News & Views 11/1/19

News & Views Class Offerings

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Wednesday, November 6, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Cultural Competency Module 1 
(make-up session for 'Module 1; 'Reflection Training' on 8/27/19)
Wednesday, November 6th
4:30-6:00 p.m.

HOCHS, Room 318

Module 1 focuses on reflection, identity, stereotypes, and how our work contributes to student learning. Participants will be able to identify and share 3 different facets of their identity, consider a potential stereotype for a facet of their identity, and make an 'I am_____, but I am not ____”statement.  Note: Module 1, this session, is a make-up session for staff who did not complete the Reflection Training on 8/27/19 during our district wide training day.   

Note 2: This is Module 1 of 4 provided by Duluth Public Schools. Modules 1-4 are aligned to the Cultural Competency Relicensure Requirement. Staff need to complete all four Modules to meet the Cultural Competency requirement. If you completed the 8/27 Reflection training-that counts as Module 1 and you do not need to attend this training for relicensure.

 

Saturday, November 9th
Cultural Competency and the Arts Standards

(Fulfills the Complete Cultural Competency Component)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
East High School (Auditorium)

This course will use various plays to prompt discussion about all of the elements outlined in the Cultural Competency component for Minnesota teacher relicensure. We'll be using scenarios based on contemporary and classic theater to integrate the skills addressed in the new arts standards and the Cultural Competency component. Speakers who work in theater will provide anecdotes and ideas around these topics. For example, one speaker will address stage intimacy and another will share her experience working with theater troupes of color. We have invited other actors to talk about their stage experience as they relate to some of these cultural issues.

Wednesday, November 13th
Mentor Meeting/Classroom Strategies to Support ELs
4:30-5:30 p.m.
DFT Office

English Language Development (ELD) staff will present an overview about ELs, what is being done currently in the district to support ELs, as well as teaching strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms to support all students in their academic language.  Class Germain To: New Teachers

Wednesday, November 13th
Igniting Student Interest In the Wake of ACE’s and Anxiety
Session 1 Foundations
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ordean East/ Room 2132

Learn how to utilize a simple template congruent with all content areas connecting classroom-home-community applying evidenced-based neuroscience to brain-based education strategies developed over a conglomerate of 20 years. Effective on elementary, middle, secondary, and adult levels.
Prerequisities: Foundations session prior to Methods session
Session 1 Foundations: Using small group discussion and guided hands-on instruction participants will:
Arrive at cycle of symptoms, causes, and process of disconnection/anxiety, Create a basic strategy in getting to know your student audience/student voices, Define safe/comfortable environment and list necessary steps in creating one, List essential elements that make up a 'pedagogy of plenty', Formulate their understanding of neuroscience, Understand correlation between language of limbic system and executive functions, Be introduced to the strategy of bring joy back in to learning by employing Student Empowering Themselves (S.E.T.): Going for the Magic! Components: Positive Behavior, Accommodation, Modification, Adaptation Component, Early Onset of Mental Illness.

Thursday, November 14th
Igniting Student Interest In the Wake of ACE’s and Anxiety
Session 2 Methods
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ordean East/Room 2132

Learn how to utilize a simple template congruent with all content areas connecting classroom-home-community applying evidenced-based neuroscience to brain-based education strategies developed over a conglomerate of 20 years. Effective on elementary, middle, secondary, and adult levels.
Prerequisities: Foundations session prior to Methods session
Session 2 Foundation Methods, Using small group discussion and guided hands-on instruction participants will: Apply foundational knowledge, Define criterion-referenced and real world applications, Learn how S>E>T> offers building skill sets of communication, problem solving, collaboration/team building, trust, leadership, evaluation, and processing, Express in writing and share how to ignite student interest by empowering them, Review limbic system and learn about the inspiring magic of S.A.M.'s, Apply knowledge gained in this training by Creating scenario integrating S.E.T. and student orchestrated activities that relates to their specific classroom.  Components: Positive Behavior, Accommodation, Modification, Adaptation Component, Early Onset of Mental Illness.

Tuesday, November 19th
Teaching Strategies Study Group
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 302

Are you using Creative Curriculum TS Gold in your classroom? If so, this session may help answer some questions you are having about how it works. In this session we will go over Teaching Strategies Gold assessment data tracking and data entry. We will talk about how we can enter information from multiple domains. We will also include entering more than one child's data and One the Spot observations. There will be time for sharing and problem solving.
Class Germane to: Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment.  Prerequisite: Just for participants using Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies for Preschool Teachers.

Wednesday, November 20th

Cultural Competency Module 2
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 318

Cultural Competency Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 includes the following elements in a format fostering self-reflection and discussion where the focus is on deepening the teacher’s own frames of reference, potential bias in these frames, and the impact of these frames on students, students’ families, and the school communities: Racial, socioeconomic groups, American Indian and Alaskan native students, Religious diversity, Gender identity, including transgender students, Sexual orientation, Language diversity, Individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns; and Systemic racism. Module 1 (Class was 11/6) is a make up session for those that missed the 8/27/19 district wide staff development day. Combined, Modules 1-4 address all of the cultural competency relicensure components. We ask that you prioritize staff who need this relicensure component this year. Modules 2-4 will be offered two to three more times this school year, dates to be determined. 

 

Wednesday, November 20th
Igniting Student Interest In the Wake of ACE’s and Anxiety
Session 1 Foundations
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ordean East/ Room 2132

Learn how to utilize a simple template congruent with all content areas connecting classroom-home-community applying evidenced-based neuroscience to brain-based education strategies developed over a conglomerate of 20 years. Effective on elementary, middle, secondary, and adult levels.
Prerequisities: Foundations session prior to Methods session
Session 1 Foundations: Using small group discussion and guided hands-on instruction participants will:
Arrive at cycle of symptoms, causes, and process of disconnection/anxiety, Create a basic strategy in getting to know your student audience/student voices, Define safe/comfortable environment and list necessary steps in creating one, List essential elements that make up a 'pedagogy of plenty', Formulate their understanding of neuroscience, Understand correlation between language of limbic system and executive functions, Be introduced to the strategy of bring joy back in to learning by employing Student Empowering Themselves (S.E.T.): Going for the Magic! Components: Positive Behavior, Accommodation, Modification, Adaptation Component, Early Onset of Mental Illness.

Thursday, November 21st
Igniting Student Interest In the Wake of ACE’s and Anxiety
Session 2 Methods
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Ordean East/Room 2132

Learn how to utilize a simple template congruent with all content areas connecting classroom-home-community applying evidenced-based neuroscience to brain-based education strategies developed over a conglomerate of 20 years. Effective on elementary, middle, secondary, and adult levels.
Prerequisities: Foundations session prior to Methods session
Session 2 Foundation Methods, Using small group discussion and guided hands-on instruction participants will: Apply foundational knowledge, Define criterion-referenced and real world applications, Learn how S>E>T> offers building skill sets of communication, problem solving, collaboration/team building, trust, leadership, evaluation, and processing, Express in writing and share how to ignite student interest by empowering them, Review limbic system and learn about the inspiring magic of S.A.M.'s, Apply knowledge gained in this training by Creating scenario integrating S.E.T. and student orchestrated activities that relates to their specific classroom.  Components: Positive Behavior, Accommodation, Modification, Adaptation Component, Early Onset of Mental Illness.

Monday, November 25th

Cultural Competency Module 3
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 318

Cultural Competency Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 includes the following elements in a format fostering self-reflection and discussion where the focus is on deepening the teacher’s own frames of reference, potential bias in these frames, and the impact of these frames on students, students’ families, and the school communities: Racial, socioeconomic groups, American Indian and Alaskan native students, Religious diversity, Gender identity, including transgender students, Sexual orientation, Language diversity, Individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns; and Systemic racism. Module 1 (Class was 11/6), Module 2 (Class was 11/20). Combined, Modules 1-4 address all of the cultural competency relicensure components. We ask that you prioritize staff who need this relicensure component this year. Modules 2-4 will be offered two to three more times this school year, dates to be determined. 

 

Tuesday, December 3rd

Cultural Competency Module 4
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 318

Cultural Competency Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 includes the following elements in a format fostering self-reflection and discussion where the focus is on deepening the teacher’s own frames of reference, potential bias in these frames, and the impact of these frames on students, students’ families, and the school communities: Racial, socioeconomic groups, American Indian and Alaskan native students, Religious diversity, Gender identity, including transgender students, Sexual orientation, Language diversity, Individuals with disabilities and mental health concerns; and Systemic racism. Module 1 (Class was 11/6), Module 2 (Class was 11/20). Module 3 (Class was 11/25). Combined, Modules 1-4 address all of the cultural competency relicensure components. We ask that you prioritize staff who need this relicensure component this year. Modules 2-4 will be offered two to three more times this school year, dates to be determined. 

 

Tuesday, February 11th
Teaching Strategies Study Group
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 302

Are you using Creative Curriculum Lesson Planning in your classroom? In this session we will talk about how to make changes to the studies to make them fit the needs of your classroom. Entering lessons electronically, how to change the schedule to fit your day. We will go over how to finalize data in TS Gold for the winter collection period. There will be time for sharing and problem solving. 
Class Germane to: Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment.  Prerequisite: Just for participants using Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies for Preschool Teachers.

Tuesday, March 24th
Teaching Strategies Study Group
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 302

Are you using Creative Curriculum and TS Gold in your classroom? If so, you may be able to receive and give some great information. Do you have some great tricks and tips you have learned from using Creative Curriculum and TS Gold? We will be taking this time to share ways to enter photos and data electronically, using Mighty Minutes and webbing lesson plans. 
Class Germane to: Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment.  Prerequisite: Just for participants using Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies for Preschool Teachers.


Tuesday, April 21st
Teaching Strategies Study Group
4:30-6:30 p.m.
HOCHS, Room 302

Are you using Creative Curriculum and TS Gold in your classroom? In this session we will be discussing what worked, what could be improved, what will we do next year. Data dates for next year. We will go over finalizing data for TS Gold for the spring collection period. 
Class Germane to: Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment.  Prerequisite: Just for participants using Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies for Preschool Teachers.