2014-2015 Professional Development Classes

These classes will meet for a total of 4 hours, with a 1 hour independent assignment to be completed between each 2 hour session.  You must commit to the full 5 hours of work, in order to receive credit.  Credit will be given in the form of "seat time".  A total of 15 hours of "seat time" equals 1 hour of credit on the salary scale.  Partial credit will not be given. All classes meet on Mondays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

Class Descriptions:


Reading Processes and Instructional Strategies

The focus of this class will be analyzing miscues of struggling readers to help design instruction to meet the students needs.  The process of conducting and interpreting miscues with struggling readers offers a window into the reading process. The information presented will be based on the Advanced Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies course offered by ISU.  Instructors:  Sarah Leith and Carolynn Diekhoff

This class meets on November 17 and January 5. 


Assessment

In District 108, we have developed a systemic way to collect and analyze data at the district and school level for the purpose of continuous improvement.  What can you learn from all of the data you collect?  Starting with our first round of benchmark data, we will begin looking at the data collected, discuss how to analyze and dig deeper in to the data, and how our data warehousing system (Data108) can make data analysis doable.  Instructor:  Angie Arnold

This class meets on September 8 and October 20.

Differentiation

This course will share how teachers can differentiate in response to learner's needs through the design of respectful tasks, flexible grouping and ongoing assessment and adjustment.  Participants will be asked to participate in discussion, practice and reflection related to differentiation and their own instruction and classrooms.

Instructor:  Traci Peters


This class meets on October 6 and November 3. 

Coming Soon:

Challenging Behaviors and Positive Behavior Management with Autistic Children - February 9th and March 30

Collaboration:  Special Education and Regular Division Classroom Teachers Working Together for the Benefit of All - March 9th and April 27th



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