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2015 LEISD Summer Learning Summit

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Monday, June 8
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

8:30am CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

8:30am CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

CPI Refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

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

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 1
  ELAR

8:30am CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

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

Education Consultant - Science, ESC Region 11




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

9:20am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

9:20am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

10:05am CDT

'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 CDT
LMS 101

10:05am CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

10:55am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

1:00pm CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

1:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 100
  SPED

1:50pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

2:35pm CDT

'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 CDT
LMS 101

2:35pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

2:35pm CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 200
  Personal Growth

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS Lab 1
  Science

8:30am CDT

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 Kristin Majority

Kristin Majority

PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Kristin Majority is a professional educator in the middle school classroom and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently serving as the chair of the TAGT Research Division.


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

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 100
  RTI, SPED

8:30am CDT

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... Read More →



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

8:30am CDT

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

6-12 Instructional Content Coach, Region 11 ESC
With more than 30 years of experience teaching secondary math and science in schools both very small and very large, I bring to the table the ability to truly use inter-disciplinary content in effective and engaging ways that are student-centered and student-tested.


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

9:20am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

10:05am CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 200
  Personal Growth

10:55am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103
  Digital Learning

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

1:00pm CDT

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 Kristin Majority

Kristin Majority

PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Kristin Majority is a professional educator in the middle school classroom and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently serving as the chair of the TAGT Research Division.


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

1:00pm CDT

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

ESL/Bil Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
5th Grade Dual Language/Hackberry Elementary


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

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 100
  RTI, SPED

1:50pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS Library
  Digital Learning, Research

2:35pm CDT

'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 CDT
LMS 103

2:35pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

2:35pm CDT

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 Kristin Majority

Kristin Majority

PhD Candidate, University of North Texas
Kristin Majority is a professional educator in the middle school classroom and PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. She is currently serving as the chair of the TAGT Research Division.


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

2:35pm CDT

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

ESL/Bil Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
5th Grade Dual Language/Hackberry Elementary


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

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 104
  Pedagogy, Pedagogy

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 3
  GT

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 107
  PBL

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 106
  Pedagogy, SPED

8:30am CDT

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
STEMscopes, STEM Consultant and Trainer



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

8:30am CDT

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... Read More →



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

9:20am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

10:55am CDT

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 CDT
LMS Library
  Digital Learning, Research

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 3
  GT

1:00pm CDT

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... Read More →



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

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 106
  Pedagogy, SPED

1:00pm CDT

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
STEMscopes, STEM Consultant and Trainer



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

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103
  Math

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS Lab 1
  Science

8:30am CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

8:30am CDT

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

Education Service Center Region 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... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

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... Read More →



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

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

10:05am CDT

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 CDT
LMS Lab 1
  Science

1:00pm CDT

'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 CDT
LMS 101

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 103
  Math

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 200
  Personal Growth

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS Lab 1
  Science

1:00pm CDT

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, Little Elm ISD


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

1:00pm CDT

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 Caroll Brant

Caroll Brant

ESC Region 11
avatar for Brenda Cupps

Brenda Cupps

Education Service Center Region 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... Read More →


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

2:35pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101

2:35pm CDT

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
KM

Kelli Mallory

K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, Little Elm ISD


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

2:35pm CDT

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
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director of Professional Learning & Advanced Academics, Little Elm ISD


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

2:35pm CDT

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
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

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



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

3:25pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 101