Spring Professional Development Day

This event occurred virtually April 2, 2021. Video of each session and other resources are provided below.

An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

with Yong Zhao, Author

In this session with author, Yong Zhao, discover how innovation in education can produce astonishing results in student success. Tap into recent ideas about educational transformation such as personalization, student-driven curriculum, student agency and co-ownership, school sheltered entrepreneurship, student-led civic projects, creativity, and product-oriented learning. Also, please bring your ideas and questions to participate in the 20 minute Q&A at the end of this session.

Big Blank Wall

with Eric Curts, ControlAltAchieve

The world is changing and our classrooms need to change as well. What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? And how do we as educators embrace this change? Take a trip with Eric back to his first classroom to learn about the difference between "Process" and "Purpose", to see what the future holds for our students, and explore the 4 C's we need to teach our students to prepare them for what is ahead.

Developing a Trauma Lens to Nurture Resilience, Part 1 (PK-2)

with Barbara Brody & Shannon Lipscomb, Oregon State University

This workshop examines trauma, resilience, and how trauma affects children’s development and behavior. It also offers practical strategies for reflection and application to nurture resilience in ourselves and in those we serve. This is Part 1 (Resilience and Nurturing Resilience) of a 2- Part workshop. Part 2 (Developing a Trauma Lens) will be scheduled as a follow-up at a later date. Part 1: Resilience & Nurturing Resilience focuses on what resilience is, how we nurture it, and taking steps to nurture reliance within ourselves. This online workshop series meets professional development credits: TSPC Standard: Learning Designs; Oregon Registry (ORO): Set 2 | CKC: HGD (2 hours) UGB (1 hours); OPEC Parenting Educator Core Knowledge & Skills Category: HGD.

MacGyver Google

With Eric Curts, ControlAltAchieve

Is Docs just for word processing, Sheets just for numbers, and Slides just for presentations? No! Just like MacGyver can re-purpose a cardboard tube, stapler, and bubble gum to make a fully functioning jet pack, you and your students can use technology in creative and inventive ways. See how ordinary Google tools can be used to create stop-motion animation, interactive images, blackout poetry, pixel art, and so much more!

Google Tools for Music Education

with Eric Curts, ControlAltAchieve

Music is a powerful tool for student learning and expression, and technology can provide many ways to enrich and extend this experience. In this session we explore Googley tools for you and your students to create music as well as learn about music. Tools covered will include Chrome Music Lab, Groove Pizza, Mix Lab, AI Duet, Inside Music, Soundtrap, Flat, Screencastify, and more!

Google Tools for Art Education

with Eric Curts, ControlAltAchieve

Technology can allow students to create and explore art in new and exciting ways. In this session we will explore Google tools for creating art as well as learning about art. This will include Google Sheets to make Mondrian art and pixel art, Google Drawings for self-portraits and mosaics, Google's Arts and Culture site, Curator Table, Art Palette, AutoDraw, Just a Line, and more!

Take Your Time Back Teacher!

with Michelle Emerson, Pocketfull of Primary, LLC

If there is one thing teachers don't have enough of, it's TIME! Between lesson planning, grading, and communicating with parents, it feels like you are always racing against the clock to get it all done. Join Michelle as she empowers you with productivity strategies you can start implementing right away to take your time back!

Brief Introduction to Emotional Poverty

with Bethanie Tucker, Ed.D, Aha Process! (A Ruby Payne Company)

Bethanie Tucker, Ed.D. of North Carolina has been a professional educator since 1972. She served in a number of critical teaching and program leadership roles at the elementary school level and is currently a professor of education at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. She is an experienced consultant and author for aha! Process, a Ruby Payne company. This session will provide a brief introduction of techniques for teaching students how their brain works, how to recognize emotional triggers, and how to calm themselves down.

Getting to Know Sources of Strength: Student Led Suicide Prevention Program (6-12)

with Kelby Kogler, Matchstick Consulting; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM (PST) / 12:30-1:30 PM (MST)

This session will provide a brief overview of the Sources of Strength suicide prevention program for 6-12th graders. Sources is a youth-driven experiential program designed to prevent suicide while increasing youth adult connectedness and school engagement through strength-based strategies. Come learn how you can be instrumental in preventing youth suicide in just a few hours a month.

Content Vocabulary Strategies for EL Students K-8

with Igone Arteagoitia, Center for Applied Linguistics

This workshop is designed to increase understanding and provide practical resources regarding vocabulary instruction for educators working with language learners in their classrooms and schools. Participants will learn techniques to foster vocabulary acquisition needed to meet content and language acquisition standards that they will be able to implement upon returning to school after the training!

Metalinguistics for K-12 (Dual Language & Spanish Educators)

with Igone Arteagoitia, Center for Applied Linguistics

In this session participants will explore some of the similarities and differences between Spanish and English and the impact they have for language and literacy instruction and students’ biliteracy development in a dual language setting.

Finding & Making Resources To Strengthen Your Teaching In Physical Education

Mike Morris, Physical Education Teacher, Baskerville & Red Oak Elementary

Need physical education resources but unsure where to look? Join me as we explore how to find some of the most innovative & engaging physical education resources around, and explore innovative ideas, strategies, and activities to keep students safe, engaged, and learning our content in physical education.

Best Practices for An Ever-Changing World

with Dr. Amanda Mayeaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Whether virtual or in-person, best practices focus on building strong relationships, powerful pedagogy, and teaching the whole child towards mastery. This session will focus on how to flex best practices and support these with tech tools both for in-person and virtual learning.

Statewide Review of Career & Technical Education Dual-Credit Courses: Lessons Learned

with Zach Widner, Academic Career Advisor, Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC)

This session will focus on lessons learned from Treasure Valley Community College’s (TVCC) recent dual-credit review conducted by staff from the Oregon Higher Education Coordination Commission (HECC). Areas of discussion will include dual-credit syllabi alignment, course outcomes, assessment types, training opportunities, instructor eligibility guidelines, general yearly requirements for dual-credit instructors.

8 Tips for Teaching Mathematics in the Post-Pandemic Classroom (K-6 & 7-12)

with RunningHorse Livingston, Mathematize, Inc.

As the world recovers from Covid-19, we as math educators stand to face the challenges left in its wake. Teaching in front of a screen has created a deeper appreciation for the joys of being with our students. The blank screens and chirping crickets have given us cause to be better, but what does "being better" look like in 2021? This session will provide post-pandemic teaching strategies designed to address learning loss and ability gaps. Our session will also suggest methods to foster social and emotional needs around math agency, and classroom discourse. We will examine measures of student engagement and discuss ways to maximize it. Finally, we will redefine what it means to be successful in mathematics and increase proficiency at all levels of student reasoning.

Behavioral Safety Assessment Training

with Bolante.net

Based on current research and best practices, behavioral threat/safety assessment is the recommended strategy to prevent potential targeted acts of violence. This session gives an overview along with a reflection on the current trends within this relatively new field. This session is intended for administrators, SRO's, counselors, and other frontline staff.

Intro to Using 321 Insight (Parasharp & Trauma Informed) for Administrators

with Michelle Williams, 321 Insight

Students and staff are returning to school with trauma. 321 Insight's online PD teaches relationship-building, regulation skills, and structure to help students succeed. This research-based online professional development is designed by expert psychologists and practitioners with “on-the-ground” experience in K-12 schools. It is relevant and immediately applicable, helping educators and paraeducators better support students.

Schedules & Routines in Early Childhood Education (PK-1)

with Jenna Mejia, Malheur ESD

Children familiar with classroom schedules, activities, and routines are more likely to be attentive, engaged, and independent. In this session you will learn how to implement predictable schedules and routines and to use materials, visuals, and teaching strategies that promote active participation of all children across all activities.

Perkins & CTE Conversation

with Jerry Peacock, CTE Regional Coordinator

Jerry will discuss the four year consortium Perkins goals for the region that were completed last year as a result of the needs assessment. In addition, he will discuss priorities of the members of the consortium and how the Perkins budget can support them. This is a relaxed conversation that allows for idea exchange and discussion of CTE plans for the future, as well as topics being discussed at the state level.

Work-Based Learning

with Gabby Sloss, ODE, Work-based Learning & Apprenticeship Specialist

All Oregonians deserve meaningful careers that support them and their families while they contribute to their communities. Expanding work-based learning opportunities in equitable ways ensures that more learners--- youth, young adults, and adults, have the professional skills and social capital to be successful when they transition from education and training into the workforce. Perkins V has highlighted Work-Based Learning not only as a program quality indicator, but as a critical bridge between what learners are learning in the classroom to the world of work that helps them to make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. Attendees will learn about Oregon’s vision for Work-Based Learning, Perkins V requirements for definitions and performance metrics, and collaboration efforts in building a WBL infrastructure in Oregon.

Tackling the Paragraph with TREEREEREEUW (Grades 3-12)

with Kristin Moore, Grant ESD

Teaching paragraph writing can be easy! Come learn about a simple formula that turns struggling writers into paragraph pros. This strategy can be modified for your struggling learners as well as your best writers. This strategy is great for teaching writing across the curriculum.