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SOWIC Academy Sessions 2019-2020

Tips & Tools for Effective Transition Planning
December 17, 2019
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn strategies to effectively involve parents and students in the creation of meaningful and comprehensive transition plans. Participants will receive a variety of assessment resources to use throughout the creation of the plan. Participants will also review where information fits into the EasyIEP system. Participants will leave with a variety of resources to use immediately in the creation and updating of transition plans in their district.

The Technology Toolbox: Supporting All Learners
January 23, 2020
8:30 am - 11:30 am

This hand-on workshop will focus on using websites, apps, extensions, and Google Drive, to provide access to all learners. Learn tips on ways to effortlessly integrate differentiation into the classroom using technology. Participants will learn various strategies to integrate technology in meaningful ways throughout the day. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using various tools presented to ensure successful implementation!

Improve Behavior and Increase Learning
February 19, 2020
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn strategies to help student respond rather than react. Reduce behavior problems that disrupt the learning process and increase the skills students need to learn. Teach students the skills they need to self-regulate their thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Participants will leave with strategies that can be implemented immediately in the classroom setting.

Re-Think Grading: Formative Assessment that Works!
March 9, 2020
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Effective formative assessments provide teachers vital information to ensure students are on track to meet learning goals. Learn quick easy strategies that engage students in active learning and allow your students to demonstrate their knowledge. These strategies will assist teachers in taking the pulse of the classroom before the unit assessment or homework assignment…when it’s already too late to address misunderstanding! The session will focus on pre-assessment, checking for understanding during instruction, and providing effective feedback.

TO REGISTER:

Who: All Staff (District Employees and SOWIC Employees)
Where: SOWIC Main Office
1207 N. Larkin Ave, Joliet
Cost: FREE, CPDUs provided
To RSVP:
Visit: https://tinyurl.com/Academy19-20
E-mail sowicacademy@sowic.org
Call 815-741-7777


SOWIC Spotlight is selection process that has been developed out of a desire to highlight the exceptional efforts of individuals working within SOWIC.   Such individuals stand out among their peers not only for the successful execution of their work assignments, but also because of their dedication, creativity, and actions toward improving services provided to students and families within the cooperative. 

To nominate a SOWIC Staff Member, click on the link and complete the form: http://bit.ly/SOWIC_Spotlight

 
 

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