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Tuesday, July 9
 

7:15am

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Tuesday July 9, 2019 7:15am - 8:00am
Taylor Student Union Building

8:00am

Keynote - Kids Deserve It!
Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It!, Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class and his brand new release Sparks in the Dark. He has also written the 2018... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Fine Arts Auditorium

10:10am

Framework for Understanding Poverty - Overview
This course will be an overview of the curriculum created by Ruby Payne, created to provide an understanding of class differences. We will discuss how to apply those general principals in the classroom to encourage and motivate students. We will explore our own background and experiences with poverty, and learn how to apply that in our classrooms and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Rothweiler

Amy Rothweiler

School Counselor, Magic Valley High School
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked for the Twin Falls School District for 16 years, most recently as the school counselor at the district's alternative high school.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 102

10:10am

Growing your PLN
We are better together!  What is a PLN?  It is a Professional Learning Network - a group of people who confirm and challenge your thinking in order to make you a better version of yourself.  In today's world, a PLN can extend outside of your school, district, and even state or country.  In this session we will explore the WHY behind having a PLN and ways to grow your PLN using social media tools.  For those of you who know me, you know Twitter will be one of those tools - because I am passionate about that AND because educators are one of the largest groups using Twitter - for the purpose of supporting each other.  Come learn how to GROW your PLN!  FYI - you will need a device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) for this session.  Here is a link to my presentation:  Growing Your PLN  Twitter Notes

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 214

10:10am

Harnessing the Power of Community Partners
We've all had those days where we're one step ahead of our students and while all teachers are experts at "fake it 'till we make it", what if your students could access real experts right in your own community? With the power of technology, your community could even grow to include people in different states or countries! If you are interested in tapping into the endless power of community partners, bring your questions, ideas, and device! We'll connect with other educators, share ideas about community partners, and collaborate to create The Giant List of Southern Idaho Community Experts.



For attendees:
Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Fagpx3OtI23xwC8uEiLYxvjzszHP1czO-kWyk1l3Lvc/edit?usp=sharing 
Giant List of Southern Idaho Community Experts: FORM TO ADD EXPERTS https://forms.gle/mEBMyB3zjcWGF1s5A 
Giant List of Southern Idaho Community Experts: DATABASE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SWgNJFK3Y2UOYiVqtpDVJEZ0mLWCFr9AJr_alK_1DWA/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Jaysa Fillmore

Jaysa Fillmore

Ag Instructor, College of Southern Idaho
I've spent the last 10 years in the high school classroom and am looking forward to a new journey in the post-secondary world. I am excited to join the Agriculture Department at the College of Southern Idaho as an Ag Instructor for 2019-2020. I have two daughters in elementary school... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 109

10:10am

Professional Portfolios using Teacher Vitae
Learn how to customize your portfolio, add artifacts, tag artifacts to district/state adopted tags. Participants will also learn how to use Teacher Vitae to collect, tag and prepare their portfolio for the Master Educator Premium submission. Organize evidence and artifacts privately, share at your discretion.

* Supports rich text narratives, attachments of all major types (videos, images,

documents, pdfs,) and tagging to district evaluation domains.

* Automatically archives evaluations throughout the year

* Designed to detach & move with the educator

* Configurable to state and district professional standards

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Braun

Cindy Braun

Trainer, Silverback Learning Solutions
Cindy Braun has been a trainer for Silverback Learning for the past 6 years. She has experience in training all of our products: Mileposts, Teacher Vitae and edifyAssess. Cindy has a natural connection to educators, as she has worked as a teacher for the past 25 years in the state... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 103

10:10am

Storytelling Could be Your Superpower, Too!
Our brains are wired for stories. A storyteller can captivate an audience - can transform the atmosphere of a room in a matter of moments, creating a climate where engaged listeners are primed to become engaged learners. This session will help you find your own storytelling style and show you how to leverage this superpower in any classroom or public speaking forum.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Roberts

Laurie Roberts

teacher, Timberline High School
Laurie Roberts is heading into her 32nd year of teaching high school English in Idaho. She spent fifteen years teaching at her alma mater, Kellogg High School, and is entering her seventeenth year at Timberline High School in Boise. She loved teaching 9th and 10th graders in Kellogg... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 118

10:10am

Telling Your Story
Learn the importance of telling your story. Because if you don’t someone else will. You’ll also gain literacy and tech tools to help others find the strength to tell their stories too.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It!, Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class and his brand new release Sparks in the Dark. He has also written the 2018... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Fine Arts Small Theater

10:10am

Onboarding and Welcome Canvas Tour
Speakers
JS

Joshua Sakelaris

Early College Senior Coordinator, CSI


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Taylor 276

10:10am

Behavior Basics: Helping Kids Act Better
Behavior basics: Helping Kids Act Better. Why do so many of our students have a hard time in the classroom? Challenging behavior affects everyone, not just the child who is pinching, stealing, or blurting out every other minute. We want more than anything to help our students reach their full potential but that can't happen when students are in the office or hallway because of chronic disruptive behavior. Participants in this session will learn the basic principles of behavior and how to make decisions that create positive learning environments for all kids. Learn how to recognize the principles of behavior in individual student behaviors or problem routines in your classroom. Then make decisions that will decrease the development of new problem behaviors to ensure your students learn better ways to meet their needs.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Miner

Renee Miner

Associate Director, SESTA, BSU, Boise State University, Special Education Support & Technical Assistance (SESTA)



Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 105

10:10am

Intentional planning to Extend Language Development Throughout the Day
Shifts in language and learning standards have elevated expectations of students and teachers alike. It is clear that “English learner students need additional help and teachers need a great deal of support” (Goldenberg, 2013, p.5).

Education Northwest’s Framework for Intentional Planning Practice is a set of standards-based planning principles designed to elevate language practice and extend language development throughout the school day. This four step process coaches teachers to analyze their standards for language development opportunities. Further, these practices model effective scaffolding and formative assessment practice to ensure that students are rising to standards. This 80 minute session provides an overview of Intentional Planning Practice with a deeper dive into steps one and two. This session is designed for any educator that serves language learner students.

Speakers
RS

Rosie Santana

Educational Consultant, Education Northwest


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 117

10:10am

Invasives in your neighborhood
Limited Capacity seats available

Start with a problem that’s real, relevant, and engaging then immerse students in active, problem-based learning. Build students’ problem-solving skills to help them see life in a whole new way. Students choose the subject they care about for their project and design their own solutions with the problem-based learning path. Students complete their science research and deepen understanding of the chapter concepts. Relevant investigations build skills for real-life problem solving.

Facilitator: Colin Schwartzmann

Speakers
avatar for Colin Schwartzmann

Colin Schwartzmann

K-12 Curriculum Specialist, Pearson


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 209

10:10am

Improving the Experience, Learning and Team Skills Of Student Groups Through Peer Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

If you use student groups in your classes, peer assessments are an important strategy. They affect student accountability, provide visibility into group issues, and enable personal feedback directly to individual students. This session will take you inside real feedback from actual student groups to generate strategies to help student teams work together more effectively. //

The session also includes a demonstration of PeerAssessment.Com -- a new application for automating the peer assessment process. It will save you time administering peer assessments, enable more frequent formative assessments, and automatically distribute peer feedback to students for improving their team skills.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Anson

Rob Anson

Emeritus Professor & Founder, Boise State University
I'm looking for instructors who would like to try out a new tool to make student group project/assignment experiences more positive and successful.Successful experiences require conditions in which...* Team members have Individual Accountability* Instructors can monitor evolving Team... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 115

10:10am

PBIS 101
This session will provide information on the basics of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). Using examples from Idaho schools, we will review the major components of the PBIS framework and discuss how to apply it school wide. We review the "why" behind PBIS and talk about the importance of setting school-wide expectations and teaching those to our students. We will discuss reinforcement, the functions of behavior, and the importance of creating a menu of consequences to help support our students when they struggle. Exploring the process of data-based decision making and how to collect and use data for problem solving will also be addressed.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bubak-Azevedo

Katie Bubak-Azevedo

Director, Boise State University
Katie, an Idaho native, has worked in education for more than fifteen years, holding a variety of positions such as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, professional development facilitator, and consultant. Her focus is to promote positive learning environments through academic... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 110

10:10am

PBL/Passion Projects/Genius Hour
Project Abstract:

Students will be given the time, support and resources to learn about and create a plan to address/support their problem/passion. Students will complete a project proposal that will be reviewed by and approved by parent, teacher, and administration. The student proposals will follow a set format and include a project plan. Students will comb through the content standards and decide on a list of the standards which will be addressed. Students will made suggestions on how the project will be shared at the end of the semester. Students will work on creating annotated bibliography listing relevant research and

submit a position paper for final grading towards ELA standards.

Students will follow a timeline in which steps will be checked throughout the semester.

Students will increase their lexile scores throughout the process of this project by reading text, communicating about what they read and applying it to their position/project. (Will use Empower 3000 Level Set Test pre and post)

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Oberg

Kristy Oberg

Canyon Ridge High School
Kristy Oberg just completed her 20th year as a public school educator. She has a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education; and a M. Ed. in Building Administration. She has taught grades K-12, general education and special education in both traditional public school and charter... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 108

10:10am

Every Early Childhood Educator is a Science Teacher (even if you're eally not into that stuff)
If "I teach four-year-olds, I don't have to deal with science" is your motto, I've got news for you. You don't have a classroom full of preschoolers, you have a classroom full of little scientists. The good news is, there are countless ways to incorporate child-led, screen-free science in your early childhood classroom. The other good news is, you're going to love doing it. In this session, we'll talk about how to turn on your science brain and start injecting science and math into everything you do with your students. We'll talk about teaching early learners the scientific method using child-led learning, how to pair books with science and math in a way that kids find irresistible, and how to do it for very, very cheap. This session will include plenty of hands-on exploration time and is geared to be accessible to both educators who already have a love for science and educators who are less-than-enthusiastic about it. Don't worry, we'll get you there!

Speakers
avatar for Kasi Allen

Kasi Allen

Children's Librarian, Twin Falls Public Library
I am a children's librarian at the Twin Falls Public Library, and I have been in libraries for a little over 5 years. Before bumping into librarianship, I was an ELL preschool teacher in Chicago, IL. I'm professionally and personally super interested in science, especially science... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 201

10:10am

It’s All About People: Building Perspectives and Empathy in the Social Studies Classroom
This session will support student engagement with Social Studies content through the power of story and historical perspective that builds empathy and understanding. Participants will learn strategies that immerse students through the use of primary and secondary sources, analyzing multiple perspectives, sensory supports, and technology. Help students critically examine the past and develop personal connections in the Social Studies classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 104

10:10am

Let’s Talk About Learning
Have you ever felt that students are not given enough time to discuss academic learning among themselves? Have you thought that group work just didn’t make the grade in your classroom? If you want to learn a more student-centric way of teaching and personally witness students having more “aha” moments, then learn how effective Cooperative Learning Groups can help put back the focus on students. In this session, you will learn how to solve common problems and grading issues. Plus, you’ll be given supportive tools to create a better collaborative classroom, which may help motivate your students to learn more than ever before.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Perez

Samuel Perez

EL Case Manager/Instructor, West Ada School District
My parents were very poor migrant workers when they married. Shortly afterward, I was born in a southern Texas border town. We eventually migrated up the Mississippi River and finally settled in Wisconsin where I learned English and graduated from high school. I attended a small four-year... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 204

10:10am

Idaho Science Standards In Action - Secondary
Secondary - What shifts do the new Idaho Science Standards and new science assessment really represent? This session will explore how the standards are organized and how the driving force for instructional practices shifts from content to science practices and how the new science assessment aligns with these shifts.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron McKinnon

Aaron McKinnon

State Department of Education



Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 114

10:10am

CANCELLED: Beyond Batman: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Serious Subjects (Upper Elementary)
When many of us think of graphic novels and comic books, we think of superheroes. In recent years there’s been an explosion in the publishing world: graphic novels have gone far beyond superheroes, and include nonfiction and fiction across genres and content areas. These books are engaging for proficient readers and support literacy for all readers. This hands-on session will explore the best recently published graphic novels, including nonfiction works for history, science, geography, and art classrooms. We’ll also look at multiple genres of fiction in graphic novel format, and see how they can provide access points and connections to ELA curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Rollins

Quinn Rollins

Teacher, Granite School District
Quinn Rollins is an educator in Granite School District, first at Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville, and more recently as the district social studies curriculum specialist. In previous lives he was a cartoonist and toy designer, which led him to using toys and comic books with his... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 116

10:10am

The Power of Storytelling
There is a sentence that I call “teacher magic.” I can take a room full of bored, impatient, and frustrated students and change their attitude with this single sentence. This sentence excites students as they sit up a little and lean forward. This sentence can quiet a room in a matter of seconds. This sentence is a simple one; but a profound one: I have a story to tell.

Do you want to increase engagement in your class? Storytelling is one of many tools to increase engagement. Come to my session and unlike most magicians; I will share with you my “teacher magic.”

Speakers
avatar for Cori Warwood

Cori Warwood

Social Studies Teacher, Filer Middle School
Cori Warwood grew up in Buhl, Idaho along the Snake River. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho in History and Biology Education. Cori began her teaching career in Vernal, Utah for two years. After deciding to be closer to family, she returned... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 107

10:10am

Utilizing Adobe Spark Suite in the Classroom
A delightful journey into the intricacies that are the Adobe Spark Suite. Taught by three accomplished elementary teachers with lessons that are applicable to the elementary and educational environment. Please bring a device to utilize as this will be an engaging hands on experience for all participants, the inclusion of a device will optimize your experience in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Danelle Stutzman

Danelle Stutzman

Teacher/Principal, Minidoka
avatar for Josh Greenwalt

Josh Greenwalt

Teacher, Heyburn Elementary
Fifth Grade teacher at Heyburn Elementary. District tech integration specialist. Conversationalist.
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Deborah Buxton

Elementary Teacher, Minidoka County
3rd Grade teacher at Heyburn Elementary, school technology integration specialist.



Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 113

10:10am

Choose Your Own Adventure: Writing and Publishing Narratives Using Digital Technology
“If you follow the knight into the cave, turn to page 22. . . .” You remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure books from the library as a child. Now it’s time to use game books as a springboard for teaching narrative writing! In this session, teachers will learn to apply choose-your-own-story structure to narrative fiction or nonfiction writing. Participants will plan the first few pages of a story, then learn to link their pages for alternate endings. Discussion time is built in for sharing strategies for teaching writing across the disciplines and incorporating tech in the classroom. Teachers do not need electronic devices to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ballard

Amy Ballard

English Teacher, Camas County High School School
I'm a Christian teacher in the public school. Stop by my blog, christianteacherpublicschool.blogspot.com. I teach 9-12th grade English, creative writing, and speech. I'd love to connect!


Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 211

10:10am

11:30am

Lunch
Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:50pm
TBA

12:50pm

Sketchnoting 101
Make thinking and learning visible through Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is a way to make thinking and learning visible. Learn why sketchnotes are great for multimodal learning and help with retention. Learn how to implement sketchnotes, the pedagogy and brain science behind it, and walk away with ideas for classroom implementation.

Sketchnoting Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Director of Student Achievement, Minidoka County School District #331
I love learning - whether it is hands-on, reading a book, or listening to someone teach me something new. There is nothing more exciting than learning something new and using it to better my skill-set. I am the Director of Student Achievement for Minidoka County School District, but... Read More →
avatar for Brittni Darrington

Brittni Darrington

Technology Integration Coach, Minidoka County School District
Master of Educational Technology, Level 2 Google Certified


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 1:05pm
Shields 113

12:50pm

Brain Architecture and the Developing Child
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop uses the Brain Architecture Game developed by the Harvard Center on the Developing Child to demonstrate the impact of both positive and adverse experiences on the developing brain.  It is both a good learning opportunity and fun.  We have used it to train professionals working with all age groups who have found it a useful exercise to understand certain behaviors in the classroom.  It is also a tool you can use in your school or in the community.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman

Executive Director, Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho
Roger Sherman is the Executive Director of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, which is also the state affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. Under Roger's leadership, the Trust has greatly expanded its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, introduced new ways of preventing Shaken... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 201

12:50pm

Misconceptions of Reinforcement
If you ever heard (or thought) the following about reinforcement, this session is for you!

"Reinforcement doesn't work"

"He shouldn't need reinforcement, he should just do what is asked"

"She can do it, she just won't"



Effective reinforcement is the most powerful tool of teaching, yet there is great misunderstanding about what it truly is and how to use it.

What is called "reinforcement" is many times the mis-use of a reward or privilege as either a "bribe" (quid pro quo) or a "lure" (an offer after the unwanted behavior). This session will clarify what effective reinforcement is and is not. The misuse of rewards can delay learning and make unwanted behavior worse!

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cox

Andrea Cox

Behavioral Coordinator, Andrea Cox
I completed by BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) credential in 2018. I have been serving individuals with disabilities for over 20 years as a therapist, special education teacher, and state-wide behavioral coach. I am most passionate about analyzing environmental barriers and... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 105

12:50pm

Professional Portfolios using Teacher Vitae
Learn how to customize your portfolio, add artifacts, tag artifacts to district/state adopted tags. Participants will also learn how to use Teacher Vitae to collect, tag and prepare their portfolio for the Master Educator Premium submission. Organize evidence and artifacts privately, share at your discretion.

* Supports rich text narratives, attachments of all major types (videos, images,

documents, pdfs,) and tagging to district evaluation domains.

* Automatically archives evaluations throughout the year

* Designed to detach & move with the educator

* Configurable to state and district professional standards

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Braun

Cindy Braun

Trainer, Silverback Learning Solutions
Cindy Braun has been a trainer for Silverback Learning for the past 6 years. She has experience in training all of our products: Mileposts, Teacher Vitae and edifyAssess. Cindy has a natural connection to educators, as she has worked as a teacher for the past 25 years in the state... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 103

12:50pm

Relationship Building with Difficult Students
Limited Capacity full

Trying to make a real connection with difficult students and engage them in learning can drain our energy. We often wonder “Can I do this?” and if so, “Where do I even start?” Through stories, some science, examples, and reflection we will investigate the importance of relationships and why they are the cornerstone for everything we do with students. We will explore evidence-based practices for building relationships with challenging students. Finally, we will discuss some specific strategies to experiment with in the classroom. Participants will leave with ideas to take back and put into practice with all students right away.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bubak-Azevedo

Katie Bubak-Azevedo

Director, Boise State University
Katie, an Idaho native, has worked in education for more than fifteen years, holding a variety of positions such as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, professional development facilitator, and consultant. Her focus is to promote positive learning environments through academic... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 110

12:50pm

Resolve, Plan, Dream
Resolutions tend to get a bad name (it's said 92% of New Year's resolutions fail), but with two-word resolutions, we can begin to explore what’s next, what matters, and how we can get where we want to go. “Resolve, Plan, Dream” is a goal-setting protocol for the classroom, the professional learning community, the staff meeting, and beyond. Participants will experience this process firsthand and then explore ways to reimagine it for their own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Roberts

Laurie Roberts

teacher, Timberline High School
Laurie Roberts is heading into her 32nd year of teaching high school English in Idaho. She spent fifteen years teaching at her alma mater, Kellogg High School, and is entering her seventeenth year at Timberline High School in Boise. She loved teaching 9th and 10th graders in Kellogg... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 118

12:50pm

School-based Grief Response Teams
Several Magic Valley Schools have expressed interest in forming Grief Response Teams. This session will explore resources a school can have in place to respond to the array of student needs from an individual loss of a loved one, to a mass event impacting multiple individuals in a school or community. Because Kids Grieve (formerly Kids Count Too) will lead a discussion of educational impact of grief, school needs, tools for student assessment, online resources designed to support schools and bereaved students, and a menu of programs that can be provided from within the school community or through community outreach.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Woods

Kate Woods

I’m a mental health counselor and a volunteer with Because Kids Grieve (formerly Kids Count Too). Before my private counseling practice, my experience included directing Career and Counseling Services at CSI and 10 years as a Senior Operations Manager with Fedex.Because Kids Grieve... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 109

12:50pm

Telling Your Story
Learn the importance of telling your story. Because if you don’t someone else will. You’ll also gain literacy and tech tools to help others find the strength to tell their stories too.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It!, Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class and his brand new release Sparks in the Dark. He has also written the 2018... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Fine Arts Small Theater

12:50pm

12:50pm

Title IX and our Role as Educators
The Title IX administration team for the College of Southern Idaho will engage participants on the compliance of Title IX as it relates to K-12 education and our role as educators within the Title IX process.

Speakers
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Jason Ostrowski

Dean of Students, College of Southern Idaho


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Taylor 276

12:50pm

Green Screen
The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to make teachers comfortable with green screen technologies so that they can help students produce innovative digital stories on an iPad. This will be achieved with several practical projects that will build teacher confidence and give them the skills they need to succeed, regardless of whether they have any experience in this area or not.

Participants will be introduced to the 'script, shoot, edit, share' mantra of video production. They will be shown how to create video (and images) using an iPad and a green screen.

Through hands-on experiences, participants will learn that green screen is more than just a novelty, and will reflect on ways in which it can be used effectively to create digital projects that would be difficult, if not impossible, to create without the use of green screen.

We will be using Green Screen by Do Ink. This is an IOs  app  that costs, I will have  some ipads with me that you can use to learn on. 

If you want to follow along with the presentation
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oox92DHUpV-0vJZICRIFTQTSLjEbmZPkQGDGCAwiFus/copy

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Evans

Elissa Evans

Tech Leader and instructional coach, Minidoka County School District
I am currently an instructional coach. I love helping teachers become the kind of amazing teacher they want to be. I was the technology integration specialist at Paul Elementary for 3 years. There is nothing more exciting than seeing people (kids, teachers, admin) learn something... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 102

12:50pm

If He Could, He Would: Rethinking the Emotional Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

As any K-5 teacher knows, meeting the varied social-emotional needs in the typical 21st-century elementary classroom is no small feat. This presentation asks participants to consider whether common behavior systems, such as clip charts, are truly creating the best emotional environment for our students. Whether you currently use clip charts or not, you are invited to inquire with us regarding how we can approach behavior as a teachable skill, dialogue with others teachers regarding this approach, and learn about resources that can support your courageous efforts to meet the social-emotional needs of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy McMorrow

Tammy McMorrow

first grade teacher, Indian Creek Elementary
Tammy McMorrow has taught first grade for twenty-five years in Kuna, Idaho. She firmly believes she’s ultimately in charge of her own professional development, and she’s been blessed with the time, space, and energy to constantly learn and repeatedly outgrow her best teaching... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 115

12:50pm

Intentional planning to Extend Language Development Throughout the Day
Shifts in language and learning standards have elevated expectations of students and teachers alike. It is clear that “English learner students need additional help and teachers need a great deal of support” (Goldenberg, 2013, p.5).

Education Northwest’s Framework for Intentional Planning Practice is a set of standards-based planning principles designed to elevate language practice and extend language development throughout the school day. This four step process coaches teachers to analyze their standards for language development opportunities. Further, these practices model effective scaffolding and formative assessment practice to ensure that students are rising to standards. This 80 minute session provides an overview of Intentional Planning Practice with a deeper dive into steps one and two. This session is designed for any educator that serves language learner students.

Speakers
RS

Rosie Santana

Educational Consultant, Education Northwest


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 117

12:50pm

Istation, A Schoolwide Approach
Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy implemented a schoolwide Istation blended-learning program three years ago in order to increase levels of student achievement and engagement at our school. This multifaceted tool helped us increase reading proficiency on the ISAT by 19 percentage points last year. Come explore ideas on how to use Istation in your school and maneuver through the scope, sequence, assessments, and reports.

Speakers
avatar for Joel F.  Weaver

Joel F. Weaver

Director, Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 108

12:50pm

Seesaw: Digital Portfolios for All Ages
Learn how Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work. Connect with parents and families! Seesaw gives families an immediate and personalized window into their child’s school day, and makes communication with teachers seamless. Watch how it can ease teacher workload and promote independence among students! Seesaw saves time on organization and parent communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills.

Speakers
avatar for KerriAnn Burch

KerriAnn Burch

Teacher, Pillar Falls Elementary
My name is Kerrianne Burch, and I am officially addicted to implementing technology in my classroom. I have been teaching in the Twin Falls area since 2009 after moving here from Arizona. I graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo in 1999 with my degree in Elementary Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 211

12:50pm

Teaching the new Idaho Science Standards
Rigorous science instruction shifts the focus from learning about a topic to figuring out why or how something happens. It engages the student with inquiry and problem solving related to real-world phenomena and everyday situations. This session will explore how to utilize the Idaho Science standards to increase the level of student thinking by engaging them in higher-level questioning, academic discussions, and thoughtful work. This session will also examine how utilizing scientific phenomena helps to answer the question “why do I need to learn this” for students and build a relevant connection from the real world to the content.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Freeland

Emily Freeland

Instruction and Leadership Coach, International Center for Leadership in Education - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Science should be something students DO not just learn about! As a former high school Physics and Chemistry teacher, I always worked to get students to love science as much as I do. When I took on an adjunct position teaching college-level Introductory Chemistry and Physical Science... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 114

12:50pm

12:50pm

Let’s Talk About Learning
Have you ever felt that students are not given enough time to discuss academic learning among themselves? Have you thought that group work just didn’t make the grade in your classroom? If you want to learn a more student-centric way of teaching and personally witness students having more “aha” moments, then learn how effective Cooperative Learning Groups can help put back the focus on students. In this session, you will learn how to solve common problems and grading issues. Plus, you’ll be given supportive tools to create a better collaborative classroom, which may help motivate your students to learn more than ever before.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Perez

Samuel Perez

EL Case Manager/Instructor, West Ada School District
My parents were very poor migrant workers when they married. Shortly afterward, I was born in a southern Texas border town. We eventually migrated up the Mississippi River and finally settled in Wisconsin where I learned English and graduated from high school. I attended a small four-year... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 204

12:50pm

Looking at Social Studies Through the Lens of a Historian
Have you ever wondered how to teach social studies in a meaningful way that is both engaging and useful to students? How do you get students to really learn content rather than just memorize a set of facts for the test and then quickly discard them? This session shows how to bring specific historical analysis skills into the classroom so students are successfully engaging with the content, examining historical events and/or people like a historian, and making connections between the past and the present or even the future.

Speakers
avatar for Wendie Munoz

Wendie Munoz

Teacher, Canyon Ridge High School


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 104

12:50pm

CANCELLED: Beyond Batman: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Serious Subjects (Secondary)
When many of us think of graphic novels and comic books, we think of superheroes. In recent years there’s been an explosion in the publishing world: graphic novels have gone far beyond superheroes, and include nonfiction and fiction across genres and content areas. These books are engaging for proficient readers and support literacy for all readers. This hands-on session will explore the best recently published graphic novels, including nonfiction works for history, science, geography, and art classrooms. We’ll also look at multiple genres of fiction in graphic novel format, and see how they can provide access points and connections to ELA curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Rollins

Quinn Rollins

Teacher, Granite School District
Quinn Rollins is an educator in Granite School District, first at Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville, and more recently as the district social studies curriculum specialist. In previous lives he was a cartoonist and toy designer, which led him to using toys and comic books with his... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 116

12:50pm

The Teacher's Toolbox
Have you ever felt that some weeks the kids are bored... you are bored... everything is blah blah blah? Luckily over the past few years I have learned some great techniques to add to my teaching toolbox to liven things up. I want to share ways to switch out the old worksheets, turn reading or review into a game, get the kids moving and make the kids excited. You could even say, trick the kids into learning! I will give you some simple tools, most requiring no technology, that you can add to your toolbox to increase student engagement and retention!

Speakers
avatar for Cori Warwood

Cori Warwood

Social Studies Teacher, Filer Middle School
Cori Warwood grew up in Buhl, Idaho along the Snake River. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho in History and Biology Education. Cori began her teaching career in Vernal, Utah for two years. After deciding to be closer to family, she returned... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 107

2:20pm

School's a PIC/NIC when you understand behavior!
When you understand behavior, you have the power to shape the future! Some educators feel frustrated, lost, or discouraged by challenging or unwanted behavior on the part of their students. Many educators are familiar with the idea that consequences can alter behavior. The larger secret is that not all consequences are created equal. During this session participants will have an opportunity for hands on practice utilizing the PIC/NIC too. The PIC/NIC will evaluate their student's behavior, as it relates to the environment. Through the use of the PIC/NIC educators are empowered and encouraged to bringing about the best of behavior from their students.

Speakers
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Audrey Kennedy

Idaho SESTA - Boise State University


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Shields 105

2:20pm

iPhone Photography
Tired of blurry, boring pictures? Learn how to better utilize the camera on your iPhone. Learn fun apps, which will enhance your pictures for that perfect photo during this hands-on workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Hepworth

Heather Hepworth

Principal of Acequia Elementary, Acequia Elementary School



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 106

2:20pm

School-based Grief Response Teams
Several Magic Valley Schools have expressed interest in forming Grief Response Teams. This session will explore resources a school can have in place to respond to the array of student needs from an individual loss of a loved one, to a mass event impacting multiple individuals in a school or community. Because Kids Grieve (formerly Kids Count Too) will lead a discussion of educational impact of grief, school needs, tools for student assessment, online resources designed to support schools and bereaved students, and a menu of programs that can be provided from within the school community or through community outreach.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Woods

Kate Woods

I’m a mental health counselor and a volunteer with Because Kids Grieve (formerly Kids Count Too). Before my private counseling practice, my experience included directing Career and Counseling Services at CSI and 10 years as a Senior Operations Manager with Fedex.Because Kids Grieve... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 109

2:20pm

Taking Student Understanding Deeper with Summarizing
Do you want your students to move beyond passively receiving information to actively processing information? “Summarization” seems like “old hat” but it is a powerful practice that is sometimes forgotten. Learn how you can move your students from just being consumers of information to processors who then transform that information into knowledge that sticks.  During this session, you will take away actionable strategies that you can use with students tomorrow. This is a hands-on session - you will practice the strategies using content from our Keynote, Todd Nesloney!  Here is a link to my presentation: Taking Student Understanding Deeper with Summarizing

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 107

2:20pm

Transform Your Instructional System
This session will provide an actionable definition for Response to Intervention (RTI) and showcase the importance of systems at all levels. Participants will learn how to use a system of instruction to provide differentiation and intervention while utilizing assessment to drive decision making. RTI can be the vehicle to improve instruction and outcomes without adding additional programs or curriculum. Come see how you can transform your system to lead to better outcomes for ALL students.

Speakers
avatar for Alayna Knop

Alayna Knop

ELA Literacy Assessment Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education


P20 pdf

Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 110

2:20pm

What Do You Want to be Known For?: The Power of a Classroom Mantra
Limited Capacity seats available

Peter Johnston says, "The language that teachers (and their students) use in classrooms is a big deal." This presentation asks participants to intentionally and purposefully plan the use of powerful language, in the form of mantras, that can be spoken into classrooms and schools on a daily basis. Participants will discover that powerfully repeated phrases have the potential to affect our students now and in the future. They also have the power to change us. If you're a teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, this session is for you. Come and join us if you'd like to deeply consider what you'd like to be known for in your classroom or school.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy McMorrow

Tammy McMorrow

first grade teacher, Indian Creek Elementary
Tammy McMorrow has taught first grade for twenty-five years in Kuna, Idaho. She firmly believes she’s ultimately in charge of her own professional development, and she’s been blessed with the time, space, and energy to constantly learn and repeatedly outgrow her best teaching... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 115

2:20pm

Sketchnoting 101
Make thinking and learning visible through Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is a way to make thinking and learning visible. Learn why sketchnotes are great for multimodal learning and help with retention. Learn how to implement sketchnotes, the pedagogy and brain science behind it, and walk away with ideas for classroom implementation.

Sketchnoting Keynote

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Director of Student Achievement, Minidoka County School District #331
I love learning - whether it is hands-on, reading a book, or listening to someone teach me something new. There is nothing more exciting than learning something new and using it to better my skill-set. I am the Director of Student Achievement for Minidoka County School District, but... Read More →
avatar for Brittni Darrington

Brittni Darrington

Technology Integration Coach, Minidoka County School District
Master of Educational Technology, Level 2 Google Certified


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 113

2:20pm

2:20pm

Dual Enroll Instructor Training; Jonathan Lord; General Education Outcomes Assessment; Whitney Smith-Schuler
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Lord

Jonathan Lord

Associate Dean of Early College, College of Southern Idaho
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Whitney Smith-Schuler

Department Chair, General Education, College of Southern Idaho


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Taylor 276

2:20pm

Exploring Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) has repeatedly shown several benefits for students including a better understanding of content, higher engagement, and retention of subject matter. Several Studies have proven the effectiveness of PBL in a variety of areas such as 21st century competencies, motivation, and academic achievement. This includes studies that analyzed the effects in high poverty schools. Additionally, the results include positive outcomes for closing the achievement gap. I will share my experiences utilizing PBL in the elementary classroom. The strategies and tools are useful for all grades. Join me as we explore how PBL works and tools/tips for implementing it within your classroom. This is a working session with time set aside to do planning.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Youngman

Shannon Youngman

5th Grade Teacher, Twin Falls School District
My name is Shannon Youngman and I have been teaching since 2009. I have taught both elementary and middle school. I went to Boise State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2008. My minors were Social Studies, Geography and Earth Science. I am... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 117

2:20pm

Green Screen
The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to make teachers comfortable with green screen technologies so that they can help students produce innovative digital stories on an iPad. This will be achieved with several practical projects that will build teacher confidence and give them the skills they need to succeed, regardless of whether they have any experience in this area or not.

Participants will be introduced to the 'script, shoot, edit, share' mantra of video production. They will be shown how to create video (and images) using an iPad and a green screen.

Through hands-on experiences, participants will learn that green screen is more than just a novelty, and will reflect on ways in which it can be used effectively to create digital projects that would be difficult, if not impossible, to create without the use of green screen.

We will be using Green Screen by Do Ink. This is an IOs  app  that costs,  ( well worth the cost in my opinion)  I will have  some ipads with me that you can use to learn on. 

If you want to follow along with the presentation
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oox92DHUpV-0vJZICRIFTQTSLjEbmZPkQGDGCAwiFus/copy

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Evans

Elissa Evans

Tech Leader and instructional coach, Minidoka County School District
I am currently an instructional coach. I love helping teachers become the kind of amazing teacher they want to be. I was the technology integration specialist at Paul Elementary for 3 years. There is nothing more exciting than seeing people (kids, teachers, admin) learn something... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 102

2:20pm

Advanced Seesaw: Digital Portfolios for All Ages
Take your use of Seesaw Digital Portfolios to the next level by utilizing the "Activities" feature, make assignments, smash apps together, and share your students' work on a blog! If you've already started with the basics of Seesaw, this is the next step to fully taking advantage of the app.

Speakers
avatar for KerriAnn Burch

KerriAnn Burch

Teacher, Pillar Falls Elementary
My name is Kerrianne Burch, and I am officially addicted to implementing technology in my classroom. I have been teaching in the Twin Falls area since 2009 after moving here from Arizona. I graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo in 1999 with my degree in Elementary Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 211

2:20pm

Istation, A Schoolwide Approach
Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy implemented a schoolwide Istation blended-learning program three years ago in order to increase levels of student achievement and engagement at our school. This multifaceted tool helped us increase reading proficiency on the ISAT by 19 percentage points last year. Come explore ideas on how to use Istation in your school and maneuver through the scope, sequence, assessments, and reports.

Speakers
avatar for Joel F.  Weaver

Joel F. Weaver

Director, Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 108

2:20pm

Teaching the new Idaho Science Standards
Rigorous science instruction shifts the focus from learning about a topic to figuring out why or how something happens. It engages the student with inquiry and problem solving related to real-world phenomena and everyday situations. This session will explore how to utilize the Idaho Science standards to increase the level of student thinking by engaging them in higher-level questioning, academic discussions, and thoughtful work. This session will also examine how utilizing scientific phenomena helps to answer the question “why do I need to learn this” for students and build a relevant connection from the real world to the content.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Freeland

Emily Freeland

Instruction and Leadership Coach, International Center for Leadership in Education - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Science should be something students DO not just learn about! As a former high school Physics and Chemistry teacher, I always worked to get students to love science as much as I do. When I took on an adjunct position teaching college-level Introductory Chemistry and Physical Science... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 114

2:20pm

The Special Education Process - Why am I here and what am I doing?
An interactive session designed for both new and experienced general education teachers to explore some of the common events in special education including IEP meeting participation, special education discipline, and the process of special education eligibility.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Director of Student Services, Hansen School District
With over 20 years working in education, Richard currently serves as the Director of Student Services for Hansen School District and oversees the districts special education, Section 504, and behavioral programs. Richard has worked in both general and special education at the classroom... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 201

2:20pm

7 Ways to Detect Fake News and the YouTube Celebrity Who Endorses It!
You won't believe the problems this session will fix! Not Everything on the Internet is True and Other Shocking Facts! In this session we will go over an infinitesimal fraction of the history of fake news, why we need to stop calling it fake news, the dangers of not teaching critical thinking, and a few ideas on how to inoculate against succumbing to inaccurate information.


Slides:
bit.ly/DetectFakes


Speakers
avatar for TJ Adams

TJ Adams

Tech Coach, Twin Falls School District


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 204

2:20pm

Escape Room Style Games in Classroom
Ever participated in an escape room game? Ever wondered how you could adapt an escape room style game for the classroom? Come learn about game based learning and then participate in an escape room game adapted for a classroom. With a limited budget, and no specialized technology, the presenters will show how the latest date night game can be used as an educational tool in your instructional design toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Janna and Ben Hamlett

Janna and Ben Hamlett

College of Southern Idaho
Ben is the program manager for the Automation Engineering program. Janna is the program manager for the Food Processing Technology program.


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Applied Technology & Innovation Center Room 120

2:20pm

It’s All About People: Building Perspectives and Empathy in the Social Studies Classroom
This session will support student engagement with Social Studies content through the power of story and historical perspective that builds empathy and understanding. Participants will learn strategies that immerse students through the use of primary and secondary sources, analyzing multiple perspectives, sensory supports, and technology. Help students critically examine the past and develop personal connections in the Social Studies classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 104

2:20pm

CANCELLED: Beyond Batman: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Serious Subjects (Secondary)
When many of us think of graphic novels and comic books, we think of superheroes. In recent years there’s been an explosion in the publishing world: graphic novels have gone far beyond superheroes, and include nonfiction and fiction across genres and content areas. These books are engaging for proficient readers and support literacy for all readers. This hands-on session will explore the best recently published graphic novels, including nonfiction works for history, science, geography, and art classrooms. We’ll also look at multiple genres of fiction in graphic novel format, and see how they can provide access points and connections to ELA curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Rollins

Quinn Rollins

Teacher, Granite School District
Quinn Rollins is an educator in Granite School District, first at Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville, and more recently as the district social studies curriculum specialist. In previous lives he was a cartoonist and toy designer, which led him to using toys and comic books with his... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 116

2:20pm

Using Google Tools in "Non-Core" Classes
This session will address ways to use Google Tools in every classroom! While this is intended to help 'non-core' teachers, everyone can find value here. Lots of times, teachers are aware of tools that are available, but don't have time to apply those tools to their teaching. Come and learn some tried-and-true ways to incorporate the free tools available through Google into your teaching! We will explore several real-life classroom options.

Speakers
avatar for Jayna Johnson

Jayna Johnson

Orchestra, Music Appreciation, Study Skills, East Minico Middle School
avatar for Meagen Andrew

Meagen Andrew

Orchestra Director, Minico High School, West Minico Middle School



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 103

2:20pm

We've got some 'splaining" to do...
You have just been informed that your assignment for next term is to teach a new course. Now what? In this session we will break into small groups consisting of "the" teacher and “students.” Each group will be given a course description and tasked with designing the course. Groups will present their course, and provide a rationale for its design. Course design elements of particular interest include: strategies to engage students, learning outcomes, possible activities, and assessments. This session’s intent is to share our collective teaching wisdom among the community of learners and to explore our conformational bias. How do humans learn...???

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ebener

Bill Ebener

Instructor, College of Southern Idaho
Bill Ebener: Wow, I never thought I’d be doing this! I suspect that’s a statement made by lots of folks. I personally try to make that statement, genuinely, at least once a day – everyday. I have no formal “education” background other than I love to learn – I’m curious... Read More →



Tuesday July 9, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 118
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

7:15am

Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday July 10, 2019 7:15am - 8:00am
Taylor Student Union Building

8:00am

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Michael Fowlin

Michael Fowlin

Dr. Michael Fowlin, better known as Mykee, is no stranger to the stage. He has been formally acting since age 11, but started creating voices (via prank calling) at age 9. In addition to his talents on stage, he has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University, in... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Fine Arts Auditorium

10:10am

Amplifying Student Voice with Flipgrid
The people doing the talking are the people doing the learning...  How do you get students to talk about their learning?  How do you broaden the scope of your classroom to broaden the audience for students - to help make learning more authentic?  How do you teach students to collaborate with others inside and outside of your classroom?  Learn how to use Flipgrid - a tool that is FREE and easy to use - to amplify the voices of students in your classroom - or staff in your school.  This is a hands-on session where you will learn by doing.  Please bring a device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) with you and get ready to have some Flipgrid FUN!  Here is a link to my presentation: Amplifying Student Voice with Flipgrid  Here is a guide from flipgrid.com:  Educator's Guide to Flipgrid

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 105

10:10am

Relationship Building with Difficult Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Trying to make a real connection with difficult students and engage them in learning can drain our energy. We often wonder “Can I do this?” and if so, “Where do I even start?” Through stories, some science, examples, and reflection we will investigate the importance of relationships and why they are the cornerstone for everything we do with students. We will explore evidence-based practices for building relationships with challenging students. Finally, we will discuss some specific strategies to experiment with in the classroom. Participants will leave with ideas to take back and put into practice with all students right away.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bubak-Azevedo

Katie Bubak-Azevedo

Director, Boise State University
Katie, an Idaho native, has worked in education for more than fifteen years, holding a variety of positions such as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, professional development facilitator, and consultant. Her focus is to promote positive learning environments through academic... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 113

10:10am

Dual Credit Agriculture
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
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JoAnn Wade

Early College Coordinator, CSI


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Fine Arts 137

10:10am

Dual Credit Allied Health
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to learn more about course offerings and curriculum for allied health/health sciences.  Back to the Basics is the theme of this session that will provide new (and old) updates from Health Sciences along with an opportunity to meet your faculty liasion.  New course(s) for dual credit will be introduced!

Speakers
avatar for RoseAnna Holliday

RoseAnna Holliday

Department Chair, Health Sciences (Allied Health Professions), College of Southern Idaho
A healthcare professional for over 25 years as a licensed, registered dietitian. As Department Chair, Dr. Holliday oversees 15 health sciences technical degrees in dental, nursing (LPN, CNA), pharm tech, surgical services, rad tech, EMT/Paramedic, physical therapy assistant and medical... Read More →
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Abby Jerome

Early College Coordinator, CSI



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Fine Arts 119

10:10am

Dual Credit Biological Sciences
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. We will explore the molecular basis of human phenotype using online bioinformatics tools. Workshop materials can be utilized & interpreted to reinforce concepts of molecular biology, evolution, Mendelian genetics, human senses, systems and many other biological concepts.

Speakers
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Fernando Valdez

Early College Coordinator, CSI
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Amy Rice Doetsch

Biology, CSI
I have been a member of the CSI Biology department for 15 years where I teach Intro Bio, Intro Micro and Cell Bio. I am a member of the American Society of Cell Biology Education Committee and am passionate about using pedagogical approaches that are both engaging for students and... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 211

10:10am

Dual Credit Business/Finance
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
CA

Crystal Ayers

Department Chair, College of Southern Idaho
MS

Michael Slagel

Professor, CSI
HB

Hailea Bunde

Early College, CSI


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Hepworth 150

10:10am

Dual Credit Communications
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
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Crystal Padron

Early College Coordinator, CSI
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Tiffany Seeley-Case

Professor of Communication, College of Southern Idaho


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Hepworth 143

10:10am

Dual Credit English/Foreign Language
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Clark Draney

Clark Draney

Department Chair / Professor, College of Southern Idaho
Who am I? Department Chair and Professor of Merit in English at the College of Southern Idaho. I love family time, photography, reading, and teaching. I volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. I attended Idaho State University (Doctor of Arts), and the University of Utah (Master... Read More →
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Jarred Aslett

Advanced Opportunities Senior Coordinator, Jarred Aslett
avatar for Kim Madsen Dill

Kim Madsen Dill

Professor of English, CSI
Kim is a Professor of English, Writing Program Administrator, and Dual Credit Mentor for the English Department at CSI. She has taught at the college since 2004 and prior to that taught junior and senior high English and Spanish. Kim's areas of interest include social justice, science... Read More →
avatar for Shelley McEuen

Shelley McEuen

Professor, CSI
Shelley started her career at Twin Falls High School, continuing on to ESL work in the Peace Corps before landing at the College of Southern Idaho in 2001. Her interests include place-based and interdisciplinary teaching, student advising, and engaging in the ever-changing world of... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 214

10:10am

Dual Credit General Education, Wellness and Humanities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lucinda Padilla

Lucinda Padilla

Early College Coordinator, CSI
WS

Whitney Smith-Schuler

Department Chair, General Education, College of Southern Idaho
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Jamie Tigue

Professor, CSI


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Fine Arts 187

10:10am

Dual Credit Math/Computer Science
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Nikcole Zamarripa

Nikcole Zamarripa

Early College Coordinator, College of Southern Idaho
I provide assistance to high school students, parents, high school staff, and the community with answers to dual credit and transitioning to CSI once they graduate high school: Admissions, Registration, Advising, Fast Forward Funding
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Ron Cresswell

Dr. Cresswell has been teaching college mathematics for 23 years and has taught everything from remedial math to Differential Equations.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 204

10:10am

Dual Credit Physical Science
Our session is for all dual credit instructors in Physical Science (Chemistry, Geology, and Physics).  If possible, come prepared to share an example of an assignment or activity that you do with your students that helps them to accomplish the objectives of the course, and helps you to know how well they learned and how you might help them better in the future.  Activities that target the general education objectives ii, iii, and iv (see below) for science will be our focus for our multi-disciplinary group.  One example that I recently learned from Steve Korecki is attached.  Please email files to Naysa Shepherd at nshepherd@csi.edu by Wednesday at 8:00 am if you would like printouts for the group.
 
If you are away from your office or computer and cannot bring an example, that’s no problem.  We will still value your participation and have plenty to discuss.
 
Below are the official Scientific Way of Knowing Student Learning Outcomes for Idaho General Education.  As mentioned above, I would like to focus on activities and assignments that target objectives ii, iii, and iv.
 
Scientific Ways of Knowing: Upon completion of a course in this category, a student is able to demonstrate at least four (4) of the following competencies.
i.                     Apply foundational knowledge and models of a natural or physical science to analyze and/or predict phenomena.
ii.                   Understand the scientific method and apply scientific reasoning to critically evaluate arguments.
iii.                 Interpret and communicate scientific information via written, spoken and/or visual representations.
iv.           Describe the relevance of specific scientific principles to the human experience.
v.            Form and test a hypothesis in the laboratory or field using discipline-specific tools and techniques for data collection and/or analysis.


Speakers
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Heidi Adams

Associate Dean for STEM Studies, College of Southern Idaho
Heidi Adams holds degrees in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry from Utah State University and the University of Michigan. Following a post-doc at the University of Texas-Health Science at Houston, she returned to the Mountain West to be near family and start her teaching career at... Read More →
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Polly Hulsey

Early College, Director, CSI


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 201

10:10am

Dual Credit Social Science
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

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Matthew C. Reynolds

Professor, CSI
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Joshua Sakelaris

Early College Senior Coordinator, CSI


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Hepworth 108

10:10am

Dual Credit Trades and Industry
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Karrie Hornbacher

Karrie Hornbacher

Early College Senior Coordinator, CSI
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Kory Lloyd

Department Chair: T & I, CSI


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Hepworth 181

10:10am

Dual Credit Visual and Performing Arts
This session is an opportunity for Dual Credit Instructors and CSI faculty to collaborate on best practices in their field of study. This session should be interactive, include examples of assignments and/or assessments and student work. This session should challenge instructors and faculty to think about the course outcomes and reflect on the way that their assignments are impacting student learning. This is content specific development for Digital Media dual credit teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Lord

Jonathan Lord

Associate Dean of Early College, College of Southern Idaho
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Laura Erickson

Professor, College of Southern Idaho
I love teaching and learning.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Fine Arts 133

10:10am

Treemendous Science –K-2 Unit from PLT. Bring your laptop or tablet!
Receive the Treemendous Science unit ($40 value) for grades K-2 from Project Learning Tree. Experience activities in which students explore and collect tree data to build understanding about how trees grow, their roles in ecosystems, and how trees and humans interact. Designed around ELA, Math and Science standards and practices, you’ll be thrilled with the intuitive unit design and interactive lessons. Teacher materials are online. Student activities are hands-on, minds-on, indoors and out – like you’d expect from PLT! Leave with the unit and a plan for using it with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Youngquist

Michelle Youngquist

Education Coordinator, Project Learning Tree/IFPC
Project Learning Tree: Award-winning teaching activities and materials for PreK-12th grade. Engaging professional development. Other resources for teaching about Idaho's amazing back yard!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 104

10:10am

App Smashing
App Smashing is the process of using multiple apps to create projects or complete tasks. App Smashing can provide your students with creative and inspired ways to showcase their learning and allow you to assess their understanding and skills. By introducing your students to a core of key apps, giving them the parameters of the project, and supporting them as they learn and create, you will very quickly be facilitating App Smashing in your classroom.
Bring your device, we will design and practice some smashes.


To follow along with the presentation
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LDm1bdawQf7ug2SrmNVUsv3PV1zsChliHOQqPpxgRYs/copy

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Evans

Elissa Evans

Tech Leader and instructional coach, Minidoka County School District
I am currently an instructional coach. I love helping teachers become the kind of amazing teacher they want to be. I was the technology integration specialist at Paul Elementary for 3 years. There is nothing more exciting than seeing people (kids, teachers, admin) learn something... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 110

10:10am

Behavior Basics: Helping Kids Act Better
Behavior basics: Helping Kids Act Better. Why do so many of our students have a hard time in the classroom? Challenging behavior affects everyone, not just the child who is pinching, stealing, or blurting out every other minute. We want more than anything to help our students reach their full potential but that can't happen when students are in the office or hallway because of chronic disruptive behavior. Participants in this session will learn the basic principles of behavior and how to make decisions that create positive learning environments for all kids. Learn how to recognize the principles of behavior in individual student behaviors or problem routines in your classroom. Then make decisions that will decrease the development of new problem behaviors to ensure your students learn better ways to meet their needs.

Speakers
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Renee Miner

Associate Director, SESTA, BSU, Boise State University, Special Education Support & Technical Assistance (SESTA)


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 108

10:10am

Exploring Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) has repeatedly shown several benefits for students including a better understanding of content, higher engagement, and retention of subject matter. Several Studies have proven the effectiveness of PBL in a variety of areas such as 21st century competencies, motivation, and academic achievement. This includes studies that analyzed the effects in high poverty schools. Additionally, the results include positive outcomes for closing the achievement gap. I will share my experiences utilizing PBL in the elementary classroom. The strategies and tools are useful for all grades. Join me as we explore how PBL works and tools/tips for implementing it within your classroom. This is a working session with time set aside to do planning.

Speakers
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Shannon Youngman

5th Grade Teacher, Twin Falls School District
My name is Shannon Youngman and I have been teaching since 2009. I have taught both elementary and middle school. I went to Boise State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2008. My minors were Social Studies, Geography and Earth Science. I am... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 117

10:10am

CANCELLED: Engaging Elementary Students with Classic Toys and Games
Come join a hands-on session that assesses learning using classic toys and games, including LEGO, action figures, superheroes, and Play-Doh. Playful assessment can be part of gamification or any classroom. Participants will discover concrete ways to connect these strategies to their own curriculum, making them true assessments instead of just a “fun activity.” Free templates and lesson ideas will engage you during the session, and be implemented in your classrooms in the fall. Energize your classroom by discovering your own passions, and make learning fun again!

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Rollins

Quinn Rollins

Teacher, Granite School District
Quinn Rollins is an educator in Granite School District, first at Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville, and more recently as the district social studies curriculum specialist. In previous lives he was a cartoonist and toy designer, which led him to using toys and comic books with his... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 116

10:10am

Idaho Science Standards In Action - Elementary
Elementary - What shifts do the new Idaho Science Standards and new science assessment really represent? This session will explore how the standards are organized and how the driving force for instructional practices shifts from content to science practices and how the new science assessment aligns with these shifts.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron McKinnon

Aaron McKinnon

State Department of Education



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 114

10:10am

If He Could, He Would: Rethinking the Emotional Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

As any K-5 teacher knows, meeting the varied social-emotional needs in the typical 21st-century elementary classroom is no small feat. This presentation asks participants to consider whether common behavior systems, such as clip charts, are truly creating the best emotional environment for our students. Whether you currently use clip charts or not, you are invited to inquire with us regarding how we can approach behavior as a teachable skill, dialogue with others teachers regarding this approach, and learn about resources that can support your courageous efforts to meet the social-emotional needs of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy McMorrow

Tammy McMorrow

first grade teacher, Indian Creek Elementary
Tammy McMorrow has taught first grade for twenty-five years in Kuna, Idaho. She firmly believes she’s ultimately in charge of her own professional development, and she’s been blessed with the time, space, and energy to constantly learn and repeatedly outgrow her best teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 115

10:10am

Critical Thinking in the Secondary Classroom
The session will share tools developed through the Critical Thinking Foundation, including the Essential Intellectual Traits, the Elements of Thought, and the Universal Intellectual Standards. Participants will engage in hands-on activities in order to gain insight into these key concepts and to gain strategies for the secondary classroom.

Speakers
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Wendie Munoz

Teacher, Canyon Ridge High School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 102

10:10am

Cross-Words: Using Puzzles to Teach Group Problem Solving
American culture values individualism and personalized recognition is expected. Yet, at the professional level, group work is required, and teams are seen as the epitome of efficiency. While we recognize the need for students to learn team dynamics, they struggle to find purpose and meaning in assigned group projects.



Come explore an original activity that can help your students discover how groups are advantageous for accomplishing work. Using crossword puzzles, you can give students an applied activity through which they can learn the benefits of groups to bring diverse perspectives and solve unified problems.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Orr

Andy Orr

Instructor, College of Southern Idaho



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 107

10:10am

Choose Your Own Adventure: Writing and Publishing Narratives Using Digital Technology
“If you follow the knight into the cave, turn to page 22. . . .” You remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure books from the library as a child. Now it’s time to use game books as a springboard for teaching narrative writing! In this session, teachers will learn to apply choose-your-own-story structure to narrative fiction or nonfiction writing. Participants will plan the first few pages of a story, then learn to link their pages for alternate endings. Discussion time is built in for sharing strategies for teaching writing across the disciplines and incorporating tech in the classroom. Teachers do not need electronic devices to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ballard

Amy Ballard

English Teacher, Camas County High School School
I'm a Christian teacher in the public school. Stop by my blog, christianteacherpublicschool.blogspot.com. I teach 9-12th grade English, creative writing, and speech. I'd love to connect!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 118

10:10am

We've got some 'splaining" to do...
You have just been informed that your assignment for next term is to teach a new course. Now what? In this session we will break into small groups consisting of "the" teacher and “students.” Each group will be given a course description and tasked with designing the course. Groups will present their course, and provide a rationale for its design. Course design elements of particular interest include: strategies to engage students, learning outcomes, possible activities, and assessments. This session’s intent is to share our collective teaching wisdom among the community of learners and to explore our conformational bias. How do humans learn...???

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ebener

Bill Ebener

Instructor, College of Southern Idaho
Bill Ebener: Wow, I never thought I’d be doing this! I suspect that’s a statement made by lots of folks. I personally try to make that statement, genuinely, at least once a day – everyday. I have no formal “education” background other than I love to learn – I’m curious... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 109

10:10am

Practical Tips for Teaching Sketchup Pro in the Classroom + 3D Printing
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about the design possibilities that are available by using Sketchup Pro in the classroom. This workshop is focused on educators who have either never taught Sketchup Pro in the classroom, or those who are looking for additional applications they may not have considered before. Topics will include design tools, project ideas, measurement, trouble-shooting designs, and incorporating 3D printing into end products. The lab will have Sketchup Pro installed and ready for participants to use. Time will be available for individuals to work on their own design ideas and to ask questions.

Session Resources:
bit.ly/2S6VEbe

Speakers
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Todd Anderson

Middle School STEM Teacher, Twin Falls School District
Undergraduate Degree: BYU, Technology Teacher Education Masters Degree: Boise State University, Educational Technology. 11 years as a middle school engineering teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. 1 year as a middle school STEM teacher in Twin Falls School District... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
Shields 103

10:10am

11:30am

Lunch
Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:50pm
TBA

12:15pm

Campus Assessment Response and Education - Helping Students Succeed Through C.A.R.E. Teams
This session is designed to provide insight into the way the College of Southern Idaho CARE team functions, what types of challenges they address regularly. 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Lord

Jonathan Lord

Associate Dean of Early College, College of Southern Idaho
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Jason Ostrowski

Dean of Students, College of Southern Idaho



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Taylor 276

12:50pm

Faith and the Public School Teacher
Can your faith coexist with your professional life? Court rulings and news headlines may shake things up, but by identifying your stance on faith in the classroom, you will face the turbulence of our changing world with more confidence. In this session, teachers will learn what the law allows and expects of teachers who hold to a religious faith; examine experiences of teachers whose actions have come under scrutiny; and share appropriate ways to live out faith in the public school environment.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ballard

Amy Ballard

English Teacher, Camas County High School School
I'm a Christian teacher in the public school. Stop by my blog, christianteacherpublicschool.blogspot.com. I teach 9-12th grade English, creative writing, and speech. I'd love to connect!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 204

12:50pm

Framework for Understanding Poverty - Overview
This course will be an overview of the curriculum created by Ruby Payne, created to provide an understanding of class differences. We will discuss how to apply those general principals in the classroom to encourage and motivate students. We will explore our own background and experiences with poverty, and learn how to apply that in our classrooms and schools.

Speakers
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Amy Rothweiler

School Counselor, Magic Valley High School
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked for the Twin Falls School District for 16 years, most recently as the school counselor at the district's alternative high school.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 102

12:50pm

Misconceptions of Reinforcement
If you ever heard (or thought) the following about reinforcement, this session is for you!

"Reinforcement doesn't work"

"He shouldn't need reinforcement, he should just do what is asked"

"She can do it, she just won't"



Effective reinforcement is the most powerful tool of teaching, yet there is great misunderstanding about what it truly is and how to use it.

What is called "reinforcement" is many times the mis-use of a reward or privilege as either a "bribe" (quid pro quo) or a "lure" (an offer after the unwanted behavior). This session will clarify what effective reinforcement is and is not. The misuse of rewards can delay learning and make unwanted behavior worse!

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cox

Andrea Cox

Behavioral Coordinator, Andrea Cox
I completed by BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) credential in 2018. I have been serving individuals with disabilities for over 20 years as a therapist, special education teacher, and state-wide behavioral coach. I am most passionate about analyzing environmental barriers and... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 108

12:50pm

Storytelling Could be Your Superpower, Too!
Our brains are wired for stories. A storyteller can captivate an audience - can transform the atmosphere of a room in a matter of moments, creating a climate where engaged listeners are primed to become engaged learners. This session will help you find your own storytelling style and show you how to leverage this superpower in any classroom or public speaking forum.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Roberts

Laurie Roberts

teacher, Timberline High School
Laurie Roberts is heading into her 32nd year of teaching high school English in Idaho. She spent fifteen years teaching at her alma mater, Kellogg High School, and is entering her seventeenth year at Timberline High School in Boise. She loved teaching 9th and 10th graders in Kellogg... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 118

12:50pm

Taking Student Understanding Deeper with Summarizing
Do you want your students to move beyond passively receiving information to actively processing information? “Summarization” seems like “old hat” but it is a powerful practice that is sometimes forgotten. Learn how you can move your students from just being consumers of information to processors who then transform that information into knowledge that sticks.  During this session, you will take away actionable strategies that you can use with students tomorrow. This is a hands-on session - you will practice the strategies using content from our Keynote, Todd Nesloney!  Here is a link to my presentation: Taking Student Understanding Deeper with Summarizing

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 109

12:50pm

Transform Your Instructional System
This session will provide an actionable definition for Response to Intervention (RTI) and showcase the importance of systems at all levels. Participants will learn how to use a system of instruction to provide differentiation and intervention while utilizing assessment to drive decision making. RTI can be the vehicle to improve instruction and outcomes without adding additional programs or curriculum. Come see how you can transform your system to lead to better outcomes for ALL students.

Speakers
avatar for Alayna Knop

Alayna Knop

ELA Literacy Assessment Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education


P20 pdf

Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 113

12:50pm

What Do You Want to be Known For?: The Power of a Classroom Mantra
Limited Capacity seats available

Peter Johnston says, "The language that teachers (and their students) use in classrooms is a big deal." This presentation asks participants to intentionally and purposefully plan the use of powerful language, in the form of mantras, that can be spoken into classrooms and schools on a daily basis. Participants will discover that powerfully repeated phrases have the potential to affect our students now and in the future. They also have the power to change us. If you're a teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, this session is for you. Come and join us if you'd like to deeply consider what you'd like to be known for in your classroom or school.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy McMorrow

Tammy McMorrow

first grade teacher, Indian Creek Elementary
Tammy McMorrow has taught first grade for twenty-five years in Kuna, Idaho. She firmly believes she’s ultimately in charge of her own professional development, and she’s been blessed with the time, space, and energy to constantly learn and repeatedly outgrow her best teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 115

12:50pm

Alternate Authorization Mentor Session (part 1)
Speakers
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Christina Linder

College of Southern Idaho


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Hepworth 143

12:50pm

Dual Enroll Training
This training is for all Dual Credit Instructors, Faculty Liaisons, and community partners who are interested in learning how to operate within the new Dual Enroll application/registration portal, as well as the new hire and instructor portal. If you are a Dual Credit instructor, or liaison you are required to attend one session Dual Enroll training while at the P20 conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Lord

Jonathan Lord

Associate Dean of Early College, College of Southern Idaho


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Taylor 276

12:50pm

Classkick
Go beyond boring worksheets and multiple choice in the classroom. Learn how to leverage ClassKick to change the way you see student thinking, give feedback and respond with instruction. Discover how to easily implement this tool in your classroom.

Classkick is an app that shows teachers what students are doing in real time, allowing them to receive help instantly and for teachers to offer immediate support to students. This will be a hands-on session with time to create your own Classkick for immediate implementation. Please bring a device.

Classkick Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Director of Student Achievement, Minidoka County School District #331
I love learning - whether it is hands-on, reading a book, or listening to someone teach me something new. There is nothing more exciting than learning something new and using it to better my skill-set. I am the Director of Student Achievement for Minidoka County School District, but... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 110

12:50pm

CANCELLED: Engaging Elementary Students with Classic Toys and Games
Come join a hands-on session that assesses learning using classic toys and games, including LEGO, action figures, superheroes, and Play-Doh. Playful assessment can be part of gamification or any classroom. Participants will discover concrete ways to connect these strategies to their own curriculum, making them true assessments instead of just a “fun activity.” Free templates and lesson ideas will engage you during the session, and be implemented in your classrooms in the fall. Energize your classroom by discovering your own passions, and make learning fun again!

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Rollins

Quinn Rollins

Teacher, Granite School District
Quinn Rollins is an educator in Granite School District, first at Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville, and more recently as the district social studies curriculum specialist. In previous lives he was a cartoonist and toy designer, which led him to using toys and comic books with his... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 116

12:50pm

Increasing Rigor In Secondary Schools Through PSAT 8/9, PSAT and SAT- One Administrators Experience
Finding an instrument or tool that can be used in secondary schools to increase academic rigor in every classroom, increase the use of effective instructional strategies by teachers and provide relevant data that can be used to measure individual student growth is priceless. Come and see how the PSAT 8/9, PSAT and SAT can help your school do that.

Speakers
avatar for David Carson

David Carson

Superintendent, Hansen School District
I am a native Idahoan with 24 years experience working in public education. Six of those years were in the classroom, seventeen as a building principal and one as a superintendent. I am married and have 5 boys, two daughter in laws and one grandson. I enjoy the outdoors, gardening... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 114

12:50pm

The Special Education Process - Why am I here and what am I doing?
An interactive session designed for both new and experienced general education teachers to explore some of the common events in special education including IEP meeting participation, special education discipline, and the process of special education eligibility.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson

Director of Student Services, Hansen School District
With over 20 years working in education, Richard currently serves as the Director of Student Services for Hansen School District and oversees the districts special education, Section 504, and behavioral programs. Richard has worked in both general and special education at the classroom... Read More →



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 201

12:50pm

12:50pm

Energy in Ecosystems –3rd-5th grade Unit from PLT. Bring your laptop or tablet!
Receive the Energy in Ecosystems unit ($40 value) for grades 3-5 from Project Learning Tree. Experience activities in which students investigate how organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive, and come to understand the interactions present in ecosystems. Designed around ELA, Math and Science standards and practices, you’ll be thrilled with the intuitive unit design and interactive lessons. Teacher materials are online. Student activities are hands-on, minds-on, indoors and out – like you’d expect from PLT! Leave with the unit and a plan for using it with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Youngquist

Michelle Youngquist

Education Coordinator, Project Learning Tree/IFPC
Project Learning Tree: Award-winning teaching activities and materials for PreK-12th grade. Engaging professional development. Other resources for teaching about Idaho's amazing back yard!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 104

12:50pm

Make any space a "MakerSpace"
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop focuses on the philosophy of the MakerSpace movement, how traditional science programs fail at teaching students to apply and learn three-dimensionally, and what MakerSpaces can do to increase the Design Thinking Process in the classroom and allow them to apply science knowledge and skills in an engaging way.  This is an active workshop that has teachers build sail cars to compete against each other.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Schwartzmann

Colin Schwartzmann

K-12 Curriculum Specialist, Pearson



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 214

12:50pm

Arithmetalk: Where Math and Language Meet
Math class should be loud! This presentation is fast paced and fully loaded with classroom strategies for implementing academic language into mathematics content. Strategy descriptions, student examples, and hands on demonstrations and activities will be used to show how powerful the partnership between language development and mathematics content can be for all students, but especially for ELL's, Special Education students, and mathphobic students. Want your students to start talking and engaging with the language of mathematics right away? The goal of this presentation is to fill your toolbox with ways to make it happen tomorrow. Not a math teacher? No worries. The ideas shared in this presentation apply to ALL contents, and plenty of cross curricular examples will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Bell

Megan Bell

Math Teacher, Boise School District



Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 117

12:50pm

The Power of Storytelling
There is a sentence that I call “teacher magic.” I can take a room full of bored, impatient, and frustrated students and change their attitude with this single sentence. This sentence excites students as they sit up a little and lean forward. This sentence can quiet a room in a matter of seconds. This sentence is a simple one; but a profound one: I have a story to tell.

Do you want to increase engagement in your class? Storytelling is one of many tools to increase engagement. Come to my session and unlike most magicians; I will share with you my “teacher magic.”

Speakers
avatar for Cori Warwood

Cori Warwood

Social Studies Teacher, Filer Middle School
Cori Warwood grew up in Buhl, Idaho along the Snake River. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho in History and Biology Education. Cori began her teaching career in Vernal, Utah for two years. After deciding to be closer to family, she returned... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 107

12:50pm

Practical Tips for Teaching Sketchup Pro in the Classroom + 3D Printing
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about the design possibilities that are available by using Sketchup Pro in the classroom. This workshop is focused on educators who have either never taught Sketchup Pro in the classroom, or those who are looking for additional applications they may not have considered before. Topics will include design tools, project ideas, measurement, trouble-shooting designs, and incorporating 3D printing into end products. The lab will have Sketchup Pro installed and ready for participants to use. Time will be available for individuals to work on their own design ideas and to ask questions.

Session Resources:
bit.ly/2S6VEbe

Speakers
TA

Todd Anderson

Middle School STEM Teacher, Twin Falls School District
Undergraduate Degree: BYU, Technology Teacher Education Masters Degree: Boise State University, Educational Technology. 11 years as a middle school engineering teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. 1 year as a middle school STEM teacher in Twin Falls School District... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 103

12:50pm

CANCELLED: Teaching Students How to Ask Their Own Questions
Are questions more important than answers? Can students and educators really identify knowledge gaps and strengthen critical thinking skills by asking more questions rather than providing more answers? Learning research is finding that student curiosity increases, and that ownership of their own learning is strengthened when students learn to ask their own questions. Yet, the art of questioning is rarely taught in school. Let's explore a process known as the Question Formulation Technique (QTF). The QTF is a simple and rigorous technique appropriate for all learners in any educational setting. In one process, students practice three thinking abilities: divergent, convergent, and metacognitive thinking.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 12:50pm - 2:10pm
Shields 105

2:20pm

CANCELLED: Engaging Secondary Students with Classic Toys and Games
Come join a hands-on session that assesses learning using classic toys and games, including LEGO, action figures, superheroes, and Play-Doh. Playful assessment and engagement can be part of any secondary classroom. Participants will discover concrete ways to connect these strategies to their own curriculum, making them true assessments instead of just a “fun activity.” Free templates and lesson ideas will engage you during the session, and be implemented in your classrooms in the fall. Energize your classroom by discovering your own passions, and make learning fun again!

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Rollins

Quinn Rollins

Teacher, Granite School District
Quinn Rollins is an educator in Granite School District, first at Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville, and more recently as the district social studies curriculum specialist. In previous lives he was a cartoonist and toy designer, which led him to using toys and comic books with his... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Shields 116

2:20pm

Brain Architecture and the Developing Child
A workshop using the Brain Architecture Game developed by the Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Speakers
avatar for Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman

Executive Director, Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho
Roger Sherman is the Executive Director of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, which is also the state affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. Under Roger's leadership, the Trust has greatly expanded its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, introduced new ways of preventing Shaken... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 201

2:20pm

iPhone Photography
Tired of blurry, boring pictures. Learn how to better utilize the camera on your iPhone. Learn fun apps, which will enhance your pictures for that perfect photo. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Hepworth

Heather Hepworth

Principal of Acequia Elementary, Acequia Elementary School



Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 110

2:20pm

School's a PIC/NIC when you understand behavior!
When you understand behavior, you have the power to shape the future! Some educators feel frustrated, lost, or discouraged by challenging or unwanted behavior on the part of their students. Many educators are familiar with the idea that consequences can alter behavior. The larger secret is that not all consequences are created equal. During this session participants will have an opportunity for hands on practice utilizing the PIC/NIC too. The PIC/NIC will evaluate their student's behavior, as it relates to the environment. Through the use of the PIC/NIC educators are empowered and encouraged to bringing about the best of behavior from their students.

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Audrey Kennedy

Idaho SESTA - Boise State University


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 108

2:20pm

Harnessing the Power of Community Partners
We've all had those days where we're one step ahead of our students and while all teachers are experts at "fake it 'till we make it", what if your students could access real experts right in your own community? With the power of technology, your community could even grow to include people in different states or countries! If you are interested in tapping into the endless power of community partners, bring your questions, ideas, and device! We'll connect with other educators, share ideas about community partners, and collaborate to create The Giant List of Southern Idaho Community Experts.

For attendees:
Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Fagpx3OtI23xwC8uEiLYxvjzszHP1czO-kWyk1l3Lvc/edit?usp=sharing 
Giant List of Southern Idaho Community Experts: FORM TO ADD EXPERTS https://forms.gle/w4dtxbqz4WnkuPYP9
Giant List of Southern Idaho Community Experts: DATABASE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SWgNJFK3Y2UOYiVqtpDVJEZ0mLWCFr9AJr_alK_1DWA/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Jaysa Fillmore

Jaysa Fillmore

Ag Instructor, College of Southern Idaho
I've spent the last 10 years in the high school classroom and am looking forward to a new journey in the post-secondary world. I am excited to join the Agriculture Department at the College of Southern Idaho as an Ag Instructor for 2019-2020. I have two daughters in elementary school... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 109

2:20pm

Resolve, Plan, Dream
Resolutions tend to get a bad name (it's said 92% of New Year's resolutions fail), but with two-word resolutions, we can begin to explore what’s next, what matters, and how we can get where we want to go. “Resolve, Plan, Dream” is a goal-setting protocol for the classroom, the professional learning community, the staff meeting, and beyond. Participants will experience this process firsthand and then explore ways to reimagine it for their own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Roberts

Laurie Roberts

teacher, Timberline High School
Laurie Roberts is heading into her 32nd year of teaching high school English in Idaho. She spent fifteen years teaching at her alma mater, Kellogg High School, and is entering her seventeenth year at Timberline High School in Boise. She loved teaching 9th and 10th graders in Kellogg... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 118

2:20pm

Alternate Authorization Mentor Session (part 2)
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Christina Linder

College of Southern Idaho


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Hepworth 143

2:20pm

Improving the Experience, Learning and Team Skills Of Student Groups Through Peer Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

If you use student groups in your classes, peer assessments are an important strategy. They affect student accountability, provide visibility into group issues, and enable personal feedback directly to individual students. This session will take you inside real feedback from actual student groups to generate strategies to help student teams work together more effectively. //

The session also includes a demonstration of PeerAssessment.Com -- a new application for automating the peer assessment process. It will save you time administering peer assessments, enable more frequent formative assessments, and automatically distribute peer feedback to students for improving their team skills.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Anson

Rob Anson

Emeritus Professor & Founder, Boise State University
I'm looking for instructors who would like to try out a new tool to make student group project/assignment experiences more positive and successful.Successful experiences require conditions in which...* Team members have Individual Accountability* Instructors can monitor evolving Team... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 115

2:20pm

PBL/Passion Projects/Genius Hour
Project Abstract:

Students will be given the time, support and resources to learn about and create a plan to address/support their problem/passion. Students will complete a project proposal that will be reviewed by and approved by parent, teacher, and administration. The student proposals will follow a set format and include a project plan. Students will comb through the content standards and decide on a list of the standards which will be addressed. Students will made suggestions on how the project will be shared at the end of the semester. Students will work on creating annotated bibliography listing relevant research and

submit a position paper for final grading towards ELA standards.

Students will follow a timeline in which steps will be checked throughout the semester.

Students will increase their lexile scores throughout the process of this project by reading text, communicating about what they read and applying it to their position/project. (Will use Empower 3000 Level Set Test pre and post)

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Oberg

Kristy Oberg

Canyon Ridge High School
Kristy Oberg just completed her 20th year as a public school educator. She has a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education; and a M. Ed. in Building Administration. She has taught grades K-12, general education and special education in both traditional public school and charter... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 106

2:20pm

Carbon & Climate –6th-8th grade Unit from PLT. Bring your laptop or tablet!
Receive the Carbon & Climate unit ($40 value) for grades 6-8 from Project Learning Tree. This unit provides activities and resources to help educators introduce some of the complex issues involved in climate change. Experience activities that help students accurately convey data, reveal assumptions and engage critical thinking skills. Designed around Science, ELA and Math standards and practices, you’ll be thrilled with the intuitive unit design and interactive lessons. Teacher materials are online. Student activities are hands-on, minds-on, indoors and out – like you’d expect from PLT! Leave with the unit and a plan for using it with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Youngquist

Michelle Youngquist

Education Coordinator, Project Learning Tree/IFPC
Project Learning Tree: Award-winning teaching activities and materials for PreK-12th grade. Engaging professional development. Other resources for teaching about Idaho's amazing back yard!


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 104

2:20pm

Critical Thinking in the Secondary Classroom
The session will share tools developed through the Critical Thinking Foundation, including the Essential Intellectual Traits, the Elements of Thought, and the Universal Intellectual Standards. Participants will engage in hands-on activities in order to gain insight into these key concepts and to gain strategies for the secondary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Wendie Munoz

Wendie Munoz

Teacher, Canyon Ridge High School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 102

2:20pm

Escape Room Style Games in Classroom
Ever participated in an escape room game? Ever wondered how you could adapt an escape room style game for the classroom? Come learn about game based learning and then participate in an escape room game adapted for a classroom. With a limited budget, and no specialized technology, the presenters will show how the latest date night game can be used as an educational tool in your instructional design toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Janna and Ben Hamlett

Janna and Ben Hamlett

College of Southern Idaho
Ben is the program manager for the Automation Engineering program. Janna is the program manager for the Food Processing Technology program.



Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Applied Technology & Innovation Center Room 120

2:20pm

Arithmetalk: Where Math and Language Meet
Math class should be loud! This presentation is fast paced and fully loaded with classroom strategies for implementing academic language into mathematics content. Strategy descriptions, student examples, and hands on demonstrations and activities will be used to show how powerful the partnership between language development and mathematics content can be for all students, but especially for ELL's, Special Education students, and mathphobic students. Want your students to start talking and engaging with the language of mathematics right away? The goal of this presentation is to fill your toolbox with ways to make it happen tomorrow. Not a math teacher? No worries. The ideas shared in this presentation apply to ALL contents, and plenty of cross curricular examples will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Bell

Megan Bell

Math Teacher, Boise School District



Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 117

2:20pm

The Teacher's Toolbox
Have you ever felt that some weeks the kids are bored... you are bored... everything is blah blah blah? Luckily over the past few years I have learned some great techniques to add to my teaching toolbox to liven things up. I want to share ways to switch out the old worksheets, turn reading or review into a game, get the kids moving and make the kids excited. You could even say, trick the kids into learning! I will give you some simple tools, most requiring no technology, that you can add to your toolbox to increase student engagement and retention!

Speakers
avatar for Cori Warwood

Cori Warwood

Social Studies Teacher, Filer Middle School
Cori Warwood grew up in Buhl, Idaho along the Snake River. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho in History and Biology Education. Cori began her teaching career in Vernal, Utah for two years. After deciding to be closer to family, she returned... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 107

2:20pm

Utilizing Adobe Spark Suite in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Danelle Stutzman

Danelle Stutzman

Teacher/Principal, Minidoka
avatar for Josh Greenwalt

Josh Greenwalt

Teacher, Heyburn Elementary
Fifth Grade teacher at Heyburn Elementary. District tech integration specialist. Conversationalist.
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Deborah Buxton

Elementary Teacher, Minidoka County
3rd Grade teacher at Heyburn Elementary, school technology integration specialist.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 113

2:20pm

Using Google Tools in "Non-Core" Classes
This session will address ways to use Google Tools in every classroom! While this is intended to help 'non-core' teachers, everyone can find value here. Lots of times, teachers are aware of tools that are available, but don't have time to apply those tools to their teaching. Come and learn some tried-and-true ways to incorporate the free tools available through Google into your teaching! We will explore several real-life classroom options.

Speakers
avatar for Jayna Johnson

Jayna Johnson

Orchestra, Music Appreciation, Study Skills, East Minico Middle School
avatar for Meagen Andrew

Meagen Andrew

Orchestra Director, Minico High School, West Minico Middle School


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 103

2:20pm

7 Ways to Detect Fake News and the YouTube Celebrity Who Endorses It!
You won't believe the problems this session will fix! Not Everything on the Internet is True and Other Shocking Facts! In this session we will go over an infinitesimal fraction of the history of fake news, why we need to stop calling it fake news, the dangers of not teaching critical thinking, and a few ideas on how to inoculate against succumbing to inaccurate information.

Slides:
bit.ly/DetectFakes



Speakers
avatar for TJ Adams

TJ Adams

Tech Coach, Twin Falls School District


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 204

2:20pm

CANCELLED: Teaching Students How to Ask Their Own Questions
Are questions more important than answers? Can students and educators really identify knowledge gaps and strengthen critical thinking skills by asking more questions rather than providing more answers? Learning research is finding that student curiosity increases, and that ownership of their own learning is strengthened when students learn to ask their own questions. Yet, the art of questioning is rarely taught in school. Let's explore a process known as the Question Formulation Technique (QTF). The QTF is a simple and rigorous technique appropriate for all learners in any educational setting. In one process, students practice three thinking abilities: divergent, convergent, and metacognitive thinking.


Wednesday July 10, 2019 2:20pm - 3:30pm
Shields 105

3:30pm