Professional Development Spring 2021 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

20/20 Tech Tools: Visions for the Changing Classroom
 
Face-to Face
Time:  4:15-7:15 PM
                
DATES:
January 21, 28
February 11, 18
March 4
 
2 UW credit ($100) or 2 CCSD credits 
Instructor(s): Cathy McGeowan and Stacey Dickson
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 

Our classrooms are changing, resulting in shifts in our practice and content delivery.  This class will explore the use of various tech tools to create powerful learning experiences which are supported by the ITSE standards.

Come join us as we collaborate, communicate and reflect on various tech tools while developing a vision of effectively driving digital age learning. 

This class is applicable to all student and teacher devices (Chromebooks, Macbooks and iPads). Access to a classroom is required.

This class is a course option within the Induction Program.
 25 Maximum Class Size
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20/20 Tech Tools: Visions for the Changing Classroom 🛈
(0 remaining)
Waiting List - 20/20 Tech Tools: Visions for the Changing Classroom 🛈
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Classroom Management For Substitutes New!
 
Face-to-Face

Time: 4:15-7:15 

DATES: 
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3
 
1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit 
Instructor(s): Sam Burr and Darcy Gillaspy
 

Substitutes play an integral role within Campbell County School District!  We have developed this class to explore and support you with classroom management strategies that could help.  We will also be discussing and working on collaborative problem solving.

25 Maximum Class Size 
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 Classroom Management  For Substitutes
 
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(2 remaining)
Waiting List - Classroom Management for Substitutes 🛈
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Comprehension Strategies
 
Face-to-Face
4:15-7:15
 
DATES:
April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27
May 4 
 
2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits 
Instructor(s): Sam Burr and Darcy Gillaspy
 
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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G Suite for Education (CCSD Employees only)
 
Mandatory Face-to-Face - 3/23 from 4:15-6:00 PM
Online through 4/26
 
1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit 
Instructor(s): Cathy McGeowan and Stacey Dickson
 

G Suite for Education is a free suite of tools that enables users to create, edit, share, and collaborate, anytime, anywhere.  This online course will introduce educators and support staff to the G Suite for Education apps. There will be two learning paths so that each participant can choose which Google Apps they prefer to focus on.  

This course will have a mandatory 2 hour course introduction on Tuesday, March 23 at 4:15. The remainder of our class time will be entirely online with weekly requirements/deadlines throughout. You will work at your own pace, but classwork must be completed by the weekly due date.

  **THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE.  WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE,  HOWEVER, CLASSWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF EACH WEEK.**

Beginners to intermediate users

This class is a course option within the Induction Program.

30 Maximum Class Size

 

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G Suite for Education - (CCSD Employees Only) 🛈
(0 remaining)
Waiting List - G Suite for Education - (CCSD Staff Only)  🛈
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Reaching the Exceptional Learner in A Variety of Educational Settings

Face to Face

Time: 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM

DATES:
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3

1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit        
Instructor(s):  Brooke Kilian     

Lakeway Learning Center

This class will provide a brief overview of the areas of special education eligibility, resources, tools, and interventions to support special education students in a variety of settings. In addition, attendees will learn about data collection, informal assessments, the special education referral process and the special education eligibility process. This class will benefit both special education and general education teachers.

This class is a course option within the Induction Program.

30 Maximum Class Size

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Reaching the Exceptional Learner in A Variety of Educational Settings
 
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(10 remaining)
Waiting List - Reaching the Exceptional Learner in A Variety of Educational Settings
 
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Step Up to Writing (for Secondary, grades 7-12)
 
Face-to Face
Time: 4:15-6:15 PM
 
DATES:
January 20, 27
February 3, 17, 24
 
1 UW credit ($50) or 1 CCSD credit
Instructor(s): Liisaan Maki, Alice King, and Donna Hieb
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 

Step Up to Writing will allow teachers to improve the writing skills of all students - regardless of ability level - with multisensory, classroom-proven teaching strategies and student writing activities.  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

-teach your students to write clear, organized paragraphs, reports, and essays

- Raise overall writing assessment scores

- Enable your student to complete assignments

- Prepare your student for real-world writing

Although this course will be focused on grades 7-12, all teachers will be able to take away strategies from this class to implement immediately in classrooms.

 

This class is a course option within the Induction Program.

 
 30 Maximum Class Size
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Step Up to Writing (for Secondary, grades 7-12)
 
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(21 remaining)
Waiting List: Step Up to Writing (for Secondary, grades 7-12)
 
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The Art of Crafting Writing Instruction  New!

 
Face-to-Face
Time: 4:15-7:15 PM
 
January 18
February 1, 16
March 2, 22
 
2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits
Instructor(s): Sam Burr
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
Writing is multidimensional and so is the art of crafting quality writing instruction. In this course you will learn how to utilize Step-Up to Writing, Lucy Calkins, and the 6-Traits of Writing curricular resources to design writing instruction for each mode of writing (Informational, Opinion/Argumentative, and Narrative). Participants will define characteristics of quality writing, curate instructional tools, select mentor text, develop mentor writing examples, and learn instructional writing strategies to use with students. This course will give participants immediate tools, lessons, and instructional practices to use. There will be face-to-face learning coupled with direct application to your classroom throughout the duration of this course.  Join me for a fast paced course that will ignite your passion for teaching writing.

 

This class is a course option within the Induction Program.

 
25 Maximum Class Size
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The Art of Crafting Writing Instruction  🛈
(1 remaining)
Waiting List - The Art of Crafting Writing Instruction  🛈
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This is Balanced Literacy Grades K-6  New!

 
Hybrid
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
 
F2F @ Lakeway Learning Center:
January 25 
 
ZOOM:
February 8, 22 
March 8, 22
April 12, 26
May 10
 
2 UW credits ($100) or 2 CCSD credits
Instructor(s):
Kathy Reynolds
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 
This course will focus on the book "This is Balanced LIteracy Grade K-6" by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Grey, and Nancy Akhavan. The following will be topics within this course:
- Defining Balanced Literacy
- Whole Class Reading & Writing Instruction
- Collaboartive Reading and Writing
- Small group Reading and Writing Instruction
- Independent Reading and Writing
- Assessment and Intervention in the Balanced Literacy Classroom
 
REQUIRED TEXT:
This is Balanced Literacy Grades K-6 by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Grey, and Nancy Akhavan.There are two copies of this book in each building that you will need to borrow in order to enroll in the class. The curriculum office will not be providing the books. Thank you
 
 
25 Maximum Class Size
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This is Balanced Literacy Grades K-6  🛈
(14 remaining)
Waiting List - This is Balanced Literacy Grades K-6 🛈

Action Labs

NEW- Digital Writing Tools

Face-to Face
Time: 4:15-7:15 PM 
                
February 2
 
Instructor(s): Sam Burr
 
Lakeway Learning Center
 

Explore a multitude of digital writing tools to help you engage and excel student writing. In this action lab, you will learn about digital writing tools that will not only grab your students attention but assist you instructionally. Make the most of the digital tools at you and your students' fingertips and embrace the digital writing landscape in this fast paced hands on action lab.

 
25 Maximum Class Size
 
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NEW- Digital Writing Tools 🛈
(6 remaining)
Waiting List - Digital Writing Tools 🛈
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Schoology-Ganza

Face-to Face
Time: 4:15-7:15 PM 
                
January 19
 
Instructor(s): PD Department & TBA
 
LLC- Apple Lab
 

Imagine the best of a TechnoGanza mixed with Schoology topics! Join us for some speed-geeking. A fast-paced, choice driven, FuN! format where you can choose to learn more about some popular Schoology topics.

*Speed-geeking is a  great way to quickly view a number of presentations and demos in a short while. At our Schoology-Ganza, presenters will present both beginner and intermediate topics and provide a short, focused hands-on presentation.

 
 30 Maximum Class Size
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Schoology-Ganza
 
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(6 remaining)
Waiting List - Schoology-Ganza 🛈
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Talking Your Way New

Face-to Face
Time: 4:15-7:15 PM 
                
February 2
 
Instructor(s): Mary Rigdon
 
LLC- Apple Lab 
 
Learn to speak the language of children using Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  We will discuss the importance of modeling language, explore communication devices, practice programming, and develop ideas for use in the classroom and at home.
 
 25 Maximum Class Size
 
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NEW-Talking Your Way New
 
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(12 remaining)
Waiting List - Talking Your Way 🛈
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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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Assistive Technology: Open Lab

Face to Face
Time : 4:15-5:45

DATE:
February 17

LLC-Apple Lab

Instructor: Laura Buckingham

This is an open lab/house time to explore assistive technology tools and softwares available in the district.  Stop in and explore the possibilities for students.

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Assistive Technology: Open Lab 🛈
(17 remaining)
Waiting List Assistive Technology: Open Lab 🛈
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Boardmaker Online Tutorial

Face to Face
Time : 4:15-5:45

DATE:
January 27

LLC-Apple Lab

Instructor: Laura Buckingham

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.

 

Maximum class size: 25

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Boardmaker Online Tutorial 🛈
(17 remaining)
Waiting List Boardmaker Online Tutorial 🛈

QPR - Suicide Prevention

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

February 4       4:15-7:15PM

March 4       4:15-7:15PM

April 8     4:15-7:15PM

May 6      4:15-7:15PM

 

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 suicide prevention training required under the Jason Flatt Act.

 
 
**Please note Certified Staff will not receive Action Lab credit until they complete their 8 hours, then they will receive 3 Action Lab Credits*
 
**The Jason Flatt Act requires eight-hours every four years.  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.
 
A minimum of 4 participants must be signed up to avoid cancellation.

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