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Friday, September 29
 

10:45am

EdTech Roundup: 3 Interactive Tools for Teachers
Try two edtech tools: Nepris for all subjects, and ArcGIS Story Maps for social studies. We will try and discuss both the freemium and the premium sections of these interactive teacher tech lessons.

UPDATE: We were going to explore Desmos, but I ran out of time! We are giving all our attention to Nepris and ArcGIS. Sorry for the mixup :(

Speakers
avatar for Mariko Kinikin

Mariko Kinikin

Librarian, FNSBSD
Nerdy Librarian with a full quiver of edtech tools to share with you! Ask me which tech tool is worth your time or money investment.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 222

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

Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for the Whole Teacher
We strive to care for the "whole student," considering home situation, support network, mental/emotional health, but who cares for the whole teacher? We'll explore pathologies of our profession and review self-care tools to improve your year. Teacher Wellness

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 232

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

Classcraft: A Gamification Approach to Classroom Management, Learning Management Systems, & Personal Learning
Gamification takes the principles of games and applies them to non-game situations. Classcraft uses technology as a way to facilitate classroom management, borrowing the aesthetic and appeal of games to engage students.

The gameplay is grounded in the real-class social experience, which means screen time is kept to a minimum and the real transformation happens directly in the classroom.

***THIS SESSION REPEATS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 FROM 3:30 TO 4:30.*** 

Speakers
avatar for Coby Haas

Coby Haas

Assistive Technology Specialist, FNSBSD


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 203

10:45am

Clearing The Path To School Success for Students in Transition
This session will provide an overview of the McKinney-Vento Act and will focus on supporting school success for students living in transition.  Topics include:  eligibility and identification, school access, eliminating barriers, and more. Opportunities to identify challenges, and brainstorm solutions.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 217

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

Pearson Realize - Beginner Training Session
Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 104

10:45am

10:45am

RethinkEd for Paraprofessionals
This session will provide training on using the RethinkEd platform to further your knowledge and success in supporting students behaviorally and academically. It will also include time to explore resources to make and take back to your class.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 110

10:45am

RethinkEd Introduction for Teachers
This session supports teachers with the tools they need to create and implement effective behavior and academic plans that increase learning and decrease challenging behavior.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 112

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

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 Steve Johnson - UAA

Steve Johnson - UAA

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Imhof

Heidi Imhof

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

Kelly Scanlon

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


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

1:30pm

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


Speakers
avatar for Deb Riddle

Deb Riddle

Deputy Director, Division of Student Learning, Standards, Assessments and CTE, Alaska Department of Education & Early Development


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

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 Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She coordinates the award-winning Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy Master of Education in K–8 Mathematics and Science and the PhD in Mathematics Education. Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers... Read More →


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

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

Maximizing student safety to increase classroom learning
Classroom tools and strategies designed to increase physical, environmental and intellectual safety. Participants will discuss ways to increase achievement and diffuse tension in students displaying symptoms of toxic stress.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 105

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

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

Social Skills Curricula for ALL Students
This session is for teachers to learn about the importance of integrating social skills instruction into everyday curriculum. We will explore a wide range of social skills curricula available through the ABEL lending library.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 112

1:30pm

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

Speakers
LS

Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

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


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

1:30pm

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

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

Speakers

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Samantha McMorrow

Samantha McMorrow

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



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

2:45pm

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

Speakers
LS

Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

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


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

2:45pm

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

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

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

RethinkEd Advanced for Teachers
This session is for FNSBSD teachers who currently utilize RethinkEd web-based platform in their classrooms. Topics include: new RethinkEd features, academic resources, and merging onto Goalview. Interactive session; computer required.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 112

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 Steve Johnson - UAA

Steve Johnson - UAA

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

3:30pm

Classcraft: A Gamification Approach to Classroom Management, Learning Management Systems, & Personal Learning
Gamification takes the principles of games and applies them to non-game situations. Classcraft uses technology as a way to facilitate classroom management, borrowing the aesthetic and appeal of games to engage students.

The gameplay is grounded in the real-class social experience, which means screen time is kept to a minimum and the real transformation happens directly in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Coby Haas

Coby Haas

Assistive Technology Specialist, FNSBSD


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 205

3:30pm

Pearson Realize Training - Advanced Session
Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

Science Solutions Specialist, Pearson
Learning resources, courseware, and services


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 37
 
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

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... 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

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 Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She coordinates the award-winning Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy Master of Education in K–8 Mathematics and Science and the PhD in Mathematics Education. Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers... Read More →

Sponsors

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

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... Read More →


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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Daml

Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association


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

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