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Summer 2018 Professional Development Information

These series of workshops are free of cost to participants and registrations are first come, first serve. Educator teams and/or individuals are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited. Participants will receive notification of acceptance status when registration is received.  Lunch will be provided. Electronic devices are welcome. 

For questions, contact Curriculum in the Office of College and Career Readiness at 573-522-4003. 

Please select ONE SESSION PER DAY from the choices below.  

Topics offered:

 


K-5 Social Studies/ELA/The Arts Integration

What can the integration of SS/ELA/The Arts look like in your elementary classroom? In this K-5 session, participants will explore integrated curriculum, instruction, and assessment anchored by the Missouri Learning Standards. Participants are encouraged to attend with partners or teams for cross-content collaboration.

Presented by Dixie Grupe, Lisa Scroggs, Debbie Jameson and Tom Tobias

6-12 Social Studies/ELA/The Arts Integration

What can the integration of SS/ELA/The Arts look like in your secondary classroom? In this 6-12 session, participants will explore integrated curriculum, instruction, and assessment anchored by the Missouri Learning Standards. Participants are encouraged to attend with partners or teams for cross-content collaboration.

Presented by Dixie Grupe, Lisa Scroggs, Debbie Jameson and Tom Tobias

 


K-5 Science 

During this one day PD event we will work with the Missouri Writing Project to investigate strategies which address the new science expectations in regards to science and technical literacy. The MLS science expectations adopted in April of 2016 include several practices calling on skills related to science and technical literacy (e.g. asking questions and defining problems; constructing explanations and designing solutions; engaging in argument from evidence; obtaining, evaluating and communicating information).  We will also look at the role of Cross-cutting Concept and Science and Engineering Practices as they pertain to formative assessments.

Presented by John Kitchens

6-12 Science 

During this one day PD event we will work with the Missouri Writing Project to investigate strategies which address the new science expectations in regards to science and technical literacy. The MLS science expectations adopted in April of 2016 include several practices calling on skills related to science and technical literacy (e.g. asking questions and defining problems; constructing explanations and designing solutions; engaging in argument from evidence; obtaining, evaluating and communicating information).  We will also look at the role of Cross-cutting Concept and Science and Engineering Practices as they pertain to formative assessments.

Presented by John Kitchens

 


Health, Physical Education and School Wellness - Part 1

Participants will learn about the research on the links between student health and achievement and the concerning trends of school-aged youth nationally and statewide. Information will be shared on Missouri’s collaborative actions and district/school-wide approaches for improving educational attainment and healthy development for students. Resources and processes to assist districts in strengthening physical education curricula/programming and building healthy school environments that support health and learning will be provided.

Presented by Laura Beckmann

Health, Physical Education and School Wellness – Part 2

Studies on the association between student grades and various health-related behaviors is evident.  A growing body of research shows that evidence-based, effectively coordinated, and strategically planned school health programs and practices can positively influence both student health and learning outcomes. This session will focus on the standards of Health Education and the tools and resources available to assist districts/schools in developing appropriate and effective comprehensive health education curricula. Strategies will be shared to improve the delivery of health education and its impact on health behavior outcomes and student success.

Presented by Laura Beckmann

 

 


K-5 Mathematics

During this one-day session for K-5 Teacher and Leaders, participants will explore the Mathematical Practice – Connecting mathematical ideas and real-world situations through modeling. This will be an interactive session using modeling to engage students. In addition, we will have assessment updates from DESE including impacts from the work this summer.

Presented by Chip Sharp

6-12 Mathematics

During this one-day session for 6-12 Teacher and Leaders, participants will explore the Mathematical Practice – Connecting mathematical ideas and real-world situations through modeling. This will be an interactive session using modeling to engage students. In addition, we will have assessment updates from DESE including impacts from the work this summer. 

Presented by Chip Sharp