Professional Development

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Earn CEU's through Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers many CEU/professional development opportunities for Forest Lake teachers.  The trainings are through a module style and upon completion teachers can receive a certificate and one clock hour.  


How do teachers log in? google.discoveryeducation.com

Log into your Google/email account. From there you log directly into your Discovery Education account. Once logged in select the Professional Development option then the Learn & Lead tab.  You can also access the modules through the Interactive Training Modules link.  


Below are some example modules that could fulfill the specific CEU requirements.  

Board BuilderDid you know that your teachers and students can be producers of content? Students love Board Builder, a tool that allows them to create virtual project boards using multimedia and text to synthesize their thinking and provide evidence of their understanding of a concept or problem. View these teacher-created guides into using Board Builder in your classroom – perfect for independent learning and small group projects.

Spotlight on StrategiesOur Discovery Educator Network Community continues to build out their series of S.O.S.  (Spotlight on Strategies) instructional strategies within Discovery Education Streaming that incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.  


Need more info? Click here for an informational sheet

EL CEUs: Supporting English Learners in the Classroom  (updated Nov. 2016)
For those of you who would like an online version of the EL session to meet the requirement for CEUs, you may now access it through Google Classroom by following these steps. (Note that this session is only accessible by teachers of Forest Lake Area Schools.)
  • Open Google Classroom: 
    • From inside your email, click on the Apps Picker icon in the upper right of the window (nine square icon). 
    • Scroll down until you see "Classroom" and select it. (You may need to click More Apps.)
    • If this is the first time you are opening Google Classroom, select to enter as a Teacher.
  • In Classroom, click the + in the upper right corner and select Join Class.
  • Enter the class code: 6h6uw7 (This is case sensitive)
  • There are two assignments posted:
    • View the video, approximately 60 minutes in length.
    • Complete the session reflection.
    • Once you complete the session reflection and click Submit, a confirmation window will appear with the URL to access the CEU form. 
      • If you are on a device from which you can print, open the URL to access the form. If not, copy the URL and email it to yourself to open from another device.
  • Print the CEU form, complete it and submit to the CEU Committee member who collects your forms.





CEU Resources from MDE
The MDE website also lists links to several online options for CEU opportunities that may be worth checking out.
Reciprocal Teaching in the K-6 Classroom (MTSS 2017):
In January 2017 the K-6 MTSS teams met and received training around Reciprocal Teaching in the K-6 classroom. If you would like to participate in this training you may do so through this Google Classroom. Upon completion of viewing the presentation and submitting your reflection you will receive 1 CEU hour that meets the area of 'Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction' requirement.

To access this online training please following these steps. (Note that this session is only accessible by teachers of Forest Lake Area Schools.)
  • Open Google Classroom: 
    • From inside your email, click on the Apps Picker icon in the upper right of the window (nine square icon). 
    • Scroll down until you see "Classroom" and select it. (You may need to click More Apps.)
    • If this is the first time you are opening Google Classroom, select to enter as a Teacher.
  • In Classroom, click the + in the upper right corner and select Join Class.
  • Enter the class code: q1khao (This is case sensitive)
  • There are two assignments posted:
    • View the presentation and all the videos shared within the slides.
    • Complete the session reflection.
    • Once you complete the reflection and click 'Submit', a confirmation window will appear with the URL to access the CEU form. 
      • If you are on a device from which you can print, open the URL to access the form. If not, copy the URL and email it to yourself to open from another device.
  • Print the CEU form, complete it and submit to the CEU Committee member who collects your forms.