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Tuesday, August 6
 

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, August 7
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Thursday, August 8
 

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, August 9
 

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

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

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

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
 


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