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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.

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Monday, August 12
 

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
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 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
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

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
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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 Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer 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
avatar for Leanne Daughtry

Leanne Daughtry

Johnston County Public Schools


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, SDP and the NC AP Partnership, The College Board
Michelle is the Associate Director of the NC Advanced Placement Partnership, State and District Partnerships, 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 -- as well as a curriculum specialist... 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
avatar for Leanne Daughtry

Leanne Daughtry

Johnston County Public Schools


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

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, SDP and the NC AP Partnership, The College Board
Michelle is the Associate Director of the NC Advanced Placement Partnership, State and District Partnerships, 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 -- as well as a curriculum specialist... 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

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
 
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

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
avatar for Leanne Daughtry

Leanne Daughtry

Johnston County Public Schools


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

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
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Lori Pender

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