CMSD University – Spring 2017
Presenter: Susan Adams
New Teacher Evaluation Instrument
Assessing and Utilizing STAR Data Effectively
NWEA – Reports and Using the Data
Higher Order Questioning
Creating In-Class Assessment Items
Scaffolding Instruction for ELA Teachers
Teaching Effective Reading Comprehension Strategies
Presenter: Debbie Murray
Teachers Teaching Teachers (T3)
Columbus Municipal School District expert teachers provide skilled training in an effort to provide personalized learning opportunities that build leadership and instructional capacity. Register for sessions below by clicking on “Register”.
September 22, 2016
Learn how to complete the new MTSS forms. Find interventions that work. Get your questions answered regarding the changes in RTI and what it means to classroom teachers, students, and parents.
Classroom Behavior Management for Non-Compliant Students
October 6, 2016
This presentation will provide strategies for teachers to use in the classroom for students who are non-compliant. Sometimes, we need more strategies. Teachers will leave the presentation with new behavioral strategies.
Effective Implementation of High-Impact Centers
October 20, 2016
This presentation will include specific strategies to increase the effectiveness of implementing high-impact centers. Planning, preparation, behavior and classroom management, and organization for centers will be addressed. Teachers are encouraged to bring a class list and notebook or laptop.
Twenty-First Century Learning: Taking Teaching and Learning Above and Beyond
November 3, 2016
Students need to acquire 21st-century skills in this age of globalization. This presentation discusses what 21st century learning is and why we must teach the “super skills: of today, and provide resources and ideas as to how to address those skills.
Super Sensational Science
December 1, 2016
This session will allow teachers to learn fun, innovating and artistic understanding of the concepts of STEAM. Through this learning session, you will learn how science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics form a holistic approach to student understanding and achievement. STEAM allows you to observe the rules of science and compare and contrast it to others of study.; thereby giving the students and teaches an exciting approach to textbooks, and paper pencil activities, It is purely project based learning at it’s best!
January 19, 2017
Bullying and relational aggression prevention.Learn how to instill social/emotional connections among girls and how to create your own action plan to address these issues.
Effective Use of Time, Space, Materials in An Elementary Classroom
February 2, 2017
To provide strategies for effective and efficient use of classroom time, space and materials.
Understanding Teacher Evaluation
February 16, 2017
What is the teacher evaluation all about? How can I make sure I am ready? Learn more about the updates to the teacher evaluation system.
High Impact Math Centers
March 2, 2017
Join us as we learn more about high impacts centers and how to effective manage time, materials, and classroom behavior during transitions.
Data Analysis and Differentiation
March 30, 2017
This presentation will include specific strategies to utilize data to differentiate instruction, centers, projects, classroom assignments, and home practice for increased student achievement. Teachers are encouraged to bring a class list and a notebook or laptop.
Tools for Student Testing
April 20, 2017
All students need to learn basic test taking strategies. This presentation will center around test prep for students.
All teachers will be assigned to PLC groups. Elementary–by grade levels; Middle and High Schools–by subject area. Librarians in the elementary schools will meet bi-weekly with K-2/3-5 to support the increase in text complexity in the CCRS implementation. Librarians in grades 6-12 will participate with Language Arts/English teachers to support CCRS. Elementary Gifted teachers will rotate between grades 2-5 and middle school Gifted teachers will be assigned to PLC group deemed appropriate. SpEd teachers will be assigned to the PLC group that mirrors the grade level/subject area that they are most closely assigned to. Gifted and SpEd (including SLPs) teachers will meet monthly. Music, Art, PE, Band, and all other special/activity classes will meet together as assigned to be incorporated into another subject area and will incorporate CCRS literacy and writing lessons into their content.
Please note that you will need to keep up with the 2016 -2017 CEU Application Form and submit it to MUW by October 1, 2017 in order to receive credit for this academic year. Requests WILL NOT be processed from the Central Office. You are responsible for submitting this information along with the $20.00 payment to MUW (address is on the form).
The maximum number of CEUs that can be earned is 5 (this includes all Wednesday PLCs, SpEd PLCs, Digital Learning Labs, and Teachers Teaching Teachers – T3). The start date for earning CEUs is October 1, 2016. Credit will not be given for sessions attended prior to this date. Please note the form must be completed in its entirety. The session titles and dates should match those on the district’s Professional Development Calendar. Only building principals, Ms. Donna Jones (for SpEd), and Ms. Dawkins (for gifted), and Ms. Buxton (for New Teacher PLCs) are authorized to sign the Time In/Out portion of the form for Wednesday PLCs. Ms. Murray will sign off on Digital Learning Lab sessions and Ms. Buxton for T3 sessions.
As a reminder, 10 instructional hours equate to 1 CEU.