Curriculum Day 2021

On March 12th 2021, the Office for Catholic Schools is providing opportunities for all Catholic schools to participate in a fully-virtual professional development day. We are providing professional development in many different areas, clock hours will be awarded for attendance and participation.

Registration for Curriculum Day 2021 is OPEN NOW and the last day to register will be March 5th. All sessions are free to our Catholic school educators.

REGISTER HERE:

https://mycatholicschool.org/regional-curriculum-development-day-march-2021/ [mycatholicschool.org]

Flyer: Curriculum day 2021 (1)

Currently, here are the latest offerings, broken into two different sessions, am and pm:

AM Sessions PM Sessions
9:00-12:00pm 12:30-3:30pm
Option 1: Equity Training Diversity, Equity and Justice – Presenters: Randy Novak and Delano Morgan; How to be effective in supporting our marginalized students in our Catholic schools. Educator and Civil Rights Leader Bob Zellner will be present to share his story as well! Clock hours will be available for attending this PD. [Maximum 125 participants] Diversity, Equity and Justice – Presenters: Randy Novak and Delano Morgan; How to be effective in supporting our marginalized students in our Catholic schools. Educator and Civil Rights Leader Bob Zellner will be present to share his story as well! Clock hours will be available for attending this PD. [Maximum 125 participants]
Option 2: Early Learning STARs hours Virtual Circle Time Success 9am – 11am; STEM 9am – 11am; Sensory Processing 11:00am – 1:00pm Can you write in the rain 1:00pm – 3:00; Understanding Bias in Early Learning 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Option 3: Technology / Digital Platform Training (mostly 6-12) Innovative School Transformation Conference Part I: Choose from tracks on Student Voice, Educational Technology & Future Ready Skills, SEL & Wellness, or Creativity in the Classroom – specifically, utilizing Microsoft Stream, Adobe Creative Educator, Flipgrid, and Adobe Tools. Opportunities to join in on sessions about O365 and Mindfulness are also available. Register from the O’Dea website. Innovative School Transformation Conference Part II: Choose from tracks on Student Voice, Educational Technology & Future Ready Skills, SEL & Wellness, or Creativity in the Classroom – specifically on Adobe Creative Educator (Level II), learning from a student panel, Flipgrid Certified Educators, Bookings, Adobe Spark, Microsoft Forms, and Windows tools. Register from the O’Dea website.
Option 4: High School Meetings High School Best Practices During COVID – Presenters: Lisa Snow (EC), Matthew Wright (AMHS), Sara Bruins (Kennedy) and Dan Chase (Seton High); discussion on hybrid teaching strategies in secondary schools; grading practices during COVID, transitioning from 8-9th grades and educator self-care and wellness. Clock hours will be available for attending this PD. -no PM offering for this meeting-
Option 5: Social-Emotional Learning Social Emotional Learning: The A, B, Cs of Social-Emotional Learning: Presenters: Joe Engler, Ph.D., Addy Wissel, Ph.D. and Vincent C. Alfonso, Ph.D. Gonzaga University will be discussing the basics of social emotional learning, how it has changed historically and what are best practices for our students K-12 now. Clock hours will be available for attending this PD. Social Emotional Learning: Catholic schools and how to best incorporate social-emotional learning during COVID times. Presenter: Karen Skoog. Geared towards K-8. Karen will host an interactive PD with educators interested in incorporating specific SEL strategies into their classrooms, both in person and in hybrid mode.
Option 6: Hybrid Learning Instructional Strategies Best Practices for Hybrid Teaching (w/ Nicole Pickett from Sacred Heart) Best Practices for Hybrid Teaching w/ Shauna Cogan (Saint Joe’s Issaquah)
Option 7: Finance and Budgeting for School Leaders Budget and Finance for Principals and School Leaders – Presenter: John Sullivan, Assistant Superintendent of Finance, Office for Catholic Schools. Ranging from basic budgeting in schools, to delving into the specifics of how to maintain an effective and efficient system of budgeting, John will walk leaders through the learning they may or may not have received during principal training school! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR NEW ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHER LEADERS. Clock hours will be available for attending this PD. -no PM offering for this meeting-
Option 8: Holocaust Curriculum Training for Social Studies and English Teachers Holocaust Center Seattle Curriculum Training – Presenter: Paul Regelbrugge. [ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD SEND AT LEAST ONE REPRESENTATITVE TO THIS TRAINING.] Paul will walk teachers through how to effectively teach about the Holocaust utilizing online tools, resources and curriculum that aligns to state requirements for teaching about this incredibly important topic. Clock hours will be available for attending this PD. -no PM offering for this meeting-
Option 9: Marketing and Advancement Social Media Best Practices: Marketing and Advancement – Presenter: Kristin Moore, Director of Marketing for the Office for Catholic Schools. Various topics will be presented including social media best practices and Catholic-school specific needs. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ADVANCEMENT AND MARKETING TEAMS Websites that work!
Option 10: Project Lead the Way STEM presentation / How to get STEM into K-8 Project Lead the Way – Project Lead the Way (PLTW): How to Incorporate STEM learning into our K-8 Schools – Presenter: Diane Lashinsky. Representatives from PLTW will provide the necessary information, background, training and answer questions on one effective tool for incorporating STEM into K-8 science curriculum utilizing PLTW curriculum and scope. STEM clock hours will be awarded for attending this PD. PLTW Follow up Meetings: Project Lead the Way (PLTW): How to Incorporate STEM learning into our K-8 Schools – Presenter: Diane Lashinsky. Representatives from PLTW will provide the necessary information, background, training and answer questions on one effective tool for incorporating STEM into K-8 science curriculum utilizing PLTW curriculum and scope. STEM clock hours will be awarded for attending this PD.

All schools should help their teachers in registering for these events and no clock hours will be provided to non-registered participants.

All participants may choose to attend one option for the am session and a different option for the pm session depending on your interests and school-based needs. There are few PM offerings because most schools will be doing onsite PD during that time or requiring their educators to meet in PLCs during that time. If you need help in coordinating a PM opportunity for your staff or colleagues, please do not hesitate to email me at justyna.king@seattlearch.org – I am here to help!