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Friday, October 6
 

8:00am

Coffee, & Continental Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday October 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Commons

8:00am

Technical Assistance
Limited Capacity seats available

Volunteers
avatar for Ellen Jahn

Ellen Jahn

Information Technology, Regional Office of Education #30
Technology, Website, Google Apps,

Friday October 6, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
Commons

8:30am

Welcome, Pledge & Introductions
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Graff

Cheryl Graff

Regional Superintendent, ALXNDR/JCKSN/PULSK/PRRY/UNION ROE


Friday October 6, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
Gymnasium Carbondale High School, 1301 E Walnust St, Carbondale, IL, 62901

8:45am

Keynote- Get Fired Up! Aric Bostick
Limited Capacity seats available

FIRED UP EDUCATORS!!:

Being in the education field is a calling and not for the faint of heart!  You have to be all in, all day, every day!  But we sometimes get bogged down in the demands of achieving test scores, winning ball games, and the day-to-day challenges that students, teachers, counselors, administrators and parents face to just get along with each other.  The goal of any school should not be just academic success, but building relationships that go beyond the classroom and equal a lifetime of personal growth and cherished memories.  When educators and staff are truly engaged and love and respect their students, peers and the parents they serve, they can move mountains together and miracles occur.  It takes just one person to change a student’s life.   But what if we have a whole district of dedicated life changers where the culture and climate is one of enthusiasm, commitment and connection!  We can start a FIRE that can’t be burned out!  When we get back to what FUELS our FIRE and remember WHY we came into the education field in the first place and we INVENTORY our strengths, REFRAME our challenges, ENERGIZE our body, mind and spirit, DECLARE our mission for the year, UNDERSTAND how to connect with each other and PRESENT our best selves every day, then we will have a FIRED UP experience and fan the flame onto everyone in our path!  Now that’s FIRED UP for education!!

Attendees will learn:

  • How to get back on Purpose and Remember “WHY” you entered in the education field!
  • Life changing relationship building strategies to connect with all the students, teachers and parents you serve!  No matter what their background is!
  • Connection building decorating tips for your classes and hallways, First Day and Each Day of School - Ice Breakers and Daily Journal activities and Warm Up Activities that will FIRE UP even the toughest classes and schools!
  • Self-Care, Happiness and Health Tips that will keep your tank full so you have more to give and avoid burnout all year long!
  • WHAT A FIRED UP STAFF AND SCHOOL LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE!!!!

You Will Learn the 7 FIRED UP Steps:

FUEL - What Fuels Your Tank?  Getting back to WHY you chose to answer the call within and be in the education field in the first place!  What you do matters!!

INVENTORY - Take a Positive Look at the AWESOMENESS in your life and in Students, Peers and Parents you serve!

REFRAME - Shift Your Perspective and change your attitude about every task and challenge you face.  From Hallway Duty to Standardized tests = IT’S ALL GOOD!

ENERGIZE – Create an Energy Plan that will keep your FIRE burning and your personal life full of fun and time for you!

DECLARE - What’s Your Mission?  What will you accomplish?  How will you do it?  Go for it!  This is going to be your best school year ever!!

UNDERSTAND – How to connect with the most difficult students, peers and parents.  Audio, Visual and Kinesthetic techniques that create connection, engagement and trust!

PRESENT – Being in the moment and looking like you want to be there! Dress like a pro because you are one!

Attendees will learn how to implement these seven strategies to being FIRED UP for each school day and make an action plan to implement into their daily lives.

 Warning!!! There will be laughing, sharing and interacting with everyone in the audience. 

Get ready to be FIRED UP!!!


Speakers
avatar for Aric Bostick

Aric Bostick

Aric Bostick Success TrainingAric Bostick is one of the Nation’s Leading Motivational Speakers and Trainers Aric inspires audiences nationwide to achieve greater performance, engagement, and happiness. Aric passionately infuses humor, inspiration, and simple techniques to initiate... Read More →



Friday October 6, 2017 8:45am - 9:50am
Gymnasium Carbondale High School, 1301 E Walnust St, Carbondale, IL, 62901

10:00am

Balanced Assessment, Student Learning Objectives and Teacher Evaluation: How they work/fit together to improve instruction in the classroom.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This breakout session will explain how to utilize a balanced assessment approach in the classroom through the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as supported by the Teacher Evaluation System.  Presenters will address each area and answer frequently asked questions.  

Speakers
MD

Maria Deaton

5th/6th ELA, Lead Mentor, Unity Point School #140
KG

Kerry Glenn

5th/6th Math, Unity Point School
LJ

Lori James-Gross, PhD

Superintendent, Unity Point CCSD 140


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C103

10:00am

Supporting Students Using SAT Practice on Khan Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

You spoke and we listened - in July 2017, the College Board enhanced our Official SAT Practice platform to include coaching features for educators! This session will explore these new features, including how to create an SAT classroom, monitoring student growth, and some of the new resources that are available for educators and students.

Speakers
CH

Christopher Heintz

Associate Director, College Board


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C200

10:00am

The Daily 5 and How it Can Help Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A presentation about implementing the Daily 5 and the wonders it can do for your classroom. We'll discuss how to begin implementing and how to set up your classroom for the Daily 5.

Speakers
SC

Sharon Craig

Third Grade Teacher, Meridian Elementary School
avatar for Carol Jeanine Gilliland

Carol Jeanine Gilliland

3rd Grade Teacher, Meridian Community Unit School



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C211

10:00am

The Foundational Skills: Moving Students Towards Grade Level Reading
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will provide an overview of the K-5 Foundational Skills, identify what research says in order to analyze your current classroom materials and schedules as well as to identify solutions in order to help students become grade level readers.

Speakers
KR

Kathi Rhodus

ELA/Social Science Content Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C110

10:00am

Using ELA Illinois Learning Standards to Plan and Implement Literacy Stations in the K-3 classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are your lessons lacking student-centered activities? Learn how to gradually release responsibility to your students using Debbie Diller's Literacy Stations. Follow the Danielson Framework with Diller's I Do, We Do, You Do model.

Speakers
CE

Carla Ehlers

PrincipalGeneral John A. Logan Attendance Center Murphysboro CUSD #186
NG

Nikki Gahagan

Resource TeacherGeneral John A. Logan Attendance Center Murphysboro CUSD#186


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D112

10:00am

Making the Connection: From the Classroom to the Outside World
Limited Capacity seats available

SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center, a National Environmental Education Landmark, has been serving Southern Illinois school children and teachers for almost 70 years.  With a legacy as a leader in many outdoor fields, 3,100 forested acres, two camps, lake access, and access to adjoining and regional state and federal protected lands, the center is uniquely situated to provide quality experiential programs on the land and water for students and educators in many disciplines.  Join Environmental Education Program Coordinator Steve Gariepy to learn about current programs and events, coordinating to achieve Next Generation Science Standards, and how to bring your classes for programs, including grant funding options that include transportation funding.  

Speakers
SG

Steve Gariepy

Environmental Education Coordinator, SIU Touch of Nature


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C209

10:00am

Out of the Classroom and into Nature!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service professionals as we discuss how we can help your students to get out of the classroom and into nature for fun, hands on learning!  This will be a "free forum" area where teachers will have time to talk to the individual organizations that they are interested in working with.   

Speakers
DM

Dana Malave'-Miller

Park Ranger, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/ Crab Orchard NWR
MO

Molie Oliver

Natural Resources Coordinator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Cache River
JR

Jennifer Randolph-Bollinger

Natural Resources Coordinator, IDNR/Giant City State Park


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
B100 (Cafeteria)

10:00am

Art Education Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be an opportunity for area art teacher to network and share successes. Also, we will discuss how the Illinois Art Education Association can better serve this area.

Speakers
JS

Josh Shearer

Art TeacherAnna 37301 South Green St


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
A101

10:00am

Teach Your Ensembles from the Podium Like a Marching Band Director!
Limited Capacity seats available

Planning and preparation for the marching band often exceeds what we do for our concert ensembles be it bands, choirs or orchestras. This session will provide directors with a systematic and organized approach as to how to prepare for teaching rather than simply rehearsing a piece of music literature with the ensemble using instructional design and development.  


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C208

10:00am

Creating Rubrics Pre-K to 12
Limited Capacity seats available

Back from last year, this session will assist participamts with creating valid and reliable rubrics. There will be an opportunity to evaluate sample rubrics against the qualities highlighted in the session. 

Speakers
avatar for April Teske

April Teske

Assessment Coordinator/Instructor, Office of Teacher Education, SIUC


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C201

10:00am

CTE Roundtable- Invitation Only
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
B110

10:00am

Kindergarten Transition and Ready Freddy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Transitioning into Kindergarten is a big step for children and their families. When it is successful, a child is more likely to feel confident and secure, with greater chance for school success. To assist in promoting school readiness, CCR&R and the Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families has adopted the use of the Ready Freddy Kindergarten Readiness program. Come join us and learn how Unity Point's Ready Freddy KinderClubs helped us with this transition.

Speakers
PM

Patricia Moore

PreK TeacherUnity Point School4033 South Illinois Ave. Carbondale IL 62903
MP

Michelle Pritchard

Prek Coordinator, Unity Point School Dist 140


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
A100

10:00am

Connecting Math and Literacy Using Dynamic Learning Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Mathematics is literacy! There is a natural connection between mathematical thinking and language.  Using freely accessible learning technologies and specific examples, we showcase the literacy aspects and the narrative nature of mathematical exploration and problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Lingguo Bu

Lingguo Bu

Associate Professor of Math Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Math education, STEM + Art, K-12 integrated STEM curricular development ans assessment, mathematical modeling (dynamic modeling, mobile APPs, and 3D design and printing) in K-12 and teacher education.


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C212

10:00am

Effective Differentiation in Mathematics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore a variety of methods of differentiation that will meet the needs of the diverse learners in your K-8 classroom without compromising the depth or rigor intended by the Illinois Learning Standards for Mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Sheppard

Jeanine Sheppard

ISBE Math and Science Content Specialist, Center for Educational Initiatives at Illinois State University


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C112

10:00am

Justifying Your Answer in Math for grades 6-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Be prepared to answer the student question, "Do we have to justify?" There is value in multiple representations of a solution.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Winthrop

Jill Winthrop

6-8 math teacher, Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Southern Section
I teach 6-8 math at Elverado Junior High. I have taught 6-8 grade students for 31 of my 32 years of teaching. I serve on the ICTM Board as 5-8 director. My reason for runnning for the ICTM Board is to represent small school / Southern Illinois.


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D207

10:00am

Physical Education Round Table: PE Assessment Best Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Physical Educators from around southern Illinois as they provide their best assessments that they use in their classes and provide examples that you can take home to your classes today! This will be an interactive presentation where you can ask questions, get feedback and provide your own suggestions and ideas. Please bring any assessments that you have found useful in your classroom to share with your fellow Physical Educators!

Speakers
HK

Haley Karayiannis

Physical Education, Carbondale Middle School
JM

Jill Misner

Physical Education, Unity Point


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D210

10:00am

Promoting Student Athlete Safety and School and Communities Ties
Limited Capacity seats available

Decision is designed for coaches and leaders of extra-curricular activities. It will address the issue of student athlete safety as well as strategies for creating strong relations between student athletes, their schools, and communities. This session will be instructional, but will also include an open format for the exchange of ideas and best practices.

Speakers
BL

Bryan Lee

Social Studies, Carbondale Community High School


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D103

10:00am

Hot Topics for School Nurses 2017
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give school nurses the opportunity to discuss topics that are important to them in their schools in a round table open discussion.


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
B120

10:00am

Keeping Yourself Out of Court: Protecting Your Job in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

David Braun, an attorney from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., will discuss student records, who makes decisions for students, and how to avoid trouble on the internet. Topics will include the boundaries of employee rights on the internet and the rights of parents in decisions regarding their children.   

Speakers
DB

David Braun

Attorney, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Auditorium A102

10:00am

Letters of Recommendation - Make Them Count!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and discuss tips and tricks for writing effective letters of recommendation. Participants will leave with tip sheets and prompts to help with the letter writing process start to submission. 

Speakers
avatar for Erinn Murphy

Erinn Murphy

College & Career Counselor, Carbondale Community High School
JD

Justin Dennis, PhD

English Teacher, Carbondale Community High School



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D110

10:00am

Student Loan Forgiveness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Present information on student loan forgiveness and provide overview of various programs available.

Speakers
JW

Jennifer Wicks

Education SpecialistHorace Mann1 Horace Mann Plaza Springfield, IL 62715


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D206

10:00am

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address a detailed review of the law and regulations affecting and dealing with technology use in school districts. It will include the implications and pitfalls of the use of email, blogs, and social media for students and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Mclain

Shawn Mclain

Attorney, Guin Mundorf, LLC


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Media Center B200

10:00am

Connecting to Careers Using the NGSS Engineering Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

The Next Generation Science Standards have an explicit focus on embedding engineering practices into the classroom. Join this session to learn more about the engineering cycle and experience a lesson that can tie your instruction to real-world careers. 

Speakers
AB

Anthony Baker

ISBE Science Content Specialist, Illinois State University


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C111

10:00am

Using Phenomena in the High School Science Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will look at different phenomena that can be used in high school science classes to align with the Next Generation Science Standards. We will look at different demonstrations and resources to explain the phenomena and how they can be used according to the new standards. 

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Garner

Courtney Garner

Science Teacher, Anna Jonesboro Community High School
Over the years I have taught multiple science classes at Anna Jonesboro Community High School. Currently I teach Advanced Biology I, Advanced Chemistry, Biology II, and Physics.
avatar for Chelsea Kaericher

Chelsea Kaericher

Science Teacher, Richland County High School
I currently teach Chemistry at RCHS in Olney, IL. I have previously taught Biology and Integrated Science at the high school level, as well as college-level Chemistry and Anatomy/Physiology.



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D201

10:00am

Family Engagement tools and supports
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join a learning opportunity to support classroom, school, and district family engagement efforts. The ISBE framework for family engagement can support efforts to increase connections and communications with students families.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin McClure

Kevin McClure

ISBE Content Specialist - Learning Supports, Center for Educational Innovations @ ISU
Kevin McClure is a statewide Content Specialist - Learning Supports, with the Illinois Center for School Improvement connected with the work of the Illinois State Board of Education’s development and dissemination of educator professional learning. His work within the K-12 educational... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C108

10:00am

Identifying and Preventing Repetitive and Other Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This presentation includes a description of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), challenging behaviors, why challenging behaviors occur in individuals with ASD, how to prevent challenging behaviors, and intervention strategies if challenging behaviors occur.

Speakers


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
B107

10:00am

Top Ten Ways to Answer Difficult Questions About Sex, Social Media and Pornography
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will review the TOP Tens Ways to Answer Difficult Questions About Sex, will get the chance to ask and answer their questions and will be provided with up-to-date local resources. Ways to keep students staff from social media and pornography will be highlighted. 

Speakers
LB

Lori Brummer

Program Coordinator, lorib@jchdonline.org
PC

Paula Clark

Division Director, HIV Services, Jackson County Health Department


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D114

10:00am

Turning Your Class into a TEAM!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Build a Championship TEAM – You really can change the Culture and Climate of your classroom one team-building activity at a time!

The culture and climate of your school is essential to student success, teacher performance and retention!  How do we get our students to work with us and not against us?  How can we as teachers get students to work together and give their best effort with energy and enthusiasm?  We help them become a team!  We must spend quality time learning about each of our students and cultivating strong relationships.  We have to get to know one another from the inside out and learning games and activities that foster connection can make that happen.  The team that truly knows and understands each other can become a cohesive unit committed to excellence and personal growth.  This high energy, interactive, and super-fun workshop will have you laughing or crying from the heart.  Attendees will leave with FIVE fun and easy to do team-building activities that will turn your students from strangers into one big family that can work together as a TEAM!


Speakers
avatar for Aric Bostick

Aric Bostick

Aric Bostick Success TrainingAric Bostick is one of the Nation’s Leading Motivational Speakers and Trainers Aric inspires audiences nationwide to achieve greater performance, engagement, and happiness. Aric passionately infuses humor, inspiration, and simple techniques to initiate... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Gymnasium Carbondale High School, 1301 E Walnust St, Carbondale, IL, 62901

10:00am

CANCELLED SESSION: Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science
In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the goals of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science and key social science practices as well as ideas and resources for implementation. Time will be spent discussing the overall vision and structure of the standards, exploring inquiry in the classroom, as well as examining resources to support implementation.

For webinars and resources to support implementation please check out: http://www.ilsocialscienceinaction.org/ 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Elvidge

Katie Elvidge

ISBE Social Science Content Specialist, Center for Educational Initiatives



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C114

10:00am

News Literacy & Controversial Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover ways to explore news literacy in the classroom to both inform and engage students. Resources will be shared with participants to aid in covering the discussion of current and controversial issues per the new Illinois Civic Education Law.

Speakers
DA

Daron Absher

Government/Civics Teacher, Carbondale Comm High School


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C109

10:00am

Bridging the Gap Between General and Special Education: Interventions Vs. Accommodations and their implementation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

*This session will help guide general education teachers in the process of implementing interventions, accommodations, and Behavior Intervention Plans in their classrooms. This training will provide teachers with ideas that can help Special Education students remain in the general education setting and experience academic and behavioral success. The presenters for this session have over 15 years of combined experience in Special Education classrooms and in an alternative school environment.

Thank you to those who attended. I feel as if we did not have enough time to go over the materials as desired. There are so many interventions to try within our classrooms. Please view the presentation and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contace Eddy or myself.  Happy Teaching, friends!!
~C Hale-Melton (chale-melton@ces95.org)
~E Henriksen (ehenriksen@tcse.us) 

Speakers
avatar for Cortney Hale

Cortney Hale

Special Education Teacher, Carbondale Middle School
Special Education TeacherCarbondale Elementary School925 S. Giant City Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901
avatar for Eddy Henriksen

Eddy Henriksen

High School Special Education Teacher, Tri-County @ Ward School
Special Education TeacherTri-County at Ward School120 Spring St, Du Quoin, IL, 62832



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D108

10:00am

Transition Components of the IEP and Post-Secondary Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will gain knowledge of the Illinois State Board of Education requirements pertaining to the transition components of the I.E.P., along with the post-secondary services that can be provided to students with special needs and how these services can be accessed.

Speakers

Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C101

10:00am

We’re All in This Together!: The Do’s & Don’ts When Serving Students in the Gen. Ed. Setting
Limited Capacity filling up

Legal requirements and tips for educating Sp. Ed. students in the general ed. setting

Speakers
JP

Jan Pearcy

DirectorTri-County Special Education Joint Agreement1725 Shomaker Drive, Murphysboro, IL 62966
DS

Dana Stuart

Principal, Tri-Co. Central SchoolTri-County Special Education Joint Agreement1725 Shomaker Drive, Murphysboro, IL
KW

Kim Williams

Special Ed. AdministratorTri-County Special Education Joint Agreement1725 Shomaker DriveMurphysboro, IL 62966


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C102

10:00am

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

The addition of Google Classroom to the Google Apps for education suite has made it better than ever. In addition to the integration of the key apps, such as docs, slides, forms, calendar, and sheets, It adds a new array of communication and collaborative tools. This session will offer a basic overview of what Google Classroom can do for you.

Speakers
JW

James Wells

Teacher/ Google Certified Educator, Murphysboro Middle School


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
D208

10:00am

Integrating Technology Using the SAMR Method
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how to implement the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) method when selecting technology tools and resources to integrate into lessons and units in all content areas. Educators can start with the substitution level and then develop lessons that move through all stages of the SAMR model throughout the year. This session will also explore a new resource to assist teachers in finding free, vetted technology tools to use in their implementation process.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
C113

11:00am

Utilizing SAT Suite of Assessment Data to Inform Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

The College Board K-12 Assessment Reporting Portal offers educators a wealth of information for students who have taken PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. The session will provide an overview of how to access the portal, key reports that educators will find useful, and how educators can best utilize these reports to inform classroom instruction.

Speakers
CH

Christopher Heintz

Associate Director, College Board


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C200

11:00am

Literacy in Action: Resources to Support Literacy in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will help all teachers identify grade specific resources to help them teach the ELA/Literacy Standards.

Speakers
KR

Kathi Rhodus

ELA/Social Science Content Specialist, Illinois State Board of Education


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C110

11:00am

The Daily 5 and How it Can Help Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A presentation about implementing the Daily 5 and the wonders it can do for your classroom. We'll discuss how to begin implementing and how to set up your classroom for the Daily 5.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Jeanine Gilliland

Carol Jeanine Gilliland

3rd Grade Teacher, Meridian Community Unit School



Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C211

11:00am

Using Illinois Learning Standards to Plan and Implement Literacy Stations in a K-2 classroom 2016 UPDATE
Limited Capacity seats available

A continuation from session 1 or last year's session on Literacy Stations. We'll provide an update of what we've learned over the last year. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and see data on the effectiveness of Literacy Stations.

Speakers
CE

Carla Ehlers

PrincipalGeneral John A. Logan Attendance Center Murphysboro CUSD #186
NG

Nikki Gahagan

Resource TeacherGeneral John A. Logan Attendance Center Murphysboro CUSD#186


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D112

11:00am

Making the Connection: From the Classroom to the Outside World
Limited Capacity seats available

SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center, a National Environmental Education Landmark, has been serving Southern Illinois school children and teachers for almost 70 years.  With a legacy as a leader in many outdoor fields, 3,100 forested acres, two camps, lake access, and access to adjoining and regional state and federal protected lands, the center is uniquely situated to provide quality experiential programs on the land and water for students and educators in many disciplines.  Join Environmental Education Program Coordinator Steve Gariepy to learn about current programs and events, coordinating to achieve Next Generation Science Standards, and how to bring your classes for programs, including grant funding options that include transportation funding.  

Speakers
SG

Steve Gariepy

Environmental Education Coordinator, SIU Touch of Nature


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C209

11:00am

Out of the Classroom and into Nature!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service professionals as we discuss how we can help your students to get out of the classroom and into nature for fun, hands on learning!  This will be a "free forum" area where teachers will have time to talk to the individual organizations that they are interested in working with.   

Speakers
DM

Dana Malave'-Miller

Park Ranger, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/ Crab Orchard NWR
MO

Molie Oliver

Natural Resources Coordinator, Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Cache River
JR

Jennifer Randolph-Bollinger

Natural Resources Coordinator, IDNR/Giant City State Park


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
B100 (Cafeteria)

11:00am

IL Core Arts Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will delve into the new arts learning standards that are to be implemented next school year. We will examine the resources available for the successful implementation in your classroom.

Speakers
JS

Josh Shearer

Art TeacherAnna 37301 South Green St


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
A101

11:00am

K-12 Music Teacher Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be a networking session for local music teachers and directors to network with the other teachers in the area.

Speakers
LF

Luke Fleisher

Music Teacher, Unity Point School


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D111

11:00am

Using Music to Teach Any Subject
Limited Capacity filling up

Music is a powerful subject which can be used to assist in the teaching of all subjects, at any grade level.  The arts are crucial to the development of a child and provides the brain stimulation which draws students to engagement and assists in student learning.  This session is designed for regular education teachers more than music teachers.  


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C208

11:00am

CTE Roundtable- Invitation Only
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
B110

11:00am

Kindergarten Transition and Ready Freddy
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
PM

Patricia Moore

PreK TeacherUnity Point School4033 South Illinois Ave. Carbondale IL 62903
MP

Michelle Pritchard

Prek Coordinator, Unity Point School Dist 140


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
A100

11:00am

The WHY and HOW of Student Engagement
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Throughout this interactive session, participants will discover what student engagement is and is not and why it is important for increasing student's higher level learning. The session will be delivered in a manner that will model several student engagement strategies that can be used immediately in the participant's classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for April Teske

April Teske

Assessment Coordinator/Instructor, Office of Teacher Education, SIUC


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C201

11:00am

Connecting Math and Literacy Using Dynamic Learning Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Mathematics is literacy! There is a natural connection between mathematical thinking and language.  Using freely accessible learning technologies and specific examples, we showcase the literacy aspects and the narrative nature of mathematical exploration and problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Lingguo Bu

Lingguo Bu

Associate Professor of Math Education, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Math education, STEM + Art, K-12 integrated STEM curricular development ans assessment, mathematical modeling (dynamic modeling, mobile APPs, and 3D design and printing) in K-12 and teacher education.


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C212

11:00am

Lego Math
Limited Capacity filling up

Legos are a great math manipulative because students enjoy working with them. We will be discussing different ways you can use Legos in your elementary math class.

Speakers
avatar for Laci Froemling

Laci Froemling

ELL Specialist and Lego Club Sponsor, Trico Elementary
avatar for Kristen Martin

Kristen Martin

5th Grade Teacher, Trico



Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C210

11:00am

NCAA Compliance for Athletes
Limited Capacity seats available

Informational session about student-athletes and their preparedness for NCAA and college athletics. Topics will include core courses and GPA requirements, as well as recruiting tips and strategies.


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D210

11:00am

Promoting Student Athlete Safety and School and Communities Ties
Limited Capacity filling up

Decision is designed for coaches and leaders of extra-curricular activities. It will address the issue of student athlete safety as well as strategies for creating strong relations between student athletes, their schools, and communities. This session will be instructional, but will also include an open format for the exchange of ideas and best practices.

Speakers
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Bryan Lee

Social Studies, Carbondale Community High School


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D103

11:00am

Hot Topics for School Nurses 2017
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give school nurses the opportunity to discuss topics that are important to them in their schools in a round table open discussion.


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
B120

11:00am

Keeping Yourself Out of Court: Protecting Your Job in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

David Braun, an attorney from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., will discuss student records, who makes decisions for students, and how to avoid trouble on the internet. Topics will include the boundaries of employee rights on the internet and the rights of parents in decisions regarding their children.   

Speakers
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David Braun

Attorney, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.



Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Auditorium A102

11:00am

Mindfulness in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn about how educators at every level can incorporate mindfulness lessons and themes into classroom procedures and practices. Hear examples of mindfulness in the classroom occuring right now, and leave with at least one idea of how to incorporate the practice into your day to day work as an educator. 

Speakers
AK

Anne Kaszubski

Kindergarten Teacher, Parrish School
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Cecile McCarron

Kindergarten Teacher, Parrish Teacher
avatar for Erinn Murphy

Erinn Murphy

College & Career Counselor, Carbondale Community High School
KR

Kelli Roundtree

Elementary Teacher, Parrish School
WW

Whitney Wyatt

Kindergarten Teacher, Parrish School



Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D110

11:00am

Student Loan Forgiveness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Present information relating to student loan forgiveness and provide overview of various programs available.

Speakers
JW

Jennifer Wicks

Education SpecialistHorace Mann1 Horace Mann Plaza Springfield, IL 62715


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D206

11:00am

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address a detailed review of the law and regulations affecting and dealing with technology use in school districts. It will include the implications and pitfalls of the use of email, blogs, and social media for students and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Mclain

Shawn Mclain

Attorney, Guin Mundorf, LLC


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Media Center B200

11:00am

Connecting to Careers Using the NGSS Engineering Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

The Next Generation Science Standards have an explicit focus on embedding engineering practices into the classroom. Join this session to learn more about the engineering cycle and experience a lesson that can tie your instruction to real-world careers. 

Speakers
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Anthony Baker

ISBE Science Content Specialist, Illinois State University


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C111

11:00am

Science Teachers as Facilitators
Limited Capacity seats available

The shift from direct instruction to the facilitation of science inquiry is a key component of the IL Learning Standards for Science. Let us help you make this shift less intimidating as we explore the definition, history, and examples of facilitation in the science classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Sheppard

Jeanine Sheppard

ISBE Math and Science Content Specialist, Center for Educational Initiatives at Illinois State University


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C112

11:00am

You want me to teach what!? Ways to incorporate the NGSS standards in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Science, at any level, should bring out the excitement for your students, but what do the Next Generation Science Standards really mean in the elementary classroom? What do NGSS, DCI, SEP, CCC, and CER all mean for your students? With some fun activities we will help you dive into these concepts, as well as show you how to help your students succeed on the Illinois Science Assessment. Your students will learn to think like a scientist, and you may just have a little fun with science too!

Moderators
avatar for Chelsea Kaericher

Chelsea Kaericher

Science Teacher, Richland County High School
I currently teach Chemistry at RCHS in Olney, IL. I have previously taught Biology and Integrated Science at the high school level, as well as college-level Chemistry and Anatomy/Physiology.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Garner

Courtney Garner

Science Teacher, Anna Jonesboro Community High School
Over the years I have taught multiple science classes at Anna Jonesboro Community High School. Currently I teach Advanced Biology I, Advanced Chemistry, Biology II, and Physics.



Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D201

11:00am

11:00am

SEL standards implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

Analyze the 10 teaching practices that influence SEL standards implementation along with tools for the classroom teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin McClure

Kevin McClure

ISBE Content Specialist - Learning Supports, Center for Educational Innovations @ ISU
Kevin McClure is a statewide Content Specialist - Learning Supports, with the Illinois Center for School Improvement connected with the work of the Illinois State Board of Education’s development and dissemination of educator professional learning. His work within the K-12 educational... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C108

11:00am

Teaching New Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This presentation includes a description of evidence-based strategies to teach new skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Discrete trial training (DTT) and naturalistic teaching strategies are discussed. Furthermore, teachers will learn about teaching language in the natural environment.

Speakers


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
B107

11:00am

Top Ten Ways to Answer Difficult Questions About Sex, Social Media and Pornography
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will review the TOP Tens Ways to Answer Difficult Questions About Sex, will get the chance to ask and answer their questions and will be provided with up-to-date local resources. Ways to keep students staff from social media and pornography will be highlighted. 

Speakers
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Lori Brummer

Program Coordinator, lorib@jchdonline.org
PC

Paula Clark

Division Director, HIV Services, Jackson County Health Department


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D114

11:00am

Turning Your Class into a TEAM!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Build a Championship TEAM – You really can change the Culture and Climate of your classroom one team-building activity at a time!

The culture and climate of your school is essential to student success, teacher performance and retention!  How do we get our students to work with us and not against us?  How can we as teachers get students to work together and give their best effort with energy and enthusiasm?  We help them become a team!  We must spend quality time learning about each of our students and cultivating strong relationships.  We have to get to know one another from the inside out and learning games and activities that foster connection can make that happen.  The team that truly knows and understands each other can become a cohesive unit committed to excellence and personal growth.  This high energy, interactive, and super-fun workshop will have you laughing or crying from the heart.  Attendees will leave with FIVE fun and easy to do team-building activities that will turn your students from strangers into one big family that can work together as a TEAM!


Speakers
avatar for Aric Bostick

Aric Bostick

Aric Bostick Success TrainingAric Bostick is one of the Nation’s Leading Motivational Speakers and Trainers Aric inspires audiences nationwide to achieve greater performance, engagement, and happiness. Aric passionately infuses humor, inspiration, and simple techniques to initiate... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Gymnasium Carbondale High School, 1301 E Walnust St, Carbondale, IL, 62901

11:00am

CANCELLED SESSION: Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science
In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the goals of the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science and key social science practices as well as ideas and resources for implementation. Time will be spent discussing the overall vision and structure of the standards, exploring inquiry in the classroom, as well as examining resources to support implementation.

For webinars and resources to support implementation please check out: http://www.ilsocialscienceinaction.org/

Speakers
avatar for Katie Elvidge

Katie Elvidge

ISBE Social Science Content Specialist, Center for Educational Initiatives



Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C114

11:00am

News Literacy & Controversial Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover ways to explore news literacy in the classroom to both inform and engage students. Resources will be shared with participants to aid in covering the discussion of current and controversial issues per the new Illinois Civic Education Law.

Speakers
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Daron Absher

Government/Civics Teacher, Carbondale Comm High School


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C109

11:00am

Bridging the Gap Between General and Special Education: Interventions Vs. Accommodations and their implementation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will help guide general education teachers in the process of implementing interventions, accommodations, and Behavior Intervention Plans in their classrooms. This training will provide teachers with ideas that can help Special Education students remain in the general education setting and experience academic and behavioral success. The presenters for this session have over 15 years of combined experience in Special Education classrooms and in an alternative school environment.

Speakers
avatar for Cortney Hale

Cortney Hale

Special Education Teacher, Carbondale Middle School
Special Education TeacherCarbondale Elementary School925 S. Giant City Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901
avatar for Eddy Henriksen

Eddy Henriksen

High School Special Education Teacher, Tri-County @ Ward School
Special Education TeacherTri-County at Ward School120 Spring St, Du Quoin, IL, 62832


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D108

11:00am

Transition Components of the IEP and Post-Secondary Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will gain knowledge of the Illinois State Board of Education requirements pertaining to the transition components of the I.E.P., along with the post-secondary services that can be provided to students with special needs and how these services can be accessed.

Speakers

Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C101

11:00am

We’re All in This Together!: The Do’s & Don’ts When Serving Students in the Gen. Ed. Setting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Legal requirements and tips for educating Sp. Ed. students in the general ed. setting

Speakers
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Jan Pearcy

DirectorTri-County Special Education Joint Agreement1725 Shomaker Drive, Murphysboro, IL 62966
DS

Dana Stuart

Principal, Tri-Co. Central SchoolTri-County Special Education Joint Agreement1725 Shomaker Drive, Murphysboro, IL
KW

Kim Williams

Special Ed. AdministratorTri-County Special Education Joint Agreement1725 Shomaker DriveMurphysboro, IL 62966


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C102

11:00am

Google Apps for At-Risk Learners
Limited Capacity filling up

Learners come in all shapes and sizes. Finding ways to help the most vulnerable can seem impossible. This session will provide some ways to use the tools in Google Apps for Education to provide some of the supports these students need to be successful.

Speakers
JW

James Wells

Teacher/ Google Certified Educator, Murphysboro Middle School


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
D208

11:00am

Where is Technology in the Illinois Learning Standards?
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the specific standards where technology is located in ELA, Math, Fine Arts, and PE/Health. Discover how technology can be directly supportive of the standards in Science, Social Science and Social Emotional Learning. Learn about tools and resources to support those standards in all classroom settings.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward

Content Specialist for Learning Supports, Illinois State University, Normal
Special education educator for 20+ years and currently a content specialist for learning supports with Illinois State University/ISBE. Masters degrees in Special Education and Learning and Technology. My team and I have been creating resources for Illinois teachers for 5 years. As... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
C113