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Thursday, August 16
 

8:30am

Better Rubrics, Better Coaching, Better Outcomes
Rubrics were restructured this year to establish clearer expectations for students through specific outcomes in writing. We based our rubrics on those used in Camey's doctorate classes at Gardner Webb and on our own professional observations. These outcomes helped us construct coaching support for specific writing skills in teacher led small groups and in collaborative peer review. Teachers will have the option to import the outcomes we've designed into their canvas courses and will have time to collaborate with one another on restructuring their own rubrics to follow our format.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Zvanut

Casey Zvanut

English Teacher, Union County Public Schools
Casey Zvanut graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.A. in English Education. She has worked in Union County Public Schools for 19 years as an English teacher and as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. In 2016, Casey returned to the classroom to apply all she had... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
F201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Differentiation for Advanced Learners
What do we do with students who already know what we are teaching? Effective educators provide quality instruction that not only aligns to the standard course of study, but focuses on high level thinking skills, differentiated practices, authentic assessment, increasing levels of rigor, and is student-centered. Come find out how to do all this at this session. Strategies and planning materials will be shared with participants of all content areas to use in all classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan

AIG Coordinator, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
F209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

8:30am

Strategies from "Notice and Note": Using Signposts for Fiction & Non-Fiction
Using Kylene Beers & Bob Propst's approach to close reading, participants in this session will learn the basics of Notice and Note for both fiction and non-fiction. We will discuss applications of the approach across different curricula as well as different student-ability groups.


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
F203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Vulnerable Populations
In this session we will identify contemporary "vulnerable populations" and discuss best practices for educating these students. Teachers will be given strategies for addressing difficult topics with students. There will be a focus on poetry, spoken word, art and podcasting as methods of empowering our students to use their voices, tell their stories, and ultimately create a more humane world.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
F208 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Better Rubrics, Better Coaching, Better Outcomes
Rubrics were restructured this year to establish clearer expectations for students through specific outcomes in writing. We based our rubrics on those used in Camey's doctorate classes at Gardner Webb and on our own professional observations. These outcomes helped us construct coaching support for specific writing skills in teacher led small groups and in collaborative peer review. Teachers will have the option to import the outcomes we've designed into their canvas courses and will have time to collaborate with one another on restructuring their own rubrics to follow our format.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Zvanut

Casey Zvanut

English Teacher, Union County Public Schools
Casey Zvanut graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.A. in English Education. She has worked in Union County Public Schools for 19 years as an English teacher and as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. In 2016, Casey returned to the classroom to apply all she had... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Differentiation for Advanced Learners
What do we do with students who already know what we are teaching? Effective educators provide quality instruction that not only aligns to the standard course of study, but focuses on high level thinking skills, differentiated practices, authentic assessment, increasing levels of rigor, and is student-centered. Come find out how to do all this at this session. Strategies and planning materials will be shared with participants of all content areas to use in all classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan

AIG Coordinator, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

10:15am

Strategies from "Notice and Note": Using Signposts for Fiction & Non-Fiction
Using Kylene Beers & Bob Propst's approach to close reading, participants in this session will learn the basics of Notice and Note for both fiction and non-fiction. We will discuss applications of the approach across different curricula as well as different student-ability groups.


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
F203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Better Rubrics, Better Coaching, Better Outcomes
Rubrics were restructured this year to establish clearer expectations for students through specific outcomes in writing. We based our rubrics on those used in Camey's doctorate classes at Gardner Webb and on our own professional observations. These outcomes helped us construct coaching support for specific writing skills in teacher led small groups and in collaborative peer review. Teachers will have the option to import the outcomes we've designed into their canvas courses and will have time to collaborate with one another on restructuring their own rubrics to follow our format.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Zvanut

Casey Zvanut

English Teacher, Union County Public Schools
Casey Zvanut graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.A. in English Education. She has worked in Union County Public Schools for 19 years as an English teacher and as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. In 2016, Casey returned to the classroom to apply all she had... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
F201 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:15pm

Can you Survive the Island? Game-Based Instruction with Lord of the Flies.
Can you survive the island?  Game-based instruction is an instructional strategy aimed at engaging and motivating students to learn.  This session will focus on whole-class novel study of Lord of the Flies and provide examples of two different types of game-based instruction aligned to the standard course of study, role-playing simulation and electronic breakout challenge.  Planning guides and additional resources will be shared for use in all content areas to develop these strategies for classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan

AIG Coordinator, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
F209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

12:45pm

Vulnerable Populations
In this session we will identify contemporary "vulnerable populations" and discuss best practices for educating these students. Teachers will be given strategies for addressing difficult topics with students. There will be a focus on poetry, spoken word, art and podcasting as methods of empowering our students to use their voices, tell their stories, and ultimately create a more humane world.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
F208 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Vulnerable Populations
In this session we will identify contemporary "vulnerable populations" and discuss best practices for educating these students. Teachers will be given strategies for addressing difficult topics with students. There will be a focus on poetry, spoken word, art and podcasting as methods of empowering our students to use their voices, tell their stories, and ultimately create a more humane world.

Speakers

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
F208 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Novel Study Oh My!
How do we get beyond the book? This session will focus on To Kill a Mockingbird to provide a model of how to create concept-based units that engage students in higher-level thinking and inquiry-based learning. Strategies and planning materials will be shared with participants to develop their own units.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Sullivan

Danielle Sullivan

AIG Coordinator, Union County Public Schools


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
F209 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104

2:00pm

Strategies from "Notice and Note": Using Signposts for Fiction & Non-Fiction
Using Kylene Beers & Bob Propst's approach to close reading, participants in this session will learn the basics of Notice and Note for both fiction and non-fiction. We will discuss applications of the approach across different curricula as well as different student-ability groups.


Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
F203 Weddington High School: 4901 Weddington Rd Matthews, NC 28104
 
Friday, August 17
 

8:30am

ELA--Secondary PLC

Friday August 17, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
CHS Auditorium Cuthbertson High School: 1400 Cuthbertson Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173