Antelope Valley Union High School District

Professional Development

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You may also go directly to the GoSignMeUp home page (http://avdistrict.gosignmeup.com), find the desired course, and follow the same directions outlined above.
 

SPRING 2017 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

 

January

10th

Universal Design for Learning

Kathryn Taylor and Alex Dakhl

 

Participants will get a clear picture of various types of learners and learn about universally appropriate evidence-based practices.

12th

SpringBoard Teacher Space

Amy Bodnar and Loy Dakwa

Come with a team to collaborate and plan lessons using the SpringBoard curriculum.

19th

Reasoning and Sense-Making in the Curriculum

Scott Hampton

Learn how we seamlessly use math in every content.

February

2nd

 

Shakespeariences Teacher Space

David Rivas

Participants who attended this fall’s Shakespeariences PD will collaboratively design units of study around Shakespeare.

2nd

 

Transition Portfolios in Google Classroom for Ed Specialists

Ben Jefferson

Ed Specialists will learn how to integrate Google Classroom with the student digital transition portfolios.

2nd

Developing Students’ Digital Portfolios for Gen Ed Teachers Lara Calzada and Nicole Santana

Ideal for any content area, learn how to set up digital portfolios for students to showcase and track student work.

7th

Google Classroom for Beginners

Ben Jefferson

Learn the basics of using Google Classroom to help organize, create, and assess assignments for a paperless classroom.

7th

Naviance Transition for SpEd Teachers

Rosalyn Gaudin and Ann Kerr

Learn how to connect Naviance activities with transition portfolios.

9th

Google Classroom Teacher Space

David Rivas

Practice seamlessly integrating add-ons and extensions to provide voice feedback and even have Google grade quizzes for you.

21st

Multi-Content Teacher Space

(AP, Read 180, SpringBoard, literacy integration, etc.)

Amy Bodnar and Loy Dakwa

Come with a team to collaborate and plan lessons. Amy and Loy will serenade you with duets of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits while you collaborate.

21st

Desmos for Math Teachers

Scott Hampton

Support student learning with this free, powerful tool.

23rd

Increasing Student Engagement with Play-Doh!

Yes, You Read That Correctly! - David Rivas

Assess and reinforce learning through kinesthetic activities using everyone’s favorite colorful molding compound for kids.

28th

Literacy in all Content Areas

Amy Bodnar

Learn relevant literacy strategies for all content areas.

March

2nd

Shakespeariences in the Secondary ELA Classroom

David Rivas

Explore teaching techniques rooted in what is at the heart of experiencing Shakespeare: fun. We’ll look at general strategies, but special focus will be placed on Julius Caesar.

6th

Strategies and Supports for Teaching At-Risk Students

Program Specialists

Learn practical classroom strategies for motivating and supporting student learning for at-risk students.

7th

G Suite (formerly Google Apps)

Ben Jefferson

Learn how to integrate G Suite, including Google Drive, Docs, Forms, into your teaching practice.

9th

Focused Note-Taking and Socratic Seminars for Beginners

Tina Kaveney

Learn about successfully implementing note-taking and Socratic Seminar in any content area using the latest AVID strategies.

9th

Using RPG Maker to Increase Student Engagement Through Game Development

Josh Warren and David Rivas

Ideal for all content areas, participants will learn simple programming to design video games using RPGMaker to engage students. Please watch this brief video for an explanation.

13th

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

An overview of the current status of the PBIS Framework.

14th

Multi-Content Teacher Space

(AP, Read 180, SpringBoard, literacy integration, etc.) Amy Bodnar and Loy Dakwa

Come with a team to collaborate and plan lessons.

April

 

4th

 

Skellington to Dory: Animate Your Classroom! (link will become live soon)

Charity Evans and David Rivas

Ideal for all content areas, participants will learn practical and easy-to-adapt strategies to engage students through stop-motion and digital animation at this make-and-take, hands-on PD.

6th

Multi-Content Teacher Space

(AP, Read 180, SpringBoard, literacy integration, etc.)

Amy Bodnar and Loy Dakwa

Come with a team to collaborate and plan lessons.

11th

Teacher Space for Using RPG Maker to Increase Student Engagement Through Game Development

Josh Warren and David Rivas

Participants who attended March’s RPG Maker training will collaborate and plan lessons and units using RPG Maker.

13th

The Art of Classroom Team Building

Chris DeLoach

Whole-class activities to boost overall engagement

25th

IEP Goal-Setting and California Content Standards

Ben Jefferson

Learn how to use appropriate formal/informal assessments, develop standards-based IEP goals, and track student progress to determine goal completion.

May

4th

Multi-Content Teacher Space

(AP, Read 180, SpringBoard, literacy integration, etc.)

Amy Bodnar and David Rivas

Come with a team to collaborate and plan lessons.

To cancel a course, please do the following:

  1. Log in to your GoSignMeUp page.
  2. On your page, in the area titled “Courses,” find the course you want to withdraw from.
  3. Click on “select” to the right of the course title.
  4. Click on the drop down arrow.
  5. Click on “Cancel Course”

 

To access materials from previous professional development activities, click here.

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Professional Development & Induction Coordinator: Loy Dakwa, Ed.D., ldakwa@avhsd.org