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Monday, October 21
 

9:05am EDT

Elementary Science Extravaganza
Limited Capacity filling up

Budget friendly, hands-on, engaging STEM fun! Teachers will leave with plenty of ideas to incorporate cool new science activities into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya McGhee

Tanya McGhee

BioNetwork
The mission of BioNetwork is to provide high quality economic and workforce development for biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training, and laboratory resources.


Monday October 21, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am EDT
M214

9:05am EDT

Less is More: Implementing Digital Tools with Intention w/ Imagine Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the surplus of digital tools available to "fix" learning. In this presentation, we'll discuss why aligning specific digital tools to SMART goals and focusing on implementing solely those with fidelity will lead to stronger results. We'll conduct this conversation through the lens of our existing partnership serving English Learners. (A separate presentation will be given on Imagine Math)

Speakers
avatar for Connor Gray

Connor Gray

Area Partnership Manager, Imagine Learning
A differentiated approach - Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all instruction—and hello to a strategic, research-based curriculum that meets students at their own level. With Imagine Language & Literacy, every child receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am EDT
M227

9:05am EDT

Math Breakouts: Challenging Students and Making Math Fun
Limited Capacity full

Math Breakouts are a great way to engage students. Students work in groups to solve puzzles using strategies you teach in class. The competition and award factory drives students to do their best. An added benefit is that you get to progress monitor how well students understand concepts they should know. It is a win for all.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hayes

Joseph Hayes

DLC Martin Millennium Academy, ECPS


Monday October 21, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am EDT
M206

9:05am EDT

Vocabulary - Gamechanger!
Limited Capacity full

Blended Learning with Raz Plus

Raz-Plus makes blended learning possible with thousands of differentiated reading resources that enable you to strengthen the connection between what is taught and what students practice on their own. In this session, we provide an overview of how Raz-Plus supports teacher-led instruction, independent reading practice, formative assessment, and data-driven reporting to inform instruction and improve students' reading skills.
Goals and Objectives
• Navigate Raz-Plus
• Investigate new resources
• Explore the student experience
• Use the interactive eTools
• Create a class roster and assign enhanced resources
• Incorporate instructional tips and ideas for implementation

Speakers
avatar for Angela Romano

Angela Romano

Senior Manager, Professional Learning - South Learning A-Z, Learning A-Z
Angela joined Learning A-Z full time as the Professional Development Manager in 2015 after serving as a Professional Development Specialist for 3 years. She serves the Southern Implementation Team working with many districts in 11 southern states. Angela has guided and coached several... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am EDT
M219

10:00am EDT

Enrich Your Teaching With Resources and Services From the Teaching Resources Center of Joyner Library
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will highlight resources and services offered by the Teaching Resources Center of Joyner Library at East Carolina University to educators in eastern North Carolina. Topics will include Preschool through Grade 12 curriculum materials, textbooks, and outreach services. Active learning will be discussed and participants are encouraged to use resources of the Teaching Resources Center to provide active learning in the classroom.

Speakers
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Hazel Walker

Education & Outreach Librarian, ECU


Monday October 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
M227

10:00am EDT

Making Science Fun but Intentional
Limited Capacity full

This session shows you how to engage your students and effectively support their literacy development and science content knowledge with comprehensive and versatile science resources and activities in Science A-Z.
Our Goals and Objectives:
• Utilize 8 Science A-Z resources ideal for older students with Interactive Science Lessons, FOCUS Books, Project-Based Learning Packs, Storylines, Investigation Packs, Quick Reads, Science Topic Skill Reports, and Career Files
• Plan and assign Science Units
• Teach valuable informational reading skills

Speakers
avatar for Angela Romano

Angela Romano

Senior Manager, Professional Learning - South Learning A-Z, Learning A-Z
Angela joined Learning A-Z full time as the Professional Development Manager in 2015 after serving as a Professional Development Specialist for 3 years. She serves the Southern Implementation Team working with many districts in 11 southern states. Angela has guided and coached several... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
M219

10:55am EDT

Interactive Vocabulary for Intentional Practice Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

This session shows you how to engage your students and effectively support their literacy development and science content knowledge with comprehensive and versatile science resources and activities in Science A-Z.
Our Goals and Objectives:
• Utilize 8 Science A-Z resources ideal for older students with Interactive Science Lessons, FOCUS Books, Project-Based Learning Packs, Storylines, Investigation Packs, Quick Reads, Science Topic Skill Reports, and Career Files
• Plan and assign Science Units
• Teach valuable informational reading skills

Speakers
avatar for Angela Romano

Angela Romano

Senior Manager, Professional Learning - South Learning A-Z, Learning A-Z
Angela joined Learning A-Z full time as the Professional Development Manager in 2015 after serving as a Professional Development Specialist for 3 years. She serves the Southern Implementation Team working with many districts in 11 southern states. Angela has guided and coached several... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 10:55am - 11:40am EDT
M219

11:00am EDT

Exploring Foundational Skills ELA and/or SLA
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will examine the overall structure and design of foundational skills mini-lessons and the connections that are made to phonological and phonemic awareness, as well as the phonics scope and sequence of instruction. Participants will understand the foundational skills connections to shared reading, writing, and leveled texts.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
M111A

11:00am EDT

The Ramped Up Read Aloud
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you effectively take read alouds to the next level, while at the same time develop your students into motivated, interactive readers? Utilizing a modeled lesson, text talk, and comprehension activities, you will practice valuable skills to pre-plan successful read aloud lessons. You will also learn efficient strategies to shape students’ listening comprehension, vocabulary foundation, and engagement during read alouds!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MzlHWEl1o8UrvhuTbf84SJxIioRlUR5DjZWD5cnXd7w/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Radcliffe

Valerie Radcliffe

Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Coach, NCSU


Monday October 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
M225

11:50am EDT

Scaffolding: Setting Students up for Success
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you scaffold instruction without watering down the curriculum? Actively engage in research-based strategies and best practices to implement in ELA and Math instruction to help all students access grade-level content. Leave this session with tools and tips to add to your instructional toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Jumela Bullock

Jumela Bullock

Literacy Specialist, Edgecombe County Public Schools
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Tenika Mercer

Math Specialist, Edgecombe County Public Schools


Monday October 21, 2019 11:50am - 12:35pm EDT
T134

12:45pm EDT

Blended Learning with Raz Plus
Limited Capacity filling up

Raz-Plus makes blended learning possible with thousands of differentiated reading resources that enable you to strengthen the connection between what is taught and what students practice on their own. In this session, we provide an overview of how Raz-Plus supports teacher-led instruction, independent reading practice, formative assessment, and data-driven reporting to inform instruction and improve students' reading skills.
Goals and Objectives
• Navigate Raz-Plus
• Investigate new resources
• Explore the student experience
• Use the interactive eTools
• Create a class roster and assign enhanced resources
• Incorporate instructional tips and ideas for implementation

Speakers
avatar for Angela Romano

Angela Romano

Senior Manager, Professional Learning - South Learning A-Z, Learning A-Z
Angela joined Learning A-Z full time as the Professional Development Manager in 2015 after serving as a Professional Development Specialist for 3 years. She serves the Southern Implementation Team working with many districts in 11 southern states. Angela has guided and coached several... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm EDT
M219

1:40pm EDT

Exploring Word Study Mini-Lessons ELA and/or SLA
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will examine the overall structure and design of word study mini-lessons. Understand how word study is taught in weekly mini lessons using the Texts for Close Reading, scope and sequence of instruction, word study resources, and additional practice opportunities.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2019 1:40pm - 2:25pm EDT
M111A

1:40pm EDT

Imagine Math: Student Journaling & Reports Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

We will cover how to leverage student journaling in Imagine Math to deepen students' understanding of mathematics and provide them an avenue to explain their reasoning in multiple ways. Additionally, we will provide an overview of the reports available in Imagine Math and how to incorporate the reporting features in your student data reviews.

Speakers

Monday October 21, 2019 1:40pm - 2:25pm EDT
M214
 


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