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Santa Monica Malibu USD Professional Development Block 2 has ended
Our Educational and Student Services teams are so excited to offer embedded professional learning opportunities for teachers during the 2020-21 school year. Our five-week professional learning block 2 will begin the week of January 18th. Please review the elementary (red) and secondary (green) offerings and register for one of the many topics that are provided. The intention with this multi-session approach is to provide you with an opportunity to delve deeper into a given topic, collaborate with colleagues, and implement the learning into your practice. If you find that you are interested in multiple topics, do not worry, you can sign up for a different topic during the remaining three blocks.

To register click on log-in at the top right hand side of this page.
  • Sign-in with your SMMUSD email account and use smmusd as your password. If that doesn’t work clock on Create A New Attendee Account --> using your district email account. If you have an existing account follow the instructions to reset your password.
  • Once logged in you will be able to select any of the five-week series to view the descriptions.
  • Choose one of the series. You will need to attend all five sessions within the series you select.
  • Once you select the series, you are registered.
  • Please update your profile information to include your most current position and site.

If you have any questions, please email Yvonne Kyle --> ykyle@smmusd.org or Jacqueline Mora --> jmora@smmusd.org

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Tuesday, February 16
 

2:15pm PST

AVID Collaboration Time (1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16)
During this block of PD, AVID teachers will collaborate and share best practices, complete required data collection documents, and manage other AVID Center program requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Satinder Hawkins

Satinder Hawkins

Coordinator, American Cultures and Ethnic Studies (ACES)
I am currently a Coordinator in SMMUSD, overseeing the Social Justice Standards, AVID, and the district's History Department. Prior to joining the district I worked for 30 years as an educator in  LAUSD and Long Beach Unified, and was National Board Certified in both middle and high... Read More →


Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
https://smmk12.zoom.us/j/97552757863

2:15pm PST

EdTech Office Hours (1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16)
Sign up for EdTech Support during the embedded PD time by going to bit.ly/EPDSecondary

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Gleicher

Arielle Gleicher

EdTech TOSA, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District
avatar for Sylvia Kerkotchian

Sylvia Kerkotchian

Ed Tech TOSA, Ed Services


Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
Zoom link will be sent to your @smmusd email address.

2:15pm PST

For High School NGSS Leaders (1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16)
NGSS leads and fellow hs science teachers are welcome to support the review and implementation of ngss aligned resources AND layout of our SMMUSD curriculum

Speakers
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Kate Song

Classroom Teacher, Samohi


Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
https://zoom.us/j/98119507085?pwd=UWx3d3AwSVRmY0JRTkpYK2JadllRdz09

2:15pm PST

For Middle NGSS Leaders (1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16)
NGSS leads and fellow ms science teachers are welcome to support the review and implementation of ngss aligned resources AND layout of our SMMUSD curriculum

Speakers
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Tahera Kapasi

John Adams Middle, Santa Monica, CA


Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
https://zoom.us/j/95143707396?pwd=NXpldWVSRmt1cHAvNThlR3Z4bk8yQT09

2:15pm PST

Foundations of Mindfulness in Schools - For Secondary Educators (1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16)
Deepen your understanding and experience of mindfulness while gaining practical tools to implement mindfulness into your life and virtual classroom immediately. You will learn how practicing mindfulness helps give you and your students powerful tools for self-regulation, awareness, compassion, and self-compassion.

Speakers
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Dr. Stefanie Goldstein

The Center for Mindful Living


Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88955748718

2:15pm PST

Language Study Team: Grammar Workshop (1/19; 1/26; 2/2; 2/9; 2/16)
The Language Study Team brings together SMMUSD English and Humanities teachers across middle school sites who are committed to deepening understanding of the ELA Language Standards (grammar and mechanics) and the corresponding ELD Standards.

Speakers

Tuesday February 16, 2021 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
https://smmk12.zoom.us/j/82605422692