Cooperating School Districts Learning Division is excited to share that on June 13-14th, Dr. William Bender will guide middle and high school leadership teams in developing implementation plans for implementing a Response to Intervention framework. This event at the Brentwood Conference Center covers options for universal screening and progress monitoring in reading/math at the middle and high school level, scheduling options for Tier 2 and 3 interventions, delivering brain-friendly Tier 1 instruction, and development of a workable, practical model for each individual school.
- Given the wide array of school reform initiatives over the years, RTI, when implemented with integrity, stands alone in delivering dramatic enhancements in student achievement across the board.
As a teacher, Dr. Bender worked in a junior high school with students with disabilities, and after completing his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, he taught for many years at Rutgers University and the University of Georgia. He will share and discuss RTI models from departmentalized schools, video examples, and case studies from middle and high schools that will assist schools over the long-term to develop their own RTI implementation plan. Team planning time will be provided for planning, coupled with Dr. Bender’s input. Post-event planning with Dr. Bender is provided, such that, as schools develop their RTI plans after this event, they will have access to Dr. Bender’s direct input during the implementation process. As a leader in the RTI field, Dr. Bender has written more books on RTI than any other author in the world- participants will receive a copy of Dr. Bender’s most recent book, Response to Intervention in Middle and High Schools.
Registration deadline: May 30, 2013 or until registration is at capacity; $150 CSD Members; $190 Non-Members. Fee includes lunch, book and materials.
Even more Digital Media classes are being added to our 2011-2012 catalog! Here’s the latest from Tech4Learning –
Digital Media Projects Using Pixie
(preK-5 educators) FREE software
November 8 8:30-11:30am
$75 CSD member; $89 non-member
Create cross-curricular projects in both print and digital formats, then collaborate using Pixie 3. Pixie is an engaging; award winning, educational software for elementary students. Pixie combines an user-friendly paint program with text options, clip art, voice recording, with standards-based curriculum activities, helping students build 21st century skills as they develop podcasts, online storybooks, videos, and Flash animations. Get ready to address: MO State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Instruction, RTI + much more!
Presentations & Portfolios Using Share
(6-12 educators) FREE software
November 8 12:30 – 3:30pm
$75 CSD member; $89 non-member
Learn how Share is an amazing 21st Century Authoring tool. Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and Flash files, and web sites. You will learn how to access templates for design and productivity. Whether you have wanted to learn how to create portfolios, webpages, and brochures or create path animation, this workshop is for you. Learn about K12Share ~ Tech4Learning’s safe, online service for publishing student work created in Share.
Two NEW! tele Tech4Learning classes have been scheduled for June 13 at Cooperating School Districts!
In the morning, learn how to work with student to create cross curricular projects in both print and digital formats and collaborate with their peers using Pixie 3! There is a new look and feel to Pixie3. So bring your questions, projects and lesson plans and get ready to address: State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Instruction, RTI and much more! You’ll learn how easily you can convert your existing Pixie projects to Pixie 3, and learn how to use all of Pixie 3’s new features – including multi-page projects and real time collaboration, new tools and functionality.
During the afternoon, learn how Share is an amazing 21st Century Authoring tool. Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and FlashR files, and web sites. You will learn how to access templates for design and productivity. Integrating technology into your curriculum will be engaging and fun. Join us to brainstorm and collaborate to address Curricular Objectives and then, put the technology to work for you. Whether you have wanted to learn how to create portfolios, webpages, brochures or create path animation, this workshop is for you. Engage, Create and Share.
Think about attending both and stay for an entire day of learning! Each session costs just $74 (member and nonmembers alike!) and it includes the software being discussed. For less than $150, you can get a full day of Learning on Pixie 3 and Share, plus get to take the software home with you! Registration will open soon on our website, CSD.org!