Pitsco Professional Development Workshops

Scheduled Professional Development Workshops

Custom Professional Development

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Your teachers and students are unique. Your school is different, and your professional development can be too. Our custom workshops are tailor-made to meet the complex and diverse needs that are faced in the classroom. The number of days for this option varies depending upon the content covered.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
12/6/2019 12/7/2019 Oklahoma National Guard
Oklahoma City, OK

Grades 6-9 STEM Expeditions®

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During this two-day seminar, professional development facilitators work with participants to review the Expeditions framework, define program elements, explain student roles, describe curriculum components, develop strategies for using the digital learning platform, and orient teachers to resources and organizational tools. The second day focuses on the Microburst Learning EmployABILITY Soft Skills program, which provides critical skills every student needs to be successful. A variety of instructional methodologies are used, including audiovisual tutorials, presentation, and discussion. Facilitators present and discuss management and organizational strategies and review the teacher portal and resources within the learning content management system.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
12/4/2019 12/4/2019 ASTEC Charter
Oklahoma City, OK
12/11/2019 12/12/2019 North Bend Middle School
North Bend, OR

Microburst Learning

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Microburst Learning EmployABILITY Soft Skills program provides critical skills every student needs to be successful in school and life. Participants in this workshop will learn to teach concepts that include Teamwork, Communication, Interpersonal Skills, and Conflict Resolution. In the classroom, each topic culminates in a hands-on group activity that emphasizes the skill and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own learning. Teachers can implement and improve these skills when facilitating the Pitsco Expeditions curriculum.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
12/5/2019 12/5/2019 ASTEC Charter School
Oklahoma City, OK

Modules Professional Development

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During this session, participants explore all facets of the Modules educational system. Instructors develop an understanding of both teacher and student aspects of the Synergy ITC learning management system. Teachers work cooperatively to examine and review student curricula, materials, and procedures and discuss and consider lab management best practices and common discipline scenarios.

Start Date End Date Location City, State
11/19/2019 11/19/2019 Lenoir County Learning Academy
Kinston, NC

Travel Accomodations for Workshops in Pittsburg, KS

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For workshops in Pittsburg, KS, participants should fly into Kansas City, MO (2-1/2 hours away); Springfield, MO (2 hours away); or Tulsa, OK (2 hours away). Upon completion of the workshop, it is recommended that flight times depart no earlier than 7:30 a.m. from any of the above mentioned locations. REMINDER: You must be at least 25 years of age to rent a car.

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If you are attending a Pittsburg, KS professional development event and need to stay in a hotel, please see the list of available lodging options below. Each workshop participant is responsible for hotel payment at the time of reservation. Mention Pitsco when making your reservation and receive a discounted rate at select hotels. If you need assistance in booking a hotel room, please contact the Pitsco Travel Coordinator, Debra O’Doherty at 620-231-0000 ext 4325, or email her at dodoherty@pitsco.com. (Note: proper documentation is required for tax-exempt rates. You will need to present documentation at the hotel, upon arrival)

Lodging options are:

Holiday Inn Express

Comfort Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas Crossing Casino (Pitsco discount - $89/night)

La Quinta Inn & Suites