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Monday, December 9 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Release the Power...Connect LIMITED

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Educators often converse about the bold ideas influencing education during this time.  The conversations are filled with innovative concepts and how teachers hope to establish these ideas in class.  It is a challenge for educators to balance traditional methods with cutting edge approaches to teaching.  What if teachers had preferable tools for measuring what students knew or could accomplish?  What if an educator's classroom was designed in a way that their students drove their own learning?  In this session, teachers will learn what it takes to release the power and connect with their students.  The audience will be challenged to shift their thinking from students and teacher learning styles to preferred learning.  Students can find success through failure, grit, and lessons with purpose.  It is my hope that teachers visiting this session will discover the benefits of flexible seating, success criteria and rubrics as tools for assessment, and student-led learning.  Teachers can release the power of long established educational patterns and connect by allowing preferred seating, means for evaluation, and student led discovery. In this session, I will share humorous video clips, pictures of my students and classroom, and students' opinions on a flexible seating environment.  Furthermore, I will explain the writing rubrics used at the intermediate level, in our district.  This will show the teachers how students use preferred tools to measure their level of success.  I will give teachers other real world examples of when educators can utilize rubrics to engage students in learning.  The teachers will see videos of students using rubrics for self-evaluation.  The writing rubrics combine the Common Core Standards and the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing  To close this session, I will address the importance of teachers building relationships with students to empower their success.  Connecting is the foundation for learning.  It is my goal to inspire teachers to think differently, be responsive to preferred learning, and to leave a legacy by building relationships. 


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Schaumburg G
  Cross Curricular, Student Engagement
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)