Byram Hills Learning Lab

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

1. How to Learn Math for Teachers

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits or Stipend)

June 27, 2022 - August 26, 2022

Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you. The sessions are all interactive and include various thinking tasks to promote active engagement - such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, and discussing ideas with peers.

You Will Learn:
New pedagogical strategies
An understanding of high quality math tasks
Questions to promote understanding
Messages to give students
Inspirational messages from educational thought-leaders

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Credits/Stipend will not be awarded until the certificate is uploaded to Frontline Professional Growth and the activity is marked complete.

COST FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Please make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: Joanne Sinopoli. For a 2-credit course (30-hours), the fee is $260. Registration cannot be approved on Frontline Professional Growth until payment is received at District Office.

A stipend is also available for this course ($50/hr).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 23, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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2. Ten Mindsets for Transformational Leadership

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits or Stipend)

July 17, 2022 - August 7, 2022

In this course, you will consider your role through ten mindsets of transformational leaders. Then, you will share the insights you gain with others. In the process, you will enhance your own leadership skills and leave a legacy for others to follow. It's time to build your "Mindset-Driven Leadership ToolKit!"

Participants will gain insights, tools, and strategies for leading schools and districts in ways that transform practice and mindsets. They will design action plans to inspire the adaptive change at the core of schools focused on improving student achievement and experience through engagement, empowerment, and efficacy. They will engage in a variety of virtual settings over the course of each month and will engage in collaborative learning with other school and district leaders seeking the same transformational outcomes.

SYLLABUS:

1. Engage with Ten Mindsets across multiple activity lists throughout the course.

2. Gain insights, tools and resources for use in faculty meetings, observation conferencing, PLCs, learning walks, book clubs and more...

3. View the Mindsets through a systems-based approach, making connections to key components of school and district goals, mission and vision

4. Collaborate and engage with the authors and other school leaders across schools and districts

5. Explore scenarios and develop actionable steps to take each month to move from engagement to empowerment to efficacy


Participants in this course will use 'Students Taking Charge Implementation Guide for Leaders' by Dr. Nancy Sulla, Tanya Bosco & Julie Marks as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Completion of this course also requires a 5 Hour Independent Action Research Component. Credits/Stipends will not be awarded until the certificate and component are uploaded to Frontline Professional Growth and the activity is marked complete.

COST FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Please make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: Joanne Sinopoli. For a 2-credit course (30-hours), the fee is $260. Registration cannot be approved on Frontline Professional Growth until payment is received at District Office.

A stipend is also available for this course ($50/hr).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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3. Building Students Executive Function for Academic Achievement (2-day Summer Workshop)

(15 Hours, 1 In-Service Credit or Stipend)

July 25, 2022 - July 26, 2022 

A deep dive into developing the structures and strategies needed to create instructional practices that build proficiency in executive function. Recommended for teachers taking Cyber Camp: Teaching Today (June 29), but open to all.

Sessions will be held in-person.
Location is TBD.
7/25/22: 9am - 3pm
7/26/22: 9am - 3pm

+ 3 hrs of planning time per teacher: This can include curriculum planning and lesson development.

COST FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Please make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: Joanne Sinopoli. For a 1-credit course (15-hours), the fee is $130. Registration cannot be approved on Frontline Professional Growth until payment is received at District Office.

A stipend is also available for this workshop ($50/hr).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 21, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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4. Facilitating Academic Resilience

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits or Stipend)

August 1, 2022 - August 22, 2022   

How can you ensure that each of your learners is able to access learning and succeed in any learning environment? The teacher's role as a facilitator of learning has become more relevant than ever. Explore strategies to help students navigate their learning environment to build academic resilience, accelerate student learning, and support social emotional learning and executive functioning. This course will help you rethink instruction to prioritize differentiation and scaffolds that will meet all learners' needs.

SYLLABUS:

1. Explore and develop strategies to help students manage and self regulate in any learning environment (inclusion, self-contained, or other)

2. Gain strategies and structures to support differentiated student engagement

3. Explore graphic organizers and other scaffolding tools to engage students in the learning process and develop executive function.

4. Develop purposeful opportunities for students to self assess and reflect, as well as to support students' executive function and social and emotional learning

5. Create structures and protocols to support students during collaborative activities and develop the 5 competencies of SEL

6. Explore opportunities to build a learning community with parents, caregivers, aides, and/or paras to create an optimal learning environment


Participants in this course will use 'Reinventing the Classroom Experience' by Dr. Nancy Sulla as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Completion of this course also requires a 5 Hour Independent Action Research Component. Credits/Stipends will not be awarded until the certificate and component are uploaded to MLP and the activity is marked complete.

COST FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Please make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: Joanne Sinopoli. For a 2-credit course (30-hours), the fee is $260. Registration cannot be approved on Frontline Professional Growth until payment is received at District Office.

A stipend is also available for this course ($50/hr)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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5. Using Formative Assessment to Drive Instruction

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits or Stipend)

August 1, 2022 - August 22, 2022   

Explore the structures and strategies you can use to gather formative assessment data to drive instruction that is targeted for increased student achievement. Design formative assessments for use with your students.

SYLLABUS:

1. Developing formative assessments across four categories: temperature gauges, breakpoint assessments, student-­directed assessments, and comprehensive assessments

2. Using formative assessment data to differentiate classroom activities

3. Using formative assessment data to drive facilitation of instruction

4. Designing formative assessment grids to allow participants to easily collect and track assessment data while moving about the room and facilitating instruction


Participants in this course will use 'Reinventing the Classroom Experience' by Dr. Nancy Sulla as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Completion of this course also requires a 5 Hour Independent Action Research Component. Credits/Stipends will not be awarded until the certificate and component are uploaded to MLP and the activity is marked complete.

COST FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Please make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: Joanne Sinopoli. For a 2-credit course (30-hours), the fee is $260. Registration cannot be approved on Frontline Professional Growth until payment is received at District Office.

A stipend is also available for this course ($50/hr).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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6. Creating a Climate of Executive Function in Your Classroom

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits or Stipend)

August 15, 2022 - September 4, 2022   

Explore the structures and strategies you can use to gather formative assessment data to drive instruction that is targeted for increased student achievement. Design formative assessments for use with your students.

SYLLABUS:

1. Developing formative assessments across four categories: temperature gauges, breakpoint assessments, student-­directed assessments, and comprehensive assessments

2. Using formative assessment data to differentiate classroom activities

3. Using formative assessment data to drive facilitation of instruction

4. Designing formative assessment grids to allow participants to easily collect and track assessment data while moving about the room and facilitating instruction


Participants in this course will use 'Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement' by Dr. Nancy Sulla as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Completion of this course also requires a 5 Hour Independent Action Research Component. Credits/Stipends will not be awarded until the certificate and component are uploaded to MLP and the activity is marked complete.

COST FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Please make checks payable to Byram Hills and send to the District Office, attention: Joanne Sinopoli. For a 2-credit course (30-hours), the fee is $260. Registration cannot be approved on Frontline Professional Growth until payment is received at District Office.

A stipend is also available for this course ($50/hr).

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 12, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!______________________________________________________________________________

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