Virtual PD Opportunities

Last Updated: 5/14/2020 3:25 PM








PBIS Webinar Series - Recorded Webinars








    • Please join us for 5 free online sessions, each covering one of the 5 main components of literacy.  Discover strategies and resources crucial to effective literacy instruction. 




OTES 2.0 Planning/High Quality Student Data:















  • Assessment Literacy Virtual Course
    • This course is worth a total of 6 hours (3 if only attend live virtual sessions, 6 for completing all assignments).  Below is information about the course:
      • May 11th: 10:00-11:30 - Virtual session (1.5 hours)
        • Foundations of Assessment Literacy
      • Google Classroom Assignments (~1.5 hours)
        • Depth of Knowledge, Assessment Example 
      • May 18th: 10:00-11:30 - Virtual session (1.5 hours)
        • Planning for Assessment
      • Google Classroom Assignments - completed 1 week following the last session. (~1.5 hours)
        • Blueprint from scratch, Rubrics 






Instructional Practices:







  • Google U

    • Select from many tiered and self-paced modules to increase your understanding of different elements within Google.  Topics include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, Classroom, Youtube, and many more.







Supports for teachers of English Learners:









  • WOWed by Service Virtual PD
    • This course over high quality customer service is on May 28th at 10 am.  Click HERE to register.









  • More Calm, Less Chaos - An Educator Support Community 
  • Putting Your Oxygen Mask On First: Self Care for Educators
    • NEW SESSION ADDED - Join us on Friday, May 8th from 9:00 - 10:30 am.  Understanding our own social emotional skills and how we manage our own stress is the foundation to being regulated.  Research shows that being an educator is one of the most stressful occupations in the country.  Learn how your SEL skills and how you regulate yourself,  impacts how you respond to challenging times, and learn new strategies to build those SEL skills in yourself.  Only regulated adults can regulate the children they work with. Walk away with a Self-Care Plan that has strategies you can implement the next day.




Virtual Book Studies







Virtual Film Studies:

  • Removed 
    • Join us for a study of the film, Removed, about a 10-year-old girl who navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother. Gain a deeper perspective on trauma and its impacts on learning and behavior, and see how you can help build children’s resilience.  Choose one of the Virtual Discussion Sessions: Tuesday, May 5th from 9-10:30 or Thursday, May 7th from 9-10:30.  This film study will take a total of 2.5 Hours - (1 hour film + 1.5 hour session).

  • Love Them First - Lessons From Lucy Lane Elementary
    • Join us for a study of the film, "Love Them First - Lessons From Lucy Lane Elementary."  One year. One principal. One heartbreaking setback as her struggling elementary school fights to get off "the list." Get a view of a window into a world many don't often see. This film documents the exceptional resilience of students struggling with trauma, and the toll of violence in the neighborhood - sharing a principal's sorrow when gunfire ripped through the playground with children outside.  Choose one of the Virtual Discussion Sessions: Monday, May 11th from 1-2:30 pm or Monday, May 18th from 1-2:30 pm.  3 Hours (1.5 Hour Film + 1.5 Hour Discussion)

  • The Kids We Lose
    • Join us for a study of the film, "The Kids We Lose."  See the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and judicial and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need.  Choose one of the Virtual Discussion Sessions: Monday, April 27th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm or Thursday, April 30th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  3 Hours (1.5 Hour Film + 1.5 Hours Discussion)

  • Paper Tigers
    • Join us for a study of the film, "Paper Tigers."  It is at the crossroads of at-risk teens and trauma-informed care, that Paper Tigers takes root. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?  Choose one of the Virtual Discussion Sessions: Tuesday, May 19th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm or Thursday, May 21st from 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  3.25 Hours (1.75 Hour Film + 1.5 Hours Discussion)