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Riverside Hosts WIC Professional Development Day

Registration at WIC PDOn Monday, January 15th, Riverside hosted  a Professional Development day for several schools in the Western Iowa Conference. 

Other schools in the Conference sent representatives, but Underwood, Treynor, Tri-Center, Riverside, IKM-Manning, and Logan-Magnolia (Secondary) sent the majority of their teachers.  Approximately 320 teachers participated in the day’s professional learning.

 

In the morning, there were two keynote speakers, Martha Bruckner (former Superintendent at Council Bluffs CSD and Iowa's 2016 Superintendent of the Year) and Matt Carver (Legal Services Director for School Administrators of Iowa).  Following these keynotes, there were a variety of breakout sessions available for teachers to choose from, which were facilitated by teachers, teacher leaders, and Green Hills AEA staff members.  Breakout sessions were designed to share new and innovative instructional strategies, educational technology, and methods to help all students achieve success at school.  Below are breakout sessions offered to teachers:  Keynote Speaker Martha Bruckner at WIC PD

 

Tier 2 Math Interventions

Student Assistance Team

Professional Learning Communities: The Process Unpacked

Technology in the Classroom (Secondary)

Google Classroom 101

Breakout EDU

Project- Based Learning
 

Using Weebly

Service Learning

Student Mental Health

Next Generation Science Standards

Coaching Boys into Men (violence prevention curriculum)

Visual Communication

Technology in the Classroom (Elementary)

New Educators Collaboration

Multi-Tiered System of Support at the Elementary Level

Math Strategies in the Elementary Classroom

Specially Designed Instruction: Reading

Student Life Maps

Elementary Math: Collaborative Team Teaching

Inquiry-Based Secondary Social Studies

Art Assessment and Standards

Center for the Collaborative Classroom Materials for Literacy

Elementary and Middle School P.E. Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies in the Universal Classroom

Integrating Fine Arts into Core Areas

Flip Grid

Standards-Based Grading at the Secondary Level

Genius Hour

Transition Services: Special Education

Student Discussion and Questioning

Mythbusting Differentiation: Evidence and Strategies for Today’s Learners

 

Mentors in Violence Prevention

Increasing Student Motivation

 

 

PE Collaboration Group

In the afternoon, teachers had the opportunity to collaborate with grade-level and/or content-area colleagues.  Agendas for the afternoon collaboration sessions were built by each individual group, facilitated by a teacher from one of the participating districts.

Science Collaboration Group at WIC PDThis was an outstanding opportunity for teachers across districts to learn from one another and discuss the newest technologies, strategies, and methods to improve student learning opportunities.  The first Western Iowa Conference Professional Development day was held in Underwood in 2016, and last year was set to be held at Riverside but was canceled due to weather.  We are very excited to have hosted this year and had a tremendous day of professional learning!

 

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Events This Week:

Events for the Week of January 15th:   Monday, January 15th:     - No School, WIC Professional Development Day     - School Board Meeting, 7pm, Intermediate School Tuesday, January 16th:       - JH Girls BB @ CAM, 4pm      -  Girls & Boys JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Griswold (H), 6pm Wednesday, . . .

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Winter Weather Procedures and Guidelines

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