September 8th

Differentiation Sessions

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Focus Area: Differentiation

Audience: 7th - 12th Grade Teachers of ELL Students

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Cindy Brennan and Jeff Cowman, AISD World Languages Department

Capacity: 30

Course Description: ELL students benefit from having academic conversations about content. Upon conclusion of this session, participants will be able to plan and facilitate opportunities for robust interactions to support ELL's acquisition of academic vocabulary. This highly interactive experience will allow teachers to participate as students, then learn how to support the students as the teacher.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13344

September 8, 2018  8:30 am - 11:30 am

GT Nature and Needs

Audience:  K-12 GT Teachers

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Amy Gresham

Capacity: 120

Course Description: Nature and Needs is the first course out of five of the initial 30-hours of GT training. Competencies include characteristics of gifted students, definitions, theories and models of giftedness, creating environments for gifted learners, and characteristics of under-represented groups of gifted and talented learners.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13151

September 8th, 2018   8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Enseῆando La Lectura  (Part 1 & Part II)

Audience: Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1 Bilingual Teachers

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Region XI, Hildelisa Diaz

Capacity: 50

Course Description: This workshop provides teachers with instructional practices in teaching bilingual readers foundational reading skills in Spanish. Differentiation and scaffolding strategies will be taught to develop literacy skills in Spanish. During this workshop, teachers will analyze the essential components for Spanish literacy and the correlation with grade level skills. Enseñando la Lectura is a two-session workshop, which requires attendance to both sessions for full credit. Resources will be provided.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13211

September 8, 2018   8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Renzulli Learning Part 1

Focus Area: Differentiation

Audience: Grades 3-6

Credit Hours: 3.0

Presenter(s): Ruth Adrian

Capacity: 30

Course Description: Renzulli Learning is a online differentiation tool for GT learners in grades 3-6.  In this course for elementary GT Teachers, learners will complete a learning profile, and explore the differentiated resources and activities based on the students' individual profiles.  Teachers will learn how to create differentiated assignments for GT students based on the learner profile, as well as the standards. Participants are asked to bring their own technology- fully charged.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13317

September 8th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Renzulli Learning Part 2

Audience: Grades 3-6

Focus Area: Differentiation

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Ruth Adrian

Capacity: 30

Course Description: Renzulli Learning is a online differentiation tool for GT learners in grades 3-6.  Learners will collaborate and share tips for managing student differentiation and project-based learning management.  Learners will create their own project based learning task and share the task with the other participants using the critical friends protocol.  Participants are asked to bring their own technology- fully charged. This session was previously the second half of GoQuest Part 2.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=1331

September 8th 8:30 am - 11:30 am

GT Literature Circles

Focus Area: Differentiation

Audience: Grades 2-4

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Julie Lee

Capacity: 30

Course Description: Participants will explore the GT Literature Circle resources and learn how to facilitate GT literature circles in the classroom for gifted language arts students.  Participants will engage in and practice critical thinking, create high-level questions and encourage comprehension skills through collaboration and Socratic Seminar style discussion.  Participants will also create a choice board, and evaluate a rubric to encourage rigor and relevance and successful literature circle implementation.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13318

September 8th, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

K-4 GT Collaborative Teaching and Portfolios  

Audience: Grades K - 4

Focus Area: Differentiation

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Michele Canton

Capacity: 30

Course Description:  Co-Teaching involves careful planning, communication and implementation.  Participants will acquire strategies for co-planning, documenting progress with students and ensuring collaboration between the GT Cluster Teacher and the GT Lead Teacher.  Teachers will share strategies for successful GT portfolio implementation in the K-4th grade classroom. In addition, educators will examine multiple pathways to implement differentiated instruction to have a various samples of authentic work to include in the student portfolio. This is for new GT K-4th grade cluster teachers who have not taken any GT Co-teaching or GT portfolio update courses.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13319

September 8th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maximizing Learning and Engagement through Differentiation

Focus Area: Differentiation

Audience: Grades 7-12

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Jeanne Maxwell

Capacity: 30

Course Description: This introductory session focuses on the advanced learner and answers the questions- “What is differentiation?”, “Why should I differentiate instruction?”, and “How do I plan for differentiation?”  Participants will engage in activities that help them to develop an understanding of differentiation and how to implement some high impact differentiation strategies such as flexible grouping, tiered assignments, and choice. Audience: Junior High and High School PreAP, AP, and IB teachers.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13320

September 8th, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Structured Conversations

Audience: Grades 7-12

Focus Area: Differentiation

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Jeanne Maxwell

Capacity: 30

Course Description: This intermediate session will focus on the power of conversation to process and synthesize content. Participants will explore a variety of techniques that help students think critically about content through structured conversations. Audience: Junior High and High School PreAP, AP, and IB teachers.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13321

September 8th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Differentiation Using Canvas

Canvas Academy

Audience: Novice Canvas users

Focus Area: Differentiation

Credit Hours: 6.0

Presenter(s): Crystal Lee

Capacity: 28

Course Description: In this blended workshop, teachers will learn about core Canvas functionality so that they can design a blended lesson (that provides multiple formative assessment and data-informed intervention/extension opportunities) for use during the 1st Six Weeks of the school year. Be advised that this is a full-day, application-driven session for teachers with little Canvas experience but with big plans for blended learning in their classrooms in '18-'19. *The face-to-face session is 6 hours long. Participants may earn 1 additional hour of continuous learning credit by completing and uploading evidence of additional learning/application after the session. Teachers should bring their preferred device (laptop or Chromebook).

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13337

September 8th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Become an #A11y for All Students

Audience: All levels of Canvas Users

Credit Hours: 1.5

Presenter(s): Greg Stone

Capacity: 25

Course Description: Canvas can be an amazing platform to connect with students of all abilities. Designing course materials in an accessible way is the first step to having a truly inclusive classroom for your students and their parents. We will cover the basics of digital accessibility and how you can apply those techniques to your Canvas courses and beyond. This is an encore iCANvas session from August 7.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13336

September 8th, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Using Canvas Modules to Organize Your Classroom

Audience: Novice Canvas users

Credit Hours: 1.5

Presenter(s): Steve Simpson

Capacity: 40

Course Description: Participants will learn about the indispensable role that course modules play in creating organized, student-friendly, and dynamic courses in Canvas. Additionally, learners will see the various ways that Canvas assists teachers in searching for and embedding quality academic resources into their courses. This is a repeat of a session offered on Secondary District-wide Day at Martin HS on August 15. Teachers should bring their preferred device (laptop or Chromebook).

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13338

September 8th, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Canvas and Google Integration

Audience: Google Apps users who are currently using or who are interested in Canvas

Credit Hours: 1.5

Presenter(s): Steve Simpson

Capacity: 40

Course Description: Learn and practice all the ways to easily couple your use of Google Apps with Canvas, including embedding instructional contents, creating Google Cloud Assignments in Canvas, and creating collaborative items for extension opportunities. This is an encore breakout session from summer CTAC training.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13341

September 8th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Flipped Classroom: the What, the Why, and the How

Audience: Teachers interested in flipped learning or interested in enhancing their flipped classroom

Credit Hours: 1.5

Presenter(s): Yuliana Uleman

Capacity: 25

Course Description: A deeper look at what a flipped classroom is, the motivation behind implementing the flipped classroom model, and how to apply it in your own classroom. Note: While this session will use a middle-school math classroom as its example, the learning can be applied to any subject. Teachers should bring their preferred device (laptop or Chromebook). This is an encore iCANvas session from August 7.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13339

September 8th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Social Emotional Learning Sessions

Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategy: Classroom Environment

Focus Area: Social Emotional Learning

Audience: KG - 12

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Alisha Brown,

Capacity: 35

Course Description: Course Description: Students of diverse backgrounds benefit greatly from a classroom environment that embraces their culture and interests. Upon conclusion for this session, participants will be able to create and implement first week of school activities that help establish an environment in which students feel safe and comfortable to be themselves. Participants will have to opportunity to collaborate to create 2-3 first week of school activities that integrate the various cultures of students into the classroom!

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13355

September 8, 2018 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

Calm, Cool and Collected Classroom Management

Audience: Grades 3 -12 Teachers

Credit Hours: 3

Presenter(s): Renee Pope and Hazel Byrd

Capacity: 35

Course Description: Effective classroom management is both an art and a science. This session will focus on proactive, positive and instructional classroom management strategies foundational to a Calm, Cool and Collected learning environment.  Each participant will leave with strategies and a framework to integrate successful management strategies regardless of what they are teaching.

Dates/Times & Registration Link: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=13255

September 8, 2018  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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