January 29, 2013 Breakout Sessions

 
1. Science in 60
Participants will learn how to use one hour of a sixth grade science class once a week to research, create, rehearse, and record science concepts that are presented to the whole school via the televised morning announcements. The finished recorded presentation cannot last more than sixty seconds!
Presenter: Jan Koloszar - Northwestern Elementary School
Room: Golden Ballroom 4
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ES

 
2. RTI: Increase Teacher Capacity
Professional development designed around lesson observation of individual learners allows teachers to better understand the complexity of reading and writing. The presenters will share their journey of creating a system for increasing teacher capacity and streamlining the RTI process in their district.
Presenters: Angela Schoenbeck, Lesley Miller - Community Schools of Frankfort
Room: Fortune Square B
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ES

 
3. Engage Them ALL
Engage Them ALL is a session that is unlike typical in-services. Participants will be exposed to more than 30 strategies that increase student engagement in the classroom. Strategies include attention-getters, state changers, checks for understanding, processing techniques and motivators.
Presenters: Jennifer McDunnough - Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fort Wayne Community Schools; Judi Henderson - Fort Wayne Community Schools
Room: Fortune Square C
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ALL

 
4. Empowering Teachers for Success
In today's educational climate, teachers are juggling standards with new evaluation systems, classrooms of disenfranchised students, all with less planning time. These powerful strategies will ultimately increase the learning taking place in their classrooms. Learn something today; use it tomorrow! Empowering Teachers with Tools for Success!
Presenter: Jeanne Schwartz - Center Grove Community School Corporation, Center Grove Community School Corp
Room: Golden Ballroom 7
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ALL

 
5. Learn Zillion
Learn Zillion, a free online website, is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. This presentation will demonstrate how each lesson highlights a Common Core Standard in Math and English for grades 3-9. The presenter will also show how teachers can utilize Learn Zillion's five-minute video instruction to individualize student lessons.
Presenter: Ronald Shaffer - Maconaquah Middle School
Room: Fortune Square A
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ALL

 
6. Discover Greatness in Wellness
With the power of 'I Can' statements, differentiated instruction is designed to meet the needs of students in wellness activities. Participants will learn how to challenge students with 'I Can' statements across instructional settings. Students experience excellence, explore opportunities, and realize their potential!
Presenters: Craig Dragash, Margaret Merriman - Clay Middle School; Leyla Niese - Carmel Clay School, Carmel Clay Schools
Room: Golden Ballroom 6
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: MS

 
7. Ditch That Textbook!
Learn to meet your students in the digital worlds where they live and reap the rewards. In this session teachers will see methods that have less emphasis on the book. Participants will leave with ideas on how to supplement or completely replace textbooks with Web-based resources or by using techniques inspired by them. Participants will see examples for 1:1 initiatives, computer labs, AND low-tech classrooms with no computers.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 1
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: MS / HS

 
8. Put Fun In Math Class
Need some ideas on how to bring some fun back to math class? The presenter will share some exciting activities that can be used during class time to engage, excite and motivate students to practice math concepts. Participants will take away ideas you will be able to use in your classrooms tomorrow!
Presenter: Heather Hart - Center Grove High School
Room: Golden Ballroom 2
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: MS / HS

 
9. Teaching Advanced Placement
This session introduces Teaching Advanced Placement: A Practical Handbook for Success, created by twelve experienced AP teachers. The handbook contains practical advice, commons sense wisdom, and helpful tips that will benefit all AP teachers, whether new or experienced, helping to create rigorous courses that prepare students for academic success.
Presenter: Judith Libby - American Student Achievement Institute
Room: Fortune Square D
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: HS

 
10. 8th Grade - Plan, Prepare, Pay
This session introduces the Learn More Indiana Speakers Bureau presentation, Plan, Prepare, Pay for 8th Graders. When re-presented locally, content will help students understand what they need to do in eighth grade to plan, prepare, and pay for college access and college success.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 5
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: MS

 
11. Working as a Community
The Perry County College Success Coalition will share their local success through implementing the College Success Coalition (CSC) initiative in their county. Participants will learn how the Perry County CSC partnered with local business, industry, development corporation and more to bring the message of high school plus opportunities to our local students.
Presenters: Carol Hagedorn - William Tell Elementary School; Cindia Ress - Tell City Junior High School
Room: Directors Row 2
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ALL

 
12. Learn More Indiana's College Success Campaigns
This session will highlight the Learn More Indiana campaigns; College Go! Week, Cash for College and Know How 2 Go, with a focus on Cash for College. The campaigns are designed to help students and families plan, prepare and pay for college with practical steps during the year.
Presenters: Sara Hess - Learn More Indiana-Commission for Higher Education; Tatum Miller - ICHE-Learn More Indiana
Room: Golden Ballroom 3
Time: 10:30 - 11:15
Level: ALL

 
13. Sustaining the RTI Model
Response To Intervention is an essential educational plan to meet the needs of all students. But your school may be having implementation issues even after 2-5 years. In this session we will discuss the difference between a social school environment and a collaborative school environment.
Presenter: Joe Cline - Independent Education Consultant
Room: Golden Ballroom 4
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ES / MS

 
14. Part of the School Family
All students need to feel important, but how do schools get that across? The crisis approach, waiting till there is a problem is neither valued or the best educational practice. The answer is develop programs that truly acknowledges the student has an active member of the school.
Presenter:
Room: Fortune Square B
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ES

 
15. Positive Behavior Management
This presentation will showcase school-wide Positive Behavior Management programs. The presenter will also discuss the importance of creating a positive relationship with students. All the programs and suggestions are easy to implement with minimal work from teachers and administrators.
Presenter: Jenny Mygrant - Sycamore Elementary School
Room: Fortune Square C
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ES

 
16. Mission: Celebrate Teaching
To best meet the needs of students, teachers must first have a clear focus on their mission. If the daily demands of teaching have steered you off course, this is the session for you. Melanie's stories will help you define why teachers matter, and you will leave feeling celebrated.
Presenter: Melanie Park - Indiana Department of Education
Room: Golden Ballroom 7
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ALL

 
17. Get Out of Your Seat! Learn Math!
Learn the Cupid Shuffle, Cha-Cha Slide, and Wobble Yourself Out of your Seat. These are get out of your seat approaches to learning math. Participants learn to make connections with their students that make learning fun and easy. This session gives participants ideas and activities that they can take back to their school and use the next day. Learn how to raise test scores and excite students in all elementary and middle school math classes.
Presenters: Cory Howard, Ronald Shaffer - Maconaquah Middle School
Room: Fortune Square A
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ES / MS

 
18. Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Schools
The presenter will briefly describe the four components considered essential to the school and community in suicide prevention: administrative readiness, training for staff, parent workshops, and student curriculum. The intent of this presentation is to bring awareness of evidence-based suicide intervention and prevention training that is available to those who need it most: administrators, school counselors, teachers, parents, and students.
Presenter: Alice Jordan-Miles - Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne
Room: Golden Ballroom 6
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ALL

 
19. Do You Know Web 2.0?
QR Codes, Prezi, LiveBinder, & Doodle are just a few free Web 2.0 Tools that you can use daily to make everyday tasks, presentations and communication easier. Bring your iPad or laptop as we explore these tools. You will leave with knowledge and resources that you can use at work the next day.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 1
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ALL

 
20. Powerful Question Techniques
Effective classroom questioning techniques enable all students to think and achieve at the high levels demanded by Indiana Common Core Standards. Review the basic types of open and closed questions, and purposefully include questions in each lesson that promote Blooms higher level thinking skills.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 2
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ALL

 
21. Engaging in Algebra
Algebra teachers often hear students state "I will never use this!" In order to proactively combat the inevitable faulty premise that algebra is 'useless', this workshop will focus on harvesting lesson plans from local to global events, as well as how to incorporate music as a learning tool AND an example of useful algebra in real life.
Presenter: Jeff Truelock - Arsenal Technical High School
Room: Fortune Square D
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: HS

 
22. 11th Grade - Plan, Prepare, Pay
This session introduces the Learn More Indiana Speakers Bureau presentation, Plan, Prepare, Pay for 11th Graders. When re-presented locally, content will help students understand what they need to do in eleventh grade to plan, prepare, and pay for college access and college success.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 5
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: HS

 
23. Community Education Summit
This session will be highlight the Education Summit the St. Joseph CSC held in October. The summit aimed to engage members of the business community with K-12 educators and post secondary institutions. The presenters will discuss ways they have ensured diversity of team members, methods of keeping members engaged, and best practices from other coalitions.
Presenters: Christina Brooks - St. Joseph County CSC; Chris O'Brien, Juliann Jankowski - CSC Steering Team: St. Joseph Co CSC
Room: Directors Row 2
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: ALL

 
24. Learn More Indiana College Readiness Survey
This session will discuss the upcoming survey administration and how the results can best be used by administrators, including high school counselors and admission counselors. We will discuss the type of information that is collected and how to utilize the data obtained to best guide students.
Presenter: Tatum Miller - ICHE-Learn More Indiana
Room: Golden Ballroom 3
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Level: MS / HS

 
25. Literacy in K-3 Classroom
We will demonstrate how to effectively run differentiated book clubs in the classroom. The small group opportunity allows each student to confidently read a book at his/her independent reading level. This is on top of the 90 minute reading block and encourages fluency, comp., and inference skills.
Presenters: Amy Stayte, Gina Boardman - Northwood Elementary School
Room: Golden Ballroom 4
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ES

 
26. Behaviors Be Gone
Achievement Gaps occur for many reasons. A significant cause, classroom management, is a daily challenge for teachers. This session provides educators with immediate strategies that eliminate repeated warnings and multiple requests which will help build and sustain high achieving classrooms.
Presenter: Jennifer Osting - Decatur County Community Schools, Decatur County Community Schools
Room: Fortune Square B
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ALL

 
27. Positive Behavior Framework
School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving academic and behavior outcomes for all students. Critical components of the framework will be explored.
Presenter: Thomas Stacho - BehaviorInSchools.com
Room: Fortune Square C
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ALL

 
28. Community and Confidence in the Classroom
Three classroom teachers share what they and their school do to develop relationships with students at the start of the year. These teachers also share activities and strategies their school uses to continue growing these relationships.
Presenters: Tony Sturgeon, Michael Fassold - Fishers Junior High School
Room: Golden Ballroom 7
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: MS / HS

 
29. Math Media Hooks
This presenter shares how to use media hooks in math to make learning fun and meaningful. The presenter shares a collection of ideas that include videos, music, and humor, and how these ideas can be easily implemented into any level of standards-based math lesson. Lessons that leave a meaningful impression on students.
Presenter: Ronald Shaffer - Maconaquah Middle School
Room: Fortune Square A
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ALL

 
30. Achieving more with Achieve3000
Achieve3000 has made our transition to the Common Core and an emphasis on informational text easy and successful. The articles are relevant and differentiated to the students. Achieve3000 is the best digital answer to improving student reading and incorporating high interest informational text.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 6
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ES / MS

 
31. PRISM - Resources for STEM
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology PRISM database is an excellent resource for locating engaging, interactive tools for STEM teachers. Learn about the resources, professional development opportunities and free Moodle course hosting available through PRISM.
Presenter: Deborah Gaff - Rose Hulman PRISM Project
Room: Golden Ballroom 1
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ALL

 
32. Advancing AP, IB and Dual Credit
High schools involved in ASAI's new Advancing Academic Rigor (AAR) initiative will increase the percentage of graduates who succeed in AP, IB and/or dual credit courses. Learn how your school can be involved in this promising, no-cost initiative.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 2
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: HS

 
33. Get Started, Stay on Task
The presenter will explain how a deck of cards and an interactive projector can be used to get class started, encourage student preparedness, and keep a class on task. The Daily Draw has nearly ended distractions of forgotten items and the use of a Daily Agenda models organization and planning for students.
Presenter: Tina Kunkler-Laake - South Knox Middle-High School
Room: Fortune Square D
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: MS / HS

 
34. Preparing for College
This session introduces the Learn More Indiana Speakers Bureau presentation, Preparing for College. When presented locally, content will help students, parents, and others understand how to create a rigorous four-year course plan that will lead to college access and success.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 5
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: MS / HS

 
35. Student Movement for Change
What if your school was a place where students and adults embraced values like compassion, determination, respect, and cooperation? What if students were the ones who led the movement? Get practical ideas & tools to change the climate of your school through a common language -- not another program.
Presenters: Brian Derrer, Leslie Bolser - The Movement in Richmond High School
Room: Directors Row 2
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: ALL

 
36. 21st Century Scholars
This session will highlight changes to the 21st Century Scholars Program and efforts to improve 21st Century Scholar success rates with a renewed emphasis on student preparation and college completion.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 3
Time: 2:15 - 3:00
Level: MS / HS

 
37. Decisions through Data Teams/PLC
We want to share our journey with you about Professional Learning Communities, Data Team Pre/Post Assessments, and our Tracking Process to ensure individual student growth and achievement. We use the current data for benchmarks, RTI Selection and explicit instruction.
Presenters: Paris Ellen, Becky Skeel - Northwood Elementary School
Room: Golden Ballroom 4
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ES

 
38. Nature Deficit Disorder
There is an increasing divide between the young and the natural world. This presentation explores the serious academic, social, psychological and physical implications of that growing divide between children and nature, and suggests what we can do to help reverse the trend.
Presenter: Sam Carman - Indiana DNR-Division of Forestry
Room: Fortune Square B
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
39. IMPACT On Behavior
Proven behavior management strategies that can be implemented immediately. K-12 teachers will learn how to develop (or fine tune) their classroom management plan focusing on positive interaction, supervision, environment and correction procedures.
Presenter: Thomas Stacho - BehaviorInSchools.com
Room: Fortune Square C
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
40. Personal Learning Environments
In this session the presenter will discuss features of different curation tools that allow teachers and students to gather and organize resources into collections that can be shared and discussed in the classroom. Students are digitally connected learners with vast amounts of information at their fingertips. There is a need for students to develop curation skills that allow them to manage digital content.
Presenter: Michelle Green - DOE, Office of eLearning
Room: Golden Ballroom 7
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
41. Digitizing Social Studies Instruction
Is your school going 1:1? Participants in this session will receive a variety of websites, digital resources, tips and tricks that they can apply in their 6-7-8 grade Social Studies classroom and curriculum. This information will help teachers switch from textbooks to technology, and are the things the presenter wishes someone had told her before her school made the switch.
Presenter: Kari Catanzaro - Maconaquah Middle School
Room: Fortune Square A
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: MS

 
42. Supplemental Writing: Second Story
Second Story brings trained teaching teams of writers and educators into classrooms, offering supplemental writing instruction that connects state standards, district writing curriculum requirements, and personal approaches that will boost creativity and improve student attitudes toward writing. Participants will learn how Second Story engages all learners, from the budding author to the most reluctant writer, through in-school and after-school programs. Participants will also get ideas for digital story-telling, writing across the curriculum, and revision projects.
Presenters: Kevin McKelvey - Univerity of Indianapolis; Carrie Gaffney - Second Story
Room: Golden Ballroom 6
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
43. Guide to Digital Natives
Students today are Digital Natives because they were born into digital technology and their understanding of it is complete. We must incorporate technology and embrace our new role in the educational process. Explore why this change has occurred, and techniques to partner for real learning.
Presenter: Jason Roseberry - Scottsburg Middle School
Room: Golden Ballroom 1
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
44. Supporting Literacy Coaches
Literacy coaches have become an invaluable resource in helping teachers get better at their craft. It is important for school administrators to also support their coaches. In this session participants will learn about the roles and responsibilities of coaches and how administrators can best support them.
Presenters: Kerry Hoffman, Elizabeth Hopper - Purdue University
Room: Golden Ballroom 2
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
45. 100% Early College High School
During this session the presenters will discuss the strategic advantage of deep collaboration through a secondary school and that of higher education. The key session objectives include: using data to drive decisions, ecology, degree accessibility, systems, dual advising, content instruction, and supports.
Presenters: Elise Martinelli, Wendy Skibinski, Flora Jones - Ben Davis University High School
Room: Fortune Square D
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: HS

 
46. Paying for College
This session introduces the Learn More Indiana Speakers Bureau presentation, Paying for College. When re-presented locally, content will help students, parents, and others understand the steps students and their families follow when applying for need-based and merit-based financial aid.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 5
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: MS / HS

 
47. FAFSA Labs
This session will highlight in-school labs that are conducted each February in local high schools and are producing unprecedented results, including successfully reaching a target audience � students from families with low incomes.
Presenter: Tammy Pearson - Project Leadership
Room: Directors Row 2
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: HS

 
48. College Cost Estimator
The presenter explores Indiana's newest college access tool, the Indiana College Costs Estimator, which provides comprehensive college selection, admission and financial aid information. The Commission for Higher Education renewed the website license for 2013 so it is free to any Indiana user.
Presenter:
Room: Golden Ballroom 3
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL

 
49. Get Involved with ASAI
Learn how to become involved in each of ASAI's initiatives including: 1) Indiana Student Achievement Institute, 2) Advancing Academic Rigor - AP, IB and DC, 3) Redesigning School Counseling, and 4) College Success Coalition (on behalf of Learn More Indiana).
Presenter: Bruce Ricklin - American Student Achievement Institute
Room: Directors Row 3
Time: 3:15 - 4:00
Level: ALL