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COVID Cohort

A Survive-and-Thrive Course

for K-12 Educators

Teaching in COVID Times

Join the CLS COVID Cohort - A Survive-and-Thrive Course for K-12 Educators!
Now through February 2021

​We got you!
Teaching in 2020-21 is hard. We all need help and advice, but with so many colleagues and administrators overwhelmed, it’s hard to know where to turn for support.
 

$99 for the whole cohort experience OR $49 per focus area
Session
School Name
Title
Date
Time
Zoom Link
101
Fort Settlement Middle School
Being Purposeful on the Quest for Success
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
102
Lone Oak Middle School
EVERY Student Belongs and Succeeds!
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
103
St. James Middle
This Class Goes By Too Quickly
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
201
Golden Valley Middle School
Climate, Culture, Ethos: A Foundational Approach to the Lesson Study Cycle
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
202
R. H. Fulmer Middle School
Induction Teacher Support in a School to Watch
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
203
Sycamore Springs Middle School
Tips for Achieving Excellence in a Pandemic
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
301
St. James Middle School
The Power Hour³: Reset, Repair, Recover
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
302
Stevenson Middle School
Incorporating ALL Language Domains in Your Instruction
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
303
Sunnymead Middle School
Culturally-Responsive Teaching in Action
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
401
Rogers-Herr Middle School
Lessons Learned on the Journey to School-wide Differentiation
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
402
Dr. Dixie Melillo Middle School
Collaboration with Google Slides and Jamboard
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
403
St. James Middle School
Digital Portfolios: Sharks Are Making Waves
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
501
Robious Middle School
Tiered Interventions in the Time of COVID-19
Thursday, June 24, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
502
Decker Middle School
The Raven Way: AVID School-Wide
Thursday, June 24, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
503
League Academy of Communication Arts
Growing Resilient Leaders
Thursday, June 24, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
601
Sequoia Middle School
Developing a Strong HEART to Support a Strong MIND
Thursday, June 24, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
602
Hillwood Middle School
Do Your Teachers Feel Appreciated?
Thursday, June 24, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
603
Armando Chapa Middle School
Revitalize Your Campus Community with Family Events
Thursday, June 24, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
701
Colleyville Middle School
Student Voice! It Matters
Thursday, June 24, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
702
Stevenson Middle School
Encore Programs to Support Student Voice
Thursday, June 24, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
703
Stevenson Middle School
Hands-On Learning with Touchcast
Thursday, June 24, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
801
Black River Middle School
Welcome to "Inspiration Café"
Thursday, June 24, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
802
William Annin Middle School
Comprehensive Elective Programs for the Middle-Level Learner
Thursday, June 24, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
803
Blue Ridge Middle School
Using Tiered Interventions for Students' Academic, Emotional, and Behavioral Success
Thursday, June 24, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
901
Albemarle Road Middle School IB Academy
Social Equity Starts With You
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
902
Dr. Dixie Melillo MS
Engaging Students through Nearpod
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1001
Twentynine Palms Junior High
Supporting Success in an Oasis of Opportunity
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1002
Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School
Developing the Memorial Community for Social Justice Committee
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1003
St. James Middle School
Retail Therapy with Aristotle: Getting Students to Buy What You Are Selling
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1101
St James Middle School
Creating Bridges throughout Curriculum with Visual Art
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1102
Sunset Ridge Middle School
Standards-Based Grading in Canvas
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1201
Hollydale School
Level Up Student Engagement and Achievement Using Best Practices
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1202
Judson STEAM Academy
Intentional Design
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1203
Hellstern Middle School
Standards-Based Grading: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why You Should Try It
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1301
Mineola Middle School
Leveraging Learning Pathways: How Challenge-Based Opportunities Promote Engagement and Achievement
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1302
Crayton Middle School
The Power of Pear Deck
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1303
St. James Middle School
Organized Chaos: Student Dismissal Under COVID Guidelines
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1401
South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy
Creating a School Culture of Resiliency through Restorative Discipline
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1402
Longs Peak Middle School
Title I Literacy Culture: Hiding in Plain Sight
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1403
Mt. Morris Middle School
WINing with Mentors and Mentees
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1501
Avonworth Middle School
Connections: An Advisory Program that Finally Works!
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1502
Vernon Verona Sherrill Middle School
Strategies and Activities to Boost Positive School Climate
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
1503
Badger Springs Middle School
Dual Language Immersion Can Change Lives
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
Granite Ridge Intermediate
What We’ve Learned from Distance Learning: Keeping Teaching Equitable and Accessible During the Pandemic
4/22/21
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82704756094?pwd=ZHFRY1g4Rm15SlRQdlJYQ3RWY2c0UT09
Sequoia Middle School
Developing a Strong HEART to Support a Strong MIND
4/22/21
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143939964?pwd=b1FSTktGaVh6VXN1STI4OUxodFU0Zz09

Owning It: Proven Strategies to Ace & Embrace Teaching

Monday
November 9, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm

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Twenty years ago, Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher in one of California’s poorest neighborhoods. His students seemed unmotivated, unengaged and uninterested in what he was teaching. Demoralized and desperate, he set out on a journey to turn his class, and his life, around.


Today, Alex holds the title of California Teacher of the Year and Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year, 2009, and is lauded for his motivation, innovation and “real talk” on what it takes to effectively manage a classroom, engage students, teach procedures and routines and create a culture where teachers and students are at their best, especially in the current environment where blending remote and in-person learning is essential and critical.


Alex’s journey – from frustrated new teacher to being honored at The White House – is one he now shares across the country, to inspire educators (especially new teachers!) to new heights and fresh ways of thinking about the jobs we do and the students we serve. His message of “Owning It” resonates deeply, and will set new teachers on the immediate path to success.

Session Follow-Up:
Monday, November 16, 2020

Alex will be available for new teachers to discuss anything from his presentation the previous week, in an “Office Hours”-style format. In addition, participants are invited and encouraged to contact Alex throughout the school year to ask additional questions as needed!

Creating a Culture of Consistency for EVERY Classroom

Monday
December 7, 2020
4:00-5:00 pm

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This session will give teachers highly effective, research-based strategies that support them in creating a school culture that ensures both students and teachers are provided with the structure and consistency they need to be successful. They’ll gain effective teaching and relationship-building techniques within the context of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. And they’ll learn to communicate the importance of a structured school environment for both student growth and healthy relationships with all students.


In addition, new teachers will be encouraged to identify areas that are currently causing them to have “less than effective” classroom management. Then, Chelonnda will provide them with ideas and resources they can use to address these issues and create a structured learning environment so students feel safe and achieve in school. This presentation will include practical information along with real-life examples and stories from her personal journey in the world of education. New teachers will leave feeling inspired, empowered, and motivated to continue the school year with a renewed energy to help their students succeed!

Session Follow-Up:
Monday, December 14, 2020

Chelonnda will be available for new teachers to discuss anything from her presentation the previous week, in an “Office Hours”-style format. In addition, participants are invited and encouraged to contact Chelonnda throughout the school year to ask additional questions as needed!

What I Learned AFTER My Credential Program

Monday
January 11, 2021
4:00-5:00 pm

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Using Humor, Music, Poetry, Social Media, and Scaffolds to Make Pedagogy Powerfully Connect

 

Today’s students are worldly, wired and widely exposed to a host of trans-media literacy influences. Today’s students also have an average attention span less than that of a goldfish. So how does a modern-day, early-career educator make it all work? Discover how to bring rigorous academic material to life in a manner which is exciting, engaging and even cross-curricular (The Holy Grail, right?). Dynamic instruction and meeting the mandates of a standards-based curriculum do not have to be mutually exclusive. Discover how to have your academic cake and eat it to, two and too!


In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • tap the power of diverse literacies using good ol’ fashioned fun

  • build bridges of relevance and accessibility to a bevy of challenging text types

  • favorite closed restaurant (Just seeing if you are still reading!) :-)m to transmit yourself through the internet and into the kitchen of your use Zoo

 

The goal of this session is to provide "take-away" tools immediately usable in the classroom (as well as the theory behind the research-based best practices which will be presented). Engendering success for participants is the primary aim. That, plus smiles.

Session Follow-Up:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Alan will be available for new teachers to discuss anything from his presentation the previous week, in an “Office Hours”-style format. In addition, participants are invited and encouraged to contact Alan throughout the school year to ask additional questions as needed!

Transformational Emotional Intelligence for New Teachers

Monday
February 1, 2021
4:00-5:00 pm

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In this new environment of remote and distance learning, an increased amount of pressure has been placed on teachers (new teachers especially) to ensure that students are safe, equitably educated, and loved. It has also resulted in teachers experiencing heightened levels of stress far beyond recent years.


In this highly interactive and engaging session, Dorina will lead new teachers in learning about Transformational Emotional Intelligence (TEI) and how, with personal and professional reflective practice, they can learn to appropriately respond to the current world around them, while effectively and efficiently educating ALL children with equity and empathy.


Specific topics covered will include:

  • How emotional intelligence impacts teachers, teaching and school culture.

  • The importance of teachers’ awareness of their own emotional intelligence and why it is vital to succeed in today’s e-educational environment.

  • The relationship between emotional intelligence and how it transforms teacher practice and everyday happiness (so they’ll return the following year!).

Session Follow-Up:
Monday, February 8, 2021

Dorina will be available for new teachers to discuss anything from her presentation the previous week, in an “Office Hours”-style format. In addition, participants are invited and encouraged to contact Dorina throughout the school year to ask additional questions as needed!