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Friday, September 29

10:45am AKDT

10:45am AKDT

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.

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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 AKDT
Lathrop Gym

10:45am AKDT

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.

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Rowan Beraza

Teacher, Petersburg High School

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

1:30pm AKDT

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.

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


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

2:45pm AKDT

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.

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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 AKDT
Lathrop 221

3:15pm AKDT

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. 


Cathleen Edwards

IT/LMS Curriculum Coordinator, Fairbanks North Star Borough SD

April Scott

Asst. Principal, BEJHHS
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm AKDT
Ryan 210
Saturday, September 30

9:45am AKDT

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


Betsy Paskvan

Anchorage School District

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

3:30pm AKDT

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".


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 AKDT
Ryan 221