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Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

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


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
PW

Patricia White

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Bondar

Natalia Bondar

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Humphrey

Jennifer Humphrey

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


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

8:30am

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

Speakers
KB

Kimberly Blanchard

Stewart Elementary, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

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


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
PW

Patricia White

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Bondar

Natalia Bondar

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hutt

Mindy Hutt

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


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Humphrey

Jennifer Humphrey

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


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

9:35am

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

Speakers
KB

Kimberly Blanchard

Stewart Elementary, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
SK

Stacey Karpowicz-Boring

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hutt

Mindy Hutt

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


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

10:45am

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

Speakers
DW

Deborah Wing-Leonard

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


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

11:55am

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

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Kunefke

Kylie Kunefke

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


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5417

11:55am

FRC - CCISD/NASA Robotics Coaching
This session will get all of the CCISD/NASA representatives prepared for the upcoming FRC season. Be ready to better contribute to the Robonauts and understand how team travel will be done.

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 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4611

11:55am

Small Changes Make a Big Difference!
Sometimes it’s the little things you do that make the biggest impact.  During this session I will share some of the little changes I have made over the years that have made the biggest difference for me and for my students.  Session will be interactive, and participants will be encouraged to share ideas they find useful for making a difference in their own classrooms. Topics covered will be daily chores made simple, keeping up with student work, and daily routines for building relationships. Participants will learn and share ideas for making a difference in their classrooms and will leave with ideas to try and templates for organizational documents they can use immediately.    

Speakers
avatar for Angela Vong

Angela Vong

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


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4408

1:05pm

Diverse YA Books for Diverse YA Readers
All six high school librarians will book talk books that cover every imaginable diversity group on our campuses. The goal is to help our fellow educators have great recommendations at their fingertips so that we can all reach more learners with more titles that touch their lives, and help our learners through whatever puts them outside the mainstream. We will provide take-away lists of YA books that meet the needs of these special populations, in addition to those we book-talk throughout the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Dickey

Shirley Dickey

Clear Lake HS Librarian, Clear Lake High School, CCISD
CLHS Librarian, techie, makerspace freak, and book lover. Shirley is determined to make her library a safe space for every student. She has previously presented around the state and local area on topics like 3D printing, genrefication, makerspaces, fake news, hot YA titles, and tech... Read More →
avatar for Mindy Hutt

Mindy Hutt

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

Valerie Loper

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

Laura Gladney-Lemon

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

Amy King

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
RH

Rebecca Hoffman

librarian, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4617

1:05pm

Making Inclusion Support Work in your Classroom
Mrs. Hawkins and Ms. James will highlight the various models of co-teaching and show how they are being implemented effectively in their classroom.

Participants will be given strategies to make the inclusion support more purposeful in their classroom.

Speakers
EJ

Erin James

Clear Lake HS, CCISD
AH

Amanda Hawkins

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5527

1:05pm

Music and Memes: Engaging the 21st Century Learner
Teachers will discover and explore opportunities to incorporate Memes and use Music to help students engage in learning. This session will also explore the use of Twitter as a teaching tool and ways to incorporate a positive, educational spin on social media.  Participants will explore examples and resources on how to incorporate Memes and Music into everyday lessons for virtually any subject or level. Participants will also discover and explore opportunities to use Twitter as a tool for engaging students with content.  

Speakers
avatar for John Lewallen

John Lewallen

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5524

1:05pm

The Active Classroom
The average high school student sits in their classes for approximately seven hours a day, despite all evidence that their attention spans are no more than 15 - 20 minutes at a time at best. Let's get our kids to move - while still keeping them on task and focused. Participants will leave with immediately implementable ideas on how to incorporate movement into their classes. Some activities will need a little bit of prep while others will need none at all. 

Speakers
SM

Shelly McCormick Lane

Clear Lake HS, Clear Lake High School, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4310

1:05pm

Using Reading to Confront Bias and Practice Empathy
This session will explore ways to use texts and images to help students (and teachers) explore their identities, confront their own biases, and develop empathy by exploring others' points-of-view. While the session materials will be geared toward ELA classrooms, they could easily be adapted for social studies classes or general character lessons. "Participants will engage in reading, writing, and discussion-based activities that can be recreated in the classroom to help students define their identities and examine the impact of their own biases in a non-confrontational way. Participants will leave with practical strategies for reading activities that help students explore alternative viewpoints to build empathy with authors, characters, and those around them."

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 5411

2:15pm

Making Inclusion Support Work in your Classroom
Mrs. Hawkins and Ms. James will highlight the various models of co-teaching and show how they are being implemented effectively in their classroom.

Participants will be given strategies to make the inclusion support more purposeful in their classroom.

Speakers
AH

Amanda Hawkins

Clear Lake HS, CCISD
EJ

Erin James

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5527

2:15pm

Music and Memes: Engaging the 21st Century Learner
Teachers will discover and explore opportunities to incorporate Memes and use Music to help students engage in learning. This session will also explore the use of Twitter as a teaching tool and ways to incorporate a positive, educational spin on social media.  Participants will explore examples and resources on how to incorporate Memes and Music into everyday lessons for virtually any subject or level. Participants will also discover and explore opportunities to use Twitter as a tool for engaging students with content.  

Speakers
avatar for John Lewallen

John Lewallen

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5524

2:15pm

The Active Classroom
The average high school student sits in their classes for approximately seven hours a day, despite all evidence that their attention spans are no more than 15 - 20 minutes at a time at best. Let's get our kids to move - while still keeping them on task and focused. Participants will leave with immediately implementable ideas on how to incorporate movement into their classes. Some activities will need a little bit of prep while others will need none at all. 

Speakers
SM

Shelly McCormick Lane

Clear Lake HS, Clear Lake High School, Clear Creek ISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4310