Workshop Attendees

We encourage all USD 261 staff to take advantage of the learning opportunities available at The Learning Center. Guests from other districts are always welcome to attend any of our workshops. We offer a full array of classes that are interactive, differentiated, job embedded, sustained and research based. Enroll in a workshop today!

Our Presenters!

The Learning Center has scheduled many well-known presenters and experts who are willing to share their knowledge and to lead workshops, such as Lynn Sawyer, Carol Simoneau, Kevin Honeycutt, Dan Meyer, Brad McCoy, and Dr. John Vandewalle. Along with these, The Learning Center utilizes the expertise of our district’s staff members as presenters, who have practical suggestions that are used successfully every day in their classrooms.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to ALL Participants

Registration Deadline:  June 6, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it in your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning. This workshop will include an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Over 10,000 teachers have participated in a workshop and the majority say it’s the best PD they’ve ever attended.

You’ll also receive (at no cost to you):

  • Printed curriculum guide
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons
  • Fun Code.org swag

Presenter: Jessica Asbury

Jessica Asbury is an elementary STEM teacher for Piper Schools in Kansas City, KS. Along with teaching beginning technology skills to kindergarten through 5th grades, she also works closely with classroom teachers as they integrate 21st Century Skills into their classrooms. She has over 10 years of elementary classroom teaching experience and holds a master’s degree in gifted education. She also organizes an after school program that teaches advanced coding skills through game based exploration. Her passion for coding comes from the simple and natural way it integrates Computer Science with problem solving, creativity and persistence.

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Date and Time:  Thursday, June 14, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 for Out of District

Registration Deadline:  June 7, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will create a variety of foldables that can be used as note taking tools, end of unit projects, and organization tools. Participants will also learn ways to use foldables as stand-alone tools and how they can be placed into composition books. The ideas shared in this workshop are applicable to any grade level!

Presenter: Shauna Tinich

Shauna Tinich has 18 years of teaching experience in the elementary and middle school settings. Currently Shauna teaches all levels of sixth grade science at Haysville West Middle School. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Central College of Iowa and a Master’s of Science in Geoscience from Mississippi State University. Shauna has been trained as a trainer of Dinah Zike Foldables.

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Summer Tech Camp 2018 - Attend one session or all twelve!

Week one:  June 19 - 21

AM Session: 8:30 - 11:30 AM

PM Session: 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, Out of District: $50 per class & $5 off each additional session.

Registration Deadline:  June 12, 2018

**Graduate credit available**
Earn 1 graduate credit from Wichita State University for $70 for attending any combination of four half-day sessions. Also, combine any two half-day sessions with a full day workshop for 1 graduate credit.

Below is a list of the classes offered during the first week of Tech Camp – See the brochure for a complete description of each workshop.

Tuesday, June 19

Session Class Register
AM Remind 101
Presenter: Suzanne Bailey
AM Publisher For The Classroom
Presenter: Rachel Nally
PM Google Classroom
Presenter: Lisa Cundiff & Mark Kane
PM Exploring MyInfinitec.org
Presenter: Beth Zillinger

Wednesday, June 20

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AM Intro to Digital Photography
Presenter: Brenda Kobler
AM Plickers
Presenter: Heather Seachris
PM Podcasting on the PC
Presenter: Brenda Kobler
PM Microsoft 365 Education
Presenter: Lisa Cundiff & Mark Kane

Thursday, June 21

Session Class Register
AM You Tube In The Classroom
Presenter: Natalie Johnson
AM Market Your Classroom With Instagram
Presenter: Heather Seachris
PM Canva
Presenter: Misty Long
PM Makey Makey
Presenter: Suzanne Bailey

Summer Tech Camp 2018 - Attend one session or all twelve!

Week one:  June 26 - 28

AM Session: 8:30 - 11:30 AM

PM Session: 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, Out of District: $50 per class & $5 off each additional session.

Registration Deadline:  June 12, 2017

**Graduate credit available**
Earn 1 graduate credit from Wichita State University for $70 for attending any combination of four half-day sessions. Also, combine any two half-day sessions with a full day workshop for 1 graduate credit.

Below is a list of the classes offered during the second week of Tech Camp – See the brochure for a complete description of each workshop.

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Tuesday, June 26

Session Class Register
AM Quizlet
Presenter: Jeff Maxwell
AM Moby Max
Presenter: Elisha Ewertz
PM Pow Toons
Presenter: Carrie Thrash
PM Edmodo
Presenter: Alisha Ewertz

Wednesday, June 27

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AM Make Beliefs Comix
Presenter: Suzanne Bailey
AM Enchanting Your Classroom with Facebook
Presenter: Kasahra Cotton
PM Weebly
Presenter: Evie Unrein
PM Photostory
Presenter: Charlotte Brickman

Thursday, June 28

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AM Interactive Presentations
Presenter: Amber Dougan
AM Mimio Part 1
Presenter: Krista Pottier
PM Mimio Part 2
Presenter: Krista Pottier
PM Ed Puzzle
Presenter: Marcia Hersh

Date and Time:  Thursday, July 12, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 5, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will create a syllable type and syllable division script that can be taken back to their classroom for use. The first half of the day we will review the six syllable types, the importance of teaching syllables, and view different syllable lessons. In the afternoon we will create scripts, and a PowerPoint for you to take back and use in your classroom.

Presenter: Kasahra Cotton

Kasahra is in her fourth year of teaching and third year as a first grade teacher at Nelson Elementary. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern College and is currently working on her Master’s of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction at Southwestern College. Kasahra loves to share her knowledge with others and has taught a Remind 101, and Facebook class through The Learning Center. She has a passion for research-based reading strategies that engage our struggling and non-struggling readers.

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Date and Time:  Monday, July 16, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 9, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Does the idea of using interactive notebooks with your students sound fabulous, but you just don’t know where to start? Or maybe you already use interactive notebooks but are stuck in a rut with them? In this workshop we will discuss why and how to use interactive notebooks in the classroom to help your students become independent and creative thinkers. You will learn some easy ways of getting started with notebooks – everything from setting one up to organizing to creative decorating. By the end of the day, you will have your own notebook filled with great ideas to take back to your classroom. This workshop is great for elementary to high school teachers who don’t mind a day of coloring, cutting, and gluing with some great learning thrown in!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 8, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

So you know about interactive notebooks. Or you have at least heard about how great interactive notebooks can be! In this workshop we will be looking at different ways to use the ISN (Interactive Student Notebook) in a language arts or reading classroom. We will look at the benefits of using an ISN in the language arts classroom along with ways to implement them so that your students are independent and creative thinkers and learners. This workshop is a great companion to the Interactive Notebooks with a Twist or just on its own. Either way, you will be ready to start the school year with interactive notebooks in your classroom!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, July 18, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 11, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

During this workshop, participants will discover new and creative ways to teach phonics and fluency to upper elementary and middle school students (and even high school). We will discuss the importance and impact of phonics and fluency for reading comprehension. Various techniques, strategies and activities will be examined. Participants will also have time to create activities to use in their own classroom. This workshop will be a good combination of lively discussions along with interaction and creativity!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time:  Thursday, July 19, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  July 19, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Successful implementation of Common Core Standards requires innovative best practices that persuade and prepare students to engage in thoughtful problem solving, as well as encourage better performance through more sophisticated, broad-based assessments. Project-based learning, done well, accomplishes these goals. Participants will learn the effective components of project-based learning and the research behind it. They will learn how to adapt the activities for the learning style and levels of individual students. Participants will learn how to write lesson plans for PBLs, incorporating activities that can be used immediately in the classroom.

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie Dugan has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie lives in the Denver area and provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Leadership knowledge and skills are imperative at all levels of the district and community. If you aspire to be an administrator in your district, this academy will equip you with the tools you need!

Dates:  2018-19 School Year:  Tuesdays: Sept 18, Oct 23, Nov 27, Jan 15, Feb 26, Apr 2, and May 3  - Meets once monthly for seven months

Times:  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost per strand:  $200 per person for Out of District, Free to Haysville USD 261 Employees

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Books Provided:  Now, Discover Your Strengths

Leadership knowledge and skills are imperative at all levels of the District and Community. This Academy will equip you with the tools you need to be a leader in your district.

Sample Session Topics Include:

  • Situational Leadership
  • Understanding Change and Why It Happens
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Tech Tools
  • Balancing Personal and Professional Growth
  • Dealing with Negativity
  • Successful Tips For Interviews
  • And much, much, more!!

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Date and Time: Tuesday, September 6, 2018   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost: $35 per person

SPACE LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE

Registration Deadline:  August 31, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Would you be prepared to help a student or staff member until emergency help arrived in the case of a medical emergency? This training will help you do just that and possibly save a life! At the end of the session you will have a 2 year certification for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR through the American Heart Association and be confident in using the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator.)

Presenter: Life Saver Learning

Life Saver Learning has been providing safety training since 1990. President Michael Ferguson and his team of trainers provide training on a variety of topics including CPR, First Aid, Safety, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and provide certification through the American Heart Association. Michael employs off-duty Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics who will help you feel confident in using life saving techniques.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost: FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Sept 07, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Google’s digital platform is great for easily sharing information and assignments between teachers and their students. Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments has continued with the arrival of powerful updates to Office 365 Education. This workshop will focus on how Google Classroom and Office 365 Education enables teachers to engage every learner.

Presenter: Lisa Cundiff and Mark Kane

Lisa Cundiff is the Director of Instructional Technology for Haysville USD 261 public schools. She has a BA in Education from Arkansas State University and a ME in Educational Administration from Wichita State University.

Mark Kane has been involved with the Haysville School District since he was in preschool at Rex Elementary. He graduated from Campus High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Genetics at the University of Kansas. Mark taught two years at Maize South High School. At this time he is a System Analyst for Haysville USD 261, managing different software systems and helping with various technology needs of our students, teachers and staff.

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 26, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  September 19, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop is geared toward K-8 teachers. We must begin to think of our content standards as the vehicle for helping students develop the communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills necessary for post-secondary success. The Eight Mathematical Practices and the Eight Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS provide teachers with clear guidance for classroom instruction to meet this goal. It is essential to develop an understanding of how the two sets of standards can compliment each other and be used in concert to improve students’ computational thinking in both math and science. In this workshop participants will engage in hands-on activities tailored to the elementary and middle school grade levels to explore, analyze and create science instruction that reflects these practices.

Presenter: Katie Perez

Katie is as an education consultant at ESSDACK. Katie believes that classroom instruction should include relevant, hands-on learning opportunities in which students are authentically engaged in problem/project-based learning. As a result, Katie is committed to providing teachers with professional learning to implement STEAM, PBL, and Maker instruction. She created BOOMLET Learning Science, a K-5 curriculum that supports the Next Generation Science Standards using a STEAM/PBL ap-proach.

Katie's true passion for education is in helping teachers reignite their own passion for teaching and learning. As a facilitator and coach, Katie customizes professional learning to target the specific goals and needs of each educator or audience. She believes that the key to un-locking the full potential of our education system relies on the hope, well-being, and engagement of our educators and students.

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Date and Time:  Thursday, September 27, 2018   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost:  FREE to ALL participants

Registration Deadline:  September 20, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This workshop is designed to demonstrate how each staff member has a role to play in increasing students’ physical activity. It will emphasize the importance of their physical activity and its positive impact on academics, behavior and attendance. Features:
• Research supporting the importance of physical activity
• Strategies to get students moving during class and throughout the school day
• Ideas on how to incorporate movement into curriculum (i.e. math, science)
• New resources for use during recess, lunch and before/after school
• Fun, laughs, interaction, and ACTIVITY!

Presenter:

KSDE, through a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, is offering this workshop. It is sponsored by the following: Healthy Kansas Schools, Kansas State Department of Education, and the Kansas Health Foundation.

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 3, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  September 19, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Nervous about jumping into the substitute teaching world? Sign up for an awesome workshop packed with tips for thriving as a substitute teacher! During this workshop, participants will receive resources for substitute teaching, learn how to be prepared for almost any kind of day, and network with other substitutes. The first half of the day we will look at sample sub plans, discuss classroom management, teaching strategies and navigating a school day. In the afternoon, we will practice filler activities and transitions. We will put together a “bag of tricks” with ready to use activities. You will leave this workshop ready to enter the classroom and charm (almost) any group of students.

Presenter: Becky Stanfield

Becky has fifteen years of classroom experience - most-ly as a middle school classroom teacher, but more recently as a substitute teacher to allow for a flexible schedule. Becky has worked in almost every grade level setting (even if just for a day) and in 4 different school districts. Becky has taken on several long-term substitute positions and has required one for her own class. She misses having her own class, but she loves the variety of meeting new people and learning from other classroom and substitute teachers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University and a Master’s in Environmental Science from Friends University.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018   8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $50 for Out of District Cost includes Workshop and Workbook

Registration Deadline:  October 10, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Study Smarts will be joining us at The Learning Center to lead a workshop that you don't want to miss! It is entertaining, educational and will equip you as a teacher!

Better Grades. Less Stress. More Fun!

For teachers of students in grades 5-12. Training includes: Self Worth, Motivation, Organization, Note Taking, Procrastination Elimination, Learning Styles, Time Management, Goal Setting, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary Building, Memory Techniques, Study Habits, Study Areas, and Test-taking Secrets. Your students will that you for investing in this training!

Presenter: Study Smarts Representative

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Date and Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost:  FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  October 17, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Yay! There’s another adult in the room with me. Now what do I do? In this workshop, we will look at the most effective uses of paraprofessionals in the classroom by exploring what works and what doesn’t work, common misconceptions of what a paraprofessional role is in the classroom, and how the teacher and paraprofessional can work collaboratively to meet the needs of all students. A large portion of the day will be spent on working on a “handbook” or binder to be used specifically for your classroom.

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. Currently, Annie provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time: Tuesday, October 30, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost: FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Oct 23, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Google’s digital platform is great for easily sharing information and assignments between teachers and their students. Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments has continued with the arrival of powerful updates to Office 365 Education. This workshop will focus on how Google Classroom and Office 365 Education enables teachers to engage every learner.

Presenter: Lisa Cundiff and Mark Kane

Lisa Cundiff is the Director of Instructional Technology for Haysville USD 261 public schools. She has a BA in Education from Arkansas State University and a ME in Educational Administration from Wichita State University.

Mark Kane has been involved with the Haysville School District since he was in preschool at Rex Elementary. He graduated from Campus High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Genetics at the University of Kansas. Mark taught two years at Maize South High School. At this time he is a System Analyst for Haysville USD 261, managing different software systems and helping with various technology needs of our students, teachers and staff.

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Date and Time:  Thursday, Nov 08, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Nov 01, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Self-Regulation includes a set of insights and skills students need for academic success, emotional control and healthy social interaction. Helping young people improve their Self-Regulation skills can help them to better handle anger issues, anxieties, impulsiveness, academic challenges, classroom behavior issues, self-esteem struggles, social troubles and more. The presenter will provide recommendations and strategies that you will be able to use with all students, and in particular with students who have behavioral and/or emotional self-control issues. The content of this seminar is consistent with the principles underlying the RTI/MTSS and Positive Behavior Supports movements. In this seminar you will learn how to apply step-by-step strategies/activities to teach young people how to increase Self-Regulation including: Cooling the Flame, My Warning Signs, Melting Freeze, You Can’t Make Me Laugh, Free Emotional Expression, Challenge Software Program, Defiance Trap.

Presenter: Brad Chapin, B.S., LCP, LMLP

Brad Chapin is a best-selling author and an internationally recognized speaker in the area of Self-Regulation. He has nearly 20 years of experience in behavioral health serving children and adults. Brad has a passion for teaching parents and professionals the importance of helping children develop healthy Self-Regulation skills. He continues to create innovative strategies utilizing technology to engage children in the process. Brad believes that Self-Regulation provides an easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement framework for addressing many of the problem areas children and families experience including ADHD, anger/behavior problems, academic issues, social/emotional problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders and anxiety/depression.

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Nov 07, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

Are you in need of some new ideas to increase technology use in your classroom? In this session, you will learn about a variety of tech tools to establish and grow a blended learning environment. During the first part of the day, topics will include tech tools on platforms, lesson presentation, collaboration, visualization, screen casting, flipped/blended learning, and assessment, each flexible enough to work with the technology available in most classrooms. During the second half of the day, teachers will pick their favorite tools and create a plan for how they can use them to become more innovative with their teaching practices. You will have ample time to explore your favorite tech tools so that you can begin implementing them in your classroom right away. This session is geared toward 3rd grade through high school classrooms that have at least 4 or more student devices available to use in their rooms.

Presenter: Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall has previously worked as a 2nd grade teacher and middle school English teacher in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and is currently the K-5 Technology teacher at Oatville Elementary in Haysville. She earned her Elementary Education degree from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Educational Technology with a dual emphasis as a Technology Integration Specialist and Library Media Specialist from Pittsburg State University. Amber has experience teaching in classrooms where technology is available from 12:1 to 1:1. She enjoys helping teachers effectively integrate the technology available to them to individualize student learning and improve engagement.

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, December 05, 2018   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Nov 28, 2018

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

This training demonstrates how the education system can use the ACES study to acknowledge how life experiences impact the bodies’ ability to self-regulate. When educators understand both ACES and toxic stress, a mindset is created allowing for a safe and secure environment to be formed in schools. By creating an educational environment which ensures safety and nurturance for all, students will build relationships with other students and staff, promoting healing. They will in turn be better learners during the school day. Interventions and best practices to address self-regulation for both students and educators will also be shared in this presentation.

Presenter: Cindy Blasi, LMSW, CCTP

Cindy began her education at Kansas State University where she earned a dual degree in Family Studies Human Services/Social Work in May 1998. After graduation, she was accepted into the Social Work Program at Kansas University where she graduated with her Masters' in Social Work in May 2000. She has worked at Derby Public Schools for 18 years and during this time, worked directly with students on various social and emotional needs. She currently leads building wide implementation of behavioral interventions. After receiving her Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certification in August 2016, she has worked toward implementing a trauma sensitive school initiative at Derby Hills Elementary by training staff on Self-Regulation, Mindfulness, Safe Spot, and Mandatory Reporting. She has presented this trauma informed approach at national and statewide conferences. She continues to work closely with Wichita State University as a guest speaker for social work classes.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Jan 23, 2019

Class Description:

Who doesn’t enjoy a great art project? Or a little music? Research shows the integrating art in the classroom can only enhance learning. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the purpose of art (and other creative outlets) and the research behind incorporating these in the classroom. Participants will have plenty of time throughout the day to plan and hopefully create for their own classrooms. A day full of sharing, creating, and taking!!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. She provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time: Wednesday, March 06, 2019   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  Feb 27, 2019

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

So you know about Interactive Notebooks and you LOVE them!! If you are ready to add some new tips and tricks for your notebooks and take it beyond the basics, this workshop is for you. We will look at ways for using your input/output pages, grading methods and rubrics that are easy to use for both teacher and students, note taking strategies (like Cornell), more foldables, and LOTS of time to research and create an Interactive Notebook for your classroom. This workshop is great for elementary to high school teachers, those new and old to Interactive Notebooks, and of course those who don’t mind a day of coloring, cutting, and gluing with some great learning thrown in!

Presenter: Annie Dugan

Annie has twenty years of classroom experience in a Language Arts and Reading classroom. Twelve of these years were spent in Haysville USD 261 at both Haysville Middle School and Haysville West Middle School as an intensive reading teacher. She has a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on reading. She has extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing reading curriculum which focus on research and best practices to maximize learning opportunities in a diverse classroom. She provides reading consulting and tutoring through her own practice, Inspired Literacy.

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Date and Time: Thursday, April 10, 2019   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  April 03, 2019

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, Twitter is becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. Twitter gives new opportunities to teach digital citizenship and connect to other learning communities and new educational content. During this workshop, participants will learn how to utilize Twitter in their classrooms… from informing parents of the events of the school day to interacting with students all over the world. We will spend our day learning the basics of Twitter and how to get students engaged with your classroom Twitter page. We will also participate in a Twitter chat and learn ways to grow our professional learning network.

Presenter: Stephanie High

Stephanie High has eleven years of classroom experience teaching second graders at Prairie Elementary. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Friends University. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Stephanie spends her free time creating and selling teaching materials on Teachers Pay Teachers as well as connecting with other teachers through Twitter & other social media sites. She has a passion for exploring different ways to engage students in learning.

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Date and Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2019   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

FREE to USD 261 Staff, $100 Out of District

Registration Deadline:  June 04, 2019

**Graduate credit available**

Class Description:

As educators and in our personal lives, we encounter students, friends, family, and peers who have experienced loss or trauma and are dealing with grief. We will explore types of loss, differences in how children and adults react to loss and trauma, and how to support those who are grieving. The morning session will cover types of loss in childhood, how children react to trauma and loss and the effect it has on the developing brain, and how children grieve differently than adults. We will discuss how to support them in the school setting and elsewhere. The afternoon will cover types of loss experienced by adults, how adults grieve, grieving styles, expectations in American society about grief, and how to support adults who have suffered loss or trauma.

Presenter: Terri Gray

Terri is a Grief & Loss Counselor and Coach, certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. in Communication Disorders & Sciences at Wichita State University, and worked as a speech-language pathologist, serving ages birth through adult, in both private and public schools for 37 years. Working with students with special needs and their families, and experiencing the recent death of loved ones led her to explore the various types of loss and the grieving process. This ultimately led her to become a Certified Grief & Loss Coach and Counselor and hospice bereavement volunteer. She is currently working with her church, Heartland Hospice, and the Wichita Catholic Diocese, presenting workshops and offering counseling and support in the areas of grief and loss.

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