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ACCEA Professional Development

ACCEA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS 2017-2018

  • Online Registrations are listed via the links after each workshop description. For a hard copy, contact your local president or you can email acceateach@gmail.com 
  • Workshops are only open to ACCEA members.
  • Registration  $5  –  non-refundable/non-transferable
  • All Workshop unless otherwise noted are 4:30-6:30 pm at the ACCEA Office 842 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City.
  • ACCEA Policy: If you register and do not attend your local association will be charged for the workshop.
  • Dinner will be served starting at 4:15 pm
  • Please bring a canned good for donation to the local food bank

September 19, 2017

Student Growth Objectives Student Growth Objectives are an integral part of the new teacher evaluation system for all teachers.  This workshop will review the process of writing appropriate SGOs that can be used to help improve instruction as well as be used as an evaluation tool for teachers. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Qxlw9ol9U94xAUiA2

October 11, 2017

SMARTBoards, Pt. 1:  Focus on the Toolbar This session will introduce participants to Interactive White Boards and their most basic applications to classroom instruction. Topics will include: What is an interactive whiteboard? What can I do with it? Where do I begin? Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Q8GZGZSPbVN4USMV2

October 17, 2017

Higher Order Questioning Strategies The Common Core State Standards place a strong emphasis on the ability of students to apply knowledge to new and novel situations. In order to better prepare students for the rigor the CCSS, teachers must now model the type of thinking required by the CCSS through higher order questioning. This approach creates a learning environment that is conducive to growth by asking students to be explicit about their thinking, incorporate what they already know into new situations, and confront misconceptions. This session will help teachers to incorporate higher order questions into their repertoire and foster a growth oriented learning environment. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/ColmVx9vdvONwxKo2

November 1, 2017

Collaborative Tools for Educators Developing a collaborative culture will not only improve student learning but also create a collaborative professional learning environment.  By using various websites and applications educators can enhance their curriculum in a true collaborative environment.  We will focus on the Google Drive suite of applications, among others.  This BYOD workshop will introduce educators to various tools that can be used to share ideas with fellow colleagues while enhancing their curriculum.

This is not a session for computer beginners.  Participants must provide a Google or Gmail account with workshop coordinator prior to workshop date.

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/rxijwp41uj4NGuAn1

November 15, 2017

Paras and Teachers: Effective Collaboration This workshop is designed to improve communication between certified and non-certified staff by clarifying expectations and coordinating procedures. Mutual respect for the strengths and contributions of all who work with children is encouraged and reinforced through the collaborative activities in this training program. This workshop is designed for paraprofessional-teacher teams. (Strongly recommended that both teachers and paras attend) Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/WDbJLQpHdXi3F4yn1

December 5, 2017

Preparing For Your Summative Evaluation With the passage of TEACHNJ and AchieveNJ, the summative evaluation process for teachers has changed dramatically. This workshop will focus upon the compiling of important data and aligning data and artifacts to evaluation rubrics in an effort to predict and achieve high summative evaluation ratings. Participants will understand each component of their summative evaluation, how each component is derived, and discuss advocacy methods for improving summative evaluation scores. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/grqcjZ2sK4GskBrF3

January 10, 2018

Google Drive for Collaboration Pt. 1:  Focus on Tools
Tools, participants will gain a greater understanding of Google Drive through a more hands-on approach.  We will look into specific aspects of docs, sheets and slides.  Participants will see how to accomplish specific tasks leading towards collaboration, input and productivity.  Time will be given for members to collaborate through Google and create documents, sheets and slides in Drive. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/cUg0YtKGxdXgr0D63

January 23, 2018

SMARTBoards, Pt. 2:  The SMART Menu This session is the first of a series of four sequential seminars designed to help Interactive White Board users become proficient in the use of the technology. In this session, participants will learn how to use the drop down menus and the menu bar components of the software application.  Activities will also help participants learn about objects, how to manipulate them, change their properties, and more.

NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ACTIVE USERS OF INTERACTIVE WHITE BOARD TECHNOLOGY, and all participants must have access to a computer with SMART Notebook software 10.7 or higher

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/HslZd4M6yrJXEFSg2

February 6, 2018

Using the Anti-bullying Bill of Rights to Change School Culture   First, this workshop will focus on the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and its impact upon school staff, students, and school districts.  However, combating bullying is not just about compliance, but also about changing school culture to provide a safe environment for all students.  Consequently, we will also focus on developing strategies for improving school culture, and consequently, preventing bullying. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/wC5M6LLYjRSTqREh2

February 21, 2018

SMARTBoards, Pt. 3:  Side Tabs This session is the second of a series of four sequential seminars designed to help Interactive White Board users become proficient in the use of the technology. In this session, through working with Activity Toolkit 2.0, participants will learn how to engage in organizing, animating and changing object properties.

NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ACTIVE USERS OF INTERACTIVE WHITE BOARD TECHNOLOGY, MUST HAVE COMPLETED SMARTBOARD PART 2, and all participants must have access to a computer with SMART Notebook software 10.7 or higher.

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Kdwii7fTeKH3dvG82

March 6, 2018

Google Drive for Collaboration, Pt. 2:  Focus on Data  In this session, participants will:

  • Learn to create a variety of Google Forms
  • Learn how to leverage Google Forms for collaborative collection, archiving, and dissemination of data with colleagues.
  • Brainstorm and develop practical classroom applications of Google Forms for immediate use.

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/wChOno3kCYDlzkVf1

March 21, 2018

Autism:  Applying Useful Techniques With increasing numbers of students who are identified with some form of autism, classroom teachers and educational support personnel have many questions about autism and the various diagnoses.  This presentation will explore the issues important to school personnel, such as features of autism and the autism spectrum. Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/dVhVUWqYRYelGAhl2

April 11, 2018

Google Drive for Collaboration, Pt. 3:  Communication for Professional Learning  The days of classroom isolation are over. Both inside and outside the school environment, educators have a wide variety of opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues. This workshop will address ways to organize PLCs effectively and efficiently using Google Documents and Sites to collaborate with colleagues both on and off campus. Intermediate computing skills are required for this workshop.

In this session, participants will:

  • Create a Google Site
  • Learn how to leverage Gmail, Google Sites, and Google Calendar, to facilitate communication for professional learning.
  • Brainstorm and develop practical applications of Google Sites and Calendar for immediate use.

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/G49ZH1cbKzcsISo42

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