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Elementary ELA [clear filter]
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
Friday, May 31
 

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
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
 
Monday, July 22
 

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

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

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

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
AW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, July 23
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, July 24
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dyslexia: What to look for (elementary). *Back by popular demand!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to recognize common signs, symptoms, and strengths/weaknesses in children that may be struggling with dyslexia.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2412

12:30pm

ELA - K-2 - K-2 Phonics - Understanding F&P Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System
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. Presenters will email participants with a materials list for this session.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1505

12:30pm

ELA K-5 Supporting Independent Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is built from the work of Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss, No More Independent Reading Without Support.
During our time together we will explore the rationale for independent reading, research based evidence on its effectiveness, and instructional best practices. Together we will learn how to leverage independent reading as a space to improve background knowledge,fluency, comprehension, motivation, and vocabulary of readers.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2408

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.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
2200 Flex 1
 
Thursday, July 25
 

8:30am

Giving Effective Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn the characteristics of productive feedback, assess student work for feedback purposes and practice possible feedback. (This session was presented last year)

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2308

8:30am

ELA - K-2 - Interactive Writing with Nursery Rhymes and Poems (K-2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel overwhelmed with teaching our youngest students how to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end? Join us in this course using Gretchen Bernabei’s Text Structures from Nursery Rhymes: Teaching Reading and Writing to Young Children, Grades K-3. This course offers an effective and actionable framework for guiding young emergent writers to write successfully in different genres such as personal narrative, descriptive and persuasive. Additionally, learn ways to capitalize on using nursery rhymes and poems to teach phonics, grammar, and make instant connection for children!



Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1313

8:30am

ELA - 2-5 - Authentic Grammar Level 1
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an introductory course to authentic grammar practices.
Do you want to create a classroom where students are curious about language? Where they notice and experiment with conventions? Are you frustrated that students aren’t transferring these skills to their independent writing?

Join us in this study of Jeff Anderson’s Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5 (please bring a copy, if possible). Discover how implementing his process of planning, instruction, and application will allow your students to move beyond error correction and use their grammar knowledge to make meaning in their writing.

We will explore this process and make time for some meaningful discussion and planning around the integration of oral and written conventions in our reading and writing workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 2:20pm
Rm 1418

8:30am

ELA - 3-5 - Advancing Comprehension and Composition
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready for a new way of teaching reading comprehension? Do you wonder how you can strengthen your students as writers and thinkers? Come learn new approaches and research to elevate your teaching of literacy, while incorporating the new TEKS expectations. This cohort will include:
-developing the reading and writing connection
-the habits of mind for comprehension
-using mentor texts to teach across genres with diverse culturally responsive literature
-student thinking to grow skills in composition
-growing your reading and writing life
-and more...
You will be able to apply your learning directly to your classroom and see your students grow!
This cohort includes one full day course in the summer and monthly follow up sessions during the 2019-2020 school year: (7/25 and follow up dates 8/29, 9/12, 10/24, 11/14, 1/23/2020, 2/13/2020, 3/12/2020)

Speakers
avatar for Corinna Green

Corinna Green

Instructional Coach, RRISD
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD
avatar for Caroline Montgomery

Caroline Montgomery

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 2:20pm
Rm 1317

8:30am

DL - K-8 - Oracy Development Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are interested in developing oracy through interactive activities that encourage language development, then take this session and you will walk away with practical strategies and ideas to use in your classroom. In addition, you will receive specific ideas for your unit of study.


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 2:20pm
Rm 2509

8:30am

RTI/Literacy - 2-5 - LLI System Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: Wondering how to accelerate the progress of your 2-5 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: Interventionist, 2 -5 Classroom teachers, SPED teachers

Department: Response to Intervention/Literacy

Speakers
MJ

Mariah Johnson

Elementary Instructional Coach
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 2:20pm
Rm 2312

9:30am

Depth and Complexity-Beyond the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide engaging activities to implement Depth and Complexity Icons across all content areas (math problem solving, poetry, book clubs, PBL/SS). Teachers will gain access to graphic organizers, lessons, and websites that will help to broaden the use of these critical thinking tools.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Rm 2403

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.


Thursday July 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
2200 Flex 1

9:30am

Old Learning Targets, New ELA TEKs...Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you write K-5 ELAR Learning Targets in 2018-2019? Now that we are implementing the new ELAR TEKS, you will have the opportunity to correlate targets created during the 18-19 year to new Language Arts units and 2017 ELAR TEKS.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2411

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.


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
2200 Flex 1

10:30am

ESL at your fingertips
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about our new cross-curricular EL Classrooms where you can join discussions with horizontal or vertical team members, find, submit,  and request resources.

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 →


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2406

10:30am

Google Forms with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

There are different ways to use Google Forms with your students - not only to assess but to gather useful data (rate a lesson, reflections, and more). You can create Google Forms within Google Classroom and it will be much easier to access the responses. Use Google Forms in connection with Google Classroom for quick access to Forms data (grades, whether or not student has completed the form, quickly view their responses).

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 1308

10:30am

The Units of Study for the Teaching of Writing (L.Calkins)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will develop an effective way to plan with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study, as part of their writers workshop. Note - Teachers in this course will need to have access to the units. Units will not be provided in this course.

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Mahlstadt

Amelia Mahlstadt

Elementary Instructional Coach
avatar for Samantha Shields

Samantha Shields

Instructional Coach


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:30am - 2:20pm
Rm 2504

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.


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
2200 Flex 1

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.


Thursday July 25, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
2200 Flex 1