Professional Development

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Transforming Teaching and Learning through MindfulnessMay 25, 2017

In this summer course we will explore Mindfulness and Restorative Practices as interdependent practices central to building a vital learning community where challenging behaviors are met with authentic dialogue-based practices that create understanding, repair harm, and restore relationship.

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Summer 2017 Tech CourseMarch 09, 2017

Are you interested in improving your educational technology skills and moving towards a change in practice with technology? Discover the variety of practical ways the Google Tools Suite for educators can significantly enhance student-to-student, student-to-teacher and collaborative communication.

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Getting Messy with NonfictionFebruary 23, 2017

Audience: All teachers grades 3-8. This class will be with Ellen A. Thompson, Ed.D. and June Golato, M.S., CCC-SLP, and takes place March 15-May 10, 2017.

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Restorative Practices and MindfulnessNovember 03, 2016

Starting in January, there is a three credit hybrid/online course focused on the Transformative Power of Restorative Practices and Mindfulness in Building a Vital Learning Community.

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Managing Day to Day Life in the ClassroomOctober 07, 2016

This one-day workshop (Oct. 18 @ CVEDC classroom) is the perfect fit for for newer teachers and teachers in new settings looking for classroom management strategies, camaraderie and peace of mind that will bring great new practices and systems into your classroom for a vibrant and respectful learning environment.

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Teaching Essay and Argument in Writing Workshop

This one-day workshop for teachers of grades 4-8 with Beth Moore. (Jan. 12 @ Hampton Inn) will focus on essay and argumentative writing that inspires kids to write passionately about topics that matter to them.

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Innovate Your Reading Workshop

In this two-day workshop for K-4 teachers with Beth Moore (Nov. 14 & 15 @ Hiawatha Elementary School) participants will study methods for teaching small groups inside a reading workshop model.

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Mindfulness and Restorative Practices

This workshop (with Annie O Shaughnessy, M.Ed in Mindfulness Dec. 7 @ Hampton Inn) will increase your knowledge and skills in the following ways: provide opportunities to experience the benefits of Mindfulness and Restorative Practices first-hand.

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CCSU Summer Tech courseMarch 18, 2016

This summer we will be offering two separate sessions of a technology integration course called Improving Your Educational Practice with Technology. This course will be offered the week after school ends, June 20-24, and again from August 1-5.

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Using Neuroscience to Make Standards Work for All StudentsOctober 01, 2015

The first WORKshop, Crafting Student-Friendly Learning Targets, provides a deep dive into the art of drafting learning targets and learning scales designed to put learners in the driver's seat. Participants will spend most of the day drafting and tuning learning targets and learning scales to bring back to use with their learners. They'll also leave with ongoing access to resources for sustaining what they've begun.