Wabash Valley Education Center

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Month
Date
Location
Upcoming Event
August
8/1/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WVEC
*The Fundamentals of Orton-Gillingham: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Instruction
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Are you ready to learn more about using OG in the 1st or 2nd grade classroom or during intervention? Using The Orton-Gillingham Educators' Guide, we will discover & discuss the fundamentals of this multi-sensory approach. Educators will leave understanding the purpose behind visual and blending drills, the basic rules of language, & the purpose of assessment to guide instruction for all students to succeed. This session will provide the basics for classroom instruction & intervention. Participants will leave with a book & OG cards. This is not a training for Reading Specialists, but for classroom teachers and interventionists wanting to know more!
8/18/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
*WVEC Title III Consortium Back to School Meeting - Virtual
This meeting is for WVEC Title III Consortium Members. We will go over new items for the 22-23 school year! Join us to learn important Title III Updates, Information on the Consortium, PD Opportunities and more. Join us virtually from 10-12pm EST
8/22/2022
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
WVEC
High Ability Coordinator Region 5 Meeting - IN PERSON or LIVESTREAM
High Ability Coordinators, please join us for this special event with Whitney Coake from the IDOE! You can choose to join us in person at WVEC or virtually.
8/24/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*ELL 101: The Basics of Working with our English Language Learners (K-5)
Just started working with EL students? Looking for some best practices and great resources? This is for you! This is a full day focused on the basics of working with our EL students with tons of take-home resources you can use the very next day!
8/25/2022
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WVEC
WVEC Advisory Board Kickoff Bash!
Be your district's representative for the WVEC Advisory Board and join us for a morning full of prizes and learn what exciting opportunities WVEC has planned for the new school year! We also want to hear from you! Help guide the direction of WVEC. Held at WVEC from 9:30-11:30 AM. Please note: This is only available for WVEC Members!
8/25/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Welcoming Newcomers to the School Community (K-6) - Presented by Stella Villalba
In this session, we will focus on multilingual learners who are considered newcomers, that is, students who have recently arrived to the United States from their country of origin. We will explore three intentional and humanizing practices that put the children’s lives at the center of this important transition.
8/26/2022
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual
Teacher Evaluation Training - Virtual
This VIRTUAL training is for anyone utilizing the RISE, RISE Modified, or other teacher evaluation tools. Anyone who will serve as a primary or secondary evaluator will need to be trained. This is open to all NEW Evaluators and Administrators. It also serves as a great refresher course! Materials have been updated for 2022! This virtual training will be from 9:00-1:00 ET.
8/30/2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
WVEC
~22-23 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, appropriate interventions and more. All networking meetings are from 10-12pmEST if they are virtual and 10-2pmEST if they are in-person. In-person meetings will be held at WVEC.
8/30/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
~New Teacher Academy - Virtual Networking Series
Are you a new teacher? Let's walk through components of the RISE Rubric together and collaborate on all the key components. The results? New ideas, resources, best practices, and a network group to support your first year of teaching! We will meet virtually from 4:00-4:45 on Aug 30, Sep 27, Nov 8, Jan 10, and Feb 21.
8/30/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *How Can I Help? How Teachers Can Advocate for their EL Learners (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
With the new law soon coming, we’ll talk through how EL teachers, teachers that have EL certification, and our TORs can advocate for EL students. This is a 3 part series–one in the fall (getting the year started), one in the winter (half way through) and one in the spring (wrapping up the year). Come to one; come to all! We’ll discuss how we advocate for our ELs, what we should be doing, and ways to help us keep it all organized. This registration is for the first session. Be sure to register for sessions 2 & 3 that will be held Dec. 7 and Apr 4.
8/31/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*20 Ways to Explode Your Students' Reading Excitement (K-6) - Presented by Shannon Anderson
Reading for pleasure leads to improved reading comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary development, spelling, and grammar usage, but how do we instill a love for reading for the sake of reading? How do we get kids excited about the actual act of experiencing stories and text? Teacher, literacy coach, and author, Shannon Anderson, will share her favorite 20 ways to spark excitement for reading. From creative ways to get books into your students' hands to fun ways to motivate kids to read them, you will secure many you-can-do-it strategies to create avid readers.
September
9/1/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
22-23 *EL TOR Networking Meetings
These meetings are designed for individuals who serve as the EL TOR for their districts. 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.
9/1/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Taking the Mask Off of Dysgraphia (K-12) - Presented by Cheri Dotterer
What do you do when students struggle to form letters & demonstrate poor spelling skills? How do you help them get their ideas on paper? A lack of dysgraphia awareness and perceived instructional perspectives prevent many students' successful writing engagement. Join Cheri Dotterer during this interactive session as she covers the area of dysgraphia & practical solutions to helping all students succeed!
9/6/2022
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
WVEC
Food Service Directors' Meeting
Are you interested in learning more about what WVEC offers to support your needs as a Food Service Director? Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this informative meeting to learn more about how your district’s membership in Wabash Valley may benefit you in the food service arena with all of our offerings. Currently, we have 18 districts participating in our joint food service program and we would love you to join the group!
9/6/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*WVEC T3 Consortium Tier 1 Regional Meeting
We want to connect with you! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts YOUR SIZE are doing in their EL programs! This is for Tier 1 schools (30 or more EL students).
9/6/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Welcome to My Classroom! What Teachers and Staff Can Do to Help Their EL Newcomers! (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
With so many new students joining our classrooms, this PD Pop focuses on how we best meet the needs of our newcomers. We’ll talk through the differences between newcomers and our other ELs and what we can do to help them acquire a brand new language.
9/7/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*WVEC T3 Consortium Tier 2 Regional Meeting
We want to connect with you! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts YOUR SIZE are doing in their EL programs! This is for Tier 2 schools (15-29 EL students).
9/7/2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual
*Science of Reading Pt. 1: What is the Gist? (Virtual)
Supporting our students to grow as readers requires knowledge of the both the content (what) and processes (how) skilled reading develops. In this session we’ll explore how decades of interdisciplinary research helps inform evidence-based practices for effective reading instruction. Join us as we relate the Science of Reading components to the general classroom framework of literacy instruction. Bring your questions!
9/7/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *~Inspire Me: Practical Strategies for Increasing Authentic Engagement (K-6) - Presented by Naomi Church
Every educator wants to meet each student’s needs. Reaching every student requires an intentional, thoughtful, and flexible approach. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a powerful framework to ensure learning experiences are implemented in a way that helps all students to be successful. This engaging and joyful session will bridge UDL theory with practical implementation strategies in order to elevate educator and student engagement and improve overall student academic success.
9/8/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~First Day to Test Day (3-12) - Presented by Kristina Smekens!
A road map to accelerate student learning and prepare for standardized tests. Strategies shared during this workshop mirror the 3-12 grade-level expectations outlined within the reading and writing standards for College & Career Readiness.
9/8/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*WVEC T3 Consortium Tier 3 Regional Meeting
We want to connect with you! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts YOUR SIZE are doing in their EL programs! This is for Tier 3 schools (14 or less EL students).
9/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Ultimate Google Presentation (K-12) - Presented by Tyler Tarver
This will provide much more than just a surface level knowledge of Forms, Docs, Sheets, YouTube, and Add-ons by empowering your teachers to create a blueprint that adapts around each individual learner, all from a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer. Based on giving teachers the ability to create their own virtual co-teachers and have students' learning adapt according to their personal knowledge. This session will give practical examples/resources to educators in every level of comfort with Google products. Teachers will create lessons with ease and be able to spend less time with paperwork and more time focusing on student learning. Educating educators to educate others. #hackinggoogle
9/13/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
*T3 Literacy Series! Shifting the Balance: Six Ways to Bring Reading Science Alive for Beginning or Struggling Readers (K-5)
If you are a teacher, coach, or school leader who wants to make sure daily practices are actually making it easier, not harder for children to learn, this day of learning is for you. In this workshop led by Kari Yates, based on the groundbreaking book Shifting the Balance, you’ll be invited to take an honest second look at current literacy practices, bravely considering the question, “What needs to shift?” Kari will unpack the why and the how behind six critical shifts, aligning current practices with the brain science. You will leave with practical and powerful instructional moves you can make starting tomorrow!
9/13/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Transitioning to Kindergarten Expectations and Behaviors (PK-K) - Presented by SunShine Waber
How do we help our kindergarteners adapt to behavioral expectations in the academic setting? What about chronic refusal & fits? Join SunShine Waber as she shares tips and tricks to help our new students manage the expectations of starting school!
9/14/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
*T3 Literacy Series: Reading and Writing with English Learners: Exploring More!
Let's explore more! In this full-day, face-to-face session with Valentina Gonzalez, participants will engage in a powerful day of examining reading and writing practices that support English Learners in reading and writing classrooms. We will dig deeper into user-friendly, high-yield teaching methods that scaffold and support reading and writing with English Learners. Educators that attended the June virtual session are invited to join us, and educators that did not attend in June are encouraged to come as well. Everyone will walk away with new ways to reach and teach ELs. This retreat will be held at the Beck Ag Center in West Lafayette.
9/14/2022
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WVEC
~Technology Instructional Leaders Networking Meetings
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.
9/14/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Building Healthy Habits - Presented by Tiffany Creager
What are the pandemic effects on stress levels for children? Science is showing how the pandemic has impacted our children's ability to function in social settings. In this session, Tiffany will share resources and ideas on how to build resiliency. You will leave with tips and strategies on how to help your students develop healthy habits.
9/15/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*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.
9/15/2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Virtual
~Counselor Connection! Virtual Networking Meetings (10-10:45 AM!)
Calling all school counselors & social workers! Let's connect & share best practices again this year! Looking forward to discussing the latest approaches and research in the areas of counseling while also developing connections and support for our schools!
9/15/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *~Keeping Kids Engaged in K-5 Math Class: Version 2.0 - Presented by Kyle Kline
If the ILEARN has taught us anything, it is that our students need to be problem solvers and thinkers. One way of doing that is by exposing students to higher-order thinking problems and engaging math tasks. But how do we add these tasks to our lessons and where do we find them? This session will build upon our Version 1.0 workshop and give teachers a wide variety of activities that will benefit any K-5 classroom.
9/16/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~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]
9/19/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Brain-Aligned Instructional Strategies: Using Applied Educational Neuroscience in your K-5 Classroom
Interested in learning more about using educational neuroscience in your classroom? These strategies will increase engagement, promote self-regulation, and FIRE UP your students' brains for learning! Practice researched-based techniques and walk away with an understanding of how to implement them into your instruction as well as specific ways to teach your students about their neuro-anatomy. These are Tier 1 strategies that are effective for ALL kids!
9/20/2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
~Instructional Coaching Council Networking
Are you the Instructional Coach for your building? District? Join our coaching sessions as we collaborate together to discuss best practice around Student-Centered Coaching! The first meeting will be in person at WVEC on Sep 20th from 9-11 ET. The remaining 4 meetings will be virtual on Nov 10, Dec 8, Feb 2, and Mar 7 from 9-:00-10:00 ET.
9/21/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Introduction to Literacy Stations (K-5) - SMEKENS!
Simple and effective strategies to improve achievement in reading. Strategies shared during this workshop mirror the K-5 grade-level expectations outlined within the reading standards for College & Career Readiness.
9/21/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Supporting ELs with UDL and EdTech (1-12) - Presented by Brenny Kummer
Did you know ELLs are the fastest growing population in US public schools? In this session, we will explore several different ways technology and UDL, coupled together, can support ELL / multilingual students. We will examine how instructional design and edTech combined together can support students in mastering a new language (English), as well as celebrate their native language(s). We will explore a variety of practical design strategies to support ELLs, as well as translation tools to support the ELL newcomer. Plus, we will have the opportunity to explore and practice using technology tools that provide learners with flexible options to showcase their learning that help to remove barriers, rather than create barriers. Attendees will leave the session with design tips, as well as a collection of ready to use tools.
9/22/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Strategies for Teaching Small Group Guided Reading (K-5) - SMEKENS!
Simple and effective strategies to improve achievement in reading. Strategies shared during this workshop mirror the K-5 grade-level expectations outlined within the reading standards for College and Career Readiness.
9/22/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *~Children's Literature that Support an Inclusive Curriculum (K-6) - Presented by Stella Villalba
In this session, teachers will be introduced to 8 recently published picture books (as in the last three years) that can be used during literacy with the goal and intention to make curriculum more accessible, representational, and inclusive.
9/26/2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual
*SOR Part 2: Supporting LEPs Utilizing the SoR Research (K-5) - Virtual
Students learning English have the additional challenge of developing literacy skills while also working to become proficient with a new language system. Fortunately, the same evidence-based practices that work for struggling monolingual readers are also effective for multilingual students. In this session we’ll explore what additional considerations are needed to provide specialized instruction for our EL students. It is recommended that participants attend the SoR Part 1 session on September 7.
9/27/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Guided Math AMPED! Work Session (K-6) - Presented by Melissa Gill
In this session, we will cover the 5 steps teachers can take to transform their Math Blocks into a learner centered Guided Math block! The practices shared will intertwine with the book by Reagan Tunstall: Guided Math AMPED!
9/28/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~The SAT Assessment - Test Details, Tips, and Tricks to Help Students Achieve their Personal Best (9-12)
The SAT Assessment has become one of the Indiana Accountability measures for high schools. How students perform will reflect on both the students and on the schools they are attending. It is also one of 9 ways students in the graduating class of 2023 and beyond can fulfill the Post-Secondary Ready Competencies required in the new graduation requirement. To better prepare students, parents, teachers, and administrators all the specific details of the SAT Assessment will be presented. Participants will be given copy- ready information that can be disseminated to students, parents, and teachers. Many examples for the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math (both the Calculator and No Calculator) Test will be shown along with tips and specific ways students can achieve their own personal best scores. There will be many classroom-ready resources teachers can use in a variety of classes (not just English and math) to help the students be better prepared for the SAT and PSAT Assessments. This full-day workshop also includes a PD Pop follow up on January 18
9/28/2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual
*Working with ELs in the Math Classroom (K-6) - Virtual
As we work with English Learners (ELs) in the mathematics classrooms, there are many things to consider. This workshop will engage participants in identifying the strengths of ELs, provide a variety of activities for informal assessment, and examine vocabulary that can support or hinder ELs as they communicate what they know and can do mathematically. This will be a virtual session from 4:00-5:30 PM ET.
9/28/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Putting the TECH in TEACH: 3 Ways to Use Google Slides with Students (2-5) - Presented by Michelle Emerson
Google Slides are a powerful FREE tech tool to use in your classroom but you aren’t limited to just creating slideshow presentations! Join Michelle as she walks you through 3 different ways to use Google Slides with your students that are interactive, engaging, and meaningful!
October
10/3/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
*2022 SIOP Train the Trainer Follow Up Days
Follow up days for SIOP training. All summer cohorts will come together for the follow-up days. You must have completed one of the 2022 SIOP Train the Trainer cohorts to attend this 2-day session.
10/4/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
ILEARN 101: Where Do We Go From Here? (3-8)
Let's take a behind-the-scenes look into our ILEARN Resources! During this session, we will dive into our available resources from the IDOE. While on our path to discovery, we will investigate ILEARN Blueprints, understand the purpose of the Specifications, and locate the Frameworks! Let's work together to investigate what is available to assist teachers with curriculum mapping & questioning in preparation for ILEARN.
10/4/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Take Your Time Back, Teacher! (1-5) - Presented by Michelle Emerson
If there is one thing teachers don’t have enough of, it’s TIME! Between lesson planning, grading, and communicating with parents, it feels like you are always racing against the clock to get it all done. Join Michelle as she empowers you with time-saving strategies you can start implementing right away to take your time back!
10/5/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~The Balanced Teaching Approach with Challenging and Disruptive Students (K-12)
Students who are chronically disruptive are more than complicated, they are complex. As teachers, we quickly become frustrated, annoyed, confused, and exhausted when working with maladaptive students. We often fall into the trap of “spraying and praying” - attempting to “spray” countless strategies at the behavior and “praying” that one of the strategies works! Doing this often throws us off-balance in our approach as we either overreact or underreact to irresponsible behavior. In this training, we’ll explore the Balanced Teaching Approach, which helps us to remain firm - yet flexible, as we navigate through the behavioral tactics and traps that maladaptive students often use to throw us off balance.
10/5/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
*EL T3 Virtual Update Meeting
This meeting is for WVEC Title III Consortium Members. Tami will provide important updates and opportunities.
10/5/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*STEM Fun Friday! (2-5) - Presented by Jody Peterson
Are you ready to integrate STEM activities into your day? Join Jody as she shares tips & strategies for rolling out FUN, ENGAGING STEM Friday activities for your students!
10/6/2022
7:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Recording
WVEC Special Education Conference (Recording!)
Are you a Special Education Director or Teacher? Join us for our first annual conference! We look forward to a resource packed day filled with strategies to help all students succeed. This will be a recorded conference that will be sent to you at 7:30 AM on October 6th to view at your convenience!
10/6/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Teaching Elementary Math is as Easy as 1-2-3! (K-6) - Presented by Naomi Church
Effective Math instruction is as easy as 1 rule, 2 tools to structure understanding and 3 reasons why kids do not become fluent! Join us for this resource packed session!
10/10/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Keeping Kids Engaged in the Math Classroom (K-5)
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.
10/11/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*Reading and Writing with ELs - Making the Most of Workshop Time! (K-5) - IN PERSON OR LIVESTREAM
Reading and writing can be very tough for ELs because they are learning a new language. This in-person workshop focuses on how to best meet the needs of our EL learners during reading time and writing time, as well as scaffolds we can put in place to help accelerate the success. THIS SESSION CAN BE ATTENDED IN PERSON OR VIA LIVESTREAM!
10/11/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Basic Tips to Stay Organized Using Google Workspace (K-12) - Presented by Melissa Walley
Are you ready to use Google Workspace to help level up your organization? Get ready to learn simple tips and tricks to organize your digital life, streamline your workflow, and help manage your meeting agendas and notes. This session is for anyone who uses Google Workspace and is ready to work smarter, not harder.
10/12/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~ILEARN Math: Using Best Practices to Facilitate Success in the Math Classroom and on the ILEARN Math Assessment (3-8)
With all the efforts teachers have made to prepare students for the ILEARN Assessment, scores, especially math scores, declined. By correlating the ILEARN Assessment Blueprint with the Indiana Mathematics Standards and identifying the Power Standards to focus on in your classroom, we will begin to address this issue. Teachers will start to formulate a plan to use these resources to direct their classroom instruction to maximize students’ achievement on the math portion of the ILEARN Assessment. The types of questions used on the ILEARN Assessment will be discussed and shown. Best mathematical practices to increase student performance for those questions will be demonstrated. Resources, activities, and ideas for increasing student performance will be discussed.
10/17/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Keeping Kids Engaged in the Math Classroom (6-12)
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 6-12 classroom.
10/25/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Simple Tips and Tricks to Use Your LMS to Engage Students (5-12) - Presented by Dianna Knox
Keeping students engaged in learning can challenge the best of us. Utilize components of your LMS to your advantage and the dividends will pay off. Plus, these simple tips and tricks won't add to your workload!
10/26/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *~Motivating the Unmotivated (K-12) - Presented by Kevin Dill
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.
November
11/1/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Preparing College & Career Ready Students: Developing Content Area Literacy & SAT Success (5-12)
Understanding the updates to the SAT is one thing; embedding appropriate amounts of content area reading into our core subject areas is another! Readers have different goals when engaging with different texts, and we need to address these differences to prepare our students. In this session, we identify the exact reading skills measured on the SAT, as well as the top literacy practices that grow readers in all classrooms. Join us for this interactive, research-based, strategy-filled session specifically tailored for secondary content-area teachers.
11/1/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Best Strategies for Teaching MS High Ability Math Students (5-8) - Presented by Bill Reed
This PD Pop will focus on how to set up your high ability program for success and guarantee the students have covered all the necessary math standards so they can be successful in all grade level testing and assessments along with their high ability accelerated classes. Methods, materials, and resources will be provided and shared so that the high ability students are challenged appropriately and are set for success at accelerated and advanced math classes in high school.
11/1/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Writing in Response to Reading: It's All About the Connection! (3-8) - Presented by Carrie Rosebrock
Join Carrie Rosebrock in this PD Pop where she models and explains the power of teaching students to add connections and context to their written responses.
11/2/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
*2022 EL Conference Day 1 - Jenni Donohoo: Strengthening Collective Teacher Efficacy to Enhance Multilingual Learners' Experiences in Schools
Join us for our 12th annual EL Conference! Our theme is 'We Are All an Important Piece of the Puzzle'! Jenni Donohoo will be here on Day 1 to share more about the power of Collective Efficacy on Student Learning and Achievement. Keynote Description: Strengthening Collective Teacher Efficacy to Enhance Multilingual Learners’ Experiences in Schools. Success in schools lies in the strength of believing that through their combined efforts, educators can accomplish great things for the learning lives of students. During this keynote, we will explore how collective efficacy is fed by evidence of impact and consider ways in which teams of teachers and school leaders can create the conditions to focus collective efficacy on meeting the needs of multilingual learners. Join us for an incredible day of learning with Jenni followed by some amazing break out sessions!
11/2/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Digging Further into Student Reading Identity (3-8) - Presented by Pernille Ripp
Do your students struggle with their reading identity? Join Author. Teacher. Mother. Pernille Ripp as she shares strategies & resources to meet the needs of learners that struggle with connecting to reading.
11/2/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Why Don't My Students Have Number Sense? (K-3) - Presented by Ginnie Luce and Ginger Smith
Are your kids struggling with number sense? Join Ginnie and Ginger to learn more about the Developmental stages of math development, Best practice methods, the Relationship between number sense and fact fluency and the importance of a balanced math program. Take away some great ideas that you can use tomorrow!!
11/3/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
*2022 EL Conference Day 2 - Andrea Honigsfeld: Co-planning - Five Successful Strategies to Collaborative Teaching
Join us for our 12th annual EL Conference! Our theme is 'We are ALL an IMPORTANT Piece of the Puzzle'! Andrea Honigsfeld will be here on Day 2 to share strategies from her new book: Co-Planning: 5 Essential Practices for Integrating Curriculum and Instruction for English Learners. Keynote: Co-planning: Five Successful Strategies to Collaborative Teaching. To respond to the complex needs of ELs, teachers must regularly engage in collaborative planning and professional dialogue about best practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment for ELs. The purpose of this keynote presentation is to identify several key co-planning strategies that support the collaborative efforts of classroom teachers and ESL teachers (whether or not they co-teach). Everyone will receive a copy of Andrea's new book! Join us for an incredible day of learning with Andrea followed by some amazing break out sessions!
11/3/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Getting High Ability Students Ready for Calculus, AP Calculus A and B (11-12) - Presented by Bill Reed
This PD pop will focus on the additional topics which should be covered in both Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, so students are prepared for the AP and Dual Credit Calculus courses. Methods, materials, and resources will be provided and shared so that the high ability students are challenged appropriately and are set for success in the AP and Dual Credit Calculus courses.
11/4/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WVEC
WVEC Governing Board Meeting
Join us for the 2022 WVEC Governing Board Meeting.
11/8/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~How to Set Effective Limits Using Choice Language Approach with Challenging and Disruptive Students (K-12)
One of the most effective strategies for addressing irresponsible and disruptive behavior is setting limits in the moment when behavior is occurring. Most teachers understand that limits need to be set, but we often struggle with what limits to set and how to set these limits effectively. In this training, we’ll explore the strategy of using Choice Language Therapy to help us set more effective limits when behavior is occurring. We’ll learn how to build a progressive set of limits and the precise language to use and not to use, when setting limits.
11/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *The Magical World of Picture Books with Multilingual Learners (K-6) - Presented by Stella Villalba
In this section, teachers will be introduced to creative ways to use wordless picture books with multilingual learners as a way to support and access their own literacy knowledge. We will discuss possibilities in the classroom and we will explore several titles that support this work.
11/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Designing with Accessibility in Mind (K-12) - Presented by Nadine Gilkison
There are accessibility features that we use on a daily basis in our lives. Text to speech on our cell phones and use of elevator/escalators are just to name a few. But… when it comes to viewing digital materials, are educators truly designing their materials with accessibility in mind? Join Nadine Gilkison as she uncovers the why and unpacks several strategies to ensure your content is accessible for all.
11/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~The ABCs of Surviving Your First Year of Teaching: What They Don't Teach You in College (K-5) - Presented by Michelle Emerson
If only your first year of teaching was as easy as 1, 2, 3! As much as college tries to prepare teachers for the classroom, there is a huge disconnect that can leave teachers feeling lost, overwhelmed, and underprepared. In this session, Michelle will share her best tips and advice for not only surviving, but THRIVING, during your first year of teaching!
11/9/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*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.
11/9/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Targeted Math Instruction for Student Achievement (K-6) - Presented by Naomi Church
Are you wondering how to truly implement math intervention in a meaningful way? Learn about Tier 2 and 3 math in a multi-tiered system of supports and how you can help students to make growth. In the absence of intensive instruction and intervention, students with mathematics difficulties and disabilities lag significantly behind their peers (Jitendra et al., 2013; Sayeski & Paulsen, 2010) Therefore it is vital that student areas of deficit are properly identified so that the appropriate interventions are put into place. This session will cover levels of math skill development and how to identify the priority educational need for a struggling student in math, guidelines for effective interventions, strategies vs. programs and what does math look like in a multi-tiered system of supports.
11/10/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual
~Why Does This Student Have Problem Behavior? Learn How Functional Behavior Assessments Hold the Answer! (PK-12) - VIRTUAL
Decades of research shows that the best way to reduce student challenging behavior is to conduct a high quality functional behavior assessment. This active workshop will take participants on a deep dive into the functional behavior assessment process. Through case studies, video examples, and active discussion, participants will learn how to conduct thorough and informative functional behavior assessments and how to link the results to effective and efficient behavior support plans. This session will be virtual!
11/10/2022
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
~Purdue STEM 4th Grade Virtual Field Trips! - WVEC Title 4 Only - November 10
WVEC, Title 4 Members Only - Your 4th Grade 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, Title 4 Consortium! THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR NOVEMBER 10.
11/10/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Help Me Help My Students: Accommodations for the 3-8 Classroom - Presented by Vicki Miller
What type of Tier 2 support & accommodations are appropriate in grades 3-8 in the content areas? Join Vicki Miller as she shares strategies to support students during grade level instruction. Vicki will provide tips on strengthening the partnership between general ed classroom & special education teachers to meet the needs of all learners.
11/11/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
~Make the Connection with ILEARN: Embed Visible Learning Literacy Strategies to Address Skills on ILEARN! (5-12)
How do we grow our readers’ skills and stamina…without feeling like we’re teaching directly to a test? By strategically planning Visible Learning literacy strategies into our lessons. Join Carrie Rosebrock, author, district alignment coach, and former middle school English teacher, as she shares tangible tools and strategies that engage students in their reading progression. Teachers will leave with examples of reading planning guides to help purposefully plan differentiation, as well as mini-lesson ideas they can use in their classrooms the very next day. With intentional, engaging lesson design, we can grow our readers’ critical thinking skills!
11/11/2022
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
~Purdue STEM 4th Grade Virtual Field Trips! - WVEC Title 4 Only - November 11
WVEC, Title 4 Members Only - Your 4th Grade 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, Title 4 Consortium! THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR NOVEMBER 11.
11/15/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*~Differentiating the Pacing of Instruction in the Content Areas (5-12)
Are you aware of the exact misunderstanding each of your students have during instruction? Are you able to modify your instruction based on those misunderstandings in a way that meets each of their needs? Are you thinking, how in the world do I have time for that?! Join Sarah Henry, district alignment coach, author, consultant and former science teacher to gain a better understanding of practical ways to gather intentional data that can inform your instruction and PLC conversations. You will also gain a better understanding of practical ways to differentiate your instruction based on the data collected. Finally, you will apply your understanding in the development of an upcoming lesson specific to your classroom that incorporates the tips learned in our time together.
11/15/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Meet the Authors! The Minimalist Teacher Session for Educators (K-12)
Meet the authors of 'The Minimalist Teacher'! Are you ready to create simplicity and clarity in your classroom next fall? Join Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman and C. Y. Arnold, the authors of The Minimalist Teacher, to hear more as they share resources, ideas, and steps to achieving a minimalist classroom!
11/16/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*Why Don't My Students Have Number Sense? (K-3)
Are your kids struggling with number sense? Join Ginnie and Ginger to learn more about the Developmental stages of math development, Best practice methods, the Relationship between number sense and fact fluency and the importance of a balanced math program. Receive some great classroom materials and all the strategies you need to get started right away!! Cost of the workshop includes curriculum guide and materials.
11/16/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Show What You Know! Working Through How to Give Grades to Our EL Students! (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
This PD Pop will focus on assessing our ELs and the scaffolds that need to be in place so that we can truly see what our ELs know. How do we modify assessments and how do we grade our EL students? Come find out!
December
12/1/2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WVEC
*Winter WVEC Title III Consortium Meeting
This is the Winter Title III meeting for WVEC T3 Consortium Members.
12/1/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Design Like a Pro! (K-12) - Presented by Nadine Gilkison
This session will tackle a question I get asked often...What sites or resources do I use to create presentations, digital lessons and hyperdocs? Come and learn all of my trade secrets! Trust me, you will look like a pro. ;) We will even have a Nailed it challenge to wrap up our time together.
12/7/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *How Can I Help? How Teachers Can Advocate for their EL Learners (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
With the new law soon coming, we’ll talk through how EL teachers, teachers that have EL certification, and our TORs can advocate for EL students. This is a 3 part series–one in the fall (getting the year started), one in the winter (half way through) and one in the spring (wrapping up the year). Come to one; come to all! We’ll discuss how we advocate for our ELs, what we should be doing, and ways to help us keep it all organized. This registration is for the second session on December 7. Be sure to register for session 3 that will be held on Apr 4.
12/8/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Creating and Cultivating Spaces of Belonging for Multilingual Learners (K-6) - Presented by Stella Villalba
This is an introduction where we get to discuss the intentional actions that send the message to multilingual learners that they are welcomed into our school, our classrooms and our community.
12/9/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
~Early Learning Annual Conference! - PreK-1
Gathering early childhood educators to connect, network, & collaborate! Join us for this fun (we are going to have a magician!) event! Let's learn best practices to meet the needs of our youngest learners! Topics include Technology in the Early Learning Classroom, The Power of Play: Play Based Learning, and Discovering Math In Read Alouds! Developmentally Appropriate Practice + Learning = Joy! Don't miss out on this annual event for Early Learning Educators! Early Learning presenters include: Nadine Gilkison, Megan Purcell, David Purpura, Sunshine Waber, and Chris King!
12/13/2022
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Six Intrinsic Motivators to Power Up Your Teaching (K-12) - Presented by Mike Anderson
We should expect kids to be unmotivated to do unmotivating work. So how do we create learning experiences that tap into students' intrinsic motivations? And what are those motivations? In this session, we'll explore six intrinsic motivators that can be woven into just about any learning experience so that the work is worth doing from students' perspectives. We'll also touch on why we should move away from the use of extrinsic motivators (such as incentive systems) if we want kids to truly be self-motivated about school work.
12/14/2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*Supporting Struggling Readers in Grades 3-8 - 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 to examine assessments, instructional tools, and resources to support older students with below-level decoding skills.
January
1/17/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Did You Hear That? Version 2.0! (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
This 2.0 version will focus on the listening domain and the challenges our ELs face and how to nudge them to the next level of proficiency. Learn ways to help develop listening skills in our ELs. We’ll take a look at student work and see many student videos to help us better understand the complexities involved for our ELs in each domain!
1/18/2023
Four Points by Sheraton
2023 Textbook Caravan - Science/Health
This year's Textbook Caravan is for Science/Health and will be different in that there will not be exhibits, just presentations only. There will be a session for Supplemental/Intervention for Special Education, Title 1, etc. The schedule for the day is still being set, but we will keep you updated with the exact times.
1/18/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*When Students Learn to Choose, They Choose to Learn (K-12) - Presented by Mike Anderson
We probably all already offer students some choices about what and/or how they learn. In this session, we'll explore some simple and powerful shifts that can help student choice be even more impactful. You'll learn a three-step process for facilitating student choice, and we'll explore some practical ideas for how to offer choices that offer academic differentiation so that more students can engage with learning in their 'just right' challenge zone.
1/18/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~The SAT Math Assessment - Test Details, Tips, and Tricks to Help Students Achieve Their Personal Best (9-12) - Presented by Bill Reed
This PD Pop follow-up for the SAT Assessment will focus on activities and ways to help students perform their very best on the SAT Assessment. Additional materials and resources that have been shared and made throughout the school year will be shown.
1/19/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *If You Can Say It, You Can Write It! Version 2.0! (K-5) - Presented by. Melissa Fresch
This 2.0 version will focus on the writing domain and the challenges our ELs face and how to nudge them to the next level of proficiency. This workshop will offer some tips to help your EL students bridge that gap from oral language to written language. See how our school has made writing a focus and we've seen the results in the scores, as well as the overall confidence in our students as writers. We’ll take a look at student work and see student videos to help us better understand the complexities involved for our ELs in each domain!
1/19/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Putting the TECH in TEACH: 3 Ways to Use Google Forms with Students (2-5) - Presented by Michelle Emerson
Google Forms are a powerful FREE tech tool to use in your classroom but you can do so much more than just creating basic surveys and forms! Join Michelle as she walks you through 3 different ways to use Google Forms with your students that are interactive, engaging, and meaningful!
1/23/2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*Make the Connection: Strengthening Constructed Response Writing with Connections and Content (5-12)
If you’ve ever wanted to scream (or cry) after grading a stack of your students’ constructed response writings…you are not alone! So many of us are struggling with how to help our students say something meaningful about what they’ve read. We’ve tried all the acronyms and anchor charts, but something still seems to be missing. Student responses are surface level, weak, and choppy. If you’re feeling discouraged–there is some good news: 1. You are not alone and 2. There is hope! Join Carrie Rosebrock, author, district alignment coach, and former middle school English teacher, as she models tangible reading and writing strategies that help our students read critically so that they can transfer their thoughts into writing. Teachers will gain tangible mini-lessons, as well as model examples, that they can use the next day with their students.
1/24/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Say It Loud, Say It Proud! Version 2.9 (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
This 2.0 version will focus on the speaking domain and the challenges our ELs face and how to nudge them to the next level of proficiency. Learn ways to help strengthen those speaking skills and how to help your students go from quiet to confident speakers! We’ll take a look at student work and see many student videos to help us better understand the complexities involved for our ELs in each domain!
1/25/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Time to Write! Helping Students Navigate the Written Response Portion of ILEARN! (3-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
Giving a detailed written response is always an area on ILEARN where students struggle. During this workshop, we’ll take a look at how to prepare students for the written response section. You’ll see many student samples, see lessons in action, and even get some resources to help you in your own classroom.
1/26/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
*Virtual Title 3 Consortium Updates
Tami will share Important Updates, reminders and opportunities for WVEC Title III Consortium Members.
1/26/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~7 Ways to Meet High Ability Students Where They Are With Technology (K-5) - Presented by Terra Kline
This session will provide some effective ways to meet high ability students where they are with technology in the classroom. I will share ways to provide learning experiences for students at different levels while still maintaining the same activity. The same activities can provide different levels of depth of knowledge for the various learning styles and abilities in the classroom. I will share my experience in the classroom as well as from the perspective of a mother of a child in a high ability classroom.
1/31/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *Read All About It! Version 2.0 (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
This 2.0 version will focus on the reading domain and the challenges our ELs face and how to nudge them to the next level of proficiency. We know our ELs can struggle with the Big 5 of reading development. During this PD Pop, we'll learn some helpful strategies to build ELs skills in those areas, along with building their confidence as a reader. We’ll take a look at student work and see many student videos to help us better understand the complexities involved for our ELs in each domain!
February
2/1/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop SERIES: *ELs and Writing! Helping Our English Language Learners Become Successful and Confident Writers (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
This is a three part series focused all on rethinking the writing workshop, especially for our ELs. We do talk about ELs in this workshop, but it contains best practices for all students! This workshop focuses on taking writing workshops from a teacher-led time to a student-centered time–with a major focus on mentor texts, mini lessons, conferring, and sharing. The dates for this series are 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15.
2/7/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #1 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #1.
2/7/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Make It or Break It with BreakoutEDU (K-12) - Presented by Kyle Kline
By now you may have heard of the phenomenon of BreakoutEDU boxes or breakout rooms and how engaging it is for students and teachers alike. The collaborative gaming sensation has been sweeping the nation since its birth. This session will help guide you in creating your own breakout games for your classroom, professional development session, or other educational get together. Come with an open mind and a device of your choosing and let's get innovative!
2/8/2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*ELs and Math: Navigating Through the Language of Math with our EL Students (K-5)
So many times our ELs score low in math and it’s because they still struggle with the language of math. This workshop focuses on how to best help our ELs during math time. We will focus on the process standards, language of math, and problem solving to help our ELs. The goal is not just computation, but to understand conceptually what we are doing in math.
2/8/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*ILEARN Math - Using Best Practices to Facilitate Success in the Math Classroom and on the ILEARN Math Assessment (3-8) - Bill Reed
The PD Pop Follow-up for the ILEARN Assessment will focus on activities and ways to help students perform their very best on the ILEARN Assessment. Additional materials and resources that have been shared and made throughout the school year will be shown.
2/9/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #2 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #2.
2/9/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Motivating the Unmotivated (K-12) - Presented by Kevin Dill
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.
2/14/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #3 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #3.
2/15/2023
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual
Advisory Board Zoom Meeting
Follow up from August 25, 2022.
2/15/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Keep'n It Together with Google Keep (K-12) - Presented by Dianna Knox
Are you always writing Post-It Notes lists? Do you ask your students to take notes they will later organize into an essay? One of the most underutilized of Google's tools is Google Keep. This quick and fun session will demonstrate practical uses for both students and teachers.
2/16/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #4 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #4.
2/16/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~10 Ways to Offer Student Choice (K-12) - Melissa Walley
Student engagement is definitely a hot topic in education. Allowing students to be in charge of their own learning increases their level of engagement, effort, and responsibility. Giving students choices can come in many different formats. This session is for teachers in grades K-12 who are looking for practical, ready-to-use ideas to add student choice to daily lessons.
2/21/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #5 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #5.
2/21/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Make Your Discussions Come to Life! Flip Your Discussions Using Flipgrid (6-12) - Presented by Terra Kline
Empower your students to take charge of their discussions using FlipGrid. Are you tired of the classroom discussions where you feel like you are pulling teeth to get the students to talk? Does it feel like 'Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?' in your classroom? It's time to give Flipgrid a try! Discussions can come to life when you decide to use Flipgrid to post questions, use as a message board and create video responses. Come and see how you can use FlipGrid in your classroom!
2/22/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #6 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #6.
2/23/2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual
*T3 Regional Team #7 - Virtual
You spoke, we listened! Join these 1 hour, virtual sessions to see what other districts in your area are doing in their EL programs! This is for Regional Team #7.
2/28/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~9 Ways to Spice Up a FACS Classroom (6-12) - Presented by Terra Kline
Family and Consumer Sciences classes are, typically, known for our lab based classes. On the days that you don’t have a lab planned, integrate your classroom with some cool features that the Google Tools have to offer! Anything from Breakout Boxes, Google Cardboard, Surveys and Info with Forms, Brain Models, Fakebook, Infographics, Badges, Preschool Pages, Guest Speaker Feedback, Grocery Lists for Labs and Family Tree with Maps
March
3/1/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~Canva Can! (K-12) - Presented by Dianna Knox
Canva is easily the single most multipurpose tool available to teachers today. If you're a Canva newbie, come learn about some of the possibilities available to you!
3/2/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~8 Ways to Infuse Google into CTE Classroom (6-12) - Presented by Terra Kline
This presentation shows you how to use everything from: Breakout Boxes, Google Cardboard, Surveys and Info with Forms, Brain Models, Fakebook pages, Infographics, Badges, Preschool Pages, Digital Poster Creation for Public Service Announcements and Using Google Slides to make interactive pages.
3/3/2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WVEC
*Building a Culturally and Linguistically Affirming Literacy Workshop (K-6)
In this full day workshop, we will be exploring the following topics: 1. Creating and Cultivating Spaces of Belonging for racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse students. 2. Structuring Possibilities and Breathing Spaces for Learning in the classrooms 3. Affirming students’ identities in a multilingual reading workshop 4. Do you see me? Children’s Picture books that support the building of an inclusive curriculum in writing workshop 5. Language and Literacy: nurturing the whole child 6. Instructional Routines that support multilingual learners in becoming independent learners
3/7/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~AG in a Box! Give BreakOUT Games a Try! (6-12) - Presented by Terra Kline
BreakoutEDU games have a significant amount of positive aspects that they can bring to the classroom! Playing games improves brain function, can prevent memory problems, stimulates the mind, boosts creativity,it brings the 4 C’s (Critical thinking, collaboration, creativity & communication) alive! It is purposeful frustration at its finest! This session will describe how to create a breakout game and will have several samples that you can see. It will begin with the tools you will need to create one and why you do what you do. Ultimately, it will end with each of you having the tools that you will need to create your own breakout game. Let the creativity begin!!
3/8/2023 7:30 AM
Recording
*SPARK Virtual Retreat 2023 - Recording!
Are you ready for a full day of learning with Kevin Dill, Jessica Harris, Phyllinga Jackson & Mandy Rispoli? 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, Orton Gillingham for the EL student, and much more! Don't miss out on this event!
3/9/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
*Virtual Title 3 Consortium Updates
Tami will share Important Updates, reminders and opportunities for WVEC Title III Consortium Members.
April
4/4/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: *How Can I Help? How Teachers Can Advocate for their EL Learners (K-5) - Presented by Melissa Fresch
With the new law soon coming, we’ll talk through how EL teachers, teachers that have EL certification, and our TORs can advocate for EL students. This is a 3 part series–one in the fall (getting the year started), one in the winter (half way through) and one in the spring (wrapping up the year). Come to one; come to all! We’ll discuss how we advocate for our ELs, what we should be doing, and ways to help us keep it all organized. This registration is for the final session on Apr 4.
4/5/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Teach Social and Emotional Learning Through (Not Instead of) Academics (K-12) - Presented by Mike Anderson
There are certain social and emotional skills that all students need to be successful in school. For example, students need to know how to work well with others, take appropriate academic risks, manage frustration in order to push through challenges, and manage their attention. If these are the skills kids need to be successful with daily academics, then we need to teach students those skills during daily academics (instead of through a stand-alone SEL program or curriculum). In this session, we'll explore a few simple and practical ways to identify what SEL skills kids might need in any academic exercise and a simple way to teach them those skills.
4/6/2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
PD Pop: ~*Are You Using Interactive Notebooks? Learn How to Correctly Utilize Notebooks to Maximize Literacy Instruction in the Content Area (5-12) - Presented by Sarah Henry
Research has shown that having students read, do, think, and write (in that order) can have significant positive impacts on students’ learning at a deeper level and moving the learning to long-term memory in their brains. Interactive notebooks are one strategy that you can use in the content area classroom to encourage and capture student learning of content and literacy skills. Join me as we dive deeper into the why behind this strategy, and get an opportunity to experience how this strategy might be utilized in your classroom!
4/13/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual
*Virtual Title 3 Consortium Updates
Tami will share Important Updates, reminders and opportunities for WVEC Title III Consortium Members.
May
5/11/2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WVEC
*Spring T3 Meeting for WVEC Title III Consortium Members
Join us for our last Title III Meeting of the year! We will share important updates for the consortium, as well as walk through the per-application and EL Plans required for the application & programming.
5/11/2023
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
~Purdue STEM 4th Grade Virtual Field Trips! - WVEC Title 4 Only - May 11
WVEC, Title 4 Members Only - Your 4th Grade 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, Title 4 Consortium! THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR MAY 11.
5/12/2023
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Virtual
~Purdue STEM 4th Grade Virtual Field Trips! - WVEC Title 4 Only - May 12
WVEC, Title 4 Members Only - Your 4th Grade 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, Title 4 Consortium! THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR MAY 12.
June
6/8/2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Beck Ag Center
2nd Annual WVEC Administrator Leadership Academy
Are you a Principal, Assistant Principal or Dean in your district? This annual conference is for you! Come join us as we hear from Kevin Dill! Kevin will provide practical Do's & Don'ts of Administration while also addressing Key Behavior Tips in the afternoon. Breakout sessions will include topics from Carrie Rosebrock, Melissa Gill, and Kyle Kline! Don't miss out on this key day of learning and FUN just for you!