Learning

The SCEA and CEWL are proud to offer free professional learning sessions for you and your team. Take a look at potential offerings below and contact Todd Scholl to discuss how we can meet your needs.

​Be the Light

Facilitator: Chanda Jefferson

This is a motivational session that incorporates storytelling, conversation, peer- collaboration, and design thinking protocols to develop initiatives for engaging students from historically underserved communities. The facilitator will share how a ride with a community resident and a community data audit enhanced her classroom instruction and led to the development of new school programs. Participants will leave with resources to develop engaging programs in their schools, classrooms, and/or communities.

Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers

Facilitator: Kaneale Cornell

In this session, new teachers will receive some tips from veteran educators about classroom management. ​​Time will be provided for participants to ask questions and discuss.

Culturally Competent Pedagogy

Facilitator: Albert Jones

Honoring and bringing culture into classrooms are important to providing an inclusive educational experience. Let's dive deeper into how listening to students can create the strongest lessons you've ever taught.

​Federal STEM Tool 101

Facilitator: Chanda Jefferson

Learn with an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator as she shares lessons, applications, and innovative ideas in STEM that the federal government has available for education. She will share stories of successful lessons designed around STEM that integrate engagement for all students. Participants will be able to walk away with usable strategies and information to help them facilitate and advocate for diverse and inclusive STEM/STEAM programs at their school, district, or organization. Some of the topics will discuss makerspace activities, coding, design thinking, and using primary sources with students throughout elementary, middle, and high school. She will also provide suggestions to help educators implement these ideas for hybrid or distance learning models as well.

​Flipgrid

Facilitator: Todd Scholl

Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for PreK to PhD educators, learners and families. Create a Topic and engage your community...together! I cover the basics so that teachers can start using this tool tomorrow!

​Increasing Cultural Relevancy in Your School and Classrooms

Facilitator: Pete Stone

Cultural relevancy is not an additional teaching trick to add to the curriculum for increased productivity. Cultural relevancy is in one simple word: Truth.  Truth engages and inspires because it tells the complete story. Also, our world is naturally a wonderful and exciting  place because of our collective, beautiful diversity. Therefore, it actually takes more effort to not present culturally relevant lessons and work environments than otherwise.  However, given the current nature of our society, being culturally relevant in education does take being on purpose.  In this session, Stone offers an opportunity for participants to open up and collectively discover how to  bring cultural relevancy into our work as well as recognize the tremendous benefits this approach brings to improving every area of our profession and lives.  Stone has taught this way his entire career with great results as the truth always inspires students. Given the great sensitivity surrounding these issues, Stone will also help share tools to help you feel more confident bringing this approach to your work environment in sensitive and  successful ways. If you or your faculty is looking for a way to approach starting and continuing this conversation or emphasizing the skill set needed to have culturally relevant lessons and environment, then this is a great session to participate in.

Learning Reimagined - Innovative Tools for Virtual Learning

Facilitator: Chanda Jefferson

This session will provide educators with virtual learning tools and strategies to meet the needs of students at different levels. You will identify common barriers while administering virtual instruction and solutions to technology challenges. Each participant will leave with innovative strategies and activities to engage students in virtual learning environments. This presentation was initially presented to STEM teachers, but can be adapted for all subjects and grade levels.

​Light Up the Room

Facilitator: Chanda Jefferson

Do you need new instructional strategies to create experiences in your classroom? Light up the room is a session that teaches educators about the brain, explores the neuroscience of learning, and provides research-based strategies to make classroom lessons and units memorable. The facilitator will share brain-based tools, instructional strategies, and activities to appeal to a wide variety of learners. She will also provide scientific research on how the brain learns to increase student achievement, confidence, and success.

Loom Screencasting

Facilitator: Todd Scholl

Loom is a video messaging tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. Your video is then instantly available to share through Loom's patented technology. This is a "must-have" tool for all teachers, especially in a virtual learning environment.

Podcasting

Facilitator: Todd Scholl

Recording and publishing podcasts has never been easier. In this session, teachers will learn how to create podcasts with their students and share them with the world!

Racial and Social Justice

Facilitator: Albert Jones

Embedding current events and issues into educational standards are essential to developing the whole child. This professional learning experience highlights one of the many ways you can embed quality increase with critical consciousness

Teaching Biology - Best Practice from a Veteran Biology Teacher

Facilitator: Chanda Jefferson

​Are you looking for strategies to increase student achievement on the Biology I EOC? This session will help teachers more effectively set the pacing for Biology I courses, deliver biology content, and develop personalized academic interventions to meet the needs of students at different levels. Each participant will leave with simple strategies and activities that they can successfully employ. 

True Colors

Facilitators: Kaneale Cornell, Albert Jones, & Todd Scholl

True Colors is an activity used to promote the appreciation of individual differences. True Colors is a self-awareness activity enabling individuals to become aware of their personality styles. True Colors is a team-builder helping members to understand the preferred styles of their colleagues.

Weebly Website Editing

Facilitator: Todd Scholl

​Learn to build a fully-featured website in sixty minutes. This free web-based site builder allows teachers and their students to build dynamic websites in a user-friendly way. These sites are perfect for setting up digital portfolios!