(P229) Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom


Course Description: Every Friday beginning February 22nd and ending March 29th a small group of staff members will meet an hour before contracted time to discuss each chapter of the book "Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom" by Matthew Kay.  Through discussion we will develop practices for addressing and honoring conversations about race in hopes of developing a community defined by equity and social justice.

Audience: Secondary DHS Staff only

Dates: February 22nd 7:20 – 8:20AM / March 1 7:20 – 8:20AM / March 8 7:20 – 8:20AM / March 15 7:20 – 8:20AM / March 22 7:20 – 8:20AM / March 29 7:20 – 8:20AM

Location: DHS Upstairs Mission Control Room

Facilitators: Stewart Morgan

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: TBD

(P228) Whole Child Book Studies

Course Description: A series of book studies for Skyridge staff around our problem of practice and theory of action about educating the whole child.  Participants can choose from 3 different titles

Audience: Skyridge Middle School Teachers

Dates: 11/7/18, 11/28/18, 12/12/18, 12/19/18

Location: Skyridge Middle School

Facilitators: Clint Williams, Dean Strawn, Josh Altmiller

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080844A9A82FA75-whole

(P227) Dorothy Fox Equity Committee Learning and Sharing Retreat

Course Description: Open to Dorothy Fox Equity Committee members only. The District Equity Committee that represents Dorothy Fox will be gathering for a 6.5 hours session to explore topics of "Who am I?" and  "What is the purpose of our equity team?" We will be replicating some activities that have been experienced in TACO Tuesday and Ad Council around this topic for the benefit and experience of the whole committee.  The group will learn about the culture tree, dig deeper into coaching courageous conversations norms, and review some historical perspectives to reflect on the differences in experiences and advantages among racial groups.  The team will unpack terms and ideas around bias and white privilege.

Audience: Dorothy Fox Equity Committee

Dates: January 3, 2018  9:00-3:30pm

Location: Edgefield Meeting Room in Troutdale, OR

Facilitators: Wendy Wick and Kayla Maggard

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: This is not really open to others outside of the committee.

(P226) A Teacher’s Guide to SBL

Course Description: We will be doing a seven-part book study to take a look into "A Teacher's Guide to SBL."

Audience: LMS MS Teachers

Dates: Every other Wednesday, starting this week.  Can attend from 7:30-8:30 or 4:00-5:00.

Location: LMS

Facilitators: Stephen Baranowski and Mandy Busby

Total number of hours: 14

Signup Genius Link: We have already done sign-ups through building email

(P225) Zones of Regulation Training Webinar

Course Description: Zones of Regulation Training Webinar

Audience: Special Education Staff and Counselors

Dates: Friday March 1, 2019 – 7:30-2:30

Location: ZAC Board Room B

Facilitators: Rebecca von Duering – Live Webinar from Zones of Regulation company

Total number of hours: 5.5

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4EA4AE29A2F58-zones

(P224) Visual Thinking Strategies

Course Description: Lacamas Visual Thinking Strategies year 1 cohort. VTS transforms the way students think and learn. Based on theory and research, VTS uses skilled facilitation of visual art discussions to significantly increase student engagement, performance, and enjoyment of learning.

VST is founded in the belief that rigorous discussion about visual art activates unique, transformational learning accessible to all.

As a team of student-centered educators, we are dedicated to cultivating flexible, curious learners. We envision a culture where careful listening and engagement build a community of open-minded and thoughtful citizens.

Through this year one cohort, teachers will participate in an all-day Museum Day (6 hours), grounding our learning in the philosophy and practices of VTS. Teachers will have coaching opportunities as we practice our VTS facilitation skills. Over the next months, teachers will participate in 2 separate workshop days (each 2-hour workshops) and 2 coaching day (each 1-hour coaching).

Audience: Lacamas Lake teachers (K-5 cohort)

Dates: February 7th, 10:30-4:45 Portland Art Museum; February 19th coaching day; February 21st coaching day; February 27th workshop from 1:00-3: 00 pm; May 22nd workshop from 1:00-3: 00 pm

Location: Portland Art Museum and Lacamas Lake Elementary

Facilitators: Julie Mueller, Mirka Jablonski, and Kim Aziz

Total number of hours: 6 hours

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAAAA2DA02-vtsyear

(P203) Trauma-Informed Practices: Taking care of Students and Ourselves

Course Description: All students come to us with assets. Some students also come with experiences such as those described in Kaiser's study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). These experiences shape how the brain responds, especially to any perceived threat. Come join us to learn or review the brain research underlying ACEs and to explore trauma-informed practices. We will also explore self-care strategies for teachers so that we nurture ourselves while taking care of students.

Audience: Classroom teachers, Paraprofessionals, Bus Drivers

Dates: Sat. January 12, 2019 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Barnes and Noble Vancouver Plaza 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98662

Facilitators: Monica Winkley

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/Catalog/Event/83321

(P202) ReadyGEN: Data, Data, Data

Course Description: This PD is comprised of three 1-hour sessions that will help participants interpret READYGEN data from multiple sources in order to target small group instruction.  It is being offered to the staffs of Dorothy Fox and Grass Valley. Session 1: Breakdown of the selection tests; Session 2: Triangulating data sources to determine student needs; Session 3: Teaching differentiated small groups within ReadyGEN Units.

Audience: ELA teachers of DFE and GVE

Dates: 11/20; 11/27; 12/4  3:00-4:00pm

Location: Dorothy Fox Elementary Library

Facilitators: Kimberly Daniels and Kara Curtin

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4FACAA2BA20-data

(P201) Early Learning Professional Development Series


Course Description: Please join our dedicated community of early learning professionals to collaboratively learn and discuss early childhood, school readiness and how we can prepare our community’s children for success in school and beyond! This series will touch on subjects such as preparing the environment for early learning, social-emotional learning, and brain research and the young mind.

Audience: preschool teachers, kindergarten  teachers

Dates: 11/15/18; 1/17/19; 2/21/19; 3/21/19; 4/18/19; 5/16/19

Location: Collaborative effort between Vancouver Public schools, Evergreen Public Schools, Camas School District, and Battleground Public Schools

Facilitators: Diane Loghry

Total number of hours: 12

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0945AFA8229-early1

(P200) Standards Based Learning

Course Description: Standards-Based Learning and Planning

Audience: Teachers implementing SBL at Skyridge Middle School

Dates: All meetings are 7:25-8:25 am on 10/10/18, 10/31/18, 11/14/18, 12/12/18, 2/13/19, 5/8/19

Location: Skyridge Middle School

Facilitators: Clint Williams

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080844a9a82fa75-standards1

(P199) Early Learning Assessment Training

Course Description: Participants will learn content and application strategies to implement and assess using preschool based assessments.

Audience: Preschool Special education teachers

Dates: October 2, 2018

Location: papermaker Preschool, CHS

Facilitators: Diane Loghry/Christen Ham

Total number of hours: 2.5

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0945AFA8229-early

(T198) STEM Institute

Course Description: Hands-on exploration with a facilitated discussion to help with integration into classroom practices

Audience: All Staff- There is something for everyone

Dates: 10/12 8-12:15

Location: Odyssey Middle School – Upstairs

Facilitators: Meghan Johnson, Sarah Logan, Jenifer LInthwaite, David Volke, Miranda Jarrell,

Total number of hours: 4

Signup Genius Link: NA

(P197) Beginning of Year EdTech Tools

Course Description: Six sessions will explore Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Sites and Skyward for Secondary & Elementary.  In the specific sessions: Staff will create and explore Google Classroom and Google Sites for use in their classes.  Classroom focus is on assignments, announcements, quizzes and questions as well as updates for this year. Sites focus on best practices, embedding calendars, and communication with families. Skyward will include the use of Message Center for parent communication and specifics for secondary and elementary.

Teachers may choose which sessions to attend but must attend at least three hours to earn clock hours. Note that the Google Sites and Classroom sessions build on the previous one.

Audience: CSD Teachers & Support Staff

Dates: Times are from 4:15-6:15 unless otherwise noted:  09/12: Skyward for Secondary, 09/18: Google Drive Basics, 09/19: Skyward for Elementary-Meeting 3:15-5:15, 09/20:  Google Sites 1, 09/25: Google Classroom 1, 10/2: Google Classroom 2, 10/4: Google Sites 2

Location: ZAC

Facilitators: Tonia Albert & Meghan Johnson

Total number of hours: 12

Signup Genius Link: https://goo.gl/forms/UiElwMx5cmEe7rwp2

(P196) Camas National Board Cohort


Course Description: Cohort provided for initial certification candidates.

Audience: Initial National Board candidates

Dates: Every Other Wednesday (all year), Will send a sheet with specific dates.

Location: Liberty Middle School Room 117

Facilitators: Shannon Cotton & Shelby Martinson

Total number of hours: 42

Signup Genius Link: We have sign-ups through Community Ed

(P195) ReadyGEN Online Resources and Work Session


Course Description: In this session, participants will learn more about ReadyGEN online resources, how to use the resources to support literacy instruction, and have time to explore and plan for literacy instruction using what they learned.

Audience: K-5 Literacy Teachers

Dates: Wednesday, October 24, 3:15-5:15

Location: Dorothy Fox Computer Lab

Facilitators: Jennifer Scott and Michelle Collins

Total number of hours: 2

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ABAA2BA4F85-readygen3

(P194) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resiliency in Educators, a 12 Month Book Study

Course Description: Resilience in teachers is key to creating quality classroom and schools.  We will come together as a staff to support each other and cultivate resilience so we, as educators, can fulfill the intentions that brought us into this field.  Some topics will be; Building Community, Be Here NOW, Take Care of Yourself, Focus on the Bright Spots, Be a Learner, and Cultivate Compassion.

Audience: Educators and Staff at GV

Dates: Every third Thursday 2:45 – 4:15 Starting Sept 20 – Aug 16, 2019

Location: GV Library

Facilitators: Jennifer Thorkelson and Alia Woolfe

Total number of hours: 18

Signup Genius Link: Sign up at building with Jen Thorkelson

(P193) Creating resiliency in educators

Course Description: Creating resiliency in educators.

Audience: K-5 teachers

Dates: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054FAFAD23A20-onward

Location: Woodburn Elementary Library

Facilitators: Kathy Beckman

Total number of hours: 18

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054FAFAD23A20-onward

(P192) Onward Book Study- Helen Baller

Course Description: Onward Book Study with Helen Baller Staff

Audience: K-5 Teachers, building admin

Dates: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D45ABA922A20-onward

Location: HBE library

Facilitators: Paula Perkins and Rebecca Watson

Total number of hours: 16.5

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D45ABA922A20-onward

(P191) Guest Speaker- Ian Byrd, Depth and Complexity

Course Description: Gifted students thrive on complex, open-ended tasks but are often confronted with just “more work.” We will learn more about how gifted kids think, and then explore how to ramp up complexity through easy-to-run, but delightfully complex activities and models of instruction that work across all content areas. We’ll explore how to go beyond the basics by integrating thinking skills, combining prompts, and creating sequences that move students towards higher levels of thinking.

Audience: Teachers

Dates: October 10th 4 pm to 6 pm

Location: Camas HS Auditorium

Facilitators: Ian Byrd

Total number of hours: 2

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0944A9AB2FA20-guest

(P190) Using Depth and Complexity for your Advanced Learners – Secondary

Course Description: In this class we will use Depth and Complexity Icons, visual prompts that are designed to help students go beyond surface level understanding of a concept and enhance their ability to think critically. These critical thinking tools help students dig deeper into a concept (depth) and understand that concept with greater complexity. This course ties in to the Ian Byrd presentation in October.

Audience: Secondary teachers

Dates: 9/25/18  4:15 to 6:15pm

Location: ZAC Boardroom

Facilitators: Betty Dietzen, Jackie Graue

Total number of hours: 2

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0944A9AB2FA20-using1