creating the possibilities Noblesville Schools . Teacher Learning Academy . 3-23-17

Come ignite the power of collaboration and professional growth during this month's Teacher Learning Academy. On Thursday, March, 23rd all teachers are invited to join us for brief and concise professional development packed with information. These professional growth opportunities will give you enough knowledge to research further, understand what you find, change your teaching, and come back for more! Scroll down to find a list of all the possibilities. We hope to see you there!

For all teachers who are new to Noblesville Schools this year, please notify your building principal and Annetta Petty if an emergency prevents your attendance.

"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone." - John Maxwell

Teacher Learning Academy 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note: Topics and their treatment in this session may be geared toward secondary teachers. Please make note of session locations. Not all sessions are located at ESC.

  • Curricular Inquiries┬áNoblesville High School Room 1211 - Simply relying upon textbook reading and teacher lecture doesn't have much sticking power for kids. Sure, it seems quicker to simply tell students the causes of the Civil War than to send them off to investigate on their own. But will students remember the textbook / lecture version? Come discuss curricular inquiries and how backwards design helps us identify curriculum that warrants slowing down and digging deeper while also handing kids the reins of responsibility, equipping them for thoughtful investigation, and guiding from the side.
  • Unpacking a Rubric & Performance Tasks with Students ESC Conference Room 143 - How do I show students where we are going in a unit?
  • The Power of A Writing Conference ESC Operations Room 203 - What is writing for? What do we teach and why? By focusing on the process of writing and helping students discover its power to improve their work, students will begin to analyze and think like a writer. In this session, we will focus on strategies to make this part of your classroom.
  • Educational Neuroscience ESC Board Room C and D - During the next session of the trauma/educational symposium we will work along side each other on the following topics: 1. Review of the "Need Extra Grace," 2 by 10, and Green, Yellow and Red Paper sharing strategies. 2. Further work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study that was introduced last session. 3. Ways to teach brain structure to youth. 4. Introduction of Protective Factors and Resilience. *If you did not attend the first session, you will still benefit from this and later sessions.

Continue scrolling down for descriptions of offerings to begin at 4:05 p.m.

Teacher Learning Academy 4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Note: Topics and their treatment in this session may be geared toward elementary teachers. Please make note of session locations. Not all sessions are located at ESC.

  • Curricular Inquiries Noblesville High School Room 1211 - Simply relying upon textbook reading and teacher lecture doesn't have much sticking power for kids. Sure, it seems quicker to simply tell students the causes of the Civil War than to send them off to investigate on their own. But will students remember the textbook / lecture version? Come discuss curricular inquiries and how backwards design helps us identify curriculum that warrants slowing down and digging deeper while also handing kids the reins of responsibility, equipping them for thoughtful investigation, and guiding from the side.
  • Unpacking a Rubric & Performance Tasks with Students ESC Conference Room 143 - How do I show students where we are going in a unit?
  • Teacher as Inquirer: Responsive Teaching - Create an Action Plan ESC Operations Conference Room 203 - Develop an action plan to support literacy goals and responsive instruction.
  • Educational NeuroscienceESC Board Room C and D - During the next session of the trauma/educational symposium we will work along side each other on the following topics: 1. Review of the "Need Extra Grace," 2 by 10, and Green, Yellow and Red Paper sharing strategies. 2. Further work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study that was introduced last session. 3. Ways to teach brain structure to youth. 4. Introduction of Protective Factors and Resilience. *If you did not attend the first session, you will still benefit from this and later sessions.
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