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Reminder you will be building your own credit at the close of this event.  Each session will count 1.2 hours towards your credit.  You will collect certificates throughout the event to submit in MyLearningPlan at the conclusion of reIGNITE 2019. Digital Sessions will require the Digital Learning Artifact: bit.ly/jcpsdlcartifact.

Note: If you are attending with your PLC members you might consider signing up for the same reIGNITE Calibration session (Learn 1) so that you can have common language in the coming year.

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Monday, August 12
 

8:15am

Welcome to reIGNITE
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the opening to  set the tone for the day and get important information about the two day event!

Monday August 12, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
Auditorium

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 1
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools
avatar for Tamara Thomas

Tamara Thomas

Director of School Improvement, Johnston County Public Schools
State-level District and School Quality/Improvement PlanningK-12 School Administration - Leadership Coaching; Effective Organizational LeadershipK-12 District Administration - District and School Improvement; Student Support ServicesK-12 Arts Curriculum/Instruction


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 214

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 10
Limited Capacity full
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Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Covington

Charlene Covington

Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability
Charlene is the Student Information Instructional Coordinator for Johnston County Public Schools.


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 224

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 11
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 226

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 12
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Dorlisa Johnson

Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 228

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 13
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 230

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 14
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Christie Turner

Christie Turner

CIA Coordinator, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 232

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 15
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 225

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 16
Limited Capacity full
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Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 229

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 19
Limited Capacity filling up

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Ashleigh Gibson

Ashleigh Gibson

Director of MTSS & Coaching, Johnston County Schools
Ashleigh has been with the Johnston County School District for fifteen years. She served as an elementary classroom teacher and assistant principal before moving to central services as Director of Beginning Teacher Support. In the past five years, Ashleigh has developed a passion... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 332

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 2
Limited Capacity filling up

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Lanier

Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 216

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 20
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Angela Becton

Angela Becton

Director of Advanced Learning


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 334

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 21
Limited Capacity full
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Preschool specific session.  Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Hamilton

Kathy Hamilton

Testing, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 22
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Faitha Batten

Faitha Batten

Assistant Principal, Corinth-Holders Elementary


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 338

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 23
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 337

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 218

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 4
Limited Capacity filling up

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hostetter

Joshua Hostetter

Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 220

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 5
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 222

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 7
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 219

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 8
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   


Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 223

9:05am

reIGNITE Calibration 9
Limited Capacity seats available

Please attend one of the calibration sessions which will serve as your orientation!   

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
Room 237

10:35am

Conceptual Understanding, Application and Fluency in Middle Grades Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
  • Participants will explore resources available to aid in interpreting, planning, and implementing the standards.
  • Participants will discuss resources to supplement the curriculum.


Description: 
In this session, we will engage with new 6-8 math resources.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of the components of rigor as it relates to math tasks and the resources available from NCDPI to intentionally plan instruction.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Exploration, collaboration, and sharing

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 306

10:35am

Personalizing with Proficiency Scales
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will learn ways to differentiate instruction. They will understand and develop tiered assignments based on the levels found in proficiency scales that are needed to master and exceed standards

Description: 
Looking for a way to reach students of diverse needs in your classroom?  Try using tiered assignments! This session will provide an overview of the elements of a differentiated classroom and help participants use standards, proficiency scales and learner profiles to create assignments that support all learners.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Our presentation will be delivered using Google Slides. Participants will collaborate with others within their same grade band to analyze and create tiered assignments based on grade-level standards.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Ann Freeman

Leigh Ann Freeman

Lead Teacher
avatar for Robin Hiatt

Robin Hiatt

MTSS/Advanced Learning Coach, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 338

10:35am

Saying Goodbye to the Old Approach to AP: The Revitalization of Advanced Placement Resources and Process (Part 1 of 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
AP teachers and administrators will leave the session with an understanding of why College Board created new resources, what they are, how they are intended to be used, and what next steps are for teachers and AP coordinators.

Description: 
Advanced Placement Courses should not be for the anointed student; they should be for all students and our job as AP teachers is to prepare all students for the AP exam. AP instruction is intended to go beyond content explanation; AP students should demonstrate specific, higher-level thinking skills on the AP exams for college credit, so it is critical that AP classroom instruction prepare students.  In the 2019-2020 school year, the College Board is introducing a suite of free resources, designed and tested in collaboration with AP educators, to strengthen a teacher’s instructional practice leading to optimal learning for students.  AP teachers can use these tools through the year to help students learn college-level content and skills.  Changes will happen as well as to when and how AP exams are ordered.  AP teachers and administrators will leave the session with an understanding of why College Board created these new resources, how they are intended to be used, and what next steps are for teachers and AP coordinators.  

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will listen/view explanation slides, discuss material with both the group and with individuals, and view/listen/reflect upon several explanation videos.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lourcey

Michelle Lourcey

Associate Director, NC AP Partnership, The College Board
Michelle is the Associate Director of the NC Advanced Placement Partnership through the College Board. During her 27 years in education, she has served as a high school English teacher -- both face-to-face and online, a curriculum specialist, high school administrator, and the Chief... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 232

10:35am

SBTL in the Real-World Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): Middle-Grade Teachers, High School Teachers, Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will explore strategies for analyzing standards and learning targets for their curriculum and leave with a framework of ideas and documents for implementing SBTL for their individual content areas. 

Description: 
Participants will build their own SBTL portfolio for a unit based on presenter-led activities. These activities will increase student engagement and learning by spurring interest using techniques and resources students like, as well as moving the students towards ownership of their own learning. As students move towards self-ownership, teachers move into a facilitation role forcing students to learn how to conduct research and find answers. NOTE: Sample Learning targets/Standards will be provided; however, this course will be most meaningful if you can have access to a digital copy of the Standards/Learning targets for a course you teach. Participants will also need a device to work with digital artifacts.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will engage in instructional practices which correlate to several modalities, digital, audio, visual, kinesthetic, etc. 

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 216

10:35am

Smart Efficient Assessments with Schoolnet
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Let's power up your classroom assessments by using smart design principles for assessments aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. This session is best suited for Math, Science, and ELA teachers in grades 3-12.

Presentation Link

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 309

10:35am

What We Need to Know About Math EOG Achievement Levels (Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Upper Elementary (3rd-5th grades)

Rationale, Learning Objectives, & Description:
Let's explore the new EOG/EOC Achievement Level Descriptors from NCDPI. We will discuss what summative data (from grades 3-8 Math EOG and Math I and Math III EOC) tells us about a student's content knowledge and the levels of support needed to be successful in the next grade/course.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 329

10:35am

Digital Portfolios 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will see how digital portfolios can be used for themselves to document their reflections and growth professionally.  Teachers will also see how they can use digital portfolios with their students to help them reflect and grow.

Description: 
Do you want your students to own their learning?  Do you want them to see value in reflecting?  Portfolios might be your solution.  Using Google sites makes building a student portfolio of work a breeze.  Come see what it's all about by creating your own portfolio template in this hands on session.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Hands on making a portfolio template for your students or beginning a portfolio for yourself as an educator.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 214

10:35am

ECATS 101 (for EC Teachers)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Target Audience:
Anyone who completes or works with IEPs

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description: 
The new state data management system for Exceptional Children is required for EC teachers, regular education teachers, therapists, administrators, instructional coaches, etc. The session will include information on utilizing this system.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
ECATS software, computers, specific tutorial videos--access to PowerSchool for training 


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 307

10:35am

Gamifying the Classroom Using Digital Tools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will be able to use the tools introduced to facilitate learning in all content areas.

Description:
Everyone loves to play games. What if we can combine this love of play with the standards we need to teach? 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
I will introduce several digital gaming tools as well as some platforms for game monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Comerford

Sean Comerford

This will be my 23rd year in education. I believe that learning can and should be fun. I know teaching is.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 229

10:35am

Hybrid with Hyperdocs
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other):  
Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will engage with a hyperdoc to learn how to design a hyperdoc and will then begin to design a hyperdoc and learn how to assess a hyperdoc for essential qualities to use for personalized learning and flexible learning

Description: 
How do I design hybrid instruction for student engagement and student learning?  Hyperdocs provide a comprehensive way for teachers to design engaging and quality hybrid instruction.  In this session, participants will engage with a hyperdoc to learn about hyperdoc design, create their own hyperdoc, and learn how to assess a hyperdoc for essential qualities to use for personalized learning and flexible learning.  Participants will be engaged in the learning and creation of their product as well as share their products.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will need chromebooks to create their hyperdocs. It will mostly be led through online investigation and creation. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Ribar

Heather Ribar

Dean of Virtual Learning and Testing


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 223

10:35am

Integrating Digital Learning Standards from a Media Lens
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience: 
Media Coordinators and Technology Contacts

NC teachers and administrators have digital learning competencies, but what about our students? Join me to learn more about NC's Digital Learning Standards for Students, and generate ideas for integrating them in various curricular areas.

This is an interactive session, so bring a charged, computing device.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

School Library Media and Sandhills Regional Consultant, NCDPI
This is a brief bio.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 218

10:35am

Pathway Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Elementary Grade Teachers, Enhancement Teachers/Specialists


Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
The desired outcome is to provide teachers with a variety of tools to design and implement learning pathways to enhance student engagement while providing personalization relevant to any content area.

Description: 
Do you wonder how to create pathways? This session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the use of learning pathways to provide personalized learning opportunities. We will investigate a variety of tools to enhance instruction digitally. Participants will select a standard on which to build a pathway to use in any content area. Links to NC K-12 Essential Standards will be provided in the presentation.  Time will be provided for collaboration and creation of a pathway to use in your classroom.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Smart Panel, Voice & Choice - a variety of formats and digital tools will be shared., Learning Pathway, Opportunities will be provided to make and create pathways that meet participants standards of choice while collaborating with other educators.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Barnes

Carmen Barnes

Technology Teacher & SIT Chair, Johnston County Schools-West View Elementary
I am a technology teacher at West View Elementary. I am presenting this year on pathways, a tool to personalize learning.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 233

10:35am

Preschool Curriculum, Assessment, and Lesson Plans
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
1.Preschool teachers will know the content of the Creative Curriculum kit and required components of the curriculum.
2. Preschool Teachers will be equipped to access and use the TS Gold online assessment tool for ongoing documentation, developmental screening, and benchmark assessments. Teaching Strategies Gold is the online assessment component that goes along with the Creative Curriculum, which is Johnston County Public Schools preschool curriculum.
3. Preschool Teachers will be equipped to use a new Lesson Plan template that will ensure they intentionally plan all required preschool lesson components and clearly communicate how each component meets the standards and curriculum used by the Johnston County Public School Preschool Program. 

Description: 
Participants will complete a walkthrough of the Creative Curriculum Kit and an overview of the TS Gold online assessment tool and how it can be used for a variety of purposes.  We will review the NC Foundations of Early Learning Standards and how they align with the Creative Curriculum.  Participants will then be introduced to and equipped to use a new Lesson Plan template that will allow them to create and track lesson plans throughout the school year. We have created an electronic lesson plan template that meets all lesson plan requirements as outlined by the NC General Assembly guidelines, state licensing guidelines, and local (Johnston County) requirements for preschool classrooms. This will allow for consistency between how all teachers in the county document their lesson plans. Also, our electronic version gives teachers drop down lists that will give them a quick way to tag which Standard and curriculum objective they are meeting with each portion of their plan.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will use a speaker and a slides presentation in addition to hands on materials that will be modeled for teachers.  A classroom teacher will help present material to connect the relevance of the session to ongoing, relevant classroom practices. 


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

10:35am

STEAM-ify Your Classroom: 6 Ways to Start the Year with a STEM Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Elementary Grade Teachers, Middle Grade Teachers, Coaches/Leaders

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will:
- understand what STEM/STEAM is and why it is important to integrate into the classroom
- learn about STEM/STEAM tools that will be equitable for integration and student-centered learning.
- working in groups and individual participants will participate in a STEM technology playground with different lesson examples.
- participants will have access to an infographic with hyperdocs.

Description: 
Participants will be introduced to STEAM/STEM and its importance in being an integral part of the 21st-century classroom. We will learn the first layer of a STEM/STEAM Culture classroom by looking at the 4 Cs. We will be introduced to free STEM tools and resources to enhance student learning. We will learn how to build wonder, establish challenges, spark interest all while solving a problem. Participants will be introduced to free STEM resources that include lessons that meet standards.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will need a mobile device to interact; phone, ipad, laptop. I will deliver via a chromebook and smartboard (a remote if available). I will model how participants are to interact with the different STEM/STEAM lessons. There will be at least one group e and at least one individual lesson.

Speakers
JM

Jeanne McClure

STEAM Teacher, Cooper Academy


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 228

10:35am

Student Choice in a Pathway
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will:
-learn what a personalized pathway is.
-experience a personalized pathway.
-begin modifying a pathway to fit their content/grade level.

Description: 
This year I developed a personalized playlist for the ELA teachers at my school. The pathway was developed using interest inventory information from a 6th grade class. The students I witnessed were highly engaged. Each student has five different interest paths that could be followed. In each path there were 8 different articles students could choose to guide their path. I kept the class together by assigning the same types of activities. Students proceed down the path making the decisions about how to make their products and pieces connect to the original article. The session will start with an interest inventory, time to experience the project, and time to apply the ideas to different content areas and grade levels. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
You will need a device to fully experience the learning. We will be using Google products throughout the session to explore an interest inventory, experience a premade pathway, and modify a pathway to meet the needs of your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price

Curriculum Coach/IB Coordinator, Smithfield Middle School


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 215

10:35am

“Written in the Stars” (STAR Lab)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will experience how the use of the virtual environment of the STAR Lab will help students to learn about myths, legends, and folklore. In addition, participants will learn how to utilize the STAR Lab lessons to enhance and modify other lessons or units of study.  
Description:  
Participants will go into the STAR Lab and see how constellations can be used to tell stories and discuss legends, myths, and folklore.  They will learn some of the science behind the star patterns and be able to identify how that is important to the story telling. Participants will be asked to create their own myth, legend, or folktale for one of the Constellations and become a planetarium presenter. Teachers will get ideas for utilizing the STAR Lab to make connections to literature today and be able to do other reading and writing lessons as an extension from this experience.   (The STAR Lab is the small dome planetarium, that the county owns, which can be borrowed to showcase different aspects of the solar system, seasons, and facts about the stars.  The specific activity for this event will showcase the integration of literacy and science.)
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
I will model a lesson inside of the STAR Lab with participants.  In the virtual environment of the STAR Lab, participants will be looking at stars and Constellations as they hear different stories about the Constellations, based on myths, seasons, folktales.  Then, the participants will identify one of the Constellations or star patterns that was not discussed to come up with a myth, folktale, or legend that would explain the occurrence of that specific star pattern in the sky.  In addition, I will go over the use and ideas for various lesson/units that can be enhanced by the use of the STAR Lab.

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Thompson

Cristina Thompson

Technology Facilitator, Polenta Elementary JCPS


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 117 - Media Center

10:35am

Effectively Leading, Supporting and Sustaining a Personalized Learning Culture; Being an Effective Multiplier vs Accidental Diminisher
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will be able to:
* Identify key characteristics of a leader of personalized learning.
* Examine the characteristics of a Multiplier and how to increase your capacity to support personalized learning.
* Develop an understanding of and implications for being an Accidental  Diminisher.

Description:
Do you sometimes feel as if you are a cheerleader every day in class rallying your students to jump on board with new learning? Do you find yourself jumping in to offer answers or ideas because no one is speaking up? Are you always two steps ahead of your peers when it comes to implementing new ideas and innovative practices? If you answered "yes" to any of these, you may be an Accidental Diminisher vs an effective Multiplier.  In this session we will explore what it means to be an Accidental Diminisher and techniques that can help you model being an effective multiplier that supports personalized learning for all students.


Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Whole group instruction, partner sharing, small group collaboration, and personal reflection. 

Speakers
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Personalized Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute
**not able to attend the session but interested in what was shared:bit.ly/accdiminisher- please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (shayla_rexrode@ncsu.edu)Shayla Rexrode has been an avid supporter of education for over 20 years. Prior to joining The Friday Institute... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 225

10:35am

Growing Your Curriculum in a School Garden
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will learn how a school garden can benefit students and how teachers can utilize the garden to bring the curriculum to life.

Description: 
Content will include a brief informational session about our garden and how we were able to add it to our yard. Then, participants will engage in hands on learning experiences that they can do with their students that incorporate the garden into their curriculum. These experiences will show teachers that agricultural education is a fun and easy way to teach their standards.
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
First, will be a presentation of our DRES garden and how we funded it with a quick Q&A on how to start one at their school. Then we will do a few lessons where the participants will act as the students and learn multiple curriculum concepts through hands on activities.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Tingen

Jackie Tingen

STEM Teacher, Dixon Road Elem


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 219

10:35am

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Awareness, Behavior Change, Call to Action

Description: 
Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Movie, Group Discussion

Speakers
BF

Becky Fescina

Alliance Health


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 336

10:35am

Testing Accommodations: What's Up with That?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
All participants will have a better understanding of their role as a regular education or exceptional teacher when choosing/assigning testing accommodations for their students. One accommodation does not fit all students or needs in the classroom and some accommodations can actually be a hindrance. We will explore the research behind testing accommodations and how we can improve in personalizing for our students. 

Description:
Have you ever wondered how testing accommodations are decided upon for your students or which accommodations are necessary for student success? Is it a "One Size Fits All" decision? Have you ever wondered what the implications are for a student to be assigned testing accommodations? We will explore the research behind the accommodations allowed on state testing and how they can be helpful, harmful (to some students), and how we can work towards a common understanding of what "individual" really means in terms of testing accommodations. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Whole group, small group, visual, written, speaking 

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Hamilton

Kathy Hamilton

Testing, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 308

10:35am

Bring Back the Love
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will walk away with strategies to help their students develop a love of reading. Admin will walk away with strategies to help their staff rekindle their love of reading. Participants will learn strategies that will help them develop a culture of reading in their schools and classrooms.

Description: 
Participants will learn strategies that will help them develop a culture of reading in their schools and classrooms. We will discuss how to help students find their reading identity as well as different opportunities throughout the year that will help build excitement around reading. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will use Google Slides and have discussions about the participants’ reading identity.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Parrish

TJ Parrish

Principal, Johnston


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 334

10:35am

Into Reading Elementary Core Curriculum Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will gain an understanding of JCPS beliefs of Core curriculum, understand strategies used in core curriculum, and explore core curriculum resources.
Description: 
This session is a condensed version of the summer half day ELA PD.  It offers an overview of the JCPS beliefs about core curriculum and balanced literacy, an introduction to teaching strategies and routines used in the elementary curriculum, Into Reading, and a look at the online materials and resources of the program. Participants will leave with the brief overview of the elementary core curriculum.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 224

10:35am

My Perspectives Secondary Core Curriculum Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: Participants will gain an understanding of JCPS beliefs of Core curriculum, understand strategies used in core curriculum, and explore core curriculum resources.

Description: This session is a condensed version of the summer half day ELA PD.  It offers an overview of the JCPS beliefs about core curriculum and balanced literacy, an introduction to teaching strategies and routines used in the secondary curriculum, My Perspectives, and a look at the online materials and resources of the program. Participants will leave with the brief overview of the secondary core curriculum.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 226

10:35am

Students with Autism and the General Education Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand the “why” behind differentiating lessons for students with autism.  
 
Description:
This session is an overview of autism and best practices (ex. picture schedules) when teaching students on the spectrum.  Training will include some environmental design, schedules, structure (visual supports and material structure), learning styles, and antecedents for behaviors.  Participants will collaborate through the use of case studies to create their own structure to help the student succeed on the assignment.  

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
We have a PowerPoint to review and will have handouts and some examples for teachers.  We will also group teachers to work together. 


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 333

10:35am

Teaching Foundational Reading Skills with Fundations
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will determine what skills are foundational for reading; understand the role of foundational reading skills in the ELA core, review materials, activities, scope and sequence and resources of the Fundations program; discuss ways to use Fundations for Tier 2 & 3 intervention. 

Description: 
In this session, we will focus on the skills that are foundational for reading and understanding the role of these skills in the ELA core. We will review materials, activities, scope and sequence and resources of the Fundations program; discuss ways to use Fundations for Tier 2 & 3 intervention. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants will interact with each other in partners and small group and will have time for reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Turner

Christie Turner

CIA Coordinator, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:50am
Room 230

11:50am

Connect Time: 6-8 CTE
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 228

11:50am

Connect Time: 6-8 ELA
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 215

11:50am

Connect Time: 6-8 Math
Limited Capacity filling up

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 219

11:50am

Connect Time: 6-8 Media & Electives - PE, Art, Band, World Languages, etc.
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 229

11:50am

Connect Time: 6-8 Science
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
avatar for Dorlisa Johnson

Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 225

11:50am

Connect Time: 6-8 Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 223

11:50am

Connect Time: 9-12 CTE
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Russell

Becky Russell

Advanced Learning Coach, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 233

11:50am

Connect Time: 9-12 Electives & Media - PE, Art, Band, World Languages, etc.
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 232

11:50am

Connect Time: 9-12 English
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 214

11:50am

Connect Time: 9-12 Math
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Coates

Paula Coates

Deputy Superintendent, Johnston County Public Schools
I love school! I love to learn! I love to have fun! I love to be around good people. Good people do great things for students!!!!


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 216

11:50am

Connect Time: 9-12 Science
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Taylor

Brittany Taylor

Teacher, Clayton High School


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 224

11:50am

Connect Time: 9-12 Social Studies/History
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for middle and high school teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:45-1:40.

Speakers
SS

Suzanne Sweat

TLC, Princeton Middle/ High School


Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Room 218

11:50am

Lunch A (Elementary Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch A is for all elementary employees. You will be selecting a companion "Connect Time" during Lunch B.

Monday August 12, 2019 11:50am - 12:45pm
Food Trucks

12:45pm

Connect Time: 1st Grade - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 222

12:45pm

Connect Time: 1st Grade - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 219

12:45pm

Connect Time: 2nd Grade - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 223

12:45pm

Connect Time: 2nd Grade - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 214

12:45pm

Connect Time: 3rd Grade - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hiatt

Robin Hiatt

MTSS/Advanced Learning Coach, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 224

12:45pm

Connect Time: 3rd Grade - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Turner

Christie Turner

CIA Coordinator, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 226

12:45pm

Connect Time: 4th Grade - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 215

12:45pm

Connect Time: 4th Grade - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers
avatar for Faitha Batten

Faitha Batten

Assistant Principal, Corinth-Holders Elementary


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 228

12:45pm

Connect Time: 5th Grade - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 230

12:45pm

Connect Time: 5th Grade - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 232

12:45pm

Connect Time: Elementary Media & Electives - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 225

12:45pm

Connect Time: Elementary Media & Electives - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 229

12:45pm

Connect Time: Kindergarten - Benson - Polenta
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 218

12:45pm

Connect Time: Kindergarten - Powhatan - Wilson’s Mills
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 220

12:45pm

Connect Time: PreK - all schools
Limited Capacity filling up

This is an opportunity for pre-K and elementary teachers to connect with subject-alike peers from across Johnston County Public Schools.  Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:50-12:45.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

12:45pm

Lunch B (Secondary Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch B is for all secondary (middle and high school) employees. You will be selecting a companion "Connect Time" during Lunch A.


Monday August 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Food Trucks

1:40pm

Fighting Apathy in the Classroom; Strategies to Win the Battle
Limited Capacity filling up

Click here for a link to the presentation!

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 

Understand levels of engagement
Practice through engaging activities
Determine what is necessary for engagement to occur
Discuss/Share ways to create active, engaged learners in our classrooms

Description: 
 “Bueller?...Bueller?”  Are your students engaged with your content and with their own thinking?  This session will model the engaging activities you could use in your classroom to encourage self directedness and metacognition in all of your students.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
teachers will read, write, think, discuss and manipulate content in order to have hands on practical application of what it looks and feels like to be an engaged learner

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 334

1:40pm

Saying Goodbye to the Old Approach to AP: The Revitalization of Advanced Placement Resources and Processes (Part 2 of 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

NOTE: Participants are recommended to have attended Part 1 of this session.

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
AP teachers will leave the session having analyzed their specific course resources and the impact these resources can have on modifying and adjusting instruction.

Description: 
In this session, teachers will dive deeper into the new resource content and how these resources will help teachers create instruction that moves students through critical thinking levels during class time. Participants need to bring charged laptops in order to view their individual course resources online. AP teachers will leave the session having analyzed their specific course resources and the impact these resources can have on modifying and adjusting instruction.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will listen/view/discuss explanation slides, discuss material with both the group and with individuals, and analyze specific course content to determine possible gap and strength areas in current classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lourcey

Michelle Lourcey

Associate Director, NC AP Partnership, The College Board
Michelle is the Associate Director of the NC Advanced Placement Partnership through the College Board. During her 27 years in education, she has served as a high school English teacher -- both face-to-face and online, a curriculum specialist, high school administrator, and the Chief... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 232

1:40pm

Smart Efficient Assessments with Schoolnet
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Let's power up your classroom assessments by using smart design principles for assessments aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. This session is best suited for Math, Science, and ELA teachers in grades 3-12.


Presentation Link

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 309

1:40pm

After the Test: Using Data Analysis to Personalize Student Remediation and Review
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will be able to see how test analysis can work for a unit test, and how it can be manipulated based on the course and learning styles of students. Teachers will also see how the use of technology helps facilitate this process to help students self-reflect and personalize what they need. 

Description:
The session will focus on how to establish test analyses as a component of the class (buffer day between units) and how to build a system that works to help students reflect on their performance and topic mastery, as well as personalizing remediation and review of the test material based on performance and self-reflection.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Teachers will brainstorm what information they want to easily glean from students’ tests. They will look at how a test analysis can not only provide valuable self analysis for students, but also analysis of individual questions, topic mastery, and student preparedness going into the test, including how long students studied and which methods were used. Teachers can also use this information to establish remediation, review, or extension activities based on topic mastery. 

Speakers
JW

Joy Williamson

Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 333

1:40pm

Checkmate: Pathways to Mastery Using Proficiency Scales
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will create pathways for student learning based on a proficiency scale.  Teachers will provide voice and choice in how students access, engage in, and express their learning.  Teachers will examine different ways to pre-assess and track student progress in their learning. 

Description: 
Do you want to provide students with voice and choice in their learning at their level of understanding, but you’re just not sure how to manage the different levels and options?  Pathways are a great tool to allow students to enter different levels of the proficiency scale and work independently toward increasing their learning.  In this session, you will experience a “chess” pathway to see how pathways work.  After learning about pre-assessments, pathway development, and tracking student progress, you will create your own pathway by developing instructional strategies and artifacts of mastery for each level of a proficiency scale.  Leave with a pathway you can use for the upcoming school year! 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Since teachers will participate independently in a sample pathway on Google slides, they will need to bring their own devices.  After going through a sample pathway, teachers will learn in a whole group session about steps to creating a pathway, ways to pre-assess, and different options for tracking student progress.  Finally, teachers will work to create a pathway for their curriculum. 

Speakers
SS

Suzanne Sweat

TLC, Princeton Middle/ High School


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 215

1:40pm

Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
incorporate digital citizenship aspects into curriculum

Description: 
We want learners to be self monitoring and safe users of the technology to solve problems, to engage respectfully with others, to share, and to learn. In this digital rich society, we have an obligation to help guide our students to good digital citizenship in all their social interactions - in and out of school. During this session we'll discuss the 5 i's of digital citizenship that will help you promote digital citizenship in your classroom and beyond.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
modeling, discussion, reflection

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Lanier

Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 216

1:40pm

DLC's are for Enhancements/Electives, Too!
Limited Capacity seats available


Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Enhancement Teachers, Elementary, Coaches/Leaders

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will learn how to easily incorporate digital learning into their enhancement curriculum. 

Description: 
Our session will help enhancement teachers find tools and strategies on how to incorporate digital citizenship and integrating digital learning content into their classrooms. This hands-on session will offer subject specific ideas and resources for art, music, PE, media, and technology teachers that will engage learners and enhance your teaching!

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Brief modeling of how the technology works with their curriculum. Then teachers will be able to "play" with materials such as MakeyMakey, Dash and Dot, Sphero, and a few other tools in stations to see how they work. They will also have the resources of actual enhancement teachers who have utilized these tech tools in their classrooms to offer tips and tricks.


Speakers
avatar for Christine Avery

Christine Avery

Music, Dixon Road Elementary
avatar for Jackie Tingen

Jackie Tingen

STEM Teacher, Dixon Road Elem


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 219

1:40pm

ECATS 101 (for EC Teachers)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Target Audience:
Anyone who completes or works with IEPs

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description: 
The new state data management system for Exceptional Children is required for EC teachers, regular education teachers, therapists, administrators, instructional coaches, etc. The session will include information on utilizing this system.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
ECATS software, computers, specific tutorial videos--access to PowerSchool for training 


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 307

1:40pm

Making Seesaw Your Superpower
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
-navigate the Seesaw platform as a student and learn features to facilitate personalized learning
-describe ways to use Seesaw to foster collaboration between students and involvement with their families
-plan how to incorporate the Seesaw platform in their own learning environment

Description:
In this session we will use Seesaw applications to incorporate aspects of SBTL, collaboration, and relationship building. Participants will explore the platform as a student to familiarize themselves and will experience different ways to incorporate choice and effective communication. They will also spend some time discussing how Seesaw can enhance student learning experiences in their classroom. Participants will leave with ideas on how to incorporate their learning to increase student self-efficacy and communication.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Teachers will access Seesaw as a student and actively perform actions and activities geared toward standards-based teaching and learning. There will be visual supports provided to help those who might prefer to explore on their own. Hands-on experiences will yield artifact examples to guide future instructional planning. 


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 330

1:40pm

Open Your World to Free Resources through Go Open NC and Student Access
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Teachers will learn how to navigate the new Go Open NC resource database and learn about student access partnership with the Public Library of Johnston County.  They will learn how to access these resources and how to teach their students to access these resources.  

Description:
Need free online resources for you and your students?  Come learn about NCDPI's new online database GOOpenNC, where you and your students have access to tons of free material that has already been vetted and DPI and JCPS approved.  Also come learn about JCPS' new partnership with the Public Library of Johnston County, through Student Access.  Learn how to utilize your new free digital library card and access free resources offered through PLJC. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Powerpoint, discussion, interactive boards, time for exploration and sharing

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

Media Coordinator, Polenta Elementary School
avatar for Cristina Thompson

Cristina Thompson

Technology Facilitator, Polenta Elementary JCPS


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 233

1:40pm

The Magic of Morning Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
- To understand the 4 aspects of morning meeting (greeting, sharing, activity, message) and the ways that teachers can model the specific behavior they want children to imitate.  
- To be aware of what the research says about the morning meeting model, to increase emotional support and academic success.
- To know how to access resources to help them implement the morning meeting inside their classroom.
- To be able to incorporate academic content into morning meetings games.

Description: 
This session is an introduction to morning meeting and will help teachers to create a sense of community in their classroom. Teachers who have not yet implemented morning meeting are encouraged to attend and will also benefit from learning the basic framework of morning meeting and gain resources to implement morning meeting. During this session, teachers will participate in a morning meeting and gain resources to use in their classrooms. 

A daily Morning Meeting is an opportunity for students to build caring relationships with their peers and teachers, to actively participate and practice social and emotional skills through engaging activities, and to feel valued and connected to the school community. During Morning Meeting, students will learn to greet and speak to each other respectfully, listen attentively and respond with empathy, and approach interpersonal conflicts calmly and assertively. These skills are essential for academic achievement as well as success in college and professional settings. When students begin their day with a Morning Meeting, they feel welcomed and recognized for making a positive contribution to the group. This boosts confidence, reinforces positive behavior, and sets the tone for their learning throughout the day.




Speakers
TM

Tyler McKenzie

4th Grade Teacher, Four Oaks Elementary
LV

Laura Veling

5th Grade Teacher, Cleveland Elementary


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 338

1:40pm

A Learner with Agency is a Learner Prepared for Their Future!
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders


Learning Objectives & Rationale: Learners will be able to:
* develop a shared definition and understanding of Learner Agency.
* experience Learner Agency as an educator.
* identify the role Learner Agency currently plays in their classroom and strategies for further engaging students.
* start to think about what should be included in student profiles that can aid in the development of a personalized pathway

Description: 
Learner Agency is a hot topic that has some educators excited but has left others confused, frustrated and grabbling for resources and strategies to help their students achieve agency. In this session, we will clarify and develop a shared understanding of what learner agency is by allowing you to discover your OWN agency. As an educator with agency, you can start to think about the role learner agency currently has in your classroom and how you can further support students struggling to succeed in a personalized learning environment.


Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Whole group, small group collaboration and individual/partner pathway exploration

Speakers
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Personalized Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute
**not able to attend the session but interested in what was shared:bit.ly/accdiminisher- please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (shayla_rexrode@ncsu.edu)Shayla Rexrode has been an avid supporter of education for over 20 years. Prior to joining The Friday Institute... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 225

1:40pm

EC Basic Training
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
The goal for participants is to develop specialized learning plans and conduct/facilitate meetings that are conducive to compliant, relevant, individualized student outcomes.  

Description: 
EC Basic Training will focus on building a foundational level of understanding in order to develop IEPs, facilitate effective IEP meetings, and implement the requirements for compliant annual reviews, reevaluations, initial referrals, and in-state/out-of-state student transfers.  

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Smartboard, computer, internet/google, sticky notes

Speakers
CA

Cindy Anderson

Transition Coordinator, Johnston Co. School
GW

Gela Weaver

Program Specialist, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 228

1:40pm

Equity vs. Equality
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand the difference in equity and equality. Participants will be able to identify biases and better connect with students. Participants will understand how to create safer learning spaces. 

Description:
By learning about and participating in equity exercises, participants will learn about the different lens through which their students may see the world. By exploring these lens, participants will be able to create better learning environments and thus create better student learning opportunities and engagement. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants will be put in collaborative groups and engage in experiential activities. Additionally, there will be a whole group activity as well as whole group discussion. There will also be time for small group discussion and reflection.

Speakers
KB

Kelly Bradshaw

Teacher, South Johnston High School
Hi! I am Kelly Stanforth and am a teacher at South Johnston High School! I have enjoyed six wonderful years here and look forward to many more! I have had the unique opportunity of teaching the new 4th math option, Essentials of College Math, and am excited to share my experiences... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 229

1:40pm

MTSS: Data-Based Problem Solving and Intervention for Struggling Learners
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Attendees should leave this session prepared to engage in intentional problem solving for struggling learners and be able to begin planning for a tiered instructional model for their students.

Description:  
How will we respond when they don’t learn it?  This session will provide attendees with an overview of how to engage in an intentional data-based problem solving process for their struggling learners and how to plan for a tiered model of instruction and intervention.  Helpful resources aimed at supporting the problem-solving process and tiered instruction/intervention model will be shared.  Small group work will allow attendees to discuss example scenarios, current practices, and opportunities for growth.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
An overview of the problem solving process will be presented along with an introduction of the new Student Problem Solving Guide and Intervention System Planning Guide resources.  Educators will have the opportunity to group by grade level and/or content level to discuss example scenarios, current practices, and opportunities for growth.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 224

1:40pm

SMASH Problem-Based Learning with #SmashboardEdu
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will:
— Characterize the elements of problem-based learning.
— Experience problem-based learning through the free Smashboard Edu game.
— Collaborate to develop an actionable solution to a problem faced by our students using the Smashboard Edu process.
— Determine ways to incorporate problem-based learning and Smashboard Edu into their content area.

Description: 
Social media. Low student motivation. Poor attendance. Hunger. Bullying. SMASH IT!

Participants will learn the basic format of problem-based learning by experiencing it in a gamified format through Smashboard Edu. We will offer multiple options of problems to solve, all directly related to student learning, which models choice and authentic learning. By the end of our collaborative session, participants will also feel empowered to put their plan into action! We will showcase the learner agency that relevant, problem-based learning can inspire in our students across any content area or grade level.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will experience the Smashboard Edu method as a learner. We will use Google Sites and Slides to house our materials and model effective use of these digital tools.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 218

1:40pm

Social-Emotional Learning in HMH Into Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Session description to come.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 220

1:40pm

Success for All Students through Dual Language immersion
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
A brief rationale for schools to educate in dual languages
Strategies that enhance Academic Language Literacy in any language

Description: 
This session will provide several teaching strategies that focus on academic language proficiency and second language acquisition that can be incorporated in any class. Strategies will be interactive and will help increase student learning by increasing their use of academic language through the lens of linguistics. Strategies will include: morphology, list/group/label, and shades of meaning

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Video, group work, large chart paper to capture work, and Powerpoint


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 332

1:40pm

The H.E.A.R.T. of Relationships (TM)
Limited Capacity seats available

Part 1 of 2
This session will briefly introduce participants to relationship development through a lens of interpersonal neurobiology, and how it essential to build relationships to develop social/emotional intelligence and emotional regulation with students, co-workers, and your loved ones.

Speakers
MA

Mary Affee

DIRECTOR, Horizon Integrated Wellness Group
Mary L. Affee, LCSW, RPT-S, CHC, is a licensed clinical social worker, a registered play therapist supervisor, and a certified holistic health coach. Originally from Long Island, New York, Mary earned her first Masters Degree from Fordham University. She is frequently invited back... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 306

1:40pm

What Will They Text Next?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
To become aware of the Prevalence and Dangers of Social Media

Description: 
Prevalence of Technology & Social Media in Youth, Dangers of Social Media, Precautions

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
PowerPoint, Video

Speakers
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Becky Fescina

Alliance Health


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 336

1:40pm

First Read, Close Read Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In this session participants will have an understanding of first read and close read.  Participants will practice this strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.

Description:
In this session participants will understand and practice the first read, close read strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.  Participants will engage in conversation about how this strategy will help to deepen student thinking in regards to text. 


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 226

1:40pm

Learning with Lexia
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will walk away feeling more confident in managing Lexia in their classroom by analyzing data, reviewing student performance, and learning motivational strategies for student progression.

Description: 
This session will be focused on teachers learning the basics of Lexia. During the session, teachers will learn:
2--How to access and use teacher dashboard-
1--the ins and outs of the program
5--motivational strategies to keep students engaged and progressing
4--best practices for Lexia lesson management (check in during PLCs)
4--the difference between Skillbuilders and lessons
4--Red Apple Procedure
3--How to analyze student data
5--difference between target goals and usage goals

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Google Slides on Smartboard -- teachers will need a device and access to Lexia

Speakers
avatar for Casey Tetterton

Casey Tetterton

Teaching and Learning Coach, South Smithfield Elementary
avatar for Heidi Joyner

Heidi Joyner

Teaching and Learning Coach, West Smithfield Elementary


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 337

1:40pm

Reading/Writing Workshop in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Student choice is essential for student engagement. Giving students choice in what they read, write, and how they present their learning allows for students to show the extent of what they’ve learned. How can this model be incorporated with our new curriculum? Let’s sift through resources, discuss ideas, and plan.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 222

1:40pm

Teaching Them to Fish: Using Notice and Note Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
1st-5th Grade Teachers

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Notice and Note Signposts.

Description:
"When kids read to transact with a text, not merely extract from the text, they have a better chance of becoming lifetime readers and lifetime learners." -Kylene Beers and Robert Probst (2017) In this session participants will gain an understanding of the Notice and Note signposts developed by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst.  They will discover how to use the signposts to guide students to a deeper understanding of texts by "noticing everything, questioning everything, and weighing everything they are reading against their lives, the lives of others, and the world around them."(Beers and Probst 2013). Participants will use texts to identify authors' use of signposts in texts and discuss strategies to encourage students to notice signposts in their own reading.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 230

1:40pm

The Traveling Backpack
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:

The content of my session will include resources from the Traveling backpack and a website that I created with research-based writing activities.
The Traveling Backpack project has been applied in 2nd grade Dual Language Classes. This project wants to celebrate culture where Dual Language students and families learn about fantastic places, experience adventures while discovering items from a particular country; such as multicultural instruments, clothing, and books.
The website focuses on two categories of the translanguaging writing process: 1) Writing as Dialogue: students use tools that allow them to talk to themselves, a classmate, a relative, or a teacher; and 2) Writing and Multimodalities: students are exposed to different tools of multimedia production as writing. These resources can be used with English Language Learners from different Grades.


Speakers
avatar for Yeimy Del Rio

Yeimy Del Rio

Dual Language Teacher, Polenta Elementary School


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 2:55pm
Room 223

1:40pm

Overview of the Early Childhood Outcome Summary Form (COSFs)
Limited Capacity filling up


Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will: understand the content of the three childhood outcomes (positive social relationships, acquisition of knowledge and skills, and taking actions to meet needs), develop an intentional plan to collect measurable data that will support ratings, know about and use resources to compare a child's functional behavior to age expected milestones, know how to use the rating scale, and understand the developmental trajectories



Description: 
This session will help participants understand the basic requirements of the North Carolina Early Childhood Outcomes System and effective practices to collecting data on functional child performance that can be used to support the child outcome summary ratings. The relationship between conducting the early childhood ratings using high quality data and the NC Teaching Professional Standards is also explained.



Modalities/Implementation Practices:  
Smartboard/presentation screen, handouts, videos, activities


Speakers
avatar for Katie Lewis

Katie Lewis

Consultant, NC Office of Early Learning
Director of Preschool


Monday August 12, 2019 1:40pm - 4:20pm
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

3:05pm

Elementary School Leaders' Influence on Standards-based Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other):
Coaches/Leaders

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
School leaders will understand their role in the implementation of Standards-based mathematics instruction. 

Description: 
Have you underestimated the complexity of Standards-based mathematics instruction?  Could it be hindering student growth at your school?  
The North Carolina Standard Course of Study for K-8 Mathematics set expectations for the content and skills students should master by the end of each grade and the practices in which they should use regularly, but these standards do not include directions on how to teach to meet the expectations. In order to successfully provide this type of instruction, teachers need to have a deep understanding of both the content and how students understand and learn the content (Ball, 2003; Clements & Sarama, 2004; Carpenter, Fennema, Peterson, Chiang & Loef, 1989). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supported the creation and implementation of the common mathematics Standards and acknowledged that the shift would take time (NCTM, 2014; Hirsch, Lappan, & Reys, 2012). This means the implementation of Standards-based instruction requires training as well as time for teachers to develop new instructional strategies. In this session, school leaders will learn how to support Standards-based mathematics instruction to promote teacher and student growth. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
This session will incorporate lecture and discussion facilitated through mathematics education research and student work samples. 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Kates

Amanda Kates

North Carolina State University
Join the Captivate your Class Facebook group to share ideas after the sessions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/410589479805822/


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 338

3:05pm

Escape the Mundane & Unlock Your Potential
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for "Escaping Math Phobias"

In Pearson's Escape Room, play a math game that involves players working collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking real-world math problems to open a locked box.

Speakers
KO

Ken Orgain

Pearson


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 332

3:05pm

Journey to SBTL
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
  1. Attendees will understand the research behind SBTL and how it impacts student motivation and learning.
  2. Participants will analyze standards for verbs and skills, and how these can assist in development of proficiency scales.
  3. Teachers will explore proficiency scales for content area.
  4. Teachers will be able to locate resources in support of SBTL in the classroom.

Description:
Do you feel trepidation at the thought of moving into Standards Based Teaching and Learning? We’re here to say “Pack your suitcase and get on board!” Engage with teachers who have spent a year traveling the path of Standards Based Teaching and Learning. Explore the research behind SBTL and its impact on student motivation and learning. Take the first steps to developing proficiency scales. Fill your bag with resources to manage and support your adventure into SBTL.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Visual: Interactive presentation; Auditory: Question and answer session; Kinesthetic: Sorting exemplars based on proficiency scale


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 333

3:05pm

Making Math Groups Count
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will:
- Engage in group work and experience the PEARL framework as learners. 
- Be equipped to use the framework in their classes to maximize student engagement in group work.

Description:
We will share how the PEARL Framework can be used with any math task to enhance student group work. We will model through a task found in the unpacking document.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
We will share the PEARL framework through Google Slides and have teachers work through a task as students to experience the PEARL objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Annah Creech

Annah Creech

Swift Creek Middle
I am teaching 8th grade math. I have been teaching middle school math 20 years.
avatar for Sherri Gaster

Sherri Gaster

2019-2020 will be my 17th year in education, and my fourth at Princeton Middle/High. I teach Math 1, Math 2, and AP Calculus.


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 337

3:05pm

Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
incorporate digital citizenship aspects into curriculum

Description: 
We want learners to be self monitoring and safe users of the technology to solve problems, to engage respectfully with others, to share, and to learn. In this digital rich society, we have an obligation to help guide our students to good digital citizenship in all their social interactions - in and out of school. During this session we'll discuss the 5 i's of digital citizenship that will help you promote digital citizenship in your classroom and beyond.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
modeling, discussion, reflection

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Lanier

Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 216

3:05pm

ECATS 101 (for EC Teachers)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Target Audience:
Anyone who completes or works with IEPs

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description: 
The new state data management system for Exceptional Children is required for EC teachers, regular education teachers, therapists, administrators, instructional coaches, etc. The session will include information on utilizing this system.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
ECATS software, computers, specific tutorial videos--access to PowerSchool for training 


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 307

3:05pm

Full STEM Ahead
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Digital Content and Instruction: Teachers will know and use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction. *Identify, evaluate, and utilize appropriate digital tools and resources to challenge students to create, think critically, solve problems, establish reliability, communicate their ideas, collaborate effectively.

Description: 
Are you looking for innovative and relevant technology to bring into your classroom? These interactive educational technology resources will transform your classroom and bring excitement into student learning.  
1)Tinkercad- 3D shapes (2nd grade), Area and Perimeter (3rd grade), solve for volume of composite shapes (5th grade)
2) Merge Cubes- discover the solar system (3rd grade), discover the parts of the human body (5th grade)
3) Deck Toys-  (Digital Breakouts) for all grade levels and subjects

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Slide deck, ipads, chromebooks, merge cubes, websites to tinkercad and deck toys, and apps- focus on hands-on experiences


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 229

3:05pm

Hybrid with Hyperdocs
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will engage with a hyperdoc to learn how to design a hyperdoc and will then begin to design a hyperdoc and learn how to assess a hyperdoc for essential qualities to use for personalized learning and flexible learning


Description: 
How do I design hybrid instruction for student engagement and student learning?  Hyperdocs provide a comprehensive way for teachers to design engaging and quality hybrid instruction.  In this session, participants will engage with a hyperdoc to learn about hyperdoc design, create their own hyperdoc, and learn how to assess a hyperdoc for essential qualities to use for personalized learning and flexible learning.  Participants will be engaged in the learning and creation of their product as well as share their products.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will need chromebooks to create their hyperdocs. It will mostly be led through online investigation and creation.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Ribar

Heather Ribar

Dean of Virtual Learning and Testing


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 223

3:05pm

Igniting Informational Text: Research in the Primary Grades
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will learn how to move K-2 students towards independent research and publishing through a variety of technology tools.


Description:  
This session will show participants how even our youngest learners can independently research and publish their work!  We will take participants through the steps of how to explore informational text and the phases of research.  Participants will also explore a variety of technology tools that students can use to independently publish their research upon completion. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Our session will include collaborative discussion, interactive participation along with some whole group delivery.  We will use a variety of technology tools such as Chatterpix, Book Creator, Symbaloo, NC Wiseowl, Flipgrid, Discovery Education etc.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

Media Coordinator, Polenta Elementary School
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Tara Roy

ELA Coach, Polenta


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 233

3:05pm

Navigating MAP Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will understand the purpose of the following MAP reports: Achievement Status and Growth Projection, Class Breakdown, Grade Report, Projected Proficiency, Student Profile, Student Progress and Student Goal Setting.

Description:
Participants will learn how to access and use MAP Reports in the NWEA system. We will discuss similarities and differences between the reports and the best uses for each one. Teachers will use the Student Profile report to analyze individual student trend data over time; this practice allows decisions to be made regarding individualized instruction. The hyperlinked reports allow teachers to view the learning continuum by academic domain areas and make decisions about what students know and what they are ready to learn. Following the Winter and Spring benchmark administrations, the Achievement Status and Growth data can be analyzed to discover how students are performing overall in comparison with their classmates. Instructional delivery for students can be adjusted accordingly in order to help them progress. 

Science and Social Studies teachers can have access to the same reports for their classes. They have the ability to analyze the achievement levels of students in their class and find instructional materials for their students to meet them at the level for which they are currently ready to learn. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants will need a device and their MAP username and password. 


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 329

3:05pm

OER Champions
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Media Coordinators and Technology Contacts Only

Learning Outcomes/Rationale:
Participants will:
- Gain familiarity with the #GoOpenNC platform and purpose, including our JCPS-specific hub
- Review what makes digital educational resources high-quality
- Learn how you can be an OER Champion in your school by creating awareness and working with teachers to contribute to the platform
- Receive OER Champion SWAG!

Description:
With the launch of NCDPI’s new #GoOpen platform, educators from across the state will be able to access thousands of open educational resources - for FREE! In order to raise awareness and create sustainability of the platform, we need you to become OER Champions! In this session, we’ll explore both the platform as a whole and our JCPS-specific hub, review what makes quality digital educational resources, and discover how you can encourage teachers in your building to utilize and contribute to the OER movement!

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Google Slides, Discussion, Collaboration, Exploration of the site


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Haumont

Stephanie Haumont

Media Specialist, Cleveland High School


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 218

3:05pm

reDiscovering Discovery Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Interrupt your Teaching Practices use Discovery Education for Critical and Creative Thinkers!

Go hands-on with meaningful integration of digital media, literacy, and differentiation. We know attention drives learning. Come learn how you can attract attention, increase active engagement, and conscious learning in your instruction as you explore the New Discovery Education Experience. Walk away with instructional strategies to use day one and set up your personalized learning channels in the New Discovery Experience.


Speakers
avatar for Wanda Hanley

Wanda Hanley

Digital Learning Coordinator, Wake County Public Schools
I love using tech tools in the classroom! I use a variety of tech tools with projects, but also for instruction. One of my favorites is Discovery Education and their SOS strategies, which bring the class to life! Choices empower students, so I believe in providing students with choices... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 309

3:05pm

Student Choice in a Pathway
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will:
-learn what a personalized pathway is.
-experience a personalized pathway.
-begin modifying a pathway to fit their content/grade level.

Description: 
This year I developed a personalized playlist for the ELA teachers at my school. The pathway was developed using interest inventory information from a 6th grade class. The students I witnessed were highly engaged. Each student has five different interest paths that could be followed. In each path there were 8 different articles students could choose to guide their path. I kept the class together by assigning the same types of activities. Students proceed down the path making the decisions about how to make their products and pieces connect to the original article. The session will start with an interest inventory, time to experience the project, and time to apply the ideas to different content areas and grade levels. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
You will need a device to fully experience the learning. We will be using Google products throughout the session to explore an interest inventory, experience a premade pathway, and modify a pathway to meet the needs of your classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price

Curriculum Coach/IB Coordinator, Smithfield Middle School


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 215

3:05pm

Building Our "Empathy Muscle"...Proactive Bullying Prevention
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
1. Teachers will understand the relationship between empathy and bullying prevention.
2. Teachers will understand how empathy and social justice are connected.
3. Teachers will explore student activities that will build the “empathy muscle”.
4. Teachers will explore everyday practices to model empathy in the classroom.
Description: 
Do your students frequently call each other names, make comments to embarrass one another or use language that could be hurtful to their peers...or even YOU?  Whether this is perceived as mischievous play or malicious targeting, it is wreaking havoc on the culture in your classroom and probably your sanity.  In this session, we will explore the connection between empathy and proactive bullying prevention.  You will gain insight to the importance of teaching empathy and how instrumental it can be  in creating an inclusive classroom culture where differences are valued instead of targeted.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Visual: Facilitators will use interactive presentation software that will be projected on a Smartboard/Smart Panel Tv/Projector.  In addition, both digital and print resources/lessons/activities/strategies will be available to each participant based on their preference and grade level.
Auditory: Facilitators will present information and model activities and best practices that teachers can take back to their classrooms.
Kinesthetic: Teachers will participant in “Cross the Line” activity which will have them up and out of their seats, moving, all while reflecting on their personal experiences with bullying and/or those of their students.


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 232

3:05pm

Getting to know Google (Basics)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will learn the basics of Google suite - exploring hands-on the ins and outs of the platform.   This session is for beginners or those who feel overwhelmed by Google.

Description: 
Do you want to know more about Google but were afraid to ask?  Here is your chance to ask those questions and get the answers.  No judgment here, you will be allowed time to explore features that are shared so that you. You will leave comfortable with the platform, and ready to start the year with confidence.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Hands on exploration of your Google account and features.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 214

3:05pm

Interdisciplinary Art, Personalized!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
I would like the outcome of this session to, largely, be teachers who feel more confident in understanding learner profiles and how to use the learner  profiles to create personalized pathways. Another outcome I'd like to have is helping teachers understand how the art curriculum can be crossed, in many ways, with the core curriculums. I want them to hear how, my visual and artistic students who struggle in various core curriculums, have learned core standards through creating artwork. 

Description:
How can learning be personalized in the art room to support the standards in the core curriculum? Then, I will explain how I use learner profiles to determine how I will deliver the material to the students. From the explanation about learner profiles, I will explain how I use the profiles to create the personalized pathways for my learners. Lastly, I will explain how I use a reflection piece from the students at the end of each unit to improve the unit, and to determine how to move into the next unit. My learners in art are more engaged when they know the curriculum has been personalized to them, which helps them to learn more effectively. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Video testimonials by students, Prezi, note pages/framework pages, and all things Google! 

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 219

3:05pm

Mindfulness in the classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Any Grade, counselors, social workers, psychologists

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will acquire an understand of the science behind mindfulness and the benefits of its practice for themselves, as teachers, and their students. Through the practice of mindfulness, participates will also develop practical skills in building resilience, compassion and empathy and in teaching these same skills to students / supporting students in doing the same. 

Description: 
Learn how to transform your classroom into a calmer more learner friendly environment by integrating mindfulness into your work with your students.  Mindfulness practice in the classroom can improve students´ emotional regulation, focus and engagement as well as help build positive connections between students and staff. Participants will engage in several mindfulness activities and leave with resources that they can use to implement in their classrooms.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Google slides, videos, audience participation

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 228

3:05pm

MTSS: Data-Based Problem Solving and Intervention for Struggling Learners
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Attendees should leave this session prepared to engage in intentional problem solving for struggling learners and be able to begin planning for a tiered instructional model for their students.

Description:  
How will we respond when they don’t learn it?  This session will provide attendees with an overview of how to engage in an intentional data-based problem solving process for their struggling learners and how to plan for a tiered model of instruction and intervention.  Helpful resources aimed at supporting the problem-solving process and tiered instruction/intervention model will be shared.  Small group work will allow attendees to discuss example scenarios, current practices, and opportunities for growth.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
An overview of the problem solving process will be presented along with an introduction of the new Student Problem Solving Guide and Intervention System Planning Guide resources.  Educators will have the opportunity to group by grade level and/or content level to discuss example scenarios, current practices, and opportunities for growth.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 224

3:05pm

Sanford Harmony Social and Emotional Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Elementary Grade Teachers, 6th grade teachers, Coaches/Leaders

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will be able to implement the Sanford Harmony Social and Emotional Learning Program to strengthen social and emotional development in PreK-6th children, building stronger peer relationships.

Description: 
Sanford Harmony was developed and researched by educators at the Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Researchers sought to identify practical methods for reducing relational conflicts in the classroom while increasing student confidence, relationship skills and academic excellence. Incorporating best practices developed through their research, they created a program to achieve these goals by teaching understanding and empathy through classroom discussions, stories, activities and lessons.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
This session will incorporate whole class lecture using powerpoint. Attendees will participate in interactive activities of 'Meet Up' and 'Buddy Up' that are the basic strategies used in the classroom activities of the Sanford Harmony Program. Participants will bring laptops to access the Sanford Harmony Professional Learning Library of resources while also exploring the hands-on no cost Harmony kits.  


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 334

3:05pm

Verbal De-Escalation Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will be able to identify potential situations of escalation, handle issues professionally, seek assistance and identify next steps.

Description: 
This session will help educators identify potential situations of escalation and how to mediate/de-escalate verbally.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
PowerPoint, Video

Speakers
BF

Becky Fescina

Alliance Health


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 336

3:05pm

Addressing Literacy Standards Using Memes
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Middle and high school educators

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description:
Memes are a common form of expression for teenage students. Learn how to combine student interest in memes using Google Docs and Drawings in order to address literacy standards in a fun and engaging manner. Materials will be provided to ensure students do not encounter inappropriate content when creating memes. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Using the Common Core State Standard Progression Tool, participants will explore literacy standards and how they progress K-12. Lesson materials will be provided that allow students to safely use memes without fear of encountering inappropriate material. Participants will then learn how to create memes using Google Docs and Drawings that address the standards that they explored with the progression tool.  Sample lesson templates from multiple grade levels and subject areas will be shared that address the literacy standards. Materials will incorporate literature commonly used in schools, relevant science articles and primary source social studies documents.
Participants will practice what they learned by creating their own memes in a sample lesson template and have the opportunity to share them with others. As time permits, they can then modify the lesson materials to meet the personal needs of their students.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 220

3:05pm

Launching Your Year With HMH Into Reading
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand how a module is set up and begin to plan for unit 1 using the tools in Into Reading as well as proficiency scales.

Description: 
Launch your year right! In this session participants will spend time exploring the set up of the first module of Into Reading for their grade level, by exploring the theme, essential question and text set used in the first module. Participants will also understand how proficiency scales can be used to help gauge student progress throughout the unit. It is recommended that participants have attended either the half day Curriculum PD over the summer (July 9, 16, or 30) or have attended the reIGNITE session, Elementary ELA Curriculum Introduction.



Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 230

3:05pm

Launching your Year with My Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand how a unit is set up and begin to plan for unit 1 using the tools in My Perspectives as well as proficiency scales.

Description: 
Launch your year right!  In this session participants will spend time exploring the set up of the first module of My Perspectives for their grade level, by exploring the theme, essential question and texts used in the first module. Participants will also understand how proficiency scales can be used to help gauge student progress throughout the unit. It is recommended that participants have attended either the half day Curriculum PD over the summer (July 9, 16, or 30) or have attended the reIGNITE session,  Secondary ELA Curriculum Introduction. 

Speakers
avatar for Dorlisa Johnson

Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 225

3:05pm

Motivating Middle School Students To Read
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
It is my goal to find a way to bridge the gap between student’s virtual world and the classroom, in doing so, the benefits are endless. Students will begin taking ownership of their learning through reflection of their learning habits, students’ motivation to read will increase causing a domino effect at our school and in our community, and lastly students will foster a flame for learning by igniting reading.  

Description: 
As a middle school English Language Arts teacher, I am challenged with getting my students to read for pleasure; I am competing with a virtual world. I imagine most of my students getting home at the end of a school day, throwing their book bag on the couch, and logging on to their favorite video game. For some students, this is where they will settle in for a few hours and possibly play virtually with friends. Through different modes of research, studies have found a close link between reading motivation and student’s academic achievement (Falter Thomas, p. 46). If we can motivate students to read on their own and to enjoy reading, then we would take part in molding future life-long learners.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
The different modalities that will be used is Wix Website, Google Classroom, EdPuzzle, Hosting Book Tastings, Literature Circles, and Authentic Audiences.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Stilley

Chelsea Stilley

ELA Teacher, Innovation Academy Smithfield NC
I have been teaching elementary level for 6 years. This will be my first year teaching middle school! I am very excited about PBL and can't wait to kick off the new school year!


Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 226

3:05pm

Reading/Writing Workshop in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Student choice is essential for student engagement. Giving students choice in what they read, write, and how they present their learning allows for students to show the extent of what they’ve learned. How can this model be incorporated with our new curriculum? Let’s sift through resources, discuss ideas, and plan.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
Room 222
 
Tuesday, August 13
 

8:15am

Crash Course: Using Literacy Circles to Enhance the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will:
- Gain a strategy to help students read and analyze primary source documents.
- Be provided the necessary steps/resources to enact the literacy circle strategy.
- Have an opportunity participate in a demonstration of literacy circles in action.
- Develop a plan for using this literacy circle strategy in their classroom.

Description: 
Literacy circles are not just for English/Language Arts classrooms! In this session, participants will have the chance to discover, through collaboration and simulation, an interactive way for students to read primary source documents. Participants will also leave this session with a plan for how to make this strategy work for their classroom! Using a blend of student choice, purposeful reading, and cooperative classroom discussion, literacy circles provide students the opportunity to experience and take ownership of history for themselves.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Google slides will contain provided resources and definitions of basic ideas. But the majority of the session will allow participants to work together to experience the literacy circle protocol as learners. Participants will then be given time to plan how to use literacy circles in their classrooms - offering the chance to discuss their plans with each other and the presenter.Session description to come.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 336

8:15am

Flipping the Script: Exploring the 3 Acts of an Oscar Worthy Math Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
The session aims to increase teacher understanding of and comfort with:
*Implementing engaging tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.
*Providing low floor, high ceiling tasks to promote equity and access.
*Building relationships through the facilitation of meaningful discourse.
*Increasing student voice and ownership in the problems they solve and strategies they use.
*Posing purposeful questions.
*Supporting productive struggle.
*Transitioning from teacher centered to student centered instruction.

Description: 
This session will challenge the tenants of a traditional math class by challenging teachers to be less helpful, allowing their students call the shots in the using the 3 Act Approach. Participants will immerse themselves in a 3-Act Task as a learner, then dive deeper into the structures and supports of a successful 3-Act Task. They will explore how 3-Act Tasks provide all students with access to mathematics in a way that is highly engaging and develops their agency and curiosity as learners.



Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Participants will participate in a 3 Act Task as a Learner so that the process is modeled for them. The lesson will be housed in a Google Webpage including Vimeos. Participants will then compare engagement, student agency, content delivery and real-world implications of this type of lessons to that of a traditional math lesson with direct instruction and practice. Interviews of students from FOES will be included about their experiences with 3 Act Tasks.

3 Act Process
Act 1:  Setting the Hook/Creating a NEED to do math.
Participants will view a quick video clip of a real world situation to spark curiosity.  Participants notice and wonder about what they see.  Participants pose questions and define a problem that is worth their time to solve. 
Act 2:  Gathering Tools/Information
Participants estimate possible solutions.  Participants identify additional resources and information needed to solve their problem.  The facilitator provides information only when asked by the participant.  Participants work on solving their problem/answering their question.
Act 3:  The Reveal
Participants share their answers/solutions and discuss strategies.  The facilitator reveals the actual answer.  Discussion follows about reasonableness of estimates, answers, and strategies.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 223

8:15am

Pathways to Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
  • Understand the importance and relevance of using a pathway
  • Introduced to resources to help implement a pathway
  • Be able to create a pathway
  •  Also they will learn a lot from our mistakes!

Description: 
During this session teachers can learn how and why they should  use a pathway with early elementary children.   We will share design and implementation ideas from our experiences using them this past school year. Teachers will have the chance to begin a pathway for their classroom during this session.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Use of a smart board to show examples and design. Teachers need a charged device. 60 minutes


Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Raynor

Elizabeth Raynor

Teacher, Four Oaks Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 338

8:15am

Problem-Based Learning Units: Integrating Science into ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
  • Participants will understand integrated units.
  • Participants will understand how to use literacy skills/standards to explore science concepts.
  • Participants will be excited to try problem-based learning in their own classrooms. 
  • Participants will have brainstormed ideas including questions that address one or more standards they want to cover using the model.

Description: 
Student engagement is bred out of encounters with exploring their curiosities. In this session, we will dive into a problem-based learning model that allows students to use their ELA skills to discover the answers to big questions they want to solve about the real world - including ideas about science and social studies.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will give participants a driving question (problem to solve) and allow them to work through sources to integrate information and report back - exactly what their students will do should they decide to use this model. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 222

8:15am

The Power of Data in Schoolnet
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Learn about the many types of data available in Schoolnet and make a plan for how to use data in Schoolnet to personalize instruction. This session is designed to benefit all teachers. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 309

8:15am

ECATS 101 (for EC Teachers)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Target Audience:
Anyone who completes or works with IEPs

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description: 
The new state data management system for Exceptional Children is required for EC teachers, regular education teachers, therapists, administrators, instructional coaches, etc. The session will include information on utilizing this system.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
ECATS software, computers, specific tutorial videos--access to PowerSchool for training 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 307

8:15am

Expanding Digital Leadership Beyond Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives, Rationale & Description: 
One of the NC Digital Learning Competencies (DLC) is about demonstrating leadership, but what does this exactly mean? Engaging in face-to-face & virtual learning communities, taking initiative with your own personal growth, and demonstrating leadership beyond your classroom are all part of it. Come to this session to gain a better understanding of what "leadership in digital learning" could look like for you.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
model, discussion, reflection

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Lanier

Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 214

8:15am

Google Apps for Education (Advanced)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
This session will open with a Learner Profile overview and Google Forms sample and how can you use Google Apps to meet the needs of your students once you have the data in hand.  The focus will be on Google Classroom and the apps within google to create personalized lessons for your students.

Description: 
Do you know a little about your Google account, but would love to know more?  This is your chance to see how Google Classroom and Suite can provide you with a starting point to enhance any lesson.  Forms can be used for formative assessments and student products can be made with Google slides and sites.  Google has it all! Come learn how to ramp up your Google skills to the next level.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: Hands on based on learner profile needs.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 230

8:15am

High Value Digital Tools for Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will:
1. Understand the basic concepts of personalized learning.
2. Understand the how several high value tools can be combined to create personalized learning.
3. Begin to create learning experiences using their new understanding. 

Description: 
We often chase the latest and greatest tools in Edtech. However, when trying to create a learning environment that allows for student voice, choice and flexible-pacing, some tools are more versatile than others. Learn how focusing on a small set of high value digital tools can help you create personalized learning opportunities.


Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants see demonstrations of each tool. Next, they will see an example of how they are combined to create personalized learning experiences for students. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to begin creating using the tools demonstrated. 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools
avatar for Joshua Hostetter

Joshua Hostetter

Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 224

8:15am

How to Build an Effective Learner Profile (and what to do with it)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Teachers will be able to create a learner profile that gathers relevant information based on how the teacher wishes to use it. By starting with how the teacher wants to use the profile, he or she can create a profile in the session that will be able to be used effectively in class. 

Description:
This session will assist with the creation of the learner profile, delivery of the profile questions, and analysis of the data. If educators understand the whole student (academics, extra curricular activities, needs, goals, community life, home life), we have a better chance at creating relationships. These relationships fuel a classroom dynamic of inclusion that will allow more personalized delivery as well as classroom procedures. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Teachers will brainstorm what information they wish to use a learner profile for, and what information they might want to know about their students before coming into the class. Then, we will show the information that we are able to gather in a learner profile and what we are able to do with it. Teachers will work in small groups to identify: what type of learner profile would work best for them, the types of questions they wish to ask, as well as how they wish to use this information. We will share as a group at the end of the session for peer feedback and final questions. 

Speakers
JW

Joy Williamson

Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 333

8:15am

Uncovering Fake News
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In the age of social media, our students mainly get their news from SnapChat and Instagram. Knowing this, we have an obligation to teach them how to navigate fake news. Our objective is to give teachers a few simple tools that they can easily integrate into their lessons to help their students distinguish fake news from real news. We also want students to be able to make the connection between school and home. Research on a phone looks different than research on a desktop. We need to teach students in a way that is relevant to the device that is in their hands and is most applicable to them. 

Description: 
Have you ever asked yourself, "How does fake news affect my classroom?" How are we supposed to teach kids to navigate fake news when it is hard for us to navigate it ourselves? What resources do we use? What tools do we need? Come join in the conversation and discover ways you can assist your students in uncovering the fake news that surrounds them. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Google slides, group discussion, and action steps for next school year.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 232

8:15am

You're Not Being Replaced By a Computer
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: 
In this session participants will focus on keeping student-teacher relationships at the center of an ever growing online learning environment. Teachers inspire students.

Rationale:
Participants will understand the difference between online learning, face to face learning and blended learning environments. Participants will understand how to maintain student-teacher relationships in an online learning environment.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Small group discussions, whole group discussions, hands-on activities

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Taylor

Brittany Taylor

Teacher, Clayton High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 334

8:15am

A Learner with Agency is a Learner Prepared for Their Future!
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders


Learning Objectives & Rationale: Learners will be able to:
* develop a shared definition and understanding of Learner Agency.
* experience Learner Agency as an educator.
* identify the role Learner Agency currently plays in their classroom and strategies for further engaging students.
* start to think about what should be included in student profiles that can aid in the development of a personalized pathway

Description: 
Learner Agency is a hot topic that has some educators excited but has left others confused, frustrated and grabbling for resources and strategies to help their students achieve agency. In this session, we will clarify and develop a shared understanding of what learner agency is by allowing you to discover your OWN agency. As an educator with agency, you can start to think about the role learner agency currently has in your classroom and how you can further support students struggling to succeed in a personalized learning environment.


Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Whole group, small group collaboration and individual/partner pathway exploration

Speakers
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Personalized Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute
**not able to attend the session but interested in what was shared:bit.ly/accdiminisher- please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (shayla_rexrode@ncsu.edu)Shayla Rexrode has been an avid supporter of education for over 20 years. Prior to joining The Friday Institute... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 225

8:15am

Collaborative Connective Co-Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
The goal is for participants (general education teachers and special education teachers) to learn the variety of co-teaching models and how to build that relationship between teachers that will create a collaborative, personalized learning experience for students. Participants will be given applicable and real examples of how to plan realistically in an already busy schedule and incorporate innovative practices into co-teaching models.  

Description: 
Co-Teaching can be utilized in a variety of learning environments and subject areas.  Often, teachers demonstrate the one teach, one assist model and don't go beyond that within an inclusion setting.  Through effective and collaborative planning both teachers can effectively create a personalized learning environment for all learners.  The models of co-teaching can assist with basic classroom management as well creating a connective experience to engaging lessons that use innovative practices with technology, project based learning and inquiry.  

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Smartboard, computer, internet/google, poster paper/makers 

Speakers
GW

Gela Weaver

Program Specialist, Johnston County Schools
LS

Lorenda Schantz

Four Oaks Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 329

8:15am

Elementary STEM Made Simple
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Teachers will leave with a general format to use with STEM activities for all ages. They will see how doing these activities can be used to assess Math and ELA standards and are not limited to just Science content. 

Description:
Participants will explore how to use a simple format that can be used with a variety of activities to help students of all ages develop the skills necessary to be reflective thinkers. We will practice applying STEM rules and job descriptions to an actual STEM lesson. Budget friendly resources for elementary grades will be available for teachers to preview. Bring your thinking caps and be ready to be challenged!

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Brief explanation of procedures and then have participants completing a STEM activity as if they were the student. Challenge task could be added to tasks to show how the same lesson could be used at different grade levels or with different abilities within a classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Ellison

Kim Ellison

5th grade teacher


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 229

8:15am

Kicking off the New School Year with IB
Limited Capacity seats available

NOTE: This session only is for IB Site Team Coordinators.


Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Open lines of communications and share common language as we follow the same procedures for running/developing/growing programs.

Description: 
Each program has at its heart relationships (among students, teachers, and content). We will spend the time discussing how organizing the year and staying true to the site goals and plans can help build better relationships, while keeping our focus on student success toward high school graduation and college readiness. As we share our site goals and plans, we will also share action steps that will help us achieve these goals, forge relationships with one another and prepare to meet the expectations of effective PLCs through monthly meetings and regular site visits.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Whole group and small group discussions, presentation and reflections.

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Covington

Charlene Covington

Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability
Charlene is the Student Information Instructional Coordinator for Johnston County Public Schools.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 228

8:15am

Personalized Learning in the Classroom: A Teacher's Example
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will engage themselves with the idea that you can fit personalized learning in your classroom. Teachers will explore a personalized learning journey taken by someone just like you (a classroom teacher!) who lived and breathed the process. Listen to the journey from the start of a great idea, to the implementation, redirection, and self-reflection of the unit and how I made it work! When participants leave this session they will feel ready to try personalized learning in their classroom in the coming year, even in a small setting, and how to weave it in with what you are already doing to enhance the learning in their classrooms. 

Description:
My session will focus on my journey through personalized learning. From the beginning stages of what to do through reflecting and fixing the units as I went along with my team. I will show teachers an example of what personalized learning could look like in a classroom. I believe that this will help teachers see how you could actually fit personalized learning into their classroom. It will enable students to be more self-aware of their strengths and weaknesses as well as engaging them through some technology use and knowledge that they start where they need to be. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
I will be using Google Slides, videos of how my unit worked in the classroom, as well as hard copies of my units to show as an example. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 330

8:15am

Self Care Cafe: Come Fill Your Cup
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
  • Teachers will learn that self care can positively impact the individual, students, PLCs, and overall school culture.
  • Teachers will be immersed in self care practices
  • Teachers will recognize the need for self care, and understand the importance of prioritizing self-care, personally and professionally
  • Teachers will develop a self-preserving mindset
  • Teachers will recognize the impact self care and preservation have on themselves, PLCs, and their classrooms
  • Teachers will explore research, and create a personalized self care plan
  • Teachers will commit to implementing 1 self care strategy for themselves, 1 to share with their PLC, and 1 to implement with students

Description: 
"You cannot pour from an empty cup." As educators we often put ourselves "on the backburner" thinking that by putting our students first, we are doing what is best for them. What we don’t realize is that when we prioritize our selves, our students and colleagues stand to benefit. Join us as we explore the benefits of self care, igniting a renewal both personally and professionally. Exercise your passion, rediscover you joy, and reconnect with your peace! A happy teacher = a happy class!

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
  • Model self care strategies
  • Offer personalized learning options
  • Allow teachers to formulate plans for self care through discourse 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 233

8:15am

The Five Protective Factors: How Teachers Can Support Families in Building Resilience in Their Students (Part 1 of 3)
Limited Capacity filling up


This is for both Pre-school and K-2 Teachers
Part 1 of 3

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. Research has shown that the protective factors are linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect.

After this training participants will be able to:
- List five protective factors that help keep families strong and prevent child abuse and neglect.
- Identify multiple strategies and everyday actions that help families to build those protective factors.
- Understand what it means to work with families in a strength-based way.

Description: 
When a child experiences adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), it can have life-long consequences for physical and mental health. But, one caring adult can make a difference. That's why we know building protective factors in parents and communities is important.

This session will discuss the five protective factors and how teachers and school communities can work to build these protective factors. The five protective factors are: Social and Emotional Competence, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Social Connections, Concrete Support, and Resilience

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Small group discussion and activities, videos, some large group teaching, facilitated conversation


Speakers
BM

Beth Moore

Partnership for Children
LR

Letica Resendiz

Partnership for Children


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

8:15am

"ELA Done Write:" Teaching Writing in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Writing is essential to the learning process and is used to enhance the cognitive skills of our students. Whether the writing is informal or formal, students need to understand the process in order to be academically successful. By understanding the writing process and giving multiple strategies, students can become writers.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 237

8:15am

Book Bites Cafe: Food for the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Through a book tasting experience teachers will gain understanding on how to select "good fit" text selections to target standards and integrate content across all areas.

Description: 
Are you hungry for a good book?  Do your students struggle to choose books that target their interests and are within their reading level? Come and engage in a blended book tasting experience that will allow you to preview books both digitally and in print while integrating content literacy.  As you preview texts, you will use digital tools such as Google Forms, Flipgrid or Seesaw to critique whether or not a book is a good fit for instructional purposes.  To extend your learning you will be given resources that will allow you to create a book tasting event for your students, or to vet instructional resources during PLC meetings.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 

Google Slides Presentation
Print Material (books)
Digital Books
Google Forms

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Slomiany

Rachel Slomiany

English Teacher, Cleveland High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 220

8:15am

Guided Reading for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Beginning teachers new to guided reading

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
To introduce beginning/novice teachers to guided reading.

Description:
Session will support teachers in developing student's skills and strategies in reading using a guided reading approach. Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the components of a guided reading plan and reflect upon how they will incorporate guided reading in their own classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 308

8:15am

Into Reading Elementary Core Curriculum Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will gain an understanding of JCPS beliefs of Core curriculum, understand strategies used in core curriculum, and explore core curriculum resources.
Description: 
This session is a condensed version of the summer half day ELA PD.  It offers an overview of the JCPS beliefs about core curriculum and balanced literacy, an introduction to teaching strategies and routines used in the elementary curriculum, Into Reading, and a look at the online materials and resources of the program. Participants will leave with the brief overview of the elementary core curriculum.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 218

8:15am

My Perspectives Secondary Core Curriculum Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: Participants will gain an understanding of JCPS beliefs of Core curriculum, understand strategies used in core curriculum, and explore core curriculum resources.

Description: This session is a condensed version of the summer half day ELA PD.  It offers an overview of the JCPS beliefs about core curriculum and balanced literacy, an introduction to teaching strategies and routines used in the secondary curriculum, My Perspectives, and a look at the online materials and resources of the program. Participants will leave with the brief overview of the secondary core curriculum.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 215

8:15am

Teaching Foundational Reading Skills with Fundations
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will determine what skills are foundational for reading; understand the role of foundational reading skills in the ELA core, review materials, activities, scope and sequence and resources of the Fundations program; discuss ways to use Fundations for Tier 2 & 3 intervention. 

Description: 
In this session, we will focus on the skills that are foundational for reading and understanding the role of these skills in the ELA core. We will review materials, activities, scope and sequence and resources of the Fundations program; discuss ways to use Fundations for Tier 2 & 3 intervention. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants will interact with each other in partners and small group and will have time for reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Turner

Christie Turner

CIA Coordinator, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Room 219

9:40am

Building Bridges: Best Practices for ELs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will analyze what ELs can do at various language levels based on the four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will then explore what instructional strategies and language supports are needed for each EL to access and master content. 

Description: 
This session will provide an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction, and assessment of English Learners using the WIDA Standards. We will dig deeper into best practices for applying the WIDA Standards in content classes with a focus on academic vocabulary and North Carolina's "Can Do Philosophy" for ELs. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will use a Google presentation with links, WIDA Can Do puzzles & Gallery Walk (hands on and partner work), as well as Instructional Strategies & Support chart (individual work & reflection). Micheline & I model explicitly what we expect participants to do. Participants will need a device and room to move around and work in pairs. 

Speakers
avatar for Micheline Aoun

Micheline Aoun

Title III Program Specialist, Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability
I am a passionate advocate for English Leaners. If you have questions related to ELs' support and services as well as ESL initiatives, I would be glad to be part of that conversation.
avatar for Lori Pender

Lori Pender

Title III Senior Program Specialist, ESL K-12, Curriculum Instruction & Accountability
ELL Specialist


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 228

9:40am

Data Visualization: A Scientific Approach to the Art of English
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Middle and high school English teachers

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will:
— take a fresh look at analyzing theme and character development in a text using scientific inquiry and data visualization.
— review best practices for facilitating this instructional strategy.
— consider how to apply this strategy in their own classrooms.

Description:
Construct a hypothesis. Track data. Create graphs. Draw conclusions. Interpret evidence. Communicate results. 

What sounds like a science experiment is actually a technique that makes literary analysis a concrete process leading to deeper understanding of complex texts. Participants will learn how to use scientific inquiry and data visualization to help students analyze the development of characters and themes within texts, write arguments to support claims with textual evidence, and present those claims and findings (RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, W.1, SL.4) while strengthening skills for life success such as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

When we can make data from the text visual, we facilitate deeper analysis and engagement.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Participants will experience the process as learners, review how this method was used with English II students, and consider how they might use this strategy with their own students. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 226

9:40am

Smile, Breathe, and Personalize Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
The goal of this session is for teachers to view what a classroom currently using personalized learning looks like and different strategies for beginning to personalize.

Description:
In this session, we will look at what a classroom looks like when personalized learning is used. We will also discuss different possibilities for tracking student progress and how to conduct conferences without interrupting student work.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
In the session we will view what a personalized classroom looks like, break down the process of creating a framework and planning. There will also be plenty of time to answer any questions anyone may still have about any aspect of the personalized learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hinrichs

Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 224

9:40am

The Power of Data in Schoolnet
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Learn about the many types of data available in Schoolnet and make a plan for how to use data in Schoolnet to personalize instruction. This session is designed to benefit all teachers. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 309

9:40am

Using Proficiency Scales to Drive Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Teachers will be able to construct a pre-assessment using a proficiency scale.  In addition, teachers will be able to explain the process of designing a unit based on learning targets in a proficiency scale. 

Description: 
Are proficiency scales driving your instruction or DRIVING YOU CRAZY?  If you feel overwhelmed by proficiency scales, this session may be for you. In this session we will look at an example of a pre-assessment created using a proficiency scale and how that data is used to drive instruction.  We will look at ways to manage students working at various levels within the proficiency scale as well as how to use individual check-ins to determine student progress.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
During this session information will be delivered through an interactive visual presentation, hands on activities, and  colleague collaboration.

Speakers
CT

Chrystal Turner

First Grade Teacher, Glendale-Kenly Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 222

9:40am

What We Need to Know About Math EOG/EOC Achievement Levels (Secondary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Secondary (6th-8th grades, Math I, Math III)

Rationale, Learning Objectives, & Description:
Let's explore the new EOG/EOC Achievement Level Descriptors from NCDPI. We will discuss what summative data (from grades 3-8 Math EOG and Math I and Math III EOC) tells us about a student's content knowledge and the levels of support needed to be successful in the next grade/course.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 237

9:40am

Digital Literacy: It's Not Just about Social Media Anymore?
Limited Capacity seats available

Students presenters will be coming to assist with this presentation!
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
SBTL:  Whole Child Development:  How can we provide opportunities for learner goal setting and reflection to ensure growth in the 4 C's:  creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration?

Desired Outcome:  
Learner's personalize not only the definition of Digital Literacy and its many tenants, but they also must be able to identify when Digital Literacy is being abused or ignored. Learners will then have strategies to help move to correct the errors (intentional and unintentional) in order to become aware of their influence on their own lifelong learning success as well as their ethical development.

PP: In what ways might we enable learners to develop and manage their own personalized path?
Desired Outcome:  Lead learners and learners must internalize and take ownership of their use of all forms and aspects of Digital Literacy by interacting with it first as theory and then as concrete learning assessments directed to each student's/small groups of students' Learner Profiles. 

Description: 
During this session we will discuss what learners see in the schools each day concerning students and Digital Literacy usage/application.  We will also formulate questions at the beginning of the session about Digital Literacy so that we may work to clarify any confusion and answer these questions throughout the session.  We will engage in the lessons and activities that JCECA freshman created and used to teach and assess Innovation Academy 7th grade students.  We will then create and design individual Digital Citizenship Alliance for each individual learner's classroom and school.  Finally, we will reflect on the activity using think-pair-share as well as report out protocols and make sure that we have clarified and answered to the best of our ability the questions placed in the parking lot at the beginning of the session.  One AHA! Moment will be the Ticket Out the Door for the day.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
I will use the following modalities:
Visual and Auditory:  Scholastic novels focused on the use and implications of social media.  A short video clip dealing with the power of Digital Literacy and its ability to affect people not only on the internet but in their everyday lives. 

Tactile and Visual:   We will use large sheets of chart paper and markers.  

Physical Movement: We will choose partners and work as small groups as well as individuals throughout the session.


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Blankenship

Dawn Blankenship

Lead Teacher, JCECA
Culture and Growth


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 329

9:40am

ECATS 101 (for EC Teachers)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Target Audience:
Anyone who completes or works with IEPs

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description: 
The new state data management system for Exceptional Children is required for EC teachers, regular education teachers, therapists, administrators, instructional coaches, etc. The session will include information on utilizing this system.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
ECATS software, computers, specific tutorial videos--access to PowerSchool for training 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 307

9:40am

Expanding Digital Leadership Beyond Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives, Rationale & Description: 
One of the NC Digital Learning Competencies (DLC) is about demonstrating leadership, but what does this exactly mean? Engaging in face-to-face & virtual learning communities, taking initiative with your own personal growth, and demonstrating leadership beyond your classroom are all part of it. Come to this session to gain a better understanding of what "leadership in digital learning" could look like for you.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
model, discussion, reflection

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Lanier

Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 214

9:40am

Personalized Learning Quests for Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
My desired outcomes for this session will be for teachers to understand the purpose of a learner profile, to learn how to create a digital learner profile, to understand how to utilize the data results from a learner profile and create personalized learning experiences that are effective and engaging for their students. My hope is for the participants in this session to share what they have learned to other colleagues at their school. 

Description: 
This beginner’s session will share teacher made examples of personalized learning quests, examples of learner profiles, interactive participation activities, management tips, examples on how to differentiate, examples of how standards based grading can be utilized, and dedicated time to create their own learner profile and/or personalized learning quest. By participating in this session, teachers will be able to create personalized learning quests based on student interest and increase student learning and engagement. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
As a presenter, I have created an abundance of content quests and playlists in the areas of social studies, science, and mathematics. My co-presenter has created reading quests as well. My co-presenter and I have also created and given two learner profiles  this year and we used the student results to drive our instruction. Participants will have an opportunity to view two examples of personalized learning quests in the areas of reading, math, social studies, and science. They will also be able to view the learner profiles we created and used this year with our students. We will also show the student results so they are able to see an example of what a learner profile can look like after students have completed one . We will provide participants with template examples of quests and learner profiles. We will also provide management tips for executing a successful quest in the classroom and how these quests can be used for standards based grading. Lastly, participants will participate in a quest where they review the material that was taught in the session. They will be able to choose their review pathway when completing the quest. As presenters, we will conference with the participants and ask questions as they are completing their pathway. After we have conferences and they have completed their pathway, they will then prove their learning by creating their own learner profile and/or quest. They are able to form groups based on grade levels and work together or they may work interdependently.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 232

9:40am

Are we a Group or a TEAM?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
All participants will be equipped with knowledge, skills and strategies to function effectively on a team as well as help to move their teams to a more productive state.

Description: 
We hope to redefine our PLCs by exploring the stages of a group first explored by Bruce Tuckman. As we become more aware, we will use this information to identify where our current group is functioning and become equipped with research based  strategies to move our teams to a more desired state. Productive teams are solution focused and are better able to work together for the growth and development of all our students. 
Books:
Professional Learning Communities at Work
Collaborative teams that transform schools

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Exploration, Videos, group activities, surveys, presenting from smartboard, discussion


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 334

9:40am

Build a Pathway to Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
By the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) implement actionable strategies to build meaningful relationships with all students, (2) identify personal biases that may impede the development of professional relationships with students, (3) determine the importance of building equitable learning environments.

Description: 
This will be a highly engaging session in which participants explore equity and how they can build stronger relationships with all students in their classes. We will examine equity from the teacher and student perspectives. By the end of the session, participants will have tangible strategies to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
In this session, participants will engage in learning tasks that require writing, movement, and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Hilliard

Dr. Patricia Hilliard

Friday Institute


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 218

9:40am

Collaborative Learning with Positive Behavioral Support
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand both collaborative learning and positive behavioral support. Participants will gain real implementation strategies of both of these models. 

Description: 
Collaborative Learning with Positive Behavioral Supports will focus on the incorporation of two research-based strategies to create an engaging classroom environment where students are engaged in discourse and critical thinking and are rewarded for desired outcomes. These strategies have been shown to increase student learning because it allows the teacher to facilitate and the students to take charge of their own learning. It also creates a learning environment that is conducive to engaging activities such as PBL, games, and inquiry-based problems. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Throughout the session, participants will experience these things first hand. They will engage in competitive activities and will collaborate with their peers. There will be a short lecture to give some background but most of the time will be spent on discourse and activities within the groups. 

Speakers
KB

Kelly Bradshaw

Teacher, South Johnston High School
Hi! I am Kelly Stanforth and am a teacher at South Johnston High School! I have enjoyed six wonderful years here and look forward to many more! I have had the unique opportunity of teaching the new 4th math option, Essentials of College Math, and am excited to share my experiences... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 337

9:40am

Digitizing Kindness and Creating a Closer Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Objectives include awareness of behavior that improves relationships and leadership skills, knowledge of Social Media, and data collection and interpretation.

Description: 
I will show colleagues the innovation proposal, and budget to introduce the project and explain the implementation. Then I will explain the ways that we collected data. Finally, I will show them the activities that we did to create engagement and also motivate continued engagement during the school year. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
A smart board (or screen), internet, google docs, padlet

Speakers
GM

Glenna Moore

SED Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools
I am an educator working with K-8 students. I would like more digital awareness for teaching and learning. I am interested in classroom management for behaviorally challenged students. I enjoy learning new tricks for classroom management.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 223

9:40am

Doing Discipline Differently: The Power of Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: Essential questions:  
1.  What are our values, and how do they manifest in how we behave and ask others to behave?  2.  How do we communicate these values  in our expectations?  3.  How do we respond when there is a disconnect?  4.  How can the restorative process assist us in aligning and bridging the gap?

Description: 
Student engagement is something we have seen at a high level, and we believe it is largely because of the voice they have in the process of how things are set up, how our values are discussed, and how we as a community will handle when issues arise.  When students feel valued and safe to express their perspective and problem-solve, they are free to learn.  It's brain science.  We will provide relevant examples of how it works for us.  

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
In addition to discussion among participants, there will be graphics shared for interpretation, video clips, and practice with real scenarios.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 233

9:40am

Effectively Leading, Supporting and Sustaining a Personalized Learning Culture; Being an Effective Multiplier vs Accidental Diminisher
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Participants will be able to:
* Identify key characteristics of a leader of personalized learning.
* Examine the characteristics of a Multiplier and how to increase your capacity to support personalized learning.
* Develop an understanding of and implications for being an Accidental  Diminisher.

Description:
Do you sometimes feel as if you are a cheerleader every day in class rallying your students to jump on board with new learning? Do you find yourself jumping in to offer answers or ideas because no one is speaking up? Are you always two steps ahead of your peers when it comes to implementing new ideas and innovative practices? If you answered "yes" to any of these, you may be an Accidental Diminisher vs an effective Multiplier.  In this session we will explore what it means to be an Accidental Diminisher and techniques that can help you model being an effective multiplier that supports personalized learning for all students.


Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Whole group instruction, partner sharing, small group collaboration, and personal reflection. 

Speakers
avatar for Shayla Rexrode

Shayla Rexrode

Personalized Learning Facilitator, Friday Institute
**not able to attend the session but interested in what was shared:bit.ly/accdiminisher- please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (shayla_rexrode@ncsu.edu)Shayla Rexrode has been an avid supporter of education for over 20 years. Prior to joining The Friday Institute... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 225
  • about **not able to attend the session but interested in what was shared:<br />bit.ly/accdiminisher- please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (shayla_rexrode@ncsu.edu)<br />Shayla Rexrode has been an avid supporter of education for over 20 years. Prior to joining The Friday Institute, she was a classroom teacher, district administrator and has served as an education consultant with SMART Technologies and most recently as Partnership Manager with Discovery Education. Her experience working with teachers and district administrators has allowed her to support effective and sustainable personalized and digital learning cultures. She now leads customized professional learning opportunities for educators while also engaging with district and school leaders to strategically plan for the transition to personalized and digital learning. <br />I am excited to host a leadership session on "Accidental Diminisher" Friday @ 8 am in Hannover One in the Sheraton. Come join me!<br />

9:40am

Put Your Best FACE (Family and Community Engagement) On
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will see the importance of relationships between themselves, their families & the community in an effort to more actively engage those who support their students. 

Description:
Participants will receive an overview of family and community engagement. Working collaboratively, we will identify some typical school-family structures, and brainstorm ways to mitigate barriers for engagement. Discussions within teams will look at ways to identify families' preferences & needs, then move to intentional planning to meet these needs. Session will be suitable for school teams, and schools with Spring 2019 Panorama data will have an opportunity to disaggregate & plan with this information. This session will be all about thinking, brainstorming, problem identification & solution. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Active teaching, brainstorming, hands on activities, planning, participants will identify & work towards a learning target for the session. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 332

9:40am

Reaching and Teaching the Hurt Child: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Any Grade, Coaches/Leaders, School Counselors & Social Workers
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Learners in this workshop will learn the effects of trauma on childhood development and how this impacts student learning in the classroom.  They will learn practical strategies to meet these students' needs.  They will be able to implement these strategies within the context of the regular education classroom setting.  
Description: 
Today's educators face the challenge of reaching children who have experienced profound trauma and stressors within their personal and family life. In order to effectively teach these children, educators must understand the effects of trauma on the human brain and implement strategies that foster interpersonal connections and allow students to access cognitive development. This session will increase student learning and engagement by providing teachers with practical strategies to reach and teach these learners.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Simulation, Pathway, Digital Toolkit

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Humphrey

Nicole Humphrey

2nd Grade Teacher/Foster Adoptive Mom, West View Elementary School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 230

9:40am

Support with NCStar for SIT Chairs and Team Members
Limited Capacity seats available

Nuts and Bolts of NCStar with activities and helpful resources. Bring a device and your NCStar school login information.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Thomas

Tamara Thomas

Director of School Improvement, Johnston County Public Schools
State-level District and School Quality/Improvement PlanningK-12 School Administration - Leadership Coaching; Effective Organizational LeadershipK-12 District Administration - District and School Improvement; Student Support ServicesK-12 Arts Curriculum/Instruction


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 216

9:40am

The Five Protective Factors: How Teachers Can Support Families in Building Resilience in Their Students (Part 2 of 3)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is Part 2 of 3
Open to Preschool and Primary Grade teachers

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. Research has shown that the protective factors are linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect.

After this training participants will be able to:
- List five protective factors that help keep families strong and prevent child abuse and neglect.
- Identify multiple strategies and everyday actions that help families to build those protective factors.
- Understand what it means to work with families in a strength-based way.
Description: 
When a child experiences adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), it can have life-long consequences for physical and mental health. But, one caring adult can make a difference. That's why we know building protective factors in parents and communities is important.

This session will discuss the five protective factors and how teachers and school communities can work to build these protective factors. The five protective factors are: Social and Emotional Competence, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Social Connections, Concrete Support, and Resilience
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Small group discussion and activities, videos, some large group teaching, facilitated conversation

Speakers
BM

Beth Moore

Partnership for Children
LR

Letica Resendiz

Partnership for Children


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

9:40am

Trauma Informed Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Desired outcomes for participants include the following:
Participants will better understand trauma and its presentation in children and adolescents
Participants will be able to recognize trauma symptoms in the students we serve
Participants will feel equipped to appropriately intervene to optimize clients learning and reduce frustration for teachers, students, and families
Participants will adequately view classroom needs in a trauma-informed lens
Participants will be able to identify individual goals when it comes to working with students who have experienced trauma

Description: 
The session content will include defining trauma and enhance the participant's knowledge on understanding trauma, its presentation in children and adolescents, and explain strategies to utilize. This will increase student learning and engagement by supplying the participant with strategies to implement in his/her classroom that promotes a learning environment that is welcoming and nurturing while supplying a safe place to learn. This session will also identify how the brain and trauma operate together. Trauma over stimulates the “protective” part of the brain and it gets stuck in “flight, fight, freeze” mode.  The other areas of the brain don’t have the opportunity to develop, leading to learning, social, and behavioral problems. Practical tips are included in the presentation to assist with classroom management and being proactive before a  trauma-informed outburst occurs. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: Modalities include: powerpoint presentation, group, and individual activities, modeling behaviors

Speakers
LC

Lindsey Caldwell

Hope Services


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 336

9:40am

Fire Up Your Vocabulary Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In this session, participants will be able to (1) articulate the research behind word-consciousness and varied vocabulary instruction and their roles in building students’ interests in words; (2) explain the role of students in growing and shaping their own vocabulary through metacognitive practices; (3) describe the purpose and function of using vocabulary games, activities and digital tools to challenge students to reflect, think critically and communicate their ideas through participation in collaborative activities. (4) intentionally select vocabulary and create three activities for content area instruction. 

Description: 
Vocabulary acquisition and application are paramount to the building of student literacy skills, and often, even with our good intentions, we fall short in providing ample time for students to routinely interact and connect with new words.  In this session, participants will learn ways to cultivate word-consciousness in their students by integrating vocabulary investigation in daily classroom routines. Participants will leave with tools to enhance vocabulary instruction while empowering students to embrace the love of language.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
 
Kinesthetic, Visual, Written, Listening/Speaking (Whole group, small group, & individual exploration)

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 308

9:40am

First Read, Close Read Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
In this session participants will have an understanding of first read and close read.  Participants will practice this strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.

Description: 
In this session participants will understand and practice the first read, close read strategy using texts from the My Perspectives curriculum.  Participants will engage in conversation about how this strategy will help to deepen student thinking in regards to text. 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 215

9:40am

Hands On with Writing Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:Learning Outcomes:
    * Identify the changes made to the writing standards
    * Utilize learning targets and proficiency scales to drive our instruction
    * Participate in engaging hands on writing activities with a focus on:
          - focusing on one topic
          - organizing ideas 
          - developing ways to START and END 
          - utilizing transitions
          - writing for various audiences
          - adding vivid descriptions 
     * Support data from learner profiles with digital tools aimed at providing 
       equity of access to writing for ALL students

Description:
Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional ways in which we engage writers in the classroom? Well then...we can't wait for you to join us! This interactive session will have you experiencing writing from a learner's perspective. Whether it's using magic to narrow down a topic, weeding your writing of overused words or challenging your colleagues to a verb boxing match, we have something for everyone!

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Experiences in the form of hands-on simulations.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 127

9:40am

Phonics Instruction for Readers and Writers" Is Your Phonics Instruction "Sticking?"
Limited Capacity filling up

Target Audience (Elementary, Secondary, Other): 
Elementary Grade Teachers, K-2 Classroom Teachers (with a focus on beginning teachers)
Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will learn strategies for implementing engaging approaches to phonics instruction (to supplement the whole-class phonics instruction already being implemented) that meet the needs of all students.

Description: 
Do you want your Grades K-2 students to be able to apply their phonics knowledge to their reading and writing? In this session, we will learn ways to implement engaging approaches to phonics instruction (to supplement the whole-class phonics instruction already being implemented) that meet the needs of all students.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Simulations and discussions

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ann Harrington

Dr. Ann Harrington

Teaching Associate Professor, NCSU
I am a former elementary school classroom, ESL, and reading teacher. I am currently serving as a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Prior to my work at NC State... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 220

9:40am

Teaching Them to Fish: Using Notice and Note Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
1st-5th Grade Teachers

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Notice and Note Signposts.

Description:
"When kids read to transact with a text, not merely extract from the text, they have a better chance of becoming lifetime readers and lifetime learners." -Kylene Beers and Robert Probst (2017) In this session participants will gain an understanding of the Notice and Note signposts developed by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst.  They will discover how to use the signposts to guide students to a deeper understanding of texts by "noticing everything, questioning everything, and weighing everything they are reading against their lives, the lives of others, and the world around them."(Beers and Probst 2013). Participants will use texts to identify authors' use of signposts in texts and discuss strategies to encourage students to notice signposts in their own reading.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
Room 219

10:00am

Introduction to HMH Into Reading for K-5 Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
K-5 Administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, and AP Interns) Only

Description:
This session is intended to introduce the new elementary ELA curriculum (HMH Into Reading) to elementary administrators. This session is provided by the publishers.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 117 - Media Center

11:00am

Connect Time: Benson Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 214

11:00am

Connect Time: Cleveland Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 216

11:00am

Connect Time: Cooper Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 218

11:00am

Connect Time: Corinth Holders Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Turner

Christie Turner

CIA Coordinator, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 220

11:00am

Connect Time: Dixon Road Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 222

11:00am

Connect Time: East Clayton Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 215

11:00am

Connect Time: Four Oaks Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 219

11:00am

Connect Time: Glendale Kenly Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 223

11:00am

Connect Time: McGee’s Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 224

11:00am

Connect Time: Meadow School (Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 226

11:00am

Connect Time: Micro Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 228

11:00am

Connect Time: Pine Level Elem
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
avatar for Ashleigh Gibson

Ashleigh Gibson

Director of MTSS & Coaching, Johnston County Schools
Ashleigh has been with the Johnston County School District for fifteen years. She served as an elementary classroom teacher and assistant principal before moving to central services as Director of Beginning Teacher Support. In the past five years, Ashleigh has developed a passion... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 230

11:00am

Connect Time: Polenta Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hiatt

Robin Hiatt

MTSS/Advanced Learning Coach, Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 232

11:00am

Connect Time: Powhatan Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 225

11:00am

Connect Time: Princeton Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 229

11:00am

Connect Time: River Dell Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
SR

Sara Rippard

MTSS/Advanced Learning Coach


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 233

11:00am

Connect Time: Riverwood Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 308

11:00am

Connect Time: Selma Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
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Faitha Batten

Assistant Principal, Corinth-Holders Elementary


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 237

11:00am

Connect Time: South Smithfield Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 306

11:00am

Connect Time: West Clayton Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
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Kathy Hamilton

Testing, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 330

11:00am

Connect Time: West Smithfield Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
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Kathy Hamilton

Testing, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 330

11:00am

Connect Time: West View Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers
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Dr. Cherry Johnson

Director of Research and Grant Development
Before becoming Director of Research and Grant Development, Cherry served as one of the district's MTSS/CIA specialists. She has taught middle school Language Arts and Social Studies as well as English and Technical Writing at the college level. Cherry is passionate about leadership... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 332

11:00am

Connect Time: Wilson’s Mills Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 12:30-2:00.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 329

11:00am

Lunch A (Secondary Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch A is for all secondary (middle and high school) employees.

You will be selecting a companion "Connect Time" from 12:30-2:00. During this time, you will have an opportunity to visit with special guests during our playground located in "Center Court."

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Food Trucks

12:30pm

Connect Time: Archer Lodge Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hostetter

Joshua Hostetter

Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 214

12:30pm

Connect Time: Benson Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 216

12:30pm

Connect Time: Clayton High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Brittany Taylor

Teacher, Clayton High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 225

12:30pm

Connect Time: Clayton Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 218

12:30pm

Connect Time: Cleveland High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Angela Becton

Director of Advanced Learning


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 229

12:30pm

Connect Time: Cleveland Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Lori Pender

Title III Senior Program Specialist, ESL K-12, Curriculum Instruction & Accountability
ELL Specialist


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 220

12:30pm

Connect Time: Corinth Holders High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 233

12:30pm

Connect Time: Four Oaks Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 222

12:30pm

Connect Time: Innovation, CTLA, Early College
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Dave Hinrichs

Director of Teacher Development, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 237

12:30pm

Connect Time: McGee’s Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
SS

Suzanne Sweat

TLC, Princeton Middle/ High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 224

12:30pm

Connect Time: Meadow School (Middle)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 226

12:30pm

Connect Time: North Johnston High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 222

12:30pm

Connect Time: North Johnston Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 228

12:30pm

Connect Time: Princeton Middle/High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Becky Russell

Advanced Learning Coach, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 230

12:30pm

Connect Time: Riverwood Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
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Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 232

12:30pm

Connect Time: Selma Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 215

12:30pm

Connect Time: Smithfield Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Lanier

Dr. Jamie Lanier

Executive Director of Teacher Support, Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 228

12:30pm

Connect Time: South Johnston High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Covington

Charlene Covington

Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability
Charlene is the Student Information Instructional Coordinator for Johnston County Public Schools.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 330

12:30pm

Connect Time: SSS High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 233

12:30pm

Connect Time: Swift Creek Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 223

12:30pm

Connect Time: West Johnston High
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for schools to connect. Be sure to plan for/schedule your lunch from 11:00-12:30.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 332

12:30pm

Lunch B (Elementary Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch B is for all elementary and pre-K employees. 

You will be selecting a companion "Connect Time" from 11:00-12:30. During this time, you will have an opportunity to visit with special guests during our playground located in "Center Court."


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Food Trucks

2:00pm

Building Bridges: Best Practices for ELs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will analyze what ELs can do at various language levels based on the four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will then explore what instructional strategies and language supports are needed for each EL to access and master content. 

Description: 
This session will provide an overview of collaborative methods and models for planning, instruction, and assessment of English Learners using the WIDA Standards. We will dig deeper into best practices for applying the WIDA Standards in content classes with a focus on academic vocabulary and North Carolina's "Can Do Philosophy" for ELs. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will use a Google presentation with links, WIDA Can Do puzzles & Gallery Walk (hands on and partner work), as well as Instructional Strategies & Support chart (individual work & reflection). Micheline & I model explicitly what we expect participants to do. Participants will need a device and room to move around and work in pairs. 

Speakers
avatar for Lori Pender

Lori Pender

Title III Senior Program Specialist, ESL K-12, Curriculum Instruction & Accountability
ELL Specialist
avatar for Micheline Aoun

Micheline Aoun

Title III Program Specialist, Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability
I am a passionate advocate for English Leaners. If you have questions related to ELs' support and services as well as ESL initiatives, I would be glad to be part of that conversation.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 228

2:00pm

Personalized Learning and Curriculum Maps
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
I would like participants to feel like they have practical practices/ideas to take back and use on their own curriculum and students.  

Description: 
It will go over science standards teaching, learning, and grading in standard grouping along with student self pacing and student choice. PBL will also be mentioned briefly. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
 
I will be using google platform, rezzly, edpuzzle, and class craft to deliver the information. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 223

2:00pm

Personalized Pathways for Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will leave having a better understanding of what it means to personalize learning for any type of classroom: inclusion to higher-level learners!
Description: 
Participants will be exposed to an example pathway I use in my class as well as different playlists I use within students' overall pathways.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of what it means to personalize learning for each student without feeling like they need to make individual plans for every student.  Participants will also get a glimpse of how I implement Standards-Based grading within my pathways.
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
I will use Google Forms for a pre-assessment and Google Docs to show them how I present my information to my students.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 222

2:00pm

The Power of Data in Schoolnet
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Learn about the many types of data available in Schoolnet and make a plan for how to use data in Schoolnet to personalize instruction. This session is designed to benefit all teachers. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 309

2:00pm

Building Your PLN
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 


Description: 
Are you or someone you know struggling with the need for personal and professional connections but can't seem to find your way?  Are you struggling in search-after-Pinterest-search for pedagogy tips and educational ideas but can't seem to find THE thing you need? Are you just anxious about the vast unknown of digital communication and networking?

Fear not! Take the plunge safely in this session centered around utilizing digital tools to build your professional (and personal) learning network (PLN).

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 

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Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hostetter

Joshua Hostetter

Johnston County Public Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 226

2:00pm

ECATS 101 (for EC Teachers)
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience:
Anyone who completes or works with IEPs

Learning Objectives, Rationale, & Description: 
The new state data management system for Exceptional Children is required for EC teachers, regular education teachers, therapists, administrators, instructional coaches, etc. The session will include information on utilizing this system.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
ECATS software, computers, specific tutorial videos--access to PowerSchool for training 


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 307

2:00pm

Global Connections beyond your 4 walls
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will be more aware of global opportunities. Participants will be asked to set a goal to use one of the resources in the coming school year to make their classroom more globally connected.

Description: 
Global connections?  You might be wondering what does that look like for me as a classroom teacher.  Come learn way to break down the walls of your classroom and make relevant connections.  All the while helping your students see the connection to their growth as a digital citizen in our global society.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
This session will be a jigsaw exploration of various ways to make global connections.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley

Director of Digital Learning, Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 230

2:00pm

Incorporating MAP Skills into Math Instruction to Increase Student Achievement and Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

 Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
I plan for teachers to walk away from the session with the knowledge of how to use MAPSkills to personalize instruction for all students. Through MAP Skills, a teacher can easily fill in the gaps for all students and meet the needs of each child. MAP helps increase student engagement by keeping their learning relevant and fun! Through discussions, teachers will learn the “what” and “why” of MAP Skills and will brainstorm ways to incorporate the program into their math instruction to increase student engagement and the relevance of their work.  Teachers will rotate through stations to:
1. See how to use reports to determine which areas a student needs additional practice.
2. Learn how to assign Skill Locators through MAP.
3. Learn how to assign resources and mastery checks for students.
4. Learn how to monitor each students' growth. 

Description: 
Are you looking for a way to personalize instruction for every student in your classroom without adding to your workload? Do you want to learn how to easily increase student achievement and engagement? Have you heard of MAP but would like to learn how to make MAP Skills manageable to incorporate into your daily instruction? This session will give you the tools and confidence that you need in order to incorporate MAP Skills into your classroom math instruction to make learning relevant and fun for every child. Student achievement can be shown through their progress with MAP Skills and on MAP benchmark testing. Student engagement will increase as students are learning skills that are relevant to their needs through fun instructional games and resources.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
In a whole group discussion, teachers will learn the “what” and “why” of MAP Skills. As well as brainstorm and have discussions about how to use MAP Skills in their classroom instruction. Teachers will then rotate through stations to learn how to set up MAP Skills and use it in their classrooms.


Speakers
BA

Brittany Addison

2nd Grade Teacher, West View Elementary
Girls on the Run (Coach/Site Liaison)


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 224

2:00pm

You're Not Being Replaced By a Computer
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: 
In this session participants will focus on keeping student-teacher relationships at the center of an ever growing online learning environment. Teachers inspire students.

Rationale:
Participants will understand the difference between online learning, face to face learning and blended learning environments. Participants will understand how to maintain student-teacher relationships in an online learning environment.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
Small group discussions, whole group discussions, hands-on activities

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Taylor

Brittany Taylor

Teacher, Clayton High School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 334

2:00pm

#YouthCulture: Adolescent Brain Development and the Role of Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
To understand generational differences in social media use; to understand the adolescent perception of risk; to understand social media trends; to understand the psycho-social impacts of excessive technology use; to understand internet security basics; to be able to write a social media contract whether for the classroom, for the an entire school, a sports or a family

Description: 
Understanding the role of social media and how it is affecting our youth's brain is critical to understand them in and outside of the classroom. The content of the presentation is based on much research from the Pew Research Center explaining how social media is affecting our youth, how they perceive risks and different tools to better work with and understand our youth. 

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Small group work, videos, and a lot of open discussion

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 336

2:00pm

Adventures in Personalized Learning: Real Experiences from Real Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience: 
Elementary Grade Teachers, Coaches/Leaders

Rationale: 
We want people to be able to see what personalized pathways can look like in a real classroom, not just in theory, with the understanding that our way is not the only way. We also want people to see how proficiency scales can effectively be used to guide instruction.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
-Understand the process of creating pathways is an ongoing learning experience that requires growth mindset.
-See an example of personalized learning in a real classroom.
-Leave with templates that they can use to potentially begin the process of creating learning pathways.
-Have an opportunity to network with other teachers who are currently utilizing innovative practices.
-Engage in a Q&A Session to ask questions and receive support for moving forward.

Description: 
Do you ever wonder what personalized learning could like in your classroom or if personalized learning could be successful in your grade level? If so, this session is for you! We will explore the rationale for making the shift to personalized learning, resources to help you start the journey toward personalizing your classroom, and examples of student work from a classroom currently implementing personalized learning. Come to this session to hear all about the positive outcomes and challenges along the way!

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will use a Google Slides presentation with interactive Pear Deck slides to increase engagement. We will include videos of our students explaining our personalized pathways and their thoughts, work samples (the good and the bad), planning guides, a question and answer session, lessons we have learned along the way, and an opportunity for networking and support after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Martinez

Amber Martinez

1st Grade Teacher, Glendale-Kenly Elementary
BC

Bayley Clark

1st Grade Teacher


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 214

2:00pm

Beyond Your School Walls: Getting Your Community Involved
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
The desired outcome is for participants to gain ideas on how to have more community and parent involvement within their school and classrooms.  Our hope is that teachers can walk away with ideas that they can use to enhance parent involvement within their classroom.

Description: 
Learn how to increase parental and community involvement within your school.  Gain ideas and projects to engage community members and parents.  

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Open Discussions/Powerpoint/handouts/ group sharing

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

Media Coordinator, Polenta Elementary School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 233

2:00pm

Build a Pathway to Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
By the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) implement actionable strategies to build meaningful relationships with all students, (2) identify personal biases that may impede the development of professional relationships with students, (3) determine the importance of building equitable learning environments.

Description: 
This will be a highly engaging session in which participants explore equity and how they can build stronger relationships with all students in their classes. We will examine equity from the teacher and student perspectives. By the end of the session, participants will have tangible strategies to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students.

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
In this session, participants will engage in learning tasks that require writing, movement, and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Hilliard

Dr. Patricia Hilliard

Friday Institute


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 218

2:00pm

Building Our "Empathy Muscle"...Proactive Bullying Prevention
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
1. Teachers will understand the relationship between empathy and bullying prevention.
2. Teachers will understand how empathy and social justice are connected.
3. Teachers will explore student activities that will build the “empathy muscle”.
4. Teachers will explore everyday practices to model empathy in the classroom.
Description: 
Do your students frequently call each other names, make comments to embarrass one another or use language that could be hurtful to their peers...or even YOU?  Whether this is perceived as mischievous play or malicious targeting, it is wreaking havoc on the culture in your classroom and probably your sanity.  In this session, we will explore the connection between empathy and proactive bullying prevention.  You will gain insight to the importance of teaching empathy and how instrumental it can be  in creating an inclusive classroom culture where differences are valued instead of targeted.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Visual: Facilitators will use interactive presentation software that will be projected on a Smartboard/Smart Panel Tv/Projector.  In addition, both digital and print resources/lessons/activities/strategies will be available to each participant based on their preference and grade level.
Auditory: Facilitators will present information and model activities and best practices that teachers can take back to their classrooms.
Kinesthetic: Teachers will participant in “Cross the Line” activity which will have them up and out of their seats, moving, all while reflecting on their personal experiences with bullying and/or those of their students.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 332

2:00pm

Co-Teaching Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Equipping participants with knowledge about station, parallel, alternative, and team teaching to allow flexibility in their teaching practices. 
Description: 
We will be sharing information about the various models of Inclusion/Co-Teaching.  These models allow for more opportunities to promote student engagement and performance.
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Information will be presented using team teaching strategies 

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Krzywicki

Stacey Krzywicki

EC Teacher, McGee's Crossroads Middle School


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 225

2:00pm

Kicking off the New School Year with AVID
Limited Capacity seats available

NOTE: This session only is for AVID Site Team Coordinators.


Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Open lines of communications and share common language as we follow the same procedures for running/developing/growing programs.

Description: 
Each program has at its heart relationships (among students, teachers, and content). We will spend the time discussing how organizing the year and staying true to the site goals and plans can help build better relationships, while keeping our focus on student success toward high school graduation and college readiness. As we share our site goals and plans, we will also share action steps that will help us achieve these goals, forge relationships with one another and prepare to meet the expectations of effective PLCs through monthly meetings and regular site visits.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Whole group and small group discussions, presentation and reflections.

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Covington

Charlene Covington

Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability
Charlene is the Student Information Instructional Coordinator for Johnston County Public Schools.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 216

2:00pm

Make It Brain-Based: A Toolkit for Successful Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: Participants will:
- Identify how the brain processes new information and learns.
- Inventory and interpret multiple brain-based practices for self-care, student learning, and a positive classroom culture.
- Experience brain-based practices during the session and evaluate them for effectiveness.
- Develop self-directed and time-bound goals for implementing brain-based practices (3 total: self-care, student learning, & classroom culture).
- Continue to generate new brain-based goals and communicate with a Brain-Based Team into the future.

Description: 
No matter your role, school setting, or grade level, everyone has at least two things in common:
1. We all have a brain.
2. We all work with other people that have brains too.
Simple, yet powerful! Harnessing the power and intricacies of the human brain can enhance learning, classroom culture, and self-care. Your brain will be actively engaged during this hands-on, collaborative session as you explore how the brain learns, discover specific brain-based practices, and develop self-directed goals for implementation. You will also be immersed in the learning as you experience several brain-based practices as the learner. You will leave this session with your very own Brain-Based Toolkit to assist you in future learning and implementation. Come with your thinking caps on!

Before the session, we encourage you to research brain-based learning topics that interest you. This is not required, but encouraged. (Hint: This itself is a brain-based strategy!)

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
During the session (and even before), participants will experience multiple brain-based strategies that I will point out including:
- Pre-Acquisition: The session description will ask participants to research brain-based topics of interest beforehand.
- Mind Map & Self-Assessment: The brain needs to know its goals and its destination. We will use a proficiency scale for this during this session that participants will also use to assess themselves on their goals after the session.
- Pre-Visualization: Participants will visualize future success before their initial learning and goal-setting. Then, we will again visualize success at the end of the session after participants have created their goals.


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 229

2:00pm

SEL in Real Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
There is much adieu about social and emotional learning and the effects on the classroom. Actually, making the SEL(Social and Emotional Learning)  and behavior modifications are similar to a delicate dance carried out by only the brave. The participants will take away real life examples of success and failures with regards to SEL. Grounded research and strategies will be offered as well as creating a community to grow together.

Description: 
How in the world am I supposed to have time for one more thing? Sounds like the mantra of nearly all of us in education right now, doesn't it. However, brain research has shown that with just a simple relationship an understanding of the student outside the classroom can have a tremendous impact on their ability to learn. Take some time to join us in a “real” conversation about what this can look like without letting go of the academics and without allowing the student to use their emotions as a crutch or an excuse.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Presentations, question and answer, then collaboration. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 330

2:00pm

The Five Protective Factors: How Teachers Can Support Families in Building Resilience in Their Students (Part 3 of 3)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is Part 3 of 3
Open to Preschool and Primary Grade teachers

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. Research has shown that the protective factors are linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect.

After this training participants will be able to:
- List five protective factors that help keep families strong and prevent child abuse and neglect.
- Identify multiple strategies and everyday actions that help families to build those protective factors.
- Understand what it means to work with families in a strength-based way.
Description: 
When a child experiences adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), it can have life-long consequences for physical and mental health. But, one caring adult can make a difference. That's why we know building protective factors in parents and communities is important.

This session will discuss the five protective factors and how teachers and school communities can work to build these protective factors. The five protective factors are: Social and Emotional Competence, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Social Connections, Concrete Support, and Resilience
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Small group discussion and activities, videos, some large group teaching, facilitated conversation

Speakers
BM

Beth Moore

Partnership for Children
LR

Letica Resendiz

Partnership for Children


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 126 - Digital Learning Lab

2:00pm

Verbal De-Escalation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learning Objectives & Rationale:
Desired outcome would be for participants to be able to identify how stress impacts them throughout the day then consequently how stress impacts their students and how these experiences dynamically interact in the school setting.  
Description: 
I will review, discuss, explain and provide examples of the crisis development model and verbal escalation continuum while applying it to a variety of school settings.  
Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
I will talk and provide a visual presentation while making connections to real world examples and situations. 

Speakers
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Curtis Bradshaw

Behavior Specialist


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 232

2:00pm

"ELA Done Write:" Teaching Writing in Secondary ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:
Writing is essential to the learning process and is used to enhance the cognitive skills of our students. Whether the writing is informal or formal, students need to understand the process in order to be academically successful. By understanding the writing process and giving multiple strategies, students can become writers.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 237

2:00pm

Hands On with Writing Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale:Learning Outcomes:
    * Identify the changes made to the writing standards
    * Utilize learning targets and proficiency scales to drive our instruction
    * Participate in engaging hands on writing activities with a focus on:
          - focusing on one topic
          - organizing ideas 
          - developing ways to START and END 
          - utilizing transitions
          - writing for various audiences
          - adding vivid descriptions 
     * Support data from learner profiles with digital tools aimed at providing 
       equity of access to writing for ALL students

Description:
Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional ways in which we engage writers in the classroom? Well then...we can't wait for you to join us! This interactive session will have you experiencing writing from a learner's perspective. Whether it's using magic to narrow down a topic, weeding your writing of overused words or challenging your colleagues to a verb boxing match, we have something for everyone!

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
Experiences in the form of hands-on simulations.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Roberts

Jen Roberts

Johnston County Schools


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 127

2:00pm

Launching Your Year With HMH Into Reading
Limited Capacity filling up

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand how a module is set up and begin to plan for unit 1 using the tools in Into Reading as well as proficiency scales.

Description: 
Launch your year right! In this session participants will spend time exploring the set up of the first module of Into Reading for their grade level, by exploring the theme, essential question and text set used in the first module. Participants will also understand how proficiency scales can be used to help gauge student progress throughout the unit. It is recommended that participants have attended either the half day Curriculum PD over the summer (July 9, 16, or 30) or have attended the reIGNITE session, Elementary ELA Curriculum Introduction.



Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 219

2:00pm

Launching your Year with My Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants will understand how a unit is set up and begin to plan for unit 1 using the tools in My Perspectives as well as proficiency scales.

Description: 
Launch your year right!  In this session participants will spend time exploring the set up of the first module of My Perspectives for their grade level, by exploring the theme, essential question and texts used in the first module. Participants will also understand how proficiency scales can be used to help gauge student progress throughout the unit. It is recommended that participants have attended either the half day Curriculum PD over the summer (July 9, 16, or 30) or have attended the reIGNITE session,  Secondary ELA Curriculum Introduction. 

Speakers
avatar for Dorlisa Johnson

Dorlisa Johnson

Executive Director of Middle School Education


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 215

2:00pm

Purposeful Alignment: Grants and the New ELA Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
Participants should gain confidence in applying for grants to help them purchase resources that will enhance the new ELA curriculum.  Grant proposals should be aligned such that any requested resource directly relates to student learning and literacy objectives.

Description: 
This session will support teachers' general ability to write grants and will then focus specifically on writing grants to obtain resources to support the new ELA curriculum.  Teachers or other personnel should write proposals for resources that will enhance reading instruction for and be relevant to students (i.e., enhance what is readily available through the core curriculum).

Modalities/Implementation Practices:
 
In addition to providing general information, I will provide resource pathways based on need and/or interest for participants to explore.  Thus, the experience the participant has in the session is personalized and relevant to him/her.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cherry Johnson

Dr. Cherry Johnson

Director of Research and Grant Development
Before becoming Director of Research and Grant Development, Cherry served as one of the district's MTSS/CIA specialists. She has taught middle school Language Arts and Social Studies as well as English and Technical Writing at the college level. Cherry is passionate about leadership... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 220

2:00pm

We Studied Education, Not Acting: The Proliferation of Culturally Responsive Teaching Methods
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objectives & Rationale: 
The learning objective of this presentation is to encourage JoCo educators to try other learning opportunities, rather than only traditional methods. Our rationale is to allow ourselves as educators to be vulnerable and take risks in how we present information to our students. We connect with our students and address all cultures and backgrounds. As traditional methods are not always effective, pursuing innovative strategies encourages deeper understanding and growth in learners. Our session aims to develop both culturally relevant practices and these enhanced student learning outcomes.

Description: 
This presentation illustrates culturally responsive teaching methods and their potential to proliferate the concepts in all classrooms, resulting in increased student comprehension of concepts and mastery of North Carolina standards.

Modalities/Implementation Practices: 
We will utilize a Smart Board to access samples of best of practices, as well as examples of the videos employed to increase student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Velasquez

Anthony Velasquez

4th Grade Dual Language Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools
I am a 4th Grade Dual Language Teacher at Selma Elementary.This is my third year teaching!I graduated from Elon University in 2017 with degrees in Special Education and Elementary ed.
avatar for Diana Pagoada

Diana Pagoada

Dual Language Spanish Teacher, Selma Elementary
*Born and raised in Honduras*Studied English Teaching as a Foreign Language at UPNFM (Pedagogical University Francisco Morazan) 2009*Participate teacher/ Dual Language Program at Selma Elementary School 2016 to present year/ 3rd, 4th


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 338