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Sun West Professional Learning Menu
This is a collection of Professional Development you can offer at your school created by Sun West School Division.
Please note, if you need anything explained or have difficulty finding the supporting documents, please contact your learning consultant, supervisor or superintendant for assistance.
You can download any of them for free!
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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!
Although this free resource was developed with the state of Alaska in mind, it includes a tremendous amount of great information and strategies that apply to the teaching of reading universally. A definite must-have for your toolkit!
This playbook combines decades of nationwide research with examples and resources developed by educators in the state of Alaska. You’ll find an introduction to phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. You will also find links to valuable resources where you can continue to deepen your knowledge.
"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 learning path is a professional development learning journey and set of classroom resources, grounded in social and emotional learning and curated by experts in the field of equity and inclusion, restorative practices, and education technology. It empowers educators to build the knowledge and capability needed to support equity and anti-racist work with students.
Educators must be courageous and confident in their journey to fully participate in dismantling racism in their learning environments. The intention of this learning path is to deeply question power, privilege, and fragility to interrupt teaching practices that marginalize, isolate, and exclude black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) students in the classroom.
In this learning path, you'll:
Deconstruct power, privilege, marginalization, and fragility
Develop individual accountability for becoming an anti-racist.
Apply social and emotional learning skills to learn how to teach from an anti-racist mindset toward building equity in the classroom
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.
Copyright and fair use are crucial topics for educators. In today’s digital world, copyright and fair use are also directly relevant to activities that students engage in virtually every day. This short course aims to make these concepts clear and accessible to educators. Completing this course should give educators the background they need to feel comfortable teaching these concepts to students using Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens, our free suite of K-12 teaching resources.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
Understand the purpose of copyright and its basic rights.
Understand the limitations of copyright, including fair use.
Understand how to acquire and share media in lawful and ethical ways.
Be prepared to apply copyright and fair use to project-based learning situations, including knowing how to help students find creative work that is free and legal to re-use and share.
Social and emotional skills development is quickly taking center stage alongside cognitive skills, technical skills, and content knowledge in both the classroom and the workforce. Use this path to learn the fundamentals of how technology helps support social emotional learning in the classroom. Creating a strong community begins with mindfulness. It continues by supporting students through the use of social emotional learning techniques. Flipgrid helps engage students in meaningful ways through reflection activities. Lastly, we tie it all together by empowering educators in the hybrid classroom environment.
The course offers an overview of now various Microsoft products can assist teachers in developing social and emotional skills in their students: Minecraft, Teams, Flipgrid, Sway, OneNote, Reflect.