Professional Development Opportunities
The California Reading Association is sponsoring a two day conference on November 1 and 2 at Sonoma State University. The conference will include strands on the Common Core, Content Literacy and strategies for supporting EL students. Keynote speakers will include:
Friday Evening Keynoter: Dr. Nell Duke Noted expert on teaching Informational text as well as author and coauthor of numerous books including Reading & Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms
Saturday Morning Keynoter: Dr. Linda Dorn Expert in Literacy and Intervention and author of Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach and many others
Saturday Afternoon Keynoter: Regie Routman Author of Writing and Reading Essentials and more.
Meeting the Needs of EL Students within the Common Core (K-5)
In this series of three workshops, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the essential instructional practices needed to effectively teach English Learners in the Common Core and help them attain 21st century skills. The three sessions will be organized as follows:
Meeting the Needs of EL Students within the Common Core (Gr. 6-12)
In these workshops, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the essential instructional practices needed to effectively teach grade 6-12 English learners in the Common Core and help them attain 21st century skills.
There will be three sessions on the following dates. Sessions are scheduled from 8:30-3:00 pm
Choose one, two, or all three days of the series
Cybersafety: Supporting Student Safety in the Digital Age
Cybersafety is the safe and responsible use of the Internet and all information and communication technology devices, including mobile phones, digital cameras, and webcams.
Working in conjunction with Yahoo and Common Sense Media, the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) developed a variety of material to support schools and districts in promoting cybersafety. Educators, parents, and interested community members are invited to receive information and resources that they can take back to local communities for awareness development and sharing. Topics will include:
Google Apps for Education -- PD Series at SCOE
SCOE is hosting a series of three workshops to assist local educators in gaining a deeper understanding of how to use Google Apps for Education with their colleagues and students to improve communication and collaboration.
Google Drive Overview -- September 30 4:00-5:30 pm
This session focuses on Google Drive, a file storage and synchronization service that enables users to share and collaboratively edit files. Google Drive is the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications.
Google Blogger, Sites and Slides -- October 3rd 4:00-5:30 pm
This session will specifically focus on the Google tools and applications that allow users to create free blogs, website, wikis, and online presentations. An overview of the features and templates will provided.
Google Sheets and Hangouts -- October 7th 4:00-5:30 pm
This session will provide an overview of Google Sheets, an online spreadsheet app that lets users create and format spreadsheets, then simultaneously work on them with other people. Google Hangouts, a free plugin that supports voice and video conversations from a computer, will also be explored.