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Friday, September 29
 

10:45am

Using Children's Literature to Guide Science Inquiry - NSTA Press
Need ideas to connect literacy and science? Never before has it been so easy to interest students in reading and science. Picture-Perfect Science Lessons combine the appeal of children’s picture books with standards-based science content.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kim Stilwell

Kim Stilwell

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
Kim Stilwell joins us from the National Science Teachers Association, where she facilitates professional development and conducts workshops across the nation sharing strategies to integrate science and literacy standards in the classroom. The past eighteen years she has spent planning... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Library

10:45am

World Peace Game
This is a hands-on, geopolitical simulation that engages children of all ages with highly charged diplomatic problem-solving.
Learning to live and work comfortably in the unknown. We will view the documentary with ensuing discussion. Topics addressed: PBL, interdisciplinary and interconnected learning, just-in-time teaching, critical thinking, synthesis, communication.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Wiegand

Shane Wiegand

Teacher, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I love to engage with students about our world.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 156

10:45am

Concussions and How to Work with Students with Them
Dr. Malcolm will discuss the medical implication of concussions and how to work with students and families when concussions occur.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jennifer Malcolm

McKinley Orthopedic Clinic
Jennifer Malcolm, DO is board certified under the American Academy of Family Medicine in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. She is also board certified in osteopathic family medicine under the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physici... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 216

10:45am

Connecting STEM and Careers in K-8 Classrooms
How to connect your classrooms  with the resources and career opportunities  in your  communities that make vital  connections to the classroom content. Make your current  content  relavent, meningful and engaging by connecting careers stem thinking skills to those learning opportunities.  Have your students working with engineers, biologists, medical technicians, carpenters, and other professinals as you teach literature, math, STEM, science,  technology and health. Heather Baker and Kristie Controneo have been successful in making great connections and will join us to share some ideas and an activity that help young children make these connections.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bobo

Cheryl Bobo

Technology Director, Craig City School Distrcit
At Craig City School District and across the state , I provide support and leadership for technology in learning. We use laptops, iPads, robots, probes, and our rich environment to encourage , problem solving, collaboration, curiosity and engagement to support growth for each... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 245

10:45am

Rock the House
Did you know you are only supposed to use music 30% of the time in class to be effective? Creating a learning environment that incorporates music takes more than just turning the radio on during group work. In this rocking seminar, you will physically experience the impact of music in the classroom, learn how to incorporate the musical/rhythmical intelligence effectively into any lesson, and how to use music as a classroom management technique.

Speakers
avatar for Crissy Lauterbach

Crissy Lauterbach

President/Chief Innovator, Contact Learnng
Ms. Lauterbach is the Innovative Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Butler Tech in Hamilton, Ohio.  In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed her graduate work in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at the University... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Gym

10:45am

Three Dimensional aspect of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
This session will explore the NGSS and describe the  vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model. The National Science President will discuss how the three dimensions are combined to form each standard: Practices, Cross-Cutting and Disciplinary Core Ideas. What does this mean for Alaska Science Standards?

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 106

10:45am

Arrr! It's /R/ Therapy, Part 1
SLP focused therapy for articulation disorder specific to /r/ sound

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 240

10:45am

Bridging Traditions from the Alaskan Arctic to the Mississippi Delta
Mississippi Delta...and Beyond, with slides, music, video, food & frolic!  (Emphasis on 7th-12th, however, lessons and materials may be adapted for younger students).
Kelly and Heidi will take you there...to the MS Delta, Berlin Germany, and New Orleans, through highlights of three outstanding opportunities for teachers: 
        • NEH Landmarks Workshop: MS Delta, Most Southern Place (Cleveland, MS),
        • Goethe Institute's TOP (Germany ), and the
        • Southern Institute for Education and History: Teaching the Past One Person at a Time: Holocaust and Civil Rights Stories (New Orleans, LA).
Multiple resource links provided to make multi-sensory connections with history, and to share them with your students in Alaska; TOP materials given to the first 20 workshop registrants, these materials are excellent and are geared for high school and middle school; refreshments.


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Imhof

Heidi Imhof

7/8 English and Social Studies, Barnette Magnet School, FNBSD
Interests: Travel/Study opportunities that offer the best possible primary source materials to use in my classes; National History Day, Debate. Education Background: Barnette Magnet School, English and Social Studies teacher now; because of a later in life 2nd M.A. in English Language... Read More →
KS

Kelly Scanlon

Teacher, Barnette Magnet School
Heidi Imhof and Kelly Scanlon are teachers at Barnette Magnet School in Fairbanks, AK. We teach 7th and 8th grade core subjects, but reach all grades in our social studies work. At this conference we plan to share stipend-based summer educational opportunities for teachers.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 109

10:45am

Music, Movement, and Motivation
While this session was designed with language teachers in mind, it contains useful tools and tricks that could be applied to any discipline! In this session participants will learn how to incorporate popular music into their language lessons to teach targeted vocabulary in a fun way that engages and motivates students using comprehensible input and authentic texts. This session will provide attendees an opportunity to experience a sample lesson, work collaboratively to think of ways to incorporate music into their respective classrooms, and feel motivated to incorporate song and dance into their instruction! 

This session will also delve into topics such as the use of authentic, culturally relevant texts and targeted versus untargeted input.

Speakers
avatar for Rowan Beraza

Rowan Beraza

Teacher, Petersburg High School



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Rm 171

10:45am

(PREK/K Focus) The Power of Dialogical Reading and STEAM-Focused Picture Books in the Classroom and at Home
Dialogical reading can be effective in both the classroom and at home to increase literacy and language skills.  Participants will learn the sequences and prompts of dialogical reading and use picture books to practice interactive reading. Each participant will be given a STEAM-focused picture book, book specific dialogical reading strategies and handouts for both teachers and parents

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 439

10:45am

Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade
This session will take a look at standards, assessments and interventions that will help young learners be successful in the rest of their academic career.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 119/120

10:45am

Picture MORE fun!
Do you know how to do the WIGGLE Dance?  How  often are the lemmings mentioned in Polar Polka? Can you construct a cabin before the  geese fly south? Come join us for a morning of fun!

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 153

1:30pm

Drama Integration
Use drama/theatre to teach Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science. In this interactive session, you will participate in drama activities and receive brief lesson plans that can be adapted for many grade levels and subjects.

Speakers


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop Rm 172

1:30pm

Math & CTE: Cross curricular integration
Math and CTE are synergistic. Through application in Career and Technical Education, math becomes more real, viable, and relevant to all students. Come hear how the two fields can complement each other and instructional duties may be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 103

1:30pm

Connecting the Dots for Interdisciplinary Learning: Teaching Across the Curriculum for Fun and Relevance
Have you noticed that your students have difficulty making connections with content in your class and the world around them? We will discuss some ideas to create interdisciplinary lessons that make for more meaningful learning for all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Educator, Lewiston High School


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 205

1:30pm

Exploring the World of Creative Nonfiction Books with Author Debbie S. Miller
Author Debbie S. Miller will share ways to integrate her nonfiction books into science and language arts curriculum. She has written 15 nature books for children, including A King Salmon Journey and Survival at 40 Below.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie S. Miller

Debbie S. Miller

Author, Nature Books
Alaska is a place of wonder! I've had the pleasure of writing nature books about Alaska for children and adults over the past four decades. I enjoy working with teachers, visiting schools, and inspiring students to write about their own interests and curiosities. As a former teacher... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 106

1:30pm

Integrating National Park Service On-line Resources to Meet Next Generation Science Standards and State American History Standards
Some of our students travel extensively and some only rarely. But not all see our country by visiting national parks. By recruiting and training staff to meet educational goals, the National Park Service now provides a wide range of engaging cultural and science-related resources for students and educators on-line as well as in print. There are many lessons available to teach topics such as the internment of Japanese in World War II, Custer's Last Stand, limiting factors in an ecosystem, diversity of a subtropical natural community, effect of plate tectonics on western landforms, and more. We will take some time to link these ideas and others you suggest to the grade level standards for the science and cultural history topics we are teaching and to share lesson ideas that correlate with what we discover. Students (you) will share discoveries with each other and we will compile some ideas to be sent by e-mail to each participant for future consideration.

In this session, you will find it handy to have a laptop or tablet so you can explore the web sites that contain content that interests you most. We will also be building models using clay, so be prepared to get a little messy!

Speakers
avatar for Patty Brown

Patty Brown

Consultant, Chilkat Learning and Academic Support Services
I have been teaching science and math in public schools for 22 years. My primary goal has been to encourage curiosity and thoughtful investigations, in the lab and in the world. Place-based content is my favorite theme and "taking it outside" has helped me take advantage of the wonderful... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 107

1:30pm

Play Like a Pirate - Serious learning can be seriously FUN!
Invite students to use their imaginations and help them create meaningful connections to your content by making play part of the learning experience. We’ll be looking at strategies to engage students through fun, games, toys, comics, and pop culture.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Hoy

Nicholas Hoy

Teacher Mentor, FNSBSD
I like to focus on increasing student engagement through fun and empowering strategies.


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 109

1:30pm

Great Games Lead to Great Gains 3-5
Teachers will be shown a variety of strategies and engaging games that focus attention on conceptual understanding and retention of basic multiplication facts.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Craig Willmore

Mr. Craig Willmore

Learning Services Educator, ORIGO Education
I have been in education for 32 years where I taught elementary school for 17 years, 7 of those were in Central America in a private bi-lingual school. I have been a curriculum director, assistant principal, and for the last several years have been an educational consultant specifically... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 110

1:30pm

Enliven Math and NGSS Science Instruction using iPads, Science/Math Notebooks
We will present a session on NGSS, science notebooks and interactive math notes


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 226

1:30pm

Let's Visit Mars!
Giant Traveling Mars Map Description of Session Participants will get to walk on a giant Mars Map from the Buzz Aldrin Sharespace Foundation. They will explore the planet with its craters, Mars Rove

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 225

1:30pm

Learning Through Cultural Connections: The Northern Lights
Explore Alaska place-based FREE classroom resources for teaching about the northern lights from an Iñupiaq cultural perspective as well as a physical science perspective! Watch a planetarium dome show about the aurora and try out hands-on activities.

Speakers
LS

Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

Education Outreach,, Geophysical Institute, UAF
This team has more than 50 years combined experience providing place-based and culturally relevant science education outreach to K-12 schools and communities in Alaska.


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan Library

1:30pm

Voices from the Spill: Integrating Alaska History with Oil Spill Science
Using an oral history lesson for secondary students, the science of oil spills can be integrated with composition and art. This lesson introduces why it is important for students to explore oil spill science in later lessons.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 247

1:30pm

CPR in schools
Why are we teaching hands only CPR in schools? Learn why it is important to teach Hands Only CPR, and how to successfully perform Hands Only CPR.  We are partnering with a local mining company to host this session.  We will discuss the Hands Only CPR kit recently donated to the school district and how to bring training to your school.  This will be a hands on presentation practicing compressions.  Learn how to schedule free classes at your school and check out the district's CPR in Schools Kit! 

Speakers
avatar for Sunni Danielowski

Sunni Danielowski

Senior Director, American Heart Associatin
I am the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association covering the state of Alaska. I work with 200 schools and 65,000 students to educate on the importance of living a proactive lifestyles. We customize our programs to fit your school's needs and ensure students are... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan Mat Room

1:30pm

Ethical Decision Making For The Professional Counselor
This session is a professional development opportunity for professional counselors. Common issues in ethics such as confidentiality, informed consent, and referrals will be covered in this session as well as an in depth look at the code of ethics.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha McMorrow

Samantha McMorrow

School Counselor, FNSBSD
Samantha is a certified K-12 School Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and has certification in substance abuse counseling (CDC II). Additionally, she has her LPC and credential for supervising in the state of Alaska. Samantha has 11-years experience in the counseling... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 108

2:45pm

Kiuġuyat: The Northern Lights
This film explores Iñupiaq culture and language as well as physical science concepts related to the northern lights. The video and associated classroom activities are available for free online at https://culturalconnections.gi.alaska.edu

Speakers
LS

Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

Education Outreach,, Geophysical Institute, UAF
This team has more than 50 years combined experience providing place-based and culturally relevant science education outreach to K-12 schools and communities in Alaska.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop Library

2:45pm

AATG Alaska Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting for American Association of Teachers of German.  Used to bring German teachers together and discuss trends and plans for intrastate items of concern.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Beattie

Charles Beattie

German/Math, Anchorage School District


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 119/120

2:45pm

What National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Can Offer You
Come learn about what resources and grants are available to you through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 200

2:45pm

Fluency Disorders
SLP focused information session regarding stuttering

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 240

2:45pm

AATF Alaska Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting for American Association of Teachers of French.  Used to bring French teachers together and discuss trends and plans for intrastate items of concern.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 118

2:45pm

Poetry Out Loud
Come learn what is involved in Poetry Out Loud!  I'll have information about registering your school for the contest, conducting your own competition, and tips and tricks for the classroom.  Bring your laptop!  This is for any secondary level (6-12) classroom.  

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander

Language Arts Teacher, North Pole High School



Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 224

2:45pm

Legacy of Our Elders; Alaska Native Studies Proposal
Tanana Chiefs Conference has been developing several series that is aimed at increasing education of Alaska Native History and Studies. This includes, but is not limited to, a new series of books and accompanying DVDs of "Legacy of our Elders."


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 103

2:45pm

Picture this for fun!
Share or discover new cross content activities using Alaskana picture book titles: The Giant Cabbage - The Cabin that Moose Built – The Sourdough Man – Polar Polka & Wiggle, Waggle WOOF!

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 105

3:15pm

Launching an Elementary STEM Program
The initial steps in building an Elementary STEM program can be an overwhelming thought. Presenters will share their success stories and how using Picture Perfect Science resources became part of the foundation to a successful implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Stilwell

Kim Stilwell

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
Kim Stilwell joins us from the National Science Teachers Association, where she facilitates professional development and conducts workshops across the nation sharing strategies to integrate science and literacy standards in the classroom. The past eighteen years she has spent planning... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop Rm 172

3:15pm

Talk, Question and Personalize through Artful Thinking
Have you ever envisioned yourself as Amelia Earhart? Ever feel like Dali’s melting clock? Artful Thinking routines are a way to explore meaningful inquiry into the world of historical and contemporary images. iPads and art media will be used.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 439

3:15pm

Talk, Question and Personalize through Artful Thinking
Have you ever envisioned yourself as Amelia Earhart? Ever feel like Dali’s melting clock? Artful Thinking routines are a way to explore meaningful inquiry into the world of historical and contemporary images. iPads and art media will be used.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 440

3:15pm

Exponential Potential! Cultivating STEM Identity in Elementary Classrooms
We all want our students to have an equal opportunity to pursue STEM pathways, many lack confidence in Math and Science.  Research shows by eighth grade more than half of students are disconnected from science and math; let's change that narrative. This will be an active, hands-on sessions.  Participants should plan for active learning and collegial collaboration.

Speakers
JW

Julie Wild Curry

Director, After School Programs, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 206

3:15pm

Arrr! It's /R/ Therapy, Part 2
SLP focused therapy for articulation disorder PART 2 of 2

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 240

3:15pm

Once upon a STEM Tale
Come experience hands on STEM activities while connecting to literature.  Easy prep, low cost science and math activities to engage young learners. Practical primary centers that increase student's learning in Science.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 216

3:30pm

Alaska Farm to School Program - Growing Opportunities in the Last Frontier
This is a general session with a focus on what the Farm to School Program is, updates on the latest success stories from around the state, and potential ideas for growing opportunities at your schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Anderson

Jodie Anderson

Alaska Farm to School Program Coordinator, State of Alaska Division of Agriculture
A little about me and my winding path to get here – I almost finished a PhD in soil biochemistry, I have earned a Master in Arts of Teaching Biology degree, and a Bachelor of Science Biology and Secondary Education degree. I taught chemistry and biology (and many other life sciences... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 200

3:30pm

A Community-School Partnership that Supports Place-Based STEM Education
Hear about Alaska Sea Grant’s efforts to expand STEM education focused on local coastal environments and watersheds through grants and professional development in 10 Alaska school districts. Learn about new teacher-designed NGSS-aligned resources.

The Alaska Sea Week program has evolved into an online, place-based K-8 curriculum focused on Alaska’s seas and watersheds. Alaska Sea Grant’s school partnerships have revived field trip traditions and engaged students in STEM education.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 225

3:30pm

Jump Rope for Heart - American Heart Assoc.
Introduction to Jump/Hoops program.  Hear about the impact you can make and hear from a survivor.  Will will go over resources that are provided through our jump rope for heart programs such as:lesson plans, materials, curriculum standards that are met through our online portal.  Go over the new scare squad and discuss partnership opportunities. 


Speakers
avatar for Sunni Danielowski

Sunni Danielowski

Senior Director, American Heart Associatin
I am the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association covering the state of Alaska. I work with 200 schools and 65,000 students to educate on the importance of living a proactive lifestyles. We customize our programs to fit your school's needs and ensure students are... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan Mat Room

3:30pm

Social Studies and Literacy: the Peanut Butter and Jelly of your Elementary Classroom
What is Social Studies in the elementary classroom? In this session you will learn how to enhance Literacy performance In the you classroom through Social Studies. Non-fiction text, primary sources, and project based learning activities, can be part of your students everyday schedule because every minute in Social Studies is spent learning literacy. Let's see how, by merging the two disciplines, we can create robust, engaging, and fulfilling lessons for our classes everyday. 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 226

7:30pm

ACTFL Core Practices and Unit Design
In this workshop, we will examine units created using ACTFL’s six core principles and unit design practices that you can directly adopt or adapt to meet your own students’ learning needs, language levels and learning styles.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Westmark Hotel
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:45am

Contemporary Europe in the Language Classroom
Participants explore authentic teaching materials to introduce students to contemporary Europe. Participants gain understanding of how to use authentic material at all levels of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner is Associate Professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves currently as program director of UNCG's German Program, associate head of UNCG's Department of Languages, Literatures, and Languages, and faculty coordinator of an award-winning... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Ryan 211/212

9:45am

Making Music Pop in Your Classroom
Ten fast and easy ways to make music pop in your classroom: reading singing, circling, comprehensible input, visuals with comic maps, choreographed movement, revised lyrics and more. Come get hot strategies to find compelling input in the music they

Speakers
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Ryan 219/220

9:45am

Exploring Alaska's Natural Resources
Snapshot of rock, mineral, and energy resources of AK, as well as an introduction to lessons to teach about them in your classrooms. A look at our developing ARCGIS online high school curriculum covering the history, process, economics and careers.

Speakers
BK

Beki Kelly

Alaska Resource Education


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Ryan 118

12:00pm

Three Dimensional aspect of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) NSTA President
This session will explore the NGSS and describe the  vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model. The National Science President will discuss how the three dimensions are combined to form each standard: Practices, Cross-Cutting and Disciplinary Core Ideas. What does this mean for Alaska Science Standards?

Moderators
MY

Midge Yergen

Science Educator, West Valley Junior High-Yakima
Past National Science Teachers Association District XVII Director

Speakers

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ryan 119/120

1:15pm

STEM & CTE: Cross curricular integration
STEM fields and Career and Technical Education are natural partners. Come hear how the two fields can complement each other and instructional duties may be shared. Increase the breadth and depth of your course offerings by combining STEM and CTE.

Speakers
BW

Bjorn Wolter

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development



Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 121

1:15pm

Using Authentic Resources in the Second Language Classroom
Finding authentic resources can be a challenge to any Spanish teacher. Makingthose authentic resources accessible to all students in any level of Spanish iseven a greater challenge. This session will demonstrate how to utilize authenticvideos, audio, and print resources with different levels of Spanish students.Participants will discuss how to make them work with a full spectrum of students– from struggling learners to heritage Spanish speakers. Teachers will leave withsome specific resources to use and many strategies to employ with every leveland type of student.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 221

1:15pm

How to organize Student Events in your school
This session will walk you through the organization of school events such as Science Fairs, Spelling Bee and Geography Bee.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Daml

Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lathrop 104

1:15pm

Fear Not the Fraction
This is an interactive workshop that will focus on the underlying and often missing concepts necessary for students to be successful with fractions. We will explore different representations and interpretations of fractions and why so critical.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Craig Willmore

Mr. Craig Willmore

Learning Services Educator, ORIGO Education
I have been in education for 32 years where I taught elementary school for 17 years, 7 of those were in Central America in a private bi-lingual school. I have been a curriculum director, assistant principal, and for the last several years have been an educational consultant specifically... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 207

1:15pm

Unleash Student Creativity with a Green Green the App, Book Creator
Integration has never been so easy...learn to use digital tools, green screen and other media to bring engaging real world content into your classroom, in any subject.  Session guides will use literature as the subject content to model integration. Book Creator App is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reigns.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bobo

Cheryl Bobo

Technology Director, Craig City School Distrcit
At Craig City School District and across the state , I provide support and leadership for technology in learning. We use laptops, iPads, robots, probes, and our rich environment to encourage , problem solving, collaboration, curiosity and engagement to support growth for each... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 440

2:30pm

Cognitive Rigor: Connecting Standards and Assessment DOK
This interactive and collaborative session will allow participants to learn how identify the DOK of standards and compare with instructional activities, materials and assessments.

The goal of this session is to provide tools to help educators identify how to increase the DOK of instruction to match the intended rigor of the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 121

2:30pm

Energy Literacy in K-12 classrooms
Come to the presentation for a chance to win classroom materials! If you get back from a field trip at 3:30, you can still come by and learn about energy. A workshop on available resources to use in K-12 classrooms to teach about energy efficiency, energy resources (including renewable energy), energy use, and more. Hands on practice of free, Alaska specific lessons will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Fisk

Colleen Fisk

Energy Education Director, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
I am a life-long Alaskan from the Mat-Su Valley, raised by teachers and now an educator myself! I earned my BS out of state and my master's in education from UAF. I love camping, hiking, reading, and learning about science! Come ask me how you can get a classroom visit with a hands-on... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 246

3:30pm

Basic TPRS using Pop Films
The basics of TPRS using film, circling, personalization and pop up grammar.

Speakers
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Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 219/220
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am

Building Elementary Content Units for your classroom
We will show you how to fit in all content into your Elementary classroom while being successful.  Using inquiry, engagement and empowerment students will learn and teachers will be a little less stressed about "Fitting it All In." Using your community resources, foldables, technology, and foundational district materials we will show you how to get Science, Social Studies,  and Art back into your day.

Speakers
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Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 109