Timberview Learning Conference

Fall 2013

TMS Learning Conference

Friday, Nov. 8th 2013 at 8am

10300 Old Denton Rd

Fort Worth, TX

Session Descriptions and Offerings:

8:10 - 8:40 Cafeteria - Welcome/Game/Brochure

8:45 - 9:15 AM Session 1

9:20 - 9:50 AM Session 2

9:50 - 10:00 Restroom Break

10:00 - 10:30 AM Session 3

10:35 - 11:05 Debrief about sessions


11:05 - 12:35 LUNCH (On your OWN)


12:35 - 12:45 Restroom Break

12:45 - 1:15 PM Session 1

1:20 - 1:50 PM Session 2

1:55 - 2:05 Restroom Break

2:05 - 2:35 PM Session 3

2:40 - 3:30 Debrief about Sessions



Pick 3 AM Sessions from BELOW to attend


Blendspace-Jonathan Bates and Sarah Riley (AM-M113)

We will be discussing how to use the Blendspace app to organize lessons, monitor student progress in real time, flip your classrooms, and assign and monitor group projects. Please bring your laptop so you can experience it for yourself as we present.



Screencast-Randy Bruton (AM-C103)

Learn what screen-casts are and how you can use them in the classroom. Includes learning what software to use, as well as tips and tricks to making a screen-cast.




Tapestry-Marisa Galt (AM-C102A)Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your favorite device.

For readers and creators alike.. Tapestry allows readers and authors make meaningful connections through a device and a story and help craft one as well.

Please bring your laptop for this session.




Successful parent meetings/flexing your schedule- Jayme Weatherly/ Susan Langford (AM-M118) Meetings 101: Want to learn about conducting successful parent conferences and team meetings? Then we have got some tips and tricks to share with you!



Weebly-Grant Simpson (AM-I108)

Why Weebly? Weebly is an easy drag and drop website creator that not only gives you a simple, stylish web presence, but also allows for student accounts, blog access, online parking lots and much more.



Classroom Management- Bethni Lown (AM-Library) Managing chaos through creativity.



Strategic Innovation Cafe( World Cafe Model) - Method for participants to explore strategies by discussing in small table groups. Discussion will be held in multiple rounds discussing strategies for RTL, Higher level thinking, Assessment, SPED, and CTI.

Natalie Nash, Heather Thompson, Shanna Gerberding, Sydney Bramer, Patsi Cassidy, and Isabel Domnech- (Cafeteria)

***This session is offered during AM Session 3 ONLY***







Pick 3 PM Sessions from BELOW to attend


RAFT- Angie Pollock (PM-M118) Learn how to differentiate for your students through this strategic writing tool for all content areas!!



Wix/Student Portfolio-Carrie Jackson (PM-C103)

Come check out Wix web sites, an easy and nice-looking way to create a student or professional portfolio!

We’ll give a quick overview of what Wix can do, and then point you to a few basic “how-to” items to help you get started.



Google Basic-Jennifer Dye (PM-I204)

Google 101- Learn the basics on how to use it in the classroom for students and teachers.



Google Advanced-David Wright (PM-C102A)

If we don't blow your mind, we'll buy you lunch! This session focuses on using Google Apps and Extensions to make your job easier! Google is way more than a search engine and some office tools. Come to the session with Chrome downloaded on your laptop, and be prepared to be inspired! (Need help installing Chrome, let me know!)


Green screen-Susan Cosby (PM-I108):Tips on using the green screen to make your films pop! Get a student's perspective on how they have used the green screens in projects. A how-to video has been created by our wonderful students to guide you and your student to fabulous film making.




Blendspace-Jonathan Bates and Sarah Riley (AM-M113)

We will be discussing how to use the Blendspace app to organize lessons, monitor student progress in real time, flip your classrooms, and assign and monitor group projects. Please bring your laptop so you can experience it for yourself as we present.




Strategic Innovation Cafe( World Cafe Model) - Method for participants to explore strategies by discussing in small table groups. Discussion will be held in multiple rounds discussing strategies for RTL, Higher level thinking, Assessment, SPED, and CTI.

Natalie Nash, Heather Thompson, Shanna Gerberding, Sydney Bramer, Patsi Cassidy, and Isabel Domnech- (Cafeteria)

***This session is offered during PM Session 3 ONLY***