Professional Development

Visions In Education believes that the professional growth of our faculty contributes directly to our students’ success.

CA Consortium for Independent Study (CCIS) Presentations

CCIS Fall 2019 – Irvine, CA

  • A Couple of Cool Ways to Connect Students to Themselves and Learning – Presentation (Fred Lamora)
  • Professional Development Reboot: Engaging Activities to Help Your Staff Avoid Death by PowerPoint – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Spring 2019 – Santa Rosa, CA 

  • Conversational Intelligence – Presentation & Handout (Christina McKinnis)
  • A Couple of Cool Ways to Connect Students to Themselves and Learning – Presentation (Fred Lamora)
  • Great Virtual Meetings are Just a Click Away – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Fall 2018 – Irvine, CA

  • Conversational Intelligence – Presentation & Handout (Christina McKinnis)
  • A Couple of Cool Ways to Connect Students to Themselves and Learning – Presentation (Fred Lamora)
  • Great Virtual Meetings are Just a Click Away – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Spring 2018 – Santa Rosa, CA

  • New!- The Secret Sauce: Tips and Tricks to Connect with Kids – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Great Virtual Meetings are Just a Click Away – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Fall 2017 – Rancho Mirage, CA

  • New!- The Secret Sauce: Tips and Tricks to Connect with Kids – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Great Virtual Meetings are Just a Click Away – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Spring 2017- Sonoma, CA

  • New!- 20 Great Online Apps, Tools and Extensions to use with Students – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Let’s Get Personal – Case Study for Personalizing IS  Presentation (Fred Lamora)
  • Professional Development Reboot- Engaging Activities for your Organization – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Fall 2016- San Diego, CA

  • New!- 20 Great Online Apps, Tools and Extensions to use with Students – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Professional Development Reboot – Engaging Activities for your Organization – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)

CCIS Spring 2016- Rancho Mirage, CA

  • 20 Great Online Apps, Tools and Extensions to use with Students – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Give Your Students a Voice – Presentation (Hilary Brugger)
  • Hanging Out in Google Hangouts – Presentation (Christina McKinnis)
  • IS Attendance & Accountability – Presentation (Jody Graf & Michael Brubaker)
  • Open the Door to Common Core – Free PD tools – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)
  • Speaking Millennial-ese (Jody Graf)

CCIS Fall 2015- Rancho Mirage, CA

  • 20 Great Online Apps, Tools and Extensions to use with Students – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Hanging Out in Google Hangouts – Presentation (Christina McKinnis)
  • Open the Door to Common Core – Free PD tools – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)
  • IS Attendance & Accountability – Presentation (Jody Graf)

CCIS Spring 2015- San Francisco, CA

  • 20 Great Online Apps, Tools and Extensions to use with Students – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Hanging Out in Google Hangouts – Presentation (Christina McKinnis)
  • Open the Door to Common Core – Free PD tools – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)
  • Reflections of What Worked (and Didn’t) from the SBAC Field Test – Presentation (Jody Graf & Fred Lamora)

CCIS Fall 2014- San Diego, CA

  • Keynote Let’s Get Persona l- Presentation (Fred Lamora)
  • 20 Great Online Apps, Tools and Extensions to use with Students – Presentation & Handout (Fred Lamora)
  • Hanging Out in Google Hangouts – Presentation (Christina McKinnis)
  • Open the Door to Common Core – Free PD tools – Presentation & Handout (Sarah McFarland)
  • Reflections of What Worked (and Didn’t) from the SBAC Field Test – Presentation (Jody Graf & Fred Lamora)

CCIS Spring 2014- Sacramento, CA

  • Hanging Out in Google Hangouts – Presentation (Christina McKinnis)
  • Open the Door to Common Core- Free PD tool – Presentation (Sarah McFarland)
  • The Language of Math using CCSS to help students to think – Presentation  (Jody Graf)
  • Let’s Get Personal – Case Study for Personalizing IS – Presentation Handout & IS Website (F. Lamora)
  • The Secrets of Enhancing Student Learning in the Cloud – Presentation (Christina McKinnis)

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