Speed Learning Sessions

Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Interactive Reading and Writing Notebooks for Common Core

Erin Cobb, Jared Cobb
A walkthrough of interactive notebooks, including management, implementation, and actual student notebooks. Leave with a free template pack ready to implement tomorrow!

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Literacy Strategies for Gifted Middle Schoolers

Joanne Simpson
This session focuses on motivating gifted middle school students to increase their literacy skills through self-assessment.

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The Effects of Common Core Standards on Interdisciplinary Teaching

Michelle Schwartze, Douglas Hatch
Teachers were interviewed to see how Common Core has affected their use of interdisciplinary teaching. The research shows how Common Core is impacting middle school.

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Evidence-based Learning: What to Look for in the Mathematics Classroom

Cory Bennett
This discussion for educational leaders focuses on understanding key aspects of the CCSS Math Practices and how these practices might look within classrooms.

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Using Flipped Classroom Format to Differentiate for ELLs

Jennifer Robinson
This session will demonstrate one way an ESL teacher used the flipped classroom method within class time to differentiate for ELLs.

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Exploring Proportional Reasoning Through Literature

Jackie Vogel
This session will explore connections between literature and proportional reasoning.

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Tennessee Social Studies Standards: Wow

Kim Rominger, Kelly Dobson
This session is for teachers that would like to encourage creativity and higher order thinking skills while teaching the standards.

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Take a Chance at Learning Math

Patricia A. Lutz
Learn and experience activities using cards, dice, and dominoes to review basic skills in math and pre-algebra. Leave with handouts and ideas to use in your classroom!

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Interdisciplinary Core: Teaching Traditional Literacy Skills Using Real World Materials

Janice Reichert, Ellen Mary McNally
Interdisciplinary Core teaches students the skills needed to be critical thinkers and creative producers, and to thrive as young adults in the 21st century.

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Magic and History

Richard Kilburn, Julie Carter
See how to use a simple magic trick based on mathematics to introduce students to historical civilizations.

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Response Cards Unplugged

Sara Powell
Learn to engage students in guided practice with multiple choice items, making immediate feedback productive and fun. Come make your own response cards!

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Developmentally Responsive Middle School Educators: Application to Practice

Megan Smith, Michael Mann
Practical and evidence-based examples are presented for creating developmentally responsive classrooms that fully engage young adolescents.

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STEAM Academy; Preparing Students for their Progressing World

Elizabeth Sauer, Laurie Henry, Kate Topley, Shelby Cameron, Rachel Colyer, Margaret Rintamaa, 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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Role Playing that Engages Students

Leslie Ricklin
This session engages participants in an overview of role playing strategies. It demonstrates how role playing can introduce lessons in different subjects such as language arts, social studies, and science.

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Problem Solving in Math with the iPad

Diane Watson
Learn about an app designed to help students further their math skills in a fun and competitive way. The app is designed to help students succeed in problem solving.

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Making Math Problems Visible: Integrating Common Core Mathematics and Literacy Standards

Stacie Pettit, Laura Rychly
Visualization activities with math word problems with an option to practice with the Educreations app will be included.

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InteGREAT: Think Outside the Schedule with an Interdisciplinary Day

Miki Hamstra, Sherry Hamstra, Matt Tucker, Maya Shmoel
Learn how to plan and implement an integrated experience for students through a 1950s time-travel day that explores discrimination in the past as well as the present.

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Meaningful Connections in Math

Bridget Coleman, Gary J. Senn
Discuss ideas for incorporating children’s literature and manipulatives in math class in an effort to connect with students and make learning meaningful.

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Beyond Graphing: Link and Strengthen Grade Appropriate Math Standards through STEM

Jennifer Rankin
Come explore ways to use STEM to enhance the instruction of elementary mathematics concepts and tailor STEM lessons to incorporate grade-level mathematics standards and standards of practice.

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Reading across the Curriculum

Rory Martorana, Katelyn Doane
Participants will learn how to apply close reading strategies across the curriculum.