Participants will experience strategies to help students deepen their thinking and questioning when addressing authentic mentor text. Working within an integrated reading and writing model, participants will gain a new level of understanding of close reading mentor text and how to enhance student learning using a variety of techniques.
For participants to become successful in completing requirements for a program, they need to have the proper information, know their fellow members, and have time to grow professionally as an individual as well as a collaborative group. This session will allow participants to begin online professional learning and start developing a conceptual understanding of the importance and need of discrete mathematics in computer science. In addition, each member will experience block and binary coding by participating in interactive learning sessions individually and in small group.
9:00 a.m. Supporting Children Who Have An Incarcerated Parent, Relative or Friend
Presenter: Kendra Couch MA, LPC-S College Station I.S.D.
12:30 p.m. Teens, Technology, Sexting and Pornography
Presenter: Lori Kuykendall, Executive Director Aim for Success
Participants will learn easy ways to create, manage, and publish videos for flipped and blended instruction. They will also have the opportunity to create a classroom product and will take away multiple resources for creating a collaborative learning environment.
Capturing Kids' Hearts is an immersive, participatory experience. Teachers, staff, and administrators learn and practice skills they will use and model in their classrooms, schools, and districts, including:
How to build meaningful, productive relationships with every student and every colleague.
How to use the EXCEL Model of teaching to create a safe, effective environment for learning.
How to develop self-managing, high-performing classrooms using team-building skills and a Social Contract.
High payoff techniques for dealing with conflict, negative behavior, and disrespect issues.
Capturing Kids' Hearts is the beginning of a transformational, multi-year process for teachers and administrators at the campus or district level.
Over the last century, U.S. science classes have consistently relied on lectures, textbooks, rote memorization, and lab demonstrations. Faced with a welter of science standards, the three-stage process of backward design of curriculum can help science educators target and delve deeply into big ideas to help their students gain deeper conceptual understandings within the branches of science. Focused planning also enables districts to better articulate learning objectives across grade levels.
Important Session Information:
This workshop is for STMs only.
In our session, we will look at both picture books and novels that help readers understand excellent writing techniques. This will focus on all types of writing, including expository for STAAR grades. We will also use Mentor Sentences to include the editing and revising TEKS.
Day 3 of 7-Day Institute. Must register for all seven days! Choosing a primary thinking model, teaching thinking strategies for the basic facts, and teaching the multiplication and division algorithms will be explored in this hands-on workshop. The tools of mathematics will be incorporated. The TEKS and STAAR will be emphasized.
On day 3, participants will observe and examine how students continue to use a contrived scenario to move from thinking of linear situations recursively to realizing the relationship between the x- and the y- coordinates and writing the relation as a function rule. This approach will build students' concepts of y-intercepts as the beginning point and slope as rate of change.
School evaluation personnel and teachers often work with students of varying disorders who may or may not fall under a special education eligibility per Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines. Some students with disorders may qualify for 504 and others may not, but will still require interventions and treatment for behavioral challenges. Regardless of eligibility, school evaluation personnel and teachers should be knowledgeable about students with behavior disorders.
The EV3 enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. Students are encouraged to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating. This is also an excellent way of getting students to talk to each other and cooperate as well as giving them hands-on experience with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. The powerful, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use software for programming and data logging is based on National Instruments LabVIEW™, the industry-leading graphical system design software used by scientists and engineers worldwide. The EV3 Software follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing.
Region 6 Education Service Center offers a source of high-quality online professional development in Assistive Technology (AT). Our AT webinars are presented by leading professionals in the field of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication.