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Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017


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Sunday, October 29
 

3:30pm

Building the Urban Leadership Pipeline
Identifying, recruiting, and developing passionate campus teacher leaders is vital to the success of every school district. Building a shared vision of future campus leaders was the driving force behind the creation and implementation of the Austin ISD Urban Education Leadership Academy. Two components vital to the success of UELA are the Principal Preparation Program and the Assistant Principal Preparation Program. These two programs content is grounded in the six AISD leadership competencies.

Speakers
avatar for John Dees

John Dees

Administrative Supervisor for Leadership Development, Austin ISD
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Robert Musfeldt

Administrative Supervisor for Leadership Development, Austin ISD
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Rosa Pena

Austin ISD



Sunday October 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Redbud

3:30pm

Motivation to Innovation
How do you lead a campus to implement innovative practices while still being focused on accountability? You motivate them! Come see how a small campus has transformed from the last in the pack to the frontrunner of innovation. From developing strong campus leaders to utilizing PLC’s, innovation should be the driving force. Leaders will leave with ideas to motivate and enable their staff to be innovative leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Melania Gutierrez

Melania Gutierrez

Principal, Brazosport ISD
We opened a STEM Academy two years ago and serve a 63% low socio economic campus. I'm passionate about STEM education and serving underrepresented groups in STEM fields.



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

4:40pm

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
Arboretum 4

4:40pm

The Creative Process of Redesigning Onboarding: Building Empathy through Podcasting
This session illuminates the process of how redesigning onboarding and a podcast series came to be. We will address the craft and classroom details for creating podcasts. Additionally, we will discuss multidisciplinary design, prototyping, and scaling innovation. The presenters will discuss the technical aspect of getting the project started, the significance of dialogue, and the role risk plays in innovation, which in the end serves to onboard and retain employees.  You will not want to miss this engaging, innovative session that brings “the district” and “the classroom” together. 

Speakers
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Javier Martinez

ELA Teacher, Spring Branch ISD


Sunday October 29, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm
Dogwood
 
Monday, October 30
 

10:00am

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
avatar for Emily Delgado

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
Dogwood

10:00am

Get Yo’ APP On: APPS to Electrify Your Classroom
Come see what's possible when you put iPads in student hands! Transform & electrify your learning environment by allowing your students to tap into the world of apps for content creation, spontaneous creativity & critical thinking, depth of learning, powerful collaboration, and differentiated learning styles. Empower your students with the skills they need to become successful self-directed learners, and empower yourself to be a super 21st Century teacher! You will learn a variety of must-have apps for creating amazing content, and then join a team to participate in the Get Yo' APP On App-Smashing Challenge!

Speakers
avatar for Brandee Brandt

Brandee Brandt

ELA Teacher, Northside ISD
As an intermediate educator, I am fueled by my passion for empowering promising learners through the use of effective technology.
avatar for Sonia Obregon

Sonia Obregon

Ed Tech & Design Coordinator, San Antonio ISD
I am a learning experience designer integrating technology for more than just skill attainment, but to increase global awareness, increase motivation for self-learning, empower students to become critical thinkers, intelligent communicators and collaborators, harness their creativity... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Arboretum 5

11:10am

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
Arboretum 4

11:10am

Transforming School Culture: Using the PLC Process to Develop Campus Leaders
Organizational transformation is a team effort. This session will focus on how one district is working to equip campus administrators and teacher leaders with the tools necessary to transform teacher teams into collaborative, interdependent teams with a collective investment in the learning of all students. Join us as we explore how our district has utilized these efforts to develop the leadership skills of all stakeholders and the evidence of student achievement that supports these efforts.

Speakers
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Karen Hickman

Deputy Superintendent, Pasadena ISD
avatar for Janet Nuzzie

Janet Nuzzie

Instructional Specialist, Pasadena ISD



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

3:05pm

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
Aboretum 4

3:05pm

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
Arboretum 1

4:15pm

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
Redbud

4:15pm

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
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Dillon Finan

Eanes ISD
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Cheryl Scullin

Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD
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Valerie Taylor

Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD


Monday October 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Arboretum 2
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

10:00am

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.
avatar for Alejandra Guzman

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
Arboretum 5

10:00am

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 Katie Alaniz

Katie Alaniz

Professor/Instructional Tech., Houston Baptist University/River Oaks Baptist School
Katie Alaniz is an instructor of education courses at Houston Baptist University, where she works with undergraduate and graduate students seeking to make a positive impact in schools and society. As an instructional technologist and elementary teacher for over a decade in both public... Read More →
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Dawn Wilson

Houston Baptist University


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

11:10am

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
JV

Jennifer Valdez

Asst. Supt. of Curriculum & In, ALVIN ISD



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

11:10am

Google Forms + Super Quiz = Super Awesome
Provide instant feedback to students from assessment using Google Forms and Add-on Super Quiz. Students receive a customized auto-­generated e-mail detailing their results and differentiated assignments. Teacher receives results sorted in tabs by raw data, student right or wrong, class summary, and target tutoring list. Use assessment as Entrance/Exit Tickets, Warm-­ups, or any type of assessment to gauge students' mastery level on specific skills. Super Awesome way to use data to drive instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Miko Wagstaff

Miko Wagstaff

Digital Coach, Richardson ISD


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