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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

World Peace Game
This is a hands-on, geopolitical simulation that engages children of all ages with highly charged diplomatic problem-solving.
Learning to live and work comfortably in the unknown. We will view the documentary with ensuing discussion. Topics addressed: PBL, interdisciplinary and interconnected learning, just-in-time teaching, critical thinking, synthesis, communication.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Wiegand

Shane Wiegand

Teacher, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I love to engage with students about our world.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 156

10:45am

10:45am

Connecting STEM and Careers in K-8 Classrooms
How to connect your classrooms  with the resources and career opportunities  in your  communities that make vital  connections to the classroom content. Make your current  content  relavent, meningful and engaging by connecting careers stem thinking skills to those learning opportunities.  Have your students working with engineers, biologists, medical technicians, carpenters, and other professinals as you teach literature, math, STEM, science,  technology and health. Heather Baker and Kristie Controneo have been successful in making great connections and will join us to share some ideas and an activity that help young children make these connections.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Bobo

Cheryl Bobo

Technology Director, Craig City School Distrcit
At Craig City School District and across the state , I provide support and leadership for technology in learning. We use laptops, iPads, robots, probes, and our rich environment to encourage , problem solving, collaboration, curiosity and engagement to support growth for each... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 245

10:45am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Meier

Chris Meier

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


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

3:15pm

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

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



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

3:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Crissy Lauterbach

Crissy Lauterbach

President/Chief Innovator, Contact Learnng
Ms. Lauterbach is the Innovative Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Butler Tech in Hamilton, Ohio.  In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She completed her graduate work in Educational Leadership and Curriculum at the University... Read More →



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

3:15pm

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

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


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

3:30pm

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

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

 


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

3:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

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


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

3:30pm

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
 
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

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

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

Redefining Success: Supporting All Students to Reach Their Full Potential

Juli, Alex, and Jessica provide a unique perspective on how to support ALL students to learn. Juli, a university mathematics educator, provides the viewpoint of both the educator and the parent of children with special needs. Alex, a college freshman, shares her story related to both medical and educational struggles. Jessica, a high school junior, provides the position of both the sibling and student with a disability and connects her experiences as a high achiever to a new perspective on Universal Design for Learning. 

***THIS SESSION WILL REPEAT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.***

Speakers
avatar for Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon

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

Sponsors

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

1:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

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

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development



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

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

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

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
 
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

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