Summer ECBOE Workshops

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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. Employees can received up to two Professional Development Exchanged Days (March 30, 2020 and May 22, 2020). The appropriate Professional Development Exchange/Variance Day request form must be completed and submitted to Kim Reed for approval by or before May 31, 2019

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

Click Summer PD to download the list of sessions.

Click Professional Development Exchange Day Form to download the Professional Development Exchange Day/Variance Day Form. 

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 • 2019 SESSION SCHEDULE 




2019 EdCamp Connect
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T179

July 8, 8:30am - 3:30 pm
Gadsden City High School
Grades:  K-12

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. 

Please bring a smart device so you can connect with us online. 

Breakfast and lunch are included!

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Why Should I Care about Conscious Discipline? A Conscious Discipline Overview
PD Title #:  ECBOE-PS42
July 9; 9am - 12pm, 1:00pm - 4:00 p.m. (Repeat Session)
Presenter:  Joy Winchester, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
Location:  ECBOE-Board Room
Grades: K-12

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach which uses the brain state model to not only explain behavior but to guide an adult’s response to the behavior. Conscious Discipline is transformational in that it switches from controlling behavior to helping a child control their own behavior.

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Social and Emotional Learning: Implementing Why Try In Your Classroom
PD Title #:  ECBOE-PS54
July 10; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Dena Cook & Amy Wagnon
Location:  Glencoe Middle School-Library
Grades:  5-9

This session will feature resiliency lessons that participants can present in their classrooms to promote motivation, courage, and coping skills.

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Creating and Using Formative Assessments in the Scantron Achievement Series-Part 1
PD Title #:  ECBOE-A71119
July 11: 9am - 12pm
Presenter:  Jennifer Johnson & Anna Teal
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center, Room 104 
Grades:  K-12


Participants will be instructed on how to use the Scantron Achievement Series. They will learn how to create formative assessments to use throughout the school year based on their course standards.

Participants will need to sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

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Creating and Using Formative Assessments in the Scantron Achievement Series-Part 2
 PD Title #:   ECBOE-A0711192

July 12: 1pm-4pm 
Presenter: Jennifer Johnson & Anna Teal
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center, Room 104
Grades:  K-12

Participants will be given time to create formative assessments they can use throughout the school year based on their course standards.

Participants will need to sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

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Google Apps/Assignments
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T180
July 15:  9am - 12pm
Presenter: Melia Griffith
Location:  Southside Elementary School
Grades 2-5

Participants will explore the different Google Apps and discuss how they can apply to lessons in the classroom. The instructor will offer ideas and strategies to use when differentiating instruction and assignments for all students. Participants will also examine ways to encourage collaboration among students when using Google Apps in the classroom. Participants will learn how to insert tables, videos, images, and links in Google Apps. The instructor will provide the participants with the opportunity to create resources for their classroom.


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Google Classroom in Action
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T181
July 15:  1pm - 4pm
Presenter: Melia Griffith
Location:  Southside Elementary School
Grades 2-5

Participants will learn how to set-up and use Google Classroom to create a paperless assignment workflow. Participants will integrate all aspects of Google Drive and Google Apps to create assignments while exploring how to use Google Classroom to help encourage collaboration. Participants will learn how to personalize student learning and showcase student work.

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What's New with Google!                        PD Title #:  ECBOE-T182
July 16:  9am - 12pm & 1pm-4:00pm (Repeat Session) 
Presenter: Erin Fields, Southeastern Program Manager for k12 Education for Google
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center, Room 104
Grades:  K-12

Let’s talk about product feature updates - discuss ideas for using gsuite in the classroom!  Play with some of the lesser-known free Google programs, like Be Internet Awesome (online safety game), CS First (coding for students), Applied Digital Skills (building technology skills through real-life examples, like making budgets and writing resumes).  Rivet, an online reading app… and more!  


The afternoon session is a repeat of the morning session. Participants should attend one session.

   
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What You Need to Know About Computer Maintenance-Cancelled
PD Title #: ECBOE-T183
July 17; 9am - 12pm
Presenter:  Kelly Bryan
Location:  ECBOE-Board Room
Grades:  K-12

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


Participants may bring a laptop or Chromebook to the session, but this is not required.


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Mental Health in Schools
PD Title #:  ECBOE-PS55
July 18; 9am - 12pm
Presenter:  Megan Campbell & Teresa Dawson, CED Mental Health
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center, Room 108


Participants will learn about Mental Health issues our youth are experiencing and strategies used in the classroom to address these issues. 

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What Does the New Digital Literacy & Computer Science Course of Study Mean for My Classroom
PD Title: ECBOE-T184
July 22; 9am - 12:00pm & 1pm - 4pm

(Repeat Session)  Presenter:  Brandi Cardwell, Alabama Technology in Motion Specialist
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center, Room 104
Grades:  K-12


There is a new course of study to replace the old Technology Course of Study. This DLCS Course of Study applies to every grade level and should be integrated into all subject areas. You may already be covering many of the standards, so this session will look at an overview of the document and unpack what it means for you. 


Two sessions (morning or afternoon) are offered for this training. Both sessions are the same training, so participants should only attend one session.

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Picture Perfect STEM Lessons, Grades K-2
PD Title: ECBOE-SCI20
July 23; 9:00am - 12pm
Presenter:  Carol McGinnis
Location: UA-Gadsden Center, Room 101
Grades:  K-2


This session will include activities based on how to engage your students in using their creativity to build structures in engineering design using everyday materials. Also included in this session is a design challenge on how to build communication devices using light and sound. 

Literature connected to the STEM lesson:
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty (2007)
Dreaming Up by Christy Hale (2012)
Communication: Long Ago and Today by Lindsy O’Brien (2013)
Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Margaret Rozier (2015)

*Enrollment is limited to 22 participants.

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Picture Perfect STEM Lessons, Grades 3-5
PD Title #:  ECBOE-SCI21
July 23; 1pm-4pm
Presenter:  Carol McGinnis
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center, Room 101
Grades: 3-5


This session will include ways to engage your students in learning about the power of perseverance to participate in the design process as they learn to think like an engineer. Also included in this session is a design challenge on how to build toy cars, test, and share ideas for solutions to problems. 

Literature connected to the STEM lessons:

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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty (2013)
The Inventor’s Secret by Suzanne Slade (2015)
Think Like an Engineer by Robin Koontz (2018)

*Enrollment is limited to 22 participants.

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Makey Makey Invention Literacy 
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T185
July 24; 9am - 12pm
Instructor:  Lisa Richard & Dena Statum
Location: John S. Jones Elementary School
Grades: PK-12


We invite you to join in for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award-winning Makey Makey invention kit. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.  This workshop is perfect for K12 classroom teachers.  Be sure to bring your laptop or Chromebook that has the ability to plugin a USB plug.  Tablets will not work.

*Two Makey Makey Invention Literacy kits will be given away during the session.


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Teaching Reading Through Multi-Sensory Strategies-Part 1 
PD Title #:  ECBOE-R30
July 25; 9am - 12pm
Presenters: Lori Garmon & Margaret Sholar 
Location:  Whitesboro Elementary School
Grades: PK-3

Participants will learn methods for teaching reading and spelling using multi-sensory, Visual/Auditory, Kinesthetic approaches to teaching students with dyslexia and other students with language processing deficiencies to read. Strategies and techniques may be adjusted for students at all reading levels and may be administered during individual, small group or whole group instruction. 

In Part 1, participates will become gain an understanding of the strategies and techniques used. The lessons that will be demonstrated and learned during this session consists of the following components:

· Multi-sensory strategies and resources for phonological awareness  
· Multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling phonetic and non-phonetic words
· Grade level syllable types and 4 syllable patterns for encoding/ decoding
· Explicit, multi-sensory strategies for teaching fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension

*It is recommended that participates attend both parts of this training

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Teaching Reading Through Multi-Sensory Strategies-Part 2 
PD Title:  ECBOE-R31
July 25; 1pm - 4pm 
Presenter:  Lori Garmon & Margaret Sholar
Location:  Whitesboro Elementary School
Grades: PK-3


Participants will learn methods for teaching reading and spelling using multi-sensory, Visual/Auditory, Kinesthetic approaches to teaching students with dyslexia and other students with language processing deficiencies to read. Strategies and techniques may be adjusted for students at all reading levels and may be administered during individual, small group or whole group instruction. 
In Part 2, participates will teach content using the strategies and techniques from Part 1. The lessons that will be taught during this session consists of the following components:
In the 4 main sections, there will be opportunities to read and write using new skills and a variety of multi-sensory techniques to activate visual, auditory and kinesthetic systems in each section.
Section 1 – The Three-Part Drill; visual, auditory/kinesthetic, and blending sounds.
Section 2 – Word/Sentence Dictation: is skill application in writing using finger-tapping to segment sounds/sound groups in sequence and transfer them to print. 
Section 3 – Red Words or Site Words: words that cannot be sounded out phonetically and do not follow any particular phonemic rule. 
Section 4 – Decoding, Encoding, and Syllabication; using OG techniques and The Syllable Division Book the student

*It is recommended that participates attend both parts of this training

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eProve Training-Continuous Improvement Training-CANCELLED
PD Title #:  ECBOE-CIP72919
July 29; 8am-3pm
Presenter:  Tracy Cross
Location:  UA-Gadsden Center Rooms 101 & 104
Grades: K-12

Schools are transitioning from ASSIST to eProve for continuing Improvement monitoring. In this session, participants will be introduced to the new eProve myJourney platform and begin working in the first two phases of the new implementation. Guidelines and timelines will also be given during the session.
Schools should send 1-3 people to serve on their ACIP committee to begin work on the ACIP for the 2019-2020 school year. 

*Please bring a laptop to the training.

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SchoolMessenger
PD Title #:  ECBOE-T175
July 30; 9am-12pm
Presenter:  Heather Hannah
Location: Hokes Bluff Elementary School


SchoolMessenger Teacher Webpages 101: Learn the basics for creating and maintaining teacher webpages for instruction, educational purposes, and for communication with stakeholders.

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Best Practices in School Counseling
PD Title #:  ECBOE-C22
July 31; 8am - 3pm
Presenter:  Dena Cook
Location: UA-Gadsden Center
Grades: Counselors K-12

Counselors will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices in school
counseling curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.

This session is for school counselors only.


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