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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
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

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

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

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
 
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

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

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

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 →


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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