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Session B: 9:45 - 11:15 [clear filter]
Friday, August 2
 

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

Athletic Dept. Coaches Meeting (HS/MS Coaches only)
This session will serve as an orientation for Gulfport Athletic Department middle and high school coaches.

Speakers
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Bryan Caldwell

Athletic Director, Gulfport School District


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

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

Digital Tools for Success!
Limited Capacity filling up

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 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 255, GHS Academic Institute Building Second 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
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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

Ensuring Academic Success for At-Risk Students
Limited Capacity seats available

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 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 111

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
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

Navigate the Waves: How to Foster a Healthy Classroom Culture through Positivity
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will explore innovative ways to use the new GSD “Positive Behavior Referral.”


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 257, 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
Limited Capacity filling up

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
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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

Mentor Teacher, Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary School
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

Referral to Placement: Student Transition to The Learning Center
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed primarily for counselors, TST Chairs, administrators and anyone else who works in the placement process to the alternative school.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bellipanni

Tim Bellipanni

Principal, The Learning Center
Principal at the Learning Center
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Nikki Witherspoon

Assistant Principal, Gulfport School District


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 203, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

9:45am CDT

Speech-Language Pathologists Role in MTSS
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a collaborative session for implementation of speech/language interventions in the multi-tier system of supports (MTSS).

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 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 276, 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

Science Curriculum Specialist, Department of Instructional Programs
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

Teaching Made FUN!
Limited Capacity full

Discover ways to engage even the most reluctant of students with this session on fun, engagement strategies for all grade levels.

Speakers
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Kasey Kelley

2nd Grade Teacher, Central Elementary School
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Susan McCay

Art Teacher, Central Elementary School


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 258, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

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 School


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

9:45am CDT

Using GradeCam for Effective Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

From bellwork to exams, we will provide information on how to use GradeCam for formative and formal assessment. We will explore the feedback that can be provided in the blink of an eye to help you build better assessments and understand what your students are really learning.


Friday August 2, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am CDT
Room 216, GHS Academic Institute Building First 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