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									                ELEMENTARY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
                         July 23 – Aug. 2, 2007

                               Chisholm Trail Middle School
                    Directions: http://www.roundrockisd.org/home/index.asp?page=361


 Registration on eCampus:
     o Initial registration window: April 3 – May 25, 2007
     o Classes with the required minimum of 15 registrants will remain open until the
         date the class is offered (as long as there are vacancies)
     o Classes with fewer than 15 registrants by May 26, 2007 will be cancelled

 All registrants should regularly check their RRISD email (by remote access during the
  summer) to check for updates/cancellations.

 Workshops are full days (8:30 – 4:30) unless otherwise indicated on this document. (Half
  day workshops will meet 8:30 – 12:00, or 1:00 – 4:30.)

 In the event of an unavoidable, last minute emergency, registrants should access their
  eCampus transcript and drop the class so that educators on the waiting list will have the
  opportunity to fill any vacancies. IF CANCELLING WITH 3 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE
  THE CLASS MEETING DATE, PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL REBECCA PRIEST
  (464.5137) TO DROP THE COURSE.

 This document will be regularly updated and may be accessed via the Professional
   Development website: http://www.roundrockisd.org/home/index.asp?page=1217

 Participants will pick up a map with room assignments in the foyer of Chisholm Trail
   Middle School on the date(s) of the workshop(s)




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CROSS CURRICULAR
(2620.9072) Connect with Connected Tech – July 31, 8:30 – 12:00
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K-8 Teachers

In this half day workshop, learn how Connected Tech can help you enhance student achievement by integrating technology skills into core
curriculum: reading and language arts, math, science, and social studies. Promote academic performance with alignments to TEKS/TAKS.
Assign virtual lessons to your students.

(2620.9073) Digital Stories with Photostory – July 25, 8:30 – 12:00
Presenters: TBA
Audience: All RRISD educators

In this half day workshop explore how to enhance your classroom instruction and engage your students through the creation of digital stories
using Photostory. Learn to combine photos, music, and voice narration to bring depth and passion to your curriculum.

(2620.9075) Mind Mapping, Webs, and Graphic Organizers with Kidspiration – July 26, 8:30 – 12:00
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Elementary educators with campus access to Kidspiration

In this half day workshop, educators will explore how to use Kidspiration to help students learn to organize information, understand concepts,
create stories, and express and share thoughts. Create lessons and templates that can be accessed by your students.

(2620.9076) Mind Mapping, Webs, and Graphic Organizers with Inspiration – July 26, 1:00 – 4:30
Presenters: TBA
Audience: Elementary and secondary staff with access to Inspiration on their campus

In this half day workshop, participants will learn how to use Inspiration to help students strengthen critical thinking, comprehension, and writing
across the curriculum in language arts, science, social studies, and anytime to structure research, organize information and thought processes.

(2620.9078) TeacherWeb for Beginners – July 31, 8:30 – 12:00
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K–12 teachers

In this half day workshop you will create your own teacher website with TeacherWeb learning the basic features to communicate with your
students and parents. TeacherWeb websites are a requirement at most schools.

(2620.9079) TeacherWeb for Advanced Users – July 31, 1:00 – 4:30
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K– 12 teachers

In this half day workshop enhance your TeacherWeb site with Newsflash, Online quizzes, web quests, slate page, and more advanced
features.

(2620.9080) Student Response Device System (“clickers”) in the Classroom, Part 1 – July 24, 8:30 – 12:00
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K–12 teachers who have access to Turning Point Systems (library), librarians, Instructional Technology Specialists

In this half day beginner class teachers will learn how to use Turning Point (student response devise system) in their curriculum areas to
enhance instructional presentations, assess instruction and gather data. Teachers create PowerPoint embedding questions into daily lessons,
or create quizzes or games (Jeopardy) to review concepts.




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(2620.9081) Student Response Device System (“clickers”) in the Classroom, Part 2 – July 24, 1:00 – 4:30
Presenters: TBA
Audience: K–12 teachers who have access to Turning Point Systems (library), librarians, Instructional Technology Specialists

In this half day follow-up to the beginner class teachers will continue to develop PowerPoint presentations with TurningPoint questions
embedded throughout the lesson. Teachers will also learn how to add students and create reports further customizing the system to meet their

(1967.9015) Overcoming the Mean Girl Syndrome: Helping Girls Establish Healthy Relationships – July 25
Presenters: Marci Godbee
Audience: K-12

Relational Aggression (bullying among girls) is a growing phenomenon in the United States. More and more women and teenage girls are
committing violent acts in response to their environment. This seminar will explore the concept of Relational Aggression, the symptoms and
signs of Relational Aggression, but most importantly the resources and tolls to help girls develop and maintain healthy friendships throughout
their lives.
classroom and curricular needs.

(1967.9016) Overcoming the Mean Girl Syndrome: Helping Girls Establish Healthy Relationships – July 30
Presenters: Pam Butler and Marci Godbee
Audience: K-12

Relational Aggression (bullying among girls) is a growing phenomenon in the United States. More and more women and teenage girls are
committing violent acts in response to their environment. This seminar will explore the concept of Relational Aggression, the symptoms and
signs of Relational Aggression, but most importantly the resources and tolls to help girls develop and maintain healthy friendships throughout
their lives.


ESL/SIOP/BILINGUAL
(2985.9044) Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners/Preparation for the TExES ESL Certification
Supplemental Test #154 - August 1 – 2 (2 day workshop)
Presenters: Miriam Melian, Julianne Gula and Michele Collins
Audience: Campus Administrators, counselors and teachers K-12
Location: PAC, Green Room

Participants will come away from this training with an understanding of research-based, effective instructional methods and techniques for
classrooms as well as preparation for the TExES ESL certification test. Participants register for the TExES supplement test #154 on the State
Boad of Education Certification website: http://texas.ets.org.

Deadline for registration for the August 8 test date is July 06. Later dates for the 2007-2008 school year have not been named.



ELA
(2387.9102) Strategies and Documentation for on-going Progress Monitoring – July 25
Presenter: Donna Perez
Audience: Elementary campus based and Dyslexia Teachers

Strategies for developing progress monitoring with the dyslexia students and plotting the documentation to determine student progress.
Strategies for differentiating instruction and/or curriculum for students who have mastery of the on-going progress monitoring or reteaching
ideas for those students who have not mastered the curriculum will be discussed.




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(2387.9103) Advanced Running Record Analysis – Aug. 2
Presenters: Donna Perez
Audience: Reading Specialists

This session will review: conventions for recording running records, in-depth miscue analysis of running records, using the running record with
older students to look for different signs of progress, specific prompts to elicit cognitive shifts and scaffold the child’s learning, and teaching
points that enhance a student’s item knowledge while also reinforcing a strategic teaching point.

(2387.9101) Dyslexia Awareness and Strategies for Dyslexia Students In The Classroom – July 26
Presenters: Donna Perez
Audience: All-level Teachers

This session will integrate the dyslexia simulation giving the audience a sense of what the dyslexia students may experience in the classroom
and strategies for the students in the classroom.

(2980.8985) Phonological Awareness Screening and Woodcock Munoz Assessment Training (English and
Spanish) – July 26 and Aug 21 (note 8/21 follow up in Board Room - 2980.8986)
Presenters: Cathy Davis and Irma Hernandez
Audience: Pre-kindergarten Teachers

Participants will become skilled at administering the PALS and Woodcock Munoz assessments. Teachers will have hands on experience
administering the test to each other. These assessments are in English and Spanish.

(2387.9022) Round Rock Writing Academy – Grade 4 - July 23
Presenter(s): Lara Heine, Tasha Pittman and Corinna Haworth
Audience: 4th Grade

Participants are actively involved in the writing process as they review best practices for developing and inspiring proficient to expert writers.
Process strategies focus on differentiating writing instruction for all learners, as well as providing effective feedback to student writers.
Participants will dialogue about effective instruction with respect to the state assessment and student expectations for fourth grade writing.
Teachers collaborate with professionals from across the district with similar assignments to share best practices and writing strategies for
Fourth Grade

(2387.9023) Guided Reading in Grades K-2 – July 24
Presenters: Kasie Thibodaux and Sherri Peterson
Audience: K-2

Participants will be provided a clear understanding of the purpose and importance of Guided Reading. Topics reviewed are stages of reading
development, best practices in guided reading, running records, flexible grouping for guided reading, and good management practices.

(2387.9024) Round Rock Writing Academy – Grades 2-3 - July 24
Presenters: Lara Heine and Michelle Morgan
Audience: Grades 2-3

Participants are actively involved in the writing process as they review best practices for developing writers. Process strategies focus on
differentiating writing instruction for all learners, as well as providing effective feedback to student writers. Teachers collaborate with
professionals across the district with similar assignments to share best practices and writing strategies in Grades 2 and 3.

(2387.9025) Creating Curriculum Based Assessments – July 25
Presenters: Jenna Tintera, Melinda Williams and D’Ann Laskowski
Audience: Grades 2-5

Participants will learn to write curriculum based assessments to determine student reading accuracy, rate and comprehension in reading, social
studies, and science texts. A copy of the book, Models of Curriculum Based Assessment will be provided to participants.




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(2387.9028) Literacy Work Stations – Focused on High Stakes TEKS/SEs – July 25
Presenters: April Crawford and Amie Schultz
Audience: Grades K-3

Participants will have a brief overview of Debbie Diller’s Literacy Work Stations processes and procedures for effective literacy work stations.
Through a make and take workshop, participants will create work stations activities focused on high stakes TEKS/SEs.

(2387.9027) Round Rock Writing Academy – Grade 5 - July 25
Presenters: Lara Heine and Patty McLelland
Audience: Grade 5

Participants are actively involved in the writing process as they review best practices for refining writing skills in fiction and non-fiction writing.
Process strategies focus on differentiating writing instruction for all learners, as well as providing effective feedback to student writers.
Participants will dialogue about written reflection through journaling and using expository text opportunities to expand writing in Science.
Teachers collaborate with professionals from across the district with similar assignments to share best practices and writing strategies for Fifth
Grade.

(2387.9029) Round Rock Writing Academy – Grades K-1 - July 26
Presenters: Mary Beth Cordon and Teresa Terry
Audience: Grades K-1

Participants are actively involved in the writing process as they review best practices for beginning writers. Process strategies focus on
differentiating writing instruction for all learners, as well as providing effective feedback to student writers. Teachers collaborate with
professionals from across the district with similar assignments to share best practices and writing strategies in Grades K-1.

(2387.9033) Heart of Texas Writing Project - Grades K-5– July 31
Presenters: Leslie Quarnaccio
Audience: Grades K-5

This training will provide explicit details on how to implement writing workshop, the writing process, and using the 6+1 Traits rubrics in the
writing process.

(2387.9031) 6+1 Traits Training - Grades K-2 – July 30
Presenters: Amie Schultz and April Crawford
Audience: Grades K-2

The 6+1 Trait Writing framework is a powerful way to learn and use a common language to refer to characteristics of writing as well as create a
common vision of what 'good' writing looks like. Teachers and students can use the 6+1 Traits model to pinpoint areas of strength and
weakness as they continue to focus on improved writing.

(2387.9032) 6+1 Traits Training - Grades 3-5 – July 30
Presenters: Carrie Stymska and Stephanie Rodriguez
Audience: Grades 3-5

The 6+1 Trait Writing framework is a powerful way to learn and use a common language to refer to characteristics of writing as well as create a
common vision of what 'good' writing looks like. Teachers and students can use the 6+1 Traits model to pinpoint areas of strength and
weakness as they continue to focus on improved writing.

(2387.9030) Primary Reading Workshop – K-2 – July 26
Presenters: Melissa McCarroll and Sheryl Whited
Audience: Grades K-2

The Reading Workshop is an organizational framework that provides a physical and social environment for reading, dialogue, and response to
reading. It also provides numerous opportunities for reading and comprehension instruction. Helping novice readers learn how to comprehend
literature and other texts requires teachers to demonstrate what proficient readers do by making our reading processes "visible" through
thinking aloud and discussing the comprehension practices we use to make sense of texts. This workshop will focus on the role of literature in
the reading workshop, creating invested discussions, and the modeling of reading instruction that provides demonstrations, guided practice and
reflective opportunities for developing reading comprehension lessons.


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(2387.9034) Guided Reading - Grades 3-5 – Aug 1
Presenters: Jenna Tintera, Megan Fettig and Kirsten Prudhomme
Audience: Grades 3-5

Participants will learn how to choose the best resources for guided reading lessons, how to plan for before, during, and after guided reading
groups, and how to differentiate for the ELL learner.

(2387.9026) Running Records – Administering, analyzing, and documenting to inform instruction –
July 25
Presenter: Melissa McCarroll
Audience: Grades K-5

Running records are among the most effective means of assessing students in reading. They offer a "window into the brain" of young readers
as their reading skills grow and change. The information you gain as you do running records is invaluable for informing instruction. Running
records are used to form reading groups, to guide them, and to make instructional decisions for individual students and the class as a whole.
They can shape the way you teach.

(2389.9083) PK Strategies for Concepts of Print, Pre-Writing and Writing – July 25,
8:30 – 12:00
Presenter: Cathy Davis
Audience: Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers

In this half day workshop, teachers will leave with a toolkit of strategies and the scientific basis for the strategies to teach systematically and
intentionally pre writing, writing via reader response and journals in a developmentally appropriate manner.

(2389.9082) PK Strategies for Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Development – July 24,
8:30 – 12:00
Presenter: Cathy Davis
Audience: Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers

In this half day workshop, teachers will leave with a toolkit of strategies and the scientific basis for the strategies to teach systematically and
intentionally phonemic and phonological awareness in a developmentally appropriate manner.



FINE ARTS
(2606.9036) Elementary Music – “Collaborative ARRC Unit Writing Focusing On Generalizations, Essential
Questions and Assessments” – July 31
Presenter Lisa Roebuck
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers

Teachers will collaborate on writing generalizations, essential questions and assessments that correspond with the ARRC.

(2606.9035) Elementary Music – “Music Integration with Language Arts and Instructional Best Practices for
the Music Classroom” – Aug 2
Presenter: Lisa Roebuck
Audience: Elementary Music Teachers

Quality instructional strategies for the elementary music classroom will be shared. Processes as well as TEKS integration between language
arts and music will be highlighted.

(2606.9037) Elementary Art – “Painting Large with the Elementary Child” – Aug 1
Presenters: Mercia Schron and Gayle Clark
Audience: Elementary Art Teachers



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This session will focus on working larger than 12X18 in the RRISD art room. Each participant will leave large exemplars, lesson plans and
support materials aligned to the ARRC. Join experienced instructors and paint large!


GIFTED & TALENTED
(2983.9005) Advanced Primary Readers – Aug 1
Presenter: Beth Moore
Audience: Primary K-2 Teachers


In this session, participants will look at the characteristics of primary students who are advanced in the area of reading and explore a variety of
strategies to meet their needs and provide challenge for them in the classroom. Materials from the Texas Reading Initiative Task Force for the
Education of Primary Gifted Children will be utilized.

(2472.9006) Tiered Lessons – July 24
Presenter: Nicole Shannon
Audience: K-5 Teachers

This session will focus on taking the mystery out of tiering a lesson. Participants will learn the basics behind tiered lessons. Participants will be
exposed to tiered lessons from different subject area and will also collaborate to create a tiered lesson. Handouts will be given so that easy
tiering can be put into practice in their own classrooms immediately. This session will meet the G/T six hour update requirements.

(2983.9007) Got Questions? – July 24
Presenter: Sheila Mulbry & Sue Tjon
Audience: General Education and TAG Cluster Teachers – Elementary and Middle School

Learn how to extend your differentiation to include higher level questioning and thinking. Participants will learn practical applications for several
topics, including types of questions and questioning strategies, convergent and divergent questioning, SCAMPER technique, Tony Ryan’s
Thinkers’ Keys, mind-mapping, and questioning using Bloom’s Assessment and accountability issues with differentiation or tiered assignments
will also be addressed. Teachers are encouraged to bring ideas for developing differentiation activities.

(2983.9004) Get Inside Their Heads: How the Gifted Brain Thinks – July 23
Presenter: Sheila Mulbry & Sue Tjon
Audience: Elementary and Middle School, General Education and TAG Cluster Teachers

How are the brains of gifted students different? What kinds of strategies are particularly effective for students with particular gifts? What can we
do to help gifted students who are underachievers? How can we identify and help students who are both gifted and learning disabled? Come
see what the research says about these questions and more!

(2983.9008) Giftedness in Poverty – July 23
Presenter: Sandra Martinez
Audience: Bilingual and Regular Education Teachers at Title I Schools

The purpose of this course is to provide teachers with information that will help them to identify giftedness in children from lower socioeconomic
backgrounds, as well as, what do in the classroom once they are identified.


LIBRARIANS
(2362.9086) Database Training Updates/Online Selecting and Purchasing with Book Vendors – Aug. 2
Presenter: Carlyn Gray
Audience: K- 12 Librarians

This workshop will keep librarians up-to-date on features of approximately 35 different online databases used to support student and teacher
learning. Participants will also review procedures for purchasing and processing new books, audio visual items and equipment.



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MATH
(2988.9087) Cognitively Guided Instruction – July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 2 (3 day initial workshop with full day
follow up on Sept. 27 and 1 ½ hour after school sessions on Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28
Presenters: Elaine Mechler & Jenna Tintera
Audience: K – 5 teachers

This course offers problem solving based strategies for teaching math for conceptual understanding. It covers the research done at the
University of Wisconsin on how students learn mathematics. Participants will learn to plan their mathematics lessons based on their students’
thinking. Participants will meet three full days in July and one full day on Sept. 27. Four 1.5 hour follow up sessions are planned for continued
support throughout the year.

(2836.8966) TEXTEAMS Rethinking Middle School Mathematics: Geometry across the TEKS – July 24-26
Presenters: Carol Gautier, Janet Palermo
Audience: 5th-8th Grade Math teachers; HS Double-Block Geometry teachers, HS/MS Special Education Math teachers; Elementary and Middle
School TAG Teachers

Participants will explore algebraic connections, coordinate geometry, conjecture, and justification which are woven into the topics of geometric
structure, transformations, triangles, planar figures and solid figures. Much of the institute is build on learning experiences that develop and
promote the power of using concrete experiences to introduce and build geometric concepts. Throughout the institute, multiple representations
are utilized to assist educators and students in making connections, understanding mathematical concepts and reasoning in meaningful and
complex ways. (18 hours GT credit)

(2978.8973) TAG-ifying Middle School Math – July 31
Presenters: Carol Gautier and Janet Palermo
Audience: MS Math Teachers, especially 6th/7th Accelerated teachers and 6th/7th TAG teachers; MS Algebra I teachers; Elementary TAG Math
4th/5th teachers

Looking for ways to make TAG mathematics truly TAG? This workshop will explore the new TAG curriculum. We will concentrate on
instructional strategies that approach middle school mathematics from the TAG perspective. (6 hours GT credit)


SCIENCE
(2541.8975) Science Journaling, Writing about Inquiry (Primary - K-2) – July 24
Presenter: Patty McLelland & Maggie Huerta
Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers

Participants in this full day session will explore how sciences journals/notebooks get to write about inquiry-based science experiences. We will
learn how to transfer “3D to 2D” knowledge in an authentic way that not only shows what students learn, but allows them to reflect and
internalize the concepts. We will look at various ways to engage the students in journaling that will hook their interest, promote their literary,
skills, develop their scientific processes skills, and provide teachers insight into students’ ideas, strengths, difficulties, and preferences.
Participants will create a “Professional Journal” while learning how to use journals in their classroom as effective tools to make science (and all
subjects) more meaningful for students as they observe, record, and reflect on what they’ve learned.

(2541.8976) Science Journaling, Writing about Inquiry (Intermediate - 3rd – 5th) – July 26
Presenter: Patty McLelland & Odalid Guerra
Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

Participants in this full day session will explore how sciences journals/notebooks get to write about inquiry-based science experiences. We will
learn how to transfer “3D to 2D” knowledge in an authentic way that not only shows what students learn, but allows them to reflect and
internalize the concepts. We will look at various ways to engage the students in journaling that will hook their interest, promote their literary,
skills, develop their scientific processes skills, and provide teachers insight into students’ ideas, strengths, difficulties, and preferences.
Participants will create a “Professional Journal” while learning how to use journals in their classroom as effective tools to make science (and all
subjects) more meaningful for students as they observe, record, and reflect on what they’ve learned.




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(2541.8977) Targeting the Gap through Best Practices in Teaching Science (TAKS Obj. 3 & 4) – July 25
Presenter: Patty McLelland, Jackie Garcia & Daniel Brillhart
Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

This full day session focus on creating a comprehensive Science program to help students be more successful on Science TAKS in 5th grade.
Participants will use hands-on learning with materials from top quality resources to build comprehensive lessons that incorporate all of the
elements of the SIOP Model (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). These will include: inquiry, hands-on active learning, student to
student interactions, and reflective thinking. This promises to be high energy, fast-paced, interactive, fun day of learning!

(2541.9064) Strategies for Engaging Students in Quality Science through Field Experiences, Grades K-2
(Primary - K – 2) – July 23
Presenter: Mary Beth Cordon, Maggie Huerta & Anita Gordon
Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers

This full day session focuses on authentic, engaging learning opportunities for students. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on active learning,
conceptual understanding, higher order thinking skills, and questioning techniques as teachers learn about creating TEKS based field trips that
require very little, if any money. Participants will get to see and hear from RRISD teachers who have used TEKS based field trips to raise the
bar in their classrooms. Part of the day will be out in the field exploring a site and developing TEKS based experiences that give students a real
world connection to help them be more successful on Science TAKS in 5th grade.

(2541.9065) Strategies for Engaging Students in Quality Science through Field Experiences (Intermediate 3rd
– 5th) – July 23
Presenter: Patty McLelland, Minerva Villarreal, David Robenhorst & Anita Gordon
Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

This full day session focuses on authentic, engaging learning opportunities for students. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on active learning,
conceptual understanding, higher order thinking skills, and questioning techniques as teachers learn about creating TEKS based field trips that
require very little, if any money. Participants will get to see and hear from RRISD teachers who have used TEKS based field trips to raise the
bar in their classrooms. Part of the day will be out in the field exploring a site and developing TEKS based experiences that give students a real
world connection to help them be more successful on Science TAKS in 5th grade.

(2541.9067) Beyond Centers: Inquiry in the Primary Classroom – Grades K-2 – July 26
Presenters: Tara Putnam, Margo Vogelpohl, and Patty McLelland
Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers

This is a full day session focuses on authentic, engaging learning opportunities for students. Participants will learn to establish classroom
management procedures that facilitate student-centered instruction and cognitive involvement through a variety of science learning centers.
Emphasis will be placed on hands on active learning, conceptual understanding, higher order thinking skills, and questioning techniques as
teachers learn about creating meaningful, TEKS based centers and stations.

(2541.9068) Creating an Engaging Environment for Inquiry in the Classroom – Grades 3-5 – July 24
Presenters: Jo Williams, Daniel Brillhart and Patty McLelland
Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers

This full day session focuses on how to set up and offer authentic, engaging learning opportunities for students. Participants will learn to
establish classroom management procedures that facilitate student-centered instruction and cognitive involvement through a variety of science
learning centers. Emphasis will be placed on hands on active learning, conceptual understanding, higher order thinking skills, and questioning
techniques as teachers learn about creating meaningful, TEKS based learning experiences that support success on the Science TAKS in 5th
grade.

(2541.9069) Project WILD - Grades K-5 – July 30
Presenter: Anita Gordon
Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. At the workshop, teachers will
participate and learn how to use these stimulating, hands-on instructional WILD activities with their students. Teachers will receive a Project
WILD activity guide, which includes multiple activities with background information concerning various environmental topics, such as
ecosystems, habitats, survival, predator/prey relationships, and adaptations. It will be a fun filled, active day. Teachers should dress casually
and be prepared to run WILD and have fun.



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(2541.9069) Project WILD Aquatic - Grades K-5 – July 31
Presenter: Anita Gordon
Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Aquatic WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife that depend upon aquatic
environments for survival. .Aquatic WILD is an extension of the Project Wild program. At the workshop, teachers will participate in Aquatic
WILD activities and learn how to use them with their students. Teachers will receive a Project WILD Aquatic activity guide, which includes
multiple activities that are designed to allow students to explore and come to understand the fascinating world of water and the aquatic habitats
it supports. It will be fun filled, active day. Teachers should dress casually and be prepared to run wet and WILD.

(2541.9111) GLOBE: Soil – Aug 2
Presenters: Lynette Thomas, Anita Gordon and Sue Counce
Audience: Grades 4-8 Teachers

GLOBE is an international science program which brings together scientists, teachers, and students of all ages to investigate the environment
and Earth Systems through inquiry-based activities. The focus of this workshop is soil. Teachers will participate in activities that will allow their
students to investigate the major effect soil has on our environment, including water, atmosphere, climate, plants and animals. Through hands-
on soil investigations and data collection, students will begin to understand how important soil is to every ecosystem on Earth.

(2541.9110) GLOBE: Atmosphere – Aug 1
Presenters: Lynette Thomas, Anita Gordon and Sue Counce
Audience: Grades 4-8 Teachers

GLOBE is an international science program which brings together scientists, teachers, and students of all ages to investigate the environment
and Earth Systems through inquiry-based activities. The focus of this workshop is the atmosphere. Teachers will participate in activities that will
allow their students to investigate local weather, climate, and atmospheric composition and how these vary from place to place, season to
season, year to year.

(2541.9109) GLOBE: Hydrology – Aug 3
Presenters: Lynette Thomas, Anita Gordon and Sue Counce
Audience: Grades 4-8 Teachers

GLOBE is an international science program which brings together scientists, teachers, and students of all ages to investigate the environment
and Earth Systems through inquiry-based activities. The focus of this workshop is hydrology. Teachers will participate in activities that will help
their students learn that water not only covers approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface, but also sustains plant and animal life, plays a key role
in the formation of weather, and helps to shape the surface of the planet through erosion and other processes.


SERVICE LEARNING
(2939.9019) Service Learning K-8 – July 24
Presenters: Tammy Gibson and Cathy Stone
Audience: Elementary and Middle School teachers

This session will provide effective strategies to integrate and sustain high-quality service learning in elementary and middle school programs.
Participants will explore the “hows” and “whys” of service learning – what service learning is, getting started, encouraging student voice and
choice, and establishing purpose to the process. Participants will be able to understand and implement service learning utilizing the S.T.A.R.S.
model. Participants will also learn how to apply to in-district mini-grants to support their service learning projects.

(2939.9021) Service Learning After School – July 26
Presenters: Tammy Gibson and Cathy Stone
Audience: Staff

This session will provide effective strategies to integrate and sustain high-quality service learning in after school programs. Participants will
explore the “hows” and “whys” of service learning – what service learning is, getting started, encouraging student voice and choice, and
establishing purpose to the process. Participants will be able to understand and implement service learning utilizing the S.T.A.R.S. model.
Participants will also learn how to apply to in-district mini-grants to support their service learning projects



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SOCIAL STUDIES
(2905.9122) Reading and Writing Tools for Social Studies – July 31
Presenter: TBD
Audience: Elementary teachers

Reading and writing tools are essential for learning in the social studies. This session provides strategies to engage students in thinking about
the content at higher levels and to experience content in more meaningful and challenging ways. AP/Pre-AP strategies for all students will be
included.


SPED
(1967.9014) Developing IEPs– July 26
Presenter: D’Ann Laskowski
Audience: SpEd K-5 Teachers

Participants will learn how to write IEPs that reflect access to the enrolled grade level curriculum in regards to the student’s current instructional
level.

(2987.9085) CPI Certification (2days) – August 1-2
Presenters: Certified CPI Instructors
Audience: Any RRISD Employee

A two day extensive course on nonviolent crisis prevention techniques.

(2528.9084) CPI Recertification – July 23
Presenters: CPI Instructors
Audience: Any RRISD employee within their CPI certification period.

One day recertification of nonviolent crisis prevention techniques.



TEACHER LEADERSHIP
(2389.9088) TxBESS Mentor training – Aug. 1, 8:30 - 12:00
Presenter: TBD
Audience: K- 12 teachers

Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS) is designed to provide systemic support for beginning teachers in their first year on the
job. All RRISD mentors are required to attend TxBESS mentor training. This half day workshop is designed to provide training for experienced
teachers who have not previously attended TxBESS mentor training who may be assigned as a mentor to a 0-year teacher.

(2904.8089) Instructional Coaching -- July 26
Presenter: TBD
Audience: K- 12 Collaborative Teacher Leaders, Reading Specialists

This workshop will support capacity building by enabling master teachers to share and disseminate their expertise as they work with colleagues
for the purpose of improving teaching and learning. Workshop topics will include: components of effective change, the primacy of relationships,
the power of data, goal setting, and supporting teachers’ self-reflection.




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