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Wednesday, August 3
 

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Returning CES Paraprofessionals (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

STAR
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

8:30am

Safety Care Re-Certification (Invitation Only) (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and become re-certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I for All New CES Paraprofessionals (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:


  • Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care


Speakers
MC

Machal Cradle

Program Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

9:00am

Kickoff for ELS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the ELS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Kickoff for SLS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the SLS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and Math content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Thursday, August 4
 

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Returning CES Paraprofessionals (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Failure-Free Reading Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Failure-Free Reading with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 3 – 5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety Care Part II for New CES Paraprofessionals (Invitation Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:


  • Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care


Speakers
MC

Machal Cradle

Program Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part II (Invitation Only) (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Kickoff for ELS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the ELS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Kickoff for SLS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the SLS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 9-12: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm

Edmark Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Edmark with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 6-8: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Thursday, August 11
 

12:30pm

GOLD for New Teachers in Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classrooms (Part I) @ NTO
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn to use an online platform, Teaching Strategies GOLD, to collect high quality, authentic, and developmentally appropriate child assessment data

  • Learn about DCPS expectations for using GOLD, how to submit child assessments for DCPS checkpoints, and how to connect child assessment data to instructional practices


GOLD is a 2-part training


  • Part I is being offered to New Teachers at NTO on Aug 11

  • There are 2 options for attending Part II - Aug 22 8:30am-11:30am OR Aug 22 12:30pm - 3:30pm 


Session Contact

Thursday August 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, August 16
 

8:00am

Health Cornerstone (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:





  • Learn the importance of practicing healthy behaviors through identifying, describing, and engaging in those behaviors at home, school, and community



  • Practice how to engage children in effective questions, language modeling, feedback loops, peer-modeling and visual representations to extend understanding of healty practices




Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Introduction to Creative Curriculum Part 2 (For Teachers and Paraprofessionals that attended the Part 1 during May 6th PD day)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of Creative Curriculum

  • Implement Creative Curriculum into day-to-day practice

  • Deepen knowledge of how a study can support children's foundational learning across all domains


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Lunch will be served

8:00am

Introduction to ECE LEAP - The Image of the Child (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Explore the scope and sequence of Early Childhood LEAP for the 2016-2017 school year, and identify the "Four Pillars of ECE Practice" that will guide our LEAP work

  • Construct an image of the Child that will act as the framework for the LEAP work throughout the year

  • Explore the role of the four pillars through a curricular perspective

  • Examine the role that relationships play in the development and learning of young children


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Re-examining Quality In Early Childhood Classrooms (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Explore how quality early childhood programming can foster foundation skills for children

  • Examine data to inform their existing knowledge in early childhood content


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Audience ECE Returning
  • Notes Sign in will begin at 8:00 AM Sessions begin at 8:30 AM, Lunch will be served

8:00am

Introduction to Creative Curriculum for NEW Title I & Non-Title I Teachers and Paraprofessionals (Day 1 of 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of Creative Curriculum

  • Implement Creative Curriculum into day-to-day practice

  • Deepen knowledge of how a study can support children's foundational  learning across all domains


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Lunch will be served. Teachers will need to bring their foundations manual.

8:00am

Introduction to Tools of the Mind for NEW Teachers (Day 1 of 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain an understanding of the theory that supports the curriculum in addition to the activities that support it

  • Understand the scope and sequence of learning for 3 and 4 year olds

  • Understand how to support a make believe play block in addition to how to roll out the first 8 weeks of school


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Lunch will be served

8:00am

Eureka Math Training Grades 3-5: Introduction to DCPS's New Math Curriculum
Participants will be able to:
• Customize and deliver the lessons of Eureka Math
• Use the preparation process collaboratively and independently to prepare lessons to be taught
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Speakers
EM

Eureka Math

Eureka Math

Session Contact

8:00am

Eureka Math Training Grades K-2: Introduction to DCPS's New Math Curriculum
Participants will be able to:
• Customize and deliver the lessons of Eureka Math
• Use the preparation process collaboratively and independently to prepare lessons to be taught
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Speakers
EM

Eureka Math

Eureka Math

Session Contact

8:00am

Eureka Math Training Grades K-5: Advanced Training for Year 2 Schools
Participants will be able to:
• Identify the major work of a grade band
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Session Contact

8:00am

Introduction to LEAP Content, a Deep Dive into Health and Physical Education Cornerstones and an Overview of planning by using the backwards design principles (Day 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain an understanding of the LEAP content and building culture within their PLC groups

  • Deep Dive and experience Health and Physical Education Cornerstones 

  • Explore the planning domain with a focus on Backwards Design Principles



Participants should bring laptops and have access to the Scope and Sequence through Canvas. 



Speakers
avatar for Danielle Head-Shakur

Danielle Head-Shakur

DCPS, Office of Instructional Practice

Session Contact
avatar for Danielle Head-Shakur

Danielle Head-Shakur

DCPS, Office of Instructional Practice



Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
H.D. Woodson HS 540 55th St. NE Washington, DC 20019

8:00am

Establishing Excellence: SY17 Pre-service for all Library Media Specialists
Participants will be able to:
• Utilize all updated features of Follett Destiny for: circulation, eBooks, reports, data, and student research
• Implement Actions of Excellence for Library Programs and devise a Professional Growth Plan
• Lead teachers and students in Future Ready technology integration including Digital Citizenship

Session Contact
avatar for Dr. Rondelle Price

Dr. Rondelle Price

Manager of Library Programs, Office of Teaching & Learning, DCPS
I am just an educator who believes that children are our first priority! A strong advocator for building a "Culture of Reading!" | #DCPSLibraries #DCPSRising
avatar for Kate Mester

Kate Mester

Specialist, Library Programs, Office of Teaching and Learning, DCPS
Kate Mester has been the Specialist, Library Programs for DC Public Schools since 2014. She manages the DCPS online library catalog, trains and supports all DCPS LMS, and works to ensure equity across DCPS library collections.


Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Columbia Heights EC 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

8:00am

Connecting Across the Curriculum through the Framework for Arts Learning: Music, Performing Arts, Dance
Participants will be able to:
• Connect with the Framework for Arts Learning through experiences that highlight core themes
• Relate the new DCPS Arts curriculum to their current practice and explore opportunities for implementation and connections
• Experience key concepts of one unit of study through small group activity, focusing on the structures of the unit design template and dimensions of learning
• Introduction to LEAP opportunities and Professional Learning Communities

Session Contact

8:00am

NWEA 6th Grade Science Assessment Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn how to implement and administer the 6th grade Earth Science Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment
• Learn how adaptive testing will help them better measure their students’ progress and identify their instructional needs

Session Contact
JR

James Rountree

Director, Science, Office of Teaching and Learning, DC Public Schools


Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Connecting Across the Curriculum through the Framework for Arts Learning
Participants will be able to:
• Connect with the Framework for Arts Learning through experiences that highlight core themes
• Relate the new DCPS Arts curriculum to their current practice and explore opportunities for implementation and connections
• Experience key concepts of one unit of study through small group activity, focusing on the structures of the unit design template and dimensions of learning
• Understand LEAP opportunities and Professional Learning Communities

Session Contact

8:00am

Introduction to the New World Languages Curriculum and LEAP Content (Day 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Gain an understanding of the LEAP content and building culture within their PLC groups
• Explore the components of the new K-12 World Languages curriculum based on AP themes and World Readiness Standards and implement the new curriculum into day-to-day practice
• Explore the planning domain of the TELL framework for effective World Language teaching

Speakers
avatar for Margaret White

Margaret White

Director, Inner Core Professional Learning, DC Public Schools

Session Contact
avatar for Margaret White

Margaret White

Director, Inner Core Professional Learning, DC Public Schools


Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Columbia Heights EC 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for CES Teachers (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Edmark Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Edmark with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety Care Re-Certification (Invitation Only) (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and become re-certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 3)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

9:00am

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and Math content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

12:30pm

Health Cornerstone (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the importance of practicing healthy behaviors through identifying, describing, and engaging in those behaviors at home, school, and community

  • Practice how to engage children in effective questions, laguage modeling, feedback loops, peer-modeling and visual representations to extend understanding of healthy practices


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

12:30pm

Introduction to ECE LEAP – The Image of the Child (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Explore the scope and sequence of Early Childhood  LEAP for the 2016-2017 school year, and identify the "Four Pillars of ECE Practice" that will guide our LEAP work

  • Construct an Image of the Child that will act as the framework for the LEAP work throughout the year

  • Explore the role of the four pillars through a curricular perspective

  • Examine the role that relationships play in the development and learning of young children


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

12:30pm

Re-examining Quality In Early Childhood Classrooms (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Explore how quality early childhood  programmming can foster foundation skills for children

  • Examine data to inform their  existing knowledge in early childhood content


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Audience ECE Returning
  • Notes Sign in will begin at 8:00 AM Sessions begin at 8:30 AM, Lunch will be served

12:30pm

Returning ESL Teacher Training Grades K-5
Participants will be able to:
• Navigate ELLevation to analyze ELL data and produce reports
• Discuss how to use ELLevation data to plan for instruction
• Plan for instructing newcomer ELLs using Big English I and alternative materials for newcomers aligned to the DCPS ELA units

Session Contact
avatar for Deborah Maatta

Deborah Maatta

ESL Teacher/Trainer, Language Acquisition Division, DC Public Schools
Deborah Maatta has worked with DCPS as an ESL Teacher, ESL Teacher Trainer and Project Coordinator for 20 years. She specializes in differentiating instruction for ELLs at both the elementary and secondary level.


Tuesday August 16, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Columbia Heights EC 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

12:30pm

VBMAPP
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the VB MAPP assessment used for students with special needs to determine skills to be taught and tracking of student progress

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016
 
Wednesday, August 17
 

8:00am

Health Cornerstone (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the importance od practicing healthy behaviors through identifying, describing, and engaging in those behaviors at home, school, and community

  • Practice how to engage children in effective questions, language modeling, feedback loops, peer-modeling and visual representations to extend understanding of healthy practices


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Introduction to ECE LEAP – The Image of the Child (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Explore the scope and sequence of Early Childhood LEAP for the 2016-2017 school year, and identify the "Four Pillars of ECE Practice" that will guide our LEAP work

  • Construct an Image of the Child that will act as the framework for the LEAP work throughout the year

  • Explore the role of the four pillars through a curricular perspective

  • Examine the role that relationships play in the development and learning of young children


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Re-examining Quality In Early Childhood Classrooms (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Explore how quality early childhood programming can foster foundation skills for children

  • Examine data to inform their existing knowledge in early childhood content


 

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Audience ECE Returning
  • Notes Sign in will begin at 8:00 AM Sessions begin at 8:30 AM, Lunch will be served

8:00am

iReady Training: Math Diagnostic and Standards Mastery Interims (Option 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Understand the NEW Standards Mastery interim assessments and how it complements the Diagnostic assessments
• Use iReady data to support standards-based instruction

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
H.D. Woodson HS 540 55th St. NE Washington, DC 20019

8:00am

David Liben, Senior Content Specialist of the Literacy and English Language Arts team at Student Achievement Partners, presents on Foundational Reading
Participants will be able to:
• Describe what research tells us about foundational reading
• Describe how DCPS will improve upon foundational reading results through enhancements to Fundations, use of data, curriculum, and new text resources

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Cardozo EC 1200 Clifton St NW, Washington, DC 20009

8:00am

Dual Language Grades K-5 Cohort Planning Meeting (Invitation Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is by invitation only. Please reach out to Liz Sauler at elizabeth.sauler@dc.gov for more information.

Speakers

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 12:30pm
Columbia Heights EC 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

8:00am

Dual Language Grades 6-10 Cohort Planning Meeting (Invitation Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is by invitation only. Please reach out to Liz Sauler at elizabeth.sauler@dc.gov for more information.

Speakers
Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Columbia Heights EC 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

8:00am

Introduction to Creative Curriculum for NEW Title I & Non-Title I Teachers and Paraprofessionals (Day 2 of 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain understanding of the theory and practice of Creative Curriculum

  • Implement Creative Curriculum into day-to-day practice

  • Deepen knowledge of how a study can support children's foundational learning across all domains


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Lunch will be served. Teachers will need to bring their foundations manual.

8:00am

Introduction to Tools of the Mind for NEW Teachers (Day 2 of 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain an understanding of the theory that supports the curriculum in addition to the activities that support it

  • Understand the scope annd sequence of learning for 3 and 4 year olds

  • Understand how to support a make believe play block in addition to how to roll out the first 8 weeks of school


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Lunch will be served

8:00am

Literacy Curriculum Grades 3-5: Why, What, and How?
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the vision for and the connection between the DCPS curriculum and LEAP professional development
• Create a shared understanding of unit 1 content and assessments
• Engage in a text-based discussion in order to unpack the complexities of a core unit 1 text

Session Contact
avatar for Jennifer Jump

Jennifer Jump

Director of Elementary Literacy, DCPS
Have questions about Elementary Literacy? Fundations? Common Core? Units of Study, I am happy to support! Want to discuss how to make texts accessible to all students? Let's set up some time to talk.


8:00am

Literacy Curriculum Grades K-2: Why, What, and How?
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the vision for and the connection between the DCPS curriculum and LEAP professional development
• Create a shared understanding of unit 1 content and assessments
• Engage in a text-based discussion in order to unpack the complexities of a core unit 1 text

Session Contact
avatar for Jennifer Jump

Jennifer Jump

Director of Elementary Literacy, DCPS
Have questions about Elementary Literacy? Fundations? Common Core? Units of Study, I am happy to support! Want to discuss how to make texts accessible to all students? Let's set up some time to talk.


8:00am

Introduction to LEAP Content, a Deep Dive into Health and Physical Education Cornerstones and an Overview of planning by using the backwards design principles (Day 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Gain understanding of the LEAP content and building culture within their PLC groups

  • Experience and participate in Health and Physical Education Cornerstones

  • Create and submit curriculum map for the first two-four weeks of the school year using the backwards design principles



Participants should bring laptops and have access to the Scope and Sequence through Canvas. 



Speakers
avatar for Danielle Head-Shakur

Danielle Head-Shakur

DCPS, Office of Instructional Practice

Session Contact
avatar for Danielle Head-Shakur

Danielle Head-Shakur

DCPS, Office of Instructional Practice


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
H.D. Woodson HS 540 55th St. NE Washington, DC 20019

8:00am

MAP Assessment Training for Math LEAP Leaders Grades 6-12
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn how to implement and administer MAP® and/or MAP for Primary Grades assessments, and how adaptive testing measures student progress and identifies instructional needs

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
H.D. Woodson HS 540 55th St. NE Washington, DC 20019

8:00am

Connecting to LEAP & the Professional Learning Community: Music, Performing Arts, Dance
Participants will be able to:
• Develop PLC culture by exploring how a growth mindset creates motivation and success in school
• Through the use of Close Study, develop strategies for engaging in the cycle of practice and feedback within PLC’s
• Closely examine a unit of study within an aligned Development Cycle and engage in collaborative lesson planning strategies

Session Contact
avatar for Margaret White

Margaret White

Director, Inner Core Professional Learning, DC Public Schools


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Eastern SHS 1700 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20003

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning Grade 6 Group A
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning Grade 6 Group B
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning Grade 7
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning Grade 8
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning Grades K-5 (Last Name A-K)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning Grades K-5 (Last Name L-Z)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning HS Biology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning HS Chemistry
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning HS Other Science
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Discovery Education TechBook Training and Unit Planning HS Physics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Use a centers-based instructional approach to experience a 5E model lesson through the role of a student.
• Create their own centers-based lesson appropriate for a one-to-one or one-to-many computer environment.
• Collaborate with other teachers to incorporate Techbook and other resources into their unit plans for the upcoming school year.

Session Contact
avatar for Tobias Jacoby

Tobias Jacoby

Director, Science Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Dunbar HS 101 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

Literacy Curriculum Grades 6-8: Why, What, and How?
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the vision for and the connection between the DCPS curriculum and LEAP professional development
• Create a shared understanding of unit 1 content and assessments and compose ideal responses for a unit 1 writing task
• Engage in a text-based discussion in order to unpack the complexities of a core unit 1 text

Session Contact
avatar for Abby Welsheimer

Abby Welsheimer

Director, Secondary Literacy Professional Learning, DCPS
RC

Raymond Cummings

Director of Secondary Literacy, District of Columbia Public Schools


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Cardozo EC 1200 Clifton St NW, Washington, DC 20009

8:00am

Literacy Curriculum Grades 9-12: Why, What, and How?
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the vision for and the connection between the DCPS curriculum and LEAP professional development
• Create a shared understanding of unit 1 content and assessments and compose ideal responses for a unit 1 writing task
• Engage in a text-based discussion in order to unpack the complexities of a core unit 1 text

Session Contact
RC

Raymond Cummings

Director of Secondary Literacy, District of Columbia Public Schools


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Cardozo EC 1200 Clifton St NW, Washington, DC 20009

8:00am

Eureka Math Training Algebra I: Introduction to DCPS's New Math Curriculum
Participants will be able to:
• Customize and deliver the lessons of Eureka Math
• Use the preparation process collaboratively and independently to prepare lessons to be taught
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Session Contact
avatar for LaWanna McClease

LaWanna McClease

Director, High School Math Professional Learning, DCPS
Hi All! My name is LaWanna McClease, your Director for High School Math Professional Learning! I can't wait to meet those of you I have not met already and see those of you with whom I am already familiar. If you see me, please stop me and say hi and you will quickly discover... Read More →


8:00am

Eureka Math Training Algebra II: Introduction to DCPS's New Math Curriculum
Participants will be able to:
• Customize and deliver the lessons of Eureka Math
• Use the preparation process collaboratively and independently to prepare lessons to be taught
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Session Contact
avatar for LaWanna McClease

LaWanna McClease

Director, High School Math Professional Learning, DCPS
Hi All! My name is LaWanna McClease, your Director for High School Math Professional Learning! I can't wait to meet those of you I have not met already and see those of you with whom I am already familiar. If you see me, please stop me and say hi and you will quickly discover... Read More →


8:00am

Eureka Math Training Geometry: Introduction to DCPS's New Math Curriculum
Participants will be able to:
• Customize and deliver the lessons of Eureka Math
• Use the preparation process collaboratively and independently to prepare lessons to be taught
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Session Contact
avatar for LaWanna McClease

LaWanna McClease

Director, High School Math Professional Learning, DCPS
Hi All! My name is LaWanna McClease, your Director for High School Math Professional Learning! I can't wait to meet those of you I have not met already and see those of you with whom I am already familiar. If you see me, please stop me and say hi and you will quickly discover... Read More →


8:00am

Eureka Math Training Grades 6-8: Introduction to DCPS's New Math Curriculum
Participants will be able to:
• Customize and deliver the lessons of Eureka Math
• Use the preparation process collaboratively and independently to prepare lessons to be taught
• Highlight the coherence of the Eureka Math curriculum using examples drawn from across the grades
• Develop tools needed to address gaps in students’ prior knowledge and deepen students’ engagement

Session Contact

8:00am

Social Studies: Unit Planning and Cornerstones Grades 6-8
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the why, what and how of their social studies curricular resources in order to plan for their first unit of instruction
• Explore the 5E instructional model in order to write lesson plans and implement Cornerstones
• Evaluate data from the SY1516 SAGE Assessment and describe logistics for the SY1617 SAGE Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

Director, Social Studies, District of Columbia Public Schools
Director of Social Studies at DC Public Schools, active citizen, father, alum of Wake Forest University and Georgetown University, supporting social studies curriculum, professional development, assessment, and partnerships in Washington, DC and beyond.
AH

Anthony Hiller

scott.abbott@dc.gov, jayson.wilkinson@dc.gov,

Session Contact
AH

Anthony Hiller

scott.abbott@dc.gov, jayson.wilkinson@dc.gov,


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
McKinley 151 T St NE, Washington, DC 20002

8:00am

Social Studies: Unit Planning and Cornerstones Grades 9-12
Participants will be able to:
• Understand the why, what and how of their social studies curricular resources in order to plan for their first unit of instruction
• Explore the 5E instructional model in order to write lesson plans and implement Cornerstones

Speakers
avatar for Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

Director, Social Studies, District of Columbia Public Schools
Director of Social Studies at DC Public Schools, active citizen, father, alum of Wake Forest University and Georgetown University, supporting social studies curriculum, professional development, assessment, and partnerships in Washington, DC and beyond.
AH

Anthony Hiller

scott.abbott@dc.gov, jayson.wilkinson@dc.gov,

Session Contact
AH

Anthony Hiller

scott.abbott@dc.gov, jayson.wilkinson@dc.gov,


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
McKinley 151 T St NE, Washington, DC 20002

8:00am

Connecting to LEAP & the Professional Learning Community
Participants will be able to:
• Develop PLC culture by exploring how a growth mindset creates motivation and success in school
• Through the use of Close Study, develop strategies for engaging in the cycle of practice and feedback within PLC’s
• Closely examine a unit of study within an aligned Development Cycle and engage in collaborative lesson planning strategies

Session Contact
avatar for Brandon Irwin

Brandon Irwin

LEAP Art Manager, DCPS


Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Eastern SHS 1700 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20003

8:00am

Introduction to the New World Languages Curriculum and LEAP Content (Day 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Explore the components of the new k-12 World Languages curriculum based on AP themes and World Readiness Standards and implement the new curriculum into day-to-day practice
• Explore the planning domain of the TELL framework for effective World Language teaching
• Explore proficiency targets in the World Language classroom

Speakers
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Margaret White

Director, Inner Core Professional Learning, DC Public Schools

Session Contact
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Margaret White

Director, Inner Core Professional Learning, DC Public Schools



Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:00am - 3:30pm
Columbia Heights EC 3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for CES Teachers (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Failure-Free Reading Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Failure-Free Reading with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 3 – 5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

ITT
Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 4)
Participants will be able to:
Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management

Speakers
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Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 4)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I for All New CES Paraprofessionals (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:


  • Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care


Speakers
MC

Machal Cradle

Program Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part II (Invitation Only) (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

9:00am

Kickoff for ELS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the ELS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

9:00am

Kickoff for SLS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the SLS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students




Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

9:00am

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 9-12: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:45am

Instructional Strategies for BES Support Staff
Participants will be able to:
• To run a small group, use higher order questioning and defines best practices for this responsibility

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

12:00pm

iReady Training: Math Diagnostic and Standards Mastery Interims (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Understand the NEW Standards Mastery interim assessments and how it complements the Diagnostic assessments
• Use iReady data to support standards-based instruction

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 12:00pm - 3:30pm
H.D. Woodson HS 540 55th St. NE Washington, DC 20019

12:30pm

Binder Reviews CES Teachers


Handouts will not be provided. Please bring your computer to access the presentation provided here, or print in advance.


 Participants will be able to:
• Prepare for and explain sections 1 & 2 of the new ABA component of the IMPACT evaluation for SY 2016/2017. Topics include Functional Assessments of Challenging Behaviors and Comprehensive Behavior Support plans.

Speakers
AS

Ashley Shaver

CES Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
Ashley Shaver is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s of Science in Education in Child Psychology from Duquesne University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy at West Virginia University. Ashley joined the DCPS Communication... Read More →

Session Contact


Wednesday August 17, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:00pm

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 4)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

BES Morning Meeting
Participants will be able to:
• Analyze and implement the morning meeting scope and sequence and effectively facilitate morning meetings
• Obtain information on how to structure their morning utilizing the morning meeting scope and sequence, which is connected to the common core

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 6-8: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and Math content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016
 
Monday, August 22
 

8:00am

GOLD for New Teachers in Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classrooms (Part II - Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn to use an online platform, Teaching Strategies GOLD, to collect high quality, authentic, and developmentally appropriate child assessment data

  • Learn about DCPS expectations for using GOLD, how to submit child assessments for DCPS checkpoints, and how to connect child assessment data to instructional practices


GOLD is a 2-part training


  • Part I is being offered to New Teachers at NTO on Aug 11

  • There are 2 options for attending Part II - Aug 22 8:30am-11:30am OR Aug 22 12:30pm - 3:30pm 






Session Contact

Monday August 22, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Teachers will be directed to the appropriate room depending on their curriculum and if they attended the NTO session. This is mandatory training for new teachers and current teachers that are new to ECE.

8:00am

Home Visit Training (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Deepen their knowledge of how proactive communication with families supports children success in school

  • Understand the importance of home visits and the protocols to establish an open dialogue with families


Session Contact

Monday August 22, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

12:30pm

GOLD for New Teachers in Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classrooms (Part II - Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn to use an online platform, Teaching Strategies GOLD, to collect high quality, authentic, and developmentally appropriate child assessment data

  • Learn about DCPS expectations for using GOLD, how to submit child assessments for DCPS checkpoints, and how to connect child assessment data to instructional practices


GOLD is a 2-part training


  • Part I is being offered to New Teachers at NTO on Aug 11

  • There are 2 options for attending Part II - Aug 22 8:30am-11:30am OR Aug 22 12:30pm - 3:30pm 


Session Contact

Monday August 22, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Audience ECE New
  • Notes Teachers will be directed to the appropriate room depending on their curriculum and if they attended the NTO session. This is mandatory training for new teachers and current teachers that are new to ECE.

12:30pm

Home Visit Training (Option 2)
Participamts will be able to:


  • Deepen their knowledge of how  proactive communication with families supports children success in school

  • Understand the importance of home visits and the protocols to establish an open dialogue with families


Session Contact

Monday August 22, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Emery PD Center 1720 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
 


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