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Wednesday, August 15
 

12:00pm

myON News Middle
Orientation to myON News and discussion of the role of media in society. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON News and best practices for integrating myON and myON News. Topics include: myon News Overview, features exploration discussion of the importance of news in a 21st Century Classroom as well as the role of media in society. This session is tailored to middle school teachers and students. A representative from all grade levels in each content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

myON Middle: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support middle school teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104
 
Thursday, August 16
 

8:30am

IXL Foundations I: Getting Started
IXL Foundations I is your induction into IXL's innovative community of educators. Highly recommended for every school, this professional learning experience goes beyond the basics and empowers teachers to use IXL effectively in their individual classrooms. In addition, this session invites you to:
• Explore the IXL curriculum and how it can support any lesson or standard you’re teaching in the classroom.
• Discover how to drive progress faster with the Continuous Diagnostic’s up-to-the-minute analysis of every student.
• Learn how IXL’s personalized guidance supports every student at just the right level.


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
G205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

myON Middle: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support middle school teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

IXL Foundations II: Successful Implementation
IXL Foundations II is a must for those looking to uncover meaningful insights that allow teachers to make the best instructional decisions every day. This professional learning experience highlights ways that IXL can help teachers respond to individual needs more quickly and use limited class time more effectively. In addition, this session invites you to:
• Dive deeper into the IXL curriculum and its embedded opportunities for remediation and enrichment.
• Explore strategies for using insights from IXL Analytics to differentiate instruction and correct misconceptions before they become trouble spots.
• See how to use IXL’s robust data offerings to optimize instruction and personalize learning for your students.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
G205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

myON Middle: Getting Started
Orientation to myON's personalized literacy environment. This hands-on session will introduce participants to myON. Participants will get an overview of the student and faculty perspective to get their school up and running. Topics include; myON overview, touring the key features, exploring content and embedding scaffolds, discussion of best practices for implementing myON in your classroom, access included PD and resources and identify types of data and reports offered by myON. This session will support middle school teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Teach Coding with Tynker
Middle School Coding Teacher will be provided professional development in utilizing Tynker to teach coding to middle school students.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

myON Middle: Curriculum Alignment
What are best practices for creating projects that align with curriculum? In this session participants will learn how using projects in myON can be used across content area instruction. Participants will develop a myON project that includes assigned texts, close reading tasks, graphic organizers, and writing activities. Topics include: tips for specific content searches, review of projects and tasks in myON, search and modify tasks from the cloud, how and when to utilize Lexile assessment task, assign tasks to students and monitor progress, and discuss best practices for using projects to meet the needs of the diverse learners. Note: the goal of this session will be to create a new project using a current unit of study. It is recommended that participants bring resources such as pacing guide, scope and sequence or unit of study. This session will support middle teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Teach Coding with Tynker
Middle School Coding Teacher will be provided professional development in utilizing Tynker to teach coding to middle school students.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
F107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

IXL Foundations II: Successful Implementation
IXL Foundations II is a must for those looking to uncover meaningful insights that allow teachers to make the best instructional decisions every day. This professional learning experience highlights ways that IXL can help teachers respond to individual needs more quickly and use limited class time more effectively. In addition, this session invites you to:
• Dive deeper into the IXL curriculum and its embedded opportunities for remediation and enrichment.
• Explore strategies for using insights from IXL Analytics to differentiate instruction and correct misconceptions before they become trouble spots.
• See how to use IXL’s robust data offerings to optimize instruction and personalize learning for your students.


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
G205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Integrate Coding into Core Curriculum
Middle School Teachers will be guided on how to integrate coding into their core curriculum.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
F107 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

IXL Foundations I: Getting Started
IXL Foundations I is your induction into IXL's innovative community of educators. Highly recommended for every school, this professional learning experience goes beyond the basics and empowers teachers to use IXL effectively in their individual classrooms. In addition, this session invites you to:
• Explore the IXL curriculum and how it can support any lesson or standard you’re teaching in the classroom.
• Discover how to drive progress faster with the Continuous Diagnostic’s up-to-the-minute analysis of every student.
• Learn how IXL’s personalized guidance supports every student at just the right level.


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
G205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

myON Middle: Special Populations
How does myON support special populations? In this session, participants will learn how to provide
opportunities for high-success reading for various types of learners. Topics include:
• Explore scaffolds and supports to help diverse learners
• Practice finding books to address specific needs
• Understand how to apply Lexile® measures with special populations
• Identify appropriate modifications for assessments

Speakers
KA

Karen Adamec

Educational Consultant, Renaissance
I have been working in the field of education for almost two decades and have experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist with experience spanning K-12. Currently I am working as a literacy coach in a diverse, urban elementary school in Providence, Rhode... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
F205D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104