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2018 Big Think Conference By SessionTime
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Color KeyOrange - Change in Session Length/ Session TimeYellow - Room ChangeRed - Cancelled Session
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Session TimeSession TitleSession DescriptionPresenter(s)LocationPrimary FocusSession AudienceOrganization
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40Empowering Agency Through Design ThinkingWhat is an “Innovator’s Mindset”? How might we shift from engaging students and staff to empowering them? How might we use design thinking to empower the problem solvers around us? Together we will explore these questions while we share the power of design thinking in sparking agency. We will share our journey of design thinking in our classrooms and leadership teams. Participants will experience the design process and gain ideas on how to use it in authentic and meaningful ways in their setting.Lindsey Danhoff, Third Grade Teacher
Mary Rywkoski, Principal
Dr. Neil Gupta, Director of Secondary Education
Exp. TheaterProject Based LearningAll Participants, Teachers, Instructional Leaders, All AdministratorsWorthington City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40It’s a Flipity Big Deal! Gamify ItWould you like to share some of your Blended Learning ideas: would you like to hear some BL ideas from others? How about we 'gamify' this process and introduce you to a variety of options to 'gamify' some of your lessons with fun activities. Easy to do with Google Suites for Education!Betsy Bargar, Technology TeacherC283Teaching & LearningTeachersHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40Aligning Efforts to Support Pathway Options for All StudentsHow do we better align services and supports so that each student has a plan for their future? Among the various programs and courses throughout SWCSD students and families need assistance with making informed decisions. In this session, we'll explore building-level data from Alumni Tracker, regional attainment goals, and the evolution of in-demand career fields. You'll leave with a better understanding of how to continue to monitor your building's progress towards these regional goals and needs.Carolyn George, District Coordinator for College and Career ReadinessA114LeadershipCertified AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40Choose Your Own Adventure with iWorksOne2One device needed. Grab your iPad and come along for an adventure using Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Make sure your iPad is update to date with the current iOS and Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.Kara Ripp, Technology Teacher, Chuck D'Andrea, Technology TeacherA133Blended LearningAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40Ready, Set, Respect! Exploring GLSEN's Elementary School ToolkitIn this new workshop, elementary staff will learn how to use GLSEN’s elementary resources to foster a school climate that respects all families, models inclusive gender roles, and reduces name-calling and bias. Participants will leave with practical lesson ideas that can be used immediately!Pam Antos, Instructor at the Hilliard ILC and GLSEN-Certified PD Facilitator, Alex Ryan, GLSEN Columbus Chapter Leader and Certified PD Facilitator; Gail Griffith, Hilliard City Schools; Lane Vanderhule, Hilliard City Schools; Carol Berg, Hilliard City SchoolsA135Equity & DiversityAll Participants, Grades PreK-5GLSEN Columbus and Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40What Did I Just READ?Come participate in a SignPost lesson, a research based method, that can be used to alert students to pay attention to what they are reading and then stop to note what that signal might mean. Think and write about text in deeper ways through Aha Moments, Tough Questions, Words of the Wiser, Again and Again, and Memory Moments! Required apps: PicKids and/or Pic Collage.Jim Smalley, Elementary Tech Teacher, Susan Cook, Elementary Media SpecialistB153Blended LearningTeachers, Grades PreK-5Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 10:40QR Codes, Not Just a Pretty SquareQR Codes can do more than just link to websites! Create QR codes for use in your classroom - allow students to check for their understanding, create quick slideshows, or run through a scavenger hunt & stations. Come see these versatile squares in action!Meribeth Gillies, District Technology TeacherC106Blended LearningGrades 6-12Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 11:40***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Introduction to SEL***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Introduction to SELMolly Walker, Mike AbrahamAux CommonsHilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 11:40Grandview Schoology WorkshopTransform your classroom by leveraging our Chromebook 1:1 program, Google, and Schoology to create and share engaging learning opportunities. The first half of this workshop will walk teachers through the tips and tricks of implementing Schoology and Google seamlessly. The second half of the workshop will be Q&A and workshop time to move content from ItsLearning to Schoology.Chris Deis, Chief Technology OfficerMedia CenterBlended LearningGrandview TeachersGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 8th 9:40 - 11:40Assess, Practice or Teach? Ensuring Intentional Teaching In the Literacy BlockThe lines between the portions of our day that are spent teaching, practicing or assessing are often blurred. This session allows participants to actively evaluate what factors constitute each (assessment, practice, or teaching) and to look closely at daily literacy block activities to decide which of the three areas are heavy within the literacy blocks of their own classrooms. Ideas to ensure intentional teaching is the dominant focus of the literacy block will be explored. This session is also powerful for Instructional Coaches and Administrators as they can use the focus of this session to explore these ideas with teachers to ensure our students' days are full of effective, intentional teaching and learning opportunities.Jamie Lipp, PhD
Reading Recovery University Trainer (In training)
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Teaching & Learning
The Ohio State University
C285Teaching & LearningTeachers, Instructional LeadersThe Ohio State University
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August 8th 9:40 - 11:40Exceptional Times 2Twice exceptional students have two ways they are exceptional. They reside at both ends of the bell curve. Often they are an underrepresented population in our gifted data because the deficits are the focus. This impacts student academic achievement and mental health.

This session will focus on the twice exceptional population and how identity development needs address the positives of being exceptional x2. It will also focus on the importance of meeting the mental health needs of the 2e child to optimize self- efficacy, self-esteem, and self-compassion.
Patricia Farrenkopf, Ed.D, ESCCO/Grandview Heights Gifted Consultant, Amber Nickels, Grandview Heights K12 District Mental Health Specialist
A131Special EducationTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, All AdministratorsGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40R Factor in the Hilliard City SchoolsCome learn how HCSD partnered with Focus 3 to transform our culture utilizing the Performance Pathway, R Factor Disciplines and HCSD VBO's.Dawn Sayre, Director of Middle Level Education, Mark Tremayne, Director of Innovation and Extended Learning
Exp. TheaterCultureAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40QR Codes, Not Just a Pretty SquareQR Codes can do more than just link to websites! Create QR codes for use in your classroom - allow students to check for their understanding, create quick slideshows, or run through a scavenger hunt & stations. Come see these versatile squares in action!Meribeth Gillies, District Technology TeacherC106Blended LearningGrades 6-12Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Fun Formative Assessments for ElementaryWe’re going to explore a variety of fun options for formative assessments - exit ticket, scenarios for your lessons. Quick, and easy to use ideas to evaluate student needs, and evaluate student progress for success. We would also love to hear your ideas as well, so if you have a favorite, maybe you will share!Betsy Bargar, Technology TeacherC283Teaching & LearningTeachers, Grades PreK-5Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Beyond the Numbers: Data Driven Learning is Changing EducationThis session will explore the use of data in order to demonstrate ways to support teachers and students with a glimpse into relevant data sets, longitudinal and aggregate data from sources such as EVAAS, STAR, OST, and Classroom Assessments with the conversations to facilitate with teachers and staff meetings/ teacher based teams.

In Education, the exchange of data is not seamless. There are instances and times where test results can take 6 months to receive and making an impact from those results can be challenging.

Administrators and teachers who smooth the process and provide more time for intentional lesson planning can have a tremendous impact on capacity of student growth and learning.

This session will address sometimes challenging conversations with teachers when evaluating their own individualized data and how to acknowledge, develop a plan, and find strengths that empower and encourage collaboration and support rather than fault. This session will also talk about strategies between intervention specialists, general education teachers, and departments.

Participants will walk away with guided questions, ideas, and possible opportunities to have constructive data conversations and improve student learning.
Heidi L. Stevenson, Ph.D, Coordinator of Data, Assessment & Accountability, Daniel Boland, Principal, Jackson Middle SchoolA115Teaching & LearningAll Participants, Teachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Preservice Teachers, Certified AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Using Twitter to Share Your Classroom Story and BeyondParticipants will learn how to use Twitter professionally in their classrooms and beyond. Participants will learn how to create an account, send a tweet, find professional development through Twitter and will begin learning how to share their educator and classroom story through the use of Twitter.Melissa Eddington, ELL EducatorA127Other: Because Everything is Interesting!All ParticipantsDublin City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Robot PlaygroundOne2One device needed. Come take some time to build and play with a variety of robots, code them to do your bidding. See what robotics kits may be right for your classroom.Charles D'Andrea, Technology Teacher, Kara Ripp, Technology Teacher, Kaytlin Bortolani, 5th Grade TeacherA133Blended LearningAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Using GLSEN's Safe Space Kit to Support LGBTQ+ Students in 6-12 ClassroomsIn this new workshop, secondary staff will explore GLSEN’s Safe Space Kit to learn about resources for creating a more welcoming climate for LGBTQ+ students. Participants will leave with concrete ideas about how to be a better ally, create more inclusive curricula, and reduce name-calling and bias in secondary settings.Pam Antos, Instructor at the Hilliard ILC and GLSEN-Certified PD Facilitator, Alex Ryan, GLSEN Columbus Chapter Leader and Certified PD Facilitator; Gail Griffith, Hilliard City Schools; Lane Vanderhule, Hilliard City Schools; Carol Berg, Hilliard City SchoolsA135Equity & DiversityAll Participants, All Administrators, Grades 6-12GLSEN Columbus and Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Catch Flipgrid Fever!Catch Flipgrid FEVER! Fligrid is an app that motivates and deepens students' learning and ignites inquiry. Teachers and students participate in purposeful video discussions and provide feedback. It is a blended learning tool that is used by all grade levels and all subjects. Required app: Flipgrid

*Teachers post topics, videos, or links for discussions.
*Students share and reflect on ideas, thinking or questions with their teacher, experts and their peers.

-Share book reviews/vlogs
-Show time-lapse videos of science projects
-Explain any math solution
-Student led conferences with parent feedback
-Teacher introductions at the beginning of the school year. Share with parents and incoming students
-Collaborate with teachers from other parts of the country or globe
Susan Cook, Media Specialist, Beacon and J.W. Reason Elementary SchoolsB153Blended LearningAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Maximizing Your STRS BenefitsThis seminar provides an overview of the STRS pension system, changes to benefits and how certified retirees are affected. Whether you are new to the system, nearing retirement, or somewhere in between - join us to learn how to make the most of your system benefits!Jim Pfeifer, Dan BartholomewB154WellnessAll ParticipantsXXI Financial
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August 8th 10:40 - 11:40Skill vs. Will: Shifting Our Understanding of Maladaptive BehaviorsThe common response to inappropriate behavior is that the student is not motivated enough to do well. If only we could give the right reward, it would motivate the student into better behavior. But let's be honest, you can offer me a million dollars and I still can't dunk a basketball!! In this session, we will unpack the difference between viewing maladaptive behaviors as evidence of lagging skills, instead of lack of motivation. Participants will be challenged to view ALL behavior as skill based, and will learn to identify what skills are missing in different scenarios of student behavior. Participants will also learn how to develop plans to address lagging skills and scaffold and support students in order to develop these skills.Jesse Schroeder, LISW-S; Trauma Specialist at The Buckeye Ranch and Trauma-Informed Care Consultant in South-Western City SchoolsB173Student Engagement & MotivationGrades PreK-5The Buckeye Ranch
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Fit TechWith an increase in the 1:1 classroom model, there is an increased need for balance in our lives. Press Pause, come workout, and learn some ways to incorporate fitness and mindfulness into your classroom! All fitness levels welcomed.Jim Smalley, Elementary Technology TeacherGymWellnessAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30So You Want to Go One2OneOne2One is not about a device. Done correctly, it could be the most significant change agent in teaching and learning for a district. Without proper planning and groundwork, it can be a costly project without any real impact for stakeholders. Hilliard City Schools identified 5 key elements to create a One2One initiative as a way to implement a successful rollout of over 16,500 iPads to students in K-12 and developed a sustainability plan to personalize learning for each child. This session will outline these 5 key elements and share our journey to full implementation.Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer, Mark Pohlman, Director of Instructional TechnologyMedia CenterBlended LearningAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Let's Talk about Sex... & GenderProvide clinical guidance for education professionals to recognize how gender, gender identity and social roles affect the classroom, school environment and students overall. This will be a guided discussion inclusive of negative effects gender stereotypes have on youth, how this changes their educational experiences and how educators can counteract imbalances.Amy L. Walliser, LPCC, Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator, Pamela Antos, MA/MEd, College Credit Plus InstructorExp. TheaterEquity & DiversityAll ParticipantsSyntero, Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Digital Book Trailers with GoogleIn the South-Western City School District, students have made videos covering books read in class to teaching skills learned in a lesson and have been able to share these with a wide variety of educators and experts. Opening this project based learning experience has been an enriching and rewarding opportunity for both learner and facilitator and Dave Hampson wants to pass this information to you.

Participants will get a hands on training using different Google Apps to build a Vodcast (Video streaming) for a project based learning experience. These videos will then be directly stored on the participants Google Drive which can be shared anyone on their domain.
David Hampson, District Technology LiaisonA114Project Based LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Sick of SMART Goals: Try Some DUMB OnesWith the focus on SMART goals where we look at data and measurable growth in education, we have turned our back on some of the hard to measure skills that we once taught regularly. As a result, students are not learning the valuable 21st century skills that will allow them to be successful later in life. Skills such as public speaking, working in groups, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and adaptability. How valuable are these skills? According to the Pathways for Prosperity, when employers from around the world were asked what attributes they seek in employees, they listed leadership, teamwork, and initiative as their top skills. We should be focusing on these DUMB (Discipline/professional skills Used to Make students Balanced) goals. I will go over the importance of these skills and why they should not only be taught in the classroom, but be the main focus.Todd Stanley, Gifted Services Coordinator/AuthorA116Teaching & LearningTeachers, Preservice Teachers, All AdministratorsPickerington Local Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Meeting the Needs of Developing WritersDigital tools offer students the opportunity to design and share writing in a variety of ways. Teachers have the ability to skillfully and intentionally scaffold writing development supporting the needs of all writers. The magnetism of digital tools makes it necessary for us to deliberately think about how we will guide writers to interact with digital tools to capitalize on their capacities rather than using the devices to replicate old ideas with new tools. Required Apps: Pixie, Explain Everything Everything, and Notability. Optional Apps: SuperHero HD, Post it Plus, Pages, Numbers, Popplet Lite, Keynote, and Chatter Kid.Deb Frazier, Instructional Technology Coach SDE/HCRA127Blended LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Preservice Teachers, Certified AdministratorsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Robot PlaygroundOne2One device needed. Come take some time to build and play with a variety of robots, code them to do your bidding. See what robotics kits may be right for your classroom.Charles D'Andrea, Technology Teacher, Kara Ripp, Technology Teacher, Kaytlin Bortolani, 5th Grade TeacherA133Blended LearningAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30Maximizing Your STRS BenefitsThis seminar provides an overview of the STRS pension system, changes to benefits and how certified retirees are affected. Whether you are new to the system, nearing retirement, or somewhere in between - join us to learn how to make the most of your system benefits!Jim Pfeifer, Dan BartholomewB154WellnessAll ParticipantsXXI Financial
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August 8th 12:30 - 1:30UR a Cree*8*tv TeacherOur primary focus will be to help make thinking, learning, and creativity visible. Participants will be required to suspend disbelief for the length of the session, be willing to discuss new possibilities for teaching and learning, and be open to finding their own creative strength. Participants will walk away with an exciting new way to approach teaching and learning that will be highly engaging and energizing for both teachers and students. This session is for ALL grade levels, and for anyone who works in education. Prepare to have fun and let your brain stretch in new directions!Cheri Brown, Student Staff Support Specialist, Alexa Bean (2nd), Sarah Feeney (K), Elizabeth Page (3rd), Megan Brady (21st Century Coach)B155Student Engagement & MotivationAll ParticipantsGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:20Encouraging K12 STEMulation through Switch Activated Toy AdaptationThis session will be a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to adapt electronic toys for children who use specialty switches. The session will also include information about how this type of experience can be used to teach reverse engineering, technical engineering content, and societal impact to students. The toys adapted during this session will be donated to local families and toy lending libraries.Rachel Louis Kajfez, Assistant Professor, Liz Riter, Academic Advisor, Emily Curtiss, TAP InternS140Project Based LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades 9-12, Preservice TeachersThe Ohio State University
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Canvas Basics & Workflow***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Canvas Basics & WorkflowMS Tech TeachersB267Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - IEP Training***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - IEP TrainingStudent Support Services CoordinatorsC106Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30Trauma 101"Trauma-Informed Care" is a buzzword in many settings, but what exactly does that mean? In this session, participants will learn the basics of what exactly is "trauma" (including acute, chronic and chaotic trauma) and what that means for our students. Participants will learn basics of brain development, response to stress, and how to regulate themselves and their students in simple and practical ways.Jesse Schroeder, LISW-S; Trauma Specialist at The Buckeye Ranch and Trauma-Informed Care Consultant in South-Western City SchoolsB173Unique Student NeedsAll ParticipantsThe Buckeye Ranch
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS Curriculum***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS CurriculumSecondary CoachesB251Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS Curriculum***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS CurriculumSecondary CoachesB252Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS Curriculum***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS CurriculumSecondary CoachesB253Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS Curriculum***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS CurriculumSecondary CoachesB254Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 2:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS Curriculum***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS CurriculumSecondary CoachesB255Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 12:30 - 3:30South-Western City Schools Administrative RetreatSouth-Western City Schools Administrative RetreatDr. Bill Wise, Dave StewartAux CommonsAdministrative RetreatSWCS AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 2:30Hilliard - IEP New Forms TrainingHilliard - IEP New Forms TrainingJennifer Lowery, Director of Student Support ServicesPACSpecial EducationAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 2:30Fit TechWith an increase in the 1:1 classroom model, there is an increased need for balance in our lives. Press Pause, come workout, and learn some ways to incorporate fitness and mindfulness into your classroom! All fitness levels welcomed.Jim Smalley, Elementary Technology TeacherGymWellnessAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 2:30It’s a Flipity Big Deal! Gamify ItWould you like to share some of your Blended Learning ideas: would you like to hear some BL ideas from others? How about we 'gamify' this process and introduce you to a variety of options to 'gamify' some of your lessons with fun activities. Easy to do with Google Suites for Education!Betsy Bargar, Technology TeacherC283Teaching & LearningTeachersHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 2:30Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning DisabilitiesOne2One device needed. Assistive Technology (AT) in the classroom enables students with disabilities to become independent, successful learners. With a focus on mild to moderate student needs, this session provides teachers with ideas for implementing quality AT to enhance teaching and learning in all content areas, as well as promoting organizational skills, engagement, and positive behavioral skills. You will walk away from this session with tools to use in the classroom. Kristi Urig, Intervention Specialist, Maria Murphy, Intervention SpecialistA115Special EducationIntervention SpecialistsGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 2:30Stop+Look+Think= Crush iPad Fear!You don't need to know how to navigate all the apps your students use to help them navigate. Help students learn how to pause before pushing buttons and to be a problem solver on the iPad. Explore! Plan! Create!Deb Frazier, Instructional Technology Coach SDE/HCRA127Blended LearningAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 2:30TAB Teaching for Artistic Behavior in the Art Room or Maker SpaceJoin our discussion & presentation about developing creative behaviors in the Art Room with applications to any classroom or maker space. Find your comfort zone in the "Continuum of Choice" and find what's best for your program and for 21st century learners. To be honest, do you avoid the "Personal Expression" art standards because you are teaching essential skills and art history as we learned in in DBAE? What if you could do it all? Can we let go of some teacher-control and lead an Art Studio for any grade K-12? I will provide exemplars, classroom organization tips and many resources you can explore and apply directly to K-8 classrooms with applications to 9-12. If you have already started moving to a choice-based curriculum please come and share your experience and bring classroom photos - we are all learning! Motivate students as they pursue quality work that is personalized and authentically demonstrates what they know.Laura Bova, Art Teacher, Stevenson ElementaryC104PersonalizationTeachers, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, Certified AdministratorsGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 3:30Breaking Away from Boredom: Making Your Classroom into an Escape RoomOne2One device needed. Escape rooms are all the rage these days, so why not bring them into our classroom? No need to purchase any supplies, or subscribe to a Breakout EDU, you can use your content for a valuable escape room experience no matter what level you teach! Not only will you experience part of an escape room, but you will also see how three US Government teachers who had never been to an escape room built a highly successful one, AND you will begin to plan your own!Maria Stead, Technology TeacherMedia CenterStudent Engagement & MotivationTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Preservice TeachersHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 3:30Gender Revolution ScreeningScreening of National Geographic Documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric followed by guided discussion about the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity. Participants will be encouraged to discuss concerns faced in schools and how school staff can better navigate gender in the classroom.Amy L. Walliser, LPCC, Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator, Pamela Antos, MA/MEd, College Credit Plus InstructorExp. TheaterEquity & DiversityAll ParticipantsSyntero, Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 3:30Game Changing Tips & ToolsAfter attending the Google Summit last May, Grandview teachers walked away feeling energized about starting the 2018-2019 school year! We scored resources that were too good not to share, so we designed a session to spread the love. This is a two-hour session that focuses on two related themes - come for one or stay for both! (Please note, that while we briefly talk about going 1:1 in the first part of our session, the strategies, lessons and tools can be used in any environment.)

Part #1 - Going 1:1 Is A Game Changer. Here’s How You Win The game!
(Even if you haven’t gone 1:1 YET, this session is geared for all!)
Finally, all your students have a personal device!... Now what do you do? In this session, we will provide tips and tools that will help you set up and manage a successful 1:1 environment. We will look at strategies for organizing your equipment, lessons to help young students learn basic computer skills, and ways you can create digital content for your students. The first half of this session is designed for grades K-5 who have access to laptops or chromebooks.

Part #2 - Multi-Purpose Google Extensions For ALL Students!
Are your students able to clearly express themselves through writing, via Google Docs? Do they immediately click “Resolve” to all of your constructive comments and feedback? If so, please join us for the second half of our session where you will learn how to utilize the following extensions to enhance students’ communication and creativity: Read&Write for Google and Screencastify! #lifechanging If you’ve been interested in learning more about google extensions, these tools are a perfect starting point. The second half of this session is designed for K-12.
Megan Brady, 21st Century Coach, Sara Hager & Alexa BeanB155Blended LearningTeachers, PreK-12Grandview Heights City Schools
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August 8th 1:30 - 3:30Classroom Messaging That Promotes Engagement and LearningThis session focuses on concrete evidence-based strategies that prevent behavior problems and promote engagement and learning. The strategies relate to classroom messaging that promotes students' sense of competence, relatedness, and autonomy. The session will start with a presentation on effective messaging based on research and the presenter's work with teachers in over 50 schools. Then, participants will apply their knowledge to lesson development and to promoting the engagement and learning of disengaged students. Detailed handouts about effective messaging will be provided.Natasha K. Bowen, ProfessorC285Teaching & LearningAll ParticipantsThe Ohio State University College of Social Work
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August 8th 1:30 - 3:301 to 1 Million: Number Sense Progressions for K-5How do we tie together number representations to form consistent and deep understandings in our K-5 students? Come explore step-by-step grade K to 5 progressions from number paths to open number lines, and from counting collections to place value disks. Receive free online links and handouts to support number sense through the elementary years.Arjan KhalsaA131Teaching & LearningTeachers K-5ESC of Central Ohio
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August 8th 2:30 - 3:30Fit TechWith an increase in the 1:1 classroom model, there is an increased need for balance in our lives. Press Pause, come workout, and learn some ways to incorporate fitness and mindfulness into your classroom! All fitness levels welcomed.Jim Smalley, Elementary Technology TeacherGymWellnessAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 8th 2:30 - 3:30Bridging the Digital Literacy GapDuring this session we will discuss how Hayes Intermediate has used NEWSELA to bridge the digital literacy gap. Teacher Melissa Redick and Principal Michael Nesler will share best practices for classroom use and how administration works with teachers to use the progress monitoring tools.Michael Nesler, Principal, Hayes Intermediate, Melissa Redick, 5th Grade ELA Teacher, Hayes IntermediatePA134Blended LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, PreK-12, Preservice Teachers, All AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 8th 2:30 - 3:30Fun Formative Assessments for ElementaryWe’re going to explore a variety of fun options for formative assessments - exit ticket, scenarios for your lessons. Quick, and easy to use ideas to evaluate student needs, and evaluate student progress for success. We would also love to hear your ideas as well, so if you have a favorite, maybe you will share!Betsy Bargar, Technology TeacherC283Teaching & LearningTeachers, Grades PreK-5Hilliard City Schools
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August 8th 2:30 - 3:30"Don't You Forget About Me" - Recognizing & Responding to Dissociating StudentsNegative externalized behaviors grab our attention right away - the fighters and runners. But there is another type of behavior that is often missed or misunderstood - dissociative, or freezing. In this session, you will know the difference between internalized and externalized behaviors; how these negative behaviors intensify as stress increases; common presentations of dissociations; and simple and easy responses that teachers and other professionals can do to help students develop more healthy behaviors.Jesse Schroeder, LISW-S; Trauma Specialist at The Buckeye Ranch and Trauma-Informed Care Consultant in South-Western City SchoolsB173Special EducationTeachers, Intervention Specialists, PreK-12, All AdministratorsThe Buckeye Ranch
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August 8th 2:30 - 3:30Forensics in the 7-12 Math and Science ClassroomThis session will have participants working on a forensic science performance task that relates to Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Science courses. Participants will have time to work hands-on to discover how our common core standards are used by forensic scientists in the real world. Participants will leave with the performance task as well as ideas on how to create their own performance task within their own classroom.Lori Downer, Algebra I and Geometry Math Teacher, Laura Lombardi, Calculus and Pre-Calculus Math Teacher, Emily Meister, Statistics Math Teacher, Jo Lee, Physics and Chemistry Math TeacherC102Project Based LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Preservice Teachers, All Administrators, Grades 6-12Grandview Heights City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Special Education 101***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Special Education 101Jennifer Lowery, Director of Student Support ServicesAux CommonsHilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Making Mindset an Elementary Habit: Creating a Mindset Curriculum K-5One2One device needed. Come and learn about the framework Hilliard has created for a Mindset Curriculum at the elementary level.Teresa (Terri) Root, Alton Darby Elementary Music Teacher, Molly Walker, Director of Social Emotional Learning & MeasurementMedia CenterMindsetTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Preservice Teachers, All AdministratorsHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Finding Your Leadership CompassQuestions will be posed and scenarios will be studied which encourage participants to examine their leadership style while collaborating on various tasks.Cynthia J. Walker, Director of Member DevelopmentExp. TheaterLeadershipInstructional Leaders, All AdministratorsBuckeye Association of School Administrators
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Gifted Learners: Engaging, Practical Strategies You Can Use Next Week!Gifted learners are unique, and differentiating your lessons for all learners can be daunting. During this session, you will learn classroom strategies you can start implementing right away to engage your highest achieving students. These strategies also can be used to extend and engage ALL learners. You will have time to practice and plan how to incorporate some of these activities into your own classroom, no matter the content area. This will be a great opportunity to brainstorm and plan with guidance from Grandview’s gifted cohort.Nicole Wainscott, 6th Grade Math, Bethany Black, High School ELA, Jenny Callif, 5th Grade Social Studies, Meredith Beam, 7th Grade Math, Trillion Richter, 8th Grade ScienceA131Gifted NeedsTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional LeadersGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Using Micro-Progressions to Support OIP Work in MathematicsUsing micro-progressions to support OIP work in Mathematics allows us to shape future-ready learners by intentionally cultivating skills, developing a mathematical mindset, and creating a flexible learner who can draw upon multiple math strategies to keep up with this complex, ever-changing world. As we look at student work with teachers, we are intentionally focusing on strategies that will move students from effective to efficient problems solvers. Then, when presenting students with these micro-progressions, we allow students to assess their own level of skill, gain exposure to other strategies, and move toward finding their own efficient strategy to solve problems. As students learn there are multiple correct ways to solve a problem and creating discourse within the classroom, students are more aware of ways to access problems because they have multiple tools within their own personal “math mind”. This moves their mindset away from “I can’t do it” to “let me give it a try”. Focusing on micro-progressions instead of just assessment scores allows students to see where they are mathematically, and gives them a goal of where they need to be. This creates a flexible learner who is able to self-assess and create achievable, individual goals.Sarah Dziak-Swanton, Instructional Mathematics Coach, Jessica Empie, Grade 4 TeacherA116Teaching & LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Preservice Teachers, All AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Academic Collaborations and Personal Side-ProjectsThe term “collaboration” is frequently used in the realm of education but how often do we as teachers engage in truly collaborative projects? In this session, we’ll describe how a lesson that was designed and co-taught by a high school language arts teacher and 21st century learning coach launched a series of projects that led to personal and fulfilling side projects. We’ll discuss strategies for finding collaborators and steps for giving collaborative projects the support and traction they need to become reality.Joe Hecker, High School English Teacher, Marc Alter, Director of 21st Century LearningB154Other: Because Everything is Interesting!All ParticipantsGrandview Heights City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Make Art, Think About ThinkingA creative process designed to bridge the gap between the teacher that you are and the teacher you aspire to be. Explore your frustrations and address the things that are the most important to you. Overthrow the tyranny of linear, prescribed ways of delivering and gaining knowledge. Walk away with new insights, innovative skills and an inspiring approach to your teaching practices.Henrietta Cartwright, 5columns.org, Nicole Gnezda, Creativity Specialist, Retired TeacherB156Other: Because Everything is Interesting!All Participants5columns.org
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August 9th 9:40 - 10:40Playing with Magnetic Bacteria: Further Inquiry and Critical Thinking among Your StudentsCome learn a new method to teach inquiry, cells, microscopy, magnetism, ecology, design challenges, and more. Come “play” with the magnetic bacteria and brainstorm ways to use it in the classroom. This unique organism is safe, non-smelly and will respond to magnetic fields….which means you can control its movements! (Materials to use with your students will be made available throughout the school year.)Jeremy Rummer, HS Biology TeacherS140Other: Because Everything is Interesting!Grades 6-12Grandview Heights City Schools
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August 9th 9:40 - 11:40Encouraging Productive Struggle in MathSession will focus on how teachers can develop content that promotes productive struggle in a natural way. Every child knows how to persevere, but many are inhibited by the fear and anxiety of getting wrong answers. Using the same psychology that video game designers use to make games addictive, teachers can get students to embrace challenge and persevere even when they have not yet mastered the content. Learn how to use powerful techniques to spark curiosity and encourage productive struggle. Educators will be encouraged to solve challenging problems throughout the interactive workshop.Raj Shah, Founder of Math Plus AcademyC285Student Engagement & MotivationTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Grades 6-8, Preservice TeachersMath Plus Academy
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August 9th 9:40 - 11:40Restorative Justice a Shift in Disciplinary PracticesRestorative practices are designed to promote positive behavior supports and interventions. Philosophical shift in responding to difficult behavior and discipline that will reduce office referrals and suspensions. Restorative practices fit nicely within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS or RTI) and are low cost interventions. SWCSD data and progress toward larger level implementation will also be shared at this presentation.Nicole Tyo, Director of Special Education, Jennifer Bogenrife, Kelli DelGuzzo
A114Special EducationAll ParticipantsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Diversity Training***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - Diversity TrainingJanet Monseur-Durr, Multi-Cultural, Sabine Canty, Multi-CulturalAux CommonsHilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Creating Mindfulness and Mindfully CreatingIn this session, we’ll explore connections between mindfulness and creativity, and ways in which the act of creating can become a form of mediation and focus. Participants will learn about practices and activities that they can apply in their daily lives to find balance, inspiration, and calm.Marc Alter, Director of 21st Century Learning, Brandi Lust, Founder, Learning Lab ConsultingMedia CenterWellnessAll ParticipantsGrandview Heights City Schools and Learning Lab Consulting
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Purposeful LeadershipHusband and wife principals, Dr. James and Kate Miller discuss how Servant Leadership, Positive Culture, and Valued Relationships set the foundation for influential change. A K-12 perspective.Kate Miller, Brown ES Principal, Dr. James Miller, Westland HS PrincipalExp. TheaterLeadershipAll Participants, Instructional Leaders, All AdministratorsHilliard City Schools and South-Western City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Scaffolding the Writing Process with Google AppsSupporting young writers is challenging work. See how Google Drawings and Slides build scaffolds for struggling writers to find their point of view sparking ideas with purpose and focus. Differentiated learning designs utilizing graphic organizers and multi-media text sets engage writers in a process of wonder and revision. Google templates will be shared to use in your classroom tomorrow.Ellen Cahill, Ph.D., WOSU Classroom, Instructional Design ConsultantPA134Teaching & LearningTeachers, Intervention Specialists, Instructional Leaders, Grades PreK-5, Preservice Teachers, Certified AdministratorsWOSU Public Media
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Formative Assessments in SchoologyThis session will focus on showing teachers how to build useful formative assessments in schoology. This will involve going over how to build question banks, linking question banks to quizzes, requiring completion on the quizzes, and monitoring student progress. Once set up correctly, schoology will automatically grade all formatives, open up the next "quiz" when a student is ready, and track student progress.Caleb Evans, Science TeacherA127Teaching & LearningTeachers, Grades 6-12Grandview Heights City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Using Digital Tools to Create Classroom Climate that Fosters Learner AgencyParticipants can expect to view and explore digital tools that will foster and support learner agency in the classroom via blended learning, and think about what a learning environment that supports this might look like. In addition, we will discuss the next steps in empowering students to make decisions about their learning, choose appropriate tools for research and presentation of ideas, and identify the role of the teacher as learner agency develops.Eric Lane, Technology Coach, Amy Smedley Instructional Coach, Katie Kibler, Media Specialist, Melissa Ho, Intervention Teacher, Kevin Landon Principal, Avery ESA132Other: Because Everything is Interesting!TeachersHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Empowering Students through Digital PortfolioHow can students tell their story? Digital portfolios let students document their learning journey and celebrate their development as readers/writers. In this session, we'll explore what students need to create effective digital portfolios that encourage reflection and how to get started using digital portfolios in a blended learning classroom. If you have one, bring an iPad with the Adobe Spark Page app installed on it.Whitney Gorbett, 5th Grade, JW Reason ESA136Blended LearningAll Participants, Teachers, Grades PreK-8Hilliard City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40Getting Started With Student Designed AssessmentsThere are tremendous educational benefits to having students design their own assessments to demonstrate learning. But how do you allow students to create their own assessments while keeping a rigorous environment on top of everything else you have to do? Learn practical steps for implementing this strategy in your classroom.David Rickert, English Teacher, Hilliard Darby HSB155Project Based LearningTeachers, Grades 6-12Hilliard City Schools
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August 9th 10:40 - 11:40PBS Learning Media in Your ClassroomExpand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS Learning Media and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students. During the session, resources for a range of grades and subject areas will be showcased. You will explore how to search for and filter the most relevant content for your classroom and save your favorite resources to share with students and colleagues.Bill Mooney, Educational Technology ConsultantB173Teaching & LearningTeachers, PreK-12The Ohio State University
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30South-Western City Schools Administrative RetreatSouth-Western City Schools Administrative RetreatDr. Bill Wise, Dave StewartAux CommonsAdministrative RetreatSWCS AdministratorsSouth-Western City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30A Human Trafficking Survivor's StoryLearn about and discuss human trafficking with a survivor who now spends her time helping other victims.Anna BorsickMedia CenterPrevention & SafetyAll ParticipantsUnited Way of Central Ohio & Founder of Root of Things Soap Ministry
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30Heroin – It Is Survivable! Parent PerspectiveParent Perspective on dealing with a child during heroin abuse. There is hope, There is recovery! Bring questions!Carla Karn, Secretary, Bradley High School, Parent of Child in Addiction RecoveryExp. TheaterPrevention & SafetyAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30Social Emotional Learning & Data Tracking in Hilliard City SchoolsAn overview of the social emotional learning journey at Hilliard Schools will be shared along with pieces about our SEL data partner, Panorama Education.Molly Walker, Director of Social Emotional Learning & DataC285Other: Because Everything is Interesting!All ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - MS - Tech Resources Integration***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - MS - Tech Resources IntegrationMS Tech TeachersB267Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - ES - Tech Resources Integration***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - ES - Tech Resources IntegrationES Tech TeachersC102Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS - Tech Resources Integration***Hilliard Inductees Only*** - HS - Tech Resources IntegrationHS Tech TeachersC106Hilliard City Schools InductionHilliard Inductees OnlyHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30Learning thru CommunityWe all want to personalize learning for students. Hear how we (Scioto Darby Elementary School) totally changed our organizational structure to break down grade level 'walls' and teach to students' strengths, needs, and interests. Being organized by vertical teams allows for students to be taught at their instructional level, facilitates collaboration across grade levels, and builds relationships between students, staff, and parents. A key part of our successful reorganization and growth has been our Leadership Team that is made up of multiple teacher leaders, coaches, and our principal.Tamar Campbell-Sauer, Principal, Scioto Darby ES, Scioto Darby Leadership TeamA116PersonalizationAll ParticipantsHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30Developing Blended Learning Leaders in Grades 2-5Blended learning combines the best attributes of face to face instruction and digital and online instruction. Transform your instruction by “multiplying” your presence in the classroom using blended learning strategies. This session will highlight the successes and lessons learned while developing leadership capacity by creating a cohort of teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches at several elementary schools within Westerville City Schools. This session will share some of our best tools, strategies, coaching cycle tips, and resources to achieve student-centered, personalized instruction and teacher leadership.

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will learn how using the coaching cycle and creating powerful collaborations between building instructional coaches and educational technology coaches supports effective implementation of blended learning models in elementary classrooms.

2. Attendees will learn how creating a cohort of teachers in a blended learning project can develop leadership capacity.

3. Attendees will learn the tools and resources their students can choose to determine path and pace and to demonstrate mastery within a blended learning model.
Rachel Lacy, Blended Learning CoachA131Blended LearningAll ParticipantsWesterville City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30Experience the Ethics Bowl!Come learn all about an innovative, co-curricular club or class activity called Ethics Bowl! In this session, two Hilliard Ethics Bowl coaches will share everything you need to know in order to start or support an Ethics Bowl team at your high school. Participants will also enjoy the opportunity to practice discussion and analysis of one of this year’s cases. It’s both friendly & fun -- we promise!Pam Antos, Instructor at the Hilliard ILC, Merry Guerrera, Instructor at the Hilliard ILCA133Other: Because Everything is Interesting!Teachers, Certified AdministratorsHilliard City Schools
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August 9th 12:30 - 1:30Slow It DownWe live in a world that increasingly asks us to move quickly, think quickly, and react quickly. This is a session about slowing down and savoring the process of thinking. Participants will engage in protocols and practice strategies that can be applied in any teaching and learning setting. The presenters are an elementary progressive education teacher and an instructional coach.Tamar Sorin, 2nd/3rd grade teacher, Wickliffe Progressive Elementary, Upper Arlington City Schools, Marc Alter, DIrector of 21st Century Learning, Grandview Heights.City SchoolsB154Other: Because Everything is Interesting!All ParticipantsUpper Arlington City Schools and Grandview Heights City Schools
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