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The purpose of the Moraga School District (MSD) University is to offer Moraga School District staff unique opportunities to participate in professional development classes. 

Teachers who attend after school voluntary professional development opportunities will be paid their hourly rate of $28.62/hr (per MTA contract).  The District will pay course fees for Saturday courses, however teachers will not be paid their hourly rate for attendance on Saturdays.

Classified staff will be paid their hourly rate (per CSEA's contract).

If you are interested in presenting professional development classes, click here.


Staff who complete three MSD University courses this year will receive this MSD University sweatshirt.

Spring 2017 MSD U Courses

Help Me Find the Teaching Point

Would you like to fit your Reading Workshop mini-lesson on just a large post-it?  Bring one of your Reading Units of Study books and work with others to tease out the essential skill/strategy for your mini-lessons.  If you can, bring a grade level friend and divide up the work.  I'll help you narrow your focus and provide the large sticky notes

 

Who:  K-5 Teachers

When: March 2, March 8, and March 27, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:   CP, Rm. 7

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

Register here

 

K-2 Guided Reading (Target levels C-J)

Bring a few F & P books from your book room that you might use for guided reading.  Blank lesson plans will be provided.  You will have time to plan lessons with colleagues.  At the end of the hour, all finished plans will be copied and shared and then placed in book baggies in the book room at your site.

 

Who:  K-2 Teachers

When: March 15 and April 12, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:   CP, Rm. 7

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

Register here

Easy Online Student Publishing

Did you miss this session at our last staff development day? Want a do-over? Come explore easy digital iPad apps (for K-3) and web tools (4th-8th grade) for publishing student work, including Shadow Puppet, Chatterpix, Adobe Spark and Vocaroo. (Bring your Chromebook or iPad and earbuds.).

 

Who:  K-8 Teachers

When: March 22, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:    LP Computer Lab

Presenter:  Adrienne DeWolfe

Register here

 

Co-Teaching 101

Participants will learn the basics of co-teaching and the different models that are available for instruction.  They will also learn the key elements needed for successful co-teaching.

 

Who:  TK-8 Teachers

When: March 29, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:   JM, Rm. 5

Presenter:  Radha Richmond, Ed.S., Contra Costa SELPA Program Specialist

Register Here

Synthesizing

Having a hard time getting students to move from summary to synthesis?  Come learn some stems to use for providing oral and/or written support when synthesizing.

Who:  3-5 Teachers

When: April 13, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:   CP, Rm. B

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

Register here

K-2 Shared Reading

Know you need to do more shared reading but short on planning time?  Bring your current uos book and 2-4 possible poems, or books, and maybe a colleague or two and we'll plan!  I will bring copies of some of my favorite K-2 poems and songs to share too.

 

Who:  K-2 Teachers

When: April 18, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:   CP, Rm. B

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

Register here

Co-Teaching 102

Participants will discuss in further detail the art of co-teaching and the different models that are available for instruction.  They will also review the key elements needed for successful co-teaching.

 

Who:  TK-8 Teachers

When: April 19, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:   JM, Rm. 5

Presenter:  Radha Richmond, Ed.S., Contra Costa SELPA Program Specialist

Register Here

The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo - Overview

Learn numerous reading strategies from fluency to literary analysis - all in Serravallo's book.  All participants in this class will receive a copy of the book.  Please bring your Readers' Workshop toolkit.
 

Who:  TK-5 Teachers

When: April 20, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:    CP Rm. B

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

Register here by April 14

QR Codes for Open House and More

Learn to use QR codes to showcase student work, share book reviews and engage students in scavenge hunts.  The possibilities are endless!
 

Who:  TK-8 Teachers

When: April 26, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:   Rheem Computer Lab

Presenter:  Adrienne DeWolffe

Register here

Overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Come and get a overview of the NGSS content shifts at the K-5 level.  You will walk away with an overview of what the NGSS look like as well as some great resources! 
 

Who:  K-5 Teachers

When: April 27, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Where:    CP Rm. 8

Presenter:  Hilary Dito, STEAM Coordinator, CCCOE

Register here 

Student and Classroom Websites

Come and learn the NEW and easy google sites for creating a web site.  Have students easily create a web site to share their learning or start your classroom website for next year! 
 

Who:  Geared to TK-8 for teacher made sites or 3-8 for student made sites.

When: May 11, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:    CP computer Lab

Presenter:  Adrienne DeWolffe

Register here

Classes available at Contra Costa County Office of Education

 

LGBTQ Inclusive Classrooms Training, Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

Distinguished Speaker Series:  Introduction to the CA History-Social Science Framework, Offered on two dates:  April 13, 2017 AND April 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Distinguished Speaker Series:  Using Science Notebooks to Elicit Scientific Thinking, May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

 

To register for classes listed above:

1.  Please click on the link above to register for a course with CCCOE

2.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form and submit to the district office. 

3.  Click HERE to confirm attendance with MSD.

4.  Complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form   and submit to your site principal.

Special Note* * The District will pay the registration fees for these courses, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

Distinguished Speaker Series:  Saint Mary's College

Anthony Muhammad - Overcoming the Achievement Gap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change” , March 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Belinda Karge - “Strategies to Engage ALL students in Common Core” , April 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Saint Mary s Logo

 

Action Research Conference, May 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

To register for classes listed above:

1.  Click on the link above to register for a course with CCCOE

2.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form and submit to the district office. 

3.  Click HERE to confirm attendance with MSD.

4.  Complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form  and submit to your site principal.

Special Note* * The District will pay the registration fees for these courses, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

 

2016 - 2017 Prior MSD University Courses

 

September 27, 2016 (Tuesday)

CCC NGSS Institute Focus on grades K-2

Explore the Next Generation Science Standards through the lenses of Phenomena, Crosscutting Concepts, and Engineering. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the NGSS and the impact for student learning. After diving deep into the NGSS, participants will receive tools and time to plan a scope and sequence of NGSS learning for their grade level.  This day will focus on instruction for the K-2 grade bands. Participants will engage in the NGSS shifts, receive lessons and resources specific to the grade span, and engage in tools to develop NGSS-aligned classroom instruction.

 

Who: K-2 Teachers

 

When: September 27, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.NGSS

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Materials and lunch will be provided.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

September 28, 2016 (Wednesday)

CCC NGSS Institute Focus on grades 3-5

Explore the Next Generation Science Standards through the lenses of Phenomena, Crosscutting Concepts, and Engineering. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the NGSS and the impact for student learning. After diving deep into the NGSS, participants will receive tools and time to plan a scope and sequence of NGSS learning for their grade level.  This day will focus on instruction for the 3-5 grade bands. Participants will engage in the NGSS shifts, receive lessons and resources specific to the grade span, and engage in tools to develop NGSS-aligned classroom instruction.

 

Who: 3-5 Teachers

 

When: September 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.NGSS

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Materials and lunch will be provided.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

October 4, 2016 (Tuesday)

CCC NGSS Institute Focus on grades 6-8

Explore the Next Generation Science Standards through the lenses of Phenomena, Crosscutting Concepts, and Engineering. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the NGSS and the impact for student learning. After diving deep into the NGSS, participants will receive tools and time to plan a scope and sequence of NGSS learning for their grade level.  This day will focus on instruction for the 6-8 grade bands. Participants will engage in the NGSS shifts, receive lessons and resources specific to the grade span, and engage in tools to develop NGSS-aligned classroom instruction.

 

Who: 6-8 Science Teachers

 

When: October 4, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523NGSS

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Materials and lunch will be provided.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

October 4, October 26, November 1, December 1

Help Me Find the Teaching Point

Would you like to fit your Reading Workshop mini-lesson on just a large post-it?  Bring one of your Reading Units of Study books and work with others to tease out the essential parts for each mini-lesson.  If you can, bring a grade level friend and divide up the work.  I'll help you narrow your focus and provide large sticky notes.

Who:  K-3 Teachers

When: October 4, October 26, November 1, November 30,  2016,  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Attend any or all of the dates

Where:   CP, Rm. B

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

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October 6, 2016 (Thursday)

Beginning Google Sheets & Forms

Google Sheets (think of it like a cloud-based version of Excel) is a really powerful tool for teachers to stay organized.  Use Sheets and Forms to make assessments easier, schedule parent conferences and track student projects.  Have students use Sheets for collaborative, authentic data collection and rock the Next Generation Science Standards.  Endless possibilities here and no previous experience necessary to learn this essential classroom tool.  Join us!

 

Who:  All Staff

When: October 6, 2015,  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Rheem Elementary School, Computer Lab

Presenter:  Jennifer Johnson

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October 13, 2016 (Thursday)

Shared Reading

Don't wait until you're halfway finished with a Unit of Study before you remember to do Shared Reading Lessons.  Plan them in advance!  Come to this session with one of your units, the Shared Reading book for that unit, and a few other pieces (books, songs, poems) that you have either used in the past or want to use for Shared Reading.  Plan ideas for word solving, fluency, and word study lessons.  Bring a grade level friend and leave with double the plans.

Who:  K-3 Teachers

When: October 13, 2016,  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:   CP, Rm. B

Presenter:  Terryl Miller

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October 14, 2016 (Friday)

Distinguished Speakers Series – Emily Pilloton and Christina Jenkins:
Creativity as a Habit In – and Beyond – the Classroom

 

Unprofessional Development is a call to put creativity at the root of all learning. This full day workshop will engage participants with creative thinking both in and beyond the classroom. The first half of the workshop invites participants to consider why it's often so difficult to start, to practice and to maintain a creative routine. By the end of the morning, participants will have completed a design challenge and will take away a collection of readings full of encouragement and inspiration from artists, chefs, athletes and others who know how difficult it is to do this work. The afternoon will focus on building a toolkit of methods for creative pedagogy. Participants will leave with a personal toolkit of readings, case studies, planning tools and activities that can be used in the classroom immediately.

 

Who: All TK-8 Teachers

 

When: October 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education Briones Room, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Materials and lunch will be provided.  See flyer for event HERE.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

October 19, 2016 (Wednesday)

Dyslexia Series #1 of 3:  What is it?  Understanding Dyslexia 

Part one of a three part series on Dyslexia. 

 

Who:  General Ed and Special Ed teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, & paraprofessionals

 

When:  October 19, 2016, 8:15 am - 2:30 pm

 

Where:  CC SELPA Conference Rm. 

 

Presenter:  Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

 

Registration:  

  

1.  Click  HERE to register for this course with the CCCOE SELPA office.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

 

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

October 22, 2016 (Saturday)

How to Create a Better Classroom Culture 

The secret ingredient to a happy, productive classroom is freedom.  Adding a bit of freedom in the classroom will enable students to develop self-control.  Student self-control is a critically important trait because it enables you to move beyond the traditional obedience-based classroom culture and replace it with one based upon independence and self-determination.  And in this dynamic, fast-paced presentation, Rick Morris will show you how easy it is to accomplish that goal.Saint Mary s Logo

 

Who:  All Staff

 

When:  October 22, 2016

 

Where:  Saint Mary's College - See flyer HERE 

 

Presenter:  Rick Morris

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course with Saint Mary's College.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

November 3, 2016 (Thursday)

Number Talks 2.0

In this one-day workshop we will embark on how to structure and lead productive mathematical discussions. We will emphasize setting mathematical goals for each number talk, learn how to use models to develop student's conceptual understanding, explore how to productively move students toward efficient strategies for problem solving, and provide timely and appropriate feedback to students. Throughout the workshop we will engage and explore open source resources to take our number talks to the next level in student mathematical thinking and engagement.

 

Who: All TK-8 Teachers, 6-8 Math Teachers

 

When: November 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Intentional Talk book and lunch will be provided.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

 

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

November 3, 2016 (Thursday)

Ed1stop - On-Line Resources

Come learn about ed1stop, the County Office of Education portal that we subscribe to so students have access to awesome resources for learning, research and projects.  Also, learn about the new features of My BrainPop to make content interactive and project-based for students.

Who:  All Staff

When: November 3, 2016,  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, Steam Lab

Presenter:  Nick Zefeldt, from the CCCOE

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November 4, 2016 (Friday)

Assistive Technology Series Workshop #1

Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach to high and low incidence assistive technology assessment and implementation can help teams meet students' AT needs. Participants will be prepared to discuss AT in IEP meetings and document on the IEP.

Who:  Teachers, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Administrators

When: November 4, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: CC SELPA Conference Room

Presenter:  Radha Richmond, MA, LEP, EdS & Justine Ellis, Program Specialists - CCSELPA

Registration: 

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

November 10, 2016 (Thursday)

Distinguished Speakers Series – Joe Krajcik: Diving into 3-Dimensional Learning and the Next Generation of Science Standards

How does the Framework for K – 12 Science Education and the Next Generation of Science Standards change science classrooms? How will the NGSS impact the teaching and learning of science? In this workshop, Joe will discuss how the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS have shifted the focus of science classrooms form learning about science content to making sense of phenomena and designing solutions to problem by using disciplinary core ideas, scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts.

 

Who: TK-8 Teachers, 6-8 Science Teachers

 

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When: November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd.,   Pleasant Hill, CA 94523       

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Lunch will be provided.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

 

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

November 10, 2016 (Thursday)

Dyslexia Series #2 of 3:  Assessment & Screening

Part two of a three part series on Dyslexia. 

WhoSite administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

When: November 10, 2016,  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Where: CC SELPA Conference Room

Presenter:  Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

November 17, 2016 (Thursday)

Assistive Technology Series Workshop #2

Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach to high and low incidence assistive technology assessment and implementation can help teams meet students' AT needs. Participants will be prepared to discuss AT in IEP meetings and document on the IEP.   AT for Writing and Reading: Assessment and Tools

WhoTeachers, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Administrators

When: November 17, 2016,  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: CC SELPA Conference Room

Presenter:  Radha Richmond, MA, LEP, EdS & Justine Ellis, Program Specialists - CCSELPA

Registration: 

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course with the CCCOE SELPA office.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

November 21, 2016 (Monday)

What's in a Number:  Exploring Mathematics Conceptually

During this one-day workshop, participants will explore and experience mathematics conceptually, building a deeper understanding of how math works. We will begin our journey in the number system through the understanding of numbers and operations and make connections to algebraic thinking and progressions through the grade levels. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with peers on shifts in teaching and learning through the implementation of the common core state standards.

 

When: November 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education Briones Room, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Lunch will be provided.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

 

 

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

December 3, 2016 (Saturday)

The Power of Free technologies for Enhanced Academic and Professional Achievement 

In looking at tools and resources that are free, we explore much more than favorable pricing. These tools can prompt students to explore new possibilities, and instructors to craft more effective learning activities for their classes. Can we encourage stronger student effort and have fun at the same time? Yes!Saint Mary s Logo

 

Who:  All staff

 

When:  December 3, 2016

 

Where:  Saint Mary's College - See flyer HERE 

 

Presenter:  Rushton Hurley

 

Registration:

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course with Saint Mary's College.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

December 8, 2016 (Thursday)

Green Screen 101

This introductory course will teach you the principles of green screen effects, how to inexpensively and easily set up a portable green screen backdrop.  (Note:  All elementary sites already have a green screen set up), and shoot photos and videos with an iPad.  You will then learn how to manipulate the photos and videos with Do Ink Green Screen, create simple custom slideshows and videos with Shadow Puppet Edu and IMovie.  Please bring an iPad if available, or we will provide one.

Who:  All Staff

When: December 8, 2016  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: Los Perales Elementary School, Computer Lab

Presenter:  Dana Ludwig

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December 19, 2016 (Monday)

Number Talks 2.0

In this one-day workshop we will embark on how to structure and lead productive mathematical discussions. We will emphasize setting mathematical goals for each number talk, learn how to use models to develop students' conceptual understanding, explore how to productively move students toward efficient strategies for problem solving, and provide timely and appropriate feedback to students. Throughout the workshop we will engage and explore open source resources to take our number talks to the next level in student mathematical thinking and engagement.

 

When: December 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                   

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration: 

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Intentional Talk book and lunch will be provided

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

January 4 & January 18, 2017 (Wednesdays)

Making Meaning Through Close Reading of Nonfiction

"The Role of the reader of nonfiction texts is to be active, to challenge the text, and to invite the text to challenge him."  (Beers, Probst).  In this two part workshop, geared for middle school teachers of all content areas, we will explore ways to keep students attention by making reading not only interesting, but relevant.  Come learn more ways to approach the rigor of complex text by showing students how to develop attentive reading skills using Probst and Beers five signpost strategies and by fostering critical thinking through jots and academic conversations.

Who:  6th - 8th grade science, social studies, English, special education teachers and administrators

When: January 4 and January 18, 2017, 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Where: Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, Rm. 18

Presenter:  Dawn Lezak

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January 12, 2017 (Thursday)

Assistive Technology Series Workshop #3

Learn how a multidisciplinary team approach to high and low incidence assistive technology assessment and implementation can help teams meet students' AT needs. Participants will be prepared to discuss AT in IEP meetings and document on the IEP.  Topic: Low Incidence Assistive Technology and AT for Behavior.

WhoTeachers, Speech & Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Administrators

When: January 12, 2017,  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: CC SELPA Conference Room

Presenter:  Radha Richmond, MA, LEP, EdS & Justine Ellis, Program Specialists - CCSELPA

Registration

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course with the CCCOE SELPA office.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

January 21, 2017 (Saturday)

SAVE THE DATE!

Distinguished Speakers Series Dave Burgess Teach Like a Pirate followed by EdCamp Contra Costa

 

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

 

When: January 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration: Cost is FREE

 

For more information and to register online go to: coming soon

 

Who:  All Staff  

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

Dyslexia Series #3 of 3:  Literacy Interventions

Part three of a three part series on Dyslexia. 

WhoSite administrators, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech Pathologists & Paraprofessionals

When: January 25, 2017,  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Where: CC SELPA Conference Room

Presenter:  Kathy Futterman, MA, ET/P - CSUEB Lecturer & Supervisor

Registration: 

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

January 28, 2017 (Saturday)

Rebels with Applause:  Brain Compatible Approaches for Motivating Reluctant Learners 

This lively interactive workshop will provide teachers with dozens of take-away, brain-compatible strategies that will help get their most reluctant learners motivated and involved, without cornering or confrontation. Learn dozens of ways to increase student engagement, participation, motivation and attention.  Leave with a toolbox overflowing with stuff you can use.

 

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Who:  All Staff

 

When:  January 28, 2017

 

Where:  Saint Mary's College - See flyer HERE 

 

Presenter:  Grace Dearborn

 

Registration: 

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course with Saint Mary's College.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.

 

January 30-31, 2017 (Monday - Tuesday)

Solving the Fraction Mystery

Fractions are conceptually difficult for many. Moving beyond pizza and pie models, we will explore the many ways for developing fraction understanding including using concrete manipulatives. Throughout this two-day workshop participants will engage in conceptually meaningful mathematics tasks for all fraction operations. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a foundational understanding of fractions. Our journey through fractions will conclude with connections to ratios and proportional reasoning.

 

When: January 30–31, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Registration: 

 

1.  Click HERE to register for this course.  You will be reimbursed for any registration costs.  Complete a reimbursement form located HERE.  Handouts and lunch will be provided.

 

2.  Click on the Sign Up Genius link below to confirm attendance with MSD.

 

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Special Note:  Please complete a MSD Conference Attendance Form (located HERE) and return to your site principal.

* * The District will pay the registration fees for this course, however participants will not be paid their hourly rate.