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Tuesday, August 6
 

8:00am

Common Assessments: The Key to Uncommon Results for Student and Teacher Learning (Grades 3-5)
The secret is out: Common formative assessments are the key to improving student learning! Formative assessments are powerful when teams of teachers create common assessments then share and discuss the results. This collaborative process leads to a dramatic increase in student learning and improved teaching practices. Participants will walk away with proven tools and information to effectively use common assessments across grade levels and departments and illustrates practical strategies for implementing and using assessments to substantially improve student and adult learning. Participants in this session: 1) Examine the benefits of using common assessment as a grade level or department, 2) Learn the process for creating useful and valid common assessments, 3) Understand the balance between formative and summative assessments, 4) Gain formative assessment tools to increase student and adult learning, 5) Discover quick and easy ways to look at data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

8:00am

DARE to Engage the Brain (Grades 3-5)
If students aren’t engaged, they cannot learn. In this age of mouse clicks and touchscreens, the brain responds differently to stimuli. Because society is rapidly changing and many children live in impoverished environments, we must respond to the changes proactively by choosing the most powerful strategies. DARE stands for: D = Dopamine • This neurotransmitter keeps the brain alert and focused. A = Amygdala • This part of the brain is the seat of emotion. R = Reticular Activating System • This part of the brain regulates the amount and type of sensorimotor information that comes into the brain. E = Essentials of life • The amount of sleep, type of food, and exercise people get affect levels of focus and engagement. Even time of day has an effect! This highly engaging, informative workshop gives teachers research and high-impact strategies to engage their students so they can interact with their content at high levels for lasting memory. LeAnn will be modeling the whole process throughout the training.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

8:00am

Discover Irving’s Digital Resources (Grades 3-5)
Engage students with video, audiobooks, ebooks, digital collections and more. Irving ISD offers a variety of digital resources for all grades. This session will focus on digital resources geared towards teachers in grades third through fifth. Learn about the creative ways these tools can be used in the classroom beyond basic research. These curriculum aligned resources added to the appropriate digital tools will create a student-centered environment while promoting a deeper understanding of the content.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

8:00am

Learning and Retaining Academic Vocabulary (Grades 3-5)
If we’re to help our English Learners access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. This session will focus on high-impact strategies of the four essential components of academic language.Participants will learn how vocabulary is best taught as a tool for completing and constructing more complex messages, as well as how to: 1) Teach high-frequency academic words and discipline-specific vocabulary across content areas, 2) Utilize strategies for teaching academic vocabulary, moving students from Tier 1 to Tiers 2 and 3 words and selecting appropriate words to teach, 3) Assess vocabulary growth as you go. Vocabulary instruction must connect to the texts our ELs are given to read, not from a set of activities that teach words in isolation. This session will help participants get started developing their instructional tool-kit with regard to leveraging improved academic vocabulary for closing the achievement gap.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

8:00am

PLC: It’s Who We Are and Not a Meeting (Grades 3-5)
Becoming a true PLC is a process that requires a new mindset for all stakeholders. In this session, participants will define, clarify, explore, and ignite their understandings about the Professional Learning Community at Work process. Participants will gain a powerful understanding of what it takes to move from theory to practical implementation. Outcomes Include: 1) Understanding why we do what we do, 2) Distinguishing how a PLC school differs from a traditional school, 3) Examine the three big ideas of the PLC at Work process, their connection to beliefs and practices, and what it means to commit focus on learning, to work collaboratively, 4) Examining protocols that ensure the four critical questions of a PLC and its and its processes are embedded in collaborative team processes, 5) Practice developing essential standards and student outcomes. The strategies presented can be immediately applied when participants return to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1

8:00am

Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom (Grades 3-5)
How do you create long‑term change for students with chronic behavior problems? Join Dan to learn about the downfall of behavior tracking systems and why time out, clip systems, behavior folders, and office referrals don’t work and strategies for strengthening positive behaviors in a way that helps students long after they have left the classroom setting. (Back by Popular Demand – This session was featured last year under the title, Do I Need to Move Your Clip?)

Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

8:00am

Teacher Clarity for Student Success: Essential Practices for Students and Teachers (Grades 3-5)
Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.” This breakout session gives an engaging overview of an evidence-based systematic process that begins and ends with standards. Attendees will receive a quick look at examples, planning templates, key professional learning questions, and other strategies for designing and leading highly effective instruction. Dave Nagel will introduce ways to better align lessons, objectives, and outcomes of learning seamlessly so that the classroom hours flow productively for everyone.

Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

12:45pm

Connecting with Every Family: Working Together for Student Success (Grades 3-5)
Family engagement increases student achievement, but sometimes schools and educators face the challenge of finding ways to connect with families who are not involved in the schools. In this interactive session, we will discuss principles and strategies to promote family engagement and positive relationships with parents. Participants will learn how to connect with families and create an inviting culture to build a stronger school community. We will also provide an overview of the programs and services available in our district and schools which promote parent and family engagement.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

12:45pm

Data, Data, Data: What Do We Need? What Do We Do With It? (Grades 3-5)
High functioning collaborative teams use a cycle of assessment and data collection to inform classroom practice and increase student achievement. Participants walk away with a firm understanding of:1) Identifying and analyzing multiple sources of data, 2) Purpose and frequency of data collection, 3) Collaborative team data discussions, 4) Providing effective feedback based on data, 5) Using data to inform decision making, 6) Planning interventions and enrichments based on analysis of data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

12:45pm

Differentiated Classrooms: Building Success for All (Grades 3-5)
Differentiation is as simple as: Meeting the daily needs of your students so they flourish! LeAnn will model the differentiation process and give you the best, evidenced-based strategies to help your students succeed. LeAnn simplifies differentiation by showing participants the “Check and Change” metacognition while examining evidence from every child every day to produce more equitable practices. Be prepared to leave this training with ideas, strategies, and tools that move your students forward faster!

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

12:45pm

High Impact Content Area Literacy Strategies: Selecting and Teaching Complex Texts (Grades 3-5)
Literacy is important across all disciplines. This workshop provides whole schools or districts the steps necessary to prepare students to read complex texts across disciplines and grade levels. Educators will learn how to select appropriate complex texts and craft purposeful instruction that results in all students becoming literate across grades and subjects—without losing the veracity of their disciplines. Participants will: 1) Determine the elements of a text that constitute complexity, 2) Learn how to assess the qualitative and quantitative features of texts across disciplines, 3) Discover the importance of reader and task considerations in the selection of complex texts in different content areas, 4) Explore a variety of teacher-led, peer-led, and independent tasks that focus on teaching complex text and guiding students’ learning from those texts, 5) Learn how to gradually release responsibility to students and help them become reflective independent readers of cross content material, 6) Increase student access to complex texts in every classroom through student interaction, 7) Learn specific strategies to ensure English Learners can access complex texts across content areas

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

12:45pm

I’m Bored: Engaging the Disengaged (Grades 3-5)
“Is this going to be on the test?” “Do I have to do that?” Motivation and engagement are critical factors in helping our students find success in school. In this session, learn simple ways to keep your students "actively" plugged into your teaching efforts. Plus, discover how to facilitate lessons that not only help your students pay better attention in class, but also help them better retain the content you teach.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

12:45pm

Student Clarity: Partnering with Students to Answer ... Where Am I Going? Where Am I Now? How Will I Close the Gap? (Grades 3-5)
Imagine students who describe their learning in these terms: “I know where I’m going, I have the tools I need for the journey, and I monitor my own progress.” Now imagine the extraordinary difference this type of ownership makes in their progress over the course of a school year. This session highlights how to make this scenario an everyday reality in your classroom — one that will significantly increase your students’ capacity to thrive as they take responsibility for their own learning.With its foundation in John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, and Fisher and Frey’s Surface/Deep/Transfer instructional framework, this breakout session dives into the critical component of self-assessment. Building and Developing Visible Learners reveals: 1) How to partner with students to develop ‘student clarity’ around learning, 2) How to create a classroom culture where errors are viewed as opportunities to learn, 3) The most effective types of assessment and how each can motivate students to higher levels of achievement, 4) How to introduce students to the tools they will use to support their own learning, along with the know-how they need to choose the right tool for any learning challenge, 5) The learning strategies, including cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational strategies, that fuel student progress, and how to give students opportunities to use them, and 6)Real-world examples of the strategies and tools at work. Inspiring and practical, this session gives participants an understanding for empowering students in shaping their own educational success.

Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

12:45pm

Taking Your Collaborative Team to the Next Level (Grades 3-5)
Highly effective PLC practices are built on the foundation of high-functioning collaborative teams. These teams recognize that each team member brings different perspectives to the table. This session focuses on the dynamics of collaborative teams, understanding those dynamics, and various tools available to assess stages of development. Objectives include: 1) Defining characteristics of high-performing teams, 2) Protocols to build understanding of team members, 3) Exploring tools to assess a team’s efficacy.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

8:00am

Communicate, Engage and Differentiate: Seesaw for Beginners (Grades 3-5)
Communicate, engage, and differentiate with ease! Come see how Seesaw is easy to use and can make your life easier!

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom C1

8:00am

Second Language Acquisition Academy Series: 1 - The Stages (Grades 3-5)
Educators will learn why the stages of second language acquisition are important and the instructional implications of each.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom D1

8:00am

Utilizing Accommodations in the General Education Classroom (Grades 3-5)
You have received your student’s IEPs from your special education teacher-Now what do you do? Join us and learn how to facilitate your student’s accommodations in your general education classroom

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

8:00am

Common Assessments: The Key to Uncommon Results for Student and Teacher Learning (Grades PreK-2)
The secret is out: Common formative assessments are the key to improving student learning! Formative assessments are powerful when teams of teachers create common assessments then share and discuss the results. This collaborative process leads to a dramatic increase in student learning and improved teaching practices. Participants will walk away with proven tools and information to effectively use common assessments across grade levels and departments and illustrates practical strategies for implementing and using assessments to substantially improve student and adult learning. Participants in this session: 1) Examine the benefits of using common assessment as a grade level or department, 2) Learn the process for creating useful and valid common assessments, 3) Understand the balance between formative and summative assessments, 4) Gain formative assessment tools to increase student and adult learning, 5) Discover quick and easy ways to look at data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

8:00am

DARE to Engage the Brain (Grades PreK-2)
If students aren’t engaged, they cannot learn. In this age of mouse clicks and touchscreens, the brain responds differently to stimuli. Because society is rapidly changing and many children live in impoverished environments, we must respond to the changes proactively by choosing the most powerful strategies. DARE stands for: D = Dopamine • This neurotransmitter keeps the brain alert and focused. A = Amygdala • This part of the brain is the seat of emotion. R = Reticular Activating System • This part of the brain regulates the amount and type of sensorimotor information that comes into the brain. E = Essentials of life • The amount of sleep, type of food, and exercise people get affect levels of focus and engagement. Even time of day has an effect! This highly engaging, informative workshop gives teachers research and high-impact strategies to engage their students so they can interact with their content at high levels for lasting memory. LeAnn will be modeling the whole process throughout the training.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

8:00am

Learning and Retaining Academic Vocabulary (Grades PreK-2)
If we’re to help our English Learners access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. This session will focus on high-impact strategies of the four essential components of academic language.Participants will learn how vocabulary is best taught as a tool for completing and constructing more complex messages, as well as how to: 1) Teach high-frequency academic words and discipline-specific vocabulary across content areas, 2) Utilize strategies for teaching academic vocabulary, moving students from Tier 1 to Tiers 2 and 3 words and selecting appropriate words to teach, 3) Assess vocabulary growth as you go. Vocabulary instruction must connect to the texts our ELs are given to read, not from a set of activities that teach words in isolation. This session will help participants get started developing their instructional tool-kit with regard to leveraging improved academic vocabulary for closing the achievement gap.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

8:00am

Literacy Development in the Bilingual Classroom: Using Metalinguistic & Contrastive Analysis Through Bridging to Encourage Literacy Development from L1 to L2 (Grade 2)
This course is designed to provide educators with ways to help English learners develop academic literacy in the bilingual classroom.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

8:00am

PLC: It’s Who We Are and Not a Meeting (Grades PreK-2)
Becoming a true PLC is a process that requires a new mindset for all stakeholders. In this session, participants will define, clarify, explore, and ignite their understandings about the Professional Learning Community at Work process. Participants will gain a powerful understanding of what it takes to move from theory to practical implementation. Outcomes Include: 1) Understanding why we do what we do, 2) Distinguishing how a PLC school differs from a traditional school, 3) Examine the three big ideas of the PLC at Work process, their connection to beliefs and practices, and what it means to commit focus on learning, to work collaboratively, 4) Examining protocols that ensure the four critical questions of a PLC and its and its processes are embedded in collaborative team processes, 5) Practice developing essential standards and student outcomes. The strategies presented can be immediately applied when participants return to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1

8:00am

Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom (Grades PreK-2)
How do you create long‑term change for students with chronic behavior problems? Join Dan to learn about the downfall of behavior tracking systems and why time out, clip systems, behavior folders, and office referrals don’t work and strategies for strengthening positive behaviors in a way that helps students long after they have left the classroom setting. (Back by Popular Demand – This session was featured last year under the title, Do I Need to Move Your Clip?)

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

8:00am

Teacher Clarity for Student Success: Essential Practices for Students and Teachers (Grades PreK-2)
Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.” This breakout session gives an engaging overview of an evidence-based systematic process that begins and ends with standards. Attendees will receive a quick look at examples, planning templates, key professional learning questions, and other strategies for designing and leading highly effective instruction. Dave Nagel will introduce ways to better align lessons, objectives, and outcomes of learning seamlessly so that the classroom hours flow productively for everyone.

Speakers

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

9:45am

Maximized Engagement: Seesaw in the ELAR/SS Classroom (Grades 3-5)
Get ready to fully engage your students! Using Seesaw in your ELAR or Social Studies classroom will improve formative feedback, communication with students and parents, and student work. Learn all of this and more with us!

Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom C1

9:45am

Supporting Newcomer Students in the Classroom - Building Communication (Grades 3-5)
This session is designed to provide educators with simple ways to navigate the challenges and learning opportunities unique to newcomer students in the classroom.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom D1

9:45am

Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Classroom (Grades 3-5)
A general overview and introduction to autism in the classroom. It will provide examples of supports in the general education classroom for students with autism and will also model how to provide those supports.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

12:45pm

Next Level Teaching: Seesaw Beyond Basics (Grades 3-5)
Have you used Seesaw before? Are you ready to take it to the next level? We will move beyond the basics and help you become a Seesaw guru.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom C1

12:45pm

Second Language Acquisition Academy Series: 1 - The Stages (Grades 3-5)
Educators will learn why the stages of second language acquisition are important and the instructional implications of each.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom D1

12:45pm

Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Classroom (Grades 3-5)
A general overview and introduction to autism in the classroom. It will provide examples of supports in the general education classroom for students with autism and will also model how to provide those supports.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

12:45pm

Data, Data, Data: What Do We Need? What Do We Do With It? (Grades PreK-2)
High functioning collaborative teams use a cycle of assessment and data collection to inform classroom practice and increase student achievement. Participants walk away with a firm understanding of:1) Identifying and analyzing multiple sources of data, 2) Purpose and frequency of data collection, 3) Collaborative team data discussions, 4) Providing effective feedback based on data, 5) Using data to inform decision making, 6) Planning interventions and enrichments based on analysis of data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

12:45pm

Differentiated Classrooms: Building Success for All (Grades PreK-2)
Differentiation is as simple as: Meeting the daily needs of your students so they flourish! LeAnn will model the differentiation process and give you the best, evidenced-based strategies to help your students succeed. LeAnn simplifies differentiation by showing participants the “Check and Change” metacognition while examining evidence from every child every day to produce more equitable practices. Be prepared to leave this training with ideas, strategies, and tools that move your students forward faster!

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

12:45pm

High Impact Content Area Literacy Strategies: Selecting and Teaching Complex Texts (Grades PreK-2)
Literacy is important across all disciplines. This workshop provides whole schools or districts the steps necessary to prepare students to read complex texts across disciplines and grade levels. Educators will learn how to select appropriate complex texts and craft purposeful instruction that results in all students becoming literate across grades and subjects—without losing the veracity of their disciplines. Participants will: 1) Determine the elements of a text that constitute complexity, 2) Learn how to assess the qualitative and quantitative features of texts across disciplines, 3) Discover the importance of reader and task considerations in the selection of complex texts in different content areas, 4) Explore a variety of teacher-led, peer-led, and independent tasks that focus on teaching complex text and guiding students’ learning from those texts, 5) Learn how to gradually release responsibility to students and help them become reflective independent readers of cross content material, 6) Increase student access to complex texts in every classroom through student interaction, 7) Learn specific strategies to ensure English Learners can access complex texts across content areas

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

12:45pm

I Can Make Good Choices (Grades PreK-2)
“You’re not my friend!” “That’s not fair!” “I don’t want to do that!” Each year it seems like we are dealing with more behavior problems in the primary classroom. Come to this fun session and get some quick and easy ideas for teaching behavior and social skills using visuals, literature and simple chants and activities. (Back by Popular Demand – This session was featured last year.)

Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

12:45pm

Literacy Development in the Bilingual Classroom: Using Metalinguistic & Contrastive Analysis Through Bridging to Encourage Literacy Development from L1 to L2 (Grade 2)
This course is designed to provide educators with ways to help English learners develop academic literacy in the bilingual classroom.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

12:45pm

Student Clarity: Partnering with Students to Answer ... Where Am I Going? Where Am I Now? How Will I Close the Gap? (Grades PreK-2)
Imagine students who describe their learning in these terms: “I know where I’m going, I have the tools I need for the journey, and I monitor my own progress.” Now imagine the extraordinary difference this type of ownership makes in their progress over the course of a school year. This session highlights how to make this scenario an everyday reality in your classroom — one that will significantly increase your students’ capacity to thrive as they take responsibility for their own learning.With its foundation in John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, and Fisher and Frey’s Surface/Deep/Transfer instructional framework, this breakout session dives into the critical component of self-assessment. Building and Developing Visible Learners reveals: 1) How to partner with students to develop ‘student clarity’ around learning, 2) How to create a classroom culture where errors are viewed as opportunities to learn, 3) The most effective types of assessment and how each can motivate students to higher levels of achievement, 4) How to introduce students to the tools they will use to support their own learning, along with the know-how they need to choose the right tool for any learning challenge, 5) The learning strategies, including cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational strategies, that fuel student progress, and how to give students opportunities to use them, and 6)Real-world examples of the strategies and tools at work. Inspiring and practical, this session gives participants an understanding for empowering students in shaping their own educational success.

Speakers

Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

12:45pm

Taking Your Collaborative Team to the Next Level (Grades PreK-2)
Highly effective PLC practices are built on the foundation of high-functioning collaborative teams. These teams recognize that each team member brings different perspectives to the table. This session focuses on the dynamics of collaborative teams, understanding those dynamics, and various tools available to assess stages of development. Objectives include: 1) Defining characteristics of high-performing teams, 2) Protocols to build understanding of team members, 3) Exploring tools to assess a team’s efficacy.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1

2:30pm

Maximized Engagement: Seesaw in the Math/Science Classroom (Grades 3-5)
Get ready to fully engage your students.Using Seesaw in your Math or Science classroom will improve formative assessment, communication with students and parents, and student work. Learn all of this and more with us!

Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom C1

2:30pm

Supporting Newcomer Students in the Classroom - Building Communication (Grades 3-5)
This session is designed to provide educators with simple ways to navigate the challenges and learning opportunities unique to newcomer students in the classroom.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom D1

2:30pm

Utilizing Accommodations in the General Education Classroom (Grades 3-5)
You have received your student’s IEPs from your special education teacher-Now what do you do? Join us and learn how to facilitate your student’s accommodations in your general education classroom

Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11
 
Thursday, August 8
 

8:00am

Common Assessments: The Key to Uncommon Results for Student and Teacher Learning
The secret is out: Common formative assessments are the key to improving student learning! Formative assessments are powerful when teams of teachers create common assessments then share and discuss the results. This collaborative process leads to a dramatic increase in student learning and improved teaching practices. Participants will walk away with proven tools and information to effectively use common assessments across grade levels and departments and illustrates practical strategies for implementing and using assessments to substantially improve student and adult learning. Participants in this session: 1) Examine the benefits of using common assessment as a grade level or department, 2) Learn the process for creating useful and valid common assessments, 3) Understand the balance between formative and summative assessments, 4) Gain formative assessment tools to increase student and adult learning, 5) Discover quick and easy ways to look at data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

8:00am

DARE to Engage the Brain
If students aren’t engaged, they cannot learn. In this age of mouse clicks and touchscreens, the brain responds differently to stimuli. Because society is rapidly changing and many children live in impoverished environments, we must respond to the changes proactively by choosing the most powerful strategies. DARE stands for: D = Dopamine • This neurotransmitter keeps the brain alert and focused. A = Amygdala • This part of the brain is the seat of emotion. R = Reticular Activating System • This part of the brain regulates the amount and type of sensorimotor information that comes into the brain. E = Essentials of life • The amount of sleep, type of food, and exercise people get affect levels of focus and engagement. Even time of day has an effect! This highly engaging, informative workshop gives teachers research and high-impact strategies to engage their students so they can interact with their content at high levels for lasting memory. LeAnn will be modeling the whole process throughout the training.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

8:00am

Digital Notebooking & Portfolios with OneNote
Meet OneNote: The future of interactive notebooks. Add links, manipulatives, recordings, or even assignments to your student's notebooks with the click of a button! Gone are the days of lost notebooks; students can now access their notebooks from any device at any time.

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom C2

8:00am

Learning and Retaining Academic Vocabulary
If we’re to help our English Learners access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. This session will focus on high-impact strategies of the four essential components of academic language.Participants will learn how vocabulary is best taught as a tool for completing and constructing more complex messages, as well as how to: 1) Teach high-frequency academic words and discipline-specific vocabulary across content areas, 2) Utilize strategies for teaching academic vocabulary, moving students from Tier 1 to Tiers 2 and 3 words and selecting appropriate words to teach, 3) Assess vocabulary growth as you go. Vocabulary instruction must connect to the texts our ELs are given to read, not from a set of activities that teach words in isolation. This session will help participants get started developing their instructional tool-kit with regard to leveraging improved academic vocabulary for closing the achievement gap.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

8:00am

PLC: It’s Who We Are and Not a Meeting
Becoming a true PLC is a process that requires a new mindset for all stakeholders. In this session, participants will define, clarify, explore, and ignite their understandings about the Professional Learning Community at Work process. Participants will gain a powerful understanding of what it takes to move from theory to practical implementation. Outcomes Include: 1) Understanding why we do what we do, 2) Distinguishing how a PLC school differs from a traditional school, 3) Examine the three big ideas of the PLC at Work process, their connection to beliefs and practices, and what it means to commit focus on learning, to work collaboratively, 4) Examining protocols that ensure the four critical questions of a PLC and its and its processes are embedded in collaborative team processes, 5) Practice developing essential standards and student outcomes. The strategies presented can be immediately applied when participants return to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1

8:00am

Teacher Clarity for Student Success: Essential Practices for Students and Teachers
Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.” This breakout session gives an engaging overview of an evidence-based systematic process that begins and ends with standards. Attendees will receive a quick look at examples, planning templates, key professional learning questions, and other strategies for designing and leading highly effective instruction. Dave Nagel will introduce ways to better align lessons, objectives, and outcomes of learning seamlessly so that the classroom hours flow productively for everyone.

Speakers

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

8:00am

Tell your story! Build professional portfolios in bulb.
Join us to learn how easy it is to create a professional portfolio that you and your students can use to showcase their work and passion!

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom D2

8:00am

Writing to Develop Language Across Content Areas
How does writing fit into your classroom instruction? Writing helps students make sense of learning, and provides opportunities to form connections to their own lives, and the ideas of others. In this session you will learn how to maximize the use of interactive notebooks, learning logs, quickwrites, summary strategies, and focused notes to enhance and solidify learning.

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

12:45pm

Content Specific Critical Reading
In this session, participants will learn structured ways to increase student comprehension of rigorous texts in ELA, science, math, and social science. Participants will engage in critical reading strategies through content-specific examples and determine how to incorporate key reading strategies into all core content areas.

Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

12:45pm

Data, Data, Data: What Do We Need? What Do We Do With It?
High functioning collaborative teams use a cycle of assessment and data collection to inform classroom practice and increase student achievement. Participants walk away with a firm understanding of:1) Identifying and analyzing multiple sources of data, 2) Purpose and frequency of data collection, 3) Collaborative team data discussions, 4) Providing effective feedback based on data, 5) Using data to inform decision making, 6) Planning interventions and enrichments based on analysis of data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

12:45pm

Differentiated Classrooms: Building Success for All
Differentiation is as simple as: Meeting the daily needs of your students so they flourish! LeAnn will model the differentiation process and give you the best, evidenced-based strategies to help your students succeed. LeAnn simplifies differentiation by showing participants the “Check and Change” metacognition while examining evidence from every child every day to produce more equitable practices. Be prepared to leave this training with ideas, strategies, and tools that move your students forward faster!

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

12:45pm

High Impact Content Area Literacy Strategies: Selecting and Teaching Complex Texts
Literacy is important across all disciplines. This workshop provides whole schools or districts the steps necessary to prepare students to read complex texts across disciplines and grade levels. Educators will learn how to select appropriate complex texts and craft purposeful instruction that results in all students becoming literate across grades and subjects—without losing the veracity of their disciplines. Participants will: 1) Determine the elements of a text that constitute complexity, 2) Learn how to assess the qualitative and quantitative features of texts across disciplines, 3) Discover the importance of reader and task considerations in the selection of complex texts in different content areas, 4) Explore a variety of teacher-led, peer-led, and independent tasks that focus on teaching complex text and guiding students’ learning from those texts, 5) Learn how to gradually release responsibility to students and help them become reflective independent readers of cross content material, 6) Increase student access to complex texts in every classroom through student interaction, 7) Learn specific strategies to ensure English Learners can access complex texts across content areas

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

12:45pm

Partnering with Parents in their College and Career Dreams for their Children
We educators and our parents share high aspirations for our students’ futures and want to do all we can to ensure that each of them has the best preparation for college and career success. Join us for an engaging and interactive session which will provide: 1) an overview of the amazing programs and services available to our students and families to support their college and career dreams from age 3 through high school graduation; and, 2) the opportunity to learn and collaborate on effective strategies to increase parent engagement in our shared dream of excellence for all students.

Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

12:45pm

Student Clarity: Partnering with Students to Answer ... Where Am I Going? Where Am I Now? How Will I Close the Gap?
Imagine students who describe their learning in these terms: “I know where I’m going, I have the tools I need for the journey, and I monitor my own progress.” Now imagine the extraordinary difference this type of ownership makes in their progress over the course of a school year. This session highlights how to make this scenario an everyday reality in your classroom — one that will significantly increase your students’ capacity to thrive as they take responsibility for their own learning.With its foundation in John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, and Fisher and Frey’s Surface/Deep/Transfer instructional framework, this breakout session dives into the critical component of self-assessment. Building and Developing Visible Learners reveals: 1) How to partner with students to develop ‘student clarity’ around learning, 2) How to create a classroom culture where errors are viewed as opportunities to learn, 3) The most effective types of assessment and how each can motivate students to higher levels of achievement, 4) How to introduce students to the tools they will use to support their own learning, along with the know-how they need to choose the right tool for any learning challenge, 5) The learning strategies, including cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational strategies, that fuel student progress, and how to give students opportunities to use them, and 6)Real-world examples of the strategies and tools at work. Inspiring and practical, this session gives participants an understanding for empowering students in shaping their own educational success.

Speakers

Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

12:45pm

Taking Your Collaborative Team to the Next Level
Highly effective PLC practices are built on the foundation of high-functioning collaborative teams. These teams recognize that each team member brings different perspectives to the table. This session focuses on the dynamics of collaborative teams, understanding those dynamics, and various tools available to assess stages of development. Objectives include: 1) Defining characteristics of high-performing teams, 2) Protocols to build understanding of team members, 3) Exploring tools to assess a team’s efficacy.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1

12:45pm

Tell your story! Build professional portfolios in bulb.
Join us to learn how easy it is to create a professional portfolio that you and your students can use to showcase their work and passion!

Thursday August 8, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom D2
 
Friday, August 9
 

8:00am

Common Assessments: The Key to Uncommon Results for Student and Teacher Learning
The secret is out: Common formative assessments are the key to improving student learning! Formative assessments are powerful when teams of teachers create common assessments then share and discuss the results. This collaborative process leads to a dramatic increase in student learning and improved teaching practices. Participants will walk away with proven tools and information to effectively use common assessments across grade levels and departments and illustrates practical strategies for implementing and using assessments to substantially improve student and adult learning. Participants in this session: 1) Examine the benefits of using common assessment as a grade level or department, 2) Learn the process for creating useful and valid common assessments, 3) Understand the balance between formative and summative assessments, 4) Gain formative assessment tools to increase student and adult learning, 5) Discover quick and easy ways to look at data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

8:00am

Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity Using G-Suite on iPad
21st century classrooms are not about technology; they are about learning! Use G Suite to take teaching and learning above and beyond. Move beyond the basics and embrace critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 9

8:00am

DARE to Engage the Brain
If students aren’t engaged, they cannot learn. In this age of mouse clicks and touchscreens, the brain responds differently to stimuli. Because society is rapidly changing and many children live in impoverished environments, we must respond to the changes proactively by choosing the most powerful strategies. DARE stands for: D = Dopamine • This neurotransmitter keeps the brain alert and focused. A = Amygdala • This part of the brain is the seat of emotion. R = Reticular Activating System • This part of the brain regulates the amount and type of sensorimotor information that comes into the brain. E = Essentials of life • The amount of sleep, type of food, and exercise people get affect levels of focus and engagement. Even time of day has an effect! This highly engaging, informative workshop gives teachers research and high-impact strategies to engage their students so they can interact with their content at high levels for lasting memory. LeAnn will be modeling the whole process throughout the training.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

8:00am

Learning and Retaining Academic Vocabulary
If we’re to help our English Learners access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. This session will focus on high-impact strategies of the four essential components of academic language.Participants will learn how vocabulary is best taught as a tool for completing and constructing more complex messages, as well as how to: 1) Teach high-frequency academic words and discipline-specific vocabulary across content areas, 2) Utilize strategies for teaching academic vocabulary, moving students from Tier 1 to Tiers 2 and 3 words and selecting appropriate words to teach, 3) Assess vocabulary growth as you go. Vocabulary instruction must connect to the texts our ELs are given to read, not from a set of activities that teach words in isolation. This session will help participants get started developing their instructional tool-kit with regard to leveraging improved academic vocabulary for closing the achievement gap.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

8:00am

PLC: It’s Who We Are and Not a Meeting
Becoming a true PLC is a process that requires a new mindset for all stakeholders. In this session, participants will define, clarify, explore, and ignite their understandings about the Professional Learning Community at Work process. Participants will gain a powerful understanding of what it takes to move from theory to practical implementation. Outcomes Include: 1) Understanding why we do what we do, 2) Distinguishing how a PLC school differs from a traditional school, 3) Examine the three big ideas of the PLC at Work process, their connection to beliefs and practices, and what it means to commit focus on learning, to work collaboratively, 4) Examining protocols that ensure the four critical questions of a PLC and its and its processes are embedded in collaborative team processes, 5) Practice developing essential standards and student outcomes. The strategies presented can be immediately applied when participants return to their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dave LaRose

Dave LaRose

Solution Tree
David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1

8:00am

Teacher Clarity for Student Success: Essential Practices for Students and Teachers
Teacher clarity is both a method and a mindset, and it has an impressive effect size of 0.75 (Hattie, 2009). “It’s teaching that is organized and intentional,” explain Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof. “It brings a forthrightness and fairness to the classroom because student learning is based on transparent expectations. And when we are clear, our students can better plan and predict, set goals, and acquire a stronger sense of how to judge their own progress.” This breakout session gives an engaging overview of an evidence-based systematic process that begins and ends with standards. Attendees will receive a quick look at examples, planning templates, key professional learning questions, and other strategies for designing and leading highly effective instruction. Dave Nagel will introduce ways to better align lessons, objectives, and outcomes of learning seamlessly so that the classroom hours flow productively for everyone.

Speakers

Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

8:00am

Tell your story! Build professional portfolios in bulb.
Join us to learn how easy it is to create a professional portfolio that you and your students can use to showcase their work and passion!

Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Junior Ballroom C2

8:00am

Writing to Develop Language Across Content Areas
How does writing fit into your classroom instruction? Writing helps students make sense of learning, and provides opportunities to form connections to their own lives, and the ideas of others. In this session you will learn how to maximize the use of interactive notebooks, learning logs, quickwrites, summary strategies, and focused notes to enhance and solidify learning.

Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

12:45pm

Content Specific Critical Reading
In this session, participants will learn structured ways to increase student comprehension of rigorous texts in ELA, science, math, and social science. Participants will engage in critical reading strategies through content-specific examples and determine how to incorporate key reading strategies into all core content areas.

Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 3

12:45pm

Data, Data, Data: What Do We Need? What Do We Do With It?
High functioning collaborative teams use a cycle of assessment and data collection to inform classroom practice and increase student achievement. Participants walk away with a firm understanding of:1) Identifying and analyzing multiple sources of data, 2) Purpose and frequency of data collection, 3) Collaborative team data discussions, 4) Providing effective feedback based on data, 5) Using data to inform decision making, 6) Planning interventions and enrichments based on analysis of data.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis King

Dennis King

Solution Tree
Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant with experience in alternative education in urban and suburban school districts, Dr. King has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum and instruction assistant... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 2

12:45pm

Differentiated Classrooms: Building Success for All
Differentiation is as simple as: Meeting the daily needs of your students so they flourish! LeAnn will model the differentiation process and give you the best, evidenced-based strategies to help your students succeed. LeAnn simplifies differentiation by showing participants the “Check and Change” metacognition while examining evidence from every child every day to produce more equitable practices. Be prepared to leave this training with ideas, strategies, and tools that move your students forward faster!

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Nickelsen

LeAnn Nickelsen

Educator, Author, Coach, Trainer, Maximize Learning, Inc.
As a former teacher of the year and 20+ year Jensen-certified brain research trainer, LeAnn’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 6

12:45pm

High Impact Content Area Literacy Strategies: Selecting and Teaching Complex Texts
Literacy is important across all disciplines. This workshop provides whole schools or districts the steps necessary to prepare students to read complex texts across disciplines and grade levels. Educators will learn how to select appropriate complex texts and craft purposeful instruction that results in all students becoming literate across grades and subjects—without losing the veracity of their disciplines. Participants will: 1) Determine the elements of a text that constitute complexity, 2) Learn how to assess the qualitative and quantitative features of texts across disciplines, 3) Discover the importance of reader and task considerations in the selection of complex texts in different content areas, 4) Explore a variety of teacher-led, peer-led, and independent tasks that focus on teaching complex text and guiding students’ learning from those texts, 5) Learn how to gradually release responsibility to students and help them become reflective independent readers of cross content material, 6) Increase student access to complex texts in every classroom through student interaction, 7) Learn specific strategies to ensure English Learners can access complex texts across content areas

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Amador

Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 8

12:45pm

Nearpod Novice to Nearpod Expert
Go from Nearpod Novice to expert in no time flat. Teachers will be given time to create a lesson.

Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 9

12:45pm

Partnering with Parents in their College and Career Dreams for their Children
We educators and our parents share high aspirations for our students’ futures and want to do all we can to ensure that each of them has the best preparation for college and career success. Join us for an engaging and interactive session which will provide: 1) an overview of the amazing programs and services available to our students and families to support their college and career dreams from age 3 through high school graduation; and, 2) the opportunity to learn and collaborate on effective strategies to increase parent engagement in our shared dream of excellence for all students.

Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room 11

12:45pm

Student Clarity: Partnering with Students to Answer ... Where Am I Going? Where Am I Now? How Will I Close the Gap?
Imagine students who describe their learning in these terms: “I know where I’m going, I have the tools I need for the journey, and I monitor my own progress.” Now imagine the extraordinary difference this type of ownership makes in their progress over the course of a school year. This session highlights how to make this scenario an everyday reality in your classroom — one that will significantly increase your students’ capacity to thrive as they take responsibility for their own learning.With its foundation in John Hattie’s Visible Learning research, and Fisher and Frey’s Surface/Deep/Transfer instructional framework, this breakout session dives into the critical component of self-assessment. Building and Developing Visible Learners reveals: 1) How to partner with students to develop ‘student clarity’ around learning, 2) How to create a classroom culture where errors are viewed as opportunities to learn, 3) The most effective types of assessment and how each can motivate students to higher levels of achievement, 4) How to introduce students to the tools they will use to support their own learning, along with the know-how they need to choose the right tool for any learning challenge, 5) The learning strategies, including cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational strategies, that fuel student progress, and how to give students opportunities to use them, and 6)Real-world examples of the strategies and tools at work. Inspiring and practical, this session gives participants an understanding for empowering students in shaping their own educational success.

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Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 7

12:45pm

Taking Your Collaborative Team to the Next Level
Highly effective PLC practices are built on the foundation of high-functioning collaborative teams. These teams recognize that each team member brings different perspectives to the table. This session focuses on the dynamics of collaborative teams, understanding those dynamics, and various tools available to assess stages of development. Objectives include: 1) Defining characteristics of high-performing teams, 2) Protocols to build understanding of team members, 3) Exploring tools to assess a team’s efficacy.

Speakers
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Dave LaRose

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David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.He served as principal and superintendent for South Kitsap Schools in Washington State... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
  • Room Grand Ballroom 1
 


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