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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
 

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

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

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

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
TR

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
 
Tuesday, August 13
 

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
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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

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

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
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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