Summer ECBOE Workshops

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2017 Summer Professional Development-Coming Soon!

Etowah County Schools will offer the following workshops this summer. 
If you plan to attend, go to the Chalkable PD website to enroll.  Seating will be limited, so enroll early.  Employees may receive a Variance Day by attending two 3-hour sessions. The appropriate Professional Development Exchange/Variance Day request form must be completed and submitted to Kim Reed for approval by or before May 31, 2017.

*Sessions must have at least 10 participants enrolled; otherwise, it will be canceled. 

Click Professional Development Exchange Form to download the Variance Day Form. 
 
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 • 2016 SESSION SCHEDULE 

3rd Annual EdCamp Connect
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T145

July 11, 8:30am - 3:30 pm
Gadsden City High School


Want to be a part of PD unlike any you've experienced? Join us for an UNconference.  EdCamp Connect is driven by the
very participants that attend.  The schedule is determined by what YOU, the participants want to teach or learn.
EdCamp Connect is the combined effort of the Etowah County and Gadsden City school systems. 
Breakfast and lunch are included!

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Creative Writing using Tech Tools
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T147

July 12; 900am - 1200pm
Presenter:  Cynthia Pullen
Location:  Whitesboro Elementary

This workshop will show you how your students can create fabulous creative stories using the online website Storybird.  The instructor will work you through the process of creating a teacher account for Storybird along with how to assign students to your account.  Then, you'll be able to test drive the program and see all the benefits to ensure your students become better, creative writers.The program can be used for the yearly creative writing contest under the website category.  Students' work can also be published into a book for available purchase. As a bonus, the instructor will also demonstrate how to create QR codes for the books that make viewing a quick snap!  Storybird truly is a great online creative writing resource for students of all grade levels.  
Objectives: Participants will use technology such as iPad or Chromebook to create a Storybird account and learn how to use the program so that students can create online illustrated stories and poetry.  Participants will also be able to create QR codes to enhance classroom learning projects.  


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Formative Assessment Websites
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T148

July 12; 1pm - 4pm
Presenter:  Wes Weems
Location:  Glencoe Middle School


Teachers will learn how to use many different educational websites in their classroom to enhance student learning.  These websites can be used as a form of formative assessments.  Websites include testmoz, kahoot, survey monkey, edpuzzle, padlet, etc.
Objectives: The objective of this course is to apply the formative assessments from educational websites to the classroom setting.



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Assistive Technology - Grades 6-12; Read, Write, Talk for Chrome
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T149

July 14: 900am- 1200pm
Presenter:  Jennifer Dunnagan & Carrie Nunnally
Location:  Southside Elementary School


Instructors will model assistive technology strategies throughout the school day that can be helpful for all students.

Participants will be introduced to different assistive technology devices with a focus on Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition.  Participants will need to bring any ipads, tablets, chromebooks, or laptops in order to receive their free one year subscription to Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition"
Objectives: Participants will be introduced to different assistive technology devices with a focus on Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition.  Participants will need to bring any ipads, tablets, chromebooks, or laptops in order to receive their free one year subscription to Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition.





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Assistive Technology - Grades PreK-5; Read, Write, Talk for Chrome
STI PD Title: ECBOE-T150
July 14; 1pm - 4pm
Presenter:  Jennifer Dunnagan and Carrie Nunnally
Location:  Southside Elementary School


Instructors will model assistive technology options that will be helpful for all students. 
Instructors will share many strategies for implementing assistive technology  within their classrooms.
Participants will be introduced to different assistive technology devices with a focus on Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition.  Participants will need to bring any ipads, tablets, chromebooks, or laptops in order to receive their free one year subscription to Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition
Objectives: "Participants will be introduced to different assistive technology devices with a focus on Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition. 
Participants will need to bring any ipads, tablets, chromebooks, or laptops in order to receive their free one year subscription to Read Write Talk for Chrome, premium addition."


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CCRS-Breaking Down the Science Standards-
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-CCR09

July 18; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Wes Weems
Location:  Glencoe Middle School


This course will break down the new science course of study.  

This session is for Science teachers only.
Objectives: Teachers will learn how to use the new science course of study in their classroom.
Teachers will use the new course of study to prepare students to be a college or career ready student.




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Google Apps
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T151
July 18; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Skylar Nelson
Location:  Southside High School


A primer on the application of Google Apps for the classroom teacher. Topics include overviews of Google Drive, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, and Hangouts as well as advanced features and usage for teachers of every academic subject and student level. 
Advanced topics include:

-Google Drive (sharing, collaboration, add-ons, extensions, class grouping,automatic assignment grading)
-Chrome (screen sharing, add-ons, extensions, link saving and organization, mobile pushing to chrome)
-Gmail  (archiving, labeling,search functions, add-ons and organization)
-Calendar (event creation, calendar sharing, notifications)
-Hangouts (group hangouts,
screen sharing, mobile compatibility)
-Chromebooks ( Description,applications, compatible apps) 
-Maps in classroom applications
Objectives: For educators to be more proficient and productive in their personal Google environment. As well as to utilize the Google suite of applications to increase organization, collaborative, and informative efforts in their classroom.




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Google Apps
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T151
July 18; 1pm-4pm
Instructor:  Skylar Nelson
Location:  Southside High School


A primer on the application of Google Apps for the classroom teacher. Topics include overviews of Google Drive, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, and Hangouts as well as advanced features and usage for teachers of every academic subject and student level. 
Advanced topics include:

-Google Drive (sharing, collaboration, add-ons, extensions, class grouping,automatic assignment grading)
-Chrome (screen sharing, add-ons, extensions, link saving and organization, mobile pushing to chrome)
-Gmail  (archiving, labeling,search functions, add-ons and organization)
-Calendar (event creation, calendar sharing, notifications)
-Hangouts (group hangouts, screen sharing, mobile compatibility)

-Chromebooks ( Description,applications, compatible apps) 
-Maps in classroom applications
Objectives: For educators to be more proficient and productive in their personal Google environment. As well as to utilize the Google suite of applications to increase organization, collaborative, and informative efforts in their classroom.

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iPads in the Elementary Classroom
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T152
July 19; 1pm-4pm
Presenters:  Lisa Richards and Dena Statum
Location:  John Jones Elementary


Do you have an iPad and want to use it in your classroom?  The point of using an iPad shouldn't simply be to use a digital device but to provide a tool to aid learning.  In this workshop, we will explore ways to incorporate the iPad into all areas of the curriculum.  You will leave with practical ideas to use in the classroom.  

*Participants should bring an iPad to the workshop.  Also, participants need to check their ECS email throughout the summer for information pertaining to the workshop.  There will be apps to download prior to the session.
Objectives: To incorporate the ipad into all areas of the curriculum.



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Simple Creative Writing
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-LA13
July 19; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Margaret Sholar
Location:  Whitesboro Elementary School


This workshop is aimed at learning simple crafts and techniques to engage students in creative writing. Participates will learn how to develop their own writing skills with simple techniques.  With their own love of writing, participates will take away simple lessons designed to make students enjoy writing. Participants will engage in a variety of fun activities and exercises intended to give them more advanced experience with teaching writing. 

*Please bring a composition/spiral notebook.
Objectives: Participates will identify how to make writing simple but creative by understanding the style that bests fits the task and purpose.

Participates will apply simple strategies that help students organize ideas.

Participates will create pieces of writing that show understanding of specific writing crafts/styles
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Computer Troubleshooting and Maintenance
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T156
July 20; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Kelly Bryan
Location:  Central Office


Basic troubleshooting, updates and downloads, using the ECBOE tools website, networking Q&A, backups using removable storage and online solutions.

Participants should bring a laptop.
Objectives:  participants will develop a better understanding of basic computer troubleshooting and maintenance.


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Strategic Teaching with DOK
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-ST1

July 20; 900am - 1200pm
Presenter:  Margaret Sholar and Lori Garmon
Location: Sardis Middle School

 At the heart of College and Career Readiness is the need to increase the level of rigor in our classrooms for all students. The Common Core State Standards are a step in the right direction. However, the standards alone will not bring rigor to our classrooms. The implementation of these standards requires practical tools, such as Depth of Knowledge (DOK) higher level strategic strategies, to develop local curricula and assessments and to promote classroom discourse aligned to higher levels of cognitive demand.  This workshop will give hands-on practice using strategic strategies, bring understanding to DOK levels, and connect rigor to state assessments.
Objectives: Participants will apply knowledge of Strategic Teaching to hands-on student-centered strategies that raise the rigor in classrooms.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of DOK and its purpose as it applies to instructional practice, particularly within the framework of Strategic Teaching.
Participants will engage in practice with rating academic goals with a DOK level. 
Participants will gain a basic understanding of the purpose, structure, and benefits of Strategic Based Student Objectives (SBSOs) and how they connect rigor to state 

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Creating a Functional CIP Using the New Platform
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-CIP1617
July 21; 8am-3pm
Presenter: Tracy Cross
Location:
 University of Alabama - Gadsden Center
 
Participants will develop a better understanding of the new CIP platform and construct a functional CIP for schools to utilize throughout the year. 

Participants should bring relevant data and information in order to complete their CIP's for 2016-2017.

Location:  University of Alabama, Gadsden Center Room 104-Computer Lab

Participants will construct a functional Continuous Improvement Plan.


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Technologically Transformed Teaching
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T153
July 21; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Matt Hubbard
Location:  Carlisle Elementary School


Technologically Transformed Teaching is a jam-packed session on ways that teachers can use technology to change the way they instruct students, communicate with parents, and find resources that will meet their PD needs on a personal level.
Objectives: Participants will learn about new technology tools that they can use to transform different aspects of their teaching career. The IPEVO document camera will be introduced and its different uses in the classroom will be explored. Remind will be discussed, including tips on how to stay in touch with parents. Twitter will be introduced and demonstrated as a great personal PD tool. Participants will learn how to use Twitter to form their own PLN and gain ideas from teachers from around the country. Participants will learn about how to implement KaHoot!, Padlet, and NearPod into their classrooms and learn how these web-based tools can be great formative assessment tools. Participants will also learn about helpful websites, such as Common Sense Media, and respected blogs of other educators.






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School Messenger (SharpSchool) 101
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T154
July 25; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Heather Hannah
Location: Hokes Bluff Middle School

Start the new school year off with a BANG!!! SharpSchool is now School Messenger. This professional development session will teach you the basics of how to create an informative and useful teacher web page that looks and functions GREAT!!!

Objectives: Participants will be able to:
-Create teacher web pages.
-Learn about page order and status.
-Insert hyperlinks.
-Create backgrounds.
-Embed videos and upload pictures for showcasing student work and instruction.
-Apply themes.
-Create a classroom calendar to share with stakeholders.

 

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School Messenger (SharpSchool) 101
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T154
July 25; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Heather Hannah
Location: Hokes Bluff Middle School

Start the new school year off with a BANG!!! SharpSchool is now School Messenger. This professional development session will teach you the basics of how to create an informative and useful teacher web page that looks and functions GREAT!!!

Objectives: Participants will be able to:
-Create teacher web pages.
-Learn about page order and status.
-Insert hyperlinks.
-Create backgrounds.
-Embed videos and upload pictures for showcasing student work and instruction.
-Apply themes.
-Create a classroom calendar to share with stakeholders.





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Bridging the Gap; Opening the Conversation Between College Instructors and High School Teachers
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-CCR10
July 27; 1pm-4pm
Presenter: Farrah Hayes, Tabitha Bozeman and Derrick Griffey
Location:  Cardinal Writing Center- Meadows Library; GSCC

At Gadsden State, we recognize that colleges and high schools must begin working together to ensure students are prepared with the academic and non-academic skills necessary to succeed in college. Instructors and teachers must work together on programs, such as dual enrollment, that help students view college matriculation as an option. By working together on such programs, students can experience and easier transition from high school to college, and diminish withdrawal rates in the first year.In an effort to open the conversation between college instructors and high school teacher, Gadsden State's Cardinal Writing Center will facilitate a professional develop opportunity for local teachers, grades 9-12, to participate in an open forum and experience first-hand what student success requires at the community college level.


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Integrating ChromeBook Apps in the Classroom
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-T155
July 27; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Krystin Gentry and Mary Beth Gilliland
Location:  Duck Springs Elementary School


Using Chromebooks, participates will develop a higher knowledge of how to integrate technology into lessons in order for students to benefit from these resources and be actively engage and learning at all times.

Objectives: Participates will acquire understand of Windows 10 and the ins and outs of the operating system.  
Participates will interact with Cromebooks in order to use a variety of apps/website, such as MoveNote, Padlet, Popplet, and Pixton that will enhance teacher instruction.
Participates will plan and facilitate lessons that integrate the use of technology.




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Singing and Moving with Wonders; Grades 3-5
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-FA8
July 28; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Emily Cagle - Music Specialist, Jefferson County Schools
Location:  Southside Elementary School


This session will cover ideas for incorporating music/movement for physical activity and brain breaks throughout an instructional day.  Using stories from the Wonder series, ideas will be offered for integrating musical skills such as steady beat and rhythm, what is appropriate for young singers, and vocal health.

Objectives: *Teachers will gain knowledge of music skills needed in 3-5.
*Teachers will practice a lesson that incorporates a music skill.
*Teachers will brainstorm ideas to integrate music into their lesson.
*Teachers will gain knowledge of gonoodle.
*Teachers will gain knowledge of the importance of steady beat and its relation to academic skills.

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Singing and  Moving with Wonders; Grades K-2
STI PD Title:  ECBOE-FA7

July 28; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Emily Cagle - Music Specialist, Jefferson County Schools
Location:  Southside Elementary School


This session will cover ideas for incorporating music/movement for physical activity and brain breaks throughout an instructional day.  Using stories from the Wonder series, ideas will be offered for integrating musical skills such as steady beat and rhythm, what is appropriate for young singers, and vocal health.

Objectives: *Teachers will gain knowledge of music skills needed in K-2
*Teachers will practice a lesson that incorporates a music skill.
*Teachers will brainstorm ideas to integrate music into their lesson.
*Teachers will gain knowledge of gonoodle.
*Teachers will gain knowledge of importance of steady beat and its relation to academic 



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iNOW (Chalkable) for Classroom Teachers
STI PD Title: ECBOE-T157
July 28; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Megan Henson
Location:  Hokes Bluff Middle School


During this session, participants will learn the basic functionality of INOW.  The instructor will review how to post attendance, use gradebook, print rosters, and other day-to-day activities with the program.  The instructor will share helpful tips for things you can do with the program.  The instructor will also discuss the Chalkable app side of INOW and how you could use that in your classroom with your IPAD.  

This session is designed for new teachers who are unfamiliar with how to use the program or for experienced teachers who need assistance often in using the program.

Objectives: Teachers will develop a better understanding of how to use INOW for the day-to-day classroom activities.


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Google Apps in the SECONDARY Classroom
STI PD Title:  JSUTIM18034-16

July 13; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Brandi Caldwell, Alabama Technology in Motion Specialist
Location:  University of Alabama - Gadsden Center, Room 104


Review of Google Apps with emphasis on major 5 Google Apps, classroom integration, student use, teacher productivity, and more. Maps, Draw, and add-ins/extensions may be covered.
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Google Apps in the ELEMENTARY Classroom
STI PD Title:  JSUTIM18034-16

July 13; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Brandi Caldwell, Alabama Technology in Motion Specialist
Location:  University of Alabama - Gadsden Center, Room 104


Review of Google Apps with emphasis on major 5 Google Apps, classroom integration, student use, teacher productivity, and more. Maps, Draw, and add-ins/extensions may be covered.

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