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Friday, September 29
 

10:45am

Google Classroom & Google Apps Working Together
Join me in the exploration of Google Classroom and how it can be used for teaching in a blended setting. We will utilize other Google Apps to expand the capabilities of Google Classroom. This session is good for beginners and intermediate users.

***THIS SESSION WILL REPEAT ON SUNDAY, OCT 1ST.**** 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 211/212

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

Read & Write for Google Chrome
Learn how Read&Write for Google Chrome supports personalized learning for students using Google Apps (Docs, Slides, etc.) when they are writing papers, creating presentations, and conducting research using computers.

Speakers


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 205

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

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

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

Learn to run a Mystery Skype!
Learn how to run a FUN and engaging Mystery Skype game in your classroom! We will participate in a live Mystery Skype with students in a secret location. This session is best for K-2, 3-5, world language, and social studies teachers. Participants will walk away with a game they could use in their classrooms in the next few weeks. Mystery Skype is great for building global communication & collaboration in the classroom. This session is best for those who are new to Mystery Skype.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Otto

Alex Otto

Teacher, KIBSD
6th grade math teacher at Kodiak Middle School.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 103

10:45am

10:45am

Save Time Grading and Focus More on Results with GradeCam
GradeCam empowers teachers to customize, score, and record assessments – without special forms or equipment. Teachers can then respond to actionable data in real-time, share feedback with students, and see standards-based comparisons.

Before the session sign up for a free trial @ https://gradecam.com/ or use your school account.

Speakers
avatar for Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Educational Consultant, GradeCam
I was a classroom teacher for 32 years, mostly at the middle school level. I believe working with young people kept me young. I love to garden, hike, bicycle, and entertain with food. I belong to a book club of fantastic women. I live in Corvallis, OR with my husband and our cat... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 155

10:45am

Using Grinnell Journals as An Analytical Tool for Assessing STEM to STEAM Student Learning

The OneTree Alaska teacher research collaborative will present an interactive session, including an overview of the project, research methodology, and initial themes emerging from participant Grinnell Journals. Each teacher will then lead a discussion of how she adapted lesson plans based on her classroom's experiences with the Grinnell System of Nature Journaling.


Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 154

10:45am

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

Scaffolds and supports: Distinguish & Leverage Scaffolds, Supports, Tools & Resources to support diverse learners/ELL/SPED
Actively engage ALL students as they learn HOW they learn best. Leverage elements of online content to build lifelong skills students need as they Observe, Inquire, Create, Connect, and Confirm their learning. It’s the art of going slow - to go FAST! Bring your own Wi-Fi enabled device to participate in the online 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 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 207

10:45am

Studysync Blended ELA Instruction, For Beginning Users and the Curious
The Studysync English Language Arts program for grades 6-12 has been implemented at the FNSBSD middle schools for two years now.  Studysync leverages a forward-thinking design and technology that delivers adaptable and dynamic curriculum solutions.   This presentation will walk through the basic features of Studysync and the planning for blended classroom instruction.  

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 233

10:45am

Sweet Search
Go on a treasure hunt! Find the hidden gems in Google and Google products that will make you a happier teacher. Follow your treasure map to Sweet Search and find the research prize. Your expedition will yield the keys to having students analyzing and inquiring more effectively.  Come and fill your treasure chest!

View our Google Slides

https://docs.google.com/a/k12northstar.org/presentation/d/1LVxnrdh2iXBeTz8Q4tDR0DSFv9ob6yo-gRbPk1ghNko/edit?usp=sharing
 

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Apodaca

Cindy Apodaca

Librarian, West Valley High School
I am originally from Alabama. I taught English and history until I went back to get my MLS. I enjoy working with high school students and look forward to learning new teaching methods and exploring new technology opportunities. Animals, books, Netflix binging, going out with friends... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Tonnies

Jessica Tonnies

Librarian, Randy Smith Middle School
I am originally from California, but I caught the Alaska bug 10 years ago. I completed the teaching program at UAF and taught elementary for the next 8 years in Utah. In 2016 I completed my MLIS through the University of Washington iSchool and jumped at the opportunity to move back... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 210

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

Rating Content in Books & Materials: Censorship or Guidance

A number of sites on the Internet label content in children’s and young adult books for the purpose of helping parents and teachers make “smart” decisions about reading materials. Rating content goes wrong when censors use this information to pressure teachers and librarians to remove books commonly used in schools.  This session focuses on what teachers and librarians need to know about these sites, and how to respond when the censor calls. 


Speakers
avatar for Pat Scales

Pat Scales

Pat Scales is a 1966 graduate of the University of Montevallo (AL), and received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1972. She served as librarian at Greenville Middle School for 26 years, and was the first Director of Library Services at the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop Rm 171

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

Introduction To and Navigating Project Based Learning
An introduction to the concepts behind project-based learning and problem-based learning, extending into tips for the planning and implementation of PBL. Content compliments of the Goethe Institut's professional development seminars.  All content areas are welcome to the session; examples will be given primarily in context to the world language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Beattie

Charles Beattie

German/Math, Anchorage School District



Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan 119/120

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

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

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

Art and the Cosmic Connection! Empower Science through Art!
Using the elements of art - shape, line, color, texture, value - students make sense of images of planets, asteroids, comets and moons, honing observation skills and inspiring questions.  Learners of all ages create a beauitul piece of art while learning to recognize the geology on planetary surfaces.  The lesson begins with what we know here on Earth and then uses that awareness to help students interpret features on distant objects in the solar system.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 442

1:30pm

Creating Spaces for Active and Engaged Reading Across the Content Areas
This hands on session will allow teachers to work through a series of instructional routines that can support students' disciplinary literacies with a variety of texts. Participants will walk away with a variety of instructional routines and ideas.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 140

1:30pm

LAMP Words For Life: Vocabulary Review & Practice
This session will cover: guiding principles of LAMP and features & patterns of LAMP.  This session will involve hands-on practice, so please bring your student's iPad device with LAMP installed.  ALL staff who currently work with students using LAMP application or Unity software are encouraged to come!

Speakers


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 155

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

Nearpod - classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.
Use Nearpod to create or download interactive multimedia presentations. Share your interactive lesson and control the students' lesson in real time.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 222

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

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

2:45pm

Great Ways to Use Google Sites in the Classroom
As a classroom teacher of 19 years, I am always on the look out for ways to help me stay organized, creative and efficient! Last year I discovered Google Sites. Please join me as I discuss and share with you the different ways you can implement Google Sites into your classroom. This is a short, dynamic session that will add a new gizmo in your tool box.  

Speakers
avatar for Olga Napolilli

Olga Napolilli

Teacher, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District
This is my 20th year of teaching. Technology has to simplify and enhance my life in order for me to use it. What I use in my classroom has been tested and loved like a winning recipe.



Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop Rm 171

2:45pm

Personal Tech Coach
FNSBSD is piloting a new tech coaching program to help support teachers to effectively use technology to teach, support personalized learning, and increase efficiency to reduce your work time and workload. Teachers will be given 1-to-1 support for meeting their personal tech goals with the option of receiving course credit  and/or a class set of iPad 2’s. This session will provide teachers an overview of the program & get started on the application.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 221

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

Studysync 6-12 ELA Blended Learning Instruction, an Overview for Administrators
The Studysync English Language Arts program for grades 6-12 has been implemented at FSBSD middle schools for two years now. Studysync leverages forward-thinking designs and technology that delivers adaptable, dynamic curriculum solutions.

This presentation will be an overview of this unique program and include ideas for supporting student success with blended learning in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Meier

Chris Meier

Alaska K-12 Sales Representative, McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on our rich heritage of educational expertise, we offer highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world. Visit us at mheon... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 205

3:15pm

Beyond the Basics with GradeCam: Standards, Number Grid, Credit Form & More!
Explore GradeCam response types other than multiple choice, including rubric capture and Aita, which scores handwritten numeric answers. Also examine data reports: student by standard, student longitudinal report, classes by assignment and more.

This session is focused on staff who have an existing GradeCam account and wish to explore more options. All grades and subjects welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Educational Consultant, GradeCam
I was a classroom teacher for 32 years, mostly at the middle school level. I believe working with young people kept me young. I love to garden, hike, bicycle, and entertain with food. I belong to a book club of fantastic women. I live in Corvallis, OR with my husband and our cat... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 155

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

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

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

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

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

Setup and Use Canvas in 1 Hour
Learn to use the basics of Canvas in 1 hour. This session will walk you through logging in, setting up a course, adding files and creating an assignment in 1 hour. This session is for new users to Canvas looking for how to use Canvas next week in their classrooms. This is a perfect tool for blended learning.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 153

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

Picture This: Through The Lens of The Caldecott Committee

The Caldecott Committee is charged with evaluating illustrations in a picture book.  They consider style, texture, shape, line, color, and the overall design of the book.  This session focuses on how to read pictures, and how the Caldecott Committee works together to reach the final decision of which book wins the medal.


Speakers
avatar for Pat Scales

Pat Scales

Pat Scales is a 1966 graduate of the University of Montevallo (AL), and received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1972. She served as librarian at Greenville Middle School for 26 years, and was the first Director of Library Services at the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop Rm 171

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
 
Saturday, September 30
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:15pm

Is There Life Out There? Are We Alone?
At the moment, life on Earth is the only know life in the universe, but there are compelling arguments to suggest we are not alone.  Come find out how to involve your students in hands-on activities that can be done in your classroom. These actvities can also be used in an after-school program.  Eight activities will be used.  The activities are also matched with science standards and literature connections as well as writing will be included.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lathrop 201

1:15pm

Read the World Now--Moving Beyond Text-based Literacy
Today's digital classroom amplifies literacy & content area studies, while engaging all students to comprehend deeply, as we teach new strategies to read beyond the text & use multimedia--images, video, infographics--to add layers to their thinking.

Please bring a phone, laptop or tablet to this session.

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 →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Ryan Rm 40

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

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

Using critical thinking and problem solving of an Escape Room
Using the concept of escape rooms in your classroom escape rooms are provides students with a  “natural problem-solving environment."  Come and listen to how the local Fairbanks Escape Room develops and sets up the puzzles in their escape rooms. We will also share escape room kit resources the school district.


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 203
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am

When Selfies Go Right
Let’s learn together how SELFIES can turn you into the superstar of your classroom, no matter if it is traditional, blended, or online.

Speakers
EP

Emanuela Pokryfki

Online Teacher, KPBSD


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lathrop 103

9:00am

NASA-Rock the Class: Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification
After receiving the lifetime certification, NASA will loan teachers real moon rocks and meteorites.  This certification workshop is required in order to bring the excitement of real lunar rock and meteorite samples to your students. The samples are from NASA's historic Apollo missions.  Hands-on activities and websites with videos will be offered during the training.  This workshop is recommended for all teachers, kindergarten through high school as well as professors.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 108

10:00am

Google Classroom & Google Apps Working Together
Join me in the exploration of Google Classroom and how it can be used for teaching in a blended setting. We will utilize other Google Apps to expand the capabilities of Google Classroom. This session is good for beginners and intermediate users.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Sunday October 1, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 110