Empower Education Connections

Workshop Duration: 60 Minutes

Disciplinary Discourse Across Content Areas

In this session participants will learn about disciplinary discourse, what it looks like and sounds like in all content areas, and leave with ready to implement strategies to integrate discourse in the classroom.

Science of Reading

Understanding the cognitive side of reading and how it relates to student learning. The more we are able to understand literacy learning, the more we are able to help the students we have in front of us. As we grow in our collective knowledge of literacy, we make better decisions about literacy.

Dual Language Immersion

Practice makes PERMANENT! This session explores how implementing daily routines to engage students in meaningful conversations and discussions in their target language have the power to develop language skills. You will learn how to effectively integrate these 5 to 10 minute daily routines in a remote or in-person setting.

ELL & Dual Language Immersion

New year, new SEI model! Are you ready to implement Principle II: Integrated Instruction in Disciplinary Language and Content? We are taking a proficiency learning approach to help ELL students develop language skills in all modes of communication. In this session you will learn how to write measurable can-do statements that integrate language functions. and …

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Word Problems in Math

In your math class, how many times have you heard, “When am I ever going to need this”? And now, to add to their phobia of math, students need to learn virtually! In this class you will learn proven ways to involve your students in solving math problems in the virtual classroom. For many students …

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Brain Breaks

Who doesn’t need a brain break? No matter what you are teaching, where, or when, Brain Breaks are an integral part of learning. In this session we will explore the 3 types of brain breaks and how and when you should use them! This course is highly interactive, and you will leave with many brain …

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Physical Literacy: PE for All

This isn’t your father’s PE program! In this session, you will learn how to create a fun-filled and purposeful PE program for students at home or at school. Discover how to change your mindset about PE and help your students become physically literate! Students who are athletic, no-so-much athletic, injured, overweight, nervous, or have special …

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Teaching Writing Virtually

Come and discover the art and science behind teaching writing. Getting students to write can sometimes be overwhelming, but this workshop will give you tips to make it easy! You will learn how to teach writing effectively online and in person, and play within the fabulous structure of Writer’s Workshop. Join us and learn how …

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Fluency Games

The best way to increase fluency is to offer opportunities for your students to repeat their reading, math, or writing facts. This session explores how learning games can be used to encourage strategic mathematical thinking, provide fun reading and writing practice, and deepen understanding. Including fun learning games is a great way to support your …

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Number Talks

This class will explore the research on number talks and introduce ways to help students improve their mathematical mindset. We will look at how you can excite students to think outside the box and to share their ideas while they are in a virtual or regular classroom. Math strategies and math talks will be explored.

Empathetic Classroom Management

We are learning together in our new venture of virtual learning! Learning in a virtual environment is a privilege, and no one deserves this to be taken from them due to the behaviors of others who do not meet the expectations of our new environment. In this session we will discuss how norms of expectations …

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Providing Feedback Virtually

Providing information to students regarding their performance and progress is essential. As teachers, it is an important part of identifying students’ next steps and guiding them in their learning. This class will take an overall view at what effective feedback is, and teachers will discuss and model ways to provide effective feedback using various tools …

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Using Direct Instruction with Gradual Release in Remote Learning

This class is a review of the high-yield instructional strategy of direct instruction (with gradual release). Teachers will be asked to consider how to implement direct instruction in various remote learning situations (i.e., students with Internet and students without Internet) using a variety of tools and resources. There will be time provided for teachers to …

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Self-Care

WOW! This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! This session gives you that little bit of self care that most of us let go. Get your blood pumping, oxygen flowing, and invigorate your body and mind. We will stretch, move, and discuss nutrition and self care. All fitness levels are encouraged, as the workout …

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Virtual Flipped Classroom

This training looks at the Flipped Classroom Instructional strategy from a remote learning perspective. We will explore how you can use the Flipped Classroom instructional strategy to focus on student engagement and active learning in a remote setting. In addition, we will examine how this model allows for differentiated and scaffolded learning experiences in individual …

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Online Resources

An introduction to purposefully selected online resources teachers can use virtually to support student learning. The trainer will guide teachers in exploring apps and websites to support the following areas: Teaching Sharing academic content Student engagement Checking for understanding Feedback/conferencing As part of the training, teachers will have the opportunity to create logins and explore …

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Online Communication Tools

This training focuses extensively on video conferencing for individual, small group, and whole group instruction. We will explore multiple services for communicating with students in remote learning settings, including Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. The training can be tailored to focus on one service more in depth than another based on the …

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Google Classroom 102

This is a follow up to Google Classroom 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Classroom and G Suite, including the applications that can be used through Google such as class notebook, PearDeck, Quizzizz and Kami. Teachers will work to begin developing their ow classes within the LMS so they …

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Google Classroom 101

An introduction to Google Classroom as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Google Classroom to make your job easier. We will cover the following topics: how to access G Suite, creating courses in the LMS, designing and creating assignments, how to set up the gradebook and post grades, …

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Schoology 102

In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams (or G Suite) including the applications that can be used through Office 365 such as class notebook, Kaizala, stream, and whiteboard. Teachers will work to begin developing their own teams (courses) within the LMS so they leave feeling ready to independently build on …

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Schoology 101

An introduction to Schoology as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Schoology to make your job easier. We will cover the following topics: how to access classes, creating courses in the LMS, designing and creating assignments, how to set up the gradebook and post grades, how to use, …

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Microsoft Teams 102

This is a follow up to Microsoft Teams 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams, including the applications that can be used through Office 365 such as class notebook, Kaizala, stream, and whiteboard. Teachers will work to begin developing their own teams (courses) within the LMS so they leave …

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Microsoft Teams 101

An introduction to Office 365’s Teams as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Office 365 Teams to make your job easier. We will cover the following topics: how to access Teams, creating courses in the LMS, designing and creating assignments, how to set up the gradebook and post …

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Flipgrid

This class is an introduction to Flipgrid! Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called “topics,” and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. The trainer will share all of …

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Screencasting

An introduction to Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, and Loom as tools for creating screencasting videos to use in a distance learning setting. We will show you how you can use these tools to be in two places at once– the present and the future! With these tools you can create a live video that will automatically become …

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Blended Classroom

In this training we will answer all of your questions about using a blended learning model where students learn partially in person and partially in a virtual setting. Even some you didn’t know you have! You will gain a better understanding of what you and your students can do to continue to learn and grow …

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