Number of Participants: 700
Location: Wesley Chapel High School for sessions and WCHS Performing Arts Center for Keynote(s)
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Planning Lead: Jennifer Waselewski, Vanessa Hilton

Description:

Session objectives will focus on:

  • Providing standards-aligned grade level instruction
  • Ensuring equity in instructional practices
  • Integrating social emotional learning standards and strategies

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June 25, 2019

Practical Strategies for Formative Assessment
Audience: K-12

Dates: June 25, 2019
Participants: K-12
Number of Participants: 300
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Food Trucks will be available for lunch)
Location: Wesley Chapel High School
Pay/Compensation: Hourly rate
Planning Lead: Peggy Jones

Description: Dylan Wiliam provides simple, practical ideas about changes that every teacher can make in the classroom to develop his or her practice of teaching of classroom formative assessment and provides the evidence that these changes will result in improved outcomes for learners. Dr. Wiliam will address the five key strategies of formative assessment

  • Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and success criteria
  • Eliciting evidence of learning
  • Providing feedback that moves learning forward
  • Activating learners as instructional resources for one another
  • Activating learners as owners of their own learning

Participants will receive the book, Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for K-12 Classrooms.

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Dylan Wiliam's Bio

Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London. In a varied career, he has taught in urban public schools, directed a large-scale testing program, served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and pursued a research program focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning.

Additional Paid Summer Learning Opportunities ….
Interested? More information is on the way!

Date Training Targeted Audience For Details
June 3-4 Career Specialists: Supporting Students, Programming & Schools Career specialists Contact Michael Macchiarola
June 10-13 Elementary Behavior Institute Targeted elementary school teams Talk to your school principal
June 12
June 26
Clinical Education Day 1
Clinical Education Day 2
Teachers aspiring to be mentors and new teacher liaisons Talk to your school principal
June 13 Clinical Education Refresher Previously trained Clinical Education teachers wanting to refresh mentoring skills and practices Talk to your school principal
June 10-27
1 or 2 days
Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports Targeted school teams Talk to your school principal
June 10-27
1 day
Youth Mental Health First Aid All instructional staff Watch for an email from SSPS!
June 17-18 Implementing Collaborative Approaches in an Inclusive Setting Basic education teacher and ESE teacher teams Watch for an email from SSPS!
June 17 Elem
June 18 Sec
Success for English Learners All instructional staff Watch for an email from SSPS!
June 19 Elem
June 20 Sec
Delving into Differentiation (must have previously attended WIDA workshop) All instructional staff Watch for an email from SSPS!
June 17-18
2 days
IEP Writing and connections in PEER ESE teachers Watch for an email from SSPS!
June 25 Matrix Training ESE teachers Watch for an email from SSPS!

 

 

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