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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
November
11/30/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ECESC - *Winter Title III Meeting - VIRTUAL
Join us for our Winter Title III Meeting where we will share great information and network with each other! This meeting will be virtual from 10-noon.
11/30/2021
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
~*New Teacher Network - PD Pop Networking Series for New Teachers!
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Join our New Teacher Network to share ideas, reflections, and best practices utilizing strategies from Teach Like A Champion! All sessions will be held virtually after school from 4:00-4:45!
December
12/1/2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
21-22 Reading Specialists Networking Meetings
Have you been identified as the Reading Specialist for your school or district? If so, these networking meetings are for you! Come and learn from the experts in the field, as well as spend some quality time with others in the same position as you. There will be time built into each meeting for sharing, discussing, and asking questions about critical topics such as scheduling, when to screen K, appropriate interventions and more.
12/2/2021
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
~Building Effective Leaders - PD Pop Leadership Series - Presented by Kevin Dill
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Leadership is a complex formative and developmental process - replete with periods of success and inevitable stumbles. Current and emerging leaders want ideas and actions that will help them bridge the gap of stepping into positions of challenge and responsibility to becoming confident and respected difference-makers. Within leadership - certain challenges, needed skills, and even pitfalls are predictable, allowing us to study how effective leaders approach situations to create influence and impact. The ideas and actions explored within this seven-part series are drawn from exciting research of leadership development, empirical investigation, and most powerfully - the insights from the study of exemplary leaders. The points of view that are presented have evolved from working with and coaching hundreds of leaders - capturing the reality of critical leadership skills needed to navigate through situations and insights gained from experiences of success and failures.
12/6/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*Winter Title III Meeting - Virtual
This virtual meeting is for the WVEC Title III Consortium and will cover important topics such as EL plans, EL TOR updates, SIOP, ELD and more. Meeting will be from 10-noonEST virtually.
12/7/2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*EL TOR Networking Meetings 2021-22
These meetings are designed for individuals working to become the EL TOR for their district, or already are one. Come join others in the same role and ask questions, share ideas and learn from one another. As needed, experts from IDOE and around the state will join our meetings. We will use the hybrid approach with virtual meetings and in-person meetings.
12/7/2021
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Let's Talk About Math Textbook Adoption! - Presented by Melissa Gill
Do you have a textbook rubric? Do you have a timeline with a plan of action? Let me show you what WVEC is offering to assist your district with choosing a new instructional resource!
12/8/2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~*Mathematics for Our Youngest Learners (PK-1)
Before entering formal school settings, young children have many mathematical experiences. These out-of-school experiences can be used as a foundation upon which early childhood educators can build. Participants in this workshop will learn how to utilize children's experiences in developmentally appropriate ways as they delve into the teaching and learning of mathematics. [PK-1]
12/8/2021
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD POP: ~*Epic Ways to Use epic! With Your EL Students (K-6) - Presented by Sabrina King
Come learn how to incorporate this FREE online library with your ESL student to increase language development while hitting content standards!
12/13/2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
PD Pop: ~*Counselor Connections PD Pop Series - Presented by Melissa Gill
Are you a school counselor? Let's meet to network & share ideas across our region! Each month we will dive into a different topic across the counseling world. We will meet virtually from 10:00-10:45 ET on Oct 11, Dec 6, Feb 7, and May 13.
12/14/2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*Instructional Coaching Council
Instructional Coaches are an integral part of the leadership. Come and join us as we learn the foundations of Instructional Coaching including observation and feedback, roles & responsibilities, and facilitating data meetings.
12/15/2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
RTI is a Key Ingredient in Your PLC Recipe (9-12)
There are so many things we are being asked to do in classrooms today that don’t have anything to do with our expertise, which is providing high levels of learning to all students. With so many side dishes, as important as they may or may not be, it’s easy for teachers to dismiss things as extra, when they are actually the main course (PLC and RTI).The reality is clear that a timely, directive and systemic RTI plan is an essential part of making sure all students maximize their learning potential. During our one-day workshop, administrators and teachers will get an overview of the foundational practices of a PLC as we make the case that RTI is the key ingredient of a highly effective PLC process.
January
1/11/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ECESC - *Authentic Differentiation: How to Make it Work in Your Classroom with Your Learners (K-12)
While the term 'Differentiation' has been around for awhile and research has shown it is critical for meeting the diverse academic needs of today's learners, it still seems almost impossible to truly differentiate well for ALL Learners. How do you differentiate for so many diverse learners without having to individually plan for every student? This workshop will introduce the critical elements of a differentiated classroom. Strategies, techniques and resources for differentiating instruction, student learning activities and assessments based on learning levels and language needs will be shared. We will investigate ways to take your current lessons and turn them into differentiated lessons without lots of work!! Bring a lesson/unit to the workshop to use with the learning activities and you will have one lesson done before you leave!! This workshop is not content specific and applicable to all teachers K-12.
1/11/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Take Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Students...Great Tips for Mastering Teacher Wellness - Melissa Gill
Are you looking to invest in yourself? Take some time for you! Attend this PD POP to walk away with 8-10 mastery moments to move forward with teacher wellness.
1/13/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Harnessing Social Media for Free PD (K-12) - Presented by Kyle Kline
Most teachers are lifelong learners, yet hardly have the time to attend professional development opportunities outside of their own schools. Between sub shortages, teaching requirements, and testing, they feel they cannot leave their classrooms in the hands of others. It's OK! Social media is here to help. Aside from it being almost 100% free, it is PD that can be done on your time and centered on topics you choose. Come learn how to use social media for YOU and find amazing ideas from other educators around the globe.
1/19/2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Math Textbook Caravan
This year's Textbook Caravan for Math adoption will be in-person at Four Points by Sheraton in West Lafayette on January 19th. A schedule will be posted once we receive it. If you are registered, the schedule will be sent to you as soon as it is available.
1/19/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Technology Instructional Leaders Networking Meetings
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Do you play the role of technology instructional coach at your school? For your entire district? Come join these networking meetings to connect and collaborate with others around the area in the same role as you. Meeting dates are Sep 16, Nov 3, Jan 19, and Apr 13 from 9:00-12:00 at WVEC.
1/19/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Staff Wellness Check: Effectively Leading Self & Others (K-12) - Presented by Kathryn Parthun
Understanding how to effectively present and share SEL research with staff is imperative. This session will provide teacher leaders, counselors, & administrators with tips to proactively discuss SEL research. Leave this session with new ideas to encourage staff members!
1/19/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 AM
PD Pop: ~*Hablas Google? Google-Friendly Tools for EL Students (5-12) - Presented by Kierston McKinley
Join this fast-paced session for Google-friendly tools that will appeal to your EL students and make class more fun and more accessible to the ESL population (grades 5-12)
1/20/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Computer Science: Ideas, Resources, and Implementation for the K-5 Classroom - Presented by Addie Marvin
There is more to computer science than code.org! Come learn about activities, career connections, and resources to implement the K-5 CS standards.
1/20/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Supporting Intermediate Students: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers (3-12) - Presented by Jamey Peavler
Strategizing how to support intermediate students with reading difficulties is more effective when we align our instruction to reading science frameworks. In this session we will explore the word recognition strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope to examine assessments, instructional tools, and resources to support older students with below-level decoding skills.
1/25/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro to WIDA Online Series (After School Sessions)
Join us for three one-hour live sessions where you will learn about the new 2020 WIDA ELD Standards and Resources. Learn strategies for supporting EL students with the academic and content language they need to be successful. We will also explore the additional WIDA Resources and how these might be used a tool for planning, instruction and assessment. These session will be held after school from 4:00-5:00 on 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 and will be recorded.
1/25/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Using Choice Language to Set Effective Limits (K-12) - Kevin Dill
When teaching chronically disruptive students, one of the most effective strategies a teacher can use is setting limits - not just boundaries. In this training, we'll explore how to use a technique called 'Choice Language' to set more effective limits, as well as how to set progressive limits during a behavioral event through a strategy known as the 'gentle press'.
1/26/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~What? They Don't Know Their Math Facts Yet? How to Move Beyond Memorization for Fact Fluency (K-6)
Participants in this session will learn a variety of games to help students learn their basic math facts. Although, traditionally, these games are taught with paper gameboards and physical materials (dice, two color counters, playing cards, etc.), participants will learn to transfer these games to digital environments. In doing so, kids can play games together as they sit 6 feet apart, from across the classroom, or from home after they leave our classrooms. We'll discuss ways that the pandemic has shifted our thinking in relation to online spaces and the benefits of technology in teaching fact fluency games. [K-6]
1/26/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Harnessing Social Media in the Classroom (Without Actually Using Social Media) (3-12) - Presented by Kierston McKinley
Our students know more about social media than we do! Create the EXPERIENCE of the social medial platform while never even using the app. Attendees will walk away with free templates they can use tomorrow.
1/27/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WCIESC - *Authentic Differentiation: How to Make it Work in Your Classroom with Your Learners
While the term 'Differentiation' has been around for awhile and research has shown it is critical for meeting the diverse academic needs of today's learners, it still seems almost impossible to truly differentiate well for ALL Learners. How do you differentiate for so many diverse learners without having to individually plan for every student? This workshop will introduce the critical elements of a differentiated classroom. Strategies, techniques and resources for differentiating instruction, student learning activities and assessments based on learning levels and language needs will be shared. We will investigate ways to take your current lessons and turn them into differentiated lessons without lots of work!! Bring a lesson/unit to the workshop to use with the learning activities and you will have one lesson done before you leave!! This workshop is not content specific and applicable to all teachers K-12.
1/27/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Advance Your Art Class! Utilizing Google Slides to Create a Digital Art Portfolio (4-12) - Presented by Penny Milligan
Attention all art teachers! Looking for ways to incorporate technology into your art class? We will look at how students can create digital art portfolios using Google Slides. You will also learn how to organize your students' projects and communicate with them all in one document streamlining the grading process! Students showcase their work and learn graphic design along the way. Come see how!
1/27/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Keeping Kids Engaged in K-5 Math Class (K-5) - Presented by Kyle Kline
Making mathematics interesting for students is one of the most difficult tasks a teacher can have in their classroom. But does it have to be that difficult? There is an assortment of resources and websites for teachers to use, but which ones offer the best 'return on investment'? Come learn about these resources and how they will peak your students' interest and increase their engagement at the same time. This workshop will be hands-on and encompass a wide variety of activities that will benefit any K-5 classroom.
1/31/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Discussion and Resources for Asking the Right Questions to Improve Student Performance (6-12) - Presented by Bill Reed
Components and practice of asking good thought provoking and meaningful questions to students will be addressed.
February
2/1/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Reading Strategies with Digital Text (K-12) - Michele Eaton
You’ve heard the debate by now. Which is better: print or digital? Let’s end that debate today. There’s a place for both in the modern classroom. In this session, let’s discuss the research behind how we read online, review teaching strategies for improving comprehension of digital media, and share tips for creating effective digital content for the classroom.
2/2/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Media Specialists Network
Do you play the role of media specialist at your school? For your entire district? Come join this networking meeting to connect and collaborate with others around the area in the same role as you.
2/2/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*The Balanced Teaching Approach for Challenging Students (K-12) - Kevin Dill
When challenging students use behavioral tactics and traps to annoy, frustrate, and exhaust us - teachers can be thrown off balance resulting in either overreacting or underreacting to the behavior. In this training, we'll explore several strategies that promote a balanced approach to responding to behavior - instead of reacting to behavior.
2/3/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~Building Your Title I Program To Be The Best It Can Be!
Learn how to make the best Title I program for your school. This includes ideas on staffing, planning, grouping, resources, interventions, ELL, dyslexia interventions, School-wide versus Targeted, and so much more.
2/3/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ECESC - *WIDA 2020 ELD Framework: Planning Instruction for Multilingual Learners (K-12)
This day-long workshop will dive into the new 2020 WIDA ELD framework including the WIDA ELD standards, Key Language Uses, Language Expectations and Proficiency Level Descriptors. This is a hands-on interactive day of learning. Please plan to bring a simple lesson that you use in your classroom. We will use these lessons as we work through the WIDA elements and planning pieces.
2/8/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*Tools, Toys, and Mentor Texts for Teaching SEL Skills
As a classroom teacher, you know that it is not only a challenge to meet students' academic needs, but also their unique social and emotional needs. Learn strategies to deal with some of these issues and how to help kids develop appropriate mindsets and coping strategies in a positive, memorable way. As a teacher for 25 years and author of many books with social and emotional topics, Shannon has helped create many lessons for the social and emotional growth of students. She will share ideas for helping our students who need to hone their leadership skills, provide tips for giving perfectionists a proper perspective, help you develop confidence in your shy students, and give teachers tools to motivate their unmotivated students. This session is packed with practical strategies, tools, TOYS, mentor text recommendations, and lessons you will use for years to come.
2/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Exit Slips: A High Impact Strategy to Accelerate Learning (K-12) - Presented by Melissa Gill
How do you use quick classroom assessments to accelerate student learning? Let's take a look at the high impact strategy of utilizing Exit Slips to drive classroom instruction!
2/9/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Sparking Curiosity in the Classroom (K-12) - Presented by Kierston McKinley
Looking to activate your students' curiosity in the classroom? Join this session to learn about free tools to use to spark your students' thinking and keep them wanting to come back for more!
2/10/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Google's Hidden Gems (K-12) - Presented by Kierston McKinley
Google has so much more than Docs, Slides, and Sheets! Come learn more about the hidden gems that Google has to offer! All K-12 staff welcome!
2/15/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*ELL 101 - Classroom Strategies and Resources for Getting Started (K-5)
Join one of our top rated presenters, Melissa Fresh for this engaging workshop. Melissa will share many resources, ideas and strategies for supporting your Language learners at all levels. You will leave this workshop with ideas and resources that you can use with your students immediately. If you are wanting to learn more about how you can better plan for, assess and support your Language learners in the classroom, or if you are new to having language learners in your classroom, then this workshop is for you!!
2/15/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*A New Twist on Classroom Presentations That Your Students Will Love! (K-12) - Presented by Chris Young
If you've ever had students give presentations in your classroom, you know the pain. In this session, you will learn a new twist on classroom presentations that will improve students' ability to communicate, and at the same time make your class more engaging!
2/16/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~What About the High Kids? Literacy Strategies for HA Students (K-5)
Join Donna Whyte to gain ideas and strategies for our students who are achieving at or above grade level expectations. How do we ensure gains for all students by extending the learning of those who are meeting and exceeding this year? This workshop will focus on progress monitoring that allows us to truly address the needs of our students who are ready to be challenged in their learning. Create independence and higher level learning with the students that we know are ready to move forward. Don’t miss this chance to add to your toolbox!
2/17/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WCIESC - What About the High Kids? Literacy Strategies for HA Students (K-5)
Join Donna Whyte to gain ideas and strategies for our students who are achieving at or above grade level expectations. How do we ensure gains for all students by extending the learning of those who are meeting and exceeding this year? This workshop will focus on progress monitoring that allows us to truly address the needs of our students who are ready to be challenged in their learning. Create independence and higher level learning with the students that we know are ready to move forward. Don’t miss this chance to add to your toolbox!
2/17/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Eduprotocols (K-12) - Presented by Kyle Kline
Teachers will learn how to use Google Slides activities to engage their students in the 4 C's. Eduprotocols can be used in any subject and in any grade level. These activities will get students and teachers excited for 'something new'. Multiple templates will be provided for attendees.
2/22/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~Emotional Poverty (K-12)
Join Kevin Dill, Ed.S. in exploring the root causes of emotional poverty within students. Learn strategies designed to move you from being trauma informed and trauma sensitive – to being trauma skilled. This training will equip educators with tools that will prevent and respond effectively to students’ trauma-prompted actions such as anger, anxiety, and aggression. Learn practices that will help you manage the “classroom dance”, reduce episodes of emotional explosions, and allow students to disarm, de-stress, and integrate the rational functions of the brain so that emotions and behavior can effectively be managed.
2/22/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*What's Best for EL Students is Best for ALL Students: Taking Command of Writing Using the WIDA Writing Rubric! - Series for Grades 1-12 - All Students!
Join us for a 2 part mini-series with Phyllinga Jackson and her “little bag of tricks”! Popular for giving no to low-prep freebies that are ready to use tomorrow, you will not be disappointed! Participants will receive a writing tool kit! Day 1 will focus on the “what”, an interactive, informative 1-hr session where participants will dive in and analyze their own students' writing samples( a writing prompt will be supplied prior to the meeting so that participants may administer it to their students). Day 1 will also cover the Grade 1-12 WIDA writing rubric and the breakdown of its components. The next day will focus on the “how”, a ½ hour follow-up on best practices and next steps. Join us admin, teachers, ELL teachers and interventionists on this helpful and informative 2 part mini-series!
2/23/2022 9:00 AM
~Google Tools and Tips
Want to use Google or already use it but want to know it better? Come to this AM (9-11:30) or PM (12-2:30) session on a crash course in all things Google! Anyone who uses Google in your district is invited.
2/24/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~Best Practices for Chromebooks During Literacy (K-5)
If you have Chromebooks in a 1:1 or cart setting in your elementary school, you will leave this session with a solid plan on how to maximize their use during the literacy block. Participants will also gain management and accountability strategies. Nadine will present a 4 level model to help all teachers regardless of their tech level become masters of Chromebooks.
2/24/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Math Eduprotocols (K-12) - Presented by Kyle Kline
Are you a math teacher who is looking for methods to increase student engagement, concept retention, and excitement within your classroom? Look no further than Eduprotocols! Eduprotocols are skill-building activities that are flexible and boost confidence within your students. These activities are adaptable for any grade level and for your diverse student learners. Come join the fun and learn some activities you can implement in your math classroom the very next day.
2/28/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*Digging into Universal Design for Learning: the What, the How, and the Why (K-12)
As we know from research, students learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning provides teachers with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that ALL Learners can meet the high expectations of the new iLearn assessments and classroom expectations. UDL addresses the WHY, WHAT and HOW of Learning. We learn strategies for engaging students of all levels, how to present information and content in various ways to reach ALL learners, and how to differentiate and scaffold content to meet the needs of ALL Learners. UDL is NOT one more thing…..UDL is a tool that will help you plan for ALL students in a holistic way.
2/28/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Discussion and Resources for Mathematically Rich Tasks that Elevate Student Achievement (6-12) - Presented by Bill Reed
What makes an activity a Mathematically Rich Task and how to find Mathematically Rich Tasks will be addressed.
March
3/2/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*SPARK Retreat 2022
Are you ready for a full day of learning with Michael McKnight, Kevin Dill, Kathryn Parthun, & Shannon Anderson? WVEC's SPARK Retreat is the day for you to come, relax, and learn new tips to meet student needs in your classroom! Our topics will include helping students develop a growth mindset, moving forward with neuroplasicity research, and much more! Don't miss out on this event!
3/3/2022 9:00 AM
WCIESC - Google Tools & Tips
Want to use Google or already use it but want to know it better? Come to this AM (9-11:30) or PM (12-2:30) session on a crash course in all things Google! Anyone who uses Google in your district is invited. This workshop will be held in Greencastle
3/3/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Strategies that Train for Compliance (K-12) - Kevin Dill
When teaching maladaptive students with challenging behavior, teachers need to use a three-pronged approach including Social-Emotional Competence, Brain Integration, and Strategies that Train for Compliance. In this training, we'll explore a set of strategies that nudge compliance - promoting more cooperation and less resistance from a challenging student.
3/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Teacher Clarity: A High Impact Strategy to Empower Learning (K-12) - Presented by Melissa Gill
Are you looking for ways to narrow and focus activities in your classroom to best meet the needs of students? Teacher Clarity is a powerful practice that results in clarity and simplicity!
3/10/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~Engage and Empower! Stepping Up Our Student Engagement! (K-5)
Glazed eyes, doodles on papers, little effort on assignments, window staring, and lots of yawns! It's pretty easy to spot when student engagement is low! Student engagement is so important because it's directly linked to student achievement. We all want our students to show up to class excited to learn, be an active participant in their learning, and demonstrate a positive attitude...but sometimes that takes some work! During this workshop we'll talk all about strategies and techniques designed to capture students' attention and actively involve them in the learning process-because that's when we see student achievement soar! You'll also leave with many resources to use in your own classrooms! Let's make our classrooms places where students WANT to be!
3/14/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Discussion and Resources for Increased Engagement with Cooperative Learning Strategies in the Mathematics Classroom (6-12) - Presented by Bill Reed
The work of Spencer Kagan and a variety of different forms of Cooperative Learning techniques will be addressed. Ideas of when and where Cooperative Learning activities can and should be used.
3/15/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~Motivating the Unmotivated Student (5-12)
Rewards and punishments may help maintain student behavior and nudge compliance in the short term, but at best they're superficially effective and at worst counterproductive. In this training Kevin Dill explores effective strategies that transform the extremely unmotivated and maladaptive student by tapping into three scientific truths about what really motivates students. (Grades 5-12).
3/15/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WCIESC - Engage and Empower! Stepping Up Our Student Engagement! (K-5)
Glazed eyes, doodles on papers, little effort on assignments, window staring, and lots of yawns! It's pretty easy to spot when student engagement is low! Student engagement is so important because it's directly linked to student achievement. We all want our students to show up to class excited to learn, be an active participant in their learning, and demonstrate a positive attitude...but sometimes that takes some work! During this workshop we'll talk all about strategies and techniques designed to capture students' attention and actively involve them in the learning process-because that's when we see student achievement soar! You'll also leave with many resources to use in your own classrooms! Let's make our classrooms places where students WANT to be!
April
4/5/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
PD Pop: ~*Questioning: A High Impact Strategy to Impact Instruction (K-12) - Presented by Melissa Gill
What kinds of questions are you asking in the classroom and on assessments? Let's discuss Webb's DOK and apply our knowledge to your assessments!
4/6/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~*Tech Abilities for the Struggling Reader (K-8)
Learn how to develop an effective blended learning approach to intervention targeting those who need layers of support. Apps, extensions and add-ons are great, but integrating teachers and research based pedagogy creates the perfect package. This session is designed to show teachers how to use technology as an extension of small group instruction. Applicable to any type of device in the classroom (iPad/Chromebook). Participants will leave the session rooted in strategies to implement the following day in the classroom.
4/15/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
~Engagement Made Simple: Strategies for Working with Students of ALL Ability Levels (K-6)
Have you ever wondered how to teach rigorous standards while still engaging your students? Are you ready to level up your engagement strategies to reach a variety of learners? During this session you will see how to plan magical moments for your students to ignite their learning! Participants will explore creative ways to engage all learners through attention grabbing hooks, room transformations, and technology. Transform your teaching, transform their learning!
4/21/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*Teaching Writing is Hard, Until it Isn't
While researching for her book, Be an Amazing Writing Teacher, Shannon learned the many reasons teachers feel ill-equipped to teach writing at the elementary level and offers challenges for upping your writing methods. After attending this session, you will better understand the motivation and confidence factors that are needed for real writing to occur in your writing block. Students will be excited to participate and look at the craft of writing in a whole new way.
May
5/3/2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
ECESC - *Spring Title III Meeting
Join us for the last Title III meeting of the year!
5/11/2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
*WVEC Title III Spring Meeting
Join us for the last Title III meeting of the year!
5/13/2022
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
2022 Virtual STEM Kids Conference for WVEC 5th Grade Classrooms - May 13
WVEC Members Only - Your 5th classroom is invited to attend a virtual STEM Kids Conference hosted by Purdue’s Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM! Students will use 21st Century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication as they engage in two 120-minute interactive, design-based STEM activities. Participation is FREE and is only available to members of WVEC! THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR MAY 13.
June
6/6/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orton Gillingham Summer Institute (K-5)
Are you ready to learn the Orton Gillingham method to meet the needs of learners? Join us for our 5 day summer institute with Jamey Peavler! This completed training meets the requirements for Reading Specialist!
6/7/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*SIOP Train the Trainer Series - 2022 ECESC Cohort
This training is for trainers who will be providing SIOP training in their schools. Trainers will learn the 8 components of SIOP, as well as strategies, resources and techniques for each component of the SIOP model. This series consists of three days in the summer - June 7, 8, and 9 that will be held at ECESC in Connorsville and two additional days in the fall (dates TBD).
6/14/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*SIOP Train the Trainer Series - 2022 WVEC Cohort
This training is for trainers who will be providing SIOP training in their schools. Trainers will learn the 8 components of SIOP, as well as strategies, resources and techniques for each component of the SIOP model. This series consists of three days in the summer - June 14, 15, and 16 that will be held at WVEC and two additional days in the fall (dates/location TBD).
6/21/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
*SIOP Train the Trainer Series - 2022 SIEC Cohort
This training is for trainers who will be providing SIOP training in their schools. Trainers will learn the 8 components of SIOP, as well as strategies, resources and techniques for each component of the SIOP model. This series consists of three days in the summer - June 21, 22, and 23 that will be held at SIEC and two additional days in the fall (dates/location TBD).