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Summer PD courses will be held at Round Rock High School this year. Please check the course descriptions to register on Eduphoria, and confirmation of location.

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Monday, June 4
 

TBA

Math Intervention - 3-5 - Whoever Knew There Were So Many Facets? The Progression of Multiplication and Division in Grades 3-5
ROOM 110 - RRHS Who knew that multiplication and division was so complex? Come experience how students grow and learn by exploring the phases of multiplication and division with manipulative materials, visual representations, and appropriate vocabulary. This 3-hour intermediate session will impact your students as you gain insights into and interact with some really big ideas in mathematics.

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
TBA

TBA

ONLINE - EdTech - K-12 - Co:Writer Online Module
Limited Capacity seats available

In this online session, you'll learn about Co:Writer, a tool that's already purchased for all students and staff in RRISD! Co:Writer® Universal App for Chrome™ combines a built in talking word processor with Co:Writer word prediction and speech recognition (speech to text). Everything written in the app is saved to the cloud and shared with the Co:Writer Universal app for iOS too.  Participants will join an Edpuzzle class and watch a video with embedded questions.Participants will receive 1 hour of PD Credit when they complete both short answer questions and 5 out of 6 multiple choice questions correctly.  Please register in Eduphoria to receive PD credit.To get started, please visit https://sites.google.com/roundrockisd.org/spedits/online-modules.

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - Intervention Math K-12 - Summer Book Study - Achieving Fluency - Special Education and Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to participate in an online book study that helps inclusion, intervention, and special education teachers plan for and support all of their students? This includes students that have learning difficulties or struggle to learn mathematics. "Achieving Fluency - Special Education and Mathematics" book study is designed so that you read the book throughout the summer taking a few moments to reflect on each chapter in Google Classroom. The course runs from June 1 to August 2 - all assignments must be completed by August 4th. This course is worth 12 credit hours. A free copy of the book can be obtained by emailing Regina Payne by May 28th if you want the book delivered to your campus through inner-campus mail. After that date, please email regina_payne@roundrockisd.org to arrange to pick up a copy of the book at the administration office.

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - EdTech - K-12 - Snap&Read Online Module
Limited Capacity seats available

In this online session, you'll see how Snap&Read can be used in every classroom! This is a tool already purchased for all students and staff in RRISD. Snap&Read Extension for Chrome™ reads both accessible and inaccessible text aloud from websites, Flash websites, images, Google Docs, eBook Readers, Kindle Cloud Reader, email, PDFs, web-based tests, and more. Snap&Read also adjusts complex text to be more readable, translates text into over 100 languages, and allows you to capture information and cite your sources for use in writings.  Participants will work through a Google Form with embedded videos and text and answer a total of 11 questions. Participants will receive 1 hour of PD Credit when they complete both short answer questions and 5 out of 6 multiple choice questions correctly. Please register in Eduphoria to receive PD credit.To get started, please visit https://sites.google.com/roundrockisd.org/spedits/online-modules.

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - Mathematics - Grades K-8 - Tasks to Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

"Picture This: Your students are engaged in a math problem. All students are using their habits of mind to solve a problem head-on. After time, some students start to discuss different ways to solve the problem while others discuss how reasonable their answers are. As a teacher, you are excited as you watch your students communicate their results and justify their answers. Sound impossible? Not true! In this workshop, participants will learn and experience tasks that allow for multiple entry points to encourage solving problems through a variety of strategies and where reasoning, communicating, and justifying are the norm in the math classroom. These tasks, because of their inclusive design, are great for ALL students you are trying to reach including students with special needs, English Language Learners, gifted students, and struggling students in all grade levels.

In addition to PD credit, teachers will earn 6 units of G/T update credit.  

Upon completing all the modules of the course, you will have resources, specific for your grade level, for rich problem solving tasks and ideas of when to incorporate them into your daily math block.

Course must be finished by August 3rd, 2018.
Link to course: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/MTQ1MDU3MDM3OTZa
Course code: s2ei16g


Speakers
LL

Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
TBA

TBA

ONLINE - Science - K-5 - From Unit Plans to Lesson Plans
Are you ready to take the plans for the first two units and make them fit with your lesson plans? Join me in Google Classroom to work on a unit plan, day by day. Want to take an activity and make fit in Google Classroom? Turn a quiz into a Kahoot? Now's the time to get ahead start on science plans for the year. This online session will allow you to collaborate and with work with other teachers online to share ideas and work from home! The Google Classroom Code is hj0ck9

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - Science - K-5th - Introduction to the Streamlined TEKS
Limited Capacity seats available

How will the streamlined TEKS impact your classroom instruction? Will changes in other grades affect your students? Join me in Google Classroom to find out what changes TEA has approved for science TEKS in grades K-5 and what you need to know about teaching them next year. The Google Classroom code is ucwta0s. Assignments may be completed between June 4th and August 3rd.

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - Science - K-5th- Unit Plans for Science? Why yes we do!
Limited Capacity seats available

"We love the unit plans for math and wish we had them for science!" The curriculum collaborative spent 2017-18 working on unit plans for science based on what we love about the plans for math. Join me in Google Classroom between June 4th and August 3rd to learn from the creators about how and why unit plans were created and get a glimpse into how these will make your planning for science instruction so much easier. The code to join the class in Google Classroom is zrztpab

Speakers

Monday June 4, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School
 
Monday, June 18
 

TBA

ONLINE - EdTech - K-5 - Google Classroom Creation Station
Limited Capacity seats available

Harness the power of Google classroom for a more individualized learning approach. Novice and intermediate Google Classroom users will create Google Classrooms and explore resources for blended learning. Requirements: Laptop or Chromebook with Chrome browser. Course must be finished by August 3rd, 2018.
Link to course: ONLINE - EdTech - K-5 - Google Classroom Creation Station 
Course code: emq6yv


Speakers
avatar for Debby Acevedo

Debby Acevedo

Instructional Technology Specialist, RRISD
I am Debby Acevedo, Instructional Technology Specialist at Robertson Elementary. My Bachelor's degree from Southwestern University is in English, Speech, and Secondary Education, and my Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University is in Educational Technology. Throughout my years... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - SPED - K-12 - Going Paperless Part 2: Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

For LSSP/Diagnostician/SLPs, how to use google forms to collect parent input, teacher input and Vision/Hearing information for Special Ed Evaluations. Course includes a video walkthrough of the process from start to finish. Participants will complete a 10-question quiz for credit.

Course link: ​Special Education, K-12, Going Paperless Part 2:​​​

Speakers

Monday June 18, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - SPED - K-12 - New SPED Teacher Intro to Estar
Limited Capacity seats available

For new SPED teachers, watch a series of videos designed to walk new teachers through using Estar for BOY Paperwork Distribution, ARD Prep and Progress Monitoring. New teachers will complete a short 10-question quiz for completion credit.
Link to course: ​ONLINE COURSE - Special Education, K-12, New SPED Teacher Intro to Estar​​​

Speakers

Monday June 18, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - ALL - K-12 - Holy Graphic Novels, Batman!: Using Comics & Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for teachers of all subjects and levels.
Graphic novels offer text in small chunks, accompanied by images that assist readers in understanding without having to decode the meaning of each word. Therefore, the text is more accessible to ELLs, SPED students, and other struggling readers because comprehension is not solely reliant upon words; in short, the images help bridge students’ gaps in understanding that is gleaned from the words alone.
By offering alternative and ancillary texts that increase understanding by delivering the content at struggling readers’ instructional level, rather than their frustrational level, teachers will scaffold the learning for SPED students, ELLs, and other struggling readers—supporting their comprehension and empowering them to discuss content on par with their peers.
Participants will gain an understanding of:
contemporary literacy research that validates the use of graphic novels to assist struggling readers.
ways to incorporate comics and graphic novels into teaching.
the support of literacy skills through comics in all content areas.
Participating teachers will gain access to an all-level, all-subject, online bank of lesson plans to help incorporate comics and graphic novels into their curriculum.
Google Classroom Join Code: qh996nt

Speakers
avatar for Sara Pavone

Sara Pavone

Librarian, Round Rock ISD
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rqykj_zjeYXX2TMR0C69tJldgg9OjhkkczwzY6kVe14/pub
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - Library Services - K-12 - Fun in a Phonebooth: Developing a Graphic Novel Collection
Limited Capacity seats available

Although graphic novels and comics can be effective means of supporting literacy, developing a graphic novel/comic/manga collection may lay beyond the comfort zone of some librarians. This online course will explore best practices and resources for selection. Focusing on a technical approach, librarians unfamiliar (or even uncomfortable with) the comic form will be able to make dispassionate, informed decisions. Beginning with a very basic discussion of the benefits of reading graphic novels, the course will largely focus on selection and selection aides—aiming to help librarians effectively incorporate graphic novels into a collection without having to become a superfan. This program will equip participants with criteria for assessment and valid resources to aid in making sound collection development decisions when navigating this terrain.

Attendees will learn about:
Advantages of a robust graphic novel collection.
Criteria for evaluating unfamiliar potential acquisitions.
Selection aides for identifying potential acquisitions.

Participants will gain access to an online resource bank of selection adies for comics and graphic novel collection development.

The class join code is: ecjwin

Speakers
avatar for Sara Pavone

Sara Pavone

Librarian, Round Rock ISD
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rqykj_zjeYXX2TMR0C69tJldgg9OjhkkczwzY6kVe14/pub
avatar for Christina Taylor

Christina Taylor

Librarian, RRHS, Round Rock ISD
I am twice an alumna of UT: holding a BA in both English and French with a secondary education teaching certification in English as well as an MS in Information Science with a school librarian certification. Having been an educator since 1999, I left the classroom in 2013 to begin... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School
 
Sunday, July 22
 

TBA

ONLINE - EdTech - K-12 - Virtual Field Tripping with Virtual Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Create amazing experiences for your students using virtual and augmented reality tools. We will explore tools that can be combined for interactive learning. Participants will need a computer and a mobile device such as a cell phone or iPad.

Speakers

Sunday July 22, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - EdTech - K-12 - Introduction to SeeSaw
Limited Capacity seats available

In this online session, you'll learn about the free tool called Seesaw. Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. It allows you to easily capture student learning in any form, and students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links to show what they know. Participants will complete this course in a Google Form with embedded links, videos, and questions. Participants will receive 3 hours of PD Credit for completion of this course. Here is the course link: ​ONLINE - EdTech - K-12 - Introduction to SeeSaw


Sunday July 22, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School

TBA

ONLINE - EdTech - K-12 - Productivity Tools for Office Staff
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will be full of helpful google products and tools to assist office staff. Short videos and activities will be placed in a Google Classroom environment. Participants are encouraged to take the course at their own pace and to collaborate with other participants.

Speakers

Sunday July 22, 2018 TBA
Round Rock High School
 
Monday, July 23
 

8:30am

Desmos Trilogy - Episode 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics to start unlocking the wonderful world of Desmos. Accessible to all, Desmos is a free web based interactive application intended for learning and teaching mathematics. Graph functions, plot data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 722

8:30am

SEL - K12 - Social & Emotional Learning 101
Limited Capacity seats available

This foundation level course is open to all RRISD staff members who wish to dive in to answering the big question, "What Is SEL?". We will look at the 5 core competencies, as well as dive in to the district wide framework.

Key takeaways include learning targets for student success, the RRISD district wide framework, CASEL core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 746

8:30am

ELA- K-2- Shared and Interactive Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered…
~How can I reinforce skills in an accessible way for all students?
~How does shared reading support learning across a week?
~How can I encourage my students to engage with text at a deeper level?

Join us to explore structures and strategies to gain more from our read alouds and shared reading practices. Experience lessons that support all readers as they interact with texts in meaningful ways. Examine how intentional planning with these components of balanced literacy reinforces reading habits and skills for students to use in their independent practice. Discover more about your students’ understanding through informal assessment practices within these components. Come away with a plan to strengthen your community of readers.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 207B

8:30am

RRISD - K-5 - Questioning Strategies to Gauge Student Understanding
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are already familiar with using different levels of questioning, this session will help you take that skill to the next level! Participants will learn how to use strategic questioning to elicit student thinking and drive their instruction. We will also focus on how to facilitate peer to peer conversation in order to allow students to become the question askers. If you’re looking to focus on letting the students become the primary “talkers” in your classroom, than this is the session for you!


Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 738

8:30am

Science - K-1 - Designing and Implementing Science Investigations
Limited Capacity seats available

It is natural for young children to have questions about their world. Come to this session to explore how teachers can facilitate feeding this curiosity while addressing TEKS at your grade level. Leave with classroom ready investigations that you can use with your students.

Speakers
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 616

8:30am

Basic Behavior Management for All
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for any staff, general and special education, wanting to learn how to better manage your classroom and students through the use of simple modifications to improve behavior. You will learn various evidence-based practices aimed at increasing desired behavior and reducing challenging behavior. You will not only learn how to implement these strategies but also when to use them, with whom, and WHY these strategies work. With protocol handouts and opportunities for practice throughout the session you will leave confident in your ability to choice and implement the most effective strategies for your students.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 721

8:30am

Behavior - K-5 - The Science of Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

All behavior is communication...but where is that behavior rooted? In this session, participants will learn the multiple sources of behavior which include psychological and physiological influences. Participants will also explore staff response to behaviors, including reinforcement, punishment, and discipline. Existing programs that strongly incorporate the science of behavior, such as Conscious Discipline and PBIS, will be discussed. A question-and-answer segment will allow for discussion of specific, related questions. Relevant for all Elementary Instructional Staff and Administrators.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 731

8:30am

Building Oracy in an Interactive Classroom (2-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are interested in oracy development activities that provide scaffolds for language development to ensure students are able to use language. Teaching oracy is instrumental to better reading and in particular, writing. In developmental terms, humans acquire oral language first-- a prerequisite for literacy. Participants will walk away with engaging ideas to provide more opportunities to build oracy.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 726

8:30am

ELA - 3-5 - Reading Workshop: Refining Mini-lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

We will take a fresh look at the reading workshop mini-lessons just for students in grades 3-5 and how they change in complexity across the year. Structure, environment, management, and stamina will be the pieces of study to help teachers keep our readers engaged. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement the most powerful part of reading workshop within the first week of school.

This course is designed for all 3-5 teachers who want to deepen their understandings of building independent readers. During our time together, teachers will learn how a lesson grows in complexity across the school year and strategies to bridge the mini-lesson to independent reading. In addition, we will work on how to support readers as they apply the mini-lesson focus to their independent reading.

TAKEAWAYS: Teachers will walk away with a few mini-lessons to begin the year and the confidence to plan intentional daily mini-lessons.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 204

8:30am

CRT - PK-12 - Disrupting Assumptions and Stereotypes
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your RRISD colleagues for an honest conversation about cultural competence and its effects on our students. Participants will engage in the game Your Privilege Is Showing: the social justice card game by Lillian Medville. This game based approach empowers players to show vulnerability and grace when confronting the social divides of sexism, racism and privilege that already exist in each of us. Participants will be challenged to navigate the inevitable discomfort that arises when we consider our own culpability in systems of oppression.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 634

8:30am

Process and Product - Elementary Music Orff
Limited Capacity seats available

Most Orff arrangements that use barred instruments also involve singing, moving, body percussion, drama, and more. We will experience the process by which these musical elements are taught in the classroom. The process is essential to Orff schulwerk. We will then discover ways to present a final product for performance that maintains authentic, musical meaning for both the students, teacher, and audience.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 109

8:30am

Inst Tech - All Levels - Let’s Drive with Google
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus will be on using and organizing your Google drive for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.


**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 601

8:30am

Math Intervention - 3-5 - Whoever Knew There Were So Many Facets? Progression of Multiplication and Division in 3-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Who knew that multiplication and division was so complex? Come experience how students grow and learn by exploring the phases of multiplication and division with manipulative materials, visual representations, and appropriate vocabulary. This 3-hour intermediate session will impact your students as you gain insights into and interact with some really big ideas in mathematics.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 612

8:30am

(Math - 6th - 9th Grade Algebra) Models and Visual Representations, Oh my! (Making math visual for middle school)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will be exposed to the places in the 6th - 9th grade Algebra I curriculum where models and visual representations are appropriate. Teachers will get the opportunity to experience using these visual and concrete models, discuss the vertical alignment and the power and purpose of these models.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 720

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 12 - Mindfulness In The Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindfulness is popping up everywhere we look - from the cover of TIME magazine to the classroom! The power of breath and taking a moment to pause is a great tool for all individuals to have in their toolbox.

This introductory level course is an experiential course open to all RRISD staff members who wish to dive in to mindfulness practices for their classroom use. This course will discuss the impacts of mindfulness on student achievement, teaching self - regulation skills to students, as well as how language can work together with breathing techniques. Participants will leave with a variety of instructional practices that can infuse mindfulness into the classroom setting to create a safe, inclusive space for everyone.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 743

8:30am

GT Module 1 - Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 1.1 Knows basic terminology, current definitions, theories, and models of giftedness. 1.2 Identifies characteristics and their effects on academic and social settings. 1.3 Identifies characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands the implications of environment in which gifted and talented students feel these groups' characteristics on programs for the gifted and talented.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 606

8:30am

GT Update - Tech Apps for Successful Differentiation - Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and differentiation is now easy to do using technology. Differentiating allows all students to be successful and work at their own pace. Programs like Quizalize, Google Expeditions VR, AR, and the VR 360 beta program are just some of the wonderful apps that we will discuss during the course.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 603

8:30am

Math - K-8 - Tasks to Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Picture This: Your students are engaged in a math problem. All students are using their habits of mind to solve a problem head-on. After time, some students start to discuss different ways to solve the problem while others discuss how reasonable their answers are. As a teacher, you are excited as you watch your students communicate their results and justify their answers. Sound impossible? Not true! In this workshop, participants will learn and experience tasks that allow for multiple entry points to encourage solving problems through a variety of strategies and where reasoning, communicating, and justifying are the norm in the math classroom. These tasks, because of their inclusive design, are great for ALL students you are trying to reach including students with special needs, English Language Learners, gifted students, and struggling students in all grade levels.

In addition to PD credit, teachers will earn 6 units of G/T update credit. Teachers will leave with resources, specific for their grade level, for rich problem solving tasks and ideas of when to incorporate them into their daily math block.

Speakers
LL

Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 208

8:30am

EdTech- K-12 - Google Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is intended to prepare intermediate and advanced users of GSuite for the Google Level 1 Certification Exam. Bring a fully charged laptop and preregister for the exam at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 207A

8:30am

Leadership - PK -12 - Leadership Training for Teacher Team Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for new or continuing teacher team leaders of either a Department, PLC, or Grade Level Team that might want some training on leading other adults. We will explore various strategies for working through conflict, leading different personalities, and keeping the group on target and organized.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Snow

Kristina Snow

Director Leadership Dev., Round Rock ISD


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 607

8:30am

CPI Initial Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Two-day training in nonviolent crisis intervention. This course covers verbal
de-escalation, physical intervention holding skills, and controlling an individual with non-harmful restraints. This course if for staff members who may encounter an acting out individual. The participants will learn verbal
de-escalation skills and physical techniques to support students with challenging behavior.

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - Tuesday July 24, 2018 3:30pm
700 Cafeteria - 7/23/18 Room 634 - 7/24/18

8:30am

LID - FCC Boot Camp for New FCC teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Intensive 4-day training for new and new(er) Functional Communication Classroom teachers. This course will provide intensive training and guided practice using a behavioral approach to teaching communication skills. Teachers will learn to assess student's communication skills and develop an individualized program. The final day of the training will focus on "putting it all together!"

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:30pm
Room 749

9:30am

Desmos Trilogy - Episode 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a secondary math teacher who already familiar with the basic features of Desmos, but would like to learn more? This session will extend your knowledge of the application, through exploration of activities and lesson bundles designed to promote mathematical reasoning through patterning, discourse, and investigation.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 722

9:30am

SEL - PreK - 5 - Integrating SEL in Academics
Limited Capacity seats available

Social and Emotional Learning has the biggest impact on student success when it is integrated throughout the school day.

This course is designed for individuals with a base knowledge in Social and Emotional Learning. In this course, we will discuss various ways in integrate social and emotional learning throughout the school day, not just during a designated SEL time.

Key takeaways include the RRISD district wide framework, student learning targets, CASEL core competencies, as well as lesson ideas and instructional strategies to embed social and emotional learning in the RRISD curriculum.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 746

9:30am

PLAAFP to IEP
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide special educators with basic information and resources for creating compliant, measurable, and aligned PLAAFPs and goals/objectives.


Monday July 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 724

10:30am

Desmos Trilogy - Episode 3
Limited Capacity seats available

For secondary math teachers from 6th to 12 who have experienced the power of Desmos, prepare to create your own lessons using activity builder. You will leave with the tools and skillls to create activities that you can implement in your classroom. This session is intended for those already knowledgeable about the built-in capabilities of the application.


Monday July 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 722

12:30pm

ELA- 3-5- Shared and Interactive Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered…
~How can I reinforce skills in an accessible way for all students?
~How does shared reading support learning across a week?
~How can I encourage my students to engage with text at a deeper level?

Join us to explore structures and strategies to gain more from our read alouds and shared reading practices. Experience lessons that support all readers as they interact with texts in meaningful ways. Examine how intentional planning with these components of balanced literacy reinforces reading habits and skills for students to use in their independent practice. Discover more about your students’ understanding through informal assessment practices within these components. Come away with a plan to strengthen your community of readers.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 723

12:30pm

Math - Kindergarten - Maximizing the Math Suggested Unit Plans: Developing number sense
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your planning buck? The suggested unit plans are great, but where do you start planning? Join us as we take a hands-on approach to exploring the suggested unit plans on developing number sense. You’ll walk away with ideas to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons and learn tips from teachers who helped plan these units.

Speakers
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 204

12:30pm

Math Grade 4 - Maximizing the Math Suggested Unit Plans: Multiplication and Division
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your planning buck? The suggested unit plans are great, but where do you start planning? Join us as we take a hands-on approach to exploring the suggested unit plans on multiplication and division. You’ll walk away with ideas to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons and learn tips from teachers who helped plan these units.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 727

12:30pm

Science - K-5 - Teaching Science Through Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we encourage the natural inquisitive nature of students while building scientific understanding and teaching the standards? Inquiry involves more than a single approach to science instruction. In this workshop participants will investigate the various aspects of inquiry that lead to student success in science. Teachers will explore how to modify lessons to support all learners including students with special needs and gifted and talented.


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 742

12:30pm

SEL - PreK - 5 - Integrating Second Step in Academics
Limited Capacity seats available

Social and Emotional Learning has the biggest impact on student success when it is integrated throughout the school day.

This course is designed for individuals who are currently using the Second Step SEL curriculum kits in their classroom and wish to discover ways to incorporate the language, skills, and resources in to the school day, not just during a designated SEL time.

Key takeaways include the RRISD district wide framework, student learning targets, CASEL core competencies, as well as lesson ideas and instructional strategies to embed social and emotional learning in the RRISD curriculum.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 746

12:30pm

GT Update K-8: Dive into Inquiry book study. Free Inquiry Projects for Gifted and High Ability Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Read Trevor Mackenzie's Dive Into Inquiry and complete brief online activities (3 credit hrs) leading up to this 3-hour face-to-face workshop. You will need to purchase this book on your own. Instructions for online portion will be sent out prior to class. Participants will learn about resources and lessons to engage students in self-selected research and investigative topics. Learn how to incorporate TEKS with truly student-driven inquiry.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 739

12:30pm

Behavior - K-5 - The Functions of Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

Each day, teachers witness a wide variety of behaviors from their students. When a challenging student presents difficult behaviors, there is a specific function the behavior is attempting to serve. Without realizing it, teachers often reinforce a negative behavior, causing that behavior to continue or escalate. In this session, participants will learn the different functions of behavior, explore different ways to identify a specific function, and select an appropriate response to each function. A question-and-answer segment will allow for discussion of specific, related questions. Relevant to all K-5 Staff and Administrators.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 731

12:30pm

Building Oracy in an Interactive Classroom (PK-1)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are interested in oracy development activities that provide scaffolds for language development to ensure students are able to use language. Teaching oracy is instrumental to better reading and in particular, writing. In developmental terms, humans acquire oral language first-- a prerequisite for literacy. Participants will walk away with engaging ideas to provide more opportunities to build oracy.


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 726

12:30pm

2018/07/23 - ELA - Kindergarten - Reading Workshop: Refining Mini-lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Kindergarten is different and special for many reasons but especially because it’s many children's first experience with intentional reading instruction. We will take a fresh look at the reading workshop mini-lessons just for the kinder student and how they change in complexity across the year. Structure, environment, management, and stamina will be the pieces of study to help teachers keep our youngest readers engaged. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement the smallest part reading workshop within the first week of kindergarten.

This course is designed for all Kinder teacher who want to deepen their understandings of building independent early readers. During our time together, teachers will learn how a lesson grows in complexity across the school year and strategies to bridge the mini-lesson to independent reading. In addition, we will work on how to support children when Meaning, Syntax, and Visual cues are unbalanced.

This course includes 2 mandatory after-school sessions:
October 4, 2018
December 6, 2018

TAKEAWAYS: Teachers will walk away with a few mini-lessons to begin the year, songs, poems, and rhymes to use for growing phonemic awareness, and the confidence to plan intentional daily mini-lessons


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 207B

12:30pm

ELA - 1-2 - Reading Workshop: Refining Mini-Lessons (Part 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Children must experience independent reading with intentional reading instruction. We will take a fresh look at the reading workshop mini-lessons and how they change in complexity across the year. Structure, environment, management, and stamina will be the pieces of study to help teachers keep our readers engaged. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement independent reading during reading workshop within the first week of school.

This course is designed for all first and second grade teachers who want to deepen their understandings of building independent readers. During our time together, teachers will learn how a lesson grows in complexity across the school year and strategies to bridge the mini-lesson to independent reading. In addition, we will work on how to support children when Meaning, Syntax, and Visual cues are unbalanced.

TAKEAWAYS: Teachers will walk away with a few mini-lessons to begin the year, songs and poems to use for phonemic awareness, and the confidence to plan intentional daily mini-lessons.


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 203

12:30pm

Math 3-5 Successful Spiral Review
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for ways to make your daily spiral review time relevant and engaging for students? Learn how to plan and facilitate TEKS-aligned activities that incorporate various learning styles and infuse the process standards. You will walk away with practical, ready-to-use activities that will enhance your spiral review routines. This engaging, hands on session is ideal for grades 3-5 classroom teachers, special education teachers, and interventionists.

Speakers
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205

12:30pm

Computer Composing - Elementary Music
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this session is to introduce a way to introduce and explore musical composition. Using Chrome Music Lab’s “Song Maker” program and Apple’s “Garage Band” for composing as well as Google Forms for assessment, teachers will have tools to create teaching strategies for the composition portion of the elementary music curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Touchet

Stephen Touchet

Music Educator, Caraway ES


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 604

12:30pm

Inst Tech - All Levels - Let’s Drive with Google
Limited Capacity seats available

Focus will be on using and organizing your Google drive for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.


**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 601

12:30pm

Math Intervention - 6-7 - Math Intervening in MIddle School:
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to take an advanced long-term course that helps both teachers and students build powerful numeracy and deep mathematical understandings ? Are you willing to enter a partnership on your campus between an interventionist and a core math teacher? This is an advanced opportunity for middle school math interventionists and grades 6 and 7 classroom teachers to dive into practical, student-centered methods to support them in helping children think deeply about mathematics. One of the goals of intervention is to support deep number sense and the development of a repertoire of strategies based on landmark numbers and operations. This partnership that is launched with this first session will help build relationships between intervention and core math teachers at the campus level. Interventionists will meet together for district collaborative sessions hosted during the school year. Campus partnerships will meet together on campus, and also participate in webinars, Google classroom activities, and hangouts with the entire district cadre. Let’s take this opportunity to join forces to help support our students who struggle with mathematics. Each participant will receive two books that will be used throughout the year in our book study. The first book is Building Powerful Numeracy for Middle and High School Students, and the second is Lessons and Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy. Both books are by Pamela Harris who is a former secondary math teacher and highly renowned national instructor and speaker. The course is limited so register soon with your partner teacher(s).
Audience: MS Interventionists paired with at least one Core Math Teacher at the same school

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 612

12:30pm

Math - 9-12 - Making Mathematical Thinking Visible at the High School
Limited Capacity seats available

Overcome the challenge of understanding student thinking using a variety of techniques and manipulatives. Experience how the use of physical and digital models and can lead to greater mathematical understanding.


Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 744

12:30pm

What Secondary Teachers Need to Know to Help Students Plan for College and Careers!
Limited Capacity seats available

Middle School and High School teachers of students taking Gen. Ed. and Applied Classes will learn how to use transition assessments, understand what the Student Services Offices at college can offer; what is offered at area community college and technical schools; what are HS Career Prep classes and RRISD 18+ programs and what they offer; how to address study skills, attendance and behavior in transition planning; what state agencies may offer support for these students.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 725

1:30pm

Case Management for SpEd
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will involve basic training to provide special educators with information regarding case management duties, ARD responsibilities, and teacher resources.


Monday July 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 724
 
Tuesday, July 24
 

8:30am

A Good Referral Packet
Limited Capacity seats available

For SST Team members, 504 Coordinators; Interventionists. This workshop provides a step by step, form by form, walk though of preparing a good Dyslexia and Dysgraphia evaluation packet. Newly edited forms will be provided.

Speakers
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Donna Wise

Dyslexia Evaluator, RRISD
I am currently serving RRISD as a Dyslexia Evaluator. I am a trained Wilson Dyslexia Practioner, trained in Neuhaus Basic Language Skills (Level 1) and a certified Texas Master Reading Teacher. I have served as a campus based interventionist for elementary. I have trained in various... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 724

8:30am

All Content – Pre-K-12 – ARRC: Breakout or Breakthrough
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout or Breakthrough. Choose to gamify or self-direct our learning experience as you discover new tools, strategies, and resources captured by our new Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC). This course if for teachers from all subject areas and levels. You will leave with a better understanding of the new format of the ARRC and all the resources available to you for planning instruction.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 747

8:30am

EdTech - 6-12 - Spark Their Imagination
Limited Capacity seats available

Adobe Spark is a free classroom tool with which to create high quality reports, posters, presentations, videos, and more. Explore resources, create your own and how you can use this tool with your students. (Bring a laptop or iPad.)

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 605

8:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Fantabulous Forms Add-Ons
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about Add-Ons for Google Forms that will enhance their forms to increase productivity. All content areas, admin, and office stafff.l Please bring a fully charged laptop or chromebook


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 737

8:30am

6-12 ELA - 6 Traits: Sentence Fluency and Conventions
Limited Capacity seats available

A playlist of learning experiences to jazz up students’ sentence fluency and conventions. The presenters will guide participants through writing stations that will aid students in sharpening their skills with sentence fluency and conventions.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 727

8:30am

ELA - 6-12 - Conferring 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Leave with materials and strategies to begin conferring the first week of school.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 744

8:30am

Social Studies/LAR - Grade 3 - Exploring the NEW Suggested Unit Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

Guess what?!? The 2018-2019 ARRC has suggested Social Studies integration unit plans for the fall! Join us as we explore these plans for the NEW units. You will walk away prepared to start the year in Social Studies.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 748

8:30am

Math - Grade 3 - Maximizing the Math Suggested Unit Plans: Developing Multiplication (and Division) Fact Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your planning buck? The suggested unit plans are great, but where do you start planning? Join us as we take a hands-on approach to exploring the suggested unit plans on developing multiplication (and division) fact strategies. You’ll walk away with ideas to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons and learn tips from teachers who helped plan these units.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 730

8:30am

Math-1-Maximizing the Math Suggested Unit Plans: Developing Addition and Subtraction Fact Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your planning buck? The suggested unit plans are great, but where do you start planning? Join us as we take a hands-on approach to exploring the suggested unit plans on addition and subtraction strategies. You’ll walk away with ideas to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons and learn tips from teachers who helped plan these units.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 622

8:30am

EdTech - K-5 - iMovie & You
Limited Capacity seats available

An introductory course on using iMovie in your classroom to strengthen your content. Please bring a fully charged iPad if you are able.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Coons

Sara Coons

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD - Fern Bluff


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 738

8:30am

6-12 ELA - Energizing Expository
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help you engage your students in expository wrting. From pre-writing to conclusion, we will explore specific strategies to help students generate ideas and organize their essays.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 722

8:30am

Advanced Conferring
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you wanting to take your teacher/peer conferencing to the next level? Come explore ideas such as micro-conferring and other strategies to build student confidence and effectiveness in their writing.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:20am
Room 728

8:30am

Behavior - K-5 - Proactive Crisis Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Many teachers will be involved in a student crisis situation in the school environment, whether it be a student in their own classroom or in another location on their campus, even if they are not a designated Crisis Team member. Proactive Crisis Planning will provide participants with the tools and strategies to reduce staff and student anxiety by creating a plan to reduce the probability of (or prevent) an escalating situation from reaching the crisis stage. A strong focus will be on verbal interventions and de-escalation techniques, along with physiological-based strategies to implement in the school setting. A question-and-answer segment will allow for discussion of specific, related questions. Relevant for all K-5 Staff and Administrators.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 731

8:30am

Basic Behavior Management for All
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for any staff, general and special education, wanting to learn how to better manage your classroom and students through the use of simple modifications to improve behavior. You will learn various evidence-based practices aimed at increasing desired behavior and reducing challenging behavior. You will not only learn how to implement these strategies but also when to use them, with whom, and WHY these strategies work. With protocol handouts and opportunities for practice throughout the session you will leave confident in your ability to choice and implement the most effective strategies for your students.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 204

8:30am

ELA - 3-5- Writing Workshop: Refining Mini-lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Students in upper elementary learn to create life-long habits as writers. This introductory course explores the “why” for establishing a writing workshop in the intermediate grades. We'll take a fresh look at the writing workshop for grades 3 through 5; developing high-impact mini-lessons, strategic workshop management, and growing a writers’ stamina and fluency. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement a writers workshop from day one.

Recommended companion courses- Writing Workshop: Small Group Instruction, Analyzing Student Writing and Goal Setting, Conferring with Writers.

Speakers
avatar for Corinna Green

Corinna Green

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
700 Cafeteria

8:30am

ELA-1-2-Writing Workshop: Refining Mini-lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Our students hit strides of writing development during first and second grade as they grow their fluency and expression. In this introductory course, we'll take a fresh look at the writing workshop; creating a rich learning environment, writing strong mini-lessons, strategic classroom management, and writing stamina and fluency. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement a writers workshop from day one.

Recommended companion courses- Writing Workshop: Small Group Instruction, Analyzing Student Writing and Goal Setting, Conferring with Writers.

Speakers
avatar for Corinna Green

Corinna Green

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
700 Cafeteria

8:30am

Kindergarten -Writing Workshop: Refining Mini-lessons
Limited Capacity seats available


Kindergarten is different and special for many reasons but especially because it’s many children's first experience with intentional writing instruction. Using Already Ready by Katie Wood Ray and Talking, Drawing, Writing by Martha Horn. We'll take a fresh look at the writing workshop just for the kinder students, environment, mini lessons, management, and stamina will be the pieces of study to help teachers keep our youngest writers engaged. You'll walk away prepared and confident to implement a writers workshop from day one.

This course is designed for all Kinder teacher who want to deepen their understandings of building independent emergent writers. During our time together, teachers will learn how a lesson grows in complexity across the school year and strategies to bridge the mini-lesson to independent writing. In addition, we will work on how to support children with storytelling and representational drawing.

This course includes 2 mandatory after-school sessions:
October 11
November 29

TAKEAWAYS: Teachers will walk away with a few mini-lessons to begin the year, songs, poems, and rhymes to use for growing phonemic awareness, and the confidence to plan intentional daily mini-lessons




Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 207B

8:30am

Literacy Intervention - K - 5 - Knowing and Growing Readers: Assessment and Instruction for Accelerated Progress Through Targeted Intervention
Limited Capacity seats available

Data...Wondering what to do with all this data? How do I use data to target instruction? This foundation course for intervention teachers includes strategies to accelerate progress of students and use data to provide targeted intervention The sessions incorporates some strategies from Stephanie Harvey’s Striving to Thriving.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 616

8:30am

RTI/Literacy - 3-9 -Every Reader Deserves a Listener! Using Reading Assistant to Empower Fluent Readers.
Limited Capacity seats available

Wonder... How to motivate students to read fluently? What is Reading Assistant? Which students should use Reading Assistant ? How often does the student need to use Reading Assistant to improve reading fluency? This session includes an introduction to Scientific Learning Reading Assistant and using the program with students struggling with reading fluency. Participants need to bring headsets or earbuds with a microphone.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 628

8:30am

Fine Arts - K-12 - Google Sites for Visual Art Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you use Google Sites as your teacher website, but want to make it more exciting? Don't have a class webpage? Want to teach your students how to create their own Google Site as a portfolio? In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a Google Site website, how to make new pages and archive your previous year's works. You will see examples of ways you can showcase your students at work and featured artwork. This will be geared to a beginner, but more advanced users will get ideas on ways to add even more to their pages. Time to work on your site will also be offered.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 720

8:30am

Edtech - K-12 - Breakout of the Boring with Breakout Edu
Limited Capacity seats available

Escape rooms are all the rage these days, and now you can bring them into your classroom. You will experience a BreakOutEdu and then spend the rest of the class creating your own BreakOut (digital or with physical locks) for your content area. Please bring a fully charged laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lott

Amy Lott

Librarian, Pearson Ranch MS
Amy has been in the district for 11 years and has more than 20 years experience as an educator. She is a proud RRISD Librarian and member of the State Champion Book Cart Drill Team. Amy thinks you should be super jealous of her awesome job.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 613

8:30am

Inst Tech - All Levels - Google Sheets
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will work through many of the basics of sorting, filtering, and manipulating data in Google Sheets. These skills can also be transferred to Microsoft Excel.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 203

8:30am

Leadership- All - Personal Productivity and Time Management
Limited Capacity seats available

During this half day course, participants will explore different strategies to improve personal productivity and personal time management skills.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Snow

Kristina Snow

Director Leadership Dev., Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 205

8:30am

RTI/Literacy - 3-12 - Accelerating Readers: Using Read 180/ System 44NG
Limited Capacity seats available

What next? Wondering how to use the tools in Read 180 NG and System 44 NG to accelerate struggling readers? This session is a deep dive with Read 180/System 44 reports and tools to intervene with students. Participants will need to bring earbuds/headsets with a microphone


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 626

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 5 - Morning Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

Building authentic relationships with students increases opportunities for students to feel connected to their school, their classroom, and their peers. A great model for integrating intentional practices around authentic relationships is through the use of morning meetings.

This introductory course is designed for elementary teachers who wish to incorporate morning meetings in to their daily classroom routines. In this experiential course, we will discuss the structure of a morning meeting, various activities to incorporate throughout the meeting itself, as well as share a network of resources available to all teachers.

Key takeaways include the RRISD district wide framework, student learning targets, CASEL core competencies, as well as lesson ideas and instructional strategies to facilitate authentic relationships in the classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 208

8:30am

SLD Instructional Strategies for Special Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be rotating through mini sessions for basic reading, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Each mini session will include description of disability area, impacts on learning, and classroom strategies to support and engage students.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 746

8:30am

Math - 3-4 - Beyond Pizzas and Pies
Limited Capacity seats available

Do fractions frustrate your students? How do we ensure our students are building the robust understandings required by the TEKS? This course focuses on numerators, denominators, area models, and number lines - the fraction concepts in third and fourth grade introducing brand new ways of thinking about numbers. In this session, participants will engage in hands-on activities that explore powerful strategies to help students build deep fraction number sense.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:20pm
Room 725

8:30am

GT Module 1 - Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 1.1 Knows basic terminology, current definitions, theories, and models of giftedness. 1.2 Identifies characteristics and their effects on academic and social settings. 1.3 Identifies characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands the implications of environment in which gifted and talented students feel these groups' characteristics on programs for the gifted and talented.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 740

8:30am

GT Module 2 - Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. 2.1 Uses broad-based, multifaceted identification procedures, including varied sources of information and qualitative and quantitative measures that match specific areas of ability. 2.2 Interprets assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures to other professionals and parents for their use in determining placement and in planning specific program activities for each gifted and talented student. 2.3 Understands the characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands how to provide equal access to programs for gifted and talented students. 2.4 Understands the characteristics and appropriate use of a wide range of formal, informal, and alternative assessments within the classroom (ie, open-ended assessments, choice in products, etc.).

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 606

8:30am

GT Update - Tech Apps for Successful Differentiation - Secondary
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and differentiation is now easy to do using technology. Differentiating allows all students to be successful and work at their own pace. Programs like Quizalize, Google Forms, Google Drawings, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Edpuzzle, Quizlet, GIFs, Google Expeditions VR, AR, and the VR 360 beta program are just some of the wonderful apps that we will discuss during the course.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 603

8:30am

GT Update K-8: Differentiation, Creativity, and How to Raise the Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on what differentiation is, learning strategies for differentiation and incorporating creativity into the classroom to boost higher level thinking and collaboration.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 607

8:30am

Dual Language/ESL - PK-5 - Los 7 pasos
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers in bilingual and dual language programs are looking for ways to enhance the development of academic Spanish in their classrooms. They are also looking for ways to increase their own practice of academic Spanish. This training directly addresses those needs. It is based on the research and experience of Dr. Mónica Lara and her work in countless bilingual classrooms. Teachers will explore theory, strategies, and activities in Spanish that develop oracy and biliteracy. This training will be conducted in Spanish."


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 611

8:30am

CRT - PK-12 - Wakanda Forever: The Educational Implications of Black Panther
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a screening of the movie Black Panther followed by a collaborative discussion on using the film as a catalyst for critical conversations around race and equity in your classroom. Be prepared to share and plan ways you can implement the outcome of these discussions within your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
100 Lecture Hall

8:30am

Integrating Computational Thinking K-12 Core Academics
Limited Capacity seats available

"Do you think computational thinking is just for computer science?

Did you know it can be integrated into all subjects and is one of the top requested skills from employers?  

Computational thinking is a process that can be implemented from K-12 and mirrors many of the things we are already doing within content. During this session, participants will discover what computational thinking is, how to integrate it and the value of adding it to their daily instruction to improve student engagement. Computational thinking is for all and is becoming a high demand skill for future jobs."

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 601

9:30am

EdTech - 6-12 - Spark Their Imagination
Limited Capacity seats available

Adobe Spark is a free classroom tool with which to create high quality reports, posters, presentations, videos, and more. Explore resources, create your own and how you can use this tool with your students. (Bring a laptop or iPad.)

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 605

9:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Fantabulous Forms Add-Ons
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about Add-Ons for Google Forms that will enhance their forms to increase productivity. All content areas, admin, and office stafff.l Please bring a fully charged laptop or chromebook


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 737

9:30am

EdTech - PK -2 - Coding in the PreK-2nd grade classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to incorporate coding into your PK-2 classroom! We will use Code.org, Wonder Workshop apps and robots.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 604

9:30am

ELA - 6-12 Meaningful Annotating
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore practical strategies for teaching students to annotate with purpose! Introduce your students to a generative annotating process that works across genres. Attend this session to help students to develop their own annotation style and learn the answer to the age-old question: “How do I know what to mark?”

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 742

9:30am

Math - 6-10 - Plugging into Geogebra
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics to start unlocking the wonderful world of GeoGebra, a free web application. Accessible to all, GeoGebra is free web based interactive application intended for learning and teaching mathematics in geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 721

9:30am

Math Intervention - K-1 - Powerful Core Math Intervention for Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you ever feel that students are struggling in your core math class and don’t know what to do to help them? This course will provide strategies and ideas about helping students during your core lesson, computational fluency, and spiral review time.
Participants: Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom Teachers


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 733

9:30am

Music in the ELA Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower the voice of students through music using engaging lessons that connect the history of popular music to English Language Arts TEKS. Walk away with exciting activities to expand students’ minds, relate to the stories of musicians, analyze the tone and mood, connect the historical references, and respond to the learning.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Humphries

Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is a high school English language arts instructional coach and educator who has over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD. She has accumulated numerous hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 743

9:30am

Poetry Five Ways
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores methods of quickly and efficiently using poetry as a means rather than as an end.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 747

9:30am

Math - 6th-9th Algebra - Making Number Talks Matter
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience a short routine to implement in your class where students develop number sense through mental math and explaining their reasoning. Use this strategy to build a classroom that elicits thinking that comes from conceptual understanding. Based on the work of Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Room 726

10:30am

EdTech - 6-12 - Spark Their Imagination
Limited Capacity seats available

Adobe Spark is a free classroom tool with which to create high quality reports, posters, presentations, videos, and more. Explore resources, create your own and how you can use this tool with your students. (Bring a laptop or iPad.)

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 605

10:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Fantabulous Forms Add-Ons
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about Add-Ons for Google Forms that will enhance their forms to increase productivity. All content areas, admin, and office stafff.l Please bring a fully charged laptop or chromebook


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 737

10:30am

EdTech - PK -2 - Coding in the PreK-2nd grade classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to incorporate coding into your PK-2 classroom! We will use Code.org, Wonder Workshop apps and robots.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 604

10:30am

ELA - 6-12 Meaningful Annotating
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore practical strategies for teaching students to annotate with purpose! Introduce your students to a generative annotating process that works across genres. Attend this session to help students to develop their own annotation style and learn the answer to the age-old question: “How do I know what to mark?”

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 742

10:30am

math - 6-10 - The Secrets of GeoGebra Revealed
Limited Capacity seats available

For those already familiar with GeoGebra, and have an account, this session will extend your knowledge of the application's capabilities. Participants should already have created their accounts for GeoGebra.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 720

12:30pm

ELA - K-5 - Writing Workshop: Small Group Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Small group instruction meets the needs of writers when a few have a common goal and would benefit from the same strategy. This introductory course is designed to help differentiate what you’re teaching, match strategies to individual students’ goals, and give students opportunities for guided practice with you by their side. You will leave with knowledge of tools and systems for managing small group instruction in your writing workshop classroom.

Recommended companion courses- Writing Workshop: Refining Mini-Lessons, Analyzing Student Writing and Goal Setting, Conferring with Writers.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 207A

12:30pm

Math K-12 Math Anxiety
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a discussion about the causes and effects of math anxiety and strategies to support a healthy math community.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 207B

12:30pm

All Content – Pre-K through 12 – ARRC: Breakout or Breakthrough
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout or Breakthrough. Choose to gamify or self-direct our learning experience as you discover new tools, strategies, and resources captured by our new Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC). This course if for teachers from all subject areas and levels. You will leave with a better understanding of the new format of the ARRC and all the resources available to you for planning instruction.

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 747

12:30pm

EdTech - 3-5 - Coding Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to incorporate coding into your 3-5 classroom! We will use Code.org, Wonder Workshop apps and robots.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 605

12:30pm

EdTech - K-12 - Creating visual diagrams with Google Drive and ThingLink
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class teachers will learn how to create an informational digital diagram with Google Slides, Google Drawing, and ThingLink. Please bring a Windows laptop.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 732

12:30pm

Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Using student portfolios creates student accountability and alternatively assess a student’s academic success throughout the school year. Learn how to tailor this tool to meet your classroom needs.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 604

12:30pm

ELA - 6-12 - Mini-Units with Assessments and Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for teachers seeking to develop short, meaningful units that feature fiction and nonfiction. Participants will consider how to select texts, use STAAR and other stems to craft questions, and offer extension activities. Some time will be spent exploring sites and gathering resources to facilitate deeper student learning.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 742

12:30pm

Novel Ideas for SSR Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows student choice is essential to reading development, but sometimes students struggle to find the right book. Come learn new ways to help students discover and connect with engaging books for Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). The presenters will allow time for idea sharing and interactive dialogue.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 722

12:30pm

Math Intervention - K-1 - Powerful Core Math Intervention for Kindergarten and First Grade Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you ever feel that students are struggling in your core math class and don’t know what to do to help them? This course will provide strategies and ideas about helping students during your core lesson, computational fluency, and spiral review time.
Participants: Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom Teachers


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 733

12:30pm

EdTech - K-5 - iMovie & You
Limited Capacity seats available

An introductory course on using iMovie in your classroom to strengthen your content. Please bring a fully charged iPad if you are able.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Coons

Sara Coons

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD - Fern Bluff


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 738

12:30pm

Insightful Persuasive Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever tried to explain what the STAAR persuasive rubric calls "thoughtful and engaging writing" to your students? This session will demystify insightful writing and give them simple strategies to help them generate ideas and support for their essays. This applies to all persuasive writing including STAAR.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 726

12:30pm

Show Grammar Some Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Weave authentic grammar instruction into the art of writing. Teachers will learn some strategies to use with our units of study to keep the grammar instruction alive in all grade levels.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 745

12:30pm

RTI/Literacy - 2 - Making the Most of iRead with 2nd Grade Students: What Now?
Limited Capacity seats available

What? I have students who use iRead? iRead is a phonics program provided by the district for struggling second grade readers. This session includes a deep dive of tools and strategies in iRead to use with small groups of students as well as intervening with students using the online program. Participants need to bring headsets or earbuds.
Audience: 2nd grade iRead Contact Teachers, 2nd grade teachers and Interventionists


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 626

12:30pm

Behavior - K-5 - Addressing Behaviors in Special Settings
Limited Capacity seats available

School professionals recognize that there are students who can be successful in the classroom setting but exhibit undesired behaviors in other locations on campus. Classrooms and areas such as Art, Music, or the Library, less-structured and less-supervised locations such as the Cafeteria and Recess, and highly-stimulating environments such as PE/Wellness can all contribute to the escalation of negative behaviors in a student. This session will provide participants with specific strategies and interventions to address behaviors in those settings. Aspects of those environments that trigger negative behaviors will be identified and participants will engage in guided problem-solving for those areas. A question-and-answer segment will allow for discussion of specific, related questions. Relevant for all K-5 Staff and Administrators.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 731

12:30pm

ELA 3-5 Reading Workshop: Managing Small Group Instruction in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

When it comes to small group instruction, do you ever find yourself asking, “What is the rest of the class doing? How do I balance individual and group work? How do I establish routines and manage all of this?”

Join us for a half-day workshop where we explore practical ways to organize and manage the workshop to allow for small group instruction.

This is a great companion course to Teaching Reading in Small Groups (book study) K-5.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 727

12:30pm

Reading Workshop: Managing Small Group Instruction in the Classroom K-2
Limited Capacity seats available

When it comes to small group instruction, do you ever find yourself asking, “What is the rest of the class doing?
How do I balance individual and group work? How do I establish routines and manage all of this?”

Join us for a half-day workshop where we explore practical ways to organize and manage the workshop to allow for small group instruction.

This is a great companion course to Teaching Reading in Small Groups (book study) K-5.

Speakers
avatar for Ashlie Harr

Ashlie Harr

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 204

12:30pm

Math - K-2 - Making a Difference with Number Talks K-2
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you wondered how to have a classroom conversation about mental math strategies? Have you searched for a structure that will enable your students to think critically about strategies? Number Talks might be the answer. This routine is perfect for you whether you teach general education, TAG, Dual Language, Special Education, or Intervention students.
Join us as we:
- Recognize number talks as a valuable classroom routine for making sense of mathematics, developing efficient computation strategies, communicating reasoning, and proving solutions;
- Characterize the key components of number talks and understand the importance of each;
- Explore ways to support students’ development of common strategies for computational fluency;
- Scribe student strategies that emphasize the important mathematical ideas inherent in the strategies;
- Use models & tools that support student understanding & proficiency with computational fluency;

Speakers
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 730

12:30pm

ELA/SS - 3-5 - Integrating ELA/SS
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever experienced a time when social studies got lost in the crunch for instructional time? In this session, we will explore effective ways to integrate reading and writing strategies into social studies instruction.

Participants will explore ways to incorporate lessons from Serravallo's Reading Strategies and Writing Strategies books, The Comprehension Toolkit Content Literacy books, and and other literary and social studies resources.

After spending this learning time together, you will walk away with practical ideas and planning tools for integrating social studies and language arts.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 728

12:30pm

EdTech - K-12 - Hooked on Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

All teachers are invited to experience hands-on learning to #TeachLikeAPIrate as we explore how to #DitchTheTextbook and #ShakeUpLearning to be #The WildCard for students. Using technology to enagge and empowere students.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 613

12:30pm

Inst Tech - All Levels - Google Sheets
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will work through many of the basics of sorting, filtering, and manipulating data in Google Sheets. These skills can also be transferred to Microsoft Excel.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 203

12:30pm

Leadership- All - Personal Productivity and Time Management
Limited Capacity seats available

During this half day course, participants will explore different strategies to improve personal productivity and personal time management skills.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Snow

Kristina Snow

Director Leadership Dev., Round Rock ISD


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205

12:30pm

Math-PK-Early Mathematics: Understanding Concepts and Building Number Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's meet to learn how our young learners develop mathematical thinking. We will make activities that move them forward in counting and in their thinking about the number relationships that are so important for understanding mathematics.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

RTI/Literacy - K-12 - Reports and Red Flags..What now? Using Fast ForWord to Strengthen a Literacy Foundations.
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering what to do about the red flags in Fast ForWord? This session includes strategies to address red flags and use Scientific Learning Fast ForWord reports to intervene with students. Participants will need to bring a headset or earbuds.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 628

12:30pm

SEL - PreK - 12 - Mindfulness 101 & Personal Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindfulness is popping up everywhere we look - from the cover of TIME magazine to the classroom! The power of breath and taking a moment to pause is a great tool for all individuals to have in their toolbox.

This introductory level course is an experiential course open to all RRISD staff members who wish to dive in to mindfulness. This course will discuss the impact of mindfulness on the brain and self - regulation skills. Similarly, participants will get to participate in a variety of mindfulness practices, in order to utilize them as well when in need of some self - care opportunities throughout the year.

Key takeaways include a variety of mindfulness tools, as well as make - and - take session for some key tools.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 744

12:30pm

SLD Instructional Strategies for Special Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be rotating through mini sessions for math problem solving, math calculations, and written expression. Each mini session will include description of disability area, impacts on learning, and classroom strategies to support and engage students.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 746

12:30pm

What FAC/FLC/FCC Teachers Need to Know to Facilitate Successful Transition Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for MS and HS teachers of FAC/FLC/FCC. Teachers will learn the following information: CBVI - its purpose and benefits to students; using transition assessments; Career Prep and 18+ programs - which students could benefit from them; updates on state agencies that offer support and waiting lists; the importance of including health planning, especially for FLC students; strength-based transition planning; use of the Monday through Friday chart when facilitating transition planning.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 615

1:30pm

EdTech - 3-5 - Coding Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to incorporate coding into your 3-5 classroom! We will use Code.org, Wonder Workshop apps and robots.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 605

1:30pm

EdTech - K-12 - Creating video presentations and podcasts
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class teachers will be learning how to use Screencastify to record digital presentations or video podcasts. They will also learn about how to do a audio podcast with Audacity. Please bring a Windows laptop.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 732

1:30pm

Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Using student portfolios creates student accountability and alternatively assess a student’s academic success throughout the school year. Learn how to tailor this tool to meet your classroom needs.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 604

1:30pm

ELA - 6-12 - Mini-Units with Assessments and Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for teachers seeking to develop short, meaningful units that feature fiction and nonfiction. Participants will consider how to select texts, use STAAR and other stems to craft questions, and offer extension activities. Some time will be spent exploring sites and gathering resources to facilitate deeper student learning.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 742

1:30pm

Novel Ideas for SSR Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows student choice is essential to reading development, but sometimes students struggle to find the right book. Come learn new ways to help students discover and connect with engaging books for Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). The presenters will allow time for idea sharing and interactive dialogue.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 722

1:30pm

Social Studies/LAR - Grade 4 - Exploring the NEW Suggested Unit Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

Guess what?!? The 2018-2019 ARRC has suggested Social Studies integration unit plans for the fall! Join us as we explore these plans for the NEW units.. You will walk away prepared to start the year in Social Studies.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 748

1:30pm

2018/07/24 - Math - 2nd Grade - Maximizing the Math Suggested Unit Plans: Developing 2-digit addition and subtraction strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your planning buck? The suggested unit plans are great, but where do you start planning? Join us as we take a hands-on approach to exploring the suggested unit plans on developing 2-digit addition and subtraction strategies. You’ll walk away with ideas to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons and learn tips from teachers who helped plan these units.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 721

1:30pm

Music in the ELA Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower the voice of students through music using engaging lessons that connect the history of popular music to English Language Arts TEKS. Walk away with exciting activities to expand students’ minds, relate to the stories of musicians, analyze the tone and mood, connect the historical references, and respond to the learning.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Humphries

Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is a high school English language arts instructional coach and educator who has over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD. She has accumulated numerous hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 743

2:30pm

EdTech - K-12 - Creating an interactive museum
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to create interactive diagrams and use Makey Makey combined with Scratch to add audio components to their diagrams. Please bring a Windows laptop.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 732

2:30pm

Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity seats available

Using student portfolios creates student accountability and alternatively assess a student’s academic success throughout the school year. Learn how to tailor this tool to meet your classroom needs.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 604

2:30pm

ELA - 6-12 - Mini-Units with Assessments and Extensions
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for teachers seeking to develop short, meaningful units that feature fiction and nonfiction. Participants will consider how to select texts, use STAAR and other stems to craft questions, and offer extension activities. Some time will be spent exploring sites and gathering resources to facilitate deeper student learning.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 742

2:30pm

Novel Ideas for SSR Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows student choice is essential to reading development, but sometimes students struggle to find the right book. Come learn new ways to help students discover and connect with engaging books for Sustained Silent Reading (SSR). The presenters will allow time for idea sharing and interactive dialogue.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 722
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

8:30am

All Content – Pre-K through 12 – ARRC: Breakout or Breakthrough
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout or Breakthrough. Choose to gamify or self-direct our learning experience as you discover new tools, strategies, and resources captured by our new Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC). This course if for teachers from all subject areas and levels. You will leave with a better understanding of the new format of the ARRC and all the resources available to you for planning instruction.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 720

8:30am

EdTech - 3-12 - Lock Box Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

As the seconds and minutes pass on the countdown, teams will tackle a range of mental challenges that require concentration, dedication, perserverence, creativity and most of all teamwork. Great fun with problem solving and critical thinking practice!


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 615

8:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Creating visual diagrams with Google Drive and ThingLink
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class teachers will learn how to create an informational digital diagram with Google Slides, Google Drawing, and ThingLink. Please bring a Windows laptop.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 732

8:30am

How do you DBQ ?
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been frustrated by completing DBQs in the past? This workshop will review of all the components of the DBQ process and how to get it all done with a smile.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 731

8:30am

EdTech - 3-5 - Scratch Basics-Get Coding Everywhere!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of Scratch programming and how to apply it in all curriculum areas. This is a great way to incorporate collaboration and creativity in your students. Please bring a laptop or Chromebook.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 613

8:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Globally Connected Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Flatten the walls of your classroom by connecting with other classrooms, museums, experts, etc.! Bring a device of your choice. You will leave this session with numerous resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Coons

Sara Coons

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD - Fern Bluff


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 725

8:30am

Math - 8-12 - Transforming Learning with Number Strings
Limited Capacity seats available

Problem Strings are purposeful sequences of related problems, designed to help students mentally construct mathematical relationships. It is a powerful lesson structure during which teachers and students interact to construct important mathematical strategies, models, and concepts. The power of a problem string lies in the carefully crafted conversation as students solve problems, drawing out important connections and relationships. (Based on the Work of Pam Harris)


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 739

8:30am

Fractions Without Fear
Limited Capacity seats available

The thought of multiplying and dividing fractions often sends kids running for the door. Join us for a discussion about the causes of fraction anxiety and strategies to support our students with developing fraction sense and a love of mathematics.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 737

8:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Google Drive - Ease into the Driver's Seat
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is a beginner's guide to Google Drive. Join us to learn about communicating, collaborating, and being productive using Google Drive. Please bring a fully charged laptop.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 724

8:30am

Inst Tech - All Levels - Let’s Create a Website with New Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

So you want to create a website and think “I can never do that”. Come join us as we explore how simple it is to create a site with Google using their new sites format.

**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 601

8:30am

6-12 ELA - Advanced Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore and discuss ways to incorporate differentiated instruction, student engagement, and the personal interaction between the reader and the text. Teachers will dig deeper into ways to address both the whole group’s needs as well as meeting the needs of small groups and individual students.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 722

8:30am

Math Intervention - 6 - Moving on Up - Making Powerful Connections by Bridging 5th and 6th Grade Math Fluency and Sense-Making
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder what your students learned in 5th grade math before coming to 6th grade? In this session, 6th grade math teachers and middle school interventionists will experience the types of strategies highlighted in our RRISD Elementary ARRC. Come learn about the mental fact strategies that students learn as they develop multiplication and division fact fluency. Experience a 5th grade number talk to see how students' computation strategies are recorded symbolically and with visual models. Learn about powerful instructional activities including numberless word problems, notice and wonder, and 3 act tasks, that foster students' mathematical sense making. Let's join forces to help our soon-to-be 6th graders have a successful transition from elementary to middle school mathematics.

Participants include 6th Grade Math Classroom Teachers and Middle School Math Interventionists


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 205

8:30am

Science - 6-12 -From Cookbook Labs to Inquiry-Based Learning Experiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Take your current labs to the next level by turning them into inquiry-based lab experiences. Bring your previously used TEKS-aligned labs and activities to this session, and with a few tweaks, we will create rich learning experiences that engage students in exploration and higher thinking level thinking!

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 745

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 12 - What's Your EQ?
Limited Capacity seats available

Emotional Intelligence seems to be the new buzz word... but what is it, exactly, and how do I help students gain this important skill? Participants will learn about the various components of emotional intelligence, as well as how to foster this important skill in their classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 746

8:30am

What the Function?!
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for special education staff and assessment personnel who deal with multiple and/or complex behaviors with students. You will learn the ins and outs of defining and understanding behavior, recording and analyzing ABC data, and developing functional hypotheses for behavior(s). You will also learn various function-based interventions to help create effective behavior plans for your students. There will be handouts as well as practice and discussion opportunities throughout the session. Come ready to learn all about the functions of behavior!


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 204

8:30am

GT Module 2 - Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. 2.1 Uses broad-based, multifaceted identification procedures, including varied sources of information and qualitative and quantitative measures that match specific areas of ability. 2.2 Interprets assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures to other professionals and parents for their use in determining placement and in planning specific program activities for each gifted and talented student. 2.3 Understands the characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands how to provide equal access to programs for gifted and talented students. 2.4 Understands the characteristics and appropriate use of a wide range of formal, informal, and alternative assessments within the classroom (ie, open-ended assessments, choice in products, etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 606

8:30am

GT Module 3 - Social and Emotional Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 3.1 Identifies individuals (family members, teachers, peers, and others) and environments (school, home, and community) that influence the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. 3.2 Identifies how characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students influence their social and emotional development. 3.3 Uses strategies for nurturing the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students at home and in school. 3.4 Understands approaches for educating and involving parents, the community, and other professionals in supporting gifted and talented children.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 208

8:30am

GT Update - Tech Apps for Successful Differentiation - Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and differentiation is now easy to do using technology. Differentiating allows all students to be successful and work at their own pace. Programs like Quizalize, Google Expeditions VR, AR, and the VR 360 beta program are just some of the wonderful apps that we will discuss during the course.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 603

8:30am

GT Update K-12: Examining the Gifted and Talented through Modern Film
Limited Capacity seats available

There are social/emotional characteristics of gifted and talented children. What are they? Which ones do your students possess? Which do you as a teacher posses? How can knowledge of these characteristics help teachers maximize student learning potential? Participants will engage in experiences that lead to student self-knowledge, thereby creating a personal life handbook. Modern film, introspective exercises, and discussion will serve as the learning medium.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 740

8:30am

GT Update K-12: RRISD Identification, Assessment and Local Norms
Limited Capacity seats available

In the 2017-2018 school year RRISD implemented new testing measures as well as a new processes for identification of students in need of gifted services. Come to this session to learn more about the assessments, identification and our updated service model.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 730

8:30am

Dual Language - Biliteracy Rocks Cohort 2018-19
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will provide the tools teachers need to hone in on developing the linguistic, academic, social, and cultural needs of your dual language students. You’ll walk away with authentic methods for teaching literacy in English and Spanish, ways to empower students as multilingual, multicultural learners, and a new perspective on advocacy through curriculum. Follow-up meeting dates required. Commitment to attend the following after school sessions - 3:30-5:00 pm Sept. 13, 2018 Sept. 27, 2018 Oct. 11, 2018 Oct. 25, 2018 Nov. 8, 2018 Nov. 29, 2018 Dec. 13, 2018 Jan. 10, 2019 Jan. 24, 2019 Feb. 7, 2019 Feb. 21, 2019


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 723

8:30am

2018/07/25 - ELA - K-5 - Teaching Reading in Small Groups (Book Study)
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the structures for small group and individual reading instruction? How do I use assessment to drive small group instruction? How do I know which small group structure to use? If these questions interest you, this book study about Teaching Reading in Small Groups by Jennifer Serravallo is the session you are looking for!

Participants will deepen understandings about guided reading, strategy lessons, text-level introduction groups, and partnerships and book clubs. Participants will learn to organize and manage how to teach reading in small groups.

TAKEAWAYS: Participants of this session will receive a copy of Jennifer Servallo’s book Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers and will receive access to a Google Classroom to continue the conversation and collaboration about instructional practices of teaching reading in small groups.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 203

8:30am

RTI/Literacy - K-12 - Getting Started with Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant
Limited Capacity seats available

Help! My students will be using Fast ForWord. Fast ForWord is a language and reading intervention program available to K -12 students. This session includes how to get started with Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant and strategies to help students using the program. Participants need to bring earbuds or headsets.
Audience: New Users of Fast ForWord, Elementary Interventionists and Reading Specialists


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 604

8:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Getting Started with AR and VR in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore different Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality apps to make your subject come alive. Time will be spent on apps that can be used as is and on apps that allow students to create in this new reality environment.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 605

8:30am

Leadership & SEL - K - 12 - Team Focused Bedrock Training and Relationship Building
Limited Capacity seats available

The Bedrock Personal Growth Model is a framework for building highly functioning teams through the use of the RRISD 9 Fundamentals of Personal Growth.
In this session, designed for teams of 2 or more, we will discuss the 9 fundamentals of personal growth, understand the use of feedback as a powerful tool in building relationships between colleagues, and facilitate activities to build relationships between team members. While it is ideal that entire teams are able to participate together, it is acceptable for portions of a team to participate together as well.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Snow

Kristina Snow

Director Leadership Dev., Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 607

8:30am

CPI Recertification Course
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a follow-up yearly refresher class that is required after completing an initial 2-day training. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. The course will review verbal de-escalation skills, physical intervention holding skills, and restraints for an out of control student.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
700 Cafeteria

8:30am

ELA - 1-5 - Writing Rocks - 2-Days
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing Rocks is an in-depth course involving an on-going case study and a writing publication, focused on advanced writing development. As a participant, you will meet in a cohort group twice a month to hone your craft as a teacher of writing. You will develop instructional practices through a deeper understanding of workshop, while recognizing strengths and finding teaching points for every writer. You will explore your own writing life to strengthen your work with students, culminating in a published piece for the Writing Rocks cohort. This course is for 1st-5th grade teachers who have already taken Writing Workshop, interventionists, and special education teachers. This course includes 8 mandatory after school sessions: 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/13

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:30pm
Room 112

8:30am

ELA - Kindergarten - Kinder Literacy: From Start to Finish - 2-Days
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for all RRISD Kindergarten classroom teachers who are committed to turning their classrooms into richly literate reading and writing workshops using developmentally appropriate practices. The following is a partial list of topics that will be studied:

In this course, we will study teaching that fosters student independence and a growth mindset in our youngest learners, classroom systems and structures that support inquiry and collaboration, the development of a young child’s reading and writing skills over the course of a Kinder school year, taking a closer look at all components of balanced literacy, using formative assessments to plan for instructional next steps, the central role of planning in the teaching of reading and writing, and a trajectory of mini-lessons for supporting foundational literacy skills

Previous participants of the Kindergarten Literacy Cohort can join this cohort to continue the work from the previous year. This course includes 8 mandatory after-school sessions:

July 25, 2018 (full day)
July 26, 2018 (full day)
September 4, 2018
September 18, 2018
October 2, 2018
October 16, 2018
October 30, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 4, 2018
December 13, 2018 {Celebration}

TAKEAWAYS: title of texts to use throughout the academic day, new mini-lessons for reading/writing/choice workshop, reading/writing/play assessment tools, new shared and interactive read alouds, songs and poems to grow phonemic awareness, and a lab-site/conferring clinic


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:30pm
Room 630

8:30am

Math - Math Rocks - K-5 - 2-Days
Limited Capacity seats available


Looking for a transformative PD experience for next school year? Consider joining Math Rocks! In this course you'll have the opportunity to build relationships around mathematics with other educators in (and out of!) RRISD. You'll also foster your own and your students' curiosity about mathematics as you learn about rich and engaging instructional practices to try out in your classroom. This course is ideal for any elementary educator - classroom teacher, dual language, special education, TAG, or intervention. Not sure if this course is for you? Check out what previous Math Rocks participants had to say about this course at https://bit.ly/MathRocksReflections.

Attendance requirements include 2 full days during the summer, then 8 additional sessions after school. The required after- school sessions will be: 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4, 1/15, 1/29 final celebration Feb 12

In this course, we will learn strategies and try out tasks to use in our classrooms, complete a book study, and use technology to reflect and collaborate.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - Thursday July 26, 2018 3:30pm
Room 743

9:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Creating video presentations and podcasts
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class teachers will be learning how to use Screencastify to record digital presentations or video podcasts. They will also learn about how to do a audio podcast with Audacity. Please bring a Windows laptop.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 732

9:30am

Math- Kindergarten - Maximizing the Math Suggested Unit Plans: Sorting and Classifying (Data and Geometry)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your planning buck? The suggested unit plans are great, but where do you start planning? Join us as we take a hands-on approach to exploring the suggested unit plans on Sorting and Classifying (Data and Geometry). You’ll walk away with ideas to maximize the effectiveness of the lessons and learn tips from teachers who helped plan these units.

Speakers
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 742

9:30am

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Disabilities in the Gen Ed Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating engaging instruction for students with Learning Disabilities, Autism, and ADHD. This session is designed for general education and special education teachers with students in the general education setting with or without inclusion support.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 207B

9:30am

SS - 6-12 - Strategies for test-taking success!
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, teachers will learn quick strategies for helping students address specific test-taking skills in social studies, especially focused on helping students identify cause/effect relationships. We share tools to help students identify key information in each component of the question, and ultimately increase their confidence as test takers. Additionally, you will leave with fun strategies to provide your students practice analyzing assessment questions, stimuli and answer choices.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:20am
Room 747

10:30am

EdTech - K-12 - Creating an interactive museum
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will learn how to create interactive diagrams and use Makey Makey combined with Scratch to add audio components to their diagrams. Please bring a Windows laptop.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 732

10:30am

EdTech - K-12 - You Can Do the Rubik's Cube: Critical Thinking, Math, STEM/STEAM
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to solve a 3x3 Rubik's Cube and will leave with lesson plans for integrating the Rubik's Cube into your classes for critical thinking, problem solving and using algorithms.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 727

10:30am

Math - 6- Algebra 2 - Open Number Lines - Solving Equations
Limited Capacity seats available

The cool thing about open number lines is that they require (and give kids practice in) using number sense to truly understand what is happening when solving algebraic equations at ALL levels of Secondary Instruction. Teachers will pratice solving different problems and learn how to solve them utilizing open number lines, followed by discussions about classroom implementations.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 738

12:30pm

All Content – Pre-K through 12 – ARRC: Breakout or Breakthrough
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout or Breakthrough. Choose to gamify or self-direct our learning experience as you discover new tools, strategies, and resources captured by our new Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC). This course if for teachers from all subject areas and levels. You will leave with a better understanding of the new format of the ARRC and all the resources available to you for planning instruction.

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 720

12:30pm

PreK - 5 - Creating a Brain Friendly Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn some quick and easy ways to maximize learning by taking the teaching strategies you know well and making them “brain friendly.” In this session, we will explore how our brain learns through memory pathways and discuss how you can use this knowledge to enhance your students’ ability to recall and apply what they have learned. Sometimes it’s as simple as a change in semantics or well placed physical movement to take your curriculum from a great lesson to one your students will never forget.

Speakers
NP

Nora Pettebone

3rd Grade, Pond Springs


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 204

12:30pm

EdTech - K-12 - Globally Connected Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Flatten the walls of your classroom by connecting with other classrooms, museums, experts, etc.! Bring a device of your choice. You will leave this session with numerous resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Coons

Sara Coons

Instructional Technology Specialist, Round Rock ISD - Fern Bluff


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 725

12:30pm

EdTech - K-12 - Google Zen--A Bit of Sanity and Organization
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see some quick ideas that can help you organize your online life. We'll look at a few tips for Google Drive folders, naming conventions, calendaring, and Email

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 613

12:30pm

Reading - 3-5 - Backwards Design: Beginning with the End in Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a week to week lesson planning cycle that leaves you feeling uncertain about whether your students will reach the intended destination? If so, join us to learn a practical backwards design protocol you can use to plan units of study you can feel confident will lead to desired student outcomes. By beginning with the end in mind, you’ll leave this session with a solid plan for the first reading unit of the school year. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for collaborative planning with colleagues that will help launch you into the best school year yet!


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 737

12:30pm

Math Intervention - 3-5 - Math Intervening: Advanced Tiered Partnerships for Student Success in Grades 3-5 Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to take an advanced long-term course that helps both teachers and students build powerful multiplication and division understandings? Are you willing to enter a partnership on your campus between an interventionist and a core math teacher? This is an advanced opportunity for elementary interventionists and grades 3-5 classroom teachers to dive into practical, child-centered methods to support them in helping children think deeply about mathematics. One of the goals of early intervention is to support deep number sense and the development of a repertoire of strategies based on landmark numbers and operations. This partnership will help build relationships between intervention and third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers at the campus level. Interventionists will meet together for district collaborative sessions hosted 4 half days during the school year. Campus partnerships will meet together on campus, and also participate in webinars, Google classroom activities, and hangouts with the entire district cadre. We’ll engage in a book study together - Young Mathematicians at Work - Constructing Multiplication and Division. Let’s take this opportunity to join forces to help support our students who struggle with mathematics.

Participants: An interventionist and at least one core math 3-5 grade teacher from a campus may join the partnership training year-long course. The interventionist agrees to attend 4 half-day sessions throughout the year and share learnings and support back on campus with the classroom teachers. All participants are willing to participate in a book study and other collaborative efforts through Google hangouts, Google classroom activities, and face-to-face meetings on campus.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205

12:30pm

Inst Tech - All Levels - Let’s Create a Website with New Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

So you want to create a website and think “I can never do that”. Come join us as we explore how simple it is to create a site with Google using their new sites format.

**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 601

12:30pm

The Intentional Imagination in the Secondary ELA Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Enhance self-expression, focus and a sense of purpose as you explore innovation and imagination. Based on brain science research, teachers will experience activities and methods incorporating creativity which promotes risk-taking and iteration while reducing stress and anxiety for their middle and high school ELA students.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Humphries

Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is a high school English language arts instructional coach and educator who has over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD. She has accumulated numerous hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 748

12:30pm

Math - 6-7 - Building Numeracy in Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

Do your students struggle with percents or proportions? Are you looking for ways to help all students build their numeracy? Come learn how to scaffold students' learning using visual representations and problem strings that build on prior understanding to construct numerical relationships. You will leave with easy to implement ideas and resources. Content focus will be proportions and percents based on the work of Pamela Harris.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 738

12:30pm

Science - 6-12 - From Cookbook Labs to Inquiry-Based Learning Experiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Take your current labs to the next level by turning them into inquiry-based lab experiences. Bring your previously used TEKS-aligned labs and activities to this session, and with a few tweaks, we will create rich learning experiences that engage students in exploration and higher thinking level thinking!

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 745

12:30pm

SS - 6-12 - Inference in Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will give teachers the tools to teach students how to gain a deeper understanding of text and explore cross curricular applications. What role do prior knowledge, assumptions and textual or visual evidence play in creating inferences? We will also look at how to develop questioning skills, including cultivating students’ ability to create their own high-level questions. The presenter will model strategies which teachers can use daily in the classroom to develop inference skills.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 747

12:30pm

SEL - PreK - 12 - What's Your EQ?
Limited Capacity seats available

Emotional Intelligence seems to be the new buzz word... but what is it, exactly, and how do I help students gain this important skill? Participants will learn about the various components of emotional intelligence, as well as how to foster this important skill in their classrooms.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 746

1:30pm

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Disabilities in the Gen Ed Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating engaging instruction for students with Learning Disabilities, Autism, and ADHD. This session is designed for general education and special education teachers with students in the general education setting with or without inclusion support.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 207B

1:30pm

SPED - K-12 - Get Googly! SPED Progress Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for SPED teachers ready take their student progress monitoring to the next level by using Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets to collect data! Learn how to create customized student goals and objective Google Forms and graphs in Google Spreadsheets to provide useful and easy to see student data.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 207A
 
Thursday, July 26
 

8:30am

GT Update K-5: Elementary. Novels and Literature Circles for Gifted and High Ability Learners in the Regular Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching TAG Language Arts clusters in your classroom? Novel suggestions-selecting a challenging content, while still age appropriate. Thinking beyond the basic answers and developing high order thinking skills. How to run and manage literature circles using technology.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 208

8:30am

Math Intervention - 3-5 - Powerful Math Intervention for the Grade 3-5 Classroom Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: Do you ever feel that students are struggling in your core math class and don’t know what to do to help them? This course will provide strategies and ideas about helping students during your core lesson, computational fluency, and spiral review time.
Participants - Core Math Classroom Teachers Grades 3-5

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 738

8:30am

Math Intervention - K-5 - Math Intervention: Assessing Number Concepts - A K-5 Intervention Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

If you lead your own Tier 2 Intervention for students as an interventionist or classroom teacher, and you haven’t used or experienced the Kathy Richardson Assessing Math Concepts Series, then this is the course for you!! This foundation course for novice math intervention teachers includes an overview of using the Kathy Richardson Assessing Math Concepts Series with students. The leaders are experienced in using this materials with students and have great insights in how to manage the information.
Participants: Novice elementary math interventionists and teachers who teach their own Tier 2 math interventions


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 739

8:30am

Math - 6-12 - Nuts and Bolts of Calculators
Limited Capacity seats available

Beginning graphing calculator skills and how to use them.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 727

8:30am

Math - 6-12th - Understanding the best use of Calculators
Limited Capacity seats available

Between "absolutely No calculators" and "Calculators every minute in a math class" there is a sweet spot where calculators are tools and not crutches. This will be a discussion to define characteristics of when best to use calculators and when to hold back.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 724

8:30am

GT Update 3-8: Questioning Skills and Discussion Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Differentiate for your gifted and high ability learners through effective questioning and discussion strategies. Incoporate Depth and Complexity Icons into you classroom to reach high levels of thought and interaction.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 725

8:30am

Dual Language/ESL - K-2 - El estudio del dictado
Limited Capacity seats available

El estudio del dictado is an instructional strategy that later turns into an assessment. El dictado is holistic; it teaches and develops spelling, punctuation, and syntax & grammar (and other word study skills) in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. The participants will gain knowledge in what a dictado is and how iit is used for different purposes. They will also get to experience el dictado and how to incorporate it into their language arts block.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 744

8:30am

MathDL - K-2 - Creando un ámbito de matemáticas enriquecedor en el aula bilingüe
Limited Capacity seats available

En esta sesión los participantes exploraran métodos auténticos y específicos para la enseñanza de matemáticas en el aula bilingüe. Los participantes obtendrán ideas y recursos que podrán implementar de inmediato en sus clases. La presentación sera completamente en español.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 720

8:30am

Basic Behavior Management for All
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for any staff, general and special education, wanting to learn how to better manage your classroom and students through the use of simple modifications to improve behavior. You will learn various evidence-based practices aimed at increasing desired behavior and reducing challenging behavior. You will not only learn how to implement these strategies but also when to use them, with whom, and WHY these strategies work. With protocol handouts and opportunities for practice throughout the session you will leave confident in your ability to choice and implement the most effective strategies for your students.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 204

8:30am

CRT - PK-12 - Disrupting Assumptions and Stereotypes
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your RRISD colleagues for an honest conversation about cultural competence and its effects on our students. Participants will engage in the game Your Privilege Is Showing: the social justice card game by Lillian Medville. This game based approach empowers players to show vulnerability and grace when confronting the social divides of sexism, racism and privilege that already exist in each of us. Participants will be challenged to navigate the inevitable discomfort that arises when we consider our own culpability in systems of oppression.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Tyler

Krista Tyler

ITS, Round Rock ISD
Krista Tyler is an Instructional Technology Specialist at McNeil High School. Krista was a middle school English/Language Arts teacher for 9 years before going geek and joining the RRISD tech team.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 634

8:30am

From Uke to Guitar: A sequential approach to integrating strings into your classroom and extracurricular clubs
Limited Capacity seats available

The clinician will provide approachable, relevant, sequential materials in order to get you and your students singing and playing stringed instruments in the classroom and in extracurricular clubs. The first part of the morning will focus on Ukulele, while the second part will focus on guitar. Instruments will not be provided, so please bring along a Uke or a Guitar (both, if you have them). Optional materials: tuner, guitar capo.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 109

8:30am

Edtech - K-12 - GAFE - it's not just email!
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will cover the basics of email, calendar, sheets, forms, docs, and drive. Teachers will need to bring their laptops.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 604

8:30am

Inst Tech - All Levels - Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create and use Google Forms. In this session you'll discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms and more.

**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 605

8:30am

Backwards Design for SPLC Instructional Leaders: Guiding Teachers Toward Impactful Unit Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators, we often jump directly into lesson planning without developing true clarity about learning outcomes for students. This prematurely directs our focus to teaching while a focus on student learning may take a back seat. This session is designed to support teacher leaders in the implementation of backwards design with their teams. By guiding you through backwards design, you will learn the steps involved to lead your team through the process, and be able to effectively communicate the why of backwards design, creating a culture of authentic engagement. By beginning with the end in mind, we can help teachers bring the most impactful lessons to students of Round Rock ISD. Join us to learn how to launch this deep and meaningful work on your campus this year.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 740

8:30am

Making science comprehensible for ELL students
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will empower teachers with the knowledge and guidance they need to create the rich and rigorous learning environment all students deserve. We will be introducing input and output strategies to facilitate students' understanding of science concepts.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 728

8:30am

Science - 9 - Lesson Studies for Bio: Genetics
Limited Capacity seats available

6A,C,E (Genetics) Second semester is already here and we are rushing to get through the Genetics unit. It's a race to get the content finished; so, we can start the STAAR Review soon. Let's get a head start with this session where we will look at breakouts for the newly stream-lined Genetics TEKS, analyze the data for each breakout, and design specific lessons and strategies (i.e. questioning) to engage students and assess each breakout.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 746

8:30am

SEL - K12 - Preventing Educator Burn Out One Day at a TIme
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators pour every ounce of their heart and soul in to their daily work. This often includes long hours, longer days, and even longer weeks. If we're not careful, this cycle can lead to burn out before we even realize what's happening. In this session, educators will learn about ways to prevent burn out through self - care and intentional uses of time. Self - care is an important use of time for all educators, all year long!

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 747

8:30am

GT Module 3 - Social and Emotional Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 3.1 Identifies individuals (family members, teachers, peers, and others) and environments (school, home, and community) that influence the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. 3.2 Identifies how characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students influence their social and emotional development. 3.3 Uses strategies for nurturing the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students at home and in school. 3.4 Understands approaches for educating and involving parents, the community, and other professionals in supporting gifted and talented children.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 607

8:30am

GT Module 4 - Creativity and Questioning
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 4.1 Understands the characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of these characteristics on instructional strategies used in classrooms for the gifted and talented. 4.2 Designs lessons within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking in the gifted and talented students. 4.3 Locates and develops resources for assisting gifted and talented students in the fulfillment of their creative potential. 4.4 Adapts the classroom to the learning differences of each gifted and talented learner including the management of large and small groups and independent learning. 4.5 Identifies strategies from gifted education that can be used in the regular classroom


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 207A

8:30am

Dual Language/ESL - PK-5 - The Bridge
Limited Capacity seats available

The Bridge is a stragtegy used to bring the two languages together to encourage students to explore the similiariteis and differences in the phonology, morphology, syntax & grammar, and pragmatics. The Bridge is also the instructional moment when teachers help students connect the content-area knowledge and skills they have learned in one language to the other language.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 613

8:30am

TExES Training for ESL Certification
Limited Capacity seats available

For teachers who will take the 154 English as a Second Language Supplement Exam presented by Dr. Patricia Morales 


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 203

8:30am

ELA - 1-5 - Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers Into The Conventions Of Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to create a classroom where students are curious about language? Where they notice and experiment with conventions? Are you frustrated that students aren’t transferring these skills to their independent writing?

Join us in this study of Jeff Anderson’s Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5 (please bring a copy, if possible). Discover how implementing his process of planning, instruction, and application will allow your students to move beyond error correction and use their grammar knowledge to make meaning in their writing.

We will explore this process and take time to do some meaningful discussion and planning around the integration of oral and written conventions in our reading and writing workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA
CS

Candy Stahl

Faculty, Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 742

8:30am

Science - 3-5 - Argument Driven Inquiry (ADI) Level 1
Limited Capacity seats available

What is ADI and why should I use it in my classroom? Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) is an instructional model for science teachers. Teachers can use ADI to transform the way they teach labs so students have more opportunities to learn how to use disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), crosscutting concepts (CCs), and science and engineering practices (SEPs) to figure out how things work or why things happen. ADI also gives students opportunities to learn how to read, write, speak, and listen in science because it makes scientific argumentation the foundation of all laboratory activities. ADI, as a result, makes classroom science more like real science for students and can help them learn more than they typically do from hands-on lab activities. Come experience Argument Driven Inquiry for yourself. This session includes instruction and access to lab handouts and templates.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 745

8:30am

Leadership & SEL - K12 - Bedrock Personal Growth (Open Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Round Rock ISD Bedrock Personal Growth model incorporates 9 fundamentals to increase personal performance, build relationships, and foster healthy environments. As a part of Summer learning, this session is open to anyone in Round Rock ISD who is interested in honing their personal development. Throughout the course of the day, participants will dive in to each of the 9 fundamentals and their impact on personal success. Participants will leave with an understanding of the 9 fundamentals, reference guides from the workshop, as well as a variety of resources to continue their learning throughout the year.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Snow

Kristina Snow

Director Leadership Dev., Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 737

8:30am

Instructional Design for HS ELA
Limited Capacity seats available

You asked for it---A high school learning session focused on grade-level content with authentic application, time to process, and plan for instruction during the day. Explore teaming experiences that are purposeful, meaningful, and effective. Come as a PLC and and work with your colleagues and with the district ELA team. Sign up now and mark your calendar.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Humphries

Laurie Humphries

Secondary Instructional Coach, RRISD, Round Rock ISD
Laurie Humphries is a high school English language arts instructional coach and educator who has over 25 years of teaching experience in Round Rock ISD. She has accumulated numerous hours of technology training, English language arts professional development and instructional strategies... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 721

8:30am

Instructional Design for Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

You asked for it---A middle school learning session focused on grade-level content with authentic application, time to process, and plan for instruction during the day. Come as a PLC and and work with your colleagues and with the district ELA team. Sign up now and mark your calendar.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 722

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 5 - Kids 1st From Day 1
Limited Capacity seats available

From the first days of school to the last, students are at the forefront of every classroom in every school throughout the district. In this session, we will dive in to various instructional practices, classroom systems, and quick tips and tricks for strengthening and deepening the connections between your love of working with kids, your desire to impact their lives, and your teaching practice. Participants of this introductory level class will walk away with classroom design plans that make learning fun, positive language and classroom routines to reduce disruptive behavior, and instructional suggestions for matching students' needs to high - impact teaching structures.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 748

8:30am

CPI Recertification Course
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a follow-up yearly refresher class that is required after completing an initial 2-day training. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. The course will review verbal de-escalation skills, physical intervention holding skills, and restraints for an out of control student.

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 606

10:30am

Math Intervention - K-5 - Beyond the Assessment - What Do We Do Now? Advanced Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Well, you’ve given the assessment so what do you do with the information? This advanced course for interventionists that have experience using the Kathy Richardson Assessing Math Concept Series but need a little more support. The experienced facilitators will help participants with tracking the data, using the information for SSTs, and planning with the data for instruction.
Participants: Experienced elementary math interventionists and teachers that teach their own Tier 2 Math Intervention


Thursday July 26, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 739

10:30am

GT Update K-8: Independent Study Projects for Gifted and High Ability Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Classroom teachers will learn about Independent Study Projects for Gifted and High Ability Learners. Find resources for easily implemented projects. ISP is an excellent differentionat strategy for students in need of a challenge.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:30am - 12:20pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Math Intervention - K-5 - Math Intervention: Assessing Number Concepts - A K-5 Intervention Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

If you lead your own Tier 2 Intervention for students as an interventionist or classroom teacher, and you haven’t used or experienced the Kathy Richardson Assessing Math Concepts Series, then this is the course for you!! This foundation course for novice math intervention teachers includes an overview of using the Kathy Richardson Assessing Math Concepts Series with students. The leaders are experienced in using this materials with students and have great insights in how to manage the information.
Participants: Novice elementary math interventionists and teachers who teach their own Tier 2 math interventions


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 739

12:30pm

GT Update K-12: Introduction to Depth and Complexity
Limited Capacity seats available

Teacher will get a comprehensive introduction into the Depth and Complexity framework, including icons and practical everyday uses in all subject areas.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 725

12:30pm

MathDL - K-2 - Creando un ámbito de matemáticas enriquecedor en el aula bilingüe
Limited Capacity seats available

En esta sesión los participantes exploraran métodos auténticos y específicos para la enseñanza de matemáticas en el aula bilingüe. Los participantes obtendrán ideas y recursos que podrán implementar de inmediato en sus clases. La presentación sera completamente en español.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 720

12:30pm

Math - 3-5 - Making a Difference with Number Talks
Limited Capacity seats available

Number talks are five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversations around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally, and they’re possibly the best part of a teacher’s day! In this course you will learn the key components of number talks and how to use them to deepen your students’ understanding of number and operations. You’ll also get to take part in one or two number talks yourself!


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 731

12:30pm

Math Intervention - 2 - Advanced Tiered Partnerships for Student Success in Grade 2 Mathematics - The Progression of Addition and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to take an advanced long-term course that helps both teachers and students build powerful addition and subtraction understandings? Are you willing to enter a partnership on your campus between an interventionist and a second grade core math teacher? This is an advanced opportunity for elementary interventionists and grade 2 classroom teachers to dive into practical, child-centered methods to support them in helping children think deeply about mathematics. One of the goals of early intervention is to support deep number sense and the development of a repertoire of strategies based on landmark numbers and operations. This partnership will help build relationships between intervention and second grade classroom teachers at the campus level. Interventionists will meet together for district collaborative sessions hosted 4 half days during the school year. Campus partnerships will meet together on campus, and also participate in webinars, Google classroom activities, and hangouts with the entire district cadre. We will engage in a book study, Young Mathematicians at Work - Constructing Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction, during the year. Each interventionist and 2nd grade teacher will receive a copy of the book. Let’s take this opportunity to join forces to help support our students who struggle with mathematics.

Participants: An interventionist and at least one core math 2nd grade teacher from a campus may join the partnership year-long course. The interventionist agrees to attend 4 half-day sessions throughout the year and share learnings and support back on campus with the classroom teachers. All participants are willing to participate in a book study and other collaborative efforts through Google hangouts, Google classroom activities, and face-to-face meetings on campus.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 738

12:30pm

Stories and Songs - Elementary Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Using children's literature to cover a wide variety of musical concepts and cross-curricular connections. Play and sing along through kid-favorites for grades K-5, and get a look at great resource materials.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 112

12:30pm

Visual Art Faculty Kiln Safety and Maintenance Training – Compliance
Limited Capacity seats available

A mandatory Round Rock ISD compliance training session. Newly hired visual art faculty are required to take this training with annual updates online. Course content covers basic kiln operation and usage, cleaning and maintenance, basic evaluation techniques along with district expectations of use. A question and answer session at the end of the training allows participants to discuss their specific situations, concerns and questions with Tim Lowke, Assistant Director of Visual & Performing Arts.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205

12:30pm

Inst Tech - All Levels - Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create and use Google Forms. In this session you'll discover some tips and tricks, including adding logic-branching to your forms and more.

**Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 605

12:30pm

Backwards Design for SPLC Instructional Leaders: Guiding Teachers Toward Impactful Unit Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators, we often jump directly into lesson planning without developing true clarity about learning outcomes for students. This prematurely directs our focus to teaching while a focus on student learning may take a back seat. This session is designed to support teacher leaders in the implementation of backwards design with their teams. By guiding you through backwards design, you will learn the steps involved to lead your team through the process, and be able to effectively communicate the why of backwards design, creating a culture of authentic engagement. By beginning with the end in mind, we can help teachers bring the most impactful lessons to students of Round Rock ISD. Join us to learn how to launch this deep and meaningful work on your campus this year.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 740

12:30pm

Math - 6-12 - Accelerating Safely in the Math Zone
Limited Capacity seats available

Be prepared to help all students be successful in an accelerated math class.  As more students are encouraged to accelerate, new obstacles and challenges will need to be met to ensure success for all (teachers and students).


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 724

1:30pm

GT Update K-12: Transform Your Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

First step in learning, ENGAGEMENT! This workshop will set you on the path of 100% engagement in ALL learners. We will start by learning how to do small things in the classroom that help you gain momentum for the next step, the ultimate goal, room transformations. Cactus Ranch has been implementing a Transformation Room where all teachers have access to it, like a science lab. We use these tools to set the stage for learning. The theme is our platform for teaching lessons that are ARRC aligned. We will look at techniques, rooms, lessons, planning, and more! Our students keep asking, What are we going to learn next....what more could you ask for?


Thursday July 26, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 723

1:30pm

GT Update K-5: Math Strategies for Gifted and High Ability Students in the Regular Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn strategies to challenge your gifted and high ability math students in the regular classroom. This session will also focus on different resources which contain great math questions, tasks and investigations that are easily implemented in your regular classroom

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 612

2:30pm

Math Intervention - K-5 - Math Intervention: Beyond the Assessment - What Do We Do Now?
Limited Capacity seats available

Well, you’ve given the assessment so what do you do with the information? This advanced course for interventionists that have experience using the Kathy Richardson Assessing Math Concept Series but need a little more support. The experienced facilitators will help participants with tracking the data, using the information for SSTs, and planning with the data for instruction.
Participants: Experienced elementary math interventionists and teachers that teach their own Tier 2 Math Intervention


Thursday July 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 739
 
Monday, July 30
 

8:30am

WIST Refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

For Just Words teachers and reading specialists. Teachers will review the process of giving the WIST assessment along with tips for smooth administration. Bring your WIST kit.

Speakers
KB

Katie Bryan

Dyslexia Specialist
I am a district dyslexia specialist and a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. My primary role is to support teachers in implementing Wilson Reading System, including facilitating Level 1 certification with a year-long cohort.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 611

8:30am

Dyslexia: What to look for / Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

For core teachers; reading specialists; reading teachers; interventionists. This class is for interventionists or classroom teachers who suspect that a student may have dyslexia. Learn how to recognize the signs, symptoms, and affects of dyslexia in elementary-aged children, as well as common strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Baker

Dyslexia Evaluator, RRISD
I taught for 9 years as a classroom teacher, and then 6 years as an Interventionist. I am certified in Wilson Reading System and Reading Recovery. This past school year I served as dyslexia support at the elementary level. This next school year I will serve as a Dyslexia Evaluator... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 628

8:30am

eSTAR Documentation for Wilson/BLS
Limited Capacity seats available

For Interventionists. Interventionists will walk through the documentation process in eSTAR for students who receive dyslexia services.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Baker

Dyslexia Evaluator, RRISD
I taught for 9 years as a classroom teacher, and then 6 years as an Interventionist. I am certified in Wilson Reading System and Reading Recovery. This past school year I served as dyslexia support at the elementary level. This next school year I will serve as a Dyslexia Evaluator... Read More →
KB

Katie Bryan

Dyslexia Specialist
I am a district dyslexia specialist and a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. My primary role is to support teachers in implementing Wilson Reading System, including facilitating Level 1 certification with a year-long cohort.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 630

8:30am

Just Start Just Words and eStar documentation
Limited Capacity seats available

For current and previously trained (2-day training) Just Words teachers/Reading specialists. This course will discuss the Just Words program and planning for the school year. This is not the 2-day prerequisite to teach the class. Bring your laptop, and Just Words teacher kit as they will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 108

8:30am

ELA - K-2 - Shared and Interactive Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Often a mini-lesson is taught, but children are not consistently able to apply the strategy independently. This course will give teachers components to bridge mini-lessons to independent writing. This course is designed to span every level of writer you will encounter within your classroom.

Teachers will learn how to draw on a repertoire of skills and strategies that accomplished writers use everyday. We will demonstrate the processes that writers often use to do the type of writing being studied, we will scaffold the students to practice the steps of the process, and we will release the students to write without support.

Some of the instructional pieces that will support students shared and interactive writing are story acting, storytelling, interactive drawing, and grammar.

TAKEAWAYS:
Ideas on where Shared and Interactive Writing can fall within the school day. A sample template will be available for teachers to take and use to plan back in their classrooms.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 205

8:30am

Behavior - K-5 - Managing Persistent Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore how to create and maintain consistent expectations with a student who frequently challenges them. They will learn how to utilize a variety of effective strategies and interventions, as well as appropriate consequences when those expectations are not met, with the goal of minimizing referrals and keeping the student in the classroom. Relevant for all K-5 staff and administrators.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 612

8:30am

Dual Language/ESL - 3-5 - Gramática Auténtica
Limited Capacity seats available

Are your students missing the connection between grammar study and writing? Are you unsure how grammar fits into your literacy instruction? Utilizing straegies from Janet Angelillo and Jeff Anderson, we will explore authentic ways to teach grammar. These engaging ideas will help students make connections between their reading and writing. You will walk away with practical ways to infuse grammar into your writing workshop using mentor sentences, mini-lessons, and word work.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 103

8:30am

Math Intervention - 3-5 - Whoever Knew There Were So Many Facets? The Progression of Multiplication and Division in Grades 3-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Who knew that multiplication and division was so complex? Come experience how students grow and learn by exploring the phases of multiplication and division with manipulative materials, visual representations, and appropriate vocabulary. This 3-hour intermediate session will impact your students as you gain insights into and interact with some really big ideas in mathematics.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 110

8:30am

Fine Arts - K-12 - How to Create Instructional Demo Videos
Limited Capacity seats available

Need to save time with lengthy and messy demos? Need tutorials to help students who need further practice? Need a resource for absent students? Learn how to create and edit instructional demo videos using your Ladibug document camera and Windows Moviemaker. Also, learn how to create videos using a screen recording app on the computer. for the times when you need to show a process on a computer.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Scalan

Carolyn Scalan

Visual Arts Educator, Gattis ES
I am an elementary art teacher who is passionate about student choice and voice in my art room. I desire for my students to take ownership and develop and pursue their own ideas. I am also passionate about integrating art and technology and having my students use technology to its... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 203

8:30am

Inst Tech - All Levels - Taking It Up a Notch with Gmail and Calendar
Limited Capacity seats available

Take control of your inbox and calendar by making them work for you. This session will
cover for Gmail; labels, filters, priority inbox, canned responses, and gadgets among other
things. For Calendar; personalizing your calendar, tasks, different views, adding calendars,
“Find a time”, Labs, and more.

**Bring a fully charged internet capable device. Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 605

8:30am

ED Assessments and MDs
Limited Capacity seats available

We will review assessments and what to look for in answering MD questions.  As part of the training, we will also review functional implications and what to include in your assessment reports so that all areas of the child's disability are addressed. 


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 117

8:30am

LID - Early Learners in the FCC Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience: PPCD FCC teachers / FCC teachers / FLC teachers / Play Based Assessment Team
The learner will learn how to use the task analysis of the VB-MAPP to assess and teach skills to early learners in the FLC and FCC settings.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 111

8:30am

Special Education - K-12 - ARD Facilitation
Limited Capacity seats available

Review of recent legal updates regarding the ARD process along with practical guide to ARD Facilitation.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 118

8:30am

GT Module 4 - Creativity and Questioning
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 4.1 Understands the characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of these characteristics on instructional strategies used in classrooms for the gifted and talented. 4.2 Designs lessons within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking in the gifted and talented students. 4.3 Locates and develops resources for assisting gifted and talented students in the fulfillment of their creative potential. 4.4 Adapts the classroom to the learning differences of each gifted and talented learner including the management of large and small groups and independent learning. 4.5 Identifies strategies from gifted education that can be used in the regular classroom.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 613

8:30am

GT Module 5 - Curriculum Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 5.1 Applies the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student. 5.2 Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and affective content as related to each academic discipline, to multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes, issues, and problems. 5.3 Develops activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline. 5.4 Includes meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning. 5.5 Collaborates with general education professionals in the development and coordination of programs for gifted and talented students.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 615

8:30am

GT Update K-12: Bring Depth and Complexity to YOUR Campus
Limited Capacity seats available

Work with our Trainer of Trainers to learn all about Depth and Complexity and how to bring that knowledge back to your campus and provide PD for the staff. In this session, you will learn the framework and recieve the resources for you to implement training at your campus.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 207B

8:30am

GT Update K-12: Ignite Your Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Our workshop is based on the book The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King and strategies from Bill Perryman’s book 7 Steps to Developing a Language Rich Interactive Classroom. We use the content from the King’s book to generate thinking stems that help teachers to explore risk taking. We use examples and articles to build the scaffolding to take risks. We use Q&A strategies from Perryman’s book to read the articles but also demonstrate how they work and can be easily implemented in your classroom making every student accountable. These strategies have been very successful with our talented and gifted population because they get so tired of the same lessons and techniques and start tuning out. These lessons hold every child accountable, but even better, they are engaged and eager to participate.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 607

8:30am

GT Update: A TAG Book Study: Making All Kids Smarter
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a great opportunity for all teachers to learn about strategies and activities for teaching all kids to be thinkers, not just gifted students. In addition to looking at the needs of gifted students, we will look at brain compatible classrooms, differentiation, interdisciplinary thematic instruction, the icons of Depth & Complexity, and questioning strategies that benefit all students. And we'll have some fun while doing it! Teachers will benefit from reading Making All Kids Smarter Strategies That Help All Students Reach Their Highest Potential by John DeLandtsheer prior to the class, but they can still attend if they haven't had a chance to finish the book. Target Audience K-5

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 112

8:30am

GT Update: Cloudy with a Chance of Gifted
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore and analyze different types of gifted students through the film and characters in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Movie will be shown as part of training. No need to watch it ahead of time :)

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 606

8:30am

Science K-5 - Introduction to Writing in Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Through first hand experience, participants develop an understanding of the inquiry based instructional approach to Science used in RRISD. Included in this session are TEKS aligned hands on shared experiences, visual, verbal and written supports for students as well as authentic shared and independent expository writing experiences embedded into specific lessons. These essential components are designed to seamlessly integrate into other current models of instruction such as PBL, IB, STEM/STEAM, and Dual Language. Differentiation for the unique needs of ALL students is built into this research-based approach to building deep scientific understanding and literacy.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 113

8:30am

More Meaning: Developmentally Appropriate Practice & Small Group Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

With all we have to cover in Pre-K, sometimes we don’t focus as much as we would like on guided play, social emotional skills, and higher level learning. This session will explore practical ways to integrate these components into a rigorous developmentally appropriate day.  We will also explore how to use differentiated, fun small group lessons to give every child what she needs. The pragmatics of setting up daily small groups and lesson ideas will be shared. Come explore, reflect, and prepare to make this year the most meaningful ever!


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walsh Middle School 3850 Walsh Ranch Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 8 - CKH Process Champions Fall Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Process Champions at current Capturing Kids' Hearts campuses are welcome to join our annual kick off meeting. We will share best practices for getting the year started, methodologies for keeping CKH alive and well throughout the year, and provide time for collaborative planning!

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 204

8:30am

FAC/ FLC 101
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is specifically for new FAC and FLC teachers, but any FAC/ FLC teacher is welcome. Training in environmental/classroom set up, data collection, visual supports and expectations for the FAC/FLC classrooms.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 114

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 5 - 7 Habits Training (New Hires to TLIM Schools)
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is designed for staff members to Teravista Elementary, Double File Trail Elementary, Blackland Prairie Elementary, and Great Oaks Elementary who have not received their 7 Habits training. This course will be taught by certified 7 Habits Trainers and will explore the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - Tuesday July 31, 2018 3:30pm
Room 107

8:30am

CPI Initial Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Two-day training in nonviolent crisis intervention. This course covers verbal
de-escalation, physical intervention holding skills, and controlling an individual with non-harmful restraints. This course if for staff members who may encounter an acting out individual. The participants will learn verbal
de-escalation skills and physical techniques to support students with challenging behavior.

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - Tuesday July 31, 2018 3:30pm
Room 109

9:00am

Foam Rolling Class
Limited Capacity seats available

“Dr. Miguel Millan & Christopher Jammer of Airrosti Rehab Centers will be joining us Monday, July 30th from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM hosting a foam rolling class for our RRISD Dance Educators. They’ll learn how this valuable tool can increase flexibility, blood flow and circulation, while reducing injuries or pain. Not to mention, keep dancers doing what they love doing! Learn how the foam roller not only helps with injury resolution but is vital in injury prevention!
If you are not familiar; Airrosti, is a conservative, non-invasive approach for pain/injuries. Typical injury resolutions are experienced on average, within 3 visits!”


Monday July 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 904

9:30am

Bookshare Online Library: Information and Usage
Limited Capacity seats available

For core teachers; reading specialists; reading teachers, campus Bookshare contacts. Bookshare is a free text-to-speech online library for students who meet eligibility with a learning disability, low vision/blindness, or physical disability that significantly interferes with reading. This is for anyone interested in finding out more about the program and how to use it. Bring your laptop as it will be used.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 626

9:30am

WIST introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

For NEW Just Words teachers and reading specialists. Teachers new to the WIST will learn how to administer this assessment. Bring your WIST kit.

Speakers
KB

Katie Bryan

Dyslexia Specialist
I am a district dyslexia specialist and a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. My primary role is to support teachers in implementing Wilson Reading System, including facilitating Level 1 certification with a year-long cohort.


Monday July 30, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 611

9:30am

Anchor Charts for World Languages
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of just hanging frilly decorations on your classroom walls?  Why not create usable, colorful anchor charts that bring your lesson to life and also serve as reference for your students?  Join in this hands-on session where you will be able to make and take anchor charts for your classroom walls and also walk away with ideas of anchor charts you can create with your own students.  Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own paper and any anchor charts ideas that have worked well for you in the classroom.  Don't forget to bring a poster board storage box to carry your masterpieces home.


Monday July 30, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm
Room 624

10:00am

Graphic Design for Dance Educators Class
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will be specifically designed for dance educators.
Be the Master of your Digital Marketing
Tired of relying on "experts" to generate your graphics? Interested in learning or improving your graphic arts skills? Consider attending this 2 hour, Raster vs Vector class. Learn the skills needed to create a printable graphic in Adobe Illustrator for your marketing purposes.
Leave the class with the basic knowledge of illustrator tools, graphic language, and be able to create your image while getting your message across

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 604

10:30am

Bookshare Online Library: Information and Usage
Limited Capacity seats available

For core teachers; reading specialists; reading teachers, campus Bookshare contacts. Bookshare is a free text-to-speech online library for students who meet eligibility with a learning disability, low vision/blindness, or physical disability that significantly interferes with reading. This is for anyone interested in finding out more about the program and how to use it. Bring your laptop as it will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 626

12:30pm

Just Start Just Words and eStar documentation
Limited Capacity seats available

For current and previously trained (2-day training) Just Words teachers/Reading specialists. This course will discuss the Just Words program and planning for the school year. This is not the 2-day prerequisite to teach the class. Bring your laptop, and Just Words teacher kit as they will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Abbott

Jessica Abbott

Dyslexia Specialist: Wilson Support, RtI - Dyslexia
I have taught 16 years, 14 in Round Rock focusing on secondary education. I am K-12, SpEd, ESL, 4-8 ELA certified, a Wilson Just Words Facilitator, and am Wilson Level 1 certified. I am the Learning Ally and Bookshare online resource district contact, along with Wanda McMillian... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 108

12:30pm

Science - 4/5 - Designing and Implementing Science Investigations.
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you wonder how to create engaging, student-centered science investigations? Come collaborate and explore with us, as we look at the first units in the ARRC, and look for ways to bring science alive for your students. We will take on the role of students trying out an investigation that you can take back and use the first week of school.

This course will support teachers in focusing on the process standards.

You will leave with lesson plan ideas for your first week of school!

Speakers
LL

Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 203

12:30pm

Behavior - K-5 - Positive Student Interaction (PSI)
Limited Capacity seats available

Positive Student Interaction (PSI) defines and explores the three types of interactions between staff and students: Instructional, Corrective, and Social. Specific focus is placed on the critical importance of PSI in every school setting, how to re-frame interactions to obtain the response or result you desire from your students, and how to adjust 'Phraseology' to have a positive impact, especially with students who exhibit challenging or negative behaviors. Relevant for all K-5 staff and administrators.


Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 612

12:30pm

Math - K-2 - Successful Spiral Review
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for ways to make your daily spiral review time relevant and engaging for your K-2 students? Learn how to plan and facilitate TEKS-aligned activities that incorporate various learning styles and infuse the process standards. You will walk away with practical, ready-to-use activities that will enhance your spiral review routines. This session is ideal for grades K-2 classroom teachers, special education teachers, and interventionists.


Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 207A

12:30pm

Inst Tech - All Levels - Taking It Up a Notch with Gmail and Calendar
Limited Capacity seats available

Take control of your inbox and calendar by making them work for you. This session will
cover for Gmail; labels, filters, priority inbox, canned responses, and gadgets among other
things. For Calendar; personalizing your calendar, tasks, different views, adding calendars,
“Find a time”, Labs, and more.

**Bring a fully charged internet capable device. Participants need to have a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Scarborough

Pam Scarborough

Asst Director, Round Rock ISD


Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 605

12:30pm

LID - Mand Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Audience: FCC / FAC / FLC teachers
Teaching students to request wants and desires is an important aspect of language instruction. This session will teach staff how to capture and contrive motivation. Staff will learn how to complete a preference assessment, select target skills and collect mand data.


Monday July 30, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 111

1:30pm

Empowering World Language Students Through Proficiency-Based Instruction
It’s not your “Mom and Pop’s” language classroom anymore. The days of learning languages with worksheets are long gone. As we start down the path of a new era for World Languages with new TEKS and new instructional materials, Proficiency is now the name of the game. The presenters will explore the paradigm shifts that many language supervisors all over the county have initiated with their teams in order to reform language learning. By unpacking the 15 indicators of a 21st century. This course is also being offered during SummeRR Camp. If you are NOT attending SummeRR Camp, please be sure to register for this course separately in Eduphoria using the Eduphoria Registration ink above. 


Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 746

1:30pm

Preparing Elementary Students & Parents for the Future Ahead
Limited Capacity seats available

This course is for elementary teachers of students receiving special education services. Although formal transition planning often does not start until the student is 14, there are many things that elementary teachers need to know to be able to prepare students and their parents for what lies ahead. Teachers will learn which students' parents should access state agencies now (including navigating waiting lists); teachers will learn how to best guide students in self-determination, self-advocacy and independence and how to talk to parents about what they may do at home to promote the same.


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

8:30am

GT Update: K-12 Equity Focus: Assessments and Local Norms for Identification in Diverse Populations
Limited Capacity seats available

Get an overview of the district's use of local norms, assessements, and service options that are directred at improving equity in our district's identification for gifted services. An excellent course for those who serve on campus screening and selection committees.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 615

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 5 - Supporting Second Step Implementation as a Counselor
Limited Capacity seats available

Counselors play an integral role in the implementation of Second Step on campus. This intermediate - expert level course will provide counselors who have knowledge of Second Step (or perhaps have previously taught Second Step on camps) with tips, tools, and tricks to support a campus wide implementation on campus. Counselors will leave this session with a network of resources, the RRISD SEL framework, and materials to help teachers be successful in their classrooms.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am
Room 207B

8:30am

Behavior - K-5 - De-escalation Strategies and Techniques
Limited Capacity seats available

Students in the classroom today come from a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. This brings a new set of challenges to campus administration and staff when experiencing a student whose behavior is escalating. Since minimal time is spent learning about classroom management and behavior when getting teaching degrees and certifications, this training will help to bridge that gap and provide the participant with more options to address a variety of challenging behaviors in the classroom and school setting. Recommended for any first-year elementary teachers. Relevant for all K-5 staff and administrators.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 612

8:30am

ELA/SS-K-2-Stop, Integrate, and Listen!
Limited Capacity seats available

We are all looking for more instructional time in our day. Sometimes social studies can get lost in this crunch for time. Together we will explore authentic ways to integrate social studies content into our daily Balanced Literacy block. After spending this learning time together, you will walk away with ideas, in addition to engaging lesson plans that utilize Jennifer Serravallo, Jeff Anderson, and Fountas and Pinnell. This course will embed ESL strategies, as well as culturally responsive instruction.

Speakers
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Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 606

8:30am

Fine Arts - K-12 - The Itty Bitty Details of 3D Printing- What You Might Not Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all visual arts teachers – learn more about our rotating 3D printers - It looks fun! It looks exciting! You've created and are ready to print...but oops, it's HUGE! It's the wrong kind of file. You missed seeing that a student's piece was floating above its base. Learn about the itty bitty details that will make your 3D printing with your class go more smoothly.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Scalan

Carolyn Scalan

Visual Arts Educator, Gattis ES
I am an elementary art teacher who is passionate about student choice and voice in my art room. I desire for my students to take ownership and develop and pursue their own ideas. I am also passionate about integrating art and technology and having my students use technology to its... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 616

8:30am

Middle School Curriculum Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Middle School Educators will gather to work on planning for the upcoming year for curriculum, ARRC, preparation for shows and projects. Any Middle Dance educator is welcome to attend.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 613

8:30am

SEL - PreK - 12 - Mindfulness In The Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Mindfulness is popping up everywhere we look - from the cover of TIME magazine to the classroom! The power of breath and taking a moment to pause is a great tool for all individuals to have in their toolbox.

This introductory level course is an experiential course open to all RRISD staff members who wish to dive in to mindfulness practices for their classroom use. This course will discuss the impacts of mindfulness on student achievement, teaching self - regulation skills to students, as well as how language can work together with breathing techniques. Participants will leave with a variety of instructional practices that can infuse mindfulness into the classroom setting to create a safe, inclusive space for everyone.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 204

8:30am

Instructional Reading Strategies for students with low cognitive disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

Course is designed for LID teachers (FAC and FLC)
Instructors will provide reading resources and strategies for students with low cognitive disabilities. A guest speaker from DSACT will also be providing training.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 624

8:30am

Special Education - K-12- Reevaluations - When, Why and How to Test
Limited Capacity seats available

A review of the reevaluation process and how to make decisions when completing the REED.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am
Room 626

8:30am

GT Module 5 - Curriculum Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 5.1 Applies the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student. 5.2 Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and affective content as related to each academic discipline, to multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes, issues, and problems. 5.3 Develops activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline. 5.4 Includes meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning. 5.5 Collaborates with general education professionals in the development and coordination of programs for gifted and talented students.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 208

8:30am

Novel Ideas for Novels in World Language Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Literacy is critical in successful language acquisition. This session will briefly rpesent relevant research related to literacy and language gains in the World Language classroom, then connect the research with interactive opportunity for creating effective and efficient input and output strategies that promote literacy in L2 via reading activities.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 205

8:30am

ELA-Prekindergarten-Growing Children as Writers and Readers of the World
Limited Capacity seats available

We know that a huge part of a Pre-K day is spent playing so we’ll highlight the intersection of literacy and play, This course is designed to support teachers of young readers, writers, and talkers.

You will learn how to plan for read aloud as a cornerstone of your classroom instruction. Presenters will help you consider different types of read aloud across the day in order to augment children’s literacy experiences. A wide range of books will be introduced and you will learn ways read aloud can be used to nurture, engage, and activate children’s minds and emotions.

The course will also address the significance of drawing and writing for a variety of purposes, from sharing stories about the people and places from students’ lives to teaching everything they know about the things they love the most. You can imagine the opportunities for rich language development as children talk, draw, and write.

You’ll hear ideas for monitoring and recording children’s work and ways to use these observations to make adaptations and modifications designed to meet the needs of every child in the room. Listening to children’s talk, observing their interactions with books, materials, and one another can give you a window into their lives and help you plan for their learning with intention and flexibility.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 207A

8:30am

LOTE/GENERAL ED 6-12 Mindful and Accommodation Friendly Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This 6 hour course will address a mindful approach to classroom structure and management including the inclusion of 504/IEP accommodations. This course includes both direct instruction partnered with hands on activity building and interaction with technology to make a more inclusive but strong social emotional learning environment. Course will include an introduction to the use of Google Classroom and Flip Grid as well as mindfulness tools such as Virtual Hope Box.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm
Room 203

9:30am

WIST introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

For NEW Just Words teachers and reading specialists. Teachers new to the WIST will learn how to administer this assessment. Bring your WIST kit.

Speakers
KB

Katie Bryan

Dyslexia Specialist
I am a district dyslexia specialist and a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. My primary role is to support teachers in implementing Wilson Reading System, including facilitating Level 1 certification with a year-long cohort.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 611

10:30am

WIST Refresher
Limited Capacity seats available

For Just Words teachers and reading specialists. Teachers will review the process of giving the WIST assessment along with tips for smooth administration. Bring your WIST kit.

Speakers
KB

Katie Bryan

Dyslexia Specialist
I am a district dyslexia specialist and a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. My primary role is to support teachers in implementing Wilson Reading System, including facilitating Level 1 certification with a year-long cohort.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 611

10:30am

Students as Performers
Limited Capacity seats available

Since Proficiency is the name of the game, performance is the key! This session will focus on the use of Integrated Performance Assessments (IPA) in the World Language Classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to develop performance-based activities as part of an IPA to build proficiency across all three modes communication: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational. This course is also being offered during SummeRR Camp. If you are NOT attending SummeRR Camp, please be sure to register for this course separately in Eduphoria using the link below. 

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 112

10:30am

GT Update: K-12 Equity in Gifted Education: A State Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

Take an in depth look at the report published by TEA that focuses on best practices in identification of gifted students in under-represented populations. In this session you will learn how to look for traits of giftedness in under represented populations.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 10:30am - 12:20pm
Room 615

12:30pm

Math K-12 Math Anxiety
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a discussion about the causes and effects of math anxiety and strategies to support a healthy math community.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Room 737

12:30pm

Dyslexia: What to look for / Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

For core teachers; reading specialists; reading teachers; interventionists. This class is for interventionists or classroom teachers who suspect that a student may have dyslexia. Learn how to recognize the signs, symptoms, and affects of dyslexia in elementary-aged children, as well as common strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Baker

Dyslexia Evaluator, RRISD
I taught for 9 years as a classroom teacher, and then 6 years as an Interventionist. I am certified in Wilson Reading System and Reading Recovery. This past school year I served as dyslexia support at the elementary level. This next school year I will serve as a Dyslexia Evaluator... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 628

12:30pm

eSTAR Documentation for Wilson/BLS
Limited Capacity seats available

For Interventionists. Interventionists will walk through the documentation process in eSTAR for students who receive dyslexia services.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Baker

Dyslexia Evaluator, RRISD
I taught for 9 years as a classroom teacher, and then 6 years as an Interventionist. I am certified in Wilson Reading System and Reading Recovery. This past school year I served as dyslexia support at the elementary level. This next school year I will serve as a Dyslexia Evaluator... Read More →
KB

Katie Bryan

Dyslexia Specialist
I am a district dyslexia specialist and a Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. My primary role is to support teachers in implementing Wilson Reading System, including facilitating Level 1 certification with a year-long cohort.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 630

12:30pm

2018/07/31-ELA-K-5- Conferring with Readers
Limited Capacity seats available

How can I move my readers forward? What are my students thinking about when they read? What strategies are they using to understand the text? If these are some questions you are asking during your reading workshop, please join us in this Conferring with Readers session.

Reading conferences create one-to-one teaching opportunities within your reading workshop. This course will benefit those who are seeking to:

~Explore purposes for conferring
~Examine structures for effective reading conferences
~Find tools for collecting data to move readers forward
~Share ideas to target students’ needs

Speakers
avatar for Jake Page

Jake Page

Instructional Coach-Elementary, Berkman AIA


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 204

12:30pm

COMBO JAM session
Limited Capacity seats available

Dance Educators at every level will gather to bring their best 8- 8count combination of any dance genre for teaching use next school year. Come learn and share with your fellow educators in the district.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 904

12:30pm

LOTE - Level 1 - Creating Listening Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaborate with other LOTE level 1 teachers to create questions and activities that will assess students' ability to understand and interpret authentic listening tasks.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 205

12:30pm

SEL - PreK - 5 - Supporting Second Step Implementation as a Counselor (New To Program)
Limited Capacity seats available

Counselors play an integral role in the implementation of Second Step on campus. This BEGINNER level course will provide counselors who are working with campuses as they integrate Second Step on campus for the first time. Counselors with little prior knowledge of Second Step should attend this session.

This session will provide counselors with tips, tools, and tricks to support a campus wide implementation on campus. Counselors will leave this session with a network of resources, the RRISD SEL framework, and materials to help teachers be successful in their classrooms.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 207B

12:30pm

Understanding Career Prep (VAC) and 18+ Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed for High School ARD Fac., LSSPs and Dept. Chairs, attendees will gain insight into the SPED Career Prep classes and who should be recommended for them. They will also gain an understanding of the three 18+ programs and what they entail and which students could benefit from each. Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to answer questions that students, teachers and parents have about these courses and programs during transition planning and at annual ARDs.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 626

12:30pm

Unique Learning System Curriculum for LID teachers only
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will instruct you on how to use ULS daily in your LID classroom. You will learn how to input students, plan lessons, and use checkpoints and benchmarks to help you collect data for every student.


Tuesday July 31, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 606

1:30pm

GT Update: K-5 Use Picture Books to Promote Equity in GT Identification
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to use picture books with characters from diverse backgrousnds to stimulate high order thinking skills and to identifify potential students for gifted services.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 615