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After building your schedule on SCHED, please register for the RRISD 2019 SummeRR Camp Conference in Eduphoria.  You can register for any combination of half days.  Quick links to each registration are below.
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Saturday, April 6
 

12:00am

ALL - K-12 - Double Dip: Prepping for the Google Educator Level 2 Exam -The Suite Shoppe
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers of all subjects and levels.

Now that you’ve secured your Level 1 Educator Certification, thinking of taking that next step? This is your Google Level 2 Educator test prep course! Whether you’re feeling unsure of the test, or just want to check your knowledge to make sure you do your best, we’ve got you covered.

Participants will gain an understanding of:
- the test format.
- the types of questions they are likely to encounter.
- the skills that will be tested.

Furthermore, you will not only gain access to example questions and modules that teach the skills needed to be successful but also join a cohort of your peers with whom you can study.



REQUIREMENTS
In this self-paced course, you will:
- complete a diagnostic and a summative self-assessment of your skills.
- review any relevant resources provided and complete the necessary work.


COURSE CREDIT
4 Credits of Texas SBEC CPEs will be given when the requirements are satisfied and the course is completed.

Please register in Eduphoria: https://roundrock.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=10806

Speakers
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2019 12:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 12:00am
Online Course
Sunday, April 28
 

12:00am

All Subjects - K-12 - Co:Writer Online Module
Limited Capacity seats available

Co:Writer Universal (for Google Chrome and iOS) uses grammar- and vocabulary-smart word prediction, translation support, and speech recognition to kick start the writer inside every student. https://sites.google.com/roundrockisd.org/spedits/online-modules Please register in Eduphoria with this link: All Subjects - K-12 - Co:Writer Online Module

Speakers
avatar for Abby Williford

Abby Williford

SPED Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD


Monday April 29, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday July 31, 2019 12:00am
Online Course

12:00am

All Subjects - K-12 - Snap&Read Online Module
Limited Capacity seats available

Snap&Read is the Next-Generation reading tool for Google Chrome, iPad and more, that can cover the most diverse reading needs. It reads both accessible and inaccessible text aloud, it levels vocabulary, and it translates, delivering usage data to teachers who then can more easily assess students’ reading needs individually. This tool is available for all students and staff in RRISD and can be used across all content areas. https://sites.google.com/roundrockisd.org/spedits/online-modules Please register for this course in Eduphoria by following this link: All Subjects - K-12 - Snap&Read Online Module

Speakers
avatar for Abby Williford

Abby Williford

SPED Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD


Monday April 29, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday July 31, 2019 12:00am
Online Course
Tuesday, May 28
 

12:00am

All Subjects - 3-12 - A Quick Look at the STAAR Online Testing Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever been curious about what the STAAR Online Testing Program looks like? This quick online module that will walk you through all the features this tools has to offer for your gen ed and special education students! https://sites.google.com/roundrockisd.org/spedits/online-modules . Please register for this course in Eduphoria at: https://roundrock.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=10661

Speakers
avatar for Abby Williford

Abby Williford

SPED Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday May 29, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday July 31, 2019 11:00pm
Online Course
Wednesday, May 29
 

12:00am

SPED - K-12 - Technology & The ARD Process
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for SPED assessment staff and SPED case managers. We will examine a variety of apps that can be used to increase efficiency in different steps of the FIE/ARD process. Examples: using Mail Merge for scheduling, using Google Forms for data collection, and Google Data Studio for analysis and presentation to the ARD committee. No prerequisites for this online course.  Please register for your course in Eduphoria: SPED - K-12 - Technology & The ARD Process  and join the Google Classroom:  https://classroom.google.com/c/MzQ3NzM2Njk4NzVa

Speakers

Thursday May 30, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday July 31, 2019 12:00am
Online Course
 
Friday, May 31
 

5:00am

Elementary Science Content Support
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a course for elementary school teachers in grade K-5.  The purpose of the course is to support teachers in learning in-depth science content.  This course covers background knowledge that TEACHERS should know and be able to do before teaching the science units connected to the topics covered. Please register for this course on Eduphoria.  You can access the class here.  You will need to update your profile, scroll down, click continue, and then reclick the link and enter the enrollment key: elemsci

Speakers
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org


Friday May 31, 2019 5:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 6:00pm
Online Course

12:00am

Google Level 1 Prep Course
Limited Capacity seats available

For teachers brand new to Google or just looking for a refresh, this course will help you get comfortable using Google tools. Participants will work through a series of hands-on challenges that will simulate real work that can be done using Google Tools. Completion of this course will help prepare them for success on the Level 1 Google Certified Educator Exam.   Please register for this online course in Eduphoria: Google Level 1 Prep Course

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Yonker

Mary Ellen Yonker

I am currently an ITS at Cedar Valley Middle School. I have also served as a librarian and a middle school math teacher.


Saturday June 1, 2019 12:00am - Saturday June 22, 2019 5:00pm
Online Course

12:00am

Writing Across the Curriculum - Online Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing Across the Curriculum is literally what you will make of it. This is a pilot course! Are you willing to try something new?
You will see suggestions for possible writing activities in different subject areas; select an activity or two to submit your ideas about using the assigned form You will have 1 hour PD credit for making something that you will actually use! Deadline for submission: July 25, 2019
Then, as follow-up, after the school year starts you have the option of earning another 2 hours credit for developing and using your activity by submitting the reflection page.
Please register for this course in Eduphoria at: Writing Across the Curriculum

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Allen

Dianna Allen

ESL Instructional Coach, RRISD
I've taught Spanish for many years for RRISD, ACC, and formerly at Texas State University. I've also taught English, ESL, and French and have been involved in ESL since ??? - let's just say for a really long time! ;) Additionally, I'm certified to teach reading, but have done that... Read More →


Saturday June 1, 2019 12:00am - Thursday July 25, 2019 12:00am
Online Course

12:00am

Mathematics-Grades K-8- Tasks to Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving - GT Credit (Online course)
Limited Capacity seats available

Picture This: Your students are engaged in a math problem. All students are using their habits of mind to solve a problem head-on. After time, some students start to discuss different ways to solve the problem while others discuss how reasonable their answers are. As a teacher, you are excited as you watch your students communicate their results and justify their answers. Sound impossible? Not true! In this workshop, participants will learn and experience tasks that allow for multiple entry points to encourage solving problems through a variety of strategies and where reasoning, communicating, and justifying are the norm in the math classroom. These tasks, because of their inclusive design, are great for ALL students you are trying to reach including students with special needs, English Language Learners, gifted students, and struggling students in all grade levels.

In addition to PD credit, teachers will earn 6 units of G/T update credit.

Upon completing all the modules of the course, you will have resources, specific for your grade level, for rich problem solving tasks and ideas of when to incorporate them into your daily math block.

Google classroom code: svke3oh

Please register for this course on Eduphoria.

Speakers

Saturday June 1, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday July 31, 2019 5:00pm
Online Course
Tuesday, June 4
 

12:00am

All Subjects - K-5th - Makerspace for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

What’s all the fuss about makerspace? Is it more than just playing with straws and Styrofoam cups? You bet. When done right, makerspace gives kids the creative mindset needed to be successful for future jobs. Makerspace is a space dedicated in the classroom to help kids imagine, plan, solve, collaborate, and rework ideas.

This 4-week online summer course guides beginning teachers through the ‘Why makerspace?’ to the implementation of makerspace in their K-5th grade classrooms.

Register for this course in Eduphoria, and join the Google Classroom with the classroom code: sk8vna 

Speakers

Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday July 3, 2019 12:00am
Online Course
Thursday, June 6
 

12:00am

ALL - K-12 - Building Your Google Site (or Making It Better) - The Suite Shoppe
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers of all subjects and levels.

Are you ready to choose your own Sites adventure?  Participants of all skills levels will be able to hone their skills and be prepared to create a beautiful Google Site...or make their current one even better.  Participants will have the opportunity to follow the Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Sites class...or all three if they want to.  There is something for everyone in this class created by two certified Google for Education Trainers.

Participants will gain an understanding of:
- creation of Google Sites
- adding content to Sites
- aesthetics of Sites
- advanced Sites skills

In this self-paced course, you will:
- create a Google Site for your professional use 
- add relevant pages and information for students and parents.
- understand how to update and add content to your Google Site on your own

COURSE CREDIT
4 Credits of Texas SBEC CPEs will be given when the requirements are satisfied and the course is completed.

Please register in Eduphoria: ALL - K-12 - Building Your Google Site (or Making It Better) - The Suite Shoppe

Speakers
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 12:00am - 5:00pm
Online Course

12:00am

ALL - K-12 - Holy Graphic Novels, Batman!: Using Comics & Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers of all subjects and levels.
Graphic novels offer text in small chunks, accompanied by images that assist readers in understanding without having to decode the meaning of each word. Therefore, the text is more accessible to ELLs, SPED students, and other struggling readers because comprehension is not solely reliant upon words; in short, the images help bridge students’ gaps in understanding that is gleaned from the words alone.
By offering alternative and ancillary texts that increase understanding by delivering the content at struggling readers’ instructional level, rather than their frustrational level, teachers will scaffold the learning for SPED students, ELLs, and other struggling readers—supporting their comprehension and empowering them to discuss content on par with their peers.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
contemporary literacy research that validates the use of graphic novels to assist struggling readers.
ways to incorporate comics and graphic novels into teaching.
the support of literacy skills through comics in all content areas.
Participating teachers will gain access to an all-level, all-subject, online bank of lesson plans to help incorporate comics and graphic novels into their curriculum.
Please register for the course on Eduphoria @ https://roundrock.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=10620

Speakers
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 12:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 12:00am
Online Course

12:00am

ALL - K-12 - Prepping for the Google Educator Level 1 Exam - The Suite Shoppe--Single Scoop
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers of all subjects and levels.

This is your Google Level 1 Educator test prep course! If you’re feeling unsure of the test, or just want to check your knowledge to make sure you do your best, take this course. 

Participants will gain an understanding of:
- the test format.
- the types of questions they are likely to encounter.
- the skills that will be tested.

Furthermore, you will not only gain access to example questions and modules that teach the skills needed to be successful but also join a cohort of your peers with whom you can study. 



REQUIREMENTS
In this self-paced course, you will:
- complete a diagnostic and a summative self-assessment of your skills.
- review any relevant resources provided. and complete the necessary work.


COURSE CREDIT
4 Credits of Texas SBEC

Please register for this course on Eduphoria: https://roundrock.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=10804

Speakers
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 12:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 12:00am
Online Course
 
Friday, June 7
 

7:00am

The Suite Shoppe: Basic Google Suite & Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be introduced to basic features & apps of Calendar, Drive, and Classroom. Discover how these apps can increase productivity as well as facilitate communication and collaboration among colleagues.  Please register in Eduphoria here.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Friday June 7, 2019 7:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 6:00pm
Online Course
Tuesday, July 16
 

12:00am

All - 3-12 - Building Your Own Virtual Field trips with Tour Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Building your own virtual Google Expedition is easy with the help of Google's Tour Creator. Learn how you and your students can create trips with text info, picture and video overlays as well as audio options. Participants will build their own tour in this course. Please register in Eduphoria: All - 3-12 - Building Your Own Virtual Field trips with Tour Creator

Speakers

Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 12:00am
Online Course

12:00am

ALL - K-12 - Creating Engagement with Adobe Spark
Limited Capacity seats available

Adobe Spark offers an easy tool to get students creating graphics, websites and videos. A fantastic engagement tool for any subject area. Please register in Eduphoria: ALL - K-12 - Creating Engagement with Adobe Spark

Speakers

Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00am - Friday July 26, 2019 12:00am
Online Course
 
Monday, July 22
 

8:30am

2019 RRISD SummeRR Camp Keynote: Kevin Curtis, National Educators for Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Mr. Kevin W. Curtis is the Founder and Lead Educational Consultant for National Educators for Restorative Practices. Kevin is the Coordinator and Lead Developer for the Restorative Discipline Readiness Training for Administrators offered through TEA and the University of Texas at ten of the Education Service Centers across the state of Texas. In addition, he is currently leading over 50 school districts in the successful implementation of restorative practice.
Kevin was the former Restorative Discipline Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Ed White Middle School in the Northeast Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas where he played an instrumental role in the development, implementation, and support of restorative practices as an alternative method to managing student behavior. This innovative, whole school approach model was the first of its kind in the state of Texas, and has been considered the blueprint that many campuses across the state of Texas are following.
Kevin now spends his time circling with students and teachers in classrooms across the nation on a weekly basis. He has modeled and participated in classroom circles from kindergarten through high school. As a result, Kevin has discovered the real life struggles that teachers experience during their first year of implementation and has developed specific classroom strategies to support them. His hands-on approach to training and his dedication to being actively involved in classrooms allows him to be a credible voice for all educators committed to the implementation of the restorative model.
He received his B.S. from University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.S. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in public education at the elementary level, middle school level and high school level including classroom teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.


Monday July 22, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

9:30am

Q & A with Kevin Curtis
Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

9:30am

Need a Hand? Handwriting Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

The dylexia team will provide you practical ways to intervene with students who struggle with handwriting legibility. This multisensory, systematic and explicit approach will allow you stratgically target handwriting for students. We will offer ideas for accommodations and ways to supplement your handwriting instruction.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2304

9:30am

Tier 1 K-2 Reading Intervention
Research has demonstrated the importance of phonological awareness, letter recognition, and oral language in the acquisition of reading and spelling skills. Once students understand the sound structure of spoken language and can instantly name letters, they are ready to learn how sounds map onto letters. This knowledge builds their ability to decode unfamiliar words. Comprehension is developed through listening and retelling.
In Reading Interventions for K-2, phonological awareness and phonemic awareness will be addressed as participants learn 1) the critical skills necessary to become fluent readers and accurate spellers, 2) hands-on, multi-sensory activities to teach and reinforce these skills, 3) strategies for building instant recognition of words with reliable and unexpected pronunciations and 4) share valuable resources.
 


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1501

9:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
2200 Flex 1

9:30am

Mastering Test Creation in Eduphoria
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to create and share tests in Eduphoria, align TEKS to questions, and generally make your life easier! Bring your laptop!


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1308

9:30am

Math - K-1 - Choral Counting: Building Patterning Power in Grades K and 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to help your students develop a new math super power? Join us for this interactive session to try out and learn about choral counting. This instructional routine fosters a patterning super power to help students develop robust number sense. Note: This session is designed for teachers in Grades K and 1.

Speakers
MJ

Mariah Johnson

Elementary Instructional Coach
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1313

9:30am

Math - K-1 - Introduction to Number Talks in K and 1
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, join us for an introduction to number talks. What are they? How do you plan one? How do you facilitate one? Participants will leave ready to try out number talks in their own classrooms and find out why number talks are the best part of many teachers' and students' day. *Participants will receive one on one coaching visits to support Number Talks throughout the year.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Masters

Mandy Masters

Elementary Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD
TV

Tamara Vila-Golden

Instructional Coach, Round Rock Independent School District


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2305

9:30am

Homeless & Foster Care in RRISD
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about students that are homeless or in foster care across fifty of our schools in Round Rock. This session is for any educator at any level in their understanding of students that are homeless or in foster care. Teachers will take away an understanding of the indicators of homelessness, identification and action steps to assist students that are homeless or in foster care.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2404

9:30am

All Subjects - K-12 - Globally Connected Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to break down classroom walls and connect your classroom to the real world? Come learn what a globally connected classroom is, what you need to be one, and why it is so important for our children.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Coons

Sara Coons

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD - Fern Bluff


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1312

9:30am

Googley Go Getter
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever miss an appointment? Forget where you put that sticky note? Can't find your to do list? This course is designed for any teacher who wants to be more productive and organized by improving their use of Google products, specifically email, tasks, keep, and calendar. Learners will be able to navigate these products upon completion of the course and use them daily!

Speakers
avatar for Donna Lacourse

Donna Lacourse

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna is the ITS at Walsh Middle School. After 12 years in the classroom, this is her fifth year as an Instructional Technology Specialist with RRISD.
avatar for Leslie Long

Leslie Long

ITS, RRISD
Leslie Long is an instructional technology specialist for Round Rock ISD, working at Old Town Elementary. She has also worked at Gattis Elementary, Forest Creek Elementary, Sommer Elementary, and Stony Point High School as both as instructional technology specialist and classroom... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1314

9:30am

Sandbox Session 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Experiment in a hands-on, interactive environment where demonstrations and discussions are the norm.  Expand your thinking and challenge others' problem-solving skills!
FEATURING:
Google Expeditions - Introduce your students to a new way of learning with VR/AR
Ozobots - Pocket-sized coding robots that come with infinite ways to play, create, and share.
Green Screen - Use green screen to engage and innovate with technology in your classroom, adding a new and exciting dimension to your lessons!
Dash and Dot - Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1340

9:30am

Kinesthetic Learning and Ideal Brain Building
Limited Capacity seats available

The science is conclusive: There is no controversy among education and neuroscience. Movement creates optimal learning and facilitates memory retention. The challenge- How to teach with movement when you have a class of 30, one teacher confined to a small room, and optimize true integration of the TEKS without losing your mind, oh and maybe reignite one's joy for teaching. Learn from a teacher/trainer who was on the brink of leaving the profession. It IS possible.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Lecture Hall

9:30am

The Brain, Big Emotions, and Mindfulness (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an introduction to how big emotions stem from the brain and why mindfulness can be helpful in teaching students to regulate themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Vick

Christine Vick

Counselor, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2201

9:30am

Cooperative Learning Structure for Formative Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will engage in a variety of cooperative learning structures that will aid in making formative assessment more fluid & fun in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Shields

Samantha Shields

Instructional Coach


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2208

9:30am

K-5 Balanced Literacy Part I*: Shared Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore structures and strategies to gain more from shared reading. Engage in experiences that support all readers as they interact with texts in meaningful ways. Examine how intentional planning with this component of balanced literacy reinforces reading habits and skills for students to use in their independent practice. Discover more about your students’ understanding through informal assessment practices within these components. Come away with a plan to strengthen your community of readers.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2403

9:30am

Increasing Student Achievement Through Curricular Booklets
Limited Capacity seats available

Increase student achievement and never pass out another paper again. This presentation will go over how you can take your own personal material and create booklets using RRISD Print Services. Booklets can be used to help students organize, to help with differentiation and to help with those who will inevitably be absent. This presentation will go over how to put booklets together into a compiled pdf, how to submit your booklets to Print Shop, and the affordable pricing of the booklets as well as how to budget for them. This presentation will also go over how booklets can be used for differentiation and organization, how they can be used in coordination with Edpuzzle and similar applications, and how they tie in with a digital classroom.
These booklets are currently being used by the chemistry team at Round Rock High School and have contributed greatly to the overall success of students in the classroom. These booklets can be made for any grade level and for any subject.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2407

9:30am

The All Abilities Teacher!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for ANY general education teacher that has students with learning disabilities, autism, or ADHD in their classes. We will provide information about the continuum of services, the difference between accommodating and modifying, as well as strategies for teaching students with high incidence disabilities that may be in a general education setting with or without inclusion support. We’ll share tons of resources too. It’s fun and informative!


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2411

9:30am

eSTAR documentation
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will discuss information which should be documented in eStar for any Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention. Detailed instructions will be given on how to enter this information. There will be time for guided practice with sample student information. Bring your laptop as it will be used. This training is appropriate for any teacher, interventionist, or specialist providing interventions for students.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →



Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1316

9:30am

General-K-5-Writing and Using Proficiency Scales to Identify and Address Learning Break-downs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn what a proficiency scale is and a process to create them. Discuss how to use them in instruction and assessment. Discover the entry points of instruction to help your students attain mastery of a standard.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2303

9:30am

Math - 3-5 - Coding in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will show you how you can incorporate Scratch coding into your math curriculum. This course will assume you have never used Scratch before, but all are welcome. By the end of this course, you will know how to create simple games in Scratch. You will also have access to example code that can be used with your students. This course is great if you have high-achieving students who need something to challenge them.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2301

9:30am

RTI Math - K - Kindergarten RTI At Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning. How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners? Come and learn about updating our beliefs about math, rediscover math content, and modify our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how new math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics..

This course is open to anyone who teaches Kindergarten students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2306

9:30am

Science - 2-5 - Science Without Tears
Limited Capacity seats available

Love the idea of teaching hands-on science, but stressed by the thought of managing materials and students? This session will focus on tips and tricks for teachers in grades 2-5 on managing student-led science investigations, along with cooperative learning strategies, to get the most out of your lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Cassidy

Bethany Cassidy

Elem. Instructional Coach
avatar for Amelia Mahlstadt

Amelia Mahlstadt

Elementary Instructional Coach


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2308

9:30am

Creating a student-centered classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will flip the traditional classroom script - as students take on more ownership in their learning, they will be more motivated and invested in the classroom. A student-centered classroom is creative and builds stronger relationships. Session 1 will focus on smaller tweaks to integrate in lesson planning to allow for more student voice and leadership in the classroom. Session 2 will focus on how to design larger projects (project-based learning) that give students more leeway to explore their interests and build higher-level thinking skills.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

Instructional Coach, Secondary Social Studies, RRISD
Meghan is originally from Long Island, NY. After graduating college and spending a stint in Romania as a Peace Corps volunteer, she began teaching social studies in Virginia. Craving more adventure, she and her husband spent a couple of years teaching at an international school in... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2405

9:30am

Trauma Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategies and interventions to help students coming from trauma.

Speakers


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2207

9:30am

Learning Disabilities and the FIE
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for special education teachers that teach students with specific learning disabilities. Teachers will learn how to interpret and use the Full Individual Evaluation (FIE) for instruction for students with a specific learning disability. This session was offered in February, 2018 at our SPED Job Alike and would be a repeat if you attended on that day.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2413

9:30am

Writing Workshops Foundations (K-2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn the purpose and foundation of workshop for the k-2 classroom, as well as how to structure instructional time. Topics will include structure of mini-lessons, mentor texts, conferring, goal setting, and assessment.This will include follow up sessions during the year.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2311

9:30am

Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to create or update your Google Site. Shannon and Krista will provide you with plenty of resources to maintain your site this school year.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1315

9:30am

Providing purposeful and specific feedback to students
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will understand the importance of providing purposeful, specific feedback to students, and will learn how to gather information and provide real-time feedback that both corrects and supports student learning.


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2209

9:30am

RTI Math - 3 - Third Grade Math Fluency - Addition, Subtraction, and Early Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans across all cultures and through time have constructed beautiful mathematics to solve the problems around them, to mathematize their worlds, and to model their worlds mathematically. They constructed number systems to record how many, or how many more were needed, or how many altogether.

Join us for an examination of how our students develop big ideas, strategies, and models as their conceptual understanding emerges.

This course is recommended for any third grade teacher, math interventionist, special education or inclusion teacher who work with third grade students

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2312

9:30am

Comprehensible Input Strategies Level 1 and 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about CI strategies currently used with Level 1 and 2 students using story telling, novels, quick writes, movie talk with songs/videos, and free voluntary reading (FVR).



Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2206

9:30am

ELA 6-12 - Making Independent Reading Meaningful
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to up your independent reading game? Collaborate and take away various ideas for implementing effective systems and routines for your independent reading time with the new TEKS in mind.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.
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Pamela Tarquinio

Secondary ELA Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1414

9:30am

What’s Up With Student Agency? : Teachers can intentionally build student capacity by using various strategies. - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

When we employ agency, we gain buy-in and meaningful participation. Discover what Student Agency is and discuss how it can affect your classroom and campus. 2 hours of GT Credit.

Speakers
avatar for Anndrea Harrold

Anndrea Harrold

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
I am an Instructional Coach for RRISD. You should pick my brain about: Equity in Education and Beyond, Mindfulness, Reading and Writing in all content areas, Student Choice and Voice, Professional Development, Growing Capacity in those around us, Building Strong Relationships, Leading... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1405

9:30am

#This is RRISD Pre-K
Limited Capacity seats available

Round Rock Pre-K teachers integrate many resources to plan daily instruction. There’s the Pre-K Guidelines, the AARC, the Pre-K Core Components, awesome online resources, multiple curricula, and more! With so many resources, the top priorities for the Pre-K day are sometimes unclear. This session will offer a straight forward list of essentials all Pre-K classrooms need to be high quality. This session will integrate best practices from all areas of the curriculum to offer clear guidance on how to offer exceptional Pre-K. We’ll explore each essential with photos, examples, and interactive activities. This session is structured to support classroom teachers as well as instructional coaches.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Vogelpohl

Margo Vogelpohl

Director, Title I and Prekindergarten Programs, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 1505

9:30am

Social Studies - AP- World History Teacher Collaborative
Limited Capacity seats available

This teacher led session will allow for collaboration and planning for the New AP World History scope and sequence with the additional requirements of the TEKS.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 1406

10:30am

10:30am

What a Good Dyslexia Referral Looks Like
Limited Capacity seats available

The dyslexia team will guide you through the referral process and how to collect the necessary information for a good dyslexia and dysgraphia referral packet.


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2406

10:30am

Reading and Writing to Learn (Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in embedding opportunities for student reasoning and discourse into your lessons? Join us as we unpack and explore several non-content specific strategies to support students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This session is part one in a three-part series designed for elementary teachers with a focus on reading strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2408

10:30am

ELA-3-5-Better Together: Co-teaching in the Gen Ed Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Everybody knows that two heads are better than one. Take control of this double-brained potential in your classroom with co-teaching. This course is perfect for grade-level teammates who want to take their teaching to the next level. For best results, teachers should come equipped with strong classroom management and content knowledge. Throughout this course, teachers will be given examples of how to bring the power of co-teaching to their rooms by combining and mixing classes, flexible grouping, and collaboration. They will also be given time to brainstorm how to use these techniques with their own teammates. When co-teaching, students get the best of both teachers, amplifying their growth across subjects. So what are you waiting for? Don’t you want to be Better Together?

Speakers
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Amanda Williams

5th grade Teacher, Sommer Elementary
avatar for Cori Gagliardi

Cori Gagliardi

5th Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1410

10:30am

Math - 2-5 - Choral Counting: Building Patterning Power in Grades 2-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to help your students develop a new math super power? Join us for this interactive session to try out and learn about choral counting. This instructional routine fosters a patterning super power to help students develop robust number sense. Note: This session is designed for teachers in Grades 2-5.

Speakers
MJ

Mariah Johnson

Elementary Instructional Coach
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1313

10:30am

Sandbox Session 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Experiment in a hands-on, interactive environment where demonstrations and discussions are the norm. Expand your thinking and challenge others' problem-solving skills!
FEATURING:
Merge Cubes - Bring lesson plans to life in the classroom, lab, library and Makerspace to support active learning and content creation.
Osmo - A place where kids explore, learn, create and interact with digital games in a whole new way. Subjects include, math, puzzles, coding, business, spelling, drawing and more!
Stop Motion - Stop animation is ideal for helping students learn about concepts that involve processes and progressions — anything that benefits from including an element of movement to explain how it works.
Makey Makey - An electronic invention kit for all ages! The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet.


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1340

10:30am

Technology - 3-5 - Google Sheets Making Data Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

Elementary teachers, have you ever wanted to play with Google sheets but were intimidated? Come learn how easy it is to use Sheets in your everyday life and in your lessons! You will leave with a deeper level of understanding of spreadsheets in general and basic ideas you can use in your classroom. There will be take away ideas for first through fifth grade lessons in a variety subjects including math, science, and social studies.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2204

10:30am

Leadership - Teacher/IC/CO - RRock Star Univ. Info. Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Central Office staff are invited to this informational session to learn more about our RRock Star University aspiring Assistant Principal program and process to apply.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1407

10:30am

Working Together: Teacher and Co-Teacher (Inclusion)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and build a model for co-planning and co-teaching, where collaboration and support becomes the focus, and improved student achievement is the result.


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1416

10:30am

Math - HS - Digital Self-Grading Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Kahoot. GoFormative. Quizizz.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2313

10:30am

The Growth Mindset Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an introduction to creating a growth mindset culture in your classroom and school.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Vick

Christine Vick

Counselor, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2412

10:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
2200 Flex 1

10:30am

Genius BaRR
Limited Capacity seats available

Need help integrating technology in your lesson? Need help onboarding your device? Need any other technology support? This is the place for you! Come learn and get help from RRISD's tech geniuses! Use this opportunity to meet with instructional technology specialists!


Monday July 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Cafeteria Flex

12:30pm

Accountability vs. Punishment with Kevin Curtis
Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Lecture Hall

12:30pm

Reading and Writing to Learn (Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in embedding opportunities for student reasoning and discourse into your lessons? Join us as we unpack and explore several non-content specific strategies to support students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This session is part two in a three-part series designed for elementary teachers with a focus on writing strategies

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2408

12:30pm

High School Student Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wanted a glimpse inside the mind of today's learner? Come engage in conversation with a panel of high school students.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2207

12:30pm

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
2200 Flex 1

12:30pm

Want Special Reads for Special Needs for Free? Try Bookshare!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us to learn about a free resource called Bookshare. Bookshare is a text-to-speech online library for students who meet eligibility with a learning disability, low vision/blindness, or physical disability that significantly interferes with reading. This is for anyone interested in finding out more about the program and how to use it. Bring your laptop as it will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1308

12:30pm

Genius BaRR
Limited Capacity seats available

Need help integrating technology in your lesson? Need help onboarding your device? Need any other technology support? This is the place for you! Come learn and get help from RRISD's tech geniuses! Use this opportunity to meet with instructional technology specialists!


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Cafeteria Flex

12:30pm

Sandbox Session 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Experiment in a hands-on, interactive environment where demonstrations and discussions are the norm.  Expand your thinking and challenge others' problem-solving skills!
FEATURING:
Dash and Dot - Teach kids how to program with Dash and Dot, toy robots that make coding fun using apps on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones.
Bee Bots - Bee-Bot is an exciting little robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!
Osmo - A place where kids explore, learn, create and interact with digital games in a whole new way. Subjects include, math, puzzles, coding, business, spelling, drawing and more!
Ozobots - Pocket-sized coding robots that come with infinite ways to play, create, and share.


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1340

12:30pm

Leadership - Teacher/IC/CO - RRock Star Univ. Info. Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Central Office staff are invited to this informational session to learn more about our RRock Star University aspiring Assistant Principal program and process to apply.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1407

12:30pm

The Risks of Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning something new is all about taking risks: entering uncharted terrain, engaging in extra work and practice to master new skills or knowledge, even exposing yourself to ridicule or punishment (via poor grades, phone calls home) for underperforming. Is it any wonder some students are undermotivated at school or not performing to their full potential? This session will provide strategies for building a classroom where students can feel comfortable taking risks and learning alongside their classmates.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

Instructional Coach, Secondary Social Studies, RRISD
Meghan is originally from Long Island, NY. After graduating college and spending a stint in Romania as a Peace Corps volunteer, she began teaching social studies in Virginia. Craving more adventure, she and her husband spent a couple of years teaching at an international school in... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2405

12:30pm

General- 6 - 8 - Middle School Student Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel will allow teachers to explore the middle school student's daily experiences. Students will start with answering previewed questions with opportunities for teachers to get feedback on their own practices.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stegall

Laura Stegall

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1416

12:30pm

Balanced Literacy Part 2*: Shared and Interactive Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to draw on a repertoire of skills and strategies that accomplished writers use everyday. We will demonstrate the processes that writers often use to do the type of writing being studied, we will scaffold the students to practice the steps of the process, and we will release the students to write without support.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2403

12:30pm

Increasing Student Achievement Through Curricular Booklets
Limited Capacity seats available

Increase student achievement and never pass out another paper again. This presentation will go over how you can take your own personal material and create booklets using RRISD Print Services. Booklets can be used to help students organize, to help with differentiation and to help with those who will inevitably be absent. This presentation will go over how to put booklets together into a compiled pdf, how to submit your booklets to Print Shop, and the affordable pricing of the booklets as well as how to budget for them. This presentation will also go over how booklets can be used for differentiation and organization, how they can be used in coordination with Edpuzzle and similar applications, and how they tie in with a digital classroom.
These booklets are currently being used by the chemistry team at Round Rock High School and have contributed greatly to the overall success of students in the classroom. These booklets can be made for any grade level and for any subject.


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2407

12:30pm

Math - K-5 - Engaging Students in Productive Struggle to Foster Patient Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever handed out a math problem and immediately had students raise their hands and say, "I don't get it," or "I don't know what to do"? They're ready to give up at the first sign of struggle! The important question is, what do you as the teacher do in this situation? Effective mathematics teaching uses students' struggles as valuable opportunities to deepen their understanding of mathematics. Join me for an interactive session where we'll rethink what it means to support students' learning, including acknowledging and using struggles as opportunities to learn. The end result? Students come to realize they are capable of doing well in mathematics with effort and perseverance in reasoning, sense making, and problem solving.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1315

12:30pm

RTI Math - 1 - First Grade RTI at Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning.

How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners?

Children are in different (and multiple) places on their sense-making journey. What matters is how we understand, respond, and nurture them along wherever they are in their journeys.

Please join us in updating our beliefs about math, rediscovering math content, and modifying our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics.

This course is open to anyone who teaches first grade students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2306

12:30pm

Art - PK-K - Process vs. Product Art in the Early Childhood Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Art in an early childhood classroom often resembles cutsie, cookie cutter products that kids work hard on and are cherished by families, but often miss the mark and can create unnecessary stress - for both teachers and students. In this course, we will learn to change our perspective on what art looks like in an early childhood classroom and how to successfully integrate it into our day and curriculum, as well as tips for managing both the materials and the process. By shifting from a product oriented approach to a process oriented approach, we are taking steps to put kids first in our classroom. So, whether you are a novice at the whole art thing or you rock out your art center (or are somewhere in between), come experience what process art can truly be.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bartholomew

Jennifer Bartholomew

Teacher, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2412

12:30pm

ELA - 6-12 - Designing Engaging and Aligned Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn different ways of engaging learners in the formative assessment process and match these strategies to their existing Learning Targets and Success Criteria.  Teachers will also brainstorm ways to respond when formative assessments indicate that students do not understand the content.


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1410

12:30pm

Social Studies - 6-12 - Breaking Barriers in History
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for any teacher interested in facilitating National History Day student projects. National History Day offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in the examination of history in a project-based setting. This project promotes collaborative skills, integration of content, critical thinking and public speaking skills.
National History Day is an academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history.


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1418

12:30pm

Science- 6-12-Secondary Science Vertical Alignment Edcamp Style
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Biology teacher that has questions about what your Biology students should know before coming to you? Are you a seventh grade science teacher that wants to hear what's happening in Biology? Do you teach Physics and would like to share ideas with middle school science teachers? Are you just curious as to how to help bridge the gap between middle school and high school science? This Vertical Alignment Ed Camp Style session is designed to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter to them most. Come with your interests, passions and questions and be ready to engage in good conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2509

12:30pm

Interventions and Strategies for Various Disorders
Limited Capacity seats available

Brief description of disorders and easy to use intervention strategies in the classroom. Best practices that will make the classroom more positive for student learning.



Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2303

12:30pm

ELA - 2-5 - Authentic Grammar Level 2
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a level 2 course on authentic grammar practices. Participants should have completed Authentic Grammar/Patterns of Power practices prior to taking this course.
In this course, we will collaborate around the following topics:
*Keeping grammar alive through the day
*Transferring skills to writing
*Assessing the learning
*Using and creating revision/editing checklists
*Engaging ways for writers to build stamina
*Celebrating and problem solving our experiences

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2313

12:30pm

ELA 5-9 - TAG Teachers Unite!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come spend an afternoon with your fellow ELA TAG teachers to plan amazing lessons for the upcoming school year.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2411

12:30pm

Math - K-1 - Going Deeper with Number Talks: Numeracy in Grades K and 1
Limited Capacity seats available

In this intermediate level course, participants will learn how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks. Participants will also learn how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for counting, addition, and subtraction.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Masters

Mandy Masters

Elementary Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD
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Tamara Vila-Golden

Instructional Coach, Round Rock Independent School District


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2305

12:30pm

RTI Math - 3 - Third Grade RTI at Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning.

How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners?

Children are in different (and multiple) places on their sense-making journey. What matters is how we understand, respond, and nurture them along wherever they are in their journeys.

Please join us in updating our beliefs about math, rediscovering math content, and modifying our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics.

This course is open to anyone who teaches third grade students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2312

12:30pm

World Language - 6-12 - Get them out of their seats: Moving Towards proficiency -Literally
Limited Capacity seats available

What a wandering mind needs is a wandering body! The adolescent brain is easily distracted and loses focus because it is overworked building new connections, research has proven. Moving around stimulates the circulatory and, ultimately, the cerebral systems; this increased physical activity promotes engagement with the task at hand. We will spend most of this session on our feet, modeling activities that require students to be up and moving about, using all modes of communication. Wear comfortable shoes!


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1318

12:30pm

Pearson’s myPerspectives Implementation Training for Grade 6 ELAR & ESL
Limited Capacity seats available

Pearson will address everything you need to be classroom ready on Day 1 using myPerspectives!
Implementation Training support includes: • Complete program activation for all teachers, coaches, and administrators • Face-to-face training sessions • Interactive training webinars • myPearsonTraining.com on-demand, online training • On-demand professional development videos on key literacy topics by leading Pearson literacy authors • 24-7 Technology Support

Pearson will provide an overview of myView Literacy - - print and digital curriculum - - that takes a balanced approach to literacy, using reading and writing workshops to support the RRISD Secondary Literacy Model. Topics in this session will include the new TEKS, differentiating for learners (e.g. ELLs, special education, and TAG), Reading-Writing Workshop Model/Classroom Management, and Conferring. Sessions are grade-level specific to address myPerspectives content and the new ELAR TEKS.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
RRHS Library

12:30pm

Planning with Pearson's myPerspectives Instructional Resources, Grades 6-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Pearson will address everything you need to be classroom ready on Day 1 using myPerspectives!
Implementation Training support includes: • Complete program activation for all teachers, coaches, and administrators • Face-to-face training sessions • Interactive training webinars • myPearsonTraining.com on-demand, online training • On-demand professional development videos on key literacy topics by leading Pearson literacy authors • 24-7 Technology Support

Pearson will provide an overview of myView Literacy - - print and digital curriculum - - that takes a balanced approach to literacy, using reading and writing workshops to support the RRISD Secondary Literacy Model. Topics in this session will include the new TEKS, differentiating for learners (e.g. ELLs, special education, and TAG), Reading-Writing Workshop Model/Classroom Management, and Conferring. Sessions are grade-level specific to address myPerspectives content and the new ELAR TEKS.


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
RRHS Library

12:30pm

ELA -6-12- Intentional Imagination in the Secondary ELA Classroom - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on brain science research, participants will experience activities and methods incorporating creativity, which promotes risk-taking and courage while reducing stress and anxiety for their middle and high school ELA students. 3 hours of GT Credit

Speakers
RH

Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2308

12:30pm

SEL RROCKS (Session 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Social and emotional learning has grown strong roots in classrooms across the US. Through intentional practices, creating environments where all students feel safe and understood is integral to their developmental success. Building relationships with and between students increases opportunities to feel connected to their school, their classroom, and their peers. There are many great models for integrating intentional practices around authentic relationships. This course, SEL RROCKS, will utilize an experiential approach to develop teacher understanding of social and emotional learning and it's importance in the classroom. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SEL RROCKS is an in-depth course with an ongoing case study that focuses on the intentional implementation of social and emotional learning within the classroom. Participants only need to enroll in one of the SummeRR Camp Sessions, but does have follow up courses throughout the school year. This cohort group meets once every 3 weeks to experience various components of intentional SEL practices. Participants will learn a variety of strategies, try them with students, and learn to engage in self - reflection about current practices. This course includes 9 mandatory after-school sessions from 3:30 - 5:00. These dates are scheduled for 9/10, 10/1, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/4, 2/25, 3/10.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Finck

Rachelle Finck

Coordinator, Social Emotional Learning, Round Rock ISD
avatar for Amelia Mahlstadt

Amelia Mahlstadt

Elementary Instructional Coach


Monday July 22, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2301

1:30pm

Classroom Management: Pre-K-5: Getting What You Want Out of Your Behavior Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the biggest BANG out of your behavior management systems. Learn the process of teaching, practicing and reinforcing the behaviors you want to see from your kids year round.

Speakers
RF

Robin Foerster

Special Education Teacher, Gattis Elelmentary
Kids!
KC

Kristie Campo

Faculty, Joe Lee Johnson STEAM Academy
I am the Behavior Specialist at Joe Lee Johnson Elem.


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2413

1:30pm

Reading and Writing To Learn (Elementary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in embedding opportunities for student reasoning and discourse into your lessons? Join us as we unpack and explore several non-content specific strategies to support students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This session is part three in a three-part series designed for elementary teachers with a focus on speaking and listening strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2408

1:30pm

Unlock the secrets to teaching in RRISD
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for New to RRISD teachers to have a Q&A with a panel of veteran teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2207

1:30pm

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
2200 Flex 1

1:30pm

How to use summatives, standards and priority TEKS to create a pacing calendar appropriate to needs of your students
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will understand how to combine information from summatives, TEKS, and priority TEKS to create a pacing calenders specific to needs of their students.


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2406

1:30pm

Bookshare Online Library: Information and Usage
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us to learn about a free resource called Bookshare. Bookshare is a text-to-speech online library for students who meet eligibility with a learning disability, low vision/blindness, or physical disability that significantly interferes with reading. This is for anyone interested in finding out more about the program and how to use it. Bring your laptop as it will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1308

1:30pm

Google Keep- Keeping Your Sanity!
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Keep helps keep you organized in both your professional life and your personal one. Keep lets you take notes, make lists, organize ideas, add images and drawings, and set reminders. You will walk away with ways to incorporate Google Keep into any subject area as well as using it to help “keep” your own sanity. This is my favorite of all Google tools and the one I couldn’t live without!

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2204

1:30pm

Sandbox Session 4
Limited Capacity seats available

Experiment in a hands-on, interactive environment where demonstrations and discussions are the norm.  Expand your thinking and challenge others' problem-solving skills!
FEATURING:
Stop Motion - Stop animation is ideal for helping students learn about concepts that involve processes and progressions — anything that benefits from including an element of movement to explain how it works.
Google Expeditions - Introduce your students to a new way of learning with VR/AR
Garageband - GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists.
Sphero - Sphero fuses physical robotic toys, digital apps, and entertainment experiences to unlock the true potential of play and inspire tomorrow's.


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1340

1:30pm

SEL (K-12) When Does Stress Become Anxiety (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a difference between stress and anxiety and by knowing the difference, we are better able to help students who are struggling. Come to learn symptoms and how best to help students.

Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2201

1:30pm

The Meeting Place
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you like time to reflect on your learning? Would you like an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues? Plan to join us in the meeting space for discussion and process time. Choose topics such as vertical conversations, assessment, mindset, differentiation, SEL, or anything else. The decision is yours!

Speakers
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Anndrea Harrold

Anndrea Harrold

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
I am an Instructional Coach for RRISD. You should pick my brain about: Equity in Education and Beyond, Mindfulness, Reading and Writing in all content areas, Student Choice and Voice, Professional Development, Growing Capacity in those around us, Building Strong Relationships, Leading... Read More →
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1332

1:30pm

Restorative Practices with Kevin Curtis
Speakers

Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Lecture Hall

1:30pm

ELA 3- 5 - Teaching Higher-Level Thinking Skills Through Book Groups in ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

Course is designed for teachers who want to encourage students to think at a high level using book groups. No prior knowledge is required although teachers implementing book groups already will walk away with more ideas. You will learn how to run book groups, how to track and assess participation, how to teach students to respond to texts at a high level and how to create excitement in learning. Please bring a laptop for use in the class. You will walk away wanting to implement groups from Day 1 of school!

Speakers
avatar for Revathi Balakrishnan

Revathi Balakrishnan

Teacher - Fifth Grade, Round Rock ISD
Talk to me about Rigor, Relevance, Resilience and Relationships in the classroom.2016 Texas Teacher of the Yearhttps://medium.com/@revabalahttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1L70opsSyTiLBBZlpNIWo_7KYlvnncWYGEcHUxs76SP4/edit?usp=sharing


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 2414

1:30pm

Introduction to Kinder Connecting Camp
Limited Capacity seats available

As a kindergarten teacher, have you ever thought, “What if the kinder team could meet all the kindergartners and learn about them before they were assigned to a class? What if we could better balance each classroom to best meet students academic, behavioral, and emotional needs?” If so, come to this new session where we will guide you through how to launch and implement a new approach to start your kindergarten school year! Hear the testimonies of two kindergarten teams in Round Rock who have launched this camp and have had great success! Every other grade has the opportunity to create class lists that are based on the needs of the students, whereas kindergarten does not have this opportunity. This is an alternative to random class list generation, so your kindergarten team can be empowered to create balanced classrooms.

Our goal is to build a strong community where the teachers and students all have the chance to learn about one another in a positive and safe environment. You will learn how to organize your first two weeks of school and communicate the positive benefits of this program with your administration. We will have time at the end to problem-solve any potential roadblocks and discuss how we can best help your campus.

Questions? Contact:
Holly Matecko (holly_matecko@roundrockisd.org)
Melissa Del Bosque (melissa_delbosque@roundrockisd.org)
Brittni Bordic (brittni_bordic@roundrockisd.org)


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 2306

1:30pm

Writing Workshops Foundations (3-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn the purpose and foundation of workshop in the 3-5 classroom, as well as how to structure instructional time. Topics will include structure of mini-lessons, mentor texts, conferring, goal setting, and assessment.This will include follow up sessions during the year.


Monday July 22, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2311

2:30pm

Balanced Literacy Part 3*: Interactive Read Aloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to write interactive read-alouds to support readers towards independence. Integration of social studies concepts will also be explored in this course.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2403

2:30pm

RTI Math - 1 - First Grade Math Fluency - Early Number, Addition, and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans across all cultures and through time have constructed beautiful mathematics to solve the problems around them, to mathematize their worlds, and to model their worlds mathematically. They constructed number systems to record how many, or how many more were needed, or how many altogether.

Join us for an examination of how our students develop big ideas, strategies, and models as their conceptual understanding emerges.

This course is recommended for any first grade teacher, math interventionist, special education or inclusion teacher who work with first grade students.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Monday July 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2312

2:30pm

Sandbox Session 5
Limited Capacity seats available

Experiment in a hands-on, interactive environment where demonstrations and discussions are the norm.  Expand your thinking and challenge others' problem-solving skills!
FEATURING:
Cubelets - Cubelets® Robot Blocks make it fast and easy to engage children as young as four in learning by building robots. There’s no wrong way to build with Cubelets, so it is remarkably easy to transform these blocks into brilliant bundles of robotic curiosity.
Green Screen - Use green screen to engage and innovate with technology in your classroom, adding a new and exciting dimension to your lessons!
Wearable Circuits - Wearable electronics are fascinating! In addition to circuit design and coding, students also have to take into consideration the construction time involved in sewing, and the pros and cons of different fabrics or materials to which the circuits may be attached.
Flip Grid - Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families.


Monday July 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1340
 
Tuesday, July 23
 

8:30am

Reading and Writing to Learn (Secondary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in embedding opportunities for student reasoning and discourse into your lessons? Join us as we unpack and explore several non-content specific strategies to support students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This session is part one in a three-part series designed for secondary teachers with a focus on reading strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Rm 2303

8:30am

Math 6-12 Desmos 1
Limited Capacity seats available

"Learn the basics to start unlocking the wonderful world of Desmos. Accessible to all, Desmos is a free web based interactive application intended for learning and teaching mathematics. Graph functions, plot data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more.

*Attendees should bring their laptops to this session*"

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Rm 2305

8:30am

Elementary ELA- K-5- Reading Workshop Foundations Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will develop a deep  understanding of Readers Workshop and how it compliments Balanced Literacy: the components of a mini lesson, independent reading time, and the closing time within Readers Workshop.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2411

8:30am

RTI Math - 1 - First Grade RTI at Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning.

How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners?

Children are in different (and multiple) places on their sense-making journey. What matters is how we understand, respond, and nurture them along wherever they are in their journeys.

Please join us in updating our beliefs about math, rediscovering math content, and modifying our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics.

This course is open to anyone who teaches first grade students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2306

8:30am

RTI Math - 2 - Second Grade Math Fluency: Investigating Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans across all cultures and through time have constructed beautiful mathematics to solve the problems around them, to mathematize their worlds, and to model their worlds mathematically. They constructed number systems to record how many, or how many more were needed, or how many altogether.

Join us for an examination of how our students develop big ideas, strategies, and models as their conceptual understanding emerges.

This course is recommended for any second grade teacher, math interventionist, special education or inclusion teacher who works with second grade students.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2505

8:30am

Mindfulness in the Classroom (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

This introductory level course is an experiential course open to all RRISD staff members who wish to dive in to mindfulness practices for their classroom use. This course will discuss the impacts of mindfulness on student achievement, teaching self - regulation skills to students, as well as how language can work together with breathing techniques. Participants will leave with a variety of instructional practices that can infuse mindfulness into the classroom setting to create a safe, inclusive space for everyone.



Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2201

8:30am

Advancing Past Compliance: PLAAFP to IEP
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for all (LID and resource/inclusion) special education teachers and any related services area. This session will provide special educators with information and resources for creating compliant, measurable, and aligned PLAAFP and individualized goals.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2407

8:30am

Argument & Explanations
Limited Capacity seats available

Argument in science goes beyond students agreeing on explanations and designing solutions together. Whether investigating a phenomenon, testing a design, or constructing a model, students are expected to use argumentation to listen to, compare, and evaluate ideas and methods based on their merits. Scientists and engineers engage in argumentation, and so should your students. In this session, you will learn how to support students in writing scientific arguments.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2404

8:30am

SLAR - Convenciones gramaticales K-2
Limited Capacity seats available

Esta sesión será un resumen de las convenciones de escritura más importantes en español para ayudarlo a satisfacer las necesidades de sus estudiantes y mejorar sus propias habilidades en español. Enfocamos en las habilidades necesarias para enseñar los TEKS de K-2.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2405

8:30am

Small Group Reading Instruction: Where the Magic Happens
Limited Capacity filling up

Small group is where the magic happens! Do you ever find yourself wondering: How do I reach my readers? How do I know which small group structure to use? In this session, we will work through the ins and outs of conferring, guided reading, and strategy groups. This session includes a break out into different rooms to experience K-2 and 3-5 focused lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Mahlstadt

Amelia Mahlstadt

Elementary Instructional Coach
avatar for Caroline Montgomery

Caroline Montgomery

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2308

8:30am

Instructional Technology - K-1st - Google for Littles
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology integrations based off the book "Google for Littles". Learn practical ways to approach technology with young learners. Leave with easy to implement activities for integrating Google Apps in the K-1 classroom?

Speakers
avatar for Katie Leining

Katie Leining

Faculty, Voigt Arts Integration Academy


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1318

8:30am

All content All grades 100% Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

The course is designed for any subject at any grade level. We will be exploring room transformations and using board games in the classroom. Unleash your inner party planner and come see how to secure 100% student engagement on even the hardest topics to cover in the classroom. You will be surprised at what students will do when you give them a black light and white yarn. EduRockStars will leave this course with ideas and lesson plans to use in their classroom all year long.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2406

8:30am

K-12 - All Subjects - Games for Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for a quick way to increase student engagement while still teaching the necessary content? Come learn about fast and easy ways to gamify your class. This strategy layers on top of already made plans and resources adding fun and competition. Simple to incorporate at any level and content, you will walk away with ways to gamify your class immediately and resources if you're interested in learning more. Come experience how games are for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Cori Gagliardi

Cori Gagliardi

5th Grade Teacher, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2403

8:30am

General-K-5- Engaging the Reluctant Learner through Arts Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience the power of integrated learning as it applies to all subject areas and learners.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1414

8:30am

ELA/Science/SS - K - 12 The Power of Place in Storytelling: Create Your Story Using Google Earth and Google Geo Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Every story has a place. Google Earth is a powerful storytelling telling tool allowing students to explore their world while creating and/or deepening their understanding of storytelling. This workshop will begin with an overview of Google Earth; discovering its built in tools plus tips and tricks. Participants will then learn how to create their own story using Google Earth/Geo tools. In addition, attendees will be given Google Earth examples that will help engage classroom discussions across varying content areas and age groups. All tech, content, grade levels are welcome to come play. To take full advantage of this workshop, a laptop/Chromebook with Google Chrome is recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Williams

Josh Williams

Social Studies Teacher, Westwood High School - Round Rock ISD
For over a decade Josh Williams has been working as a high school social studies teacher for Round Rock Independent School District. As a Google Earth Education Expert, Josh has the opportunity to share his knowledge of Google Geo Tools throughout the United States and Canada. Some... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1314

8:30am

ELA - 3-8 - The Writer’s Notebook: An Essential Tool for Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

“Keeping a notebook is a process… It’s something that ‘gets’ you- leads you from one thought to another until you, too, experience the writer’s joy of discovering something you didn’t know you knew.” - A. Buckner.
Are your students making the most of their writer’s notebooks? Do writer's notebooks fuel and enliven your writing workshop throughout the year? Do you see your students growing in fluency, independence, and depth of expression as writers? The writer’s notebook is arguably one of the most powerful tools writers use to develop themselves and their writing. This course will discuss launching, advancing, and sustaining writer’s notebooks all year long to empower your student writers and see amazing growth!

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Estrada

Veronica Estrada

Round Rock ISD
avatar for Corinna Green

Corinna Green

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1418

8:30am

Math - 2-5 - Going Deeper with Number Talks: Addition and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

In this intermediate level course, participants will learn how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks. Participants will also learn how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for addition and subtraction.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Masters

Mandy Masters

Elementary Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1416

8:30am

Let’s Create a Website with Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

So you want to create a website and think “I can never do that”. Come join us as we explore how simple it is to create a site with Google sites. Participants will have the opportunity to create a site during the session.

**Bring a fully charged internet capable device. Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1308

8:30am

Leadership - PK-12 - Leadership Training for Teacher Team Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers that are taking on the role as a team leader, PLC leader, Department Chair, or committee lead. We will investigate the leadership behaviors and skills necessary to lead other adults, especially peers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2413

8:30am

Let's Get (Inter)Personal
Limited Capacity seats available

Drive your students towards true interpersonal communication as we take some time to make conversation starter cards. We'll create color-coded question cards for each unit based on the World Languages ARRC and the "Can Do" statements.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1407

8:30am

Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Developmentally appropriate practices require that teachers make daily, intentional decisions based on their knowledge of each child's level of development taking into consideration the child's learning style as well as cultural and social differences. The course will help teachers learn how to maintain a classroom environment that helps to promote the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social needs of children.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Vogelpohl

Margo Vogelpohl

Director, Title I and Prekindergarten Programs, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Lecture Hall

8:30am

Maintaining Equilibrium In the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

A comprehensive guide to preventing disruptive behaviors in the classroom and developing systems to support your most challenging students.

We will address adverse childhood experiences, the function of behavior, preventative tools to diminish difficult behavior, strategies to de-escalate heightened student behavior, and strategies to maintain control of your classroom when redirecting disruptive behavior.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2408

8:30am

Pearson’s myPerspectives Implementation Training for Grade 7 ELAR & ESL
Limited Capacity seats available

Pearson will address everything you need to be classroom ready on Day 1 using myPerspectives!
Implementation Training support includes: • Complete program activation for all teachers, coaches, and administrators • Face-to-face training sessions • Interactive training webinars • myPearsonTraining.com on-demand, online training • On-demand professional development videos on key literacy topics by leading Pearson literacy authors • 24-7 Technology Support

Pearson will provide an overview of myView Literacy - - print and digital curriculum - - that takes a balanced approach to literacy, using reading and writing workshops to support the RRISD Secondary Literacy Model. Topics in this session will include the new TEKS, differentiating for learners (e.g. ELLs, special education, and TAG), Reading-Writing Workshop Model/Classroom Management, and Conferring. Sessions are grade-level specific to address myPerspectives content and the new ELAR TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Caron Sharp

Caron Sharp

Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
RRHS Library

8:30am

General- 6-12- Planning & Implementing Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

The planning portion of the training will focus on intentionally planning and purposefully developing questions to assess student understanding of instructional content. The implementation part will consist of strategies for incorporating more questioning into the instruction piece, as well as student selection strategies to build accountability.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2209

8:30am

Science - 6-12 - STEP UP 4 Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Support gender equity in physics education through active strategies and discussions. Come to this workshop to learn how to be a part of a national campaign for high school physics teachers and their students, STEP UP for Women (Supporting Teachers to Encourage Pursuit of Undergraduate Physics for Women). During this workshop, learn about gender representation in physics in the U.S. and around the world, and engage in active strategies and two specific lessons that are demonstrated to enhance the physics identity of young women. Whoever you might be (Counselor, Middle School or High School Science or Math Teacher!), be a part of the change!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2501

8:30am

Mathematics-K-8- Tasks to Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Picture This: Your students are engaged in a math problem. All students are using their habits of mind to solve a problem head-on. After time, some students start to discuss different ways to solve the problem while others discuss how reasonable their answers are. As a teacher, you are excited as you watch your students communicate their results and justify their answers. Sound impossible? Not true! In this workshop, participants will learn and experience tasks that allow for multiple entry points to encourage solving problems through a variety of strategies and where reasoning, communicating, and justifying are the norm in the math classroom. These tasks, because of their inclusive design, are great for ALL students you are trying to reach including students with special needs, English Language Learners, gifted students, and struggling students in all grade levels.

In addition to PD credit, teachers will earn 6 units of G/T update credit.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2509

8:30am

And you thought you needed a textbook!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session presenter will convince participants that the textbook can and should only be used as a supplemental source through the effective use of teacher produced Can-Do Statements and good collaboration with colleagues of the same level. 

Speakers
avatar for Brian McDonough

Brian McDonough

Spanish Teacher, Westwood High School, Westwood ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2311

8:30am

Getting Started with Read 180 Universal
Limited Capacity seats available

What!  Read 180 NG is no long available.    My students will be using Read 180 Universal and it includes writing software.  Read 180 Universal will be replacing Read 180 NG.  This session includes how to get started with Read 180 Universal as well as what is the same and what is different from Read 180 NG.

Audience: Grades 3 - 12 new and current Read 180 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 1312

8:30am

ELA- 9-12- Enhanced Instructional Design - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

High school ELA teachers will engage in a facilitated differentiated workshop planning session with a focus on the RRISD ELA literacy model. We encourage PLCs to come together to collaborate in lesson design that incorporates creativity, voice and choice along with the literacy components. You will receive GT credit for this course. Walk away ready to begin 2019-2020 with a bang. 6 hours of GT Credit

Speakers
RH

Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2313

8:30am

FBA and BIP Development
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for Special Education staff (case managers, teachers, assessment staff). A Functional Behavior Assessment is an essential process that identifies specific target behavior, the purpose of the behavior, and what factors maintain behavior that is interfering with the student's educational progress. This process leads to the development of an intervention plan to teach acceptable alternative replacement behavior. In this course you will learn the district's new processes and templates, and will be given all tools needed to complete this assessment.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2414

9:30am

Google Earth and Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's go on a virtual field trip with Google Earth and Expeditions! We will explore multidisciplinary lessons utilizing a student favorite- Google Earth/Sky and Maps. We will also touch upon Expeditions and the option to use with or without 3D goggles.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Owen

Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.
avatar for Lisa Costello

Lisa Costello

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Lisa is the ITS at Caraway Elementary School.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2301

9:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
2200 Flex 1

9:30am

ELA - K-5 - Focusing Your Read-Alouds with Depth & Complexity - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your campus implementing Depth & Complexity across grade levels and curriculum? Do you want an easy way to implement the icons in your classroom and library read-alouds, helping students think critically and make text connections? This course is designed as a brief overview of the Depth and Complexity icons and suggested use for several picture books. Participants will leave with a set of the icons to use in their classroom/ library, and a title list with suggested icons. 1 hour  of GT Credit


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1502

9:30am

Want Special Reads for Special Needs for Free? Try Bookshare!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us to learn about a free resource called Bookshare. Bookshare is a text-to-speech online library for students who meet eligibility with a learning disability, low vision/blindness, or physical disability that significantly interferes with reading. This is for anyone interested in finding out more about the program and how to use it. Bring your laptop as it will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1315

9:30am

Counting Matters: Building Number Sense in Grades 2-5
Limited Capacity seats available

We all agree that counting is important in the early years, but counting is also important in the intermediate grades. In this session, we'll share ways to use the counting collections instructional routine to develop student understanding of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and to promote student discourse and sense making.

Speakers
MJ

Mariah Johnson

Elementary Instructional Coach
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1405

9:30am

Hidden Hexahedra
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will begin by exploring with building prisms using linking cubes. This experience will enable them to apply the concept to the Hidden Hexahedra activity where students will first estimate, then investigate the pattern that emerges when building cubes of different sizes.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2513

9:30am

Integrating Stop Motion into K-5 Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how to use Stop Motion videos to assess learning of k-5 Science TEKS.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1417

9:30am

Tech - PK-12 - Chaos to Efficiency with Apple Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for anyone with access to iPads in the classroom setting. We will show you how Apple Classroom can help you manage iPads for any size group.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Bamford

Julianne Bamford

Librarian, RRISD
avatar for Erin Appl

Erin Appl

ITS, RRISD ITS


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1504

9:30am

Meditation and Yoga (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

The technique taught in guided mediation helps every person, it helps to relax and rejuvenate from tired day at work, it helps to keep clam and collected, focus and peaceful. I teach super brain yoga too and this gives teachers ideas to start the class (warm-up).

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
2200 Flex 2

9:30am

Reading and Writing to Learn (Secondary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in embedding opportunities for student reasoning and discourse into your lessons? Join us as we unpack and explore several non-content specific strategies to support students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This session is part two in a three-part series designed for secondary teachers with a focus on writing strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2303

9:30am

Math 6-12 Desmos 2
Limited Capacity seats available

"Are you already familiar with the basic features of Desmos, but would like to learn more? This session will extend your knowledge of the application, through exploration of activities and lesson bundles designed to promote mathematical reasoning through patterning, discourse, and investigation.

*Attendees should bring their laptops to this session*"

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2305

9:30am

Writing Opportunities in Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

How to add in quick and short writing opportunities in our secondary social studies classrooms

Speakers
avatar for Michele Sandlin

Michele Sandlin

Social Studies Educator, RRISD/Canyon Vista Middle School


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1406

9:30am

Effective Communication with Parents
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide ideas on how to effectively communicate with parents to help strengthen your classroom community.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Schermerhorn

Melinda Schermerhorn

4th grade, Round Rock ISD
I am currently a 4th grade teacher at Caraway Elementary.I have also taught both 5th and 8th grade science. Connecting and communicating with families and students is a vital part of our job! In this short session I will share strategies on how best to effectively communicate with... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1501

9:30am

Executive Functions and Dyslexia
Limited Capacity seats available

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation.” These processes consist of managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. This workshop will provide strategies for dyslexic students with executive functioning issues.        



Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2503

9:30am

Engagement Strategies for K - 5
Limited Capacity seats available

Searching for new and exciting ways to keep your students engaged? Then, Engagement Strategies for K - 5 is for you! Join this session for a wide range of methods to keep your lessons exciting and engaging for all types of learners. Topics will range from Cooperative Learning Structures, Brain-Friendly teaching tips, technology integration and much more! Course material with meet goals of allowing students to collaborate positively and encourage each other’s efforts and achievements, as well as, providing meaningful learning based on student interests and abilities to create a positive classroom culture. You will have time for make and take, so you can begin implementing the strategies starting from the get-go!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2304

9:30am

Increasing Student Achievement Through Curricular Booklets
Limited Capacity seats available

Increase student achievement and never pass out another paper again. This presentation will go over how you can take your own personal material and create booklets using RRISD Print Services. Booklets can be used to help students organize, to help with differentiation and to help with those who will inevitably be absent. This presentation will go over how to put booklets together into a compiled pdf, how to submit your booklets to Print Shop, and the affordable pricing of the booklets as well as how to budget for them. This presentation will also go over how booklets can be used for differentiation and organization, how they can be used in coordination with Edpuzzle and similar applications, and how they tie in with a digital classroom.
These booklets are currently being used by the chemistry team at Round Rock High School and have contributed greatly to the overall success of students in the classroom. These booklets can be made for any grade level and for any subject.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2502

9:30am

LA - K-5 - Making Thinking Visible - Routines to Get Your Students Digging Deep
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course you will learn strategies for exploring, synthesizing, and organizing ideas. Not just for language arts, the strategies presented are useful across all content areas and have just enough arts integration to spice up the engagement in your classroom. Teachers will leave the session with multiple tools to use the first week of school.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Koenig

Jennifer Koenig

Arts Integration Coordinator, Wells Branch AIA


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2514

9:30am

Introduction to Number Talks in Grades 2-5
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, join us for an introduction to number talks. What are they? How do you plan one? How do you facilitate one? Participants will leave ready to try out number talks in their own classrooms and find out why number talks are the best part of many teachers' and students' day. There will be an opportunity for follow-up to help support implementation in the classroom throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Cassidy

Bethany Cassidy

Elem. Instructional Coach
avatar for Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2504

9:30am

CER: Facilitating Student Thinking in Science and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will discuss how the CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) strategy may be used to facilitate student thinking. Students need help organizing data and evidence into a statement. With assistance, students will learn to draw conclusions and infer when they gather data or are given data. This strategy even works across the curriculum in Social Science and Literature classes that examine evidence in order to answer a question. Teachers will be involved with formulate relevant questions, rubrics, sentence starters and graphic organizers to use in their classrooms.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2515

9:30am

Google Zen-Finding a Bit Of Peace In Organization
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be covering how to organize your Gmail and Google Drive to make your life a bit easier. All levels of Google knowledge are welcome. We'll be looking at folders and naming convention in drive, zero inbox in Gmail and more.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1517

9:30am

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes: an anti-bullying/pro-kindness workshop for teachers, students and their parents
Limited Capacity seats available

"Hey Dude, Nice Shoes" takes a closer look at one of the buzz-words of this generation. Through defining behaviors we reevaluate what the word "bullying" has come to mean to our students and their parents. By showing examples of kindness every day we can hope to empower the students to make behavior changes to create a safer and softer campus environment.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1408

9:30am

Progressing the Novice Learner Up the Proficiency Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will work with a variety of instructional strategies to move students through the proficiency levels with the different modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. Activities, examples and resources are adaptable to any modern language.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2208

9:30am

Aimsweb in the Middle Grades
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your laptop and get your Aimsweb questions answered. Everything from logging in and printing testing tickets to understanding the reports that are available will be covered. We will look into what the next steps are after you read and understand the reports as well.  


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1503

9:30am

Autism in the Resource and Inclusion Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will look at understanding the characteristics of Autism and how to best address the behavioral, social and communication needs of students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2519

9:30am

Math and Science 6-12 Talk Read Talk Write in the Math & Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for a classroom strategy to help your students process their learning to make meaning of content in the presence of their peers? Join us to explore the TRTW strategy through math and science content examples.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD
SH

Suellen Hill

Teacher, Deerpark Middle School--RRISD
Math teacher


Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2512

10:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
2200 Flex 1

10:30am

All Subjects - K-5 - Flexible Small Group Instruction across the Grade Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to effectively impact student achievement within your classroom, and across your team, but struggle with limited time during your day? Come to this session to learn and unpack strategies for targeting struggling students in a flexible small group setting.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1512

10:30am

Want Special Reads for Special Needs for Free? Try Bookshare!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us to learn about a free resource called Bookshare. Bookshare is a text-to-speech online library for students who meet eligibility with a learning disability, low vision/blindness, or physical disability that significantly interferes with reading. This is for anyone interested in finding out more about the program and how to use it. Bring your laptop as it will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1315

10:30am

Math - K-1 - Counting Collections: A Routine for Differentiating in the K-1 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

What children know and understand about number and number relationships impacts every other area of mathematical study. In this session, we'll share ways to use the counting collections instructional routine to differentiate instruction, develop student understanding of number, and promote student discourse and sense making.

Speakers
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy
MJ

Mariah Johnson

Elementary Instructional Coach


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1405

10:30am

RTI Math - 1 - First Grade Math Fluency - Early Number, Addition, and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans across all cultures and through time have constructed beautiful mathematics to solve the problems around them, to mathematize their worlds, and to model their worlds mathematically. They constructed number systems to record how many, or how many more were needed, or how many altogether.

Join us for an examination of how our students develop big ideas, strategies, and models as their conceptual understanding emerges.

This course is recommended for any first grade teacher, math interventionist, special education or inclusion teacher who works with first grade students.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2306

10:30am

Digital Sub Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

When you have to be gone, don't you wish things could run smoothly in your classroom as if you were there? With digital tools you can make that dream a little closer to reality. Come see how you can use a Google Site to keep things rolling when you're not there!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1316

10:30am

Print Shop 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are new to the Print Shop or would like a refresher, this course will explain Print Shop operations and how the Print Shop can work for you.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1514

10:30am

More Tips and Tricks for Ipads in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn new and tried and true iPad tips and ideas for teacher use and student use such as: AssistiveTouch "pointer dot," word and selection reader, embedded screen recorder, Safari ad remover, Apple Classroom, Apple Clips, Apple Pages image deconstruction, and more. As an Apple Teacher librarian, I use my iPads daily. My time is limited with students, so I'm always on the hunt for tricks that create a more streamlined, effective experience. Please bring an iPad if possible. I will have some extras if you don't have summer access to one.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Bamford

Julianne Bamford

Librarian, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1516

10:30am

ELA - 6-12 - Speedy Book Talks for Hot New Books
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will walk away with knowledge of new book titles to share with students. Students deserve to hear about reading from as many adults as possible. Amazing titles with super descriptions will be given during this session so that participants can share them with students.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2516

10:30am

T.I.E- (Technology, Instruction, Environment)
Limited Capacity seats available

New or Veteran teachers wanting to enhance and/or manage technology use, instruction, and environment. Come get new ideas, share ideas, and/or energize  your ideas and classroom management with flex seating. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2518

10:30am

All Subjects - 6-12 - PowerUp Your Students with PodCasting - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Given the recent rise in podcast popularity, it’s no surprise that audio narratives are making their way into the classroom. A podcast is a virtual way students can use audio to tell a story or share an opinion. There are many benefits to using Podcasts with your students; cultivating listening and speaking skills, empowering student voice and sharing with a larger audience. No matter your device or ratio of technology to students, at this session you will learn to use Podcasts in your classroom to amplify student voice. 1 hour of GT Credit

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Ebers

Laurie Ebers

Teacher, Cedar Valley Middle School
I teach 6th Grade Science and serve as our Horizontal Team Lead. Aside from teaching, I sponsor Science UIL and Science Fair.
avatar for Mary Ellen Yonker

Mary Ellen Yonker

I am currently an ITS at Cedar Valley Middle School. I have also served as a librarian and a middle school math teacher.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1515

10:30am

Reading and Writing to Learn (Secondary)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in embedding opportunities for student reasoning and discourse into your lessons? Join us as we unpack and explore several non-content specific strategies to support students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This session is part three in a three-part series designed for secondary teachers with a focus on speaking and listening strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2303

10:30am

Math 6-12 Desmos 3
Limited Capacity seats available

"Now that you have experienced the power of Desmos, prepare to create your own lessons using activity builder. You will leave with the tools and skillls to create activities that you can implement in your classroom. This session is intended for those already knowledgeable about the built-in capabilities of the application.

*Attendees should bring their laptops to this session*"

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2305

10:30am

Science - 6-8 - Making Reviews Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you dread review days? Find a new game to play! This session will cover all sorts of games you can play to get you and your students excited about reviews. Some will be tech based (Kahoot, Quizlet), so bring your device and be prepared to play!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2206

10:30am

QSSSA Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

The QSSSA (Question-Signal-Stem-Share-Assess) strategy is a great tool to weave structured conversation and formative assessment into your classroom instruction. This quick session will engage participants in activities using the QSSSA strategy. We will discuss the benefits of incorporating this strategy as well as variations in how it can be implemented.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1518

10:30am

SPED- K-12- Case Management
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for all (LID and resource/inclusion) special education teachers. This session will involve basic training to provide special educators with information regarding case management duties, ARD responsibilities, and teacher resources.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2407

10:30am

Genius BaRR
Limited Capacity seats available

Need help integrating technology in your lesson? Need help onboarding your device? Need any other technology support? This is the place for you! Come learn and get help from RRISD's tech geniuses! Use this opportunity to meet with instructional technology specialists!


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Cafeteria Flex

10:30am

Elementary ELA- K-5- Reading Workshop Foundations Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn they do during the Independent Reading time of Readers Workshop: conferring with readers, guided reading/strategy groups, and collecting data/assessments.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 1:20pm
Rm 2411

10:30am

RTI Math - 4 - Fourth Grade Math Fluency - Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is recommended for any fourth grade teacher, math interventionist, special education or inclusion teacher who works with fourth grade students.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:30am - 1:20pm
Rm 2505

12:30pm

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

12:30pm

Google Earth and Expeditions!
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's go on a virtual field trip with Google Earth and Expeditions! We will explore multidisciplinary lessons utilizing a student favorite- Google Earth/Sky and Maps. We will also touch upon Expeditions and the option to use with or without 3D goggles.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Owen

Donna Owen

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
Donna Owen is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Canyon Creek Elementary. She completed her Master's in Educational Technology at Texas State University in 2007.
avatar for Lisa Costello

Lisa Costello

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Lisa is the ITS at Caraway Elementary School.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2301

12:30pm

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
2200 Flex 1

12:30pm

General - K-12 - Digging Deep with Research
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore several of our state- and district-provided online databases, focusing on supporting the curriculum through their applications and helping students dive into research. Teachers will have time to delve into topics and resources of their choosing.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Margocs

Christine Margocs

Elementary School Librarian, Round Rock ISD
I am currently an elementary school librarian! This is my third gig in my 23 years in education; I taught special education in the resource setting for 9 years and facilitated ARDs in RRISD's DAEP for eleven years. I am passionate about literacy, getting kids excited about reading... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1502

12:30pm

Genius BaRR
Limited Capacity seats available

Need help integrating technology in your lesson? Need help onboarding your device? Need any other technology support? This is the place for you! Come learn and get help from RRISD's tech geniuses! Use this opportunity to meet with instructional technology specialists!


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Cafeteria Flex

12:30pm

Leadership - All - Personal Productivity and Time Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore strategies to maximizing personal productivity and better managing time.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2413

12:30pm

Building Culturally Relevant Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

We’re familiar with the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and today's educators are charged with the responsibility of caring for both academic and social needs of their students. Explore practical, innovative best practices in cultivating student, peer, and community relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Keelie Taylor

Keelie Taylor

Behavior Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1414

12:30pm

What drives student motivation?
Limited Capacity seats available

What leads to improvement in student motivation? What can brain science, psychology, even economics, teach us about what motivates us to learn and perform complex tasks? How can we translate research into pedagogical practice to get students to want to come to our class and get excited about learning? Why don't rewards (good grades, extra credit, candy) and consequences always work the way we think they will? Teachers will explore research on motivation and examine classroom practices that encourage or inhibit motivation to maximize their efficacy in the classroom .

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

Instructional Coach, Secondary Social Studies, RRISD
Meghan is originally from Long Island, NY. After graduating college and spending a stint in Romania as a Peace Corps volunteer, she began teaching social studies in Virginia. Craving more adventure, she and her husband spent a couple of years teaching at an international school in... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2405

12:30pm

ABC DATA - and Other Forms of Data Collection
Limited Capacity seats available

This 50 minute session will explore how to take and use ABC Data for determining compliance rates, interventions and functions of Behavior. A review of other forms of Data collection will be reviewed.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2519

12:30pm

All - K-12 - Poster Pavilion
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at the Poster Pavilion to find out what other Round Rock ISD educators are passionate about! The posters will be available to peruse throughout SummeRR Camp. In addition, we will host poster sessions to give attendees a chance to learn from the poster creators. Poster sessions will start with a short 1 to 3 minute talk from each creator to promote their poster. Then attendees will circulate to view posters and have an opportunity to chat with presenters.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
1300 Flex

12:30pm

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Limited Capacity seats available

The dyslexia simulation is designed to help individuals gain a better understanding of and empathy for those children and adults who struggle with dyslexia. The simulation walks participants through five different activities: two reading, two writing and one processing simulation.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2503

12:30pm

Increasing Student Achievement Through Curricular Booklets
Limited Capacity seats available

Increase student achievement and never pass out another paper again. This presentation will go over how you can take your own personal material and create booklets using RRISD Print Services. Booklets can be used to help students organize, to help with differentiation and to help with those who will inevitably be absent. This presentation will go over how to put booklets together into a compiled pdf, how to submit your booklets to Print Shop, and the affordable pricing of the booklets as well as how to budget for them. This presentation will also go over how booklets can be used for differentiation and organization, how they can be used in coordination with Edpuzzle and similar applications, and how they tie in with a digital classroom.
These booklets are currently being used by the chemistry team at Round Rock High School and have contributed greatly to the overall success of students in the classroom. These booklets can be made for any grade level and for any subject.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2502

12:30pm

eSTAR Documentation
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will discuss information which should be documented in eStar for any Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention. Detailed instructions will be given on how to enter this information. There will be time for guided practice with sample student information. Bring your laptop as it will be used. This training is appropriate for any teacher, interventionist, or specialist providing interventions for students.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →



Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1315

12:30pm

RTI Math - K - Kindergarten RTI at Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning.

How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners?

Children are in different (and multiple) places on their sense-making journey. What matters is how we understand, respond, and nurture them along wherever they are in their journeys.

Please join us in updating our beliefs about math, rediscovering math content, and modifying our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics.

This course is open to anyone who teaches kindergarten students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2306

12:30pm

Math 6-12 Nex Gen Personal Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for new resources for Personal Financial Literacy? Join us as we share a valuable resource that is FREE. From middle school math to high school course that include financial literacy, you will find an abundance of lesson ideas. Bring a laptop and be ready to experience and browse activiities that will help your students be successful.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1406

12:30pm

Science-6-8- Tackling the Text in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Get your students in the game with reading strategies that work. Many students have difficulty learning science because they are passive readers. However, to successfully read science text, one must be an active reader. Identify the attributes of active readers and learn engaging reading strategies to regularly incorporate in the classroom to coach students from passively reading on the sidelines to actively reading and deeply understanding science concepts for the win!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stegall

Laura Stegall

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2515

12:30pm

Math - 2-5 - Going Deeper with Number Talks: Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity seats available

In this intermediate level course, participants will learn how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks. Participants will also learn how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for multiplication and division.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Masters

Mandy Masters

Elementary Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1416

12:30pm

DLMath - PK-2 - Construyendo habilidades numéricas con rutinas didácticas
Limited Capacity seats available

¿Estás interesado en aprender sobre unas rutinas didácticas para tu clase de matemáticas? ¿Qué son? ¿Cómo los planeas? ¿Cómo los incorporas en tu rutina diaria? Los participantes se irán con conocimiento sobre colecciones para contar, contando en coro, y conversaciones de numéricas. Los participantes descubrirán que estas rutinas pueden mejorar la comprensión matemática de los estudiantes.

Speakers
ME

Myrna Escajeda

Bilingual Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1418

12:30pm

Interactive and Reflective Discussions...How to get my students to do the talking!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course teachers will learn how to facilitate classroom discussion on science content in which students do more of the talking than the teacher does. Teachers will also practice facilitating these discussions and provide feedback to each other.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Amy_prescott@roundrockisd.org


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2404

12:30pm

Make a Google Form For That
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Forms can be used for a wide variety of situations where you need to collect information. In this session discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms.

**Bring a fully charged internet capable device. Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1308

12:30pm

Making Center Time Intentional
Limited Capacity seats available

Center time is normally the largest part of an early education day. However, many educators are uncertain about how to make this an effective, purposeful practice time. This session will give educators tools, strategies, and examples of making the most of center time. Participants will learn about the best methods of designing centers for optimal impact. These activities help children solidify previously taught concepts by providing intentional practice.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Vogelpohl

Margo Vogelpohl

Director, Title I and Prekindergarten Programs, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lecture Hall

12:30pm

Pearson’s myPerspectives Implementation Training for Grade 8 ELAR & ESL
Limited Capacity seats available

Pearson will address everything you need to be classroom ready on Day 1 using myPerspectives!
Implementation Training support includes: • Complete program activation for all teachers, coaches, and administrators • Face-to-face training sessions • Interactive training webinars • myPearsonTraining.com on-demand, online training • On-demand professional development videos on key literacy topics by leading Pearson literacy authors • 24-7 Technology Support

Pearson will provide an overview of myView Literacy - - print and digital curriculum - - that takes a balanced approach to literacy, using reading and writing workshops to support the RRISD Secondary Literacy Model. Topics in this session will include the new TEKS, differentiating for learners (e.g. ELLs, special education, and TAG), Reading-Writing Workshop Model/Classroom Management, and Conferring. Sessions are grade-level specific to address myPerspectives content and the new ELAR TEKS.

Speakers
avatar for Caron Sharp

Caron Sharp

Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
RRHS Library

12:30pm

Planning with Pearson's myPerspectives Instructional Resources, Grades 6-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend the afternoon taking your new knowledge of Pearson's myPerspectives Instructional Resources to plan with your PLC for the upcoming school year.  

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
RRHS Library

12:30pm

Science- 9-12- Unpacking the TEKS- High School Science
Limited Capacity seats available

The audience will unpack science standards and create assessment blueprints to guide the creation of aligned assessments and activities and audit existing ones.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2209

1:30pm

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

1:30pm

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
2200 Flex 1

1:30pm

Tech your Journey through Texas
Limited Capacity seats available

Saddle up your laptop & drive through the trails through Google Maps plotting major Texas’ battles or even Cattle drives. Head ‘em up and explore ways technology can “round up” Texas History beginning with explorers, Texas battles, cattle marking, and more.
Any audience could join us especially if you like Texas and being creative. Please have some familiarity with Google Apps.
Teachers can expect to discover some fun ways students will be able to research and present their research.
Topic areas: Spanish Explorers, LaSalle, Events leading to the Texas Revolution, The Texas Frontier, etc.

Programs to share:
Flip Grid - Explorers
3D printing Texas Frontier
Chatterpix- LaSalle retelling the journey
Google Maps and more


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2513

1:30pm

Tech - 3-12 - 3-D Printing Tips and Tricks with Dremel
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, we will show you the tips and tricks of using a Dremel 3-D printer. We will focus on the logistics of 3-D printing and Tinkercad software. The software needed for students to create a 3-D objects. We will share all that we have learned through trail and error.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1502

1:30pm

Leadership - All - Personal Productivity and Time Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore strategies to maximizing personal productivity and better manage time.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2413

1:30pm

#TeacherSelfCare (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sharing best practices regarding teacher self care and providing time to make our lists (what gives me energy? what are my triggers...) to set up a framework for success in the coming year!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Pedraza

Heather Pedraza

I have a Master's of Education degree from Texas State University in Educational Technology. My cognate was Educational Leadership. I have 20 years of experience teaching science, doing research, writing curriculum and providing professional development in a variety of areas.http... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2207

1:30pm

It's Subject to Interpretation - Building Interpretive Skills with Authentic Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

By understanding what exactly interpretation means at different proficiency levels, we’ll explore how to utilize authentic resources in order to drive our students to a deeper understanding of audio and written materials.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1407

1:30pm

Building Culturally Relevant Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

We’re familiar with the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and educators today are charged with the responsibility of caring for both academic and social needs of their students. Explore practical, innovative best practices in cultivating student, peer, and community relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Keelie Taylor

Keelie Taylor

Behavior Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1414

1:30pm

Enrichment and Reteach 6-8 - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Describing a GLC level approach that combines a Reteach with and Enrichment process 1 hour of GT Credit

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2407

1:30pm

SPED - K-12 - Vizzle NextGen Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Easily monitor student progress and evaluate mastery of IEP goals and objectives. Vizzle automatically collects data to help you quickly determine student proficiency of individual goals or objectives. This 50 minute session with give you a quick overview of Vizzle and you can use it with your SPED students.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Williford

Abby Williford

SPED Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2403

1:30pm

The Meeting Place
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you like time to reflect on your learning? Would you like an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues? Plan to join us in the meeting space for discussion and process time. Choose topics such as vertical conversations, assessment, mindset, differentiation, SEL, or anything else. The decision is yours!

Speakers
avatar for Gina Picha

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Anndrea Harrold

Anndrea Harrold

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
I am an Instructional Coach for RRISD. You should pick my brain about: Equity in Education and Beyond, Mindfulness, Reading and Writing in all content areas, Student Choice and Voice, Professional Development, Growing Capacity in those around us, Building Strong Relationships, Leading... Read More →
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1332

1:30pm

ELA/ESL - K-12 - Google Fluency Tutor
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include how to set up Google Fluency Tutor for your campus and a demo on the different ways Fluency Tutor can be used in the classroom by ESL/SpEd support, interventionists, and general ed teachers. This session will be most beneficial to those who already have access to their campus' Fluency Tutor account. If you do not have a Fluency Tutor account for your campus yet and wish to get one, please contact Jeanne Gonzalez in Assessment. There will be time at the end for any questions and for support in setting up the program.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 1318

1:30pm

Elementary ELA- K-5- Reading Workshop Foundations Part 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn about what the students are doing during Readers Workshop: strategies, readers response, and book shopping


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 2411

1:30pm

Scratch Coding- All Kids Can and Should
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the fundamentals of coding in Scratch, an easy visual programming language. We'll discuss how it can enhance your core curriculum.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 2501

1:30pm

RTI Math - 4 - Fourth Grade RTI at Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning.

How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners?

Children are in different (and multiple) places on their sense-making journey. What matters is how we understand, respond, and nurture them along wherever they are in their journeys.

Please join us in updating our beliefs about math, rediscovering math content, and modifying our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics.

This course is open to anyone who teaches fourth grade students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2505

1:30pm

SEL PK-5 The Calm Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you keep the beginning of the year momentum going all year long?  Every school year has the roller coaster effect.  You start off strong and then there are dips throughout the year.  This course will give you tips and tools to keep the momentum going that include classroom management, routines, transitions, and behavior strategies including self care.

Speakers
KC

Kristie Campo

Faculty, Joe Lee Johnson STEAM Academy
I am the Behavior Specialist at Joe Lee Johnson Elem.
RF

Robin Foerster

Special Education Teacher, Gattis Elelmentary
Kids!
MS

Michelle Schmitt

Behavior Specialist, Voigt Elementary


Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1317

2:30pm

The Balancing Act of Teaching (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching is a very time intensive occupation. As such, teachers bring home work and this cuts into their home life and speeds up teacher burnout. This course is designed for teachers that want or need to find creative ways to maximize their time available at work to minimize the amount of work taken home and done on weekends. The goal is to help teachers leave with time management strategies that will help them identify their moments every day that can help shave off minutes from their work to allow for them to engage in activities outside of their job.

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 2201

2:30pm

Ignite Talks
Limited Capacity seats available

Get inspired, not tired! Join us for a series of energizing talks from some of the most talented and impactful educators in the district. This speaker series challenges presenters to get to the point, fast. Each five-minute presentation will spin through a deck of 20 slides, so the learning is fast and furious. This session will launch you into 2019-2020 charged and ready to lead and inspire.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Strenger

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD
avatar for Mary Ellen Yonker

Mary Ellen Yonker

I am currently an ITS at Cedar Valley Middle School. I have also served as a librarian and a middle school math teacher.


Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Black Box

2:30pm

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria
 
Wednesday, July 24
 

8:30am

TAG Tech - 3-8 - Hyperdocs - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Get resources and planning time for the creation of hyperdocs to enrich your students in any content area of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Denkler

Elisa Denkler

TAG Specialist, RRISD
I am passionate about teaching gifted kiddos as well as educating teachers and parents about the thrills and pitfalls of being gifted and the strategies to encourage success.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Rm 1314

8:30am

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

8:30am

Enrichment - K-5 - Using Destination Imagination Instant Challenges to Enhance Creativity, Community, and STEM Skills - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

An opportunity for participants to get ideas on what instant challenges are, how to use instant challenges to build community, STEM skills, and creativity. and walk away with some pre-packaged kits to use in the classroom. 1 hour of GT Credit


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Rm 2303

8:30am

Reading Like a Historian: Why do students need to read primary sources? - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Historians have developed powerful ways of reading that allow them to see patterns, make sense of contradictions, and formulate reasoned interpretations. Historical thinking distills these ways of knowing into practices that can be taught to students at all levels. Help your students to better understand primary source texts, be able to identify, analyze, ask questions, evaluate and construct an argument that is supported by the text. 2 hours of GT Credit

Speakers
avatar for Anndrea Harrold

Anndrea Harrold

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
I am an Instructional Coach for RRISD. You should pick my brain about: Equity in Education and Beyond, Mindfulness, Reading and Writing in all content areas, Student Choice and Voice, Professional Development, Growing Capacity in those around us, Building Strong Relationships, Leading... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Rm 1407

8:30am

#choosekind: SEL and Mindfulness in the Classroom (Wellness)
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Emotional Learning and mindfulness skills are critical to all students as they grow up in a world centered around social media and technology. This introductory level course will provide you with practical, easy to implement tips and techniques to transform your elementary classroom into a safe, inclusive space for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Solis

Heather Solis

3rd Grade teacher, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Rm 2301

8:30am

Connecting Representations: Supporting All Students to Think About and With Mathematical Structure K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

The predictable nature of instructional routines make them powerful tools for engaging students with special needs and English learners. Come learn how the uniform design of the Connecting Representations routine incorporates research-based support strategies to help all students learn to think about the mathematical structure in a variety of representations including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language.

Speakers
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2404

8:30am

Math - 2-3 - Extending Addition and Subtraction Fact Strategies to 2- and 3-Digit Computation
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for this interactive session where participants will learn how to leverage the powerful thinking strategies students learned to help them recall their basic addition facts in order to build fluency with adding and subtracting with 2- and 3-digit numbers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2403

8:30am

Numberless Word Problems: Creating a Culture of Sense Making
Limited Capacity seats available

Sense making isn't something we can just tell students to do and assume it will happen automatically. How does sense making become part of the fabric of classroom culture? This session explores how the numberless word problem instructional routine can be used to foster a classroom community where students are empowered to become sense makers and problem solvers.

Speakers
MB

Mary Beth O'Connell

Instructional Coach, RRISD
avatar for Samantha Shields

Samantha Shields

Instructional Coach


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2405

8:30am

Strategies and Games to Support Understanding of Addition and Subtraction Facts
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you rather memorize 3 things or 121 things? In this session we'll share 3 powerful thinking strategies that help develop students' abilities to automatically and accurately recall the 121 basic addition facts as well as the related subtraction facts. Participants will get hands-on experience with activities and games on the ARRC and in their campus library that you can use with their students this school year.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2407

8:30am

RTI Math - 5 - Fifth Grade RTI at Core - Same Space Different Learning: Supporting the Sense-making Journeys of Young Mathematicians
Limited Capacity seats available

We want our practices to build mathematicians who understand the big ideas of math, create models of math ideas, have a strong sense of numbers, understand how math ideas are connected, solve a variety of math problems, reason mathematically, communicate their math ideas, and have a positive disposition. These are our beliefs for all of our students including those that have unfinished learning.

How do we get there with all learners? How do we meet our goals for all learners?

Children are in different (and multiple) places on their sense-making journey. What matters is how we understand, respond, and nurture them along wherever they are in their journeys.

Please join us in updating our beliefs about math, rediscovering math content, and modifying our instruction to match our new beliefs and content understandings. See first hand how math intervention resources will enhance math learning for all of our students with research informed practices that are interactive, engaging,and focused on the big ideas of mathematics.

This course is open to anyone who teaches fifth grade students - in core, inclusion, special education, intervention - or anyone who supports the learning as a coach or administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2312

8:30am

Science- K-5 - Intro to the 8 Science & Engineering Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the 8 practices? Using activities that could be done in your classroom, we will explore how to intentionally focus on the 8 practices in your current lessons.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2406

8:30am

Kick Your Google Drive into Overdrive
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus will be on using and organizing your Google drive for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

**Bring a fully charged internet capable device. Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1308

8:30am

School Safety Through Research-Based Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will inform participants on research-based practices that promote school safety. These practices include effectively utilizing school-based mental health providers (LSSPs, counselors, social workers), the role of SROs, social-emotional instruction and intervention, and effective crisis response. This is great information for any staff involved in campus crisis teams, PBIS, or school leadership. 

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2206

8:30am

Differentiation: You're already doing it!
Limited Capacity seats available

Differentiation is the hot-button eduword. But like much education speak, it means different things to different people, and many people don't really understand what it should actually look like in the classroom. Here's a little secret - you're probably already doing it. Even so, it's also one of those practices we can keep improving. In the first session, we'll solidify an understanding of what it is and the key characteristics that enhance differentiation. In the second session, we'll identify specific strategies that we can use to integrate those characteristics into instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

Instructional Coach, Secondary Social Studies, RRISD
Meghan is originally from Long Island, NY. After graduating college and spending a stint in Romania as a Peace Corps volunteer, she began teaching social studies in Virginia. Craving more adventure, she and her husband spent a couple of years teaching at an international school in... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1414

8:30am

Introduction to the Depth & Complexity Framework - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

K-12 teachers will learn the main components of the Depth & Complexity Framework and differentiated strategies for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Bonnecarrere

Sonya Bonnecarrere

ETAGS, RRISD
I am an Elementary Talented and Gifted Specialist at Old Town. I teach 3rd-5th grade Language Arts TAG and Kinder-2nd enrichment. I absolutely love my job and feel fortunate to teach such a great group of kids.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1416

8:30am

DL - K-5 - Toma la palabra
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an invaluable training for all teachers who work with emerging bilingual students. It will provide teachers with research-based strategies and activities in Spanish that develop oracy and literacy while enhancing the seven steps to a language rich interactive classroom..

Speakers
ME

Myrna Escajeda

Bilingual Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2408

8:30am

K-2 Phonics - Putting the Fountas & Pinnell Kits into Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

RRISD is proud to utilize Fountas & Pinnell's Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System for K-2 phonics instruction. This resource provides comprehensive instruction on the knowledge students develop in their journey to becoming expert word solvers and effective readers and writers. In this session, participants will learn more about: the nine areas of learning that the system is built on, how to use the resource in classroom instruction, and how this resource connects to balanced literacy instruction.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1505

8:30am

Tech + TEKS in 4th & 5th Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to walk away with lessons you can implement immediately? Join us for a cram session on our favorite resources and TEKS-related plans using them. You'll leave with something for almost every unit you teach throughout the year!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Leining

Katie Leining

Faculty, Voigt Arts Integration Academy


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1315

8:30am

All Subjects - K-12 - Creating with Chromebooks
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to move from consuming to creating? Learn different ways you can utilize chromebooks in your classroom so students can creatively demonstrate their learning. Please make sure to bring a laptop/chromebook

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Wassmuth

Kimberly Wassmuth

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD
Kimberly is currently an Instructional Technology Specialist for Round Rock ISD. She is a former middle school math teacher . She is passionate about student engagement/choice and integrating the 4 C's into the classroom. In addition, she is a Google Certified Educator (Levels 1... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2411

8:30am

Leadership - PK-12 - Leadership Training for Teacher Team Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers that are taking on the role as a team leader, PLC leader, Department Chair, or committee lead. We will investigate the leadership behaviors and skills necessary to lead other adults, especially peers.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2413

8:30am

What do I do? Challenging Behavior in Pre-K
Limited Capacity seats available

The beginning of the Pre-K school year can be rough! Perhaps you feel like you can’t teach because of one or more students in your class- students who are aggressive with peers and/or have trouble moving through classroom activities. In this session, we will briefly explore the four components that make up strong classroom management and then look in depth at how to curb challenging behavior of individual children. This session is structured to support classroom teachers as well as instructional coaches.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Vogelpohl

Margo Vogelpohl

Director, Title I and Prekindergarten Programs, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Lecture Hall

8:30am

Pearson’s myPerspectives Implementation Training for Grade 8 ELAR & ESL
Limited Capacity seats available

Pearson will address everything you need to be classroom ready on Day 1 using myPerspectives!
Implementation Training support includes: • Complete program activation for all teachers, coaches, and administrators • Face-to-face training sessions • Interactive training webinars • myPearsonTraining.com on-demand, online training • On-demand professional development videos on key literacy topics by leading Pearson literacy authors • 24-7 Technology Support

Pearson will provide an overview of myView Literacy - - print and digital curriculum - - that takes a balanced approach to literacy, using reading and writing workshops to support the RRISD Secondary Literacy Model. Topics in this session will include the new TEKS, differentiating for learners (e.g. ELLs, special education, and TAG), Reading-Writing Workshop Model/Classroom Management, and Conferring. Sessions are grade-level specific to address myPerspectives content and the new ELAR TEKS.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
RRHS Library

8:30am

Why Pre-write? How choice and structured pre-writing demystifies the writing process for students.
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students struggle with generating ideas and commentary that satisfies the STAAR rubric’s description of “thoughtful and engaging writing”? What tools, beyond rubrics and graphic organizers, do you model for your students to help them generate ideas for their writing? Discover ways to help students reach their writing potential by using an explicit pre-writing process and prompts that leave room for student choice.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1418

8:30am

No More R-Book! Using LLI in Read 180 classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:What? You want me to use both LLI and Read 180. Accelerating students just got a boost - combine Read 180 with LLI and the magic begins. Come learn management strategies that use parts of Read 180 with LLI that accelerate students and provide more of a variety of texts for students. This is a win-win session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2308

8:30am

What Works Best: Optimizing Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session, led by secondary instructional coaches, will focus on how to implement strategies that will optimize student learning. Teachers will participate in demonstrations of each strategy and engage in collaborative discourse to create a plan for implementation. Each strategy encourages students in your classroom to engage in discourse, process and extend thinking, learn from mistakes, and provide evidence of their learning.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2412

8:30am

General 6-8 The Power of Mistakes
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how to create a classroom culture that not only embraces mistakes, but also celebrates them as additional opportunities for learning. From routine practice to assessment prep, come fill your “toolbox” with instructional strategies that capitalize on learning from mistakes. (Note: Repeated session from 2018)

Speakers
SR

Siri Ralph

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2414

8:30am

SPED- K-12- Instructional Strategies for Students that Qualify SLD: Reading Comp, Reading Fluency, Basic Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer SPED teachers a deeper understanding of the areas of a specific learning disability (SLD). This session will focus on SLD in the areas of Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, and Basic Reading. Participants will participate in activities tied to the specific SLD area as well as strategies for progress monitoring.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2311

8:30am

DL - K-5 - Biliteracy Rocks Session 1
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are interested in extending your expertise in biliteracy education and will serve students in the dual language program, then Biliteracy Rocks will provide the tools you need to hone in on developing the linguistic, academic, social and cultural needs of your students. You’ll walk away with authentic methods for teaching literacy in English and Spanish, ways to empower students as multilingual, multicultural learners and a new perspective on advocacy through curriculum. This course is considered an advanced course and requires attendance in follow up sessions. New bilingual educators are welcome to attend and expand their thinking towards a multilingual perspective.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2509

8:30am

RTI/Literacy - K-2 - LLI System Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how to accelerate the progress of your K-2 struggling readers? Are you looking for a system that is engaging, efficient and effective for closing the gap? This session is for you! During our time together, we will explore the LLI system including the components, rationale and suggestions for implementation.
Audience: Interventions, K-2 classroom teachers, SPED teachers

Speakers
MJ

Mariah Johnson

Elementary Instructional Coach
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2304

8:30am

Models and Visual Representations, Oh My! (Making Math Visible in Middle School)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will be exposed to the places in the 6th - Algebra I curriculum where models and visual representations are appropriate. Teachers will get the opportunity to experience using these visual and concrete models, discuss the vertical alignment and the power and purpose of these models. We will create a google classroom to share and reflect throughout the year the models you incorporate in your classroom.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rm 2313

9:30am

TAG- ALL Grade Levels- Is My Child Gifted? - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a look into what makes a gifted child gifted with this one hour course. 1 hour of GT Credit

Speakers
avatar for Robin Schwab

Robin Schwab

TAG Specialist, Teravista Elementary
I have been an educator for 20 years, having mostly taught 1st grade. This was my second year in RRISD.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2305

9:30am

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

9:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
2200 Flex 1

9:30am

Math- K-5- Math Discourse with Equitable Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will use questioning and processing strategies within student discourse to strengthen Turn and Talk and other learning strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Cassidy

Bethany Cassidy

Elem. Instructional Coach
avatar for Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1502

9:30am

Math 6-12 Geogebra 1 - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

"Learn the basics to start unlocking the wonderful world of Geogebra, a free web application. Accessible to all, GeoGebra is free web based interactive application intended for learning and teaching mathematics in geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus.

*Attendees should bring their laptops to this session*"

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 1410

9:30am

Executive Functioning and Dyslexia
Limited Capacity seats available

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation.” These processes consist of managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. This workshop will provide strategies for dyslexic students with executive functioning issues.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1504

9:30am

All - The Power of the First 10 Minutes
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will understand the importance of the first 10 minutes of class and will gain strategies for communicating the Learning Target and engaging the learner.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1501

9:30am

Hey Dude, Nice Shoes: an anti-bullying/pro-kindness workshop for teachers, students and their parents
Limited Capacity seats available

"Hey Dude, Nice Shoes" takes a closer look at one of the buzz-words of this generation. Through defining behaviors we reevaluate what the word "bullying" has come to mean to our students and their parents. By showing examples of kindness every day we can hope to empower the students to make behavior changes to create a safer and softer campus environment.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1408

9:30am

New Curriculum: Level 3 - ASL
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, attendees will explore the new ASL curriculum developed by our World Languages Curriculum writers in level 3. They will have a chance to navigate the ARRC and get familiar with its features. Attendees will be able to dive into new lessons and assessments and resources for the level 3 ASL classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1503

9:30am

New Curriculum: Level 3 - French
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, attendees will explore the new French curriculum developed by our World Languages Curriculum writers in level 3. They will have a chance to navigate the ARRC and get familiar with its features. Attendees will be able to dive into new lessons and assessments and resources for the level 3 French classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1406

9:30am

New Curriculum: Level 3 - German
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, attendees will explore the new German curriculum developed by our World Languages Curriculum writers in level 3. They will have a chance to navigate the ARRC and get familiar with its features. Attendees will be able to dive into new lessons and assessments and resources for the level 3 German classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1512

9:30am

New Curriculum: Level 3 -Spanish
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, attendees will explore the new Spanish curriculum developed by our World Languages Curriculum writers in level 3. They will have a chance to navigate the ARRC and get familiar with its features. Attendees will be able to dive into new lessons and assessments and resources for the level 3 Spanish classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1514

9:30am

General: Fostering student independence and creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will explore and discuss methods of transitioning from compliance-based practices to more differentiated practices that foster independent and creative student work and behaviors in the classroom

Speakers
RH

Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
1510

9:30am

Best Practices in Secondary Reading and Writing Workshop Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will examine class structures and strategies for launching and sustaining a successful reading and writing workshop. It is appropriate for secondary ELA, ESL, and reading teachers who are interested in learning and discussing the many components of this instructional model.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1516

9:30am

SEL- ELEM: Social Contracts through Circles
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the most out of your Social Contract with Restorative Circles. Learn how to create your contract with buy in, depth and authenticity through restorative circles. Participants will experience the impact that restorative circles can have on their Social Contract and classroom community.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelle Finck

Rachelle Finck

Coordinator, Social Emotional Learning, Round Rock ISD
KC

Kristie Campo

Faculty, Joe Lee Johnson STEAM Academy
I am the Behavior Specialist at Joe Lee Johnson Elem.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2201

9:30am

SPED - K-12 - Vizzle In Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

Easily monitor student progress and evaluate mastery of IEP goals and objectives. Vizzle automatically collects data to help you quickly determine student proficiency of individual goals or objectives. In this 110 minutes session, you'll get a hands on look into Vizzle. We'll go over all the great tools Vizzle has to offer and then give you time to setup your student accounts for the new school year! BYOD if you can!

Speakers
avatar for Abby Williford

Abby Williford

SPED Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1312

9:30am

Verbal De-escalation Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will focus on verbal de-escalation skills to use with students in heightened emotional states. The goal is prevent a situation from becoming a crisis.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2502

9:30am

Culturally Respectful Teaching: Self Discovery - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Using knowledge based on CRT and the Brain by Hammond, reflect and discover small steps everyone can make toward a more equitable classroom environment. Follow up coaching will be offered. 2 hours of GT Credit

Speakers
avatar for Anndrea Harrold

Anndrea Harrold

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD
I am an Instructional Coach for RRISD. You should pick my brain about: Equity in Education and Beyond, Mindfulness, Reading and Writing in all content areas, Student Choice and Voice, Professional Development, Growing Capacity in those around us, Building Strong Relationships, Leading... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1405

9:30am

Equity - K-12 - Wakanda Forever Movie Series: 13th
Limited Capacity seats available

If you enjoyed last years viewing of Black Panther and the discussion that followed, or you wish that you were able to make it, here is your opportunity to attend the second installment of the Wakanda Forever Movie Series.

This session will provide an opportunity to view Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary, 13th. In this film, the words of the thirteenth amendment are introduced and analyzed. Although slavery was abolished in 1865, the film argues that the clause embedded in the wording has had a lasting negative impact on the lives of people of color. After the viewing of the movie, we invite you to dialogue--not to debate, what you learned. Come into this space with an open spirit to spark a conversation that will lead to the expansion of your views on the world around us. Session contains mature and graphic content.

The contents of this session are not the opinions of Round Rock ISD, but those of the people that participate in the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 2:20pm
Rm 1317

10:30am

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

10:30am

ELA - 2-5 - Literacy Live: Arts Integration Strategies in Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and interact in engaging activities to help student embody literacy skills through arts integration strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2503

10:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
2200 Flex 1

10:30am

Developing Life Long Readers With Book-A-Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to read more picture books with your class, but don't feel like you have time? If you would like to bring the joy of reading picture books back to your classroom, then this course is for you. Join us to learn how easy it would be to start Book-A-Day in your classroom this fall 2019. No prior knowledge is required.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1517

10:30am

Math- 2-5- Blended Learning in Math
Limited Capacity seats available

The audience is grades 2-5. Participants will learn about how you can use blended learning to enhance learning in your math classroom. This will reach multiple levels because of the resources that will be shared on google classroom. There is no prior knowledge required, but would be beneficial if teachers have heard of resources such as google classroom, Nearpod, Screencastify, etc.
Teachers will learn how they can use online resources such as google classroom and Nearpod to push out assignments, and to get data on how students are doing quickly. We will share how to use Screencastify to record yourself teaching a lesson to be used for intervention or as whole class. We will also share how we use these resources to incorporate spiral review into our classroom. This will impact student performance by getting students engaged and by allowing the teacher to get data on student performance more quickly. It also frees up time for the teacher to pull be able to differentiate and pull small groups. Teachers will leave with videos on how to use these resources, and ideas for ways to implement blended learning in their classroom.
Teachers will need a laptop or Chromebook.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2501

10:30am

Cultural Conversations: Exploring the Islamic Student Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will address stereotypes, learn some facts about Islam, discover what is the Muslim Holiday Ramadan and how it can affect students in your class, hear from students on why they choose (or don't choose) to wear hijab, and finally, leave with resources and book lists to add diversity to your classroom library.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1518

10:30am

All Subjects - K-12 - YouTube Channel Flipped Classroom Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed for teachers that want a unique way to present their classroom instruction to student learners. This is an intermediate course that will require basic knowledge of YouTube, and any screen recording software (i.e. Screencast-O-Matic). We will learn how to take screen recordings, how to upload class instructions and project examples to YouTube, how to setup playlists for different class subjects in YouTube, and everything in between. This can be a great strategy to differentiate class instruction as well as "flipping your classroom." And best of all it can help you bank up your instructions and lessons for future use! Teachers can expect gain ideas of how to present directions and instructions to students. *Great for visual learners and post-millennials*

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1314

10:30am

T.I.E- (Technology, Instruction, Environment)
Limited Capacity seats available

New or Veteran teachers wanting to enhance and/or manage technology use, instruction, and environment. Come get new ideas, share ideas, and/or energize  your ideas and classroom management with flex seating. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1417

10:30am

Vocabulary Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Using engaging models and activities to ensure students understand of content information.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2504

10:30am

Math 6-12 GeoGebra 2 - GT Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

"For those already familiar with GeoGebra, and have an account, this session will extend your knowledge of the application's capabilities. Participants should already have created their accounts for GeoGebra.

*Attendees should bring their laptops to this session*"

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Obarowski

Pamela Obarowski

Secondary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1410

10:30am

Data analysis: Breaking down some common misconceptions
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever used a "heat map" to identify TEKS for reteaching, or worried that the STAAR exam is "too easy" because students "only" need to answer 50% of questions correctly? The Director of Research and Evaluation will break down some common misconceptions in Round Rock ISD surrounding data analysis. Primarily, that assessment data cannot be interpreted without understanding the difficulty of the test. We will use a set of accessible sports analogies to understand these concepts in an exciting and engaging session.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1316

10:30am

Genius BaRR
Limited Capacity seats available

Need help integrating technology in your lesson? Need help onboarding your device? Need any other technology support? This is the place for you! Come learn and get help from RRISD's tech geniuses! Use this opportunity to meet with instructional technology specialists!


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Cafeteria Flex

10:30am

Uncharted Territory: Guiding Novice Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Chances are, you will be working with a beginning teacher this coming school year. How can you support their growth and help them become colleague anyone would love to work with? This interactive session will introduce ideas and strategies to help you support novice teachers in navigating the uncharted territory of their first year.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1519

10:30am

RTI Math - 5 - Fifth Grade Math Fluency - Multiplication and Division; Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans across all cultures and through time have constructed beautiful mathematics to solve the problems around them, to mathematize their worlds, and to model their worlds mathematically. They constructed number systems to record how many, or how many more were needed, or how many altogether.

Join us for an examination of how our students develop big ideas, strategies, and models as their conceptual understanding emerges.

This course is recommended for any fifth grade teacher, math interventionist, special education or inclusion teacher who work with fifth grade students.

Speakers
avatar for Regina Payne

Regina Payne

Coordinator, RtI Mathematics K-12, Round Rock ISD
Regina Payne is a RRISD Coordinator for Response to Intervention with a focus on Mathematics. She strives to intertwine sense making and a growth mindset as the norm for mathematics education in RRISD. She believes that all students have "unfinished learning" and that we meet students... Read More →


Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 1:20pm
Rm 2312

12:30pm

Vendor Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore new products, programs and resources from educational vendors. You may even walk away with a bag of swag!

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
RRHS 1100 Cafeteria

12:30pm

Need A Hand? Handwriting Intervention/Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

The dylexia team will provide you practical ways to intervene with students who struggle with handwriting legibility. This multisensory, systematic and explicit approach will allow you stratgically target handwriting for students. We will offer ideas for accommodations and ways to supplement your handwriting instruction.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2405

12:30pm

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

General - Come create, copy, and laminate for your classroom in the Make and Take session.

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

Secondary English Language Arts Instructional Coach, RRISD
Randa has been in education for 19 years. She began as an Instructional Coach in 2008 and has worked with grades 6-12. Randa is passionate about inspiring all teachers and students to become confident readers and writers.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
2200 Flex 1

12:30pm

All subjects-K-12-More Than Just a Functioning PLC or Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Does your PLC/Team show up to meet, place activities on a calendar, locate a test to use and then walk away? Functioning PLCs or teams may work on a surface level, but in just 50 minutes you can move your PLC to more than just functioning. PLCs can share teaching strategies and methods of implementation. Participants will be able to drive PLCs towards meaningful collaboration and discussions focused on the teaching and the learning and not just the content. This is an ideal session for PLC/Team Leads and Instructional Coaches.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 1407

12:30pm

Genius BaRR
Limited Capacity seats available

Need help integrating technology in your lesson? Need help onboarding your device? Need any other technology support? This is the place for you! Come learn and get help from RRISD's tech geniuses! Use this opportunity to meet with instructional technology specialists!


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Cafeteria Flex

12:30pm

Technology - K - 12 Podcasting 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Why Podcast? Share your passion, tell a story, inform an audience, self-reflection, because it’s fun! Podcasting has many uses in the classroom and helps develop skills such as writing, listening and speaking skills while empowering student voice! Come learn how easy podcasting in the classroom can be!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Solis

Heather Solis

3rd Grade teacher, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2207

12:30pm

Leadership - All - Decision-Making Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Great session for not only teachers, but also administrators at the campus and district levels. Participants will explore a Decision-Making Model called RAPID along with other considerations that groups of people face when problem-solving and coming to a final decision.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Rm 2413

12:30pm