Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

On this page, you'll find a list of upcoming CES workshops and events with the option to narrow the results by a specific Month and Year. Click on the event title for more details to register online. 

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March

English Language Learners PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners
Event Start Date: 
Oct 17 2018 - 1:00pm
Nov 7 2018 - 1:00pm
Dec 19 2018 - 1:00pm
Mar 20 2019 - 1:00pm
Apr 10 2019 - 1:00pm
May 15 2019 - 1:00pm

Calling all EL Teachers! The ELL PLC is a group of ESL teachers who come together to learn about new developments in the field (state specific and beyond) and share their expertise around working with students and families. Most importantly, it is a place to get support from fellow teachers.

There is no charge for participation. Certificates of attendance and PDPs are available. Please note: you must register here in order to receive a certificate or PDPs.

Status:
Active

Dual Language Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

graphic thumbnail with text: Early Childhood Professional Development
Offered by: 
Early Childhood - Educator Trainings - Professional Development - English Language Learners
Event Start Date: 
Mar 22 2019 - 9:00am
Language acquisition is one of the most important developmental milestones of childhood and young Dual language Learners (DLL) present an opportunity to develop two languages simultaneously. This course will provide participants with an orientation to the best practices for young DLL's that support children's language, social-emotional and literacy development.
Status:
Active

New Digital Literacy/Computer Science Standards for Grades K-4

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Mar 26 2019 - 4:30pm

For kids just entering school, teaching Digital Literacy and Computer Science skills is about giving them the thinking skills that will help them become proactive learners and citizen. The new DLCS Standards and ways to incorporate them into all curricular areas will be explored with hands-on and digital resources. 

Status:
Active

ONLINE: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Mar 27 2019 - 9:00am
This fully-online graduate course supports content and instruction for teachers of History/Social Studies/Humanities and for Special Education teachers. Employing primary sources and analysis tools, it is grounded in innovative practice by historians, civic educators, and based on current research and classroom practices in Special Education.
Status:
Active

Librarian and Media Specialists PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Oct 18 2018 - 4:30pm
Nov 15 2018 - 4:30pm
Jan 17 2019 - 4:30pm
Feb 28 2019 - 4:30pm
Mar 28 2019 - 4:30pm
Apr 25 2019 - 4:30pm
Jun 6 2019 - 4:30pm

This Professional Learning Community is designed to provide a space for Librarian/Media Specialists throughout the region to address and discuss a range of topics that are of vital importance in today's schools. At the first meeting, participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on the following topics and establish a set of priorities for the coming school year:

Status:
Active

April

Understanding Learning - Three Day Workshop

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners - Struggling Learners - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Apr 1 2019 - 9:00am
Memory Systems and the Brain
This 3-session workshop explores how the effectiveness of our teaching can be maximized by understanding how the brain’s memory systems work in learning. With this basis, our instructional decisions become more directly connected to what furthers student learning, and we can troubleshoot individual student's challenges more astutely. We become "learning specialists." English learners, students with special needs, as well as generally struggling students particularly benefit from teachers who have "learning specialist" perspective.
Status:
Active

Social Justice and Equity in Schools PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Oct 2 2018 - 4:00pm
Nov 6 2018 - 4:00pm
Dec 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Feb 5 2019 - 4:00pm
Mar 5 2019 - 4:00pm
Apr 2 2019 - 4:00pm
May 7 2019 - 4:00pm
Jun 4 2019 - 4:00pm

As part of the Social Justice and Equity Initiative at the Collaborative, we are hosting a PLC for educators and administrators from our member districts, and for CES employees. This monthly PLC will provide the space and time for participants to explore issues of social justice in schools. Participants will have the opportunity to develop support and inspiration networks across districts and schools with other educators, administrators and advocates.

Participants are encouraged to come to all meetings, if possible. There is no charge for participation.

Status:
Active

Trauma Informed Teaching

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Apr 3 2019 - 12:00pm
A significant percentage of school age children have experienced trauma, and traumatic experiences in childhood can lead to a combination of social, emotional and academic difficulties that impact learning, behavior and relationships at school.
Status:
Active

Technology in Education PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2018 - 8:30am
Nov 1 2018 - 8:30am
Dec 6 2018 - 8:30am
Jan 3 2019 - 8:30am
Feb 7 2019 - 8:30am
Mar 7 2019 - 8:30am
Apr 4 2019 - 8:30am
May 2 2019 - 8:30am

The professional learning community is a collegial discussion group for technology directors, coordinators, and educators at all levels that meets regularly throughout the school year. 

Status:
Active

Teaching to Strengths: Two Day Workshop

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Dec 7 2018 - 9:00am
Apr 8 2019 - 9:00am
Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress

One in every two students is experiencing some type of childhood trauma. This startling statistic has, understandably, raised our alarm about what we can do to support them. Instead of looking at what is "broken"; in the lives of these students, this workshop will emphasize the urgent need for evidence-based teaching and leadership practices that focus on seeing, acknowledging, and capitalizing on the many assets these students and their families possess.

Status:
Active

Tech Integration/Educational Technologist PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - Technology
Event Start Date: 
Jan 14 2019 - 3:30pm
Feb 11 2019 - 3:30pm
Mar 11 2019 - 3:30pm
Apr 8 2019 - 3:30pm
May 6 2019 - 3:30pm

This professional learning community is for educators and leaders who are responsible for:

  • identifying and growing educator technology skills
  • developing differentiated learning opportunities
  • inspiring paths to innovative pedagogy
  • planning for strategic and continued growth

This monthly PLC will provide the space and time for participants to explore issues related to technology in schools and create a deeper understanding of how technology promotes our human connection to one another.

Status:
Active

Social Studies PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Oct 4 2018 - 3:30pm
Apr 9 2019 - 3:30pm

The Social Studies PLC is a supportive community of dynamic history and social studies school leaders, including academic department chairs, social studies coordinators, building and district resource staff, and curriculum directors or assistant directors.

Status:
Active

English Language Learners PLC

Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners
Event Start Date: 
Oct 17 2018 - 1:00pm
Nov 7 2018 - 1:00pm
Dec 19 2018 - 1:00pm
Mar 20 2019 - 1:00pm
Apr 10 2019 - 1:00pm
May 15 2019 - 1:00pm

Calling all EL Teachers! The ELL PLC is a group of ESL teachers who come together to learn about new developments in the field (state specific and beyond) and share their expertise around working with students and families. Most importantly, it is a place to get support from fellow teachers.

There is no charge for participation. Certificates of attendance and PDPs are available. Please note: you must register here in order to receive a certificate or PDPs.

Status:
Active

The Office of the Northwestern District Attorney's Safe and Healthy School Summit

Offered by: 
Healthy Families and Communities - Professional Development - Strategic Planning Initiative for Families and Youth
Event Start Date: 
Apr 11 2019 - 8:00am
Rights and Responsibilities in Schools: Guidance for Navigating Challenging Issues

This conference will explore how to cultivate a respectful school climate and will be helpful to anyone interested in promoting a healthy school climate in their communities.

Status:
Active

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Healthy Families and Communities - Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Apr 11 2019 - 8:30am
Jul 8 2019 - 8:30am
The Youth Mental Health First Aid training is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help a young person who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis.
Status:
Active

Curriculum Leaders Professional Group

Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Sep 14 2018 - 12:30pm
Oct 12 2018 - 12:30pm
Nov 9 2018 - 12:30pm
Dec 7 2018 - 12:30pm
Jan 18 2019 - 12:30pm
Feb 15 2019 - 12:30pm
Mar 8 2019 - 12:30pm
Apr 12 2019 - 12:30pm
May 10 2019 - 12:30pm
Jun 14 2019 - 12:30pm

The Curriculum Leaders Professional Group addresses timely issues related to curriculum, instruction and assessment in PK-12 educational programs. Participants explore evidence-based approaches to problems of practice related to student outcomes. Members pose questions, share resources and support one another as thinking partners.

Participants are encouraged to come to all meetings if possible. There is no charge for participation.

Status:
Active

Leading to Improve Outcomes for English Learners

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - English Language Learners
Event Start Date: 
Apr 22 2019 - 4:00pm
This workshop will survey core practices in evidence-based instruction for all learners (tier 1 practices); evidence-based sheltered content instruction; and effective practices in the ESL classroom. Participants will explore effective practices to lead instruction for ELs (and all learners), and identify next actions in their district, school, department or team.
Status:
Active

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies - Two Days

Emerging America
Offered by: 
Professional Development - History and Social Studies
Event Start Date: 
Apr 23 2019 - 8:30am
Social studies offers powerful strategies to engage diverse learners with informational texts, hands-on activities, and meaningful writing. Join Laurie Risler, veteran elementary teacher and specialist on exceptional learning, to explore strategies to teach social studies in elementary schools and develop plans for your classroom and school.
Status:
Active

Transforming Bias in Classrooms and Schools - Two Day Workshop

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development
Event Start Date: 
Apr 25 2019 - 9:00am

Participants will conduct a thorough and self-reflective examination of how unconscious bias shows up in our daily-lives and will then engage in a collaborative, creative, and concrete exploration of ways to build anti-bias frameworks into: classroom instruction; classroom culture; family and community engagement; and teacher leadership.

Status:
Active

Ready to Learn: The Art and Science of Building Executive Functioning

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional Development - Summer Academy - Special Education
Event Start Date: 
Apr 25 2019 - 4:30pm

Learning and engagement requires a range of foundational skills including sustained attention, planning, patience, and organization; all of these skills are part of what we call "executive functioning" (EF). In this course you will learn definitions of EF, understand why EF is so essential to learning across content areas, and walk away with upbeat and useful tools and strategies to engage and support the learning of students with and without special needs. 

Status:
Active

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