Restorative Practices Learning Series Intensive

10.5 ISBE PD Hours

3/28, 3/29, and 3/30/2017

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3.5 ISBE PD Hours for each session

Session Dates: 3/23, 3/28, 4/18, and 4/25/2017

Participants will collaborate and focus on what they are already doing in the classroom to improve and to determine best practices to meet the “Distinguished” level for each component. Teachers will share past evaluation experiences, provide advice to each other, and troubleshoot ideas for meeting expectations. They will also prepare for future pre-and post-observation conferences by discussing their planning, implementation, and assessment, framing the conversation around the requirements of the FFT.

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3.5 ISBE PD Hours

Workshop Date: 4/4/2017

This workshop provides teachers with strategies to increase student learning by developing strong partnerships with their families and the school’s community. Attendees will learn how and why to involve family members (and guardians and caregivers) as partners with both school and home-based activities; strategies for 2-way communication with families to advance student learning; and, why and how to be responsive to families and their cultures and needs.

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Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

17.5 ISBE PD Hours and/or 1 Lane Placement Credit

4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15/2017

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Writing Across the Disciplines

15 ISBE PD Hours and/or 1 Lane Placement Credit

Course Dates: 4/26, 5/3, and 5/31/2017

This three-session course with online components offering focuses on teaching young children how to write across the disciplines. Participants will learn how to design instruction to teach elementary level students how to write “like” a historian, mathematician, and scientist. Teachers will learn what resources work best for supporting this type of writing, and how to create exemplar pieces for students to analyze.

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15 ISBE PD Hours and/or 1 Lane Placement Credit

Course Dates: 5/10, 5/24, and 6/14/2017

This three-session course with online components focuses on teaching middle school and high school students how to write in various disciplines. Participants will learn how to incorporate writing into the subjects they teach and make it part of their regular curriculum. Teachers will investigate the writing style specific to their discipline, and create their own exemplar pieces to use as models for student writing assignments.

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