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2010--2011 School Year

Birth of a Country: Monday, 10/4, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in time for Fall Holiday Celebrations including Columbus Day, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving! Bring these historic events to life for your students using rich web resources. Content materials, printables, lesson plans and much more, appropriate for grades K-8. The Monkey's Paw: Tuesday, 10/5, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. In this well-known story written by W. W. Jacobs, tragedy occurs when wishes are granted. You will receive two PowerPoint presentations for this story: an unabridged version for older students and a simpler version to use with younger students (ages 9 ­ 12). This study will acquaint students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. The Signalman: Wednesday, 10/6, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Written by Charles Dickens, a phantom figure repeatedly warns the signalman of impending disaster. You will receive two PowerPoint presentations for this story: an unabridged version for older students and a simpler version to use with younger students (ages 9 ­ 12). This study will acquaint students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Student Teams and Technology: Tuesday, 10/12, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Watch your students become engaged, cooperative learners, involved in a variety of online projects that span all areas of the curriculum. These projects give you a chance to collaborate with other teachers, and your students the opportunity to join the world-wide community of learners. The Phantom Coach: Wednesday, 10/13, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Hitch a ride on "The Phantom Coach," written by Amelia B. Edwards. You will receive two PowerPoint presentations for this story: an unabridged version for older students and a simpler version to use with younger students (ages 9 ­ 12). This study will acquaint students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Technology Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten: Monday, 10/18, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. It isn't easy to use technology with our youngest learners. Many web-based activities are for readers only. Discover how to use technology with young children, and explore tools designed for preschool and kindergarten teachers. Kid Pix and Creativity: Monday, 10/18, 6:00 ­ 7:30 p.m. Learn how to use this popular program with your students in creative writing assignments, illustrations, and slideshows. Discover a variety of lesson plans that incorporate KidPix into daily learning. Native American Legend: Tuesday, 10/19, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. "Where the Girl Saved Her Brother" told by Strange Owl to Richard Erdoes. The story is a retelling of the Battle of the Rosebud through the Native American point of view. This study will acquaint students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint slide show that illustrates events that occur in the story.

Workshops for Teachers at St. John Fisher School

EARN and LEARN Earn CPDUs while learning new techniques for classroom teaching.

Native American Short Story: Wednesday, 10/20, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. "How Whirlwind Saved Her Cub" historical fiction by Dorothy Johnson. This short story features two heroes who both display remarkable courage through brave acts. This study will acquaint students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint slide show that illustrates events that occur in the story. Blogging: Monday, 10/25, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Discover this amazing and easy online journaling tool. A simple and free way of posting your homework online, communicating schedules, test dates, notes, classroom events and more with students and parents. Also, learn ways your students can "blog" and create an online journal, where students can comment or add to each other's work. An excellent method of communication! Technology Activities for First Through Fourth Grades: Tuesday, 10/26, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. This workshop explores a multitude of web-based activities across all areas of the curriculum. Find new ways to enrich your elementary curriculum. Technology Activities for Fifth Through Eighth Grades: Tuesday, 10/26, 6:00 ­ 7:30 p.m. The web provides limitless resources for students in grades five through eight. Learn about the best of the best in language arts, math, science and social studies, and enrich your curriculum with technology.

Native American Award-Winning Essay: Wednesday, 10/27, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. "Blue Winds Dancing" by Thomas S. Whitecloud. This story deals with a young Native American's loneliness for his home, family, and the Indian way of life. This study will acquaint students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint slide show that illustrates events that occur in the story. Technology and the Special Needs Student: Monday, 11/1, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Technology provides methods to address the needs of all types of students. Discover tools available online for finding out your students' various learning styles, and gain a better understanding of how to address the needs of the many different learners in your classroom. Participate in simulations of the learning experience for students with various learning disabilities. (Addresses NCLB requirements for special education professional development.) Holiday Classic I: Tuesday, 11/2, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. "The Gift of the Magi" by William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). This classic short story contains many of the elements for which O. Henry is widely known, including a surprise ending. This study acquaints students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint slide show that illustrates events that occur in the story. Holiday Classic II: Wednesday, 11/3, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote. The narrator of this delightful tale has fond memories of several childhood years. This study acquaints students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint slide show that beautifully illustrates events that occur in the story. Web 2.0 Part I: Tuesday, 11/9, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. The World Wide Web abounds with interactive applications that extend beyond information delivery. Discover apps that promote creativity and enrich classroom instruction across the curriculum. Learn more about using these apps in projects in Web 2.0 Part II on 3/22/11. Winter Wonderland: Wednesday, 11/10, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Let's explore some books and activities that are sure to entertain children during those cold winter months. In this workshop you will receive some PowerPoint slide shows that illustrate "The Night Before Christmas" and a delightful story called "The Long Stocking." We will also visit some other well-known classic winter tales. If you have a flash drive, please bring it. Winter on the Web: Wednesday, 11/17, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Snowflakes, holidays, crafts, celebrations: It's all here, just in time to bring in the season! Cross-curricular activities related to this wonderful time of year to enhance your winter lessons. Standardized Test Practice: Wednesday, 11/17, 6:00 ­ 7:30 p.m. A wealth of resources exist online for you and your students to develop strategies, review concepts, and gain confidence prior ISATs, Terra Novas, and high school entrance exams. Learn where to find them here! Wikis for Teachers and Students: Monday, 1/24, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Discover how to utilize wikis to connect with students and parents, share information and opinions, and engage your students in online discussion. Learn how to be on top of the latest trends in educational technology in this workshop. Exploring Children's Literature: Tuesday, 1/25, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Let's look at books written by great children's authors including Jan Brett, Marc Brown, and more. We will learn about the authors, explore websites, discover coloring pages, bookmarks, games, and a variety of other activities. If you have a flash drive, please bring it. Learning with Dr. Seuss: Wednesday, 1/26, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. This workshop is designed to help make the study of poetry fun. Lessons in social behavior, language arts, science, and other subjects are also included. We'll visit a variety of websites, learn some new activities, and play some interactive games. If you have a flash drive, please bring it. Google Tools: Monday, 1/31, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Google is a perfect way to search the web, but did you know it is filled with amazing tools which can be incorporated right into your classroom curriculum? Learn tips for successful searching and turn ordinary research into an extraordinary experience. Create a Jeopardy Game: Tuesday, 2/1, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m.Visit some websites that include Jeopardy games designed by other teachers, plus receive two templates and step-by-step instructions for creating your own Jeopardy games. These games can be adapted for all subjects and ages. If you have a 1GB flash drive (or larger), please bring it. Basic knowledge of PowerPoint recommended. Poetry in Music: Wednesday, 2/2, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Are you looking for a way to bring excitement into the study of poetry? Then this is the class for you. Using the lyrics to popular music, students learn about rhyme scheme, sound devices, and a variety of literary techniques. Not only will you receive an assortment of classroom-tested material, but also a PowerPoint presentation with 30 slides that feature lyrics from the Beatles. Exciting Multimedia Presentations with PowerPoint (2007 version): Monday, 2/7, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Explore this presentation program to create slideshows for teacher or student presentations. Learn the skills needed to turn a traditional project into an exciting presentation using Internet graphics, animations and transitions.

Create Interactive Computer Games: Tuesday, 2/8, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Visit some websites that include interactive games plus receive some templates and step-by-step instructions for creating your own computer games. These games can be adapted for all subjects and ages. If you have a 1GB flash drive (or larger), please bring it. Basic knowledge of PowerPoint recommended. The Drummer Boy of Shiloh: Wednesday, 2/9, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Written by Ray Bradbury, this classic Civil War story centers on a drummer boy who is facing his fears of partaking in an upcoming battle. This story acquaints students with Civil War history, the development of plot, and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint presentation that illustrates the story. Recommended for Grades 4 and up. Introduction to Microsoft Publisher: Tuesday, 2/15, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Discover the many attractive documents that can be easily created using this wonderful publishing program, including newsletters, brochures, postcards, calendars, and much more. Learn how pre-designed layouts and a wide assortment of graphics can help you make professional looking documents! An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: Wednesday, 2/16, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Written by Ambrose Bierce, this story centers on a southern planter who is about to be hanged by the Union Army. This study acquaints students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint presentation that beautifully illustrates the story. Recommended for Grades 6 and up. Advanced PowerPoint Techniques (2007 version): Tuesday, 2/22, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. This workshop goes beyond the basics, and presents looping, timing, incorporating video, animation and web-based resources, creating a web page in PowerPoint and a variety of new applications for PowerPoint in the classroom. Excel as a Teacher Tool and for Student Learning (2007 version): Tuesday, 2/22, 6:00 ­ 7:30 p.m. Discover the basics of this popular spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel. Learn how to enter and sort data for classroom recordkeeping, and help students generate line, circle and bar graphs. The Highwayman: Wednesday, 2/23, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. This classic poem, written by Alfred Noyes, tells the story of a nameless highwayman who is in love with the landlord's daughter, Bess. This study includes classroom-tested material that acquaints students with the development of plot, poetic elements, and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a PowerPoint presentation that beautifully illustrates the poem. Technology Enhanced Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities: Tuesday, 3/1, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. Technology can making the process of reading become multisensory, helping students who struggle. Learn about webbased resources for reading, spelling, phonics, and understanding word meanings. Discover methods and tools for multi-sensory learning of reading ­ help students stay enthused and on task, reduce frustration and be successful. (Addresses NCLB requirements for special education professional development.) Word for Teachers ­ Introduction (2007 version): Wednesday, 3/2, 4:30 ­ 6:30 p.m. A basic introduction to Microsoft Word as a teacher tool. Learn how to create an appealing document, utilize columns, bullets, tables, clipart and more! The Open Window: Tuesday, 3/8, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. by H. H. Munro (Saki). In this well-told tale, Saki's wit is at the height of its power in this story of a spontaneous practical joke played upon a visiting stranger. This study acquaints students with the development of plot and a variety of literary techniques. Also included is a skit and a PowerPoint slide show that illustrates events that occur in the story. Word for Teachers ­ Intermediate (2007 version): Wednesday, 3/9, 4:30 ­ 6:30 p.m. Continue learning advanced Word techniques by creating lesson plan templates and other classroom documents. Discover tools that will help you more efficiently manage files and create attractive documents. Prerequisite: Word for Teachers - Introduction or equivalent expertise. Understanding CPDUs and Certificate Renewal: Tuesday, 3/15, 4:30 ­ 6:30 p.m. Participants will establish their own ECS accounts on the ISBE Website, and learn about the various activities that earn CPDUs and can be counted toward teaching certificate renewal. This workshop provides step-by-step directions on entering credits and renewing the certificate. Word for Teachers ­ Advanced (2007 version): Wednesday, 3/16, 4:30 ­ 6:30 p.m. Learn how to add tables and borders, create footnotes, make mailing labels, and utilize the many language functions to help your students (and yourself!) become better writers. Web 2.0 Part II: Tuesday, 3/22, 4:30 ­ 6:00 p.m. The web is no longer simply a method of delivering information. It provides wonderful tools and applications for interactivity and exchange of information. Learn how to incorporate some of these tools into classroom projects. (Completion of Web 2.0 Part I on 11/9/10 recommended, but not required).

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Registration Form 2010-2011 Fall and Winter Workshops St. John Fisher School Name_____________________________________ Address___________________________________ City, State, ZIP______________________________

__ Birth of a Country $30 Monday, 10/4/10, 4:30-6:00 __ The Monkey's Paw Tuesday, 10/5/10, 4:30-6:00

School_____________________________________ Phone______________________________________ Email______________________________________

$30 __ Create Interactive Games Tuesday, 2/8, 4:30--6:00 __ Drummer Boy of Shiloh Wednesday, 2/9, 4:30--6:00 __ Intro-Microsoft Publisher Tuesday, 2/15, 4:30--6:00 $30

__ Holiday Classic I Tuesday, 11/2, 4:30--6:00

$30 __ Holiday Classic II $30 Wednesday, 11/3, 4:30--6:00 __ Web 2.0 Part I Tuesday, 11/9, 4:30--6:00 $30

$30 $30

__ The Signalman $30 Wednesday, 10/6/10, 4:30--6:00 __ Student Teams & Tech $30 Tuesday, 10/12/10, 4:30--6:00

__ Winter Wonderland $30 Wednesday, 11/10, 4:30--6:00

__ Occurrence at Owl Creek $30 Wednesday, 2/16, 4:30--6:00 __ Adv. PowerPoint Tech Tuesday, 2/22, 4:30--6:00 __ Excel/Teachers & Students Tuesday, 2/22, 6:00--7:30 $30 $30

__ The Phantom Coach $30 __ Winter on the Web $30 Wednesday, 10/13/10, 4:30--6:00 Wednesday, 11/17, 4:30--6:00 __ Tech For PreK-Kdg. $30 Monday, 10/18/10, 4:30-6:00 __ Kid Pix & Creativity $30 Monday, 10/18/10, 6:00--7:30 __ Standardized Test Practice $30 Wednesday, 11/17, 6:00--7:30 __ Wikis-Teachers/Students Monday, 1/24, 4:30--6:00 $30

__ The Highwayman $30 Wednesday, 2/23, 4:30--6:00 __ Tech/Reading/LD Tuesday, 3/1, 4:30--6:00 __ MS Word Introduction Wednesday, 3/2, 4:30--6:30 $30 $45

__ Native American Legend $30 __ Exploring Children's Lit. Tuesday, 10/19/10, 4:30-6:00 Tuesday, 1/25, 4:30--6:00

$30

__ Native Amer. Short Story $30 __ Learning with Dr. Seuss $30 Wednesday, 10/20, 4:30--6:00 Wednesday, 1/26, 4:30--6:00 __ Blogging $30 Monday, 10/25, 4:30--6:00 __ Google Tools Monday, 1/31, 4:30--6:00

$30 __ The Open Window Tuesday, 3/8, 4:30--6:00 $30 __ MS Word Intermediate Wednesday, 3/9, 4:30--6:30 __ CPDUs/Certif. Renewal Tuesday, 3/15, 4:30--6:30

$30

__ Tech Activities 1st-4th Gr. $30 __ Create a Jeopardy Game Tuesday, 10/26, 4:30--6:00 Tuesday, 2/1, 4:30--6:00 __ Tech Activities 5th-8th Gr. Tuesday, 10/26, 6:00--7:30

$45

$30 __ Poetry in Music $30 Wednesday, 2/2, 4:30--6:00

$45

__ Native American Essay $30 __ Multimedia w/ PowerPoint $30 Wednesday, 10/27, 4:30--6:00 Monday, 2/7, 4:30--6:00 __ Tech & Special Needs Monday, 11/1, 4:30--6:00 $30

__ MS Word Advanced $45 Wednesday, 3/16, 4:30--6:30 __ Web 2.0 Part II Tuesday, 3/22, 4:30--6:00 $30

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Please return completed registration forms to Attn: Pat Reed, St. John Fisher School, 10200 S. Washtenaw, Chicago, IL 60655 Make checks payable to St. John Fisher School.

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