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Session C: 12:30 - 2:00 [clear filter]
Friday, August 2
 

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
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Speakers
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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
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Sean Kendall

Edulastic


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

12:30pm CDT

Ensuring Academic Success for At-Risk Students
Limited Capacity filling up

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 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 111

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
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Roshondra Lott

Curriculum Associates


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

12:30pm CDT

Gifted and Talented: Unpacking the New Regulations
Limited Capacity filling up

New regulations and laws have gone into place.  In this session participants will learn how to prepare classrooms to meet the new regulations. They will also gain insight into how to renew district policies, change district forms, and draft and create adaptions to present to the district school board. Participants will also see how to plan for the district audit now that documentation regulations have changed.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Davis

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 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 269, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Google Classroom for Beginners
Limited Capacity full

Some teachers have always wanted to start using Google Classroom but needed a step by step guide. This is the session for them. Using computers, teachers will walk step-by-step to create their first Google Classroom. Teachers will learn how to create their first page and add links, photos, videos and assignments.

Speakers
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Blanca Lee

Spanish Teacher, Gulfport School District


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 266, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

I Am a Librarican!
Limited Capacity seats available

As library media specialists, we wear many hats! Librarian, teacher, tutor, technology support, and more. But, we are always up for the challenge! Scholastic has coined the term, “librarican” which means, as a librarian, I can do what’s needed in my school library to help students, teachers and parents become successful. In this session, we will focus on activities for PreK through 12 grade students to support our schools. Some of the activities will include Mother Goose on the Loose, new apps, writing and illustrating comics books.

Speakers

Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 214, GHS Academic Institute Building First 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

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

In this session participants will learn about the new GSD "Positive Behavior Referral" and explore innovative ways to use it.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 257, GHS Academic Institute Building Second Floor

12:30pm CDT

Play-Based Learning in Kindergarten
Limited Capacity full

Let's explore play-based learning and find out: What is it? Why should we use it in our kindergarten classroom? How can we incorporate play in a way that supports our students' learning? Bring your ideas to share and get ready to have fun!

Speakers
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Beverly Hudson

Kindergarten Teacher, Gulfport School District


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 207, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

12:30pm CDT

Removing the Mask: Transformatinal Leadership from the Inside Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Racism, gender bias and other forms of marginalization intensify social and psychological stressors of boys of color. Internalized stress fosters unconscious, learned, hard-wired behaviors that perpetuate more suppressed anger/frustration. This session teaches skills to transform the leadership potential from the inside out through somatic practices. Participants should expect to participate in discussions that focus on identifying the support young boys of color need when removing the mask.


Friday August 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 274, GHS Academic Institute Building Second 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.

Speakers
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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
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 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.

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
avatar for Marla Carney

Marla Carney

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

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!

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Billings

Meredith Billings

3rd Grade Teacher, Bayou View Elementary School
avatar for April Hoyt

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