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    21CLD & CUENV Summer Camp, A 21st Century Learning Retreat for Teachers coming soon!
    by Terra Graves (Moodle Admin) - Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 10:57 AM
     

    21CLD & CUENV Summer Camp

    A 21st Century Learning Retreat for Teachers

    CUENV Summer Camp exposes teachers to a variety of 21st century tools and resources that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement, productivity, and learning.  Each day will begin with a 75 minute ...

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    Call for Proposals! CUENV Summer Camp is June 17-18
    by Terra Graves (Moodle Admin) - Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:39 AM
     

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    We are still accepting proposals for the Third Annual Summer Camp!

     

    Now is your chance to facilitate a session at one of the most exciting learning experiences in northern Nevada!  We are looking for educators who are passionate about teaching ...

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    Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
    by Terra Graves (Moodle Admin) - Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:11 PM
     

    Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms course is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets  the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this six-week course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and ...

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    This class will focus on SEL strategies using Mind Up which is the School district's adopted SEL program for Pre-K through 8th grade.  We will have four face to face meetings for an hour each on September 15, October 13, November 10 and December 8 from 4pm-5pm at Alice Smith Elementary School.  We will have online discussion questions and conversations through moodle for the weeks that we are not meeting face to face until December 22. We will become familiar with the WCSD SEL competencies and standards.  We will participate in brain breaks, opening and closing activities and morning meetings for your classroom.  We will discuss and collaborate strategies for teaching Mind Up and integrate those practices throughout the school day.

    This is the second course of four in a cohort offered by WCSD and Sierra Nevada College for certified teachers in WCSD that have been accepted into the cohort to complete coursework to become TESOL Certified in the state of Nevada.  This course covers the assessments used when qualifying and monitoring ELLs in compliance with federal and state regulations.  The course also examines formative and summative assessments used with ELLs and what types of language data can be derived form those assessments and how it can be used to drive language and content instruction.  This is an 8 week course that meets weekly face to face but also contains online elements for completion.

    This course is intended to help you through the initial set-up of your Activbaord, give you a couple of entry points to start using the technology and a few tips on making your board an interactive and engaging instructional tool from Day 1!

    Systems thinking is a process of looking at a personal or organization vision and comparing it with current reality. There is generally a gap between the two. Systems thinking helps to find solutions within the system to close the gap. Often times, the system and the structure of the system is driving the behavior within the system. Looking at the system collaboratively using the lens of systems thinking, we are better able to understand the complexity of how the organization or system really functions, change our own thinking that may be interfering, change our behavior and understand some predictable but often over-looked problem-causing characteristics of systems. In this course, participants will gain an introduction to the five disciplines of learning organizations- personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team building, and systems thinking.


    Later, using what was have learned, participants will look at an issue (personal, organizational or global) and describe it using the tools and concepts of systems thinking, create a chart and discover some possible interventions that could resolve the issue or help the problems in the system. The hope is that once the teacher is able to apply systems thinking to his or her own life or areas of interest, he or she will be able to introduce the systems thinking concepts in the classroom and students will be able to use it to resolve their own problematic issues.

    Thinking Critically with Data course is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them. Teachers will understand how to design student projects and assessments that address critical thinking skills when collecting and analyzing data. Additionally, they will see how technology can support students' collection, organization, and presentation of data. The course also offers practical tips for implementing projects that ask students to think critically with data.

    This course is the first in a series of four classes that the WCSD ELL Cohort will take in conjunction with Sierra Nevada College.  This course covers content that includes how students acquire a second language and the role that educators play in that process.  There are 24 face to face hours and 21 hours of work that are completed in an online format.

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    Curriculum is the content, activities, and materials employed in the attainment of educational outcomes.  We will explore how curriculum for ELLs is developed and how it looks from different perspectives. Participants in this course will review, analyze and select quality content appropriate for English Learners within and to supplement a proscribed curriculum.  We will also investigate critical components of curricula that facilitate the acquisition of academic English, and design thematic content curricula across subject areas and/or the four language domains to address a range of English proficiency levels. 

    This course is a culmination of all learning in the previous three TESL cohort courses.  You are expected to draw upon and refer to (and cite) this learning throughout the Curriculum & Instruction course activities, with particular attention to the application of language acquisition and assessment theory, as well as methods and strategies for instruction and assessment of ELLs.

    This course focuses in the 6 instructional shifts in ELA instruction that will occur with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Participants will engage in reading, watching videos and discussion around these 6 Shifts and will share different ways they are using the 6 Shifts in their classroom.

    This course is designed to provide intermediate level instruction in conversational Spanish for WCSD employees. As our demographics continue to change, instruction for effective communication and language acquisition is necessary to strengthen family/ school partnerships. This course is designed for individuals who are interested in improving their ability to converse with Spanish-speaking parents/families, students, and colleagues in the workplace. This is an on-line course. The instructor will provide video lessons and integrate fun exercises in speaking Spanish in a webinar setting. Participants will work on-line on the Duolingo platform to complete language exercises. Coursework will cover present tense verb conjugations, extended school-related vocabulary, and customer service vocabulary.

    This course is designed to provide instruction in Conversational Spanish for individuals who have little or no Spanish-speaking skills and are interested in learning basic Spanish communication skills. This is an on-line course. The instructor will provide video lessons and integrate fun exercises in speaking Spanish in a webinar setting. Participants will work on-line on the Duolingo platform to complete language exercises. Coursework will cover the alphabet and vowels, greetings, numbers, calendar-related words, places and things at the school site, and key question words.

    Class website for general chemistry course held at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno, NV

    Online AP Chemistry course for Mrs. Crowley at Damonte Ranch High School.

    Honor's Chemistry course at Damonte Ranch HS with Mrs. Crowley.

    I would like to create an online course to supplement my classroom teaching.