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Monday, July 17
 

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Monday July 17, 2023 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
TBA

8:30am CDT

Opening Session

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Coordinator, BCBE
 
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Ed Tech Consulting Teacher, Baldwin County Public Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 8:30am - 9:50am CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium

10:00am CDT

Beef Up That Basal! How to Engage Students During Your ELA Block

In this session, participants will acquire engaging, easy-to-implement instructional strategies and activities to use with a basal reading program. Participants will use their teacher editions to compose differentiated, technology-based, collaborative, and high-quality lessons and activities that promote student engagement and higher-order thinking.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Saltee

Sarah Saltee

Instructional Coach, J Larry Newton
Hi Everyone!This is my 12th year in education. I've been a classroom teacher for 10 of those years. This past year, I started my instructional coaching journey. I love all things tech and I'm always looking to add new tech pieces to my coaching cycles and instruction. I love learning... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 269

10:00am CDT

Catching Up with Google Classroom

Google Classroom has made some great updates this past year. Join Allie as she reviews all of the new and exciting features for Classroom to get you ready for the first day of school. You'll be ooh-ing and ah-ing over the new Practice Sets available for guided practice and assessment!

Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 8th year in Baldwin County and my 13th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16

10:00am CDT

Creating Magic with Canva

Learn how you can not only create engaging lesson for your students, but your students can EASILY use Canva to collaborate and create in your classroom! bit.ly/CanvaGRITC

Presenters
avatar for Nikki Schwartz

Nikki Schwartz

Instructional Coach, eMINTS National Center
Nikki Schwartz is an Educational Program Coordinator for eMINTS National Center. Nikki started her career in education in 2006 as an eMINTS teacher in 3rd grade. Through her time in education, she worked as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. After receiving her Masters in Educational... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 91

10:00am CDT

Envision Curriculum: ACAP/ACT Resources within the EnVision curriculum (building custom quizzes with ACAP/ACT type questions and best practices)

Participants will learn about the available ACAP/ACT resources built into the enVision curriculum and implementation strategies.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Ham

Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 268

10:00am CDT

Introduction to The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

This session is an introduction to a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English Learners. Attendees will learn about these 6 principles and receive a glance of the potential integration of them into classroom learning and school culture. Resources will be provided.
Baldwin County Point of Contact: Miguelina Howard


Presenters
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE
avatar for Sarah Sahr

Sarah Sahr

English Language Specialist, TESOL
Sarah Sahr, EdD, is the Head of Education & Events with TESOL International Association. Her professional career includes extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in various international settings, most notably as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, a school teacher/administrator... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 254

10:00am CDT

Level Up Instruction: Designing Rigorous & Engaging Tasks

Discover how to increase student engagement, motivation, and persistence by leveling up everyday learning tasks. In this session you will be introduced to how relevance, relationships, and rigor support student engagement. You will walk away with a variety of research-based strategies that can be used in a wide variety of contexts. These strategies can be applied right away to enhance your existing curriculum to increase student engagement and motivation.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 92

10:00am CDT

Leveraging StudySync to Differentiate for ALL Learners!

This session will highlight the digital tools available in the county-adopted secondary English online curriculum McGraw Hill StudySync. Teachers will learn about differentiation strategies using the scaffolded lessons in StudySync with their English language learners, students with IEPs or any student reading below grade level.

Presenters
avatar for Shay Stewart

Shay Stewart

ESL Resource Teacher, Daphne High School



Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 20

10:00am CDT

Mastering ChatGPT (and other AI Tools) in the Classroom

Join A.J. Juliani as we dive into ChatGPT and three other AI tools that can be used to save you hours of time as a teacher, provide engaging activities for your students, and supercharge their learning. Generative AI tools are here to stay and becoming more and more likely to be used by students and teachers. Learn how to embed them into your lessons, create rubrics, assessments and so much more.

Presenters
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Keynote Speaker, Empower
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Library

10:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Attendance

Presentation of PowerSchool Attendance overview, procedures, reporting, and reconciling.    
Registrars, AP, Principal, Clerks



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 251

10:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Basics

Introduction to the basic functionality of PowerSchool SIS.    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 243

10:00am CDT

Productive + Struggle = Student Success in Mathematics

Are your math students hesitant when presented with challenging tasks? Do they wait for you to rescue them at the first signs of struggle? Discover the value of productive struggle and explore key components essential to building a classroom that fosters grit and perseverance.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Arnette

Susan Arnette

Regional STEM Coach, Accelerate Learning, Inc.
Susan Arnette, MEd, is a Nationally Certified STEM Teacher through the National Institute for STEM Education with 30+ years as an educator. Susan knows that the teacher is the strongest determining factor in the classroom for student success and continues her lifelong passion for... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 93

10:00am CDT

Protecting Future Generations by Empowering Today’s Generation...Crisis Resolution & Crisis Management for our youth in the social media space

Social media has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. It has transformed the way we interact and communicate with each other. However, it has also created a new set of challenges, especially for our youth. The rapid growth of social media has resulted in an increase in cyberbullying, online harassment, and exposure to inappropriate content. Social media giants have done very little to protect our children. As parents and educators we struggle in this space daily. What if we gave them the skills they need to confidently navigate these issues? What if we can meet them where they are...armed with the knowledge of the space they are sitting in? In understanding the landscape of their social media lives we can have more intentional, youth led conversations which can lead to empowerment when navigating online safely.
In this conference we will discuss what the current landscape looks like, the challenges our youth face...and how we can help support them by teaching crisis management and resolution skills. We will then take a look at what these skills... coupled with encouraging positive online behavior, as well as helping them to build a healthy relationship with social media...how this can and will help to protect them in the online space. We can help protect future generations mis-steps by supporting and educating todays generation with the skills that will serve them... not just as youth... but as they grow into adulthood.

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 95

10:00am CDT

Teach Language and Literature with Adobe Express

Teachers of literature and language know best that what they’re really teaching students is understanding expression, interpretation and communication. Students in the modern age don’t just need to be able to analyze complex texts; they need to know how to create their own unique stories and persuade others of their important innovative ideas.

Presenters


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 202

10:00am CDT

TEAMS Contracts-What You Need to Know!

This 1 hour session will be for science or math teachers who are interested in signing a preliminary TEAMS Contract during the 2023-2024 school year. It is NOT for teachers who have already signed a preliminary or advanced TEAMS contract with Baldwin County Public Schools.

Presenters
JC

Jonathan Crawford

Human Resources Supervisor, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 267

10:00am CDT

Using Learning Blade to Make Teaching Career Prep A and B Easy

Educators have found Learning Blade and Career Blade to be useful in providing a robust experience for students in Career Prep A and B. Those attending this session will see the alignment of these resources to the standards of these classes and will receive an easy-to-follow guide of suggested week-by-week lesson plans to make teaching Career Prep A and B easy. These two FREE statewide resources are easy to implement and help students in making informed decisions about their future by introducing them to the growing STEM, Computer Science and CTE careers. Learning Blade’s online platform provides interactive career exploration and skill-building activities for students with over 400 online student lessons and 100+ hours of teacher lesson plans for project-based learning and it is easy to monitor student progress. Career Blade provides additional downloadable lesson plans connecting educators to businesses who hire these careers.. Participants will leave this session with additional tools to help their students engage in Career Preparedness.

Sign up for your free Learning Blade account at www.LearningBlade.com/AL
Career Blade resources are available at www.CareerBladeAlabama.com

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mains

Scott Mains

Learning Blade State Manager, Learning Blade


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 96

10:00am CDT

What's the Tea? Classroom Management Built on Positive Relationships

This session will provide strategies to improve classroom management by building positive relationships with students. It will also offer a chance to collaborate with colleagues on what's working and what's not. This session is meant to be discussion-based, interactive.

Presenters
avatar for LaShanda Renee Richardson

LaShanda Renee Richardson

Teacher, Bay Minette Middle


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 5

10:00am CDT

BlackBoard Messenger - Basics

Principals and Assistant Principals will be trained on the Blackboard messaging service.



Presenters
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Chasity Riddick

Communications Coordinator, BCBE
avatar for Todd Huettel

Todd Huettel

Senior Implementation and Training Consultant, BlackBoard


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 207

10:00am CDT

Discovery Education as a Daily Learning Platform (K-12, all content areas)

Whether you're brand new to Discovery Education or you have been a user for years, this is a session you WON'T WANT TO MISS! Learn about Discovery Education's daily learning platform and all the new enhancements/capabilities to make instructional planning more engaging and inspiring for your students.

Learning Targets:​
I CAN locate, view, and save media in Discovery Education.​
I CAN assign and share content to students.​
I CAN locate and use Discovery Education's Ready-to-Use Lesson Activities.​
I CAN use Quiz to check for student understanding.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 255

10:00am CDT

Intro to Adobe Express in the Classroom

In this session, you’ll learn how to help your students get more out of their learning by designing, creating and presenting powerful visual stories with clarity and ease. You’ll also learn how engaging with visual storytelling techniques helps your students develop enhanced digital literacy and communication skills applicable to any industry. It’s never been easier to encourage creativity and capture the imagination of your students.
Link to Presentation 

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 201

10:00am CDT

Organizing Schoology for Student Engagement

Utilizing a clickable week-at-a-glance helps students locate assignments quicker. Being able to see exactly where assignments are will keep students engaged as they are able to be on the assignment faster.

Presenters
avatar for Katherine Kren

Katherine Kren

Biology Teacher, Daphne High School



Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 7

10:00am CDT

Group 7 Secondary Guided Reading

Only new/Group 7 Secondary Guided Reading Teachers should register. This session is CLOSED to all other participants. This two-day session focuses on the Next Steps Guided Reading Assessment (NSGRA) and an introduction to using guided reading in secondary reading intervention.

Presenters
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Holly Christian

Scholastic Trainer, Scholastic


Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 2:50pm CDT
Room 206

10:00am CDT

New Hire Academy - Day 1
This session is for all newly hired teachers.

Monday July 17, 2023 10:00am - 2:50pm CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium

11:00am CDT

Bite-Sized Professional Learning: Micro Certificates for Every Educator

Calling all Alabama educators seeking state approved professional learning hours - the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) offers a menu of online, bite-sized courses that launch you into a deep dive of a specific instructional strategy. Each course is asynchronous, supported, differentiated, and directly applicable to your classroom. AND if you are participating in TEAMS, these Micro Certificates count as six hours of professional learning. Come in to catch a frisbee and valuable information about a unique, research-based approach to continuing your personal education journey that ensures on-going, high-quality, embedded professional development.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Arnette

Susan Arnette

Regional STEM Coach, Accelerate Learning, Inc.
Susan Arnette, MEd, is a Nationally Certified STEM Teacher through the National Institute for STEM Education with 30+ years as an educator. Susan knows that the teacher is the strongest determining factor in the classroom for student success and continues her lifelong passion for... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 93

11:00am CDT

Chaos Coordinators - Managing your Classroom Professionally

This session will be presented by the Human Resources admin team and will focus on managing classrooms effectively and professionally.

Presenters
TW

Tiffany Wilson

HR Director, Central Office Staff
KK

Keith Kizer

HR Supervisor, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 8

11:00am CDT

FCCLA Competitive Events

Help your students figure out the best event for them, getting them started, and reading the rubric.

Presenters
avatar for Alyssa Corbitt

Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I absolutely love FCCLA and FACS!!! I have been involved in some way with both since middle school, whether as a student, volunteer, or teacher/adviser. I love teaching FACS and believe that every student should have the opportunity to experience a Career Tech class. By incorporating... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 5

11:00am CDT

Formative Assessment with Adobe Express

Have you ever been teaching and realized that you aren’t sure if all your students are following your lesson? In this session, you’ll explore tips and strategies to help you keep tabs on your students' understanding in a fun and creative way. You’ll get examples of ready-to-go, remixable formative assessment templates that you can use as is, adapt for specific needs, or pair with your own lessons and resources in any subject.

Presenters


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 202

11:00am CDT

Fun Fonts and Formatting Thrills

Transform your presentations, handouts and even your Google Classroom pages with a few tips and tricks that will enhance your digital resources!

Presenters
avatar for Lacey Bussie

Lacey Bussie

Science Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 252

11:00am CDT

Google Update 2023

Join us to discover the latest Google updates! Discover new tools, tips and tricks that will help improve productivity, collaboration, and communication in the upcoming school year!

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 92

11:00am CDT

How To Turn Any Unit Into a Project-Based Learning Experience

In this a brand-new workshop from A.J. Juliani. He walks attendees through the 5-Step process for authentic learning experiences (that hit standards and your curriculum). Learn how to start from a place of relevance, choose standards that learners can master, scaffold and structure creatively, and assess the process, learning and final product in meaningful ways. Attendees will leave inspired, motivated, and also ready to practically take on the challenge of authentic project-based learning.

Presenters
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Keynote Speaker, Empower
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Library

11:00am CDT

Introduction To OnBase

Presentation on the primary areas of OnBase and how it works.    Registrars, AP, Principal, Counselor, Nurse



Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 243

11:00am CDT

Introduction to The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

This session is an introduction to a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English Learners. Attendees will learn about these 6 principles and receive a glance of the potential integration of them into classroom learning and school culture. Resources will be provided.
Baldwin County Point of Contact: Miguelina Howard

Presenters
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE
avatar for Sarah Sahr

Sarah Sahr

English Language Specialist, TESOL
Sarah Sahr, EdD, is the Head of Education & Events with TESOL International Association. Her professional career includes extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in various international settings, most notably as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, a school teacher/administrator... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 254

11:00am CDT

Pelican's Nest Science Lab: Relevance in the Classroom

Come find out about BCBE's award-winning K-6 marine science program. Teachers will experience an overview of the programs, field experiences, and environmental labs. View the many classroom resources available to check out throughout the year. Participants will also be invited to the Pelican's Nest Google Classrooms, which provide the rigor around the relevance. Come deepen your own understanding of how to give students ownership and responsibility to Mobile Bay!

Presenters
avatar for Kacie Hardman

Kacie Hardman

Central Office STEM Teacher/PNSL Director, Central Office Staff
Hi, I’m Kacie Hardman. I have been an educator for 16 years. I am passionate about students having ownership to their learning through their wonder! I am happily married to my husband Fred and we have three children. You can find us having fun together by the water most days of... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 95

11:00am CDT

Power School Special Programs Tips and Tricks

This session will cover the basics of Power School Special Programs, as well as providing tips and tricks to help navigate forms and reports.

Presenters
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Amy H Kennedy

Special Services Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff



Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 267

11:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Truancy

Discussion and demonstration of BCBOE Truancy process and Truancy Dashboard    

Registrars, AP, Principal, Clerks



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 251

11:00am CDT

Promethean Game Changers

Do you know all the ins and outs of your Promethean ActivPanel? Join us to explore the Titanium ActivPanel updates so that you aren't missing out on any secrets that your panel may be hiding!  Explore the features that you already know plus those that have been added to launch Promethean's panel even further.  See how your panel is a classroom tool that allows teachers to easily deliver instruction in an exciting way that engages students.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Dupuy

Kristin Dupuy

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Trafera
Kristin is a former middle school educator from Ascension Parish with 17 years of classroom experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and her graduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Kristin has been honored with the title of Teacher... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 96

11:00am CDT

So You Wanna Start A Podcast??

If you have ever wanted to dabble in podcasting or thought about starting a podcast at your school, then this session is for you! In this session, participants will decide on an audience to target for their podcast, create a general podcast outline for their school audience and explore various podcast hosting platforms.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Saltee

Sarah Saltee

Instructional Coach, J Larry Newton
Hi Everyone!This is my 12th year in education. I've been a classroom teacher for 10 of those years. This past year, I started my instructional coaching journey. I love all things tech and I'm always looking to add new tech pieces to my coaching cycles and instruction. I love learning... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 269

11:00am CDT

StudySync: Friend, Not Foe!

This session will focus on familiarizing educators with the most practical ways to implement StudySync in the classroom, such as using this fabulous resource for planning lessons, chunking content, creating assessments, and grading with more efficiency.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Tillman

Jaime Tillman

teacher, Daphne Middle School


Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 253

11:00am CDT

Whiteboarding with Kami

If you love using Kami tools to create content, but you want to level up your in-class usage, we've got you! Check out this session to learn the ins and outs of whiteboarding with Kami.

Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager & Teacher Success Champion, Kami
I started as a middle school teacher, jumping between math, science, and tech. Then, after six incredible years, I moved to the teacher-training side, where I spent the next five years as a curriculum & technology coach serving secondary teachers.Before I knew it, I had fallen in... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 3

11:00am CDT

Monday Food Trucks
Monday July 17, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Outside

12:00pm CDT

"The Epic Guide to Student Engagement: Developing Student-Centered Activities with Choice and Inquiry "

We all want to engage students at a higher level. But how do we do that? The key to engagement is high attention and high commitment from our students. However, in order to foster that attention and commitment, we must allow students to motivate themselves and each other through choice-based work. In this workshop, A.J. Juliani will tackle these five strategies that work to engage students at every grade level and inspire innovative work: 1. Choice-based instruction 2. Inquiry-based projects 3. Authentic audience 4. Competitive Challenges 5. Launching to the World. Join A.J. for an interactive session to learn how to develop student-centered activities with choice and inquiry. He will field questions from attendees after his presentation. This session will benefit K-12 teachers and administrators.

Presenters
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Keynote Speaker, Empower
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Library

12:00pm CDT

Be Goldilocks! Make Your Climate and Culture "Just Right"!

Building climate and culture in your school and classroom begins BEFORE students even walk in the door. Plan ahead, follow through, and make adjustments as needed. Climate and culture matter. YOU set the "thermostat".

Presenters
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Becki Ducote

Principal, Summerdale
Hi! My name is Becki Ducote, Summerdale School Principal. I began my career as an educator in 1991. Thirty-two years has certainly taught me how to work hard and be the best "me" I can be. Education has changed a lot. Change is the only thing that is constant. It's important to embrace... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 267

12:00pm CDT

CANCELED - Remind: Teacher Jumpstart

Welcome to Remind! This session will walk new teacher users through the process of:
  1. Setting up a rostered account
  2. Claiming rostered classes
  3. Managing account settings
  4. Leveraging integrations 
  5. Creating ad hoc groups
  6. Communicating effectively
Please bring your laptops as this will be a hands-on session!

Presenters
avatar for Megan Parsill

Megan Parsill

Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Remind
My name is Megan Parsill and I'm a former high school social science teacher. My experience in the classroom was predominately in Chicago Public Schools, working with underserved youth. Providing accessible and equitable communication is of the utmost importance to me. I enjoy collaborating... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 270

12:00pm CDT

Envision Curriculum: Using enVision to create meaningful mathematical discourse (Introduction and purpose to Step 1, tips for effectively implementing Step 1 to generate math discourse, see a Step 1 in action, connect 5 Practices of Math Discourse with a

Participants will learn effective implementation strategies to generate meaningful mathematical discourse by using the step 1 activities in the enVision curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Ham

Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 268

12:00pm CDT

Fun and Engaging Free STEM/CS Activities for Grades 5-9

Learning Blade is a state-funded program for teachers who want to provide their students with practical, hands-on examples of how math, science, social studies, and ELA concepts can be applied in exciting STEM careers. Don't just take our word for it - 91% of teachers who have used Learning Blade agree that it helps students visualize themselves in STEM career paths.

In this session, you will learn how to get your class enrolled in Learning Blade, create assignments, and implement best practices to optimize student engagement and success. To cap off this session, we will participate in easy-to-implement hands-on lessons included in your Learning Blade license.

After using Learning Blade, students show a 100% increase in students interested in becoming an engineer or scientists. And that's not all - we will also introduce you to Learning Blade's Intro to Coding, a ready-to-implement 20-hour course that provides coding opportunities for middle school students.

So, get ready to ignite your passion for implementing career exploration into your classroom. For best results, bring your laptop and sign up prior to the session for your free Learning Blade account at www.LearningBlade.com/AL

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mains

Scott Mains

Learning Blade State Manager, Learning Blade


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 96

12:00pm CDT

Get Group-y with It

Collaboration and community building is an important part of the classroom, but grouping students can be a headache. From quick strategies that require little to no planning to digital resources and everything in between, we will have you confident for the new school year. Beyond just moving the students into groups, we will also help you to build community, which will reinforce strong and positive collaboration.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Sessions

Melissa Sessions

Teacher, Daphne Middle School
avatar for Brittany Antinarella

Brittany Antinarella

Teacher, Daphne East Elementary
I am a Project Jubilee teacher at Daphne East Elementary, after spending 9 years at Daphne Middle teaching everything from Career Tech to Social Studies to Gifted Enrichment. I love making things pretty, traveling, my planner, yoga, spending time with my family and friends, reading... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 3

12:00pm CDT

Increasing Student Engagement through Formative Assessment

In this session you will learn how to apply different techniques to increase student involvement in the learning process. Although we specifically teach elective classes, the tips and techniques will be helpful to teachers of any subject.

Presenters
avatar for Michael  Hill

Michael Hill

Marketing Education, Baldwin County High
avatar for Glenn Ray

Glenn Ray

Teacher-Theatre, Baldwin County High


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 91

12:00pm CDT

K-5 Literacy and Support Struggling Readers on Discovery Education (all content)

Calling all K-5 teachers! Learn how to implement the Discovery Education Experience as a tool to scaffold to support struggling readers.
Learning Target: I CAN identify ways to use multimodal texts to scaffold learning for struggling readers.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 255

12:00pm CDT

Learning Tricks About Google Slides While We Play Karaoke!

Want to pick up some strategies that will help you understand Google Slides better? Want to play a game? Attend this session where we will play a fun karaoke game using Google Slides and practice these skills together! bit.ly/google-karaoke

Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!
avatar for Haylee Anderson

Haylee Anderson

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
Haylee Anderson is currently an instructional specialist with eMINTS National Center. She has previously been a high school English and Spanish and a middle school ELA educator in Missouri. Her family is the most important thing in the world to her. She lives in Southwest Missouri... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 92

12:00pm CDT

Padlet Basics

Padlets are visual boards for organizing and sharing content in a collaborative way. Every Padlet begins as a blank slate... Add text, images, video and more. Then share the Padlet with others to collaborate and create something beautiful! Padlet can be used as an engaging tool to get students collaborating, brainstorming, organizing, and more! Get to know the NEW Padlet Backback! Designed with schools in mind, we now have more user management and access control leading to extra privacy and security!  

Padlet Resources

Presenters
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Ed Tech Consulting Teacher, Baldwin County Public Schools


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 95

12:00pm CDT

STEAM is for Everyone

Need some new STEAM ideas to incorporate in your classroom? Short on time and money? Join us to get some simple STEAM lessons that you can bring back to your K-6 classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn Wilson

Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I was a kindergarten and fourth-grade teacher before becoming a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including a variety of makerspaces and STEAM lessons.



Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 252

12:00pm CDT

Stepping Up with STEM Certification

Step into our session for an overview from Nationally Certified STEM Educators on how to integrate STEM certification programs into your school or district’s initiatives to positively impact STEM instruction and student success.

Honored to be chosen as an advanced credential under the TEAMS Act, the National Institute for STEM Education is a research-based support system for campuses and teachers seeking to strengthen STEM instruction and outcomes.

NISE offers a pathway for campus and district level STEM certifications, individual teacher STEM certifications, and additional TEAMS approved PD hours to help school leaders and teachers understand and apply research and best practices in STEM and 21st-century learning.

Excellence is a journey… and every journey begins with a step… take your next step with us!

Presenters
avatar for Susan Arnette

Susan Arnette

Regional STEM Coach, Accelerate Learning, Inc.
Susan Arnette, MEd, is a Nationally Certified STEM Teacher through the National Institute for STEM Education with 30+ years as an educator. Susan knows that the teacher is the strongest determining factor in the classroom for student success and continues her lifelong passion for... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 93

12:00pm CDT

TeachLogic: Maximizing the Benefits of your Instructional Audio / Teacher Microphones System

Instructional Audio - Learn how to make the most of this powerful tool! You'll learn why instructional audio is so important; how to use it daily; and how to maximize its use throughout a school year.

Presenters
SR

Shawn Rosenberger

Account Manager, TeachLogic
Instructional Audio - Classroom Speakers/Microphones.


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 28

12:00pm CDT

SIB, FBA, BIP....Oh My! Making Sense of Severe Behavior

This session will provide (a) an overview of how to assess the function of severe behavior in the classroom and (b) how to apply various interventions based on the function. All strategies addressed will be those that can be applied in the classroom.  

Presenters
DA

Dr. Allan Allday

Department Chair, University of South Alabama


Monday July 17, 2023 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 8

1:00pm CDT

6-12 Literacy Tools to Support Struggling Readers using Discovery Education

Calling all 6-12 Teachers of ALL CONTENT AREAS! Learn about how Discovery Education Experience can scaffold content to support struggling readers.
Learning Target: I CAN identify ways to use multimodal texts to scaffold learning for struggling readers.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 255

1:00pm CDT

AI Is Here to Stay....What Do We Do Now?

AI...specifically CHAT GPT....and the new My AI for Snap has become an incredibly hot topic recently.  While AI has been around for awhile, we are now seeing it show up everywhere...from social media apps to the work our kids are turning in at school.  Educators are now faced with the task of navigating work that may not be created organically by the student.  We are also faced with the reality that our children are in an incredibly new space...that is making it difficult for them to recognize the difference between tech and human interaction...or information.  All of these new challenges bring about new questions...that will be asked and discussed in this session.  The goal of the session is to educate attendees on the new information surrounding AI, how it will effect their classroom dynamic, how it will effect our children, and what our role is when it comes to educating and protecting students in this space. 

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 93

1:00pm CDT

Biophilic Classrooms: Incorporating Nature to Support Human Wellness

Human wellness has been shown to be linked directly to being around nature or nature inspired elements. In this presentation I will share my experience touring biophilic architecture in the Netherlands, share images of how we applied these concepts to our own classroom and go over a few of the best plants to use in classrooms as tested by our teachers who we supplied classroom plants to.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Anderton

Elizabeth Anderton

Teacher, Daphne High School


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 17

1:00pm CDT

Bring Books to Life with TeachingBooks

Learn how to engage readers with free resources from TeachingBooks. This session is perfect for K-12 teachers who want to bring books to life in the classroom or in the library.

Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn Wilson

Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I was a kindergarten and fourth-grade teacher before becoming a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including a variety of makerspaces and STEAM lessons.


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 252

1:00pm CDT

CANCELED - Remind : School Administrator Training

Get ready to dive into the school administrator dashboard and start engaging with everyone in your community! This session is for new and experienced Remind school administrators. Participants will learn how to:
  1. Customize administrator settings
  2. Use messaging tags to send communications to targeted audiences 
    1. Leverage integrations to enhance messaging
    2. Create ad hoc groups
  3. Manage the People and School List
  4. Locate specific data within the reports on the Statistics tab
Please bring your laptops as this will be a hands-on session!

Presenters
avatar for Megan Parsill

Megan Parsill

Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Remind
My name is Megan Parsill and I'm a former high school social science teacher. My experience in the classroom was predominately in Chicago Public Schools, working with underserved youth. Providing accessible and equitable communication is of the utmost importance to me. I enjoy collaborating... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 270

1:00pm CDT

Designing Inquiry for Student Engagement

Design Thinking with the 5 Es can be a powerful tool in the classroom. Do you wanted engaged and motivated learners? Join us and learn how to impact learning and develop a classroom community.

Presenters
CC

Carla Chaffin

eMINTS National Center


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 28

1:00pm CDT

Envision Curriculum: Math Intervention Resources: (Readiness Assessment, Math Intervention Lessons, Math Diagnosis and Intervention System)

Participants will learn about math intervention resources built into the enVision curriculum including Readiness Assessment, Intervention Lessons, and the Math Diagnosis and Intervention System.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Ham

Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 268

1:00pm CDT

FBA - how do we get there?

The process and procedures leading up to gaining consent for a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and how to complete a FBA.

Presenters
AD

Alicia Duncan

Behavior Consultant, Central Office Staff
MR

Mandie Russell

Behavior Consultant, Central Office Staff



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 253

1:00pm CDT

Gallery Ready Art: Tricks of the Trade

Does the thought of getting artwork ready for a competition or exhibit seem a bit overwhelming to you? Do words like "matting, mounting, shrink-wrapping, backing, labeling, ready-to-hang" give you nightmares? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will help you learn the basics of preparing artwork for displays at local, state, and national art exhibits and competitions.

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Garrison

Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton School
Hello! This will be my THIRD year to present at GRITC.I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I have been teaching elementary art for 11 years and... Read More →
avatar for Amy Plunkett

Amy Plunkett

Fine Arts Supervisor, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

1:00pm CDT

Help Your Students with Visual Literacy: 4 Ways to Enhance Photography in the Classroom

Let's use free photo editing resources and learn the 4 digital photo enhancement tricks that will allow your students to gain amazing skills when communicating their ideas using images.  We will take a photo, make adjustments and then create a photo gallery to share with all session attendees.  Learning, editing, enjoying! (No previous experience required:) 

https://bit.ly/photos-4steps





https://bit.ly/photos-4steps



Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!
avatar for Nikki Schwartz

Nikki Schwartz

Instructional Coach, eMINTS National Center
Nikki Schwartz is an Educational Program Coordinator for eMINTS National Center. Nikki started her career in education in 2006 as an eMINTS teacher in 3rd grade. Through her time in education, she worked as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. After receiving her Masters in Educational... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 92

1:00pm CDT

Introduction to The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

This session is an introduction to a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English Learners. Attendees will learn about these 6 principles and receive a glance of the potential integration of them into classroom learning and school culture. Resources will be provided.
Baldwin County Point of Contact: Miguelina Howard

Presenters
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE
avatar for Sarah Sahr

Sarah Sahr

English Language Specialist, TESOL
Sarah Sahr, EdD, is the Head of Education & Events with TESOL International Association. Her professional career includes extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in various international settings, most notably as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, a school teacher/administrator... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 254

1:00pm CDT

Kami 101

Are you somewhat new to Kami and would like to learn more? Did you realize that Kami is more than just a tool for annotating PDF files? Kami offers an all-in-one environment for creating interactive lessons with a wide variety of scaffolds to help students be successful. In this interactive session, we will introduce participants to the wide variety of possibilities with Kami. We'll get hands-on allowing everyone to participate and explore Kami. Next, we'll take a look at how to augment our existing learning materials to add differentiation and support for students. Join us for an engaging session to explore the magic of Kami! And if you're up to it... check out my Kami Tips & Tricks session that dives deeper into how to get the most out of Kami at 2:00, as well!



Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager & Teacher Success Champion, Kami
I started as a middle school teacher, jumping between math, science, and tech. Then, after six incredible years, I moved to the teacher-training side, where I spent the next five years as a curriculum & technology coach serving secondary teachers.Before I knew it, I had fallen in... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 3

1:00pm CDT

Make Mental Math Fun!

Using Number Talks as a math warm-up to promote number sense using mental math for grades 3-5.  I will also share how to integrate your fluency kits that you will be receiving from the district.  You will receive valuable resources and door prizes will be given away after the presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Cynthia Griffin

Cynthia Griffin

4th Grade Teacher, Pine Grove School
I have been teaching for 18 yrs. I am teaching 4th grade in a self-contained classroom at Pine Grove Elementary. I am a member of our Math OGAP PLT, AMSTI Foundation/Content Coaching Community.



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 5

1:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS New Look

Introduction to the newly released PowerSchool interface  

All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 251

1:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Tips and Tricks

Hints and shortcuts on performing daily actions within PowerSchool SIS.    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.



Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 243

1:00pm CDT

Schoology Vs. Google Classroom

Session will compare the two LMS programs while highlighting new features, hidden features, and extensions.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Burnett

Ashley Burnett

Teacher, Elberta Middle
Hello,My name is Ashley Burnett, and I've been teaching Math at Elberta Middle School for 4 years. My teaching career started in Katy, Texas where I taught 6th grade math for 4 years and Read 180 for 1 year. I have also taught Math and ELA in Escambia County, Florida for 3 years.Having... Read More →
avatar for Candace Pickering

Candace Pickering

Teacher, Elberta Middle School


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 7

1:00pm CDT

Share the Pear with Your Students!

Learn how to use Pear Deck to engage students while collecting important formative assessment data. This session will walk you through creating Pear Deck activities and how to access and analyze the collected information to help drive your instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 8th year in Baldwin County and my 13th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 16

1:00pm CDT

Student Presentations with Adobe Express

Help your students develop confidence in their communication skills in any subject. In this session, we will share strategies for helping students give effective digital and multi-modal presentations in Adobe Express.
Link to Slide Deck 

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 201

1:00pm CDT

Teach Math with Adobe Express

As math teachers, we need to teach students to understand how to use their unique brains to solve complex problems. Research shows that when students are given the opportunity to develop their mathematical thinking with creative applications and technology, they find new ways of solving problems, and cultivating creative mathematical thinking helps build student confidence and sets them up to reach their full potential. In this session, you’ll learn about the many applications Adobe Express has for teaching and learning in math classes, and explore creative and simple activities aimed at supporting your students throughout any project.

Presenters


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 202

1:00pm CDT

The Power of Professional Learning Communities

Using Professional Learning Communities to bring positive change to your school

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sharp

Joe Sharp

Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 95

1:00pm CDT

BlackBoard Messenger - Advanced

Principals and Assistant Principals will be trained on the Blackboard messaging service.



Presenters
CR

Chasity Riddick

Communications Coordinator, BCBE
avatar for Todd Huettel

Todd Huettel

Senior Implementation and Training Consultant, BlackBoard


Monday July 17, 2023 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 207

2:00pm CDT

"Don't Make Me....": Rethinking Our Responses to Problem Behavior

This session will provide information to help participants (a) identify "why" a behavior is occurring, (b) determine the impact of my response on the behavior, (c) identify alternative responses to the behavior, and (d) plan on how to apply those responses. 

Presenters
DA

Dr. Allan Allday

Department Chair, University of South Alabama


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 8

2:00pm CDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) For Teachers and Students - Guidance and Use of GPT, BARD, and other tools

This session offers attendees an overview of:

1.   Information on what is meant by "AI" and the future of the technology (10 min)

2.   Using AI for Teacher Chores (20 min)
  • Resources, ideas, and instructions on how to immediately use AI to enhance communication, grading, and planning, including time-saving GPT/BARD prompts for teachers and apps/add-ons to know and try
  • Ethical and privacy concerns with AI 
3. Student use of AI (20 min)
  • How to open discussion of AI with students, what to expect, how to promote ethical use of AI to promote their skillsets
  • The scope and limitations of current AI Detectors
  • Sample guidelines and policies for updating your Integrity Clause
  • Example lessons incorporating AI for various subjects/students (Differentiating and Translating)
This session will come with a Google Classroom code for easy access to the resources, links, and notes taken. 

Discussion | Sharing | Resources 

As always, we as teachers are preparing our students for life in a future that we don’t quite understand. Current developments in AI cannot be ignored any more than the internet could have been ignored in 1998.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary level. I'm able to bounce... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 95

2:00pm CDT

CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING: Discovery Education’s Assessment Builder (K-12; all content areas)

Learn how to use Discovery Education’s Assessment Builder to check for understanding of course concepts. Also learn about our "grab and go" library of pre-made, standard-aligned quizzes in our new QUIZ LIBRARY.

Learning Target: I CAN use Assessment Builder to design standards-aligned assessments in order to check for understanding of a concept.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 255

2:00pm CDT

Connecting Through Literature: Standards-based ELA Lessons on the Holocaust and Human Rights

The Gulf Coast Center has worked very hard with a cadre of teachers to align the ELA standards to lessons dealing with the Holocaust, using various types of available texts. The Center also has a large, traveling trunk that is available for any teacher in the system. This trunk is full of all sorts of resources for an in-depth study/analysis of this time period to be viewed through a literary/research based lens.

Presenters
JC

Jenni Currie

Retired BCBE Teacher, Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 269

2:00pm CDT

Envision Curriculum: MathXL (overview and introduction, effective implementation practices, customizing MathXL)

Participants will be introduced to MathXL and how to effectively implement it in the classroom. Participants will also learn how to customize MathXL assignments to meet their classroom needs.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Ham

Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 267

2:00pm CDT

Incorporating FCCLA into FACS Curriculum

We will take a look at various competitions and programs FCCLA offers and discuss ways to incorporate them into FACS curriculum including National Programs and Competitive Events.



Presenters
avatar for Alyssa Corbitt

Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I absolutely love FCCLA and FACS!!! I have been involved in some way with both since middle school, whether as a student, volunteer, or teacher/adviser. I love teaching FACS and believe that every student should have the opportunity to experience a Career Tech class. By incorporating... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 5

2:00pm CDT

Infographics with Adobe Express

Are you looking for new and exciting ways to present complex information in your classroom? In this session, you’ll discover how to present research, data, and new topics with infographics. You’ll learn how to adapt examples of ready-to-go, remixable infographics you can give to your students as is, or pair with your own lessons and resources in any subject.
Slide Deck

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 201

2:00pm CDT

Interactive Panel Chromebox Tips and Tricks

We will go through Functionality of Chromebox and Chrome extensions that will make using the Chromebox in the classroom the best solution for a teacher's needs.

Presenters
GW

Greg Warren

Technology Support Technician, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 253

2:00pm CDT

Introduction to The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

This session is an introduction to a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English Learners. Attendees will learn about these 6 principles and receive a glance of the potential integration of them into classroom learning and school culture. Resources will be provided.
Baldwin County Point of Contact: Miguelina Howard

Presenters
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE
avatar for Sarah Sahr

Sarah Sahr

English Language Specialist, TESOL
Sarah Sahr, EdD, is the Head of Education & Events with TESOL International Association. Her professional career includes extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in various international settings, most notably as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, a school teacher/administrator... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 254

2:00pm CDT

Kami Tips & Tricks

This session is a deep dive into how to get the most out of Kami’s tools — no scuba gear required! We’d recommend that you complete Kami 101 before diving into this session.

Presenters
avatar for Sophie Youngs

Sophie Youngs

Professional Learning Manager & Teacher Success Champion, Kami
I started as a middle school teacher, jumping between math, science, and tech. Then, after six incredible years, I moved to the teacher-training side, where I spent the next five years as a curriculum & technology coach serving secondary teachers.Before I knew it, I had fallen in... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 3

2:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Enterprise Reporting

Demonstration on the basic functionality of creating, editing, and running Enterprise Reports    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 243

2:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Incidents/State Validation

Process of entering Incidents in PowerSchool along program guidelines for State Validation    

AP and Principal



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 251

2:00pm CDT

Promethean Game Changers

Do you know all the ins and outs of your Promethean ActivPanel? Join us to explore the Titanium ActivPanel updates so that you aren't missing out on any secrets that your panel may be hiding!  Explore the features that you already know plus those that have been added to launch Promethean's panel even further.  See how your panel is a classroom tool that allows teachers to easily deliver instruction in an exciting way that engages students.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Dupuy

Kristin Dupuy

Teaching & Learning Consultant, Trafera
Kristin is a former middle school educator from Ascension Parish with 17 years of classroom experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and her graduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Kristin has been honored with the title of Teacher... Read More →



Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 91

2:00pm CDT

Redefining the Whiteboard

The Clear Touch Chorus whiteboard is for more than just writing. Learn how to redefine your technology integration, adding interest and engagement to your lesson. We'll touch on utilizing the infinite canvas to the fullest, adding live webpages, annotating on multi-page PDFs, layering images, adding interactive games and more!

Presenters
avatar for Dina Barrere

Dina Barrere

Training Specialist, Clear Touch
Dina is a certified elementary school teacher with a master's in education and ten years of classroom experience ranging from pre-k to 5th grade. As a Clear Touch Training Specialist, Dina seeks to help teachers understand the power of Clear Touch by not just addressing how to use... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 93

2:00pm CDT

Starting out with STEAM

STEAM learning can happen in every grade, class, and subject. Get started with how to plan and implement STEAM activities in your classroom or library to engage and challenge students. This is a beginner course for those who have not yet tried STEAM in their classroom or library.

Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 8th year in Baldwin County and my 13th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 16

2:00pm CDT

TAPE - To Achieve Positive Evaluations

Learn how to broaden your Career Technical program through the TAPE process

Presenters
TP

Tiffaney Plato

Career Technical Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 96

2:00pm CDT

Teach Science with Adobe Express

Scientific thinking and science education provide our students with an incredible opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our surroundings by learning and experimenting like real scientists. Our students develop their ability to ask deep and difficult questions about the world. But that's not all. The power of creativity expressed with visual creation also plays an important role in this process. In this session, you’ll learn about the many applications Adobe Express has for teaching and learning in social science, and explore creative and simple activities aimed at supporting your students throughout any project.

Presenters


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 202

2:00pm CDT

TIE-DYE and STEAM: a perfectly colorful combination!

Tie-Dye is a fun and exciting way to teach your students that science, math, and the arts are a perfect combination for creativity! BUT does the thought of 25 energetic bodies and colorful dyes flying across the room scare you a bit? Then this PD is for you! After attending this colorful workshop, you will be an expert at tie-dye and the coolest teacher at the school!
Tie -Dye is also a great project for faculty team-building or even a whole school event!!!

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Garrison

Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton School
Hello! This will be my THIRD year to present at GRITC.I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I have been teaching elementary art for 11 years and... Read More →
avatar for Amy Plunkett

Amy Plunkett

Fine Arts Supervisor, Central Office Staff


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

2:00pm CDT

Tips and Tricks: Get the Most Out of Schoology

Session will highlight features of Schoology that make learning easy for students. Session will provide overview of different apps that integrate with Schoology while also highlighting ease of grading with the integration of PowerSchool. Session will also provide resources for using different features for differentiation and remediation.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Burnett

Ashley Burnett

Teacher, Elberta Middle
Hello,My name is Ashley Burnett, and I've been teaching Math at Elberta Middle School for 4 years. My teaching career started in Katy, Texas where I taught 6th grade math for 4 years and Read 180 for 1 year. I have also taught Math and ELA in Escambia County, Florida for 3 years.Having... Read More →
avatar for Candace Pickering

Candace Pickering

Teacher, Elberta Middle School


Monday July 17, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 7
 
Tuesday, July 18
 

8:00am CDT

Tuesday Sign In - Required
Tuesday July 18, 2023 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

5 Ways to Enhance Your Classroom's Community

Ever struggle with how to build a community of learners? Come learn 5 activities and tips that will build those positive classroom relationships!


bit.ly/5help-learners

Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 92

9:00am CDT

Break-a-Leg and Breakout!

Breakout EDU takes the fun of an escape room and brings it into the classroom, and now students can even create their own digital Breakout EDU games! In this hands-on session, we will explore how easy it is to get your students started making their own games. Game On!

Presenters
avatar for Brad Osborne

Brad Osborne

Teacher, Belforest Elementary
avatar for Jessie Holder

Jessie Holder

Teacher-6th, Loxley Elementary



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 20

9:00am CDT

Connecting Through Literature: Standards-based ELA Lessons on the Holocaust and Human Rights

The Gulf Coast Center has worked very hard with a cadre of teachers to align the ELA standards to lessons dealing with the Holocaust, using various types of available texts. The Center also has a large, traveling trunk that is available for any teacher in the system. This trunk is full of all sorts of resources for an in-depth study/analysis of this time period to be viewed through a literary/research based lens.

Presenters
JC

Jenni Currie

Retired BCBE Teacher, Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 269

9:00am CDT

Deeper Data Dive into Freckle and Enrichment

Navigate key reports and data sources using reports to identify student strengths and areas for improvement. Take strategic actions related to student data. Engage in different methods of helping to create personalized enrichment plans for students.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 271

9:00am CDT

Early Warning Truancy Prevention Program

What is this Early Warning I keep hearing about? Step into the shoes of a parent and let's explore the campaign to inform parents of county policies, state laws and support agencies and programs available within our county to appropriately intervene, promote attendance and combat truancy. Will you join me on an informative, mind blowing adventure!?!

Presenters
DH

Denita Hill

Prevention & Support Services Supervisor, Central Office Staff



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 254

9:00am CDT

ELLevation: Getting Started with Platform and Strategies

This session is an introduction to ELLevation and how it can help you support your English Learners. ELLevation provides a wealth of knowledge about your student and also provides embedded professional development. The ELLevation Strategies Activities and Module can provide continual support for you as the needs of your EL students change. Please bring your computer.
Training User Guide

Presenters
SA

Sarah Al-Haj

Training Solutions Manager, ELLevation
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 16

9:00am CDT

Get STEAM-ing in ELA!

This session will help participants learn ways to build engagement with Reading/ Spelling/ Grammar using robotics and or STEAM activities.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels

Teacher, Swift School
Being a teacher has helped me realize that change is possible. Learning, growing, and changing is not just for our students, but for teachers too! 


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 252

9:00am CDT

Housekeeping 101: Special Education-- Easy Tips to Make Your Year!

Housekeeping tips to help special education teachers get their special education school life in order which includes tips on putting folders in order, reminders of forms to complete during meetings, importance of confidentiality, reminders when working with program modifications, how to contact parents, including agencies for your students and making sure high school forms are completed to help students achieve post-secondary success!

Presenters
avatar for Casie Thompson

Casie Thompson

Resource Teacher/IEP Chairperson, Daphne East Elementary
avatar for Deborah McDonald

Deborah McDonald

Special Services Resource Consultant, Daphne High School



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 19

9:00am CDT

Introduction to Gizmos

New to Gizmos? Here’s the best way to start strong. This workshop, delivered either onsite or via webinar, is designed to prepare teachers to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. The course introduces the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning website and shows teachers how Gizmos can look in their classrooms.

In the workshop, an experienced ExploreLearning instructor models a lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices. Teachers use this information to begin planning exemplary lessons with Gizmos for their students.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Bellew

Deborah Bellew

Certified Instructor, Explore Learning
I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I have been a Certified Instructor with ExploreLearning for 10 years. I love to to travel, read and enjoy time with my family.
avatar for Chanel Johnson

Chanel Johnson

Area Implementation Manager, Explore Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 267

9:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Attendance

Presentation of PowerSchool Attendance overview, procedures, reporting, and reconciling.    
Registrars, AP, Principal, Clerks



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 251

9:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Basics

Introduction to the basic functionality of PowerSchool SIS. All SIS users, not Teachers





Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 243

9:00am CDT

Productive + Struggle = Student Success in Mathematics

Are your math students hesitant when presented with challenging tasks? Do they wait for you to rescue them at the first signs of struggle? Discover the value of productive struggle and explore key components essential to building a classroom that fosters grit and perseverance.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Arnette

Susan Arnette

Regional STEM Coach, Accelerate Learning, Inc.
Susan Arnette, MEd, is a Nationally Certified STEM Teacher through the National Institute for STEM Education with 30+ years as an educator. Susan knows that the teacher is the strongest determining factor in the classroom for student success and continues her lifelong passion for... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 93

9:00am CDT

Question Generation to Support Comprehension - KTL

Teaching students to generate questions is a highly effective instructional practice for improving comprehension. Good readers automatically engage in critical thinking by asking themselves questions to make sense of what has been read. In this practical workshop, participants will learn how to increase the opportunities students have to independently generate their own questions based on anything that has been read, said, or done using Bloom's taxonomy as a continuum.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 17

9:00am CDT

Remind: Reaching EVERYONE in Your Community

It’s essential that educators can communicate with everyone in their community, regardless of their home language. This session will show how translated messages help educators stay connected with their families. We’ll look at ways to ensure everyone receives their Remind messages and focus on families as educational partners.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Parsill

Megan Parsill

Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Remind
My name is Megan Parsill and I'm a former high school social science teacher. My experience in the classroom was predominately in Chicago Public Schools, working with underserved youth. Providing accessible and equitable communication is of the utmost importance to me. I enjoy collaborating... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 270

9:00am CDT

Removing Barriers: Universal Design of Learning

Universal Design of Learning: accessible and inclusive instructional approaches that meet the needs and abilities of all learners.     Why use UDL? What are some examples and strategies for the classroom?

Presenters
avatar for Shannon Park

Shannon Park

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 268

9:00am CDT

Superintendent's Round Table

Mr. Tyler would like to engage with his community of educators in a round table discussion for the betterment of our district. Got questions or suggestions? Let's chat! 

Presenters
ET

Eddie Tyler

Superintendent, Baldwin County Public Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Library

9:00am CDT

Teach Science with Adobe Express

Scientific thinking and science education provide our students with an incredible opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our surroundings by learning and experimenting like real scientists. Our students develop their ability to ask deep and difficult questions about the world. But that's not all. The power of creativity expressed with visual creation also plays an important role in this process. In this session, you’ll learn about the many applications Adobe Express has for teaching and learning in social science, and explore creative and simple activities aimed at supporting your students throughout any project.

Presenters


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 202

9:00am CDT

TeachLogic: Maximizing the Benefits of your Instructional Audio / Teacher Microphones System

Instructional Audio - Learn how to make the most of this powerful tool! You'll learn why instructional audio is so important; how to use it daily; and how to maximize its use throughout a school year.

Presenters
SR

Shawn Rosenberger

Account Manager, TeachLogic
Instructional Audio - Classroom Speakers/Microphones.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 28

9:00am CDT

BlackBoard Messenger - Basics

Principals and Assistant Principals will be trained on the Blackboard messaging service.



Presenters
CR

Chasity Riddick

Communications Coordinator, BCBE
avatar for Todd Huettel

Todd Huettel

Senior Implementation and Training Consultant, BlackBoard


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 207

9:00am CDT

Discovery Education as a Daily Learning Platform (K-12, all content areas)

Whether you're brand new to Discovery Education or you have been a user for years, this is a session you WON'T WANT TO MISS! Learn about Discovery Education's daily learning platform and all the new enhancements/capabilities to make instructional planning more engaging and inspiring for your students.

Learning Targets:​
I CAN locate, view, and save media in Discovery Education.​
I CAN assign and share content to students.​
I CAN locate and use Discovery Education's Ready-to-Use Lesson Activities.​
I CAN use Quiz to check for student understanding.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 255

9:00am CDT

enVision Math K-6 Back to Basics

K-6 Math Teachers will become familiar with enVision Mathematics resources and the digital platform, Realize. Teachers will learn how to access resources online, how to create and publish assignments for students as well as create and publish assessments. Teachers will become familiar with the enVision resources and learn how those resources address the AL Math Course of Study for each grade level K-6. Teachers will learn how to utilize the enVision tools to meet the needs of all learners in the math classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Martha Robertson

Martha Robertson

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company
Savvas Learning has been a great opportunity in my career.  I have been with Savvas / Pearson Learning Company for over 11 years.  I work with teachers and students to illuminate Mathematics in classrooms.  I have been in elementary, middle and high school classrooms and enjoy... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 91

9:00am CDT

Incorporating your CTSO into your Classroom

We will discuss ways to incorporate your CTSO into instruction in your CTE Classroom

Presenters
BA

Bill Allen

STEM Teacher, Elberta Middle School
avatar for Alyssa Corbitt

Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I absolutely love FCCLA and FACS!!! I have been involved in some way with both since middle school, whether as a student, volunteer, or teacher/adviser. I love teaching FACS and believe that every student should have the opportunity to experience a Career Tech class. By incorporating... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 95

9:00am CDT

Adobe Level One Certification

This session helps educators understand what creativity is, why it’s important, and how to develop creativity in your students across subjects and grade levels. You’ll get tips on how to cultivate and assess creativity, how Adobe’s creative tools can help, and how to stay connected to Adobe’s Creative Educator Community. You’ll hear from an expert educator who will help you transform your teaching and learning experiences to foster and support student creativity in any content area.
Session Slide Deck

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 201

9:00am CDT

The Pre-K Way Co-Lab

This session will be a collaborative sharing of ideas for lead and auxiliary teachers. We will focus on Conscious Discipline, small group ideas, GOLD, music and movement.

Presenters
EW

Ede Wortham

OSR Coach, DECE
avatar for Alison Ray

Alison Ray

PreK Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff


Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 253

9:00am CDT

New Hire Academy - Day 2
This session is for all newly hired teachers.

Tuesday July 18, 2023 9:00am - 2:50pm CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium

10:00am CDT

Bite-Sized Professional Learning: Micro Certificates for Every Educator

Calling all Alabama educators seeking state approved professional learning hours - the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) offers a menu of online, bite-sized courses that launch you into a deep dive of a specific instructional strategy. Each course is asynchronous, supported, differentiated, and directly applicable to your classroom. AND if you are participating in TEAMS, these Micro Certificates count as six hours of professional learning. Come in to catch a frisbee and valuable information about a unique, research-based approach to continuing your personal education journey that ensures on-going, high-quality, embedded professional development.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Arnette

Susan Arnette

Regional STEM Coach, Accelerate Learning, Inc.
Susan Arnette, MEd, is a Nationally Certified STEM Teacher through the National Institute for STEM Education with 30+ years as an educator. Susan knows that the teacher is the strongest determining factor in the classroom for student success and continues her lifelong passion for... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 93

10:00am CDT

ELLevation: Getting Started with Platform and Strategies

This session is an introduction to ELLevation and how it can help you support your English Learners. ELLevation provides a wealth of knowledge about your student and also provides embedded professional development. The ELLevation Strategies Activities and Module can provide continual support for you as the needs of your EL students change. Please bring your computer.
Training User Guide

Presenters
SA

Sarah Al-Haj

Training Solutions Manager, ELLevation
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16

10:00am CDT

Field Trips Hold a Mystical Power

Give an in depth look into the Travel Tracker field trip system.

Presenters
avatar for Johnelle Kelly

Johnelle Kelly

Transportation Administrative Secretary, Central Office Staff
Hey there!  My name is Johnelle and I have been in the Transportation Department over 20 years.  I have grown with the department and helped implement many programs including the one I am teaching here at GRITC!


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 252

10:00am CDT

From Burned Out to Balanced

Do you feel like your stress levels are through the roof? Are you constantly running on fumes? Do you struggle to complete projects and reach your goals? Do you love teaching but have a hard time balancing it all? If any of these questions resonate with you, this workshop may be for you. During this session, we will focus on unpacking what true balance looks and feels like. We will also discuss the mindset shifts that must be made in order to truly show up for yourself.

Presenters
avatar for Kayland Lamar

Kayland Lamar

Teacher, Baldwin County High


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 28

10:00am CDT

Introduction To OnBase

Presentation on the primary areas of OnBase and how it works.    Registrars, AP, Principal, Counselor, Nurse



Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 243

10:00am CDT

Launching Innovate Lessons with Alabama Public Television and PBS Learning Media

Demonstrating how to utilize free resources from Alabama Public Television and PBS LearningMedia

Presenters
avatar for Susan Norrell

Susan Norrell

Teacher, Daphne Middle School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 269

10:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Truancy

Discussion and demonstration of BCBOE Truancy process and Truancy Dashboard    

Registrars, AP, Principal, Clerks



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 251

10:00am CDT

Protecting Future Generations by Empowering Today’s Generation...Crisis Resolution & Crisis Management for our youth in the social media space

Social media has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. It has transformed the way we interact and communicate with each other. However, it has also created a new set of challenges, especially for our youth. The rapid growth of social media has resulted in an increase in cyberbullying, online harassment, and exposure to inappropriate content. Social media giants have done very little to protect our children. As parents and educators we struggle in this space daily. What if we gave them the skills they need to confidently navigate these issues? What if we can meet them where they are...armed with the knowledge of the space they are sitting in? In understanding the landscape of their social media lives we can have more intentional, youth led conversations which can lead to empowerment when navigating online safely.
In this conference we will discuss what the current landscape looks like, the challenges our youth face...and how we can help support them by teaching crisis management and resolution skills. We will then take a look at what these skills... coupled with encouraging positive online behavior, as well as helping them to build a healthy relationship with social media...how this can and will help to protect them in the online space. We can help protect future generations mis-steps by supporting and educating todays generation with the skills that will serve them... not just as youth... but as they grow into adulthood.

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 96

10:00am CDT

Quick Writes to Support Content Learning

How can we have students write more in content classrooms? Part of the solution is using quick writes on a regular basis. Quick writes are short, informal writing tasks which help the writer remember, organize, and manage information. In this session, participants will learn about how to embed more opportunities for quick writes into content area classes, as well as how to scaffold quick writes to support a variety of learners.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 17

10:00am CDT

Remind: Teacher Jumpstart

Welcome to Remind! This session will walk new teacher users through the process of:
  1. Setting up a rostered account
  2. Claiming rostered classes
  3. Managing account settings
  4. Leveraging integrations 
  5. Creating ad hoc groups
  6. Communicating effectively
Please bring your laptops as this will be a hands-on session!

Presenters
avatar for Megan Parsill

Megan Parsill

Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Remind
My name is Megan Parsill and I'm a former high school social science teacher. My experience in the classroom was predominately in Chicago Public Schools, working with underserved youth. Providing accessible and equitable communication is of the utmost importance to me. I enjoy collaborating... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 270

10:00am CDT

Teach Math with Adobe Express

As math teachers, we need to teach students to understand how to use their unique brains to solve complex problems. Research shows that when students are given the opportunity to develop their mathematical thinking with creative applications and technology, they find new ways of solving problems, and cultivating creative mathematical thinking helps build student confidence and sets them up to reach their full potential. In this session, you’ll learn about the many applications Adobe Express has for teaching and learning in math classes, and explore creative and simple activities aimed at supporting your students throughout any project.

Presenters


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 202

10:00am CDT

Using Freckle for Math and ELA Intervention

Utilize Freckle tools to diagnose areas of need, provide targeted instruction, and create instructional groups. Learn about reports and engage in different methods of tracking progress.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 271

10:00am CDT

Your Students will be Designing an Escape Room This Year!

An Escape Room is an engaging way to learn new things!  Students and Teachers can create their own escape rooms that include your standards and by following these simple design steps. Let’s brainstorm lessons that will include the elements of an escape room together!


http://bit.ly/escapeplaniste23

Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 92

10:00am CDT

Mathematical Practices and Gizmos

This workshop is designed to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and learn to develop effective lessons around the standards. These lessons will allow students to go beyond memorizing facts, formulas and mnemonics, and instead will focus on enabling students to develop a deep conceptual understanding of underlying principles.

Teachers build skills to engage students and advance mathematical understanding through the Standards of Mathematical Practice. Participants review grade appropriate content standards and collaborate on potential teaching strategies to achieve student understanding. Participants also work collaboratively to identify mathematical tasks to develop students' capacity to meet the Standards of Mathematical Practice.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Bellew

Deborah Bellew

Certified Instructor, Explore Learning
I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I have been a Certified Instructor with ExploreLearning for 10 years. I love to to travel, read and enjoy time with my family.
avatar for Chanel Johnson

Chanel Johnson

Area Implementation Manager, Explore Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 267

10:00am CDT

Group 7 Secondary Guided Reading

Only new/Group 7 Secondary Guided Reading Teachers should register. This session is CLOSED to all other participants. This two-day session focuses on the Next Steps Guided Reading Assessment (NSGRA) and an introduction to using guided reading in secondary reading intervention.

Presenters
HC

Holly Christian

Scholastic Trainer, Scholastic


Tuesday July 18, 2023 10:00am - 2:50pm CDT
Room 206

11:00am CDT

Baldwin Prep--Putting a "PREP" in Student's Steps Towards Their Future

Overview of Baldwin County's new Career and Technical Education Comprehensive High School.

Presenters
TR

Tony Rogers

Assistant Principal, Baldwin County BOE
AS

Adam Sealy

Principal, South Baldwin Ctr for Tech


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 19

11:00am CDT

Be a Task Master!

Special education teachers will learn about independent task work systems, along with various system models and examples of work tasks. This information is relevant for grades preK-12 self-contained special education classrooms and resource rooms.

Presenters
BC

Bridgett Creel

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 268

11:00am CDT

ELLevation: Getting Started with Platform and Strategies

This session is an introduction to ELLevation and how it can help you support your English Learners. ELLevation provides a wealth of knowledge about your student and also provides embedded professional development. The ELLevation Strategies Activities and Module can provide continual support for you as the needs of your EL students change. Please bring your computer.
Trainer User Guide

Presenters
SA

Sarah Al-Haj

Training Solutions Manager, ELLevation
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE



Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 16

11:00am CDT

From Present to Engagement

Introvert? Extrovert? These types of students make up our classrooms, and they each learn differently. How might knowing students' personalities help move them from being present to truly engaged?

Presenters
NC

Nancy Caruthers

Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 269

11:00am CDT

Intervention in the K-6 Math Classroom

In this session, we will be using the MDIS kits from K-6 enVision Math along with other intervention resources to meet all levels of learners. This session will be a hands on session using the MDIS kits as well as online resources from enVision Math.

Presenters
avatar for Martha Robertson

Martha Robertson

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company
Savvas Learning has been a great opportunity in my career.  I have been with Savvas / Pearson Learning Company for over 11 years.  I work with teachers and students to illuminate Mathematics in classrooms.  I have been in elementary, middle and high school classrooms and enjoy... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 91

11:00am CDT

Learning Tricks About Google Slides While We Play Karaoke!

Want to pick up some strategies that will help you understand Google Slides better? Want to play a game? Attend this session where we will play a fun karaoke game using Google Slides and practice these skills together! bit.ly/google-karaoke

Presenters
avatar for Haylee Anderson

Haylee Anderson

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
Haylee Anderson is currently an instructional specialist with eMINTS National Center. She has previously been a high school English and Spanish and a middle school ELA educator in Missouri. Her family is the most important thing in the world to her. She lives in Southwest Missouri... Read More →
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 92

11:00am CDT

Pelican's Nest Science Lab: Relevance in the Classroom

Come find out about BCBE's award-winning K-6 marine science program. Teachers will experience an overview of the programs, field experiences, and environmental labs. View the many classroom resources available to check out throughout the year. Participants will also be invited to the Pelican's Nest Google Classrooms, which provide the rigor around the relevance. Come deepen your own understanding of how to give students ownership and responsibility to Mobile Bay!

Presenters
avatar for Kacie Hardman

Kacie Hardman

Central Office STEM Teacher/PNSL Director, Central Office Staff
Hi, I’m Kacie Hardman. I have been an educator for 16 years. I am passionate about students having ownership to their learning through their wonder! I am happily married to my husband Fred and we have three children. You can find us having fun together by the water most days of... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 95

11:00am CDT

Sending Student Records Securely

Session on sending students records securely with Virtru    Counselors, Registrars



Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 243

11:00am CDT

Spotlight on Strategies with Discovery Education (K-12. all content areas)

Spotlight on Strategies are creative, research-based instructional strategies, created by teachers for teachers. These simple instructional strategies incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. The best part? These strategies can be implemented in ALL grade levels and in ALL content areas!

Learning Target:
I CAN navigate Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies in order to locate resources to enhance teaching and learning anytime, anywhere.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 255

11:00am CDT

Stepping Up with STEM Certification

Step into our session for an overview from Nationally Certified STEM Educators on how to integrate STEM certification programs into your school or district’s initiatives to positively impact STEM instruction and student success.

Honored to be chosen as an advanced credential under the TEAMS Act, the National Institute for STEM Education is a research-based support system for campuses and teachers seeking to strengthen STEM instruction and outcomes.

NISE offers a pathway for campus and district level STEM certifications, individual teacher STEM certifications, and additional TEAMS approved PD hours to help school leaders and teachers understand and apply research and best practices in STEM and 21st-century learning.

Excellence is a journey… and every journey begins with a step… take your next step with us!

Presenters
avatar for Susan Arnette

Susan Arnette

Regional STEM Coach, Accelerate Learning, Inc.
Susan Arnette, MEd, is a Nationally Certified STEM Teacher through the National Institute for STEM Education with 30+ years as an educator. Susan knows that the teacher is the strongest determining factor in the classroom for student success and continues her lifelong passion for... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 93

11:00am CDT

Unlock the World of Coding in Middle School: Learning Blade’s Introduction to Coding

Learning Blade’s Intro to Coding Course provides an accessible and engaging format for beginners and beyond by introducing the basics of coding built into the Learning Blade platform. In today's digital age, coding has become an essential skill for people of all ages. It not only opens up a plethora of career opportunities but also helps to understand and solve complex problems in a more efficient way. Intro to Coding was designed to help any teacher introduce coding or computer science knowledge into their classroom. The resource comes complete with lesson plans and online and offline games and activities that are easy to implement.

Students will explore:
• Identifying steps to solving complex problems
• Using algorithms to develop solutions to a problem
• Creating a working program in block-based visual programming
• Analyse the impact of social media
• Concepts of cybersecurity and personal security
• Exploring common IT careers

For best results, bring your laptop and sign up prior to the session for your free Learning Blade account at www.LearningBlade.com/AL

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mains

Scott Mains

Learning Blade State Manager, Learning Blade


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 96

11:00am CDT

Visible Thinking Routines with Adobe Express

Have you ever wondered what was going on inside the minds of your students during a lesson? From increasing student comprehension to promoting self-reflection, visual thinking routines help teachers hear student voices and respond to their individual learning needs in any class. In this session, you’ll explore creative tips and strategies to help you gain an insight into what students think and how they learn. You’ll get examples of ready-to-go, remixable activity templates that you can use as is or pair with your own lessons and resources in any subject.

Presenters


Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 202

11:00am CDT

Tuesday Food Truck #1
Tuesday July 18, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Outside

12:00pm CDT

All In: A Pragmatic Approach to Daily Grammar Practice

One class period and 1,000 things to do? Same, but doing a daily grammar practice doesn’t have to be a chore! This session is designed to help ELA and writing teachers develop an easy, practical, and meaningful daily grammar routine that actually saves your time (and YOUR sanity). In this session, you will learn simple strategies and discover free and easy tools to help you make daily grammar practice a regular part of your instructional routine.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Tillman

Jaime Tillman

teacher, Daphne Middle School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 254

12:00pm CDT

Canva for Newbies!

Are you new to the awesome, easy, professional-grade graphic design program Canva? Do you want to look like a seasoned graphic designer by creating eye popping graphics with just a few clicks? Then this course is for you! This session will get you started on using your free Canva educator account, show you how to access 1000's of ready-to-use templates, introduce you to all the different things you can create, customize a project by adding elements & text, create a class, add students and assign work through your Google Classroom. This session is geared more towards first time users.

Presenters
avatar for Stacey Weakley

Stacey Weakley

Business Teacher, Fairhope High
I'm a lifetime learner, always looking for ways to become a better teacher and LOVE technology. I am eMINTS certified and just submitted my final 2 components for National Board Certification in May.  I teach Digital Marketing & Entrepreneurship at Fairhope High School and manage... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 252

12:00pm CDT

Establishing Best Practices for PLC's

Join us in this session to learn about Professional Learning Communities (PLC's). We will discuss the various role's and responsibilities of PLC's members and the process of establishing effective PLC's. We will explore ways that PLC's can analyze data and how to use the data to drive decisions. We will share PLC Google Forms templates that can be used to document your PLC's.

Presenters
RK

Roma Kerby

Curriculum Leader, Robertsdale High School
avatar for Annie Freeman

Annie Freeman

Math Teacher, Robertsdale High School



Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 91

12:00pm CDT

Google Forms Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? Google Forms is an amazing tool with a wide variety of features. In this session, you will have 40 minutes to explore tips and tricks that will help you to enhance your Google Forms Skills. As you work through a series of tasks, you will enhance your knowledge of Google Forms. Can you master all 18 skills and become a Google Forms Master? 

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 92

12:00pm CDT

Interactive Panel Chromebox Tips and Tricks

We will go through Functionality of Chromebox and Chrome extensions that will make using the Chromebox in the classroom the best solution for a teacher's needs.

Presenters
GW

Greg Warren

Technology Support Technician, Central Office Staff


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 253

12:00pm CDT

Padlet Basics

Padlets are visual boards for organizing and sharing content in a collaborative way. Every Padlet begins as a blank slate... Add text, images, video and more. Then share the Padlet with others to collaborate and create something beautiful! Padlet can be used as an engaging tool to get students collaborating, brainstorming, organizing, and more! Get to know the NEW Padlet Backback! Designed with schools in mind, we now have more user management and access control leading to extra privacy and security!  Padlet Resources

Presenters
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Ed Tech Consulting Teacher, Baldwin County Public Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 95

12:00pm CDT

Question Generation to Support Comprehension - KTL

Teaching students to generate questions is a highly effective instructional practice for improving comprehension. Good readers automatically engage in critical thinking by asking themselves questions to make sense of what has been read. In this practical workshop, participants will learn how to increase the opportunities students have to independently generate their own questions based on anything that has been read, said, or done using Bloom's taxonomy as a continuum.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 17

12:00pm CDT

Redefining the Whiteboard

The Clear Touch Chorus whiteboard is for more than just writing. Learn how to redefine your technology integration, adding interest and engagement to your lesson. We'll touch on utilizing the infinite canvas to the fullest, adding live webpages, annotating on multi-page PDFs, layering images, adding interactive games and more!

Presenters
avatar for Dina Barrere

Dina Barrere

Training Specialist, Clear Touch
Dina is a certified elementary school teacher with a master's in education and ten years of classroom experience ranging from pre-k to 5th grade. As a Clear Touch Training Specialist, Dina seeks to help teachers understand the power of Clear Touch by not just addressing how to use... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 93

12:00pm CDT

Remind: Effective Communication and Family Engagement

Whether this is your first year implementing Remind or you've been using it for years, this session is for you! First, we’ll focus on creating and organizing classes and sending effective messages. Then, we’ll discuss techniques you can use to increase engagement with your families.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Parsill

Megan Parsill

Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Remind
My name is Megan Parsill and I'm a former high school social science teacher. My experience in the classroom was predominately in Chicago Public Schools, working with underserved youth. Providing accessible and equitable communication is of the utmost importance to me. I enjoy collaborating... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 270

12:00pm CDT

Sending Student Records Securely

Session on sending students records securely with Virtru    

Counselors, Registrars



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 251

12:00pm CDT

Using Data and Measuring Growth and Achievement with STAR

Navigating the software to find skill information and assignments. Why its useful to look at growth data reports. How to categorize growth as low, typical or high using SGP. How to analyze growth and achievement data simultaneously to make instructional decisions. 

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 271

12:00pm CDT

Let Art and Music Teachers Collaborate and Listen!

Attention Art Teachers! 🎨
Attention Music Teachers! 🎶
Let's collaborate lesson plans and Listen to each other's ideas!

This is a time for art and music teachers to:
-Discuss the upcoming 2023-24 school year's curriculum.
-Share and swap lesson plans.
-Share favs and flops of supplies of the classroom.
-Share your best "1 day" filler lessons.
-Enlighten others how to handle the notorious e-learning days!

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Garrison

Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton School
Hello! This will be my THIRD year to present at GRITC.I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I have been teaching elementary art for 11 years and... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

1:00pm CDT

5 Ways to Get Students Involved as a Community of Learners

We understand the importance of creating a learning environment where students feel empowered to participate and learn from one another. In this session, we will explore five practical strategies to help teachers engage students as a community of learners, fostering collaboration and mutual support in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Nikki Schwartz

Nikki Schwartz

Instructional Coach, eMINTS National Center
Nikki Schwartz is an Educational Program Coordinator for eMINTS National Center. Nikki started her career in education in 2006 as an eMINTS teacher in 3rd grade. Through her time in education, she worked as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. After receiving her Masters in Educational... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 91

1:00pm CDT

Canva Extreme!

This session is geared towards those that have already dabbled in/have a basic working knowledge of Canva for Educators but want to take their skills to the next level. You'll learn how to load in your own graphics, remove a background from a photo, create a custom Google Classroom banner, connect your bitmoji account, create a bitmoji scene, assign & grade a worksheet/graphic organizer in Google Classroom and finally, create an animated slideshow that looks/plays like a video. This class will be fast paced so some experience with the Canva interface is preferred.

Presenters
avatar for Stacey Weakley

Stacey Weakley

Business Teacher, Fairhope High
I'm a lifetime learner, always looking for ways to become a better teacher and LOVE technology. I am eMINTS certified and just submitted my final 2 components for National Board Certification in May.  I teach Digital Marketing & Entrepreneurship at Fairhope High School and manage... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 252

1:00pm CDT

ELLevation: Getting Started with Platform and Strategies

This session is an introduction to ELLevation and how it can help you support your English Learners. ELLevation provides a wealth of knowledge about your student and also provides embedded professional development. The ELLevation Strategies Activities and Module can provide continual support for you as the needs of your EL students change. Please bring your computer.
Trainer User Guide

Presenters
SA

Sarah Al-Haj

Training Solutions Manager, ELLevation
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE



Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 16

1:00pm CDT

Getting Started with Star Computer-Adaptive Assessments

What Star assessments are, why they should be administered, and how they are different from other assessments. How the Star scale connects student test performance to learning progressions, resources, standards, and other scores. Screening data and its implications for intervention and core instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 271

1:00pm CDT

One Day, Fun Day: Creative Classroom Transformations

Classroom transformations might be just the thing to flip that oh-so important lesson into an unforgettable learning experience! In this session, you will learn how to plan and implement simple classroom transformations that both engage your students and achieve the learning outcomes you need. Bonus: You will also learn how to build your own classroom transformation kits and discuss grant writing ideas!

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Tillman

Jaime Tillman

teacher, Daphne Middle School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 254

1:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS New Look

Introduction to the newly released PowerSchool interface  

All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 251

1:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Tips and Tricks

Hints and shortcuts on performing daily actions within PowerSchool SIS.    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 243

1:00pm CDT

Quick Writes to Support Content Learning

How can we have students write more in content classrooms? Part of the solution is using quick writes on a regular basis. Quick writes are short, informal writing tasks which help the writer remember, organize, and manage information. In this session, participants will learn about how to embed more opportunities for quick writes into content area classes, as well as how to scaffold quick writes to support a variety of learners.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 17

1:00pm CDT

Ready for Industry™: Preparing Students for Success in the Workforce

Ready for Industry™ creates a bridge between standard K-12 education and the knowledge needed for success in the five top industries in the US. This session will explore strategies for preparing students to succeed in the modern workforce. Ready for Industry™ will provide learners with real-world information and exposure to potential career paths across the manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, logistics, and construction industries. By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of how to use Ready for Industry to better prepare their learners for success in the workplace and help them make informed future educational and career decisions.

Designed for high schools, community colleges, and workforce agencies, Ready for Industry™ helps to connect knowledge learned in the classroom to industries by providing the learner with a view of the industry ecosystem.. Using this free resource, learners will be exposed to industry-specific terminology, what it is like to work in this industry, common practices, career opportunities, pathways, education, and certifications, as well as workplace expectations.

This session will provide the attendees with an overview of Ready for Industry as well as insight into how to implement in their classroom, career center or workforce development center.

Sign up for your free Ready for Industry account at www.ReadyforIndustry.com/AL

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mains

Scott Mains

Learning Blade State Manager, Learning Blade


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 96

1:00pm CDT

Relax and Chill

Come-in, kick-back, and join us in relaxing and embracing the calm. We will begin with a breathing exercise to relax the mind followed by some chair yoga to relax the body. We will then engage in reflective practice, considering key conference take aways. Finally, we will engage in activities to reengage the mind, reenergize the body and reinvigorate the soul.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Foster

Jen Foster

Instructional/Technology Coach, eMINTS National Center
Jen Foster has been harnessing the power of technology to support instruction for more than 16 years. Over the last 10 years, Jen has provided professional development to a wide variety of educators, school administrators, instructional coaches, etc. to enhance and grow their tech... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 92

1:00pm CDT

Screencastify 101

K-12's most popular and beloved screencasting tool is now available to both teachers and students of Baldwin County. Teachers can quickly create and share recordings from a browser tab, webcam, or full desktop view. Come get an overview of Screencastify's features so you can begin making high-quality instructional videos and/or have students creating!



Presenters
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Ed Tech Consulting Teacher, Baldwin County Public Schools


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 19

1:00pm CDT

Teaching Language and Literature with Adobe Express

Teachers of literature and language know best that what they’re really teaching students is understanding expression, interpretation and communication. Students in the modern age don’t just need to be able to analyze complex texts; they need to know how to create their own unique stories and persuade others of their important innovative ideas.

Presenters


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 202

1:00pm CDT

The Power of Professional Learning Communities

Using Professional Learning Communities to bring positive change to your school

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sharp

Joe Sharp

Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Central Office Staff


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 95

1:00pm CDT

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

This session will give some inclusive activities for multiple disability and general education teachers to incorporate within the educational settings. Although I teach secondary, many of these can be done with elementary settings as well. Activities to include writing, stem, science, and math skills.

Presenters
MB

Misty Balster

Special Education Teacher, Foley High School



Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 93

1:00pm CDT

BlackBoard Messenger - Advanced

Principals and Assistant Principals will be trained on the Blackboard messaging service.



Presenters
CR

Chasity Riddick

Communications Coordinator, BCBE
avatar for Todd Huettel

Todd Huettel

Senior Implementation and Training Consultant, BlackBoard


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 207

1:00pm CDT

Digital Portfolios with Adobe Express

In today’s world, as new technologies and ways of working emerge, it’s becoming more important than ever for teachers, and students, to be able to showcase their skills and experiences. In this session, you’ll explore tips and strategies to help you help your students to demonstrate what they’ve learned in a fun and creative way. You’ll get examples of ready-to-go, remixable digital portfolio templates that you can use as is, or lesson plan ideas that you can adapt for specific needs or pair with your own lessons and resources in any subject.
Slide Deck

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 201

1:00pm CDT

Gizmos + Troublesome Topics in Middle School Math

Don't just solve ratios and proportions – understand them Deep understanding of a core idea across grade levels helps teachers to design more effective instruction for students. This workshop is designed to help teachers refine their understanding of ratios and proportions and the strategies that will lead students to a conceptual understanding of the topic.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Bellew

Deborah Bellew

Certified Instructor, Explore Learning
I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I have been a Certified Instructor with ExploreLearning for 10 years. I love to to travel, read and enjoy time with my family.
avatar for Chanel Johnson

Chanel Johnson

Area Implementation Manager, Explore Learning


Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 267

1:00pm CDT

MOVE! The Mind, Body and Spirit MOVE Rewirement Revolution

The MOVE Rewirement Revolution is a fun environment that inspires attendees to #ChooseYOU as your #1 priority. Each person is the Chief Energy Officer of your own life journey. Through an observational self-assessment and play, you will learn how to choose boundaries, respond/react/behave when opportunities, obstacles and challenges appear in your path and create a micro-step self-care plan to instill happiness and peace within your heart and environment. You will learn about optional choice you have known as "The Staying Stressed" concept and its Pledge of Allegiance! Come open to learning the OAR solution to MOVE!

MOVE AFFIRMATIONS

Our affirmations are our guiding principles.

1. MOVE your mindset.

2. MOVE your body.

3. MOVE your soul.

 

Finding your rhythm is an important part of life.

Finding your groove is an important part of life.

Finding you is an important part of life.

Have you found these yet?

Join us in class. Come to have fun and learn in a short session how to change your mindset, change your attitude, change your body, change your soul, change your spirit in a few seconds.

It can be done. It's up to you to make the choice.


Presenters
avatar for Sher Graham

Sher Graham

CEO/VP Behavioral Health Communications/MOVE, OneStop Business Institute, Inc.
The MOVE Rewirement Revolution is a tactical fun strategic activity that I designed along my journey to becoming the authentic ME. As a human who has worn many hats in 52 years of entrepreneurship, I was moved to use the OAR methodology that creates success for my clients, both in... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 253

1:00pm CDT

Plan Lessons with DE's Daily Learning Platform (K-12, all content areas)

Are you an avid Discovery Education user? Are you looking for ways to create more meaningful and engaging lessons for your students? Look no further! Join us for this "300 level" course where you will learn about our Instructional Activities and multi-media tools to reimagine your instruction and reignite students' learning!

Learning Targets:​

I CAN locate and use Discovery Education’s Ready-to-Use Lesson Activities and tools to use in my classroom. ​
I CAN create a lesson using Discovery Education’s content and tools.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Tuesday July 18, 2023 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 255

2:00pm CDT

AI Is Here to Stay....What Do We Do Now?

AI...specifically CHAT GPT....and the new My AI for Snap has become an incredibly hot topic recently.  While AI has been around for awhile, we are now seeing it show up everywhere...from social media apps to the work our kids are turning in at school.  Educators are now faced with the task of navigating work that may not be created organically by the student.  We are also faced with the reality that our children are in an incredibly new space...that is making it difficult for them to recognize the difference between tech and human interaction...or information.  All of these new challenges bring about new questions...that will be asked and discussed in this session.  The goal of the session is to educate attendees on the new information surrounding AI, how it will effect their classroom dynamic, how it will effect our children, and what our role is when it comes to educating and protecting students in this space. 

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Bush

Kristi Bush

Owner, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 93

2:00pm CDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Teachers and Students - Guidance and Use of GPT, BARD, and other tools

This session offers attendees an overview of:

1.   Information on what is meant by "AI" and the future of the technology (10 min)

2.   Using AI for Teacher Chores (20 min)
  • Resources, ideas, and instructions on how to immediately use AI to enhance communication, grading, and planning, including time-saving GPT/BARD prompts for teachers and apps/add-ons to know and try
  • Ethical and privacy concerns with AI 
3. Student use of AI (20 min)
  • How to open discussion of AI with students, what to expect, how to promote ethical use of AI to promote their skillsets
  • The scope and limitations of current AI Detectors
  • Sample guidelines and policies for updating your Integrity Clause
  • Example lessons incorporating AI for various subjects/students (Differentiating and Translating)
This session will come with a Google Classroom code for easy access to the resources, links, and notes taken. 

Discussion | Sharing | Resources 

As always, we as teachers are preparing our students for life in a future that we don’t quite understand. Current developments in AI cannot be ignored any more than the internet could have been ignored in 1998.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary level. I'm able to bounce... Read More →



Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 95

2:00pm CDT

Biophilic Classrooms: Incorporating Nature to Support Human Wellness

Human wellness has been shown to be linked directly to being around nature or nature inspired elements. In this presentation I will share my experience touring biophilic architecture in the Netherlands, share images of how we applied these concepts to our own classroom and go over a few of the best plants to use in classrooms as tested by our teachers who we supplied classroom plants to.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Anderton

Elizabeth Anderton

Teacher, Daphne High School


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 17

2:00pm CDT

ELLevation: Getting Started with Platform and Strategies

This session is an introduction to ELLevation and how it can help you support your English Learners. ELLevation provides a wealth of knowledge about your student and also provides embedded professional development. The ELLevation Strategies Activities and Module can provide continual support for you as the needs of your EL students change. Please bring your computer.
Training User Guide

Presenters
SA

Sarah Al-Haj

Training Solutions Manager, ELLevation
SM

Stephanie Montiel

ESL Supervisor, BCBOE



Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 16

2:00pm CDT

Formative Assessment with Adobe Express

Have you ever been teaching and realized that you aren’t sure if all your students are following your lesson? In this session, you’ll explore tips and strategies to help you keep tabs on your students' understanding in a fun and creative way. You’ll get examples of ready-to-go, remixable formative assessment templates that you can use as is, adapt for specific needs, or pair with your own lessons and resources in any subject.



Presenters


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 202

2:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Enterprise Reporting

Demonstration on the basic functionality of creating, editing, and running Enterprise Reports    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 243

2:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Incidents/State Validation

Process of entering Incidents in PowerSchool along program guidelines for State Validation    

AP and Principal



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 251

2:00pm CDT

Strong Relationships = Powerful Learning

In this age of technology, relationship building is more important than ever! This session is perfect for teachers at all levels, giving you everything you need to build strong, respectful relationships with students of all ages. Not only will your students feel like they can approach you with anything, but strong teacher-student relationships have also been shown to lead to higher academic achievement for students. Build a classroom environment where every student can thrive today! Session Presentation: bit.ly/StrongAndPowerful

Presenters
avatar for Nikki Schwartz

Nikki Schwartz

Instructional Coach, eMINTS National Center
Nikki Schwartz is an Educational Program Coordinator for eMINTS National Center. Nikki started her career in education in 2006 as an eMINTS teacher in 3rd grade. Through her time in education, she worked as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. After receiving her Masters in Educational... Read More →
avatar for Haylee Anderson

Haylee Anderson

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
Haylee Anderson is currently an instructional specialist with eMINTS National Center. She has previously been a high school English and Spanish and a middle school ELA educator in Missouri. Her family is the most important thing in the world to her. She lives in Southwest Missouri... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 92

2:00pm CDT

TIE-DYE and STEAM: a perfectly colorful combination!

Tie-Dye is a fun and exciting way to teach your students that science, math, and the arts are a perfect combination for creativity! BUT does the thought of 25 energetic bodies and colorful dyes flying across the room scare you a bit? Then this PD is for you! After attending this colorful workshop, you will be an expert at tie-dye and the coolest teacher at the school!
Tie -Dye is also a great project for faculty team-building or even a whole school event!!!

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Garrison

Joyce Garrison

Teacher, Rosinton School
Hello! This will be my THIRD year to present at GRITC.I graduated with my bachelors of fine art and master's of education from the University of Montevallo, which is located in Montevallo, AL.I am married and we live in Loxley. I have been teaching elementary art for 11 years and... Read More →
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Amy Plunkett

Fine Arts Supervisor, Central Office Staff


Tuesday July 18, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 45 - Art Room
 
Wednesday, July 19
 

8:00am CDT

Wednesday Sign In - Required
Wednesday July 19, 2023 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

ACAP/ACT Resources within the EnVision curriculum (building custom quizzes with ACAP/ACT type questions and best practices)

Participants will learn about the available ACAP/ACT resources built into the enVision curriculum and implementation strategies.

Presenters
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Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 268

9:00am CDT

Co-teaching in the Secondary Classroom: Two Heads are Better Than One!

This session will offer ways to develop co-teaching in the secondary classroom between general education teachers and inclusion teachers. Co-teaching focuses on establishing trust, community, increasing engagement, and implementing data-driven decisions.

Presenters
NC

Nancy Caruthers

Teacher, Robertsdale High School
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Carol Perez-Turner

Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 4

9:00am CDT

Decision making with Star CBM

Identify how and where CBMs fit into evaluation of informing instruction. Group students of similar scores in the same measures. Set goals and monitor progress using the CBM Record Book and note taker feature. Plan differentiated instruction using the CBM Record Book.

Presenters
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Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 271

9:00am CDT

Differentiating Instruction with Newsela

Learn how to leverage Newsela’s auto-differentiation tools and instructional strategies to support all learners in building skills and knowledge as they access diverse content, engage with new information, and express the new knowledge they have built.

--Learn how to leverage Newsela features to ensure all students can effectively access meaningful and engaging content
--Learn best practices on how to apply Newsela features to engage students in interacting with text to make meaning and build knowledge
--Evaluate and plan learning experiences that invite students to make choices about their reading and the ways they share their new understandings

Presenters
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Newsela Professional Learning Manager, Newsela
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 7

9:00am CDT

Feeling Overwhelmed? Check out the FREE EAP - Employee Assistance Program!

This session will go over all of the ways our FREE Employee Assistance Program can support you as an employee-- from 24-hour crisis help, wellness and nutrition, to confidential counseling and coaching! Learn how to utilize this FREE program with a wide range of services to help you manage a variety of work-life challenges. Each session will have 1 door prize.

Presenters
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Amanda Barber

RN, Occupational Health, Central Office Staff
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Erin Miller

MS RDN, Baldwin County Public Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 28

9:00am CDT

Fun and Engaging Free STEM/CS Activities for Grades 5-9

Learning Blade is a state-funded program for teachers who want to provide their students with practical, hands-on examples of how math, science, social studies, and ELA concepts can be applied in exciting STEM careers. Don't just take our word for it - 91% of teachers who have used Learning Blade agree that it helps students visualize themselves in STEM career paths.

In this session, you will learn how to get your class enrolled in Learning Blade, create assignments, and implement best practices to optimize student engagement and success. To cap off this session, we will participate in easy-to-implement hands-on lessons included in your Learning Blade license.

After using Learning Blade, students show a 100% increase in students interested in becoming an engineer or scientists. And that's not all - we will also introduce you to Learning Blade's Intro to Coding, a ready-to-implement 20-hour course that provides coding opportunities for middle school students.

So, get ready to ignite your passion for implementing career exploration into your classroom. For best results, bring your laptop and sign up prior to the session for your free Learning Blade account at www.LearningBlade.com/AL

Presenters
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Scott Mains

Learning Blade State Manager, Learning Blade


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 96

9:00am CDT

Getting Savvy with Savvas

This session is about the journey of being hesitant to fully implement Savvas (Is it too hard? My students struggle with this! This is different from how I've always taught math!) to embracing the curriculum and implementing it with fidelity into the secondary mathematics classroom.....and seeing and loving the growth that students exhibited. The teacher will share her journey of the transition from using the curriculum as a homeschool mom to implementing it into her 7th grade classroom (even when she was scared). It will highlight the support she received from her admin, PLC, coworkers, and Savvas coaching as well as the best practices that she learned from Savvas coaches and trial and error.

Presenters
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Elissa Archer

Middle School Math Teacher, Elberta Middle School



Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 269

9:00am CDT

Intervention in the K-6 Math Classroom

In this session, we will be using the MDIS kits from K-6 enVision Math along with other intervention resources to meet all levels of learners. This session will be a hands on session using the MDIS kits as well as online resources from enVision Math.

Presenters
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Martha Robertson

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company
Savvas Learning has been a great opportunity in my career.  I have been with Savvas / Pearson Learning Company for over 11 years.  I work with teachers and students to illuminate Mathematics in classrooms.  I have been in elementary, middle and high school classrooms and enjoy... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 91

9:00am CDT

Introduction to Desmos Classroom

Desmos Classroom is a powerful online platform that allows educators to create and deliver interactive math lessons to their students. This professional development session aims to introduce teachers to the basics of Desmos Classroom and how to use it effectively in their teaching.
The session will begin with an overview of the Desmos Classroom interface, including how to create a class, add students, and create activities. Participants will learn how to use the platform to deliver engaging and interactive math lessons, including graphing, geometry, and more.
Participants will also explore the Desmos activity builder, a tool that allows educators to create interactive math activities for their students.

The session will be hands-on, allowing participants to practice creating activities and using Desmos Classroom to deliver lessons to their students. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another and share ideas for using Desmos Classroom in their classrooms.
At the end of the session, participants will have a basic understanding of Desmos Classroom and its capabilities. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create engaging and interactive math lessons for their students using Desmos Classroom.

Presenters
WO

Wes Overton

Teacher, Spanish Fort Middle


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 270

9:00am CDT

Let's Talk About Books- Elementary (K-4)

Join us as we discuss new and trending books that are perfect for kindergarten through 4th grade.

Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn Wilson

Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I was a kindergarten and fourth-grade teacher before becoming a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including a variety of makerspaces and STEAM lessons.



Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 252

9:00am CDT

Making the Most of NoRedInk Modules

Learn to use NoRedInk Modules to provide meaningful opportunities to practice and assess progress. In this session we'll review a NoRedInk unit cycle, walk through a sample NoRedInk Module, and provide best practices for using Modules. You will also have time to explore Modules that you might want to use this school year.

Presenters
MH

Maggie Hagan-Brayton

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 19

9:00am CDT

On Beyond Docs

Explore lesser known features of the Google Drive Suite and find new ways to utilize Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawing, and Jamboard to create interactive and collaborative experiences for your students, as well as pick up some tips to make your Google life easier.

Presenters
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Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 8th year in Baldwin County and my 13th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 16

9:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Attendance

Presentation of PowerSchool Attendance overview, procedures, reporting, and reconciling.    
Registrars, AP, Principal, Clerks



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 251

9:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Basics

Introduction to the basic functionality of PowerSchool SIS.    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
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Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 243

9:00am CDT

Question Generation to Support Comprehension - KTL

Teaching students to generate questions is a highly effective instructional practice for improving comprehension. Good readers automatically engage in critical thinking by asking themselves questions to make sense of what has been read. In this practical workshop, participants will learn how to increase the opportunities students have to independently generate their own questions based on anything that has been read, said, or done using Bloom's taxonomy as a continuum.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 17

9:00am CDT

Redefining the Whiteboard

The Clear Touch Chorus whiteboard is for more than just writing. Learn how to redefine your technology integration, adding interest and engagement to your lesson. We'll touch on utilizing the infinite canvas to the fullest, adding live webpages, annotating on multi-page PDFs, layering images, adding interactive games and more!

Presenters
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Dina Barrere

Training Specialist, Clear Touch
Dina is a certified elementary school teacher with a master's in education and ten years of classroom experience ranging from pre-k to 5th grade. As a Clear Touch Training Specialist, Dina seeks to help teachers understand the power of Clear Touch by not just addressing how to use... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 93

9:00am CDT

Stop In & Learn: Structuring Your Secondary Classroom for Engaged Literacy Learning

This session is an informal stop-and-learn/experience of literacy structures in the secondary classroom. You can stop in during lunch, between sessions, or spend a full session walking through best practices in secondary literacy classroom structures that are achievable! Put these simple practices in place to support your students with literacy skills.

You don't have to add this to your schedule but we wanted you to know this session is available for drop-in throughout the day.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Love

Karen Love

Senior Account Executive, Scholastic
Karen is a Senior Account Executive for Scholastic Education. As a senior account executive, she works with districts across the country on developing comprehensive literacy plans including comprehensive literacy plans and family and community engagement. This has included working... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 20

9:00am CDT

Student Led Writing Conferences

Using student led, individual writing conferences to tailor targeted instruction and improvement in student writing. Data from my doctoral project will illustrate the impact these conferences can have on student writing.

Presenters
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Barbara Bateman

Curriculum Leader, Daphne High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 254

9:00am CDT

Face Painting with Moonpie Mama

Learn how to face paint with a few simple tricks!

Presenters
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Laurie Newell

Kindergarten Teacher, Robertsdale Elementary
I am a kindergarten teacher. I worked my way through school by face painting. I thought that when I became an educator, my face painting days were over- but I am still so busy !One of my favorite rewards or incentives to offer my students for good behavior is face paint. Everyone... Read More →



Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 45 - Art Room

9:00am CDT

Gizmos + Troublesome Topics in High School Math

Develop deep understanding of functions with Gizmos. Deep understanding of a core idea across grade levels helps teachers to design more effective instruction for students. This workshop is designed to help teachers refine their understanding of ratios and proportions and the strategies that will lead students to a conceptual understanding of the topic

Presenters
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Deborah Bellew

Certified Instructor, Explore Learning
I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I have been a Certified Instructor with ExploreLearning for 10 years. I love to to travel, read and enjoy time with my family.
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Chanel Johnson

Area Implementation Manager, Explore Learning


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 267

9:00am CDT

Intro to Adobe Express in the Classroom

In this session, you’ll learn how to help your students get more out of their learning by designing, creating and presenting powerful visual stories with clarity and ease. You’ll also learn how engaging with visual storytelling techniques helps your students develop enhanced digital literacy and communication skills applicable to any industry. It’s never been easier to encourage creativity and capture the imagination of your students.
Link to Presentation 

Presenters
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Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 201

9:00am CDT

New Teacher Academy: Getting Started with Discovery Education (K-12, all content areas)

New Teacher Academy Course: Get acquainted with Discovery Education's Daily Learning Platform. Learn how Discovery Education can save YOU time when planning for instruction, while ensuring your students are getting the most reliable, relevant and authentic multi-media experiences.

Learning Targets:​

I CAN navigate Discovery Education in order to locate multimodal resources to enhance teaching and learning anytime, anywhere.​
I CAN use Discovery Education in order to plan lessons in my classroom.​
I CAN use Discovery Education tools in order to support my classroom.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 255

9:00am CDT

Organizing Schoology for Student Engagement

Utilizing a clickable week-at-a-glance helps students locate assignments quicker. Being able to see exactly where assignments are will keep students engaged as they are able to be on the assignment faster.

Presenters
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Katherine Kren

Biology Teacher, Daphne High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 3

9:00am CDT

Reading Intervention using Scholastic Rise & Rise Up

This session is for secondary resource consultants, special education, EL, or general education teachers interested in learning about targeted reading intervention strategies. The session will include an introduction to Rise/Rise Up resources that are available in each of our secondary schools. Teachers will learn how to access the pre-scaffolded instruction that supports all four language processes—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—in a safe small-group setting.

Presenters
HC

Holly Christian

Scholastic Trainer, Scholastic


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 207

9:00am CDT

SIB, FBA, BIP....Oh My! Making Sense of Severe Behavior

This session will provide (a) an overview of how to assess the function of severe behavior in the classroom and (b) how to apply various interventions based on the function. All strategies addressed will be those that can be applied in the classroom.  

Presenters
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Dr. Allan Allday

Department Chair, University of South Alabama


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 8

9:00am CDT

Adobe Level Two Certification

This session aims to help educators use the principles of great instructional design to become creative thinkers, apply their skills to designing innovative and engaging learning materials, and bring creativity into any class for all students. Whether you teach a media lab or a science lab, a history class or a literature class, this course will teach you to plan for creativity throughout your history, literature, math or science classes. In order to get the Level II Certification, you must first gain your Level I certification. You can attend the Adobe Level I Cert class on Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00 - 11:50. 

Presenters


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 202

9:00am CDT

New Teachers - Special Ed

Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 1:50pm CDT
Library

9:00am CDT

Secondary Guided Reading Group 6 - Review of Resources & Prompting that Makes a Difference

This is a CLOSED session for members of GROUP 6 Secondary Guided Reading only. We will review our resources, such as NSGRA, Rise & Rise Up, etc. Prompting readers beyond their word level can be a challenge. What can teachers do to stretch their students? In grade-level meetings, teachers will practice identifying the strengths and needs of readers for decoding, fluency, and comprehension. Once the strengths and needs are identified, they will then target and practice using the prompts that address those needs.

Presenters
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Catherine Douthard

Scholastic Trainer, Scholastic


Wednesday July 19, 2023 9:00am - 1:50pm CDT
Room 206

10:00am CDT

5 Ways to Enhance Your Classroom's Community

Ever struggle with how to build a community of learners? Come learn 5 activities and tips that will build those positive classroom relationships!

Presenters
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Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 92

10:00am CDT

Designing Inquiry for Student Engagement

Design Thinking with the 5 Es can be a powerful tool in the classroom. Do you wanted engaged and motivated learners? Join us and learn how to impact learning and develop a classroom community.

Presenters
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Carla Chaffin

eMINTS National Center


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 28

10:00am CDT

Desmos Graphing Calculator – Basics

The Desmos Graphing Calculator is a powerful tool that allows educators to create engaging and interactive math lessons for their students. This professional development session aims to introduce teachers to the Desmos Graphing Calculator and its features.
The session will begin with an overview of the Desmos Graphing Calculator interface, including how to enter equations, plot points, and manipulate graphs. Participants will learn how to create and customize graphs, add text and images to their graphs, and adjust the settings to meet their instructional needs.
The session will be hands-on, allowing participants to practice creating graphs and activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another and share ideas for using the Desmos Graphing Calculator in their classrooms.
At the end of the session, participants will have a basic understanding of the Desmos Graphing Calculator and its capabilities. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create engaging and interactive math lessons for their students using Desmos.

Presenters
WO

Wes Overton

Teacher, Spanish Fort Middle


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 270

10:00am CDT

Early Warning Truancy Prevention Program

What is this Early Warning I keep hearing about? Step into the shoes of a parent and let's explore the campaign to inform parents of county policies, state laws and support agencies and programs available within our county to appropriately intervene, promote attendance and combat truancy. Will you join me on an informative, mind blowing adventure!?!

Presenters
DH

Denita Hill

Prevention & Support Services Supervisor, Central Office Staff



Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 254

10:00am CDT

Envision Curriculum: Using enVision to create meaningful mathematical discourse (Introduction and purpose to Step 1, tips for effectively implementing Step 1 to generate math discourse, see a Step 1 in action, connect 5 Practices of Math Discourse with a

Participants will learn effective implementation strategies to generate meaningful mathematical discourse by using the step 1 activities in the enVision curriculum.

Presenters
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Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 268

10:00am CDT

Introduction To OnBase

Presentation on the primary areas of OnBase and how it works.    Registrars, AP, Principal, Counselor, Nurse



Presenters
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Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 243

10:00am CDT

It's Alive! Science and Literature

Two high school teachers share how they stumbled into cross-curricular planning, which sparked collaboration between science and literature. The session will provide lesson design for data analysis, critical thinking, academic writing, literary texts with science connections, and science/ELA discourse.

Presenters
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Brittany Eames

Teacher, Baldwin Preparatory Academy
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Carol Perez-Turner

Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 4

10:00am CDT

Let's Talk Books (5th-12th Grade)

Join us as we discuss new and trending books that are perfect for 5th through 12th graders.

Presenters
avatar for Jacquelyn Wilson

Jacquelyn Wilson

Library Media Specialist, Stonebridge Elementary
I am the Library Media Specialist at Stonebridge Elementary. I was a kindergarten and fourth-grade teacher before becoming a Library Media Specialist. In our school library, I like to promote a culture of reading while also including a variety of makerspaces and STEAM lessons.



Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 252

10:00am CDT

Make a Break(out) for it!

This session will walk you through the process of creating your own BreakoutEDU activities. Digital and physical materials will be reviewed. Learn how to create your own games to even better fit with what you're doing in your classroom or library!

Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 8th year in Baldwin County and my 13th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16

10:00am CDT

NoRedInk Design and Assign: Quick Writes

Learn how to leverage NoRedInk Quick Writes to support student learning through skill application, text-based analysis, and more. In this session we'll walk through the features of a Quick Write, explore pre-made prompts, and discuss implementation ideas.You will also have the time to create your own Quick Write.

Presenters
MH

Maggie Hagan-Brayton

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 19

10:00am CDT

Padlet Basics
Padlets are visual boards for organizing and sharing content in a collaborative way. Every Padlet begins as a blank slate... Add text, images, video and more. Then share the Padlet with others to collaborate and create something beautiful! Padlet can be used as an engaging tool to get students collaborating, brainstorming, organizing, and more! Get to know the NEW Padlet Backback! Designed with schools in mind, we now have more user management and access control leading to extra privacy and security!  Padlet Resources

Presenters
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Katie Nettles

Ed Tech Consulting Teacher, Baldwin County Public Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 95

10:00am CDT

PowerSchool SIS Truancy

Discussion and demonstration of BCBOE Truancy process and Truancy Dashboard    

Registrars, AP, Principal, Clerks



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 251

10:00am CDT

PreACT Math Data - Exploration through Activities

This session will focus on utilizing PreACT Math questions and scores to drive classroom instruction. We will dive into data, interpret questions, and put ourselves into the shoes of our students. Participants will analyze data through collaboration and group activities that can be taken back to the classroom.

Presenters
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Roma Kerby

Curriculum Leader, Robertsdale High School



Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 269

10:00am CDT

Quick Writes to Support Content Learning

How can we have students write more in content classrooms? Part of the solution is using quick writes on a regular basis. Quick writes are short, informal writing tasks which help the writer remember, organize, and manage information. In this session, participants will learn about how to embed more opportunities for quick writes into content area classes, as well as how to scaffold quick writes to support a variety of learners.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 17

10:00am CDT

Reinforcing Reading Skills with Newsela

Dive deep into the Reading Summary section of the Newsela Binder, the available data, and Newsela content and resources for teaching, reteaching, and reinforcing key reading skills. Leverage learning to plan data-driven instruction and learning experiences focused on essential reading skills.

--Deepen understanding of student reading summary insights on Newsela
--Experience and evaluate sample lessons based on reading skills insights analysis
--Explore Newsela content and instructional resources to support reading skills across content areas

Presenters
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Newsela Professional Learning Manager, Newsela
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 7

10:00am CDT

Relationships Before Rigor: How Building Community in Your Classroom Makes Rigor Possible

In this class, we will be talking about the value of building community in the classroom and providing teachers with proven strategies that can be incorporated on the first day of school and reinforced throughout the year.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Foy

Megan Foy

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School
avatar for Lauren Latham

Lauren Latham

Secondary ELA Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 5

10:00am CDT

Stop In & Learn: Structuring Your Secondary Classroom for Engaged Literacy Learning

This session is an informal stop-and-learn/experience of literacy structures in the secondary classroom. You can stop in during lunch, between sessions, or spend a full session walking through best practices in secondary literacy classroom structures that are achievable! Put these simple practices in place to support your students with literacy skills.

You don't have to add this to your schedule but we wanted you to know this session is available for drop-in throughout the day.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Love

Karen Love

Senior Account Executive, Scholastic
Karen is a Senior Account Executive for Scholastic Education. As a senior account executive, she works with districts across the country on developing comprehensive literacy plans including comprehensive literacy plans and family and community engagement. This has included working... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 20

10:00am CDT

Understanding and Administering Star CBM with Fidelity

Understand what a CBM is, the basics of Star CBM and begin to analyze Star CBM data. Understand scoring in Star CBM and the basics of screening and setting goals, as well as the screening and progress monitoring timeline and pathway.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 271

10:00am CDT

Unlock the World of Coding in Middle School: Learning Blade’s Introduction to Coding

Learning Blade’s Intro to Coding Course provides an accessible and engaging format for beginners and beyond by introducing the basics of coding built into the Learning Blade platform. In today's digital age, coding has become an essential skill for people of all ages. It not only opens up a plethora of career opportunities but also helps to understand and solve complex problems in a more efficient way. Intro to Coding was designed to help any teacher introduce coding or computer science knowledge into their classroom. The resource comes complete with lesson plans and online and offline games and activities that are easy to implement.

Students will explore:
• Identifying steps to solving complex problems
• Using algorithms to develop solutions to a problem
• Creating a working program in block-based visual programming
• Analyse the impact of social media
• Concepts of cybersecurity and personal security
• Exploring common IT careers

For best results, bring your laptop and sign up prior to the session for your free Learning Blade account at www.LearningBlade.com/AL

Presenters
avatar for Scott Mains

Scott Mains

Learning Blade State Manager, Learning Blade


Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 96

10:00am CDT

enVision Math K-6 Back to Basics

K-6 Math Teachers will become familiar with enVision Mathematics resources and the digital platform, Realize. Teachers will learn how to access resources online, how to create and publish assignments for students as well as create and publish assessments. Teachers will become familiar with the enVision resources and learn how those resources address the AL Math Course of Study for each grade level K-6. Teachers will learn how to utilize the enVision tools to meet the needs of all learners in the math classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Martha Robertson

Martha Robertson

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company
Savvas Learning has been a great opportunity in my career.  I have been with Savvas / Pearson Learning Company for over 11 years.  I work with teachers and students to illuminate Mathematics in classrooms.  I have been in elementary, middle and high school classrooms and enjoy... Read More →



Wednesday July 19, 2023 10:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 91

11:00am CDT

"Don't Make Me....": Rethinking Our Responses to Problem Behavior

This session will provide information to help participants (a) identify "why" a behavior is occurring, (b) determine the impact of my response on the behavior, (c) identify alternative responses to the behavior, and (d) plan on how to apply those responses. 

Presenters
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Dr. Allan Allday

Department Chair, University of South Alabama


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 8

11:00am CDT

Canva Extreme!

This session is geared towards those that have already dabbled in/have a basic working knowledge of Canva for Educators but want to take their skills to the next level. You'll learn how to create custom Google Classroom banners, load in your own graphics, connect your bitmoji account, create bitmoji scenes and finally, create an animated slideshow that looks/plays like a video.

Presenters
avatar for Stacey Weakley

Stacey Weakley

Business Teacher, Fairhope High
I'm a lifetime learner, always looking for ways to become a better teacher and LOVE technology. I am eMINTS certified and just submitted my final 2 components for National Board Certification in May.  I teach Digital Marketing & Entrepreneurship at Fairhope High School and manage... Read More →



Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 252

11:00am CDT

Developing Confident Writers (Grades 6-12)

I will share strategies I’ve used in my ELA classroom that have been successful in helping students become confident writers. These strategies include holding student-led writing conferences and providing meaningful feedback during the writing process. This session would be beneficial to ELA and history teachers in grades 6-12. You will also leave with digital copies of these resources in order to tailor them to your students' needs.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Foy

Megan Foy

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 95

11:00am CDT

Discovery Education’s English Language Learner Accessibility Features (K-12,)

Do you work with Multilingual students? Learn about Discovery Education’s Accessibility Options embedded throughout our platform to best support ELL students. Discovery Education empowers Multilingual Learners to engage in the same content as their peers, while providing accommodation features to ensure support in their native language.

Learning Target:
I CAN explain how Discovery Education’s built-in tools provide accessibility options for diverse learners.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 255

11:00am CDT

Help Your Students with Visual Literacy: 4 Ways to Enhance Photography in the Classroom

Let's use free photo editing resources and learn the 4 digital photo enhancement tricks that will allow your students to gain amazing skills when communicating their ideas using images.  We will take a photo, make adjustments and then create a photo gallery to share with all session attendees.  Learning, editing, enjoying! (No previous experience required:)


https://bit.ly/photos-4steps 

Presenters
avatar for Doug Caldwell

Doug Caldwell

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS
Inspiring education with digital learning!
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Nikki Schwartz

Instructional Coach, eMINTS National Center
Nikki Schwartz is an Educational Program Coordinator for eMINTS National Center. Nikki started her career in education in 2006 as an eMINTS teacher in 3rd grade. Through her time in education, she worked as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. After receiving her Masters in Educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 92

11:00am CDT

Homeless and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Counselors, Social Workers, Registrars and Admins – HELP!

This will be an open discussion format to address specific questions/concerns regarding our students identified as homeless.
This session will focus on the following topics:
McKinney-Vento.org Mandatory Training
BCBE Procedures
Enrollment
School of Origin
Transportation
Unaccompanied Homeless Students

Presenters
avatar for Barb Rudolph

Barb Rudolph

Part-Time Homeless Liaison Assistant, Central Office Staff
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Jennifer Bedgood

Federal Programs Supervisor, Central Office Staff



Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 96

11:00am CDT

Interactive Panel Chromebox Tips and Tricks

We will go through Functionality of Chromebox and Chrome extensions that will make using the Chromebox in the classroom the best solution for a teacher's needs.

Presenters
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Greg Warren

Technology Support Technician, Central Office Staff


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 253

11:00am CDT

Math Intervention Resources (Readiness Assessment, Math Intervention Lessons, Math Diagnosis and Intervention System)

Participants will learn about math intervention resources built into the enVision curriculum including Readiness Assessment, Intervention Lessons, and the Math Diagnosis and Intervention System.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Ham

Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 268

11:00am CDT

NoRedInk Design and Assign: Guided Drafts

Learn how to create a Guided Draft to support students as they draft an essay. In this session we'll walk through the features of a Guided Draft, review sample results and discuss next steps, and explore how to use a Guided Draft in a unit cycle. You will also have the time to create your own Guided Draft.

Presenters
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Maggie Hagan-Brayton

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 19

11:00am CDT

Professionalism for Educators

This session covers various laws, codes, and policies that are necessary for educators to be successful. This workshop will provide knowledge on how to best navigate various situations as a professional, including social media.

Presenters

Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 93

11:00am CDT

Reimagining Your Required Reading: How Digital Makes a Difference
Discover how ebooks and audiobooks can help support your school’s unique curriculum needs. From ELA favorites to digital class sets and more, let OverDrive Account Manager Regis Coustillac fill you in on how the Sora reading app can help set your students up for required reading success. Attendees will learn the benefits of creating school-specific digital collections and how powerful Sora tools like notes, highlights, definitions reading data are making a positive impact on reading engagement. Plus, there will be plenty of time for Q&A!

Presenters
avatar for Danny Lapchak

Danny Lapchak

Sora by OverDrive


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 3

11:00am CDT

Stop In & Learn: Structuring Your Secondary Classroom for Engaged Literacy Learning

This session is an informal stop-and-learn/experience of literacy structures in the secondary classroom. You can stop in during lunch, between sessions, or spend a full session walking through best practices in secondary literacy classroom structures that are achievable! Put these simple practices in place to support your students with literacy skills.

You don't have to add this to your schedule but we wanted you to know this session is available for drop-in throughout the day.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Love

Karen Love

Senior Account Executive, Scholastic
Karen is a Senior Account Executive for Scholastic Education. As a senior account executive, she works with districts across the country on developing comprehensive literacy plans including comprehensive literacy plans and family and community engagement. This has included working... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 20

11:00am CDT

Student Presentations with Adobe Express

Help your students develop confidence in their communication skills in any subject. In this session, we will share strategies for helping students give effective digital and multi-modal presentations in Adobe Express.
Link to Slide Deck 

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 201

11:00am CDT

Supporting Student Engagement with Newsela

Explore ways to support student motivation, interaction, and choice by leveraging both student-selected and teacher directed tools, tasks, and texts as students read across diverse content to build literacy skills and subject-area knowledge.

--Learn how teacher actions can build and maintain intrinsic student motivation while interacting with Newsela content
--Explore the student platform in Newsela and the strategies that can be leveraged to encourage intrinsic student motivation
--Examine how to apply Newsela features to customize content to meet learners' unique news and align to topics you teach

Presenters
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Newsela Professional Learning Manager, Newsela
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 7

11:00am CDT

Teacher Tips for the Using Desmos Graphing Calculator

In 2023, Alabama has transitioned to giving the Computer Based Test (CBT) version of the ACT. The Desmos Graphing Calculator is a built-in online tool available in the math section for all Alabama students taking the CBT version of the ACT.

Join us in this session to learn how to use the Desmos graphing calculator tool when teaching or reviewing math concepts tested on the ACT. We will explore the math section of the online ACT practice test in the TestNav platform. We will investigate how to create graphs including inequalities and systems, how to plot points, and how to access the the functions options in the Desmos Calculator. Leave this session with the resources and strategies that can be used to effectively prepare students for the math section of the online ACT test.



Presenters
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Mallory Hipp

Math Teacher, Daphne High School
MJ

Mallory Jayjohn

Math Teacher, Daphne High School
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Annie Freeman

Math Teacher, Robertsdale High School



Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 269

11:00am CDT

TeachLogic: Maximizing the Benefits of your Instructional Audio / Teacher Microphones System

Instructional Audio - Learn how to make the most of this powerful tool! You'll learn why instructional audio is so important; how to use it daily; and how to maximize its use throughout a school year.

Presenters
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Shawn Rosenberger

Account Manager, TeachLogic
Instructional Audio - Classroom Speakers/Microphones.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 28

11:00am CDT

What's your best Career Tech lesson?

Let's get our CTE family together and share lessons that have been successful for our students. This will be set up where you can share with a specific program. Please be prepared to send lessons to others or have printed copies!

Presenters
avatar for Alyssa Corbitt

Alyssa Corbitt

FACS Teacher, Elberta Middle School
I absolutely love FCCLA and FACS!!! I have been involved in some way with both since middle school, whether as a student, volunteer, or teacher/adviser. I love teaching FACS and believe that every student should have the opportunity to experience a Career Tech class. By incorporating... Read More →



Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 5

11:00am CDT

Wednesday Food Truck #2
Wednesday July 19, 2023 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Outside

12:00pm CDT

Advanced Desmos Classroom Techniques

Desmos Classroom is a powerful online platform that allows educators to create and deliver interactive math lessons to their students. This professional development session aims to help experienced Desmos Classroom users take their skills to the next level and learn advanced techniques for using the platform.
Participants will then learn advanced techniques for creating activities, including how to use custom functions and variables, create interactive simulations, and integrate multimedia.
Participants will also explore advanced features of Desmos Classroom, including how to use the teacher dashboard to monitor student progress, view responses, and provide feedback. The session will be hands-on, allowing participants to practice creating activities and using advanced Desmos Classroom techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another and share ideas for using Desmos Classroom in their classrooms.
At the end of the session, participants will have an advanced understanding of Desmos Classroom and its capabilities. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create engaging and interactive math lessons, assessments, and activities for their students using Desmos Classroom.

Presenters
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Wes Overton

Teacher, Spanish Fort Middle


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 270

12:00pm CDT

Feeling Overwhelmed? Check out the FREE EAP - Employee Assistance Program!

This session will go over all of the ways our FREE Employee Assistance Program can support you as an employee-- from 24-hour crisis help, wellness and nutrition, to confidential counseling and coaching! Learn how to utilize this FREE program with a wide range of services to help you manage a variety of work-life challenges. Each session will have 1 door prize.

Presenters
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Amanda Barber

RN, Occupational Health, Central Office Staff
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Erin Miller

MS RDN, Baldwin County Public Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 28

12:00pm CDT

I Teach, You Teach, We Teach Co-Teaching Models and Push-In Services

Co-teaching is a collaborative approach to instruction in which two teachers, typically a general education teacher and a special education teacher, work together to plan and then implement instruction for a class that includes students with disabilities. This session will explore 6 Co-teaching models, advantages and disadvantages for each model and how specially designed instruction can be provided in the general education setting using these models.

Presenters
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Angela Palumbo

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff
avatar for Shannon Park

Shannon Park

Resource Consultant, Central Office Staff



Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 268

12:00pm CDT

Making Literacy Connections Through Projects and Using Your myON Data

Measuring reading with reading using your myON Data. Discuss the role of literacy in learning both content and thinking skills. Introduce tips for specific content search’s and create literacy activities that connect with standards and curriculum. Access the Project Cloud and identify best practices for using projects.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 271

12:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS New Look

Introduction to the newly released PowerSchool interface  

All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Lance Lewis

Lance Lewis

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 251

12:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Tips and Tricks

Hints and shortcuts on performing daily actions within PowerSchool SIS.    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 243

12:00pm CDT

Problem-based Learning: What to Expect, How to Plan, & How to Implement

In this session, participants will gain skills and resources about how to develop an authentic problem-based scenario and walk their students through the process of implementing a PBL in their classroom.This session is sure to be a highly engaging and informative event!
In this learning event, participants will walk away understanding prosocial education and why it is desperately important now more than ever, and they will obtain five practical and easy-to-implement strategies for designing and building a prosocial learning environment.  bit.ly/eMINTS-ProblemBasedLearning

Presenters
avatar for Nikki Schwartz

Nikki Schwartz

Instructional Coach, eMINTS National Center
Nikki Schwartz is an Educational Program Coordinator for eMINTS National Center. Nikki started her career in education in 2006 as an eMINTS teacher in 3rd grade. Through her time in education, she worked as a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. After receiving her Masters in Educational... Read More →
avatar for Haylee Anderson

Haylee Anderson

Instructional Specialist, eMINTS National Center
Haylee Anderson is currently an instructional specialist with eMINTS National Center. She has previously been a high school English and Spanish and a middle school ELA educator in Missouri. Her family is the most important thing in the world to her. She lives in Southwest Missouri... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 92

12:00pm CDT

Question Generation to Support Comprehension - KTL

Teaching students to generate questions is a highly effective instructional practice for improving comprehension. Good readers automatically engage in critical thinking by asking themselves questions to make sense of what has been read. In this practical workshop, participants will learn how to increase the opportunities students have to independently generate their own questions based on anything that has been read, said, or done using Bloom's taxonomy as a continuum.


Presenters
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Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 17

12:00pm CDT

Schoology Vs. Google Classroom

Session will compare the two LMS programs while highlighting new features, hidden features, and extensions.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Burnett

Ashley Burnett

Teacher, Elberta Middle
Hello,My name is Ashley Burnett, and I've been teaching Math at Elberta Middle School for 4 years. My teaching career started in Katy, Texas where I taught 6th grade math for 4 years and Read 180 for 1 year. I have also taught Math and ELA in Escambia County, Florida for 3 years.Having... Read More →
avatar for Candace Pickering

Candace Pickering

Teacher, Elberta Middle School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 8

12:00pm CDT

Screencastify 101

K-12's most popular and beloved screencasting tool is now available to both teachers and students of Baldwin County. Teachers can quickly create and share recordings from a browser tab, webcam, or full desktop view. Come get an overview of Screencastify's features so you can begin making high-quality instructional videos and/or have students creating!



Presenters
avatar for Katie Nettles

Katie Nettles

Ed Tech Consulting Teacher, Baldwin County Public Schools


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 3

12:00pm CDT

Spice Up Your Math Class with Fun Tech Tools

For secondary math classes; how to make math more fun by utilizing online resources like IXL races, Edpuzzles, and games like Gimkit, blooket, quizziz, kahoot, and quizlet live. I will detail how to create your own games on these websites, find some that are already there and edit the premade games/tools.

Presenters
MJ

Missy Jones

Teacher, Fairhope High



Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 95

12:00pm CDT

Stop In & Learn: Structuring Your Secondary Classroom for Engaged Literacy Learning

This session is an informal stop-and-learn/experience of literacy structures in the secondary classroom. You can stop in during lunch, between sessions, or spend a full session walking through best practices in secondary literacy classroom structures that are achievable! Put these simple practices in place to support your students with literacy skills.

You don't have to add this to your schedule but we wanted you to know this session is available for drop-in throughout the day.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Love

Karen Love

Senior Account Executive, Scholastic
Karen is a Senior Account Executive for Scholastic Education. As a senior account executive, she works with districts across the country on developing comprehensive literacy plans including comprehensive literacy plans and family and community engagement. This has included working... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 20

12:00pm CDT

Student Led Writing Conferences

Using student led, individual writing conferences to tailor targeted instruction and improvement in student writing. Data from my doctoral project will illustrate the impact these conferences can have on student writing.

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Bateman

Barbara Bateman

Curriculum Leader, Daphne High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 254

12:00pm CDT

Supporting English Language Learners with Newsela

Uncover how to use Newsela content and features to engage multilingual learners in practice around multiple modalities throughout a learning experience while supporting access to rigorous texts and academic language.

--Learn how to use Newsela features to scaffold student access to complex texts and concepts
--Explore strategies to promote language practice and application through speaking and listening
--Examine approaches to leverage content as the foundation for explicit language instruction

Presenters
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Newsela Professional Learning Manager, Newsela
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 7

12:00pm CDT

Travel the Globe: Google Earth in All Subjects

This session will focus on the interactive tools and features of Google Earth and how they can be leveraged to meet a variety of standards and objectives. Strategies will be cross-curricular and applicable to elementary and secondary classrooms.



Presenters
avatar for Allie Schultze

Allie Schultze

Consulting Teacher, Central Office Staff
Hi! I'm Allie and I'm a Consulting Teacher with the Ed Tech Department. Some of you may have cursed my name while attempting to finish some of our FLEX PD (totally understandable). This was my 8th year in Baldwin County and my 13th in education. I previously worked as a Teacher Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Room 16

12:00pm CDT

Engaging in Argumentation from Evidence

Infuse literacy into your science curriculum with Gizmos. This workshop will help teachers investigate ways to effectively infuse literacy into science lessons with Gizmos. Participants explore the use of the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework to construct scientific explanations through experimentation, data analysis, and argumentation. The instructor demonstrates lessons that use argumentation to support scientific investigations.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Bellew

Deborah Bellew

Certified Instructor, Explore Learning
I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I have been a Certified Instructor with ExploreLearning for 10 years. I love to to travel, read and enjoy time with my family.
avatar for Chanel Johnson

Chanel Johnson

Area Implementation Manager, Explore Learning


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 267

12:00pm CDT

MOVE! The Mind, Body and Spirit MOVE Rewirement Revolution

The MOVE Rewirement Revolution is a fun environment that inspires attendees to #ChooseYOU as your #1 priority. Each person is the Chief Energy Officer of your own life journey. Through an observational self-assessment and play, you will learn how to choose boundaries, respond/react/behave when opportunities, obstacles and challenges appear in your path and create a micro-step self-care plan to instill happiness and peace within your heart and environment. You will learn about optional choice you have known as "The Staying Stressed" concept and its Pledge of Allegiance! Come open to learning the OAR solution to MOVE!
MOVE AFFIRMATIONSOur affirmations are our guiding principles.1. MOVE your mindset.
2. MOVE your body.3. MOVE your soul.
Finding your rhythm is an important part of life.
Finding your groove is an important part of life.Finding you is an important part of life.Have you found these yet?
Join us in class. Come to have fun and learn in a short session how to change your mindset, change your attitude, change your body, change your soul, change your spirit in a few seconds.
It can be done. It's up to you to make the choice.



Presenters
avatar for Sher Graham

Sher Graham

CEO/VP Behavioral Health Communications/MOVE, OneStop Business Institute, Inc.
The MOVE Rewirement Revolution is a tactical fun strategic activity that I designed along my journey to becoming the authentic ME. As a human who has worn many hats in 52 years of entrepreneurship, I was moved to use the OAR methodology that creates success for my clients, both in... Read More →



Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 253

12:00pm CDT

Reading in the Content Area: High-yield Reading Strategies that Work

This session is for all secondary educators that value teaching their content while providing critical literacy skills to students. Come join us to learn how simple strategies can produce big results!

Presenters
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Holly Christian

Scholastic Trainer, Scholastic


Wednesday July 19, 2023 12:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 207

1:00pm CDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Teachers and Students - Guidance and Use of GPT, BARD, and other tools

This session offers attendees an overview of:

1.   Information on what is meant by "AI" and the future of the technology (10 min)

2.   Using AI for Teacher Chores (20 min)
  • Resources, ideas, and instructions on how to immediately use AI to enhance communication, grading, and planning, including time-saving GPT/BARD prompts for teachers and apps/add-ons to know and try
  • Ethical and privacy concerns with AI 
3. Student use of AI (20 min)
  • How to open discussion of AI with students, what to expect, how to promote ethical use of AI to promote their skillsets
  • The scope and limitations of current AI Detectors
  • Sample guidelines and policies for updating your Integrity Clause
  • Example lessons incorporating AI for various subjects/students (Differentiating and Translating)
This session will come with a Google Classroom code for easy access to the resources, links, and notes taken. 

Discussion | Sharing | Resources 

As always, we as teachers are preparing our students for life in a future that we don’t quite understand. Current developments in AI cannot be ignored any more than the internet could have been ignored in 1998.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School
I am currently serving as a senior English teacher at Robertsdale High School, but I have taught ELA in grades 6-12 in both Alabama and Tennessee during my time as a teacher. I have also served as a Reading Intervention teacher and mentor on the elementary level. I'm able to bounce... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 95

1:00pm CDT

Building Background Knowledge with Newsela

Discover strategies for using Newsela content and features to invite and support students in reading across texts to build background knowledge, and curate content to create meaningful learning experiences connected to your curriculum and objectives.

--Learn how to find Newsela content aligned with your instruction that can be used to help students read across related texts
--Explore strategies for using Newsela features to scaffold the learning process for students and assist with background knowledge acquisition
--Customize or create content cu rations to use with students, aligned to topics you teach, and customized to meet unique learners' needs

Presenters
avatar for Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan

Newsela Professional Learning Manager, Newsela
Hi! I've been developing and delivering Professional Learning for Newsela since 2016. Before that I taught high school English language learners in New York. I'm passionate about differentiation, reading practices, and how technology can impact student learning while simultaneously... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 7

1:00pm CDT

Holiday Hype in the Secondary Classroom

Why should only elementary students only get to experience the joy of holidays in so many fun ways?  Join me to learn more about how to add holiday hype to your secondary classrooms while incorporating your subject content!

Presenters
avatar for Lacey Bussie

Lacey Bussie

Science Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 252

1:00pm CDT

Looking to save some time? Discovery Education's Ready to use Activities can HELP! (K-12 all content)

Are you looking to save some time when planning for instruction? Discovery Education's Ready to use Activities can HELP!
In this session you will learn how to access and edit Ready-to-Use Lesson Activities on Discovery Education's daily learning platform. By the end of this hour-long session, you will have multiple activities you can use right away in your own instruction!

Learning Target:
I CAN locate, edit and use Discovery Education’s Ready-to-Use Lesson Activities.

Presenters
KA

Kristen Atwood

Discovery Education Professional Learning Coach, Discovery Education



Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 255

1:00pm CDT

MathXL (overview and introduction, effective implementation practices, customizing MathXL)

Participants will be introduced to MathXL and how to effectively implement it in the classroom. Participants will also learn how to customize MathXL assignments to meet their classroom needs.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Ham

Cindy Ham

Education Consultant, Savvas Learning Company


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 268

1:00pm CDT

NoRedInk Design and Assign: Unit Diagnostics

Learn how to use Unit Diagnostics to track student growth throughout a unit. In this session you'll learn how to create a Unit Diagnostic, review sample results, and explore next steps. You will also have time to create your own Unit Diagnostic.

Presenters
MH

Maggie Hagan-Brayton

Professional Learning Specialist, NoRedInk


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 19

1:00pm CDT

Personalized Reading Practice using myON

Identify and utilize myON’s key features to introduce platform to students. How to use available content and embedded scaffolds. Define best practices for implementing myON for independent reading and for finding content to support learning in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Steingass

Judy Steingass

Consultant, Renaissance Learning


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 271

1:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Enterprise Reporting

Demonstration on the basic functionality of creating, editing, and running Enterprise Reports    All SIS users, not Teachers



Presenters
avatar for Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE
Please address me as Griff.


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 243

1:00pm CDT

PowerSchool SIS Incidents/State Validation

Process of entering Incidents in PowerSchool along program guidelines for State Validation    

AP and Principal



Presenters
CG

Chris Glover

Enterprise Systems Professional, BCBE


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 251

1:00pm CDT

Quick Writes to Support Content Learning

How can we have students write more in content classrooms? Part of the solution is using quick writes on a regular basis. Quick writes are short, informal writing tasks which help the writer remember, organize, and manage information. In this session, participants will learn about how to embed more opportunities for quick writes into content area classes, as well as how to scaffold quick writes to support a variety of learners.


Presenters
DI

Dr. Ivetha Witherspoon

Keys to Literacy


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 17

1:00pm CDT

Reimagining Your Required Reading: How Digital Makes a Difference
Discover how ebooks and audiobooks can help support your school’s unique curriculum needs. From ELA favorites to digital class sets and more, let OverDrive Account Manager Regis Coustillac fill you in on how the Sora reading app can help set your students up for required reading success. Attendees will learn the benefits of creating school-specific digital collections and how powerful Sora tools like notes, highlights, definitions reading data are making a positive impact on reading engagement. Plus, there will be plenty of time for Q&A!

Presenters
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Danny Lapchak

Sora by OverDrive


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 3

1:00pm CDT

Relationships Before Rigor: How Building Community in Your Classroom Makes Rigor Possible

In this class, we will be talking about the value of building community in the classroom and providing teachers with proven strategies that can be incorporated on the first day of school and reinforced throughout the year.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Foy

Megan Foy

English Teacher, Robertsdale High School
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Lauren Latham

Secondary ELA Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 5

1:00pm CDT

RTI Intervention Toolbox for Secondary Teachers

Response to intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Join us to explore research-based academic and behavior interventions for secondary students. We will also discuss the process of prioritizing essential learning outcomes for struggling learners and practical tools for meeting student's individual needs. Leave with a digital toolbox of effective intervention strategies.

Presenters
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Casie Mire

RTI Interventionist Coordinator (Louisiana), Other
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Annie Freeman

Math Teacher, Robertsdale High School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 91

1:00pm CDT

Stop In & Learn: Structuring Your Secondary Classroom for Engaged Literacy Learning

This session is an informal stop-and-learn/experience of literacy structures in the secondary classroom. You can stop in during lunch, between sessions, or spend a full session walking through best practices in secondary literacy classroom structures that are achievable! Put these simple practices in place to support your students with literacy skills.

You don't have to add this to your schedule but we wanted you to know this session is available for drop-in throughout the day.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Love

Karen Love

Senior Account Executive, Scholastic
Karen is a Senior Account Executive for Scholastic Education. As a senior account executive, she works with districts across the country on developing comprehensive literacy plans including comprehensive literacy plans and family and community engagement. This has included working... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 20

1:00pm CDT

Teach Language and Literature with Adobe Express

Teachers of literature and language know best that what they’re really teaching students is understanding expression, interpretation and communication. Students in the modern age don’t just need to be able to analyze complex texts; they need to know how to create their own unique stories and persuade others of their important innovative ideas.

Presenters


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 201

1:00pm CDT

Teach Math with Adobe Express

As math teachers, we need to teach students to understand how to use their unique brains to solve complex problems. Research shows that when students are given the opportunity to develop their mathematical thinking with creative applications and technology, they find new ways of solving problems, and cultivating creative mathematical thinking helps build student confidence and sets them up to reach their full potential. In this session, you’ll learn about the many applications Adobe Express has for teaching and learning in math classes, and explore creative and simple activities aimed at supporting your students throughout any project.
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Presenters
avatar for Debbie Roethke

Debbie Roethke

Educational Consultant, Adobe
Hello, rockstar educators! I'm Debbie Roethke, from Richmond, Va, your guide to integrating Adobe tools into your K-12 classrooms. With 23 years of experience in one-to-one educational environments (the first one in the country) and a suitcase full of certifications including the... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 202

1:00pm CDT

Tips and Tricks: Get the Most Out of Schoology

Session will highlight features of Schoology that make learning easy for students. Session will provide overview of different apps that integrate with Schoology while also highlighting ease of grading with the integration of PowerSchool. Session will also provide resources for using different features for differentiation and remediation.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Burnett

Ashley Burnett

Teacher, Elberta Middle
Hello,My name is Ashley Burnett, and I've been teaching Math at Elberta Middle School for 4 years. My teaching career started in Katy, Texas where I taught 6th grade math for 4 years and Read 180 for 1 year. I have also taught Math and ELA in Escambia County, Florida for 3 years.Having... Read More →
avatar for Candace Pickering

Candace Pickering

Teacher, Elberta Middle School


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 8

1:00pm CDT

Using the Desmos Graphing Calculator to Teach Statistics

The Desmos Graphing Calculator is a powerful tool that can help educators teach statistics in a dynamic and engaging way. This professional development session aims to introduce teachers to the Desmos Graphing Calculator and its features for teaching statistics.
The session will begin with an overview of Desmos Graphing Calculator interface, and how to enter data and create visualizations such as histograms, box plots, scatterplots, and more. Participants will learn how to use the calculator's regression features to analyze data sets, fit models, and interpret results.
The session will be hands-on, allowing participants to practice creating graphs and activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another and share ideas for using the Desmos Graphing Calculator to teach statistics in their classrooms.
At the end of the session, participants will have a solid understanding of how to use the Desmos Graphing Calculator to teach statistics. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to create engaging and interactive math lessons for their students using Desmos.

Presenters
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Wes Overton

Teacher, Spanish Fort Middle


Wednesday July 19, 2023 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 270

2:00pm CDT

Closing Session and Prizes!
Wednesday July 19, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Cafeteria/Auditorium
 
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