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This professional development will walk a school through how to implement 21st Century Skills in their school from a SCHOOL and CLASSROOM level.
The group will work through the school implementation process and set a timeline for implementation, and then based on that timeline, the classroom teachers will plan their implementation.
Please note - the key to successful implementation is NOT time intensive - the key is introducing and then fully implementing the language and skills into your DAILY ROUTINES and classroom life. Once the skills are introduced it should become part of your day and not require set time - it will be part of everything you do!
The following infographic outlines the process a school can take when establishing a program for 21st century skill development.
The 6 STEP PROCESS OF PBL is a Problem Solving Process that allows you to break down and organize the structure of a PBL Unit into six different stages: 1. Define the Problem, 2. Solution Criteria, 3. Solution Research, 4. Pick a Solution, 5. Create, Run, and Inspect Solution, and 6. Reflect on Solution.
This terrific resource has a FREE PDF file of this process and how to run each step. The site also includes many resources, blog articles, examples of the process in elementary, middle and high schools, rubrics, videos and more at each step of the process. A great one-stop shop!
"When executed correctly, anchor charts are a visual and tangible reminder of how to do something new and complex. They reveal choices, provide strategies, and foster independence— all of which build a student who possesses perseverance and grit. However, the potential impact of this instructional tool often goes untapped.<View> this 55-minute webinar to learn how to make anchor charts an integral component to effective instruction — regardless of grade level, content area, or classroom setting.AgendaLearn of the purposes, functions, and types of anchor charts.Build well-planned anchor charts with students and during instruction.Acquire various methods to share and store paper-based and digital charts."Supporting handout providedAll from Smekens Education
This is a video recording of the lunch and learn session from October 21st, 2021 on how the brain learns to read. Session Description: Do you wonder how our students brains learn to read? Join this session for an overview of what the scientific field has discovered and uncovered about our brains and the process the brain goes through to learn how to read. This will have a significant impact on how we plan to teach reading, writing, and spelling in the future.
In this session, we explore four different choice menus you can do in your online classroom. These menus range from closed / teacher-centered to open / student-centered. I'll walk you step-by-step through each type of choice menu so that you can craft a practical choice menu for your students.
Modules for teachers include:
*Overview & Syllabus
*Data Informed Instruction
*Summative Classroom Assessment
*Putting the Pieces Together
Classroom Assessment in a Remote Learning Environment
Spend sometime exploring the basic foundations of parent engagment and then learn about a variety of classroom strategies you can use to engage parents in student learning.
The following is a presentation and supporting materials that can be used with a staff to discuss co-teaching implementation. This presentation was originally used with School Based Administrators at Sun West. If you have any questions or require more information contact Melissa, Carole or Kelli.
A guidebook to use while facilitating the Collaborative Learning Center with your team. The guidebook is a template that includes strategies for the three phases of the framework.
This workshop looks at collective responsibility and consensus and how to develop it in your school to support the creation of a positive school culture.
This is a resource for adminstrators or PeBL mentors to help set goals with their staff for their school. Beginning with a look into the Continuum of Learning and moving into the idea of Collective Responsibility, staff will be given a chance to decide where they see their school and where they want to go next. This workshop works best in small, safe groups. The adminstrator or PeBL mentor will compile the results of the workshops and present to the staff to demonstrate common threads and related action items to work toward their goals for their school.
Agenda, PowerPoint, personal booklet, and group booklet are attached.
This self directed PD consists of the following learning modules:
Developing ACL Pre-Assessment
Overview: What is an Assessment Capable Learner?
Part 1: Where Am I Going?
Part 2: Where Am I Now?
Part 3: How Can I Close the Gap?
Developing ACL Post-Assessment
Closing and Follow-Up: Developing ACL
Content (including video), reflection questions, lesson outcomes, essential questions are included.
For the past two years, Dinsmore Composite School has been developing a mentorship program for K-8 as part of the school timetable. The purpose of the program was to provide opportunities for older students to develop leadership skills and to foster collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills among all students. The planning and implementation process as well as an overview of the learning outcomes and activities will be highlighted. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences with mentorship in their schools and classrooms.
The following is a Professional Development on Differentiated Instruction & Personalized Learning following the PeBL Philosophy.
The PowerPoint presentation is narrated. Please look in the bottom right of each slide for the speaker icon and click it to hear the narration. The presentation will take approximately an hour to an hour and a half to go through depending on if you take time to do the activities within or not. Please allow at least one hour to work through it.
The presentation covers: differentiation, personalization, content, process, product, REORDER, pyramid of growth, transfer of responsibility, and much more!
There is also a note-taking outline available to download and print below. It is suggested that you do this before working through the presentation.
This is a two-part course on dyslexia awareness and helping students reach their potential.
“1 in 5 children are made by dyslexia. It’s vital that we spot their strengths and support their challenges” - Kate Griggs, Founder of Made By Dyslexia.
In every classroom, in every school, around the world, there are 1 in 5 kids with exactly the thinking skills needed for the future of work. They are Made By Dyslexia.
But less than 20% are spotted at school. This two-part course created by Made By Dyslexia will change that – for good. It will give you easy to use strategies, used in the world’s leading specialist dyslexia schools, to help you spot, support and empower every dyslexic learner.
Now – more than ever – the world needs people who think differently. By taking our training today, you’ll change dyslexic children’s educational outcomes tomorrow. And be part of a powerful movement for change!