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Make a Difference by Reducing the Resistance - Classroom Strategies that Work!Administrators and teachers lose 5-9 hours per week on minor behavior distractions. Regain hours in your week to teach the lesson your work hard to develop. Learn to implement classroom management strategies that dramatically increase time for instruction and decrease the time spent on student resistance and behavior concerns. These techniques make a difference in your day, have proven results on increasing student performance, and give back quality Time to Teach!
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Amp Up Your Learning!We will share the problem solving process designed around six critical verbs and the details of how our school is implementing it school wide. In addition, we will give teachers time to create their own process and description for their discipline using the same verbs.
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Understanding Young AdolescentsThis session is designed for 1st year teachers and future educators
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Great Ideas that Motivate Young AdolescentsDesigned for 1st year teachers and future educators.
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Taming the Team, How Great Teams Work TogetherThis session is for teacher and administrators who are looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of their team time. Great strategies will be shared to help teams move to the next level of teaming
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Let's Talk About the Future of Middle LevelCome hear what Jack Berckemeyer has to say about the state of middle level education. Jack will share his thoughts regarding the trends in middle level and ideas on how to solve many of our problems. Don't come to this session if you are easily offended.
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Hands-On Activities that Motivate Young AdolescentsCome explore great ideas to get middle school students up moving and active. Perfect for new and experienced teachers.
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Managing the MadnessLooking for ideas on how to handle some of your classroom discipline issues? Come laugh and learn about ways to deal with middle school students. Practical and real examples will be shared and discussed.
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P.A.C.T. ~ Pride Attitude Commitment Together ~ Positive Supports = Positive BehaviorP.A.C.T. is a team-wide positive behavior intervention support program meant to be proactive in solving discipline issues. It is a team based framework to help create and sustain a safe and effective team and learning environment. Emphasis is on prevention of problem behavior and the development of positive social skills.
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Standards Based Learning, As Easy As 1, 2, 3…4Standards Based Learning is as easy as 1, 2, 3…4! We will review the guiding principles of Standards Based Learning. We will discuss and provide examples of how SBL can be applied to a math, social studies, language arts, and science classroom. Lastly, we will provide some tricks and tips to running a successful Standards Based Learning classroom.
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Standards Based Learning, As Easy As 1, 2, 3…4 (Science Edition)This breakout session serves as a follow up to the Standards Based Learning as Easy as 1, 2, 3…4 specifically for science. We will discuss how we have applied the guiding principles of Standards Based Learning in our science classroom. Examples of units including assessments will be provided. Please bring questions, as we will have time to answer these as you work towards Standards Based Learning in your science classroom!
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The Big Deal about Brain-Based LearningBrain based teaching and learning have become an integral part of helping kids to know and understand our content. Learn how to make the time and incorporate BBL into your classroom to better support your students.
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Breakout of the Box of Teaching and Learning with BreakoutEDUSometimes you have to think outside the box to get into the box. BreakoutEDU is an exciting way to engage your learners in any subject area through mysteries and puzzles that have learners collaborating, questioning, investigating, and observing each other's thinking. Breakout's use the same concept as a breakout room to engage students in topics that are being taught. Come learn how you can Breakout of the traditional class lessons and into something exciting!
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Making the Most of the Middle This presentation outlines evidence based practices that when implemented with fidelity will lead to levels previously unknown. Participants will be able to leave with additional tools to benefit even the most reluctant learner. 
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Everyone's a LeaderRegardless of your current role; you are a leader. Come to this session to learn more about the leadership skills that can be utilized in any middle level role. Both through anecdotal stories and research this session is certain to provide you will strategies to help you move even the most reluctant learners.
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Top 10 Tech Tips, Tricks and TrendsDuring this session we will explore the top 10 tips, tricks, and trends in educational technology. Participants will be encouraged to share their own, tips, tricks, and trends which will be added to a live doc and shared at the end of the session. If you are unable to attend please share your favorite tip, trick, or trend on Twitter by using #OMLA2016tech.
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Engaging Reluctant Writers: Top 10 CountdownEngaging reluctant writers is the goal of many ELA teachers. Grounded in research conducted in a 6th grade writing classroom, this session provides concrete strategies and suggestions to make teaching writing easier and more engaging to reluctant writers. Session attendees will receive creative ideas as well as strategies for their writing classroom.
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Standards Based Learning, As Easy As 1, 2, 3…4 (Math Edition)Standards Based Learning is as easy as 1, 2, 3…4! We will review the guiding principles of Standards Based Learning. We will discuss and provide examples of how SBL can be applied to a math classroom. Lastly, we will provide some tricks and tips to running a successful math Standards Based Learning classroom.
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The Brain Will Not Work if the Heart is HurtThis presentation is an interactive session based on real-life examples and stories from my unique educational career. Participants will have an opportunity to do some self-reflection and self-assessment
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Renewing our Mindset through Redos and RetakesDid you become an educator to help students learn? If so, this session is for you! With practical and immediately applicable takeaways for attendees, our team from Hudson Middle School will share our "why" and our "how" of redos/retakes: transforming the mindset of our staff and students toward a focus on mastery. We'll share school-wide PD activities as well as a wealth of classroom redo/retake processes and logistics focused on student learning!
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Expedition Style Learning: Hands On, Ungraded, Student ChoiceOur high-achieving 7th and 8th grade building was looking for a way to inspire our students and ignite their personalized learning. Through creative, flexible scheduling and use of staff, we created a year-long Expedition program that students, staff, parents, and community members have loved! Through our Expedition program, students select to explore seven of fifty-three possible topics for four week mini-sessions of two hours each. Topics include: Innovative Blogging and Digital Design, Intro to Guitar, College Exploration, H20 Fitness and Fun, Intro to Cardio, Chopped Cooking Challenge, Ceramics, Outdoor Survival Skills, and The Art of Glass. This program is implemented into our school day without any loss to academic instructional time. All Expeditions are hands on, ungraded, and based solely on student interest. In this presentation, we will be sharing the process, procedure, setbacks, and successes of crafting an Expedition program - and hopefully spark a fire of interest for your school!
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Hanging Out in the MiddleWith the support of one district's technology integration specialist and the other's curriculum facilitator, 6th grade science teachers used technology to create a collaborative and authentic cross-district experience to extend learning, assessing the content comprehension. In small groups, students from Barby Middle School and North Royalton Middle School collaborated in Google Hangouts, Google Docs, and Google Slides to create eBooks about 6th grade science topics. While this experience enhanced the students' mastery of the content, the true gains were in 21st century "soft" skills including planning, communication, accountability, responsibility, and collaboration. Major focuses of the students' work were planning documents and daily logs, which the teacher used as evidence in the assessment of these real-world skills.
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How Google Classroom Can Enhance Student Learning OpportunitiesAttendees will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about how Google classroom can enhance student learning opportunities. The session will allow attendees to learn about the advantages of using Google Classroom to differentiate, organize files, grade assignments, provide feedback to students individually, provide opportunities for students to work together and most importantly provide unique and individualized opportunities for student learning. Sample lesson plans will be shared along with ideas to show how administration can utilize Google Classroom as well.
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Authentic Learning with Collaboration in ELA and Social StudiesMake learning meaningful for your students by integrating social studies and language arts with the added bonus of simplifying planning and grading. Use reading strategies that can be applied to both informational and literary texts, creative writing, prompts with content-specific rubrics and collaborate on activities to reinforce standards in both classes. Interdisciplinary assignments lead to better quality work - learn where to begin in this session.
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Maximizing Engagement and Learning in Centers in ELA and Social StudiesIf you are looking for effective methods to differentiate for the vast array of learners in your classroom, centers may be the answer. Learn strategies for organizing students and understand how to plan learning centers that meet curriculum standards, and free yourself up for small-group targeted instruction and enrichment. A loved learning strategy by our students, come see if they can work for you!
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It's Always Culture!Culture eats structure for breakfast! How can schools and teams overcome and excel in a climate of change, mandates, and new initiatives? Why do some schools and teams fail when implementing a good idea? Why don't some schools and teams grow even when support and training are provided? It's always culture! Investigate how culture impacts schools and teams and how best to tackle the culture problems in your school.
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Standards Based Learning in the ELA ClassroomHave you heard the buzz about Standards Based Learning? Wondering how to make it work in your ELA classroom? It's not as hard as you may think. Come to this session and hear from two middle school Language Arts teachers and how we make SBL work in our classroom. We will provide a brief overview of that SBL is, show assessments and rubrics that we use in our classrooms, and offer tips and tricks for how to make it work for you!
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Co-Teaching Magic ~ Relationships, Environment, and What's Best for Students (And Teachers Too!) Part 1Greater emphasis is being placed on providing inclusive learning opportunities for students with individualized educational plans. While the concept of the co-teaching environment is not a new one, successful co-teaching classrooms require the development of successful partnerships, intentional teaching and environmental strategies, and priority support from building administrators. This session will provide content teachers, intervention specialists, and building administrators the tools needed to build and/or develop co-teaching partnerships that create a successful learning environment for all students. The session will include a presentation by two dynamic co-teaching teams as well as facilitated small group discussions for attendees in their various roles within a building.
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Co-Teaching Magic ~ Relationships, Environment, and What's Best for Students (And Teachers Too!) Part 2Greater emphasis is being placed on providing inclusive learning opportunities for students with individualized educational plans. While the concept of the co-teaching environment is not a new one, successful co-teaching classrooms require the development of successful partnerships, intentional teaching and environmental strategies, and priority support from building administrators. This session will provide content teachers, intervention specialists, and building administrators the tools needed to build and/or develop co-teaching partnerships that create a successful learning environment for all students. The session will include a presentation by two dynamic co-teaching teams as well as facilitated small group discussions for attendees in their various roles within a building.
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Project Cell Phone: How One Middle School Used the Task Force Model to Encourage Cell Phone EtiquetteAre you looking for a way to encourage responsible technology use? Have your students even been distracted during a lesson by their cell phone? Do parents contact students in the middle of the school day? This session will provide your practical strategies to collect data from your school community about cell phone use and strategies to using the task force model to write a cell phone etiquette belief statement for your building.
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Real Talk - What Teachers Need to KnowTeachers are given more opportunity and more responsibility. The demands made on teachers' time come from numerous sources often resulting in a question, "What takes priority?".
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Now THAT'S a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom QuestioningWhat is a good question - or rather, how does a good question prompt and encourage students to think deeply and share the depth and extent of their knowledge in detail, insightfully, and in their own unique way? Learn how to develop good questions that address the cognitive rigor of college and career ready standards by challenging and engaging students to demonstrate higher order thinking and communicate depth of knowledge.
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Fun with 5th Grade SciencePresenters will highlight effective lessons for 5th grade science teachers. These high interest lessons incorporate student centered activities that connect to the real world. Presenters will offer teachers a look at sample lesson materials and opportunities to explore these lessons.
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Trauma - Informed Prevention in Middle ChildhoodWright State University Middle Childhood teacher candidates were trained in trauma-informed universal prevention. They demonstrated increased efficacy in instructional strategies, student engagement, and classroom management over the control.
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Lost, Found, and Now Learning: Using Data to Find and Teach Students in Need of Foundational SkillsAre you looking for a structure to provide academic and cognitive-behavioral interventions for middle school students who are in need of fundamental skills? Do you see the need to build and reinforce essential skills so students have a greater desire to learn? Join us to learn about our data-based process of selecting, intervening and monitoring the progress of students receiving interventions in foundational areas of reading, math, engagement, motivation, social skills, and study skills. We will share technology and research-based intervention strategies that are developmentally appropriate for middle school students in need.
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Coaching Up LeadersWhat'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 principals to build your plan to coach others up!
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Middle School Students Have 1st Amendment Speech RightsRecent court cases involving middle school student speech will be reviewed. The actions taken by school personnel will be analyzed using the AMLE framework for successful schools. Recommendations will be provided to avoid litigation.
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I Have One Nerve Left…and You're Standing on It!The roles and expectations of the classroom teacher have changed greatly in today's world. This is also true for our students and we can no longer assume they come to us knowing how to behave. This session will share powerful, effective classroom management strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom. Learn how to turn non-productive class time into additional instructional minutes using behavior changing tools and techniques while building stronger relationships with your students and lowering discipline referrals.
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It Doesn't Take a Genius to Run Genius HourHear how a small school connected their students with community leaders to solve real life problems, build student communication skills, enhance community relationships, develop multi-disciplinary projects, improve student effort, and bring out the "genius" in students.
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Interactive Zoo Encounter: A Cross-Curricular Design ChallengeWyoming Middle School teachers created a design challenge for 5th grade students which assessed standards across subject areas and involved community collaboration with the Cincinnati Zoo.
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The Amazing Race - A Cross Curricular ChallengeThe Amazing Race is a cross-curricular challenge that places students in small groups. Each group works together to complete various challenges from math, science, social studies, language arts, foreign languages, teambuilding, and more. Groups earn points at each challenge as they race to the finish line. This activity is great for groups of 30-300 and is a wonderful team event for your students. Caution: You may laugh a lot!
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Building CharacterThis presentation will share the ins and outs of starting a character education program at your school. With one year under our belt, we'd like to share our experiences from the beginning until now. We'll share what's working well and where we are struggling. You will have the opportunity to participate in a few active lessons as well as take home a handful of example lesson plans. Caution: Be prepared to have fun!
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What's in a Number? The Value in Assessments. A background informative session will start the reflective process for teacher as to what the assessment process should look like for students in the 21st century. Ideas for implementing tools that will empower students to take ownership of their own learning will be demonstrated. The role of adolescent development and how it affects student achievement and assessment outcome will be discussed.
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Earth by the NumbersIn this STEM-based workshop, participants will engage in innovative, hands-on activities to help students use their developing math skills to better understand human impacts on the environment. Use real-world data to boost understanding of numbers and operations, measurement, probability, and more. Presented strategies include creating representational models with manipulates, cooperative group problem solving challenges, graphing and analysis, and role-playing simulations. Receive lessons on a CD-ROM.
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Hands Across the Waters"We must find ways to engage our students globally with authentic learning experiences that will connect them with others outside the world." Learn many ways to incorporate the Common Core and Writer's Workshop in Global Education Partner Stories, technology, and Project Based Learning will help enhance.
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#ReadWalkWater: Students Changing the World Through a Social Injustice UnitLooking for ways to actively engage students in the Language Arts classroom? Help inspire your middle school students to take action against social injustices in your community and the world action using a theme topic. We will guide you through the steps of a Social Injustice theme-based unit using literature, nonfiction texts and research ending with a social action project that will change the world.
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Tips and Tricks for New TeachersIf you are a new teacher or looking for some tips and tricks to make your day easier, this session is for you! Tips revolve around classroom management, organization, and parent relationships. This session is full of prizes and practical information.
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A Crosswalk of Connections: Bridging Gaps between This We Believe and Teacher EvaluationsDo you feel pressure to meet teacher evaluation requirements while also staying true to This We Believe? Come to this session to see how you can master both simultaneously. You will receive a crosswalk graphic organizer that directly relates to the sixteen characteristics described in This We Believe with current education standards. You will also receive a detailed resource list that will help you immediately apply the discussion to your daily work. We will help you work smarter, not harder.
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GEEKs in Your Science and Social Studies Classroom Generate, Engaged, Empowered, KidsDo you want GEEKs in your classroom? Are your students in the driver's seat of their own learning? Attendees will learn how to Generate Empowered, Engaged Kids (GEEKs) by implementing the Module Learning Plan. This easy to follow template takes your current strategies and methods and transforms them into a blended, student-directed, motivated environment that offers challenge for all learners. User-friendly templates will be provided.
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A "Googly" Trip: A Math and Social Studies Collaborative PBLLooking for a great culminating cross-curricular project? Have your students plan a trip to a place they've studied in social studies class. This real world project will allow students to apply Google technology such as My Maps, Classroom, Docs, etc. with authentic math skills such as budgeting and currency conversions. You will walk away with templates and lesson plans so that you can implement and adapt this project to your own classroom. Suggestions to modify this project to include other subject areas will also be provided.
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Your School Rocks…So Tell People!Your School Rocks will provide participants with practical ways to use Social Media to keep your students' families and community connected, informed, and excited about the happenings in your school.
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Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE): The Pedagogy that is Transforming ClassroomsA Self-Organized Learning Environment, or SOLE, can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet connection, and students who are ready to learn. Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using the internet. An educator poses a Big Question and students form small groups to find an answer. During a SOLE session students are free to move around and share information or to change groups at any time; near the end of a session they have the opportunity to share what they learned with the whole group. SOLE sessions are characterized by discovery, sharing, spontaneity and limited teacher intervention. It is recommended that SOLE sessions be held for at lead one hour weekly in the classroom. Participants will leave prepared to implement SOLEs in their learning environments and have access to tools to support their use of SOLE.
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Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE): The Pedagogy that is Transforming ClassroomsA Self-Organized Learning Environment, or SOLE, can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet connection, and students who are ready to learn. Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using the internet. An educator poses a Big Question and students form small groups to find an answer. During a SOLE session students are free to move around and share information or to change groups at any time; near the end of a session they have the opportunity to share what they learned with the whole group. SOLE sessions are characterized by discovery, sharing, spontaneity and limited teacher intervention. It is recommended that SOLE sessions be held for at lead one hour weekly in the classroom. Participants will leave prepared to implement SOLEs in their learning environments and have access to tools to support their use of SOLE.
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Scheduling for SuccessCome to this session to learn how Teays Valley West Middle School adjusted their schedule to meet the demands of Value Added, Middle Level Learners, Cross Curriculum Instruction, Advisory, Independent Reading and Class Meetings.
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Using Google Classroom at the Middle School LevelIf your school is using Google Apps for Education you have access to this simple, Free, environmentally friendly, time saving tool called Google Classroom. During this session you will create a classroom and learn about the various ways to implement it into your Middle School classroom. Administrators are encouraged to attend to learn how Google Classroom can be used with staff as a professional development and communication tool.
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The Google "APP-eal"Google APPs are a hidden gem. Increase the "APP"titude in your classroom by learning how to integrate the following into your lessons: Google Tour Builder, Google Drawings, Google Hangout, Zaption, Padlet, Peardeck, Nearpod, and Quizlet. Create engaging formative and summative assessments with these tools. "APP"solutely BYOD!
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Find Keys to Educating Young AdolescentsRe-awaken your middle school mind! This session will offer foundational information from This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents. Participants will learn basic concepts presented form the book and be given time to share other effective instructional strategies. Teaching adolescents becomes more effective when armed with knowledge about what adolescents need to be successful.
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Find Keys to Educating Young AdolescentsRe-awaken your middle school mind! This session will offer foundational information from This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents. Participants will learn basic concepts presented form the book and be given time to share other effective instructional strategies. Teaching adolescents becomes more effective when armed with knowledge about what adolescents need to be successful.
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Q: Wait! You Want Us to Teach Writing Now, Too?! A: Yes! And Here's How!Come learn about the 2015-2016 implementation of the new Writing Across the Curriculum initiative in our middle school and leave with understanding of the factors contributing to its success. The organizational structure and professional development that supported this work, as well as specific strategies for writing AND grading the writing, will be highlighted. Use our experience to enhance Writing Across the Curriculum for your own middle level learners!
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5th Grade Western Hemusphere Cross-Curricular UnitCome and learn how 5th graders can follow the Engineering's Design Process to create a product based on the natural resources located in the Western Hemisphere. Throughout this three month unit, students learn about the interdependence of the Western Hemisphere. After researching countries of the Western Hemisphere, students participate in a moving timeline and a wax museum, incorporating standards from all core subjects. As a culminating activity, the students plan and participate in a Western Hemisphere Celebration. This celebration begins with a Math PBL activity, including culture, cuisine, and the arts.
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What Makes Something Newsworthy? Creating a Historic Video NewscastWhat makes something newsworthy? Do you think the events that make it into textbooks were once "headlines"? Follow one teacher's journey to increase students' interests and understanding of historical events by engaging students in cooperative learning groups, technology and project based tasks as they create unique video newscasts.
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Pool Passes, Diving, and SwimmingYou will get insider tips on: landing that first job (pool pass); approaching the start of the school year with confidence (diving); and surviving/thriving in that first critical year (swimming). You will leave with great strategies for acquiring, starting, and succeeding in your first teaching job. Our presenters have over 30 years of collective administrative experience in recruiting, interviewing, preparing, and fostering growth in new teachers.
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Expect EverythingOften incoming teachers are not fully prepared for entering a middle school classroom. Expecting everything to act rather than react is the focus on the talk.
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Target DifferentiationTargeting specific needs of classroom curriculum, development of proper assessment tools and varying ways of delivery will change the effectiveness of your lessons.
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Engaging Middle Level Learners through Poetry WorkshopParticipants will leave with an understanding of how to implement a poetry workshop in their language arts block. Participants will leave with materials and ideas to help their own students create a poetry anthology.
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Behavior Monitoring: Quick, Cheap, and NerdyMonitoring student behaviors, especially associated with a behavior plan, can be time consuming and hard to maintain. By using resources free with Google APPs for Education , we can help make the process more effective.
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Journey to Elite InstructionThe teaching of writing has become even more important with the focus on writing in Ohio's Learning Standards and the AIR assessments in all subjects. But how do you stay true to the writing process when time is short?  This workshop will present an updated version of a writer's workshop, appropriate for today's already packed curriculum.  Teachers will leave with the framework for a unit for one genre of writing, complete with prompts, mini lessons and assessment ideas.  
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Writer's Workshop for the 21st Century We will focus on ideas and projects to help students relate History to things they enjoy today! You've heard of CSI, let me tell you about HIS's and other fun activities to use in social studies.
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How I Hacked Google Docs to Faciliate Planning, Collaboration, and CommunicationI have a unique way of planning for instruction and collaborating with colleagues that leverages Google Docs and is very simple and a huge time saver for teachers. I call it simply my "weekly plan" but the ability to share with colleagues, link all teaching and homework documents, and host it online on a variety of learning management systems (Schoology, Moodle, Google Classroom, etc.) make it much more valuable than it may sound.
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"Launch"ing STEM to Intermediate GradesThrough the Project Lead the Way "Launch" Curriculum, students learn to become problem solvers. Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ critical thinking. In this session, participants will "learn by doing" and apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is okay to take risks and make mistakes. As teachers and students learn and discover together, education becomes far more engaging. PLTW Launch is designed to offer maximum flexibility and work in a variety of settings and scenarios.
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Knowing What is CriticalParticipants will be introduced to teaching strategies that will empower students to identify critical content for learning. The strategies are based on the "Essentials for Achieving Rigor" series by Senn, Rutherford, and Marzano. Activities will be provided that include math, science, language arts, and social studies content areas.
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The Effectiveness of Technology Integration When Reviewing for Tests on Students' Test ScoresThis study was conducted in order to see the impact that technology has when used to review before tests on students' test scores. This was utilized to see if technology, specifically immediate response based quizzes (Kahoots), played a role in increased knowledge retention in students who are in sixth grade on tests. The quantitative data shows that on average students test scores increase by 4.73 percent when technology was integrated into the review before the tests were given. The qualitative results also showed that students preferred the technology review by about 75%. The qualitative data shows that students were more actively engaged during the entire class period when technology was used and they were more positive about the review in general.
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Same But DifferentParticipants will be introduced to various instructional strategies that focus on teaching students to identify similarities and differences in content which will deepen their understanding. The strategies are based on the "Essentials for Achieving Rigor" series by Connie Scoles West and Robert Marzano. Activities will cover the content areas of science, math, language arts, and social studies.
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Examining the Effect of the Socratic Method on Formal Discussion Skills in a Seventh Grade ClassroomThis presentation will examine the Socratic Method Instructional strategy to determine its effect on social studies achievement in a seventh grade classroom. Five phases of instruction will be shared in this session.
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Career Education: Bridging the Gap Between Today's Schooling and Tomorrow's FutureOur presentation will provide a comprehensive look at the development of our career education program at Edgewood Middle School. Every new endeavor includes roadblocks and success. Hear how we maneuvered around the challenges and forged a partnership with our teachers that resulted in authentic buy in. Come be a part of our journey to develop 21st century learners.
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Building a Quality Advisory from the Ground UpThe goal of the presentation is to share our story of implementing advisory with fidelity to This We Believe from the ground up in a district and building which over the years has various challenges including changes to: grade level configurations and changes in administration, schedules, limited funding for staff and initiatives - much a result of the climate in which we teach today given various mandates. We will share what advisory looks like given the unique needs of our students and the foundation we provided the faculty as a framework to adapt for their grades levels in a 6, 7, 8 building. We will share what advisory looks like given the unique needs of our students and the foundation we provided the faculty as a framework to adapt for their grades levels in a 6, 7, 8 building.
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Cultivating Dreamers in a Rural Landscape through an Interdiscilinary UnitLooking to bridge language arts and math content alongside STEAM careers as we prepare learners for the 21st century? This presentation provides an in-depth look at an interdisciplinary unit designed for grade 8 learners in a rural, middle school; it centers on the question: How do you make a dream come true and what career is essential to have the practical means to do so? While the unit centers primarily on ELA and math it does explore social studies and science concepts as well. Student interview clips in various stages of the unit as well as work samples will be integral to the presentation - after all, aren't these the voices we most need to listen to today as middle level educators?
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Do You Have the "Courage" to Change Your School's Climate?In this session, attendees will follow one school's journey of how they implemented a school-wide initiative. This initiative focused around the themes of courage, perseverance and determination that positively affected the overall culture of the school. Through the use of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity, learn how this middle school attempted to change their environment.
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Standards Based Learning in the History ClassroomI will share practical uses and applications of Standards Based Learning in a History classroom. Through SBL, my students are able to not only understand basic facts about historical events, but show a higher understanding with writing. I will give specific examples of how I use SBL with history standards.
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The Engagement Party!You're invited to the Engagement Party!!! During this session, teachers will be provided with practical ways to get students engaged. We will share unique strategies, activities, and games for teachers to use before units, during lessons, and while assessing for understanding. There will be low to high tech activities shared, as well as practical takeaways that teachers can use right away! This session is designed to help teachers find ways to spend less time making copies of worksheets and more time having fun with students! There is something for everyone!
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Creating Vocabularians: Engaging Strategies for All Content AreasVocabularians not only understand but are actively engaged with vocabulary. Using the framework of explore, practice, and apply, this motivating hands-on session offers middle level teachers a wide variety of exciting strategies an activities to use with their students to renew and energize their vocabulary instruction, foster deeper levels of thought and retention, and increase their students' motivation and interest in vocabulary. This innovative session supports vocabulary instruction (reading, writing, listening, & speaking) in all content area classrooms.
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1 Collaborative Effort + 1 Significant Master Schedule Change + 2 Years of Fine Tuning = Success 4 Our LearnersA team from Lee Burneson Middle School will present on how the development of an intervention period and an adjustment to our master schedule has positively impacted achievement for our struggling learners. We will explore: 1) How the plan was developed. 2) Who is assigned to intervention class. 3) What we do in the intervention class. 4) How we progress monitor. 5) A longitudinal look at our data from year to year.
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Using "Class DoJo" as Part of Your PBISParkway Middle School has improved its overall value-added grades from and "F" to an "A" in just three years. A big part of this improvement has been because of the use of the "Class DoJo" as part of our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Plan. Join us to learn how your school can use this FREE program to help ALL students be successful.
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Structuring Your Middle School for Success for All Students: Our StudentsParkway Middle School won an OMLA Scheduling Award in 2014. Our schedule, structure, and routines have helped us improve our overall value-added grade from an "F" to an "A" in just three years. Join us to learn how to set up your school for success for ALL students. Learn the latest in best practices in middle school including our most recent training from the Social Justice Institute.
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Tool and Resource SharingAdministrators will be given access to an online tool (www.schooladmintools.com) to capitalize on their original resources and experiences. Learn how to profit from your creativity, assist other administrators, and acquire useful materials from successful school leaders. This is a presentation for both new and experienced educational leaders.
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Are Students "Learning" Appropriate Behaviors Throughout All Areas of Your Educational Environment?From the moment a student is picked up by a bus or dropped off at school, students can "learn" behaviors. Are you a leader in your school that teaches and encourages the learning of appropriate behaviors, not just in your classroom, but in all areas of the educational environment? Come find out how you can be that leader. During this session, participants will learn classroom management techniques that will increase teaching time, by decreasing the time spent dealing with inappropriate behaviors. Participants will learn strategies to "teach" appropriate behavior across all areas of the educational environment.
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C.H.A.M.P.S. - CHAMPion Teacher!If you fail to plan, plan to fail; do you have a classroom management plan? Attendees will learn how to effectively implement C.H.A.M.P.S. in their classroom management plan and clearly define behavioral expectations for each instructional approach. Attendees will experience a hands-on make it-take it approach by creating a C.H.A.M.P.S. for their classroom. If you would like to benefit from fewer classroom disruptions and increased student motivation, implementing C.H.A.M.P.S. can make it happen! Be a CHAMPion teacher today!
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Pop-Up Debates in the ELA ClassroomAs a 7th grade Challenge ELA teacher, I was looking for a creative way to have my students delve deeper into various subjects and to develop evidence supported opinions about these topics. As it evolved, we began to create a framework for mini-pop up debates. The students LOVED it and would beg me for the opportunity to pick a side on a topic and then act as lawyers, members of the lawyer's team and jury members. As a result, their research and persuasive writing skills improved as well as their cooperation, preparation, and presentation skills.
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Mindset in the MiddleWhen middle school students believe that hard work and perseverance can make a difference in their daily lives, those students can grow to become resilient and successful both in class and in life. Educators and administrators will work with hands on activities to build growth mindsets in the classroom and the school in order to build a culture of success and student achievement.
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How to Get the Job: Roundtable DiscussionA cannot–miss and must–attend roundtable discussion for all Collegiate Middle Level Association members in attendance. Meet with Ohio Middle Level Association administrators to talk about resume and interview tips as well as receive answers to frequently asked questions concerning the entire job application process.
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The Art of Communication in EducationWhat does it mean to possess "strong communication skills?" Attend this multimedia presentation if you would like to build upon and enrich your current communication practices as well as learn how, when combined with the appropriate objectives and strategies, to successfully apply a variety of resources in order to effectively communicate with students, staff, parents and community.
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21st Century Homework Success: Principles, Practicalities, and ProductsDealing with homework is a big stress for students, teachers, and parents. What’s ethical and doable, and what gets in the way of student success?  Boost your students’ homework completion rate with these highly motivating, easily applicable homework practices for the modern classroom. Yes, you can assign complex homework, get it returned with thoughtful responses, and have a life outside of school! We’ll look at when to give homework and when not to give it, as well how to assess it, how to motivate students to do it, how to design developmentally appropriate assignments for diverse students, how much homework to assign, and much more.  Join us for research-based and insightful ideas from a 36–year classroom veteran that generate inspired efforts by your students. Tonight’s assignment?  Reserve a spot in this session!
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More Than Serving Pizza: Motivating Today's Students“No time for breakfast, Mom. I have to get to class on time. Today we open the box!” What is this…a Hollywood movie fantasy? No, it’s from a real classroom with real students. Attitude can change a blob of sand into King Arthur’s castle. This session is full of practical ideas to minimize inhibitors and maximize motivation for your students. We’ll look at everything from positive risk-taking to students’ physiology and diet, from cognitive science to integrating students’ culture, as well as high engagement activities, building relationships, and lesson design. To be so compelling that students have no choice but to think, take risks, do the activities, and learn – this is the goal of every lesson we present. It’s not easy to motivate today’s students, particularly older students, but we can do it with substantive content and these effective approaches from an experienced practitioner. And what was in the box, you ask? Why, of course, it was a – Oh, darn.  No more space.  Join us to find out.
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All Means All! Creating a Healthy Culture Part 1This session will address two vital stages in the process of creating a Healthy Culture: 1) Creating a culture committed to learning and 2) Addressing staff frustration and discomfort with change. We will explore the theories that link the importance of school culture on student learning and participants will leave with an abundance of practical strategies to start the process of transforming their culture when they return to their school.
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All Means All! Creating a Healthy Culture Part 2This session will address the behaviors of a transformational leader. We will address the issue of staff resistance to change and the leader's role in building consensus. We will address two key areas; creating a culture of collaboration, and fair and how to build fair and reasonable systems of accountability.
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Driving the School Culture ShiftLeadership Blueprint: Uncover the 4 Unique Strategies Guaranteed to Increase Your Influence and Become a Highly Successful Industry Leader! Learn exactly how to intentionally change your culture and maximize the potential of your staff and students! This message is guaranteed to motivate, inspire, and fuel you to Mojo Up, and make that a reality! Travis’s Mojo Up Leadership Blueprint will help you create a new passion and drive for improving your student’s over all achievement. He will teach you exactly how to Increase Your Influence the RIGHT WAY and create a high-achieving school culture. If you are ready to develop more leaders in your building to handle the toughest school challenges like bullying, apathy, and negative school spirit then this is the presentation for you! Come learn how to apply a few small adjustments with big results for your school!   
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