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12:40-1:55 PM Session C Breakout [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 9
 

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
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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 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
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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_
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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
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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
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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