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8:30-9:45 AM Session A Breakout [clear filter]
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