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Monday, August 12
 

10:00am CDT

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 CDT
SF Rm 601

10:00am CDT

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 CDT
SWMS Rm 803

10:00am CDT

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 →
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 CDT
SWMS Rm 711

10:00am CDT

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 CDT
SF Rm 301

10:45am CDT

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 CDT
SF Rm 502

11:00am CDT

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 CDT
SWMS Cafeteria

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
SWMS Auditorium

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
SF Rm 804

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
SWMS Rm 803

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
SF Rm 504

12:30pm CDT

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
PK

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 CDT
SWMS Rm 702

1:00pm CDT

Yearbook
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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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 CDT
SF Rm 501

2:15pm CDT

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 CDT
SWMS Rm 604

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
SWMS Rm 704