On September 4, 2019, ESU 11 Technology Curriculum Consultant Jody Bauer coordinated a Camera Dr workshop. Alan Mais has over twenty years of experience in the repair of all models of digital and photographic equipment. This workshop was developed with Digital Applications and Yearbook students/teachers in mind. During the workshop Alan covered the basic operation of cameras, the basics of taking pictures, care of camera and prints and lots of hands on training. ESU 11 students had the opportunity to shoot great pictures as they learned about all the features of their cameras.
On August 6, 2019, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 conducted an Introduction to APL workshop. During this training, new teachers received specific information regarding the following strategies that should be used to ensure good classroom management:
- Wait-time extended
- Temporary exit option
- Interaction sequence
- 10:2 / 5:1
- On the clock management
- Hit run/push pull
- The difference between rules and procedures
- Bell ringers
On July 30, 2019, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 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. This training provides an opportunity for mentors and teachers to collaborate and discuss classroom issues in a safe, supportive environment.
Teachers and administrators from the ESU 11 area gathered on April 17 to continue to learn how to implement MTSS. School teams gathered and organized various sources of data and then held conversations to determine if their core program is effective. They then held conversations to determine next steps for MTSS implementation. NDE MTSS Consultants Jane Byers and Mary Jo McElhose were the facilitators for the day.
On February 26, 2018, Kate Hatch organized an art enrichment workshop for area art teachers. This workshop was facilitated by Southwest Public School Art Teacher, Carol Kelley. This day was designed for the artist/educator teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade. Carol taught the art of Batik. Batik is a technique of hand-dyeing fabrics by using wax as a dye repellent to cover parts of a design, dyeing the uncovered fabric with a color or colors, and dissolving the wax in boiling water.
In addition to learning these art techniques, the art teachers were also able to collaborate and share other ideas that they were able to take back to their individual schools.