On August 7 and 8, 2017, Kate Hatch supported Bertrand and Wilcox-Hildreth Public Schools by coordinating a two-day APL workshop. New teachers from Elwood, Southern Valley, and Alma also participated in the workshop. This workshop provided teachers with a top-notch professional growth experience that focused on instructional and classroom management skills. The skills learned during this workshop will help increase student time on task, improve student behavior and performance, and increase student motivation. These districts will use the strategies learned in this workshop to help the district create a common language of instruction.
On August 4, 2017, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 conducted an Introduction to Marzano workshop. During this training, teachers received an overview of the Marzano Instructional Model from Phil Warrick, associate vice president of Marzano Research Laboratory. Kate then provided specific information regarding Design Questions 6 and 8, which focus on establishing relationships, rules and procedures.
On August 3, 2017, Kate Hatch conducted the first day of the Entry-Year Assistance training for school teams. During this training, a mentor and a new teacher had the opportunity to participate in discussions involving their district’s policies and procedures, decision-making, what makes quality effective teachers, and proactive management. Attorney Bobby Truhe from KSB School Law also spoke to the group about laws and best practices in regard to using social media.
During the week of June 19, 2017, the ESU #11 Staff Development Department provided an intensive training for teachers within the service unit area. In this training, teachers learned methods that can be used to prevent and manage peer bullying and cyberbullying in order to have a safer, more positive classroom environment. This course was taught by, Karmen Scharff-Sears, Guidance Counselor at Kearney Public Schools.
During the week of June 5, 2017, the ESU #11 Staff Development Department provided an intensive training for teachers within the service unit area. This training showed participants how to integrate Google Apps for Education to transform their classroom. This course was taught by master teacher and technology integration specialist Stephanie Dannehl from Bertrand Community School. Teachers from the following school districts attended the class: Alma, Loomis, Holdrege, Southern Valley, Bertrand, and Minden.