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SSCP Professional Learning Sessions

SSCP Professional Learning Sessions and Descriptions

The following sessions are intended for Single Subject Credential Program instructional faculty ONLY.

Sessions 1-4: For EDSE and EDSS Instructional Faculty Only

Session 1: Building Community in an Online Environment

Description: This interactive session will examine effective practices embracing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy with distance learning to build community in the course. SSCP faculty will examine how to structure online learning experiences incorporating the Community of Inquiry Framework and activities that use digital tools to build teacher presence and a community in an online environment. We will reflect on the importance of modeling these practices for teacher candidates in preparation for their student teaching.

Presenters: Nina Wooldridge & Kasey Spencer

Compensation: $125

 

Session 2: Building Engagement and Community with BeachBoard’s Discussion Board


Description: This interactive session will explore how to create, sustain, manage and assess Discussion Board. Faculty will learn how to optimize learning using this tool, examine effective grading practices, and share ideas for active engagement throughout the semester. We will discuss effective practices to make our instructional practice transparent in order to equip student teacher candidates with the knowledge and experience needed to use digital discussion platforms effectively when student teaching.

Presenters: Nina Wooldridge & Kasey Spencer

Compensation: $125

 

Session 3: Building Engagement and Community with Zoom Features


Description: This interactive session will explore how to use the polling feature, Breakout Rooms, and the whiteboard to set expectations and maintain student engagement during a synchronous meeting. Faculty will learn how to use these tools to meet their intended learning outcomes and capability of the features to help you do so. Reflecting on our experiences using these tools with students, we will share lessons learned, tips for facilitation and techniques to ensure learning concepts are presented effectively. 

Presenters: Nina Wooldridge & Kasey Spencer

Compensation: $125

 

Session 4: Culturally Responsive Instructional Practices for Distance Learning


Description: Building on sessions 1-3, we will examine how to implement culturally responsive instruction design principles in our ongoing work as we transition from a face-to-face environment to distance learning. We will share insights on the progress of implementing effective practices embracing CRP and structuring online learning experiences that incorporate the Community of Inquiry Framework. We will use learning gleaned from earlier professional learning sessions and our current implementation to make strategic adjustments to our instructional practice.

Presenters: Nina Wooldridge & Kasey Spencer

Compensation: $125

 

Sessions 5a-5c: For EDSS Instructional Faculty Only

Session 5a: Enriching Education Technology Experiences for EDSS 300 (Pre-Program Candidates)

 
Description:
This collaborative session will examine the new SSCP Learning Labs designed to support student teachers in the field engaging in asynchronous, synchronous & blended learning experiences. Faculty will build knowledge of how to use the resources on the new SSCP Learning Lab (e.g., Google Suite—docs, slides, forms, Padlet, Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Concept Boards, ScreenCastify, Curriculum Resources, etc.) when delivering online instruction to EDSS 300 students. We will model and reflect on the use of these digital tools to facilitate learning. We will share ideas for implementation regarding the technology skillset candidates will need in the program and during student teaching.

Presenters: Kasey Spencer & Cynthia Leathers

Compensation: $125

 

Session 5b: Designing Asynchronous, Synchronous & Blended Learning Experiences During EDSS 450 (Curriculum Methods Course)


Description: This collaborative session will focus on how to maximize learning and student outcomes when teaching online via asynchronous, synchronous or a blended learning approach. We will practice using digital tools from the new SSCP Learning Lab (e.g., Google Suite—docs, slides, forms, Padlet, Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Concept Boards, ScreenCastify, Curriculum Resources, etc.) and reflect upon effective practices for implementation into the course.  We will build knowledge of which online strategies and digital tools to use and why when designing curriculum, planning a lesson, and delivering instruction in order to prepare candidates for an array of teaching conditions they might encounter in preparation for student teaching.

Presenter: Kasey Spencer & Emyr Williams

Compensation: $125

 

Session 5c: Designing Asynchronous, Synchronous & Blended Learning Experiences During EDSS 473 )Student Teaching Support Course)


Description: This collaborative session will build on learning gleaned from the Student Teacher Jumpstart Training to discuss the next steps in preparing student teachers to maximize learning and student outcomes when teaching online via asynchronous, synchronous or a blended learning approach. We will examine updates to the new SSCP Learning Labs (e.g., Google Suite—docs, slides, forms, Padlet, Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Concept Boards, ScreenCastify, Curriculum Resources, etc.) and discuss tips and techniques to facilitate learning effectively when planning instruction and delivering a lesson online.

Presenter: Kasey Spencer & Shawn Hume

Compensation: $125


Sessions 6-9: For University Supervisors Only

Session 6: Overview of Student Teacher Jumpstart Training


Description: This informative session will provide a high-level review of the digital tools, planningresources, and effective practices student teachers received during the summertraining. We will discuss how these resources can be used to provide ongoing supportwhen working with teachers and mentors in the field this semester.

Presenters: Adrian Lucero & Kasey Spencer

Compensation: $125

 

Session 7: Foundation to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy


Description: This informative session will provide participants with an opportunity to engage with key principles of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies (CRSP), particularly as they relate to field supervision. Supervisors will engage in an intergroup dialogue (IGD) activity, engage with core principles of CRSP, and learn how CRSP principles have informed coursework in the SSCP to build from that in field supervision experiences. Advanced reading will be required for this session.

Presenters: Betina Hsieh, Leslie Reese, Edwin Achola, Shametrice Davis & Tim Keirn

Compensation: $225

 

Session 8: Getting Started in the Field


Description: This interactive session will provide an understanding of how to use the digital tools and online lesson planning templates in the new SSCP Learning Lab to design and deliver instruction. We will examine effective culturally responsive instructional practices for distance learning in order to establish and maintain student engagement, build community, and optimize learning and student outcomes.

Presenter: Nina Wooldridge & Kasey Spencer

Compensation: $125

 

Session 9: Best Practices in Mentoring During a Semester of Change Panel Discussion

Description: This panel discussion will examine effective practices for conducting an observation and providing feedback to student teacher candidates via distance learning. We will discuss how to write the Midterm and Final Evaluation Plan in this changing climate and strategies to develop the Midterm Plan and Induction Plan. Our guest panelist will share experiences, strategies, and answer questions.

Facilitators: Tim Keirn & Nina Wooldridge with Guest Panelists

Compensation: $125

 


Sessions 10-11: Provide Ongoing Professional Learning Support for EDSE & EDSS Instructional Faculty and University Supervisors

Session 10: Self-Paced Asynchronous Learning with the New SSCP Learning Labs


Description: The SSCP Learning Lab is a resource center of self-paced information modules to help educators learn how to use digital tools. Support includes tutorials for sign up/registration, creation of content, and application in their classroom. Topics to date include Google Suite—docs, slides, forms, Padlet, Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Concept Boards, ScreenCastify and Curriculum Resources. A synthesis task will be required for this module.

Compensation: $125

 

Learning Lab tasks due by October 1st

Session 11: Collegial Conversations & Discussion Panel (RESERVED FOR EDSE AND EDSS FACULTY)


Description: Throughout the semester discussion groups and panels will be offered to provide additional support once SSCP faculty start using the digital tools in their courses. The focus of these meetings on Zoom will be to discuss progress, the limitations of the features, share additional tips or techniques for facilitation, and address questions that emerge after implementation begins. EDSE and EDSS faculty will lead a panel discussion on practical application from their current implementation so that we can reflect on learning and how to overcome challenges presented.

Facilitators: Nina Wooldridge & Kasey Spencer with Cody Arnold

Compensation: $125

Session 12: Hands-on with Zoom Tools


Description: This interactive workshop will provide walkthroughs of how to use tools in Zoom to increase engagement with students. Tools covered will be determined by the participants in the session, and space will be provided for open discussion of use and best practices around tools in the Zoom platform.

Compensation: $125