Professional Learning (PD)

Welcome to the Professional Learning Page
You may be asking yourself why this section is not called Professional Development or Training. Why do we say professional learning? Recently the National Staff Development Council, renamed Learning Forward changed the standards for effective professional development to the Standards for Professional Learning to reflect the specific practices school systems and schools must put in place to improve the performance of educators and students.

Upcoming Professional Learning Events
 Date/Time/LocationEvent 

February 8, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

SWIC, Room 123

500 South 4th Street,

Red Bud, IL 62278 

Assessments In-Action: I Have Data, So What’s Next? (Day 2)

Workshop Dates ‐ November 2, 2015, February 8, 2016 and April 11, 2016.

Cost: $180 for the series

Presenters: Marybeth McCormick and Seren Conner

Participants will learn to:

  • Acquire knowledge of what assessments to use to establish data
  • Create a system to organize their data
  • Select interventions based upon data
  • Utilize differentiation to meet the needs of their diverse learners
  • Evaluate the growth of their learners
February 11, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

SWIC, Room 123

500 South 4th Street,

Red Bud, IL 62278
Science NGSS (Foundational Services for All)

This introduction to 3 Dimensional Learning of the NGSS is considered "Module 1" of Foundational Services for Science.

This is a Foundational Service event and you must register here (click on the month and date on the calendar for the link). 

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Lunch is on your own

February 17, 2016 and February 26, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

SWIC, Room 123

500 South 4th Street,

Red Bud, IL 62278
Register Here
Tools Needed to Bring NGSS to the Classroom (Part 1)

This is a two day event.  Participants are expected to attend both days.

This is Part I of "Module 2" of Foundational Services for Science.  It is designed to introduce teacher’s methods and resources for designing NGSS units.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend the introductory "Module"1 of Foundational Services prior to attending this workshop.
February 22, 2016 and April 19, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

SWIC, Room 123

500 South 4th Street,

Red Bud, IL 62278
Register Here
Curriculum Planning In-Action: How Can I Use Backwards Design to Plan a Unit? (K-8, Day 1)

Presenters: Marybeth McCormick and Ryan McClellan

Day 1:  Using Your Standards to Create Measurable Learning Targets

Day 2:  Unit Planning
February 23, 2016 and April 20, 2016 8:30 am-3:30 pm

SWIC, Room 123

500 South 4th Street,

Red Bud, IL 62278
Register Here

Curriculum Planning In-Action: How Can I Use Backwards Design to Plan a Unit?  (9-12, Day 1)

Audience: 9-12 Teachers and Administrators

Cost: $120 for the series 

Presenters: Marybeth McCormick and Ryan McClellan

Day 1:  Using Your Standards to Create Measurable Learning Targets

Day 2:  Unit Planning
March 15, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

Monroe County Annex Building

901 Illinois Avenue

Waterloo, IL 62298
Register Here

Math In-Action: What Does a Common Core Classroom Look and Sound Like? (K-4, Day 3)

Audience: K‐4 Teachers and Administrators

Workshop Dates ‐ November 9, 2015, December 9, 2015 and March 15, 2016.

Cost: $180 for the series OR College Credit at an additional cost

Presenter: Marybeth McCormick 

Participants will learn to:

  • The full depth of their grade‐level standards
  • More about the standards above and below their grade
  • To implement the 8 Mathematical Practices into their classroom
  • To make tasks and/or tweak pre‐made tasks for alignment to the standards
  • How to assess student work
  • How to implement math discourse to increase student engagement
 March 16, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

Monroe County Annex Building

901 Illinois Avenue

Register Here

Math In-Action: What Does a Common Core Classroom Look and Sound Like? (5-8, Day 3)

Audience: 5-8 Teachers and Administrators

Workshop Dates ‐ November 9, 2015,  December 9, 2015 and March 15, 2016

Cost: $180 for the series OR College Credit at an additional cost

Presenters: Julie Tiemann

Participants will learn to:

  • The full depth of their grade‐level standards
  • More about the standards above and below their grade
  • To implement the 8 Mathematical Practices into their classroom
  • To make tasks and/or tweak pre‐made tasks for alignment to the standards
  • How to assess student work
  • How to implement math discourse to increase student engagement
March 21, 2016

8:30 am-3:30 pm

SWIC, Room 123

500 South 4th Street,

Red Bud, IL 62278

Register Here

Classrooms In-Action: How Do I Create a Student-Centered Classroom?  (K-5, Day 3)

Workshop Dates ‐ October 19, 2015, December 1, 2015 and March 21, 2016.

Cost: $180 for the series

Presenters: Marybeth McCormick and Charlene Stewart and Kim Leonard will present their student-centered 5th grade classrooms on Day 3.

Participants will learn to:

  • How to set up their classrooms to foster student engagement
  • Ways to use their students’ interest to enhance their classroom lessons
  • Strategies to establish the role of the teacher as the facilitator
  • Ways to enhance student talk to facilitate student interaction with others
  • Options for viable formative assessments that inform instruction 

Professional Learning