IGNITE!

Teachers sharing what MOTIVATES, EXCITES, and IGNITES them!

Coding, differentiation, data, PBL, OH MY!

Collaborating, making, writing, tips and tricks, OH WHY...

must I only choose 3?


See below for topic descriptions and the sign-up link.


Sessions will be limited to 15 participants so don't delay in signing up for 3 sessions!

Agenda

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Session Titles and Descriptions

Passionate about PBL

Madeline Herrera


Teachers will get an opportunity to discuss project/problem based learning and how it differs from traditional units of study as well as hear examples of units taught in various grade levels. A planning sheet will be shared with teachers so they can see one possible way to plan for a PBL unit.

Coding for Beginners

Heidi Walker


Have you ever wondered what “coding” is? How could you possibly learn this enough to teach your students? Why do students need to learn this in the first place? EVERYone can learn to code! Students of all ages LOVE this interactive and rewarding skill that involves teamwork, problem-solving and STEM skills.

Using Differentiation to Structure the Technology-Driven Classroom

Haley Gleue & Megan Hanson


Our technology-enhanced classrooms preset opportunities to challenge and engage each one of our students. In this session, we will examine meaningful ways to structure and present differentiation to optimize our time and technology to reach the diverse learning needs in the classroom. We will discuss concrete examples of strategies and apps including Seesaw for you to walk away with ready to differentiate!

Cooperative Learning Strategy Mindset

Patty Ingraham


Bring your best "Cooperative Learning Lessons” to share as we search together for that magic portal into Quadrant D. We will leave the session with a personal portfolio of great lessons!

Meaningful MakerSpaces

Michelle Brown


This session is all about MakerSpaces. The idea of using a MakerSpace can seem a little overwhelming. Let’s talk about keeping it simple to start, and focus on how “making” can support what our students are already doing in the classroom.

Tweet, Favorite, Follow, Retweet

Crystal Albo


Understand the power of providing a relevant audience for your student writers through social media!

I've DIBELed, Now What?!? K-2 Teachers

Crystal Albo


You’ve completed your DIBELS benchmark assessments. You’ve received beautifully color coded graphs, but now what? In this session, you will create a portable data wall to analyze your DIBELS data and more importantly, use it to drive your instruction!


Please bring or be prepared to access your DIBELS class list report.

Question Think Discover

Krista Carson


Simple strategies and structures to engage students in the inquiry process and promote critical thinking and discovery. These strategies are versatile, quick and can be implemented in any content area!

Tech Tips and Tricks

Stefanie Adams


Join this group for the best time of your life! You will learn some time saving tips, tricks and techniques. Learn a quick shortcut for moving between screen time and white board time. What about the students that don’t have internet at home? Get voicemail quick and easy. Create your own email signature. Have Skyward up and running on your iPad for quick assessment. A must have “organized dock” for students, and much more.

Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

Jennifer Ott


Guess what we did today in school!

We talked with students in Texas, spoke to a published author, and went to the ocean to see a whale! Your students can do all of these things without ever leaving the classroom. In this session, you will learn tips and tricks for bringing the world to your classroom through Mystery Hangouts, Mystery Numbers, Virtual Field Trips, speaking with experts and more!

Bring & Brag for Specialists

Facilitator: Krista Carson


Bring a lesson or strategy you have used with great success and share with others! No formal presentation necessary just a chance to share ideas of what's working in your classroom. Bring a photo, link, or resource to help others visualize what you are doing! While bringing photos, resources, or links would be super helpful, it's not a requirement. Be ready to walk away with great lessons and ideas to add to your instructional toolbox.


Specialists include: Art, Music, PE, Library, Title Math, Reading, SLP's.

Bring & Brag for K-3 Teachers

Facilitators: Amy Simeonov and Cho Druen


Bring a lesson or strategy you have used with great success and share with others! No formal presentation necessary just a chance to share ideas of what's working in your classroom. Bring a photo, link, or resource to help others visualize what you are doing! While bringing photos, resources, or links would be super helpful, it's not a requirement. Be ready to walk away with great lessons and ideas to add to your instructional toolbox.

Bring & Brag for 4th-6th Grade Teachers

Facilitator: Kasey Weishaar


Bring a lesson or strategy you have used with great success and share with others! No formal presentation necessary just a chance to share ideas of what's working in your classroom. Bring a photo, link, or resource to help others visualize what you are doing! While bringing photos, resources, or links would be super helpful, it's not a requirement. Be ready to walk away with great lessons and ideas to add to your instructional toolbox.

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Collaborate!

Grow Your Professional Learning Network

Our last session will be a time for you to connect and grow your PLN. You will have time to extend or process the learning from an earlier session or simply collaborate, plan, and share with grade level teachers.