Thursday, July 1


8-8:45 a.m. | Kaleidoscope Sessions

  • Differentiated Visual Tools for Math Concepts - Monica Harris and Teri Clement
  • Elevate the Experience:  A Resource for Content Enhancement Routine Planning  - Teri Clement
  • Learning Strategies in Google Classroom - Zenovia DeCuir
  • ​Results of Using Multimedia for Teaching Paragraph and Theme Writing  - Jean Schumaker
  • ​The Struggle is Real - Elise Heger
  • What if?...the Story Behind Differentiated Visual Tools - Ed Ellis 

8:45-9:45  a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

  • Information Gathering Session on Adaptations to Content Enhancement Graphics and Reading Programs - Janis Bulgren
  • Cue-Do-Review...It's Not Just For Devices! - Cindy Medici and Janice Creneti
  • Improving Instruction:  RAISEup Texas Instructional Change Cycle - Matt Pope and Teri Clement
  • FUSION Evolution at Central Academy Middle School - Susan Trumbo
  • Using Knight's 3-step Coaching Cycle for Micro-credentialing - Patty Graner and Diane Gillam
  • ​Improving Vocabulary Instruction Using a Multimedia Professional Development Process - Michael Kennedy
  • Differentiated Visual Tools and SIM - Ed Ellis

10-11 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

  • Some Assembly Required:  Putting the Pieces Together for School Improvement - Scott Schwartz, Lynn Fuller, and Sara Rose
  • SMARTER - The Instructional Cycle the Energizes Collaboration - Diane Gillam and Patty Graner
  • ​Learning Strategies 2.0 - Amy Havard
  • Introducing the Classroom Teaching Scan:  A Flexible Classroom Observation Tool - Michael Kennedy
  • Introduction to a New Intervention for Teaching Multiplication with Regrouping - Margaret Flores and Bradley Kaffar
  • Next Gen Learning Needs:  Strategies 2.2017 - Lori Peterson, Dara Kipp, and Laura Anderson 
  • Got a DVT for That! (Differentiated Visual Tools for Core ELA Standards) - Vicki Ricketts

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Lunch

12-1:30 p.m. | Keynote:  John Hattie

1:30-3 p.m. | Panel & Concurrent Sessions

  • Explicit ELA Routines:  Using What We Know To Do Even More! - Susan Woodruff and Nanette Fritschmann
  • Iterative Development Research Insights from an Investing in Innovation Grant - Ellen Schiller, Jose Blackorby, Janis Bulgren, and Cathy Spriggs
  • Student Engagement and Learning Through a Blended Learning Model - Irma Brasseur-Hock, Paula Barr, and Kaitlin Lugo
  • Leadership Teams:  Harnessing Positive Energy to Create School Change - Pam Leitzell
  • The Strategic Instruction Model within a Tiered Support System - Patty Graner and Suzanne Robinson
  • Developing Students and Teachers as Visible Learners - Craig Wisniewski
  • Teaching Persuasive and Argumentative Theme Writing - Jean Schumaker

3:15-4:15 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

  • Never Give Up! Urban Teachers Accelerate Literacy Gains Using Fusion - Christy Palmquist, Barb Vallejo, Jesse Kwankenat, and Tena Kyllo
  • Leveraging the Power of Scientific Argumentation Across Content Areas - April Maitner and Janice Creneti
  • Sustaining SIM with the online SIM Implementation Toolbox - Gina Alligood and Mary Black
  • ​Making it Count:  Harnessing Pivotal Moments in Teaching - Nanette Fritschmann
  • Implementing the Strategies for Regrouping to Address Mathematics Standards - Bradley Kaffar, Margaret Flores, and Margaret Vanderwarn
  • Addressing Executive Functioning Challenges in Helping Students Become Skilled Learners - Richard Goldhammer
  • Addressing Adolescent Literacy:  One State's Story - Paula Crawford, Elizabeth Gibbs, Pam Leitzell,  and Laura Marsden

4:15-5:15 p.m. | Poster Session

  • Capacity Building Through Choice - Catherine Pace and Erinn Green
  • Developing Communities of Practice among International Students in U.S. Academia - Junfu Gao
  • Harnessing the Impact of Micro-credentialing! - Hellen Barrier
  • Micro-credentialing Made Easy for SIM™ Learning Strategies - Dana McCaleb

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