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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
JD

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
avatar for Jenny Mullins

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
avatar for Bridget Christmas

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
MD

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
ML

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
CT

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
VH

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
SO

Stephen Ornburn

Secondary Teacher, Computer Science and Mathematics, CCISD
DB

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
KA

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
PE

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

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 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
RG

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
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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
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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
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Cheryl Moore

Elementary Instructional Specialist, CCISD
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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Lynnea Barnes

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD
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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
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Dara Ferguson

Bayside, CCISD


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

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
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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

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
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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
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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 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
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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
avatar for Monique Flores

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 →
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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
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Jeff Liwag

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
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Justin Tucker

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
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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
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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
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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"

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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
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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
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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 →
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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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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
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Kristen Gladden

Westbrook, CCISD
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Shannon Black

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD


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

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. 

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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 "

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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. 

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Laura Dunham

Clear Lake HS, CCISD
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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. 

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Michelle Brookover

CLCE Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
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Kimberly Hall

Ross Elementary, CCISD
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Terri May

North Pointe Elementary, North Pointe
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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
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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.

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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
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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"

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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
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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.

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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
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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. 

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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."

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Jamie Martinez

Armand Bayou Elementary, Armand Bayou Elementary
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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.

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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
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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. 

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Sara Bordelon

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD
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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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
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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

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Cheryl Moore

Elementary Instructional Specialist, CCISD
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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
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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
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Andrea Gautney

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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Zineb Underwood

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
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Elgin Marks

ASL TEACHER, CCISD
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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
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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 →
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Erin Logan

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


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. "

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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
avatar for Marka Wood

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
avatar for Laura Gladney-Lemon

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. 

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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. 

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Jenifer Pickett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


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

12:15pm

Spring Deco Mesh Wreath Making
Each participant will make a spring deco mesh wreath. The class will be capped at 25 people at the door and you must pay $40 to participate (cash or check only; make checks out to CFHS). All proceeds will go to the Clear Falls FFA.  Participants will learn how to make a deco mesh wreath. 

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Friday February 15, 2019 12:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4207

1:05pm

ADHD and the Student
What does ADHD look like and how do you know if your student has this. What can be said or done to get the student the help he or she needs. Does it mean that the student needs medication or alternative strategies? What are teachers allowed to say, request or do if one suspects the child has ADHD? What medications are out there? What does the process look like for the student starting out on medication.  "Be able to identify and list common characteristics of those who have ADHD. List alternative treatments vs medications. Be able to list some common side effects of students who are on ADHD meds. What do the different medications do and know how an off label use works. How to effectively communicate with a parent about teacher concerns of the student in question. "

Speakers
avatar for Mary Winsor-Bourda

Mary Winsor-Bourda

Landolt Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5327

1:05pm

Brain Science: How Experts are Made, Not Born
Have you ever been amazed by someone’s ability to play the violin, excel at a sport, solve math problems, or write the most creative stories and thought to yourself that they were born with some innate gift that is unattainable? Current research suggests that there is nothing exceptional about these people and each of us, with the proper conditions, can become experts in almost any field. Participants will gain an understanding of the conditions required to transform themselves and/or their students from novices to experts in any subject area. Among the subjects discussed will be the benefits of deep practice, the science behind developing expertise (10,000 hour myth), physical changes that occur in the brain, myelination, and establishing a culture that fosters expertise.

Speakers
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Adrian Washburn

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
BSI 2306

1:05pm

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
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Krista Skytland

Hall Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5311

1:05pm

Coding Activities for the Non-Techy Teacher
"Have you ever thought that coding was too hard to learn? Well think again! In this session, we will explore what coding is, what you need to get started with coding, and how to promote coding in your classroom. Come prepared with willingness to participate in hands-on activities, both off-technology and technology-driven." "Gain knowledge of what coding is in it's simplest form. Experience a small portion of what is taught in Computer Science at Clear Falls. Learn about a multitude of resources available to jump-start coding."

Speakers
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James Turnage

Computer Science Teacher, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4627

1:05pm

Collaborative Assignments Using ItsLearning and Office 365
Demonstration and step by step instructions on how to create and assess collaborative assignments in itslearning and Office 365, including peer reviewed itslearning assignments.  Bring your laptop so that you can create your own assignment during the session. Participants will be able to create and assess collaborative assignments using itslearning and Office 365, including itslearning peer reviewed assignments.

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Claire Bartlett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
Teaching and learning languages. I am particularly interested in games, telecollaboration, e-portfolio, speaking, technology and assessment. French is the language I teach.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4530

1:05pm

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 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4625

1:05pm

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. be able to assess their current personal wellness level, develop a personal wellness goal, create a wellness action plan, understand tips for avoiding common obstacles for success.

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 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5529

1:05pm

Cross Curricular Connections - Art & Science
Looking for something different in your art or science classroom? In this session we will explore methods to connect art and science in a way that enhances both subjects.  Observation and exploration are essential aspects of art or science so they are easily combined.  This session is valuable for any teacher interested in bring creativity into their TEKS.  "Participates will: -be introduced to classroom management techniques, -view examples of student work -view sample rubrics for art and science projects -have time to brainstorm. "

Speakers
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Vicki Bradbeer

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5328

1:05pm

Diabetes / Seizures
Teaching of diabetes and seizures Have knowledge of diabetes and seizures

Speakers
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Kacee Cox-Ramirez

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5426

1:05pm

Discovering the digital breakout
In this session, you will learn how to use OneNote and PowerPoint to create a Digital Breakout experience for your students. Please bring your device and creativity to explore with us in this session.  Participants will leave this session with a template and resources to create their own Digital Breakout for any subject area. 

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Kristin Knox

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4417

1:05pm

Everyone's a Whiz with Quizizz
Quizizz is an exciting online game for interactive assessment.  Using Quizizz, students can become agents of their own learning with fun, self-paced reviews.  Participants will learn how easy it is to create Quizizz games and how to use Quizizz to maximize student learning and engagement.  Session will include an introductory Quizizz activity and time to explore and build a Quizizz you can use right away. Bring your charged devices and come be a Whiz with Quizizz!



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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 →


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4408

1:05pm

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.

Speakers
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Nolan DeShazo

Learning Technology Coach, Clear View HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4526

1:05pm

Friends and Family CPR anytime
Friends and Family CPR Anytime is a non-certifying course by the American Heart Association that teaches basic life saving skills for CPR and choking.  Become familiar with and demonstrate life saving skills in CPR and choking. 

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KJ

Kelly Jenkins

school nurse, CCISD
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Amy Childs

Clear Brook HS, CCISD
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Marina Keeton

Lead Nurse, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5322

1:05pm

Hattie and Marzano Crosswalk: Best Practices for Student Success
"Robert Marzano and John Hattie are international experts on effective teaching and learning. In this session we will explore the top eight strategies that they agree on that teachers can use to to improve student learning in their classrooms. Technology use will be discussed as well for each strategy. "

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Lacy Smith

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
BSI 2339

1:05pm

Having Your Students Lead Test Analysis
In this session we will talk about a develop a test analysis that is student lead.  Here we will take an exam and turn it into a card sort that requires the student to think through what the answer to the question is before looking for the correct answer choice.  This method allows students to talk about the content and learn test taking strategies at the same time in a fun and interactive way.

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 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4624

1:05pm

How to Become a School Librarian
Do you love the library? Have you thought about becoming a school librarian? Learn about the rewarding position of being a librarian in CCISD. Get information about the state requirements and coursework for a master’s degree in Library Science.  "Participants will get an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of CCISD librarians. Participants will get information on coursework and degree requirements for a degree in library science."

Speakers
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Jewell DeLeon

Campbell Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5613

1:05pm

Lights camera action to leverage teaching teams
The continuous learning process is centered around team development and instructional growth. At Clear Creek High School, teams are taking this to the next level through the use of team-initiated collaboration and video feedback. Come see how we are opening our doors and becoming a transparent and highly functioning professional learning community.  "Session participants will understand the effective use of video for peer-coaching and feedback. Session participants will identify strategies to use for effective peer and self-analysis. "

Speakers
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Tracy Pattat

Math Instructional Coach, CCISD - Clear Creek High School
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Perry Johnson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
I am the Dean of Instruction at the best high school in Texas, Clear Creek! My hope is to support teachers so that students have access to the best education we can provide. Equity in the classroom is my passion. Talk to me about this topic anytime!
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Dalona Pierson

Math Teacher/Department Lead, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5619

1:05pm

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 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5323

1:05pm

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.

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Rebecca Bryan

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5427

1:05pm

Practical Techniques for Classroom Behavior Management
This session covers research-based techniques for behavior management, including such common difficulties as  getting the attention of easily-distracted students and improving student motivation via specific-labeled praise. Participants will learn several behavior management techniques found to be effective in handling common behavior concerns (gaining a student's attention, improving student motivation, transitioning between activities).

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Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4518

1:05pm

Screencastify to Simplify your Classroom
Screencastify allows you to record your voice, screen, face and more.  Teachers can record themselves to provide audio and visual directions, create a flipped classroom, recap for absent students, demonstrate an idea, and anything else your create mind can think of! Using Screencastify, participants will how to use it and how it can be used an effective tool for teaching.  

Speakers
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Pam Bennett

Gofoth Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
Pam has been an elementary librarian for eight years. She is an avid reader, runner, and life long learner!
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Glenda Peterman

Wedgewood Elementary, CCISD
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Jennifer Campbell

Librarian, Brookwood Elementary, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5526

1:05pm

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
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Michelle Gilliand

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5326

1:05pm

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
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Gretchen Meyer

6th Grade ELA, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5429

1:05pm

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. 



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Sam Ferrell

Health Education Specialist, CCISD
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Lexie Johnston

Healthy Choices Specialist, CCISD



Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
BSI 2346

1:05pm

Texas OnCourse
" The Texas OnCourse Academy is an on-demand professional learning platform that includes 30 up-to-date learning modules on topics relevant to counselor and adviser topics in the areas of financial aid, graduation planning, and postsecondary options. Examples of our learning module topics include:   •Personal Graduation Plans •Apply Texas •Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)" Understand how to earn professional learning credits, financial rewards, and receive multiple resources, including lesson plans for Middle School teachers.

Speakers
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Natalie Nylen

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4432

1:05pm

The "How Do I itsLearning" Series, Session 3 - Planners and Portfolios
Session will cover two critical components for teachers and students: the planner and ePortfolios (blogs and About Me personalization, working and assessment portfolios). These components clarify: teacher expectations, student outcomes, classroom activities, contact information, resources, what parents can access, and building student agency by allowing them to show and monitor their own growth over time.

The participants will be able to identify the purpose and use of the planner and ePortfolios (teacher and student). By the end of the session, the participants will be able to begin using or enhancing their use of their own itslearning planner and ePortfolio as well as planning for student use in instruction.

Speakers
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Jeff Liwag

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
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Justin Tucker

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
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Richard Salazar

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
SME 1031

1:05pm

The CLEAR VIEW of Clear View High School
Clear View?  What is an ideal Clear View Student?  Eligibility? Can students start High School there? Get these questions answered and more about the overall VIEW of Clear View High School.  The administration of Clear View will be presenting about Clear View High School and answering questions that have arose about Clear View High School.   Participants will have a better understanding of the campus.  With this educators will be able to better assist students that would benefit from the benefits of Clear View and try to help students that would normally not think about Clear View have them understand the campus as a whole.

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Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4431

1:05pm

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
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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 1:05pm - 1:55pm
SME 1201

1:05pm

Understanding Trauma Informed Care and its Impact on Students
Trauma Informed Care is a strengths-based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. Many of our students experience years of toxic stress and toxic home environments that shift them into living every moment of every day in survival mode. These students have become hardwired for conflict and primal survival leaving them unable to navigate the demands of higher education. This is a brain issue not a behavioral issues. This session helps educators understand how Adverse Childhood Experiences alters the brains and bodies of children. Participants will learn the basic concepts of trauma informed systems of care and how it affects the brain and students on a daily basis. 

Speakers
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Priscilla Munoz

Clear Creek Intermediate, Communities In Schools Bay Area


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5528

1:05pm

Using Course Groups and Permissions in itslearning to Differentiate Instruction
Your classroom is full of diverse learners with a wide variety of instructionl needs. Sometimes it is challenging to manage your content in itslearning to differentiate your instruction.  Using course groups, subgroups, and permissions within your itslearning courses will help!  This session will teach you how to use available tools within itslearning to deliver more targeted instruction.

be able to create groups and subgroups within their integrated courses
be able to use permissions to manage access to content within a course

Speakers
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Sooz Williams

TLC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
SME 1230

1:05pm

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
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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 1:05pm - 1:55pm
SME 1410

1:05pm

Zoom into Morning Announcements
Ready to make the jump from PA announcements to live video announcements? Using Ziom, a few accessories and a student team, the jump can be easy!  Find out how to implement live morning video announcements at your campus without breaking the bank.  "Participants will: Have an understanding of how Zoom works. Have a list of all equipment needed for live video announcements. Have a step-by-step implementation plan for using Zoom announcements. Have an opportunity to view a session and to ask questions. "

Speakers
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Lee Glover

Librarian, Ferguson Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
Lee Glover is currently the librarian at Ferguson Elementary in CCISD. She has 24 years of teaching experience, 16 of those years as a teacher-librarian at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4313

1:05pm

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 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF Band

1:05pm

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
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Kourtney Arlan

SLL-Instructional Specialist, CCISD
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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 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 4629

1:05pm

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
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Emily Morris

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 4422

1:05pm

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
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Andrea Gautney

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
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Robert Lawing

GBCDHH Coordinator, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 5622

1:05pm

Stop the Bleed
"Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline 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
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Kristin Salinas

Outreach Athletic Trainer-Clear Creek High School, Houston Methodist


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
BSI 2319

1:05pm

Tap Your Way into 2019!
Teachers will get the opportunity to learn basic rhythm and techniques required to tap.  Teachers should bring tap shoes or shoes with a hard soles.  Be prepared to move! Teachers will learn how rhythm can improve energy.  Tap has been shown to improve memory and connection for learning. 

Speakers
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Andree Newport

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
BSI Practice Gym

1:05pm

The Quizlet Transformation
Vocabulary is essential for the classroom, but is often boring for students (and teachers). How can you make vocab more fun? Quizlet! Come join us for an introduction of how to use Quizlet teacher to make vocabulary fun, engaging and EASY ON YOU!!! Gone are the days of glossary definitions on notebook paper! 

Speakers
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Patrick Marrie

Clear Falls HS, CCISD
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Tisha Bronikowski

US History Teacher, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
SME 1032

1:05pm

Trauma and the Brain
Discover how basic neuroscience can help you analyze and respond to behavior appropriately.  Participants will also be walked through how trauma can significantly alter brain functions and cause erratic and difficult behavior.  Many people only view trauma as children who have experienced a significant event such as abuse.  The truth is the trauma that we are seeing in the classrooms is environmental and occurs through small exposures over a period of time. Let's reframe the idea of what trauma is and then learn how to manage it.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Davila

Tony Davila

Director, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF Auditorium

1:05pm

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. Two easy tools of Self Care so you can continue to nurture others.


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Amy Robinson

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD
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Lynnea Barnes

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 3:05pm
SME 1209

2:15pm

Brain Science: How Experts are Made, Not Born
Have you ever been amazed by someone’s ability to play the violin, excel at a sport, solve math problems, or write the most creative stories and thought to yourself that they were born with some innate gift that is unattainable? Current research suggests that there is nothing exceptional about these people and each of us, with the proper conditions, can become experts in almost any field. Participants will gain an understanding of the conditions required to transform themselves and/or their students from novices to experts in any subject area. Among the subjects discussed will be the benefits of deep practice, the science behind developing expertise (10,000 hour myth), physical changes that occur in the brain, myelination, and establishing a culture that fosters expertise.

Speakers
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Adrian Washburn

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI 2306

2:15pm

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
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Krista Skytland

Hall Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5311

2:15pm

Coding Activities for the Non-Techy Teacher
"Have you ever thought that coding was too hard to learn? Well think again! In this session, we will explore what coding is, what you need to get started with coding, and how to promote coding in your classroom. Come prepared with willingness to participate in hands-on activities, both off-technology and technology-driven." "Gain knowledge of what coding is in it's simplest form. Experience a small portion of what is taught in Computer Science at Clear Falls. Learn about a multitude of resources available to jump-start coding."

Speakers
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James Turnage

Computer Science Teacher, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4627

2:15pm

Collaborative Assignments Using ItsLearning and Office 365
Demonstration and step by step instructions on how to create and assess collaborative assignments in itslearning and Office 365, including peer reviewed itslearning assignments.  Bring your laptop so that you can create your own assignment during the session. Participants will be able to create and assess collaborative assignments using itslearning and Office 365, including itslearning peer reviewed assignments.

Speakers
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Claire Bartlett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
Teaching and learning languages. I am particularly interested in games, telecollaboration, e-portfolio, speaking, technology and assessment. French is the language I teach.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4530

2:15pm

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. be able to assess their current personal wellness level, develop a personal wellness goal, create a wellness action plan, understand tips for avoiding common obstacles for success.

Speakers
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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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5529

2:15pm

Cross Curricular Connections - Art & Science
Looking for something different in your art or science classroom? In this session we will explore methods to connect art and science in a way that enhances both subjects.  Observation and exploration are essential aspects of art or science so they are easily combined.  This session is valuable for any teacher interested in bring creativity into their TEKS.  "Participates will: -be introduced to classroom management techniques, -view examples of student work -view sample rubrics for art and science projects -have time to brainstorm. "

Speakers
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Vicki Bradbeer

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5328

2:15pm

Diabetes / Seizures
Teaching of diabetes and seizures Have knowledge of diabetes and seizures

Speakers
KC

Kacee Cox-Ramirez

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5426

2:15pm

Discovering the digital breakout
In this session, you will learn how to use OneNote and PowerPoint to create a Digital Breakout experience for your students. Please bring your device and creativity to explore with us in this session.  Participants will leave this session with a template and resources to create their own Digital Breakout for any subject area. 

Speakers
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Kristin Knox

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4417

2:15pm

Everyone's a Whiz with Quizizz
Quizizz is an exciting online game for interactive assessment.  Using Quizizz, students can become agents of their own learning with fun, self-paced reviews.  Participants will learn how easy it is to create Quizizz games and how to use Quizizz to maximize student learning and engagement.  Session will include an introductory Quizizz activity and time to explore and build a Quizizz you can use right away. Bring your charged devices and come be a Whiz with Quizizz! 

Speakers
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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 →


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4408

2:15pm

Food Allergies
"Food allergies are so common that on an average there are at least two kids per class with a food allergy. An individual with a life threatening food allergy may only have seconds and sometimes minutes to get the medical treatment they need to save their life. In this course you will learn about the most common food allergies, how to treat a student if they have a reaction and how to identify when someone is having a food allergy reaction. Having a food allergy doesn't mean that your classroom can not conduct normal activities or parties. Participants will learn strategies on how to keep all students safe. " "Objectives: List common food allergies. Understand and Identify signs of food allergies. How to treat food allergy reactions. Classroom parties/field trips (How to have them safely). Understand the Physiological pathway in the body.  "

Speakers
avatar for Mary Winsor-Bourda

Mary Winsor-Bourda

Landolt Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5327

2:15pm

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.

Speakers
ND

Nolan DeShazo

Learning Technology Coach, Clear View HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4526

2:15pm

Friends and Family CPR anytime
Friends and Family CPR Anytime is a non-certifying course by the American Heart Association that teaches basic life saving skills for CPR and choking.  Become familiar with and demonstrate life saving skills in CPR and choking. 

Speakers
KJ

Kelly Jenkins

school nurse, CCISD
avatar for Amy Childs

Amy Childs

Clear Brook HS, CCISD
avatar for Marina Keeton

Marina Keeton

Lead Nurse, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5322

2:15pm

Hattie and Marzano Crosswalk: Best Practices for Student Success
"Robert Marzano and John Hattie are international experts on effective teaching and learning. In this session we will explore the top eight strategies that they agree on that teachers can use to to improve student learning in their classrooms. Technology use will be discussed as well for each strategy. "

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI 2339

2:15pm

Having Your Students Lead Test Analysis
In this session you will learn about a way to go over an exam, after it has been administered, in a way where the students do all the work and you simply facilitate.  We will attempt this method together and hopefully create our own to use when you leave! "Participants will attempt a card sort test review. Participants will understand what a card sort test review is. Participants will create their own card sort test review."

Speakers
avatar for Tara Gustafson

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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4624

2:15pm

Lights camera action to leverage teaching teams
The continuous learning process is centered around team development and instructional growth. At Clear Creek High School, teams are taking this to the next level through the use of team-initiated collaboration and video feedback. Come see how we are opening our doors and becoming a transparent and highly functioning professional learning community.  "Session participants will understand the effective use of video for peer-coaching and feedback. Session participants will identify strategies to use for effective peer and self-analysis. "

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Perry Johnson

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
I am the Dean of Instruction at the best high school in Texas, Clear Creek! My hope is to support teachers so that students have access to the best education we can provide. Equity in the classroom is my passion. Talk to me about this topic anytime!
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Tracy Pattat

Math Instructional Coach, CCISD - Clear Creek High School
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Dalona Pierson

Math Teacher/Department Lead, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5619

2:15pm

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. "

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Vickie Holmes

Clear Creek Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5323

2:15pm

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.

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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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5418

2:15pm

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.

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Rebecca Bryan

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5427

2:15pm

Practical Techniques for Classroom Behavior Management
This session covers research-based techniques for behavior management, including such common difficulties as  getting the attention of easily-distracted students and improving student motivation via specific-labeled praise. Participants will learn several behavior management techniques found to be effective in handling common behavior concerns (gaining a student's attention, improving student motivation, transitioning between activities).

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Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4518

2:15pm

Real Talk: Literacy Advocates Discuss the state of Reading and Writing in our Schools
A panel of teachers, representing all four core content areas will discuss the importance of literacy in our schools.  We will prepare to respond to six, predetermined, questions, but the interaction will be free-flowing and unrestrained.  The panel will be moderated and each participant will be encouraged to share their responses equitably.

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Helen Becker

ELA Instructional Coach, CCISD
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Charles Moore

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI 2340

2:15pm

Screencastify to Simplify your Classroom
Screencastify allows you to record your voice, screen, face and more.  Teachers can record themselves to provide audio and visual directions, create a flipped classroom, recap for absent students, demonstrate an idea, and anything else your create mind can think of! Using Screencastify, participants will how to use it and how it can be used an effective tool for teaching.  

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Pam Bennett

Gofoth Librarian, Clear Creek ISD
Pam has been an elementary librarian for eight years. She is an avid reader, runner, and life long learner!
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Jennifer Campbell

Librarian, Brookwood Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
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Glenda Peterman

Wedgewood Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5526

2:15pm

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. 

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Michelle Gilliand

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5326

2:15pm

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. 

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Gretchen Meyer

6th Grade ELA, CCISD
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Sara Bordelon

Brookside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5429

2:15pm

Student Created GIFs to Show Mastery
Need a new way for students to show mastery of a process?  Why not have students create an animated GIF of the process?  They're probably already using GIFs already, why not make them educational.

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Kelly Chase

Learning Technology Coach, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI 2342

2:15pm

Students Set Sail with Unit Anchor Charts
Information is power. Give students responsibility and accountability of what they are learning by providing them with the information before each unit.  These anchor charts will encourage students to make real world connections.  Collaborate with peers to find new ways to utilize anchor charts in your classroom! Participants will be able to create unit anchor charts to make instruction more meaningful and to put the information in student hands. 

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Cristina Jalufka

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4433

2:15pm

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. 



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Sam Ferrell

Health Education Specialist, CCISD
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Lexie Johnston

Healthy Choices Specialist, CCISD



Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI 2346

2:15pm

Texas OnCourse
" The Texas OnCourse Academy is an on-demand professional learning platform that includes 30 up-to-date learning modules on topics relevant to counselor and adviser topics in the areas of financial aid, graduation planning, and postsecondary options. Examples of our learning module topics include:   •Personal Graduation Plans •Apply Texas •Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)" Understand how to earn professional learning credits, financial rewards, and receive multiple resources, including lesson plans for Middle School teachers.

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Natalie Nylen

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4432

2:15pm

The "How Do I itsLearning" Series, Session 4 - Cumulative Presentation and Lab Time
This will be a culminating session, to take place in the afternoon. It will be part of the "How Do I ItsLearning" series, to provide a working lab time to teachers to implement what was presented in the earlier three sessions in this series. Those individual 50 minute sessions are submitted by Justin Tucker, Richard Salazar, Jeff Liwag, and James Martin, and the four of us would collaborate in the working lab session to provide support to what we anticipate will be a higher volume of participants. 

Focus will be on combining the topics from earlier sessions in the series and provide teachers with support to create an artifact they'll be able to immediately use in instruction - their revamped itsLearning course.

Attendance of at least one of the earlier sessions is highly recommended before attending this session.

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Jeff Liwag

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
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Justin Tucker

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
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Richard Salazar

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1031

2:15pm

The CLEAR VIEW of Clear View High School
Clear View?  What is an ideal Clear View Student?  Eligibility? Can students start High School there? Get these questions answered and more about the overall VIEW of Clear View High School.  The administration of Clear View will be presenting about Clear View High School and answering questions that have arose about Clear View High School.   Participants will have a better understanding of the campus.  With this educators will be able to better assist students that would benefit from the benefits of Clear View and try to help students that would normally not think about Clear View have them understand the campus as a whole.

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Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4431

2:15pm

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.

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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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1201

2:15pm

Understanding Trauma Informed Care and its Impact on Students
Trauma Informed Care is a strengths-based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. Many of our students experience years of toxic stress and toxic home environments that shift them into living every moment of every day in survival mode. These students have become hardwired for conflict and primal survival leaving them unable to navigate the demands of higher education. This is a brain issue not a behavioral issues. This session helps educators understand how Adverse Childhood Experiences alters the brains and bodies of children. Participants will learn the basic concepts of trauma informed systems of care and how it affects the brain and students on a daily basis. 

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Priscilla Munoz

Clear Creek Intermediate, Communities In Schools Bay Area


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5528

2:15pm

Using Course Groups and Permissions in itslearning to Differentiate Instruction
Your classroom is full of diverse learners with a wide variety of instructionl needs. Sometimes it is challenging to manage your content in itslearning to differentiate your instruction.  Using course groups, subgroups, and permissions within your itslearning courses will help!  This session will teach you how to use available tools within itslearning to deliver more targeted instruction.

be able to create groups and subgroups within their integrated courses
be able to use permissions to manage access to content within a course

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Sooz Williams

TLC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1230

2:15pm

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.  

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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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1410

2:15pm

Zoom into Morning Announcements
Ready to make the jump from PA announcements to live video announcements? Using Ziom, a few accessories and a student team, the jump can be easy!  Find out how to implement live morning video announcements at your campus without breaking the bank.  "Participants will: Have an understanding of how Zoom works. Have a list of all equipment needed for live video announcements. Have a step-by-step implementation plan for using Zoom announcements. Have an opportunity to view a session and to ask questions. "

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Lee Glover

Librarian, Ferguson Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
Lee Glover is currently the librarian at Ferguson Elementary in CCISD. She has 24 years of teaching experience, 16 of those years as a teacher-librarian at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels.


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4313