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1. Flipped Learning: Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/3/2018

Location: C2

Come see how to effectively plan for a flipped classroom setting. Participants will learn how to curate resources and provide a platform for meaningful instruction to take place at home so that they can focus classroom time on concept enrichment and mastery.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.
Want to acquire relevant data on your students’ progress? How about quickly determining how to modify your instruction to meet the needs of every student in your classroom? Newsela is an online resource which offers thousands of articles available at multiple reading levels so you can easily differentiate. They offer quizzes and writing prompts, as well as a platform for students to interact with the text (annotations). Teachers can also leave comments/feedback which allow you to measure student progress in realtime. Articles are available in all content areas. The Learning Network of the NY Times is an online platform offering lesson plans, podcasts, articles and numerous educational resources which help teachers and students connect current events to perennial classroom topics.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

3. Reaching All Learners: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/18/2018

Location: C2

Educators across all disciplines and skill-levels face challenges in their classroom. How do you make these classrooms work? Participants will leave this workshop with useful tools for assisting students, specifically, Special Education students, ELL students, and Gifted and Talented students identify and work through challenges, recover from setbacks, think reflectively, and find success in the classroom.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

4. Redefining Digital Learning: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/23/2018

Location: C2

The focus of this workshop is to support and enable teachers in designing, developing, and infusing digital learning experiences that utilize technology. Through the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) staff members will investigate how computer technology might impact teaching and learning. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

5. STEM and Beyond: Making a Makerspace- Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 1/30/2018

Location: A2

STEM is the future, now is the time to find ways to cross the stage and integrate the curriculums so that literacy skills and STEM unite. Find creative ways to connect your classroom through the development of products in the makerspace. By combining hands-on creativity with STEM subjects, the possibilities are endless. Participants will take part and create activities that unite the sciences, arts, and humanities.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

6. Evidence Based Writing: Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/7/2018

Location: C2

Writing is an important skill used in every profession, and similarly, writing should be an integral part of classrooms in all subject areas. Writing can be used, not only to learn new concepts and information but also to clarify thinking. This workshop is designed to help participants create meaningful writing assignments for every subject and to help students as they seek to incorporate relevant evidence to support their claims.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

7. The Collaborative Classroom: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/13/2018

Location: C2

Collaborative Learning allows students to take responsibility for their own learning. Come see how to plan self-guided curriculum units that will encourage active participation and collaborative group work. In small groups, students will learn how to explore divergent viewpoints, become better listeners, writers, thinkers, and speakers. In a collaborative classroom, the teacher becomes a facilitator who carefully guides students as they learn.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

8. The Learner Active Technology-Infused Classroom: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/21/2018

Location: C2

This workshop focuses on raising academic rigor, actively engaging students in learning, and building greater student responsibility for learning. In the LATI classroom, students engage in real-world problems that provide a “felt need” for building curricular skills and concepts. They learn independently and collaboratively and use technology seamlessly as a tool for learning. They manage projects, set goals, assess progress, identify resources for learning, and more.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

9. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/27/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

10. Foundations Year 2

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 2 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 2nd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning and performance. In addition, technology tools for teachers and students will be shared. The purpose of this workshop is to provide additional support for the teacher in his/her 2nd year in the district.

11. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/28/2018

Location: B55

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

12. Foundations Year 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 3 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 3rd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies for Writing and Reading, Collaboration and Inquiry. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on and create a professional growth plan for your teaching career.

13. Foundations Year 4

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 4 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 4th year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The workshop will address strategies for Data Driven and Differentiated Instruction as well as provide participants the opportunity to create long term professional goals. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on and create a professional growth plan for your teaching career.

14. Mentor Training Session 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 3/28/2018

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This program is designed to provide teachers who are serving as mentors with the tools necessary to equip new teachers under their guidance with the skills they need for a successful career in education. Topics to be addressed include: how to ask the right questions at the right time, how to make the most of your time mentoring, how to empower new teachers to develop their vision as educators, and how to help a new teacher through tough times. Additional topics will be addressed, as needed. If you are mentoring a new teacher this year and want to make sure you are providing the best guidance possible, this workshop will prove to be a valuable resource.

15. Capstone: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/16/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every other workshop in the pathway.

Promoting Deeper Engagement investigates the latest trends in pedagogy that challenge students to develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. The focus is on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Staff members will gain tools for deepening student engagement as well as their ability to clearly express learning through questioning and discussion. The seamless integration of technology supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the tools and information they need for success. Staff members in this cohort will create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

16. Capstone: Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/18/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

The Building a Classroom in the Digital Age Pathway guides staff members in identifying the potential of digital tools to personalize learning for students. This series allows staff members to integrate the latest technology trends to enhance their lesson plans. Staff Members will be provided with the opportunity to test out technology, collaborate with colleagues and research the latest trends within the cohort structure. Staff members who take all 5 workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

17. Capstone: Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/24/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

Unlocking Comprehension Across the Curriculum will focus on relevant instructional and cross-curricular strategies proven to enhance students’ reading comprehension as well as their ability to clearly articulate what they have synthesized. Various technology tips will be incorporated throughout the workshops. Participants are encouraged to experiment with various strategies and collect data to analyze the effectiveness of these strategies. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

18. Capstone: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/26/2018

Location: C2

This Pathway will culminate in a capstone experience where teachers will reflect on the knowledge they have acquired throughout the series of workshops. These reflections will be presented to the cohort in a multifaceted presentation. Presentations should include an explanation of how the series of workshops has impacted the teacher’s pedagogy. Staff members can only take this workshop if they have completed every workshop in the pathway.

Maximizing Student Potential will allow staff members to thoughtfully and carefully structure the classroom to meet the needs of different types of learners. Staff members will be challenged to engage students with many different interests, abilities, and skill levels. Through careful infusion of technology, and innovative instructional strategies, students will develop and further enhance 21st Century Skills of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff members who take all five workshops in this series within two years will earn a micro-credential.

19. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Spring*****Meets AED requirement for Club Advisors

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/30/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.

20. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Spring*****Meets AED requirement for Club Advisors

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/31/2018

Location: 158

The State of New Jersey endorsed EMS Safety Services presents CPR/ AED and Basic First Aid. This one-day class will include hands on instruction and evaluation, and will result in a two-year certification. Come ready to participate in this life skill, and dress accordingly. CPR and AED requires a full two hours of participation, so all participants must be ready at start time. Third hour will be a basic sport first aid review as required by MHRD for all coaches, but all are welcome to stay. This workshop meets the AED requirements for Club Advisors.