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Wednesday, July 24
 

8:30am

Better Than Carrots or Sticks - Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management
Day 1 Opening Keynote with Dominique Smith

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
RHS Auditorium 1250 W. Belt Line Road

10:00am

CogAT Ability Profiles: What They Mean and How to Use Them
Limited Capacity full

In this session, you will learn how to access CogAT scores for your students, and then analyze them to make informed and responsive instructional adjustments for them. Explore what these scores mean and how to use them to make data-driven instructional adjustments specific to each student.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Patel

Jasmine Patel

Advanced Learning Specialist - Central Support, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D251

10:00am

Depth and Complexity:Upping Your Inquiry Game for Student Mastery
Limited Capacity full

PLC Question 4 is often difficult to answer either because of time or a need for resources.  The newest Advanced Learning Specialist will walk participants through the Depth & Complexity Icons and how to use the to take their Q4 and Inquiry game to a whole other level.
 


Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D270

10:00am

From Personality Profiles to Classroom Success
Limited Capacity full

The most useful data for building class culture is knowing your students’ personality profiles. This information is essential for increasing motivation, anticipating challenges, overcoming objections, and assigning groups. But the most important benefit: it establishes that ALL types of students bring value to the classroom. Utilizing the research in Four People You Should Know by Stu Schlackman, this session provides resources necessary to add this element to your classroom management immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Stampe

Kenneth Stampe

Teacher, Richardson High School
I just finished my 7th year in the classroom teaching English Language Arts. Prior to entering the profession, I worked for 20 years in the corporate world, 15 of which were in banking and finance. I utilize the knowledge and techniques learned by managing successful teams in the... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D252

10:00am

Work Smarter Not Harder
Limited Capacity full

"How do I leave work at work? I'm a teacher!" Ever heard yourself say that before? As teachers, we often feel like it's impossible to teach a full day of content, grade assignemtns, communicate with parents and coworkers, complete paperwork, and finish it all before leaving school at a decent hour or without taking any work home to finish later. In this breakout session we will discuss and share strategies you can incporate in your daily routines and classroom management that will help you create sustainable working habits and avoid burnout in a profession that you love.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D253

10:00am

Power of Peer Observations
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will review a few different methods of peer observations and how to implement them to enhance one's teaching instruction/strategies.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D254

10:00am

Anchor Charts are More Than Just Pretty Posters!
Limited Capacity full

“Anchor charts” is a common phrase used by educators. Oftentimes, educators make attractive posters to compliment student learning that aren’t in fact “anchor charts.” In this session, attendees will learn the differences between the two.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D263

10:00am

Gamification with Technology
Limited Capacity full

Want to increase student engagement using technology? In this session you will learn how to use Quizlet Live, Gimkit, and Quizizz to create games that students will beg you to play!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall

5th Grade Teacher, Richardson ISD
I'm a 5th grade science and social studies teacher at Northwood Hills Elementary.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D262

10:00am

GIFs as Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity full

GIFs are fun to watch and send to your friends, but they can also be excellent assessment pieces that your students will LOVE to make. Get YOUR students creating their own educational GIFs to show what they know. Perfect for catching misconceptions or incomplete understandings, these GIF creations allow you to see exactly where each student is at in their understanding of a topic.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Theresa Andrews

Mary Theresa Andrews

Teacher, Christa McAuliffe Learning Center
Secondary Science Teacher


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D273

10:00am

10:00am

iWork with iPads
Limited Capacity full

Think beyond traditional uses of Apple's native apps Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and Clips and explore how they can be used to create artifacts of learning. We will focus on student use of these tools as options for performance assessments, projects, journals, and daily work.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Cave

Morgan Cave

iTeam Lead, Richardson ISD
An Instructional Technology Specialist on the iTeam, I support campuses in the Berkner Learning Community. I am passionate about helping teachers design authentic and engaging learning experiences for students.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D260

10:00am

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page
Limited Capacity filling up

The process of reading aloud helps to support students’ listening comprehension skills as well as reinforce behaviors that readers would use when they are reading independently. This new Professional resource: The Ramped-Up Read Aloud by Maria Walther will help PK - 3 teachers take their Read Aloud to the next level! Get ready to be "ramped up" so you can spark a fire and help your students fall in love with reading!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D261

10:00am

Writing for Everyone - Making Writer's Workshop Fun
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to implement a fun and sustainable writer's workshop model in your kindergarten classroom that aligns with our new ELAR curriculum! This will include the first days of the workshop, goal setting, conferring with students, data collection, moving through the writing process, and publishing electronically.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D271

10:00am

10:00am

Keys to Effective Communication
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on how to effectively communicate for better relationships and productivity, as well as how to manage conflict.


Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B114

10:00am

Digital Badging with G Suite
Limited Capacity full

Use G Suite for Education tools to create an automated digital badging system to increase student engagement. This gamification strategy implements digital badges, points, and leaderboards allowing students to earn visual recognition for classroom and personal accomplishments. Examples will be shared, as well as tips and resources for creating original badging programs.

Speakers
avatar for Christa Harker

Christa Harker

Library & Information Technology Educator, RISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B117

10:00am

Interactive Word Walls for Middle School Classrooms 6-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to put your walls to work for you! Interactive word walls may resemble graphic organizers or data tables. They highlight connections between concepts and artifacts (realia) from inquiry based science activities while connecting scientific concepts and academic vocabulary. They strategically target vocabulary and include visual aids that illustrate word meanings to deepen understanding.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
A211

10:00am

Kagan Strategies: Cooperative Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be going over strategies on how to group students, types of group work, and strategies for working in groups to maximize student learning for all students.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B115

10:00am

Linking the G's to Instruction
Limited Capacity full

Offered to special education staff. Information on the G’s assessed in a learning disability. How each of these areas are linked to academics and can impact a student’s performance. Ways to target these areas and accommodations that will benefit the student with these weaknesses.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B110

10:00am

Questioning Strategies for the Secondary ELAR Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of three levels of questioning and six types of questions. Questioning strategies will be applied to a variety of ELAR content such as reading comprehension with poetry, inferencing with images, and writing evaluations.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
A210

10:00am

10:00am

Trauma Informed Care
Limited Capacity full

Statistics show that up to ½ of the students in your classroom have experienced some type of trauma or toxic stress. Understanding how trauma affects the brain is an important key to unlocking student potential. This session will cover the types of trauma students experience and provide you with the alternative strategies and skillsets to successfully support them in the classroom.  This session will be co-presented with Ali Guthmiller.  

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Behavior Support Teacher, RISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B109

10:00am

Coaching Feedback Practice Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

This practice lab is targeted towards coaches and specialists which would allow them to develop effective feedback strategies using a research-based protocol. In order to improve feedback, the session attendee will 1. Identify and implement strategies; 2. Develop and perfect in-the-moment modeling and practicing; and 3. Help teachers create bite-sized action steps that will impact their instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B105

10:00am

Make Data Work Through the Lens of the PLC
Limited Capacity seats available

What story does your data tell you? The ultimate goal for an effective PLC is to grow students and motivate teachers to see beyond the surface . Learn how to cultivate data conversations with teacher teams that help move instructional practices on your campus by showing your data who's BOSS. This session will provide campus administrators and IGT members with tools that can transform your PLC experience.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Area Academic Facilitator, RISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B200

10:00am

At-Bats: The I do, We do, You do
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore the lesson delivery framework. We will explore the components of a high quality learning objective and demonstration of learning. Using this information, we will determine how modeling, guided work, and independent work can best support student learning.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B202

10:00am

CODING to Support K-2 Writers and Storytellers
Limited Capacity full

There are many articles that describe the benefits of coding: creativity, problem solving, STEM, and critical thinking. Let's maximize those positives in our classrooms and allow coding to support our curriculum needs. This session is focused on integrating the app, Scratch Jr. to support K-2 writing.

We will look at real examples, dive into the app, talk anchor chart support, and best of all - you'll leave with varied writing templates to make your students Scratch Jr. stories come to life!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B201

10:00am

Common Sense Media: Engage Students & Enrich Learning With Technology
Limited Capacity full

Shawn Constable, Common Sense Media's Director of School Partnerships, will be on-site to help participants review a pedagogical approach to choosing technology, explore strategies for technology use, and search for the best tools using Common Sense Education's Ratings and Reviews.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Hernandez

Samantha Hernandez

Database Coordinator, Richardson ISD
Technology enthusiast, mother, organizer, volunteer, dancer, reader, fast-talker, lover of Flair pens.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B204

10:00am

Double Dipping
Limited Capacity filling up

Double Dipping is Encouraged! Explore Social Studies content through literature. Recognize the value of integrating ELAR and Social Studies for effective and engaging instruction while maximizing available instruction and planning time.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B203

10:00am

Grantwriting 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers who learn about a unique and innovative lesson, project or activity and want to implement it into their classroom are confronted with a choice: either ask administration for financial support or fund the activity out of their own pocket. This presentation provides a third option - to assist teachers in securing funds through grant writing - identifying grant opportunities and tips for writing a successful grant proposal. Teachers will develop a draft of a proposal for a future lesson.

Speakers
avatar for George Hademenos

George Hademenos

Physics Teacher, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B206

10:00am

10:00am

IXL- How to use to meet the 4 PLC Questions
Limited Capacity full

Learn how you can use IXL to positively impact student learning and achievement in your math class. Brentfield Elementary teachers Kim Remphrey, 5th grade Math teacher, and Elizabeth Alderman, Kindergarten teacher, will show you how IXL can help you address all 4 PLC questions effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Remphrey

Kim Remphrey

5th grade math teacher, Richardson ISD
I have been teaching for the past 24 years. 22 of these years have been in RISD. My teaching style is based on building communities within the classroom, cooperative learning, and differentiation of instruction. I enjoy trying new strategies and engaging technology in order to... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B207

10:00am

Surfing the Wakelet Wave
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about Wakelet a versatile tool for collaborating and collecting ideas. We will begin by creating accounts and move to all the ways students and educators can create with Wakelet.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Croupe

Lydia Croupe

iTeam Lead-Instructional Technology, Richardson Independent School District
2019-2020 is my 16th year in education. I left the classroom after 11 years of teaching the entire spectrum of high school ELAR. Currently, I am an iTeam Lead in Instructional Technology for Richardson ISD. This fall is my fifth year in this position. Other things I am proud of: G... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B208

10:00am

The DBQ Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn that the DBQ process encourages critical thinking, teaches students strong reading and communication skills and aids in closing racial and socio-economic gaps in student achievement. Teachers will gain insight into how the 6-Step Method of the DBQ process emphasizes analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary sources and guides students in creating a powerful DBQ essay by utilizing writing supports to promote strong, evidence-based writing across multiple disciplines


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B209

10:00am

Word Power: The Foundation for Reading and Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Vocabulary is an essential key to ensuring students’ comprehension and academic success. Come notice how implementation of authentic, research-based instruction woven throughout the reading and writing workshop grows vocabulary through multiple exposures with words and through analysis that extends throughout the four different vocabularies of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B211

10:00am

America To Me
Limited Capacity filling up

This unscripted documentary series presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago's Oak Park River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.  America to Me is a 10 part documentary, and we will view and engage with Episode 3:  Racialized Relationships in Families and Communities, which looks at the complexities of race, identity, privilege, and education through the eyes of a diverse group of young people.
 


Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G210

10:00am

Crucial Conversations: Race and Identity
Limited Capacity filling up

It is a fact that we have complex racial and cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences. This workshop provides an in-depth focus, reflection, and discussion on race and identity and how both directly impact pedagogy. classroom instruction, and student learning. This session is designed for participants to increase their capacity to engage in crucial conversations about race, identity, and bias-based thinking.  

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G218

10:00am

Culturally Responsive Teaching with the EL in Mind
Limited Capacity full

Meeting the needs of diverse learners is challenging but not impossible! As RISD student demographic continues to change and grow, learn how to be culturally responsive in your teaching methods to meet your students’ needs.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G209

10:00am

The Danger of a Single Story
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever wondered how stories can affect your world view? In this session we will examine the concept of the "single" story and the power of narratives have in shaping our perceptions of one another. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Executive Director of Recruitment, Mentoring & Retention, Richardson ISD
Sandra is an Executive Director in the Richardson Independent School District. In her current role she leads the new teacher mentor program, development, and recruitment. Sandra’s work stems from over 20 years in education as a teacher, specialist, curriculum writer, administrator... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G112

10:00am

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Social Studies to ELLs outlines educator Tina Beene's practical, in-depth approach to differentiation in the secondary social studies classroom. This resource offers specific examples of engaging accommodations for all language proficiency levels plus strategies that maximize content mastery while students acquire academic language. Participants will receive the book.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
G207

10:00am

AVID Day 1
This session is closed to GROW. This for a specific audience. 

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
G211

11:00am

Bringing Industry into the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Educators are often asked, "Why should I learn this?" When will I use this in real life? Nepris provides you with the tools and support needed to bring curriculum lessons to life, by virtually bringing industry experts into every classroom. Nepris helps engage and inspire your students through connections with diverse role models!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D251

11:00am

GoFormative: Formative Assessment=Student Growth
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you’ve never heard of this app or you have already dabbled in it, this session will empower you to increase your options for formative assessment and student feedback.  You’ll leave ready to jump right in yourself.


Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
G108

11:00am

ACEs and the Specials Teacher
Limited Capacity filling up

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how do they impact our students? What can we do in the specials classroom to help heal students who have experienced trauma? Strategies for teaching self-regulation will be covered as well as an overview of TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention). Attendees will learn that many of the things we do on a regular basis in art, music, and P.E. are already benefitting students who have experienced trauma. Attendees should bring technology for interactive participation.

Speakers
SG

Shana Gaines

K-6 Music Specialist, Richardson ISD
Shana currently teaches K-6 music at Mark Twain Elementary and Richardson Terrace Elementary in Richardson ISD where she has special interests in Orff and Kodaly, STEM integration, and TBRI strategies. Shana has previously served as a special education teacher in Richardson ISD, taught... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D252

11:00am

The Management Trajectory
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn how use of the Management Trajectory transformed CBE student engagement and on task behavior from 79% to 90%. Participants will learn about each component of the trajectory, observe it in action, and then have time to practice and receive feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Roxxy Griffin

Roxxy Griffin

Principal, Carolyn Bukhair Elementary
I'm entering my 2nd year as principal at CBE, 10th year as an administrator, and 16th year in RISD. I'm hoping to share some of the new learning and strategies we embraced during our first year as an ACE campus.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D253

11:00am

Coaching 101: How to utilize your Instructional Coach
Limited Capacity seats available

New to teaching? A veteran that wants to learn or grow with new strategies? Need some help facilitating or structuring a PLC? Turn to an Instructional Coach on your campus! Instructional coaches are a great asset that every school in RISD has! Want to know more? Come learn about the roles and responsibilities of an instructional coach and how they can be used to help you and your team reach your goals.

Speakers
avatar for Kylee Bradford

Kylee Bradford

Instructional Coach, Westwood JH


Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D254

11:00am

Engage Your Class with EdPuzzle
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how to utilize EdPuzzle to help you create an engaging blended classroom! In this course, learners will be exposed to EdPuzzle and taught how to transform any video into an interactive lesson. You will come away knowing how to strategically trim video clips, insert assessments into video clips, and track data while using EdPuzzle.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D263

11:00am

Interactive Projectors 101- Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This will be a basic training for campuses receiving projectors over the summer. We will cover software, connecting, using your iPad as a document camera. You will also leave with templates for interactive lessons.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D262

11:00am

11:00am

Mirror Mirror: Using Tech for Reflection
Limited Capacity full

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most reflective teacher of all? This session will explore ways to increase opportunities for reflection in your classroom using digital resources. Walk away with resources, templates, and ideas for your new school year.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hawkins

Lauren Hawkins

iTeam Lead - Instructional Technology
I taught mathematics from ESL to AP for 6 years in Richardson ISD. I'm beginning my 2nd year as an Instructional Technology Specialist. My favorite things include all forms of caffeine, reading geeky math books, and playing music.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D273

11:00am

Using Schoology for Assessments & Collaboration
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will learn how to set up your online classroom using Schoology. You will learn how to design assessments, create discussion boards, and embed content for student access.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall

5th Grade Teacher, Richardson ISD
I'm a 5th grade science and social studies teacher at Northwood Hills Elementary.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D260

11:00am

Child Find
Limited Capacity filling up

You may not have heard of the Child Find mandate. It is a legal requirement for schools and its employees to find children who have disabilities and need services. Child Find is part of a federal law called Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Child Find mandate gives schools an important legal responsibility. Understanding your responsibility can help ensure children get the services needed.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn White

Carolyn White

SSS Coordinator, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
D261

11:00am

Feeding and Swallowing with Special Populations
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about introductory information related to student safety during snack and meal times including: positioning and environment, signs and symptoms of aspiration, food textures, safe ways to encourage eating, and who to contact with concerns throughout the school year.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
D271

11:00am

11:00am

WICOR Carnival
Limited Capacity seats available

Student-led presentations of AVID and WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies that can be easily integrated into any classroom to enhance student engagement and success.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
D162

11:00am

Flexible Seating and Learning Spaces
Limited Capacity full

Outside the window of our classroom is a dynamic, fast-paced, world full of choices. Our students are evolving and so are our classrooms. We are a First grade and Fifth grade teachers, who have successfully implemented flexible seating. Each of us has implemented flexible seating in our own ways, we are both strong believers that it works. We are eager to share with other teachers the benefits of flexible seating and how rewarding it is to empower the students by giving them choice.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
D161

11:00am

Helping Students to Understand the Concept of Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

If you need some practical ideas to help your students understand the concept of fractions, common denominators and the need for them, as well as adding and subtracting fractions, then this is the session for you!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
D160

11:00am

STEM in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Have students running in to your classroom instead of coming in late!

This session includes meaningful conversations about the practical and realistic applications of STEM in the classroom. Applications and technology shown include examples from an RISD JH classroom but may be used for all grade levels.

We will discuss technology, culture, classroom management and lesson plans used with take home/immediate access to materials.

Presenter is a TI STEM Award Winner in RISD 2018-2019.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
D112

1:00pm

Design DI - Using CAP Activities for Process Differentiation
Limited Capacity full

Process differentiation involves adjusting the way students will interact with the learning material. CAP activities are appealing because they require a low level of teacher preparation, but they result in a high level of student engagement with learning that is personalized to the student's thinker type. Explore this easy to use strategy and leave with the tools to create your own CAP activities.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Patel

Jasmine Patel

Advanced Learning Specialist - Central Support, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D251

1:00pm

I Cannot Tell A Lie...I Need To Learn To Multiply
Limited Capacity full

It's a tough thing to admit, but we have students in 5th grade and beyond who still don't know their multiplication facts. The good news is that a calculator is in their future, the bad news is that it won't come soon enough to help them pass 5th, 6th, or even 7th grade STAAR. What can we do to help these kids, and our 3rd and 4th graders, get these facts down? Join us for this fun session as we explore this question and talk about what it takes to memorize these facts!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A209

1:00pm

Educator Self-Care: How YOUR Behavior Affects THEIRS
Limited Capacity filling up

As great educators, we are notorious for pouring most of our time and energy into our students. While this is admirable, we often neglect ourselves in the process. In this session, you will learn innovative ways that you can take better care of yourself, both mentally and physically, so that you can better meet the needs of your students.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D253

1:00pm

Building a Positive PLC Culture - The PLC Remodel
Limited Capacity filling up

Much like home improvement, your PLC might be due for a redesign, remodel or a total demolition.
Join Amanda Brantley and Heather Scott as they offer ideas and tools for remodeling your PLC. In this session, we will discuss how lesson design, analysis and teaching do not happen in silos. Participants will discuss, construct and connect as we determine how cultural responsiveness and collective efficacy can transform your PLC, your classroom, and your world.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D254

1:00pm

Designing Enrichment for MATH
Limited Capacity full

In this session, learn how to design enrichment activities in MATH to address PLC Question 4 (what if students already know it?) to extend the learning for your advanced students. Leave with step by step strategies that simplify the task for you. This will promote engagement and depth of learning for your math students.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D263
  • Non-duty Credit GT

1:00pm

Flip & Excel
Limited Capacity full

Our goal is to walk teachers though creating interactive resources using Flippity.net. Teachers will walk away with resources they can use the first day of school all the way to STAAR review. Teachers will learn how to make a upload a class roster and create an interactive wheel that can be used for student grouping and random name generator. We will break into stations where teachers can choose from making flippity scavenger hunt, flippity quiz show, flippity bingo, etc.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D262

1:00pm

Make Engaging Teaching Tools, Timers and More with Tech
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to make digital tools to help you become even more awesome, organized, and engaging. You will wonder how you lived without these digital helpers, and won’t ever look back!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D273

1:00pm

Secondary Classroom Management in a 1:1 Environment
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will walk away with classroom management tips and tricks as well as technology best practices to make their classrooms more efficient and engaging to support effective instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Camile Parker

Camile Parker

Social Studies Teacher, Richardson West Junior High Arts & Technology Magnet


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D272

1:00pm

The Rigor Trajectory and Instructional Alignment Checks
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about the Rigor Trajectory and how it is used as a tool to evaluate lesson alignment. This content is beneficial to teachers, coaches, and administrators in ensuring instructional is aligned to the rigor of the TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Roxxy Griffin

Roxxy Griffin

Principal, Carolyn Bukhair Elementary
I'm entering my 2nd year as principal at CBE, 10th year as an administrator, and 16th year in RISD. I'm hoping to share some of the new learning and strategies we embraced during our first year as an ACE campus.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D260

1:00pm

Wake...What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Wakelet allows you to organize resources, content, bookmark, & create collections. This session will focus on how educators can curate resources & develop collections to use as evidence of their PD, share with their PLN, & create collections of what their students are doing in the classroom & share with parents & the community. The 2nd half of the session will focus on how they can use Wakelet in the class as a way for students to curate their work & develop a portfolio.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Schnick

Meredith Schnick

Digital Coach


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D261

1:00pm

Restorative Practices through a Lens of Social and Emotional Learning
Limited Capacity full

Join our keynote speaker as he takes a deeper dive into the lens of SEL. 

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Media Center

1:00pm

All In Learning: Engage All Students ⚬ Act on the Data ⚬ Reach Every Kid
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Aiken, Forestridge, Skyview and Stults Road, this session is for you!
All In Learning is a daily tool used to monitor student progress by assessment and standard. With multiple data collection strategies, teachers can easily monitor and track student performance by capturing and analyzing student data in the moment.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B117

1:00pm

Feedback:The Breakfast of Champions
Limited Capacity full

Words are a powerful force. We use words in the form of appreciation, coaching,evaluation-all forms of feedback. Learn how feedback can be a G.I.F.T. in helping students and adults improve their performance. Review the difference between feedback and advice, and receive strategies for giving effective feedback.


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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A211

1:00pm

Pear Deck in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Take your Google Slides to the next level with Pear Deck! This Add-On allows teachers to create an interactive presentation that can be displayed on iPads and Chromebooks. Quickly deliver formative assessments without students even realizing they're doing work. Teachers can add multiple choice and written responses and display anonymous student answers within their presentation. Great for 2-12 in any subject, yes even math! Please bring your iPad and/or laptop.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B115

1:00pm

Put a Lock on It!
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How do you get students to do their work? SimpLe. Tell them it’s lOcked. Enter in...the Breakout HyperBoard. This next-level HyperDoc will give students the ultimate Fortnite-like experienCe as they arm themselves with knowledge while using clues and critical thinKing to solve paSscodes and breAk the “locks” on their classwoRk. AftEr all, getting students to do one activity let aLone four or five can sometimes be a battle. So, lock everything. Because, what kId doesn’t like opening sTuff?

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Eboni Udenze

7th grade ELA teacher


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B114

1:00pm

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Science Educator
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Looking for ways to close the achievement gap in your Science classroom? Are you looking for ideas on how to connect with reluctant learners? In this session, attendees will collaborate with peers on ways to enhance existing science classroom instruction to include cultural responsive practices for enhanced student achievement.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B110

1:00pm

Redefining Classroom Management Like a Pro
Limited Capacity full

Classroom management is key to any successful learning environment. A strong foundation of classroom management and leadership skills is essential to academic success and building positive relationships with your students. In this training, participants will discern between punishment & discipline, increase their understanding of logical consequences and how to utilize them in the classroom, and learn how to go from reacting to student behavior to developing classroom leadership skills.  This session will be co-presented with Ali Guthmiller.  

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Behavior Support Teacher, RISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A210

1:00pm

The Dangers of Smoking, E-cigs, & Vaping
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This session will give participants a new perspective on the risks associated with the use of inhaled tobacco and nicotine products as they experience a hands-on demonstration with both healthy and simulated smoker's lungs to help visualize the effects on the body. E-cigs and vaping are often touted as "safer" alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes, but are they? Learn more about these "trendy" devices that are gaining rapidly in popularity, especially among adolescents.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Haas

Jessica Haas

RN, Richardson ISD
I have been an RN for 22 years and recently completed my Masters in nursing education. I am passionate about advocating for the health needs of our students and increasing health literacy for all.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B111

1:00pm

1st Year Coaching Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious to learn more about your new role as a coach in RISD? Are you interested in pursuing a pathway towards leadership? Join us and hear from a team of first year coaches will share their thoughts, stories, suggestions, and ideas on how to thrive in your first year as a strong leader for your campus to make positive outcomes a reality for your campus.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B109

1:00pm

Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids
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Game Changer: A Book Dive
If you’re interested in ramping up student reading engagement and helping them make connections with books, then join us in this session where we explore Donalyn Miller’s and Colby Sharp's newly released book, Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids. We will highlight the power of book ownership and creating meaningful ways to unite students with books.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Boone

Judy Boone

Library and Information Technology Educator, Wallace Elementary


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B107

1:00pm

I'm a Google Girl in a Google World
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As a G Suite for Education district, we have a bunch of great tools available for creating and sharing. Let's explore everything from organizing our Drive to creating Hyperdocs to app smashing all within G Suite.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Croupe

Lydia Croupe

iTeam Lead-Instructional Technology, Richardson Independent School District
2019-2020 is my 16th year in education. I left the classroom after 11 years of teaching the entire spectrum of high school ELAR. Currently, I am an iTeam Lead in Instructional Technology for Richardson ISD. This fall is my fifth year in this position. Other things I am proud of: G... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B105

1:00pm

I've got the H.O.T.S for you: teaching Social Studies Beyond the Facts
Limited Capacity seats available

Process = Engagement + Thinking … that’s the power of process! Process standards are all about “how” we learn! The process standards are consistent across grade levels and content areas, highly correlate with overall performance on assessments, and help teachers differentiate for learners. Come explore how to use the process standards to go beyond basic-level thinking and promote student independence.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie Yarborough

Anne Marie Yarborough

Director of Social Studies
Richardson ISD



Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B200

1:00pm

Inquiry + Applets = Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

We will learn about the Inquiry Based Learning Model and discuss how thoughtful questioning and guided exploration and experimentation can inspire deep thinking in your math classroom. Then we will explore some applets from various websites that encourage authentic inquiry and active learning, including GeoGebra and Desmos. Lastly, we will find and/or edit applets and questions specific to our own students' needs.

Speakers
avatar for Tobi Brooks

Tobi Brooks

OnRamps Precalculus Instructor, Pearce HS, Richardson ISD
I am very passionate about making high school math relevant, engaging, and rigorous. About to start my 17th year of teaching, 4th in OnRamps PreCalculus. Chat me up about IBL (Inquiry Based Learning ) or how to make the math come alive through the use of technology.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B202

1:00pm

Making Note-taking an AVID Part of Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore ways to apply AVID’s focused note-taking process to increase student learning by understanding the link between student note-taking (BOTH PAPER AND DIGITAL) and the expected outcomes, ensuring that note-taking is a meaningful, integral part of the learning process with a variety of scenarios considering the deliberate instructional decisions involved in note-taking. Leading to learning outcomes, developing learning experiences, incorporating note-taking for student success and troubleshooting with others.  Bring your charged device!

Speakers
avatar for KATIE SHOWALTER

KATIE SHOWALTER

Leadership Director and AVID Co-Coordinator, WESTWOOD JR HIGH SCHOOL
I have been a teacher in RISD for 12 years, all of those at Westwood JH! I am the Leadership Magnet Program Director and the AVID Co-Coordinator for Westwood. I am a "double graduate" of Texas Tech University (Wreck 'Em!) with a Bachelor's in Advertising and a Master's in Special... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B201

1:00pm

News and Media Literacy From Common Sense Media: Building Critical Consumers and Creators
Limited Capacity seats available

Shawn Constable, Common Sense Media's Director of School Partnerships, will help participants look into how where we get our news can impact our perceptions; how we can use media as a tool and not something that uses us; and how we can support our school communities navigate a media-saturated world. Participants will take a dive into some of the latest research on how fake news may fool our students, or even us, and explore four tips to promote a foundation of news and media literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Hernandez

Samantha Hernandez

Database Coordinator, Richardson ISD
Technology enthusiast, mother, organizer, volunteer, dancer, reader, fast-talker, lover of Flair pens.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B204

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Putting Class in a Blender: Online Courses through Schoology
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes an online course effective? Join this session to learn about how to create an engaging, online course through Schoology. Learn about best practices, gain some tech tutorials and resources, and walk away with a practice Course as a reference for later.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hawkins

Lauren Hawkins

iTeam Lead - Instructional Technology
I taught mathematics from ESL to AP for 6 years in Richardson ISD. I'm beginning my 2nd year as an Instructional Technology Specialist. My favorite things include all forms of caffeine, reading geeky math books, and playing music.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B205

1:00pm

The Psychological and Emotional Impact of Repeated Disciplinary Action
Limited Capacity full

Intended Outcomes:

1. Create a common language to have a meaningful discussion using key terms 2. Identify psychological impact and outcomes of discriminatory discipline practices 3. Examine preventative methods of and protective factors for discriminatory discipline practices 4. Describe alternative approaches to discriminatory discipline practices


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G217

1:00pm

No Fear School Garden Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will go through a step by step process in creating a fall, winter, spring, and summer plan for their garden plan. No failures, just learning. Increase your odds of success by planting diversity. Learn how to build a garden committee. No experience needed. 

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G102

1:00pm

Why SEL?
Limited Capacity full

Participants will:
  • Understand the basics of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Recognize the importance of SEL
  • Develop an awareness of one's own social and emotional health  


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G218

1:00pm

7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom
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How about a little Salsa and Conga while you learn?  In this engaging & interactive session, participants will be provided a seven step process that creates a language-rich interactive classroom environment in which all students can thrive! Based on the book by Seidlitz Education, topics will include differentiating instruction for students at a variety of language proficiencies, keeping all students absolutely engaged, and creating powerful learning supports. Copy of the book provided to every participant!

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Maria Seid

District ESL Specialist, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G108

1:00pm

Conducting Writing Conferences: Focus on Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

When John Hattie reviewed over 500,000 research studies, he found that feedback had more impact on student results than any other teaching strategy. In this session, we’ll explore three levels of feedback and apply feedback models to students’ writing.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G112

1:00pm

Cultivating Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

The focus will be on using processes/protocols to build relationships, engage all members and be highly productive. Perfect session for coaches, team leads, and PLC facilitators. 


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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G208

1:00pm

Handwriting Without Tears: Cursive for Grades 3-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that cursive is now required to be taught in grades 3-5? And students are required to WRITE with cursive according to our new TEKS. Handwriting will always be an important foundation skill. Learn how Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum equips 3rd-5th grade teachers to teach children to write cursive AND use cursive to write through effective, developmentally-appropriate handwriting strategies.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G100

1:00pm

Handwriting Without Tears: Print for K-1 Teachers
Limited Capacity full

Handwriting will always be an important foundation skill. Learn how Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum equips K-1 teachers to teach children print through effective, developmentally-appropriate handwriting strategies.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G114

1:00pm

Implementing Reading & Writing Workshop in the 6-8 Grade Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

What is workshop? How do you set it up? How do you let students choose what to read? What are the other students doing when you confer with another student or meet in a small group? Come learn how to set up and maintain a successful workshop model. From defining the foundational components of workshop instruction to how to physically set up your classroom, and--what most teachers wonder--how in the world you plan for this type of instruction, much less manage it--will be addressed.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G219

1:00pm

Jump into Culture
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The focus of our presentation is to expose our audience to the arts of the Hispanic culture because hands on activities will more deeply engage students in the classroom content. Participants will create three craft projects that they will be able to take with them.

Speakers
avatar for Carol  Davies

Carol Davies

Hello to AllThis session will be co-presented by Carol Davies (Spanish teacher) & Vonda Seeliger (Art teacher). We hope you can join us for some Hispanic cultural awareness and fun!


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G223

1:00pm

Putting Classroom Libraries to Work: Developing a Reading Identity for Students & Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session be prepared to explore the ins and outs of the importance of classroom and school libraries in developing a reading identity for educators and students. We will discuss details on the creation of an effective classroom library and how it can benefit learning outcomes. Participants will leave with ideas, organizational tools, and templates that can be applied immediately. Let’s work together to continue building a culture of reading for enjoyment and academics!

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Ashleigh Osborne

Librarian, RISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G221

1:00pm

Setting Up and Managing the Workshop Model for ELAR/SLAR Instruction
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If you are new to the reading/writing workshop or have experience with it, come learn how the new K-5 ELAR/SLAR Benchmark resources beautifully support how to set up and maintain a successful workshop model. From defining the foundational components of workshop instruction to how to physically set up your classroom, and--what most teachers wonder--how in the world you manage this shift to student-centered instruction.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G216

1:00pm

Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Social Studies to ELLs outlines educator Tina Beene's practical, in-depth approach to differentiation in the secondary social studies classroom. This resource offers specific examples of engaging accommodations for all language proficiency levels plus strategies that maximize content mastery while students acquire academic language. Participants will receive the book.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G207

1:00pm

Got Ethics?
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This session will review the ethical responsibilities of SLPs including the ASHA Code of Ethics. The course intent is to increase the knowledge of the purpose, derivation, & application of the ASHA Code of Ethics to develop professional ethical behaviors. Participants will demonstrate analytical & critical thinking skills in resolving ethical dilemmas. This course will also satisfy the licensing board’s requirement of 2 CEUs of ethics. This course is designed for speech language pathologists.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G214

1:00pm

Exploring the New ELAR/SLAR TEKS Through the TRS Lens
Limited Capacity full

Are you an ELAR educator in a district that uses TEKS Resource System (TRS) as its curriculum? Are you excited about the new ELAR TEKS, yet you can’t wait to start customizing learning experiences? This session is the session for you! In this session, you will analyze the new ELAR TEKS while exploring TRS’s curriculum components and ELAR specific resources that were designed to maximize teaching and learning.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G203

1:00pm

Exploring the New ELAR/SLAR TEKS Through the TRS Lens
Limited Capacity full

Are you an ELAR educator in a district that uses TEKS Resource System (TRS) as its curriculum? Are you excited about the new ELAR TEKS, yet you can’t wait to start customizing learning experiences? This session is the session for you! In this session, you will analyze the new ELAR TEKS while exploring TRS’s curriculum components and ELAR specific resources that were designed to maximize teaching and learning.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G201

1:00pm

1:30pm

America To Me
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This unscripted documentary series presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago's Oak Park River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.  America to Me is a 10 part documentary, and we will view and engage with Episode 3:  Racialized Relationships in Families and Communities, which looks at the complexities of race, identity, privilege, and education through the eyes of a diverse group of young people.
 


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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
G210

1:30pm

Crucial Conversations: Race and Identity
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It is a fact that we have complex racial and cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences. This workshop provides an in-depth focus, reflection, and discussion on race and identity and how both directly impact pedagogy. classroom instruction, and student learning. This session is designed for participants to increase their capacity to engage in crucial conversations about race, identity, and bias-based thinking.  

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
G200

1:30pm

Culturally Responsive Teaching with the EL in Mind
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Meeting the needs of diverse learners is challenging but not impossible! As RISD student demographic continues to change and grow, learn how to be culturally responsive in your teaching methods to meet your students’ needs.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
G209

2:00pm

Inclusive Literature in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

By choosing carefully what we read in our classrooms, we grow ourselves as culturally responsive teachers who encourage empathy, self-acceptance and acceptance of others.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Norcross

Jill Norcross

Grade 5 ELAR Teacher, Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet
Hi! My name is Jill Norcross, and I teach Fifth Grade Reading and Language Arts at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet. Prior to coming to RISD, I taught for over fifteen years in Title I schools. I hold a Masters in Bilingual Education from SMU, with a focus on literature. I am passionate... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D251

2:00pm

Framing Your School: Considering the Needs of Teachers, Teams, and Your School
Limited Capacity full

Using the research of Bolman and Deal, the presentation will identify and explore four frames of thinking to improve the effectiveness of your response as a leader. The structural, human resources, political, and symbolic frames are lenses that helps leaders at all levels consider possible root causes of a situation and how a leader can best respond given the circumstances. Explore which frame you gravitate towards and broaden your perspective on a different approach!

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D252

2:00pm

Use Qualtrics for Data Collection and Analysis
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Decision quality relies on the quality data we collect. As a powerful tool, Qualtrics has been widely used for market research, customer satisfaction study, product testing, employee evaluations and website feedback. In this presentation, we will introduce the advantages of using Qualtrics to collect educational data. We will also explore how to employ Qualtrics to implement projects that meet instructional or administrative needs.

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Hugh Yuan

Director of Research & Evaluation, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D253

2:00pm

Group Projects in a Diverse Classroom
Limited Capacity full

How can you make group projects meaningful learning experiences? How do you group students effectively? How do you assess if all students learned? Answer these questions and more in this session about utilizing group work from daily assignments to multi-day projects.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Stampe

Kenneth Stampe

Teacher, Richardson High School
I just finished my 7th year in the classroom teaching English Language Arts. Prior to entering the profession, I worked for 20 years in the corporate world, 15 of which were in banking and finance. I utilize the knowledge and techniques learned by managing successful teams in the... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D254

2:00pm

Interact with Math!
Limited Capacity full

What's the best time of the day? Not recess, not lunch...no, not 3:00! It's math time! That's what we want our students to say, and with engaging, interactive, well planned lessons and activities, that is exactly what they will say! This session will look at different ways to keep students learning and loving math. Not only will they love math, you will too! Come and enjoy a session that will give you loads of ideas for the new school year!

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A209

2:00pm

Interactive Projectors 101 - Secondary
Limited Capacity full

This will be a basic training for JH & HS campuses who are getting the new projectors over the summer break. We will cover how to connect to the projector and the interactive tool features.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D262

2:00pm

Technology in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be exposed to many options on how to incorporate technology in the upper elementary classroom. Many of the options utilize Google Classroom, but it is not necessary to be familiar with it in order to understand the assignments. Examples will include Google Suite and digital breakout rooms.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D273

2:00pm

Virtual Learning Connections
Limited Capacity full

In this session teachers and staff will hear about a variety of virtual classroom visits around the globe to connect classrooms and build 21st Century skills. Watch a visit for student engagement, how students apply what they know, and build their problem solving skills. This session will provide technology details on how to set up and implement virtual visits to enhance instruction. Resources will be provided on how to connect with other classrooms.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D272

3:00pm

Aggressive Monitoring: It's not as scary as it sounds!
Limited Capacity full

Aggressive monitoring is a system we have implemented at CBE to closely monitor scholars' independent work, provide immediate feedback, and determine if small group or whole group reteach needs to occur. Participants will observe Aggressive Monitoring in action and will learn about the tools and planning that goes into the system.

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avatar for Roxxy Griffin

Roxxy Griffin

Principal, Carolyn Bukhair Elementary
I'm entering my 2nd year as principal at CBE, 10th year as an administrator, and 16th year in RISD. I'm hoping to share some of the new learning and strategies we embraced during our first year as an ACE campus.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D251

3:00pm

Intentional I-Time Planning
Limited Capacity full

In this session, you will learn how to access and analyze student data to make informed and responsive decisions to ensure I-Time is purposeful and relevant for all students. Participants will explore how flexible grouping can be used to maximize I-Time to meet the needs of all students.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D252

3:00pm

Smashing the Problem
Limited Capacity full

The audience will go through the process of using SmashboardEdu and what the experience is like as a student.
Audience will be given an option of 3 problems (classroom management with devices, PBL, Traditional PD) to choose from, research, solve, share, and reflect on their product. At the end of the session groups will share out their product and the solution to their problem.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Schnick

Meredith Schnick

Digital Coach


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
B115

3:00pm

Communication: Skills Necessary for Life
Limited Capacity full

Is it possible not to communicate? In this session you will discover the answer to this question. Participants should be prepared to work in small groups, share your opinions, be part of the discussion and have fun!

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Horan

Bridget Horan

Student Assistance Program Specialist, Richardson ISD
Hello! I am excited to be presenting at the Grow Conference this summer! I grew up in RISD and went through Dartmouth, Apollo and am a proud Berkner Ram graduate! I was a 1st grade and 2nd grade teacher at Yale Elementary for 7 years before transitioning into the role as counselor... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D253

3:00pm

Designing Enrichment for ELAR
Limited Capacity full

In this session, learn how to design enrichment activities in ELAR to address PLC Question 4 (what if students already know it?) to extend the learning for your advanced students. Leave with step by step strategies that simply the task for you, but promote engagement and depth of learning for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Patel

Jasmine Patel

Advanced Learning Specialist - Central Support, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D263

3:00pm

Reducing Paperwork through Google Classroom Assignments
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Building on last year's Google Classroom for Beginners, this class will demonstrate to participants how to utilize the assignments tab in Google Classroom. Participants will see how to assign assignments to all students or just a few, how to grade assignments, how to provide feedback and finally, how to return work to students. It will also demonstrate how some external sites can be utilized more effectively through Google Classroom.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D262

3:00pm

STEM - It's Not Just Toothpicks and Marshmallows!
Limited Capacity full

If you think STEM can’t “be done” in your classroom because you don’t teach Science, Technology, Engineering or Math - think again! STEM is an intentional classroom mindset - not just an activity. Come and see practical ways that you can STEM-ify your class, regardless of what subject you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Menifee

Stacy Menifee

6th Grade Science, Richardson ISD
I teach 6th grade Science at MST, and I love what I do. I incorporate technology often and have fun guiding my students to question, make discoveries and connections!


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D273

3:00pm

"Redefining Destiny through Direct Vocabulary Instruction
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A rich vocabulary is absolutely key to students' academic success and is the responsibility of every teacher. Learn how to teach your students vocabulary and close the vocabulary gap. #vocabgreatness

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B117

3:00pm

Manual Dig
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Offered to diagnosticians. “Dig” into a manual. Reading through a given test manual to determine what each subtest is specifically testing. Understanding what the publisher's goal was in the specific assessments. Gaining an understanding of the statistical analysis/actual norms from the publisher. Knowing what the tests measure is important for interpretation.

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Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A211

3:00pm

3:00pm

The Dangers of Smoking, E-cigs, & Vaping
Limited Capacity full

This session will give participants a new perspective on the risks associated with the use of inhaled tobacco and nicotine products as they experience a hands-on demonstration with both healthy and simulated smoker's lungs to help visualize the effects on the body. E-cigs and vaping are often touted as "safer" alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes, but are they? Learn more about these "trendy" devices that are gaining rapidly in popularity, especially among adolescents.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Haas

Jessica Haas

RN, Richardson ISD
I have been an RN for 22 years and recently completed my Masters in nursing education. I am passionate about advocating for the health needs of our students and increasing health literacy for all.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B110

3:00pm

Get Grounded in the Key Elements of Great Coaching
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SALT, FAT, ACID, & HEAT...Come find out what these four key elements of good cooking have to do with strong leadership and resilient coaching. This session is designed to help teacher and administrative leadership get grounded in effective meeting protocols and empowered language prompts for difficult conversations.In this session, the following mentor leads will be co-presenting: Debbie Reese (RHS), Rhonda Bristow (NJH), and Carol McBroom (LJH).

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Executive Director of Recruitment, Mentoring & Retention, Richardson ISD
Sandra is an Executive Director in the Richardson Independent School District. In her current role she leads the new teacher mentor program, development, and recruitment. Sandra’s work stems from over 20 years in education as a teacher, specialist, curriculum writer, administrator... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A210

3:00pm

Two Heads Are Better Than One: The Power of Instructional Partnerships
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Teachers + LITEs = Powerful instructional partnerships where students win! This panel discussion will feature classroom teachers and campus LITEs discussing collaborations that improve student achievement, enhance lesson planning, increase instructional support, and ramp up engagement. Successful student projects that support instructional objectives in the classroom and library will be shared. Content areas include reading, math, science, social studies, EdTech, digital citizenship, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Boone

Judy Boone

Library and Information Technology Educator, Wallace Elementary


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B111

3:00pm

Fire Up Your Unit Review
Limited Capacity full

Do you already have a perfectly content aligned worksheet/review but you want to better engage students in the learning opportunity? In this session, we will discuss how to prioritize, chunk and facilitate a typical review packet/worksheet using various strategies in order to increase student engagement by implementing WICOR, Lead4ward and other collaborative strategies.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B109

3:00pm

Google Sheets: Out of the "Box"
Limited Capacity full

Google Sheets is more than a spreadsheet. Join this session to see Google Sheets go outside the "box" and challenge the way you use this tool in your classroom. Receive tutorials, resources, templates, and ideas as well as a few "aha" moments.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hawkins

Lauren Hawkins

iTeam Lead - Instructional Technology
I taught mathematics from ESL to AP for 6 years in Richardson ISD. I'm beginning my 2nd year as an Instructional Technology Specialist. My favorite things include all forms of caffeine, reading geeky math books, and playing music.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B107

3:00pm

Project-Based Instruction - Is It Right For You?
Limited Capacity full

Classroom projects can be a creative instructional strategy for implementing collaborative, problem-solving, and reasoning skills in a group-based environment. In this presentation, I will introduce the teachers to examples of various types of project and provide visual descriptions of how these projects were introduced to the students. I will then engage the teachers to participate in a project centered around the Geo-Inquiry Process, an initiative developed by National Geographic.

Speakers
avatar for George Hademenos

George Hademenos

Physics Teacher, Richardson ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B105

3:00pm

Secondary Science Students Enjoy Small Groups Too!
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever reflected on how effective small group instruction is in elementary classrooms? Are adolescents too over-aged for small groups? In this session, Secondary Science teachers will extend on ideas for a framework for small group instruction in a secondary class period.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B200

3:00pm

The Finer Points of Flipgrid
Limited Capacity full

We know that Flipgrid is a great platform for amplifying student voice with video posts. This session will look at advanced features, and participants will create an activity that app smashes Flipgrid with other favorite tools.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Croupe

Lydia Croupe

iTeam Lead-Instructional Technology, Richardson Independent School District
2019-2020 is my 16th year in education. I left the classroom after 11 years of teaching the entire spectrum of high school ELAR. Currently, I am an iTeam Lead in Instructional Technology for Richardson ISD. This fall is my fifth year in this position. Other things I am proud of: G... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B202

3:00pm

Writing In Science
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Come learn how to integrate more opportunities for writing in your science instruction. We will focus on CER writing, writing clear explanations with visuals to support explanations, creating graphic organizers, writing RAFTS, and creating comic strips to illustrate a concept.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B201
 
Thursday, July 25
 

8:30am

Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.
Limited Capacity seats available

Author of the book Culturize, this keynote will motivate and inspire you to learn with passion to support every student, every day, whatever it takes! 

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
RHS Auditorium 1250 W. Belt Line Road

10:00am

Depth and Complexity:Upping Your Inquiry Game for Student Mastery
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PLC Question 4 is often difficult to answer either because of time or a need for resources.  The newest Advanced Learning Specialist will walk participants through the Depth & Complexity Icons and how to use the to take their Q4 and Inquiry game to a whole other level.
 


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D270

10:00am

PLC Q3, Intervention Time and Personalized Learning
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Parkhill JHS has been supporting the development of the PLC culture campus wide with specific administrator and teacher learning.  To ensure all students have opportunities for intervention and enrichment, campus leaders have been redesigning their master schedule to simplify RtI and creating effective, multi-tiered system of supports.  Learn from campus leaders how they are raising the bar and closing the gap to increase student success.


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D112

10:00am

Seesaw in Speech
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will discover Seesaw, an app used to communicate with parents, and different ways to use this app in therapy and in the creation of speech home programs. You will learn about the research behind consistent home practice of speech skills and the benefits to student outcomes. Different types of home programs will be explored. Hear from a campus based SLP about the advantages and pitfalls of year 1 implementation of Seesaw in speech therapy.

Speakers
avatar for Ali  Lawrence

Ali Lawrence

Speech Language Pathologist, Brentfield Elementary


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D251

10:00am

Communication: Skills Necessary for Life
Limited Capacity full

Is it possible not to communicate? In this session you will discover the answer to this question. Participants should be prepared to work in small groups, share your opinions, be part of the discussion and have fun!

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Horan

Bridget Horan

Student Assistance Program Specialist, Richardson ISD
Hello! I am excited to be presenting at the Grow Conference this summer! I grew up in RISD and went through Dartmouth, Apollo and am a proud Berkner Ram graduate! I was a 1st grade and 2nd grade teacher at Yale Elementary for 7 years before transitioning into the role as counselor... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D252

10:00am

The Management Trajectory
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Participants will learn how use of the Management Trajectory transformed CBE student engagement and on task behavior from 79% to 90%. Participants will learn about each component of the trajectory, observe it in action, and then have time to practice and receive feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Roxxy Griffin

Roxxy Griffin

Principal, Carolyn Bukhair Elementary
I'm entering my 2nd year as principal at CBE, 10th year as an administrator, and 16th year in RISD. I'm hoping to share some of the new learning and strategies we embraced during our first year as an ACE campus.


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D253

10:00am

Designing Enrichment for ELAR
Limited Capacity full

In this session, learn how to design enrichment activities in ELAR to address PLC Question 4 (what if students already know it?) to extend the learning for your advanced students. Leave with step by step strategies that simply the task for you, but promote engagement and depth of learning for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Patel

Jasmine Patel

Advanced Learning Specialist - Central Support, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D263

10:00am

How to Create a Fun Elementary Science Fair
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Presenters will share their plan for an elementary science fair that they have developed over four years. It includes a school-wide timeline, help sessions, providing boards, and how to share the results with others.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D262

10:00am

10:00am

STEM - It's Not Just Toothpicks and Marshmallows!
Limited Capacity full

If you think STEM can’t “be done” in your classroom because you don’t teach Science, Technology, Engineering or Math - think again! STEM is an intentional classroom mindset - not just an activity. Come and see practical ways that you can STEM-ify your class, regardless of what subject you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Menifee

Stacy Menifee

6th Grade Science, Richardson ISD
I teach 6th grade Science at MST, and I love what I do. I incorporate technology often and have fun guiding my students to question, make discoveries and connections!


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D272

10:00am

Wake...What?
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Wakelet allows you to organize resources, content, bookmark, & create collections. This session will focus on how educators can curate resources & develop collections to use as evidence of their PD, share with their PLN, & create collections of what their students are doing in the classroom & share with parents & the community. The 2nd half of the session will focus on how they can use Wakelet in the class as a way for students to curate their work & develop a portfolio.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Schnick

Meredith Schnick

Digital Coach


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
D260

10:00am

10:00am

Culturize Part 2 – Digging Deeper and making practical applications
The focus of this session will be a deeper dive from the keynote with practical examples and ideas for implementation.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
RHS Auditorium 1250 W. Belt Line Road

10:00am

Keys to Effective Communication
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This session will focus on how to effectively communicate for better relationships and productivity, as well as how to manage conflict.


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B208

10:00am

"Redefining Destiny through Direct Vocabulary Instruction
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A rich vocabulary is absolutely key to students' academic success and is the responsibility of every teacher. Learn how to teach your students vocabulary and close the vocabulary gap. #vocabgreatness

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B117

10:00am

Feedback:The Breakfast of Champions
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Words are a powerful force. We use words in the form of appreciation, coaching,evaluation-all forms of feedback. Learn how feedback can be a G.I.F.T. in helping students and adults improve their performance. Review the difference between feedback and advice, and receive strategies for giving effective feedback.


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
A211

10:00am

Getting To Know the VHL Supersite for AP French & Spanish Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Get to know one of our greatest resources, the VHL Supersite!  AP French & Spanish teachers will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning as we explore and learn how exactly to leverage these online resources.  Come join the fun!
 


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
D109

10:00am

Questioning Strategies for the Secondary ELAR Classroom
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This session will provide an overview of three levels of questioning and six types of questions. Questioning strategies will be applied to a variety of ELAR content such as reading comprehension with poetry, inferencing with images, and writing evaluations.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B115

10:00am

Get Grounded in the Key Elements of Great Coaching
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SALT, FAT, ACID, & HEAT...Come find out what these four key elements of good cooking have to do with strong leadership and resilient coaching. This session is designed to help teacher and administrative leadership get grounded in effective meeting protocols and empowered language prompts for difficult conversations. In this session, the following mentor leads will be co-presenting: Debbie Reese (RHS), Rhonda Bristow (NJH), and Carol McBroom (LJH).

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Executive Director of Recruitment, Mentoring & Retention, Richardson ISD
Sandra is an Executive Director in the Richardson Independent School District. In her current role she leads the new teacher mentor program, development, and recruitment. Sandra’s work stems from over 20 years in education as a teacher, specialist, curriculum writer, administrator... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B114

10:00am

Two Heads Are Better Than One: The Power of Instructional Partnerships
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers + LITEs = Powerful instructional partnerships where students win! This panel discussion will feature classroom teachers and campus LITEs discussing collaborations that improve student achievement, enhance lesson planning, increase instructional support, and ramp up engagement. Successful student projects that support instructional objectives in the classroom and library will be shared. Content areas include reading, math, science, social studies, EdTech, digital citizenship, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Boone

Judy Boone

Library and Information Technology Educator, Wallace Elementary


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B110

10:00am

Everyone Can Create
Limited Capacity full

Teachers will explore Apple's Everyone Can Create Teacher Guide which offers integration and project ideas for all content areas and grade levels. Presenters will guide teachers in utilizing this resource paired with district resources to support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Cave

Morgan Cave

iTeam Lead, Richardson ISD
An Instructional Technology Specialist on the iTeam, I support campuses in the Berkner Learning Community. I am passionate about helping teachers design authentic and engaging learning experiences for students.


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
A210

10:00am

Fire Up Your Unit Review
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you already have a perfectly content aligned worksheet/review but you want to better engage students in the learning opportunity? In this session, we will discuss how to prioritize, chunk and facilitate a typical review packet/worksheet using various strategies in order to increase student engagement by implementing WICOR, Lead4ward and other collaborative strategies.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B111

10:00am

I've got the H.O.T.S for you: teaching Social Studies Beyond the Facts
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Process = Engagement + Thinking … that’s the power of process! Process standards are all about “how” we learn! The process standards are consistent across grade levels and content areas, highly correlate with overall performance on assessments, and help teachers differentiate for learners. Come explore how to use the process standards to go beyond basic-level thinking and promote student independence.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie Yarborough

Anne Marie Yarborough

Director of Social Studies
Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B107

10:00am

Making Note-taking an AVID Part of Learning
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Explore ways to apply AVID’s focused note-taking process to increase student learning by understanding the link between student note-taking and the expected outcomes, ensuring that note-taking is a meaningful, integral part of the learning process with a variety of scenarios considering the deliberate instructional decisions involved in note-taking. Leading to learning outcomes, developing learning experiences, incorporating note-taking for student success and troubleshooting with others.

Speakers
avatar for KATIE SHOWALTER

KATIE SHOWALTER

Leadership Director and AVID Co-Coordinator, WESTWOOD JR HIGH SCHOOL
I have been a teacher in RISD for 12 years, all of those at Westwood JH! I am the Leadership Magnet Program Director and the AVID Co-Coordinator for Westwood. I am a "double graduate" of Texas Tech University (Wreck 'Em!) with a Bachelor's in Advertising and a Master's in Special... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B105

10:00am

10:00am

Project-Based Instruction - Is It Right For You?
Limited Capacity filling up

Classroom projects can be a creative instructional strategy for implementing collaborative, problem-solving, and reasoning skills in a group-based environment. In this presentation, I will introduce the teachers to examples of various types of project and provide visual descriptions of how these projects were introduced to the students. I will then engage the teachers to participate in a project centered around the Geo-Inquiry Process, an initiative developed by National Geographic.

Speakers
avatar for George Hademenos

George Hademenos

Physics Teacher, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B202

10:00am

Reading and Writing across Contents
Limited Capacity full

Reading is like breathing in. Writing is like breathing out. Discover methods to seamlessly integrate ELAR and Social Studies using mentor texts for reading, writing, and content instruction. Explore books to use as mentor texts to support all content areas. Pre-K - 3rd Grade.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B201

10:00am

Secondary Science Students Enjoy Small Groups Too!
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever reflected on how effective small group instruction is in elementary classrooms? Are adolescents too over-aged for small groups? In this session, Secondary Science teachers will extend on ideas for a framework for small group instruction in a secondary class period.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B204

10:00am

The DBQ Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn that the DBQ process encourages critical thinking, teaches students strong reading and communication skills and aids in closing racial and socio-economic gaps in student achievement. Teachers will gain insight into how the 6-Step Method of the DBQ process emphasizes analysis and evaluation of primary and secondary sources and guides students in creating a powerful DBQ essay by utilizing writing supports to promote strong, evidence-based writing across multiple disciplines


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B203

10:00am

The Finer Points of Flipgrid
Limited Capacity filling up

We know that Flipgrid is a great platform for amplifying student voice with video posts. This session will look at advanced features, and participants will create an activity that app smashes Flipgrid with other favorite tools.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Croupe

Lydia Croupe

iTeam Lead-Instructional Technology, Richardson Independent School District
2019-2020 is my 16th year in education. I left the classroom after 11 years of teaching the entire spectrum of high school ELAR. Currently, I am an iTeam Lead in Instructional Technology for Richardson ISD. This fall is my fifth year in this position. Other things I am proud of: G... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B206

10:00am

Using Google with Schoology
Limited Capacity full

In this course, participants will learn how both instructors and students can easily access live Google content from anywhere in the Schoology platform, without having to adjust Google Share settings. We will look at using Google Drive to create assignments and collect student work that results in a paperless, organized workflow. In addition, learn how to embed Google Presentations and Forms to enhance your instruction


Speakers
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Matt McArther

Schoology


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B205

10:00am

Writing In Science
Limited Capacity full

Come learn how to integrate more opportunities for writing in your science instruction. We will focus on CER writing, writing clear explanations with visuals to support explanations, creating graphic organizers, writing RAFTS, and creating comic strips to illustrate a concept.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
B207

10:00am

America To Me
Limited Capacity full

This unscripted documentary series presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago's Oak Park River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.  America to Me is a 10 part documentary, and we will view and engage with Episode 3:  Racialized Relationships in Families and Communities, which looks at the complexities of race, identity, privilege, and education through the eyes of a diverse group of young people.
 


Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G210

10:00am

Crucial Conversations: Race and Identity
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It is a fact that we have complex racial and cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences. This workshop provides an in-depth focus, reflection, and discussion on race and identity and how both directly impact pedagogy. classroom instruction, and student learning. This session is designed for participants to increase their capacity to engage in crucial conversations about race, identity, and bias-based thinking.  

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G218

10:00am

Culturally Responsive Teaching with the EL in Mind
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Meeting the needs of diverse learners is challenging but not impossible! As RISD student demographic continues to change and grow, learn how to be culturally responsive in your teaching methods to meet your students’ needs.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
G108

10:00am

A "Wholistic" Approach to Restorative Practices
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Teachers will:
  • Have basic understanding of the theory of restorative practices
  • Utilize circles to build and strengthen relationships 
  • Create a more trauma responsive culture of caring in your classroom/school community 

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Media Center

10:00am

AVID Day 2
This session is closed to GROW. This for a specific audience. 

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
G211

11:00am

CogAT Ability Profiles: What They Mean and How to Use Them
Limited Capacity full

In this session, you will learn how to access CogAT scores for your students, and then analyze them to make informed and responsive instructional adjustments for them. Explore what these scores mean and how to use them to make data-driven instructional adjustments specific to each student.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Patel

Jasmine Patel

Advanced Learning Specialist - Central Support, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D251
  • Non-duty Credit GT

11:00am

Smashing the Problem
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The audience will go through the process of using SmashboardEdu and what the experience is like as a student.
Audience will be given an option of 3 problems (classroom management with devices, PBL, Traditional PD) to choose from, research, solve, share, and reflect on their product. At the end of the session groups will share out their product and the solution to their problem.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Schnick

Meredith Schnick

Digital Coach


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D252

11:00am

From Personality Profiles to Classroom Success
Limited Capacity full

The most useful data for building class culture is knowing students’ personality profiles. This information is essential for motivation, anticipating challenges, overcoming objections, & group assignments. But the most important benefit: it establishes how ALL types of students bring value to the classroom. Utilizing the research in "Four People You Should Know", this session provides practical application and resources necessary to add this element to your classroom management immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Stampe

Kenneth Stampe

Teacher, Richardson High School
I just finished my 7th year in the classroom teaching English Language Arts. Prior to entering the profession, I worked for 20 years in the corporate world, 15 of which were in banking and finance. I utilize the knowledge and techniques learned by managing successful teams in the... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D253

11:00am

Work Smarter Not Harder
Limited Capacity full

"How do I leave work at work? I'm a teacher!" Ever heard yourself say that before? As teachers, we often feel like it's impossible to teach a full day of content, grade assignemtns, communicate with parents and coworkers, complete paperwork, and finish it all before leaving school at a decent hour or without taking any work home to finish later. In this breakout session we will discuss and share strategies you can incporate in your daily routines and classroom management that will help you create sustainable working habits and avoid burnout in a profession that you love.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D254

11:00am

Power of Peer Observations
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will review a few different methods of peer observations and how to implement them to enhance one's teaching instruction/strategies.


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D263

11:00am

Google Form Frenzy
Limited Capacity full

Are you ready to take your Google Form game to the next level? Whether you're looking for practical ways to use Google forms in class or trying to figure out some of the more advanced features, this session will showcase a variety of ways to use Google Forms in your classroom from assessment to gamification and differentiation. The session will also offer tutorials on new form features and how to make your own Form based on what YOU need. This session is geared towards an intermediate level.

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Bentley

Cecilia Bentley

Berkner HS


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D262

11:00am

11:00am

Make Engaging Teaching Tools, Timers and More with Tech
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to make digital tools to help you become even more awesome, organized, and engaging. You will wonder how you lived without these digital helpers, and won’t ever look back!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D272

11:00am

Secondary Classroom Management in a 1:1 Environment
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Participants will walk away with classroom management tips and tricks as well as technology best practices to make their classrooms more efficient and engaging to support effective instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Camile Parker

Camile Parker

Social Studies Teacher, Richardson West Junior High Arts & Technology Magnet


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D260

11:00am

Using Schoology for Assessments & Collaboration
Limited Capacity full

In this session you will learn how to set up your online classroom using Schoology. You will learn how to design assessments, create discussion boards, and embed content for student access.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall

5th Grade Teacher, Richardson ISD
I'm a 5th grade science and social studies teacher at Northwood Hills Elementary.


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D261

11:00am

Writing for Everyone - Making Writer's Workshop Fun
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to implement a fun and sustainable writer's workshop model in your kindergarten classroom that aligns with our new ELAR curriculum! This will include the first days of the workshop, goal setting, conferring with students, data collection, moving through the writing process, and publishing electronically.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
D271

1:00pm

Aggressive Monitoring: It's not as scary as it sounds!
Limited Capacity full

Aggressive monitoring is a system we have implemented at CBE to closely monitor scholars' independent work, provide immediate feedback, and determine if small group or whole group reteach needs to occur. Participants will observe Aggressive Monitoring in action and will learn about the tools and planning that goes into the system.

Speakers
avatar for Roxxy Griffin

Roxxy Griffin

Principal, Carolyn Bukhair Elementary
I'm entering my 2nd year as principal at CBE, 10th year as an administrator, and 16th year in RISD. I'm hoping to share some of the new learning and strategies we embraced during our first year as an ACE campus.


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D251

1:00pm

Bringing Industry into the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Educators are often asked, "Why should I learn this?" When will I use this in real life? Nepris provides you with the tools and support needed to bring curriculum lessons to life, by virtually bringing industry experts into every classroom. Nepris helps engage and inspire your students through connections with diverse role models!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D252

1:00pm

ACEs and the Specials Teacher
Limited Capacity full

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how do they impact our students? What can we do in the specials classroom to help heal students who have experienced trauma? Strategies for teaching self-regulation will be covered as well as an overview of TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention). Attendees will learn that many of the things we do on a regular basis in art, music, and P.E. are already benefitting students who have experienced trauma. Attendees should bring technology for interactive participation.

Speakers
SG

Shana Gaines

K-6 Music Specialist, Richardson ISD
Shana currently teaches K-6 music at Mark Twain Elementary and Richardson Terrace Elementary in Richardson ISD where she has special interests in Orff and Kodaly, STEM integration, and TBRI strategies. Shana has previously served as a special education teacher in Richardson ISD, taught... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D253

1:00pm

Coaching 101: How to utilize your Instructional Coach
Limited Capacity full

New to teaching? A veteran that wants to learn or grow with new strategies? Need some help facilitating or structuring a PLC? Turn to an Instructional Coach on your campus! Instructional coaches are a great asset that every school in RISD has! Want to know more? Come learn about the roles and responsibilities of an instructional coach and how they can be used to help you and your team reach your goals.

Speakers
avatar for Kylee Bradford

Kylee Bradford

Instructional Coach, Westwood JH


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D254

1:00pm

Engage Your Class with EdPuzzle
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Come learn how to utilize EdPuzzle to help you create an engaging blended classroom! In this course, learners will be exposed to EdPuzzle and taught how to transform any video into an interactive lesson. You will come away knowing how to strategically trim video clips, insert assessments into video clips, and track data while using EdPuzzle.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D263

1:00pm

Gamification with Technology
Limited Capacity full

Want to increase student engagement using technology? In this session you will learn how to use Quizlet Live, Gimkit, and Quizizz to create games that students will beg you to play!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hall

Lauren Hall

5th Grade Teacher, Richardson ISD
I'm a 5th grade science and social studies teacher at Northwood Hills Elementary.


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D262

1:00pm

Interactive Projectors 101- Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This will be a basic training for campuses receiving projectors over the summer. We will cover software, connecting, using your iPad as a document camera. You will also leave with templates for interactive lessons.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D273

1:00pm

Reducing Paperwork through Google Classroom Assignments
Limited Capacity full

Building on last year's Google Classroom for Beginners, this class will demonstrate to participants how to utilize the assignments tab in Google Classroom. Participants will see how to assign assignments to all students or just a few, how to grade assignments, how to provide feedback and finally, how to return work to students. It will also demonstrate how some external sites can be utilized more effectively through Google Classroom.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D272

1:00pm

Digital Badging with G Suite
Limited Capacity filling up

Use G Suite for Education tools to create an automated digital badging system to increase student engagement. This gamification strategy implements digital badges, points, and leaderboards allowing students to earn visual recognition for classroom and personal accomplishments. Examples will be shared, as well as tips and resources for creating original badging programs.

Speakers
avatar for Christa Harker

Christa Harker

Library & Information Technology Educator, RISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B117

1:00pm

Manual Dig
Limited Capacity seats available

Offered to diagnosticians. “Dig” into a manual. Reading through a given test manual to determine what each subtest is specifically testing. Understanding what the publisher's goal was in the specific assessments. Gaining an understanding of the statistical analysis/actual norms from the publisher. Knowing what the tests measure is important for interpretation.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B115

1:00pm

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Science Educator
Limited Capacity full

Looking for ways to close the achievement gap in your Science classroom? Are you looking for ideas on how to connect with reluctant learners? In this session, attendees will collaborate with peers on ways to enhance existing science classroom instruction to include cultural responsive practices for enhanced student achievement.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B114

1:00pm

1:00pm

Trauma Informed Care
Limited Capacity full

Statistics show that up to ½ of the students in your classroom have experienced some type of trauma or toxic stress. Understanding how trauma affects the brain is an important key to unlocking student potential. This session will cover the types of trauma students experience and provide you with the alternative strategies and skillsets to successfully support them in the classroom.  This session will be co-presented with Ali Guthmiller.  

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Behavior Support Teacher, RISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A210

1:00pm

Coaching Feedback Practice Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

This practice lab is targeted towards coaches and specialists which would allow them to develop effective feedback strategies using a research-based protocol. In order to improve feedback, the session attendee will 1. Identify and implement strategies; 2. Develop and perfect in-the-moment modeling and practicing; and 3. Help teachers create bite-sized action steps that will impact their instruction.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B111

1:00pm

1:00pm

Make Data Work Through the Lens of the PLC
Limited Capacity filling up

What story does your data tell you? The ultimate goal for an effective PLC is to grow students and motivate teachers to see beyond the surface . Learn how to cultivate data conversations with teacher teams that help move instructional practices on your campus by showing your data who's BOSS. This session will provide campus administrators and IGT members with tools that can transform your PLC experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Area Academic Facilitator, RISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B109

1:00pm

At-Bats: The I do, We do, You do
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore the lesson delivery framework. We will explore the components of a high quality learning objective and demonstration of learning. Using this information, we will determine how modeling, guided work, and independent work can best support student learning.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B107

1:00pm

CODING to Support K-2 Writers and Storytellers
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many articles that describe the benefits of coding: creativity, problem solving, STEM, and critical thinking. Let's maximize those positives in our classrooms and allow coding to support our curriculum needs. This session is focused on integrating the app, Scratch Jr. to support K-2 writing.

We will look at real examples, dive into the app, talk anchor chart support, and best of all - you'll leave with varied writing templates to make your students Scratch Jr. stories come to life!

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Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B105

1:00pm

Double Dipping
Limited Capacity filling up

Double Dipping is Encouraged! Explore Social Studies content through literature. Recognize the value of integrating ELAR and Social Studies for effective and engaging instruction while maximizing available instruction and planning time.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B200

1:00pm

I'm a Google Girl in a Google World
Limited Capacity filling up

As a G Suite for Education district, we have a bunch of great tools available for creating and sharing. Let's explore everything from organizing our Drive to creating Hyperdocs to app smashing all within G Suite.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Croupe

Lydia Croupe

iTeam Lead-Instructional Technology, Richardson Independent School District
2019-2020 is my 16th year in education. I left the classroom after 11 years of teaching the entire spectrum of high school ELAR. Currently, I am an iTeam Lead in Instructional Technology for Richardson ISD. This fall is my fifth year in this position. Other things I am proud of: G... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B202

1:00pm

IXL- How to use to meet the 4 PLC Questions
Limited Capacity full

Learn how you can use IXL to positively impact student learning and achievement in your math class. Brentfield Elementary teachers Kim Remphrey, 5th grade Math teacher, and Elizabeth Alderman, Kindergarten teacher, will show you how IXL can help you address all 4 PLC questions effectively and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Remphrey

Kim Remphrey

5th grade math teacher, Richardson ISD
I have been teaching for the past 24 years. 22 of these years have been in RISD. My teaching style is based on building communities within the classroom, cooperative learning, and differentiation of instruction. I enjoy trying new strategies and engaging technology in order to... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B201

1:00pm

So....They've Streamlined the SS TEKS...Now What? (9-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will dive into the updated and streamlined Secondary Social Studies TEKS. Special attention will be placed on discussion of key standards and the instructional implications in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie Yarborough

Anne Marie Yarborough

Director of Social Studies
Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B203

1:00pm

The Elements of Elementary: Schoology for PK-6
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, participants explore innovative ways to use Schoology Materials with students from Pre-K through 6th Grade. We’ll learn how to create engaging, multimedia lessons that allow for differentiation and effective instruction by using Schoology as the main hub for technology in the classroom. Participants will gain an understanding of the available communication and collaboration tools to enhance Schoology. Focus will also be placed on utilizing best practices when accessing Schoology via iPads.


Speakers
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Matt McArther

Schoology


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
B206

1:00pm

The Psychological and Emotional Impact of Repeated Disciplinary Action
Limited Capacity full

Outcomes:
1. Create a common language to have a meaningful discussion using key terms 2. Identify psychological impact and outcomes of discriminatory discipline practices 3. Examine preventative methods of and protective factors for discriminatory discipline practices 4. Describe alternative approaches to discriminatory discipline practices

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G101

1:00pm

No Fear School Garden Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will go through a step by step process in creating a fall, winter, spring, and summer plan for their garden plan. No failures, just learning. Increase your odds of success by planting diversity. Learn how to build a garden committee. No experience needed. 

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
D353

1:00pm

Why SEL?
Limited Capacity full

Participants will:
  • Understand the basics of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Recognize the importance of SEL
  • Develop an awareness of one's own social and emotional health  


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
G218

1:00pm

Cultivating Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

The focus will be on using processes/protocols to build relationships, engage all members and be highly productive. Perfect session for coaches, team leads, and PLC facilitators. 


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Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G208

1:00pm

Handwriting Without Tears: Cursive for Grades 3-5
Limited Capacity filling up

Did you know that cursive is now required to be taught in grades 3-5? And students are required to WRITE with cursive according to our new TEKS. Handwriting will always be an important foundation skill. Learn how Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum equips 3rd-5th grade teachers to teach children to write cursive AND use cursive to write through effective, developmentally-appropriate handwriting strategies.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G108

1:00pm

Handwriting Without Tears: Print to Cursive for 2nd Grade
Limited Capacity filling up

Handwriting will always be an important foundation skill. Learn how Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum equips 2nd grade teachers to teach children to transition from print to cursive through effective, developmentally-appropriate handwriting strategies.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G112

1:00pm

Implementing Reading & Writing Workshop in the 6-8 Grade Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

What is workshop? How do you set it up? How do you let students choose what to read? What are the other students doing when you confer with another student or meet in a small group? Come learn how to set up and maintain a successful workshop model. From defining the foundational components of workshop instruction to how to physically set up your classroom, and--what most teachers wonder--how in the world you plan for this type of instruction, much less manage it--will be addressed.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G203

1:00pm

SLP Curriculum Work Session
Limited Capacity seats available

SLPs with gather to plan and create curriculum connected therapy resources to be used throughout the school year in therapy.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G114

1:00pm

A "Wholistic" Approach to Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will:
  • Have basic understanding of the theory of restorative practices
  • Utilize circles to build and strengthen relationships 
  • Create a more trauma responsive culture of caring in your classroom/school community 

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center

1:00pm

Moving Up! Growing from a Classroom Teacher to a School Leader
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you interested in becoming an Instructional Coach, Campus Reading/Math Specialist, District Specialist, Academic Facilitator or Administrator? Come learn the qualities and skills you need to become a sought-after candidate for one of these positions. During this session, focus and attention will be given to refining leadership and communication skills, presenting professional learning, and meeting the needs of adult learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Sweeney

Sue Sweeney

Academic Facilitator - Lake Highlands Learning Community, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G219

1:00pm

Everything's an Argument: Writing for EOC, AP, and Life
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore rhetorical concepts and argumentative writing strategies as applied to the EOC exam, the AP English exams, and to life. Participates will learn and explore methods to scaffold students' understanding about defining the terms and context of an argument, interpreting source information, and synthesizing support information into writing with the student's own voice.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G223

1:00pm

Exploring the New ELAR/SLAR TEKS Through the TRS Lens
Limited Capacity full

Are you an ELAR educator in a district that uses TEKS Resource System (TRS) as its curriculum? Are you excited about the new ELAR TEKS, yet you can’t wait to start customizing learning experiences? This session is the session for you! In this session, you will analyze the new ELAR TEKS while exploring TRS’s curriculum components and ELAR specific resources that were designed to maximize teaching and learning.

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G221

1:00pm

Exploring the New ELAR/SLAR TEKS Through the TRS Lens
Limited Capacity full

Are you an ELAR educator in a district that uses TEKS Resource System (TRS) as its curriculum? Are you excited about the new ELAR TEKS, yet you can’t wait to start customizing learning experiences? This session is the session for you! In this session, you will analyze the new ELAR TEKS while exploring TRS’s curriculum components and ELAR specific resources that were designed to maximize teaching and learning.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
G201

1:00pm

1:30pm

America To Me
Limited Capacity filling up

This unscripted documentary series presents an exclusive look into an academic year at suburban Chicago's Oak Park River Forest High School. Students, teachers and administrators from one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools are profiled in the face of decades-old racial and educational inequities. The series delves into the experiences of the racially diverse student population, sparking conversations about what has and has not succeeded in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome bias in education.  America to Me is a 10 part documentary, and we will view and engage with Episode 3:  Racialized Relationships in Families and Communities, which looks at the complexities of race, identity, privilege, and education through the eyes of a diverse group of young people.
 


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Thursday July 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
G210

1:30pm

Crucial Conversations: Race and Identity
Limited Capacity full

It is a fact that we have complex racial and cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences. This workshop provides an in-depth focus, reflection, and discussion on race and identity and how both directly impact pedagogy. classroom instruction, and student learning. This session is designed for participants to increase their capacity to engage in crucial conversations about race, identity, and bias-based thinking.  

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
G217

1:30pm

Culturally Responsive Teaching with the EL in Mind
Limited Capacity filling up

Meeting the needs of diverse learners is challenging but not impossible! As RISD student demographic continues to change and grow, learn how to be culturally responsive in your teaching methods to meet your students’ needs.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
G214

1:30pm

The Danger of a Single Story
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wondered how stories can affect your world view? In this session we will examine the concept of the "single" story and the power of narratives have in shaping our perceptions of one another. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Sandra Moore, Ed. D.

Executive Director of Recruitment, Mentoring & Retention, Richardson ISD
Sandra is an Executive Director in the Richardson Independent School District. In her current role she leads the new teacher mentor program, development, and recruitment. Sandra’s work stems from over 20 years in education as a teacher, specialist, curriculum writer, administrator... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
A214

2:00pm

Design DI - Using CAP Activities for Process Differentiation
Limited Capacity full

Process differentiation involves adjusting the way students will interact with the learning material. CAP activities are appealing because they require a low level of teacher preparation, but they result in a high level of student engagement with learning that is personalized to the student's thinker type. Explore this easy to use strategy and leave with the tools to create your own CAP activities.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Patel

Jasmine Patel

Advanced Learning Specialist - Central Support, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D251

2:00pm

I Cannot Tell A Lie...I Need To Learn To Multiply
Limited Capacity filling up

It's a tough thing to admit, but we have students in 5th grade and beyond who still don't know their multiplication facts. The good news is that a calculator is in their future, the bad news is that it won't come soon enough to help them pass 5th, 6th, or even 7th grade STAAR. What can we do to help these kids, and our 3rd and 4th graders, get these facts down? Join us for this fun session as we explore this question and talk about what it takes to memorize these facts!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A209

2:00pm

Educator Self-Care: How YOUR Behavior Affects THEIRS
Limited Capacity full

As great educators, we are notorious for pouring most of our time and energy into our students. While this is admirable, we often neglect ourselves in the process. In this session, you will learn innovative ways that you can take better care of yourself, both mentally and physically, so that you can better meet the needs of your students.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D253

2:00pm

Building a Positive PLC Culture - The PLC Remodel
Limited Capacity seats available

Much like home improvement, your PLC might be due for a redesign, remodel or a total demolition.
Join Amanda Brantley and Heather Scott as they offer ideas and tools for remodeling your PLC. In this session, we will discuss how lesson design, analysis and teaching do not happen in silos. Participants will discuss, construct and connect as we determine how cultural responsiveness and collective efficacy can transform your PLC, your classroom, and your world.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D254

2:00pm

Flip & Excel
Limited Capacity full

Our goal is to walk teachers though creating interactive resources using Flippity.net. Teachers will walk away with resources they can use the first day of school all the way to STAAR review. Teachers will learn how to make a upload a class roster and create an interactive wheel that can be used for student grouping and random name generator. We will break into stations where teachers can choose from making flippity scavenger hunt, flippity quiz show, flippity bingo, etc.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D263

2:00pm

Interactive Projectors 101 - Secondary
Limited Capacity filling up

This will be a basic training for JH & HS campuses who are getting the new projectors over the summer break. We will cover how to connect to the projector and the interactive tool features.


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D262

2:00pm

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page
Limited Capacity filling up

The process of reading aloud helps to support students’ listening comprehension skills as well as reinforce behaviors that readers would use when they are reading independently. This new Professional resource: The Ramped-Up Read Aloud by Maria Walther will help PK - 3 teachers take their Read Aloud to the next level! Get ready to be "ramped up" so you can spark a fire and help your students fall in love with reading!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D273

2:00pm

Child Find
Limited Capacity seats available

You may not have heard of the Child Find mandate. It is a legal requirement for schools and its employees to find children who have disabilities and need services. Child Find is part of a federal law called Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Child Find mandate gives schools an important legal responsibility. Understanding your responsibility can help ensure children get the services needed.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn White

Carolyn White

SSS Coordinator, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D272

2:00pm

Feeding and Swallowing with Special Populations
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about introductory information related to student safety during snack and meal times including: positioning and environment, signs and symptoms of aspiration, food textures, safe ways to encourage eating, and who to contact with concerns throughout the school year.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D260

2:00pm

2:00pm

WICOR Carnival
Limited Capacity seats available

Student-led presentations of AVID and WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies that can be easily integrated into any classroom to enhance student engagement and success.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D162

2:00pm

Flexible Seating and Learning Spaces
Limited Capacity filling up

Outside the window of our classroom is a dynamic, fast-paced, world full of choices. Our students are evolving and so are our classrooms. We are a First grade and Fifth grade teachers, who have successfully implemented flexible seating. Each of us has implemented flexible seating in our own ways, we are both strong believers that it works. We are eager to share with other teachers the benefits of flexible seating and how rewarding it is to empower the students by giving them choice.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
B209

2:00pm

Helping Students to Understand the Concept of Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Limited Capacity seats available

If you need some practical ideas to help your students understand the concept of fractions, common denominators and the need for them, as well as adding and subtracting fractions, then this is the session for you!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
D160

2:00pm

STEM in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Have students running in to your classroom instead of coming in late!

This session includes meaningful conversations about the practical and realistic applications of STEM in the classroom. Applications and technology shown include examples from an RISD JH classroom but may be used for all grade levels.

We will discuss technology, culture, classroom management and lesson plans used with take home/immediate access to materials.

Presenter is a TI STEM Award Winner in RISD 2018-2019.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
G204

3:00pm

Inclusive Literature in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

By choosing carefully what we read in our classrooms, we grow ourselves as culturally responsive teachers who encourage empathy, self-acceptance and acceptance of others.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Norcross

Jill Norcross

Grade 5 ELAR Teacher, Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet
Hi! My name is Jill Norcross, and I teach Fifth Grade Reading and Language Arts at Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet. Prior to coming to RISD, I taught for over fifteen years in Title I schools. I hold a Masters in Bilingual Education from SMU, with a focus on literature. I am passionate... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D251

3:00pm

Framing Your School: Considering the Needs of Teachers, Teams, and Your School
Limited Capacity filling up

Using the research of Bolman and Deal, the presentation will identify and explore four frames of thinking to improve the effectiveness of your response as a leader. The structural, human resources, political, and symbolic frames are lenses that helps leaders at all levels consider possible root causes of a situation and how a leader can best respond given the circumstances. Explore which frame you gravitate towards and broaden your perspective on a different approach!

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D252

3:00pm

Use Qualtrics for Data Collection and Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Decision quality relies on the quality data we collect. As a powerful tool, Qualtrics has been widely used for market research, customer satisfaction study, product testing, employee evaluations and website feedback. In this presentation, we will introduce the advantages of using Qualtrics to collect educational data. We will also explore how to employ Qualtrics to implement projects that meet instructional or administrative needs.

Speakers
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Hugh Yuan

Director of Research & Evaluation, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D253

3:00pm

Anchor Charts are More Than Just Pretty Posters!
Limited Capacity full

“Anchor charts” is a common phrase used by educators. Oftentimes, educators make attractive posters to compliment student learning that aren’t in fact “anchor charts.” In this session, attendees will learn the differences between the two.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D254

3:00pm

Group Projects in a Diverse Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

How can you make group projects meaningful learning experiences? How do you group students effectively? How do you assess if all students learned? Answer these questions and more in this session about utilizing group work from daily assignments to multi-day projects.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Stampe

Kenneth Stampe

Teacher, Richardson High School
I just finished my 7th year in the classroom teaching English Language Arts. Prior to entering the profession, I worked for 20 years in the corporate world, 15 of which were in banking and finance. I utilize the knowledge and techniques learned by managing successful teams in the... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D262

3:00pm

Interact with Math!
Limited Capacity full

What's the best time of the day? Not recess, not lunch...no, not 3:00! It's math time! That's what we want our students to say, and with engaging, interactive, well planned lessons and activities, that is exactly what they will say! This session will look at different ways to keep students learning and loving math. Not only will they love math, you will too! Come and enjoy a session that will give you loads of ideas for the new school year!

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Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
A209

3:00pm

Technology in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be exposed to many options on how to incorporate technology in the upper elementary classroom. Many of the options utilize Google Classroom, but it is not necessary to be familiar with it in order to understand the assignments. Examples will include Google Suite and digital breakout rooms.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
D272

3:00pm

All In Learning: Engage All Students ⚬ Act on the Data ⚬ Reach Every Kid
Limited Capacity filling up

Aiken, Forestridge, Skyview and Stults Road, this session is for you!
All In Learning is a daily tool used to monitor student progress by assessment and standard. With multiple, easy data collection strategies, teachers can monitor and track student performance by capturing and analyzing student data in the moment.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B117

3:00pm

Interactive Word Walls for Middle School Classrooms 6-8
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how to put your walls to work for you! Interactive word walls may resemble graphic organizers or data tables. They highlight connections between concepts and artifacts (realia) from inquiry based science activities while connecting scientific concepts and academic vocabulary. They strategically target vocabulary and include visual aids that illustrate word meanings to deepen understanding.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A211

3:00pm

Kagan Strategies: Cooperative Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be going over strategies on how to group students, types of group work, and strategies for working in groups to maximize student learning for all students.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B115

3:00pm

Linking the G's to Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

Offered to special education staff. Information on the G’s assessed in a learning disability. How each of these areas are linked to academics and can impact a student’s performance. Ways to target these areas and accommodations that will benefit the student with these weaknesses.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B114

3:00pm

Redefining Classroom Management Like a Pro
Limited Capacity full

Classroom management is key to any successful learning environment. A strong foundation of classroom management and leadership skills is essential to academic success and building positive relationships with your students. In this training, participants will discern between punishment & discipline, increase their understanding of logical consequences and how to utilize them in the classroom, and learn how to go from reacting to student behavior to developing classroom leadership skills.  This session will be co-presented by Ali Guthmiller. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Michelle Gonzalez Gerth

Behavior Support Teacher, RISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B110

3:00pm

Using Diverse Mentor Texts to Promote SEL in the Reading Workshop Model
Limited Capacity full

Dr. Rudine Bishop has described books as “mirrors, windows, & sliding glass doors.” Our students need diverse books, both to learn from & read, so everyone can have mirrors, windows, & sliding glass doors. Hear more about how diverse book choice & access can create a more effective Reading Workshop experience for ALL students. Learn about recent books you can use in the Reading Workshop Model as mentor texts. Learners will be coached on using a book from the presentation to build a mini-lesson.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
A210

3:00pm

1st Year Coaching Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious to learn more about your new role as a coach in RISD? Are you interested in pursuing a pathway towards leadership? Join us and hear from a team of first year coaches will share their thoughts, stories, suggestions, and ideas on how to thrive in your first year as a strong leader for your campus to make positive outcomes a reality for your campus.


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B111

3:00pm

Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids
Limited Capacity full

Game Changer: A Book Dive
If you’re interested in ramping up student reading engagement and helping them make connections with books, then join us in this session where we explore Donalyn Miller’s and Colby Sharp's newly released book, Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids. We will highlight the power of book ownership and creating meaningful ways to unite students with books.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Boone

Judy Boone

Library and Information Technology Educator, Wallace Elementary


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
D260

3:00pm

Exploring Schoology Assessments
Limited Capacity full

Participants will gather the knowledge and skills to begin using the new Assessment material type. We will dive into creating and setting up Assessments using Standard Question Types, along with the grading and scheduling options available.
 


Speakers
MM

Matt McArther

Schoology


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B109

3:00pm

Grantwriting 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers who learn about a unique and innovative lesson, project or activity and want to implement it into their classroom are confronted with a choice: either ask administration for financial support or fund the activity out of their own pocket. This presentation provides a third option - to assist teachers in securing funds through grant writing - identifying grant opportunities and tips for writing a successful grant proposal. Teachers will develop a draft of a proposal for a future lesson.

Speakers
avatar for George Hademenos

George Hademenos

Physics Teacher, Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B107

3:00pm

Inquiry + Applets = Magic
Limited Capacity filling up

We will learn about the Inquiry Based Learning Model and discuss how thoughtful questioning and guided exploration and experimentation can inspire deep thinking in your math classroom. Then we will explore some applets from various websites that encourage authentic inquiry and active learning, including GeoGebra and Desmos. Lastly, we will find and/or edit applets and questions specific to our own students' needs.

Speakers
avatar for Tobi Brooks

Tobi Brooks

OnRamps Precalculus Instructor, Pearce HS, Richardson ISD
I am very passionate about making high school math relevant, engaging, and rigorous. About to start my 17th year of teaching, 4th in OnRamps PreCalculus. Chat me up about IBL (Inquiry Based Learning ) or how to make the math come alive through the use of technology.


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B204

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

So....They've Streamlined the SS TEKS...Now What? (6-8)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will dive into the updated and streamlined Secondary Social Studies TEKS. Special attention will be placed on discussion of key standards and the instructional implications in the classroom.

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avatar for Anne Marie Yarborough

Anne Marie Yarborough

Director of Social Studies
Richardson ISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B200

3:00pm

Surfing the Wakelet Wave
Limited Capacity full

Come learn about Wakelet a versatile tool for collaborating and collecting ideas. We will begin by creating accounts and move to all the ways students and educators can create with Wakelet.

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avatar for Lydia Croupe

Lydia Croupe

iTeam Lead-Instructional Technology, Richardson Independent School District
2019-2020 is my 16th year in education. I left the classroom after 11 years of teaching the entire spectrum of high school ELAR. Currently, I am an iTeam Lead in Instructional Technology for Richardson ISD. This fall is my fifth year in this position. Other things I am proud of: G... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B201

3:00pm

Word Power: The Foundation for Reading and Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Vocabulary is an essential key to ensuring students’ comprehension and academic success. Come notice how implementation of authentic, research-based instruction woven throughout the reading and writing workshop grows vocabulary through multiple exposures with words and through analysis that extends throughout the four different vocabularies of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Thursday July 25, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B202