Professional Development: New spring 2019 HSTA PD courses

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Beyond the Exit Pass (Online)
Section #294310/294311

Dates: March 18, 2019 - July 19, 2019 
This 3-PD credit online course is designed for teachers of all content areas in grade levels 3-12. Teachers will learn a variety of strategies to formatively assess student learning and respond to student needs quickly and effectively. The following three approaches to formative assessment are: academic discussion, checks for understanding, and targeted analysis of student work.  Disclaimer: This course was previously listed as course number PD181769 and cannot be repeated for credit.
This asynchronous online course will begin on March 18. Participants will receive instructions from the instructors on how to access course content prior to the start date of the course. The deadline to pay for this course is March 10.  
Only HSTA Members are eligible to take this course.

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MA184043 Numbers Make Sense (Hilo Hybrid Course)
PDE3 Section #293850:  HSTA Spring 2019
Dates:  February 23, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Math is a core subject in which we want our students to achieve mastery in prior to graduating from public education in Hawaiʻi.  This course is based on Jerome Bruner’s C-P-A approach which allows students to learn mathematics through concrete experiences in which they can transfer pictorially and then abstractly to be more fluent with number relationships.  This course offers teachers a way in which to facilitate learning of mathematical number sense so that students gain higher level complex thinking and understandings. Numbers Make Sense provides a concrete way to help all your students be critical thinkers and problem solvers. This hybrid course section will meet on Feb. 23 and March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., location in Hilo to be determined.  


Building Processes in Mathematics
PDE3 Section #293445
Dates:  January 8, 2019 – June 6, 2019
This course is designed to help elementary education teachers in grades K-6 build processes within the classroom to help students build math problem solving skills.  The course is focused on the Singapore Math Framework, specifically focusing on metacognition and processes in teaching mathematics. Highlighted strategies in the course will cover the following topics; math talk, model drawing, questioning techniques, concept cartoons and making real-world connections. This course was previously listed as PD181773 Modeling in Mathematics and may NOT be repeated for credit. This section will meet at the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) 1200 Ala Kapuna St., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819 from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 and March 9.  

K-6 Foundations of Number Sense- Hybrid 
PDE3 Section #MA184074 
Dates: January 10 - June 6, 2019
This 3-PD Credit Course is designed as an introductory course to support educators in teaching number sense using strategies and philosophies used in Singapore. Give students a deeper understanding of numbers, setting them up for current and future success as mathematical thinkers. Learn how to build foundational number sense not through memorization of rules and facts, but through a clear understanding of numbers, their magnitude, and their relationships with other numbers. Learn new methods for building number sense and teaching computation in ways that make sense to both you and your students in alignment with the Common Core State Standards. With this solid foundation, you will prepare them to develop higher-level math skills and reasoning ability for years to come. This section will meet on Oahu at HSTA, 1200 Ala Kapuna St., Honolulu, HI 96819,  from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. on the following dates: January 10, February 16 and March 2. Online work will be required as part of this course.


The 21st Century Classroom (Online) 
PDE3 Section #293151
Dates: January 14, 2019 – May 31, 2019
In this 3-PD credit online course, participants will receive foundational skills necessary to be effective teachers in 1:1 environment.  Specifically, this course will be an introduction to: applications within G-Suite, formerly known as Google Apps for Education or GAFE.  Participants will create their own lesson plans and projects utilizing G-Suite. This course is intended for those new to using Google, but is open to all levels. Disclaimer: This course was previously listed as course numbers PD179618 and PD180155 and cannot be repeated for credit.


The 21st Century Classroom Level 2 (Online) 
PDE3 Section #293152
Dates: January 14, 2019 – May 31, 2019
 This online 3-PD-Credit Course will provide teachers with technology tools to design a 21st century classroom. Teachers will learn how to use technology to open channels of communication with students and parents and increase collaboration among students, as well as build their creativity and critical thinking skills using 21st century classroom tools and apps such as: mail merge, autocrat and doctopus. Teachers will also learn about the importance of Internet safety and digital citizenship. During the course, participants will be immersed in a simulated 21st century classroom. Instructors will lead by example, and provide activities that incorporate technology seamlessly throughout the day. Disclaimer: This course was previously listed as course number PD180234 and cannot be repeated for credit.


Signing up for HSTA PD courses is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Go pde3.k12.hi.us (PDE3) and add yourself to the wait-list for a specific section of a course
  2. Next, go to www.pd.hsta.org and make payment for that specific course section
  3. Lastly, once payment is received, HSTA will move you from the  “Wait-List” to “Registered” on PDE3 and your enrollment will be confirmed via email.