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Monday, June 8
 

8:30am

Blogging: It's Not Just for Out of Work English Majors Anymore!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ideas on how to incorporate blogs into your classroom, even if you don't teach English. Ideas for Math, Science, Social Studies, and more! *This session is best suited for 4-12, however, K-3 teachers can adapt these ideas for a class blog.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 9:05am
LMS 101

8:30am

Google Forms for Tests...Say What???
Limited Capacity seats available

Ms. Weir will share how to create a Google form as a test for your students to fill out. It will automatically grade the assessment for you and you will only take the grades home with you! No more lugging 100 papers home to grade each week.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Weir

Katie Weir

Little Elm ISD



Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 9:05am
LMS 103

8:30am

Strategies for At Risk
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need hands-on, easy to implement strategies to engage and intervene for your At-Risk students? This is the session for you! Come join us for a closer look at activities and strategies that you can use immediately to make a difference for some our our highest need populations.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
Zellars B-9

8:30am

Together, We Make Music.... and History and Math and....
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever taught a unit that you knew had one foot in your content area and another foot in someone else's? Or have you ever just wanted to come up with a really great way to spice up a lesson that needs something extra? Bring a lesson you would love to co-teach with another content area. Teaching across content areas provides additional connections and relevance for students and can make learning more fun both for students and their teachers. We'll explore ways to work together both face to face and digitally.

Speakers
RC

Rachel Carothers

Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS Theater

8:30am

Grading and The IEP
Limited Capacity seats available

Cathy Sartain, consultant, will be presenting on how the IEP works within board policy for grading; this as an "awareness" training and a springboard for the next steps, which would be putting together a committee to work further in the development of our own district operating guidelines for grading, This session is really good for both special ed and general ed (particularly administrators) audiences to hear together.

Speakers


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS Collaboration A

8:30am

6-8 Math Textbook Training
Limited Capacity seats available

This session for middle school math teachers will address best practices and uses of the our mathematics textbook series. In addition we will discuss how the text materials will align with curriculum for 2015-2016. This session is required for 6-8 mathematics teachers.

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 104

8:30am

RTI Process/Procedures
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the processes, procedures and resources we use in LEISD to support student growth, provide targeted intervention, and move students towards success. Come and refresh your skills as well as learn some new methods to take back to your campus.

Speakers
EP

Elizabeth Perrin

National Educational Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Elizabeth Perrin is a veteran K-12 educator that has worked in a variety of instructional and leadership roles.  Elizabeth began her career as an elementary teacher, advanced to building administrator, and moved to professional development as well as curriculum and instruction as writer/developer.  At Renaissance Learning, Elizabeth empowers educators in analyzing and understanding the implications of instructional data and maximizing... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 3

8:30am

CPI Refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 100

8:30am

Guided Reading: Implementing Research Based Small Group Reading Instruction K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective small group reading instruction involves accelerating reading progress through close, careful observation of students' reading behaviors and utilizing prescriptive strategy based comprehension instruction. In this session we will focus on strategic reading instruction that focuses on students reading increasingly challenging texts with accuracy, deep comprehension and fluency, not simply moving students through levels.

Speakers


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 1

8:30am

Introduction to PBL
Limited Capacity seats available

This full day session will address the fundamentals of Project Based Learning including why it is effective, how to design a standards based project, and exploring the protocols all with Best Practices as a focus. Participants will gain a better understanding of the design and facilitate aspects of Project Based Learning, the student management system, and will leave with a beginning design. This is a great session for teachers new to PBL but can act as a refresher course for all K-5, 6-8, 9-12 Social Studies and Science Teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
LMS 107

8:30am

Formative Assessment (Science)
Limited Capacity seats available

Guest presenters from Region 11 will show how to utilize probes from Science Formative Assessment by Page Keeley to inform and monitor instruction and support reflective thinking. Additionally, teachers will learn how to use formative assessment probes to uncover students’ ideas and use students’ thinking to adjust their classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bowden

Cheryl Bowden

Science Consultant, ESC Region 11




Monday June 8, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 2

9:20am

Living in Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn all about different applications for augmented reality, including, how to create your own augmented reality.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Heckman

Melissa Heckman

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 9:20am - 9:55am
LMS 103

9:20am

Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles in the Classroom: How to Teach Students and Not Just Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how MI and LS impact our classroom dynamic. Learning how to teach our students and meet them where they are at. Differentiating our classroom to make sure all learners are engaged, and how we can incorporate technology into differentiation.

Speakers

Monday June 8, 2015 9:20am - 9:55am
LMS 101

10:05am

Going Further with Edmodo
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that you've gotten your feet wet with Edmodo, learn how to use this fabulous tool to go further with your students. Customize quizzes, provide instant feedback, and learn to differentiate. Learn more about Edmodo Snapshot and how you can use Edmodo's tools to target your students; needs.

Speakers
MS

Michelle Sparks

Teacher, Little Elm ISD
I teach fourth grade and love to integrate technology into my classroom. I had 1:1 netbooks in my classroom, and have been using Edmodo as my classroom learning management system for the past three years. I can't wait to find more great ideas!



Monday June 8, 2015 10:05am - 10:40am
LMS 103

10:05am

'I had no idea my kid was failing!' 'I never saw that note!' How to Reach Your Parents in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Come set up accounts and learn tools to make communication with parents quick and easy. Parents love having on-the-go access to important information. Learn how to use Class Messenger; Smore, Screencast-o-matic, Focus, Edmodo, KidBlog, Drive and your copy machine as tools to communicate with your parents and students. tinyurl.com/parentcom21

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Pruitt

Audrey Pruitt

Teacher, Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
LMS 101

10:05am

Parent Involvement and Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

Parent involvement is essential for the success of your students. In this session, we will look at strategies to help you create systems for parent communication and develop avenues for all parents to become involved in their student's success.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
Zellars B-9

10:05am

Grading and The IEP
Limited Capacity seats available

Cathy Sartain, consultant, will be presenting on how the IEP works within board policy for grading; this as an "awareness" training and a springboard for the next steps, which would be putting together a committee to work further in the development of our own district operating guidelines for grading, This session is really good for both special ed and general ed (particularly administrators) audiences to hear together.

Speakers


Monday June 8, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
LMS Collaboration A

10:55am

Finding Resources that are Copyright Friendly
Limited Capacity seats available

Confused by Fair Use and Creative Commons? Not sure what you can and can't use? Need resources for you AND your kids? Learn what you aren't allowed to use and how to find things you ARE.....photos, audio files, and video.

Speakers

Monday June 8, 2015 10:55am - 11:30am
LMS 103

11:45am

Lunch & Learn: Conference Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and see what is going on this week with our Conference Overview Lunch and Learn Catered by Big Daddy's BBQ! You may purchase your lunch ticket for $10 at the registration table until 9am, or you may bring your lunch.

Speakers


Monday June 8, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
LMS Cafeteria

1:00pm

Empowering Students in the Digitial Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

"I can't find the worksheet!" or "You NEVER gave me that." We have all heard these phrases, or similar phrases from our students. Organization is constant struggle in the classroom. This struggle has turned digital as the classroom has turned from traditional to digital. This session is meant to help teachers develop and maintain their digital classroom. I will share how I have organized my digital classroom so students have access to materials.

Speakers

Monday June 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:35pm
LMS 101

1:00pm

Sheltered Instruction Classroom Ideas
Limited Capacity seats available

SIOP is not just something that we learn or hear about once a year. These strategies are meaningful, engaging and necessary for creating a classroom environment that both builds and expands your students' language skills. Whether you need a refresher or are looking for new ways to involve all learners, this session will give you the tools you need.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Zellars B-9

1:00pm

Grading and The IEP
Limited Capacity seats available

Cathy Sartain, consultant, will be presenting on how the IEP works within board policy for grading; this as an "awareness" training and a springboard for the next steps, which would be putting together a committee to work further in the development of our own district operating guidelines for grading, This session is really good for both special ed and general ed (particularly administrators) audiences to hear together.

Speakers


Monday June 8, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS Collaboration A

1:00pm

Fostering Writing in Math (6-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Integrating writing with mathematical concepts is essential. It promotes ownership, teaches the value of multiple approaches, contributes to equity, and helps students increase understanding. In this session you will learn many different writing activities that can be used enhance learning in mathematics. This session features the incorporation of an NCTM E-Seminar and will also include ideas for getting students blogging about math to enhance writing skills.

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 104

1:00pm

RenSTAR Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

The assessment piece of Renaissance learning is just the surface of what this amazing resource can do to gauge your student's progress and push them towards success. This session will focus on the report side of RenStar and help us better understand how to link the assessment with instruction.

Speakers
EP

Elizabeth Perrin

National Educational Consultant, Renaissance Learning
Elizabeth Perrin is a veteran K-12 educator that has worked in a variety of instructional and leadership roles.  Elizabeth began her career as an elementary teacher, advanced to building administrator, and moved to professional development as well as curriculum and instruction as writer/developer.  At Renaissance Learning, Elizabeth empowers educators in analyzing and understanding the implications of instructional data and maximizing... Read More →


Monday June 8, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 3

1:00pm

CPI Refresher-K-5, 6-8, 9-12 Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

CPI is a standard-setting resource for organizations that serve society’s most vulnerable. Our proven model for staff training and personalized support empowers professionals who strive to sustain true cultures of compassion.

Speakers

Monday June 8, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 100

1:50pm

Why Active Monitoring of Digital Use is Important
Limited Capacity seats available

Playing games is not the only off task activity that some of our students are doing when they should be working. Come to this session and learn some of the other things students are doing and why we need to be watching out for them.


Monday June 8, 2015 1:50pm - 2:25pm
LMS 101

2:35pm

'I had no idea my kid was failing!' 'I never saw that note!' How to Reach Your Parents in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Come set up accounts and learn tools to make communication with parents quick and easy. Parents love having on-the-go access to important information. Learn how to use Class Messenger; Smore, Screencast-o-matic, Focus, Edmodo, KidBlog, Drive and your copy machine as tools to communicate with your parents and students. tinyurl.com/parentcom21

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Pruitt

Audrey Pruitt

Teacher, Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 101

2:35pm

Digital Formative Assessment Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a hands-on look at several formative assessment tools that you can use in your classroom. Time will be provided for you to pick your favorite and begin putting it to practice.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Monday June 8, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 103

2:35pm

Diversity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give you the tools you need to not only serve diverse populations of students, but also create a classroom culture that embraces and celebrates cultural diversity. Come learn with us as we explore proven, research-based strategies that will provide insight and ideas that will take your classroom and students to the next level.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Monday June 8, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
Zellars B-9

2:35pm

Grading and The IEP
Limited Capacity seats available

Cathy Sartain, consultant, will be presenting on how the IEP works within board policy for grading; this as an "awareness" training and a springboard for the next steps, which would be putting together a committee to work further in the development of our own district operating guidelines for grading, This session is really good for both special ed and general ed (particularly administrators) audiences to hear together.

Speakers


Monday June 8, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS Collaboration A
 
Tuesday, June 9
 

8:30am

Finding Resources that are Copyright Friendly
Limited Capacity seats available

Confused by Fair Use and Creative Commons? Not sure what you can and can't use? Need resources for you AND your kids? Learn what you aren't allowed to use and how to find things you ARE.....photos, audio files, and video.

Speakers

Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:05am
LMS 103

8:30am

Strategies for At Risk (6-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need hands-on, easy to implement strategies to engage and intervene for your At-Risk students? This is the session for you! Come join us for a closer look at activities and strategies that you can use immediately to make a difference for some our our highest need populations.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
Zellars B-9

8:30am

Personal Growth: Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a Growth Mindset? There is so much research on what you can actually acheive both personally and professionally when you operate from a growth perspective. Come and test your mindset, and learn how to use this powerful way of thinking to reach every student that walks through your door.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS 200

8:30am

Science Instructional Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Far Out Resources for Classroom Effectiveness will show how web applications can make life easier for you and more engaging for students. See how to use Google Sheets and ExitTicket to quickly analyze, sort and understand your student data. Collaborate with experts using Nepris and Hangouts, and teach with some far out web tools like 100,000 stars and Biodigital Human. There's a lot more than that so we hope you enjoy the ride to this far away land!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor




Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS Lab 1

8:30am

Guided Reading Advanced (PK-2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading involves lifting meaning from the printed page. Comprehension occurs when skilled readers interact with the text and self-question, infer, make connections, summarize, synthesize and relate.

Speakers


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 1

8:30am

Encouraging Creativity in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

When it comes to having a classroom that encourages students to unleash their creative side, crayons and glitter are not required. This session will examine common misconceptions of creativity, classroom management techniques, and ideas for getting your student's involved in the creative process.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Majority

Kris Majority

Gifted Specialist, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 2

8:30am

RTI/SPED: Speech & Language and the RtI Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the developmental stages of speech and language development and how they interplay with the TEKS. When is it appropriate to refer to special education for an evaluation and how do teachers implement intervention? Presented by Andrea Buonanno, SLP-CCC

Speakers

Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 100

8:30am

The Story: Discovering the Narrative in Social Studies TEKS (K-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Studies teachers face unique challenges in the classroom. Engaging students with content that seems irrelevant to them can be difficult but is key in their understanding of the past. This half-day session will aid Social Studies teachers in the creation of lessons with a focus on the stories of the past. We will look at the Social Studies TEKS for a unit and make connections that are engaging, relevant, timely, and above all else… fascinating. The morning session will focus on K-5 and the afternoon session will focus on 6-12, however teachers are encouraged to sign up for the full day as all the information is beneficial.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →



Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 104

8:30am

Formative Assessment (Math)
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment allows an opportunity for teachers to determine what students know so far about a concept or topic. Synonymous with “assessment for learning”, these checks occur as an incorporated and integral part of the instructional process to inform how the teacher will need to instruct next in the cycle. This session features the book Mathematics Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning. Teachers attending will get a hands on look at how to create brief tasks that help to check for student understanding and guide instructional planning. Each campus will also receive sets of the featured book so that teachers can reference it once back on campus.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Trent

Nancy Trent

Math Consultant, ESC Region 11


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
Zellars B-12

8:30am

PreAP Math Springboard Textbook (6-12) Day 1
SpringBoard Mathematics textbooks and curriculum integrate investigative, guided, and directed activities for students from middle school through high school.

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
Zellars B-10

9:20am

Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles in the Classroom: How to Teach Students and Not Just Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how MI and LS impact our classroom dynamic. Learning how to teach our students and meet them where they are at. Differentiating our classroom to make sure all learners are engaged, and how we can incorporate technology into differentiation.

Speakers

Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:20am - 9:55am
LMS 103

10:05am

Blogging: It's Not Just for Out of Work English Majors Anymore!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ideas on how to incorporate blogs into your classroom, even if you don't teach English. Ideas for Math, Science, Social Studies, and more! *This session is best suited for 4-12, however, K-3 teachers can adapt these ideas for a class blog.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:05am - 10:40am
LMS 101

10:05am

Going Further with Edmodo
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that you've gotten your feet wet with Edmodo, learn how to use this fabulous tool to go further with your students. Customize quizzes, provide instant feedback, and learn to differentiate. Learn more about Edmodo Snapshot and how you can use Edmodo's tools to target your students; needs.

Speakers
MS

Michelle Sparks

Teacher, Little Elm ISD
I teach fourth grade and love to integrate technology into my classroom. I had 1:1 netbooks in my classroom, and have been using Edmodo as my classroom learning management system for the past three years. I can't wait to find more great ideas!



Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:05am - 10:40am
LMS 103

10:05am

Parent Involvement and Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

Parent involvement is essential for the success of your students. In this session, we will look at strategies to help you create systems for parent communication and develop avenues for all parents to become involved in their student's success.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
Zellars B-9

10:05am

Personal Growth: Rewiring School Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on how we as individuals have an impact on the culture of our classrooms, our schools, our district and our communities. Come and join with us as we take a closer look at we can do to boost student acheivement while creating a positive enviroment for every teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
LMS 200

10:55am

Google Forms for Tests...Say What???
Limited Capacity seats available

Ms. Weir will share how to create a Google form as a test for your students to fill out. It will automatically grade the assessment for you and you will only take the grades home with you! No more lugging 100 papers home to grade each week.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Weir

Katie Weir

Little Elm ISD



Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:55am - 11:30am
LMS 103

11:45am

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Lowell Strike
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Strike will be spending lunch time with us today! Come and hear our new Superintendent talk about the direction and vision of LEISD. Lunch catered by Panera Bread! You may purchase your lunch ticket for $10 at the registration table until 9am, or you may bring your lunch.

Speakers
LS

Lowell Strike

Little Elm ISD



Tuesday June 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
LMS Cafeteria

1:00pm

Classroom Management Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about classroom management apps such as Class Dojo, Voice Meter, Classroom Timer, Too Noisy, Random Name Selector, and more. These fun apps will maintain your students engaged and focused!


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 1:35pm
LMS 103

1:00pm

Wikipedia: Critical Thinking and Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Wikipedia has a bad reputation in education, but it can be an incredibly powerful research tool. Learn the truth about Wikipedia, research, credibility, and critical thinking. See how Wikipedia can enhance learning in every classroom.



Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS 101

1:00pm

Texas Performance Standards Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

The TPSP's, are lessons developed by TEA for use with our Gifted and Talented learners. This session will examine how you can use these lessons with all of your students, while still meeting the needs of your G/T or high ability learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Majority

Kris Majority

Gifted Specialist, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Zellars PL 2

1:00pm

Anchor Charts For Every Classroom and Every Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Anchor Charts are essential tools for K-5 instruction. They are more than just posters, they anchor learning and serve as valuable resources for teachers and students. Come learn how you can use this instructional tool with your students in every content area.

Speakers
AB

Andrea Bustos

2nd Grade Teacher/Lakeview Elementary
avatar for Heidi Harrell

Heidi Harrell

Teacher, Little Elm ISD
Faith is facing the facts without being discouraged by them. It's not denying a diagnosis but defying a verdict.
avatar for Melissa Heckman

Melissa Heckman

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
MS

Magdalena Silva

Little Elm ISD
5th Grade Dual Language/Hackberry Elementary


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS 102
  • Grade Level K-5

1:00pm

Naviance
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will serve as an introduction or refresher as to the purpose and opportunities available through the Naviance College and Career Readiness System. Naviance is a web-based program that assists students in identifying their strengths and weaknesses, exploring various college and career options, targeting strengths, and creating a plan of action for success in the middle and high school years as the foundational piece for learning at the secondary level, and success beyond high school. Naviance is available to all administrators, counselors, teachers, and every secondary student in LEISD, grades 6-12.

Speakers
TS

Tasha Sheehan

Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 202

1:00pm

Guided Reading Advanced (3-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading involves lifting meaning from the printed page. Comprehension occurs when skilled readers interact with the text and self-question, infer, make connections, summarize, synthesize and relate.

Speakers


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 1

1:00pm

Notice and Note-Deeper Reading Comprehension 6-12
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for this fast-paced day as we look at what it means to help students, grades 6-12, become not only better readers but lifetime readers. This workshop will focus on the principles and the strategies that will help all students, even those who struggle the most with texts, read them with deeper engagement, comprehend them more fully, and assess their implications more thoughtfully and responsibly.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD
AV

Ann Van Zandt

Coordinator of Languages and Literacy


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 200

1:00pm

RTI/SPED: Speech & Language and the RtI Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the developmental stages of speech and language development and how they interplay with the TEKS. When is it appropriate to refer to special education for an evaluation and how do teachers implement intervention? Presented by Andrea Buonanno, SLP-CCC

Speakers

Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 100

1:00pm

The Story: Discovering the Narrative in Social Studies TEKS (6-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Studies teachers face unique challenges in the classroom. Engaging students with content that seems irrelevant to them can be difficult but is key in their understanding of the past. This half-day session will aid Social Studies teachers in the creation of lessons with a focus on the stories of the past. We will look at the Social Studies TEKS for a unit and make connections that are engaging, relevant, timely, and above all else… fascinating. The morning session will focus on K-5 and the afternoon session will focus on 6-12, however teachers are encouraged to sign up for the full day as all the information is beneficial.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 104

1:50pm

Big 6 Research Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Students need to learn how to research EFFECTIVELY. Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions. Students will go beyond "googling it" when they want to research a topic. Great for adults too!!

Speakers

Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:50pm - 2:25pm
LMS Library

2:35pm

'I had no idea my kid was failing!' 'I never saw that note!' How to Reach Your Parents in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Come set up accounts and learn tools to make communication with parents quick and easy. Parents love having on-the-go access to important information. Learn how to use Class Messenger; Smore, Screencast-o-matic, Focus, Edmodo, KidBlog, Drive and your copy machine as tools to communicate with your parents and students. tinyurl.com/parentcom21

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Pruitt

Audrey Pruitt

Teacher, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 103

2:35pm

Wikipedia: Critical Thinking and Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Wikipedia has a bad reputation in education, but it can be an incredibly powerful research tool. Learn the truth about Wikipedia, research, credibility, and critical thinking. See how Wikipedia can enhance learning in every classroom.



Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 101

2:35pm

Meeting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Learner
Limited Capacity seats available

Gifted students are unique in their learning and their behaviors. This session will examine the Social and Emotional needs of these students with a special focus on the Twice-Exceptional learner.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Majority

Kris Majority

Gifted Specialist, Little Elm ISD


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 2

2:35pm

Anchor Charts For Every Classroom and Every Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Anchor Charts are essential tools for K-5 instruction. They are more than just posters, they anchor learning and serve as valuable resources for teachers and students. Come learn how you can use this instructional tool with your students in every content area.

Speakers
AB

Andrea Bustos

2nd Grade Teacher/Lakeview Elementary
avatar for Heidi Harrell

Heidi Harrell

Teacher, Little Elm ISD
Faith is facing the facts without being discouraged by them. It's not denying a diagnosis but defying a verdict.
avatar for Melissa Heckman

Melissa Heckman

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
MS

Magdalena Silva

Little Elm ISD
5th Grade Dual Language/Hackberry Elementary


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 102
  • Grade Level K-5
 
Wednesday, June 10
 

8:30am

Google Forms for Tests...Say What???
Limited Capacity seats available

Ms. Weir will share how to create a Google form as a test for your students to fill out. It will automatically grade the assessment for you and you will only take the grades home with you! No more lugging 100 papers home to grade each week.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Weir

Katie Weir

Little Elm ISD



Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:05am
LMS 101

8:30am

Music Reading & Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide information on what is involved in reading and performing music. Examples will be given of what is expected of students when they are reading a music score. Also, deep breathing will be practiced and discussed, i.e. how does the thoracic diaphragm pertain to singing or playing an instrument. Participants will have the opportunity to learn chord structures, time and key signatures, and see the steps students go through as they advance in music literacy. See how the study of music relates to math and science and how this connection could be used in the classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS 104

8:30am

Small Groups for Secondary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Small groups and the teacher table are not just for the elementary classroom. Let's revisit the benefits of small-group instruction and the logistics of making it work for your students. We will design a set of stations and small-group activities that align with the TEKS and prepare students for success!

Speakers
SB

Shauna Bhattacharya

Little Elm ISD


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 102

8:30am

Year Two: Writers Workshop (3-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 3 hour workshop we will take a closer look the Units of Study and the components of the Writer's Workshop, and focus on strategies for improved classroom implementation. Teachers and administrators will learn overarching plans and precise details that can help students reach and exceed the high expectations of our TEKS. You will leave with an understanding of where we are headed with Writing Instruction, and resources to help you along the way!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD
AV

Ann Van Zandt

Coordinator of Languages and Literacy


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 2

8:30am

Differentiating with Menus
Limited Capacity seats available

Who doesn’t enjoy perusing a diverse menu at their favorite restaurant? Diners want to make sure they select just the right item to satisfy their cravings! Wouldn’t it be exciting to whet the appetite of those needing motivation and quench the thirst for knowledge in our classrooms? Using menus in the classroom is a great way to empower students to have a vested interest in their learning! We will explore a variety of menu formats, focusing on product differentiation. *Participants are encouraged to bring curriculum resources, to assist in developing specific menus to extend their classroom learning opportunities.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 3

8:30am

Math Workshop: Spaces & Places (PK-3)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands on session led by associates of Debbie Diller, author of Math Work Stations, teachers will learn to set up their classroom space efficiently and effectively in order to teach with math work stations that connect to whole group and small group instruction and tie to state standards. Included are practical suggestions for establishing, managing, and using math work stations in K-3. They will also help teachers learn how to organize math materials so they can use hands-on methods (with all those manipulatives) more effectively! An emphasis on academic vocabulary and increasing students' "math talk" is included.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 1

8:30am

PBL: Facilitate Cohort I (By Invitation/Application)
Limited Capacity seats available

During this half-day session we will focus on deeper aspects of facilitating a standards based PBL unit. Teachers with experience in design and facilitation will get to dive into the different elements of a standards based design. Participants will get to work with peers to create a standards based project they can use with their students and teachers will develop a “toolkit” to utilize during the school year to help facilitate the design of solid projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor



Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 107

8:30am

GEN/SPED: Improving Student Achievement by Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out practical strategies for improving student engagement and motivation through best practices rooted in brain-based learning, addressing students' social-emotional well being, and behavior to foster academic success. Presented by Amber Larue, PhD, LP and Jessica Uretsky

Speakers


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 106

8:30am

Empowered Science with STEMscopes (K-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

STEMscopes is used to supplement science instruction in LEISD and increase student achievement. This course will explore the 5-E, hands-on, multi-inquiry, researched-based STEMscopes lessons and how to get the most out of STEMscopes in your classroom.

Speakers
AM

Ashley Mathis

STEM consultant, Accelerate Learning
I love Pre-K! Come learn all about STEM in the Pre K classroom!



Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS Lab 1

8:30am

Things to Know & Ways to Show: A Focus on Process Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

In order to be successful in the social studies classroom, students are expected to master content TEKS by analyzing primary and secondary sources, reading closely for content and meaning, conducting research using valid sources, and interpreting maps, graphs, and charts. These skills are known as Process Skills. This half-day session will give teachers the tools they need to help students apply the content knowledge gained to various situations and scenarios, thus becoming a critical thinker and a well-rounded student. This session is open to K-5, 6-8, 9-12 Social Studies Teachers. We will focus on integrating ELAR & SS Skills, Assessing Process & Higher-order thinking, and you will leave with a lesson to develop and nurture process skills in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →



Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 103

8:30am

PreAP Math Springboard Textbook (6-12) Day 2
SpringBoard Mathematics textbooks and curriculum integrate investigative, guided, and directed activities for students from middle school through high school.

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
Zellars B-10

9:20am

Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles in the Classroom: How to Teach Students and Not Just Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how MI and LS impact our classroom dynamic. Learning how to teach our students and meet them where they are at. Differentiating our classroom to make sure all learners are engaged, and how we can incorporate technology into differentiation.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:20am - 9:55am
LMS 101

10:05am

Blogging: It's Not Just for Out of Work English Majors Anymore!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ideas on how to incorporate blogs into your classroom, even if you don't teach English. Ideas for Math, Science, Social Studies, and more! *This session is best suited for 4-12, however, K-3 teachers can adapt these ideas for a class blog.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:05am - 10:40am
LMS 101

10:55am

Big 6 Research Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Students need to learn how to research EFFECTIVELY. Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions. Students will go beyond "googling it" when they want to research a topic. Great for adults too!!

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:55am - 11:30am
LMS Library

11:45am

Lunch & Learn: Tech Team, Micro-Ed Camp
Limited Capacity seats available

Our Tech Team will be hosting a Micro-Ed Camp during our Lunch and Learn on Wednesday. This unconference format will give you a chance to share what you are learning and doing in your classroom with others from around the district. Lunch catered by PDQ Chicken! You may purchase your lunch ticket for $10 at the registration table until 9am, or you may bring your lunch.

Speakers


Wednesday June 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
LMS Cafeteria

1:00pm

Year Two: Writers Workshop (K-2)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 3 hour workshop we will take a closer look the Units of Study and the components of the Writer's Workshop, and focus on strategies for improved classroom implementation. Teachers and administrators will learn overarching plans and precise details that can help students reach and exceed the high expectations of our TEKS. You will leave with an understanding of where we are headed with Writing Instruction, and resources to help you along the way!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD
AV

Ann Van Zandt

Coordinator of Languages and Literacy


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 2

1:00pm

Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will delve into the importance of creativity in today’s classrooms, focusing on instructional strategies that build on the core areas of creative thinking and Creative Problem Solving. Participants will gain a wealth of ideas to add to their creativity repertoire and implement in their classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 3

1:00pm

Math Workshop: Spaces & Places (4-8)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands on session led by associates of Debbie Diller, author of Math Work Stations, teachers will learn to set up their classroom space efficiently and effectively in order to teach with math work stations that connect to whole group and small group instruction and tie to state standards. Included are practical suggestions for establishing, managing, and using math work stations in grade 4 through 8. They will also help teachers learn how to organize math materials so they can use hands-on methods (with all those manipulatives) more effectively! An emphasis on academic vocabulary and increasing students' "math talk" is included.

Speakers

Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 1

1:00pm

PBL: Design Cohort I (By Invitation/Application)
Limited Capacity seats available

During this half-day session we will focus on the protocols of PBL design. Teachers with experience in PBL and those ready to take their class to the next level will get to view and experience first hand the different protocols in action. We will discuss in detail the different aspects of design in each of the protocols. Participants will get to watch and take part in specific scenarios that arise in the course of a PBL unit. We will explore and share ways of handling each situation and develop a “toolkit” for teachers to utilize during the course of a PBL unit.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →



Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 107

1:00pm

GEN/SPED: Improving Student Achievement by Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Come find out practical strategies for improving student engagement and motivation through best practices rooted in brain-based learning, addressing students' social-emotional well being, and behavior to foster academic success. Presented by Amber Larue, PhD, LP and Jessica Uretsky

Speakers


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 106

1:00pm

Empowered Science with STEMscopes (K-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

STEMscopes is used to supplement science instruction in LEISD and increase student achievement. This course will explore the 5-E, hands-on, multi-inquiry, researched-based STEMscopes lessons and how to get the most out of STEMscopes in your classroom.

Speakers
AM

Ashley Mathis

STEM consultant, Accelerate Learning
I love Pre-K! Come learn all about STEM in the Pre K classroom!



Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS Lab 1
 
Thursday, June 11
 

8:30am

Digital Formative Assessment Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a hands-on look at several formative assessment tools that you can use in your classroom. Time will be provided for you to pick your favorite and begin putting it to practice.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS 101

8:30am

Using Open Numbers Lines K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Open number lines can be a valuable alternative strategy for kids on many topics in math. Come and learn from our fellow teachers who are using the open number lines about ways to make this resource a valued part of your instruction. We will move through stations so you can see several ideas and plan for how to organize your materials to make best use of them in your room. Don't miss out on this hands on session!

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS 103

8:30am

Science Make & Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to engage your students? This make-and-take is perfect for you! You'll walk away with different tools for grouping, questioning, and engaging your students in content.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 9:55am
LMS Lab 1

8:30am

ELAR Spaces & Places (PK-3) (Literacy Work Stations)
Limited Capacity seats available

Literacy work stations and how to make them purposeful and connected to instruction and state standards. This session will answer the question, “What does the rest of my class do while I’m working with a small reading group?” Includes practical suggestions for establishing, managing, and using literacy work stations in K-2.

Speakers

Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars PL 1

8:30am

Bilingual and Dual Language Programmatic Training (AM or PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for all bilingual and dual language teachers, administrators and support staff. In this session we will review the programmatic changes and provide you with the tools you need to be successful as we move in the next iteration of success for this unique and prestigious program.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Zellars B-9

8:30am

PE/Health: Action Based Learning
Students engaged in Action Based Learning™ improve memory retention, reinforce academic concepts, balance brain chemicals while experiencing whole-brain, whole-body learning. Educational research suggests that about 85% of school age students are predominantly kinesthetic learners. Come learn and move with us in this 3 hour session.

Speakers
SG

Sheila Gardener

Director of Coordinated School Health, Frisco ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS Library

8:30am

Got PLAAFP?
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will explore and create processes for data collection to craft present levels of academic achievement and functional performance in order to write meaningful IEP goals and objectives. Session presented by Lynn Sullivan and Brenda Cupps from Region 11 ESC.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor
avatar for Brenda Cupps

Brenda Cupps

Special Education/Charter Schools Consultant, ESC 11
Brenda Cupps is a Special Education Charter School Consultant with the Education Service Center for  Region 11.  Brenda spent the majority of her career working in special education, as both a teacher and administrator in both the charter setting and ISD setting. Brenda now devotes her time providing support for charter school personnel with issues and training surrounding special education.


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
LMS 100

8:30am

Differentiating Instruction in the CTE and Elective classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Mahadevan from Texas A&M University, Assistant Professor and Extension Special Populations Specialist , will present this course. It is designed specifically to assist CTE and elective teachers in the creation of a learning environment that assists all students, but especially those with specific IEPs, accommodations and/or modifications, in the successful acquisition of the knowledge and skills of any given course of study. Teachers will have the opportunity to share, collaborate and work with leaders in the state in the areas of differentiation, spiraled learning and collaborative/peer teaming.

Speakers


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
LMS 202

8:30am

PreAP Math Springboard Textbook (6-12) Day 3
SpringBoard Mathematics textbooks and curriculum integrate investigative, guided, and directed activities for students from middle school through high school.

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
Zellars B-10

8:30am

PBL: Design Challenge Cohort II (By Invitation/Application)
Limited Capacity seats available

During this full-day session we will be focusing on the design aspect of Project Based Learning. Teachers new to PBL or needing a refresher will get to view and experience first hand the different elements of a standards based design. Participants will get to work with peers to create a standards based project they can use with their students and teachers will develop a “toolkit” to utilize during the school year to help facilitate the design of solid projects.

ACW - Morning
JCB - Afternoon 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm
LMS 107

10:05am

Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles in the Classroom: How to Teach Students and Not Just Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how MI and LS impact our classroom dynamic. Learning how to teach our students and meet them where they are at. Differentiating our classroom to make sure all learners are engaged, and how we can incorporate technology into differentiation.

Speakers

Thursday June 11, 2015 10:05am - 10:40am
LMS 101

10:05am

K-6 Fostering Math Talk through Classroom Discussions
In order for students to better understand mathematical concepts through problem solving and reasoning they need effective practice and time to develop a “conversation” with others about their mathematical thinking. One of the most important instructional tools we can provide for our students is the opportunity to “talk” out loud about how they solve mathematical problems. This session focuses on how to develop student skills for process thinking and mathematical communication. Teachers attending this session will receive a copy of Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn.


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
LMS 103

10:05am

Introduction to Science Cut-Ups
Limited Capacity seats available

Science Cut Ups are manipulative activities designed to help teach science concepts and/or science process skills. Learn from Mike and Tina how you can use them effectively in class. For small group, whole group, or stations, Cut Ups are versatile and rigorous manipulatives for your science class. There will be a follow up class in August if you are already familiar with cut ups and need to go deeper.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Scott

Tina Scott

Math/Science Specialist, Little Elm ISD



Thursday June 11, 2015 10:05am - 11:30am
LMS Lab 1

11:45am

Lunch & Learn: Goose Chase, Games and Gifts
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's high energy lunch will wrap our week-long Goose Chase, Kahoot Quizzes and opportunities for you to win door prizes! Lunch catered by Market Street Deli! You may purchase your lunch ticket for $10 at the registration table until 9am, or you may bring your lunch.

Speakers


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
LMS Cafeteria

1:00pm

'I had no idea my kid was failing!' 'I never saw that note!' How to Reach Your Parents in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Come set up accounts and learn tools to make communication with parents quick and easy. Parents love having on-the-go access to important information. Learn how to use Class Messenger; Smore, Screencast-o-matic, Focus, Edmodo, KidBlog, Drive and your copy machine as tools to communicate with your parents and students. tinyurl.com/parentcom21

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Pruitt

Audrey Pruitt

Teacher, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS 101

1:00pm

Building Math Vocabulary Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will feature several ways to build vocabulary and language in mathematics. Students often struggle most with using the formal language of mathematics. In addition, getting students to make connections between concepts and ideas can be greatly enhanced using just a few easy vocabulary strategies. All participants will leave with ready to use ideas for the classroom.

Speakers
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS 103

1:00pm

Using Fitnessgram Reports and Scores
Using Fitnessgram reports and scores as tools to make connections with students and families and improve the health and fitness of your students and connect with their families.

Speakers
SG

Sheila Gardener

Director of Coordinated School Health, Frisco ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS Gymnasium

1:00pm

Personal Growth: Rewiring School Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on how we as individuals have an impact on the culture of our classrooms, our schools, our district and our communities. Come and join with us as we take a closer look at we can do to boost student achievement while creating a positive environment for every teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS 200

1:00pm

Using Science Models
Limited Capacity seats available

Students should understand that certain types of questions can be answered by investigations and that methods, models, and conclusions built from these investigations change as new observations are made. Learn how models of objects and events are tools for understanding the natural world can show how systems work. See how science models have limitations and are constantly being modified to more closely reflect the natural world.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Scott

Tina Scott

Math/Science Specialist, Little Elm ISD
WS

Wende Smith

5th Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher, Little Elm ISD



Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:25pm
LMS Lab 1

1:00pm

ELAR Spaces & Places (4-8) (Literacy Work Stations)
Limited Capacity seats available

A deeper look at literacy work stations and how to make them purposeful and connected to instruction and state standards. This session will answer the question, “What does the rest of my class do while I’m working with a small reading group?” Includes practical suggestions for establishing, managing, and using literacy work stations in grades 4-8.

Speakers

Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars PL 1

1:00pm

Bilingual and Dual Language Programmatic Training (AM or PM)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for all bilingual and dual language teachers, administrators and support staff. In this session we will review the programmatic changes and provide you with the tools you need to be successful as we move in the next iteration of success for this unique and prestigious program.

Speakers
AG

Ashley Glover

Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Zellars B-9

1:00pm

Social Studies STAAR/EOC
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is open to all Social Studies teachers. Participants will examine the social studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and explore ways to improve overall social studies instruction to support student success on STAAR assessments through Vertical Alignment. The training is designed to provide strategies for classroom modifications and instruction in order to prepare students for the STAAR and EOC. Resources and activities will be provided that focus on the most missed standards.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Amanda Campbell-Wyatt

Coordinator of Social Studies, Little Elm ISD
I am the Coordinator of K-12 Social Studies and specialize in Project Based Learning and Standards Based Grading & Assessing. I graduated with my Masters in History from Texas Woman's University with an emphasis in American Ethnic History and taught there before becoming an 11th grade US History teacher at LEHS. The study of people, places, and events that have shaped our world is my passion and I am committed to creating and nurturing a... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 102

1:00pm

Got PLAAFP?
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will explore and create processes for data collection to craft present levels of academic achievement and functional performance in order to write meaningful IEP goals and objectives. Session presented by Lynn Sullivan and Brenda Cupps from Region 11 ESC.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Cupps

Brenda Cupps

Special Education/Charter Schools Consultant, ESC 11
Brenda Cupps is a Special Education Charter School Consultant with the Education Service Center for  Region 11.  Brenda spent the majority of her career working in special education, as both a teacher and administrator in both the charter setting and ISD setting. Brenda now devotes her time providing support for charter school personnel with issues and training surrounding special education.


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LMS 100

2:30pm

Management & Technology uses in Physical Education and Health
Best Strategies and Ideas will be shared to engage Physical Education and Health students K-12 and Illustrate technological applications available for use in both settings. Bring your laptop or ipad with Wifi capability.

Speakers
SG

Sheila Gardener

Director of Coordinated School Health, Frisco ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
LMS Gymnasium

2:35pm

Blogging: It's Not Just for Out of Work English Majors Anymore!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ideas on how to incorporate blogs into your classroom, even if you don't teach English. Ideas for Math, Science, Social Studies, and more! *This session is best suited for 4-12, however, K-3 teachers can adapt these ideas for a class blog.

Speakers
avatar for Misty Joaquin

Misty Joaquin

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD
I am a Digital Learning Facilitator in Little Elm ISD. Talk to me about Canvas, Differentiated Professional Learning, books (any kind), and coloring books for adults.


Thursday June 11, 2015 2:35pm - 3:10pm
LMS 101

2:35pm

Math Strategies and Practices: Lessons We Learned through the Texas Regional Math Collaborative
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be lead by district teachers who were part of the Texas Regional Math Collaborative for the 14-15 school year. During this time they will share great ideas and strategies they learned after attending over 100 hours of professional development each. Hands on materials and active engagement strategies will be included to help make your classroom a place where kids want to come and learn.

Speakers
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Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 103

2:35pm

Personal Growth: Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a Growth Mindset? There is so much research on what you can actually achieve both personally and professionally when you operate from a growth perspective. Come and test your mindset, and learn how to use this powerful way of thinking to reach every student that walks through your door.

Speakers
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Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS 200

2:35pm

C.E.R (Writing in Science)
Limited Capacity seats available

Claim-Evidence-Reasoning is a framework for writing scientific explanations. After most investigations, students are asked to write about it using this format to help them understand the reason for the result. After another year of implementation, let’s review what it is, how it's being used, and how we can move forward.

Speakers
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Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:35pm - 4:00pm
LMS Lab 1

3:25pm

Living in Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn all about different applications for augmented reality, including, how to create your own augmented reality.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Heckman

Melissa Heckman

Support Personnel, Little Elm ISD


Thursday June 11, 2015 3:25pm - 4:00pm
LMS 101