The information in these presentations is intended for PAMS faculty and staff.

Training 2015-2016 Overview:
PERSONALIZED LEARNING
  • October--Who ARE My Students?
  • December--Flexible Grouping with Tiered Assignments
  • January--Creating Responsive Opportunities through Research
  • February--Sternberg's Theory of Triarchic Intelligences
  • February--Curriculum Compacting

Training 2014-2015 Overview:
BEST PRACTICES
  • August--Staff Week Select Sessions
  • September--Twice-Exceptional Learner
  • October--Making Careful Observations and Thoughtful Interpretations (Visual Thinking Strategies)
  • November--Reasoning with Evidence (Visual Thinking Strategy)
  • December ILT presentation--Unpacking the Standards
  • December--Making Inferences and Developing Perspectives
  • January--Creative Problem Solving Generating Tools
  • March--Creative Problem Solving Focusing Tools
  • April--Creative Problem Solving--the rest of the tools


Training 2013-2014 Overview:
LITERACY
  • September--Promoting Higher Level Thinking in Small Group Activities
  • October--Focusing
  • November--Reading and Writing to Learn--It's a Process not a Task
  • December--Working with Students with Reading Comprehension Challenges
  • January--Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers
  • February--Discern and Perceive
  • March--Two Column-Notes Updated
  • April--Focusing Student Attention

Training 2012-2013 Overview:
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
  • September--Informational Literacy
  • October--Critical Thinking: Perspectives
  • November--Critical Thinking: Digging Deeper
  • December--Concept Based Instruction: Thinking About Bigger Ideas
  • January--Analyzing and Utilizing Information
  • February--Collaboration--Building Interpersonal and Small Group Skills
  • March--Listening and Communicating--Academic Conversations
  • April--Listening and Communicating--Opportunities

Training 2011-2012 Overview:
BALANCED ASSESSMENT
  • September--Descriptive Feedback
  • October--Rubrics
  • November--Effective Feedback
  • December--Total Participation Techniques
  • January--Best Practices for Formative Assessment
  • February--Reflecting on Grading Practices in a Balanced Assessment System
  • March--Assessing Critical Thinking
  • April--Habits of Mind
  • April--Depth and Complexity

Training 2010-2011 Overview:
MARZANO STRATEGIES THAT WORK
  • October--Homework
  • November--Summarizing
  • December--Summarizing and Note-Taking
  • January--Vocabulary Development
  • February--Similarities and Differences
  • March--Non-linguistic Representations (graphic organizers)
  • April--Advance Organizers