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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

Google Level 1 Prep Course
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Yonker

Mary Ellen Yonker

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


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

12:00am

Writing Across the Curriculum - Online Course
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Allen

Dianna Allen

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


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

Kinesthetic Learning and Ideal Brain Building
Limited Capacity seats available

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


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

9:30am

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

Creating a student-centered classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

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


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

9:30am

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

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

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


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

10:30am

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

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

The Risks of Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stegall

Laura Stegall

Instructional Coach, RRISD


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

12:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD


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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

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

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

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

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


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

8:30am

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

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

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

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

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


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

8:30am

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

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

Speakers

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

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

Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
avatar for Amy Prescott

Amy Prescott

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

Alice Strenger

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


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

9:30am

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

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

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


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

9:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD
SH

Suellen Hill

Teacher, Deerpark Middle School--RRISD
Math teacher


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

10:30am

K-12 Make and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Randa Ruiz

Randa Ruiz

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


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

10:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Ebers

Laurie Ebers

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

Mary Ellen Yonker

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


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

10:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Wendilyn Ilund

Wendilyn Ilund

Curriculum Specialist, Round Rock ISD
@WendilynRRISD
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Gina Picha

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD Teaching and Learning
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Amy Prescott

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

Curriculum Specialist, RRISD


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

10:30am

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

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

Speakers

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

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

What drives student motivation?
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
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Meghan Dougherty

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


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

12:30pm

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
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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

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

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

Speakers
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Laura Stegall

Instructional Coach, RRISD


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

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
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Amy Prescott

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


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

12:30pm

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

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

Speakers
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Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD


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

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
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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

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

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

Speakers

Tuesday July 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2407
 
Wednesday, July 24
 

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

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


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

8:30am

What Works Best: Optimizing Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

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


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

8:30am

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

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

Speakers
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Siri Ralph

Secondary Math Instructional Coach, RRISD


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

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

9:30am

General: Fostering student independence and creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will explore and discuss methods of transitioning from compliance-based practices to more differentiated practices that foster independent and creative student work and behaviors in the classroom

Speakers
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Ryan Harvey

ELA Instructional Coach, Secondary, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 9:30am - 11:20am
1510

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

Vocabulary Across the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Using engaging models and activities to ensure students understand of content information.

Speakers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2504

10:30am

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

Secondary Pre-Planning Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will identify high impact TEKS, and use common misconceptions in-order to write questions that will provide formative assessment address the issues.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 1503

12:30pm

Creating TEKS Driven Rubric Based Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Backwards design is only as good as the assessments that drive it. In this session we will explore the use of rubric-based assessments in order to provide a more equitable educational experience for all students. Teachers learn how to unpack TEKS, create TEKS rubrics, and discuss how to use TEKS rubrics to create leveled assessment items.


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1418

12:30pm

Science 6-12 Jump start your PLC
Limited Capacity seats available

A new journey is set to begin! Are you ready? Does your PLC need time for routine maintenance? Are your lessons a little "flat"? Do you want help with navigation? If so, then this is the session for you. Come plan your first road trip of the year and avoid "rush hour" when you return to campus. For maximum benefit, you are strongly encouraged to "carpool" with your PLC members and to collaborate with others. Roadside assistance will be provided by instructional coaches. So, if you are ready to jumpstart your PLC, pack your bags, and join us for the day.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stegall

Laura Stegall

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Wednesday July 24, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2505

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

Science 6-12 Jump start Your PLC
Limited Capacity seats available

A new journey is set to begin! Are you ready? Does your PLC need time for routine maintenance? Are your lessons a little "flat"? Do you want help with navigation? If so, then this is the session for you. Come plan your first road trip of the year and avoid "rush hour" when you return to campus. For maximum benefit, you are strongly encouraged to "carpool" with your PLC members and to collaborate with others. Roadside assistance will be provided by instructional coaches. So, if you are ready to jumpstart your PLC, pack your bags, and join us for the day.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stegall

Laura Stegall

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Rm 2505

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).

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

10:30am

Using Primary Sources (DPLA)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to locate and incorporate Primary Resources into your teaching.

Speakers

Thursday July 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2414

10:30am

Math/Science - 6-12 - Increasing Student Talk
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome Math & Science Teachers!

It can be easy as the content master to do a whole lot of talking. However, the adage holds true that whoever is doing the talking is doing the learning. This session is designed for teachers of all experience levels whether you are brand new to the profession or you have been living the dream for a while.

Throughout this course we will be adding to your professional toolbox by increasing your knowledge of meaningful student talk. By the end of our time together you will walk away with ready-to-use-resources.

With this refreshing take on your content, it will be a delight to watch as your students make gains both academically and social-emotionally.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross

English I/ Journalism
Angela Ross is a 9th Pre-AP English teacher at Round Rock Early College High School. She has had the opportunity to serve a various array of students such as socio-economically disadvantaged students, SPED, 504, and high performing TAG students. Angela, along with all members of the... Read More →
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Todd Spillers

Math Teacher, RRISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Rm 2408

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

Science- 6-8- Unpacking the TEKS- Middle School Science
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Jane Neu

Jane Neu

Secondary Science Instructional Coach, RRISD


Thursday July 25, 2019 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Rm 2411

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