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download Lunch Keynote - Thomas Snyder

3. Engage Them ALL
Engage Them ALL is a session that is unlike typical in-services. Participants will be exposed to more than 30 strategies that increase student engagement in the classroom. Strategies include attention-getters, state changers, checks for understanding, processing techniques and motivators.
Presenters: Jennifer McDunnough, Judith Henderson - Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fort Wayne Community Schools; Judi Henderson - Fort Wayne Community Schools
Level: ALL
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6. Discover Greatness in Wellness
With the power of 'I Can' statements, differentiated instruction is designed to meet the needs of students in wellness activities. Participants will learn how to challenge students with 'I Can' statements across instructional settings. Students experience excellence, explore opportunities, and realize their potential!
Presenters: Craig Dragash, Margaret Merriman - Clay Middle School; Leyla Niese - Carmel Clay School, Carmel Clay Schools
Level: MS
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7. Ditch That Textbook!
Learn to meet your students in the digital worlds where they live and reap the rewards. In this session teachers will see methods that have less emphasis on the book. Participants will leave with ideas on how to supplement or completely replace textbooks with Web-based resources or by using techniques inspired by them. Participants will see examples for 1:1 initiatives, computer labs, AND low-tech classrooms with no computers.
Presenter: Matt Miller - Turkey Run High School
Level: MS / HS
website Session Materials

 

12. Learn More Indiana's College Success Campaigns
This session will highlight the Learn More Indiana campaigns; College Go! Week, Cash for College and Know How 2 Go, with a focus on Cash for College. The campaigns are designed to help students and families plan, prepare and pay for college with practical steps during the year.
Presenters: Sara Hess - Learn More Indiana-Commission for Higher Education; Tatum Miller - ICHE-Learn More Indiana
Level: ALL
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13. Sustaining the RTI Model
Response To Intervention is an essential educational plan to meet the needs of all students. But your school may be having implementation issues even after 2-5 years. In this session we will discuss the difference between a social school environment and a collaborative school environment.
Presenter: Joe Cline - Independent Education Consultant
Level: ES / MS
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14. Part of the School Family
All students need to feel important, but how do schools get that across? The crisis approach, waiting till there is a problem is neither valued or the best educational practice. The answer is develop programs that truly acknowledges the student has an active member of the school.
Presenters: Denise Gulley, John Corn - Hagerstown Elementary School
Level: ES
download CHAMP Program
download Announcement
download Certificate
download Pizza Letter
download Lunch Reminder
download Newspaper Notice

 

15. Positive Behavior Management
This presentation will showcase school-wide Positive Behavior Management programs. The presenter will also discuss the importance of creating a positive relationship with students. All the programs and suggestions are easy to implement with minimal work from teachers and administrators.
Presenter: Jenny Marshall - Sycamore Elementary Sch
Level: ES
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19. Do You Know Web 2.0?
QR Codes, Prezi, LiveBinder, & Doodle are just a few free Web 2.0 Tools that you can use daily to make everyday tasks, presentations and communication easier. Bring your iPad or laptop as we explore these tools. You will leave with knowledge and resources that you can use at work the next day.
Presenter: Kim Hendrick - Indiana Online Academy
Level: ALL
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20. Powerful Question Techniques
Effective classroom questioning techniques enable all students to think and achieve at the high levels demanded by Indiana Common Core Standards. Review the basic types of open and closed questions, and purposefully include questions in each lesson that promote Blooms higher level thinking skills.
Presenter: Celeste Allen - M S D Perry Township, M S D Perry Township
Level: ALL
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download Question Cues Chart
download Preschool Graphic

 

24. Learn More Indiana College Readiness Survey
This session will discuss the upcoming survey administration and how the results can best be used by administrators, including high school counselors and admission counselors. We will discuss the type of information that is collected and how to utilize the data obtained to best guide students.
Presenter: Tatum Miller - ICHE-Learn More Indiana
Level: MS / HS
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download Sample Report

 

25. Literacy in K-3 Classroom
We will demonstrate how to effectively run differentiated book clubs in the classroom. The small group opportunity allows each student to confidently read a book at his/her independent reading level. This is on top of the 90 minute reading block and encourages fluency, comp., and inference skills.
Presenters: Amy Stayte, Gina Boardman, Katie Crites - Northwood Elementary School
Level: ES
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26. Behaviors Be Gone
Achievement Gaps occur for many reasons. A significant cause, classroom management, is a daily challenge for teachers. This session provides educators with immediate strategies that eliminate repeated warnings and multiple requests which will help build and sustain high achieving classrooms.
Presenters: Kara Holdsworth, Jennifer Osting - Decatur County Community Schools, Decatur County Com Schools
Level: ALL
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27. Positive Behavior Framework
School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving academic and behavior outcomes for all students. Critical components of the framework will be explored.
Presenter: Thomas Stacho - BehaviorInSchools.com
Level: ALL
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28. Community and Confidence in the Classroom
Three classroom teachers share what they and their school do to develop relationships with students at the start of the year. These teachers also share activities and strategies their school uses to continue growing these relationships.
Presenters: Tony Sturgeon, Michael Fassold, David Broviak - Fishers Junior High School
Level: MS / HS
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32. Advancing AP, IB and Dual Credit
High schools involved in ASAI's new Advancing Academic Rigor (AAR) initiative will increase the percentage of graduates who succeed in AP, IB and/or dual credit courses. Learn how your school can be involved in this promising, no-cost initiative.
Presenter: Sue Reynolds - American Student Achievement Institute
Level: HS
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33. Get Started, Stay on Task
The presenter will explain how a deck of cards and an interactive projector can be used to get class started, encourage student preparedness, and keep a class on task. The Daily Draw has nearly ended distractions of forgotten items and the use of a Daily Agenda models organization and planning for students.
Presenter: Tina Kunkler-Laake - South Knox Middle-High School
Level: MS / HS
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35. Student Movement for Change
What if your school was a place where students and adults embraced values like compassion, determination, respect, and cooperation? What if students were the ones who led the movement? Get practical ideas & tools to change the climate of your school through a common language -- not another program.
Presenters: Brian Derrer, Leslie Bolser - The Movement in Richmond High School
Level: ALL
download Core Essential Values
download Why ReConnect
download Value Words
website Core Essential Values Web site (materials for PK-5th grade and after school)
website Video shown in session
website Beyond Character Education, Mawi Asgedom

 

37. Decisions through Data Teams/PLC
We want to share our journey with you about Professional Learning Communities, Data Team Pre/Post Assessments, and our Tracking Process to ensure individual student growth and achievement. We use the current data for benchmarks, RTI Selection and explicit instruction.
Presenters: Paris Ellen, Becky Skeel, Ellen Paris, Katie Crites - Northwood Elementary School
Level: ES
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39. IMPACT On Behavior
Proven behavior management strategies that can be implemented immediately. K-12 teachers will learn how to develop (or fine tune) their classroom management plan focusing on positive interaction, supervision, environment and correction procedures.
Presenter: Thomas Stacho - BehaviorInSchools.com
Level: ALL
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40. Personal Learning Environments
In this session the presenter will discuss features of different curation tools that allow teachers and students to gather and organize resources into collections that can be shared and discussed in the classroom. Students are digitally connected learners with vast amounts of information at their fingertips. There is a need for students to develop curation skills that allow them to manage digital content.
Presenter: Michelle Green - DOE, Office of eLearning
Level: ALL
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41. Digitizing Social Studies Instruction
Is your school going 1:1? Participants in this session will receive a variety of web sites, digital resources, tips and tricks that they can apply in their 6-7-8 grade Social Studies classroom and curriculum. This information will help teachers switch from textbooks to technology, and are the things the presenter wishes someone had told her before her school made the switch.
Presenter: Kari Catanzaro - Maconaquah Middle School
Level: MS
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47. FAFSA Labs
This session will highlight in-school labs that are conducted each February in local high schools and are producing unprecedented results, including successfully reaching a target audience - students from families with low incomes.
Presenter: Tammy Pearson - Project Leadership
Level: HS
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49. Get Involved with ASAI
Learn how to become involved in each of ASAI's initiatives including: 1) Indiana Student Achievement Institute, 2) Advancing Academic Rigor - AP, IB and DC, 3) Redesigning School Counseling, and 4) College Success Coalition (on behalf of Learn More Indiana).
Presenters: Bruce Ricklin, Sue Reynolds - American Student Achievement Institute
Level: ALL
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