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August 1-2, 2019

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Carlos Science Center Atrium [clear filter]
Thursday, August 1
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Developing Literacy with Visual Texts
The use of visual texts in all disciplines invites inquiry and promotes curiosity. Learners work collaboratively to build understanding while engaging in critical thinking and problem solving skills as they focus on what can be learned from a visual text. Participants will engage with a variety of visual texts using visual thinking strategies that are easily adaptable for all ages and disciplines. Effective use of visuals creates purpose for reading, writing, listening and speaking as learners acquire new content and thinking skills.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Terrill

Laura Terrill

World Languages Consultant, PEARLL - National Foreign Language Center at UMD, College Park, MD
Laura Terrill is a national consultant who holds a BA in French from the University of Missouri — St. Louis and a MA in Secondary Administration from Northeast Missouri State University. She taught French at all levels for 21 years before becoming the Coordinator of Foreign Language... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Carlos Science Center Atrium
  Presenter, Workshop 1 day 1

11:35am EDT

Concurrent Sessions 1-Hit your Mark with Bullet Journaling
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of task tracks, list makers, planners and post-it notes on your desk? Feel like you’re forgetting something? The Bullet Journal may address your needs!    The Bullet Journal philosophy is revolutionizing life for those of us seeking organization. Consolidate all your tasks- personal and professional- into one place. By using a future log, daily and weekly spreads, sections for notes, random lists, and anything else you want to track, I’ll show you how you can streamline your work!     Bring a blank notebook to get started or just come learn.  

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Zanoria

Jenn Zanoria

Associate Director of Educational Technology and Innovation, Windward School
Jenn Zanoria is the Associate Director Educational Technology and Innovation  at Windward School (grades 7-12) in Los Angeles, CA. In this position, Jenn works closely with faculty to develop engaging and thoughtful units, lessons, and projects that allow students to show what they... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 11:35am - 12:20pm EDT
Carlos Science Center Atrium

12:30pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions 2-Leveraging Library Resources
Join the librarians of Woodward Academy as we delve into all of the resources the library has to offer to enrich the curriculum, to support class projects, and to engage learners. We will cover best practices for teaching information literacy skills in today's educational environment. In addition, we will review age appropriate citation guides for different grade levels and our latest scope and sequence for library skills K-12 and how these have been adapted based on the new AASL standards and what that means for teachers and students.  

Speakers
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Ann Haber

Head Librarian, Woodward Academy
I am passionate about the power of librarians and children's literature and the difference they can make in preparing students as lifelong readers, learners, and productive global citizens. Beginning my 16th year as a librarian at Woodward Academy, I now enjoy the enlightening and... Read More →
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Amy Walker

Media Specialist, Woodward Academy
avatar for Jennifer Inmon

Jennifer Inmon

Library Media Specialist, Woodward Academy Lower School
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Mary Brown

Librarian, Woodward Academy North


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
Carlos Science Center Atrium

1:20pm EDT

Workshop 1-Making Writer’s Workshop Work - Ideas, Mini-Lessons, and Strategies to Boost Student Engagement
Participants will explore how to launch the writer’s workshop in effective and engaging ways. We’ll use a collective experience of “I’m a Writer Who” as a way to create community, confidence, early assessment data, and a strategic launch to the workshop framework. Megan will focus on (a) developing mini-lessons (in small group workshops with weak student writing samples) and (b) using writer’s craft to develop stronger student voice. Participants will leave with: a toolkit for launching and teaching within the writer’s workshop framework, strategies for going “off script” and how to do so efficiently, and an understanding of using writing samples to address weaknesses/gaps.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Howard Nellen

Megan Howard Nellen

Consultant, Confluence Educational Consulting
Megan Howard Nellen provides embedded strategic consulting to schools and educational nonprofits through her own firm, Confluence Educational Consulting. Currently, her work centers on leadership development/coaching as well as supporting primary and elementary schools with curriculum... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
Carlos Science Center Atrium
 
Friday, August 2
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Purposeful Lesson Planning: Making Every Minute Count
Multiple factors impact the quality of a lesson and consideration of what we know about how the brain learns and what causes learning to stick is critical if lessons are to be designed for maximum effectiveness. Participants will consider each part of the learning cycle from gaining attention and providing input to performance with feedback in order to consider what matters most at each stage of the lesson. Strategies for verifying that each learner is meeting the goals will be shared. Instructional strategies for maximizing student engagement will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Terrill

Laura Terrill

World Languages Consultant, PEARLL - National Foreign Language Center at UMD, College Park, MD
Laura Terrill is a national consultant who holds a BA in French from the University of Missouri — St. Louis and a MA in Secondary Administration from Northeast Missouri State University. She taught French at all levels for 21 years before becoming the Coordinator of Foreign Language... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Carlos Science Center Atrium
  Presenter, workshop 1 day 2

1:15pm EDT

Workshop 2-Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Defiant Behavior in the Classroom
With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this county, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Minahan

Jessica Minahan

Behavior Analyst and Special Educator, author
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to school’s nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems.  She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most C... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Carlos Science Center Atrium
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 2
 
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