Professional Development Opportunities
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|March||3/19/2015||Book Repair Workshop|
This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, and ripped and torn pages. Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books (preferably new or new-like) to demonstrate covering techniques; a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair; and a “naked” hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover. Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.
|3/19/2015||Follett Presents Using eBooks as Instructional Tools|
In this workshop, participants will learn how to use eBooks to bridge the gap in classroom materials by using supplemental resources. We will support your district's initiatives as educators move into a 21st Century learning environment. Participants will learn how to transform instruction by utilizing technology in the classroom through eBooks and digital resources.
|3/19/2015||Transitioning to the New 10th Grade ELA Assessment|
Former ELA teacher Julie Remschneider will address the follow objectives: An understanding of the DOK of the newly released IDOE non-secure Assessment items An understanding of the argumentative writing structure of the new assessment questions An understanding of how English 10 ECA counts toward a school’s accountability An exploration of close reading activities to use in the classroom to help prepare students for the text complexity of the reading items and the rigor of the English 10 ECA