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Parlier Unified School District 2019/2020 Professional Development
"The Halftime Show" 2nd semester kick off

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Monday, January 6
 

8:15am

Keynote Speaker - "Brace Yourself"

Our keynote speaker will help energize and inspire us to continue our push towards all students achieving for the second half of the school year.  Kevin Bracy will bring energy, personal stories and a passion to help all students. 

Speakers

Monday January 6, 2020 8:15am - 9:15am
PHS North Gym

9:30am

Classified Employees Impact on Student Culture

Speakers

Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS North Gym

9:30am

Working with Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) - Secondary grades

Speakers
LW

Lori Willson

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
JV

Joe Valero

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 47

9:30am

Differentiate Academic Conversations: All Students are Participating

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sam Nofziger

Dr. Sam Nofziger

Founder/CEO The English Learner Group, The English Learner Group
Dr. Nofziger has been serving various English Learner populations, full-time, since 1987. He was an elementary school teacher, both as a bilingual teacher, and as an all English teacher. He has been an instructional coach, a school site, district, and county administrator. In his... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 45

9:30am

Cognitive Guidance Instruction (CGI) Introduction - K-8

Speakers
BA

Ben Avila

California State University, Fresno


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 51

9:30am

Adding EL to our Learning A-Z Suite & RAZ Plus (K-1 focus)

Raz-Plus ELL Edition for K-1st Teachers
Parlier teachers, you now have the ELL Edition components that support and expand the resources in your Raz-Plus subscription!

This session customized for K-1st grade teachers, provides ELL educators a deep dive into using the research-based resources that are included in the Raz-Plus ELL Edition. Explore the resources and strategies you need to reduce ELL students’ anxiety about learning and encourage their curiosity about vocabulary, reading, and writing.

In this interactive session, learn how to:
• Navigate Raz-Plus ELL Edition
• Identify resources and activities to address the specific learning needs of ELL students
• Incorporate cooperative learning activities with heterogeneous groupings for sheltered instruction
• Organize content for authentic reading and writing focused on big ideas
• Plan hands-on activities using authentic materials, modeling, and demonstrations
• Use strategies for building academic language and key content vocabulary
• Make connections between academic content and home/community literacy

*Teachers, please bring a charged laptop and your account log in information to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Baer

Katie Baer

Professional Development Manager, Learning A-Z
Katie Baer is the Professional Development Manager for the Western Region. She has dedicated her career to education, with 22 years of experience working with public schools and educational programs. Katie has connected with students as a K-5 classroom teacher and supported teachers... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 46

9:30am

9:30am

Essentials of First Aid

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gallagher

PHS CTE Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 44

9:30am

Impact of CTE on Education

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Iniguez

Rafael Iniguez

Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 50

9:30am

Working with kids on the spectrum

Speakers
MR

Melissa Rose

Autism Specialist, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Melissa Rose, BCBA is a School Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. She provides support to over 30 school districts through staff development, consultation, assessment, and classroom support. She has further expertise... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 49

9:30am

Getting to Know Your Smartboard

Beginner and intro to using your interactive Smartboard.  Smart Technologies will go over basic functions and features.

Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 38

9:30am

Google Classroom for Beginners

Speakers
CB

Casey Ballard

PHS English Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 48

9:30am

Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides) for beginners

Speakers
SW

Samantha Wagner

PJHS Ag Science Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
PHS room 39

11:10am

Administrators Impact on Student Culture

Speakers

Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS North Gym

11:10am

Working with Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) - Secondary grades

Speakers
LW

Lori Willson

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
JV

Joe Valero

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 47

11:10am

Differentiate Academic Conversation: All Students are Participating

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sam Nofziger

Dr. Sam Nofziger

Founder/CEO The English Learner Group, The English Learner Group
Dr. Nofziger has been serving various English Learner populations, full-time, since 1987. He was an elementary school teacher, both as a bilingual teacher, and as an all English teacher. He has been an instructional coach, a school site, district, and county administrator. In his... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 45

11:10am

Cognitive Guidance Instruction (CGI) Introduction - K-8

Speakers
BA

Ben Avila

California State University, Fresno


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 51

11:10am

Adding EL to our Learning A-Z Suite & RAZ Plus (2-3 focus)

Parlier teachers, you now have the ELL Edition components that support and expand the resources in your Raz-Plus subscription!

This session customized for 2-3rd grade teachers, provides ELL educators a deep dive into using the research-based resources that are included in the Raz-Plus ELL Edition. Explore the resources and strategies you need to reduce ELL students’ anxiety about learning and encourage their curiosity about vocabulary, reading, and writing.

In this interactive session, learn how to:
• Navigate Raz-Plus ELL Edition
• Identify resources and activities to address the specific learning needs of ELL students
• Incorporate cooperative learning activities with heterogeneous groupings for sheltered instruction
• Organize content for authentic reading and writing focused on big ideas
• Plan hands-on activities using authentic materials, modeling, and demonstrations
• Use strategies for building academic language and key content vocabulary
• Make connections between academic content and home/community literacy

*Teachers, please bring a charged laptop and your account log in information to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Baer

Katie Baer

Professional Development Manager, Learning A-Z
Katie Baer is the Professional Development Manager for the Western Region. She has dedicated her career to education, with 22 years of experience working with public schools and educational programs. Katie has connected with students as a K-5 classroom teacher and supported teachers... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 46

11:10am

FastBridge for Elementary Grades - Focus on primary grades

Setting up and using progress monitoring groups.


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 40

11:10am

11:10am

11:10am

Essentials of First Aid

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gallagher

PHS CTE Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 44

11:10am

Grounds Updates
Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
Maintenance Shop

11:10am

11:10am

Transportation Updates
Speakers
MV

Mario Vargas

TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR, Parlier Unified
I have been with the school district's transportation department for 26 years now. You can contact me for anything that deals with student and staff transportation.


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
Transportation Building

11:10am

Mindfulness and the Power of the Present Moment

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Iniguez

Rafael Iniguez

Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 50

11:10am

Working with kids on the spectrum

Speakers
MR

Melissa Rose

Autism Specialist, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Melissa Rose, BCBA is a School Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. She provides support to over 30 school districts through staff development, consultation, assessment, and classroom support. She has further expertise... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 49

11:10am

Getting to Know Your Smartboard

Beginner and intro to using your interactive Smartboard.  Smart Technologies will go over basic functions and features.

Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 38

11:10am

Google Classroom for Advance

Speakers
CB

Casey Ballard

PHS English Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 48

11:10am

Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides) for beginners

Speakers
SW

Samantha Wagner

PJHS Ag Science Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 11:10am - 12:40pm
PHS room 39

2:00pm

Working with Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) - Elementary Grades

Speakers
LW

Lori Willson

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
JV

Joe Valero

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 47

2:00pm

Differentiate Academic Conversations: All Students are Participating

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sam Nofziger

Dr. Sam Nofziger

Founder/CEO The English Learner Group, The English Learner Group
Dr. Nofziger has been serving various English Learner populations, full-time, since 1987. He was an elementary school teacher, both as a bilingual teacher, and as an all English teacher. He has been an instructional coach, a school site, district, and county administrator. In his... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 45

2:00pm

Adding EL to our Learning A-Z Suite & RAZ Plus (4-6 focus)

Parlier teachers, you now have the ELL Edition components that support and expand the resources in your Raz-Plus subscription!

This session customized for 4th- 5th  grade teachers, provides ELL educators a deep dive into using the research-based resources that are included in the Raz-Plus ELL Edition. Explore the resources and strategies you need to reduce ELL students’ anxiety about learning and encourage their curiosity about vocabulary, reading, and writing.

In this interactive session, learn how to:
• Navigate Raz-Plus ELL Edition
• Identify resources and activities to address the specific learning needs of ELL students
• Incorporate cooperative learning activities with heterogeneous groupings for sheltered instruction
• Organize content for authentic reading and writing focused on big ideas
• Plan hands-on activities using authentic materials, modeling, and demonstrations
• Use strategies for building academic language and key content vocabulary
• Make connections between academic content and home/community literacy

*Teachers, please bring a charged laptop and your account log in information to the session.



Speakers
avatar for Katie Baer

Katie Baer

Professional Development Manager, Learning A-Z
Katie Baer is the Professional Development Manager for the Western Region. She has dedicated her career to education, with 22 years of experience working with public schools and educational programs. Katie has connected with students as a K-5 classroom teacher and supported teachers... Read More →


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 46

2:00pm

FastBridge for Elementary Grades - Focus on intermediate grades

Setting up and using progress monitoring groups.


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 40

2:00pm

2:00pm

Essentials of First Aid

Speakers
WG

Wendy Gallagher

PHS CTE Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 44

2:00pm

Mindfulness and the Power of the Present Moment

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Iniguez

Rafael Iniguez

Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 50

2:00pm

Working with Homeless / Foster Youth

Speakers
PH

Pamela Hancock

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 51

2:00pm

Google Classroom for Beginners

Speakers
CB

Casey Ballard

PHS English Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 48

2:00pm

Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides) for advance

Speakers
SW

Samantha Wagner

PJHS Ag Science Teacher, Parlier Unified


Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 39

2:00pm

Smartboard for the advanced users

For the advanced users, an interactive session to discuss advance options with your interactive Smartboard.  Smart Technologies will go over advance functions and features.

Monday January 6, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
PHS room 38