Bill Martin Jr - Breakout Sessions
- EarlyBird Breakout Session (8:00 am - 8:45 am)
- Morning Breakout Session (10:45 am - 11:30 am)
- Afternoon Breakout Session (1:45 pm - 2:30 pm)
- Lagniappe - a little something extra (2:45 pm - 3:30 pm)
Afternoon Sessions 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm:
In Sam Rayburn Student Center, EdSouth Curriculum & Instruction Building, and Alumni Center
Figure 19 Made Easy
Jessica Sparks, Literacy Coach, Greenville ISD
Amy Massey, Literacy Coach, Greenville ISD
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: Unpacking Figure 19 vertically; exploring the ways in which the specificity builds and morphs from Kindergarten through High School. Specific examples for classroom application will be given.
Center Ideas for Language Plus!
Jen Beazley, Kindergarten Teacher, Greenhill School
ECE (EC-6): Please join me for a discussion about Language centers in a Kindergarten and Pre-kindergarten classroom. We will talk about intertwining and extending Math and Science into interactive hands-on Language centers.
SRSC Innovations A
Children’s Literature and the Math Connection
Dr. Jauquita Hargus, Assistant Professor, Texas A & M University-Texarkana
Dr. Judy Sander, Professor of Education, Texas A&M University-Texarkana
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL: The session will highlight using children’s literature to provide a context for posing rich mathematical problems by basing scenarios on stories from children’s literature. Students can vicariously view children engaged in different contextual settings to gain awareness, understanding, and acceptance of mathematical language to describe life. Handouts will be available.
SRSC Innovations B
Writer, Writer, What Do You See?
Heather Neale Pineda, Intermediate ELA Instructional Support Teacher, Garland ISD
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Writing: Unlock the next dimension of mentor texts! Discover how to engage your students with picture books and poetry that will inspire their expository writing. Leave not only with ideas, but with activities and strategies that will have your students begging to read and write more!
Incorporating Picture Books in Intermediate and Secondary Classrooms
Rebecca McKee, former school librarian, current teacher organizer, American Federation of Teachers
Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: Need a sponge activity for a difficult content-area lesson? Need to model a writing style or format? Want a great way to elaborate beyond the textbook? Then, you need a picture book! This session will provide titles of picture books that can work to enhance your current lessons.
Marcus Edwards, Educator, Rockwall ISD
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12): A new age of professional development that is on-demand and more diverse than ever has arrived. Creating a professional learning network will give you an opportunity to grow daily, connect and collaborate with like-minded educators, and build a gigantic collection of web2.0 tools that will deeply engage your students.
Similarities and Differences of English and Spanish Phonological Awareness Development
Madeline Livingston, Literacy Coach, Greenville ISD
Vicky Peterson, PK Literacy Coach, Greenville ISD
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL: This workshop will focus on the differences between the Spanish and English language as it pertains to phonological awareness development and provide strategies that effectively target steps in the phonological awareness continuum.
PUMP up Your Classroom Management: Proactive Discipline Strategies for Educators
Rochelle Crump-Eddy, Behaviorist Specialist, Rockwall ISD
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12): Discover 4 steps (P.U.M.P.) to improving your discipline plan in the classroom that will allow you to teach by learning how to keep unwanted behavior from occurring in the first place! THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE AT 1:45 PM AND 3:00 PM.
Great Expectations: Setting a Standard of Success for ALL Students
Melissa Hill, Instructional Specialist, Garland ISD
Megan Frankenberg, Instructional Specialist, Garland ISD
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: In order to set high expectations for all students regardless of background, teachers will learn about the benefits of setting individual learning goals and its impact on student success. Resources like picture books and student charts will be shared to help teachers promote a classroom climate of intrinsically motivated learners.
Underachievement: Problems and Interventions
Dr. Joyce Miller, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A & M University-Commerce
Susan Bishop, Texas A & M University-Commerce
Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12): Parents, students and teachers often wonder why the most capable students often underachieve. This session will explore definitions of underachievement and share strategies that can be used by teachers, students and parents in addressing the needs of the underachieving student. Concrete strategies will be shared which can be used by teachers will be presented.
Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Focus on Middle and Secondary Classrooms
Corrinne Hermann, Student, Texas A&M University-Commerce Honors College
Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12), Music and Special Education: The workshop focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, person-first language, reading IEPs, creating a classroom learning community, accommodations and modifications for music classes, and creating positive behaviors. The emphasis is on music classrooms at the middle and secondary levels.
Poetry and Patterns: How to Engage and Inspire Your Students Using Poetry and Math
Dr. Evelyn Lawson, Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Dr. Frieda Golden, Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University-Commerce
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: Both poetry and math rely on patterns and are dependent on students' skill with language, whether it is the language of verse and rhythm or the language of symbols and signs. Come and explore creative ways to integrate poetry into your math lessons in an early childhood or elementary classroom.
Teaching Language/Literacy to Four and Five Year Olds
Deborah Tamaz, Head Start Teacher, Terrell ISD
Blanca Gutierrez, Head Start Teacher, Terrell ISD
Valerie Kuoy, Head Start Teacher, Terrell ISD
Pre K: Many people believe that children can begin to write and read in Kindergarten. No, not true! You can teach literacy skills at the Pre-K level! Your students can develop and enhance their language/literacy skills if you plan activities daily to incorporate literacy through each content area!
Self-Regulation Skill and School Readiness
Richard James, ELAR Consultant, Region 10 Education Service Center
Secondary (8-12), Reading: Maintain a civil classroom during discussions, especially with highly volatile topics, using Jim Burke’s suggestions for questioning and commenting during academic discussions. We will learn how to use structured comment and question stems to help clarify, elaborate, agree, disagree, respond, and report during classroom academic and formal discussions.
Building a Love of Math through Literature
Jacqueline Watt, Teacher/ AP Lead Math Teacher, Mesquite ISD
Mid-Level Grades (4-8), High School Geometry: A workshop for grades 6-8 and Geometry that uses literature in three ways to explore mathematics: 1. Explore irrational numbers using constrained writing. 2. Read a story then write and illustrate a story using the characteristics of polygons. 3. Read a story to introduce math concepts involving circles
Now I Know My ABC's Next Time Won't You Read With Me!
Karen Davis, Reading Interventionist, Commerce Elementary
Tracey Crews, Commerce Elementary
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: This workshop is to boost struggling readers to the average of their class. When a child cannot read the feeling of complete failure and fear consumes them. We are going to share strategies and activities that will send your most struggling student soaring with confidence and the belief that they can read. We want our children to become lovers of literacy and not just read words on a page.
It’s In the Bag
Lisa Avrit, 3rd grade teacher, doctoral student, Community ISD
Jeanne Sutton, 6th grade teacher, doctoral student, Kaufman ISD
ECE (EC-6), Reading: Through the use of Literacy Bags, participants will learn how to increase student literacy while developing a home and school connection. Participants will be provided with a list of books and all the information needed to start a Literacy Bags program in their classroom. Literacy Bags are beneficial for struggling readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners.
EDS 204 Van Allen Library
Poem of the Week
Sharon Guynes, Adjunct Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University-Commerce/ Independent Contractor
ECE (EC-6): Participants will be shown how to use a poem of the week approach to teach high frequency words, grade level appropriate grammar/mechanics/punctuation, comprehension and fluency. Participants will be walked through the process on implementation and assessment of the poetry used. Grade level specific TEKS will be used to align the instruction of the poetry with grade level expectations. THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE AT 10:30 AM AND 1:45 PM
The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence
Dawn Buttrill, Second Grade Teacher, Greenville ISD
Laura Walden, 2nd Grade, Greenville ISD
Amanda Gangawere, 2nd Grade, Greenville ISD
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals. This workshop will not only explain the philosophy behind the structure, but also cover how to carefully and systematically train your students to participate in each of the five components.