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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Audra Parden

Ross Elementary, CCISD


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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

Speakers

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
CB

Colleen Baldwin

Weber Elementary, CCISD


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

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.

Speakers
AT

Aislinn Thomasson-Mortimore

Clear Lake City Elementary, CCISD


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

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
AG

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
MG

Miriam Glock

Falcon Pass Elementary, CCISD


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

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.

Speakers
HB

Holly Berndt

Weber Elementary, CCISD


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