Breakout Session #1
- Alana Greear – Empathy in the Classroom: Why it Matters - Learning is not in the content of the lesson, it's in the feeling students leave the lesson with. This session will tackle developing community and empathy in the classroom and in turn will lead your classroom to a zone of safety where vulnerability is valued as a key to creativity and intellectual growth.
- Penny Bearden – Integrating Place Based Challenges - Work with colleagues in getting started, designing experiences, and how-to implement challenges tomorrow. Experience the benefits for learners as they Engage, Investigate, and Act- all through the framework of Challenge Based Learning.
- Laura Bowman – Differentiating for EL’s and diverse learners - Have you seen English Learners in your room who sit in silence or goof off because they have difficulty engaging? Share and learn strategies for helping to engage all learners.
- Ben Walker – Making Change & Teacher Leadership - Systemic change starts with you! Explore the need for and process of teacher change-making as we barrel into the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Breakout Session #2
- Alana Greear – Empathy in the Classroom: Why it Matters (Repeated session by popular demand!)
- Christy Gomez – Trauma Informed Practices in Alaska Native Students - Childhood trauma ACEs, or proximal historical trauma may interrupt student’s ability to learn, process, and engage in school. Engage in dialogue of how schools can lead trauma- impact training for teachers and staff.
- Pegge Erkeneff – Be generous: share your story! - The stories you value can shape and catalyze your peers, school, district, and community. What occurs in your class, and for you personally and professionally, that would be a delight to share? What is your best platform: written word, images, podcast, digital platforms...? Tap your story, and discover platforms that are a best fit for you!
- Sean Campbell – Student Driven Learning in the Secondary Classroom - This session will focus on the ways that you are (and are considering) letting students drive what is learned along with when and how it is assessed.
Breakout Session #3
- Amanda Adams – Technology Integration with Intentionality - In this session, we will endeavor to identify specific ways that technology augments the learning experience. Together with colleagues we will reflect on our practices and our opportunities to enrich the student's learning experience by using technology with intentionality.
- Jared Mixon – Mathematical Thinking - Why do some students (and adults) claim that they don’t have a “math brain?” Mathematic thinking is built on the rules of logic and common principles accepted by the typical student. In this session we will discuss how to make math concepts obtainable to those who do not believe they are capable of “getting it.”
- Lisa Morris – The Multi-Age Classroom and Personalized Learning - This session would be a brief look at how I plan for personalized learning in my multi-age classroom. I will include how start with a "big picture" plan for the school year that aligns the standards in the grade levels that I teach and how I establish routines that foster independence and ownership for the students.
- Amy Hogue – Building Stamina in Student Self Reflection - Helping students see their path - see where they are coming from and where they are going. Building explicit awareness of our teaching strategies to support that student awareness.
Breakout Session #4
- Kim Leslie – Building Relevance in the Classroom - This session focuses on strategies to offer students direct connections between the content of a course and their lives through their passions, interests, curiosity, and prioritizing what means the most to them in a subject area.
- Stephanie Cronin – Personalizing Learning in the Mathematics Classroom - The wide variety of student skill levels in a mathematics classroom makes personalization imperative. In this session you will learn strategies to get started and go deeper with personalization of instruction and assessment in order to meet the individual needs of students.
- Catherine Allen-Devries & Sarah Powers - Creating a Positive Classroom Culture - Join a collaborative conversation about positive classroom culture. See how we highlight a growth mindset through the lens of Social Emotional Learning.
- Jon Sharp – Building Collegiality amongst Teachers - We will share and develop ideas on how to build professional communication. We will discuss various opportunities within our processional world to mentor/guide our peers toward solution oriented practices.