Friday, May 23, 2014

Round Rock ISD's This Week in PD #2 5.23.14

This Week in RRISD Professional Development
Hello everyone, this is our second weekly update feature to our Professional Development. Check this site every Friday for the latest information on adult learning in Round Rock ISD as well as highlights from the world of training and development at large. We will follow a consistent format, but in the next few weeks please give us feedback in the comments below about what to keep, add, or ditch. Here we go.

RRISD Professional Development Update:

Here is your weekly update of upcoming opportunities for educators in Round Rock ISD and around Texas.
  • Don't miss the final PD in Your PJs of the 2013-2014 school year. The Round Rock ISD Instructional Technology team will be focusing on Getting Organized in Goolge: Drive and Email Tips and Tricks. This is an interactive Hangout where you can get all your questions answered. Click the photo below to register and watch.

Podcast of the Week:

Here we will highlight our favorite podcasts. These could come from the worlds of education, health, business, or personal development. Make suggestions in the comments below.

Check out this Talks with Teachers Podcast with Dave Burgess - Teach Like a Pirate.
http://talkswithteachers.com/daveburgess/
http://daveburgess.com/

Site/Blog of the Week:

Out site/blog suggestions this week come from +Karon Henderson, coordinator of Bilingual and ESL Services. She is sharing three excellent resources for teachers

This site includes many strategies and ideas for teaching ELLs and differentiates elementary from secondary
classroom settings.
http://www.theteachertoolkit.com/

Great videos of real teachers teaching real ELLs. All grade levels.https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/ell-essay-structure-lesson?

Region 13 sends this out about once a month and it includes articles, tools, and resources for teachers of ELLs.
http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/ell/

Article/Book of the Week:

We will also highlight our favorite article or book that is being talked about around Round Rock ISD. Comment below for suggestions, and enjoy our selection this week: Several sessions during our Summer Professional Development Conference are focusing on student mindset specifically when it comes to performance in math. The concepts touched upon in those classes come from Mindset, by Carol Dweck.


Tweet of the Week

We will also pick our favorite Tweet from the last week that included #rrisdpd. This week's comes from +Vanessa Trevino from Bluebonnet Elementary who is excited to be her campus representative in the Next Generation Digital Classroom pilot starting next school year.
Thanks for reading our second weekly update. We hope this will allow you to stay current with everything going on with Round Rock ISD Professional Development.

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