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)
Morning Sessions 10:45 am - 11:30 am:
In Rayburn Student Center, EdSouth, and Alumni Center
HIP Classroom Management System
Lara Henderson, Third Grade Teacher, St. Paul the Apostle School
Erin Pacione, Fourth Grade Teacher, St. Paul the Apostle School
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8): It's Time to Shout! about the 'HIPPEST' Class in School! Experience enthusiasm, cooperation, buy-in from students, and all around joy in your classroom. This is a hands-on learning approach that includes immediate positive and assertive techniques to utilize in your classroom, incorporating academics, learning, discipline, and belonging. THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE, 8:00 AM AND 10:45 AM.
Using iPads to Make Teacher Work Easier
Dr. Barbara McClanahan, Assistant Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University-McCurtain County Campus
Susan Tate, Teacher, Swink Public Schools, Swink, OK
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12), Bilingual/ESL, Reading, Administrators: Presenters will discuss and demonstrate how specific apps on an iPad can improve teachers’ efficiency and effectiveness in the mundane tasks related to teaching. Some iPads may be available for participant use, but individuals may want to bring their own iPads to participate in hands-on exploration of apps. THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE, 8:00 AM AND 10:45 AM
SRSC Innovations A
New Drugs Impacting the Classroom
Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Dr. Kriss Graham-Kemp, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Texasn A&M University-Commerce
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: Educators should be aware of drugs impacting children in the classroom. Participants will gain knowledge and signs/symptoms of drug use. THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE, 8:00 AM AND 10:45 AM
SRSC Innovations B
Successful Teaching Strategies and Survival Skills for the First-Year Teacher
Angela Chadwick, Principal, Crockett Intermediate, Paris ISD
Jennifer Ray, Instructional Coach, Crockett Intermediate,
Katie Parson, 5th grade math teacher, Crockett Intermediate
Cassandra Rogers, 6th grade math teacher, Crockett Intermediate
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8): Crockett Intermediate helps new teachers successfully manage challenges of teaching. We understand the fears to managing your first classroom, and we have helpful hints as you prepare for your first teaching position. You will hear from the instructional coach, and two new teachers. They will share their secrets for success! THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE AT 8:00 AM AND 10:45 AM.
Tamara Williams, Literacy Coach, Greenville ISD
Heather Swanzy, Literacy Coach, Greenville ISD
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Reading: What does it take to grow a lush garden? It takes soil, seeds, a little fertilizer, a spring rain, sunshine, and a motivated farmer. The same is true for healthy readers. It takes books, books, books, and more books, along with a motivated teacher that is committed to growing readers.
EdSouth Curriculum & Instruction Classroom Building
TEXT ME! Creating Lifelong Readers
Connie Munoz, Third Grade Bilingual Teacher, Mesquite ISD
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: This presentation aims to promote creating readers for life while increasing success with text evidence based reading for the state assessment.
Using Menus and Centers to Differentiate Instruction
Kathleen Moore, Second Grade Teacher, Richardson ISD
ECE (EC-6), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: This session will give tips on how to start the use of menus or centers in all subject areas. Participants will create centers to take back with them to the classroom along with a handout of several ideas in each subject.
Creative Story Drama
Norma Thomas, EC-6th Certified Teacher and Professional Children’s Drama Teacher, Drama Kids
ECE (EC-6): Come learn how to bring stories to life through drama while at the same time teaching essential skills and knowledge. Become aware of how to spark a child's imagination and creativity, along with teaching kindness through community service, all with one good book. THIS PRESENTATION OFFERED TWICE AT 8:00 AM AND 10:45 AM.
Using Literature and Interactive Notebooks to Raise the Rigor in Writing
Denise Campbell, Instructional Support Specialist, Garland ISD
Stephanie Green, Instructional Support Specialist, Garland ISD
Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: Do you want to challenge your students while keeping them completely engaged in writing? Learn how to use interactive notebooks in writing combined with the power of literature. What a difference this can make in our students' learning while differentiating for visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities!
Learning to Think Like a Historian
Dr. Sherri Colby. Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12): Participants will learn how to teach students to think like historians by examining historical artifacts. Children’s literature will be integrated into the presentation.
Read a Little, Walk a Little, Talk a Little
Kelli Knight, Second Grade Teacher, Rockwall ISD
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Reading: As students begin to move from learning to read to reading to learn, how can a classroom teacher motivate, challenge and support all of her students? This session will give practical ideas for use in any classroom to help students grow as readers in a classroom community.
The Stinky Cheese Man in Science and Technology
Laura Hume, Health Occupations Student at Paris Junior College, Spectrum Industries
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: This breakout session will discuss using children's literature, the whole language approach, and Universal Design for Sheltered Instruction in different curricular areas.
Teaching American Children Cultural Awareness through Foreign Story Books
Ali Morales, Doctoral Student at Texas A & M University-Commerce
Taslima Mossmmat, EFL Teacher
Alexandra Sharaf; EFL Teacher
Lu Zhou; EFL Teacher
Kathy Aaron, ESL Teacher
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12), Bilingual/ESL, Reading, Librarians: This presentation consists of a panel of ESL and EFL teachers, representing the countries of Mexico, China, Bangladesh, Russia, and the U.S.A., who will be presenting favorite story books from each of their representative countries. The books will be examined, discussed, and compared by the panel and the audience/participants. Educators and parents will benefit through this international exchange of ideas expanding their cultural knowledge through study of children's literature from the represented countries.
Self-Regulation Skill and School Readiness
Christine Benson, Education Specialist, Head Start of Greater Dallas
CE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8): This presentation will focus on the correlation between self/Regulation and School readiness. The application of Self-regulation skill will equip students with the skills to receive instructions and grow in school. The absence of self-regulation = CHAOS.
Raising Reading Levels through Guided Reading and Differentiating Curriculum
Cris Hughes, Teacher, Sulpher Springs ISD
Ruane Horton, Teacher, Sulpher Springs ISD
ECE (EC-6), Reading: Would you like to find out how to raise reading levels through guided reading and differentiating curriculum in the elementary classroom? This session will provide innovative ways to place students at the center of teaching and learning with a variety of instruction methods to best facilitate effective learning to meet the needs of all students.
Making the Shift from Knowing to Doing: Project Approach
Angie Manning, Educator, Greenhill School
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Secondary (8-12): This workshop is designed to show teachers how to easily shift their teaching from old school to new school! At any age, students learn more through active participation than through lectures. Through a learner-centered school environment, you can accommodate more learning styles and learning differences than ever before!
The Big Five: Metacognitive Strategies to Help Students Tackle Non-Fiction Text
Tamara Robison, Graduate Student and Teacher
Tracey Roden, Graduate Student
ECE (EC-6): This workshop will provide educators with solid research-based comprehension strategies when working with non-fiction text. Test scores have shown that students are often unsuccessful with nonfiction text. As educators, we know that 90% of a student’s life from now on will be reading nonfiction text. We will provide 5 steps to help teachers assist their students in tackling non-fiction text through think alouds.
EDS 202 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
Just for the Joy of Writing
Dr. Maribeth Nottingham, Assistant Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Pre-Service ELED Teachers
ECE (EC-6), Mid-Level Grades (4-8), Bilingual/ESL, Reading: A group of pre-service teaching students share examples of writing from experiences taking place in their Language Arts course. Using limitless "prompts" these students experience writing for the pure joyful art of writing. These prompts provide ideas without walls allowing students to use their imaginations and write from their hearts.