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Wednesday, August 15
 

11:15am

myON News Elementary
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 elementary teachers and students. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
E207D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

Developing Strong Oracy Skills
This session will highlight the importance of developing strong oracy skills to build and support the students' background knowledge before beginning a unit of study. It will discuss the power that background knowledge has in building literacy. It will give practical ideas of how to accomplish this goal as well as there will be opportunity to collaborate with peers to further understanding of this topic.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E108 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:00pm

TeachingBooks.net: Getting Started - Elementary
TeachingBooks.net – a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Included are: book guides & lesson plans, build-your-own custom reading lists, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HS Media Center near windows Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

TeachingBooks.net: Getting Started - Secondary
TeachingBooks.net – a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Included are: book guides & lesson plans, build-your-own custom reading lists, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
HS Media Center near windows Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

1:15pm

myON Elementary: 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 elementary teachers and topics. Required for all NEW teachers in that grade/content area.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Wednesday August 15, 2018 1:15pm - 3:30pm
E207D Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

Developing Strong Oracy Skills
This session will highlight the importance of developing strong oracy skills to build and support the students' background knowledge before beginning a unit of study. It will discuss the power that background knowledge has in building literacy. It will give practical ideas of how to accomplish this goal as well as there will be opportunity to collaborate with peers to further understanding of this topic.


Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E108 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:30pm

TeachingBooks.net: Sharing and Collaboration- Supporting Literacy Work (Tips and Tricks)
Spread the word and lead the way with resources that directly enrich the literacy work in your school. Perpetuate leadership and support school-wide collaboration with colleagues, students, families, and administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
HS Media Center near windows Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104
 
Thursday, August 16
 

8:30am

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out of the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

myON Elementary: 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 elementary teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
E106c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

TeachingBooks.net: Build Capacity - Train the Trainer
Equip educators with tools and strategies to facilitate staff trainings using the digital resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net. Participants will leave with staff development options to help support literacy outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
A101B Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Connect to the World with Culturegrams--ES
Do your students need information on countries of the world, Canadian provinces or the 50 states? Culturegrams is a resource that delves deeply into the unique qualities of the people and places of the world. Come and learn more! 

Speakers


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
F105c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out of the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

How to Make Technology Work for You
We will show how to use 2 different technology tools (Edpuzzle & Quizlet Live) to increase student engagement and provide students with opportunities to show what they have learned as well as for them to create products for the classroom.

Speakers
KM

Kristin Marchese

5th grade teacher, Union Elementary


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

TeachingBooks.net: Getting Started - K-12
TeachingBooks.net – a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Included are: book guides & lesson plans, build-your-own custom reading lists, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
A101B Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About
Discourse driven classrooms become a reality when students are enabled to think critically, collaborate to solve problems, and critique the reasoning of others. This session will focus on strategies for facilitating and enhancing mathematical discussions that will develop deeper conceptual understanding. Discourse best practices outlined in former NCTM Board of Director Dr. Gladis Kersaint’s whitepapers will be analyzed. Participants will vet student work, making decisions about how they would select and sequence the students’ solutions for best learning outcomes. Attendees will receive tools and techniques they can immediately use to boost and manage conversations.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
E212 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

myON Elementary: 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 elementary teachers and topics. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
E106c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About
Discourse driven classrooms become a reality when students are enabled to think critically, collaborate to solve problems, and critique the reasoning of others. This session will focus on strategies for facilitating and enhancing mathematical discussions that will develop deeper conceptual understanding. Discourse best practices outlined in former NCTM Board of Director Dr. Gladis Kersaint’s whitepapers will be analyzed. Participants will vet student work, making decisions about how they would select and sequence the students’ solutions for best learning outcomes. Attendees will receive tools and techniques they can immediately use to boost and manage conversations.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
E212 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

myON Elementary: 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
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
E106c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Connect to the World with Culturegrams--ES
Do your students need information on countries of the world, Canadian provinces or the 50 states? Culturegrams is a resource that delves deeply into the unique qualities of the people and places of the world. Come and learn more! 

Speakers


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
F105c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out of the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
The idea of flexible seating is to create a more comfortable and personable environment that helps students be their best learning selves. Flexible seating gives students a sense of ownership and enables them to become invested in their own education. Being comfortable allows students to stay engaged in a task resulting in more positive behaviors. Come and learn more about how to implement and manage flexible seating in the 21st century classroom on a budget.


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

How Can I Maximize My Impact on Students This Year?
In this session I will define and illustrate what impactful teaching is: instruction that leads to positive, measurable, lasting and immediate change in students. I will provide illustrations of what this looks like in the classroom. I will offer self-reflecting questions that help guide instructional decisions. This session will outline and describe the conditions of learning necessary for impactful teaching to occur:
1. Learner must know where they are in relation to the learning target. (Where am I?)
2. Student buy in (Why should I change?)
3. The steps to reach the goal. (How do I get there?)

Finally, I will share specific, tested techniques that teachers can immediately implement in their classrooms that support impactful instruction. This will include artifacts from Rock Rest classrooms- rubrics, data collection forms, feedback templates, student checklists, learning trajectory graphs and anchor charts.


Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
E103 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

TeachingBooks.net: Getting Started - K-12
TeachingBooks.net – a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Included are: book guides & lesson plans, build-your-own custom reading lists, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
A101B Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Dreambox: How to Use Dreambox to Drive Instruction
Join us as we discuss the unique adaptive engine that is DreamBox Learning.  We will focus on how DreamBox impacts your students, how the tools you have access to can help you drive instruction, and some tips on getting the most out fo the product and allowing it to save you time in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kostka

Keith Kostka

DreamBox Learning


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E100 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
The idea of flexible seating is to create a more comfortable and personable environment that helps students be their best learning selves. Flexible seating gives students a sense of ownership and enables them to become invested in their own education. Being comfortable allows students to stay engaged in a task resulting in more positive behaviors. Come and learn more about how to implement and manage flexible seating in the 21st century classroom on a budget.


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

How Can I Maximize My Impact on Students This Year?
In this session I will define and illustrate what impactful teaching is: instruction that leads to positive, measurable, lasting and immediate change in students. I will provide illustrations of what this looks like in the classroom. I will offer self-reflecting questions that help guide instructional decisions. This session will outline and describe the conditions of learning necessary for impactful teaching to occur:
1. Learner must know where they are in relation to the learning target. (Where am I?)
2. Student buy in (Why should I change?)
3. The steps to reach the goal. (How do I get there?)

Finally, I will share specific, tested techniques that teachers can immediately implement in their classrooms that support impactful instruction. This will include artifacts from Rock Rest classrooms- rubrics, data collection forms, feedback templates, student checklists, learning trajectory graphs and anchor charts.


Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E103 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

How to Make Technology Work for You
We will show how to use 2 different technology tools (Edpuzzle & Quizlet Live) to increase student engagement and provide students with opportunities to show what they have learned as well as for them to create products for the classroom.

Speakers
KM

Kristin Marchese

5th grade teacher, Union Elementary


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E205 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

myON News Elementary
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 elementary teachers and students. 2-3 representatives in that grade level/content area should attend from each school.

Speakers
KH

Kim Hall

Ed Consultant, Renaissance


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
E106c Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

TeachingBooks.net: Getting Started - K-12
TeachingBooks.net – a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Included are: book guides & lesson plans, build-your-own custom reading lists, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, Meet-the-Author videos and book readings, and resources for award-winning books.

Speakers
avatar for Kym Davick

Kym Davick

Director of Implementation & Educational Support, TeachingBooks
Kym brings 26 years of teaching in a public school setting, curriculum planning, mentoring, and leadership experience to her position at TeachingBooks, where she oversees the implementation of this literacy service in more than 44,000 schools. She has taught most recently as an elementary... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A101B Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About
Discourse driven classrooms become a reality when students are enabled to think critically, collaborate to solve problems, and critique the reasoning of others. This session will focus on strategies for facilitating and enhancing mathematical discussions that will develop deeper conceptual understanding. Discourse best practices outlined in former NCTM Board of Director Dr. Gladis Kersaint’s whitepapers will be analyzed. Participants will vet student work, making decisions about how they would select and sequence the students’ solutions for best learning outcomes. Attendees will receive tools and techniques they can immediately use to boost and manage conversations.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
E212 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC 28104