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Friday, September 29
 

10:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Eric Rush about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rush

Eric Rush

3rd Grade Teacher, FNSBSD
2017 Fairbanks, AK BP Teacher of the Year and 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year runner up. I'm in my 9th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I'm using Personalized Learning, STEAM, and technology in order to adapt to my students learning needs! I would love to collaborate... Read More →

Sponsors

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

10:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Sandi Ryan about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Ryan

Sandi Ryan

President, Fairbanks Education Assoc
I am a 34 year teacher of mathematics and computer science and currently serve as the president of the Fairbanks Education Association.

Sponsors

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

10:45am

How to make good decisions about Digital Content
It is easy to get distracted by bright shiny objects.  Teachers and leaders often find themselves weighing the pros and cons of different digital content options and getting overwhelmed by the choices. Data-driven decision making is a foundation of personalized learning. From the grouping of students, to strategic assignment of content, to keeping track of each student’s personalized learning paths, data is essential for making decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 219/220

10:45am

10:45am

Dealing with Difficult Students
How to avoid power struggles by offering choice, by finding what motivates them and how to know if what you are doing is working through data collection.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 118

10:45am

Creating Standards-based assessments in Math through Edify
Quickly create standards-based assessments to better track individual student progress through personalized learning. You will see examples of how it is already being used, and you will leave with assessments that can be given the next day. You will leave with something you can use in your next class that makes your life easier and helps the students.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 225

10:45am

Covering the Bases; Cooperative Teaming at The High School Level
Our goal is to share with others a positive secondary case management teaming model that involves; cooperative teaching across the content areas, resources for tracking grades and student performance along with linking them to IEP goals. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Felice

Jessi Felice

Special Education Teacher, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
At Homer High we strive to be resourceful to all teachers and students across the content areas. We hope to enlighten people to how this could look and how to make it happen. We will share our tools!
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Laura Reiske

Special Education Resource Teacher, Homer High School



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 226

10:45am

Creating a digital/physical classroom
In this session I will talk about using Google Suite to create personalized lessons, online space for students, and teach a language class.  This class will be hands on so please bring your smart phone, computer, or tablet.   We will play with different parts of Google and be active.  

If you are interested in the sessions please take a moment to fill out a quick survey, the link is below. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX8zKVd0LfEosc1x-WzckUO1MhdB3fLf5iz8fphA4sXfR4yA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Speakers
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Carolyn Mousseau

AFLA
 Teaches ESL and works with ELL students


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 224

11:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Eric Rush about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rush

Eric Rush

3rd Grade Teacher, FNSBSD
2017 Fairbanks, AK BP Teacher of the Year and 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year runner up. I'm in my 9th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I'm using Personalized Learning, STEAM, and technology in order to adapt to my students learning needs! I would love to collaborate... Read More →

Sponsors

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

11:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Sandi Ryan about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Ryan

Sandi Ryan

President, Fairbanks Education Assoc
I am a 34 year teacher of mathematics and computer science and currently serve as the president of the Fairbanks Education Association.

Sponsors

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

11:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Eric Rush about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rush

Eric Rush

3rd Grade Teacher, FNSBSD
2017 Fairbanks, AK BP Teacher of the Year and 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year runner up. I'm in my 9th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I'm using Personalized Learning, STEAM, and technology in order to adapt to my students learning needs! I would love to collaborate... Read More →

Sponsors

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

11:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Sandi Ryan about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Ryan

Sandi Ryan

President, Fairbanks Education Assoc
I am a 34 year teacher of mathematics and computer science and currently serve as the president of the Fairbanks Education Association.

Sponsors

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

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Gwynne Ellen Ash and about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Kristin Ziemke about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

1:30pm

Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips: 25 Lessons You Can’t Live Without!
The avalanche of critical information that educators need to know today to teach literacy is overwhelming. Come join us as Lori Oczkus shares practical proven ideas you can use tomorrow to boost the content area and fiction reading skills of all of your students, while meeting the challenges of the Common Core Standards. Lori will share her "Top Five" ideas every teacher must know for the hottest topics in literacy including; motivation, read aloud, guided reading, independent reading, comprehension strategies for close reading of informational texts, best tips for teaching fluency, vocabulary, and creative ways to accelerate learning for ELL and struggling students! Whether you are a veteran or a new teacher, you will leave with loads of new interactive content area lessons based on Lori's new book "Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips: 72 Lessons You Can't Teach Without". Tim Rasinski, says of Lori's work and book, "Lori does a masterful job of bridging the gap from research to the classroom. Her work is a wonderful example of the merging of the art and science of teaching literacy.



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 →



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

1:30pm

LearnSmart, and the Features of an Adaptive Textbook
The FNSBSD has the LearnSmart ebooks available for high school science and social studies students. These interactive textbooks come with McGraw-Hill’s Glencoe Science, Math, Social Studies, and AP courses.

This session will walk through all the features of the LearnSmart platform and their use. Anyone interested in the exciting new world of adaptive textbooks is welcome to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Texas Gail Raymond

Texas Gail Raymond

Our vision is to unlock the full potential of each learner.Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient and effective experiences – grounded in research. At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 104

1:30pm

Daily 5 in the Primary Grades
Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan 211/212

1:30pm

Blended Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Technology integration in the classroom is now an imperative part of teaching our learners. But, we can’t stop there. The next step is to effectively implement these technologies to foster a blended learning atmosphere meeting the needs of every

Speakers
avatar for James Allen

James Allen

Personalized Learning Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
James Allen is a Personalized Learning Specialist working in support of the McGraw-Hill Education K-12 sales team. As a Personalized Learning Specialist, James works closely with the local McGraw-Hill representative and interested schools/districts to create 21st Century, personalized... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 227

1:30pm

Code That!
Learning the basics of coding/programming and integrating it into Math, Reading, and writing lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rush

Eric Rush

3rd Grade Teacher, FNSBSD
2017 Fairbanks, AK BP Teacher of the Year and 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year runner up. I'm in my 9th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I'm using Personalized Learning, STEAM, and technology in order to adapt to my students learning needs! I would love to collaborate... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 169

1:30pm

Extended Learning Program services: Personalized Learning Strategies within an Enrichment model
Extended Learning Program teachers will share and collaborate in developing effective Personalized Learning strategies that fit within the current enrichment model program.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 121

1:30pm

Filling in the Potholes for Easy Traveling Through a Year of Mathematics
Math Facts, telling time, measurement conversions, multi-digit operations, place value understandings, and more.  These are the stumpling blocks that bog down our yearly travel through mathematics.  Here is help! You will receive concise and effective activities and lessons I have used over the years to facilitate the seamless progression through our year of mathematics.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 154

1:30pm

Diagramming Sentences- Not Just for Nuns Anymore
Grammar can be super fun! Somehow, that possibility has drifted away from mainstream English education. Heck, the concept of "good grammar" has drifted away from mainstream English education! I blame hippies.

Many English teachers today lack a strong foundation in grammar and are unsure how to help their students learn to write formally correct sentences. Other teachers see grammar as a sure way to stifle creativity. The result is that we have students flailing around in words and punctuation marks, unsure of how they all go together, or even what a sentence is. 

Let me try to show you why grammar is important and how grammar can be fun. Sentence diagramming is a powerful tool to be able to explain where to put a period or a comma. Even better, it's a tool to learn how to write complex, interesting, and artistic sentences. 



Speakers
avatar for Chris Garber-Slaght

Chris Garber-Slaght

This is my 20th years teaching English, and I want to talk grammar instruction as a creative, fun, imaginative, engaging process!


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 232

1:30pm

Go Low and Go High to Maximize Multi-Modality Lessons: Blending low- and high-tech to support diverse learners
Mix low and high technology resources to create meaningful and engaging lessons. Fine tune your instructional practice through authentic assessment of project learning plus Apex Learning standards-based Tutorials with immediate formative feedback. Be ready to move around. Bring your own Wi-Fi enabled device to participate in the High Tech portions of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Crawley

Elaine Crawley

Education Services
I'd love to hear your real world examples of how districts and their teachers are engaging struggling students and helping them build pathways to the next terrific steps in life. How do you respond when someone tells you, "But you don't understand. Our kids are different."?


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 206

1:30pm

How to use Study Sync in your MS or HS classroom
Come and learn about the many aspects of Study Sync, the FNSBSD adopted ELA program. Study Sync is a great resource for blended learning.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 223

1:30pm

Putting the Pieces Together for Educational Leaders

Our objective for the afternoon is to provide leaders with ideas of what needs to be considered when implementing “big” change at the school or district level. Participants will look at ways leaders can advocate at the state level by seeing examples of how other states have approached change initiatives, and then bring it specifically to Alaska.  Leaders can see how the pieces fit together and identify actions that can be taken to support school improvement.

Part 1:    1:30-2:30 
 
Presenter - Scott Johns, Education Elements
Topic:  Scott Johns will discuss practices to consider when leading a shift or implement change in a school or district toward personalized learning. Participants will engage in a personalized model as they identify specific strategies to apply in their own settings. 

Part 2: 2:45-3:45 
Presenter - Jim Lewis, Silverback Learning/Milepost
Topic:  Dr. Jim Lewis will explain how a small idea about individualizing instruction became a district and regional effort prior to developing into both an in-state and multi-state movement of personalized learning. Both Idaho and Montana created legislation to help fund this concept and it continues to grow across the Intermountain Region and most recently into Alaska. At the same time, a simple solution to provide on-line classes for students on an international ski team in his district emerged as a co-concept to provide personalized learning for students on the road. See how it has become an intra-state success story of quality on-line instruction for students as well as professional development for educators. It is now ready to expand into a multi-state offering with all secondary classes from 6-12. 

Part 3:  3:45- 4:30
Presenter:  Bob Williams, AK DEED
Topic-  Bob Williams will provide an overview of the strategic planning work of Governor Walker’s Alaska Education Challenge which is being led by Commissioner Johnson and the State Board of Education. Bob will also share the work of the Division of Educator and School Excellence and the strong need for teacher leaders to increase capacity, build trust, and improve the quality of public education for all Alaska students.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.
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Jim Lewis

Silverback Learning/Milepost
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Bob Williams

Alaska Department of Education


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 203

2:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Gwynne Ellen Ash and about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

2:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Kristin Ziemke about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

2:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Scott Johns about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.

Sponsors

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

2:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Gwynne Ellen Ash and about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

3:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Juli Dixon about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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

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

3:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Scott Johns about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.

Sponsors

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

3:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Joanna Mackey about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
Sponsors

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

3:15pm

Engage Me!
Tired of hearing that digital learning is the only way to engage the modern learner? Then let’s go old school, but good school on your students. Experience ten tried and true ways to motivate your students to engage in your classroom and find meaningful learning in your curriculum. Increase productivity and the desire to succeed in all of your students.

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 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop Gym

3:15pm

Using Resources to help Personalize Learning
Fairbanks District Resources to Help meet Students where they are instructionally.

This session will provide an overview of district provided digital content, as well as highlight the following resources:

  • Google Classroom
  • Gooru
  • Edify
  • Discovery Ed
  • Khan Academy
  • Clever
  • Padlets

 All participants should bring their laptops. 


Speakers
avatar for April Scott

April Scott

Curriculum Coordinator, FNSB
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement



Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 210

3:15pm

Grading Without Percentages: A Long-Term Rubric Approach
Are you tired of students asking, "Is this for a grade?" During this session we will look at an alternative to grading with percentages. The use of a long term rubric using four levels with descriptors will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Tara DeVaughn

Tara DeVaughn

Math Teacher, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 211/212

3:15pm

21st Century Career and Workforce Development
A presentation on current and future workforce development efforts in the state, followed by an interactive round table discussion on needs, trends  and strategies for preparing the next generation of Alaska's workers. The unique needs, challenges, and opportunities we face as a state will be the focus of this session.  As a group we will identify some actionable items and strategies for future collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Warren

Scott Warren

Program Manager, Education, GCI
K-12 Teaching, Counseling, Leadership Post-Secondary Training Workforce Development Education Technology Distance Learning Interactive Video Learning Twitter @scotthwarren


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 201

3:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Scott Johns about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.

Sponsors

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

3:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Juli Dixon about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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

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

3:30pm

FNSBSD Personalized Learning Panel
Come hear what teachers are doing to accomplish personalized learning.  This panel of teachers will give a brief overview of what they are doing for personalized learning.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about personalized learning.  

 Julie McHenry
I am at a place with personalized learning where I am interested in learning how to integrate technology in a meaningful way for my students and self. I am hoping to become more efficient in small group and individual lessons with student access to resources outside of our school and classroom. More time to collaborate, plan and share lessons and resources with my colleagues is also high on my list this year. 

 


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

3:30pm

Using Personality Styles to Manage a Classroom
Teachers will learn how to identify student personality styles and walk away with specific tools to help them use those styles to engage and motivate kids

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 224

3:30pm

The Powerful Reading Vitamin: Boosting Comprehension with Reciprocal Teaching

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching and dramatically improve the engagement and comprehension of all of your students while meeting the demands of the Common Core Standards? Would you like to take your comprehension instruction to the next level so your students are the ones doing the work and using the strategies when they read on their own? Many students decode and yet don't comprehend what they read. The Fabulous Four, or reciprocal teaching strategies (Palincsar and Brown) predict, question, clarify, and summarize work as a powerful package to begin to yield dramatic results in reading comprehension in as little as 15 days. This exciting NEW version of reciprocal teaching is loaded with dozens of new lessons for whole class, content area reading, guided reading, stations, and a practical Response to Intervention Model. You'll experience first hand motivating lessons. This model yields student growth of six months to two years in just three months. Come to this practical, hands-on, and entertaining workshop to learn ideas you can use tomorrow to strengthen student comprehension using any reading material.  



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 →



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

3:30pm

Meeting Alaska’s Education Challenge Digitally: An Online Path for EVERY Student EVERY day
Many Alaskan districts are rising to meet Alaska’s challenges using digital curriculum. High expectations, engaging activities, relevant content put every student on the path to success every day. Data is instantly available to adjust instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Crawley

Elaine Crawley

Education Services
I'd love to hear your real world examples of how districts and their teachers are engaging struggling students and helping them build pathways to the next terrific steps in life. How do you respond when someone tells you, "But you don't understand. Our kids are different."?


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 109

4:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Juli Dixon about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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

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

4:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Scott Johns about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

Associate Partner, Education Elements
I work with inspiring educators in schools and districts across the country to consider new approaches to teaching and learning.

Sponsors

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

8:00am

Blending Technology & Tradition to Transform Learning
Education has been disrupted. Technology is radically changing the way we communicate, create, and learn. The rise in online tools, the increasing availability of mobile devices, and the limitless amounts of information at our fingertips are having a profound impact on education. Join teacher and author Catlin Tucker as she shares how she transformed her low-tech classroom to create a blended learning model that strives to personalize learning, capitalize on connectivity, encourage autonomy, spark creativity and connect students to an authentic audience. She will share creative strategies and examples of student work to highlight how she is leveraging the power of technology to place students at the center of learning. 

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 →


Saturday September 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am
Hering Auditorum

9:45am

Finding Time for Personalized Learning in the Busy Classroom
What is personalized Learning and how can we incorporate it into our daily classroom activities?  The roots of Personalized Learning can be traced back to Aristotle and the Socratic method, but how can we find time in today’s busy classroom to individualize each student’s experience to such an extent? The answer lies in using a growing number of Personalized Learning products in a blended environment that allow teachers to more effectively address their student’s needs. Come find out how.

Speakers
avatar for James Allen

James Allen

Personalized Learning Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
James Allen is a Personalized Learning Specialist working in support of the McGraw-Hill Education K-12 sales team. As a Personalized Learning Specialist, James works closely with the local McGraw-Hill representative and interested schools/districts to create 21st Century, personalized... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Ryan 121

9:45am

From Personalized Learning to Competency Based Reporting in a Snap
See how Fairbanks, MatSu, North Slope, and 150 other districts in the Northwest and across the nation are making this transition very easy for teachers, administrators, and parents using Silverback Learning Solution’s award winning Mileposts platform.

Speakers
avatar for Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

CEO, Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions: We have 3 made to fit Idaho solutions: 1) Mileposts - Provides a holistic view of every student that drives achievement growth with actionable data, goal setting, plan building, progress monitoring, educational resources, and complete analytics. 2) Edify... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 105

9:45am

Ten Steps to eSuccess: Growing a Program to Build Really Ready Students through eLearning
Want a 97% success rate in your first year? Follow 10 steps Fairbanks North Star BSD took as they launched a new rigorous online learning program. Examine the path they blazed from initial vision through program design, staffing & outcome monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Crawley

Elaine Crawley

Education Services
I'd love to hear your real world examples of how districts and their teachers are engaging struggling students and helping them build pathways to the next terrific steps in life. How do you respond when someone tells you, "But you don't understand. Our kids are different."?


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 104

10:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Kristin Ziemke about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

10:30am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Kristin Ziemke about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

11:00am

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Kristin Ziemke about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

1:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come and talk with Catlin Tucker about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ryan Commons

1:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with April Scott about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for April Scott

April Scott

Curriculum Coordinator, FNSB
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement

Sponsors

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

1:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Crissy Lauterbach about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

1:15pm

Personalized Learning Portfolios for the Educator
Don't leave the educators out of the Personalized Learning movement. Create complete Professional Learning Portfolios for every educator that are seamless and transferrable with Silverback Learning Solution’s Teacher Vitae platform.

Speakers
avatar for Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

CEO, Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions: We have 3 made to fit Idaho solutions: 1) Mileposts - Provides a holistic view of every student that drives achievement growth with actionable data, goal setting, plan building, progress monitoring, educational resources, and complete analytics. 2) Edify... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lathrop 105

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Catlin Tucker about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ryan Commons

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with April Scott about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for April Scott

April Scott

Curriculum Coordinator, FNSB
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement

Sponsors

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

1:30pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Crissy Lauterbach about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

2:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with Crissy Lauterbach about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

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 →

Sponsors

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

2:00pm

COLLABORATION CAFE: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and talk with April Scott about personalized learning.  This is your time to ask questions from the experts.  

Speakers
avatar for April Scott

April Scott

Curriculum Coordinator, FNSB
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement

Sponsors

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

2:30pm

Station Rotation Model: Play & Plan
Teachers will experience a station rotation lesson then design a lesson they can use with students tomorrow. This session will end with an explanation of how teachers can combine the flipped classroom and station rotation model with an in-class flip! Teachers will leave with concrete strategies and tools they can use now!

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 →



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

3:30pm

NSTA/ASTA Partnerships-What Can NSTA Do For You?
Come learn about NSTA’s member services and how they will benefit YOU! The presentation will cover The Learning Center, webinars, joint membership and much more!  There will be a door prize drawing for attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Teacher, Harborview Elementary
Primary Teacher - advocate for young children NSTA District Director Preschool-Elementary Science ACT Board Member - constructivist teaching
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Midge Yergen

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


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 206