SIIS 2014 Product Course Description

MONDAY MORNING COURSES

Let’s Edivate: An Introduction to Edivation, the New PD 360
Olympus Room, 2nd Floor
What is Edivation? How does it help educators develop their professional skills and teaching practices to make big impacts on student achievement and success? Participants in this session will learn to use Edivation for professional learning and development.

Learning 360 Framework — “Going Outside the Box for Powerful Learning”
Teton Room, 2nd Floor
Educators are inundated with new programs, innovations, and strategies. All promise to improve student achievement, but almost always focus on fragments of the big picture of learning design. This session establishes a comprehensive framework of alignment for powerful learning. Within this framework, participants will learn several strategies for powerful learning for immediate implementation. Important paradigm shifts will highlight practical ways to ignite the kind of powerful student learning that yields significantly higher test score results.

The elements of the Learning 360 Framework create the conditions for all students to be successful. The presentation demonstrates how these elements change the way we think about our daily teaching. Learning how to learn while engaged in the study of curriculum enables students to become self-directed learners. A filter of fidelity for what we want eliminates methods and strategies that create obstacles to powerful learning.

Implementation Training: Fulton County, Georgia – Burgers, fries, and shaking up your implementation plan!
Cheyenne Room 1st Floor
Are you hungry for an engaging and sustainable implementation of Edivation as a professional learning tool?  Discover how Fulton County Schools, a large metropolitan system, strategically and creatively rolled out Edivation, quickly topping the highest usage charts.  As Edivation provides a menu of professional learning opportunities, in this session participants will receive a well-balanced meal of planning, branding, and communicating to fuel your implementation. You won’t leave hungry!

Presented by the Fulton County Schools Professional Learning Team:
Dr. Lydia Conway, Latrina Cockrell, Susan Fisher, Natasha Harp, Lisa Steele, and Audra Wheeler

Edivation Groups—The Cheaper Alternative to Prozac
Casper Room 1st Floor
Have you ever had members of your faculty say things like: “Could you send that document to me again? I seem to have lost the email it was attached to,” or “Where can I find the official field trip permission form again?” or “What was it we were supposed to do before our next faculty meeting?” If so, you can help your educators help themselves by creating a group for your faculty in Edivation. Learn to create a group and invite your faculty members to join, post announcements and messages on your group’s wall, upload resources, and create a task list.

MONDAY AFTERNOON COURSES

Let’s Edivate: An Introduction to Edivation
Olympus Room, 2nd Floor
What is Edivation? How does it help educators develop their professional skills and teaching practices to make big impacts on student achievement and success? Participants in this session will learn to use Edivation for professional learning and development.

Learning 360 Framework — “Going Outside the Box for Powerful Learning”
Teton Room, 2nd Floor
Educators are inundated with new programs, innovations, and strategies. All promise to improve student achievement, but almost always focus on fragments of the big picture of learning design. This session establishes a comprehensive framework of alignment for powerful learning. Within this framework, participants will learn several strategies for powerful learning for immediate implementation. Important paradigm shifts will highlight practical ways to ignite the kind of powerful student learning that yields significantly higher test score results.

The elements of the Learning 360 Framework create the conditions for all students to be successful. The presentation demonstrates how these elements change the way we think about our daily teaching. Learning how to learn while engaged in the study of curriculum enables students to become self-directed learners. A filter of fidelity for what we want eliminates methods and strategies that create obstacles to powerful learning.

Implementation Training: Fulton County, Georgia – Burgers, fries, and shaking up your implementation plan!
Cheyenne Room 1st Floor
Are you hungry for an engaging and sustainable implementation of Edivation as a professional learning tool?  Discover how Fulton County Schools, a large metropolitan system, strategically and creatively rolled out Edivation, quickly topping the highest usage charts.  As Edivation provides a menu of professional learning opportunities, in this session participants will receive a well-balanced meal of planning, branding, and communicating to fuel your implementation. You won’t leave hungry!

Presented by the Fulton County Schools Professional Learning Team:
Dr. Lydia Conway, Latrina Cockrell, Susan Fisher, Natasha Harp, Lisa Steele, and Audra Wheeler

Catalog It—Become a PD Zen Master
Casper Room, 1st Floor
Administrators in charge of school or district professional development will learn to create catalogs that offer teachers the ability to earn PD credit for watching video content and completing online courses in Edivation. In addition, administrators will learn how to use Edivation to offer PD credit for school- or district-sponsored, face-to-face, “live” trainings and track course attendance.

TUESDAY MORNING COURSES

Observation 360: It’s More Than Meets the Eye
Olympus Room, 2nd Floor
Administrators who participate in this session will learn to use Evidence 360 as well as Observation 360 web and mobile to conduct classroom observations and make professional learning recommendations based on observation results.

Intentional Implementation
Teton Room, 2nd Floor
Ready to take Edivation to a new level?  Join us for an introduction to the Implementation Framework, our five-phase process for crafting an intentional implementation plan.  Ideal for administrators, participation in this session will learn about the Edivation implementation services offered by School Improvement Network.

Edivation Groups – “Structuring Blended & Online Professional Learning”
Cheyenne Room, 1st Floor
Discover how Tulsa Public Schools conducted a district-wide book study utilizing Edivation’s groups feature. Through this blended, non-traditional approach, book study facilitators were able to instill a common goal and language for professional learning while allowing for participation on a flexible schedule. Come learn from our experience and begin planning your own.

Edivation Groups—The Cheaper Alternative to Prozac
Casper Room 1st Floor
Have you ever had members of your faculty say things like: “Could you send that document to me again? I seem to have lost the email it was attached to,” or “Where can I find the official field trip permission form again?” or “What was it we were supposed to do before our next faculty meeting?” If so, you can help your educators help themselves by creating a group for your faculty in Edivation. Learn to create a group and invite your faculty members to join, post announcements and messages on your group’s wall, upload resources, and create a task list.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON COURSES

Processes—End the Evaluation Nightmare
Teton Room, 2nd Floor
Administrators who participate in this session will learn how Processes in Observation 360 can help them manage and track educator evaluations. Participants will follow an example evaluation process from beginning to end including: pre- and post-observation meetings, downloading and uploading files and documents, classroom observations, professional learning recommendations, evaluation data from other sources, and calculating a final evaluation score.

Observation 360: It’s More Than Meets the Eye
Olympus Room, 2nd Floor
Administrators who participate in this session will learn to use Evidence 360 as well as Observation 360 web and mobile to conduct classroom observations and make professional learning recommendations based on observation results.

Edivation Groups – “Structuring Blended & Online Professional Learning”
Cheyenne Room, 1st Floor
Discover how Tulsa Public Schools conducted a district-wide book study utilizing Edivation’s groups feature. Through this blended, non-traditional approach, book study facilitators were able to instill a common goal and language for professional learning while allowing for participation on a flexible schedule. Come learn from our experience and begin planning your own.

Student-Centered Learning –“Getting Results”
More Detroit students are proficient after one year in the Education Achievement Authority state school turnaround district
Cheyenne, 1st Floor

WEDNESDAY MORNING COURSES

Intentional Implementation
Olympus Room, 2nd Floor
Ready to take Edivation to a new level?  Join us for an introduction to the Implementation Framework, our five-phase process for crafting an intentional implementation plan.  Ideal for administrators, participation in this session will learn about the Edivation implementation services offered by School Improvement Network.

Processes—End the Evaluation Nightmare
Teton Room, 2nd Floor
Administrators who participate in this session will learn how Processes in Observation 360 can help them manage and track educator evaluations. Participants will follow an example evaluation process from beginning to end including: pre- and post-observation meetings, downloading and uploading files and documents, classroom observations, professional learning recommendations, evaluation data from other sources, and calculating a final evaluation score.

Student-Centered Learning –“Getting Results”
More Detroit students are proficient after one year in the Education Achievement Authority state school turnaround district
Cheyenne, 1st Floor

Catalog It—Become a PD Zen Master
Casper Room, 1st Floor
Administrators in charge of school or district professional development will learn to create catalogs that offer teachers the ability to earn PD credit for watching video content and completing online courses in Edivation. In addition, administrators will learn how to use Edivation to offer PD credit for school- or district-sponsored, face-to-face, “live” trainings and track course attendance.