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Developing critical thinkers/problem solvers for tomorrow’s world [clear filter]
Friday, September 29
 

10:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Deb Riddle about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ryan Commons

10:45am

Mighty Morphing Power Roots! Using Generative Vocabulary Instruction in the Disciplines
Layered on top of our everyday Anglo-Saxon English are words of Latin and Greek origin, words that are frequently used in the disciplines: math, science, social studies, and literature.  These words share roots and affixes with other similar words.  Their shared morphology allows students to use known word parts to decipher the meaning of previously unknown words.

In this session, participants will learn not only what roots and affixes might be appropriate to teach in their discipline, but also how to conduct generative vocabulary instruction to support students in their disciplinary literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Gwynne Ellen Ash

Gwynne Ellen Ash

International Literacy Assoc Board of Directors, TX State University
Gwynne Ellen Ash is a professor at Texas State University who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and middle school literacy methods, literacy assessment and Instruction for students who struggle with school based literacies, children's and young adult... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Rm 172

10:45am

10:45am

Five Instructional Shifts for Supporting Rigorous Standards

Explore five essential instructional shifts that emphasize the mathematical practices and the content they support. Engage with high cognitive demand tasks and how to support them during instruction. Enhance your understanding of the shifts through the use of authentic video in classrooms.

 Of focus will be these five essential instructional shifts:
1.  Students provide strategies rather than learning them from the teacher

2.  Teacher provides strategies “as if” from students

3.  Students create the context

4.  Students do the sense making

5.  Students talk to students


Speakers
avatar for Juli K. Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at UCF Alex Dixon, College student in Early Childhood Development at U

Juli K. Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at UCF Alex Dixon, College student in Early Childhood Development at U

Professor, Mathematics Education, UCF
Title: A Stroke of Luck: A Family’s Journey a Roadmap for SupportThe Dixons offer a unique perspective on supporting children with medical issues and their caregivers and siblings. Juli provides the educator’s viewpoint as a parent of children with special needs and medical difficulties... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan Rm 40

10:45am

Growing Mathematical Minds
Numbers Talks are quick (5 to 15 minutes) strategy that allow your students to work on fact fluency.  Learn what Number Talks are and how to use them with your students as well as where you can find them.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 139

10:45am

Neuroplasticity: The Science of Growth Mindset
“Difficulty Builds Dendrites!”  Students are empowered by learning the physiology of the brain. We will model activities to synthesize key concepts from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to unlock potential for learners of all ages.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 206

10:45am

Incorporating the Pedagogy of Debating into Any Classroom
Debating is a powerful pedagogy, leveraging the motivations of competition to inspire students to research, analyze, understand and communicate effectively about their position.  As a dynamic communicative activity, debate engages both participants and observers in the consideration of controversial issues in ways that other assignments, particularly public speaking or writing, do not.  

This session will equip attendees with the comprehension and tools they need to incorporate debating into any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Seawolf Debate, University of Alaska Anchorage
Steve Johnson directs UAA's Seawolf Debate Program. The founding president of the National Parliamentary Debate Association and former chair of the World Universities Debating Council, Steve has coached Alaskan students to international success in competitive debating. Long an advocate... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 121

10:45am

Power to the Little People: Literacy, Independence, Critical Thinking
Technology transforms learning for all students but may have the greatest impact on developing readers and writers. This session will share strategies for leveraging digital tools with our youngest learners to capture student thinking, differentiate instruction and provide multimodal response options. From annotation with a drawing tool, to video feedback and collaboration on a learning management system, we’ll unpack student work samples and video lessons to find new instructional practices to empower students in the early years.  

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Hering Auditorum

11:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Deb Riddle about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Ryan Commons

11:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Deb Riddle about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ryan Commons

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Joanne Giman about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ryan Commons

1:30pm

Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Juli, Alex, and Jessica provide a unique perspective on how to support ALL students to learn. Juli, a university mathematics educator, provides the viewpoint of both the educator and the parent of children with special needs. Alex, a college freshman, shares her story related to both medical and educational struggles. Jessica, a high school junior, provides the position of both the sibling and student with a disability and connects her experiences as a high achiever to a new perspective on Universal Design for Learning. 

***THIS SESSION WILL REPEAT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.***

Speakers
avatar for Juli K. Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at UCF Alex Dixon, College student in Early Childhood Development at U

Juli K. Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at UCF Alex Dixon, College student in Early Childhood Development at U

Professor, Mathematics Education, UCF
Title: A Stroke of Luck: A Family’s Journey a Roadmap for SupportThe Dixons offer a unique perspective on supporting children with medical issues and their caregivers and siblings. Juli provides the educator’s viewpoint as a parent of children with special needs and medical difficulties... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan Rm 40

1:30pm

1:30pm

Treatment Approaches for Improving Vocabulary in Children with Language Disorders
SLP focused therapy for vocabulary development in children with language disorders

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 240

1:30pm

Coaching A Successful MathCounts Team
Overview of the MathCounts club, competition program , helpful resources and a demonstration of the program.


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 221

1:30pm

Printmaking Your GEMDAS: Operations as Art
I'll introduce a basic form of relief printmaking, how to make printmaking registers, how to manage supplies, and how to use simple shapes to develop a print that can help solidify students' understanding of the mathematical order of operations.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan 439

1:30pm

Educators Rising - ACTFL Pilot Project
ACTFL developed a curriculum for teachers at high schools and colleges to provide an in-depth exploration of the WL teaching profession. The presenter will share her experience with the curriculum, piloted with 13 undergraduate Spanish majors.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Yaden

Bridget Yaden

Professor, ACTFL 2020 President
Pacific Lutheran University, Linguistics, Hispanic Studies, World Language Methods, Second Language Acquisition, STARTALK, Technology



Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 233

1:30pm

Creative Problem Solving Across the Curriculum
Introduction to the Future Problem Solving Program and how it can be integrated with various curricular areas and topics. Students use a six step creative problem solving process to analyze and propose solutions to complex global issues Well established process used by students all over the world with supporting materials to aide with instruction and assessment. Recommended for students in grades 4-12

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 217

1:30pm

Free Interactive Science Lessons for All Grades
Developed by PBS learning media and WGBH Boston, these lessons integrate many forms of online activity designed to engage diverse learners in core ideas and practices such as  analyzing and interpreting data visualizations and computer models. Teachers will get a free account with PBS learning media, pull down and explore lessons for the grade levels that they teach, and use google classroom to manage the results and view their own work in the same way they would view their students work.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Metzner

Ronald Metzner

Lathrop High School


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 216

1:30pm

Integrating the C3 Framework into the Social Studies Classroom
We are going to look at how we can use the C3 Framework to entice our students to craft complex and incisive questions; think critically about primary and secondary historical sources; form and support their opinions with evidence; and communicate their conclusions in ways that will prepare them to be engaged citizens of the world. Looking at the Inquiry Design Model we will see how we can deconstruct an inquiry focusing on the questions, tasks, and sources that provide robust learning opportunities for our students of today.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 139

1:30pm

Math Workshop

Participants will learn WHY Math Workshop is a valuable model for instruction and HOW to establish routines & procedures that help get differentiated guided groups & learning stations up and running.  Participants will gain a solid understanding of the different structures within Math Workshop and be able to see how it fits into a K-5 math class.

Participants will learn about the different models of Math Workshop, explore ways to increase student engagement, & take part in math routines that will get Math Workshop up and running in the classroom.  Tips to begin & maintain this successful structure that creates a classroom environment where students engage in deep discourse, meaningful learning stations, rich problem-solving tasks, & guided groups will be discussed.  Finding this model of instruction worthwhile, participants will want to start immediately.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lempp

Jennifer Lempp

Math Solutions
Jennifer Lempp is a Coordinator in the Office of School Support in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. As coordinator, Jennifer manages the supports to schools at the greatest risk of not meeting state accreditation.  In addition, Jennifer has experience teaching in both Elementary... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 201

1:30pm

We the People - Extending the Hearing Process
This session is aimed at middle school teachers working with the We the People curriculum. Facilitated by Maida Buckley, We the People Alaska Coordinator, and Amy Gallaway, mentor for the Center for Civic Education’s JMLP SEED grant, the goals for the session include: sharing how to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 210

1:30pm

Marker Mystery Lab - Basic forensics for the tweens
Enhance basic explorations of matter with a twist of gumshoe detective drama! Using chromatography, participants will "solve" a close-to-home crime. Basic lab procedures emphasized. Enthusiastic participation will enhance the experience!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Kershner

Catherine Kershner

Middle School Science Teacher, Fairbanks North Star Borough SD
Please ask me about Alaska Geographic excursions in Denali NP for professional development credit!



Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Lathrop 214

1:30pm

CHAMPS A Proactive & Positive Approach to Classroom Management
We will learn STOIC (Structure, Teach Expectations, Observe, Interact Positively, and Correct Fluently); representing five variables you can experiment with to try to guide students toward the goal of respectful, responsible, motivated behavior. You must bring a Safe & Civil School's CHAMPS or Discipline in the Secondary Classroom book.

Speakers
avatar for Georgia Sandgren

Georgia Sandgren

Military Student Support Coordinator, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Georgia Sandgren oversees the DODEA Project 360 grant and is the point person for the school district for military families. Mrs. Sandgren served in US Air Force and earned a Master in Arts degree. She has been with the school district for the past 14 years in various positions: Substitute... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 156

1:30pm

Making sense of Math- Reasoning and Discourse from Math Solutions - Part 2
Students need to build a deep understanding of mathematics and use that understanding to reason about problems, make sense of new learning, and communicate their thinking to others. This full-day course is designed to introduce participants to the processes and habits of mind students need to develop, with particular emphasis on the role of reasoning and discourse in mathematics. During this course, teachers will engage in reasoning and discourse , and discuss the implications for their students. In addition, they analyze the complexity of mathematical tasks and consider strategies for transforming grade-level tasks to increase the level of rigor.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Consultant, Math Solutions
I am your partner in math professional development. I represent a team of math professionals that can help transform teaching and learning in the mathematics classroom. We are excited to support you in any way we can. We often discuss the connection of the 8 mathematical practices... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 221

2:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Joanne Giman about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ryan Commons

2:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Angela Grorud about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan Commons

2:45pm

How to use Close-Up in your classroom
We will share info on Close Up, give teachers a free lesson plan (or two) from our online Close Up in Class site.  Close Up informs, inspires, and empowers young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 233

3:15pm

Digital Discussion: Micro-writing across the day to foster communication and critical thinking

Digital forms of quick writing invite new opportunities for students to generate text across the curriculum to summarize, question, or synthesize thinking. You’ll learn strategies you can use to engage students to produce, revise and publish online.

 


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hering Auditorum

3:15pm

Incorporating the Pedagogy of Debating into Any Classroom
Debating is a powerful pedagogy, leveraging the motivations of competition to inspire students to research, analyze, understand and communicate effectively about their position.  As a dynamic communicative activity, debate engages both participants and observers in the consideration of controversial issues in ways that other assignments, particularly public speaking or writing, do not.  

This session will equip attendees with the comprehension and tools they need to incorporate debating into any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Seawolf Debate, University of Alaska Anchorage
Steve Johnson directs UAA's Seawolf Debate Program. The founding president of the National Parliamentary Debate Association and former chair of the World Universities Debating Council, Steve has coached Alaskan students to international success in competitive debating. Long an advocate... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 121

3:15pm

What is Reliable Information?
This session focuses on how teachers can draw on activities occurring outside of the school day as a means of reinforcing standards-based critical literacy skills--such as reading critically, writing, making work public, and responding critically (and with textual and rhetorical support)--in response to ideas and texts with which an author agrees/disagrees.
  • Attendees will draw on multiple sources to examine a current media event that involves civic participation, looking at varied perspectives and how those are represented in several social media spaces. 
  • Attendees will review and briefly discuss potential literacy assignments they could use with students that allow them to author a perspective on social media. 
  • Attendees will share related experiences in small groups, particularly as they involved students voicing an opinion through social media outlets.

Speakers
avatar for Gwynne Ellen Ash

Gwynne Ellen Ash

International Literacy Assoc Board of Directors, TX State University
Gwynne Ellen Ash is a professor at Texas State University who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and middle school literacy methods, literacy assessment and Instruction for students who struggle with school based literacies, children's and young adult... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 219/220

3:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Elizabeth Alexander about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander

Language Arts Teacher, North Pole High School

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ryan Commons

3:30pm

3:30pm

Global Competence-A Critical Imperative
As suggested by ACTFL, global competence is " a critical component of education in the 21st century." Come participate in exploring how learners in your classroom can develop this essential competence.

After viewing informational text and video, participants will be walked through the process of creating lessons that promote this competence using EMC's French and Spanish resources.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Sacco

Liz Sacco

Learning Solutions Specialist, EMC School
Advocacy-let's keep them in the World Language classroom for more than two years!


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 232

3:30pm

Growth Mindset: Encouraging Grit and Positive Thinking
We will be defining and clarifying a growth mindset, sharing suggestions for promoting it in students, and helping parents encourage it with their own children. Looking within at how we face our own challenges will help us do this as well as encouraging self-talk in our students that keeps doors to learning open. Long-time teachers and newbies: we need you to come and share your own experiences in this new-year pep talk. Good for all subjects!

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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 107

3:30pm

Eye the Prize
Experience the delight of math through a child's eyes using activities to develop conceptual and perceptual subitizing skills. Activities will focus on counting skills, algebraic thinking, cardinality, and numbers and operations in base ten.

Speakers
avatar for Denise McDowell

Denise McDowell

Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Curriculum, Big Ideas Learning


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 105

4:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Elizabeth Alexander about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander

Language Arts Teacher, North Pole High School

Sponsors

Friday September 29, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ryan Commons
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:30am

Guided Writing: The Missing Middle Piece: Practical Lessons, Powerful Results!
Come learn the powerful effect scaffolded writing instruction can have on your students. Guided writing is the “missing middle piece” that supports students during that fledgling phase between modeled/shared writing and their solo work. Lori’s practical lessons show you how to easily transform dull, lifeless writing into colorful organized pieces full of voice. You’ll walk away with the steps and “cool tools” to guide students as they write everything from personal narratives to response to literature, poetry, and reports. Strengthen and dramatically improve student writing and craft using mentor texts, modeling, impromptu dramatizations, and cooperative group writing. Proven ways to reach struggling, reluctant writers will be included throughout the day. The presentation is based on Lori’s best selling Heinemann book, Guided Writing: Practical Lessons, Powerful Results. You’ll leave with dozens of proven and exciting ideas to use immediately to improve your students’ writing. 

Speakers
avatar for Lori Oczkus

Lori Oczkus

Literacy Coach, Author, Speaker, Lori Oczkus Consulting
Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and popular speaker across the United States. Tens of thousands of teachers have attended her motivating, fast paced workshops and read her practical, research-based professional books. Lori has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Ryan 119/120

9:30am

Earth Day Every Day STEM Curriculum training
We've developed a recycling education curriculum with three units (on trash/waste, introduction to the 3Rs and recycling specific to Fairbanks). We would like to introduce the curriculum and familiarize educators with the curriculum's structure.

Speakers

Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Ryan 221

9:45am

Break Me Out of Here!
Escape rooms are the new rage across America. Learn how to turn your classroom into an escape room that will put your students’ critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and collaboration skills to the test. Experience the process first hand, create or order your own escape box, and learn how to write scenarios for your specific curriculum.   Enter if you dare!

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 →



Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop Rm 172

9:45am

Math Workshop

Participants will learn WHY Math Workshop is a valuable model for instruction and HOW to establish routines & procedures that help get differentiated guided groups & learning stations up and running.  Participants will gain a solid understanding of the different structures within Math Workshop and be able to see how it fits into a K-5 math class.

Participants will learn about the different models of Math Workshop, explore ways to increase student engagement, & take part in math routines that will get Math Workshop up and running in the classroom.  Tips to begin & maintain this successful structure that creates a classroom environment where students engage in deep discourse, meaningful learning stations, rich problem-solving tasks, & guided groups will be discussed.  Finding this model of instruction worthwhile, participants will want to start immediately.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lempp

Jennifer Lempp

Math Solutions
Jennifer Lempp is a Coordinator in the Office of School Support in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. As coordinator, Jennifer manages the supports to schools at the greatest risk of not meeting state accreditation.  In addition, Jennifer has experience teaching in both Elementary... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 201

9:45am

Flip Instruction & Create Student-Centered Classrooms
“Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?” Lecture alone is ineffective whether it is live or online. So, the challenge with the flipped classroom model is to engage students around the content in a dynamic way. Then class time can be used to create learning communities.

Speakers
avatar for Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who currently teaches in Sonoma County where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin’s first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 is a bestseller and... Read More →

Sponsors


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop Library

10:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Anna Ishihara about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ryan Commons

10:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Anna Ishihara about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ryan Commons

11:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Anna Ishihara about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Ryan Commons

12:00pm

Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Juli, Alex, and Jessica provide a unique perspective on how to support ALL students to learn. Juli, a university mathematics educator, provides the viewpoint of both the educator and the parent of children with special needs. Alex, a college freshman, shares her story related to both medical and educational struggles. Jessica, a high school junior, provides the position of both the sibling and student with a disability and connects her experiences as a high achiever to a new perspective on Universal Design for Learning. 

***THIS SESSION WILL REPEAT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.***

Speakers
avatar for Juli K. Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at UCF Alex Dixon, College student in Early Childhood Development at U

Juli K. Dixon, Professor of Mathematics Education at UCF Alex Dixon, College student in Early Childhood Development at U

Professor, Mathematics Education, UCF
Title: A Stroke of Luck: A Family’s Journey a Roadmap for SupportThe Dixons offer a unique perspective on supporting children with medical issues and their caregivers and siblings. Juli provides the educator’s viewpoint as a parent of children with special needs and medical difficulties... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lathrop Rm 172

1:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Anna Ishihara about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ryan Commons

1:15pm

CORE LEADERSHIP- Supporting Teacher Excellence
This is a half day course that provides leaders with insight into the structure and pedagogy of foundational mathematical teaching practices, and a vision for classroom implementation.  Participants will learn what to look for during classroom observations to assess instruction on the processes outlined in their state standards; as well as ways to support teachers as they incorporate standards and best practices into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Consultant, Math Solutions
I am your partner in math professional development. I represent a team of math professionals that can help transform teaching and learning in the mathematics classroom. We are excited to support you in any way we can. We often discuss the connection of the 8 mathematical practices... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Ryan 210

1:15pm

Teaching with your mouth closed: Introducton to POGIL
Immerse yourself in collaborative learning to experience process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) from a student’s perspective. You will experience group roles, analyze the design of guided inquiry activities, and explore the connections between POGIL strategies and NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. You will leave ready to try some of the POGIL strategies in your classroom. Participants will be offered access to a variety of middle school and high school POGIL activities to try with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Mare Sullivan

Mare Sullivan

STEM teaching internship supervisor, Seattle Pacific University
- Named the 2013 Washington State Secondary Science Teacher of the Year - Current Steering Committee Member of The POGIL Project, Lancaster PA, focusing on process-oriented guided-inquiry learning for secondary and post secondary instructors - Over the past 15 years, has facilitated... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Lathrop 110

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Anna Ishihara about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ryan Commons

2:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: CRITICAL THINKERS/PROBLEM SOLVERS
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Anna Ishihara about developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

Saturday September 30, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ryan Commons

3:30pm

Educational Strategies for Literacy About Alaska’s Environment and Natural Resources
Learn about the statewide plan to ensure Alaska’s students gain personal connections to the natural environment and graduate with knowledge and skills that will prepare them for jobs that depend on Alaska’s  environment and natural resources. Collaborate to provide all children in Alaska with  STEM content and skills and safe learning experiences in the natural world. Strategies include school-community partnerships, professional development, curriculum, and outdoor learning sites.

Speakers
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Cathy Rezabeck

Alaska Natural Resources and Outdoor Education organization


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 207
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am

How to Influence Change in Your PLC, School, District, or State
Come play the Making Change Happen or the Change game.  This research based game draws upon the Concerns Based Adoption Model, the Everett Rogers innovation diffusion research, and DESSI study.  After the game, we will take time to debrief what this means as a leader of change and how the game relates to the Concerns Based Adoption Model.

Here's how the Network, Inc. describes the Making Change Happen game:
"The foundation of the Change Leadership Series, Making Change Happen™, aka "The Change Game", introduces participants to the concepts of change for individuals.  Based on three streams of empirical research (the Concerns-Based adoption model – CBAM, Everett Rogers innovation diffusion research, and the DESSI Study). The engaging and thought-provoking learning experience leads to an understanding of the possibilities and pitfalls of improvement efforts, establishes a shared vocabulary about essential change steps, an appreciation of the differing perspectives of others, and challenges long-standing assumptions.  Used extensively throughout the United States and abroad, thousands of individuals have marveled at its ability to “make concrete and real” the ambiguous task of bringing about change in schools and organizations of all types"

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Wuttig

Samantha Wuttig

Teacher, FNSBSD
Passionate about seeing that ALL students have the opportunity to see the beauty and creativity in math. Loves listening and sharing ideas about changing how we do education so that we are engaging ALL students in learning.


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 105

9:00am

Math Mindsets

Students often think that the ability to math is something with which you are born.  Learn math strategies and routines that promote a growth mindset in math, where students discover that they have ability to learn math.  We will learn about specific routines such as Number Talks and Which One Doesn’t Belong as well as specific strategies such as connecting representations that promote a growth mindset.  



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.


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 106