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COOR Professional Development 2014-2015

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June 4, 2014

Inside this issue: CCCPD, Counselor’s 2 Forum & Data Director Data Director & Early Childhood

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Grade Level & GSC, 4 SRAC & GSRP K-12 Subjects, Liter- 5 acy Committee, & Literacy in Action Math & MS/HS Subjects

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New Teacher Orien- 7 tation, NWEA, & Physics Principals, Region I 8 Assistive Technology & School Imp Special Ed, Special Book Study, START & Tech Camp TECH

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TNC, Title I & CCCSE

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Please join us for enriching professional development and excellent SCECH opportunities in 2014-2015! COOR ISD (Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda & Roscommon counties) offers a wide variety of professional learning opportunities for our teachers and administrators within the ISD. Much of the content is subject specific to accommodate a variety of groups/grade levels and some sessions incorporate everyone at all levels. While gaining powerful knowledge and enrichment from the professional development sessions, collaboration with other area teachers and administrators is an excellent enhancement of the education. How do other districts handle this or deliver this method? Please read on to see what COOR plans to offer during the 2014-2015 school year. Registration for the sessions will be open August 1, 2014 at http://www.coorisd.net/ subsite/dist/page/pd-registration-1158. Math and Science Professional Development is brought to you through the COOR ISD Math Science Center supported by the Michigan Department of Education.

Accurate registrations are critical for planning and meals. Be sure to register for each event you plan to attend. Cancellations must be made in writing to Dana Reilly at reillyd@coorisd.net no later than two (2) days prior to the start date of the workshop. “No shows” will be charged the cost of the meal. Early Childhood Professional Learning is brought to you through the COOR ISD GSRP and GSC supported by the Michigan Department of Education.


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CCCPD CCCPD is the ISD Professional Development Council that meets monthly to coordinate and evaluate the professional development that is offered to our staff. Participants are charged with giving input to common professional learning activities for COOR ISD. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please check with your Superintendent. CCCPD will meet at COOR from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the following dates: 

September 24

February 25

October 22

March 18

November 26

April 22

January 28

May 27

Counselor’s Forum Please join your fellow colleagues for our biennial Counselor’s Forum. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain knowledge of current happenings and valuable collaboration with other counselors within the ISD. The forums will be held at COOR from 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. on the following dates: 

September 22

January 26

Data Director Please join us for a six week course to master Data Director software! As you all know, the collection of data is being utilized in all districts to drive instruction and programming. Don’t miss out on this advantageous learning opportunity! Please refer to the following schedule:

The introductory course will focus on an overview, creating assessments and creating reports. It will be held the first week in a variety of locations as requested by the schools. The following five sessions are to be completed no later than November 6, 2014 at your discretion with distance support. The advanced course will focus on creating your own item banks including computer-enhanced items. The advanced course begins November 6, 2014 at COOR and must be completed by December 31, 2014. There are four sessions in the advanced course. Data Director Introductory Course Data Director Advanced Course

Date

Time

Location________

August 26

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Mio

Date

September 9

4:30-8:30 p.m.

WBRC-OH

September 10

Early Release

HLCS

September 11

4:30-8:30 p.m.

COOR

Time

November 6 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Location COOR


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Data Director for Administrators & Teacher Leaders Please join us on January 22nd! The focus of this course is to understand how to use data to drive interventions, instruction, programming and school improvement. This course is recommended for principals, assistant principals, curriculum directors, title teachers, instructional coaches and special education personnel. The course is 4-6 sessions long depending on your past experience. You’ll learn a variety of strategies including how to set up data sheets. Attendance is required at the session on January 22 from 4:308:30 p.m. and the rest of the sessions are on your own with distance support.

Early Childhood Roundtables Please join us to explore, collaborate and expand on Early Childhood Education topics and concerns. This is a great opportunity to discuss hot topics with other districts within the ISD. The roundtables will be held at Roscommon Middle School from 9:00-3:00 p.m. on the following dates:  November 7 

January 30

Early childhood educators will learn the connection between observation and effective teaching. The training offers guidelines for purposeful observation and specific strategies to refine your skills. The training provides guidance on using TS GOLD to document observations and how to use TS GOLD reports to plan for teaching. The session will be held at COOR on September 8 from 9:004:00 p.m.

Early Childhood Conference Please watch for the Annual Early Childhood Conference which is scheduled to be held at Kirtland Community College on April 11, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. This informative conference will offer a keynote speaker, a variety of break-out sessions with topics related to early childhood and many vendors.


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Grades K & 1 Roundtables Current topics and requests will be discussed with Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers throughout the ISD. Don’t miss this opportunity for a collaborative effort to enhance our students’ education! The roundtables will be held at COOR from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on the following dates:  October 21 

March 10

Grades 2 & 3 Roundtables Please join us for discussion among area Second and Third Grade Teachers that is relevant to current topics and requests. Grade level topics and cross-curricular discussion will ensue regarding ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science. The roundtables will be held at COOR from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

October 14

March 3

Grades 4 & 5 Roundtables Fourth and Fifth grade teachers will have their opportunity to discuss relevant and current topics and requests. Grade level topics and cross-curricular discussion will ensue regarding ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science. The roundtables will be held at COOR from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

October 7

February 24

Great Start Collaborative, SRAC, GSRP-Professional Development Early childhood partners meet six times per year to discuss goals, outcomes, updates and receive relevant training to support the 32p Block Grant. This group will meet at COOR from 9:00-3:00 p.m. on the following dates:

August 15

February 20

October 17

April 10

December 12

June 12


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K-12 Subject Area Roundtables Please join other ISD teachers in one of these specific content areas! This is a great collaborative opportunity to share ideas and gain knowledge from others. These sessions will be offered at COOR on the following dates: FINE ARTS Date

Time________

September 23

4:30-8:30 p.m.

Date

Time________

January 19

9:00-3:00 p.m.

September 29

4:30-8:30 p.m. Date

January 29

9:00-3:00 p.m.

PE/HEALTH WORLD LANGUAGES

September 22

4:30-8:30 p.m.

January 20

9:00-3:00 p.m.

Literacy Committee The ISD Literacy Committee is a group of volunteers from each district who gather to discuss the understanding and implementation of the District Literacy Plans, as well as create products to support best literacy practice throughout our ISD. If you are interested in participating, please contact your local administrators. The Literacy Committee will be meeting at COOR on the following dates: 

September 16

9:00 - 3:00 p.m.

November 19

9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

February 24

9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

May 12

9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Time________

Literacy in Action This professional development is structured into six sessions designed for 6-12 teachers by Macomb ISD. This series examines literacy strategies to integrate into all content areas. Schools are encouraged to send cross-content teams. The sessions will be held at COOR from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on the following dates: 

October 13

February 2

October 27

March 2

November 10

March 23


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Math Leadership Team The Math Leadership Team consists of teachers and administrators throughout the ISD. There are eight meetings scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year. These meetings will be held from 9:002:30 p.m. on the following dates at COOR: 

October 2

February 3

October 23

March 17

November 24

April 15

January 9

May 20

The Math Leadership Team focus this year is on curricular and programming reviews, assessment development, professional development needs and interventions.

Engage NY/Eureka Math A group of eight teachers, along with Melissa Hayes, have had initial training in this program. If your district is interested in this one day training, contact Melissa Hayes at hayesm@coorisd.net.

Middle School/High School Subject Area Roundtables Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to collaborate and discuss timely topics in a specified content area. The roundtables will he held at COOR on the following dates: ELA

MATH

Date

Time________

Date

Time________

October 6

4:30-8:30 p.m.

October 28

4:30-8:30 p.m.

January 21

9:00-3:00 p.m.

February 5

9:00-3:00 p.m.

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

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Time________

Date

Time________

November 11

4:30-8:30 p.m.

November 4

4:30-8:30 p.m.

February 23

9:00-3:00 p.m.

February 17

9:00-3:00 p.m.


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New Teacher Orientation These sessions are open to all Non-Tenured Teachers. Topics of utmost interest to new teachers will be discussed, as well as providing a forum for support, asking questions, and learning from colleagues. Topics may include staying organized, behavioral and classroom management, evaluation, professional learning opportunities and documentation, and how to excel in your first years of teaching. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions if possible. The sessions will be held at COOR on the following dates: Date

Time________

August 22

9:00-3:00 p.m.

January 19

4:30-8:30 p.m.

May 18

12:30-4:00 p.m.

NWEA Please join us to discuss goal setting and student growth as it pertains to the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) testing. This meeting is open to 40 members in our ISD and will be held from 8:00-4:00 at COOR on October 24, 2014. This session is presented by NWEA Professional Development Staff. Data to Instruction: 

Access, interpret and begin to apply status data from the Teacher/Class Report and Class Breakdown Reports

Identify goal area strengths and needs to flexibly group students

Connect groups of students to skills from The Learning Continuum (DesCartes/Primary Grades Instructional Data for Client— Server), Applying Reports Overview

Student Growth Goals

Access, interpret and begin to apply growth data from the Achievement Status and Growth Reports

Use growth projection data and learning statements to develop academic learning goals from the Student Goal Setting Worksheet and The Learning Continuum (DesCartes/Primary Grades Instructional Data for Client-Server)

Sharing Data

Engage students in setting academic learning goals

Access, interpret and begin to apply progress data from the Student Progress Report

Share ownership of the data with students and parents

Reflection and Planning

Identify one action step to take related to the content and/or strategies experienced

These sessions will be held as a follow-up to the Summer Physics Workshop. The sessions will be held at COOR on a Saturday and one evening as chosen by the participants.


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Principals’ Forum Please join us for an excellent opportunity to meet with other area principals to discuss current topics and requests. There are 8 meetings scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year. These meetings will be held from 9:00-1:00 p.m. on the following dates at COOR: 

September 10

January 14

October 8 (8:30-3:30 p.m.)

February 11

November 12 (8:30-3:30 p.m.)

March 11

April 8

December 10

All principals will meet from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and break-out sessions will occur from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Elementary/MS and HS will meet separately). October 8 and November 12 will be a two-day workshop with Collin Ripmaster on giving feedback to teachers. Have your assistant principals join us on those days!

Please join us for an in-depth discussion on current topics and requests prior to the 2014-2015 school year. The session will be held at COOR on August 13 from 9:00-2:00 p.m. and August 14 from 8:30-3:30 p.m.  Colin Ripmaster will be here on August 14 to review and get you started on your evaluations for the 2014-2015 school year. Please have your assistant principals join us on this day!

This Region I session will have information pertinent to SXI and CI teachers along with those RR teachers who might have kids who require early emergent literacy skills (including kids with ASD, CI or developmental disabilities). 

November 10, 2014 - The combination of differentiated writing instruction, assistive writing software, and functional progress monitoring can be used to foster writing development in students with developmental disabilities (DD). This workshop will combine a traditional writers’ workshop approach with strategy instruction and social interaction training. For more information and to register, go to the following link: http://www.solutionwhere.com/tbaremc2/cw/showcourse.asp?1311

April 20, 2015 - The focus is on strategies and methods for helping significantly disabled students engage in beginning reading and writing.. For more information and to register, go to the following link: http://www.solutionwhere.com/tbaremc2/cw/showcourse.asp?1312

**See attached flyers!

School Improvement Workshop There are three sessions scheduled for the School Improvement Workshop. Current topics and requests will be discussed. The meetings will be held at COOR on the following dates: 

October 29

9:00-1:00 p.m.

February 9

9:00-3:00 p.m.

April 29

9:00-3:00 p.m.


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Special Education - District Specific This is your opportunity to discuss specific special education issues and topics as pertains to your district. Please join us at COOR from 4:30-7:00 on the date that applies to your district. Please see information to the right:

Date

District___________

October 15

CASD

November 19

RAPS & HLCS

December 3

FAS, MAS & WBRC

Special Topics in Literacy Book Study (K-5)

START Mini Session

Module 1:

Barb will facilitate a four-session book study with the first session being a face-to-face meeting on August 21st and the remaining sessions offered via AdobeConnect. If you are interested in joining this group, email Barb directly at mickb@coorisd.net as soon as possible.

Overview and review of Foundations of ASD This session will cover characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder including discussions of differences between medical model and educational eligibility, autism as a spectrum disorder and examples of presentation disorder

Module 2:

Meeting Mechanics This session will cover structure, ideas and practices in conducting effective meetings and the foundation of infrastructure change

Module 3:

Evidence-Based Practices for ASD

Sept. 24-4:30-8:30 p.m.

October 22-4:30-8:30 p.m.

Peer to Peer Supports

February 4-4:30-8:30 p.m.

This module will include an overview of peer to peer supports as well as an interactive component in which co-facilitators will share structure ideas

March 18-4:20-8:30 p.m.

What is an evidence-based practice? How are these determined? Information on implementation with fidelity will be offered and encouraged 

Module 4:

TECH Camp These sessions will focus on strategies to help teachers integrate technology into their everyday instruction. Join us at COOR on August 4-8 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day. 

August 4:

Classroom Web Presence

August 5:

Google Mail and Google Drive

August 6:

Making the Most of Your 1:1 Devices

August 7:

Infusing Technology with Language Arts, Social Studies and the Arts

August 8:

Enhancing Technology in your STEM classes

To register for all or part of the Tech Camp, email Dana Reilly directly at reillyd@coorisd.net (due to website changeover).


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The Next Chapter Michigan Literacy-The Next Chapter is a course consisting of 10 sessions designed for PreK-5th grade teachers. This series will utilize resources from MLPP, MLPP 3-5 and MiCLASS as well as the most current updated research and strategies utilizing the CCSS and State assessments. There are 10 meetings scheduled for the 2014-2015 school year. These meetings will be held from 4:308:30 p.m. on the following dates at COOR: 

October 20

January 12

November 3

January 26

November 17

February 9

November 24

March 9

December 1

April 13

Title I Roundtable

Title I Boot Camp

Current topics and requests will be highlighted during these Title I sessions including how to be an effective coach and interventionist. Please join us at COOR from 9:003:00 p.m. on the following dates to receive the latest information on Title I issues. The sessions will take  September 23 place on the following dates: 

January 27

Calling All Title I Principals and Leadership Teams! Please join us at COOR on October 28 from 8:30-3:30 for an informational Title I Workshop. For more details and to register, see attached flyer.

CCCSE Coordinating Council for Special Education meets quarterly to discuss special education topics and issues  regarding special education at the state and regional levels. These sessions will be held at COOR from 10:00-1:00.  

October 14 January 12 April 14

Pupil Accounting Representatives ~ Informational Meeting There will be a pupil accounting informational meeting at COOR on August 19 from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. Districts are encouraged to send pupil accounting representatives and building level secretaries. Hot topics will be discussed and this will be a time to get your questions answered. Please RSVP to Dana Reilly at reillyd@coorisd.net. SCECHs will be available for most sessions. If you are interested in SCECHs, there will be a $5.00 participant charge at the beginning of the session. If you are interested in attending any of the aforementioned events, please go to the following COOR PD Registration site to register. The login is coorpd (for everyone) and the password is pdpass. Registration will open on August 1, 2014! Any questions, contact Dana Reilly at reillyd@coorisd.net.

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