Professional Development Opportunities

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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
July7/14/2015Asbestos and Indoor Air Quality
Receive a refresher on protecting school children and school employees from asbestos exposure. Learn the regulations such as inspecting schools for asbestos-containing building materials and preparing plans to take action to prevent and reduce asbestos hazards. In addition receive Indoor Air Quality training.
7/14/2015How to Create Effective 21st Century Middle Level Learners
Experience culture building protocols from National School Reform Faculty. Hear/see success stories from a successful middle school. Introduction to PBIS. Introduction to PLTW. Explore best practices in RTI. Each person attending will receive the book “DRIVE” by Daniel Pink, and a school membership in the Indiana Middle School Association.
7/28/2015ParaPro Test 9AM to noon
This is the actual test, not a review class. Only the COMPUTER version of the test will be given, not the paper/pencil version. The non-refundable fee of $75 must be received before registration is complete.
7/30/2015Formative Assessment Vendor Fair
Need more information before choosing your formative assessment vendor? This vendor fair is designed to allow you to learn more about the formative assessments options Pearson, NWEA and Acuity are offering schools. NWIESC is providing an opportunity for you to hear from these three providers so that you can make highly informed decisions about the benchmarking tool you will use for the upcoming school year.
August8/4/2015Series: Thriving in Public Education During Times of Change
This series will help foster stronger relationships, develop leadership capacity, increase cultural competency and positively impact the organizational climate. With the use of open dialogue, reflection, interactive activities, role-play and problem-solving discussions, the Mosaic Experience team guide participants through a series of workshops aimed at processing changes in public education.
8/6/2015NWIESC's Current Issues in Education Conference
The Current Issues in Education Conference is intended to create a dynamic forum for conversations about the status and future of issues in education. Possible Topics: New Standards & Assessments, Rigor in the Classroom, School Funding, Bullying, the Public’s Perception of Schools, Communication/PR, School Choice.
September9/9/2015WIDA 101
This session will provide teachers of EL students with the foundation for using the WIDA Standards in the classroom. Educators who attend this session will be considered 'WIDA trained'. Objectives for the day: Understand why WIDA ELD Standards were chosen for EL learners Examine the Guiding Principles of Language Development Understand the Performance Definitions Practice transformaing MPIs & creating Language Objectives Understand how to use the Can Do Descriptors Participate in Student Profile Activities
9/22/2015Objective Measures of Student Achievement & Growth
In response to the survey conducted by the Educator Effectiveness Office at IDOE, the ( Education Service Centers of Indiana (ESCs) have collaborated to offer three of interest to schools who are striving for excellence with their teacher evaluation process. The content of this workshop was designed with one of the 'needs improvement' areas in mind following the survey and onsite monitoring visits to schools.
October10/1/2015The Highly Effective School: Achieving Excellence with the Educator Evaluation Process
In response to the survey conducted by the Educator Effectiveness Office at IDOE, the ( Education Service Centers of Indiana (ESCs) have collaborated to offer three of interest to schools who are striving for excellence with their teacher evaluation process. The content of this workshop was designed with one of the 'needs improvement' areas in mind following the survey and onsite monitoring visits to schools.
10/29/2015Providing Effective Feedback to Support Teachers/Principal
In response to the survey conducted by the Educator Effectiveness Office at IDOE, the ( Education Service Centers of Indiana (ESCs) have collaborated to offer three of interest to schools who are striving for excellence with their teacher evaluation process. The content of this workshop was designed with one of the 'needs improvement' areas in mind following the survey and onsite monitoring visits to schools.





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