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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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Secondary ELA [clear filter]
Tuesday, July 24
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 727

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 744

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 722

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 728

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 626

9:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 742

9:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 743

9:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 747

10:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 742

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 604

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 742

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 722

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 726

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 745

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 628

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 604

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 742

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 722

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 743

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 604

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 742

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 722
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 731

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 722

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 748
 
Thursday, July 26
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 721

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 722