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#LCSPD15

Session 1 - 8:00-9:00

Walk this Way! Talk this Way! What Does Technology Integration Look Like?

As the instructional leaders in our schools, administrators set the tone and expectation for technology integration. You have to “talk the talk and walk the walk” to inspire growth. In this session administrators will increase their knowledge of effective DPI Walk throughs, reflective conversations about walk throughs, and how to implement personal technology growth plans.

Presenters: Cindy Wales

Target Audience: Administrators

(1 Hour Session)

Music Therapy

Participants will learn how music can be used for teaching various concepts not just music. All children and especially children with special needs learn better when we use multi sensory techniques. Using music can help children with developmental needs, enhance memory, develop social skills, and improve communication skills.

Presenter: Carla Durham

Target Audience: Music Teachers
(2 Hour Session)

College & Career Indicators

Participants will be provided an overview of the six indicators of readiness used to indicate student’s college and career ready status, routes to get them there, and how this is included in our Accountability.

Presenter: Tara Bachus

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades 7-12

(1 Hour session)

Navigating IEPs and 504 Plans for General Education Students

Participants will be provided legal implications of implementing IEPs and 504 plans as a general education teacher.

Presenter: Rod Lewis

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12 including Career Technical Teachers

(1 Hour session)

Formative Assessments Made Easy with Technology

Whether you work in a one-computer classroom, blended classroom with just a few devices, or a 1:1 classroom where every student has a device, this workshop will explore technologies and strategies to assist classroom teachers in meeting the needs of individual students.

Presenter: Dr. Barry Wiginton

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Fear Not! BYOD in the 7-12 Classroom

Give your students a purpose for using their personal technology devices in your classroom. Learn about using personal devices for formative assessment, research, collaboration, production, and publishing.

Presenters: Amanda Gibbs

Target Audience: 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

Stop! Collaborate! Listen! Grades 7-12

This interactive course will be used as a means of resources for teachers to begin the digital collaboration process. Collaboration can be set up from peer to peer or peer to teacher. As teachers work through this session, they will be introduced to multiple collaboration tools and identify areas that would best meet the needs of their classroom. Resources will be practical laptops, iPads and cell phones.

Presenter: Casie Barksdale

Target Audience: 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

Performance Series for the Classroom Teacher

Description: Giving the Scantron Performance Series test 3 times a year provides the classroom teacher, school, and district with information to guide instruction. This session will guide the classroom teacher through accessing classroom scores, communicating scores with students, and how to determine next steps based on the data.

Presenter: Dr. Emily Carter

Target Audience: All

(1 Hour Session)

Gathering Data Using Google Forms

Learn how to create Google forms to quickly gather information from teachers and/or students. Data gathered will be automatically imported into a Google sheet.

Presenter: Wendy Henderson

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Adaptive PE

Participants will be provided with many ways to meet the needs of students with disabilities during physical education time to ensure equal access.

Presenter: Nancy Barksdale

Target Audience: PE Teachers for grades K-12

(1 Hour Session)

What's New with the Middle School Science Standards?

Description: This session will take a focused look at the proposed science standards for grades 6-8, as well as an introduction to the document on which they were based: The Framework for K-12 Science Education. The three dimensions of the standards, as well as the progressions for each dimension, will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the Scientific and Engineering Practices.

Presenter: Dennis Engle (AMSTI)

Target Audience: middle school science teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Middle School Math

Participants will engage in tasks that align with standards in the Ratio and Proportion domain for grades 6-7 and the Functions domain for grade 8. Participants will also identify the level of the tasks based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge, learn how to create DOK 3 tasks, and define student mastery for the tasks.

Presenter: Becky Cornelius (AMSTI)

Target Audience: Math teachers 6-8

(1 Hour Session)

Middle School English Language Arts: Writing--A Superpower

Description: A fresh look at the Alabama College and Career Ready writing standards for English Language Arts in grades 6-8

Presenter: Wendy Burns (ARI)

Target Audience: Middle School ELA teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Introductory Session on TenMarks, a Math Practice Platform for Grades 1-8

TenMarks is a standards based, supplemental math program that is a tool for aiding in review and intervention. This workshop will include introductory information on how to use TenMarks successfully in your classroom.
Presenter: Emily Paschall
Target Audience: Grades 1-8
( 1 Hour Session)

Multi Sensory Lessons Grades K-3

This workshop will give you a quick overview of multisensory strategies and how to teach a lesson. The lesson will be broken down into multisensory drills that are connected and proven to work for dyslexic children as well as struggling readers. Phonogram cards for the entire phonics progression will be provided.
Presenters: Karen Brown and Tonia Wilburn
Target Audience: General Ed teachers K-3, Sp. Ed teachers K-6)
( 1 Hour Session)

Teaching the Standards Through Authentic Literature Grades K-5

Using Trade Books to teach the English Language Arts standards. We will model planning reading lessons on the standard and actually lessons will be shared with the participants.
Presenters: Mitzi Looney and Kim Scoggins
Target Audience: Grades K-5
(1 Hour Session)

You've Got This! Digital Content Grades K-5

An overview of digital content available to all LCS K-5 teachers through system purchased resources. We will discover resources, activities, lesson extensions, online assessments, and student data available through Wonders, GoMath, Studies Weekly, and Compass.

Presenter: Tammy Embry

Target Audience: K-5

(1 Hour Session)

Promethean Boards in the Pre-K Classroom

Let your students become actively engaged with the Promethean Board. Most teachers think that the interactive whiteboard is a teacher tool! Not anymore! Today you will gain insight on ways your students can independently use the Promethean Board.

Presenter: Michelle Mitchell

Target Audience: Pre-K Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Standards Based Organization, Teaching and Assessing for 1st Grade

This is a make and take session designed to help the first grade teacher with organization for standards-based instruction, how to provide instruction, and how to assess students. This session is also full of great technology applications.
Presenter: Kandye Jones
Target Audience: 1st Grade Teachers
(3 Hour Session)

Good, Better, and Best: Principal Feedback Skills

Description: This interactive session will help administrators refine their feedback skills by increasing their ability to identify high-quality essential questions, learning targets, and unit design.

Presenter: Dr. Shelley Vail-Smith

Target Audience: Administrators

(1 Hour Session)

Session 2 - 9:10 - 10:10

College And Career Ready Indicators Grades 6-12, CTC Instructos

Participants will be provided an overview of the six indicators of readiness used to indicate student’s college and career ready status, routes to get them there, and how this is included in our Accountability.

Presenter: Tara Bachus

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

Navigating the Legal Implications for IEPs/504s for General Education Teachers

Participants will be provided legal implications of implementing IEPs and 504 plans as a general education teacher.

Presenter: Rod Lewis

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12 including Career Technical Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Digital Passport Initiative and Library Media Specialists

This session will be helping Library Media Specialist become more familiar with the Digital Passport Initiative. They will gain knowledge of resources that they can use in their libraries for 21st Century Learning. We will be discussing students using AVL, Digital Passport, Research Skills, Wiki, and also Maker Spaces !!

Presenters: Starre Guffey

Target Audience: Library Media Specialists

(1 Hour Session)

Accountability

This informative session will go over Alabama's New ESEA Accountability Model, Alabama's Plan 2020 Accountability Model Indicators (A-F School/District Report Cards), and Focus School Exit Criteria.

Presenters: Allison Usery
Target Audience: Administrators and Counselors
(1 Hour Session)

SAMR for Administrators

Communication has taken on a whole new look for administrators with greater access to new technologies and the social media world. Learn how communicate and lead “Above the Line” as an administrator in this session.

Presenter: Dr. Karen Tucker

Audience: Administrators

(1 hr. Session)

Middle School Math

Participants will engage in tasks that align with standards in the Ratio and Proportion domain for grades 6-7 and the Functions domain for grade 8. Participants will also identify the level of the tasks based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge, learn how to create DOK 3 tasks, and define student mastery for the tasks.

Presenter: Becky Cornelius (AMSTI)

Target Audience: Math teachers 6-8

(1 Hour Session)

What's New with the Middle School Science Standards?

Description: This session will take a focused look at the proposed science standards for grades 6-8, as well as an introduction to the document on which they were based: The Framework for K-12 Science Education. The three dimensions of the standards, as well as the progressions for each dimension, will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the Scientific and Engineering Practices.

Presenter: Dennis Engle (AMSTI)

Target Audience: middle school science teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Middle School English Language Arts: Writing--A Superpower

Description: A fresh look at the Alabama College and Career Ready writing standards for English Language Arts in grades 6-8

Presenter: Wendy Burns (ARI)

Target Audience: Middle School ELA Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

So you want to be a Principal?

Explore the fast paced, exciting world of school administration. Gain a greater knowledge of the expectations of the job in addition to the qualities need to be a successful administrator. Also gain insight on how to structure your resume and prepare for getting that first administrative position or advancing to the next level of administration.

Presenter: Tommy Hunter

Target Audience: Aspiring and Current Administrators

(1 Hour Session)

Virtual Learning Through Edgenuity

In this professional development session, you will explore what learning is like for students completing a course in the online format of Edgenuity. You will learn how to manage students and courses, review and comment on student work, and use data on student engagement, progress, and achievement to help all students succeed. You will also work with your colleagues to explore key questions in program planning, such as how you will set up your program, motivate students, support students in learning how to learn online, and integrate reteaching into your program.

Presenter: Adrianne Bogans, Edgenuity Implementation Coach

Target Audience: Teachers 9-12, counselors, and ACCESS

(2 Hour Session)

Formative Assessments Made Easy with Technology

Whether you work in a one-computer classroom, blended classroom with just a few devices, or a 1:1 classroom where every student has a device, this workshop will explore technologies and strategies to assist classroom teachers in meeting the needs of individual students.

Presenter: Dr. Barry Wiginton

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Kuder - Alabama Career Planning System/Navigator Training Overview

This session will provide attendees with an overview of the Alabama Career Planning System (ACPS) and explain its use with middle school and high school students. They will have an opportunity to see career assessments; explore occupations; use the education plan. In addition, they will learn about exciting updates, various job search tools and features within the Administrative Database Management System (ADMS).

Presenter: Elizabeth Moore, Alabama Field Trainer

Target Audience: Career Preparedness Teachers and Counselors

(2 hour Session)

Stop! Collaborate! Listen! Grades 7-12

This interactive course will be used as a means of resources for teachers to begin the digital collaboration process. Collaboration can be set up from peer to peer or peer to teacher. As teachers work through this session, they will be introduced to multiple collaboration tools and identify areas that would best meet the needs of their classroom. Resources will be practical laptops, iPads and cell phones.

Presenter: Casie Barksdale

Target Audience: 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

Quality Physical Education

Training on the Alabama Physical Education Instructional Guide will assist physical educators in implementing the Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education. This document will further assist the development of a quality physical education program that will challenge students to enthusiastically incorporate physical activity as part of their daily routines for a lifetime. Sample and examples of instructional guidelines and best practices contained will also be covered.

Presenter: Nancy Ray, ALSDE Physical Education Specialist

Target Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers

(2 hour Session)

Fear NOT! BYOT in the 7-12 Classroom

Fear Not! BYOT in the 7-12 Classroom

Description: Give your students a purpose for using their personal technology devices in your classroom. Learn about using personal devices for formative assessment, research, collaboration, production, and publishing.

Presenters: Tammy Embry

Target Audience: 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

SAMR for Teachers

Are you above the line? This session will help teachers understand the stages of effective technology integration and assist them in choosing tools and strategies to teach “above the line”.

Presenters: Cindy Wales

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

MOODLE Learning Management System for All Teachers

Learn how Moodle will save you time and help you manage class activities. Provide links and resources to your students. With Moodle, students can turn in assignments digitally. Get instant feedback using Moodle quizzes. Moodle activities also include Forums, Journals, Lessons, Surveys, and more.

Presenters: Amanda Gibbs

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Using Moby Max to Meet Standards Grades K-8

This is an introductory session on Moby Max. Moby Max is an adaptive K-8 software that is standards based. Learn how to work with your roster, create groups, read data, and assign lessons.

Presenters: Rachael Wright

Target Audience: K-8 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Multi Sensory Lessons Grades K-3

This workshop will give you a quick overview of multisensory strategies and how to teach a lesson. The lesson will be broken down into multisensory drills that are connected and proven to work for dyslexic children as well as struggling readers. Phonogram cards for the entire phonics progression will be provided.
Presenters: Pam Hammock and Terry Clark
Target Audience: General Ed teachers K-3, Sp. Ed teachers K-6)
(1 Hour Session)

Leading a 1:1 School

This session will discuss an administrator's role in overseeing the digital passport initiative. Everything from sharing the vision, modeling technology and monitoring the integration will be covered.

Presenters: Randy Hamilton

Audience: Administrators

(1 hr. Session)

Mentoring Models

Description: A panel of area education leaders who have implemented student-mentoring programs in their schools will explain their programs, highlight their resources, and discuss their experiences.

Presenter: Dr. Emily Carter (facilitator)--(APs from Madison City, Florence City, Elkmont High School)

Target Audience: Administrators and Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood

This session will encompass easy steps for analyzing behavior, causes of behavior, environmental issues, and positive reinforcement strategies for young learners.
Presenter: Jessica Tyler
Target Audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten
(1 Hour Session)

Session 3 - 10:20 - 11:20

QR Codes in the Classroom

This session will give all teachers ideas on how to utilize QR Codes in the classroom to increase student achievement and engagement. Ideas for all grade levels will be discussed.

Presenter: Starre Guffey

Target Audience:

(1 Hour Session)

Managing the Technology Rich Classroom

How can I keep control of my classroom if they are all using different programs to meet the same standard? This session will give you ideas, tools, and management techniques to make the use of technology in the classroom effective.

Presenters: Rachael Wright

Target Audience: K-8

(1 Hour Session)

Teaching Middle School Math using Technology

This session will help mathematics teacher become more familiar with the BYOD/Digital Passport Initiative. Teachers will gain knowledge of technological resources that can be used in their classrooms to enhance their mathematical instruction and to promote student engagement.

Presenters: Donna Hargrove

Target Audience: 6 - 8 Math Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

High School English Language Arts: Writing--A Superpower

Title: High School ELA: Writing--A Superpower

Description: A fresh look at the Alabama College and Career Ready writing standards for English Language Arts in Grades 9-12

Presenter: Wendy Burns (ARI)

Target Audience: High School ELA Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

What's New with the High School Science Standards?

Description: This session will take a focused look at the proposed science standards for grades 9-12, as well as an introduction to the document on which they were based: The Framework for K-12 Science Education. The three dimensions of the standards, as well as the progressions for each dimension, will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the Scientific and Engineering Practices.

Presenter: Rochelle Biffle (AMSTI)

Target Audience: High School Science Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Accountability for Administrators

This informative session will go over Alabama's New ESEA Accountability Model, Alabama's Plan 2020 Accountability Model Indicators (A-F School/District Report Cards), and Focus School Exit Criteria.

Presenters: Allison Usery
Target Audience: Administrators and Counselors
(1 Hour Session)

Fear NOT! BYOD in the 7-12 Classroom

Give your students a purpose for using their personal technology devices in your classroom. Learn about using personal devices for formative assessment, research, collaboration, production, and publishing.

Presenters: Amanda Gibbs

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Using Google Docs in the 21st Century Classroom

Learn how to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other teachers and/or students in real-time. Need to collaborate with other teachers in the county? Use Google Docs. Need student collaboration in the classroom minus the chaos? Use Google Docs. Want to BYOD in your classroom? Use Google Docs.

Presenter: James Jones and Wendy Henderson

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Achievement Series for the Classroom Teacher

Description: How do you know if students have mastered standards in your classroom? Using Scantron Achievement Series can clearly provide insight into what students have mastered which standards that you have taught. This session will highlight the cycle of assessing students using Achievement Series, analyzing the results, and instructional next steps based on the data.

Presenter: Dr. Emily Carter

Target Audience: All

(1 Hour Session)

So you want to be an administrator?

Explore the fast paced, exciting world of school administration. Gain a greater knowledge of the expectations of the job in addition to the qualities need to be a successful administrator. Also gain insight on how to structure your resume and prepare for getting that first administrative position or advancing to the next level of administration.

Presenter: Tommy Hunter

Target Audience: Aspiring and Current Administrators

(1 Hour Session)

Quality Physical Education

Training on the Alabama Physical Education Instructional Guide will assist physical educators in implementing the Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education. This document will further assist the development of a quality physical education program that will challenge students to enthusiastically incorporate physical activity as part of their daily routines for a lifetime. Sample and examples of instructional guidelines and best practices contained will also be covered.

Presenter: Nancy Ray, ALSDE Physical Education Specialist

Target Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers

(2 Hour Session)

Music Therapy

Participants will learn how music can be used for teaching various concepts not just music. All children and especially children with special needs learn better when we use multi sensory techniques. Using music can help children with developmental needs, enhance memory, develop social skills, and improve communication skills.

Presenter: Carla Durham

Target Audience: PreK - 5

(1 Hour Session)

How to Launch, Manage and Sustain Writing Workshop for Grades K-2

This workshop is designed to help teachers understand how to go about creating a community of thoughtful writers that find joy in the writing process. It gives practical ideas on how to launch, manage and sustain a writing workshop that maintains an essential focus on the underlying mission of creating a secure, comfortable environment for children to learn more about themselves as writers and about the craft of writing. Join us as we prepare to help students celebrate their writing!
Presenters: Rhonda Hacker

Target Audience: K-2 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

You've Got This! Digital Content for K-5

An overview of digital content available to all LCS K-5 teachers through system purchased resources. We will discover resources, activities, lesson extensions, online assessments, and student data available through Wonders, GoMath, Studies Weekly, and Compass.

Presenter: Tammy Embry

Target Audience: K-5 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Flipping in the 1:1 Classroom Grades 3-6

We are in an environment where some believe that technology is simply used as a substitute for what they would otherwise do on paper (read, write, work on math problems), there is a much larger world of discovery and creativity now at your fingertips. This session will guide teachers with using their devices as a learning tool and discuss the levels of technology integration (at home and in the classroom). We will also discuss the benefits of differentiating learning throughout your classroom while using your device.

Presenter: Aundria Campbell

Target Audience: Teachers Grades 3-6

(1 Hour Session)

Navigating the Legal Implications for IEPs/504s for General Education Teachers

Participants will be provided legal implications of implementing IEPs and 504 plans as a general education teacher.

Presenter: Rod Lewis

Targeted Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12 including Career Technical Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Introductory Session on TenMarks, a Math Practice Platform for Grades 1-8

Introductory Session on TenMarks, a Math Practice Platform for Grades 1-8
Description: TenMarks is a standards based, supplemental math program that is a tool for aiding in review and intervention. This workshop will include introductory information on how to use TenMarks successfully in your classroom.
Presenter: Emily Paschall
Target Audience: Grades 1-8
(1 Hour Session)

Science for grades 3-5

This session will help you prepare for the new science standards

Presenter: Patti Maze

Target Audience: Grade 3-5

(1 Hour)

Session 4 - 12:30 - 1:30

English Language Learners and the Law

As our EL population continues to show growth, administrators and teachers are asking a variety of questions from, "What is the best placement for our EL student?" to "What are we required to do and are we doing it?" These are only a few of the many questions facing administrators and teachers. This session is designed to give you a knowledge base of the laws affecting English Learners and requirements to meet the expectations of the law.

Presenter: Dr. Joy Brown, Associate Professor of Secondary Education at the University of Alabama.

Audience: School level and system level administrators and staff (all grade levels), teacher of all grade levels.

(1 hr. Session)

SAMR for Teachers

Are you teaching above the line? This session will help teachers understand the stages of effective technology integration and assist them in choosing tools and strategies to teach “above the line”.

Presenters: Cindy Wales

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

So you want to be an aspiring administrator?

Explore the fast paced, exciting world of school administration. Gain a greater knowledge of the expectations of the job in addition to the qualities need to be a successful administrator. Also gain insight on how to structure your resume and prepare for getting that first administrative position or advancing to the next level of administration.

Presenter: Tommy Hunter

Target Audience: Aspiring and Current Administrators

(1 Hour Session)

Integrating Technology into the the ART Classroom

Explore using technology to help students understand the intended outcomes of art projects using Google images, Teacher Tube and websites like eternalegypt.org. Learn about using Weebly to share technology resources with students and teachers. Discuss ways to use technology to allow for student creativity.
Presenter: Janie Gover
Target Audience: Art Teachers
(1 Hour Session)

What's New with the High School Science Standards?

Description: This session will take a focused look at the proposed science standards for grades 9-12, as well as an introduction to the document on which they were based: The Framework for K-12 Science Education. The three dimensions of the standards, as well as the progressions for each dimension, will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the Scientific and Engineering Practices.

Presenter: Rochelle Biffle (AMSTI)

Target Audience: High School Science Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

High School Algebra

Participants will engage in tasks that align with standards in the Functions domain of Algebra. Participants will also identify the level of the tasks based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge, learn how to create DOK 3 tasks, and define student mastery for the tasks.

Presenter: Becky Cornelius (AMSTI)

Target Audience: Math/Algebra Teachers 8-12

(1 Hour Session)

Basic Principles of Multi Sensory Sp Ed

This workshop will give you a quick overview of multisensory strategies and how to teach a lesson. The lesson will be broken down into multisensory drills that are connected and proven to work for dyslexic children as well as struggling readers. Phonogram cards for the entire phonics progression will be provided.
Presenters: Karen Brown and Tonia Wilburn
Target Audience: General Ed teachers K-3, Sp. Ed teachers K-6)
(1 Hour Session)

Basic Principals of Multi-Sensory SP ED

Multisensory Education for the 6-12 student

Presenters: Karyn Webb

Target Audience: Sp. Ed. 6-12

(1 Hour Session)

Virtual Learning Through Edgenuity

In this professional development session, you will explore what learning is like for students completing a course in the online format of Edgenuity. You will learn how to manage students and courses, review and comment on student work, and use data on student engagement, progress, and achievement to help all students succeed. You will also work with your colleagues to explore key questions in program planning, such as how you will set up your program, motivate students, support students in learning how to learn online, and integrate reteaching into your program.

Presenter: Adrianne Bogans, Edgenuity Implementation Coach

Target Audience: Teachers 9-12, counselors, and ACCESS

(2 Hour Session)

Cool Tools for Classroom Teachers Grades 7-12

This session is to introduce teachers to cool tools that are available to use in the classroom. I have this wording from NATC. I’ll work on it.

Presenter: Casie Barksdale

Target Audience: 7-12 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

College and Career Ready Indicators Grades 6-12, CTC Instructors

Participants will be provided an overview of the six indicators of readiness used to indicate student’s college and career ready status, routes to get them there, and how this is included in our Accountability.

Presenter: Tara Bachus

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

Teaching Middle School Math with Technology

This session will help mathematics teacher become more familiar with the BYOD/Digital Passport Initiative. Teachers will gain knowledge of technological resources that can be used in their classrooms to enhance their mathematical instruction and to promote student engagement.

Presenters: Donna Hargrove

Target Audience: 6 - 8 Math Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Powering Up with Project Based Learning

This short but informative session on Project Based Learning will help the participants know the basic components of project lessons and the essential elements on how to get started building projects to use in the classroom. Actual projects used in the classroom and project resources will be shared with the participants.
Presenters: Missy Bailey and Candi Holt
Target Audience: Teachers in Grades 3-8
(2 Hour Session)

Moving to Learn

"How can the arts deepen student engagement with the curriculum? What makes movement meaningful? Join the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts for an innovative instructional experience involving music, dance, and movement to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Explore how the arts can become an important resource in your instructional tool box. Your students will love you for it!"

Presenter: Cathy Wright

Target Audience: All Teachers

(2 Hour Session)

Lesson Essential Questions

Participants will learn how to use the Alabama Insight Tool and the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels to develop Lesson Essential Questions for their grade/subject area.

Presenter: Rhonda Hilbert and Cheryl Greene
Target Audience: Pre-K-Grade 12 and new certified personnel to the district (this will count in place of one of your after school success mentoring meetings)
(2 Hour Session)

First Class Pre-K

This session will discuss developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), Art verses Craft, and other topics relevant in the pre-k classroom.
Presenters: Staff from The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
Target Audience: Pre-K (Required for OSR Lead and Auxiliary Teachers)

(2 Hour Session)

You've Got This! Digital Content for K-5

An overview of digital content available to all LCS K-5 teachers through system purchased resources. We will discover resources, activities, lesson extensions, online assessments, and student data available through Wonders, GoMath, Studies Weekly, and Compass.

Presenter: Tammy Embry

Target Audience: K-5 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

It's A Google World - Extend IT!

Think you know everything there is to know about Google? Come learn how Google Extensions and Apps are adding new functionality to what was once just a great search engine. Extend your use of Google Chrome with Google Extensions and Apps!

Note: Google Extensions do not work on the iPad or iPhone version of Chrome. This session is applicable for Chromebooks, MacBooks, or PC computers running the Chrome browser.

Presenter: Dr. Barry Wiginton

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Achievement Series and Formative Assessments

How do you know if students have mastered standards in your classroom? Using Scantron Achievement Series can clearly provide insight into what students have mastered which standards that you have taught. This session will highlight the cycle of assessing students using Achievement Series, analyzing the results, and instructional next steps based on the data.

Presenter: Dr. Emily Carter

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 hour Session)

Session 5 - 1:40 - 2:40

Managing the Technology Rich Classroom

How can I keep control of my classroom if they are all using different programs to meet the same standard? This session will give you ideas, tools, and management techniques to make the use of technology in the classroom effective.

Presenters: Rachael Wright

Target Audience: K-8 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Teaching Middle School Math with Technology

This session will help mathematics teacher become more familiar with the BYOD/Digital Passport Initiative. Teachers will gain knowledge of technological resources that can be used in their classrooms to enhance their mathematical instruction and to promote student engagement.

Presenters: Donna Hargrove

Target Audience: 6 - 8 Math Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Performance Series for Leadership Teams

Description: Giving the Scantron Performance Series test 3 times a year provides the classroom teacher, school, and district with valuable information to guide instruction, improvements, and initiatives. This session will help school leadership teams select appropriate reports, analyze relevant data, and troubleshoot obstacles for using this information in CIPs.

Presenter: Dr. Emily Carter

Target Audience: Leadership Teams

(1 hour Session)

MOODLE learning Management System

Learn how Moodle will save you time and help you manage class activities. Provide links and resources to your students. With Moodle, students can turn in assignments digitally. Get instant feedback using Moodle quizzes. Moodle activities also include Forums, Journals, Lessons, Surveys, and more.

Presenters: Amanda Gibbs

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Creative Physical Education Using Technology

Hear a message from fellow PE teacher about incorporating today’s music and technology in the PE environment. Leave with a video make and take that you can use with your PE classes.

Presenter: Barry Pugh and Jared Paschall

Target Audience: Physical Education Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

High School Geometry

Participants will engage in tasks that align with standards in the Congruence domain Geometry. Participants will also identify the level of the tasks based on Webb's Depth of Knowledge, learn how to create DOK 3 tasks, and define student mastery for the tasks.

Presenter: Becky Cornelius (AMSTI)

Target Audience: Math/Geometry Teachers 9-12

1 hour Session)

Teen Safe Driving Day

In this session Driver Education teachers will plan an educational day for students that focuses on safe driving. Discussions will include community partnerships and appropriate student activities and experiences on topics including texting and driving, drinking and driving, and other driving distractions.

Presenter: Velvet Black

Target Audience: Drivers Education Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Virtual Learning Through Edgenuity

In this professional development session, you will explore what learning is like for students completing a course in the online format of Edgenuity. You will learn how to manage students and courses, review and comment on student work, and use data on student engagement, progress, and achievement to help all students succeed. You will also work with your colleagues to explore key questions in program planning, such as how you will set up your program, motivate students, support students in learning how to learn online, and integrate reteaching into your program.

Presenter: Adrianne Bogans, Edgenuity Implementation Coach

Target Audience: Teachers 9-12, counselors, and ACCESS

(2 Hour Session)

College and Career Ready Indicators Grades 6-12, CTC Instructors

Participants will be provided an overview of the six indicators of readiness used to indicate student’s college and career ready status, routes to get them there, and how this is included in our Accountability.

Presenter: Tara Bachus

Target Audience: Teachers in Grades 7-12

(1 Hour Session)

Multi-Sensory Lessons Grades K - 3

This workshop will give you a quick overview of multisensory strategies and how to teach a lesson. The lesson will be broken down into multisensory drills that are connected and proven to work for dyslexic children as well as struggling readers. Phonogram cards for the entire phonics progression will be provided.
Presenters: Pam Hammock and Terry Clark
Target Audience: General Ed teachers K-3, Sp. Ed teachers K-6)
(1 Hour Session)

Accomodating the ELL Student

When communication is a barrier, it becomes a concern for any content area teacher and raises the questions, "How do I teach them so that they can learn? How do I communicate with them?" This session is for all content area teachers of all grade levels as well as administrators and is designed to provide participants with a toolbox of accommodations and strategies that will help English Learners learn the content and language in the academic classroom.

Presenter: Rebecca Taylor with EL Team Members Anita Weaver and Terry Whitt

Target Audience: All grade levels, all content area teachers, administrators, anyone who works with English Learners (ELs)

(1 Hour Session)

Grant Writing Made Easy


Do you need money for your classroom? Have you thought about writing a grant but don't think you have the time? Intimidated by the process? Where do I look for money? What are matching funds and where do I find them? What are in-kind services? Learn about the grant writing process from beginning to end. Great for beginning grant writers and experienced professionals alike. Come ready to learn and share your experiences.

Presenter: Betsy Pitchford

Target Audience: All Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Classroom Management using a Class Dojo

Managing your classroom in real time! Keep parents informed and kids encouraged as you teach! Best of all, this app is user friendly and free.

Presenters: Lindsey McConnell and Michelle Mitchell

Target Audience: K-5 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

iPads in the Classroom Grades K-2

This session will focus on managing stations/centers with iPads. It will cover apps and sites that can be used to support Standards Based Instruction.

Presenter: Tammy Embry and Starre Guffey

Target Audience: K-2 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Using Math Apps in the Elementary Classroom

Using Math Apps will give you one more resource to meeting standards in your classroom. This session will give you ideas on how to use them to increase student achievement and engagement.

Presenter: Aundria Campbell

Target Audience: K-5 Teachers

(1 Hour Session)

Using Math Apps in the Secondary Classroom

You want apps to make your job easier and you want apps that help students understand math. Fortunately, there are apps for that. Time to think outside the calculator.
Presenter: James Jones
Target Audience: Secondary Math Teachers
(1 Hour Session)

Out of the Box MacBook Laptop Training

If you are new to a MacBook Laptop then this is the session for you. The topics covered:

The Basics: Desktop and Finder, File Management, System Preference, Text to Speech, Zoom and Cursor Management, Applications:,Stickers, Spotlight, Calculator, Dictionary, Photo Booth, Dashboard widgets, Safari, App Store, Preview, Quicktime, Grapher

Presenter: Wendy Henderson

Target Audience:

(1 Hour Session)

AP/Dual Enrollment Roundtable

A round-table discussion about best practices, challenges, and success stories that are unique to teachers in these advanced programs.

Presenter: Dr. Jan Tribble

Targeted audience: High School AP/Dual Enrollment teachers

(1 Hour Session)

CURRENT EVENTS IN THE CLASSROOM

Using current events in the classroom is a creative way to build comprehension skills using nonfiction text and to bring news to your classroom.

Presenter: Sandra Blankenship

Targeted Audience: Appropriate for all content areas Grades 3-12

(1 Hour Session)

ACADEMIC TIERED VOCABULARY

In this session you will become familiar with academic vocabulary and why it's important to teach.

Presenter: Kimberly "Carol" Blankenship

Targeted Audience: Grades K-5

(1 Hour Session)

3rd GRADE MATH FLUENCY

This session is full of strategies and activities to have your students fluently multiply and divide within 100.

Presenter: Patti Maze

Target Audience: Grade 3 teachers and special education teachers

(1 Hour)