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Monday, August 12
 

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Disciplinary Literacy
This session focuses on implementing researched based reading practices across all content areas and grade levels to promote a schoolwide approach to disciplary literacy.  this session is targeted for educators who want to increase the level of academic rigor through literacy in their classrooms. 

Monday August 12, 2019 TBA

TBA

Student Panel: LMH Internship Experience
Hear from students and staff who participated in the LMH summer intership program.

Monday August 12, 2019 TBA

10:00am

Vaping 101
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
JR

Jordan Robert

KS Dept of Health & Environment



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

10:00am

Get Up, Stand Up!!
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

Learning Coach, 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

10:00am

How to Work with your Learning Coach
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
avatar for Shelly McBeth

Shelly McBeth

Learning Coach-SWMS, Lawrence Public Schools


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

10:00am

Practicing Mindfulness, Self-care, and Reflection Grounded in Social Emotional Character Development Standards


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

10:00am

Bar Models in Mathematics
Speakers
avatar for Kris Hase

Kris Hase

Learning Coach, Lawrence Public Schools


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

10:00am

Getting the most out of assessments “Show what you know” intermediate students
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 →


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

10:00am

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

8th Maths, Lawrence Public Schools


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

10:00am

Quick Strategies to Address Challenging Behavior
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

10:00am

Restorative Practices
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

10:00am

Curriculum work for Physical Education Teachers
 All PE teachers will be working on the Rigorous Curriculum Design Framework


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

10:00am

Finding New Barrels: Using Student Culture to Activate, Expand, and Deepen Learning
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.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Van Dyk

Kasey Van Dyk

Facilitator ESL • District Wide


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

10:00am

New Resources for AP Classes
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
2017-2018 is my 20th 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 →
avatar for Oather Strawderman

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

10:00am

10:00am

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

11:00am

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


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

11:00am

Vaping 101
Speakers
SH

Sarah Hartsig

Lawrence Douglas County Health Department
JR

Jordan Robert

KS Dept of Health & Environment


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

12:30pm

Upstairs and Downstairs: The ADHD brain and how to help students with ADHD make the connection between emotions and rational thinking
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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Catherine Huebner

Teacher Title I, Lawrence Public Schools


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm

12:30pm

What the public needs to know about Human Trafficking
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
ML

Megan Luttrell

Willow Domestic Violence


Monday August 12, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

12:30pm

Culturally Responsive Teaching Lesson Design
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
avatar for Shakiyya Bland

Shakiyya Bland

Learning Coach-LHS, 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

12:30pm

Get Up, Stand Up!!
Speakers
avatar for Cara Smith

Cara Smith

Learning Coach, 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

12:30pm

Struggling Readers (K-5) Who are they? What do they need? How do we teach them?
Participants in this session will gain information regarding background knowledge and strategies needed to teach students who struggle in reading. All subtypes of struggling reader will be addressed in this session and the latest information regarding Dyslexia will also be shared.

Speakers

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

12:30pm

Errorless Learning Procedures
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

12:30pm

(Re)Teaching & Personalized Learning in Math Using QR Code Videos. K-5
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 12:30pm - 2:00pm

12:30pm

Using Seesaw to Collaborate Globally
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

12:30pm

Building a Classroom Community for All
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

Teacher Title I, Lawrence Public Schools
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Lawrence Public Schools


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

12:30pm

Classroom Community
Promoting a sense of community in the classroom requires time, a desire to create a positive learning environment, and a willingness to make meaningful connections with all students on a daily basis. Building an environment where students feel safe, loved, and respected by all is a key to student success. This session will introduce new strategies that have been successful in building a strong community.

Speakers

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

12:30pm

Restorative Practices
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

12:30pm

Entrepreneurship 101
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

12:30pm

Finding New Barrels: Using Student Culture to Activate, Expand, and Deepen Learning
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.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Van Dyk

Kasey Van Dyk

Facilitator ESL • District Wide


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

12:30pm

High Impact Instruction in the Social Studies Classroom

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 Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper

Learning Coach-LMCMS, Lawrence Public Schools
Hello, I am currently a learning coach at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School and have previously taught social studies at the middle school level. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at Washburn University in Topeka Kansas, majoring in history with a minor in political science... Read More →
avatar for October Davis

October Davis

Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher, USD 497
I grew up in Alaska and am fueled by my passions for education and history. My love of learning and desire to become a teacher may be traced back to the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter." In my free time, I enjoy reading about 20th century world history, traveling with my family... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Middle School Individual Plans of Study
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
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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

2:30pm

Farm 2 School
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

Outdoor & Farm 2 School Coordinator, Lawrence Public Schools


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

2:30pm

Get Up, Stand Up!!
Speakers
avatar for Cara Smith

Cara Smith

Learning Coach, 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

2:30pm

Struggling Readers (6-12) Who are they? What do they need? How do we teach them?
Participants in this session will gain information regarding background knowledge and strategies needed to teach students who struggle in reading. All subtypes of struggling reader will be addressed in this session and the latest information regarding Dyslexia will also be shared.  

Speakers

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

2:30pm

The Cost of Caring
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

2:30pm

Growth Mindset
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
CM

Crystalyn Mumaw

Instructional Learning Coach, USD 497
I am a proud alumni of the University of Kansas. Since graduating in 2012, I have been teaching in the Lawrence Public Schools. I taught 3rd grade for many years but have recently started a new professional journey as an Instructional Learning Coach at Pinckney and New York Elementary... Read More →


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

2:30pm

How Do I Respond When My Students are Upset?
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

2:30pm

Intersectional Equity Panel
Join us for a panel discussion to hear multiple perspectives across multiple identify intersections from members of our community.

Speakers
avatar for Danica Moore

Danica Moore

Equity Facilitator, Lawrence Public Schools


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

2:30pm

Maximizing Transitions to Prevent Problematic Behavior
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

2:30pm

2:30pm

PBL Design: Creating PBL Units Grounded in Social Studies Standards
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