Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017

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Monday, October 30

10:00am CDT

Building Capacity for Strong Special Education Advocacy
Often Special Education teachers enter into the profession without possessing a strong understanding of the responsibilities that fall to them as case managers and instructional support facilitators. This session will describe a process that was used to develop professionals on the job to effectively support their students during the IEP development, ARD process, teacher collaboration, and classroom instructional strategies.

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Trish Clifford

Eastside Memorial High School/Austin ISD
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Emily Delgado

Associate Principal, Pflugerville ISD
I am currently the Associate Principal for Pflugerville High School, a large diverse suburban high school near Austin, Texas. I have a background in Special Education and school turnaround, having previously served as the Academic Director for Eastside Memorial High School in Austin... Read More →

Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Does Your School Compare to the Magic Kingdom?
How can you and your cast members enhance your school's magic? Giving attention to detail, improving customer service, hiring, and keeping cast members engaged and loyal will be highlighted. All you need are ideas, trust, and a little pixie dust!

You will learn practical Disney strategies, tips for hiring and developing school staff and ideas to use for team building with your staff.







Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Successful School Design For a CTE and/or Early College High School
District and campus administrators will learn how Pearland ISD and Robert Turner College and Career High School have fulfilled a vision of a public school-of-choice that allows students the opportunity to graduate from high school, experience a work-related internship, and earn a professional certification and/or associate degree BEFORE graduation.


Amy Bull

Robert Turner College and Career High School

Tonya Davis

Pearland ISD/Robert Turner College and Career High School

Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

3:05pm CDT

Diagnosis and Design: The Four Paths of Leadership Impact
Learn how leaders can diagnose their campuses around the variables that matter most and design impactful solutions to improve learning and achievement. Based on the work of renowned scholar Dr. Ken Leithwood, University of Toronto, this session actively engages leaders to discover the “Four Paths of Influence”, which involves precision diagnosis, impactful problem-solving, solution generation and the accurate application of resources to improve schools.


Cecilia Hawkins

Houston education Leadership Partners, LLC

Kim Huseman

Houston education Leadership Partners, LLC

Lawrence Kohn

Leadership Partners, LLC.

Monday October 30, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
Arboretum 1

3:05pm CDT

Podcasting Paradigm
Globalization is occurring as technology knocks down barriers to learning for students. As educators we must change the way we learn and lead, influencing others through our narrative. Participate in the live production of a podcast during this session and learn simple steps to connect with your learning community through podcasting.



Assistant Principal, Katy ISD
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Mark McCord

Principal, Katy ISD
Husband of Courtney, Father of Stefan, Caroline & Max | Lead Learner #SJHCats | 2016 #KatyISD Sec Prin of Year | Servant leader finding joy in other's success

Monday October 30, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
Arboretum 2

3:05pm CDT

Redesigned Faculty Meetings
Learn how to transform your faculty meetings to 30 minute sessions focusing on professional learning, relationship building and problem solving. Explore how the use of technology can redesign your time and enhance learning experiences for your staff. We will share activities, resources and topics to replicate in your own setting.

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Leah Lowry

Principal, Katy ISD

Kris Mitzner

Principal, Tays Junior High

Monday October 30, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
Arboretum 5
Tuesday, October 31

10:00am CDT

Spark Innovation and Collaboration with FREE Digital Tools to Break the 'Sit and Get' Cycle
For too long, the “sit and get” method of instruction has been the norm in too many classrooms. Now is the time to move from "sit and get” delivery to learning experiences that provide students opportunities to communicate, collaborate, and create. Attend this session and walk away with a toolkit full of easy-to-implement, cross-curricular, and FREE web-based digital tools! Start to seamlessly transform your students' learning experiences from "sit and get" to "create and innovate"!

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Dr. Katie Alaniz

Education Faculty Member/Director of Online Learning and Professional Development/Digital Learning Specialist, Houston Baptist University/River Oaks Baptist School
Katie Alaniz, Ed.D., is a faculty member and Director of Online Learning and Professional Development within the College of Education Behavioral Sciences at Houston Baptist University. As a teacher and digital learning specialist for over a decade in both public and private schools... Read More →

Dawn Wilson

Houston Baptist University

Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 1

11:10am CDT

Digging Into Digital Accommodations
Prepare to add digital accommodations to your toolbox to utilize with students with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. These digital accommodations have been tried out with students and teachers in our district and have transformed the students' learning and sharing of their knowledge that they once didn't have access to. You will walk away with the ability to add many of these resources to your personal digital device and will be able to access and share with others.

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Amy Montemayor

Amy Montemayor is the RTI Coordinator in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Amy has been in GCISD for 22 years as a classroom teacher, literacy/dyslexia interventionist, campus instructional coach (learning liaison), and literacy intervention teacher leader. She was on the initial RTI development... Read More →

Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Arboretum 1

11:10am CDT

Don't Let Communication Breakdowns Break You Down
Education is a people business. The biggest roadblock to the success of our organizations is miscommunication. This session will give you hands on practice in evaluating, prioritizing, and responding to communication from various stakeholders. Real life examples will be used to help you practice your communication skills... so your road will be clear!

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Martin Silverman

Judson ISD

Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT