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Wednesday, October 9
 

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
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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 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
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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
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Kevin Zoromski

Educator, MSU Extension-Education
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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
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Gina Garner

Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
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Darcy McMahon

Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
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Leah vanBelle

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education_x000D_
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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
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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
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Rachel Good

ELA Teacher, Standish-Sterling Community Schools
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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