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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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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