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Tuesday, November 5
 

8:00am CST

DIV KEYNOTE - At the Cross Section of Equity and Standards-Aligned Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

At the Cross Section of Equity and Standards-Aligned Instruction: Participants will learn about the connection of equity to standards aligned instruction as a means of creating the conditions necessary for success for ALL students, but particular those students in marginalized groups and/or underrepresented populations.
Tiffany Besse is a graduate of Lindenwood University with an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Master of Arts in Education Administration and Teaching. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Saint Louis University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at Maryville University, in St. Louis, Missouri.
 Tiffany is beginning her third year serving the Ferguson-Florissant School District as the Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services, where she leads curriculum, instruction and professional development for teachers, leaders, and coaches serving approximately 11,000 students in 22 schools. Previously, she served the Pattonville School District as the Director of Secondary Education and Associate Principal at Pattonville High School and as an assistant principal in the Rockwood school district. Tiffany began her teaching career as AP Chemistry and Biology teacher in 2000. 
 Tiffany is a believer in the empowerment of young people and professionals to allow for deeper learning and growth in education. She is committed to the work of equity in education in the public school systems she serves. She enjoys learning and is a change-agent for education, for the sake of kids and the greater community.
 Mrs. Besse enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her church. She is passionate about collaborating with and empowering leaders and teachers to provide students with a rewarding education, designed for success in an ever-changing, global society. 


Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CST
NHS Auditorium

8:00am CST

SEL KEYNOTE - "I’m Sad, Mad & Traumatized…And You Still Expect Me To Learn"
Limited Capacity filling up

Same Keynote as Presented on August 12. Students that have experienced trauma are coming to our schools in record numbers. Our hearts bleed for these kids, but empathy is not enough. We still have to set the bar high and help all students to reach their potential. Current research, data, and many strategies will be shared with participants. Several real world case studies will be discussed and reviewed. Participants will leave with tools that they can implement right away.
Dr. Bryan Pearlman is a veteran educator with experience as a teacher, administrator, and adjunct professor. He is the founder and head trainer for Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC, and also a co-founder and board member of the non-profit Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness (DSMHW.org). His expertise is helping all children to succeed, challenging behaviors, and trauma. Dr. Pearlman has presented to over 20,000 educators in the past two years. Dr. Pearlman is a published author and has written several articles that connect educational struggles with underlying mental health related items .

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CST
SHS Auditorium

8:00am CST

T&L KEYNOTE - The State of Education
Limited Capacity filling up

Dr. Margie Vandeven is passionate about ensuring that each child has the opportunity to graduate prepared for success. She has more than 27 years of student-centered service in education, including three at Missouri's top educational post. She is a teacher who has provided education leadership in the classroom, school, state and national roles assumed throughout her career.
Vandeven joined the Department in 2005 as a supervisor of the Missouri School Improvement Program before serving as a director of accountability data and school improvement, an assistant commissioner in the Office of Quality Schools, and as deputy commissioner of the Division of Learning Services. She was appointed commissioner of elementary and secondary education by the Missouri State Board of Education in December 2014 and served in that capacity until December 2017. She was reappointed in January 2019. During the interim, Vandeven worked as the director of educational partnerships for the SAS Institute in Cary, N.C. As commissioner, Dr. Vandeven works collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders to improve educational opportunities for more than 918,000 Missouri students.
Dr. Vandeven began her education career in 1990 as a Missouri teacher. From 1995-2002, she taught high school English and served as an administrator in Maryland before returning to Missouri as an English teacher and administrator.
Dr. Vandeven earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Loyola University Maryland. She received a doctorate of philosophy in educational leadership from Saint Louis University and has been recognized by Missouri State University and St. Louis University as a distinguished alumna. A native of O’Fallon, Missouri, she and her husband, David, reside in Foristell.



Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CST
WHS Auditorium

8:00am CST

TECH KEYNOTE - Sketch Your Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Every day in our classrooms we ask our students to design and demonstrate their learning. They channel their efforts to develop presentations, videos, and prototypes. Often missing from the equation is the opportunity to help them develop their creative process. 
Something as simple as reaching for a pencil and paper can help students begin that journey. Listen to Manuel share how using simple sketches can help students and teachers think openly about their ideas. Learn strategies to support your students to quickly generate designs, and then use them to share with others for perspective and constructive feedback. As you step into the sketch arena, he will guide you to shift your mindset from seeing drawing as an artistic process to seeing it as a thinking process and beyond.




Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CST
EHS Auditorium

8:00am CST

SEL: Developing Play Plans for Preschool Students-ECC STAFF ONLY
Limited Capacity full

Facilitated play is key in the development of social emotional skills of preschoolers. Staff will interact with colleagues using classroom materials and use a template that includes learning objectives, actions to meet the objectives and specific staff roles to carry out the action. Play plans will align with Creative Curriculum's Units of Study from our curriculum materials.

Speakers
FK

Freiert, Katelyn

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), ECC
MD

Mueller, David

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), ECC
CL

Cornett, Lynnette

District SpEd Director #, ECC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm CST
ECC Upper Level MRP

8:00am CST

T&L: Middle School Gateway Computer Science (Parkway) (FULL)
Limited Capacity full

Session is reserved for 6th grade (Computer Literacy) and 8th grade (Computer Applications) teachers. Participants will visit Parkway to see middle school Gateway Computer Science Curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Executive Director of STEAM, Fort Zumwalt School District
Dr. Patrick L. Brown is the eExecutive dDirector of STEM and cCareer eEducation for the Fort Zumwalt School District in St. Charles, Missouri. Before arriving at Fort Zumwalt, he received a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Brown has... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm CST
Parkway School District

8:00am CST

T&L: Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Limited Capacity seats available

     Experience cutting edge teaching structures to create classroom success now and forever!  Learn management tips, how to form effective teams, strategies for creating a cooperative class through teambuilding and classbuilding, and why cooperative learning produces gains and group work often fails.  This workshop will provide ideas and activities you'll be excited to implement every day at school.  
You'll receive: Kagan Cooperative Learning book and course materials. Teachers do not need to bring laptops to this training. This is a full day training and teachers will need to commit to the full 6 hours if they wish to participate. Teachers signing up for this session are not required to sign up for a key note session.  Teachers will have a one hour lunch break during this training.
Dr. Beth Allen has over twenty-one years of public education experience. She has taught 4th grade, gifted education, and served as the Elementary ELA Curriculum Coordinator for the Fort Zumwalt School District. Currently, she is the administrative intern at Mid Rivers Elementary. She is also a Nationally Certified Kagan Trainer and has been training for Kagan a little over nine years. As a Kagan Trainer, Beth has worked with educators PreK-12 all across the United States.

Speakers
AB

Allen, Beth

Adm. Intern, MRE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm CST
MRE Gym

8:00am CST

T&L: LTRS Training (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 3:30pm CST
SMS Library

9:10am CST

SEL: Data Gathering for IEP Goals
Limited Capacity full

Data collection is crucial for monitoring student progress on IEP goals as well as other parts of the IEP. However, data collection is often the weak-link in the process of determining whether the instruction being provided is making a learning difference for students. This session will provide participants with a process for making decisions around what and how to collect evidence for measuring goal progress, various examples of data collecting methods and how to use data to determine next steps for students.

Speakers
RJ

Rothermel, Jeanne

EdPlus Compliance Consultant


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #156

9:10am CST

SEL: De-Escalation
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will cover topics related to limit setting, proxemics, debriefing, and personal safety.  This class will not result in an NCI/CPI certification.
Who should take the course?
- Staff members who would benefit from learning about best practices
related to prevention and de-escalation of student behaviors
- Staff members who are not staffed in district level programming
- Staff members who will not be on the school crisis team.  Participants of
this course alone cannot be on your crisis team because they will not be
NCI/CPI certified.

Why the addition of this training?
- De-escalation classes have been added to help reach more staff members
without having to meet the requirement of a yearly renewal like NCI.
- The shorter course may also allow more staff to attend given the need for staff to engage in other areas of professional development on PD days.

Speakers
avatar for Deering, Tanya

Deering, Tanya

Elementary Assistant Principal, MCC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS Choir Room

9:10am CST

SEL: Elementary Sped Teacher Review
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an overview of the day to day operations of being a elementary special education  teacher. Topics will include IEP basic components, managing your caseload, collaboration with staff, etc. This session is highly recommended for new special education teachers. Please bring your laptop to this PD session. 

Speakers
BM

Bateman, Maureen

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MRE
avatar for Bick, Jan

Bick, Jan

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MHE
BC

Bock, Carrie

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), DES


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #154

9:10am CST

SEL: Explore Snap + Core First (CLOSED)
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This session will focus on the Tobii Dynavox Snap + Core First software, reviewing research, design, and application of the software. Basic hardware solutions will also be reviewed as it pertains to the communication software.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #146

9:10am CST

SEL: How to Handle Difficult Behaviors in Adolescents
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How to Handle Difficult Behaviors in Adolescents:  Many youth act like they don’t want help (they push us away) but it is our responsibility to make sure youth get help.  All behavior has meaning, and youth tend to act when they are lonely, scared and upset.  Our role is to help adolescents learn to love themselves, balanced with self-responsibility.  Teaching coping skills and appropriate ways to express feelings is central to helping youth become responsible, self-reliant and resilient.

Speakers
HS

Hunt, Sheila

Center Pointe


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #116

9:10am CST

SEL: NAMI - Ending the Silence (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

The goal of this presentation, provided by The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is to educate school staff members about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention is key to positive outcomes. The following topics will be covered:  warning signs of mental health conditions, facts and statistics, how to work with students, how to work with families, and short videos created by high school students.  A young adult will also be present to share their mental health recovery story.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #153

9:10am CST

SEL: NCI Refresher
Limited Capacity full

NCI Refresher

Speakers
WJ

Wallace, Jennifer

Behavior Specialist, MCC
avatar for Settle, Mandy

Settle, Mandy

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MCC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS Commons

9:10am CST

SEL: Recognizing Your Emotional Triggers and Personal Self-Care (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

In case you haven’t noticed, teaching is stressful! Stress causes all of us to react. We all have “triggers” that cause us to react emotionally to situations. Some of these triggers are universal. Some are unique to each of us based on our own life experiences. To prevent the burnout that can come from the day- after-day stress of our jobs and compassion fatigue caused by continuously dealing with challenging behaviors, we have to be able to identify our own emotional triggers and the strategies that will help us stay calm and emotionally regulated in the face of stress. Just like the flight attendants remind us, we also have to put on our own oxygen masks before we can help anyone else. This workshop with help participants learn their own triggers, develop “emergency” self-care strategies, and create a long-term plan for emotional well-being.

Speakers
CJ

Cox, Jerry

Ft. Zumwalt School District


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS Library

9:10am CST

SEL: Secondary Sped Teacher Review
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an overview of the day to day operations of being a secondary special education  teacher. Topics will include IEP basic components, managing your caseload, collaboration with staff, etc. This session is highly recommended for new special education teachers.

Speakers
BK

Bullock, Katie

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), SHS
HS

Hollowell, Shelly

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #150

9:10am CST

SEL: Top Ten Things Agencies Wish Your Students Knew about Employment (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will address all of the ways students should be prepared for employment after high school and how teachers can assist with this transition.

Speakers
HT

Hartmann, Taylor

Coordinator of Pre-Employment Services, St. Louis ARC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #151

9:10am CST

SEL: Understanding Universal Student Needs & How to Support (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

This session is intended to provide teachers with a framework for understanding the connections between student's basic psychological needs, engagement and motivation.  This information will assist teachers with making decisions about the universal or class-wide supports they use to help increase student availability for learning.  Participants will engage in some reading and discussion in small group.  There are no requirements for additional items or resources.

Speakers
BJ

Barrow, John

Coordinator 504 &Student Intervention, SSB
I am a veteran educator with training and experience in school psychology, problem solving process, and developing systems of prevention and support. Our work is constant learning about how to better match what we do and provide to the ever changing needs of every student.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS #145

9:10am CST

SEL: What Should I Do When...? (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Do you have a student that yells? elopes? refuses? hits? This session will provide strategies and interventions for responding to escalated students. You will be given helpful tools to navigate de-escalation for specific situations.

Speakers
KA

Kimberly Arnold

Behavior Specialist, Ft. Zumwalt School District
TK

Theresa Kummer

Behavior Specialist, Ft. Zumwalt School District
HK

Hahn, Kelly

Behavior Specialist, MCC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS Band Room

9:10am CST

SEL: Whatever It Takes (For All Students To Succeed In School And Life)
Limited Capacity seats available

“Whatever It Takes” is the title of a new book for educators by Dr. Bryan Pearlman. This has also been his motto and mission for decades. He shares his own personal struggles as a student in the 1970s and 1980s, and his successes as a teacher and administrator helping students with challenging behaviors and those that have been traumatized. Dr. Pearlman infuses many stories, strategies, and out of the box ideas for helping all students to be successful in school and in life in this engaging presentation.
Bio:
Dr. Bryan Pearlman is a veteran educator with experience as a teacher, administrator, and adjunct professor. He is the founder and head trainer for Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC, and also a co-founder and board member of the non-profit Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness (DSMHW.org). His expertise is helping all children to succeed, challenging behaviors, and trauma. Dr. Pearlman has presented to over 20,000 educators in the past two years. Dr. Pearlman is a published author and has written several articles that connect educational struggles with underlying mental health related items.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
SHS Auditorium

9:10am CST

T&L: A Framework for Teaching "Controversial" Topics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores how teachers can integrate the teaching of “controversial” topics (e.g., racism) through concepts (e.g. meritocracy, race as a social construct, microaggressions) to create a more thorough exploration of content. Concretely, the presenters will explain concepts they have taught, the broader curricular and community contexts in which they taught the concepts, and engage participants in the same hands on activities the presenters did with their secondary students.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #101

9:10am CST

T&L: Addition and Subtraction within 20 and Beyond!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in sharpening your addition and subtraction skills?  Then this session is for you!  This session will focus on going in depth with addition and subtraction within 20 and bridging those concepts to numbers well beyond 20.  This session is geared towards teachers in grades 1-3.  

Speakers
SC

Sutton, Christa

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), OES
avatar for Ruse, Deedee

Ruse, Deedee

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), HES


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #183

9:10am CST

T&L: Digital Strategies to Unlock Informational Texts
Limited Capacity seats available

 In this session, Devin Hess from U.C. Berkeley will share digital tools and cross-disciplinary strategies (such as Heading and Highlights) that help students engage with informational texts in meaningful and logical ways.  Come learn how to help students break down main ideas and evidence, leading to deeper analysis and critical thinking.    

Speakers
avatar for Devin Hess

Devin Hess

Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Devin Hess is an Academic Coordinator and Director of Technology Integration for the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, leading professional development for educators in the SF Bay Area since 2012. Currently, he leads UCBHSSP’s “Integrated Action Civics” research programs... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS Library

9:10am CST

T&L: Diversity in Literature
Limited Capacity filling up

Students and readers of all ages need to see themselves in the books they read. They also need to see perspectives from characters who are different from themselves so that our students may become more empathetic and inclusive to all people in our global society.  In this session, we will discuss the significance of offering and celebrating books with diversity in literature in everything from picture books to Young Adult novels.  The presenters will provide book talks on specific titles so teachers may encourage their students to read books featuring characters of color, characters from various cultures, and characters with different lifestyles.  The presenters will also discuss how programs like the Global Read Aloud and Project Lit can empower our learners to become culturally aware and inclusive of others.  You will not want to miss this interactive session that highlights current diverse literature, #ownvoices authors, and, most of all, examines how the best books are those that serve as mirrors and windows.


Speakers
avatar for Grieshaber, Shannon

Grieshaber, Shannon

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS
PA

Pierre, Ashley

1006-TEACHERS-MS(9/15-8/31), NMS
avatar for Julie Jamieson

Julie Jamieson

Librarian, Fort Zumwalt School District, O'Fallon, Missouri
Julie Jamieson is a high school librarian, curriculum coordinator for K-12 libraries in the Ft. Zumwalt District in Missouri, and ambassador for Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. Julie is a Google and Flipgrid Certified Educator.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #120

9:10am CST

T&L: Finding the Mentor in Classroom Texts
Limited Capacity seats available

According to Melissa Surber, NBCT, a misconception often accompanies the idea of mentor texts: to use mentor texts, teachers must add to the curriculum. However, the literature commonly found in our classrooms contains beautiful writing that students can be encouraged to emulate. In this session,  teachers will write beside some of our greatest works, brainstorm ways to use famous works of literature to mentor students’ writing, use mentor texts to respond to literature, and consider various assignments that provide students with authentic audiences  and opportunities to stretch and hone their skills. Participants will walk away with ready to use resources, hands-on experience using mentor texts to produce writing, and teaching strategies that can be carried directly into the middle or high school classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #123

9:10am CST

T&L: Fun with Fractions: 2nd Grade
Limited Capacity filling up

Fractions are FUN!  Spend time focusing on developing conceptual understanding of grade-level specific fraction content.

Speakers
QC

Quirke, Christy

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), PDC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #148

9:10am CST

T&L: Fun with Fractions: 3rd Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Fractions are FUN!  Spend time  focusing on developing conceptual understanding of grade level specific fraction content.

Speakers
LM

Liang, Melissa

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), PSE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #146

9:10am CST

T&L: Fun with Fractions: 4th Grade
Limited Capacity filling up

Fractions are FUN!  Spend time  focusing on developing conceptual understanding of grade level specific fraction content.  

Speakers
EL

Ermeling, Laura

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), HES


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #152

9:10am CST

T&L: Fun with Fractions: 5th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Fractions are FUN!  Spend time  focusing on developing conceptual understanding of grade level specific fraction content.

Speakers
FT

Fetsch, Tammy

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), PSE
HM

Hirschbuehler, Melissa

Instructional Coach-PSE, PSE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #150

9:10am CST

T&L: Making Sense with Math Word Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a sense-making approach to solving word problems instead of
relying on a key words strategy. A step by step example of the
three-reads strategy. Participants will learn how to modify
resource-provided word problems to incorporate reading comprehension
and reasoning strategies.

Speakers
CM

Crowley, Melissa

Instructional Coach, Ritenour School District
HM

Harvell, Mandy

Instructional Coach, Ritenour School District


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #154

9:10am CST

T&L: Making Space for Voices in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Julie Ellis, 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year finalist, and Shelly Parks 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year will showcase strategies for incorporating student voice in the classroom for all ages, content areas, and ability levels. They will focus on discussion strategies to help establish a positive climate and culture in the classroom as well as discussion strategies that help enhance the academic content.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS Auditorium

9:10am CST

T&L: Phonics First Multi-sensory Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Phonics First Multisensory Strategies-Participants must already be implementing Phonics First and have already attending a Phonics First Workshop.  Trained Reading and SPED First participants only for the Phonics First PD 

Speakers
BE

Burke, Erin

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), TCE
HT

Hall, Tracy

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), JLM


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #147

9:10am CST

T&L: Powerful Teaching: Research, Strategies, and Tools-Part 1 (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Have you had students struggle to remember what was taught the previous year, semester, or even the last
month? Have you had students internalize failure, thinking they won’t succeed because they’re “not smart”?
There are reasons, researched reasons why this happens.
In this session, educators will:
● Understand stages of learning
● Learn Power Tools: Retrieval, Spacing, Interleaving, and Feedback-driven Metacognition
● Grasp how simple changes to what they are already doing will increase student learning
● Leave the workshop with a repertoire of tools and strategies that can be used the following day

Patrice Bain, veteran teacher and co-author of Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning, knows the rigor required for the classroom. Having worked with cognitive scientists for over fifteen years, Bain developed teaching strategies based on robust research that improve learning. Best of all, these strategies don’t add to teachers’ already filled plates but will streamline what you are already doing. In this engaging and interactive workshop, Patrice Bain will unlock the research and provide evidence-based strategies that will transform your teaching so that all students will be successful learners.

Speakers
avatar for Bain, Patrice

Bain, Patrice

Speaker and Author


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #177

9:10am CST

T&L: Reading A to Z
Limited Capacity filling up

 This Reading A-Z Professional Learning session  will be an overview of the wealth of reading resources and instructional tools in Reading A-Z. Gain the knowledge and confidence to flexibly and seamlessly align Reading A-Z to your state standards, target key reading skills, and move your students to new levels of reading proficiency. There will be time for questions and discussion.
All attendees need to bring their laptop computers. this is a hands on session
All attendees will need to know their account log in information


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #181

9:10am CST

T&L: Textile Collage for Elementary Art Teachers(CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Kelsey Wiskirchen will present textile collage techniques for the classroom.  Participants will make a textile collage in this hands-on in-service.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
WHS #161

9:10am CST

TECH: A Process A Hack and A Tool Walk Into A Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Every day we ask our students to design and create. Prototypes. Graphics. Videos. Presentations. Solutions. However, supporting those students through a creative process is often overlooked. We simply provide students with a rubric, a device, a due date and we say, “Go!” What we are left with are default fonts, pixelated images and poorly constructed models. Learn how to support student creativity by introducing them to a design process, inexpensive classroom hacks, and simple tools and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS Auditorium

9:10am CST

TECH: Advanced Google Classroom (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

So you understand the basics of Google Classroom, now what? Let’s deepen our understanding of the tools provided in Classroom and begin building great activities and lessons for our students.  From group assignments to differentiated learning, Google Classroom is every teacher’s toolbox for hands-on, interactive learning

Speakers
avatar for Wolz, Scott

Wolz, Scott

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #407

9:10am CST

TECH: Conquering Google Classroom in Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Wanting to use Google Classroom with your K-5 students, but find it intimidating? Use our TOP 10 List of tips 
and tricks for using the program with younger students, especially pre-readers. Find out how Google Classroom is a fantastic application for promoting classroom communication and immediate feedback, sending website links, distributing and collecting assignments digitally, utilizing differentiated instruction, and completing formative or summative assessments.


Speakers
avatar for Dyksen, Hannah

Dyksen, Hannah

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), WES
Hannah Dyksen has taught in the elementary setting for 18 years, including as a classroom teacher for 4th and 5th grade, and currently as an Elementary Technology Teacher for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Educator Levels 1 and 2, and... Read More →
avatar for Grau, Sarah

Grau, Sarah

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MHE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #408

9:10am CST

TECH: Galileo for Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover the basics of Galileo.  Attendees will learn how to enter and schedule tests in Galileo, how to enter each of the different types of questions Galileo offers, and how to make changes to their tests or schedules.  Attendees will be given time to begin inputting a test into Galileo.  Attendees need to bring their laptop and an upcoming quiz or test to this session.


Speakers
GA

Grib, Allison

1006-TEACHERS-MS(9/15-8/31), DMS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #411

9:10am CST

TECH: Getting Started with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Feeling overwhelmed by Google Classroom. This session offers 3 quick wins to help you harness the awesome power of Google Classroom. We learn how to master the  Organization of a Google Classroom, how to create Actionable Assignments and ways to provide effective feedback within the Google Classroom platform. Beginner level Bring your District Laptop

Speakers
avatar for Johnson, Hannah

Johnson, Hannah

1006-TEACHERS-MS(9/15-8/31), NMS
I am a big supporter of student choice and incorporating technology into the classroom! I use Google Classroom, Flipped Learning, Kagan Cooperative Learning, STEM, PBL, FlipGrid, Kahoot, Quizlet, and lots of other tech tools.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #412

9:10am CST

TECH: Google Slides in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder if there is more to a slide deck than simply putting together a presentation? Learn how you can become a graphic designer, book creator, and even an animator all by using Google Slides.  

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moody

Amanda Moody

Instructional Technology Coach, Wentzville School District
Amanda Moody is an instructional technology coach in the Wentzville School District (Missouri) where she regularly leads professional development and serves teachers and students. Amanda has a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and a Masters Degree in Educational... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #437

9:10am CST

TECH: Memes, Gifs,and Book Snaps -Oh My!(CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Today’s students think and communicate in memes, GIFs, snapchats, and emoji, so how are YOU utilizing those same tools to get students to think critically about your class content? In this session participants will learn how to use Google tools to create engaging, reflective learning activities for students that speak their language including memes, #booksnaps, custom GIFs, and more! Teachers will have time to create and collaborate with others as to how to use these new tools in the classroom. Teachers will need to bring their laptops.

Speakers
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Boucher, Rachel

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), TCE
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Mueller, Lisa

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), RCE
Lisa Mueller is Google Certified Educator Level 1/ Level 2 educator and Google Trainer certified. She has 24 years in elementary education and is currently a K-5 Technology Teacher. She has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and holds a STEM certificate from Washington Univers... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #413

9:10am CST

TECH: Nearpod and the Daily Routine
Limited Capacity seats available

  Participants will explore how Nearpod can work as part of the daily classroom routine. Supporting not only instruction but classroom management, transitions and the flow of the learning.  


Speakers
CJ

Cobb, Julie

Nearpod Trainer


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #409

9:10am CST

TECH: Network Tower
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to set up a network tower in their classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #434

9:10am CST

TECH: Practical Guide to Galileo for Elementary Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are new to Galileo and want a practical guide on how to use it, this workshop is for you!  This class will cover the following: how to create an assessment with various question types, how to schedule a test, and how to access and use the data from the assessments to help improve student classroom performance.  Please bring your laptop.

Speakers
GA

Green, Anne

District K-12 Science Coordinator, Fort Zumwalt School District


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #414

9:10am CST

TECH: Rapid Fire Google Tips and Tricks (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will learn helpful tips to improve efficiency and build your capacity to master many of the Google Tools you use every day such as Google Drive, Gmail, and maybe even a couple of lesser-known Google products!  

Speakers
avatar for Michael McCann

Michael McCann

Instructional Technology Coach, Wentzville School District
Mike is an Instructional Technology Coach in the Wentzville School district. Mike’s previous jobs include a school improvement consultant, assistant principal, and middle school teacher. He was selected as a Spotlight Educator at the METC conference in 2016. In 2014 he was selected... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #439

9:10am CST

TECH: Vernier Probes for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for science teachers who are new to using Vernier probes and the Graphical Analysis 4 app.  Practical ways to use the probes in earth, life, and physical science will be demonstrated.  Participants will also learn how to use the Graphical Analysis app to make data collection easy and useful.  Please bring your laptop with the Graphical Analysis 4 app downloaded onto it ahead of time.  Go to www.vernier.com and put in Graphical Analysis 4 in the search bar to get the download.  You do not need to bring probes, as they will be provided during the session.  Please bring your laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Behlmann, David

Behlmann, David

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS
KA

Klem, Alice

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #541

9:10am CST

TECH: We Video Video and Podcast Editing
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows that we retain more if we tell a story in our learning process. Unleash the Inner Spielberg in yourself and your students as we explore ways to digitally tell our learning stories with WeVideo. Learn how to edit video, record voices overs, how to do screencasting and even how to use a green screen using the WEVideo platform all on your PC or Chromebook. Learn how to plan, create and edit your digital stories to empower your students to do the same. Staff should bring their district laptop.

Speakers
FA

Finney, Abigail

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), FPE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am CST
EHS #416

9:10am CST

DIV: Making the Unconscious Conscious
Limited Capacity filling up

Attendees in this workshop will be exposed to practices that increase self-awareness as well as develop skills to recognize and respond to incidents of bias, stereotypes, and microaggressions.

Speakers
WJ

Wilson, Juan

District Administrator, DAO


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
NHS Cafeteria

9:10am CST

DIV:Deconstructing the Alphabet Soup: Understanding Lesbians, Gay Men, Bi/Pan Sexuals and Trans People as Distinct Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn definitions and receive an overview of LGBT mental health.  During this workshop, participants will also learn and discuss trans, bi/pansexual, lesbian, and gay male issues.

Gary Hirshberg received a Master’s in Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in 1984. He spent the first five years of his professional career at Family & Children’s Services of Greater St. Louis. While at F&CS he was exposed to a wide range of clinical problems from a diverse client population. During that time he received extensive training in couples counseling to augment his graduate school specialization in that area.
Gary was one of the founders of the first mental health agency in the country created in response to the AIDS epidemic. Delta Mental Health Institute was a private not for profit that during its five years in operation provided psychotherapy in St. Louis and Diversity Training in St. Louis and served the needs of the HIV/AIDS community, the LGBT community, and male survivors. During that time, he became a founding member of the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization, and offered workshops throughout the United States for male survivor therapists. He designed the first course taught in St. Louis to address the mental health needs of those living with HIV at both Washington University and St. Louis University.
Gary has received intensive training in working with survivors of sexual abuse. He attended a five-day residential Dismantling Racism Institute in St Louis and went on to co-design a seven-day residential institute in diversity awareness for high school students. For five years, he co-directed one of the summer Institutes. He is a graduate of the two-year advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy program at the St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.  Gary completed a four-year training program also at the St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, and is a practicing psychoanalyst. He has taught graduate and adult learning course in areas of Sexuality, Diversity, Metapsychology & Social Justice at Washington University, St. Louis University, University of Missouri - St. Louis, and the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
NHS Library

9:10am CST

T&L: Differentiation and Collaboration for EL Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will share practical ways teachers can differentiate instruction, assignments, and assessments for EL students.  We will look at examples of differentiation strategies used in a variety of subject areas and grade levels. Through hands-on activities, participants will gain an understanding of the language abilities of ELs of each proficiency level, and practice differentiating lessons based on their students’ needs.  The information and best practices gleaned from this workshop will help any content-area teachers or EL teachers who hope to improve their EL students’ ability to be successful in the mainstream classroom.

Speakers
GR

Greenhaw, Rob

MELL Instructional Consultant


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #166

9:10am CST

T&L: Effective Math Group Work for High Engagement & Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will discuss various methods for allowing students to collaborate in the high school math classroom to increase engagement and learning.  We will discuss strategies for implementation, lessons that have worked well for student collaboration, and realistic steps for your personal classroom in order to incorporate group strategies (classes from algebra to AP Calculus).


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #156

9:10am CST

T&L: Increasing Communication in the World Language Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

What is Comprehensible Input (CI), and how can we provide more of it in our classrooms?  In this session, World Language teachers will have the opportunity to learn some of the basic principles of Second Language Acquisition and consider the implications for the World Language classroom.  Comprehension-based teaching strategies will be shared, and teachers will discuss ways to apply comprehension-based teaching principles to increase the amount of CI in their daily lessons. Please bring laptops to this session.

Speakers
BC

Bednar, Corie

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS
PE

Pulido, Eric

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #168

9:10am CST

T&L: Laser Cutter
Limited Capacity full

Laser Cutter Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Olson, Mark

Olson, Mark

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #26

9:10am CST

T&L: PE- Fitness Based Program
Limited Capacity full

This program contains underlying principles that are used in addressing most muscular-skeletal dysfunctions.  It is program that has been adopted by other school districts in our area. A presentation on how to create a district wide fitness based program for physical education, that is universally salable for all skill levels. Location: Donovan's Strength & Conditioning @ 1712 W. Terra Lane in O'Fallon MO.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
Donovan's Strength & Conditioning 1712 West Terra Lane O'Fallon, MO

9:10am CST

T&L: Tour of Merric Millwork & Seating (Apprenticeship Program)
Limited Capacity filling up

Tour Merric Millwork and Seating Manufacturing Company.  This is a  tour for Industrial Technology Teachers detailing where students in the apprenticeship program will be training.  It is also an opportunity to invite prospective apprentices to tour the Manufacturer.

Speakers
MA

McHaffie, Andy

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
Merric Millwork & Mfg. Co.

9:10am CST

T&L: Wholehearted Teaching -- Book-talk and Webinar
Limited Capacity seats available

Kathryn Fishman Weaver is the director of the College of Education at Mizzou in Columbia. Her book, Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women: Cultivating Courage, Connection, and Self-Care in Schools, explores the important role school communities play in supporting the social and emotional needs of high-achieving young women. Framed with personal stories and filled with practical suggestions, this author will offer strategies for teachers, counselors, and high-achieving young women as they navigate the precipice of youth and everything after. This session will also feature a webinar and time for discussion regarding effective topics relevant to our gifted youth in Fort Zumwalt.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Interim Executive Director, Mizzou Academy
Kathryn Fishman-Weaver serves as the Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement for Mizzou Academy. She has a strong background in public schools and began her teaching career in a K-8 school in Oakland, CA. Since then, Kathryn has taught and led programs in special education, gifted... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #162

9:10am CST

TECH: Examining the New Visual Arts GLE's
Limited Capacity seats available

With new Missouri Arts Learning Expectations in visual art, it is important to examine the required shifts in our arts classrooms. Learn more about the new visual art GLEs and use the Understanding by Design framework to learn how to write art curriculum for your students. Develop units using inquiry-based themes with authentic, performance-based assessments. Collaborate with other artist educators to create lessons that lead students to successful demonstration of their artistic skills in ways that are authentic to a performance-based classroom. Engage in hands-on experiences that cultivate your artist educator identity and that can be transferred to your own classroom practice.

Speakers
IB

Iadevito, Brooke

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #313

10:40am CST

SEL: Data Gathering for IEP Goals (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Data collection is crucial for monitoring student progress on IEP goals as well as other parts of the IEP. However, data collection is often the weak-link in the process of determining whether the instruction being provided is making a learning difference for students. This session will provide participants with a process for making decisions around what and how to collect evidence for measuring goal progress, various examples of data collecting methods and how to use data to determine next steps for students.

Speakers
RJ

Rothermel, Jeanne

EdPlus Compliance Consultant


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #156

10:40am CST

SEL: Depression in Adolescents
Limited Capacity seats available

Depression in Adolescents:  Depression in adolescents is not uncommon and is often brushed off or dismissed as a “phase.”   There is also a tendency to ignore the withdrawn or quiet youth because they are not “causing a problem.”  But if depression persists and is left untreated, depression can lead to serious consequences.  For this reason, signs and symptoms of depression in adolescents must be identified, assessed for lethality, and treatment provided.   

Speakers
HS

Hunt, Sheila

Center Pointe


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #116

10:40am CST

SEL: Elementary Sped Teacher Review
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an overview of the day to day operations of being a elementary special education  teacher. Topics will include IEP basic components, managing your caseload, collaboration with staff, etc. This session is highly recommended for new special education teachers. Please bring your laptop to this PD session.

Speakers
BC

Bock, Carrie

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), DES
avatar for Bick, Jan

Bick, Jan

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MHE
BM

Bateman, Maureen

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MRE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #154

10:40am CST

SEL: Eye Tracking and Communication Software Overview
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on an overview of eye gaze technology and how it’s applied to individuals with complex communication needs. Attendees will also review the three user profiles in the Communicator 5 software and page set solutions for each ability level.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #146

10:40am CST

SEL: NAMI - Ending the Silence (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

The goal of this presentation, provided by The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is to educate school staff members about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention is key to positive outcomes. The following topics will be covered:  warning signs of mental health conditions, facts and statistics, how to work with students, how to work with families, and short videos created by high school students.  A young adult will also be present to share their mental health recovery story.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #153

10:40am CST

SEL: Post-Secondary Transition Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on post-secondary transition and the process of preparing students for life after high school, including participation in employment,  post-secondary education or training, and independent living. This session will give a brief overview of best practice in transition planning.

Speakers
AA

Albert, Angie

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), SSB


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #151

10:40am CST

SEL: Recognizing Your Emotional Triggers and Personal Self-Care (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

In case you haven’t noticed, teaching is stressful! Stress causes all of us to react. We all have “triggers” that cause us to react emotionally to situations. Some of these triggers are universal. Some are unique to each of us based on our own life experiences. To prevent the burnout that can come from the day- after-day stress of our jobs and compassion fatigue caused by continuously dealing with challenging behaviors, we have to be able to identify our own emotional triggers and the strategies that will help us stay calm and emotionally regulated in the face of stress. Just like the flight attendants remind us, we also have to put on our own oxygen masks before we can help anyone else. This workshop with help participants learn their own triggers, develop “emergency” self-care strategies, and create a long-term plan for emotional well-being.

Speakers
CJ

Cox, Jerry

Ft. Zumwalt School District


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS Library

10:40am CST

SEL: Secondary Sped Teacher Review
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides an overview of the day to day operations of being a secondary special education  teacher. Topics will include IEP basic components, managing your caseload, collaboration with staff, etc. This session is highly recommended for new special education teachers.

Speakers
BK

Bullock, Katie

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), SHS
HS

Hollowell, Shelly

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #150

10:40am CST

SEL: Understanding Universal Student Needs & How to Support (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

This session is intended to provide teachers with a framework for understanding the connections between student's basic psychological needs, engagement and motivation.  This information will assist teachers with making decisions about the universal or class-wide supports they use to help increase student availability for learning.  Participants will engage in some reading and discussion in small group.  There are no requirements for additional items or resources.

Speakers
BJ

Barrow, John

Coordinator 504 &Student Intervention, SSB
I am a veteran educator with training and experience in school psychology, problem solving process, and developing systems of prevention and support. Our work is constant learning about how to better match what we do and provide to the ever changing needs of every student.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS #145

10:40am CST

SEL: What Should I Do When...? (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Do you have a student that yells? elopes? refuses? hits? This session will provide strategies and interventions for responding to escalated students. You will be given helpful tools to navigate de-escalation for specific situations.

Speakers
HK

Hahn, Kelly

Behavior Specialist, MCC
KA

Kimberly Arnold

Behavior Specialist, Ft. Zumwalt School District
TK

Theresa Kummer

Behavior Specialist, Ft. Zumwalt School District


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS Band Room

10:40am CST

SEL: Whatever It Takes (For All Students To Succeed In School And Life)
Limited Capacity filling up

“Whatever It Takes” is the title of a new book for educators by Dr. Bryan Pearlman. This has also been his motto and mission for decades. He shares his own personal struggles as a student in the 1970s and 1980s, and his successes as a teacher and administrator helping students with challenging behaviors and those that have been traumatized. Dr. Pearlman infuses many stories, strategies, and out of the box ideas for helping all students to be successful in school and in life in this engaging presentation.
Bio:
Dr. Bryan Pearlman is a veteran educator with experience as a teacher, administrator, and adjunct professor. He is the founder and head trainer for Most Valuable Professional Development, LLC, and also a co-founder and board member of the non-profit Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness (DSMHW.org). His expertise is helping all children to succeed, challenging behaviors, and trauma. Dr. Pearlman has presented to over 20,000 educators in the past two years. Dr. Pearlman is a published author and has written several articles that connect educational struggles with underlying mental health related items.

Speakers

Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
SHS Auditorium

10:40am CST

T&L: A Framework for Teaching "Controversial" Topics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores how teachers can integrate the teaching of “controversial” topics (e.g., racism) through concepts (e.g. meritocracy, race as a social construct, microaggressions) to create a more thorough exploration of content. Concretely, the presenters will explain concepts they have taught, the broader curricular and community contexts in which they taught the concepts, and engage participants in the same hands on activities the presenters did with their secondary students.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #101

10:40am CST

T&L: Addition and Subtraction within 20 and Beyond!(CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you interested in sharpening your addition and subtraction skills?  Then this session is for you!  This session will focus on going in depth with addition and subtraction within 20 and bridging those concepts to numbers well beyond 20.  This session is geared towards teachers in grades 1-3.  

Speakers
avatar for Ruse, Deedee

Ruse, Deedee

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), HES
SC

Sutton, Christa

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), OES


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #183

10:40am CST

T&L: AP ELA Rubric and Scoring Collaboration
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious about how to use the new AP Literature and Language and Composition scoring rubrics?  Come join us in this collaborative, roundtable discussion on how to score student essays using the new scoring rubrics that were released from the College Board this summer/fall 2019.  We will navigate our way through the released student samples from 2018 and 2019 and discuss the new rubric and how it relates to the old rubric. Bring a student essay for us to grade together if you’d like!

Speakers
WJ

Weber, Julie

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS
HC

Holtgrewe, Chris

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), EHS
SB

Staudt, Bonnie

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #145

10:40am CST

T&L: Bar Models: Beginning with the End in Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Bar models are fun! Take a backwards journey through bar modeling . The session will focus on the importance of models in grades 2-5 and helping students and teachers understand the WHY behind bar models.
Participants: Teachers Grade 2-5, SpED

Speakers
EL

Ermeling, Laura

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), HES


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #152

10:40am CST

T&L: Deep Dive into Overdrive (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

We have Overdrive . . . now what?  Let's take a deeper dive into everything Overdrive has to offer.  Learn about curation, the marketplace, promoting the collection, navigating the back office, and organization.  Bring your questions and your laptop for this interactive session!  

Speakers
CL

Congdon, Liz

Account Manager, OverDrive
avatar for Connie Bowman

Connie Bowman

Account Executive, OverDrive
Connie Bowman is an Account Executive for OverDrive, collaborating with schools across the US. Her education career spans over two decades of helping schools maximize their use of technology and continuing to be future-ready. Let us show you how to successfully develop a digital ecosystem... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #149

10:40am CST

T&L: Developing Mathematical Thinkers & Teacher Moves to Get Them There (6-12 Teachers ONLY)
Limited Capacity filling up

With a focus on problem solving, reasoning, and constructing viable
arguments you will participate in activities that will help your students
learn to think mathematically as well as hone in on the crucial teacher
moves necessary to develop quality mathematicians.

Speakers
CM

Crowley, Melissa

Instructional Coach, Ritenour School District
HM

Harvell, Mandy

Instructional Coach, Ritenour School District


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #154

10:40am CST

T&L: Differentiated Instruction
Limited Capacity filling up

n this session, Shelly Parks, 2019 MO State Teacher of the Year and National Board Certified Teacher, will demonstrate strategies for differentiating instruction through content, process, and product.  Oftentimes, we differentiate by one of those three categories, but when teachers have an arsenal of approaches and strategies in their toolbox, students win.

Speakers
PS

Parks, Shelly

Teacher, FHN


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS Auditorium

10:40am CST

T&L: Digital Strategies to Discover Text Structure & Organize Ideas of a Passage
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, Devin Hess from U.C. Berkeley will discuss pedagogical approaches to literacy and demonstrate how digital tools can effectively assist students in scaffolding evidence, analyzing text structure and creating outlines that demonstrate an understanding of informational texts.     

Speakers
avatar for Devin Hess

Devin Hess

Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Devin Hess is an Academic Coordinator and Director of Technology Integration for the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, leading professional development for educators in the SF Bay Area since 2012. Currently, he leads UCBHSSP’s “Integrated Action Civics” research programs... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS Library

10:40am CST

T&L: Embroidering Applications for Elementary Art Teachers(CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn embroidery techniques for the elementary art classroom.  Topics covered are applicable to the study & use of textiles in the classroom.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #161

10:40am CST

T&L: Phonics First Multi-sensory Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Phonics First Multisensory Strategies-Participants must already be implementing Phonics First and have already attending a Phonics First Workshop.  Trained Reading and SPED First participants only for the Phonics First PD 

Speakers
BE

Burke, Erin

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), TCE
HT

Hall, Tracy

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), JLM


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #147

10:40am CST

T&L: Powerful Teaching: Research, Strategies, and Tools- Part 2(CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, educators will:
● Review Power Tools: Retrieval, Spacing, Interleaving, and Feedback-driven Metacogniton
● Learn the research behind the Power Tools
● Understand how cognitive load, working memory, and desirable difficulties play a role in learning
● Discern learning “myths” vs. "truths"

Speakers
avatar for Bain, Patrice

Bain, Patrice

Speaker and Author


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #177

10:40am CST

T&L: Reading A to Z (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

 This Reading A-Z Professional Learning session  will be an overview of the wealth of reading resources and instructional tools in Reading A-Z. Gain the knowledge and confidence to flexibly and seamlessly align Reading A-Z to your state standards, target key reading skills, and move your students to new levels of reading proficiency. There will be time for questions and discussion.
All attendees need to bring their laptop computers. this is a hands on session
All attendees will need to know their account log in information


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #181

10:40am CST

T&L: Tech Boot Camp for Elementary Librarians (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity filling up

This PD will cover a variety of technology tools relevant to elementary librarians. 
The goal of this training is for librarians to use these resources during their own lessons or for supporting classroom teachers. We will cover customizing a Clever page, how to use GoGuardian as a classroom management tool for Chromebooks, updates to Destiny Discover, and other innovative digital tools. Please bring your laptop to this session!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Jamieson

Julie Jamieson

Librarian, Fort Zumwalt School District, O'Fallon, Missouri
Julie Jamieson is a high school librarian, curriculum coordinator for K-12 libraries in the Ft. Zumwalt District in Missouri, and ambassador for Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. Julie is a Google and Flipgrid Certified Educator.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
WHS #120

10:40am CST

TECH: Advanced Google Classroom (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

So you understand the basics of Google Classroom, now what? Let’s deepen our understanding of the tools provided in Classroom and begin building great activities and lessons for our students.  From group assignments to differentiated learning, Google Classroom is every teacher’s toolbox for hands-on, interactive learning

Speakers
avatar for Wolz, Scott

Wolz, Scott

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #407

10:40am CST

TECH: Conquering Google Classroom in Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

Wanting to use Google Classroom with your K-5 students, but find it intimidating? Use our TOP 10 List of tips and tricks for using the program with younger students, especially pre-readers. Find out how Google Classroom is a fantastic application for promoting classroom communication and immediate feedback, sending website links, distributing and collecting assignments digitally, utilizing differentiated instruction, and completing formative or summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Grau, Sarah

Grau, Sarah

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), MHE
avatar for Dyksen, Hannah

Dyksen, Hannah

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), WES
Hannah Dyksen has taught in the elementary setting for 18 years, including as a classroom teacher for 4th and 5th grade, and currently as an Elementary Technology Teacher for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Educator Levels 1 and 2, and... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #408

10:40am CST

TECH: Creative Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a human-centered design approach to problem-solving known as Design Thinking. In this approach, participants will learn methods, structures, and mindsets that push their creative thinking and support authentic problem-solving. Each phase of the design thinking process will be broken down and studied to learn how it can be applied to today’s classroom environments tomorrow. Participants will interact with a variety of media (articles, books, videos, etc.), to fully immerse themselves in this learning experience.  

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Herrera

Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS Auditorium

10:40am CST

TECH: Deep into Nearpod
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will take a deep look into the pedagogy of the Nearpod interactive features and content. They will walk away with a list of ideas of how to use those features in ways that can raise the rigor of learning and elevate students voices in the classroom.  

Speakers
CJ

Cobb, Julie

Nearpod Trainer


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #409

10:40am CST

TECH: Exploring Google Classroom: Ask an Expert
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an idea, need a problem solved, and think Google Classroom can help? Submit your question to the instructor using the link -https://forms.gle/7r7t5SStCmLw6osX8  During this self-paced session, you will be provided with time and resources that will help you accomplish your goals in Google Classroom.

Speakers
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Johnson, Hannah

1006-TEACHERS-MS(9/15-8/31), NMS
I am a big supporter of student choice and incorporating technology into the classroom! I use Google Classroom, Flipped Learning, Kagan Cooperative Learning, STEM, PBL, FlipGrid, Kahoot, Quizlet, and lots of other tech tools.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #412

10:40am CST

TECH: FinCamp
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will preview and explain how to use nextGen in Personal Finance.

Speakers
WA

Woods, Allissa

Guidance Secretary
CJ

Cook, Jennifer

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), WHS
KP

Klos, Patricia

1003-TEACHERS-HS(9/15-8/31), NHS
DL

Doerr, Leann

Business Education Teacher, SHS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #410

10:40am CST

TECH: Galileo for Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover the basics of Galileo.  Attendees will learn how to enter and schedule tests in Galileo, how to enter each of the different types of questions Galileo offers, and how to make changes to their tests or schedules.  Attendees will be given time to begin inputting a test into Galileo.  Attendees need to bring their laptop and an upcoming quiz or test to this session.


Speakers
GA

Grib, Allison

1006-TEACHERS-MS(9/15-8/31), DMS


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #411

10:40am CST

TECH: Google Slides in the Classroom (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Ever wonder if there is more to a slide deck than simply putting together a presentation? Learn how you can become a graphic designer, book creator, and even an animator all by using Google Slides.  

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Moody

Amanda Moody

Instructional Technology Coach, Wentzville School District
Amanda Moody is an instructional technology coach in the Wentzville School District (Missouri) where she regularly leads professional development and serves teachers and students. Amanda has a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and a Masters Degree in Educational... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #437

10:40am CST

TECH: Memes, Gifs,and Book Snaps -Oh My!(CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Today’s students think and communicate in memes, GIFs, snapchats, and emoji, so how are YOU utilizing those same tools to get students to think critically about your class content? In this session participants will learn how to use Google tools to create engaging, reflective learning activities for students that speak their language including memes, #booksnaps, custom GIFs, and more! Teachers will have time to create and collaborate with others as to how to use these new tools in the classroom. Teachers will need to bring their laptops.

Speakers
avatar for Mueller, Lisa

Mueller, Lisa

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), RCE
Lisa Mueller is Google Certified Educator Level 1/ Level 2 educator and Google Trainer certified. She has 24 years in elementary education and is currently a K-5 Technology Teacher. She has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and holds a STEM certificate from Washington Univers... Read More →
avatar for Boucher, Rachel

Boucher, Rachel

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), TCE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #413

10:40am CST

TECH: Rapid Fire Google Tips and Tricks (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

In this session, we will learn helpful tips to improve efficiency and build your capacity to master many of the Google Tools you use every day such as Google Drive, Gmail, and maybe even a couple of lesser-known Google products!  

Speakers
avatar for Michael McCann

Michael McCann

Instructional Technology Coach, Wentzville School District
Mike is an Instructional Technology Coach in the Wentzville School district. Mike’s previous jobs include a school improvement consultant, assistant principal, and middle school teacher. He was selected as a Spotlight Educator at the METC conference in 2016. In 2014 he was selected... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #439

10:40am CST

TECH: We Video Video and Podcast Editing
Limited Capacity filling up

Research shows that we retain more if we tell a story in our learning process. Unleash the Inner Spielberg in yourself and your students as we explore ways to digitally tell our learning stories with WeVideo. Learn how to edit video, record voices overs, how to do screencasting and even how to use a green screen using the WEVideo platform all on your PC or Chromebook. Learn how to plan, create and edit your digital stories to empower your students to do the same. Staff should bring their district laptop.

Speakers
FA

Finney, Abigail

1001-TEACHERS-ELM (9/15-8/31), FPE


Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm CST
EHS #416

12:30pm CST

Tech:Nearpod Certified Trainer Level 1 Training- Invitation Only (CLOSED)
Limited Capacity full

Level 1 Nearpod Certified Trainers are selected by their administrators to receive extensive training from the Nearpod team. They support teachers by leading Nearpod 101 training and serving as a Nearpod knowledge base within their district.

Speakers
CJ

Cobb, Julie

Nearpod Trainer


Tuesday November 5, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm CST
EHS #409

1:00pm CST

SEL: NCI Full Course
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Deering, Tanya

Deering, Tanya

Elementary Assistant Principal, MCC


Tuesday November 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:30pm CST
SHS Commons