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Session A: 8:00 - 9:45 [clear filter]
Friday, August 2
 

8:00am CDT

10 Tools You Can Use Tomorrow - Secondary
Limited Capacity full

Participants will be introduced to free and easy websites that can be used TOMORROW. This interactive, hands-on session will feature websites and tools for the secondary classroom.

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 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 268, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

A Change Could Do You Good
Limited Capacity full

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
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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

Cooperative Learning Strategies for Engagement
Limited Capacity full

Whether the goal is motivation, engagement, or classroom management, Cooperative Learning can help every teacher achieve his or her goal. This session will provide some basic terminology and theory behind Cooperative Learning, and attendees will walk away with tools that can be used on Day 1 to help build an inclusive and positive culture in their classrooms. Those attending the workshop for a "refresher" will walk away with additional structures for their toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez

10th Grade ELA Teacher, Gulfport High School
Jessica Lopez has been with the Gulfport School District teaching English Language Arts at the secondary level since 2012. She has attended both the Passage Review and Item Writing Workshops presented by the Mississippi Department of Education.


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 274, GHS Academic Institute Building Second 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

Digital Tools for Success!
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will learn about the latest trends in technology for the classroom. Join us and learn how to engage students using the newest digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Lombard

Corey Lombard

7th Grade ICT II Teacher, Gulfport Central Middle School
Mr. Lombard has taught in the Gulfport School District for 23 years. He has taught Excel as part of the ICT II curriculum for approximately 10 years.


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 255, 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.

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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

Ensuring Academic Success for At-Risk Students
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on guidance and best practices to provide teachers with information on identifying barriers and risks factors facing economic disadvantage students. The presenter will assist participants with devising a plan that can be used to support students who are identified as academically challenged.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 111

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
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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
avatar for Mandy Gunter

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
Limited Capacity full

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 →
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Miral Patel

Mentor Teacher, Gulfport School District
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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

School Nurses: Building Bridges from Health to Education
Limited Capacity seats available

A general overview of the following topics will be presented:
  • Physical Assessment: Secrets to Success for the School Nurse
  • Stop the Bleed
  • What Kids Know and You Don't: The Underside
  • Technology Addiction
  • I Was Almost a School Shooter
  • Personal Climate and Culture: It's What Makes a Difference
  • Documenting to Stay Out of Court: Understanding and Applying Standard of Care to Practice in the School Setting

Speakers
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Stacey Waldrop

School Nurse/Registered Nurse, Gulfport School District


Friday August 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Room 260, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

8:00am CDT

Set the Stage to Engage!
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

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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
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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