January 2018 (PDF)
Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning was approved by The Commission on School Accreditation as the state standards for professional development. Columbus Municipal School District’s professional development plan follows these standards to ensure that professional learning is for educators to develop the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions necessary to help students perform at high levels.
CMSD has been approved to begin receiving CEUs from MUW for Wednesday PLC meetings (school level, SpEd, grade level, and gifted PLCs), T3 Sessions, Digital Learning Labs, and BloomBoard sessions.
Please note that you will need to keep up with the CMSD 2017 -2018 application form and submit it to MUW no later than October 1, 2018 in order to receive credit for this academic year. Requests WILL NOT be processed from the Central Office. You are responsible for submitting this information along with the $20.00 payment to MUW (address is on the form).
The maximum number of CEUs that can be earned is 5 (this includes all Wednesday PLCs, SpEd PLCs, T3 Sessions, and Bloomboard). CEUs can be earned for all sessions on the PD calendar except for Educators are Essential. Please note that the form must be completed in its entirety. The session titles and dates should match those on the district’s Professional Development Calendar. Only building principals, Academic Coaches, Ms. Donna Jones (for SpEd), Ms. Buxton (for gifted) are authorized to sign the Time In/Out portion of the form for Wednesday PLCs. Note that beginning October 25th, the elementary principal at the school where the PLC is being held should sign off on attendance. T3 facilitators or Ms. Buxton may sign off on the T3 sessions.
As a reminder, 10 instructional hours equate to 1 CEU.
Teachers Teaching Teachers (T3)
Columbus Municipal School District expert teachers provide skilled training in an effort to provide personalized learning opportunities that build leadership and instructional capacity. Register for sessions below by clicking on “Register”.
High Impact Centers
October 26, 2017
To provide specific strategies to effectively implement high-impact centers that increase student engagement and achievement.
Teacher Growth Rubric
November 2, 2017
Teachers will walk through the MTSS process to gain a complete understanding of the new Teacher Growth Rubric.
MTSS Process Overview
Leigh Ann Hanson
November 9, 2017
It’s not just Tier anymore! It’s research based interventions and data based instruction that is specific to each individual student’s need.
Teaching and Learning with Rigor
November 16, 2017
Teachers are required to teach higher level learning to students as we move into the 21st Century of learning. Come join the discussion and learn how you can increase rigor in your classroom.
Effective Use of Classroom Time, Space, and Materials
November 30, 2017
To provide strategies for effective and efficient use of classroom time, space and materials.
Math R.O.C.K.S: Planning, Organizing, And Managing Math Centers
December 7, 2017
Math resources and information to impact your instruction and student’s achievement.
21st Century Learning Design
January 11, 2018
Teachers will plan effectively for the 21st century classroom. The integration of technology into the classroom can be an amazing thing, if it is done effectively. This workshop helps identify potential effective uses of technology and the appropriate uses that allow it to enhance the lesson rather than detract from it. We will explore the needs of our students as 21st century learners as well as how we can accommodate them while mastering our subject area standards.
Classroom Management 101
Leigh Ann Hanson
January 18, 2018
It all begins with rules and procedures. Join us as we walk through the process of establishing rules and procedures.
Centers Made Easy
February 1, 2018
Students learn through doing. Join the fun as we make and create center activities for Reading and Math.
Micro-Credentials for Educators
February 15, 2018
Bloomboard offers several microcredentials for educators.
Data and Differentiation
March 1, 2018
To provide strategies to interpret data (NWEA-STAR) for differentiated instruction in the classroom.