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Connecting Environmental Factors to Learning - Held Virtually

The course will involve researching local companies, delving into the qualifications necessary for optimal hiring practices, and ensuring that participants gain valuable insights into creating effective pathways from education to career.

Connecting Environmental Factors to Learning - Held Virtually
Connecting Environmental Factors to Learning - Held Virtually

Time & Location

May 17, 2025, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

Connecting Environmental Factors to Learning

Saturday, May 17, 2025

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$25 for Support Staff

$50 for NASA Members

$75 for Non-NASA Members

Those repeating this workshop each new school year WILL RECEIVE CREDIT AGAIN as there is new content!​ ***School years go from July 1 - June 30***

Due to Washoe County School District (WCSD) salary advancement requirements, WCSD participants will be asked to submit a brief written summation of how this professional learning event will transfer learning into practice before a certificate is issued. WCSD participants: please use the link provided on the Guidance/Link sheet for each event to submit. Lastly, when completing events that are (1) or more credits, please submit your tracker to the PGS Department in Washoe and to ahendersonnasa@gmail.com

Rosanne Richards

Rosanne Richards currently serves as the Executive Director in the Office of the Chief of Staff, Equity, and Community Partnerships with the Clark County School District. Ms. Richards has been with the Clark County School District for 23 years, and always puts the needs of students at the forefront of her work. Ms. Richards' journey began as a teacher at the elementary level before she moved to middle school early in her career. Ms. Richards served as a project facilitator, literacy trainer, dean of students, and an administrator in central office. Additionally, working in central office and in the field, Ms. Richards understands the importance of supporting schools and has an unwavering commitment to lead with a growth mindset and a dedication to student achievement.

Ms. Richards earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Accounting, Master of Science in Education, and earned a Master of Science in Leadership and Educational Administration. Ms. Richards currently serves as the NASA Nevada Central Office Administrators’ Association President and the CCASAPE Central Office/Professional Technical lead. Additionally, Ms. Richards serves on multiple local community boards and national organizations in education.

Workshop Description:

Time management plays a vital role in improving a student's academic performance and achievement. Every student should have the ability to time manage and strategies to assist with this life skill. For a student to achieve academically, setting goals and priorities is at the forefront of the work. This can only occur successfully when students have the skillset and mechanisms for organizing their time and understanding the importance of positive and negative factors that can influence our academics and performance due to poor planning. Between assessments, assemblies, activities, and absences, there is often not enough time in a day, no less one school year to instruct on every standard, in any subject. It is important for our students to learn all the required material, but it is also important that they are given the tools to ensure their learning stays with them. As educators, we need to be the timekeepers for our students and their learning, but never move so fast that the game is over, before every student had an opportunity to play. This workshop will open with a high-level overview of time management, but by the end of the session, participants will have real-time solutions in hand to implement the next school day.

Outcomes

  • Participants will review professional articles discussing how they can effectively manage their time with students.
  • Participants will learn effective tips to work with students who may struggle with time management while ensuring whole group instruction is not compromised.
  • Participants will focus on the effects of time management and how to better prepare students for after graduation.This class will concentrate on developing strategies to help both student and adult learners bridge the gap between graduation and their chosen career paths. Participants will work on establishing a foundation for students, aiding their comprehension and formulation of innovative strategies for engaging in internships and mentorships, essential steps in preparing for the next phase of their career journey. The course will involve researching local companies, delving into the qualifications necessary for optimal hiring practices, and ensuring that participants gain valuable insights into creating effective pathways from education to career.

Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, participants will emerge with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate connections between environmental factors and the learning process. They will be adept at analyzing and assessing the impact of various elements, including physical, social, and cultural factors, on educational outcomes. Participants will gain practical skills in crafting effective classroom designs that optimize learning environments, considering aspects such as lighting, seating arrangements, and overall ambiance. Additionally, they will be equipped to foster positive social dynamics among students and leverage technology to enhance the learning experience. With a heightened awareness of the effects of environmental factors on diverse learners, participants will be well-prepared to create inclusive and supportive learning spaces. The course will empower educators to continuously assess and adapt their practices, ensuring they are attuned to the evolving needs of students and maintaining a focus on cultivating an enriching educational environment.

ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!

Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!

This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark and most Nevada School Districts!

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In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!

In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 2.5 hours toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.

Tickets

  • Support Staff-Non-Licensed

    This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
  • NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Non-NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee

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