BISD LEARNING CONFERENCE

Fall 2016

Pictures from the Conference

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Session Audience Recommendations

E=Elementary, S=Secondary, A=Admin/Central Office
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Share Your Amazing Stories with Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

8:00-9:50 - Room 303 - Presentation Materials

11:00-11:50 - Room 303 - Presentation Materials

Learn how to use these social media platforms to: celebrate your greatness, involve parents, allow students to champion and share their learning. See examples from schools, departments, and classrooms.E,S,A (Brittany Smith)

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Schoolwires "Super Website Skills"

8:00-8:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

9:00-9:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

10:00-10:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

11:00-11:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

Come “Super-ize” your Schoolwires Skills and learn what you need to update your site and elevate it to a new level for 16-17! Be a Super-Hero and create a powerful website for your students and parents. E,S,A (Michelle DoPorto)

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Student-centered and Social Learning with Flocabulary

8:00-8:50 - Room 316 - Presentation Materials

Flocabulary helps students master academic content while building core literacy skills through engagement, mastery and student creativity. Learn how to incorporate BISD’s K-12 subscription of Flocabulary and its ever-growing library of songs, videos, and activities for online learning. See how educational rap and hip-hop music and video can be used to engage students and increase achievement. E,S (Jennifer Canizares,Teresa Lawson)

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Soar in Science: Authentic Student Tasks to in STEMScopes

8:00-8:50 - Room 501 - Presentation Materials

Incorporate engaging, exploratory, and hands-on activities into science lessons. Instead of "old school" teaching techniques that heavily utilize boring science books and comprehension questions, this curriculum provPides teachers with fully prepared lessons that allow students to be more engaged and play active roles in their learning. This curriculum is truly at the heart of constructivist teaching and transforms your classroom into a student-lead environment. E (Brenda Swirczynski)

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Personalized Perfection: Blended Learning Station Rotations

8:00-8:50 - Room 901 - Presentation Materials

Come explore the station rotation model of blended learning and see how teachers are already using it in BISD to increase personalized learning. Experience the cycle of station learning and reflect together about how it might look in your classroom. S (Tosh McGaughy)

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Increase Student Learning! Get “Go-ing” with Google Slides

8:00-8:50 - Room 506 - Presentation Materials

Google Slides are easy to learn, simple to share, and are great tools for learning/demonstrating learning. We will explore many ways you can get go-ing with Google Slides in your classroom and share a few of our favorite Google Slides tips & tricks!

E,S,A (Toni Hylander)

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Personalized Professional Learning - Poster Sessions

ALL MORNING - Omni Room

Experience an hour of professional learning with a personalized structure. Personalized learning allows for the customization of learning path, pace, and environment to individual strengths, needs, and interests. Personalized learning empowers learners to take ownership of their education. Register for this session and spend an hour in the Omni Room, choose from 20+ topics, self-direct your learning path and pace, and collaborate with others. A Digital Learning Specialist will be available for small group instruction or one-on-one tutorials, as needed. Some of the poster sessions that will be available to choose from: apps and ideas for creating, designing, publishing for authentic and engaged learning, digital formative assessment options, data driven instruction, easy video creation with a DIY green screen and iPad app, awesome online resources available from the elementary and secondary library, increasing literacy with Newslea, and much more!

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Project Innovate: BISD Teachers and Staff Use Mobile Technology for Teaching and Learning

8:00-9:50 - Room 314 - Presentation Materials

Receive your BISD Project Innovate iPad and learn how to use it to power-up your teaching and learning. E,S,A (Michael Hanson)

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Personalize and and Blend with Google Classroom LMS

8:00-9:50 - Room 611 - Presentation Materials

Google Classroom is a powerful, free, web-based learning management system that allows teachers to easily share resources, announcements, and assignments, collect work, and track student progress. E,S (Jeff Samuelson)

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Schoolwires "Super Website Skills"

8:00-8:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

9:00-9:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

10:00-10:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

11:00-11:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

Come “Super-ize” your Schoolwires Skills and learn what you need to update your site and elevate it to a new level for 16-17! Be a Super-Hero and create a powerful website for your students and parents. E,S,A (Michelle DoPorto)

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From Best Practice to Next Practice: T-TESS Tips for Teaching and Learning

9:00-9:50 - Room 303 - Presentation Materials

The new T-TESS model is a game changer - a whole new way to think about professional learning and teacher evaluation. This tool is tailored to help us take steps toward a new vision of teaching and learning that moves us from best-practices to next-practices. Join us to dive into the rubric and get hands-on as we discover the world of student-centered next-practices! E,S,A (Crysten Caviness)

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Authentic Writing with KidBlog

9:00-9:50 - Room 316 - Presentation Materials

Kidblog gives students’ writing a meaningful purpose. Having students blog is also incredibly powerful, as it gives them an authentic reason to consider (relatively) long-form writing, and offers them the chance of an instant, authentic audience. Teachers will learn how to integrate within the Reading Workshop as well as the Writing Workshop. E (Jennifer Canizares, Teresa Lawson)

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Using Your Star360 Screener Data - the Sky's the Limit!

9:00-9:50 - Room 501 - Presentation Materials

How can you use the STAR360 data to personalize learning for your students? Come learn about the different ways you can access your reading and math screener data in STAR360. We will explore several reports and then participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding STAR360. E,S (Brenda Mesa, Ann-Marie Trammell)

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Magic Projection and Increased Student Interaction using Reflector

9:00-9:50 - Room 506 - Presentation Materials

It's not really magic, but it's close! Come explore how this tool will allow you and your students to wirelessly project from your mobile device and your computer. Increase student interaction and collaboration. Experience different uses - including recording your screen - in the classroom and see how innovative BISD teachers are already using this feature to promote collaboration and engagement.E,S (Tosh McGaughy)

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The Future of Learning, a Discussion with BISD Instructional Leader

9:00-9:50 - Room 901 - Presentation Materials

An opportunity to be a part of a discussion with BISD Technology, Teaching, and Learning Leaders about learning trends such as: personalized/blended learning, data-driven instruction, competency-based/mastery-based learning, interdisciplinary learning, STEM/STEAM, new literacy, and more. E,S,A (Randy Sumrall - Executive Director, Technology)

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Meet & Tweet POP-UP Session

9:00-9:50 - Seating area outside the Theater Ticket Box

Twitter chats are one of the best ways for educators to connect with other educators, exchange and debate ideas, ask for help and provide assistance, find new resources and take action. For those new to Twitter chats: come to this session and learn how to join and actually participate in a live chat together with lots of support. It's Guided Practice and the Gradual Release Model at its finest. E,S,A (Rashel Larson)

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Step into STEM and STEAM with the BISD Makerspace Model

9:00-9:50 - Room 905 - Presentation Materials

Explore how to improve Makerspace design, connecting activities to curriculum content to improve student engagement and empower learners of all ages. Discuss how to use Makerspace workstations in innovative ways through project based learning. E,S,A (Jennifer R Miller)

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Personalized Professional Learning - Poster Sessions

ALL MORNING - Omni Room

Experience an hour of professional learning with a personalized structure. Personalized learning allows for the customization of learning path, pace, and environment to individual strengths, needs, and interests. Personalized learning empowers learners to take ownership of their education. Register for this session and spend an hour in the Omni Room, choose from 20+ topics, self-direct your learning path and pace, and collaborate with others. A Digital Learning Specialist will be available for small group instruction or one-on-one tutorials, as needed. Some of the poster sessions that will be available to choose from: apps and ideas for creating, designing, publishing for authentic and engaged learning, digital formative assessment options, data driven instruction, easy video creation with a DIY green screen and iPad app, awesome online resources available from the elementary and secondary library, increasing literacy with Newslea, and much more!

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Schoolwires "Super Website Skills"

8:00-8:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

9:00-9:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

10:00-10:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

11:00-11:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

Come “Super-ize” your Schoolwires Skills and learn what you need to update your site and elevate it to a new level for 16-17! Be a Super-Hero and create a powerful website for your students and parents. E,S,A (Michelle DoPorto)

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Self-Directed Learning For the COOL Educator

10:00-10:50 - Room 303 - Presentation Materials

In Birdville ISD, we are getting COOL as we become Creators of Our Own Learning. Come learn about the opportunities to self-direct your own professional learning as you set out on an authentic journey of personalized professional growth. E,S,A ( Crysten Caviness)

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The Stars are Within Reach: STAR360 Compass Learning Pathways

10:00-10:50 - Room 501 - Presentation Materials

Learn best practices to support students as they set and meet their goals to complete personalized learning paths. These personalized pathways are automatically created for each student after completing the STAR360 screener and are designed to fill in gaps and strengthen skills needed for mastery.S (Grades 6-10) (Karen Teeters,Brenda Mesa)

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Just in Time: Time-Saving Tips for Administrators

10:00-10:50 - Room 316 - Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3

Administrators and Central Office staff: Come and learn some time-saving tips and tricks. See examples and ideas from other BISD administrators. A (Jaimie Smith, David Hamiltong)

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Super Secondary Online Resources That You May Not Know About

10:00-10:50 - Room 506 - Presentation Materials

Did you know that your library provides some amazing online resources (for every content area) that you can use for classroom instruction and students can use to boost their learning? It's true! There are resources for research, databases, primary sources, maps, bibliography help, managing money, opposing viewpoints, health and wellness, and everything in between. Come to this session to learn about and explore these resources. You and your students will be using them right away. S (Angi Magana, Lori Caruthers, Melanie Wai)

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Personalized Professional Learning - Poster Sessions

ALL MORNING - Omni Room

Experience an hour of professional learning with a personalized structure. Personalized learning allows for the customization of learning path, pace, and environment to individual strengths, needs, and interests. Personalized learning empowers learners to take ownership of their education. Register for this session and spend an hour in the Omni Room, choose from 20+ topics, self-direct your learning path and pace, and collaborate with others. A Digital Learning Specialist will be available for small group instruction or one-on-one tutorials, as needed. Some of the poster sessions that will be available to choose from: apps and ideas for creating, designing, publishing for authentic and engaged learning, digital formative assessment options, data driven instruction, easy video creation with a DIY green screen and iPad app, awesome online resources available from the elementary and secondary library, increasing literacy with Newslea, and much more!

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Flipped Learning - the What, Why, and the How

10:00-11:50 - Room 314 - Presentation Materials

What is Flipped Learning and why is it an effective personalized and blended learning practice? Come to this 2-hour session to find out and learn how to create a flipped learning lesson on any device. E,S (Jennifer R. Miller)

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Exemplify the Foundations of the Learning Platform with Your SMART Board

10:00-11:50 - Room 611 - Presentation Materials

How can you and your students use a SMART Board to increase student achievement? Get started designing learning experiences that will do just that in this session. E,S (Jeff Samuelson)

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Engaging and Aligned Elementary Workstations

10:00-11:50 - Room 905 - Presentation Materials

The creation of engaging workstations that are aligned to focused instruction increases the level of communication and collaboration in your classroom no matter the content area. Teachers will see how to plan for student learning and create engaging workstations that utilize a variety of digital resources. E (Jennifer Canizares,Toni Hylander)

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Schoolwires "Super Website Skills"

8:00-8:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

9:00-9:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

10:00-10:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

11:00-11:50 - Room 304 - Presentation Materials

Come “Super-ize” your Schoolwires Skills and learn what you need to update your site and elevate it to a new level for 16-17! Be a Super-Hero and create a powerful website for your students and parents. E,S,A (Michelle DoPorto)

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Share Your Amazing Stories with Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

8:00-9:50 - Room 303 - Presentation Materials

11:00-11:50 - Room 303 - Presentation Materials

Learn how to use these social media platforms to: celebrate your greatness, involve parents, allow students to champion and share their learning. See examples from schools, departments, and classrooms.E,S,A (Brittany Smith)

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Flexible Flipping: Strategies and Processes for Flipping Faculty Meetings and PLCs

11:00-11:50 - Room 506 - Presentation Materials

The one thing that we all need more of and can’t find enough of is TIME. Come explore different options for “flipping” all that information you have to share but just can’t find the time. Resources, strategies, and processes will be modeled and shared, so that you will leave with a toolkit of flexible flipping options. A (Tosh McGaughy)

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Clone Yourself for Personalized Student-Centered Learning

11:00-11:50 - Room 316 - Presentation Materials

See how two teachers incorporate flipped learning video to virtually clone themselves as a teacher in their classrooms. Find out how to use this cloning method paired with interactive activities in a classroom independent station. See the power as this practice frees up the "real" teacher to work with another small group of students. E,S (Jennie Bridger, Jennifer Wasserman)

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Personalized Professional Learning - Poster Sessions

ALL MORNING - Omni Room

Experience an hour of professional learning with a personalized structure. Personalized learning allows for the customization of learning path, pace, and environment to individual strengths, needs, and interests. Personalized learning empowers learners to take ownership of their education. Register for this session and spend an hour in the Omni Room, choose from 20+ topics, self-direct your learning path and pace, and collaborate with others. A Digital Learning Specialist will be available for small group instruction or one-on-one tutorials, as needed. Some of the poster sessions that will be available to choose from: apps and ideas for creating, designing, publishing for authentic and engaged learning, digital formative assessment options, data driven instruction, easy video creation with a DIY green screen and iPad app, awesome online resources available from the elementary and secondary library, increasing literacy with Newslea, and much more!

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BCTAL Classroom Map

It isn't Google Maps, but it will help get you there! Click to access the BCTAL Classroom Map.

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2016 BISD FALL LEARNING CONFERENCE

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 8am-12pm

7020 Mid Cities Boulevard

North Richland Hills, TX

Limited parking in the front.

Conference parking - South East side of the building.