Location: Rocky Ford High School Instructor: Joanna Bruno & CDE Standards Instructional Support Team
New Standards Roll out with Joanna Bruno and Team (Phase 3) ● culturally responsive instruction ● best first instruction ● high impact instructional strategies ● New! CTE standards and computer science
Joanna and Team will offer instruction in a new format in order to meet the needs of the attendees. More opportunity to attend the workshops of your choice.
Challenging the Norm is designed to empower teachers to take risks in their classrooms to change a system or procedure to better meet student needs. Participants will learn the 8 steps to Continuous Improvement and be provided tangible tools to help guide the process of change. Through increased knowledge of the change process and utilization of the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle, participants will leave prepared to implement their idea.
Location: Instructor: Colorado Digital Learning Solution Team
During this day long workshop participants will explore various online resources and strategies that can be used to support instruction and their students. This session will provide significant “hands-on” time to not only explore resources of interest but to also design lessons that can be used immediately in the classroom. Topics will include exploring instructional strategies effectively using available technology tools that can immediately support classroom instruction. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore strategies and lesson plans Topics will include:
Exploring digital learning resources for all subject and grade levels including online math and science simulations and other interactive support sites.
Identifying and using an online collaboration tool to locate and collect your own personal collection of “tools” related to collaboration, communication, digital citizenship, and instructional strategies.
Explore a “matric of tools” based on teaching and learning strategies appropriate by grade level and student data security requirements.
A laptop with power cord is required for this opportunity.
Location: Santa Fe Trail BOCES, Conference Room 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.
Location: OJC, McBride #137 Instructor: Brenda Woodyard, Special Education Director
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 utilizing the para educators in your classroom in order to successfully support all students.
Location: Santa Fe Trail BOCES, Main Floor Instructor: Santa Fe Trail BOCES & Building Bridges to Careers Leadership Team
Real World Problem Scenario Celebration, Reflection and Implementation! Educators who incorporated a Real World Problem Scenario will be celebrated and given the opportunity to reflect on their experience. Business and community partners will be celebrated and welcomed into the Fall 2020 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 8 training to participate in the 2020-21 Real World Problem Scenarios.
Location: Santa Fe Trail BOCES, Conference Room Instructor: Jody Sniff, CCTP
As educators, we often see students who are in chronic trauma. Sometimes it can trigger past experiences for us. The students can also exhibit behaviors that are difficult for us to understand and deal with in a classroom setting. This workshop will give teachers and counselors strategies to help students and also ways to navigate our feelings when our past experiences bring emotions we are not expecting.
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.
Location: Santa Fe Trail BOCES Instructors: Robin Russel, CDE Graduation Guidelines Manager, and Jody Sniff, ICAP Facilitator, P2PNS Partnership Team
Agenda~ 8:30 - Robin Russel and team will facilitate Graduation Guidelines table top discussions 11:00 - Local community leaders and business partners share their workforce challenges & successes 12:00 - Student interns and Intern Hosts invited to join the morning participants for lunch / Panel of students and interns share their perspective of workforce readiness 1:30 - P2PNS Meeting #2 where the groups convene to discuss their essential skills findings by district. Participants from the day are invited to join their school district teams. Districts outside of the SFTBOCES can meet together to continue the discussion and work as teams.
As the number of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, it’s time to take a truly person-centered approach to caring for and responding to these individuals. With your commitment to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training, you’ve already established the foundation of Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security at your organization – but if you work with individuals on the autism spectrum, this specialized renewal can help you better support them.
Location: OJC, McBride #137 Instructor: Angela Landrum, CDE Assessment Principal Consultant-Assessment Unit & Jared Anthony, PhD, CDE Assessment Principal Consultant - Assessment Unit
District leaders, school leaders, and teachers continue to move student learning forward as they focus on high quality instruction and assessment practices that align to the Colorado Academic Standards. This opportunity helps educators design, implement and use assessments effectively to guide and support instruction, and make important programmatic and resource decisions that benefit all students. Time will be allowed for individual assessment revision. The workshop also provides targeted strategies for how educators can engage others as they collaboratively move toward a more coherent assessment system that is focused on student engagement and learning.
Location: Instructor: Antonia Vida & Dr. Ann Pearce
This workshop is a great introduction, reminder, or next step in refinement for educators with a desire for effective, quality instruction. Participants will come away with strategies to engage students through thoughtful, rigorous lesson design that easily flexes to meet the needs of all learners. This 2-day professional development fully represents the foundations of effective student engagement with novel ideas in differentiation.
Participants must attend Wed., June 10, to attend second session on June 11.
Location: OJC, McBride #137 Instructor: Mike Engebrect, Southeast Health Group Law Enforcement Liaison Coordinator
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses role- playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Cost for the 3 year certification and manual is $40 Register for this opportunity at: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ Course ID number is 00168115.
Movement-Learning is an invigorating, engaging way to add some spark to your current lessons or change up an old lesson plan into something new and exciting! This workshop presents a variety of strategies that incorporate dramatic play, creative movement, and role-playing activities that can be used to engage and include everybody in your class. All activities have been “student-tested” by the presenter, and attendees will be actively engaged! This workshop is intended for 7th grade -senior high instructors.
Location: OJC, McBride #137 Instructor: Natalie Brown
Basic Google/refresher course in the morning. Afternoon will be level based instruction/work time. Registration will include level determination for targeted plans.
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, Sties, 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 an 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.
Location: Santa Fe Trail BOCES, Conference Room Instructor: Darlene Blackford
Watch the excitement when children set up simple science experiments, learn how to observe and gather data, and then share the results of their findings. In doing so – they’re practicing the steps of the scientific method. When you teach science, you teach a lot more – like literacy, math, and problem-solving! This workshop is very hands-on, is taught by a former science teacher, and is appropriate for K-6th grade educators.
Santa Fe Trail BOCES 302 Colorado Ave La Junta, CO
Otero Junior College 1802 Colorado Ave La Junta, CO
Rocky Ford Jr/Sr High 100 W Washington Ave Rocky Ford, CO