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2015 LEISD Summer Learning Summit

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85 min [clear filter]
Monday, June 8
 

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, 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

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, 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

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, 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

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, 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

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, 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

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

Executive Director for Educational Services, 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

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 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
Zellars PL 2

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
 
Wednesday, June 10
 

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
 
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

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

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

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

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
KM

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
avatar for Ashley Helms

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
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

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



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