2016-2017 Suggested Summer In-Service Offerings

The following summer in-service offerings are suggested as being beneficial to new hires:

Language Arts

Title
Dates
Description
Reading Language Arts Curriculum General Session for New RLA Elementary K-5 Teachers
June 2
July 11
Standards Design – Standards design will serve as the foundation of this professional development sessions for K-5. This presentation will focus on the design of the Tennessee State Standards for RLA and the importance of using these standards in an integrated fashion when planning and preparing for instruction. This is a 3-hour face-to-face training. The targeted audience is 2015-2016 late hires and 2016-2017 new teachers.
Reading Language Arts Curriculum General Session for New RLA Middle School 6-8 Teachers
June 2
July 11
Standards Design – Standards design will serve as the foundation of this professional development sessions. This presentation will focus on the design of the Tennessee State Standards for RLA and the importance of using these standards in an integrated fashion when planning and preparing for instruction. This is a 3-hour face-to-face training. The targeted audience is 2015-2016 late hires and 2016-2017 new teachers.
English Language Arts: Curriculum Updates and Modeling of Integrated Model of Literacy
June
7-9

14-16

21-23

July
12-14

19-21
Participants will be presented an overview of CMCSS ELA Curriculum Framework and the updates for 2016-17. The process of planning for, implementing, and assessing an integrated model of literacy will be modeled using the principles and techniques of Digital Blended Learning.

All 9-12 teachers who address English/Language Arts standards are strongly encouraged to attend. Media specialists/librarians, teachers of ELL, teachers of exceptional children, administrators, and academic coaches are also invited to attend.


The first 2 days will be in-person training while the third day will be an option for in-person or online.
Differentiating Intermediate to Advanced Levels of Rigor in the High School Classroom
June
30

July
27
This course is designed to be a hybrid course designed to support Honors ELA teachers as well as teachers who are seeking assistance in differentiating intermediate to advanced levels of rigor in a general education classroom. Participants will be presented the state and district expectations for an English Language Arts Honors. Teachers will have an opportunity to design instruction based on the strategies provided.

Math

Title
Dates
Description
Methods of Teaching
K-5 Mathematics

(separate course for each grade)
June
6
7
14
15

July 12
13
Standards design will serve as the foundation of these professional development sessions. This professional learning opportunity will focus on the design of the Tennessee State Standards for mathematics and the importance of creating engaging lessons using these standards for instruction. This is a 6-hour face-to-face training with the requirement of completing an assignment for 6 additional hours. Teachers will spend the first 6 hours of this in-service participating in a grade level Digital Blended Integrated math lessons. The next 6 hours of in-service will be credited once teachers have created a Digital Blended Integrated math lesson and posted in Google Classroom.
Methods of Teaching 6-8 Mathematics

(separate course for each grade)
June
6

July
12
20
Standards design will serve as the foundation of these professional development sessions. This professional learning opportunity will focus on the design of the Tennessee State Standards for mathematics and the importance of creating engaging lessons using these standards for instruction. This is a 6-hour face-to-face training with the requirement of completing an assignment for 6 additional hours. Teachers will spend the first 6 hours of this in-service participating in a grade level Digital Blended Integrated math lessons. The next 6 hours of in-service will be credited once teachers have created a Digital Blended Integrated math lesson and posted in Google Classroom.
A Focus on Coherent & Rigorous Math Instruction & Assessments

(grades 9-12)
June
7-9
14-16
21-23

July
12-14
19-21
This course will include training on navigating the TN Education standards, planning meaningful lessons focused on conceptual understanding, making connections between related content, and creating rigorous assessments while also incorporating appropriate digital blended learning strategies.
Differentiating Intermediate to Advanced Levels of Rigor in the High School Classroom
June
30

July
27
Facilitators will model the process of differentiating rigor from intermediate to advanced levels. Implementation of the state's honors components will be explored.

(Intended for Honors teachers but open for anyone to attend)

Science

Title
Date
Description
Content Camps in Science

(Grades 3-8)
June
29
30

July
12
13
Contents camps are 1.5 hour sessions designed to deepen content knowledge. CMCSS teachers will lead the sessions. Participants may choose the sessions they want to attend.
Explicit Instruction in the Science Classroom

(middle and high school)
July
28
Instruction will be on Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) and meeting the TEAM rubric requirements in the science classroom. Teachers will participate in model lessons that use multiple strategies for engaging students. This course is designed for new teachers, teachers new to our district, and/or teachers that want a refresher on EDI in the science classroom.
Content Review and Lesson Development

(courses offered for multiple levels)
varies
Two day course focusing on updating non-negotiables and unit documents, including literacy component in units where appropriate, using digital blended learning in science, and developing lesson plans. Each teacher is required to complete 2 fully developed lesson plans. Lesson plans that meet all the criteria will be shared across the district. Teachers are encouraged to come in teams or with a partner.

Social Studies

Title
Date
Description
Reading, Writing, and Scoring - Literacy in Social Studies
June
14-16

July
28-30
3 day course focusing on reading strategies and tasks, writing strategies and tasks, and scoring extended essays using the State writing rubric.

Open to Social Studies Teachers in Grades 3 – 12
Appropriate for all levels of learners - novice to advanced
Explicit Instruction in Social Studies
July
26
27
1 day instruction in teaching to the Explicit Instruction model and meeting TEAM rubric requirements in this area. Teachers will participate in an EI social studies lesson.

Open to Social Studies Teachers in Grades 6 – 12

**Highly recommended for new hires or for teachers who need refresher in EI

Special Education

Title
Date
Description
PRIDE District Orientation
July 29
The afternoon portion of this session is when you will receive your Easy IEP training. Please make sure you attend.
Instructionally Appropriate IEP Development for New Teachers
Aug 2
This class is recommended for all special ed case managers new to CMCSS (or any current case managers who have never received IAIEP training). Participants will learn the fundamentals of creating instructionally appropriate individual education programs.
Progress Monitoring Updates
July
21
25
Special Ed teachers will receive updates on IEP goal and skill deficit progress monitoring and reporting expectations, locate and share sources of progress monitoring data, and review the process for using the EdPlan IEP Progress Monitoring Wizard.

Technology

Title
Date
Description
Classroom Management While Using Technology
June
2
15

July
7
This course is designed to guide teachers in developing effective procedures for managing the classroom with increased student access to and use of technology.
Google Apps For Education
June
6
17
23

July
12
21
Collaboration is the key to success in the modern classroom. Our district now has a Google Apps for Education account allowing teachers to safely use Goolge’s productivity and collaboration tools with every student in the classroom!

Even if you are a Google Apps veteran, we encourage you to consider this class to learn about the advantages of having a CMCSS domain with student and teacher accounts set up and ready to use.

Using Google tools for documents, presentations, spreadsheets, sites and forms can change the way we work together, the way we work with students, and the way students work together.

Bring your laptop and power adapter to all technology courses.
Discovery Education I - Introduction to Discovery Streaming
June
13

July
15
One of the services included in the Clarksville-Montgomery County e-resource collection is Discovery Streaming. All students in the district have accounts and each teacher can create an account to access resources, create classes, and assign content to students.
Learn how you can implement more than 4,000 digital videos and 40,000 content-specific segments covering every core subject. Our district-wide subscription also includes foreign-language video content and more than 1,000 closed-captioned titles.

This collection of multimedia resources includes:
Videos and Video Segments
Audio Library of Speeches, Sound Effects, and Songs
Images and Clip Art
Encyclopedia Articles
Windows 10 Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
June
22

July
19
This course is designed for participants to use more advanced features of Windows 10 in the classroom to teach more effectively.
Getting Started with Windows 10 - Introduction to New Student Computers
June
15

July
7
19
This course is designed for teachers who are new to the Windows 10 operating system. Teachers will have time and help in learning to navigate the operating system on the new teacher and student devices coming into the district.

The new student computers will be available for use by all participants in this course.

CTE Teachers

Title
Date
Description
Building Strong and Sustainable Business Partnerships
July
20
This course will provide Career and Technical Education with a deep dive into creating and maintaining partnerships. Content will include what to look for in a partner, how to connect to prospective partners, making the pitch and how to engage partners over the long haul.

School Counselors

Title
Date
Description
Elementary Counselor Update: Kimochis Training
June
2
Counselors will meet as a collaborative group to share lessons, best practices, discuss relevant counseling topics. Training will be provided for the Kimochis program that the district has purchased for use in elementary schools.
Middle School Counselor Update
July
20
Discussion of current trends in adolescent behavior and appropriate interventions. Counselors will meet as a collaborative group to update on recent guidance issues, discuss best practices, and receive information/instruction on issues relative to middle school counseling.
Counselor Training: High School Updates
July
26
Counselors will meet as a collaborative group to update on recent guidance issues, discuss best practices, and receive information/instruction on issues relative to high school counseling.