Speed Learning Sessions

Thursday, November 6, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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The Case for Twitter: Building Your PLN Tips and Tools

Rachel Sniff, Tiffany Carter
Learn tips and tools on Twitter related to hashtags, lists, chats, apps, and searches that will provide you with resources and connections to help you further your professional learning network!

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Preparing MG Teachers for Inclusion: Modeling in the University

Regina Rahimi, Toni Franklin
This presentation explores co-teaching within teacher preparation programs for impact on teacher candidates' preparedness to work within inclusion settings.

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The 'Me' in Team: Engaging Teacher Candidates in Team-Based Field Experiences

Whitney Wesley
This presentation reports on the outcomes of a school-university partnership that utilized full-year, team-based placements for middlelevel teacher candidates.

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Developing a Middle Level Professional Learning Network

Christopher Weiler
Develop your own Professional Learning Network (PLN) using social media. You'll leave the session with contacts, resources, and ideas to develop your own PLN.

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The 4 As to Resolving Conflict

Donna Scoggins
The four As outline research-based and easy to remember approaches to effectively resolve conflicts encountered with students, parents, colleagues, or administrators.

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What's Your Ideal Middle School

D. Michelle Williams
This session describes a project that utilizes high-impact practices to increase the understanding of and the ability to advocate for middle level best practice.

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Linguistics 101

Adriane Hardin-Davis
Let's talk language learning! Join us for an exciting session about common language learning myths and best practice strategies for teaching ESL/ELL students academic language in the classroom.

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Preparing the Next Round of Middle Level Teachers: University-School Partnerships

Karen Johnson, Sally Winterton
Middle level teacher candidates spend two semesters in one classroom as they complete their practicum and student teaching in our year-long partnerships.

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Alternative Professional Development Models

Jesse McLean
Professional development needs to start allowing for self-direction and exploration into areas educators have a keen interest in. Alternative models will be presented and their benefits discussed.

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Research to Practice: A Partnership between University Faculty and Middle School Teachers

Jessica Ivy, Dana Franz
We will share data and challenges from a multifaceted partnership, which includes continuous needs monitoring and response between university faculty and in-service teachers.

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Pardon the Interruption: Pre-service Teachers Negotiating Cultural/Professional Identities

Caryn Terwilliger
This session describes a model for pre-service teachers to become culturally competent educators through the examination and negotiation of their personal identities.

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Learning to Partner with Adolescent Learners

Kathleen Brinegar
Learn how to involve young adolescents in pre/in-service coursework and professional development to promote student-teacher collaboration and honor student voice.

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Co-teaching in a Clinical Model to Prepare Pre-service Teachers for Diverse Learners

Dusty Columbia Embury, Connie Hodge, Sharon Ball, Peggy Petrilli, Loni Payne Rotondi, Vincent Rotondi
Using traditional special/general education co-teaching in a clinical model to prepare middle grades teachers for diverse learners.

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Embedded Learning: The Future of Teacher Education

Elizabeth Sauer, Margaret Rintamaa, Kate Topley, Shelby Cameron, Rachel Colyer, Hollie Wallace
University of Kentucky student teachers will discuss the importance of the STEAM Academy to Lexington, KY, and argue that progressive learning is education's future.

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Middle Grades Licensure: The Perspectives of Superintendents and Principals

V. Carole Smith, Charlene Johnson-Carter
This session reports on the fluctuation of middle grades liscensure/certification and how these changes affect middle level teacher candidates, public schools, and university teacher education programs.

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Undergraduate Research Influences the Classroom Implementation of the Nature of Science

Anna Herdliska, Kayla Fann Staton, April Nelms
This session will show how undergraduate research will develop teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching newly released Next Generation Science Standards.

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Using Stories to Help Students Remember Key Concepts

Cherry Watts
Participants will examine stories and storytelling strategies for use in their own classrooms. They will then practice storytelling strategies.

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Bridging Theory to Practice: Clinical Rounds in Middle School Classrooms

Jodi Nichols, Susan Sebastian
Learn how the medical model has been applied to classroom observations.

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Valuing the Sacred in a Standards-based World

Martha McGlasson
Tired of compromising your values for the sake of standards? Come reconnect to your sacred ideals, and learn strategies for putting your heart back into education.

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A Model for Implementing the Pre-service Teacher and Host Teacher Co-teaching Relationship

Ashlea Rineer-Hershey, Richael Barger-Anderson, Robert Isherwood, Matthew Erickson
This session is based on a research model being implemented at one university to improve the preparation of pre-service teachers.

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Let's Make a Tool: Using Inquiry to Promote Group Interaction and Discovery in Social Studies

Jeffrey Byford, Duane Giannangelo, Nicole L. Thompson
Let's Make a Tool! This interactive and hands-on session is designed to promote critical inquiry skills and cooperative learning in the classroom.