In response to the increasing demand for distance learning opportunities for certified and professional staff, ACES is offering a series of on-demand, self-paced online modules designed to support professional learning for PreK-12 educators.  The first module in this series, Ed Tech Tools for Remote Learning, is being offered at no cost. See descriptions below for individual module costs.  

The following options are also available to districts:

  • District access to paid modules for unlimited participants
  • Follow-up virtual coaching
  • Live virtual workshops (on topics below or on a topic determined by the district)

Contact John Gustafson at jgustafson@ace.org for more information.


MODULE DESCRIPTIONS


Ed Tech Tools for Remote Learning

NO COST

AUDIENCE: Teachers, K-12

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This module is six hours and can be completed in one session or broken down into shorter sessions. 

Now more than ever, technology is a crucial piece of the educational landscape. However, we know that simply adding technology does not improve student achievement.  In this module, participants will explore a variety of educational technology tools that can be used RIGHT NOW for remote learning and be integrated into any classroom.   

Participants will: 

  • Learn ways to effectively and safely use educational technology tools with students 
  • Learn about the ISTE Standards and digital citizenship 
  • Explore how to leverage both general and content-specific apps and platforms to use in their lessons 

Creating a Problem-Based Math Classroom with the 5 Practices

COST: $90/person *Special Half-day Workshop Rate*

AUDIENCE: Teachers K-5, math teachers 6-8, math coaches K-8, and administrators

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This module is six hours and can be completed in one session or broken down into shorter sessions. 

In this module, participants will explore constructive practices that promote sense-making in the mathematics classroom. Participants will engage in and reflect on problem-solving strategies that leverage context over procedure.   A “Mathematize Sandbox” will be utilized to provide educators with a space to enter, explore, and express problems posed in the module. 

Participants will: 

  • Learn to shift from a teacher-centered approach to a classroom grounded in student thinking
  • Use Smith and Stein’s 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (2018) to gain awareness on using student thinking to facilitate guided discussions that elicit key mathematical understandings
  • Gain insight on how to implement the 5 Practices within their classroom 

Supporting Writing for English Learners and Their Friends

COST: General Registration - $130/person  |  ACES Employee - $65/person

AUDIENCE: K-12 classroom teachers, instructional coaches, coordinators, TESOL/bilingual teachers, administrators

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This module is six hours and can be completed in one session or broken down into shorter sessions. 

Participants in this professional learning experience will learn about the stages of second language acquisition and language proficiency levels in order to understand how students’ writing ability is impacted by English language proficiency. 

Participants will engage in strategies and study of approaches that incorporate best practice instruction for writing in both the classroom and the digital environment.  By the end of the session, participants will be able to utilize basic strategies, research new resources that will engage EL students in writing, and implement this new learning in their classrooms and digital learning environments.


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  • Para Training: Ed Tech Tools for Learning