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Saturday Professional Learning Opportunities

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    Participants may earn Required PL Exchange Credit for attending sessions listed below. Click on any course title to view session details and register to attend the session.


Saturday, October 30

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    SO, IS IT AVID? (All 4-12 teachers)

    Saturday, October 30

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Zoom

     

    This course is open to all teachers in grades 4-12. We will break down the CCI- Coaching and Certification Instrument and use the 4 domains to better understand how the AVID system is a part of everything we do. Overall, the goal of the training is to assist participants in shifting their thinking and that of others, moving from AVID being an item on their organizational plate to it becoming the plate itself. Participants will explore the difference between AVID as a program and a system, using that initial exploration as a jumping-off point into the four AVID Schoolwide Domains. 

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    Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum (PK-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Zoom

     

    This session will provide creative and engaging reading and writing strategies for teachers to differentiate learning activities that integrate students' interests. 

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    9 Essential skills of the love & Logic Classroom - Session 1 (PK-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Zoom

     

    Part 1 of a multi-part event - This course follows the training program developed by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Pd.D. It consists of 9 separate modules designed to help educators set limits in the classroom without anger, build hope and resilience when the going gets tough, raise the odds for kids to stay in school, build strong connections between home and school, immediately handle disruptive situations, get and keep students’ attention, build positive student-teacher relationships, help students own and solve their problems, diffuse power struggles, and create happy, healthy and productive teaching and learning environments. The 9 Essential Skills include neutralizing student arguing, delaying consequences, using empathy, the recovery process, developing positive teacher/student relationships, setting limits with enforceable statements, using choices to prevent power struggles, quick and easy preventative interventions, and guiding students to own and solve their problems.

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      YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (PK-12) 

    Saturday, October 30

    8:30 am - 1:00 pm 

    Zoom

     

    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. 

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     BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS & INCREASING FAMILY INVOLVEMENT (K-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    9:45 - 11:15 am

    Zoom

     

    This course is open to any K-12 teacher. This module uses case studies to take a deep dive into how schools can better understand the complexities of family-school relationships and some of the cultural factors that influence this connection. We will provide a variety of options for reinforcing the importance of communicating with the parents/guardians and AVID families.

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     Structured academic conversations (pk-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    9:45 - 11:15 am 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will examine the importance of engaging students in structured academic conversations, learn a new strategy for supporting structured academic conversations, and use curriculum and session resources to design learning experiences that foster structured academic conversations in the classroom.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

     Can a to-do list save your life? (PK-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    9:45 - 11:15 am

    Zoom

     

    Ever ask yourself, “Where did my time go?” “Everything feels like the most important thing, so how do I decide what and when my attention is required?” Maybe you’re a recovering task-hopper or know someone who is? We’ll explore the following: organizing and spending our time more effectively and criteria and tips for how to prioritize tasks.

     

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     CAN A TO-DO LIST SAVE YOUR LIFE? (PK-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    12:00 - 1:30 pm

    Zoom

     

    Ever ask yourself, “Where did my time go?” “Everything feels like the most important thing, so how do I decide what and when my attention is required?” Maybe you’re a recovering task-hopper or know someone who is? We’ll explore the following: organizing and spending our time more effectively and criteria and tips for how to prioritize tasks.

     

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     developing teacher leaders through avid (All k-12 teachers)

    Saturday, October 30

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Zoom

     

    This course is open to all K-12 teachers. This module is intended to strengthen participants’ ability to lead change effectively. It will focus on the dynamics that affect individuals’ support for change; participants will have a chance to examine initiatives being implemented at their AVID sites and consider how those change efforts can be implemented so as to produce optimal results.

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     STRUCTURED ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS (PK-12)

    Saturday, October 30

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will examine the importance of engaging students in structured academic conversations, learn a new strategy for supporting structured academic conversations, and use curriculum and session resources to design learning experiences that foster structured academic conversations in the classroom.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

     

      Double the speed of learning with the formative assessment process (PK-12) 

    Saturday, October 30

    1:45 - 3:15 pm 

    Zoom

     

    Accelerate student achievement through a four-step instructional cycle. Join this session to learn a process to break content into brain-friendly pieces, engage students as they process their learning, determine where students are in their learning progression, and differentiate instruction based on formative assessment results. Attendees will gain easy-to-implement daily instructional strategies and helpful lesson-planning templates to effectively frame instruction.

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     FOSTERING GROWTH MINDSET FOR K-12 STUDENT SUCCESS

    Saturday, October 30

    1:45 - 3:15 pm 

    Zoom

     

    This module is an exploration of Carol Dweck’s theory of mindsets. Participants will explore the difference between the fixed and growth mindset and how to use that understanding to help students be more successful in any learning task. A model for coaching students to move from the fixed to the growth mindset will also be practiced.

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     Digital notebooking & interactive activites part 1: setup

    Saturday, October 30

    1:45 - 3:15 pm 

    Zoom

     

    Need to turn your traditional interactive notebook activities into digital form? Foldables, notes, graphic organizers, drawings, card sorts, labeling, etc. – it’s all doable virtually! In this training, you will learn how to create a full digital notebook OR stand-alone interactive activities using google slides. Have you been hesitant to use a digital notebook, because you don’t have everything already built? No worries! You will also learn how to use the “slip-n-slide” chrome extension to push slides out to each student’s “notebook” whenever you need to! 

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Saturday, November 13

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    Reading & Writing across the curriculum (pk-12) 

    Saturday, November 13

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Zoom

     

    This session will provide creative and engaging reading and writing strategies for teachers to differentiate learning activities that integrate students' interests.

    Register Here  

     

     

     

     

     

      Engaging Families (PK-12) 

    Saturday, November 13

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Zoom

     

    Join our session to learn about the opportunities Irving ISD provides to our families. We will also share ways that you can get your students'' families more involved in their child's education.

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     STRUCTURED ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS (PK-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    8:00 - 9:30 am 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will examine the importance of engaging students in structured academic conversations, learn a new strategy for supporting structured academic conversations, and use curriculum and session resources to design learning experiences that foster structured academic conversations in the classroom.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

      Youth mental health first aid (PK-12) 

    Saturday, November 13

    8:30 am - 1:00 pm 

    Zoom

     

    Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. 

    Register Here 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS FOR ALL, COLLABORATIVE STUDY GROUPS (5-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Zoom

     

    This session is open to all teachers in grades 5-12. Day 1 and 2 are split amongst Saturdays to collectively complete 12 hours of AVID training: College and career readiness for All! and Collaborative Study Groups Using the Coaching and Certification Instrument participants identify roadblocks and barriers to college and career readiness and college acceptance. Teachers will learn how to implement Collaborative Study Groups in their content area to support students’ academic performance. 

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    Comprehensible input strategies (PK-5) 

    Saturday, November 13

    9:45 - 11:15 am 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will learn strategies to make content comprehensible in any language. 

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     DIGITAL NOTEBOOKING & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITES PART 1: SETUP (K-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    9:45 - 11:15 am 

    Zoom

     

    Need to turn your traditional interactive notebook activities into digital form? Foldables, notes, graphic organizers, drawings, card sorts, labeling, etc. – it’s all doable virtually! In this training, you will learn how to create a full digital notebook OR stand-alone interactive activities using google slides. Have you been hesitant to use a digital notebook, because you don’t have everything already built? No worries! You will also learn how to use the “slip-n-slide” chrome extension to push slides out to each student’s “notebook” whenever you need to! 

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

     

     

     STRUCTURED ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS (PK-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    9:45 - 11:15 am 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will examine the importance of engaging students in structured academic conversations, learn a new strategy for supporting structured academic conversations, and use curriculum and session resources to design learning experiences that foster structured academic conversations in the classroom.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

     

     STRUCTURED ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS (PK-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will examine the importance of engaging students in structured academic conversations, learn a new strategy for supporting structured academic conversations, and use curriculum and session resources to design learning experiences that foster structured academic conversations in the classroom.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

     DIGITAL NOTEBOOKING & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITES PART 2: Digital Notes, Table of Contents, & How to use Mark Up tools (K-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Zoom

     

    In part 2 of “Digital Notebooking & Interactive Activities”, you will learn multiple methods for turning your regular paper notes into a digital format. Do you have fill in the blank notes you already like? Let’s make them digital! Do you prefer for students to write their own notes? Let’s do it digitally! Want students to annotate, mark up a diagram, or color in a picture? We can do all of that with mark up tools! Join us for parts 3 and 4 coming soon (digital card sorts, graphic organizers, foldables, and more)!

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     COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT STRATEGIES (PK-5) 

    Saturday, November 13

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will learn strategies to make content comprehensible in any language. 

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    9 ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF THE LOVE & LOGIC CLASSROOM - SESSION 2 (PK-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    12:00 - 1:30 pm 

    Zoom

     

    Part 2 of a multi-part event - This course follows the training program developed by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Pd.D. It consists of 9 separate modules designed to help educators set limits in the classroom without anger, build hope and resilience when the going gets tough, raise the odds for kids to stay in school, build strong connections between home and school, immediately handle disruptive situations, get and keep students’ attention, build positive student-teacher relationships, help students own and solve their problems, diffuse power struggles, and create happy, healthy and productive teaching and learning environments. The 9 Essential Skills include neutralizing student arguing, delaying consequences, using empathy, the recovery process, developing positive teacher/student relationships, setting limits with enforceable statements, using choices to prevent power struggles, quick and easy preventative interventions, and guiding students to own and solve their problems.

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    FOCUSED NOTE TAKING SCHOOLWIDE, WICORIZING LESSONS (5-12) 

    Saturday, November 13

    1:00 - 4:00 pm 

    Zoom

     

    This session is open to any teacher in grades 5-12. Day 1 and 2 are split amongst Saturdays to collectively complete 12 hours of AVID training: Focused Note Taking and WICORizing Lessons Teachers will engage in activities to demonstrate how to effectively integrate appropriate note-taking formats according to the content objectives in individual classrooms and embed WICOR strategies in planned activities in order to maximize student engagement and retention of content.

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    9 ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF THE LOVE & LOGIC CLASSROOM - SESSION 3 (PK-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    1:45 - 3:15 pm 

    Zoom

     

    Part 3 of a multi-part event - This course follows the training program developed by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Pd.D. It consists of 9 separate modules designed to help educators set limits in the classroom without anger, build hope and resilience when the going gets tough, raise the odds for kids to stay in school, build strong connections between home and school, immediately handle disruptive situations, get and keep students’ attention, build positive student-teacher relationships, help students own and solve their problems, diffuse power struggles, and create happy, healthy and productive teaching and learning environments. The 9 Essential Skills include neutralizing student arguing, delaying consequences, using empathy, the recovery process, developing positive teacher/student relationships, setting limits with enforceable statements, using choices to prevent power struggles, quick and easy preventative interventions, and guiding students to own and solve their problems.

    Register Here

     

     

     

     

     

     

     STRUCTURED ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS (PK-12)

    Saturday, November 13

    1:45 - 3:15 pm 

    Zoom

     

    In this session participants will examine the importance of engaging students in structured academic conversations, learn a new strategy for supporting structured academic conversations, and use curriculum and session resources to design learning experiences that foster structured academic conversations in the classroom.

    Register Here