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Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

Book Tastings, Book Talks and Reader's Theater
A review of Book Tastings, Book Talks, and Reader's Theater designed to give teachers ideas to utilize students' self-selected reading in ways that can encourage reflection, connection, and assessment.

Participants will review and understand the procedures of book tastings, book talks, and readers' theater. Participants will actively participate in each process and will receive resources to facilitate using these strategies in their own classrooms.

Speakers
SM

Sandra Murphy

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1214

8:30am

Genius Hour in Secondary
Genius Hour is an inquiry based research project where students are encouraged to study what ever they are interested in or passionate about.  Students identify their interests and passions and then go through a student created inquiry plan that culminates with a presentation of learning.  This session will cover our theory behind why we chose to implement Genius Hour, how it has evolved since we introduced it to our students three years ago, and the benefits it could have in any core classroom at any grade level. Participants will be given an overview of the process that we have used to implement Genius Hour.  Participants will also be given resources and/or tools that we created, gleaned, and utilized over the course of our journey in order for participants to implement Genius Hour in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Keely Gaertner

Keely Gaertner

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4527

8:30am

Mobius Strips and Paper Folding - Explore Higher Level Reasoning
Promote higher level reasoning in your math students through a variety of paper folding activities that include the Mobius Strip.  Twist and cut your way to an engaged classroom.    Participants will be able to conduct an engaging discovery math lesson focused on higher level thinking and reasoning utilizing the concept of a Mobius Strip.

Speakers
KG

Kathleen Gandin

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5607

8:30am

Socratic Seminar
We will introduce and lead participants through a Socratic seminar (a student-centered discussion utilizing close reading and student-generated questions) and show how it can be used with a variety of texts.  In Socratic seminars, students explore deeper levels of thinking through a thoughtful dialogue. Participants will be able to incorporate Socratic seminars into their classes using a variety of texts.

Speakers
BH

Brittany Hobratschk

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5414

8:30am

Socratic Seminar: Scaffolding for Student Led Learning (1 hour GT credit)
Want to embrace student driven learning but don’t know where to start?  Implement a Socratic seminar in your own classroom.  Attendees will be guided through the process, start to finish.  Suggestions for different subject areas will be provided and attendees will actively participate in a Socratic seminar.

Attendees will leave the session prepared to conduct/plan a Socratic seminar with their own students including sources for articles and topic ideas.

Speakers
AM

Alison McKinney

Parr Elementary, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
SME 1229

8:30am

Student Talk > Teacher Talk
Do you ever pose a question to your students and get blank stares in return? Are students reluctant to engage with your content and each other? Come and discover fun ways to get students moving, laughing, connecting with their peers and most importantly talking about and engaging with your content. These strategies come from secondary World Language and Cultures classrooms and examples will be applied to all content areas.  "Participants will... ...consider the purpose and benefits of incorporating movement and student talk into daily lessons.  ...identify strategies to incorporate purposeful movement and student talk into daily lessons in order increase engagement and student achievement.  ...leave with a tool box of easy to implement ideas to immediately begin using in class. "

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Tran

Gloria Tran

Spanish Teacher- Clear Brook High School, CCISD
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Assistant Principal, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5516

8:30am

Teach Like a PIRATE: an Overview
This workshop focuses on the Dave Burgess's NY Times bestseller, "Teach Like a PIRATE".  Burgess says, "Like pirating, teaching is an adventure full of challenges and excitement.  The way you approach your adventure can mean the difference between being shipwrecked on Burnout Island or finding buried treasure."  Tap into your passion as a teacher with ideas on developing creative presentations and establishing rapport with your students and learn how to transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. Participants will learn strategies on drawing students into their lessons.  This includes inspiration, practical techniques and innovative ideas that can transform their thinking on being an educator.

Speakers
SH

Susannah Holmes

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 4528

8:30am

Teaching the Inclusive Classroom
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your lessons and give your students a greater role in their instruction and learning. Participants will learn how to chunk units, give short and effective notes/lessons, assess students in alternate ways other than the standard test and give control of learning to your students and be a facilitator. Make instruction and assessment go hand in hand.

Speakers
avatar for Lea Nicholson

Lea Nicholson

SPED teacher, CCISD
KP

Katherine Pozuc

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
CF 5511

8:30am

Cross Curricular Sheltered Instruction: Practical Examples and Applications
Sheltered instruction teachers use linguistic accommodations to make content comprehensible and help their English learners develop academic language each and every day. In this session, we will model specific sheltered instruction strategies in different content areas.  The model lessons will be delivered in foreign languages and participants will experience the English learners’ perspective.  The participants will get the opportunity to debrief, brainstorm, and create model lessons that incorporate powerful sheltered strategies for their content area.

Speakers
AB

Adrian Bidulescu

EL Instructional Coach, Clear Lake HS
MW

Maria Woodall

Clear Creek HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4431

8:30am

I can align and differentiate units
In this session we will look at the I can statements for our content and how to make utilize those on a day to day basis.  We will look into aligning units by how we teach, what activities we do, and how we assess based on those I can statements.  We will then stretch ourselves into looking at how we can differentiate our activities based on how students pre-test for each I can statement. "Participants will understand how to I can align a unit. Participants will pick a unit to I can align. Participants will understand how to differentiate a unit based on how their students score on an I can aligned pretest."

Speakers
avatar for Tara Gustafson

Tara Gustafson

Clear Falls HS, CCISD
I have been teaching IPC for three years and spent one year teaching English to At Risk middle school students in HISD. I aspire to have all of my students completely in control of their own learning and know where their strengths and weaknesses lie. All the strategies I use in... Read More →



Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
CF 4624

8:30am

Behavior 101 for Secondary
Learn structures and strategies to eliminate and alleviate classroom disruptions and unwanted behavior.  Avoid power struggles and gain an understanding of how to teach appropriate student responses.  This training is for the new and more experienced teacher.  Many will leave saying "I don't know why I ever stopped doing _____" or "we havent' gotten training like this in years".  When a 40 year veteran teacher comes up and says "I learned something new today and I thought I knew it all when it comes to classroom management", that's when you know there is good material.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Davila

Tony Davila

Director, Clear Creek ISD


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

8:30am

Where Do I Begin? Providing Feedback to English Language Learners on their Writing
Teachers of English language learners frequently struggle with giving appropriate and helpful feedback on students' writing. This hands-on session introduces a protocol designed to help teachers provide feedback that is both appropriate to that students' language level and also helps the student improve their writing over time, emphasizing progress over perfection. Teachers will leave this session with a starting point for giving feedback, tools that can help during the process, and resources that detail the writing features of language learners at different levels. 

Speakers
avatar for William Chiang

William Chiang

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
AE

Amy Eck

EL Instructional Coach, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
BSI 2306

9:35am

Beyond the Hamburger: Using Concept maps to Plan and Organize your Writing
This session will examine how graphic organizers are not a one-size-fits-all strategy for writers. Many writers struggle to identify the relationships between and among their ideas. Using a concept map with linking words and phrases will help writers of all levels analyze the connections between their topics and subtopics in preparation for persuasive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least two concept maps on topics of their choice and then use them as tools to compose rough drafts of writing that can be used as mentor texts in their classrooms.


Participants will consider how a concept map leads to authentic organization
Participants will create concept maps about topics of personal importance
Participants will synthesize ideas from my concept map(s) to compose persuasive text(s)

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Kramm

Melinda Kramm

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1228

9:35am

Book Tastings, Book Talks and Reader's Theater
A review of Book Tastings, Book Talks, and Reader's Theater designed to give teachers ideas to utilize students' self-selected reading in ways that can encourage reflection, connection, and assessment.

Participants will review and understand the procedures of book tastings, book talks, and readers' theater. Participants will actively participate in each process and will receive resources to facilitate using these strategies in their own classrooms.

Speakers
SM

Sandra Murphy

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1214

9:35am

Escape the Death Star Mathematically
Can you figure out the math to help your Jedi escape the Death Star?  Want to try out some STEM integrated lessons with computer science and math in your classroom?  Experience math and use a Sphero robot to engage and motivate students to learn and apply the important concept of multi-step equations.  Participants will get to experience a galactic adventure with a Star Wars themed math maze. Participants will receive copies of all activities to use in their classroom.  Activities can be easily built upon to increase coding and computer science in your STEM classroom with the Sphero robot.  Come prepared to learn, have fun, and escape from the Galactic Empire’s most revered space station.  Download the Sphero Edu app to your phone for a more thorough experience.  Limited devices will be available for use.

-Learn basic controls of the Spheros
-See how to incorporate Spheros into math content
-Receive editable activities to use with and without Spheros
-Learn basic coding to extend Computer Science into the math classroom

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
SME 1229

9:35am

Genius Hour in Secondary
Genius Hour is an inquiry based research project where students are encouraged to study what ever they are interested in or passionate about.  Students identify their interests and passions and then go through a student created inquiry plan that culminates with a presentation of learning.  This session will cover our theory behind why we chose to implement Genius Hour, how it has evolved since we introduced it to our students three years ago, and the benefits it could have in any core classroom at any grade level. Participants will be given an overview of the process that we have used to implement Genius Hour.  Participants will also be given resources and/or tools that we created, gleaned, and utilized over the course of our journey in order for participants to implement Genius Hour in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Keely Gaertner

Keely Gaertner

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4527

9:35am

Mobius Strips and Paper Folding - Explore Higher Level Reasoning
Promote higher level reasoning in your math students through a variety of paper folding activities that include the Mobius Strip.  Twist and cut your way to an engaged classroom.    Participants will be able to conduct an engaging discovery math lesson focused on higher level thinking and reasoning utilizing the concept of a Mobius Strip.  

Speakers
KG

Kathleen Gandin

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5607

9:35am

Socratic Seminar
We will introduce and lead participants through a Socratic seminar (a student-centered discussion utilizing close reading and student-generated questions) and show how it can be used with a variety of texts.  In Socratic seminars, students explore deeper levels of thinking through a thoughtful dialogue. Participants will be able to incorporate Socratic seminars into their classes using a variety of texts.

Speakers
BH

Brittany Hobratschk

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5414

9:35am

Student Talk > Teacher Talk
Do you ever pose a question to your students and get blank stares in return? Are students reluctant to engage with your content and each other? Come and discover fun ways to get students moving, laughing, connecting with their peers and most importantly talking about and engaging with your content. These strategies come from secondary World Language and Cultures classrooms and examples will be applied to all content areas.  "Participants will... ...consider the purpose and benefits of incorporating movement and student talk into daily lessons.  ...identify strategies to incorporate purposeful movement and student talk into daily lessons in order increase engagement and student achievement.  ...leave with a tool box of easy to implement ideas to immediately begin using in class. "

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Tran

Gloria Tran

Spanish Teacher- Clear Brook High School, CCISD
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Assistant Principal, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5516

9:35am

Teach Like a PIRATE: an Overview
This workshop focuses on the Dave Burgess's NY Times bestseller, "Teach Like a PIRATE".  Burgess says, "Like pirating, teaching is an adventure full of challenges and excitement.  The way you approach your adventure can mean the difference between being shipwrecked on Burnout Island or finding buried treasure."  Tap into your passion as a teacher with ideas on developing creative presentations and establishing rapport with your students and learn how to transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. Participants will learn strategies on drawing students into their lessons.  This includes inspiration, practical techniques and innovative ideas that can transform their thinking on being an educator.

Speakers
SH

Susannah Holmes

League City Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4528

9:35am

Teaching the Inclusive Classroom
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your lessons and give your students a greater role in their instruction and learning. Participants will learn how to chunk units, give short and effective notes/lessons, assess students in alternate ways other than the standard test and give control of learning to your students and be a facilitator. Make instruction and assessment go hand in hand.

Speakers
avatar for Lea Nicholson

Lea Nicholson

SPED teacher, CCISD
KP

Katherine Pozuc

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 5511

9:35am

Utilizing Vocal Performance to Re-envision the Multi-Genre Research Project
The Multi-Genre Research Project is a challenging project for any intermediate or secondary student.  What makes the challenge worth it is the opportunity for students to engage multiple genres of literature and media to present a cohesive message.  This session aims to take up the challenge (and fun) up another level by introducing teachers to the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation and discuss how its use in the classroom can take the Multi-Genre Research Project to another level - while at the same time addressing vastly under-served ELA TEKS regarding public speaking and presentation. "Learn about the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation offered for competition throughout most of the school year, along with the rules and norms governing it. Be equipped with the skills and tools needed to introduce this concept to their students. Leave with an understanding of the pedagogical value of having students engage with multiple genres of literature in an oral presentation format."

Speakers
TC

Tomas Cosenza

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 9:35am - 10:25am
CF 4611

10:45am

**Chemistry and Algebra I and II teachers ONLY** "Calculating the Chemistry" Between Science and Math
This session is for secondary science and math teachers. Cross-curriculum planning can be a challenge, especially in different subject areas. Once you identify the mathematical concepts needed for your science classroom and observe and learn how they are taught in the math classroom, you have the potential to increase student engagement and comprehension by incorporating these same techniques and skills in your lessons. This session models how to collaborate between a science (Chemistry) and math course and provides you the opportunity to examine your TEKS and identify who you should work with on your campus or maybe even during this session! "Participants will view a model of cross-curricular collaboration. Participants will examine TEKS to identify cross-curricular concepts. Participants will identify who to work with on their campus/during the session."

Speakers
AK

Ashley Kennedy-Lee

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5607

10:45am

Beyond the Hamburger: Using Concept maps to Plan and Organize your Writing
This session will examine how graphic organizers are not a one-size-fits-all strategy for writers. Many writers struggle to identify the relationships between and among their ideas. Using a concept map with linking words and phrases will help writers of all levels analyze the connections between their topics and subtopics in preparation for persuasive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least two concept maps on topics of their choice and then use them as tools to compose rough drafts of writing that can be used as mentor texts in their classrooms.


Participants will consider how a concept map leads to authentic organization
Participants will create concept maps about topics of personal importance
Participants will synthesize ideas from my concept map(s) to compose persuasive text(s)

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Kramm

Melinda Kramm

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1228

10:45am

Book Tastings, Book Talks and Reader's Theater
A review of Book Tastings, Book Talks, and Reader's Theater designed to give teachers ideas to utilize students' self-selected reading in ways that can encourage reflection, connection, and assessment.

Participants will review and understand the procedures of book tastings, book talks, and readers' theater. Participants will actively participate in each process and will receive resources to facilitate using these strategies in their own classrooms.

Speakers
SM

Sandra Murphy

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
SME 1214

10:45am

Dramatic Reading of Fiction and Nonfiction Texts: Deepening Comprehension and Analysis
This session will explore the potential of dramatic reading of fiction and nonfiction texts to draw the students’ attention to how writers manipulate language to achieve a desired effect on their audience. Participants will examine video clips of students working in small groups to create dramatic reading scripts from the last chapter of Machiavelli’s The Prince. Participants will also engage in a dramatic reading of an excerpt from Dear Martin by Nic Stone. 

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Bondar

Natalia Bondar

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4526

10:45am

Student Centered Learning through Growth Mindset
Through the use of growth mindset and various grouping activities/assessments, learn how to empower students to take charge of their own learning. We will discuss how to apply these methods in your own classroom. Participants come away with ideas of how create an environment where students become the center of their own learning through collaboration, various types of grouping, activity adaptations to meet the needs of each student group. 

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Nesrsta

Patricia Nesrsta

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4528

10:45am

Student Talk > Teacher Talk
Do you ever pose a question to your students and get blank stares in return? Are students reluctant to engage with your content and each other? Come and discover fun ways to get students moving, laughing, connecting with their peers and most importantly talking about and engaging with your content. These strategies come from secondary World Language and Cultures classrooms and examples will be applied to all content areas.  "Participants will... ...consider the purpose and benefits of incorporating movement and student talk into daily lessons.  ...identify strategies to incorporate purposeful movement and student talk into daily lessons in order increase engagement and student achievement.  ...leave with a tool box of easy to implement ideas to immediately begin using in class. "

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Tran

Gloria Tran

Spanish Teacher- Clear Brook High School, CCISD
avatar for Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Assistant Principal, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5516

10:45am

Teaching the Inclusive Classroom
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your lessons and give your students a greater role in their instruction and learning. Participants will learn how to chunk units, give short and effective notes/lessons, assess students in alternate ways other than the standard test and give control of learning to your students and be a facilitator. Make instruction and assessment go hand in hand.

Speakers
avatar for Lea Nicholson

Lea Nicholson

SPED teacher, CCISD
KP

Katherine Pozuc

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 5511

10:45am

Utilizing Vocal Performance to Re-envision the Multi-Genre Research Project
The Multi-Genre Research Project is a challenging project for any intermediate or secondary student.  What makes the challenge worth it is the opportunity for students to engage multiple genres of literature and media to present a cohesive message.  This session aims to take up the challenge (and fun) up another level by introducing teachers to the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation and discuss how its use in the classroom can take the Multi-Genre Research Project to another level - while at the same time addressing vastly under-served ELA TEKS regarding public speaking and presentation. "Learn about the competitive speech event Program of Oral Interpretation offered for competition throughout most of the school year, along with the rules and norms governing it. Be equipped with the skills and tools needed to introduce this concept to their students. Leave with an understanding of the pedagogical value of having students engage with multiple genres of literature in an oral presentation format."

Speakers
TC

Tomas Cosenza

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am
CF 4611

10:45am

Cross Curricular Sheltered Instruction: Practical Examples and Applications
Sheltered instruction teachers use linguistic accommodations to make content comprehensible and help their English learners develop academic language each and every day. In this session, we will model specific sheltered instruction strategies in different content areas.  The model lessons will be delivered in foreign languages and participants will experience the English learners’ perspective.  The participants will get the opportunity to debrief, brainstorm, and create model lessons that incorporate powerful sheltered strategies for their content area.

Speakers
MW

Maria Woodall

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
AB

Adrian Bidulescu

EL Instructional Coach, Clear Lake HS


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:35pm
CF 4431

11:55am

"Calculating the Chemistry" Between Science and Math
This session is for secondary science and math teachers. Cross-curriculum planning can be a challenge, especially in different subject areas. Once you identify the mathematical concepts needed for your science classroom and observe and learn how they are taught in the math classroom, you have the potential to increase student engagement and comprehension by incorporating these same techniques and skills in your lessons. This session models how to collaborate between a science (Chemistry) and math course and provides you the opportunity to examine your TEKS and identify who you should work with on your campus or maybe even during this session! "Participants will view a model of cross-curricular collaboration. Participants will examine TEKS to identify cross-curricular concepts. Participants will identify who to work with on their campus/during the session."

Speakers
AK

Ashley Kennedy-Lee

Clear Lake HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 5607

11:55am

Our framework for success in post secondary reading and writing
Our session will provide teachers with an introduction to literacy in multiple disciplines and we will share the ideas we have for how this could be implemented in a Readers/Writer's Workshop classroom.  Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas based off of the goal that teacher's provide an opportunity for students to interact with languages in varied disciplines beyond the English curriculum. How can we teach meta-cognitive skills to help them navigate and extrapolate the content’s formatting, jargon, and style characterized by the discipline? How does a Scientist think and communicate? What about Historians or Mathematicians?  Consider the tools that students will need in order to write across multiple disciplines after they have graduated high school and implement strategies in their classes in order to better prepare their students for different styles of writing. They will also have new angles from which to approach choice reading and use it to help their students develop questions and knowledge about disciplines other than ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Meggie Bailey

Meggie Bailey

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
avatar for Jenna Zucha

Jenna Zucha

Clear Springs HS


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4525

11:55am

Secondary Depth and Complexity 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 learn from others, many ways to infuse depth and complexity into everyday instruction.

This session will count towards 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 11:55am - 12:45pm
BSI Library

11:55am

Student Centered Learning through Growth Mindset
Through the use of growth mindset and various grouping activities/assessments, learn how to empower students to take charge of their own learning. We will discuss how to apply these methods in your own classroom. Participants come away with ideas of how create an environment where students become the center of their own learning through collaboration, various types of grouping, activity adaptations to meet the needs of each student group. 

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Nesrsta

Patricia Nesrsta

Clear Falls HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 11:55am - 12:45pm
CF 4528

1:05pm

Beyond the Hamburger: Using Concept maps to Plan and Organize your Writing
This session will examine how graphic organizers are not a one-size-fits-all strategy for writers. Many writers struggle to identify the relationships between and among their ideas. Using a concept map with linking words and phrases will help writers of all levels analyze the connections between their topics and subtopics in preparation for persuasive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least two concept maps on topics of their choice and then use them as tools to compose rough drafts of writing that can be used as mentor texts in their classrooms.


Participants will consider how a concept map leads to authentic organization
Participants will create concept maps about topics of personal importance
Participants will synthesize ideas from my concept map(s) to compose persuasive text(s)

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Kramm

Melinda Kramm

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
SME 1228

1:05pm

Make the World your PL
Join me for simple ways to bring the world into your classroom starting with Germany. Travel opportunities and grants for Professional Learning, lesson ideas, free resources, and more are here for you today. Explore content available through the Transatlantic Outreach Program and the Goethe Institute. Available topics include: Culture, Economy, Contemporary Life, Reunification, and Geography. Engaging instructional activities are available for complex thinking skills, individual and collaborative learning, as well as literacy strategies and skills. Humanitities focused but all are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Waligora

Lisa Waligora

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
NBCT, Secondary Social Studies Teacher @ CCHS


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4403

1:05pm

Making Math Visual
Get ideas for hands on lessons to make math more fun for students.  "Participants will see 3-4 examples of hands on activities. Participants will walk away with ideas for dicovery lessons. "

Speakers
SP

Sarah Peach

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
CF 4529

1:05pm

Rethinking Rubrics
Title...5 points. Addresses essential question…25 points. Creativity…5 points. If this reminds you of the kind of rubrics you typically give students, it may be time to rethink how you write your rubrics. Bring an assignment with a rubric to this session and learn how to create a more robust rubric that provides students with a clearer vision of the expected outcome and helps you to better evaluate student work against specific criteria. 

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Baxter

Ruth Baxter

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD
I teach 8th WAVE Humanities and 6th WAVE World Cultures at Westbrook Intermediate. I have been a WAVE teacher since 1999. This is my 25th year teaching. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence/social studies. I am happy to help with questions about National Board... Read More →
avatar for Amy Kiszka

Amy Kiszka

Westbrook, CCISD
I am the social studies department head at Westbrook Intermediate, where I teach 8th grade WAVE social studies and language arts. I have taught in CCISD for 21 years.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 1:55pm
BSI 2312

1:05pm

Discuss, Debate, Discern
This session will review and introduce a variety of text based talking to learn activities designed to help students develop more complex answers by engaging in content, developing argumentation skills, and higher level thinking. Participants will be able to quickly implement a variety different text based talking to learn methods.     

Speakers
KC

Karyn Cabana

Clear Falls HS, CCISD
avatar for Cheryl Park

Cheryl Park

AP Human Geography Teacher, CCISD
Advanced Placement, College Board, AP Human Geography, Its Learning, Digital Learning, Blended Learning


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 5615

1:05pm

Students, Take the Wheel - Driving Personalized Learning with Data
Teachers have been using formative and summative data to drive their instruction for a long time. It’s a known fact that interpreting and understanding data helps teachers understand how students learn and how best to meet their needs. What would happen if the students were given that power? What would happen if we allowed them to identify, analyze, and use data from their learning? This session is all about empowering students to accurately assess their current level of proficiency in the classroom and be active agents in their data driven personalized learning. "- Learn practical ways to implement personalized learning into a math classroom. - Understand the benefits of giving students information about teks/standards, what they are learning, and why. - Target the needs of all of their students using data-driven, personalized learning activities. "

Speakers
avatar for Elayni Kinsey

Elayni Kinsey

Westbrook, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 1:05pm - 2:55pm
CF 4616

2:15pm

Arirang: History, Culture and People of Korea
Most people associate Korea with one event, the Korean War. While that civil war is perhaps the birth of today's modern South Korea, it is not the single claim to fame this peninsula has going for it. Come explore thecountry and take away ideas for your classroom. Geography, History, Culture, Korean War, and the Modernization of South Korea will be addressed. explore and utilize digital resources available through the Korean War Legacy Foundation and South Korean state museums to build more complete lessons for secondary curriculum standards.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Waligora

Lisa Waligora

Clear Creek HS, CCISD
NBCT, Secondary Social Studies Teacher @ CCHS


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4403

2:15pm

Beyond the Hamburger: Using Concept maps to Plan and Organize your Writing
This session will examine how graphic organizers are not a one-size-fits-all strategy for writers. Many writers struggle to identify the relationships between and among their ideas. Using a concept map with linking words and phrases will help writers of all levels analyze the connections between their topics and subtopics in preparation for persuasive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to create at least two concept maps on topics of their choice and then use them as tools to compose rough drafts of writing that can be used as mentor texts in their classrooms.


Participants will consider how a concept map leads to authentic organization
Participants will create concept maps about topics of personal importance
Participants will synthesize ideas from my concept map(s) to compose persuasive text(s)

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Kramm

Melinda Kramm

Creekside Intermediate, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
SME 1228

2:15pm

Beyond the Textbook: Content-Area Reading Strategies for Non-ELA Classrooms
Are you a non-ELA teacher whose students seem disengaged in assigned texts or struggle to perform on reading quizzes? Are you looking for ways to use and/or assess reading more meaningfully in your class? Are you (and your students) tired of the textbook and looking for alternatives to reignite curiosity and interest? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the session for you! "Participants will reflect on the “what” and “how” of reading in their content-area classrooms and set personalized instructional goals. Participants will be able to identify at least one new reading strategy or activity that would be especially beneficial for their students. "

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

Clear Springs HS, CCISD


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 5411

2:15pm

Our framework for success in post secondary reading and writing
Our session will provide teachers with an introduction to literacy in multiple disciplines and we will share the ideas we have for how this could be implemented in a Readers/Writer's Workshop classroom.  Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas based off of the goal that teacher's provide an opportunity for students to interact with languages in varied disciplines beyond the English curriculum. How can we teach meta-cognitive skills to help them navigate and extrapolate the content’s formatting, jargon, and style characterized by the discipline? How does a Scientist think and communicate? What about Historians or Mathematicians?  Consider the tools that students will need in order to write across multiple disciplines after they have graduated high school and implement strategies in their classes in order to better prepare their students for different styles of writing. They will also have new angles from which to approach choice reading and use it to help their students develop questions and knowledge about disciplines other than ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Meggie Bailey

Meggie Bailey

Clear Springs HS, CCISD
avatar for Jenna Zucha

Jenna Zucha

Clear Springs HS


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
CF 4525

2:15pm

Rethinking Rubrics
Title...5 points. Addresses essential question…25 points. Creativity…5 points. If this reminds you of the kind of rubrics you typically give students, it may be time to rethink how you write your rubrics. Bring an assignment with a rubric to this session and learn how to create a more robust rubric that provides students with a clearer vision of the expected outcome and helps you to better evaluate student work against specific criteria. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kiszka

Amy Kiszka

Westbrook, CCISD
I am the social studies department head at Westbrook Intermediate, where I teach 8th grade WAVE social studies and language arts. I have taught in CCISD for 21 years.
avatar for Ruth Baxter

Ruth Baxter

Westbrook Intermediate, CCISD
I teach 8th WAVE Humanities and 6th WAVE World Cultures at Westbrook Intermediate. I have been a WAVE teacher since 1999. This is my 25th year teaching. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence/social studies. I am happy to help with questions about National Board... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI 2312

2:15pm

Taking the mystery out of AP
Let’s take the mystery out of 4’s and 5’s!  This session will focus on strategies for increasing student AP scores.  Come ready to learn and collaborate with your fellow AP teachers. Participants will leave with renewed strategies to implement in the AP classroom right away!  

This session will count towards 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 2:15pm - 3:05pm
BSI Library