Professional Development Opportunities
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|January||1/20/2015||Textbook Caravan: Social Studies K-12|
Textbook selection committees will find Textbook Caravan 2014 a rich source of information as publishers display their materials and present informative sessions for K-12 Social Studies. Location: Radisson Star Plaza, Merrillville.
|February||2/5/2015||Transitioning to the NEW 10th Grade Math Assessments|
Former IDOE Math Specialist Laurie Ferry will address: What changes in instruction and content are suggested for students to be successful on the NEW assessments? How can these changes be embedded into the classroom? This Spring’s Algebra 1 ECA contains a NEW school accountability section highlighting the 2014 IAS. This one-day workshop focuses on the transition to the NEW 10th grade Algebra 1 ECA. Preparations for the 2015-16 10th Grade Summative Assessment will also be a targeted focus in this session.
|2/12/2015||Indiana CCR ELA Standards and WIDA ELD Standards in Action: Differentiation|
English language learners need instruction that is differentiated for their diverse proficiency levels. Participants will collaborate on how to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing WIDA tools while taking academic language into consideration. This workshop has been designed for K-12 teachers, language specialists, administrators, curriculum development specialists, and support staff who are familiar with WIDA Standards and Indiana CCR Standards.
|2/18/2015||Media/Technology and Library Networking Sessions|
The Northwest Indiana Education Service Center will host networking sessions for media/technology and library personnel. All Media Specialists, Library Aides, and Technology Directors are invited to attend.
|2/24/2015||Non-Traditional Social Studies Resources Vendor Fair|
This vendor fair is for those schools looking for the digital, non-traditional Social Studies Resources for all grades that can be used with a variety of technology.
|March||3/4/2015||Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level|
The popularity of the “Genius Hour” or 20% Time projects have made educators take a closer look at innovation. But does innovation just happen? Does providing “freedom” necessarily lead to innovation on its own? Should education leaders look at providing a separate class for innovation? In this session, you will brainstorm how to integrate “Genius Hour” into any grade level and curriculum.