Professional Development Opportunities
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|July||7/30/2014||Cooperative Purchasing Advantages|
Only a handful of school districts in Northwest Indiana use the K12 or IAESC cooperative purchasing programs on a regular basis. Yet, most school districts require a minimum of three price quotes before purchasing. All school districts want to save time and money. Representatives from both of these cooperative purchasing programs are willing to come to Portage to show the school districts how easy, efficient and economical purchasing can be. Best of all, there is no cost to Service Center members to use the systems.
|eLearning Conference at Chesterton High School|
|RISE or Modified RISE Training for Primary and Secondary Evaluators-September 4th & 5th|
This training is for any person who will be serving as a Primary or Secondary Evaluator for teacher evaluations! This training is based off of the RISE or a modified RISE evaluation tool! It's beneficial to attend this training to learn about observing educators and taking evidence-based notes.
|9/9/2014||Advanced Placement Literature workshop|
Increasing teacher instructional methodology and effectiveness along with improving student achievement by using differentiated, innovative strategies in preparation for the AP Literature end-of-course exam.
|9/18/2014||iPad ONLINE Training for Administrators|
Use your iPad to get work done while out of the office, stay in touch with stake- holders and have important documents and reference materials available at your fingertips. The series is presented online over 5 days.
|Lunch and Learn Webinars for Educational Office Professionals|
School and central office settings are changing and evolving, and the educational office professional is called upon to function in more leadership and management roles. In these online sessions, learn strategies for managing multiple priorities, thinking on your feet in difficult situations, and leading and directing others without formal authority.
|October||10/9/2014||Developing Quality Formative Assessments: Grades 6-12|
National consultant Nicole Vagle will provide training in effective assessment practices and design and data analysis.