“Fall” into Free Professional Learning Online

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SUFS Upcoming FREE Webinars:

Webinars from edWeb:

  • Fulfilling Students’ Potential Through Engaging Literacy Practices – 12/3/19 @ 5:00 pm  Click here to register!

Explore These Pre-Recorded FREE Webinars from ASCD and Innovative Educators:

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“Why don’t they get it?” How to Plan and Present Lessons that Your Students Understand

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Have you ever looked around your classroom and wondered why your students were looking at you blankly as you taught a lesson? Why don’t they just “get it”?

This year, the Office of Student Learning is offering a professional learning series centered around effective classroom instruction. One of the most difficult pieces of the effective instruction puzzle is presenting new knowledge to students in a way that they can understand. Our third course in this learning series will teach you to plan and present effective lessons using strategies for direct instruction, processing, and recording and representing new knowledge. Check out the full course description below.

Planning, Presenting, and Understanding New Knowledge

The focus of this training will be to help participants:

  • examine the benefits of using Robert Marzano’s direct instruction strategies of chunking lesson content.
  • incorporate the use of processing strategies and strategies to record and represent lesson content.
  • analyze the elements of effective lessons that allow students to “get it” and integrate new knowledge into their working memory.

If you are interested in this training, please contact your regional coordinator to discuss available sessions in your area or to schedule a session at your school. Click here to find your regional coordinator’s contact information!

Upcoming Webinars from SUFS:
Upcoming Webinars from edWeb:

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Why Tracking Progress Matters: How to Create Goals Your Students Understand

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Can you imagine trying to put together a 1,000-piece puzzle without looking at the picture on the box? This is how students feel without clear learning goals!

This year, the Office of Student Learning is offering a professional learning series centered around effective classroom instruction. One of the most influential pieces of the effective instruction puzzle is helping students identify learning goals and track their progress. Our second course in this learning series will teach you to unpack your unit plans to create clear learning goals for students. Explore ways to communicate the road map of learning to allow your students to take ownership of their knowledge progression. Check out the full course description below.

Unpacking Unit Plans to Create Clear Learning Goals

The focus of this training will be to help participants:

  • Distinguish key terms: units, lessons, learning goals, and learning scales.
  • Understand the importance of helping students track their own progress.
  • Create learning scales and clear learning goals for their unit plans.

If you are interested in this training please contact your regional coordinator to discuss available sessions in your area or to schedule a session at your school. Click here to find your regional coordinator’s contact information!

Ask about the other courses in our effective instruction series:

  • Planning, Presenting, and Understanding New Knowledge
  • Rethinking Classroom Management: Creating and Sustaining a Classroom Culture of Learning

What No One Told You About Classroom Management: How to Avoid the Classroom Behavior Blues

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This year, the Office of Student Learning is offering a professional learning series centered around effective classroom instruction. One of the most important components of effective instruction is the classroom environment & culture. Come learn how to alleviate your classroom behavior woes by rethinking classroom management! Explore strategies to create and sustain a positive classroom environment and culture of learning. Check out the full course description below.

Rethinking Classroom Management: Creating and Sustaining a Classroom Culture of Learning

This course focuses on strategies teachers can use to build a positive classroom culture instead of managing students with negative reinforcements or token economies. The goal of this training will be to help participants:

  • Emphasize culture over management.
  • Maintain firm boundaries with dignity and respect for all.
  • Establish clear procedures and rules with student input.
  • Prioritize building relationships.

If you are interested in this training please contact your regional coordinator to discuss available sessions in your area, or to schedule a session at your school. Click here to find your regional coordinator’s contact information!

Ask about the other courses in our effective instruction series:
  • Unpacking Unit Plans to Create Clear Learning Goals
  • Planning, Presenting, and Understanding New Knowledge

To view all current Professional Learning courses and scheduling, click here.

Don’t Forget to Sharpen that Saw During Summer!

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Free online webinar to learn about Digital Citizenship:

https://www.commonsense.org/education/webinars

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 2:00-3:00 PM PDT

Need hours for re-certification? 

Check out these Arts Integration and STEAM self-paced online courses:

https://educationcloset.com/courses/

Growth Mindset with Khan Academy’s LearnStorm

Have you ever wondered why some of your smartest students get frustrated easily and give up on challenging material? Join this webinar to learn the power of developing a growth mindset. Participants will learn tips and tricks they can use to cultivate that mindset in their classrooms, including using Khan Academy’s free growth mindset program called LearnStorm. Developed in partnership with PERTS, a Stanford center that builds on the research done by Carol Dweck, LearnStorm’s mindset activities are fun and age appropriate, providing a structured way for students to explore the science behind the idea that ‘You can learn anything’.

Click below to register for the day and time that works for you!

FREE Webinars Available! Earn CEU’s!

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Khan Academy for MAP March 21, 2019 3:30 pm Click here to register

Using MAP Growth Data for Student-Led Conferences March 21, 2019 3:30 pm Click here to register

CPALMS: How to Effectively Implement Florida Standards March 28, 2019 3:30 pm Click here to register

Khan Academy: College, Careers, and More! April 3, 2019 3:30 pm Click here to register

Using Khan Academy with your Students April 10, 2019 3:30 pm Click here to register

Parental Collaboration: Using the Assets of Our School Community Teaser

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Wondering how to partner with your school community to increase students’ academic and social emotional success? Register NOW!

  • Did you know the most under used resources are sitting in our backyards, starting with our PARENTS?
  • Would you like to learn more about the School-Wide Enrichment Model?
  • Would you like to understand the preference styles of group work and how it influences your team dynamic?

Register Now for Using the Assets of Our School Community

Click here to find dates, times, and locations for our March and April training.

Want to help students take control of their learning?

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Many schools are trying something new:  Student-Led Conferences.  Students lead conferences about their academic progress and take ownership of their learning experience.

Want to learn how to introduce and implement Student-Led Conferences?

Register Now for Student-Led Conferences: Empowering Students to Own their Learning

Begin to build an understanding of the purpose and the process of Student-Led Conferences and create an atmosphere at your school that encourages students to make data-based decisions that guide them to an understanding of the importance of learning and growth.

Goal for 2019: Meeting the Needs of my Students

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If you’re looking to make a fresh start in January with your students and wondering how to begin, consider our Differentiated Classroom trainings!

You’ll Learn:

  • What differentiation is and what it isn’t
  • Simple strategies to figure out what your students know and where they need support
  • Fun ways to incorporate that information into lesson plans and assessments

Register today by searching the word “Differentiated” to find one in your area!

 Is Your Communication with Parents a Two-Way Street?

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   Register Now!

Are you looking for ways to improve communication with parents & families?

Do you want real world strategies to foster two-way communication?

Register Now for Examining Our School’s Two-Way Communication

Evaluate the communication model at your school.

Explore and discuss new ways to connect with parents and create a culture of meaningful parental collaboration at your school!