Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017

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Sunday, October 29


It’s All about TRUST
In this voices-on/minds-on workshop based on the book TRUST MATTERS participants will:
  • Examine ways to cultivate trust
  • Discuss techniques that maintain trust
  • Brainstorm ways to include families in the school's trust
Learn how much trust matters in school relationships—administrator/teacher; teacher/student; and school/ family. A brief demo of how technology can be used to enhance trust will be included.
Lucky attendees will win copies of the book and other door prizes.
Sandra Moore - Richardson ISD, Executive Director of Recruiting, Mentoring, Development & Retention
Seldon Short – Performance Matters, Senior Sales Associate, Dallas, TX
Kat Satterley – Sales Consultant, Performance Matters, Austin, TX


Sandra Moore

Richardson ISD, Executive Director of Recruiting, Mentoring, Development & Retention

Kat Satterley

Sales Consultant, Performance Matters, Austin, TX

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


Using Data for Strategic Decision Making
Districts are responsible for identifying gaps in student-level performance and developing interventions to close these gaps. Hear our case studies of how school leaders use assessment data to quickly identify areas for improvement. Learn how superintendents and academic administrators are benchmarking building-level, grade-level and cohort STAAR performance through time against like-kind peers as it relates to subjects and reporting categories. And, if your district utilizes NWEA, explore unique visualizations that will enable you to analyze proficiency and growth over time by teacher, building and grade.
Amanda Salinas, Director of Research & Program Evaluation at Klein ISD, will join as a co-presenter and discuss the relevant data sets that districts are using to drive their district success models. We will also explore strategic data sets that may be of use to board members, and how this differs from the more operational data used by superintendent and administrator teams.


Amanda Salinas

Director of Research & Program Evaluation at Klein ISD

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


Get Ready to Engage with the Discovery Education Techbook
Students today engage with content differently than students of previous generations. The future of instructional materials has arrived in the form of the Discovery Education Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks. Come see how districts across Texas are embracing this reality and why they are selecting the Discovery Education Techbook over traditional textbooks—and not looking back! Participants will take a close look at the instructional benefits and examples of current successes in Techbook classrooms.

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Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He served as administrator of the North Carolina... Read More →

Monday October 30, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Tuesday, October 31


Where Learning Never Stops: Applying Neuroscience Research in the Personalizing / Blended Classroom Environment
As technology continues to permeate classrooms, personalized and blended learning havegained traction among educators and policy makers. Many believe that the power of technology and personalized learning will finally allow teachers to individualize instruction for our increasingly diverse students. However, while technology and classroom innovation are certainly important, a deep understanding of exciting developments in the field of neuroscience and how students learn is essential.In this session, you will learn how applying the findings of neuroscience, integrating carefully curated instructional technology, and supporting expert teaching will lead to student-centric classrooms “where learning never stops.”


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