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Monday, December 9
 

10:00am

Release the Power...Connect
Limited Capacity seats available

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. 

Speakers

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

10:00am

The Power of Podcasting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speaking and listening standards are across the curriculum at every level, and sometimes are overlooked or underdeveloped.  Podcasts can help you rev up your standards while also infusing others.  Come learn about how to use podcasts in the classroom, how to create your own podcasts for student learning, and how to get students podcasting.  Bring your listening skills, creativity, and gift for gab.  

 


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

11:15am

“Yes CER!”: Our C-E-R Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear our journey implementing Claim-Evidence-Reasoning into the ELA classroom. Students went from groaning to ASKING to do CERs after we tried some fun strategies to increase engagement and buy-in.
 


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

12:30pm

Tips, Tricks, & Strategies for ALL Students!
Limited Capacity seats available

This highly interactive session will focus on relationship building and tools you can use TOMORROW; come ready to have fun and engage. Though many of these strategies/activities were designed for students with Autism, I have seen them work well with ALL students, especially struggling learners. 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

1:45pm

Whole Brain Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn some simple Whole Brain Teaching techniques that can increase student engagement in any classroom, any content area, any grade level. Whole Brain Teaching techniques are used by tens of thousands of teachers all over the country. These simple strategies can bring fun and excitement back into your lessons, and are easy enough to learn that you can implement them tomorrow! 

Speakers

Monday December 9, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

9:30am

Teaching with a Full Deck: Card Sorts
Limited Capacity seats available

Simply put, card sorts make students TALK. They provide opportunities to classify, rank and sequence while setting a natural context for argumentation. Join me for math and science card sorts that will make your students reason and think critically. 

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Schaumburg E
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

9:30am

We Be Jammin' with Jamboard
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you get when you combine the power of an interactive whiteboard with the best features of G Suite? Jamboard! Come learn experience Jamboard  and start using it tomorrow! No Jamboard kiosk? No worries! All you really need is an iPad, Chromebook, or other device! Come jam with us! 


Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Imagination
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring an Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels

10:45am

PUSH Them into THE PIT! (The Learning Pit)
Limited Capacity seats available

James Nottingham's Learning Pit is a great analogy to use to help students become both collaborative and independent learners at the same time. Experience a lesson using the tenets of The Learning Pit to help students struggle though conceptual understanding using dialogue, questioning and debate. This analogy can be used in any class at any level and provides students with the tools to drive their own learning.  

Speakers

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

12:00pm

ENGAGE with INQUIRY: A HOW TO GUIDE
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to have a truly student-led classroom?  Inquiry allows students to take ownership of their learning and engage in new ways that are essential for learners in today's world.  Inquiry is also a main  component of both the NGSS and new social science standards.  However, these subject areas are often overlooked in the classroom. In this session, you will get a step-by-step guide for planning an inquiry-based unit that will engage your students and make the most of your time by using an interdisciplinary approach.  The ideas presented in this session can be implemented in your classroom the very next day.  

Speakers

Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaumburg B
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL Elementary School (K-6)

1:15pm

Raise Student Achievement by Lesson Planning for Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available


Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Schaumburg A
  • NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS Please bring Internet ready device.
  • INTENDED GRADE LEVEL All Grade Levels