June 8th and 9th, 2016 at Taylorview Middle School.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Option credit through NNU for most courses. Further information will be provided after registration.


Session Title Instructor Target Audience Date & Time Course Description Enrollment Max Credits Registration
Introduction to the Lucy Calkins Units of Study Series – Grades K-3 Ryan Candelario Grades K-3 Wednesday Only, June 8, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm This one-day unit of study workshop led by a member of the Units of Study Team, will conduct an in-depth study of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing program. The day offers detailed support in the foundations of the writing workshop, including ways to design units of study, teach mini-lessons, and lead small group work. The workshop also focuses on the importance of data-driven, assessment based instruction, and understanding trajectories of skill development. 40 No credit, but can contribute to district professional development requirements. Click here to register.
Introduction to the Lucy Calkins Units of Study Series – Grades 4-6 Ryan Candelario Grades 4-6 Thursday Only, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm This one-day unit of study workshop led by a member of the Units of Study Team, will conduct an in-depth study of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing program. The day offers detailed support in the foundations of the writing workshop, including ways to design units of study, teach mini-lessons, and lead small group work. The workshop also focuses on the importance of data-driven, assessment based instruction, and understanding trajectories of skill development. 40 No credit, but can contribute to district professional development requirements. Click here to register.
Learning Applications and Technology Guided Self-Study for Beginners or Intermediate Penny Kimmet & Pat Gyles Grades K-12 Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016 This course will give teachers hands-on practice using Idaho Falls School District 91's technologies and learning applications. Teachers will be able to target technology and learning application areas in which they need more experience. They will receive individualized training and practice in a guided environment. Teachers will be required to create a tech integration product for use with their class or peers in the intermediate level class. 30 1 Click here to register.
Strand I-Comprehensive Literacy - Language Learning and Literacy Development Janelle Bennett, D91 Literacy Coach Grades K-12 Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Strand I – Comprehensive Literacy/Language Learning and Literacy Development (phonics, phonemic awareness and reading acquisition) 1 credit. This course is designed to meet the intent of Idaho Code § 33-1207A and will provide practical application of the Literacy Standards and Idaho’s Comprehensive Literacy Plan. Educators will identify best practices in instruction and assessment of reading. Current research in brain-compatible teaching/learning and learning theories as applied to reading will be examined. Participants will learn how language is acquired, develop lessons in explicit and embedded phonics and phonemic awareness. They will also develop lessons in comprehension and vocabulary development. In addition, practicing educators will identify correlations between district adopted texts and the Comprehensive Literacy Plan. Web-sites relevant to literacy-development and the implications of technology will be explored. **Additional Optional Dates: June 14 & 15, Strand II Reading Comprehension and Best Practice. 1 credit. **Additional Optional Dates: June 10 & 13, Strand III Literacy Assessment and Intervention (practice giving assessments over the weekend). 1 credit.
Section Number: EDLT53704. (38)
Required Texts: Teaching Reading Sourcebook 2nd Edition ISBN #978-1-57128-457-0 Assessing Reading Multiple Measures 2nd Edition, ISBN# 978-1-57128-464-8
30 1. All three strands fulfills the literacy certification requirement Idaho Code § 33-1207A, or each strand can be taken separately for 1 credit each. **Can be taken 2, 4, or 6 days for all 3 credits. Click here to register.
Going Blended Byron Heath Grades K-12 interested in blended learning Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Learn the best practices for blended learning and technology integration. During this session teachers will learn how to reduce their workload and increase student achievement by creating online content and encouraging self-directed learning. Veterans and novices to blended learning are welcome. Much of this course will be spent building your own practical online units with guidance and advice from the instructor. 30 1 Click here to register.
Learning through Writing: Best Practices in Writing Instruction Vickie Christensen Grades 7-12 Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm We know as teachers that we should teach writing, but effective writing instruction can be challenging. This workshop will provide background on teaching students to write effectively. Although this course has clear application to language arts instructors, the lessons would be valuable for all teachers who have students write. (That should be all teachers!) 30 1 Click here to register.
21st Century Learning Design Using Project Based Learning Matt Bertasso Grades 6-12 Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Learn the fundamental principles of Project-Based Learning. In moving toward a more student-centered and active learning environment, learn how to develop an idea and write a driving question; launch the project; plan daily teaching, learning activities, and logistics; manage the project to maximize effectiveness; evaluate and perfect the project. We will discuss instructional strategies that will work both in a 1:1 environment and with limited access to computers. PBL Starter Kit (provided) 30 1 Click here to register.
Using the 5 Practices for Developing Rich Math Discussions Dr. Cory Bennett, ISU Math teachers all grades Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Learn to use the 5 practices of skillful improvisation and deeper questioning methods when teaching mathematics. The five practices include; Anticipating, Monitoring, Selecting, Sequencing and Connecting. 30 1 Click here to register.
LANGUAGE – The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum Karadeen Grayson and Shannon Taylor Special Ed Teachers and other content area teachers Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Learn to use the program LANGUAGE! More effectively. LANGUAGE! provides effective, explicit, sequential, linguistically logical, and systematic instruction for struggling readers, writers, speakers, and spellers. LANGUAGE! is for students who need to acquire knowledge of Academic Language as well as the structure and function of the English language. These students often represent three populations: English language learners, students with special needs, and “curriculum casualties.” 30 1 Click here to register.
Gradual Release of Responsibility: Guided Practice Sarah Sanders K-12 Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Participants will thoroughly review and practice the principles outlined in the Guided Practice section of the four-part Gradual Release of Responsibility research by Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey. The Guided Practice principles include: questioning to check for understanding, prompting to facilitate students’ thinking processes and processing, cueing to shift students’ attention to focus on specific information, errors, or partial understandings; and explaining and modeling when students do not have sufficient knowledge to compete tasks on their own. The target audience is inclusive of all grade levels and curriculum. This course will help teachers practice providing timely and meaningful scaffolds to boost students to higher levels of understanding and performance. 30 1 Click here to register.
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