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2015 LEISD Summer Learning Summit

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Half Day PM [clear filter]
Monday, June 8
 

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
LMS 104
  Math

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
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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
 
Tuesday, June 9
 

1:00pm CDT

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
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Tasha Sheehan

Little Elm ISD


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

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 1
  ELAR

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

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

1:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
LMS 104
  Social Studies
 
Wednesday, June 10
 

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

1:00pm CDT

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
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Ann Van Zandt

Coordinator of Languages and Literacy


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

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

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.

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

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
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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

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

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Zellars PL 1
  ELAR

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
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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

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... Read More →



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