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We encourage all USD 261 staff to take advantage of the learning opportunities available at The Learning Center.  Guests from other districts are always welcome to attend any of our workshops.  We offer a full array of classes that are interactive, differentiated, job embedded, sustained and research based.  Enroll in a workshop today!

Our Presenters!

The Learning Center has scheduled many well-known presenters and experts who are willing to share their knowledge and to lead workshops, such as Lynn Sawyer, Carol Simoneau, Kevin Honeycutt, Dan Meyer, Brad McCoy, and Dr. John Vandewalle.  Along with these, The Learning Center utilizes the expertise of our district’s staff members as presenters, who have practical suggestions that are used successfully every day in their classrooms.

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - ASPIRING ADMINISTRATOR STRAND
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Leadership knowledge and skills are imperative at all levels of the district and community. If you aspire to be an administrator in your district, this academy will equip you with the tools you need!

Dates:  2015-16 School Year:  Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Jan 12, Feb 2, Apr 5, and May 3  – Meets once monthly for seven months

Times:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost per strand:  $200 per person for Out of District, Free to Haysville USD 261 Employees

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Books Provided:  Now, Discover Your Strengths, Five Dysfunctions Of A Team, Emotional Intelligence

Sample Session Topics Include:

  • Energy Leadership
  • Leader Success Stories
  • How to Be An Instructional Leader
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • How to Build A Team
  • Tech Tools
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Professional Learning Standards
  • And much, much, more!!

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THERAPY DOGS IN THE CLASSROOM - April 27
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THERAPY DOGS IN THE CLASSROOM 

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: April 20 , 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop will focus on how to train a therapy dog to pass the certification test, classroom uses for a therapy dog, and other general dog care and training. The first half of the day will be spent on general dog knowledge, basic training and classroom and school uses for a therapy dog. The afternoon will focus specifically on preparation for passing a therapy dog exam for the purpose of certification. All of the steps of a therapy dog test will be discussed and demonstrated. There will be visual aids on how to read dog body language, some discussions of the “legalities” of having a therapy dog in your school as well as plenty of time for Q and A. All attendees should leave with a full understanding of the therapy dog exam and a sound foundation for the training it takes to pass the exam. They should also have multiple ideas about how to use a therapy dog effectively in a school setting.

 

Presenter: Don and Brenda Gamble

This husband and wife team have taught in the Haysville district for many years. They have trained three of their own pets to pass the certification test. Brenda has used a therapy dog in her classroom for 7 years. They have a good background in dog training from years of experience training their own pets as therapy dogs as well as training one of their dogs to be a nationally certified search and rescue K9. The Gambles will be using one of their own dogs to demonstrate the therapy dog test.

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THE ART OF CRAFTING WITH ELECTRONICS - May 5
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Date and Time: Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $50 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: April 28, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Participants will be shown how to use the Cricut Cutting Machine and view how it works in conjunction with the online Cricut Craft Room. During the second hour we will learn about a Silhouette Cutting Machine and how it differs from the Cricut! Pros and cons of each machine will be addressed. The remaining class time will be spent creating something for use in your classroom with either of the available machines

Presenter: Susan Keirl-Carpenter

Susan Kierl-Carpenter is a retired teacher from USD 261. Susan now spends her retirement crafting, traveling and volunteering for Victory in the Valley.

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MEASURING STUDENT LEARNING IN MATHEMATICS - June 3
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Date and Time:  Friday, June 3, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: May 27 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Participants will engage in activities aimed at developing an understanding of standards-based instruction and assessments for deeper learning within Mathematics. Student success in mathematics requires that district mathematics leaders take action to ensure that all teachers have the resources and support that are essential for effective mathematics teaching. We will share a set of specific recommended actions for ensuring success for all learners found in Principles to Actions (NCTM, 2014), reflecting more than a decade of experience and research. We will discuss eight research-based teaching practices that synthesize what we now know about what it takes to support students’ understanding and learning of mathematics. More specifically focusing in on two practices essential to having quality assessment practices in the classroom. Session leaders will share available tools for assisting schools and districts with staff, parent, and public communication related to standards and assessment; available tools for instructional leaders and coaches to support their work with teachers; as well as resources to assist teachers with standards-aligned instruction.

 

Presenter: Dr. Sherri Martinie

Dr. Sherri Martinie is an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Kansas State University. She currently works with secondary mathematics preservice teachers and in-service teachers of mathematics K-12. Her classroom experience includes seven years at the elementary level, five years at the middle school level, and seven years at the high school level. Her research interests focus on classroom implementation of the standards for mathematical practice as well as the eight high leverage teacher practices outlined in NCTM’s Principles to Actions document.

 

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PICABOO IN THE CLASSROOM - June 15
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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will learn the basics of Picaboo, which is an online scrapbooking website. The first half of the day will be spent creating an account, learning the basics of uploading pictures, creating pages complete with backgrounds, different fonts and many various arrangements of pictures on pages. The presenter will show a couple of projects that have been completed in her classroom as well as
a book she created from her trip to Ireland. We will end the day with ideas from participants about how they can use this engaging technology in their classroom. **Please bring pictures uploaded to your computer or a flash drive for the second half of the day. The second half of the day, we will begin creating our own book with our pictures. When you leave, you will have a beautiful book to share. ***

 

Presenter: Sonya Kostner

Sonya Kostner has thirty-two years classroom experience. She taught 6th–12th grade special education in the Kingman – Norwich school district for 16 years, 7th grade special education at HMS for 6 years and for the last 10 years, she has taught FCS and Careers to 8th graders at both HMS and HWMS. She has her Masters degree in Education. She is always seeking new and creative ideas to use with her students.
 

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CLOSE READING - K-2nd - June 16
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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $50 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: June 9, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

In a perfect world, our students would naturally read a piece of text and be able to instantly understand the deep meaning. However, in the real world, we get students who can’t even find “right there” answers let alone make inferences, identify text structures and make connections to other texts. According to Educational Leadership, “close reading can’t wait until …..high school. It needs to find its niche in kindergarten and the years just beyond if we mean to build the habits of mind that will lead all students to deep understanding of text.” Kansas College and Career Standards tell us that students need to closely read text. But, how do we teach our students the metacognitive processes required? In this interactive workshop, you will discover some engaging ways to enable students to closely examine text. You’ll leave with ways to initiate and sustain academic conversations and ask questions related to texts with more depth of knowledge. We’ll work on ways to build persistence and stamina when students are faced with difficult text. One session will focus on close reading in the primary classroom and one on intermediate classes. Come learn more about Close Reading and how to put it to use to grow readers in your room.

Presenter: Shenae Stein

Shenae has been teaching in the Haysville School District for 22 years. She has two Master’s degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in Educational Administration. She has been a presenter at the building, district and state levels. She is currently our district’s Learning Facilitator for Ruth Clark Elementary.

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CLOSE READING - 3RD-5TH - June 16
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Date and Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2016 - 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $50 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: June 9, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

In a perfect world, our students would naturally read a piece of text and be able to instantly understand the deep meaning. However, in the real world, we get students who can’t even find “right there” answers let alone make inferences, identify text structures and make connections to other texts. According to Educational Leadership, “close reading can’t wait until …..high school. It needs to find its niche in kindergarten and the years just beyond if we mean to build the habits of mind that will lead all students to deep understanding of text.” Kansas College and Career Standards tell us that students need to closely read text. But, how do we teach our students the metacognitive processes required? In this interactive workshop, you will discover some engaging ways to enable students to closely examine text. You’ll leave with ways to initiate and sustain academic conversations and ask questions related to texts with more depth of knowledge. We’ll work on ways to build persistence and stamina when students are faced with difficult text. One session will focus on close reading in the primary classroom and one on intermediate classes. Come learn more about Close Reading and how to put it to use to grow readers in your room.

Presenter: Shenae Stein

Shenae has been teaching in the Haysville School District for 22 years. She has two Master’s degrees, one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in Educational Administration. She has been a presenter at the building, district and state levels. She is currently our district’s Learning Facilitator for Ruth Clark Elementary.

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SUMMER TECH CAMP - WEEK ONE - June 21-23

SUMMER TECH CAMP 2016 – ATTEND ONE SESSION OR ALL TWELVE!

 

 

Week one:  June 21-23
AM Session:  8:30 – 11:30 AM
PM Session:  12:30 – 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE for all USD 261 Employees!  Out of District: $50 per class & $5 off each additional session.

Graduate Credit Available!  
Earn 1 graduate credit from Baker University for $75 for attending any combination of four half-day sessions.
Also, combine any two half-day sessions with a full day workshop for 1 graduate credit.

Below is a list of the classes offered during the first week of Tech Camp – See the brochure for a complete description of each workshop.

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Tuesday, June 21

AM:  AR You Ready for Augmented Reality  Presenter: Marcia Hersh
AM:  Ebay for Educators  Presenter: Sally Holliday
PM:  Remind 101 Presenter:  Kasahra Cotton
PM:  Using Audio & Video Tools in the Classroom Presenter:  Lisa Cundiff

Wednesday, June 22

AM:  Twitter for Education Presenter:  Stephanie High
AM:  Photoshop Basics Presenter: Brenda Kobler
PM:  Cool Tech Tools For Educators Presenter:  Lisa Cundiff
PM:  Advanced Photoshop Presenter:  Brenda Kobler

Thursday, June 23

AM: Google Classroom  Presenter:  Mark Kane
AM:  Pinterest Presenter:  Heather Seachris
PM:  Using Stream 7 Tablets In The Primary Classroom Presenter: Gail Soft
PM:  Class Dojo Presenter: Kim Hall

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LOVE & LOGIC IN THE CLASSROOM - June 27
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Date and Time: Monday, June 27, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop will provide low stress strategies for highly successful educators! Participants will get solutions that work right now to:
* Help end student arguing and back talk
* Guide kids to own and solve their problems
* Build positive relationships with challenging students
* Raise test scores
* Prevent problems and save teaching time
 

Presenter: Linda Long & Lisa McKeown

Linda Long has a Bachelors of Science in Human Services/Psychology from Friends University. She has worked for Haysville USD 261 for 14 years first as the Support Services Coordinator at Haysville High School, and currently as the Support Services/Homeless Coordinator at the district level. Her experience and expertise is in communication and conflict resolution for families in crisis situations and working with adolescents. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October 2006.

Lisa McKeown received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Newman University. She taught in the elementary classroom for 16 years in grades 2-4. She completed her Masters of Education in Counseling at Wichita State University and has been a school counselor in Haysville for the past 15 years. Lisa is the building coach for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. She is committed to supporting staff and parents in promoting student success. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October of 2006.

 

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SUMMER TECH CAMP - WEEK TWO - June 28-30

SUMMER TECH CAMP 2016 – ATTEND ONE SESSION OR ALL TWELVE!

Week Two:  June 28-30
AM Session:  8:30 – 11:30 AM
PM Session:  12:30 – 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE for all USD 261 Employees!  Out of District: $50 per class & $5 off each additional session.

Graduate Credit Available!  
Earn 1 graduate credit from Baker University for $75 for attending any combination of four half-day sessions.
Also, combine any two half-day sessions with a full day workshop for 1 graduate credit.

Below is a list of the classes offered during the second week of Tech Camp – See the brochure for a complete description of each workshop.

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Tuesday, June 28

AM: PicMonkey Presenter: Lisa Slade
AM: Teachers Pay Teachers For Sellers Workshop  Presenter: Lindsay Jervis
PM:  Desmos Calculator, Shodor & More Presenter:  Andrea Hill
PM:  Mimio Creations Presenter:  Krista Pottier

Wednesday, June 29

AM:  Getting To Know Your Digital Camera Presenter:  Lisa Slade
AM:  Symbaloo Presenter: Sandee Belden
PM:  Windows 10 & Office 2016 Tips & Tricks Presenter:  Mark Kane
PM:  Weebly Presenter:  Jeff Maxwell

Thursday, June 30

AM: Playing with Prezi  Presenter:  Charlotte Brickman
AM:  APPsolutely Engaging Presenter:  Marcia Hersch
PM:  Photostory Presenter: Charlotte Brickman
PM:  Schoology Presenter: Micah Bright

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INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS WITH A TWIST - July 11
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Date and Time: Monday, July 11, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: July 4, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Does the idea of using interactive notebooks with your students sound fabulous, but you just don’t know where to start? Or maybe you already use interactive notebooks but are stuck in a rut with them? In this workshop we will discuss why and how to use interactive notebooks in the classroom to help your students become independent and creative thinkers. You will learn some easy ways of getting started with notebooks – everything from setting one up to organizing to creative decorating. By the end of the day, you will have your own notebook filled with great ideas to take back to your classroom. This workshop is great for elementary to high school teachers who don’t mind a day of coloring, cutting, and gluing with some great learning thrown in!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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LANGUAGE ARTS INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS - July 12
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Date and Time: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

So you know about interactive notebooks. Or you have at least heard about how great interactive notebooks can be! In this workshop we will be looking at different ways to use the ISN (Interactive Student Notebook) in a language arts or reading classroom. We will look at the benefits of using an ISN in the language arts classroom along with ways to implement them so that your students are independent and creative thinkers and learners. This workshop is a great companion to the Interactive Notebooks with a Twist or just on its own. Either way, you will be ready to start the school year with interactive notebooks in your classroom!

 

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.
 

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING THAT WORKS - July 13
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Date and Time: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: July 6, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Successful implementation of Common Core Standards requires innovative best practices that persuade and prepare students to engage in thoughtful problem solving, as well as encourage better performance through more sophisticated, broad-based assessments. Project-based learning, done well, accomplishes these goals. Participants will learn the effective components of project-based learning and the research behind it. They will learn how to adapt the activities for the learning style and levels of individual students. Participants will learn how to write lesson plans for PBLs, incorporating activities that can be used immediately in the classroom.

 

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.
 

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DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION FOR ANY CLASSROOM - July 14
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Date and Time: Thursday, July 14, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: July 7, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Differentiating Instruction ensures all students are given every opportunity to meet the achievement goals of the Common Core standards. Reach all of your students by differentiating your classroom using a variety of strategies: menus, scaffolding, multiple intelligences, student choice, problem-based learning, contracts, tiering, flexible grouping, and anchor activities. Participants will discuss the need for differentiation and the teacher’s role in the classroom, and the practice of differentiation using data to guide planning and instruction.

 

Presenter:  Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.
 

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GOOGLE FORMS & MAIL MERGE - July 21
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Date and Time: Thursday,  July 21, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $50 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: July 14, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will learn Google Forms basics to create a simple and powerful survey tool. Participants will then create a mail merge utilizing Google Sheets Add-Ons to create form emails and mail merge documents that can be generated and sent automatically
when a new google form is completed. Participants will have opportunity not only to see how this powerful tool works, but also have opportunity to create and launch a Google Form project. The first portion of the workshop will focus on the Google Forms itself and participants will create and launch their own Google Form. The remaining portion of the workshop will be spent learning how the different Google Apps work together to empower educators to utilize the mail merge functions of Google to improve communication between teachers, parents, and other staff members. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have access to their USD 261 Google Accounts.

Presenter: Bruce Lolling

Bruce Lolling has been in education for 21 years. He spent 19 years teaching High School Social Studies and the last 2 years as a building administrator and is currently an Assistant Principal at Campus High School. In his role as Assistant Principal, Bruce is the AVID District Director, crisis team lead, and chair of Campus High School’s technology team. He also serves on the district technology focus team. Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in History from McPherson College in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in US History from Emporia State University in 2007 and a second Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Baker University in 2013. Bruce has been an AVID National Staff
Developer since 2008 and currently serves as the lead writer for AVID’s History/Social Science Through High Engagement Strategies strand.

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BAL-A-VIS-X LEVELS 1 & 2 - July 26 & 27, 2016
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Date and Time: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 & Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $200 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: July 18, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of some 300 exercises, most of which are done with sand-filled bags and/or racquetballs, often while standing on a Bal-A-Vis-X balance board. Requiring multiple thousands of mid-line crossings in three dimensions, these exercises are steadily rhythmic, with a pronounced auditory foundation, executed at a pace that naturally results from proper physical techniques. Bal-A-Vis-X enables the whole mind-body system to experience the symmetrical flow of a pendulum. This carefully modulated system of exercises can become increasingly complex OR increasingly simplified/modified for those with severe special needs. In group (school) settings the program demands cooperation, promotes self-challenge and fosters peer teaching

Presenter: Bill Hubert

Bal-A-Vis-X was developed by Bill Hubert after years of working as a first grade teacher, middle school teacher, and martial arts instructor. Bal-A-Vis-X wasn’t born in a eureka moment. It evolved–a long process of connecting dots.

Dot One: Each year many of my grade one students didn’t function well.

Dot Two: My martial arts experience enabled me to watch these 6-7 year-olds through the twin lenses of balance and rhythm.

Dot Three: I felt it important that all these students have fundamental balance and rhythm capabilities so I taught them such basic physical skills as throwing, catching, walking balance beams, skipping, and so on.

Dot Four: Slowly I became aware that, of all my students, the ones most deficient in these basic physical skills often were the same ones who struggled most academically.

Dot Five: I noticed, as we all worked on balance and rhythm, that now and then when a struggling student’s balance and rhythm improved, his/her academic performance also improved.

Connecting these dots, then, posed this question: might fine tuning a child’s balance and rhythm simultaneously address his/her academic difficulties? What followed were more than 20 years of trial and error to find out. The result was the still-evolving program now known as Bal-A-Vis-X. (website: www.bal-a-vis-x.com)

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CPR & AED CERTIFICATION - September 8
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Date and Time: Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: $35 per person – SPACE LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Would you be prepared to help a student or staff member until emergency help arrived in the case of a medical emergency? This training will help you do just that and possibly save a life! At the end of the session you will have a 2 year certification for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR through the American Heart Association and be confident in using the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator.)

Presenter: Life Saver Learning

Life Saver Learning has been providing safety training since 1990. President Michael Ferguson and his team of trainers provide training on a variety of topics including CPR, First Aid, Safety, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and provide certification through the American Heart Association. Michael employs off-duty Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics who will help you feel confident in using life saving techniques.

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LOVE & LOGIC FOR PARENTS - Beginning September 15
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Date and Time: 5 Sessions:  Thursdays,  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 2016  - 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost: $15 per person (No Daycare Available)

Registration Deadline: September 8, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

**This course can be used for a court ordered parenting class**

Class Description:

Would you like to feel more confident as a parent?  Would you like to have more fun parenting?

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!  Answers to:

  • How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?
  • How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?
  • How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?
  • Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?
  • How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?
 

Presenter: Linda Long & Lisa McKeown

Linda Long has a Bachelors of Science in Human Services/Psychology from Friends University. She has worked for Haysville USD 261 for 14 years first as the Support Services Coordinator at Haysville High School, and currently as the Support Services/Homeless Coordinator at the district level. Her experience and expertise is in communication and conflict resolution for families in crisis situations and working with adolescents. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October 2006.

Lisa McKeown received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Newman University. She taught in the elementary classroom for 16 years in grades 2-4. She completed her Masters of Education in Counseling at Wichita State University and has been a school counselor in Haysville for the past 15 years. Lisa is the building coach for the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. She is committed to supporting staff and parents in promoting student success. She completed the Advanced Love and Logic Instructor training in October of 2006.

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TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS: Extend Beyond Your Classroom - September 29
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Date and Time: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: September 22, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Want to earn some extra money for the time you put into all your classroom creations? Do you consider yourself pretty tech savvy? Do you enjoy creating things for your students and classroom? You should be selling on Teachers Pay Teachers! During this workshop you will set up a free seller’s account on TPT, learn how to navigate the site, and see what goes into creating and uploading products to sell. We will cover the ins and outs of copyright, clipart, marketing and so much more! Come with a few ideas. There will be built in work time for you to create your first product, and I will assist you along the way! Already a seller?  Great! Come and see what new tips I have up my sleeve for you to gain followers and improve your store and products.

Presenter: Lindsay Jervis

Lindsay Jervis is in her fourth year of teaching elementary music and is now teaching Pre – K through 5th grade music at Oatville Elementary in USD 261. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education from Wichita State University and is currently working on a Master’s of Fine Arts in Music Education at Wichita State University. She has completed her Kodaly Certification Training in order to help her students achieve musical literacy in a joyful way. In addition to making music with beautiful children, she has been creating and selling teaching materials on Teachers Pay Teachers since February, 2013. Since she opened shop, she has worked her way up to the Top 10 Sellers in Kansas. She has a passion for providing her students with the very best and sharing her ideas with others.

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READER'S THEATRE - October 5
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Date and Time: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively use Reader’s Theater in the classroom for fluency practice. The first half of the day we will spend time learning how to use the Reader’s Theater by looking at examples. In the afternoon we will expand our knowledge by looking at different resources to help use this in the classroom. Participants will walk away with the ability to effectively use Reader’s Theater in the classroom and maybe a door prize or two.

Presenter: Marcia Rowley & Laura Rowley

MARCIA has 20 years of classroom experience, 2nd and 4th grade. She recently retired from teaching. She has a background in the theater and loves to bring that into her classroom.

LAURA is a first grade teacher at Freeman Elementary. She is currently in her 11th year of teaching. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Kansas State University, a Masters of Education from Baker University, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Education at Southwestern College. Like her mother, Laura also loves to use Reader’s Theater in her classroom to engage students.

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LITERACY WORK STATIONS - October 11
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Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline:  October 6, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

As a classroom teacher, do you have a literacy station framework that appears to be working, but the reality is you wonder how engaged your students really are? Are you looking for meaningful “Word Work” activities? Or are you new to the workstation idea and looking for a framework and all the details to make it successful? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop’s for you! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a station framework that allows students to demonstrate independence and perseverance by moving when a task is completed. Participants will experience literacy station tasks aligned to the KCCRS for grades K-2 and engage in meaningful dialogue about their classroom spaces and places. As a bonus, participants will receive six sets of literacy task cards – useful for station activities as well as teacher-guided instruction.

Presenter: Jane Seward

Jane’s dedication to the teaching profession finds her serving as a literacy consultant at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas. She facilitates learning in Pathways to Reading, LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), and assists districts with data interpretation and instructional planning. Jane is frequently contacted for topics such as decoding and language comprehension strategies to support the Common Core, and is included in the network of recognized Kansas MTSS facilitators. She’s at her best when collaborating with educators. Her presentation style is informal, interactive, and enthusiastic. Classroom examples, lively discussion, and questioning strategies keep learners engaged and in the moment.

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CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING: EMPOWERING STUDENTS - October 26 & 27
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Date and Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM & Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $200 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: October 19, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

How do you empower students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes? Culturally Relevant Teaching: Empowering Students will give hands-on experience with lessons to take back to your classrooms,
schools, and districts that help bridge the home and school cultures of students. Within classrooms, cultivating humanity and celebrating diversity require attention both to individual and collective development. Engage in critical conversations about race, gender, class, and sexual
orientation. Learn how to engage students in critical conversations. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution; however, this strand will help equip you with tools to empower students in your school and district.

Presenter: Bruce Lolling & Casey Meier

The presenter will be AVID national staff who have presented this strand at Summer Institute and other Regional Path trainings. AVID selects hundreds of national staff developers each years from the tens of thousands of applications received. AVID staff developers are trained and calibrated each year by AVID Center staff for the content of each strand that they provide. AVID trainings receive consistently high reviews from participants as being a highly engaging and powerful professional learning experience.

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ELEMENTARY VOCABULARY FOLDABLES - November 2
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Date and Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: October 26, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will create Dinah Zike foldables called Visual Kinesthetic Vocabulary (VKVs). These hands on manipulatives will aid students in affix and syllable recognition, contraction, abbreviation and plural creation, and defining vocabulary. The day will be split into three parts. The first section will be spent reviewing basic folds. Second, we will create several VKV templates. The afternoon will be spent creating vocabulary foldables that can be taken back to the classroom. Teachers are asked to bring vocabulary/ spelling lists, basal readers, and computers for the make and take portion of the day.

 

Presenter: Shauna Tinich

Shauna Tinich has 16 years of teaching experience in the elementary and middle school settings. Currently Shauna teaches all levels of sixth grade science at Haysville West Middle School. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Central College of Iowa and a Master’s of Science in Geoscience from Mississippi State University. Shauna has been trained as a trainer of Dinah Zike Foldables.

 

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MATH WORK STATIONS - November 3
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Date and Time: Thursday,  November 3, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: October 27, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Join Renee’ to experience a day of math learning activities aligned to the common core. Participants will experience quality math tasks and reflect on the connection to the 8 Mathematical Practices. The critical areas that will be addressed are numbers and operations in base
ten, numbers and operations in fractions, algebraic reasoning, and geometry. Teachers will receive pre-made stations for their grade band that are ready for immediate use in the classroom. If you have technology available please bring a tablet or laptop to the workshop with you. If not, we have a laptop you can borrow! This workshop is appropriate for teachers K-6.

Presenter: Renee Smith – Curriculum Specialist

Renee is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist at ESSDACK where she facilitates courses around instructional pedagogy aligned to the Common Core Standards. Renee’s passion for engaging, meaningful, hands- on math activities IS a part of all of her trainings because she still loves watching “the light bulb” pop on for educators just like it did with students! Renee wants to help change how our culture views math… from a generation that is A – OK with saying, “I HATE MATH!”, to one that values, loves, and wants MORE math! Renee obtained her bachelors degree from Southwestern College and her Masters in Education from Baker University. She has 25 years in the field of education and has presented at the local, state, and national levels. Renee and her partner, Tammy Fellers have developed a line of products tied directly to the common core for use by elementary and middle school teachers during small group instruction time.

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HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCE THROUGH INQUIRY - November 9 & 10
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Date and Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM & Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $200 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This strand is designed for history/social science teachers (grades 6–12) who are interested in applying rigorous instructional strategies to prepare students for challenging honors and advanced classes. Using primary and secondary sources, participants will engage in Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading strategies (WICOR) as tools for bringing historical inquiry into the history/social science classroom. This strand will teach, model, and coach through the elements of Cornell notes, writing with original thought, primary source analysis, document-based questions, and a range of academic language discussion group activities. This strand is organized to reinforce the strengths of vertical team articulation. Each participant will receive The Write Path History/Social Studies: Interactive Teaching and Learning Teacher Guide.

Presenter: Bruce Lolling & Casey Meier

Bruce Lolling taught History and Social Studies for 20 years at Hutchinson, McPherson, and Campus High Schools. He is now an assistant principal and AVID district director at Campus High School. He has a Bachelor of Science in History Education from McPherson College, a Master’s of Arts in US History from Emporia State University, and a Master’s of Science is School Leadership from Baker University. In 2008, Bruce began working as a National Staff Developer presenting both of AVID’s History/Social Science strands (High Engagement Strategies and Inquiry) at AVID Summer Institutes and Regional Path Trainings. In 2014, he became the lead writer for AVID’s “History/Social Science through High Engagement Strategies” strand.

Casey Meier has taught for 13 years at Campus High School and currently teaches A.P. World History, I.B. 20th Century History, and the AVID elective class. His roles at Campus include AVID Site Coordinator and High Expectations committee chair. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Baker University. Since 2011 he has been a National Staff Developer presenting History/Social Science through High Engagement & Inquiry as well as the AVID elective teacher strand.

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TEAMS: TEAMING WITH EDUCATORS TO ADVOCATE FOR MILITARY STUDENTS - December 7
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TEAMING WITH EDUCATORS TO ADVOCATE FOR MILITARY STUDENTS (TEAMS)

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $50 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: November 30, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

TEAMS training provides educators with information on the unique struggles of military families during relocation and deployment, and equips them with tools to prepare them to more effectively work with militaryconnected children and their civilian peers that deal with a high-transition lifestyle or increased separation from a primary caregiver. The ultimate goal of TEAMS is to create an environment of support and encouragement that will improve the academic success of our military youth and their peers, and the overall quality of life for our families. Sign up today for TEAMS training and find out how you can make a difference!

Presenter: Amy Jensen

Amy Jensen is the McConnell Air Force Base School Liaison Officer, STEM Outreach Coordinator, a Mastery Resiliency Trainer, and military spouse of 14 years. She has two military children with her husband, MSgt Chad Jensen. The Jensen family has been stationed at three installations across the globe, including four years in Germany. Ms. Jensen has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and completed her internship at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Outpatient Psychology Clinic, working with service members as they returned from various locations across the globe. She has also assisted the veteran population, military dependents in various capacities, and taught college courses in the Behavioral Sciences through Butler Community College. She received military resiliency training through the Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and has also been trained in education advocacy skills through the Military Child Education Coalition. Ms. Jensen’s primary professional goal as the School Liaison Officer is to assist parents and community members with understanding the barriers to military children and their education and also to create community partnerships that enhance a military child’s education experience while they are stationed at McConnell AFB.

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LEADERSHIP 101 & 102: LEADERSHIP SYLES & EMBRACING CHANGE - December 8
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Date and Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: December 1, 2016

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Leadership 101: Leadership Styles “Making the Most of It”
Description: Participants will learn their own natural leadership style and how utilizing other styles will add to their ability to work in a more positive way with more people and strengthen their leadership.
  • Leadership Styles Assessment
  • “Making the Most of  it” (Strengths)
  • When you should use certain styles
  • Reframing Leadership Styles
Leadership 102: Training for Leaders “Embracing Change”
Description: Participants will learn some basic skills in leading and helping people through changes. Everyone experiences change; change is harder for some than others.
  •  Ten suggestions for leading groups or teams
  •  Four basic styles of change leadership
  •  Twelve steps in the change process
  •  Communicating the change activities

 

Presenter: Brenda Salvati, PFH

She serves as the Prevention Services Program Director & Kansas PFH Training Facilitator at Preferred Family Healthcare, a comprehensive behavioral health non-profit organization providing substance abuse treatment/prevention & mental health services throughout Missouri &
multiple locations in Kansas. Brenda began her career in substance abuse prevention in 1993 as a Data Research Consultant at Mirror, Inc. Brenda holds a B.S. degree in business administration (Tabor College Wichita) & her Kansas Prevention Professional Certification & International Certification as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Brenda has provided Strategic Planning facilitation for substance abuse coalitions & other non-profits throughout the years to help groups assess community data, build capacity within their organizations through training, identify & plan evidence based programs, practices & strategies to address substance abuse & achieve other goals, implement plans & evaluate success. Brenda is a One Kansas Trained Facilitator, Trainer of Trainers in the Strategic Prevention Framework Process (SPF), & Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Trainer of Trainers (SAPST).

 

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LEADERSHIP 103 & 104: FOCUSING ON WHAT'S RIGHT & DOING WHAT YOU LOVE - January 26
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Date and Time: Thursday,  January 26, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline:  January 19, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Leadership 103:  “Focusing On What’s Right”
During the “Focusing on What’s Right” workshop, participants look at practical guidelines for applying the key concepts even during challenging times. Participants learn to approach life with confidence, healthy attitudes and grace. She will introduce Concepts utilizing Celebrating What’s Right With the World  TM with Dewitt Jones.
 
Key Concepts 1-7
  • Believe it and you’ll see it.
  • Recognize abundance.
  • Look for possibilities.
  • Unleash your energy to fix what’s wrong.
  • Ride the changes.
  • Take yourself to your edge.
  • Be your best for the world.
 
Leadership 104:”Doing What You Love”
Participants discuss how honoring our passion and working together to make a contribution to those around us help in identifying what you love to do and being grateful for the opportunity. she will introduce Key Concepts utilizing For the Love of It TM with Dewitt Jones.
Key Concepts 1-7
  • Begin with a full cup.
  • Find Guides.
  • Act as if.
  • Express gratitude.
  • Make a contribution.
  • Pass it on.
  • Chase the light.

Presenter: Brenda Salvati, PFH

She serves as the Prevention Services Program Director & Kansas PFH Training Facilitator at Preferred Family Healthcare, a comprehensive behavioral health non-profit organization providing substance abuse treatment/prevention & mental health services throughout Missouri & multiple locations in Kansas. Brenda began her career in substance abuse prevention in 1993 as a Data Research Consultant at Mirror, Inc. Brenda holds a B.S. degree in business administration (Tabor College Wichita) & her Kansas Prevention Professional Certification & International Certification as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Brenda has provided Strategic Planning facilitation for substance abuse coalitions & other non-profits throughout the years to help groups assess community data, build capacity within their organizations through training, identify & plan evidence based programs, practices & strategies to address substance abuse & achieve other goals, implement plans & evaluate success. Brenda is a One Kansas Trained Facilitator, Trainer of Trainers in the Strategic Prevention Framework Process (SPF), & Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Trainer of Trainers (SAPST).

 

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TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS - LEVEL 2 - January 19, 2017
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Date and Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017- 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: January 12, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop is designed for those who have taken my “Teachers Pay Teachers” workshop for beginners or who already have an established store on TPT. At this workshop you will learn how to make better product descriptions, hyperlink your products to other similar products, create custom categories, improve the look of your products, and learn more about marketing your products!

Presenter: Lindsay Jervis

Lindsay Jervis is in her fourth year of teaching elementary music and is now teaching Pre – K through 5th grade music at Oatville Elementary in USD 261. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education from Wichita State University and is currently working on a Master’s of Fine Arts in Music Education at Wichita State University. She has completed her Kodaly Certification Training in order to help her students achieve musical literacy in a joyful way. In addition to making music with beautiful children, she has been creating and selling teaching materials on Teachers Pay Teachers since February, 2013. Since she opened shop, she has worked her way up to the Top 10 Sellers in Kansas. She has a passion for providing her students with the very best and sharing her ideas with others.

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CHILD & YOUTH RESILIENCY - January 25
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Date and Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2017- 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free to all who register

Registration Deadline: January 18, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Young people live up or down to the expectations that we set for them. They need us to be adults who believe in them unconditionally and hold them to the high expectations of being compassionate, generous, and creative human beings. In this workshop, education professionals will learn what it means to foster resilience in their students and gain tools they can use to help their students move past only being resilient and actually thriving. We will look at the building blocks of resilience and how you as professionals can encourage each of those qualities in the children you work with. Then we will move beyond the skills for simply bouncing back from life’s challenges, but discover what we can do to help children bounce forward after a challenge and thrive!!

Presenter: Amy Jensen

Amy Jensen is the McConnell Air Force Base School Liaison Officer, STEM Outreach Coordinator, a Mastery Resiliency Trainer, and military spouse of 14 years. She has two military children with her husband, MSgt Chad Jensen. The Jensen family has been stationed at three installations across the globe, including four years in Germany. Ms. Jensen has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and completed her
internship at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Outpatient Psychology Clinic, working with service members as they returned from various locations across the globe. She has also assisted the veteran population, military dependents in various capacities, and taught college courses in the Behavioral Sciences through Butler Community College. She received military resiliency training through the Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and has also been trained in education advocacy skills through the Military Child Education Coalition. Ms. Jensen’s primary professional goal as the School Liaison Officer is to assist parents and community members with understanding the barriers to military children and their education and also to create community partnerships that enhance a military child’s education experience while they are stationed at McConnell AFB.

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GRAB 'EM WITH GAMES K-2 - February 1, 2017
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Date and Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: January 25, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Have you been looking for ways to engage and motivate the students in your math classroom?
Then Grab ‘em with games! Games provide an enjoyable venue for the repeated practice necessary for mastering basic skills. They can highlight specific mathematics concepts, activate strategic thinking, help develop logical reasoning skills and provide opportunities to review. Spend a day having fun while exploring a variety of games and ideas for accountability to use in your classroom. These will include invented games and commercial products. This workshop is Designed for teachers of grades K-2.

Presenter: Renee Smith – Curriculum Specialist

Renee is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist at ESSDACK where she facilitates courses around instructional pedagogy aligned to the Common Core Standards. Renee’s passion for engaging, meaningful, hands- on math activities IS a part of all of her trainings because she still loves watching “the light bulb” pop on for educators just like it did with students! Renee wants to help change how our culture views math… from a generation that is A – OK with saying, “I HATE MATH!”, to one that values, loves, and wants MORE math! Renee obtained her bachelors degree from Southwestern College and her Masters in Education from Baker University. She has 25 years in the field of education and has presented at the local, state, and national levels. Renee and her partner, Tammy Fellers have developed a line of products tied directly to the common core for use by elementary and middle school teachers during small group instruction time.

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GRAB 'EM WITH GAMES Grades 3-6 - February 9, 2017
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Date and Time: Wednesday, February 9, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Have you been looking for ways to engage and motivate the students in your math classroom?
Then Grab ‘em with games! Games provide an enjoyable venue for the repeated practice necessary for mastering basic skills. They can highlight specific mathematics concepts, activate strategic thinking, help develop logical reasoning skills and provide opportunities to review. Spend a day having fun while exploring a variety of games and ideas for accountability to use in your classroom. These will include invented games and commercial products. This workshop is Designed for teachers of grades 3-6.

Presenter: Renee Smith – Curriculum Specialist

Renee is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist at ESSDACK where she facilitates courses around instructional pedagogy aligned to the Common Core Standards. Renee’s passion for engaging, meaningful, hands- on math activities IS a part of all of her trainings because she still loves watching “the light bulb” pop on for educators just like it did with students! Renee wants to help change how our culture views math… from a generation that is A – OK with saying, “I HATE MATH!”, to one that values, loves, and wants MORE math! Renee obtained her bachelors degree from Southwestern College and her Masters in Education from Baker University. She has 25 years in the field of education and has presented at the local, state, and national levels. Renee and her partner, Tammy Fellers have developed a line of products tied directly to the common core for use by elementary and middle school teachers during small group instruction time.

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FACILITATION TOOLS & TIPS - March 1, 2017
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Date and Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Team Leaders, facilitators, educators and trainers are always looking for effective ways to enhance and engage their adult & youth learners. Using effective & meaningful activities to incorporate in the learning process that will increase the participant’s ability to grasp & understand the information that’s being shared is a strategy that keeps learners engaged. I will share tips, games & energizers for both youth & adults.
Become a Creative Trainer to utilize a variety of learning strategies. Every participant will receive a tool kit!

Presenter: Brenda Salvati, PFH

She serves as the Prevention Services Program Director & Kansas PFH Training Facilitator at Preferred Family Healthcare, a comprehensive behavioral health nonprofit organization providing substance abuse treatment/prevention & mental health services throughout Missouri & multiple locations in Kansas. Brenda began her career in substance abuse prevention in 1993 as a Data Research Consultant at Mirror, Inc.
Brenda holds a B.S. degree in business administration (Tabor College Wichita) & her Kansas Prevention Professional Certification & International Certification as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Brenda has provided Strategic Planning facilitation for substance abuse coalitions & other non-profits throughout the years to help groups assess community data, build capacity within their organizations through training, identify & plan evidence based programs, practices & strategies to address substance abuse & achieve other goals, implement plans & evaluate success. Brenda is a One Kansas Trained Facilitator, Trainer of Trainers in the Strategic Prevention Framework Process (SPF), & Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Trainer of Trainers (SAPST).

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AT THE INTERSECTION: PROJECT-BASED LEARNING, TECHNOLOGY, & COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS - April 11 & 12, 2017
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Date and Time:  Wednesday & Thursday, April 11 & 12, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: Free to USD 261 Staff, $200 for Out of District

Registration Deadline: April 5, 2017

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

In this 2-day session, participants will explore the crossroads of PBL, standards, and technology integration. The first day, we’ll experience a PBL lesson from the student perspective and dissect what makes it similar and different to “doing projects.” We’ll explore other various examples based on age group and content, and begin to build tasty projects that meet both age-appropriate academic and skills development. Specific tech tools will be spotlighted to take us deeper into engagement. By the end of the 2nd day, we’ll continue to talk about strategies about managing this environment, based on customized Q & A. Teachers will walk away knowing what PBL can be, understanding essential strategies to ensure it works, and be ready to dive deeper into PBL with their learners.

Presenter: Ginger Lewman

Project Based Learning has been my passion for the past 8 years, creating a PBL school and the Life Practice Model we used. Working with authentic and engaged learning in all aspects of school and by crossing both the academic and the social continuum, the students, staff, and I created a supremely democratic educational environment. Learners of all ages became empowered with a thoughtful voice and truly loved coming to school each day. I’m ready to share with you the steps that it took to develop a true community of collaborative learners; staff, students, and parents together.

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