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Tuesday, June 18
 

8:30am

Accommodations for Newcomer ELs (Grades 5-12)
Teachers will learn about strategies that are most effective for students who are on beginning to intermediate level of English- how to accommodate for newcomer EL students. 

Speakers
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Amy Ferguson

Director of Dual Language/ESL Programs, White Settlement ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B115

8:30am

Google Integration and Google Hacks
We all know Google does a little bit of everything right? And, we use Google as a district pretty heavily. Check out this training to get an idea of what some of those are -- especially in education. We promise, these "hacks" WILL make your life a little bit easier.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Brewer

Lacey Brewer

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B119

8:30am

SMART Online
SMART Learning Suite Online lets teachers open SMART Notebook lessons anywhere, and share them to any student device. With lessons on any device, students can complete interactive assignments – and learn at their own pace.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Arreguin

Sarah Arreguin

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B118

8:30am

Taking the Learning off the Map- Thinking Maps
Learn how to use cognitive vocabulary and academic discussion to help students think and write critically. Creating a Thinking Map is just the beginning, what students do with the information afterwards is what matters most!

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Morrill

Shelly Morrill

Instructional Coach, WSISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B122

8:30am

Canvas: Instructional Design, (Grades 3-6)
Come learn how to design your Canvas course with students in mind. Design elements and all work can be transferred to your new courses next year!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Machajewski

Erin Machajewski

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
BHS Room B117

10:00am

Building Academic Language
Participants will learn ways to have a language rich, interactive classroom to develop academic language for all students, especially focused on long-term ELs - listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Speakers
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Amy Ferguson

Director of Dual Language/ESL Programs, White Settlement ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B115

10:00am

Implementing One-Pagers in the Secondary Classroom
Come learn a new tool for your toolbox! One-Pagers are a summary activity that can help you students demonstrate mastery of your content. They will write, draw and show creativity for any unit.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Martin

Jaime Martin

Chemistry Teacher, Brewer High



Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B116

10:00am

Active Math Word Walls
We will explore how to engage your students in active math word walls investigations. We will create a make and take based on your grade level standards.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Vinson

Lindsey Vinson

Fourth Grade Teacher, Blue Haze Elementary


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B114

10:00am

Digital PBL
Unleash contagious, creative energy in your classroom and your district! Develop students’ 21st century learning skills with digital PBL. Geared to support collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and more, those attending will leave with the tools to implement PBL with a digital flare.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Nored

Carla Nored

Instructional Technology Coordinator


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room M110

10:00am

Engaging your students w/genially (tech)
Learn how to use this amazing tool for creating interactive content that makes your audience fall in love. Communicate, educate, and attract by bringing your content to life.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Doll

Amanda Doll

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B118

10:00am

Flipgrid
Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion. Come to find out how to use Flipgrid in a variety of ways to engage your students.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Arreguin

Sarah Arreguin

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B119

1:00pm

Implementing One-Pagers in the Secondary Classroom
Come learn a new tool for your toolbox! One-Pagers are a summary activity that can help you students demonstrate mastery of your content. They will write, draw and show creativity for any unit.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Martin

Jaime Martin

Chemistry Teacher, Brewer High


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B116

1:00pm

Canvas: Instructional Design, Grades 7-12
Learn to create your Canvas course with students in mind. All course designs and work can be transferred to your new Canvas courses next year.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Brewer

Lacey Brewer

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B117

1:00pm

SeeSaw & Google Forms
What role does technology play in your classroom and how can you use it to become digitally organized? With technology rapidly changing and the digital age coming at full force, teachers will leave with a variety of customized Google Forms and Google Form templates for checking for understanding, exit tickets, formative assessments, progress monitoring, behavior documentation, classroom observations, and classroom specific data organization. Teachers will also leave with a variety of tips and tricks on how to integrate SeeSaw in their reading and math workshops, as well as create their own activity within the SeeSaw program.

Speakers
avatar for Brittani Thomas

Brittani Thomas

3rd Grade Teacher, White Settlement ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B113

1:00pm

Playposit (Elementary Focused)
PlayPosit is a web based interactive video and assessment tool that allows teachers to add interactive elements such as questions and pauses, to streaming video content from YouTube. This integrates within Canvas so teachers can have student assignments graded and pushed to Skyward.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Arreguin

Sarah Arreguin

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B119

1:00pm

CPI Refresher (Must Hold Certification)
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Prevention restraint training

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B120

1:00pm

Reading and Writing: Differentiation for all Learners
This course takes a look at differentiation for all learners. Teachers will learn strategies on how to meet the needs of your struggling students, on level students and enrichment/extension students. They will experience what differentiation looks like, sounds like, and how easily you can incorporate differentiation into your everyday lessons. Teachers will also be exposed to techniques that scaffold their questions to enhance their teaching practices.

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Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B121

1:00pm

SMART Notebook & SMART Board Basics
Take your teaching and learning to the next level in the classroom with SMART Notebook. Learn how to create engaging lessons in SMART notebook.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Nored

Carla Nored

Instructional Technology Coordinator
avatar for Amanda Doll

Amanda Doll

Instructional Technology Specialist


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B118

1:00pm

PreK CIRCLE Classroom Environment Checklist Part 1
The Classroom Environment Checklist (CEC) focuses on the presence and quality level of instructional planning tools (e.g. lesson plans, progress monitoring tools), meaningful literacy and print centers and materials (e.g. letter wall, availability of books), and the overall design and management of the classroom and individual centers for the Prekindergarten and PPCD classroom. This session is designed to showcase elements for setting up an engaging, high quality classroom environment and a way of evaluating those elements.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
PLC building

2:30pm

Accommodations in the Classroom
Are you ready to make our 2nd year of Push In the best year yet? Come learn strategies to help your Push In students be successful no matter what content you teach!


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room M110

2:30pm

Deck Toys: Formative Assessment Treasure Hunts
Deck.toys is the latest formative assessment tool that engages students through interactive grid boards. Think "treasure maps" for the classroom that are easy to create and easily accessible to your 1:1 device students. Please bring your laptop with you.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B113

2:30pm

Learning Math Concepts through Thinking Maps
This session provides strategies specific to core content to enhance student understanding. Learn new ideas for differentiated Frame of Reference and thinking in the content area , as well as how Thinking Maps can be used to encourage academic discussion to justify methods and solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Morrill

Shelly Morrill

Instructional Coach, WSISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B122

2:30pm

Attacking Words One Syllable at a Time
Our district scope and sequence documents for Word Study are organized in a way that build a student's proficiency with decoding and encoding through syllables. In this course, we will explore the various syllable types and the rules and patterns associated with each so we can provide explicit instruction to our students in word study.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B111
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

8:30am

Google Integration and Google Hacks
We all know Google does a little bit of everything right? And, we use Google as a district pretty heavily. Check out this training to get an idea of what some of those are -- especially in education. We promise, these "hacks" WILL make your life a little bit easier.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Machajewski

Erin Machajewski

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B117

8:30am

8:30am

Ready or Not, It's Time to Let Go: How to Develop Oracy in Your Classroom
Description: Oral language proficiency or "academic discussion" is coming to the forefront with the implementation of new ELAR TEKS in the 2019-20 school year. There are now specific standards from K-6 that focus on the development of oral language. Think about your students. Are your students giving you one worded answers? Are they nodding their head instead of verbalizing a thought? Are they COMPLETELY IGNORING YOU ALTOGETHER?!?!...I can help. This training will provide you with valuable resources, visuals, actual samples of students engaging in academic discussion, as well as a deeper look what "oracy" or oral language actually is.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Olivares

Vanessa Olivares

Classroom Teacher, Liberty


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B111

8:30am

SMART Online
SMART Learning Suite Online lets teachers open SMART Notebook lessons anywhere, and share them to any student device. With lessons on any device, students can complete interactive assignments – and learn at their own pace.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Nored

Carla Nored

Instructional Technology Coordinator


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
BHS Room B118

8:30am

Number Sense Grades 1-4
We will investigate the an understanding of what number sense is, why is it important, and what strategies you can use to help promote your students' number sense. We will explore ways to incorporate number talks and focus on number sense in your math classrooms.

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Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
BHS Room B114

10:00am

Accommodations in the Classroom
Are you ready to make our 2nd year of Push In the best year yet? Come learn strategies to help your Push In students be successful no matter what content you teach.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B113

10:00am

Canvas Basics
Set-up your homepage, learn how to organize your materials using Modules, utilize your calendar & announcements, and use SpeedGrader and Grades to pass-back to Skyward.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Brewer

Lacey Brewer

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room M110

10:00am

Differentiation Through Depth and Complexity Icons
Depth and Complexity Icons provide an effective way to easily differentiate learning for your students. This session will provide an overview of the icons and how to use them.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Morrill

Shelly Morrill

Instructional Coach, WSISD


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B121

10:00am

Getting Started with Seesaw
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval. Students are NOT required to have username and passwords! You will Love this!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Arreguin

Sarah Arreguin

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B117

10:00am

SMART Online
SMART Learning Suite Online lets teachers open SMART Notebook lessons anywhere, and share them to any student device. With lessons on any device, students can complete interactive assignments – and learn at their own pace.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Nored

Carla Nored

Instructional Technology Coordinator


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B118

10:00am

Student Data Reflection Notebooks
Data Notebooks; Student portfolios, reflections and goal-setting.

Speakers
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Jamey Souza

ELA Teacher, Tannahill


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B111

10:00am

If You're Appy and You Know it Pre-K-2
In this session, you will learn various ways to incorporate technology into all content areas. You will have the opportunity to use digital tools for student engagement. Some of the tools include Seesaw, Chatterpix, Kahoot, Gsuite, Quizzes and so much more! This will be a hands-on, interactive session. You will leave with tons of free resources. You will need your iPad for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Doll

Amanda Doll

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
BHS Room B119

1:00pm

Critical Thinking Through Writing...in the Cloud
Learn best practices and tools to facilitate digital writing. Utilize Google Docs to facilitate the writing process, with special attention to feedback practices, and focus on how to best leverage Canvas to conduct critical thinking through writing. Geared towards grades (4-12) teachers, this session will include some Google Drive basics. Preferred device: laptop

Speakers
avatar for Erin Machajewski

Erin Machajewski

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B119

1:00pm

Canvas: Mastery Pathways
The Canvas MasteryPaths feature allows instructors to customize learning experiences to students based on student performance. MasteryPaths is based on differentiated assignments, an existing Canvas feature. Instructors and course designers can identify activities for each student’s learning path and differentiate assignments for required learning, optional learning, or choosing their own content and assignments within a specific path. All assignments and pages should be created before publishing course content to students.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Brewer

Lacey Brewer

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B118

1:00pm

The Effects of Poverty on Gifted Students
Living with limited resources can affect students in surprising ways. Let's explore how the traditional characteristics of gifted students can look very different for students living in poverty. This session counts as 1.5 hours in the domain of Nature and Needs for GT students.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Morrill

Shelly Morrill

Instructional Coach, WSISD


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B122

1:00pm

G Suite Pre-K-3rd
Use Google templates to incorporate digital journaling and activities into your K-3 classroom with ease. Engage students and prepare them for other digitally focused lessons while maintaining focus on the content.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Doll

Amanda Doll

Instructional Technology Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B117

1:00pm

Increasing the Power of Guided Reading through Word Study
Good readers have a strong foundation in the understanding of decoding and encoding words. Come see how, despite being a very short piece of your Guided Reading, word study can be a powerful tool in helping your students build their strength as readers. By providing targeted instruction and practice at each child's level, we are ensuring our students the tools and skills they need to grow.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BHS Room B111

1:00pm

Co-Teach for the SPED and General Education Teachers
We will explore the co-teaching model for our Special Education students. It is recommended you attend with your co-teach partner. (SPED and GenEd)

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pogue

Michael Pogue

Director of Special Programs, White Settlement ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B121

2:30pm

Problem Solving and Quad D
Join us as we utilize the Backward Design process to plan lessons that build to Quadrant D products/tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Intfen

Crystal Intfen

K-12 Math Curriculum Specialist


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B114

2:30pm

Characteristics of Gifted Learners
Come learn characteristics that help define a gifted learner and how these unique attributes contribute to classroom and academic behavior.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B115

2:30pm

Increasing the Power of Guided Reading through Guided Writing
When developing good readers, it is important we are also focusing on developing good writers. Because reading and writing are so interdependent, we must ensure we are providing instruction and practice at each child's level with writing as well as reading. Come see how, despite being a very short piece of your Guided Reading, guided writing can be a powerful tool in helping your students build their strength as readers. By providing targeted instruction and practice at each child's level, we are ensuring our students the tools and skills they need to grow.

Speakers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
BHS Room B111