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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

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

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

Your class of scientists- A Grouse and ptarmigan citizen science project

Would you like your students to be citizen scientists? The Alaska Depratment of Fish and Game engages classes across Alaska to map grouse and ptarmigan populations. Despite the Willow Ptarmigan being our state bird, little is known about grouse and ptarmigan species. Biologists need your help gathering information on age and gender composition of these birds. Why can't we collect this data ourselves? Alaska is too big and there are too few scientists.

That's where your class comes in! Students gather hunter harvested grouse and ptarmigan wings. Using these samples they work with scientists to determine the age and gender of each bird. In the process, they explore bird ecology, anatomy and physiology, and the cultural importance of game birds. Intrigued? Come learn about grouse and ptarmigan ecology, identify the age and gender of birds using father patterns, and learn to input your data on our citizen science data collection website.


Speakers
HM

Heather McFarland

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Vendors

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 116

10:45am

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

Concussions and How to Work with Students with Them
Dr. Malcolm will discuss the medical implication of concussions and how to work with students and families when concussions occur.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jennifer Malcolm

McKinley Orthopedic Clinic
Jennifer Malcolm, DO is board certified under the American Academy of Family Medicine in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. She is also board certified in osteopathic family medicine under the American Board of Osteopathic Family Physici... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 216

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

Five Instructional Shifts for Supporting Rigorous Standards

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

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

2.  Teacher provides strategies “as if” from students

3.  Students create the context

4.  Students do the sense making

5.  Students talk to students


Speakers
avatar for 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 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan Rm 40

10:45am

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


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

10:45am

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

Making sense of Math- Reasoning and Discourse from Math Solutions - Part 1
Students need to build a deep understanding of mathematics and use that understanding to reason about problems, make sense of new learning, and communicate their thinking to others. This full-day course is designed to introduce participants to the processes and habits of mind students need to develop, with particular emphasis on the role of reasoning and discourse in mathematics. During this course, teachers will engage in reasoning and discourse , and discuss the implications for their students. In addition, they analyze the complexity of mathematical tasks and consider strategies for transforming grade-level tasks to increase the level of rigor.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

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


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 221

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

Rock the House
Did you know you are only supposed to use music 30% of the time in class to be effective? Creating a learning environment that incorporates music takes more than just turning the radio on during group work. In this rocking seminar, you will physically experience the impact of music in the classroom, learn how to incorporate the musical/rhythmical intelligence effectively into any lesson, and how to use music as a classroom management technique.

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 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Gym

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

Three Dimensional aspect of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
This session will explore the NGSS and describe the  vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model. The National Science President will discuss how the three dimensions are combined to form each standard: Practices, Cross-Cutting and Disciplinary Core Ideas. What does this mean for Alaska Science Standards?

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 106

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

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 English Language... 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

10:45am

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

Speakers

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

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Felice

Jessi Felice

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

Special Education Resource Teacher, Homer High School



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

10:45am

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

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

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

Speakers
CM

Carolyn Mousseau

AFLA
 Teaches ESL and works with ELL students


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

10:45am

Music, Movement, and Motivation
While this session was designed with language teachers in mind, it contains useful tools and tricks that could be applied to any discipline! In this session participants will learn how to incorporate popular music into their language lessons to teach targeted vocabulary in a fun way that engages and motivates students using comprehensible input and authentic texts. This session will provide attendees an opportunity to experience a sample lesson, work collaboratively to think of ways to incorporate music into their respective classrooms, and feel motivated to incorporate song and dance into their instruction! 

This session will also delve into topics such as the use of authentic, culturally relevant texts and targeted versus untargeted input.

Speakers
avatar for Rowan Beraza

Rowan Beraza

Teacher, Petersburg High School



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop Rm 171

10:45am

Myth busting online learning
This session addresses many questions and concerns academics have of online learning as well as some of the myths that commonly surround online learning, specifically foreign languages. We will address: various reasons students take online foreign languages classes; whether or not "cannibalization" occurs; interaction; and first-hand accounts of our students.

View presentation slides here: http://elearning.uaf.edu/go/onlinemyths

Contribute to our live poll questions via this link: PollEv.com/seanholland874




Speakers
avatar for Daniel Darrow

Daniel Darrow

Term Instructor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, UAF
Dan has spent the last few years developing, deploying, adjusting and re-thinking online delivery of collegiate foreign language courses. His interests are in Spanish, ESL, online pedagogy and applied linguistics.
avatar for Sean Holland

Sean Holland

Instructional Designer, UAF eLearning
Sean has a background in foreign language education and a strong interest in good design. His interests include technology in language learning, creating video course content, and lowering the bar to information access through more efficient design.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 169

10:45am

Using the Area Model to Teach Multiplying, Factoring, and Division of Polynomials OR Long Division: It’s Not Synthetic Any More.
Use algebra tiles and the area model to multiply polynomials, factor, completing the square and polynomial long division. The important part is transitioning from the concrete (manipulative) to the abstract (paper and pencil).

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Trussell

Darrell Trussell

RC/Instructional Coach, CPM Educational Program


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 227

10:45am

Using Yeast Beads to Investigate Factors affecting Enzymes
In this session participants will learn how to make and use yeast beads to investigate factors affecting the enzyme catalase.

Speakers
KS

Kris Stone

M.J. Murdock Trust


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 214

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

Making Every Classroom a Maker Space
In this workshop, participants will actively experience the maker movement and learn strategies for incorporating maker ideologies into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

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


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan 37

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

1:30pm

Communicating Math Instruction Changes to Parents
As math classrooms become more student centered, discovery driven, and mindset messages are shared come learn how one teacher has kept parents in the loop.  The main focus of this session is on using remind.com to communicate.  Please bring your laptop. 

Speakers
avatar for Tara DeVaughn

Tara DeVaughn

Math Teacher, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 207

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


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

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

Connecting the Dots for Interdisciplinary Learning: Teaching Across the Curriculum for Fun and Relevance
Have you noticed that your students have difficulty making connections with content in your class and the world around them? We will discuss some ideas to create interdisciplinary lessons that make for more meaningful learning for all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Educator, Lewiston High School


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 205

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Yaden

Bridget Yaden

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



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

1:30pm

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

Hoofin’ it after wildlife-Tracking and counting Alaska Wildlife
Have you ever wondered how scientists count and track wildlife? This session by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game explores movements and counting techniques of some of Alaska’s most iconic ungulates (the hooved animals: moose, caribou, etc.).  We will examine real data and use hands-on, interdisciplinary activities from the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum to bring science to life in your classroom.

Speakers
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Heather McFarland

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Vendors

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 116

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
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Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


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

1:30pm

Creating a Collaborative Community of Music Educators
Music educators discuss ways to support music education, including Music in Our Schools and creating systems of support.

Agenda:
  • Instrument Fees discussion
  • Advocacy
  • Music in Our Schools Month Concerts/philosophy discussion
 

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 153

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Metzner

Ronald Metzner

Lathrop High School


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

1:30pm

How to use objects, art, and photographs to enhance science and language learning and skills
This session will include: an intro to the what and why of teaching from objects, example activities that use these techniques, and a facilitated brainstorm to discuss incorporating these methods into lesson plans and resources for accessing objects.

Speakers
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Grace Graham

Science Educator, Anchorage Museum


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 440

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

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

Math Workshop

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lempp

Jennifer Lempp

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


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

1:30pm

Opening Up Communication Channels about Geoscience in Alaska: Citizen Science and Education and Outreach Opportunities
Are your students interested in earthquakes and volcanoes? The Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys will share outreach materials, discuss current citizen-science efforts, and brainstorm collaborative projects with Alaska educators. Session will be presented by four geoscientists: Katherine Mulliken (DGGS, volcanoes), Barrett Salisbury (DGGS, earthquakes), Katreen Wikstrom Jones (DGGS, glaciers/snow), Chris Maio (UAF, erosion monitoring).


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 245

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

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

FUNctional Art - Transforming Math Functions to Create Pictures on Graphing Calculators
This is a great project that helps students apply transformations to create art. Suitable for Algebra 1 through Pre Calculus classes. Attendees will get access to all on-line material needed for this project.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Piekarski

Ellen Piekarski

East High School
I have taught high school math in Texas for 5 years. Over those years, I have developed several projects for my classes. I have presented many of these projects in math conferences in Texas and at Texas Instruments' T3 conference in Chicago. Over this summer, my family moved from... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 219/220

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

Place-based STEM Education in Alaska: Examples from REACH Up (Raising Education Achievement through Cultural Heritage)
Participants will work with free program resources available through the UAF K-12 Outreach office’s REACH Up program. The REACH Up curriculum features place-based and culturally relevant STEM lessons for Alaskan students in grades 6th-12th.

The REACH Up curriculum highlights the Bering Strait region, with climate change themes of high interest to citizens throughout the Arctic and Subarctic. During the session we will highlight classroom lessons on current vegetation research, including the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that involve documenting and analyzing shrub expansion onto the tundra ecosystem.  These activities were developed with contributions from local scientists Dr. Ken Tape, UAF, and Dr. Gerald Frost, ABR, Inc.


Speakers
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Yuri Bult-Ito

University of Alaska Fairbanks
avatar for Sally Kieper

Sally Kieper

Lead Curriculum Developer, UAF K-12 Outreach
Place-based, STEM, and culturally relevant education
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Sam Norlin

PI, University of Alaska Fairbanks
STEM K-12 teacher professional development and student curriculum. Programs from the K-12 Outreach Office such as ASMP, ATP and Educators Rising. Potential for collaboration for further K-12 STEM teacher PD programs.


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 246

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

CPR in schools
Why are we teaching hands only CPR in schools? Learn why it is important to teach Hands Only CPR, and how to successfully perform Hands Only CPR.  We are partnering with a local mining company to host this session.  We will discuss the Hands Only CPR kit recently donated to the school district and how to bring training to your school.  This will be a hands on presentation practicing compressions.  Learn how to schedule free classes at your school and check out the district's CPR in Schools Kit! 

Speakers
avatar for Sunni Danielowski

Sunni Danielowski

Senior Director, American Heart Associatin
I am the Youth Market Director for the American Heart Association covering the state of Alaska. I work with 200 schools and 65,000 students to educate on the importance of living a proactive lifestyles. We customize our programs to fit your school's needs and ensure students are... Read More →


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

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

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

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


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

1:30pm

Putting the Pieces Together for Educational Leaders

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

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

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Scott Johns

Scott Johns

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

Silverback Learning/Milepost
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Bob Williams

Alaska Department of Education


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

2:45pm

ALEKS Adaptive and Personalized Mathematics Instruction, an Overview
ALEKS is an online math solution for grades 3-12 that uses artificial intelligence to identify and provide instruction on the topics each student is most ready to learn next.  This presentation will be an overview of this unique program and the research behind it.

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 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 207

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
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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

AATG Alaska Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting for American Association of Teachers of German.  Used to bring German teachers together and discuss trends and plans for intrastate items of concern.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 119/120

2:45pm

Apple TV - an instructional tool?
Check out the potentials and limitations of a first generation Apple TV for displaying Mac and iOS applications in your classroom. 20 Apple TVs are available for loan this 2017-18 year in the FNSBSD - first come first serve.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Bailey

Stephen Bailey

AT/O&M Specialist, FNSBSD


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan Rm 40

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

What National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Can Offer You
Come learn about what resources and grants are available to you through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

STEM Mentor Teacher-Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my second year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 200

2:45pm

AATF Alaska Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting for American Association of Teachers of French.  Used to bring French teachers together and discuss trends and plans for intrastate items of concern.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 118

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

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

2:45pm

Customizing Place-Based Curriculum
LKSD has developed a customized place-based curriculum for secondary science courses. The goal is to engage students using inquiry based practices relevant to local phenomena. The development process and resources discovered will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Pokrzywinski

Andrea Pokrzywinski

VTC Science Teacher, Lower Kuskokwim School District
avatar for Whitney Spiehler

Whitney Spiehler

Certified Teacher, LKSD
Lower Kuskokwim School District High School Science


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 104

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

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

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

Exponential Potential! Cultivating STEM Identity in Elementary Classrooms
We all want our students to have an equal opportunity to pursue STEM pathways, many lack confidence in Math and Science.  Research shows by eighth grade more than half of students are disconnected from science and math; let's change that narrative. This will be an active, hands-on sessions.  Participants should plan for active learning and collegial collaboration.

Speakers
JW

Julie Wild Curry

Director, After School Programs, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 206

3:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Tara DeVaughn

Tara DeVaughn

Math Teacher, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District


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

3:15pm

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

STEM- Understanding an e-motor and build one
In this session you will learn about integrating aerospace education into the curriculum and how to receivice free STEM- kits for your classroom.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 215

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

3:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Scott Warren

Scott Warren

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


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

3:15pm

Exciting Exponential Explorations
Experience creative problems and investigations around exponential equations. The problems lead to a better understanding of exponential growth using data collection, connections to geometric sequences, and multiple representations.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Trussell

Darrell Trussell

RC/Instructional Coach, CPM Educational Program


Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 217

3:15pm

How to improve your students´intercultural and literacy skills-Bringing `Tschick`into your classroom
The workshop will focus on one of Germany´s most successful coming-of-age novels of the last decade and its adaptation to the Big Screen. The workshop will provide teachers of German (and other world languages) with methods and material useful

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 119/120

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

Alaska Farm to School Program - Growing Opportunities in the Last Frontier
This is a general session with a focus on what the Farm to School Program is, updates on the latest success stories from around the state, and potential ideas for growing opportunities at your schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Anderson

Jodie Anderson

Alaska Farm to School Program Coordinator, State of Alaska Division of Agriculture
A little about me and my winding path to get here – I almost finished a PhD in soil biochemistry, I have earned a Master in Arts of Teaching Biology degree, and a Bachelor of Science Biology and Secondary Education degree. I taught chemistry and biology (and many other life sciences... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 200

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

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

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

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

3:30pm

Making math fun with GeoGebra
Geogebra is a powerful FREE mathematics software that enables students to explore algebra, geometry, statistics and calculus. Teachers will have the opportunity to be the students doing the explorations as well as the teacher creating lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

STEM Mentor Teacher-Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my second year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 233

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

3:30pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Liz Sacco

Liz Sacco

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


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

3:30pm

How do geese shape the landscape? Integrating research data into classroom climate change studies.
This is a model of how educators and scientists can work together to help students localize global issues of climate change. Within the model classroom activities, students are presented with questions that ask them to think about predicted local impacts to their ecosystem and resources. They are presented with an experiment designed by scientists to help predict future impacts of climate change on bird habitats. Data from the research project is shared with students and they are asked to collect and analyze their own data as well. Students are also encouraged to participate in follow-up citizen based science data collection.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Pokrzywinski

Andrea Pokrzywinski

VTC Science Teacher, Lower Kuskokwim School District


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 103

3:30pm

Partners in Science Program for High School Science Teachers
Want professional development that pays you $10,000 for two summers, pays for 5 conferences, and offers even more money to purchase equipment for your students to inquiry-based science? Then come learn about the Partners in Science Program.

Speakers
KS

Kris Stone

M.J. Murdock Trust


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 104

7:30pm

ACTFL Core Practices and Unit Design
In this workshop, we will examine units created using ACTFL’s six core principles and unit design practices that you can directly adopt or adapt to meet your own students’ learning needs, language levels and learning styles.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Westmark Hotel
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:30am

Interesting Ideas, Manipulatives and Activities for Teaching Geometry Topics Highlighting the CCSSM Practices
Participants will use hinged mirrors, rubber bands, patty paper, paper plates and other manipulatives, as well as, investigations to develop geometry concepts such as similarity and triangle congruence, transformations, central angles, polygons, area

Speakers
avatar for Chris Mikles

Chris Mikles

Director of PD, CPM Educational Program
I have taught Middle and High School Math classes. I am the Director of Teacher Education for CPM, a non-profit organization that believes that all students can be inspired to learn math and that they should be actively involved in their learning. I also teach teachers to use manipulatives... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Lathrop 206

9:45am

Contemporary Europe in the Language Classroom
Participants explore authentic teaching materials to introduce students to contemporary Europe. Participants gain understanding of how to use authentic material at all levels of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner is Associate Professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves currently as program director of UNCG's German Program, associate head of UNCG's Department of Languages, Literatures, and Languages, and faculty coordinator of an award-winning... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Ryan 211/212

9:45am

Making Music Pop in Your Classroom
Ten fast and easy ways to make music pop in your classroom: reading singing, circling, comprehensible input, visuals with comic maps, choreographed movement, revised lyrics and more. Come get hot strategies to find compelling input in the music they

Speakers
BP

Betsy Paskvan

Dimond High School


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Ryan 219/220

9:45am

Exploring Alaska's Natural Resources
Snapshot of rock, mineral, and energy resources of AK, as well as an introduction to lessons to teach about them in your classrooms. A look at our developing ARCGIS online high school curriculum covering the history, process, economics and careers.

Speakers
BK

Beki Kelly

Alaska Resource Education


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Ryan 118

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

Math Workshop

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lempp

Jennifer Lempp

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


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

9:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker

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

Sponsors


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

9:45am

If you've ever had a student dislike math, THEN Desmos activities are for you!
Experience Desmos through Ss lens using card sorts, polygraph, marbleslides and other activities. View through the Ts lens understanding the potential to build custom activities. Ts will leave w/specific activities, ready for Monday morning.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Grupp

Dianne Grupp

Math Teacher, Kodiak Middle School
Middle School Math Teacher at Kodiak Middle School. Math is, quite possibly, the most disliked subject of adolescences and adults! It is a personal goal to help alleviate some of the dislike of math.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 207

9:45am

NSTA Conference Highlights
This presentation will highlight some of the wonderful lessons and ideas that came from the NSTA Conference in Los Angeles, CA in March
*Classroom modeling of annual climate data for the last 5 decades
* Discussion of implimenting Argument Driven Inquiry labs and lessons

Speakers
CS

Cheryl Sanders

Science teacher, FNSBSD
I am a science teacher at Hutchison High School, a CTE based school. I am currently teaching Earth and Space Science and Natural Resources: Biology. I am also the FFA advisor.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 247

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

12:00pm

Lunch with the ALEKS users
ALEKS users and other interested educators are invited to eat lunch together and share models for student success using the ALEKS adaptive math program.

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 →
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 →
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 →


Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ryan 121

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

12:00pm

Three Dimensional aspect of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) NSTA President
This session will explore the NGSS and describe the  vision of what it means to be proficient in science; it rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based model. The National Science President will discuss how the three dimensions are combined to form each standard: Practices, Cross-Cutting and Disciplinary Core Ideas. What does this mean for Alaska Science Standards?

Moderators
MY

Midge Yergen

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

Speakers

Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ryan 119/120

1:15pm

Making Every Classroom a Maker Space
In this workshop, participants will actively experience the maker movement and learn strategies for incorporating maker ideologies into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

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


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 37

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

STEM & CTE: Cross curricular integration
STEM fields and Career and Technical Education are natural partners. Come hear how the two fields can complement each other and instructional duties may be shared. Increase the breadth and depth of your course offerings by combining STEM and CTE.

Speakers
BW

Bjorn Wolter

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development



Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 121

1:15pm

Using Authentic Resources in the Second Language Classroom
Finding authentic resources can be a challenge to any Spanish teacher. Makingthose authentic resources accessible to all students in any level of Spanish iseven a greater challenge. This session will demonstrate how to utilize authenticvideos, audio, and print resources with different levels of Spanish students.Participants will discuss how to make them work with a full spectrum of students– from struggling learners to heritage Spanish speakers. Teachers will leave withsome specific resources to use and many strategies to employ with every leveland type of student.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 221

1:15pm

Get Connected with Students, Parents, and Colleagues
Students LOVE technology!  Embrace the tools that your students are already using and bring them to life in your language classes.  We will also look at tools that you can use to connect with other teachers as well as parents.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Gaver

Brenda Gaver

East Valley High School


AFLA17 pdf

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 119/120

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

Putting the Pieces Together Workshop
A workshop following Catherine Ousselin's keynote of "Putting the Pieces Together," focused on tools that can be used to support the creation of a unit, whereby you can curate resources efficiently for your learning outcomes and meaningful assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 219/220

1:15pm

Using Appropriate Tools Strategically: Algebra Tiles are Not Just for Factoring
Learn how to use algebra tiles to make algebra into a concrete visual experience for your students. Teachers will have a chance to explore algebra tiles and learn how to use them to show area and perimeter, combining like terms, evaluating expression

Speakers
avatar for Chris Mikles

Chris Mikles

Director of PD, CPM Educational Program
I have taught Middle and High School Math classes. I am the Director of Teacher Education for CPM, a non-profit organization that believes that all students can be inspired to learn math and that they should be actively involved in their learning. I also teach teachers to use manipulatives... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 206

1:15pm

Climate Change and My Community
Teachers will learn activities and tools from the Arctic and Earth STEM Integrating GLOBE and NASA Assets project, which engages learners in climate change research and action from local to global scales.

Speakers
ES

Elena Sparrow

University of Alaska Fairbanks
KS

Katie Spellman

University of Alaska Fairbanks


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 4:15pm
Ryan 118

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

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


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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Mare Sullivan

Mare Sullivan

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


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

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 Deb Riddle

Deb Riddle

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



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 121

2:30pm

Energy Literacy in K-12 classrooms
Come to the presentation for a chance to win classroom materials! If you get back from a field trip at 3:30, you can still come by and learn about energy. A workshop on available resources to use in K-12 classrooms to teach about energy efficiency, energy resources (including renewable energy), energy use, and more. Hands on practice of free, Alaska specific lessons will be included.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Fisk

Colleen Fisk

Energy Education Director, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
I am a life-long Alaskan from the Mat-Su Valley, raised by teachers and now an educator myself! I earned my BS out of state and my master's in education from UAF. I love camping, hiking, reading, and learning about science! Come ask me how you can get a classroom visit with a hands-on... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 246

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

2:30pm

FUNctional Art - Transforming Math Functions to Create Pictures on Graphing Calculators
This is a great project that helps students apply transformations to create art. Suitable for Algebra 1 through Pre Calculus classes. Attendees will get access to all on-line material needed for this project.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Piekarski

Ellen Piekarski

East High School
I have taught high school math in Texas for 5 years. Over those years, I have developed several projects for my classes. I have presented many of these projects in math conferences in Texas and at Texas Instruments' T3 conference in Chicago. Over this summer, my family moved from... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 104

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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
CR

Cathy Rezabeck

Alaska Natural Resources and Outdoor Education organization


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

3:30pm

Kodiak Alutiiq Langauge Education Continuum
Kodiak Alutiiq teachers present goals to Increase fluency for all age groups, while also increasing community engagement in language revitalization. They share lessons learned, focusing on assessment in an immersive environment for preschool-age kids.


Speakers
CB

Candace Branson

Alutiiq Teacher, KIBSD


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 119/120

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

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

Midge Yergen

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


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

3:30pm

Using Music in the World Language Classroom
This session is especially suited to those who would like to start using music in the classroom but have been reluctant to do so because they "can't sing".

Speakers
avatar for Will Kimball

Will Kimball

German Teacher, West Anchorage High School
In my 21st year of instructing the German language, PE, health and or biology at West Anchorage high school. I am not a superstar, I'm just a very ordinary guy with a few small strengths that I play to the max. The single trait that has taken me the farthest as a high school instructor... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 221

3:30pm

Can learning really be this fun?
Integrated math, science, geography, and history wrapped in an aviation package!
Enjoy a hands on learning experience with Alaskan life applications that will excite your students.

Speakers
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Grant Funk

Founder, Av-STEM Alaska
I am a flight instructor. We began in the mid 1990s using aviation to interest youth in the math and aeronautical science. I began volunteering in Hooper Bay teaching aviation and emergency medical classes. The focus of the aviation class was to give students hands on, life applications... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 105

3:30pm

Basic TPRS using Pop Films
The basics of TPRS using film, circling, personalization and pop up grammar.

Speakers
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Betsy Paskvan

Dimond High School


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 219/220
 
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
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Emanuela Pokryfki

Online Teacher, KPBSD


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

9:00am

Science and Stewardship in the Outdoors
CACS has been providing place-based education programs at the Peterson Bay Field Station for 35 years.These hands-on, experiential education overnight programs serve as a starting point to begin building a connection to place and the outdoors.

We will discuss and talk about how these programs work to inspire youth to make decisions that promote the health of our environment as well as promote personal growth and communication skills. Session participants will also be engaged in hands-on activities from our curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Spencer

Seth Spencer

Education Program Coordinator, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Hello All! This is Seth Spencer with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer. I have been the Education Program Coordinator for 2 years now, and am excited to share with you how our program engages students in hands-on, experiential learning in the amazing ecosystems of Kachemak... Read More →



Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Lathrop 104

9:00am

9:00am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Wuttig

Samantha Wuttig

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


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

9:00am

Math Mindsets

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



Speakers
avatar for Kristina Roehrig

Kristina Roehrig

STEM Mentor Teacher-Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my second year in Fairbanks and I'd love to hear how people are doing great things in mathematics. I'm a big fan of Jo Boaler, Fawn Nguyen, Dan Meyer, Annie Fetter and Fred Dillon. If you are a fellow math nerd, please come talk to me about math.


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

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
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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