To sign up for upcoming Peak to Peak Professional Development Day breakout sessions, please read the workshop descriptions below and complete the registration form that follows.
Breakout Sessions for May 10th are as follows:
Academic Updates & Ongoing Communication with Families
Is your inbox overflowing with emails from families wondering about their child's behavior or academics? Do you often get questions about upcoming events that you already answered? We'd love to share our recommendations for streamlining communication with families at the elementary level! This workshop will consist of three components: a demonstration of current communication used in lower elementary, brainstorming how to best communicate with families at your grade level, and a share-shop of communication practices currently used in the elementary school. Be prepared with at least one idea to share - visual examples welcomed!
Google Apps and DropBox
It's the 21st century and everyone can use the cloud! Come discover what Dropbox and Google Drive are and how they could change the way you work. Save all of your files from multiple computers into one linked folder. Create shared folders for easier teacher collaboration. Dropbox and Google Drive are free and allow you to use the file formats you prefer. Sign up for this thrilling combo workshop today and receive two amazing workshops for the same low price: free!
Using ExamView to save time when it comes to writing tests!
This professional development is for teachers who would like to learn about the ExamView software Peak to Peak has bought the license for. This software is very useful for all grade levels and subjects. It has questions already written linked to standards for all three levels of questioning. ExamView makes using the clickers with testing very easy and has functions that make cheating difficult. If you feel like at times you are spending too much time rewriting tests year after year, ExamView can help you organize, update, and streamline your test writing process. DO NOT EVER GRADE LEVEL ONE QUESTIONS BY HAND AGAIN!
Using Sibelius in the Music Classroom
Sibelius music software is a powerful tool for music composition, arranging, education, and recording. This workshop will highlight features of Sibelius that will appeal to K-12 performing arts teachers, as well as anyone who has a passion for music composition. Explore ways to input music, arrange music, burn CD’s, save as WAV files, and create worksheets.
Math Games and Share-Shop
Let's get a jump start and take a look at the games and centers that enVision has to offfer. Be a kid again and play a few games. You will also have a take-away from Dinah Zike's Big Book of Math Elementary K-6 (foldables). Bring something to share for the good of the group!
Formative assessments are always used in the classroom. Come, share, and learn some other ways that these tools can be used as a benefit for you and your student.
Are you receiving an iPad cart next school year and are you looking for implementation ideas? Are you interested in incorporating iPad technology and activities into your instructional practices? Come to this workshop to learn how other teachers have included iPad technology in their classrooms. Hear about new applications emerging on the market and uses for expanding learning opportunities. Bring your own ideas and experiences to share with the group!
Do you want to start a fitness program but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will give you the tools necessary to set fitness goals and achieve them. A daily workout program will reduce your stress and allow you to feel rejuvenated and ready to teach each and every day. Come on down to the North Gym weight room with some workout clothes and be ready to sweat!
Wellness & Balance; K-12