Loading…
Welcome to the Alaska Cross Content Conference program!  We will not have a print program available.  This program is a planner for you and does not guarantee you a seat in a session.

Please note that things will be changing daily.  Field trips are being finalized. Sessions are still coming in...so stay tuned and watch for changes - the beauty & the beast with technology.  

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

6-8 [clear filter]
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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


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

1:30pm

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

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

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... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

Speakers

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

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

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

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

3:15pm

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

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... Read More →


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... 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

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