CHS Professional Learning Community

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


  • February 13, 2018 at 2:45 in room 232 - How to create a "Self-Grading Quiz"
  • At your convenience - Pyxis online training / tutorials on Google Classroom
  • November 1, 2017 12:00-3:00 CHS PD - General
  • October 19, 2017 2:50-3:50 CHS PD - General
  • October 11, 2017 2:50-4:00 CHS English Activities - Google Classroom


  • March 14, 2017 Intro to Google presented by Kristine Farmer and Lucy Nellis - register w/ ERO
  • March 7, 2017 Classroom Magagement Panel Discussion with Steve Mintner, Casey Richison, Marissa Mitchell, Brian Gibson and Geoff Bennett - register w/ ERO - SRN 20178500002
  • January 11, 2017 Standards Based Grading after school - presented by Heather Gabel and Steve Mintner
  • November 30, 2016 Differentiated Instruction 101 after school in Community Room - presented by Marti Crafton, Krinstine Farmer and Lucy Nellis


  • Friday, April 15, 2016 - Using Twitter for PD - presesnted by Mr. Gresham and Mr. Frazier at 1:00 in the Community Room - register with ERO
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Using Data to Drive Instruction - presented by Dr. Elmer Shelby in room 232 at 6:50 am and again at 2:50 pm - register with ERO
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 - GradeCam Go presesnted by Becky Will and Erin Williamson - after school in room 232 - register with ERO
  • March 3, 2016 - Grade Cam "new version" training presented by Becky Will and Erin Williamson - 3-4pm in room 224 - register with ERO
  • February 1, 2016 - Book Study - Teach Like a Pirate - led by Bobby Meier - contact Bobby for details
  • January 14, 2016 How to Infer the Meaning of Words presented by Andrea Goebel and Leslie Parker - after school in room 105 - register with ERO
  • December 3, 2015 Grade Cam: Digging Deeper presented by Lisa Hall - in the Community Room after school (45-60 minutes) - register with ERO
  • October 29, 2015 Co Teaching Workshop in the Community Room - half day, am -presenters: Lee Ann Laune, Marti Crafton, Brandon Kline, and Adam Underhill
  • October 6, 2015 - after school - Food Allergies presented by Melissa Rae Assistant Professor of Nursing University of Evansville
  • September 3, 2015 - 2:50 - 4:00 pm in room 207 - Weebly website design presented by Derik Smith and Casey Richison - learn how to use a new web design software to create a teacher/class website - register with ERO (if you registered for the sesion that was rescheduled you do not need to register again)
  • September 1, 2015 - after school in room 226 - Grade Cam training presented by Steve Mintner - register with ERO


  • May 20, 2015 - How to use Promethean Board with PowerPoint, worksheets and Snippet Tool to make quick flipcharts presented by Becky Will - after school in her room 224 - pre-register with ERO
  • May 11, 2015 - Quest Homework Service for math and science teachers - after school in room 232 - presented by Becky Will - pre-register with ERO
  • EVSC eRevolution - Pre-Workshop July 7, Conference July 8 & 9. Early bird registration ends April 17. PD money available - must submit requistion form to Samantha Miller by noon, Friday, April 3.
  • March 18, 2015 - Web-Cam Grading Software - before and after school with Steve Mintner - pre-register with ERO
  • March 17, 2015 - Prezi in room 232 after school with Bobby Meier - pre-register with ERO
  • March 10, 2015 - Review Games in room 124 after school - several teachers will share information about different review games they use in class - (Kahoot, Zig-Zag, Ringmaster, Milliion Dollar Pyramid) preregister with ERO - if you already registered for original date you do not need to register again
  • March 3, 2015 - Evidence Based Practices with Visual Strategies in room 163 after school presented by Ashley Cook - pre-register with ERO
  • Beginning February 26 - Book Study led by Casey Richison - What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most by Todd Whitaker (2nd edition) - meet Thursdays 2:50-3:50
  • Beginning February 25 - Book Study led by Brandon Kline and Marti Crafton - Fair Isn't Always Equal by Rick Wormelli - Wednesdays 2:45-3:45
  • October 30, 2014 - Web Cam Grading System -presented by Steve Mintner in room 226 immediately after school for one hour - pre-register with ERO
  • October 28 2014 - Basics of My Big Campus - presented by Brandon Kline in room 232 immediately after school for one hour - pre-register with ERO
  • Beginning September 23 - Book Study led by Barb Dayton - Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class too!) by Chris Biffle - Tuesdays after school
  • Beginning September 22 - Book Study led by Sue Korb - Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov -meet once a week, Monday or Wednesday 3-4 pm
  • September 15, 2014 - Promethean Board Training - Advanced - 3:30 - 5:00 @ Loge Elementary (ERO code 20149011010) and Boonville Middle School (ERO code 20149011008)
  • September 8, 2014 - Promethean Board Training - Basic - 3:30 - 5:00 @ Boonville High School (ERO code 20149011006)
  • August 27, 2014 - Promethean Board Training - Basic - 2:50 - 4:00 @ Lynnville Elementary (ERO code 20149011004)
  • August 8, 2014 at 1:00 - Prometean Board training for beginners - presented by Leslie Shamblin at Castle High School - pre-register with ERO



  • E-Revolution EVSC 2014 Regional eLearning Conference- July 8,9 & 10, 2014 - register online -
  • Tuesday, April 15 - How to Convert Videos to Video Clips presented by Bobby Meier and Brandon Kline in the library after school - pre-register with ERO
  • Free webinar / videos on Insprie's - see "Indiana Webinar Announcement" (Word doc) in Professional Development folder on the "S" drive
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - Quest Model of Inquiry presented by Kim Townsend after school in the Community Room 2:50-4:15 - pre-register with ERO
  • Beginning Monday, February 17, 2014 - Book Study - Winning With People by John Maxwell led by Seth Hodde - 3:00-3:45 - contact Seth for details
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Kinesthetic Learning presented by Shannon Wenning after school in the Community Room - pre-register with ERO
  • Monday January 13, 2014 in room 232 immediately afte school - Creating a test using My Big Campus presented by Abby Busing. Pre-register using ERO.
  • Southern Indiana Educaton Center - schedule of upcoming workshops and opportunities
  • Wednesday October 30, 2013 - ActivGaming - presented by Abby Busing and Shelly Aull - ActivGaming will allow students to remain engaged and interactive in the classroom. Learn how to use the Promethean software to easily create flipcharts that aid in discussion and review. This would be for individuals that already have a basic understanding of the promethean software. If anyone has any questions, contact Abby Busing. Pre-register using ERO for PGP points.
  • Wednesday October 16, 2013 - Active Shooter - CHS Safety Committee and Indiana State Police - The Indiana State Police will simulate an active-shooter demonstration. The program will begin in the main hallway at 3:00 pm and later move to the cafeteria for a discussion. The entire program will last 60-75 minutes. This demonstration has been presented at other schools, and the teachers have found it to be very valuable.  If you have questions, contact Sue Korb or Susan Walters. Pre-register using ERO for PGP points.
  • Thursday October 3, 2013 - book study Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves - led by Andrea Hoy - If you wish to participate you will need to purchase the book in advance and you will meet as a study group over several weeks to discuss the content of the book. Contact Andrea with any questions. Pre-register using ERO for PGP points.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Evernote, Padlet and Dropbox presented by Shonna Miller and Curt Welch on . These are programs teachers can use to help with research activities in the classroom. Pre-register using ERO for PGP points.
  • Echoes and Reflections Workshop: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust presented by Shani Lourie, Educational Consultant for Yad Vashem - Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm at Castle High School in the Community Room (see email sent by Mr. Byers on July 25th and email from Lisa Muller on July 30). You must pre-register for this training through ERO for PGP points, seating is limited - ERO code 20131130001
  • My Big Campus Basics presented by Brandon Kline and Kim Gresham on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 9:00 am - 12:00 in the Library.



  • USI - Co-Teaching Training Inquiry - Presented by Mrs. Rietman from the University of Southern Indiana - This course is open to all WCSC teachers. All teachers who accept student teachers from USI are required to complete this training. Training will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 3:30 - 5:00 in the CHS Community Room.

You must pre-register for this training through ERO for PGP points, seating is limited

  • ERO Training with Stacie Devine and Doug Gresham on Tuesday, April 2nd, 3 - 4 pm in the CHS LIbrary and April 9 & 10 at 7:00 am in the new lab in the old media center

You must pre-register for this activity through ERO for PGP points, seating is limited

  • Twitter in the Classroom with Shelly Aull and Shannon Wenning on Wednesday, February 27th after school in the Community Room

You must pre-register for this activity through ERO for PGP points, seating is limited

  • New Graduation Requirements presented by Sandy Mellis - February 2013 in the Community Room
  • Inquiry Method to Teaching using the QUEST model with Kim Townsend on Thursday, January 24th after school in the Community Room

You must pre-register for this activity through ERO for PGP points

  • Promethean Basics "Boot Camp" for Beginners workshop on Tuesday, January 22nd 4 - 6 pm at WCSC central office meeting room "B"

You must pre-register for this activity through ERO for PGP points, seating is limited

  • Library Services and Resources for Teachers and Students with Donna Price/Steve Devillez on Tuesday, January 15th, during plan periods in the Community Room

You must pre-register for this activity through ERO for PGP points

  • Kinesthetic Learning Activities presented by Shannon Wenning Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the Community Room 2:45 - 4:00 pm

Please register in advance through ERO if you plan to attend

  • Common Core Literacy Standards Workshop for History, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Studies grades 6-12

2- day workshop October 9, 2012 and January 24, 2013

Reading is critical to building knowledge in history/social studies as well as in science and technical subjects. This two-day workshop is designed to assist middle and high school teachers in working with Common Core State Standards.

PGP certificates provided day of session
  • Critical Reading Strategies presented by Fred Bracher and Brian Gibson on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in the Community Room during your planning period

Please register in advance through ERO if you plan to attend

  • Promethean Board Basic Training presented by Leslie Shamblin August 8, 2012
  • Workshop: Teaching with Technology - Sponsored by the River Bend Writing Project

If you could not make the workshop here is a link to all the online resources presented.

Free Webinars

View Simplek12 schedule

ASCD - Learn. Teach. Read schedule

General Links - websites for teachers

100 Mobile Tools for Teachers

42Explore - Thematic pathfinders - search for lists of quality websites by subject area and topic

Annenberg Learner - teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum - lesson plans, videos and interactives - browse by grade level, discipline and audience

Ditch that Textbook - "creative ways to use technology and keep students your teaching and revolutionize your classroom"

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook

Edudemic connecting education and technology- teacher guides to technology and learning - Educational technology resource for teachers - a highly specialized educational directory with FREE categorized resources, lesson plans, clipart, and site sets for educators - search by topic, subject area and grade level - The George Lucas Educational Foundation - What Works in Education Connected Teaching and Learning - professional learning community that provides free webinars, resources and online discussions to help educators connect and collaborate on best practices - you must create an account and membership is free - certificates are provided to document webinar participation - Teaching with the Power of Digital Media - browse by subject area and topic for audio visual presentations that correlate to specific textbooks from the major textbook publishing companies, view worked examples and simulations

Internet 4 Classrooms - Helping you use the Internet effectively - links for PreK-12, technology tutorials, assessment assistance and links to websites which provide new content on a daily or weekly basis

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

PBS Learning Media Powered by Indiana Public Broadcasting- browse by grade level, subject area, media type (video, image, interactive, document, audio, webpage), standards, resource type ( media gallery, lesson plans and self-paced lessons), language, accessibility features (adaptation types, control flexibility), permitted use (stream, download and share, stream only, stream and download, stream, download, share and modify) - create an account and save your favorites. You may browse without creating an account.

QUIZIZZ - "multiplayer quizzes like never (ever) before!"

ReadWriteThink- Ideas and free resources provided can help teachers plan research projects. Every lesson plan has been aligned with individual state standards and Commom Core State Standard. This site is a great resource for lesson plans, printouts, and activities that facilitate inquiry-based learning projects which involve gathering information and organizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting information.

School Tube - video sharing platform spcifically designed for students and educators

Scratch - Have your students create stories, games and animations to share with others - Want to learn how other educators are using Scratch?

Shake up Learning - technology integration ideas, great resources for Google apps, guides, cheat sheets, mobile learning apps and social media tips

SimpleK12 - Innovative online learning programs to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to build 21st century classroom experiences. Lots of free resources such as links to professional blog posts, webinars and free downloads of workbooks and toolkits (additional resources available with paid subscription).

Teacher Tap - Professional Development Resources for Educators

Teaching with Technology - River Bend Tech Workshop -

Teacher Tube - accessible alternative to You Tube Great Teaching, Inspiring Classrooms

teAchnology - free and easy to use resources: lesson plans, printable worksheets, teaching tips, worksheet makers, and webquests


Resources by topic

Differentiated Instruction

Books in our Professional Library:

    Differentiated Instructional Management: Work Smarter, Not Harder by Carolyn Chapman - Provides instructional tips and shows how to organize purposeful and meaningful differentiated lessons that can inspire and engage all learners.

    How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms  by Carol A. Tomlinson - Offers a definition of differentiated instruction, and provides principles and strategies designed to help teachers create learning environments that address the different learning styles, interests, and readiness levels found in a typical mixed-ability classroom.

    Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli - Presents a rationale for differentiated assessment and grading, discusses mastery, and provides guidance, ideas, and examples from middle and high school classrooms, as well as a guide for teacher leaders on supporting colleagues beginning differentiated assessment and grading.

    Supporting Differentiated Instruction: A Professional Learning Communities Approach by Robin J. Fogarty - Uses the power of professional learning communities (PLCs) with differentiated instruction in a pragmatic approach to better support teachers and better reach students.

    Strategies For Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices For the Classroom by Julia L. Roberts - Offers practical strategies for teachers to use differentiated instruction in the classroom, providing preassessments, tools, and tips to manage a differentiated classroom, and including checklists, charts, diagrams, and other resources.

    Exploring Differentiated Instruction by Cindy Strickland - A guide to creating a professional learning community to help further an understanding of how to use differentiated instruction in the classroom.

    Differentiation In Practice: A Resource Guide For Differentiating Curriculum by Carol Ann Tomlinson - Presents an introduction to differentiated instruction, a systematic approach to planning curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of academically diverse learners, and features annotated lesson plans for differentiated units in a variety of curriculum areas, geared toward students in themiddle grades.

    The Understanding By Design Guide To Creating High-Quality Units by Grant Wiggins - A guide to designing curriculum units based on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD) that includes discussion and explanation of key ideas, guiding exercises, worksheets, design tips, examples, review criteria, and a list of resources.

Online Resources

Internet 4 Classrooms Differentiated Instruction page
Here you will find the following categories/pages: Classroom Planning, Instructional Theory, Learning Styles, Meta-Links Sites, Sample Units / Lesson Plans, Helpful Documents and Grading Projects

Classroom Planning page has several links with lots of practical ideas you may want to use in your classroom. Be sure and check out some of the other pages as well. Several links on this page were dead links, so I selected the following links from a list of 26:

Finding Manageable Ways to Meet Individual Needs - Article on ASCD site about why it is better "not to teach to the middle" and strategies for primary and secondary education.

How to Differentiate Instruction - A focus on planning for differences. (scroll past the Technology membership index)

Strategies for Differentiating - This page has a variety of helpful links.

Ten Tips for Differentiation - Great tips to reach students who don't "get it," or don’t seem motivated or interested. These resources help students who need scaffolding to build connections.

Tiered Curriculum Project - (from the Indiana Department of Education) - An index of example lessons for K-12 in different subject areas.

Videos and Movies in the classroom

All Movie - look up movies and actors

Education Portal - fun and engaging video lessons that are easy to find - organized by subject and lesson topic

Internet Movie Database - search by title, actor, character, etc.

PBS POV top 100 documentaries

MovieSheeets - One of the largest databases of classrroom movie worksheets created by teachers. Search for a video or movie by subject.

NBC Learn videos


Check out the Interactive Whiteboards Workbook on the "T" drive

Promethean Planet - training, free courses (tutorials)