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TRI-LAKES EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT
NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Branson High School 935 Buchanan Road Branson, MO  65616
Please find the sessions below for our PD event. Attendee information about the event is linked here.  We look forward to hosting you on November 8, 2019 for a great day of learning!!

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Friday, November 8
 

10:00am CST

Biographies don't have to be Boring
Limited Capacity full

Check out some fun picture book biographies that will get your students excited and interested in learning about this often labeled "boring" genre! Scientists, inventors, athletes, and visionaries! Biographies are not just literary nonfiction, or a way to teach history, but they can be used to make real life connections, and inspire others to dream big!

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 212

10:00am CST

Building Teacher and Student Clarity
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide strategies for increasing student growth and achievement through the use of Missouri Learning Standards, item specifications, and success criteria.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 108

10:00am CST

Canvas Playground
Limited Capacity full

I will host a playground on Canvas. Come with questions and get time to work on your Canvas course


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 205

10:00am CST

Co-Teaching 101: Creating A Successful Classroom For All Students
Limited Capacity full

Co-Teaching 101 provides the fundamentals of co-teaching in order to create a successful classroom for all students. It is recommended to attend this session as a co-teaching team, including the regular education teacher and special education teacher.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 214

10:00am CST

Flipgrid Fever
Limited Capacity full

Give your students a voice with Flipgrid! Flipgrid is a K-12 resource that is designed to promote open discussion between all students within your classroom. Teachers post topics, videos, or links for discussions and students respond to the prompt and to each other with short video reflections. Come learn how to set up your students on Flipgrid as well as innovative ways to use Flipgrid in the classroom such as Grid Pals and Fliphunts. You will leave with a grid set up and ready to implement right away! This is one engaging tool you won't want to miss!


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 210

10:00am CST

Flocabulary Mash Up
Limited Capacity full

We will begin with a quick overview of Flocabulary's 5 activities (vocab cards, vocab game, read and respond, quiz, and lyric lab) used to build vocabulary skills and content comprehension using 21st century skills and rap-style music videos. Then we will look at other sites that pair well with Flocabulary for content reinforcement and extension activities. All other sites that will be shared have a free version, so anyone can use them!

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 304

10:00am CST

Generation Rx
Limited Capacity full

Generation Rx is an evidence based curriculum that is used to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. The presentation includes a information on the proper use, storage, and disposal of prescription medication. The program can also include a Train the Trainer component, thereby empowering staff to teach the curriculum to students and others themselves.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 209

10:00am CST

Kick it with Classkick
Limited Capacity full

Looking for a tool to help you assess your students, provide feedback, keep them engaged, and accountable for their learning? Classkick is the perfect tool for all of the above. Join me in learning how to engage students will great learning opportunities and how to provide them feedback. We will learn how to give feedback and monitor students learning. We will also how to create content for students to use for various types of instruction in the classroom. Join me and Kick it with Classkick!

Speakers
avatar for SARA CRIGER

SARA CRIGER

Teacher, Reeds Spring


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 223

10:00am CST

Launch's Best Practices for Online Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Launch, based in Springfield Public Schools, partners with more than 200 public school districts from across the state to provide virtual course access solutions for all types of learners. This session will provide educators from potential and current Launch partner districts with a wealth of information on how to best support students in the online learning environment by reviewing the Launch enrollment process, sharing online student monitoring opportunities and more.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 208

10:00am CST

Pairing & Sharing with Paraprofessionals
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to get the most out of the classroom relationship between paraprofessionals and teachers. Discuss best practices for training and planning for paraprofessionals for optimal student growth. Understand the purpose of Supplementary Aids/Services. Get tips on how to organize and strategize with other adults in the classroom.

Speakers
KJ

Kelly Jenkins

Process Coordinator
SV

Samantha Vandenhoek

Process Coordinator


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 206

10:00am CST

Positive Coaching
Limited Capacity full

Helping coaches reach students through positive reinforcement. Terry is the SW MO Rep for the MSHSAA State Board of Appeals.

Speakers
TJ

Terry Jamieson

Principal, Hollister


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 104

10:00am CST

Pre-Retirement Planning In-Service (PSRS)
Limited Capacity full

STRENGTH IN KNOWLEDGE. STABILITY IN PLANNING. SECURITY IN RETIREMENT.

The Public School Retirement System of Missouri presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PSRS offers, when to file your paperwork and considerations for working after retirement will be covered in this presentation.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 310

10:00am CST

Preparing students for the life after High School--Offering a Scholarships Course for Seniors
Limited Capacity full

How can we prepare our students for life after high school and help them pursue a college education? In this session, I will discuss developing a Scholarships Class for seniors where they apply for scholarships to attend college and make post-high school plans. The motivation for developing and offering this course came from conversations with many of my students when I asked them their plans after high school would tell me they were going to use their A+ money to start school but had no idea after that how they would be able to pursue their college education. The biggest hindrance for many was lacking the funds to pursue their education further. I desired to see them follow their dreams and pursue a college education to help them achieve their very best. I have modeled this after a Scholarships class I took in high school that helped me receive funds that helped me to pursue my college career.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 314

10:00am CST

Students and Community Businesses - a Winning Combination
Limited Capacity full

Students in Hollister Middle School and Hollister High School are getting real world work experences and opportunities as they market and prepare media and sales sponsorship packages for a student led tech day and as part of a multi-media class. Learn how students are getting to partner with businesses, clubs, and student activities and gain skills they can use as a life long learner.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 219

10:00am CST

The JOY of Teaching
Limited Capacity full

Many teachers become stressed and overwhelmed by everything that is required. It is easy for us to lose sight of our purpose and passion for teaching. This session will give many tips and strategies to help us relax, refocus, and rediscover why we became educators. This is an opportunity for us to become the best teachers we can be for our students. It's time to reclaim our joy of teaching.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 312

10:00am CST

The Power of Khan Academy
Limited Capacity full

Many teachers may not be aware of the how many different ways you can use Khan Academy in the classroom. As I math teacher, Khan Academy has been an invaluable (completely free) resource in my classroom for years. It's so easy to set up a class and get your students logged in and learning ! You can use it for homework, self-paced practice, review, test prep, and for differentiation and remediation. There are many courses other than just math: science and engineering, humanities, computing, economics and finance, SAT prep, and so much more.

In this presentation, you will learn how to easily set up your class, make assignments to your students, assign course mastery for independent practice, and monitor progress and scores for each assignment. In addition, you will complete an assignment of your own so that you can see first-hand, how students can use hints and videos to progress in their learning.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 213

10:00am CST

Three Smart Strategies for Student Success
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will provide a recipe for success. Attendees will leave with all the ingredients necessary to cook up their own school success story. Attendance Intervention, Success Skills and a Student Lens Approach are three strategies that can help your school move the needle from GOOD to GREAT! This presentation will share the tools to build these three strategies into your school's current practices and gain overall momentum.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 211

10:00am CST

Vocabulary Strategies for the Secondary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Find out how secondary career tech teachers use vocabulary strategies to teach and review unit vocabulary with hands-on examples, beyond computer-based practice.  

Speakers
avatar for Jock Thompson

Jock Thompson

Computer technology and networking instructor, Gibson Technical Center
Teaching 18 years. LOVE PD. Passion for students and technology.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 204

10:00am CST

EOC Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past couple of years the EOC has had some pretty big changes made to it. We are going to meet to discuss what we are doing to adjust to the new standards and exchange ideas to improve on different approaches for different topics/subjects. This doesn't have to be limited to EOC courses, anybody that has an idea that might help the school as a whole improve is welcome to swing by.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 217

10:00am CST

How Smart are your Hall Passes?
Limited Capacity filling up

SmartPass is a digital hall pass solution with a focus on school safety. It provides administrators the whereabouts of which students are outside the classroom at any point. In case of emergencies such as fires, severe weather, or building intruders, administrators have real-time access to this critical information. Beyond the uses for emergency situations, the transition from paper to digital makes identifying students who may be taking advantage of hallway privileges easier than ever. This leads to more effective and informative parent teacher conferences, as well as ensuring students are where they should be- in the classroom learning.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 306

10:00am CST

K-12 Art Collaboration Roundtable
Limited Capacity filling up

Lead issues current in art education - STEM, TAB, project choice, behavior management, inclusion, motivating the unmotivated


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 316

10:00am CST

Oh The Places You Will Go!
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be discussing opportunities to further one’s education in graduate school and / or move in to new positions such as counseling or administration.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 114

10:00am CST

Save Your Sanity! Classroom Management Strategies
Limited Capacity full

Let's get together and share any classroom management strategies that have worked well in your classroom. Everyone can leave with more management tools in their toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Holub

Tina Holub

Behavioral Strategies Coach/SPED Teacher, Reeds Spring School District


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Room 112

10:00am CST

Be the One: An educator's guide to understanding the effects of childhood trauma
Limited Capacity full

The numbers are staggering and growing, and undoubtedly impact the educators in your school. Children who have undergone trauma, or who have experienced a high number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), are severely at risk for psychological, behavioral, and social-emotional problems. More often than not, these students are in and out of the principal and counselor’s offices, are challenging for their teachers, and often seen as the “bad” kids. As educators, we are critical pieces to the puzzle that can lead to recovery for students of trauma, and at the very least, educate our staff to be trauma sensitive and informed. What’s the answer for these students? It might be as simple as, “Be the one. ”


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 301

10:00am CST

Classroom Strategies and De-escalation
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will cover classroom management of difficult behaviors, de-escalation techniques, and trauma-informed discipline. The differences between discipline and punishment will be reviewed, as well as restorative practices and general and specific strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors through a trauma-informed lens.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 309

10:00am CST

Creating a Culture of Yes
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ve all walked down a hallway or stepped into a room where we know getting what we want is going to be a struggle. In these times we tend to shut down. Many times people won’t even enter into a conversation unless they are convinced the outcome will be favorable to them. This mindset completely inhibits the opportunity for growth. Creating a culture of YES helps leaders see the opportunities for those they lead as opposed to the reasons why ideas won’t work. Developing an environment where trust and YES are the default can transform the learning for students and staff.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Auditorium

10:00am CST

DESE Library K-12: Senate Bill 743 and DESE’s Recognition of Exemplary Library Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about the purpose and language of legislation signed by Governor Parson in July of 2018 that requires DESE to recognize exemplary library programs. Activities will involve an introduction to the scoring guide and brainstorming ways to meet the guide’s indicators. (Librarians who attended one of DESE’s October RPDC deep-dives into the scoring guide are welcome to attend and share their ideas for improving their programs.)


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 300

10:00am CST

Math Modeling
Limited Capacity filling up

Further your understanding of the research behind and the meaning of Mathematical Modeling. By analyzing the modeling cycle and examining research found in the GAIMME report, you will walk away with more insight of what truly constitutes Mathematical Modeling. And, of course, you will have the opportunity to experience several highly engaging modeling lessons. By the conclusion of this workshop, you will have ideas that can be used immediately in your classroom to meet required modeling standards!

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 315

10:00am CST

Mental Health & Suicide - Youth Mental Health First Aid
Limited Capacity filling up

Mental Health First Aid for Youth (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. This session is informational for interested participants who think they might want to take the 8 hour Mental Health First Aid course to become certified. We will review the basics of what participants will learn as well as an overview of youth mental health and suicide prevalence and barriers.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 307

10:00am CST

Mindfulness for Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have students who have a hard time focusing, struggle with their grades, or disrupt the class? Do you ever feel like you need a break, a reset, and wish for more joy and balance in your life and in the classroom?

We will be discussing how mindfulness, movement, and empathy promotes more productivity and joy at school and in a learning environment, how these practices will make a real lasting, positive impact on the students and teacher, and why self care is a crucial ingredient for the teacher, leader, and influencer.

In yoga we often say "on the mat" or "off the mat". On the mat is referring to lessons learned on the mat or the actual practice, and off the mat is how we apply these learned lessons in life. Mindfulness, movement, and empathy are learned on the mat, or through practice. Not through lectures or theory. During this discussion we will cover the theory of these, or the why, but most importantly we will guide you through practices you can implement for self care and apply in your classrooms and in your own life. As leaders we cannot teach what we do not know and to fully know something we must experience it. With practice mindfulness, movement, and empathy will become the perspective from which you lead in the classroom and in life. We want to help you get started!


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Library/Mezzanine

10:00am CST

No Problem at All - Problem-Based Learning for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore strategies that help students develop a deeper understanding of concepts through interacting with each other and their teachers. Participants will engage in activities that enhance their knowledge of problem-based instruction as they explore how it develops conceptual understanding in students. Participants will walk away with effective strategies for using problem solving to enhance students’ learning and tools to engage students in interactive learning.



Ideally - a group of K-5 teachers and then a group of 6-12 teachers to allow for rich dialogue.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 313

10:00am CST

Supporting Struggling Readers with Characteristics of Dyslexia
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore and engage in hands-on strategies that support the learning progressions of effective phonological and phonemic awareness; phonics and spelling instruction; and word study including morphology and word origin that are essential to developing successful readers. [This session will meet the state requirements of annual dyslexia professional development, K-12.]


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 311

10:00am CST

What Mainstream Classroom Teachers CAN DO to Support English Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the WIDA CAN DO Descriptors as a framework, participants will learn how to integrate language goals into the content, allowing English learner students to demonstrate their content knowledge level. In this interactive session, participants will write language objectives and connect them to appropriate strategies and supports.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 317

11:00am CST

LUNCH!!!
Limited Capacity filling up

Due to numbers, seating and food availability, if you choose the 11am lunch shift, you will need to attend a 12pm session.  If you choose the 12pm lunch shift, you will need to attend an 11am session.

Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Commons Area

11:00am CST

CPI De-escalation Strategies: Productive Responses to Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full

We will explore productive ways to respond to challenging behavior. You will walk away with the high-impact, evidence-based strategies that can minimize challenging behavior and help maintain a positive, productive, and safe learning environment.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 205

11:00am CST

ESL Program Overview, EL Identification, and EL Newcomer Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

ESL Program Overview, EL Identification, and EL Newcomer Strategies: Members of the Branson ESL Department will provide an overview of the district's ESL Program and Services, English Learner identification process, and strategies to support EL Newcomers in the classroom.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 204

11:00am CST

Freshmen Academic Intervention
Limited Capacity filling up

Many freshman students arrive ill-prepared for high school. They often lack the academic, personal, and social skills to be successful in high school. They fall behind, fail classes, and soon are in danger of becoming a drop-out. How can we successfully intervene?
The Freshman Enhancement Program at Forsyth strives to stop this chain of events. Utilizing mentoring teachers and daily individual student accountability, the program works to develop the necessary skill set in 9th grade students before they fall behind.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 212

11:00am CST

General Tips of the Trade for Classroom Management & Engagement
Limited Capacity full

This presentation discusses how to enhance learning using best practices for classroom management, student engagement, differentiation, and behavior management.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 208

11:00am CST

Model it! How to Implement Modeled Writing In Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Want to model writing in your classroom but don't know where to start? In this session, we will demonstrate some simple research based strategies to get modeled writing established in your classroom! The session will be geared toward MS and HS but the strategies can be adapted to use in younger grade levels.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 211

11:00am CST

Rocking it with Seesaw
Limited Capacity filling up

Join me in learning how to rock Seesaw in the classroom. We will use the app Seesaw to create student goal centered activities, assess learning, and provide opportunities for creativity. We will also explore how you can use Seesaw to keep in parent connected to the classroom. This tool has helped to provide my students with opportunities to extend learning and enhance classroom engagement. Come join me in rocking Seesaw in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for SARA CRIGER

SARA CRIGER

Teacher, Reeds Spring


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 209

11:00am CST

Show Me the Data
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will detail Reeds Spring Primary School's journey to become an institution that maintains a balanced approach to data collection and use. During this journey, we have wrestled with decisions on the amount and type of data collected, and we have developed a system focused on student learning and growth. This session will define the role of the data team, outline the quarterly data practice, describe protocols for collaboration, and highlight how the data review process leads to greater support for teachers and students.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 214

11:00am CST

So I'm Trauma Informed; Now What?
Limited Capacity full

With "trauma-informed" being a current buzz word in education there is a lot of research and information about what trauma is and how it affects learners in the classroom. Even though we may understand trauma we often need extra ideas and strategies to support these learners in the general education classroom without interrupting the flow of learning for other students. This session will provide participants with practical, ready to use strategies for supporting our students experiencing trauma.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 206

11:00am CST

Technology in the Art Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

This session would show different possibilities for using technology in the art classroom. This would include websites, apps and programs for viewing and creating artwork.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 213

11:00am CST

Technology's Role in Engaging Students in Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

How can we make sure that the content we teach our students sticks with them throughout their futures? As technology continues to become more deeply embedded in classrooms, more opportunities exist for digital instruction to play a large role in how students make sense of the content they learn. During this session, educators will explore the role that rigorous instruction plays in equipping students with a deep understanding of academic standards. Educators will walk away with a bank of resources and strategies, both digital and offline, to engage students in rigorous learning starting tomorrow.


Friday November 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Room 210

12:00pm CST

LUNCH!!!
Limited Capacity filling up

Due to numbers, seating and food availability, if you choose the 11am lunch shift, you will need to attend a 12pm session.  If you choose the 12pm lunch shift, you will need to attend an 11am session.

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Commons Area

12:00pm CST

Build‌ ‌21st‌ ‌Century‌ ‌Skills‌ ‌with‌ ‌Coding!‌
Limited Capacity seats available

We all want to prepare our students for the demands of the 21st century. Critical thinking, logic, problem-solving, and creativity are skills that every student needs. Coding can be a fun way for students to improve these skills and Code.org has ready-to-use courses for every age! Even if students don’t go into the computer science field, the skills they will learn from coding will be invaluable. Come explore the various courses that Code.org has to offer and how to incorporate coding into your schedule.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 107

12:00pm CST

Communication... Communication... Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective communication strategies for the paraprofessional in the workplace and when communicating with parents.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 210

12:00pm CST

Destination Employment...Ready to Get Down to Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to empower and motivate your students with disabilities to take ownership of their learning experiences with job skills? Transition your existing transition program into an educational experience that emphasizes on self determination,career-specific academics, and authentic workplace experiences. Learn how to develop and promote motivational opportunities such as Job Olympics, while giving students the vocational and community relations experience that showcases student talent and translates into post graduation employment.. Learn ways to empower your students to become self reliant, responsible, contributing citizens by maximizing employment potential, independence, and integration into the community.

Tie the year together by ending with an exciting, highly motivating event called Job Olympics. Job Olympics is an event that showcases students aptitude, knowledge, interest and skills in key vocational areas necessary for employment. Students compete against each other and show prospective employers that students with disabilities can be independent and dedicated to employment. Jobs range from advance to simple, to include every level of cognitive and physical abilities. Students are judged by business owners, managers, and supervisors from the community. The satisfaction from the event is watching students work hard to show the judges how they can be successful employees and seeing them receive their medals at the closing ceremony.

The bottom line….too many students graduate to their living room couch, where their worlds become lonely and limited. Transition programs can help students find their way and be successful in life after high school. Let me introduce you to students that have participated in the Branson Transition Program and are successful employees today.

Speakers
TH

Tracy Hall

Branson


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 109

12:00pm CST

ELA Tech Tool Express
Limited Capacity full

Get a glimpse at a variety of technology tools that can enhance literacy instruction.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 212

12:00pm CST

Implementation of Technology in Strength & Conditioning
Limited Capacity full

The implementation of technology in the weight room provides students with structured and efficient workouts. In this session we will discuss how the use of student devices and software has boosted student efficiency in a program built on clear expectations, hard work, and accountability. See how you can better set your student athletes up for success in your weight room.

Speakers
JA

JARED ANDERSON

Teacher, Reeds Spring
SC

SHANE CORPORON

Teacher, Reeds Spring


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 207

12:00pm CST

Journey with Me Through PAT
Limited Capacity seats available

Children learn more during the first five years than at any other time in life. The Parents as Teachers Program helps parents understand how their child grows and learns. This presentation will journey through the components of a Parents as Teachers Program and the important partnership necessary between families and schools.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 104

12:00pm CST

K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn about the new K-12 Missouri State Literacy Plan, and what components are essential in the literacy instruction of our students.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 309

12:00pm CST

Movement and Sensory Pathways
Limited Capacity full

Have you seen videos of the colorful stickers stuck to floors in school buildings and wondered where they got them or why they are there in the first place? In this session we will discuss the benefits of a movement and sensory pathway, discuss alternate options for making your own pathway, and share various ways movement and sensory activities are integrated into the school environment and how they benefit students.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 217

12:00pm CST

Music- FOR ALL!: How to include EVERYone in your program
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes as a teacher of a performance based class we are so focused on the product and not on the types of kids we have. We have an opportunity to teach a diverse group of students with diverse skill sets. From special needs students to athletes to parent booster organizations. We will discuss ideas and strategies to get more students and parents involved and how to think creatively to include every child in your program!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Spurling

Nathan Spurling

Teacher, Hollister


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 213

12:00pm CST

New Approaches to IEP Meetings
Limited Capacity full

The purpose of this presentation is to provide different approaches to conducting IEP meetings. The concepts and ideas that will be presented will give you a different perspective on conducting IEP meetings. These concepts and ideas will help teams come together and find shared responsibility and shared understanding.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 223

12:00pm CST

Parent Communication Made Easy!
Limited Capacity filling up

Communication with parents has never been easier! With ClassTag you can create announcements to keep families informed, create events with sign ups to organize class parties or parent teacher conferences and easily send individual messages. You can also see which families have seen your announcements and messages. As an added bonus, teachers can earn points to redeem for free stuff!


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 219

12:00pm CST

Pear Deck
Limited Capacity seats available

Pear Deck Slides give teachers the ability to engage and assess every student in every seat, no matter what grade or subject. Using Pear Deck will help you create an interactive and community-focused classroom that builds confidence and comprehension.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 205

12:00pm CST

Running on Empty: Promoting Personal Resilience & Preventing Compassion Fatigue
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you a veteran teacher, counselor or staff person....or are you the "new kid on the block?" Either way it doesn't matter when you are dealing with trauma in your classroom or building. You may be aware of the multiple stressors that you face in dealing with student trauma and behaviors, but do you realize that some of the symptoms that YOU feel have a name....compassion fatigue! At the end of this presentation you will leave with a general understanding of compassion fatigue, be able to assess your Professional Quality of Life (ProQoL) and leave with some ideas for personal self-care.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 206

12:00pm CST

The Empathy Paradigm
Limited Capacity filling up

Each week on Monday our student body meets in the HS auditorium for what we have termed, Tiger Talks. This is a period designed to put teachers and Admin in front of the entire student body and make a presentation about something, an issue, a concept, dealing with understanding another viewpoint. It is not academically related. It is outside the box. It includes but is not limited to Bullying, goal setting, embracing diversity, substance abuse, etc.......... It is a method to showcase teachers and Admin in a setting of transparency and give the student body a different viewpoint each Monday for 30 minutes. Empathy is feeling for another, understanding another, seeing the world through other eyes.

Speakers
TJ

Terry Jamieson

Principal, Hollister


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 105

12:00pm CST

Tips and Tricks to Help Save Your sanity for Specials Teachers
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Tips and Tricks we have learned from 30 years of trial and error. Ideas for behavior management, organization, and other things we have picked up along the way. The focus is on Elementary Music and Art but all Special areas will be discussed.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 208

12:00pm CST

Trauma Informed Interventions for Challenging Behaviors
Limited Capacity full

During this session, we will briefly recognize the prevalence and impact trauma and adverse childhood experiences have on student behavior and development. Throughout this session, we will present a framework providing universal, targeted, and intensive interventions aimed at teaching self-regulation, de-escalation, and coping strategies to reduce maladaptive behaviors and build a sense of safety and trust. Participants will get to see/experience specific strategies, tools, and simulations.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 112

12:00pm CST

Word Work
Limited Capacity filling up

Strategies to use Word Work in your Guided Reading lesson and for Intervention.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 108

12:00pm CST

Writing for Thinking: Writing Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

We often think too narrowly about writing, associating it only with a stressful process connected to state testing or essays that English teachers assign. But, writing is thinking! This session will focus on strategies where writing in any content area becomes less stressful and, more importantly, a part of the thinking that we want students to develop. Writing in every class strengthens students’ abilities to process new information, to clarify their thinking, and to communicate more clearly.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 204

12:00pm CST

Farm2School - Making the Most of Grant Money for Greenhouses
Limited Capacity seats available

With the recent push for Farm2Table meals and healthy eating, we are looking for ways to enhance the meals provided to students within a lower socioeconomic area. Our school has recently been provided with grant funds to build a greenhouse on-campus to allow for students to grow their own salad bar foods to include on their school lunch menu. Since some schools in the area have already built greenhouses or growing areas through the use of grant funds, we would like to host a round table discussion with MU Extension representatives and past grant-recipients to determine the best way to spend grant funds while avoiding mistakes and pitfalls along the way. We hope others will share their experience to add value to the process.



Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 211

12:00pm CST

How to use the Can Do Descriptor for EL Student Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands on Manipulatives to help the content area teacher to engage in conversations about ways to support the language development of the ELL student.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 209

12:00pm CST

Mental Health Counseling in Schools - Burrell Implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

Round table discussion on implementation styles and counselor/therapist communication. We will discuss the referral process, scheduling students, meeting with mental health staff and the impact on students.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Room 214

12:00pm CST

Scoring Math Performance Event Items
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will follow a process that the MAP test vendors use to score Extended Response items. By using this process, districts or teaching teams can strengthen work they are currently doing with district content teams. While the items we will be working with are at grades 3 through 8, this process can be extended to all grades or courses.

In addition, discussions will include what the findings mean for our teaching or planning of instruction. Typical groups doing scoring work find the process both an engaging and reflective process. Items modeled after the state’s Performance Events and actual student work will be used for this session. Ultimately, the product of this session will become a part of the resources made available to all Missouri Mathematics teachers.

This session will support all grade levels, with break out groups targeting grade level and grade bands.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 312

12:00pm CST

Using PBIS and Conscious Discipline together in Early Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how PBIS and Conscious Discipline work together in the Early Education world with an in-depth look into how our team created a positive environment for our youngest learners. Join us for an action packed fun look at positive interventions that work so students are prepared to Follow the Wolf Way all the way to their Senior year!


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 307

12:00pm CST

Where to Begin? Trauma Awareness
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This presentation is an introduction to childhood trauma and its impacts. Participants will learn the different forms of trauma, how it changes the developing brain, and begin to think about strategies that can be implemented in schools and classrooms. Most students we come in contact with have experienced at least one traumatic childhood experience. Learn how these experiences shape us and how we can better respond.


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 311

1:00pm CST

Boosting ACT Scores with an ACT BootCamp
Limited Capacity full

In an effort to improve ACT scores, FHS implemented an ACT bootcamp in the spring of 2018 using the Focus on Learning program. This presentation will provide quantitative data that supports the gains the school has observed as a result of offering the bootcamp.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 205

1:00pm CST

Canvas Playground
Limited Capacity full

I will host a playground on Canvas. Come with questions and get time to work on your Canvas course


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 212

1:00pm CST

Effective Tools for Your Classroom Management Toolbox
Limited Capacity full

Classroom technique that promotes learning, requires minimal time, and no preparation or cost.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Holub

Tina Holub

Behavioral Strategies Coach/SPED Teacher, Reeds Spring School District


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 112

1:00pm CST

Get Smart About Credit
Limited Capacity filling up

Students are required to take Personal Finance in high school. We have seen the need to reiterate some of the great topics in that course and bring in real-life examples of why they are important.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 104

1:00pm CST

Get Your Makerspace Moving
Limited Capacity full

Want to get your makerspace moving? Get your hands on learners in the makerspace. Learn how Hollister Middle School has developed their makerspace that now includes a flight simulator, virtual reality, vex kits, spheros, and even knitting supplies. The makerspace is great for remediation, enrichment, and fun!


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 213

1:00pm CST

Individualized Instruction with Khan Academy
Limited Capacity full

You can learn anything! This presentation is about what the web service Khan Academy is, how the site works, and how it could be used in your classroom, with time to explore it yourself.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 219

1:00pm CST

Leaders of the Pack: Students Taking Leadership Class Beyond Student Council
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Session Description: Leaders of the Pack is a class offered in middle school for students to gain leadership and service skills. The students who apply and are admitted to Leaders of the Pack serve as a student voice for different events, projects, and character development among the entire student body.

Session Outcomes: Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with student presenters regarding Leadership class experience; Attendees will understand how student leadership and PBIS character development go hand-in-hand.

Speakers
RM

ROB MARSHALL

Teacher, Reeds Spring
ST

Sarah Tappmeyer

Teacher, Reeds Spring


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 209

1:00pm CST

Mindfulness in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

While healthy stress is a natural part of life, in today's education system we are seeing healthy stress frequently displaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress impairs attention, emotion and mood regulation, sleep and learning readiness. Scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness interventions improve attention, self-control, emotional resilience, and more. In this presentation, you will hear how the Mindful Schools curriculum is being utilized with both students and teachers. In addition, you will get to experience some lessons being taught through the guidance department.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 210

1:00pm CST

Missouri Assessment Best Practices
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on new Missouri high school EOC assessments in Government and optional in American History and will introduce flexible Social Studies Assessment Resources available for grades 3-8 beginning in spring 2020. Created by Missouri educators, these diverse resources allow teachers, schools and school districts to build strong reading and writing skills in Social Studies lessons and assessment using a range of complex and challenging texts all tied to our Missouri learning standards.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 208

1:00pm CST

No More KEY WORDS!
Limited Capacity full

“In all means add.” “Less means subtract.” Solving math word problems is hard for most students. As teachers, we want to help make that process easier for students. Unfortunately, teaching students key words for solving math problems can be confusing, takes away the real thinking, and sets them up for failure in more advanced math! The first Standard for Mathematical Practice says students should be able to “make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.” In this session, you will learn how to use bar models, a better strategy for helping students make sense of, persevere through, and conquer those tricky word problems!


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 114

1:00pm CST

Planning hospitality rooms for athletic and academic events
Limited Capacity full

Planning hospitality rooms for athletic and academic events will focus on the analysis of clientele meal needs, budgeting, recipes, and management. With 25 years of hospitality experience, Angela will provide a step by step planning process in developing and implementing a successful hospitality room.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 501

1:00pm CST

Pre-Retirement Planning In-Service (PEERS)
Limited Capacity full

STRENGTH IN KNOWLEDGE. STABILITY IN PLANNING. SECURITY IN RETIREMENT.

The Public School Retirement System of Missouri presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PEERS offers, when to file your paperwork and considerations for working after retirement will be covered in this presentation.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 310

1:00pm CST

Response to Intervention
Limited Capacity full

Collaboration between Classroom Teacher and others in providing Response to Intervention for students struggling in Reading.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 211

1:00pm CST

Special Education is Not a Classroom, It's a Team: Establishing an Effective, Collaborative Team
Limited Capacity full

This session will discuss how to build and foster positive relationships between the teacher and paraprofessionals in the special education classroom and how to maintain a strong team in the midst of teaching/working with challenging and high-needs students.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 217

1:00pm CST

Student Activities and Involvement
Limited Capacity full

This session would provide other schools with activities they can offer to get the student body involved. This would be presented from the perspective of a Student Council Sponsor and all of the events, activities and methods we use at the junior high and high school level to reach all students.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 108

1:00pm CST

USATestprep
Limited Capacity seats available

"Are you interested in raising students’ test scores on the Missouri ELA EOC Assessment? Come to this session and discover some new resources and tools that are helping students score well above the state average on this EOC exam. Learn how to easily differentiate instruction and make data-driven curriculum decisions, using USATestprep.com, Vocabulary.com, and Quill.org as part of your core instruction throughout the school year. See you there!"


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 214

1:00pm CST

Instrumental Music Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable discussion of best practices for instrumental music educators: rehearsal techniques, individual instrumental techniques, assessment, rehearsal planning, etc

Speakers
DJ

Daniel Jarrett

Director of Bands, Branson


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 409

1:00pm CST

Library Media Idea Share Round Table
Limited Capacity filling up

This round table will be an opportunity for the Librarians from each district to meet each other and share ideas about programs going on in their Library. The focus will primarily be on networking within our specialized field. If time allows, the larger group will split into smaller groups based on grade level and discuss book promotion ideas and also strategies for using the MASL award nominated books.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Library Lab

1:00pm CST

Music Teacher Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

An opportunity for music teachers to meet and discuss general music education practices. Come with questions you might have about a specific teaching topic/best practices in your music classroom. This can be focused on K-12 or be divided into smaller grade levels.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 402

1:00pm CST

Round Table Welding
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to talk welding? This roundtable will offer topics around teaching welding and offer best practices in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 223

1:00pm CST

SRO Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Opportunity for SRO's to collaborate and share best practices

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Room 107

1:00pm CST

Clay Therapy Labyrinth
Limited Capacity full

Supplies and instructions on how to make a finger labyrinth to be used as a calming device for self or students. Students will get DIRTY, but it will be worth it to have a tangible tool to keep on a desk, in a basket for safe seat, at home, or someplace to clear a cloudy or angry mind. Think of a maze for your finger, but one that has texture, color, depth, symbols, and originality!

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 602

1:00pm CST

DESE ELA 6-12: Assessment Findings and Related Instructional Strategies
Limited Capacity full

Following a brief overview of the state assessment development process, participants will learn about some general findings from last year’s assessment results and will practice teaching strategies that will help students in performing better on the state ELA standards. Activities will focus on cross-curricular instruction and the use of narrative nonfiction.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 316

1:00pm CST

Lead Where You Are
Limited Capacity seats available

“I’m just...It’s a phrase we hear all the time. I’m just a teacher, I’m just an assistant principal, I’m just a tech director, I’m just a custodian….the list goes on and on and is always followed by reasons something CAN’T happen. Leadership is not a title, it’s an action...and it starts from within. Identifying leadership traits in yourself changes your mindset when thinking about leading those around you. Part of our responsibilities as leaders is to identify leadership traits in others. We need to be better talent scouts in our schools. The opportunities are endless for those who choose to lead...it’s our job to find those traits, focus our efforts on growth opportunities, and foster an environment where everyone has a chance to lead. This fast paced and engaging session will help you identify your own leadership traits and implement practical ways to increase your capacity to find them in others.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Auditorium

1:00pm CST

Mindfulness for Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have students who have a hard time focusing, struggle with their grades, or disrupt the class? Do you ever feel like you need a break, a reset, and wish for more joy and balance in your life and in the classroom?

We will be discussing how mindfulness, movement, and empathy promotes more productivity and joy at school and in a learning environment, how these practices will make a real lasting, positive impact on the students and teacher, and why self care is a crucial ingredient for the teacher, leader, and influencer.

In yoga we often say "on the mat" or "off the mat". On the mat is referring to lessons learned on the mat or the actual practice, and off the mat is how we apply these learned lessons in life. Mindfulness, movement, and empathy are learned on the mat, or through practice. Not through lectures or theory. During this discussion we will cover the theory of these, or the why, but most importantly we will guide you through practices you can implement for self care and apply in your classrooms and in your own life. As leaders we cannot teach what we do not know and to fully know something we must experience it. With practice mindfulness, movement, and empathy will become the perspective from which you lead in the classroom and in life. We want to help you get started!


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Library/Mezzanine

1:00pm CST

No Problem at All - Problem-Based Learning for All
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore strategies that help students develop a deeper understanding of concepts through interacting with each other and their teachers. Participants will engage in activities that enhance their knowledge of problem-based instruction as they explore how it develops conceptual understanding in students. Participants will walk away with effective strategies for using problem solving to enhance students’ learning and tools to engage students in interactive learning.



Ideally - a group of K-5 teachers and then a group of 6-12 teachers to allow for rich dialogue.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 315

1:00pm CST

Opioid Use Disorder & Narcan
Limited Capacity full

This training will educate participants on the current opioid crisis, how to identify an opioid overdose, and how to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication.

Topics include:
Background of the opioid epidemic
Opioid Use Disorder and the brain
The changing legal landscape
Opioid overdose recognition and response

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 300

1:00pm CST

PBIS: Building Deeper Relationships with Packs, Dens & Ambassadors
Limited Capacity seats available

*Hear about the Reeds Spring Primary School's Tier 1 re-boot
*Learn new frameworks for building a culture of "WE" rather than "ME" by the use of a "house system"
*See our implementation of small group interventions to support the social, emotional and academic development of all students
*Experience our program that welcomes new students and provides guided practice of school wide expectations


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 603

1:00pm CST

Sensory Safe and Trauma Informed
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide elementary educators some next step strategies to utilize in their classrooms relating to sensory needs and best practices in trauma informed implementation. Many educators are now at the point of understanding trauma and some warning signs, but are struggling with day to day management and strategy implementation. We will share research based trauma informed classroom designs and proactive strategies. Additionally, we will educate participants about sensory indicators and how to meet these student needs that if left unmet may result in undesired behaviors. This session is meant to be for participants that already have a basic understanding of trauma in the educational setting, and are looking to take the next steps to address these issues.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 313

1:00pm CST

Supporting Struggling Readers with Characteristics of Dyslexia
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore and engage in hands-on strategies that support the learning progressions of effective phonological and phonemic awareness; phonics and spelling instruction; and word study including morphology and word origin that are essential to developing successful readers. [This session will meet the state requirements of annual dyslexia professional development, K-12.]


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 317

1:00pm CST

The Importance of Deeper Questioning
Limited Capacity filling up

We will examine the importance of deeper level questioning in the classroom. As a group, we will uncover how to start increasing DOK levels with the help of the DESE item specifications and Missouri Learning Standards. The last third of the session will allow time for teachers to brainstorm and start working on adjustments they may need to make to the level of questioning in current activities or assessments.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 601

1:00pm CST

The Power of Words
Limited Capacity filling up

Academic language development is crucial in the learning process. How do teachers create an environment in which academic language is predominate? This interactive session will focus on strategies for academic vocabulary development that can be used across all content and grade levels.


Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 301

2:00pm CST

A Little Bit of Coffee and a Whole Lot of Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Starting a successful business from scratch would be a an accomplishment for anyone, but that achievement is even more impressive when it's done by a group of middle- and high-school students in a functional life skills class! Come hear how we have used a student run coffee cart to provide opportunities for students to learn and practice a variety of skills, including how to work as a team, acknowledging each other’s strengths and roles, and being responsible for oneself.

The new coffee cart business is proving to be a win-win situation for the school’s staff and the student-baristas. The staff get to enjoy their fresh morning cup of coffee delivered right to their classroom or office and my students are learning skills that they will be able to apply in all aspects of their lives.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 211

2:00pm CST

Autism for Regular Education
Limited Capacity full

This session will go over the basics of Autism, tools to use in your classroom and resources you can refer back to throughout the school year. This workshop will provide a brief summary of how K-12 educators might think differently about students with autism, capitalize on their strengths, provide supports to address their challenges, and facilitate positive social relationships among students with and without autism.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 112

2:00pm CST

Digital programs for Substitute plans.
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever struggled with creating engaging, meaningful lessons your substitute can give to your students? If so, this is the session for you! We will be learning about a variety of digital programs that will help support your sub and lead your students in standard based lessons when you are gone.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 212

2:00pm CST

Envision Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Sember Sharpe and Becky Shelton will refresh and dive deeper into the technology component of Envision 2.0. We will provide a brief overview of how to access all the components of Envision on their website. We will also provide tips to help utilize and manage Envision's technology components at the K-2 level.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 304

2:00pm CST

Focus on the Self: Calming the Chaos Within
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to find moments throughout the day that encourage students to look inwards. The practices described in this presentation promote self-awareness (How do I feel?), self-management (How can I control my feelings?), and self-acceptance (It’s okay to feel this way). As students learn to understand, manage, and accept themselves, they will grow and achieve more in both their personal lives and their academic career.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 217

2:00pm CST

Google Forms for Special Education Data Collection
Limited Capacity full

We will demonstrate how to create data collection forms for special education teachers in order to prepare for IEP and reevaluation meetings as well as behavior goal tracking in all classrooms using Google forms.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 205

2:00pm CST

How to bring (S)MORE to your communications
Limited Capacity filling up

How can you have more if you haven't had any? You're killing me Smalls! SMORE is a great newsletter tool to help you effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff. Three principals will share how they use SMORE newsletters to get the word out about their buildings.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 104

2:00pm CST

How to keep all your pens! - practical tips from secondary educators regarding classroom management, student engagement, class culture, and writing utensil retention.
Limited Capacity filling up

I've been wanting to present on this topic for a while. The presentation should give practical ideas to secondary educators that they could immediately implement in their classroom under the themes of: classroom management, class culture, and student engagement. Will be a funny presentation, also. ;)


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 123

2:00pm CST

Maximizing Canvas Test/Quiz Features
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will focus on effective use of the test/quiz feature as it relates to preparing students for the End of Course exams. Presenter will show how to the use the test/quiz feature, have audience create a sample test/quiz and then take the sample test/quiz to show mastery of using test/quiz feature. Presenter will work through questions that audience has as well as talk about student performance in using the test/quiz feature.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 312

2:00pm CST

Missouri Connections Intro/Refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online career development and planning program provided free to all Missouri students. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this program supports the career development efforts of schools and community organizations. This workshop is designed for beginners or those with limited experience using Missouri Connections in Middle School and High School - counselors, career educators, instructors, transition educators, administrators and others who work with students in career awareness, exploration, development and planning.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 207

2:00pm CST

Pre-Retirement Planning In-Service (PSRS)
Limited Capacity full

STRENGTH IN KNOWLEDGE. STABILITY IN PLANNING. SECURITY IN RETIREMENT.

The Public School Retirement System of Missouri presentation is designed to educate and inform you of the advantages your membership provides you and your loved ones right now and during the remainder of your lifetime. Important information you should be aware of when considering retirement includes retirement eligibility, calculating benefits, the types of benefit plans PSRS offers, when to file your paperwork and considerations for working after retirement will be covered in this presentation.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 310

2:00pm CST

Prevention Education: Leveraging Technology to Inform
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you prepared to address the mental health and substance abuse topics in your community? In this session, we will explore several evidence-based resources that will equip teens with the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and informed decisions. Educators will leave this session with a comprehensive Mental Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention unit that is aligned to the National Health Education Standards and includes interactive scenarios and self-guided activities.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 223

2:00pm CST

Proactive Solutions Teams-Collaborating for the success of your struggling students
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on the process of running and implementing a collaborative team to support struggling students. Administers, Teachers, Counselors and Interventionists work together to brainstorm ideas, strategies and interventions to help students be successful. Learn how to document these interventions and utilize all available tiers to create successful supports for students.

Speakers
AD

Amy Dixon

Math Interventionist, Branson


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 109

2:00pm CST

Reading Strategies for K-5
Limited Capacity full

What rights do your students have in the area of reading? What classroom practices encourage literacy? Learn strategies to help comprehension in grades K-5.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 309

2:00pm CST

Reeds Spring Cornerstone. Developing Servant Leaders In Your School.
Limited Capacity seats available

Reeds Spring's Cornerstone Program is designed to promote student leadership in a purposeful context. Our goal is to encourage a broad range of students to develop personal and leadership skills, become active members of our school's culture and climate, and to become involved members of our community.

Speakers
JK

JOHN KESSINGER

Teacher, Reeds Spring


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 204

2:00pm CST

Superhero Tech- Tools That Have the “Powers” to Transform
Limited Capacity filling up

Tech tools are not all equal. Tech is awesome but sometimes it can feel more like a “villain” than a superhero! Some tools truly have “superpowers” that can transform learning. How can you find the tools that work? We will discuss the “why” behind using tech and learn questions to ask when evaluating a tool. We will also explore my top “superheros” that have changed my teaching. These superhero tools bring voice, choice, and personalization to your classroom. After this session, you will have valuable questions for evaluating tools and you will know how to implement tools with proven “superpowers”.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 105

2:00pm CST

Teaching Children To Save
Limited Capacity seats available

Financial Literacy is something that many lack in the world today. We believe in building a firm foundation based upon saving money and a variety of other banking terms that are relevant to the age of the students. We will discuss the various savings presentations that we can give for teachers in K - 6th grade and how we tailor them to fit the needs of the class.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 111

2:00pm CST

Technology-Supported Modified Instruction and Assessments of EL students
Limited Capacity seats available

As our EL (English Learner) or ELL (English Language Learner) or LM (Language Minority) student population is growing, we have more students in classrooms with teachers who have no experience or little experience on meeting the needs of these students or simply do not know how to help them, which can lead to many questions or sometimes frustration. We will provide technology resources and information on modified instruction and assessments to support ELs in their classroom.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 210

2:00pm CST

The Power of Yet: How to instill a growth mindset in your students.
Limited Capacity full

Many of our students struggle to persevere when learning doesn't come easily. How can we help our students have the grit and stamina needed to push through a challenge and encourage parents to support their child through this process? Growth mindset!


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 213

2:00pm CST

Unwanted Behavior? There's a book for that!
Limited Capacity full

Solve all of your unwanted student behaviors - interrupting, fit throwing, tattling, not sharing, being rude, saying unkind words, not being a good friend, nose picking and eating, being unmotivated......with a picture book! Wouldn't that be nice? But seriously, in this session, we will look at some great books to help start powerful conversations, teach, and support social-emotional learning in your classroom.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 108

2:00pm CST

Using Design Thinking to Promote Innovation in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Design Thinking is a process that encourages students to use empathy and feedback to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Design Thinking has also been utilized by companies like Ford, Nike, and Pepsi to transform their brand and organizational culture. In this session, teachers will participate in a Design Thinking experience and generate ideas for integrating the process in their classroom.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 206

2:00pm CST

CTE- Construction
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to talk construction? This roundtable will offer topics around teaching construction and offer best practices in the classroom.

Speakers
SY

SONNY YOUNG

Teacher, Reeds Spring


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 121

2:00pm CST

Makerspace Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Not sure what to put here, but it might be a good roundtable to have the makerspace people from the different schools (even just Hollister) to field questions . Topics could include incorporation of the makerspace into core classes, elective, and even budgeting.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 114

2:00pm CST

Music Teachers Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

This roundtable session would provide content-specific teachers (General Music, Choral, Instrument) time to collaborate with each other on best practices, content-knowledge, and share success from their classrooms.

Speakers
DJ

Daniel Jarrett

Director of Bands, Branson


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 409

2:00pm CST

Oh The Places You Will Go!
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be discussing opportunities to further one’s education in graduate school and / or move in to new positions such as counseling or administration.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 314

2:00pm CST

Special Education Round Table (Early Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Round table discussion to share tips and strategies for Early Elementary Special Education. There will be lots of visuals and examples of things we have used in our classrooms and buildings with our students.

Speakers
avatar for Breken Leonard

Breken Leonard

Special Education Teacher, Branson


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 214

2:00pm CST

Trauma Informed Practices
Limited Capacity full

Research around trauma informed practices indicates that nearly 1 in 4 students has suffered the impacts of a traumatic event. Become a trauma informed educator at this round table discussion. Topics will include awareness, identification and developing strategies. Bring your personal experiences and ideas so we can help each other become trauma informed educators.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 306

2:00pm CST

Video Project Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

I would like to lead a discussion on the types of video projects teachers assign to their students. Discussion topics would be grading rubrics, software used, time frame, etc.
I would start by sharing what I have used in my classroom discussing the pros and cons of those experiences. I will then open the table for discussion on what other teachers have used in their classrooms.


Friday November 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 219