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Afternoon Sessions

 

Grapevine: November 5

Five Easy Steps to Create a Balanced Math Program
Justin Richardson, Canyon ISD and Tim Persall, Hays CISD
According to Larry Ainsworth, "Experience has proven that when students are engaged in a balance of mathematics activities, they can succeed where it counts...” By balancing mathematics we insure that instruction is deliberately designed so that students: build computation skills, develop mathematical reasoning as well as problem-solving abilities, deepen conceptual understanding, gain mastery of math facts through student understanding of patterns and demonstrate understanding in a variety of assessment formats that align with state standards. Deepen your understanding of this process to strengthen delivery of the new Math TEKS on your campus.

 

Data Rooms: Mapping Our Way to Success
Jonathan Kegler, Principal, Nacogdoches ISD
Move your data out of binders and put it on the wall. Target strengths and areas of concern for individual students and subpopulations. Set up, track and analyze data to make meaningful, measurable changes in your school.

Schoolwide Transformation: Intervention that Works
Kim Holcomb, Mansfield ISD
Learn how to close the achievement gaps for at-risk students during a schoolwide intervention time while providing enrichment to higher level students. Enrichment with Think Tanks will ignite learning and creativity using independent literacy centers while challenging your students to be STAAR ready with critical thinking skills! Hear successful implementation stories about schoolwide intervention and enrichment that works!

 

iCan Lead
Jonathan Kegler, Principal, Nacogdoches ISD
Discover exciting new ways to conduct walkthroughs, attain feedback and manage discipline through technology. Explore Google+ and learn how documents and forms can be shared with your staff and globally. Engage in conversations about 21st century leadership.

FUNctional Fridays: How to Put the FUN Back in Data Talks
Airemy Caudle, Principal, Cleburne ISD
Change your approach to data meetings, PLCs, professional development and lesson planning, and still get everyone on the same instructional page without meeting after school. We put the FUN back into FUNction and made meetings on Fridays something teachers actually look forward to!

Get ConnectED
Holly Grubbs and Brandi Lewis, Principals, Mesquite ISD

iLearn...iBelieve...weSucceed with instructional technology in the classroom! Learn to go beyond the four walls of your school building, Get ConnectED with the world, inspire your staff with quality staff development, and lead by example. Leave with tools in hand to take back and implement on your campus. Get ConnectED with us on twitter @hjgrubbs and @brandikl.

 

Lubbock: November 6

Five Easy Steps to Create a Balanced Math Program
Justin Richardson, Canyon ISD and Tim Persall, Hays CISD
According to Larry Ainsworth, "Experience has proven that when students are engaged in a balance of mathematics activities, they can succeed where it counts...” By balancing mathematics we insure that instruction is deliberately designed so that students: build computation skills, develop mathematical reasoning as well as problem-solving abilities, deepen conceptual understanding, gain mastery of math facts through student understanding of patterns and demonstrate understanding in a variety of assessment formats that align with state standards. Deepen your understanding of this process to strengthen delivery of the new Math TEKS on your campus.

 

Don’t Just Tell Them, Teach Them! The Essential Elements of Coaching Effectiveness
Randy Anderson, e3Professional Trainers
Coaching effectiveness should be measured by the results it generates, not the effort put into it. Applying these outcome-based strategies will improve your coaching skills and your effectiveness in teaching others to produce at a higher level. This functional, practical approach to improving human performance can be utilized on any campus, and if practiced consistently, it will produce measurable results.

The HOW of Communicating the WHY: Spreading Your Vision
Randy Anderson, e3Professional Trainers
From administrators to support staff, people contribute more if they better understand how their efforts fit into the big picture. Communicating and cultivating a broader perspective will help team members avoid losing sight of and undervaluing their dependence on other team members in order to achieve key objectives and sustainable success. Learn practical strategies to get team members on board.

Who Me, The New Administrator…Survive?
Reagan Oles, Principal, Claude ISD
Learn nine easy steps to build trust with your staff, boost morale and get parents on your side. Discover how to move from just surviving to succeeding!

 

Write with Numbers: A Blueprint for Building Confident Writers

Yolanda Delaney, Director of Elementary Programs and Kim Beth Buchanan, Retired Administrator, Canyon ISD Every student has a story to tell! Learn how Canyon ISD adopted a framework to help students communicate their narratives and opinions. Discover writing strategies and support offered by Write with Numbers. Explore a vertical alignment of the ELAR TEKS that build reading/writing connections beginning in kindergarten for success on 4th and 7th grade STAAR personal narrative and expository writing. Write with Numbers provides a common language and engaging acrostic strategies to help students tell their stories with confidence and dexterity.
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