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Friday, August 2
 

8:00am CDT

A Change Could Do You Good
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Most people want progress, but they don't want change. Change is a scary thing, and having change thrust upon you can be terrifying. Whether you have chosen to embark upon a new challenge or a challenge has presented itself and you will not back down, this session is for you. Based on the best-selling simple parable Who Moved My Cheese? participants will explore how change comes about, what can happen if we try to resist it, and how to make the best of it. Bring your running shoes!

Speakers
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Joshua Lindsey

Principal, West Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 276, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

A Day in the Life of a Teacher's Assistant
Limited Capacity full

Meghan Froman has served as a teacher's assistant in the Gulfport School District for the last four years. She is a graduate of the TAP program and the GHS Teacher Academy.  In this session, Mrs. Froman will share with you the rules, procedures, and expectations of a teacher's assistant.  She will also share valuable information that will make your experience as a TA beneficial to not only you but also the teachers and students you work with.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Froman

Meghan Froman

2nd grade teacher


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 258, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Be a Googlicious Leader! Leveraging Google Tools for Productivity and Creativity
Limited Capacity full

Use G Suite tools to make your job easier! Learn tips and tricks for Chrome and Google apps such as using Google Keep for productivity, Google Classroom for flipped or blended staff development, and Google Chrome extensions such as Screencastify to record and flip meetings. 

Speakers
avatar for Simone Fairley

Simone Fairley

Principal, Pass Road Elementary
Simone Fairley is a graduate of Gulfport High School. Ms. Fairley received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995 and her master's degree from William Carey College in 2002.  She is also National Board Certified in Career and Technical Education... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 266, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Classroom Management - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for Engagement
Limited Capacity full

The session will discuss and demonstrate classroom management strategies through the use of positive behavior interventions and supports to boost student engagement and participation in instruction.

Speakers
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Aaron Diaz

Principal, Central Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 257, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Coding and STEAM… It starts with you!
Limited Capacity seats available

As computer science instruction grows, it’s important for math, science, English
and social studies teachers to encourage computational thinking and coding skills into their instruction to strengthen their existing curriculum and to build bridges for those skills. Join this hands-on, interactive session using Micro:bits and Gigglebots as we explore strategies to incorporate computer science concepts and activities into core content areas into classroom instruction.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 219, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Digital Tools for Learning, or How to Not Digitize the Past
Limited Capacity seats available

Students use digital tools every day, both inside and outside the classroom. Learn how to use the power of digital tools to curate content for your students. Using the Schlechty lens of design and engagement, we’ll also explore tools for students to use to create products to show what they know. Our focus will be on tools to increase student engagement.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 275, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Edulastic for New Users
Limited Capacity full

Edulastic is a technology-enhanced assessment solution that can be used for classroom formative assessments as well as district common assessments. This session will provide an introduction to how Edulastic empowers teachers with instant classroom data that shows who's on track and who needs help so that they can take action and see growth.

Speakers
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Sean Kendall

Edulastic


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 250, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Gearing up for Ready Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know all about Ready Math? Whether you are a first time user or seasoned veteran, this session will give you an in depth look into the Ready Math curriculum and best practices for classroom implementation.

Speakers
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Roshondra Lott

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 273, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Gearing up for Ready Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know all about Ready Reading? Whether you are a first time user or seasoned veteran, this session will give you an in depth look into the Ready Reading curriculum and best practices for classroom implementation.

Speakers
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Sam Deffes

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 272, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Get Your Teach On - Increasing Academic Rigor
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Are you interested in upping the engagement of all students and increasing rigor in your classroom?  This session will leave you feeling empowered, motivated, and prepared to create dynamic lessons that will challenge your students and leave them hungry for more.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle LeDoux

Danielle LeDoux

Kindergarten Teacher, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary School
Danielle Ledoux is entering her 5th year of teaching. She teaches Kindergarten at Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary. She has served as a Grade Level Anchor, Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher, is the After Care Coordinator, and is over the Yearbook. In her spare time she teaches dance!
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Alana Moore

Special Education Teacher
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Alicia Thompson

1st Grade Teacher, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 207, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Helping Traumatized Children Learn
Limited Capacity full

Once schools understand the educational impacts of trauma, they can become safe, supportive environments where students make the positive connections with adults and peers they might otherwise push away, calm their emotions so they can focus and behave appropriately, and feel confident enough to advance their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Payne

Shannon Payne

Psychometrist, Special Services Department
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Vanessa Stennis

School Psychologist, Special Services Department


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 203, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Look Within. Look Beyond. Reflect and Act!
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What does your building/classroom say about Mathematics? Look around, does your building/classroom support Mathematics instruction? In this session, effective mathematical tasks and strategies will be presented from this year's National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2019 Annual Meeting. Featured speaker, Greg Tang's, websites, games, and activities will be shared and are sure to enhance any mathematics classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Estes

Nicole Estes

5th Grade Math Teacher, Bayou View Elementary
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Mandy Gunter

3rd Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 221, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Making PDFs Interactive with Kami
Limited Capacity full

Digital curricula is now the standard for many schools and districts. The problem? Many of those resources are shared in a manner that does not allow for students to truly interact and be engaged. Because of this limitation, you're often forced to run paper copies of your PDF student materials, and work with pencils and paper. In this session, learn how to pair your PDF-file curricular materials with Kami, a Google App that allows you to assign and manipulate any type of document .

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Stein

Marcus Stein

Director of Professional Development - AXI Education Solutions, AXI Education Solutions
If I were to describe my teaching style in one word, it would be AUTHENTIC. I'm unabashed about my love of education, both with students and teachers, and try my best to connect every lesson to a real-world scenario. While my core passion is teaching English, I also have an extreme... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 264, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Reading Intervention Strategies-Mini Book Study
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Educators will complete a mini book study of the book, "40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K-6 Students." This book provides a well-rounded collection of research based reading interventions strategies that can be used to support struggling readers in their classrooms. The book also provides teacher-friendly sample lesson plans that the classroom teacher can readily adapt. Participants will leave with strategies they can implement immediately and their own copy of this valuable resource.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Brachear

Sheila Brachear

Mentor Teacher, Central Elementary School
Sheila Brachear has 9 years experience in education with a focus in 4th grade ELA.  She is an alumni of the Gulfport School District and holds a Master's degree in Education from William Carey University.  She has spent time teaching students at Central Elementary, Pass Road Elementary... Read More →
MP

Miral Patel

Mentor Teacher, Gulfport School District
avatar for Trish Stoll

Trish Stoll

Instructional Coach, Pass Road Elementary
Trish Stoll is an advocate for high educational standards, literacy, and the arts. Stoll is passionate about collaborating with teachers and educating children.


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 205, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Relationships Matter: Creating Classroom Community
Limited Capacity full

Students need to enter a classroom where they know they are safe and loved. This presentation will provide tips and strategies for teachers to take into their classrooms and immediately build positive, life-long relationships with their students.  

Speakers
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Thessaly Walker

4th Grade Teacher, Pass Road Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 252, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Set the Stage to Engage!
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Are you ready to learn research based strategies from the Get Your Teach On 2019 National Conference that are guaranteed to light your classroom on fire? Participants will walk away with tips, tricks, best practices, and teacher secrets to building a successful, engaging and rigorous classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alicen Balius

Alicen Balius

2nd Grade Teacher, West Elementary


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 214, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Trauma Informed Schools
In this session participants will gain an understanding of trauma in a broad and inclusive way, learn how the brain and body respond to stress and trauma, learn to recognize the effects of trauma on students, staff and schools, and learn how to apply the knowledge gained about trauma in the classroom.

Speakers
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Jennifer Moak

Director of Special Services, Special Services Department
Jennifer Moak is the Director of Special Services for the Gulfport School District. She is currently serving in her third year in this capacity.


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
GHS Library

8:00am CDT

CPR Training for School Personnel
Limited Capacity filling up

This hands-on skills training prepares staff to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in students and co-workers.


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:45am CDT
Room 202, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

8:00am CDT

Multi-Tiered System of Supports - Annual Updates and Best Practices
Limited Capacity full

In this half-day session, updated state/district policies and procedures will be reviewed, along with best practices regarding academic and behavioral interventions to ensure the MTSS process is effective by increasing student achievement at each GSD site. Participants should include Assistant Principals acting as Teacher Support Team Chairpersons, K-8 counselors, site interventionists, and any other TST core team members.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Ladner

Suzy Ladner

Intervention Specialist, Special Services Department
Suzy Ladner has worked in the Gulfport School District twenty-six years. She began her career as a Special Education teacher at Pass Road Elementary for fourteen years, and has been the District Intervention Specialist for the past twelve years. Suzy has attended many Mississippi... Read More →
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Andre' Slade

Behavior Specialist, Special Services Department
Andre' Slade has been an educator for twenty-five years teaching both general and special education students. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education with an endorsement in Emotional Behavioral Disorders. Andre' has been the Behavior Specialist for Gulfport School District... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am CDT
Room 254, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

"Teaching and Engaging with Poverty in Mind" by Eric Jensen
Limited Capacity full

This session will share evidence-based strategies that will help you raise your struggling students to grade level (or above), reduce discipline issues, and bring back the joy in teaching.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 207, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

Battling Boredom: Strategies to Spark Student Engagement
Limited Capacity full

This session focuses on the relationship between boredom, engagement, and behavior. The majority of the session will focus on specific strategies for teachers to use in the classroom setting to engage students in meaningful learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ellett

Jennifer Ellett

4th Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School
avatar for Mandy Gunter

Mandy Gunter

3rd Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 221, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

Building Positive Teacher-Student Interactions
Limited Capacity full

The number one factor in predicting a child’s academic success is the presence of positive teacher-student interactions. Teachers can be educated and equipped with the most effective teaching strategies, but if those teachers can’t build meaningful relationships with students, they will never be able move students to transformational Quad D learning. Learn the key strategies to shift from a culture focused on adults to a culture focused on students.

Speakers
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Holly Sparks

5th Grade Teacher, Central Elementary School
Holly Sparks has taught 5th grade science in GSD for the past 11 years.


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 262, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

Coding and STEAM… It starts with you!
Limited Capacity seats available

As computer science instruction grows, it’s important for math, science, English
and social studies teachers to encourage computational thinking and coding skills into their instruction to strengthen their existing curriculum and to build bridges for those skills. Join this hands-on, interactive session using Micro:bits and Gigglebots as we explore strategies to incorporate computer science concepts and activities into core content areas into classroom instruction.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 219, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

CPR Training for School Personnel
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on skills training prepares staff to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in students and co-workers.


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 202, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

Edulastic for New Users
Limited Capacity full

Edulastic is a technology-enhanced assessment solution that can be used for classroom formative assessments as well as district common assessments. This session will provide an introduction to how Edulastic empowers teachers with instant classroom data that shows who's on track and who needs help so that they can take action and see growth.

Speakers
SK

Sean Kendall

Edulastic


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 250, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

Effective Classroom Management Strategies for Upper Elementary
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide effective strategies for dealing with students with difficult behavioral issues in the upper elementary classroom (grades 3-5).

Speakers
avatar for Kami Brock

Kami Brock

5th Grade Teacher, Gulfport School District
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Kris Copeland

5th Grade Teacher, West Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 222, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

I Didn't Know Promethean Did That!
Limited Capacity full

Sometimes the little things have huge impacts. For instance, a simple timer can help keep you and your students on pace towards mastering learning objectives. In this session, explore the top 5 "little things" with Promethean that can have HUGE impacts on classroom engagement, interactivity, and collaboration. Tips and tricks with Hardware (ActivBoards, ActivPanels) and Software (ActivInspire, Classflow) will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Stein

Marcus Stein

Director of Professional Development - AXI Education Solutions, AXI Education Solutions
If I were to describe my teaching style in one word, it would be AUTHENTIC. I'm unabashed about my love of education, both with students and teachers, and try my best to connect every lesson to a real-world scenario. While my core passion is teaching English, I also have an extreme... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 264, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

iReady - I'm New to You!
Limited Capacity filling up

If you are new to the district or a novice teacher you may be wondering about the difference between Ready and iReady. This session is for you! You will get hands on experience with the iReady platform and be READY to go on your first day of school. This session is for K-8 Math and ELA teachers only.

Speakers
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Roshondra Lott

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 273, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

Playful Learning Experiences That Enable Every Student to Succeed
Limited Capacity full

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Play is not frivolous: it enhances brain structure and promotes executive function (ie, the process of learning, rather than the content), which allow us to pursue goals and ignore distractions.” This session will help give you a jumpstart on purposeful play in the classroom based on my journey with LEGO Education and The LEGO Foundation.

Speakers
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Wendy Lizana

Special Services, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 252, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

Polish Up the Tools in Your ELA Toolbox II
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Participants will learn strategies for adding a little "extra" to the tools in the GSD toolbox. This session will provide hands-on activities and will require audience participation. The presenters will share techniques for improving ELA foundational skills.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Brachear

Sheila Brachear

Mentor Teacher, Central Elementary School
Sheila Brachear has 9 years experience in education with a focus in 4th grade ELA.  She is an alumni of the Gulfport School District and holds a Master's degree in Education from William Carey University.  She has spent time teaching students at Central Elementary, Pass Road Elementary... Read More →
MP

Miral Patel

Mentor Teacher, Gulfport School District
avatar for Trish Stoll

Trish Stoll

Instructional Coach, Pass Road Elementary
Trish Stoll is an advocate for high educational standards, literacy, and the arts. Stoll is passionate about collaborating with teachers and educating children.


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 205, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

Press the “Refresh” Button!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have knowledge of the Schlechty Center frameworks for design and engagement? Are you ready for a refresher course on ways to design engaging work? We’ll discuss the five Profile Elements which describe how students respond to their schoolwork. Once we have an understanding of how students respond, we’ll delve into how to use the 10 Design Qualities to design engaging work and develop ways to assess your designs.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 275, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

STEM - Let's Get Cooking!
Limited Capacity seats available

What does a STEM activity really look like?  Teachers will  learn how to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math with purpose.  Teachers will participate in a fun and exciting STEM activity that can easily be modified to cover K-5 math and science standards. Teachers will be guided through the process to create, test, and improve upon a solar oven design.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson

Virtual Learning Coordinator, Science Curriculum Specialist
avatar for Carol Davis

Carol Davis

Math Curriculum Specialist, Department of Instructional Programs


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
GHS Library

9:45am CDT

Tech Tools for Teachers and Students
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will explore a variety of digital tools and STEM activities that are available to teachers and students.

Speakers
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Anne H. Wolford

Special Services, Anniston Avenue Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 214, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

Technology Tools To See If They "Get it" - Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity full

This session will showcase free websites and tools that allow teachers to quickly assess if students understand what is being taught.

Speakers
avatar for Dionne Lombard

Dionne Lombard

Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Support Services
Dionne Lombard is starting her eighth year as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Gulfport School District. As an Instructional Technology Specialist, Ms. Lombard provides various technology training to teachers and staff. She has attended state and national level technology... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 268, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

Up Your Google Game!
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will explore various Google tools that will help educators increase engagement, strengthen understanding, develop important skills, and personalize learning.

Speakers
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San Miller

4th Grade Teacher, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary School
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Tiara Sawyers

4th Grade Teacher, Pass Road Elementary


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 266, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

9:45am CDT

What Should a Ready Classroom Look Like? - Administrators Only
Limited Capacity seats available

Administrators will see a demonstration of an exemplar Math and ELA Ready Lesson. Administrators will also get a checklist of what you should see during a classroom visit in regards to a Ready Lesson.

Speakers
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Sam Deffes

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 272, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

10 Tools you Can Use Tomorrow - Elementary
Limited Capacity full

in this session teachers will be introduced to 10 free websites, apps, and extensions they can use to integrate technology in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Riemann

Tracy Riemann

Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Support Services
Tracy Riemann has been an instructional technology specialist for the Gulfport School District for 5 years. She provides technology training for teachers and staff. Prior to this position, Tracy taught Career Discovery and ICT 1 at Bayou View Middle School.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 268, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
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In this session participants will have an opportunity to meet a representative from Tobii-Dynavox who will discuss the process of funding and applying for speech generating devices.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cameron

Liz Cameron

Special Education Case Manager, Special Services Department
Liz Cameron is a Speech-Language Pathologist and has been working within the educational setting for 7 years.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 276, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Cast a Spell on School Climate, Culture, and Morale....Make Your Year Magical!
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will learn about ways to positively increase school climate, culture, and moral.  This session will focus on information from the Josten's Renaissance National Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Cook

Tonya Cook

Kindergarten Teacher, Gulfport School District
"Love, Learn, Teach, and Laugh"...
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Sarah Groue

4th Grade Teacher, Anniston Avenue Elementary
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LaKeisha Jones

Special Services, Anniston Avenue Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 255, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Co-Teaching: A Match Made in Heaven
Limited Capacity full

A detailed journey through our year of true co-teaching in a full inclusion classroom from a professional educator point of view as well as a professional clinician point of view and the match that was made. We will discuss the classic co-teaching strategies used, what worked, what didn't work, as well as some unique strategies that we discovered along our journey. We will also include in the session a Q&A open discussion forum to discuss the importance of the 'Psychology' of co-teaching.

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Kasey Kelley

2nd Grade Teacher, Central Elementary School
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Nicole Ribet, M.Ed., MT-BC

Special Education Inclusion Teacher/Music Therapist, Gulfport School District
Nicole is a Board Certified Music therapist with more than ten years of clinical experience working in hospitals, facilities, and child development centers throughout the southern region of Mississippi and New Orleans. She brings her clinical experience into the classroom as a special... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 258, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Coding and STEAM… It starts with you!
Limited Capacity seats available

As computer science instruction grows, it’s important for math, science, English
and social studies teachers to encourage computational thinking and coding skills into their instruction to strengthen their existing curriculum and to build bridges for those skills. Join this hands-on, interactive session using Micro:bits and Gigglebots as we explore strategies to incorporate computer science concepts and activities into core content areas into classroom instruction.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 219, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

12:30pm CDT

CPR Training for School Personnel
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on training gives staff the skills they need to effectively respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in students and co-workers.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 202, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

12:30pm CDT

Digital Tools for Learning, or How to Not Digitize the Past
Limited Capacity seats available

Students use digital tools every day, both inside and outside the classroom. Learn how to use the power of digital tools to curate content for your students. Using the Schlechty lens of design and engagement, we’ll also explore tools for students to use to create products to show what they know. Our focus will be on tools to increase student engagement.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 275, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Edulastic for Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Edulastic is a technology-enhanced assessment solution that can be used for classroom formative assessments as well as district common assessments. This session will provide an overview of how Edulastic empowers teachers with instant classroom data that shows who's on track and who needs help so that they can take action and see growth.

Speakers
SK

Sean Kendall

Edulastic


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 250, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Escape the Boredom
Limited Capacity filling up

Escape the boredom when you can't escape the classroom. Participants will work there way through STEM activities to escape the boredom that comes form endless classroom lessons. This is a great way to engage all students in cross curricular learning. Participants will also see how to design a successful escape room activity for their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson

Virtual Learning Coordinator, Science Curriculum Specialist
avatar for Carol Davis

Carol Davis

Math Curriculum Specialist, Department of Instructional Programs


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
GHS Library

12:30pm CDT

Gearing up for Ready Math
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to know all about Ready Math? Whether you are a first time user or seasoned veteran, this session will give you an in depth look into the Ready Math curriculum and best practices for classroom implementation.

Speakers
RL

Roshondra Lott

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 273, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

iReady - We're Old Friends!
Limited Capacity seats available

You may be wondering what else you need to make this year a iREADY success. This session is for you! You will get "behind the screen" secrets to make this year with iReady the best yet! This session is for K-8 Math and ELA teachers only.

Speakers
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Sam Deffes

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 272, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Kagan: Transforming Your High Risk Classroom
Limited Capacity full

In this session participants will learn how to transform a high risk classroom into a positive environment. They will receive tools and techniques to reach and support the "hardest to reach and teach students". Participants will also be provide strategies to incorporate balanced literacy into their curriculum with these high risk students.

Speakers
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Alden Johnson

Librarian, Central Elementary School
avatar for Andrea Walker

Andrea Walker

1st Grade Teacher, Central Elementary School
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Jordan Gilmore

4th Grade Teacher, Central Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 222, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

12:30pm CDT

Make and Take Music Centers
Limited Capacity full

In this session elementary music teachers will meet and create some music games which can be used K-5th for Centers.

Speakers
avatar for Nancie Simmons

Nancie Simmons

Music Teacher, Gulfport School District
I am an Elementary General music teacher. I love to plan activities that will get kids excited about making music, and music is an activity that one can participate in all of their life!


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 216, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

12:30pm CDT

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This is a power-point presentation geared toward new teachers to help them understand and identify current mental and behavioral issues children face.

Speakers
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Dr. Hope Beaver

Gulfport Behavioral Health System


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 205, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

12:30pm CDT

Ruby Payne's Approach at Reducing Anger, Anxiety, and violence in the classroom
Limited Capacity full

In this session participants will look at the underlying causes of anger, anxiety, and violence; how they develop and the tools that can be used to change those responses.

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Andre' Slade

Behavior Specialist, Special Services Department
Andre' Slade has been an educator for twenty-five years teaching both general and special education students. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education with an endorsement in Emotional Behavioral Disorders. Andre' has been the Behavior Specialist for Gulfport School District... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 254, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Screencasting for the Flipped Classroom
Limited Capacity full

In this session, learn how to get started with Flipped Learning lessons by creating your own video lesson library using a tool that records your screen as you teach. Why use Khan Academy videos when you can create your own!?

Speakers
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Marcus Stein

Director of Professional Development - AXI Education Solutions, AXI Education Solutions
If I were to describe my teaching style in one word, it would be AUTHENTIC. I'm unabashed about my love of education, both with students and teachers, and try my best to connect every lesson to a real-world scenario. While my core passion is teaching English, I also have an extreme... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 264, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Tech Talk - What is This New Language?
Limited Capacity full

In this session participants will get the "buzz" on all the new apps for teachers and students.  Also participants will learn how to introduce the technology into the classroom.

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Brandy White

Library Media, Anniston Avenue Elementary


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 260, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

The WRITE Stuff
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on a variety of writing strategies teachers can use to promote student writing success and increase motivation to write. This session will incorporate information from the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing.

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Marla Carney

5th Grade Teacher, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary
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Rachel Gillenwater

5th Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 262, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

What Happens in Vegas Comes Back to Essential Pieces
Limited Capacity full

In this session participants will feel as if they attended the SDE conference.  Attendees from this summer will share strategies, techniques, and lessons learned from the SDE National Conference in Las Vegas.  You missed the conference don't miss the debrief!

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Meredith Billings

3rd Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School
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April Hoyt

3rd Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 221, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

Chromebooks, Chromebook Management, and More
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This session will provide participants with an understanding of Chromebooks, helpful tips for managing Chromebook carts, and general technology tips and tricks.

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Jonathan Nave

Computer Technician, Technology Support Services
Jonathan Nave has been in technology for 18 years and has been employed by Gulfport School District for 6 years. He has been a technician and technology trainer during his 18 years in technology.


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 266, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This session will highlight a variety of learning strategies for teachers to use in the K-5 classroom and show how to factor in students' individual learning styles and levels of readiness.

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Laura Clay

2nd Grade Teacher, Gulfport School District
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Lindsey Freeman

3rd Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 221, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

EdTech...Teaching with a Twist
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Learn various tips and tricks to take your teaching to the next level. Attendees will gain insight on various technology applications which can be seamlessly integrated into your current lesson plans. Let's put a twist on your current teaching practices through the world of EdTech!

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Rebecca Whittet

BVMS 6th Grade ELA, Gulfport School District


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 214, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

Edulastic for Experienced Users
Limited Capacity seats available

Edulastic is a technology-enhanced assessment solution that can be used for classroom formative assessments as well as district common assessments. This session will provide will provide an overview of the Summer 2019 updates and an in depth look at the features provided by Edulastic for student assessment.

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Sean Kendall

Edulastic


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 250, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Free Tech Tools A-Z!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will be introduced to free tech tools that can easily be implemented in the classroom to engage students in learning activities and formative assessments.

Speakers
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Heather Chesman

Assistant Principal, Gulfport School District
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Tess Lawrence

Principal, Bayou View Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 252, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Gearing up for Ready Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know all about Ready Reading? Whether you are a first time user or seasoned veteran, this session will give you an in depth look into the Ready Reading curriculum and best practices for classroom implementation.

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Sam Deffes

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 272, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Geo-Inquiry by National Geographic
Limited Capacity seats available

The Geo-Inquiry Process allows you to analyze space, place, and the interconnections between both the human and natural world. Through this process students begin to connect complex components, see patterns, and make connections that change their communities.In this course we will begin making connections to the Geo-Inquiry Process, your Teaching Practice, and provides an in-depth look at how to implement it with your students.

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Melanie Davis

Gifted Teacher, Central Elementary
Melanie Davis has been a teacher of gifted for five years. She has presented at the district, region, state, and national level.


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 269, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

I Didn't Know Promethean Did That!
Limited Capacity full

Sometimes the little things have huge impacts. For instance, a simple timer can help keep you and your students on pace towards mastering learning objectives. In this session, explore the top 5 "little things" with Promethean that can have HUGE impacts on classroom engagement, interactivity, and collaboration. Tips and tricks with Hardware (ActivBoards, ActivPanels) and Software (ActivInspire, Classflow) will be shared.

Speakers
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Marcus Stein

Director of Professional Development - AXI Education Solutions, AXI Education Solutions
If I were to describe my teaching style in one word, it would be AUTHENTIC. I'm unabashed about my love of education, both with students and teachers, and try my best to connect every lesson to a real-world scenario. While my core passion is teaching English, I also have an extreme... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 264, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Increasing Vocabulary in Diverse Populations
Limited Capacity full

This session will discuss speech/language techniques that can be used within the general education setting to increase vocabulary skills.

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Liz Cameron

Special Education Case Manager, Special Services Department
Liz Cameron is a Speech-Language Pathologist and has been working within the educational setting for 7 years.


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 276, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

iReady - I'm New to You!
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are new to the district or a novice teacher you may be wondering about the difference between Ready and iReady. This session is for you! You will get hands on experience with the iReady platform and be READY to go on your first day of school. This session is for K-8 Math and ELA teachers only.

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Roshondra Lott

Curriculum Associates


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 273, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Press the “Refresh” Button!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have knowledge of the Schlechty Center frameworks for design and engagement? Are you ready for a refresher course on ways to design engaging work? We’ll discuss the five Profile Elements which describe how students respond to their schoolwork. Once we have an understanding of how students respond, we’ll delve into how to use the 10 Design Qualities to design engaging work and develop ways to assess your designs.

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Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 275, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Promoting Student Engagement through Literature
Limited Capacity seats available

Dull to Dynamic!  This session will give participants a look into how to use literature to support other content areas while promoting student engagement in the classroom.

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Glen East

Superintendent


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 257, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Q.R. Crazy
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Teachers will be shown different ways to use Q.R. codes in the classroom to enhance learning while making it fun. The presenter will also give teachers some classroom management tips using Q.R. codes.

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Tracy Riemann

Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Support Services
Tracy Riemann has been an instructional technology specialist for the Gulfport School District for 5 years. She provides technology training for teachers and staff. Prior to this position, Tracy taught Career Discovery and ICT 1 at Bayou View Middle School.


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 268, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Ready, Set, Go- Make Math Engaging
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This session will help teachers develop ways to create engaging math lessons using the Ready Book.  Open yourself to a world of possibilities.

Speakers
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Angela August

Principal, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary School
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Robin Auringer

Assistant Principal, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 216, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

So You Have Students With Disabilities In Your Class.....Now What?
Limited Capacity full

What to expect and strategies for success - theirs and yours.  In this session participants will gain a better understanding of students with disabilities and what they can accomplish in the classroom.  Participants will gain a better understanding of how to use small accomplishments as large successes.

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Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 255, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Strategies to Enhance Literacy of Students Receiving Special Education Services
Limited Capacity full

In this session participants will be provided with strategies to improve the education of SPED students through enhanced literacy.

Speakers
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Louis Henderson II

Special Education Teacher, Gulfport School District
My name is Louis Henderson, I have been teaching special education for over twelve years. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I am currently doing a extensive amount of research on the best practices in special education.


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 203, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

Teaching Writing: From Enraging to Engaging
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This session will focus on fostering an appreciation and love for writing for underprivileged students. As presenters, we will share strategies that other educators can take to their classrooms and immediately apply with their students. We will also provide tips on providing background knowledge to students who lack various experiences that will give them the appropriate tools to be successful writers.

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Shaylah Pringle

Art Teacher, West Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 254, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

2:15pm CDT

Using Communication Skills to De-escalate a Crisis
Limited Capacity full

This is a power-point presentation aimed to assist teachers in recognizing a crisis situation and how to use communication skills to de-escalate that crisis.

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Dr. Hope Beaver

Gulfport Behavioral Health System


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 205, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor