Using Questioning to Drive Instruction - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Jan 21 to Feb 4 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Virtual

The power of questions strategically embedded in a lesson can't be underestimated. When we ask the right questions at the right time it can spark student engagement, creativity, critical thinking and thoughtful discussion. Asking questions isn't an art, it is a process. In these sesssions, we will explore the Quality Questioning Process and examince how we can seamlessly embed, deliver and enhance questions in our lessons to really drive instrution to a new level, especially in our current learning climate. 1. Explore and analyze the Quality Questioning Process and how it can enhance your lessons. 2. Examine the flipped Gradual Release Model as a way to drive student thinking and creativity. 3. Collaborate on creating a lesson design model utilizing the Quality Questioning Process and the flipped Gradual Release Model. 3 Thursday after school sessions in a row (1 hour); Participants will be watching onDemand KINL content or reading a Blog post between sessions. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/using-questioning-to-drive-instruction/

Starting an EL Program from Scratch - Free to Title III Consortium and $125 to other members

Jan 26 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Virtual

At this workshop hear from Brenda Ward and Lori North both serving in school districts with experience in serving English language learners in their own districts. The duo will review a variety of compliance processes and answer questions for others doing similar work. Register here: https://forms.gle/YtRfQEnJfJcaZTEq8

Hiring Teachers Virtually - $50 Member - $75 Non-Memeber

Jan 27 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual

This session will focus on virtual interview practices. Participants will learn how to incorporate asynchronous video prescreening of applicants, and synchronous interviewing. A customizable interviewing handbook will be included. Engage in virtual tools to incorporate asynchronous video prescreening Explore types of interview questioning for synchronous interviewing Customize an interview handbook for your team's use. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/hiring-teachers-virtually/

Assessment, Feedback, Grading in the Virtual/Hybrid Classroom - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Jan 28 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual

How we assess and grade students has been a looming question for many educators this year. Join us for a look at what teachers are doing around the state and a look at what research and best practices are saying we want to consider when we think about grading and assessment. We will also dive into types of feedback we can use and tools that might best align in a virtual/hybrid environment. 1. Explore the types of assessments that best align with our current climate and meet the needs of students. 2. Discuss technology tools that best serve the types of assessments identified by research and best practices. 3. Identify John Hattie's levels of feedback and examine when and how to best use these levels of feedback along with the technology tools that support it. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/assessment-feedback-grading-in-the-virtual-hybrid-classroom/

Teacher Evaluation Training for Evaluators - Virtual Edition - $125 Member - $250 Non-Member

Jan 28 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Virtual

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Sparking Curiosity in the Digital Classroom 6-12 - $125

Feb 1 to Feb 26 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Virtual

Keeping learners engaged in the Zoom and on their own learning time can be tough! In this professional learning course we will explore strategies and resources to spark their curiosity and tap into their authentic passions and creativity. Blended lessons that include anytime learning resources with live, synchronous sessions make this course a true community of learning and creating. Engage with digital resources to spark curiosity Identify technology tools that would enhance student creativity Utilize a hybrid learning course to reflect on and rework in-person classroom units/lessons to infuse more student creativty and curiosity. A Canvas course with synchronous and asynchronous components. This will be the equivalent of 6 hours of PL (6 PGPs). Coaching sessions will be part of the synchronous work. $125 Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/sparking-curiosity-in-the-digital-classroom-6-12/

Introduction to EL Services - Free to Title III Consortium and $75 to other members

Feb 2 to Feb 4 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Virtual

During this two-part interactive webinar series held on February 2 and 4, we will cover the basics of working with English Language Learners, both in the classroom and remotely. Join us to discuss and gain ideas for building oral language and academic vocabulary alongside content in the classroom. Learn how to provide effective instructional supports and techniques that will help English Learners (as well as others) access challenging content as well ideas for assessing English Learners at all levels. Free to Title III Consortium and $75 to other members. Register here: https://forms.gle/wtaPZLKqjAi6VELTA

The Answer to Increased Student Engagement - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member and Student Voice in the Virtual/Hybrid Classroom

Feb 2 to Feb 16 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Virtual

In our current learning environment, it is difficult to engage students at the same level and in the same way we are used to doing. We have to find new ways to hear student voice and see student engagement. Participants will be provided with 'try now' activities and tools in a choice board format that they will try in their classroom outside of the workshop sessions. The sessions will be spent sharing and collaborating on what worked. You will learn from each other and from best practices. 1. Practice choice board activities in the classroom and bring back ideas to the group to share and develop best practice. 2. Explore the 3 levels of engagement and activities/tools that enhance student voice and engagement. 3. Develop a list of 'tried' practices and tools that can be used in the virtual/hybrid classroom to enhance your lessons. 3 Wednesday after school sessions in a row (1 hour); participants will be given a choice board to complete and try in the classroom prior to synchronous session. Discussion/processing will happen during session times. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/answer-to-increased-student-engagement-voice-virtual-hybrid-classroom/

Google Certified Educator - Level 1 Bootcamp - $150 for entire series

Feb 3 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Virtual

Four part mini-series (must attend all dates Feb. 3, Feb 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 from 4-6 PM) Level 1 Educator is the first of two certifications specifically for classroom teachers. It focuses on core G Suite Tools at a foundational level including Drive, Sheets, Classroom, and YouTube. Basic integration, functions, and classroom application will be demonstrated as well as classroom best practices . Test taking strategies and scenarios will be practiced through the sessions so participants are prepared to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. Please note, this is not for G Suite beginners,. You will need to come to camp with a background in using G Suite for Education. It is a fast paced cap, designed to prepare for certification. Google Educator Level 1 exam. Participants will receive an exam voucher that can be used to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam, providing evidence of newly gained skills! The virtual four (4)-part series will break down the material using a variety of interactive methods to prepare for the certification exam. Sessions can be divided over time, allowing for additional individual practice time. Register here: https://forms.gle/SRvP69xeU42gGpSs6

How Leaders can Care for their Teachers - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Feb 4 to Feb 18 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Virtual

Now more than ever, teachers need care and support. As leaders, it’s our job to provide our staff with the compassion and tools they need-but where do we begin? In this 3 part blended learning series, we will explore trauma-responsive practices that building leaders can implement with an entire staff or individuals. Determine signs of compassion fatigue and teacher burnout Explore trauma-responsive practices for adults (and students!) Collaborate with school leadership peers in blended learning model. 3 Thursday during school sessions in a row (1 hour); Participants will be watching onDemand KINL content or reading a Blog post between sessions. $50 Memeber - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/how-leaders-can-care-for-their-teachers/

Class Culture

Feb 10 from 12:39 PM to 12:44 PM

Virtual

Agenda In this session we will reimagine how educators think and approach the establishment of culture in their classroom. By exploring frameworks, articles, and other resources with the support of colleagues in shared learning spaces, participants will walk away feeling confident about executing next steps. Register here: https://info.betterlesson.com/region-4-february#distance_learning_support_for_region_4_educators

Engaging Lesson Design for Hy-Flex Learning Environments - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Feb 16 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual

Engaging students is a top priority in all classrooms, but especially when the course is living in a hy-flex learning environment. To keep students engaged regardless of the location, lessons must build on student interest and knowledge, spark curiosity and creativity, and deepen learning through structured, rich discussions. Establish high-priority lesson design needs of hy-flex learning environments Reflect and discuss on engagement practices with colleagues Gain tangible, next-day usable resources to enhance group collaboration and discussion. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/engaging-lesson-design-for-hy-flex-learning-environments/

Re-Imagined Math Instruction for the Virtual Classroom Grades K-5 - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Feb 17 to Feb 24 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Virtual

How do you take that great lesson you have been doing for years and make it adaptable to a virtual/hyrbrid classroom? Do you have some standard or content that you are struggling with how you are going to make it work in a virtual environment? In these session, we are going to take those lessons and transform them into amazing, engaging, creative virtual lessons for you to deliver to your students. We will be choosing topics/lessons from your submissions to transform before your eyes. Lena is the digital learning expert and Laurie is the math expert and together they will make magic happen. 1. Explore strategies that transform traditional lessons into virtual lessons. 2. Engage in rich discussion with other educators while sharing ideas around what works in a virtual environment. 3. Examine digital tools that support math instruction and student engagement in a virtual classroom. 2 different dates, after school sessions 90 minutes each $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/re-imagined-math-instruction-for-the-virtual-classroom-grades-k-5/

Re-Imagined Math Instruction for the Virtual Classroom Grades 6-12 - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Feb 23 to Mar 2 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Virtual

How do you take that great lesson you have been doing for years and make it adaptable to a virtual/hyrbrid classroom? Do you have some standard or content that you are struggling with how you are going to make it work in a virtual environment? In these session, we are going to take those lessons and transform them into amazing, engaging, creative virtual lessons for you to deliver to your students. We will be choosing topics/lessons from your submissions to transform before your eyes. Lena is the digital learning expert and Laurie is the math expert and together they will make magic happen. 1. Explore strategies that transform traditional lessons into virtual lessons. 2. Engage in rich discussion with other educators while sharing ideas around what works in a virtual environment. 3. Examine digital tools that support math instruction and student engagement in a virtual classroom. 2 different dates, after school sessions 90 minutes each. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/re-imagined-math-instruction-for-the-virtual-classroom-grades-6-12/

Caregiver Connections

Feb 24 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Virtual

One of the main connections needed for meaningful learning is building shared expectations around that learning. For many students, the scaffolds of other students and the environment that helps them understand tasks is not as easy to replicate. In a flexible environment, whether it is in the classroom apart from the teacher in a small group, or working through tasks in a distance learning model, students need strong connection points with tasks and expectations. Families should be encouraged to communicate in the way that is most comfortable to them. This includes sending texts, emails, or voice notes via a family-school communication app. Register here: https://info.betterlesson.com/region-4-february#distance_learning_support_for_region_4_educators

16 Personalities - Why Can't My Staff Just Get Along? - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Feb 25 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual

Participants will discover their own personality type, including strengths and weaknesses and will learn about the 15 other personality types. They will explore how to help staff with conflicting personality types work together to create a more comfortable working environment for everyone. Identify your own personality type Explore strategies to help staff with conflicting personal types work together. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/16-personalities-why-cant-staff-get-along/

What's Working in My Virtual Classroom K-5 - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Mar 3 to Mar 17 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Virtual

In this 3 part series of evening sessions we will hear from a panel of Indiana classroom teachers as they share practical and classroom tested strategies for student engagement, classroom management, and project organization in the digital and hybrid classroom environment. Explore strategies used by K-5 teachers to increase student engagement in digital classrooms Gain "try tomorrow" stragegies for classroom management in digital/hybrid environments Reflect with fellow practitioners on practices to increase organization and management of a digital/hybrid classroom. 1 hour 4:30-5:30PM sessions, 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings, Google Site for Resources and Q&A. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/whats-working-in-my-virtual-classroom-k-5/

Thriving PLCs in any Environment - $125

Mar 15 to Apr 23 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Virtual

Professional learning communities are at the heart of teacher collaboration and both student and adult learning. And, with the beauty of technology, we can collaborate and enhance our team virtually anywhere. Participants will join a cohort of learners for a six-week blended learning series. Collaborate with fellow PLC leaders Determine protocols and norms to maximize meeting time together Anticipate predictable group dynamics and PLC roadblocks. A Canvas course with synchronous and asynchronous components. This will be the equivalent of 6 hours of PL (6 PGPs). Coaching sessions will be part of the synchronous work. $125 Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/thriving-plcs-in-any-environment/

Engaging Reading Strategies in a Virtual Setting - $125

Mar 15 to Apr 23 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Virtual

Looking for ways to create engaging, critical reading sessions in your virtual classroom? This session explores top Visible Learning reading strategies as applied to a virtual learning environment. Engage students with reading and strategies that actually help them pause, think, and make decisions about what they’ve read. Participants will join a cohort of learners for a six-week blended learning series. Identify top reading strategies as determined by Visible Learning Research Engage in virtual tools to use when using top reading strategies Reflect, share, discuss roadblocks and successes with reading in virtual classrooms. A Canvas course with synchronous and asynchronous components. This will be the equivalent of 6 hours of PL (6 PGPs). Coaching sessions will be part of the synchronous work. $125 Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/engaging-reading-strategies-in-a-virtual-setting/

Science Remix for the 6-12 Virtual Environment - $50 Member - $75 Non-Member

Mar 31 to Apr 1 from 8:40 AM to 8:45 AM

Virtual

Participants will learn how to revise current lesson plans to have a greater impact in a virtual environment. Free technology tools and applications will be showcased as professional learning specialists model how to update lesson plans chosen from participant submissions. 1. Explore strategies that transform traditional lessons into virtual lessons. 2. Engage in rich discussion with other educators while sharing ideas around what works in a virtual environment. 3. Examine digital tools that support science instruction and student engagement in a virtual classroom. 2 different dates, after school sessions 90 minutes each. $50 Member - $75 Non-Member Register here: https://keepindianalearning.org/events/science-remix-6-12-virtual-environment/