2018-2019 PD Days General Information

***Your personalized agenda will be available when you check in with your Building Principal at 8:00 AM***


SIGN-UP Session Descriptions are listed in the PDF documents below.

(Don't forget to bring your charged-up laptop each day!)

2018 Professional Development Daily Agendas

Polishing Our Practice!


August 30, 2018


September 12, 2018

All Elementary (PK-4) Staff 

8:00 AM: Register with your Building Principal - CMS Auditorium Hallway

8:15- 9:20 AM: CMS Auditorium

Overview of NEW ELA and Math Curriculum &  Standards-Descriptor Charts - Jane   PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook Applications - Jess & Rene

9:30 - 11:45 AM: Breakout by Grade Level/Subject Area

  • Applying PowerTeacher Pro (see room directory below)

All Staff

8:00 AM: Register with your Building Principal - CMS Auditorium Hallway

8:15-10:15 AM:  Keynote Presentation

Conscious Discipline - Cheryl Cotter

    When  the classroom is running smoothly, it is easy for teachers to  model a positive conflict resolution approach.  However, when challenges arise and the environment is stressful, what happens to our approach?  Each classroom is a school culture.  Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive social and emotional intelligence classroom management program that empowers both the teachers and students.  Conscious Discipline helps professionals to become conscious of their behavioral patterns so they can teach students how to learn and listen to their internal guidance system.
Participants will learn that:
    •  Conscious Discipline (CD) is a multidisciplinary approach based on three distinct brain-body states in adults and children that drive behavior.
    •  It provides the seven powers for conscious adults to help teachers see conflict differently and the seven basic skills of discipline that empower teachers to respond to conflict in a way that instills life skills.

Conscious Discipline Resources

The presenter referenced “No Prop Games” you can use in your classroom for Building Unity.


I Love You Rituals.



10:20 - 10:45 AM:

                                                Understanding the Signs of                                                                 Concussions and Sudden Cardiac Arrest                                                          Training from our School Nurses

10:45 - 11:25 AM:

Introduction to the New Chariho Website

Shawn Cole

All Secondary (5-12) Staff

8:00 AM: Register with your Building Principal - CHS Front Lobby

8:15-8:50 AM: CHS Cafeteria

9:00-11:45 AMBreakout by Department/Content Area

   All Social Workers, School Psychologists, SLP's, OT's, and PT's Staff

8:00 AM: Register with Jen Durkin and Mary Markovitz CTC Room 107

8:15-11:45 AM:

  • Social Workers and School Psychologists:  Monthly Mental Health Awareness Theme Development
  • SLP's, OT's, and PT's: Pragmatic Language Therapy

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM      LUNCH

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM    LUNCH


12:30-3:00 PM: 

Deeper Learning

Breakout Sessions

(your session will be on your personalized agenda)


All Elementary (PK-4)

12:00-3:00 PM:  Elementary Classroom Teachers return to their building for Science Kit PD and Initial Materials Management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voSRYYmH66k&feature=youtu.be

12:00-3:00 PM:  PreK: BrightStars - Hope Valley, Rm. 12

12:00-3:00 PM - Other Elementary Staff - Standards Descriptor Charts & Curriculum  (Continued)

K-6 Elementary PE/Health/AT Teachers

12:00-3:00 PM: CALA Gym and Classroom

PowerUp PE - Karin Wetherhill

Gr. K-12 SLP's and OT's,  Elem. Social Workers & School Psychologists, and Special Education Teachers

12:00-3:00 PM  Trauma Sensitive Schools - CTC, Rm. 104

Gr. 7-12 PE/Health, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Deans, School Counselors

12:00-3:00 PM  iSTAND workshop with Keith LaBelle - MS 7/8 Cafeteria

All MS & CALA (Gr 5-8) Staff

12:00-1:00 PM: MS Staff - Bringing Words to Life: MS Library

1:00-3:00 PM: MS Staff - Bringing Words to Life - Content Area Meeting Deeper Dive

All HS & CALA (Gr 9-12) Staff

 12:00-12:30 PM: Gr. 9-12 Staff - Learner Qualities: HS Library

12:30-3:00 PM: Gr. 9-12 Staff - Learner Qualities - Department Meeting Deeper Dive & Other Topics