Empower Education Connections

Workshop Grade Level: K-12

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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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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Elevated Collaborative Parent Communication is Our Way of Being

Transparency cannot exist without trust. Now, more than ever, we need to be as transparent as possible with families through consistent communication. This training emphasizes the importance of collaborative communication and explores what is needed to elevate it. We will ask, “What does this look like to you?” and help you find the answers. Together, …

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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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Social Skills/Emotional Skills

This training session takes a closer look at Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Social and Emotional Learning has become a buzzword lately, for good reason. Students are experiencing situations we could never completely prepare them for. Using the great work by CASEL.org, teachers will learn the how to create a classroom environment where students can …

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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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