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Monday, June 11
 

6:45am

Shuttle Service
Please use the bus shuttle service between the Omni Mandalay Hotel and the Convention Center.

Monday June 11, 2018 6:45am - 9:00am
Irving Convention Center - Main Entrance

7:30am

Registration and Exhibits Open
Registration will be open.  Come pick up your name badges, programs and visit the exhibits.  See the newest offerings for the education community.  Tables will be in the hallway, just outside our Innovative Highlights sessions.

Monday June 11, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm
Level 3 Business Office

8:30am

How We Shift Our Teaching When We Have Tech (Teach Like Google and YouTube)
How We Shift Our Teaching When We Have Tech (Teach Like Google and YouTube)

It’s a new day and age in our schools. Gone are the days of card catalogs and relying on an encyclopedia as the best source of information. Let’s teach in a way that takes advantage of the many resources at our students’ fingertips! How can we create a learning environment that not only acknowledges all the amazing tech around us, but embraces it and uses it to its fullest potential? How can we encourage our students to be better and more excited learners with the use of tech? Google and YouTube exist: let’s capitalize on that to make our classes awesome!

Presenters
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler holds a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology and is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified educator. She is co-author of the books 50 Things You Can Do with... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

10:00am

Coffee Break
Help yourself to complimentary and pastries in the pre-function area near the exhibitors.

Monday June 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Level 3 Pre-function

10:15am

#ObserveMe: Personalize Professional Learning Through Observation
See how one high school infused their learning walk protocol with Twitter to foster constructive and collaborative observations with colleagues. Participants will walk away with tools to implement this personalized professional learning on their campus and a deep understanding of the power of feedback.

Presenters
avatar for Jack Leonard

Jack Leonard

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH AUG, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
C1

10:15am

Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness Effortlessly with IO Talent
Administrators and teachers spend so much time on evaluations and sorting through data. Learn how the right tools can benefit both and save valuable time in the process. Check out this presentation to see:
 
§  Fully customizable T-TESS and T-PESS templates based on TEA guidelines
 
§  Portfolio for teacher evidence – anecdotals, photos, work samples
 
§  Visualized data on a one-of-a-kind Virtual Data Wall
 
§  In-depth teacher profiles including credentials
 
§  Customizable student growth measures
 
§  District Administrator, principal, and teacher dashboards
 
§  A platform where you can recognize great educators and identify areas for growth
 
Districts and schools need the right tools to evaluate and support the professional growth of their educators in compliance with Texas State requirements and T-TESS. IO Education has already partnered with Texas ASCD to design templates for the T-Tess domains and rubrics to score them.
Our app for the iPad makes it so simple and fast. Bring your iPad to see how the educator effectiveness solution by IO Education works on-the-fly to save you hours of time!

Presenters
JC

Jerel Cantrell

IO Education
avatar for Doug Mesecar

Doug Mesecar

IO Education
VP

Varina Presswood

IO Education


Monday June 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
B2

10:15am

Live Online Instruction: A new way to classroom for low income students to impact academic achievement
In this session, Gena Gardiner, former Assistant Superintendent of Highland Park ISD, will share how school districts in Texas are utilizing live online instruction to bridge the academic achievement gap for low income students. To best prepare students for the next generation of work, what and how students learn needs to change. A technology-only approach is not the solution to meet the changing needs of our students. In this session, the audience will see how combining technology with human interaction is the future of teaching to engage students and get results. By moving away from a traditional, isolated classroom experience and towards live online instruction, students are able to collaborate with one another to learn and schools are able to utilize technology as a driver for learning rather than the entire solution. In this session, the audience will not only learn about a new way to classroom, but they will also see case studies of those different classroom formats with academic impact data. The audience will also learn key principles and execution pointers on how they can best bring the format of live online instruction to their schools and classrooms!

Presenters

Monday June 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
C2

10:15am

MakerSpace Curriculum for the Classroom Teacher
Students and teachers love what MakerSpace has to offer a campus. However, many teachers struggle to make the connection between their own content and MakerSpace resources. Furthermore, if the librarian is not available, teachers will often avoid MakerSpace because they don't have time to master the multitude of tools and processes. How can teachers see MakerSpace as a viable resource for their classroom? What do they need to know about MakerSpace to ensure sucessful student products? How can we avoid placing the MakerSpace burden totally on the librarian? Come see how one campus is successfully bridging the gap between classroom content and MakerSpace.

Presenters
avatar for Rashel Larson

Rashel Larson

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
Partner with secondary educators to integrate technology and coach digital learning strategies. Plan curriculum initiatives with district content coordinators. Collaborate with librarians to build maker space curriculum and programs. Design with the STEM campus PLCs. Provide digital... Read More →
ON

Owen Nesbit

Birdville ISD



Monday June 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
B1

10:15am

Top 10 Elementary Creation Apps
Giving students opportunities to show their learning through creation is vital to a technology connected classroom. These are the Top 10 apps we have used in our district to transform teaching & learning in our K-5 classrooms. Get a chance to download, explore, and create with these tools.

Presenters
avatar for Kerissa Bearce

Kerissa Bearce

Instructional Technology Coach, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
A1

10:15am

Using Twitter to GROW, GLOW and GO
This session will showcase how our district is using Twitter to GROW professionally, GLOW lessons and GO touting public education! We'll share the many ways we use Twitter to enhance communication, promote collaboration and make connections both locally and globally. Highlights will include using Twitter for Twitter chats to foster professional learning, amplifying 21st century teaching and learning, and touting district events. BYOD and GROW, GLOW and GO with us using Twitter!

Presenters
avatar for Dana Bickley

Dana Bickley

Coordinator, Northside ISD
avatar for Adriana Garza

Adriana Garza

Principal, Northside ISD
Adriana Garza has been an educator for over 30 years at both Title 1 and Non-Title 1 campuses. Ms. Garza has also worked at central office in the area of teacher and leadership development.  She is Director of Leadership Development for Northside ISD. She was recently selected to... Read More →
JJ

Janis Jordan

Deputy Superintendent for C&I, NORTHSIDE ISD



Monday June 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
A2

10:30am

Teaching with Google Classroom
TEACHING WITH GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Going paperless does not improve learning, planning for student interactions and feedback make learning better. Google Classroom is the perfect platform for any teacher to get started with Blended Learning quickly and easily. Using digital tools should be easy, fun, and engaging. It's not digital, it's different. Learn some techniques for using Google Classroom in new ways to interact with students.

Presenters
avatar for Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler

Alice Keeler holds a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology and is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified educator. She is co-author of the books 50 Things You Can Do with... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom D

11:25am

Building Sustainable Instructional Rounds Practices
Instructional rounds are a transformative way to include teachers in the development of campus-wide, short-term goals. During this session, you will learn how one district has utilized ALL teachers in the instructional rounds process to impact continuous educator and student growth. You will have the opportunity to define an implementation team and develop an implementation timeline that fits your direction and needs. Everyone will leave with digital access to planning documents and a web archive of past instructional rounds outcomes. In addition, I will share how Floydada ISO has leveraged existing collaborative practices, such as Professional Learning Communities (PLC), to support instructional rounds goals and action plans.

Presenters
avatar for Terra Chesshir

Terra Chesshir

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Floydada ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
B1

11:25am

Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Enhanced Teacher/Parent Communication
Creating a streamlined communication with parents can be time consuming
and overwhelming. Creating a transparent environment of learning and technology use in the
classroom can be hard for parents to understand. In this session, we will be exploring an innovative
means for teachers to communicate to parents with the help of their students that delivers a great
deal of information in a small amount of time. Working knowledge of Google Apps For Education is
helpful but not required!

Presenters
avatar for Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I aspire to build solid connections between technology and learning and to become a leader in the field of educational technology. I embrace any failure as an opportunity to innovate in order to build a greater success than previously imagined. Let's talk new ideas, Google and m... Read More →



Monday June 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
B2

11:25am

Impartial Access: Making Sure All Learners Benefit From EdTech
How can we make sure all learners benefit from EdTech? San Marcos ISD and FreshGrade talk about ways to meet the needs of diverse learners. Find out how leaders have made sure users have access to the tools they need to help them succeed, learn how to find funding for edTech, and how to encourage parents to join the learning conversation.

Presenters
SW

Steve Wandler

CoFounder, FreshGrade
Start a Conversation | Our portfolio platform is designed to promote collaboration between teachers, students, and parents. You can be confident in encouraging student ownership in the classroom and promoting parent engagement at home.


Monday June 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A2

11:25am

Serious Play: Humor as a digital assessment tool
Participants will create digital artifacts/products that demonstrate their understanding of our comedy/humor model by applying it to their classroom content (ie. Meme, He said-She heard, I do-They think). They will also become familiar with the philosophical, psychological and "common sense" definitions of humor and comedy. They will also analyze and apply our "competing frames of reference" model of humor to their own classroom settings so STUDENTS can analyze content in a humorous way at high cognitive levels. We will also share our detailed rubric for this approach to assessment with participants.

Presenters

Monday June 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
C2

11:25am

Using Student Voice Through Technology To Directly Impact Achievement
Led by campus administrator, learning liaison, and classroom teacher, this session is a workshop model format where participants learn how to use technology, student voice, and a strengths-based approach to bring teacher and student awareness to the whole child and impact student learning and achievement in the classroom. We explore classroom and campus examples, engage in conversation, and make time to play with new apps and ideas to implement today!

Presenters
avatar for David Arencibia

David Arencibia

Principal, Colleyville Middle School, Colleyville Middle School
avatar for Jessica Heaton

Jessica Heaton

LEARNING LIAISON, Colleyville Middle School, GCISD
Learner. Teacher. Coach. Teammate. Leader. Advocate. | I'm passionate about campus culture & climate, leadership, collaboration, teamwork, and supporting students & teachers with research-based best practice. | Connect with me @JessicaHHeaton
avatar for Bridget Visser

Bridget Visser

ENGLISH-LANG ARTS TEACHER, COLLEYVILLE MIDDLE
Constant Learner. Passionate Educator. Advocate for ALL children. | Connect with me @CMSVisser. I love learning and sharing with others!



Monday June 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A1

11:25am

 Earning an ‘A’ in the new A-F Accountability System 
How effective are the instructional strategies you are using on your campus as we move into the new accountability system? This session, designed for campus and district administrators, will demonstrate how to look at assessment data by comparing the results of students with the same academic profile. Participants will be able to view the effectiveness of teachers, campuses, and the potential performance of individual students to better predict success in the new A-F accountability system. 

Presenters
CL

CJ Lowery

Partner, Eukolos
avatar for Alan Lowman

Alan Lowman

Co-Founder, Eukolos



Monday June 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
C1

12:30pm

Attendee Lunch On Your Own
Take advantage of the many new restaurant choices at the convention center complex.

Monday June 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Restaurants in the Convention Center Complex

1:15pm

Immersive Learning through Promethean's Escape Room
Immersive Learning through Promethean's Escape Room

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

1:15pm

Makerspace Monday: Solving Authentic Problems
It can be argued that literacy is one of the most pressing problems we face in education. The skills and
stances of literacy are required to learn and communicate in any content area, and are also key to a
democratic society. Come and explore how your students can MAKE their way to literacy growth
through makerspace experiences utilizing problem-based learning, art, technology...and all the creativity and design thinking your students can muster!

Presenters
avatar for Crysten Caviness

Crysten Caviness

Coordinator of PL and CM, Birdville ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 1:15pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room 8

2:15pm

Meet Ups
Unconferencing 

Monday June 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 5

2:30pm

Design Like a Boss
Not a graphic designer? You don't have to be! Learn to use a free web-based program called Canva. Teachers and students can now create professional digital and print designs with ease. Examples include graphic social media posts, magazines, yearbooks, e-books, custom social media banners, posters, logos and so much more. Take the guesswork out of graphic design and turn loose your student's creativity loose.

Presenters
avatar for Rashel Larson

Rashel Larson

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
Partner with secondary educators to integrate technology and coach digital learning strategies. Plan curriculum initiatives with district content coordinators. Collaborate with librarians to build maker space curriculum and programs. Design with the STEM campus PLCs. Provide digital... Read More →
ON

Owen Nesbit

Birdville ISD



Monday June 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A1

2:30pm

Digital Collaboration of Data Systems
In a typical learning environment, data systems are disconnected. This session will offer insight and plans to allow SpEd, GenEd and other campus leaders to input and monitor data collection all in one place. Real time collaboration leads to student achievement over time and moves a system from compliance to collective accountability.

Presenters
avatar for Yolanda Wallace

Yolanda Wallace

PRINCIPAL, Northwest ISD- Prairie View Elementary
5th year principal at Title I campus. I am passionate about building capacity in others and closing achievement gaps by using data efficiently. We are a Leader in Me and a Dual Language campus.



Monday June 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
C1

2:30pm

Reimagine the Impact of Formative Assessment
Are your students drifting off during the lesson you spent hours to prepare? Successful formative assessment will engage your students, give them a voice, and leave a lasting impact. It will also provide teachers with relevant data, opportunity to provide instant feedback, and the information they need to make immediate adjustments. Come experience hands-on formative assessment strategies that will engage all learners. During this interactive session we will model Pear Deck, Padlet, EdPuzzle, Quizizz etc.

Presenters
avatar for Shaunda Garrison

Shaunda Garrison

Elem Math Curr Coordinator, Northwest ISD
avatar for Brittany Horn

Brittany Horn

Instructional Technologist, Northwest ISD



Monday June 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A2

2:30pm

Using Twitter to GROW, GLOW and GO
This session will showcase how our district is using Twitter to GROW professionally, GLOW lessons and GO touting public education! We'll share the many ways we use Twitter to enhance communication, promote collaboration and make connections both locally and globally. Highlights will include using Twitter for Twitter chats to foster professional learning, amplifying 21st century teaching and learning, and touting district events. BYOD and GROW, GLOW and GO with us using Twitter!

Presenters
avatar for Dana Bickley

Dana Bickley

Coordinator, Northside ISD
avatar for Adriana Garza

Adriana Garza

Principal, Northside ISD
Adriana Garza has been an educator for over 30 years at both Title 1 and Non-Title 1 campuses. Ms. Garza has also worked at central office in the area of teacher and leadership development.  She is Director of Leadership Development for Northside ISD. She was recently selected to... Read More →
JJ

Janis Jordan

Deputy Superintendent for C&I, NORTHSIDE ISD



Monday June 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
C2

2:30pm

Exhibitor Visits
Make sure to visit our exhibitors and see what new products and services are available.

Monday June 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Level 3 Pre-function

2:30pm

Putting the Sizzle in STEM!
Putting the Sizzle in STEM!

Learn a variety of ways that students can engage in rigorous
learning through STEM teaching and learning.

Discovery Education STEM Connect is a cutting edge
interdisciplinary K-8 resource that enhances core curriculum and
brings STEM to life in your classrooms. It guides students to
develop and apply knowledge and skills to important real world
challenges as it helps them build real possibilities for their future.
Start Shaping the Future Today with Free 60-Day Access:
DiscoveryEducation.com/STEMConnect

Presenters
SH

Stephanie Hathaway

Director of Professional Development., Discovery Education


Monday June 11, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

3:00pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour. And is limited to ten (10) participants at a time.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 4

3:30pm

Afternoon Break
Join us for a snack and sodas.

Monday June 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Level 3 Pre-function

3:30pm

Capacity Conductors
Get in the zone and reinvigorate your educational flow. Knowledge of pedagogy, cognition, and content are essential attributes for teachers, but what are the qualities that enable one teacher to shine while his/her colleague down the hallway lacks luster? In this session, we will explore the key factors that influence a teacher’s capacity to create luminous results for students from all walks of life.

Presenters

Monday June 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C1

3:30pm

From Pre-Assessment to Mastery with Competency Based Learning
See how teachers are using pre-assessment to set learning pathways that focus on student mastery of standards and learning objectives. In this session, participants will take part in a competency-based learning experience that will model the blended learning strategies and digital tools being used by educators. This session has been designed for all levels of educators. Participants should bring a pair of headphones for the flipped portion of the session.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Hanson

Michael Hanson

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
Twitter and Instagram @LearnwithHanson
ON

Owen Nesbit

Birdville ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B1

3:30pm

If you build it, they will come.
Over the last three years Schluter Elementary has evolved from Makerspace to a STEAM Lab, used to help our students go deeper in their understanding of concepts, as well as help bridge the connection between the disciplines they are taught. From our consumable materials to our Zspace Lab, we have materials that were purchased with our students' needs in mind. Getting our teachers to understand the possibilities was the key.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Howell

Amy Howell

Principal, Schluter Elementary- NISD
avatar for Christa Pospisil

Christa Pospisil

LMS, Northwest ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
C2

3:30pm

Move Your Book Clubs into the 21st Century
Ignite your students' engagement in book clubs by using Google Classroom to make them more engaging, collaborative, and student-driven! By using Google Classroom to organize, monitor, and support student book clubs, you can revitalize your small group instruction and maximize your effectiveness. Join us in exploring this tool and walk away with a plan and a Google Classroom ready for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones

Facilitator of Professional Learning, Tyler ISD
I am a professional learning facilitator for Tyler ISD. I have a passion for helping teachers in their professional learning journeys and am on a mission to move professional learning away from a compliance mindset to be focused on growth. I also have a passion for instructional technology... Read More →



Monday June 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A2

3:30pm

Not me, I am just a kid!
Do you have students in your class that are difficult to motivate and struggling with school including curriculum, behavior and peer relationships? Brain Power Today provides statistics, data and strategies to motivate and reach those students that say "I can't, I won't, I don't want to" into a students that realizes what is best in decision making. Building relationships and communication are the keys to reach the students.

Presenters
avatar for Ishmael Muhammad

Ishmael Muhammad

Brain Power Today
avatar for Gail Ward

Gail Ward

Assistant Principal/Founder of Brain Power Today, Brain Power Today
Brain Power Today is a team of teachers that are exciting, motivating and full of energy. This team takes topic that are concerns in education and presents strategies to concur the challenges through exciting and energizing presentations. The personality of the presenters and energy... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
B2

4:00pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour. And is limited to ten (10) participants at a time.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Monday June 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 4

4:40pm

Closing the Gaps in Ensuring Educational Equity
How are you measuring growth in Reading and Mathematics in Middle Schools and How are you Targeting Intervention?  MyPath™ is an online intervention program that offers data-driven, differentiated instruction and practice in math and ELA. The program can be used for remediation, intervention, reinforcement, or acceleration, ensuring students close gaps and are prepared to be successful in high school.

Presenters
TS

Tina Sillivan

Edgenuity


Monday June 11, 2018 4:40pm - 5:40pm
B2

4:40pm

Computational Thinking: Interdisciplinary Curricular Applications
Participants will experience computational thinking when used across the curriculum with elementary through high school students. A developmentally appropriate scope and sequence with sample lesson plans designed to foster computational thinking needed by students who engage in coding, programming using Scratch or CodeLab and other advanced levels of computer science will be shared. The connection between task-commitment, sequential and logical thinking, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, storytelling to more sophisticated aspects of computing will be made.

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller

Faculty, Texas A&M University Commercce
avatar for Isaac K. Gang, PhD

Isaac K. Gang, PhD

Assistant Professor Professor of Computer Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce
I am the Project Director for the A&M-Commerce's We Teach_CS Collaborative



Monday June 11, 2018 4:40pm - 5:40pm
B1

4:40pm

Libra-Nasium: Enter Active Library
This session will explain the STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, math) framework used and demonstrate how stations are setup. Using the STREAM framework, the elementary library classroom comes to life. Hands-on, interactive stations are used to introduce, review, or extend skills and knowledge using a thematic connection. Technology is integrated throughout the stations using advanced digital learning tools, such as, coding robots, electronic building blocks, and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Christy Martin

Christy Martin

Elementary Librarian, Moody ISD
avatar for Nancy Molina

Nancy Molina

Technology Director, Moody ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 4:40pm - 5:40pm
A2

4:40pm

Making RtI Work at the Secondary Level
Rtl (Response to Intervention) is the collective responsibility of all staff members on campus. Schools have a responsibility to create a system that works at the secondary level where roles are defined and implementation is clear. This session will showcase how one school is making strides in the implementation of the Rtl process, including staff training, the processing of teacher referrals, and the notification of student accommodations at the high school level. Through the use of technology, the Rtl process can be customized using Google forms for input and referrals, EdPuzzle for training purposes, and Zoom for virtual parent attendance of meetings.

Presenters
avatar for Stacy Miles

Stacy Miles

Associate Principal, Northwest ISD
Northwest ISD
avatar for Misty Taylor

Misty Taylor

Academic Support Teacher, V.R. Eaton High School



Monday June 11, 2018 4:40pm - 5:40pm
C1

4:40pm

Student Voice in Secondary Small Groups
In a technology-rich environment, teachers have moved from traditional classroom models to complete stations and small group instruction in secondary mathematics. Teachers have utilized various technology tools to ensure student learning, engagement, and increased student voice as well as teacher to student interaction within the classroom. Small group instruction is a research-based practice that has provided increased STAAR scores with just one year of implementation. Come experience some stations that are used with students, the classroom management contracts utilized, and how technology is used and integrated completely each day.

Presenters
AC

Amber Clemons

7th Grade Math Teacher, Robinson ISD
CP

Colette Pledger

Robinson ISD
avatar for Willie Thomas

Willie Thomas

Director of Integration & Media Services, Robinson ISD



Monday June 11, 2018 4:40pm - 5:40pm
C2

4:40pm

The Ups and Downs in Our Move to Online PD
Join us for a review of Fort Worth ISD's recent transition to incorporate more online technology professional development. The department debuted three modules in the 2016-2017 school year in the areas of teaching digital citizenship, formative assessment, and student projects. We will discuss the successes and the areas of growth.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings

Technology Learning Coach, Fort Worth ISD
CE

Cat Emmele

Fort Worth ISD
avatar for Tara Kissel

Tara Kissel

Technology Learning Coach, Fort Worth ISD
ST

Stephanie Tennyson

STEM Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD


Monday June 11, 2018 4:40pm - 5:40pm
A1

5:00pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour. And is limited to ten (10) participants at a time.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Monday June 11, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 4

5:45pm

Welcome Reception with DJ April Shaw
Come join Texas ASCD and your fellow conference goers for complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres along with the 80's retro dance stylings of DJ April Shaw, Principal from Grand Prairie ISD.  


Monday June 11, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Level 4 Pre-Function (Outside Ballroom)

5:45pm

Welcome Reception
Unwind with complimentary drinks and appetizers at the ignite welcome reception. DJ April Shaw,  a principal from Grand Prairie ISD, will be playing all the hits from the 70s and 80s!

Monday June 11, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

5:45pm

Shuttle Service
Please use the bus shuttle service between the Omni Mandalay Hotel and the Convention Center.

Monday June 11, 2018 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Irving Convention Center - Main Entrance
 
Tuesday, June 12
 

6:45am

Shuttle Service
Please use the bus shuttle service between the Omni Mandalay Hotel and the Convention Center.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 6:45am - 9:00am
Irving Convention Center - Main Entrance

7:30am

Registration and Exhibits Open
Registration will be open.  Come pick up your name badges, programs and visit the exhibits.  See the newest offerings for the education community.  Tables will be in the hallway, just outside our Innovative Highlights sessions.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
Level 3 Business Office

8:00am

Exhibitors Extended Conversations
Bring your conversation with an exhibitor into Meeting Room 5 for an extended talk about how their product or service would fit for you.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 5

8:30am

Creative Innovators
Creative Innovators
When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation's economic future: the capacity for innovation.  The skills and dispositions for innovation are equally important for active and informed citizenship. What must parents, teachers, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What do the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation? In a talk based on his most recent books, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, and Most Likely To Succeed, Tony Wagner addresses questions vital to the future.

Presenters
avatar for Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner

Learning Policy Institute
A globally recognized voice in education, Tony Wagner is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, founded by Linda Darling-Hammond in 2015. Prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than twenty years, including... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

10:00am

Coffee Break
Help yourself to complimentary and pastries in the pre-function area near the exhibitors.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Level 3 Pre-function

10:15am

#Catalyst: A Workshop to Spark Innovation
Change is Hard. Change in school is harder. Creating an environment of
innovation can be difficult for students, teachers, and administrators. In this session, we will explore
and experiment with different strategies and tools that will help to build a foundation of innovation
that can be built upon for the future. Participants will leave with tools and ideas that they will
be able to implement immediately into their learning communities.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
- Socrates

Presenters
avatar for Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I aspire to build solid connections between technology and learning and to become a leader in the field of educational technology. I embrace any failure as an opportunity to innovate in order to build a greater success than previously imagined. Let's talk new ideas, Google and m... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
C1

10:15am

Building a Technology Plan with Results
Campus technology teams and campus administrators will learn how to design and implement a purposeful technology plan that gets meaningful results. We will share processes, procedures, pitfalls, and suggestions on how to build a campus technology plan that will build a culture of ownership, empowerment, and leveraging technology to catapult instruction to new levels.

Presenters
avatar for Treva Franklin

Treva Franklin

Asst. Supt. of Inst. Services, Mesquite ISD
Interested in large district integration of technology and curriculum. Love innovative ways to engage students in high level, rigorous coursework!
CJ

Cara Jackson

Executive Director, Mesquite ISD
avatar for Matt Nichols

Matt Nichols

Coordinator, Mesquite ISD



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
C2

10:15am

Building and Reflecting on a Culture of STEM
STEM is a culture of teaching and learning that, when effective, permeates throughout a classroom, school, and community. Unlike an instructional strategy or a set of student scores, culture is not as simple to define or measure. During this session, participants will re-examine and reflect upon cultural indicators for STEM success in their schools, districts, and community. Understanding trends in instruction and culture helps build towards the future.

Presenters
SH

Stephanie Hathaway

Director of Professional Development., Discovery Education


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
A2

10:15am

Building Principal and Teacher Efficacy Through Learning Cycles
Join 4 principals from Northwest ISD who will share their framework for fostering increased principal collaboration using learning cycles. Learning Cycles were created two years ago to create a coherent alignment of district processes. Focusing on elements of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, we have increased our capacity to create look-fors, walk classes with a clear focus, share exemplars and increase efficacy as we learn through and with each other. This has helped enhance teaching and learning and close achievement gaps.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Becan

Kim Becan

Principal, NISD - Cox Elementary
avatar for Sandy Conklin

Sandy Conklin

Samuel Beck Elementary Northwest ISD
MM

Michelle McAdams

Principal, Northwest ISD
avatar for Mary Seltzer

Mary Seltzer

Northwest ISD



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
B1

10:15am

CANCELLED-Innovate, Blend, Succeed: Setting your students up for blended success!
Bring your favorite device and come participate in our interactive blended learning session. You will learn to successfully kickoff blended learning in your school. Our starter guide will walk you through the necessary steps to initiate blended learning from leadership to professional development that educators will be provided. True transformation begins with leadership and innovation happens with teachers! You will leave with ideas for implementing school-wide change.

Presenters

Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
B2

10:15am

Move It! Bodies in Motion, Brains in Motion.
In this interactive session, participants will learn why movement is a precursor to attention,brain adaptation and growth, and learning. The research showing the positive relationship between movement, even fidgeting, and learning will be discussed. Technology uses and applications that enhance movement and learning, as well as ergonomic furniture and classroom design will be emphasized.

Presenters
BB

Bill Bechtol

Lecturer, Texas State University



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
A1

10:30am

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour.  Look for sign up opportunities to follow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 4

10:30am

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum
Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

Computational thinking is not just for computer science & coding. It is a problem-solving process that teaches reasoning, creativity, and communication and is applicable across the curriculum. In this session, participants will decipher the code of the current educational landscape and learn how to incorporate computational thinking components into any subject area. 

Presenters
avatar for Kerissa Bearce

Kerissa Bearce

Instructional Technology Coach, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
avatar for Janie Stach

Janie Stach

COORDINATOR-INSTRUCTIONAL TECH, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom D

11:25am

A Culture of Learning
How do leaders identify the factors to ignite a culture of learning, achievement and success? Who are the experts, what do they say, and what does it mean to us? The Texas Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a group of volunteer public education professionals from across the state whose interests lie squarely at the heart of student learning. The TLC will address this important question: What's the biggest 'learning' ​return on your 'instructional' ​investment?

Presenters
GM

Greg McIntyre

Chief Administrative Officer, College Station ISD
AZ

Alisa Zapata-Farmer

Chief Academic Officer, Socorro ISD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
B1

11:25am

Engaging and Interacting with students using Nearpod
With Nearpod, educators can facilitate and inspire learning and creativity through an application that embeds multimedia content, web content, interactive activities, and more. This application allows educators to design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments through virtual reality field trips, interactive stories, and different types of formative and summative assessments.

Presenters
MM

Mason Mason

Professional Learning Specialist, Apple
Mason is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc., a Google for Education Partner and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University. He is a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2 and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. He taught... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A2

11:25am

School Transformation through a Common Language for Learning
What are the actionable steps that schools can take for effective and sustained school transformation? In this interactive session, participants will explore how a shared visual "language for learning" can be used as a foundation for successful whole-school change. Using a case study approach, participants will identify the common factors that led to successful school transformation, discuss the role of a shared school culture and learning language in sustaining change, and reflect on opportunities for building the foundations for change in their own schools. Participants will leave with evidence stories to reflect on and a set of tools to explore.

Presenters
avatar for Charly Simmons, Ed.D.

Charly Simmons, Ed.D.

Marketing Representative, Thinking Maps
Thinking Maps is a whole-school solution designed to build foundational critical thinking, problem-solving, comprehension, and communication skills necessary for academic success. Thinking Maps combines in-person training, teacher resources, and ongoing blended support through TMLC... Read More →
avatar for Morris West

Morris West

Thinking Maps



Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:25am - 12:25pm
A1

11:30am

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour.  Look for sign up opportunities to follow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room 4

12:00pm

Attendee Lunch On Your Own
Take advantage of the many new restaurant choices at the convention center complex.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Restaurants in the Convention Center Complex

12:30pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour.  Look for sign up opportunities to follow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room 4

1:25pm

#ObserveMe: Personalize Professional Learning Through Observation
See how one high school infused their learning walk protocol with Twitter to foster constructive and collaborative observations with colleagues. Participants will walk away with tools to implement this personalized professional learning on their campus and a deep understanding of the power of feedback.

Presenters
avatar for Jack Leonard

Jack Leonard

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH AUG, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:25pm - 2:25pm
B1

1:25pm

A Culture of Learning
How do leaders identify the factors to ignite a culture of learning, achievement and success? Who are the experts, what do they say, and what does it mean to us? The Texas Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a group of volunteer public education professionals from across the state whose interests lie squarely at the heart of student learning. The TLC will address this important question: What's the biggest 'learning' ​return on your 'instructional' ​investment?

Presenters
GM

Greg McIntyre

Chief Administrative Officer, College Station ISD
AZ

Alisa Zapata-Farmer

Chief Academic Officer, Socorro ISD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:25pm - 2:25pm
B2

1:25pm

Capacity Conductors
Get in the zone and reinvigorate your educational flow. Knowledge of pedagogy, cognition, and content are essential attributes for teachers, but what are the qualities that enable one teacher to shine while his/her colleague down the hallway lacks luster? In this session, we will explore the key factors that influence a teacher’s capacity to create luminous results for students from all walks of life.

Presenters

Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:25pm - 2:25pm
A2

1:25pm

Giving Student's Voice in the Classroom
Do you want to take your classroom culture to a new level? Are you brave enough to listen to the "voice" of your students? If so, your students have suggestions on how to make the classroom more efficient and have an opinion on how they learn best. Collecting and responding to student voice will increase student engagement and teach students how to express their opinions in a respectful manner.

Presenters
SC

Shannon Cole

PRINCIPAL-ELEMENTARY, SILVER LAKE ELEMENTARY
JP

Jennifer Putnam

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD



Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:25pm - 2:25pm
A1

1:25pm

Leveraging Teacher Externships: Plano ISD's Journey
What learning design are you leveraging to provide teachers with access to learning that reaches beyond traditional classroom or workshop settings and allows them the opportunity to engage in "real-world" experiences that will enrich the classroom-to-career connections they make for our students? Plano ISD has just the thing. PISD partners with The Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program & Capital One to offer the Teacher Externship Program. This program provides unique professional learning opportunities for PK-12 grade teachers in collaboration with local partners in business and industry. Come learn about PISD's externship journey; spend time identifying valuable insights for career-to-classroom application and thinking about how these concepts can be applied in your setting.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Adams-Smyth

Megan Adams-Smyth

AVID Coordinator & Teacher, Plano ISD
avatar for Amy DeCarlo

Amy DeCarlo

Special Education Teacher, Plano ISD
avatar for Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

Director for Professional Learning, Plano ISD
MK

Melinda Kizer

Plano ISD
avatar for Edna Phythian

Edna Phythian

Coordinator of Professional Learning, Plano ISD



Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:25pm - 2:25pm
C2

1:25pm

Using 21st Century Techniques for Professional Growth
Learn how one district overcame distance and time barriers to grow new teachers and staff using 21st century techniques, such as blended learning and remote coaching sessions. CBISD is a small district with a goal to build strong content and pedagogical knowledge in Prekindergarten and grade level reading teachers. This session will highlight the digital professional learning process developed in collaboration with ESC Region 4 specialists to coach and mentor staff.

Presenters
avatar for Keith Barnett

Keith Barnett

Technology Liaison, Columbia-Brazoria ISD
avatar for Jennifer Brock

Jennifer Brock

Director,Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies, Region 4 Education Service Center
avatar for Lynn Grell-Boethel

Lynn Grell-Boethel

Assistant Superintendent, Columbia-Brazoria ISD
Lynn Grell-Boethel is currently enjoying her job as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Columbia-Brazoria ISD. She has been in CBISD for 17 years as the Executive Director for Federal and Special Programs and Assistant Superintendent. Ms. Grell-Boethel's prior experience... Read More →
avatar for Karyn Huskisson

Karyn Huskisson

Education Specialist, Region 4 Education Service Center



Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:25pm - 2:25pm
C1

1:30pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour.  Look for sign up opportunities to follow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room 4

2:15pm

Exhibitor Visits
Make sure to visit our exhibitors and see what new products and services are available.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Level 3 Pre-function

2:15pm

Meet Ups
Unconferencing 

Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 5

2:35pm

#Hashtag That Passage: Using Social Media to Teach Language Arts
This session will illustrate how teachers can create engaging and substantive lessons utilizing concepts adopted from social media. Learn to teach annotation, summarization, mood, characterization, elaboration, and grammar rules using Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, text messaging, and other social media platforms.

Presenters
avatar for Tiffany Gauntt

Tiffany Gauntt

7th grade English Teacher, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD
avatar for Brittaney McKay

Brittaney McKay

7th grade English Teacher, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD
avatar for Carolyn Wright

Carolyn Wright

Coordinator of Secondary ELA, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD
I've been in education for 25 years. I was a classroom teacher for 17 and a facilitator and coordinator for the past eight. My special areas include working with second language learners and special education students. Using games, manipulatives, and foldables help students to learn... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:35pm - 3:35pm
A2

2:35pm

Making RtI Work at the Secondary Level
RtI (Response to Intervention) is the collective responsibility of all staff members on campus. Schools have a responsibility to create a system that works at the secondary level where roles are defined and implementation is clear. This session will showcase how one school is making strides in the implementation of the RtI process, including staff training, the processing of teacher referrals, and the notification of student accommodations at the high school level.

Presenters
avatar for Stacy Miles

Stacy Miles

Associate Principal, Northwest ISD
Northwest ISD
avatar for Misty Taylor

Misty Taylor

Academic Support Teacher, V.R. Eaton High School



Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:35pm - 3:35pm
B2

2:35pm

Personalized Learning: What it Isn't
Personalized Learning (PL) is a central conversation in today’s ed tech environment.  But, what does PL really do for us and what role can/should technology play in enhancing PL?  We’ll blend math and neuroscience together to dive into various PL do’s and don’ts as we unpack the potential and meaning of personalized learning.

Presenters
BA

Brienne Albert

Mind Research Institute
BS

Brandon Smith

Mind Research Institute


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:35pm - 3:35pm
B1

2:35pm

Top 10 Elementary Creation Apps
Giving students opportunities to show their learning through creation is vital to a technology connected classroom. These are the Top 10 apps we have used in our district to transform teaching & learning in our K-5 classrooms. Get a chance to download, explore, and create with these tools.

Presenters
avatar for Kerissa Bearce

Kerissa Bearce

Instructional Technology Coach, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:35pm - 3:35pm
A1

2:35pm

Using Student Voice Through Technology To Directly Impact Achievement
Led by campus administrator, learning liaison, and classroom teacher, this session is a workshop model format where participants learn how to use technology, student voice, and a strengths-based approach to bring teacher and student awareness to the whole child and impact student learning and achievement in the classroom. We explore classroom and campus examples, engage in conversation, and make time to play with new apps and ideas to implement today!

Presenters
avatar for David Arencibia

David Arencibia

Principal, Colleyville Middle School, Colleyville Middle School
avatar for Jessica Heaton

Jessica Heaton

LEARNING LIAISON, Colleyville Middle School, GCISD
Learner. Teacher. Coach. Teammate. Leader. Advocate. | I'm passionate about campus culture & climate, leadership, collaboration, teamwork, and supporting students & teachers with research-based best practice. | Connect with me @JessicaHHeaton
avatar for Bridget Visser

Bridget Visser

ENGLISH-LANG ARTS TEACHER, COLLEYVILLE MIDDLE
Constant Learner. Passionate Educator. Advocate for ALL children. | Connect with me @CMSVisser. I love learning and sharing with others!



Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:35pm - 3:35pm
C1

3:15pm

Afternoon Break
Join us for a snack and sodas.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Level 3 Pre-function

3:30pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour.  Look for sign up opportunities to follow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 4

3:40pm

Building Principal and Teacher Efficacy Through Learning Cycles
Join 4 principals from Northwest ISD who will share their framework for fostering increased principal collaboration using learning cycles. Learning Cycles were created two years ago to create a coherent alignment of district processes. Focusing on elements of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, we have increased our capacity to create look-fors, walk classes with a clear focus, share exemplars and increase efficacy as we learn through and with each other. This has helped enhance teaching and learning and close achievement gaps.

Presenters
avatar for Kim Becan

Kim Becan

Principal, NISD - Cox Elementary
avatar for Sandy Conklin

Sandy Conklin

Samuel Beck Elementary Northwest ISD
MM

Michelle McAdams

Principal, Northwest ISD
avatar for Mary Seltzer

Mary Seltzer

Northwest ISD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
B2

3:40pm

Computational Thinking: Interdisciplinary Curricular Applications
Participants will experience computational thinking when used across the curriculum with elementary through high school students. A developmentally appropriate scope and sequence with sample lesson plans designed to foster computational thinking needed by students who engage in coding, programming using Scratch or CodeLab and other advanced levels of computer science will be shared. The connection between task-commitment, sequential and logical thinking, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, storytelling to more sophisticated aspects of computing will be made.

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller

Faculty, Texas A&M University Commercce
avatar for Isaac K. Gang, PhD

Isaac K. Gang, PhD

Assistant Professor Professor of Computer Science, Texas A&M University-Commerce
I am the Project Director for the A&M-Commerce's We Teach_CS Collaborative



Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
C2

3:40pm

Digital Collaboration of Data Systems
In a typical learning environment, data systems are disconnected. This session will offer insight and plans to allow SpEd, GenEd and other campus leaders to input and monitor data collection all in one place. Real time collaboration leads to student achievement over time and moves a system from compliance to collective accountability.

Presenters
avatar for Yolanda Wallace

Yolanda Wallace

PRINCIPAL, Northwest ISD- Prairie View Elementary
5th year principal at Title I campus. I am passionate about building capacity in others and closing achievement gaps by using data efficiently. We are a Leader in Me and a Dual Language campus.



Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
B1

3:40pm

Join the Maker Movement: Play, Create, Collaborate
Do you want to engage and inspire students’ passions through creative learning experiences? Are you looking for ways to extend your reach to students on your campus? Curious about cost effective materials? Come see how we created a Makerspace in our school where ALL classes and ALL students build 21st century skills such as problem-solving and collaboration through play. This workshop will provide you with the resources needed to inspire, implement, and invigorate your Makerspace.

Presenters
avatar for Cori Gagliardi

Cori Gagliardi

5th Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson

Technology Teacher, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Heather Solis

Heather Solis

3rd Grade teacher, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Therese Wafford

Therese Wafford

Assistant Principal, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Jessica Whitney

Jessica Whitney

1st Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD - Sommer Elementary



Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
A1

4:30pm

Promethean Escape Activity
You Can Escape... If You Work As a Team
Come by Promethean booth 9 or visit this link: http://bit.ly/2vOeCf5 to sign up!

You have heard about escape rooms, seen them on TV or maybe you have played the game on your phone, but do you have what it takes to Escape?!? Put your communication and problem-solving skills to the test during the Promethean Escape Room session. You will participate in a mobile escape scenario that will highlight cracking codes, virtual reality, robotics, searching for missing links and unraveling the steps to complete your mission.
The activity is run in intervals of one hour.  Look for sign up opportunities to follow.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Barfield

Matt Barfield

Promethean
Matt Barfield graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education and worked 9 years in a rural district in NC. After finding a love of working with teachers in his district, Matt ventured outside of his school district and began to work... Read More →



Tuesday June 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room 4

4:30pm

Shuttle Service
Please use the bus shuttle service between the Omni Mandalay Hotel and the Convention Center.

Tuesday June 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Irving Convention Center - Main Entrance

5:30pm

Eat Ups!
Sign up to go to dinner with fellow conference goers at local area restaurants.  Network.  Keep the fun and the learning going into the evening.


Tuesday June 12, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, June 13
 

6:00am

Shuttle Service
Please use the bus shuttle service between the Omni Mandalay Hotel and the Convention Center.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 6:00am - 9:00am
Irving Convention Center - Main Entrance

7:30am

Registration and Exhibits Open
Registration will be open.  Come pick up your name badges, programs and visit the exhibits.  See the newest offerings for the education community.  Tables will be in the hallway, just outside our Innovative Highlights sessions.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 7:30am - 1:00pm
Level 3 Business Office

7:45am

All-Attendee Breakfast and Awards
Start the last day of ignite with a hearty buffet breakfast, as Texas ASCD recognizes outstanding educators. Keynote with Julie Coiro to follow awards program.


Wednesday June 13, 2018 7:45am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

8:30am

Personal Digital Inquiry: Connecting Learners In Ways That Matter
Personal Digital Inquiry: Connecting Learners In Ways That Matter

Designing interest-driven digital learning opportunities in an age of accountability can be challenging. A Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI) Framework helps plan for students to actively inquire, collaborate, participate, and reflect while staying actively engaged and motivated in your learning community. View examples of what PDI teaching and learning can look like in Grades 1-12 and learn how to make purposeful choices about levels of support and digital tool use as part of project-based student inquiry.

Julie will provide the keynote on Wednesday, June 13, as well as a Breakthrough Learning workshop. See the Breakthrough tab above for details.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Coiro

Julie Coiro

School of Education at the University of Rhode Island
Julie Coiro is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and digital literacy and co-directs the Ph.D. in Education program and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor

10:30am

Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Enhanced Teacher/Parent Communication
Creating a streamlined communication with parents can be time consuming
and overwhelming. Creating a transparent environment of learning and technology use in the
classroom can be hard for parents to understand. In this session, we will be exploring an innovative
means for teachers to communicate to parents with the help of their students that delivers a great
deal of information in a small amount of time. Working knowledge of Google Apps For Education is
helpful but not required!

Presenters
avatar for Taylor Williams

Taylor Williams

Digital Learning Specialist, Birdville ISD
I aspire to build solid connections between technology and learning and to become a leader in the field of educational technology. I embrace any failure as an opportunity to innovate in order to build a greater success than previously imagined. Let's talk new ideas, Google and m... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
B2

10:30am

CANCELLED - Engaging and Interacting with students using Nearpod
With Nearpod, educators can facilitate and inspire learning and creativity through an application that embeds multimedia content, web content, interactive activities, and more. This application allows educators to design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments through virtual reality field trips, interactive stories, and different types of formative and summative assessments.

Presenters
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Mason Mason

Professional Learning Specialist, Apple
Mason is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc., a Google for Education Partner and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University. He is a Google for Education Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2 and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. He taught... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
C2

10:30am

If you build it, they will come.
Over the last three years Schluter Elementary has evolved from Makerspace to a STEAM Lab, used to help our students go deeper in their understanding of concepts, as well as help bridge the connection between the disciplines they are taught. From our consumable materials to our Zspace Lab, we have materials that were purchased with our students' needs in mind. Getting our teachers to understand the possibilities was the key.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Howell

Amy Howell

Principal, Schluter Elementary- NISD
avatar for Christa Pospisil

Christa Pospisil

LMS, Northwest ISD


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
A1

10:30am

Maximizing Growth through Personalized Professional Learning
How do you meet the varied needs of your staff in order to maximize
professional growth? (T-TESS, 4.3). Katy ISD’s Elementary Curriculum & Instruction office is
meeting those needs through a robust collection of online and face-to-face professional learning
opportunities. The selections are housed in our district learning management system, Canvas, and
seek to collaboratively foster professional growth through several structures of learning: facilitated
hybrid courses, self-paced courses, district-wide professional learning days, and enhanced
curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Corbin, Ed.D.

Linda Corbin, Ed.D.

Elem Curriculum Coordinator, Katy ISD
Follow me on Twitter @lindajocorbin | Passionate about ELA & Social Studies curriculum development, technology that amplifies learning, and keeping kids first!
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Lisa Wells

Instructional Officer, Katy I.S.D.


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
B1

10:30am

The Ups and Downs in Our Move to Online PD
Join us for a review of Fort Worth ISD's recent transition to incorporate more online technology professional development. The department debuted three modules in the 2016-2017 school year in the areas of teaching digital citizenship, formative assessment, and student projects. We will discuss the successes and the areas of growth.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings

Technology Learning Coach, Fort Worth ISD
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Cat Emmele

Fort Worth ISD
avatar for Tara Kissel

Tara Kissel

Technology Learning Coach, Fort Worth ISD
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Stephanie Tennyson

STEM Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
C1

10:30am

Using Student Created Content to Transform Your Classroom and School
School cultures are engaging diverse populations of learners that require innovative ways to enliven in-class activities. This session will explore musical ways to manage behavior, increase engagement, and enhance student collaboration and creativity digitally. With the entire school dynamic in consideration, this session is designed to help teachers build classroom and culture, while enhancing learning simultaneously.

Presenters
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Joshua Brown

www.joshbrownme.com



Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
A2

10:30am

Building a Culture of Inquiry In Your Learning Community
Building a Culture of Inquiry In Your Learning Community
Learn how to identify eight forces that work together to characterize a culture of Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI) that values four sets of PDI practices while paving the way for self-directed learners of any age to have voice, choice, and agency in their learning. Then explore the PDI Reflection Tool and discuss how such a tool might support and guide efforts to foster a culture of personal digital inquiry in your learning community.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Coiro

Julie Coiro

School of Education at the University of Rhode Island
Julie Coiro is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Rhode Island, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and digital literacy and co-directs the Ph.D. in Education program and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Junior Ballroom D

11:40am

#Hashtag That Passage: Using Social Media to Teach Language Arts
This session will illustrate how teachers can create engaging and substantive lessons utilizing concepts adopted from social media. Learn to teach annotation, summarization, mood, characterization, elaboration, and grammar rules using Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, text messaging, and other social media platforms.

Presenters
avatar for Tiffany Gauntt

Tiffany Gauntt

7th grade English Teacher, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD
avatar for Brittaney McKay

Brittaney McKay

7th grade English Teacher, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD
avatar for Carolyn Wright

Carolyn Wright

Coordinator of Secondary ELA, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD
I've been in education for 25 years. I was a classroom teacher for 17 and a facilitator and coordinator for the past eight. My special areas include working with second language learners and special education students. Using games, manipulatives, and foldables help students to learn... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
A1

11:40am

Digital Leadership
Navigating the world of social media and the copious amounts of software and online learning platforms can make Digital Leadership a difficult task.
Are you using technology to increase collaboration amongst teachers? Are you using technology to promote your school? Are you using technology to flip staff meeting or make planning time more productive?
Before you leave this session you will be able to answer yes to all those questions and confidently navigate the digital world while leading your staff to higher levels of collaboration and learning.

Supporting files can be found at:  https://sites.google.com/lfcisd.net/ignite18/home

Presenters
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Jennifer Stumbaugh

Principal, Los Fresnos CISD



Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
B1

11:40am

Join the Maker Movement: Play, Create, Collaborate
Do you want to engage and inspire students’ passions through creative learning experiences? Are you looking for ways to extend your reach to students on your campus? Curious about cost effective materials? Come see how we created a Makerspace in our school where ALL classes and ALL students build 21st century skills such as problem-solving and collaboration through play. This workshop will provide you with the resources needed to inspire, implement, and invigorate your Makerspace.

Presenters
avatar for Cori Gagliardi

Cori Gagliardi

5th Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson

Technology Teacher, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Heather Solis

Heather Solis

3rd Grade teacher, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Therese Wafford

Therese Wafford

Assistant Principal, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Jessica Whitney

Jessica Whitney

1st Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD - Sommer Elementary



Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
A2

11:40am

Libra-Nasium: Enter Active Library
This session will explain the STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, math) framework used and demonstrate how stations are setup. Using the STREAM framework, the elementary library classroom comes to life. Hands-on, interactive stations are used to introduce, review, or extend skills and knowledge using a thematic connection. Technology is integrated throughout the stations using advanced digital learning tools, such as, coding robots, electronic building blocks, and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Christy Martin

Christy Martin

Elementary Librarian, Moody ISD
avatar for Nancy Molina

Nancy Molina

Technology Director, Moody ISD


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
C1

11:40am

School Transformation through a Common Language for Learning
What are the actionable steps that schools can take for effective and sustained school transformation? In this interactive session, participants will explore how a shared visual "language for learning" can be used as a foundation for successful whole-school change. Using a case study approach, participants will identify the common factors that led to successful school transformation, discuss the role of a shared school culture and learning language in sustaining change, and reflect on opportunities for building the foundations for change in their own schools. Participants will leave with evidence stories to reflect on and a set of tools to explore.

Presenters
avatar for Charly Simmons, Ed.D.

Charly Simmons, Ed.D.

Marketing Representative, Thinking Maps
Thinking Maps is a whole-school solution designed to build foundational critical thinking, problem-solving, comprehension, and communication skills necessary for academic success. Thinking Maps combines in-person training, teacher resources, and ongoing blended support through TMLC... Read More →
avatar for Morris West

Morris West

Thinking Maps


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
C2

12:45pm

Connecting the Dots
Meet with members of your team to discuss and digest the learning from the last three days.  Make plans for follow through and implementation.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room 9

1:00pm

Shuttle Service
Please use the bus shuttle service between the Omni Mandalay Hotel and the Convention Center.

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Irving Convention Center - Main Entrance