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Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017


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High School (9th - 12th grade) [clear filter]
Sunday, October 29
 

3:30pm CDT

Are You Truly Moving Students to College Readiness or College Compliant?
Learn how school districts are meeting the need to raise K-12 standards to new heights with the expectation that all students will graduate ready for college and careers. In this session you will learn what strategies for teaching, learning, and assessing students towards college readiness. You will hear from Cypress Fairbanks ISD and others that understand the ACT solutions that are part of College Readiness goals.

Speakers

Sunday October 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Dogwood

3:30pm CDT

Chase the Lion
This is a wake up call to stop living and leading as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive at death. Based on Mark Batterson's Chase the Lion, we will help unleash the faith and courage to identify, chase, and catch the five hundred-pound dreams in your life. We need to dream big for our students and their future.

Speakers
RD

REBECCA DENTON

CYPRESS FALLS H S


Sunday October 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Cottonwood

3:30pm CDT

Learning Walks: A Powerful Approach to Personal PD
Do you want to learn new tools to build capacity, highlight best practices, and personalize professional development on your campus? Learning walks can do just that! In this session you will learn creative and collaborative ways to design a learning walk that will benefit your entire campus or district. Participants will discover the tools it takes to develop successful learning walks. Build your digital toolbox with ways to provide immediate feedback and drive collaborative conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Gupton

Sally Gupton

Assistant Principal, Katy ISD
avatar for Euberta Lucas

Euberta Lucas

Principal, SUE CREECH ELEMENTARY
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Victoria Nuñez

Instructional Coach, SUE CREECH ELEMENTARY
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Cathie Solomon

SUE CREECH ELEMENTARY


Sunday October 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Arboretum 5

4:40pm CDT

A Framework for Post-Secondary Readiness: More Than Just Academic Knowledge
This session provides attendees with a description of a post-secondary readiness system that includes a framework of academic and nonacademic skills needed for all students. The framework includes nonacademic factors such as college knowledge, positive mindset, self-management skills, behavior skills and discusses the importance of teachers’ instruction for students’ college readiness. Educators are reminded of the importance of assisting students to develop the mindset and behaviors that can help them be college and career ready.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Odajima

Becky Odajima

Director of Innovation & Learning, Midway ISD
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Robin Wilson

College Readiness Coordinator, Baylor University and Waco ISD



Sunday October 29, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm CDT
Arboretum 4

4:40pm CDT

Beat the Clock: Teach More in Less Time!
It is time to reclaim instruction time! Do we truly have high expectations when we allow students to act inappropriately? What message are we sending them when we “pay” students to behave? We can no longer continue going through the motions and expect positive change. We need to take a stand for what is best… high expectations for academics and discipline… it only makes sense!

Speakers
avatar for Cori Spellane

Cori Spellane

ELAR Middle School Strategist, Time To Teach
Mrs. Cori Spellane serves the students and staff of Los Fresnos CISD as the Middle School English Language Arts Strategist. Cori has over fourteen years teaching experience. Throughout her career in education, she has taught grades fourth through eighth regular and special education... Read More →



Sunday October 29, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm CDT
Arboretum 2

4:40pm CDT

Do This Not That - Co-teaching Modeling at It's Best
Co-teaching is an instructional design that brings a variety of teaching strategies and presentation styles to the classroom. The teaching concept provides the appropriate accommodations in class for students with specific needs. Our goal is to show administrators and teachers it is possible to successfully create a co-teach program that will be beneficial to the students and teachers. We plan to create an interactive setting that will allow attendees to experience how rewarding the co-teach model can be.

Speakers
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Misty Schindler

Southlake Carroll ISD
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Rhea Voelkle

Carroll ISD


Sunday October 29, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm CDT
Arboretum 3
 
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.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Clifford

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
Dogwood

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.

Speakers
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CARLA BROSNAHAN

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, CYPRESS-FAIRBANKS ISD
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TRAVIS FANNING

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, CYPRESS-FAIRBANKS ISD
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DONNA SHEPPARD

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD


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

10:00am CDT

Escape Boredom
"Escape" the normal the High School activates to reengage your class. We will help you develop Brainbreaks that both you and your students will enjoy. You will leave to tools that you can modify for your class: videos, games, escape rooms, and much more. Come, learn, laugh, and escape boredom.

Speakers
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Erin Bowman

Channelview ISD


Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 3

10:00am CDT

Humanizing Homework
Is it all right not to have all the answers as long as you are asking the right questions? In this discussion based session, we seek to challenge the status quo regarding homework, penalties, retakes, and redos by reflecting on, and questioning, our own assumptions and traditions. We seek to collaborate for clarity with other educational leaders about this shift from “doing what we’ve always done” to “doing what’s best for each child.”

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Ball

Amanda Ball

Director for Professional Learning, Little Elm ISD
avatar for Dr. Tony Tipton

Dr. Tony Tipton

Executive Director for Marketing & CTE, Little Elm ISD
My research interests include organizational culture, change process, leading leaders, educational technology, and the future of learning.


Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 2

10:00am CDT

Knowledge is POWER! Connecting Accountability, Assessment, and Data for Powerful Instruction
This session will simplify accountability, assessment, and data disaggregation. It will show administrators and teacher leaders how to merge the information and lead their staff in preparing students for success on state assessments. The session will include the new performance standards, latest A-F accountability information, and show participants new, innovative ways to use fewer pieces of data for greater impact. Turnaround tips will also be provided for participants to help lead data-driven conversations with their staff.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Clark

Sherry Clark

Accountability/Assessment Specialist, Region 16 ESC
I am passionate about education. I think the key to success at any level as an educator hinges upon personal relationships, collaboration, and commitment to the success of all. sherry.clark@esc16.net... Read More →


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

10:00am CDT

Mobile Makerspace Initiative: STEAM for All on a Relative Dime!
Building a well-equipped Makerspace takes time, space, and usually lots of money. Come see how shared central resources can support anything from a classroom to an entire district on a relative dime, and leave with practical steps to develop your own Mobile Makerspace program!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Anderson

Nathan Anderson

Digital Learning Specialist, Bastrop ISD
avatar for Emily Bain

Emily Bain

Director of Digital Learning, Bastrop ISD
avatar for Stanya Castillo

Stanya Castillo

Digital Learning Specialist, Bastrop ISD
Stanya Castillo has been in education for over 21 years.  Prior to her educational career in Instructional Technology, she was a Kindergarten-3rd grade classroom teacher, as well as a 6th grade English Language Arts and World Geography teacher.  She has worked in Instructional Technology... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 1

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.

Speakers
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Amy Bull

Robert Turner College and Career High School
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Tonya Davis

Pearland ISD/Robert Turner College and Career High School


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

11:10am CDT

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Why Teacher/Student Inquiry is Important
Inquiry-based learning involves a lot more that asking students questions. It is about activating interest and curiosity, which reaches well beyond the basic delivery of content. Inquiry is a proven way to engage students and allow them to take ownership of their own learning. This high-energy session will provide attendees with tools to help teachers become experts at inquiry along with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Glaeser

Patricia Glaeser

Federal Programs Director, Channelview ISD
Questioning is one of my favorite topics and I love to share the great things that we are doing within our school district. I am passionate about school improvement, state accountability, and college-readiness for English language learners. I am currently a doctoral candidate at Texas... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Latiolais

Pamela Latiolais

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Channelview ISD
Ask me questions!! My favorite topics are Inquiry and Growth Mindset. I've been in education 26 years and I love sharing all the great things we are doing in my school district. Between two kids, two dogs, and working on my doctorate I stay busy. My favorite hobby is travel, mainly... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Arboretum 4

11:10am CDT

Leveraging Change Management to Improve Campus Culture and Staff Morale
Implementing new initiatives has the potential to empower staff and improve morale, or demoralize staff and damage campus culture. How can an instructional leadership team leverage the implementation of new initiatives to improve campus culture and staff morale? Our instructional leadership team, composed of administrators, instructional partners, and educational technologists, will share our approach to implementing new initiatives in a way that promotes a positive campus culture and improves staff morale while improving learning experiences for students and teachers. This approach combines a practical combination of management, leadership, and interpersonal skills along with collaboration. It also relies on four main components important in change management: (1) trusting individual professionalism, (2) honoring what individuals already do and building on those strengths, (3) long-term planning rooted in the idea of patience and persistence, and (4) differentiating implementation goals and timelines to meet the unique needs of each staff member. By applying these components consistently, instructional leadership teams can simultaneously implement district and campus initiatives while improving campus culture, staff morale, and learning experiences.

Speakers
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Dillon Finan

Eanes ISD
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Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa Johnson, WHS Ed TechLisa has 16+ years of edu experience. She holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, & Tech, was featured in the publications "iPads in Education for Dummies” and “The Missing Voices in Ed Tech” and has co-authored the global hit “Hot Apps... Read More →
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Steve Ramsey

WESTLAKE H S
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Valerie Taylor

Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD


Monday October 30, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Arboretum 1

11:10am CDT

The Struggle is Real
Students really learn in the struggle, not in the answers. This session will help explain the reason behind letting students struggle and how much is too much. We will offer strategies to help create an environment that allows students to feel safe struggling, ask questions and as a teacher how far to guide them and to push them to find their own answers.

Speakers
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Erin Frye

Legacy High School
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Michelle Hurst

science teacher, Mansfield ISD
I am the secondary science coordinator in Mansfield with 18 years of the science classroom. Most years I learn as much as I teach. I recently earned my doctorate in curriculum and instruction. I have two kids, a dog and a very messy car. I spend most of my weekends on the soccer fields... Read More →
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Wendy Thacker

Kennedale High School


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Monday October 30, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Mesquite

3:05pm CDT

Collegial Discourse: Using Facilitation Protocols to Enhance Collaboration
Explore how instructional coaches play a pivotal role in collaborating with educators and providing targeted support. Learn how our conversations with educators at all levels suggest the need for differentiated, sustained professional learning to increase teacher development and impact student learning. Join us as we explore and connect coaching activities to the professional learning standards.

Speakers
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Henry Genise

The University of Texas at Austin
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Daryl Michel

Director, The University of Texas at Austin



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

3:05pm CDT

Designing Engaging Curriculum to Meet the Needs of Future-Ready Learners: A Vision-Centered Process
What an exciting opportunity! Taking our district vision and designing a curriculum to meet the challenges of teaching today's students was a process that involved over 200 teachers and administrators. Join us to hear how we carried out this audacious goal with the approach of facilitating the work alongside empowered teachers as leaders in the year-long process. This collaborative work resulted in authentic curriculum guidance documents that are user-friendly and incorporate strategies and resources that will transform instruction in our district - - all created by our awesome teachers! We will share lessons learned for every step of the process, at every level including district and campus administrators as well as classroom teachers.

Speakers
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Cheri Braden

Director of Elem. Curriculum, San Angelo Independent School District
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Shelly Huddleston

Director of Sec. Curriculum, San Angelo Independent School District
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Jana Rueter

Asst. Supt. of Curr & Instr, San Angelo ISD



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

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.

Speakers
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Cecilia Hawkins

Houston education Leadership Partners, LLC
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Kim Huseman

Houston education Leadership Partners, LLC
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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.

Speakers
avatar for CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

Assistant Principal, Katy ISD
@stixbailey
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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.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Lowry

Leah Lowry

Principal, Katy ISD
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Kris Mitzner

Principal, Tays Junior High


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

4:15pm CDT

CANCELLED - Sink or Swim: Reforming New Teacher Induction and Support in our Schools
Are you a campus or district administrator that deals with high teacher turnover? Do you notice that your new teachers are the most stressed, require the most time, and still only make small gains? During this session, you will hear how Spring ISD incorporated the strategies of the New Teacher Center into their New Teacher Induction and Mentor program to see significant gains in new teacher performance and an increase in teacher retention.

Speakers
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Matt Warford

Spring ISD


Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Arboretum 5

4:15pm CDT

From Inquiring to Inspiring
We invite you to see and hear how the "what if" question changed a 40 year-old campus to a modern innovative model in technology integration, intervention, student-centered culture, and a climate of empowerment and risk-taking. From hiring to professional development, discover methods and strategies that will positively change the culture of your campus or district.

Speakers
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Jill Hackney

Northside ISD/Clark High School


Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Cottonwood

4:15pm CDT

Girls In Technology
Because our current culture can discourage girls from becoming involved in STEM related careers, Pine Tree ISD decided to turn the tables. In this interactive session, you will use current technology to explore and learn how you too can inspire girls in your district to become involved in STEM.

Speakers
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Kelli Hendrix

Curriculum Coordinator, Pine Tree ISD
DH

Daya Hill

Pine Tree ISD
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Lisa Mullins

Curriculum Coordinator, Pine Tree ISD
avatar for Cyndi Nyvall

Cyndi Nyvall

Curriculum Coordinator, Pine Tree ISD
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Melinda Tidwell

Academic Dean, Pine Tree ISD
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Michele Walker

Federal Programs Coordinator, Pine Tree ISD
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Robin White

Curriculum Coordinator, Pine Tree ISD
I absolutely LOVE to help people integrate technology into classroom instruction. I can help you with blogs, e-portfolios, websites, iPads, engagement, lesson design, aligned and rigorous instruction, apps, all things Google, and more. SECRET: My secret passion is alignment of classroom... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Redbud

4:15pm CDT

High Yield Instructional Coaching Strategies
In this session we will discuss six coaching strategies that instructional coaches can use to build positive relationships with staff, positively impact campus culture, and support teachers of all ability levels. We will present strategies for supporting individual teachers, teacher teams (PLCs), and facilitating campus wide initiatives. Emphasis will be placed on the delicate balance between supporting administrative initiatives while advocating and supporting teachers as a peer leader.

Speakers
DF

Dillon Finan

Eanes ISD
CS

Cheryl Scullin

Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD
VT

Valerie Taylor

Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD


Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Arboretum 2

4:15pm CDT

Partnering with Princeton Review: A Tool for Making College Readiness a Reality
College readiness is at the forefront of every district’s goals as we work to ensure all students are prepared for whatever post-secondary pathway they choose. Come hear how Round Rock ISD has partnered with The Princeton Review to create an affordable and sustainable model for student success on college readiness assessments. Student data and testimonials will be included.

Speakers
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Roel Piseno

The Princeton Review
HP

Henry Price

The Princeton Review
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Michelle Swain

Director, Advanced Academic Services, Round Rock ISD
Michelle Swain currently serves as the Director of Gifted and Advanced Academic Services for Round Rock ISD. Michelle served on the TAGT Board of Directors and as 2011 President. She also served on the NAGC Board of Directors. Michelle was the recipient of the 2001 TAGT Region XIII... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Arboretum 1

4:15pm CDT

The Innovation Incubator: Hatching Ideas About Professional Development
Who are you designing professional development for?  Do you seek first to truly understand the needs of stakeholders?  In 2016, North East ISD challenged our district instructional leaders to utilize the components of Human-Centered Design Theory to generate innovative ideas to improve our practices.  Through this process, ideas were incubated and hatched.  This session provides participants with an overview of how we used Human-Centered Design Thinking to re-examine and redesign professional development in our district.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Gregory

Cindy Gregory

Director of Professional Development, North East ISD
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Kristen Williams

Director for Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, North East ISD
Currently in my 26th year in education, I am passionate about students with diverse learning needs, especially those with IEPs. I am always looking for ways to improve student achievement and outcomes for these students. I believe that high quality professional development is essential... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Dogwood
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

10:00am CDT

Holding Students Accountable For Their Own Learning
This session will focus on analyzing student data and how to re-teach based on student TEK hotspots. Educators will learn how to hold students accountable for their own learning by creating reflections after major assessments and remediation station activities. Students can track their own progress through checkpoints. Teachers will learn how instruction can be driven by student data, and reflect on positive progress to ensure their classroom is more student-centered.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Gonzalez

Jane Gonzalez

ELA Strategist, Los Fresnos CISD
Seeking changes in the tools of education to make student dreams come true.
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Alejandra Guzman

Secondary Science Strategist, Los Fresnos CISD
Passionate about technology and science. Educator by day and visionary ninja by night!
avatar for Cori Spellane

Cori Spellane

ELAR Middle School Strategist, Time To Teach
Mrs. Cori Spellane serves the students and staff of Los Fresnos CISD as the Middle School English Language Arts Strategist. Cori has over fourteen years teaching experience. Throughout her career in education, she has taught grades fourth through eighth regular and special education... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 5

10:00am CDT

Inclusion For All Through Technology
Through the increased use of technology in the general education classroom, student with disabilities are able to further their understanding of difficult concepts and participate more readily alongside their peers. We'll look at a varity of ways educators can utilize technology to support their students with disabilities in the general education setting.

Speakers
avatar for Cortni Czechowski

Cortni Czechowski

Special Education Instructor, Richardson West Junior High
I am a special education resource and inclusion teacher at a middle school campus specializing in technology innovation and integration at a one-to-one level. I support all general ed. content areas in various capacities for students ranging in academic and social ability levels... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 3

10:00am CDT

Personalized Public Education: No Boundaries for Learning in Birdville ISD
Birdville ISD’s vision for innovative and responsive learning environments inspired their journey to become a District of Innovation. Through that process was born a plan to personalize and publicize learning through: expanded and refocused GT and online learning programs, schools with specializations such as STEM, leadership and fine arts, and an emphasis on sharing the stories of our schools – places that prepare students for their futures and not just for passing tests – with the community.

Speakers
avatar for Crysten Caviness

Crysten Caviness

Coordinator of PL and CM, Birdville ISD
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Dr. Elizabeth Clark

Associate Superintendent, Birdville ISD
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Debbie Kneggs

Birdville ISD
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Jaimie Smith

Director of Teaching and Learn, Birdville ISD



Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Arboretum 2

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"!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Katie Alaniz

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 →
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Dawn Wilson

Houston Baptist University


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

10:00am CDT

The Enrollment Capacity of Secondary Schools - A Function of How We Use Spaces, not the Numbers of Rooms/Seats
School districts evolve constantly re: the numbers and locations of students, the instructional methods and programs they are to provide, and the budgets within which they must operate—and these impact, and are impacted by the nature and capacity of existing and future school facilities. The presentation will explore capacity analyses of existing facilities, and the projection in long range plans/bond programs of facility needs and costs to serve future enrollments and programs.

Speakers
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Christopher Juntti

Spring Branch ISD
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Frank Kelly

Architect, Planner, Stantec


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

11:10am CDT

Building Blocks of a High-Performing Team
Ever feel like planning sessions or PLC’s are a waste of time? We all have heard over and over how effective team collaboration will dramatically increase the level of student achievement. In this session, you will hear about the arduous journey of a team moving from often dysfunctional to highly innovative collaborators where student growth greatly improved. Come learn the essentials for building your own High-Performing Team, and take away strategies to transform your planning sessions and PLC’s!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Holland

Tiffany Holland

1st Grade Teacher, Northwest ISD - Cox Elementary
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Julieanne Orr

Northwest ISD - Cox Elementary


Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Arboretum 2

11:10am CDT

Coaching for Instructional Success... A District's Intensive Coaching Model
How does a fast-growing district use their available resources to support teachers at all levels? Alvin ISD is implementing an instructional coaching model that empowers campus instructional coaches to become instructional leaders. Curriculum directors will explain the planning and designing of this coaching model including logistics, implementation timelines, costs, and long-range plans. Participants will gain insight into the planning required for a major district initiative for anyone wanting to begin a coaching model of support.

Speakers
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Shandar Hobbs

Director of Curriculum, Alvin ISD
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Charlotte Liptack

Alvini ISD, Alvin ISD
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Diane Peltier

Director of Curriculum, Alvin ISD
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Erica Price

Alvin ISD
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Jennifer Valdez

Asst. Supt. of Curriculum & In, ALVIN ISD



Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
Arboretum 5

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.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Montemayor

Amy Montemayor

RtI Coordinator, GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE ISD,ADMINISTRATION
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!

Speakers
avatar for Martin Silverman

Martin Silverman

Judson ISD


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