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Friday, February 15
 

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Robinson

Bridget Robinson

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

Lunik Ortega De Zerpa

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
CT

Christine Tunstall

Victory Lakes Intermediate, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Robinson

Bridget Robinson

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

Lunik Ortega De Zerpa

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Mary Simms

Mary Simms

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

Katrina Zannier

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jade Michalak

Jade Michalak

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Pickett

Jenifer Pickett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

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

Speakers
RG

Rebecca Garland

Clear View HS, Clear View High School


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Pickett

Jenifer Pickett

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


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

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. "

Speakers
avatar for Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


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

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

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.

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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1031