|The 2019 Big Think Event Course Catalog|
|Session Time||Session Title||Session Description||Presenter(s)||Location||Primary Focus||Session Audience||Organization|
|August 7th 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Keynote - Kate Fagan||Author of What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen, Mental Health Advocate, and Host on ESPN||Kate Fagan||PAC||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Brought to you by the Big Think Partnership|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||AMPLIFY Your Students’ Inquiry||After participating in a book study on Amplify: Digital Teaching & Learning in the K-6 Classroom and attending workshops conducted by its highly regarded author, Kristin Zeimke, we are excited to share what we have learned! This session will focus on sharing MANY tools that spark inquiry. |
So if you’re tired of endlessly ‘googling’ to find tools for your students, join us for an exploration of high quality resources.
|Sarah Feeney, Kindergarten, Amy Garrison, First Grade, Heather Miller, Kindergarten||B156||Teaching & Learning||Grades PreK-5||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Apple Classroom||Have you heard about Apple Classroom? Are you interested in a way to examine devices in your classroom and gather live student data in order to have pointed conversations about proper use of technology? If so, stop in and see a live demo of Apple Classroom. Bring your iPad if you'd like to participate!||Jim Smalley, Technology Coach||A115||Blended Learning||PreK-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Elementary School News Teams||Do you have a student produced news program? Thinking about starting one? |
Come find out how students in two buildings produce original videos and broadcast news for their school communities.
|Eric Lane, Technology Coach||A114||Design Thinking||Teachers, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Certified Administrators||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||The Conversation Continues - Q and A with Kate Fagan||This session will be an informal question and answer format featuring keynote speaker, Kate Fagan.||Kate Fagan||Exp. Theater||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Brought to you by the Big Think Partnership|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Think Like a Geek (Classified Specific)||Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to "think like a geek," to identify, collect, analyze, and use data to help employees work better and smarter. No math? No problem. This hands-on session specific to classified roles in schools will examine data techniques in real-world, everyday language and in a safe, interesting, and judgment-free learning environment.||Tom Reed, Executive Director and Megan Johanson, Data Insights Manager||A134||Operations||Classified Administrators||Educational Service Center of Central Ohio|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Words Matter!||We are responsible for not only our own intentions but also for other people’s perceptions of us. While we cannot completely control other people’s reactions and interpretations of our words, we can be aware of how the language we use affects and is interpreted by others. We must learn to choose our words wisely before opening our mouths or before writing the next e-mail or report on an incident.|
This session will help you understand how to phrase your responses to various situations with parents, the media, and incident reports. Words are beautiful tools, but when used improperly, they can create a new challenge for school personnel. Let’s take the time to use our words well.
|Sandy Nekoloff, Executive Director of Communications & Amber Hufford, Director of Student Services||Media Center||Leadership Principles & Development||All Participants, Teachers, Certified Administrators, Classified Administrators, All Administrators, Emerging Leaders||South-Western City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Add to your Productivity Toolbox - Create Variety and Voice & Choice in Assessments||How can students show their learning? There are so many options for voice and choice! This session will take a look at many of those options for productivity tools. Encourage creativity and critical thinking in student presentations and think outside the box for ways that your students can show what they know! Time to explore apps of your choice will be built in. Participants will spend time exploring these apps/websites: FlipGrid, Clips, Post Its Plus, Padlet, ThingLink, Inspiration Maps, ChatterPix/PhotoSpeak||Jennifer Feeney & Meribeth Gillies, Technology Integration Coaches||C106||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Instructional Leaders, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Certified Administrators||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Systems Approach for Creating a Comprehensive Student Supports Plan||Does your MTSS/counseling team identify students for assistance regardless of their starting point? Does your system include interventions for acceleration and aspiration for underachieving students, or is that population largely independent with the potential to fall through the cracks? Are your services overlapping the same group of students, leaving others without any additional guidance?|
Utilizing available data and a systems approach, resources can be aligned and coordinated to bolster the college and career readiness of all students. This session will explore how SWCSD empowered school counselors, in collaboration with administrators, to take a leadership role in the systems design and data-driven delivery of student supports. You will leave with a better understanding of how to engage stakeholders and create a comprehensive counseling plan that ensures all students are progress-monitored and supported for college and career readiness. (This model can be adapted to support other building or district goals.)
|Deb Carver, Coordinator i3 & Marcy Raymond||A132||Change Creation & Management||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||South-Western City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Using Art to Expand the Gifted Mind||This 2 hour session is divided into 2 parts; come to either or both!|
You don't have to be an artist to use art to expand your gifted students' minds. Come learn about simple, classroom-friendly art techniques that help gifted students (and everyone else!) expand their horizons, challenge them, and make connections. We will discuss a wide range of approaches and ideas, including physical art-making, critical reflection on art, both their own and of others, and how to embed art history as a primary source in an engaging and meaningful manner.
These are activities that create critical space in the regular ed classroom to broaden and deepen thinking and challenge gifted students with novel approaches that allow them to show growth in a in an individualized manner. No art experience necessary! Participants will engage in hands-on creative activities and leave this session with their own teacher sample and something to put into practice this week.
|Katherine Kelsey||C103||Gifted Needs||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 7th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Working With Students and Families in Poverty||This session is designed to continue developing awareness of and strategies for working with students and families living in poverty. Blending research behind how living in poverty impacts the development of the brain with a personal perspective on being an economically disadvantaged student before that student grouping "officially" existed, will hopefully help create opportunities for conversations and a better understanding of this now "official" and ever-growing student subgroup.||Ed Kennedy, Coordinator of EL Services||C285||Culture||All Participants||South-Western City Schools|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Add to your Productivity Toolbox - Create Variety and Voice & Choice in Assessments||How can students show their learning? There are so many options for voice and choice! This session will take a look at many of those options for productivity tools. Encourage creativity and critical thinking in student presentations and think outside the box for ways that your students can show what they know! Time to explore apps of your choice will be built in. Participants will spend time exploring these apps/websites: FlipGrid, Clips, Post Its Plus, Padlet, ThingLink, Inspiration Maps, ChatterPix/PhotoSpeak||Jennifer Feeney & Meribeth Gillies, Technology Integration Coaches||C106||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Instructional Leaders, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Certified Administrators||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Educators and Smart Self-Care||Meeting the mental health needs of students in the classroom setting is an ever-growing and increasingly daunting responsibility of the educators who teach and connect with them. These seemingly overwhelming challenges can lead to burn-out, empathy distress and even compassion fatigue. Join us as we learn about how smart self-care for educators promotes resiliency, positive mental health care, and maintenance for both ourselves and our students.||Amber Nickels, Grandview Heights District Mental Health Specialist||Media Center||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Everyone Can Create||You will have the time to dig into Apples new curriculum that brings creative expression to every subject. You will take a student's perspective, and develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing.||Jim Smalley, Technology Coach||A115||Personalization||Grades PreK-5||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Flippin' for Flipgrid||FlipGrid is a video discussion platform that will allow your students to post videos of themselves explaining concepts, solving problems, reading passages (foreign languages), and more. Come and experience Flipgrid as a student and get started as a teacher.||Drew Barton, Educational Technology Coach||B155||Blended Learning||Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Nationwide Children's Hospital Presents a Panel Discussing Mental Health||Hear from local experts about the proactive steps and treatment options available to the children we serve. This is an opportunity to ask a panel of professionals about mental health. This is the gift of real talk, real answers in real time.||Nationwide Children's Hospital (Moderated by Dr. Jamie Lusher)||Exp. Theater||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Nationwide Children's Hospital|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Student Success Planning||Statistically, over 80% of students in the US change their majors at least once and on average college students change their major 3 times during their college experience. Couple that statistic with information from the US Department of Labor that indicates that the job tenure for workers between the ages of 25 to 34 is 2.8 years. |
Now more than ever, students need to see a connection between what they are learning in the classroom and their future careers. Ohio Law requires local boards of education to adopt a policy on career advising beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. We could just adopt what ODE provides as a model career advising policy, but does that necessarily mean that our work will produce stability in the student’s experience? Will students be better prepared to select a course of study or a job when they graduate as a result of the experiences that they gained in high school? Student success plans may be a way for us to assure that students are assisted in the formulation of decisions that produce success. In this session, we will look at evidence based practices and systems decisions necessary to produce student success plans.
|Marcy Raymond & Deb Carver, i3 Coordinator||A116||Personalization||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified Administrators||South-Western City Schools|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Think Like a Geek (Classified Specific)||Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to "think like a geek," to identify, collect, analyze, and use data to help employees work better and smarter. No math? No problem. This hands-on session specific to classified roles in schools will examine data techniques in real-world, everyday language and in a safe, interesting, and judgment-free learning environment.||Tom Reed, Executive Director and Megan Johanson, Data Insights Manager||A134||Operations||Classified Administrators||Educational Service Center of Central Ohio|
|August 7th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Thinking Big About Literacy and Accessibility||Come learn about iPad tools that can empower all learners during literacy. Get a hands on experience that you can use tomorrow in the classroom. Please bring an updated iPad with you for this session.||Deb Frazier, Technology Teacher||A114||Personalization||PreK-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Into the Magic Shop- Integrating SEL into the High School Classroom with Literature||Incorporating SEL into the classroom using mindfulness, cooperative engagement, and literature.||Erica Gourley, HS English Department Chair||A115||Growth Mindset||Teachers, Instructional Leaders, Grades 9-12, Preservice Teachers, & All Administrators||Groveport Madison High School|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Nationwide Children's Hospital Presents a Panel Discussing Mental Health||Hear from local experts about the proactive steps and treatment options available to the children we serve. This is an opportunity to ask a panel of professionals about mental health. This is the gift of real talk, real answers in real time.||Nationwide Children's Hospital (Moderated by Dr. Jamie Lusher)||Exp. Theater||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Nationwide Children's Hospital|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Quality Work: Helping Students Understand What it Means||What is quality work? It's a question we want students to answer. This session will explore ways that we can get students to understand what quality work is through developing rubrics and using professional exemplars. You'll leave with strategies for helping students develop their own sense of what quality work is for any project.||David Rickert||A116||Personalization||Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Sex Trafficking: Don't Assume Your Students Are Safe||An in-depth exploration of the real dangers sex trafficking poses to our students and communities. The presentation will discuss warning signs; modern methods traffickers use, such as social media; and protocol for mandatory reporters. Learn the resources available to keep your school compliant with the Ohio Revised Code.||Melanie Kenworthy Deis, Executive Director/ Co-Founder and Maggie Fox- Archer, Director of Community Relations/ Co-Founder||Media Center||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Stand Together Against Trafficking|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||The Ohio Learning Hub: A One-Stop-FREE-Shop for All Ohio Educators||The Ohio Learning Hub showcases Ohio teachers, effective teaching practices, and resources for self-guided PD. Find out how your district can use these FREE modules to build a professional learning plan customized to your district’s needs.|
This collaborative project showcases Ohio educators along the continuum of implementation, modeling their practice and experiences with research-based teaching strategies. Each module includes videos of practices from Ohio schools, resources for professional learning, walk-through look fors, choice boards, and rubrics for assessing evidence of learning. The Ohio Learning Hub was created in collaboration with WOSU Classroom, the ESC of Central Ohio, and Delaware, Fairbanks, Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Olentangy, and Westerville school districts.
|Amy Palermo, Chief of Content & Lori Dray, Director of Technology and Digital Learning||B154||Educational Partnerships||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified Administrators||WOSU Public Media|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||We Lose a Child: One School Community’s Approach to Promoting Student Experiences through Collaboration.||Learning Targets|
- Identify action steps to building a family-school-community partnership in a rural school district.
- Identify strategies to implement evidence-based practice and programs in school mental health.
- An overview of Suicide Prevention Education and Awareness efforts.
|JoLynn Wheatley, District Social Worker||C285||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Jonathan Alder Local Schools|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 2:40 PM||3 Easy But Powerful Visible Thinking Routines||No matter your education role, this session will model 3 easy-to-use routines to cultivate thinking skills and dispositions while deepening content learning at any level.||Jessica Fields||B173||Culture||All Participants||Grandview Heights Schools|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 2:40 PM||A Simple 5 Step Approach to High Performance||Have you ever heard the phrase "high performance" and wondered, "what does this actually mean"? What areas of your life could you improve with a step by step outline to identify and measure personal or professional progress? In this coaching session, we will engage with a simple and effective 5 step process through interactive exercises and entertaining stories from the Founder of Peak Human Performance and professional sports performance coach Alex White who's client roster boasts some of the most elite professional athletes, business professionals.||Alex White - Owner of the Peak Human Performance Training Facility||A132||Wellness||All Participants||Peak Human Performance Training Facility|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 2:40 PM||LGBTQ&A||As educators, we need to welcome all students. The support of at least ONE staff member makes LGBTQ students feel more comfortable in school and reduces the suicide rate in marginalized students. Specific statistics available at www.glsen.org. This session will be adapted to meet the needs to those who attend. Please come for information about how to be more supportive, share stories, or simply come to listen in this safe space for all educators.||Gail Griffith, English, Theatre, Capstone High School, Pam Antos, College Credit Plus: Lane Vanderhule, English: Carol Berg, 2nd grade||A133||Cultural Competence (Equity & Diversity)||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 2:40 PM||The Teaching Brain: Self In Relation To Teaching & The Impact On Student Behavior||Teaching is a highly stressful profession, yet there are no longitudinal studies on the lives of teachers. We know so much about the brain of learners, and have spent years analyzing brain scans to better understand inattention and multitasking. There is a huge gap in this research because it forgets about the teacher's brain. What does this look like? Participants will walk away from this session with a better understanding of the importance of teacher social-emotional skills and well-being, and the impact this has on school climate, relationships, and behavior. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of emotional intelligence as an academic skill, as well as the social thinking methodology and The Five Awarenesses of Teacher SEL.||Jennifer Korn, Director of Student Services||B156||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Jonathan Alder Local School District|
|August 7th 12:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Weathering the Storm: How to Safely Respond to Student Dysregulation||In this session we will learn how to identify a student’s presenting emotional dysregulation and respond effectively to the resulting challenging behaviors that disrupt the learning process in the school environment. We will focus on how the educator can de-escalate the situation as well as respond to the student 's presenting social emotional and behavioral needs to ensure safety and minimize disruption to both the learning environment and the student-teacher relationship.||Amber Nickles & Stacy Sauer||A136||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Be the Change! Books As Mirrors, Books As Windows||Explore, dig deeper and support your students to "be the change" in their world through picture books and young adult books. "Book as mirrors" allow us to see ourselves and our lives reflected in the stories we read, these stories can help us feel less alone in this world; empowered during adversity. "Books as windows", allow us to see into the lives of people whose lives are different than our own through the stories we read. These stories can help us to better understand other people in our learning community and our world. Those stories can help us to develop empathy, and lead us to support students to be catalysts to make our world a better place. (Based on Professor Rudine Sims Bishop)||Susan Cook; Innovation Media Specialist||B174||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Grades PreK-5, Grades 6-8||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Becoming a Mindful School: Strategies for Building-wide Implementation of Yoga and Mindfulness||Yoga and mindfulness offer simple, practical and accessible tools that students and staff can use to manage their stress, calm their bodies and focus their minds resulting in more effective and joyful students and teachers. Join us to learn how these practices can be introduced in a school setting to create systemic and sustainable shifts in school culture. Participants will examine a case study of how Central Crossing High School is partnering with local non-profit Youth Yoga Project to implement mindfulness school-wide. Presenters will share current initiatives being implemented in their high school as well as mindfulness practices that can be immediately utilized in the school setting. Participants will leave with tools and strategies to replicate this model in their school community.||Lori Mesi, Lauren Greenspan, Julia Handelman, Christa Russell, & Rachel Rendle||Media Center||Wellness||All Participants, Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Certified Administrators, All Administrators, Emerging Leaders||South-Western City Schools & Youth Yoga Project|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Developing a Narrative Mind Set for Change in your Self and Community||Have you felt like you had a story to share but did not know how? Drawing from over 25 years as a National Story/Storytelling Consultant and Dweck's concept of Growth Mindset, participants will see how to formulate and actualize the self and/or community narrative. The process of narrative driven directions will be shared, modeled, and developed so that participants can engage differently in their choices. Participants will see the steps to be empowered by narrative decision thinking and actions.||Kevin D. Cordi, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Education, Ohio University and National Story/Storytelling Consultant||A114||Growth Mindset||All Participants||Ohio University|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Mastering Video||Participants will have an opportunity to learn, explore, and build with various video production tools available through Google Chrome and how to simply deliver them to your students for deep and engaging learning. Whether you are flipping instruction, incorporating a blended learning model, or giving voice and choice for your learners, incorporating video can empower you and your students. Tools included in this presentation are WeVideo, Screencastify, Flipgrid, Google Slides, Edpuzzle, and YouTube. Attendees will have the chance to create and have takeaways for their own classroom. |
Video production does not need to be an arduous, time consuming task and through this presentation participants will be unshackled to create a multimedia classroom for all learners. Participants will need a computing device (Chromebook/Laptop preferred) and come with some ideas on how they would like to use video production in their classroom.
|David Hampson, District Technology Liaison||B155||Blended Learning||All Participants||South-Western City Schools|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Mental Health and High School: The Student Perspective||Mental health among high schoolers is a hot topic recently. As teachers, we struggle to provide accommodations and support for students experiencing such challenges, while still maintaining the integrity of our curriculum. This session features actual, real current highschoolers who will share their experiences with mental health issues and what has helped them (as well as what has NOT helped them) be successful at school through their difficulties. Session will be facilitated by Eric Pickering, Ph.D., Psychologist, and Katherine Kelsey, high school classroom teacher.||High School Students with Katherine Kelsey & Dr. Eric Pickering, Ph.D||C285||Mental Health and Wellness||Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Nurturing a Belonging Mindset Within Your School||Love, belonging and connection are the universal sources of true well-being. As leaders, how can we nurture a sense of belonging for all students and staff, and why is it critical to a school's success? What are some simple and specific practices? Come join us in learning how to foster a belonging mindset in the learning community you serve.||Sharon Esswein, Consultant and Elaine Lawless, Consultant||Exp. Theater||Culture||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Think Like a Geek (Classified Specific)||Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to "think like a geek," to identify, collect, analyze, and use data to help employees work better and smarter. No math? No problem. This hands-on session specific to classified roles in schools will examine data techniques in real-world, everyday language and in a safe, interesting, and judgment-free learning environment.||Tom Reed, Executive Director and Megan Johanson, Data Insights Manager||A134||Operations||Classified Administrators||Educational Service Center of Central Ohio|
|August 7th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Think Like a Geographer||Share and expose participants to a variety of geography and STEM strategies, programs and opportunities, such as GEOCHALLENGE and GEOBEE, to engage students in grades 5-8 in critical thinking, problem solving and problem based learning.||Rob Ballinger Teacher Grandview Heights and Michele Ballinger, Gifted and Talented Specialist, Columbus City Schools||A131||Teaching & Learning||Grades 6-8||National Geographic Education|
|WE HOPE YOU HAD AN AMAZING DAY AND WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW MORNING!|
|August 8th 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM||Keynote - Inky Johnson||Expert on Turning Adversity into Victory and Author of Inky: an Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance||Inky Johnson||PAC||Mindset||All Participants||Brought to you by the Big Think Partnership|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Encountering Empathy||Did you know that research shows that empathy is a positive predictor of test scores, reduces aggression in students, and increases classroom engagement? And that the best way a student can learn empathy, is by seeing it modeled through their teachers? In "Encountering Empathy" we will walk through four steps: Acknowledgement, Commitment, Action and Results as we become tool giving teachers so they can become empathy encountering students.||Autumn Harris||Media Center||Growth Mindset||All Participants||South-Western City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Genial.ly: Discover NextGen Presentations and Interactive Infographics||Meet Genial.ly! Participants will be exposed and have time to use this user friendly option for presentations, interactive content, formative assessment, and videos. Great for teachers and students! iPad friendly!||Karen Downard & Maria Stead, Technology Coaches||PA134||Blended Learning||Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Monitor IEP and/or Other Data Collection with Google||Developing a Google form to collect useful data to monitor student IEPs, track behavior, and monitor student performance on a variety of IEP and/or OTHER student related goals. Join us and simplify this process!||Betsy Bargar||C106||Personalization||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified Administrators||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Passwords In District, At Home, In a Box, In a Tree||Given the ubiquity of passwords and required online personal data, best practices managing this information is a must. Come for ideas on how to strengthen your practices and management, and meet Password Pablo, the three legged donkey.||David Banyots, Educational Technology Coach||B173||Growth Mindset||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 PM - 10:40 PM||Classroom Communities Putting Out Their Own " Fires"||Do you find yourself constantly putting out "fires" in your classroom? Students will not gain problems solving or self-regulation skills if we are constantly rescuing and providing them with the solutions. Come to our session to learn about how we are implementing restorative justice circles to expand student empathy for peaceful, classroom community problem solving. You will leave with the skills to use in your classroom the next day.||Jeffrey Williams, School Counselor and Amanda Davell, Instructional Coach||A132||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||Project Based Learning and Project Based Teaching - What's The Difference, Why Does It Matter?||Are you a Project Based Teacher? Most teachers implementing PBL are usually familiar with the components of high quality projects. But where there's often opportunity for growth is in the PBL teaching practices.|
This session will focus on the top seven most important areas. We'll provide tips, tricks, and time for self-reflection. Encouraged to attend are both new and more experienced PBL teachers as well as instructional coaches.
|Lindsey Blackburn, PBL Ohio Facilitator||A133||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, PreK-12, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||ESC of Central Ohio|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 10:40 AM||The Conversation Continues with Inky Johnson||This breakout will be an informal session featuring keynote speaker, Inky Johnson.||Inky Johnson||Exp. Theater||Growth Mindset||All Participants||Brought to you by the Big Think Partnership|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Argument Talk Protocol||If you can "talk" it, you can write it! In this session, participants will actively participate in a briskly-paced talk protocol designed to scaffold essay writing into engaging, manageable partner work. With just a few tweaks to common debate structures, more complex work can be achieved. There will also be time to consider social argument, literary argument, and content area argument.||Margaret Towery, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator||A135||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Certified Administrators||South-Western City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Creating a Safe Learning and Working Environment||Left of Bang- Identifying pre-event indicators before an action takes place with enough time to be proactive. Discussion based session on school violence and how educators can be part of the prevention of violent acts.||Gary Sigrist||C285||Prevention & Safety||All Participants||South-Western City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Getting Started With KidBlog "Write" From The Start||Want to get your classroom blogging "write" from the start? Join us and let's learn how to connect your blog with other classrooms, the power of comments, and how to fit blogging into your day!||Deb Frazier Educational Technology Coach||B175||Blended Learning||PreK-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 9:45 AM - 11:40 AM||School Gardens on the K-12 Landscape from Location to Curriculum||Are you tired of seeing Takis and Cheetos crushed on your floor? Do you wish your students were eating FOOD and and not “manufactured food products”?|
Do you have 0 square feet and no budget or 1 acre and an unlimited budget for materials and creating a garden with students?
Are you a Master Gardener or maybe you have never had success growing ANYTHING?
Do you want to learn about how SCHOOL GARDENS can positively impact your students mastery of learning standards, emotional and physical health and well-being?
We are here to help and will solve all of your problems and provide you with resources and materials you can use to start the school year gardening with students! We are School Gardens of Ohio, a group of teachers in a variety of grade levels and disciplines who want to share how EASY it is to incorporate gardening into your curriculum to ensure success and growth for all students! The second hour of the presentation will be dedicated to hands-on gardening activities for you and your students!
|Carmen Mendoza, Carah Casler, Jim Reding, Trevor Horn, Cynthia Waters, & Bill Dawson||S141||Mental Health and Wellness||All Participants||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Adobe Spark Suite, Sweet!||The Adobe Spark Suite (Spark Page, Spark Video, Spark Post) is an amazing and free resource that can be used by students and teachers alike to create websites, videos and graphics that can be easily shared through social media, building an audience and buy-in for your students. Come learn some ways that you can incorporate these tools.||Charles D'Andrea & Betsy Bargar, Tech Coaches||A131||Personalization||Teachers, PreK-12, Certified Administrators||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Clips Across the Curriculum||Are you looking for an app that provides students with the opportunity to use tools that allow app smashing, while giving a creative edge to your curriculum? Come learn how Clips can transform your classroom!||Tiffany Smiley, Educational Technology Coach||B174||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Preservice Teachers||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Closed Captions - Say It Don't Spray It||Looking to add closed captions to your video content? It can be overwhelming, so come to this session and be underwhelmed! We will look at different methods to generate your captions and get them attached to YouTube, Vimeo, GSuite, or Canvas hosted videos.||David Banyots, Educational Technology Coach||B173||Personalization||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Collaboration, Communication, & Clarity: The 3 C's of Leadership||The importance of leadership is undeniable, both in research and in practice. An extant body of research identifies the coherence and collaboration between district and building leadership as a marked area that is critical for effective schools. Please join Angela Ullum (Principal) and Jamie Lusher (CAO) for strategies to be applied to continuous improvement, prescriptive goal setting, quality profile metrics and leadership strategies to build coherence and efficacy!||Jamie Lusher, CAO & Angela Ullum, Principal||Exp. Theater||Leadership Principles & Development||All Participants, All Administrators, Emerging Leaders||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Formative Assessment Tools||Looking for some options to quickly assess student learning but don’t want to reinvent the wheel? This session will demonstrate several tools including the question and answer feature of Google Slides, Peardeck, and Mentimeter.||Karen Downard, Technology Coach||PA134||Blended Learning||Grades PreK-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Girl, Wash Your Chalkboard!||If you have ever read Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis you are aware of how inspirational her message is to all women. Taking a spin off of her title and her message, join us as we share with you some common lies we tell ourselves as teachers so we can face the classroom with self-confidence, discipline and determination to be the best version of ourselves!||Kate Miller - Principal - Brown Elementary and Kylie Ringhiser - Admin Intern - Brown Elementary||Media Center||Growth Mindset||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Pardon My Interruption!||How popping into a classroom provided stretch and growth for students and teachers!||Emily Meister & Laura Lombardi||A114||Growth Mindset||Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Certified Administrators||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 8th 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM||Project Based Learning and Project Based Teaching - What's The Difference, Why Does It Matter?||Are you a Project Based Teacher? Most teachers implementing PBL are usually familiar with the components of high quality projects. But where there's often opportunity for growth is in the PBL teaching practices.|
This session will focus on the top seven most important areas. We'll provide tips, tricks, and time for self-reflection. Encouraged to attend are both new and more experienced PBL teachers as well as instructional coaches.
|Lindsey Blackburn, PBL Ohio Faciliator||A133||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||ESC of Central Ohio|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||A Belonging Mindset: Nurturing a Sense of Belonging in the Classroom||"Not all students come to class wanting to learn, but they all come wanting to belong. When they feel they belong, they are much more likely to learn." (D. Steele) How can we nurture a sense of belonging for all students and why is it critical to student success? What are some simple and specific practices? Come join us in learning how to foster a belonging mindset in your classroom.||Sharon Esswein, Consultant and Elaine Lawless, Consultant||Aux Commons||Culture||Grades PreK-5, Grades 6-8||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Coaching Up Leaders||What's the single, most important focus every leader should possess? To coach their leaders up! Invest time in reflecting on how you were coached up as a leader, as you gather strategies from other leader principles to build your plan to coach others up!||Neil Gupta, Director of Secondary Education||Exp. Theater||Leadership||All Participants||Worthington City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Differentiating with Google Forms||Learn how to use Google Forms to differentiate your lessons. If you've never used Google Forms, come see how easy it is to take each student on an individual journey.||Beth Lybbert||A136||Blended Learning||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Listen up! Using Podcasts in the Classroom||PodcastS are very popular, and yet a lot of us know very little about them! We are here to discuss with you ways you can use them in your classroom. We will be sharing some popular podcasts that can be used K-12 as well as some others that are content and/or grade level specific.||Kathleen Carlson - Fifth grade teacher HCSD, Kaytlin Bortolani- Fifth grade teacher HCSD||B154||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, PreK-12||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Mental Toughness||There is a connection between mental toughness and overall well-being. Mental toughness helps us overcome challenges, find success and live our best lives. Amy Morin, author of the book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, says "There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success." In this session, we will explore the habits that help us manage our emotions, thoughts and behavior and build our mental toughness. You will also learn about habits that may be holding you back.||Laurie Hawley, School Counselor||Media Center||Wellness||All Participants||Hilliard City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Re-Discovering Your WHY!||In the hustle and bustle of teaching, the reason WHY we first started teaching can often times get lost. The constant pressures of demonstrating student growth, deadlines, test scores, and student wellbeing as a whole person can many times get lost. Re-Discovering your why is the passion and drive behind WHAT we do and HOW we do it. Join us in re-discovering your WHY.||Chelsea Kehl, Intervention Specialist/Co-Department Lead and Luke Armstrong, Transition Coordinator||A131||Growth Mindset||All Participants||South-Western City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Student Thinking Routines||We will discuss the techniques, why we have implemented them, and the results. We will also discuss the new student thinking routines and techniques we will implement this year.||Caleb Evans & Marc Alter||A133||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 8th 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM||Twitter 101||Come and learn about how Twitter can help you be a better teacher and leader. Participants will learn the basics of Twitter and will have an opportunity to ask questions. Participants will learn the aspects of a tweet, how to log-in, create a tweet and more!||Melissa Eddington, EL educator||B175||Personalization||All Participants||Dublin City Schools|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||A Bicycle Built for Two: Co-Teaching in the Classroom||Participants will learn about the different types of co-teaching, the qualities of a good co-teaching "marriage" and will have a list of good resources available to learn more.||Melissa Eddington, EL Educator and Jennifer Wolf, Reading Support Educator||B175||Teaching & Learning||Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified Administrators||Dublin City Schools|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Book Share||HS Librarians & English Teachers share their favorite and most engaging titles. Bring your favorite book or list to share during this casual book discussion. We will share our Goodreads accounts and how we utilize it in the classroom.||Erin Engle, Joe Hecker, & Kevin McCarthy||A115||Teaching & Learning||Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Building a Culture of Wellness||Are you interested in improving the well being of your students? Find out what Grandview is doing to build a culture of wellness in their schools. Join a panel of our district staff from various departments to share their work.|
Topics covered will be… nutrition, food choices, gardening, cooking, partnering with local and national organizations, finding connections and cross-curricular integrations, and how to take learning outside the classroom.
|Alix Scott, Spanish Teacher; Carmen Mendoza, Spanish Teacher; Becky Lee, Health Teacher; Kathleen Cress, Health Teacher; Kristi Jump, Media Specialist; Kyle Mahan - Food Service Director, & Rachel Smith||S141||Wellness||All Participants||Grandview Heights City Schools|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Equipping Your Classroom with FREE Blended Learning Activities||EVERFI's no-cost online resources for K-12 teachers help educators to prepare students for the real world challenges they need for life with supplemental activities in social-emotional learning, health and wellness, personal finance, bullying prevention, and career exploration. The digital, offline content, and professional development are available to your schools and districts at no cost thanks to the support of our sponsor partners. Attendees will participate in a workshop on blended learning strategies for critical skills in the classroom. Attendees will have the opportunity to bring their own device to receive immediate access to their no-cost EVERFI teacher account and be able to start planning on how to use them in the classroom.||Michelle Fugate - Ohio Schools Manager and Cindy Weaver - Director||B156||Blended Learning||All Participants||EVERFI|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Increasing the Volume of Writing to Increase Writing Growth in Our Students||Come hear about intentional teaching decisions made in intermediate literacy classrooms to promote an increase of volume and engagement in writing. These intentional decisions have resulted in an impact on the growth, transfer of skills and motivation of our writers.||Terri Crawford & Andrea Woerlein, LIteracy Coaches||A132||Teaching & Learning||Intervention Specialists, Grades PreK-5, Grades 6-8, Certified Administrators, Emerging Leaders||South-Western City Schools|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Making Math Irresistible||Mathematician Paul Lockhart describes math as a “rich and fascinating adventure of the imagination.” Unfortunately, school math has been sterilized into a sequence of vocabulary, procedures, and facts to be memorized and then reproduced on standardized tests. I will share keys to bring magic and energy to math class. I will use engaging, collaborative math problems to help demonstrate core principles of making math irresistible:|
1 - Math is intrinsically irresistible (even though school math often is not)
2 - Video game psychology shows us the way to engagement and perseverance
3 - Curiosity enhances learning
4 - Math is learned by doing, not watching
|Raj Shah - Founder Math Plus Academy||C285||Teaching & Learning||Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Preservice Teachers||Math Plus Academy|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||MIND-ED is KIND-ED||***CANCELED***||Sabrina Walters, Sharon Collaros, & Susan Keister||Gymnasium||Wellness||All Participants||MIND-ED|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||We Are Endowed To Succeed. Be Grateful!||In our goal oriented, outcome-based society, success is highly coveted. Many people equate success with happiness and joy. Then why is it that success can leave us feeling empty? During this session, participants will be asked to explore the balance in their lives and the attributes with which they are endowed. May all your future successes fill you up!||Dr. Bill Wise||Aux Commons||Leadership||All Participants||South-Western City Schools|
|August 8th 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM||Women of Wonder (Student-Led Session)||Students from Grandview Heights HS will be presenting about women empowerment in society; how teachers can support; student experiences and perspectives; ideas for teachers and schools.||Lauren Leach with additional Grandview Heights Students||Exp. Theater||Cultural Competence (Equity & Diversity)||All Participants, Teachers, Certified Administrators, Classified Administrators, All Administrators, Emerging Leaders||Grandview Height City Schools|