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    Discipline in the Secondary Classroom:

    Classroom Management in a Military Connected School Setting, Jan. 29 - May 19, 2020

    Audience: 6-12 teachers

    Credit: 2 ($99 tuition fee)

    Instructors: Teresa Lesage

    Dates and Times: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

    January 29 

    February 5, 12, 26

    March 4, 18, 25

    April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    May 6, 13, 19

    Location: NPHS, Room 220

    Course Description: This class will present specific classroom strategies for managing classroom behavior in proactive and positive ways while acknowledging the unique setting and experiences that schools bring to military connected students. The initial session will incorporate Military Culture Educator Training to familiarize teachers with the military culture. Subsequent sessions will focus on vision, organization, classroom management plans, expectations, launching the classroom management plan, observing, motivation, class-wide motivation and correcting misbehavior.  Within each presentation and corresponding chapter from the book Discipline in the Secondary Classroom a series of tasks or competencies will be presented.  Participants will be required to conduct some self-assessment and peer discussion activities regarding these competencies.  In addition, participants will be required to implement specific assignments (data collection and analysis activities) within their own teaching situation and discuss strategies for building-wide implementation.  

    For more information, contact Georgia Sundgren at 452-2000 ext. 11340 or georgia.sandgren@k12northstar.org




    Competency Based Education - Nov. 6 - March 23, 2020

    Audience: K-12 teachers

    Credit: 1

    Instructors: Melanie Hadaway

    Dates and Times: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    November 6 - 5:00 - 7:00; November 20 - online

    December 4, 18 - online

    January 8, 22 - online

    February 5, 19 - online

    March 1, 11 - online

    Location: ADC, Cur. Library

    Course Description

    Using the text as a shared reading, participants will learn about creating and implementing competency based learning in a K-12 school system. Participants will learn the philosophical basis for a competency based system, as well technical skills to create and implement such a system. Additionally, participants will develop a plan to integrate these ideas and concepts into their schools.




    Culturally Responsive Classroom - Nov. 7 - May 1

    Audience: K-12 teachers

    Credit: 3

    Instructors: Michelle Daml, Charleen Fisher, Yatibaey Evans, Kristina Roehrig

    Dates and Times: Thursdays, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    November 7, 14, 21

    December 5

    January 9, 16, 30

    February 13, 27

    March 12, 26

    April 2, 16, 30

    May 1

    Location: ADC, TLC on 2nd floor 

    Course Description

    Teaching children from diverse backgrounds begins with learning who they are, then using the knowledge and culture students bring to school in a standards-based curriculum to achieve student success. This course will provide tools that show why and how to create culturally responsive, standards-based instruction in the classroom. Results of effective instruction include: increased academic success for all learners, engaged and motivated students, strengthened partnerships between students, families, and communities. Cultural frameworks that will be explored are poverty, ethnicity, military, and minority. Participants will be responsible for using a strategy and then writing a reflection or doing a presentation from the text or from journal articles.  Participants will engage in face-to-face meetings and also use a blended model with class meeting times being held on the district online platform. 




    Cultivating Practices to Support Language Learner Success - Sept. 5 - May 7, 2020

    Starting day now is September 27th during the districtwide PD day. 

    Audience: K-12 teachers

    Credit: 1, the fee for all participants will be paid by Title IIIA

    Instructors: Theresa Vick, Svetlana Nuss, Stevi Falukos, Amy Cook

    Dates and Times: monthly, Thursdays for HS, Mondays for Elem. and MS 

    HS meetings - September 5 27, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 7, April 9, May 7, 3:30 to 5:30pm 

    Elementary and MS meetings - September 9 27, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 13, February 10, March 23, April 6, May 4, 4:30 - 6:30 This session is full.

    Course Description: Growing numbers of classroom teachers feel the pressure of teaching Language Learners without having the specialized training to do so.  By having language teachers work side-by-side with content teachers, everyone benefits, especially students.  The language teacher brings the expertise in the process of language development and language learning strategies, while the content teacher has the curricular knowledge of the content areas. Both are equal partners in educating language learners.        


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