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Monday, December 9
 

10:00am

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Garth Larson - PLC 2.0: Protocols for Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time. And while the research on educators collaborating to examine and improve their practice is clear, the practice of educators working together and the impact this has on changing the learning experience for students is less conclusive.  PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT--the type of impact that we can observe in our classrooms. This session will take participants through all aspects of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model and have them leaving confident in strengthening their PLC approach. Learning Outcomes: As a result of attending this session, participants will: understand all elements of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model. examine their current realities within their PLC models. engage in co-creating a collective vision of learning and reflect on our evidence-based reality within that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Larson

Garth Larson

Professional Learning Consultant, FIRST Educational Resources, LLC
Garth Larson, Ed.D is the part-time Director of Educator Effectiveness for the Winneconne Community School District in Northeast Wisconsin and also serves as President of FIRST Educational Resources based out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Garth previously sat on the Board of Directors for... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:00am

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Kathi Rhodus - Moving Towards Reading on Grade Level By Third Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is targeted for educators who are not sure that the instruction, materials and the time spent on the foundational skills in their classroom is moving students to read on grade level by 3rd grade .

Speakers
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Kathi Rhodus

ELA/Social Science Content Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Utopia C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3)

11:15am

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Garth Larson - PLC 2.0: Protocols for Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time. And while the research on educators collaborating to examine and improve their practice is clear, the practice of educators working together and the impact this has on changing the learning experience for students is less conclusive.  PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT--the type of impact that we can observe in our classrooms. This session will take participants through all aspects of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model and have them leaving confident in strengthening their PLC approach. Learning Outcomes: As a result of attending this session, participants will: understand all elements of the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model. examine their current realities within their PLC models. engage in co-creating a collective vision of learning and reflect on our evidence-based reality within that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Larson

Garth Larson

Professional Learning Consultant, FIRST Educational Resources, LLC
Garth Larson, Ed.D is the part-time Director of Educator Effectiveness for the Winneconne Community School District in Northeast Wisconsin and also serves as President of FIRST Educational Resources based out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Garth previously sat on the Board of Directors for... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Kathi Rhodus - Disciplinary Literacy in Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes teachers (and students)are not aware of the reading and writing demands required of Social Studies' texts. This session will walk teachers through a number of disciplinary practices with accompanying strategies to use in the classroom.  

Speakers
KR

Kathi Rhodus

ELA/Social Science Content Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Middle School (6-8)

11:15am

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Monica Genta - Game Changers- Ideas that Engage and Motivate All Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Every student who walks into your classroom deserves to LOVE that experience. In order to do that we have to reflect on the everyday practices we have in place and transform them from average to awesome. A bell ringer is average, but a learning attack is awesome! Collecting homework is average, but Olympic sprinting to gather them is awesome! Small tweaks to the great things we are already doing makes a big difference. Come learn how to be a game changer for kids and for education!  

Speakers
avatar for Monica Genta

Monica Genta

Teacher. Author. Speaker. TEDx Presenter.
A passionate teacher and international keynote speaker who loves transforming education from average to AWESOME! Can’t wait to laugh and learn with you!


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Utopia A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Kathi Rhodus - Literacy Tasks: Weaving It All Together
Limited Capacity seats available

Tasks should be a part of each and every classroom. Why?  To weave the standards together and provide the opportunity for students to fully engage with texts. This session will provide each teacher with a grade-specific tool to guide teachers to design tasks.  

Speakers
KR

Kathi Rhodus

ELA/Social Science Content Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education


Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Utopia C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Garth Larson - Using Dialogue to Increase Engagement, Promote Equity and Ensure Deep Learning for ALL Students
Limited Capacity seats available

What exactly is dialogue  and are we truly engaging in this highly supported high impact classroom strategy? Most educators believe Dialogue is just getting our students to talk in partners or collaborative groups. However, dialogue for engagement, equity, and deep learning is a detailed and purposeful approach to learning. Dialogue can be  one of the best vehicles for helping students learn how to think for themselves, make moral decisions and understand varying points of view. In this engaging and motivational session, participants will explore various strategies to enhance dialogue and ensure deeper and lasting learning for ALL students.  As a result of attending this session, participants will: understand how to facilitate dialogue for deep learning at the classroom, building or district level. examine and practice strategies and tools to support immediate implementation of promoting dialogue for deep learning plan at least one Dialogue for Deep Learning Strategy through their own context.  

Speakers
avatar for Garth Larson

Garth Larson

Professional Learning Consultant, FIRST Educational Resources, LLC
Garth Larson, Ed.D is the part-time Director of Educator Effectiveness for the Winneconne Community School District in Northeast Wisconsin and also serves as President of FIRST Educational Resources based out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Garth previously sat on the Board of Directors for... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Kathi Rhodus - Building Reading Stamina and Perseverance
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide participants with tips and tools to build student's reading stamina in the classroom.  The Capture Basket, Annotation Bookmarks (for each grade level), Sentence Stems and Activity Guides will be shared.

Speakers
KR

Kathi Rhodus

ELA/Social Science Content Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education


Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia C
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

3:00pm

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Monica Genta - Transforming Education From Average to Awesome with The Dollar Tree!
Limited Capacity seats available

All teachers love the Dollar Tree! And what is not to love about inexpensive, awesome, instructional tools! But I think The Dollar Tree is filled with hidden gems that can transform classrooms from average to awesome. Come check out how toys can be taken to a new level and turned into learning tools. Find out how canned fish can be turned into a fun, fresh way to motivate and engage students. This session will be full of exciting remixes that are bound to bring your classroom to a new level!  

Speakers
avatar for Monica Genta

Monica Genta

Teacher. Author. Speaker. TEDx Presenter.
A passionate teacher and international keynote speaker who loves transforming education from average to AWESOME! Can’t wait to laugh and learn with you!


Monday December 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Utopia A
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

10:45am

*FEATURED SPEAKER* - Jennie Winters - The Problem Solving Progression
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this session will explore the 8 problem solving structures and how to support students to tackle multi-step, real-world problems.

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Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Utopia B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels