Professional Learning Catalog

Title and Description of  

Professional Learning

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Google Certified Teacher

Designed for everyone in our District using Google tools, yes, that's everyone.  Level 1 status indicates that an individual is able to successfully implement Google Apps for productivity, teaching and learning.

Training is online through Google.

Google Certified Educator-Level 1

Google Certified Educator-Level 2

Although this certification can be obtained individually, BPS will support a study group of participants interested in obtaining their certification.  This study group will meet through an online community to share ideas, practices, and insights as they work through the practice modules in preparation for the certification exams.  

Participants will be reimbursed for certification tests if successful. Participants can also earn one in-district professional growth credit per course.

Online Only

Timelines for GCE Study Groups:

Level 1

Level 2


Facilitated by Angela Sutherland

Dates:  Start dates will be be mid January.

Time:  Training is online through Google.

Level 1 user group:  (10 weeks with weekly online check-in--see timelines)

Level 2 user group:  (10 weeks with weekly online check-in)

Register Here for Level 1 training

Register Here for Level 2 training

Cultural Sensitivity

This workshop will increase awareness of the role that culture plays in the classroom. Participants will reflect on their own cultural sensitivity strengths and limitations, as well as ways that increased cultural sensitivity can enhance teaching and communicating.


Danielson Domain 1 (Planning & Preparation), Danielson Domain 3 (Instruction), Domains 2 & 4

Kathleen Carey

Following are the session dates highlighting various topics. Participants can register for individual session or entire workshop.

1/10/17 - Cultural Sensitivity & Bias

1/24/17 - Understanding Cultural Values, 3:15-4:00 p.m

1/26/17 - Understanding Cultural Values, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

2/7/17 - Effective Intercultural Communication, 3:15:4:00 p.m.

2/9/17 -  Effective Intercultural Communication, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

2/21/17 - Suspending Judgment, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

2/23/17 -  Suspending Judgment, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

3/7/17 - Communicating with Parents, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

3/9/17 -  Communicating with Parents, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

3/21/17 - Creating a Culturally Sensitive Classroom, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

3/23/17 - Creating a Culturally Sensitive Classroom,, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

All workshops will be held at Rotolo Middle School

Register Here

Sanbourne 1908 Maps-A New Resource for All Social Studies Classes

Learn about a new resource for your Social Studies curriculum. A website which contains Batavia Sanbourne 1908 maps and highlights key historical Batavia locations will soon be available. We’ll explore the maps and locations to unlock the potential to engage students at all levels.

Intended Audience:  Social Studies Teachers, all grade levels

Please bring your laptop.


Standards (Common Core, NGSS, C3)

Cara Schuster

One Session:

February 8, 2017


March 1, 2017

4:00-5:00 p.m. @ RJAC


Next Generation Science Standards and LAUNCH

Learn about the Next Generation Science Standards that will be addressed through the LAUNCH pilot unit. Work through unit materials with colleagues, unpack the standards and gain content knowledge

Please bring a laptop and any NGSS materials you have.

Intended Audience: 2nd grade and 4th grade teachers


Standards (Common Core, NGSS, C3)

Nicole Kitzmiller

One Session:

March 14, 2017

4:00-5:00 p.m.


Register Here