#LISDCIC 2015-2016

February 1 - 2, 2016

To access full schedule of sessions, please click on link below:

Monday, February 1

Don't forget to TWEET your learning! #LISDCIC

When looking for sessions, keep these things in mind...

  • Our campus problem statement: At least 53% of students reading below grade level in grades K-5 make more than a year's growth in reading as measured by DRA/EDL.
  • Are there parts of my instructional day I want to improve on?
  • What do my students need?


8:15 - 9:30

  • Engaging Student Response Tools That Drive Instruction
  • Improving the Elementary Assessment Process
  • What's Best for Kids? Making PLCs Word For You
  • Never Finished Learning: Data Binders Made Easy
  • Notice and Note for Non-Fiction - Heather Bennett/Ruth-Ann Johnson
  • Enhancing Student Comprehension
  • Got Questions? Lead the Way Through Quality Questioning
  • Moving Beyond the "I Wonders"
  • C.C.E. = S.T.E.M. + P.B.L. = FUN!
  • Setting Up Systems for Quality Classroom Instruction
  • Bridges Differentiation and Challenge
  • Differentiation in the Kinder Math Class
  • Guided Reading Gurus
  • Bring on the Books! - Donalyn Miller
  • Cooperative Learning and Student Discourse - Teresa Duran
  • Continuous Improvement Tools for Those Without Classrooms - David Langford

8:15 - 11:00

  • The Role of Discourse: Affecting Student Learning Behaviors - David Molina
  • MakerSpace - Hands on Learning - Colleen Graves
  • Primary Patterns of Power: Explorations of Invitational Grammar and Editing Grades 1-3 - Jeff Anderson

9:45 - 11:00

  • The Power of Expectations: How Our Beliefs Affect Student Achievement
  • Improve your PLCs Using Continuous Improvement Tools - David Langford
  • Mindset Matters
  • Get Your Game On: Making Your Class Engaging Through Game-Based Learning
  • Go Noodle 101 - Brain Energizers
  • Little Fingers, Growing Minds, Big Learning: Part 1
  • Innovative Learning with Studies Weekly
  • Bridges in Mathematics: How to Use the Intervention Volumes
  • Add-Ons for Google Forms and Sheets
  • Watch How We Grow in Writing
  • Genius Hour with Keynote Angela Maiers
  • Conferring With Readers: Finding Focus - Donalyn Miller
  • Cooperative Learning and Student Discourse - Teresa Duran
  • Strengthening Relationships with Circles - Burton, Betancourt, Conly, Gonzaba, Hillary, Shine, Silva, Smith, Stokes, White

11:00 - 12:30

  • Lunch - A variety of local food trucks will be located in front of the Auditorium. There will not be shuttle service to 1890 Ranch or lunch served in the cafeteria.

12:45 - 2:00

  • Elementary Keynote: Mattering IS the Agenda: Angela Maiers

2:15 - 3:30

  • YCI: Why Continuous Improvement - David Langford
  • Google Classroom in ELA
  • Student Goal Setting - They Can Do It!
  • YouTube Can Do That?!
  • How to Survive with Daily 5
  • Every Book Can Be a Social Studies Book K-5
  • Teaching the Graphic NOvel
  • Mathematical Mindset: You are a Math Person!
  • Win That Grant Money!

Tuesday, February 2

8:15 - 9:30

  • How Can CI Tools Help Gather Feedback to Improve Learning - David Langford
  • Using Literature to Integrate Leadership in the K-5 Classroom
  • Notice and Note: Signposts for Fiction
  • Small Group Math Instruction with Bridges
  • Strategies for Struggling Learners
  • 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know - Jeff Anderson
  • Are You a Genius or a Genius Maker?

8:15 - 11:00

  • Voice and Choice: Fostering Reading Ownership - Donalyn Miller
  • What is Conscious Discipline?
  • Discourse and the Student Learning Behaviors: Planning and Implementation - David Molina
  • 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know - Jeff Anderson

9:45 - 11:00

  • How Can CI Tools Help Gather Feedback to Improve Learning - David Langford
  • 3rd Grade Pilot Report Card Support
  • Go Noodle Plus - Student Engagement Best Practice
  • Reading Workshop in the Dual Language Classroom
  • I Call Bingo! - Chromebooks 101
  • Student Learning Objectives
  • STAAR Writing: Focusing on Organization and Progression to Move Writers
  • Technology Tools for a Classroom Teacher
  • Top 10 Chrome Extensions
  • Using Augmented Reality in the Classroom

11:00 - 12:45

  • Lunch on Your Own

1:00 - 4:00

  • K-2, SRP, DLLS meet back at Bagdad to analyze TPRI Data and Group for Instruction
  • 3-5 and All Other Support Staff in the Auditorium (B100) for Donalyn Miller


Please use the tools below to analyze your TPRI data and group for instruction.

Heather Bennett, Instructional Coach @ Bagdad Elementary School

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