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School of Science and Technology Teacher Training Conference
  
Session I (Required)
(Monday, August 13, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
Session ID: 52677
Sheltered Instruction (SI) for Elementary Teachers
Seats Available: 12
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will be able to understand the foundation and purpose of implementing sheltered instruction in the classroom with English learners. Participants will also gain the understanding that sheltered instruction encompasses the best instructional practices for all English learners as they gain proficiency in English language acquisition.
Session ID: 52679
Formative Assessment 3-8
Seats Available: 6
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
This fast paced session will explore technology tools and ways to leverage them for formative assessment and feedback. Plickers and Google Forms/Quizzes will be explored along with additional tools that can be used to make assessments more relevant and engaging. Be sure to come with a device and leave with ideas for a variety of formative assessment tools you can implement day 1 in your classroom!
Session ID: 52681
Understanding the TEKS & Preparing Quality Lessons K-12
Seats Available: -2
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
Standards, TEKS, Rigor, Engagement, Higher Order Questioning, Higher Order Thinking Description: This session provides teachers in all grade levels an understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Participants focus on unpacking the standards and learn whether they are emphasizing learning content or processes and what other knowledge and skills are implied by the standard. Learn how to develop rigorous instruction aligned with the standards. The scientific- based research used in this session is from the Texas Education Agency.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52683
Supporting Students Productive Struggle in Elementary School Math
Seats Available: 4
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices Description: Dive deep with productive struggle through the lens of mathematics. This workshop will align with the publication Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grade 6-8. In addition, participants will learn strategies to take action in the classroom using the research-based Mathematics Teaching Practices outlined in NCTM’s publication Principles to Actions. It supports the learning of teachers, coaches, and school-based and district-based administrators.
Session ID: 52685
Building Background Knowledge & Academic Vocabulary 6-12
Seats Available: 14
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Teachers will learn how structured instruction in (Social Studies) subject-specific vocabulary can help with background knowledge so that student comprehension and achievement increases. This workshop is based off of Marzano’s books “Building Background Knowledge and Building Academic Vocabulary.” It is specific to Middle School and High School Social Studies grade levels. Teachers will leave with fun strategies they can easily implement in their classrooms. This session is designed for grades 6-12.
Session II (Required)
(Monday, August 13, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 52678
Sheltered Instruction (SI) for Elementary Teachers
Seats Available: -2
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will be able to understand the foundation and purpose of implementing sheltered instruction in the classroom with English learners. Participants will also gain the understanding that sheltered instruction encompasses the best instructional practices for all English learners as they gain proficiency in English language acquisition.
This session is full.
Session ID: 52680
Formative Assessment 3-8
Seats Available: 12
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
This fast paced session will explore technology tools and ways to leverage them for formative assessment and feedback. Plickers and Google Forms/Quizzes will be explored along with additional tools that can be used to make assessments more relevant and engaging. Be sure to come with a device and leave with ideas for a variety of formative assessment tools you can implement day 1 in your classroom!
Session ID: 52682
Understanding the TEKS & Preparing Quality Lessons K-12
Seats Available: -4
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
Standards, TEKS, Rigor, Engagement, Higher Order Questioning, Higher Order Thinking Description: This session provides teachers in all grade levels an understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Participants focus on unpacking the standards and learn whether they are emphasizing learning content or processes and what other knowledge and skills are implied by the standard. Learn how to develop rigorous instruction aligned with the standards. The scientific- based research used in this session is from the Texas Education Agency.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52684
Supporting Students Productive Struggle in Middle School Math
Seats Available: 20
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices Description: Dive deep with productive struggle through the lens of mathematics. This workshop will align with the publication Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grade 6-8. In addition, participants will learn strategies to take action in the classroom using the research-based Mathematics Teaching Practices outlined in NCTM’s publication Principles to Actions. It supports the learning of teachers, coaches, and school-based and district-based administrators.
Session ID: 52686
Building Background Knowledge & Academic Vocabulary 6-12
Seats Available: 2
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Teachers will learn how structured instruction in (Social Studies) subject-specific vocabulary can help with background knowledge so that student comprehension and achievement increases. This workshop is based off of Marzano’s books “Building Background Knowledge and Building Academic Vocabulary.” It is specific to Middle School and High School Social Studies grade levels. Teachers will leave with fun strategies they can easily implement in their classrooms. This session is designed for grades 6-12.
Session III (Required)
(Monday, August 13, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Session ID: 52687
Sheltered Instruction (SI) for Secondary Teachers
Seats Available: -3
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will be able to understand the foundation and purpose of implementing sheltered instruction in the classroom with English learners. Participants will also gain the understanding that sheltered instruction encompasses the best instructional practices for all English learners as they gain proficiency in English language acquisition.
This session is full.
Session ID: 52689
Tools for Vocabulary & Fluency Development K-8
Seats Available: 9
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
Based on Marzano’s six-step vocabulary instructional strategies, this session will introduce Web and browser based tools that allow students to practice reading for fluency development and expressing their vocabulary knowledge in creative ways. Teachers will be introduced to free tools that can be implemented immediately for student success.
Session ID: 52691
Instructional Strategies to Increase Classroom Rigor, Engagement and Motivation K-12
Seats Available: -2
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
Learn how to ENGAGE your classroom with this exciting and interactive session that models and teaches numerous research-based high yield instructional strategies. These strategies actively engage ALL students and significantly increase learning. Participants will leave this session with tools that can be implemented in any subject at all levels. When students are ENGAGED and understand why the learning is important to them, they are MOTIVATED. The scientific-based research used in this session is from Barbara Blackburn, Robert Marzano, Marcia Tate, and William Daggett and states students learn best when they are focused, engaged and can relate the learning to real-life application thus increasing motivation and academic success.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52693
Understanding Math in the Differentiated Classroom 6-12
Seats Available: 22
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching in which educators actively plan for students' differences so that all students can best learn. Learn how to design leveled questions, tasks, and assignments, and assessments that give all students access to the essential learning standards. The scientific-based research used in this session is from Julia L. Roberts, Tracy F. Inman, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Caroline C Eidson, Diane Heacox.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52695
Questioning & Critical Thinking Strategies K-12
Seats Available: -1
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Empower your students to ask questions that will help you assess their prior knowledge and help you target the instruction needed. Participants will learn by engaging in the process from "Make Just One Change" and walk away with a variety of resources. Then let's integrate the development of students' thinking with content through the systematic research based approach developed by Harvard University's Project Zero called Visible Thinking. Learn to cultivate students' thinking skills and deepen content. Let's get students thinking and give them the tools to be successful at it.
Registration for this session has ended
Session IV (Required)
(Monday, August 13, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Session ID: 52688
Sheltered Instruction (SI) for Secondary Teachers
Seats Available: 3
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
Participants will be able to understand the foundation and purpose of implementing sheltered instruction in the classroom with English learners. Participants will also gain the understanding that sheltered instruction encompasses the best instructional practices for all English learners as they gain proficiency in English language acquisition.
Session ID: 52690
Tools for Vocabulary & Fluency Development K-8
Seats Available: 6
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
Based on Marzano’s six-step vocabulary instructional strategies, this session will introduce Web and browser based tools that allow students to practice reading for fluency development and expressing their vocabulary knowledge in creative ways. Teachers will be introduced to free tools that can be implemented immediately for student success.
Session ID: 52692
Instructional Strategies to Increase Classroom Rigor, Engagement and Motivation K-12
Seats Available: 2
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
Learn how to ENGAGE your classroom with this exciting and interactive session that models and teaches numerous research-based high yield instructional strategies. These strategies actively engage ALL students and significantly increase learning. Participants will leave this session with tools that can be implemented in any subject at all levels. When students are ENGAGED and understand why the learning is important to them, they are MOTIVATED. The scientific-based research used in this session is from Barbara Blackburn, Robert Marzano, Marcia Tate, and William Daggett and states students learn best when they are focused, engaged and can relate the learning to real-life application thus increasing motivation and academic success.
Session ID: 52694
Understanding Math in the Differentiated Classroom 6-12
Seats Available: 24
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching in which educators actively plan for students' differences so that all students can best learn. Learn how to design leveled questions, tasks, and assignments, and assessments that give all students access to the essential learning standards. The scientific-based research used in this session is from Julia L. Roberts, Tracy F. Inman, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Caroline C Eidson, Diane Heacox.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52696
Questioning & Critical Thinking Strategies K-12
Seats Available: -3
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Empower your students to ask questions that will help you assess their prior knowledge and help you target the instruction needed. Participants will learn by engaging in the process from "Make Just One Change" and walk away with a variety of resources. Then let's integrate the development of students' thinking with content through the systematic research based approach developed by Harvard University's Project Zero called Visible Thinking. Learn to cultivate students' thinking skills and deepen content. Let's get students thinking and give them the tools to be successful at it.
Registration for this session has ended
Session V
(Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
Session ID: 52710
English Language Proficiency Standards(ELPS) for Elementary Teachers K-5
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
The LIAG tool is to support teachers identify the essential components for providing K-12 instruction commensurate with ELs’ linguistic needs. The consistent integration of these components is critical in lesson planning in order to meet the linguistic and academic needs of ELs.
This session is full.
Session ID: 52713
Writing in Content Areas 3-12
Seats Available: 19
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
This session will offer participants an opportunity to experience authentic and relevant ways to engage students in writing across all content areas. Participants will take part in high yield and low prep strategies to get students writing for authentic purposes
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52716
Harry Wong Classroom Management Strategies
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
In this session you can expect to learn sound, practical classroom management skills. You will learn how to develop classroom procedures and routines; thus, spending time managing your class, not disciplining your class; and you will become a more effective and efficient teacher. Your students will be more focused and disciplined; they will flourish in a safe and consistent environment and will experience success in their learning through your adaptation of lessons. Teachers will walk away with the knowledge of how to create a classroom management notebook that includes all the important routines necessary for creating an environment conducive to learning. The scientific-based research used in this session is based on C.H.A.M.P.s training (A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management) and Harry Wong’s teachings, (The First Days of School, The Classroom Management Book, Teachers.net), among other resources, such as Evertson & Emmer (1982) and Castles & Rogers (1994). This research says that student achievement at the end of the year is directly related to the degree to which the teacher establishes expectations and good control of the classroom procedures/routines.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52719
ePortfolios for Student Growth/Success
Seats Available: 18
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Today students are producing online content that is mostly social in nature. What if we can turn that skill into a productive and long lasting valuable product? Digital Portfolios allow students to keep record of their progress through years of schooling in addition to providing a forum for reflective practice. Students are also able to document progress in projects and/or competitions thus building a strong career and college readiness foundation.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52721
Motivating Learners- Practical Strategies for Cross Curricular Achievement
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Motivation hinges on students' perception of their abilities to succeed or fail. Research has established that if students are successful about 70% of the time they will continue to be engaged. Participants will learn practical cross-content area strategies, with concrete examples of how to implement these strategies in the classroom in order to increase intrinsic motivation and engagement. The scientific-based research of Marzano will be addressed in this session.
Registration for this session has ended
Session VI
(Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session ID: 52711
English Language Proficiency Standards(ELPS) for Elementary Teachers K-5
Seats Available: 15
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
The LIAG tool is to support teachers identify the essential components for providing K-12 instruction commensurate with ELs’ linguistic needs. The consistent integration of these components is critical in lesson planning in order to meet the linguistic and academic needs of ELs.
Session ID: 52715
Writing in Content Areas 3-12
Seats Available: 16
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
This session will offer participants an opportunity to experience authentic and relevant ways to engage students in writing across all content areas. Participants will take part in high yield and low prep strategies to get students writing for authentic purposes
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52717
Harry Wong Classroom Management Strategies
Seats Available: 6
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
In this session you can expect to learn sound, practical classroom management skills. You will learn how to develop classroom procedures and routines; thus, spending time managing your class, not disciplining your class; and you will become a more effective and efficient teacher. Your students will be more focused and disciplined; they will flourish in a safe and consistent environment and will experience success in their learning through your adaptation of lessons. Teachers will walk away with the knowledge of how to create a classroom management notebook that includes all the important routines necessary for creating an environment conducive to learning. The scientific-based research used in this session is based on C.H.A.M.P.s training (A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management) and Harry Wong’s teachings, (The First Days of School, The Classroom Management Book, Teachers.net), among other resources, such as Evertson & Emmer (1982) and Castles & Rogers (1994). This research says that student achievement at the end of the year is directly related to the degree to which the teacher establishes expectations and good control of the classroom procedures/routines.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52720
ePortfolios for Student Growth/Success
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Today students are producing online content that is mostly social in nature. What if we can turn that skill into a productive and long lasting valuable product? Digital Portfolios allow students to keep record of their progress through years of schooling in addition to providing a forum for reflective practice. Students are also able to document progress in projects and/or competitions thus building a strong career and college readiness foundation.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52722
Motivating Learners- Practical Strategies for Cross Curricular Achievement
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Motivation hinges on students' perception of their abilities to succeed or fail. Research has established that if students are successful about 70% of the time they will continue to be engaged. Participants will learn practical cross-content area strategies, with concrete examples of how to implement these strategies in the classroom in order to increase intrinsic motivation and engagement. The scientific-based research of Marzano will be addressed in this session.
Registration for this session has ended
Session VII
(Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Session ID: 52723
English Language Proficiency Standards(ELPS) for Secondary Teachers 6-12
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
The LIAG tool is to support teachers identify the essential components for providing K-12 instruction commensurate with ELs’ linguistic needs. The consistent integration of these components is critical in lesson planning in order to meet the linguistic and academic needs of ELs.
This session is full.
Session ID: 52725
Reading Really Big Words K-5
Seats Available: 15
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
How can they understand if they can't read the words? Students often struggle with decoding multi-syllabic, content-specific vocabulary. Learn some turn-around strategies to help students unlock words and their meanings.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52727
Reading Strategies for All Learners 3-8
Seats Available: 9
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Wilson Room

Important Breakout Information:
In this session you can expect to learn motivating strategies for all learners, an understanding of the reciprocal nature of reading and writing, and how the reading process works. You will be able to address the different learning styles and have a toolbox of reading and writing strategies. When you implement what you learn in this session, you can expect your students to understand the writing process, improve their literacy skills, and develop metacognitive skills. The scientific-based research used in this session is from the New Jersey Writing Project, the Sabal Palms Rio Grande Valley Writing Project, Strategic Learning in the Content Areas – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Project Pathways Module (TEA), Wisconsin CRISS research, Anita Archer’s research on Reading Strategies for Adolescents, Stauffer (1975), Florida Center for Reading Research, Viewing and Representing Critical Media Module (TEA), and the Center for Reading Language Arts (University of Texas Austin). The research says that because of the
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52729
Jigsaw & Instructional Strategies
Seats Available: 8
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Teachers could benefit from using the Jigsaw strategy to help increase student engagement. With the 4 C’s at the core of each lesson’s design, the incorporation of this strategy will aid students in their learning process. The 4 C’s are: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. This activity is based on the Jigsaw Collaborative Model, developed by Elliot Aronson in the 70’s.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52731
What Teachers Want- Classroom Management Strategies That work 1-12
Seats Available: 6
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Learn strategies to help eliminate most low-level discipline problems, reduce teacher stress, and promote academic excellence. Resulting in: empowerment and reduced stress; decreased number of disruptions in the classroom; increased student achievement; greater parental buy in and support. The scientific based research of Wong, Marzano, Kohn, and Tileston is addressed in this session.
Registration for this session has ended
Session VIII
(Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Session ID: 52724
English Language Proficiency Standards(ELPS) for Secondary Teachers 6-12
Seats Available: 4
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Atascosa Room

Important Breakout Information:
The LIAG tool is to support teachers identify the essential components for providing K-12 instruction commensurate with ELs’ linguistic needs. The consistent integration of these components is critical in lesson planning in order to meet the linguistic and academic needs of ELs.
Session ID: 52726
Reading Really Big Words K-5
Seats Available: 4
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Bandera Room

Important Breakout Information:
How can they understand if they can't read the words? Students often struggle with decoding multi-syllabic, content-specific vocabulary. Learn some turn-around strategies to help students unlock words and their meanings.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52730
Jigsaw & Instructional Strategies
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Uvalde Room

Important Breakout Information:
Teachers could benefit from using the Jigsaw strategy to help increase student engagement. With the 4 C’s at the core of each lesson’s design, the incorporation of this strategy will aid students in their learning process. The 4 C’s are: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. This activity is based on the Jigsaw Collaborative Model, developed by Elliot Aronson in the 70’s.
Registration for this session has ended
Session ID: 52732
What Teachers Want- Classroom Management Strategies That work 1-12
Seats Available: 0
Location:Education Service Center Region 20, Zavala Room

Important Breakout Information:
Learn strategies to help eliminate most low-level discipline problems, reduce teacher stress, and promote academic excellence. Resulting in: empowerment and reduced stress; decreased number of disruptions in the classroom; increased student achievement; greater parental buy in and support. The scientific based research of Wong, Marzano, Kohn, and Tileston is addressed in this session.
Registration for this session has ended




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