Professional Development Spring 2020 Course Book

Credit Information for Classes
For more information on courses and registration, please call or email the
CCSD Professional Development Office 
pdsecretary@ccsd1schools.net
(307) 687-1666 

Staff Information

District Position *

**Please read the following as the registration process has changed.**

 
The class registration is now located underneath each class description. When a class is full, register using the waiting list. If there is a cancellation, those on the waiting list will be moved into the class in the order they registered. We will notify you if you have been moved into the class. 
 
**Tenured teachers: You may take up to two full-credit (CCSD/UW) classes per semester.**
 
**Non-tenured teachers: Until induction requirements have been met, you may take one full-credit (CCSD/UW) class per semester in addition to one new hire induction class.**
 
**New Hires: Teachers hired this school year may take one full-credit (CCSD/UW) class per semester in addition to completing the Essentials for Teaching and Learning class.**
 

Attendance and Participation Requirements:

  • Attendance for the first class is a requirement. Exceptions may be permitted for medical or significant school-related issues.
  • Prior instructor approval for any absence is mandatory.
  • If you do not successfully complete a full-credit course due to absences or missing coursework, you will not be permitted to take any full-credit classes the following semester.
  • Full-credit courses may only be taken once for credit.

Full Credit Classes

NEW- Response to Behavior
 
Thursdays- 4:30-6:30 PM
                
March 26
April 9 & 16
May 7 & 14
 
1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit 
Instructor(s): Melissa Powell & Cheline Rowland
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
Discover how to share your calm instead of joining the chaos. This class will cover scenarios of student behavior and possible responses from staff through discussion and role-play.
This class is a course option within the Induction Program.
 25 Maximum Class Size
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NEW- Response to Behavior 🛈
(0 remaining)
NEW- Waiting List - Response to Behavior 🛈
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Comprehension Strategies
 
Tuesdays - 4:15 - 7:15
 
January 28
February 4, 11, 18, & 25
 
2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits  
Instructor(s): Stacey Dickson and Amber Parsons
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
The focus of this course will be on comprehension strategies for elementary teachers. Topics include comprehension instruction, assessing comprehension, utilizing formal and informal assessment, learning strategies to teaching, and motivating reluctant readers.
 
This class is a course option within the Induction Program! 
 25 Maximum Class Size
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Comprehension Strategies   
 
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(5 remaining)
Waiting List - Comprehension Strategies
 
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Executive Functioning in the Classroom
 
Wednesdays - 4:15 - 7:15 PM
 
January 15, 22, 29
February 5 and 12
 
1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit
Instructor(s):  Shauna Anderson

Lakeway Learning Center

Executive function (EF) skills are used by every person, every day. These skills enable people to plan, focus attention, remember and carry out instructions, juggle multiple tasks successfully, regulate behavior, and delay immediate demands in favor of long-term goals. People with disabilities may have challenges with executive function skills. 

This series will show:

  • how everyone uses EF skills every day to plan and then execute those plans
  • Define EF and go into specifics about the various executive functions and how they manifest
  • Talk about who can be impacted by EF and what we can expect at different ages
  • Give information about assessing executive function and what to do what that information

25 Maximum Class Size

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Executive Functioning in the Classroom 
 
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(1 remaining)
Waiting List - Executive Functioning in the Classroom 🛈
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iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe! - CANCELED

Thursdays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

 

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits
Instructor(s): Cathy McGeowan & TBA

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab  

 
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iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe!
 
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Waiting List - iDiscoveries ii: iGNiTe! 🛈
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Integrate Like a Boss!

Tuesdays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28

1 UW credits ($50) or 1 CCSD credit 
Instructor(s): Courtney Prosenick, Megan Diede, and Kara Rigsby

Lakeway Learning Center 

This course will focus on integration across multiple content areas, with a focus on Science and Literacy using the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and CCSS (Common Core State Standards). It will focus on the idea of using integration to effectively teach multiple standards in multiple content areas. As educators, the overwhelming amount of what we have to teach is daunting. Giving teachers strategies and tools to effectively teach multiple standards through a lesson or unit should be a high priority and is the goal of this class.

25 Maximum Class Size
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Integrate Like a Boss! 🛈
(12 remaining)
Waiting List - Integrate Like a Boss! 🛈
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Intro to ABA and Data-Based Instruction

Mondays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 2, 9, 23, 30 and April 6

1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit 
Instructor: Dr. Kristina Leslie 

Lakeway Learning Center 

Review, practice, and apply the foundational concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). An overview of some common preventive and reactive strategies as well as the "how to's" of replacement behavior identification. A review of data collection methodologies for reduction and acquisition behaviors and how to determine which method will be most appropriate for the behavior being measured. Lastly, a review of writing objective, measurable goals, and coordinating these goals with appropriate data collection to inform classroom decision-making. This is intended to be an interactive training and will require active participation from those in attendance.  This class is Induction Program approved for SPED Teachers.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Into to ABA and Data-Based Instruction 🛈
(13 remaining)
Waiting List - Intro to ABA and Data-Based Instruction 🛈
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Response to Behavior
 
Thursdays- 4:30-6:30 PM
                
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, & 20
 
1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit 
Instructor(s): Melissa Powell & Cheline Rowland
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
Discover how to share your calm instead of joining the chaos. This class will cover scenarios of student behavior and possible responses from staff through discussion and role-play.
This class is a course option within the Induction Program.
 25 Maximum Class Size
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Response to Behavior 🛈
(0 remaining)
Waiting List - Response to Behavior 🛈
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Signing Exact English 1 and 2  - CANCELED

Mondays - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

January 27
February 3, 10, 24
March 2, 9, 23, 30                                                                                                                                                                                             
April 6 & 13

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits         
Instructor(s):  Traci Larson  & Romelle Hoon       

Pronghorn Library Classroom

Beginner: You will learn the alphabet, calendar, and colors along with the first portion of the SEE beginning curriculum.

Intermediate: Must have taken Signing Exact English: Beginner within the last 2 years.

This course will teach you sign vocabulary that you can use with students who are hearing impaired or nonverbal. You will learn 800+ vocabulary words, visual features, and basic deaf culture.

30 Maximum Class Size

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Signing Exact English 1 and 2    
 
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(21 remaining)
Waiting List - Signing Exact English 1 and 2
 
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Transforming the Classroom with Project-Based Learning and Differentiation - CANCELED
 
Face-to-Face & Online Delivery
 
Wednesdays - 4:15- 7:15
February 19 and 26
March 11
April 1 and 15

2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits 
Instructor: Darcy Gillaspy

Lakeway Learning Center / Online

Throughout this class, participants will engage in an interactive, flipped class structure in which they will learn how to design Project-Based instructional units of study. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals. This class is designed to familiarize participants with the principles of Project-Based Learning (PBL), how differentiation is supported through PBL, and strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. As a culminating activity, participants will have developed a PBL lesson/unit of study for use in their own teaching.

25 Maximum Class Size
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Transforming the Classroom with Project-Based Learning and Differentiation 🛈
(15 remaining)
Waiting List - Transforming the Classroom with Project-Based Learning and Differentiation 🛈
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Action Labs

3 Chicks, Wheels, & Flat Cathy went to ISTE

Thursday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 12

Sam Burr, Stacey Dickson, Tracy Ennis, & Darcy Gillaspy

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

We will share knowledge we gained while attending the 2019 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. You will learn new tips and tricks to take back to your classroom and use right away.

This action lab meets the following ISTE Standards: ISTE*T 1 Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity, ISTE*T 2 Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments, ISTE*T 3 Model Digital Age Work and Learning, ISTE*T 4 Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility, ISTE*T 5 Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

25 Maximum Class Size

 
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3 Chicks, Wheels & Flat Cathy went to ISTE 🛈
(16 remaining)
Waiting List - 3 Chicks, Wheels & Flat Cathy went to ISTE 🛈
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Boardmaker Online Tutorial- CANCELED

Monday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

February 24

Instructor - Laura Buckingham

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

For those using Boardmaker Online:  this action lab will go through basics including using templates, creating activities, sharing with students, and accessing student activities on student iPads.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Boardmaker Online Tutorial 🛈
(20 remaining)
Waiting List - Boardmaker Online Tutorial 🛈
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Innovations Refresh!

Jan. 23 

Lakeway Learning Center

3 hours (1 Action Lab)

Cathy McGeowan &

Awesome Instructors throughout CCSD

Did you hear about amazing sessions offered by CCSD educators during the recent Innovations Conference? This action lab offers you another opportunity to choose between nine of these sessions. Join us as we refresh some of the best parts of the Innovations Conference.

30 Maximum Class Size

 
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Innovations Refresh! 🛈
(12 remaining)
Waiting List - Innovations Refresh! 🛈
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Come Join our Math GYMM- CANCELED

Monday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

January 27

Instructors - Stacey Dickson, Mary Rose, Melinda Leastman, Michele Sturdevant and Megan Petersen

Lakeway Learning Center - Willow Room

Come join our Math GYMM where you will get your materials made, join math workouts, and exercise your math knowledge. Throughout this course, we will engage in collaborative conversations focused on modifying instructional tasks to meet the needs of ALL students. You will walk away with activities to use in your classroom the next day. This course is for teachers who have completed AVMR Course 1 or Course 2.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Come Join our Math GYMM
 
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(16 remaining)
Waiting List - Come Join our Math GYMM
 
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Differentiation through Technology Tools

Monday- 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

February 3

Instructor(s): Laura Buckingham

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

This action lab will be a quick review of different strategies to provide differentiation through assistive technology. 

25 Maximum Class Size

 
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Differentiation through Technology Tools 🛈
(15 remaining)
Waiting List - Differentiation through Technology Tools 🛈
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Lucy, you got some explaining to do: Teaching Narrative Writing with Lucy Calkins Writing Units in a light, easy, and fun way.

Mondays- 4:15 PM - 5:45PM

March 2 AND March 9

Instructors - Melanie Ketterling and Ashley Eischeid

Paintbrush Elementary

We will look at the Lucy Calkins Narrative Writing Uniti to get to the essential writing skills and research based instruction, but make the lessons more user friendly for busy teachers. We will use the Jen Jones “Hello, Literacy” lesson plans to make the rigorous lessons in the writing unit less time consuming, yet still produce effective writing instruction and high-quality student work.

25 Maximum Class Size

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Lucy, you got some explaining to do: Teaching Narrative Writing
 
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(7 remaining)
Waiting List - Lucy, you got some explaining to do: Teaching Narrative Writing 🛈
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Talking with Technology

Tuesday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

March 3

Instructors - Mary Rigdon and Laura Buckingham

Lakeway Learning Center: Apple Lab

Many students in the district use forms of nonverbal language for communication. This class will help teachers and paras become better communication partners/facilitators. Discover how to program a variety of Speech Generating Devices for access, as well as how to model using the programs to promote language development.

25 Maximum Class Size

 
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Talking with Technology
 
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(14 remaining)
Waiting List - Talking with Technology 🛈
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TechnoGanza #14

Thursday - 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

April 2

Instructor: Cathy McGeowan & TBA

Lakeway Learning Center - Apple Lab

Join us for some speed-geeking. A fast-paced, choice driven, FuN! format where you can choose to learn more about some our favorite pieces of technology!

Wait! How will this work?

*Speed-geeking is a great way to quickly view a number of presentations and demos in a short while. At our 12th TechnoGanza, presenters will pick one of their favorite techie tools* and provide a short, focused, hands-on presentation.

*NO peeking! Sorry, you will not know the tools that will be presented until you arrive!  However, be assured, we are scheming up all kinds of great ideas that will represent a variety of grades and subject matter and of course, are engaging! Each session explores tools never presented at a previous TechnoGanza.

36 Maximum Class Size

 
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TechnoGanza #14 🛈
(22 remaining)
Waiting List - TechnoGanza #14 🛈
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CCSD Micro-Badging Classes

Join us for professional development offerings with micro-badging.  Badges support and honor creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, and also spark curiosity in continued professional development.

View this slideshow to learn more about this new opportunity: CCSD Micro-Badging

  • Micro-badges will be offered in 1.5 contact hour increments  
  • Two micro-badging classes will equal one action lab credit
  • Classes may be offered online, face-to-face, or hybrid
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Docs Launch!

Class opens January 13
Ends May 4

Instructor: Amber Parsons

Online

Learn how Google Docs provides users with the ability to create, edit, and collaborate with others live on the web. Write reports, create joint project proposals, keep track of meeting notes, and more.  Additionally, the Google Docs badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Docs app.

  • Classes will be self-paced with all classes available on January 13.
  • Classwork must be completed on or before May 4.

 

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Docs Launch! 🛈
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Drawings Launch!

Class opens January 13
Ends May 4

Instructor: Darcy Gillaspy

Online

Learn about Google Drawings basic digital design functions such as editing and cropping images.  Create visuals on the ultimate blank canvas. You will learn about the most commonly used tools and uses for Google Drawings.  Additionally, the Google Drawings badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Drawings app.

  • Classes will be self-paced with all classes available on January 13.
  • Classwork must be completed on or before May 4.

 

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Drawings Launch! 🛈
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Sheets Launch!

Class opens January 13
Ends May 4

Instructor: Stacey Dickson

Online

Learn how Google Sheets allows you to organize, edit, and analyze different types of information using spreadsheets.  Additionally, the Google Sheets badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Sheets app.

  • Classes will be self-paced with all classes available on January 13.
  • Classwork must be completed on or before May 4.
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Sheets Launch! 🛈
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Slides Launch!

Class opens January 13
Ends May 4

Instructor: Cathy McGeowan

Online

Learn Google Slides basics such as creating, importing, editing, sharing, and collaborating on presentations.  Additionally, the Google Slides badge will require the creation of an artifact demonstrating competency and implementation of the Slides app.

  • Classes will be self-paced with all classes available on January 13.
  • Classwork must be completed on or before May 4.

 

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Slides Launch! 🛈
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Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control Basic Course

Wednesday, 4:15-5:45

Your choice of three dates:

January 29, March 25, or April 22

Instructor: Julie Lang, RN

Conference Room at the Kid Clinic Building

The Bleeding Control Basic Course is designed for individuals who have little or no medical training but may be called upon as immediate responders to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control to a victim of traumatic injury prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS).  The course materials are provided by The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in an effort to save lives by teaching civilians how to provide initial care to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.

15 Maximum Class Size

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APP SMASHING

Tuesday - 4:15-5:45 PM

March 10

Instructors: Chelsey Eckhardt and Kayla Newman

Lakeway Learning Center

This course will have participants discover new apps and resources that will bring innovation to the classroom.  App Smashing is a term created by Greg Kulowiec from Ed Tech Teacher. It is the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project.  In this course, teachers will investigate apps use of resources to support instructional strategies that address the multiple learning styles of all students. Teachers will begin creating a lesson plan to take back to your classroom.

25 Maximum Class Size

 
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APP SMASHING 🛈
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Children's Literature Update

Tuesday - 4:15-5:45 PM

April 14

Instructors: Becky Theis and Heidi DeStefano

Lakeview Elementary: Room B115

The class features current trends in children’s literature, as well as ideas for connecting/engaging students and books.  Understand how children’s illustrations work to enhance text and increase your understanding of multicultural literature and its importance in classrooms.  Update your knowledge about using children’s literature for instruction!

25 Maximum Class Size

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Children's Literature Update
 
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(16 remaining)
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Using Magnetic Letters Effectively

Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:45

March 24

Instructor: Becky Theis & Heidi DeStefano

Lakeview Elementary: Room B115

This active learning workshop provides hands-on experience in using soft magnetic letters to support early readers. Letter sorts develop automaticity in letter recognition and concrete presentation for making and breaking words help systematize student word attack approaches. Techniques are research-based and presented by instructors experienced in Reading Recovery, Leveled Literacy Instruction, and Jan Richardson’s work.

It is ideal for preK-3rd grade classroom teachers, interventionists and student aides. Participants will understand how to purchase, manage, and use magnetic letters for their specific student or group of students.

This course also provides research supporting the use of these manipulatives and has been presented at the 2019 Learning Disabilities Summit at Gillette College and at the 2019 STEAM Conference in Laramie, Wyoming.

25 Maximum Class Size

 
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Using Magnetic Letters Effectively 🛈
(17 remaining)
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QPR Classes

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
 

January 23:      4:15-5:15pm      1 hour

February 3:      4:15-7:15pm      3 hours

March 2:           4:15-5:15pm      1 hour

April 6:             4:15-7:15pm      3 hours

May 4:              4:15-7:15pm      3 hours
 

Instructor - Jessica Diaz

Kid Clinic Building
 
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Course content also includes CCSD suicide prevention policy and recommendations for educators 

This course meets the requirements for three hours of suicide prevention training required under the Jason Flatt Act. 
 
*The new four year Jason Flatt Act required eight-hour cycle begins this year.  Therefore, you can use this course to meet some of those required hours even if you have already completed the QPR course in the past.
 
**Please note Certified Staff will not receive Action Lab credit until they complete their 8 hours, then they will receive 3 Action Lab Credits*
 
A minimum of 4 participants must be signed up to avoid cancellation.
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