TSS Offers

Fall Professional Development Courses

9/18 EFFECTIVE ACTION PLANNING FOR MAJOR PROJECTS

Participants will learn to use the simplest form of an excel spread sheet to comprehensively plan projects and programs that involve many persons who are each responsible for the same or different programs, projects, tasks, and goals. The training will enable participants to integrate a great variety of programs and projects involving the same organization so that the principal/CEO can know at a glance what very specific activities are to be accomplished, for which project/program/event, by which people, and by what deadline dates.

9/19 SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The authors, Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard (author of One Minute Manager), popularized the use of the innovative theory. In this workshop, participants will learn the actual theory, and pragmatically apply it – both in general and with a specific focus on those supervisees each participant supervises.

9/25 UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING

This is a four-hour presentation that will introduce educators to the concept that all students can learn and all teachers can teach to those students. Educators will leave this presentation with concrete strategies to take into the classroom and try with students. 9/25 TOTAL ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

This four-hour presentation will give educators strategies utilizing Gardner's eight intelligences: verbal/linguistic; logical/mathematical; visual/spatial; bodily/kinesthetic; musical/rhythmic; interpersonal; intrapersonal; and naturalistic. At the end of the presentation educators will be able to incorporate many different strategies to increase student engagement.

9/26 BEGINNING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Educators will be able to organize their schools by departments or grade levels and use a monitoring tool to monitor student assessments to assure a school wide focus on learning. Educators will be able to utilize data forms to monitor student achievement and to make data driven decisions to improve student learning.

9/26 TEACHING READING TO ENGLISH LEARNERS

The goal for all students for reading instruction is reading for understanding, learning and interest. However, for the English Learner there is an absolute need to focus on oral language skills. The educator will leave this presentation with skills to assist reading instruction for English Learners.

9/27 RESEARCH BASED UNDERSTANDING OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

This presentation will provide the educator the historical and current theories of language teaching and learning and language development. These theories will help educators understand second language learners in the classroom and how to help them succeed in our schools.

9/27 PROJECT BASED LEARNING

Projects are organized over an extended period of time that engages students in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a product with a final presentation to an audience. Project Based Learning develops a deep understanding of content knowledge utilizing critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing a relevant project.

10/1 DYSLEXIA: MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LITERACY APPROACHES & ACCOMMODATIONS TO COMPLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA DYSLEXIA LAW (AB 1369)

Participants will analyze multisensory structure literacy methods and accommodations that are required to support the learning needs of students with dyslexia as defined in the California Dyslexia Law (AB 1369).

10/2 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT & FEEDBACK: INCREASING STUDENT ACHIVEMENT

This course will provide teachers with multiple methods and assessments to assess learning on an ongoing basis to adjust instruction. Participants will explore formative assessment and feedback methods that can be use across content areas and at various grade levels.

10/4 HOT TOPICS IN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

The presenter will touch on every aspect of running a facilities program including; organizational structure, skills needed, employees and consultants, facilities master plan, demographic study, opening/closing schools or changing boundaries, Proposition 39 bonds and audit requirements, state funding, developer fees, and related topics.

10/9 LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE ASSESSMENTS FOR EDUCATIONALLY EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENTS

This session will discuss the required components required for an assessment to determine eligibility for special education services. While all areas will be covered there will be special emphasis on Educational Emotional Disturbance.

10/10 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE SCHOOL SETTING

This session will discuss the provision of Educationally related mental health services in the school setting. Information will be provided to assist the school or district in developing or improving the program.

10/11 CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS, REFERRALS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY

This session will focus on assisting school staff in enhancing understanding of cultural considerations when working with culturally diverse students and assessment considerations with respect to referral, eligibility, and special education services.

10/16 AUTISM AND EDUCATION

The participant will gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the current educational evidenced-based practices that are used for students with ASD.

10/17 DEVELOPING A COLLABORATIVE IEP

This seminar will review some key concepts of developing a collaborative IEP team such as coordinating all service providers, involving parents and resolving concerns before they become problems.

10/18 DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION/UDL

This course will provide teachers with multiple methods and assessments to assess learning on an ongoing basis to adjust instruction. Participants will explore formative assessment and feedback methods that can be use across content areas and at various grade levels.

10/23 ACCESS & EQUITY THROUGH THE UDL LENS

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles are incorporated in the California Curriculum Framework. This training will move participants beyond an awareness level of UDL principles to practical planning and instructional strategies to ensure that all students master state standards.

10/24 SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN GE CLASSROOM

As more students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are participating in a general education setting, teachers require in depth strategies on how to support students with ASD. This course will focus on visual supports, engagement strategies, and specific accommodations to help students to achieve mastery of grade level performance standards.

10/30 ENGAGMENT: THE FIVE ZONES

Learn how to achieve the gold standard in teaching and learning by exploring five zones of research-based strategies designed to promote engaged learning: teacher-student relationships, feedback, student voice and choice, student beliefs, and interest.

10/31 PREPARING FOR THE NEXT ROUNDS OF NEGOTIATIONS

With the new state budget that has more revenues for schools than projected in January, the employee groups will be expecting a larger share of the new revenues. With this expectation, the school district administrators can expect to face some challenges in negotiating employee compensation packages. This workshop will draw from the real life experiences and share solutions in planning cohesive and productive negotiations for success in maintaining a district’s fiscal health.

10/25 POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS IN THE CLASSROOM: DO'S AND DON'TS

The social-emotional well-being of students has become a central focus for supporting student achievement. Participants will analyze best evidence-based behavioral practices from a teacher’s perspective. What works? What doesn’t? This course is designed for teachers or support staff who wish to enhance their behavioral toolkit.

11/1 DEVELOPING AN EXEMPLARY LCAP

Although several years have passed since the implementation of LCFF and the requirement to develop a LCAP, many districts still struggle when putting together a comprehensive and responsive LCAP. Over these years, a few districts have been able to develop excellent LCAPs. This workshop will share information about gathering and compiling information, and presenting it in a format that could make your district’s LCAP exemplary too.

11/6 INTERACTIVE DIRECT INSTRUCTION: THE SEVEN KEY CHARACTERISTICS

Whether you spend 25% or 90% of your week in direct instruction, the challenge is the same: getting students engaged in learning things that are not necessarily very interesting to them. Since brain research tells us we simply cannot pay attention to something that is not interesting, classroom learning depends on our ability to get and hold every student’s attention.

11/7 EFFECTIVE VISUAL & ORAL FEEDBACK: 4 PRACTICAL APPROACHES

Learn how to turn weak or even harmful feedback into daily research-based feedback that motivates and guides students to higher performance through intrinsic motivation. Walk away with practical, field-tested strategies for giving powerful feedback in three domains: visual, verbal, and tangible.

11/8 A PRINCIPAL'S CHECKLIST FOR ENSURING HIGHER SCORES ON STATE TESTS

There are 10 key things principals can promote in their schools to ensure that state test scores truly reflect the learning going on at the school. If the school is organized and teachers are doing a reasonably good job of teaching, these initiatives will legitimately boost student learning and state test scores grades 3-11.

11/13 CREATING INNOVATORS: GUIDE TO FUTURE PROOFING YOUR STUDENTS

Are you preparing your students for the jobs that will be available when they graduate? This workshop will take a looks at the future of work and the skills that students will need to be successful and how to teach these skills in a Common Core curriculum. Learn how to create innovators and “future proof” your students and give them the skills needed to flourish!

11/14 BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS THAT INCREASES STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Schools across California spend millions of dollars on technology and that often produce little increases in student achievement and become less viable as the technology ages. Come a build a technology plan for your school targeted at the academic progress and learn the tips, tricks, and tools to make it successful.

11/15 PLANNING FOR SUCCESS ON THE SMARTER BALANCED TEST

If you want to have success on the Smarter Balanced Test, you have to match what is tested and the way it is tested. Teaching the Common Core alone will not produce good scores on the test. Come learn how to align your curriculum and instruction to what, and how, students will be tested.

12/5 A REVOLUTION IN INSTRUCTION: RESEARCH-DRIVEN PRACTICES AND THEIR PITFALLS

Since 1986, there has been a revolution in research on what works and what doesn’t in schools. Key names in this campaign include Walberg, Marzano, and most recently, Hattie. Every educator should understand what the summaries of this research do and don’t tell us about what we should change about how we do business. Learn how to use the current resources of educational research to guide you in where you spend your precious time and money by focusing on strategies with the highest yield in student learning.

12/6 A SIMPLE MODEL OF SCHOOL REFORM: IMPROVE THE WHOLE OR JUST A PIECE

This session includes a simple, four-part school reform model that has been applied successfully in hundreds of schools in California. You will learn practical strategies in each of four domains that you can apply to improving a part of your school program or to improving the school overall. The model can help you both filter and organize the sea of reform initiatives that you may be confronting daily as well as generate strategies to solve whatever problems that may be currently the most pressing at your site.

 

Time and Location

Check In/Registration: 8:00 am
Full Day Training Session: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Morning Half Day Session: 8:30 am to 12 pm
Afternoon Half Day Session: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Total School Solutions
Total School Solutions
4751 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, CA  94534

Registration

To access the registration form in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, please click here.

Fees and Cancellation

Cost: Full Day Sessions: $325
Half Day Sessions: $245*


Purchase orders or checks must be received at least 2 weeks prior to workshop.

Cancellation received more than a week in advance of a specific event shall be charged $50 fee.
Cancellations less than a week in advance of a specific event and No Shows shall be subject to the full registration fee.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to info@totalschoolsolutions.net

Method of Payment

Make check payable to: Total School Solutions
and mail to: 4751 Mangels Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94534

Please bring a laptop computer or another Internet ready device.

For further information, please email Aaisha Ahad.