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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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, July 23
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

Science - K-5 - Primary Misconceptions in Science
Limited Capacity seats available

What exactly is a misconception and how in the world can I really change my students' thinking? In this session, you will look into the science behind how misconceptions occur and how you can combat them in the classroom. We will also do activities you can use in your classroom that challenge some of the common misconceptions in elementary science.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Rm 2406
 
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

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

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

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

12:30pm

Design & Implementation Science Investigations
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will design inquiry based investigations for students to apply the eight principles of science and engineering practices.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Cassidy

Bethany Cassidy

Elem. Instructional Coach
avatar for Helen Hansen

Helen Hansen

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2308

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