Parental Involvement is Essential 9/05/17
Keana Triplett, 2015-2016 NC Teacher of the Year, 2005 Appalachian State Alum, and Instructional Technology Facilitator, presented about the importance of communicating and connecting with parents.
Dealing with Difficult People and Situations
September 7 (Thurs.) 1:00pm RCOE #124A
Jennifer Sloan Wampler Alumni BS (1998); MSA (2006); EdS (2014) Executive Director of Human Resources-Cleveland County
Crucial Conversations—All educators face difficult situations that are high-stakes, emotional and often related to sensitive topics. The ability to handle these situations well depends on the educator’s ability to recognize (and have) crucial conversations. The purpose of this session is to help participants recognize when crucial conversations are needed and to develop some basic strategies and skills to have more productive conversations at all levels.
NC Professional Teaching Standard 1, 5
"What School Counselors Can Really Do for You and Your School" September 12 (Tues.) 3:00pm RCOE #321
Dr. Jill VanHorne Reich College of Education-HPC Department
This workshop will focus on how Professional School Counselors (PSC) can benefit the school as a system through understanding the role of the PSC. School Counselors are often the first and sometimes only mental health professional a student will encounter in their education career. This workshop will detail the role at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Participants will be able to understand how PSCs can assist in getting students what they need to be successful through the use of resources provided by the comprehensive program provided by the PSC.
Professional Teams-Veteran and New Teachers Working Together September 14 (Thurs.) 3:30-5:00pm RCOE #321
Michelle Curry-Alumni 1995 Hillary Buchanan-Alumni 2015 Elementary Teachers at Whitnel Elementary Caldwell Co.
The relationships between veteran and new teachers is an important piece of the education workplace. Sharing information, resources and skills is essential for outstanding educational teams. Join us as we share our successful team experience that goes beyond the traditional mentor/mentee practice.
NC Professional Teaching Standard 1, 4 EdTPA Rubric 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12
Using Rubrics to Evaluate Reading Comprehension (Elementary) September 14 (Thurs.) 5:30-7:00pm RCOE #124B
Michelle Wise Curry, Alumni 1995, 2nd Grade Teacher Whitnel Elementary-Caldwell County Schools
Writing is often a missing component of student reading comprehension. Rubrics can help students develop deeper comprehension skills by using close reading to support their responses. This workshop will help beginning teachers create a classroom community where students are comfortable with both structured and unstructured writing tasks using rubrics.
NC Professional Teaching Standard 3, 4, 6 EdTPA Rubric 5, 8, 13, 15
Creative Middle School Health Education Instruction September 25 (Mon.) 5:30pm RCOE #124C
Sammy Rape Alumni BS 1991 Health/PE Teacher and Athletic Director Guy B. Phillips Middle School, Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools
Creative, but comprehensive health education without the use of a textbook.
NC Professional Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4 EdTPA Rubric 6, 7, 8
September 26 (Tues.) 3:30pm RCOE #321
Jessica Caldwell Alumni MA 2010 6th Grade Math Teacher Clyde Campbell Elementary Catawba Co.
How can you be a leader now and in your first years of teaching? Opportunities for beginning teachers to lead sometimes seem to be few and far between. I want to help you find those hidden opportunities that exist.
NC Professional Teaching Standard 1 EdTPA Rubric 1, 6, 11
The Connection Between Lesson Plans and Rigor (All)
October 4 (Wed.) 6:00pm RCOE 124B/C
Dr. David Fonsca Assistant Superintendent Burke County Schools
Rigor in teaching takes careful planning. Ongoing checks for understanding and carefully planned higher order questions do not happen by chance. Understanding the impact that lesson plans have on rigor, student discipline, student success, co-teaching, re-teaching, and increased student achievement is the main focus of this session. Understanding the formula "Tasks predict results" from Instructional Rounds in Education will be the platform for this session (E. City, 2009).
NC Professional Standards 3, 4, 5, 6 EdTPA Rubric 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15
Managing the Difficult Student: No one is learning when the disruptive student is on stage (All)
Debra Hadley Alumni-2012 MA Reading October 6 (Fri.) 2:00pm RCOE 124C
Family and Consumer Science Caldwell County Schools
Short research sessions clearly show that classroom management, and the disruptive student in particular, are prime concerns for teaching from beginners to veterans. On some level, most teachers fear losing control of the classroom and difficult/disruptive students can fuel that into panic. The disruptive student can be a daily drain on everyone in the classroom. New ways to think about these students, and some simple techniques can improve the environment for everyone-including your disruptive student.
NC Professional Teaching Standards 2, 4, 5 EdTPA Rubric 6