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Session D: 2:15 - 3:45 [clear filter]
Friday, August 2
 

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.

Speakers
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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

Classroom Management: Effective Strategies for Middle School
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When they are bored problems escalate.  This session will give participants effective strategies to engage middle school students,  eliminated the boredom, and promote classroom management.

Speakers
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Patricia Moss

Principal, Gulfport Central Middle School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 262, 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!

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
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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

Genetic Technologies for All Classrooms (GTAC) - A Vertical Alignment Session for 8th and 9th Grade Science Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide the opportunity for vertical alignment of 8th and 9th grade science. Science educators will address school-level genetics, genomics and biotech content that should be covered of the course of two years.

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Bruce Hoyt

9th Grade Science Teacher, Gulfport School District
16 years teaching science at GHS - former work in medical technology and pharmaceuticals - specifically microscopy of all forms in medical microbiology and hematology.
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Angela Lee

8th Grade Science Teacher, Bayou View Middle School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 260, 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.

Speakers
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Melanie Davis

Gifted Teacher, Central Elementary School
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

HelloEarlyLitCon
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We will present a variety of low-prep/high yield instructional strategies that are simple and free to implement and that will leave you feeling confident in your planning and instruction in your K-2 classroom.

Speakers
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Ashley Fallo

Kindergarten Teacher, Pass Road Elementary
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Leslie Mullinix

Kindergarten Teacher


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 219, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

I Didn't Know Promethean Did That!
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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
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

Implementing ACT Practice and Review in the Classroom
Participants will review use of Gradecam for ACT practice and learn strategies for effective ACT practice and review.

Speakers
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Christine Salminen

English Teacher, Gulfport High School


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
GHS Library

2:15pm CDT

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

Speakers
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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

Let's Talk About The Money
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This session will discuss funding, funding sources, crowdfunding, funding guidelines, and district budgeting.

Speakers
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Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy

Director of Technology, Technology Support Services
Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy is the Director of Technology.
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Dana Fleming

Chief Financial Officer, Finance Department
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Velma Johnson

Federal Programs Coordinator, Central Office


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 202, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor

2:15pm CDT

Performing Miracles in the Classroom
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 Each year, students’ engagement levels drop as they go through their academic careers. Learn how to keep your students engaged and decrease classroom disruptions.  


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 222, GHS Academic Institute Building First 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.

Speakers
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Glen East

Superintendent, Central Office


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.

Speakers
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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.

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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?
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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
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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

Talking to Text: Writing in the Reading Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to increase student engagement in daily writing? This presentation with hands-on learning incorporates resources from the National Writing Project C3WP bank and integrates activities from Thomas McCann’s Transforming Talk into Text. Participants will explore strategies aimed at building strong writers.

Speakers
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Trina Brenot

ELA Curriculum Specialist, Department of Instructional Programs
Trina Brenot has served as an educator with Gulfport School District for over 12 years. During her years with the district, Trina has taught English Language Arts and social studies. Additionally, she served as the Reading Coach at Bayou View Middle School. Prior to teaching, Trina... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 258, GHS Academic Institute Building Second 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
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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

2:15pm CDT

Writing is Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

What writing strategies are you using to assist your students? This session will incorporate information from the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing. 

Speakers
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Jackie Wintruba

Instructional Coach, Anniston Avenue Elementary


Friday August 2, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Room 207, GHS Academic Institute Building First Floor