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2016-17 Professional Development Sessions
Date of Session Session Title Presenter Location
June 19, 2017 Mean Girls Steph Jensen, MS, LPC Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 19, 2017 Middle Grades Hands On, Minds On Math Activities Sherrie Hines, Teacher, Alleghany Co. Schools Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 20, 2017
Making Math Accessible for All
Erin Patterson, Teacher, Watauga Co. Schools Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 20, 2017 Lost Boys Seminar  (Please note: the title of this workshop last summer was BOYDOM) Steph Jensen, MS, LPC Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 21, 2017 Mono Printing on Gel Press/Gelli Plates - FULL Callie Lewis, Westwood Elementary, Ashe County Schools Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 22, 2017 Garden Treasures  - FULL Susan Edmonson, Fiber Arts Artist and Instructor Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 26, 2017 Wired Differently Mike Paget, M.Ed Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 26, 2017 The Writing Workshop the "Write" Way for Grades K-3 Dr. Lora Drum, Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Catawba Co. Schools Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June 27, 2017 The Writing Workshop the "Write" Way for Grades 4-6 Dr. Lora Drum, Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Catawba Co. Schools Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro
9:00-3:00 pm
June, July 2017 Duke University Alice Workshops Duke University presenters Durham, NC

 

Northwest RESA Professional Development

Mean Girls
Registration is limited to 50

Date: 

Monday, June 19

Presenter:

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. Stephanie is currently the Director of Community Contracts for Boys Town in Boys Town, NE.

Target Audience:

Counselors, teachers, administrators

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30, seminar 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch on your own

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 renewal credits

Description: Do not register if you attended Mean Girls last June- same seminar

The focus of this one-day seminar is to provide educators gender-specific strategies, activities and insights that can be used to confront and avoid relational aggression and bullying. These interventions can be used to revive, launch or sustain efforts to prevent emotional violence among girls. Without help, girls who are targets often suffer lasting effects – including academic withdrawal, social withdrawal, depression, substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, delinquency, crime, dysfunctional relationships, self-injury and even suicide. Unfortunately the target herself all too often becomes a bully.


Relational aggression among girls has intensified with the explosion of online communication/social media. While texting and Facebook are still widely used, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, Google+, Skype, Oovoo, Facetime, Omegle, Whisper, Yik Yak, Ask.FM, reddit, Digg, Pinterest, Polyvore, Kik and WhatsApp are growing fast, and 91% of North American teens now have access to a smart phone, according to 2015 Pew Research. Except for gaming, girls are far more likely than boys to access these online options.This seminar will help attendees understand the latest research around female bullying and relational aggression – which often exhibits as exclusion, isolation, rumoring, gossiping, pitting friends against one another, revealing personal secrets and/or altering personal secrets. Attendees will be provided tools for instilling social/emotional connections among girls that reduce relational aggression and improve academic outcomes.


Learning Objectives In this information-packed seminar, you will learn to:

·        Integrate the latest research-based insights into your bullying and relational aggression prevention program

·        Identify online communication and social media trends affecting today’s girls

·        Discover how to instill social/emotional connections among girls

·        Implement individual, small group and classroom strategies and activities

·        Design or revise your own action plan for addressing female relational aggression.

 To register, CLICK HERE

Questions? Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Northwest RESA Professional Development

Middle Grades Hands On, Minds On Math Activities
Registration is limited to 30

Date: 

June 19, 2017

Presenter:

 Sherrie Hines, Teacher Alleghany Co. Schools,  Alleghany Schools and Piney Creek Elementary Teacher of the Year,  Ashe County Teacher of the Year, Ashe County Middle School Teacher of the Year, Ashe County's Secondary Math Teacher of the Year, and Region 7 NCMSA Teacher of the Year, lead teacher in the Appalachian Regional Math and Science Partnership with the NWRESA and Appalachian State University, presented at the NCCTM state conference for 8 years and at the T Cubed conference in Denver, CO,  trained in Balanced Assessment and TI-73/84. 

Target Audience:

Middle Grades Math Teachers

Time:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 math credits

Description: Middle grades hands on, minds on math activities.  This workshop will give you real life, applicable and fun activities with a focus on data collection and analysis to use with grades 6-8.  You will discover new ways to teach your students involving all the mathematical practices that will enhance their math knowledge while providing them with an in-depth understanding of the "why" behind the math.  


 To register,
CLICK HERE

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Northwest RESA Professional Development

Making Math Accessible for All
Registration is limited to 30

Date: 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Presenter:

Erin Patterson, Teacher Watauga Co. Schools, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, National Board Certified, Exceptional Children Certified, Academically/Intellectually Gifted Specialist, Lead Teacher NWRESA MVP 3 year Grant

Target Audience:

Elementary Teachers, EC Teachers

Time:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 math credits

Description: This one day workshop will provide strategies and interventions that teachers can use to assist students with learning difficulties in the area of mathematics.  Ideas for building fact fluency, solving basic computation problems with all four operations, and solving word problems will be provided and modeled.


 To register,
CLICK HERE

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Lost Boys:
 (Please note: the title of this workshop last summer was Boydom)
Do not register if you attended Boydom last June - same seminar, new title
Registration is limited to 50

Date: 

Tuesday, June 20

Presenter:

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. Stephanie is currently the Director of Community Contracts for Boys Town in Boys Town, NE.

Target Audience:

Counselors, teachers, administrators

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30, seminar 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch on your own

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 renewal credits

Do not register if you attended Boydom last June - same seminar, new title

Description:  Boys are held back in school twice as often as girls. Boys also get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls, and they are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls. Boys are more likely to drop out of school, and make up only 43 percent of college students. Millions of boys are being lost along the path to academic success and career achievement in today’s knowledge economy. Teacher bias regarding behavior, rather than academic performance, penalizes boys as early as kindergarten. On average, boys receive lower behavioral assessment scores, and those scores affect teachers' overall perceptions of boys' intelligence and achievement.

Rather than penalize boys' high energy - as traditional classroom methods often do - successful teachers are learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition. Unless educators stop to consider whether traditional methods are working for both genders, boys will continue to get the short end of the educational stick.

This powerful one-day seminar helps educators understand the structural, chemical and processing differences between boys' and girls’ brains. It helps educators support boys’ developmental needs, while teaching them social /emotional competencies. Attendees will discover innovative strategies, as well as group and individual interventions, to help boys achieve their highest academic potential.

Teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators will leave with practical tools to support developmental needs and specific activities to get boys learning while reducing their risk for academic failure, dropping out and underachievement.

Learning Objectives
In this seminar you will learn to:

·
  Explain how boys’ brains work including the chemistry and structure.
·  Identify the differences in the ways girls and boys focus.
·  Recognize the role of hormones, specifically testosterone and dopamine
·  Demonstrate classroom strategies to support boys’ developmental needs
·  Contrast the difference between natural aggression and bullying.


 To register,
CLICK HERE

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Mono Printing on Gel Press/Gelli Plates
Registration is limited to 15

Date: 

June 21, 2017

Presenter:

Callie Lewis, Westwood Elementary Ashe County Schools, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Education from ASU, Co-Designer of the logo for ART Around the World  Spring Fest 2017

Target Audience:

Art Teachers

Time:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 art credits

Description: 
How long has it been since you, as an adult, have taken the time to learn a new medium while allowing yourself the freedom to “play?” Now is your time. This workshop will introduce you to Gel Printing Plates. Gel Printing Plates look and feel like gelatin, but are durable, reusable and store at room temperature. They are easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli or Gel Press plate is simple and exciting for all grade levels, even adults! Come explore an array of techniques and paints/inks that can be used with Gel Printing Plates. You will have ample “play” time to experiment and make your own prints. This workshop was requested by art teachers in our region. We will provide the materials for use in the workshop.”


This workshop is FULL

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Garden Treasures
Registration is limited to 15

Date:    June 22, 2017

Presenter:  Susan Edmonson, Fiber Arts Artist and Instructor, Art Degree from Queens College, Charlotte, NC. Susan is a quilt designer, hosted art retreats, traveled all over the country to teach including John C. Campbell, and is a Bernina Ambassador. 

Target Audience:     Art teachers, Any interested

Time:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 art credits or 0.5 credits


Susan’s newest creation is designed to encourage you to see nature in a new way!  Pay attention to details in nature, they are there for us to all enjoy.  This project is designed as a flag or garland.  Each little flag piece is only about 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” in size.  This could be slightly different if you like, but keep them small as they will be more fun & easier to finish.  Incorporate as many techniques as you desire for each little piece of art.  You will learn many embroidery and embellishing techniques in this class. We will be making most of the flowers from different types of Yo-Yo’s!  Six-Eight to be exact. No experience necessary, except threading a needle! A kit will be provided. Come learn some techniques of creative expression using fabric and thread media. 

This session is full. Registration closed. Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email. 

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Wired Differently
Registration is limited to 50

Date: 

Monday, June 26

Presenter:

Mike Paget, M.Ed. Mike currently works as a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students. He has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada for educators on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention. He is co-author of the books, Aggressive and Violent Students and Defying the Defiance.

Target Audience:

Counselors, teachers, administrators

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30, seminar 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch on your own

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 renewal credits

Description: Studies show that approximately 20 percent of all students are diagnosable for a mental, emotional or behavioral health issue. This seminar will help counselors, teachers and other professionals understand how to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment. In a single classroom, it is quite conceivable that a teacher might be dealing with 4 or 5 different disorders. Some of the most common challenges mainstreamed in the classroom tend to be: Anger Disorders Bipolar Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ADHD Anxiety Disorder Asperger's Syndrome Borderline Personality Disorder Reactive Attachment Disorder These issues are often undiagnosed and easily misunderstood - and may be responded to as simple discipline issues. Behaviors that tend to be common to students who are wired differently include: Disorganization Perfectionism Trouble dealing with change Performance and testing anxiety Social Anxiety Over- and under-reacting to adults and peers. The goal of this seminar is to provide you with key insights and approaches to help you prevent disruptions and distractions, while maximizing the abilities of students with these unique challenges.


 To register,
CLICK HERE

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Northwest RESA Professional Development

The Writing Workshop the "Write" Way - Grades K-3
Registration is limited to 30

Date: 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Presenter:

Dr. Lora Drum, Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Catawba Co. Schools

Target Audience:

K-3 Classroom Teachers

Time:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 ELA credits

Description:  This workshop will provide participants with strategies to prepare for writing instruction and integrate writing across the content areas into everyday instruction.  We will revisit the NC ELA Writing Standards along with resources for providing effective writing instruction.  Each participant will walk away with a toolkit of ideas and activities to start off the new school year "write"!

To register, CLICK HERE

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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The Writing Workshop the "Write" Way - Grades 4-6
Registration is limited to 30

Date: 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Presenter:

Dr. Lora Drum, Elementary Curriculum Specialist, Catawba Co. Schools

Target Audience:

4-6 Classroom Teachers

Time:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 

Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC (1700 Winkler St., Wilkesboro)

COST:

For districts with full NWRESA membership – Free
Outside Districts - $150 per person charge
(subject to space availability)
To view NWRESA membership status 
click here

Renewal Credit:

0.5 ELA credits

Description:  This workshop will provide participants with strategies to prepare for writing instruction and integrate writing across the content areas into everyday instruction.  We will revisit the NC ELA Writing Standards along with resources for providing effective writing instruction.  Each participant will walk away with a toolkit of ideas and activities to start off the new school year "write"!

To register, CLICK HERE

Questions?
Contact Carla Leslie
at 336.667.2191 or
email.

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Duke University Alice Workshops

Duke University will be running several workshops and events for K-12 teachers this summer related to Alice Programming or App Inventor Programming. One special event will be our Fourth Alice Symposium. 

For more information or to apply to any of these four workshops/events: http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/web/alice/aliceInSchools

If you previously attended our Alice Beginner workshop, please encourage other teachers at your school to apply. Here is more detail on the four workshop/events.

1.     Alice Symposium - June 20, 2017
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 we will hold our fourth annual Alice Symposium. We will have several invited speakers and have presentations and posters from teachers who have attended our previous Alice Symposium. The Symposium is tentatively set to run 8:30am to 5pm. We invite all K-12 teachers to attend, especially those who have attended one of our previous Alice workshops in NC or SC.

2.     Alice2 to Alice3 Workshop - June 21, 2017
Following the Alice Symposium on Wednesday, June 21, the Alice CMU team will run a workshop on transitioning from Alice2 to Alice3. We invite all K-12 teachers to attend, especially those who have attended one of our previous Alice workshops in NC or SC.

3.     TWO-WEEK BEGINNER ALICE WORKSHOP - JUNE 19-28, 2017 at Duke  University

Middle school and high school teachers, apply now for a two-week summer workshop to learn how to create Alice Virtual Worlds and to integrate them into many disciplines. This is a free workshop with funds for lodging and a small stipend. Continuing education credits are also provided.  Preference is given to NC teachers, though we always include a few teachers from other states. The two-week workshop will be held June 19-28, 2017 (everyday, noon start on Sunday ) at Duke University. Applications are now available on our website.  The deadline to apply is March 27, 2017, but applications will be considered after that date if space is available.

The workshop is for middle and high school teachers of all disciplines to learn programming using the Alice programming environment and to determine how to integrate Alice into their discipline. Examples of integration include 1) creating Alice worlds for presentations, 2) creating interactive Alice worlds for students to use to learn concepts, 3) for students to create an Alice world for a project, or 4) for students to use Alice for problem solving.  In addition to Alice instruction, teachers will have time to experiment with concepts learned and time to develop lesson plans integrating Alice into their discipline.

4.     Not an Alice workshop, but a 3-day Beginner App Inventor workshop - July 19-21, 2017 at Duke University in Durham, NC. Thanks to funding from IBM, this workshop is free, includes lodging for teachers not in driving distance, include free breakfast and lunch, free parking and contact hours for CEU credits.

This hands-on workshop for teachers enables participants to utilize Computer Science principles by creating mobile apps for the Android platform using App Inventor, a free visual blocks-based programming environment. We will be exploring curricular modules that use mobile app programming to teach Computer Science principles and mobile computing design concepts. We will utilize and create online materials that can be used to provide your students more in-class time to engage in active learning by creating powerful mobile apps in a problem based learning environment.

See website for more information and to apply. http://www.cs.duke.edu/csed/web/alice/aliceInSchools

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