Teacher Induction: Professional Development

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities and Events

  • Standards-Based Annual Curriculum Planning PDF
  • Classroom Management for Effective Teaching PDF

Colloquium 2017

Please join us for Colloquium 2017 “Around the World in 180 Days”. A celebration of Year 1 Induction Teachers.

Elementary – May 8, 2017

Secondary – May 15, 2017

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Napa County Office of Education
2121 Imola Ave. Napa, CA
RSVP: Pat Alexander

Event Flyer PDF

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the Special Education Department presents


Standards-Based Annual Curriculum Planning

June 19 – 23, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Napa County Office of Education

Course Description: Participants will study state standards, examine annual plan formats, discuss the use of formats, and begin their annual plan outline with Instructor guidance.

Please Bring:

  • Grade level standards
  • Adopted teacher materials
  • Pacing guides
  • Assessment tools
  • Laptop (if possible)
  • Lunch and snacks

2 NVUSD/NCOE Salary Credits or 2 SSU academic units available for attending all dates.

Online Registration

For more information please contact Pat Alexander, (707) 253-3944


Classroom Management for Effective Teaching

August 1st and 2nd, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Napa County Office of Education

Course Description: Using the Harry Wong videotape series, “The First Days of School” participants will experience a facilitated discussion, role-play, and develop effective rules and procedures that will make their first days of school successful.

 Topic Includes:

  • Increasing positive student behavior
  • Setting the stage for success
  • Cooperative learning
  • The well-managed classroom
  • Developing lesson plans for student mastery
  • Characteristics of a highly effective teacher

Please bring lunch and a snack
1 NVUSD/NCOE Salary Credit for 1 SSU academic unit available for attending both days

 Online Registration

For more information please contact Pat Alexander, (707) 253-3944


Oren Sofer:
Mindful Schools Senior Program Developer
May 10th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Since 2007 educators trained by Mindful Schools have impacted over 750,000 students worldwide by training over 14,000 teachers, counselors, administrators and mental health

Scientific evidence indicates that mindfulness based interventions improve attention, self-control, emotional  resilience,  memory and immune

Mindful Schools courses offer educators practical skills for self-care, facilitation and connecting with youth through simple, effective mindfulness practices that can be integrated into the school

Learn from a national trainer about how mindfulness based interventions can benefit both educators and students  in their  personal well-being.

Audience: All Teachers, Schools Psychologists, Counselors, Support Staff and Administrators
Date: Wednesday, May 10th 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: NVUSD District Office Room 205
RSVP: Mike Coughlin: mcoughlin@nvusd.org

EVENT FLYER PDF