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Monday, August 12
 

10:00am

State Library of Kansas Online Resources: Elementary and Middle School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Jessi Harris, Information Resources Librarian with the Northeast Kansas Library System, will present the State Library of Kansas Online Resources. These resources include databases, training webinars, promotional materials and supplemental lesson plans. This session will focus on the resources provided for Elementary and Middle School students and educators.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
SWMS Rm 810

10:00am

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Rm 205

10:00am

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SF Rm 503

10:00am

Elementary Art
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SF Rm 804

10:00am

High Frequency/Sight Words Kindergarten
Limited Capacity seats available

Required session. This session will introduce the district list of Sight Words for your grade level, including a transitional list option for this year which builds upon the current Reading Street list, and a research based list we'll be moving towards come the 2020-20201 school year. We'll discuss the why behind these changes, resources that will support our classrooms, and assessment and grading information regarding these changes made. We appreciate your time and will follow up with another session this year digging deeper into the list for 20-21 and beyond so teachers are fully supported in this transition.  

Speakers
avatar for Kris Hase

Kris Hase

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SF Library

10:00am

Can`t get Google Extensions on Safari? Learn about Safari`s tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will share Safari tools that provide the same experience as extensions-ReaderView, Pop-up Blocker, Short Cuts (app), Keynote (now with green screen) and others.  Have a special extension you are looking for?  Ask and Nolan may have a solution.

Speakers
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Nolan O`Toole

Apple Systems Engineer, Apple


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Library Classroom #2

10:00am

Classroom App (for teachers whose students have Ipads)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about Classrooms to help guide learning, share work, and manage student devices.  You can launch an app, a website, or a textbook page on any Ipads in the class, share documents with students, or display student work on a monitor using Apple TV. You can see which apps students are working in, mute student devices, and lock student devices to a specific app or web page. When class ends, you can see a summary of your students` activities. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Bloom

Jeremy Bloom

Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Library Classroom #1

10:00am

Special Education 101- What Every Teacher Should Know!
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you a new teacher who would like an overview of special education, including what it is, what the law says, how services are structured in the Lawrence school district, and how you can help to meet your students’ needs? Are you an experienced teacher who would like a refresher on these topics? Join me for this brief session on the basics of special education and what you, as a teacher, need to know. Questions and discussion are welcome and encouraged!


Speakers
avatar for Lark Lund

Lark Lund

Special Education Facilitator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Rm 811

10:00am

Vaping 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Approximately one in three Kansas high school students have tried e-cigarette or electronic vaping products, and about one in 10 reported using e-    cigarettes within the past 30 days. Two Health professionals will share facts, local statistics, and ways to help.

Speakers
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Sarah Hartsig

Lawrence Douglas County Health Department



Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
SWMS Rm 604

10:00am

Get Up, Stand Up!!
Limited Capacity seats available

You won’t learn to swim if you do not jump in the pool!! Come practice utilizing the Courageous Conversation About Race protocol. Wherever you are in your journey, come join the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for cara smith

cara smith

ELA Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
Come and talk to me. I really wanna meet you!
avatar for Annette Kenoly

Annette Kenoly

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 607

10:00am

How to Work with your Learning Coach
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning coaches, also known as instructional coaches, have been working in Lawrence Public Schools for the past decade.  However, many teachers may not have used their coach to their fullest capability.  During this session, learn the philosophy behind coaching, what coaches do, how they work with teachers, and what coaches don't do.  Coaches are in schools, behind the scenes to support, not evaluate, teachers during the Impact coaching cycle.  The district model was created by Dr. Jim Knight at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.  The work that is done with teachers is confidential and impactful for teacher, coach, and students.  If you have ever been curious as to what your coach does, now is the time to learn!  

Speakers
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Mary Lopez

Teacher Middle School, Lawrence Public Schools
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Shelly McBeth

Learning Coach-SWMS, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 610

10:00am

Practicing Mindfulness, Self-care, and Reflection Grounded in Social Emotional Character Development Standards
Limited Capacity filling up



This session offers a space for  educators to explore the Kansas Social Emotional Character Development Standards, practice mindfulness and self-care while reflecting upon a personal learning experiences. We will discuss and share those experiences in an honored space and walk through creating a visual representation of your personal story utilizing technology. Educators will have time to plan how to implement these practices in your classroom. Click HERE for the learning resource. Attendees will have an opportunty to follow up in October, January, and March.



Speakers
avatar for Mena Hill

Mena Hill

Instructional Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 704

10:00am

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SF Rm 300

10:00am

Digital Text for Students with IEPs or 504
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Digital text is an important option for many students being able to access the content.  This session will focus on different options for digital text, how to make selections on which digital option is best for a student, and what criteria different companies have for who can access their services.  Cindy Malone from the Kansas Infinitec Coalition will show you how to access these tools for students. 

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 712

10:00am

Getting the most out of assessments “Show what you know” intermediate students
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers will learn to empower students to optimize individual choice and autonomy by providing options to demonstrate their understanding of reading skills using a variety of methods.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Wheeler

Camille Wheeler

learning coach, Lawrence Public Schools
I LOVE learning and bettering myself! I LOVE supporting other educators and sharing information.I'm interested in discussing any and everything google, equity and culturally responsive teaching strategies, using technology to help students develop critical-thinking, social media to... Read More →
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ROBERTSON, KRISTA S

Teacher Elementary, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Olivia Johnson

Olivia Johnson

Teacher Elementary, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 602

10:00am

Pear Deck + Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
Limited Capacity filling up

  • What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring Google Slides lessons to life using formative assessments, allowing you to see (in real time) how each student is doing. In this hands-on session, we'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You'll walk away with a Pear Deck expert with a lesson to use during the first day of school!



Speakers
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Nick Park

Peardeck


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 612

10:00am

Early Childhood Paraprofessionals: Getting to Know US! Updates and Communication Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is mandatory for Early Childhood Paraprofessionals (3-5 programs). Participants will receive important information regarding systems, roles and top priorities. Participants will also engage in engaging activities that provide exploration of effective communication strategies between adults with a function based and reflective perspective.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 605

10:00am

GLSEN: Creating Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Students
Creating Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Students is a training designed for K-12 educators to explore how to create more inclusive environments for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Although designed for educators, any professional who works with youth can easily adapt this content to fit their practice needs.

Speakers
avatar for Holden Kraus

Holden Kraus

Teacher Middle School, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Auditorium

10:00am

INVITE ONLY!! STAIR-A – Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation for Adolescents: A Treatment Model for Multiply Traumatized Youth. Presenter and Affiliation:
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will provide participants with a working knowledge of Skills Training in
Affective and Interpersonal Regulation for Adolescents (STAIR-A), a cognitive-behavioral
treatment model specifically developed for use with multiply traumatized youth. STAIR-A
focuses on helping youth understand the impact of trauma on their lives, manage their emotions
more effectively, and build and maintain healthy relationships. Multiple traumatization leads not
only to increased PTSD symptom severity, but also to significant disruption in the achievement
of developmental goals of childhood and adolescence. Skills in effectively regulating emotions
and building and maintaining healthy relationships are particularly compromised in youth
exposed to family and community violence. STAIR-A was developed to help traumatized youth
learn targeted skills that have been shown to significantly enhance functioning, self-efficacy, and
decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.


Speakers
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Dr. Omar G Gudino

Associate Professor, University of Kansas


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 804

10:00am

Quick Strategies to Address Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will describe two easy to implement strategies to prevent challenging behavior in your classroom: visual supports and group contingencies. Each strategy will be briefly described and examples of the strategies will be shared with attendees. Attendees will also leave with planning materials and data sheets to monitor student progress in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas



Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 809

10:00am

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide foundational education about restorative practices and provide concrete examples of their effectiveness in other educational systems.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante, PhD, is a practitioner of restorative justice strategies with a focus and background of working with youth and adults.Before focusing on this major strategy in retirement, John worked in several large corporations as a facilitator, manager, programmer, analyst... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 709

10:00am

Safety for Home Visitors
Limited Capacity seats available

As home visitors, we are exposed to a variety of situations that require us to think on our feet, consider multiple perspectives, and above all ensure that we and the families we visit are safe. Lawrence Police Department Community Resource Officers will discuss safety considerations for staff in home visitation roles.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Green

Suzy Green

Early Childhood Coordinator


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SF Rm 405

10:00am

Curriculum work for Physical Education Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

 All PE teachers will be working on the Rigorous Curriculum Design Framework


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SF Rm 601

10:00am

Finding New Barrels: Using Student Culture to Activate, Expand, and Deepen Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve hit the “bottom of the barrel” or that your students have no background knowledge on a given topic, this session is for you. Leave with strategies to help spark learning and grow it throughout any given lesson.

Here is a link to the presentation folder that has materials and the presentation Finding New Barrels:  Using Student Culture to Activate, Expand, and Deepend Learning.  

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Van Dyk

Kasey Van Dyk

Facilitator ESL • District Wide


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 803

10:00am

New Resources for AP Classes
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the 2019-20 school year, AP is introducing a suite of new free
resources. These tools were designed and tested in collaboration with
AP educators to use throughout the year to help your students be more
successful. They include new Unit Guides with pacing guidelines,
Personal Progress Checks for online formative assessments and an AP
Question Bank to make unit exams. In this session you will learn about
the new resources and how to use them. Time will be set aside to set
up your AP Classroom so you are ready to sign up your kids on Day 1.


Speakers
avatar for Jordan Rose

Jordan Rose

Teacher/Coach High School, Lawrence Public Schools
2019-2020 is my 22th year working at Free State High School. Currently I teach Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Chemistry Fundamentals. Additionally I am Head Track & Field and Assistant Cross Country coach as well as serving on the Professional Development Council... Read More →
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oather strawderman

Science Department Chair / Physics Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
I have taught Physics at Lawrence Free State HS since 1997. In addition, I am a College Board Endorsed International Consultant for AP Physics.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 711

10:00am

School Psychologists: Starting the year our right!
Limited Capacity seats available

School Psychologists will spend time together building knowledge and skills to start the year off right.

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
SF Rm 301

10:00am

9th Grade English Pearson Training/My Perspectives Training *INVITE ONLY*
Limited Capacity seats available

Pearson 9th Grade myPerspectives representation will be here to lead any HS ELA teachers teaching 9th grade ELA in the digital and paper resource, how to set up a teacher account, student accounts, and how to make the most of this BRAND NEW resource!

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
SWMS Rm 209

10:00am

Vendor Fair
Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
SWMS North Gym

10:00am

TECH & POWERSCHOOL HELP
For on demand PowerSchool Support, come and go as you need

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
SWMS Library

10:00am

LMCMS Restorative Justice Training REQUIRED
Lunch will be at 12:15. A boxed lunch will be provided. 

Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Billy Mills Middle School 2734 Louisana Lawrence, KS 66046

10:00am

Power School Lab
Come & Go and you need

This will be Open Lab time to discuss/review Unified Classroom topics.
Content covered, but not limited to is:
 Navigation of Unified Classroom
 Set up and use the Dashboard, the Calendar area, and the Activity
Feed
 Modify grading and display preferences
 Add content to and publish your class pages
When you do all these things, your Unified Classroom will be ready for
you and your students to use when the school year begins.



Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
SWMS 8th Grade POD

10:00am

Power School Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and Go and you need

This will be Open Lab time to discuss/review Unified Classroom topics.
Content covered, but not limited to is:
 Navigation of Unified Classroom
 Set up and use the Dashboard, the Calendar area, and the Activity
Feed
 Modify grading and display preferences
 Add content to and publish your class pages
When you do all these things, your Unified Classroom will be ready for
you and your students to use when the school year begins.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 813

10:00am

Power School Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and Go as you need

This will be Open Lab time to discuss/review Unified Classroom topics.
Content covered, but not limited to is:
 Navigation of Unified Classroom
 Set up and use the Dashboard, the Calendar area, and the Activity
Feed
 Modify grading and display preferences
 Add content to and publish your class pages
When you do all these things, your Unified Classroom will be ready for
you and your students to use when the school year begins.


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 812

10:30am

Investing Now for Retirement Down the Road
Limited Capacity filling up

Would you like more information on options for saving and investing money now so you'll be prepared for retirement? This session, presented by Ameritime, our retirement education specialists, will encompass investing funds now using a 403(b) in addition to other investment options. Come learn how what you can do now to ensure you are prepared for retirement when the time comes.

Monday August 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
SWMS Rm 707

10:30am

High School Health
Limited Capacity seats available

All Health educators will be working on the Rigorous Curriculum Design Framework


Monday August 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
SF Rm 302

10:30am

Zoom Video Conferencing: Tools of the Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are utilizing Zoom for student, parent or colleague video conferencing, there are several tips and tricks to find success beyond just sharing your webcam and mic. We will walk through steps to allow collaboration amongst student group sessions, how to setup an invitation through GMAIL and Google calendar, record and share a session, share your screen and utilize annotation tools, set up a waiting room and require registration to enter, and analyze attendance.

Speakers
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Lauren Elkin

Teacher Secondary, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
SWMS Rm 204

10:45am

Building Classroom to Community Connections
Limited Capacity seats available

Want students to generalize curriculum into community practice?  Need help formulating how to build community connections into your classroom?  In this class, we will take a look at identifying what community partners are appropriate for your class, how to establish connections with these partners, and why it is necessary to take the classroom to the community.  Come prepared to brainstorm and formulate a plan to establish partnerships this upcoming school year! 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Dipman

Patrick Dipman

Work Experience Coordinator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
SF Rm 502

11:00am

State Library of Kansas Online Resources: High School
Limited Capacity seats available

Jessi Harris, Information Resources Librarian with the Northeast Kansas Library System, will present the State Library of Kansas Online Resources. These resources include databases, training webinars, promotional materials and supplemental lesson plans.This session will focus on the resources provided for High School students and educators.

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
SF Rm 609

11:00am

High Frequency/Sight Words 1st Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Saltz

Samantha Saltz

1st Grade Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Tara Pearson

Tara Pearson

Teacher Title I Reading, Lawrence Public Schools
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Kris Hase

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
SF Library

11:00am

Google Sites
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Google sites allows teachers and students to quickly and easily create engaging websites.  This session wil demonstrate how to make a site in Google Sites and how you can supplement your Google Classroom with Google sites.  

Speakers
avatar for Joe Smysor

Joe Smysor

Technology Integration Support Specialist, Lawrence Public Schools
Have a question about anything technology? I'm here to help however I can.


Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
SWMS Library Classrom #2

11:00am

The Kemble She Shed of Google Tools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Moving your classroom from a static to a dynamic learning environment requires the right tools.This session is more than a tool box, it is an entire "she shed" of Google tools and links to find the right resource when you need it.  We will discover the amazing world of Google tools  such as search tools, creation tools, educational games and digital citizenship

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Kemble

Jerri Kemble

Asst Supr Lead Lrning & Tech • Educational Support and Distribution Center


Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom 1

11:00am

Growth Mindset
Limited Capacity filling up

After studying the behavior of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. In this session you will learn how to cultivate a positive culture of student driven learning through the use of Dr. Dweck's growth mindset principles.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Hase

Kris Hase

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
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Crystalyn Mumaw

Instructional Learning Coach, USD 497
New York & Pinckney Elementary


Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SWMS Rm 205

11:00am

Classroom Management: Establishing and Maintaining Classroom Climate and Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will empower educators to establish strong and consistent classroom routines by setting clear expectations and collaborating with students to create classroom norms.


*Focus on:
  • -Setting the Tone
  • -Freedom within Form
  • -Boundaries and Accountability

Speakers
avatar for Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Public Schools
I love working with social studies curriculum. In 2017 I had the opportunity to study 'The Kennedy Presidency' at Boston University with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and 'The Long Road From Brown v. Board of Education' with the National Endowment for the Humanities... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SWMS Cafeteria

11:30am

Investing Now for Retirement Down the Road
Limited Capacity filling up

Would you like more information on options for saving and investing money now so you'll be prepared for retirement? This session, presented by Ameritime, our retirement education specialists, will encompass investing funds now using a 403(b) in addition to other investment options. Come learn how what you can do now to ensure you are prepared for retirement when the time comes.

Monday August 12, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
SWMS 7th grade pod

11:30am

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
SF Rm 300

11:30am

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
SWMS Rm 712

11:30am

Pear Deck + Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
Limited Capacity filling up

  • What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring Google Slides lessons to life using formative assessments, allowing you to see (in real time) how each student is doing. In this hands-on session, we'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You'll walk away with a Pear Deck expert with a lesson to use during the first day of school!

Speakers
NP

Nick Park

Peardeck


Monday August 12, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
SWMS Rm 612

12:00pm

Classroom App (for teachers whose students have MacBooks)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn about Classrooms to help guide learning, share work, and manage student devices.  You can launch an app, a website, or a textbook page on any MacBook in the class, share documents with students, or display student work on a monitor using Apple TV. You can see which apps students are working in, mute student devices, and lock student devices to a specific app or web page. When class ends, you can see a summary of your students` activities.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Bloom

Jeremy Bloom

Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom #2

12:00pm

What`s this GO?
Limited Capacity filling up

Go (aka ClassLink) solves the problem of too many passwords and too many files scattered about.  It`s a one click single sign-on solution that gives teachers and students access to everything they need to learn, anywhere, with just one password and it`s accessible from any device! Easily share files between cloud storage accounts such as Google Drive, One Drive, and Dropbox, and even remotely access files on the school network.  

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom #1

12:30pm

Upstairs and Downstairs: The ADHD brain and how to help students with ADHD make the connection between emotions and rational thinking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The ADHD brain is constantly stimulation seeking and in the classroom (and on the playground) this can cause behavior that is not ideal.  We will explore the reasons behind why an ADHD brain acts the way it does and look for modifications and accommodations that can enhance learning and reduce undesirable behavior.  We will also discuss the different symptoms of ADHD and how they can present differently in girls vs. boys.



Speakers
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Huebner

Teacher Title I, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
SWMS 6th grade pod

12:30pm

School Psychs:Dysgraphia
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SF Rm 303

12:30pm

What the public needs to know about Human Trafficking
Limited Capacity filling up

Human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal industries in the world. It is based on recruiting, harboring and transporting people for the purpose of exploitation. Both sex trafficking and labor trafficking occur in Kansas with adults and children as victims.

Speakers
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Megan Luttrell

Willow Domestic Violence


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SWMS Rm 604

12:30pm

Culturally Responsive Teaching Lesson Design
Limited Capacity filling up

What are the building blocks of designing culturally relevant lessons? How do I make content more authentically relevant? Join us as we share our experiences and design thinking from attending the Zaretta Hammond Conference. Please bring a current lesson plan.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Saltz

Zach Saltz

Teacher Secondary, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Ameshia Tubbs

Ameshia Tubbs

Integrated Resource Room Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
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shakiyya bland

Instructional Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
Shakiyya is a secondary learning coach who strives to design curriculum with students to achieve educational equity. She is currently conducting research on secondary educators’ use of guided inquiry to increase student engagement in mathematics. She seeks to learn about social... Read More →
avatar for Abby Hoffman

Abby Hoffman

Teacher Secondary, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 605

12:30pm

Get Up, Stand Up!!
Limited Capacity seats available

You won’t learn to swim if you do not jump in the pool!! Come practice utilizing the Courageous Conversation About Race protocol. Wherever you are in your journey, come join the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for cara smith

cara smith

ELA Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
Come and talk to me. I really wanna meet you!
avatar for Annette Kenoly

Annette Kenoly

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 607

12:30pm

Practicing Mindfulness, Self-care, and Reflection Grounded in Social Emotional Character Development Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

This session offers a space for  educators to explore the Kansas Social Emotional Character Development Standards, practice mindfulness and self-care while reflecting upon a personal learning experiences. We will discuss and share those experiences in an honored space and walk through creating a visual representation of your personal story utilizing technology. Educators will have time to plan how to implement these practices in your classroom. Click HERE for the learning resource. Attendees will have an opportunty to follow up in October, January, and March.

Speakers
avatar for Mena Hill

Mena Hill

Instructional Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 704

12:30pm

Errorless Learning Procedures
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will teach attendees how to implement an errorless learning procedure: constant time delay. The presenter will explain the steps of the procedure and model an instructional session for attendees. Attendees will also be able to practice the procedure, with feedback from peers and the speaker, and plan instructional materials for use in their classrooms. Data collection forms and sample videos and materials to take back to schools will also be provided. Errorless learning procedures work for all students across all ages and can be implemented by all special education staff and related services personnel.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas



Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 809

12:30pm

Using Seesaw to Collaborate Globally
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Nicole Corn shares how she connects her class with a class in Shanghai, China and Nairobi, Kenya using the Seesaw App. Nicole’s students share pictures and videos of what they are learning with students from across the globe. Learn how to get your class connected to a class from another country!



Speakers
avatar for Nicole Corn

Nicole Corn

Teacher Kindergarten, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 302

12:30pm

ABCs of Behavior and Cognitive Triangle session. INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will entail the
discussion of behavioral and cognitive ways of approaching problematic
behaviors. Specifically, antecedents and consequences of behavior, as well as
patterns of thinking and problem-solving skills will be reviewed.


Speakers
DP

Dr. Paula Fite

KU Child & Family Clinic


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 804

12:30pm

Building a Classroom Community for All
Limited Capacity filling up

Our students lives are complicated and diverse, no two are alike. Creating a space where all students are welcome, safe, and celebrated is at the core of this session. We will explore strategies to establish positive relationships and build a community of learners. Morning meeting, classroom book-a-day, student goal-setting, and lessons rooted in identity will be discussed. 

Speakers
avatar for Ann Lounsbury

Ann Lounsbury

Title 1 Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

4th grade Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
Passionate public educator, 4th grade teacher, mommy, wife, avid reader, lover of coffee, facilitator of "White Privilege; Let's Talk" curriculum.


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 807

12:30pm

Microaggressions Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Within the first few weeks of school during the 2018-19 academic year, majority of the calls from parents involved the reporting of a microaggression students experienced in our school settings. This workshop will provide examples across four categories that are most commonly reported and observed in school settings, while providing an opportunity for participants to explore options to interrupt micro/macroaggressions with students and adults as they occur. This session is ideal for those who have not yet attended the required workshop at your school site or those who want to review and enhance their awareness and skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Danica Moore

Danica Moore

Equity Facilitator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 505

12:30pm

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide foundational education about restorative practices and provide concrete examples of their effectiveness in other educational systems.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante, PhD, is a practitioner of restorative justice strategies with a focus and background of working with youth and adults.Before focusing on this major strategy in retirement, John worked in several large corporations as a facilitator, manager, programmer, analyst... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 709

12:30pm

Services for Children Birth to 5 years
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an overview of the services available through Lawrence Public Schools for children from the time they are born until they are kindergarten eligible. Descriptions of the different school district departments, how children and families can enroll, and what qualifications are needed for each program will be shared. This will also include transition procedures between programs and what services may look like with a sharp focus on providing services with the Least Restrictive Environment for each individual child. This session is for PAT, Tiny K, and Early Childhood staff.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Carter

Morgan Carter

Psychologist, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Suzy Green

Suzy Green

Early Childhood Coordinator


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 304

12:30pm

Documentary: Paper Tigers
Join us in the Auditorium for a viewing of the documentary Paper Tigers, followed by a group discussion. 
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of a high school that has radically changed it's approach to disciplining its students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affects families.




Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Auditorium

12:30pm

Entrepreneurship 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Launch Lawrence, a non-profit started by community business leaders and founders of local tech & biotech startups, wants to develop a culture and aptitude for entrepreneurship in Douglas County. This course will provide a mix of independent study, business plan development, mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs, and a pitch competition with prizes for the top 3 business concepts. Launch Lawrence will also help prepare students for state and regional entrepreneurship challenges where they could win funds to further develop their ideas. The course will cover basic business concepts, such as product/market fit, branding, marketing, sales, operations and finance.

Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 804

12:30pm

Finding New Barrels: Using Student Culture to Activate, Expand, and Deepen Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve hit the “bottom of the barrel” or that your students have no background knowledge on a given topic, this session is for you. Leave with strategies to help spark learning and grow it throughout any given lesson.


Here is a link to the presentation folder that has materials and the presentation Finding New Barrels:  Using Student Culture to Activate, Expand, and Deepend Learning

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Van Dyk

Kasey Van Dyk

Facilitator ESL • District Wide


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 803

12:30pm

High Impact Instruction in the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

During this collaborative session teachers will explore a variety of high impact instructional strategies to maximize student engagement in the social studies classroom. We will take a look at approaching historical content from factual, social, personal, and reconciliatory truths to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of people, places, stories, time periods, and events. Although there is a heavy emphasis on historical content and curriculum, take-away strategies to implement cooperative learning structures, provide students with lesson and assessment choices, and protocol for delivering student feedback are applicable to all content areas. 

Time will be divided among the following topics:
Cooperative Learning  Strategies to maximize engagement and participation, develop classroom seating arrangements with quick transitions to precision partnering, organize students into groups, and establish norms with students. 
Primary Sources Links to grade-level resources will be shared that will increase historical analysis and understanding. There will be a focus on using primary sources, biographies, and historical narratives to examine multiple perspectives, strategies for "teaching hard history", and identifying various ways to teach hard history without sensationalism. 
Assessments & Student Choice Ideas and tips to engage students through a variety of learning and assessment choices and how to manage.
Feedback: Discussion and resources for providing constructive and specific feedback with care, as well as how to ask for and use student feedback to guide instruction, build relationships,  and create learner-friendly environments. 

Resources used during the presentation include material from: 
Teaching Tolerance
School Reform Initiative 
The George Washington Teacher Institute
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History
Jim Knight

Kagan Cooperative Learning


 

 
 


Speakers
avatar for Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Public Schools
I love working with social studies curriculum. In 2017 I had the opportunity to study 'The Kennedy Presidency' at Boston University with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and 'The Long Road From Brown v. Board of Education' with the National Endowment for the Humanities... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 504

12:30pm

Middle School Individual Plans of Study
Limited Capacity seats available

FACS and MS Counselors will be aligning expectations and The foundational elements of the individual plan of study are the career interests identified by the student through an authentic career interest survey or assessment. A roadmap based on the student’s interests and talents can then be developed.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Frost

Amanda Frost

Teacher Middle School, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Director of Innovative Learning, Lawrence Public Schools
Dedicated to design and implementation of engaging and empowering learning opportunities, Patrick Kelly is the Director of Innovative Learning for the Lawrence Public Schools. His vision and leadership lead to the creation of the Lawrence College & Career Center, an innovative learning... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 702

12:30pm

Invite Only- First Author Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for staff who have already attended the full day First Author training.  During this time you will get prepared to get First Author set up for the school year. Bring your First Author kit with your for hands on activities. 

Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SF Rm 401

12:30pm

Invite Only - New Hire Specialized Classroom Teachers for students ASD & ED
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for newly hired specialized classroom staff for students on the Autism Spectrum and students with Emotional Disturbances. During this time, you will become familiar with the LPS Evidence Based Quality Indicators for programs for students with ASD & ED. These indicators will help you develop your program using evidenced based practices.  

Speakers
JV

Jenna Viscomi

Facilitator Sped, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SF Rm 301

12:30pm

Invite Only- OT and PT school based issues
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be for OT and PT staff only to learn about and plan for issues that related
specifically to being a school based therapist. The group will do PD on a topic and then work
together to create a district plan of how to meet needs related to that topic.


Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 711

12:30pm

Invite Only: Communication Complexity Scale
Limited Capacity seats available

Nancy Brady from KU will share with SLPs, MT, and vision staff, the Communication Complexity Scale and how to use it with the minimally verbal students.  Participants will learn about the scale, watch example videos, and have experience coding a communication interaction using the scale. 

Speakers
NB

Nancy Brady

University of Kansas


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 802

1:00pm

Going to Google-Google Meet, Google Keep and Google Calendar
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will explore Google Keep (note-taking, reminders, and tasks), Google Meet (chat and video conferencing), and Google Calendar. Teachers will see how to use these apps and how they can be used in the classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Smysor

Joe Smysor

Technology Integration Support Specialist, Lawrence Public Schools
Have a question about anything technology? I'm here to help however I can.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom #1

1:00pm

K-12 PE
Limited Capacity seats available

The K-12 P.E. team will be working on curriculum and the scope & sequence. 

Speakers
avatar for Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Assistant Director of Fine Arts, Health PE, & Wellness • Educational Support and Distribution Center, Lawrence USD 497
I am an educator utilizing the outdoors to teach health, nutrition, and fitness to youth. Nature based education.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SF Rm 404

1:00pm

Ride the Wakelet!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Surf’s up! Ride the Wakelet wave! Work smarter, not harder, by curating, communicating, creating, and collaborating with Wakelet. From social media archives to digital stories, collaborative research to portfolios, class discussions to newsletters Wakelet has you covered. Learn ways that you and your students can save time and share information. This new tool received the People's Choice Award for a new technology platform.

Speakers
avatar for Jerri Kemble

Jerri Kemble

Asst Supr Lead Lrning & Tech • Educational Support and Distribution Center
avatar for Jayci Roberson

Jayci Roberson

Principal, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Monte Westfall

Monte Westfall

Director Virtual Education • Lawrence Virtual School Staff


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Classroom 2

1:00pm

Vaping 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Approximately one in three Kansas high school students have tried e-cigarette or electronic vaping products, and about one in 10 reported using e-    cigarettes within the past 30 days. Two Health professionals will share facts, local statistics, and ways to help.

Speakers
SH

Sarah Hartsig

Lawrence Douglas County Health Department


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SWMS Rm 810

1:00pm

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SF Rm 411

1:00pm

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SF Rm 300

1:00pm

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SWMS Rm 205

1:00pm

1:00pm

Using G Suite Tools to Enhance Student Assignments and Collaboration
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Take a closer look at using Google tools to create dynamic collaboration for your students. We will look at tools for using Google Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides for classroom assignments in general and to set up collaboration opportunities for students in your classroom. Working through the levels of the SAMR model to start with substitution and advance through redefinition. We will introduce teachers to the world of Hyperdocs.

Speakers
LE

Lauren Elkin

Teacher Secondary, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SWMS Rm 710

1:00pm

Yearbook
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
BT

Barbara Tholen

Teacher Secondary, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Pat Salvatore

Pat Salvatore

Teacher Middle School, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
SF Rm 501

1:00pm

6th Grade ELA Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

ELA 6th grade curriculum explanation, resources, and scope and sequence. This session is required for 6th grade teachers who had READ180 training on August 9th

Monday August 12, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 609

1:30pm

Pear Deck + Google Slides: The Perfect Pear
Limited Capacity filling up

  • What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring Google Slides lessons to life using formative assessments, allowing you to see (in real time) how each student is doing. In this hands-on session, we'll experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. You'll walk away with a Pear Deck expert with a lesson to use during the first day of school!

Monday August 12, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
SWMS Rm 612

1:30pm

10th Grade ELA Springboard Resources
Examining Springboard textbook 

Monday August 12, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 707

2:00pm

Can`t get Google Extensions on Safari? Learn about Safari`s tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will share Safari tools that provide the same experience as extensions-ReaderView, Pop-up Blocker, Short Cuts (app), Keynote (now with green screen) and others.  Have a special extension you are looking for?  Ask and Nolan may have a solution.

Speakers
NO

Nolan O`Toole

Apple Systems Engineer, Apple


Monday August 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom #1

2:00pm

Going to Google-Google Meet, Google Keep and Google Calendar
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will explore Google Keep (note-taking, reminders, and tasks), Google Meet (chat and video conferencing), and Google Calendar. Teachers will see how to use these apps and how they can be used in the classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Smysor

Joe Smysor

Technology Integration Support Specialist, Lawrence Public Schools
Have a question about anything technology? I'm here to help however I can.


Monday August 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom #2

2:10pm

Anxiety Session INVITE ONLY
Limited Capacity seats available

This focuses on anxiety symptoms often experienced in
adolescence and basic cognitive and behavioral approaches to addressing these
symptoms.


Speakers
DP

Dr. Paula Fite

KU Child & Family Clinic


Monday August 12, 2019 2:10pm - 3:45pm
SWMS Rm 804

2:15pm

Classroom Management: Establishing and Maintaining Classroom Climate and Culture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will empower educators to establish strong and consistent classroom routines by setting clear expectations and collaborating with students to create classroom norms.


*Focus on:
  • -Setting the Tone
  • -Freedom within Form
  • -Boundaries and Accountability

Speakers
avatar for Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Public Schools
I love working with social studies curriculum. In 2017 I had the opportunity to study 'The Kennedy Presidency' at Boston University with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and 'The Long Road From Brown v. Board of Education' with the National Endowment for the Humanities... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
SWMS Rm 604

2:30pm

High Frequency Sight Words 2nd Grade
Limited Capacity seats available

Required session. This session will introduce the district list of Sight Words for your grade level, including a transitional list option for this year which builds upon the current Reading Street list, and a research based list we'll be moving towards come the 2020-20201 school year. We'll discuss the why behind these changes, resources that will support our classrooms, and assessment and grading information regarding these changes made. We appreciate your time and will follow up with another session this year digging deeper into the list for 20-21 and beyond so teachers are fully supported in this transition.  

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Saltz

Samantha Saltz

1st Grade Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Tara Pearson

Tara Pearson

Teacher Title I Reading, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SF Library

2:30pm

Technology resources for students who struggle with reading and writing related to content
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

If you work or teach in the classroom, you have students who struggle with accessing the content of the class.  Come and learn about technology resources that are available for all students. Staff will learn about techology resources that are available for all students.  Staff will learn how to determine if digital text is useful to a student, how to access district programs for digital reading and writing.  Product focus will be on the Don Johnston tools of uPar, Snap & Read, CoWriter, Quizbot, and WordWall.  This session will be useful for educators grades 3 and up, General Educations Staff, Para Professionals, ELL Staff, Special Education Staff, Administrators, and anyone who works with students in the classroom.

Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 811

2:30pm

Farm 2 School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Scientific research suggests that getting up close and personal with dirt can improve children’s mental and physical health. Gardening can help kids burn off extra energy and control their impulses, develop strong immune systems, and willingly consume more fruits and vegetables. What’s not to like

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Lazarus

Jennie Lazarus

Farm 2 School Coordinator, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SWMS Rm 606

2:30pm

Best Year Ever!
Participants will be engaged and inspired as we analyze several research based traits, authentic insights, and practical actions that make one's year the best ever from a professional and personal standpoint. What was the best year you ever had?  Think about it. When we reminisce about our best year, certain memorable moments will most likely come to mind that caused that particular year to stand out from the rest. I have read, researched, observed, visited, talked directly to, and interacted with thousands of individuals from a wide array of professions! This powerful presentation, "Best Year Ever" captures the common denominators from those findings.
Note: Participants need a notebook and something to write with. I will use a PowerPoint to guide our presentation.

Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Auditorium

2:30pm

Get Up, Stand Up!!
Limited Capacity seats available

You won’t learn to swim if you do not jump in the pool!! Come practice utilizing the Courageous Conversation About Race protocol. Wherever you are in your journey, come join the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for cara smith

cara smith

ELA Teacher, Lawrence Public Schools
Come and talk to me. I really wanna meet you!
avatar for Annette Kenoly

Annette Kenoly

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 607

2:30pm

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SF Rm 300

2:30pm

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 205

2:30pm

Self-directed Collaboration and Planning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Use this time and space to collaborate and plan with grade level and/or content colleagues on LPS relevant curricular and instructional topics.
Please limit yourself to one self-directed collaboration and planning session.


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SF Rm 303

2:30pm

Special Education Transitions from Early Childhood to Kindergarten
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session is for all early childhood special education staff, and kindergarten special education and general education staff. This session will provide an opportunity for kindergarten special education service providers to sit down with the early childhood staff to discuss individual students who will be starting kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year. Please bring a computer to access IEPs on Powerschool. This time will be a follow up to the transition meetings that occurred in the spring with a chance to meet with individuals or the team to prepare for incoming kindergarten students with special needs.  Kindergarten classroom teachers are welcome to attend to learn about their new students.  

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Carter

Morgan Carter

Psychologist, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SF Rm 601

2:30pm

The Cost of Caring
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With teachers being trained on trauma informed care and having an increasing number of students in our classrooms with trauma, what are the implications for teachers? Caring for students with trauma is having an impact on teachers’ mental health. Let’s take a look at teacher self-care and ways to cope with dealing with trauma in our classrooms.



Speakers
avatar for Nicole Corn

Nicole Corn

Teacher Kindergarten, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 610

2:30pm

(Re)Teaching & Personalized Learning in Math Using QR Code Videos. K-5
Limited Capacity filling up

BRING YOUR MACBOOK
How many times have you wished you could clone yourself at school? Come to this session and learn how to personalize learning for your students so you can be in multiple places at once. You will learn how to make teaching videos based on success criteria and turn them into QR Codes so students can independently use them to review a lesson they missed, check their personal work if needed, or move forward to another lesson. We will guide you through how to use the Explain Everything App, create a Youtube channel, and create QR Codes. You will have time to work in grade level teams and will have access to directions for future reference. There is a possibility of a followup session on October 17. Let's collaborate. BRING YOUR iPAD AND MACBOOK.




Speakers
LJ

Laura Johnson

Teacher Elementary, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Kris Hase

Kris Hase

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 803

2:30pm

Building Healthy Relationships with Students: Mandt Foundational Skills (non-certification)
Limited Capacity filling up

 This session teaches building rapport with students, healthy communication skills, and conflict resolution that can be applied to your classroom practice immediately. These topics constitute the relational skills from the Mandt System; this is a non-certification learning option for ALL staff regardless of position. The information in this session is all conceptual and  does not involve the use of any physical skills. ***This session is not designed for those who are or will be certified in the full Mandt System due to their specific job requirement.** 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Kingman

Jason Kingman

Special Education Facilitator


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 209

2:30pm

How Do I Respond When My Students are Upset?
Limited Capacity filling up

This session talks about de-escalation strategies, replacement behaviors and the crisis cycle. If you are a teacher that interacts with students who are dysregulated, the strategies in this session may help you. We will talk about what mindset we need to have as staff when working with students who struggle with problem behaviors. We will also talk about how to replace those problem behaviors with appropriate behaviors.

Speakers
MJ

Mallory Johnson

Learning Coach Sped, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Janna Skinner

Janna Skinner

Autism and Behavior Consultant, Lawrence Public Schools



Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Cafeteria

2:30pm

Maximizing Transitions to Prevent Problematic Behavior
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will describe methods to reduce transition time and embedded instruction into daily classroom transitions. Attendees will be taught three transition strategies that can be applied to transitions in any classroom or content area. Photographs of tools used to implement the transitions, as well as ways to teach transitions initially at the beginning of the school year will be provided. Attendees will leave the session with practical strategies to improve transitions in their classrooms to reduce the likelihood of problematic behaviors.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Zimmerman

Katie Zimmerman

Assistant Professor, University of Kansas



Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 809

2:30pm

Restorative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

To provide foundational education about restorative practices and provide concrete examples of their effectiveness in other educational systems.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante

Dr. John M. Errante, PhD, is a practitioner of restorative justice strategies with a focus and background of working with youth and adults.Before focusing on this major strategy in retirement, John worked in several large corporations as a facilitator, manager, programmer, analyst... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 709

2:30pm

PBL Design: Creating PBL Units Grounded in Social Studies Standards
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session educators will walk through resources to jumpstart the PBL Design process and have at least a 30 minute work block. Educators will walk away with a plan for implementation and beginning structures of an original PBL for your school year. Click HERE for the learning resource.  Attendees will have an option to follow up in October, January, and March to support/facilitate your implementation throughout the year. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Speakers
avatar for Mena Hill

Mena Hill

Instructional Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497
avatar for Diana Bailey

Diana Bailey

Teacher Elementary, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Rm 704

3:00pm

Going to Gmail
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Has the recent migration from Outlook to Gmail left you confused? Check out this session to learn everything you need to know about Gmail. We look at comprosing emails, organizing your inbox, and advanced features and settings.  

Speakers
avatar for Joe Smysor

Joe Smysor

Technology Integration Support Specialist, Lawrence Public Schools
Have a question about anything technology? I'm here to help however I can.


Monday August 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom 1

3:00pm

What`s this GO?
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Monday August 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SWMS Library Classroom #2

3:15pm

Relaxation Meditation
Come to this session if you want to treat yourself to an experience of a guided meditation/relaxation session. "Mindfulness" is a big trend right now, but let's experience it's origins and allow ourselves to receive its benefits before the school year gets rolling! I will also provide ideas for how to incorporate breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques with your students. (k-12 variations) Lead by a classroom teacher who's an experienced mind/body instructor.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Lovett

Amanda Lovett

4th grade teacher, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm
SWMS Main Gym