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Welcome to your Passport to Success!

Learning Opportunities

Learn new skills or expand on existing abilities with our wide range of workshops and classes.

Community

Network with other like-minded educators and establish meaningful life long connections.

Body & Mind

A happier you is a more healthy you. Classes in Yoga and other whole-body activities available.

Low or No Cost

Many of our Professional Developmnet opportunities are no cost to employees of Tuolumne County Schools.

Blended and Online Lesson Design Training

TCSOS has partnered with CUE to provide Tuolumne County Educators an unbelievable week of digital and hybrid Lesson design! featuring Google Classroom,  Nearpod, Eduprotocols, and more!

Growth Units Available!

  • $125 / unit (up to six units)
  • Through University of Sioux Falls
  • Up to 9 additional units available
  • In order to earn the units, you must participate in one or more self-directed growth activities.
Engage Learners using Google Tools and Nearpod

Presenter: Jody Green

Let’s learn about creating interactive lessons that will engage your students using Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Jamboard, and Nearpod. You’ll get some hands-on experience with each tool as we discuss different ways to use them in any classroom environment, both synchronously and asynchronously!

 

Google Slides: Tips, Templates, & Tutorials

Presenter: Amanda Sandoval

Create interactive HyperSlides via Edit the Master. GOOGLE SLIDES are magical if you know how to un-tap their secret powers. This session will guide participants on how to use Google Slides in the classroom to support students learning while also showcasing tips & tricks to level up their Google Slides game. Participants in the session will walk away with a Slides challenge to practice their new skills.

Building Relationships Virtually
Presenter: Kim Voge

Get to know your students through meaningful interactions. SmartStarts are EduProtocols with the purpose of setting up success from Day 1. Frayer a Friend, Things that Rock, Thin Slides. Set up routines that build trust and confidence

EduProtocols for the Secondary Classroom
Presenter: Amanda Sandoval

EduProtocols are classroom-tested customizable lesson-frames for any subject or grade to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to students in a supportive, creative environment. Templates include Cyber Sandwich, Sketch and Tell, Numbers Mania, 8 Parts, and more. 

Best Practices in Distance Learning with Google Classroom

Presenter: Joe Marquez

Google Classroom is a great tool for classroom collaboration, but using it during remote learning requires different skills and strategies to execute. Come learn how to help your staff adjust to remote learning with Weekly Topic Strategies, video instructions, streamlining classroom communication, and more.

Got UDL?
Presenter: Kim Voge

Now, more than ever, the range of students’ skills is going to be vast and deep. How can we design lessons with strengths in mind? Create access, engagement, and expression options for students to “show what they know.” Participants will be provided with time to “UDL” a lesson idea.

Now We’re Talking!

Presenter: Amanda Sandoval

Engage students remotely through active learning via Nearpod and consistent verbal communication using tools like Voxer and Mote.

BE BOLD: Blended Online Lesson Design

Presenter: Kim Voge

We are all blended online lesson designers. Build pedagogically sound lessons around the Madeline Hunter format by racking and stacking EduProtocols. Bonus feature: See how Flipgrid can power lesson design as well!

Fostering Collaboration Remotely

Presenter: Amanda Sandoval

Templates and strategies to foster student collaboration with their peers. Participants will be walked through how to use Flippity for grouping and Flipgrid to house asynchronous collaborations/discussions.

Cultivating Creative Communication

Presenter: Joe Marquez

One of the constant struggles of a distance learning or hybrid environment is making sure all our education community stakeholders have all the information needed to be confident in the learning taking place. Emails alone will not be enough to curb confusion. Join us as we see how district/site administrators, Technology departments, and as classroom teachers can create confidence with creative communications.

Evolving Learner: Creating A New Vision For Teaching And Learning

Presenter: Lainie Rowell

Amidst challenging and uncertain times, educators have the opportunity to rethink school structures and evolve! Learning from kids, peers, and the world, we can focus on redefining roles, building community, nurturing the whole child, and propelling students to become the true catalysts of their own learning.

Assessment Buffet
Presenter: Amanda Sandoval

Learn how to create & customize assessments and check for understanding activities in a snap. In this session, we will explore Quizizz, Flipgrid, Quizlet, and Forms.

Summer 2020 CUE Google Training

TCSOS has partnered with CCEE and CUE to provide seven workshops on engaging your students through distance learning. The recordings for the professional development sessions are available here.

Google Classroom

Hands-on and fun ways to use Google Classroom with Cori Orlando, a district TOSA for Riverside USD.

 

Intro to Google Apps

Getting educators ready for Level 1 Exams, with a focus on hands-on learning with Corey Coble – Google Certified Trainer and Science Teacher

 

Pedagogy of Google Meets and Zoom

Using online conferencing tools to lead online learning better. Tons of pedagogical tips and tricks for better online teaching. Katherine Goyette – TOSA for Tulare COE and Google Certified Innovator

 

Planning out your School Week

Easy, efficient, and replicable plans for blended learning and in a COVID world. Kim Voge teacher and TOSA for Placentia/ Yorba Linda USD.

 

Teaching Reading Online (TK-5)

Tools and pedagogies for teaching reading while being mostly online. Susan Stewart

 

Teaching Math Online

Tools, apps, and lesson plans for teaching 5-12 grade math remotely. Kristan Morales – Math Teacher and CUE Lead Learner from Fullerton JUSHD.

 

Teaching with Google Apps

Eduprotocols, lesson templates, and pedagogical practices for using Google Tools to teach effectively. Efrain Tovar – Google Certified Innovator and EL teacher, Selma Unified.