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Tuesday, July 23
 

8:00am

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Join us to learn practical strategies to develop students' academic language fluency while sheltering instruction in all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn information that can be applied immediately to classroom teaching, collaborative planning, name and need meetings, and PLC discussions. Presented by Seidlitz Group. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
D106

8:00am

Fundamentals of Inclusion / Co-Teach
Limited Capacity full

This session is designed to provide information on the philosophical basis of inclusive practices. We will review the models of co-teaching and address the most common questions and first steps of implementation. There will be work time provided within the session so it will be most impactful to attend with campus teammates. Presented by Special Education Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
C130

8:00am

Future Ready Practices that Support Growth of the Whole-Child
Limited Capacity full

Learn the steps taken to introduce teaching staff to the Future Ready Learning Profile. Learning will focus around the attributes of collaboration, communication, responding, and innovation and the benefits that an emphasis on these can bring to the success of the whole child.  Presented by Newman Elementary.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
D132

8:00am

Maximizing Student Success Through an Effective RtI Process
Limited Capacity full

Looking for ways to ignite your current RTI process on campus and in district? This session will provide participants with strategies to use tomorrow to implement and improve the RTI process. Presented by Reedy High School.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
C124

8:00am

Presenters
I am a presenter during this session. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am

8:00am

Speed Geeking (Digital Tools)
Limited Capacity filling up

Speed geeking is an opportunity to view a number of digital tools within a fixed period of time. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
C Hall Flex Space

8:00am

Thinking Prompts
Limited Capacity full

Based on chapters in Jim Knight’s book High Impact Instruction, participants will be walked through research-based high leverage and highly engaging teaching strategies that make the biggest difference in student learning at all grade levels. The focus for this session is Thinking Prompts. Presented by Michelle Harris. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
Lecture Hall

8:00am

Genius Hour and Google Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Genius Hour is the perfect way to engage and empower your students in learning! Students are empowered to own their learning by completing the LAUNCH cycle to answer a driving question or solve a problem in the community. Presented by Elliott & Shawnee Trail Elementaries.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
D121

8:00am

Incorporating Authentic Work and Student Voice and Choice
Limited Capacity seats available

Presented by Tech4Learning.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
D239

8:00am

Restructuring the Purpose of Vertical Teams
Limited Capacity full

The session will cover the processes and protocols used to support teachers in analyzing standards vertically through vertical teacher teams. Participants will engage in a vertical unpacking protocol to gain first-hand experience of how a deeper understanding of vertical standards can support best instructional practices across multiple grade-levels and content areas. Presented by Robertson Elementary School. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
C120

8:00am

Socratic Smackdown: Are you "Future Ready" to Rumble?
Limited Capacity full

Are you "Future Ready" to Rumble? Come explore the art of a Socratic Seminar in a way that incorporates differentiated instructional strategies including, but not limited to, Backchannel chat and podcasts. This session is designed to encourage critical and creative thinking while promoting Future Ready learning across disciplines. This session is eligible for 1 hour of GT credit. Presented by the Elementary Gifted & Talented Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
C108

8:00am

Future Ready Learning: Embrace the Challenge
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to alter current instructional practices to support future ready frameworks. Explore how collaboration with your Librarian and DLC can help innovate current projects & activities and support FISD's Profile of a Future-Ready Learner. With hands-on activities participants will take away specific strategies to leverage technology as a tool for improvement and provide students with more voice and choice.  Presented by Heritage High School.
 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
D119

8:00am

Future Ready Now
Limited Capacity filling up

Today’s classrooms offer a unique challenge. As educators, we are expected to help our students grow the skills required for their post-academic life while ensuring a viable lesson that ensures the content is presented with these “soft-skills” embedded. This session will introduce educators to a way to integrate the future ready skills into their planning and their lessons, while building student interest and the students' ownership of learning. Presented by Lawler Middle School.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
C101

8:00am

What Does Future-Ready Teaching and Learning Look Like in My Secondary Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you believe in the FRISCO ISD Profile of a Future-Ready Learner, but you don’t know what it could look like in your classroom, this is the session for you. Through videos, images, and stories you will “see” what future-ready learning looks like in the classroom. Bring a device to this practical interactive session to collaborate and create new possibilities for your students. Leave with a collection of resources to transform teaching and learning. Presented by Meg Ormiston.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:20am
Auditorium

8:00am

Foundational Supports for Managing Classroom Behaviors
Limited Capacity filling up

In this training you will learn how to set up an effective environment with clearly defined procedures and expectations that will foster student success. Through strategic responses to all student behaviors you can decrease off task and disruptive behaviors while increasing positive peer relationships and classroom skills necessary to learn. Presented by SOC/C.A.B.S. Programs. Please note: this is a 3 hour session

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
C107

9:40am

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn practical strategies to develop students' academic language fluency while sheltering instruction in all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn information that can be applied immediately to classroom teaching, collaborative planning, name and need meetings, and PLC discussions. Presented by Seidlitz Group. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D106

9:40am

Breakout of the Norm with Digital Breakouts
Limited Capacity full

Ready to Breakout of the Norm in Your Classroom? Digital Breakouts transform teaching and learning for all students. Join us for all of the tips and tools to create a digital breakout for your students. Participants will need to have general knowledge of Google apps such creating Google Sites, Forms, Sheets and Slides. Presented by the Instructional Technology Department.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
C105

9:40am

Effective Questioning
Limited Capacity filling up

Based on chapters in Jim Knight’s book High Impact Instruction, participants will be walked through research-based high leverage and highly engaging teaching strategies that make the biggest difference in student learning at all grade levels. The focus for this session is Effective Questioning. Presented by Michelle Harris. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
Lecture Hall

9:40am

Everything is Formative!
Limited Capacity full

How do we get students to reflect on their learning authentic, meaningful ways? How can we help them use those reflections--even on summative assessments--as formative learning tools, in line with the theory of the growth mindset? Learn practical, almost universally applicable strategies to provide students feedback and help them work collaboratively to encourage reflection, metacognition, and goal-setting in the classroom. Presented by Centennial High School. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D102

9:40am

Improve Academic Achievement of Economically Disadvantaged Students
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore ways to reach students and close the achievement gap. Action plans, tiered intervention systems, and small group instruction are all effective strategies to address content deficits. But what if students can’t access the content? Brain research shows that there are other factors preventing students from retaining and retrieving information. Learn innovative, brain-based, classroom strategies to support Low SES (and all) students in accessing academic content. Presented by the Federal Programs Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D130

9:40am

Job-Embedded Professional Development #LearningNeverStops
Limited Capacity full

Come explore how Lebanon Trail High School implements concise, relevant professional learning founded in research-based best practices and campus/teacher areas of interest. Participants will learn how to build a foundation of continuous improvement through professional learning embedded into the school day on a monthly basis. These sessions inspire a growth mindset and foster a collaborative, professional environment focused on growth and achievement for both staff and students. Presented by Lebanon Trail High School. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D126

9:40am

Poster Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Poster sessions are an opportunity to interact with multiple campus teams to learn about student-centered experiences you may take back to your campus. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D Hall Flex Space

9:40am

Presenters
I am a presenter during this session. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am

9:40am

Principles of Successful Classroom Management
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn effective classroom management strategies, why it is important to find strategies that work for your students, and techniques that will create a collaborative environment. You will learn several high yield, research based behavior strategies and ways to build relationships that will keep students engaged throughout the school year. Presented by the Special Education Department.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
C132

9:40am

Supporting Students in their Least Restrictive Environment
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on the data available to teachers when determining what specially designed instruction is needed for the individual students in the resource and general education settings. They will be provided a framework for analyzing data and linking it to strategies to ensure these students are educated in the least restrictive environment. Presented by the Special Education Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
C133

9:40am

Future Ready Learner Classroom Examples
Limited Capacity filling up

This session with provide teachers and administrators with practical classroom examples that are highlighted through the profile of a future ready learner. The participants will be given time to collaborate as teams and then prioritize next steps. Presented by Vaughn Elementary. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
C104

9:40am

Morning Meeting
Limited Capacity full

A classroom community is key to a student's academic and social success. Participants will learn a structure to use when implementing daily morning meetings. This will set the tone for teachers to build positive relationships in a tight knit community within their classroom. Presented by Vaughn Elementary.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
C127

9:40am

What Does Future-Ready Teaching and Learning Look Like in My Elementary Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you believe in the FRISCO ISD Profile of a Future-Ready Learner, but you don’t know what it could look like in your classroom, this is the session for you. Through videos, images, and stories you will “see” what future-ready learning looks like in the classroom. Bring a device to this practical interactive session to collaborate and create new possibilities for your students. Leave with a collection of resources to transform teaching and learning. Presented by Meg Ormiston.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
Auditorium

9:40am

Future Ready Now
Limited Capacity filling up

Today’s classrooms offer a unique challenge. As educators, we are expected to help our students grow the skills required for their post-academic life while ensuring a viable lesson that ensures the content is presented with these “soft-skills” embedded. This session will introduce educators to a way to integrate the future ready skills into their planning and their lessons, while building student interest and the students' ownership of learning. Presented by Lawler Middle School.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
C101

9:40am

Incorporating Authentic Work and Student Voice and Choice
Limited Capacity seats available

Presented by Tech4Learning

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D239

9:40am

Providing Equity & Access to Advanced Placement
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will analyze campus and district AP testing data and will learn best practices related to recruitment, and support of underrepresented students. Participants will gain in depth information about the upcoming changes to the AP program for the 2019-2020 school year. Presented by Advanced Academics Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:40am - 11:00am
D114

12:30pm

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn practical strategies to develop students' academic language fluency while sheltering instruction in all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn information that can be applied immediately to classroom teaching, collaborative planning, name and need meetings, and PLC discussions. Presented by Seidlitz Group. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
D106

12:30pm

Fundamentals of Inclusion / Co-Teach
Limited Capacity full

This session is designed to provide information on the philosophical basis of inclusive practices. We will review the models of co-teaching and address the most common questions and first steps of implementation. There will be work time provided within the session so it will be most impactful to attend with campus teammates. Presented by the Special Education Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
C130

12:30pm

Improve Academic Achievement of Economically Disadvantaged Students
Limited Capacity full

Participants will explore ways to reach students and close the achievement gap. Action plans, tiered intervention systems, and small group instruction are all effective strategies to address content deficits. But what if students can’t access the content? Brain research shows that there are other factors preventing students from retaining and retrieving information. Learn innovative, brain-based, classroom strategies to support Low SES (and all) students in accessing academic content. Presented by the Federal Programs Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
D130

12:30pm

Maker Learning & Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us in the library for self-exploration and hands-on learning. Maker learning and coding experiences will be highlighted. Presented by the Instructional Technology Department. Presented by the Instructional Technology Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Library

12:30pm

Presenters
I am a presenter during this session. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm

12:30pm

Processes for Closing the Achievement Gap for Students
Limited Capacity full

This session will provide insight into processes and strategies that have been implemented to work towards closing the achievement gap for students (specifically for EL and special education subpopulations). Presented by Newman Elementary.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
D132

12:30pm

Stories
Limited Capacity full

Based on chapters in Jim Knight’s book High Impact Instruction, participants will be walked through research-based high leverage and highly engaging teaching strategies that make the biggest difference in student learning at all grade levels. The focus for this session is Stories. Presented by Michelle Harris, Instructional Coaching Group. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Lecture Hall

12:30pm

Supporting Students in their Least Restrictive Environment
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on the data available to teachers when determining what specially designed instruction is needed for the individual students in the resource and general education settings. They will be provided a framework for analyzing data and linking it to strategies to ensure these students are educated in the least restrictive environment. Presented by the Special Education Department. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
C133

12:30pm

Future Ready Learner Classroom Examples
Limited Capacity filling up

This session with provide teachers and administrators with practical classroom examples that are highlighted through the profile of a future ready learner. The participants will be given time to collaborate as teams and then prioritize next steps. Presented by Vaughn Elementary.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
C104

12:30pm

Genius Hour and Google Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Genius Hour is the perfect way to engage and empower your students in learning! Students are empowered to own their learning by completing the LAUNCH cycle to answer a driving question or solve a problem in the community. Presented by Elliott and Shawnee Trail Elementary Schools.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
D121

12:30pm

Managing and Evaluating Student-Driven Curriculum Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Presented by Tech4Learning.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
D239

12:30pm

Oh the Places You'll Go with Seesaw Blogs
Limited Capacity full

Today is your day to connect with new places! Collaborate and communicate without leaving your classroom. Let us show you how Seesaw can power up learning and encourage global collaboration. We will show how to build reading communities and include cross curricular content to amplify your classroom with a touch of a button. Learn how to break down the walls of your classroom and encourage your students to be #FriscoFutureReady!  Presented by the Instructional Technology Department.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
C105

12:30pm

Problem Solving: Beyond the Packet
Limited Capacity full

Problem solving is not a packet, it's a mindset. In this session, teachers will be introduced to various engaging problem solving opportunities for students that promote higher order thinking beyond a problem solving packet.  Presented by Riddle Elementary.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
C118

12:30pm

Lighting the “Bulb” of Innovation through Canvas
Limited Capacity full

This session will show transformative digital practices used in the classroom to promote understanding of technology along with Future-Ready skills. We will focus on the use of Bulb for digital journaling, the integration of Google apps into Canvas and into Bulb, along with how to manage students portfolios. As educators, we will embrace the challenge of integrating technology so that students are no longer just consumers but life-long learners that appreciate the seamless use of technology into their everyday lives. Presented by Lawler Middle School.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
C126 (computer lab)

12:30pm

Standards-Based Grading for Mastery
Limited Capacity full

In this session, educators will explore Standards-Based Grading, how to utilize it across all content areas to inform instruction and communicate areas of strength and refinement to stakeholders, and how Grading For Mastery creates an achievement-driven classroom where all students know they can and will achieve mastery. Presented by Lebanon Trail High School.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
D126

12:30pm

What Does Future-Ready Teaching and Learning Look Like in My Secondary Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you believe in the FRISCO ISD Profile of a Future-Ready Learner, but you don’t know what it could look like in your classroom, this is the session for you. Through videos, images, and stories you will “see” what future-ready learning looks like in the classroom. Bring a device to this practical interactive session to collaborate and create new possibilities for your students. Leave with a collection of resources to transform teaching and learning. Presented by Meg Ormiston.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Auditorium

12:30pm

Increasing Positive Interactions
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the most researched interventions is the power of positive interactions. In this training, you will learn about strategies for increasing positive interactions in the classroom and how teachers can monitor their own positive to negative ratio. Please note: this is a 3 hour session. Presented by SOC/C.A.B.S Programs.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
C107

2:10pm

7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn practical strategies to develop students' academic language fluency while sheltering instruction in all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn information that can be applied immediately to classroom teaching, collaborative planning, name and need meetings, and PLC discussions. Presented by Seidlitz Group. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
D106

2:10pm

Cooperative Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Based on chapters in Jim Knight’s book High Impact Instruction, participants will be walked through research-based high leverage and highly engaging teaching strategies that make the biggest difference in student learning at all grade levels. The focus for this session is Cooperative Learning. Presented by Michelle Harris, Instructional Coaching Group. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Lecture Hall

2:10pm

Maker Learning and Coding
Limited Capacity filling up

Come join us in the library for self-exploration and hands-on learning. Maker learning and coding experiences will be highlighted. Presented by the Instructional Technology Department.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Library

2:10pm

Maximizing Student Success Through an Effective RtI Process
Limited Capacity full

Looking for ways to ignite your current RTI process on campus and in district? This session will provide participants with strategies to use tomorrow to implement and improve the RTI process.  Presented by Reedy High School.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C124

2:10pm

Model PLC Process
Limited Capacity full

Schools will walk away with the process, timeline, and materials needed to become a model PLC.  Presented by Hosp Elementary.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
D114

2:10pm

Presenters
I am a presenter during this session. 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm

2:10pm

Principles of Successful Classroom Management
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn effective classroom management strategies, why it is important to find strategies that work for your students, and techniques that will create a collaborative environment. You will learn several high yield, research based behavior strategies and ways to build relationships that will keep students engaged throughout the school year.  Presented by the Special Education Department.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C132

2:10pm

SEL: The Other Essential Skills
Limited Capacity full

Relationships and emotional processes affect how and what we learn. By reducing misbehavior and the amount of time spent on classroom management, our SEL program is designed to create more time for teaching and learning. SEL also strengthens students' relationships with their peers, families, and teachers, who are mediators, collaborators, and encouragers of academic achievement. Presented by the Student Opportunity Center.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C127

2:10pm

Preparing Future Ready Learners through Technology Integration
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover the following topics: how collaboration and communication among students is promoted through technology, how applications can support differentiated practices during small group instruction, and how students can be provided choice and voice for sharing mastery of learning objectives. All of the above topics will connect to the profile of a Future-Ready Learner, as well as, the SAMR model. Session presented by Newman Elementary.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
D132

2:10pm

Restructuring the Purpose of Vertical Teams
Limited Capacity full

The session will cover the processes and protocols used to support teachers in analyzing standards vertically through vertical teacher teams. Participants will engage in a vertical unpacking protocol to gain first-hand experience of how a deeper understanding of vertical standards can support best instructional practices across multiple grade-levels and content areas.  Presented by Robertson Elementary School.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C120

2:10pm

Socratic Smackdown: Are you "Future Ready" to Rumble?
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you "Future Ready" to Rumble? Come explore the art of a Socratic Seminar in a way that incorporates differentiated instructional strategies including, but not limited to, Backchannel chat and podcasts. This session is designed to encourage critical and creative thinking while promoting Future Ready learning across disciplines. This session is eligible for 1 hour of GT credit.  Presented by the Elementary Gifted and Talented Department.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C108

2:10pm

What Does Future-Ready Teaching and Learning Look Like in My Elementary Classroom?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you believe in the FRISCO ISD Profile of a Future-Ready Learner, but you don’t know what it could look like in your classroom, this is the session for you. Through videos, images, and stories you will “see” what future-ready learning looks like in the classroom. Bring a device to this practical interactive session to collaborate and create new possibilities for your students. Leave with a collection of resources to transform teaching and learning. Presented by Meg Ormiston.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

2:10pm

Future Ready Learning: Embrace the Challenge
Limited Capacity full

Learn how to alter current instructional practices to support future ready frameworks. Explore how collaboration with your Librarian and DLC can help innovate current projects & activities and support FISD's Profile of a Future-Ready Learner. With hands-on activities participants will take away specific strategies to leverage technology as a tool for improvement and provide students with more voice and choice.  Presented by Heritage High School.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
D119

2:10pm

Managing and Evaluating Student-Driven Curriculum Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Presented by Tech4Learning.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
D239

2:10pm

Out of Meh and into YEAH: Discovering New ADI Strategies
Limited Capacity filling up

Argument Driven Instruction immerses students in the practices of science while learning about the disciplinary core ideas. In this session participants will discover new strategies to help students develop stronger arguments, integrate Future Ready Skills, how to transform your favorite activities into an ADI lab, and the use of technology.  Presented by Lawler Middle School.

Session Resources

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C101

2:10pm

Putting the BALANCE in the Balanced Assessment Framework
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide an overview of what the CFA data cycle looks like, in support of targeted instruction, to meet the needs of all students. The participants will be able to make applications for the intentional use of the CFA data cycle, as a primary focus, for the work of their content area team.  Presented by Liberty High School.

Tuesday July 23, 2019 2:10pm - 3:30pm
C118