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Friday, August 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

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
 


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