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     Independent Study Model Subcategory

          Bullet PE Curriculum Writing and Collaboration
Target group: EMS, WMS, SMS PE teachers

This group will create a flexible structure for a PE program that can be adapted to suit any middle school and PE teacher. In aligning with the SHAPE America, Colorado and SVSD PE standards, this working document will allow for others to easily align activities in accordance with the standards.
     Process Model Subcategory

          Bullet APEX - Literature Scope and Sequence Revision
Target group: Language Arts teachers at APEX Homeschool Enrichment Program

The team will select and read books, discuss and analyze based on multiple factors (reading level, appropriateness of content, etc.), propose revised list based on findings, enlist feedback from parent reviewers, analyze data/feedback to create finalized list.
          Bullet DIBELS Next Essentials Training [A]
This class is for elementary district literacy teachers, classroom teachers, and special education teachers who will be administering DIBELS Next. It is appropriate for new DIBELS users, as well as those who have used DIBELS 6th Edition. The workshop covers the foundations and guidelines of DIBELS, as well as how to administer and score each of the DIBELS Next measures.
          Bullet Narrowing the Achievement Gap - MESA
Target group: Active STEM Explorer advisors in SVVS.

The summary product will include a semester plan for each STEM Explorers program based on data and information learned during the STEM Explorers Annual Kick-off, Feeder System and building meeting, and professional development provided by individual education out-reach partners, and other professional development opportunities selected by advisors. The product will be a template that requires the information listed below:

  • Advisor, school, grade level
  • Date and length of time program meets
  • Summary of each project/activity completed that includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of the project that includes both advisor, EO if applicable, and student opinions about the classes. Evaluation should include suggested changes.
  • A list of each education out-reach partner (EO) that assisted with the project and the EO´s degree of their involvement. CU student mentors are also considered EO´s.
  • When appropriate, measurement of student achievement should be recorded and summarized. Attitudinal surveys may also be used.
     Professional Study Group Model Subcategory

          Bullet Black Rock Elementary - Help for Billy Book Study
Target group: BREL primary and 3rd grade teachers

Teachers are always looking for ways to connect and reach struggling students and students who have challenging behaviors.

This group will read Help for Billy and discuss how it relates to specific classroom situations and brainstorm strategies put into place with students.
          Bullet Design Thinking: Connecting Mindfulness and SEL
Target group: This is for school teams and is usually arranged through the school counselor. The sessions take place at the participating schools.

Interested in opening some Mindful Doorways, practicing Mindfulness and re-connecting with yourself? Would you like to explore educational activities that nurture Mindfulness and SEL and use these tools in your personal and professional life?

Through a team effort, we will create educational activities (grade level) and connect these with Mindfulness Techniques. Cultivating Mindfulness practices and social-emotional skills within yourself helps you to model these skills in your personal life as well as for students. When you are fully present, you teach better. When students are fully present, the quality of their learning is better. It’s a ‘win-win’ equation that can transform teaching and learning.

Together we can create "teachable moments and learning."
          Bullet Innovation Academy Exploration [A]
Target group: Teachers, all grade levels

This group will do research and collaborate to share their findings (via Schoology, since the course will be asynchronous), come to observe the instruction happening during the academy at their convenience, and develop next steps for integrating this type of instruction into their classroom and pedagogy.

Below are dates that teachers can observe and work with the instructors at the academy.

Teachers MUST contact one of the instructors via e-mail in order to gain access to either building. IF THEY DO NOT, there will be no access.

    Wednesday, June 6
    9 am - 12 pm @ IBM
    Thursday, Jule 7
    9 am - 12 pm @ IBM
    Friday, June 8
    9 am - 12 pm @ IBM
    Wednesday, June 13
    9 am - 12 pm @ IBM and/or SHS
    Thursday, June 13
    9 am - 12 pm @ IBM and/or SHS
    Wednesday, June 20
    9 am - 12 pm @ SHS
          Bullet Skyline High School - Shift This Book Study [A]
Target group: SHS teachers

Teachers want to deepen their practices and move toward more student-centered classrooms. Participants in this study will read Shift This by Joy Kirr, participate in discussions around strategies shared in the book, reflect on "shifts" they´ve tried in the classroom and showcase what they´ve learned with other teachers.
          Bullet Sunset Middle School - Hacking Engagement - 50 Tips and Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily
Target group: SMS staff

This group will gain more knowledge on how to get students to be engaged in the classroom.
     Training Model Subcategory

          Bullet Bring Design Thinking to Life! [A]
Target group: PreK-12 teachers

While participating in the design thinking process, participants will deepen their understanding of using design thinking as an instructional tool. They will learn a variety of ways to integrate design thinking into all content areas, including classroom management, and create/recreate units, lessons, and classroom routines using the design thinking process. Additionally, participants will reflect on how the design thinking process will increase student motivation, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking skills, and communication.

Participants will leave with a folder full of resources and teaching ideas. Most importantly, this class will help participants to become calmer, more effective educators.
          Bullet Integrating the Whole Brain for the Classroom (Brain Gym) [A]
Target group: K-12 teachers

This course is designed to give both elementary and secondary educators information about how the brain functions and how the principles of neuroscience in relationship to movement can be used in the classroom. This course will provide knowledge and understanding of how the brain and body work together, focusing on the areas that are related to education and improving literacy, English language development, math, focus, motivation, test taking skills, executive functioning, and affective skills in the classroom. 

Topics of study will include: the physiology of Brain Gym and how to successfully choose and support the implementation of Brain Gym as an educational model in the classroom. Upon completion of this course, teachers will be able to:

  • Describe the three basic principles involved in understanding the physiology of brain gym.
  • Give examples of real life classroom situations and distinguish which Brain Gym movements can be applied in the situation to change the measurable outcome.
  • Design a tangible implementation plan for use in the classroom that demonstrates a working knowledge of the Brain Gym movements taught in this class.

You will be charged $24 for the book when you register.
          Bullet Interpreter Skills Workshop This session is new [A]
Target group: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teachers, Sign Language Interpreters only

Sign Language Interpreters will learn skills to analyze themselves (sign execution) while focusing on the use of classifiers.
          Bullet Kagan Structures for Cooperative Learning & Active Engagement [A]
Target audience: K-12 teachers

  • Pump up the fun, friendships, and liking for learning and each other with Classbuilding and Teambuilding.
  • Experience why group work simply doesn´t work for everyone, and why Kagan Structures do.
  • Save valuable time and energy with easy-to-use structures that make lesson planning a snap.
  • Keep students on-task and effectively manage disruptions with engaging structures.
  • Master the different types of pairs and teams, how to form them, and when to use them.
  • Provide students the will to work together and the skills to do so successfully.
  • Take away hot management tips that will make managing your cooperative class a snap.
  • Fully understand and implement basic principles that spell success for your students.
  • Create an environment where all students are accountable for complete engagement, everyday.
          Bullet MQI Coaching Workshop This session is new [A]
At the end of this workshop, participants will have an understanding of the key components of a productive conversation about instruction. MQI is a math-specific rubric that provides a framework for analyzing math instruction. Video-based virtual coaching will support teachers in reflecting on their work and the work of their students. Teachers will support teachers in reflection on their work and the work of their students.

Teachers will sign up and receive two credits/one credit + stipend for July 23-26 and two credits/one credit + stipend for video coaching.

Here at the options to choose from:

    Option A: 2 PD/Salary credits for the workshop + 2 PD/Salary credits for the ongoing 2018-19 coaching cycles

    Option B: 1 PD/Salary credit +$450 stipend for the workshop + 1 PD/Salary credit + $450 stipend for ongoing 2018-19 coaching cycles
          Bullet Responding to the Needs of Gifted Students in SVVSD - Secondary [A]
Target group: Secondary G/T teachers or Site Leaders only

This is a series of classes with topics pertaining to the needs of gifted students.
          Bullet Socratic Seminars: Critical Thinking Through Conversation [A]

Target Group: Teachers, all grade levels and content areas.

The Socratic method of teaching is based on Socrates theory that it is more important to enable students to think for themselves than to merely fill their heads with right answers. Socratic Seminars are a highly motivating form of intellectual and scholarly discourse conducted in K-12 classrooms. Socratic Seminars foster active learning as participants explore and evaluate the ideas, issues, and values in a particular text.

Participants will be able to

  • ask Socratic questions
  • identify age and curriculum-appropriate texts for use in Socratic seminars
  • conduct Socratic seminars
  • evaluate seminar participant behaviors as well as their own behaviors as seminar leaders.

After registering for this, several readings will be e-mailed to you. Participants are asked to read these documents prior to attending the class. Please be sure that your e-mail address entered in your account is accurate.

This addresses Colorado Teacher Quality Standards 1D, 3E, 3F.
          Bullet The Gift of Mindful Teaching [A]
Target Audience: PreK-12 teachers

Discover the true gift of mindfulness! While exploring the power of self-compassion, the art of paying attention, the importance of self-regulation and body awareness, participants will learn about the many benefits of mindfulness for teachers and students. Participants will learn a variety of mindfulness strategies that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, participants will explore the transformational qualities of incorporating joy, gratitude, play, rest, and mindfulness into their daily lives.
          Bullet Thinking Maps (Strengthening Cognitive Skills) [A]
Target Group: Classroom teachers of every content area and grade level. No out-of-district please.

Thinking Maps provide all students with an opportunity to achieve at a higher level. Learn to use Thinking Maps to strengthen cognitive skills for all students across every content and grade level. Participants will learn the theory and research behind Thinking Maps (Marzano) and application possibilities in every content area. After learning course content, participants will apply knowledge to the classroom setting. Thinking Maps naturally differentiate the curriculum and provide emphasis on the eight most important cognitive skills teachers focus on every day.

Addresses Colorado Teacher Quality Standards: 1B, 1D, 1E.

The Thinking Maps manual ($137) will be provided at no charge for the first 25 applicants who register for the course.

There will 8 hours of individual time.
Credit will not be awarded until submission of the final project.


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