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Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
7 Steps to Building a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom provides a seven step process that creates a language-rich interactive classroom environment in which all students can thrive. Topics include differentiating instruction for students at a variety of language proficiencies, keeping all students absolutely engaged, and creating powerful learning supports.. Create and modify lessons to incorporate the strategies learned in the session.

Speakers
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Jim DiNardo

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5527

8:30am

Breathe in the Positive and Release the Negative. Meditation and Yoga for the Educator
Educators move at a thousand miles an hour every day. Take the time to get your mind right in this workplace meditation and light yoga session made for all skill levels. Come in to calibrate your mind, body, and soul as we attempt to better the world around us each day.  Participants will engage in healthy practices that will allow their mind, body, and soul to relax and focus on the positives in their work life and beyond. A healthy discussion will allow teachers to utilize this session in their class, office, or home to bring their students to clearer and healthier mindset. Participants will walk out of the session with a renewed energy and clear head for the future. 

Speakers
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Joey Segura

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF Dance

8:30am

Building a Digital Breakout
Have you heard of educational breakouts, where students use clues to "break out" of a scenario?  This can be done physically with Breakout boxes, or digitally with a digital breakout.  Learn tips on how to use Google Suite's applications to create new ways for students to discover information and show you they have comprehended what you need them to know.  Participants will learn how to create a digital breakout using the Google Suite of office applications.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Loper

Valerie Loper

Librarian, CCISD
Former English teacher who just finished her 21st year in education; talk to Valerie about books, research, fake news, teaching, references, citing, library stuffFollow Valerie on:Twitter:@cfhs_libraryInstagram: @cfhs_library


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4617

8:30am

Classroom R.E.S.C.U.E.R.S
Behavior and differentiated instructional practices; how to use  applied behavior; modified for EVERY classroom
differentiation, fostering leaders, classroom management tips & tricks

leave with a better understanding on how differentiated instructional practices  can and will impact behavior as well as  personal mental health.  Participants will also  have new tools to add to their instructional tool belts

Speakers
avatar for Monique Flores

Monique Flores

Alternative Academics Educational Aide III, CCISD
Sociological & Anthropological focus on culture, religion, society affect the family dynamic.
avatar for Veronica Reason

Veronica Reason

Space Center Intermediate, CCISD
ABA Behavior enthusiastAutism awareness- until All the pieces fitPoetry,Painting & Karaoke


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1215

8:30am

Concussions in the Classroom
"In this session the following will be discussed -What is a concussion? -Signs and Symptoms of a concussion -The chain of care -The different academic accommodations that are often given by a physician when a student has been diagnosed with a concussion. -The Texas State Concussion Law -How teachers play an integral role in the chain of care. -Who to ask for help when you aren't sure what an academic accommodation means or how to implement it -Why are academic accommodations so important?   -Return to Play Protocol " "After this session, participants will be able to do the following: 1. Better understand what happens when a student receives a concussion. 2. Understand the concussion law that governs Texas. 2. Know the signs and symptoms of a concussion. 3. Better understand what role they play in helping a student recover from a concussion. 4. Understand the different academic accommodations and their importance   5. Know who to ask for help when they have a student who has academic accommodations 6. Understand the important role teachers play in helping a student recover from a concussion 7. Understand the Return to Play protocol an athlete must go through in order to return to activity "

Speakers
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Allison Berry

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4625

8:30am

Designing a Better YOU: Self-Love and Character Portfolio Development
My plan is to teach based upon a lesson that I built that my students really have gained a lot from. Character building begins with making changes and growing from within yourself. Step 1- practicing self-confidence to love yourself first. Step 2- decide where you want to go and how you want to get there: create a personal road map to happiness and success by designing a personal mission statement. Step 3- take character dares daily until it becomes part of your natural routine. A well-rounded SELF can go out into the world and spread kindness! We will teach on the 3 steps while creating a character portfolio to walk out with.  Participants will participate in relationship building introductory activities to use for a positive class culture. Participants will also learn the 3 steps to a well-rounded self  while creating their own character portfolio sample to utilize in their own classrooms. Participants will also leave having created a personal mission statement and feeling motivated build up one's self and to make kindness normal. 

Speakers
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Laura Dunham

Clear Lake HS, CCISD
HS

Holly Sovereign

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5524

8:30am

Destiny Collections
Learn how to use Destiny Collections to organize support for your curriculum; such as library books (print and electronic), URL’s, database links, OER and more! All in one shareable location for each unit!  Participants will create a Destiny Collection for an upcoming unit of curriculum taught in their classrooms. 

Speakers
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Jenny Mullins

Bauerschlag Elementary, CCISD
Elementary library program information and reading programs.
avatar for Terri May

Terri May

North Pointe Elementary, North Pointe
avatar for Michelle Brookover

Michelle Brookover

CLCE Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
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Kimberly Hall

Ross Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4530

8:30am

Digging Deep - Building Relationships with Our Toughest Students
This an in interactive presentation that helps educators know how to relate to students from a variety of challenging backgrounds. It teaches how to remove common barriers and to use the power of empathy and understanding .  A review of the most important aspects of building healthy relationships is reviewed in order to build success in the classroom and beyond.  Participant will be able to identify and empathize with some of the toughest students and will understand the importance and benefits of building successful relationships in the classroom and beyond. 

Speakers
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Bridget Christmas

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5609

8:30am

Diversity Makes Us Stronger
In a world where technology affords global citizens opportunities to share ideas, dispute beliefs, and resolve differences, diversity within our peer-groups provides valuable insight beyond a single perspective. As educators, then, we have a responsibility to respectively recognize, and even appreciate, the perspectives of others. Come spend some time reflecting on diversity in America and exploring the cultures of others, in a positive, safe environment.  Leave with access to an engaging, digital toolbox of websites, videos, and apps to boost your own cultural-diversity! "-recognize historical trends in diversity in the United States -develop a deeper understanding of other cultures, languages, and/or geographic locations -create a statement of moral imperative regarding the value of interacting with diverse cultures"

Speakers
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Marny Doepken

ESC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4627

8:30am

GIMKIT a twist on the online quiz game
Gimkit is an online formative assessment tool that was created by students who were bored with the traditional online quiz game.  This game allows teachers and students to create personalized "kits" that align directly with instruction.  During actual game play, students strive to collect the most money while buying upgrades that require some strategy such as question insurance, double ups and pie a neighbor.  Students can play individually, as teams and class against class.   Students have also used this program to demonstrated mastery by creating their own kits for each other at the end of a unit.  Join us to learn some innovate ways to incorporate this program into your classroom curriculum.  Participants will be able to create their own kit and have ideas to incorporate this program into their various curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Corey Wistinghausen

Corey Wistinghausen

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4313

8:30am

Hashtag: I Teach Math
"Social media has a starring role in our lives and in the lives of our students today. From Instagram to Tumblr, and Twitter to Facebook, millions of digital thoughts flow through the internet every day.  Many teachers have discovered that social media can create an environment for them to connect, question, wonder, read, share and support other educators. So my question is this: Why are teachers asking Google for a ""Slope Activity"", ""Surface Area Project,""  or ""_______<---(insert any math topic) Assignment""? Why are we not asking the thousands of math teachers who are teaching the same content that we are?   If you are someone who has been curious about using Twitter to grow your Professional Learning Network or engage in a Professional Learning Community, now is the time! " "1. Learn the basics of how Twitter works 2. Create a free twitter account 3. Be introduced to some helpful hashtags 4.  Become members of the Math Teacher Blog-o-sphere (#MTBos) 5. Follow follow some helpful and influential twitter users"

Speakers
avatar for Katy Wilson

Katy Wilson

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4616

8:30am

I Am Alright, Right Now - Body, Breath, Mind
Learn simple movements and practices that ease physical tension, create a focused mind and shift your perspective on any situation.  "Participants will learn and practice simple movements that reduce physical tension. Participants will learn breathing practices that create a focused mind and mental ease. Participants will learn ways to direct their thinking that will shift perspective."

Speakers
avatar for Ande Smith

Ande Smith

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5316

8:30am

ItsLearning Beyond the Basics
Learn to create assignments, grade assignments, create a page with videos & links. Create a default page for your class and make it a one stop shop for your students. Learn to upload assignments to skyward from its learning.  Participants will be able to create assignments and be able grade them in its learning. Will learn to create a page with videos and links for assignments along with creating a home default page with all class information on it. Participants will also learn how to upload assignments from its learning to skyward. 

Speakers
avatar for Sean Gravely

Sean Gravely

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4434

8:30am

ItsLearning Pathways for elementary
What is a pathway
Uses in classroom
Examples of pathways
Resources to go with pathways
Skeleton pathways
Library of resources
How to link external sites


Participants will learn what is a pathway, how are they used for instruction, and what resources help support pathways. 

Speakers
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Monique Luis

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1230

8:30am

Juuling and vaping what it is and how does it impact our students
This session seeks to provide an overview on what vaping and juuling are, what are the driving factors behind the trend, and how to help prevent it on our campuses and in our community. "Participants will be able to identify a variety of e-cigarette devices. Participants will understand some of the marketing tools that companies are using to target students. Participants will have information about how students obtain e-cigarettes, pods, and e-cigarette ""juice."" Participants will have a better understanding on the dangers facing our students."

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
BSI 2346

8:30am

Learn From an Expert
We all know teaching is brought more to life when real world professionals talk to kids and give them authentic and fun stories. But we also have limited time or maybe do not know how to get a professional in the classroom. What about famous one? Yes all are possible. Learn the how to's on how to bring in professionals near and far!!! 1. How to grade a professional visiting the classroom 2. How to connect and find professionals 3. How to organize and set-up with the school

Speakers
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Alexandra Farrington

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4512

8:30am

Let's Get Real! Real Healthy!
Reset your mind, body and soul. Learn effective ways to de-stress and be more productive by improving your daily routines through various ways of your choice.  Walk away with small, daily wellness challenges; coupons or vouchers for local wellness companies; and meal prep recipes. Dress comfy :-)

Speakers
avatar for Dana Backe

Dana Backe

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4529

8:30am

making the most of lead4ward instructional tools
lead4ward is a group of consultants committed to providing professional development and instructional resources to help teachers meet the needs of the changing assessment system. Teachers will have the opportunity to view the resources available, on both the website and app, which include tools for lesson planing, instructional strategies and data analysis,  Teachers will add resources to their toolbox and guidelines on how to use the lead4ward resources, supporting them in incorporating best practices in their classroom instruction.

Speakers
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Christine Tunstall

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5325

8:30am

Mastering TTESS with Tech
Master your professional goals by learning how technology can take you to the next level. We will discuss which tools support each dimension of TTESS where appropriate. 

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
BSI 2339

8:30am

Maximizing Your Potential Using Food For Fuel
Learn how food affects your health and how to use it to your advantage for physical and emotional wellness. Understand the difference between processed food and natural food and the corresponding affects on the body. Participants will learn how to test their own pH level and be able to describe the affects of an acidic and alkaline environment. Be able to identify foods that may contribute to a healthy pH level. Recognize ingredients in products that may contribute to health risks. Understand how to make adjustments to your eating lifestyle for your advantage.

Speakers
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Vickie Holmes

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5323

8:30am

OneDrive for Dummies
Learn how to manage your OneDrive, and how to help your students set up their OneDrive.  Topics include: navigating OneDrive, synchronizing OneDrive, helping your students synchronize their OneDrive, creating and setting permissions to SharePoints, understanding OneDrive file management & storage options. be able to fully utilize and manage their OneDrive accounts and teach their students how to do the same, as it pertains to their class and curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Steele

Frank Steele

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
I teach Digital Media, Graphic Design, and Animation. I use OneDrive to distribute my curriculum to both my students, and to my fellow teachers who teach the same prep as i do on the other campuses in CCISD.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5418

8:30am

Personalize Math using OneNote's New Features
OneNote offers its users the most innovative features Microsoft currently bestows to take your teaching and student learning to a whole new level. This session will cover everything a math teacher needs to know about incorporating OneNote into their daily instruction and tailored guided math including: digital collaboration groups and content library restrictions that allows media to be seen by all or specific groups of students. Join us as we demonstrate creating the most accessible learning environment for students by utilizing Math, Dictate, Immersive Reader, and Learning Tools to reach all students. From the basics of creating a class notebook in OneNote to seamlessly importing grades into Skyward, and utilizing the replay feature to analyze and assess student computation methods from afar, teachers will see a variety of ways OneNote can be used in their classroom to personalize learning and differentiate content for special populations.  Participants will understand the benefits, functions, and uses of creating Digital Math Notebooks using Microsoft OneNote. Participants will be proficient at using a variety of intuitive, time-saving features that will allow them to personalize their math instruction including how to create and share a class notebook. Participants will utilize the Math, Dictate, and Immersive Reader features as well as Microsoft Learning Tools to provide access and meet the needs of all learners. Participants will demonstrate ways to differentiate math instruction through digital collaboration spaces and the ability to share content in a way that fits each student’s learning style and won’t require hours at the copier.  In addition, participants will understand the function of replay for analyzing student processes and thinking in a whole new way. 

Speakers
avatar for Jade Michalak

Jade Michalak

Clear View HS, CCISD
Jade Michalak has been teaching at Whitcomb for 9 years. She is currently an inclusion teacher but has prior experience teaching 5th grade social studies and language arts. Jade enjoys working with technology and strives to make her inclusion students more independent in the classroom... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4626

8:30am

Plickers:  An Easy On-line Tool
Plickers is an on-line tool for immediate feedback on understanding from students - it works perfectly for any type of assessment.  It's an amazing tool that can show who understands and who does not immediately.  I will show Plickers from a student and a teacher stand point. Participants will need to download the Plickers app on their smart phones. Participants will learn about the Plickers app and create an account, as well as their first set.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bryan

Rebecca Bryan

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5427

8:30am

Robotics for novices with Sphero EDU
In this hands-on session, participants will use app-enabled robots to complete collaborative activities. Participants will draw paths or use blocks that represent code to program a robot and complete challenges.

Speakers
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Stephen Ornburn

Secondary Teacher, Computer Science and Mathematics, CCISD
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Debbie Boehm

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
BSI Library

8:30am

See Me, Hear Me, and Know ME...the right relationship is Everything
A discussion and interaction with participants combining research-based knowledge, professional development and experience to readjust the lens of developing productive relationships with all students.  Maximize their experience to construct a plan to enhance existing relationships and develop new relationships with students they may struggle to make a connection with in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gilliand

Michelle Gilliand

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5326

8:30am

Talk, Walk and draw your way to mastering vocabulary
The audience will engage in different vocabulary techniques that get the students up out of their chair (walking), communicating with each other (talking), and showing off their artistic ability (drawing).  These strategies move students beyond copying down the definition to allow a more application and connection of the content words. Participants will model different instructional strategies that allow students to better comprehend and remember the vocabulary associated with the content.  They will act out, practice, and discuss these strategies during the session for a better understanding on how to implement them in their classroom.

Speakers
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Kimberly Anderson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4525

8:30am

Technology for Language Teachers
Language classes by nature are taught in a different way and there are technology tools that can help you manage the class, create engaging lessons and thwart the learning of the language for your learners.  In this session we will discuss tools and methods for you to create engaging lessons utilizing tech tools for language learners. Tools including Mystery Skype, Zoom, Smarty Pins and much more. Be prepared to share your favorite tech tools you use with the group as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Robinson

Bridget Robinson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
With over 20 years of experience teaching students and training teachers, my goal is to work smarter to engage teachers and enable them to create fun and engaging lessons that catch the fascination of the current generation. Lover of technology, Curriculum Writer, and Staff Development... Read More →
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Lunik Ortega De Zerpa

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5518

8:30am

The "How Do I ItsLearning" Series, Session 1 - Activities
Focus will be on the various activities offered in itslearning and how each can be used instructionally.

learn how to use itslearning with students for formative and/or summative assessment, resource sharing, collaboration, discussion, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Liwag

Jeff Liwag

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Justin Tucker

Justin Tucker

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
avatar for Richard Salazar

Richard Salazar

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1031

8:30am

The Trauma Informed Classroom: Breaking the Trauma Trend
I am a previous child welfare social worker that has experienced the effects of trauma on students first hand. I have trained foster and adoptive families on the topic of Trauma Informed Care, and I owe it to my previous foster kiddos and families to spread trauma awareness. Participants will be informed of the definition of childhood trauma, some of the common causes, the effects trauma can have on the brain and learning,and how to implement classroom strategies to help those that may be suffering from trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Bossi

Leah Bossi

Clear View HS, CCISD
I am previous child welfare social worker who has worked within the foster care system as a case worker and Area Director for a foster/adoption program in Austin,TX. I have a passion for working with At-Risk youth, and I love teaching and advocating for individuals with disabilit... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1201

8:30am

Using data for custom learning opportunities
Has admin been asking you to use data and personalize learning experiences for your students?  In this session we will look at an easy way to get student data, use IF formals in Excel to assign work to individual students, and finish with Word to see how easy it is to use a Mail Merge to make custom prescription cards for each and every student. Be able to use any data of their choice and learn how to use a IF formula in Microsoft Excel to quickly build custom prescription cards to each of their students.  This will be printed through a Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson

LTC, CCISD
I have just over a decade of middle school/ intermediate experience.I've taught 7th and 8th grade science. This is my 5th year of instructional coaching. 4 as a science coach and currently a Learning Technology Coach.Using data and EdTech tools has been a growing passion of mine... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4628

8:30am

What Does a Good Referral for a Special Education Evaluation Look Like?
As part of your campus SST, a referral for a special education may be recommended.  How do you know what a good referral looks like?  A good referral is one where the student has a likelihood of meeting the disability criteria for special education as opposed to not qualifying. "-review the district's current SST/RtI handbook and Its Learning course -understand why certain information for a referral is needed -understand the criteria for various disability conditions -understand the difference between a student with a global learning difficulty and a student with a learning disability -understand why a struggling student may not ""qualify"" for special education"

Speakers
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Pamela Ellis

Director of Special Education Support Services, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4518

8:30am

Writing Foundation Grants Is Easy!
CCEF Foundation Grants are intended to give CCISD teachers innovative tools that take education to the next level.  Extra funding isn't always available, and CCEF has an easy way for teachers to submit their requests up to $5,000, and in some cases even $10,000.   The process isn't time consuming and your request just needs to be impactful, creative, innovative, hands-on, or engaging for students.  Find out more about how you can ask for funding for your great idea!

Participants will receive a general overview of the CCEF grant program, application process and timeline.  Helpful tips and examples will be provided to assist in the writing of the grant and answer questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Laine

Deborah Laine

ESC, Clear Creek Education Foundation
As Executive Director of the Clear Creek Education Foundation I'm here to answer any questions you might have that will enhance learning for our students in CCISD. We have many fundraisers to engage the community in our efforts to provide innovative learning materials. Whether you're... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1410

8:30am

You can do it! National Board Certification **For Teachers with at least 3 years experience who already hold an SBEC teaching certificate.**
Do you... Love being in the classroom? Consider teaching an art? Enjoy working with colleagues to create a better experience for students? Consider working towards your National Board Certification. Teachers from across the district work together and support each other's journey in monthly cohort meetings. In this session we will show you what working on a component is like and help you get started. If you are currently working towards NBC, come use this time to write and revise.


Speakers
avatar for Angela Vong

Angela Vong

Clear Brook HS, CCISD
Angela is a Health Science Technology instructor currently teaching Medical Terminology and Health Science Theory/Clinical in her 8th year at Clear Brook HS. She has over 20 years teaching experience. She's a Licensed Veterinary Technician, a CBHS HOSA Advisor and Texas HOSA Area... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Waligora

Lisa Waligora

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
NBCT, Secondary Social Studies Teacher @ CCHS



Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4403

8:30am

Young Adult Books for Adults
Do you need to unwind? Come listen to us book talk some young adult books for adults! Take a load off. Participants will enjoy several young adult book talks for adults.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Black

Shannon Black

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD
avatar for Kristen Gladden

Kristen Gladden

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5310

8:30am

Adding movement and flexibility into the classroom
Learn how to incorporate movement and motion into your classroom! In this session, we will cover Flexible/Alternative Seating, Brain/Movement Breaks, and the usage of Yoga and Meditation as a way to create a positive, safe, and fun learning environment for all students. How do you change your seating without creating a classroom management nightmare? How do you find time for Brain/Movement Breaks? Why should Yoga and Meditation be incorporated into your classroom? These questions will be answered and resources will be shared to help guide you on this journey.

Participants will be able to identify a variety of seating options available through different sources.
Participants will learn different strategies and frameworks for implementation of Flexible/Alternative Seating.
Participants will learn how to incorporate Brain/Movement Breaks into their classroom easily.
Participants will learn the benefits of utilizing Yoga and Meditation in the classroom with their students.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Lowery

Anna Lowery

3rd Grade Math/Sci/SS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1412

8:30am

Bridging to STAAR using Strategy, Groups and Guided Reading
This session is focused on new to 3rd-5th  grade teachers wanting to bridge the gap to reading STAAR.

Participants will explore critical components and instructional strategies for bridging the gap to STAAR within strategy groups. Topics will include flexible grouping, using data, example lessons for strategies and skills.

Speakers
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Michele Nance

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1227

8:30am

Character based text talks
"During the session, we will outline the process for selecting character-based texts that are shared monthly with teachers and students by the leadership team. The session will include book selection, text talk lesson planning, sample lesson via video, and testimony to the process. This process benefits learners academically by highlighting Tier 2 vocabulary in the text, as well as, focuses on core values. These texts assist with creating common language across the campus and are also mentor texts to support reading and writing instruction. We will have an instructional coach and campus administrator presenting to share their personal testimony and perspective of the process. This session is for teachers, administrators and counselors who want to learn about Character-based Text Talks and how to utilize them on your campus."

Speakers
avatar for Angela Deschner

Angela Deschner

Ross Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5328

8:30am

Class Dojo
Using a Classroom Management Tool to Help Build Character! Participants will have a deep understanding of Class Dojo and all the ways you can use it to benefit the classroom with Character Development. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Harrell

Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5428

8:30am

Fooling around with math tools to represent and solve story problems K/1st
Math tools...how do I use them to support the process standards and the journey students must take from concrete to representational to abstract?  Come 'fool around" with math tools and develop your skills for supporting the use of tools with students.  During the sessions we focus on problems that continue to be difficult for our students on end of the year assessments.  This session will make strong connections to Universal Design and SPED accommodations.

Participants will be exposed to numerous math tools that are available for supporting math story problems.
Participants will use math tools to represent and solve story problems for their respective grade levels.
Participants will leave with mentor examples of this process for their respective grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell

ESC, CCISD
Rachel Powell is an Elementary Mathematics Coordinator for Clear Creek ISD.  She has taught 7th - 9th grade mathematics for 3 years and 4th-5th grade mathematics for 12 years.  Her other roles have been: GT Specialist and  Math Instructional Coach.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME Library

8:30am

Literacy station scaffolds
How to improve your literacy stations using scaffolds to support the needs of a variety of learners.  Participants will engage in meaningful conversation about literacy stations and plan how to implement scaffolds in their upcoming unit. 

Speakers
avatar for Annelisse Smith

Annelisse Smith

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5321

8:30am

Math Problem? Here’s how to solve it- Revealing the power of beaded number lines in grades 2 and 3
Number lines are an essential tool for representing and solving math situations, take your students strategies further than you imagined by using this tool for skip counting, place value, rounding, adding, subtracting, number patterns, multiplication, division and more!  "Participants will learn how to utilize beaded number lines for whole group and small group instruction Participants will experience multiple hands on learning opportunities that connect multiple math concepts Participants will utilize data and TEKS to design a guided math station utilizing beaded number lines "

Speakers
avatar for Erika Bondy

Erika Bondy

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5327

8:30am

Multiplication Fluency
In this session we will investigate how to develop multiplication fluency. Participants will:
  • Discover new strategies
  • Learn about fluency without fear
  • Experience the progression of multiplication
  • Explore DreamBox with a fluency lens

Speakers
avatar for Heather Danek

Heather Danek

Math Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4524

8:30am

Perfecting Your Progressions; Data Collection Made Easy
We will be sharing our progression notebooks, and checklist.  How to stream line keeping track of data, and progressions to be able to quickly find what you need for report cards, progress reports, parent conferences, and SST.  Everything (almost) in on place. Teachers will leave felling empowered to keep track of progressions, and data in a clean streamlined notebook, or spiral. 

Speakers
KS

Katherine Short

Ed White Elementary, CCISD
BM

Brenda Magee

teacher, CCISD
FM

Felicia Morgan

Kindergarten Teacher
LR

Lyzette Ruiz

CCISD Teacher- Ed White


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5613

8:30am

Supporting Goal Oriented & Reflective Learners with Seesaw
Seesaw is a digital portfolio and student engagement app with a variety of ways to capture student work and thought processes.  We will look at the different tools Seesaw has to offer and go into how to create activities for your students that are aligned with district curriculum.  There will also information on how to integrate a variety of other learning applications as digital product options for students. Participants will learn how to add activities to their classroom journals in Seesaw.  Participants will learn how to create their own activities for class use and how to differentiate activities for specific student learning needs and goals.  Participants will identify new learning technology apps and learn how to share products from outside application onto Seesaw digital portfolios.

Speakers
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Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4319

8:30am

5C's: Building Character, Culture, & Climate in our Classrooms and Campus
"Developing and fostering positive classroom culture that promotes high character values leads to more opportunities for students to positively connect with the content, their peers and teachers. In return, when students and staff feel safe, valued, cared for, engaged, and respected, learning measurably increases, and academic achievements advances.  In this session, we will identify and analyze the importance of culture and climate, and it's relationship with character. We will also examine small ways and opportunities to build and foster positive relationships inside the classrooms that lead to a positive culture and campus climate.  In effect, character values are modeled and implemented to maintain a positively enriched campus." "- Understand and analyze the importance of culture & climate inside the classroom - Identify and practice strategies to create and maintain a positive culture utilizing character modeling and developing - Make your school’s mission and vision visible to community members "

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
Kylie Kunefke is a graduate of Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas. Kunefke attended Sam Houston State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Immediately upon graduation from SHSU, Kunefke earned her teaching certification, and began... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5417

8:30am

Connecting Mathematics and Coding
Students develop logic skills by using a TI calculator to code. We will also show how to graph piecewise functions on the TI calculator to help students understand domain and range. create a lesson to use in your classroom.

Speakers
PW

Patricia White

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4430

8:30am

Homer, Virgil and Workshop: Guided-Choice Book Clubs in HS Pre-AP/GT English
This session will explore book clubs’ potential to motivate Pre-AP/GT students to engage with pre-twentieth-century works of literature and to collaborate on making sense of these challenging texts. Participants will examine samples of student reading logs, video clips of book club seminars, and student feedback on the book club format. Handouts will include reading and discussion logs, protocols, and recommendations for book club routines. Participants will experience book club routines firsthand when exploring short texts in small groups. 

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Bondar

Natalia Bondar

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4526

8:30am

Understanding Approaches to Rhetorical Appeals
Participants will hear from AP Exam readers on the topic of rhetorical analysis and the most common mistakes seen on the exam. We will also discuss effective ways to plan for teaching rhetorical choices that create the appeals of pathos, ethos, and logos.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the most current thinking gleaned from College Board trainings on rhetorical choices to better align with leading students to do well on this particular essay on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Humphrey

Jennifer Humphrey

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5529

8:30am

Winning Tactics for Tweens and Teens
Learn about simple strategies to combat the everyday common types of behavior struggles for secondary students. Topics include test anxiety, prioritization skills, and time management skill building. Participants will become familiar with some coping mechanisms used to lower anxiety, learn deep breathing techniques, and review the relationship between parts of the brain and behavior.

Speakers
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Kimberly Blanchard

Stewart Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5528

8:30am

Best Books for Intermediate Students
Great books that emphasize character and core values in intermediate students.  Participants will have a list of books to share with their students.

Speakers
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Judy Paulson

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD
CM

Cheryl Marcum

Bayside, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5411

8:30am

Brain Hacks to Fill the Gaps!
Interested in learning how the brain learns to identify and meet the learning gaps of your students?  This session will demonstrate teacher tested techniques that utilize brain research to effectively enable students to work more efficiently and be able to retain more detailed information.  By establishing a student-centered learning environment that allows students to navigate a unit of study more independently, the teacher can spend more time working with small groups and individual conferencing to increase rigor of assignments without placing more stress on the students.  Individual conferencing enables the teacher to develop connections with students beyond the content and increase student engagement. Participants will leave session with several quick to implement teaching techniques that align with district curriculum that can easily become part of their next week’s lessons.

Speakers
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Debra Carr

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4517

8:30am

Math Talks in the middle grades
In this session, we will discuss using math talks to begin your daily class in the place of a traditional warm-up. Math talks gives gives students an opportunity to discuss their thinking and strategies with a partner, group, or whole class. It increases their conceptual knowledge and number sense.  Participants will leave with resources to help them start using math talks in their classroom, and participants will understand the benefit and value of math talks. 


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5311

8:30am

Reading for Meaning for Mathematics Problem-solving
Reading for Meaning for Mathematics Problem-solving is to incorporate successful students in understanding to read rich text in mathematical word problems. Teachers will learn how to help all students develop a strategic approach to mathematical reading without taking valuable focus away from the content itself. The  session will focus on critical questions and teach students to slow down their thinking, form and support hypotheses, and explain their interpretation using evidence.  Mathematical Goal:  We will increase and incorporate reading comprehension strategies to allow students to be proficient and successful in mathematics problem-solving with the use of collecting evidence. 

Speakers
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Stephanie Vega

Clear Lake Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4610

8:30am

Research Tools for Intermediate Students
What 21st Century digital tools are you using to help your students identify credible sources, keep track of their research, and build bibliographies? This session will help you find and learn the basics of online resources including archives and databases, as well as tools for digital notetaking and source citation in multiple formats such as MLA and APA.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Baxter

Ruth Baxter

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD
I teach 8th WAVE Humanities and 6th WAVE World Cultures at Westbrook Intermediate. I have been a WAVE teacher since 1999. This is my 25th year teaching. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence/social studies. I am happy to help with questions about National Board... Read More →
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Genna Rooke

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
BSI 2312

8:30am

Automated Grading of Worksheets in ItsLearning with Data Analysis
Learn how to transform paper worksheets into a self graded assignment in itslearning.  Then use the resulting data from that assignment to differentiate and guide instruction. Be able to create itslearning tests with confidence.  Be able to analyze the results to differentiate instruction.

Speakers
CZ

Christopher Zachow

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5512

8:30am

Book Tastings, Book Talks and Reader's Theater
A review of Book Tastings, Book Talks, and Reader's Theater designed to give teachers ideas to utilize students' self-selected reading in ways that can encourage reflection, connection, and assessment.

Participants will review and understand the procedures of book tastings, book talks, and readers' theater. Participants will actively participate in each process and will receive resources to facilitate using these strategies in their own classrooms.

Speakers
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Sandra Murphy

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1214

8:30am

Career/Education opportunities for your students in the PetroChem Industry
Industry representatives will present the opportunities available for CCISD students in the PetroChem industry and dispel the myths associated with the skills needed for careers in this field.  Participants will come out with an understanding of the opportunities available to our students for careers in the petrochemical industry and contact information to be able to present to their students to meet TEK requirements for career connections (e.g., Chemistry 3(E) describe the connection between chemistry and future careers).

Speakers
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Gina Rico

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5320

8:30am

Genius Hour in Secondary
Genius Hour is an inquiry based research project where students are encouraged to study what ever they are interested in or passionate about.  Students identify their interests and passions and then go through a student created inquiry plan that culminates with a presentation of learning.  This session will cover our theory behind why we chose to implement Genius Hour, how it has evolved since we introduced it to our students three years ago, and the benefits it could have in any core classroom at any grade level. Participants will be given an overview of the process that we have used to implement Genius Hour.  Participants will also be given resources and/or tools that we created, gleaned, and utilized over the course of our journey in order for participants to implement Genius Hour in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Keely Gaertner

Keely Gaertner

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4527

8:30am

Leading With Your Eyes Wide Open
We Lead How We Perceive. How we see those we teach or work with will have an impact on how effectively we lead them.  In this activity-driven session, we'll take a look at how perceptions are formed, how value is assigned,  and how being aware of these things can help us make better connections with those we lead. Participants will walk away with more awareness of how perceptions are formed and how to to make genuine connections with those we lead. 

Speakers
avatar for Donna Stone

Donna Stone

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5525

8:30am

Mobius Strips and Paper Folding - Explore Higher Level Reasoning
Promote higher level reasoning in your math students through a variety of paper folding activities that include the Mobius Strip.  Twist and cut your way to an engaged classroom.    Participants will be able to conduct an engaging discovery math lesson focused on higher level thinking and reasoning utilizing the concept of a Mobius Strip.

Speakers
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Kathleen Gandin

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5607

8:30am

Naviance beginning with the end in mind
Explanation of why we use Naviance for high school students and the tools available to incorporate classroom instruction.   understand the use of Naviance for career and college planning and how to use the tools such as goal setting, resume building, road trip nation video clips over careers and supermatch for college search options

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Nylen

Natalie Nylen

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
LS

Linda Smith

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5324

8:30am

Personal Wellness for Educators
We will present information on personal wellness, including coloring/drawing, yoga, stretching, breathing, setting the tone in your classroom with sound and light, and tips for adding a little time to your day that can be used for wellness. Participants will learn wellness tips and skills as well as information on how to find that missing few minutes a day for yourself.

Speakers
KW

Kerry Whitfill

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5526

8:30am

Socratic Seminar
We will introduce and lead participants through a Socratic seminar (a student-centered discussion utilizing close reading and student-generated questions) and show how it can be used with a variety of texts.  In Socratic seminars, students explore deeper levels of thinking through a thoughtful dialogue. Participants will be able to incorporate Socratic seminars into their classes using a variety of texts.

Speakers
BH

Brittany Hobratschk

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5414

8:30am

Socratic Seminar: Scaffolding for Student Led Learning (1 hour GT credit)
Want to embrace student driven learning but don’t know where to start?  Implement a Socratic seminar in your own classroom.  Attendees will be guided through the process, start to finish.  Suggestions for different subject areas will be provided and attendees will actively participate in a Socratic seminar.

Attendees will leave the session prepared to conduct/plan a Socratic seminar with their own students including sources for articles and topic ideas.

Speakers
AM

Alison McKinney

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1229

8:30am

StarLab digital the new secondary science star dome
Come and see the new secondary science StarLab. We have a new and improved dome and a new digital projector with pre-loaded programs for science. Teachers will experience the new star dome to see the ease of access for all students. Teachers will gain an understanding of the new digital programs offered by our new StarLab and how these programs may enhance their teaching. Teachers will learn about future checkout procedures and timelines for availability of the StarLab for the 2019-20 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

8th Grade Science, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
BSI Teaching Theater

8:30am

Student Talk > Teacher Talk
Do you ever pose a question to your students and get blank stares in return? Are students reluctant to engage with your content and each other? Come and discover fun ways to get students moving, laughing, connecting with their peers and most importantly talking about and engaging with your content. These strategies come from secondary World Language and Cultures classrooms and examples will be applied to all content areas.  "Participants will... ...consider the purpose and benefits of incorporating movement and student talk into daily lessons.  ...identify strategies to incorporate purposeful movement and student talk into daily lessons in order increase engagement and student achievement.  ...leave with a tool box of easy to implement ideas to immediately begin using in class. "

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Tran

Gloria Tran

Spanish Teacher- Clear Brook High School, CCISD
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Assistant Principal, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5516

8:30am

Teach Like a PIRATE: an Overview
This workshop focuses on the Dave Burgess's NY Times bestseller, "Teach Like a PIRATE".  Burgess says, "Like pirating, teaching is an adventure full of challenges and excitement.  The way you approach your adventure can mean the difference between being shipwrecked on Burnout Island or finding buried treasure."  Tap into your passion as a teacher with ideas on developing creative presentations and establishing rapport with your students and learn how to transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. Participants will learn strategies on drawing students into their lessons.  This includes inspiration, practical techniques and innovative ideas that can transform their thinking on being an educator.

Speakers
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Susannah Holmes

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4528

8:30am

Teaching the Inclusive Classroom
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your lessons and give your students a greater role in their instruction and learning. Participants will learn how to chunk units, give short and effective notes/lessons, assess students in alternate ways other than the standard test and give control of learning to your students and be a facilitator. Make instruction and assessment go hand in hand.

Speakers
avatar for Lea Nicholson

Lea Nicholson

SPED teacher, CCISD
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Katherine Pozuc

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5511

8:30am

Use Delta Math for Instant Feedback
Delta math is a free online program in which you can customize your own assignments. Once an assignment is created you are able to share it with your team. The students get immediate feedback with step by step instructions on how to solve each problem. This is an awesome tool to use in a math classroom, and the students love it! Participants will create an account, and start building assignments that are aligned to their TEKS for their classroom. They will also learn how to share assignments with other teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie Weldon

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4615

8:30am

Using Lead4Ward to Improve Instruction
Lead4ward offers a multitude of resources for educators. This session will explore how to navigate the resources and how to use them in order to plan, deliver and evaluate instruction and assessment.
-Learn how to navigate the lead4ward app and website.
-Explore the instructional strategies playlist and how to implement the strategies in any content area.
- Learn how to utilize data collection resources to drive instruction and promote student ownership of learning. 

Speakers
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Erin Schmidt

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4519

8:30am

Lockdown Table Top Scenarios
Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF Library

8:30am

Are the Kids Alright? Mental Health and Trauma Informed Classrooms
For many children exposure to trauma can lead to learning and behavior problems. Trauma is particularly challenging for educators to address because kids often don’t express the distress they’re feeling in a way that’s easily recognizable; instead they hide their pain behind defiance, aggression, irritability, or withdrawing from others. This session with discuss the science of trauma and its effect on brain development and strategies any teacher can implement in a classroom to become trauma-informed. This session is open to all conference participants. Teachers from these campuses must attend this session (1) time during the conference: Bayside INT; Brookside INT; League City ELEM; Mossman ELEM; Parr ELEM;  Wedgewood INT. 

Speakers
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Natalie Uranga

ESC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF Band

8:30am

Autism 101
By the end of this training, you should be able to:
–Know more about the basics of Autism.
–Understand the different characteristics and behaviors associated with autism.
–Walk away with behavior and academic strategies for the classroom.
–Have a better understanding of responding to different behaviors.
–Apply best practices for the classroom –Increase academic engagement –Supporting student with Autism on my campus,


Speakers
avatar for Kourtney Arlan

Kourtney Arlan

SLL-Instructional Specialist, CCISD
avatar for Jacqueline Nelson

Jacqueline Nelson

SLL-Instructional Specialist, CCISD
Who We Are?Instructional Specialists-Structured Learning Labs (SLL)Jackie Nelson, M.S.Ed. Special Education LeadershipKourtney Arlan, M.Ed. Special Education Specializing in Autism


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4629

8:30am

Building a digital readers/writers notebook
"Take your Reader/Writer notebook online! Student work is saved automatically. Assignments are immediately assessed in real-time. Data and conference notes collected seamlessly during instruction. Reader/Writer workshops are the perfect place to fully embrace and utilize the technology tools to enhance student experiences and support instruction.  During this two-part session, we will explore the possibilities and flexibility of digital tools in an integrated digital notebook for ELAR courses. For the first half of the session, we will walk through real, working examples of a Reader/Writer notebook. Then, use the second half of the time as a workshop to brainstorm, plan and create your own digital notebook using step-by-step instructions with instructor and peer support. " Participants will explore the possibilities, value, and flexibility of using OneNote Classroom as a Reader/Writer notebook across older grade levels. During this session participants will see examples of working notebooks, identify the possibilities of a digital notebook in their own classrooms, and receive step-by-step on how to set up a classroom notebook and how to use its features. Participants will also have a workshop time to brainstorm, plan and create a classroom notebook with the instructor and peer support. 

Speakers
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Rebecca Garland

Clear View HS, Clear View High School


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5317

8:30am

Classroom Design for Student Success and Well-Being
A thoughtfully designed classroom will positively impact students' academic, social, behavioral, and emotional well-being. In this session participants will learn how classroom design affects students and teachers in various ways, including the impact of flexible and traditional seating, color, clutter, instructional material display, organization, volume, lighting, and more.  "*Assess their own classroom designs *Learn some of the behavioral, emotional, academic, and social effects of classroom design *Learn how to structure flexible seating for success *Discover online design tools for planning a classroom makeover *Connect with funding sources for classroom furniture for flexible seating *Create a vision board for your new classroom"

Speakers
avatar for Annalisa Hardy

Annalisa Hardy

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5615

8:30am

Developing focused and authentic collaboration using protocols
Hear from instructional coaches who recognized a need to support teams in productive, results-based conversations.  Learn how their efforts to implement protocols supported teams in building collective responsibility and in creating goals of improving student outcomes and equity for all students. Experience how team members felt about the process and how the use of protocols strengthened the team's ability to effectively use collaborative time.  Participants will be able to identify where there is a need to implement protocols to ensure continuous improvement and learning within their teams. Participants will be able to apply knowledge of protocols to promote a culture of learning. Participants will leave with a protocol that they can immediately implement with their teams to improve educator effectiveness. 

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Pattat

Tracy Pattat

Math Instructional Coach, CCISD - Clear Creek High School
avatar for Andrea Gautney

Andrea Gautney

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5619

8:30am

Food for Thought
Snacking doesn't have to be a BAD thing. In fact, some snacks are rich in essential nutrients. However, if nutritious food doesn't taste good, then it won't benefit anyone because no one will eat it. In this session, participants will learn how to make two popular, DELICIOUS and healthy dips: Salsa and Hummus. Participants will use their laptops to look up nutrients present in the dips, observe a cooking demo on how to make the dips, and then will prepare and eat the dips. Each participant will take home 2 recipes - and maybe some leftovers. Participants will learn about essential nutrients present in some of our favorite snack foods: Salsa and Hummus. Participants will use technology to find the nutrients, observe a food demo, and then will have a hands-on opportunity to prepare the dips. Instructional best practices include using technology (looking up the nutrients in the dips), modeling (demo), providing necessary reference material (recipes), application and techinical skills (making the dips), and giving choices (choosing which dip to make). Delivered in Clear Falls Food Lab.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Morris

Emily Morris

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4422

8:30am

Hat Tricks - Facilitating Real Change Through Progressive Discussion
Need decision making skills? Are you focused on "what it is" rather than "what it can be?"
Use the Six Thinking Hats System to discover how parallel thinking focused around flexible systems and processes leads to creativity and innovation!
Participants will experience a technique that can be used to increase team and classroom productivity for all educators in any content area.
You will identify and articulate ideas from multiple perspectives and collaborate in an environment that allows for equal participation and individual voice...and wear hats!

Speakers
LG

Laura Glardon, Ed.D.

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4417

8:30am

Inclusion Evolution: Embracing the Possibilities
All people are people first. We all want to belong. We have strengths and weaknesses and our own individual potential to be great people and to live the lives we want. We can all lead happy and fulfilling lives, supported by those around us to be successful adults. It is up to all of us to examine our own core beliefs and to spread the word of the least dangerous assumption. In this session participants will view then discuss several thought-provoking videos that will demonstrate the positive impact students with disabilities have on their classroom- especially their peers. We hope you'll join us for this inspiring session!

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Moore

Cheryl Moore

Elementary Instructional Specialist, CCISD
avatar for Carissa Petersen

Carissa Petersen

Elementary Instructional Specialist, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
BSI 2340

8:30am

Listen, Linda! Empathic Listening and Conflict Resolution in the Classroom
"Have you ever been speaking to someone about something sensitive and you could tell that they weren't really listening? Have you ever been listening to someone speak and all you could think was ""What's for dinner?"" or ""My 4th-period class was today?"" What about when your husband or wife complained to you about something that you did, but all you could think of was how long it had been since they did ________? Emphatic listening builds trust and respect between people. It creates a safe environment by encouraging people to be open and honest about their thoughts and feelings. It moves past the surface of transparency and into the power of vulnerability. However, emphatic listening does not come naturally to people. It is a practice that must be studied, applied, repeated, and evaluated over the course of time. By examining our own listening practices as educators, we can promote a culture of emphatic listening in our classroom and throughout our school. Furthermore, we can support students in addressing struggles using an emphatic listening conflict resolution protocol." Participants will learn the foundation of emphatic listening, practice emphatic listening, learn an emphatic listening conflict resolution protocol, and practice implementing the protocol in the classroom.

Speakers
CM

Cynthia Merrifeld

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5416

8:30am

Managing Stress in Your Life
Learn the science behind stress and why it's so important to get control of the amount of stress you have right now. Learn some simple ways to reduce stress at work and in your personal life.   Participants will gain basic knowledge of how stress effects the brain and the body; discover their current stress level and determine how it is effecting their well being; and learn and practice some simple ways to reduce stress in their lives. 


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5624

8:30am

Movement is Magic, Not Your Average PL Session
Bring your cozy pants, tennis shoes and get ready to MOVE!  Teachers will learn great wake up movement activities and stretches for both classroom, stage and activities. We will also learn musical theatre movement numbers for fun.  Imagine how teachers can add movement to a lesson that they teach. 

Speakers
avatar for Andree Newport

Andree Newport

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
BSI Practice Gym

8:30am

Stop the Bleed
"Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, front line aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur. Eligible participants are any individuals who may be called upon to assist with trauma patients while waiting for first response or EMS to arrive. The course has been designed for participants who have received little or no prior medical training. Examples of potential participants include teachers, taxi drivers, train station attendants, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers. Information above is taken from the Stop the Bleed Instructor Guide and Brief Background Information Promotional Material "

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Salinas

Kristin Salinas

Outreach Athletic Trainer-Clear Creek High School, Houston Methodist


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
BSI 2319

8:30am

Using Outlook to become organized or teach organization skills
Demonstrating the use of Microsoft Outlook's Calendar and Tasks functions to increase personal organization skills. Can be used for self-development or to teach students.  Use of Office365 as a variation will also be presented.

...demonstrate proactivity by entering events, appointments and deadlines into Microsoft Outlook-Calendar and task prioritization by entering tasks in Microsoft Outlook-Tasks.  

Speakers
avatar for Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson

Instructor, Leadership Development, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
SME 1032

8:30am

YES Club: Yoga Empowering Students
This class will inform the learner on how the YES Club started at Weber Elementary. Yoga breathing, poses and their benefits will be discussed and practiced. The first 30 minutes of class will be based on the benefits of yoga in the schools. The second part of class is an hour of yoga that will enable the participants to practice the depth and breath of yoga poses and breathing. The final minutes of class will allow for a savasana meditation.  Participants will learn how yoga assists students in using breath and poses to minimize stress and find mindfulness in the school setting. The participants will practice yoga and use breath to meditate. The practice will allow the participant to experience yoga at any skill level. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez

Weber Elementary, CCISD and RYT-200
Bring your yoga mat or a towel. The assigned room does not have carpet. Contact me at mchavez if you have any questions. Thanks.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5625

8:30am

Become Iconic!: Differentiating and Tiering Using Depth and Complexity Icons
Do you ever struggle to meet the needs of all your kiddos? Learn to introduce and integrate Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity icons to tier and differentiate learning experiences. Depth and complexity icons can be used in Pre-K to 5th grade classrooms to promote critical thinking in an EASY and powerful way.  Learn to meet all your students needs through the use of depth and complexity icons across curriculum. You will leave with the tools and knowledge to implement differentiation and tiering in your classroom. 

Counts toward 6 hour GT update!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Orozco

Sarah Orozco

Ed White Elementary, CCISD
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Ashley Carroll

Advanced Academics Specialist, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5628

8:30am

Bibliotheraphy:  The ART of Solving Problems through Directed Reading 
"Do you love to read? Do books sometimes seem to speak to you or to a situation? Have you ever said, “That describes me perfectly?”  Come explore books and ways to incorporate books into your classroom for various social/emotional situations and character pillar lessons.  You will learn several strategies along with incorporating Kaplan’s depth and complexity icons to provide opportunities for differentiating curriculum." Understand how bibliotherapy can be used in the classroom to assist students with their social and emotional needs.You will receive 2 hours of GT credit with the opportunity to earn an additional hour as well. 

Speakers
NH

Nancy Hough

Furguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4407

8:30am

Challenge with Choice 2hr GT Update
Do you want to add challenge to your classroom? Join us as we learn the process that goes into designing purposeful menus for your students. Learn the models and how we embed the layers of thinking. Finally, work with colleagues to create your own menus to implement in your classroom.

Developing menus that align with the TEKS
Incorporating higher-level thinking layers into lessons
Counts toward GT 6 Hour Update


Speakers
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Dalena Ryskoski

Advanced Academics, Clear Creek ISD
Dalena Ryskoski, an Advanced Academics Specialist in Clear Creek ISD, has over 10 years of experience. Her experience ranges from self-contained classroom teacher, Advanced Academics Specialist K-5, and an experienced UHCL presenter, in and out of district presenter.
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Blythe Brown

Advanced Academics, Clear Creek ISD
Blythe Brown is an Advanced Academics Specialist in Clear Creek ISD and has 20 years of experience teaching gifted children. Blythe has presented at TAGT for 4 years, sharing her love of innovative ideas. Her experience ranges from self contained upper elementary, Math Coach, Advanced... Read More →
avatar for Bianca Zelenski

Bianca Zelenski

Advanced Academics, Clear Creek ISD
Bianca Zelenski, an Advanced Academics Specialist in Clear Creek ISD, has over 10 years of experience focused on the needs of ESL students. Her experience ranges from self-contained classroom teacher, Advanced Academics Specialist K-5, and an experienced district presenter.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
SME 1025

8:30am

Engaging Student Perspectives to Foster Meaningful Academic Conversations
Come explore ways to incorporate images as a means to foster meaningful student conversation.  Participants will learn simple, proven ideas to engage students in purposeful conversations across all curriculum areas.   "Teacher Outcome: Participants will explore how Visual Thinking Strategies help promote oral fluency and accuracy in student expressions.   Student Outcome: Thinking will be visible and target language development in order to enhance critical thinking skills of ALL Learners (AL) and engage them in real-life communication.  "

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4433

8:30am

Getting Comfy with Cuisenaire Rods Grades 3-4
Have you ever asked yourself – “What in the world do I do with all these Cuisinaire rods?” During this session, we are going to look at some of the many ways Cuisinaire rods could and should be used in your classroom daily.

Participants will leave with a deep understanding of how to implement Cuisenaire rods into their classrooms to engage students in a new way. They will have a better understanding of how the tool connects to the current CCISD curricululum. In addition, teachers will walk away activities to use as a mini-lesson or during guided math stations.

Speakers
KC

Kathy Colivas

Landolt Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
SME 1212

8:30am

ItsLearning - What do you do with polls, surveys and polls after you create them
" Use the data from itsLearning polls, surveys, & tests to show evidence of student learning on  Skills/Progressions. Learn how to create a poll, survey and test. " " Participants will learn how to use the data from itsLearning polls, surveys, & tests to show evidence of student learning on Skills/Progressions to create personalized learning, small groups and formative assessments. Practice creating polls, surveys and test to become comfortable with when and how to use them. Participants will leave with a poll, survey or test that they can use with the students. "

Speakers
TD

Tracy Dalton

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4608

8:30am

Let's Start Talking!
Participants will experience engaging techniques to encourage students to actively participate in meaningful conversations in their classrooms.  Participants will walk away with several techniques that they will be able to implement in the classrooms right away. 

Speakers
KR

Karla Rodriguez

EL Coach, CCISD
BV

Brandi Victorian

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4432

8:30am

Shared Reading
This session will take a look at how shared reading can be used to teach most of the reading progressions including comprehension, decoding, phonics principles, phonological awareness, and fluency. Participants will leave with a clear idea of how progressions can be taught through shared reading.

Speakers
KB

Katie Brinkley

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4408

8:30am

Student Agency Using Dojo/SeeSaw Portfolios
Join us to dive into student agency and the different elements that feed into growing agency in our students with the integration of digital portfolios.  See how students can post elements in their portfolios that demonstrate mastery, track goals, and provide opportunities for student reflection.

Speakers
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Jillian Moore

Ross Elementary, CCISD
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Erika Linderman

1st Grade Teacher


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
BSI 2345

8:30am

Vocabulary Workstation Rotation
Learning academic and tested vocabulary in a variety of ways will help meet students’ specific learning styles and needs. Vocabulary workstations are an excellent instructional technique for the active, student-centered classroom. Regardless of the grade, unit, or topic, a well-developed set of activity stations will greatly improve your students’ mastery of vocabulary. In this workshop, participants will rotate through a series of vocabulary workstations to experience and employ them in their own classrooms. "1. Experience vocabulary workstation rotations. 2. Examine and construct vocabulary workstation activities. 3. Discuss management and implementation ideas for workstation activities. 4. Participants are to bring a vocabulary list for a future unit to use in designing their own station activities."

Speakers
AL

Anita Lewis

Westbrook, CCISD


Handout docx

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5626

8:30am

Cross Curricular Sheltered Instruction: Practical Examples and Applications
Sheltered instruction teachers use linguistic accommodations to make content comprehensible and help their English learners develop academic language each and every day. In this session, we will model specific sheltered instruction strategies in different content areas.  The model lessons will be delivered in foreign languages and participants will experience the English learners’ perspective.  The participants will get the opportunity to debrief, brainstorm, and create model lessons that incorporate powerful sheltered strategies for their content area.

Speakers
AB

Adrian Bidulescu

EL Instructional Coach, Clear Lake HS
MW

Maria Woodall

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4431

8:30am

Developing Strength, Speed and Agility for the Intermediate Athlete
This session is designed to help coaches train intermediate athletes in the areas of strength, speed, agility and nutrition.  We will discuss and demonstrate activities used during the athletic period.  Participants will learn program design and organization, testing of athletes in various drills/exercises, and program evaluation.
We will have opportunities for attendees to participate in activities.  Please dress accordingly

Speakers
CG

Cindy Gravely

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
BSI Competition Gym / Weight Room

8:30am

Growth Mindsets
Implementing a growth mindset. Are you interested in exploring what a growth mindset can look like in the high school classroom? How do we help our students believe they can be successful?  In this session, I will share some practical and effective growth mindset strategies I have incorporated into my instruction.  You will have some time to prepare an activity to take back to your students.

Speakers
JT

Jacqueline Thompson

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5627

8:30am

I can align and differentiate units
In this session we will look at the I can statements for our content and how to make utilize those on a day to day basis.  We will look into aligning units by how we teach, what activities we do, and how we assess based on those I can statements.  We will then stretch ourselves into looking at how we can differentiate our activities based on how students pre-test for each I can statement. "Participants will understand how to I can align a unit. Participants will pick a unit to I can align. Participants will understand how to differentiate a unit based on how their students score on an I can aligned pretest."

Speakers
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Tara Gustafson

Clear Falls HS, CCISD
I have been teaching IPC for three years and spent one year teaching English to At Risk middle school students in HISD. I aspire to have all of my students completely in control of their own learning and know where their strengths and weaknesses lie. All the strategies I use in... Read More →



Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4624

8:30am

Investigating Neutral Buoyancy: Hands-On, Authentic Learning for Math and Science Students
When preparing for space missions, NASA astronauts visit the Neutral Buoyancy Pool to simulate the feeling of working aboard the International Space Station.  In this activity, participants will have to think like NASA engineers to use Neutral Buoyancy to make predictions and test hypotheses.  Participants will investigate the forces acting on a buoyant object to determine from a scatter plot the best fit line using technology.  In the activity, participants will explore the relationship between volume and mass as they predict the exact mass needed to sink an object to the water’s surface, simulating neutral buoyancy.  Participants will utilize concepts from Geometry and Algebra as well as technology for finding the best fit line (linear regression) to help them in the problem solving process.   "Participants will experience an instructional best practice lesson that unites Math and Science concepts.  Participants will experience an authentic, real-world activity working with linear regression and technology that supports student learning.  Participants will use a free, web-based technology application (Desmos) that can greatly impact teaching and learning in the areas of Math and Science. "

Speakers
SK

Stacey Karpowicz-Boring

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5622

8:30am

Learning Pathways: Your First Steps in the Journey
Thinking about using Learning Pathways in your course?  This session will provide launching points and questions to ensure that you maximize the effectiveness of your objectives from the first time the students press play.  

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Chase

Kelly Chase

Learning Technology Coach, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
BSI 2342

8:30am

Relationship Building Instructional Strategies for the High School Teacher
Ever wonder how to authentically build relationships and develop character at the high school level? What are some ways to truly “know” your students? Come to this session where participants will experience relationship building instructional strategies through the lens of the student. Relationship building instructional strategies include: door greetings, temperature checks, supported student conversations, and confidence trackers. Participants will engage in three levels of these strategies and a reflective conversation about it felt to be a student in a classroom structured in this way. Participants will need devices. "-The participants will experience relationship building instructional strategies for different skill levels of implementation. -The participants will review a repository of resources for implementing these instructional strategies in their own classrooms. -The participants will leave having made a plan for implementing one or more of these strategies with their students. "

Speakers
MD

Megan Dulude

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 5312

8:30am

Just Breathe: Self Care with Yoga and Aromatherapy
Come learn the benefits of Yoga and taking the time to do mindful breathing throughout your day. Teachers dedicate themselves to others all day, everyday. It is important to take the time to pour into yourself. (Refill your bucket!)
This 1 hour and 50 min class will give you tools and techniques to bring physical and mental wellness to your day. Beginner Yoga moves and aromatherapy to uplift you, and get you thinking and relaxing. Use these easy tools of Self Care so you can continue to nurture others.


Speakers
LB

Lynnea Barnes

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD
AR

Amy Robinson

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:25am
SME 1209

8:30am

Get More Math for NEW users
This session is intended for any teachers interested in learning how to use Get More Math. Those who teach math in grades 1 through Algebra 1 are welcome to attend. Please bring charge laptop with Java updated from the software center.

Learn how to use Get More Math in classroom and use the technology for use of formative assessment and spiral review based on individual student needs. 

Speakers
DF

Dara Ferguson

Bayside, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
SME 1213

8:30am

Conscious Discipline: Brain Based Social Emotional Learning Workshop
"Personal transformation is vital for embedding resilience in our families, schools, communities. This courses purpose will be teaching some implementation structures for safety, connection, and problem solving.  (Wedgewood Elementary Teacher Presenting  K-5) *Safety: through self-regulation, enhances adults’ and children ability to recognize and manage physiological and emotional upset. *Connection: through creating a compassionate School Family culture (Classroom culture) cultural motivates adults and children’s willingness to engage in healthy relationships, help each other be successful and change perceptions about conflict. *Problem Solving: through changing our response to conflict and upgrading social- emotional skills. Boost adult and children’s ability to adapt to changing situations… (Resiliency), Noticing vs. Judging actions. " "Participants will learn about: Conscious Discipline Brain State Model Participants will learn about: Five Steps to Self-Regulation (Safe Place, Breathing, Mindful C.D. language). Participants will learn about:  Four Elements of Connection (Brain Smart Start, I love you Rituals, Greetings/Goodbyes, Morning Meetings, Wish you well, Welcome back, Jobs, kindness tree, friends and family board. Participants will learn about:  Hands on visuals, and activities to meaningfuly connect to the 3 main components of this workshop:  Safety, Connection, Problem Solving. "

Speakers
LW

Lauren Wright-Switlik

Wedgewood Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
CF 5523

8:30am

Making Students' Thinking Visible in Science Grades 2-5
 Explore research-based strategies that can lead to deeper thinking and more personalized writing for all of your students. These explicit strategies will support your students in recording their own thinking in response to science learning experiences. Add to your tool box of ways to collect authentic “evidence of learning” for the learning progressions and making your students’ thinking more visible. This session is for teachers in grades 2-5. "Participants will learn and practice authentic strategies to support and grow their students in recording their thinking independently in  science notebooks in a variety of ways including using graphic organizers, vocabulary activities, structures for writing claims/evidence/ reasoning and  writing conclusions. "

Speakers
MB

Michelle Brown

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
CF 4306

8:30am

Phonological Awareness
This session not only defines phonological awareness and similar terms, but it also helps teachers learn how to teach their students these skills to mastery.  Teachers will leave with a better understanding of each skill set involved in phonological awareness as well as several activities and ideas on how to teach these skills.  Objectives covered - 1. Know what phonological awareness is 2. Know what phonological awareness is NOT. 3. Know why Phonological Awareness is Important. 4. Understand how to teach phonological awareness.
Phonological Awareness instruction is most helpful in grades kinder thru second, but older students who struggle can benefit from this instruction as well.

Speakers
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Jodi Low

Bay Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
CF 4623

8:30am

See Progress with Seesaw
Need an extra set of eyes to see all of the progress your students make? Need proof for progressions? Don't have "paperwork" to send home to parents? If you're anything like me, I struggle to check in with every student daily, what if students can check in and share their progress with you daily? What if I tell you that you can listen to your students when it's convenient for you? What if parents can see what their child is doing in the classroom when there aren't any papers to send home?

This session will show you how to use Seesaw (an iPad app) so that students can share their work, progress, assessments, and update their own data for you. This session will also look into Seesaw activities. These are activities that are pre-made and require NO WORK from the teacher but still allows you to check in and see student progress!

Participants will be able to set a Seesaw account.
Participants will be able to set up a Seesaw station for their classroom.
Participants will see examples and get ideas on how to use Seesaw to check in with students.
Participants will create 4+ ideas for use of Seesaw in their classroom.
Participants will be able to navigate through and select Seesaw activities that best fits their classroom needs. 

Speakers
avatar for Amber Norine

Amber Norine

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
SME 1224

8:30am

**RN/LVN Course ONLY** Health Services: Allergies and Case Study Review
We will be bringing in an allergist to present on immunotherapy and a professional case study review.

Speakers
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Marina Keeton

Lead Nurse, CCISD
avatar for Jerri Stepp

Jerri Stepp

Lead Nurse, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
CF 5521

8:30am

Behavior 101 for Secondary
Learn structures and strategies to eliminate and alleviate classroom disruptions and unwanted behavior.  Avoid power struggles and gain an understanding of how to teach appropriate student responses.  This training is for the new and more experienced teacher.  Many will leave saying "I don't know why I ever stopped doing _____" or "we havent' gotten training like this in years".  When a 40 year veteran teacher comes up and says "I learned something new today and I thought I knew it all when it comes to classroom management", that's when you know there is good material.

Speakers
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Tony Davila

Director, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
CF Auditorium

8:30am

Where Do I Begin? Providing Feedback to English Language Learners on their Writing
Teachers of English language learners frequently struggle with giving appropriate and helpful feedback on students' writing. This hands-on session introduces a protocol designed to help teachers provide feedback that is both appropriate to that students' language level and also helps the student improve their writing over time, emphasizing progress over perfection. Teachers will leave this session with a starting point for giving feedback, tools that can help during the process, and resources that detail the writing features of language learners at different levels. 

Speakers
avatar for William Chiang

William Chiang

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
AE

Amy Eck

EL Instructional Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
BSI 2306

8:30am

American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR and AED
Certify and train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitations (CPR). As well as the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Describe the importance of CPR and its impact on survival. Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR. Perform CPR (adult, child, infant). How to use and AED. Provide effective ventilation by using barrier devices. Participants will receive a certification card for BLS lasting 2 years before having to renew.

Speakers
ST

Steve Tran

Head Athletic Trainer - Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 12:30pm
SME Gym

8:30am

Youth Mental Health First Aide
We learn CPR and First Aid, this session teaches adults how to identify the signs and administer first aid for youth mental health. This is a must-attend session for parents with children. This is normally an 8-hour course, broken down in easy terms to understand. Participants will learn how to identify signs of mental health distress and how to administer appropriate support until a mental health provider can intervene.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:05pm
CF 5410

8:30am

Youth Mental Health First Aide
We learn CPR and First Aid, this session teaches adults how to identify the signs and administer first aid for youth mental health. This is a must-attend session for parents with children. This is normally an 8-hour course, broken down in easy terms to understand. Participants will learn how to identify signs of mental health distress and how to administer appropriate support until a mental health provider can intervene.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:05pm
CF 5408

8:30am

Youth Mental Health First Aide
We learn CPR and First Aid, this session teaches adults how to identify the signs and administer first aid for youth mental health. This is a must-attend session for parents with children. This is normally an 8-hour course, broken down in easy terms to understand. Participants will learn how to identify signs of mental health distress and how to administer appropriate support until a mental health provider can intervene.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:05pm
CF 5422

8:30am

Youth Mental Health First Aide
We learn CPR and First Aid, this session teaches adults how to identify the signs and administer first aid for youth mental health. This is a must-attend session for parents with children. This is normally an 8-hour course, broken down in easy terms to understand. Participants will learn how to identify signs of mental health distress and how to administer appropriate support until a mental health provider can intervene.


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:05pm
CF 5425

8:30am

**For GBCDHH Interpreters and Paraprofessional Staff only** Soft Skill in Sign Language Interpreting in Educational Settings
  1. This session will address ethics and soft skills for sign language interpreters in a variety educational settings, including professionalism and teaming.
  2. For GBCDHH interpreters and paraprofessional staff

Speakers
MD

Megan Dickey

Director of GBCDHH, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:05pm
CF 5315

8:30am

**Principals ONLY**Psycholological First Aide for Schools
Speakers
PE

Page Elgin

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 3:05pm
CF 4614

9:35am

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
7 Steps to Building a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom provides a seven step process that creates a language-rich interactive classroom environment in which all students can thrive. Topics include differentiating instruction for students at a variety of language proficiencies, keeping all students absolutely engaged, and creating powerful learning supports.. Create and modify lessons to incorporate the strategies learned in the session.

Speakers
JD

Jim DiNardo

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5527

9:35am

Beyond Code with Sphero EDU
Use blocks that represent code, then write/edit your own Javascript text programs for Sphero EDU. Advanced users may complete activities and challenges using sensor data. Participants will write and/or edit Javascript programs for a Sphero robot.


Speakers
SO

Stephen Ornburn

Secondary Teacher, Computer Science and Mathematics, CCISD
DB

Debbie Boehm

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
BSI Library

9:35am

Breathe in the Positive and Release the Negative. Meditation and Yoga for the Educator
Educators move at a thousand miles an hour every day. Take the time to get your mind right in this workplace meditation and light yoga session made for all skill levels. Come in to calibrate your mind, body, and soul as we attempt to better the world around us each day.  Participants will engage in healthy practices that will allow their mind, body, and soul to relax and focus on the positives in their work life and beyond. A healthy discussion will allow teachers to utilize this session in their class, office, or home to bring their students to clearer and healthier mindset. Participants will walk out of the session with a renewed energy and clear head for the future. 

Speakers
JS

Joey Segura

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF Dance

9:35am

Classroom R.E.S.C.U.E.R.S
Behavior and differentiated instructional practices; how to use  applied behavior; modified for EVERY classroom
differentiation, fostering leaders, classroom management tips & tricks

leave with a better understanding on how differentiated instructional practices  can and will impact behavior as well as  personal mental health.  Participants will also  have new tools to add to their instructional tool belts

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Reason

Veronica Reason

Space Center Intermediate, CCISD
ABA Behavior enthusiastAutism awareness- until All the pieces fitPoetry,Painting & Karaoke
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Monique Flores

Alternative Academics Educational Aide III, CCISD
Sociological & Anthropological focus on culture, religion, society affect the family dynamic.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1215

9:35am

Concussions in the Classroom
"In this session the following will be discussed -What is a concussion? -Signs and Symptoms of a concussion -The chain of care -The different academic accommodations that are often given by a physician when a student has been diagnosed with a concussion. -The Texas State Concussion Law -How teachers play an integral role in the chain of care. -Who to ask for help when you aren't sure what an academic accommodation means or how to implement it -Why are academic accommodations so important?   -Return to Play Protocol " "After this session, participants will be able to do the following: 1. Better understand what happens when a student receives a concussion. 2. Understand the concussion law that governs Texas. 2. Know the signs and symptoms of a concussion. 3. Better understand what role they play in helping a student recover from a concussion. 4. Understand the different academic accommodations and their importance   5. Know who to ask for help when they have a student who has academic accommodations 6. Understand the important role teachers play in helping a student recover from a concussion 7. Understand the Return to Play protocol an athlete must go through in order to return to activity "

Speakers
AB

Allison Berry

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4625

9:35am

Designing a Better YOU: Self-Love and Character Portfolio Development
My plan is to teach based upon a lesson that I built that my students really have gained a lot from. Character building begins with making changes and growing from within yourself. Step 1- practicing self-confidence to love yourself first. Step 2- decide where you want to go and how you want to get there: create a personal road map to happiness and success by designing a personal mission statement. Step 3- take character dares daily until it becomes part of your natural routine. A well-rounded SELF can go out into the world and spread kindness! We will teach on the 3 steps while creating a character portfolio to walk out with.  Participants will participate in relationship building introductory activities to use for a positive class culture. Participants will also learn the 3 steps to a well-rounded self  while creating their own character portfolio sample to utilize in their own classrooms. Participants will also leave having created a personal mission statement and feeling motivated build up one's self and to make kindness normal. 

Speakers
LD

Laura Dunham

Clear Lake HS, CCISD
HS

Holly Sovereign

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5524

9:35am

Destiny Collections
Learn how to use Destiny Collections to organize support for your curriculum; such as library books (print and electronic), URL’s, database links, OER and more! All in one shareable location for each unit!  Participants will create a Destiny Collection for an upcoming unit of curriculum taught in their classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brookover

Michelle Brookover

CLCE Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
KH

Kimberly Hall

Ross Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Terri May

Terri May

North Pointe Elementary, North Pointe
avatar for Jenny Mullins

Jenny Mullins

Bauerschlag Elementary, CCISD
Elementary library program information and reading programs.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4530

9:35am

Developing Strong Digital Readers
"All content areas and grade levels benefit when students are able to effectively read texts related to instruction. These texts are increasingly read digitally, as textbooks, articles, and other sources move to learning management systems. However, recent research revealed that digital reading and paper-based reading require different skill-sets, mindsets, and habits. This difference occurs with readers of ALL AGES and generations.  Thus, explicit instruction of digital-reading, other digital literacy skills, is necessary. In this session, we will identify some of the challenges of digital reading, supported by published research. We will also explore some potential solutions to these challenges, and how to include these in your instruction, regardless of content or grade-level. Leave with more things to wonder and notice about your students' digital reading, as you continue to improve instructional practices." "-identify several challenges of digital reading, as revealed by research -apply effective digital reading habits to think critically across multiple, digital texts -explore ways to explicitly support students' development of effective, digital reading habits "

Speakers
MD

Marny Doepken

ESC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4627

9:35am

Digging Deep - Building Relationships with Our Toughest Students
This an in interactive presentation that helps educators know how to relate to students from a variety of challenging backgrounds. It teaches how to remove common barriers and to use the power of empathy and understanding .  A review of the most important aspects of building healthy relationships is reviewed in order to build success in the classroom and beyond.  Participant will be able to identify and empathize with some of the toughest students and will understand the importance and benefits of building successful relationships in the classroom and beyond. 

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Christmas

Bridget Christmas

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5609

9:35am

GIMKIT a twist on the online quiz game
Gimkit is an online formative assessment tool that was created by students who were bored with the traditional online quiz game.  This game allows teachers and students to create personalized "kits" that align directly with instruction.  During actual game play, students strive to collect the most money while buying upgrades that require some strategy such as question insurance, double ups and pie a neighbor.  Students can play individually, as teams and class against class.   Students have also used this program to demonstrated mastery by creating their own kits for each other at the end of a unit.  Join us to learn some innovate ways to incorporate this program into your classroom curriculum.  Participants will be able to create their own kit and have ideas to incorporate this program into their various curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Corey Wistinghausen

Corey Wistinghausen

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4313

9:35am

Hashtag: I Teach Math
"Social media has a starring role in our lives and in the lives of our students today. From Instagram to Tumblr, and Twitter to Facebook, millions of digital thoughts flow through the internet every day.  Many teachers have discovered that social media can create an environment for them to connect, question, wonder, read, share and support other educators. So my question is this: Why are teachers asking Google for a ""Slope Activity"", ""Surface Area Project,""  or ""_______<---(insert any math topic) Assignment""? Why are we not asking the thousands of math teachers who are teaching the same content that we are?   If you are someone who has been curious about using Twitter to grow your Professional Learning Network or engage in a Professional Learning Community, now is the time! " "1. Learn the basics of how Twitter works 2. Create a free twitter account 3. Be introduced to some helpful hashtags 4.  Become members of the Math Teacher Blog-o-sphere (#MTBos) 5. Follow follow some helpful and influential twitter users"

Speakers
avatar for Katy Wilson

Katy Wilson

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4616

9:35am

I Am Alright, Right Now - Body, Breath, Mind
Learn simple movements and practices that ease physical tension, create a focused mind and shift your perspective on any situation.  "Participants will learn and practice simple movements that reduce physical tension. Participants will learn breathing practices that create a focused mind and mental ease. Participants will learn ways to direct their thinking that will shift perspective."

Speakers
avatar for Ande Smith

Ande Smith

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5316

9:35am

ItsLearning Beyond the Basics
Learn to create assignments, grade assignments, create a page with videos & links. Create a default page for your class and make it a one stop shop for your students. Learn to upload assignments to skyward from its learning.  Participants will be able to create assignments and be able grade them in its learning. Will learn to create a page with videos and links for assignments along with creating a home default page with all class information on it. Participants will also learn how to upload assignments from its learning to skyward. 

Speakers
avatar for Sean Gravely

Sean Gravely

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4434

9:35am

ItsLearning Pathways for elementary
What is a pathway
Uses in classroom
Examples of pathways
Resources to go with pathways
Skeleton pathways
Library of resources
How to link external sites


Participants will learn what is a pathway, how are they used for instruction, and what resources help support pathways. 

Speakers
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Monique Luis

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1230

9:35am

Juuling and vaping what it is and how does it impact our students
This session seeks to provide an overview on what vaping and juuling are, what are the driving factors behind the trend, and how to help prevent it on our campuses and in our community. "Participants will be able to identify a variety of e-cigarette devices. Participants will understand some of the marketing tools that companies are using to target students. Participants will have information about how students obtain e-cigarettes, pods, and e-cigarette ""juice."" Participants will have a better understanding on the dangers facing our students."

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
BSI 2346

9:35am

Learn From an Expert
We all know teaching is brought more to life when real world professionals talk to kids and give them authentic and fun stories. But we also have limited time or maybe do not know how to get a professional in the classroom. What about famous one? Yes all are possible. Learn the how to's on how to bring in professionals near and far!!! 1. How to grade a professional visiting the classroom 2. How to connect and find professionals 3. How to organize and set-up with the school

Speakers
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Alexandra Farrington

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4512

9:35am

Let's Get Real! Real Healthy!
Reset your mind, body and soul. Learn effective ways to de-stress and be more productive by improving your daily routines through various ways of your choice.  Walk away with small, daily wellness challenges; coupons or vouchers for local wellness companies; and meal prep recipes. Dress comfy :-)  

Speakers
avatar for Dana Backe

Dana Backe

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4529

9:35am

making the most of lead4ward instructional tools
lead4ward is a group of consultants committed to providing professional development and instructional resources to help teachers meet the needs of the changing assessment system. Teachers will have the opportunity to view the resources available, on both the website and app, which include tools for lesson planing, instructional strategies and data analysis,  Teachers will add resources to their toolbox and guidelines on how to use the lead4ward resources, supporting them in incorporating best practices in their classroom instruction.

Speakers
CT

Christine Tunstall

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5325

9:35am

Maximizing Your Potential Using Food For Fuel
Learn how food affects your health and how to use it to your advantage for physical and emotional wellness.  "Understand the difference between processed food and natural food and the corresponding affects on the body. Test their own pH level and be able to describe the affects of an acidic and alkaline environment. Be able to identify foods that may contribute to a healthy pH level. Recognize ingredients in products that may contribute to health risks. Understand how to make adjustments to your eating lifestyle for your advantage. "

Speakers
VH

Vickie Holmes

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5323

9:35am

OneDrive for Dummies
Learn how to manage your OneDrive, and how to help your students set up their OneDrive.  Topics include: navigating OneDrive, synchronizing OneDrive, helping your students synchronize their OneDrive, creating and setting permissions to SharePoints, understanding OneDrive file management & storage options. be able to fully utilize and manage their OneDrive accounts and teach their students how to do the same, as it pertains to their class and curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Steele

Frank Steele

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
I teach Digital Media, Graphic Design, and Animation. I use OneDrive to distribute my curriculum to both my students, and to my fellow teachers who teach the same prep as i do on the other campuses in CCISD.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5418

9:35am

Personalize Math using OneNote's New Features
OneNote offers its users the most innovative features Microsoft currently bestows to take your teaching and student learning to a whole new level. This session will cover everything a math teacher needs to know about incorporating OneNote into their daily instruction and tailored guided math including: digital collaboration groups and content library restrictions that allows media to be seen by all or specific groups of students. Join us as we demonstrate creating the most accessible learning environment for students by utilizing Math, Dictate, Immersive Reader, and Learning Tools to reach all students. From the basics of creating a class notebook in OneNote to seamlessly importing grades into Skyward, and utilizing the replay feature to analyze and assess student computation methods from afar, teachers will see a variety of ways OneNote can be used in their classroom to personalize learning and differentiate content for special populations.  Participants will understand the benefits, functions, and uses of creating Digital Math Notebooks using Microsoft OneNote. Participants will be proficient at using a variety of intuitive, time-saving features that will allow them to personalize their math instruction including how to create and share a class notebook. Participants will utilize the Math, Dictate, and Immersive Reader features as well as Microsoft Learning Tools to provide access and meet the needs of all learners. Participants will demonstrate ways to differentiate math instruction through digital collaboration spaces and the ability to share content in a way that fits each student’s learning style and won’t require hours at the copier.  In addition, participants will understand the function of replay for analyzing student processes and thinking in a whole new way. 

Speakers
avatar for Jade Michalak

Jade Michalak

Clear View HS, CCISD
Jade Michalak has been teaching at Whitcomb for 9 years. She is currently an inclusion teacher but has prior experience teaching 5th grade social studies and language arts. Jade enjoys working with technology and strives to make her inclusion students more independent in the classroom... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4626

9:35am

Plickers:  An Easy On-line Tool
Plickers is an on-line tool for immediate feedback on understanding from students - it works perfectly for any type of assessment.  It's an amazing tool that can show who understands and who does not immediately.  I will show Plickers from a student and a teacher stand point. Participants will need to download the Plickers app on their smart phones. Participants will learn about the Plickers app and create an account, as well as their first set.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bryan

Rebecca Bryan

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5427

9:35am

See Me, Hear Me, and Know ME...the right relationship is Everything
A discussion and interaction with participants combining research-based knowledge, professional development and experience to readjust the lens of developing productive relationships with all students.  Maximize their experience to construct a plan to enhance existing relationships and develop new relationships with students they may struggle to make a connection with in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gilliand

Michelle Gilliand

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5326

9:35am

Sit and Commit
How often do you attend a conference, get inspired with all of the great ideas but then get back to campus and change nothing? Because well, time. In this session we will be giving you the gift of time and individualized support. So, that you can leave with a product you can start using right way!  Participants will leave with an action plan that enables and equips them to put into action their new learning from the Grow 360 conference. 

Speakers
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Sara Bordelon

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD
GM

Gretchen Meyer

6th Grade ELA, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5429

9:35am

Stepping up with Laddering
Join us as we discover how to implement order processing, vocabulary preview, and timeline events through the idea of laddering.  Social Studies examples will be shown, but this idea can be implemented in all areas of learning.  Be prepared with your next unit in this make and take session by creating a ladder that will reinforce the great things already happening in your classroom!  Participants will use their next unit's curriculum to create a ladder that will reinforce good first time instruction. 

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Caples

Danielle Caples

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4310

9:35am

Talk, Walk and draw your way to mastering vocabulary
The audience will engage in different vocabulary techniques that get the students up out of their chair (walking), communicating with each other (talking), and showing off their artistic ability (drawing).  These strategies move students beyond copying down the definition to allow a more application and connection of the content words. Participants will model different instructional strategies that allow students to better comprehend and remember the vocabulary associated with the content.  They will act out, practice, and discuss these strategies during the session for a better understanding on how to implement them in their classroom.

Speakers
KA

Kimberly Anderson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4525

9:35am

Technology for Language Teachers
Language classes by nature are taught in a different way and there are technology tools that can help you manage the class, create engaging lessons and thwart the learning of the language for your learners.  In this session we will discuss tools and methods for you to create engaging lessons utilizing tech tools for language learners. Tools including Mystery Skype, Zoom, Smarty Pins and much more. Be prepared to share your favorite tech tools you use with the group as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Robinson

Bridget Robinson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
With over 20 years of experience teaching students and training teachers, my goal is to work smarter to engage teachers and enable them to create fun and engaging lessons that catch the fascination of the current generation. Lover of technology, Curriculum Writer, and Staff Development... Read More →
LO

Lunik Ortega De Zerpa

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5518

9:35am

The "How Do I itsLearning" Series, Session 2 - Structuring Your Course With Students' Needs in Mind
In this session, you will have the opportunity to reflect about the purpose of your course activities created in Session 1, and learn how to organize the content within the course with your students' learning needs in mind. We will discuss best practices for designing itsLearning courses, create folders to organize content in the course tree, and design and utilize itsLearning pages.

Participants will develop a purposeful course layout, discuss best organizational practices, and design itsLearning's pages.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Liwag

Jeff Liwag

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Justin Tucker

Justin Tucker

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
avatar for Richard Salazar

Richard Salazar

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1031

9:35am

The Trauma Informed Classroom: Breaking the Trauma Trend
I am a previous child welfare social worker that has experienced the effects of trauma on students first hand. I have trained foster and adoptive families on the topic of Trauma Informed Care, and I owe it to my previous foster kiddos and families to spread trauma awareness. Participants will be informed of the definition of childhood trauma, some of the common causes, the effects trauma can have on the brain and learning,and how to implement classroom strategies to help those that may be suffering from trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Bossi

Leah Bossi

Clear View HS, CCISD
I am previous child welfare social worker who has worked within the foster care system as a case worker and Area Director for a foster/adoption program in Austin,TX. I have a passion for working with At-Risk youth, and I love teaching and advocating for individuals with disabilit... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1201

9:35am

Using data for custom learning opportunities
Has admin been asking you to use data and personalize learning experiences for your students?  In this session we will look at an easy way to get student data, use IF formals in Excel to assign work to individual students, and finish with Word to see how easy it is to use a Mail Merge to make custom prescription cards for each and every student. Be able to use any data of their choice and learn how to use a IF formula in Microsoft Excel to quickly build custom prescription cards to each of their students.  This will be printed through a Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson

LTC, CCISD
I have just over a decade of middle school/ intermediate experience.I've taught 7th and 8th grade science. This is my 5th year of instructional coaching. 4 as a science coach and currently a Learning Technology Coach.Using data and EdTech tools has been a growing passion of mine... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4628

9:35am

What Does a Good Referral for a Special Education Evaluation Look Like?
As part of your campus SST, a referral for a special education may be recommended.  How do you know what a good referral looks like?  A good referral is one where the student has a likelihood of meeting the disability criteria for special education as opposed to not qualifying. "-review the district's current SST/RtI handbook and Its Learning course -understand why certain information for a referral is needed -understand the criteria for various disability conditions -understand the difference between a student with a global learning difficulty and a student with a learning disability -understand why a struggling student may not ""qualify"" for special education"

Speakers
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Pamela Ellis

Director of Special Education Support Services, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4518

9:35am

Writing Foundation Grants Is Easy!
CCEF Foundation Grants are intended to give CCISD teachers innovative tools that take education to the next level.  Extra funding isn't always available, and CCEF has an easy way for teachers to submit their requests up to $5,000, and in some cases even $10,000.   The process isn't time consuming and your request just needs to be impactful, creative, innovative, hands-on, or engaging for students.  Find out more about how you can ask for funding for your great idea!

Participants will receive a general overview of the CCEF grant program, application process and timeline.  Helpful tips and examples will be provided to assist in the writing of the grant and answer questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Laine

Deborah Laine

ESC, Clear Creek Education Foundation
As Executive Director of the Clear Creek Education Foundation I'm here to answer any questions you might have that will enhance learning for our students in CCISD. We have many fundraisers to engage the community in our efforts to provide innovative learning materials. Whether you're... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1410

9:35am

You can do it! National Board Certification **For Teachers with at least 3 years experience who already hold an SBEC teaching certificate.**
Do you... Love being in the classroom? Consider teaching an art? Enjoy working with colleagues to create a better experience for students? Consider working towards your National Board Certification. Teachers from across the district work together and support each other's journey in monthly cohort meetings. In this session we will show you what working on a component is like and help you get started. If you are currently working towards NBC, come use this time to write and revise.


Speakers
avatar for Angela Vong

Angela Vong

Clear Brook HS, CCISD
Angela is a Health Science Technology instructor currently teaching Medical Terminology and Health Science Theory/Clinical in her 8th year at Clear Brook HS. She has over 20 years teaching experience. She's a Licensed Veterinary Technician, a CBHS HOSA Advisor and Texas HOSA Area... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Baxter

Ruth Baxter

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD
I teach 8th WAVE Humanities and 6th WAVE World Cultures at Westbrook Intermediate. I have been a WAVE teacher since 1999. This is my 25th year teaching. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence/social studies. I am happy to help with questions about National Board... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Waligora

Lisa Waligora

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
NBCT, Secondary Social Studies Teacher @ CCHS



Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4403

9:35am

Young Adult Books for Adults
Do you need to unwind? Come listen to us book talk some young adult books for adults! Take a load off. Participants will enjoy several young adult book talks for adults.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gladden

Kristen Gladden

Westbrook, CCISD
avatar for Shannon Black

Shannon Black

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5310

9:35am

Adding movement and flexibility into the classroom
Learn how to incorporate movement and motion into your classroom! In this session, we will cover Flexible/Alternative Seating, Brain/Movement Breaks, and the usage of Yoga and Meditation as a way to create a positive, safe, and fun learning environment for all students. How do you change your seating without creating a classroom management nightmare? How do you find time for Brain/Movement Breaks? Why should Yoga and Meditation be incorporated into your classroom? These questions will be answered and resources will be shared to help guide you on this journey.

Participants will be able to identify a variety of seating options available through different sources.
Participants will learn different strategies and frameworks for implementation of Flexible/Alternative Seating.
Participants will learn how to incorporate Brain/Movement Breaks into their classroom easily.
Participants will learn the benefits of utilizing Yoga and Meditation in the classroom with their students.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Lowery

Anna Lowery

3rd Grade Math/Sci/SS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1412

9:35am

Bridging to STAAR using Strategy, Groups and Guided Reading
This session is focused on new to 3rd-5th  grade teachers wanting to bridge the gap to reading STAAR.

Participants will explore critical components and instructional strategies for bridging the gap to STAAR within strategy groups. Topics will include flexible grouping, using data, example lessons for strategies and skills.

Speakers
MN

Michele Nance

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1227

9:35am

Class Dojo
Using a Classroom Management Tool to Help Build Character! Participants will have a deep understanding of Class Dojo and all the ways you can use it to benefit the classroom with Character Development. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Harrell

Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5428

9:35am

Fooling around with math tools to represent and solve story problems 2nd/3rd
Math tools...how do I use them to support the process standards and the journey students must take from concrete to representational to abstract?  Come 'fool around" with math tools and develop your skills for supporting the use of tools with students.  During the sessions we focus on problems that continue to be difficult for our students on end of the year assessments.  This session will make strong connections to Universal Design and SPED accommodations.

Participants will be exposed to numerous math tools that are available for supporting math story problems.
Participants will use math tools to represent and solve story problems for their respective grade levels.
Participants will leave with mentor examples of this process for their respective grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell

ESC, CCISD
Rachel Powell is an Elementary Mathematics Coordinator for Clear Creek ISD.  She has taught 7th - 9th grade mathematics for 3 years and 4th-5th grade mathematics for 12 years.  Her other roles have been: GT Specialist and  Math Instructional Coach.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME Library

9:35am

Goal with the flow
Teachers will utilize student data and determine personal goals with and for each student. Based on the goals set by the student and teacher, a flowchart is created to guide the student to close gaps and address any TEKS or content that have not yet been mastered.   Participants will be able to utilize student data and determine personal goals with and for each student and provide individual flowcharts for each student to address TEKS that have not been mastered.

Speakers
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Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5415

9:35am

Literacy station scaffolds
How to improve your literacy stations using scaffolds to support the needs of a variety of learners.  Participants will engage in meaningful conversation about literacy stations and plan how to implement scaffolds in their upcoming unit. 

Speakers
avatar for Annelisse Smith

Annelisse Smith

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5321

9:35am

Math Problem? Here’s how to solve it- Revealing the power of beaded number lines in grades 2 and 3
Number lines are an essential tool for representing and solving math situations, take your students strategies further than you imagined by using this tool for skip counting, place value, rounding, adding, subtracting, number patterns, multiplication, division and more!  "Participants will learn how to utilize beaded number lines for whole group and small group instruction Participants will experience multiple hands on learning opportunities that connect multiple math concepts Participants will utilize data and TEKS to design a guided math station utilizing beaded number lines "

Speakers
avatar for Erika Bondy

Erika Bondy

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5327

9:35am

Multiplication Fluency
In this session we will investigate how to develop multiplication fluency. Participants will:
  • Discover new strategies
  • Learn about fluency without fear
  • Experience the progression of multiplication
  • Explore DreamBox with a fluency lens

Speakers
avatar for Heather Danek

Heather Danek

Math Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4524

9:35am

Perfecting Your Progressions; Data Collection Made Easy
We will be sharing our progression notebooks, and checklist.  How to stream line keeping track of data, and progressions to be able to quickly find what you need for report cards, progress reports, parent conferences, and SST.  Everything (almost) in on place. Teachers will leave felling empowered to keep track of progressions, and data in a clean streamlined notebook, or spiral. 

Speakers
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Brenda Magee

teacher, CCISD
FM

Felicia Morgan

Kindergarten Teacher
LR

Lyzette Ruiz

CCISD Teacher- Ed White
KS

Katherine Short

Ed White Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5613

9:35am

Science Menus: Level 4 and Beyond - GT
"Do you have a student that has already met a 3.0 on the current science learning progression and you don’t know what to do next?  This session is designed to provide you with additional resources to help you take your students to a level 4 and beyond, using science menus.  We will explore best practices for using menus and ways to determine whether students are achieving higher level thinking in their science learning experiences. " Participants will be able to create and use science menus in their classrooms to support higher level thinking in science TEKS for students who have met level 3.0 on science progressions.

Speakers
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Amy Allen

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5623

9:35am

Supporting Goal Oriented & Reflective Learners with Seesaw
Seesaw is a digital portfolio and student engagement app with a variety of ways to capture student work and thought processes.  We will look at the different tools Seesaw has to offer and go into how to create activities for your students that are aligned with district curriculum.  There will also information on how to integrate a variety of other learning applications as digital product options for students. Participants will learn how to add activities to their classroom journals in Seesaw.  Participants will learn how to create their own activities for class use and how to differentiate activities for specific student learning needs and goals.  Participants will identify new learning technology apps and learn how to share products from outside application onto Seesaw digital portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Padilla

Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4319

9:35am

5C's: Building Character, Culture, & Climate in our Classrooms and Campus
"Developing and fostering positive classroom culture that promotes high character values leads to more opportunities for students to positively connect with the content, their peers and teachers. In return, when students and staff feel safe, valued, cared for, engaged, and respected, learning measurably increases, and academic achievements advances.  In this session, we will identify and analyze the importance of culture and climate, and it's relationship with character. We will also examine small ways and opportunities to build and foster positive relationships inside the classrooms that lead to a positive culture and campus climate.  In effect, character values are modeled and implemented to maintain a positively enriched campus." "- Understand and analyze the importance of culture & climate inside the classroom - Identify and practice strategies to create and maintain a positive culture utilizing character modeling and developing - Make your school’s mission and vision visible to community members "

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
Kylie Kunefke is a graduate of Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas. Kunefke attended Sam Houston State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Immediately upon graduation from SHSU, Kunefke earned her teaching certification, and began... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5417

9:35am

ALEKS for Fomative Assessment and More
Experienced teachers give examples of using ALEKS for in class assignments, quizzes, homework, and retesting. create a lesson for their classes.

Speakers
PW

Patricia White

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4430

9:35am

Homer, Virgil and Workshop: Guided-Choice Book Clubs in HS Pre-AP/GT English
This session will explore book clubs’ potential to motivate Pre-AP/GT students to engage with pre-twentieth-century works of literature and to collaborate on making sense of these challenging texts. Participants will examine samples of student reading logs, video clips of book club seminars, and student feedback on the book club format. Handouts will include reading and discussion logs, protocols, and recommendations for book club routines. Participants will experience book club routines firsthand when exploring short texts in small groups. 

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Bondar

Natalia Bondar

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4526

9:35am

Reaching reluctant readers
A librarian and literacy coach will describe how they work with teachers to reach reluctant readers. Participants will preview a variety of texts and genres that appeal to reluctant readers. Suggested activities will be provided to help these students find accessible and enjoyable texts and genres.  Participants will leave with activities and suggested book lists to help students find their new favorite books! 

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hutt

Mindy Hutt

Clear Brook HS Librarian, Clear Brook HS
Mindy Hutt completed her MLS in 1998 and has been a librarian at all three school age levels. She is now the librarian at the awesome Clear Brook High School. She has a passion for connecting kids with the right book and embracing new technologies.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4617

9:35am

Understanding Approaches to Rhetorical Appeals
Participants will hear from AP Exam readers on the topic of rhetorical analysis and the most common mistakes seen on the exam. We will also discuss effective ways to plan for teaching rhetorical choices that create the appeals of pathos, ethos, and logos.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the most current thinking gleaned from College Board trainings on rhetorical choices to better align with leading students to do well on this particular essay on the AP English Language and Composition Exam. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Humphrey

Jennifer Humphrey

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5529

9:35am

Winning Tactics for Tweens and Teens
Learn about simple strategies to combat the everyday common types of behavior struggles for secondary students. Topics include test anxiety, prioritization skills, and time management skill building. Participants will become familiar with some coping mechanisms used to lower anxiety, learn deep breathing techniques, and review the relationship between parts of the brain and behavior.

Speakers
KB

Kimberly Blanchard

Stewart Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5528

9:35am

Best Books for Intermediate Students
Great books that emphasize character and core values in intermediate students.  Participants will have a list of books to share with their students.

Speakers
CM

Cheryl Marcum

Bayside, CCISD
avatar for Judy Paulson

Judy Paulson

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5411

9:35am

Brain Hacks to Fill the Gaps!
Interested in learning how the brain learns to identify and meet the learning gaps of your students?  This session will demonstrate teacher tested techniques that utilize brain research to effectively enable students to work more efficiently and be able to retain more detailed information.  By establishing a student-centered learning environment that allows students to navigate a unit of study more independently, the teacher can spend more time working with small groups and individual conferencing to increase rigor of assignments without placing more stress on the students.  Individual conferencing enables the teacher to develop connections with students beyond the content and increase student engagement. Participants will leave session with several quick to implement teaching techniques that align with district curriculum that can easily become part of their next week’s lessons.

Speakers
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Debra Carr

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4517

9:35am

Math Talks in the middle grades
In this session, we will discuss using math talks to begin your daily class in the place of a traditional warm-up. Math talks gives gives students an opportunity to discuss their thinking and strategies with a partner, group, or whole class. It increases their conceptual knowledge and number sense.  Participants will leave with resources to help them start using math talks in their classroom, and participants will understand the benefit and value of math talks. 


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5311

9:35am

Reading for Meaning for Mathematics Problem-solving
Reading for Meaning for Mathematics Problem-solving is to incorporate successful students in understanding to read rich text in mathematical word problems. Teachers will learn how to help all students develop a strategic approach to mathematical reading without taking valuable focus away from the content itself. The  session will focus on critical questions and teach students to slow down their thinking, form and support hypotheses, and explain their interpretation using evidence.  Mathematical Goal:  We will increase and incorporate reading comprehension strategies to allow students to be proficient and successful in mathematics problem-solving with the use of collecting evidence. 

Speakers
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Stephanie Vega

Clear Lake Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4610

9:35am

Automated Grading of Worksheets in ItsLearning with Data Analysis
Learn how to transform paper worksheets into a self graded assignment in itslearning.  Then use the resulting data from that assignment to differentiate and guide instruction. Be able to create itslearning tests with confidence.  Be able to analyze the results to differentiate instruction.

Speakers
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Christopher Zachow

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5512

9:35am

Beyond the Hamburger: Using Concept maps to Plan and Organize your Writing
This session will examine how graphic organizers are not a one-size-fits-all strategy for writers. Many writers struggle to identify the relationships between and among their ideas. Using a concept map with linking words and phrases will help writers of all levels analyze the connections between their topics and subtopics in preparation for persuasive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least two concept maps on topics of their choice and then use them as tools to compose rough drafts of writing that can be used as mentor texts in their classrooms.


Participants will consider how a concept map leads to authentic organization
Participants will create concept maps about topics of personal importance
Participants will synthesize ideas from my concept map(s) to compose persuasive text(s)

Speakers
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Melinda Kramm

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1228

9:35am

Book Tastings, Book Talks and Reader's Theater
A review of Book Tastings, Book Talks, and Reader's Theater designed to give teachers ideas to utilize students' self-selected reading in ways that can encourage reflection, connection, and assessment.

Participants will review and understand the procedures of book tastings, book talks, and readers' theater. Participants will actively participate in each process and will receive resources to facilitate using these strategies in their own classrooms.

Speakers
SM

Sandra Murphy

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1214

9:35am

Career/Education opportunities for your students in the PetroChem Industry
Industry representatives will present the opportunities available for CCISD students in the PetroChem industry and dispel the myths associated with the skills needed for careers in this field.  Participants will come out with an understanding of the opportunities available to our students for careers in the petrochemical industry and contact information to be able to present to their students to meet TEK requirements for career connections (e.g., Chemistry 3(E) describe the connection between chemistry and future careers).

Speakers
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Gina Rico

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5320

9:35am

Escape the Death Star Mathematically
Can you figure out the math to help your Jedi escape the Death Star?  Want to try out some STEM integrated lessons with computer science and math in your classroom?  Experience math and use a Sphero robot to engage and motivate students to learn and apply the important concept of multi-step equations.  Participants will get to experience a galactic adventure with a Star Wars themed math maze. Participants will receive copies of all activities to use in their classroom.  Activities can be easily built upon to increase coding and computer science in your STEM classroom with the Sphero robot.  Come prepared to learn, have fun, and escape from the Galactic Empire’s most revered space station.  Download the Sphero Edu app to your phone for a more thorough experience.  Limited devices will be available for use.

-Learn basic controls of the Spheros
-See how to incorporate Spheros into math content
-Receive editable activities to use with and without Spheros
-Learn basic coding to extend Computer Science into the math classroom

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1229

9:35am

Genius Hour in Secondary
Genius Hour is an inquiry based research project where students are encouraged to study what ever they are interested in or passionate about.  Students identify their interests and passions and then go through a student created inquiry plan that culminates with a presentation of learning.  This session will cover our theory behind why we chose to implement Genius Hour, how it has evolved since we introduced it to our students three years ago, and the benefits it could have in any core classroom at any grade level. Participants will be given an overview of the process that we have used to implement Genius Hour.  Participants will also be given resources and/or tools that we created, gleaned, and utilized over the course of our journey in order for participants to implement Genius Hour in their own classrooms.

Speakers
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Keely Gaertner

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4527

9:35am

Leading With Your Eyes Wide Open
We Lead How We Perceive. How we see those we teach or work with will have an impact on how effectively we lead them.  In this activity-driven session, we'll take a look at how perceptions are formed, how value is assigned,  and how being aware of these things can help us make better connections with those we lead. Participants will walk away with more awareness of how perceptions are formed and how to to make genuine connections with those we lead. 

Speakers
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Donna Stone

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5525

9:35am

Mastery Through Math Mistakes
In this session, we will discuss the importance and effect on student learning when mistake-making is encouraged and valued in the math classroom.  We will explore various strategies and activities that provide opportunities for students to analyze and learn from their math mistakes and engage in dialogue about their math thinking. 

Speakers
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Mandy Schrader

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
BSI 2339

9:35am

Mobius Strips and Paper Folding - Explore Higher Level Reasoning
Promote higher level reasoning in your math students through a variety of paper folding activities that include the Mobius Strip.  Twist and cut your way to an engaged classroom.    Participants will be able to conduct an engaging discovery math lesson focused on higher level thinking and reasoning utilizing the concept of a Mobius Strip.  

Speakers
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Kathleen Gandin

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5607

9:35am

Naviance beginning with the end in mind
Explanation of why we use Naviance for high school students and the tools available to incorporate classroom instruction.   understand the use of Naviance for career and college planning and how to use the tools such as goal setting, resume building, road trip nation video clips over careers and supermatch for college search options

Speakers
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Natalie Nylen

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
LS

Linda Smith

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5324

9:35am

Personal Wellness for Educators
We will present information on personal wellness, including coloring/drawing, yoga, stretching, breathing, setting the tone in your classroom with sound and light, and tips for adding a little time to your day that can be used for wellness. Participants will learn wellness tips and skills as well as information on how to find that missing few minutes a day for yourself.

Speakers
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Kerry Whitfill

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5526

9:35am

Socratic Seminar
We will introduce and lead participants through a Socratic seminar (a student-centered discussion utilizing close reading and student-generated questions) and show how it can be used with a variety of texts.  In Socratic seminars, students explore deeper levels of thinking through a thoughtful dialogue. Participants will be able to incorporate Socratic seminars into their classes using a variety of texts.

Speakers
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Brittany Hobratschk

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5414

9:35am

StarLab digital the new secondary science star dome
Come and see the new secondary science StarLab. We have a new and improved dome and a new digital projector with pre-loaded programs for science. Teachers will experience the new star dome to see the ease of access for all students. Teachers will gain an understanding of the new digital programs offered by our new StarLab and how these programs may enhance their teaching. Teachers will learn about future checkout procedures and timelines for availability of the StarLab for the 2019-20 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

8th Grade Science, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
BSI Teaching Theater

9:35am

Student Talk > Teacher Talk
Do you ever pose a question to your students and get blank stares in return? Are students reluctant to engage with your content and each other? Come and discover fun ways to get students moving, laughing, connecting with their peers and most importantly talking about and engaging with your content. These strategies come from secondary World Language and Cultures classrooms and examples will be applied to all content areas.  "Participants will... ...consider the purpose and benefits of incorporating movement and student talk into daily lessons.  ...identify strategies to incorporate purposeful movement and student talk into daily lessons in order increase engagement and student achievement.  ...leave with a tool box of easy to implement ideas to immediately begin using in class. "

Speakers
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Gloria Tran

Spanish Teacher- Clear Brook High School, CCISD
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Assistant Principal, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5516

9:35am

Teach Like a PIRATE: an Overview
This workshop focuses on the Dave Burgess's NY Times bestseller, "Teach Like a PIRATE".  Burgess says, "Like pirating, teaching is an adventure full of challenges and excitement.  The way you approach your adventure can mean the difference between being shipwrecked on Burnout Island or finding buried treasure."  Tap into your passion as a teacher with ideas on developing creative presentations and establishing rapport with your students and learn how to transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. Participants will learn strategies on drawing students into their lessons.  This includes inspiration, practical techniques and innovative ideas that can transform their thinking on being an educator.

Speakers
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Susannah Holmes

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4528

9:35am

Teaching the Inclusive Classroom
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your lessons and give your students a greater role in their instruction and learning. Participants will learn how to chunk units, give short and effective notes/lessons, assess students in alternate ways other than the standard test and give control of learning to your students and be a facilitator. Make instruction and assessment go hand in hand.

Speakers
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Lea Nicholson

SPED teacher, CCISD
KP

Katherine Pozuc

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5511

9:35am

Tips and Tricks for an Effective ItsLearning Presence
Bring your charged device to explore some useful features on ItsLearning and learn some organizational strategies to help utilize ItsLearning in a way that is intuitive for students and meaningful to instruction.  We’ll discuss how to use ItsLearning assignment tools such as audio feedback, peer grading, anonymous submission, the discussion tool, and group submission to inform feedback and instruction.  

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kiszka

Amy Kiszka

Westbrook, CCISD
I am the social studies department head at Westbrook Intermediate, where I teach 8th grade WAVE social studies and language arts. I have taught in CCISD for 21 years.
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Genna Rooke

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
BSI 2312

9:35am

Use Delta Math for Instant Feedback
Delta math is a free online program in which you can customize your own assignments. Once an assignment is created you are able to share it with your team. The students get immediate feedback with step by step instructions on how to solve each problem. This is an awesome tool to use in a math classroom, and the students love it! Participants will create an account, and start building assignments that are aligned to their TEKS for their classroom. They will also learn how to share assignments with other teachers. 

Speakers
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Stephanie Weldon

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4615

9:35am

Using ItsLearning E-Portfolios to Highlight Student Work and Help Students Own Their Learning
Learn how to use the various functions of ItsLEarning Eportfolios to help your students showcase great work and highlight areas where they need to grow. In this session you will learn the difference between a showcase portfolio, working portfolio and an assessment portfolio. You will be able to help students add items to their portfolios, and help them showcase items to share with their families in student-led conferences. You will also be able to see examples of student work highlighted in a portfolio and get directions for students to start using their Eportfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Herrmann

Doris Herrmann

Instructional Coach, Clear Creek ISD
Doris is am Instructional Technology Coach in a Galveston County School District.
CT

Chris Taylor

Brookside IS


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5322

9:35am

Using Lead4Ward to Improve Instruction
Lead4ward offers a multitude of resources for educators. This session will explore how to navigate the resources and how to use them in order to plan, deliver and evaluate instruction and assessment. "-Learn how to navigate the lead4ward app and website. -Explore the instructional strategies playlist and how to implement the strategies in any content area. - Learn how to utilize data collection resources to drive instruction and promote student ownership of learning. "

Speakers
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Erin Schmidt

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4519

9:35am

Utilizing Vocal Performance to Re-envision the Multi-Genre Research Project
The Multi-Genre Research Project is a challenging project for any intermediate or secondary student.  What makes the challenge worth it is the opportunity for students to engage multiple genres of literature and media to present a cohesive message.  This session aims to take up the challenge (and fun) up another level by introducing teachers to the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation and discuss how its use in the classroom can take the Multi-Genre Research Project to another level - while at the same time addressing vastly under-served ELA TEKS regarding public speaking and presentation. "Learn about the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation offered for competition throughout most of the school year, along with the rules and norms governing it. Be equipped with the skills and tools needed to introduce this concept to their students. Leave with an understanding of the pedagogical value of having students engage with multiple genres of literature in an oral presentation format."

Speakers
TC

Tomas Cosenza

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4611

10:45am

Apply it: Transforming Instructional Practice
Building engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking so students reach a deeper understanding of how to apply foundational skills necessary for mastery.  How can you help students practice applying what they learn in more than one way? Plan for and execute "Apply It" activities.

Speakers
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Kacy Allensworth

Space Center Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5518

10:45am

Breathe in the Positive and Release the Negative. Meditation and Yoga for the Educator
Educators move at a thousand miles an hour every day. Take the time to get your mind right in this workplace meditation and light yoga session made for all skill levels. Come in to calibrate your mind, body, and soul as we attempt to better the world around us each day.  Participants will engage in healthy practices that will allow their mind, body, and soul to relax and focus on the positives in their work life and beyond. A healthy discussion will allow teachers to utilize this session in their class, office, or home to bring their students to clearer and healthier mindset. Participants will walk out of the session with a renewed energy and clear head for the future. 

Speakers
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Joey Segura

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF Dance

10:45am

Classroom R.E.S.C.U.E.R.S
Behavior and differentiated instructional practices; how to use  applied behavior; modified for EVERY classroom
differentiation, fostering leaders, classroom management tips & tricks

leave with a better understanding on how differentiated instructional practices  can and will impact behavior as well as  personal mental health.  Participants will also  have new tools to add to their instructional tool belts

Speakers
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Monique Flores

Alternative Academics Educational Aide III, CCISD
Sociological & Anthropological focus on culture, religion, society affect the family dynamic.
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Veronica Reason

Space Center Intermediate, CCISD
ABA Behavior enthusiastAutism awareness- until All the pieces fitPoetry,Painting & Karaoke


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1215

10:45am

Concussions in the Classroom
"In this session the following will be discussed -What is a concussion? -Signs and Symptoms of a concussion -The chain of care -The different academic accommodations that are often given by a physician when a student has been diagnosed with a concussion. -The Texas State Concussion Law -How teachers play an integral role in the chain of care. -Who to ask for help when you aren't sure what an academic accommodation means or how to implement it -Why are academic accommodations so important?   -Return to Play Protocol " "After this session, participants will be able to do the following: 1. Better understand what happens when a student receives a concussion. 2. Understand the concussion law that governs Texas. 2. Know the signs and symptoms of a concussion. 3. Better understand what role they play in helping a student recover from a concussion. 4. Understand the different academic accommodations and their importance   5. Know who to ask for help when they have a student who has academic accommodations 6. Understand the important role teachers play in helping a student recover from a concussion 7. Understand the Return to Play protocol an athlete must go through in order to return to activity "

Speakers
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Allison Berry

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4625

10:45am

Designing a Better YOU: Self-Love and Character Portfolio Development
My plan is to teach based upon a lesson that I built that my students really have gained a lot from. Character building begins with making changes and growing from within yourself. Step 1- practicing self-confidence to love yourself first. Step 2- decide where you want to go and how you want to get there: create a personal road map to happiness and success by designing a personal mission statement. Step 3- take character dares daily until it becomes part of your natural routine. A well-rounded SELF can go out into the world and spread kindness! We will teach on the 3 steps while creating a character portfolio to walk out with.  Participants will participate in relationship building introductory activities to use for a positive class culture. Participants will also learn the 3 steps to a well-rounded self  while creating their own character portfolio sample to utilize in their own classrooms. Participants will also leave having created a personal mission statement and feeling motivated build up one's self and to make kindness normal. 

Speakers
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Laura Dunham

Clear Lake HS, CCISD
HS

Holly Sovereign

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5524

10:45am

Destiny Collections
Learn how to use Destiny Collections to organize support for your curriculum; such as library books (print and electronic), URL’s, database links, OER and more! All in one shareable location for each unit!  Participants will create a Destiny Collection for an upcoming unit of curriculum taught in their classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brookover

Michelle Brookover

CLCE Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
KH

Kimberly Hall

Ross Elementary, CCISD
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Terri May

North Pointe Elementary, North Pointe
avatar for Jenny Mullins

Jenny Mullins

Bauerschlag Elementary, CCISD
Elementary library program information and reading programs.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4530

10:45am

Digging Deep - Building Relationships with Our Toughest Students
This an in interactive presentation that helps educators know how to relate to students from a variety of challenging backgrounds. It teaches how to remove common barriers and to use the power of empathy and understanding .  A review of the most important aspects of building healthy relationships is reviewed in order to build success in the classroom and beyond.  Participant will be able to identify and empathize with some of the toughest students and will understand the importance and benefits of building successful relationships in the classroom and beyond. 

Speakers
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Bridget Christmas

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5609

10:45am

Digital Learning Tools for everyone
Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office, together with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use for everyone – giving teachers the opportunity to provide personalized learning, and students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom. "•Learn how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can personalize learning for all students •Explore ways to improve focus using Windows 10 and Office 2016 •See the new Learning Tools add-in for OneNote and Word can improve reading comprehension •Learn how students can demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text"

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop compatible headphone device.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Vance

Chad Vance

Instructional Coach, Clear Creek ISD
Instructional Coach supporting all content area teachers with a specialization in Instructional Technology, Science, and Math.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5325

10:45am

Digital Word Walls using Thinklink
Writing and taping words physically to your classroom walls only goes so far.  Promote deeper understanding of your content words by linking those words to definitions, audio, and even video.   Then embed these straight into your ItsLearning course.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Chase

Kelly Chase

Learning Technology Coach, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI 2342

10:45am

Empowering Students Through Curriculum Connected Activities that Engage all Learning Styles
Tired of grading and watching powerpoint presentations? Here is your chance to discover options for students to share their learning through a variety of tools. Through this session participants will have opportunities to explore technology tools such as  Flipgrid, Paperslides, Minecraft edu, and green screen as well as hands-on manipulatives to support curriculum. Providing varied options empowers students to showcase their individual talents, learning styles, and abilities.   "Participants will leave with multiple ideas for activities that reach all learning styles, strengths, and abilities.   Participants will investigate different technology tools and hands-on manipulatives to create curriculum based activities or projects."

Speakers
avatar for Mary Simms

Mary Simms

Clear Lake Intermediate, CCISD
Mary Simms has over twelve years of experience working in education and this is her second year as the librarian at Clear Lake Intermediate in Clear Creek ISD. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and holds a Masters of Education from UNC - Greensboro. She believes... Read More →
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Katrina Zannier

Victory Lakes Intermediate Librarian, CCISD
Katrina Zannier is the librarian at Victory Lakes Intermediate. This is her 21st year in education and her 10th year as a librarian. She is passionate about empowering students to own their learning through discovery.
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Tania Castillo

Brookside Librarian, Brookside Intermediate School
Tania Castillo is the librarian at Brookside Intermediate School in Friendswood, Texas. This is her 19th year in education and 5th year as a librarian. She sponsors a STEAM Team, STEAM Olympics, and a family book club on her campus as well as a book club collaboration with the local... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5513

10:45am

FlipGrid
Teachers will have a chance to learn how to integrate FlipGrid into their classroom as a tool at any stage of teaching a topic. It is great for all levels and all subjects.  "1. Know what FlipGrid is 2. Discuss ways to use FlipGrid 3. Set up a FlipGrid Class 4. Add an assignment 5. Use features and tools"

Speakers
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Alexandra Farrington

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4512

10:45am

GIMKIT a twist on the online quiz game
Gimkit is an online formative assessment tool that was created by students who were bored with the traditional online quiz game.  This game allows teachers and students to create personalized "kits" that align directly with instruction.  During actual game play, students strive to collect the most money while buying upgrades that require some strategy such as question insurance, double ups and pie a neighbor.  Students can play individually, as teams and class against class.   Students have also used this program to demonstrated mastery by creating their own kits for each other at the end of a unit.  Join us to learn some innovate ways to incorporate this program into your classroom curriculum.  Participants will be able to create their own kit and have ideas to incorporate this program into their various curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Corey Wistinghausen

Corey Wistinghausen

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4313

10:45am

Harnessing the Power of Student Conferences
"Explore!  Engage!  Empower!  through student conferences.   This session will explore the impact of individual student conferences on the learning environment.  We will discuss how these conferences impact the classroom climate, create opportunities for differentiation, and increase student agency.  Through the conferences, students become engaged in the learning process and are empowered to take ownership of their learning journey.   If you are new to education or want to explore student conferences for the first time, this session is for you! " Participants will learn how to conference with students in order to create more engaged learners, increase student agency, and improve the classroom climate.

Speakers
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Katherine Doyle

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4519

10:45am

I Am Alright, Right Now - Body, Breath, Mind
Learn simple movements and practices that ease physical tension, create a focused mind and shift your perspective on any situation.  "Participants will learn and practice simple movements that reduce physical tension. Participants will learn breathing practices that create a focused mind and mental ease. Participants will learn ways to direct their thinking that will shift perspective."

Speakers
avatar for Ande Smith

Ande Smith

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5316

10:45am

ItsLearning Pathways for elementary
What is a pathway
Uses in classroom
Examples of pathways
Resources to go with pathways
Skeleton pathways
Library of resources
How to link external sites


Participants will learn what is a pathway, how are they used for instruction, and what resources help support pathways. 

Speakers
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Monique Luis

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1230

10:45am

Juuling and vaping what it is and how does it impact our students
This session seeks to provide an overview on what vaping and juuling are, what are the driving factors behind the trend, and how to help prevent it on our campuses and in our community. "Participants will be able to identify a variety of e-cigarette devices. Participants will understand some of the marketing tools that companies are using to target students. Participants will have information about how students obtain e-cigarettes, pods, and e-cigarette ""juice."" Participants will have a better understanding on the dangers facing our students."

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI 2346

10:45am

Let's Get Real! Real Healthy!
Reset your mind, body and soul. Learn effective ways to de-stress and be more productive by improving your daily routines through various ways of your choice.  Walk away with small, daily wellness challenges; coupons or vouchers for local wellness companies; and meal prep recipes. Dress comfy :-)  

Speakers
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Dana Backe

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4529

10:45am

Mastering TTESS with Tech
Master your professional goals by learning how technology can take you to the next level. We will discuss which tools support each dimension of TTESS where appropriate. 

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI 2339

10:45am

OneDrive for Dummies
Learn how to manage your OneDrive, and how to help your students set up their OneDrive.  Topics include: navigating OneDrive, synchronizing OneDrive, helping your students synchronize their OneDrive, creating and setting permissions to SharePoints, understanding OneDrive file management & storage options. be able to fully utilize and manage their OneDrive accounts and teach their students how to do the same, as it pertains to their class and curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Steele

Frank Steele

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
I teach Digital Media, Graphic Design, and Animation. I use OneDrive to distribute my curriculum to both my students, and to my fellow teachers who teach the same prep as i do on the other campuses in CCISD.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5418

10:45am

Personalize Math using OneNote's New Features
OneNote offers its users the most innovative features Microsoft currently bestows to take your teaching and student learning to a whole new level. This session will cover everything a math teacher needs to know about incorporating OneNote into their daily instruction and tailored guided math including: digital collaboration groups and content library restrictions that allows media to be seen by all or specific groups of students. Join us as we demonstrate creating the most accessible learning environment for students by utilizing Math, Dictate, Immersive Reader, and Learning Tools to reach all students. From the basics of creating a class notebook in OneNote to seamlessly importing grades into Skyward, and utilizing the replay feature to analyze and assess student computation methods from afar, teachers will see a variety of ways OneNote can be used in their classroom to personalize learning and differentiate content for special populations.  Participants will understand the benefits, functions, and uses of creating Digital Math Notebooks using Microsoft OneNote. Participants will be proficient at using a variety of intuitive, time-saving features that will allow them to personalize their math instruction including how to create and share a class notebook. Participants will utilize the Math, Dictate, and Immersive Reader features as well as Microsoft Learning Tools to provide access and meet the needs of all learners. Participants will demonstrate ways to differentiate math instruction through digital collaboration spaces and the ability to share content in a way that fits each student’s learning style and won’t require hours at the copier.  In addition, participants will understand the function of replay for analyzing student processes and thinking in a whole new way. 

Speakers
avatar for Jade Michalak

Jade Michalak

Clear View HS, CCISD
Jade Michalak has been teaching at Whitcomb for 9 years. She is currently an inclusion teacher but has prior experience teaching 5th grade social studies and language arts. Jade enjoys working with technology and strives to make her inclusion students more independent in the classroom... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4626

10:45am

Plan Small, Teach Big; Targeted Small Group Instruction 
"This session will focus on using student exemplar essays as mentor texts for students to self-select writing goals and take ownership of their learning during small group instruction. Presenters will also share management tips and resources for effective, targeted small group instruction. "Participants will reflect on and evaluate their current small group practices.

Speakers
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Jamie Martinez

Armand Bayou Elementary, Armand Bayou Elementary
MB

Megan Bond

Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5527

10:45am

Plickers:  An Easy On-line Tool
Plickers is an on-line tool for immediate feedback on understanding from students - it works perfectly for any type of assessment.  It's an amazing tool that can show who understands and who does not immediately.  I will show Plickers from a student and a teacher stand point. Participants will need to download the Plickers app on their smart phones. Participants will learn about the Plickers app and create an account, as well as their first set.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bryan

Rebecca Bryan

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5427

10:45am

See Me, Hear Me, and Know ME...the right relationship is Everything
A discussion and interaction with participants combining research-based knowledge, professional development and experience to readjust the lens of developing productive relationships with all students.  Maximize their experience to construct a plan to enhance existing relationships and develop new relationships with students they may struggle to make a connection with in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gilliand

Michelle Gilliand

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5326

10:45am

Sit and Commit
How often do you attend a conference, get inspired with all of the great ideas but then get back to campus and change nothing? Because well, time. In this session we will be giving you the gift of time and individualized support. So, that you can leave with a product you can start using right way!  Participants will leave with an action plan that enables and equips them to put into action their new learning from the Grow 360 conference. 

Speakers
SB

Sara Bordelon

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD
GM

Gretchen Meyer

6th Grade ELA, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5429

10:45am

Stepping up with Laddering
Join us as we discover how to implement order processing, vocabulary preview, and timeline events through the idea of laddering.  Social Studies examples will be shown, but this idea can be implemented in all areas of learning.  Be prepared with your next unit in this make and take session by creating a ladder that will reinforce the great things already happening in your classroom!  Participants will use their next unit's curriculum to create a ladder that will reinforce good first time instruction. 

Speakers
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Danielle Caples

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4310

10:45am

Taking great pictures so class images POP
An image is worth a thousand words, and tips from this session will help you improve class images.  We will look at and discuss sample photos to understand what makes or breaks great photos. Items like framing, grouping, and lighting will be considered. Next, we will look at devices, file management and print options. Finally, classroom friendly image software will be introduced.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Dunklee

Rodney Dunklee

Whitcomb Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5428

10:45am

Talk, Walk and draw your way to mastering vocabulary
The audience will engage in different vocabulary techniques that get the students up out of their chair (walking), communicating with each other (talking), and showing off their artistic ability (drawing).  These strategies move students beyond copying down the definition to allow a more application and connection of the content words. Participants will model different instructional strategies that allow students to better comprehend and remember the vocabulary associated with the content.  They will act out, practice, and discuss these strategies during the session for a better understanding on how to implement them in their classroom.

Speakers
KA

Kimberly Anderson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am

10:45am

The Benefits and Implementation of Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning, while not necessarily a new idea, is not always the easiest thing to put into practice. This session will describe what project based learning is, why it works, and ways to implement it in your classroom.  Participants will learn basics of project based learning, demonstrate knowledge of PBL, begin creating their own PBL. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Pickett

Jenifer Pickett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5517

10:45am

The Trauma Informed Classroom: Breaking the Trauma Trend
I am a previous child welfare social worker that has experienced the effects of trauma on students first hand. I have trained foster and adoptive families on the topic of Trauma Informed Care, and I owe it to my previous foster kiddos and families to spread trauma awareness. Participants will be informed of the definition of childhood trauma, some of the common causes, the effects trauma can have on the brain and learning,and how to implement classroom strategies to help those that may be suffering from trauma.  

Speakers
avatar for Leah Bossi

Leah Bossi

Clear View HS, CCISD
I am previous child welfare social worker who has worked within the foster care system as a case worker and Area Director for a foster/adoption program in Austin,TX. I have a passion for working with At-Risk youth, and I love teaching and advocating for individuals with disabilit... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1201

10:45am

Today's Global Leader: Knowledge, Skills & Perspectives
Developing "Future-Ready" students who can engage in local and global problem-solving is one of education's most essential priorities. What does it mean to be a leader during this shift from nation-building to globally- empowering education? Spend some time exploring global leaders' knowledge, skills, and perspectives, and how they might apply in your practice. "-identify key reasons for the shift in education -identify global leadership knowledge, skills, and perspectives -collaborate to determine possible implications and applications in their work"

Speakers
MD

Marny Doepken

ESC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4627

10:45am

Using data for custom learning opportunities
Has admin been asking you to use data and personalize learning experiences for your students?  In this session we will look at an easy way to get student data, use IF formals in Excel to assign work to individual students, and finish with Word to see how easy it is to use a Mail Merge to make custom prescription cards for each and every student. Be able to use any data of their choice and learn how to use a IF formula in Microsoft Excel to quickly build custom prescription cards to each of their students.  This will be printed through a Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson

LTC, CCISD
I have just over a decade of middle school/ intermediate experience.I've taught 7th and 8th grade science. This is my 5th year of instructional coaching. 4 as a science coach and currently a Learning Technology Coach.Using data and EdTech tools has been a growing passion of mine... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4628

10:45am

Adding movement and flexibility into the classroom
Learn how to incorporate movement and motion into your classroom! In this session, we will cover Flexible/Alternative Seating, Brain/Movement Breaks, and the usage of Yoga and Meditation as a way to create a positive, safe, and fun learning environment for all students. How do you change your seating without creating a classroom management nightmare? How do you find time for Brain/Movement Breaks? Why should Yoga and Meditation be incorporated into your classroom? These questions will be answered and resources will be shared to help guide you on this journey.

Participants will be able to identify a variety of seating options available through different sources.
Participants will learn different strategies and frameworks for implementation of Flexible/Alternative Seating.
Participants will learn how to incorporate Brain/Movement Breaks into their classroom easily.
Participants will learn the benefits of utilizing Yoga and Meditation in the classroom with their students.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Lowery

Anna Lowery

3rd Grade Math/Sci/SS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1412

10:45am

Elementary Depth and Complexity come celebrate with us Showcase
Designed for teachers that have taken an introduction session to depth and complexity, the Depth and Complexity Showcase will give participants an opportunity to share their success with others and collaborate on ways  to infuse depth and complexity into every day instruction.   Collaborate and share ways they have infused depth and complexity into lessons.

This session will count toward GT update hours. 

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Holder

Glenda Holder

Director, Clear Creek ISD
Glenda Holder is a transformational, visionary servant who guides, inspires and develops the skills and talents of the teachers, students and parents she serves. Struggling with learning math in elementary school, it was her fourth grade teacher who helped her overcome her struggles... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI Library

10:45am

Elementary Science Hot Topics!
Elementary science teachers and teacher leaders will explore valuable topics that can transform their classrooms.  Participants will get the inside scoop on the current trends in science. 

Speakers
AS

Anne Smith

ESC, CCISD
Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI 2319

10:45am

Fooling around with math tools to represent and solve story problems 4th/5th
Math tools...how do I use them to support the process standards and the journey students must take from concrete to representational to abstract?  Come 'fool around" with math tools and develop your skills for supporting the use of tools with students.  During the sessions we focus on problems that continue to be difficult for our students on end of the year assessments.  This session will make strong connections to Universal Design and SPED accommodations.

Participants will be exposed to numerous math tools that are available for supporting math story problems.
Participants will use math tools to represent and solve story problems for their respective grade levels.
Participants will leave with mentor examples of this process for their respective grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell

ESC, CCISD
Rachel Powell is an Elementary Mathematics Coordinator for Clear Creek ISD.  She has taught 7th - 9th grade mathematics for 3 years and 4th-5th grade mathematics for 12 years.  Her other roles have been: GT Specialist and  Math Instructional Coach.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME Library

10:45am

Goal Setting: Let's Collaborate!
Goal setting can be beneficial not only to the teacher but to students of all levels in your classroom.  This session will be an open discussion about goal setting.  Come share your ideas with one another and join us as we navigate through implementing and managing goal setting into your daily math lesson.  We will share our ideas and experiences including goal sheets, ways we involve the students, motivate student ownership and differentiate for our students.  We will also discuss the implementation of technology for goal setting. 

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Miller

Sheryl Miller

Robinson Elementary, CCISD
Sheryl's educational journey has included special education (5-12 grades), 6th grade math and now an amazing fourth year of teaching third grade! She has a passion for Math and challenging all students.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4517

10:45am

Goal with the flow
Teachers will utilize student data and determine personal goals with and for each student. Based on the goals set by the student and teacher, a flowchart is created to guide the student to close gaps and address any TEKS or content that have not yet been mastered.   Participants will be able to utilize student data and determine personal goals with and for each student and provide individual flowcharts for each student to address TEKS that have not been mastered.

Speakers
AT

Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5415

10:45am

Handwriting Tips and Tricks
This session will review current research, trends, and the importance of handwriting instruction.  Handwriting readiness skills as well as grade appropriate materials will also be discussed.  Strategies to address pencil grip, proper body positioning, spacing, and letter size will be included.  Participants will leave with materials to help support these strategies within their classroom.  

1. Participants will learn why handwriting instruction is important across the curriculum.
2. Participants will learn important components of quality handwriting instruction.
3. Participants will learn handwriting readiness skills, as well as, appropriate materials to use in each grade level.
4. Participants will learn strategies to address common classroom teacher concerns with writing.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1227

10:45am

Literacy station scaffolds
How to improve your literacy stations using scaffolds to support the needs of a variety of learners.  Participants will engage in meaningful conversation about literacy stations and plan how to implement scaffolds in their upcoming unit. 

Speakers
avatar for Annelisse Smith

Annelisse Smith

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5321

10:45am

Perfecting Your Progressions; Data Collection Made Easy
We will be sharing our progression notebooks, and checklist.  How to stream line keeping track of data, and progressions to be able to quickly find what you need for report cards, progress reports, parent conferences, and SST.  Everything (almost) in on place. Teachers will leave felling empowered to keep track of progressions, and data in a clean streamlined notebook, or spiral. 

Speakers
BM

Brenda Magee

teacher, CCISD
FM

Felicia Morgan

Kindergarten Teacher
LR

Lyzette Ruiz

CCISD Teacher- Ed White
KS

Katherine Short

Ed White Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5613

10:45am

Pulling 3rd Grade Math Problems Off the Page
Come explore strategies for increasing student engagement in elementary mathematics by going deeper with problems. Quality is better than quantity. We will explore how to use district provided resources to “pull lessons off the page," and experience new ways to engage students through questioning, having students consider real-world situations and reason through mathematical models, which is the essence of real math. Participants will explore strategies for increasing student engagement in elementary mathematics by going deeper with problems. Quality is better than quantity. Participants will understand how to use district provided resources to “pull lessons off the page.” They will experience new ways to engage students through questioning, having students consider real-world situations and reason through mathematical models, which is the essence of real math.

Speakers
RC

Ruth Cooper

Stewart Elementary, CCISD
HT

Holly Troyer

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4403

10:45am

Skype in the Classroom
There are 5 ways to connect your classroom to the world with Skype!  Skype in the Classroom is a free community that offers live transformative educational experiences for students including Virtual Field Trips, talks from Guest Speakers, classroom to classroom connections, and live collaboration projects.  We will show you the basics of Skype, the ways you can connect your classroom, and ideas about how to get started! Participants will learn about the basics of Skype in the Classroom, how to navigate through the different ways to connect your classroom, and ideas about how to get started with Skype.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Stevenson

Jessica Stevenson

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
avatar for Peggy Trout

Peggy Trout

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5312

10:45am

Supporting Goal Oriented & Reflective Learners with Seesaw
Seesaw is a digital portfolio and student engagement app with a variety of ways to capture student work and thought processes.  We will look at the different tools Seesaw has to offer and go into how to create activities for your students that are aligned with district curriculum.  There will also information on how to integrate a variety of other learning applications as digital product options for students. Participants will learn how to add activities to their classroom journals in Seesaw.  Participants will learn how to create their own activities for class use and how to differentiate activities for specific student learning needs and goals.  Participants will identify new learning technology apps and learn how to share products from outside application onto Seesaw digital portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Padilla

Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4319

10:45am

Word Work Practices
Do you often struggle to dedicate time to word work during guided reading groups? Come learn some fast and easy ways to implement word work for each and every group. Ideas will be given for different guided reading levels for Levels C-O. "Participants will acquire differentiated word work ideas to implement during guided reading. Participants will leave with intervention ideas. "

Speakers
LH

Laina Hubert

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4434

10:45am

5C's: Building Character, Culture, & Climate in our Classrooms and Campus
"Developing and fostering positive classroom culture that promotes high character values leads to more opportunities for students to positively connect with the content, their peers and teachers. In return, when students and staff feel safe, valued, cared for, engaged, and respected, learning measurably increases, and academic achievements advances.  In this session, we will identify and analyze the importance of culture and climate, and it's relationship with character. We will also examine small ways and opportunities to build and foster positive relationships inside the classrooms that lead to a positive culture and campus climate.  In effect, character values are modeled and implemented to maintain a positively enriched campus." "- Understand and analyze the importance of culture & climate inside the classroom - Identify and practice strategies to create and maintain a positive culture utilizing character modeling and developing - Make your school’s mission and vision visible to community members "

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
Kylie Kunefke is a graduate of Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas. Kunefke attended Sam Houston State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Immediately upon graduation from SHSU, Kunefke earned her teaching certification, and began... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5417

10:45am

Creating Student Activities in Desmos
Participates will be introduced to the teacher component of Desmos.  This component gives the teacher the ability to create engaging classroom activities to enhance the student learning environment. Participates will be able to create student activities in Desmos.  These activities consist of card sorts, surveys, polygraph (who's -who?) and teacher lead instruction.

Speakers
SK

Stacey Karpowicz-Boring

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5619

10:45am

Reaching reluctant readers
A librarian and literacy coach will describe how they work with teachers to reach reluctant readers. Participants will preview a variety of texts and genres that appeal to reluctant readers. Suggested activities will be provided to help these students find accessible and enjoyable texts and genres.  Participants will leave with activities and suggested book lists to help students find their new favorite books! 

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hutt

Mindy Hutt

Clear Brook HS Librarian, Clear Brook HS
Mindy Hutt completed her MLS in 1998 and has been a librarian at all three school age levels. She is now the librarian at the awesome Clear Brook High School. She has a passion for connecting kids with the right book and embracing new technologies.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4617

10:45am

Writing Assessment Items for Secondary Sources in the AP Histories
This session explores the types of secondary sources to use for Stimulus-Based Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions in AP History Courses. It includes pedagogical discussion for revising secondary sources to meet the needs of students with diverse reading skills. Participants will review assessment items provided by the College Board. They will then analyze a selection of secondary sources and create assessment items for their history courses. 

Speakers
DW

Deborah Wing-Leonard

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4527

10:45am

Best Books for Intermediate Students
Great books that emphasize character and core values in intermediate students.  Participants will have a list of books to share with their students.

Speakers
CM

Cheryl Marcum

Bayside, CCISD
avatar for Judy Paulson

Judy Paulson

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5411

10:45am

Math Talks in the middle grades
In this session, we will discuss using math talks to begin your daily class in the place of a traditional warm-up. Math talks gives gives students an opportunity to discuss their thinking and strategies with a partner, group, or whole class. It increases their conceptual knowledge and number sense.  Participants will leave with resources to help them start using math talks in their classroom, and participants will understand the benefit and value of math talks. 


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5311

10:45am

Reading for Meaning for Mathematics Problem-solving
Reading for Meaning for Mathematics Problem-solving is to incorporate successful students in understanding to read rich text in mathematical word problems. Teachers will learn how to help all students develop a strategic approach to mathematical reading without taking valuable focus away from the content itself. The  session will focus on critical questions and teach students to slow down their thinking, form and support hypotheses, and explain their interpretation using evidence.  Mathematical Goal:  We will increase and incorporate reading comprehension strategies to allow students to be proficient and successful in mathematics problem-solving with the use of collecting evidence. 

Speakers
SV

Stephanie Vega

Clear Lake Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4610

10:45am

Research Tools for Intermediate Students
What 21st Century digital tools are you using to help your students identify credible sources, keep track of their research, and build bibliographies? This session will help you find and learn the basics of online resources including archives and databases, as well as tools for digital notetaking and source citation in multiple formats such as MLA and APA.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Baxter

Ruth Baxter

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD
I teach 8th WAVE Humanities and 6th WAVE World Cultures at Westbrook Intermediate. I have been a WAVE teacher since 1999. This is my 25th year teaching. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence/social studies. I am happy to help with questions about National Board... Read More →
avatar for Genna Rooke

Genna Rooke

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI 2312

10:45am

**Chemistry and Algebra I and II teachers ONLY** "Calculating the Chemistry" Between Science and Math
This session is for secondary science and math teachers. Cross-curriculum planning can be a challenge, especially in different subject areas. Once you identify the mathematical concepts needed for your science classroom and observe and learn how they are taught in the math classroom, you have the potential to increase student engagement and comprehension by incorporating these same techniques and skills in your lessons. This session models how to collaborate between a science (Chemistry) and math course and provides you the opportunity to examine your TEKS and identify who you should work with on your campus or maybe even during this session! "Participants will view a model of cross-curricular collaboration. Participants will examine TEKS to identify cross-curricular concepts. Participants will identify who to work with on their campus/during the session."

Speakers
AK

Ashley Kennedy-Lee

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5607

10:45am

Automated Grading of Worksheets in ItsLearning with Data Analysis
Learn how to transform paper worksheets into a self graded assignment in itslearning.  Then use the resulting data from that assignment to differentiate and guide instruction. Be able to create itslearning tests with confidence.  Be able to analyze the results to differentiate instruction.

Speakers
CZ

Christopher Zachow

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5512

10:45am

Beyond the Hamburger: Using Concept maps to Plan and Organize your Writing
This session will examine how graphic organizers are not a one-size-fits-all strategy for writers. Many writers struggle to identify the relationships between and among their ideas. Using a concept map with linking words and phrases will help writers of all levels analyze the connections between their topics and subtopics in preparation for persuasive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least two concept maps on topics of their choice and then use them as tools to compose rough drafts of writing that can be used as mentor texts in their classrooms.


Participants will consider how a concept map leads to authentic organization
Participants will create concept maps about topics of personal importance
Participants will synthesize ideas from my concept map(s) to compose persuasive text(s)

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Kramm

Melinda Kramm

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1228

10:45am

Book Tastings, Book Talks and Reader's Theater
A review of Book Tastings, Book Talks, and Reader's Theater designed to give teachers ideas to utilize students' self-selected reading in ways that can encourage reflection, connection, and assessment.

Participants will review and understand the procedures of book tastings, book talks, and readers' theater. Participants will actively participate in each process and will receive resources to facilitate using these strategies in their own classrooms.

Speakers
SM

Sandra Murphy

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1214

10:45am

Career/Education opportunities for your students in the PetroChem Industry
Industry representatives will present the opportunities available for CCISD students in the PetroChem industry and dispel the myths associated with the skills needed for careers in this field.  Participants will come out with an understanding of the opportunities available to our students for careers in the petrochemical industry and contact information to be able to present to their students to meet TEK requirements for career connections (e.g., Chemistry 3(E) describe the connection between chemistry and future careers).

Speakers
avatar for Gina Rico

Gina Rico

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5320

10:45am

Dramatic Reading of Fiction and Nonfiction Texts: Deepening Comprehension and Analysis
This session will explore the potential of dramatic reading of fiction and nonfiction texts to draw the students’ attention to how writers manipulate language to achieve a desired effect on their audience. Participants will examine video clips of students working in small groups to create dramatic reading scripts from the last chapter of Machiavelli’s The Prince. Participants will also engage in a dramatic reading of an excerpt from Dear Martin by Nic Stone. 

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Bondar

Natalia Bondar

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4526

10:45am

Leading With Your Eyes Wide Open
We Lead How We Perceive. How we see those we teach or work with will have an impact on how effectively we lead them.  In this activity-driven session, we'll take a look at how perceptions are formed, how value is assigned,  and how being aware of these things can help us make better connections with those we lead. Participants will walk away with more awareness of how perceptions are formed and how to to make genuine connections with those we lead. 

Speakers
avatar for Donna Stone

Donna Stone

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5525

10:45am

Naviance beginning with the end in mind
Explanation of why we use Naviance for high school students and the tools available to incorporate classroom instruction.   understand the use of Naviance for career and college planning and how to use the tools such as goal setting, resume building, road trip nation video clips over careers and supermatch for college search options

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Nylen

Natalie Nylen

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
LS

Linda Smith

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5324

10:45am

Online Formative Assessment in STEM
Teachers will analyze their current formative assessment practices and be shown ways to incorporate electronic formative assessment tools in order to provide more accurate and timely feedback to students.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Schreiber

Nicholas Schreiber

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4524

10:45am

Personal Wellness for Educators
We will present information on personal wellness, including coloring/drawing, yoga, stretching, breathing, setting the tone in your classroom with sound and light, and tips for adding a little time to your day that can be used for wellness. Participants will learn wellness tips and skills as well as information on how to find that missing few minutes a day for yourself.

Speakers
KW

Kerry Whitfill

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5526

10:45am

StarLab digital the new secondary science star dome
Come and see the new secondary science StarLab. We have a new and improved dome and a new digital projector with pre-loaded programs for science. Teachers will experience the new star dome to see the ease of access for all students. Teachers will gain an understanding of the new digital programs offered by our new StarLab and how these programs may enhance their teaching. Teachers will learn about future checkout procedures and timelines for availability of the StarLab for the 2019-20 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards

8th Grade Science, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
BSI Teaching Theater

10:45am

Student Centered Learning through Growth Mindset
Through the use of growth mindset and various grouping activities/assessments, learn how to empower students to take charge of their own learning. We will discuss how to apply these methods in your own classroom. Participants come away with ideas of how create an environment where students become the center of their own learning through collaboration, various types of grouping, activity adaptations to meet the needs of each student group. 

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Nesrsta

Patricia Nesrsta

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4528

10:45am

Student Talk > Teacher Talk
Do you ever pose a question to your students and get blank stares in return? Are students reluctant to engage with your content and each other? Come and discover fun ways to get students moving, laughing, connecting with their peers and most importantly talking about and engaging with your content. These strategies come from secondary World Language and Cultures classrooms and examples will be applied to all content areas.  "Participants will... ...consider the purpose and benefits of incorporating movement and student talk into daily lessons.  ...identify strategies to incorporate purposeful movement and student talk into daily lessons in order increase engagement and student achievement.  ...leave with a tool box of easy to implement ideas to immediately begin using in class. "

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Tran

Gloria Tran

Spanish Teacher- Clear Brook High School, CCISD
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Assistant Principal, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5516

10:45am

Teaching the Inclusive Classroom
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your lessons and give your students a greater role in their instruction and learning. Participants will learn how to chunk units, give short and effective notes/lessons, assess students in alternate ways other than the standard test and give control of learning to your students and be a facilitator. Make instruction and assessment go hand in hand.

Speakers
avatar for Lea Nicholson

Lea Nicholson

SPED teacher, CCISD
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Katherine Pozuc

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5511

10:45am

Use Delta Math for Instant Feedback
Delta math is a free online program in which you can customize your own assignments. Once an assignment is created you are able to share it with your team. The students get immediate feedback with step by step instructions on how to solve each problem. This is an awesome tool to use in a math classroom, and the students love it! Participants will create an account, and start building assignments that are aligned to their TEKS for their classroom. They will also learn how to share assignments with other teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie Weldon

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4615

10:45am

Using Desmos for Linear Approximation and Other Applications
Did you know that Desmos can do many other things besides simply graphing functions? Desmos can also deal with implicitly defined functions, perform algebraic manipulation, and animate functions. In this session we show some of the interesting ways we use Desmos in our Algebra 2, Precalculus, Math Models, and Calculus classes. In addition to ideas on how to use Desmos in their secondary math classrooms, participants will also be shown how to find and search the many previously made Desmos lessons.

Attendees earn 1 hour of GT update.

Speakers
NJ

Neil Jeffrey

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am

10:45am

Using ItsLearning E-Portfolios to Highlight Student Work and Help Students Own Their Learning
Learn how to use the various functions of ItsLEarning Eportfolios to help your students showcase great work and highlight areas where they need to grow. In this session you will learn the difference between a showcase portfolio, working portfolio and an assessment portfolio. You will be able to help students add items to their portfolios, and help them showcase items to share with their families in student-led conferences. You will also be able to see examples of student work highlighted in a portfolio and get directions for students to start using their Eportfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Herrmann

Doris Herrmann

Instructional Coach, Clear Creek ISD
Doris is am Instructional Technology Coach in a Galveston County School District.
CT

Chris Taylor

Brookside IS


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5322

10:45am

Utilizing Vocal Performance to Re-envision the Multi-Genre Research Project
The Multi-Genre Research Project is a challenging project for any intermediate or secondary student.  What makes the challenge worth it is the opportunity for students to engage multiple genres of literature and media to present a cohesive message.  This session aims to take up the challenge (and fun) up another level by introducing teachers to the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation and discuss how its use in the classroom can take the Multi-Genre Research Project to another level - while at the same time addressing vastly under-served ELA TEKS regarding public speaking and presentation. "Learn about the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation offered for competition throughout most of the school year, along with the rules and norms governing it. Be equipped with the skills and tools needed to introduce this concept to their students. Leave with an understanding of the pedagogical value of having students engage with multiple genres of literature in an oral presentation format."

Speakers
TC

Tomas Cosenza

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4611

10:45am

Lockdown Table Top Scenarios
Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF Library

10:45am

Are the Kids Alright? Mental Health and Trauma Informed Classrooms
For many children exposure to trauma can lead to learning and behavior problems. Trauma is particularly challenging for educators to address because kids often don’t express the distress they’re feeling in a way that’s easily recognizable; instead they hide their pain behind defiance, aggression, irritability, or withdrawing from others. This session with discuss the science of trauma and its effect on brain development and strategies any teacher can implement in a classroom to become trauma-informed. This session is open to all conference participants. Teachers from these campuses must attend this session (1) time during the conference: Bayside INT; Brookside INT; League City ELEM; Mossman ELEM; Parr ELEM;  Wedgewood INT.

Speakers
NU

Natalie Uranga

ESC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF Band

10:45am

Building a digital readers/writers notebook
"Take your Reader/Writer notebook online! Student work is saved automatically. Assignments are immediately assessed in real-time. Data and conference notes collected seamlessly during instruction. Reader/Writer workshops are the perfect place to fully embrace and utilize the technology tools to enhance student experiences and support instruction.  During this two-part session, we will explore the possibilities and flexibility of digital tools in an integrated digital notebook for ELAR courses. For the first half of the session, we will walk through real, working examples of a Reader/Writer notebook. Then, use the second half of the time as a workshop to brainstorm, plan and create your own digital notebook using step-by-step instructions with instructor and peer support. " Participants will explore the possibilities, value, and flexibility of using OneNote Classroom as a Reader/Writer notebook across older grade levels. During this session participants will see examples of working notebooks, identify the possibilities of a digital notebook in their own classrooms, and receive step-by-step on how to set up a classroom notebook and how to use its features. Participants will also have a workshop time to brainstorm, plan and create a classroom notebook with the instructor and peer support. 

Speakers
RG

Rebecca Garland

Clear View HS, Clear View High School


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5317

10:45am

Classroom Design for Student Success and Well-Being
A thoughtfully designed classroom will positively impact students' academic, social, behavioral, and emotional well-being. In this session participants will learn how classroom design affects students and teachers in various ways, including the impact of flexible and traditional seating, color, clutter, instructional material display, organization, volume, lighting, and more.  "*Assess their own classroom designs *Learn some of the behavioral, emotional, academic, and social effects of classroom design *Learn how to structure flexible seating for success *Discover online design tools for planning a classroom makeover *Connect with funding sources for classroom furniture for flexible seating *Create a vision board for your new classroom"

Speakers
avatar for Annalisa Hardy

Annalisa Hardy

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5615

10:45am

DIY: Thinking Cap
Participants will learn to knit using a round loom.
How to knit round-loom hats: a hands-on opportunity to learn how to use a round loom to knit hats; this skill *could* be used to reinforce CCISD core values and instructional best practices.
One activity can include CCISD core values (Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Kindness, Fairness, Citizenship, Integrity); promote kindness and thinking of others;  teach self-control and coping with disappointment techniques; patience; allow for creativity, individuality, and choice; eye-hand coordination; allow for learning a new skill; promote interest in a new activity; promote a sense of community: students helping students; inspire curiosity among peers; provide a non-distracting outlet for students who may otherwise fidget while in class.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Loper

Valerie Loper

Librarian, CCISD
Former English teacher who just finished her 21st year in education; talk to Valerie about books, research, fake news, teaching, references, citing, library stuffFollow Valerie on:Twitter:@cfhs_libraryInstagram: @cfhs_library
avatar for Emily Morris

Emily Morris

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4422

10:45am

Inclusion Evolution: Embracing the Possibilities
All people are people first. We all want to belong. We have strengths and weaknesses and our own individual potential to be great people and to live the lives we want. We can all lead happy and fulfilling lives, supported by those around us to be successful adults. It is up to all of us to examine our own core beliefs and to spread the word of the least dangerous assumption. In this session participants will view then discuss several thought-provoking videos that will demonstrate the positive impact students with disabilities have on their classroom- especially their peers. We hope you'll join us for this inspiring session!

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Moore

Cheryl Moore

Elementary Instructional Specialist, CCISD
avatar for Carissa Petersen

Carissa Petersen

Elementary Instructional Specialist, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
BSI 2340

10:45am

ItsLearning Digital E-Portfolio Use in the Classroom
Join us to see how easy it is to utilize the e-portfolio to track/post/publish student work, show evidence for standards based grading, learning progressions, etc. Participants will be able to guide their students through the process of activating their e-portfolio, upload work or evidence that is ready to be published, and set an organizational structure that is easy to manage.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Moore

Jillian Moore

Ross Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
BSI 2345

10:45am

Managing Stress in Your Life
Learn the science behind stress and why it's so important to get control of the amount of stress you have right now. Learn some simple ways to reduce stress at work and in your personal life.   Participants will gain basic knowledge of how stress effects the brain and the body; discover their current stress level and determine how it is effecting their well being; and learn and practice some simple ways to reduce stress in their lives. 


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5624

10:45am

Scheduled for Success
A session on identifying, optimizing, and protecting time for daily priorities as an educator and adult. Participants will identify the duties and responsibilities within their instructional day.  They will then use a priority matrix to organize their daily tasks to optimize personal productivity.  Participants will also receive training on technology supports and organizational processes to protect and get the most benefit from instructional time with students.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Gautney

Andrea Gautney

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
avatar for Robert Lawing

Robert Lawing

GBCDHH Coordinator, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5622

10:45am

The mindful classroom
"What if 3-5 minutes could change the entire trajectory of your students' day? What if it could turn your most frustrating class into your most productive? ""Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us."" (mindful.org) It can be used in the classroom to promote self-acceptance and self-awareness. Furthermore, mindfulness allows us to respond to difficult situations in intentional, healthy ways. Often times, students come into our classrooms with more on their minds than doing well in school: problems at home, a fight with a friend in the hallway, low self-esteem from habitually poor academic performance, and more. It is important that we, as educators, give students the time and space to process through these things. However, we must also teach students how to ""clear"" things out of their mind and regain focus on their current situation -- their work at school. This is a delicate balance of empathy and motivation; a balance that must be practiced in order to be done well." During this session, participants will discover the power of mindfulness in their own lives, learn and practice mindfulness activities that can be used in the classroom, and develop a toolbox of resources to support their newfound mindful classroom.

Speakers
CM

Cynthia Merrifeld

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5416

10:45am

Using Outlook to become organized or teach organization skills
Demonstrating the use of Microsoft Outlook's Calendar and Tasks functions to increase personal organization skills. Can be used for self-development or to teach students.  Use of Office365 as a variation will also be presented.

...demonstrate proactivity by entering events, appointments and deadlines into Microsoft Outlook-Calendar and task prioritization by entering tasks in Microsoft Outlook-Tasks.  

Speakers
avatar for Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson

Instructor, Leadership Development, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
SME 1032

10:45am

YES Club: Yoga Empowering Students
This class will inform the learner on how the YES Club started at Weber Elementary. Yoga breathing, poses and their benefits will be discussed and practiced. The first 30 minutes of class will be based on the benefits of yoga in the schools. The second part of class is an hour of yoga that will enable the participants to practice the depth and breath of yoga poses and breathing. The final minutes of class will allow for a savasana meditation.  Participants will learn how yoga assists students in using breath and poses to minimize stress and find mindfulness in the school setting. The participants will practice yoga and use breath to meditate. The practice will allow the participant to experience yoga at any skill level. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez

Weber Elementary, CCISD and RYT-200
Bring your yoga mat or a towel. The assigned room does not have carpet. Contact me at mchavez if you have any questions. Thanks.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5625

10:45am

Become Iconic!: Differentiating and Tiering Using Depth and Complexity Icons
Do you ever struggle to meet the needs of all your kiddos? Learn to introduce and integrate Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity icons to tier and differentiate learning experiences. Depth and complexity icons can be used in Pre-K to 5th grade classrooms to promote critical thinking in an EASY and powerful way.  Learn to meet all your students needs through the use of depth and complexity icons across curriculum. You will leave with the tools and knowledge to implement differentiation and tiering in your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Advanced Academics Specialist, CCISD
avatar for Sarah Orozco

Sarah Orozco

Ed White Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5628

10:45am

Bibliotheraphy:  The ART of Solving Problems through Directed Reading 
"Do you love to read? Do books sometimes seem to speak to you or to a situation? Have you ever said, “That describes me perfectly?”  Come explore books and ways to incorporate books into your classroom for various social/emotional situations and character pillar lessons.  You will learn several strategies along with incorporating Kaplan’s depth and complexity icons to provide opportunities for differentiating curriculum." Understand how bibliotherapy can be used in the classroom to assist students with their social and emotional needs. You will receive 2 hours of GT credit with the opportunity to earn an additional hour as well. 

Speakers
NH

Nancy Hough

Furguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4407

10:45am

Challenge with Choice 2hr GT Update
Join us to learn the thinking that goes into to designing a TEK aligned menu for your students. Learn the models and how we embed the layers of thinking. Finally, work with colleagues to create your own to implement in your classroom.

Developing Menus that align with the TEKS
Incorporating Higher-Level thinking layers into lessons


Speakers
avatar for Dalena Ryskoski

Dalena Ryskoski

Advanced Academics, Clear Creek ISD
Dalena Ryskoski, an Advanced Academics Specialist in Clear Creek ISD, has over 10 years of experience. Her experience ranges from self-contained classroom teacher, Advanced Academics Specialist K-5, and an experienced UHCL presenter, in and out of district presenter.
avatar for Bianca Zelenski

Bianca Zelenski

Advanced Academics, Clear Creek ISD
Bianca Zelenski, an Advanced Academics Specialist in Clear Creek ISD, has over 10 years of experience focused on the needs of ESL students. Her experience ranges from self-contained classroom teacher, Advanced Academics Specialist K-5, and an experienced district presenter.
avatar for Blythe Brown

Blythe Brown

Advanced Academics, Clear Creek ISD
Blythe Brown is an Advanced Academics Specialist in Clear Creek ISD and has 20 years of experience teaching gifted children. Blythe has presented at TAGT for 4 years, sharing her love of innovative ideas. Her experience ranges from self contained upper elementary, Math Coach, Advanced... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
SME 1025

10:45am

Engaging Student Perspectives to Foster Meaningful Academic Conversations
Come explore ways to incorporate images as a means to foster meaningful student conversation.  Participants will learn simple, proven ideas to engage students in purposeful conversations across all curriculum areas.   "Teacher Outcome: Participants will explore how Visual Thinking Strategies help promote oral fluency and accuracy in student expressions.   Student Outcome: Thinking will be visible and target language development in order to enhance critical thinking skills of ALL Learners (AL) and engage them in real-life communication.  "

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4433

10:45am

Getting Comfy with Cuisenaire Rods Grades 1-2
Have you ever asked yourself – “What in the world do I do with all these Cuisinaire rods?” During this session, we are going to look at some of the many ways Cuisinaire rods could and should be used in your classroom daily.

Participants will leave with a deep understanding of how to implement Cuisenaire rods into their classrooms to engage students in a new way. They will have a better understanding of how the tool connects to the current CCISD curriculum. In addition, teachers will walk away activities to use as a mini-lesson or during guided math stations.

Speakers
KC

Kathy Colivas

Landolt Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
SME 1212

10:45am

Leadership through Literature - GT
Inspire your students to grow in their leadership abilities by studying leaders in our society.  We will introduce you to children's books that highlight famous people who have shown effective traits of leadership throughout history.  You will learn effective ways to promote higher level thinking and utilize Sandra Kaplan's depth and complexity icons during the session. "Teachers will walk away with: 7 book titles, writing prompts, and hands on activities, that will guide them in  teaching leadership through Language Arts, while promoting higher level thinking."
Attendees will receive GT hours by attending this session.

Speakers
AA

Amy Allen

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
BS

Barbie Scott

Advanced Academics/GT Specialist, Clear Creek ISD
Barbie Scott is an Advanced Academics/GT Specialist for Clear Creek Independent School District. She is currently in her 20th year of teaching and has taught Pre-K, 2nd grade, 4th grade and Advanced Academics. She loves to challenge her Gifted students, while building their self-esteem... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5623

10:45am

Let's Start Talking!
Participants will experience engaging techniques to encourage students to actively participate in meaningful conversations in their classrooms.  Participants will walk away with several techniques that they will be able to implement in the classrooms right away. 

Speakers
KR

Karla Rodriguez

EL Coach, CCISD
BV

Brandi Victorian

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4432

10:45am

Own Your Success
Guided time can be extremely overwhelming or the first thing to go when our schedules get crazy. We have worked with many teachers, in various grades to consider what works best to help make this time worthwhile. Through this session we will share how we have used CCISD expectations and resources to drive our guided times in math, reading and science. Participants will learn how to help your students use their own data to identify areas of success and set goals based on areas of concern. You will learn how to use technology and hands-on activities to allow students to independently reteach these challenging concepts, so that you are able to pull small groups.

Speakers
JR

Jaclyn Rhee

Robinson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4616

10:45am

Vocabulary Workstation Rotation
Learning academic and tested vocabulary in a variety of ways will help meet students’ specific learning styles and needs. Vocabulary workstations are an excellent instructional technique for the active, student-centered classroom. Regardless of the grade, unit, or topic, a well-developed set of activity stations will greatly improve your students’ mastery of vocabulary. In this workshop, participants will rotate through a series of vocabulary workstations to experience and employ them in their own classrooms. "1. Experience vocabulary workstation rotations. 2. Examine and construct vocabulary workstation activities. 3. Discuss management and implementation ideas for workstation activities. 4. Participants are to bring a vocabulary list for a future unit to use in designing their own station activities."

Speakers
AL

Anita Lewis

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5626

10:45am

Cross Curricular Sheltered Instruction: Practical Examples and Applications
Sheltered instruction teachers use linguistic accommodations to make content comprehensible and help their English learners develop academic language each and every day. In this session, we will model specific sheltered instruction strategies in different content areas.  The model lessons will be delivered in foreign languages and participants will experience the English learners’ perspective.  The participants will get the opportunity to debrief, brainstorm, and create model lessons that incorporate powerful sheltered strategies for their content area.

Speakers
MW

Maria Woodall

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
AB

Adrian Bidulescu

EL Instructional Coach, Clear Lake HS


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4431

10:45am

Developing Strength, Speed and Agility for the Intermediate Athlete
This session is designed to help coaches train intermediate athletes in the areas of strength, speed, agility and nutrition.  We will discuss and demonstrate activities used during the athletic period.  Participants will learn program design and organization, testing of athletes in various drills/exercises, and program evaluation.
We will have opportunties for attendees to participate in activities or demostrations.  Please dress accordingly for participation.

Speakers
CG

Cindy Gravely

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
BSI Competition Gym / Weight Room

10:45am

Growth Mindsets
Implementing a growth mindset. Are you interested in exploring what a growth mindset can look like in the high school classroom? How do we help our students believe they can be successful?  In this session, I will share some practical and effective growth mindset strategies I have incorporated into my instruction.  You will have some time to prepare an activity to take back to your students.

Speakers
JT

Jacqueline Thompson

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5627

10:45am

Making Math Quadratically Ozo-some!
Come experience an engaging STEM intersection of CS and Mathematics using Ozobots. Be prepared to take a risk and delve into a powerful learning experience while learning how the Ozobot can assist in teaching the importance of order of operations and accuracy through the real-world example of coding. We dare you to work on our project with the Ozobot and Quadratic Functions! Our students loved these lessons and we hope you will too! Join us and experience how to make your mathematics class STEM-ified and Ozo-some!  Even if you do not have Ozobots on campus, we can make this work for you!

See how to use the Ozobot within their math content as well as for extended learning experiences connected to real life applications such as directions, accuracy, etc.
Leave with a fully usable and editable STEM project for Algebra 1 and above level classes.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Richardson

Lisa Richardson

Clear Brook HS, CCISD
LA

Leticia Allred

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
SME 1229

10:45am

Technology Tools for the Mathematics Classroom
In this session, I will introduce some online tools (Desmos & Geogebra) that can be used in a mathematics classroom as quick concept acquisition or as classroom activities. I will also present how to create an online activity or concept acquisition tool yourself and give you time to create one before you leave.

Speakers
AF

Addison Folsom

Clear Falls HS, CCISD



Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4430

10:45am

Who's Doing most of the work? How to get Students to Self-Assess and Reflect on Their Own Learning
Providing students with opportunities to take ownership in their own learning and development in the classroom fosters self-motivation, empowers them to make responsible decisions, and cultivates a sense of honesty and trust. When students participate in their learning, they are more successful in their mastery.  "Participants will: •Learn to create a student self-assessment rubric that is individualized for their classroom and content. •Have the opportunity to view examples of how this & similar practices can be implemented in any core or elective classroom •Learn how to implement a system for students to monitor their own growth that builds a sense of ownership and responsibility •Discover a new way to support TRUE student-driven with teacher-facilitated instruction •Explore how this practice extends to supporting core values of trustworthiness and respect between students and teacher, as well as students and their peers."

Speakers
KA

Katrina Arsola

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
MD

Megan Dulude

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 5328

11:55am

Apply it: Transforming Instructional Practice
Building engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking so students reach a deeper understanding of how to apply foundational skills necessary for mastery.  How can you help students practice applying what they learn in more than one way? Plan for and execute "Apply It" activities.

Speakers
avatar for Kacy Allensworth

Kacy Allensworth

Space Center Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5518

11:55am

BAFA-BAFA
"  BaFa’ BaFa’ is a face-to-face learning simulation. It is intended to improve participants’ cultural competency by helping them understand the impact of culture on the behavior of people and organizations. Participants experience “culture shock” by trying to interact with a culture in which the people have different values, different ways of behaving and different ways of solving problems. Description Of the Activity 1.Two simulated cultures are created: an Alpha culture and a Beta culture. The presenters brief the participants on the general purposes of the simulation and then assigns them membership in either the Alpha or Beta culture. 2.To each of the two cultures belongs a certain behavior, which corresponds to an implicit cultural code (for example, two antagonistic civilizations: a collective culture based on common good, solidarity, body contact), and an economic culture based on trade and profit, individualism as well formal and distant relations. Each group moves into its own area where members are taught the values, expectations and customs of their new culture, without knowing anything about the other civilization. 3.Each culture sends an “observer” to go to the other culture’s room.  During the “observer” period, groups will role play the values, expectations, and customs of their new culture. 4. Observers will return to their room and report back to their group on what they saw to get them ready for the cross-cultural experience. 5.Both groups will come together to interact based on the values, expectations, and customs of their culture. 6.We will end the simulation and debrief the experience " "1. Build awareness of how languages and cultural differences  can profoundly impact people in  general. 2. Examine how stereotypes are developed, barriers created,  and misunderstandings magnified. 3. Allow participants to examine their own bias and focus on how they perceive differences. 4. Identify diversity issues that must be addressed "

Speakers
ZU

Zineb Underwood

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
EM

Elgin Marks

ASL TEACHER, CCISD
avatar for Lydia Ferrari

Lydia Ferrari

Spanish Teacher, Clear Creek HS


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5427

11:55am

Brave Teaching- building emotionally-resilient students
As teachers, we have seen behavior problems increase while our ability to feel equipped to handle them has decreased. Through Brave Teaching, we have learned specific skills to help our students feel empowered to take on their own issues. Kids today need to be taught skills to develop their emotional-resiliency. In this session, we will learn how to handle difficult situations without taking it personal,  break down what the classroom container is, and specific strategies to take back and implement in our classrooms immediately.  These skills and strategies can be used K-12 and with administrators as well.  Participants will learn strategies to help with classroom management, equipping students to take problems head on, and stop taking classroom disruptions personal. 

Speakers
KS

Krista Skytland

Hall Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5311

11:55am

Creating a Personal Wellness Success Plan
This session helps you to assess your personal wellness, develop a goal for improving your current level, and create an action plan for achieving success. This session will also provide tips for overcoming the obstacles. Also, participants will be able to develop an improvement plan regardless of where they are on their own journey towards personal wellness. 

Speakers
avatar for Margaret (Margi) Powell

Margaret (Margi) Powell

League City Intermediate, CCISD
My teaching career began 19 years ago and includes teaching Physical Education, Health, and Science courses. I believe that there is a profound connection between mind, body, and spirit when it comes to wellness. Currently, I am on a personal wellness journey of my own to achieve... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5529

11:55am

Cultivating Inclusivity
Learn how to create a welcoming environment for *all* students. We will discuss terminology, signage, and practices that create a safe space for all of our students. Participants will consider vocabulary, practices, and routines that ensure inclusivity of all students. 

Speakers
avatar for Darci Burroughs

Darci Burroughs

Space Center Intermediate Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
Darci has been a teacher for 15 years and in the library for 4. She has taught in Pasadena ISD, Houston ISD and Clear Creek ISD. Darci is passionate about her role as an educator who ensures that diverse resources are readily available to all shareholders. You can hear her and her... Read More →
avatar for Erin Logan

Erin Logan

League City Intermediate, CCISD
Erin loves books, yoga, Pugs, the outdoors, and heavy music.
avatar for Katrina Zannier

Katrina Zannier

Victory Lakes Intermediate Librarian, CCISD
Katrina Zannier is the librarian at Victory Lakes Intermediate. This is her 21st year in education and her 10th year as a librarian. She is passionate about empowering students to own their learning through discovery.


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5513

11:55am

Digging Deep - Building Relationships with Our Toughest Students
This an in interactive presentation that helps educators know how to relate to students from a variety of challenging backgrounds. It teaches how to remove common barriers and to use the power of empathy and understanding .  A review of the most important aspects of building healthy relationships is reviewed in order to build success in the classroom and beyond.  Participant will be able to identify and empathize with some of the toughest students and will understand the importance and benefits of building successful relationships in the classroom and beyond. 

Speakers
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Bridget Christmas

Clear Brook HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5609

11:55am

Digital Word Walls using Thinklink
Writing and taping words physically to your classroom walls only goes so far.  Promote deeper understanding of your content words by linking those words to definitions, audio, and even video.   Then embed these straight into your ItsLearning course.

Speakers
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Kelly Chase

Learning Technology Coach, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
BSI 2342

11:55am

FlipGrid
Teachers will have a chance to learn how to integrate FlipGrid into their classroom as a tool at any stage of teaching a topic. It is great for all levels and all subjects.  "1. Know what FlipGrid is 2. Discuss ways to use FlipGrid 3. Set up a FlipGrid Class 4. Add an assignment 5. Use features and tools"

Speakers
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Alexandra Farrington

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4512

11:55am

Forms! Forms! Forms!
A close up look at how to create and use forms in Office 365. We will explore the differences between creating stagnant and interactive forms and begin looking at the possibilities of branching.

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Nolan DeShazo

Learning Technology Coach, Clear View HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4526

11:55am

GIMKIT a twist on the online quiz game
Gimkit is an online formative assessment tool that was created by students who were bored with the traditional online quiz game.  This game allows teachers and students to create personalized "kits" that align directly with instruction.  During actual game play, students strive to collect the most money while buying upgrades that require some strategy such as question insurance, double ups and pie a neighbor.  Students can play individually, as teams and class against class.   Students have also used this program to demonstrated mastery by creating their own kits for each other at the end of a unit.  Join us to learn some innovate ways to incorporate this program into your classroom curriculum.  Participants will be able to create their own kit and have ideas to incorporate this program into their various curriculum. 

Speakers
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Corey Wistinghausen

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4313

11:55am

Growing Student Leaders
Students from the Student Ambassador program, the Caring in Action Team, the Power Team and the Spirit Team will discuss what they have learned, such as preparation, resilience, compassion, communication skills, improved relationships, core values and the impact they have had on others. Students will share how they have replaced limiting beliefs with a growth mindset, how being a leader Inspires ownership and accountability, and increases self-confidence and problem solving skills.  Participants will learn techniques on assisting students with developing a sense of confidence and belief in themselves and their ideas. Strategies will be provided on how to support students in taking risks. Participants will learn how to encourage students to use their minds, hearts, and voices to engage and collaborate with others.

Speakers
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Vanessa Diggs

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4519

11:55am

I Am Alright, Right Now - Body, Breath, Mind
Learn simple movements and practices that ease physical tension, create a focused mind and shift your perspective on any situation.  "Participants will learn and practice simple movements that reduce physical tension. Participants will learn breathing practices that create a focused mind and mental ease. Participants will learn ways to direct their thinking that will shift perspective."

Speakers
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Ande Smith

Seabrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5316

11:55am

itslearning Registrations
Have you tried the itslearning registration tool?  Whether you are planning a special event,  like  Career Day or a campus PL day, having students sign up for activities, or letting them select work groups for a project, registrations can help.
The course teacher creates a list of options for which course participants may register.  When all participants have registered, a list becomes available for the teacher with all of the information in a spreadsheet, which can be sorted and filtered. 

Speakers
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Sooz Williams

TLC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
SME 1230

11:55am

Maximizing Your Potential Using Food For Fuel
Learn how food affects your health and how to use it to your advantage for physical and emotional wellness.  "Understand the difference between processed food and natural food and the corresponding affects on the body. Test their own pH level and be able to describe the affects of an acidic and alkaline environment. Be able to identify foods that may contribute to a healthy pH level. Recognize ingredients in products that may contribute to health risks. Understand how to make adjustments to your eating lifestyle for your advantage. "

Speakers
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Vickie Holmes

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5323

11:55am

Mental Wellness Through Guided Meditation and Yoga
With the stress that students and teachers endure everyday, it is important to focus on mental health.
-Guided Meditation can wipe away the day's stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. Guided Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.
-One of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. See how simple, beginner poses can help relax the mind; create mental clarity and calmness; increase body awareness; relieve chronic stress patterns; center attention; and sharpen concentration.

Participants will practice guided meditation and simple yoga poses to understand the benefits in relation to mental health wellness. 

Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat if you wish!

Speakers
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Marka Wood

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
Clear Creek Cavalier Director/Dance Educator


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
BSI Practice Gym

11:55am

See the World on a Shoestring Budget!
In the last 5 years I have had the amazing opportunity to go to Asia three times, Africa once, and Europe twice, as well as many places in the US on a shoestring budget, and I will show you and your family how to do the same! "- Participants will learn tips and tricks to search for flights, resulting in the best price. - Participants will learn priceline.com tips to save on Hotel rooms - Participants will learn how to utilize AirBnB to get great accommodations on a budget. "

Speakers
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Laura Gladney-Lemon

Clear Creek HS Librarian, Clear Creek HS
Laura is thankful for the opportunity to be the librarian at Clear Creek High School. She cares deeply about creating authentic opportunities for students, struggling readers, and making the library a safe space for everyone. She has previously presented at AASL, TLA, TCTELA, and... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4617

11:55am

Sketchnotes to grow your brain
What if one tiny adjustment to the way you take in information and retain it could result in a 55% increase in recall of that information? What if that same adjustment could result in increased engagement and understanding  for any age and any content? Join us to learn from experts like Mike Rohde, Tanny McGregor, and Wendy Pillars on how Sketchnoting can transcend any age and content to help you "plug in", engage, and retain more information and the research behind it. These techniques are quick to apply and easy to use even if you insist you are not an artist and "can't draw". Sketchnoting will not only help YOU get more out of any meeting you attend, but it will also help your students retain more information and increase engagement. Come get your sketch on! 

Speakers
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Joanna Liska

Mossman Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4610

11:55am

Teens, sex and the law
Legal consequences facing youth regarding sexual activity and sexting.  The basic laws covering consent, age of consent and sexting (child pornography).
Participants will learn the basics of the Criminal Justice System and how it applies. 

Speakers
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Sam Ferrell

Health Education Specialist, CCISD
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Lexie Johnston

Healthy Choices Specialist, CCISD



Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
BSI 2346

11:55am

The Benefits and Implementation of Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning, while not necessarily a new idea, is not always the easiest thing to put into practice. This session will describe what project based learning is, why it works, and ways to implement it in your classroom.  Participants will learn basics of project based learning, demonstrate knowledge of PBL, begin creating their own PBL. 

Speakers
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Jenifer Pickett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5517

11:55am

As the World Turns: Making Sense of the Earth
"Explore the Engineering Connections: As the World Turns ""Participants will explore and discover the benefits of embedding Engineering Connections and design/create a model that demonstrates the day/night cycle (5.8C).  "

Speakers
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Kim Leach

Hall Elementary, CCISD
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Stacia Hilbert-Greene

4th Grade Teacher, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5528

11:55am

Blogging in ItsLearning
Learn how you can use ItsLearning blogs to give writers an authentic audience.   Learn how to support students as they set up blogs and get some ideas about how to use them with students.  

Speakers
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Holly Berndt

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5414

11:55am

Class Dojo
Using a Classroom Management Tool to Help Build Character! Participants will have a deep understanding of Class Dojo and all the ways you can use it to benefit the classroom with Character Development. 

Speakers
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Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5428

11:55am

Elementary Science Hot Topics!
Elementary science teachers and teacher leaders will explore valuable topics that can transform their classrooms.  Participants will get the inside scoop on the current trends in science. 

Speakers
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Anne Smith

ESC, CCISD
Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
BSI 2319

11:55am

Goal Setting: Let's Collaborate!
Goal setting can be beneficial not only to the teacher but to students of all levels in your classroom.  This session will be an open discussion about goal setting.  Come share your ideas with one another and join us as we navigate through implementing and managing goal setting into your daily math lesson.  We will share our ideas and experiences including goal sheets, ways we involve the students, motivate student ownership and differentiate for our students.  We will also discuss the implementation of technology for goal setting. "•Understand the how goal setting and progressions go hand-in-hand •Be able to develop their own management system for goal setting •Be able to explain the benefits for all students: at-risk, special needs, and GT •Be exposed to technology which can be implemented into their own classroom "

Speakers
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Sheryl Miller

Robinson Elementary, CCISD
Sheryl's educational journey has included special education (5-12 grades), 6th grade math and now an amazing fourth year of teaching third grade! She has a passion for Math and challenging all students.


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4517

11:55am

Handwriting Tips and Tricks
This session will review current research, trends, and the importance of handwriting instruction.  Handwriting readiness skills as well as grade appropriate materials will also be discussed.  Strategies to address pencil grip, proper body positioning, spacing, and letter size will be included.  Participants will leave with materials to help support these strategies within their classroom.  

1. Participants will learn why handwriting instruction is important across the curriculum.
2. Participants will learn important components of quality handwriting instruction.
3. Participants will learn handwriting readiness skills, as well as, appropriate materials to use in each grade level.
4. Participants will learn strategies to address common classroom teacher concerns with writing.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
SME 1227

11:55am

Math In Practice: How can this resource support Kindergarten?
We will explore our newest resource, Math In Practice, and see how we might pull some ideas from this book to support our math instruction.   "Participants will leave with an understanding of how this resource is structured and how it might support their math curriculum."

Speakers
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Yesenia Verduzco

League City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5326

11:55am

Meaningful Mentor Texts
The session will be about integrating the Elementary State and CCISD reading lists into the K-5 curriculum.  Participants will leave the session with book titles and ideas to use to support different areas of the Elementary ELA curriculum. 

Speakers
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Karen West

Librarian, Hyde Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
Karen has been a teacher librarian at Hyde Elementary School in CCISD for the past 7 years. She feels blessed to be able to have a career where she can share her love of books with students every day, expose students to meaningful maker spaces and collaborate with teachers to create... Read More →
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Danielle Woodson

Librarian, Parr Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
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Kelly Edmiston

Librarian, Mossman Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
AO

Amber O'Banion

Falcon Pass Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5524

11:55am

Movin' on up! Math goals to keep kids moving instructionally
Do you want to implement math goals in your classroom?  Need some ideas of where to start? Join this session to get started with a simple way to get students moving forward with instruction using goal setting that is aligned with progressions.  Participants will begin the process of implementing goals in the classroom to track student growth.  Participants will gain knowledge and leave with ideas, examples, and tools to personalize goal setting in his/her classroom.

Speakers
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Adrienne Guthrie

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5321

11:55am

Picture Book Palooza
"Participants will be introduced to a variety of 2018 titles matched with ideas and activities for all areas of the curriculum.   Designed for grades K-3." Participants will preview the best of new children's picture books.

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Melissa Ray

Robinson Elementary, CCISD
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Debbie Klein

Librarian, Ward Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
Debbie Klein is currently the Librarian at Ward Elementary. She has been teaching for 33 years and has been a librarian for 23 of those years. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, spending time with her family and Makerspace. She loves that libraries are not quiet places anymore.
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Joni Delossantos

Gilmore Elementary, Clear Creek ISD, Gilmore Elementary


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4529

11:55am

Pulling 4th Grade Math Problems Off the Page
Come explore strategies for increasing student engagement in elementary mathematics by going deeper with problems. Quality is better than quantity. We will explore how to use district provided resources to “pull lessons off the page," and experience new ways to engage students through questioning, having students consider real-world situations and reason through mathematical models, which is the essence of real math. Participants will explore strategies for increasing student engagement in elementary mathematics by going deeper with problems. Quality is better than quantity. Participants will understand how to use district provided resources to “pull lessons off the page.” They will experience new ways to engage students through questioning, having students consider real-world situations and reason through mathematical models, which is the essence of real math.

Speakers
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Holly Troyer

Weber Elementary, CCISD
RC

Ruth Cooper

Stewart Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4403

11:55am

S.W.A.P. - What Are Your Students Telling You?
What is S.W.A.P anyway?  S.W.A.P., Student Work Analysis Protocol is a tool that, through meaningful conversations centered on student work, educators can utilize in order to dig deeper into student data to change instruction and increase student learning.  In this session, we will explore the process of this protocol in order to aide teachers in strengthening both first-time instruction and reteach/intervention.  

Participants will have an opportunity to process through the protocol by analyzing student work in grades 2-5 problem solving and gain strategies that can be implemented upon their return to the classroom.

Speakers
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Audra Parden

Ross Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
SME Library

11:55am

Seesaw and the bilingual classroom
In this session, teachers will learn how Seesaw can support English Language Learners by giving them opportunities to grow in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Teachers will familiarize themselves with the basics and be shown various examples of how they could begin implementing Seesaw in ELD, in preparation for TELPAS, and throughout their own classroom with ELLs in mind. Participants will familiarize themselves with the basics of Seesaw, and be shown various examples of how they could begin implementing Seesaw in ELD, in preparation for TELPAS, and throughout their own classroom with ELLs in mind.

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Alejandra Villanueva

League City Elementary, CCISD