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RRISD All Staff - Compliance Training

 

 

Compliance Matrix – Please review this document to determined which courses are required.

2018-2019 Compliance are available NOW, including Employee Handbook!

Compliance Training should be completed by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Leadership Series - Beyond Diversity

 

 

The 2-day Beyond Diversity seminar is designed to help teachers, students, parents, and administrators understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing achievement disparities. Beyond Diversity is the prerequisite for all further professional development in Courageous ConversationTM.

Better Thank Carrots or Sticks - Book Study

 

 

Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad behavior by dolling out rewards and punishments. Studies show that when teachers take the same approach to behavior that they take with academic instruction, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. This course will include book chats about the restorative practices book, “Better Than Carrots or Sticks”. Participants will be enrolled in a Google Classroom learning space, as well as asked to attend monthly Google Hangouts to connect with others and their learning. Hangout dates include September 20, October 18, and November 15 from 4:15 – 5:15.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain Book Study

 

 

Creating safe, inclusive spaces for everyone in the classroom takes intentional planning, forethought, and an understanding of the needs of each and every student in the classroom. Culturally responsive teaching practices incorporate a student – centered approach to instruction, while unpacking how bias and cultural background may affect classroom systems and instructional materials. This course will include book chats about the powerful book, “Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain”. Participants will be enrolled in a Google Classroom learning space, as well as asked to attend monthly Google Hangouts to connect with others and their learning. Hangout dates include September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 6 from 4:15 – 5:15.

Kids First, From Day One Book Study

 

 

From the first days of school to the last, students are at the forefront of every classroom in every school throughout the district. Throughout this session, we will dive in to various instructional practices, classroom systems, and quick tips and tricks for strengthening and deepening the connections between your love of working with kids, your desire to impact their lives, and your teaching practice. Participants of this introductory level class will walk away with classroom design plans that make learning fun, positive language and classroom routines to reduce disruptive behavior, and instructional suggestions for matching students’ needs to high – impact teaching structures. This course will include book chats about the highly popular book, “Kids First From Day One”. Participants will be enrolled in a Google Classroom learning space, as well as asked to attend monthly Google Hangouts to connect with others and their learning. Hangout dates include September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13 from 3:30 – 4:30.

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Edie Binns
Director of Professional Development
Keli Soliz
Professional Development Coordinator
Rachelle Finck
Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator
Mark Parshall
Professional Development Assistant

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