(P188) Running Record Professional Development

Course Description: This session will focus on a running record refresher (coding, fluency, accuracy, WCPM) as well as analysis and using the assessment to plan for instruction/intervention.  Please bring your ReadyGEN Assessment Teacher's Manual with you. You will be able to use 2.0 hours of your PD to pay yourself to attend.

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: September 11, 3-5 PM

Location: Conference room B, ZAC

Facilitators: Jennifer Scott

Total number of hours: 2

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

(P187) Moving Forward: Seeing and Serving Highly Capable Students

Course Description: This course offers Camas teachers the latest Hi Cap information for the coming year. Guest speakers include Jennifer McMillan, Morten Hagen from SAM Labs, and district Hi Cap leaders interpreting the newest highlights and additions to our growing program.

Audience: Teachers of Highly Capable grades 3-5

Dates: August 20th, 2018 9am to 12pm

Location: Conference room B ZAC

Facilitators: Jackie Graue, Julie Menor, Betty Dietzen

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0944a9ab2fa20-hicap1

(P186) ReadyGEN 101 for New and Current K-5 Teachers


Course Description: This course will be a ReadyGEN 101 session to learn about the curriculum resources that are connected to our ReadyGEN 2.0 2018-2019 Agreements

Audience: New and Current ELA teachers in K-5

Dates: August 21, 8:30-3:30

Location: Camas School District, ZAC, conference room B

Facilitators: Jennifer Scott

Total number of hours: 7

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ABAA2BA4F85-readygen2

(P185) Hi Cap: Building a Foundation for Gifted Learners II

Course Description: This class is intended for teachers of Hi-Cap students, grades 3-5. In this class, teachers will understand the social and emotional needs of Hi-Cap learners, differentiate with confidence, and learn about the changes for the Camas School District Hi Cap program.

Audience: 3rd – 5th-grade teachers of HC students

Dates: Monday, August 20, from 9 am to noon

Location: ZAC Conference room B

Facilitators: Jackie Graue, Jennifer McMillan, Morten Hagen

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0944A9AB2FA20-hicap1

(P184) Bridges for Experience Teachers

Course Description: This course is designed for teachers who have experience teaching the Bridges curriculum. Participants will go deeper into Bridges alignment with the Common Core mathematical practices, creating routines for problem-solving, and designing interventions/extensions for students using a workshop style lesson design.

Audience: K-5 teachers

Dates: Friday, August 17, 9:00 am-12:00 noon

Location: Woodburn Elementary Library

Facilitators: Evan Lustig and Cassie Irwin

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa5ad29a4fa7-bridges

(P183) Introduction to Bridges

Course Description: This course is designed for teachers who are new to the Camas School District.
During this course you will learn about the following:

-The Bridges scope and sequence
-Teaching strategies for problem strings, workspaces, Number Corner, etc.
-The Bridges assessment system to monitor student learning
-Creating a workshop-style learning environment focused on develop number sense and problem-solving.
-Accessing Bridges online resources

Audience: K-5 Teachers new to the Camas School District.

Dates: Thursday, August 16, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Woodburn Elementary Library

Facilitators: Evan Lustig and Cassie Irwin

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa5ad29a4fa7-introduction

(C182) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators


Course Description: A 12 month PD course, meeting monthly to collaborate around the text Onward. Onward outlines a conceptual framework with 4 parts: who we are, where we are, what we do, and how we are. The book identifies 12 habits and dispositions that can be cultivated in order to build resilience.  Onward is a practical resource for cultivating resilience in educators that is based on the author's research in emotional resilience, psychology, systems thinking, and change management and on ten years of testing in schools and offices.

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: June 21st 9:00-10:30, July 26th online, August 23rd 9:00-10:30

Location: Prune Hill Elementary School Room 20

Facilitators: Andrea McCarty

Total number of hours: 18 (1.5 hours per month)

Signup Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054da5ae2b0-onward

(T181) Sam Labs – Solve real world problems through coding, robotics and social media *STEM HRS APPLY

Course Description: Code inputs (buttons, sliders, light sensors, thermometers, proximity sensors, pressure gages, tilt sensor) and outputs (buzzers, lights, vibrators, motors, servos) through visual coding, block coding, java or python to create working prototypes that solve real world problems.
This may sound complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Have first graders create a working remote control car and add a proximity sensor to have it honk automatically. Using the same parts in new ways, high schoolers can create a working pinball machine, create solutions for pet health or gamify an aspect of their life.
Here are a few videos to help show some possibilities:
Make a working watch- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dWs1ot8n_c
The Lego of the internet- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8ZHMO8JRxw
Working bridge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOubv7jxxA
Basics- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmTjNAUP-M4&t=53s
Super Home- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmfvScwhUI4

Audience: Staff interested in design thinking, logistics and coding

Dates: 4/24

Location: Odyssey Middle School

Facilitators: Meghan Johnson, Tonia Albert & Morten Hagen

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4CAAA82BA75-samlabs  

(P180) CHS Alignment: Missions and Visions

Course Description: This course is designed to help align teacher practices at CHS. Our goal is to create a unified mission and vision that connects directly to practices within the classroom.

Audience: CHS staff

Dates: June 21, 2018

Location: CHS Library

Facilitators: Liza Sejkora

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B084DA4AE22AB9-chsalignment  

(P179) Engagement Strategies


Course Description: Making Thinking Visible Book Study

Audience: All grades and contents

Dates: The following Tuesdays: June 26, July 3 and July 10th from 9-11 AM

Location: TBD (most likely Liberty and a central location in Vancouver)

Facilitators: Ashley Shold

Total number of hours: 6 (does this include reading time? If it does, how do I calculate this?)

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C45A8A629A7FB6-making  

(P178) Engaging Children with STEM/Inquiry Based Challenges

Course Description: This 2-workshop series allows teachers to analyze a model lesson with up to 25 multi-age children before learning strategies and resources for designing their own STEM lessons. Teachers will understand the engineering design process, inquiry-based strategies, methods for integrating math & science, and how to utilize technology to maximize the learning.

Audience: K-5 teachers

Dates: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5-7 pm and Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Woodburn Elementary

Facilitators: Diane Loghry/ Roger Fisher

Total number of hours: 4

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0945AFA8229-engaging

(P177) SLC Planning and Development Workshop

Course Description: This session will work via collaboration on the best practices and system development of the SLC (Structured Learning Center) in the Elementary Setting.  This session is intended for SLC staff and those support personnel that work directly or indirectly with the SLC settings.

Audience: SLC Staff and other support personnel of the SLC program

Dates: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Location: Special Services Conf Room

Facilitators: Jeffrey Niess

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: This will be an invitation-only workshop

(C176) Making Use of School Library Resources

Course Description: Making Use of School Library Resources

Audience: Dorothy Fox teachers or interested Elementary teachers

Dates: Thursday, April 19, Thursday, May 3, Thursday, May 17, 3:40-4:40 p.m.

Location: Dorothy Fox Elementary Library

Facilitators: Sarah Logan

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0445ABAA2BA4F58-making  

(T175) CSD Lego Robotics Coaches Training

Course Description: Training for Elementary Robotics Coaches – STEM clock hours available

Audience: Elementary Robotics Coaches and Parent Coaches and other interested teachers grades 2 & 5

Dates: W 4/11 – 1:45-3:45;  W 4/18 – 1:45-3:45; W 4/25 – 1:45-3:45

Location: ZAC Conference Room D

Facilitators: Jean Maas

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c44a9a62fa2f49-csdlego

(P173) Ready Gen “Lesson Study”


Course Description: Course Description:
Teachers will get a personal, in-depth understanding of READY GEN in the classroom.  Teachers will be guided through the practice of a spiraling curriculum by digging deep into each major component.  Teachers will be using a “lesson study” approach in order for teachers to walk away with a clear understanding of how a spiral program works in literacy. This approach will walk teachers through a real look of how this program is being used in the classroom as well as a closer look at major components such as CLOSE READING, LANGUAGE ANALYSIS, FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS, VOCABULARY,  SMALL GROUPS, and the WRITING PROGRAM. Our overall goal will be to walk away with an improved personal program for our classrooms that matches (or is closer to) the daily pacing schedule READY GEN offers.   


Audience: Literacy Teachers

Dates: Wednesdays 3/14, 3/21, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/ 6  3:00-4:40pm

Location: Dorothy Fox Room 10

Facilitators: Kimberly Daniels

Total number of hours: 11.5

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0549AEA62BA46-ready  

(T172) Promoting Digital Literacy in the Classroom

Course Description: WSU Vancouver Professor Mike Caulfield will facilitate learning around media literacy. Participants will improve their own media literacy skill set and obtain strategies to use with students in their classrooms. Topics covered include fact-checking, lateral research and close reading. Please note the two separate dates for this course. It is suggested that you attend both sessions as the 2nd will build on learning from the 1st session.


Helping Students Find Truth On the Web In an Age of Disinformation, Part I

What do students struggle with when they try to sort truth from fiction of the web? How might we better teach them to tell credible from compromised sources? Mike Caulfield, head of a new nationwide project to teach college students online information literacy, will walk participants through recent research on why students — and adults — struggle to make sense of the web, and how new teaching strategies and web skills can help solve the problem. 

After a brief review of research, participants will walk through hands-on fact-checking activities designed for students high-school age and above, and discuss the pedagogy and structure of successful instruction in this area. Resources to use in classes will be provided. Participants wishing to see the flavor of the instruction can look at the following resources by Mike Caulfield which will be used or referenced in the session:


Audience: middle and high school teachers, middle and high school librarians

Dates: March 12, 4-6 pm and March 26, 4-6 pm

Location: CHS room 507

Facilitators: Sarah Widdop

Total number of hours: 4

Signup Genius Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084da4ae22ab9-promoting

(P171) Instructional Strategies Using ReadyGEN Resources


Course Description: This Professional development will focus on four instructional strategies; small group and intervention support, connecting writing to anchor texts, writing about reading, and vocabulary instruction and cognitive routines.  Teachers will deepen their understanding of the strategies and how ReadyGEN supports teacher instruction and student learning.

Audience: ELA Teachers at Lacamas Elementary

Dates: Tue, February 13 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Tue, February 27 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Tue, March 6 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Tue, March 20 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Lacamas Elementary

Facilitators: Melissa Robinson- TLLR, Jennifer Scott- TOSA

Total number of hours: 6 hours

Signup Genius Link: This is for the staff at Lacamas Elementary

(T170) Differentiated Reading Across the Curriculum with Newsela PRO

Course Description: This is a combination of three Webinar/Group Sessions and 1:1 Coaching for a total of 6 clock hours.  STEM hours include a Literacy in STEM component.  The Sessions will focus on Reading Across the Curriculum, Reflecting on Student Progress, and Cultivating Close Reading.  1:1 Coaching will focus on topics of our webinars in individual classrooms.  The resource used for our topics will be Newsela and the PRO subscription features.

Audience: MS & HS Teachers

Dates: Feb 27, 2018 3:30-5:00 @ ZAC, Mar 27, 2018 3:30-5:00 @ ZAC, May 1 3:30-5:00 @ ZAC,

Location: ZAC

Facilitators: Tonia Albert

Total number of hours: 6

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C44AEAF28AAFB6-differentiated

(P169) Cooperative Learning Strategies

Course Description: Teachers will learn about some cooperative learning strategies that they can implement in their classroom  to get kids engaged, talking, working together, and building their knowledge. Teachers will walk away with over 6 new strategies to implement in their classroom that can be applied across many subjects.  Detailed explanation of the strategies will be provided through video, and participation of the cooperative learning strategies. Teachers will also be able to create useful materials to use in their classroom surrounding cooperative learning strategies.

Audience: Teachers who have their students work in groups.

Dates: 2/20/18 3:45-5:15, 2/22/2018

Location: Grass Valley Elementary Room 205

Facilitators: Mandy Busby

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084AAEAA2DA6FF2-cooperative

(P168) Communication Tools and Strategies for Secondary Classrooms

Course Description: Intro and explanation of communication tools and strategies. This includes low tech and high tech devices (picture visuals and iPad tools) as well as prompting hierarchy strategies to facilitate independence with tools.  Attendees will learn several tools and how to strategies for the classroom.

Audience: Secondary Sped teachers and paras

Dates: Wednesday February 7th at 3:15-4:45 PM and Monday February 12th at 3:15-4:45PM

Location: Skyridge Middle School room# 122

Facilitators: Amber Burnett, MA CCC-SLP

Total number of hours: 3

Signup Genius Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba8a928a0f85-communication‚Äč