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Friday, September 29
 

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 Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... 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

Dealing with Difficult Students
How to avoid power struggles by offering choice, by finding what motivates them and how to know if what you are doing is working through data collection.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 118

10:45am

Neuroplasticity: The Science of Growth Mindset
“Difficulty Builds Dendrites!”  Students are empowered by learning the physiology of the brain. We will model activities to synthesize key concepts from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to unlock potential for learners of all ages.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 206

10:45am

Using Plickers In Your Elementary Counseling Program
Plickers has many possible avenues for integrating into classroom lessons. In this session, participants will learn how to register, manage, and use the tool so bring your computers AND smart devices.

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 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 108

10:45am

Arrr! It's /R/ Therapy, Part 1
SLP focused therapy for articulation disorder specific to /r/ sound

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 240

10:45am

(PREK/K Focus) The Power of Dialogical Reading and STEAM-Focused Picture Books in the Classroom and at Home
Dialogical reading can be effective in both the classroom and at home to increase literacy and language skills.  Participants will learn the sequences and prompts of dialogical reading and use picture books to practice interactive reading. Each participant will be given a STEAM-focused picture book, book specific dialogical reading strategies and handouts for both teachers and parents

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 439

10:45am

Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade
This session will take a look at standards, assessments and interventions that will help young learners be successful in the rest of their academic career.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 119/120

10:45am

Experiential Learning through Science, Art, and Story
(K-5) We walk thru an FCM unit, w/ step by step instruction, incorporating cross-curricular elements (theatre, science, art, and story), cross-grade-level, modeling how we encourage students to take the lesson from the classroom into the Museum to continue their personal exploration. Please bring your computers to view/access the lesson plans provided, to go through the steps. 

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Van Patter

Abigail Van Patter

Program Coordinator, Fairbanks Children's Museum
I am a previous public school music teacher, with a Masters in Theater for Youth Directing. I am a freelance playwright and director for theatre for the very young, and I have produced touring productions in various communities. My work at the museum consists of curriculum facilitation... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 440

10:45am

Picture MORE fun!
Do you know how to do the WIGGLE Dance?  How  often are the lemmings mentioned in Polar Polka? Can you construct a cabin before the  geese fly south? Come join us for a morning of fun!

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 153

10:45am

Power to the Little People: Literacy, Independence, Critical Thinking
Technology transforms learning for all students but may have the greatest impact on developing readers and writers. This session will share strategies for leveraging digital tools with our youngest learners to capture student thinking, differentiate instruction and provide multimodal response options. From annotation with a drawing tool, to video feedback and collaboration on a learning management system, we’ll unpack student work samples and video lessons to find new instructional practices to empower students in the early years.  

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 10:45am - 12:00pm
Hering Auditorum

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 Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED


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 Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Rating Content in Books & Materials: Censorship or Guidance

A number of sites on the Internet label content in children’s and young adult books for the purpose of helping parents and teachers make “smart” decisions about reading materials. Rating content goes wrong when censors use this information to pressure teachers and librarians to remove books commonly used in schools.  This session focuses on what teachers and librarians need to know about these sites, and how to respond when the censor calls. 


Speakers
avatar for Pat Scales

Pat Scales

Pat Scales is a 1966 graduate of the University of Montevallo (AL), and received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1972. She served as librarian at Greenville Middle School for 26 years, and was the first Director of Library Services at the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop Rm 171

1:30pm

Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips: 25 Lessons You Can’t Live Without!
The avalanche of critical information that educators need to know today to teach literacy is overwhelming. Come join us as Lori Oczkus shares practical proven ideas you can use tomorrow to boost the content area and fiction reading skills of all of your students, while meeting the challenges of the Common Core Standards. Lori will share her "Top Five" ideas every teacher must know for the hottest topics in literacy including; motivation, read aloud, guided reading, independent reading, comprehension strategies for close reading of informational texts, best tips for teaching fluency, vocabulary, and creative ways to accelerate learning for ELL and struggling students! Whether you are a veteran or a new teacher, you will leave with loads of new interactive content area lessons based on Lori's new book "Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips: 72 Lessons You Can't Teach Without". Tim Rasinski, says of Lori's work and book, "Lori does a masterful job of bridging the gap from research to the classroom. Her work is a wonderful example of the merging of the art and science of teaching literacy.



Speakers
avatar for Lori Oczkus

Lori Oczkus

Literacy Coach, Author, Speaker, Lori Oczkus Consulting
Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and popular speaker across the United States. Tens of thousands of teachers have attended her motivating, fast paced workshops and read her practical, research-based professional books. Lori has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary... Read More →



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

1:30pm

1:30pm

Treatment Approaches for Improving Vocabulary in Children with Language Disorders
SLP focused therapy for vocabulary development in children with language disorders

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lathrop 240

1:30pm

Daily 5 in the Primary Grades
Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan 211/212

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

Code That!
Learning the basics of coding/programming and integrating it into Math, Reading, and writing lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rush

Eric Rush

3rd Grade Teacher, FNSBSD
2017 Fairbanks, AK BP Teacher of the Year and 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year runner up. I'm in my 9th year teaching. I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I'm using Personalized Learning, STEAM, and technology in order to adapt to my students learning needs! I would love to collaborate... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 169

1:30pm

Extended Learning Program services: Personalized Learning Strategies within an Enrichment model
Extended Learning Program teachers will share and collaborate in developing effective Personalized Learning strategies that fit within the current enrichment model program.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan 121

1:30pm

Nearpod - classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.
Use Nearpod to create or download interactive multimedia presentations. Share your interactive lesson and control the students' lesson in real time.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lathrop 222

1:30pm

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

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
avatar for Charles Beattie

Charles Beattie

German/Math, Anchorage School District


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

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth 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

Fluency Disorders
SLP focused information session regarding stuttering

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 240

2:45pm

Picture this for fun!
Share or discover new cross content activities using Alaskana picture book titles: The Giant Cabbage - The Cabin that Moose Built – The Sourdough Man – Polar Polka & Wiggle, Waggle WOOF!

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 105

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

The PE Specialist-for Elementary PE
A course on how to navigate through the PE specialist website. The website has a variety of managment tools,  activities, assessments ideas and various ways to incorporate technology into the physical education setting for elementary students.
Please be sure to bring your laptop with you.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 218

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
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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

Arrr! It's /R/ Therapy, Part 2
SLP focused therapy for articulation disorder PART 2 of 2

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 240

3:15pm

Once upon a STEM Tale
Come experience hands on STEM activities while connecting to literature.  Easy prep, low cost science and math activities to engage young learners. Practical primary centers that increase student's learning in Science.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 216

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

Picture This: Through The Lens of The Caldecott Committee

The Caldecott Committee is charged with evaluating illustrations in a picture book.  They consider style, texture, shape, line, color, and the overall design of the book.  This session focuses on how to read pictures, and how the Caldecott Committee works together to reach the final decision of which book wins the medal.


Speakers
avatar for Pat Scales

Pat Scales

Pat Scales is a 1966 graduate of the University of Montevallo (AL), and received a MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in 1972. She served as librarian at Greenville Middle School for 26 years, and was the first Director of Library Services at the... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop Rm 171

3:30pm

A Community-School Partnership that Supports Place-Based STEM Education
Hear about Alaska Sea Grant’s efforts to expand STEM education focused on local coastal environments and watersheds through grants and professional development in 10 Alaska school districts. Learn about new teacher-designed NGSS-aligned resources.

The Alaska Sea Week program has evolved into an online, place-based K-8 curriculum focused on Alaska’s seas and watersheds. Alaska Sea Grant’s school partnerships have revived field trip traditions and engaged students in STEM education.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 225

3:30pm

The Powerful Reading Vitamin: Boosting Comprehension with Reciprocal Teaching

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching and dramatically improve the engagement and comprehension of all of your students while meeting the demands of the Common Core Standards? Would you like to take your comprehension instruction to the next level so your students are the ones doing the work and using the strategies when they read on their own? Many students decode and yet don't comprehend what they read. The Fabulous Four, or reciprocal teaching strategies (Palincsar and Brown) predict, question, clarify, and summarize work as a powerful package to begin to yield dramatic results in reading comprehension in as little as 15 days. This exciting NEW version of reciprocal teaching is loaded with dozens of new lessons for whole class, content area reading, guided reading, stations, and a practical Response to Intervention Model. You'll experience first hand motivating lessons. This model yields student growth of six months to two years in just three months. Come to this practical, hands-on, and entertaining workshop to learn ideas you can use tomorrow to strengthen student comprehension using any reading material.  



Speakers
avatar for Lori Oczkus

Lori Oczkus

Literacy Coach, Author, Speaker, Lori Oczkus Consulting
Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and popular speaker across the United States. Tens of thousands of teachers have attended her motivating, fast paced workshops and read her practical, research-based professional books. Lori has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary... Read More →



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

3:30pm

3:30pm

Jump Rope for Heart - American Heart Assoc.
Introduction to Jump/Hoops program.  Hear about the impact you can make and hear from a survivor.  Will will go over resources that are provided through our jump rope for heart programs such as:lesson plans, materials, curriculum standards that are met through our online portal.  Go over the new scare squad and discuss partnership opportunities. 


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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan Mat Room

3:30pm

Social Studies and Literacy: the Peanut Butter and Jelly of your Elementary Classroom
What is Social Studies in the elementary classroom? In this session you will learn how to enhance Literacy performance In the you classroom through Social Studies. Non-fiction text, primary sources, and project based learning activities, can be part of your students everyday schedule because every minute in Social Studies is spent learning literacy. Let's see how, by merging the two disciplines, we can create robust, engaging, and fulfilling lessons for our classes everyday. 

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 226

3:30pm

Upside Down Learning and enVision Math
"Upside Down teaching" of “upside-down learning” or what others might call problem-centered learning or student-focused learning. The trick is to turn the traditional teaching model upside down. Find out how to do this model with enVision Math .

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 227

3:30pm

Eye the Prize
Experience the delight of math through a child's eyes using activities to develop conceptual and perceptual subitizing skills. Activities will focus on counting skills, algebraic thinking, cardinality, and numbers and operations in base ten.

Speakers
avatar for Denise McDowell

Denise McDowell

Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Curriculum, Big Ideas Learning


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 105

3:30pm

STEM Investigations with Young Children
Come join other educators of young children as we explore and investigate a variety of materials. Earth Science & Physical Science are engaging ways to introduce your youngest learners to STEM investigations! Come prepared to play and ask questions!

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



Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 207
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:30am

Guided Writing: The Missing Middle Piece: Practical Lessons, Powerful Results!
Come learn the powerful effect scaffolded writing instruction can have on your students. Guided writing is the “missing middle piece” that supports students during that fledgling phase between modeled/shared writing and their solo work. Lori’s practical lessons show you how to easily transform dull, lifeless writing into colorful organized pieces full of voice. You’ll walk away with the steps and “cool tools” to guide students as they write everything from personal narratives to response to literature, poetry, and reports. Strengthen and dramatically improve student writing and craft using mentor texts, modeling, impromptu dramatizations, and cooperative group writing. Proven ways to reach struggling, reluctant writers will be included throughout the day. The presentation is based on Lori’s best selling Heinemann book, Guided Writing: Practical Lessons, Powerful Results. You’ll leave with dozens of proven and exciting ideas to use immediately to improve your students’ writing. 

Speakers
avatar for Lori Oczkus

Lori Oczkus

Literacy Coach, Author, Speaker, Lori Oczkus Consulting
Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and popular speaker across the United States. Tens of thousands of teachers have attended her motivating, fast paced workshops and read her practical, research-based professional books. Lori has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Ryan 119/120

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

Get Your Feet Wet! Teaching About Alaska Seas and Watersheds
Alaska Sea Grant’s online Alaska-specific K-8 units are place-based and culturally-responsive. Learn how to bolster education about your local environment through grants, professional development, and new NGSS-aligned field trip and classroom units. Celebrate Alaska’s seas and watersheds in your classroom and on field trips with thematic activities available at  www.alaskaseagrant.org/teachers. Sample hands-on activities and learn teaching strategies to integrate science, math, and ELA.


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 246

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 Juli Dixon

Juli Dixon

Professor and Author, University of Central Florida
Juli Dixon is professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Dixon is focused on improving teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching so that they support their students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas. She is a prolific writer... 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
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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
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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 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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Daml

Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association


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

1:15pm

Is There Life Out There? Are We Alone?
At the moment, life on Earth is the only know life in the universe, but there are compelling arguments to suggest we are not alone.  Come find out how to involve your students in hands-on activities that can be done in your classroom. These actvities can also be used in an after-school program.  Eight activities will be used.  The activities are also matched with science standards and literature connections as well as writing will be included.

Speakers
DK

Dr. Karen C. Roark

NASA Ames Research Center


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lathrop 201

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

Unleash Student Creativity with a Green Green the App, Book Creator
Integration has never been so easy...learn to use digital tools, green screen and other media to bring engaging real world content into your classroom, in any subject.  Session guides will use literature as the subject content to model integration. Book Creator App is open-ended, creative and cross curriculum. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reigns.

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 →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 440

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

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 Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED



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

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
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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
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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

Project-Based Learning: Sending Your Students on a Quest for Relevancy
In this workshop, participants will explore the benefits of project-based learning through activities and experience strategies that will help them incorporate this effective instructional shift into their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon

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


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 37
 
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

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

Curriculum Coordinator -Secondary, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
I'm in my fourth 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

9:00am

Building Elementary Content Units for your classroom
We will show you how to fit in all content into your Elementary classroom while being successful.  Using inquiry, engagement and empowerment students will learn and teachers will be a little less stressed about "Fitting it All In." Using your community resources, foldables, technology, and foundational district materials we will show you how to get Science, Social Studies,  and Art back into your day.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Daml

Michelle Daml

President, Alaska Science Teachers Association


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 109