CUENV Summer Camp 2015 is June 17-18!

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 with the 21st Century Competencies in mind.  If you have never presented at a conference, this will be an awesome way to get your feet wet!  

Take a look at the 21st Century Competencies found HERE.   What strategies and tools do you use with your students to support any one of these?  Your knowledge and experience is valuable (even if you don’t think so)!   

Please submit your proposal HERE.

Contact Terra Graves tgraves@washoeschools.net  if you have any questions.

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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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Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
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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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Ongoing staff professional development to facilitate online and face-to-face staff training with web 2.0 tools and their implementation in the classroom.

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The Intel® Teach Elements/e4eNV: 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 course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students' learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises.

This course is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools which are increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises. Direct connections to Common Core Standards (CCSS) are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

It is important that school leaders stay abreast of the newest trends in education and to gain the necessary knowledge to inform and assist fellow educators choosing to implement new methods of instruction.  In this course, school leaders will be introduced to the flipped classroom approach to instruction.  According to the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, " “flipping the classroom” means that students gain first exposure to new material outside of class, usually via reading or lecture videos, and then use class time to do the harder work of assimilating that knowledge, perhaps through problem-solving, discussion, or debates."

Participants in this class will gain a deep understanding of the common core mathematics standards, next generation science standards, and ISTE standards and how to integrate the standards from the STEM disciplines into a unit plan. Participants will learn methods for unpacking standards in order to find connections across the four STEM disciplines. While the standards unpacking techniques presented in this course will be in the context of developing project-based, STEM units, the skills will be generalize-able to other content standards.

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Teacher: Valerie Keglovits

Teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project-Based Approaches (PBA) using specific classroom scenarios. Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects. The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBA concepts with action planning exercises.

This is the third of four courses offered through the WCSD in conjunction with Sierra Nevada College that assists certified WCSD teachers in getting their TESL endorsement through the state of Nevada.

 

This course is an intensive look at language learning for ELLs in the mainstream classroom. We will critically investigate methods and strategies commonly used with ELLs analyze their

effectiveness. You will be asked to learn strategies, and apply them in your own classroom and in your lesson plans for the upcoming Curriculum & Instruction class. These two classes are

linked together. Our class time will be spent sharing new methods and strategies, and your time at home will be for the purpose of researching, responding to dialogue discussions,

reflecting, and preparing for team strategy presentations.

 

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 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 open to all WCSD Education Technology Specialists (ETS) in their first two years of employment as well as any more experienced ETS who wish to refresh their knowledge. This course will count toward ETS Academy Certification. Topics covered include professionalism, i-SAFE curriculum, Windows environment, Microsoft K-6 curriculum, SkillPort training, student management in the computer lab, 21st Century Learning dimensions, Web 2.0, and MAP tests.

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.

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