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TLC Online Professional Learning Offerings

The IU13 Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) has developed a variety of high-quality, online professional learning sessions.  Each session description indicates whether the session can be conducted synchronously or asynchronously.  Some of the sessions below are non-facilitated, and others are facilitated, which means that the facilitator will provide feedback on activities and assignments.

For each of our online professional development offerings, additional details regarding synchronous meeting dates and pricing can be found by clicking on the registration link.  All online professional development sessions require pre-registration via Frontline Professional Learning.

 

  • Explore the full 2020-21 TLC Catalog for additional live and online professional learning opportunities here — and meet our TLC Team, too!


Online Professional Learning Offerings

Please note:

  • Each session description indicates whether it is synchronous or asynchronous.
  • Registration details for asynchronous learning sessions also include completion dates and if a date/time is scheduled for a Zoom orientation or synchronous “kickoff.”
  • Please contact the session facilitator or Danielle Craig (danielle_craig@iu13.org | 717-947-1742) with any questions.

 

BrainPOP 101

Duration: January 28, 2021 – 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Facilitator:  Toni Martindell

Description: Participants will learn how to utilize BrainPop to maximize student learning in both the classroom and a remote learning environment. This workshop will provide an overview of how to assign videos, quizzes, and activities as well as how to engage students through BrainPOP games and creation tools.

 

 

Discovery Education Experience (DE.X)

Duration: January 28, 2021 – 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Facilitator:  Toni Martindell

Description: Participants will learn how to utilize Discovery Education to maximize student learning in both the classroom and a remote learning environment. This workshop will provide an overview of how to curate and assign videos, texts, photographs, activities, and other Discovery Ed content, as well as how to engage students through virtual tours and e-books.

 

 

Cultivating Connections in Blended and Online Spaces

Duration: February 2, 2021 – 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Facilitator:  Toni Martindell

Description: Shifts in instruction because of COVID-19 have forced teachers to rethink how they cultivate a sense of community in their classrooms. During a time of uncertainty and stress, a positive classroom community is vital to the success of all learners. In this session, participants will explore practical strategies and resources to develop deep connections and cultivate a culture of collaboration and community, even in socially distant and online classrooms.

 

 

Making Sense of Text Analysis While Teaching Virtually

Duration: February 3, 2021 – 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Bean

Description: Are you looking for strategies to engage your learners in ELA content that is geared to TDA and our new virtual learning environment? Participants will investigate tips and tricks to get even the most reluctant readers and writers engaged digitally in content relevant to text dependent analysis. Participants will also receive lesson templates that utilize digital tools for analysis. 

 

 

LETRS Module 5 – Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency

Duration: February 9, 2021 – 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Terri Lewis

Description: LETRS is a professional development series for K-12 instruction in reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS modules prepare teachers to learn and use any well-designed reading program. LETRS Module 5 – Getting Up to Speed: Developing Fluency focuses on building fluency.

 

 

Redefining Literacy in the Secondary Classroom in 2021

Duration: February 17, 2021 – 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Bean

Description: Students are both reading and composing texts as part of a digitally-connected world. During this virtual professional development, participants will examine instructional techniques and tools for digital literacy instruction.  Participants will walk away with new ideas for integrating technology in a meaningful way while teaching reading, writing, speaking, or listening at the secondary level.

 

 

Redefining Literacy in the Elementary Classroom in 2021

Duration: February 17, 2021 – 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Bean

Description: Students are both reading and composing texts as part of a digitally-connected world.  During this virtual professional development, participants will examine instructional techniques and tools for digital literacy instruction.  Participants will walk away with new ideas for integrating technology in a meaningful way while teaching reading, writing, speaking, or listening at the elementary level.

 

 

LETRS Module 6 – Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension

Dates: March 9, 2021 – 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Terri Lewis

Description: LETRS is a professional development series for K-12 instruction in reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS modules prepare teachers to learn and use any well-designed reading program. LETRS Module 6 – Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension focuses on supporting reading comprehension. 

 

 

Supporting Adolescent Readers and Writers Through Word Study

Duration: March 10, 2021 – 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Facilitator:  Dr. Terri Lewis

Description: Do you teach older students who struggle to read, spell, or grasp meaning of multisyllabic words? Regardless of what discipline/s you teach, text complexity and vocabulary become more challenging as students progress from grade to grade. In this session, participants will explore the roles of orthography, morphology, and etymology in reading, comprehending, and spelling longer content area vocabulary words. Participants will leave this session with strategies to support students in reading and spelling multisyllabic words through word study. *Participants are asked to bring a content area text that they typically use with students.

 

 

EbD Overview

Duration: March 30, 2021 – 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Lauren Beal

Description: Engineering byDesign™ (EbD)™ is a comprehensive, K-12 solution for Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (I-STEM). It is built on the belief that the ingenuity of children is untapped, unrealized potential that, when properly motivated, will lead to the next generation of technologists, innovators, designers, and engineers. In this four-hour virtual workshop, participants will learn about the EbD™ curriculum, engage in a virtual STEM design challenge, receive complimentary access to ALL EbD™ courses, and begin action planning for implementation. This session is live, virtual, and will be held on Zoom from 9AM-2 PM with a break for lunch.

 

 

Making Mathematicians – Strategies to Support Sense Making for Primary Learners

Duration: April 1, 2021 – 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Facilitator: Rachael Haverstick

Description:  In order to build a strong mathematical foundation, it is essential for primary learners to not only understand how mathematical operations work, but also to understand why. This virtual professional development will focus on shifting instructional practices so that learners remember how but ultimately understand why. Participants will dig into effective mathematics teaching practices and leave the session with strategies to provide learners with sense making opportunities. 

 

 

Resources to Support STEM Instruction: StartSOLE and the PA STEM Toolkit

Duration: April 6, 2021 – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Facilitator: Dr. Lauren Beal

Description: Join IU13 to learn about two resources to support inquiry-based STEM instruction, regardless of your current mode of instruction. During this two-hour live virtual workshop, participants will engage with StartSOLE and the PA STEM Toolkit to support STEM instruction. StartSOLE: A Self-Organized Learning Environment, or SOLE, can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet connection, and students who are ready to learn. Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using the internet. SOLE sessions are characterized by discovery, sharing, spontaneity, and limited teacher intervention. Every SOLE session activates the learners’ creativity, requires critical thinking, and refines communication skills. PA STEM Toolkit: The toolkit is a resource of curated, integrated K-12 STEM lessons that are coherent with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s vision, mission, and belief structure for STEM Education.