Workshops

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Jun 17*

AIG Certification Face to Face Training (K-12) 2024

personAngie Lamb and Cheryl Rhea

location_onStone Center at Wilkes County Schools Administration Center - 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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Additional Dates: 06/18/24, 06/19/24, 06/20/24, 06/21/24



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Do you need an interpreter? To register for this session, please use the link below. Please do NOT register using the teal/purple registration button!



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To register for this session, please use the link above. Please do NOT register using the teal/purple registration button!

This course also has an additional Canvas Course (30 hours) to complete the entire AIG Certification. The NWRESA AIG Certification is valid to all NWRESA members. If you move districts within our RESA, districts have agreed to honor the training so you can serve AIG students. To have AIG added to your license, you must take the Praxis and apply to the licensure department at NCDPI.

Time:

9:00-4:00

In-person for 30 hours followed by 30 hours of online coursework

Cost:

$250 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

6.0 General

Target Audience:

Teachers










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Jun 25

Robotics Technologies Bee Bots, Ozobots

personEmily Absher, Digital Learning and Media Specialist

location_onCaldwell County Schools

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Please bring a laptop, tablet, or similar device charged and ready for use. Do you need an interpreter?



Get ready to buzz with excitement in our professional development session focused on Bee-Bots and Ozobots for educators! Join us as we dive into the hive of Bee-Bots through hands-on exploration and collaborative learning. This workshop will provide practical strategies and resources for educators to harness the power of Bee-Bots across the curriculum to enhance lessons and introduce basic concepts of coding and computational thinking in a playful and hands-on way. Participants will also delve into the exciting world of Ozobots, tiny programmable robots that blend coding with creativity. Participants will learn how to effectively incorporate Ozobots into various subjects, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills among students.

Educators will leave this session equipped with the knowledge and confidence to integrate Bee-Bots and Ozobots into their teaching practice, igniting excitement and engagement in their student’s learning journey

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 DLC Credit/General

Target Audience:

Teachers










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Jun 25

Basics and Beyond: Harnessing the power of AI for your...

personStacy Lovdahl, NCDPI Innovative Learning Catalyst

location_onWilkes County Schools Administrative Offices - Boardroom (613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659)

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You work hard - Use AI to work smarter! In this workshop you will learn how you can use artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to save time and infuse critical thinking and creativity into your lessons with AI. Learn to integrate AI into your teaching practice, create power prompts and learn about helpful AI tools. Also learn how to use student facing AI tools that engage students in critical thinking and creativity in this hands-on workshop. AI is more than ChatGPT and it’s not just about cheating. Let’s talk about that!

Participants must bring a charged device, laptop or chromebook preferred.

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 General CEU

Target Audience:

Teachers










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Jun 27

Makey Makeys and Spheros

personEmily Absher, Digital Learning and Media Specialist

location_onCaldwell County Schools

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Embark on an interactive journey into the world of Makey Makeys with our dynamic professional development session designed for educators. This hands-on workshop offers teachers a deep dive into the creative potential of Makey Makeys, innovative invention kits that turn everyday objects into touchpads. Through engaging activities and guided exploration, participants will discover how to integrate Makey Makeys across various subjects, fostering interdisciplinary learning and sparking students’ creativity. Educators will leave this session equipped with the knowledge and confidence to unleash the full potential of Makey Makeys in their classrooms, igniting a passion for STEM and innovation in their students.

Immerse yourself in an interactive professional development session tailored for educators eager to explore the potential of Sphero robots in the classroom. This hands-on workshop offers teachers an opportunity to delve into the exciting world of Spheros, programmable spherical robots that blend technology with creativity. Through guided and collaborative challenges, participants will discover innovative ways to integrate Spheros into various subjects, from math and science to art and physical education.
By the end of this session, attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and confidence to harness the potential of Spheros as a powerful educational tool in their teaching practice.

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 DLC Credit/General

Target Audience:

Teachers










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Jul 10

AI Crossing Guard: AI as a Thought Partner to Align and...

personJordan Caldwell, Northwest DTL Consultant, NCDPI

location_onHickory Public Schools PD Lab

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AI tools can drastically improve your efficiency as well as your access to information and creativity. In this session, we will explore how to use AI tools to help when creating crosswalks and looking for alignment between important guiding documents such as your strategic plan, instructional models, standard course of study, and NC Portrait of a Graduate.

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

.6 General

Target Audience:

Teachers










All Fields Required


Jul 15*

Foundations of Mathematics

personAlycen Wilson

location_onHickory Public Schools PD Lab

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Additional Dates: 07/16/24, 07/17/24, 07/18/24, 07/19/24



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Foundations of Mathematics is a high-quality professional learning course based on the most current research. It provides educators and administrators with the foundational knowledge needed to support students with persistent challenges in mathematics, including dyscalculia. This rigorous course utilizes evidence-based strategies along with a comprehensive assessment system to guide instructional planning and delivery. Topics include Numeration, Quantity and Magnitude, Equality, Base Ten, Form of a Number, Proportional Reasoning, and Geometric and Algebraic Thinking. Specific strategies using explicit, multi-sensory, systematic instruction are modeled and delivered using student work samples and error analysis through active participation.

Time:

9:00-4:00

Cost:

$250 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Math Content each day

Target Audience:

Math Teachers










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Jul 29*

K-2 Conceptual Math: Addition/Subtraction/Place Value

personDr, Drew Polly

location_onWilkes County School Administrative Offices- Stone Center

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Additional Dates: 08/08/24, 09/17/24



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Participants will explore and analyze ways to develop K-2 learners' number sense with a focus on addition, subtraction, and place value concepts. Time will be spent on designing and modifying word problems, differentiation, and how to use data to inform teaching.

Time:

8:30-11:30 am

Cost:

$25 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.3 Content per day

Target Audience:

K-2 Teachers










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Jul 29*

3-5 Conceptual Math: Multiplication/Division/Fractions

personDr, Drew Polly

location_onWilkes County School Administrative Offices- Stone Center

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Additional Dates: 08/08/24, 09/17/24



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3-5
Participants will explore and analyze ways to develop Grade 3-5 learners' work with whole number multiplication, whole number division, and fractions. Time will be spent on designing and modifying word problems, differentiation, and how to ensure that tasks align to the full rigor of the North Carolina Standards and items on the End of Grade tests.

Time:

12:00-3:00

Cost:

$25 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.3 Content per day

Target Audience:

3-5 Teachers










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Jul 30

Science Content Training for K-2 Teachers

personCarol Moore, CEO and President STEM West

location_onCaldwell County Schools Boardroom

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Participants will engage in deconstruction of the new standards with a focus on vertical alignment, content, and applicable classroom activities/resources. This training will assist in building self-efficacy about the science standards they are to teach in grades K-2

Time:

9:00-4:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.6 Content Credit

Target Audience:

K-2 Teachers










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Aug 06

Math Dyscalculia – Understanding Specific Learning...

personTBD

location_onFreedman Center Staff Development Room - (332 Greenhaven Dr. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645)

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Dyscalculia is the term for children whose math difficulties persist even when they receive excellent instruction. This workshop includes:
● Learning about indicators of students at risk
● How to individualize instruction for students in math in small group and in core instruction
● Principles for designing interventions in math
● Explicit instruction design
● Visual representations in math
● Ideas to promote procedural fluency

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Content

Target Audience:

Math Teachers










All Fields Required


Aug 06

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2024

personDr. Frannie Varker, ASU and Dr. Evan Small, Elon University

location_onWilkes County Schools Administrative Offices - Boardroom (613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659)

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There is a 2 hour, self-paced online course that must be completed before July 23.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a national certification program offered through the National Council for Mental WellBeing and provides folks with the knowledge and skills needed to assist those who might be experiencing a mental health crisis. One of their programs is specifically for folks who work with youth. You can learn more about MHFA here and Youth MHFA on the attached document. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18. The training results in a 3-year certification.

There is an initiative through the governor’s office to provide Youth MHFA trainings to as many teachers and school personnel as possible. This initiative is covering the costs of the certification itself ($50) and paying teachers $150 for their time in participating in the certification.

Time:

8:30-1:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.6 General

Target Audience:

Counselors, teachers, and administrators










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Aug 07

Empowering Mathematicians through Hands-on Learning in the...

personEmily Myers, NCCAT Senior Math Specialist

location_onWilkes County Schools Administrative Offices - Boardroom

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How do we empower middle and high school mathematicians to flourish as they create meaning in mathematics? Join us as we explore the CRA (concrete-representational-abstract) model in the secondary math classroom, where educators learn how to empower students through hands-on opportunities. This program will explore Fraction Tiles, Hands-On Equations, or Algebra Tiles for 5-12 math teachers.

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Content

Target Audience:

5-12 Math Teachers










All Fields Required


Aug 08

Authentic Problem-Solving in Secondary Mathematics

personEmily Myers, NCCAT Senior Math Specialist

location_onWilkes County Schools Administrative Offices - Boardroom

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Authentic Problem-Solving in Secondary Mathematics will explore problem-solving routines as a vehicle for engaging students in mathematical thinking. Educators will engage in routines such as 3 Reads and Convince Me That, which support students as they make sense of the mathematics. These strategies will be based on concepts from the NC Standards for grades 6-12.

Time:

9:00-3:00

Cost:

$50 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Content

Target Audience:

6-12 Teachers










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