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Monday, July 31
 

9:00am

Getting Started with GoMath for Grades K-2
Limited Capacity filling up

Getting Started with Go Math for K-2 Teachers Participants engage in a variety of hands-on experiences to learn about Go Math organization, design, and resources, through direct instruction, guided practice, and cooperative exploration, participants will experience the program’s resources both from a student and teacher perspective. The goal is to build deeper understanding and confidence to begin implementing Go Math in their respective learning environments. Learning Outcomes:
  • Enrich daily instruction by applying knowledge of Go Math program organization and pedagogy
  • Support differentiation, assessment, and effective whole and small group instruction using HMH program resources and instructional tools
  • Enhance instructional delivery and student learning using HMH technology
Preregistration is required for this session.


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 366

9:00am

Discovery Education STEM Academy: Connecting the Dots
Limited Capacity seats available

The Discovery Education STEM Academy has a focus on highlighting strategies to support STEM teaching and learning in all PreK-12 classrooms across all content areas. STEM is not about just teaching about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; it is a culture that needs to be cultivated to help develop skills critical to innovation such as problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking. Participants will be asked to have critical discourse, take part in immersive activities, and reflect on how to implement strategies in their own classroom and schools. This professional development provides: 1) An intense focus on instructional practices to successfully apply a STEM philosophy in their classroom and school; 2) A dive into practices and reflect on how to build them into their curriculum to maximize student engagement and achievement; 3) STEM instructional strategies connected to the demands of all content standards; and 4) Action steps for immediate application of their learning. Preregistration required. Please bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Gerlach

Jonathan Gerlach

International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education
Discovery Education



Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
JBWN 206

9:00am

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming Through Dell
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dell Funded! JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. JASON is a (501)c3 organization dedicated to inspiring and educating students everywhere through real science and exploration. Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard after locating the RMS Titanic, JASON integrates the nation’s leading scientists into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging for students. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities. Through grade banded breakout sessions, participants will experience a sample of hands-on laboratory investigations and digital labs specifically aligned to the TEKS. Laptops recommended but not required. Preregistration required.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
JBWS 266

9:00am

EcoRise! Cultivating Environmental Stewardship and Student Innovation
Limited Capacity filling up

Re-imagine your campus as a laboratory for applied sustainability education! Explore how EcoRise curriculum, resources, and grant funds can be used to increase student engagement and cultivate eco-literacy and student innovation on your campus. Presented by EcoRise staff and veteran teachers, this full-day session will provide an overview of what our program offers and will allow you to explore and experience the resources that are most relevant to you. Check out our Sustainable Intelligence Curriculum, participate in a Design Thinking Workshop, and/or learn how to conduct an Eco-Audit of your campus and apply for funds to support green campus projects. Each breakout group will engage in hands-on activities and facilitated group dialogue, and will walk away with a plan of action tailored to meet your own instructional needs. EcoRise curriculum is aligned to the K-12 science TEKS, is available in English and Spanish, and spans seven eco-themes, including waste, water, and food. Preregistration required.

Speakers
avatar for Richard W. Kincaid, M.S., M.Ed.

Richard W. Kincaid, M.S., M.Ed.

Chief Innovation Officer, EcoRise
Richard has extensive experience in campus and district leadership positions in three different public school districts in Texas, and brings with him a wealth of training and experience in the areas of instructional coaching, curriculum design and assessment, change leadership, and... Read More →
avatar for Abby Randall

Abby Randall

Director of Programs, EcoRise
With more than 13 years of experience in the field of sustainability education, Abby Randall is passionate about inspiring teachers and students to ignite a new generation of green leaders. Born in London, England and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, Abby has spent the last decade... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 9:00am - 3:30pm
JBWS 264

12:30pm

Getting Started with GoMath for Grades 3 -5
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting Started with Go Math for 3rd through 5th Grade Teachers Participants engage in a variety of hands-on experiences to learn about Go Math organization, design, and resources, through direct instruction, guided practice, and cooperative exploration, participants will experience the program’s resources both from a student and teacher perspective. The goal is to build deeper understanding and confidence to begin implementing Go Math in their respective learning environments. Learning Outcomes:
  • Enrich daily instruction by applying knowledge of Go Math program organization and pedagogy 
  • Support differentiation, assessment, and effective whole and small group instruction using HMH program resources and instructional tools 
  • Enhance instructional delivery and student learning using HMH technology
Preregistration is required for this session.

Speakers

Monday July 31, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 366
 
Tuesday, August 1
 

9:00am

Modeling (not Memorizing) Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity filling up

Use manipulatives to show students why procedures work for multiplying and dividing integers and fractions. Demonstrate why fractions get smaller when multiplied. Show why “invert and multiply” works. Remove the mystery from standard multiplication and division procedures by helping students visualize why procedures work for integers.

Speakers

Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 206

9:00am

New Users to Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math)
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math) combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn and love math! Join the Imagine Math expert in a Getting Started session for teachers new to the program. How you start your students impacts the quality and quantity of work that your students will do in the program. This covers the how, why and when of student launching and the importance of a journaling action plan.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Lerma

Sonya Lerma

Customer Success Manager, Imagine Learning
I'm a former educator of 14 years who enjoys helping teachers leverage technology to improve the academic successes of their students. At Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math), we want to help teachers utilize our unique, adaptive program to improve the math achievements of their... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 204

9:00am

Eco-Schools USA - Action Plan to become a Green Flag Eco-School!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will discuss the Eco-Schools USA awards progression and incorporate PBL and science curriculum resources into a plan that will help teachers prepare to reach their desired award level by the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Participants will be asked to update their Eco-Schools dashboard (please bring a computer if possible) and work in teams to create their action plans. The teachers will come away with an action plan and timeline for success. This workshop is for current registered Eco-Schools only and multiple team members from each school are encouraged. If you would like to participate and are not currently a registered Eco-School, please contact the presenter at bishopk@nwf.org BEFORE registering.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bishop

Karen Bishop

Education Outreach Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation
Karen Bishop has been an Education Outreach Coordinator with the National Wildlife Federation for the past two years. Her current work focuses on helping schools to build and maintain pollinator habitat through NWF’s Monarch Heroes program. Karen works with 60 schools across Austin... Read More →
avatar for Anne Muller

Anne Muller

STEM Team, Austin ISD
Anne Muller is the Outdoor Learning Specialist for the Austin Independent School District. She works to connect children to nature through supporting the district curriculum, facilities use for green schoolyard features, professional development, field trips to the district demonstration... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 262

9:00am

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming Through Dell on Force, Motion, and Energy
Limited Capacity filling up

Funded through Dell, JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. Sample hands-on labs and digital resources from JASON’s physical science curricula best supporting force, motion, and energy and scientific investigation/reasoning/processes in grades 5,6,8, and ICP and Physics HS courses. Engineering design challenges and problem-based learning inspire students to dig deep into concepts while developing skills. JASON is a nonprofit organization that integrates the nation’s leading scientists into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Tuesday August 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 226

10:15am

Digital Books, Projects and Tools to Differentiate Instruction with myON
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, participants will learn how myON enhanced digital books can be used to differentiate instruction in Math and Science. myON personalized digital books are available to all PreK - 12 schools in Austin ISD. Teachers and students can log in to the resource using BLEND or going directly to the myON website. With more than 7,800 digital books indexed by topic, discipline and TEKS, teachers and students can connect digital books and literacy into math and science content. Learn how to create projects linked to Science and Math TEKS with embedded assessments and PBL extensions. Participants will be able to access the resource from their laptop or mobile device and walk away with the tools and resources to create their own projects to support their units of instruction. To learn more about myON, visit www.myON.com or the Austin ISD resource site at http://tinyurl.com/myonaisd.

Speakers
avatar for John Costilla

John Costilla

Account Manager, myON
I represent myON in Texas. myON support a collective impact approach to closing the literacy gap by personalizing reading for ALL learners. Using any device, with or without Internet, students have access to more 6,000 enhanced digital books that are personalized for each learner... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 163

10:15am

Beyond Words: Teaching the Language of Mathematics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore engaging strategies and activities designed to help elementary students master the challenging and sometimes confusing vocabulary of math and science. Examples focus on mathematics, but ideas can be used in other content areas. Come ready to learn and play!

Speakers
avatar for Renee Dietrich

Renee Dietrich

Account Executive, Mentoring Minds
Renee Dietrich is an account executive with Mentoring Minds, working with schools in the Central Texas area. She assists teachers and administrators with finding the resources which meet campus goals, and provides product training for Mentoring Minds materials.


Tuesday August 1, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 202

12:30pm

Returning Users of Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math)
Limited Capacity filling up

You’ve used Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math) and know the basics of running the program. Your students journal, use live teacher support, and are motivated by the avatar, contests, and games. But you’d like to do more! Join the Imagine Math expert to learn how to pull reports for progress monitoring, create new pathways, design your own teacher-led motivation, and learn what’s new for the 2017-2018 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Lerma

Sonya Lerma

Customer Success Manager, Imagine Learning
I'm a former educator of 14 years who enjoys helping teachers leverage technology to improve the academic successes of their students. At Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math), we want to help teachers utilize our unique, adaptive program to improve the math achievements of their... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 204

12:30pm

Biomimicry and Science! Hands-on Curriculum for 7-12th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Join EcoRise staff, AISD science specialists, and AISD science teachers to explore a hands-on, TEKS-aligned biomimicry curriculum designed through a partnership between EcoRise, The Biomimicry Institute, and Austin ISD. Biomimicry and Science: Applying Nature’s Strategies is a suite of lessons that introduce students to eco-literacy and design innovation concepts through project-based learning and real-world applications. These lessons can be used to teach and reinforce core content in chemistry, physics, and biology, using striking examples from nature and bio-inspired design as a framework to capture student interest. We will review the lessons that are available to all AISD science teachers, experience a few lessons first-hand, and hear from AISD teachers who have used the lessons in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Randall

Abby Randall

Director of Programs, EcoRise
With more than 13 years of experience in the field of sustainability education, Abby Randall is passionate about inspiring teachers and students to ignite a new generation of green leaders. Born in London, England and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, Abby has spent the last decade... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 222

12:30pm

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming Through Dell on Life & Environmental Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Dell Funded- JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. Sample hands-on labs and digital resources from JASON Learning’s life & environmental sciences curricula best supporting watersheds, resource managment, organisms & environments, interdependence & interactions, impact of human activity on earth systems and scientific investigation/reasoning/processes. JASON is a nonprofit organization that integrates the nation’s leading scientists and their work into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging for students. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Tuesday August 1, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 226

1:45pm

Digital Books, Projects and Tools to Differentiate Instruction with myON
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, participants will learn how myON enhanced digital books can be used to differentiate instruction in Math and Science. myON personalized digital books are available to all PreK - 12 schools in Austin ISD. Teachers and students can log in to the resource using BLEND or going directly to the myON website. With more than 7,800 digital books indexed by topic, discipline and TEKS, teachers and students can connect digital books and literacy into math and science content. Learn how to create projects linked to Science and Math TEKS with embedded assessments and PBL extensions. Participants will be able to access the resource from their laptop or mobile device and walk away with the tools and resources to create their own projects to support their units of instruction. To learn more about myON, visit www.myON.com or the Austin ISD resource site at http://tinyurl.com/myonaisd.

Speakers
avatar for John Costilla

John Costilla

Account Manager, myON
I represent myON in Texas. myON support a collective impact approach to closing the literacy gap by personalizing reading for ALL learners. Using any device, with or without Internet, students have access to more 6,000 enhanced digital books that are personalized for each learner... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 163
 
Wednesday, August 2
 

9:00am

Five Ways to Make the Most of Practice with Multiple-Choice Questions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn five strategies to transform practice with multiple-choice questions into a rich learning experience to meet different student needs and encourage students to think more deeply. We will illustrate each strategy using released STAAR test items, because students benefit from instruction and practice in the format of the STAAR test.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 163

9:00am

Strategies for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Frustrated when students know the content but still miss the question? Maybe the question structure/wording/presentation is not familiar to them? Let's focus on a variety of strategies to help students experience 5th grade science content in multiple ways to be better equipped to decode unfamiliar questions. Come work collaboratively using manipulatives to experience the thinking involved when strategies such as cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, reading graphs, tables, and charts, generalizing from examples and non-examples, sequencing processes, making inferences from diagrams, creating analogies, etc. are used. Through modeling and working with the manipulative materials you will have ideas and resources for implementing these strategies all year.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWN 226

9:00am

STEMRangers - Citizen Action Science Night!
Limited Capacity seats available

Foster STEM citizenship! STEMrangers Science Night Curriculum is a mission to save and understand vital parts of our planet. Navigated by Philippe Cousteau, STEMrangers takes students, parents, teachers, and campuses on a guided journey to understand and find solutions to real-world STEM problems and help you find the tools to solve them across three events: recruitment, reconnaissance, and responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 268

9:00am

New Users to Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math)
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math) combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn and love math! Join the Imagine Math expert in a Getting Started session for teachers new to the program. How you start your students impacts the quality and quantity of work that your students will do in the program. This covers the how, why and when of student launching and the importance of a journaling action plan.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Lerma

Sonya Lerma

Customer Success Manager, Imagine Learning
I'm a former educator of 14 years who enjoys helping teachers leverage technology to improve the academic successes of their students. At Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math), we want to help teachers utilize our unique, adaptive program to improve the math achievements of their... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 363

9:00am

Supporting Children's Mathematical Thinking: Cognitively Guided Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores the informal strategies that young children use to solve simple computation problems involving addition and subtraction. The information presented is founded on pedagogical principals of Cognitively Guided Instruction, which is a research-based approach for supporting and developing children's efficient and robust strategies for solving problems that involve basic computation. Participants will review video vignettes that showcase children solving a variety of problem structures using a range of problem solving strategies, which begins with direct modeling and then progresses to more efficient mental counting strategies and eventual number fact retrieval. Participants will then discuss the requisite thinking and skill attainment the child used to solve the story problem presented in the video. The presenter will also review instructional strategies (e.g., games) for helping children attain numerical efficiency and problem solving acuity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Brian Mowry

Dr. Brian Mowry

Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, Frog Street Press
Dr. Brian Mowry has worked in the Austin Independent School District for 23 years. He taught bilingual pre kindergarten for nine years and bilingual kindergarten for two years. He has earned various awards, including Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years and was recently named... Read More →



Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 186 (Carter Auditorium)

9:00am

Problem-Based Learning Through Design Thinking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Transform any topic or TEKS into an engaging, student-driven learning experience using easy-to-implement PBL strategies! Presented by EcoRise, this hands-on session will explore how problem-based learning and design thinking can be used to develop student innovation and 21st century skills, all while teaching and reinforcing essential academic content. Teachers will work in teams to create effective driving questions and walk through the PBL process from identifying the problem to sharing the solution. Through facilitated dialogue, teachers will be given the opportunity to share successes, challenges, and fears relating to PBL, and all participants will walk away with a comprehensive facilitators guide and dozens of ready-to-use PBL strategies and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Richard W. Kincaid, M.S., M.Ed.

Richard W. Kincaid, M.S., M.Ed.

Chief Innovation Officer, EcoRise
Richard has extensive experience in campus and district leadership positions in three different public school districts in Texas, and brings with him a wealth of training and experience in the areas of instructional coaching, curriculum design and assessment, change leadership, and... Read More →
avatar for Abby Randall

Abby Randall

Director of Programs, EcoRise
With more than 13 years of experience in the field of sustainability education, Abby Randall is passionate about inspiring teachers and students to ignite a new generation of green leaders. Born in London, England and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, Abby has spent the last decade... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWS 361

10:15am

Naming Problems—A STAAR Test Problem-Solving Strategy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Naming problems helps students read word problems actively by giving them a concrete task: to identify (1) what is given and (2) what is asked for. Naming can help students see a problem’s larger structure, and how to move forward in solving it. Using STAAR test questions, we will model this problem-solving strategy and show multiple ways you can apply it in your classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 163

10:15am

What's Your Questioning Quotient?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Asking content questions all day but not sure if it is helping? Come learn some ways brain-based research has helped us recognize the type of questions we are asking and learn new strategies for ramping up the rigor. We'll do question sorting, use stems, prompts and response cards, learn the difference between active and passive questioning, and construct question wheels for student inquiry while making a mini-notebook of the strategies used during the session. The question is . . . what are you waiting for?

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 226

10:15am

EverFi: Critical Skills for 21st Century Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we use technology in the classroom to prepare students for the ever-changing world? Participants will learn about a library of online courses spanning a wide range of critical life skills that are provided to students (3rd-12th grade) at no cost. Courses cover skills and career exploration in field such as Financial Literacy, STEM, computer technology, and others. Attendees will leave ready to implement these user-friendly courses right away!

Speakers
avatar for Dakota Rubin

Dakota Rubin

Schools Manager, EverFi Inc.



Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 204

10:15am

NISE: Demystify STEM and Become a Certified STEM Teacher Leader
Limited Capacity filling up

When teachers transition from science alone to STEM in science many things change. The actions teachers select still meet the needs of their students, but now incorporate 21st Century skills, problem-solving, and the design practices of scientist and engineers. As you shift to STEM, why not earn a National Certificate for STEM Teaching? Come and learn how you can do it too!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes
avatar for Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Account Manager, Accelerate Learning: STEMscopes
I am Jamie Long and I am happy to serve Region 11 as your STEMscopes account manager! We have new features in STEMscopes and new products coming in time for the new 2017-2018 school year! Come see me about our new engineering program: DIVE-IN! Also, we have a new Science Night... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 268

12:30pm

DIVE-In Engineering - Create a MakerSpace in your Classroom!
Limited Capacity filling up

Having trouble finding ways to bridge the gap between the traditional engineering kits of today’s classrooms where students are simply told to build a standard product and lead students into a true Makerspace? See how its done - where your students experience a more flexible degree of freedom through the DIVE method. Deconstruct, Imitate, Vary and Explore. Join us and see what is all about!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWS 268

12:30pm

Mighty Manipulatives: Tools to Engage, Teach, Assess & Review
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you ready for your kids to be engaged in student-centered activities that challenge them to think at high levels and require them to use their academic vocabulary and organizational skills? Educational research since the 1990's has shown the effectiveness of using interactive manipulative resources in student-centered learning. Come experience examples of interactive group activities such as Tic-Tac-Toe, content relay races, clue card hunts, grab bags, concept maps, and more. Then discuss ways to process the learning through notebook reflections and foldables®. A variety of life, earth, and physical science topics will be used. You'll have models, ideas and resources for implementing these strategies all year.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Martin

Rosemary Martin

Owner/Developer, Supporting Science, Inc.
Owner/Consultant


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JBWN 226

12:30pm

Returning Users of Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math)
Limited Capacity seats available

You’ve used Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math) and know the basics of running the program. Your students journal, use live teacher support, and are motivated by the avatar, contests, and games. But you’d like to do more! Join the Imagine Math expert to learn how to pull reports for progress monitoring, create new pathways, design your own teacher-led motivation, and learn what’s new for the 2017-2018 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Lerma

Sonya Lerma

Customer Success Manager, Imagine Learning
I'm a former educator of 14 years who enjoys helping teachers leverage technology to improve the academic successes of their students. At Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math), we want to help teachers utilize our unique, adaptive program to improve the math achievements of their... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 363

12:30pm

Problem-Based Learning Through Design Thinking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Transform any topic or TEKS into an engaging, student-driven learning experience using easy-to-implement PBL strategies! Presented by EcoRise, this hands-on session will explore how problem-based learning and design thinking can be used to develop student innovation and 21st century skills, all while teaching and reinforcing essential academic content. Teachers will work in teams to create effective driving questions and walk through the PBL process from identifying the problem to sharing the solution. Through facilitated dialogue, teachers will be given the opportunity to share successes, challenges, and fears relating to PBL, and all participants will walk away with a comprehensive facilitators guide and dozens of ready-to-use PBL strategies and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Richard W. Kincaid, M.S., M.Ed.

Richard W. Kincaid, M.S., M.Ed.

Chief Innovation Officer, EcoRise
Richard has extensive experience in campus and district leadership positions in three different public school districts in Texas, and brings with him a wealth of training and experience in the areas of instructional coaching, curriculum design and assessment, change leadership, and... Read More →
avatar for Abby Randall

Abby Randall

Director of Programs, EcoRise
With more than 13 years of experience in the field of sustainability education, Abby Randall is passionate about inspiring teachers and students to ignite a new generation of green leaders. Born in London, England and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, Abby has spent the last decade... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 361

12:30pm

JASON Learning – Engaging, Free STEM Programming on Earth & Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a sampling of hands-on labs and digital resources from JASON Learning’s earth sciences curricula focused on weather, climate, and geology. Funded by Dell, JASON Learning is providing award-winning, Free STEM programming to Austin, Bastrop, Del Valle, Georgetown, Hays Consolidated, Lago Vista, Leander, Pflugerville, and Round Rock ISDs. Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard after locating the RMS Titanic, JASON Learning is a nonprofit organization that integrates the nation’s leading scientists and their work into every curricular component, highlighting real-world phenomena and application, making STEM relevant and engaging for students. This session will introduce participants to the host of programming being offered, from digital resources, hands-on, inquiry labs, games, videos to live, STEM role model events, Dell-sponsored hackathons, and field opportunities. Laptops recommended but not required.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Freund

Paula Freund

JASON Learning
AO

Amy O'Neal

JASON Learning


Wednesday August 2, 2017 12:30pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 222

1:45pm

ELLs in STEM Classrooms - Research-Based Strategies for a Fun STEM Class!
Limited Capacity filling up

Are your Grade 3-5 ELL students struggling in Science? Are you searching for an easy way to help these students? We can help you! With research-based Best Practices at your fingertips, you can differentiate for ALL students in your classroom while ensuring that your students are mastering all of their grade-level Science Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills. You will love how you will focus on helping your students with data without adding more to your already hectic day, and you will walk away with strategies to use in your classroom right away. Please sign up in advance for materials/supplies. We can't wait to see you!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Talley

Terry Talley

STEM Scopes
National STEM Manager, STEMscopes


Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 268

1:45pm

Modeling (not Memorizing) Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use manipulatives to show students why procedures work for multiplying and dividing integers and fractions. Demonstrate why fractions get smaller when multiplied. Show why “invert and multiply” works. Remove the mystery from standard multiplication and division procedures by helping students visualize why procedures work for integers.

Speakers

Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWN 202

1:45pm

Newton’s Three Laws—the Most Tested Grade 8 Science TEKS
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a former Physics and Grade 8 Science teacher to “investigate and describe“ Newton's three laws of motion-- the most tested TEKS on the STAAR Grade 8 Science test. Participate in demonstrations and thought activities you can use with your students. Explore common student misconceptions along with real-world applications that clarify how Newtons’ 3 laws are simple, but NOT easy! We will end with a review of related released STAAR test questions. . .to make sure we understand what students need to know. Intended for 8th grade teachers.

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Wednesday August 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
JBWS 261
 
Thursday, August 3
 

9:00am

Accessing TX GoMath Digital Resources in BLEND
Take a deeper dive into navigating the digital resources available with TX GoMath. Utilize these resources for core instruction as well as differentiation. Please bring your own device to follow along with the presentation.

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Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 186 (Carter Auditorium)

9:00am

Digital Books, Projects and Tools to Differentiate Instruction with myON
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, participants will learn how myON enhanced digital books can be used to differentiate instruction in Math and Science. myON personalized digital books are available to all PreK - 12 schools in Austin ISD. Teachers and students can log in to the resource using BLEND or going directly to the myON website. With more than 7,800 digital books indexed by topic, discipline and TEKS, teachers and students can connect digital books and literacy into math and science content. Learn how to create projects linked to Science and Math TEKS with embedded assessments and PBL extensions. Participants will be able to access the resource from their laptop or mobile device and walk away with the tools and resources to create their own projects to support their units of instruction. To learn more about myON, visit www.myON.com or the Austin ISD resource site at http://tinyurl.com/myonaisd.

Speakers
avatar for John Costilla

John Costilla

Account Manager, myON
I represent myON in Texas. myON support a collective impact approach to closing the literacy gap by personalizing reading for ALL learners. Using any device, with or without Internet, students have access to more 6,000 enhanced digital books that are personalized for each learner... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
JBWS 163

9:00am

Storytelling with Automata
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop, participants will make a simple mechanical toy, or automaton, by using readily available materials such as cardboard, bamboo skewers, straws, and foam board. The automaton will then be used as a platform to tell a story as participants use a variety of materials to create a moving story automated by the toy mechanics. This simple project can be built upon to create a variety of movements that can be tied into several STEM related content including simple machines, mechanical advantage, energy, and Newton’s laws. 

 The model created in the workshop is a basic introduction to the wide world of automata. Additionally, the workshop provides a perfect example of how STEM related activities can be tied to literacy and other non-science related content for a true interdisciplinary lesson. Ancient automata were readily seen in ancient Greece as well as other ancient and modern cultures, and many times lead to the understanding and development of more elaborate inventions and machines that greatly impacted human society.


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avatar for J.E. Johnson

J.E. Johnson

Co-Founder, Maker Ready


Thursday August 3, 2017 9:00am - 11:15am
JBWN 206

10:15am

Accessing HMH ScienceFusion Digital Resources in BLEND
Take a deeper dive into navigating the digital resources available with HMH ScienceFusion. Utilize these resources for core instruction as well as differentiation. Please bring your own device to follow along with the presentation.

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Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWS 186 (Carter Auditorium)

10:15am

Beyond Words: Teaching the Language of Mathematics
Limited Capacity full
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Explore engaging strategies and activities designed to help elementary students master the challenging and sometimes confusing vocabulary of math and science. Examples focus on mathematics, but ideas can be used in other content areas. Come ready to learn and play!

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avatar for Renee Dietrich

Renee Dietrich

Account Executive, Mentoring Minds
Renee Dietrich is an account executive with Mentoring Minds, working with schools in the Central Texas area. She assists teachers and administrators with finding the resources which meet campus goals, and provides product training for Mentoring Minds materials.


Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
JBWN 202