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8:00am

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Thursday July 25, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Front Entrance

8:30am

Keynote Speaker for Teachers: This is Your Brain…This is Your Brain on Teaching!
The education profession comes with many highlights and many challenges. Our students will, and should, always be our top priority, but we also have to take care of ourselves as educators. Educators must be good with themselves to be good for students in our schools. This session will provide insight and understanding on how the highlights and challenges affect the brains of educators. Information on how to discover your own temperament and triggers, and ways those both affect interactions with students will be the focus. Understanding our own brains will allow us to better understand our students.

Speakers
avatar for Layne Pethick

Layne Pethick

Consultant, Region 10 ESC
The education profession comes with many highlights and many challenges. Our students will, and should, always be our top priority, but we also have to take care of ourselves as educators. Educators must be good with themselves to be good for students in our schools. This session... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Auditorium

8:30am

Keynote Speaker for Administrators: 5 Key Strategies for Developing High-Performing Schools
We are excited that this year's CSA will feature Dr. Bobby Moore as our keynote for our administrators! Dr. Bobby Moore will speak to administrators on 5 Key Strategies for Developing High-Performing Schools to help schools achieve high student academic growth, it helps to examine, not only what teachers do in the classroom, but also what schools and the district do system-wide. Each participant will receive a copy of workbook and 5 Strategies Whitepaper.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bobby Moore

Dr. Bobby Moore

CEO, EPIC Impact Education Group
We are excited that this year's CSA will feature Dr. Bobby Moore as our keynote for our administrators! Dr. Bobby Moore will speak to administrators on 5 Key Strategies for Developing High-Performing Schools to help schools achieve high student academic growth, it helps to examine... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Library (upstairs)

10:15am

Performance Based Teaching in a High Stakes World
There is often a perceived battle among educators between teaching to the test and providing quality learning experiences. Accountability drives a greater emphasis on the test, but that doesn't mean we have to lose an engaging, high-quality learning environment. This session will utilize the Performance Level Descriptors to show participants the language surrounding what students can do at each performance level on STAAR. They will then be guided to explore how to work with teachers with those PLDs to develop scaffolded, performance-based tasks and assessments that are engaging, rigorous, and align with STAAR.

Speakers
avatar for Staci Barker

Staci Barker

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B106

10:15am

Reviewing the New ELAR TEKS
The seven strands of the essential knowledge and skills for English language arts and reading adopted in 2017 are intended to be integrated for instructional purposes. Participants in this session will carefully review the seven strands of the new ELAR TEKS, targeting academic vocabulary, academic progressions, and the interconnected nature of strands and SEs.

Speakers
avatar for Lakisha Ball

Lakisha Ball

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B102

10:15am

Aggressive Monitoring for Teachers
Aggressive Monitoring is the high leverage process of making independent practice one of the most important parts of the lesson. Teachers will be able to articulate the importance of Aggressive Monitoring best practices during independent practice. Teachers will be able to create and practice three measurable teacher actions that will consistently be used when implementing Aggressive Monitoring during independent practice.

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B109

10:15am

Collaborative Vocab in a Flash with Pear Deck Flashcard Factory
Looking to punch up your classroom vocabulary practice and make it interactive, collaborative, and meaningful? Learn to use Pear Deck's Flashcard Factory, a FREE tool, to utilize your devices and get your students authentically learning together! Please bring a device and Google login credentials for this interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kile

Laura Kile

Learning Innovations Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Innovative Learning Consultant for Teaching and Learning at Region 10.


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B108

10:15am

Elements of Effective Instruction in General Ed Classroom
Join us in this engaging session that will provide you with a deeper understanding and adequate preparation to implement components of effective teaching using sheltered instruction to teach all students in your classrooms. The training will demonstrate strategies that make subject matter concepts comprehensible especially to English language learners while promoting your students' English language development. Using highly-engaging techniques, teachers will gain firsthand knowledge in making their content comprehensible to all students.

Speakers
avatar for ESL/Bilingual Team

ESL/Bilingual Team

Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B103

10:15am

Fix It NOW!
The session stresses the importance of using formative assessments, either formal or informal, to drive instruction.  Participants will experience several formative assessment strategies or tools to use in the classroom, with and without technology.  Participants will understand the difference between descriptive and evaluative feedback and how impactful effective feedback can be on students’ learning.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Midkiff

Darcie Midkiff

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B203

10:15am

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for Teachers
We have heard about RtI (Response to Intervention),  PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), but how do you do all of them in the classroom? This session reviews what MTSS is and some tips/strategies to use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kimmie Conlon

Kimmie Conlon

MTSS Consultant, ESC Region 10
Kimmie L. Conlon, M.Ed. is passionate about preparing ALL children for College, Career and/or the Military. Kimmie began her educational career in 2004 as an elementary functional academics teacher. Her time in this role fueled her desire to create a community of collective responsibility... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B205

10:15am

Using Manipulatives
Manipulatives are mathematical tools used to build conceptual understanding of certain skills and concepts. They have the ability to peak curiosity and engage students in the cognitive process. During this session, participants will explore the purpose for using manipulatives, align TEKS to commonly used ones, and participate in a hands-on experience.  

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina McCullough

Sabrina McCullough

CEO, 2*2*4* Solutions


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B104

10:15am

Teaching Children of Poverty
In this session we will explore ways to support children from poverty in our classrooms by addressing the needs of the whole child.   This session will allow see poverty from a child’s perspective and gain knowledge and insight into the daily struggle of students living in poverty.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B204

10:15am

Innovative Reading & Writing Instruction with the New ELAR TEKS (Grades K-5)
Literacy educators are invited to join us to learn more about how to provide quality and creative instruction in learning to read, reading to learn, revising, editing, and composition under the new ELAR TEKS. This session provides hands-on, interactive opportunities to explore creative lessons that enrich your literacy classroom, and allow you to leave with new skills and resources. Session attendees will leave with a customized box of resources including lesson plans, writing prompts, comprehension passages, activities, creative instructional videos, and more!

Sponsors
avatar for Amanda Olson

Amanda Olson

Account Manager, Lexia Learning
Lexia empowers Texas educators to change their students' lives through powerfully personalized instruction. Lexia extends the reach of the teacher to address both fundamental literacy skills and critical thinking skills to support all students in mastering the new ELAR TEKS. 


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B202

10:15am

Setting Student Growth Goals
When schools focus on growth, teachers can help every student realize their potential. In this session, participants will focus on how to use MAP data to set growth goals for students. They will learn specific strategies for setting growth targets and developing individual student action plans for success.

Sponsors
avatar for Susan Klassen

Susan Klassen

Strategic Account Manager, NWEA
NWEA is mission-driven and student-centric. NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
B105

10:15am

TEKS Resource System Overview
The purpose of this session is to look at the components and processes that are in place for the use of the TEKS Resource System documents that help teachers be more effective in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Christi Nies

Christi Nies

Teaching & Learning Program Coordinator, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
C209

12:30pm

Aggressive Monitoring for Teachers
Aggressive Monitoring is the high leverage process of making independent practice one of the most important parts of the lesson. Teachers will be able to articulate the importance of Aggressive Monitoring best practices during independent practice. Teachers will be able to create and practice three measurable teacher actions that will consistently be used when implementing Aggressive Monitoring during independent practice.

Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
B109

12:30pm

Fix It NOW!
The session stresses the importance of using formative assessments, either formal or informal, to drive instruction.  Participants will experience several formative assessment strategies or tools to use in the classroom, with and without technology.  Participants will understand the difference between descriptive and evaluative feedback and how impactful effective feedback can be on students’ learning.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Midkiff

Darcie Midkiff

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
B203

12:30pm

Performance Based Teaching in a High Stakes World
There is often a perceived battle among educators between teaching to the test and providing quality learning experiences. Accountability drives a greater emphasis on the test, but that doesn't mean we have to lose an engaging, high-quality learning environment. This session will utilize the Performance Level Descriptors to show participants the language surrounding what students can do at each performance level on STAAR. They will then be guided to explore how to work with teachers with those PLDs to develop scaffolded, performance-based tasks and assessments that are engaging, rigorous, and align with STAAR.

Speakers
avatar for Staci Barker

Staci Barker

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B106

12:30pm

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for Administrators
We have heard about RtI (Response to Intervention),  PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), but how do you implement this on the campus level to aid teachers in successfully implementing it in the classroom. This session reviews what MTSS is and some tips/strategies to develop your systems, processes and procedures.

Speakers
avatar for Kimmie Conlon

Kimmie Conlon

MTSS Consultant, ESC Region 10
Kimmie L. Conlon, M.Ed. is passionate about preparing ALL children for College, Career and/or the Military. Kimmie began her educational career in 2004 as an elementary functional academics teacher. Her time in this role fueled her desire to create a community of collective responsibility... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Library (upstairs)

12:30pm

CTE: Career Clusters and Resources
Come learn about the 16 CTE Career Clusters and walk away with a roadmap of resources to help navigate your CTE programs to a path of college and career readiness!

Speakers
avatar for Travis Waddell

Travis Waddell

CTE Consultant, REGION 10 ESC (SPRING VALLEY),ESC STAFF (SPRING VALLEY)
Travis Waddell is a Consultant at Education Service Center Region 10. Travis has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. He is a product of CTE dating back to the mid 1980’s wood working, home economics, welding, and automotive classes beginning in junior high school... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B205

12:30pm

Reviewing the New ELAR TEKS
The seven strands of the essential knowledge and skills for English language arts and reading adopted in 2017 are intended to be integrated for instructional purposes. Participants in this session will carefully review the seven strands of the new ELAR TEKS, targeting academic vocabulary, academic progressions, and the interconnected nature of strands and SEs.

Speakers
avatar for Lakisha Ball

Lakisha Ball

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B102

12:30pm

Cultivate through Listening for Secondary Students
Promote the listening strand of literacy in the upper grades and enhance students' experiences, make relative connections, and introduce new information through podcasts created for the classroom! Explore the Listenwise site and other resources for building students' learning through listening.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kile

Laura Kile

Learning Innovations Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Innovative Learning Consultant for Teaching and Learning at Region 10.


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B108

12:30pm

Curriculum Made Fun (Grades 3-12)
Spice up your instruction with COMPREHEND and engaging student activities (grades 3-12) - both kinesthetic and digital - to draw quality learner interest. Obtain purposeful instructional activities and ideas focused around your content area, while collaborating with other participants, you can implement throughout the school year. All session participants will be provided a hard copy of a unit to take with them.  

Sponsors
avatar for Melissa Robinson

Melissa Robinson

Curriculum Sales Engineer, COMPREHEND
Beginning in 2015, the COMPREHEND curriculum was developed in both paper and digital forms to serve the most challenging students. Our solutions work as well with advanced students as they do in credit recovery and supplemental applications. The systems and pedagogy of COMPREHEND’S... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B201

12:30pm

Elements of Effective Instruction in General Ed Classroom
Join us in this engaging session that will provide you with a deeper understanding and adequate preparation to implement components of effective teaching using sheltered instruction to teach all students in your classrooms. The training will demonstrate strategies that make subject matter concepts comprehensible especially to English language learners while promoting your students' English language development. Using highly-engaging techniques, teachers will gain firsthand knowledge in making their content comprehensible to all students.

Speakers
avatar for ESL/Bilingual Team

ESL/Bilingual Team

Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B103

12:30pm

Student Centered Classrooms
A student-centered classroom shifts the focus of activities from the teacher to the student. The process involves active learning, in which students communicate their thinking, formulate questions, solve problems, etc.  During this session, participants will engage in the use of online tools to experience how to effectively transition from teacher-centered to student-centered learning environment.  

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina McCullough

Sabrina McCullough

CEO, 2*2*4* Solutions


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B104

12:30pm

Teaching Children of Poverty
In this session we will explore ways to support children from poverty in our classrooms by addressing the needs of the whole child.   This session will allow see poverty from a child’s perspective and gain knowledge and insight into the daily struggle of students living in poverty.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B204

12:30pm

TEKS Resource System: Planning
This session is designed to guide teachers and administrators through planning meaningful and purposeful daily lessons and activities using the Instructional Focus Document.

Speakers
avatar for Christi Nies

Christi Nies

Teaching & Learning Program Coordinator, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
C209

2:00pm

Performance Based Teaching in a High Stakes World
There is often a perceived battle among educators between teaching to the test and providing quality learning experiences. Accountability drives a greater emphasis on the test, but that doesn't mean we have to lose an engaging, high-quality learning environment. This session will utilize the Performance Level Descriptors to show participants the language surrounding what students can do at each performance level on STAAR. They will then be guided to explore how to work with teachers with those PLDs to develop scaffolded, performance-based tasks and assessments that are engaging, rigorous, and align with STAAR.

Speakers
avatar for Staci Barker

Staci Barker

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B106

2:00pm

Year-End Data Analysis for Administrators
It is critical for administrators to understand the progress of every student, classroom, and school in their district. In this session, participants will focus on their MAP data looking at three administrative level summary reports. They will learn how to access them and how to use them for program improvement.

Sponsors
avatar for Susan Klassen

Susan Klassen

Strategic Account Manager, NWEA
NWEA is mission-driven and student-centric. NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Library (upstairs)

2:00pm

CTE: Career Clusters and Resources
Come learn about the 16 CTE Career Clusters and walk away with a roadmap of resources to help navigate your CTE programs to a path of college and career readiness!

Speakers
avatar for Travis Waddell

Travis Waddell

CTE Consultant, REGION 10 ESC (SPRING VALLEY),ESC STAFF (SPRING VALLEY)
Travis Waddell is a Consultant at Education Service Center Region 10. Travis has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. He is a product of CTE dating back to the mid 1980’s wood working, home economics, welding, and automotive classes beginning in junior high school... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B205

2:00pm

Reviewing the New ELAR TEKS
The seven strands of the essential knowledge and skills for English language arts and reading adopted in 2017 are intended to be integrated for instructional purposes. Participants in this session will carefully review the seven strands of the new ELAR TEKS, targeting academic vocabulary, academic progressions, and the interconnected nature of strands and SEs.

Speakers
avatar for Lakisha Ball

Lakisha Ball

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B102

2:00pm

Aggressive Monitoring for Teachers
Aggressive Monitoring is the high leverage process of making independent practice one of the most important parts of the lesson. Teachers will be able to articulate the importance of Aggressive Monitoring best practices during independent practice. Teachers will be able to create and practice three measurable teacher actions that will consistently be used when implementing Aggressive Monitoring during independent practice.

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B109

2:00pm

Elements of Effective Instruction in General Ed Classroom
Join us in this engaging session that will provide you with a deeper understanding and adequate preparation to implement components of effective teaching using sheltered instruction to teach all students in your classrooms. The training will demonstrate strategies that make subject matter concepts comprehensible especially to English language learners while promoting your students' English language development. Using highly-engaging techniques, teachers will gain firsthand knowledge in making their content comprehensible to all students.

Speakers
avatar for ESL/Bilingual Team

ESL/Bilingual Team

Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B103

2:00pm

Teaching Generation Z
Jump into conversations and learning about who our students are and how we can best engage, reach, and teach them to equip them to be critically thinking global citizens of the future and today! Bring a device to further explore and curate related resources!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kile

Laura Kile

Learning Innovations Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Innovative Learning Consultant for Teaching and Learning at Region 10.


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B108

2:00pm

Transforming Low Level Tasks to High Level Tasks
It is vital that opportunities are given to students that promotes reasoning and problem solving consistently.  In this session, participants will learn the process for transforming low level tasks to high level tasks. Given some grade level tasks, participants will actively engage in transforming them for immediate use in the classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina McCullough

Sabrina McCullough

CEO, 2*2*4* Solutions


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B104

2:00pm

Differentiation Made Easy!
With COMPREHEND, teachers for grades 3-12 can add content, modify courses, and access a digital library to provide differentiated instruction to curriculum aligned with the TEKS. Courses are academically rigorous and provide various levels of learning, allowing students to progress at their own rate. Progress monitoring occurs real-time, through our digital platform, directing intervention or acceleration. Come learn more about COMPREHEND and what it can offer your students and teachers. A paper option is available. All session participants will be provided a hard copy of a unit to take with them.

Sponsors
avatar for Melissa Robinson

Melissa Robinson

Curriculum Sales Engineer, COMPREHEND
Beginning in 2015, the COMPREHEND curriculum was developed in both paper and digital forms to serve the most challenging students. Our solutions work as well with advanced students as they do in credit recovery and supplemental applications. The systems and pedagogy of COMPREHEND’S... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B201

2:00pm

Innovative Reading & Writing Instruction with the New ELAR TEKS (Grades 6-8)
Literacy educators are invited to join us to learn more about how to provide quality and creative instruction in learning to read, reading to learn, revising, editing, and composition under the new ELAR TEKS. This session provides hands-on, interactive opportunities to explore creative lessons that enrich your literacy classroom, and allow you to leave with new skills and resources. Session attendees will leave with a customized box of resources including lesson plans, writing prompts, comprehension passages, activities, creative instructional videos, and more!

Sponsors
avatar for Amanda Olson

Amanda Olson

Account Manager, Lexia Learning
Lexia empowers Texas educators to change their students' lives through powerfully personalized instruction. Lexia extends the reach of the teacher to address both fundamental literacy skills and critical thinking skills to support all students in mastering the new ELAR TEKS. 


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
B202

2:00pm

TEKS Resource System: Pacing Tools
Have you ever thought, “These IFDs are too long!”? In this session we will introduce the Pacing Tools, unique to Region 10 districts, and walk you through how they help teachers take the curriculum content from the unit Instructional Focus Document to a sequence of instructional learning targets.

Speakers
avatar for Christi Nies

Christi Nies

Teaching & Learning Program Coordinator, Region 10 ESC


Thursday July 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
C209
 
Friday, July 26
 

8:30am

Professional Development to Foster School Growth for Administrators
Selecting and/or developing the right professional development can be challenging. This session is 
designed to show how to properly use surveys and data to experience intentional professional development that promotes growth. Administrators will engage in reading data and surveys to inform decision making.

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina McCullough

Sabrina McCullough

CEO, 2*2*4* Solutions


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Library (upstairs)

8:30am

Online Digital Resources for YOU!
Explore the best deal in Texas!  Online digital resources like Britannica, Gale, and more wrapped up in one state-sponsored package called TexQuest.  This session is open to all educators, trial access to the resources will be provided.  TEKS-aligned instructional materials with features like text to speech, translations, and Google integration.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Roper

Terry Roper

Library Consultant, ESC Region 10


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B108

8:30am

Fine Arts: Literacy & the Power of Inferencing
Literacy is more than just reading.  It’s about making meaning from what we observe.  In this session, participants will explore a broader definition of literacy within the fine arts and learn techniques to teach students to develop their visual and aural literacy skills.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Clark

Meredith Clark

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Electrician: Essential Content Area Support
World Language instruction (LOTE), interdisciplinary instruction, intercultural instruction, Fine Arts


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B201

8:30am

Lesson Design: Beyond Agenda Planning
Lesson design is the most important part of preparing for quality instruction. Come explore the different foundations of lesson design, how to identify a learning target and plan for learning events.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bellar

Kelly Bellar

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B102

8:30am

Quality Questioning
Do you wonder...What are the types of questions that facilitate student engagement and thinking? How can teachers use student responses to promote learning? How does the choice of response format enhance the engagement and thinking of students? Please join this session to answer these questions and learn questioning strategies intended to increase the level of student thinking in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Shivon Loya

Mrs. Shivon Loya

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Power Source & Electrician: Empowering New Teachers/Mentors


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B104

8:30am

What Were They Thinking?
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the components that make up the TEKS and the TEKS breakouts. This will support the alignment of the TEKS with resources and instructional activities. Also, ensuring instruction is at the appropriate level of cognitive rigor. Participants will analyze assessment items by determining the stimulus, PLD, plausible rationales, instructional implications, the context, the content, and the process being tested.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Midkiff

Darcie Midkiff

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B203

8:30am

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in the Classroom
We have heard about RtI (Response to Intervention),  PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), but how do you do all of them in the classroom? This session reviews what MTSS is and some tips/strategies to use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kimmie Conlon

Kimmie Conlon

MTSS Consultant, ESC Region 10
Kimmie L. Conlon, M.Ed. is passionate about preparing ALL children for College, Career and/or the Military. Kimmie began her educational career in 2004 as an elementary functional academics teacher. Her time in this role fueled her desire to create a community of collective responsibility... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B205

8:30am

Social & Emotional Needs of Students
This session will provide insight on the social and emotional needs of students.  We will investigate how trauma manifests itself in the classroom and techniques for helping student to cool down when things get heated.  Get ready for an informative session that will help you rethink how you work with students!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kile

Laura Kile

Learning Innovations Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Innovative Learning Consultant for Teaching and Learning at Region 10.


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B106

8:30am

Defeating Deficits: Understanding the Cognitive Abilities
In this session, we will explore the seven main cognitive abilities used to qualify students with a specific learning disabilities.  Teachers will know how to recognize deficits in cognitive abilities, how to locate critical information in Full and Individual Evaluations, understand instruction implications of these deficits, and select instructional strategies to directly support all learners.  

Speakers
avatar for Amie Davenport

Amie Davenport

Reading Specialist, ESC Region 10


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B103

8:30am

Writing Across the Content Areas
Literacy across the content areas is essential if students are to succeed in the classroom. Teachers, across the curriculum, face the challenge of helping students comprehend their subject area texts. This proves especially difficult if students lack the necessary literacy skills required in order to comprehend. This session will focus on the importance of writing and thinking across the content area classrooms. Teachers will explore research-based strategies that focus on ways for teachers to use writing in the classroom to develop student understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Shaw

Chandra Shaw

Literacy Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Chandra Shaw has more than 21 years of education experience as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and currently as a literacy consultant at Region 10 ESC.  She has obtained a Masters Degree in Education Administration and is certified Principal EC-12. Chandra understands... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
B204

9:45am

Aggressive Monitoring for Administrators
In this session participants will be trained on how to build out a strategic roll-out of an Aggressive Monitoring Framework with specific look-fors to be used when conducting classroom observations.  Campus Leadership will be able to articulate effective lesson planning criteria focused on alignment to standards, alignment to lesson activities, and creation of teacher exemplars.  Leaders will also gain proficiency on Aggressive Monitoring techniques through modeling and practice in order to have effective implementation during the lesson cycle, specifically during independent practice.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Dickerson

Ben Dickerson

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Library (upstairs)

9:45am

Making Connections using Picture Books for the Science and Social Studies Classroom
Research shows that school librarians can play a pivotal role in facilitating learning of all subjects in elementary and secondary schools including science and social studies. The school library can foster youth engagement in authentic inquiry practices and engage young people’s everyday life interests in learning. This workshop will explore best practices, research, and resources to make connections between curriculum areas and quality literature for students, teachers, and librarians.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Roper

Terry Roper

Library Consultant, ESC Region 10


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B108

9:45am

Lesson Design: Beyond Agenda Planning
Lesson design is the most important part of preparing for quality instruction. Come explore the different foundations of lesson design, how to identify a learning target and plan for learning events.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bellar

Kelly Bellar

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B102

9:45am

Quality Questioning
Do you wonder...What are the types of questions that facilitate student engagement and thinking? How can teachers use student responses to promote learning? How does the choice of response format enhance the engagement and thinking of students? Please join this session to answer these questions and learn questioning strategies intended to increase the level of student thinking in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Shivon Loya

Mrs. Shivon Loya

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Power Source & Electrician: Empowering New Teachers/Mentors


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B104

9:45am

What Were They Thinking?
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the components that make up the TEKS and the TEKS breakouts. This will support the alignment of the TEKS with resources and instructional activities. Also, ensuring instruction is at the appropriate level of cognitive rigor. Participants will analyze assessment items by determining the stimulus, PLD, plausible rationales, instructional implications, the context, the content, and the process being tested.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Midkiff

Darcie Midkiff

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B203

9:45am

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in the Classroom
We have heard about RtI (Response to Intervention),  PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), but how do you do all of them in the classroom? This session reviews what MTSS is and some tips/strategies to use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kimmie Conlon

Kimmie Conlon

MTSS Consultant, ESC Region 10
Kimmie L. Conlon, M.Ed. is passionate about preparing ALL children for College, Career and/or the Military. Kimmie began her educational career in 2004 as an elementary functional academics teacher. Her time in this role fueled her desire to create a community of collective responsibility... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B205

9:45am

LOTE: Model Instruction in the Interpretive Mode of Communication
How can students read an authentic text if they haven’t learned all the words yet?  Come experience a lesson aimed at getting students to read an authentic website that is in the target language.  Time for cooperative analysis of the model lesson will be provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Clark

Meredith Clark

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Electrician: Essential Content Area Support
World Language instruction (LOTE), interdisciplinary instruction, intercultural instruction, Fine Arts


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B201

9:45am

Social & Emotional Needs of Students
This session will provide insight on the social and emotional needs of students.  We will investigate how trauma manifests itself in the classroom and techniques for helping student to cool down when things get heated.  Get ready for an informative session that will help you rethink how you work with students!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kile

Laura Kile

Learning Innovations Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Innovative Learning Consultant for Teaching and Learning at Region 10.


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B106

9:45am

Differentiation with Specifically Designed Instruction
In this session, we will explore how to address the unique needs that exist because of a student's disability through differentiation in their students’ special designed instruction.  Teachers will learn various approaches to what student need to learn, how they will learn it, and how they will show what they have learned so that students master their individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives, as well as ensure access to and progress in the general education classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Amie Davenport

Amie Davenport

Reading Specialist, ESC Region 10


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B103

9:45am

Writing Across the Content Areas
Literacy across the content areas is essential if students are to succeed in the classroom. Teachers, across the curriculum, face the challenge of helping students comprehend their subject area texts. This proves especially difficult if students lack the necessary literacy skills required in order to comprehend. This session will focus on the importance of writing and thinking across the content area classrooms. Teachers will explore research-based strategies that focus on ways for teachers to use writing in the classroom to develop student understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Shaw

Chandra Shaw

Literacy Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Chandra Shaw has more than 21 years of education experience as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and currently as a literacy consultant at Region 10 ESC.  She has obtained a Masters Degree in Education Administration and is certified Principal EC-12. Chandra understands... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
B204

11:00am

Accessibility and Designated Supports for STAAR
This session will provide an opportunity to explore the allowable accessibility features and designated supports on STAAR testing.  Participants will explore the documents to discover eligibility requirements, authority for decision making, examples/types, and special considerations for testing.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B204

11:00am

Assessments and Data for Administrators
This session will explore various forms of assessments and the purpose for each one. Participants will have an opportunity to examine data to see how it is used to inform decisions and drive instruction. Join me in learning how assessments and analyzing data that can help or hinder the progression of student achievement.   

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina McCullough

Sabrina McCullough

CEO, 2*2*4* Solutions


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Library (upstairs)

11:00am

Lesson Design: Beyond Agenda Planning
Lesson design is the most important part of preparing for quality instruction. Come explore the different foundations of lesson design, how to identify a learning target and plan for learning events.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bellar

Kelly Bellar

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B102

11:00am

Quality Questioning
Do you wonder...What are the types of questions that facilitate student engagement and thinking? How can teachers use student responses to promote learning? How does the choice of response format enhance the engagement and thinking of students? Please join this session to answer these questions and learn questioning strategies intended to increase the level of student thinking in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Shivon Loya

Mrs. Shivon Loya

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Power Source & Electrician: Empowering New Teachers/Mentors


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B104

11:00am

What Were They Thinking?
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the components that make up the TEKS and the TEKS breakouts. This will support the alignment of the TEKS with resources and instructional activities. Also, ensuring instruction is at the appropriate level of cognitive rigor. Participants will analyze assessment items by determining the stimulus, PLD, plausible rationales, instructional implications, the context, the content, and the process being tested.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Midkiff

Darcie Midkiff

Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B203

11:00am

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in the Classroom
We have heard about RtI (Response to Intervention),  PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), and SEL (Social Emotional Learning), but how do you do all of them in the classroom? This session reviews what MTSS is and some tips/strategies to use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kimmie Conlon

Kimmie Conlon

MTSS Consultant, ESC Region 10
Kimmie L. Conlon, M.Ed. is passionate about preparing ALL children for College, Career and/or the Military. Kimmie began her educational career in 2004 as an elementary functional academics teacher. Her time in this role fueled her desire to create a community of collective responsibility... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B205

11:00am

LOTE: Model Instruction in the Interpersonal Mode of Communication
Enough theory.  What does it look like?  Come experience high leverage teaching practices as your students would experience them.  Time for cooperative analysis of the model lesson will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Clark

Meredith Clark

ESC Region 10 Consultant, Electrician: Essential Content Area Support
World Language instruction (LOTE), interdisciplinary instruction, intercultural instruction, Fine Arts


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B201

11:00am

Mindfulness in the Classroom
Social Emotional Learning is a critical need for today’s students as they are exposed to so much conflict, pressure, and negativity.  This session will give you some tips and tools to integrate intentional mindfulness strategies into your daily classroom life. 

Speakers
avatar for Terry Roper

Terry Roper

Library Consultant, ESC Region 10


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B108

11:00am

Social & Emotional Needs of Students
This session will provide insight on the social and emotional needs of students.  We will investigate how trauma manifests itself in the classroom and techniques for helping student to cool down when things get heated.  Get ready for an informative session that will help you rethink how you work with students!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kile

Laura Kile

Learning Innovations Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Innovative Learning Consultant for Teaching and Learning at Region 10.


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B106

11:00am

Progress Monitoring and Grading for Students with Disabilities
Grading can often be a conundrum for teachers, administrators and parents.  A student’s grades communicate his/her relative mastery of content. Educators use that information for instructional decision or to communicate progress.  In this sessions, teachers will learn how to create systems of effective progress monitoring, grading and communication of progress for students with specific learning disabilities.  

Speakers
avatar for Amie Davenport

Amie Davenport

Reading Specialist, ESC Region 10


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B103

11:00am

Writing Across the Content Areas
Literacy across the content areas is essential if students are to succeed in the classroom. Teachers, across the curriculum, face the challenge of helping students comprehend their subject area texts. This proves especially difficult if students lack the necessary literacy skills required in order to comprehend. This session will focus on the importance of writing and thinking across the content area classrooms. Teachers will explore research-based strategies that focus on ways for teachers to use writing in the classroom to develop student understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Shaw

Chandra Shaw

Literacy Consultant, Region 10 ESC
Chandra Shaw has more than 21 years of education experience as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and currently as a literacy consultant at Region 10 ESC.  She has obtained a Masters Degree in Education Administration and is certified Principal EC-12. Chandra understands... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
B204