Descriptions
 
 Session Audience Session Description
50 Ways to Leave Your Lecture
Katie Anderson (Conscious Teaching)
Aug. 18 9:00 
CARE#C14678 
Education Center
*Note the later start time.
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14679 
Education Center
 4-12 Teachers
Discover over 50 practical, interactive, brain-compatible strategies to break up lectures and actively engage students.  Learn simple ways to increase attention, retention, and student participation in class discussions.
Advanced Mini-Lessons
Danielle Lucas
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14736
Northwest Cabarrus MS
K-5 ELA Teachers
 Participants will learn how to design and deliver whole class instruction effectively and efficiently by delivering mini-lessons that pack a punch!
ALEKS 1.0 and 2.0
Leanne Havely
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14737
Harris Road MS
 3-12 Teachers
Participants will explore ALEKS and learn more about why we use it in CCS including the basics of ALEKS (1.0), such as how to log-in, create classes, enroll and move students, and navigate the system.  In addition to the basics, participants will dive into the more complex aspects of ALEKS (2.0) and learn how to create assessments, worksheets, and homework assignments as well as how to share those with other teachers.  Finally, the session will include information on running reports in ALEKS.
ALEKS 3.0
Leanne Havely
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14738
Harris Road MS
 3-12 Teachers
In this session, participants will dig into the more advanced functions of ALEKS to learn how it functions as a Learning Management System (LMS).  This will include adding personal resources and files to ALEKS, creating student discussion forums, and building opportunities for online collaboration.  This session is for teachers who have an ALEKS log-in and are already familiar with the program.
Apps & Websites for Diverse Learners
Jim Gilreath
Hailey Horning
 
Aug 18 8:00 
CARE#C14739
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14740
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 6-12 Teachers 
 Apps and Websites for Diverse Learners will introduce participants to tools that can be used to make the learning environment more flexible and personalized.  These tools will provide participants with numerous ways in which learners can demonstrate their understanding.
ASW Planning
Jessica Garner
 
Aug 17 8:00 
CARE#C14832
Concord MS
 
Aug. 18 12:30
CARE#C14742
Carl A. Furr 
K-12 Teachers Involved with the ASW Process
During this session, teachers who will be involved with the Analysis of Student Work (ASW) process, will collaborate around the best ways to prepare for and complete the ASW process. They will also understand the new changes.
Building Students' Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
Teresa Palma
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14745
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 
Aug. 18 8:00  
CARE#C14746
JN Fries 
 K-12 Educators
 Participants will examine best practices and resources for building students' background knowledge and vocabulary development.  This session is highly beneficial for teachers working with English Language Learners.
Canvas for the Elementary Classroom
Canvas Instructor
 
Aug. 18 8:00
CARE#C14905
Winecoff 
 
Aug. 18 12:30
CARE#C14906
Winecoff 
 3-5 Educators This training provides elementary educators with a greater understanding of how to leverage Canvas tools. Canvas can be more than a classroom website. You will learn to create engaging content pages, improve communication with parents, and learn ways to increase parental involvement in student learning. Instructors will discuss encouraging student inqury, allowing self-paced learning, and utilizing the available devices and technology to enhance teaching methods. 
Canvas for Middle and High School
Canvas Instructor
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14917
Winecoff
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14902
Winecoff  
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14903
Winecoff 
 
Aug. 19 12:30
CARE#C14904
Winecoff 
 6-12 teachers This training for middle and high school teachers dives into designing courses that guide students into 21st century learning. Leveraging modular design and student-centered learning, teachers can differentiate and meet the needs of all learners in the classroom. Participants will learn how to use Canvas tools to maximize classroom environments.
Canvas in the Elementary Classroom
Sarah Dabbs
Joy Johnson
 
Aug 18 8:00 
CARE#C14747 
Carl A. Furr   
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14748 
Carl A. Furr 
 K-5 Educators
 Teachers will receive an introduction to using Canvas in the elementary classroom.  Participants will learn more about basic attributes such as creating assignments, quizzes, discussions, and modules.  Teachers will be given time during the session to create an assignment to be used in the first few weeks of the school year.
Capture Images: Videos of Your Screen
Jennifer Jenkins
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14749
Technology Center
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14753 
Technology Center
K-12 Educators
 Sometimes, the easiest way to make a copy of something is to take a snapshot of the screen.  Participants will learn how to capture part or all of a screen, notes, pictures, or five minute video clips and save it or share with others.  The Windows Snipping Tool, Image Capture (MAC), and Jing (PC or MAC) will all be used.
Capturing Students' Conversations and Ideas
Leanne Havely
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14866
C.C.Griffin 
 6-12 TeachersParticipants will participate in hands-on practice with the fishbowl and affinity diagram strategy. Participants will learn how to design a whole-class discussion using this method and then organize student thoughts and ideas in a logical and practical manner using an affinity diagram. There will be opportunities for reflection and collaboration with peers.
Chromebook Bootcamp
Kevin Lipp
Tammy Redmond
Megan Staab
 
Aug 18 8:00 
CARE#C14751
C.C. Griffin
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14750
C.C. Griffin
K-12 Educators
Chromebooks have become a part of the daily lives of teachers and students in CCS.  In this session, facilitators will provide web 2.0 tools for a multitude of learning goals and management strategies to help teachers progress their classroom down the digital road.
Collaboration and Purposeful Research: Inquiry Circles
Jamie Abercrombie
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14841
Northwest Cabarrus MS 
 6-12 Teachers This workshop discusses best practices in small-group research.
Corrective Reading
Laurie Lee
Julie Wittman
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14752
Education Center
 3-8 EC Teachers
 Participants will gain knowledge in how to conduct Corrective Reading lessons, an intensive, direct instruction, reading intervention program which delivers tightly sequenced, carefully planned lessons that give struggling students the structure and practice necessary to become skilled, fluent readers and stronger learners.  Corrective Reading is designed for students in third grade or higher who are reading below grade level.
Create, Invent, and Inspire the Next Generation using Makerspaces
Faith Donkor
Paula Shrum
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14754
J.N. Fries
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14755 
J.N. Fries
 K-5 Teachers
 Engaging the next generation is all about inspiring them to create, invent, and design their future.  By attending this session, participants will learn how to transform classroom space or the media center into a buzzing, collaborative, engaging environment where students are encouraged to take risks, push boundaries, and get their creative juices flowing.  Makerspaces may include WeDo Robotics (coding), Electrical Circuits, Lego Storytelling, Builder's Challenge, or Design a Product.
Creating a Globally Connected Literacy Class
Krista Eason
Patty Baldelli
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14757
Carl A. Furr
 K-5 Educators
 This session will provide insights into the journey of the facilitators in building global connections for students.  Facilitators will share practices that have worked and technology that has helped along the way.  Time will be provided for participants to dig into the work and plan for classroom connections.
Critical Areas of Math 3-5
Latonya Simpson
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14838
J.N. Fries
 3-5 Math Teachers
Participants will explore and understand the critical areas in 3-5 math.
Culture Grams Scavenger Hunt
Lori Schoeneman
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14812
Concord MS
 9-12 Teachers
 This session will familiarize participants with strategies for using Culture Grams to create an interactive scavenger hunt with students.
Curious about iCurio? An Introduction to Using iCurio in the Classroom
Andy Highsmith
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14758
Cox Mill HS
 6-12 Teachers
 This session is dedicated to iCurio.  The first part of the session will include training on how to use iCurio and then participants will be introduced to strategies to best use iCurio for lessons and projects.
Dash and Dot Your Way to Motivated Students
Mary Ellen Bradford
Ashley Rapier
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14759
C.C. Griffin
 K-5 Teachers
 During this session, participants will receive hands-on experiences with Wonderworks Dash and Dot robots.  iPad apps including Go, Path, Blockly, Xylo, and Wonder will be explored.  Get ready to enjoy learning how Dash and Dot can be integrated into K-5 learning experiences.  iPads will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own (iPad3 and newer).
Developing K-2 Math Tasks
Becky Rice
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14999 
  K-2nd participants will learn how to facilitate high-quality, meaningful math tasks in their classrooms.  They will also explore and select tasks from Investigations to support students’ learning.  
Developing 3-5 Math Tasks
Lisa Moore
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14813
Carl A. Furr
3-5 Math Teachers
 Third through fifth grade teachers will learn how to facilitate high-quality, meaningful math tasks in their classrooms. They will also explore and select tasks from Investigations to support students’ learning.
Digging Deeper into Discovery Education
Whitney McSwain
Stephanie Collie
  
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14761
Winecoff  
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14760
Winecoff    
K-5 Educators  Participants will delve into the tools and resources that Discovery Education has to offer teachers and students.  Participants will explore items such as virtual field trips, SOS, board builder, and several other tools that will increase student interest.
Digital Learning for Authentic Student Engagement through Chrome Apps and Extensions
Adrienne Parker
Donna Furr
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14762
Cox Mill HS
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14763
Cox Mill HS 
 K-12 Educators
 Participants will be exposed to Chrome Apps and Extensions to use in the classroom with Chromebooks for the purpose of engaging students in meaningful learning activities.
Digital Learning for Student Engagement through Discovery Education's Spotlight on Strategies
Adrienne Parker
 
Aug. 18 8:00
CARE#C14764
Cox Mill HS
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14765
Cox Mill HS
 K-12 Educators
Participants will be exposed to Discovery Education's Spotlight on Strategies.  This session will look at how DE's SOS is organized.  Strategies will be modeled and time provided for allowing participants to walk away with materials ready to implement in the classroom.
Digital Resources to Support Sustainability
Shannon Lancaster
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14922
Concord MS
 9-12 Educators
This session will address how digital resources can be used to educate and locate local, state, and national resources that support environmentally sound and sustainability issues. 
Discovery Education: Builder Tools
Sarah Dabbs
Jenna Wallis
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14768 
Carl A. Furr
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14769
Carl A. Furr
K-5 Teachers
 In this session, participants will dig more deeply into Discovery Education's Builder Tools and explore assignments, writing prompts, quizzes, math assessments, and board builder.  Teachers will will create and design lesson plans and activities.
Diversity and Tolerance in Classroom
Dana Ramseur
Jeremy Hachen
Amy Hicks
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14770
J.N. Fries 
 K-12 Educators
In this session, participants will review the understanding, respect, and appreciation of various cultures and how they are imperative for us to live peacefully as global citizens in and out of our classrooms.
EverFi - Character Playbook
Adam Brown
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C15035
Cox Mill HS 
Middle school and 9th grade health teachers 

Targeted for grades 7th-9th, Character Playbook is an innovate digital resource to educate students on cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships. Module topics include communicating effectively, conflict resolution, managing emotions, and more. By the end of this session, teachers will have access to this resource and be ready to implement in their schools. 

Executive Functioning
Kristin Sinclair
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14771
Concord MS
 K-12 Educators
ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that affects 8% to 12% of school-aged children of all demographics in the U.S. In today's learning environment, teachers must balance the needs of their class while helping students with ADHD learn effectively.  This session is designed to help educators identify common ADHD-related learning challenges and learn more about the proven classroom techniques, interventions, and the latest research to enhance school success for students with ADHD.
Explain Everything!
Kim Harris
Stephen Platt
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14772 
J.N. Fries
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14773 
J.N. Fries
6-8 Teachers
 Do you like the idea of a "flipped classroom" but don't know where to start?  Are you interested in a new way for students to explore content and "show what they know"?  Join us as we explore using the Explain Everything app to accomplish these things and more!  No experience is necessary.  We will practice creating lessons with the app and view examples of successful classroom implementation.
From Partnerships to Book Clubs
Jennifer Brinson
 
Aug. 19 12:30
CARE#C15000
Winecoff 
K-5 Teachers 

This session is designed to assist participants in growing their students’ conversations across the year through teaching and coaching skills and strategies. It also will provide ideas for incorporating technology and media in partnerships, student discussions, and book clubs.

From Sprint to Marathon: Building Students' Reading Stamina
Jamie Abercrombie
 
Aug. 18 12:30
CARE#C14842
Cox Mill HS 
6-12 ELA Teachers This workshop discusses best practices in adolescent literacy. 
Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan
Beth Downs
Cozetta Ellis
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C15029
Concord MS
K-12 EC Teachers
 This workshop will train participants on writing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans for EC students.
Generation TED
Sara Newell
 
Aug. 19 9:00 
CARE#C14680
Education Center
*Note the later start time. 
 3-12 Educators
Incorporate research, creativity, technology, and presentation by using and creating TED Talks in your classroom. Make your students eXceptional 21st century learners!
Get "Caught Up" in Inquiry Learning
Jacquie Fletcher
Farrah Milby
Lauren Parker
Shelly Johnson
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14777 
Concord MS
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14778
Concord MS
 K-5 Educators
This three part session will provide a review of resources used for Inquiry-Based Learning. We will explore digital tools and hands-on activities that can be incorporated into student investigations. So, come get "Caught Up" in all the fun!
Getting Your Feet Wet
Maranda Daniel
Lauren McCaskill
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14780 
Carl A. Furr
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14779 
Carl A. Furr
 K-5 Educators new to Cabarrus County
This session will provide elementary teachers new to Cabarrus County with an introduction to available digital and media resources. Participants will engage in a blend of face-to-face instruction as well as individualized work within Canvas. Resources include: Office365 Basics, Schoolwires, Instructional Resources (Canvas, Dreambox, iReady, Discovery Ed, iCurio, & Defined STEM), and Media Resources (Destiny & NCWiseOwl).
Guided Reading vs. Strategy Groups
Beth Bishop
Shelley Wasko
Jill Henderson
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14814
Carl A. Furr
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14815
Carl A. Furr
 K-5 Educators
 Participants will examine ways to form, manage, and teach within two small group instructional practices: guided reading and strategy groups.
High School Academy PBL Training
Discovery Place presenter
 
Aug. 18-19 8:00-4:00 (2-day session) 
CARE#C14705
Hickory Ridge HS 
 NAF High School Academy teachers 

Participants in the NAF High School Academies will learn how to conduct Interdisciplinary Problem/Project Based Lessons within their Academy courses.  Discovery Place Studios will lead and guide teachers as they create lessons to engage students in real world work.

Human Trafficking: Implementation
Nikki Rainey
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14839

Rocky Ridge United Methodist Church, 1428 Old Charlotte RoadConcord, NC 28027 

Student services staff, 6-12 Health teachers, Assistant Principals

 

This is an interactive day of learning for secondary health teachers, student support professionals and administrators to learn prevention and intervention strategies to human trafficking. The morning session will include a review of content to teach students to align with North Carolina law regarding the prevention of human trafficking. The afternoon will include a school based team development of response plans for those students adversely impacted by the human trafficking content. 
Hyperdocs: Designing Instruction for the Digital Classroom
Wendy Tomberlin
Ashley Short
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14782
C.C. Griffin
 9-12 Educators
What is a hyperdoc? How can it transform teaching and learning in your classroom? Teachers love creating hyperdocs and love the student engagement, differentiation, personalization, and critical thinking allowed by using hyperdocs. Find out what the "hype" is all about! 
IIM: Doubling Your Students' Research Skills, Double Your Students' Fun
Melissa Buchanan
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14784
C.C. Griffin
K-5 Educators Independent Investigation Method (IIM): We call it... Double IM! Double your students' higher order thinking skills with a research process that teaches students how to synthesize information instead of copying and pasting. Give your K-5 students a research process that aligns with Common Core, eliminates plagiarism, and promotes 21st century learning skills. Also, see how technology is infused during the research process using safe search sites, QR codes, and Augmented Reality.
Introduction to CECAS
Laurie Lee
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14785
Harris Road MS
New EC Teachers
This session is designed for new EC Teachers. It will introduce participants to CECAS, the program used to complete EC paperwork, and the LiveBinder, an EC procedures manual.
Introduction to Gizmos
Gizmos Presenter
 
Aug. 17 8:00
CARE#C15023
Cox Mill HS
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14807
Cox Mill HS 
Gizmos Science Teachers (am session)
 
 Gizmos Math Teachers (pm session)
 

This workshop is designed to prepare teachers to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. The course introduces the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning website and shows teachers how Gizmos can look in their classrooms. In the workshop, an experienced ExploreLearning instructor models a math and science lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices. Teachers use this information to begin planning exemplary lessons with Gizmos for their students.

Kindergarten Entry Assessment 101
Krista Eason
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14787
Carl A. Furr
Kindergarten Teachers
 
Elementary
Administrators
This training is for teachers who did not use the NC KEA during the 2015-2016 school year. All new kindergarten teachers should attend. Participants will review the required constructs of the KEA (Kindergarten Entry Assessment) to support the use of formative assessments focused on the whole-child.
Learning Progressions
Molly Carlberg
Melanie Raso
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14816
Harris Road
 K-5 Educators
Participants will explore learning progression and authentic assessments in order to guide whole class, small group, and individual instructional decisions.
Let's Go on a Goosechase
Ashley Short
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14788
J.N. Fries
 K-12 Educators
 Using the Goosechase app, participants will complete a digital scavenger hunt around the building. All applicants will get the student perspective first. Then, participants will take on the role of teacher as they create a digital scavenger hunt using the game console on the web. Teachers will leave with at least one digital scavenger hunt ready to go!
Make and Share Your Video and Podcasts
Jim Gilreath
Hailey Horning
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14789
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14790
Northwest Cabarrus MS
K-12 Educators
 Participants will be able to create their own videos and podcasts and then share them with others. This session will include planning, equipment, and software to share resources.
Makerspaces
Darren Nicholls
Michael Petersen
Kevin Lipp
Lance Pfeifer
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14819
C.C. Griffin
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14810
C.C. Griffin
K-12 Educators
Come and play with various gadgets and gizmos that you might want to have in a Makerspace in your school. These include Makey Makey and Sphero.
Makerspace on Any Budget
Kristy Dillon
Katie Capshaw
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14817
C.E. Boger
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14818 
C.E. Boger
 K-5 Educators
Do you want to get your students collaborating, innovating, designing, and creating? Have you been wondering what all the fuss is about Makerspaces? Join us as we explore what the "Maker Movement" is all about, and how to get a Makerspace started in your school on any budget.
Making Assessment Fun
Susie Dudash
Tammy Redmond
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14820
Harris Road MS
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14821
Harris Road MS
 K-12 Educators
 Learn how to make assessments fun and engaging using Kahoot!, Quizizz, Socrative, and Plickers. These programs allow you to quickly assess your students while keeping them engaged.
Making Co-Teaching Work through Effective Partnerships
Jana Hartsell
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14822 
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 K-12 Co-teaching Teams
 Participants will review the purposes and benefits of co-teaching in classrooms. Specifically, participants will learn how co-teaching can be effectively implemented with students. This includes how to effectively plan instruction utilizing the CCS curriculum documents, make decisions on specific implementation models based on content to be delivered, and ways to embed systematic, ongoing assessment as a co-teaching partnership. Co-teaching pairs will be given time during the day to plan for instruction, assessment, and ultimately a good working relationship for the upcoming school year.
*Participants are required to come in their co-teaching partnerships.
Math Foundations
Beth Pike
 
Aug. 18 8:00 and Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14826
Carl A. Furr
 K-12 Educators
Sessions 1 and 2 of 5.  Participants will develop their understanding of effective math instruction, the importance of language, an understanding of math difficulties, and how to help struggling students. 
Math Fluency and Word Study
Heather Campbell
Rachael Trebes
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14824
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14825
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 K-5 Educators
 Participants will learn strategies for supporting students' fluency in literacy and mathematics.
Middle School Balanced Math
Mary Beth Roth, Leanne Havely, Kristy Bullock, Julie Felix, Julie Cline 
6-8 Math Teachers  This workshop is for all middle school math teachers including EC co-teachers. The focus will be on understanding the components of a balanced math approach and how to utilize the Connected Math Curriculum in instruction.
Minilessons, Read Alouds, and Seminars
Julie Dawe
Karen von Klahr
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14827
Winecoff
 K-5 Educators
Participants will learn how to plan, facilitate, and connect the teaching and conversations in whole-class instructional structures through read alouds, mini-lessons, and seminars.
Model Drawing K-2
Susan Frazier
 
Aug. 17 8:00  
CARE#C14829 
Winecoff   
K-2 Math Teachers
K-2 math teachers will develop an understanding of model drawing and strategies for implementation within their classrooms.
Model Drawing 3-5
Amy Shoe 
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14828
Winecoff 
3-5 Math Teachers  3-5 math teachers will develop an understanding of model drawing and strategies for implementation within their classrooms.
Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Autism Course
Paul Topper
Sophia Scott
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14871
Concord MS
Educators working with students with Autism
In this workshop, participants will understand how to apply the Crisis Prevention Institute nonviolent crisis intervention principles with students who are on the autism spectrum, and who may require a unique approach when in crisis.
Non-Violent Crisis Prevention
Paul Topper
Sophia Scott 
 
Aug. 17 12:30 and Aug. 18 8:00 (both sessions required) 
CARE#C14936
Concord MS 
All CCS Employees 

By using Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training as part of a comprehensive crisis prevention and intervention plan, you can learn how to defuse challenging and disruptive behavior before an incident escalates to a crisis situation. Successful implementation leads to a change in organizational culture, a change in adult professional behavior, and a change in staff relationships with both service users and stakeholders. These changes offer many benefits to your staff, your organization and the individuals you serve. This is a 1 and 1/2 day training. 

Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher
Beth Downs
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14873
Cox Mill HS 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14872
Cox Mill HS
All CCS Employees
The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher course is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help human service workers provide for the best possible care and welfare of assaultive, disruptive, or out-of-control persons, even during the most violent moments. During this training, individuals will be provided with an array of positive behavior techniques that can be utilized during crisis situations.
Office 365
Jennifer Jenkins
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14874
Technology Department
All CCS Employees
 This workshop will provide a tour of all key Apps of Office 365. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the cloud services available by Microsoft. We will focus on OneDrive, Online Word, Online PowerPoint, Online Excel & Outlook. We will identify the best process to store your files using OneDrive. Individuals will leave this session feeling comfortable with Office 365.
One Book, One School
Susan Meyer
Suzanne Schaefer
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14876
Concord MS
 K-8 Educators
Participants will learn about a variety of initiatives that may be facilitated by media specialists and integrated throughout the school to excite children and reading and connect families by reading together.  This session will include information on the One Book, One School program.
Overview of Technology Resources for Teachers New to CCS
Daryl Weakland
Susie Dadash
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14877
Harris Road MS
 
Aug. 19 12:30
CARE#C14878
Harris Road MS 
6-12 Teachers new to Cabarrus County
Teachers new to CCS will be introduced to technology and media resources available for their use. Teachers will learn the basic skills to use, locate and integrate resources.
PBL Integration in the Elementary Classroom
Lance Pfeifer
Mary Phillips
Lara Cabaniss
 
Aug. 17 8:00
CARE#C14907
Winecoff
 K-5 Educators
This session will provide teachers with a PBL experience that can be adapted to any elementary classroom. Teachers will learn the key components of problem-based learning and how to incorporate PBL in a technology-rich environment. Teachers will learn about the key components of PBL and how to write and implement their own.
Pictures as a Portal
Leanne Havely
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14867
Harris Road MS 
 6-12 TeachersIn Pictures as a Portal: Using Images to Engage Students, participants will work with various visual literacy strategies. Opportunities to reflect and collaborate with peers on the importance of and use of imagery in the classroom will be offered. Specific focus will be on how to engage the disengaged student through pictures.
Plickers, Kahoot, and Quizizz
Jan Holshouser
Mike Trump
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14879
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 
Aug. 18 8:00
CARE#C14892
Northwest Cabarrus MS 
 K-12 Educators
 Come learn to create online assessments using Plickers, Kahoot, and Quizizz. Use gamification in your classroom to engage students and keep their interest all the while gathering data for classroom decision making. Students will enjoy learning or reviewing materials in a fun environment.
Project U-Stars
Allison Smith
Emily Zelando
Kelly Donahue
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14908
Winecoff
 K-2 Teachers
 Project U-Stars curriculum brings together two critical and exciting teaching areas, science and language arts. The activities are based on familiar children's literature used in conjunction with larger units of study related to grade level NC Science Essential Standards. This workshop will provide teachers a platform to ask a range of questions and create a higher-level thinking environment around the literature through science.
REACH School Gardens Initiative Introductory Training
Douglas Vernon
 
Aug. 19 8:00 (all day)
CARE#C14969
A.T. Allen 
By Invitation Only from A.T. Allen, Wolf Meadow, Beverly Hills, and Rocky RiverSchools participating in the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) School Gardens Initiative will receive training on how to build their school gardens and make them successful. They will also learn about the benefits and requirements of the REACH initiative, a CDC-funded initiative aiming to increase access to healthy, fresh food in Cabarrus County by targeting underserved African American and Hispanic residents. 
 Read Aloud with Accountable Talk
Heidi Liddle
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C15007
Winecoff 
K-5 Teachers Participants will learn how to plan, facilitate, and monitor a read-aloud with accountable talk. 
Reading Mastery
Laurie Lee
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14923
Education Center
 K-5 Teachers
Participants will gain knowledge in how to conduct Reading Mastery lessons, give assessments, and keep consistent, up-to-date data on student progress.
Reading and Responding to Text in K-2
Rebecca Hunter
 
Aug. 17 8:00
CARE#C14971
Carl A. Furr
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14970
Carl A. Furr 
K-2 ELA Teachers
This training will assist K-2 teachers in ratcheting up their students' stamina, text complexity, and written responses across the school year.
Resources for Highly Advanced Young Readers
Susann Spinell
Lindsay Wescoe
Sheryl Campbell
Nikki Sandor 
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14972
J.N. Fries
 K-5 Educators
Finding literature that is challenging yet age-appropriate for young talented readers is a common dilemma for teachers and parents. Participants in this session will walk away with tools, such as free online resources and book lists, as well as strategies for selecting appropriately challenging literature and engaging students in higher level thinking and discussions.
School Equity Teams
Gary Howard
Jason Van Heukelum
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14811
McGill Baptist Church
By Invitation Only
School Equity Teams will continue their training with Gary Howard around culturally responsive schools, classrooms, and people. This session is by invitation only for school equity teams.
Schoolwires: An Introduction
Darren Nicholls
Linda Rucker
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14893
C.C. Griffin
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14894
J.N. Fries
K-12 Educators
In this session, participants will develop their school webpages learning how to embed videos, add tables, provide links and use the calendar.
Speech and Debate: Inside and Outside the Classroom
Shellie Kingaby
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14880
J.N. Fries
9-12 Educators
 Together participants will actively explore topics related to Public Speaking inside (curriculum, lesson plans, warm-ups, formal and informal assessments, etc.) and outside the classroom (starting and managing a team, tournament attendance, after school practice, local, state and national organizations, etc.). This session is directed at Cabarrus County teachers of Speech & Debate and will provide a variety of resources from a veteran Speech & Debate coach with 10+ years’ experience and several national qualifiers and finalists.
Spontaneous Argument
Shelli Kingaby
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14881
J.N. Fries
 9-12 Educators
 From building confidence, improving communication, and increasing critical thinking skills to better preparing students for college—speech and debate activities provide life skills vital to a young person’s success in the future. In this session, participants will learn how to incorporate Spontaneous Argument (an exciting, limited preparation, persuasion-centered form of debate) into your existing coursework and techniques for teaching and evaluating basic public speaking skills inherently within your classroom. Applies to every content area.
 
Standards-Based Grading in K-2
Heidi Liddle
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C15008
Winecoff
K-2 Teachers Participants will understand how to align standards-based instruction, grading, and reporting. 
Standards-Based Grading in 3-5
Leah Zufall
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14911
Harris Road MS
3-5 Educators using Standards-Based Report Cards
Participants will review the core principles of standards-­based grading. Participants will then have the opportunity to have questions answered regarding first quarter report cards and plan instruction and assessments for
second quarter using the standards-­based grading core principles.
Stop!  Collaborate and Listen!  Flip Your Classroom with these Cool Inventions!
Carla Holt
Heather Edminsten
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14882
Concord MS
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#14883
Concord MS 
9-12 Educators
Playposit, Edpuzzle, Screencast-O-Matic, and Educreations are all software products that contribute to video creation or enhancement. Teachers can utilize these tools to create assessments and lessons as well as to help differentiate instruction. This workshop will result in the creation of personalized lesson plans that can be used immediately in the classroom. 
Supporting Your Curriculum with eResources
Jan Cline
Tamara McElveen
Jenny Anderson
Susanne Schafer
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14914
Winecoff
 
Aug. 18 12:30
CARE#C14915
Winecoff 
K-5 Educators
Are you in need of additional resources to supplement your curriculum? Have you considered eResources? Cabarrus County Schools' media centers have lots of eResources to offer. Participants will learn how to access these tools and align the resources with curriculum content.
Teaching Outside of the Digital Box
Kim Harris
Mandy Casto
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14884
J.N. Fries
 
Aug. 18 12:30
CARE#C14885
J.N. Fries 
6-8 Educators
Are you ready to take digital tools to the next level? In this session teachers will explore digital tools that can be used by students to augment their learning in the classroom. We will present a variety of digital tools that allow students to demonstrate mastery at higher levels. By the end of this session teachers of all content areas will be able to design SAMR model lessons to use immediately with their students.
Teaching Plant Life with Wisconsin Fast Plants
Amy Bowman
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14909
NC Research Campus
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#C14910
NC Research Campus 
Third Grade Science Teachers 
Participants will work with Wisconsin Fast Plants to complete science investigations that include 40 days from seed to seed. Participants will engage in strategies that can be used to support students' understanding of plant parts, an introduction to Brassica Rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plants), and the life cycles of plants. During the session, light banks will be built and kits will be provided.
 
Location: NC Research Campus, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC
The Plants for Human Health Institute
 
To Google... &Beyond!
Mike Trump
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14886
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 
Aug. 18 12:30
CARE#C14887
Northwest Cabarrus MS 
 K-12 Educators
 When thinking about using Google in the classroom, do you think of playing with Legos? Building skeletons? Floating in space? If not, those are just a couple of many little-known resources that reside within the Google-verse that participants will explore in this fast-paced sharing session! These hidden resources, tools and secrets will be presented with an emphasis on their integration into today’s Blended 21st Century classrooms for all grades and subjects. Jump on board the Google spaceship and hang on tight….3….2…..1…..
Using Flubaroo and Socrative: Two Online Assessment Tools
Jan Holshouser
Brit Newsome
Aaron Zimmerman
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14888
Concord MS
6-8 Teachers
 Two eighth grade social studies teachers will demonstrate how they have used Flubaroo and Socrative to assess their students throughout this past year. Students take these assessments online and the web-based software grades them and produces useful reports for the teacher to analyze results. Participants should bring with them materials to create two online assessments using these two tools.
Using Google and other Web Tools in a Blended Classroom
Michael Petersen
Katherine Clymer
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14895
Harris Road MS
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14896
Carl A. Furr
K-12 Educators
 Learn how to integrate Google Apps and other online resources into Canvas, creating an interactive learning environment.
Using Media & Technology to Create an Engaging Classroom
Andrew Highsmith
Gaye Durham
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14897
Cox Mill HS
 
Aug. 17 12:30
CARE#14898
Cox Mill HS 
 9-12 Educators
 Participants will engage with a media coordinator and ITF to determine strategies for collaboration with media coordinators, ITFs, and classrooms teachers to create engaging digital projects for students.
Using Resources to Implement Workshop K-1
Melanie Searl
Cyndal Brenneman
Elizabeth Hutchins
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14981
Carl A. Furr
 
Aug. 19 8:00
CARE#C14982
Concord MS 
 K-1 Teachers
 Participants will explore and use resources, including the Reading Units of Study, aligned to the district reading units. This session is planned specifically for kindergarten and first grade teachers.
Using Resources to Implement Workshop 2-5
Sherry Lee
Elizabeth Hutchins
Aug. 18 8:00  
CARE#C14979
C.C. Griffin
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14980
Carl A. Furr
 2-5 Teachers
Participants will explore and use resources aligned to the district reading units.
Using Text Sets to Promote Critical Thinking
Sherry Lee
Elizabeth Hutchins
 
Aug. 18 12:30 
CARE#C14977
C.C. Griffin
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14978
Carl A. Furr
K-5 Educators
Are you ready to push your students to a higher level of thinking? This session will look at how text sets and questioning can challenge students to form their own opinions on a topic and support their thinking through textual evidence. Resources for creating text sets will be explored. Then participants will practice writing higher level questions using such resources as Bloom's Taxonomy and Costa's Levels of Questioning. Participants will practice with upcoming units.
Using Trello to Organize Research
Kim Burr
Jerrod Smith
 
Aug. 17 8:00 
CARE#C14889
J.N. Fries
 
Aug. 18 8:00
CARE#C14890
J.N. Fries 
 6-8 Educators
 Participants will explore the online organizational tool, Trello, and then look at ways it has been used in classrooms with research projects. Individuals will also work as a group to brainstorm other uses for this awesome tool!
Utilizing the CCS Curriculum Documents as a Secondary EC Teacher
Kristin Sinclair
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14899
C.C. Griffin
6-12 EC Teachers
This training will show EC teachers how the CCS curriculum documents can be used to support EC students in accessing the general curriculum. Specifically, participants will briefly review the stages of understanding by design used as the framework for all CCS curriculum documents. The majority of time will be spent digging into standards to understand what they mean and how to break standards down into basic/prerequisite skills. In turn, these skills can be utilized for appropriate IEP goal writing based on student needs. Additionally, participants will learn how to organize these skills from simple to more complex to ensure mastery of prerequisite skills.
Utilizing the CCS Curriculum Documents as an Elementary EC Teacher
Leah Zufall
 
Aug. 19 8:00 
CARE#C14916
C.C. Griffin
 K-5 EC Teachers
 This training will show EC teachers how the CCS curriculum documents can be used to support EC students in accessing the general curriculum. Specifically, participants will briefly review the stages of understanding by design used as the framework for all CCS curriculum documents. The majority of time will be spent digging into standards to understand what they mean and how to break standards down into basic/prequisite skills. In turn, these skills can be utilized for appropriate IEP goal writing based on student needs. Additionally, participants will learn how to organize these skills from simple to more complex to ensure mastery of prerequisite skills.
Webpath Express
Julie Stephenson
 
Aug. 19 12:30 
CARE#C14900
Concord MS
 K-8 Educators
Cabarrus County Schools has a great resource available for everyone. WebPath Express in an online service that provides teachers and students instant access to thousands of relevant, grade-appropriate Internet sites with just one search. During this session, participants will have an opportunity to create resource list(s) that are specific to their content areas. Teachers should come with a unit/lesson that needs additional resources.
What Can You Say in 25 Words? Teaching Students to Summarize
Jamie Abercrombie
 
Aug. 19 12:30
CARE#C14843
Northwest Cabarrus MS 
6-12 Teachers This workshop discusses best practices in adolescent literacy with regards to summarizing. 
Writing to Learn: Tools for Critical Thinking
Jamie Abercrombie 
 
Aug. 17 12:30 
CARE#C14845
Concord MS 
6-12 Teachers This workshop discusses best practices in using poetry to take a critical-analytical stance to respond to content-area text. 
Workshop 101
Jamie Abercrombie
 
Aug. 18 8:00 
CARE#C14844
Cox Mill HS
 6-8 Teachers
 This session will provide an overview of the whats, whys, and hows of each component of workshop. Participants will receive practical materials and ideas for implementing the workshop model at the middle school level.
Ziggurat Model
Christy Stowe
Sara Osborne
Jaimie Iovacchini
Charlotte Beck
 
Aug. 18 8:30-3:30
CARE#C14901
Northwest Cabarrus MS
 Teachers working within the AU and LC centralized programs, new EC Lead Teachers, PsychologistsIn this training participants will learn to use the Ziggurat Model to develop a Functional Behavior Assessment and a Behavior Intervention Plan. The Ziggurat Model is a framework for designing comprehensive interventions for individuals who are on the autism spectrum disorder. 
 
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