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Wednesday, October 9
 

8:30am EDT

Building Relationships and a Growth Mindset in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Participants will discuss the importance of building trusting relationships and teaching a growth mindset for student success. We will explore strategies to create a climate that shows students they are safe, valued, competent and belong to their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey L. Meininger

Stacey L. Meininger

School Social Worker, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 23

8:30am EDT

Building Relationships with Vanilla Ice
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to have a positive relationship with each student but you are not sure why some don't buy into your what you are teaching?  Learn how to see things through the student's lens, how to remove direct and indirect shaming,  and build a culture to not only enhance social emotional learning but also boost academics in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pfenninger

Craig Pfenninger

Bangor West Elementary Principal, Bangor Township Schools
Happy new day! I have been working with our youth in elementary education for over 20 years and bring a wide range of experiences having taught or been an administrator in three different schools/districts/ISDs. I recently finished my Education Specialist degree from Saginaw Valley... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 25

8:30am EDT

College and Career Resources for Students & Families
Limited Capacity seats available

The Great Lakes Bay College and Career Resource Center provides college and career assistance and resources to all ages. Learn how to access and use the resources on our website and refer students and parents to our office for one on one assistance. Our mascot, Tommy the Toucan visits elementary schools with fun color sheets including steps for college readiness because You TouCAN go to college! We have free college prep survival kits for middle and high school students. These kits are highly sought after as they assist in keeping students organized while planning for college and a career. This kit includes resources to assist in choosing a major and career based on skills, talents, and passion, visiting and applying to institutions, free money for college including state and federal grants along with scholarships and credentials. Our GED program exists to give parents and other adults the resources they need to study, sign up, and pay for the GED following. We provide resources to assist adults in seeking higher education to attain a career that enables them to better support themselves and their families. We are excited to support Michigan College Access Network and the governor's new goal of 60% of our residents holding some type of post-secondary credential by 2030. Credentials include skilled trades, certificates, and all degrees.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Courier Aumock

Renee Courier Aumock

Director, Great Lakes Bay College and Career Resource Center
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Aaron Faist

Program Officer, Bay Area Community Foundation


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 107

8:30am EDT

EDPs, Internships & Career Awareness
Limited Capacity seats available

9 bills passed requiring implementation of EDPs, Internships and Career Awareness with implications K-12 which take effect in the 2019-20 school year. In this session we will review the requirements and the resources available in MDEs Michigan Career Development Model. Consider attending this session as a team- Elementary, MS, HS Principals, Counselors and Central Office. Systems thinking will yield the best results for students.

Speakers
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Wendy Zdeb

Executive Director, MASSP


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 106

8:30am EDT

Epic Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Epic Project Based Learning is about using the power of story to engage students so that learning is memorable and transformational. Storytelling has not only proven to be the best way of sharing information, but also for learning and retaining that information. A class can be designed and taught in the format of a story, adding authenticity and real world challenges to the work students accomplish. ELA teachers can use this authenticity to make literacy standards come alive for their students. This workshop gives concrete methods, practices, and resources to create a standards-based, skills and content rich, story-centric classroom in an innovative project based learning model.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Muir

Trevor Muir

Speaker, Trevor Muir & Grand Valley State University
Trevor is a teacher, author, international speaker, and project based learning expert.He is the author of The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable, and Transform Lives, a book about using the power of story to make learning engaging and unforgettable. Trevor... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS - Band Room

8:30am EDT

First Grade Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around first grade topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. This will be a laidback session with open discussion. We hope to offer ideas as well as learn from others and provide takeaways to begin implementing in the classroom right away! 

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Matthews

Mandy Matthews

Teacher, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools
avatar for Alicia Beythan

Alicia Beythan

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 15

8:30am EDT

General Education in Partnership with Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn methods for maximizing instruction for students with disabilities while in the general education classroom in collaboration with their special education team.

Speakers
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Chantel Mozden

Director of Special Education, Saginaw Township Community Schools
Chantel Mozden is the Special Education Supervisor for Saginaw Township Community schools and has been in this position for the past four years.  She previously taught an Early Childhood Special Education classroom for four yearswithin the same district.  Her career began as a Speech-Language... Read More →
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Shannon Hinman

Special Education Supervisor, Saginaw Township Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 202

8:30am EDT

GIS Preparing Students for Careers after High School
Limited Capacity seats available

GIS or Geographic Information Systems is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Allowing students the opportunity to learn to use ArcGIS and other GIS tools will provide them with the opportunity to be employable right out of high school.  GIS is based on the following questions:
  • What is the problem? 
  • Why is it a problem there?
  • What can be done?
Allowing students to strengthen their inquiry skills and learn to work with technology and those around them to solve current issues in their community or the world. GIS, also, provides lessons and activities for grades 4-12 and for almost every subject area. These lessons can be used as-is or altered to fit your needs in the classroom.

Speakers
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Ashley Cardinal

Social Studies Teacher, Au Gres-Sims School District


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 102

8:30am EDT

Google Classroom- Quick Start
Limited Capacity full

Quickly learn how to get up and running with your first class in Google Classroom.  Learn to give assignments or discussion questions using the “Stream,” and post announcements with attached documents, such as a permission slip.  Understand the two different ways for students to create assignments—from scratch or from a teacher-created template/document.  Explore the workflow/feedback process and how Google Classroom can help your students be better organized, improve communication with parents, and make it easier to be a teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Technology Integration Specialist / REMC 6 Director, Bay-Arenac ISD (BAISD)
Mark Lyons, is the Region 6 Director of the Regional Educational Media Center(REMC). The REMC  Association provides “proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan’s pre-K-12 students.” In addition to Mark’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 409

8:30am EDT

Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms. What’s New, Hiding and Cool.
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Drive is one of the most common tools used by educators and students and is constantly being updated. See what’s new and cool in Drive and all its apps in this practical session with something for everyone. Even tech veterans will learn something new as Leslie shares tips and tricks that are hidden inside the vast array of Google tools.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS - Auditorium

8:30am EDT

Kindergarten Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Kindergarten teachers, this is an opportunity for us to collaborate across districts! Let's share what's working in our classrooms .....and what's not! At this informal session, we will share our successes and challenges in the classroom.

Speakers
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Cori Bierlein

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 14

8:30am EDT

Let's Flex our Muscles with Illuminate's Flexible Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wished that you could have an Illuminate expert right next to you while building an assessment within DnA? Here is your opportunity! Bring a digital version of your favorite assessment, and you will be guided through the making and administration of a Flexible Assessment with the support of an Illuminate Customer Success Manager!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Aldrich

Heidi Aldrich

DnA Customer Success Manager, Illuminate Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 404

8:30am EDT

Making Technology Count in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging English Language Arts students with technology in the classroom. It's not just a worksheet anymore. Teachers and students will find new resources, ideas and energy for ELA. Whether it's 1:1 technology or every student has a cell phone this presentation will help engage students with real world common core learning situations.  

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Richardson

Barbara Richardson

Teacher, Au Gres-Sims School District
Teacher, ELA, Broadcasting, Technology & Performance. Golf Lover, Writer, Adventurer & All Around Computer Geek! Let's talk Edtech--Always willing to learn and share!


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 101

8:30am EDT

Mindfulness for Educators
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will help educators increase their confidence in implementing mindfulness into the classroom by establishing an understanding of mindfulness, experiencing several mindful practices, cultivating personal practice, exploring classroom curricula and resources, and discussing in-school support for self-practice and classroom implementation.

Speakers
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Kevin Zoromski

Educator, MSU Extension-Education
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Sean Knurek

Educator, MSU Extension-Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 103

8:30am EDT

Overview of Essential Practices for Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The Essential Practices for Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom for Grades 6 to 12 recommends research-supported instructional practices that can have a dramatic impact on student literacy achievement and engagement. Attendees will get an overview of the 6-12 Literacy Essentials and how these practices can support them as they engage their students in disciplinary literacy to grow their content and literacy knowledge.The session is for administrators and teachers in all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hales

Jamie Hales

Content Based Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District
Jamie Hales is a Content Based Literacy Coach at the Saginaw ISD where she provides literacy support in the content areas. She also provides support in Project Based Learning and Social Studies. Jamie is a member of the 6-12 Disciplinary Literacy Essentials Task Force providing support... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 203

8:30am EDT

Second Grade Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around second grade topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group. 

Speakers
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Jenny Knoll

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 16

8:30am EDT

Secondary Math Teacher Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around secondary Math, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.

Speakers
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Jennalee Markel

Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 105

8:30am EDT

Secondary Social Studies Teacher Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around secondary Social Studies topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group. 

Speakers
avatar for Troy Kilgus

Troy Kilgus

Social Studies Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 104

8:30am EDT

Self Care: Putting on your Oxygen Mask FIRST
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on why it is important to practice intentional self care, finding the type of self care that works for you, strategies to do inside/outside the school day and physical/mental health benefits of self care.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Wassmann

Amy Wassmann

Whole Child Program Director, Saginaw ISD
Amy Wassmann has been the Whole Child Programs Director at Saginaw ISD for over 12 years. Amy works with schools and community organizations to provide physical and mental health support to children and teens so they can lead safe and healthy lives where they are engaged, supported... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 18

8:30am EDT

Setting the Stage: Promoting Social Emotional Health in Young Children
Limited Capacity filling up

Social and emotional development, a critical aspect of overall brain development, begins at birth. Social-emotional skills are nurtured through daily routine, language and play. They are the foundations of social competence that affect a child’s ability to adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life. This Pre-K educator workshop on social and emotional health provides parents with tips and tools for helping their children develop skills in these critical areas.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Rymanowicz

Kylie Rymanowicz

Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension
Kylie Rymanowicz is a Certified Family Life Educator and Extension Educator in Child and Family Development at Michigan State University Extension. Her background is in child development and family life education with a concentration in parent education. Kylie's professional interests... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 24

8:30am EDT

Special Education Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around special education, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.

Speakers
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Becky Smith

Director of special education, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 303

8:30am EDT

Technology Educator Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around Technology Educator topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.   

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kimsel

Amy Kimsel

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 206

8:30am EDT

Times up on Times Test
Limited Capacity seats available

Math Facts are essential for problem-solving success. Too often, math facts are memorized but not understood; understood but not automatic; automatic but not accurate. In response to state standard expectations, district and state assessments, and our knowledge that these facts are essential, we often resort to teaching the way we were instructed in math--by teaching our students to memorize facts under pressure using anxiety-inducing timed tests.
Time’s Up on Timed Tests brings you methods for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts that will lead your students to real fact fluency: fluency that doesn’t rely solely on memorization. Your students will use strategies to develop understanding, and improve their accuracy and efficiency through purposeful practice that is fun.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Samulski-McCartney

Shannon Samulski-McCartney

International Educational Consultant & Author, Strategic Intervention Solutions
Shannon is the founder of Strategic Intervention Solutions and is an international educational consultant and author. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and is well-known for her practical information and enthusiastic style. Shannon works with hundreds of teachers each... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC ES Rm 20

8:30am EDT

When am I Going to Use This? Industry in our Region
Limited Capacity seats available

If your students ever ask – “When am I going to use this?”, this session is for you. Join us for a virtual tour and to learn more about businesses in the Great Lakes Bay Region.  Gain deeper insight into the needs, realities, challenges and opportunities in the workplace.  Expand your knowledge of education and training requirements required for successful employment in our region and state. This session will also include updates on teacher externships, job shadowing opportunities for students and industry tours opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Flippin

Lori Flippin

STEM Initiative Leader, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance
The STEM Impact Initiative work in the 8 counties that comprise the Great Lakes Bay Region includes math, Out-of-school time STEM learning, talent pipeline and computer science initiatives to name a few of our current project areas.
avatar for Claire Bunker

Claire Bunker

MiSTEM Network Director, MiSTEM Network


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
SSC HS Rm 204

8:30am EDT

"Deep-Dive” Extended Session! ”Too Many Letter Sounds…Too Many Phonics Rules…Too Many Sight Words!” How to Use Brain Science as a Roadmap to Fast-Track Phonics for Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for accelerated learning that is easily hacked into? Using brain science as a road map, discover how to target instruction to “backdoor” social-emotional learning systems that transform hard phonics skills into child’s play! Take advantage of learning loopholes rooted in brain plasticity, and take away brain-changing knowledge and “backdoor" teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garner

Katie Garner

Author, Speaker, Literacy Consultant, Marenem, Inc.
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES - Band Room

8:30am EDT

Conflict Resolution and Communication in Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and practice effective communication and conflict resolution skills for conversations that may be complex, emotional and include many participants.

Speakers
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Cheryl Levine

Program Coordinator, Special Education Mediation Services
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Laura Zangara

Intake Specialist, Special Education Mediation Services


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 205

8:30am EDT

CPI Refresher
Limited Capacity full

Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Refresher is for those that have completed the Full Course Training. During this course, we will review how to prevent and/or positively manage disruptive, challenging, or aggressive behavior, using the CPI Model. Physical intervention will also be reviewed. This course is a 3 hour course.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Krevinghaus

Tammy Krevinghaus

Behavior Intervention Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD
avatar for Jody Girou

Jody Girou

School Social Worker, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 2

8:30am EDT

Hot Topics in Special Education Law
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Michele Eaddy of the Thrun Law Firm for a review and analysis of the most important cases and legislation from the 2018-2019 school year affecting special education. Participants will learn how these recent developments affect their day-to-day jobs and the trends to look for in the coming school year.


Speakers
avatar for Michele R. Eaddy

Michele R. Eaddy

Attorney at Law, Thrun Law
Michele R. Eaddy joined Thrun Law Firm in 2001 after more than 10 years of legal experience representing school districts. Her practice at Thrun focuses primarily in the areas of special education, student issues, labor and employment, and general school law. Michele received her... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 301

8:30am EDT

Refresher CPR and First Aid
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is a CPR/First Aid refresher course for those participants who have current CPR certification and need to renew.  Certification is good for 2 years.

Speakers
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Bob Loiselle

Paramedic, Northern Bay Ambulance


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 302

8:30am EDT

The Daily 5 Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Two half-day trainings will be repeated on how to launch and sustain the Daily 5 Framework covering foundational structure, classroom preparation, implementing choice, and differentiation for students ages and needs. Learn techniques to reduce challenging behaviors and increase engagement.

Training includes one-year All-Access membership to TheDailyCAFE.com, our online resource for information, classroom videos, discussion boards, and other support.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Boushey

Gail Boushey

Co-Founder, The Daily CAFE the 2 sisters
"I want what every teacher wants: effective teaching methods that can adapt as things change, and to lead our children to a lifetime of learning."Gail’s vision was formed through her degree in elementary education, early childhood studies, and special education and a master’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS - Choir Room

10:05am EDT

Applying Tech Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will provide a myriad of free online resources and ideas that teachers will be able to implement immediately in their classroom in order to effectively engage their students in meaningful ways which will help prepare studnts for their future careers. Attendees will find resources to use not only in the core academic areas but they will also find resources to creatively engage students with technology in other areas such as but not limited to foreign language, and physical education.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Richardson

Barbara Richardson

Teacher, Au Gres-Sims School District
Teacher, ELA, Broadcasting, Technology & Performance. Golf Lover, Writer, Adventurer & All Around Computer Geek! Let's talk Edtech--Always willing to learn and share!


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 101

10:05am EDT

Assessments Made Easy Using Illuminate's Item Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how to use Illuminate's existing itembank to build common formative assessments that you can easily share with your peers and expose students to varied rigor levels in the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Aldrich

Heidi Aldrich

DnA Customer Success Manager, Illuminate Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 404

10:05am EDT

Conscious Discipline
Limited Capacity full

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based trauma-informed comprehensive social emotional learning program, based in neuroscience that holistically integrates SEL with discipline and school climate to create an optimal learning environment.  

Speakers
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Kelley Edmonds

1st Grade Instructor, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools
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Sarah Schingeck

Elementary Music and Character Education, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 25

10:05am EDT

EDPs, Internships & Career Awareness
Limited Capacity seats available

9 bills passed requiring implementation of EDPs, Internships and Career Awareness with implications K-12 which take effect in the 2019-20 school year. In this session we will review the requirements and the resources available in MDEs Michigan Career Development Model. Consider attending this session as a team- Elementary, MS, HS Principals, Counselors and Central Office. Systems thinking will yield the best results for students.

Speakers
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Wendy Zdeb

Executive Director, MASSP


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 106

10:05am EDT

EduPaths: Take Ownership of Your Professional Learning for FREE
Limited Capacity seats available

In a technology-driven world that is transforming our classrooms, EduPaths models what on-demand, personal and self-paced professional learning can look like for you - personally and professionally. EduPaths is a FREE professional learning portal for Michigan educators. As teacher, you choose the learning options that help you meet the diverse needs in your classroom! As administrator, use EduPaths to differentiate DPPD to meet the diverse needs of educators in your building! With over 300 FREE courses eligible for FREE SCECHs, see how EduPaths can help you!

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bruzewski

Molly Bruzewski

EduPaths Instructional Content Designer, Genesee ISD - EduPaths
EduPaths is a Professional Learning portal. FREE Registration. FREE courses. FREE SCECHs. Courses in EduPaths are built by Michigan educators for Michigan educators and many align with the strands in the CS Standards - you just need to apply what you learn to your students' needs... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 107

10:05am EDT

Foundations of Number Sense (addition & subtraction) Grades 1st-5th
Limited Capacity seats available

Feeling overwhelmed with all of the different ways to solve addition and subtraction problems in the 21st century? Why can’t we just do it the way we learned, with one answer and only one way to find it? Join Shannon to transform the way you think about solving addition and subtraction problems and helps you enable your students to explain their thinking in multiple ways. Participants will create a toolkit of strategies to help implement various means of solving addition and subtraction problems (3 ways plus the traditional, with concrete-pictorial-abstract means with whole number, decimals, fractions and more) in your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Samulski-McCartney

Shannon Samulski-McCartney

International Educational Consultant & Author, Strategic Intervention Solutions
Shannon is the founder of Strategic Intervention Solutions and is an international educational consultant and author. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and is well-known for her practical information and enthusiastic style. Shannon works with hundreds of teachers each... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 20

10:05am EDT

General Education in Partnership with Special Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn methods for maximizing instruction for students with disabilities while in the general education classroom in collaboration with their special education team.

Speakers
CM

Chantel Mozden

Director of Special Education, Saginaw Township Community Schools
Chantel Mozden is the Special Education Supervisor for Saginaw Township Community schools and has been in this position for the past four years.  She previously taught an Early Childhood Special Education classroom for four yearswithin the same district.  Her career began as a Speech-Language... Read More →
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Shannon Hinman

Special Education Supervisor, Saginaw Township Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 202

10:05am EDT

Going Rogue With Microsoft
Limited Capacity seats available

Many people do not know that the majority of Microsoft's offerings are not only free for teachers and students but also work on the majority of platforms used in the classroom today. Even Chromebooks and iPhones.

This session will overview how even if your school or district is not an Office 365 school how you can sign up, access and deploy Office 365 and other Microsoft products for free in your classroom today and have it running on a multitude of device types. We will also overview some of the products and introduce you to some great unique features within them that are assisting students today.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS - Auditorium

10:05am EDT

Google Classroom- Quick Start
Limited Capacity filling up

Quickly learn how to get up and running with your first class in Google Classroom.  Learn to give assignments or discussion questions using the “Stream,” and post announcements with attached documents, such as a permission slip.  Understand the two different ways for students to create assignments—from scratch or from a teacher-created template/document.  Explore the workflow/feedback process and how Google Classroom can help your students be better organized, improve communication with parents, and make it easier to be a teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Technology Integration Specialist / REMC 6 Director, Bay-Arenac ISD (BAISD)
Mark Lyons, is the Region 6 Director of the Regional Educational Media Center(REMC). The REMC  Association provides “proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan’s pre-K-12 students.” In addition to Mark’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 409

10:05am EDT

Google Keep
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you suffer from memory loss because of your large to do list?  Think of an awesome idea and lose it before you can write it down?  Google Keep is an easy to use syncing note-taking tool. You can type notes, create reminders, build lists, add photos, or use audio to help capture what's on your mind. Notes can be shared, organized, and prioritized.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Hildinger

Penny Hildinger

Teacher, Bay City Public Schools
I am going on my 20th year of teaching at Bay City Public Schools. I have a BA in French and Spanish and a Masters in Educational Technology. I create and facilitate professional development sessions for Bay City Schools, the BAISD and Great Expectations. I love networking with... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 203

10:05am EDT

Hosting Career Days & College Fairs
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will provide guidance and key information for successfully organizing and hosting a career day or college fair.

Speakers
avatar for John McPherson

John McPherson

HS Counselor, Standish-Sterling Community Schools
John McPherson is a guidance counselor at Standish-Sterling Central Jr/Sr High School, he has served in that role since 2004. Before that he was a high school science teacher at Vestaburg Community Schools for seven years. He coached both boys and girls basketball at various levels... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 204

10:05am EDT

Leading by Reading: 20+ Ways to Transform the Reading Culture in your Building
Limited Capacity full

Are you frustrated with reading programs that bore both teachers AND students? Is your class spending too much time on mind numbing worksheets? Are you ready for a change? We will share our story of how we boosted the reading culture in our building. Many of the ideas can be implemented immediately for little or no cost at all. Come with an open mind and leave with the power to make a reading transformation. This session was well received last year so we are back to share our story again plus a few new ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hendrick

Kelly Hendrick

Hemmeter Elementary Teacher, Saginaw Township Community Schools
avatar for James Bailey

James Bailey

Principal, Saginaw Township Community Schools
avatar for Nicol Howald

Nicol Howald

Teacher, Saginaw Township Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 10

10:05am EDT

Meeting the Literacy Needs of All Students Through Small Group
Limited Capacity full

This session will look at multiple ways that we can meet the diverse literacy needs of our students through small group and individualized instruction.

Speakers
HP

Heather Phelps

Assistant Director of Instructional Services and Lead Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District
Early Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 14

10:05am EDT

Mindfulness for Educators
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will help educators increase their confidence in implementing mindfulness into the classroom by establishing an understanding of mindfulness, experiencing several mindful practices, cultivating personal practice, exploring classroom curricula and resources, and discussing in-school support for self-practice and classroom implementation.

Speakers
KZ

Kevin Zoromski

Educator, MSU Extension-Education
SK

Sean Knurek

Educator, MSU Extension-Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 103

10:05am EDT

Not Your Mama's Preparation Program: Preparing Michigan Teachers for the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Michigan’s 21st century educator preparation programs have changed dramatically in the last two decades and now have requirements and flexibilities that were not in existence when many of our current, experienced teachers were certified. This session will examine new requirements for educator certification and provide an overview of certification pathways (traditional, alternative route, residency) and opportunities schools and districts can utilize to assure all PK-12 students have an appropriately placed and effective teacher.

Speakers
GG

Gina Garner

Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
DM

Darcy McMahon

Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
LV

Leah vanBelle

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education_x000D_
SK

Sean Kottke

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 102

10:05am EDT

NWEA - Digging into the Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators will review the District and Grade Level reports as well as Class data. We will focus on interpreting your class report, determining areas of weakness, grouping students and setting goals.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Zettle

Lisa Zettle

Application Support Services, Bay-Arenac ISD
I'm Lisa Zettle, I have a BS in Computer Science from SVSU. I joined Bay-Arenac ISD in August 2007 as a Senior Computer Support Specialist and after about a year transitioned to Application Support Specialist to support the Data Warehouse. I support and provide training for our local... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 28

10:05am EDT

Reducing Emotional Escalation and the Connection to Restorative Practices in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore strategies to assist with calming agitated students and reduce emotional escalation. Participants will discuss the use of restorative practices to support a climate in which students are safe to accept responsibility for their actions, correct and learn from error.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey L. Meininger

Stacey L. Meininger

School Social Worker, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 23

10:05am EDT

Safe and Legal Management of Students' Medication Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about safety and legal issues that must be considered when administering medications and providing support in the school setting to students with asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, seizures, and other acute and chronic health conditions.  Steps necessary to be in compliance with the Michigan School Code and aligned with best practice are discussed.

Speakers
SG

Stacy Gorney

RN, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 18

10:05am EDT

Secondary ELA Teacher Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around Secondary ELA topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group. 

Speakers
RG

Rachel Good

ELA Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools
AS

Amanda Steinbauer

ELA Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 104

10:05am EDT

Secondary Science Teacher Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Place-based education, STEM activities, and access to resources are at the forefront of science education. Join us for discussion centered around these three topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of STEM lessons to share with the group.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Freeman

Luke Freeman

Science Teacher, Au Gres-Sims School District


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS Rm 105

10:05am EDT

Setting the Stage: Promoting Social Emotional Health in Young Children
Limited Capacity full

Social and emotional development, a critical aspect of overall brain development, begins at birth. Social-emotional skills are nurtured through daily routine, language and play. They are the foundations of social competence that affect a child’s ability to adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life. This Pre-K educator workshop on social and emotional health provides parents with tips and tools for helping their children develop skills in these critical areas.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Rymanowicz

Kylie Rymanowicz

Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension
Kylie Rymanowicz is a Certified Family Life Educator and Extension Educator in Child and Family Development at Michigan State University Extension. Her background is in child development and family life education with a concentration in parent education. Kylie's professional interests... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC ES Rm 24

10:05am EDT

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills!
Limited Capacity seats available

Entrepeneur.com recently published an article that says the top reasons people are fired or not hired is that they lack soft skills, aka: communication, collaboration, time management, adaptability, critical thinking, etc. Not having these skills is getting a lot of people fired, and since there is nothing soft about getting fired, let's call and view them as they really are: essential skills. This workshop is about how to emphasize these essential skills in the classroom, from designing daily collaborative activities to teaching students how to adapt to new technologies, all to prepare students to enter the modern workforce ready to survive and thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Muir

Trevor Muir

Speaker, Trevor Muir & Grand Valley State University
Trevor is a teacher, author, international speaker, and project based learning expert.He is the author of The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable, and Transform Lives, a book about using the power of story to make learning engaging and unforgettable. Trevor... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:05am - 11:20am EDT
SSC HS - Band Room

12:40pm EDT

"Too Many Letter Sounds…Too Many Phonics Rules…Too Many Sight Words!” How to Use Brain Science as a Roadmap to Fast-Track Phonics for Reading
Limited Capacity filling up

Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for accelerated learning that is easily hacked into? Using brain science as a road map, discover how to target instruction to “backdoor” social-emotional learning systems that transform hard phonics skills into child’s play! Take advantage of learning loopholes rooted in brain plasticity, and take away brain-changing knowledge and “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garner

Katie Garner

Author, Speaker, Literacy Consultant, Marenem, Inc.
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES - Band Room

12:40pm EDT

Art Educator Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around Art topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Pobanz

Amy Pobanz

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 104

12:40pm EDT

Building Relationships and a Growth Mindset in the Secondary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Participants will discuss the importance of building trusting relationships and teaching a growth mindset for student success. We will explore strategies to create a climate that shows students they are safe, valued, competent and belong to their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey L. Meininger

Stacey L. Meininger

School Social Worker, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 204

12:40pm EDT

Claymation-What I Have Learned
Limited Capacity seats available

I have been doing a Claymation Unit for a few years now.   I will include tips and tricks for being successful and ways that you can use Claymation to enhance learning in the middle school setting.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kimsel

Amy Kimsel

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 206

12:40pm EDT

Coding & Drones
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive training on the Tello Drone and be provided with engaging instruction to use with their students that cover:  basic coding skills, the science of flight, engineering, conceptual design, problem-solving, and learning through play.  Drones will be available for checkout through REMC 6 during the school year. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Technology Integration Specialist / REMC 6 Director, Bay-Arenac ISD (BAISD)
Mark Lyons, is the Region 6 Director of the Regional Educational Media Center(REMC). The REMC  Association provides “proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan’s pre-K-12 students.” In addition to Mark’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 9

12:40pm EDT

EduPaths: Take Ownership of Your Professional Learning for FREE
Limited Capacity seats available

In a technology-driven world that is transforming our classrooms, EduPaths models what on-demand, personal and self-paced professional learning can look like for you - personally and professionally. EduPaths is a FREE professional learning portal for Michigan educators. As teacher, you choose the learning options that help you meet the diverse needs in your classroom! As administrator, use EduPaths to differentiate DPPD to meet the diverse needs of educators in your building! With over 300 FREE courses eligible for FREE SCECHs, see how EduPaths can help you!

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bruzewski

Molly Bruzewski

EduPaths Instructional Content Designer, Genesee ISD - EduPaths
EduPaths is a Professional Learning portal. FREE Registration. FREE courses. FREE SCECHs. Courses in EduPaths are built by Michigan educators for Michigan educators and many align with the strands in the CS Standards - you just need to apply what you learn to your students' needs... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 22

12:40pm EDT

Epic Project Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Epic Project Based Learning is about using the power of story to engage students so that learning is memorable and transformational. Storytelling has not only proven to be the best way of sharing information but also for learning and retaining that information. A class can be designed and taught in the format of a story, adding authenticity and real-world challenges to the work students accomplish. ELA teachers can use this authenticity to make literacy standards come alive for their students. This workshop gives concrete methods, practices, and resources to create a standards-based, skills and content-rich, story-centric classroom in an innovative project-based learning model.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Muir

Trevor Muir

Speaker, Trevor Muir & Grand Valley State University
Trevor is a teacher, author, international speaker, and project based learning expert.He is the author of The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable, and Transform Lives, a book about using the power of story to make learning engaging and unforgettable. Trevor... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS - Band Room

12:40pm EDT

Google Think Tank for Admin
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever have a question, "Can I do ____ with technology?" Join this session to explore possible solutions to questions you may have and explore best practices with Google, Technology, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Buza

Anthony Buza

Instructional Technology Supervisor, EduPaths
https://about.me/abuza


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 409

12:40pm EDT

How Does MTSS Fit Into a High School Setting?
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction to the Michigan Practice Profile for MTSS.  How do you make this work in a High School setting? Participants will review the key elements of MTSS, see examples of how high schools around the state are making it work, and brainstorm possible ways to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Basket

Amy Basket

MIBLSI Implementation Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD
Student success, kids and teenagers, sports or anything else!


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 107

12:40pm EDT

Industrial Technology Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around Industrial Technology topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group. 

Speakers
BK

Brian Kloha

Garber High School, Teacher, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 105

12:40pm EDT

Let's Flex our Muscles with Illuminate's Flexible Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wished that you could have an Illuminate expert right next to you while building an assessment within DnA? Here is your opportunity! Bring a digital version of your favorite assessment, and you will be guided through the making and administration of a Flexible Assessment with the support of an Illuminate Customer Success Manager!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Aldrich

Heidi Aldrich

DnA Customer Success Manager, Illuminate Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 404

12:40pm EDT

Meeting the Literacy Needs of All Students Through Small Group
Limited Capacity full

This session will look at multiple ways that we can meet the diverse literacy needs of our students through small group and individualized instruction.

Speakers
HP

Heather Phelps

Assistant Director of Instructional Services and Lead Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District
Early Literacy Coach, Saginaw Intermediate School District


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 14

12:40pm EDT

Not Your Mama's Preparation Program: Preparing Michigan Teachers for the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Michigan’s 21st century educator preparation programs have changed dramatically in the last two decades and now have requirements and flexibilities that were not in existence when many of our current, experienced teachers were certified. This session will examine new requirements for educator certification and provide an overview of certification pathways (traditional, alternative route, residency) and opportunities schools and districts can utilize to assure all PK-12 students have an appropriately placed and effective teacher.  

Speakers
GG

Gina Garner

Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
DM

Darcy McMahon

Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
LV

Leah vanBelle

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education_x000D_
SK

Sean Kottke

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 102

12:40pm EDT

NWEA - Digging into the Data
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators will review the District and Grade Level reports as well as Class data. We will focus on interpreting your class report, determining areas of weakness, grouping students and setting goals.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Zettle

Lisa Zettle

Application Support Services, Bay-Arenac ISD
I'm Lisa Zettle, I have a BS in Computer Science from SVSU. I joined Bay-Arenac ISD in August 2007 as a Senior Computer Support Specialist and after about a year transitioned to Application Support Specialist to support the Data Warehouse. I support and provide training for our local... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 28

12:40pm EDT

PSAT 8- Your Scores Are In! Now What?!
Limited Capacity seats available

2019 was the first year Michigan 8th graders had the PSAT8 as part of the state assessment.  In this session we will discuss the College Board suite of assessments, reports available in the portal & how to share results with staff, students and parents.

Speakers
WZ

Wendy Zdeb

Executive Director, MASSP


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 106

12:40pm EDT

Safe and Legal Management of Students' Medication Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about safety and legal issues that must be considered when administering medications and providing support in the school setting to students with asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, seizures, and other acute and chronic health conditions.  Steps necessary to be in compliance with the Michigan School Code and aligned with best practice are discussed.

Speakers
SG

Stacy Gorney

RN, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 18

12:40pm EDT

STEM in Preschool: How to Incorporate these materials in Small Group Activities
Limited Capacity full

Using STEM inspired materials, including LEGO kits, participants will learn and engage in a variety of Small Group focused activities.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rousseau

Heather Rousseau

Early Childhood Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD
avatar for Kim Kokaly

Kim Kokaly

Early Childhood Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD
WC

Whitney Crete

Early Childhood Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 24

12:40pm EDT

Teaching Programmatic Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session the CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education will offer classroom ideas to help your students become producers who use technology instead of consumers of technology. You will learn how to use analog and digital programmatic thinking strategies with your students. The Center will also offer some professional development opportunities to further your experience if you are interested. This session will provide materials for preK - 12th grade educators and will emphasize pedagogy for grades K-8. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cunningham

Julie Cunningham

Director of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education, CMU
Ms. Julie Cunningham holds a masters degree in curriculum and instruction specializing in teaching and learning science. Julie currently holds the position of Director for the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. This position allows her to work with faculty, teacher education... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Cornwell

Amanda Cornwell

STEM Education Program Facilitator, CMU
Throughout my teaching career I incorporated technology and multimodal projects whenever possible. My experience working with students from 3rd through 8th grade serves me well in my new role at the Center for Excellence in STEM Education. I'm able to interact with students, families... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 25

12:40pm EDT

Times up on Times Test
Limited Capacity seats available

Math Facts are essential for problem-solving success. Too often, math facts are memorized but not understood; understood but not automatic; automatic but not accurate. In response to state standard expectations, district and state assessments, and our knowledge that these facts are essential, we often resort to teaching the way we were instructed in math--by teaching our students to memorize facts under pressure using anxiety-inducing timed tests.
Time’s Up on Timed Tests brings you methods for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts that will lead your students to real fact fluency: fluency that doesn’t rely solely on memorization. Your students will use strategies to develop understanding, and improve their accuracy and efficiency through purposeful practice that is fun.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Samulski-McCartney

Shannon Samulski-McCartney

International Educational Consultant & Author, Strategic Intervention Solutions
Shannon is the founder of Strategic Intervention Solutions and is an international educational consultant and author. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and is well-known for her practical information and enthusiastic style. Shannon works with hundreds of teachers each... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 20

12:40pm EDT

Today's Students and Perfectionism
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn the negative behavior patterns of perfectionism in students.  Strategies to assist the students to live a healthier life-style will be provided.

Speakers
SO

Salle O'Neill

Consultant, BAISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 101

12:40pm EDT

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some top Websites, Apps and Tools you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS - Auditorium

12:40pm EDT

Unified Champions: Helping Special Education Students Get Involved
Limited Capacity seats available

Unified Champions is a division of Special Olympics that brings together General Ed and Special Ed students to compete in sports, plan fun events and create disability awareness programs for their school.  Find out how your school can get involved in this great program that comes with a budget and great resources.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Cotter

Jamie Cotter

UCS Coordinator for Michigan, Special Olympics Michigan
I am a Unified Champion Schools Coordinator for Special Olympics Michigan and help schools with funding needs start the program. I also handle all reimbursements, reporting, and invoices for the UCS program.
avatar for Penny Hildinger

Penny Hildinger

Teacher, Bay City Public Schools
I am going on my 20th year of teaching at Bay City Public Schools. I have a BA in French and Spanish and a Masters in Educational Technology. I create and facilitate professional development sessions for Bay City Schools, the BAISD and Great Expectations. I love networking with... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 203

12:40pm EDT

What's In Your Cultural Back Pack? Culturally Responsive Teaching
Limited Capacity filling up

Cultural competence is the key to thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and schools - and it can be learned, practiced, and institutionalized to better serve diverse students, their families, and their communities. Join me as we explore our own cultural backpacks and the sensational six ways to engage diverse students in dynamic and life changing learning experiences!

Speakers
avatar for LaCreta M. Clark, Ph.D.

LaCreta M. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership, SVSU
Professor, 17 years, SVSU, Educational Leadership & ServicesSchool Consultant; Administrative Coach; Family Engagement Action PlansMotivational SpeakerOrdained Methodist MInister


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 1:55pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 103

12:40pm EDT

Common 504 and IDEA Compliance Errors
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the common IEP and 504 mistakes that lead to due process hearings and complaints. This informative session will include plenty of practical advice to help you avoid the pitfalls that can trip up even the most experienced educator and ancillary service provider.

Speakers
avatar for Michele R. Eaddy

Michele R. Eaddy

Attorney at Law, Thrun Law
Michele R. Eaddy joined Thrun Law Firm in 2001 after more than 10 years of legal experience representing school districts. Her practice at Thrun focuses primarily in the areas of special education, student issues, labor and employment, and general school law. Michele received her... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 301

12:40pm EDT

Effective IEP Team Meeting Participation Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and practice proven meeting participation techniques to maximize the team's productivity and manage the complex IEP requirements.

Speakers
CL

Cheryl Levine

Program Coordinator, Special Education Mediation Services
LZ

Laura Zangara

Intake Specialist, Special Education Mediation Services


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 205

12:40pm EDT

Expanding Expression (EET) in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be taught how to follow a hierarchical approach taking students’ expression from words to paragraphs to reports and more. This multisensory approach increases vocabulary and supports written and oral expression. Participants will connect this approach to the GELN Literacy Essentials, experience hands-on activities, review samples from students, and learn strategies/ideas for students in any classroom setting.


Speakers
avatar for Sara L Smith

Sara L Smith

International Speaker/Speech-Language Pathologist, Expanding Expression LLC
Sara L. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and founder of the Expanding Expression Tool™ (EET). She began her career in the Bay City Public Schools (Michigan) where she focused on developing and teaching language strategies to facilitate academic... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 21

12:40pm EDT

Refresher CPR and First Aid
Limited Capacity filling up

This course is a CPR/First Aid refresher course for those participants who have current CPR certification and need to renew.  Certification is good for 2 years.

Speakers
BL

Bob Loiselle

Paramedic, Northern Bay Ambulance


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 302

12:40pm EDT

The Daily 5 Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

Two half-day trainings will be repeated on how to launch and sustain the Daily 5 Framework covering foundational structure, classroom preparation, implementing choice, and differentiation for students ages and needs. Learn techniques to reduce challenging behaviors and increase engagement.

Training includes one-year All-Access membership to TheDailyCAFE.com, our online resource for information, classroom videos, discussion boards, and other support.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Boushey

Gail Boushey

Co-Founder, The Daily CAFE the 2 sisters
"I want what every teacher wants: effective teaching methods that can adapt as things change, and to lead our children to a lifetime of learning."Gail’s vision was formed through her degree in elementary education, early childhood studies, and special education and a master’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:40pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS - Choir Room

2:15pm EDT

"Too Many Letter Sounds…Too Many Phonics Rules…Too Many Sight Words!” How to Use Brain Science as a Roadmap to Fast-Track Phonics for Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for accelerated learning that is easily hacked into? Using brain science as a road map, discover how to target instruction to “backdoor” social-emotional learning systems that transform hard phonics skills into child’s play! Take advantage of learning loopholes rooted in brain plasticity, and take away brain-changing knowledge and “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!   

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garner

Katie Garner

Author, Speaker, Literacy Consultant, Marenem, Inc.
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES - Band Room

2:15pm EDT

Assessments Made Easy Using Illuminate's Item Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how to use Illuminate's existing itembank to build common formative assessments that you can easily share with your peers and expose students to varied rigor levels in the math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Aldrich

Heidi Aldrich

DnA Customer Success Manager, Illuminate Education


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 404

2:15pm EDT

Content Creation. Best Apps and Sites for Teachers and Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in learning more about how to help your students create content in a variety of ways? This presentation will give you solutions and pointers you can use immediately to guide your students in content creation. Learn to use tools such as augmented reality, videos, digital storytelling, and more. Help each child find his/her voice and give them a platform to tell their story.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS - Auditorium

2:15pm EDT

CreATing More With Makey Makey- Accessibility & Assistive Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Taking Makey Makey to the next level by using Makey Makey centered around the topic of accessibility and assistive technology devices. More and more occupational therapists are starting to gamify their work. When everyone plays we all win.
 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Butzu

Katie Butzu

Occupational Therapist, Bay-Arenac ISD
I have been an Occupational Therapist with BAISD since October 2017. I primarily service students in the ECSE and center based CI classrooms. I have been in the field of OT for 8 years now and have spent most of my years in pediatrics. In addition to working at BAISD I am also a part... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons

Technology Integration Specialist / REMC 6 Director, Bay-Arenac ISD (BAISD)
Mark Lyons, is the Region 6 Director of the Regional Educational Media Center(REMC). The REMC  Association provides “proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan’s pre-K-12 students.” In addition to Mark’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 9

2:15pm EDT

Drones Year 1, What I have learned.....
Limited Capacity filling up

What I have learned incorporating a drone unit into my middle school Technology class. The good, bad and maybe... (Participants should bring their phones.)

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Amy Kimsel

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 206

2:15pm EDT

Fifth Grade Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around fifth grade topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.
I will provide resources for Illuminate assessments as well as PBW/TDA for M-Step!  I look forward to collaborating with all of you!

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Kellie Kanicki

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools
My name is Kellie Kanicki.  I began my career teaching 4th grade in Saginaw.  I was then offered a position at Bangor West Elementary where I was certified as a Reading Recovery Teacher through Oakland University.  I love all aspects of literacy and how it can be applied to all... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 15

2:15pm EDT

Free PD & Free SCECHs with EduPaths
Limited Capacity seats available

EduPaths is a FREE online professional learning portal available to ALL educators in Michigan. EduPaths courses are built by educators for educators to participate in learning experiences that directly impact their daily teaching and everyday practices. EduPaths courses allow you to pursue your interests that are research-based and practiced by other users. Whether you just need an overview of a topic or strategy, or if you want to dig in deeper, EduPaths awards credit (opportunity for SCECHs) for your participation on the site.  Come and see how you can make this resource meet your individual or district differentiated professional learning needs.


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Anthony Buza

Instructional Technology Supervisor, EduPaths
https://about.me/abuza


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 203

2:15pm EDT

Illuminate--Making an Administrator's Life Manageable
Limited Capacity seats available

Administrators and building leaders will learn how to use custom reports and summary assessments to create reports that will help them with scheduling, behavior plans, and creating early warning systems within their school.

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Amy Basket

MIBLSI Implementation Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD
Student success, kids and teenagers, sports or anything else!


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 409

2:15pm EDT

Instrumental Music Teacher Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around Instructional Music topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.

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Megan Wolfgang

Director of Bands, Standish-Sterling Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 105

2:15pm EDT

Mandated Reporting
Limited Capacity filling up

In this one-hour workshop, participants will learn about the fundamentals of making a report on the basis of suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Leslie Eschenbacher

Prevention Education Coordinator, CAN Council


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 10

2:15pm EDT

Model Drawings 1st-6th grade
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Gain confidence while teaching word problems when you discover the power of model drawing! Armed with a step-by-step method of translating a word problem into a diagram or model, teachers will be able to help students recognize relationships between quantities and build deeper understanding so they can easily solve the problem. Participants will learn how to build competence in small steps by scaffolding these strategies for struggling students as they use these problem-solving techniques to build the foundation for algebraic thinking, even in early grades!

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Shannon Samulski-McCartney

International Educational Consultant & Author, Strategic Intervention Solutions
Shannon is the founder of Strategic Intervention Solutions and is an international educational consultant and author. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and is well-known for her practical information and enthusiastic style. Shannon works with hundreds of teachers each... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 20

2:15pm EDT

PE/Health Educator Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around PE/Health topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group. 

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Jennifer O'Dell

Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 107

2:15pm EDT

Reducing Emotional Escalation and the Connection to Restorative Practices in the Secondary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore strategies to assist with calming agitated students and reduce emotional escalation. Participants will discuss the use of restorative practices to support a climate in which students are safe to accept responsibility for their actions, correct and learn from error.

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Stacey L. Meininger

School Social Worker, Bay-Arenac ISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 204

2:15pm EDT

Speed Dating in the Classroom: Engaging Strategies for Learners
Limited Capacity full

Speed Dating in the Classroom looks at a fun and engaging classroom strategy for students to use as they learn or rehearse content information. This can be used for any subject matter, or simply for team building and collaboration, across the upper elementary to high school grades. The session will explain, model, and practice the strategy, ending with an open discussion about other uses and applications.

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Jennifer Veitengruber

Social Studies Teacher, Bangor Township Schools
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Kristin Aimar

Social Studies Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 102

2:15pm EDT

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills!
Limited Capacity seats available

Entrepeneur.com recently published an article that says the top reasons people are fired or not hired is that they lack soft skills, aka: communication, collaboration, time management, adaptability, critical thinking, etc. Not having these skills is getting a lot of people fired, and since there is nothing soft about getting fired, let's call and view them as they really are: essential skills. This workshop is about how to emphasize these essential skills in the classroom, from designing daily collaborative activities to teaching students how to adapt to new technologies, all to prepare students to enter the modern workforce ready to survive and thrive.   Audience: 6-12

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Trevor Muir

Speaker, Trevor Muir & Grand Valley State University
Trevor is a teacher, author, international speaker, and project based learning expert.He is the author of The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable, and Transform Lives, a book about using the power of story to make learning engaging and unforgettable. Trevor... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS - Band Room

2:15pm EDT

The Path to School Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session participants will look at current issues in education through the lens of a building administrator.  Included in this session is information about the  alternative path to PK-12 administrator certification.

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MASSP

Principal, MASSP
Michigan Association for Secondary School Principals (MASSP) will have information about the alternative path to earning a PK-12 Administrator Certificate. MASSP's Path to Leadership Program is 100% online, MDE approved, can be completed in one year at 1/3 the cost of a traditional... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 106

2:15pm EDT

Third and Fourth Grade Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around third and fourth grade topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.    

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Denise Rivard

4th Grade Teacher, Pinconning Area Schools
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Shay Dycewicz

Teacher, Pinconning Area Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC ES Rm 14

2:15pm EDT

Today's Students and Perfectionism
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn the negative behavior patterns of perfectionism in students.  Strategies to assist the students to live a healthier life-style will be provided.

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Salle O'Neill

Consultant, BAISD


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 101

2:15pm EDT

Vocal Music Teacher Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around Vocal Music topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.

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Natalie Smith

Vocal Music Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 202

2:15pm EDT

What's In Your Cultural Back Pack? Culturally Responsive Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Cultural competence is the key to thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and schools - and it can be learned, practiced, and institutionalized to better serve diverse students, their families, and their communities. Join me as we explore our own cultural backpacks and the sensational six ways to engage diverse students in dynamic and life changing learning experiences!

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avatar for LaCreta M. Clark, Ph.D.

LaCreta M. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor, Educational Leadership, SVSU
Professor, 17 years, SVSU, Educational Leadership & ServicesSchool Consultant; Administrative Coach; Family Engagement Action PlansMotivational SpeakerOrdained Methodist MInister


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 103

2:15pm EDT

World Language Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for discussion centered around World Language topics, along with additional ideas and topics to share. Feel free to bring examples of lessons to share with the group.

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avatar for Bob LaRocque

Bob LaRocque

Teacher, Bangor Township Schools


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
SSC HS Rm 104