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Professional Learning Calendar

Creating a Digital Personalized Learning Path
Date: May 19, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: LEARN, Room 112
Facilitated by: Jeff Giliberto
Every student is different, so why do we teach them all the same way? In this workshop educators will learn about the concept of Digital Personalized Learning Paths and leave with a an actual path they can use in their classrooms. When implemented into the classroom, Digital Personalized Learning Paths allow for the student to learn at their pace, on their time, around their interest and at their level.

Computer Coding in Elementary Schools
January 24, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
Dual Language & Arts Magnet Middle School, Computer Lab
51 Daniels Avenue, Waterford, CT 06385
Facilitated by: 
Jeff Giliberto
Did you know that, according to, only 25% of schools nationwide offer computer science to their students even though it is one of the most in-demand fields in the country? Regardless if you are a coding expert or you have never coded a day in your life, anyone can teach the basics! By the end of this series your students will be creating their own video games, interactive stories, and animations.

Going Google
January 20, & April 14, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: LEARN, Room 112
Facilitated by: Jeff Giliberto
Do you want to go digital but not sure where to start? Do you want to make your class more engaging? Do you want to increase learning? In Going Google educators will transform one of their traditional courses into a hybrid course that will be the gem of your curriculum. Open to all educators, regardless of experience level with Google Drive.

Language Arts Council
Date: January 25, March 28, May 19, 2017 
Time: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM 
Location: LEARN, Room 112
Facilitated by: 
Sue Englund 
Language Arts LEARN district teachers and consultants are coming together to learn about Connecticut State Department of Education's new informational resources, and sharing district information in relation to their language arts curriculum.

NGSS Engineering
(Middle School Science Teachers)
Date: April 24 & May 4, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Facilitated by: Terry Contant
Join us for a two-part series and work with Amy O'Neal about Engineering at different levels.

Regional Arts Council
Date: January 30, February 6, & April 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: LEARN, Room 112
Facilitated by: Kate Ericson
LEARN is convening a regional council for teacher leaders and teachers of the arts (dance, theater, media arts, music, visual arts).  This council provides opportunities for networking, interdistrict collaboration, and exploring best practices.

Science Council Roundtable
Date: January 17, March 14, & May 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: LEARN, Room 107
Facilitated by: Terry Contant
Network with your regional science education peers about current issues in science teaching and learning.

Sifting Gears
A Restorative & Accountable Approach to Student Discipline, School Climate and Student Support

Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM
Location: LEARN
Facilitated by: Larry Dieringer

Districts and schools that have recalibrated their school-wide discipline and student support policies and practices are seeing results in reduced disciplinary incidents, increased teacher efficacy, improved school climate, and increased student achievement.

Technology Roundtable
Date: February 15 & May 3, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: LEARN, Room 112
Facilitated by: Jeff Giliberto
Network with educators throughout the region about current issues with educational technology.

The Jason Project
(Middle School Science Teachers)
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: LEARN, Room 112
Facilitated by: Terry Contant
Join us for a two-part NGSS workshop series presented by SeaResearch.


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