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					     Professional Development




        Waukegan Public Schools
                District #60
  Professional Development Opportunities
               Summer 2010




Please enroll for the following sessions using our District Staff
        Development System found on Inside Edition
                            Descriptions are in back.
        Times and locations are located on the Staff Development System




               If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
             Amy Grossman at agrossman@wps60.org or 847.599.3905
                                                 Week of June 7-11

Monday June 7, 2010                                          Wednesday June 9, 2010

CPI Initial Training (2 day training)                        CPI Refresher
SCERTS Training (3 day training)                             SCERTS Training Day 3
Differentiation Theory into Practice (2 day training)        Differentiation Theory into Practice- 3 Sessions (2
                                                             day training)
Tuesday June 8, 2010                                         MAP- Climbing the Data Ladder
                                                             Project CRISS Level 2- Day 2
CPI Initial Training Day 2
SCERTS Training Day 2                                        Thursday June 10, 2010
Differentiation Theory into Practice Day 2
MAP- Stepping Stones                                         Structured Teaching
Project CRISS Level 2- 4 days                                Differentiation Theory into Practice- 3 Sessions
                                                             Day2
                                                             Project CRISS Level 2- Day 3
                                                             MAP- Growth and Goals

                                                             Friday June 11, 2010

                                                             Project CRISS Level 2- Day 4
                                                             Structured Teaching


                                               Week of June 14-18

Monday June 14, 2010                                         Wednesday June 16, 2010

Differentiation Theory into Practice (2 day training)        Differentiation Theory into Practice (2 Day training)
Differentiating Instruction with Technology                  Creating Effective Web Pages

Tuesday June 15, 2010                                        Thursday June 17, 2010

Differentiation Theory into Practice Day 2                   Differentiation Theory into Practice Day 2
Integrating the Internet into Your Content Area              Web Quest Design

                                                             Friday June 18, 2010

                                                             Integrating Interactive Whiteboards into Your
                                                             Curriculum (SMART BOARDS)


                                        Week of June 21-25

Monday June 21, 2010                                         Thursday June 24, 2010

Project CRISS Strategies Grades 4-6 (2 day training)         Project CRISS Strategies Grades 4-6 Day 2
Differentiation- Train-the-Trainer Model (5 day              Differentiation- Train-the-Trainer Model Day 4
training) INVITE ONLY
Phonemic Awareness-                                          Friday June 25, 2010

Tuesday June 22, 2010                                        Differentiation- Train-the-Trainer Model Day 5

Project CRISS Strategies Grades 4-6 Day 2
Differentiation- Train-the-Trainer Model Day 2
Phonemic Awareness-


Wednesday June 23, 2010

Project CRISS Strategies Grades 4-6(2 day training)
Differentiation- Train-the-Trainer Model Day 3
                                         Week of June 28-July 2

Monday June 28, 2010
                                                       Wednesday June 30, 2010
National Geographic- Using Non-Fiction
Teaching or supporting grades 1-3                      DI- Theory into Practice- Day 3
DI- Theory Into Practice- 4 afternoons
                                                       Thursday July 1, 2010
Tuesday June 29, 2010
                                                       DI- Theory into Practice- Day 4
National Geographic- Using Non-Fiction
Teaching or supporting grades 4-6
DI- Theory into Practice- Day 2

                                            Week of July 5-9

Monday July 5, 2010                                    Wednesday July 7, 2010

Tuesday July 6, 2010                                   Thursday July 8, 2010




                                           Week of July 12-16

Monday July 12, 2010                                   Wednesday July 14, 2010

Tuesday July 13, 2010                                  Thursday July 15, 2010



                                           Week of July 19-23

Monday July 19, 2010                                   Wednesday July 21, 2010

Tuesday July 20, 2010                                  Thursday July 22, 2010



                                           Week of July 26-30

Monday July 26, 2010                                   Wednesday July 28,2010

Tuesday July 27, 2010                                  CPI Initial Training- 2 day training
                                                       Mentor Training- Day 2
Mentor Training- 2 day training
                                                       Thursday July 29, 2010

                                                       CPI Initial Training- 2 day training


                                          Week of August 2-6

Monday August 2, 2010                                  Wednesday August 4, 2010

Tuesday August 3, 2010                                 Mentor Training- Day 2

Mentor Training- 2 day training                        Thursday August 5, 2010
                                          Week of August 9-13

Monday August 9, 2010                                  Wednesday August 11, 2010

ELL WIDA Standards- 2 day training                     New Peer Coach Training- Day 3
New Peer Coach Training- 3 day training                SIOP- 3 day training
                                                       Mentor Training- 2 day training

Tuesday August 10, 2010                                Thursday August 12, 2010
                                                       SIOP- Day 2
ELL WIDA Standards- Day 2                              Mentor Training- Day 2
New Peer Coach Training- Day 2
                                                       Friday August 13, 2010

                                                       SIOP- Day 3



                                          Week of August 16-20

Monday August 16, 2010                                 Wednesday August 18, 2010

MAP Training- Climbing the Data Ladder                 MAP Training- Stepping Stones

Tuesday August 17, 2010                                Thursday August 19, 2010

MAP Training- Climbing the Data Ladder                 MAP Training- Growth and Goals

                                                       Friday August 20, 2010

                                                       MAP Training- Growth and Goals
                                              Workshop Descriptions


Technology:
Differentiating Instruction with Technology
The purpose of this course is to give participants a deep understanding for how technology can be used as a tool for
differentiating instruction. The course will cover the how, what, and why of differentiation and prepare teachers to use the
tools that they have in their classrooms to change the learning environment.
All are welcome to sign-up

Integrating the Internet into Your Content Area
Internet resources—ranging from sites providing real-time data to sites providing streaming video and interactive
demonstrations—provide teachers with the raw materials that they need to better implement inquiry-based teaching - a
critical piece of the National Education Standards.
This workshop gives teachers the opportunity to explore some of the best Internet resources for teachers and to build
those resources into a classroom lesson plan.
All are welcome to sign-up

Creating Effective Web Pages
The goal of these activities is to help teachers understand the effective educational uses of teacher- or student-created
Web pages. Participants will produce a storyboard and outline for a Web page that will help them meet the learning
objectives and standards in their own classrooms.
All are welcome to sign-up

Web Quest Design
Participants will learn how to plan, develop and present their own web quest. This workshop will include how to use
Microsoft Office to create a web quest. Other topics to be covered are graphics control, hyper linking, color theory and
design for web. Participants should either have used existing web quests, or completed the “Wonderful World of Web
Quests” workshop.
All are welcome to sign-up

Integrating Interactive Whiteboards into the Curriculum
Participants will explore multiple instances of successful interactive whiteboard integration in the classroom. Research will
be covered on the effects that interactive whiteboard integration has on student participation and learning opportunities.
Examples of board to web technology, specific curriculum driven whiteboard technologies and hand writing recognition
technologies will be covered.
All are welcome to sign-up


Assessment:

MAP- Stepping Stones to Using Data- All are welcome to sign-up

During this session, attendees work with the reports available after their first test season. Staff members will analyze their
data, learn to interpret data, and engage with other faculty to create an environment responsive to the needs of all
students. This one-day workshop is designed to help teachers and building administrators understand and interpret
assessment report data for the purpose of improving student learning. Understanding test data is essential for districts to
be able to gauge the effectiveness of programs. With this understanding, educators can make better informed decisions
related to school and classroom improvement programs. Districts are encouraged to have as many teachers as possible
attend this training. In this training participants will:


     •    Learn how to access, analyze, and interpret data.
     •    Learn how to use Instructional Resources reports.
     •    Preview NWEA resources.
     •    Plan together to use data in on-going work.

Climbing the Data Ladder – All are welcome to sign-up

During this session, attendees learn to apply the information available on reports to their instructional practices.
Participants learn how to use test results to differentiate instruction, form flexible groups, and develop strategies for
ensuring instruction meets the needs of every student. This one-day workshop is designed primarily for teachers. After
developing the skills to understand and interpret data in the Stepping Stones to Using Data workshop, teachers are often
challenged by how to best apply data directly to improve classroom instructional practices. This workshop will focus on:
     •    Methods of differentiation
     •    Using state standards and DesCartes in lesson planning
     •    Creating instructional ladders
     •    Using Lexile reading scores

Participants will learn more about using tools such as DesCartes and the Lexile Framework® for Reading to differentiate
instruction and improve learning.

Growth and Goals- All are welcome to sign-up

During this session, attendees use growth data as the basis for establishing and evaluating goals. Participants learn how
to work with students to set growth targets and understand how to analyze data over time to identify effective programs
and instructional practices.

This one-day workshop is designed for teachers and members of the District Leadership Team. Participants will develop
capacity to evaluate growth data and engage in effective goal setting practices.

This workshop will focus on:

     •    Growth norms and research
     •    Evaluating growth patterns
     •    Setting goals

At least two seasons of data are required.


Special Education/Crisis Intervention

SCERTS A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Educational Curriculum for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,
including assessment and implementation of program Requirements: Psychologist, social worker, SLP, OT /PT or
teachers of ASD students

Structured Teaching Structures and Strategies for the classroom environment Requirements: Core District Autism
Team and Teachers of ASD students

CPI Initial Training The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training is a two day workshop. It involves the study and practice of
crisis prevention methods, which verbal de-escalation, restraint positions, transport techniques, and team strategies. This
is a two day workshop (June 7th and 8th). You must attend both days to receive credit. Please wear comfortable
clothing and tennis shoes. There will be physical activities. This training is during the week after the last day of school. It is
voluntary to attend. All are welcome to sign-up

CPI Refresher This is a refresher course for the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training program (CPI). This refresher is
designed to help improve a participants understanding of key program concepts, enhance their skills, and answer any
questions the participant may have about how to apply the information to your current job function. Requirements: You
must have taken a CPI course in the past 12 months in order to take this course

Curriculum Strategies
Project CRISS stands for Creating Independence through Student Owned Strategies. It provides a framework for
including strategy instruction across the curriculum in content area instruction.
Program Goals for Project CRISS are:
* To learn how to plan for in-depth learning
* To learn how to guide and facilitate student learning
* To learn how to assist students with relating new knowledge to what they already know or have already experienced
* To learn how to help students involve themselves in learning through writing, organizing and discussion
* To learn how to help students monitor their own learning and know what to do when they have problems with
comprehension.
* To learn how to help students take charge of their learning and know of variety of strategies to meet different learning
tasks Both days of training are required. This training is limited to 30 teachers who will be teaching or supporting
grades 4-6 in the 2010 - 2011 school year. Participants will be paid for 12 hours of training at the rate of $35.00
per hour.


National Geographic- Non Fiction
The goals of this session are:
*Learn research-based strategies that provide access to expository text using a gradual release model.
*Develop a solid understanding of the role vocabulary development plays in academic success.
*Practice specialized strategies designed to scaffold instruction and provide access to expository text for all learners.
* Integrate research-based comprehension strategies across the curriculum in all content areas.
Requirements: This training is limited to 30 teachers who will be teaching or supporting grades 1-3 (6/28) and
grades 4-6 (6/29) in the 2010 - 2011 school year. Participants will be paid for 12 hours of training at the rate of
$35.00 per hour.


Phonemic Awareness Training in understanding the research base and the implementation of the Heggerty Phonemic
Awareness program for primary students will be presented by Nancy Wells. Nancy is an experienced consultant for this
program. Requirements: This session is limited to teachers whose buildings are currently using Michael
Heggerty's Phonemic Awareness program and who will be teaching or supporting instruction in the program in
the 2010-2011 school year.

DI Training Differentiation of Instruction- Theory into Practice is a twelve hour training that includes five modules of
training: Introduction to the concept of DI, the role of assessment in DI Low preparation, High-impact strategies materials
and activities for starting out with DI, Differentiation of Content through tiering and curriculum compacting, and
Management of the Differentiated Classroom. Direct applications to our programs and students will be made and time for
Action Planning for your classroom will be included. Staff members who have experienced this training this school year
have found it to be most valuable. Requirements: All four days of training are required. This session is limited to
teachers who will be teaching grades K-6 in the 2010-2011 school year.

ELL Training

SIOP The SIOP Model* is a research-based and validated model of sheltered instruction. Professional development in the
SIOP Model helps teachers plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to acquire academic knowledge as they
develop English language proficiency. Requirements: Two days of training required. Open to any staff member.

WIDA Standards The WIDA Consortium's English Language Proficiency Standards for English Language Learners
(ELLs) in PreKindergarten through Grade 12 encompass:

     •    Social and Instructional language
     •    the language of Language Arts
     •    the language of Mathematics
     •    the language of Science
     •    the language of Social Studies

The WIDA ELP Standards are designed as a curriculum and instruction planning tool. They help educators determine
children's ELP levels and how to appropriately challenge them to reach higher levels. Requirements: Three days of
training required. Open to any staff member.


Peer Coaching/ Mentoring

New Peer Coach Training- Peer Coaching is an alternative to Administrative Tenured Evaluation. It is a program open to
tenured teachers who meet the necessary qualifications of Peer Coaching. New Peer Coaches Only
                                                                    st
Mentor Training- Training on our new district “Mentoring in the 21 Century” program. Must be a tenured teacher

				
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