SCA Training - March 1, 2017 and April 26, 2017
This Training focuses on the Special Circumstance Assistant (SCA). Part three of this four part training will take place on March 1, 2017. Ethical Considerations in regard to the assessment process will be outlined and a brief clinical question and answer session will follow. Part four takes place April 26, 2017, focusing on review of Ethical Considerations related to implementation followed by a clinical question and answer session related to the SCA assessment process that utilizes specific examples from the participants from the initial training session through the conclusion.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Secondary Teachers - March 2, 2017 and April 27, 2017
The final two sessions of this three-part collaborative workshop focuses on:
- How to shift existing lessons to meet the NGSS
- The three-dimensionality of the standards
- Implementation of the Science and Engineering Practices
- Using phenomenon for high engagement
Project Based Learning (PBL) - March 2, 2017 and April 3, 2017
There are still two more opportunities to attend the PBL Educator Collaborative series designed to provide reflection and support for one another as members of a deeper learning community of practice. Educators will learn more about:
- Balancing student learning goals
- Building a culture of high-quality work
- Using standards-aligned rubrics
- Creating effective team roles
- Scaffolding learning
- Beginning coaching and engagement
Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) - March 4th, 11th, 25th and April 1st, 2017
This four-part course takes place at Dominican University of California. Participants explore concepts in math, science, history and language arts through two arts disciplines, investigating the different ways that creative arts help students formulate questions and express learning in core subjects. Participants make art, share lesson plans, read articles, and write a paper synthesizing their learning.
The Power of Play in the Development of Young Children - March 17, 2017
This seminar is based on the understanding that young children learn best through play that is relevant and meaningful to their lives rather than through direct instruction, drill work or flash cards. See the attached flyer for more information and registration information.
Educational Technology Series - March 21, 2017
All educators are invited to participate in any portion of this series. The topic in March will be Writing - So Much More Than "Word". Learn all the varied ways to produce written work using technology to ensure that everyone can write.
Capturing Kids' Hearts - March 21st and 22nd, 2017
Capturing Kids' Hearts is an immersive participatory experience. Teachers, staff and administrators learn and practice skills they will use and model in their classrooms, schools, and districts. This workshop will include information to:
- Develop techniques for dealing with conflict, negative behavior, and issues of disrespect
- Build meaningful, productive relationships with students
- Use the EXCEL Model to create a safe, effective environment for learning
- Develop self-managing, high performing classrooms using team-building skills
Equity In Action - March 23, 2017
Part two of this four-session workshop is titled "Tools to Assess With Equity Built In". Participants are able to enter the dialogue from an asset-based approach using the concept of Cultural Resilience. Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz is joining forces with leaders like you to elevate collectively our excellence and leadership to a new level.
Approaching Math Learning Through a Growth Mindset – March 24, 2017
Using Jo Boaler's online course on 'How to Learn Math: For Teachers K-12'. March 24th is the last face-to-face meeting in this series. Please see the flyer for more information including how to participate in on-line sessions of Mathematical Growth Mindset.
Anti-Bias Training - March 30, 2017
The Anti Defamation League will deliver an Anti-Bias workshop to engage educators within and across Marin County with the goal to socialize the community around anti-bias and anti-bullying.
National Board Certification to Marin County Teachers
MCOE and the Ross School District are partnering to offer a local location for the 2016-17 Marin NBC cohort. The cohort:
- Provides a supportive, collaborative, learning environment
- Certificate groups are led by National Board Certified Teachers
- Teachers learn to describe and analyze their practice, which results in deeper understanding and improved teaching
This year, the Ross School District in Marin County has generously offered to be the host site. There are currently teachers from Bolinas-Stinson, Dixie, Larkspur-Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Reed Union, Ross, San Rafael, and Tamalpais. Teachers meet as a group, attend most Stanford sessions remotely, and only attend a few sessions at Stanford. This enables teachers to collaborate, but not have to drive to Stanford each month.