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Preparation for ISTEP+ Mathematics 2018 Grades 3-4-5Workshop11/1/2017All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
Urban Growth: Examining the Trajectory and Circumstances of Urban ExpansionWorkshop11/3/2017All Day Region 8 ESC, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807Download ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
CANCELLED: Using Social Media in the ClassroomWorkshop11/7/2017All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
Building Number Sense in the Elementary ClassroomWorkshop11/8/2017All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
ISTEP Math Grades 6-8: Addressing the Need to Raise ScoresWorkshop11/10/2017All Day Region 8 ESC-South Dining Hall, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807Download ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
ISTEP Math Grade 10: Addressing the Need to Raise ScoresWorkshop11/14/2017All Day Region 8 ESC-South Dining Hall, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807Download ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
CANCELED: Coaching CadreWorkshop11/14/20174:00 pm Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
Instructional Moves in a Growth Mindset ClassroomWorkshop11/15/2017All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
R8 Curriculum Council Meeting11/17/201711:30 am Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
What Is Your Digital ROI?Meeting11/27/201710:00 am Region 8 Education Service Center, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, INDownload ICSRegister Here  
Growth Mindset Online PDWorkshop11/30/2017All Day OnlineDownload ICSRegister Here  
Deeper Learning for Success in ELA Grade 10 ISTEPWorkshop11/30/2017All Day Region 8 Education Service Center, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, INDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
Workshop
Preparation for ISTEP+ Mathematics 2018 Grades 3-4-5

About our presenter:  Bob Trammel is a math consultant who previously worked as an elementary math curriculum specialist with Fort Wayne Community Schools.  His workshops are interactive, engaging and greatly appreciated by math teachers at all levels!

ISTEP+ preparation is a process over time NOT an event!

 

 

These are the objectives for the workshop:

  • Use details about ISTEP+ Part I …Applied Skills to improve student problem solving skills

  • Make adjustments to Curriculum Map to help students succeed

  • Score student work for applied skill problems

  • Share and use information about what is working in other schools to help students succeed

  • Receive useful resources that are ready for classroom use

 

Participants will have work-time to process information individually or as a team during the afternoon.

 

6 PGPs available

Date
11/1/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Urban Growth: Examining the Trajectory and Circumstances of Urban Expansion

Indiana University’s P-16 Center for Research and Collaboration is partnering with Title VI Area Studies Centers on this exciting professional development opportunity for middle and high school social studies teachers.

 

In this workshop, subject-matter specialists from IU-Bloomington’s Title VI Area Studies Centers will present content related to the theme of Urban Growth.  The presentations will connect the theme with Social Studies Standards for Civics and Government, World History, and Geography. A teaching methods specialist will provide creative teaching ideas for your social studies course.  

 

Highlights of the Workshop

•        Hear experts on Russia/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central/Inner Asia, East Asia.

•        Learn research-based instructional practices.

•        Come away with solid content knowledge and classroom-tested techniques.

•        Use resources developed by IU's nationally recognized area studies faculty.

•        Focus on Urban Growth theme across the Social Studies Standards

•        Professional Growth Points are available for this workshop.  

•        We will cover the cost of a substitute for teachers who attend.

Cost: NO COST

School districts will be reimbursed by IU for the cost of subs for the day.

Lunch and 6 PGP’s Included

Date
11/3/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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CANCELLED: Using Social Media in the Classroom

How can you embrace and embed social media in schools to ensure that it is truly transformational on teaching and learning?  Learn how to have #success by utilizing social media to enhance communication, creation, and collaboration. Explore the various platforms of social media and the impact it can have on teacher and student learning. Discover continual professional development through personal learning networks. See how these all can innovate your school learning environment in a digital age.  

Date
11/7/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Building Number Sense in the Elementary Classroom

Why do students have gaps in their learning?  Number sense is the number one cause of math struggles in students.  Learn how to teach number sense to our students in k-5 classrooms with Laurie Ferry.   Target audience:  elementary teachers of math.

Date
11/8/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC
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ISTEP Math Grades 6-8: Addressing the Need to Raise Scores

Across the state we continue to see low ISTEP Math scores in grades 6-8. You and your school may have tried a variety of strategies, curriculum maps or instructional realignments to address these low scores. In this session, we will discuss why traditional test preparation doesn't work for next generation assessments such as ISTEP. We will address the solution to why do students forget content once they get to ISTEP+.  We will talk about how depth of knowledge and surface, deep and transfer learning take place and how we accomplish transfer learning. You will walk away with research-based strategies that engage students in deep learning so they have a conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Workshop agenda:

● Examine the strategies for surface, deep & transfer learning.

● Engage in planning & developing lessons with depth of knowledge in mind.

● Examine the research behind how we get students to retain and understand the math.

● Engage in planning and implementing mathematical discourse in the classroom to reach deep learning.

Facilitated by Laurie Ferry, CIESC Director of Professional Learning ● Former Math Teacher, MS & HS Principal. ● Prior to CIESC served as a K-12/STEM Specialist for IDOE. ● Served on national & state level instructional standards next generation assessment organizations. ● Presented at state, national and international conferences. ● 27+ years of educational experience and provided PD to over 20,000 educators.

Date
11/10/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC-South Dining Hall, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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ISTEP Math Grade 10: Addressing the Need to Raise Scores

Across the state we continue to see low ISTEP Math scores in grade 10. You and your school may have tried a variety of strategies, curriculum maps or instructional realignments to address these low scores. In this session, we will discuss why traditional test preparation doesn't work for next generation assessments such as ISTEP. We will address the solution to “why do students forget content once they get to ISTEP?” We will talk about how depth of knowledge and surface, deep and transfer learning take place and how we accomplish transfer learning. You will walk away with research-based strategies that engage students in deep learning so they have a conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Workshop agenda:

● Examine the strategies for surface, deep & transfer learning.

● Engage in planning & developing lessons with depth of knowledge in mind.

● Examine the research behind how we get students to retain and understand the math.

● Engage in planning and implementing mathematical discourse in the classroom to reach deep learning.

Facilitated by Laurie Ferry, CIESC Director of Professional Learning ● Former Math Teacher, MS & HS Principal. ● Prior to CIESC served as a K-12/STEM Specialist for IDOE. ● Served on national & state level instructional standards next generation assessment organizations. ● Presented at state, national and international conferences. ● 27+ years of educational experience and provided PD to over 20,000 educators.

Date
11/14/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC-South Dining Hall, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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CANCELED: Coaching Cadre

Join Jean Russell (2016 Indiana Teacher of the Year) and Meghan Skelton (High School Instructional Coach) for these after school support sessions. Each meeting will be devoted to examining effective coaching frameworks and providing personalized professional development to allow all teachers to grow. Coaches will discuss logistics, challenges and celebration opportunities. Meetings will be held from 4- 5:30pm to accommodate busy coaching schedules! Target audience: k-12 Instructional coaches. 

Date & Time
11/14/2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Instructional Moves in a Growth Mindset Classroom

Growth mindset is one of the hottest topics in education today.  But what does it look like in the classroom?  Join Cindy McKinney as she provides an overview of growth mindset, outlines four instructional moves all teachers should be integrating into their practice.  Target audience:  all teachers, instructional coaches and principals. 

Date
11/15/2017
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Meeting
R8 Curriculum Council

These meetings are open to all member schools and districts.  Curriculum coordinators come together to discuss current events at the state and local level.

Date & Time
11/17/2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Region 8 ESC
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What Is Your Digital ROI?

What Is Your Digital ROI?

 

The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) is partnering with Region 8 on this exciting professional development opportunity for district administrators and leaders. 

 

In this keynote presentation, Senior Fellow and Global Thought Leader on Digital Leadership and Learning with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), Eric Sheninger will present on the Return of Instruction and Transforming Learning in a digital learning environment.  Our country spends billions of dollars on educational technology. How do you know that the money you are spending is actually having an impact on learning and achievement? Most school leaders cannot honestly answer this question. This session will focus on developing evidence to support a Return on Instruction (ROI) when investments are made on technology. Attendees will be exposed to a variety of proven strategies to not only improve pedagogy in the digital age, but to also curate various forms of evidence to validate expenditures and garner stakeholder support.

 

 

Highlights of the Presentation

  • Developing evidence to support a Return on Instruction.
  • Compelling research, evidence-based practices, and innovative ideas for redefining the student learning experience.
  • Resources developed by one of the nation’s leading thought leaders on Digital Leadership.
  • Focus on the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures.
  • Professional Growth Points are available for this workshop.  

   

 

Cost: NO COST

Date & Time
11/27/2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Location
Region 8 Education Service Center, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
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Workshop
Growth Mindset Online PD

Discover the basics of growth mindset from the comfort of your own classroom or home!

  • EXPLORE content at your own pace
  • REFLECT on your own experiences
  • DISCUSS with colleagues
  • SUBMIT online reflection
  • RECEIVE PGP’s

$30/member   $60/non-member

3 PGP’s earned upon submittal of 3 online reflections

Payment options include:

  • Check by mail

  • Charge by phone

  • PO through school or district

  • Schools and district rates available

Date
11/30/2017
Location
Online
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Deeper Learning for Success in ELA Grade 10 ISTEP

We will address the solution to ‘why do students forget content once they get to ISTEP’. We will talk about how depth of knowledge, surface, deep and transfer learning take place and how we accomplish transfer learning. You will walk away with research-based strategies that engage students in deeper learning of the essential standards for English.

 Workshop agenda:

● Examine the strategies for surface, deep & transfer learning.

● Engage in planning & developing lessons with depth of knowledge in mind.

● Examine the research behind how we get students to retain and understand the essential

standards.

● Engage in planning and implementing best practices for reading, writing, and questioning

 

Facilitated by Duke Lines, Innovation Learning Specialist, CIESC

6 PGPs available

Date
11/30/2017
Location
Region 8 Education Service Center, 1027 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
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