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Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017


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Sunday, October 29
 

3:30pm

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
Dogwood

3:30pm

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
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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
Arboretum 5

4:40pm

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
MS

Misty Schindler

Southlake Carroll ISD
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Rhea Voelkle

Carroll ISD


Sunday October 29, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm
Arboretum 3
 
Monday, October 30
 

10:00am

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
Arboretum 3

10:00am

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
Mesquite

10:00am

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
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Emily Bain

Director of Digital Learning & STEM CTE, Bastrop ISD
Emily Bain serves as Director of Digital Learning & STEM CTE for Bastrop ISD. Emily has thirteen years of experience in education - seven years in the classroom, and six years of campus instructional coaching and district-level leadership. Outside of work, Emily is an avid musician... Read More →
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Stanya Castillo

Digital Learning Specialist, Bastrop ISD
Stanya Castillo has worked in Instructional Technology for 14 years. Currently, she is in her 4th year at BISD as a Digital Learning Specialist. She aims to assist teachers and students incorporate technology into their learning experiences. Her trainings are developed to facilitateimplementing... Read More →



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

11:10am

Practice Like A Champion
Bastrop Middle School endeavors to embed professional development into daily practice. How? We practice teaching, study teaching, video our teaching and reflect on our teaching. This session will tell the truth about our efforts to change and innovate in the real world of public school and share our journey to integrate systems which change instructional practice. Systems for change include Instructional Rounds, Teach Like a Champion, Professional Learning Communities, and Data processing protocols.

Speakers
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Christopher Julian

Principal, Bastrop Middle School
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Denise Miles

041, Bastrop Middle School


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

3:05pm

Live Broadcasting and Journalism in Elementary on a Budget
On a budget? Or no budget at all? Learn how to start a News Team that is student run and live every morning. The news team does it all, from setting up to special reports on YouTube live. Learn about the equipment that is needed to start broadcasting live every morning in your school. Elementary Student Journalism assignments that align with TEKS.

Speakers
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Meredith McCune

Instructional Technologist, Aldine ISD


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

3:05pm

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
Arboretum 2

3:05pm

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
Arboretum 5

3:05pm

The Brain, Learning, and Action
Research suggests that 85% of children are predominately kinesthetic learners. Action Based Labs (ABLs) are based on brain research and support the link of movement and physical activity to increase academic performance. The brain, movement, and learning systems depend and act together. Establishing an action learning lab provides awesome opportunities to impact student learning and achievement. Come hear our journey to establish a campus-wide ABL and learn how you can too.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Burns

Sandra Burns

Assistant Principal, CFISD
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MICHELLE RICE

Hoover Elementary
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Scott Whitley

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD



Monday October 30, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm
Mesquite

4:15pm

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
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Henry Price

The Princeton Review
avatar for Michelle Swain

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
Arboretum 1
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

10:00am

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
Arboretum 3

10:00am

STEM It Up in Pre-K and Kinder
We are Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers in our 3rd year as a STEM Academy. Providing effective STEM activities for our youngest learners can be difficult. We will share our challenges and successes in integrating STEM into our curriculum. We will share the technology and materials we use, as well as the types of projects that have worked well. Come away with ideas you can use tomorrow.

Speakers
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Lacie Fletcher

BrazosportISD
CG

Chris Gibson

Teacher, Brazosport ISD
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Scarlett Tandy

BrazosportISD


Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Arboretum 4

11:10am

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
Arboretum 1

11:10am

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees? Growth-Oriented Teacher Supervision
In robotically trying to observe and document rubric components, principals concern themselves with compliance rather than supervising or coaching….they “can’t see the forest for the trees.”  They are so concerned with checking the boxes, filling in the forms, checking teacher goals, and linking observations to rubrics to meet administrative requirements, that they have lost sight of the purpose of effective teacher supervision….to grow teachers and improve student learning.  With mandated state requirements, districts should take the time to reevaluate purpose, effectiveness, analysis of ALL data, results, and their model in general.  Bring meaning to compliance.
The session will highlight the following:
  • Taking a step back to determine if all the “pieces” of their system add value
  • How to be compliant with state regulations, but use them to your advantage
  • Look at growth-oriented frameworks, not laundry lists of components.
  • Since student testing is still required, use it meaningfully, not for punishment
  • Getting teachers involved in their own supervision process…done “with” them not “to” them
  • Learning how technology can help principals and teacher in a reflective process
 Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the presenter during the presentation.

Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Arboretum 3