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2011 Educators' Conference Catalog

  1. 1. The Second AnnualD a l t o n M c m i c h a e l h i g h S c h o o l | M a y o d a n , N C Au g u s t 3 - 4 , 2 011 Keynotes, Mini- W o r k s h op s , a n d Concurrent Sessions Addressing:  Technology Integration  Common Core | Content Specific  Data and Assessment  Student Motivation | Classroom Management Rockingham County Schools teaching all students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.
  2. 2. Conference GreetingsDear Conference Participants: T a b l e o f C o n t en t sGreetings and welcome to the Second Annual RCS Conference for Educators. This annual eventis a great “kick off” for our school system. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Bill McBride and Conference Welcome 4Ms. Tammy Worcester. Other featured presenters include SAS Curriculum Pathways; Cheryl Fuller;Promethean Planet; and Castle Learning. In addition, we will have several teacher leaders pre- Keynote Biographies 5senting concurrent sessions. All of our sessions are aligned to one of the following four areas: Full day & Half Day 1. Technology Integration 2. Student Motivation/Classroom Management Workshops 6-8 3. Content Specific/Common Core 4. Data and Assessment Concurrent SessionsOur annual conference reflects the opportunity for educators and education stakeholders to August 3 9-16come together to learn and share how to do more with less, while accelerating student growthand achievement in Rockingham County. One goal of the State Board of Education, the De- Concurrent Sessionspartment of Public Instruction, and Rockingham County Schools is to have a great teacher forevery classroom. Building a better teaching force requires all of our educators to improve their August 4 16—22craft around new technologies and professional practices that lead to higher student engage-ment. The purpose of this conference is to serve as an opportunity for educators to share best CEU Forms 23 & 25practices that create exciting and caring learning environments for students. It is also a placewhere thoughtful presentations and critical conversations can inspire new ideas that will rejuve-nate professional learning communities to advance 21st century teaching and learning in public DMHS Map 24schools across our county.On behalf of our Superintendent, Dr. Rodney Shotwell, and our Board of Education, we thankyou for participating in this wonderful professional development opportunity. We hope this con-ference will motivate you as we begin the 2011-2012 academic school year.Thank you,Nakia Hardy, Ed. D.Assistant Superintendent-K12 Curriculum and Instruction
  3. 3. Welcome to the meeting the following criteria: may add them after the conference for Educators Conference! you to access. 1. Attend a full day of conference ses- Thank you for your dedication and will- sions. You may also download a copy of the CEU ingness to give your time to continue Certificate of Completion on the Google 2. Sign the rosters at the sessions. your professional growth. site to receive CEUs. 3. Sign up on SEA System. Open seating 4. Return the CEU form located at the Student Volunteers end of the conference program (retain a copy for your records). You may choose to join any concurrent Please use the student volunteers to help sessions with open seating. Some half- 5. 1 CEU will be awarded for each complete day of attendance for a guide you to sessions and various locations day mini-workshops may have availabil- through-out the building. We are extremely ity, and you will receive notifications of maximum of 2 CEUs. appreciative to our students who have vol- these when you check in. unteered to assist during the conference. Food Once sessions have been closed, please Snacks and drinks will be available for Daily Schedule do not enter those rooms. purchase in the cafeteria at DMHS from Session Tips and Hints 9:00 to 3:30. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote 9:40-10:50 a.m. Concurrent Session 1 There are also several local restaurants in Suggestions to help make sessions run 11:00-12:10 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 the surrounding area if you have a smoothly: 12:10-1:30 p.m . Lunch longer lunch break. A list of local restau- rants is provided on the conference 1:30-2:40 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 1. Show up on time for sessions. Google site. 2:50-4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 4 2. Have cell phones turned off before sessions begin. 2011 RCS Conference 3. Finish all sidebar conversations before Mini-Workshops Google Site presenters begin speaking. 4. Collect all personal items before The RCS Educators’ Conference Google Half-day mini-workshops are offered each leaving the room. day. site has a digital copy of the conference 5. Vacate rooms immediately after ses- program posted. sions since rooms are used multiple 9:30-12:10 p.m. Morning Mini-workshop times. You may also visit the Resources page 1:30-4:00 p.m. Afternoon Mini-workshop on the Google site to quickly access pre- Renewal Credits senter links, handouts, and resources. If your presenter has not posted his/her Staff may receive renewal credit by resources by conference day he/shePage 4 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  4. 4. Conference SessionsBill McBrideBill McBride is a former middle and high school teacher and Reading Specialist. He holds a Masters in Readingand a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bill is an inde-pendent consultant and the Author-in-Residence for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has contributed to thedevelopment of a number of their textbooks. He is most well known for his heartwarming novel Entertaining anElephant. In its18th printing and used by school districts across the nation, the book tells the moving story of aburned-out teacher who becomes re-inspired with both his profession and his life. The sequel to this book, en-titled Carrying a Load of Feathers, came out in 2009. Bill’s latest book, What’s Happening? is a Response toIntervention program for Tier 2 students. Bill presently trains teachers in student engagement, gender braindifferences, using technology in the classroom, vocabulary development, and content area reading method-ologies.Keynote August 3, 2011Turning Word Losers into Word LoversStudents who are reading content area texts are immersed in difficult concepts, foreign terms, scientific andprocess oriented words, and concepts about which students have little prior knowledge. This highly entertain-ing keynote describes why English is a difficult language to learn, what doesn’t work in teaching words witholder students, and what it means to “know” a word. Using humorous examples, teachers will discover class-room practices that help students increase the joy of learning words.T a m m y W o r c e st e rTammy Worcester is a highly sought after speaker, published author and dedicated educator. She brings aunique perspective, loads of enthusiasm, a wide scope of knowledge on technology tools and effective inte-gration. Tammy Worcester was a featured presenter at the 2010 Educator Conference and received glowingreviews from all who attended her sessions. Mini-workshops will be offered on both days facilitated by TammyWorcester. These sessions will provide a more in depth exposure to specific technology topics.Keynote August 4, 2011Tomorrow Belongs To Today’s Students - Will They Be Ready? Page 5
  5. 5. gifted child. In addition to attending all technology. Yet teachers rarely employ day sessions on August 3 and August 4, these elements in their teaching to in- participants will be required to attend crease student engagement. This highly four after-school sessions during the interactive workshop will model a num- school year and invest a minimum of four ber of brain-based literacy strategies8/3-4/11 hours for each CEU in an outside con- that utilize all six stimuli and consequently tract. get students involved in learning. Teach- Wanda Smith ers will learn strategies to help students Two-Day Workshops Linda Pigott Robinson preview texts, take notes, comprehend August 3 and 4 while reading, and summarize what they Canvas Room 603 have read. Come prepared to be in- Pre-registration required * spired and have fun. Detailed handouts Canvas is the Learning Management are provided. System that has been selected to useFull-day and Half-day Workshops August 3, 2011 with the 1:1 Initiative. Canvas training 9:40-12:10pm will expose teachers to the features Media Center available within the platform. This two- Pre-registration required * day workshop will walk teachers through setting up classes, uploading content, and the facilitation of discussion and col- Vocabulary Development for Social laboration in an online forum. Canvas is Studies and Science offered in two skill specific versions (Novice and Proficient). Social Studies and Science texts are filled Mini-Workshops Merea Bridges with a multitude of difficult abstract con- Bill McBride August 3 and 4 cepts. Terms often describe places, Room 900 & 901 times, and complex concepts about Pre-registration required * Engaging the Disengaged: Energizing which students have little prior knowl- Adolescent Learners edge. Vocabulary research points to clear strategies teachers can use with AIG Endorsement Todays students see more and more of a students to help them read and retain disconnect between school environ- difficult academic terms. This highly inter- These two all day sessions are for educa- ments and the outside world. Recent re- active workshop will provide teachers tors who want to gain a better under- search clearly identifies six environmental with an understanding of effective standing of the characteristics of the stimuli that get the brains attention-- strategies that increase a student’s un- stimuli that are inherent in most pieces of Page 6 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  6. 6. Conference Sessionsderstanding and retention. Hands-on are provided.practical activities and PowerPoint August 4, 2011games that are also appropriate for Eng- 9:40-12:10pmlish Language Learners will be modeled. Media CenterDetailed handouts will be provided. Pre-registration required * Full-day and Half-day Workshops August 3, 2011 1:30-4:00pm Media Center Pre-registration required * Girls will be Girls, Boys will be Boys: Teaching to Gender Differences Mini-Workshops Tammy Worchester Recent scientific research is illuminatingEngaging the Disengaged: EnergizingAdolescent Learners the genetic differences between the Getting Started with Google Apps male and female brain. Based on theTodays students see more and more of a works of Michael Gurian and Leonard In this information-packed session, par-disconnect between school environ- Sax, this workshop presents the differ- ticipants will learn how to use basicments and the outside world. Recent re- ences in male and female brain devel- Google Applications in the classroom.search clearly identifies six environmental opment that affect behavior and learn- To get the most out of this session bringstimuli that get the brains attention-- ing. Teachers will come to understand your laptop and be prepared to playstimuli that are inherent in most pieces of that most school practices reinforce how with the applications presented.technology. Yet teachers rarely employ girls learn rather than boys; conse- (Laptops Recommended)these elements in their teaching to in- quently, boys make up the majority of August 3, 2011crease student engagement. This highly our behavior problems, failures, and 9:40 - 12:10pminteractive workshop will model a num- drop outs. Practical, hands-on literacy 8/3-4/11 Gymber of brain-based literacy strategies strategies will be presented that promote Pre-registration required *that utilize all six stimuli and consequently instruction specifically for males, for fe-get students involved in learning. Teach- males, and for both sexes. Detaileders will learn strategies to help students handouts will be provided Google Spreadsheets and Formspreview texts, take notes, comprehend August 4, 2011while reading, and summarize what they 1:30-4:00pm Participants will learn how to create ahave read. Come prepared to be in- Media Center basic Google Form; see some advancedspired and have fun. Detailed handouts Pre-registration required * options for forms (including multi-page forms with logic-branching); explore Page 7
  7. 7. ways to make the form available to oth- August 4, 2011 successful in their lives. Often 21st cen- ers; see how to analyze the data col- 1:30 - 4:00pm tury Skills are thought of as just technol- lected; learn how to add formulas to Gym ogy skills, but this session will help teach- create self-checking quizzes; and dis- Pre-registration required * ers identify and use all of the 21st century cover some creative ways to use Google skills and themes throughout their instruc- Mini-Workshop8/3-4/11 forms in the classroom. (Laptops Recom- tion. (Laptops Recommended) mended) S A S C u r r ic u l u m August 3 and 4, 2011 August 3, 2011 Pathways 1:30-4:00pm 1:30 - 4:00pm SAS Curriculum Pathways Cheryl Fuller Gym The NEW SAS Curriculum Pathways has Room 304 Pre-registration required * award-winning, standards-based re- . K-12 sources for grades 6-12‚ a user-drivenHalf-day Workshops search feature, and an updated look. Mini-workshop Getting Started with Google Apps - Attend this session to investigate how EC Department Beginner SAS Curriculum Pathways can help you FBAs, BIPs, and Behavior Goals A La achieve academic goals by providing Mode See previous description. (Laptops Rec- resources built the way people learn, Students who present challenging be- ommended) addressing higher-order learning objec- haviors may need Functional Behavior August 4, 2011 tives, enabling differentiated instruction, Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Inter- 9:40 - 12:10pm and integrating 21st-century skills with vention Plans (BIPs) developed either in Gym core subjects. (Laptops Recommended the SSMT or IEP process. Participants will Pre-registration required * – visit www.SAScurriculumpathways.com learn how to develop Functional Behav- to set up your free online account) ior Assessments that link to Behavior Inter- August 3, 2011 vention Plans and the behavior goals Computer Activities for Little Folks that are part of IEPs. 9:40-12:10pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm Computer activities to enhance your K–2 Room 712 August 3, 2011 classroom. Enliven, enhance, and up- Stephanie Austin, date your lessons by integrating the re- Mini-workshop Jennifer Phelps, Toni Troxler, sources and tools found on the Internet Cheryl Fuller Daphne Wall & Janet Winn and on the classroom computer. This ses- 9:40-12:10pm sion is full of fascinating ideas and re- 21st Century Skills Room 605 sources that will inspire both teachers 21st century Skills are woven throughout K-12 and students. (Laptops Recommended) the entire evaluation instrument and are the skills our students must have to be Page 8 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  8. 8. Conference Sessions It’s Personal: Creating Unique, Per-Concur rent Sessions sonalized Lessons Using ActivInspire Effectively Engaging Students with the Classroom Performance SystemAugust 3, 2011 “Some students seem naturally enthusi- astic about learning, but many need-or See how the Classroom Performance9:40-10:50am expect-their instructors to inspire, chal- System can be effectively used to en- Concurrent Sessions lenge, and stimulate them” (Ericksen, gage students. Learn the difference be-1:1 in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks 1978). Learning can easily become tween the IR and RF systems and whichTeachers that have been using laptops more stimulating and meaningful to one best suits your classroom. Lots ofin their classrooms for two years will offer students by simply personalizing lessons. hands-on experience.suggestions on how to create inquiry, use This session examines how to personal- Bob Gahaganthe technology appropriately, and how ize lessons using ActivInspire tools, 9:40-10:50to help students make the most of 21st video, audio, images and even ava- Room 700century tools. (Laptops Recommended) tars. It’s amazing how these little Grades: 6-12 Jared Williams touches can make such a big differ- 9:40-10:50am ence! (Laptops Recommended) No Library is an Island: Promoting Lit- Room 604 Leslie Lowe eracy through Collaboration Grades: 6-12 Promethean Representative Looking for help with lesson planning? 8/3/11 9:40-10:50am Join us as we explore an underutilizedGrant Writing Room 601 resource in your school - your school li-In this time of reduced budgets, you can Grades: K-12 brarian. A school librarian and teachersstill get the materials that you need and will share their experiences of how col-want for your program from grant laboration and technology took theirsources. This session will cover grants that 9:40-10:50 a.m. instruction to the next level. Topics in-are within reach for a single teacher or a clude but are not limited to: Skype, Drop-small grant writing team. box and book clubs. Christine Johnson Allison Wright, Debra Stowe, 9:40-10:50am & Sally Challender Room 704 9:40-10:50am Grades: K-12 Room 714 Grades: 6-8 Page 9
  9. 9. The ActivBoard in the Art Classroom Practical Stress Management for This session will cover flip charts that are Educators prepared for you that you may use on Each individual has life stressors associ- the Active Board with your Art I students. ated with home and work. Explore and The flip charts include SCS, Objectives,9:40-10:50 a.m. prioritize for changes in your life. Make a EQs, vocabulary, graphic organizers, plan for your upcoming year to help your- study questions and interactive activities self reduce common stressors and in- for each lesson in the textbook. There crease your enjoyment and satisfaction of are pictures to illustrate the answers to the coming year! questions and vocabulary. If you bring a Gabe Cazell flash key you may copy the flipcharts. 9:40-10:50am (Participants may want to bring a blank Room 713 flash key to save shared documents.) Grades: K-12 Teresa Nickens8/3/11 9:40-10:50am Room 707 Review of the Teaching Standards Grades:: 9-12 This session will highlight the important as- pects of each of the five teaching stan- dards. Participants will clearly understand Using Career Cruising in the High what it means to be teaching at a devel-Concurrent Sessions School oping level, proficient level, accomplished Career Crusing in the High Schools is a level or distinguished level. Teachers will web based career guidance tool that review and understand the evaluation offers a wide variety of information for process as a tool to help strengthen their students (9-12) and teachers. Learn how teaching skills. to implement this software in your class- Cheryl Fuller room. (Laptops Recommended) 9:40-10:50am Jim Carroll, Rachel Williamson Room 304 9:40-10:50am Grades: K-12 Room 702 Grades:: 9-12 Page 10 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  10. 10. Conference Sessions Effectively Engaging Students with focus on lessons. This session will exploreConcur rent Sessions a variety of focusing techniques made the Classroom Performance SystemAugust 3, 2011 See how the Classroom Performance possible with Promethean’s ActivInspire software. These techniques include us-11:00-12:10pm System can be effectively used to en- ing the revealer tool, the spotlight tool, Concurrent Sessions gage students. Learn the difference be- tween the IR and RF systems and which actions, magic boxes and so muchCastle Learning one best suits your classroom. Lots of more!Master the 1) creation of personal con- Promethean Representative hands-on experience. 11:00-12:10pmtent sets, 2) creation of assignments Bob Gahagan Room 601based on these sets, and 3) retrieving 11:00-12:10pm Grades: Pre-K-12and reading reports in this Level II train- Room 700ing on Castle Learning. Grades: 6-12 The Round Table - Book Talks Jim Abraham Literature circles are a student-directed, 11:00-12:10pm Keeping Our Kids in School discussion-based, interactive strategy to Room 806 We will make an effort to provide tools to Grades: 3-12 teach literature. Literature circles pos- help students make the choice to make sess many benefits that improve other 8/3/11 school an important part of their life -Jungle Expedition 2011 subjects as well. Book clubs/literature cir- leading them to stay in school and notTrouble navigating the technology jun- cles create positive attitudes toward drop out. We will also explore ways togle? This session will provide you with learning, provide a deeper understand- detect early potential offenders as wellgreat web based tools in your classroom. ing of the material, and allow interaction as ways to transition these students asBring your expedition gear and get with others. they move from elementary to middle 11:00-12:10 p.m. Elizabeth Joyce, Joey Nelsonready to find amazing tools and sites in school to high school to maintain perma- 11:00-12:10pmthe jungle! nent guidance. Room 800 Sarah Cardwell Keith Nance Grades: 3-12 11:00-12:10pm 11:00-12:10pm Room 711 Room 708 Grades: K-12 Grades: 3-12 Review of the Teaching Standards This session will highlight the important aspects of each of the five teaching Let’s Focus: Exploring Focusing Tech- standards. Participants will clearly under- niques in ActivInspire stand what it means to be teaching at a It is often a challenge to maintain stu- developing level, proficient level, ac- dents’ attention and to get students to Page 11
  11. 11. Concur rent Sessions complished level or distinguished level. Teachers will review and understand the students (6-8) and teachers. Learn August 3, 2011 how to implement this software in 1:30-2:40pm evaluation process as a tool to help strengthen their teaching skills. your classroom.11:00-12:10 p.m Cheryl Fuller Jim Carroll & Rachel William- son Basic Sign Language for the Class- 11:00-12:10pm Room 304 11:00-12:10pm room Teacher Grades: K-12 Room 604 Teachers will learn basic sign language in Grades: 6-8 order to facilitate communication with The Leader In Me - Character Devel- deaf and hard of hearing students as Wiki Pals well as nonverbal or low functioning stu- . opment for 21st Century Leaders Teachers will create a PBworks site. dents. Emphasis will be placed on func- By teaching and modeling The 7 Habits They will learn how a wiki site can fa- tional vocabulary and phrases to use in of Highly Effective People developed by cilitate 21st century learning. By the the classroom setting. Stephen Covey, The Leader In Me trans-8/3/11 end of the session teachers will know Angie Harte &Beth Ussery forms school culture by promoting an how to add students and assign- 1:30-2:40pm atmosphere of caring and competence. Room 714 ments. Student confidence and self-esteem im- Grades: PreK-12 Katie Singleton prove as they learn proven leadership 11:00-12:10pm skills, including effective communication, Room 706 Energy - Examining Fuel Sources to mutual respect, time management andConcurrent Sessions Grades: 6-12 Promote Sustainability others. This session will enlighten teachers to sev- Charity Bumpass, Tameka Goods, Karen Hudson, & Cindy Shirley eral lessons as they actually get to go 11-12:10pm through each lesson. The focus is on stu- Room 703 dents becoming educated consumers Grades: PreK-12 about the types of non-renewable and renewable energy sources. Technology Using Career Cruising in the Middle and collaborative grouping is also incor- School porated into the lessons. Kimberley Thompson-Hairston Career Crusing in the Middle School is a Meagan Pillar web based career guidance tool that 1:30-2:40pm offers a wide variety of information for Room 600 Grades: 6-12 Page 12 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  12. 12. Conference Sessions Pump up your PowerPoint: Prome- Teacher Evaluation: You Can Be Dis-The Document Camera in Action in thean ActivOffice Provides Interactiv- tinguished in Standard Vthe 21st Century Classroom ity for PowerPoint Users After a brief discussion of the TeacherTake a moment to think about how you Promethean ActivOffice incorporates Evaluation Standard 5 "teachers reflectmight use a document camera in the the collaborative features of ActivInspire on their practice, " specific examples of Concurrent Sessionsclassroom. Can you think of a dozen within Microsoft® PowerPoint® to create teacher actions and artifacts that dem-ways? Two dozen? Whatever the aca- engaging, interactive presentations and onstrate high levels of performance indemic subject or student access to the full range of Promethean the three areas will be provided. Discus-demographic, there are innumerable Learner Response System (LRS) devices. sion of teacher experiences related toways to creatively use your equipment Come learn how to add notes directly to this standard will end the session.(whether you are a novice or a pro) to a presentation and save them for later, Dr. Lewis Johnsonadd dynamic elements to your teaching, register LRS devices and conduct real- 1:30-2:40pm Room 700streamline lesson prep, and reach your time assessments directly within Power- Grades: PreK-12students more effectively. Point. Transform students from passive Eddy Boyette listeners to engaged participants! 1:30-2:40pm Promethean Representative Room 708 1:30-2:40pm 8/3/11 k-12 601 PreK-12Jungle Expedition 2011Trouble navigating the technology jun- SLAM! - The Art of the Spoken Wordgle? This session will provide you with Join us as we share our experiences with 1:30-2:40 p.m.great web based tools in your classroom. our school-wide poetry slams. Find outBring your expedition gear and get about poetry slams, generating an inter-ready to find amazing tools and sites in est in poetry, and how to start a poetrythe jungle! slam in your school. Sarah Cardwell Donna Cook & Allison Wright 1:30-2:40pm 1:30-2:40pm Room 711 Room 705 Grades: PreK-12 Grades: 6-8 Page 13
  13. 13. The Takeover: Hip-Hop Music in the teachers will know how to add students Energy - Examining Fuel Sources to Classroom and assignments. Katie Singleton Promote Sustainability Hip-hop music and culture is everywhere. 1:30-2:40pm This session will enlighten teachers to sev- It affects our students in many different2:50-400 p.m. Room 706 eral lessons as they actually get to go ways. In this session, you will learn all these Grades: 6-12 through each lesson. The focus is on stu- affects plus much, much more. dents becoming educated consumers Michael Marshall about the types of non-renewable and 1:30-2:40pm Room 702 renewable energy sources. Technology Grades: 3-12 and collaborative grouping is also incor- porated into the lessons. Pack Your Bags Kimberley Thompson-Hairston Meagan Pillar Explore the world without having to leave8/3/11 2:50-4:00pm your classroom! Participants will learn Room 600 about the importance of virtual field trips to Grades: 6-12 enhance student learning and participa- tion. This session will show how to create a The Document Camera in Action in virtual field trip in the classroom. Virtual field Concur rent Sessions the 21st Century ClassroomConcurrent Sessions trips merge a variety of resources and skills. Take a moment to think about how you Laptop, flash key (or some type of stor- August 3, 2011 might use a document camera in the age), Google Earth downloaded on lap- 2:50-4:00pm classroom. Can you think of a dozen top needed to participate in session. ways? Two dozen? Whatever the aca- Laura Rodriguez & Elizabeth Joyce demic subject or student 1:30-2:40pm Math In Motion demographic, there are innumerable Room 800 In this session participants will be pro- ways to creatively use your equipment Grades: 3-12 vided with creative activities that en- (whether you are a novice or a pro) to gage students in learning math con- add dynamic elements to your teaching, Wiki Pals cepts and puts them into motion. streamline lesson prep, and reach your Teachers will create a PBworks site. They Chrystal Thomas, Jennifer Adams students more effectively. will learn how a wiki site can facilitate 21st 2:50-4:00pm Eddy Boyette century learning. By the end of the session Room 302 2:50 -4:00pm Grades: 6-8 Room 708 k-12 Page 14 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  14. 14. Conference SessionsEducate and Elevate: Taking Forma- Chasing the Elusive PBL, acrosstive Assessment to the Next Level the Curriculum!(ActiVotes/ActivExpression) Using nonfiction books, technology,Explore how to create opportunities for and project based learning to en- Concurrent Sessionsformative assessment in any classroom gage students in all content areas.using Activotes and/or ActivExpression. Incorporating science, mathematics, Engaging Students Through Feed- blogging, collaborative groups, digi- back on Their PerformanceAttendees will learn how to use the new Formative assessment is not only valu-Question Manager, create Self-Paced tal learning, reading, Social Studies – able to teachers but also to students.Assessments, and so much more. When Each lesson is layered to build a final Learn how teaching students to be-used properly, these formative assess- project while following the NCSCOS. come aware of their own performancement opportunities are sure to make an Laura Collins, Bambie Evans can lead them to become strategicimpact on student achievement! 2:50-4:00pm learners. Information about how meta- Room 605 cognitive self-awareness is critical to Promethean Representative Grades: 6-12 become a great student will be a fo- 2:50-4:00pm cal point of this presentation. Room 601 Dr. Lewis Johnson Grades K-12 EC Compliance Hodgepodge 2:50-4:00pm 8/3/11 This session will present a hodge- Room 700Engaging Students Through Feed- podge of compliance complexities Grades: 3-12back on Their Performance which surround the EC paperworkFormative assessment is not only valu- arena. Compliance deficit trends as 1:1 in the Classroom: Tips andable to teachers but also to students. well as common compliance ques- TricksLearn how teaching students to become tions from EC staff will be explored. Teachers that have been using laptops 2:50-400 p.m.aware of their own performance can Guidance will be offered on how to in their classrooms for two years will of-lead them to become strategic learners.Information about how metacognitive best address the compliance issues fer suggestions on how to create in-self-awareness is critical to become a presented. quiry, use the technology appropri-great student will be a focal point of this Rhonda Brown & Daphne Wall ately, and how to help students makepresentation. 2:50-4:00pm Dr. Lewis Johnson the most of 21st century tools. Room 703 2:50-4:00pm Jared Williams Grades: PreK-12 Room 700 2:50-4:00pm Grades: 3-12 Room 604 Grades: 9-12 Page 15
  15. 15. need and want for your program from Lights, Camera, Action PBIS. This workshop will focus on build- grant sources. This session will cover grants Digital storytelling is the practice of using ing positive relationships in the class- that are within reach for a single teacher room, creating supportive environ- or a small grant writing team. computer-based tools to tell stories. Most ments, and teaching strategies to Christine Johnson digital stories focus on a specific topic help promote healthy social and 9:40-10:50am and contain a particular point of view.2:50-4:00 p.m. emotional development in children in Room 704 These stories will contain some mixture of your classroom. This workshop will be Grades: K-12 computer-based images, text, recorded beneficial to preschool teachers, kin- dergarten teachers and EC teachers. audio narration, video clips and/or mu- Multiplication March Madness Julie Matejko, Beth Ussery sic. 9:40-10:50am This session would provide information Elizabeth Joyce, Laura Rodriguez about how to get students to become Room 706 & Sarah Hendrix proficient at multiplication facts in a fun Grades: Pre K-2 2:50-4:00pm and competitive way. Central has had Room 800 this competition for two years now and this Get in “Shape” with ActivInspire: year we organized a "zonal" tournament. Grades: 3-12 20 Ways to Use the Shape Tool8/3/11 It is truly amazing how well the students ActivInspire’s shape tool offers a vari- learn their facts when the competition ety of ways to enhance instruction there. and save time when it comes to flip- Cher DeLapp & chart creation. This session will take a Kristen Harrington closer look at the shape tool by ex- 9:40-10:50am amining 20 ways in which the shape Room 302Concurrent Sessions tool can be used in the ActivClass- Grades: 3-5 room. These tips and tricks include ideas for math instruction, flipchart design, graphic organizer creation, Practical Stress Management for Edu- labeling, and so much more. You’ll cators Concur rent Sessions be amazed how easy it is to get in Each individual has life stressors associated with home and work. Explore and prioritize August 4, 2011 “shape” with ActivInspire! for changes in your life. Make a plan for Promethean Representative 9:40:10:50am 9:40-10:50am your upcoming year to help yourself re- Room 601 duce common stressors and increase your Grades: Pre K-12 enjoyment and satisfaction of the coming year! CSEFEL: Positive Behavior Support in Gabe Cazell the Early Years for Preschool and Kin- Grant Writing 9:40-10:50am dergarten In this time of reduced budgets, you Room 713 CSEFEL is the early childhood piece of can still get the materials that you Grades: K-12 Page 16 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  16. 16. Conference SessionsReview of the Teaching Standards ing students. Furthermore, teachers will Concur rent SessionsThis session will highlight the important look at Prezi and Storybird - and discussaspects of each of the five teaching how these programs enhance classroom August 4, 2011standards. Participants will clearly un- lessons.derstand what it means to be teaching Amy Wilson 11:00:12:10pm Concurrent Sessionsat a developing level, proficient level, 9:40-10:50amaccomplished level or distinguished Room 802level. Teachers will review and under- Grades: K-5 ActivInspire’s Top 10 Liststand the evaluation process as a tool David Letterman is not the only one withto help strengthen their teaching skills. a Top 10 List! We asked around and Cheryl Fuller Using Voicethread and Website De- compiled a list of ActivInspire’s top 10 9:40-10:50am tools that are sure to make flipchart crea- velopment to Engage Elementary Stu- Room 304 tion easier and lessons more engaging. dents in Literacy and Social Studies Grades: K-12 Whether you are new to ActivInspire or In this interactive presentation, the pre- senter and teachers will explore and dis- have been using the software for years,Student Self Assessment in the Mu- cuss sample “Voice Thread” documenta- you’re sure to learn something new!sic Classroom ries of field trips in the surrounding area. Promethean RepresentativeThis session will show teachers how to Voice Thread is one of the top free 11:00-12:10pmuse student self assessment in the class- Room 601 8/4/11 teaching and learning websites for 2009room to empower their musical learn- according to the American Association Grades: Pre K-12ing. of School Librarians. Voice Thread is easy Jonathan R. Drye to use and because it serves as an au- Building Literacy with Online Tools 9:40-10:50am thentic audience increases student moti- Literacy is not only reading and writing, Room 801 vation for learning. The sample Voice but also thinking and creating. We will Grades: K-5 Threads can be models for classrooms explore various online tools and resources 11:00-12:10 p.m. that want to create their own or they can that you can use to address various liter- serve as “virtual” field trips for students. acy skills as well as creative and criticalTechnology in the Elementary Dr. Jennifer Mangrum, thinking skills.Classroom: Virtual Book Club, Story Ms. Doris Kroiss & Ms. Leigh Vail Melissa EdwardsBird, and Prezi 9:40-10:50am 11:00-12:10pmIn this session, participants will view the Room 803 Room 705on-line book club blogs by K-2 students Grades: K-5 Grades: K-5and learn how to set up their ownblog/wiki. Participants will also getfeedback on what worked successfully Creating and Maintaining Your Wikiand will be tweaked for the summer This session will provide information onbook club group. They will also hear how to easily set up and maintain yourfirst-hand how technology engaged, personal classroom wiki site. It will alsoenhanced and motivated participat- Page 17
  17. 17. year. Keeping Our Kids in School Jamie Hunt & Laura Southard explore how to use this site as a class- We will make an effort to provide 11:00-12:10pm room tool. tools to help students make the Jonathan R. Drye Room 707 choice to make school an important Grades: K-2 11:00-12:10pm part of their life - leading them to stay11:00-12:10 a.m. Room 801 in school and not drop out. We will Grades: Pre K-12 also explore ways to detect early po- The Leader in Me - Character Devel- tential offenders as well as ways to opment for 21st Century Leaders Guided Reading-Helping Our Read- transition these students as they By teaching and modeling The 7 Habits move from elementary to middle of Highly Effective People developed by ers Grow through Direct Instruction school to high school to maintain per- Stephen Covey, The Leader In Me trans- Increase your skills on how to provide manent guidance. forms school culture by promoting an consistent and direct instruction through Keith Nance atmosphere of caring and competence. leveled small groups. Understand the use 11:00-12:10pm Student confidence and self-esteem im- of a consistent model for the before the Room 708 prove as they learn proven leadership read, during the read, and after the skills, including effective communication, read. This process is based on Fountas & Grades: 3-12 mutual respect, time management and8/4/11 Pinnells work. Laughing, Learning, and Loving others. The 7 Habits lay the foundation Karen Hester, Jessica Clark,, & Al- Math for success by teaching skills that will lison Turner Learn how to develop hands-on, serve students at school and throughout 11:00-12:10pm foundational math activities for math their lives. Room 709 centers. Charity Bumpass, Tameka Goods, Grades: K-5 Alyssa Slater & Mary Doggett Karen Hudson, & Cindy ShirleyConcurrent Sessions 11:00-12:10pm 11:00-12:10pm Room 706 Room 703 Grades: K-12 Grades: Pre K-12 Review of the Teaching Standards Launching and Maintaining Liter- This session will highlight the important acy Workstations aspects of each of the five teaching Using Debbie Dillers book, Literacy standards. Participants will clearly under- Work Stations, participants will learn stand what it means to be teaching at a the materials and management developing level, proficient level, ac- needed in launching literacy work complished level or distinguished level. stations. Participants will also learn Teachers will review and understand the how to differentiate and maintain evaluation process as a tool to help their work stations throughout the strengthen their teaching skills. Page 18 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference
  18. 18. Conference Sessions Cheryl Fuller Differentiating Instruction Differently 11:00-12:10pm the classroom setting. Participants will explore web based tools Angie Harte & Beth Ussery Room 304 that will enable classroom teachers to 1:30-2:40pm effectively teach students with individual- Grades: K-12 Rooms 714 ized needs while in a regular classroom Grades: Pre K -12 setting. Teachers will address the variety Concurrent SessionsPack Your Bags of learning styles, interests, and abilities found within a classroom and use re-Explore the world without having to search based instructional strategies toleave your classroom! Participants will increase success in all content areas.learn about the importance of virtual Gini Cardwell & Suzanne Masseyfield trips to enhance student learning 1:30-2:40pmand participation. This session will showhow to create a virtual field trip in the Room 302classroom. Virtual field trips merge a vari- Grades: K-5ety of resources and skills. Elizabeth Joyce & Educate and Elevate: Taking Forma- Laura Rodriguez The Document Camera in Action tive Assessment to the Next Level 11:00-12:10pm in the 21st Century Classroom (ActiVotes/ActivExpression) Room 800 Take a moment to think about how Explore how to create opportunities for 8/4/11 Grades: 3-5 you might use a document camera in formative assessment in any classroom using Activotes and/or ActivExpression. the classroom. Can you think of a Attendees will learn how to use the new dozen ways? Two dozen? WhateverConcur rent Sessions Question Manager, create Self-Paced the academic subject or student Assessments, and so much more. WhenAugust 4, 2011 demographic, there are innumerable used properly, these formative assess- 1:30-2:40 p.m. ways to creatively use your equip- ment opportunities are sure to make an1:30-2:40pm impact on student achievement! ment (whether you are a novice or a Promethean Representative pro) to add dynamic elements to 1:30-2:40pm your teaching, streamline lesson prep, Room 601Basic Sign Language for the Class-room Teacher and reach your students more effec- Grades: Pre K-12Teachers will learn basic sign language tively.in order to facilitate communication with Eddy Boyette Guided Reading-Helping Our Read-deaf and hard of hearing students as 1:30-2:40pm ers Grow through Direct Instructionwell as nonverbal or low functioning stu- Room 708 Increase your skills on how to providedents. Emphasis will be placed on func- k-12 consistent and direct instruction throughtional vocabulary and phrases to use in Page 19
  19. 19. leveled small groups. Understand the Teacher Evaluation: You Can Be Dis- use of a consistent model for the before tinguished in Standard V the read, during the read, and after the After a brief discussion of the Teacher read. This process is based on Fountas & Evaluation Standard 5 "teachers reflect Pinnells work. on their practice,” specific examples of Karen Hester, Jessica Clark, & teacher actions and artifacts that dem-2:50-4:00 p.m. Allison Turner onstrate high levels of performance in 1:30-2:40pm the three areas will be provided. Discus- Room 709 sion of teacher experiences related to Science Notebooks: Tools for In- this standard will end the session. Grades: K-5 creasing Elementary Achievement Dr. Lewis Johnson This session will explore the use of sci- 1:30-2:40pm ence notebooks in the K-5 classroom to Room 700 Handwriting Without Tears not only extend and assess science un- Grades: Pre K-12 Handwriting Without Tears is a writing derstanding but also promote achieve- program that helps children of all devel- ment in the areas of writing and math. opmental levels learn to write. This pro- Use of the notebooks will center around8/4/11 gram covers PreK through 5th grade and authentic tasks such as collaborating, teaches children the proper hand grip, researching, analyzing, and evaluating. posture, and letter formation. Participants will begin a sample student Tina Ashley & Nina Brown notebook to take back to begin their 1:30-2:40pm 2011-2012 science instruction. Room 604 Scottie PennConcurrent Sessions Grade: Pre K 1:30-2:40pm Room 710 Grades: K-5 Jungle Expedition 2011 Trouble navigating the technology jun- The Takeover: Hip-hop Music in the gle? This session will provide you with Classroom great web based tools in your classroom. Hip-hop music and culture is every- Bring your expedition gear and get where. It affects our students in many ready to find amazing tools and sites in different ways. In this session, you will the jungle! learn all these affects plus much, much Sarah Cardwell more. 1:30-2:40pm Michael Marshall Room 711 1:30-2:40pm Grades: Pre K-12 Room 702 Grades: 3-12 Page 20 RCS 2011 Educators’ Conference

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