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*Cancellation Policy:  

For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

Explore WCIESC's extensive learning options.  We offer a full range of learning opportunities for the educational community to continue pursuing excellence through full day, half day, PD pop virtual, On Demand and FREE workshops! 

June 13 , 2024
Respond by June 11, 2024
Administrator Academy 2024
Supporting Change: Literacy Endorsement, ILEARN, & Maintaining a Positive School Culture

Join keynote Kevin Dill and presenters Michelle Grewe, Mike Earnshaw, and Kyle Kline

Come join us this year as we discuss the Literacy Endorsement, ILEARN, and maintaining a positive culture in your schools. Our sessions will each focus on putting a positive spin on literacy instruction, school culture, behavior, and other essential program supports to build up and positively impact learning! Don't miss out on this awesome day of networking & support just for building leaders!

Location: Beck Ag Center, West Lafayette, IN

Time 9:00 am -3:00 pm 

Cost is $150.00 for ESC members, $300.00 non ESC members

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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July 8-10, 2024
Respond by July 1, 2024
3 Day Orton Gilligham Course

Jamey Peavler, The Reading Clinic of Central Indiana
 

Course Structure
 

To meet the needs of educators with a wide range of knowledge and experience, this course is divided into a two-part structure. 
 

Part I: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Days 1 and 2

This portion of training includes critical background information for understanding the content in an Orton-Gillingham structured language/ phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of linguistic concepts related to structural analysis, orthographic mapping, strategies for deconstructing multisyllabic words, and common spelling generalizations.
 

Part II: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Day 3

This portion of training includes critical background information for effectively delivering a structured language/phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to support teaching an Orton-Gillingham (OG) lesson.

Location: 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

Time 8:30 am -3:30 pm Lunch will be provided

Cost is $425.00 for ESC members, $650.00 non ESC members

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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July 8-12 2024
Respond by July 1, 2024
5 Day Orton Gilligham Course

Jamey Peavler, The Reading Clinic of Central Indiana
 

Course Structure
 

To meet the needs of educators with a wide range of knowledge and experience, this course is divided into a two-part structure. 
 

Part I: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Days 1 and 2

This portion of training includes critical background information for understanding the content in an Orton-Gillingham structured language/ phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of linguistic concepts related to structural analysis, orthographic mapping, strategies for deconstructing multisyllabic words, and common spelling generalizations.
 

Part II: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Day 3-5

This portion of training includes critical background information for effectively delivering a structured language/phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to support teaching an Orton-Gillingham (OG) lesson.

 

Click here for more details on course description

Location: 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

Time 8:30 am -3:30 pm Breakfast snack & Lunch will be provided

Cost is $600.00 for ESC members, $900.00 non ESC members

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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August 23, 2024
Respond by August 17, 2024

The New ILEARN Assessment and Planning for 2024-2025

Presented by Bill Reed, INcompassing Education

 

Are you fully aware of how the new ILEARN Assessment will be changing for the 2024-25 school year pilot program and fully in 2025-2026 school year? Do you struggle to find all the resources required to completely understand the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards for Math and how they will be assessed on the new ILEARN Assessment? Do you spend day after day working hard on math skills with your students only to have them struggle to show progress? Do you want to help improve your math ILEARN Assessment scores?

 

Join Bill Reed, to get one simple easy to use spreadsheet that will include all the resources you need for your specific 2023 Indiana Academic Standards for Math and how they will be assessed on the new ILEARN Assessment. Know exactly when each math standard will be assessed on the ILEARN CheckPoint Assessments and which standards will be on the summative ILEARN Assessment at the end of each school year. Know what and when to be teaching each math standard. How to use your classroom instruction to maximize students’ achievement on the math portion of the new ILEARN CheckPoint and Summative Assessments will be discussed and demonstrated. You will be provided with resources that show the types of questions used on the ILEARN Assessments as well as the best mathematical practices you can use to increase student performance for those questions. You will receive many valuable resources, activities, and ideas for increasing student performance and they will be modeled for you throughout the professional development.


Audience – Grades 3 – 8 – Administrators, Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Testing Coordinators



Location: 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

Time 9:00 am -3:00 pm Lunch on your own

Cost is $150.00 for ESC members, $225.00 non ESC members

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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August 26-30, 2024
Respond by August 19, 2024
5 Day Orton Gilligham Course

Jamey Peavler, The Reading Clinic of Central Indiana
 

Course Structure
 

To meet the needs of educators with a wide range of knowledge and experience, this course is divided into a two-part structure. 
 

Part I: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Days 1 and 2

This portion of training includes critical background information for understanding the content in an Orton-Gillingham structured language/ phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of linguistic concepts related to structural analysis, orthographic mapping, strategies for deconstructing multisyllabic words, and common spelling generalizations.
 

Part II: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Day 3-5

This portion of training includes critical background information for effectively delivering a structured language/phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to support teaching an Orton-Gillingham (OG) lesson.

 

Click here for more details on course description

Location: 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

Time 8:30 am -3:30 pm Breakfast snack & Lunch will be provided

Cost is $675.00 for ESC members, $975.00 non ESC members

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

Recommended training materials are included with registration.

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August 26-28, 2024
Respond by August 19, 2024
3 Day Orton Gilligham Course

Jamey Peavler, The Reading Clinic of Central Indiana
 

Course Structure
 

To meet the needs of educators with a wide range of knowledge and experience, this course is divided into a two-part structure. 
 

Part I: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Days 1 and 2

This portion of training includes critical background information for understanding the content in an Orton-Gillingham structured language/ phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of linguistic concepts related to structural analysis, orthographic mapping, strategies for deconstructing multisyllabic words, and common spelling generalizations.
 

Part II: Introduction to Structured Literacy Content – Day 3

This portion of training includes critical background information for effectively delivering a structured language/phonics-based lesson. Participants will engage in activities designed to support teaching an Orton-Gillingham (OG) lesson.

Location: 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

Time 8:30 am -3:30 pm Lunch will be provided

Cost is $500.00 for ESC members, $725.00 non ESC members

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

Recommended training materials are included with registration.

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REMINDER:
Indiana STEM Educator Expansion Program (I-STEM) Registration Now Available

IDOE is partnering with Educational Service Centers (ESCs) of Indiana to strengthen Indiana’s STEM educator pipeline. The I-STEM partnership provides support for both currently licensed teachers in non-STEM areas and prospective teachers who are not licensed but hold a bachelor’s degree, to become licensed to teach in a STEM content area. Eligible STEM content areas are life science, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, physical science, computer science, technology education, and mathematics. Learn more and register here. Contact the Office of Educator Talent with any questions. 
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To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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COMING THIS FALL

ESL/ELL Directors' & Teachers' Meeting

More Information to follow

Location 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

Time 9:00 am -1:00 pm Lunch provided

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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Coming This Fall

Superintendent Study Council
 
Agenda will be sent by email in advance

Location: ISU

Time 9:00 am to 1:00 Lunch included


Cost is FREE for Study Council members

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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Coming this Fall

Curriculum Directors' Meeting
 

Audience: Curriculum Directors

Time 9:00 am to noon Lunch on your own

Cost is FREE for WCIESC members

Location: Rotating

 

You will receive a confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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On Demand
Standards Based Grading 
4.5 hours

 

A standards-based education program can be extremely useful for school, but its implementation requires careful consideration to ensure success.  You will learn how to lead the transition to a standards-based system in your school or district, as well as what benefits you will gain from a standard-based system.  Transform your school’s grading system into one that shows what students know and can do.  You will explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation, from identifying prioritized standards and creating proficiency scales to creating aligned high-quality assessments and revising report cards.  Each step of the process is thoroughly explained.  Our goal is for you to leave understanding how to create vertical and horizontal alignment in your school along with viable and guaranteed curriculum so you can ensure a high level of reliability between and within all grade levels


Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 4.5 hours



 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Growth Mindset
6.5 hours

 
This workshop will help teachers implement a growth mindset curriculum, which has been proven to lead to greater motivation levels and higher achievement for students, in their classrooms.  Through example mini lessons, you’ll learn strategies to increase your won growth mindset as an educator, as well as how to develop and integrate the growth mindset philosophy in the classroom. 


Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 6.5 hours

 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Genius Hour
5.5 hours

 
Genuis Hour is a relative of Project-Based Learning that allows students to work on a subject of interest to them.  It allows students to explore something of interest to them, provided it connects to our class topics.  By using real-world scenarios, challenges and problems, students gain useful knowledge and skills that increase their designated project periods.  The goal of using complex questions or problems is to develop an enhance student learning by encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and self-management.  Project-Based Genius Hour is a time when students can develop their own inquiry-based projects around their passions and take ownership of their work.  In this course, you’ll discover how to transform your classroom into a place where students want to come and learn – where creativity and motivation flourish.

Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 5.5 hours


 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Growth Mindset/Genius Hour Bundle
11 hours

We have combined these two courses into one Great Bundle

 

Growth Mindset                                                          Genius Hour

Module 1 – The Fixed Mindsets vs                             Module 1 – The Genuis Hour Revolution

                   The Growth Mindset

Module 2 – Digging Deeper: Grit, Drive,                    Module 2 – The Changing Landscape of

                    Determinations, and Effort                                          Education

Module 3 – Productive Struggle and the                    Module 3 - Rediscovering Passion, Play and

                    Power of Yet                                                                Purpose

Module 4 – Self-Esteem Movement,                          Module 4 – How Genius Hour Works in the

                    Supportive Grades, Mindsets, and                                Classroom

                    Testing

Module 5 – The Dangers of Praise and Criticism       Module 5 – Brainstorming and Product

                                                                                                            Creation

Module 6 – Embracing Failure and Criticism             Module 6 – Research and Product Creation

 

Module 7 – Specific Growth and Mindset Mini-        Module 7 – Presenting Projects and

                        Lessons                                                                        Reflection

Module 8 – More Growth Mindset Mini                    Module 8 – The Nitty Gritty Details of

                        Lessons                                                                        Launching

Module 9 – Growth Mindset and Resources


Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 11 hours


 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Trauma-Informed Practices Part 1
4.5 hours

 

In this workshop, you’ll truly understand what your most vulnerable students need.  You’ll learn how these struggling learners’ brains work and how to create a classroom environment that is sensitive to the needs of all students, regardless of background.  46% of students under 7 have experienced a traumatic event.  26% of children under 4 have experienced a traumatic event.  As educators, we care immensely about our students beyond the classroom.  We worry about their safety and well-being once they walk out our doors.  Students entering the classroom with emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues are often at a disadvantage and struggle to keep up with the demands of traditional learning.  Brains affected by trauma require a different kind of instruction – and a special kind of care. 

We will cover the following:

  1. The impact of stress and trauma on learning

  2. How to build a resilient classroom

  3. Creating gritty learners

  4. Neuroscience and brain-based learning strategies

  5. Dealing with students from Traumatic backgrounds

  6. Trauma in Teacher – Fighting burnout with self-care


Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 4.5 hours


 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Trauma-Informed Practices Part 2
4.5 hours

 
In the Trauma Level 1 training, we dove deep into brain research and understood how trauma affects the brain, which then affects behaviors.  Then we equipped you with some essential tools to help your get started.  Now, we want to give you new specific brain-based intervention strategies to give you the fools to lessen the negative impact of trauma in the brain and restore your classroom and school.  This workshop gives educators and schools an action plan to prioritize the personal well-being of students to promote their academic success and achievement.  When your students enter your classroom, they bring with them their hopes, dreams, worries and traumas.  Childhood trauma greatly impacts your students’ ability to learn and engage in the classroom.  By implementing trauma-informed practices through a classroom and school-wide approach, you can provide your students with the tools they need to thrive, achieve and succeed. Through exploration of research, collaboration with peers, and hands-on practice with classroom strategies, educators and administrators will gain in-depth understanding of trauma-informed care at school.  Our training guides schools through such topics as social and emotional learning as a curriculum, positive behavior interventions, daily mindfulness practice in the classroom and strategies to model emotional and self-regulation skills.

Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 4.5 hours


 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Trauma-Informed Practices Part 1 & 2
4 hrs

 

We have combined the two Trauma-Informed Practices course into one.

 

Trauma-Informed Practices Part 1                             Trauma-Informed Practices Part 2

Module 1 – Defining Trauma                                      Module 1 – A Review of Trauma

Module 2 – Trauma and the Brain                             Module 2 – Trauma Informed Care at

                                                                                                            School

Module 3 – Trauma and Learning                              Module 3 – Social and Emotional Learning

Module 4 – Trauma and Behavior                              Module 4 - Positive Behavior Interventions

                                                                                                            and Supports

Module 5 – The Trauma-Informed                             Module 5 – A Day in the Trauma-Informed

                        Classroom                                                                   Classroom

Module 6 – Self-Care is not Selfish!  Educator

                        Support and Well-Being


Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 


 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
Revolutionizing Climate and Culture for Schools
4 hours
 
As happiness researcher, Shawn Achor says, “Happiness is one of the greatest competitive advantages you can give a brain” …raising creativity, test scores and productivity, as well as buffering against stress, anxiety, and depression.  In this workshop, Kim Strobel, and Steve Bollar dive deep into understanding the underlying issues that prevent you from being able to shift your district, school or even your life.  They give you a specific blueprint for increasing staff and student engagement, strategies, and tools to begin to make “the shift” happen, as well as Social and Emotional Wellbeing practices that truly transforms your schools.  School Climate is how a school “feels.” It’s the relationships, attitudes, and overall perception of the school.  School culture is the shared values, rules, belief patterns, teaching and learning approaches, behaviors, and relationships among or across the individuals.  Both are essential to maximizing working and learning environments that help all succeed 


Level- Grades K-12 and Administrators

On Demand 4 hours


 

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

On Demand
The Brain and Reading
Why Learning to Read is Hard and What to Do About It
1.5 hours

 
This course explores the underlying causes of literacy failure and how understanding the connections between the brain, reading, and the English language will help Readable English is a research-proven accelerated reading program that uses systematic phonics and phonemic awareness to exponentially increase fluency and comprehension.  Students take ownership of their learning and quickly get to grade level and beyond Complexities of the English Language, Cognitive Load and Orthographic Mapping are all explored 

Level- Grades K-12 

On Demand 1.5 hours


 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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More to come
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To register online, click on the button below to submit a registration.

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

 

 

Supporting educators in establishing an Indiana Educator License or adding STEM to their existing license for
 
NO COST
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is partnering with the Educational Service Centers (ESCs) of Indiana to provide support for both currently licensed teachers in non-STEM areas, and prospective teachers who are not licensed and hold a bachelor’s degree, to become licensed to teach a STEM subject. The IDOE has identified eligible STEM content areas as life science, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, physical science, computer science, technology education, and mathematics.
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"Empower - "give power or authority to." When you educate children and believe in them, you empower those kids to go after their dreams."
TBD

Writers' Workshop: A Self-Paced, Gamified Approach to Teaching All Students to Write 
 
Presenter: Jim Kestner

Jim will introduce a ground-breaking Curriculum, The Writers' Workshop Wayfarer Challenge.  Writing instructions from Kestner's more than 30 years of experience as a dynamic speaker brings workshop participants a series of videos and weblinks that teach writing skills, freeing teachers to spend time focused on students' individual needs.  Featuring video vignettes and the option of an incentive-based, game-like interface, middle and high school English teachers will discover how to harness the power of avatars and individual-based skill progression to shatter barriers and generate excitement in students as they gain ever greater writing proficiency along a virtual expedition to climb Mt. Everest.  Every participant receives a free Writers' Workshop Wayfarer Challenge curriculum and implementation guide!

Time 9:00 am to 3:00 pm lunch on your own

Level- 6-12, Teachers

Site TBD

Cost TBD ESC Member/TBD for non ESC members

One Free registration per ESSA District


 
Register

To register online, click on the button above to submit a registration.

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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Mathematical Mindsets-Changing How We Think About Math 
 
Presenter: Bill Reed

Too many students think they are "bad" at Math.  Changing the teachers and students Mathematical Mindsets help create and maintain a growth mindset in the mathematics classroom.  Strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all students even those who are convinced that they are "bad" at math, but that they can enjoy and succeed in math.  A Mathematical Mindset helps teachers inspire and boost Math achievement by their students.  The best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches teachers can used to successfully help their students develop a growth mindset.  The research done by Jo Boaler and Carol Dweck will be discussed and used to help teacher develop a plan to change their Mathematical Mindset and create a growth mindset for their students.  Teachers will be led through activities that show the strategies that demonstrate a good Mathematical Mindset.  Mistakes will be encouraged and celebrated as they should be in math.  

Time 9:00 am to 3:00 pm lunch on your own

Level- K-12 Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

Site TBD





 
Register

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

TBA
Increase Engagement with Cooperative Learning Strategies In the Mathematic Classroom
 
Presenter:  Bill Reed

 

It is important to get students to collaborate and not learn mathematics in isolation. By understanding, learning and practicing Cooperative Learning methods and techniques in the math classroom teachers can engage students.  Teachers will experience the use of various Cooperative Learning techniques and strategies that will help engage and get ALL students to be actively involved in learning.  Cooperative Learning allows teachers to easily differentiate their classroom so both high ability and students with special needs can participate and increase their retention and achievement for the subject they are learning.  Cooperative Learning has been proven to help students with better on-task behavior, better attitudes toward both the teacher and the subject they are learning, and overall have a more positive attitude toward learning and understanding.  Teachers will create a plan to incorporate Cooperative Learning techniques and strategies they can use in the classroom for the subject they teaching. 

                 
Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lunch on your own


Level:  All grades of Administrators, teachers and instructional assistants

 

Site Area 30 Building, ONT Board Rm, 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN



 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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Elementary & Secondary Principals' Meeting

Topic to be announced. Meeting 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Site Area 30 Career Center, 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

Elementary Principals Register
Secondary Principals Register

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Better Than Carrots and Sticks-How to Use Restorative Practices for Chronically Disruptive Students
 
Presenter: Kevin Dill

Explore the Powerful benefits of restorative practices and restorative dialogue as ways to develop social-emotional competences such as empathy, self-responsibility, social problem solving, conflict resolution and repairing relationships within Chronically Disruptive Students.

Time 9:00 am to 3:00 pm lunch on your own

Level- K-12, Administrators,Teachers, Counselors 

Site Area 30 Community Room 1 N Calbert Way Greencastle




 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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Offered twice on the same day am and pm
Build a Digital Escape Room
 
Presenter: Jill Woerner


Whether you are in-person, hybrid or remote or want to prepare your students for an amazing E-learning day, learn to create a virtual escape room.  What do you include? What technology do you need? How do you create clues? All these questions and more will be answered and you can leave the workshop having experienced an escape room yourself! Join us to start building your own virtual escape room for your unit or semester review.

First Session 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Second Session 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Level- Grades 4-12, Teachers 

Site Area 30 Community Room



 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Blended Learning and Use of Technology for the Elementary Classroom
Presenter:  Ryan Oppy

This professional development course will take you through what                blended learning can look like in your classroom.  We will discuss

traditional classroom ideas and learn how to transform them into a blended learning classroom.  This course will also offer how to integrate technology into your blended classroom.  You will walk away with new programs in technology to use for your classroom,along with multiple resources to use right away.  You will gain the knowledge on how to create your own technology templates.

Lastly, you will be having fun and learning!!!

Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lunch on your own
Level:  K-6 Teachers and Administrators
Site Area 30 Career Center, Community Room 1 N Calbert Way Greencastle
 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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Getting Guys to Read-Tricks, Tips and Titles
Presenter:  Colette Huxford-Kinnett
 
Social media, girls, cars, jobs, video games, how can we compete? We frequently think that boys do not like to read. Perhaps they enjoy formats and genres othen than what we do.  Perhaps it is that they never found what works for them. Perhaps they are our Hesitant Readers and Late Bloomers. Perhaps we need to tie into the power of curiosity.  Come spend the day thinking all thing guy-from titles to author to genres to formats to activities that just might reel them in.
Level:  Middle and High School Teachers and Librarians
Site Area 30 Building, ONT Board Rm, 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN
 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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Future Ready: What's It All About
Presenter:  Colette Huxford-Kinnett
 
It is a movement that is sweeping the country…Future Ready! Superintendents, principals, technology coaches and educators are all jumping on board.  But what does it mean?  Where do school librarians fit in?  Attend this session to investigate what Future Ready can mean to you-from device to curriculum to collaboration.  Explore ways to reach the goal of Personalize Student Learning. Discover how media specialists can contribute and what Future REady looks like in the school library setting.  
Level:  K-12 Librarians
Site Area 30 Building, 1 N Calbert Way, Greencastle, IN
Cost $125.00 ESC Member/$250.00 for non-member
One free registration per ESSA district
 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Writing Across the Content Areas
 
Presenter:  Julie Monetta

Expect a greater understanding of what a good writing instruction looks like and how to use it to support students of all levels. Infusing the Six Traits into reading and writing to support each other in literacy development. Learning to use appositives to take notes, write an outline and expand sentences to make them interesting.  Build rich grammar instruction and use technology tools.  Use mentor texts to increase student engagement and high quality writing. Use rubrics to access, guide and assist students to self assess and set goals.
 
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Level:  Students of all levels

 

To register online, click on the button below to submit a registration.

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Mathematical Mindsets K-12

Presenter:  Laurie Ferry

The workshop explores researchers in the field of education aligned with building students' mindsets.  You will learn strategies you can use immediately.  Examine what makes a classroom culture open to building a mathematician.


Level:  K-12 Teachers

 

To register online, click on the button below to submit a registration.

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Poverty and the Brain
Presenter:  Julie Monetta
 
Poverty impacts so many of our students and affects every area of their life.  Based largely on Eric Jensen's Poor Students, Rich Teaching, this workshop will help educators better understand what is happening with some of their most challenging students. It will also provide tools for how to regulate emotions and behavior, engage the most difficult students and enhance cognition through long-term memory.
Lever: K-12
New Location: Ivy Tech Campus, 915 Zinc Mill Rd, Greencastle, IN 46135
Cost $125.00 ESC Member/$250.00 for non-member

 

To register online, click on the button below to submit a registration.

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Informational Text: Comprehension, Note making and Writing

Presenter:  Julie Monetta

As more emphasis is put on information text, it is imperative that elementary students gain the specific skills for reading and comprehending expository text.  Students also need modeling and guidance in information writing so they can convey their ideas in a clear or organized manner.

Level:  K-12 Teachers


 

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Depth of Knowledge
 
Presenter: Jim Kestner

This session will provide a hands-on approach to understanding and implementing Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DoK) in the classroom. The session is ideal for educators who have heard of DoK and may have seen the famous DoK wheel but are uncertain about exactly how DoK can help them lead students to great success in school.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL IN PERSON WORKSHOPS

Time 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lunch on your own

Level- 6-12, Teachers and Administrators

Cost $130.00 ESC Member/$260.00 for non ESC members
 

 

You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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TBA
Making Learning Visible: Artful Thinking: Developing Ways of Thinking that Support Thoughtful Learning

Presenter:  Julie Monetta

When thinking is visible in a classroom, students can be more meta-cognitive, to think about their thinking.  When thinking is visible, learning is not about memorizing content but exploring ideas and applying them.


 

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You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation by email by one week prior to the workshop please contact our office, If you do not receive a confirmation by email, you are not registered for the workshop. If you are unable to register online, or if you have questions, call 765-653-2727.  



Cancellation Policy:  For refund/no charge, we request a 48 hour notice if you must cancel your attendance at any of our workshops.  

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Occasional Cake Pops

PD Pops!!
What are PD Pops?
 

PD POPS are 45-minute virtual  sessions from 4:00-4:45 ET, that you do during a specified time frame, some are live and some recorded.
Try one out; you will find you want to come back for more!
Chocolate Desserts

​Great Pops are baking now!

ALL Sessions are Recorded and will be sent at 7:30 am on the date listed.

 

 

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