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Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Anna Lowery

Anna Lowery

3rd Grade Math/Sci/SS, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
MN

Michele Nance

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Angela Deschner

Angela Deschner

Ross Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Harrell

Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Annelisse Smith

Annelisse Smith

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Erika Bondy

Erika Bondy

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Danek

Heather Danek

Math Coach, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
KS

Katherine Short

Ed White Elementary, CCISD
BM

Brenda Magee

teacher, CCISD
FM

Felicia Morgan

Kindergarten Teacher
LR

Lyzette Ruiz

CCISD Teacher- Ed White


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Padilla

Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Counts toward 6 hour GT update!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Orozco

Sarah Orozco

Ed White Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Advanced Academics Specialist, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
NH

Nancy Hough

Furguson Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Dalena Ryskoski

Dalena Ryskoski

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

Blythe Brown

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

Bianca Zelenski

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers

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

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
KC

Kathy Colivas

Landolt Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
TD

Tracy Dalton

LTC, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
KR

Karla Rodriguez

EL Coach, CCISD
BV

Brandi Victorian

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
KB

Katie Brinkley

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Moore

Jillian Moore

Ross Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Erika Linderman

Erika Linderman

1st Grade Teacher


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
LW

Lauren Wright-Switlik

Wedgewood Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
MB

Michelle Brown

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Low

Jodi Low

Bay Elementary, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Amber Norine

Amber Norine

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Anna Lowery

Anna Lowery

3rd Grade Math/Sci/SS, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

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

Speakers
MN

Michele Nance

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Harrell

Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell

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


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
AT

Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Annelisse Smith

Annelisse Smith

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Erika Bondy

Erika Bondy

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Heather Danek

Heather Danek

Math Coach, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
BM

Brenda Magee

teacher, CCISD
FM

Felicia Morgan

Kindergarten Teacher
LR

Lyzette Ruiz

CCISD Teacher- Ed White
KS

Katherine Short

Ed White Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
AA

Amy Allen

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Padilla

Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Anna Lowery

Anna Lowery

3rd Grade Math/Sci/SS, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

This session will count toward GT update hours. 

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Holder

Glenda Holder

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
AS

Anne Smith

ESC, CCISD
Clear Creek ISD


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

10:45am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Miller

Sheryl Miller

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
AT

Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

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

Speakers

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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Annelisse Smith

Annelisse Smith

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
BM

Brenda Magee

teacher, CCISD
FM

Felicia Morgan

Kindergarten Teacher
LR

Lyzette Ruiz

CCISD Teacher- Ed White
KS

Katherine Short

Ed White Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
RC

Ruth Cooper

Stewart Elementary, CCISD
HT

Holly Troyer

Weber Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Stevenson

Jessica Stevenson

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
avatar for Peggy Trout

Peggy Trout

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Padilla

Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
LH

Laina Hubert

Parr Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Carroll

Ashley Carroll

Advanced Academics Specialist, CCISD
avatar for Sarah Orozco

Sarah Orozco

Ed White Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
NH

Nancy Hough

Furguson Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Dalena Ryskoski

Dalena Ryskoski

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

Bianca Zelenski

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

Blythe Brown

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers

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

10:45am

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

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

Speakers
KC

Kathy Colivas

Landolt Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
AA

Amy Allen

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Barbie Scott

Barbie Scott

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
KR

Karla Rodriguez

EL Coach, CCISD
BV

Brandi Victorian

Greene Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
JR

Jaclyn Rhee

Robinson Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
KL

Kim Leach

Hall Elementary, CCISD
SH

Stacia Hilbert-Greene

4th Grade Teacher, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
HB

Holly Berndt

Weber Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Harrell

Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
AS

Anne Smith

ESC, CCISD
Clear Creek ISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Miller

Sheryl Miller

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


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

11:55am

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

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

Speakers

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

11:55am

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

Speakers
YV

Yesenia Verduzco

League City Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
avatar for Karen West

Karen West

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

Danielle Woodson

Librarian, Parr Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
avatar for Kelly Edmiston

Kelly Edmiston

Librarian, Mossman Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
AO

Amber O'Banion

Falcon Pass Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
AG

Adrienne Guthrie

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
MR

Melissa Ray

Robinson Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Debbie Klein

Debbie Klein

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

Joni Delossantos

Gilmore Elementary, Clear Creek ISD, Gilmore Elementary


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
HT

Holly Troyer

Weber Elementary, CCISD
RC

Ruth Cooper

Stewart Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

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

Speakers
AP

Audra Parden

Ross Elementary, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
AV

Alejandra Villanueva

League City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4628

11:55am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Stevenson

Jessica Stevenson

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
avatar for Peggy Trout

Peggy Trout

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5312

11:55am

Using Patterns of Power to Teach Spanish Writing Conventions and Craft
Learn how we can use Patterns of Power to teach writing conventions and craft in Spanish.

Participants will have the opportunity to dive deeper into how to use this new resource to plan and deliver writing conventions lessons that are quick, engaging, and meaningful for our bilingual students.

Speakers
avatar for Mariel Moreno

Mariel Moreno

Brookwood Elementary, CCISD
MS

Mari Schleh

3rd Grade Bilingual Teacher, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
SME 1214

11:55am

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

Speakers
LH

Laina Hubert

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4434

12:15pm

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

Speakers
LW

Lauren Wright-Switlik

Wedgewood Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 12:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5523

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Low

Jodi Low

Bay Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 12:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4623

1:05pm

Back to Basics: Quick and Easy Activities to Engage ELL and Reluctant Students
Do you want to learn how to engage English Language Learners and reluctant students? In this session, learn quick and easy activities to get students interacting with and internalizing academic vocabulary and content.  

Participants will acquire ideas for quick and easy ways to support and engage ELs and reluctant students including vocabulary activities, Total Physical Response, and the QSSSA questioning strategy.

Speakers
CB

Colleen Baldwin

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
SME 1215

1:05pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Harrell

Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5428

1:05pm

Closing the Gaps with Dreambox
" This session will focus on using Dreambox for math personalized learning. Teachers will learn how to discover their students' current level of skill mastery and assign lessons based on individualized areas of need. They will also learn time-management ideas to facilitate a student's ability to set Dreambox goals and track individual progress. Time will be included for participants to begin setting up their own tracking systems, so laptops will be needed." "Participants will be able to: 1. Learn and track their students' current progression of Dreambox  standards 2. Use the Assign Focus option to assign lessons that meet individual needs 3. Involve student ownership of setting goals and tracking their own progression of Dreambox standards "

Speakers
JF

Janet Foltyn

Armand Bayou Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4527

1:05pm

Digital Portfolios using seesaw
Learn how to use Seesaw to create eportfolios. "Learn how Seesaw can be used as an eportfolio for students. "

Speakers
avatar for Jeanie Davis

Jeanie Davis

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
avatar for Rachel Keeling

Rachel Keeling

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5320

1:05pm

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

Speakers
AT

Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5415

1:05pm

Intro to ItsLearning, baby steps
Want to learn where to start when building a page in itsLearning?  We will show you how to build a page with pictures, hyperlinks, and surveys to wow your students.  Be able to create a page, link documents, and other pages to the starting page. The participant will be able to add picture, hyperlinks and surveys to students. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips

Ward Elementary, CCISD
avatar for Lynn Soderberg

Lynn Soderberg

LTC, CCISD



Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5317

1:05pm

ItsLearning- Overview of how to use the data for Polls, Surveys & Tests for Evidence of Student Learning Skills/Progressions
Learn how the data from itsLearning Polls, Surveys, & Tests to show evidence of student learning on  Skills/Progressions. Use the data from itsLearning Polls, Surveys, & Tests to show evidence of student learning on  Skills/Progressions to create personalized learning, small groups and formative assessments. 

Speakers
TD

Tracy Dalton

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4608

1:05pm

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

Speakers
AG

Adrienne Guthrie

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5321

1:05pm

Rethinking Stations & Guided Math
For 1st grade and 2nd grade teachers. Ideas & strategies on how to better organize, structure, and align stations & guided math with our CCISD math goals.  Participants will discuss and share ideas & strategies on how to better organize, structure, and align stations and guided math with our CCISD math goals. 

Speakers
MG

Miriam Glock

Falcon Pass Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4615

1:05pm

Seesaw and Remind 101
An introduction to both Seesaw and Remind 101 and how to utilize them in your classroom. "-Set up accounts -Intro to how they both work -Seesaw: how to roll out in classroom, how to use as a parent communication tool, assessment tool, technological tool, and more! "

Speakers
HW

Hailey Williams

Bay Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5517

1:05pm

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

Speakers
AV

Alejandra Villanueva

League City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4628

1:05pm

Seesaw for english learners
Use SeeSaw to provide support to English Learners as they read, write, listen, and speak.    Learn to record instructions and create activities using SeeSaw.

Speakers
HB

Holly Berndt

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5414

1:05pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Padilla

Chelsea Padilla

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4319

1:05pm

VEX IQ - Elementary Robotics
This session will help VEX IQ coaches "unpack" from this last season. There will be time to share best practices, Q&A and decide next steps for the future. Be more confident and better prepared for future seasons of coaching VEX IQ teams.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Schaafs

Andy Schaafs

Robotics and Engineering Program Manager, Clear Creek ISD
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University- 8 years in Oil & Gas- 9 years teaching chemistry, physics, and engineering (PLTW)- 2 years managing the engineering and robotics programs for CCISD- Passionate about PLTW and REC Foundation (VEX) programs. They do amazing things... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4611

1:05pm

Can We Build a Better Bridge? - Addition & Subtraction Methods K-5
A vertical exploration of Addition & Subtraction in Elementary. How do we become more comfortable with "all the ways" so we can provide richer student experiences at all levels? What representations and tools support all students? What grades use Strip Diagrams and what are they supposed to look like? How do solving strategies connect and grow?

Participants will explore with math tools to support addition and subtraction.
Participants will practice with vertical pictorial representations.
Participants will identify methods that bridge student understanding in order to provide more connected learning experiences. 

Speakers
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Cindy Russ-Kimble

Mossman Elementary, CCISD


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

1:05pm

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

Speakers
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Amy Allen

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD
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Barbie Scott

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


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 5623

1:05pm

Making Students' Thinking Visible in SCIENCE - K and 1st
 Explore research-based strategies that can lead to deeper thinking and more personalized writing for all of your students. These explicit strategies will support your students in recording their own thinking in response to science learning experiences. Add to your tool box of ways to collect authentic “evidence of learning” for the learning progressions and making your students’ thinking more visible. Participants will have authentic strategies to gather evidence of students’ learning related to learning progressions. Teachers will learn and practice  strategies such graphic organizers, vocabulary activities, and          structures for writing.         

Speakers
MB

Michelle Brown

Greene Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 4306

1:05pm

Questioning Strategies that Inspire Student Conversations
Let's give them something to talk about! This session takes the role of information provider off the teacher and empowers students to share what they know. We'll review best practices regarding think time and questioning strategies by participating in Plickers activities and reviewing the data it provides. We'll also explore a variety of other technology tools that encourage student conversations and support data driven instruction. 

The first hour will be participation in activities that practice think time and types of questioning to get the most from your students. The second hour is for you to explore suggeted technology tools and your curriculum to find a "just right" place to bring it all together!

Speakers
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Jenny Dixon

Learning Technology Coach, CCISD
I am a traveler, a nature lover, and a friend. I believe you should go see the world and eat unusual food. I wish for all people to look outside of themselves and view things from a new perspective. We are creative beings; express it! We all long for the same basic things; give freely... Read More →
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Betty Coker

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
SME 1227

1:05pm

Ready, Set, Talk! Classroom Discussions in Math
Are you interested in a simple way to increase the level of engagement among your students? Looking for a way to spice up your math talks? Search no further! Join us as we explore the world of “talk” and discover how it could be used to deepen your students conceptual understanding of math concepts.  Participants will understand the importance of using classroom discourse to help students articulate mathematical ideas and learn how to use accountable talk to reach deep levels of conceptual thinking. 

Speakers
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Alana Jackson

Gilmore Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 5625

1:05pm

What are the Six Types of Syllables, and Why Should I Care?
Participants will review various components and terminology associated with basic reading to establish the background knowledge needed for learning the six types of syllables in English orthography. Presenters will teach  the learner what the six types of syllables are and show them how teaching syllable types to students  helps students in reading multi-syllabic words. We will provide hands-on activities to engage the adult learner, as well as resources to assist teachers with the teaching of the six types of syllables in their classroom. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the six syllable types and why teaching the syllables is important for developing readers.

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Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 5628

2:15pm

Back to Basics: Quick and Easy Activities to Engage ELL and Reluctant Students
Do you want to learn how to engage English Language Learners and reluctant students? In this session, learn quick and easy activities to get students interacting with and internalizing academic vocabulary and content.  

Participants will acquire ideas for quick and easy ways to support and engage ELs and reluctant students including vocabulary activities, Total Physical Response, and the QSSSA questioning strategy.

Speakers
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Colleen Baldwin

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1215

2:15pm

CCEF Student-Teacher innovative grants for your elementary campus
Learn how to support your elementary students’ innovative ideas and write a successful Student-Teacher Innovative Grant (STIG) proposal for the Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF). Learn what makes a strong application and how to guide your students’ proposal, presentation, and implementation of a STIG. Participants will walk through the process of applying for a Clear Creek Education Foundation-Student Teacher Innovative Grant. Participants will examine proposing, presenting, and implementing a STIG from the elementary campus viewpoint. A Q&A session will conclude the session with two elementary STIG recipients and a grants team representative.

Speakers
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Jewell DeLeon

Campbell Elementary, CCISD
AP

Amber Patrick

Grant Writer, CCISD
AM

Alison McKinney

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5613

2:15pm

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

Speakers
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Jenifer Harrell

Ward Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5428

2:15pm

Closing the Gaps with Dreambox
" This session will focus on using Dreambox for math personalized learning. Teachers will learn how to discover their students' current level of skill mastery and assign lessons based on individualized areas of need. They will also learn time-management ideas to facilitate a student's ability to set Dreambox goals and track individual progress. Time will be included for participants to begin setting up their own tracking systems, so laptops will be needed." "Participants will be able to: 1. Learn and track their students' current progression of Dreambox  standards 2. Use the Assign Focus option to assign lessons that meet individual needs 3. Involve student ownership of setting goals and tracking their own progression of Dreambox standards "

Speakers
JF

Janet Foltyn

Armand Bayou Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4527

2:15pm

Find your form
"Office 365 Forms and Quizzes, how you can integrate these into your classroom? A session for beginners trying to increase communication and collecting DATA with your class. " Learn how to create Forms and Quizzes in Office 365 and  embed them into itsLearning or other communication venues. 

Speakers
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Amy Phillips

Ward Elementary, CCISD
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Lynn Soderberg

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5317

2:15pm

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

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Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5415

2:15pm

Graphic Novels and Wordless Books
Introducing popular graphic novels and wordless books Participants will come away with a list of popular graphic novels and wordless books to be familiar with. Some may be used to support curriculum or to generate excitement in their classroom libraries.

Speakers
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Mitch Self

McWhirter Elementary, CCISD
reading, traveling, building furniture, bilingual education
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Jamie Baccaro

Weber Elementary, Weber Elementary


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4529

2:15pm

ItsLearning- Overview of how to use the data for Polls, Surveys & Tests for Evidence of Student Learning Skills/Progressions
Learn how the data from itsLearning Polls, Surveys, & Tests to show evidence of student learning on  Skills/Progressions. Use the data from itsLearning Polls, Surveys, & Tests to show evidence of student learning on  Skills/Progressions to create personalized learning, small groups and formative assessments. 

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Tracy Dalton

LTC, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4608

2:15pm

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

Speakers
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Adrienne Guthrie

Ferguson Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5321

2:15pm

Rethinking Stations & Guided Math
For 1st grade and 2nd grade teachers. Ideas & strategies on how to better organize, structure, and align stations & guided math with our CCISD math goals.  Participants will discuss and share ideas & strategies on how to better organize, structure, and align stations and guided math with our CCISD math goals. 

Speakers
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Miriam Glock

Falcon Pass Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4615

2:15pm

Seesaw and Remind 101
An introduction to both Seesaw and Remind 101 and how to utilize them in your classroom. "-Set up accounts -Intro to how they both work -Seesaw: how to roll out in classroom, how to use as a parent communication tool, assessment tool, technological tool, and more! "

Speakers
HW

Hailey Williams

Bay Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5517

2:15pm

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

Speakers
AV

Alejandra Villanueva

League City Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4628

2:15pm

Seesaw for english learners
Use SeeSaw to provide English support to English Learners as they read, write, listen, and speak.    Learn to record instructions and create activities using SeeSaw.

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HB

Holly Berndt

Weber Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5414