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Monday, July 23
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 207B

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 738

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 204

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 723

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 207B

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 203
 
Tuesday, July 24
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 748

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 204

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
700 Cafeteria

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
700 Cafeteria

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 207B

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 616

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 628

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 207A

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 626

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 727

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 204

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 748
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 203

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 604

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 112

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 630

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 204

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 737
 
Thursday, July 26
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 208

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 204

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 742
 
Monday, July 30
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 205
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

8:30am CDT

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
LL

Leilani Losli

Instructional Coach, RRISD


Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 606

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 204