Registration is required for each SPLO that you would like to attend. Click on the opportunity name to link to the registration. Registration deadline: May 29, 2019 Check description for location and address
Tuesday, June 4 8:00 - 1:00 CPR You Can Save a Life Instructor: Gayle Eveatt Certification and re-certification training for early detection, Early CPR, early defibrillation, early hospital care, better outcome-choking-basic first aid. Take advantage of this certification offering before your schedule fills with school activity.
A $40 certification fee is due the day of the opportunity. Make checks payable to Gayle Eveatt OR come with the correct change.
SFTBOCES member districts will pay the registration fee for their staff members who register by the May 29 deadline. Participants will earn their certification cards when completing this opportunity.
Come and learn how to embed data collection into your teacher observations. The data you collect during an observation can lead to more effective feedback. We will practice observation techniques and model feedback conversations based on data collected.
College level courses provide so many great strategies on how to become effective teachers, but one area that seems to be overlooked is how to best utilize our number one resources in our classrooms, OUR PARAS. This training will provide insight into the following areas:
What is Special Education?
What areas can students be identified in?
How do paras learn about the students they are supporting?
What are the roles of the para-educators?
What is inclusion and what are some commonly asked questions about inclusive education?
How can your para-educators best support you? What are some things they can be doing in the classroom while you are lecturing, taking attendance, providing whole-group instruction, giving a test, etc.?
How to best communicate with your paras.
What are five ways paras can naturally support students within your classroom?
What is the difference between and accommodation and a modification?
What are general strategies paras can use when working with students in your classroom?
How can para-educators support students' positive behavior?
What supports do your paras need from you?
This training will help you to feel fully prepared when it comes to effectively utilzing the para-educators in your classroom in order to successfully support all students.
Monday, June 10 8:00 - 12:00 Intentional Cultural Diversity Instructor: Curtis Garcia, Regional Specialist for the CDE Effectiveness Unit & ASU Teacher Education Dept. Head
This session will begin to build educators’ capacity to implement culturally responsive practices, as outlined in Quality Standard II, Element B of the State Rubric for Evaluating Colorado Teachers. By the end of the ½ day session, participants will be able to recognize and describe multiple aspects of diversity within their local schools and communities, analyze the role of cultural values and linguistic forms in teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and apply new understandings of diversity, values and linguistic forms toward modification of existing lessons and curricula in order to enhance cultural responsiveness.
This program is considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training. With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety and Security of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program’s proven strategies give human service providers and educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. This is a full 8 hour day of interactive training. Comfortable clothes are recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch to enjoy during a brief lunch break.
SFTBOCES school district professionals interested in building 11th and 12th grade student interns are invited to attend this opportunity. Plans for a semester long internship seminar will be discussed. Skills and talents of school district professionals and community member will be used to prepare students for their internship experience. Essential skill instruction, job shadow experiences, interviews, resume and cover letter writing, mini-career cabs and completion of the internship packet will be included in this seminar. Community members interested in this design are also invited.
Real World Problem Scenario Celebration, Reflection and Implementation! Educators who participated in first Real World Problem Scenario will be celebrated and given the opportunity to reflect on their first Real World Problem Scenario. Business and community partners will be celebrated and welcomed into the Fall 2019 Real World Problem Scenario cohort while enjoying lunch. Educators joining the Real World Problem Scenario cohort will be connected to community partners and trained on best plans for implementation.
Educators must attend this June 11 training to participate in the 2019-20 Real World Problem Scenarios.
Designed for K-5th grade, this workshop demonstrates how to use brain breaks to introduce new topics or to expand and enhance the present curriculum. Come and have some fun, stretch your creative thinking, and put some new and invigorating ideas your teaching toolbox. Participants should wear comfortable clothing as physical movement will be part of the instruction
This workshop focuses on fun, active learning strategies that encourage students to think outside of the box, work in groups/teams, and solve problems in a creative way. The workshop is intended for middle school and high school teachers (in any subject area), counselors, or others that work with teens and young adults. Participants should wear comfortable clothing as physical movement will be part of the instruction
Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday, June 13 8:00 - 4:00 O.G. Math
Principals determine participation due to limited seating.
Wednesday, June 12 8:00 - 4:00 Google Opportunity Instructor: Natalie Brown, Jenn Pointon and Amanda Efird
Explore the core areas of Google Suite to increase professional learning and leadership: efficiently in the classroom; and student learning and creativity. We’ll explore several tools that Google has to offer, all of which are taught within the context of meaningful use with students and teachers. This training will focus on Google Classroom, as well as, Google—Drive, Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Calendar, Sites, Groups, Gmail, Hangouts, and YouTube. In addition to the tools, participants are exposed to critical student skill sets necessary for learning in an online environment. The morning session will be opportunity for participants to learn all of these wonderful tools, and the afternoon session will be open for education application of these tools. Participants must bring a laptop with power cord. Participants will want to be sure they have a Google Account prior to coming. A Gmail account is sufficient.
Opportunity limited to 25 participants
Participants encouraged to bring their own lunch to enjoy during the 30 minute lunch break.
Raised in Las Animas, Francisco Acosta, is returning to the Arkansas Valley from Los Angeles, to help educators improve students with autism. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and direct staff trainer/developer of Applied Behavior, Francisco will share his skill in working with students with autism and other non-verbal students. Strategies and methods for communication will be shared in the morning with actual case study review in the afternoon. This opportunity will be helpful to educators and para-professionals who work with students with autism and other non-verbal students.