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Region 8 Offices ClosedUncategorized12/31/18 - 1/1/19Multiple DaysDownload ICS   
Makerspace Cohort 5 (Day 2)Workshop1/15/2019All DayDownload ICS   
Makerspace Cohort 6 (Day 2)Workshop1/16/2019All DayDownload ICS   
Graduation Pathway Tracking through PowerschoolWorkshop1/17/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
Region 8 Curriculum CouncilMeeting1/18/201911:30 am Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
CANCELLED-Evidence-based Practices: One School's Roadmap Workshop1/22/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
ILEARN Science and Social Studies PrepWorkshop1/23/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
Google Level 1-2 Certified Educator WorkshopWorkshop1/25/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here Download Attachments
Increasing Student Engageent in the World Languages Classroom: Proficiency and TechnologyWorkshop1/29/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
Textbook CaravanMeeting1/30/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
CANCELLED-Tech for Middle School InterventionWorkshop1/31/2019All Day Region 8 ESCDownload ICSRegister Here  
Region 8 Offices Closed
Date
12/31/18 - 1/1/19
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Makerspace Cohort 5 (Day 2)
Date
1/15/2019
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Makerspace Cohort 6 (Day 2)
Date
1/16/2019
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Graduation Pathway Tracking through Powerschool
Graduation Pathway Tracking through Powerschool

Objectives

  • Learn a process through Powerschool to track Box #1, Box #2 and Box #3 for each student
  •  Understand the relationship between Powerschool and the tracking ability built into the Graduation Progress function
  •  Learn the steps to prepare Powerschool to accurately track most of the issues related to the Graduation Pathway

 

Send a team from your school, registration fee will be assessed per school.

 

Facilitated by Patrick Leffers, Guidance Counselor at Central Noble High School.  Patrick has 28 years of guidance experience and has participated and facilitated Powerschool PD sessions.

 
 
Target Audience
Guidance Counselors, Powerschool Administrators
Date
1/17/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Region 8 Curriculum Council
Date & Time
1/18/2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location
Region 8 ESC
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CANCELLED-Evidence-based Practices: One School's Roadmap

Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School services many different learners with unique and challenging needs.  In order to meet these increasing needs, they have incorporated evidence-based practices into everyday instruction.  Join BHES team members to learn more about this program and how they made it happen school-wide!

Date
1/22/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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ILEARN Science and Social Studies Prep

Join Amy Leeson, veteran educator and current program director at the Northern Indiana Service Center for a day of analyzing and planning for the new state assessments in Science and Social Studies.

Review key components of ILEARN assessments as they apply to Science (Grades 4 &6), Biology and Social Studies (Grade 5)


Explore the many resources provided by the IDOE 

Clarify the difference between complexity and difficulty and the impact of both on ILEARN assessments

Date
1/23/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Google Level 1-2 Certified Educator Workshop

How to become a Google Certified Level 1 and/or 2 Educator using free tools and as little time as possible:

This workshop is for educators who have SOME experience with Google tools. (If you have never collaborated on a document or put together a Google Slides presentation, this is not for you.) It will help to guide you through the process of becoming a Certified Level 1 and/or Level 2 Google Educator and BEYOND! Using a compilation of resources, Amber will help take you from zero to Google Certified! This workshop is put together to do three things:

  1. Build your confidence in using Google for EDU tools

  2. Answer questions regarding how to use these tools with students and fellow educators

  3. Give you time to explore and begin your Certified Google Educator journey

Date
1/25/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Increasing Student Engageent in the World Languages Classroom: Proficiency and Technology

Moving students toward language proficiency is harder than it sounds but it’s what students to expect to acquire when they show up in your world language classroom. There’s more to it than 1:1 devices, than going “textbook-free”, or than just using the target language 90% or more of the time with students. Join me for a workshop to build units of study for your students on topics related or unrelated to your textbook, find out how to move students toward speaking more in class voluntarily and learn some tech tools for lesson organization, proficiency practice, assessment and more. You’ll leave with activity ideas for the next day, the next month and the next school year and know that you’ve got what it takes to get your students to speak more without losing time with your class!

Invite your colleagues from other schools to join you as collaborative unit planning can be a lot of fun and you get to share the brainstorming and the workload! This interactive “Can Do” focused workshop is well worth a day of making sub plans because you’ll leave with a completed unit and great ideas for future units!

Please bring a fully-charged device to access and do many of the tech activities and any materials you want/need to plan for an upcoming unit!

 

Meet the Presenter

Jill Woerner, formerly the World Language and Global Learning Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education, has returned to the classroom to lead from the classroom. She’s a seasoned, practicing world language teacher who understands the everyday challenges in the classroom and has been honing her skills in the classroom to ensure that they work with students of varying ages and in a variety of environments. She’ll share her units, her ideas and her experiences to ensure that all participants leave with something that will engage their students in the classroom!

 

6 PGPs available

Date
1/29/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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Textbook Caravan

Textbook companies coordinate this day as an opportunity for teachers to review their newest materials.  The focus this year is ELA with break out sessions offered for k-5 and 6-8 materials.  The schedule has not yet been released but register now and you will be sent updates as we get closer to the event.

 NO Charge for this event but lunch is on your own.

Date
1/30/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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CANCELLED-Tech for Middle School Intervention

Blended Learning for Math-You Can Do It!

8:30-11:30

Need more ways to individualize math instruction for your students? Need more time for you to meet with small groups or individual students in your math class? Need activities that engage and motivate your students as well as give instant feedback and collect good data? Come learn how I utilize some free and inexpensive online math tools to make blended learning truly work within my resource math class. We will explore Kahn Academy, Woot Math, Prodigy, and other tools if we have time.

 

Online Tools for Reading Intervention

12:30-3:30

Discover how to use some of my favorite FREE technology tools to help students build reading comprehension skills they need to make progress toward mastery of grade level standards. These tools make it easier for you to differentiate, know where students are succeeding and struggling, and help you free up time to meet with students individually or in small groups. You will also have good data to analyze to help you determine what to teach and show how students are progressing. Join me and learn how Actively Learn, Read Theory, and several other programs (if we have time) have helped my students make more progress than they ever thought possible.

Date
1/31/2019
Location
Region 8 ESC
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