• 2019 Summer Professional Development Academy

    Seneca Valley School District is sponsoring a Summer Professional Development Academy to be held August 13-16, 2019. The Academy will feature sessions with a focus on the use of educational technology. 

    To register, visit https://files.svsd.net/summeracademy



    New Teacher Websites

    New teacher websites for 2019-20. Your teacher website is now easier than ever to use. Your calendar, assignments, and schedule appear on your site automatically from gradebook. Add additional items to your calendar. Add additional content that highlights best practices, student activities, and your educational background and philosophy. Showcase your passion for teaching and share information with students and parents. The first page of your teacher website is viewable by anyone on the internet. Subsequent pages require an SV Portal login (copyright friendly) and are available to all SV students, parents, and teachers. 

    Instructor: Michele Murray, Lou Nagy, Chad Robertson

    Audience: K-12 teachers 



    New Course Websites

    Course websites are similar to teacher websites and include additional educational features. Interact and collaborate with your class and provide online learning experiences for your students. Class materials are password protected and not visible to the public Internet. Use to avoid copyright issues. Course websites are created automatically based on your class rosters and updated daily. Use to post homework and worksheets, create a library of classroom notes and materials for students to access online, collaborate through discussion forums, create customized lessons and journals, blog, create wikis, provide a digital dropbox for assignment submission, upload documents and files, integrate Web 2.0 tools, integrate audio and video podcasting, include media in the lessons, and more.

    Instructor: Michele Murray, Lou Nagy, Chad Robertson

    Audience: K-12 teachers



    Raz-Plus https://www.raz-plus.com/

    Raz-Plus is a blended learning platform that provides effective teacher-led instruction, developmentally appropriate reading practice, formative assessment, and data-driven reporting to improve the reading skills of every student, at every level.

    • Enhance reading instruction with more than 50,000 reading resources that include more than 3,000 leveled books, lesson plans, activities, and quizzes.
    • Provide a personalized reading library of leveled books and passages to every student available in printable, projectable, online, and mobile formats.
    • Determine future instruction using formative assessments and online, data-driven reports that track student reading activity and progress.

    Instructor: Linda Gordon and Sarah Vannatta from Learning A-Z.  Linda and Sarah will team-teach the sessions so your staff will have plenty of support and fun with both these ladies!

    Audience: K-4 teachers



    Nearpod https://www.nearpod.com

    Increase student engagement. Nearpod is a great resource for all classrooms. Create interactive lessons in minutes. Ready-to-Teach, Interactive Lessons for All K-12 Grades and Subjects. Launch lessons instantly and receive comprehensive student assessments. Enable 100% student participation and engage students. Nearpod is a great way to engage students in a one-to-one classroom.

    Instructor: Greg Macer. Greg is a fantastic and experienced Nearpod pioneer who has led many training sessions of all levels across PA and the Northeast.

    Audience: K-12 teachers



    Discovery Education https://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Discovery Education allows you to build assignments, create writing prompts, build quizzes, and stream educational videos. In addition to the vast number of media resources, students can also use other educational tools. Teachers have access to additional teaching resources, including an assessment builder, a writing prompt builder, and an assignment builder. Access educational videos by standard and receive supplementary resources for your classroom.

    Instructor: Lou Nagy

    Audience: K-12 teachers



    CPR Certification

    The Seneca Valley nurses are pleased to provide training and certification to Seneca Valley staff who successfully complete the half-day training. According to the American Heart Association, “About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.” After completing the training, you will have the skills needed to respond in an emergency in the community.

    Instructor: SV Nurses

    Audience: All Staff



    SMART Learning Suite https://www.smarttech.com/en/Products/Education-Software/SMART-Learning-Suite

    With SMART Learning Suite (SLS) Online, you can create lessons, activities and assessments anywhere, add interactive features to static content and share to any student device.

    Quickly and easily
    • transform the existing static content of your PDF and PowerPoint files into interactive lessons
    • create interactive individual handout activities
    • convert content to collaborative workspaces including team-based activities and on-the-fly brainstorming
    • build formative assessments into your lessons; baselines and quick checks, response assessments, team-based assessments
    • choose from a variety of activity templates for game-based learning incorporating any student device
    • share lessons with students using either teacher-paced or student-paced delivery 

    Instructor: Michele Murray

    Audience: K-12 teachers



    Mobymax https://www.mobymax.com

    Find and Fix Learning Gaps. Help struggling learners quickly catch up to grade level and close learning gaps for all your students. MobyMax is for every K-8 subject (Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA) with adaptive differentiation plus student motivation and classroom tools. Winner of over 49 industry recognized awards last year! 

    Instructor: Mary Boburczak, Bria Koch

    Audience: K-8 teachers



    Edgenuity https://www.edgenuity.com/

    Would you like to learn more to utilize Edgenuity within your classroom? Would you like to be an OPT teacher? This session will take you through the ins and outs of Edgenuity. Learn simple ways to add new courses to your students. Learn how to utilize lesson mastery data to write your SLO. 

    Instructor: Denise Manganello, Ashley Porter, Matt Pournaras

    Audience: 5-12 teachers



    Sumdog Mathematics https://pages.sumdog.com/teachers/teacher_prices/about_sumdog_mathematics/

    Sumdog Mathematics. Students love Sumdog! Sumdog provides game-based adaptive learning for K-8 math. Sumdog covers mathematics between the ages of 5 and 14. It's designed to engage students, encouraging them to improve their math skills.

    Instructor: Mary Boburczak, Bria Koch

    Audience: K-8 teachers