PD For Me Workshops

Prairie Public is pleased to announce a series of short workshops for teachers. Perfect additions to any cafeteria professional development plan, all workshops are FREE and cover a variety of resources, tech tips, and best-practices presented by area teachers. Best of all, the workshops are available via webinar, so there’s no need to travel for great professional development. These short (1-2 hour) workshops start December 5. Join us in person at the Prairie Public station in Fargo OR via live-stream webinar. Check out the upcoming session descriptions below, then register for the workshops that interest you using this link:

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December Workshops

12/5/17 @ 4pm – Jet into the Holidays & Make a Splash: Free Resources, Apps, & Ideas for Math & Science (K-5)

Prairie Public invites K-5 educators to join us for an interactive workshop featuring beloved characters from Ready Jet Go!, Splash and Bubbles, and Cyberchase. Get a sneak-peek at new holiday themed shows then dive into free resources to help you explore math and science with your students. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.   

12/12/17 @ 4pm – Tech for Formative Assessment ( 7-12; all grades welcome)

Tap into tech to maximize your educational impact. Simple tools and how-tos make formative assessments easy and integrated. Test out Socrative, PadLet, FlipGrid, and more, and share your favorite assessment tools with the group. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.     


January Workshops

1/9/18 @ 4pm – SeesAwesome: Effective Tech for the Earlier Learner (K-3)

Learn how SeeSaw can change a lesson, a unit, or your whole classroom by enhancing any lesson, empowering students, differentiating for learners, and increasing parent engagement.  SeeSaw Ambassador and kindergarten teacher Chris Messer will demo this dynamic teaching tool while providing practical tips for integrating tech into the K-3 classroom. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.   

Presenter: Chris Messer teaches kindergarten at Atkinson Elementary in Barnesville. For the past 21 years, she’s continually transformed her teaching practice to better serve the needs of learners. Adapting to and embracing 21st century skills and standards, Chris maximizes student potential with flexible seating, training in digital citizenship, and the best tech for student learning.  

1/16/17 @ 4pm – PBS LearningMedia: Resources for Every Classroom (K-12) LearningMedia logo

PBS is known for quality educational programming.  Bring that quality right to your classroom with PBS LearningMedia. Packed with resources for every grade and content area, this is a one-stop shop for educational content to flip your classroom, differentiate for learners, spark a lesson, or increase engagement. With built in assignment tools, let LearningMedia help you reach all learners. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.  ***This workshop is only available as a webinar***  

1/30/18 @ 4pm – Simplifying the Flip: Tech, Tips, & Tricks (7-12, all subjects)

Everyone is flipping for flipped classroom: students love that content is differentiated for their pace and learning styles; parents love knowing what their student is learning; and teachers love getting to spend more time helping students apply knowledge. This session aims to make the whole flipped process flippin’ easy, including introductions to teacher-tested tech tools. Whether you’re new to flip or have already tested the waters, join us to learn how to maximize student engagement for maximum learning. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.     

Presenter: Cory Loveless teaches math (algebra I, AP calculus, transmath 2) at West Fargo High School and completely flipped his classroom two years ago. Since then, student engagement is up and he is able to spend more time working to support students by differentiating to fit their needs. As a result, average scores for quarter grades increased.  


February Workshops

2/6/18 @ 4pm – Teacher Feature TBA

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2/15/18  @ 4pm – Pinkalicious: Free Resources, Apps, & Ideas for Engagement (PK – 1)

Join Prairie Public for a sneak-peak at PBS’s newest animated feature, Pinkalicious and Peterrific. Based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts. This workshop includes a screening of the show as well as hands-on FREE lessons and games for use in the classroom or at home. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.

2/20/18 @ 4pm – Tech feature TBA

March Workshops

3/1/18 @ 6 – 7pm PBS LearningMedia 101 (All grades, all content areas) Webinar only by PBS Education.

Expand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students. To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5435478998519387905

3/6/18 @ 4pm – Media Literacy: Inquiry, Engagement, Empowerment (7 – 12, all content areas) 

Empower students, spark critical thinking, and engage with meaningful topics. Whether you’re practicing the craft of research, studying current events, mastering debate, or tackling myriad other topics, this session will give you ideas on how to engage your learners with quality content. ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and takes a deeper look at the research behind controversial and trending topics in the news while THE LOWDOWN is a curated resource of hot topics featuring content from around the web.  Both allow students to connect safely with other students across the US, elevating their learning to real-world interactions. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.

3/13/13 @ 4pm – Writer’s Workshop: Narrative Collaboration with Storybird (K – 12) 

Tired of hearing “How many sentences do I need?”  Or “How many pages do I have to have?”  Inspire a love for writing with Storybird and turn your classroom into a collaborative writer’s workshop.  Learn the basics of Storybird and hear how two teachers in Ashley, ND are empowering 3rd and 10th grade writing to work together in an innovative collaborative writing process. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these amazing resources.

Presenter: Jessica Schmidt As a 15-year veteran teacher, Jessica currently inspires 3rd graders to take control of their learning using strategic technology tools and interactive strategies that engage and energize.

Presenter: Wendy Bichler A high school English teacher in her second year at Ashley, Wendy sparks a love of writing with topics and tools that connect to her students.  As THE high school English teacher, Wendy excels at adapting content for 7th to 12th graders in order to differentiate for every learner.

3/22/18 @ 4pm – Tech feature TBA
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