November 8th PD Registration
November 8th PD Registration Form

Complete the following form to register for the November 8th afternoon (12:30PM - 2:45PM) Professional Development if you are not participating in an all day department workshop.  If you are interested in doing an independent study, please click on the independent link below which will direct you to a Google form. Remember to click Submit at the bottom of the form.  You will receive an email of your form entry.


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Please choose one offering by clicking on the radial button on the far left:

 Course NameCourse DescriptionFacilitatorRoom
Citations with Notes and Noodle ToolsNoodleTools is a great tool for creating citations because it makes students focus on the kind of source they are citing. It gives pop-up formatting hints as it creates citations in MLA or Chicago, and also offers a wonderful desktop for creating and organizing electronic notecards.Robert MuscoAHS - Room 131
CANCELEDCrunching Numbers for Goals, SRBI's and Parents Made EasierData gathering and analysis getting you down? Come learn how to use PowerSchool, Microsoft Excel, and/or Google sheets to organize, share, and calculate the data FOR you.  

Designing Collaborative Learning Lesson Plans

Teachers will participate in a collaborative learning lesson and then design their own lesson plan based on the topic or curriculum of their preference.   
DEVOS Video - Amity Style!Harness the power of video in your classroom instruction and homework practice. Record classroom events and make them instantly available for viewing over the internet through our video server. Access your videos anywhere!Jeremy IversonAHS- 164
CANCELEDDiscovery EducationDo you enjoy the Discovery Channel?  Have you ever watched a show and wished you could share a clip with your students?  Well, you are in luck because every student and teacher at Amity has a Discovery Education account.  Assign video clips and assignments for Social Studies, ELA, Math, Science, World Language, CTE, and more!


Engaging Vocabulary Games and ActvitiesDo your students struggle learning and retaining new vocabulary terms? Do you want to incorporate movement and fun into your lessons? If so, then this workshop is for you! You will walk away with a toolbox of vocabulary activities to start using right away in your content area.Jen Bshara and Kristin LeibrockAMSO - Media Center
FULLGoogle Drive 101Introductory workshop on Google Drive (including Docs, Sheets and Forms)

Katie McGonigal

ARHS- Media Center
CANCELEDGoogle Forms and QuizzesLearn how to use Google Forms to easily collect & track student data, including assessments.   
Narrative 4 Follow-up

Narrative 4 Follow-Up Activities: Teachers will explore social emotional learning resources, brainstorm activities to try in the classroom, and walk away with an empathy action step.

Michele Ortiz and Jen BonaldoAHS - Room 152
One Book, One AmityThis workshop will offer participants the opportunity to examine the successes and challenges of the first year of the One Book/One Amity all-school read, to begin planning for next year's book and programming, and help create a survey for students and staff to offer feedback and suggestions based on this year's experience. All are welcome - those who have been on the planning committee from the start, those wishing to join the planning committee, or even those simply wishing to join just for the afternoon.Julie ChevanAHS Room 109
PowerSchool AssessmentPowerSchool Assessment is a new program designed to create assessments in Writing, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  It is already synced to your classes in PowerSchool.  You can give computerized or bubble sheet tests and get dynamic, standard-specific results in minutes!Lisa LassenAHS - Room 158
PowerTeacher ProHave you started using PowerTeacherPro and have some questions?  Did you hear about it and want to start using it now?  This workshop will give you all the tools you need to best utilize PTP!Stephanie KilburneAHS - Room 501
Sewing Your Thoughts TogetherThis workshop will involves the craft of book binding. You will bind your own small journal out of a playing card box. You will sew 4 signatures, stack of papers sewn together, inside your cover. When finished you will have a small pocket journal for quotes, gratitudes, notes or anything that you wish and you will have made it yourself.Lisa TotoAHS - Room 371
CANCELEDSmart Music Skills and SchedulingWe will explore the different uses of Smart Music and how to create assessments using this product. We will also spend time discussing music class scheduling.   
Socratic MethodHelp students to become independent learners - to direct their education, and to help one another to understand the issues, ideas, and values reflected in a specific text through the art of a Socratic seminar.Caroline CameraAMSB - Room 5
StatisticsThis session will showcase how statistics is used in the science classroom. Examples that will be used will be teacher generated and submitted prior to the session.Scott DemeoAHS - Room 253
CANCELEDStudy IslandThere are so many new features (SBA type questions, differentiation, virtual labs, videos, and more) for Math, Social Studies, ELA, and Science. Create online lessons, assignments, and assessments based on standards and skills.  
Suicide and Drug TrendsLearn the latest on current rising drug trends and suicide prevention presented by the Alliance Group for Prevention and Wellness.

Pam Mautte,The Alliance Group

Lecture Hall
Teaching Soft Skills in the Classroom Through Effective Collaborative Group Work

Explore methods to teach students the soft skills of effective management, communication, team work, problem solving, and professionalism through collaborative group learning activities.

LeeAnn Browett

AHS - Room 117



The Medal of Honor Character Development Program

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP) is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life. The Medal of Honor Teachers will leave with an understanding of how they can use these teacher made lesson plans from the Medal of Honor for character development in their own subject area.

 Independent StudyIf you and/or your collegues would like to do an independent study, you must complete this proposal form for approval.  Then complete this form to submit.Non-facilitatedYour choice



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