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January 10, 2016

Visible Learning for Literacy with Doug Fisher

Educators have been in search of “what works” for decades. Our collective search for better ways to reach students and ensure that they develop knowledge and skills has resulted in thousands and thousands of books, hundreds of thousands of research articles, and countless websites. The truth is, not everything works. Only a few things work at ensuring that students gain a full year’s worth of growth for a year of enrollment in school, and we think it’s time we focused on what works, what doesn’t work, and what can't hurt. And we’ve turned to Visible Learning (Hattie, 2009) for help. As he noted, students must develop surface-level learning if they are ever going to go deep. And we know that deep learning can facilitate transfer, which has been a goal shared by educators for as long as there have been teachers. In this interactive session, we focus on specific approaches that work at the surface level of learning and note that they are different from strategies that work at the deep and transfer levels. Importantly, Dr. Fisher will clarify which approaches work at which phase of learning.

When: January 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Dr., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $110.00, lunch will be provided

For more information and to register online go to: https://visiblelearningforliteracy-dougfisher.eventbrite.com

 

January 10, 2017

What's in a Number? Exploring Mathematics Conceptually Grades TK-8

During this one-day workshop, participants will explore and experience mathematics conceptually, building a deeper understanding of how math works. We will begin our journey in the number system through the understanding of numbers and operations and make connections to algebraic thinking and progressions through the grade levels. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with peers on shifts in teaching and learning through the implementation of the common core state standards.

When: January 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $100.00, includes handouts and lunch

For more information and to register online go to: https://conceptualmath.eventbrite.com

 

January 21, 2017

Distinguished Speakers Series Dave Burgess Teach Like a Pirate followed by EdCamp Contra Costa

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

When: January 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Sequoia Middle School, 265 Boyd Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: Cost: FREE

For more information and to register online go to: https://edcampcontracosta.eventbrite.com

 

January 26, 2017

Vape Pens & Teens: What Educators Need to Know

This training will provide an overview of e-cigarettes/vape pens, adolescent use, tobacco-free schools policies, prevention strategies, and resources. There will be time for attendees to practice communicating the information they learn with others. It is geared towards school administrators, teachers, counselors, and community-based organization folks who work with youth in school-based settings.

When: January 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $50.00, includes light breakfast and lunch

For more information and to register online go to: https://vapepensjan2017.eventbrite.com

 

January 30-31, 2017

Solving the Fraction Mystery

Fractions are conceptually difficult for many. Moving beyond pizza and pie models, we will explore the many ways for developing fraction understanding including using concrete manipulatives. Throughout this two-day workshop participants will engage in conceptually meaningful mathematics tasks for all fraction operations. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a foundational understanding of fractions. Our journey through fractions will conclude with connections to ratios and proportional reasoning.

When: January 30–31, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $200.00, Handouts and lunch will be provided

For more information and to register online go to: https://solvingfractionmystery.eventbrite.com

 

February 15, 2017

Page Keeley – Uncovering Student Ideas and Practices: Implications for 3-D Teaching and Learning

Combining research on learning and the experiences and wisdom of practitioners, participants will examine what it means to teach for conceptual change and identify ways to make profound changes in their own practice. They will also gain experience with strategies through modeling and discussion for eliciting students' and teachers' ideas. This will enable the participant to make informed instructional decisions based on where students and teachers are in their thinking at any point during an instructional sequence. Participants will be guided through the use of a formative assessment framework that links assessment, instruction, and learning targets. Throughout the workshop, core disciplinary ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and scientific practices will be used.

When: February 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Pleasant Hill Recreation Center, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $110.00

For more information and to register online go to: http://cccoe-ngss-keeley.eventbrite.com

 

February 28, 2017

Peer Programs Training 2017

Engaging young people as leaders and resources on their school campuses can greatly improve our existing prevention and youth development programs. Do you know what ingredients are needed in order to start and maintain quality, successful peer-led programs? Do you know what core communication skills all peer helpers need? This one-day training will provide the opportunity for us to explore the nuts and bolts of quality peer programs and review the communication skills all peer helpers need. We will look at recruitment, selection, training, gaining additional support, and explore all of the exciting leadership roles that peer educators/helpers can play!

When: February 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: For more information and to register online go to: https://peer-programs-feb2017.eventbrite.com

 

March 1, 2017

Number Talks 2.0

In this one-day workshop we will embark on how to structure and lead productive mathematical discussions. We will emphasize setting mathematical goals for each number talk, learn how to use models to develop students' conceptual understanding, explore how to productively move students toward efficient strategies for problem solving, and provide timely and appropriate feedback to students. Throughout the workshop we will engage and explore open source resources to take our number talks to the next level in student mathematical thinking and engagement.

When: March 1, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $125.00, Intentional Talk book and Lunch will be provided

For more information and to register online go to: https://numbertalks2.eventbrite.com

 

March 2, 2017

Using Texts, Talk, and Conversations to Cultivate Academic Language Across Content Areas with Jeff Zwiers

This session will focus on academic language and literacy development focused on the most important and challenging ELA and ELD Standards. The session will provide a range of experiences and video clips that model instructional activities. These activities embody three key principles of communicativeness needed for maximizing the development of language that students need in school and beyond. The day will also be framed around three high-impact practices: using complex text, fortifying oral and written output, and fostering constructive conversations. Teachers will have time to observe and engage in activities, as well as reflect on how to weave them into their curricula and lessons. Along the way we will spend time honing our skills for assessing oral language and conversations across content areas.

When: March 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $110.00, lunch will be provided

For more information and to register online go to: https://jeffzwiers.eventbrite.com

 

March 3, 2017

LGBTQ Inclusive Classrooms Training

This training will provide the opportunity for participants to increase their understanding and skills to create safer, more inclusive classroom environments for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ).

When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

For more information and to register online go to: https://lgbtq-inclusive2017.eventbrite.com

 

March 4, 2017

Contra Costa Teacher Job Fair

All school districts in Contra Costa County are recruiting for classroom teachers. This is an opportunity for qualified candidates to meet with school districts hiring administrators! Representatives from the Contra Costa County school districts will be at this central location for a day of interaction with candidates. The County Office of Education has a need for teachers in Special Education, Parolee Education, and Jail Education programs that are located throughout the county.

We encourage candidates to arrive early and sign up for interview slots with the districts of your choice. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: March 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Alhambra High School Gymnasium, 150 E. Street, Martinez, CA 94553

For more information email: or call (925) 942-3387

 

March 8, 2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Participants Will Learn: 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and how to connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Intended Audience: This training is designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18, and who do NOT have a mental health background: teachers, nurses, counselors, coaches, secretaries, campus monitors, yard supervisors, registrars, lunch staff, bus drivers, and leaders of faith communities, law enforcement, parents, and other caring citizens.

When: March 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education Briones Room, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: Free

For more information and to register online go to: https://ymhfa2016-17.eventbrite.com

 

April 13, 2017 or April 24, 2017

Distinquished Speaker Series: Introduction to the CA History-Social Science Framework

The new History-Social Science Framework, which was adopted in July 2016, is being introduced by UC Berkeley's History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP). A central aspect of both efforts is to support teachers in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History and also integrating ELD instructional models.

Intended Audience: K-12 educators, including administrators (site or district), instructional coaches, and classroom teachers.

When: This one-day workshop will be offered on two separate dates.
April 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. AND April 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education Board Room, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $110 per participant, lunch is included with registration

For more information and to register online go to: https://cccoe-ca-hssframework.eventbrite.com

 

March 18, 2017

The 13th Annual Young Children's Issues Forum 2017 “Speak Out for Children: Educate and Advocate”

Our 13th annual forum will be on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The LPC greatly encourages the participation of the community at large which includes state legislators, local officials, business leaders, community agencies, parents, child care providers, and teachers.

When: March 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $15.00

For more information and to register online go to: https://2017ayciforum.eventbrite.com

 

May 16, 2017

Distinquished Speaker Series: Using Notebooks to Elicit Scientific Thinking

Science notebooks are a tool that can improve teaching and learning, developing students' thinking over time, and supporting student engagement in NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Learn how notebooks can be used to guide investigations, assess for learning, and communicate students' findings. Join staff from the California Academy of Science's Teacher Institute on Science & Sustainability for a full-day workshop on integrating science notebooks for scientific meaning-making!

Intended Audience: K-12 educators, including administrators (site or district), instructional coaches, and classroom teachers.

When: May 16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Contra Costa County Office of Education Board Room, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration: $110 per participant, lunch is included with registration

For more information and to register online go to: http://cccoe-calacademy-sciencenotebooks.eventbrite.com/

 

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