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2015 LEISD Summer Learning Summit

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Monday, June 8
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 104
  Math

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
 
Tuesday, June 9
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 1
  ELAR

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
 
Wednesday, June 10
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
LMS 102
  ELAR

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 2
  ELAR

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

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 CDT
Zellars PL 1
  Math

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

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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

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
 
Thursday, June 11
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 1
  ELAR

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

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