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1. MCPASD Equity Institute 2017 - June

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/22/2017

Wait List
MCPASD staff, family members, and graduates receive priority registration. This course is designed to develop leaders for racial equity in education. It will include topics such as the causes and consequences of racism, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. Participants will learn to use community agreements, constructivist listening techniques, and a racial equity lens. There will be reading and panel presentations, as well as dialogue and discussion. Some blended learning may also take place. Lunch will be on your own. MCPASD staff, family members, and students register for the Equity Institute for free and will receive 45 points. Cost for Non MCPASD attendees is $300. Information for registration payment will be sent following registration. Attendees may elect to earn 2 or 3 UW Graduate credits at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation at the institute meets the requirements for 2 credits. An additional project is required to earn 3 credits. If you plan on taking the institute for 3 credits, you must attend an information session at the District Services Center at one of the following times: Tuesday, May 2: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Thursday, May 4: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process. For information on the UW enrollment process please go to the following link. https://goo.gl/PpgDvM

2. Mindful Educator Retreat

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All MCPASD Staff

Dates: 6/28/2017

New
We are thrilled to offer a retreat, hosted and led by MCPASD mindful educators! Here are the details:

Wednesday, June 28 KMS
Arrival 8:45-9
Session 1: 9-9:45
Personal mindful practices: Gust Athanas
Mindful movement in the school day: Barb Phillips, Brenda Autz
Whole Group Gathering: 9:55-10:25 - Betsy Delzer
Session 2: 10:35-11:20
Mindful eating for educators: Sarah Zeroth
Mindfulness for Adolescents/& Anxiety: Fred Bartman, Gust Athanas
Lunch break 11:30-12:30
Session 3: 12:30-1:15
Mindful spaces and practices for students with disabilities (sensory needs)- Lauren Droste
Mindful leadership - Laura Love
Session 4: 1:25-2:10
Mindful Practices in the Woods - Taking Mindful Education Outdoors - Ashia Dale & Betsy Delzer
Applying mindful routines in the classroom - Elementary and Secondary Panels of teachers
Session 5: 2:20-3 - Closing Connection & Practice

For more information, please copy and paste this link into a browser.
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3. Summer Professional Book Club - June

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/6/2017

Wait List
Are you interested in reading and exploring books with interested colleagues through informal dialogue in a monthly book discussion? We will be reading and discussing one book each month. Feel free to sign-up for one or all three of the book discussions this summer. The books for each month are: June- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking By Susan Cain (Meeting on Thursday, July 6th from 2pm-4pm, Location TBD) July- Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education By Ken Robinson (Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th from 2pm-4pm, Location TBD) August-Drive: The Truth About What Motivates Us By Daniel Pink (Meeting on Thursday, August 24th 4pm-6pm, Location TBD) (JUNE)-Quiet By Susan Cain:We have many introverted students and staff that have valuable ideas and talents to offer. June discussion will focus on how to better understand introverted individuals so that we can build stronger relationships and adapt our schools and classroom dynamics to better serve the needs of ALL students and staff. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S4ngexXsCgK_POA1d3Fxypt7I_uMQO--yzH2t1PKg-Y/edit?ts=5900eac1 (Meeting on Thursday, July 6th from 2pm-4pm, Location TBD)

4. MCPASD Equity Institute 2017 - July

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/13/2017

MCPASD staff, family members, and graduates receive priority registration. This course is designed to develop leaders for racial equity in education. It will include topics such as the causes and consequences of racism, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. Participants will learn to use community agreements, constructivist listening techniques, and a racial equity lens. There will be reading and panel presentations, as well as dialogue and discussion. Some blended learning may also take place. Lunch will be on your own. MCPASD staff, family members, and students register for the Equity Institute for free and will receive 45 points. Cost for Non MCPASD attendees is $300. Information for registration payment will be sent following registration. Attendees may elect to earn 2 or 3 UW Graduate credits at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation at the institute meets the requirements for 2 credits. An additional project is required to earn 3 credits. If you plan on taking the institute for 3 credits, you must attend an information session at the District Services Center at one of the following times: Tuesday, May 2: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Thursday, May 4: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process. For information on the UW enrollment process please go to the following link. https://goo.gl/PpgDvM

5. Summer Professional Book Club - July

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2017

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Are you interested in reading and exploring books with interested colleagues through informal dialogue in a monthly book discussion? We will be reading and discussing one book each month. Feel free to sign-up for one or all three of the book discussions this summer. (JULY)-Creative Schools By Ken Robinson: As educators we are continually trying to find creative ways to transform education in order to find purpose and better prepare our students for a changing future world. July discussion will focus on creativity in education by examining the work of Ken Robinson. Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S4ngexXsCgK_POA1d3Fxypt7I_uMQO--yzH2t1PKg-Y/edit?ts=5900eac1

6. Google for Beginners

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Google Beginners or those who need a Google Refresher

Dates: 8/10/2017

New
New to Google? Need a refresher? Want to learn how to use Google as everyday productive tool? Come check out our Google for Beginners Class. This class will offer introductory information on Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), Calendar, Keep, Chrome, Chromebooks, and Sites.

7. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 8/21/2017

New
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: K-12 staff.

8. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher

Program: Professional Development

Audience: GCMS Staff

Dates: 8/22/2017

New
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: GCMS school team, however, anyone may attend.

9. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher

Program: Professional Development

Audience: MHS Staff

Dates: 8/24/2017

Wait List
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: MHS School Team, however, anyone may attend.

10. Summer Professional Book Club - August

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/24/2017

Are you interested in reading and exploring books with interested colleagues through informal dialogue in a monthly book discussion? We will be reading and discussing one book each month. Feel free to sign-up for one or all three of the book discussions this summer. The books for each month are: June- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking By Susan Cain (Meeting on Thursday, July 6th from 2pm-4pm, Location TBD) July- Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education By Ken Robinson (Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th from 2pm-4pm, Location TBD) August-Drive: The Truth About What Motivates Us By Daniel Pink (Meeting on Thursday, August 24th 4pm-6pm, Location TBD) (AUGUST)- Drive By Daniel Pink :Motivation is vital to success in all endeavors, including learning and education, yet it is difficult to find motivation ourselves and to foster motivation in students. August discussion will explore the concept of motivation by examining the work of Daniel Pink. Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S4ngexXsCgK_POA1d3Fxypt7I_uMQO--yzH2t1PKg-Y/edit?ts=5

11. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 8/25/2017

New
With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's strategies give educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. The emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. There is a strong focus on verbal de-escalation techniques and using physical restraint only as a last resort. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a highly interactive, reality-based training program combining visual, auditory, and experiential training methods to accommodate various adult learning styles. Extensive demonstrations, application activities, practice, peer teaching activities, and a written examination ensure that participants learn and understand program concepts. Annual re-certification is required, which is the 4 hour NVCI refresher course. Bring your own lunch.

12. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher

Program: Professional Development

Audience: KMS Staff

Dates: 8/28/2017

New
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: KMS School Team, however, anyone may attend.

13. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 9/19/2017

New
With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's strategies give educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. The emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. There is a strong focus on verbal de-escalation techniques and using physical restraint only as a last resort. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a highly interactive, reality-based training program combining visual, auditory, and experiential training methods to accommodate various adult learning styles. Extensive demonstrations, application activities, practice, peer teaching activities, and a written examination ensure that participants learn and understand program concepts. Annual re-certification is required, which is the 4 hour NVCI refresher course. Bring your own lunch.

14. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher - Elementary Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: EL and WM staff

Dates: 9/28/2017

New
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: EL and WM School Teams, however, anyone may attend.

15. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher - Elementary Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: NS and ST

Dates: 10/17/2017

New
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: NS & ST School Team, however, anyone may attend.

16. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher - Elementary Focus

Program: Professional Development

Audience: SSR and Park

Dates: 10/19/2017

New
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: SSR and Park School Team, however, anyone may attend.

17. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 11/14/2017

New
With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's strategies give educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. The emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. There is a strong focus on verbal de-escalation techniques and using physical restraint only as a last resort. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a highly interactive, reality-based training program combining visual, auditory, and experiential training methods to accommodate various adult learning styles. Extensive demonstrations, application activities, practice, peer teaching activities, and a written examination ensure that participants learn and understand program concepts. Annual re-certification is required, which is the 4 hour NVCI refresher course. Bring your own lunch.

18. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 1/30/2018

New
With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's strategies give educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care. The emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. There is a strong focus on verbal de-escalation techniques and using physical restraint only as a last resort. The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program is a highly interactive, reality-based training program combining visual, auditory, and experiential training methods to accommodate various adult learning styles. Extensive demonstrations, application activities, practice, peer teaching activities, and a written examination ensure that participants learn and understand program concepts. Annual re-certification is required, which is the 4 hour NVCI refresher course. Bring your own lunch.

19. The Hidden Curriculum: The Latino Experience

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 3/14/2018

New
Using videos, presentations, articles, and other scholarly readings, participants will actively engage in small and large group discussions and individual reflections in order to examine the Latin@ experience in the United States and its connection to our educational system and society as a whole. Participants will explore counterstories to commonly held understandings of Latin@ histories and experiences. Outcomes include increased personal and professional reflection with an evolving perspective, and the ability to adapt course content across grade levels and subject areas in order to expose all students to counterstories to the dominant narrative. MCPASD staff register for the LGBTQ Experience for free and will receive 20 points for full participation and completion of all assignments. Registration for Non-MCPASD participants is $150. (Information for registration payment will be sent following registration.) All participants may elect to earn one UW graduate credit at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation and completion of all assignments are required to earn one credit. Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process with firm deadlines. More information on the UW enrollment process and deadlines will be coming soon.

20. The Hidden Curriculum: Intersectionality and the LGBTQ Experience

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/1/2018 to 3/15/2018

New
Using videos, presentations, articles, and other scholarly readings, participants will actively engage in small and large group discussions and individual reflections in order to examine the LGBTQ experience in the United States and its connection to our educational system and society as a whole. Participants will explore counterstories to commonly held understandings of LGBTQ histories and experiences as well as the dynamics of intersectionality within the LGBTQ community. Outcomes include increased personal and professional reflection with an evolving perspective, and the ability to adapt course content across grade levels and subject areas in order to expose all students to counterstories to the dominant narrative. MCPASD staff register for the LGBTQ Experience for free and will receive 20 points for full participation and completion of all assignments. Registration for Non-MCPASD participants is $150. (Information for registration payment will be sent following registration.) All participants may elect to earn one UW graduate credit at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation and completion of all assignments are required to earn one credit. Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process with firm deadlines. More information on the UW enrollment process and deadlines will be coming soon.

21. The Hidden Curriculum: The Latino Experience

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/10/2018 to 3/3/2018

New
Using videos, presentations, articles, and other scholarly readings, participants will actively engage in small and large group discussions and individual reflections in order to examine the Latin@ experience in the United States and its connection to our educational system and society as a whole. Participants will explore counterstories to commonly held understandings of Latin@ histories and experiences. Outcomes include increased personal and professional reflection with an evolving perspective, and the ability to adapt course content across grade levels and subject areas in order to expose all students to counterstories to the dominant narrative. MCPASD staff register for the LGBTQ Experience for free and will receive 20 points for full participation and completion of all assignments. Registration for Non-MCPASD participants is $150. (Information for registration payment will be sent following registration.) All participants may elect to earn one UW graduate credit at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation and completion of all assignments are required to earn one credit. Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process with firm deadlines. More information on the UW enrollment process and deadlines will be coming soon.

22. The Hidden Curriculum: Intersectionality and the LGBTQ Experience

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/17/2018 to 3/10/2018

New
Using videos, presentations, articles, and other scholarly readings, participants will actively engage in small and large group discussions and individual reflections in order to examine the LGBTQ experience in the United States and its connection to our educational system and society as a whole. Participants will explore counterstories to commonly held understandings of LGBTQ histories and experiences as well as the dynamics of intersectionality within the LGBTQ community. Outcomes include increased personal and professional reflection with an evolving perspective, and the ability to adapt course content across grade levels and subject areas in order to expose all students to counterstories to the dominant narrative. MCPASD staff register for the LGBTQ Experience for free and will receive 20 points for full participation and completion of all assignments. Registration for Non-MCPASD participants is $150. (Information for registration payment will be sent following registration.) All participants may elect to earn one UW graduate credit at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation and completion of all assignments are required to earn one credit. Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process with firm deadlines. More information on the UW enrollment process and deadlines will be coming soon.