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1. Foundations Year 1 Days 1-3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 9/25/2018

Location: C2

Starting Today
This five-day workshop series introduces participants to the curriculum and instructional frameworks espoused by the district: Understanding by Design, Marzano’s Instructional Strategies, etc. Participants will learn about the dynamic interaction among curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the district’s expectations for student and teacher performance. The goal of the Foundations program is to support new teachers during their first four years in the district and help them obtain and master the essential knowledge and skills necessary to improve and support student achievement. Topics explored in the first 2 days include: lesson planning; hybrid learning stations (primacy recency, formative assessments, closure, meaningful homework); first day of school; Back to School Night; grade book setup; tech q&a; meeting instructional coaches, independent work time. Topics covered in the third session include the Strong Evaluation Model and Lesson Design for Student Success.

2. Designing a Chromebook Ready Classroom: Chromebooks in the Classroom Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018

Location: 105

Starting Today
The Chromebook is an amazing classroom tool. Discover more about what chromebooks have to offer in this 2-day workshop! Participants will learn how to manage and implement chromebooks in the classroom.

3. Breaking up the Block: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 10/4/2018

Location: 222

Avid utilizes numerous strategies to improve students' writing, inquiry, collaboration, organizational and reading skills. Come explore the use of Socratic Seminars, Philosophical Chairs, Spider-Web, Team Huddle, etc.

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. Hyperdocs: Chromebooks in the Classroom Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 10/24/2018

How are you using technology? A HyperDocs is a digital tool that replaces the worksheet method of delivering instruction. Participants will explore how to create HyperDocs, and receive many examples to edit, revise, and use in the classroom to transform lessons into interactive, multi-layered experiences for students. HyperDocs work for all grade levels and subjects, including administrators and coaches.

5. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Fall

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/6/2018

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.

6. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Fall

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/7/2018

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.

7. Foundations Follow-Up Year 2 Day 1

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 2 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2018

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 focused note-taking strategies that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning and performance. The purpose of this workshop is to provide additional support for the teacher in his/her 2nd year in the district.

8. Course of Study Training AM

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/15/2018

Location: B50

This workshop is designed to assist Course of Study writers as they create and revise curriculum for the district. Participants will learn about the ways curriculum documents are used by various stakeholders (including teachers, parents, students, the community, NCAA, and NJDOE) and how to utilize the Google Docs CoS templates. Google Docs add-ons and extensions that may be helpful in the writing process will also be reviewed. Participants will be given time to work on their curriculum documents.

9. Course of Study Training PM

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/15/2018

Location: B50

This workshop is designed to assist Course of Study writers as they create and revise curriculum for the district. Participants will learn about the ways curriculum documents are used by various stakeholders (including teachers, parents, students, the community, NCAA, and NJDOE) and how to utilize the Google Docs CoS templates. Google Docs add-ons and extensions that may be helpful in the writing process will also be reviewed. Participants will be given time to work on their curriculum documents.

10. Mentor Training Session 2

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 11/29/2018

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.

11. Foundations Year 1 Day 4

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 12/13/2018

Location: C2

This five-day workshop series introduces participants to the curriculum and instructional frameworks espoused by the district: Understanding by Design, Marzano’s Instructional Strategies, etc. Participants will learn about the dynamic interaction among curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the district’s expectations for student and teacher performance. The goal of the Foundations program is to support new teachers during their first four years in the district and help them obtain and master the essential knowledge and skills necessary to improve and support student achievement. Topics covered in this session include: communication with parents, students, & counselors; parent conferences; assessing & documenting student progress; course recommendations; self reflection; needs assessment for day 5

12. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/26/2019

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.

13. CPR/AED/First Aid Certification: Winter

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 2/27/2019

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.

14. Foundations Follow-Up Year 2 Day 2

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 2 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2019

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 the framework for Understanding by Design as an approach to long term unit planning. The purpose of this workshop is to provide additional support for the teacher in his/her 2nd year in the district.

15. Foundations Follow-Up Year 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 3 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2019

Location: C2

MHRD Staff Only
This workshop is for those teachers in their 3rd year in the Morris Hills Regional District. The purpose of this workshop is to provide support, additional classroom strategies, and an opportunity to focus on refining classroom instruction.

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

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 3/13/2019

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. 2 PD Hours Workshop 2 PD Hours presentation planning

17. Capstone: Promoting Deeper Engagement Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 3/14/2019

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. 2 PD hours workshop 2 PD hours presentation planning

18. Foundations Follow-Up Year 4

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Audience: MHRD Year 4 Non-Tenured Teachers

Dates: 3/19/2019

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 using feedback to grow, reflective practice, creating a growth mindset. 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.

19. Foundations Year 1 Day 5

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 3/26/2019

Location: C2

This five-day workshop series introduces participants to the curriculum and instructional frameworks espoused by the district: Understanding by Design, Marzano’s Instructional Strategies, etc. Participants will learn about the dynamic interaction among curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the district’s expectations for student and teacher performance. The goal of the Foundations program is to support new teachers during their first four years in the district and help them obtain and master the essential knowledge and skills necessary to improve and support student achievement. Topics covered in this session will be determined by a needs assessments submitted by participants on Day 4 of the series.

20. Capstone: Chromebooks in the Classroom

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 3/27/2019

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. 2 PD hours workshop 2 PD hours presentation planning

21. Mentor Training Session 3

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/3/2019

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.

22. Capstone: Maximizing Student Potential Pathway

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 4/26/2019

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. 2 PD hours workshop 2 PD hours presentation planning

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

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/29/2019

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.

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

Program: MHRD Prof Dev Catalog

Dates: 5/30/2019

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.